Patents Examined by Edward G. Whitby
  • Patent number: 4124424
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for forming and maintaining a fold or crease or a formed shape in or on a fabric piece while a product is being manufactured comprising the fabric. The method comprises the steps of applying an adhesive to selected locations on the fabric piece, forming the fabric piece into the desired configuration, compressing the fabric piece at the selected locations to adhere the selected locations thereof whereby the fabric piece is maintained in the formed, desired configuration during at least part of the manufacture of the product, and thereafter dissipating the adhesive. The method is especially suited to the manufacture of garments having separately attached pieces such as pockets, facings, cuffs, yokes, and the like, wherein to faciliate manufacture, the folds and creases are temporarily made in the pieces and are maintained during manufacture by the adhesive, which is dissipated in the final stages of manufacture of the garment, typically during steam pressing of the garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1976
    Date of Patent: November 7, 1978
    Assignee: Automated Components Inc.
    Inventor: Harold Preston
  • Patent number: 4121402
    Abstract: Preprinted rectangular blanks of longitudinally stretch-oriented foam sheet material are formed into cylinders by a continuous folder and seamer and transferred onto mandrels on which they are shrunken by heat to assume the shape of the mandrel. In forming containers, means are provided to place bottom blanks on the mandrels prior to the loading of the cylinders thereon so as to shrink the cylinders to sidewall shapes overlying the bottom blanks. The top curl on containers such as drinking cups and food tubs is formed after shrink forming and the bottom seam of the container is also reinforced by ironing after shrink forming. A method of continuously forcing and filling containers on a continuous in-line basis is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1976
    Date of Patent: October 24, 1978
    Assignee: Maryland Cup Corporation
    Inventors: Allan K. Cress, Charles E. Busse
  • Patent number: 4121955
    Abstract: A method of treating an electrode used in an electric arc furnace at a steel plant, which comprises locating the electrode to be treated in a holder therefor by bringing the electrode to the holder using the main crane at the steel plant, bringing to the electrode in the holder a crane of a relatively low lifting capacity and either(i) an applicator for applying a coating of a set of preformed tiles to the electrode, or(ii) securing means and a fresh length of electrode to be secured on top of the electrode in the holder,Respectively causing the applicator to apply the coating or the securing means to secure the fresh length to the electrode while holding the electrode or fresh length of electrode respectively in the crane of relatively low lifting capacity, and removing from the area of the holder the crane and the applicator or the securing means respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1976
    Date of Patent: October 24, 1978
    Assignee: Foseco Trading A.G.
    Inventors: Helmut Jaunich, Dietger Dunkelmann, Josef Schiffarth
  • Patent number: 4119447
    Abstract: Fibres in a web are redistributed by ultrasonic vibration between two rigid members, for example to unite two webs together or to create a pattern of fibre orientation and fibre density; and preferably one of the members is a forwarding roll which forwards the web into a zone of increasing vibration in which fibres are bonded after redistribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 10, 1978
    Assignee: Imperial Chemical Industries Limited
    Inventors: Peter Manfrid Ellis, Charles Martin Lester
  • Patent number: 4118259
    Abstract: A weldable assembly and a method of fabricating a plastic bearing cage employing ultrasonic welding techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 1976
    Date of Patent: October 3, 1978
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Corporation
    Inventors: Gerald L. Bingle, Melvin L. Earsley
  • Patent number: 4110146
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method of producing a packing blank consisting of a rigid plate material, e.g. cardboard, and a cover of foil material enclosing the plate material, said cover consisting of two pieces of foil, each being glued to its respective large surface of the plate material and subsequently welded together along the edge areas protruding beyond the plate material, according to the invention, an adhesive is applied to a first foil material by being pressed out over an area corresponding to the large surface of the plate material, the plate material is placed with one of its large outer surfaces on said area, an adhesive is applied by expression to the other large, free outer surface of the plate material, and a second foil material is placed on said surface, whereupon the foil materials are welded together along the said edge areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 29, 1978
    Assignee: Bantex A/S
    Inventor: Niels Bro
  • Patent number: 4102720
    Abstract: A synthetic resin laminate composed of a supporting plate having protrusions and a foamed sheet having fine through-holes and fixed to the protrusions is produced by placing a foamed sheet extruded on the protrusions of a supporting plate heated to a temperature suitable for fusion-fixing and applying a draft to the supporting plate at a speed more than, but not exceeding 5 times the speed of the foamed sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1976
