Subsequent To Lamination Patents (Class 156/220)
  • Patent number: 10695971
    Abstract: Plastic flooring having registration system contains: an electronic control unit electrically connected with roller equipment and the registration system, the roller equipment is configured to deliver a substrate, a printing layer, and an abrasion resistance layer toward a rolling device. The rolling device includes a fourth roller set having pressing patterns identical to surface patterns of the printing layer, and the registration system has a first sensor, a tension regulator, and a second sensor. The first sensor is disposed on a delivery path of the printing layer which corresponds to the first sensor and has multiple positioning points. A length between a first positioning point and a second positioning point depends on a perimeter of the fourth roller set so as to form a print unit, and the first sensor is configured to sense the multiple positioning points and to transmit sensed signals to the electronic control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventors: Ting Yi Liou, Pei Dong Jhao
  • Patent number: 10661548
    Abstract: A method for producing a printed resilient floor covering includes digitally printing a decorative layer onto the top surface of a support layer or the bottom surface of a wear layer with a UV curable ink; UV curing the printed decorative layer; laminating the support layer and the transparent wear layer together so that the printed decorative layer is sandwiched between the support layer and the transparent wear layer. Alternatively, the method comprises: digitally printing a decorative layer onto a decorative layer support film with a UV curable ink; UV curing the printed decorative layer on the decorative layer support film; laminating a support layer, the decorative layer support film and a transparent wear layer together, so that the decorative layer support film with the printed decorative layer is sandwiched between the support layer and the transparent wear layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Tarkett GDL
    Inventors: Klas Klackmann-Schneider, Igor Brankov
  • Patent number: 10649141
    Abstract: A manufacturing system performs a deposition of an etch-compatible film over a substrate. The etch-compatible film includes a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface. The manufacturing system performs a partial removal of the etch-compatible film to create a surface profile on the first surface with a plurality of etch heights relative to the substrate. The manufacturing system performs a lithographic patterning of a photoresist deposited over the created profile in the etch-compatible film to obtain the plurality of etch heights and one or more duty cycles corresponding to the etch-compatible film deposited over the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew E. Colburn, Giuseppe Calafiore, Matthieu Charles Raoul Leibovici, Nihar Ranjan Mohanty
  • Patent number: 10632650
    Abstract: Various methods and assemblies are provided for producing composite components having formed in features. For example, a method may comprise depositing a composite material on a base tool; bringing a feature forming tool into contact with the composite material; and processing the composite material with the feature forming tool in contact with the composite material. The processed composite material forms a green state composite component. The feature forming tool comprises a sheet having one or more elements for interacting with one or more elements of the base tool to form one or more features of the composite component. In some embodiments, the method also may comprise sealing a bag around the feature forming tool and the composite material after bringing the tool into contact with the composite material and removing the bag and the feature forming tool from the green state composite component after processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Donald Michael Corsmeier
  • Patent number: 10569593
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of forming a security document including the steps of: providing a base layer having a top side; providing a color image onto an image area of the top side by printing colored ink, on the top. A lens structure is applied over the colored ink, the lens structure having a predetermined focal plane situated at a distance from the top side, and laser engraving a black image in through the lens structure and through the colored ink to form blackened image elements substantially at or near the focal plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: MORPHO B.V.
