Folding Patents (Class 156/204)
  • Patent number: 10376828
    Abstract: A device for producing a bellows from a filter medium, including: an embossing device embossing fold lines into a filter medium that runs through the embossing device, producing an embossed filter medium for folding into a folded filter medium; the folded section of the filter medium being delimited by two adjacent fold lines; an adhesive application device applying adhesive onto the embossed filter medium; and a folding device folding, in a zig-zag manner, the embossed filter medium onto which the adhesive was applied into the folded filter medium; wherein the folding device includes a plurality of adjacent supporting elements that can be moved into or out of a folding space of the folding device; wherein the supporting elements are movable into the folding space such, that at least one folded section of the folded filter medium is contacted and supported by a respective one of the plurality of supporting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Gehwolf, Tobias Tandetzki, Josef Rohrmeier, Gelase Mbadinga Mouanda, Michael Wank, Gerhard Weindl
  • Patent number: 10244846
    Abstract: A cosmetic impregnated foam manufacturing apparatus of the present disclosure includes: a fixing holder for fixing a container; a two or more multi nozzles for filling the container with liquid-state make-ups having different colors and viscosities; a pressing member pressing the impregnated foam to the container filled with the liquid-state make-ups; and a fabric placed on the impregnated foam. Accordingly, various colors and patterns are achieved by impregnating two or more liquid-state make-ups having different colors by the two or more multi nozzles and the fixing holder that is rotated and horizontally moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: CIT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Jin Kim, Jong Taek Jeon, Young Il Lee, Kyeong Bin Kwon
  • Patent number: 10081907
    Abstract: A system and method for welding edge seams at the edges of fabric is presented. A method begins by lowering a fabric pre-fold bar onto a piece of fabric. A pre-aligned portion of the fabric is pushed on top of the pre-fold bar so that the pre-fold bar is between the portion of fabric on top of the fabric pre-fold bar and other fabric below the pre-fold bar. The fabric on top of the fabric pre-fold bar is folded edge fabric and fabric not on top of the fabric pre-fold bar is not folded edge fabric. A folded edge is formed between these two sections of fabric. The method pinches some of the fabric at the folded end and then pulls the folded edge fabric off of the fabric pre-fold bar. After that, the method welds at least some of the folded edge fabric to the not folded edge fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Miller Weldmaster Corporation
    Inventor: Brian D. Henry
  • Patent number: 10070996
    Abstract: Fasteners folded in two are arranged on one main surface of a first continuous body so that ends of the fasteners are arranged on the outside of the one main surface. A second continuous body is laid over another main surface of the first continuous body in a state where one end is bent so as to be laid over the other main surface, and the first continuous body and second continuous body are bonded together to form a composite continuous body to which the one end of the fasteners is fixed. The composite continuous body is cut to form a piece on which the pair of fasteners is arranged only in a first region. The piece is folded in two along an imaginary line and overlapped, and then the other end of the fasteners is bent and laid over and fixed to a second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: ZUIKO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toyoshi Umebayashi
  • Patent number: 10008307
    Abstract: A cable may include a plurality of twisted pairs of individually insulating electrical conductors, and a respective individual shield formed around each of the twisted pairs. Additionally, each individual shield may include electrically conductive material that is continuous in a longitudinal direction. An overall shield may be formed around the plurality of twisted pairs and individual shields. The overall shield may include a dielectric layer, a first layer of electrically conductive material that is continuous in the longitudinal direction formed on a first surface of the dielectric layer, and a second layer of electrically conductive material that is continuous in the longitudinal direction formed on a second surface of the dielectric layer opposite the first surface. The first and second layers of electrically conductive material and each of the individual shields may be in electrical contact with one another. Additionally, a jacket may be formed around the overall shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Superior Essex International LP
    Inventors: Thibaut Oscar Lanoe, Christopher W. McNutt, Frank Thomas McIntire, Bernhart Allen Gebs
  • Patent number: 10000669
    Abstract: The subject matter of the invention is a method for the production of a cladding (1) for elongated material (2), in particular a sheath for cable sets. In this context, two adhesive tapes (3, 4) that are provided at least on one side with an adhesive coating (3) are axially spaced apart from one another by means of a carrier tape (5) are joined to form a laminate (3, 4, 5). For this purpose, both adhesive tapes (3, 4) arc each joined, on the side thereof with the adhesive coating, with the carrier tape (5), in the longitudinal direction, while defining a free region (6) limited by both adhesive tapes (3, 4). According to the invention, the carrier tape (5) is configured free of adhesive coating and is only provided with an own adhesive coating (7) at least in the free region (6) after the laminate (3, 4, 5) has been produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: CERTOPLAST TECHNISCHE KLEBEBAENDER GMBH
    Inventors: Timo Leermann, Peter Rambusch, Kay Ruhnau, Andreas Hohmann
  • Patent number: 9957087