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1978
    Assignee: Mitsui Petrochemical Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takafumi Kaneko, Shuzo Sasagawa, Noriyuki Ishii, Takashi Hiraoka, Shozo Hieda
  • Patent number: 4102717
    Abstract: A method of making an optical coupling between a first dielectric optical waveguide and a second dielectric optical waveguide comprising, launching light into one of said first or second dielectric optical waveguides, moving an end of said first dielectric optical waveguide towards an end of said second dielectric optical waveguide, observing light radiated from the end of said first dielectric optical waveguide, and when said radiated light reaches a minimum value, fixing said first dielectric optical waveguide relative to said second dielectric optical waveguide to form a permanent coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1976
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1978
    Assignee: The Post Office
    Inventor: Paul Christopher Hensel
  • Patent number: 4100006
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing flexible card-clothing for use in textile carding comprising the steps of producing a foamed polyvinylchloride compound having a density of between 0.6 and 1.00 grams per cubic centimeter; applying a sealing coat of a material which is compatible with the foamed compound to a fabric layer; applying a layer of the foamed p.v.c. onto the seaing coat to produce a finished foam layer of between 2 and 5 millimeters thickness on the fabric; heating the applied foamed layer to p.v.c. to cause the foamed layer to fuse; applying a surface layer of sealing material onto the exposed surface of the foamed layer to provide a smooth non-absorbent external surface, with the fabric, foamed p.v.c and surface layer together forming a composite foundation face, combining the foundation face with a foundation back to form a laminated foundation, and then inserting card-clothing wires into the foundation so that parts of the wires project from the surface layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1978
    Assignee: The English Card Clothing Company Limited
    Inventor: John Buckley
  • Patent number: 4098629
    Abstract: A process for making composite contoured sound insulating panels of a type suitable for use adjacent to structural panels of automobile vehicle bodies, which in accordance with one embodiment of the present invention, comprises forming a fibrous pad incorporating controlled amounts of heat curable thermosetting binder and a heat softenable thermoplastic binder distributed in a controlled manner therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 4, 1978
    Assignee: Allen Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward G. Goldstone
  • Patent number: 4097629
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for making laminated sheets in which a fusion adhesive is applied to both sides of a sheet core, the melting point of the adhesive being below the conversion point of the sheet core, the core being provided with covering sheets, heated to the melting point of the adhesive, moulded and cooled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1977
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1978
    Inventor: Walter Schneider
  • Patent number: 4096009
    Abstract: The bond strength of composite articles of rubber adhered to ferrous metal substrates through an adhesive is substantially improved at ambient and elevated temperatures by depositing a specified amount of a layer of copper on said ferrous metal substrate, applying an adhesive thereover comprising an interpolymer containing about 50 to about 99% by weight of a conjugated diene, about 1-45% by weight of a heterocyclic base and 0 to about 40% by weight of at least one additional copolymerizable monomer, thereafter contacting said adhesive with the rubber to be bonded and bonding by heat and pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 20, 1978
    Assignee: Honny Chemicals Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinichi Yoshida
  • Patent number: 4094715
    Abstract: A method of applying foamed insulation to pipe is contemplated by the present invention. The pipe is moved longitudinally while being rotated about its longitudinal axis. A sprayable, foamable liquid is directed onto the surface of the pipe from a stationary location and is allowed to partially rise before a protective outer jacket is wrapped around the rising foam. The wrapping step includes application of sufficient pressure to the foam to increase the final density thereof, at the outer surface, by from 10% to 25% above the density if the foam was allowed to rise uninhibited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1978
    Assignee: Henderwood Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Stewart Henderson, Ralph Hielema
  • Patent number: 4093501
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of connecting the ends of a strap of thermoplastic material wrapped about a package comprising, winding a strip from a supply about a package, separating the strap from the supply to define two ends and a free end connected to the supply, positioning the ends in overlapping relation, interposing the said free end between the overlapping ends, applying a pressure force to the two ends and a relative tractive force longitudinally to the free end to create heat until the free end is removed and the two ends are fused to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1978
