Between Plural Webs Patents (Class 156/179)
  • Patent number: 10388427
    Abstract: A flat cable includes a predetermined number of conductors, a pair of insulating films disposed in such a manner as to sandwich the predetermined number of conductors, and an adhesive layer provided between the pair of insulating films. The conductors each satisfies Y?1.2×t×E/(2X?t) within a range of bending radius of 4 mm to 8 mm, where X (mm) denotes bending radius, Y (MPa) denotes 0.2% yield stress, t (mm) denotes thickness, and E (MPa) denotes Young's modulus. The conductors each has an electrical conductivity of greater than or equal to 50% IACS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryosuke Matsuo, Kengo Mitose
  • Patent number: 10369757
    Abstract: A plant for building tires includes a system for managing initial components; a system for managing the manufacturing of semi-finished products starting from one or more initial components; a system for managing the building of a green tire starting from one or more semi-finished products; and a system for managing the curing of said green tire. The logical set of a control unit for the plant and/or of one or more from among control units for the management systems and/or of an automatic visual control system is programmed for controlling at least two parameters, assigning to each of these a quality index, discarding a tire being processed when a quality index corresponding to said discard level is assigned to at least one of said parameters and feedbacking the control result of at least one parameter in order to verify the quality index of the parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: PIRELLI TYRE S.p.A.
    Inventors: Gianni Mancini, Riccardo Antoj, Vincenzo Boffa
  • Patent number: 10239695
    Abstract: A conveyor belt includes an upper cover rubber and a lower cover rubber disposed above and below a core layer; and a protective fiber layer made from high strength fiber disposed at least in a central portion of the upper cover rubber in a belt width direction and extending continuously in a belt longitudinal direction; an elastic modulus E of the protective fiber layer in the belt longitudinal direction being a low elastic modulus E1 equal to or less than a predetermined value when a tension in the belt longitudinal direction acting on the conveyor belt is equal to or less than a setting tension Ts, and being a high elastic modulus E2 higher than the low elastic modulus E1 when a predetermined high tension higher than the setting tension Ts is acting on the conveyor belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Miyajima, Etsuko Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10113252
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling and improving the consistency of yarn texture in a yarn system. The system and method are configured to monitor, improve and/or control the operating parameters of the yarn system. A plurality of sensors sense the operating conditions and send the sensed conditions to a processor. The processor and/or a user monitoring the system can make adjustments to the operating parameters in a parameter is outside of a predetermined tolerance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: COLUMBIA INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Eric Beard Boetsch, Kevin Cowart, Mark Spangler, Larry Sims, Brent Brown, Nathan Smith, Chris Cooper
  • Patent number: 9618973
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus relating to provision and/or utilization of a mechanically embedded heating element are described. An embodiment includes a heating element which is thermally coupled to an adhesive. The adhesive bonds a first item and a second item. The heating element is capable of being heated in response to application of power and the heated heating element causes the release of a bond by the adhesive to allow for physical separation of the first item and the second item. Other embodiments are also disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Remi Bergmann, Erkki Nokkonen, Juha Paavola, Hannu Luoma, Kari Vallius
  • Patent number: 9560697
    Abstract: A double-sidedly self-adhesive planar element which is intrinsically heatable in a self-regulating way and at the same time has a particularly high flexibility. The planar element has a layer sequence of a posistor heating layer, a contacting layer and an adhesive layer, the contacting layer being a two-dimensional perforate contacting element which within the planar element is therefore present as a contacting element which has not been applied to a backing. Also disclosed is an adhesively bonded assembly of a bonding substrate and a planar element of the aforesaid kind, a method of producing a planar element of the aforesaid kind, and a method of using a planar element of the aforesaid kind for heating an adhesively bonded assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: TESA SE
    Inventors: Monika Junghans, Bernd Dietz, Frank Domann, Udo Dominikat, Klaus Keite-Telgenbüscher, Ute Ellringmann
  • Patent number: 9551852
    Abstract: A method for sheathing a light guide with a flexible layer of sheathing. The method includes providing a light guide and a sheathing strip. The sheathing strip is made of a flexible material. The method also includes joining the light guide and the sheathing strip using a forming aid to form a light guide-sheathing composite. The forming aid places the sheathing strip about the light guide, leaving two excess ends of the sheathing strip extending from the light guide. The method further includes feeding the light guide-sheathing composite to a connection unit and connecting the two excess ends to produce a mounting tab for the light guide-sheathing composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Lisa Draexlmaier GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Strasser, Rudolf Aichner, Anna-Maria Rauch, Elena Justus-Bischler
