Folding Only Patents (Class 156/226)
  • Patent number: 10445634
    Abstract: A low-cost, multi-function tracking system with a form factor that unobtrusively integrates the components needed to implement a combination of different localization techniques and also is able to perform a useful ancillary function that otherwise would have to be performed with the attendant need for additional materials, labor, and expense. An example tracking system is implemented as an adhesive product that integrates tracking components within a flexible adhesive structure in a way that not only provides a cost-effective platform for interconnecting, optimizing, and protecting the components of the tracking system but also maintains the flexibility needed to function as an adhesive product that can be deployed seamlessly and unobtrusively into various tracking applications and workflows, including person and object tracking applications, and asset management workflows such as manufacturing, storage, shipping, delivery, and other logistics associated with moving products and other physical objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Trackonomy Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Ajay Khoche
  • Patent number: 10308393
    Abstract: Module for playing a plurality of promotions, including: a plurality of fixtures sequentially configurable into the plurality of promotions by rotating at least one fixture while maintaining an original position of each fixture within the reconfigurable module, each fixture including a plurality of sides; and a plurality of fasteners to combine the plurality of fixtures into the reconfigurable module. Key words include corrugate, modular, and rotate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventor: Cesar Montoya
  • Patent number: 10285869
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for mechanically deforming a substrate assembly. The substrate assembly may advance toward a bonder apparatus. The bonder apparatus may rotate about an axis of rotation. The bonder apparatus may include a plurality of manifolds positioned about the axis of rotation. The substrate assembly may be advanced onto the bonder apparatus such that the substrate assembly is disposed on the plurality of manifolds. Fluid may be passed to the manifolds onto which the leading edge portion and the trailing edge portion of the substrate assembly are disposed. The manifolds may heat the fluid and the heated fluid may be released onto the trailing edge portion and the leading edge portion of the substrate assembly. The heated portion of the substrate assembly may then be bonded forming a seam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Eric Shawn Goudy, Jason Lee DeBruler, Michael Devin Long
  • Patent number: 10213709
    Abstract: A filter element has a preferably multilayer structure of a pleated filter medium (3) with a plurality of individual filter pleats (5, 7). Due to an alternating sequence of filter pleats (5) with a first pleat height (h1) and filter pleats (7) with a second pleat height (h2), more effective filter surfaces are available than with filter pleats with a uniform pleat height. Upon throughflow by a fluid to be filtered, a lower surface load for the filter medium (30 and lower passage speed of the fluid are present during filtration. A static loading of the filter medium (3) during operation of the filter is then reduced. A hydraulic circuit has such a filter element (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: RT-FILTERTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventors: Frank Oberli, Dirk Schönfeld
  • Patent number: 9944036
    Abstract: A container that includes a microwave interactive web at least partially overlying and joined to a three-dimensional support, wherein the three-dimensional support may be formed prior to having the microwave interactive web mounted thereto. The three-dimensional support may be a preformed container that is sufficiently rigid and dimensionally stable for use in containing food.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, LLC
    Inventors: Brian R. O'Hagan, Laurence M. C. Lai, Joseph Walsh, William Cox, George Hackel, Neilson Zeng, Michael Shaw, Timothy Henry Bohrer
  • Patent number: 9937998
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a strake is provided. The method includes: providing a first thermoplastic laminate panel; providing a second thermoplastic laminate panel; attaching the first thermoplastic laminate panel to the second thermoplastic laminate panel such that at least a portion of the attachment surface of the first thermoplastic laminate panel is attached to the attachment surface of a portion of the second thermoplastic laminate panel, which attached portions form a body of the strake; forming a first flange from a portion of the first thermoplastic laminate panel; and forming a second flange from a portion of the second thermoplastic laminate panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Rohr, Inc.
