Perforating Lamina Patents (Class 156/252)
  • Patent number: 11248321
    Abstract: A perforated non-woven fabric having at least one fiber layer that has a plurality of through holes. The total area of the through holes accounts for 10˜80% of the total area of the perforated non-woven fabric; the opening of the through holes is flat with the surface of the perforated non-woven fabric; and the density of through holes on the perforated non-woven fabric is 3/cm2˜100/cm2. The fiber density at the edge of each through hole is similar to or the same as the fiber density in other areas of the perforated non-woven fabric. The fiber surrounds the through hole, and only the surface of the fiber is bonded to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: XIAMEN YANJAN NEW MATERIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jihua Xie, Jixiang Cai, Jielong Luo
  • Patent number: 11241032
    Abstract: A sheet-type aerosol generating article includes at least two aerosol generating sheets each having aerosol generating material and an inductively heatable susceptor The inductively heatable susceptor is positioned between the aerosol generating sheets and each of the aerosol generating sheets has an exposed surface. Methods for manufacturing sheet-type aerosol generating articles are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Inventors: Eduardo José Garcia Garcia, Andrew Rogan, Takashi Hasegawa, Peter Uhrmeister
  • Patent number: 11198533
    Abstract: A packaging material, including a laminate with a core material layer and having a plurality of delimited areas intended to form faces of a package is provided. At least one delimited area is provided with at least one pre-laminated hole and at least one compressed feature arranged adjacent to the pre-laminated hole. The at least one feature may include at least one line extending along at least a part of the perimeter of the pre-laminated hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Gabor Benkö, Anders K. Gustafsson, Paul Trägårdh
  • Patent number: 11125429
    Abstract: A finned heat sink, folded from a single piece of plate material, includes a base part and a plurality of fins. The base part includes a plurality of fin extensions and at least one support element. The support element includes bridging parts bridging the inter-fin distances, wherein the bridging parts comprise length reducing parts to thereby reduce those inter-fin distances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Gwendolyn Anita Luiten, Mark Johannes Antonius Verhoeven, Patrick Zuidema, Joris Jan Vrehen
  • Patent number: 10874126
    Abstract: A system and method for displaying items such as food allowing for an unobstructed view of the food item is disclosed. The system includes a backer card and a transparent film. The food item is stored in the transparent film allowing an unobstructed view of the food item. An upper portion of the transparent film is secured to the backer card leaving a portion of the transparent film below the point of attachment unsecured allowing the food item to move away from the backer card. Information pertaining to the food item is printed on the backer card leaving the view of the food item unobstructed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: PRE BRANDS LLC
    Inventor: Lenny Lebovich
  • Patent number: 10881036
    Abstract: Formation of a deformation along a surface of a sheet metal panel of an electronic device is minimized or prevented by determining an area of the surface to which a deformation has developed or is predicted to develop, where the deformation forms or is predicted to form in response to one or more of the surface features being provided into the surface. A score line is provided along the surface that is at or proximate the area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Vic Hong Chia, Perry L. Hayden, Sr., Paul Matthew Plummer
  • Patent number: 10641414
    Abstract: Provided is a microtrench fill comprising concrete, a polymer, and a colorant. Also provided is a method of using the microtrench fill to fill a microtrench in a street or walkway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: CCIIP LLC
    Inventors: Angelo J. Pino, Jr., Daniel Urban
  • Patent number: 10611117
    Abstract: A packaging laminate includes a core layer having at least one through-hole which on one side is covered by a barrier film and an outer layer of a polymeric material, wherein said outer polymeric layer and said barrier film are laminated to each other in a manner such that said polymeric layer and said barrier film are separated from each other along parallel, visually detectable air-filled channels formed by these two layers within the area of said at least one through-hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: TETRA LAVAL HOLDINGS & FINANCE S.A.
    Inventors: Ion Postoaca, Åke Persson, Sven Keiter, Krister Uvnäs, Andreas Hessmark, Magnus Just
  • Patent number: 10598201
    Abstract: There is described a method of mounting inserts, comprising the following steps: •(i) Application of an adhesive film on one of the faces of an inserts tray (223) covering a plurality of through-holes (241) and respective depressions (242); •(ii) Insertion of an insert (230) in each through-hole (241) of the tray (223) from a face of the inserts tray (223) opposite that of the adhesive film, securing one surface of the insert (23) onto this adhesive film; •(iii) Cutout of the adhesive film forming a plurality of single films (245) associated with the inserts (230). There is further described an insert mounting device (300), comprising a holding table (314) held by a supporting base (311), the insert mounting device (300) further comprising a rotating tray holder (312), cooperating with a cutting system (313).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: EMBRAER S.A.
