Patents Examined by Elena Tsoy
  • Patent number: 6489001
    Abstract: A protective structure for thermal insulation and impact resistance, and especially suited for bonded application to the exterior of aircraft including spacecraft to protect the craft from high temperatures generated by exhaust gases and by atmospheric re-entry. The structure includes either a single ceramic tile component with a cover component comprising a fiber reinforced ceramic matrix composite encasing the tile component, or a plurality of ceramic tile components with a like single cover component encasing the plurality of tile components. Utilizing the structures as an external aircraft surface imparts a super hard exterior that functions to significantly prohibit impact and erosion damage while not compromising the desirable thermal insulation properties inherent to tile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2002
    Assignee: Northrop Grumman Corp.
    Inventors: Anthony Cazzato, David Sherrill
  • Patent number: 6485802
    Abstract: The invention relates to a seamless, tubular sausage casing based on cellulose hydrate having a continuous coating made of a polymeric material on its outer surface, which is permeable to hot smoke and cold smoke. The coating preferably has a thickness of from 3 to 10 &mgr;m and can also comprise or consist of a plurality of individual layers. The coating can be applied by conventional coating processes, and in addition also by single or repeated whole-surface printing. The casing is adapted especially for smoked liver sausage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2002
    Assignee: Kalle Nalo GmbH & Co.KG
    Inventors: Klaus-Dieter Hammer, Gerhard Grolig, Bernd-Adolf Lang, Hans-Werner Seelgen
  • Patent number: 6482485
    Abstract: The piece made of composite material comprises a plate and a plurality of stiffeners integrally formed with the plate. A metal wall is fixed to the edges of the stiffeners and is provided with passages for circulating the fluid. The plate exposed to the heat flux radiates towards the metal wall through the gaps between the stiffeners, and it also performs the structural function. The invention can be used with structures that are exposed to very high heat flux: the walls of jet combustion chambers, the walls of space plane vehicles, the walls of nuclear fusion reactors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2002
    Assignee: Societe Nationale d'Etude et de Construction de Moteurs d'Aviation-S.N.E.C.M.A.
    Inventor: Thierry Pichon
  • Patent number: 6475578
    Abstract: Multilayer films and packaging structure made therefrom which incorporate a peelable seal which operates via two peel mechanisms which are temperature dependent. The multilayered films and the packages in which they are utilized, have multiple layers including a fifth layer comprising high density polyethylene; a fourth layer comprising high density polyethylene, a third layer comprising high density polyethylene; a second layer comprising high density polyethylene and polybutylene and a first layer comprising ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer, polyethylene plastomer and polybutylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2002
    Assignee: Pechiney Emballage Flexible Europe
    Inventors: Lisa King Gerrits, Russell P. Gehrke, Paul T. Greisinger
  • Patent number: 6472044
    Abstract: A mailer type business form is constructed from an intermediate having a plurality of pressure activated cohesive cooperating patterns, and a card is mounted on or with the intermediate. Despite the fact that a card is included, because of the provision of surface manifestations in the intermediate, and/or because of the relative thicknesses of the card and the intermediate, the mailer may be sealed by steam rolling rather than requiring selective edge sealing. A surface manifestation may comprise a cutout with a patch, or a folded over portion of the intermediate, retaining the card with the intermediate during processing. Alternatively, first and second thinned portions of the sheet of paper, disposed on opposite sides of a fold line so as to cooperate and hold the card when the sheet is folded about the fold line, may be provided, the thinned portions provided by embossing, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Assignee: Moore North America, Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Vichinsky, Jr., Wayne Peterson, Will Hutchinson
  • Patent number: 6468631
    Abstract: Elastic band-shaped base (1) made of rubber or of a material similar to rubber for insulating and absorbing vibrations and impact sound, specially track-bed matting, wherein the base is fitted with spaced tubes (2, 3) running parallel to the ground side (4) of the base on at least two planes (I, II). The tubes have a semicircular, semi-oval, or semi-ellipsoidal cross section. The invention is characterized in that two planes (I, II) are arranged at a distance (A) in relation to each other, irrespective of the total number of the planes of tubes, forming a continuous intermediate covering (5) running parallel to the ground side (4) of the base (1), in such a way that the smoothed down sides of the tubes (2, 3) all face the intermediate covering (5). The inventive design provides for advantageous construction parameters of the elastic base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Assignee: Phoenix Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Bernd Pahl, Jan Thiedeitz, Norbert Garbers, Michail Rabkin
