With Additional Assembly (other Than Winding) Patents (Class 156/191)
  • Patent number: 10517772
    Abstract: The current invention concerns an improved method for intermittently providing strips of a continuous first web material onto a continuous second web material, in particular a method for manufacturing tampon blanks, in a continuous process, thus avoiding the disadvantages of stop-and-go methods. Furthermore, an apparatus or system is provided for executing said methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Ontex BVBA
    Inventors: Thomas Heege, Rudolf Heege
  • Patent number: 10512345
    Abstract: A method of making a double-wall cup having an inner cup defining an inner wall and an outer wrapper defining an outer wall, the method comprising applying an adhesive on the inner wall, holding a portion of the wrapper, at a location between opposing ends of the wrapper, in contact with the adhesive while in spaced relationship with the inner wall to define a spaced condition, and wrapping the wrapper about the inner wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Dart Container Corporation
    Inventors: Dean Garza, Rick Hills, Daniel Wendt
  • Patent number: 10401133
    Abstract: A bowfishing nock adapter providing a robust stop supporting element configured to support a bowfishing line stop and to support a nock is disclosed. The bowfishing nock adapter may be formed from an elongated adapter body configured to be attached to a distal end of an arrow at a proximal end of the elongated adapter body. The elongated adapter body may include an arrow retention system that, once crimped, prevents the bowfishing nock adapter from being removed from an arrow. The bowfishing nock adapter includes a stop supporting element configured to support a bowfishing line stop such that the bowfishing line stop is removable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventor: Kevin M. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10377517
    Abstract: An assembly system for wrapping an outer wrapper to an inner sleeve to form an outer wall of a double-wall container can include a moveable suction arm. The moveable suction arm can be configured to couple to a suction source and can have a portion defining a suction surface. A plurality of suction openings can be provided within the suction surface and fluidly coupled to the suction source. A sealing edge can circumscribe at least a portion of the suction surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Dart Container Corporation
    Inventors: Dean Aaron Garza, Richard Arnold Hills, Daniel George Wendt
  • Patent number: 10232569
    Abstract: A device 100 for molding a fiber-reinforced plastic structure is a device for manufacturing a fiber-reinforced plastic structure 200 integrating a stringer 2, which is a fiber-reinforced plastic member having a longer dimension in a longitudinal direction D than in a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction D, with a skin 1, which is a fiber-reinforced plastic member. The skin 1 is provided with a positioning plate 3, which is disposed along the skin 1 and engages with a bottom surface 201 of an end part 21 of a mandrel 20 for molding the stringer 2. The positioning plate 3 positions the stringer 2 relative to the skin 1, at least in the direction intersecting the longitudinal direction D.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiro Murai, Hiroshi Tokutomi
  • Patent number: 10149508
    Abstract: The disclosure provides conspicuity devices and methods. A first embodiment includes a glove with at least one elongate lighting device adapted and configured to admit light having an advantageous spectral energy distribution. Additional articles of clothing are provided herein for enhanced conspicuity, such as for emergency workers and athletes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: CSC Group LLC
    Inventor: Joseph A. Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 10131105
    Abstract: Method of manufacturing a tire tread having a plurality of raised elements, each having a contact face intended to come into contact with a ground when the tire is rolling and lateral faces connected to this contact face. The method of manufacture comprises: preparing a green form of the tire; laying a cover layer over all or part of an external surface of the green tire; laying the green tire in a mold; with the mold comprising a blade, using this blade to mold a lateral face of a raised element; vulcanizing the green tire to obtain the tire cutting the cover layer using cutting means belonging to the mold; during the molding of the lateral face driving with the blade a cut part of the cover layer into the green tire so that the lateral face of the raised element is partially or fully covered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignees: Compagnie Generale Des Etablissements Michelin, Michelin Recherche Et Technique S.A.
