Surface Deformation Only Of Sandwich Or Lamina (e.g., Embossed Panels) Patents (Class 156/219)
  • Patent number: 10384398
    Abstract: A device and a method for manufacturing an emblem of thermoplastic synthetic resin with an incorporated IC chip by high frequency dielectric heating without damaging the IC chip, the device including: an upper metal mold having with a fusion cutting blade; a support frame along the perimeter and upper surface of the table; a slide board on top of the table that is slidable in axial directions relative to the table; a metal plate on the upper surface of the slide board; wherein pressing the upper layer material with the mold from above and subjecting the material to high frequency dielectric heating, the IC chip is placed in an upper position of the recessed section, then the slide board is driven to slide below the mold and subsequently the heating operation is executed without any risk of applying pressure onto the IC chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventors: Nobuo Kuroda, Eiji Kuwahara
  • Patent number: 10285261
    Abstract: An electrical node including a first substrate film defining a cavity and a first material layer arranged to at least partly fill the cavity, and to embed or at least partly cover at least one electrical element arranged into the cavity, wherein the first material layer includes elastic material to reduce thermal expansion related stresses between elements adjacent thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: TACTOTEK OY
    Inventors: Tomi Simula, Vinski Bräysy, Mikko Heikkinen, Juha-Matti Hintikka, Juhani Harvela, Minna Pirkonen, Pasi Raappana, Tuomas Heikkilä, Jarmo Sääski
  • Patent number: 10194526
    Abstract: An electrical node, a method, an electrical assembly such as a node strip or sheet, a related multilayer structure, and a method of manufacture are presented. The electrical node comprises a first substrate film defining a cavity and a first material layer arranged to at least partly fill the cavity and to embed or at least partly cover at least one electrical element arranged into the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: TACTOTEK OY
    Inventors: Tomi Simula, Vinski Bräysy, Mikko Heikkinen, Juha-Matti Hintikka, Juhani Harvela, Minna Pirkonen, Pasi Raappana, Tuomas Heikkilä, Jarmo Sääski
  • Patent number: 10137639
    Abstract: A mat unit is formed from at least two layers ultrasonically welded together. Each layer is individually formed from non-vinyl nontoxic thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) material. In ultrasonically joining the two layers together, there is no need to use additional materials, such as adhesive (i.e., chemical attachment) or stitched thread (i.e., mechanical attachment) to form the joint/weld point. Once formed from the two layers, the mat unit has four quadrants and a plurality of longitudinal ribs integrally formed in the first layer positioned in the first and third quadrants, and a plurality of transverse ribs integrally formed in the first layer positioned in the second and fourth quadrants. Additionally, there are a plurality of longitudinal ribs integrally formed in the second layer positioned in the second and fourth quadrants, and a plurality of transverse ribs integrally formed in the second layer positioned in the first and third quadrants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: R&L Marketing & Sales, Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Neill, Ronald N. Kessler, Daniel A. Kessler, Shawn P. Dockry
  • Patent number: 10076450
    Abstract: A structured film of a semi-crystalline polyolefin and a beta-nucleating agent is disclosed. The structured film has a backing and upstanding posts attached to the backing. At least a portion of the film typically includes beta-spherulites. In some embodiments, the backing is microporous while the upstanding posts have lower porosity. A method of making a structured film is also disclosed. The method includes extruding a melt of a polyolefin and a beta-nucleating agent in the presence of a tool to provide the structured film having upstanding posts on a backing and cooling at least a portion of the structured film to a temperature sufficient to form beta-spherulites. In some embodiments, the method further includes stretching the structured film containing beta-spherulites to provide micropores in the backing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Neelakandan Chandrasekaran
  • Patent number: 10052713
    Abstract: A bonding target member 1 having a solid bonding material 3 with aluminum as a main component is interposed between a metal member 2 and a ceramic member 4 and an elastic member 12 are pressurized by a pressurizing section 13 and a bonding tool section 15 of a resonator 14 in a vertical direction. The bonding tool section 15 of the resonator 14 resonates with sound vibration or ultrasound vibration transmitted from an oscillator 16. An interfacial portion between the metal member 2 and the bonding material 3 with aluminum as a main component and an interfacial portion between the bonding material 3 with aluminum as a main component and the ceramic member 4 each receive pressurization and vibration energy to be bonded together. The metal member 2 and the ceramic member 4 can be bonded together at ordinary temperature in the atmosphere with the bonding material 3 with aluminum as a main component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: ULTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeru Sato, Ryoichi Ishii, Takahiro Ito, Mayumi Kouya
  • Patent number: 10046551
