With Cutting Of Wound Body (excludes Nominal Cutoff) Patents (Class 156/193)
  • Patent number: 10745965
    Abstract: In a method for making roller shades a stack of pleated material is cut so that the length of the stack corresponds to the width of the roller shade being made. Then the edge of the material is attached to a roller so that the plurality of pleats are parallel to the longitudinal axis of the roller. Preferably the stack of pleated material has been made from strips bonded together to form tabs where the edges of adjacent fabric segments are joined together. Preferably the tabs in the panel of pleated material will be along one edge of the stack and the pleats will be along the opposite edge of the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Flexo Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Ren Judkins
  • Patent number: 10443303
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method for manufacturing a continuous sheet for use within a roller shade may generally include positioning a portion of a first sheet web adjacent to a mandrel, positioning a portion of a second sheet web adjacent to the mandrel and winding the first and second sheet webs around the mandrel such that a folded segment of the first sheet web is secured to a base segment of the second sheet web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Hunter Douglas Inc.
    Inventor: Scott R. Cheslock
  • Patent number: 10219955
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for manufacturing multiple different articles are provided. One apparatus embodiment includes a first intravaginal article assembly module; a second intravaginal article assembly module; and an applicator module capable of receiving and handling applicators suitable for both first intravaginal articles from the first intravaginal article assembly module and second intravaginal articles from the second intravaginal article assembly module. The apparatus only operates with one of the first intravaginal article assembly module and the second intravaginal article assembly module at one time. The first intravaginal articles are absorbent articles and the second intravaginal articles are non-absorbent articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Kevin Charles Strong
  • Patent number: 9567175
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method for manufacturing a continuous sheet for use within a roller shade may generally include positioning a portion of a first sheet web adjacent to a mandrel, positioning a portion of a second sheet web adjacent to the mandrel and winding the first and second sheet webs around the mandrel such that a folded segment of the first sheet web is secured to a base segment of the second sheet web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Hunter Douglas, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott R Cheslock
  • Patent number: 9550927
    Abstract: Acrylic block copolymers are described which are inherently tacky. Also described are compositions of the copolymers which exhibit properties enabling their use as pressure sensitive adhesives, without addition of tackifiers and/or subsequent processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Kyle R. Heimbach, Eric L. Bartholomew, Christopher L. Lester, William L. Bottorf
  • 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: 8980035
    Abstract: A method for making a carbon nanotube film structure is related. A rotator having an axis and a rotating surface is provided. A carbon nanotube film drawn from a carbon nanotube array is adhered on the rotating surface of the rotator. The rotator is rotated about the axis to wrap the carbon nanotube film on the rotating surface of the rotator to form a carbon nanotube layer. The carbon nanotube layer is cut along a direction to form the carbon nanotube film structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Beijing FUNATE Innovation Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Liang Liu, Li Qian, Yu-Quan Wang, Chen Feng
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150002792
    Abstract: An optical film roll is disclosed capable of realizing excellent display characteristics while maintaining manufacturing efficiency. The optical film roll has a width corresponding to a pair of opposite sides of a liquid crystal cell and is used by being cut to a length corresponding to another pair of opposite sides of the liquid crystal cell to be continuously attached to a surface of the liquid crystal cell. The optical film roll includes a long optical film wound into a roll shape, the long optical film being obtained by subjecting a long optical raw film, which is produced by laminating a polarizing film having an absorption axis in its width direction, and a reflective polarizing film having a reflection axis in its width direction, to a slitting process in a machine direction while conveying the long optical raw film in its lengthwise direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Hirata, Seiji Kondo, Kazuya Hada
  • Publication number: 20140338821