    Inventors: Elton Candia Cordeiro, Fábio Rodrigues Costa, Gustavo Franco Barbosa
  • Patent number: 10568773
    Abstract: In some illustrative examples, a medical drape suitable for treating a tissue site may include an adherent surface including first adherent force profile oriented along a first axis and a second adherent force profile oriented along a second axis. The first adherent force profile may have an average force less than an average force of the second adherent force profile. Other apparatuses, systems, and methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Tuck, David Richard Mercer
  • Patent number: 10573854
    Abstract: A battery pack including a plurality of electrode assemblies, a lower case including a plurality of cell compartments accommodating the plurality of electrode assemblies, and an upper case on the lower case at a top opening of the lower case, wherein each of the upper case and the lower case is includes a metal layer interposed between an internal layer and an external layer, the internal layer and the external layer being made of a plastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hyunchul Kim
  • Patent number: 10556766
    Abstract: Refers to the present invention, a device (1) that will be fabricated with appropriate material, with several dimensions, to be adapted to a computerized numeric platform, for the structural glazing process, which is a technique of fixing the glass and the frame, through application of the high adhesion double-sided tape between them, the structure remains hidden on the inner side, in two basic steps, one being application and cutting of the high adhesion double-sided tape over the glass sheet, and the other is (applying) correct pressure on them, for the purpose of replacing the current manual process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: TAS EQUIPAMENTOS EIRELI
    Inventor: Marcelo Stahelin
  • Patent number: 10368431
    Abstract: According to some aspects of the present disclosure, cooling assemblies for electronic devices are disclosed. Example cooling assemblies include a circuit board having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface, a first set of electronic devices, a second set of electronic devices, and a third set of electronic devices. Each set includes at least two electronic devices electrically coupled in parallel and disposed on the first surface of the circuit board. At least one of the electronic devices of the first set is adjacent one of the electronic devices of the second set and is adjacent one of the electronic devices of the third set. The cooling assembly further includes a heat sink disposed on the second surface of the circuit board. The heat sink is in thermal contact with the first set, the second set, and the third set of electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Astec International Limited
    Inventors: Yu-wei Chen, Yi-kai Lan, Shih-chien Chou
  • Patent number: 10328374
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a contoured filter element, according to which method at least one filtering medium is applied to a flat backing material and is detachably secured thereto. The filtering medium is cut out on the backing material to form the contoured filter element and said contoured filter element can be detached from the backing material for use. The invention also relates to a filter element arrangement produced by means of this method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Sefar AG
    Inventor: Hansjoerg Duer
  • Patent number: 10259157
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a fiber reinforced thermoplastic part includes placing fibers, fixing the fibers in place, cutting the fibers, infusing the fibers with a thermoplastic polymer, stacking multiple sheets of the fibers, and molding the multiple sheets together. A method of manufacturing a part includes placing original fibers, fixing the fibers in place, cutting the fibers, infusing the fibers with a thermoplastic polymer, stacking multiple sheets of the fibers, molding the multiple sheets together to form a moldable sheet, and applying a mold to the moldable sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Victor Alfred Beck
  • Patent number: 10123910
    Abstract: A method of joining substrate portions includes positioning the substrate portions such that the substrate portions overlap at an overlap area. The substrate portions each have a melting temperature and an outer surface. A fluid is heated to a temperature sufficient to at least partially melt the substrate portions. A jet of the heated fluid is directed from a fluid orifice onto the substrate portions at the overlap area. The heated fluid penetrates at least one of the outer surfaces of the substrate portions. The substrate portions are at least partially melted using the heated fluid. The substrate portions are compressed to join the substrate portions together at the overlap area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Plaza
    Inventors: Uwe Schneider, Horst Blessing, Hans Adolf Jackels
  • Patent number: 10127842
    Abstract: A combined primary label and secondary label comprises a first piece of paper, a first release coating disposed on a portion of the first piece of paper, a second piece of paper, a second release coating different from the first release coating and disposed on a portion of the second piece of paper. The combined primary and secondary label further comprises an adhesive layer disposed between the first and second pieces of paper such that (i) a primary label can be peeled away with at least some adhesive of the adhesive layer from the second release coating disposed on the portion of the second piece of paper, and (ii) a secondary label can be peeled away with at least some adhesive of the same adhesive layer from the first release coating disposed on the portion of the first piece of paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Iconex LLC