  • Patent number: 6468667
    Abstract: The invention relates to an ophthalmic molding such as a contact lens or any kind of ocular prostheses comprising an organic bulk material having covalently bonded to its surface an acceptor saccharide to which is enzymatically attached one or more further carbohydrates. The ophthalmic moldings of the invention have desirable characteristics regarding, for example, adherence to the substrate, durability, hydrophilicity, wettability or biocompatibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Peter Chabrecek, Dieter Lohmann, Markus Streiff
  • Patent number: 6461708
    Abstract: A multilayer resealable container and closure seal for a container comprising a base layer and a face layer adhered together by an adhesive means, wherein said base layer of the seal is adherable to a container to be sealed by folding said closure seal over the opening of a container with greater adhesion of the base layer to the container to be sealed than adhesion of the face label to the base label so the face layer can be removed from the base layer with the base layer remaining adhered to the container and said closure is resealable by folding said face layer over said base layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2002
    Assignee: Northstar Print Group
    Inventor: Peter J. Dronzek
  • Patent number: 6461705
    Abstract: A glass panel having a simulated metal strip applied thereto in a decorative pattern, and a method for making a glass panel having a simulated metal strip applied thereto in a decorative pattern, including a flat panel of glass, a raised bead of air-curable acrylic resin applied in a prescribed pattern to at least one surface of the flat panel of glass, and a metal film overlying the bead of acrylic resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2002
    Assignee: Glass Unlimited of High Point, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith L. Eichhorn
  • Patent number: 6458447
    Abstract: A paper web of the present invention has a longitudinal centerline and a transverse centerline, and comprises a plurality of first regions and a plurality of second regions. The first regions form boundaries separating the second regions, the first regions being substantially in a plane of the paper web. The second regions comprise a plurality of raised out-of-said-plane rib-like elements, the rib-like elements of each second region being disposed parallel to a major rib axis and perpendicular to a minor rib axis. All or most of each first regions have both major rib axis and minor rib axis components. The first and second regions undergo geometric deformation when the web material is subjected to an applied elongation along at least one axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2002
    Assignee: The Proctor & Gamble Company
    Inventors: David William Cabell, Mark Ryan Richards
  • Patent number: 6458442
    Abstract: A cleaning mat according to the present invention is designed to be placed on a floor and to clean the undersides of shoes, feet, and other objects. The cleaning pad includes a base sheet, which is designed to rest on the floor. The base sheet has an upper surface and lower surface with the lower surface designed to contact the floor. Multiple removable and disposable cleaning sheets are supported in a stacked configuration on the upper surface of the base sheet. Each of the cleaning sheets includes an upper bibulous layer having an upper face. The bibulous layer is designed to absorb liquid from an object that contacts the upper face. Each cleaning sheet also includes a lower moisture barrier layer that has an upper face adjacent the bibulous layer. The barrier layer is operative to prevent transport of liquid from the bibulous layer to other cleaning sheets below the barrier layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2002
    Inventor: William D. McKay
  • Patent number: 6451446
    Abstract: An oriented co-extruded film suitable for use as a window film for mailing envelopes, having a polyolefin layer and a non-glossy surface layer of polystyrene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Francois J. F. Regnier
  • Patent number: 6451400
    Abstract: There is provided a mat having multiple sets of pins, each set of pins being located within surrounding, characterized in that the pins do not extend significantly beyond the highest point of the surrounding. Thus the pins are protected by the surrounding and are less likely to break after extended use. The mat may be provided with areas adapted for the receipt of strips of textile materials, eg carpeting which advantageously has a hard-backing and is able to snap into the areas provided. The inclusion of the textile material combines a scraping function together with the visual appearance of a carpet. The strips of textile material will be separated by sets of pins as described above. A set of such mats is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Assignee: Milliken Denmark A/S
    Inventors: Thomas A. P. Brock, Keijo J. Nurmentaus, Patrick Morel
