Patents Examined by Sing Po Chan
  • Patent number: 7244324
    Abstract: An air spring assembly including a first end member having a peripheral edge, a second end member in spaced relation to the first end member, and a flexible sleeve secured between the first and second end members at least partially defining a spring chamber. A label is formed from sheet material and includes a first portion coated with adhesive and a second portion spaced from the first portion that includes a plurality of indicia. The label is disposed along the first end member with the first adhesive portion secured thereto and the second portion extending outwardly beyond the peripheral edge. A method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: BFS Diversified Products, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen R. Egolf, James A. Johnson, Brian E. Jennings
  • Patent number: 7198746
    Abstract: A method for connecting a member includes the steps of providing a member to be connected having a flange at an end to be connected with a bucklingly deformable synthetic resin member having an overhanging portion which overhangs the flange. A synthetic resin member is selected from the group a polystyrene, a styrene copolymer, an acrylic resin, a polycarbonate, a polyvinyl chloride, a polymethyl methacrylate, a polyamide, a polyacetal, a polyethylene terephthalate, a fluorocarbon resin and a thermoplastic polyurethane. The overhanging portion of the synthetic resin member is disposed over the flange of the member to be connected with the tip of the overhanging portion being bucklingly deformed toward the member to be connected to the extent that stress rupture does not occur. The flange is locked by the bucklingly deformed tip of the overhanging portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Top
    Inventor: Kaoru Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 7168471
    Abstract: A label-making apparatus includes a mechanism for advancing a ribbon of labels and strip of material and a print head that prints the information on the strip of material at spaced intervals. A mechanism joins the ribbon of labels with the material strip. A cutting station ultrasonically subdivides an individual label from the ribbon of labels and material strip. A sensor in communication with the advance mechanism controls the advance of a length of the ribbon of labels and material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: Pittsfield Weaving Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Frederick August Bleckmann
  • Patent number: 7124796
    Abstract: An apparatus for transferring at least one label portion from a label assembly onto an object includes a base and a wall connected to the base. The wall forms opposing guides, which correspond to at least a portion of a periphery of the label assembly, and a stop wall. The opposing guides and the stop wall define an application area on a surface of the base. A first stripping member is connected with respect to a first end portion of the application area and suspended over at least a portion of the application area and a second stripping member is connected with respect to a second end portion of the application area and suspended over at least a portion of the application area. The label assembly is positionable on the base surface so that at least one label portion is positioned between the first stripping member and the second stripping member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Inventors: Timothy J. Flynn, Thomas E. Flynn, Patrick J. Flynn
  • Patent number: 6998012
    Abstract: Hydraulic fixing agent that is based on Portland cement, a sulphate and aluminum component that is usual in this system, and optionally other additives. This is characterized in that, according to DIN 18156 (Part 2, Sec., and, the hydraulic fixing agent has (1) an adhesive pull strength of at least approximately 0.15 N/mm2 when acted upon by water for 40 hours and (2) an adhesive pull strength of at most approximately 0.10 N/mmyy2 when acted upon by an aqueous sulphate solution and/or an aqueous solution of an aluminum salt, each of which has a pH value of 12.5, for a period of 40 hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: National Starch and Chemical Investment Holding Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Koelliker, Josef Zemp
  • Patent number: 6938662
    Abstract: A bonding machine for lamellar pieces of wood to be joined to a board has at least one clamping and pressing device and at least one drive. The clamping and pressing device has at least two pressing members which are configured to be loaded independently of one another against the board by a pressure force. The pressing members extend parallel to the pieces of wood and transversely to a feeding direction of the board. The drive has piston-cylinder units configured to adjust the pressing members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Assignee: GreCon Dimter Holzoptimierung Süd GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Erhard Jung
  • Patent number: 6854497