    Inventors: Marc Duvernier, Vincent Abad, Frederic Perrin, Emmanuel Custodero
  • Patent number: 10111784
    Abstract: A joining/cutting unit (60) includes a drum (61) having a peripheral surface (61a) on which a sheet (W) is to be placed, joining mechanisms (601 to 603), a cutting mechanism (604) arranged downstream of the joining mechanism (603) in a rotating direction of the drum (61), claw members (607) vertically movably mounted on the peripheral surface (61a) of the drum (61) and a vertically moving cam mechanism (630) configured to vertically move the claw members (607). The vertically moving cam mechanism (630) includes a cam disc (635) having an eccentric cam groove (634) and cam followers (633) configured to be engaged with the eccentric cam groove (634) so that the claw members (607) vertically move according to the rotation of the drum (61). Further, the joining/cutting unit (60) further includes a phase adjusting mechanism (631) provided on the cam disc (635) and capable of adjusting a phase of the eccentric cam groove (634).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Zuiko Corporation
    Inventor: Takao Wada
  • Patent number: 10105940
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for divergent laminates. A method comprises providing a layup tool having a first upper face and a second upper face that rise to intersect each other at a ridge line, the layup tool further having a protrusion on top of a portion of the ridge line, and laying up a laminate onto the upper faces and the protrusion. The method also comprises placing a cure tool on top of the layup tool, the cure tool having a lower face that is dimensioned to mate with the upper faces along a portion of the ridge line that is not covered by the protrusion, thereby leaving a divergent flange of the laminate on top of the protrusion exposed, and sweeping the divergent flange of the laminate upward from the layup tool onto a vertical side the cure tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Michael Robert Chapman, Lisa Christina Carlson
  • Patent number: 9682291
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to composite articles, and in particular a composite face plate for a golf club-head, and methods for making the same. In certain embodiments, a composite face plate for a club-head is formed with a cross-sectional profile having a varying thickness. The face plate comprises a lay-up of multiple, composite prepreg plies. At least a portion of the plies comprise a plurality of elongated prepreg strips arranged in a predetermined criss-cross pattern in the lay-up. The prepreg strips create one or more areas of increased thickness where the strips overlap each other, thereby creating a desired profile for the plate. Metallic or polymer covers or cover layers can be used to define a striking surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: TAYLOR MADE GOLF COMPANY, INC.
    Inventor: Bing-Ling Chao
  • Patent number: 9662831
    Abstract: A band pressing device in an edge banding machine including a glue applying roller includes first and second resilient members. The first resilient member has a first resilient section spaced apart from the glue applying roller at a first distance. The first resilient section generates a first biasing force pressing an edge band against the glue applying roller when the edge band has a thickness larger than the first distance. The second resilient member has a second resilient section spaced apart from the first resilient section at a second distance. The second resilient section generates a second biasing force pressing the first resilient section against the edge band when the first resilient section is deformed to deform the second resilient section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Inventor: Chin-Chi Lin
  • Patent number: 9631909
    Abstract: A cylindrical carbon fiber arrow shaft formed with an increased external diameter of 0.380 inches. This arrow shaft is formed with an axial bore which has a first internal diameter throughout a substantial portion of the shaft length, and a second, smaller, internal diameter throughout the fletching end of the arrow. The second internal diameter corresponds to the internal diameter of standard arrows having external diameters of 0.295 inches. Using this standard internal diameter at the fletching-end of the arrow, standard nooks may be used without the need for any spacer or insert, thereby decreasing fletching-end weight significantly and providing for the proper and more desired location of the center of gravity forward on the arrow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Aldila Golf Corp.
    Inventors: Tod Boretto, Martin Connolly
  • Patent number: 9242767
    Abstract: A preferably air-tight and liquid-tight collapsible container comprises a container body (5) formed of a sheet material, said sheet material having two thermoplastic surfaces (2, 3), said sheet material comprising a preferably fluid-tight carrier foil (1) provided at least on and preferably on both sides (2, 3), with a thermoplastic semi-rigid or rigid layer material, preferably a polyester based material said sheet material being folded to a container-like body and sealed in the overlapping edge regions (6, 7) to form a container-like body, said container-like body being coated with a sheathing (9) of elastomeric thermoplastic material of the same kind or type as the foil material to form a container body (5), said container body (5) being provided at one open end (5a) with a container head formed from thermoplastic material of the same kind or type as the foil material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: HOFFMANN NEOPAC AG
    Inventors: Gallus Egli, Martin Maurer, Simon Stampfli, Roland Graf, Philippe Kern
  • Patent number: 9187921
    Abstract: An elevated tank broadly comprises an outer wall, a tank ceiling, a tank floor, an internal support structure, and a fluid infrastructure. The outer wall is formed of a number of panels connected together in layers. The tank floor is elevated above the ground and is enclosed within the outer wall. An upper portion of the outer wall, the ceiling, and the tank floor cooperatively form a tank chamber for holding a fluid or other substance. A lower portion of the outer wall forms a lower chamber underneath the tank floor. The elevated tank is constructed by connecting a layer of panels together and jacking or lifting them up, then bolting another layer of panels together underneath the previously connected layer of panels, and continuing building the elevated tank from the top down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Tank Connection, L.L.C.