    Inventor: Jan Van Den Berg
  • Patent number: 10558905
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a device comprising at least one electronic element (3) associated with a substrate (1) and an antenna (4). According to the invention, this method comprises the following steps: the antenna (2) is disposed on the upper face (6) of the substrate (1); the electronic element (3, 10) is introduced at least partially into the substrate (1); the assembly is laminated in a way allowing the antenna (2) and the electronic element (3, 10) to enter into the substrate (1) completely; and the laminated substrate (1) is cooled under a press. The invention also relates to a device obtained in this way, either as a finished product or a semi-finished product. This device can find application as a chip card or in a passport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: NID SA
    Inventor: François Droz
  • Patent number: 10559555
    Abstract: Methods of transferring micro-array LEDs of various colors onto a surface of a display substrate are provided. The transferring includes releasing micro-LEDs of a specific color from a structure that includes a releasable material onto a display substrate. The releasable material may be a laser ablatable material or a material that is readily dissolved in a specific etchant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen W. Bedell, Bing Dang, Ning Li, Frank R. Libsch, Devendra K. Sadana
  • Patent number: 10456958
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing synthetic leather using a silicone rubber coating liquid; and synthetic leather produced by the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventor: Soon Kie Jung
  • Patent number: 10364142
    Abstract: A method of forming a space includes a step of tenting, on a substrate having a recessed portion, a dry film including a dry film material that is to be a top plate on the recessed portion. The step of tenting the dry film includes a press period and a release period and performs a press-release cycle of the press period and the release period a plurality of times, a pressed state in which the dry film is pressed against the substrate by using a pressing member is maintained during the press period, and a released state in which the pressed state is released is maintained during the release period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masafumi Morisue, Tamaki Sato, Akihiko Okano, Tetsushi Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10279539
    Abstract: Aimed at providing a method for molding a thermoplastic resin product and a molding apparatus therefor that enable productivity, transfer quality or the like to be improved. Provided is a method for molding a thermoplastic resin product that includes a heating step, a transfer step, a cooling step and a mold-releasing step, and wherein, in the heating step, a stamper is irradiated with infrared rays in a state where a cooling member is not irradiated with infrared rays, and at least in the final stage of the transfer step, the stamper and the cooling member are brought into contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: TOYO SEIKAN GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD.
    Inventors: Satoo Kimura, Masaki Aoya, Tsutomu Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 10242599
    Abstract: An adjustable mounting bracket for mounting a skull of an animal onto a wall. The mounting bracket is adjustable so that the angle of the skull can be changed, so that the skull can be rotated from side to side, and so that the stinger that secures the skull to the mounting bracket can be lifted off of the base of the mounting bracket without removing the base from the wall. Each side of the stinger has a pointed stabilizer for engaging the skull to hold it firmly to the stinger. The base can be made in a variety of shapes and designs. One design has a base with an opening therein that forms a picture frame. Adjustment of the mounting bracket does not require any tools. The stinger is removable from the base to facilitate marketing, packaging and distribution and to make it easier to attach a skull.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventor: Terence Ward Herron
  • Patent number: 10082166
    Abstract: A joined article includes a first component having a laser-treated surface portion and a second component having a laser-treated surface portion. An adhesive joins the first component to the second component at the treated surface portion. A method of making a joined article form components and a system for making joined articles are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: UT-BATTELLE, LLC
    Inventors: Adrian Stefan Sabau, Charles David Warren, Claus Daniel, Jian Chen, Donald L. Erdman, III
  • Patent number: 10032973
    Abstract: Magnetic regions of at least one of chiplet or a receiving substrate are used to permit magnetically guided precision placement of chiplets on the receiving substrate. In some embodiments, a scanning magnetic head can be used to release individual chiplets from a temporary support substrate to the receiving substrate. Structures are provided in which a magnetic moment of a controlled orientation exists between the transferred chiplets and the receiving substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen W. Bedell, Bing Dang, Ning Li, Frank R. Libsch, Devendra K. Sadana
  • Patent number: 9944424
    Abstract: A system and a method for applying a heat transfer label to a substrate to minimize dye migration are provided. The system and the method are configured such that a substrate is arranged between a heated plate and the label, such that heat is applied through the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Joseph A. Tetrault, James E. Moore
  • Patent number: 9873286
    Abstract: Systems have a frame, and a substrate base sheet held by the frame. Each system has a media sheet and a substantially transparent erasable sheet held by the frame, with the media sheet being between the substrate sheet and the erasable sheet. The media sheet and the substantially transparent erasable sheet have substantially the same peripheral shape. The erasable sheet is positioned directly over the media sheet and supported by the frame at locations substantially the same as where the frame supports the media sheet. The media sheet may be a durable, long-lasting sheet. One of the media sheet and erasable sheet may have a lifting tab extending away from a peripheral edge thereof, some embodiments having a through-hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: INSIGNIA MARKETING, INC.
