Patents Examined by P. J. Thibodeau
  • Patent number: 4027064
    Abstract: The loose fill packing elements in one embodiment are constructed of a generally block C-shape and are of substantially uniform thickness throughout. Each of the elements has a central section to define an included angle of greater than The elements are made of any suitable expandable thermoplastic material which has resilient characteristics. The shape of the elements allows the elements to be readily flowable when being dumped into a shipping carton while also effecting an efficient nesting relationship when in place about an item being shipped in the carton.In another embodiment, the packing elements have the end sections splayed outwardly from the central sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1976
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1977
    Inventor: Harry Bussey, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4020210
    Abstract: Disclosed is a novel paper sheet adapted for the electrostatographic reproduction of images on both sides thereof. The paper bears a surface sizing material having dispersed therein a plurality of microcapsules comprising water or a hydrated salt encased in an impervious capsule wall of a solid material. As the paper is subjected to the electrostatographic fusing operation, water is released from the microcapsules to replenish that lost due to the heat of fusing. In this manner, the paper can be imaged on its other side without encountering the problems associated with dehydration of the paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1975
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1977
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Loren E. Geer
  • Patent number: 4018957
    Abstract: Sheet-type covering material having a decorative fabric base with a wear layer over the face of the fabric and a resilient backing adhered to the back of the fabric is prepared by first forming a plastic wear layer adhered to the face of a sheet of decorative fabric and then forming a resilient backing layer on the back of the fabric sheet. Preferred embodiments include the use of mechanically foamed plastic as the resilient backing layer and a conventional wear layer of polyvinyl chloride or polyurethane. The fabric is preferably textured so as to impart a textured surface to the wear layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1975
    Date of Patent: April 19, 1977
    Assignee: GAF Corporation
    Inventors: Jesse Werner, Gordon R. Rugg
  • Patent number: 4017347
    Abstract: A ceramic cellular structure having a cell density of up to 1600 cells per square inch and wall thicknesses down to 2 mils is produced by a process which comprises: (1) forming a slurry consisting essentially of finely divided sinterable solid particles of ceramic raw materials and a controlled amount of a plastic supporting matrix containing thermoplastic resin, a thermosetting resin, a plasticizer, an organic solvent and a small amount of a deflocculant; (2) ball milling the slurry; (3) casting the slurry in the form of a film; (4) removing the solvent to produce a self-supporting green ceramic tape; (6) molding a portion of the tape to form a corrugated first member; (7) providing another portion of the tape to form a substantially flat second member; (8) forming a first bilayer by bonding the second member to the nodes of the first member; (9) mutually bonding a predetermined number of bilayers substantially identical to the first bilayer to form a cellular green structure of a desired shape; and (10) fir
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1975
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1977
    Assignee: GTE Sylvania Incorporated
    Inventor: Joseph J. Cleveland
  • Patent number: 4016329
    Abstract: This invention relates to an improved multifilament bundle which is made of thermoplastic polymer and usable without twisting and represents a linen-like touch. The multifilament bundle comprises a plurality of monofilaments of the same kind of thermoplastic polymer, said monofilaments being bonded thermally and partially together with neighboring at separated places thereof, each of said bonded places extending short distance along and in the longitudinal direction of monofilament, so as to make the constituent monofilaments coherent with each other into a non-torqued, non-bulky continuous yarn. This yarn can be fabricated, without sizing, into a textile fabric. This yarn can be used in various fields requiring untwisted yarns including sewing machine yarn. This yarn can be manufactured by passing a multifilament as spun at underfeed condition through a passage zone where heated fluid flows are brought into collision with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1975
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1977
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mitsuyoshi Matsuyama, Tetsuhiro Kusunose
  • Patent number: 4010304
    Abstract: A glass sheet is provided with a metallic layer and auxiliary dielectric layers, at least one of the auxiliary layers being formed of a deposit of a heavy metal tungsten or molybdenum trioxide. The metallic trioxide may form an anchoring layer, and is advantageously of an interference thickness. Particular procedures for forming electric terminals for supplying heating current to the metallic layer are described. Laminated glazings with an intercalary plastic layer over the metallic trioxide layer are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1975
    Date of Patent: March 1, 1977
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Industries
    Inventor: Sabatino Cohen
  • Patent number: 4007309
    Abstract: An expandable honeycomb structure adapted to be suspended between stacks of articles of freight or between a stack of articles of freight and a wall and having spaced strips of relatively stiff material defining certain cell walls to resist sagging of the structure by its own weight and undue "hour glass" distortion due to vertical elongation of certain of the cells. In one embodiment readily foldable strips are interspersed with relatively stiff strips of corrugated paperboard having their corrugations running lengthwise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1973
    Date of Patent: February 8, 1977
    Assignee: Narad, Inc.