    Abstract: A child-resistant zipper is provided and a packaging bag incorporating such a zipper which is difficult for a child to open, but which can readily be opened using predetermined procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Takigawa Corporation Japan
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Takigawa
  • Patent number: 9919256
    Abstract: A filter element has a zigzag-folded filter medium. Filter medium sections joined by a fold edge define an intermediate fold space, respectively, with a fold base and fold peaks opposite the fold base. An elongate support section is arranged in the intermediate fold space on a filter medium surface of one of the filter medium sections. The support section extends perpendicular to the fold edges between fold base and fold peak. The support section has a height extension perpendicular to the filter medium surface that increases in longitudinal direction of the support section from fold base to fold peak. The support section has a free side facing away from the filter medium surface. The support section has a width extension parallel to the fold edges. The width extension decreases parallel to the filter medium surface and perpendicular to the longitudinal direction from fold peak to fold base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Gelase Mbadinga-Mouanda, Klaus Gehwolf
  • Patent number: 9750647
    Abstract: A method for producing a wearing article includes conveying a front-abdominal-portion forming strip and a rear-dorsal-portion forming strip; dividing the front-abdominal-portion forming strip being conveyed, along a dividing line parallel to a width direction thereof; holding a relative positional relationship between two segments of the front-abdominal-portion forming strip on both sides of the dividing line; within a period of implementation of the step of holding, detachably attaching a first attaching-detaching member to the front-abdominal-portion forming strip in such a manner as to cover the dividing line, thereby restricting a relative displacement between the segments of the front-abdominal-portion forming strip on both sides of the dividing line; joining the front-abdominal-portion forming strip and a front region of a crotch portion together; and joining the rear-dorsal-portion forming strip and a rear region of the crotch portion together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: ZUIKO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toyoshi Umebayashi
  • Patent number: 9682338
    Abstract: A filter apparatus is provided. The filter apparatus includes a filter element. The filter element includes filter media supported in a frame construction. The frame construction having opposed side panels and a rectangular border flange along a first end. The rectangular border flange projects outward from and extending around the opposed side panels. The first end is an inlet end or an outlet end of the filter element. The filter apparatus includes a filter frame adapter formed separately from the frame construction and secured to the frame construction to adapt the filter element for a different mounting interface. The filter frame adapter includes a pair of complimentary adapter flanges each projecting outward relative to one of the opposed side panels. The adapter flanges are at a second end that is opposite a first end. The second end is at the inlet end or the outlet end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: BHA Altair, LLC
    Inventors: William Eyers, Przemek Nikolin
  • Patent number: 9636263
    Abstract: A method for assembling pre-fastened refastenable absorbent articles includes advancing discrete chassis in a machine direction such that the lateral axis is parallel with the machine direction. The chassis defines a first waist region and a longitudinally opposed second waist region separated by a central region. A first web advances in the machine direction and is combined with a discrete fastener component having a refastenable element. The discrete chassis are combined with the first web in the first waist region of the chassis. The second waist region of the discrete chassis is combined with a second web advancing in the machine direction. The chassis are folded and the first and second webs are joined together. The discrete fastener component is permanently connected with the second web. The absorbent article is cut along the discrete fastener component to create discrete, pre-fastened refastenable absorbent articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Uwe Schneider
  • Patent number: 9633764
    Abstract: A conductive line shield structure includes a first conductive line and a shielding member. The first conductive line includes a conductive part and an insulative part. The shielding member is a sheet including an insulative base material and a metal foil, and is wrapped so as to enclose the first conductive line therein. One side end part of the shielding member overlaps an outside surface of the insulative base material so that one side end part of the insulative base material is in contact with the outside surface of the insulative base material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Jun Yukawa, Hiroyuki Umehara, Kouji Nishina, Makoto Katsumata, Takuya Sugiyama, Tsuneyuki Horiike
  • Patent number: 9446865
    Abstract: A method for on-line printing onto water-soluble film on-line with water-soluble detergent pouch process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Stephane Content, Frank William Denome
  • Patent number: 9364373
    Abstract: A method for producing sanitary articles wearable in the manner of pants, provided with at least one pair of side panels suitable for connecting the end parts of the article around the user's waist, and with a topsheet produced by assembling together a central web, permeable to body fluids and a first and a second side material. The production method comprises the steps of partially overlapping the first end regions of the side panels, leaving the second end regions uncovered, and then joining in a provisional manner, the parts of the overlapping side panels in order to produce a temporary laminate on which it is possible to identify a first surface and a second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Fameccanica Data S.P.A.
