To Form Dished Or Receptacle-like Product Patents (Class 156/224)
  • Patent number: 10381543
    Abstract: A multi-layer component (1) is specified, comprising a main body (2) with an external contact (3) arranged thereon, a further contact (5) for electrically contacting the multi-layer component (1), and a connecting element (4) for connecting the external contact (3) and the further contact (5), wherein the connecting element (4) is embodied in such a way that a decoupling of mechanical stresses that occur in the further contact (5) from the external contact (3) is brought about.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: EPCOS AG
    Inventors: Martin Galler, Harald Kastl, Siegfried Fellner, Axel Pecina, Marion Ottlinger, Peter Gerletz, Robert Krumphals, Wolfgang Athenstaedt, Ivan Jagust, Zdravko Mijocevic, Zeljko Maric
  • Patent number: 10286636
    Abstract: A fabric-based item may be vacuum-formed into a three-dimensional shape. The fabric-based item may include one or more layers of fabric and one more polymer layers that can be molded when heated. To vacuum-form the fabric-based item into a three-dimensional shape, the fabric based item may be heated until the polymer layer reaches a forming temperature and becomes soft and pliable. When heated, a vacuum tool is used to pull the fabric-based item onto a mold so that the fabric-based item conforms to the shape of the mold. As the fabric-based item cools on the mold, the polymer material hardens into the shape imparted by the mold. The polymer material is able to hold the fabric layers in this shape after the layers are removed from the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Shane Ellis
  • Patent number: 10149572
    Abstract: Waffle iron comprising at least a baking mold, a heating element, a pressure body and a housing part; and tensioning means which act to clamp the heating element against the baking mold and which extend from the baking mold at most up to an inner wall of the housing part facing toward the pressure body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventor: Benny Marcelinus Lydie Pitteurs
  • Patent number: 9956741
    Abstract: Invention relates to a multilayer article comprising successively: a non-woven layer of fibers (3) comprising at least 50% by weight of at least one biodegradable polymer melting point of which is below 220° C.; a layer of food-safe adhesive (2); a cellulose-fiber based support (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: AHLSTROM-MUNKSJÖ OYJ
    Inventor: Hervé Planchard
  • Patent number: 9894780
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a resin multilayer substrate with a cavity, includes stacking insulation substrates including thermoplastic resins and thermocompression-bonding the insulation substrates. At least one of the insulation substrates is formed by affixing a peelable carrier film to one main surface of the insulation substrate, making a cut in the insulation substrate having the carrier film affixed thereto, the cut being designed to form the cavity, penetrating the insulation substrate in a thickness direction and not penetrating the carrier film in a thickness direction, and removing the carrier film and a portion of the insulation substrate that is cut out by the cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya Kotsubo, Shunsuke Chisaka
  • Patent number: 9480410
    Abstract: Methods for making biocompatible stiffness enhanced pliable electrically conductive filaments configured for contact with living tissue and electrical communication with such tissue. The pliability of a filament allows the distal end of the filament to remain at the original site of penetration into the tissue despite the movement of the tissue relative to its surrounding environment. To temporarily stiffen the filament, a soluble stiffness enhancing coating is disposed over the filament. The coating may be in the form of a liquid which dries to a solid state after being applied to the filament and renders the filament sufficiently rigid such that under appropriate force, the filament is capable of penetrating into dense tissue. Once in place the stiffness enhancing coating dissolves due to contact with body fluids, the filament, in the absence of such coating, returns to its initial pliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Inventors: Joseph H. Schulman, David L. Hankin
  • Patent number: 9309021
    Abstract: A container for holding food or beverages includes an inner thermoformed sleeve and a molded insulating foam support layer. The inner sleeve and foam support layer each have a circumferential wall extending from a bottom wall. The foam layer is bonded to the thermoformed sleeve on the outside or inside of the sleeve. The container can also include an outer sleeve bonded to an outer surface of the foam support layer. The inner sleeve may be made of thermoformed polystyrene. The outer sleeve may be a paper label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Grupo Convermex, S.A. de C.V.