    Abstract: A recycling method includes providing an EVA insole residual product including an EVA foam material, a film, and a cloth material, placing the EVA insole residual product into an oven, heating the EVA insole residual product to a temperature of 130±25° C., and detaching the cloth material from the EVA foam material. The film includes an EVA, and a tackifier. The EVA of the film has a mass proportion of 85-95%. The tackifier has a mass proportion of 5-15%. An antioxidant is appended into the film and has a mass proportion of 0.1% of the total mass of the EVA and the tackifier. After the cloth material is detached from the EVA foam material, the EVA foam material and the film are crushed and kneaded and are recycled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventor: Sian-De Wei
  • Patent number: 9931761
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, the steam pressing apparatus generally comprises a substantially rectangular or square-shaped inner chamber (such as an autoclave) and an outer, generally rectangular or square-shaped structure. In one embodiment, the steam pressing apparatus comprises a hydraulic system used to compress and treat a working material with high efficiency, timing and precision. In one aspect, the steam pressing apparatus comprises a structure and system that allows modularity and scalability for manufacturing final products of varying dimensions. Further, the steam pressing apparatus can be designed to respond to computerized instructions relating to the pressure to be applied, steam to be applied, vacuum parameters, timing of the press operation, thickness of the resultant working material, and other informational inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: TIMTEK, LLC
    Inventor: Walter Jarck
  • Patent number: 9688571
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a light extraction substrate for an organic light-emitting device which can increase the extraction efficiency of light emitted from the organic light-emitting device, thereby improving the overall luminous efficiency of the organic light-emitting device. Water glass is applied on a surface of a glass substrate. The water glass applied on the glass substrate is heat-treated such the surface of the glass substrate is roughened. The heat-treated water glass is removed from the glass substrate. A planarization layer of a glass frit is formed on the glass substrate from which the water glass has been removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Corning Precision Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ki Yeon Lee, Kyung Min Yoon, Young Suk Lee, Jae Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 9651737
    Abstract: An optical filter device may include an optical fiber having a core and a cladding surrounding the core, the optical fiber having a tapered portion. The optical filter device may include an index selectable material surrounding the tapered portion and having an index of refraction being selectable based upon a physical characteristic. The optical filter device may include a device configured to change the index selectable material to select the index of refraction to selectively filter out a mode within the optical fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: HARRIS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nicholas Riegel, Richard T. Ammon, II, Michael R. Lange
  • Patent number: 9623625
    Abstract: A glass substrate protective pad which protects a glass substrate in close contact with the glass substrate. The glass substrate protective pad has multiple layers, the rear layer of the multiple layers which is to be in close contact with the glass substrate containing foamed polymer. A glass substrate packing container for packing a plurality of glass substrates loaded therein, in which the above-described glass substrate protective pad is in close contact with the front surface of the plurality of glass substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Corning Precision Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: BumRo Lee, Seok-Woong Kim, Sangku Moon, Kyu-Hwan Lee
  • Patent number: 9573300
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a sheet having a fine shape transferred thereon, in which a sheet base made of a thermoplastic resin is placed between an imprint mold and an intermediate base and the sheet base is then pressed by a pair of pressing plates to imprint the fine shape of surface irregularity of the imprint mold to the sheet-like base. The sheet base is pressed such that, when pressing force of the pressing plates is maximum, an imprinting pressure difference is present in an imprinting surface of the imprint mold, a maximum imprinting pressure section is present in the imprinting surface, and a portion where the imprinting pressure is minimum is not present in the imprinting surface. The method achieves uniform and highly accurate shape transfer without trapping of air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Yuma Hirai, Kiyoshi Minoura, Fumiyasu Nomura
  • Patent number: 9513409
    Abstract: To provide a fine-structure layered product, and a preparation method of a fine-structure layered product using the fine-structure layered product for enabling a fine concavo-convex structure excellent in environmental resistance, weather resistance and long-term stability to be formed with a large area and high productivity, and provide a manufacturing method of a fine-structure product for enabling a large area to be made with high productivity, a fine-structure layered product of the invention is provided with a substrate, a resin layer that is formed on one main surface of the substrate and that has a fine concavo-convex structure on its surface, and an inorganic layer that is provided on the fine concavo-convex structure of the resin layer and that contains a sol-gel material having a fine concavo-convex structure in a shape associated with the fine concavo-convex structure of the resin layer, where a fluorine element concentration (Es) in a region on the inorganic layer side of the resin layer is higher
