By Folding Patents (Class 156/227)
  • Patent number: 10330563
    Abstract: A system and method to substantiate safe-life criteria of a structure with an anomaly includes a flaw in a critical loaded region of a test structure; a processor; and memory having instructions stored thereon that, when executed by the processor, cause the system to receive first signals indicative of strain energy release rates (SERR) for the flaw at the critical loaded region of a test structure; fit the first signals for the flaw SERR to a Benzeggah-Kenane (B-K) mixed mode curve shape; determine values indicative of B-K criteria of the test structure in response to the fitting of the first signals; receive second signals indicative of SERR for the production structure; and compare the second signals with the B-K criteria of the test structure to substantiate the safe-life criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yih-Farn Chen, Leon M. Meyer, Fran Byrnes
  • Patent number: 10286639
    Abstract: An apparatus includes upper and lower pressing tools arranged on platens that move relative to one another in a stroke direction. A slider unit moves in a direction transverse to the stroke direction, coordinated with the relative motion of the platens. In a retracted position the slider unit is displaced laterally from the lower pressing tool. In an active position the slider unit protrudes laterally over an edge portion of the lower pressing tool. Pressure actuators between the lower platen and the lower pressing tool apply an increased active pressing force on the lower pressing tool toward the upper pressing tool. Through the combined motions, the pressing tools press a laminated component including a cover layer on a substrate, and the slider unit folds and presses a protruding margin of the cover layer around an edge and onto a back surface of the substrate to form a folded-back rim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: OLBRICH GmbH
    Inventor: Peter Maas
  • Patent number: 10238253
    Abstract: A solid fragrance carrier comprising a fragrance-containing polymeric matrix adhesively bonded to a filter or filter bag for filtering an air stream in a vacuum cleaner for providing a fragranced scent to air exhausted from the vacuum cleaner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: BISSELL Homecare, Inc.
    Inventors: Nickolas James Morrow, Michael R. Foote
  • Patent number: 10156039
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing of garments comprises the steps of obtaining a pattern of a garment, cutting at least one fabric according to the pattern into a plurality of fabric pieces, attaching the plurality of fabric pieces together to create an unfinished garment, and forming a final garment by pleating the unfinished garment. The pleating step creates at least one one-way pleated element and at least one two-way pleated element in the final garment. Pleats of the at least one one-way pleated element and pleats of the at least one two-way pleated element are created without securing the pleats in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Inventor: Shelley Komarov
  • Patent number: 10152841
    Abstract: A printing system provides a printer for printing indicia on a container within a vending machine. The printing system may print indicia based on information relevant to a purchase transaction. The vending machine may transmit to a remote server data relating to a purchase transaction entered into the vending machine, the remote server retrieving data relevant to the purchase transaction and/or to the purchaser and transmitting to the vending machine the data relevant to the purchase transaction, such that the printing apparatus prints indicia on the container based on the received data relevant to the purchase transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: BEAVER MACHINE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark Rendell, Detlef Lange, Robert Schwarzli
  • Patent number: 10113646
    Abstract: Fire retardant dryer seals and related methods are provided herein. A fire retardant dryer seal can include an elongate, flexible base substrate having a first end and a second end. The base substrate can also have a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface. The first end and the second end of the base substrate secured together so that the base substrate forms at least a portion of an annular shape. A heat resistant coating disposed on at least the first surface of the base substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Felters of South Carolina, LLC
    Inventors: Vernon J. Lowe, James Justice, Christina D. Viets
  • Patent number: 10105935
    Abstract: A method of producing a reinforced stretch film includes the steps of: providing an elongated base sheet of plastic stretch film having a longitudinal axis; forming a plurality of cord-like, elongated reinforcement members; positioning the plurality of reinforcement members to the base sheet where the reinforcement members extend along the longitudinal axis of the base sheet; positioning a plurality of plastic film strip overlay over each of the reinforcement members where the overlays being parallel and spaced from one another; and attaching the overlays to the reinforcement members and to the base sheet to fixedly sandwich the reinforcement members between the base sheet and the overlays. Whereby, the reinforcement members comprising parallel, elongated reinforcement strips defining elongated spaces therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventor: Ronald Grubbs, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10076856
