Flexible Sheet To Cylinder Lamina Patents (Class 156/215)
  • Patent number: 10293967
    Abstract: An apparatus for labeling a container includes a label-strip feed that provides a label strip having individual labels to be separated by cutting. A first portion of the strip abuts a first transfer-device that causes slippage between the first portion and itself. A cutting device cuts a length of the strip to create a cut label. A portion of the length abuts a second transfer-portion prior to cutting. A holding force generated by this second transfer-device causes slippage between the portion of the length and the second transfer-device. After the cutting device creates the cut label, it transports the cut label. Either one of the two transfer-devices is a linearly-conveying transfer device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Krämer, Lutz Deckert
  • Patent number: 10227789
    Abstract: A method is described for reinforcing to extend the life of a planted pole, including a metal planted utility pole at risk of, or damaged by corrosion. The method comprising delivering a flowable composition into the hollow of the planted pole, the flowable composition being capable of setting in the hollow at least proximate to the groundline to form a substantially non-flowable composition when set; the set composition comprising reinforcement supports, and being attached to the pole to provide additional support for the planted pole at least proximate to the groundline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: LOGSYS POWER SERVICES PTY LTD
    Inventor: David Charles Spangenberg
  • Patent number: 10214006
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for applying adhesive tape (40) to the cylindrical surface (21) of a cylindrical body (20), said device comprising: at least two axially parallel securing rolls (30a, 30b) designed to make contact with the cylindrical surface of the cylindrical body; an adhesive tape feed for feeding the adhesive tape (40) to the cylindrical body (20); and means for rotating the cylindrical body (20) about its cylindrical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: LOHMANN GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Florian Von Heesen, Tobias Spiess, Gerd Rottmann, Peter Harendt
  • Patent number: 10195841
    Abstract: A method includes (i) preparing a printing original plate sheet having an uncured photosensitive resin layer on a surface thereof, wherein compressive strength of the uncured photosensitive resin layer at 25° C. is 1.0 to 3.0 kgf/cm2; (ii) mounting the printing original plate sheet around a cylindrical support in such a manner that a starting terminal of the mounting and an ending terminal of the mounting are overlapped; and (iii) applying pressure to the overlapped area of the starting terminal of the mounting and the ending terminal of the mounting at a temperature range of 10 to 40 ° C. so as to pressure-bond the overlapped area. The method may further include, after the step (iii), a step (iv) for photo-curing the uncured photosensitive resin layer and may further comprise, after the step (iv), a step (v) for grinding, abrading and/or machining the overlapped area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yukimi Yawata, Toru Wada
  • Patent number: 10188557
    Abstract: An apparatus for transferring, at high speed and in a very effective and accurate and cost effective manner, particulate material from a first moving endless surface with reservoir(s) to a second moving endless surface carrying a substrate material, such as a nonwoven web material, and transferring said combination of substrate material with particulate material to a further apparatus unit; said second moving endless surface is adjacent and in communication with a first and a second vacuum chamber, with different vacuum pressures and/or different size. Also a process is provided, using the described apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Harald Hermann Hundorf, Marion Hundorf, Peter Ostle, Siegfried Link, Martin Dohmen
  • Patent number: 9969518
    Abstract: A label applicator for applying a label to a cylindrical portion of an object may comprise a roller and a label handler, with the roller rotating the object to which the label is being applied and the label handler separating a label from its backer and extending the label towards the object being rotated by the roller. The distance between the label handler and the object rotated by the roller is less than a length of the label. The label applicator may further comprise a printer, such as a thermal transfer printer, which may be configured to print labels for a plurality of objects to which different labels are applied consecutively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: MEDICAL PACKAGING INC.