    Inventor: Juddson Frost
  • Patent number: 9789910
    Abstract: An engine cover made from carbon fiber and alloy is revealed. The engine cover made from carbon fiber and alloy includes an inner layer made from alloy, an outer layer made from carbon fiber and an adhesive. A connecting edge is disposed around the inner layer made from alloy and a plurality of insertion holes is arranged at the connecting edge. A bent part is set on the outer layer made from carbon fiber and located corresponding to the connecting edge. The bent part is covered around and over the connecting edge. The adhesive is filled into each insertion hole for connecting the outer layer made from carbon fiber to the inner layer made from alloy. Thereby the engine cover has light weight, good thermal stability, radiation resistance, water resistance, corrosion resistance etc. Moreover, the shock absorption is achieved due to the adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Cobra King Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wu-Chung Jung
  • Patent number: 9707057
    Abstract: A bracket system for orthodontic appliances including a bracket combinatorial library having a plurality of brackets each interchangeably fixedly mountable to each of a plurality of teeth within a dentition group in a dental arch, whereby the plurality of brackets can be configured to provide incremental variation in tipping force moments, in-out force moments, and torqueing force moments over the entire useful range of orthodontic mechanics, allowing an orthodontic practitioner to prescribe a combination of tipping force moments, in-out force moments, and torqueing force moments unique for each tooth in relation to the plurality of teeth of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Inventor: Brandon Owen
  • Publication number: 20150148767
    Abstract: Pre-fastened and refastenable pant-type absorbent sanitary article, comprising: a central body having two opposite side edges and including: a topsheet having an inner surface, a backsheet, and an absorbent core sandwiched between the topsheet and the backsheet, wherein the topsheet and the backsheet are welded together along a perimeter of the central body, and wherein the central body is folded along a transverse folding line (A) orthogonal to said side edges, at least two side panels extending from respective lateral edges of said central body, each of said side panels having at least one folded portion which extends inwards from the respective side edge and a fastening element of an openable and refastenable fastening device, and at least one strip of sheet material fixed on said inner surface of said topsheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Paolo Pasqualoni, Gabriele Sablone
  • Publication number: 20150126952
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a liner/composite web for use in an absorbent article includes joining a leg elastic member to a web moving in a machine direction and joining a flap elastic member to the web. The flap elastic member is spaced from the leg elastic member. The web is folded to form a leg and flap elastics composite including an outer side edge. The web is joined to a substrate to form the liner/composite web. The liner/composite web is joined to a web of material such that the outer side edge of the leg and flap elastics composite is coterminous with one of a pair of laterally opposing side edges of the web of material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Luis Alberto Tenorio, Jeffrey Alan DeBroux, David Kyle Stankewicz, Darin Allen Engelhart, James Richard Schermerhorn, Michael Donald Sperl, Daniel Mark Duhm, Michael Lee Lohoff, Anita Marie-Nanette Gilgenbach, Kenneth James Quella
  • Publication number: 20150101740
    Abstract: The present application provides systems, apparatus, and methods for providing high quality printed corrugated boxes through the use of a variable sleeve offset press. In one embodiment a method is provided comprising the steps of: printing a linerboard web to provide ink to the linerboard web. The printing step may comprise using an offset printing press having variable repeat length. The method may further comprise rewinding the printed linerboard web onto a roll; providing the printed linerboard web to a high speed corrugation machine via the roll; laminating the printed linerboard web to a fluted medium web thereby producing a printed corrugated web. The method may further comprise applying heat to at least one of the printed linerboard web and the fluted medium which causes heating of the ink on the linerboard web printed thereon by the offset printed press.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: COLOR-BOX, LLC
    Inventors: Sergio Morales Garcia de la Vega, Alex Norman Green
  • Publication number: 20150073223
    Abstract: A cannula assembly having a retention member and a method of manufacture of the cannula assembly is provided. The cannula assembly includes a cannula and a sleeve disposed around the cannula from a proximal end to a distal end. The sleeve can be pre-formed by a stretch blow molding process then advanced over the cannula. The sleeve includes an inflatable balloon and an annular ring distal the inflatable balloon. The cannula includes an annular recess. The annular ring is sized to have an interference fit with the annular recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Kennii Pravongviengkham, Kevin K. Dang, Matthew M. Becerra, Boun Pravong, Eduardo Bolanos, Joel B. Velasco, Reynaldo C. Sarmiento