    Inventor: Christine M. McAtee
  • Patent number: 9855730
    Abstract: Methods of making articles using structured tapes are disclosed. The structured tapes may include a structured template layer having a structured surface and an opposed second surface and an uncured backfill layer, the uncured backfill layer has a lower refractive index than the structured template layer, and the uncured backfill layer has a structured surface conforming to the structured surface of the structured template layer and an opposed second surface. The structured tapes may include a structured template layer having a structured surface and an opposed second surface and an uncured backfill layer, the uncured backfill layer has a higher refractive index than the structured template layer, and the uncured backfill layer has a structured surface conforming to the structured surface of the structured template layer and an opposed second surface. The structure tapes may be laminated via the uncured backfill layer to a receptor substrate to form an article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Martin B. Wolk, Michael Benton Free, Margaret M. Vogel-Martin, Evan L. Schwartz, Mieczyslaw H. Mazurek, Terry O. Collier
  • Patent number: 9717567
    Abstract: A tear-resistant dental dam is provided. The tear-resistant dental dam includes a first thermoplastic elastomeric sheet and a second thermoplastic elastomeric sheet disposed on the first thermoplastic elastomeric sheet. The first and second thermoplastic elastomeric sheets have a grid pattern of weld joint regions configured to couple together the first and second thermoplastic elastomeric sheets. The grid pattern of weld joint regions define a plurality of unwelded regions of the first and second thermoplastic elastomeric sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Easydam, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas P. Warner, Allan Kotwicki
  • Patent number: 9695548
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a soft-goods product includes substantially permanently affixing a transfer having projecting embellishments in an embroidered style without the use of sewing. The transfer employs an adhesive and pressure application to achieve the substantially permanent attachment. The adhesive includes pressure-sensitive, acrylic and hot-melt adhesives, as well as adhesives having one or more combinations of these features. Pressure is applied in a transverse manner and can be supplemented by an insert having compressibility properties and when desired, supplemented by the application of heat energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: AVERY DENNISON RETAIL INFORMATION SERVICES, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher T. Caldwell
  • Patent number: 9688215
    Abstract: A vehicle is provided that includes a vehicle surface and a vehicle applique in direct contact with the vehicle surface. The applique includes a polymeric substrate and an over-mold positioned on the substrate. The over-mold comprises a diffraction grating integral with the over-mold, the grating having a thickness from about 250 nm to 1000 nm and a period from 50 nm to 5 microns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Kenneth Dellock, Talat Karmo, Stuart C. Salter, Michael Musleh, James J. Surman
  • Patent number: 9677621
    Abstract: The invention relates to an friction assembly (1) comprising a plurality of inner discs (2) and a plurality of outer discs (3), the inner discs (2) and the outer discs (3) being arranged alternately in an axial direction (4), and wherein between the inner discs (2) and the outer discs (3) respectively at least one freely rotational friction ring (11) is arranged, and wherein the inner discs (2) and/or the outer discs (3) can be adjusted relative to one another in axial direction (4) to form a frictional connection with the friction rings (11). The friction rings (11) are made from at least one resin, containing at least one additive, or a sintered material, wherein the friction rings (11) on a surface (19) facing an inner disc (2) and on a surface (18) facing an outer disc (3) comprise respectively at least one compacted area (20) and at least one non-compacted area (21) and/or at least one area (21) that is less compacted than the compacted area (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Miba Frictec GmbH
    Inventors: Falk Nickel, Andreas Promberger
  • Patent number: 9486990
    Abstract: There are provided a shaped sheet laminate that is adapted for an absorbent article and that has a specific structure to enhance the absorbing effect of the absorbent article, a method for manufacturing the shaped sheet laminate, and a shaping apparatus adapted to manufacture the shaped sheet laminate. The shaping apparatus includes a first roller having a rolling surface, a plurality of indentations that are indented from the rolling surface, a plurality of annular inner wall surfaces respectively defining the indentations, and a plurality of suction holes that are in air communication the respective indentations. Each of the annular inner wall surfaces has an annular outer edge that meets the rolling surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: KANG NA HSIUNG ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung-Chi Tai, Ho-Hsi Yang, Chien-Chung Su