    Inventor: Ronald C. Kavchok
  • Patent number: 9522757
    Abstract: An example includes a method for forming tubular lengths of linear web material. The example can include winding a portion of linear web material in a tubular configuration such that opposite vertical ends of said linear portion overlap. The example can include welding said overlapping ends to fix said linear portion of linear web material in sleeve configuration. This welding can include heating up at a first temperature a first region of said portion over the whole of which said ends overlap and heating up at a second temperature lower than said first temperature a second region of said portion adjacent to said first region, said ends of said portion of linear web material overlapping over only a part of said second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: SIDEL S.p.A. con Socio Unico
    Inventors: Mattia Giuliani, Mirko Rossi, Antonio Secchi
  • Patent number: 9321548
    Abstract: A method for applying labels comprising providing a system for applying the labels, supplying at least one label, guiding a cable or conduit to the labeling system with at least one guide roller, providing a label applicator for applying the label to the cable or conduit, guiding a moving cable or conduit using the at least one guide roller, providing at least one tamping device, providing a tamping pad with the at least one tamping device, applying at least one label to at least one portion of the cable or conduit with the at least one tamping device, providing at least one guide shoe assembly; and pressing the at least one label against the at least one portion of the cable or conduit using the at least one guide shoe assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Encore Wire Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Bennett, William Thomas Bigbee, Jr., Stephen S. Griffin
  • Patent number: 9126356
    Abstract: Discussed are a roll mold, a method for fabricating the same and a method for fabricating a thin film pattern using the same, to prevent dimensional variation of the mold and simplify the overall process. The method for fabricating a roll mold includes providing a substrate provided with a master pattern layer, sequentially forming a mold surface layer and a solid suffer layer on the substrate provided with the master pattern layer to provide a flat panel mold, forming an adhesive resin layer on the base roller aligned on the flat panel mold, and rolling the base roller provided with the adhesive resin layer over the flat panel mold to adhere the flat panel mold to the base roller through the adhesive resin layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nam-Seok Lee, Chul-Ho Kim, Shin-Bok Lee
  • Patent number: 9085402
    Abstract: The present application is directed to rotating label medical information systems for a container and methods thereof. A base label may be adhered to the container, and medical information displayed on the base label. A top label may cover at least a portion of the base label. The top label may be rotatable about the base label. The top label may have multiple transparent windows allowing multiple items of medical information to be visible through the transparent windows when the top label is rotated about the base label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Spinlabel Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen M. Key
  • Publication number: 20150122405
    Abstract: A method to produce plastic tube. The material of the plastic tube is fed around a having a same diameter as the inside diameter of the tube. The material is fed as an uninterrupted material flow which, after having settled upon the core, goes forward following essentially the helical line in the side direction of the core inside a mold mounted on the core. The plastic tube is formed of the material ribbons and melted plastic material fed to the spaces between the ribbons. The round and rising sheet at the end of the mold directs the material flow to the side direction of the core and the head of the plastic tube gets welded and fixed to the starting tube that is used to draw the tube as the production process advances in the side direction of the core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Takala Seppo
  • Patent number: 9017496
    Abstract: A drum for cutting linerless labels from a continuous strip and transferring the labels to a container movable with a given trajectory and speed on a machine, the drum including a side surface suitable for guiding the strip by contacting a non-adhesive surface of the labels, the side surface defining a vertical slit, a coaxial and concentric sleeve for centering the drum on a corresponding support spindle, a cutting blade parallel to a vertical direction of the drum, the cutting blade being displaceable in a radial direction from a position retracted inside the drum to a position at least partially extended through the vertical slit outside the side surface of the drum, a fixed cam relative to which the drum rotates and that is configured to press against the cutting blade so as to cause the cutting blade to extend out in a predefined angular position, and a seat that extends in the vertical direction (Z-Z) and is connected to the cam and which is suitable for engagement with a corresponding fixed reference p
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: ILTI S.r.l.
