Prior To Or During Assembly With Additional Lamina Patents (Class 156/201)
  • Patent number: 10822826
    Abstract: A factory for manufacturing an absorbent article includes a building that includes an upper story and a lower story located below the upper story. The upper story and lower story include a floor, a wall provided along an entire periphery of the floor, an illumination device provided on a ceiling, and an air conditioner having an air outlet for discharging air, respectively. An opening is formed in the floor of the upper story. The upper story includes a paying-out device to which a material coil on which a nonwoven fabric is wound is attached and that pays out the nonwoven fabric. The nonwoven fabric serves as at least one type among a plurality of types of materials. The lower story includes a processing section that processes the plurality of types including the nonwoven fabric that is transported from the upper story through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsushi Shinohara, Yoshihiko Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10737876
    Abstract: The invention relates to a single serve capsule (1) for producing a beverage, comprising a capsule body (2). Said capsule body has a capsule bottom (3), a sidewall (22), a collar edge (5), and a cover (6). A cavity (100) for accommodating a beverage substrate in the form of a powder, granules, cut leaves or liquid is formed between the capsule bottom and the cover. A filter element (7) is arranged in the cavity, and the filter element is produced of non-woven fiber material. The filter element has a cut-out in which no filtering material is provided. The present invention also relates to a method for producing a single serve capsule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: K-FEE SYSTEM GMBH
    Inventors: Marc Krüger, Günter Empl
  • Patent number: 10717256
    Abstract: A bi-laminate polymer coated metal substrate, vehicle trim member formed therefrom, and method of manufacture thereof are provided. The bi-laminate polymer coated metal substrate includes a monolithic metal substrate having a first area with a first polymeric material bonded thereto and a second area, different from the first area, with a second polymeric material bonded thereto. A substantially tear resistant, protective substrate is releasably bonded to the first polymeric material, with the first polymeric material being sandwiched between the protective substrate and the metal substrate. The protective substrate is selectively removable from the first polymeric material to expose the first polymeric material as a finish surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: MAGNA EXTERIORS INC.
    Inventors: Scott Mouser, Malcolm Ward, Monica Saarlaid, Robyn Griffin
  • Patent number: 10625886
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for pleating or otherwise shaping a web are described herein. The method and apparatus may have numerous applications. In some embodiments, the method and apparatus are used in the formation, filling, and sealing of unit dose packages for consumer products. A method and apparatus for forming sealing two moving webs together, which webs have portions that are non-planar are also described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter and Gamble Company
    Inventor: Jason Matthew Orndorff
  • Patent number: 10589476
    Abstract: A method for producing a three-dimensional fiber composite component with fiber bundles which are shaped from a rod- or strand-like initial shape into a predetermined three-dimensional shape of the component by way of a shape defining apparatus. The shape defining apparatus has at least one shaping channel having a first curvature along its longitudinal direction, which is predetermined for the fiber composite component, and forms at least one leading edge. The fiber bundles are pressed against the at least one leading edge of the shaping channel, thereby adopting the predetermined first curvature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Sebastian Michl, Oleg Konrad, Thomas Hogger, Michael Kolbinger
  • Patent number: 10441012
    Abstract: A strip of material and a method for protecting an edge of garment are A main body having two opposite longitudinal sides; a first extension extending from one of the longitudinal sides of the main body; and a second extension extending from the same longitudinal side of the main body, the first extension and the second extension being strip-like articles parallel to the longitudinal, the first extension having a first side facing the second extension and a second side opposite the first side, the first extension being adapted to attach to at least a portion of an edge of the garment but not covering the at least a portion of the edge at least on the second side, the second extension being suitable for covering at least a portion of the first side of the first extension, the at least a portion of the edge and the edge region of the garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: REGINA MIRACLE INTERNATIONAL (GROUP) LIMITED
    Inventor: Zhenqiang Liu
  • Patent number: 10335729
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to inventive methods, apparatus, and systems for supporting pleated filter media. Flaps of a support strip may be folded in an overlapping engagement to support the filter media in a variety of applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: AMERICAN AIR FILTER COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Nathaniel Nance, Donnie Baldwin
