Encasing Or Enveloping The Configured Lamina Patents (Class 156/213)
  • Patent number: 10843225
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for enhancing resistance to delamination of a coating layer applied to a rigid, monolithic substrate (204, 404). The method comprises forming a plurality of holes (208, 408) on the substrate (204, 404), to define passages from a first operative surface to a second operative surface of the substrate (204, 404). The first operative surface is coated with a first coating material and the second operative surface is coated with a second coating material, to obtain a first operative surface having a first coating layer (202, 402), and a second operative surface having a second coating layer (206, 406). A portion of the first coating material and/or the second coating material is allowed to flow through the passages to configure contiguous ties (210, 410) between the first and the second coating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventors: Manoj Harilal Akkad, Vipin Vithalbhai Patel
  • Patent number: 10792905
    Abstract: The invention provides a process to manufacture multilayer laminated packaging material to produce carton packages comprising the steps of: feeding a paperboard layer to a laminating equipment; laminating at least one inner layer onto a non-printable inner face of said paperboard layer, thereby forming a web of a multilayer laminated packaging material, wherein the at least one laminated inner layer forms a protective sealing and odour, light and gas barrier layer; winding said web of the multilayer laminated packaging material to form a master roll; feeding said master roll containing the web of the multilayer laminated packaging material to a printing equipment; printing a commercial artwork onto a printable outer face of the paperboard layer of the web of the multilayer laminated packaging material, opposed to said non-printable inner face; winding the printed web of the multilayer laminated packaging material to form a printed master roll; and slitting the printed master roll to form rolls of smaller widt
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventor: Sergio R. Romeiro
  • Patent number: 10639565
    Abstract: A method for producing a filter element for filtering fluids, such as hydraulic fluids, lubricants or fuels, includes the following steps: a) providing at least one section of a filter mat web (14) made of one or more layers of at least one filter medium; b) connecting the ends of the at least one section to form an annular body (12) and placing that annular body onto a support pipe (16); c) wrapping at least one cutout of a film web (8) around the outside of the annular body (12) located on the support pipe (16) and d) placing end areas (24) of the at least one cutout of the film web (8) one on top of the other and connecting the overlapping end areas (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: HYDAC FILTERTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventor: Harald Mees
  • Patent number: 10632493
    Abstract: An applicator for applying adhesive to a moving web has a housing with an interior chamber, an inlet and a discharge port. The inlet and discharge port are in fluid communication with the interior chamber. A rotor is disposed within the interior chamber of the housing. The rotor has a body and a nonlinear channel extending about at least a portion of the body. The nonlinear channel is selectively positionable for fluid communication with the inlet and the discharge port of the housing such that adhesive flowing into the housing through the inlet flows through and is directed by the nonlinear channel to the discharge port in the housing. The rotor is rotatable relative to the housing to change the position of the nonlinear channel relative to the discharge port and thereby change the location from which adhesive flows from the discharge port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventor: Gregory J. Rajala
  • Patent number: 10518138
    Abstract: A sports ball outer casing comprising a ball-shape frame (4) defining a plurality of openings (6, 6a, 6b) and a plurality of panels (8), each panel being secured to the frame to cover a respective one of said plurality of openings. In this construction the frame provides a ‘skeleton’-like structure that can follow what would be the seam lines between panels in a conventional ball casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventor: Adam Lyon
  • Patent number: 10522807
    Abstract: Rechargeable electrochemical battery cell having a housing (1), a positive electrode (11), a negative electrode (10) and an electrolyte (9) which contains SO2 and a conducting salt of the active metal of the cell, wherein at least one of the electrodes (11) is enveloped by a sheath (13) made from a glass fiber textile material, the areal extent of the sheath (13) made from glass fiber textile material being greater than the surface area of the electrode (11), so that the glass fiber textile material extends beyond the limit (14) of the electrode, the electrode, and two layers (15, 16) of the glass fiber textile material which cover the electrode (11) on both sides are connected to one another at the edge of the electrode (11) by an edge connection (17).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: INNOLITH ASSTE AG
    Inventors: Markus Borck, Laurent Zinck
  • Patent number: 10465703
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods and systems for an airfoil of a gas turbine engine. An airfoil of a gas turbine engine may comprise an airfoil body having a body contact surface, and an airfoil edge coupled to the body contact surface, wherein at least one of the airfoil body or airfoil edge comprises a fiber metal laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Andrew Pope