  • Patent number: 8974621
    Abstract: A composite friction unit of a three dimensional composite body is formed of a substantially uniform array of predominately glass strands of primary reinforcing fibers in matrix of phenolic resin material, the reinforcing fibers in the form of fabric distributed throughout the body forming a friction unit having a predetermined size and configuration and uniform distribution and alignment of fibers throughout. An alternate friction unit includes a substantially rigid or rigid backing co-pultruded in forming the unit. The units are produced in a pultrusion process wherein the reinforcing fibers and matrix are pulled through a forming die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: AscenZ Friction & Brake LLC
    Inventor: Benjamin V. Booher
  • Publication number: 20150000828
    Abstract: Method of calendering the continuous ply of reinforcing threads, during which: said ply of reinforcing threads is positioned between a continuous upper sheet of rubber and a continuous lower sheet of rubber, said sheets of rubber having a width greater than the width of the ply of reinforcing threads, so that the two lateral parts of said sheets of rubber which are not vertically aligned with the ply of reinforcing threads form selvedges. The assembly formed in the preceding step is introduced into the nip of a calendering comprising at least two rolls, so as to cause the rubber to penetrate the spaces between the reinforcing threads. Prior to the ply of reinforcing threads and the sheets of rubber being introduced into the nip of the calender, the two selvedges of one of the sheets of rubber are turned up on themselves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: David Heintze
  • Patent number: 8894788
    Abstract: A method for producing a decorative element includes the steps of: (a) preparing a thermoplastic polyurethane (abbreviated TPU) film, at least one ornament, and a releasing film coated with a glue layer on a plane thereof; (b) disposing the plane of the releasing film coated with the glue layer facing the ornament; (c) arranging the ornament located between the TPU film and the releasing film to form a stacked array; and (d) hot pressing the stacked array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Jah Yih Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chi-Shih Lee
  • Patent number: 8809743
    Abstract: There are provided a heater with temperature detecting device capable of accurately detecting the temperature of a laminated sheet heater (the temperature of a heater element) by a temperature detecting device, a battery structure provided with this heater with temperature detecting device, and a heater unit. A first heater with temperature detecting device includes a first laminated sheet heater and a temperature detecting device. In this first heater, a first metal sheet includes a part protruding outward in a lamination direction of a laminated heater to provide at least part of an accommodation space in which the temperature detecting device is accommodated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic EV Energy Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiko Suzuki, Jun Okuda, Yukie Uemura, Kunio Kanamaru
  • Publication number: 20140190622
    Abstract: A system and method of making an open-ended, reinforced, layered belt having a profile layer, a top layer material, and tensile cords fully encapsulated there between. The method includes engaging portion of the profile layer on a rotatable cylindrical mandrel with an engaging roller, disengaging with a take-off roller, and applying and fusing the cords to the profile layer at a desired cord spacing there between. The cord may be fused by melting the profile layer surface with a heated plow and/or with heated cord. The cord is then covered with the top layer material in a lamination step involving heating to melt at least a portion of the top layer and pressing it to fuse it to the reinforced profile layer. Lamination may be done downstream or directly on the mandrel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: THE GATES CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Graeme Knox, Lambert Pasch
  • Patent number: 8764926
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing elasticated webs including discontinous elastic threads, and methods for manufacturing articles from such elasticated webs. Apparatus for carrying out the methods. Further, elasticated webs and articles which can be manufactured using the methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventor: Lucas Bäck
  • Patent number: 8764927
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing elasticated webs including discontinous elastic threads, and methods for manufacturing articles from such elasticated webs. Apparatus for carrying out the methods. Further, elasticated webs and articles which can be manufactured using the methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventor: Lucas Bäck
  • Patent number: 8709185