  • Patent number: 6444321
    Abstract: A surface coating and its use in chemical analysis, electronics, and optoelectronics is disclosed. The surface coating is characterized in that it comprises an amphiphile reversibly bound to a substrate by non-covalent interaction, preferably by polar interaction. The amphiphile is a bolaamphiphile, such as pentamidine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2002
    Assignee: Forskarpatent I Syd AB
    Inventors: Thomas Arnebrant, Börje Sellergren, Aleksander Swietlow
  • Patent number: 6444282
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming an impression of a socket used in a prosthetic device. The impression is formed using a blank formed of a material which is malleable at low temperatures. The blank is inserted inside the socket and heated so that the blank assumes a molded shape which conforms to the shape and size of the socket. The molded blank is then cooled and removed from the socket. The blank material has a sufficient flexibility to allow the molded blank to deflect or bend significantly during removal yet return to its molded shape. The molded blank may then be used to form a new socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2002
    Inventor: Lee A. Shirer
  • Patent number: 6444286
    Abstract: A retention barrier system comprises a flexible laminate of a thin paper sheet and thin aluminum sheet in a rectangular configuration. The laminate has a leading edge and a parallel trailing edge and side edges between the leading and trailing edges. A plurality of flexible rods are positioned across, and coupled to, the laminate from side edge to side edge and spaced from each other along the length of the laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2002
    Inventor: William J. MacKenzie
  • Patent number: 6440514
    Abstract: An instrument panel is formed so that a facing layer constituted by three layers consisting of a skin layer, a foam layer and a barrier layer is disposed on the front surface side of a base and a rupture presumptive portion is disposed in a region for covering a folded air bag so that the rupture presumptive portion is opened so as to enable the air bag to protrude when the air bag is unfolded and inflated. The rupture presumptive portion is formed so that cutdown portions are formed so as to extend from the back surface side of the base to the barrier layer along the rupture presumptive portion. A large number of holes are provided at least in the skin layer so as to cover only the rupture presumptive portion and its vicinity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Assignee: Toyoda Gosei Co., LTD
    Inventors: Shigehiro Ueno, Akiyoshi Nagano, Hikaru Ando, Akio Nakano
  • Patent number: 6440513
    Abstract: The invention relates to a patch-shaped object, for example a TTS, patch, sticker or label, where the object comprises or is formed by an adhesive layer and a cover foil covering the adhesive layer having the same surface dimensions. The object further comprises a peeling foil temporarily covering the oppositely opposed side of the adhesive layer where the peeling foil extends beyond the patch-shaped object on all sides to form a border, the border having two recesses disposed at a spacing apart from one another. The end points of a break line formed in the peeling foil and passing over the object joins into each of the recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Assignee: Hexal AG
    Inventors: Ralf Kibele, Hans-Juergen Schlueter
  • Patent number: 6440577
    Abstract: Cast laminates produced from highly crystalline propylene polymers having a MFR ranging from 5 to 15 g/10 min, a ratio between the weight average molecular weight and the number average molecular weight ranging from 4.5 to 9, a density equal to or greater than 0.9020 g/cm3, and solubility in xylene at ambient temperature not greater than 2.5% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Assignee: Basell Poliolefine Italia S.p.A.
    Inventors: Enrico Beccarini, Giorgio Paci, Franco Sartori
  • Patent number: 6432500
    Abstract: A label with booklet comprises a liner material and a label having an upper and lower surface located on the liner. The label is secured to the liner by an adhesive layer on its lower surface such that the label can be peeled off the liner with the adhesive remaining on the lower surface of the label. A booklet is affixed to the upper surface of the label and comprises a plurality of stacked pages having edges including a top page and a bottom page, each of the pages being coextensive with each other and of smaller dimensions than the label. The booklet further comprises a cover member entirely covering the top page and extending beyond at least two opposing edges of the top page, the cover member having an upper non-adhesive surface, and a lower surface having an adhesive thereon by means of which the lower surface of the cover member is permanently adhered to the upper surface of the top page. The booklet is completely removable from the label by removing at least a portion of the cover member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2002
    Assignee: Pharmaceutic Litho & Label Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Warren Jones, Timothy Laurence, Edward Bergmann, Hratch Satamian