    Abstract: A method of forming a decorative article comprising placing a decorative cover sheet comprising an untextured skin layer, a cushion foam layer and an adhesive layer in a mold space between a front mold half and a rear mold half, placing a substrate on the rear mold half, heating a textured front mold surface and the skin layer with a first heater arrangement between the front mold half and the cover sheet, heating the cover sheet and the substrate with a second heater arrangement between the cover sheet and the rear mold half, forming the skin layer of the decorative cover sheet into contact with the textured front mold surface, forming into the skin layer a textured surface from the textured front mold surface, pressing the substrate against the adhesive layer of the decorative cover sheet, and bonding the cover sheet to the substrate with the adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: International Automotive Components Group North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc A. Hayes, Randy S. Reed
  • Patent number: 9987774
    Abstract: A molding apparatus (1) includes: a servomotor (11) for pressing a resin component (W) by moving an upper mold (MU) in a direction in which the upper mold (MU) is made close to a lower mold (ML); servomotors (12a and 13a) each of which retains X-coordinate and Y-coordinate positions of the lower mold (ML); and a position detection section (41) which determines whether or not the resin component which is sandwiched between the upper mold and the lower mold has been cured, the servomotors each terminating the retention of the lower mold when the resin component has been cured. This makes it possible to obtain a molded product while preventing positional displacement caused by a decrease in volume of a resin which is being cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takahiro Nakahashi, Hiroyuki Hanato
  • Patent number: 9970705
    Abstract: Fire retardant dryer seals and related methods are provided herein. A fire retardant dryer seal can include a first base substrate having a first end and a second end. At least a portion of the first base substrate can include a low-melt polymer with the first base substrate forming contact surfaces of the dryer seal for contacting portions of a dryer when installed in the dryer. The first end and the second end of the first base substrate can be secured together so that the first base substrate forms at least a portion of an annular shape. The fire retardant dryer seal can also include a heat resistant coating disposed on the dryer seal that does not comprise the contact surfaces of the first base substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Felters of South Carolina, LLC
    Inventor: Vernon J. Lowe
  • Patent number: 9871268
    Abstract: A secondary battery manufacturing method enables smooth pulling of a separator by guide members by inhibiting a phenomenon in which, when the separator is being pulled by the guide members, the separator moves in the width direction and rattles. The method includes pulling in a separator by guide bars to zigzag-fold the separator; and suspending the separator between the guide bars via a suspension roller while locating buffer rollers at a predetermined descending position, the buffer rollers being disposed between support rollers for supporting the separator at midpoints upstream, in the transport direction of the separator, of the suspension roller, the buffer rollers being ascendable and descendable in contact with an upper surface of the separator to be adjustable vertically, and allowing the buffer rollers to ascend in accordance with movement of the guide bars, thereby supplying the separator of a length pulled in by the guide bars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignees: ELIIY POWER CO., LTD., NAGANO AUTOMATION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Sato, Seiji Yamaura
  • Patent number: 9808593
    Abstract: Nasal cannula apparatus, includes in an inlet tubular fitting sized and configured to directly endwise connect to a source of oxygen, or oxygen and air. The fitting defines an inlet flow passage area A, having a 15 mm external diameter. A pair of tubular prongs is operatively connected with the inlet fitting, and receivable in an infant's nostrils to deliver oxygen, or oxygen and air flow to the infant, the prongs each having flow passing area A3, and A1>>A3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Neotech Products LLC
    Inventors: Rangasamy Ramanathan, Arnold M. Heyman, Thomas R. Thornbury, Craig R. McCrary
  • Patent number: 9609907
    Abstract: A shoe includes a sole, an actuator and a transducer. The actuator is mounted on one side of the sole. The transducer is mounted within the sole and includes a micro-motor, a link structure and a heater. The link structure is positioned between the micro-motor and the actuator and configured to move the micro-motor to generate electric energy. The heater is electrically coupled to the micro-motor and configured to convert the electric energy provided by the micro-motor to heat. When the actuator deforms or restores its deformation, the link structure moves thereby enabling the micro-motor to generate electric energy for the heater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jian-Ming Xiao
  • Patent number: 9572722