    Abstract: A concentric tape applicator has a support shaft that defines an axis and includes a structure for supporting a tape pad for rotation with the support shaft about the axis. Guide rollers are mounted on the support shaft for rotation concentrically about the axis for guiding tape from the tape pad for application to an elongated member advancing along the axis relative to the support shaft. A drive is directly coupled to the guide elements. A differential clutch is provided that has an input shaft directly coupled to the drive and an output shaft coupled to the support shaft for applying braking forces to the pad. A feedback circuit is provided for sensing the speed of rotation of the pad and applying a feedback signal to the clutch for regulating the excitation of the clutch to maintain a substantial uniform tension on the tape dispensed from the pad so potentially independently of the amount of tape remaining on the pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2005
    Assignee: Roteq Machinery, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul White, Michael Marshall, Andrew Blackmore
  • Patent number: 6841018
    Abstract: A method and means for reconciliation between incorrect/faulty labels identified during a labeling operation and incorrect/faulty labels removed from the operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Inventors: Thomas Pituch, Thomas Basgil
  • Patent number: 6830643
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an item comprises the steps of: controlling a printer means to print a layer of retaining material in a predetermined pattern onto a substrate; applying a manufacturing material to be retained by the retaining material in substantially the predetermined pattern; treating the manufacturing material so that it forms a continuous solid piece in substantially the predetermined shape of the pattern, or, where the pattern is made up of distinct parts, in substantially the predetermined shape of each distinct part of the pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Inventor: Jonathan Hayes
  • Patent number: 6827809
    Abstract: A technique for transferring a workpiece with one surface connected to a first workpiece carrier by a first adhesive onto a second workpiece carrier. This technique includes: fastening the second carrier to another surface of the workpiece with a second adhesive that has an adhesive force greater than the first adhesive, fastening the first earner to a first retaining device, fastening the second carrier to a second retaining device, separating the workpiece from the first carrier by a pulling force between the first and second retaining devices, separating the first carrier from the first retaining device, and separating the second carrier with the workpiece connected thereto from the second retaining device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventor: Joachim Anker
  • Patent number: 6808584
    Abstract: A method and apparatus apply a lacquer layer to the upper side of a printed medium (i.e. a printed sheet). The method and apparatus form a film of lacquer, in particular a UV lacquer film. Next, the lacquer film is dried or hardened under the action of heat and/or UV radiation. Next, the dried/hardened lacquer film is transferred to the (fresh or still wet) printed upper side of the printed medium, with simultaneous permanent adhesion of the film to this upper side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventor: Hans Käsbauer
  • Patent number: 6808586
    Abstract: A method and device for applying sheet material, such as wallpaper, to a substrate. The applicator is bi-positionable, having a first position where the sheet material is spaced apart from the substrate and a second position where the sheet material contact the substrate. Additionally or alternatively, the applicator may be provided with a control bar. In the first position, the control bar contacts a portion of the sheet material such as its free end. This minimizes the chance of the sheet material prematurely contacting the substrate. In the second position, the sheet material is disengaged from the control bar for application to the substrate. The applicator and sheet material may be provided together in a kit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Mark John Steinhardt
  • Patent number: 6797105
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for producing hot-seal packs, in particular for transdermal therapeutic systems, by welding to one another, at predetermined linear regions and at polymer layers facing towards one another, two laps of continuous pack material composed of two or more layers. To this end, one (or two) sealing tool(s) are used to bring the pack material into contact with pressure and heat. To improve the quality of the welded seams without altering the cycle rate, according to the invention the sealing time is doubled and the temperature of the sealing tool(s) (1, 2) is reduced so that there is a considerable reduction in the temperature reached within the pack material (3, 4), this temperature then being only slightly above the melting point of the polymer used. An example of a sealing tool (1, 2) is given (FIG. 1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Assignee: LTS Lohmann Therapie-Systeme AG
    Inventors: Klaus Schumann, Frank Seibertz, Peter Steinborn
  • Patent number: 6780275
    Abstract: A transparent/translucent double-layer plastic sheet material which transmits light, comprising a pair of transparent/translucent sheet materials, wherein one side is of matte finish, the other side color coated, wherein the sheet materials are joined together with the matte finish facing outward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Inventor: Mary Boone Wellington
  • Patent number: 6761791