    Inventors: Benito Alvarez, Efrén Antonio De Urquijo Carmona
  • Patent number: 9159924
    Abstract: A method of preparing a carbon thin film, and electronics including the carbon thin film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: POSTECH ACADEMY-INDUSTRY FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Tae-Woo Lee, Hee Cheul Choi, Sun Jung Byun
  • Patent number: 9050786
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an elongated composite structure having two separate longitudinal composite structure sections, where said method comprises the following steps: providing a rigid mold part 13 having a first forming surface 14 with a contour defining an outer surface of the elongated composite structure, arranging a first fiber lay-up 15 in a first longitudinal section 16 of the first mold part 13, arranging a first flexible foil 18 over a first crosswise edge area 17 of the first fiber lay-up 15, arranging a second fiber lay-up 20 in a second longitudinal section 21 of the mold part 13 so as to overlap the crosswise edge area 17 of the first lay-up 15 and thereby the first flexible foil 18 in an overlap area 22 forming an interface between the fiber lay-ups 15,20, providing polymer to the fiber lay-ups 15,20 and allowing the polymer to cure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: LM GLASFIBER A/S
    Inventors: Martin Fredskild, Bjarne Krab Mortensen, Martin Dahl
  • Publication number: 20150136119
    Abstract: A method for shaping a glass sheet having a thickness Ev by applying and adhering a layer of a first material that can be subjected to traction onto a first surface of the glass sheet. The layer has a thickness E1. Either the neutral fiber of the complex moves across into the layer of the first material, the glass being then completely under compression; or the neutral fiber moves towards the first material but remains in the glass sheet, the surface of the glass being then subjected to a level of traction lower than the failure value. The complex comprising the glass sheet coated with the first layer of material is deformed, such that it is close to the final shape and the glass is mainly under compression. A stabilizing element B is applied and adhered or attached onto the complex A and of dimensionally stabilizing the final shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Yannick Godillot, Marie Nghiem, Michael Pes, Charles Daniel, Yann Vitupier
  • Publication number: 20150030360
    Abstract: A fixing device includes a fixing member that fixes a toner image to a recording medium, a pressure member that forms, together with the fixing member, a pressure portion through which the recording medium carrying the toner image yet to be fixed passes, and a heating member including a heating layer that generates heat when energized and an insulating layer that encloses the heating layer so as to electrically insulate the heating layer. The heating member has a curved shape along an inner peripheral surface of the fixing member, in a state in which no external force is applied, and is in contact with the inner peripheral surface of the fixing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mikio SAIKI, Mitsuhiro MATSUMOTO, Kazuyoshi ITO, Yasuhiro UEHARA, Atsumi KURITA, Hideaki OHARA, Hiromi NAGAI, Nobuyoshi KOMATSU
  • Publication number: 20150020960
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a method for manufacturing an optical display panel. The method includes a feeding step including feeding an optical cell with a thickness of 0.2 mm to 1.0 mm by means of a feed roller unit arranged perpendicular to a direction in which the optical cell is fed; a bonding step including feeding a long carrier film from a continuous roll and bonding a sheet piece of the optical film to a lower surface of the optical cell with the pressure-sensitive adhesive interposed therebetween, wherein the lower surface is on a side in contact with the feed roller unit; and a rotation step including rotating the optical cell by 90° with respect to the direction in which the optical cell is fed which is bonded in the bonding step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Hirata, Seiji Kondo, Seiji Umemoto
  • Publication number: 20150007566
    Abstract: A mirror (31) that reflects solar light, a rear plate (35) that supports a rear surface of the mirror (31), and a support frame (36) that is disposed on a rear surface of the rear plate (35) are prepared. Next, the rear plate (35) and the support frame (36) are joined to each other. Moreover, an adhesive agent is disposed between the mirror (31) and the rear plate (35), the mirror (31), the rear plate (35), and the support frame (36) are elastically deformed so that a reflecting surface of the mirror (31) forms a target three-dimensional curved surface, using a lower mold (51) and an upper mold (52), and the elastically deformed state is maintained until the adhesive agent is cured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Akira Furutani
  • Patent number: 8845838
    Abstract: A method for producing a steering wheel (10) including a multilayered decorative trim (16) comprises the following steps: providing a multilayered body composed of flat layers joined to each other, the body being bent transversely or perpendicular to the plane of the layers into a shape adapted to the geometry of a steering wheel body part (14), cutting off a thin arcuate decorative layer (26) from a lateral surface of the body, in particular essentially perpendicular to the bending axis, and adapting said decorative layer (26) to and applying it onto said steering wheel body part (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: TRW Automotive Safety Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Robert Binder, Maik Adelberger, Norbert Zwiessler
  • Patent number: 8747600