    Inventor: William E. Neighbors
  • Publication number: 20150129332
    Abstract: A battery pack comprises a battery staked member stacking a plurality of flat secondary batteries, end plates being disposed at both ends of the battery staked member, and binding bars being coupled to the end plates in a pressed state that the flat secondary batteries of the battery staked member are compressed and fixed in a predetermined binding pressure. The flat secondary batteries constituting the battery staked member comprise an electrode assembly of a spiral form in which a positive electrode plate and a negative electrode plate interposing a separator therebetween are wound, and an outer case airtightly storing the spiral electrode assembly and an electrolyte. The spiral electrode assemblies of the flat secondary batteries are pressed and made into a flat shape by a higher pressing pressure than the predetermined binding pressure in which the flat secondary batteries are bound by the binding bars.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Takashi Seto, Eiji Okutani, Kazuhiro Fujii
  • Patent number: 9017511
    Abstract: The invention relates to an aircraft protection device for protecting potentially exposed aircraft structures from direct impacts and a method of protecting an exposed edge of an aircraft component. The method includes the steps of winding filament around a foam core to create an impact protection device. A portion of the filament winding and foam core is removed from the impact protection device to create a receiving section whereby the receiving section is configured to correspond to and receive the exposed edge of the aircraft component. The impact protection device is secured to the exposed edge of the aircraft component such that the exposed edge is received in the receiving portion of the impact protection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Operations Limited
    Inventors: Martyn Cantrell, Nicholas Vitale
  • Patent number: 9011623
    Abstract: A composite enclosure for housing electronic devices, and methods related thereto, are provided. In particular, in some embodiments, a method of manufacturing a composite enclosure for housing electronic devices includes winding composite material about a mandrel and curing the composite material to create a composite hoop. A panel is formed in a separate process that includes stacking a plurality of composite layers in a mold and curing the composite layers to create a composite panel. The composite hoop and the composite panel are bonded together to form the composite enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin M. Kenney, Peter N. Russell-Clarke
  • Patent number: 8978347
    Abstract: A container handling machine and method of handling containers, in which an attachment arrangement is used to attach an elongated strip, such as a banderole, a security strip, a label strip, or a tax strip, to the removable top of a closed container. Either or both of the container holder and the attachment arrangement which attaches the strips can be rotated in order to place the strip in a particular orientation with respect to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventors: Claas Fritsche, Lutz Deckert
  • Publication number: 20150068670
    Abstract: A filter member used in an oxygenator is constructed to provide improved contact with a hollow fiber membrane bundle and to capture bubbles contained in blood. The filter member possesses elasticity at least in the circumferential direction to allow the inner circumference of the filter member to be increased from a natural non-expanded state prior to placement on the hollow fiber membrane bundle to an expanded state in which the inner circumference of the filter member is increased when placed on the hollow fiber membrane bundle. The filter member is constructed to satisfy the condition 0.5?L2/L1<1, wherein L1 represents the outer circumference of the hollow fiber membrane bundle and L2 represents the inner circumference of the filter member in the natural non-expanded state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Mizoguchi, Eiji Kato
  • Patent number: 8961721
    Abstract: A core intended to be used as a support for a roll of paper, especially toilet paper, is formed by winding at least one strip made of tissue, the strip being impregnated, at least locally, with starch so as to improve its stiffness. Thus configured, a core is provided having both a mechanical strength suitable for the envisaged use and a greatly improved ability to disintegrate relative to a cardboard core so as to allow it to be able to be disposed of directly in a toilet bowl without risk of blocking the soil pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: SCA Tissue France
    Inventors: Herve Walgenwitz, Julien Marietta-Tondin, Pierre Probst, Benoit Hoeft
  • Patent number: 8956489