    Abstract: The invention provides a functional laminate composite fabric which is robust, laundry-durable and adaptable for securing about any three dimensional body, and a method for forming such fabric. The functional laminate fabric is provided with at least one functional element which can conduct electricity, conduct light, provide electromagnetic fields or provide shielding from electromagnetic fields. The functional laminate may include vias through which the functional element may be exposed. Generally, the functional laminate fabric is sufficiently robust for incorporation into garments and for applications in so-called wearable electronics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Textronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Qaizar N. Hassonjee, Stacey B. Burr
  • Patent number: 8685190
    Abstract: A method is provided for making an elastic composite for incorporation into a disposable absorbent garment. An elastic element applicator is provided that is configured to move a section of a continuous strand of elastic element generally about a plane. A first web of material is conveyed in a first web moving direction such that the first web intersects the plane. Then, the applicator is operated to move the elastic element about the plane, thereby applying the section of elastic element onto the first web along a direction generally transverse to the web moving direction and such that the first web draws the continuous elastic strand from the elastic element applicator as the first web is conveyed away from the plane. The elastic element applicator may be in the form of a spin cylinder or bracket that is operated to spin the elastic element about the moving first web, thereby applying the elastic element on the first web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: DSG Technology Holdings Ltd.
    Inventors: Kuo-Shu Edward Chang, Anne Smid, Patrick King Yu Tsang, Andrew C. Wright
  • Publication number: 20140087125
    Abstract: Ballistic resistant composites having improved durability. More particularly ballistic resistant composites including a protective thermoplastic overlay that enhances composite abrasion resistance while also permitting exploitation of the properties of an underlying binder system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventor: HENRY GERARD ARDIFF
  • Patent number: 8668799
    Abstract: A system and method of making an open-ended, reinforced, layered belt having a profile layer, a top layer material, and tensile cords fully encapsulated there between. The method includes engaging portion of the profile layer on a rotatable cylindrical mandrel with an engaging roller, disengaging with a take-off roller, and applying and fusing the cords to the profile layer at a desired cord spacing there between. The cord may be fused by melting the profile layer surface with a heated plow and/or with heated cord. The cord is then covered with the top layer material in a lamination step involving heating to melt at least a portion of the top layer and pressing it to fuse it to the reinforced profile layer. Lamination may be done downstream or directly on the mandrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: The Gates Corporation
    Inventors: John Graeme Knox, Lambert Pasch, Mark William Scharr
  • Patent number: 8562773
    Abstract: An internal tensioning structure for use in an inflatable product fulfills the basic function of maintaining two adjacent inflatable surfaces in a desired geometric arrangement when the inflatable product is pressurized. The tensioning structure is formed by connecting a pair of plastic strips sheets via spaced-apart strands, such as strings or wires. When pulled taut, the strands provide a high tensile strength between the two opposed plastic strips. At the same time, the plastic strips facilitate a strong, long-lasting weld between the tensioning structure and the inflatable product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Intex Recreation Corporation
    Inventors: Hua Hsiang Lin, Yaw Yuan Hsu
  • Patent number: 8480830
    Abstract: A method of making an elastic composite is provided. The method entails conveying a first web of material along a web plane path. The method also entails applying a first section of a first elastic strand onto the first web and generally transversely to the web plane path and applying a second section of a second elastic strand onto the first web and generally transversely to the web plane path. These applying steps are repeated while performing the conveying step, thereby arranging a plurality of first and second elastic elements on the first web, in generally parallel relation to one another. The resultant composite is suitable for incorporation into a disposable absorbent garment, textile or fabric structure, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: DSG Technology Holdings Ltd
    Inventors: Anne Smid, Patrick King Yu Tsang, Andrew C. Wright, William Schieffelin Sayers
  • Patent number: 8440043
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and apparatuses for assembling absorbent articles, and more particularly, methods and apparatuses for severing elastic in an advancing elastic laminate. A continuous elastic laminate may be formed by bonding elastic strands between a first continuous substrate layer and a second continuous substrate layer. As discussed in more detail below, the continuous elastic laminate may advance through a cutting apparatus that intermittently deactivates or severs the elastic strands of the elastic laminate along the machine direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Uwe Schneider, Michael Brian Quade, Jose Angel Mercado
  • Patent number: 8394226
