Surface Bonding Patents (Class 144/346)
  • Patent number: 10212938
    Abstract: The present invention provides a panel assembly comprising a plurality of panels arranged in edge-to-edge format having joints between each pair of adjacent panels in the assembly. A copper-containing material, such as copper tape with adhesive backing, is provided in or near the joints in the assembly to render the joints less susceptible to bacterial contamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Modular Services Comopany
    Inventor: Taylor C. Culpepper
  • Patent number: 10145245
    Abstract: A component includes a component body that is configured for use in a gas turbine engine. The component body includes first and second structural segments that are bonded to each other in at least one diffusion joint. The first and second structural segments are formed of, respectively, first and second materials. The first and second materials are different base-metal alloys, a metallic alloy and a ceramic-based material, or ceramic-based materials that differ by at least one of composition and microstructure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Gary Roberge, Grant O. Cook, III
  • Patent number: 10123820
    Abstract: A biopsy system with a grid plate used as either a lateral or medial compression plate of a localization fixture used with a breast coil includes a rotatable guide cube that may be inserted into a desired rectangular recess in the grid plate after rotating to position a selected guide hole in the desired spatial orientation. Versions of a guide cube include those rotatable in two axes to provide additional hole positions, angled holes, enlarged circular holes that function with a rotating guide to support a noncircular biopsy instrument cannula (e.g., trocar/sleeve combination, core biopsy probe of a biopsy device) for rotation. A rotating guide may have an unlocked state for easily sliding to a selected longitudinal position thereon. Thereafter, the rotating guide is locked to serve as a positive depth stop (e.g., quarter turn locking elastomeric rings, triangular and scissor clips, and shutter depth stops).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Hibner, Kreena R. Modi, Kevin R. Shannon
  • Patent number: 10113318
    Abstract: Method for manufacturing floor panels, wherein is started from panels, these panels, at their lower side, are provided with at least one guiding groove and these panels, at least at two opposite sides, are provided with profiled edge regions that comprise coupling parts, characterized in that at least one of the aforementioned two profiled edge regions is formed such that this region, seen in a cross-section of the panel, transverse to the guiding groove, extends at the lower side of the panel at least up to the guiding groove. Further, the invention also relates to still other methods, for manufacturing as well as packaging of floor panels, and also relates to devices used therewith, as well as to floor panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: FLOORING INDUSTRIES LIMITED, SARL
    Inventors: Mark Cappelle, Lode De Boe
  • Patent number: 10100535
    Abstract: A building panel with a surface layer (1) including a wood veneer, a wood fibre based core (2) and a sub-layer (3) between the surface layer (1) and the core (2). The sub-layer (3) includes wood fibres (4) and a binder (5). The surface layer (1) has surface portions (6) including material from the sub-layer (3). The surface portions (6) including material from the sub-layer (3) extend into the wood veneer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: VALINGE INNOVATION AB
    Inventors: Darko Pervan, Goran Ziegler
  • Patent number: 9988098
    Abstract: A hybrid laminated wood floor for cargo-carrying truck trailers, truck bodies and containers is provided. The hybrid laminated wood floor is formed from two or more different types of hardwood strips that are mixed in a controlled manner and arranged in a pattern. The hardwoods are selected to provide a difference in the average density of the wood types. The hybrid wood floor provides weight reduction and cost savings as compared with a conventional laminated wood floor made of a single type of wood, such as oak or hard maple.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: HAVCO WOOD PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventors: Gopalkrishna Padmanabhan, James N. Vangilder, M. Bruce Bader
  • Patent number: 9945129
    Abstract: A method for making a covering is described. The covering includes a first layer made of a flexible material; a second and a third layers made of a preferably rigid material engaged on opposite sides to the first layer. The second and the third layers respectively have a plurality of V-shaped grooves defining respective adjacent rigid and corresponding structural portions. Each rigid structural portion can be oriented with respect to the adjacent rigid structural portion, by folding the first layer so as to model the covering according to three-dimensional configurations and/or a simple or double curvature. The method is preferably performed through a virtual designing of the shape desired to be obtained and a processing of the same for the obtainment of the grooves required to attain such shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: WOOD-SKIN S.R.L.S.