    Abstract: A core layer is formed by bonding a plurality of wooden plates together by using an adhesive. The core layer is cut into a predetermined shape having notches. The core layer is placed on a die of a pressing machine by being positioned by using the notches and pins placed on the die. The core layer is press molded to firmly hold the pin by the outer edge of the notch and to harden the adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Koji Omote, Koichi Kimura
  • Patent number: 8696854
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing self supporting container parts, such as dishes or covers, for containers for foodstuffs to be treated in a microwave oven, said containers each comprising at least one compartment for receiving the foodstuffs, along at least part of the circumferential surface of which compartment a microwave-radiation influencing material layer is provided in the wall of at least one associated container part, comprising the steps of providing a multilayer foil comprising said microwave radiation-influencing material layer and at least one material layer that does not influence microwave radiation, which is bonded thereto on at least one side of the microwave radiation-influencing material layer, bonding one side of the multilayer foil to a remaining portion of the container part in question, in such a manner that the material layer of the multilayer foil that does not influence microwave radiation is present on a free surface of the container part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Winstore Europe B.V.
    Inventors: Franciscus Johannes Maria van de Weijer, Maurits Simon Johannes Maria Driessen
  • Publication number: 20140027459
    Abstract: A multi-layered container for containing content adapted to be consumed. The multi-layered container includes a first sheet positioned at a bottom of the multi-layered container and adapted to contain a first content. A second sheet stacked on top of the first sheet and adapted to contain a second content. An adhesive is applied to edges of the first sheet except to at least one non-adhesive edge of the first sheet. The at least one non-adhesive edge of the first sheet enables the second sheet to be peeled off. An upper surface of the first sheet is exposed for the first content to be placed when the second sheet is peeled off from the first sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventor: Sahar Anis Madanat
  • Patent number: 8603289
    Abstract: A slide-room for installation in a recreational vehicle or other structure is disclosed. The slide-room comprises a shell, which can be constructed from fiberglass. The shell comprises an end wall, a ceiling, a floor, two opposing side walls, and a flange extending from the end wall, wherein the end wall, the ceiling, the floor, the side walls and the flange comprise a one-piece, unitary construction. Also disclosed are methods for molding composite components, such as slide-room. In one specific implementation, the shell for a slide-room is formed from fiberglass using a vacuum assisted resin transfer process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Composite Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Chase, Dennis Dame
  • Publication number: 20130306229
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of metal-glass composite material is disclosed. The manufacturing method of the metal-glass composite material includes following steps: coating one surface of a glass plate with an adhesive material; placing a metal plate and the glass plate in a press mold, wherein the surface of the glass plate with the adhesive material corresponds to the metal plate; and pressing the glass plate and the metal plate by the hot-press mold to make them attach to each other. A manufacturing system of the metal-glass composite material is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: Fei-Lin YANG, Yang-Po CHIU, Hung-Yuan WANG
  • Publication number: 20130265667
    Abstract: A curved reflective mirror includes a flat glass structure, an intermediate adhesive layer, and a flat glass mirror. The intermediate adhesive layer is positioned between the flat glass structure and the flat glass mirror. The flat glass structure, the intermediate adhesive layer, and the flat glass mirror are curved and deformed in a mechanical manner with the support of a mold. The curved and deformed flat glass structure, intermediate adhesive layer, and flat glass mirror are solidified and bonded together in a heating and/or ultraviolet (UV) light radiation and/or room temperature solidification manner to form a composite curved structure. Also provided is a method for manufacturing a curved reflective mirror. The curved reflective mirror can be widely applied in the fields of solar thermal collection and concentration and solar thermal power generation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: Terasolar Photothermal Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yang Liu
  • Publication number: 20130243983
    Abstract: A core layer is formed by bonding a plurality of wooden plates together by using an adhesive. The core layer is cut into a predetermined shape having notches. The core layer is placed on a die of a pressing machine by being positioned by using the notches and pins placed on the die. The core layer is press molded to firmly hold the pin by the outer edge of the notch and to harden the adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Koji Omote, KOICHI KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20130160934