  • Patent number: 10295090
    Abstract: A winding mandrel (1) in a winding apparatus for producing a liner hose (2) for the lining of channels and pipelines, which comprises an inner film hose (4) and a layer arranged thereon made of at least one fibrous strip (6) wound in an overlapping manner, which is impregnated with a liquid reaction resin, with a base body (8), on which at least two guide mechanisms (10, 12) are accommodated, each comprising a continually circulating belt (14, 16), by means of which the inner film hose (4) is moved in a feed direction (A), is characterized in that the first guide mechanism (10) is coupled by fixed mounting to the base body (8), and in that the circulating belt (16) of the second guide mechanism (12) can be moved in a plane extending perpendicularly to the feed direction (A) and is forced away from the upper side of the base body (8) by means of pressing means (18; 118) with a preferably substantially constant force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Brandenburger Patentverwetung GbR
    Inventors: Peter Duttenhöfer, Timo Singler
  • Patent number: 10102946
    Abstract: Methods for forming discontinuous shields or shield structures for use in a cable are provided. A layer of dielectric material may be provided that extends in a longitudinal direction and has a first width across a width direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction. Additionally, a layer of electrically conductive material may be formed on the dielectric material, and the layer of electrically conductive material may extend in the longitudinal direction and may have a second width across the width direction that is less than the first width. Respective gaps may be formed through both the electrically conductive material at a plurality of locations along the longitudinal direction, and each gap may span across the width direction by a distance greater than the second width but less than the first width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Superior Essex International LP
    Inventors: Christopher W. McNutt, Amir Sekhavat
  • Patent number: 9937007
    Abstract: A force transmission includes an input axle having an input axis of rotation that receives a rotational input. An input capstan is fixed to the input axle. An output capstan is fixed to a main tube bushing. The output capstan and main tube bushing have an output axis of rotation that is at an angle to the input axis of rotation. A cable couples the rotation of the input capstan to rotate the output capstan and the main tube bushing. At least one of the input capstan and the output capstan is tapered such that the overall path length of the cable remains substantially the same throughout the range of motion of the capstans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas G. Cooper, S. Christopher Anderson
  • Patent number: 9851007
    Abstract: The aim of the invention is to propose an edging method that is quick, effective, easy to implement and makes it possible to obtain a lightweight panel. To this end, the aim of the invention is a method for sealingly edging a composite panel comprising; *a step (a) of providing a composite panel of redefined thickness having two planar faces and a side to be edged, and of providing a sealing strip made from a polymer material having a width greater than the thickness of the composite panel, and comprising a first face, referred to as the “inner” face, and a second face, referred to as the “outer” face, in reference to the position of use of same: *a step (b) of applying the strip and an adhesive to the side and to a peripheral portion of the planar faces of the composite panel in such a way that the adhesive is located between the composite panel and the inner face of the strip, which sealingly protects the composite panel against dust, foreign bodies and the absorption of moisture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: LES STRATIFIES
    Inventors: Loïc Le Lay, Laurent Baclet, Julien Scagnetti
  • Patent number: 9831734
    Abstract: In the electric machine according to the present invention, conductor wires are housed inside slots so as to be arranged into multiple layers in one column so as to contact each other in a slot depth direction in each column such that a longitudinal direction of a long side of an oblong cross section of a conductor portion faces in the slot depth direction, and a thickness of a portion of an insulating coating that is formed on a surface of the conductor portion that faces in the slot depth direction is thinner than a thickness of a portion of the insulating coating that is formed on a surface of the conductor portion that faces in a direction of slot arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Sakaue, Hiroyuki Akita, Hironori Tsuiki, Masaya Inoue
  • Patent number: 9783330
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for pleating or otherwise shaping a web are described herein. The method and apparatus may have numerous applications. In some embodiments, the method and apparatus are used in the formation, filling, and sealing of unit dose packages for consumer products. A method and apparatus for forming sealing two moving webs together, which webs have portions that are non-planar are also described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Jason Matthew Orndorff
  • Patent number: 9738483