  • Patent number: 10464288
    Abstract: A foam product includes a foam core, a soft skin covering the foam core, and a base structure on which the foam core is disposed. The foam core of expanded beads has an outer surface on which some outermost beads of the expanded beads are exposed and bulging outward with different heights to form a bubbly texture. The foam skin has an inner surface attached to the outer surface of the foam core, and has at its inner surface a plurality of concave cavities each matedly surrounding a respective one of the bulging, outermost beads on the outer surface of the foam core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: AGIT GLOBAL IP HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Tzong In Yeh
  • Patent number: 10420693
    Abstract: An actuator delivers mechanical vibrations to the body of a subject. The actuator includes a piezoelectric element, electrodes in electrical communication with an electrical source and the piezoelectric element to drive the piezoelectric element, a polymeric protective layer encapsulating the piezoelectric element and part of the electrodes, and an enclosure attached to the protective layer. The actuator includes a space between the protective layer and the enclosure allowing desired modes of vibration to develop across a surface of the protective layer that encapsulated the piezoelectric element. The actuator can include a skin attachment article that has a mounting pad for attaching to the skin of the subject and for attaching the actuator. The skin attachment article has a cover that overlies the actuator and the mounting pad when the article is attached to the skin of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Perfuzia Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Shai Y. Schubert, Sagi Brink-Danan
  • Patent number: 10343384
    Abstract: Method and system for applying film to a plastic work piece to be cured, including providing a plastic work piece disposed on a surface of a base member, a free region remaining around the plastic work piece, an application frame having a frame housing with a frame opening and a frame edge enclosing the frame opening, and a film suitable for covering a plastic work piece during the curing thereof. Film is applied on the frame edge where the film covers the frame opening, and a lip region of the film is fastened to the frame edge. The application frame can move relative to the plastic work piece, where the plastic work piece passes through the frame opening until the frame edge, the lip region fastened thereto, is placed on the free region, wherein the film is deformed by the plastic work piece and rests against the plastic work piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Claas De Jong, Hendrik Palm, Thomas Meyn
  • Patent number: 10217541
    Abstract: A film comprising a copolycarbonate, wherein the film is a uniaxially-stretched, extruded film comprising at least one film region having: an average thickness of more than 0 and less than 14 micrometers with a standard deviation of 0.8 micrometer to 1.6 micrometers, a surface having a surface roughness average of less than 0.04 micrometer as measured by optical profilometry, a dielectric constant at 1 kHz and room temperature of at least 2.7, a dissipation factor at 1 kHz and room temperature of 1% or less, and a breakdown strength of at least 620 Volt/micrometer; and the copolycarbonate has a Tg of greater than 180° C. and comprises carbonate units derived from a bisphenol compound of the formula (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Norberto Silvi, Qin Chen, Gary Stephen Balch, James Alan Mahood
  • Patent number: 10189587
    Abstract: A process for a continuous production of an encapsulated component web by conveying at least two continuous encapsulation films along a longitudinal axis of a production line with at least one of the two continuous encapsulation films having an adhesive layer on an inner face thereof; inserting at least one encapsulatable component between the two continuous encapsulation films; conveying an assembly including the two continuous encapsulation films with the at least one encapsulatable component extending therebetween in a nip defined in between at least two contiguous rolls; and laminating the assembly to encapsulate the at least one encapsulatable component between the two continuous encapsulation films. There is also provided an apparatus for carrying out the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventor: Gaétan Demers
  • Patent number: 10159874
    Abstract: A luminous ball is provided, including a sphere, at least one covering spliced to wrap the sphere, at least one seam formed on an edge of the covering, a plurality of thread apertures disposed at two sides of the seam, at least one thread penetrating the plurality of thread apertures to stitch the edge of the covering between the two sides of the seam, and a light-emitting device disposed in the sphere. The light-emitting device includes a light-emitting unit, a power unit, and an electrical insulating unit breaking an electrical connection between the light-emitting unit and the power unit. The electrical insulating unit is removable. The electrical connection between the light-emitting unit and the power unit is provided when the electrical insulating unit is removed such that lights emitted by the light-emitting unit penetrate the sphere and are visible through the seam and the thread apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: BLACKSTAR CORP.