    Inventor: Robert McDaniel
  • Patent number: 10123911
    Abstract: An apparatus for joining substrate portions includes substrate portions being positioned such that the substrate portions overlap at an overlap area. The substrate portions each have a melting temperature and an outer surface. A fluid is heated to a temperature sufficient to at least partially melt the substrate portions. A jet of the heated fluid is directed from a fluid orifice onto the substrate portions at the overlap area. The heated fluid penetrates at least one of the outer surfaces of the substrate portions. The substrate portions are at least partially melted using the heated fluid. The substrate portions are compressed using a pressure applying surface adjacent the fluid orifice to join the substrate portions together at the overlap area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Uwe Schneider, Horst Blessing, Hans Adolf Jackels
  • Patent number: 10068880
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a power module which can withstand a high voltage with a thin insulating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobutake Tsuyuno, Junpei Kusukawa, Takeshi Tokuyama, Tokihito Suwa
  • Patent number: 10059078
    Abstract: This specification discloses an article of manufacture. The article of manufacture has at least one structural blank and at least one guide. The structural blank has a plurality of oriented fiber plies in a thermoplastic matrix. The guide has a plurality of random dispersed fibers in a thermoplastic matrix. The guide is affixed to the structural blank by injection molding and over molding the guide onto the structural blank. The article of manufacture can take a number of forms for use in industries such as aircraft, automobiles, motorcycles, bicycles, trains or watercraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Cutting Dynamics, Inc.
    Inventors: William V. Carson, Jr., George Bielert, Rocco Deangelis
  • Patent number: 9997005
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods are provided for manufacturing a transaction card. The disclosed apparatuses and methods may be used to form a transaction card frame configured to house a data storage component. The card frame may be formed of a resin mixture comprising a thermoplastic elastomer (TPE). The card frame may also have a Shore D hardness in the range of 20-80.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventor: Om J Suthar
  • Patent number: 9984597
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an adhesive-backed printed pressure sensitive cut label assembly with easy temporary removability, wherein the portion of the label forming the label stock may be printed on the back- or reverse-side of the label face stock and whereby the printed surface is applied with a hot melt or acrylic adhesive that ensures easy short-term removability from a container surface and reapplication thereto. The label stock is laminated to a base stock comprising a paper or polymeric release liner coated with silicone or other adhesive release coating. During manufacturing of the label assembly, the label stock and base stock are simultaneously fed to laminating rollers following a die-cutting process, whereby the two are joined. One feature of the invention is the ease of temporary removability after application to the surface of a container whereby there is no adhesion of the ink printed on the label to the container surface itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Outlook Group, LLC
    Inventors: Tina Marie Galoff, Pat Harvath, Todd Schuh
  • Patent number: 9974699
    Abstract: Absorbent cores for disposable absorbent articles are provided. The absorbent cores each comprise at least two absorbent structures comprising a substrate layer and an absorbent layer, of which one absorbent structure comprises channels and one is free of channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Carsten Heinrich Kreuzer, Rodrigo Rosati, Blanca Arizti, Hans Adolf Jackels, Ernesto G. Bianchi, Donald Carroll Roe
  • Patent number: 9980372
    Abstract: A camera module (1) has an internal space (28) that abuts a wiring substrate (21) and is occluded, at least a part of a base material of the wiring substrate (21) is a porous portion (41) that is configured of porous ceramic, porous metal, organic fabric, or inorganic fabric and has interconnected air holes, and the internal space (28) is connected to the outside of the camera module (1) through the interconnected air holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Ohara, Yoshihiro Sekimoto, Tetsuya Fujimoto, Yoshinori Tanida
  • Patent number: 9962636
    Abstract: A fuel filtration device may include a filter element and a space-keeping member. The filter element may have a plurality of fusion-bonded portions and have a space defined therein. The space-keeping member may have crosspieces defining openings therebetween and may face a surface of the filter element in a facing direction. The fusion-bonded portions may include those that do not overlap with the crosspieces of the space-keeping member in the facing direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazunori Hibi, Koji Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9966158
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a collimator module and/or a collimator bridge is disclosed, as well as a collimator module, a collimator bridge, a collimator and a tomography device. A collimator module for a radiation detector includes a plurality of collimator layers. These collimator layers each have a flat lattice structure. In an embodiment, a first collimator layer has a holder structure and the collimator layers are aligned relative to one another by the holder structure on a first holder tool. With such a holder structure it is possible to glue the aligned collimator layers to one another such that the glued collimator layers form the collimator module with absorber walls disposed in a lattice shape. In such cases, the collimator layers can be aligned to one another in an especially simple and yet precise manner. Through this the actual lattice shape corresponds especially accurately to a prespecified lattice shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Bodo Reitz, Jan Wrege