    Abstract: Provided are adhesive articles and assemblies that include a flat and at least partially elastic backing along with a patterned adhesive coating on each side of the backing. When viewed from directions perpendicular to the backing, the adhesive on one side of the backing does not substantially overlap the adhesive on the opposing side of the backing. As a result, it is possible to use a stretch removable adhesive article that uses, for example, an aggressive adhesive to provide a reliable bond but still remove cleanly and easily from delicate substrates that would otherwise be damaged or destroyed if bonded with conventional adhesive constructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Leigh E. Wood
  • Patent number: 9553330
    Abstract: There is herein described energy storage batteries and methods of manufacturing said energy storage batteries. More particularly, there is described energy storage batteries comprising a laminar configuration and co-planar and co-parallel anodes and cathodes and methods of manufacturing said energy storage batteries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Energy Diagnostics Limited
    Inventor: John Dilleen
  • Patent number: 9545593
    Abstract: A filter element including a winding core, a sheet of fluted filter media, a relief notch, and an adhesive. The winding core has a pair of ends spaced apart from each other and extending laterally between a pair of opposed sides. The sheet of fluted filter media is wound around the sides of the winding core. The relief notch is formed in one of the sides of the winding core. The adhesive is received at least partially in the relief notch and secures the fluted filter media to the winding core. A method of making a filter element with a winding core having relief notches is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Baldwin Filters, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven J. Merritt, Kyle Swanson
  • Patent number: 9272496
    Abstract: Methods of personal and article identification and licensing are disclosed. Methods and constructions of cards and plates include driver's license fabrication and production for the purpose of regulating or identifying a driver and assuring their identity and compliance with jurisdictional regulations and license plate fabrication and production for the purpose of regulating or identifying a vehicle and assuring its identity and compliance with jurisdictional regulations. Driver's licenses and license plates are described herein as exemplary embodiments of identification cards and licensing devices that are produced according to certain processes of manufacturing and issuing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Inventor: Thomas Finley Look
  • Patent number: 9114657
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an extended content booklet label. A multi-up book includes folds that are parallel to the book's spine. The multi-up book is disposed on the label web and held in place by an overlaminate. The overlaminate, book log and labels are all pre-trimmed in the longitudinal direction. The web is moved passed cutting elements to progressively slit the web and trim the major web into minor webs in which the overlaminate, booklets and labels are trimmed in the width direction to have a common edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: MiniGraphics, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen W. DeLise, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9059129
    Abstract: A cooling system for an integrated circuit die comprises a heat exchanger and a heat transfer device. The heat transfer device is formed of a plurality of stacked foils. The stacked foils are fused at a heat exchanger region abutting the heat exchanger, and are fused at a die region abutting the integrated circuit die, but are flexible between the heat exchanger region and the die region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey T. Wavering
  • Publication number: 20150145275
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dashboard crossmember (1) for a vehicle, including a crossbar (2) as well as at least one connection flange (3) designed to enable said crossbar to be attached to the body of said vehicle, said crossmember being characterized in that said crossbar (2) includes a bearing web (10) made of a fiber-reinforced composite material including continuous libers (7) arranged within a matrix (8), and preferably results from the assembly of a plurality of preformed basic parts (13, 14, 15) each produced by bending a composite material lap piece (11) about a single direction of the space so as to avoid overstretching or dislocating the network of fibers (7) of each of said laps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Laurent Baudard, Mickael Trannoy, Jean Michel Appasamy
  • Publication number: 20150144251
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing absorbent articles includes folding each of the absorbent articles about a fold line generally bisecting the article such that front and back waist regions of the articles are positioned in facing relationship, and simultaneously bonding and one of trimming and weakening the front and back waist regions adjacent each opposing side edge of the article to form a pair of fin seams. A bonding and slitting device adapted to form fin seams in absorbent articles includes a first bonding member; and a second bonding member having a contact element configured to cooperate with the first bonding member to bond a front region of the article to the back region to define the fin seams, and a slitter configured to simultaneously act on material outboard of the bonds from both the front and back regions of the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Adam Schoultz, Joseph J. Sina, Marcille Faye Ruman, Kathy Irene Bennett, Joseph Daniel Coenen, Daniel Marvin Nussbaum, Lori Roocks
  • Patent number: 9039855
