Patents Examined by Christopher C Caillouet
  • Patent number: 11905063
    Abstract: The present invention is an apparatus and method for cutting individual label strips from a roll of label web utilizing a cutter assembly. A label cutter comprises a cutter assembly for continuously and independently controlling the rotational speeds of a rotating cutter shaft, a stationary shaft, and a label feed roller is provided. The length of the label strip is controlled by the distinct speed of rotation of a stationary knife, the stationary knife is rotatably coupled to the stationary shaft. At least one cutter blade is operatively associated to the rotating cutter shaft for cutting the label web. The stationary knife rotates with a to speed of rotation different from the speed of rotation of the cutter blade to produce longer or shorter label length strips. The frequency at which the cutter blade meets the stationary knife is inversely related to the length of the label strip that is produced during cut off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Elum Inc.
    Inventors: Ranbir Singh Claire, Vinay Leeladhar Piratla, Karmen Claire
  • Patent number: 11903801
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing an elastic composite structure for an absorbent sanitary product includes an anvil with weld pattern comprising at least one anchoring region and at least one deactivating region. The anchoring region includes anchoring welds that form anchoring bonds that fuse facing web layers and anchor elastic thread(s) in position relative to the facing web layers. The deactivating region includes a break bar constructed to sever the thread(s). A method of manufacturing the elastic composite structure includes positioning a tensioned elastic thread between web layers, fusing the web layers to form an anchored zone that includes anchoring bonds that fuse the web layers and anchor the tensioned elastic thread therebetween, and cutting the thread to form a deactivated zone between adjacent portions of the anchored zone that is free of tensioned threads. The method further includes fusing the web layers within the deactivated zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Curt G. Joa, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Earl Andrews, David Edward Schuette, Jeffrey Wayne Fritz, Justin Marshall Lafferty
  • Patent number: 11866847
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating one or more single crystal monolayers from two-dimensional van der Waals crystals are disclosed herein. Example methods include providing a bulk material including a plurality of van der Waals crystal layers, and exfoliating one or more single crystal monolayers of van der Waals crystal from the bulk material by applying a flexible and flat metal tape to a surface of the bulk material. In certain embodiments, the one or more single crystal monolayers can be assembled into an artificial lattice. The present disclosure also provides techniques for manufacturing flexible and flat metal tape for generating one or more single crystal monolayers from two-dimensional van der Waals crystals. The present disclosure also provides compositions for creating a macroscopic artificial lattice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK
    Inventors: Fang Liu, Xiaoyang Zhu, James Hone, Sang Hoon Chae
  • Patent number: 11858769
    Abstract: A web splice for attaching two webs, such as paper webs used in paper converting operations. The web splice comprises a non-linear butt joint. The butt joint forms an acute included angle (?) with the side edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaokai Niu, David E. Rhodes
  • Patent number: 11857399
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for transferring cut-out nonwoven material members, the method including feeding a continuous web of a nonwoven material towards cutter and anvil roll, passing the continuous web between the cutter and anvil roll, the cutter roll having knives protruding from the circumferential surface, the knives having an edge with a first outline shape seen in a circumferential direction of the cutter roll, cutting the continuous web thereby forming cut-out nonwoven material members having a second outline shape corresponding to the first outline shape of the respective edge of the knives, and transferring the cut-out members to a vacuum roll having an outer circumferential surface that includes a plurality of vacuum ports arranged in a pattern, the pattern including pattern units each having a third outline shape, the pattern units fitting within the second outline shape of the cut-out members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: ESSITY HYGIENE AND HEALTH AKTIEBOLAG
    Inventors: Sofia Ekstedt, Caj Hanson
  • Patent number: 11858166
    Abstract: An unit narrow board glue application device and method suitable for high-frequency hot pressing of solid wood edge glued panel is disclosed, including a transverse chain feeding device, a longitudinal roller feeding device and a gluing device. The transverse chain feeding device includes a fixed chain transport mechanism and a movable chain transport mechanism. The longitudinal roller feeding device includes the lifting power roller assembly, the longitudinal feed roller assembly and the pneumatic compression roller assemblies. The gluing device includes a glue pump, a glue application head, and a pneumatic slide table. The front end face of the hollow structure glue application head has a number of small round holes for glue liquid discharge and horizontal glue guiding grooves. The disclosure has a high degree of automation, can give full play to the efficiency of the high-frequency hot press, and is conducive to the intelligent manufacturing of solid wood furniture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Nanjing Forestry University
    Inventors: Baojin Wang, Qi Xu, Peibin Tian, Yun Zhang, Xinqi Zhu, Song Yang, Xinyu Yan, Anqi Wu, Zhibao Chen, Nanfeng Zhu, Sheping Wang, Jintao Shen
  • Patent number: 11844674
