Cutting To Shape Joining Edge Surfaces Only Patents (Class 156/258)
  • Patent number: 10414097
    Abstract: A method and tool for repairing a damaged zone of an aircraft radome, using the actual radome itself as a heating chamber to avoid resorting to an autoclave and the removal of certain parts of the radome which cannot withstand the curing temperature needed for the repair. The method for repairing a radome, wherein the radome comprises a composite panel exhibiting a double curvature forming a dome, the panel comprising at least one damaged zone, comprises the steps of closing an interior space of the panel using a cap to form a repair chamber. The surface of the panel forms the repair chamber containing the damaged zone. Another step is heating the space inside the repair chamber to form a heating chamber allowing the curing expected for repairing the damaged zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignees: Airbus Operations SAS, Airbus SAS
    Inventors: Julien Vidal, Bruno Marechal, Guillaume Ferrer, Jean-Claude Marty
  • Patent number: 10392186
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are disclosed of liners, linings, and liquid containment vessels including the same. Also disclosed are exemplary method of providing liners and linings for liquid containment vessels, such as process tanks, immersion tanks, containment pits, gravity feed conduits for transferring or conveying liquid, etc. In an exemplary embodiment, a liner or lining is anchored to at least one structural component by at least one extrusion weld and at least one mechanical fastener. The mechanical fastener is coupled to the structural component. The extrusion weld is coupled to the mechanical fastener. The liner or lining may be anchored to a wide range of structural components, such as a frame, a framework, a frame member, a tank, a wall, a support member, a reinforcing member, an outer shell, a substrate (e.g., concrete, etc.) or sidewalls defining a pit or a gravity feed conduit, combinations thereof, other structures or components, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventor: Curtis Goad
  • Patent number: 10213892
    Abstract: The method includes applying glue onto one surface of one component of the tool placed in a support of a first supporting member and/or onto one surface of another component of the tool placed in a support of a second supporting member while the support of the first supporting member and the support of the second supporting member are side by side; then driving the first supporting member and the second supporting member relative to one another to a second position where the support of the first supporting member and the support of the second supporting member are aligned; and then pressing the first supporting member and the second supporting member towards one another for applying onto each other the one surface of the one component and the one surface of the another component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: DELAMARE SOVRA SAS
    Inventors: Arnauld Rogue, Alain Gueudre
  • Patent number: 10195710
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method that includes a step of applying glue including carrying out with a pad printing machine a sequence of steps in which is driven a transfer pad from a glue taking position to an applying position in which the distal surface of the transfer pad is in contact with one surface of one component of the tool; and then carrying out again at least once the sequence of steps, whereby the glue is applied at least twice onto the one surface of one component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: DELAMARE SOVRA SAS
    Inventors: Ludivine Sevellec, Arnauld Rogue
  • Patent number: 10195711
    Abstract: The method includes a step of applying glue including carrying out with a pad printing machine a sequence of steps in which is driven a transfer pad from a glue taking position to an applying position in which the distal surface of the transfer pad is in contact with one surface of one component of the tool and in which is simultaneously driven another transfer pad from a glue taking position to an applying position in which the distal surface of the another transfer pad is in contact with one surface of another component of the tool, whereby the glue is applied simultaneously to the one surface of the one component and to the one surface of the another component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: DELAMARE SOVRA SAS
    Inventors: Ludivine Sevellec, Alain Gueudre
  • Patent number: 9992589
    Abstract: An ITE hearing aid having a shell worn at least partially in a user's ear canal, a faceplate closing the shell at a side oriented towards the exterior of the user's ear, and at least one microphone housed in the shell and acoustically connected to ambience via a sound port formed in the faceplate. The faceplate has a cover element covering a cavity of the sound port in a direction normal to a main plane of the faceplate and a lateral sound opening in a wall extending normal to the main plane. The cover element is elevated above a surface region surrounding the cover element, with the sound port wall extending between the cover element and this surface region. The shell is designed, with regard to shape and size, in a manner that the hearing aid is manually removable from the ear canal without the need to use a tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Sonova AG
    Inventors: André L. Ochsenbein, Jan Angst, Erich Dittli, Gabriel Perez, Daniel Probst
  • Patent number: 9764499
    Abstract: A large scale composite structure is fabricated by forming a plurality of composite laminate modules and joining the modules together along their edges using scarf joints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Darrell D. Jones, Arvid J. Berg, Joseph D. Brennan, Travis J. Sherwood
  • Patent number: 9759380
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are disclosed of liners, linings, and liquid containment vessels including the same. Also disclosed are exemplary method of providing liners and linings for liquid containment vessels, such as process tanks, immersion tanks, containment pits, gravity feed conduits for transferring or conveying liquid, etc. In an exemplary embodiment, a liner or lining is anchored to at least one structural component by at least one extrusion weld and at least one mechanical fastener. The mechanical fastener is coupled to the structural component. The extrusion weld is coupled to the mechanical fastener. The liner or lining may be anchored to a wide range of structural components, such as a frame, a framework, a frame member, a tank, a wall, a support member, a reinforcing member, an outer shell, a substrate (e.g., concrete, etc.) or sidewalls defining a pit or a gravity feed conduit, combinations thereof, other structures or components, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Inventor: Curtis Goad
  • Publication number: 20150112243