    Abstract: A tape sticking apparatus for sticking a masking tape for protecting a peripheral portion of a substrate, such as a wafer, is disclosed. The tape sticking apparatus includes: a substrate holder configured to hold and rotate a substrate; and a tape sticking unit configured to stick a masking tape onto a peripheral portion of the substrate held on the substrate holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignees: Ebara Corporation, IS ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenya Ito, Keisuke Uchiyama, Tomiichi Matsui, Mahito Shibuya
  • Patent number: 9545953
    Abstract: An instrument panel for a vehicle is provided. The instrument panel has a visible side and a rear side. The rear side has at least one free-space portion and at least one fastening portion, and the instrument panel can be fastened in the fastening portion to a vehicle structure of the vehicle. The instrument panel comprises at least one foam body, and the foam body is formed to be elastically deformable. The foam body is arranged between the visible side and the rear side and forms elastically deformable regions on the visible side, and the foam body forms additional elastically deformable regions in the at least one free-space portion on the rear side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Stefan Wolff, Joachim Schaefer, Stephan Walter
  • Patent number: 9539796
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a device for applying a strip-shaped material (28) onto a contact area (60) of an object that is limited by at least one second section emanating from the first section, whereby the strip-shaped material is applied in a direction of application (70) onto the contact area by a pressure element (30) and the pressure element emanates from a pivotable pivoting element (20) that is connected to a holder. In order to make a completely automated application of the strip-shaped material onto the object possible, it is suggested that the actively pivotable pivoting element (20) is pivoted during the application of the strip-shaped material (28) onto the contact area (60) in and/or counter to the direction of application (70) and executes a lifting movement during the course of the pivoting movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: REIS GROUP HOLDING GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Bischof, Harald Danz
  • Patent number: 9522499
    Abstract: A bag may be formed from a tube of high strength packaging material by forming a heat seal in the end of the tube. As part of forming the heat seal, one or more supplying apparatuses, which may be air outlets, are positioned for being in opposing face-to-face relation with, and for causing heat transfer with, at least one outer portion of the tube while a transportation system transports the tube to a nipping apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: John C. Files, Scott Beckstrom
  • Patent number: 9421698
    Abstract: A mandrel tool for layup of composite material comprises a composite face sheet for providing a layup surface for the composite material, and a cellular header board structure for supporting the face sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Miller, Michael J. Louderback
  • Patent number: 9370897
    Abstract: A device for use with a masking tape dispensing cart or the like is disclosed wherein the device is capable of folding the masking tape upon itself as the masking tape is pulled from a roll of masking tape on the dispensing cart. The device includes a roller over which the masking tape is pulled which partially folds the tape upon itself. The masking tape is then pulled over a deflector plate which further folds the masking tape upon itself. The masking tape is then passed over an elongated spring provided on the dispensing cart which presses the folded portion of the tape onto the adhesive underside of the tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Inventor: Brian A. Dinsmore
  • Patent number: 9308982
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a joint between a laminar composite cover (12) and a second cover (15) (which may or may not be also formed from a composite material). The invention also relates to a method of manufacturing such a joint and a method of manufacturing a composite cover suitable for use in such a joint. The laminar composite cover (12) comprises a stack of layers, substantially all of the layers being shaped to form a joggle, each joggle comprising a first portion, a second portion where the layer extends substantially parallel with the first portion, and a ramp (33) between the first and second portions where the layer extends at an angle to the first and second portions, the number of layers being substantially the same on both sides of the ramp. The second cover (15) partially overlaps with the composite cover, and a clamp or fastener (31) holds the covers together where they overlap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Airbus Operations Limited
    Inventors: Paul Hadley, John Flood, Alan Quayle
  • Patent number: 9259359
    Abstract: A device including: a main folding mechanism for folding a diaper body in two at the crotch portion by rotating first and second main pads having first and second holding surfaces, respectively; and a sub-folding mechanism for folding the flap by rotating a side pad having a sub-holding surface for holding the flap with respect to the first main pad, wherein; a cut-out is formed at a position corresponding to the attachment portion of the second main pad, wherein the cut-out does not allow the attachment portion to be held by the second main pad but instead expose the attachment portion; with the first and second holding surfaces being closed while opposing each other and with the main body folded in two, the cut-out allows the flap to be attached to the attachment portion; and the side pad rotates from a position where it is open while lying next to the first main pad in the girth direction to a position where the sub-holding surface is closed while opposing the first holding surface, fitting into the cut-ou