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: ASAHI KASEI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Jun Koike, Ryuichi Ito, Fujito Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 9487404
    Abstract: A copper foil for producing graphene, including oxides and sulfides each having a diameter of 0.5 ?m or more having a total number of 15/mm2 or less measured by using a scanning electronic microscope before heating at 1000° C. for 1 hour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Chiba, Tatsuya Yamaji
  • Patent number: 9458975
    Abstract: Headlight lens for a vehicle headlight having a monolithic body of transparent material, the monolithic body including at least one light entry face, a light passage section and at least one optically operative light exit face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Docter Optics SE
    Inventors: Dmitry Fedosik, Wolfram Wintzer
  • Patent number: 9445632
    Abstract: A three dimensional component for a costume, intended to simulate a three-dimensional body part or other object, comprises an inner soft or cushiony layer of foam, an outer fabric layer, a graphic printed upon the outer layer, and a sonic or ultra high frequency welding of the outer layer to the cushiony layer along the lines defined by the graphic. The sonic well will compress the foam to the fabric and the non-compressed foam and fabric sections will visually and physically provide relatively three dimensional areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Inventor: Persio de Luca Neto
  • Patent number: 9302456
    Abstract: A method of producing a panel for lining or cladding an aircraft interior, such as an aircraft cargo hold includes arranging at least one resin layer of a thermo-plastic polymer and at least one reinforcement layer of reinforcement fibers upon one another in a stack, wherein each resin layer extends adjacent and/or substantially parallel to each reinforcement layer; and consolidating the stack to form a panel by applying heat and pressure to the stack. The pressure is applied to the stack in a direction substantially perpendicular to a primary plane of the layers. The pressure is applied to the stack in a non-constant distribution over the primary plane. A corresponding panel for lining or cladding an aircraft interior, such as a cargo hold is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventor: Stephan Hoetzeldt
  • Patent number: 9138925
    Abstract: A method for injection molding thin materials (sub-millimeter) having low green strength could make certain manufacturing processes significantly more efficient yet has heretofore been unavailable. Provided herein is a method that enables injection molding of thin materials by using a mold with contact surfaces having a low surface energy release agent disposed thereon. The low surface energy release agent may be applied as a coating on a conventional mold or the mold itself or just the contact surfaces thereof may be formed of a low surface energy release material. The method finds particular applicability in making special contour patches for medical and cosmetic implants and prosthetics. A preferred approach involves injection molding a thin layer of unvulcanized material on a cold mold, injection molding a thin layer of vulcanized material on a hot mold, transferring the vulcanized layer to the unvulcanized layer on the cold mold, and removing the combined layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Applied Silicone Corporation
    Inventors: R. Alastair Winn, Nolan Pasko
  • Patent number: 9073383
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a heat transfer label that can be modified by an end user in order to indicate variable data prior to transfer of the heat transfer label to a substrate. The label can include fixed data and a region where the variable data is provided or applied and through which the data is viewed when the label is affixed to an object or item. A method for marking the variable data or graphic into the heat transfer label includes punching holes through, or selectively removing ink from, an area of ink located on the heat transfer label tape or strips. The blocks of inked areas are punched or the ink is removed from portions of the block inked area to form a pattern or code correlating to the variable data or graphic and may be configured to be read by human or machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Roger M. Harvey, Warren K. Smith, III
  • Patent number: 9050220
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a color printed liquid permeable laminated structure comprising a first liquid permeable layer and a second liquid permeable layer, the first layer is color printed on at least one of its surfaces prior to being laminated to the second layer and stabilizing the laminated structure with a bonding means. These color printed laminated structures are particularly suitable for use in disposable absorbent articles for feminine protection, typically as so called ‘secondary’ topsheet in face to face relation with so called ‘primary’ topsheet, through which they are visible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Marco Digiacomantonio, Carlo Toro, Giovanni Carlucci, Remo Bellucci
  • Publication number: 20150147553
    Abstract: Printable magnetic receptive composite sheets are made by calendering a thin layer of a magnetic composition and bonding it to a top printable layer on one or both sides of the magnetic layer wherein the calendered layer has a thickness up to 10 mils.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: ULTRAFLEX SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: John E. Schleicher, JR.