    Inventor: James Sewell
  • Patent number: 4005254
    Abstract: A curable composition comprising an ethylene-containing polymer, a curing agent, and a mineral filler treated with tetramethyltetravinylcyclotetrasiloxane, is compounded and fabricated to the desired shape, such as an insulation layer over a conductor. The fabricated product is then passed through a non-aqueous heat transfer medium maintained at about atmospheric pressure and at a temperature sufficient to effect curing in situ of the ethylene-containing polymer. The resulting cured composition is characterized as relatively dense (substantially non-porous) especially suitable for use as insulation for wire and cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1975
    Date of Patent: January 25, 1977
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Burton Thornley MacKenzie, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4004066
    Abstract: Concrete is protected from attack by organic lubricants by treating it with an aqueous solution of citric acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1975
    Date of Patent: January 18, 1977
    Assignee: Aluminum Company of America
    Inventor: Anthony J. DeArdo
  • Patent number: 3993838
    Abstract: Phosphor grains coated with wax or plastic coating compositions comprising hydrocarbons are useful as tagging phosphors for explosives. The coating composition can incorporate UV opacifiers, coloring agents or antistatic agents, or mixtures of them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1975
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1976
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Interior
    Inventors: Herman R. Heytmeijer, Elmer S. Panaccione
  • Patent number: 3988519
    Abstract: A polymeric film and a nonwoven fabric of drawn synthetic fibers are bonded together to produce a laminate which is useful as upholstering material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1975
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1976
    Assignee: Phillips Petroleum Company
    Inventor: Frederick L. Stoller
  • Patent number: 3983307
    Abstract: A unitary, heat and pressure consolidated laminate comprising at least one paper sheet, a decorative sheet and a coating on said decorative sheet, said paper sheet and said decorative sheet being impregnated with an acrylic resin-melamine/formaldehyde resin composition and said coating comprising an acrylic resin-alkoxymethylated melamine composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1975
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1976
    Assignee: Formica Corporation
    Inventors: George Edward Power, Dudley Wulfekotter
  • Patent number: 3979541
    Abstract: A self-tracking recording tape is disclosed. The invention is primarily directed to thin base magnetic recording tape. However, the concepts of this invention are equally applicable to other recording tapes or film. Instead of a flat base tape, the tape of this invention is corrugated to form a plurality of V-shaped tracks across the width of the tape. The tape reels, the transport mechanisms, and the playback-reproduce heads utilized with the tape of this invention are all designed to accommodate the V-shaped grooves in the tape. In this manner, the tape becomes essentially self-tracking. That is, no auxiliary or additional guide means such as the edge guides normally used with magnetic tape recorders, are required to properly guide the tape across the head. In addition to the self-tracking feature, tapes designed in accordance with this invention can accommodate a large number of tracks across a given width of tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1975
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1976
    Inventor: Robert I. Desourdis
  • Patent number: 3976819
    Abstract: A resin-coated high pressure glass bottle prepared by forming a first layer with pullulan on the exterior surface of a high pressure glass bottle and then overcoating this first layer with a resin of high alkali resistance, e.g. an epoxy, urethane or ethyl cellulose resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1975
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1976
    Assignees: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited, Hayashibara Biochemical Laboratories, Incorporated
    Inventors: Atsuo Mori, Kozo Tsuji, Shuji Kitamura
  • Patent number: 3975564
    Abstract: A pad is provided made from resilient sheet material and of single sheet thickness or cross section. The pad is, in general, in the overall form of a frustum having a socket for receiving an article to space it from its outer box, the pad being positioned angularly at the box corner. Further, the pad is flexibly deformable to cushion the article on impact. In use in a box, four pads are placed in the bottom corners of the box; the article is then guidedly slid into seated engagement with the sockets of the pads; and then, the top four pads are placed on the top of the article, after which the top of the box is closed. The pads are stackable in nested condition, thereby facilitating storage and shipment to the point of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1974