    Abstract: A process for producing a shell-shaped hollow body composed of fiber-reinforced plastic in which, in a first step, a continuous hollow body made of fiber-reinforced plastic is produced. In a second step, the continuous hollow body is separated into a plurality of shell-shaped hollow bodies. Such a shell-shaped hollow body is applicable in vehicle construction, for example, as chassis or bodywork.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: MAGNA STEYR Fahrzeugtechnik AG & Co KG
    Inventors: Julia Rovan, Manuel Erlacher
  • Patent number: 8939187
    Abstract: A machine uses a method for producing a cup from an outer shell and inner cup. For this purpose, the machine includes first holding devices that are arranged on a first rotatably housed star- or wheel-like holding device carrier, and second holding devices arranged on a second rotatably housed star- or wheel-like holding device carrier. Further, a first working station arranged at least in the region of the first holding devices for carrying out first working steps and at least one second working station arranged in the region of the second holding devices for carrying out second working steps are provided. Finally, the machine includes a transfer station for transferring a finished outer shell from a first holding device to a second holding device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignees: Rundpack AG, Michael Hörauf MaschinenfabrikGmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Steffen Riethmueller, Uwe Messerschmid
  • Patent number: 8931536
    Abstract: Described herein are devices for applying conductive gels to electrodes and the gel-laminated electrodes produced thereby. The devices permit the reuse of the electrodes by easily applying fresh gels to them for each subsequent use. In a first example embodiment, all of the components of the laminating device are provided in a single housing. In a second example embodiment, the gel applying and drive components are housed within the device, and a replaceable cartridge houses the gels and the gel delivery components. Also described herein are dispensers for storing and dispensing conductive gels that can be readily applied to and removed from an electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Ropheka Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas D. Evans, John Mann, Todd Evans, Terrence A. Precht, Eric M. Krug, Fred William Kreiner, Helmuth Otto Kroog
  • Patent number: 8900392
    Abstract: A method is disclosed of directing bias tows of a fabric to be wrapped around a form to create a fabric preform. The fabric includes at least a first set of bias tows that are generally parallel with one another and a second set of bias tows that are generally parallel with one another but that are not parallel with the first set of bias tows. An edge strip is attached to ends of the first set of bias tows at a first lateral edge of the fabric relative to a feed direction of the fabric onto the form. The edge strip is moved to direct the first set of bias tows. The fabric is wrapped around the form by rotating the fabric and form relative to one another about the central axis of the form to create the fabric preform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: GKN Aerospace Services Structures, Corp.
    Inventor: Steven Robert Hayse
  • Publication number: 20140342123
    Abstract: This disclosure features use of a paper or polymer film that includes a slip agent that can transfer to its surfaces. Once the paper or film is pressed against a glass sheet, this will leave a thin surface roughness of slip agent that can prevent or reduce glass surface scratches from other surfaces or particles during shipping or finishing (e.g., cutting to size, conveyance of glass), thereby improving the yield of glass shipments between glass forming plants and customers. The thin discontinuous layer of slip agent remaining on the glass surface can be washed off easily in subsequent washing processes. The paper or film can have the slip agent imbibed within the paper or coated on it as a surface member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Yao-Sheng Chen, Timothy Michael Gross, David Alan Tammaro, Liming Wang
  • Patent number: 8882950
    Abstract: A prepreg winding method includes the steps of preparing a plate, a mandrel movable toward and away from the plate, and a press roll movable toward and away from the mandrel and having an axis parallel to the mandrel; mounting a prepreg on the plate, the prepreg being formed by impregnating reinforced fibers with a thermosetting resin sheet; winding a leading end of the prepreg mounted on the plate around the mandrel, and making a pressing force act on the plate and the mandrel therebetween with the prepreg sandwiched between the plate and the mandrel and making a pressing force act on the mandrel and the press roll therebetween with the prepreg sandwiched between the mandrel and the press roll; and winding the prepreg around the mandrel by rotating the mandrel and the press roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Fujikura Rubber Ltd.