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: ZUIKO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yukihiko Fujita
  • Patent number: 9114342
    Abstract: A filter insertable into an air filter enclosure includes a flexible support member, a filter media layer, and a pair of end caps. The filter media layer is attached to the support member. Side edges of the filter media layer are folded over edges of the support member to form filter cushions, such that the filter media layer covers the edges of the support member. The filter cushions are designed to conform to the air filter enclosure to ensure an effective seal between the enclosure and the filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: RPS Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel E. Schuld, Donald N. Jursich
  • Patent number: 9102103
    Abstract: Thermoplastic composite parts having integrated metal fittings are manufactured using a continuous compression molding process. Automated equipment or hand lay-up are used to collate composite material plies and metal fittings into a multi-layer stack. Each stack contains all plies, including ply build-up areas, tacked in the proper location to maintain orientation and location. Multiple lay-ups may be cut from each stack. The lay-ups are placed in tooling containing part features and are continuously fed through a performing station where the lay-ups are preformed into the approximate shape of the finished part. Following pre-forming, the tooling is moved incrementally through a consolidation station where a compression press presses successive sections of the tooling to form a single integrated thermoplastic composite laminate part having integrated metal fittings, which may include areas of differing thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: James R. Fox, Randall D. Wilkerson, Alexander M. Rubin
  • Patent number: 9085660
    Abstract: The present invention relates to water-dispersive biodegradable compositions which may be formed into films and fibers. The present invention also relates to polymer blends comprising polylactide and water-soluble polymers. More particularly, the present invention relates to the use of grafted copolymers (PLA-grafted water-soluble polymers) for the compatibilization of PLA and water-soluble polymers. Such reactive compatibilization of immiscible polymer blends is achieved in such a way that main blend components are covalently bonded. In addition, such reactive compatibilization can be carried out by reactive extrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: British American Tobacco (Investments) Limited
    Inventors: Robert Quintana, Olivier Persenaire, Leila Bonnaud, Philippe Dubois, Yahia Lemmouchi
  • Patent number: 9073272
    Abstract: A process for the production of a fiber profile (32) that is designed to fill in a space with a nail-head-shaped or half-nail-head-shaped cross-section that originates from the assembly of preforms in a T shape, of which at least one includes a curvature radius at the junction zone of the preforms, includes: supplying powder-coated fibers (28) to a preforming station (30) where the powder is activated and the fibers (28) move into a passage whose shapes are adapted to those of the desired profile, and then making the preformed fibers move into a shaping station (34) where the fiber profile (32) is cooled and shaped by circulating in a cavity whose shapes are adapted to those of the desired profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS, SAS
    Inventors: Philippe Blot, Mathieu Lannuzel, Pascal Vinot
  • Patent number: 8999094
    Abstract: A method of continuous manufacture of a composite hollow board material comprising a first surface and a second surface, and between the first and second surfaces a plurality of distance members is disclosed. The method comprises providing material for the first surface from a first reel via a first guide roller towards an output lane; providing material for the second surface from a second reel via a second guide roller towards the output lane; and providing material for the distance members from a third reel towards the output lane such that the distance members comprises strips arranged, at any cross section perpendicular to the first and second surfaces and the direction of the output lane, perpendicular to the first and second surfaces and continuous along the output lane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: IKEA Supply AG
    Inventors: Dan Pettersson, Bengt Andreasson
  • Patent number: 8974566
    Abstract: A vacuum cleaner filter bag is provided. The vacuum cleaner filter bag includes at least one side fold formed by two fold legs, and the vacuum cleaner filter bag is designed as a tubular bag, wherein, in a turned-in state, the at least one side fold has at least three edges, wherein two of the edges are formed by a respective weld seam, and wherein the side fold can be turned out with the edges formed by a weld seam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Eurofilters Holding N.V.