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1976
    Inventor: William C. Jones
  • Patent number: 3975572
    Abstract: A unitary, heat and pressure consolidated laminate comprising at least one paper sheet, a decorative sheet and a coating on said decorative sheet, said paper sheet and said decorative sheet being impregnated with an acrylic resin-melamine/formaldehyde resin composition and said coating comprising an acrylic resin-alkoxymethylated melamine composition containing pyrophyllite, andalusite or mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1975
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1976
    Assignee: Formica Corporation
    Inventor: George Edward Power
  • Patent number: 3974313
    Abstract: A projectile energy absorbing protective barrier comprising a blanket formed of multiple layers of woven cloth and a rigid supporting layer is disclosed. Each cloth layer comprises a plurality of tapes, each tape formed of high tensile strength, continuous filaments having a low modulus of elasticity. The cloth layers are each woven in a manner such that relative sliding movement between the tapes is permitted. The rigid backing layer supports the multiple cloth layers in a corrugated configuration such that the longitudinal axes defined by the corrugation nodes lie at an angle relative to the direction of the weave pattern. The corrugations, and the weave pattern, allow the cloth layers to instantly move without resistance upon impact by a projectile, in the direction of projectile travel. Subsequent to impact and achieving the speed of the projectile, the filaments wrap partially around the projectile and contain it by reacting in tension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1974
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1976
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Varnell L. James
  • Patent number: 3973063
    Abstract: There is provided a laminate of at lest two thermoplastic films which has a plurality of embossed parallel ribs running in at least one direction, said films being blocked together at spaced apart spots along each rib. Such laminate is prepared by passing at least two thermoplastic films in a superimposed and contacting engagement with one another through the nip of a pair of rollers. One roller is provided with a plurality of parallel raised ribs running in one direction and the other roller is provided with a plurality of parallel raised ribs which run in a direction angled to the direction of the ribs on the first roller. At the locations where the ribs on each roller cross at the nip, the films in the laminate are blocked together but otherwise remain unattached. Such laminates have exceptionally high tear strength and added stiffness and are adapted for various uses, including heavy duty bags and grocery sacks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1974
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1976
    Assignee: Mobil Oil Corporation
    Inventor: William Joseph Clayton
  • Patent number: 3972763
    Abstract: The product is a laminar composite of two or more adhesively bonded layers of sheet material, one of which has a corrugated surface contour at the interface between the layers. The layers are bonded together at the ridges of the corrugated surface of the one layer, and the bond on each ridge consists essentially of a series of relatively localized spots of a plastically deposited but adhesively set adhesive material. The spots are located at intervals spaced apart from one another lengthwise of the ridge, and are characterized with oblate cross sections in planes normal to the interface between the layers, resulting from the fact that the spots undergo compression in the plastic state thereof during the process. The bonding operation is accomplished by causing relative motion between the corrugated web and a series of spaced parallel lines of adhesive material which are disposed crosswise of the ridges of the web and contacted with the ridges so as to deposit the spots thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1974
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1976
    Assignee: Weyerhaeuser Company
    Inventors: Arthur Dale Wolvin, Richard Milton Morris, Jr.
  • Patent number: 3971866
    Abstract: Thermoformable release liner for use in sheet products subjected to deep-draw thermoforming operations and which may be readily removed as generally one piece by hand-pulling after the thermoforming operation is completed, comprises a multilayer structure including (a) a reinforcing layer of a material that, although it is unsuitable for use as the complete release liner, provides useful properties when used as a thinner layer of the release liner, and (b) at least one additional layer adhered to the reinforcing layer to give body to the release liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1974
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1976
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Erlin J. Johnson