    Inventors: Takato Nakamura, Norio Matsumoto, Naoki Kimoto
  • Publication number: 20140326391
    Abstract: This invention provides a cost-effective technique for mass-production of a cell culture vessel that allows mass cell culture to be performed in a manner that allows cells to be stably detached from the culture vessel. Specifically, the invention provides a method for producing a cell culture vessel suitable for large-capacity culture comprising cutting a long-sized cell support film to obtain a sheet-like cell support film, fixing the film to a first member, which is not closed, and bonding other members thereto. Thus, a cell culture vessel comprising a container section in which a cell support film is fixed to an inner wall surface can be produced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masatoshi Kuroda, Katsunori Tsuchiya, Masahiko Hase, Taro Nagai, Yumiko Narita, Kazumasa Yamaki
  • Publication number: 20140318692
    Abstract: A flywheel includes a wheel having a composite rim structure with multiple radial layers of steel material. Epoxy type adhesive can bond the multiple layers of stainless steel together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Frederick E. Morgan, Christopher V. Barone, Jeffrey Strohecker
  • Publication number: 20140290834
    Abstract: A process for producing a patterned deformable polymer film for use in a deformable polymer device is disclosed. The process includes positioning an intermediary layer between a deformable film and a process tooling and printing at least one electrode on the deformable film by depositing an ink to form the at least one electrode on a first surface of the deformable film, wherein the intermediary layer permits release of the deformable film from the process tooling subsequent to the printing process. Films produced by the inventive processes may find use in electroactive polymer devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH
    Inventors: Francois Egron, Pat Liptawat, Junfeng Mei, Hooman Mousavi Nazari, Xina Quan, Marcus A. Rosenthal, William D. Sutherland, Chris A. Weaber, Luther L. White, III
  • Patent number: 8822087
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a metal-air battery which can inhibit decrease of discharge capacity and increase of battery's internal resistance caused by the repeated charge and discharge. The metal-air battery comprises: a cathode; an electrolyte layer; and an anode, wherein the cathode, the electrolyte layer, and the anode are laminated in the order mentioned; the cathode comprises a plurality of cathode material layers arranged at intervals; and the direction for laminating the cathode, the electrolyte layer, and the anode intersect with the array direction of the plurality of cathode material layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yukinari Kotani, Fuminori Mizuno
  • Publication number: 20140230997
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a method for manufacturing a fibrous core comprises: providing a strip comprising at least one liner, and at least one fluted layer, wherein the strip has a leading edge, a trailing edge, a first strip face, a second strip face, and a strip axis substantially parallel to at least one of the leading edge and the trailing edge; feeding the strip to a mandrel having a central longitudinal axis extending in a longitudinal direction; winding the strip onto the mandrel such that the leading edge of the strip overlaps the trailing edge of the strip to form a fibrous core comprising an inner surface, an outer surface, and a longitudinal core axis; and adhering the leading edge to the trailing edge of the strip to from an overlap portion having an overlap width.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
    Inventors: Stephen Scott D'SOUZA, Robert Luther HEFT, JR., Andre MELLIN
  • Patent number: 8753465
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a composite material part such as a link. The method comprises the successive operations of applying reinforcing fiber layers (14a, 14b, 14c) that are braided around a mandrel over all or part of the length of the mandrel, the layers being superposed one on another. The method includes a step of cutting an intermediate reinforcing fiber layer (14a, 14b, 14c) after it has been applied, a step of withdrawing a cut portion prior to applying the following braided layer (14b, 14c), thereby locally building up an extra thickness of reinforcing layers on each portion of the cut layer that has remained in place, the extra thickness constituting local reinforcement of the part. Resin is subsequently injected into the various braided layers prior to the resin being polymerized in order to prepare a blank. The method applies in particular to the field of aviation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Messier-Bugatti-Dowty
    Inventors: Richard Masson, Mathieu Gouret, Romain Boudier
  • Patent number: 8709187
    Abstract: A method of continuously forming heated conduit includes performing a tape for winding onto a spiral pipeline former. At least one conductor is positioned adjacent to the centerline of and parallel with a thin polymer ribbon. The ribbon is folded in half to encapsulate the conductors. The folded ribbon is thermally welded to itself. The folded, welded, ribbon is passed through a creaser, which forms a crease midway across the folded ribbon. The creased pre-formed ribbon is formed into a conduit in a continuous process on a spiral pipeline former.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Daniel John Smith, Nathan Lee Gray, Luke Jeremy Gallagher, Kieran James Hatcher, Kristopher Poh Ming Laurent
  • Patent number: 8652283
    Abstract: To close the tail end (L) of the web material forming the log (R) there is provided mechanical ply-bonding between the tail end and a portion of the last turn of web material, preferably a portion forming a fold (F) projecting from the log.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Fabio Perini S.p.A.
    Inventors: Mauro Gelli, Romano Maddaleni, Graziano Mazzaccherini
  • Publication number: 20140041793
    Abstract: In one example, an attachment method includes positioning first and second inanimate elements proximate each other, and then wrapping a fabric about portions of the first and second inanimate elements so as to at least partly connect the first and second inanimate elements to each other. The fabric may be impregnated with a casting material. The casting material is then cured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: FIBER FIX INTERNATIONAL, LLC.