    Abstract: A masking material and method of forming a masking tape that includes a substrate and an adhesive layer disposed on the substrate. The adhesive layer is preferably thicker than the substrate and formed of a material that has a modulus of elasticity combined with a viscoelastic component that allows the adhesive to conform to discontinuities associated with a surface to which the masking material is applied. Preferably, the adhesive is formed in two rows that are aligned with the lateral edges of the substrate and which prevent seepage of liquid materials between the masking material and the surface to which it is applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: David J. Gruenwald
  • Publication number: 20140322511
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of preparing a tape with a given width, said tape being composed of an assembly of filaments extending in a direction substantially parallel to the length of the tape, and between which a powder of a polymeric material is distributed, each face of said tape being associated with a nonwoven of polymeric fibers, the method comprising: —a step consisting in depositing powder formed from a polymeric material on at least one of the faces of the tape, preferably on both faces; —a step consisting in heating in order to at least partially soften the deposited powder then of tightening the tape in order to adjust its width to the width desired and to cause at least a portion of the powder to penetrate into the thickness of the tape between the filaments, and of cooling the tape to fix its width and provide cohesiveness because of the powder; and —to tapes obtained using said method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: HEXCEL REINFORCEMENTS
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Beraud, Jacques Ducarre, Jean-Benoit Thiel
  • Patent number: 8852376
    Abstract: A method for making a heater is related. A rotator having an axis and a flexible substrate with a plurality of electrodes located on a surface of the flexible substrate are provided. The flexible substrate is fixed on a surface of the rotator and a carbon nanotube film drawn from a carbon nanotube array is adhered on the surface of the flexible substrate. The rotator is rotated about the axis to wrap the carbon nanotube film on the surface of the flexible substrate to form a carbon nanotube layer. The flexible substrate and the carbon nanotube layer are cut along a direction to form the heater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Beijing FUNATE Innovation Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Li Qian, Yu-Quan Wang, Chen Feng, Liang Liu
  • 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: 8808482
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing flexible insulated duct includes wrapping a substantially flexible tubular core with a layer of insulation. A substantially flexible outer layer is wrapped about the layer of insulation such that longitudinal edges of the outer layer circumferentially overlap to define a longitudinally extending seam. The overlapping longitudinal edges of longitudinally extending seam in the outer layer are bonded together, thereby forming the flexible insulated duct. The flexible insulated duct is then cut to a discrete length and installed at a job site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventor: Weigang Qi
  • Publication number: 20140190624
    Abstract: Mechanism for automatically cutting and placement of resin impregnated fibers in a carrier setting to the carriage that moves longitudinally and transversely relative to the axis of the wound part and where is provided more pneumatic cylinders one of which is rotational and other are used for longitudinal movement of the components mounted of the guides, for linear motion and implication and extraction of the fiber hold bed, for opening and closing the knife and the moving of pressure roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: TEKON D.O.O.
    Inventors: Samoil Samak, Blagoja Samkoski, Zlatko Sokoloski, Gari Maneski
  • Patent number: 8771451
    Abstract: Described are methods of making a thermoplastic core paint roller using a composite cover material having a backing made from a compound comprising a polypropylene-based elastomer and calcium carbonate having between 5% and 50% calcium carbonate by weight. One or various compounds of polypropylene and calcium carbonate having between 5% and 66% calcium carbonate by weight may be used to form portions of one or multiple components that make up the paint roller, including, for example, the thermoplastic strips and/or the adhesives. The materials can be assembled in a continuous manufacturing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventor: Chandra Sekar
  • Patent number: 8764928