    Abstract: A two-way shipping label construction includes a strip of release material, a first printable label, and a second printable label. The first label is adhered to the strip of release material by the first pressure sensitive adhesive coating and includes at least one customer receipt label defined by a die cut having one or more ties. The first label has a first surface with a release coating on a portion thereof, and a second surface with a first pressure sensitive adhesive coating. The second label has a first surface and a second surface with a second pressure sensitive adhesive coating. The second printable label adheres to the strip of release material by the second pressure sensitive adhesive coating adjacent the first printable label. The second printable label includes at least one manifest label defined by a die cut having one or more ties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2004
    Assignee: The Sandard Register Company
    Inventors: Lawrence W. Arway, Thomas M. Chase, Bryce C. Waggoner, Brian Nicholas, Gary M. Cairns
  • Patent number: 6695032
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for facilitating discharge of a cover tape detached from a base tape in a tape feeder are disclosed. A section of the cover tape is formed to have a predetermined shape by providing a predetermined stiffness to the cover tape. The apparatus comprises a first rotary body where at least one protruding portion is formed along an outer circumferential surface and a second rotary body where at least one groove for accommodating the at least one protruding portion is formed along an outer circumferential surface. The cover tape is then formed by passing between the first rotary body and the second rotary body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Assignee: Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Young-il Kim
  • Patent number: 6688363
    Abstract: A tail for adhering the tailing edge of a first roll of tape that is being fed to an application device to the leading edge of a second roll of tape without stopping the tapes includes a bulge which is located in the tail and has an adhesive coating on each side. A first protective element located on the tail releasably covers the adhesive coating on one side of the bulge and a second protective element located on the other side of the bulge releasably covers the adhesive coating on the other side of the bulge when the tail is wrapped onto a roll base. The leading edge of the second roll of tape is wrapped around the tape from the first roll to form a loose knot and then is threaded through a pair of pincher rollers through which the first roll of tape is fed. Thus, when the bulge passes through the pincher rollers it becomes adhesively attached to the leading edge of the second roll and the knot is tightened around the second roll and a mechanical joint is formed between the tapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: Industrial Adhesives, Inc.
    Inventors: Gilles Cyr, John Getz, Mike Liles, Elvin Dalebout
  • Patent number: 6684924
    Abstract: A new tape dispenser (4) is proposed, with a two-piece longitudinally split segmented housing (3), a holder for a roll of tape, a discharge opening (8), a guide applicator (10) fitted to the housing (3) in close vicinity to the discharge opening (8), by means of which the tape can be applied onto a substrate, and a blade (15) with a cutting edge situated downstream of the guide applicator (10). The housing (3) has an elongated anatomical form which can be kept in the enclosing hand and at least a shallow upper depression (34) in the housing is provided close to and adjacent to the guide applicator (10) in order to exert a pressure onto the guide applicator (10) by the index finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Assignee: Henkel Kommenditygesellschaft auf Aktien (Henkel KGeA)
    Inventors: Johannes H. J. M. Kelders, Brian A. Vulpitta, Timothy S. Ferguson
  • Patent number: 6682626
    Abstract: A method for assembling a refastenable absorbent garment includes moving a landing material in a machine direction, wherein the landing material has opposite lateral side edges, moving a fastener material in a machine direction, wherein the fastener material comprises a refastenable portion and a base portion, and removeably attaching the refastenable portion of the fastener material to at least one of the side edges of the landing material. The method preferably further includes successively cutting the landing material with the fastener material removeably attached thereto along a cross direction and thereby forming a plurality of landing members with a fastener member removeably attached thereto and successively rotating each of the plurality of landing members with the fastener members removeably attached thereto. The method further includes successively attaching each of the landing members to the base web and attaching the base portion of the fastener member to the base web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2004
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph A. Mlinar, Jesse P. Sorenson, Kenneth J. Wagner
  • Patent number: 6676797
    Abstract: A single membrane insulation material including a nonwoven insulation mat, a fluoropolymer dispersion surface coated to one side of the mat and a fluoropolymer film component laminated to the thus coated side of the mat under conditions of elevated temperature and pressure. The coating has a depth of penetration which is less than the total thickness of said mat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Assignee: Textiles Coated Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen W. Tippett