    Inventors: Kit J. Morrison, Matthew Hawkes
  • Patent number: 8647458
    Abstract: A method for preparing a stent-graft for intraluminal delivery, including positioning an expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) substrate over a support mandrel, coupling a shape memory member to a polymer cladding to form a polymer clad member, winding the polymer clad member in an overlapping helical manner onto a surface of the ePTFE substrate, joining and sealing adjacent overlapping regions of the polymer clad member together and to the surface of the ePTFE substrate to form a stent-graft, manipulating the stent-graft from a larger first diameter to a smaller second diameter, and loading the stent-graft into a restraining sheath at the smaller second diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher E. Banas, Tarun J. Edwin, Brendan McCrea, Rajagopal R. Kowligi
  • Publication number: 20140030469
    Abstract: The invention relates a structural material suitable for constructing load bearing structures such as truck mountable dumper or tipper bodies, tanks, ship hulls, containers and the like, comprising a first layer of fibre reinforced thermoplastic or thermoset material; a space frame structure of fibre reinforced thermoplastic or thermoset material; a second layer of fibre reinforced thermoplastic or thermoset material; wherein the space frame structure is arranged in between and affixed to the first and the second layer. The invention further relates to a method of manufacturing a structural material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventors: Marten Luinstra, Peter Verschut
  • Publication number: 20140020911
    Abstract: A slip and cone assembly for a downhole tool that includes a composite slip having a one-piece configuration and having at least two grooves disposed therein; and a cone having a first end configured for engagement with the composite slip, wherein the composite slip and the cone are configured for application of a load therebetween that results in a fracture in material between the at least two grooves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: General Plastics & Composites, LP
    Inventor: Edgar Martinez
  • Patent number: 8603276
    Abstract: The invention relates to a machine (1) and a method for producing a cup (100) from an outer shell (101) and inner cup (102). For this purpose, the machine (1) comprises a plurality of first holding devices (2) that are arranged on a first rotatably housed star- or wheel-like holding device carrier (3), and a plurality of second holding devices (4), arranged on a second rotatably housed star- or wheel-like holding device carrier (5). Further, a first working station arranged at least in the region of the first holding devices (2) for carrying out working steps (A1 . . . A4) and at least one second working station arranged in the region of the second holding devices (4) for carrying out working steps (B1 . . . B5) are provided. Finally, the machine (1) comprises a transfer station (6) for transferring (A4, B1) a finished outer shell (101) from a first holding device (2) to a second holding device (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Rundpack AG
    Inventor: Steffen Riethmueller
  • Patent number: 8585846
    Abstract: To close the tail end (L) of the web material forming the log (R) there is provided mechanical ply-bonding between the tail end and a portion of the last turn of web material, preferably a portion forming a fold (F) projecting from the log.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Fabio Perini S.p.A.
    Inventors: Mauro Gelli, Romano Maddaleni, Graziano Mazzaccherini
  • Publication number: 20130299070
    Abstract: The present invention provide a process for producing a polarizing laminate film comprising a base film, a primer layer and a polarizer layer in order, which comprises the following steps, in order, a primer layer formation step of forming a primer layer by applying a primer solution to one surface of a base film, a polyvinyl alcohol resin layer formation step of forming a polyvinyl alcohol resin layer on the primer layer to obtain a laminate film comprising, in order, the base film, the primer layer and a polyvinyl alcohol resin layer, a stretching step of stretching the laminate film, and a dyeing step of dyeing the polyvinyl alcohol resin layer of the laminate film with a dichroic dye to obtain a polarizer layer, wherein a content of an epoxy type cross-linker in the primer solution is less than 0.1% by weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Shinichi Kawamura
  • Publication number: 20130276963
    Abstract: A bat is created using efficient and automated techniques to apply layers of composite materials onto a mandrel. The system includes a plurality of rotating wrapping mechanisms binding stages. Each wrapping mechanism rotates along a central axis while a mandrel is driven through the axis. The rotational motion allows each wrapping mechanism to wrap one or more material strips along the outer surface of the mandrel. Between each wrapping layer, a binding material such as fusible thread may be applied to fuse wrapping layers together. The wrapping may be performed for the bat barrel and bat handle. Each mandrel may form two bats, and multiple mandrels can be connected together to maximize wrapping efficiency. The wrapped mandrels are separated into bat units, a resin transfer molding is performed, and the bats are completed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventor: George Burger
  • Patent number: 8563863