    Inventors: Giulio Masotti, Stefano Baruffaldi, Gianluca Lo Presti, Susanna Todeschini
  • Patent number: 9848744
    Abstract: An assembly of cooperatively hinged nested toilet seats of sizes downwardly graduated from smaller to larger, from a smallest top seat to a largest bottom first seat. Each of the relatively smaller seats nests within a declining inner seat contour of a relatively larger seat below it. An extension of the declining inner seat contour of each seat defines a downward seat flange, which is configured to extend within the rim of the toilet bowl when the seat is lowered. Each successively smaller seat has a downward seat flange which is configured, when the seat is lowered, to nest within and engage the inner perimeter of the seat opening defined by the downward seat flange of the seat below it. The cross-sectional profile of each of the nested toilet seats comprises the downward seat flange, which transitions into the declining inner seat contour, which transitions into a middle seat contour, which in turn transitions into an outer seat contour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Inventor: Gayle Hobbs
  • Patent number: 9388789
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sectional blade for a wind turbine, the blade comprising at least a first blade section and a second blade section extending in opposite directions from a blade joint, where each blade section comprises a spar section forming a structural member and extending in the longitudinal direction of the blade, and where the first and second blade sections are connected by fastening means restraining any movement of the first blade section relative to the second blade section length ways. The first and the second blade sections are structurally connected by a spar bridge protruding from one of the blade sections and terminating axially in an end portion, which is received in the spar section of the other blade section. The spar bridge and the spar section have interlocking shapes by which rotation of the spar bridge in the spar section is prevented thereby preventing rotation of one of the blade sections relative to the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Vestas Wind Systems A/S
    Inventors: Paul Hibbard, Mark Hancock
  • Patent number: 9346136
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a model is disclosed. The disclosed method for manufacturing the model comprises the steps of: a) preparing a plurality of pieces having contours in the shape of cross-sections of an object from specific distances away from a random axis direction; and b) assembling the plurality of pieces according to an integration process of connecting surfaces of adjacent pieces from the plurality of pieces and fixing same to each other so as to form the model which corresponds to the shape of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Inventor: Taehoon Kim
  • Publication number: 20150128782
    Abstract: A sounding board (1) for musical instruments having a first plurality of planks (2) in which each plank (2i) of the plurality of planks (2) is provided with respective longitudinal sides (2ia, 2ib); wherein the planks (2) of the first plurality of planks are approached to one another, each one at the respective longitudinal sides (2ia, 2ib), so as to form a first panel (P1) of the sounding board (1); a second plurality of planks (3) in which each plank of the plurality (3) of planks (3i) is provided with respective longitudinal sides (3ia, 3ib); wherein the planks (3i) of the second plurality of planks (3) are approached to one another, each one at their respective longitudinal sides (3ia, 3ib), so as to form a second panel (P2) of the sounding board (1); in which the first and the second panel (P1, P2) are overlapping with one another with their respective planks (2i, 3i) extending along the same angled direction (A) of the sounding board (1); wherein the planks (2i) of the first plurality of planks (2) are
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Paolo FAZIOLI
  • Publication number: 20150059927
    Abstract: A method of producing a semi-product for a building panel, wherein the method includes the step of: arranging at least two distance strips, on a first sawn timber board; arranging a second saw timber board to the distance strips; applying a glue; positioning of the first and the second sawn timber board and the distance strips by applying a pressure; and applying a pressure on the first and the second sawn timber board by a third and a fourth element, in a direction perpendicular to a top surface of the second sawn timber board, until the distance strips is bonded by the glue to the first and the second sawn timber board and thereby obtaining a solid batch; and cutting of said solid batch in the length direction of the first and the second timber boards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Hans BRÄNNSTRÖM, Agne PÅLSSON, Marcus BERGELIN
  • Publication number: 20140370288
    Abstract: A method for making a fibrous strip configured for making a ribbon with a thickness ranging between 0.1 mm and 1 mm and a width ranging between 2 mm and 10 mm. The ligneous logs or cans are cut into square-edged plank with a predefined length. The strip is separated from a surface of the square-edged plank by an orthogonal cutting process. The depth of cut is equal to the thickness of the strip. The cutting speed direction is parallel to the fibers of the square-edged plank. Also, a fibrous reinforcement is obtained using the method and a device for implements the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Edouard Sherwood, David Hardy