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and apparatuses for assembling diapers, each including a chassis connected with front and back elastic belts. As discussed in more detail below, opposing end regions of the chassis are connected with regions of the elastic belts where the elasticity of the elastic belts has been removed or deactivated. An elastic laminate may be formed by continuously bonding elastic strands between a first continuous substrate layer and a second continuous substrate layer such that the elastic strands are bonded to both the first substrate layer and the second substrate layer in heavy-bond regions. And the elastic strands are bonded to the first substrate layer and/or the second substrate layer with in light-bond regions. The elastic strands are then intermittently deactivated by cutting the strands into one or more discrete pieces in the light-bond regions. The discrete pieces retract and remain in the light-bond regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Uwe Schneider, Gary Dean LaVon
  • Publication number: 20150137102
    Abstract: Provided are an organic light-emitting display device and a method for manufacturing the same. A flexible substrate of the organic light-emitting display device is bent across a bend line and includes a first area, a first bending area adjacent to the first area, a second bending adjacent to the first bending area, and a second area adjacent to the second bending area. A wiring is formed over the first area, the first bending area, the second bending area, and the second area of the flexible substrate to electrically connect a display unit formed in the first area and a pad unit formed in the second area. A first alignment key is formed over the flexible substrate, and a second alignment is formed over the flexible substrate. The first alignment key is positioned to overlap the second alignment key with the flexible substrate bent across the bend line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: HeeSeok Yang
  • Patent number: 9028632
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and apparatuses for assembling absorbent articles, and more particularly, diaper pants, each including a chassis connected with front and back elastic belts. As discussed in more detail below, opposing end regions of the chassis are connected with regions of the elastic belts where the elasticity of the elastic belts has been removed or deactivated. As discussed in more detail below, an elastic laminate may be formed by continuously bonding elastic strands between a first continuous substrate layer and a second continuous substrate layer. The elastic strands are then intermittently severed in light-bond regions of the elastic laminate. Adhesive on the laminate causes the severed elastic ends to retract or snap back from the light-bond regions at a relatively slower and/or controlled rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Uwe Schneider, Gary Dean LaVon
  • Publication number: 20150122408
    Abstract: A method of applying adhesive to a napkin includes spraying first and second adhesive portions on to a first surface of a napkin, and folding the napkin along a fold such that the first and second adhesive portions are brought into engagement with each other, in which the adhesive is of a type that will allow the first and second adhesive portions to separate and allow the napkin to be adhered to an object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Gail Shaw
  • Publication number: 20150122407
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polyurethane-based two-component adhesive composition. The invention also relates to the manufacture of membrane-type filtration cartridges using the two-component adhesive composition according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: BOSTIK SA
    Inventors: Jean Francois CHARTREL, Olivier LAFERTE, Regis GUILLOTTE
  • Publication number: 20150113929
    Abstract: Apparatus and method related to a cartridge filter having self-regulated pleat spacing. An elastic adhesive bead is used on an outer surface of a cylindrically formed pleated filter media to maintain pleat spacing without damaging the pleats or the filter media. In this way, a cylindrical pleated filter media may be formed from a planar filter media without the need for manually spacing the pleats during or after formation into a cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Paul Jackson
  • Publication number: 20150112294
    Abstract: A packaging unit formed from a sheet of material having an inner surface, an outer surface and one folding axis dividing the sheet into a first region and a second region. The inner surface includes an inner edge portion and an outer edge portion, wherein one of the inner edge portion and the outer edge portion of the edge zone of the first region is provided with adhesive, and the other of the inner edge portion and the outer edge portion of the edge zone of the first region is adhesive-free. One of the inner edge portion and the outer edge portion of the edge zone of the second region is provided with adhesive, and the other of the inner edge portion and the outer edge portion of the edge zone of the second region is adhesive-free in a complementary manner to the edge zone of the first region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB
    Inventors: Annika DAHL, Linda Henriksson, Robert Perneborn, Eva-Li Saarvali
  • Publication number: 20150096671