    Abstract: A solar collector for use in concentrating solar rays into a high flux density image is formed from laminate plies. Electricity is produced by superimposing the image onto a concentrated photovoltaic cell. Plies are cut from a composite sheet that is made up of carbon fibers in a thermoset polymer, where the carbon fibers run generally parallel with one another. By varying how the plies are cut from the sheet, carbon fibers in different plies are oriented at alternating angles in the plies. The plies arc stacked to form a laminate, where the carbon fibers in each ply are at an angle with carbon fibers in adjacent plies. The plies may include alignment tabs to control the angle between adjacent plies. Pressing the laminate in a heated die and cooling the die with forced convection and then a fluid bath forms a shell for the solar collector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventor: Robert Romeo
  • Publication number: 20130070196
    Abstract: Provided is a polarizing lens which is excellent especially in terms of impact resistance, appearance, and prevention of eye strain and which has high precision of the surface shape. The polarizing lens is formed by laminating a sheet of an aromatic polycarbonate through an adhesive layer to each surface of a film having polarizing properties, curving the resultant laminate so as to impart spherical or aspherical surfaces thereto to obtain a polarizing sheet, inserting the polarizing sheet into a mold, and injecting an aromatic polycarbonate, wherein the polarizing sheet is obtained through the laminating so that the stretch axis of one of the aromatic-polycarbonate sheets is perpendicular to the absorption axis of the film having the polarizing properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicants: MGC FILSHEET CO., LTD., MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Terutaka Tokumaru, Ken Shimomai, Katunori Suzuki, Kyousuke Nakamura, Masaki Yagoura, Akio Ohkubo
  • Patent number: 8337967
    Abstract: The present technology provides a bisphenol A capture system for food and beverage containers which include BPA-containing coatings. The capture system is made of one or more materials which bind any BPA eluting from the BPA-containing coating. The present capture system therefore reduces or prevents BPA from migrating from the can coating into the food or beverages stored in the can. The present technology further provides methods of manufacturing and using such coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventors: Fujiko Ozawa, Takahisa Kusuura
  • Publication number: 20120292226
    Abstract: A repulpable and recyclable case ready food tray is disclosed for carrying various food items, such as meat, poultry and produce that is typically used for retail display. The food tray is formed from paperboard made from natural wood fiber that is coated to provide a waterproof food cavity for preventing leakage of liquid from the food item and a moisture proof exterior support surface which allows excess liquid to be released from the food tray during the manufacturing process while providing a moisture proof surface to prevent wicking of liquid into the food tray if the tray is placed on a wet surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: Powertray, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph Miller Hilbish
  • Publication number: 20120098223
    Abstract: A reinforced skateboard deck adapted to connect to a set of trucks and wheels to form a skateboard for riding with the deck having a reinforced region constructed to resist rupturing of the deck and a protective side barrier constructed to prevent wear of the reinforced region during use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Inventor: Timothy PIUMARTA
  • Publication number: 20120067763
    Abstract: The present technology provides a bisphenol A capture system for food and beverage containers which include BPA-containing coatings. The capture system is made of one or more materials which bind any BPA eluting from the BPA-containing coating. The present capture system therefore reduces or prevents BPA from migrating from the can coating into the food or beverages stored in the can. The present technology further provides methods of manufacturing and using such coatings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventors: Fujiko Ozawa, Takahisa Kusuura
  • Publication number: 20120064311
    Abstract: A camouflage sheet including a substrate of shapeable material capable of retaining its shape, for forming a three dimensional structure to provide a heat signature not characteristic of the object, the shapeable material being re-shapeable on site, and a visible pattern on the shapeable material mimicking the surroundings of the object to be protected, for protecting an object from detection in both the visible and the IR spectrum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2010
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: POLARIS SOLUTIONS LTD
    Inventor: Asaf Picciotto
  • Patent number: 8062446
    Abstract: A method of making an outer shell, the method comprising: (a) providing first and second sheets, each of the first and second sheets being made of a layer of high-density polyethylene, polypropylene, polyurethane or polycarbonate extruded with a layer of non-woven fabric; (b) providing a third sheet made of high-density polyethylene foam, polypropylene foam, polyurethane foam or polystyrene foam, the third sheet having top and bottom sides; (c) affixing a first layer of adhesive film on the top side of the third sheet; (d) affixing a second layer of adhesive film on the bottom side of the third sheet; (e) placing the third sheet between the first and second sheets such that the first layer of adhesive film of the third sheet contacts the layer of non-woven fabric of the first sheet and the second layer of adhesive film of the third sheet contacts the layer of non-woven fabric of the second sheet; (f) stitching together the first, second and third sheets in order to form a composite sheet; and (g) thermoformin
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Bauer Hockey, Inc.