  • Patent number: 8866048
    Abstract: Disclosed is a low-temperature heat-generating solid wood laminate floor, which comprises: an exterior finished layer, an upper base material layer, a heat-generating layer, and a lower base material layer, which are stacked in sequence and hot-pressed. The upper base material layer, heat-generating layer and lower base material layer comprise 9 layers in total after hot-pressing, the heat-generating layer being positioned at the 5th to the 7th layer, the upper base material layer being above the heat-generating layer, the lower base material layer being below the heat-generating layer, the upper base material layer consisting of 3 to 5 layers, the lower base material layer consisting of 4 to 6 layers, and the exterior finished layer being provided on the upper base material layer by hot-pressing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Shanghai Rell Electric Heating Systems Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Bing Sun, Yuming Zhang
  • Patent number: 8808491
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for cutting out balsa blanket parts comprising the following steps: providing on a surface of a conveyor (12) a row of balsa blankets (1) abutting each other end edge to end edge in butt areas at the joining stations (14.1-14.5); interjoining the balsa blankets (1) in the butt areas at the joining stations (14.1-14.5) to form a balsa blanket web; feeding the balsa blanket web in a direction of feed (F) to a cutting station (15) where the balsa blanket web is stepwise conveyed and cut through crosswise at positions to form the desired parts; providing a next row of balsa blankets on the surface of the conveyor when the rearmost end edge on the rearmost blanket of the balsa blanket web is at the last joining station (14.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: LM Glasfiber A/S
    Inventor: Gert Sørensen
  • Publication number: 20140130430
    Abstract: A stair tread overlay and a riser overlay made from solid wood for fitting over a conventional, exposed wooden stair having a generally rounded nose like those found in most residential general construction staircases and prefabricated staircases. The tread overlay and riser overlay cover the exterior surface of a conventional wooden stair from stringer to stringer to hide a construction grade stair tread and riser below that are made from a composite material or unsalvageable hardwood to present an attractive, solid wood surface that is finishable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventor: James M. McCool
  • Publication number: 20130186518
    Abstract: A simulated commodity tropical hardwood-based panel includes an engineered veneer face including a first wood from one or more sustainable sources of wood. The face has a dyed coloring, a simulated grain, or a dyed coloring and a simulated grain that is substantially similar to the coloring, grain, or coloring and grain of a tropical hardwood veneer. The panel further includes a back and a core disposed between the face and back. The face, the core and back are stacked and adhered together to form a laminated panel. The face of the simulated commodity tropical hardwood-based panel has an appearance that is substantially similar to the appearance of the face veneer of a commodity tropical hardwood-based panel that includes the tropical hardwood veneer. The panel comprises no tropical hardwood from a non-sustainable source of wood.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: Green Rev LLC
    Inventor: Green Rev LLC
  • Patent number: 8420222
    Abstract: A laminate of laminae of uniform rectangular cross-sections or depths and lengths arranged randomly or otherwise in the laminate, such laminae having been derived from a feedstock comprising a population of logs (single or multigrade) wherein the population of laminae comprises all of the laminae that can be derived from the population of logs (exclusively only of laminae or material for laminae that are not of acceptable rectangular cross-section and/or length), and where each cross-section of each laminae represents a maximum of one thirtieth of the log cross-section, or the thickness of each lamina represents a maximum of one fifteenth of the small end log diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Wood Engineering Technology Limited
    Inventor: Warwick I Bosson
  • Patent number: 8389056
    Abstract: Decorative engineered bamboo product and a method of forming a decorative engineered bamboo product in which a block of engineered bamboo product is sliced to expose an edge grain formed by edges of strands of bamboo of the product. The slices can be used directly or attached to a substrate. The slices can be further treated to produce additional decorative features. Additives can be introduced to the engineered bamboo product during the manufacture thereof to incorporate decorative elements therein which are made visible by slicing the engineered bamboo product to expose edge grain, inclusive of the cross-section of the additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: COR Engineered Woods LLC
    Inventor: Michael Cozzolino
  • Patent number: 8381381