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing medical oversleeves and a production system. The method comprises steps of unreeling, gluing, agglutinating, cutting and finished product collecting, etc. The system comprises an unreeling device, a gluing device, an agglutinating device, a cutting device and a finished product collecting device, etc. With the method for automatically producing medical oversleeves and the production system provided by the present invention, the deficiency of the present manual semi-mechanized production is overcome.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Dianmin Zhou
  • Publication number: 20150090394
    Abstract: The present invention relates to apparatuses and processes for forming tabs on adhesive backed products. Specifically, the apparatus of the present invention provides a sequential series of mechanisms to form a tab on an adhesive-backed product, such as adhesive tape, so that the same may be easy to remove from an article at a later date. More specifically, the apparatus of the present invention provides a sequential series of mechanisms to form a tab that is formed solely of the adhesive-backed product itself, which may be utilized for the subsequent removal thereof after placement on an article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Jerry Chern, Detlef Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8992710
    Abstract: At least one exemplary embodiment is directed to a pressure management system for an earpiece comprising: a first valve, where the first valve allows air to pass from a first side of the valve to a second side more readily than from the second side to the first side an inflation channel, where the inflation channel has an outer diameter less than 5 mm; a pressure release mechanism; a pump; a stent, where the inflation channel is embedded; and a balloon, where the first valve, the inflation channel, the pressure release mechanism, the pump, and the balloon are operatively connected, where the first valve is positioned so that air from the pump passes through the first valve to inflate the balloon and where the leak rate of the air from the balloon back to the pump is less than 1% by volume per minute and where the pressure release mechanism is configured to release pressure from the balloon to the environment upon actuation, and where the pressure management system is configured to manage the inflation pressur
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Personics Holdings, LLC.
    Inventor: John P Keady
  • Publication number: 20150088011
    Abstract: An airbag for a blood pressure measuring device for fixing a cuff, including: a main sheet member which spreads in two layers forming a bag body, wherein a constricted portion is formed on the bag body, the constricted portion narrowing the air chamber with respect to the width direction, a pair of sub sheet members are disposed so as to correspond to the respective layers of the main sheet member, the sub sheet member occupying a region including at least a portion corresponding to the constricted portion, and the pair are respectively welded to the layers of the main sheet member at the constricted portion, the pair being welded to the corresponding layers of the main sheet member at a center near portion away from the constricted portion toward a center side with respect to the width direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Minoru Taniguchi, Satoshi Doi, Yoichi Egawa, Takashi Tone, Tameo Ashida, Kenichi Sato
  • Patent number: 8986483
    Abstract: A vacuum insulated cabinet structure includes panels having sheet metal outer side walls and polymer inner side walls. The polymer inner side walls are heat-sealed to a layer of polymer material laminated to a flat sheet metal blank to form vacuum cavities. The blank is then bent along fold lines to form a cabinet structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Nihat Cur, Axel Julio Ramm, Guolian Wu, James Kendall
  • Publication number: 20150080820
    Abstract: An absorbent article, such as a pant diaper, a sanitary pant or an incontinence pant, includes a front part, a back part, and a crotch part. Lateral side portions of the front part and the back part are superposed, so that their inner surfaces face each other, and are joined to each other along side seams extending in a longitudinal direction of the article. The lateral side portions of the front part and/or the back part include at least one layer of nonwoven material which is reinforced in the area of at least one of the side seams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventor: Patrik Fjeldsa
  • Patent number: 8980037
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an instructional booklet that folds away from a substrate. A multi-up book is provide having two or more booklets and a waste zone that share a common spine. The waste zone is adhered to a substrate that is larger than the booklets. An overlaminate is applied to secure the multi-up book to the substrate. The area between the booklets and the substrate is devoid of adhesive. Subsequently, the waste zone is die cut and removed along with the overlaminate and substrate leaving completed labels with booklets. The substrate can be adhered to a container without interference from the booklet. The booklet is held closed against the label by the overlaminate which extends beyond the substrate and booklet to adhere directly to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: MiniGraphics, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen W. DeLise, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150053334