  • Publication number: 20150144257
    Abstract: A marking tape for application on pavement which comprises a core layer and an adhesive layer outside the core layer. The core layer is formed of a combination of a conforming layer of a thermoplastic material, a marking layer of a cross-linked material, and a fibrous layer. The conforming layer and the marking layer are contiguous and/or directly interconnected with each other. The marking tape is preferably relatively light weight and relatively inexpensive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Jean Le Normand, Volker Boehme, Michael R. Jost, Dirk Kolowrot, Sabine Henning
  • Publication number: 20150107752
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for joining materials as well as articles manufactured using such processes. The invention pertains to a process for joining a first substrate to a second substrate. The process includes irradiating a portion of a first substrate with a laser beam having a first wavelength and intensity sufficient to increase the absorbance of the first substrate to light having a second, different wavelength. The laser beam may carbonize at least a portion of the irradiated portion of the first substrate imparting a higher absorbance to light than non-irradiated portions of the first substrate. A second substrate is then placed in contact with the irradiated portion of the first substrate. The first substrate is then irradiated with a second laser having a second wavelength, different to the first wavelength; with a sufficient intensity to heat and, preferably melt, the irradiated portion of the first substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Erik Mikael Olsson, Jonathan Riveron, Armando Raul Tovar
  • Patent number: 8999095
    Abstract: Apparatus for bonding at least two plies of fibrous web, includes: a first roller having an outer periphery, a plurality of embossing protuberances being provided on the outer periphery, such first roller being an embossing roller; and a second roller having an outer periphery and being elastic at least in a radial direction and together with the first roller forming a nip through which the at least two plies are be fed, such second roller being a counter roller or a marrying roller, wherein at least a part of the outer periphery of at least one of the first and the second roller is irregularly rough so that the at least two plies are bonded at discrete locations corresponding to at least some of the embossing protuberances. A multi-ply product including the bonded plies and a corresponding method are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Prodcuts GmbH
    Inventors: Jurgen Sauter, Harald Harlacher, Joachim Leonhardt, Thomas Heilemann
  • Publication number: 20150090432
    Abstract: A method of making a low-pressure thin-walled heat exchanger and a low-pressure thin-walled heat exchanger are described. According to the production method a thin metal cover layer and a thin cover layer consisting of metal or plastic are sealed with one another. The sealing is realized by a thin layer of a sealable polymer that is provided as coating on one side of at least one cover layer and/or by a separate intermediate layer of a sealable polymer. Both cover layers are sealed with one another by the interposed layer of the sealable polymer with the formation of a cavity suitable for the passage of a heat exchange medium which cavity can be formed as passage system. Such heat exchangers can be produced in an especially cheap way in this manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Bert Féron, Manfred Breuer
  • Publication number: 20150086928
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a flexographic printing plate includes designing a patterned design that includes a plurality of lines and a plurality of support structures and laser-ablating the patterned design into a thermal imaging layer. A support structure of the plurality of support structures is disposed at an offset relative to a line of the plurality of lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: UNI-PIXEL DISPLAYS, INC.