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system, method and apparatus for producing fire rated doors having added strength, better finishing and low cost manufacturing flexibility. The fire rated doors are made from two panels “sandwiched” together. An optional interior layer (e.g., fire resistant material, lead sheeting, steel or Kevlar) can be added between the door panels for various purposes. Splines, stiles or sticks are inserted in longitudinal channels in the door panels to provide assistance in aligning the door panels and greater hardware holding strength. An intumescent banding material concealed by a banding material around the perimeter of the door seals the door within its frame during a fire. The door design and the automated manufacturing process provide greater design choice, reduced cost and faster fabrication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Polymer-Wood Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Evan R. Daniels
  • Patent number: 8347506
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an engineered wood flooring product including providing a flat plywood platform having an original thickness, sanding top and bottom surfaces of the platform to achieve a final thickness less than the original thickness, wherein the amount of material removed from the bottom surface is greater than the top surface to induce center lift in the platform, applying adhesive to the platform, applying a veneer face to the platform, and subjecting the lay-up to a lineal pressing system to ensure bonding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Wolf, Incorporated
    Inventor: Barry Shannon Fuller
  • Patent number: 8245741
    Abstract: A method and a system for glulams fabrication, comprising obtaining wood pieces of a target length from raw materials; and assembling them into structural timbers of a target thickness in a continuous line, whereby moisture content, end joints, mixing and applying of adhesives, glue line pressure and clamping time are continuously controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Les Chantiers Chibougamau Ltee
    Inventors: Lucien Filion, Emilien Racine
  • Patent number: 8245742
    Abstract: A method and a system for glulams fabrication, comprising obtaining wood pieces of a target length from raw materials; and assembling them into structural timbers of a target thickness in a continuous line, whereby moisture content, end joints, mixing and applying of adhesives, glue line pressure and clamping time are continuously controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Les Chantiers Chibougamau Ltee
    Inventors: Lucien Filion, Emilien Racine
  • Publication number: 20120064467
    Abstract: A wooden wick for use in a wax candle comprising a strip of predetermined wood having each of a first predetermined length, a first predetermined width and a first predetermined thickness. Such wick further includes a wood booster member having each of a second predetermined length, a second predetermined width and a second predetermined thickness adhered to the strip of wood.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Inventors: Melynda Suzanne Delcotto, Justin Damiani
  • Patent number: 8088494
    Abstract: A laminate of laminae of uniform rectangular cross-sections or depths and lengths arranged randomly or otherwise in the laminate, such laminae having been derived from a feedstock comprising a population of logs (single or multigrade) wherein the population of laminae comprises all of the laminae that can be derived from the population of logs (exclusive only of laminae or material for laminae that are not of acceptable rectangular cross-section and/or length), and where each cross-section of each lamina represents a maximum of one thirtieth of the log cross-section, or the thickness of each lamina represents a maximum of one fifteenth of the small end log diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Wood Engineering Technology Limited
    Inventor: Warwick Bosson
  • Patent number: 7981233
    Abstract: A method of forming a board suitable for use as container flooring uses bamboo and fast-growth low-density wood. The method includes the step of overlaying thin layers of high-density bamboo composites on surfaces of a core layer which can be the composite of wood veneer and wood strand-based composite, or wood veneer and bamboo stripe sheet composite. The benefits of bamboo and wood materials are combined to produce a bamboo-wood composite board having sufficient mechanical and physical strength and durability for use as container flooring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Alberta Innovates—Technology Futures
    Inventors: Rob Wellwood, Qisheng Zhang, Shenxue Jiang, Liheng Chen
  • Patent number: 7819147
    Abstract: An oriented strand board for structural applications and a method of its production comprising elongated strands having aspect ratios greater than 2, the strands being derived from the outer shells of oil palm tree fronds formed as a bi-product of the harvest of oil palm fruit, such that the strand length is limited to about a meter, the strands being cut from the outer shell area of the fronds and at least the outer regions of the major faces of the board being substantially free of core material, the shell strands being combined with a heat settable binder material, the strands being formed by elongated blades moving relative to a frond length in planes generally aligned with a longitudinal direction of the frond length, the strands of the frond shells being arranged and being permanently bonded together such that they are predominately generally aligned with the structural direction of the board at least at the outer regions of the major faces of the board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Engineering Research Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Mullen, Antonius Kurniawan