    Inventors: Tarcisio Scapinelli, Andrea Botrini
  • Patent number: 8999100
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for applying a label to an article travelling along an article path, said label being received on a movable surface at an input location to be retained against said surface whilst being glued and advanced to an output location, at which the label is transferred to the article; the article being rotated with a tangential speed about an axis whilst travelling at a speed along the path including providing at least three portions of surface with independent and controllable vacuum means for retaining the label, including curtailing the application of vacuum means at the first portion of the surface upon the first portion reaching the output location and interrupting the application of vacuum means at the third portion of the surface, with the trailing edge of the label being retained at the second portion of the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: SIDEL S.p.A. con Socio Unico
    Inventor: James Carmichael
  • Patent number: 8978347
    Abstract: A container handling machine and method of handling containers, in which an attachment arrangement is used to attach an elongated strip, such as a banderole, a security strip, a label strip, or a tax strip, to the removable top of a closed container. Either or both of the container holder and the attachment arrangement which attaches the strips can be rotated in order to place the strip in a particular orientation with respect to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventors: Claas Fritsche, Lutz Deckert
  • Patent number: 8887781
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a vacuum suction control mechanism apparatus capable of accurately bonding a film to a bonding object with a simple structure. A vacuum suction control mechanism apparatus according to the present invention includes a first member including a plurality of suction holes formed in a surface thereof, the plurality of suction holes being connectable to a decompression source, and a second member capable of contacting the plurality of suction holes, the second member being movable relative to the first member, wherein the second member includes connecting member connecting some of the suction holes, the number of which corresponds to a relative position between the first member and the second member, to the decompression source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: NLT Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideki Kodera
  • 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: 8795458
    Abstract: A method of bonding a substantially planar sheet material to a corrugated sheet material using an automated process the method characterized by the steps of a) applying adhesive in discrete amounts to the contact points of the corrugated sheet material, and b) holding the sheet materials together until a bond is formed between them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Corcel IP Limited
    Inventor: Patrick Petrus Antonius Maria Van Berlo
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8715800
    Abstract: A liner assembly and method for lining a damaged pipe junction between a main and lateral pipe is provided. The liner assembly includes a main liner member and a lateral liner tube. A collar disposed near the juncture between the main liner member and lateral liner tube is impregnated with a liquid hydrophobic or hydrophilic material capable of curing in a flexible or rigid state with the material expanding in the presence of water. The hydrophobic or hydrophilic material can also be applied without the use of the collar. When the liner assembly is pressed against the main and lateral pipes, a portion of the hydrophilic or hydrophobic material is forced into the damaged pipe junction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: LMK Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Larry W. Kiest, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8696839
    Abstract: A label applicator system provides for high speed, accurate label transfer from a web to items moving on an item transport along a path relative to the system. The items, such as bottles, have a contoured surface. The applicator includes a supply reel for supplying labels on a web and a take-up for taking up the web after transfer of the label. A drive roller moves the web through the applicator system. The system includes a web positioning assembly and a movable label applicator head. A contour sensor senses the bottle contour and develops a profile for the head to follow to apply the labels to the bottles. The supply, take-up and the drive are operably engaged with one another to maintain a relatively constant tension in the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: James P. Gonzales, David E. Zurawski, David B. Vaughn
  • Publication number: 20130220523