  • Publication number: 20150064416
    Abstract: A method of making a folded absorbent article includes the steps of: providing an absorbent structure; providing a liquid-impermeable back sheet having a body-facing surface and a substrate-facing surface; joining the absorbent structure in facing relation to the body-facing surface of the back sheet to define an absorbent article; applying adhesive to the substrate-facing surface of the back sheet to define a first adhesive zone and a second adhesive zone; treating portions of the substrate-facing surface of the back sheet to define a first treated zone and a second treated zone; folding the absorbent article to align the first adhesive zone in facing relation with the first treated zone; and folding the absorbent article to align the second adhesive zone in facing relation with the second treated zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Gay Lynn Wolf, Leila Joy Roberson, Patsy Ann Benedict, Brooke Ann Robaidek
  • Publication number: 20150060026
    Abstract: A heat protector mounted on a vehicle is provided. The heat protected includes a glass fiber that has a plate shape and includes aerogel immersed therein. Thin films are respectively bonded to both surfaces of the glass fiber, and the thin films have a larger area than the glass fiber and extend from edges of the glass fiber. The extended parts of the thin films are overlapped and folded to form a winding portion that seals the glass fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Tae-Wan Kim, Kwang-Weon Ahn
  • Publication number: 20150050114
    Abstract: A removable and positionable gripping element for attaching to cards has: f) two opposed surfaces having pressure-sensitive adhesive on the opposed surfaces; g) at least one of the opposed surfaces, and preferably both of the opposed surfaces being translucent or transparent and having a length; h) the two opposed surfaces being joined at a top end; i) attached to the top end of the two opposed surfaces at a point of attachment is a gripping element having a length; and j) the point of attachment being flexible. A method of manufacturing the gripping element is accomplished by lamination then conversion of layers. The element is simply positioned over an edge of the card to provide a semi-permanent handle for easing the removal of the card from a pocket, slot or window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Cheryl A. Conroy
  • Patent number: 8945324
    Abstract: A method of making disposable absorbent garments includes providing an elastomeric body panel and an absorbent assembly having an absorbent core. The method includes stretching the elastomeric body panel in the transverse direction, attaching side margins of the absorbent assembly to the stretched elastomeric body panel at attachment regions, and relaxing the body panel so as to induce folds in the absorbent assembly. A center region of the absorbent assembly between the attachment regions is minimally attached to the stretched elastomeric body panel to reduce bunching of the absorbent core. A garment made thereby is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: John T. Hahn, Julie Paveletzke
  • Publication number: 20140345788
    Abstract: A method of forming a containment system for an absorbent article that includes a front end region, rear end region, a first elasticized leg cuff and a second elasticized leg cuff. The method includes providing a first containment flap and a second containment flap that can each include a stem, an inner flap projection, and an outer flap projection. The method can further include securing the outer flap projection of the first containment flap in at least a portion of at least one of the front end region and the rear end region and securing the outer flap projection of the second containment flap in at least a portion of at least one of the front end region and the rear end region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Lee Popp, Scott Simon Craig Kirby, Rodney Allan Butler, Kylie Brooke Bridger, Jeffrey Alan DeBroux, David Fleger Bishop, Michael John Faulks
  • Patent number: 8894808
    Abstract: The method and the apparatus are used for preparing fold lines on laminated materials on the basis of cardboard. At least one region intended for providing the fold line is subjected to heat such that an at least partial local reduction of shear fracture stresses of the material is produced in said region. The application of heat is done using a heating device, which is disposed adjacent to a guide device for the laminate. The local reduction of the shear fracture stresses supports local delamination, which supports the formation of a folding joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: SIG Technology AG
    Inventors: Werner Seiche, Toma Schneider, Jörg Berger
  • Patent number: 8895132