    Inventors: Ralf Sauer, Jan Schultink
  • Publication number: 20150004466
    Abstract: Provided is a method for reproducibly and efficiently producing a polyolefin porous film having a porous structure suitable for a separator for a battery without requiring a special apparatus. The method according to the present invention is a method for producing a polyolefin porous film, the method including conveying a raw material polyolefin sheet having pores into a furnace of a tenter type stretching machine, and tenter-stretching the sheet in a plurality of stretching regions in the furnace to produce a polyolefin porous film, wherein the plurality of stretching regions include at least two stretching regions having different film widening speeds, and the temperature of a stretching region having a high film widening speed is lower than that of a stretching region having a low film widening speed in the at least two stretching regions, and a stretching region having the highest film widening speed is situated in the front stage with respect to a stretching region having the lowest film widening speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Daizaburo Yashiki, Toshiki Innami
  • Patent number: 8815036
    Abstract: Pultrusion methods and apparatus for manufacturing a profiled preform or FRP-component with cross-sectional segments that extend angularly to one another from a plurality of semifinished products in a quasi-continuous process, where: at least one multilayer semifinished product arrangement [of a multilayer semifinished product arrangement] is dispensed from a dispenser unit in order to manufacture the preform, with the multilayer semifinished product arrangement dispensed from the dispenser unit being fed to the forming device and including a combination of several webs of semifinished reinforcement fiber layers and at least one resin film; the semifinished product arrangement is guided through a forming device and at least one cross-sectional segment of the semifinished product arrangement is angled in order to form an angle profile, with the semifinished product arrangement being compressed in a pressing device, optionally after a hardening process, and with a longitudinal section of the preform or the comp
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventor: Christian Nitsch
  • Patent number: 8795457
    Abstract: A fabrication method of forming a thermoplastic composite laminate material with tailored and varying thickness in a continuous process. This process utilizes automated equipment or hand lay-up to collate parts or components into a multi-layer stack. Each stack contains all plies, including ply build-up areas, tacked in the proper location to maintain orientation and location. The consolidation tooling contains all necessary part features and is coordinated to the customized multiple ply stacks to form a single integrated thermoplastic composite laminate potentially having areas of differing thickness from these multiple ply stacks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Alex Rubin, James Fox, Randall Wilkerson
  • Patent number: 8771579
    Abstract: A forming device for gathering the width of a traveling web is disclosed. The forming device includes opposing arrays of flute-forming bars that can be interlaced to define therebetween a longitudinal flute-forming labyrinth effective to reduce the width of a web traveling therethrough by a preselected take-up ratio. The flute-forming bars are curved beginning at an entry end of the forming device such that they converge in a lateral direction as they proceed in the machine direction. In this manner, individual elements of the web traveling between the respective arrays in the machine direction follow contour lines along the curved bars or between adjacent ones of the curved bars so that no such element crosses any flute-forming bar in the cross-machine direction as the web travels and is fluted. A corrugating die for introducing a near-net shape to the intermediate-fluted web is also disclosed, as are a corrugating line incorporating these operations and methods for its operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: HBK Family, LLC
    Inventor: Herbert B. Kohler
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8540834
    Abstract: A nozzle plate holding device having a holding section which holds a nozzle plate arranged with a plurality of nozzles, and the nozzle plate holding device being used for bonding the nozzle plate, while the holding section holds the nozzle plate, onto a head chip arranged with a plurality of channels, wherein the holding section is configured to be capable of causing a distortion deformation of the nozzle plate in a direction that is parallel to a surface of the nozzle plate and crosses a length direction of the nozzle plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Konica Minolta IJ Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Hikaru Takamatsu
  • Patent number: 8529721
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for a tray, a folding section connected to the tray, and a tape application system. The tray has a channel for receiving an elongate insert for a composite material with a number of layers for a release system. The folding section is capable of folding a number of layers around the elongate insert to cover the elongate insert as the elongate insert is moved through the folding unit. The tape application system is capable of applying a tape to the number of layers for covering the elongate insert to form the release system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Brian G. Robins, Darrell D. Jones, Kurtis S. Willden, Daniel M. Rotter