    Inventor: Gabriele Sablone
  • Patent number: 9126372
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method of manufacturing body adhering absorbent articles orientated in the cross-machine direction, body adhering absorbent article having reduced or eliminated curl. The articles are manufactured with reduced curl by selectively reducing or eliminating the shell elastic tension in regions where components of the body adhering absorbent article are to be attached to form the composite absorbent article web. In certain aspects the body adhering absorbent articles are manufactured by supplying an elastic web of shell material having a longitudinal and transverse direction, that is stretchable only in the transverse direction, attaching at least one component to form a composite web material, and cutting the composite web material to form a body adhering absorbent article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Lee Popp, Jay David Gottleib, Joseph Daniel Coenen, Gary Alan Turchan
  • Patent number: 9126135
    Abstract: A filter system includes a housing having an inlet opening surrounded by a sealing surface, an outlet opening. The housing may be rotational molded or be configured to be nestable with additional housings for shipping purposes. The system may also be configured such that the filter to be mounted therewith can be placed interior to the filter housing during shipment. A V-bank filter or a single-header box filter is positioned in the inlet opening, has a flange in general alignment with the sealing surface, and a plurality of filter media sections projecting away from the flange and into the housing interior. A seal is disposed between the flange of the V-bank or single-header box filter and sealing surface. A pre-filter, such as a panel filter, may be provided upstream from the primary filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Clarcor Air Filtration Products, Inc.
    Inventors: LaMonte A. Crabtree, Ronald Jay Geil, Jr., Richard Keith Chesson, Jr., Jeffrey A. Sinclair
  • Patent number: 9039855
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and apparatuses for assembling diapers, each including a chassis connected with front and back elastic belts. As discussed in more detail below, opposing end regions of the chassis are connected with regions of the elastic belts where the elasticity of the elastic belts has been removed or deactivated. An elastic laminate may be formed by continuously bonding elastic strands between a first continuous substrate layer and a second continuous substrate layer such that the elastic strands are bonded to both the first substrate layer and the second substrate layer in heavy-bond regions. And the elastic strands are bonded to the first substrate layer and/or the second substrate layer with in light-bond regions. The elastic strands are then intermittently deactivated by cutting the strands into one or more discrete pieces in the light-bond regions. The discrete pieces retract and remain in the light-bond regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Uwe Schneider, Gary Dean LaVon
  • Patent number: 9028632
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and apparatuses for assembling absorbent articles, and more particularly, diaper pants, each including a chassis connected with front and back elastic belts. As discussed in more detail below, opposing end regions of the chassis are connected with regions of the elastic belts where the elasticity of the elastic belts has been removed or deactivated. As discussed in more detail below, an elastic laminate may be formed by continuously bonding elastic strands between a first continuous substrate layer and a second continuous substrate layer. The elastic strands are then intermittently severed in light-bond regions of the elastic laminate. Adhesive on the laminate causes the severed elastic ends to retract or snap back from the light-bond regions at a relatively slower and/or controlled rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Uwe Schneider, Gary Dean LaVon
  • Publication number: 20150126952
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a liner/composite web for use in an absorbent article includes joining a leg elastic member to a web moving in a machine direction and joining a flap elastic member to the web. The flap elastic member is spaced from the leg elastic member. The web is folded to form a leg and flap elastics composite including an outer side edge. The web is joined to a substrate to form the liner/composite web. The liner/composite web is joined to a web of material such that the outer side edge of the leg and flap elastics composite is coterminous with one of a pair of laterally opposing side edges of the web of material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Luis Alberto Tenorio, Jeffrey Alan DeBroux, David Kyle Stankewicz, Darin Allen Engelhart, James Richard Schermerhorn, Michael Donald Sperl, Daniel Mark Duhm, Michael Lee Lohoff, Anita Marie-Nanette Gilgenbach, Kenneth James Quella
  • Patent number: 8945326