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hemmed panel and a method for fabricating a hemmed panel. The hemmed panel includes an inner panel, an outer panel, and an adhesive. The inner panel is provided with a first face, a second face, and an edge that defines a plurality of cutouts. The outer panel is provided with a first face, a second face, and a border flange. The border flange of the outer panel is hemmed over the edge and the first face of the inner panel to form a hemmed portion on the outer panel. The adhesive bonds the first face of the inner panel to the second face of the outer panel, bonds the hemmed portion of the outer panel to the first face of the inner panel, and is located in the plurality of cutouts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Volvo Group North America, LLC
    Inventor: Stacey Matheny Spencer
  • Publication number: 20140342132
    Abstract: A membrane cartridge is manufactured by repeatedly folding and joining two strips of membrane to form a cross-pleated cartridge with a stack of openings or fluid passageways configured in an alternating cross-flow arrangement. The cartridge can be modified for other flow configurations including co-flow and counter-flow arrangements. Methods for manufacturing such cross-pleated membrane cartridges, as well as apparatus used in the manufacturing process are described. Cross-pleated membrane cartridges comprising water-permeable membranes can be used in a variety of applications, including in heat and water vapor exchangers. In particular they can be incorporated into energy recovery ventilators (ERVs) for exchanging heat and water vapor between air streams being directed into and out of buildings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Greg MONTIE, James Franklin DEAN, Curtis MULLEN, Robert HILL
  • Publication number: 20140306006
    Abstract: Advanced card machines and associated card merge methods are provided. A form may be provided from a first supply of forms to a first track that is configured to advance the form. A foldable payment card may be selected from a second supply of foldable payment cards, wherein the selection of the payment card does not result in the payment card being folded. The selected payment card may be advanced, without folding the payment card, along a second track to a position in which the payment card is supplied to the form Additionally, an adhesive may be applied to one of the form or the payment card, and the adhesive may attach the payment card to the form when the payment card is supplied to the form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: FIRST DATA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fred C. Casto, Jon A. Gates, Jeffery G. Nowlin, Corey D. Tunink
  • Publication number: 20140303574
    Abstract: An adhesive patch assembly and method for making same. The assembly can include an adhesive patch and a release liner. The patch can include a backing and a skin-contact adhesive. The release liner can further include a first portion and a second portion separated by a hinge. The first portion can be positioned to overlay the backing of the patch when the release liner is folded upon the hinge, and the second portion can be positioned to underlie the skin-contact adhesive of the patch. The method can include positioning the patch on the release liner, such that patch is located on one of the first portion and the second portion of the release liner; and folding the release liner about to locate the patch between the first portion and the second portion of the release liner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Gordon P. Knutson
  • Publication number: 20140299494
    Abstract: A package assembly including a first layer having a bottom surface and a top surface, and at least two panels coupled to the top surface of the first layer such that a first panel is disposed along a right edge of the first layer and the second panel is disposed along a left edge of the first layer, the first panel being pivotally engaged to the second panel along an axis, the at least two panels having formed therein a recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: DISC GRAPHICS INC.
    Inventor: Shane Rossiter
  • Publication number: 20140291262
    Abstract: Disclosed is a panel that includes: a board element formed from a rigid material and having at least one folding groove formed in a first surface thereof; and a surface laminate formed from a flexible material and coupled to a second surface of the board element opposite the first surface of the board element, where the folding groove comprises two triangular grooves, which are formed adjacent to and symmetrically to each other, and each of which is formed in a triangular shape with sides of substantially equal length, and the board element is folded at a particular angle at the folding groove such that the surface laminate is positioned outward and a chamfer is formed at a portion corresponding to the folding groove. This panel fabricated by a simple method using a smaller amount of material can still provide high structural stability and durability with improved user convenience and appearance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Byung Kil Choe
  • Publication number: 20140276511
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a liquid-absorbing article comprising: a first sheet layer presenting an array of absorbent receiving pockets; masses of superabsorbent material, which masses are placed in said absorbent receiving pockets; a second sheet layer placed on top of the first layer; bonding beads placed between the respective pockets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicants: BASF SE, BOSTIK INC.
