Hollow Cylinder Article Patents (Class 156/218)
  • Patent number: 10814421
    Abstract: A first method of forming an object (400) includes wrapping foil around a preform (305) to provide a multi-layered structure including a plurality of layers of wrapped foil, and diffusion bonding the plurality of layers and the preform (305) together to form the object (400). A second method of forming an object includes wrapping foil around a preform (305) to provide a multi-layered structure comprising a plurality of layers of wrapped foil, removing the preform (305) from the multi-layered structure, and diffusion bonding the plurality of layers together to form the object (400). A third method of forming an object includes stacking a plurality of layers of foil to provide a multi-layered structure, diffusion bonding the plurality of layers together, and shaping the diffusion bonded multi-layered structure to form the object (400).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Martin Herbert Goller, David Myron Lineman
  • Patent number: 10723084
    Abstract: A method for producing a tube skirt for a flexible tube, said tube skirt being manufactured from a flat strip 1 comprising a decorative film 15 superimposed on a primary film 16, said primary film 16 comprising a sealable inner layer 14 at the lower surface 20 of the strip 1 as well as two stabilizing layers 11, 13, said decorative film 15 comprising a sealable outer layer 7 at the upper surface 19 of the strip 1, and a decorative layer 8, 9.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: ALBEA SERVICES
    Inventors: Martin Hintz, Sudheer Suvarna
  • Patent number: 10486090
    Abstract: A filter device comprising a filter candle on which filter fabrics and membrane tubes are fastened, consists of a central tube, around which a number of perforated support tubes are situated. The seal prevents deposits of filter cake on the radially projecting clamping mechanism which adversely affect the cake discharge, and the seal ensures, by way of its geometrical form and through the selection of the same type material, a permanent sealing action of the connection and fixing of the filter fabric even during operation with temperature and pressure fluctuations, by eliminating the action of difference material coefficients of expansion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: DrM, Dr. Mueller AG
    Inventor: Klaus Menneking
  • Patent number: 10343309
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing a polymer sheet for use as an immobilization element, wherein the sheet is at least partly made of a polymer material comprising a polymer from the group of polycaprolactone, a copolymer of polyethylene with at least one ?-olefin having 3-10 C atoms, or a mixture of two or more of the aforementioned polymers, a photo-initiator, and a photo-cross-linker, wherein the polymer sheet has a thickness of 1.0 to 5 mm and wherein the polymer sheet is at least partially cured by exposing to UV radiation for the at least partially cross-linking of the polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: ORFIT INDUSTRIES
    Inventors: Steven Cuypers, Bogdan Bogdanov
  • Patent number: 10315786
    Abstract: A machine for processing containers is disclosed. The machine has a conveying device and at least one processing unit coupled to the conveying device to be carried along a processing path. The processing unit is provided with: a winding element, having an outer lateral surface designed to receive, and cause winding of, a portion of labelling material in a tubular configuration with opposite ends overlapped, and a top surface designed to support a bottom portion of a container to be processed; a sealing device including a sealing element having a functional surface adapted to cooperate with said portion wound about said winding body for performing a welding process of the overlapped ends, as the processing unit is carried along the path, to form a sleeve label; and a displacement device, operable to cause a relative displacement between the sleeve label and the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SIDEL S.P.A CON SOCIO UNICO
    Inventors: Mattia Giuliani, Mirko Rossi, Andrea Forzenigo
  • Patent number: 10167377
    Abstract: Epoxy containing phosphonate monomers, polymers, copolymers, oligomers and co-oligomers and methods for making the same are describes herein. These materials can be used to make polymers, and can be combined with other polymers, oligomers or monomer mixtures to make resins with excellent fire resistance that can be used in a variety of industrial and consumer products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: FRX POLYMERS, INC.