    Abstract: Described are methods of making a paint roller using preformed strips or core material made from a compound of polypropylene and calcium carbonate having between 5% and 66% calcium carbonate by weight. One or various compounds may be used to form portions of one or multiple components that make up the paint roller, including, for example, the thermoplastic strips, adhesives and/or the backing of a composite cover material. The materials can be assembled in a continuous manufacturing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Sekar Patent Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Chandra Sekar
  • Patent number: 8652380
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a rim for a bicycle wheel includes wrapping plys of fibers in a resin matrix around a mandrel; curing the plys to form the rim; and reducing a size of the mandrel to allow the mandrel to be removed from the rim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Reynolds Cycling LLC
    Inventors: Paul Lew, Richard A. Steinke
  • Publication number: 20130255713
    Abstract: The invention relates to a laminate that has at least two layers, in which at least one layer of the laminate is a water-soluble polymer film containing active substances (=“water-soluble polymer film containing active substances”), the polymer forming the film is a water-soluble polymer, and at least one second layer of the laminate is a nonwoven fabric, knitted fabric, woven fabric or a foam film (=“water retention layer”) consisting of a water-soluble polymer. The water-soluble polymers of the two layers are identical or different. The invention further relates to the production of such a laminate and to the use thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: Iris Schnitzler, Christian Hausen, Tobias Kleudgen, Christina Klein
  • Patent number: 8486211
    Abstract: Described are methods of making a paint roller using a composite cover material made from a compound of polypropylene and calcium carbonate having between 5% and 50% calcium carbonate by weight. One or various compounds may be used to form portions of one or multiple components that make up the paint roller, including, for example, the thermoplastic strips, adhesives and/or the backing of a composite cover material. The materials can be assembled in a continuous manufacturing process. Also described are methods of making a paint roller using an adhesive made from a compound of polypropylene and calcium carbonate having between 5% and 66% calcium carbonate by weight, and methods of making a paint roller using preformed strips or core material made from a compound of polypropylene and calcium carbonate having between 5% and 66% calcium carbonate by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Inventor: Chandra Sekar
  • Publication number: 20130146215
    Abstract: A method for making a carbon nanotube film structure is related. A rotator having an axis and a rotating surface is provided. A carbon nanotube film drawn from a carbon nanotube array is adhered on the rotating surface of the rotator. The rotator is rotated about the axis to wrap the carbon nanotube film on the rotating surface of the rotator to form a carbon nanotube layer. The carbon nanotube layer is cut along a direction to form the carbon nanotube film structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: Beijing FUNATE Innovation Technology Co., LTD.
    Inventors: LIANG LIU, LI QIAN, YU-QUAN WANG, CHEN FENG
  • Publication number: 20130014885
    Abstract: A process for producing a shell-shaped hollow body composed of fibre-reinforced plastic in which, in a first step, a continuous hollow body made of fibre-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: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: MAGNA STEYR FAHRZEUGTECHNIK AG & CO. KG
    Inventor: MAGNA STEYR FAHRZEUGTECHNIK AG & CO.
  • Patent number: 8318280
    Abstract: A compressed and re-expandable soft foam sealing tape, which is provided on one side with a self-adhesive layer covered by a cover film, and rolled up into a roll, is provided. A flexible film strip is inserted between the adhesive surface and the cover film at least along its edge on one side of the sealing tape roll and is adhered to the adhesive surface. The remaining film strip is folded over the sealing tape roll and inserted between the soft foam layer, to which the portion of the film strip has been adhered, and the cover film adhering to the adjacent soft foam layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: ISO-Chemie GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Deiss
  • Patent number: 8313602
    Abstract: Methods for manufacturing a protective helmet for the military and other uses are disclosed. Embodiments of the method include winding ballistic-tolerant tape or fibers to create a preform, placing the preform into a first mold member having an interior that defines a helmet-shaped cavity, and pressing together the first mold member against a second mold member that includes a pressurized bladder member. The method may further include pressurizing the bladder until the first and second mold members are heated and adhesives have melted or cured. The first and second mold members are cooled and the preform is removed from the first and second mold members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: BAE Systems Aerospace & Defense Group Inc.