    Abstract: A container including one or more labeling devices that can be detached from the container. Preferably the container can hold a plurality of different articles and includes a plurality of labeling devices for identifying the different articles. After the articles are removed from the container, the articles may be identified by the labeling devices by detaching the labeling devices and attaching or placing the labeling device on or near its corresponding article. Preferred labeling devices include one or more labeling areas that provide information regarding an article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Rick Vulgamott, Kristi Huffman
  • Publication number: 20150047250
    Abstract: A trap for spiders and other insects is provided. The trap is especially useful for catching brown recluse (Loxosceles reclusa) spiders, whose bites are extremely harmful. The trap need not utilize chemical attractants or other behavior-modifying environmentally harmful chemicals, or food bait or lights to attract the spiders. In embodiments, the internal volume of the trap is shaped as a triangular prism with open triangular faces and openings in the front. At least a portion of the floor is coated with bug adhesive. The trap can be packaged as a kit including a flat sheet that can be folded a three-dimensional shape. In a useful embodiment the front includes spaced vertical struts. Methods and kits for making using the traps are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: SPIDERTEK, LLC
    Inventors: Jennifer Lynn Parks, William Van Dover Stoecker
  • Publication number: 20150040497
    Abstract: The composite log module can have an elongated structural shell having a first set parallel walls rigidly interconnected with a second set of parallel walls perpendicular to the first set of parallel walls, the interconnected walls enclosing an elongated cavity housing a core having thermal insulation material, and two opposite mating outer surfaces associated with the first set of parallel walls for stacking identical ones of the composite log, and two sides associated with the second set of parallel walls, the walls each having a structural engineered material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Benoit Lessard
  • Patent number: 8945326
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods for manufacturing absorbent articles, and in particular, methods for making pre-fastened refastenable pant diapers. Aspects of the methods according to the present disclosure relate to the fabrication of refastenable pant diapers wherein discrete chassis are advanced in a machine direction such that the lateral axis is parallel with the machine direction. First side panels are then refastenably connected with the first waist region, and second side panels are permanently connected the second waist regions of the discrete chassis. The chassis are connected with discrete lengths of side panel material and/or connection zone material. The chassis are then folded, and the first and second side panels are subsequently bonded together. The article is then subjected to knife cut at or adjacent the bonded regions to create discrete, pre-fastened refastenable pant diapers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Gary Dean Lavon, Joseph Hung Lam, Kazuaki Tameishi, Koichi Morimoto, Yoichiro Yamamoto, Norman Gorospe Juguilon
  • Patent number: 8940119
    Abstract: A process for producing a beam member formed by a reinforcing fiber base material which has a web portion and at least a pair of flange portions extending to both sides via at least a branching point from the web portion, at a cross-sectional surface orthogonal to a longitudinal direction of the beam member, and by a shaped filler which fills a gap having a wedge shape formed at the branching point, is provided. The shaped filler is produced by: (A) a filler supply process for supplying a filler member configured by reinforcing fibers; (B) a preshaping process for providing a preshaped filler having at least a wedge projection portion, by pressurizing the filler member by a preshaping mold; and (C) a filler deforming process for providing a shaped filler by deforming the preshaped filler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Hanawa, Tamotsu Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8940118
    Abstract: A method and device for assembling diapers of intentionally varied size. The method may comprise providing a series of waist belts having a fixed longitudinal length, and a series of chassis having a fixed longitudinal length. The waist belts may be aligned with the chassis with varying degrees of overlap, such that diapers having different lengths are manufactured by varying only the relative placement of the waist belts and chassis. The method may be used to vary diapers within a production run (e.g., to produce packs of diapers in a range of sizes) or between production runs (e.g., to produce different size diapers on the same line with reduced equipment changes or adjustments). A diaper produced according to the method is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Uwe Schneider
  • Patent number: 8916011
    Abstract: A fireshield fastener hood and method of bonding a cover to a substrate therefor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Kenneth Holland, William Bogue
  • Publication number: 20140367512
    Abstract: Honeycomb cores for use in aerospace applications include two honeycomb core sections operably joined at a splice joint, the splice joint defined by a foam adhesive that is sandwiched between a sheet of film adhesive. Methods of assembling honeycomb cores also are disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: THOMAS A. DEAN, NOEL T. GERKEN, FREDERICK LEONARD KNOLL, KURT WALTER WITHNELL
  • Patent number: 8900684