    Inventor: Wei-Hung Lin
  • Patent number: 9991588
    Abstract: A highly conductive fiber reinforced tubular antenna is composed of metal coated reinforcing fibers in a composite structure. The conductive fibers may be disposed in a tubular or cylindrical fashion unidirectionally parallel to or at an angle to the axis of the tube or cylinder, thus providing multifunctional properties of strength and conductivity. Alternatively, the conductive fibers may be non-woven in configuration and disposed on one or more wrapped layers to form the antenna. The fiber reinforced composites disclosed are both lighter and stronger than their metal counterparts, while the highly increased conductive surface area in the composite creates enhanced electrical or electromagnetic performance than tubular or cylindrical antennas made of metal or nonmetal composite structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignees: CONDUCTIVE COMPOSITES COMPANY, NORTH FORK COMPOSITES, LLC
    Inventors: George C. Hansen, Nathan D. Hansen, Jon S. Bial, Gary Loomis
  • Patent number: 9992874
    Abstract: Provided is a metal foil with a carrier as a laminated body in which a carrier A and a metal foil B are placed alternately, wherein the carrier A and the metal foil B respectively have a glossy surface, so-called ‘S surface’, and the said surfaces are laminated to face each other. The present invention relates to a copper foil with a carrier which is used for producing a single-sided laminated plate or a multilayer laminated plate of two or more layers for use in a printed wiring board. In particular, this copper foil with a carrier is used for producing a laminated plate, and its objective is to improve the handling performance during the production process of a printed board and reduce costs by increasing the yield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation
    Inventor: Masayuki Takamori
  • Patent number: 9909311
    Abstract: A ceiling system includes a grid support member, and first and second ceiling panels abutted at a joint. In the factory-supplied condition, each panel has a facing sheet already adhesively bonded to a central region of the panel. Perimeter portions of the facing are left un-bonded to an annular peripheral region of the surface surrounding the central region. This allows seams to be made in the field. The facing sheet comprises a cantilevered flap extending beyond a peripheral edge of the panel. During field installation, the flap of a first panel extends across the joint overlapping the second panel's un-bonded facing sheet in the peripheral region. The double thickness of facings is cut to form a seam laterally offset from the joint, which is concealed. A field applied or activated adhesive bonds the facing to the peripheral regions of each panel. A related installation method is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: AWI Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Christopher D. Gaydos, Brian L. Springer, Lori Jo L. Shearer, Scott L. Huntzinger
  • Patent number: 9844706
    Abstract: An inflatable game ball includes a cover formed from a plurality of panel segments attached along peripheral edges. Each panel segment an outer panel portion, having a first shape and a first size, and an inner panel portion, having the first shape and a second size, smaller than the first size. The outer panel portion is joined with the inner panel portion, such that peripheral edges of the outer panel portion are aligned, and parallel, with peripheral edges of the inner panel portion. An inflatable bladder is disposed within the cover and movable between deflated and fully-inflated conditions. When the inflatable bladder is deflated, an interior surface of the outer panel portions is separated from a top surface of the inner panel portions by a first distance. When the inflatable bladder is fully-inflated, the interior surface is in contact with the top surface of the inner panel portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark McNamee
  • Patent number: 9821195
    Abstract: A sport ball may include a casing and a bladder located within the casing. The casing may include a plurality of panel elements joined to each other with welds, and portions of the panel elements that include the welds may project toward an interior of the ball. A method of manufacturing a sport ball may include providing a plurality of casing elements that include a thermoplastic polymer material. Edges of the casing elements are welded to each other to join the casing elements. The casing elements may then be turned inside-out through an aperture formed by at least one of the casing elements, and the aperture may be sealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey C. Raynak, Vincent F. White
  • Patent number: 9802082
