Patents Examined by Linda L. Gray
  • Patent number: 10842685
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an absorbent web includes moving a foraminous member in a machine direction. The foraminous member has at least one masking plate with a partitioned area including at least one partition defining a plurality of segments. The method further includes drawing air through the foraminous member and depositing fibrous material onto the foraminous member to form an absorbent web. The absorbent web has a bridged area with a reduced basis weight corresponding to the partitioned area of the masking plate. The bridged area has vertical interfaces separating web segments and fibrous material at least partly bridging the vertical interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Greg Joseph DeGrave, Michael Barth Venturino, Michael John Niemeyer
  • Patent number: 10843380
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a multi-layer assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Siltectra GmbH
    Inventors: Franz Schilling, Wolfram Drescher, Jan Richter
  • Patent number: 10837133
    Abstract: Disclosed is a melt-blown fiber web with improved concentration force and elasticity, whereby a melt-blown fabric is cut and sealed at predetermined intervals using knives having arbitrary patterns so that concentration force and elasticity of the melt-blown fiber web can be improved without degrading the inherent function of the fiber web. Further disclosed are a method and apparatus for manufacturing the melt-blown fiber web. The melt-blown fiber web includes thermoplastic filaments, wherein cutting portions and sealing portions are arranged on top and bottom surfaces of the fiber web at predetermined intervals along a thickness of the fiber web so that a concentration force and elasticity of the fiber web are improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motor Company, Iksung Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Min Su Kim, Jung Wook Lee, Jae CHan Lim, Won Jin Seo, Hyeon Ho Kim, Jong Hyuk Cha, Ki Wook Yang, Bong Jik Lee
  • Patent number: 10836149
    Abstract: A method for producing a composite multi-layered absorbent article. At least two of the layers include a colored region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: David Christopher Oetjen
  • Patent number: 10828842
    Abstract: A method and associated system for cutting and placing individual nose wires in a facemask production line include supplying a continuous wire from a supply source to a cutting station where the continuous wire is cut into individual nose wires having a defined length. The nose wires are then conveyed to a treatment station prior to being deposited onto a carrier web. At the treatment station, a surface treatment is performed on a side of the nose wires that results in an increased surface attachment of the nose wires to the carrier web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: O&M Halyard, Inc.
    Inventors: David Lamar Harrington, Mark Thomas Pamperin, Nathan Craig Harris, Joseph P. Weber, Ajay Y. Houde
  • Patent number: 10828591
    Abstract: A method is provided for producing at least one ash-forming element (1) for a particulate filter of an exhaust gas system of a gasoline engine or diesel engine. The method includes providing of a strip-shaped center layer (3), and making receiving holes (6) in the center layer (3). The method continues by providing of a strip-shaped bottom layer (4), and permanently connecting of the bottom layer (4) to the center layer (3). The method proceeds by filling the receiving holes (6) of the center layer (3) with ash-forming components (2), providing a strip-shaped top layer (5), and permanently connecting the top layer (5) to the center layer (3). The method then includes punching out of at least one ash-forming means (1) from the wafer, and making throughflow openings (7) in regions where there are no ash-forming components (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Lukas Engin, Michael Wessels
  • Patent number: 10807348
    Abstract: Provided is a system for manufacturing a display unit, the system including: a carrying unit which carries an optical film including a polarizing film including an adhesive layer and a release film to which the polarizing film is bonded to be peeled off through the adhesive layer; a cutting unit which cuts the optical film by a predetermined depth, in which the release film is not cut, and forms a polarizing film sheet piece on the optical film; a peeling unit which peels the polarizing film sheet piece from the release film; and an attachment unit which attaches the polarizing film sheet piece peeled from the release film to a panel, in which the attachment unit includes: a pair of attachment rolls which presses and attaches the polarizing film sheet piece onto one surface of the panel; and a magnetic force generating unit or a suction part, which suppresses an upper attachment roll positioned at an upper side between the pair of attachment rolls from sagging by using magnetic force or suction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: San Park, Hang Suk Choi, Eung Jin Jang, Suk Jae Lee, Kyung Hyeok Park, Bong Su Jeung, Jea Han Ryoo, Pil Soo Nam, Beom Seok Lee, Yu Jin Lim
  • Patent number: 10807779