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vapour barrier collar (1) comprising a number of sheet elements (2, 3, 4, 5) including side sheet elements (2, 3), which extend substantially along a longitudinal axis (L), and top (4) and bottom (5) sheet elements, respectively, which extend substantially along a lateral axis (A), which is perpendicular to the longitudinal axis (L). Each sheet element (2, 3, 4, 5) has two end edges (6) adjacent to a first edge (7) of the sheet element (2, 3, 4, 5). The sheet elements (2, 3, 4, 5) are mutually joined together in joints (8) extending along the end edges (6), and mounting means (9) are provided along the first edges (7) of the sheet elements (2, 3, 4, 5). The mounting means (9) extend uninterruptedly along the entire length of the first edge (7) of each sheet element (2, 3, 4, 5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: VKR Holding A/S
    Inventor: Anders Køhl Bülow
  • Publication number: 20140345790
    Abstract: An improved device and method for the application of adhesive-backed foil to the edges of stained glass and other materials is provided, the device comprising a groove comprising three or five segments—a base segment against which the glass edge is pressed onto the adhesive face of the foil; and second and third segments comprising sides extending upward from the base at an obtuse angle. Alternatively, the groove may comprise fourth and fifth segments comprising parallel sides extending vertically from the second and third segments and these being perpendicular to the base. The edge of the glass to be foiled is centered on the adhesive side of the foiling tape and pressed to the base. The angled sides initiate folding of the foil towards the side faces of the glass such that no tearing or distortion of the foil results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Mark Sanders
  • Publication number: 20140349538
    Abstract: In a fiber structure woven as a single piece by three-dimensional weaving, first weft yarns interlink layers of warp yarns in a first portion of the fiber structure adjacent to a non-interlinked zone and also warp yarns of a second portion of the fiber structure beyond the non-interlinked zone, and second weft yarns interlink layers of warp yarns of the second portion of the fiber structure adjacent to the non-interlinked zone and also layers of warp yarns of the first portion of the fiber structure beyond the non-interlinked zone, such that the paths of the first and second weft yarns cross in at least one transition zone extending within the fiber structure from the end of the non-interlinked zone, the transition zone extending in the weft direction over a distance greater than the pitch between adjacent warp columns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: SNECMA
    Inventors: Yann Marchal, Dominique Coupe, Monica Fruscello, Jonathan Goering
  • Publication number: 20140345660
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to an improved, portable, collapsible, human shelter for outdoors, and a method of assembling, and using the same. More particularly, the invention encompasses an apparatus for providing shelter for humans and animals, which is portable, collapsible, and easily transportable from location to location, and can be quickly assembled, and disassembled. The portable, collapsible apparatus, has a ceiling or roof, and wall or panels that are made of one or more layers of material, such as, corrugated material, plastic material, composite material, waterproof material, weatherproof material, Coroplast material, polyethylene material, polypropylene material, to name a few. Optionally, the inventive apparatus could also have an attachable or detachable base or floor. In one preferred method the improved, portable, collapsible, human shelter for outdoors, is made using, for example, an extruded corrugated plastic, to form a hunting blind.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Michael John McInerney
  • Publication number: 20140318695
    Abstract: An apparatus for assembling diaper pants includes a drum rotatable about an axis of rotation. The drum has an outer surface. The outer surface includes a first lane of folding devices and a second lane of folding devices. Each folding device includes a chassis support member, a chassis folding member pivotally connected with the chassis support member, a first side panel folding member pivotally connected with the chassis support member, and a second side panel folding member pivotally connected with the chassis support member. The first lane of folding devices is offset from the second lane of folding devices in a direction parallel to the axis of rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Gary Dean LaVon, Nicholas Paul Goyette, Joseph Hung Lam, Ronald Joseph Zink
  • Patent number: 8871126
    Abstract: A method for producing an object of composite material comprising the steps of: placing one or several prepregs on a plane surface, forming a fiber stack; lifting over the fiber stack to a molding tool; downforming the fiber stack; curing the downformed fiber stack; where the method also comprises the step of: orienting the fiber directions so that all fibers, when the fiber stack is lifted over to the molding tool, will cross an edge of the molding tool only once.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Saab AB
    Inventors: Max Krogager, Mikael Petersson, Björn Weidmann, Ingemar Turesson, Anders Westerdahl, Jan Vaara
  • Publication number: 20140311823
    Abstract: An acoustic insulator having a tortuous path located in its interior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: ALEJANDRO CHAVEZ MARTINEZ, ALBERTO NAIM KARAM MARROQUIN, LUIS ANTONIO MURILLO MARQUEZ