  • Patent number: 9945484
    Abstract: A seal strip (60A, 60B, 60C, 60F, 60G, 60H, 60J) with an imperforate width-spanning portion (64) first and second rounded edges (65, 66) and one or more strip-thickening elements (67, 68, 74, 76, 82, 84, 90, 91) between the rounded edges. The strip-thickening elements may have transverse slots (80, 86, 88, 93L, 93R, 72, 78) for increased flexibility of the strip. The strip-thickening elements may also have perforations (92) or gaps (69) to admit coolant and/or to reduce weight. Folded embodiments (60A, 60B) may have dimples (70) on the width-spanning portion (64) to limit bending of the folded portions (67, 68, 74, 76). The seal may be slidably mounted in opposed slots (58A, 58B) in respective adjacent turbine components (54A, 54B), filling a width (W) of the slots, and a side of the seal may be cooled by compressed air (48).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: SIEMENS ENERGY, INC.
    Inventors: Frank Moehrle, Andrew R. Narcus, John Carella, Jean-Max Millon Sainte-Claire
  • Patent number: 9894789
    Abstract: Electronic equipment may include structured fabric. Structured fabric may be used as a protective case or cosmetic cover for an electronic device, may be used to form a band that holds an electronic device against a user's body, or may be used to cover one or more openings in an electronic device. Structured fabrics may be soft and pliable while maintaining the ability to hold a given shape without added support. Structured fabric may be formed by laminating fabric such as warp-knit fabric with a stiffener such as polymer film. Structured fabrics may include openings through which signals such as optical or audio signals pass. To maintain the geometry and shape of the openings in the structured fabric without covering the openings, the stiffener and adhesive that are attached to the fabric may be cut to form a pattern of openings that align with the openings in the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yohji Hamada, John J. Baker, Peter F. Coxeter, Benjamin M. Rappoport, Joseph B. Walker
  • Patent number: 9879876
    Abstract: An insulated HVAC duct component such as a transition box includes a first insulation layer and a second, different insulation layer. The transition box includes at least four sidewalls and one of a top and a back wall, the transition box further including a first access port and a second access port, the first access port having a different cross section than the second access port, one of the access ports being spaced from a nearest sidewall by less than 2 inches. The first insulation layer is located along an inside surface of the box. The second different insulation layer overlies the first insulation layer, the second different insulation layer having an air impervious surface, wherein the combined thickness of the first insulation layer and the second different insulation layer is less than 2 inches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Inventor: William R. Gray
  • Patent number: 9851584
    Abstract: The invention relates to a spectacle lens (3) which comprises at least one structural element (SE) on the outer edge (4) and/or the front or rear surface thereof, wherein the at least one structural element (SE) is formed by a material which is applied in liquid form on the edge (3) and/or the front/rear surface of the spectacle lens (4), is connected in a bonded manner to the lens and is hardened chemically or by radiation. The invention further relates to a method for the production thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE KOELN
    Inventors: Joerg Luderich, David Frings, Christian Poepperl
  • Patent number: 9751676
    Abstract: A packaged oral care implement (1000) and method of opening the same. In one embodiment, the package (2000) includes a tab (106) on a first panel (100) of the package that is strategically located so that the oral care implement itself (1000) acts as a foundation or barrier adjacent to the tab that assists with shearing the first panel to release the tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY
    Inventors: Clark Bow, Alan V. Sorrentino
  • Patent number: 9744083
    Abstract: An outer cover for an absorbent article includes a nonwoven component having a plurality of apertures formed therein and a film bonded to the apertured nonwoven component. The apertures in the nonwoven component are formed by needling prior to the film being bonded to the nonwoven component. A method of making the outer cover includes feeding a web of nonwoven material to a needling station, needling the web of nonwoven material to form a plurality of apertures therein to define an apertured web of nonwoven material, and bonding the apertured web of nonwoven material to a film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Kyungnak Kim, JinHo Ryu, Seungkeun Park, JinHee Lee, EoYeon Hwang, SooYong Cho
  • Patent number: 9738373
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fish joint device intended to attach securely first and second structural elements of an aircraft to one another, having two fishplates positioned either side of the structural elements, and attached to them by a set of fishplate through fastenings. According to the invention, the fish joint device includes at least one intermediate fish joint plate which is positioned between one of said fishplates and said structural elements which said intermediate plate partly covers, and which is attached to these elements by a set of intermediate plate through fastenings which includes the set of fishplate through fastenings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Airbus Operations (S.A.S.)