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods for manufacturing absorbent articles, and in particular, methods for making pre-fastened refastenable pant diapers. Aspects of the methods according to the present disclosure relate to the fabrication of refastenable pant diapers wherein discrete chassis are advanced in a machine direction such that the lateral axis is parallel with the machine direction. First side panels are then refastenably connected with the first waist region, and second side panels are permanently connected the second waist regions of the discrete chassis. The chassis are connected with discrete lengths of side panel material and/or connection zone material. The chassis are then folded, and the first and second side panels are subsequently bonded together. The article is then subjected to knife cut at or adjacent the bonded regions to create discrete, pre-fastened refastenable pant diapers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Gary Dean Lavon, Joseph Hung Lam, Kazuaki Tameishi, Koichi Morimoto, Yoichiro Yamamoto, Norman Gorospe Juguilon
  • Publication number: 20140338823
    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: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: John C. Files, Scott Beckstrom
  • Patent number: 8888941
    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: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Bradford Company
    Inventor: Judson A. Bradford
  • Patent number: 8845503
    Abstract: A method comprising the steps of: carrying a continuous sheet W1 which is an external sheet 3 being continuous in the longitudinal direction X perpendicular to the girth direction Y; carrying a continuous laminate W2 which is an absorbent body 2 being continuous in the longitudinal direction X perpendicular to the girth direction Y; cutting off a tip portion of the continuous laminate W2 in the carrying direction X1 to obtain absorbent bodies 2 one after another; separating the cut-off absorbent bodies 2 from each other in the longitudinal direction X of the absorbent bodies; placing the absorbent bodies 2 in a detatchable manner and intermittently on the continuous sheet W1; and severing the continuous sheet W1 between the absorbent bodies 2, thereby obtaining individual worn articles 1 each having the absorbent body 2 placed on the external sheet 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Zuiko Corporation
    Inventor: Toyoshi Umebayashi
  • Patent number: 8840743
    Abstract: Method for fabricating a balloon catheter including providing an inner tubular member having a distal section and a distal end with a lumen extending therein and forming a balloon having a distal leg with a first segment having a first diameter and a first wall thickness and a second segment having a second wall thickness. The second diameter is greater than the first diameter and the first wall thickness is greater than the second wall thickness. The distal end section of the inner tubular member can be positioned in the balloon and bonded to the first segment while reducing the diameter of the second segment. Method also provided for fabricating a multilayer balloon catheter including removing at least a portion of an outer layer from the distal leg of the balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Wantink, Jeong S. Lee, Justin K. Mann
  • Patent number: 8815037
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing absorbent articles (9) includes feeding a longitudinal web (1) of web material having openings (16) such that spaced apart, opposing margins (18) of web material are formed between the respective opening and opposing longitudinal edges of the web material; carrying out a folding action (20) of folding the web about itself along its longitudinal direction; carrying out a second (30) folding action of folding at least a portion of the web along its longitudinal direction; after the second folding action, forming a joint (46) in the web, the joint being formed at least in a part of the region in which the opposing margins have been brought together by the second folding action; finally separating (8) the web through the joint to separate an individual absorbent article from the end of the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Lucas Bäck, Lennart Nilsson
  • Patent number: 8784593
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an absorbent article includes joining, one longitudinal end portion of a main absorbent body base material to a back-side band base material and another longitudinal end portion of the absorbent body base material to the abdominal-side band base material, folding the main absorbent body base material and overlapping the back-side band base material with the abdominal-side band base material, temporarily joining the overlapped back-side band base material and abdominal-side band base material cutting the temporarily joined back-side band base material and abdominal-side band base material and forming a back-side band base material piece and an abdominal-side band base material piece, and transporting the back-side band base material piece, the abdominal-side band base material piece and the main absorbent body base material in a transport direction with the back-side band base material piece and the abdominal-side band base material piece in a temporarily joined state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Ogasawara, Noriaki Ito
  • Patent number: 8771449