  • Patent number: 9452095
    Abstract: Absorbent core for disposable absorbent articles, particularly for the absorption of menses or blood. The absorbent core has at least two layers. A first layer having cellulose fibers that is substantially free of absorbent gelling materials; and a second layer having fibers and an absorbent gelling material and is substantially free of cellulose fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Giovanni Carlucci, Alessandro Gagliardini
  • Patent number: 9422765
    Abstract: A method for forming a flush architectural wooden door using at least one post-consumer material includes collecting a previously-used door from a collection site. The previously-used door includes a core having a first major surface, a second major surface opposite to the first major surface, and a perimeter extending around the opposing major surfaces. The core is extracted from the previously-used door. Rails and styles are applied to a perimeter of the extracted core. A first skin is applied over the first major surface of the extracted core and applied rails and styles. The extracted core, rails, styles, and first skin have a collective weight. The extracted core forms over half of that collective weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Recor International, Inc.
    Inventor: William Henry Lucas, III
  • Patent number: 9205632
    Abstract: Objects are fastened to object surfaces of a porous or fibrous material, in particular made of wood or a wood-like material, with the aid of a thermoplastic fastening film. For this, the object, which is separate from, or integrated in the fastening film, is positioned on the object surface and, with the aid of a vibrating fastening tool having a distally arranged, for example closed, perimetric profile element, which is positioned on the fastening film, is anchored in the object surface along a perimeter, and optionally also punched out. The fastening is suitable in particular for fastening identification carriers to wooden objects such as pallets or tree trunks, wherein the identification carriers are equipped, for example, with an antenna and an RFID chip or with a bar code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: WOODWELDING AG
    Inventors: Marcel Aeschlimann, Mario Lehmann, Laurent Torriani
  • Publication number: 20150114549
    Abstract: A tolerance ring comprising a metallic band for spring features and a complementary low friction material for frictional considerations is disclosed. The tolerance ring is designed to operate within a precisely controlled torque or axial force band to provide a defined amount of resistance and sliding force control between components that move relative to each other. Isolated portions of the tolerance ring form regions of contact with adjacent ones of the components. Other surfaces of the tolerance ring comprise portions with spring features that have geometry suitable for their spring rate, rather than conforming to mating surfaces of the adjacent components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Andrew R. Slayne, Parag Natu
  • Publication number: 20150104623
    Abstract: The present application provides a patterning method of a graphene, including a step of forming a graphene layer on a polymer substrate and a step of forming a nanopattern on the graphene layer by hot embossing imprinting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Byung Hee Hong, Jung Hee Han
  • Publication number: 20150079338
    Abstract: A beaded composite panel is fabricated using composite plies. An opening is formed in each of plies, and each ply is laid up on a bead feature and drawn down over the bead feature in the area of the opening so as to widen the opening into a gap allowing the ply to conform to the contour of the bead feature. Patches are fabricated and placed on the plies overlying over the openings. The laid-up plies are compacted and cured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Steven J. Burpo, Michael P. Renieri, Nicholas B. Segobiano, Neal A. Froeschner
  • Publication number: 20150068671
    Abstract: Decorated sheets on the basis of cellulose non-woven fabrics, such as paper, for the production of decorated laminates are impregnated with synthetic resins. Consequently, their sizes are changed, they become brittle and are not water-resistant in the laminate. In the method according to the invention the printed or unprinted non-woven fabrics are impregnated with an aqueous dispersion of a polymer which is cross-linkable by UV radiation, dried and optionally printed and finally irradiated with UV radiation. The decorated sheets thus obtained are water-resistant in the laminate and can be coiled up and stored after each process step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: SURFACE TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Egon Hoff