    Abstract: The sports ball (410) has an inner layer (416) and an outer panel (414). The inner layer (416) is secured to the outer panel (414) and several inner layers (416) and outer panels (414) are sewn together to form the sports ball (410). A strip (440) is positioned between the inner layer (416) and outer panel (414) under a white stripe (448) to raise the white stripe (448) on the sports ball (410) above the surrounding outer surface of the sports ball (410) to enhance grip. The sports ball (410) can be a football (412). A line of thread (424) can be stitched between the inner layer (416) and outer panel (414) on either side of the stripe (448) to enhance the shape retention of the sports ball (410), enhance grip and help keep the strip (440) in place. In a modification, a strip (480) is positioned between the inner layer (416) and outer panel (414) except under the white stripe (448) to form a void under the stripe (448) and enhance grip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventor: Christopher J. Calandro
  • Patent number: 9682286
    Abstract: The ball for ball games has a ball body and a spherical shell-shaped outer layer having a plurality of leather panels and disposed on the outside of the ball body. The plurality of leather panels each have a main body and an extending portion that is thinner than the main body and extends from a front-side portion of an outer end surface of the main body to configure an outer end surface of the leather panel. The extending portions of adjacent leather panels are bonded to each other with an adhesive and stitched together with a stitching thread. In the ball for ball games, the extending portion is provided with a reinforcing member for reinforcing an area thereof stitched with the stitching thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Inventors: Hideomi Shishido, Vikas Gupta, Vinod Mahajan
  • Patent number: 9682665
    Abstract: An interior trim for a motor vehicle involves a plastic interior trim, which is made to face the vehicle interior. The interior trim exhibits a trim part, for example which can have a plate-shaped design, and a gripping part, which may have an essentially cup-, trough-, pot- or shell-shaped design. The gripping part is designed as a single piece with the trim part, yielding a gripping trough in the interior trim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventor: Udo Keimig
  • Patent number: 9656374
    Abstract: An automotive assembly line tool system and method utilizing a heat-shrinkable bumper disposed around a portion of an assembly line tool for absorbing kinetic energy between the portion of the tool and a work-piece on an assembly line. The bumper may be a chemically cross-linked polyolefin heat-shrinkable material having a shore D hardness of 42 or less after being heat-shrunk. The bumper may be a tubular bumper that has a continuous outer surface around its circumference and a heavy wall that is highly split-resistant. The bumper may have a life term of at least one year in an automotive assembly line environment. By protecting the tools and equipment, chips and scratches on a work-piece on the assembly line may be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jocelyn Moctezuma, Zoram Florencio, Angel Alvarez
  • Patent number: 9622590
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for manufacturing a mattress generally includes an insertion station for applying an adhesive and inserting an innercore unit to a bucket to form an innercore unit/bucket assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: DREAMWELL, LTD.
    Inventor: Michael A. DiMarco
  • Patent number: 9616786
    Abstract: A vehicle seat having a tiltable unit provided in a receiving recess formed in a seatback, the vehicle seat including a stopper structure configured to keep the tiltable unit in the receiving recess, wherein the stopper structure is configured so that a protrusion piece provided to one of an inner peripheral part of the receiving recess and an outer peripheral part of the tiltable unit is pressed against the other, and wherein the protrusion piece is arranged to be sandwiched between a seat cover, which covers a general plane of the one of the inner peripheral part of the receiving recess and the outer peripheral part of the tiltable unit, and a seat pad covered with the seat cover, and the protrusion piece forms a protrusion shape protruding further than the general plane and pressed against the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kengo Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9482102
    Abstract: A method of reinforcing a mechanical part, for example a turbine engine part, the part being made by assembling together two portions, the method including: inserting reinforcing mechanisms of elongate shape at least in part in at least one recess formed in one of the portions and opening out into a junction surface between the portions; and assembling the two portions together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventors: Gilles Charles Casimir Klein, Jean-Michel Patrick Maurice Franchet, Gilbert Michel Marin Leconte, Dominique Magnaudeix
  • Patent number: 9156610
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for packing products includes a dunnage product. The dunnage product includes a bracket engageable with a shipping container, a shaft connected to the bracket, and a number of elongated flexible members movable along the shaft. The elongated flexible members can be placed between the manufactured products during the packing process. The dunnage product is preferably reusable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: AM General LLC
    Inventor: John Keleher
  • Patent number: 9138942