    Abstract: A method for forming protective coatings on equipment is disclosed. The coating is formed from a single-component Fe-based alloy composition comprising at least two refractory elements selected from Cr, V, Nb, Mo and W in an amount of up to 30% each and a total concentration of up to 40%. In one embodiment, the single-component coating layer is applied by thermal spraying, followed by heat treatment for at least a portion of the refractory elements to fuse into the substrate forming a metallurgical bond. The coating has an adhesion strength of at least 7,000 psi measured according to ASTM D4541. The coating is further characterized as being impermeable to corrosive environments showing no pin holes in the ferroxyl test according to ASTM A967 Practice E.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: c/o Chevron Corporation
    Inventors: Justin Lee Cheney, Grzegorz Jan Kusinski
  • Patent number: 8480835
    Abstract: An apparatus and method to manufacture shaped counter top edges for custom counter tops. Sheet laminate is heated, clamped to a post form mold with clamping screws, and then formed around the post form mold into formed laminate. The formed laminate is then bonded to a substrate using adhesive and a bonding fixture having a plurality of bonding presses. Each bonding press has a pair of mutually opposed bonding press molds, each bonding press mold having a bonding press mold groove sized to admit a formed laminate around an edge of the substrate. Clamps hold the bonding press molds together, thereby urging the formed laminate into intimate contact with the substrate until the adhesive cures. A counter top edge is cut from the resulting substrate/laminate assembly at an edge first cut angle and an edge second cut angle to provide a neat and aesthetically pleasing installation on a counter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: The Diller Corporation
    Inventor: John W Pehr
  • Patent number: 8480834
    Abstract: The method of labeling of a container including a medication includes, in at least one embodiment, reducing a size of the label using a label apparatus and reducing the label size using the label apparatus, applying a surface securing adhesive to at least one surface securing section of the label using an adhesive application apparatus, and attaching the at least one surface securing section of the label to the container with the securing adhesive. The method also includes applying a label securing adhesive to the label to maintain the label in the reduced orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Medco Health Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Wayne Rice, James G. McErlean, E. Christian Hess, Andrew P. Booler, Allen Petten, P. Thomas Shupert, Michael Joseph Szesko, Orlando Vidal, Mark A. Detri
  • Patent number: 8474684
    Abstract: A method for bonding a composite multi-layer shell having complex curvature by the delta-alpha high temperature bonding process uses a novel tool. The tool includes a plurality of segments that combine to form a mandrel assembly having a substantially continuous outer surface. The outer surface has a substantially axisymmetric shape including a complex curvature. When the segments are combined to form the mandrel assembly, at least one of the segments is configured to be movable in a substantially inward direction without substantial obstruction by any other segment. The segments are constructed of a first material have a first coefficient of thermal expansion that is greater than a second coefficient of thermal expansion of a second material of a composite multi-layer shell to be bonded together using the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Rohr, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Edward Sommer, Mark Alan Ramsey, David Dwain Rishel
  • Publication number: 20130153129
    Abstract: The application of image transfer paper and a wrap to a curved surface of a container is described. A device for affixing the image transfer paper and wrap includes a base, a support member to support the container, and two wrap applicator arms coupled to the base in a pivoting manner. The support member includes a shoulder and, when the container is placed upon the support member, an edge of the container around an opening of the container rests upon the shoulder and a perimeter of the shoulder extends beyond a perimeter of the edge of the container. The shoulder receives the image transfer paper and aligns the image transfer paper with the edge of the container. Each wrap applicator arm is configured to receive a respective end of the wrap. Rotating the wrap applicator arms about the support member stretches the wrap around the container and image transfer paper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventors: Michael Lane Polk, Gregory Lee Franklin, Armand Wayne DeSollar
  • Patent number: 8460498
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for of applying a sublimation transfer to a coffee cup having a handle connected at two locations to the cup. A sublimation transfer is placed around the container with a dye image an outer surface of the cup and extending beneath the handle. An elastic clamp wraps around the cup and sublimation transfer and extends beneath the handle to press the dye layer against the cup beneath the handle. The clamp has an elongated opening near one end of the clamp and the opening is placed over the handle to fasten the clamp to the cup. The wrapped cup and sublimation transfer is placed on a conveyor oven for sublimation heating, with the clamp being removed for reuse after the sublimation transfer of the dye layer onto the cup is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Photo U.S.A., Corp.