    Inventors: Marco Beauregard, Marie-Claude Généreux, Jean-François Laperrière, Philippe Jean, Mathieu Contant
  • Publication number: 20110232682
    Abstract: A wipe includes a generally flat piece of material (10) made of paper, cloth or the like. The generally flat piece of material (10) is formed into a non-planar form having a three-dimensional shape, for example conical, for storage and dispensing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventors: Oday Abbosh, Ian Hamilton Dryburgh, Nigel Lawson
  • Patent number: 7964056
    Abstract: A process and implementing apparatus are disclosed by which the curing time of a water-based adhesive is shortened as applied to the bonding of two fibrous substrates, such as paperboard or corrugated fiberboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Inventors: Anthony R. Bucco, William Zelman
  • Publication number: 20110036736
    Abstract: A composite for packaging a medical device has a first layer including an aromatic polyether polyurethane and a second layer. The first layer forms a base that has a plurality of walls extending therefrom to define a cavity for receiving the medical device. The second layer is disposed on the first layer opposite the cavity. The composite is formed from a method that includes the step of disposing the first layer on the second layer. The composite may also be included with a container to form a packaging system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Inventors: David Knowlton, Daniel J. Shaw, JR.
  • Publication number: 20110033732
    Abstract: To provide a magnetic sheet composition, which contains: a binder; magnetic powder; and a curing agent, wherein the binder contains a thermosetting organic resin, and the curing agent contains a sulfonium borate complex expressed by General Formula 1: where R1 is an aralkyl group, R2 is a lower alkyl group, X is a halogen atom, and n is an integer of 0 to 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicant: Sony Chemical & Information Device Corporation
    Inventors: Keisuke Aramaki, Yoshihisa Shinya, Katsuhiko Komuro
  • Patent number: 7718024
    Abstract: A light emitting diode reflector molding process, and a construction thereof includes preparation of a first and a second green sheet structures, the first green sheet structure being provided with a first pattern; the second green sheet structure being placed on top of the first green sheet structure; a metallic layer being coated on the second green sheet structure, the second green sheet structure being molded along the opening pattern of and covering upon the first green sheet for the metallic layer to become the wall of the reflector opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Elit Fine Ceramics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chen-Shing Chang, Jung-Hsiu Hsieh, Kuo Hu-Chen, Ching-Ya Wu, Min-Li Lee
  • Publication number: 20100021664
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and apparatae used to prepare a shaped and molded multilayered article formed from a heated thermoplastic sheet and a first plastic sheet that are driven into melt-bonding contact by a stream of gas. The method involves applying a stream of gas (450) against the first surface (417) of a first plastic sheet (411) so as to drive a second surface (420) of the first plastic sheet against and into contact with the first surface (432) of a heated thermoplastic sheet (423) as the heated thermoplastic sheet is formed (e.g., extends downstream from the sheet slot 426 of a sheet die 429). The second surface of the first plastic sheet is defined by a thermoplastic layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Applicant: LRM INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Karl Leslie Polk, Albert H. Berghuis, Dale E. Polk, JR., Victor Wolynski
  • Patent number: 7270722
    Abstract: A process for placing elements of a self-stiffened panel of preimpregnated composite. The panel includes a base skin and a plurality of U-shaped stiffeners, with an interfacing structure including a nail and a nail-head. The process includes draping plies to form the base skin; placing and shaping at least one reinforcing ply on a set of punches; forming half-nails; placing a half-nail on the sides of each punch covered by the reinforcing ply; positioning the punches side by side in inverted U-positions; placing the nail-heads; compacting the set of punches; turning the punches 180 degrees; positioning the set of punches on the base skin; and withdrawing the set of U-shaped punches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Assignee: Airbus France
    Inventors: Georges Navas, Jean-Paul Petetin, Michle Fontayne, Pierre Lafon, Guy Hellard
  • Patent number: 7228571
    Abstract: A method of making a helmet comprises the steps of cutting a plurality of substantially rectangular, preferably square, blanks from a sheet of resin-impregnated fabric, making curved cuts (1) in each blank to form a crown portion (5) and lobe portions (3) therefrom, arranging a stack of said sheets into a helmet preform such that the lobe portions of any blank partially overlap adjacent lobe portions of the same blank, and molding the helmet from the preform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: NP Aerospace Limited
    Inventor: Martin Cheese
  • Patent number: 7204906
    Abstract: A method of laminating and forming a non-planar composite part from a pair of metal skins having an intervening paper layer in a single operation maintains a uniform pressure between die faces. The paper layer may be degassed prior to the lamination/forming process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Assignee: Dofasco Inc.