  • Patent number: 7785681
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing elongate wooden handles for floor mops and the like comprises (a) splitting a green bamboo cane lengthwise and then spreading it into the shape of a sheet, (b) planing both surfaces of the sheet to give it a substantially uniform thickness, (c) cutting the bamboo sheet into an elongate section of selected width, (d) drying that bamboo section, (e) providing an assembly comprising a pair of dowels, at least one elongate core member, said bamboo sections and an adhesive, with the bamboo section wrapped around the dowels and the core member and the adhesive disposed between the bamboo section and the dowels and core member, (f) heating that assembly under pressure so the adhesive will bond the dowels and core member to the surrounding bamboo section and thereby form an elongate pole, and (g) turning the elongate pole to a selected outer diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Inventor: Dick Liao
  • Patent number: 7647957
    Abstract: A method of producing a virtually fireproof plywood from perennial grasses such as Arundo donax Ligneous, various bamboo strains, or a blend thereof, by first weaving the stalks of these plants into a mat and then layering these mats and binding each layer with any one of several commercial resins mixed with potash for the purpose of enhancing the board's fire retardant quality. The result is the formation of a finished product with structural board attributes and an exceptionally high flash point in relation to other manufactured board products made from forest materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: Infinity Board, LLC
    Inventors: Rasul Pasha, Abdulnaser Abdulmalik
  • Publication number: 20090042010
    Abstract: A structure comprising a softwood-ceiling/hardwood-floor formed of a single set of adjacent boards. Each of the boards including a hardwood layer bonded to a softwood layer, the board having a first edge and a second edge, the first edge having a tongue, the second edge having a groove, the first edge having a first chamfer on the softwood layer, the second edge having a second chamfer on the softwood layer. All boards securely attached to carrying beams that span the walls between two levels within a building.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2007
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Inventor: Thomas Spencer Stanhope
  • Patent number: 7392831
    Abstract: One or more plywood base plate members and at least one decorative plate are stuck together on top of each other, to thereby make a decorative plywood board of a given size. A joined decorative plywood board unit of a desired size is made of a plurality of the decorative plywood boards joined by a scarf joint. Then, the joined decorative plywood board unit and one or more base plates, each having a size of the size of the decorative plywood board unit, are attached together on top of each other, to thereby provide a board pile to be used as a component part for a musical instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventor: Masaji Shingai
  • Patent number: 7314071
    Abstract: A method for enhancing the texture of a wood panel. A pattern wood is attached to a surface of a plywood structure to form a wood panel. The surface of the pattern wood is then sanded followed by cleaning of the sanded surface. Thereafter, the surface of the pattern wood which has been sanded and cleaned is subjected to sand blasting. The sand blasted surface of the pattern wood is then coated with a first ultraviolet (UV) coating which is allowed to harden. Grooves are then formed on a second surface of the plywood structure opposite the first surface thereof. The wood panel is then cut to a preselected size. The surface of the pattern wood is then coated with a second UV coating which is allowed to harden.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2008
    Inventor: Young Won Park
  • Patent number: 7290576
    Abstract: A compressed wood product includes a first part composed of a wooden material compressed into a predetermined shape; and a second part to be joined with the first part. A direction of wooden fibers of the wooden material composing the first part is substantially parallel with a lengthwise direction of the first part and intersects with a thickness direction of the first part. At least one surface of the second part is substantially perpendicular to the lengthwise direction of the first part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Tatsuya Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7244328
    Abstract: A method for making the core of a door of autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC). A billet of AAC is provided from which slabs are cut to the approximate dimensions of the door core. A reinforcing band is secured about the perimeter of a slab. The thickness of the slab is then sized for the door core as by sanding. The door is finished by applying skins to the core surfaces and trim to the reinforcing band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: Inno-Tech Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Robbins, Sr., Gary Robbins, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7225594