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to methods and apparatuses for manufacturing absorbent articles, wherein discrete zones of protrusions may be formed on a substrate. In some configurations, the protrusions may be formed as hooks. When forming the discrete zones of protrusions, localized speed variances may be imparted to the advancing substrate to ensure the adequate time to form the protrusions is provided. As such, protrusions may be formed on portions of the substrate that have been temporarily stopped or slowed to relatively slow speeds. The substrates with zones of protrusions may then be incorporated into products, such as assembled absorbent articles, so as to place the protrusions in desired positions on the absorbent articles. As such, the methods and apparatuses herein allow for the use of hook forming techniques on substrates in article manufacturing processes that provide flexibility in such configurations without sacrificing desired manufacturing speeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2023
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: The Procter and Gamble Company
    Inventors: Michael Devin Long, Uwe Schneider
  • Patent number: 11819391
    Abstract: In order to prevent degradation of appearance, prevent a decrease in flexibility, and improve non-elasticity in a non-stretchable region in an elastic film stretchable structure, the invention is characterized by having an elastic film stretchable structure (20X) formed by stacking an elastic film (30) between a first sheet layer (20A) and a second sheet layer (20B), wherein a region having the elastic film stretchable structure (20X) includes a non-stretchable region (70) and a stretchable region (80) provided at least at one side of the non-stretchable region (70) in a stretching and contracting direction, the stretchable region (80) being stretchable in the stretching and contracting direction, the first sheet layer (20A) and the second sheet layer (20B) are joined via through holes (31) penetrating the elastic film (30) at the large number of sheet bond portions (40) arranged at intervals, and the non-stretchable region (70) does not have a section in which the elastic film (30) linearly continues along t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: DAIO PAPER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Syunsuke Sakai
  • Patent number: 11820087
    Abstract: A method of preparing a composite article including providing a first bias assembly with a first bias roll; providing a first non-bias assembly with a first non-bias roll; positioning the first bias assembly to a dispensing position; dispensing a bias ply from the first bias roll along a bias path on a mold; cutting the bias ply; positioning the first non-bias assembly to a dispensing position; dispensing a non-bias ply from the first non-bias roll; and cutting the non-bias ply; wherein the bias path and the non-bias path are substantially parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: David G. Carlson, Paul K. Oldroyd, George R. Decker, Doug K. Wolfe
  • Patent number: 11801168
    Abstract: A method for providing successive individual combination belt structures each comprising a fastening component includes providing a machine-direction continuous strip of web material having a pair of machine-direction outer side edges, opposing side margin portions, and a cross-direction width therebetween. The web material is conveyed along the machine direction to fastening component process equipment to continuously affix successive fastening components to the web material. The web material is conveyed to cross-direction cutting equipment to cut individual combination front belt structures from the web material along predominately cross-direction cut lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: The Procter and Gamble Company
    Inventors: Abhishek Prakash Surushe, Jeromy Thomas Raycheck, Kumardipti Chatterjee, Donald Carroll Roe, Russell Andrew Hayden, Alejandro Jose Rivero
  • Patent number: 11794463
    Abstract: A system for cutting a web material and applying the web material on a substrate. The system comprises a feed roll configured to advance a web material. The system includes an anvil roll configured to receive the web material from the feed roll and provide a section of web material having a defined length. The system includes a cutting element configured to cut the web material to form the section of web material. The anvil roll is configured such that the anvil roll surface advances at an anvil roll surface speed. The feed roll is configured to rotate at a first feed roll surface speed that is slower than the anvil roll surface speed and a second feed roll surface speed that is substantially the same as the anvil roll surface speed when the cutting element cuts the web material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: H.B. Fuller Company
    Inventors: Jorge A. Nash, Orion A. Cavins
  • Patent number: 11793683
    Abstract: An absorbent article comprises an absorbent core sandwiched between a liquid-permeable topsheet and a liquid-impermeable backsheet, wherein the absorbent core includes an absorbent component enclosed by a core cover including an upper side and a lower side, each side having a body facing surface and a garment facing surface, and a sealing arrangement for joining the upper and lower sides and including two channel sealings in the crotch portion defining a first channel sealing width and a second channel sealing width. The channel sealings are formed by an ultrasonic welding pattern including a plurality of welding spots and the garment facing surface of the upper core cover side and the body facing surface of the lower core cover side are coated with adhesive, provided that the areas of the channel sealings are free from adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: ESSITY HYGIENE AND HEALTH AKTIEBOLAG
    Inventors: Filip Sillerström, Yasha Asayesh
  • Patent number: 11771600
    Abstract: The invention relates to a laminated assembly including a support layer (32) and an anti-slip strip (34), the anti-slip strip (34) including an elastomeric material, the support layer (32) and the anti-slip strip (34) being laminated together, the anti-slip strip (34) including a base (34A) and a plurality of protruding elements (34B) extending from the base (34A) and the plurality of protruding elements (34B) protruding from a face (30A) of the laminated assembly (30). The invention also relates to a diaper including such a laminated assembly (30) and a process for manufacturing the laminated assembly (30). The invention also relates to a diaper including such an assembly and a process for manufacturing such an assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: APLIX