    Inventors: Youmi Jeong, Jan-Pleun Lens
  • Patent number: 10100165
    Abstract: Siliconized release film for the production of polymer moldings from fiber composites using a mold, which comprises a support film which is capable of vacuum deep drawing at room temperature and a coating which can be applied in liquid form and consists, optionally after removal of any solvent, of more than 90 atom % of silicon, carbon and/or oxygen, more than 45 atom % of carbon and more than 20 atom % of silicon, in each case based on the total coating and measured by XPS, characterized in that the coating has been crosslinked by means of condensation reactions, addition reactions or radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft z. Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Ralph Wilken, Matthias Ott, Klaus-Dieter Vissing, Gregor Grassl
  • Patent number: 10043085
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and system for initiating a responsive action to environmental factors, include a processor monitoring biometric data and movements of an individual obtained from one or more sensors proximate to the individual, to establish and continuously update, a baseline state for the individual. The processor obtains video data and audio data from a recording device worn by the individual and contemporaneous data from the one or more sensors. The processor determines, based on the contemporaneous sensor data and the baseline state, that the individual is experiencing a state inconsistent with the baseline state. The processor analyzes the video data and the audio data to identify environmental factors contributing to the state inconsistent with the baseline state. Based on identifying the environmental factors, the processor determines a responsive action to mitigate the environmental factors and initiates the responsive action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Donald P. Dejewski, Romelia H. Flores, Hung T. Kwan
  • Patent number: 9968143
    Abstract: A protective sleeve is provided for the care of fingers, toes or other parts of the body. The sleeve is made of a piece of fabric, preferably including thermoplastic fibers. The piece of fabric includes opposite edges which are assembled to form the body of the sleeve. At least one lining layer, preferably of viscoelastic gel, is fixed onto a face of the piece of fabric, such that the layer at least partially covers the assembled edges of the piece of fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Millet Innovation
    Inventor: Jean-Luc Martin
  • Patent number: 9510923
    Abstract: A method of manufacture for a vaginal insert. The vaginal insert may have a core, a cover, and a removal element. In various embodiments, the cover can be conformed to the vaginal insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott A Adler, Scott A Ainsworth, Tod W Heleniak, Charles A Sample, Brian Wayne Tomac, Sarah Anne Olson
  • Patent number: 9127447
    Abstract: A frame for a cover for one of a catch basin and a manhole having an inlet, the frame comprising: a frame skeleton having a hollow body having a first end and a second end, the second end being adapted to be inserted into the inlet of the catch basin or manhole, the frame skeleton having at least one flange extending laterally outwardly from the first end of the hollow body and a concrete sleeve disposed around the hollow body on an external surface thereof, the concrete sleeve being adapted to be disposed between the inlet of the one of the catch basin and manhole and the at least one flange, the concrete sleeve having a top surface abutting the under surface of the at least one flange, the under surface of at least one flange covering the top surface of the concrete sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Canada Pipe Company ULC
    Inventor: Pierre-Laurent Beaudoin
  • Publication number: 20150125211
    Abstract: Strong fabrics can be used to fabricate booms that can be moved or gathered without the use of ropes or nettings. Methods are provided that can simplify the fabrication of these booms and provide a means of attaching booms to each other or to another structure or device. Materials that pass the criteria for NSF/ANSI Standard 61 and/or the criteria for SW-846 can be used to fabricate the sleeve for a boom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Albert E. ORTEGA, Daniel BAILLIE
  • Publication number: 20150030266
    Abstract: Implementations described herein include films with maintained or decreased light transmittance despite a reduction in gauge. In particular, one or more implementations include a multi-layer film with each layer having differing opacity agents. The combination of the two different opacity agents in two different layers can have a synergistic effect that provide decreased light transmittance. Indeed, in one or more embodiments a multi-layer film with differing opacity agents in each layer has a decreased light transmittance despite a reduction in gauge and opacity agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Michael G. Borchardt
  • Publication number: 20150028042
    Abstract: A plastic container is provided having a sidewall, a downwardly extending upper lip, and a perforated line defined at a top edge of the container where the lip and sidewall are joined. The sidewall and lip may be formed from a container body constructed of a single sheet of material that is wrapped such that marginal edge portions of the blank are brought together in overlapping fashion to form a side seam. When the sidewall and lip are formed from such a blank of material, the perforated line is formed a specified distance below a top edge of such blank. The perforated line reduces the amount of force, heat and lubricant required in order to form (e.g., curl, roll, fold or bend) the upper lip of the container. The slits of the perforated line may extend across a width of the blank in either a uniform or variable fashion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Joseph A. Pantelleria