    Abstract: A manufacturing apparatus employs three-dimensional (3D) printing technology and computer numerical controlled (CNC) positioning technology that creates composite structures of any size. The composite structures exhibit predefined characteristics suitable for different applications. The composite structures consist of plastic sheathing melded together to form bladders, as well as fabric impregnated with one or more resin-based compounds. The composite structures assume any of a myriad of predefined shapes. The composite structures exhibit fire-resistance, water-resistance, water containment, phase-change capability, ballistic protection, low weight, and may further be operable as a solar panel or be electrically conductive. The composite structures are optionally constructed with vias or pathways, through which pipes, electrical conduit, and other building materials may be threaded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: EXPANDABLE STRUCTURES, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Drever
  • Publication number: 20150148142
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are for decorating bowling balls. A spherical bowling ball inner core has opposing first and second hemispheres. Pressure is applied to adhere a first portion of a conformable decorative first film of material onto the first hemisphere. A combination of pressure and vacuum is applied to adhere a second portion of the first film of material onto the first hemisphere. Pressure is applied to adhere a first portion of a conformable decorative second film of material onto the second hemisphere. A combination of pressure and vacuum is applied to adhere a second portion of the second film of material onto the second hemisphere. Thereafter the bowling ball inner core is covered with a transparent outer cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: BRUNSWICK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Raymond Martin Edwards, Daniel L. LaPres
  • Patent number: 9005351
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system of encapsulating a hygroscopic salt tablet of the type used to absorb moisture in closed environments. Said encapsulation consists of seamless cloth, usually “non-woven”, arranged so that it includes folds that minimize the air chamber between the tablet and the covering thereof. Said arrangement allows the tablet to work more effectively than other similar ones by eliminating the resistance that the air causes to the absorption of moisture. Said tablet begins to work when the ambient moisture is greater than 55%-60% and is used inside a plastic device that has slots to absorb the moist air and has a bottom container for deposit of a brine resulting from the process of absorbing moisture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Jose Tornel Garcia
  • Patent number: 8945327
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sandwich component, which comprises a honeycomb core (1) having a plurality of webs (1?) and at least one cover layer (2, 3), wherein the honeycomb core (1) is made of a cellulose-based material, in particular paper. The cover layer (2, 3) is formed from a fiber-reinforced semifinished product having a thermoplastic material matrix, wherein the webs (1?) of the honeycomb core (1) are partially received into the thermoplastic material matrix of the cover layer (2, 3) at connection points (A) to the cover layer (2, 3) so that the sandwich component is bonded. The invention further relates to production methods for the sandwich component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Benno Stamp, Sebastian Iwan, Hubert Bieder, Ralph Greiner, Tino Zucker, Wolfgang Nendel
  • Publication number: 20150000823
    Abstract: A curved display panel manufacturing method is provided. The curved display panel manufacturing method in which a display panel in a desired curved shape is manufactured using a prefabricated flat liquid crystal panel including a lower substrate and an upper substrate formed of glass and opposite each other, each of the lower substrate and an upper substrate being provided with a polarizing plate, and a liquid crystal layer formed between the lower substrate and the upper substrate, includes separating the polarizing plates from the lower substrate and the upper substrate, removing the outer surface of the liquid crystal panel to reduce the lower substrate and the upper substrate from which the polarizing plates are separated to a designated thickness, and bending the liquid crystal panel having the removed outer surface in a desired curved shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Yong Beom KIM, Woon Yong PARK
  • Publication number: 20140352878
    Abstract: The invention provides a new method and apparatus for continuously coating solid dosage forms such as caplets by aligning and dispensing multiple solid dosage forms between two sheets of coating material as they enter cavities of a mold. The coating sheets must be flexible and ductile to practice the invention and must adhere to each other and to the solid dosage form, either because of their self-adhering nature or because of an additional adhering agent present in or on the coating sheet. The present invention also relates to a method and apparatus for orienting and molding an array of small solid products between two sheets, for example, in packaging. The present invention also related to a method for using material fabricated into a flexible, ductile sheet to coat solid objects in a mold. The apparatus of this invention can be linked to an overall system for continuously making coated solid dosage forms or other coated or packaged items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Newman Aguas Navarro, Carlos Salazar Altamar