    Assignee: N. V. Technische Maatschappij Marchand-Andriessen
    Inventor: Dirk Adriaan van Staveren
  • Patent number: 4092192
    Abstract: A caulking composition and method, particularly for hermetically sealing coke ovens and the like having high temperature requirements. The composition is adhesive to metal surfaces at elevated oven temperatures, elastic to accommodate expansion, warping, etc. and drys to a crushable powder by the conclusion of the oven cycle. The composition comprises, by weight, 19 to 23% of a high temperature silicone oil, preferably about 20% dimethyl polysiloxane 20 to 34% of a thermally conductive white metal oxide, preferably zinc oxide, 20 to 34% of an inert particulate filler material, such as whiting and 22 to 35% of a hydrated alkaline metal oxide, such as hydrated lime.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1978
    Inventor: Douglas Magyari
  • Patent number: 4092191
    Abstract: A speedometer scale conversion kit and method of utilization of the components of such kit comprises the present invention. The conversion kit is composed of a step-by-step instructional sheet, a decal card and a cardboard strip having printed guide indicia. The instruction sheet provides the step-by-step method for forming the cardboard strip into a ten kilometer gauge, using the gauge to measure off and mark ten kilometer spacings on the transparent face cover of the speedometer, and for then removing and placing the appropriate kilometer number decal on the premarked face of the speedometer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1978
    Inventor: Thomas L. Jones
  • Patent number: 4092195
    Abstract: An improved formulation for repairing breaks and fractures in the plastic inside lining of refrigerators, freezers, and the like, and the method for effecting such repair with the formulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1978
    Inventors: Gloria Belle Alwood, George Dimitriadis
  • Patent number: 4090898
    Abstract: A pair of thermoplastic workpieces are spin welded by placing one element in a non-rotatable, reciprocable clamp. Another workpiece is press-fit onto the first workpiece and the clamp is shifted toward a continuously rotatable collet having radially inwardly closable jaws. A mandrel extends from the collet and projects beyond the jaws to guide the workpieces between the jaws. The mandrel is axially inwardly displaceable by the workpieces, with inward movement thereof being yieldably resisted by a spring to insure that radial shoulders on the workpieces are in abutment. When the other workpiece is positioned between the jaws, the jaws are closed radially into driving contact with such workpiece to substantially instantly rotate the latter at the speed of the collet relative to the one workpiece. Frictional heat thus generated melts the interface between the workpieces. When the other workpiece is released from the jaws, it adheres to the one workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1978
    Assignee: Celanese Corporation
    Inventor: Michael E. Tuskos
  • Patent number: 4091155
    Abstract: A contoured work top is provided as a new or replacement work surface to fit over an existing support structure such as a desk or table. The work top has a flat sheet of structural material with a top surface and a bottom surface. A second sheet of structural material is provided having a plurality of spaced apart, parallel raised ribs extending across the second sheet which is rigidly connected to the lower surface at tips of the raised ribs thus supporting the second sheet a spaced apart distance from the flat sheet. Also included is at least one flat strip of structural material extending across the second sheet perpendicular to the raised ribs and rigidly connected to the second sheet at locations between the raised ribs. The work top may also have side walls extending downwards from the edges of the flat sheet beyond the second sheet adapted to retain the work top in place on a supporting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1978
    Inventor: Joseph Henry Behr
  • Patent number: 4090897
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for patching or seaming thermoplastic mesh fabrics, such as used in the papermaking industry by means of an ultrasonic welding tool. The tool is provided with one or more tips having raised surface portions or projections adapted for contacting the plastic mesh at a plurality of spaced points whereby ultrasonic welding is accomplished without substantial disruption or dimunition of the generally uniform porosity inherent to the mesh fabric. The method modifications involve the use of templates for guiding the positioning and movement of the ultrasonic welding tips for both butt seaming and overlap seaming of the opposed edges of thermoplastic mesh fabric. In the butt seaming technique, the outermost weft filaments of the opposed edges of the plastic fabric are replaced by one heat stabilized filament and the picket ends of the fabric are interdigitated about this stable filament preparatory to the welding step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1978
    Assignee: The Sinclair Company
    Inventor: David G. Minick