    Inventors: Brian H. Jones, Michael James McElroy, Valent Horvatich, Jeffrey A. Mears, Lisa Owen
  • Patent number: 8308884
    Abstract: Described are methods of making a paint roller using an adhesive made from a compound of polypropylene and calcium carbonate having between 5% and 66% calcium carbonate by weight. Described are methods of making a paint roller using preformed strips or core material made from a compound of polypropylene and calcium carbonate having between 5% and 66% calcium carbonate by weight. Described are methods of making a paint roller using a composite cover material made from a compound of polypropylene and calcium carbonate having between 5% and 50% calcium carbonate by weight. One or various compounds may be used to form portions of one or multiple components that make up the paint roller, including, for example, the thermoplastic strips, adhesives and/or the backing of a composite cover material. The materials can be assembled in a continuous manufacturing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventor: Chandra Sekar
  • Publication number: 20120227896
    Abstract: A device and a method for cutting through the adhesive bead of panes that have been fixed by bonding is specified, said device having a motor-drivable winding device, a coil for winding-on a separating means for cutting through the adhesive bead, a suction plate for fixing the winding device by means of negative pressure on a pane to be removed, wherein the winding device is mounted so as to be rotatable on the suction plate and wherein at least one guide roller for guiding the separating means is provided, which is preferably placed in a corner region of the pane in order to hold the cutting angle between separating means and adhesive bead extensively ?90° during the removal operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventor: Joachim Clabunde
  • Patent number: 8156986
    Abstract: The invention can efficiently provide a carcass member constituting a carcass layer of a radial tire, particularly, a carcass member a direction of a cord of which constitutes an angle of substantially 90° relative to a tire circumferential direction, and can easily adjust a length in accordance with a size, one piece of a cord (C) is continuously passed through a rubber coating die (14) to coat rubber on the cord, the rubber coated cord (C1) is shaped such that a sectional outer shape thereof constitutes an elliptical shape, the rubber coated cord (C1) is wound around an aligning drum (30) while adjusting a direction of the elliptical shape by way of an aligning guide (20) to bond without producing a gap to form a cylinder-like member (A1), thereafter, the cylinder-like member (A1) is cut in a direction in parallel with the drum axis center to constitute a sheet-like shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeo Kudo, Tetsuo Tatara, Osamu Fujiki
  • Patent number: 8142587
    Abstract: Described are methods of making a paint roller using an adhesive made from a compound of polypropylene and calcium carbonate having between 5% and 66% calcium carbonate by weight. Described are methods of making a paint roller using preformed strips or core material made from a compound of polypropylene and calcium carbonate having between 5% and 66% calcium carbonate by weight. Described are methods of making a paint roller using a composite cover material made from a compound of polypropylene and calcium carbonate having between 5% and 50% calcium carbonate by weight. One or various compounds may be used to form portions of one or multiple components that make up the paint roller, including, for example, the thermoplastic strips, adhesives and/or the backing of a composite cover material. The materials can be assembled in a continuous manufacturing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Inventor: Chandra Sekar
  • Patent number: 8142588
    Abstract: Means and methods for applying a tape layer from a roll to the outer periphery of a spiral wound module. In preferred embodiments the length of the tape coincides with the length of the module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Robert P. McCollam
  • Patent number: 8123883
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of producing large parts based on composite materials, such as the roots of blades for wind generators. The inventive method comprises the following steps consisting in: helically winding a band of fibre- and resin-based composite material around a mould; applying a removable protective sheet to the surface of the body; applying a heat-shrinkable strip to the sheet; compacting the laminate thus formed under a vacuum; curing the resin; aligning the cured body, machining the transverse surface to be applied to the blade and forming axial housings in said surface; and positioning and affixing inserts in the axial housings in order to secure the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Gamesa Innovation & Technology, S.L.