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a stud system where each respective stud (2) includes flanges (4, 4a) which are directly attached to each other and which constitute an essentially monolithic entity. Said flanges are formed of a wane edge wood material (3) in such a manner that each respective flange includes a bevelled side portion (6) which is directed towards the inner portion of said stud. A side portion is formed as a contact surface (8) for intermeshing co-operation with a corresponding contact surface (8) at an adjacent flange. The present invention also relates to a method for manufacturing such studs where a first flange strip (4) is formed to include a generally toothed first contact surface (8) which is arranged in an inter-mesching disposition with a corresponding contact surface (8) at a corresponding second flange strip (4a). Further, the present invention relates to a method at such stud systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Inventors: Johan Tore Karlström, Johan Mikael Karlström
  • Patent number: 7147741
    Abstract: The fundamental technique of the method for making cellular cores is to make stacks of components which are configured such that cutting slices off the stacks produces cellular cores and, when needed, components used in stacks used to produce cellular cores. One of the basic components used in the stacks is termed a ribbed ply which is a ply (thin sheet of material such as wood) with a number of ribs (long thin strips of material such as wood) attached to the ply, parallel to each other. The spaces between the ribs are filled with filler material such as foam plastic, and the cells in the cellular core are filled with the filler material. The filler material is introduced as layers of the material stacked alternately with plies and adhesively attached. Slices of such a stack, sliced parallel to the grain of the plies (if wood) are called ribbed fillers. Stacking ribbed fillers and plies produces a stack having a cross section which, when sliced, produces filled cell cellular cores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Inventor: Peter Sing
  • Patent number: 7141137
    Abstract: A method of forming a laminated beam includes assembling a plurality of individual wood laminations in a juxtaposed relationship, and joining the assembled laminations together to form a laminated beam. The assembled laminations define a tension zone of individual wood laminations, a core zone of individual wood laminations, and an compression zone of individual wood laminations. The average thickness of the laminations in the tension zone is less than the average thickness of the laminations in the core zone, and the average thickness of the laminations in the compression zone is less than the average thickness of the laminations in the core zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Assignee: University of Maine System Board of Trustees
    Inventors: Jon C. Fiutak, Shane M. McDougall, Habib J. Dagher
  • Patent number: 7097732
    Abstract: This invention provides joining methods of single veneer piece and a joining apparatus, which can produce more efficient, and effective joining process than the conventional method and apparatus produce. In the process of carrying a single veneer piece (T) in the orthogonal direction against the joining edge (Te) on the conveyor, the joining edges of the preceding and succeeding single veneer pieces come close together, the adhesive material (Sd) is supplied to the clearance between the joining edges, and then the adhesion enhancing action is supplied to the said adhesive material (Sd) to join each single veneer piece (T) successively. The adhesion enhancing action can be applied within the adhesion enhancing section as indicated by lines (Z1) and (Z2), provided on the farther side from the edge approaching position (U) via an adhesion enhancing component (6) to move back and forth at any time while the single veneer piece (T) is being carried or such a motion is halted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: Meinan Machinery Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Mikio Tsutsui, Takayuki Yamauchi, Hideki Hasegawa, Sekiji Takahashi
  • Patent number: 7021346
    Abstract: A bamboo mat board element with a double-layered construction, a constant dimension, each of the elements is formed with a projecting tenon at each of two adjacent sides, respectively, and a concave mortise at each of the other two adjacent sides, respectively, for inter-tenoning the elements of the mat board, in which a surface layer of the mat board is obtained by matting a plurality of mat board stuffs having different orientations, shapes, and sizes, while each of the mat board stuffs is obtained by matting a plurality of lumbers having a parallel orientation, respectively, to form a plurality of patterns having parallel stripes by specially matting at the longitudinal section thickness of the lumbers. A method for producing the bamboo mat board at least comprises steps as follows: cutting step, boiling for blanching step, drying step, rough shaving, bottom layer pre-forming step, adhesive applying and pressing step, pattern selecting step, matting step, and refined shaving, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Inventor: Ao Yu Chang