    Abstract: A composite friction unit of a three dimensional composite body is formed of a substantially uniform array of predominately glass strands of primary reinforcing fibers in matrix of phenolic resin material, the reinforcing fibers in the form of fabric distributed throughout the body forming a friction unit having a predetermined size and configuration and uniform distribution and alignment of fibers throughout. An alternate friction unit includes a substantially rigid or rigid backing co-pultruded in forming the unit. The units are produced in a pultrusion process wherein the reinforcing fibers and matrix are pulled through a forming die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Inventor: Benjamin V. Booher
  • Patent number: 8361262
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for manufacturing. A fiber layer and a porous bonding layer are formed to form a unidirectional lay-up of fibers. The lay-up of fibers is heated under pressure to form a unidirectional composite tape of desired thickness to substantially maintain the fibers in a desired configuration. The unidirectional composite tape is slit to a desired width, and the slit unidirectional composite tape is loaded into a multiaxial fabric machine. A first layer is built from the composite tape in the multiaxial machine, and a second layer is built from the composite tape on the first layer at a predetermined angle from the first layer in the multiaxial machine. The first and second layers are consolidated to form a composite fabric in a continuous process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Thomas Karl Tsotsis, Patrick J. Thrash, Branko Sarh
  • Patent number: 8353999
    Abstract: In a manufacturing apparatus of an absorbent product, extended elastic yarns to be a first middle elastic member and extended elastic yarns to be leg elastic members are bonded between a first sheet and a second sheet and arranged crossing each other in manufacturing an outer covering sheet. A first middle elastic member and an inclined part of the leg elastic members crossing the first middle elastic member are simultaneously and reliably cut in a crossing area of the both elastic members by first cutting blades tilted relatively to a direction where the first middle elastic member is positioned and second cutting blades tilted relatively to a direction where the inclined part is positioned. Thus, it is possible to easily form the outer covering sheet which maintains elasticity in a required portion and has high flexibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Livedo Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Takahashi, Hironobu Yokokawa, Masaru Fujioka
  • Patent number: 8303759
    Abstract: A method for the production of a laminate material for hook and loop closures, particularly for diaper closures, comprises laminating a textile material onto a carrier film having a surface structure that is suitable for forming a connection with the hooks of a hook and loop closure. The textile material is not connected with the carrier film over its entire area, and the textile material forming the cover layer of the laminate material is brushed after lamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Mondi Gronau GmbH
    Inventor: Georg Baldauf
  • Publication number: 20120244769
    Abstract: A method of producing composites useful for the formation of armor and armor sub-assembly intermediates. More particularly, improved ballistic resistant composites and a method for the production of ballistic resistant composites and armor sub-assembly intermediates from composites that have resin-poor surfaces resulting from the non-uniform impregnation polymeric binder materials in fiber layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Henry Gerard Ardiff, Bradley Grunden, Tyler Bartelt
  • Patent number: 8168034
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of an absorbent article according to the present invention includes the steps of: splitting an elastic member bundle having line-splitting strength within the predetermined range into multiple first elastic members by feeding the elastic member bundle in an MD via a line splitter, the line-splitting strength measured by a predetermined measuring method; applying an adhesive at least on a predetermined curved line on a web continuously conveyed; and placing the multiple elastic members thus split on the web while swinging the elastic members in a CD. The elastic member bundle is formed by splitting a single original elastic member with a slit into the multiple elastic members, and bundling and pressurizing the multiple elastic members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventor: Toshifumi Otsubo
  • Patent number: 8168024
    Abstract: A method is provided for making an elastic composite for incorporation into a disposable absorbent garment. An elastic element applicator is provided that is configured to move a section of a continuous strand of elastic element generally about a plane. A first web of material is conveyed in a first web moving direction such that the first web intersects the plane. Then, the applicator is operated to move the elastic element about the plane, thereby applying the section of elastic element onto the first web along a direction generally transverse to the web moving direction and such that the first web draws the continuous elastic strand from the elastic element applicator as the first web is conveyed away from the plane. The elastic element applicator may be in the form of a spin cylinder or bracket that is operated to spin the elastic element about the moving first web, thereby applying the elastic element on the first web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: DSG Technology Holdings Ltd.