    Inventor: David D'Arcy Clifford
  • Publication number: 20040250944
    Abstract: A shaped composite article is prepared by a process wherein an aesthetic laminate having a clear outer arylate layer and a colored compatible resin layer is thermoformed into a desired shape, and then compression molded together with a reinforced resin material containing compatible resin to form a color composite of the desired shape having an outer layer of clear arylate polyester polymer with the compatible resin layer forming an adherent bond with the compatible resin in the resin reinforced material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2004
    Publication date: December 16, 2004
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Thomas Paul Dunton, Craig Lawrence Milne, Randall Todd Myers, Venkatkrishna Raghavendran
  • Patent number: 6801600
    Abstract: A scattered ray removal grid that has an overall shape of constant spherical curvature. The scattered ray removal grid has radiation absorbing portions arrayed in a lattice configuration and radiation non-absorbing portions made of thermoplastic resin disposed between the radiation absorbing portions and can therefore be easily produced to have an overall spherical shape at low cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Katsuhiro Kohda
  • Patent number: 6761787
    Abstract: A bag that is made silent for purposes of using the bag on a studio set in movies, television, and other live and pre-recorded settings, where set props are needed to recreate real life situations for dramatization, but where real life sound that is created by bags interferes with the recording, broadcasting, or amplification of the dramatic performance. The bag is able to maintain real or imaginary brand labels for either product placement or true-to-life dramatization applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2004
    Inventor: Timothy Schultz
  • Patent number: 6761785
    Abstract: Amethod for constructing a composite structure is disclosed. The method comprises four steps. Step one calls for coupling a flexible layer to a base, where the flexible layer has a working surface and an underside surface. Step two requires coupling at least one support element to the underside surface of the flexible layer. The next step calls for coupling at least one adjustable element to the support element for adjusting the position of the flexible layer. The last step requires configuring the flexible layer to a configuration suitable for constructing the composite structure. More specifically, the flexible layer may have internal reinforcing elements for added strength and durability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2004
    Assignee: Northrop Grumman Corporation
    Inventors: David E. Sherrill, Kendall G. Young
  • Patent number: 6695942
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing motor car steering wheels with an external shell made of composite materials, which comprises preparing a pile of sheets of composite materials, hot molding thereof for obtaining respective half-shells with a shape corresponding to that of respective halves of the steering wheel being manufactured, mechanical flattening of the front surfaces of the two half-shells, applying the two half-shells to opposite parts of a steering wheel body formed by a metallic core covered by resin, and mutual fixing of the two half-shells along said front surfaces. After flattening, the front surfaces of the two half-shells are mechanically worked to form respective complementary teeth which can be male-female coupled when the two half-shells are applied around the steering wheel body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Assignee: Breed Automotive Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Giuseppe Testa
  • Publication number: 20040026014
    Abstract: The method includes the stages of gluing of a plurality of layers of sheet material (2, 3, 4); and stamping of all the layers (2, 3, 4) together; with sticking together of the previously glued zones being carried out at the same time as the stamping of all the layers (2, 3, 4). The machine includes gluing stations (12) (2, 3, 4); and a stamping station (13) which includes a pair of pressing elements, which stamp and stick together said previously glued layers. The laminar element is formed from a plurality of layers of sheet material (2, 3, 4) and can include one or several cavities (5) of polygonal profile, or else said layers are of sinusoidal profile. A higher manufacturing output of the laminar layer is achieved and it permits the forming of a laminar element with cavities or undulations of any desired shape, without limitation on the thickness of the layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2003
    Publication date: February 12, 2004
    Inventor: Jaume Teixidor Casanovas
  • Patent number: 6594878