    Abstract: A reclosable package is described that includes inner and outer film layers. Each of the inner and outer film layers includes die cuts that are designed to create a peelable flap portion that, when pulled back by the user, reveals an opening of the package for providing access to the contents of the package. In particular, the inner film layer has an inner die cut that includes a cross-directional cut line. While the cross-directional cut line in conventional packages is a straight line, the package described herein uses a line that has one or more radii of curvature. In this way, the vibrations that may otherwise be generated during the rotary die cutting process are reduced, and more consistent cut depths can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob Donald Prue Branyon, Donovan Young, Eugene Smith
  • Patent number: 10806636
    Abstract: A production system of a water-absorbent core. The supplying component thereof is configured to convey the fluffy cotton to the starting end of the transmission component, and the plurality of outlets of the supplying component for conveying the mixture of the fluff pulp and the hot-melt fibers to the transmission component are all located in the middle portion of the transmission component, the feeding port for conveying the super absorbent polymer to the transmission component and the outlets are arranged alternately along the transmitting direction of the transmission component, and each feeding port is located between the two outlets; the vacuum adsorption device can cause the mixture to be absorbed on the transmission component; the hot air penetration device performs hot air penetration treatment on the laminate; and the ultrasonic cutting device of the slitting mechanism is configured to ultrasonically cut the laminate after the hot air penetration treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventor: Jianhui Chen
  • Patent number: 10798966
    Abstract: The present invention relates to filter material for inclusion in a smoking article, said filter material comprising a base material comprising or made from fibers having a first diameter or mean diameter, and fine fibers having a diameter or mean diameter which is smaller than the first diameter, wherein the filter material comprises more than 10% by weight and/or by volume fine fibers or wherein the diameter or mean diameter of the fine fibers is between about 1.0 ?m and about 1.5 ?m. The invention also relates to filters or filter elements comprising the filter material, smoking articles comprising the same, and use of the filter material in smoke filtration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO (INVESTMENTS) LIMITED
    Inventors: Yahia Lemmouchi, Andrew Davis, Barry Dimmick, Martin Dauner, Christoph Rieger, Andreas Ullrich
  • Patent number: 10796609
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, a method of labeling a plurality of products includes coating a pressure sensitive adhesive to a roll of face stock, the roll of face stock configured to be converted to a plurality of individual labels aligned in a single lane; singulating an individual label from the roll of face stock; and applying the individual label to a product of the plurality of products, wherein the coating, singulating and applying are conducted sequentially in a single continuous operation with a single continuous web of material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: MALLYA CONSULTING LLC
    Inventors: Prakash Mallya, David Nicholas Edwards
  • Patent number: 10786003
    Abstract: A smokeless tobacco product is provided comprising a quantity of smokeless tobacco and a container to hold said tobacco. The container comprises a first side and a second side, wherein the first side is non-permeable to substances in the smokeless tobacco that may sting or harm the mucosae or gum of a user, and the second side is permeable to said substances in the smokeless tobacco. This product overcomes issues with pain and stinging that are caused by smokeless tobacco products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: B-O WlBERG SOLUTIONS AB
    Inventor: Bengt-Olof Wiberg
  • Patent number: 10780687
    Abstract: A method of making a pad of labels comprises: printing display information on a top surface of a substrate; affixing a first layer of lamination material to a bottom surface of the substrate; affixing a second layer of lamination material to the top surface of the substrate, the second layer of lamination material having a release coating applied to a top surface thereof; applying an adhesive strip to a bottom surface of the first layer of lamination material, the adhesive strip being covered by a liner material; cutting the substrate having first and second layers of lamination material affixed into at least one label; removing the liner material to expose the adhesive strip after cutting the substrate into at least one label; and arranging the labels into a pad of labels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: ELECTRONIC IMAGING SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Browning, Gene Bethards, Scott Aten, Brian LeFevre, Patrick Cross
  • Patent number: 10766239
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a composite material, the method comprising: positioning a first fabric layer between a first Kraft paper layer and a second Kraft paper layer; impregnating the first fabric layer with a binding composition while maintaining the first Kraft paper layer and the second Kraft paper layer dry; assembling the impregnated first fabric layer, the first Kraft paper layer and the second Kraft paper layer together to form a first pre-impregnated multilayer assembly; applying pressure on the first pre-impregnated multilayer assembly to diffuse the binding composition from the first fabric layer to the first Kraft paper layer and the second Kraft paper layer; and curing the first pre-impregnated multilayer assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: ANNEXAIR INC.