  • Patent number: 8518201
    Abstract: A tubing with improved compression strength for a subsurface water drainage system comprising a core polymeric support structure wrapped longitudinally in first and second geotextile materials, wherein the core polymeric support structure is heated to soften the polymeric material and wherein the first and second geotextile materials overlap and are adhered together with a hot melt adhesive and tensioned to tightly wrap the core, thereby forming the tubing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Midwest Diversified Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: William J. Courtney, Andrew Chapman
  • Patent number: 8518200
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing coated profile members (10), wherein a foil (16, 36) is cut to a predetermined width and wrapped around the profile member so as to form a butt seam extending in a longitudinal direction of the profile member, and the foil (16, 36) is cut by a cutting beam (24) in a condition in which an edge strip of the foil projects beyond the profile member (10), while a face of the profile member is used as reference for the position of the cutting beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: düspohl Maschinenbau GmbH
    Inventor: Uwe Wagner
  • Patent number: 8491745
    Abstract: Thermoplastic laminates are fabricated in a continuous compression molding production line. A lay-up of laminate plies is placed in a recess on a carrying tool, and the tool is moved through successive forming operations on the line, including preforming and consolidation operations. The tool is separated from the fully formed part at the end of the line and may be reused. Use of the carrying tool reduces material scrap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Randall D. Wilkerson, James R. Fox, Alexander M. Rubin
  • Patent number: 8454781
    Abstract: A process of making a multilayered product having an interior honeycomb layer or core. The interior layer is formed by extruding a generally corrugated web of material. The corrugated web is cut and folded to create the honeycomb core. Outer protective skins are applied to exterior surfaces of the interior layer to create a multilayered material which is then cut to size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Bradford Company
    Inventor: Judson A. Bradford
  • Patent number: 8440038
    Abstract: A method for making a laminate includes: extruding a core layer, and advancing the same along a processing line; advancing upper and lower metal layers, and bending the upper metal layer to form a raised bent structure; laminating the upper and lower metal layers with the core layer by passing through a nip of a pair of laminating rollers, one of which has an embossing groove that is shaped to complement the raised bent structure and that permits the raised bent structure to pass therethrough; and embossing the core layer to protrude into the raised bent structure while the core layer and the upper and lower metal layers are passed through the nip. The upper metal layer is inclined with a tangent line that passes through the nip by an angle of less than 15 degrees when at a position immediately upstream of the nip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Xxentria Technology Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hsien-Te Cheng, Hsien-Sung Cheng
  • Publication number: 20130042965
    Abstract: A product 10 made from an extruded sheet or web of material 42 having a non-linear cross-section, and the process of making the product 10 is provided. The extruded web or extrudate 42 is plastically deformed in selected areas and then folded. When folded into the appropriate shape, the extrudate 42 is formed into a product 10 having a plurality of cells 14. Optionally, the cells 14a can include one or more openings 34a, allowing access to an interior of the cell 14a and reducing the weight of the product 10a.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: BRADFORD COMPANY
    Inventor: Bradford Company
  • Patent number: 8333858
    Abstract: A fabrication method of forming curved thermoplastic composite laminate parts with tailored and varying thickness in a continuous process. Automated equipment or hand lay-up are used to collate parts or components into a multi-layer stack. Each stack contains all plies, including ply build-up areas, tacked in the proper location to maintain orientation and location. Ply consolidation tooling contains all necessary part features and is coordinated to the customized multiple ply stacks to form a single integrated thermoplastic composite laminate potentially having areas of differing thickness from the multiple ply stacks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Alexander M. Rubin, James R. Fox, Randall D. Wilkerson
  • Patent number: 8327904
    Abstract: A work conveying mechanism according to the present invention includes a rotation drum in which an adsorbing pad for adsorbing an absorber is provided. The work conveying mechanism rotates the rotation drum and arranges the absorber on a third web being conveyed. In an outer shape of the work adsorbed by the adsorbing pad, an outer edge portion thereof is closer to a shaft center side of the rotation drum than a central portion thereof is. A work conveying mechanism includes a roller mechanism provided on a side of the third web opposite to the rotation drum side and configured to locate the third web on the adsorbing pad side. At a passing point, the roller mechanism arranges an outer edge portion of the third web in a width direction on a shaft center side of the rotation drum closer than a central portion thereof is.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroki Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20120305014