  • Patent number: 6890398
    Abstract: The fundamental technique of the method for making cellular cores is to make stacks of components which are configured such that cutting slices off the stacks produces cellular cores and, when needed, components used in stacks used to produce cellular cores. One of the basic components used in the stacks is termed a ribbed ply which is a ply (thin sheet of material such as wood) with a number of ribs (long thin strips of material such as wood) attached to the ply, parallel to each other. If the spaces between the ribs are filled with filler material such as foam plastic, the cells in the cellular core will be filled with the filler material. The filler material is introduced as layers of the material stacked alternately with plies and adhesively attached. Slices of such a stack, sliced parallel to the grain of the plies (if wood) are called ribbed fillers. Stacking ribbed fillers and plies produces a stack having a cross section which, when sliced, produces filled cell cellular cores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Inventor: Peter Sing
  • Patent number: 6878228
    Abstract: The present invention provides a wood board for use as flooring panels and a method of making the wood board. The wood board has the strength and outer surface finish of hardwood boards, increased flexibility, and a lower cost than hardwood boards. The wood board of the present invention comprises a core layer having plural veneer layers oriented such that longitudinal grain structures of adjacent layers are perpendicular with respect to each other, and each veneer having longitudinal pierced slots placed therein oriented in parallel with their respective longitudinal grain structures; and a longitudinally sliced face layer placed upon the inner core layer. This wood board and flooring panel of the present invention have high strength, high flexibility and superior surface smoothness. Further, the present invention provides lower manufacturing costs and thus lower costs for the consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Assignee: Capella Engineered Wood, LLC
    Inventor: Richard Courtney
  • Patent number: 6878230
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing glued laminated wood such as laminated veneer lumber (LVL) is disclosed. The glued laminated wood is made of a number of wood sheets such as veneer sheets which are laminated together by a hot press with a thermosetting adhesive into a continuous length of multiple-layered board wherein the end joints of the wood sheets are disposed in a staggered array. There is provided an initial base material having an end which is shaped in the form of a flight of steps including a series of alternate horizontal surface having a lengthwise dimension smaller than the length of the wood sheet and a vertical surface having a height corresponding to the wood sheet thickness, and the glued laminated wood board is formed extending from the end of such initial base material. The hot press includes a pair of heat plates each having an effective pressing area capable of covering the entire surface of the wood sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Assignee: Meinan Machinery Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Yukio Abe, Makoto Isobe, Issaku Okamura, Hiroshige Oda, Akihito Hamaguchi, Noriyuki Honda
  • Patent number: 6837953
    Abstract: Wooden tiles and boards and methods for making the same are disclosed. The wooden tiles and boards are sliced from a rectangular, elongate composite beam or block, respectively, which are each formed by assembling and securely adhering together a plurality of elongate wood pieces and possibly one or more non-wood products. The beam or block is then sliced into individual tiles or boards having a substantially uniform tile thickness and a predetermined pattern at least partially composed of end grain wood which is substantially consistent among all of the tiles and boards. Tiles and boards having a combination of end grain wood and flat grain wood are also disclosed, as well as a border produced by an combination of tiles and boards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Inventor: Richard H. Kai
  • Publication number: 20040238070
    Abstract: A method to prepare a terminal assembly for different varieties of bamboo, required to form a system of nodes useful in construction, with which points or ends of bamboo such that they can be joined together easily and with great precision; and so that the bamboo can be joined to any other type of material, incorporating it into all kinds of structural system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2004
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Inventors: Jorge Bernardo Londono, Daniel Cheyne
  • Patent number: 6811647
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for producing extra-wide veneers and using them for the production of continuous laminated wood boards by gluing and pressing them from a chain of extra-wide veneers assembled in several layers over and behind one another. The method invention consists in the fact that the veneers arriving with a producible width and grain running crosswise are brought together end to end to form a chain of veneers, stitched together at the junctions or attached with adhesive tape and the veneers thus assembled are cut to a given oversize in the direction of the grain so that the seams or junctions between the veneers are distributed irregularly across the width of laminated boards, not in line one over the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Assignee: Dieffenbacher GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Matthias Graf, John Holbert
