Processes Patents (Class 101/17)
  • Patent number: 10557004
    Abstract: A long-length film including a plurality of knurl portions shaped by continuous linear concavo-convex portions on at least one surface thereof, wherein the plurality of knurl portions are aligned in a lengthwise direction of the long-length film, a planar shape of the knurl portion seen from a thickness direction of the long-length film includes: 10 or more corners having a curvature radius of 0.3 mm or less and an angle of 100° or less or a curvature radius of 0.2 mm or less and an angle of 120° or less, per one planar shape of the knurl portion; and 18 or more straight portions having a straight shape, per one planar shape of the knurl portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoki Murata, Masaya Hirano
  • Patent number: 10029129
    Abstract: A high-rise building escape apparatus enables user to quickly exit a high-rise building in the event of an emergency. It mainly includes a damper which withstands impact of termination of descent and decreases terminal velocity due to its mushroomlike shape, a compartment, side and bottom nets, a parachute, an air source system, hoses, rotatable and fix frames, and a safety belt. The apparatus is operated following the procedure below. A user sets up the fix frame and rotatable frame attaching the dropping parts on the sill of a window or on the top of a balcony, makes the rotatable frame swing to the outside, opens the dropping part pack, fills the high pressure air to the airbags simultaneously through a number of internal hoses and an external hose, and disconnects the hoses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Inventors: Wayne Li, Tanya Li
  • Publication number: 20140261024
    Abstract: A system and method for high-speed manufacturing of market-acceptable constructible utensils.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: EcoTensil Inc.
    Inventor: Peggy V. K. Cross
  • Patent number: 8205547
    Abstract: The invention relates to an embossing apparatus for embossing cards, in particular plastic cards, comprising a feed unit for feeding a card into an embossing region, and an embossing device. The embossing device comprises a displaceable, actuatable embossing die which can be positioned above a position that is to be embossed in the embossing region; a plunger unit which has a displaceable plunger for moving forward the actuatable embossing die, and a striking mechanism for applying pressure to the plunger of the plunger unit in order to carry out an embossing on a card in the embossing region by means of the embossing die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Muehlbauer AG
    Inventors: Alexander Godecke, Martin Dimpfl, Tino Henze, Christian Dobler
  • Publication number: 20090277346
    Abstract: The invention relates to an embossing apparatus for embossing cards, in particular plastic cards, comprising a feed unit for feeding a card into an embossing region, and an embossing device. The embossing device comprises a displaceable, actuatable embossing die which can be positioned above a position that is to be embossed in the embossing region; a plunger unit which has a displaceable plunger for moving forward the actuatable embossing die, and a striking mechanism for applying pressure to the plunger of the plunger unit in order to carry out an embossing on a card in the embossing region by means of the embossing die.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2007
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Applicant: Muhlbauer-AG
    Inventors: Alexander Godecke, Martin Dimpfl, Tino Henze, Christian Dobler
  • Publication number: 20090050001
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for the treatment of packaging foils, comprising a first embossing unit having at least one embossing roll provided with embossing structures (7) that are arranged in a basic grid for satinizing and/or with embossing structures which deviate from the basic grid for the application of logos and/or of authentication features, the work cadence (A1) of the first embossing unit being synchronizable to a process cadence (P) of the packaging process, as well as a first regulating unit of the first embossing unit that is synchronizable to the process cadence (P) of the packaging installation, and a second regulating unit of the second embossing unit, the second regulating unit serving for the synchronization of the work cadence (A2) of the second embossing unit to the work cadence (A1) of the first embossing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2008
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Inventor: Charles Boegli
  • Patent number: 6829988
    Abstract: A nanoimprinting apparatus for imprinting nanostructure on a workpiece. The apparatus comprises a frame, a platen, an embossing tool, and a separating tool. The platen is connected to the frame for separating the workpiece. The embossing tool is connected to the frame for imprinting nanostructure on the workpiece. The separating tool is connected to the frame for separating the workpiece and embossing tool. The separating tool has a workpiece engagement surface for engaging the workpiece when separating the workpiece and embossing tool. The embossing tool extends through the separating tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Assignee: Suss MicroTec, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory A. George, Hale L. Johnson, David T. Meyer
  • Publication number: 20040226460
    Abstract: A nanoimprinting apparatus for imprinting nanostructure on a workpiece. The apparatus comprises a frame, a platen, an embossing tool, and a separating tool. The platen is connected to the frame for separating the workpiece. The embossing tool is connected to the frame for imprinting nanostructure on the workpiece. The separating tool is connected to the frame for separating the workpiece and embossing tool. The separating tool has a workpiece engagement surface for engaging the workpiece when separating the workpiece and embossing tool. The embossing tool extends through the separating tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2003
    Publication date: November 18, 2004
    Inventors: Gregory A. George, Hale L. Johnson, David T. Meyer
  • Patent number: 6105492
    Abstract: A process and device for forming a matrix cavity in the counter die of an embossing punch with an embossing device. The counter die is made of a tough, elastic to hard material such as a thermoplastic. The top die having a raised embossing pattern is pressed onto the counter die, which is heated, to form the matrix cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2000
    Assignee: Winkler + Dunnbier AG
    Inventor: Alfons Fergen
  • Patent number: 4942000
    Abstract: A contactless method for knurling thermoplastic film to improve its winding characteristics is disclosed. A preferred embodiment employs an ink jet printer to intermittently deposit ink upon at least one margin of the moving film surface. A second preferred embodiment employs a laser to intermittently modify at least one margin of the moving film surface. The invention eliminates the problem of stress gradient during web transport prior to winding which is inherent in contact knurling and particularly troublesome in the manufacture of high modulus, relatively thin thermoplastic films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 17, 1990
    Inventor: John A. Penoyer
  • Patent number: 4663212
    Abstract: Inks containing at least one keto-ether, such as 4-meth-4-methyl-2-pentanone, are able to print on resinous block copolymers, such as butadiene/styrene block copolymer, having an anti-blocking agent incorporated therein, such as a micro crystalline wax.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1987
    Assignee: Phillips Petroleum Company
    Inventor: Harold D. Boultinghouse
  • Patent number: 4291618
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for folding and crushing empty cylindrical cans such that after being folded and crushed the can end faces are essentially coplanar. The apparatus comprises a flat stationary anvil and a flat parallel reciprocable platen defining therebetween a folding compartment into which an empty can is inserted, an independently reciprocable creasing element or plunger slidably inserted in an aperture through the center of the reciprocable platen such as to enter and leave said folding compartment, and a drive arrangement simultaneously advancing the reciprocable platen and reciprocable creasing element into said folding compartment towards the can, the creasing element being advanced more rapidly than or ahead of the platen, and drive retracting the creasing element after the creasing element has nearly passed through the can without stopping the advance of the platen, and subsequently retracting the platen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1979
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1981
    Assignee: Warren R. Heiser
    Inventors: Warren R. Heiser, Eugene A. Acey
  • Patent number: 4229400
    Abstract: A shapeable matrix is provided for use in making of graphic art reproductions and in particular as a mold in forming of printing plates and other marking items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 21, 1980
    Assignee: Fiberite Corporation
    Inventor: William A. Laurie
  • Patent number: 4198364
    Abstract: A shapeable matrix is provided for use in making of graphic art reproductions and in particular as a mold in forming of printing plates and other marking items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1978
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1980
    Assignee: Fiberite Corporation
    Inventor: William A. Laurie