  • Publication number: 20150031131
    Abstract: The present invention provides constructs including a tubular biodegradable polyglycolic acid scaffold, wherein the scaffold may be coated with extracellular matrix proteins and substantially acellular. The constructs can be utilized as an arteriovenous graft, a coronary graft, a peripheral artery bypass conduit, or a urinary conduit. The present invention also provides methods of producing such constructs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Shannon L.M. Dahl, Laura E. Niklason, Justin T. Strader, William E. Tente, Joseph J. Lundquist
  • Patent number: 8926776
    Abstract: The method for making a reinforced balloon for a balloon catheter involves blending a polymer with a nano composite to form a composite matrix, extruding a parison from the composite matrix, blow molding the parison into a balloon and orienting the nano composite generally axially with respect to the balloon. The balloon formed has a high strength for resisting bursting. The nano composite may be carbon nanotubes, nano-ceramic fibers or a nano clay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Depuy Synthes Products, LLC
    Inventor: Oscar Jimenez
  • Patent number: 8920587
    Abstract: A small-diameter composite tube may be formed by hand rolling. A slip sheet may be placed on a work surface, and then a composite sheet may be placed on the slip sheet. A mandrel may be placed at a first edge of the composite sheet, and a portion of the slip sheet may be folded over the mandrel, and the first edge of the composite sheet, such that the mandrel is enclosed in the slip sheet. A compression bar may then be placed on the folded-over portion of the slip sheet and force may be applied, causing the slip sheet to contact the mandrel. Then, the folded-over portion of the slip sheet may be pulled away from the mandrel while force is maintained on the compression bar. As the folded-over portion of the slip sheet is pulled, the composite sheet may wind around the mandrel, forming the composite tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory Piedmont, Mike Malis
  • Publication number: 20140378803
    Abstract: A catheter with a film composite structure. The catheter at least includes a polymer film that is shaped such that a first polymer film layer, which is arranged inwardly relative to the catheter, and a second polymer film layer, which is arranged outwardly relative to the catheter, are produced; one or more electrodes arranged at least partially on an outer surface of the film composite structure; and a conductor structure, which includes conductive tracks for the electrical connection of the electrodes and which is arranged at least in part between the first and second polymer film layers. An associated production method for the catheter is also contemplated herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Wolfgang Geistert, Daniel Schulze
  • Publication number: 20140371775
    Abstract: An in vitro testing process for simulating conditions of a stomach, comprising, in combination: providing an intragastric device to an acetone bath; inducing swelling of the intragastric device; exacerbating weak spots in the intragastric device; observing the results; and estimating the results of an in vivo study. Improvements to an intragastric space filler to reduce failure at a balloon to shaft area including an adhesive fillet, washers, a balloon cuff and collar, a molded in balloon fillet, and a one-piece molded balloon assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Mark Ashby, Outhit Bouasaysy
  • Patent number: 8910854
    Abstract: A container is disclosed. The container comprises a side portion including a plurality of side panels. The container further comprises a bottom portion including a plurality of bottom panels. Each of the plurality of bottom panels extend from a respective one of the plurality of sides. The container includes a first linerboard, a second linerboard, at least one corrugated medium positioned between the first and second linerboards, and at least one additional linerboard being coupled to at least a portion of the first linerboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Packaging Corporation of America
    Inventors: James D. Southwell, Benjamin Frank, Keith A. Jackson
  • Patent number: 8821665
    Abstract: A method includes: shaping a transparent belt base having opposite ends into a tubular shape with the ends thereof spaced away from or in contact with each other to make a tubular belt base; superposing a release base having a liquid layer of a curable polyurethane elastomer on and in contact with the outer periphery of the tubular belt base inclusive of the space or contact portion between the ends in a manner that the liquid layer is sandwiched in between the transparent belt base and the release base; curing the curable polyurethane elastomer while the liquid layer being sandwiched between the transparent belt base and the release base to form a transparent polyurethane elastomer layer; stripping the release base off the transparent polyurethane elastomer layer; and connecting the ends of the tubular transparent belt base spaced away from or in contact with each other to form a joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kentaro Ageishi
  • Patent number: 8815038