    Abstract: A filter (3) for a smoking article (1) comprises one or more segments (4a, 4b, 4c) of filtration media and a substantially transparent wrapper (5). The one or more filter segments (4a, 4b, 4c) and the wrapper (5) define a recess or cavity in the filter (3). An anchoring adhesive (7) is provided to secure the one or more filter segments (4a, 4b, 4c) to the wrapper (5). The anchoring adhesive (7) is disposed exclusively between the wrapper (5) and portions of the one or more filter segments (4a, 4b, 4c) other than those corresponding to the recess or cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO (INVESTMENTS) LIMITED
    Inventors: John Richardson, Joseph Peter Sutton
  • Patent number: 8303744
    Abstract: A process of making a multilayered product having an interior honeycomb layer or core. The interior layer is formed by passing a generally flat web of material between rollers to create a corrugated web. The corrugated web is cut and folded to create the honeycomb core. Outer protective skins are applied to exterior surfaces of the interior layer to create a multilayered material which is then cut to size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Bradford Company
    Inventor: Judson A. Bradford
  • Patent number: 8282760
    Abstract: A process for wrapping an edge flap of a workpiece having a covering sheet extending over a front face thereof and edge flaps protruding outwardly beyond the front face. The workpiece is positioned on a table, with one edge and the protruding flap overhanging and protruding outwardly beyond the table. The workpiece is disposed in proper location by positioning elements and clamps fix it to the table. adhesive is applied to the edge flap. A wrapping arrangement is provided with wiping blades so that upward movement of the wiping arrangement causes a first wiping blade to engage the edge flap and wipe it upwardly into engagement with an edge face, following which the wiping arrangement moves the second blade over the workpiece so that a second wiping blade engages the end part of the flap and wipes it downwardly into engagement with the back face of the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Haworth, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald H. Brown, Larry Snyder
  • Patent number: 8277591
    Abstract: A slat or vane for use in a covering for an architectural opening is suitable for use in either a horizontal or vertical orientation and in a horizontal orientation will not sag or droop, and in a vertical orientation will rotate uniformly along its length when rotated from end thereof. The slat is formed in a tubular configuration and has a base material of glass fibers bonded together in a thermoformable resin so as to maintain the arcuate curvature desired for the tubular slat or vane. The slat can be repeatedly deformed and will always return to its original configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Hunter Douglas Inc.
    Inventors: Wendell B. Colson, James M. Anthony, Paul G. Swiszcz, Jason T. Throne
  • Patent number: 8257536
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for a tray, a folding section connected to the tray, and a tape application system. The tray has a channel for receiving an elongate insert for a composite material with a number of layers for a release system. The folding section is capable of folding a number of layers around the elongate insert to cover the elongate insert as the elongate insert is moved through the folding unit. The tape application system is capable of applying a tape to the number of layers for covering the elongate insert to form the release system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Brian G. Robins, Darrell D. Jones, Kurtis S. Willden, Daniel M. Rotter
  • Publication number: 20120152441
    Abstract: A ribbon applicator configured to guide ribbon to a web includes a support structure and a cantilever arm supported by the support structure. The cantilever arm is moveable through a range of motion relative to the support structure. A guide roller guides the ribbon onto the web. The guide roller is pivotally mounted on the cantilever arm for pivotal movement of the guide roller with respect to the cantilever arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventor: Gregory J. Rajala
  • Publication number: 20120111485
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide method and apparatus for making a disposable diaper improved so that a region of the continuous elastic predetermined to extend across the middle of the crotch region may be attached to continuous web in a desired condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: UNI-CHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Ogasawara, Akira Hamada
  • Patent number: 8097054
    Abstract: A dust filter bag is in the shape of a flat bag for a vacuum cleaner, which is formed from a first layer and a second layer made of a weldable material. The layers are welded together circumferentially along the circumference thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Eurofilters N. V.
    Inventors: Jan Schultink, Ralf Sauer