    Inventors: José Ignacio Llorente González, Sergio Velez Oria
  • Publication number: 20120006470
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a rim for a bicycle wheel includes wrapping plys of fibers in a resin matrix around a mandrel; curing the plys to form the rim; and reducing a size of the mandrel to allow the mandrel to be removed from the rim.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicant: REYNOLDS CYCLING, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Lew, Richard A. Steinke
  • Publication number: 20110290365
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for making a pipe section comprising: providing a mat (1) formed of a fibre matrix impregnated with an aerogel, xerogel or cryogel, the mat having a first major face (2) a second major face (3) opposing the first major face (2), a first edge (4) defining a longitudinal direction, a second edge (5) substantially parallel to the first edge, a third edge (6) defining a transverse direction that is substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal direction and a fourth edge (7) substantially parallel to the third edge; applying an adhesive (8) to the first major face; winding the mat around a mandrel (13) to provide a wound mat having an inner surface (11) defining an inner circumference and an outer surface (12) defining an outer circumference and a longitudinal axis which is substantially perpendicular to the planes of the inner and outer circumferences and substantially parallel to the transverse direction of the mat; and slicing the wound mat substantially radially between the o
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2009
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventor: Gorm Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 8043461
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing fiber reinforced cement board includes the steps of preparing a formed sheet from slurry containing cement and reinforcing fiber material, cutting off the formed sheet so that each cut-off formed sheet has the same length equal to the circumference of a making roll, forming a laminated sheet by winding the cut-off formed sheet around the making roll a plurality of times so that every layer of the laminated sheet has a cut-off mark wherein the making roll is equipped with a cutting-off wire accommodated in a lateral groove formed in the periphery of the roll, producing a mat by separating the laminated sheet from the making roll by cutting off the laminated sheet by jumping out the cutting-off wire into the cut-off mark portion so that the cut-off section of the cut-off laminated sheet is inclined to the bottom surface of the laminated sheet, and hardening and curing the produced mat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Nichiha Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Hasegawa, Masayuki Endo
  • Patent number: 8043458
    Abstract: A composite panel and method of manufacture includes a support structure and a tape skin wound about the support structure. A mandrel assembly with extractable longitudinal mandrels facilitates winding of the tape skin onto the support structure. The composite panel is suitable for use in an aircraft floor system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
    Inventors: Alan R. Goodworth, James A. Anthony, William V. Forster
  • Publication number: 20110192588
    Abstract: A heat conducting sheet including a composition, wherein the composition contains plate-form boron nitride particles (A) having an average particle diameter of more than 10 ?m and 60 ?m or less, and an organic polymer compound (B) having a glass transition temperature (Tg) of 50° C. or lower, the plate-form boron nitride particles (A) are contained in the composition in an amount ranging from 45 to 75% by volume thereof, and are oriented to direct the major axis direction thereof along the thickness direction of the sheet. Thus, there is provided an electrically insulating and heat conducting sheet which can keep a high thermal conductivity while the sheet has additional properties such as flexibility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Inventors: Masahiko Suzuki, Tooru Yoshikawa
  • Patent number: 7981235
    Abstract: A cellular structure is formed on a wheel from an elongated tubular structure. At least one longitudinal line of a slow cure adhesive is applied to the exterior surface of the elongated tubular material. Then the material is wrapped around a collector in a manner to cause the adhesive to be positioned between overlying surfaces of the elongated tubular material and to form a cellular structure on the collector. The cellular structure is cut from the collector before the adhesive has fully cured and is placed on a flat surface where the adhesive has fully cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Inventors: Ren Judkins, John D. Rupel
  • Patent number: 7867352
    Abstract: To apply a course on a layup mold, a ply boundary that defines a ply area on the layup mold is determined and a tape of composite material is applied on the ply area at an oblique angle relative to the ply boundary. In addition, a leading edge of the tape is butt cut and the leading edge, and the ply boundary essentially converge. Furthermore, a trailing edge is generated. The trailing edge is a butt cut and the trailing edge and the ply boundary essentially converge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Brice A. Johnson, David J. Carbery
  • Patent number: 7861402