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a method for making disposable diapers so improved that no displacement of the absorbent core from the middle between a pair of the leg elastic members. The method comprises the step P1 of bonding under tension elastic members to webs continuously fed in a machine direction MD to form front and rear sheet members the step P2 of bonding an absorbent panel provided along opposite long sides of a rectangle with a pair of elastic members for a crotch region and including an absorbent core bonded thereto so as to be symmetric about an imaginary center line bisecting a distance between a pair of the elastic members for the crotch region to the front and rear sheet members at regular intervals and the step P3 of cutting the front and rear sheet members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Shunsuke Takino, Yuki Maeda, Hiroyuki Tanji
  • Patent number: 8764927
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing elasticated webs including discontinous elastic threads, and methods for manufacturing articles from such elasticated webs. Apparatus for carrying out the methods. Further, elasticated webs and articles which can be manufactured using the methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventor: Lucas Bäck
  • Patent number: 8753466
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method of making disposable absorbent garments includes providing an outer cover web having front and back waist edges; attaching elastomeric front and back body panel webs to the outer cover web. The front and back body panel webs comprise an elastomeric film laminate. Portions of the outer cover web are removed to define a series of spaced apart holes. The elastomeric front body panel web defines a front body panel web width that extends at least 50% of a shortest distance extending from the front waist edge to each hole, and the elastomeric back body panel web defines a back body panel width that extends at least 50% of a shortest distance extending from the back waist edge to each hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventor: Russell E. Thorson
  • Patent number: 8741084
    Abstract: A tape laminating machine having a compaction roller lays up composite tape over a substrate having a convex radius. The compaction roller folds the tape as it moves over the convex radius, while simultaneously pivoting about a trailing edge of the tape to prevent the compaction roller from lifting off the tape laid just before the convex radius.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Robert A. Kisch, James Blades Andersen
  • Publication number: 20140144589
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for producing folded edges in a film in-process, and compositions of such film are provided. A method of folding edges includes: separating a first idler roll and a second idler roll by a first distance; positioning a plurality of folding guides between the first idler roll and the second idler roll; separating adjacent sections of film having a majority layer comprising a Ziegler Natta catalyzed linear low density polyethylene copolymer resin having molecules that inherently lack long chain branching, wherein a majority of said molecules are oriented in a substantially longitudinal direction due to an induced strain, and inducing two folds with each folding guide, thereby causing an edge of each section of film to turn under 180° and cling to a bottom surface of the section of film; and moving the adjacent sections of film from the folding guides to the second idler roll.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: Paragon Films, Inc.
    Inventors: Shaun Eugene Pirtle, Khurrum Shamsi
  • Patent number: 8715442
    Abstract: A tubular lateral pipe lining material is configured to be inserted into a lateral pipe which intersects with a main pipe in order to repair the lateral pipe. The tubular lateral pipe lining material has a flexible tubular resin-absorbing material impregnated with an uncured curable liquid resin. The tubular resin-absorbing material has one end that is folded back. A flange member, over which the folded-back end of the tubular resin-absorbing material is pressed, is made of a thermoplastic resin. An adhesive is applied over the flange member and the folded-back end of the tubular-absorbing material to bond the tubular resin-absorbing material to the flange member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Shonan Gosei-Jushi Seisakusho K.K.
    Inventors: Takao Kamiyama, Koji Kaneta, Kenji Fujii, Fuminori Tanaka
  • 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: 8647459
    Abstract: A method of preparing and applying folded leaflets or coupons to packets in a cigarette packer includes the steps of cutting single leaflets from a continuous strip material, scoring them with transverse crease lines and then causing each one to wrap around one of a set of winding members operating in conjunction with a fixed restraint; a leading portion of the leaflet is taken up by the winding member, which is then set in rotation while also revolving in close proximity to the restraint, in such a way as to bend the leaflet along the crease lines and form a succession of folds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: G.D S.p.A.