    Inventors: Christophe Bauduin, Jean-Francois Chartrel, Thomas Daniel, Julien Liger, Renate Wuestefeld
  • Patent number: 8821670
    Abstract: Provided is an advanced grid structure manufactured by a lamination step of laminating a first tape prepreg group, a second tape prepreg group, and a third tape prepreg group repeatedly in the stated order on a forming die, in which grooves in a lattice shape are formed in three directions, so as to provide crossing regions in which two tape prepreg groups overlap each other, and a heating forming step of forming a laminate by heating under pressure. In the lamination step, the first tape prepreg group, the second tape prepreg group, and the third tape prepreg group are respectively laminated as one layer in crossing regions so that a tape width is maintained, and laminated in non-crossing regions in a state of being folded as two layers in a width direction thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kazushi Sekine, Michihito Matsumoto, Masami Kume, Hajime Takeya, Hirotsugu Morinaga
  • Publication number: 20140238587
    Abstract: A method of producing an interior trim part of a vehicle. The method includes forming a carrier having a carrier surface. The carrier surface is at least partially uneven. The method further includes applying a decorative paper layer on the carrier surface. The decorative paper layer is selectively folded at predetermined locations during or before being applied onto the carrier surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventors: Daniel Ostner, Astrid Jünger, Andrea Fagner
  • Patent number: 8815037
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing absorbent articles (9) includes feeding a longitudinal web (1) of web material having openings (16) such that spaced apart, opposing margins (18) of web material are formed between the respective opening and opposing longitudinal edges of the web material; carrying out a folding action (20) of folding the web about itself along its longitudinal direction; carrying out a second (30) folding action of folding at least a portion of the web along its longitudinal direction; after the second folding action, forming a joint (46) in the web, the joint being formed at least in a part of the region in which the opposing margins have been brought together by the second folding action; finally separating (8) the web through the joint to separate an individual absorbent article from the end of the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Lucas Bäck, Lennart Nilsson
  • Publication number: 20140224412
    Abstract: A method for folding a fastener during a high speed manufacturing process and maintaining the fastener in a folded configuration throughout the high speed manufacturing process. The method includes obtaining an article that has a foldable fastener and moving the article in the machine direction during the high speed manufacturing process. The foldable fastener has first and second opposing surfaces, a web and at least one engaging member joined to the web. The method includes applying a frangible bonding agent to a first portion of the first surface of the fastening system; folding the fastening system such that the frangible bonding agent contacts a second portion of the first surface of the fastening system; and allowing the frangible bonding agent to cool at a temperature of less than 60° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Stephen Joseph LANGE, Mark James KLINE, Jay TAO, Ebrahim REZAI, James David LANDGREBE
  • Publication number: 20140209496
    Abstract: A label assembly for a customizable gift box. The label assembly includes a label and a back sheet having alignment tabs for aligning the box blank to the label. The alignment tabs are raised to expose adhesive material of the label. The box portion is aligned on the adhesive with the tabs, and then the partially adhered label can be fully exposed and wrapped around the box portion. The label can be used as a box bottom or top wrapping, or can form a top for a bottom box portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventors: Timothy J. Flynn, Geoffrey Brossard
  • Patent number: 8771449
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a method for making disposable diapers so improved that no displacement of the absorbent core from the middle between a pair of the leg elastic members. The method comprises the step P1 of bonding under tension elastic members to webs continuously fed in a machine direction MD to form front and rear sheet members the step P2 of bonding an absorbent panel provided along opposite long sides of a rectangle with a pair of elastic members for a crotch region and including an absorbent core bonded thereto so as to be symmetric about an imaginary center line bisecting a distance between a pair of the elastic members for the crotch region to the front and rear sheet members at regular intervals and the step P3 of cutting the front and rear sheet members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Shunsuke Takino, Yuki Maeda, Hiroyuki Tanji
  • Patent number: 8753467