    Abstract: A scattered ray removal grid that has an overall shape of constant spherical curvature. The scattered ray removal grid has radiation absorbing portions arrayed in a lattice configuration and radiation non-absorbing portions made of thermoplastic resin disposed between the radiation absorbing portions and can therefore be easily produced to have an overall spherical shape at low cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Katsuhiro Kohda
  • Patent number: 6471808
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a motor car steering wheel with an external shell made of carbon fibers begins with preparing a pile of sheet materials which is then hot molded to yield respective half-shells with a shape corresponding to that of respective halves of the steering wheel being manufactured. Next comes mechanical flattening of the front surfaces of the two half-shells, followed by mounting of the two half-shells above and under a steering wheel body formed by a metallic core covered by resin. The steering wheel body has lateral profile members which act as fixing supports for the two half-shells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Assignee: Breed Automotive Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Giuseppe Testa, Adolfo Ridolfi, Paolo Vian
  • Patent number: 6472046
    Abstract: A biaxially oriented polyester film to be laminated onto a metal plate and molded, (A) which comprises a copolyester comprising (a) terephthalic acid in an amount of 82 to 100 mol % and 2,6-naphthalenedicarboxylic acid or a combination of 2,6-naphthalenedicarboxylic acid and other dicarboxylic acid in an amount of 0 to 18 mol % of the total of all dicarboxylic acid components and (b) ethylene glycol in an amount of 82 to 100 mol % and cyclohexanedimethanol or a combination of cyclohexanedimethanol and other diol in an amount of 0 to 18 mol % of the total of all diol components, having (c) a glass transition temperature of 78° C. or more and (d) a melting point of 210 to 250° C., and containing (e) porous silica particles with a pore volume of 0.5 to 2.0 ml/g which are agglomerates of primary particles having an average particle diameter of 0.001 to 0.1 &mgr;m; and (B) which has the following relationship between the highest peak temperature (Te, °C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Assignee: Teijin Limited
    Inventors: Koji Kubo, Hirofumi Murooka, Masahiko Kosuge, Hideshi Kurihara
  • Patent number: 6452091
    Abstract: The peeling of a thin-film single-crystal from a substrate is carried out so that the directions of straight lines on the single-crystal surface made by planes on which the single-crystal is apt to cleave are different from the front line direction of the peeled single-crystal. This single-crystal is used in a solar cell and a drive circuit member of an image display element. A method is provided which prevents a decrease in quality and yield of a single crystal layer when it is peeled from a substrate. A flexible solar cell module having a thin film single-crystal layer is made so that its flexing direction is different from the single-crystal's cleaving direction. Thus, a thin-film single-crystal solar cell module having excellent durability and reliability due to a lack of defect or cracking during production and use, and a method for producing the same, is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Katsumi Nakagawa, Takao Yonehara, Yasuyoshi Takai, Kiyofumi Sakaguchi, Noritaka Ukiyo, Masaaki Iwane, Yukiko Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 6440564
    Abstract: The invention relates to a relatively soft, largely planar, though three-dimensional product, obtainable by means of an embossing tool for converting a relatively soft, planar starting product as a result of embossing to the extent that an embossing pattern exists which comprises a plurality of “hinged parallelograms” that are limited by lines of compressed material such that when tractive forces are applied, this hinged parallelogram structure behaves like a pantograph and a secondary bulk is superimposed as a result of a stretching process on the primary bulk produced by the embossing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products GmbH
    Inventors: John Dunn McLain, Brian Hunt, George Rutherford
  • Publication number: 20020007902
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a condiment cup teaches the use of a thermoplastic material having a means for resisting oxygen permeation. The thermoplastic material is then thermoformed into the condiment cup having a base and an upwardly extending sidewall that together define a storage space, the upwardly extending sidewall terminating in a perimeter lip that defines an opening for accessing the storage space. The condiment cup further includes a horizontal attachment arm extending outwardly from the perimeter lip. The horizontal attachment arm is then bent downwardly to form an attachment arm extending downwardly from the perimeter flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2001
    Publication date: January 24, 2002
    Inventor: Gary Nance