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for producing a pole face of a metal closing elements of a solenoid, especially for electromechanical switchgear. In at least one embodiment, the method includes machining the surface of a crude stamped part of the closing element to give the pole face. A corresponding armature, yoke, solenoid and switchgear are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Peter Eckl, Johann Hofrichter
  • Publication number: 20100266820
    Abstract: A composite panel and method of manufacture includes a support structure and a tape skin wound about the support structure. A mandrel assembly with extractable longitudinal mandrels facilitates winding of the tape skin onto the support structure. The composite panel is suitable for use in an aircraft floor system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Inventors: Alan R. Goodworth, James A. Anthony, William V. Forster
  • Publication number: 20100258552
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polytetrafluoroethylene (hereinafter referred to as PTFE) heating product, the technical solution of which includes embedding at least one piece of electrical heating element inside a PTFE substrate with the electrical heating element wiring terminal(s) exposed out of the substrate for connecting an external power source to energize the heating product. Depending on varied purposes, the PTFE heating product can be manufactured into the cylindrical type, which is used in cylindrical apparatuses such as tank reactors, towers, storage tanks, pipes etc. in the chemical industry, or the plate type, which is used in square-type tanks (as equipment) and as domestic heating radiators, or other special types. The present invention also involves the manufacturing methods and installation of the related apparatuses of said PTFE heating product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2008
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Inventors: Yonggao Zhao, Wei Zhao, Guolong Chen
  • Patent number: 7811400
    Abstract: The invention resides in enabling high-mix low-volume production by a compact apparatus for a rubber sheet reinforced with a cord of a belt material for a tire, a body-ply material, etc. variously changing a cord material, cord arrangement angle, width of sheet, etc. and relates to manufacturing apparatus and method for a rubber sheet reinforced with a cord according to wrapping around a rubber coated cord group continuously on a surface of a pair of a cylindrical rotating body rotating in the same direction or on a surface of a cylindrical rotating body disposed small diameter roller groups of plural number on a side surface of a cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignees: Fuji Seiko Co. Ltd., Fuji Shoji Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Sigemasa Takagi, Tosiaki Morisaki, Hikaru Yamada
  • Patent number: 7779882
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing for a rubber sheet reinforced with a cord, it consists of a first cylinder formed to wrap around a rubber coated cord on a surface of the cylinder by rotating centering an axis of the cylinder and a second cylinder that is a smaller cylinder diameter than a cylinder diameter of the first cylinder and is established in parallel aligning a cylinder axis direction to the first cylinder, spirally winding continuously a great number of rubber coated cords on the surface of the cylinder contacting with each other by transferring the rubber coated cord from the first cylinder to the second cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignees: Fuji Seiko Co., Ltd., Fuji Shuji Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sigemasa Takagi, Tosiaki Morisaki, Kazumi Nakano, Yasunori Ozeki
  • Publication number: 20100196796
    Abstract: Fabricating roll-good fuel cell material involves laminating first and second bonding material webs having spaced apart windows to first and second surfaces of a fuel cell membrane web. First and second active regions of the membrane web are positioned within the respective bonding material windows. Third and fourth gasket material webs having spaced apart windows are respectively laminated to the bonding material on the first and second membrane web surfaces. The bonding material windows align with the respective gasket material windows so that at least some of the bonding material extends within the respective gasket material windows. Fluid transport layer (FTL) material portions cut from fifth and sixth FTL material webs are laminated to the respective first and second active regions. The FTL material portions are positioned within respective gasket material windows and contact the bonding material extending within the respective gasket material windows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Inventors: David Robert MEKALA, Donald George Peterson, Dennis Earl Ferguson, Duane Douglas Fansler
  • Patent number: 7686909
    Abstract: A method for reel-type packaging flexible printed circuit boards (FPCs) is disclosed. Firstly, a flexible plate having a plurality of FPC patterns is cut out to form several bar-like materials, wherein each of the bar-like materials has a plurality of aligned FPCs thereon. Subsequently, the bar-like materials are wound onto a reel one by one to form a reel-type package so as to prevent the FPCs from crumpling, curving and deforming when suffering an external force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: AU Optronics Corp.