    Inventors: Kuo-Shu Edward Chang, Anne Smid, Patrick King Yu Tsang, Andrew C. Wright
  • Publication number: 20120071852
    Abstract: A method is described for making an elasticized absorbent article having a waist opening and a pair of leg openings. First, multiple distributions of elastics are applied on a moving material sheet to form a moving web of an elastic composite. Then, each of a core section and a second material sheet is periodically applied onto the moving web to define a finished web of discrete elastic composite bodies. In subsequent steps, discrete absorbent pants articles are shaped from the finished web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: DSG Technology Holdings Ltd
    Inventors: Patrick King Yu Tsang, Anne Smid, Andrew C. Wright, Eugenio G. Varona
  • Publication number: 20120003889
    Abstract: A composite material comprises: an open grid comprising at least two sets of strands. Each set of strands has openings between adjacent strands. The sets are oriented at a substantial angle to one another. A tack film is laminated to the open grid. The tack film has first and second major surfaces, such that a material of the tack film at its first and second major surfaces is a material including about 50% or more of resinous non-asphaltic component and about 50% or less of asphaltic component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Applicant: SAINT-GOBAIN TECHNICAL FABRICS AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Mark J. Newton, Gary R. Fague, Sugjoon Lee, Jon Woolstencroft, Richard Goupil, Kerry Hook
  • Patent number: 8075722
    Abstract: In a manufacturing apparatus of an absorbent product, extended elastic yarns to be a first middle elastic member and extended elastic yarns to be leg elastic members are bonded between a first sheet and a second sheet and arranged crossing each other in manufacturing an outer covering sheet. A first middle elastic member and an inclined part of the leg elastic members crossing the first middle elastic member are simultaneously and reliably cut in a crossing area of the both elastic members by first cutting blades tilted relatively to a direction where the first middle elastic member is positioned and second cutting blades tilted relatively to a direction where the inclined part is positioned. Thus, it is possible to easily form the outer covering sheet which maintains elasticity in a required portion and has high flexibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Livedo Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Takahashi, Hironobu Yokokawa, Masaru Fujioka
  • Patent number: 8062448
    Abstract: A plurality of unidirectional sheets (30a, 30b, 30c) are superposed in different directions and they are bonded together. At least one of the unidirectional sheets is made by spreading a tow so as to obtain uniform thickness, width not less than 5 cm, and a weight of no more than 300 g/m2, cohesion being imparted to the sheet so as to enable it to be handled prior to being superposed with other sheets. Advantageously, the unidirectional sheets are made of carbon fibers and are obtained by spreading out large tows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignees: Snecma Propulsion Solide, Hexcel Reinforcements
    Inventors: Bruno Bompard, Pierre Olry, Renaud Duval, Alain Bruyere, Dominique Coupe, Jean Aucagne
  • Patent number: 8052820
    Abstract: A method of making a load bearing member (30) for an elevator system (20) includes placing at least one tension member (32) adjacent one side (60) of a first layer (36) of a polymer material. A second layer (38), comprising a urethane in a disclosed example, is added adjacent to at least the one side (60) of the first layer (36) such that the tension member (32) is between the first layer (36) and the second layer (38). Such a technique allows for eliminating the bridges typically used to support the tension members in molding devices. Eliminating such bridges eliminates the resulting grooves associated with previous arrangements. Providing a grooveless exterior on the jacket (34) of the load bearing member (30) eliminates a significant source of potential vibration and noise in an elevator system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Otis Elevator Company
    Inventors: Hugh O'Donnell, Hubert E. Goeser
  • Patent number: 7998298