  • Publication number: 20140348934
    Abstract: A rotary die system that includes first and second axially aligned, coacting rotary dies positioned adjacent one another. Each die includes a working surface having a plurality of recesses defined therein. The recesses in the first die are each configured to align with a recess in the second die to form a product cavity upon coaction of the first and second dies. The product cavity is configured to receive a product. Each recess in at least one of the first or second dies includes a pin therein that is configured to puncture a film that at least partially surrounds the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: BARLEAN'S ORGANIC OILS, LLC
    Inventor: John Puckett
  • Publication number: 20140338538
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system of encapsulating a hygroscopic salt tablet of the type used to absorb moisture in closed environments. Said encapsulation consists of seamless cloth, usually “non-woven”, arranged so that it includes folds that minimize the air chamber between the tablet and the covering thereof. Said arrangement allows the tablet to work more effectively than other similar ones by eliminating the resistance that the air causes to the absorption of moisture. Said tablet begins to work when the ambient moisture is greater than 55%-60% and is used inside a plastic device that has slots to absorb the moist air and has a bottom container for deposit of a brine resulting from the process of absorbing moisture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: Jose Tornel Garcia
  • Patent number: 8845845
    Abstract: A carbon fiber tubular pole and method of construction thereof. The pole includes a left in place lightweight mandrel, preferably formed of tubular polyvinylchloride or cardboard, which substantially reduces cost of manufacture. Moreover, an outer tubular glass fiber sleeve over a tubular carbon fiber sleeve resin saturated through and through maintains the aesthetic appearance of the black carbon fiber while substantially strengthening the end product. A second outer layer of a mixture of resin and colloidal silica over the cured resin layer adds shine and increases smoothness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventors: Nanette L. Hultgren, Steven C. Austin
  • Patent number: 8846177
    Abstract: Methods and systems for adhering internal components in a portable computing device are described. In some embodiments, an internal component adhesive removal system can include a conforming wrapper. In one embodiment, the conforming wrapper can wrap around a portion of an outer surface of the internal component. The conforming wrapper can secure and at least partially enclose the internal component such that the internal component is sufficiently constrained to protect the internal component from damage during movement of the portable computing device during normal use. In some embodiments, the wrapper comprises one or more shock absorbing features. In some embodiments, the wrapper comprises a feature configured to tear to facilitate removal of the internal component from the portable computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventors: Matthew P. Casebolt, Kathleen A. Bergeron, William F. Leggett, Christiaan A. Ligtenberg, David M. Rockford
  • Patent number: 8822199
    Abstract: Reaction jacket for a photosynthetic reactor, configured to float on an expanse of water and to define a gas/liquid culture medium diphasic flow path between first and second openings of the reaction jacket, the jacket including two sheaths, outer and inner, respectively, at least partially made from a material transparent to light radiation, the inner sheath extending inside the outer sheath such that these sheaths define an inter-sheath space between them in fluid connection with the first opening of the jacket, where the outer sheath has an open proximal end and a closed distal end, and the inner sheath has an open proximal end in fluid connection with the second opening of the jacket and a distal end provided with at least one communication orifice between the inside of the inner sheath and the inter-sheath space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Microphyt
    Inventors: Arnaud Muller-Feuga, Michel Lemar
  • Patent number: 8790477