  • Publication number: 20040200547
    Abstract: A method for producing lineal components with compatible ends on profile wrapped or laminated components. This method consists of inserting similar or dissimilar materials into a substrate, located in such a position that after applying a thin veneer, foil, paper, metal, plastic, composite, or other material on the outside of the product, the product can be machined by conventional or non conventional methods. The surfaces exposed through this machining process would not appear as an exposed piece of the substrate material but as a material that is similar in appearance to the thin veneer, foil, paper, metal, plastic, composite or other material thus providing the appearance of a solid or continuous component. This method of manufacture can also be useful to provide protection of surfaces that have been machined, similar to the protection afforded by the thin veneer, foil, paper, metal, plastic, composite or other material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2003
    Publication date: October 14, 2004
    Inventor: Michael J. Entenmann
  • Patent number: 6746745
    Abstract: A blinds slat has a major portion being strips of bamboo and a minor portion being one or more pairs of wooden strips that are located at or near opposite side extremities of the slat. The resulting composite bamboo and wooden slat as exemplary resistance to warping and other deleterious effects of exposure to sun and moisture. Also disclosed is a method for producing the slats that is particularly advantageous in avoiding environmental harm, in that only small amounts of wood are used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Assignee: Nien Made Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ming Nien
  • Patent number: 6719023
    Abstract: Apparatus for producing rectangular furniture boards with a glued-on edge, in which the following are arranged one after another in the passage direction: a longitudinal sawing device (14), which divides a rectangular initial board (12) into a plurality of parallel longitudinal boards (12a, 12b, 12c, 12d), a longitudinal gluing device (31), which in each case glues a longitudinal edge onto both longitudinal sides of a longitudinal board (12a) passing through and machines the edge, a transverse sawing device (38), which divides a longitudinal board (12a) transversely with respect to its longitudinal direction into furniture boards (39) with a predetermined size, a transverse gluing device (40), which in each case glues a transverse edge onto both transverse sides of a furniture board (39) passing through and machines this edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Assignee: Paul Ott GmbH
    Inventors: Hans Kaser, Gerhard Pittrich
  • Patent number: 6695944
    Abstract: The present invention provides a wood board for use as flooring panels and a method of making the wood board. The wood board has the strength and outer surface finish of hardwood boards, increased flexibility, and a lower cost than hardwood boards. The wood board of the present invention comprises a core layer having plural veneer layers oriented such that longitudinal grain structures of adjacent layers are perpendicular with respect to each other, and each veneer having longitudinal pierced slots placed therein oriented in parallel with their respective longitudinal grain structures; and a longitudinally sliced face layer placed upon the inner core layer. This wood board and flooring panel of the present invention have high strength, high flexibility and superior surface smoothness. Further, the present invention provides lower manufacturing costs and thus lower costs for the consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Assignee: Anderson-Tully Engineered Wood LLC
    Inventor: Richard Courtney
  • Patent number: RE41347
    Abstract: This invention provides joining methods of single veneer piece and a joining apparatus, which can produce more efficient, and effective joining process than the conventional method and apparatus produce. In the process of carrying a single veneer piece (T) in the orthogonal direction against the joining edge (Te) on the conveyor, the joining edges of the preceding and succeeding single veneer pieces come close together, the adhesive material (Sd) is supplied to the clearance between the joining edges, and then the adhesion enhancing action is supplied to the said adhesive material (Sd) to join each single veneer piece (T) successively. The adhesion enhancing action can be applied within the adhesion enhancing section as indicated by lines (Z1) and (Z2), provided on the farther side from the edge approaching position (U) via an adhesion enhancing component (6) to move back and forth at any time while the single veneer piece (T) is being carried or such a motion is halted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Meinan Machinery Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Mikio Tsutsui, Takayuki Yamauchi, Hideki Hasegawa, Sekiji Takahashi