    Inventors: Ed S. Ramakrishnan, Daniel Van Ostrand
  • Publication number: 20150087353
    Abstract: A high-frequency signal line includes a linear signal line and a first ground conductor provided at a dielectric body to extend along the dielectric body. The first ground conductor includes a first main surface and a second main surface opposed to each other in a direction of lamination. A strip-shaped protrusion extending along the signal line is provided on the second main surface of the first ground conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Kuniaki YOSUI
  • Publication number: 20150068691
    Abstract: In one aspect, a multilayer material comprises a first layer formed from a thermoplastic elastomeric material, a second layer formed from a fabric and secured to a first side of the first layer, and a third layer formed from a fabric secured to a second side of the first layer. The multilayer material may be incorporated into a window shade for use in a vehicle, e.g., an aircraft or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Perkins S. Thomas, John P. Baron, John N. Harris, Brian J. Lennon, David E. Sterling
  • Patent number: 8974892
    Abstract: A device is provided to produce an embossed multi-ply material, comprising: a first embossing-laminating unit (3) comprising a first embossing cylinder (5) equipped with first projections (5P) defining a first pattern, a first pressure roller (7) cooperating with said first embossing cylinder (5), a first laminating roller (9) and a first glue dispenser (11), disposed between said first pressure roller (7) and said first laminating roller (9); an embossing unit comprising at least a second embossing cylinder (25) provided with second projections (25P) defining a second pattern and a second pressure roller (27) cooperating with said second embossing cylinder (25); a first path (P1) through said first embossing-laminating unit (3); a second path (P2) for at least a second ply (V2) towards and through said second embossing unit (23); a third path (P3) for said third ply (V3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Fabio Perini S.p.A.
    Inventors: Giovanni Nencioni, Romano Maddaleni, Mauro Gelli
  • Publication number: 20150064071
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a disposable module (100) for use in a device (300) for synthesizing radiopharmaceutical products starting with chemical reagents, said disposable module (100) comprising: a supporting plate (101) comprising rigid connection means (114) to at least one flask of chemical reagents (102, 103, 104, 105) in solution in a solvent, and a reactor (106); interface means (115) with a fixed module of said synthesis device (300), in contact with or integrated into said supporting plate (101), said interface means comprising at least one valve (V1-V8) and/or at least one fluid inlet (E1, E2) and/or at least one fluid outlet (O1, O2, O3); at least one conduit (1-20) connected to said at least one valve (V1-V8) or to said at least one fluid inlet (E1, E2) or to said at least one fluid outlet (O1, O2, O3), characterized in that at least one of said conduits (1-20) is integrated into the body of the disposable module (100).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Ion Beam Applications S.A.
    Inventors: Bernard Lambert, Michel Guyette, Christophe Sauvage
  • Patent number: 8961724
    Abstract: A structural panel includes a closed-cell foam core formed of a metallic material; a first carbon-fiber panel bonded to a first side of the closed-cell foam core; and a second carbon-fiber panel bonded to a second side of the closed-cell foam core such that the foam core is disposed between the first carbon-fiber panel and the second carbon-fiber panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Joseph M. Polewarczyk, Paul E. Krajewski
  • Publication number: 20150044404
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of concurrently creating a frictional washing surface and joining the frictional washing surface to the surface of a housing material for a sealable waterproof bag for washing one or more textile items, the method including: i) applying a quantity of a polymer to the surface of the housing material for the sealable bag; ii) positioning a tool on the quantity of the polymer, the tool including a void region containing depressions and/or projections complementary to the shape of the frictional washing surface; and iii) applying heat and/or a current and/or a frequency to the tool to soften the polymer and allow it to form the shape of the frictional washing surface and concurrently join the frictional washing surface to the housing material for the sealable bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Ashley Martin Newland, Nick Dobson
  • Publication number: 20150045159
    Abstract: A leather-based cover material for an inflatable sports ball that consists of a composite of a thin external layer, a filler, and an internal liner. The thin external layer is dimpled by using positive/negative embossing plates to create pebble projections on an exterior side and voids on the other or interior side. The interior side is coated with a filler material that fills the voids. The cover material is completed by attaching a liner layer to the cured filler material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: BADEN SPORTS, INC.