    Abstract: A method for folding a fastener during a high speed manufacturing process and maintaining the fastener in a folded configuration throughout the high speed manufacturing process. The method includes obtaining an article that has a foldable fastener and moving the article in the machine direction during the high speed manufacturing process. The foldable fastener has first and second opposing surfaces, a web and at least one engaging member joined to the web. The method includes applying a frangible bonding agent to a first portion of the first surface of the fastening system; folding the fastening system such that the frangible bonding agent contacts a second portion of the first surface of the fastening system; and allowing the frangible bonding agent to cool at a temperature of less than 60° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Stephen Joseph Lange, Mark James Kline, Shunketsu Sue, Ebrahim Rezai, James David Landgrebe
  • Publication number: 20140128830
    Abstract: A disposable absorbent article has front and back panels, each having an elastic film layer and each having first and second zones. The first zone of each panel is extensible and retractable and the second zone of each panel is non-extensible and non-retractable. Each of the front and back panels has first and second side edges. An absorbent assembly is secured to the front and back panels. The absorbent assembly has a first end secured to the second zone of the front panel and a second end secured to the second zone of the back panel. A pair of seams join the front and back panels together at the first and second side edges to form a disposable absorbent article having a waist opening and a pair of leg openings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome Steven Veith, Paul T. VanGompel
  • Patent number: 8709185
    Abstract: The invention provides a functional laminate composite fabric which is robust, laundry-durable and adaptable for securing about any three dimensional body, and a method for forming such fabric. The functional laminate fabric is provided with at least one functional element which can conduct electricity, conduct light, provide electromagnetic fields or provide shielding from electromagnetic fields. The functional laminate may include vias through which the functional element may be exposed. Generally, the functional laminate fabric is sufficiently robust for incorporation into garments and for applications in so-called wearable electronics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Textronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Qaizar N. Hassonjee, Stacey B. Burr
  • Patent number: 8691040
    Abstract: In the absorber forming and transferring mechanism 100, at a core reception time, the rotational velocity V4 of the rotary transfer member 160 is same as the rotation velocity V3 of the forming drum 150. At a core transfer time, the rotational velocity V5 of the rotary transfer member 160 is same as the conveyance velocity V2 of the web 9A. During a period from the core reception time to the core transfer time, the rotational velocity V5 of the rotary transfer member 160 becomes higher than the rotational velocity V3 of the forming drum 150. During a period from the core transfer time to the core reception time, the rotational velocity V5 of the rotary transfer member 160 becomes lower than the conveyance velocity V2 of the web 9A.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroki Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20140083602
    Abstract: In case of manufacturing tear-off lids (28) out of lid rings (20?) with a tear-off foil (25) sealed on them and with a tear-off tab (29) the tear-off tab is fixed in a folded back position onto the tear-off foil of the lid by an adhesive patch (30). For this, the adhesive patch is applied onto the foil section in such a way that individual adhesive patches are separated out of an adhesive tape with a carrier tape and an adhesive material arranged thereon by a separating means. Such an adhesive patch is arranged on the foil section of each lid in a position where the folded back tear-off tab comes to lie. By this, a fixing of the tear-off tab can be reached in an economical and secure manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Soundronic AG
    Inventors: Andreas Lanz, Oliver Schulthess, Peter Taina
  • Publication number: 20140076990
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a printed composite for distributing a fragrance (4), characterized in that the composite includes: a printed and/or printable absorbent substrate-reservoir layer (1), which is suitable for accommodating a fragrance (4) that is intended to be diffused; and a printed internal barrier layer (2) that is positioned against one surface (1B) of the printed and/or printable absorbent substrate-reservoir layer (1) in order to control the migration and/or diffusion of the fragrance (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: PO-DREUX
    Inventors: Carole Lopandia, Benoît Frassaint
  • Publication number: 20140080692