  • Publication number: 20150072098
    Abstract: Multi-layer forms and methods of producing the same are disclosed herein. An example apparatus includes a first substrate first layer having a first side and a second side. The apparatus includes a second substrate first layer having a third side and a fourth side. The second side is coupled to the third side. The first substrate first layer and the second substrate first layer are embossed. The apparatus includes a second substrate second layer having a fifth side and a sixth side, the fourth side coupled to the fifth side. The apparatus includes a second substrate first layer having a seventh side and an eighth side. The seventh side is coupled to the sixth side. The second substrate first layer and the second substrate second layer are not embossed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company
    Inventors: Joshua Johnson, Lynn Baeten, Eric M. Wood, Kevin Pulley
  • Publication number: 20150059080
    Abstract: A pool liner having a first polymeric liner sheet having first and second sides and a substantially light transparent second polymeric liner sheet having first side and second sides. A colored indicia is positioned on at least a portion of the first side of the first polymeric liner sheet and/or on at least a portion of the first side of the substantially transparent second polymeric liner sheet. The first side of the second polymeric liner sheet is attached to the first side of the first polymeric liner sheet such that the colored indicia is positioned between the first side of the first polymeric liner sheet and the first side of the second polymeric liner sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: CRESTWOOD MEMBRANES, INC.
    Inventors: Allan J. MacKinlay, John E. Pomeroy, Scot Martinelli, Christopher L. Hackett
  • Patent number: 8916053
    Abstract: A pattern forming method according to an embodiment includes: forming a pattern film on a first substrate, the pattern film having a concave-convex pattern, the pattern film being made of a material containing a first to-be-imprinted agent; forming a material film on a second substrate, the material film containing a second to-be-imprinted agent having a higher etching rate than an etching rate of the first to-be-imprinted agent; transferring the concave-convex pattern of the pattern film onto the material film by applying pressure between the first substrate and the second substrate, with the pattern film being positioned to face the material film, and by curing the second to-be-imprinted agent; detaching the first substrate from the pattern film; and removing the material film by etching, to leave the pattern film on the second substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Kawamonzen, Yasuaki Ootera, Akiko Yuzawa, Naoko Kihara, Yoshiyuki Kamata, Hiroyuki Hieda, Norikatsu Sasao, Ryosuke Yamamoto, Takeshi Okino, Tomoyuki Maeda, Takuya Shimada
  • 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: 20140352879
    Abstract: A process of fabricating an actuator element is provided. In the process, a dielectric elastomer film having first and second sides is provided. An electrode material is applied on a portion of the first and second side of the dielectric elastomer film. A compressive material is applied to the first side of the dielectric elastomer film. The present process may be employed for producing improved monolithic actuator elements such as configurable buttons, arrays of buttons, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Mikyong Yoo, Xina Quan
  • Publication number: 20140335320
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a high glossy molding sheet and a method for manufacturing the same that may realize a same outer appearance with an actual metal surface by forming a reverse pattern with an opposite shape to an original pattern of a metal board using a transfer of an ultraviolet curable resin layer, and forming a metal deposition layer on the top and laminating on a board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Jun Beom Shin, Jae Gwang Nam, Min Ho Lee, Jung Eun Ha
  • Publication number: 20140322488
    Abstract: Disclosed are creped paperboard structures prepared by treating one side of a paperboard web having a basis weight greater than about 100 grams per square meter (gsm) with a bonding material and creping the paperboard web. The creped paperboard webs have physical properties comparable to traditional corrugated structures, but use less material and are easier to manufacture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventor: Maurizio Tirimacco
  • Publication number: 20140322498
    Abstract: Conductive vinyl matting and associated methods of manufacture and use are disclosed. In at least one embodiment, a conductive vinyl matting that is conductive on one side and static dissipative on the opposite side is disclosed. A method of manufacturing a conductive vinyl matting that is conductive on one side and static dissipative on the opposite side is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: James R. May, Gary A. Ort Mertl, John R. Beck, Vickie Jordan