    Abstract: A curved composite structure, comprises at least two curved composite panel segments joined together. Each of the panel segments includes a fluted core sandwiched between first and second facesheets. A layer of adhesive is used to rigidly bond the panel segments together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Douglas A. McCarville, Juan C. Guzman
  • Publication number: 20140227468
    Abstract: A ventilation duct includes a refractory fibre material and binder agent and has longitudinal wall sections and longitudinal fold- or joint lines located there between. The wall sections between the fold- or joint lines have longitudinal, thickened and outwardly bulging portions in which longitudinal rigidifying dements are disposed. A method of manufacturing the ventilation duct includes manufacturing the duct in the planar, spread-out state, wherein the wail sections which are located along opposing edges of the spread-out duct, are given a configuration which corresponds the configuration of half of the other wall sections, whereby the duct, after raising to the intended configuration, is given a longitudinal joint where the half wall sections meet one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: CLIMATE RECOVERY IND AB
    Inventors: Peter Wallin, Göran BERNHARDSSON
  • Patent number: 8795452
    Abstract: An inspectable joint in a medical device is disclosed that includes at least one medical-grade tube having an end, a medical-grade fitting having at least one joining surface configured to accept the end of the tube, and a joining material disposed between the tube and the joining surface. The joining material includes a first component configured to couple the tube to the fitting and a second component configured to provide observable evidence of the presence of the joining material between the tube and the joining surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Carefusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Steven Alpert, Lisa Davis
  • Patent number: 8778077
    Abstract: A solvent comprising 40 to 100 wt % of 1,3-dioxolane and 0 to 60 wt % of tetrahydrofuran, wherein the solvent further comprises 30 ppm to 800 ppm of an antioxidant, based on the total weight of the solvent, provides a long shelf life with good adhesive strength even after exposure to air. The solvent can be effectively used for labeling of heat-shrinkable polyester-based labels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignees: SKC Inc., SKC Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Taebyoung Oh, Tae Houng Jeong
  • Patent number: 8758847
    Abstract: A medical device includes a proximal end, a distal end sized for introduction into a body lumen, and a lumen extending between the proximal and distal ends. The tubular device includes an inner liner including a coating on an inner surface thereof, a reinforcing layer surrounding at least a portion of the liner; and an outer layer surrounding the reinforcing layer and inner liner. The liner and outer layer may include multiple sections having different properties than one another, adjacent sections attached together by seams, which may be offset from one another. Apparatus and methods for making tubular devices with coated liners are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Aust Development, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Arie Leeflang, Christian Scott Eversull
  • Publication number: 20140096888
    Abstract: A method of forming a centralizer where a flat plate is created into a tubular where the flat plate is typically rolled so that two sides of the plate contact one another and are then linked, typically by welding. Openings are then created in the tubular such that there are no corners or other points that stress cracks may originate. Once the openings are created the remaining material between adjacent openings forms ribs. The openings created in the tubular are generally aligned with the long axis of the tubular. The material at the upper and lower end of the flat plate where openings were not created serve as circumferential collars. The ribs may be radially outwardly expanded in order to provide adequate stand-off. In many instances the ribs will also be hardened by heat treating or other hardening processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: Antelope Oil Tool & Mfg. Co., LLC
    Inventors: Jean Buytaert, Clayton Plucheck, Jeffrey Kubiak
  • Publication number: 20140076479
    Abstract: A method of forming a structural tube may include urging a substantially flat thermoplastic sandwich sheet against a mandrel and heating the thermoplastic sandwich sheet to a temperature below a glass transition temperature. The method may further include allowing the thermoplastic sandwich sheet to cool and removing the mandrel, thereby forming a tube portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: The Boeing Company
  • Publication number: 20140010721
    Abstract: An exhaust gas purifying apparatus which can reduce or prevent the shifting of a honeycomb catalyst member relative to a cushion member, even if hard vibrations are applied to the exhaust gas purifying apparatus, for example, during operation of a vehicle. In some embodiments, there can be no increase of the radial pressure of the cushion member applied to the honeycomb catalyst member. In some embodiments, an exhaust gas purifying apparatus can comprise a honeycomb catalyst member carrying metallic catalyst, wherein the member can be contained in a cylindrical container via a cushion member. The catalyst structural member can be formed of a sheet-like catalyst structure and can be manufactured by a wet paper-making method. The structural member can be secured to the cushion member by press-fitting the structural member into the cushion member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha F.C.C.