    Inventors: Ping-Chin Cheng, Sheng-Hsiung Ho, Chin-Chen Yang
  • Publication number: 20100075126
    Abstract: An apparatus for producing single ply, continuous, cross ply or angle ply thermoplastic prepregs comprising means for feeding a tape of thermoplastic prepreg material into the apparatus and around at least one carrier means for positioning and aligning the tape to form a tube in such a way as to maintain substantially uninterrupted contact between the leading edge of the incoming tape of material and the receding edge of the previous wrap of the tape means for creating a cohesive transitional tube by joining the edges of adjacent wraps means for cutting the resulting cohesive transitional tube so as to produce at least one thermoplastic prepreg product with desired shape, size and ply fibre orientation and means for collecting the thermoplastic prepreg products so produced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2008
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Applicants: Integrated Materials Technology Limited, Pultrex Limited
    Inventors: Roger Anthony Ford, Richard Curtis
  • Publication number: 20100073882
    Abstract: A thermally conductive sheet having both of a high thermal conductivity and a high flexibility is obtained by providing a thermally conductive sheet including a composition containing: graphite particles (A) in the form of a scale, an elliptic sphere or a rod, a 6-membered ring plane in a crystal thereof being oriented in the plane direction of the scale, the major axis direction of the elliptic sphere, or the major axis direction of the rod; and an organic polymeric compound (B) having a Tg of 50° C. or lower, wherein the plane direction of the scale, the major axis direction of the elliptic sphere, or the major axis direction of the rod of the graphite particles (A) is oriented in the thickness direction of the thermally conductive sheet, the area of the graphite particles (A) exposed onto surfaces of the thermally conductive sheet is 25% or more and 80% or less, and the Ascar C hardness of the sheet is 60 or less at 70° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Inventors: Tooru Yoshikawa, Michiaki Yajima, Teiichi Inada
  • Publication number: 20100055149
    Abstract: A re-rollable membrane for wrapping around and protecting a cylindrical tissue having an injury site. The membrane includes a sheet of a porous matrix formed of cross-linked biopolymeric fibers. In one implementation, the sheet can be spirally rolled so that at least one portion overlaps another portion of the sheet and, upon absorption of a fluid, the overlapping portions adhere to each other closely so as to exclude penetration of cells. In another implementation, the sheet can be helically rolled to form a helix having a pitch of 2 mm to 40 mm and an inner diameter of 1 mm to 50 mm. Also disclosed are methods for making and using such re-rollable membranes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2008
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Applicant: Collagen Matrix, Inc.
    Inventors: Shu-Tung Li, Debbie Yuen
  • Publication number: 20090294033
    Abstract: A device and method are provided for continuously manufacturing a thermoplastic resin film product of any width having a small film thickness and uniform flat surface at an excellent yield. A tubular resin film cutting and winding device for cutting a tubular resin film 1a into a helical shape and winding a long film 1b, comprising a cutting device having a cutting member 2 for cutting a tubular resin film 1a; a winding device 4 for winding the cut long film 1b; and a guide rollers 3 for guiding the cut long film to the winding device, wherein the cutting member 2 and the guide rollers 3 have a mechanism for rotation in the circumferential direction of the tubular resin film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2006
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Inventors: Toyotaro Maruyama, Masanori Ikenaga, Takeshi Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 7596856
    Abstract: An electromagnetic component is formed from a pre-form comprising layers of soft magnetic metal ribbon. Adhesive is applied to permeate the pre-form and is then cured. The bonded pre-form is placed within a milling assembly that supports and constrains the ribbon layers during a milling operation used to process the pre-form into an electromagnetic component shape. Optionally, the shape is thermally processed. The resulting electromechanical component has attractive soft magnetic properties, including low core loss, that render it useful as a component in electric motors and generators and static inductive devices operable at high excitation frequencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: Light Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Berwald, Kendall S. Page, Andrew D. Hirzel