  • Publication number: 20140261989
    Abstract: A multi-ply pad includes a base layer, an intermediate member and a top layer, which are made of a resilient material. The intermediate member is sandwiched between the base layer and the top layer and provided with a plurality of through holes each having a predetermined shape. A plurality of parts of the top layer, which correspond in location to the through holes of the intermediate member respectively, are respectively embedded into the through holes of the intermediate member and attached on a plurality of parts of the base layer, which correspond in location to the through holes of the intermediate member, such that a plurality of concavities and a plurality of convexities defined between the concavities are formed on a top surface of the multi-ply pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Ting-Chun CHEN
  • Publication number: 20140242342
    Abstract: A floor panel has a core, a print and a wear resistant layer. The core is assembled at least from a plurality of paper sheets, or other carrier sheets, impregnated with a thermosetting resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: UNILIN, BVBA
    Inventors: Christof Vandevoorde, Christophe Naeyaert
  • Publication number: 20140215962
    Abstract: Anti-skid roof underlayment and methods of making are provided. A first layer is applied to a second layer to at least partially melt the second layer. The first layer and the second layer are embossed and laminated to a substrate, where the first layer and the second layer form an embossed layer on the substrate. The embossed layer has an anti-skid surface thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Wang Xiang Li
  • Patent number: 8753469
    Abstract: A method of vacuum-assisted RTM includes disposing a resin distribution medium on one surface of a reinforcing-fiber substrate, covering the whole with a bag material, reducing the pressure inside the bag material, and injecting a resin into the resin distribution medium to distribute the resin substantially in in-plane directions and then impregnate the resin into the reinforcing-fiber substrate in the thickness direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignees: Toray Industries, Inc., Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeru Nishiyama, Fumihito Takeda, Hiroshi Odani, Masumi Mizobata
  • Publication number: 20140158773
    Abstract: A transaction card having a first layer and a second layer, wherein the first layer is metal and the second layer is a polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Black Card LLC
    Inventor: Scott Alan Blum
  • Publication number: 20140154465
    Abstract: A substrate support assembly comprises a ceramic body and a thermally conductive base bonded to a lower surface of the ceramic body. The substrate support assembly further comprises a protective layer covering an upper surface of the ceramic body, wherein the protective layer comprises at least one of yttrium aluminum garnet (YAG) or a ceramic compound comprising Y4Al2O9 and a solid-solution of Y2O3—ZrO2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Y. Sun, Senh Thach, Biraja P. Kanungo, Vahid Firouzdor
  • Publication number: 20140100067
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a game ball and methods for creating a textured graphic or stripe on the game ball, specifically on a panel of natural full-grain leather. Briefly, the full-grain leather panel is stamped with a textured plate to form a textured area. A graphic or stripe is then applied on the textured area. The resulting game ball has textured graphics or stripes with improved wear and good grip and handling characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: PSI 91, INC.
    Inventor: Louis S. Swiszcz
  • Publication number: 20140087123
    Abstract: The present invention ensures strength of a mesh body and reduces gloss of the mesh body. A nonwoven fabric (8) is formed by laminating crosswise a split web (1) and a slit web (6), that are made of a thermoplastic resin, so that their orientation axes cross each other. Furthermore, the nonwoven fabric (8) has surface-bonded portions (8a) formed by bonding contact portions of the split web (1) and the slit web (6), and circular concave portions (8b) formed on a surface of the nonwoven fabric (8) by an embossing processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation
    Inventors: Shigehisa NAKAZAWA, Yuji Tsuruta
  • Patent number: 8673452
    Abstract: The invention relates to a security and/or valuable document containing a scratch-resistant coating obtained from a lacquer composition comprising I) from 12 to 70 parts by wt. of a C2-C12-diol diacrylate or C2-C12-diol dimethacrylate, II) from 12 to 40 parts by wt. of an alkoxylated mono-, di-, tri-, tetra-, penta- or hexaacrylate or alkoxylated mono-, di-, tri-, tetra-, penta- or hexamethacrylate, III) from 0 to 40 parts by wt. of a monomer selected from the group consisting of pentaerythritol triacrylate, pentaerythritol tetraacrylate, dipentaerythritol tetraacrylate, dipentaerythritol pentaacrylate, dipentaerythritol hexaacrylate, pentaerythritol trimethacrylate, pentaerythritol tetramethacrylate, dipentaerythritol tetramethacrylate, dipentaerythritol pentamethacrylate, dipentaerythritol hexamethacrylate, reaction products thereof with aliphatic or aromatic diisocyanates, and mixtures thereof, IV) from 5 to 60 parts by wt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Bayer MaterialScience AG