    Inventor: Hugh Tompkins
  • Publication number: 20150034236
    Abstract: A sports ball includes a barebone ball and an outer ball layer. The barebone ball includes an inflatable bladder body and a ball casing. The ball casing, which is formed in an integrated structure, has an outer circumferential surface, an inner circumferential surface to define an interior cavity to fittingly enclose the bladder body therein, and a plurality of pre-formed channels integrally and indently formed on the outer circumferential surface, such that the ball casing and the bladder body enclosed therewithin form a one piece integrated semi-product of the sports ball. The outer ball layer comprising a plurality of outer cover panels overlapping on the outer circumferential surface of the ball casing at a position that edges of each of the outer cover panels are aligned with the corresponding pre-formed channels respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Tsung Ming OU
  • Publication number: 20150027622
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing an interior covering part (P) with a carrier component (1) of a fibre moulding material, in particular a natural fibre moulding material, and a decorative film (2), comprising the steps: in a first press tool (20) with two tool halves (22a, 22b), carrying out a first pressing together and forming of a semi-finished product (11) provided for forming the substrate (1) and of a semi-finished product (12) provided for forming the decorative layer (2) subject to forming a texture of a first surface of the decorative layer (2) and because of this forming an intermediate product (Z1, Z2) with a first forming state; and cooling down a decorative layer portion of the intermediate products (Z1, Z2), in a second press tool (70), forming a method end product (P; Z11, Z12; Z21, Z22) with a second forming state, and device (V) for producing an interior covering part (P) with a carrier component (1) and a decorative layer (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Friedhelm Kastell
  • Patent number: 8940117
    Abstract: Techniques are described for fabricating multilayer structures having arrays of conducting elements or apertures in a conductive grid which can be used to form frequency selective surfaces (FSSs), antenna arrays and the like on flexible substrates. Fabrication techniques can include use of a polymer mask or direct dielectric molding. In embodiments utilizing a polymer mask, a temporary 3D polymeric relief pattern is formed on a substrate and used as a mask or stencil to form the desired pattern elements. In an additive process, the conductive material is deposited over the masked surface. Deposition can be followed by mask removal In the subtractive process, the conductive layer can be deposited prior to formation of the polymer mask, and the exposed parts of the underlying conductive layer can be etched. Other embodiments utilize dielectric molding in which the molded structure itself becomes an integral and permanent part of the FSS structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Microcontinuum, Inc.
    Inventor: W. Dennis Slafer
  • Publication number: 20150020959
    Abstract: A multi-layer 3D pattern manufacturing method includes the steps of forming a color film on a surface of a substrate or a third pattern structure by providing a chromogenic material by lithography, gravure, flexographic printing, screen printing and physical vapor deposition in a transcribed printing process. Using the color film to match with different 3D pattern structures to form a multilayer 3D pattern which can be applied to the housing of various different electronic products not only can improve the aesthetic appearance, it can also enclose the color film within the 3D pattern to prevent the 3D pattern from falling off or fading; thus, the lifetime of the pattern can be improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: CHIEN-MIN CHANG
  • Patent number: 8906184
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing, for the depiction of a specified motif, a micro-optical depiction arrangement that exhibits a colored motif grid, composed of a plurality of micromotif elements, and a focusing element grid, composed of a plurality of microfocusing elements that reconstructs the specified motif when the micromotif elements are viewed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
    Inventors: Lars Hoffmann, Manfred Dotzler, Manfred Heim, Marius Dichtl, Michael Rahm, Ralf Liebler
  • Patent number: 8906181
    Abstract: A method of finishing a fan blade includes bonding a sheath and a cover to an aluminum fan blade with an airfoil, a root, a leading edge and a tip; imparting residual stresses onto the blade; coating the blade to protect exposed areas of the blade; and curing the blade in low-temperature cure cycles to preserve residual stresses imparted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: James O. Hansen, Sr., Jesse Meyer, Christopher J. Hertel
  • Publication number: 20140356949