    Abstract: A vacuum heat insulator small in limitation in shape of applicable objects, and wide in application is presented. A vacuum heat insulator is formed of a plurality of core members of thickness of 5 mm or less made of glass fiber shaped nearly in a regular octagonal shape, being coated with a gas barrier enveloping member and evacuated in side. The core members are shaped in octagon, and disposed in lattice layout at specified intervals so as to form folding lines in four directions of vertical, lateral and oblique 45-degree directions, parallel to each side. In order that the plurality of core members may be located in independent spaces individually, the entire surface of the enveloping member around the core members is formed as heat seal parts, and it is foldable in four directions and is flexible. By cutting the heat seal parts along the core members so as to leave about 3 mm in the periphery, a vacuum heat insulator of any desired shape and wide effective heat insulating area can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohisa Tenra, Takao Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 8784592
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for manufacturing flat, single or double curved core composites 1, 23 with at least one folded honeycomb core 4, 19. Prior to applying the initially not yet hardened cover layers 2, 3, 13, 22 a curable and later removable core filler material 15, 16 is introduced into full-length drainage-enabling channels 5, 6 of the folded honeycomb core 4, 19 in order to prevent telegraphing of the cover layers 2, 3, 13, 22 into the channels 5, 6 of the folded honeycomb core when arranging and/or hardening the cover layers 2, 3, 13, 22 and to produce edge-free and polygon-free surfaces of the core composite 1, 23. The core composites 1, 23 made according to the method have optimum structural mechanical properties, an ideal surface quality from the aerodynamic and aesthetic point of view, whereby a direct reprocessing of the core composites 1, 23 is possible without the need for further time and cost-intensive as well as in some circumstances weight-increasing finishing steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Kolax, Wolf-Dietrich Dolzinski
  • Patent number: 8778123
    Abstract: A carbon fiber tubular pole and method of construction thereof. The pole includes a left in place lightweight mandrel, preferably formed of tubular polyvinylchloride or cardboard, which substantially reduces cost of manufacture. A socket is formed in the carbon fiber tubular pole for receiving an adjacent carbon fiber tubular pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventors: Nanette L Hultgren, Steven C Austin
  • Patent number: 8778114
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a shaped counter top edge includes heating a sheet laminate to an elevated temperature, bending the sheet laminate to a formed laminate, and applying adhesive to at least one of the formed laminate or a substrate comprising a substrate upper face, a substrate lower face, and a substrate shaped edge positioned between the substrate upper face and the substrate lower face. The method also includes positioning the formed laminate proximate to the substrate upper face, the substrate lower face, and the substrate shaped edge, and clamping the formed laminate to the substrate upper face, the substrate lower face, and the substrate shaped edge of the substrate with a clamping press assembly until the adhesive cures to form a substrate/laminate assembly from the formed laminate and the substrate. The method further includes cutting a portion of the substrate/laminate assembly to form the shaped counter top edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: The Diller Corporation
    Inventors: Matt Dufinetz, John Pehr
  • Publication number: 20140177138
    Abstract: A housing component of a handheld electronic device, the housing component comprising a cellular material which has a density of from 0.02 to 0.6 g/cc and a Young's modulus of from 32 to 5500 Mpa, the cellular material being three-dimensionally shaped to form a substantially resilient body. There is also disclosed a method of manufacturing a housing component of a handheld electronic device, the method comprising the steps of: a. providing a cellular material; and b. three-dimensionally shaping the cellular material to form a substantially resilient body in the form of a housing component of a handheld electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Gurit (USA) Inc
    Inventors: Garry Christopher JOLLIFFE, Chai Zachary Pocknett, Sam Shehyee Ang, Richard Alden Downs-Honey, Matthew Evan Bodoff
  • Publication number: 20140144698
    Abstract: A wire harness includes a wire harness main body and a protective member. The wire harness main body includes a trunk line and a branch line branching from the trunk line. In a state where a non-woven member covers the trunk line and a base end of the branch line, the protective member is formed by hot pressing a portion of the non-woven member covering at least the trunk line. A portion of the protective member covering the base end of the branch line is formed to be more pliable than a portion covering the trunk line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi SATO, Isamu HAMAMOTO, Tetsuya SONODA, Osamu SATOU, Yasuki TAKEUCHI
  • Patent number: 8728263
    Abstract: A composite structure is provided including a first fabric and a second fabric. A substantially elongate and substantially rigid first member is spaced apart from and coupled with the first fabric via the second fabric. A resin substantially is infused into the first fabric and the second fabric, and substantially encapsulates the first member to form a unitary structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Alexander Velicki, Patrick J. Thrash