    Inventor: Mario Spatafora
  • Patent number: 8641848
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for combining elongated strips is provided. The strips are wrapped with a flexible material that may include a reinforcement layer and other layers such as adhesives whereby the strips can be bonded to one another. Additionally, layers of e.g., a stabilizing material may be added to one or both sides of the intermediate formed by the elongated strips and flexible material. The stabilizing material can be e.g., layers of a scrim and/or one or more layers of material that are impregnated with a resin to add strength to the intermediate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Frank M. Pitman, Ryan W. Johnson, Michael Tompkins, Anthony S. Brandon
  • Patent number: 8613165
    Abstract: A hip and ridge shingle having a plurality of sections that may be folded onto one another and secured in folded positions, the shingle being capable of being folded into a plurality of different configurations such as a bullnose configuration and a straight edge configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Sampco Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Shane Bleil, Scott Kazura, Gary Tibbetts
  • Patent number: 8597452
    Abstract: Methods for stretching nonwoven substrate material to reduce the basis weight of the material while maintaining or increasing thickness is disclosed. Additionally, the stretched substrate materials provide the same or improved strength as compared to conventional nonwoven materials and provide a softer feel to the user's skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventor: John David Amundson
  • Patent number: 8596324
    Abstract: A web conveying apparatus configured to convey a pair of webs folded in the cross direction CD with reference to a folding line. The web conveying apparatus includes a crotch hold bar configured to hold an intermediate web in a conveyable manner with the folded intermediate web stretched in a direction in which the crotch portions get away from the waistline portions; and a conveying mechanism configured to convey the intermediate web and hands over the intermediate web to a joint apparatus and a cutting apparatus, while the crotch portions are being held by the crotch hold bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroki Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20130264008
    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: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventor: Judson A. Bradford
  • Patent number: 8545658
    Abstract: Systems are provided for fabricating a plurality of possible pleat packs used in the formation of circumferentially pleated filter sleeves comprising a substantially horizontal contact surface, a pleating machine having cutting structure, operatively positioned proximate the substantially horizontal contact plane, for delivering continuous upstanding pleat packs of a predetermined pleat formation to the horizontal contact surface, structure for guiding the upstanding pleat packs received from the pleating machine into a flattened condition, structure for securing the pleat packs in the flattened condition and structure for forming the flattened pleat packs into a predetermined length for subsequent formation into sleeves of circumferential pleats. Methods for fabricating a plurality of possible pleat packs used in the formation of circumferentially pleated filter sleeves are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Aaron Spearin, Craig Spisinski, Mahesh Z. Patel, Keith Wesner, Jack H. Vining, Jr., James Beausoleil
  • Publication number: 20130243982
    Abstract: In one example embodiment, a laminated film includes an extruded ribbed first film portion that includes multiple ribs, where consecutive ribs are separated by webs that are integral with the ribs. The laminated film also includes an un-ribbed second film portion, and a region of discontinuous lamination between the first film portion and the second film portion. The region of discontinuous lamination includes multiple regions where the first and second film portions are bonded together, and multiple regions where the first and second film portions are not bonded together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: THE GLAD PRODUCTS COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael G. Borchardt, Theodore J. Fish, Kenneth E. Cisek, Robert T. Dorsey
  • Patent number: 8506740
    Abstract: Certain processes for manufacturing an electrochemical sensor module include molding first and second opposing portions of a sensor module housing onto a carrier; installing an electrode arrangement on the first portion of the sensor module housing; folding the carrier to align the first portion of the sensor module housing with the second portion; and joining the first and second portions of the sensor module housing. The carrier can be advanced amongst different stations that perform the various process steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Pepex Biomedical, LLC
    Inventor: James L. Say
  • Patent number: 8480833
    Abstract: An intravaginal device has a fluid storage element and at least one fluid transport element in fluid communication with the fluid storage element. It is produced by providing an individual sheet of material having properties useful to move bodily fluids, attaching the individual sheet to a substantially cylindrical fluid storage element to form the at least one fluid storage element, folding the fluid storage element, and packaging the resultant device. The at least one fluid transport element is capable of extending radially away from the fluid storage element during use. The invention also includes alternative methods of forming the intravaginal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: McNeil-PPC, Inc.
    Inventors: Curt Binner, Samuel C. Carasso, David J. Chase, Erin Marsee, Tara Glasgow, David L. Kimball, Julia K. Iris, Tony C. Ng
  • Patent number: 8460495
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided to allow for creation of a configured laminate of a non-woven material, to which a character strip is applied, the character strip exposed by either heat severing and removal of overlying materials, or intermittent application of overlying materials to leave the desired portions of the character strip exposed. A simultaneously formed core insert is applied to a preformed chassis web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Curt G. Joa, Inc.