    Inventors: Julien Guillemaut, Guillaume Gallant
  • Patent number: 9706669
    Abstract: Provided is a method for manufacturing a rigid-flexible circuit board having a flying-tail structure, comprising the following steps: step 1: manufacturing core substrates needed by daughter boards (500), the cord boards needed by each daughter board comprising at least one flexible core substrate (510) and at least one rigid core substrate (520), stacking and laminating the core substrates to manufacture daughter boards, the number of the manufactured daughter boards being equal to the number of second rigid areas (300), and each daughter board comprising a partial first rigid area (110), a flexible area (200), and a second rigid area (300); step 2, stacking the daughter boards obtained in step 1, and pasting polyetherimide covering films (400) on solder-resist areas of adjacent end surfaces of the second rigid areas; and step 3, providing PTFE gaskets (600) between adjacent flexible areas and adjacent second rigid areas, laminating the daughter boards that have been processed in step 2, and laminating the p
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignees: GUANGZHOU FASTPRINT CIRCUIT TECH CO., LTD., SHENZHEN FASTPRINT CIRCUIT TECH CO., LTD., YIXING SILICON VALLEY ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xingya Qiu, Chutao Lin, Bei Chen
  • Patent number: 9696036
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a combustion chamber tile of a gas turbine with a plate-like basic element which is provided with at least one effusion cooling hole extending through the basic element from a surface of one side to the other side, with the effusion cooling hole being designed, from the one side of the basic element and beginning from an inlet opening, substantially at right angles to the surface over part of its length, wherein the effusion cooling hole inside the basic element has a straight section and is then provided with an offset section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE DEUTSCHLAND LTD & CO KG
    Inventor: Carsten Clemen
  • Patent number: 9488420
    Abstract: A heat conducting sheet includes a first sheet having heat conductivity, a bonding layer disposed on a part of a first face of the first sheet, and a backing separator disposed on the first face entirely. The backing separator has slight adhesion, so that the first sheet can stick to the backing separator. Bonding force between the first sheet and the bonding layer is greater than bonding force between the backing separator and the bonding layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Norihiro Kawamura, Takahiro Senshu, Kazuhiko Kubo, Keiji Kawajiri
  • Patent number: 9474657
    Abstract: An absorbent article (20) for personal hygiene having a body-facing surface and an opposed garment-facing surface, the article having a front region (Z1), a back region (Z3) and an intermediate crotch region (Z2). The absorbent article comprises on each longitudinal side a gasketing cuff (32) and a barrier leg cuff (34) formed from the same web of nonwoven barrier material (110). The web of nonwoven barrier material is attached at least in the crotch region (Z2) to the topsheet by a plurality of mechanical and/or heat bonds (70), the plurality of mechanical and/or heat bonds defining in the crotch region a longitudinally extending bonding area (71) having a width W1. An adhesive (75) attaches in the crotch region the topsheet to the backsheet an that the adhesive covers at least 20% of the bonding area, this being also the case when the adhesive is notionally shifted laterally by any distance up to 4 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jose Mauricio Berrizbeitia, Ernesto Gabriel Bianchi, Andrea Marie Frazer
  • Patent number: 9470009
    Abstract: The present invention extends to methods for attaching a piece of glass to a piece of stone. In some aspects, specifically designed glass inlays are secured within a void in a piece of stone. The glass inlays can include colored glass letters, numbers, designs, etc. In some aspects, glass inlays and voids are specifically designed to match one another. Glass inlays can be affixed within the voids using an adhesive. Grout can be then be used to set the glass inlays in place. The result can be monument or marker that commemorates an event or person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Inventor: Roy Santo
  • Patent number: 9421769
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting head includes a liquid ejecting head main body that has a nozzle group that is formed by arranging a plurality of nozzles, which eject a liquid, in parallel, and that ejects a liquid from each nozzle, and a fixation member to which the liquid ejecting head main body is fixed. The fixation member has a fixation part to which the liquid ejecting head main body is fixed and a reference surface that is formed on a side opposite fixation part, and which includes a reference part serving as reference for a positioning the liquid ejecting head main body with respect to an installation target, and a position adjusting part adjusting the relative position between the reference surface and the nozzle group is provided between the liquid ejecting head main body and the fixation part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshige Owaki, Hiroyuki Ishii