    Abstract: The invention is aimed at shortening time and reducing labor in a work of fitting a multiplicity of cords, respectively, into grooves of a grooved press roll and of a grooved comb roll to align the same in a calender apparatus, in which rubber is topped on the multiplicity of cords as aligned, in an aligning work, the multiplicity of cords are first fitted into grooves on an upper surface side of the comb roll to be aligned, the press roll is then displaced to an alignment transfer position from a standby position close to a topping roll to be opposed to the upper surface side of the comb roll to thereby transfer an aligned state of the cords fitted into the grooves of the comb roll to the press roll as it is to fit the respective cords into grooves of the press roll and to displace the press roll to the standby position while maintaining the fitted state, to set the cords in an aligned state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuo Tatara, Tomoyuki Takatsuka, Hirokatsu Mizukusa, Osamu Fujiki
  • Patent number: 7883498
    Abstract: Absorbent articles suitable for use as diapers or other hygiene products are provided. The absorbent articles have one or more closure system features including dual elasticity, rear closure, and the use of co-adhesives for the fasteners. Products according to the invention may provide any of several benefits, including a high level of comfort in use, resistance to tampering by the wearer, and relatively quiet attachment and detachment of the closures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: First Quality Retail Services, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Waksmundzki, Carol Erdman, Frank S. Glaug
  • Patent number: 7824513
    Abstract: Filamentary materials, such as yarn (18), is wound a frame (28), provided by pairs of movable filaments or wires (35, 38), about which the end of the spindle (22) rotates provides the turns (26) of the winding as the article having the winding is moved along a process path. Mechanically or hydraulically actuated pins (34) support the winding frame in a fixed position. The filaments of the frame may be provided by laterally spaced pairs (44, 46) of filaments of weldable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: UltraFab, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Z. Chernyak, Richard T. Arvidson, Alan J. DeMello, Grant E. Wylie
  • Publication number: 20100195233
    Abstract: Disclosed is a luminance-enhanced film, including birefringent island-in-the-sea yarns, whose island portions are grouped, based on two or more spinning cores, present in a sheet. The luminance-enhanced film causes formation of an optical modulation interface between island portions and sea portions, thus maximizing optical modulation efficiency, as compared to conventional birefringent island-in-the-sea yarns. The birefringent island-in-the-sea yarns of the present invention are free of aggregation of island portions in the center thereof, although the number of island portions is 500 or more. As a result, the birefringent island-in-the-sea yarns maximize an optical modulation interface area, and thus considerably improve optical modulation efficiency, as compared to conventional birefringent island-in-the-sea yarns including one spinning core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2010
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Inventors: Yeon Soo Kim, Deog Jae Jo, Jin Soo Kim, Do Hyun Kim, In Young Yang
  • Patent number: 7758712
    Abstract: An elastic composite article and methods of manufacturing the same are disclosed. The elastic composite article includes a pair of coverwebs, a plurality of elastic filaments located between the pair of coverwebs. One or both of the pair of coverwebs is a nonwoven fibrous coverweb with a tear pattern of weakened areas formed therein. The tear patterns are formed before the coverwebs are attached to each other to form the elastic composite article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Robert J. Maki, David P. Swanson
  • Patent number: 7744712
    Abstract: A method of making an elastic composite is provided. The method entails conveying a first web of material along a web plane path. The method also entails applying a first section of a first elastic strand onto the first web and generally transversely to the web plane path and applying a second section of a second elastic strand onto the first web and generally transversely to the web plane path. These applying steps are repeated while performing the conveying step, thereby arranging a plurality of first and second elastic elements on the first web, in generally parallel relation to one another. The resultant composite is suitable for incorporation into a disposable absorbent garment, textile or fabric structure, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: DSG Technology Holdings, Ltd
    Inventors: Kuo-Shu Edward Chang, Anne Smid, Patrick King Yu Tsang, Andrew C. Wright, William S. Sayers
  • Patent number: 7745685