    Inventors: Joachim Petzoldt, Mehmet-Cengiz Yesildag, Georgios Tziovaras
  • Publication number: 20140072752
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composite panel, including: a plurality of individual composite panels, each having at least one core and two surface skins and each being assembled along an assembly zone with at least one neighbouring individual panel by one of its sides, a reinforcement zone formed in the surface skins on either side of the assembly zone and along this zone, a strip of reinforcing material positioned over said assembly zone of a panel with the neighbouring panel or panels, in each reinforcing zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: SOLIGHT
    Inventors: Vincent MOULIN, Rainer DUCHENE
  • Patent number: 8657981
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a skin contacting product and a method of making same wherein the skin contacting product is formed of a laminated material having at least two distinct layers including a fabric layer and a film layer. The laminated material also has a film-like surface on a selected surface portion of the fabric layer which is formed by applying heat to the selected surface portion. The heat is applied at a temperature and for a period of time sufficient to form the film-like surface wherein the temperature and the period of time are dependent upon the physical characteristics of the laminated material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: William H. Willis, James J. Passalaqua
  • Publication number: 20140037877
    Abstract: A tubular liner for pipelines includes an inner tubular film and a fiber material layer located on the film and impregnated with a reactive resin curable under UV light. The film contains a styrene-proof and thermally weldable carrier material having a laminated non-woven layer on its outer side facing the fiber material. The carrier material includes an overlapping region along the film. Edge sections of the carrier material are thermally welded together in the overlapping region. The non-woven layer on the outer side of the radially inner lower edge section in the overlapping region is thermally welded to the carrier material on the lower side of the radially outer upper edge section, and the radially outer upper edge section in the overlapping region has a structure on its outer side enabling a durable adhesion of reactive resin. A method for manufacturing the tubular liner is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: BRANDENBURGER PATENTVERWERTUNG GDBR
    Inventor: PHILIPP MARTIN
  • Patent number: 8632650
    Abstract: A V-ribbed belt that includes a ribbed surface covered with fabric is provided. The fabric is stretchable in two predetermined directions. A method for manufacturing the V-ribbed belt is also provided. The method includes placing a belt matrix about a mandrel, placing a fabric about the external circumference of the belt matrix which wraps around the mandrel, placing the mandrel inside a shell having a plurality of grooves on the internal circumference, expanding the belt matrix and the fabric toward the internal circumference of the shell and thus pressing the fabric onto the internal circumference having the multi-ribbed structure, and curing the belt matrix with the fabric. The fabric is stretchable to accommodate itself to the multi-ribbed structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: The Gates Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Mori, Min Gao, Lance C. Hall, Shawn Xiang Wu
  • Publication number: 20130345656
    Abstract: The absorbent article of the present invention comprises: a liquid-pervious surface sheet, a liquid-impervious backside sheet provided at the position opposing said surface sheet, and an absorption body provided between said surface sheet and said backside sheet, wherein the absorbent article comprises an endless compressed groove, surrounding a central part of said absorbent article, which is formed in said surface sheet and said absorption body in the thickness direction, and a plurality of concave parts, provided inside and outside said compressed groove, which are formed in said surface sheet and said absorption body in the thickness direction, and an uncompressed region bordering inner and outer edges of the compressed groove, wherein the closest distance between said compressed groove and the nearest concave parts is greater than the distance between adjacent ones of those same concave parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Kato, Tatsuya Tamura, Toshihisa Hayashi, Masashi Kitagawa