    Inventors: James Peng, Dexian Wang
  • Patent number: 8458874
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for applying tags with attached elastic anchor bands onto the tops of objects such as bottles in a high speed packaging application. The apparatus includes an infeed assembly for feeding a web, a conveyor assembly that receives a web and conveys it along a path in an upstream direction, a rotating selector wheel, a placement assembly, a pair of rotating jaw assemblies, a vacuum cup of the selector wheel, and stretched elastic bands over the tops of respective bottles being conveyed along a path below the placing assembly. The elastic bands then snap onto the tops of their respective bottles to secure the tags to the bottles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Kelly Ziegler
  • Patent number: 8454785
    Abstract: A method for applying labels comprising providing a system for applying the labels, supplying at least one label, guiding a cable or conduit to the labeling system with at least one guide roller, providing a label applicator for applying the label to the cable or conduit, guiding a moving cable or conduit using the at least one guide roller, providing at least one tamping device, providing a tamping pad with the at least one tamping device, applying at least one label to at least one portion of the cable or conduit with the at least one tamping device, providing at least one guide shoe assembly; and pressing the at least one label against the at least one portion of the cable or conduit using the at least one guide shoe assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Encore Wire Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Bennett, William Thomas Bigbee, Jr., Steve Griffin
  • Publication number: 20130098535
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for repairing the wall of a conduit where a coating is placed onto a conduit lining using a non-absorbent bladder preferably made of polyurethane and material capable of curing and hardening, such as a grout or thermoset resin, preferably an epoxy. The coating is to be formed on the conduit lining after the lining is placed against the walls of the conduit. The non-absorbent bladder and the material capable of curing and hardening should be compatible for adhesion. The material capable of curing and hardening is placed between the wall of the pipe and the non-absorbent bladder by an inversion technique, and the non-absorbent bladder permanently bonds to the material capable of curing and hardening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: LMK ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventor: Larry W. Kiest, JR.
  • Patent number: 8414728
    Abstract: The invention proposes a collar intended to be placed around a portion of a tube and in contact with a separator between a first space and a second space. The collar has a generally annular shape and comprises a superimposition of alternating layers of silicone adhesive and fabrics and an upper layer of silicone elastomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Freyssinet
    Inventors: Gilles Sangouard, Jacques Bertholet
  • Patent number: 8408268
    Abstract: A label for a container is formed by wrapping a length of label material around a cylindrical mandrel and introducing heat, adhesive or other sealing means into a gap between the leading end portion of the label material and the trailing end portion as the label material is wrapped around the mandrel. The cylindrical sleeve is slid off of the mandrel and telescoped over a container passing thereunder. The container with a cylindrical sleeve therearound is then moved to a heating station which heats the label material, preferably foam polystyrene, to cause it to shrink into conformity with the contour of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Gerro Plast GmbH Labels
    Inventor: Robert F. Kontz
  • Publication number: 20130006349
    Abstract: Compositions and methods of using tissue engineered blood vessels to repair and regenerate blood vessels of patients with vascular disease are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventors: Iksoo Chun, Ziwei Wang, Kevin Cooper, Dennis Jamiolkowski, Modesto Erneta, Sasa Andjelic, Jianguo Jack Zhou
  • Patent number: 8328974
    Abstract: The film sticking apparatus includes: a gripping member; a pressing member pressing the adhesive face of the film being held in a planar state against one end face of a cylindrical honeycomb structure having a plurality of cells, and thus sticking the film to the one end face; and a folding member having an opening portion formed that allows an end of the honeycomb structure on the side to which the film is stuck to be inserted, wherein the folding member folds a protruding portion of the film protruding from the one end face of the honeycomb structure by inserting the honeycomb structure into the opening portion, toward a side face of the honeycomb structure, and simultaneously presses at least a part of the folded protruding portion against a part of the side face of the honeycomb structure to stick the film to the side face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Tokunaga, Koichi Miyashita
  • Publication number: 20120227897