    Abstract: A technique for incorporating odor control agent particles into an absorbent article is provided. More specifically, the odor control particles are “homogenously” distributed (e.g., in a substantially uniform manner) within an airformed fiber matrix of an absorbent core of an absorbent article. An absorbent core containing such a homogeneously distributed odor control particles may possess a greater surface area for contacting malodorous compounds, thereby increasing the likelihood of odor reduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: David Arthur Fell, Megan Lan, William Anthony Georger, Kelly Davis Arehart, Bao Trong Do, Stephanie Michelle Martin
  • Patent number: 7740727
    Abstract: A method is provided for making an elastic composite for incorporation into a disposable absorbent garment. An elastic element applicator is provided that is configured to move a section of a continuous strand of elastic element generally about a plane. A first web of material is conveyed in a first web moving direction such that the first web intersects the plane. Then, the applicator is operated to move the elastic element about the plane, thereby applying the section of elastic element onto the first web along a direction generally transverse to the web moving direction and such that the first web draws the continuous elastic strand from the elastic element applicator as the first web is conveyed away from the plane. The elastic element applicator may be in the form of a spin cylinder or bracket that is operated to spin the elastic element about the moving first web, thereby applying the elastic element on the first web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: DSG Technology Holdings, Ltd
    Inventors: Kuo-Shu Edward Chang, Anne Smid, Patrick King Yu Tsang, Andrew C. Wright
  • Patent number: 7722743
    Abstract: The invention is a method for manufacturing a felt belt having a support which is embedded in a fiber matrix and is made up of at least two yarn layers arranged one above another, at least one is a longitudinal yarn layer made up of longitudinal yarns extending in parallel fashion, and at least one is a transverse yarn layer made up of transverse yarns extending in parallel fashion, transverse yarns being present that are continuous over the width of the felt belt. For each longitudinal yarn layer, a first support module is manufactured, by means of a first auxiliary support web, at a width that is less than the width of the completed felt belt, the first auxiliary support web being wound in helical fashion, before, during, or after the application of yarns, to a width that corresponds to the width necessary for manufacture of the completed felt belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Heimbach GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Walter Best, Christian Molls, Dieter Telgmann
  • Publication number: 20100078120
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of an absorbent article according to the present invention includes the steps of: splitting an elastic member bundle having line-splitting strength within the predetermined range into multiple first elastic members by feeding the elastic member bundle in an MD via a line splitter, the line-splitting strength measured by a predetermined measuring method, applying an adhesive at least on a predetermined curved line on a web continuously conveyed; and placing the multiple elastic members thus split on the web while swinging the elastic members in a CD. The elastic member bundle is formed by splitting a single original elastic member with a slit into the multiple elastic members, and bundling and pressurizing the multiple elastic members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Applicant: UNI-CHARM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshifumi Otsubo
  • Publication number: 20100024963
    Abstract: A stack of 50 layers of a first pitch-base carbon fiber sheet is formed, two sets of stack each having two second pitch-base carbon fiber sheets stacked therein are fabricated. At this time, the second carbon fiber sheets have a thermal expansion coefficient larger than that of the first carbon fiber sheet. Next, the stack of the first carbon fiber sheet is then held between two sets of stack of the second carbon fiber sheets. The stack of the first and second carbon fiber sheets are then impregnated with an epoxy-base resin composition and the resin is solidified. As a result a prepreg composed of the first and second carbon fiber sheets and the resin component composed of the epoxy-base resin composition is obtained. Thereafter, interconnections and the like are then formed on the prepreg, to thereby complete a multilevel interconnection board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Keishiro OKAMOTO, Mamoru KURASHINA, Tomoyuki ABE