    Inventors: Kentaro Kan, Kenji Ohashi
  • Patent number: 8623159
    Abstract: A method for producing a continuous, three-dimensional, closed semi-finished product made of fiber composite from at least one planar, flat fibrous preform. The method is characterized in that the flat fibrous preform is initially placed flat and aligned to produce a load-bearing fiber orientation and subsequently formed into a three-dimensional structure. In a final step, the three-dimensional structure is then closed to form a closed semi-finished product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Christian Weimer
  • Patent number: 8596833
    Abstract: An exemplary interchangeable lamp shade kit may comprise a lamp base, a spider element and a shade element with at least flat and deployed confirmations. The shade element includes opposing first and second ends with respective securement elements generally formed thereat and adapted to engage one another for releasably retaining the shade element in its cylindrical deployed configuration. A plurality of detent apertures in the shade element are adapted to receive respective detent elements radially distributed about the spider element. An exemplary system and method for displaying lamp shade kits may comprise a display element supportingly presenting a multiplicity of lamp bases, a plurality of spider elements, and an assortment of shade elements. The shade elements may be releasably suspended in their flat configurations in a linear or curved array for convenient review and selection by consumers positioned on a consumer pathway adjacent the display element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Inventor: Daniel Cytrynowicz
  • Publication number: 20130276959
    Abstract: An aerospace vessel including a fuselage, a means for causing the fuselage to fly coupled to the fuselage, and an environmental control system within the fuselage. The environmental control system includes a duct made of closed cell thermoplastic foam, such as polyvinylidene fluoride foam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Walter Forrest Frantz, Jayant D. Patel, Douglas Dean Maben, Bruce Whitman, Douglas E. Freeman
  • Publication number: 20130248093
    Abstract: A mandrel used with forming composite parts includes an outer surface on which composite material is placed, and a groove in which splice material is filled. The groove may be positioned on the outer surface along the length of the mandrel. A method for forming composite parts includes the steps of providing a mandrel that includes a groove aligned with its longitudinal axis, filling the groove with splice material, cutting the composite material to match the shape and the size of the mandrel, placing the composite material around the outer surface of the mandrel, and curing the composite material and the mandrel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: SPIRIT AEROSYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Steven Fillmore Hanson, Randy R. Kysar
  • Patent number: 8540835
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method of welding a laminate for the production of flexible tubular plastic bodies. The method comprises the following operations: a laminate is shaped around a welding tool, the ends of the laminate to be welded are heated, the ends are pressed together and at least partly cooled, the welded zone is deformed so as to increase its area, and the weld zone is cooled. The invention also concerns a device that is suitable for using the method mentioned above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Aisapack Holdings S.A.