    Abstract: A carrier for expansion of induced pluripotent stem cells is provided, wherein the carrier comprises a substrate comprising one or more outer surfaces, wherein the one or more outer surfaces are modified with gas plasma treatment, and one or more structured indentations on one or more of the outer surfaces. The carrier has a length at least about 0.2 mm, a width at least about 0.2 mm, and a height in a range from about 0.05 mm to 1.2 mm and each of the structured indentations has a major axis in a range from about 0.1 mm to 0.5 mm, a minor axis in a range from about 0.1 mm to 0.5 mm and a depth in a range from about 0.025 mm to about 0.5 mm. A method of making the carrier, and culturing induced pluripotent stem cells using the same carrier are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Brian Michael Davis, Kenneth Roger Conway, Evelina Roxana Loghin, Andrew Arthur Paul Burns, David Gilles Gascoyne, Scott Michael Miller
  • Patent number: 8900393
    Abstract: A high bulk laminated board is produced using one or more embossed plies. A method of producing the laminated board comprises: embossing first and second plies to produce first embossed projections extending from first sides of the first and second plies; placing adhesive on the first embossed projections on the first side of each of the first and second embossed plies; bringing the first and second plies together such that the first embossed projections on the first and second embossed plies are aligned; applying pressure to the first side of each of the first and second embossed plies to cause the first and second embossed plies to adhere together to form a composite ply; and adhering first and second flat outer plies onto first and second sides of the composite ply. Corresponding apparatus is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: 3A Composites GmbH
    Inventor: Victor Adie
  • Publication number: 20140349167
    Abstract: In a method for manufacturing a packed electrode, an electrode is set between two separation layers that are made of resin, a heat-resistant layer is set between at least one of the two separation layers and the electrode, the two separation layers, the electrode and the heat-resistant layer, an overlapped portion of the two separation layers overlapped with the heat-resistant layer interposed therebetween is pinched, pressed and heated by a pair of heat sealing chips at an outside of the electrode, and the two separation layers are fastened by destroying the heat-resistant layer at the overlapped portion that are pressed and heated. According to the above manufacturing method, man-hours required for stacking can be reduced by integrating the heat-resistant layer with the packed electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Kouhei Wakai, Kazumi Hisajima, Taewon Kim, Miyuki Nakai, Yasuhiro Sawada
  • Publication number: 20140332146
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for producing a three-dimensional decoration piece that does not damage the tacky bonding or adhesion strength of the lower layer material of the decoration piece. The method includes putting an upper layer material on a first table operating as cathode; lowering an upper mold operating as anode onto the first table, emitting a high frequency wave for dielectric heating; stopping the high frequency dielectric heating; moving a second table carrying a lower layer material having a tacky bonding property to below the upper mold; and lowering said upper mold onto the second table. In the apparatus, the second table or the lower mold is provided on the top surface thereof with recessed sections that are transversally and inwardly separated from a position where an edge of the first machining means contacts, by 0.2 mm to 1 mm; and a cushion member being arranged in the respective recessed sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Nobuo Kuroda, Eiji Kuwahara
  • Publication number: 20140311656
    Abstract: Various embodiments herein include utilities for generating embosser drums that are used to pre-format optical media such as optical tape with a pattern of nanostructures such as wobbled grooves. One utility includes generating a plurality of replicas from an embossing master and bonding the replicas together to form a bonded replica structure having a surface with the nanostructure pattern imprinted therein and a surface area that is approximately the same as an outer embossing surface of the embosser drum to be formed. Advantageously, a single, one-piece metallic shim can subsequently be generated, appropriately shaped and welded at a single seam to form the embosser drum outer embossing surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: FARAMARZ MAHNAD, JOSEPH J. KOZAK
  • Publication number: 20140303582
    Abstract: Disclosed is an absorbent core composite for a disposable absorbent article. The absorbent composite has a first fabric, a body side second fabric, and a plurality of aggregates of superabsorbent particles (SAP) situated between the first fabric second fabric. About each of a plurality of the SAP aggregates, an arrangement of spaced apart bond sites secure the second fabric to the first fabric and form a pocket in which the SAP aggregate is secured between the first fabric and the second fabric. The body side second fabric is a bulky nonwoven including fibers that entangle at least some particles in the SAP aggregate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: DSG TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LTD