    Abstract: A smooth-bore plastic tubing with an outer helical support bead is resistant to collapse and incorporates plural conductors disposed outside of the tubing bore and insulated both from ambient and from one another. The conductors may have a desired relatively high thermal conductivity to tidal air flow within the tubing, while also having a comparatively high thermal resistance to ambient. The conductors may be electrical conductors, or may include fiber optic conductors as well in the same tubing structure. A method for making the tubing includes extruding a molten thermoplastic ribbon with an elevated plateau portion defining at least one conductor-receiving groove. The plastic ribbon is wrapped to form a tube and at least one conductor is embedded in the groove of the plateau portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Inventor: Eric Carlson
  • Patent number: 8563864
    Abstract: A smooth-bore plastic tubing with an outer helical support bead is resistant to collapse and incorporates plural conductors disposed outside of the tubing bore and insulated both from ambient and from one another. The conductors may have a desired relatively high thermal conductivity to tidal air flow within the tubing, while also having a comparatively high thermal resistance to ambient. The conductors may be electrical conductors, or may include fiber optic conductors as well in the same tubing structure. A method for making the tubing includes extruding a molten thermoplastic ribbon. The plastic ribbon is wrapped to form a tubular body, and a grooved plateau portion is wrapped upon the tubular body. At least one conductor is embedded in the groove of the plateau portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Inventor: Eric Carlson
  • Patent number: 8551274
    Abstract: A permeable material compacting method includes, feeding permeable material between at least one set of rollers, decreasing a thickness of the permeable material, and wrapping the permeable material around a mandrel in a helical fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventor: Randall V. Guest
  • Patent number: 8551273
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for forming fluoroplastic articles including inner and outer fluoroplastic layers and a metal meshwork, the metal meshwork being arranged between the inner and outer fluoroplastic layers, characterized by the meshwork being stretchable and compressible in an axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventors: Wei Zhao, Guolong Chen, Yonggao Zhao
  • Publication number: 20130224410
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a new manufacturing process for a FRP honeycomb structure where the honeycomb core assembly is arranged parallel to the surface. The honeycomb core is made from FRP prepreg with double structural walls and is manufactured by stiffening using heat and pressure. In a honeycomb core assembly set tank, a plurality of internal tanks are gathered in honeycomb core assembly. An internal tank FRP wall maintains the pressure of the internal tank, while an external FRP wall, heat foamed plastic resin and rigid FRP hull of set tank endure the external shock loading. A honeycomb core structure of six-corner cell can be infinitely arranged, and its structural position is unique. A set tank in which a plurality of internal tanks are gathered into a honeycomb core assembly can be arranged in infinite combinations, such that the total capacity can be extremely large.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventor: Tsukasa NOZAWA
  • Publication number: 20130217522
    Abstract: Equipment is temporarily supported above the ground by a self-supporting, readily erectable and transportable mast. The mast comprises a pneumatically inflatable elongate tube having a first end to which the equipment is coupled and a second end coupled to a ground support tripod. The mast is provided with bracing structure adapted to brace the tube when inflated and including respective flexible members extending from each tripod leg to the first end of the tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventor: Indian Industries, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8511361
    Abstract: A permeable material compacting method includes, feeding permeable material between at least one set of rollers, decreasing a thickness of the permeable material, and wrapping the permeable material around a mandrel in a helical fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventor: Randall V. Guest
  • Patent number: 8465612
    Abstract: In this manufacturing method, a tubular body 18 having a rib 16 provided therein is obtained. The manufacturing method includes the steps of: preparing a mandrel 2 divided into two or more divided bodies d1 along a longitudinal direction of the mandrel 2; winding a prepreg r1 for a rib around at least one of the divided bodies d1; combining all the divided bodies d1 to obtain a first intermediate body 10 after the step of winding the prepreg r1 for the rib; winding a prepreg g1 for the outer peripheral part around an outside of the first intermediate body 10 to obtain a second intermediate body; heating the second intermediate body to obtain a cured laminate; and extracting the mandrel 2 from the cured laminate. Preferably, the mandrel is equally divided in a circumferential direction. Preferably, a winding start end part t2 of the prepreg r1 for the rib and a winding finish end part t1 thereof overlap with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: SRI Sports Limited
    Inventor: Tomio Kumamoto