    Abstract: A labeling machine for applying tubular labels to articles; the machine comprises a conveying device movable along a given path and at least one unit to receive and retain an article to be labelled, a feeder to feed a label to the unit, a former to bend the label in a vertical tubular configuration with opposite vertical edges overlapping one another, and at least one welding device arranged on the conveying device to weld the overlapped edges of the label; the welding device comprises an electrically heatable sealing element, provided with a striplike working surface having a height at least equal to the height of the label overlapped edges to be welded, electrical power supplying means selectively connectable to the sealing element and controlled for heating the sealing element along a given portion of the mentioned path and for cooling the sealing element along a subsequent portion of the path, and actuator displacing the sealing element to and from the overlapped edges of the label along a horizontal dire
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: Sidel S.p.A. con Socio Unico
    Inventors: Raffaele Pace, Mirko Rossi
  • Publication number: 20120199276
    Abstract: A method of rehabilitating a pipeline with a liner and a novel liner for that purpose are disclosed. The method comprises reinforcing the liner with a layer of fiber-reinforced mat such as carbon fiber reinforced mat only at one or more locations along the length of the liner corresponding to the location and length of one or more bends in the pipeline. The liner includes the fiber-reinforced mat only at locations or sections along its length which correspond to bends in the pipeline being rehabilitated so that when the liner is inverted when installing it in the pipeline, the areas of reinforcement align with the bends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: Spiniello Companies
    Inventor: Gerhardt John Rodenberger
  • Patent number: 8231753
    Abstract: An intravaginal device has a fluid storage element and at least one fluid transport element in fluid communication with the fluid storage element. The at least one fluid transport element has a first plate and a second plate coupled to the first plate. The second plate is capable of separating from the first plate sufficiently to provide inter-plate capillary action. The at least one fluid transport element is bendable about an axis substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the fluid storage element. The invention also includes methods and apparatus useful in the production of an intravaginal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    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
  • Publication number: 20120148772
    Abstract: A coated textile sleeve for routing and protecting elongate members, combination thereof, and method of construction is provided. The textile sleeve has an elongate knit wall constructed from weft knit yarns. The knit wall has an inner surface providing a generally tubular cavity in which the elongate members are received and protected. The inner surface is formed, at least in part, by laid-in yarn to provide a soft, non-abrasive surface for dampening contact with the elongate members being protected to facilitate absorbing vibration, which in turn, reduces the frictional wear of the elongate members being protected. Further, the knit wall has an outer surface with a flexible, impervious elastomeric coating thereon. The elastomeric coating allows the knit wall to substantially retain its flexibility as knit, provides enhanced protection against the ingress of fluid and other contaminants, and providing added dampening to absorb vibration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventors: Ramesh R. Avula, Cassie M. Malloy, Ellen M. Bacon
  • Publication number: 20120111486
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for producing a hollow component, in particular in the field of aviation or aerospace, including the following steps: provision of an inner contour closed along its circumference; laying of a fibre material over the inner contour; and curing of a matrix of the fibre material to form the component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GmbH
    Inventor: Jan-Peter Holsten
  • Patent number: 8110057
    Abstract: A method of labeling of a container including a medication includes, in at least one embodiment, reducing the size of the label using a label apparatus and reducing the label size using the label apparatus, applying a surface securing adhesive to at least one surface securing section of the label using an adhesive application apparatus, and attaching the at least one surface securing section of the label to the container with the securing adhesive. The method also includes applying a label securing adhesive to the label to maintain the label in the reduced orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Medco Health Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Wayne Rice, James G. McErlean, E. Christian Hess, Andrew P. Booler, P. Thomas Shupert, Michael J. Szesko, Allen Petten, Orlando Vidal, Mark A. Detri
  • Publication number: 20110240588
    Abstract: A container comprises a containment body having a main axis and a mouth or neck part, the opening of which defines a mouth plane of the container oriented in a direction transverse with respect to the main axis, where applied on at least part of the container is a tubular sleeve of film material shrunk on the container itself. The tubular sleeve has at least one end edge having, in different points of its angular development, different distances from the mouth plane. Preferentially, the container is likewise provided with at least one sculptured annular edge having a profile homologous to the profile of the aforesaid end edge of the tubular sleeve, and the sleeve is applied on the container with said end edge coinciding with the aforesaid sculptured annular edge having the homologous profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: SOREMARTEC S.A.