    Abstract: The apparatuses and methods herein may be configured to transport articles in the form of continuous lengths of substrates having thicknesses that varies along a machine direction and/or cross direction. The conveyance apparatuses may be configured to include a first carrier and second carrier, wherein each carrier includes an endless belt positioned adjacent to the other so as to define a nip region between the endless belts, the nip region extending in a machine direction and a cross direction. The carriers may also include compliant rollers in rolling contact with the endless belts. Each compliant roller may be elastomeric and adapted to provide a reaction force normal to the endless belt along the machine and/or cross direction of the nip region. As such, the compliant rollers help maintain and hold the endless belts in contact with both relatively thin and thick areas of the substrate advancing through the nip region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventors: Todd Douglas Lenser, Uwe Schneider, David Carlton Ordway
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140041789
    Abstract: A hollow fiber membrane fluid transport device's method of manufacture is disclosed wherein the fibers are comprised of Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), and the potting materials are comprised of fluoropolymer based materials. The potting method described herein, utilizes a compressed chemically resistant fluorocopolymer and or fluoroterpolymer film, allows for ease of manufacture without destruction of the PTFE hollow fibers, with high packing densities, and without the processing complexity of pre-melting, extruding, or chemical crosslinking of any polymeric adhesives. Furthermore, the PTFE hollow fibers can be treated with a fluoropolymeric solvent solution before the chemically resistant film is applied to enhance the adhesion of the PTFE fiber to the film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: MARKEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert E. Jerman, Cornelius Brown, JR., Kenneth Donald Hobbs, Carlos Ruano, Charles Edward Wolanski
  • Patent number: 8647459
    Abstract: A method of preparing and applying folded leaflets or coupons to packets in a cigarette packer includes the steps of cutting single leaflets from a continuous strip material, scoring them with transverse crease lines and then causing each one to wrap around one of a set of winding members operating in conjunction with a fixed restraint; a leading portion of the leaflet is taken up by the winding member, which is then set in rotation while also revolving in close proximity to the restraint, in such a way as to bend the leaflet along the crease lines and form a succession of folds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: G.D S.p.A.
    Inventor: Mario Spatafora
  • Publication number: 20140014713
    Abstract: A preassembled display with automatic stackable supports (PDASS) is described. A PDASS may include two or more blanks (for example pieces of corrugated paperboard) that are joined together, for example to initially form a knocked down flat (KDF). The PDASS may include an insert formed from a single blank, where the single insert blank, when the whole display is erected, automatically erects and provides asymmetric supports that form at opposing corners of the outer blank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: William Wintermute, David Schoettle, Stan Clifford
  • Patent number: 8622983
    Abstract: A method to incorporate leg elastic members into pant-like disposable absorbent garments, and garments made thereby. In particular embodiments, the method includes supplying elastomeric film laminate first and second body panel webs spaced apart from each other. A continuous first leg elastic member is attached to the first body panel web, and a continuous second leg elastic member is attached to the second body panel web. A continuous leg elastic covering web is attached to both the first body panel web and the second body panel web so as to sandwich the first and second leg elastic members between the leg elastic covering web and the respective body panel web, thereby creating a composite web. In particular embodiments, the present invention can provide an efficient and process friendly technique to cover and hold in place leg elastic members in a pant-style disposable garment that employs elastomeric film laminates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd W. Wilkes, Lacey L. Poole, Joseph A. Mlinar, Marlene R. Dins, Russell E. Thorson, Brian K. Rhodes
  • Patent number: 8613165
    Abstract: A hip and ridge shingle having a plurality of sections that may be folded onto one another and secured in folded positions, the shingle being capable of being folded into a plurality of different configurations such as a bullnose configuration and a straight edge configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Sampco Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Shane Bleil, Scott Kazura, Gary Tibbetts
  • Publication number: 20130331784
    Abstract: A non-compliant medical balloon may be changed from a deflated state to an inflated state by increasing pressure within the balloon. The non-compliant medical balloon is composed of randomly oriented fibers forming an angle. The angle remains substantially unchanged when the balloon changes from a deflated state to an inflated state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Lanny R. PEPPER, Kelli HAYES, William F. DAVIES, JR.