  • Patent number: 9403331
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing high speed pressure compensator-type drip irrigation tubes and the tubes obtained thereby having absolute radial orientation of molecular chains, the orientation imparting strength as well as flexibility to the tube material. The said method comprises extruding a tube using a plurality of extruders; blowing up the extruded tube by introducing a pressure inside the tube relatively higher than the pressure outside the tube; drawing the blown tube simultaneously to the blowing of tube; flattening the blown tube by heat welding the collapsed halves together and forming a tape immediately, subsequent to the process of blowing and drawing the tube; extrusion of a bonding polymer on one border of the tape; printing flow channels into the hot and viscous bonding polymer; and forming a tube by lengthwise folding the tape and heat welding the overlapping borders together using the bonding polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Jain Irrigation System, Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael P. DeFrank, Mark D. Wynn
  • Patent number: 9314991
    Abstract: A method of making an elastic laminate (10) comprising the steps of providing an intermediate elastic/fabric laminate (16) and segmenting the fabric layer (30) into fabric segments (31) by forming interruptions (32) which extend through the fabric thickness. The interruption-forming step comprising cutting/slitting/scoring the fabric layer (30) to form proximal/distal regions (33/34) of the interruptions (31) and incrementally rupturing the fabric layer (30) to form the remaining distal/proximal interruption region (34/33).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Ceusters, Johannes H. A. De Jong
  • Publication number: 20150147852
    Abstract: A vacuum carrier module includes a substrate having at least one hole and an edge region. There is at least one support on a top surface of the substrate. Further, a gel film is adhered to the edge region of the substrate. The at least one hole fluidly connects a reservoir located above the top surface of the substrate. A method of using a vacuum carrier module includes planarizing a gel film by passing an alignment material through a hole in a substrate to contact a first surface of the gel film, positioning at least one chip on a second surface of the gel film opposite the first surface. The method further includes encasing the at least one chip in a molding material and applying a vacuum to the first surface of the gel film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tien-Yu HUANG, Chun-Hao TSENG, Ying-Hao KUO, Kuo-Chung YEE
  • Patent number: 9039851
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method of manufacturing a (plastic) card with a flexible inlay. Said method comprises following steps: manufacturing a upper housing and a lower housing; coating colloidal on inner surfaces of the upper housing and the lower housing; placing the inlay in said upper housing or the lower housing; closing the upper housing and the lower housing together to have a housing-closed card; laminating the closed housings to have a finished card. Preferably, there is provided in either the upper housing or the lower housing a slot(s) in match with the inlay(s); the inlay is placed within the slot accordingly. By means of the invention, a card with flexible inlay is manufactured, for example, an intelligent card (i.e., smart card) comprising a flexible and active circuit board and a flexible display, and properties of a new kind of card with flexible inlay are guaranteed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Hierstar Limited
    Inventors: Xueli Xie, Zheng Zhang, Jixiang Guo, Taoling Xie
  • Patent number: 9028634
    Abstract: The embodiments are directed to a method and apparatus for preferably producing a two layer off-axis composite prepreg material in tape form that has fiber direction at angles such as plus or minus five degrees to the longitudinal direction of the backing paper. The use of such off-axis prepreg composite material tape is primarily for fabricating high length-to-width ration parts such as composite wing stringers or spars for aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Paul E. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20150122411