    Inventor: Giuseppe TERRASI
  • Patent number: 8012286
    Abstract: A 360° tool for making a one-piece composite tubular structure, such as a skin of an acoustic liner, is adjustable between a molding position and a non-molding position. The tool includes a base, a fixed segment mounted to the base, first and second doors hingedly connected on either side of the fixed sector, and third door hingedly connected to the second door. The third door has a circumferential extent that is less than one-fourth that of either the first or second door. Sealing members are provided between the doors. Collectively, the fixed sector, and the first, second and third doors have a predetermined shaped surface that corresponds to a portion of the contour of the tubular structure to be formed. After composite material is applied on the outer surfaces of the fixed sector and the doors, a vacuum bag is formed to surround the composite material and also the joint areas on the inner surface of the tool. The entire tool may be placed in an autoclave for curing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Rohr, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Stubner, Joseph Irrgang, Steve Holt, Alan Douglas
  • Patent number: 7887662
    Abstract: A hose assembly comprises: a flexible corrugated inner hose suitable for conveying and dispensing loose-fill insulation material, and a non-conforming outer hose snugly fitted about the inner hose, the outer hose having a substantially cylindrical outer surface that is substantially free of corrugations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Certainteed Corporation
    Inventors: Christophe Wagner, Michael La Salle, Ed Pentz, Andreas Unruh, Ed Nieradko
  • Patent number: 7875143
    Abstract: A label for a container is formed by wrapping a length of label material around a cylindrical mandrel and introducing heat, adhesive or other sealing means into a gap between the leading end portion of the label material and the trailing end portion as the label material is wrapped around the mandrel. The cylindrical sleeve is slid off of the mandrel and telescoped over a container passing thereunder. The container with a cylindrical sleeve therearound is then moved to a heating station which heats the label material, preferably foam polystyrene, to cause it to shrink into conformity with the contour of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: GerroPlast GmbH
    Inventor: Robert F. Kontz
  • Publication number: 20110011523
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for producing labeled, plastic foam containers, such as a labeled EPS cup uses a heated pocket to thermally bond a label to a plastic cup. Also described is a labeled plastic foam container, such as a labeled EPS cup, having high quality printing capabilities, sufficient stiffness, acceptable insulation and barrier properties and reduced production cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventor: Benito Alvarez
  • Publication number: 20100294391
    Abstract: An insulating material is fed in and shaped by superposing a plurality of N layers Ci (3) of the insulating material. For each layer Ci, a plurality of ni, axial insulating elements Ei precut from the insulating material is formed, a rough form of the tubular insulating device is formed by using an adhesive to assemble the Ni elements Ei of each layer Ci which are juxtaposed along a plurality of joining zones Ji, so that the plurality of joining zones Ji+1 of a layer Ci+1 is offset relative to the plurality of joining zones Ji, of the adjacent layer Ci. Then, by the adhesive is polymerized, and the tubular element rough form is subjected to a heat treatment. The method is economical and makes it possible to obtain a device of high mechanical strength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2008
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Applicant: CARBONE LORRAINE COMPOSANTS
    Inventors: Berangere LECLERCQ, Olivier BERNARD, Alexandre POTIER
  • Patent number: 7815762
    Abstract: A method of forming an introducer sheath having a crease-free tapered distal tip portion. A mandrel is provided having an outer configuration comprising an elongated body and a tapered distal tip portion. A generally tubular inner liner comprising heat shrinkable PTFE, is positioned over the mandrel. The inner liner is heat shrunk to the outer configuration of the mandrel, in a manner that avoids the formation of creases along the inner diameter of the liner. A reinforcing member is positioned over a length of the inner liner, and an outer jacket is positioned over the reinforcing member and the inner liner. The liner, reinforcing member, and outer jacket are heated in a heat shrink enclosure, whereby the outer jacket melts and bonds to an outer surface of the inner liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Cook Incorporated
    Inventors: David Christian Lentz, William L. Howat
  • Publication number: 20100218882
    Abstract: A method of making a tubular intraluminal graft in the form of a tubular diametrically adjustable stent having a tubular covering of porous expanded polytetrafluoroethylene which is less than 0.10 mm thick. The covering may be on the exterior surface of the stent, or on the interior surface of the stent, or both. The covering may be affixed to the stent by an adhesive which is preferably fluorinated ethylene propylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Inventors: James D. Lewis, David J. Myers, Wayne D. House