  • Patent number: 8591686
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to apparatuses and methods utilizing multiple processing stations for processing absorbent articles and being configurable to move along various predetermined travel paths defined by radii that may be constant or variable. Particular embodiments of apparatuses and methods of manufacture include a processing wheel having a plurality of processing stations which orbit around a rotation axis. The processing stations may be configured to perform various types of operations associated with the manufacture of absorbent articles while the processing stations orbit around the rotation axis. The processing wheel can be configured to adjust the path along which the processing stations orbit as the processing wheel rotates around the rotation axis. As such, the orbit path can be adjusted to accommodate the manufacture of different sized blanks without the need to physically move or relocate and realign other process apparatuses, such as for example, sealing stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Uwe Schneider
  • Publication number: 20130292044
    Abstract: Wiping products, such as facial tissues, contain an interior temperature change composition and an exterior hydrophilic lotion composition that can provide a cooling sensation when contacted with the skin of a user. The temperature change composition, for instance, can contain one or more phase change agents that undergo a phase change at slightly elevated temperatures. The phase change agents, in one embodiment, can have a relatively high heat of fusion. When undergoing a phase change, the phase change agents absorb heat and thereby provide a cooling feeling to the skin of a user. The hydrophilic lotion composition may contain a carrier and a thermo-reversible gelling agent. The hydrophilic lotion composition maintains the temperature change composition within the tissue and helps to prevent skin irritation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Scott W. Wenzel, Jeffery Richard Seidling, Helen Kathleen Moen, Frederick John Lang, Stephanie Diana Scharenbroch, Mark Anthony Barnes, Judy Marie Casper
  • Publication number: 20130294586
    Abstract: A dental sensor holder including a strip of pliable, longitudinally elastic material having two ends. The holder is constructed by permanently bonding the two ends of the strip to form a somewhat elastic loop. In addition, the sensor holder includes an adjustable bond portion on the inside of the loop which may selectively be engaged to join adjacent portions of the strip into a functional bitewing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventor: Mark Frampton
  • Patent number: 8545659
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method as well as a tool (1, 48) for producing a T-stringer, in particular in the aircraft and spacecraft sector. The method is characterized by two lay-up strips (3, 4) being arranged on top of one another, wherein areas (5, 6) of the lay-up strips (3, 4) corresponding to the stringer foot (60) that is to be formed, are spaced apart from one another by means of separation films (7, 8) and areas (14, 15) of the lay-up strips (5, 6) corresponding to a stringer web (61) come into direct contact with one another, in particular, forming a material bond. In a further method step, the lay-up strips (3, 4) are clamped at the areas (14, 15) corresponding to the stringer web (61) that is to be formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Hauke Lengsfeld, Christian Luebbering
  • Patent number: 8529721
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for a tray, a folding section connected to the tray, and a tape application system. The tray has a channel for receiving an elongate insert for a composite material with a number of layers for a release system. The folding section is capable of folding a number of layers around the elongate insert to cover the elongate insert as the elongate insert is moved through the folding unit. The tape application system is capable of applying a tape to the number of layers for covering the elongate insert to form the release system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Brian G. Robins, Darrell D. Jones, Kurtis S. Willden, Daniel M. Rotter