    Inventor: John A. McCabe
  • Patent number: 8454782
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing a disposable diaper by supplying a continuous web of flat material in a longitudinal direction for the forming of the side portions, forming first material clearances along a first cutting line at a side edge) of the web of flat material to produce contoured cutouts in the web of flat material, an imaginary parallel line PL, which is parallel to the longitudinal direction and placed at the point P of maximum extent of the cutout transversely in relation to the longitudinal direction, defining an outer sub-region and an inner sub-region of the web of flat material, folding the web of flat material about at least one first folding line running in the longitudinal direction, the folding line running within the outer sub-region, severing longitudinal portions of the folded web of flat material, undetachably fixing the portions of material to a respective longitudinal edge of a web for the main part of the diaper for the forming of side portions, forming sec
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Paul Hartmann AG
    Inventor: Wolfgang Ostertag
  • Patent number: 8439813
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a top sheet material or back sheet material for use in the manufacture of disposable absorbent articles including the steps of: a) splitting a continuous first web of sheet material having substantially straight side edges into a second and third continuous web by an alternating concave-convex cutting line cut in a longitudinal direction along the continuous first web, the cutting line being distanced from both side edges of the continuous first web; b) shifting the second continuous web in a lateral direction in relation to the third continuous web so that the substantially straight edges of the second and third continuous webs are parallel to and adjacent to each other and longitudinally shifting the second continuous web so that the series of concave edge portions and the series of convex edge portions of the second and third continuous webs are longitudinally aligned with each other; c) directly or indirectly joining the substantially straight edges of the second and third contin
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Lucas Bäck, Ulrika Carlson
  • Patent number: 8440039
    Abstract: It includes: a carrying step of carrying a continuous member of a combined web in a direction perpendicular to a girth direction Y; a first folding step of folding a girth portion 3, while performing the carrying step, so that a non-skin-contact surface 3b of the girth portion 3 lies on a non-skin-contact surface 3b of one of first and second side flaps; a second folding step of folding the first and second side flaps, while performing the carrying step and after the first folding step, so that skin-contact surfaces 3a of the first and second side flaps lie on skin-contact surfaces 3a of a back portion and a front portion; a cut-off step of cutting the continuous member into individual worn articles, after the second folding step; and a third folding step of folding the individual worn articles so that a first fastener member 31 provided on a skin-contact surface 3a of the girth portion 3 lies on a second fastener member 32 provided on a non-skin-contact surface 3b of the other one of the first and second sid
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Zuiko Corporation
    Inventor: Masaki Nakakado
  • Patent number: 8382928
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a pants-type diaper of the present invention includes: a step of carrying a diaper body in a longitudinal direction X; a first folding step of folding a side panel 3 along a first line L1 extending in the longitudinal direction; a first attachment step of attaching first end portions 31 of a pair of side panels 3 to end portions 20a (21a), opposing each other in a girth direction Y, of the front portion 20 or the back portion 21; a second folding step of folding the diaper body 2 along a second line L2 extending along the girth direction Y so that the front portion 20 and the back portion 21 lie on each other; and a second attachment step of attaching second end portions 32 of the pair of side panels 3 to end portions, opposing each other in the girth direction Y, of the back portion 21 or the front portion 20, to which the side panel 3 has not been attached in the first attachment step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Zuiko Corporation
    Inventor: Toyoshi Umebayashi
  • Publication number: 20130042589
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a filter including filter media and a continuous substrate coated on at least one surface with a hot melt adhesive. The hot melt adhesive includes a polymer and alternately, at least one additional component selected from the group consisting of tackifying agent, wax and filler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Inventors: Michael J. Chanak, Dennis A. Bradshaw, John T. Channon
  • Publication number: 20120318273
    Abstract: A method of making a face mask is disclosed. The method includes providing an elastic nonwoven web continuous in a machine direction, the elastic nonwoven web having a central lane extending in the machine direction; bonding a filtering web to the central lane of the elastic nonwoven web to provide a layered web, the filtering web being continuous in the machine direction and having a cross-web width that is substantially the same as the cross-web width of the central lane; and stamping a face mask into the layered web. A face mask and a continuous layered web having a plurality of face masks disposed thereon are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventor: Alexander C. Tsuei