    Inventors: Andrew C. Wright, Eugenio Varona, Anne Smid, Dennis Smid
  • Patent number: 8852373
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a lace tip includes: A glue layer, a pattern layer and a transparent layer are stacked in sequence on a predetermined location of a lace body. A surface of the pattern layer includes a plurality of first portions and a plurality of second portions which are alternately arranged on the pattern layer. The glue layer, the pattern layer and the transparent layer are fixed in sequence on the predetermined location of the lace body by thermal pressing. A plurality of concave portions and a plurality of convex portions are formed on a surface of the transparent layer which are alternately arranged on the surface of the transparent layer, so that the concave portions or the convex portions can refract light through the first portions and the second portions in accordance with changes of user's view angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Taiwan Paiho Limited
    Inventor: Sen-Mei Cheng
  • Publication number: 20140292468
    Abstract: A laminated electronic component whose internal electrode has sufficient cross-section area to achieve lower resistance, while also achieving a narrower pitch to accommodate more windings, is manufactured by forming a resist film on a conductive base plate; forming an opening of specified pattern in the resist film by photolithography; filling a conductor in the opening, by plating, to a level lower than the height of the resist film to form a conductor pattern; removing the resist film; transferring the conductor pattern from the base plate onto an insulation sheet; and laminating pattern-transferred insulation sheets obtained as above and then heating to obtain insulator layers from the insulation sheet, while obtaining internal electrodes from the conductor patterns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki MOTOMIYA, Shigeto TAKEI, Toru OHWADA
  • Publication number: 20140290837
    Abstract: Described herein are tissue grafts derived from the placenta. The grafts are composed of at least one layer of amnion tissue where the epithelium layer has been substantially removed in order to expose the basement layer to host cells. By removing the epithelium layer, cells from the host can more readily interact with the cell-adhesion bio-active factors located onto top and within of the basement membrane. Also described herein are methods for making and using the tissue grafts. The laminin structure of amnion tissue is nearly identical to that of native human tissue such as, for example, oral mucosa tissue. This includes high level of laminin-5, a cell adhesion bio-active factor show to bind gingival epithelia-cells, found throughout upper portions of the basement membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: MiMedx Group, Inc.
    Inventors: John Daniel, Randall Spencer, John Russo, Robert Tofe
  • Publication number: 20140295127
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a monolayer touch screen, which comprises: a transparent cover glass; a transparent emboss adhesive layer coated on a surface of the transparent cover glass, wherein the transparent emboss adhesive layer has multiple grooves that are located at non-visible region; a metallic mesh layer embedded in the transparent emboss adhesive layer, and the metallic mesh layer are located at a visible region; a hairline finishing layer deposited on the surface of the multiple grooves; and an ink layer coated on the hairline finishing layer. Hairline finishing layer of such monolayer touch screen deposits directly on the surface of multiple grooves of transparent emboss adhesive layer, compared to the traditional touch screen, such monolayer touch screen is thinner and has a hairline finishing effect. The present invention also discloses a method for manufacturing the monolayer touch screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Shenzhen O-Film Tech Co., Ltd
    Inventors: GENCHU TANG, Shengcai Dong, Wei Liu, Bin Tang
  • Publication number: 20140283982
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for bonding a first substrate and a second substrate. During operation, the system starts by treating a first surface of the first substrate and a second surface of the second substrate with a hydrophilic treatment. The system then transfers a first oligomer layer onto the treated first surface and a second oligomer layer onto the treated second surface. Next, the system treats the first oligomer layer and the second oligomer layer for hydrophilic activation. The system subsequently brings the first oligomer layer into contact with the second oligomer layer, thereby allowing the two oligomer layers to adhere and form a single bonding layer between the first substrate and the second substrate. In particular, each of the first oligomer layer and the second oligomer layer is a polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Tingrui Pan, Yuzhe Ding, Shaun P. Garland