    Inventor: Pierre-Yves François Jean Linot
  • Patent number: 11767158
    Abstract: A liner bag for, for example, a flexible intermediate bulk container (FIBC) includes a body portion formed by at least two sheets. The body portion has a first end and a second end defining a cavity therebetween. The first end has an opening for receiving a product. The liner bag also includes at least one seal (e.g., a vertical seal) joining the two sheets. The liner bag further includes at least one polymer flange secured to the two sheets and extending outward from the vertical seal to provide at least one fastening location to secure the liner bag to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventor: Paul A. Weissbrod
  • Patent number: 11766841
    Abstract: Tape layup systems and associated methods. A tape layup system includes a feed spool and an uptake spool. The feed spool is configured to carry a tape roll of tackifier tape that includes a tackifier material and a backing material, and the uptake spool is configured to carry a backing material roll of the backing material. The tape layup system further includes a torque transmission system configured to convey a torque from the feed spool to the uptake spool. The tape layup system is configured such that conveying a torque from the feed spool to the uptake spool operates to draw the backing material onto the backing material roll. A method of operating a tape layup system includes generating tension in a tackifier tape to rotate a feed spool and consequently rotating an uptake spool to draw a backing material onto a backing material roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Allen Halbritter
  • Patent number: 11766849
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus provide for: sourcing an ultra-thin glass sheet having first and second opposing major surfaces and perimeter edges therebetween, the glass sheet having a thickness between the first and second surfaces of less than about 400 microns; adhering at least one polymer layer directly or indirectly to at least one of the first and second surfaces of the glass sheet to form a laminated structure; and cutting the laminated structure using at least one of the following techniques: shear cutting, burst cutting, slit cutting, and crush cutting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Dana Craig Bookbinder, Patrick Joseph Cimo, Karthik Gopalakrishnan, Timothy Michael Gross, Glafiro Guerrero-Medina, Kiat Chyai Kang, Sue Camille Lewis
  • Patent number: 11759373
    Abstract: A method for producing a chassis web for a disposable pant article, the method including feeding a first continuous base web in a machine direction; attaching a continuous elastic waistband component to the first base web in an attachment area extending in the machine direction; attaching a second continuous base web to the first continuous base web and the continuous waistband component, covering at least the continuous waistband component, thereby forming a compound base web having first and second side edges, the attachment area being spaced apart from at least one of the first and second side edges of the compound base web; severing the compound base web and the attached waistband component by cutting; shifting positions of the first panel web and the second panel web in a cross machine direction; forming a coherent chassis web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: ESSITY HYGIENE AND HEALTH AKTIEBOLAG
    Inventors: Lucas Bäck, Karin Ljungberg
  • Patent number: 11760524
    Abstract: A label applicator guide including a base configured to be attached to an elongated object label applicator, and a controller including a first support extending from the base and a second support extending from the first support such that the first support is configured to be planar with a portion of the wrapping mechanism. The controller is moveably secured to the base through a first knuckle of the controller pivotably connected to a second knuckle of the base, with a pin extending through the first knuckle and second knuckle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventor: Roger D. Segroves
  • Patent number: 11756809
    Abstract: After the inside of a sealed accommodating chamber of a tape attaching apparatus is decompressed, a dicing tape covering a back surface of a wafer is attached to an upper surface of an annular projection of the wafer. Thereafter, the inside of the accommodating chamber is pressurized, to press the dicing tape toward the recess in the back surface of the wafer. As a result, the dicing tape can be attached, substantially without a gap, to substantially the whole area of the back surface of the wafer inclusive of a corner part which is the boundary between the recess and the annular projection. By adjusting the air pressure inside the accommodating chamber, the dicing tape can be easily attached to substantially the whole area of the back surface of the wafer in a short time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: DISCO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshinobu Saito
  • Patent number: 11744745
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an absorbent article that includes: a first sheet body that includes two first sheets and a first elastic string that is stretchable and contractible in a left-right direction; a second sheet body; and a first weld portion. The method includes: (a) placing the first elastic string in a stretched state where the first elastic string is stretched in the left-right direction between the first sheets disposed in a thickness direction intersecting the left-right direction; (b) causing the second sheet body to overlap with the first sheet body in the thickness direction; (c) releasing the stretched state to bring about a released state; and (d) welding one end portion of the first sheet body in the left-right direction and one end portion of the second sheet body in the left-right direction to each other, to form the first weld portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventor: Toshifumi Ohtsubo