    Abstract: Array cameras, and array camera modules incorporating independently aligned lens stacks are disclosed. Processes for manufacturing array camera modules including independently aligned lens stacks can include: forming at least one hole in at least one carrier; mounting the at least one carrier relative to at least one sensor so that light passing through the at least one hole in the at least one carrier is incident on a plurality of focal planes formed by arrays of pixels on the at least one sensor; and independently mounting a plurality of lens barrels to the at least one carrier, so that a lens stack in each lens barrel directs light through the at least one hole in the at least one carrier and focuses the light onto one of the plurality of focal planes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Errol Mark Rodda, Jacques Duparré
  • Publication number: 20150122403
    Abstract: A display device and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. The display device includes a display module with a light emitting surface and a heat dissipating surface opposite to the light emitting surface. A non-transparent heat dissipating layer is affixed to the heat dissipating surface. A plurality of pre-split lines is formed on the non-transparent heat dissipating layer; the pre-split lines define a plurality of adjacent separable areas on the non-transparent heat dissipating layer. The non-transparent heat dissipating layer is affixed to the heat dissipating surface by an adhesive layer. When the display module needs to be repaired, at least one separable area may be torn off to form a window exposed on the heat dissipating surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Wen Hui Lee, Wu-Fa Chen, Yu-Chun Huang, Chao Ssun Hsieh, Ming-Pang Liu
  • Patent number: 9023169
    Abstract: The invention refers to a method for manufacturing such a functional laminate, the method comprising the following steps: providing at least one patchwork layer; stacking the patchwork layer with at least one other layer in order to obtain a stack of layers, wherein at least one proximate layer directly adjacent to the patchwork layer comprises at least one zone comprising a first material or a second material; laminating the stack of layers together by heat and/or pressure and/or gluing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Hid Global GmbH
    Inventors: Manfred Michalk, Franziska Hofmann, Andreas Griesbach
  • Patent number: 9023261
    Abstract: A method for making apertures in a web comprising providing a precursor web material; providing a pair of counter-rotating, intermeshing rollers, wherein a first roller comprises circumferentially-extending ridges and grooves, and a second roller comprises teeth being tapered from a base and a tip, the teeth being joined to the second roller at the base, the base of the tooth having a cross-sectional length dimension greater than a cross-sectional width dimension; and moving the web material through a nip of the counter-rotating, intermeshing rollers; wherein apertures are formed in the precursor web material as the teeth on one of the rollers intermesh with grooves on the other of the rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Timothy Ian Mullane
  • Patent number: 9011625
    Abstract: An elastic nonwoven composite that contains an elastic film laminated to one or more nonwoven web materials is provided. The composite is formed by passing the film through a nip to bond the film to the nonwoven web material(s). Concurrent with bond formation, apertures are also formed in the elastic film. The apertures are of a size sufficient to provide a desired level of texture, softness, hand feel, and/or aesthetic appeal to the composite without having a significant adverse effect on its elastic properties. Aperture and bond formation are accomplished in the present invention by selectively controlling certain parameters of the lamination process, such as film content, bonding pattern, degree of film tension, bonding conditions, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Jose Siqueira, Ann L. McCormack, Norman Brown, Wing-Chak Ng, Howard M. Welch, Margaret G. Latimer
  • Patent number: 9011626
    Abstract: In a step of performing a stretching process performed by using an embossing roll mechanism, a continuous body of an exterior sheet is conveyed in a state in which strand-shaped members are joined with each of an end region and an end region of the continuous body of the exterior sheet, along a conveyance direction of the continuous body of the exterior sheet; and the strand-shaped members joined with the end region are sandwiched by tooth units of a first embossing roll and interdental units of a second embossing roll corresponding to the end region side, and the strand-shaped members joined with the end region are sandwiched by the tooth units of the first embossing roll and the interdental units of the second embossing roll positioned at the end region side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventors: Noriaki Ito, Yoshikazu Ogasawara, Satoru Sakaguchi, Tomomi Oku