    Inventors: François Lemieux, Rhéal Comte, Raymond Marcoux
  • Patent number: 10770777
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of manufacturing a metal foil laminate which may be used for example to produce an antenna for a radio frequency (RFID) tag, electronic circuit, photovoltaic module or the like. A web of material is provided to at least one cutting station in which a first pattern is generated in the web of material. A further cutting may occur to create additional modifications in order to provide additional features for the intended end use of the product. The cutting may be performed by a laser either alone or in combinations with other cutting technologies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: AVERY DENNISON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ian James Forster, Peter Cockerell, Norman Howard
  • Patent number: 10762922
    Abstract: A method of assembly a dual stage actuated suspension includes either applying an adhesive to a microactuator motor and then B-staging the adhesive, or applying an adhesive that has already been B-staged such as in film adhesive form to the microactuator then assembling the microactuator into a suspension and then finishing the adhesive cure. The adhesive can be applied to bulk piezoelectric material, with the adhesive being B-staged either before or after it is applied to the bulk piezoelectric material, and the piezoelectric material then singulated into a number of individual piezoelectric microactuators. The method allows greater control over how much adhesive is used, and greater control over spread of that adhesive and control over potential contamination, than traditional liquid epoxy dispense methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Magnecomp Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Hahn, Kuen Chee Ee, Long Zhang
  • Patent number: 10755606
    Abstract: A multilayered sheet assembly includes a carrier layer on which a sign layer is arranged on a first side via a first adhesive layer. The sheet assembly further includes a strip layer which is arranged via a second adhesive layer in adhesively separable manner on a second side of the carrier layer. A further includes arranging the multilayered sheet assembly on a cutting device, arranging a peripheral cut in the sheet assembly along an outer periphery of a sign, arranging an inner cut in the sheet assembly along a peripheral line of at least one enclosed surface area not forming part of the sign, separating the strip layer with adhesive retention of the at least one enclosed surface area not forming part of the sign, and separating the sign layer from the carrier layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: W.R.R. HOLDING LEIDEN B.V.
    Inventor: Willem Klaas Rollfs Of Roelofs
  • Patent number: 10751982
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to remove gas and vapor from a panel for a decorative layer are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a first press plate of a hot press to engage a first surface of a panel. The hot press is to apply heat to the panel via the first press plate to cure resin of the panel. A first portion of the first press plate is composed of a permeable material to remove at least one of gas or vapor from the panel to deter the at least one of gas or vapor from exerting a pressure on a decorative layer to be coupled to the panel to deter separation of a portion of the decorative layer from the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Xiaoxi Wang, John Wilde
  • Patent number: 10744723
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a sanitary cover for a beverage can and relates to a technique for forming a cutting line along a circumferential surface of a sanitary cover while the sanitary cover is covering a beverage can, thereby maximizing the production efficiency of the sanitary cover having improved functionality. Also, the technique which, in three-dimensionally forming a cutting line as such, can carry out the process of forming the cutting line easily and rapidly via a simple structure, thereby increasing the production efficiency even further.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventor: Gyeong-Bok Choi
  • Patent number: 10737463
    Abstract: A method for producing a sandwich panel with a reinforced foam core includes inserting rod-shaped, thermoplastic reinforcing elements into a thermoplastic foam material such that the reinforcing elements extend through the foam material. End regions of the reinforcing elements project out of the foam material. The foam material is thermoformed to form a reinforced foam core, wherein the end regions of the reinforcing elements are integrally formed by applying temperature and pressure to the cover surfaces of the foam material and are bonded to the foam material in a fused connection. A thermoplastic cover layer is laminated on either side by applying temperature and pressure to the reinforced foam core on the cover surfaces of the foam material in order to form the sandwich panel, wherein the cover layers are bonded to the reinforced foam core in a fused connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
    Inventors: Tilman Orth, Jonas Gruenewald, Patricia Parlevliet