    Inventor: Jacques Thomasset
  • Patent number: 8500935
    Abstract: A method of welding a thermoplastic sheet, having a first side and a second side, into a cylinder, the method comprising the steps of folding the thermoplastic sheet into a cylinder such that the first side and the second side overlap, positioning the thermoplastic sheet in a cylinder tube having a longitudinal opening such that the overlapping portions of the first and second sides of the thermoplastic sheet are aligned with the longitudinal opening, and activating a heat welder so that a press of the heat welder moves into the longitudinal opening of the cylinder tube and presses the thermoplastic sheet against an opposing surface to weld the overlapping portions of the first and second sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Plantronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel De Isla Puga, Eugenia Galvan, Jesus Marquez, Jose Luis Sandoval, Juan Carlos Rodriguez, Victor Flores
  • Patent number: 8491740
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of fabricating a structural part comprising a tubular portion from which there projects a structural element made of composite material, the method comprising the steps of: shaping a plane preform comprising a stack of a plurality of superposed fiber plies such that over at least a fraction of the preform that is to form a structural portion, the plies are secured to one another, and over at least another fraction of the preform that is to form a portion for connecting to the tube, the plies are separable so as to form two facing sheets; inserting a tube between the sheets of the connection portion so that the sheets surround the tube at least in part; and bonding the tube to the preform such that the tube forms the tubular portion and the preform forms the structural element of the structural part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Messier-Bugatti-Dowty
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Serey, Patrick Dunleavy
  • 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
  • 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: 20120297621
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a jacket for a storage-type water heater includes applying a coating to a sheet of metal, printing content on the coating to form a printed sheet, and forming the printed sheet into a finished jacket. The coating may be a thin film or may be a layer of paint. The content may be printed with an inkjet printer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventors: Ming C. Kuo, David Wallace, Bogdan Bunescu, Frank Hodges
  • Publication number: 20120267000
    Abstract: A small-diameter composite tube may be formed by hand rolling. A slip sheet may be placed on a work surface, and then a composite sheet may be placed on the slip sheet. A mandrel may be placed at a first edge of the composite sheet, and a portion of the slip sheet may be folded over the mandrel, and the first edge of the composite sheet, such that the mandrel is enclosed in the slip sheet. A compression bar may then be placed on the folded-over portion of the slip sheet and force may be applied, causing the slip sheet to contact the mandrel. Then, the folded-over portion of the slip sheet may be pulled away from the mandrel while force is maintained on the compression bar. As the folded-over portion of the slip sheet is pulled, the composite sheet may wind around the mandrel, forming the composite tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory Piedmont, Mike Malis
  • Patent number: 8276635
    Abstract: The invention relates to a machine for manufacturing an object closed onto itself, which machine comprises first means for guiding and carrying a tire material to be arranged round the first means, characterized in that the first means can change form in controlled manner between a first form and a second form. The invention also relates to a machine for manufacturing an object closed onto itself, which machine comprises first means for guiding and supporting a tire material to be arranged round the first means, characterized in that the machine also comprises sixth means for folding the tire material arranged round the first means, for which purpose the sixth means comprise a number of folding members movable relative to each other, which folding members can engage on the tire material for folding and can therein move inside recesses provided for this purpose in the first means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: VMI Epe Holland B.V.
    Inventor: Erik Gerardus Nijhuis
  • Patent number: 8262826
    Abstract: A method for producing insulation tape. A strip of fabric is provided and a layer of insulation powder material is deposited onto the fabric. The fabric is folded over the insulation powder to form insulation tape that may be wrapped around pipes. The method of folding the fabric includes first bending the fabric into a trough shape that has a bottom portion and lateral upstanding flaps that terminate in lateral edges. The insulation powder may be deposited onto the bottom portion of the trough. The insulation powder is packed onto the bottom portion. Tape with adhesive on both sides is placed on one of the flaps so that when the flaps are folded in overlapping contact over the insulation powder the powder is enclosed and the flaps remain secured to each other. Stitching may be added to further secure the adhered flaps to each other and to the bottom portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Thermo Dyne, Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick S. Heller
  • Publication number: 20120205267
    Abstract: The invention relates to a laminated material for forming a flexible container for holding a hair dye or the like, the laminated material having a first surface which, in use, forms the internal surface of the container, and a second surface which, in use, forms the external surface of the container, the laminated material comprising an inner layer, an outer layer and an intermediate metal foil barrier layer, wherein the inner layer is on the first surface side of the metal foil barrier layer, and wherein the outer layer is on the second surface side of the metal foil barrier layer, wherein the laminated material has a total thickness of at most 240 ?m, and wherein the inner layer comprises polyethylene and has a mean density of 0.92 to 0.94 g/cm3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: ALCAN PACKAGING BEAUTY SERVICES
    Inventors: Thierry Maurice, John Suter, Robert Miskevich
  • Patent number: 8241447
    Abstract: Method of welding a strip for the production of flexible tubular bodies made of plastic, comprising the following steps: shaping of a strip (1) around a welding rod; contacting of the ends (3, 4) of the strip; formation of a welded zone (5) by heating and compressing said ends (3, 4) and then by cooling them, said method being characterized in that the strip (1) is also heated outside the welded zone (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Aisapack Holding S.A.