  • Publication number: 20140130965
    Abstract: Methods of forming a stent-graft prosthesis including two layers of ePTFE with at least one stent positioned between or encapsulated within the ePTFE layers include utilizing one or more direct heating elements that are positioned within or in close proximity to a mandrel upon which the stent-graft prosthesis is placed in order to reduce the temperature and/or time required to couple the two ePTFE layers together. An internal heating element may be positioned within a lumen of the mandrel and/or an external heating element may circumferentially surround the mandrel in close proximity thereto. The direct heating elements may be utilized to couple the two layers of ePTFE together without an adhesive or melt layer therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Banks, Asim Malik, Meghan Pearson, Christyne Davidian
  • Publication number: 20140096889
    Abstract: Methods and systems for adhering internal components in a portable computing device are described. In some embodiments, an internal component adhesive removal system can include a conforming wrapper. In one embodiment, the conforming wrapper can wrap around a portion of an outer surface of the internal component. The conforming wrapper can secure and at least partially enclose the internal component such that the internal component is sufficiently constrained to protect the internal component from damage during movement of the portable computing device during normal use. In some embodiments, the wrapper comprises one or more shock absorbing features. In some embodiments, the wrapper comprises a feature configured to tear to facilitate removal of the internal component from the portable computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventors: Matthew P. CASEBOLT, Kathleen A. BERGERON, William F. LEGGETT, Christiaan A. LIGTENBERG, David M. ROCKFORD
  • Publication number: 20140034179
    Abstract: A system of insulation and jacketing of industrial equipment is provided comprising an insulation layer comprising one or more layers of insulation applied to an outer surface of the equipment and a jacketing layer applied and adhered to an outer surface of the insulation layer. An outer surface of an outermost layer of insulation is conditioned to form a smooth outer surface and promote adhesion of the jacketing layer to the insulation layer. A method of insulating and jacketing industrial equipment is also provided comprising the steps of applying an insulation layer to an outer surface of the equipment, conditioning an outer surface of an outermost layer of insulation and applying and adhering a jacketing layer to an outer surface of the insulation layer. Conditioning the insulation layer serves to smoothen the outer surface and promote adhesion of the jacketing layer to the insulation layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventor: Calvin Doyle HEYDEN
  • Publication number: 20140008009
    Abstract: A mold (10) according to the present invention is a mold for molding a surface of a laminate (60) when curing the laminate (60) obtained by laminating prepreg (62). The mold (10) has a planar plate shape and elastically deforms from the planar plate shape into a shape corresponding to a shape of the laminate (60), thereby being capable of coming tight into contact with the laminate (60). Thereby, a mold which is easy to handle can be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2011
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshikazu Sana, Akihito Sakai, Akiro Murai, Yasuhiro Takenaka, Kazuyoshi Kawano, Tomoya Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8591678
    Abstract: A vacuum forming machine includes a holder arranged to hold a decorative sheet, upper and lower boxes separated by the decorative sheet and the holder, a pressure reducer arranged to reduce pressures inside the upper and lower boxes, a first valve arranged to adjust a degree of pressure reduction inside the upper box, a second valve arranged to adjust a degree of pressure reduction inside the lower box, a heater arranged to heat the decorative sheet, a temperature information collector arranged to collect temperature information about the temperature of the decorative sheet, and a controller programmed to control opening/closing operations of the first and second valves by reference to the temperature information while the pressure reducer is operating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yasuo Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20130292043
    Abstract: Composite fiber reinforced balloons for medical devices prepared by applying a web of fibers to the exterior of a preformed underlying balloon and encasing the web with a matrix material to form a composite balloon. The fiber web is applied to at least the cone portion of the underlying balloon form. Either the cone portion of the underlying balloon form, or the web fibers applied to said cone portion, or both, have a friction-enhancing material coated thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Scott R. Schewe, Jeffrey S. Lindquist, David Meister, John J. Chen, Daniel J. Horn, Irina Nazarova