  • Publication number: 20100022151
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for producing a web of an elastic non-woven composite material including the following steps: Feeding and delivering a first non-woven layer in a longitudinal direction; feeding and delivering a plurality of elastic filaments; connecting the plurality of elastic filaments to a first side of the non-woven layer to form a composite material; at least in some regions overstretching of the first non-woven layer in the longitudinal direction by feeding the composite material through the gap of a pair of profiled, intermeshing stretching rollers, by which the composite material is stretched in the longitudinal direction, wherein the elastic filaments are arranged in the non-woven composite material such that they are substantially oriented in the longitudinal direction, so that they have at most about 10 intersecting points with each other per cm2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Applicant: Paul Hartmann Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Krzysztof D. Malowaniec
  • Patent number: 7618508
    Abstract: A laminate consisting of at least three layers, one layer of the laminate being formed by at least one nonwoven web made from continuous filaments. This is a nonwoven web thermally hardened by means of the effect of a hot fluid. A further layer of the laminate is disposed both on the upper side and on the lower side of the nonwoven web and connected securely to the nonwoven web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Reifenhaeuser GmbH & Co. KG Maschinenfabrik
    Inventors: Sebastian Sommer, Detlef Frey, Jens Guedden
  • Publication number: 20080145146
    Abstract: The present invention relates to retroreflective elements and retroreflective articles such as pavement markings comprising retroreflective elements, methods of making retroreflective elements, and laminates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2008
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventors: Rebecca A. Shipman, Graig S. Chamberlain, James D. Heininger, Thomas P. Hedblom, Douglas E. Weiss, Gerald S. Deeb
  • Patent number: 7361246
    Abstract: A method is provided for making an elastic composite for incorporation into a disposable absorbent garment. An elastic element applicator is provided that is configured to move a section of a continuous strand of elastic element generally about a plane. A first web of material is conveyed in a first web moving direction such that the first web intersects the plane. Then, the applicator is operated to move the elastic element about the plane, thereby applying the section of elastic element onto the first web along a direction generally transverse to the web moving direction and such that the first web draws the continuous elastic strand from the elastic element applicator as the first web is conveyed away from the plane. The elastic element applicator may be in the form of a spin cylinder or bracket that is operated to spin the elastic element about the moving first web, thereby applying the elastic element on the first web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: DSG Technology Holdings Ltd.
    Inventors: Kuo-Shu Edward Chang, Anne Smid, Patrick King Yu Tsang, Andrew C. Wright
  • Patent number: 7255759
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for the production of nonwovens. The nonwovens including a spunbonding apparatus for forming a first web of nonwoven material on a first belt, and a meltblowing apparatus for forming a second web of nonwoven material on a second belt. The second belt moves in a direction opposite the first belt and after formation, the second web is deposited on said first web to form a composite spunbond and meltblown web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventors: Pascal Debyser, Jean-Louis Monnerie
  • Patent number: 7195685
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to nonwoven materials, and specifically, to a nonwoven fabric comprised of at least three continuous filament precursor webs, each precursor web being of a thermoplastic polymer dissimilar from the other precursor webs, wherein the resulting durable nonwoven laminate fabric exhibits improved tactile and ductile qualities, as well as improved tensile strength, the nonwoven fabric being eminently suitable for application in improving the comfort and use of hygiene, medical and industrial products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Assignee: Polymer Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Errette Bevins, III, Nick Carter, Sergio Diaz de Leon