    Inventor: Jacques Thomasset
  • Publication number: 20120186734
    Abstract: A method of welding a thermoplastic sheet, having a first side and a second side, into a cylinder, the method comprising the steps of folding the thermoplastic sheet into a cylinder such that the first side and the second side overlap, positioning the thermoplastic sheet in a cylinder tube having a longitudinal opening such that the overlapping portions of the first and second sides of the thermoplastic sheet are aligned with the longitudinal opening, and activating a heat welder so that a press of the heat welder moves into the longitudinal opening of the cylinder tube and presses the thermoplastic sheet against an opposing surface to weld the overlapping portions of the first and second sides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: Plantronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel De Isla Puga, Eugenia Galvan, Jesus Marquez, Jose Luis Sandoval, Juan Carlos Rodriguez, Victor Flores
  • Patent number: 8221375
    Abstract: A method of forming a barrel for a tampon applicator assembly including molding a barrel then forming a rearward taper region in an area of the barrel is provided. The method includes molding a first portion of the barrel in a first mold part and a second portion of the barrel in a second mold part, the first and second mold parts meeting at a maximum outer dimension of the first portion, ejecting the barrel from the first and second mold parts, and forming a flared region in an area of the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Playtex Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jessica Elizabeth LeMay, Keith Edgett, Wayne David Melvin, Kathryn Bennett
  • Patent number: 8206526
    Abstract: A wrinkle control process for manufacturing a closed cross-sectional, composite laminate structure on a male tool cured under temperature and pressure. The process includes the step of creating a plurality of filled or unfilled depressions at strategic locations in the laminate prior to curing. The depressions are created by depression forming elements that have a predetermined size designed to create a depression in under plies, alone or combined with intensification techniques. The depressions may be left unfilled or be partially or completely filled. Depression forming elements are removed after cure or remain part of the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Inventors: Claude Baril, Kevin P. Steck, Scott Saunders, Michael Davison, Maurice Guitton, Mike Myra, Troy Brake
  • Patent number: 8142598
    Abstract: A hollow filter tube is produced with a longitudinal seam and a fixed diameter. In the formation of the hollow tube glue is applied along a longitudinal side edge portion of an endless strip, and the strip is then formed into a tubular shape with an unglued longitudinal edge portion tucked directly under and against the glued side edge portion. The hollow tube is then heated to drive moisture from the glue and size and shape the hollow tube. Ultimately the formed hollow tube is cut into specific lengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Loren Duvekot, Michael S. Braunshteyn
  • Publication number: 20120047642
    Abstract: Absorbent pods comprise a pouch formed of a porous material. The pouch contains an absorbent polymer in an amount sufficient to absorb at least about 20 mL of fluid. Preferably, the absorbent polymer is sodium polyacrylate and the porous material is a hydrophilic material. The absorbent pods absorb and retain fluids, including saliva.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Shalva Gedevanishvili, William R. Sweeney, Heidi R. Kleinbach-Sauter, Zane Gibbs
  • Patent number: 8075720
    Abstract: A method of forming a filter element is disclosed comprising the steps of preparing a plurality of upstanding pleats each having first and second pleat legs, wherein the first pleat leg of one pleat is joined to the second pleat leg of a preceding pleat by a medial pleat section; moving the upstanding pleats into an overlapped condition wherein each medial pleat section becomes part of the second leg of a preceding pleat; and forming the overlapped pleats into a cylindrical configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Brian L. Fall, Thomas J. Hamlin, Mahesh Z. Patel, John L. Pulek, Aaron Spearin