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for securing an ingestible electronic device to a pharmaceutical product without damaging the ingestible electronic device. The product includes the ingestible electronic device being placed on the product in accordance with one aspect of the present invention. In accordance with another aspect of the present invention, the ingestible electronic device is placed inside the product. Various embodiments are disclosed in accordance with the present invention for protecting and/or coating of the electronic marker as well as securing the ingestible electronic device onto the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Proteus Digital Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Hooman Hafezi, Robert Duck, Timothy Robertson, Benedict Costello
  • Patent number: 8999098
    Abstract: A method of preparing pre-impregnated (pre-preg) material is provided. The method comprises treating a first surface of a backing with a corona discharge to enhance surface adhesion and applying the pre-preg material to the treated surface of the backing to form a pre-preg material with backing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Orbital ATK, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter G. Turner
  • Patent number: 8999087
    Abstract: The outer shape of a surface to be bonded of a first optical crystal member is formed as a shape in which the length in a direction parallel to an optical axis of the first optical crystal member differs from the length in a direction perpendicular to the optical axis of the first optical crystal member. The outer shape of a surface to be bonded of a second optical crystal member is formed as a shape coinciding with the outer shape of the surface to be bonded of the first optical crystal member or a shape obtained by enlarging or reducing the coinciding shape in an orientation in which an optical axis of the second optical crystal member and the optical axis of the first optical crystal member are adjusted to a prescribed angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Kazutomo Kadokura, Katsuhiko Tokuda, Mamoru Hisamitsu, Kazuya Inoue
  • Patent number: 8939876
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an absorbent article in a diaper manufacturing machine, the method includes providing a chassis, folding the chassis along one or more axes, providing two side panels, aligning the side panels with the chassis, and attaching the side panels to the chassis along four seams. The method may include forming the four seams substantially simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Uwe Schneider, Yoichiro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8926780
    Abstract: A method for reinforcing, baffling or sealing a vehicle structure by providing a die-cut expandable material that enters and seals a cavity or multiple cavities and corners, cracks, or seams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Zephyros, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffery A. Bradley
  • Patent number: 8920589
    Abstract: A pressure sensitive adhesive film attached to a surface is cut by pulling a filament from an adhesive tape applied on to the surface through that part of the film over the tape so as to cut the film and to form a cut edge of the film. The filament is a polyester multi-fiber filament of the order of 16 tex which provides a strength to break of the order of 2 pounds force and an extension of the order of 15% under a load of 1.0 pounds force. The tape comprises a polyethylene substrate of 0.125 inch in width. The filament is extendible so that, when the tape is stretched the filament stretches with the tape and does not pull out or separate. The filament can be broken by hand and has an ability to bend to a radius of curvature of less than 0.5 inches without any stiffness in the filament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventor: Garry Cyrille Alfred VanDenBerghe
  • Patent number: 8894797
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method of splicing polarized films. The method includes steps of providing a substrate; attaching a first polarized film to the substrate; attaching a second polarized film to the substrate so that a side portion of the second polarized film is correspondingly overlapped with a side portion of the first polarized film; correspondingly cutting off the overlapped side portions of the first polarized film and the second polarized film; removing separated parts of the side portions from the first polarized film and the second polarized film; and performing a flatten treatment to the cut side portions of the first polarized film and the second polarized film. The method effectively reduces the interval between spliced polarized films so that the light leakage problem at the joint position is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chengming He, Quan Cheng, Liang Xu, Rong Cao
  • Patent number: 8865042
    Abstract: A process for producing a heat-insulating cavity mold, characterized by producing two members, i.e., a metallic surface layer member (1) for forming a metallic surface layer (5) of a cavity mold in a mold for thermoplastic resin molding and a cavity mold main body member (9) for forming the cavity mold, forming a heat-insulating layer (10?) on a bonding surface of the member (9), bonding the two members to each other, and subsequently eliminating an unnecessary part (3, 12) of the metallic surface layer member to form the metallic surface layer (5); a heat-insulating cavity mold; and a mold for thermoplastic resin molding which employs the cavity mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Iwami
  • Publication number: 20140283984
    Abstract: A belt cutting and splicing apparatus is provided for joining together the ends of one or more monolithic conveyor belts. In one form, a belt support is configured to support the belt ends in spaced relation to each other and a non-contact heating device is provided for being disposed between the belt ends to generate thermal radiation for joining the belt ends together. In another form, a drive mechanism is operable to cause relative movement of a pair of platens, for supporting belt ends, toward and away from each other and a heating device between heating and stowed positions. An actuator of the drive mechanism is movable by an operator between at least three operation positions corresponding to three different operation positions of the platens. An on-board belt cutting mechanism is provided for precision cutting of the belt ends using the same apparatus for both belt cutting and splicing operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Andrew J. ZIEGER
  • Patent number: 8770250
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for splicing together old and new thermoformable sheets in order to supply a continuous thermoforming operation. The apparatus is used to join together thermoformable sheets by: providing a first thermoformable sheet with a trailing edge and a second thermoformable sheet with a leading edge; forming a terminal edge portion with a hot element along the trailing edge and a complementary terminal edge portion along the leading edge by severing a scrap sheet from each portion; laterally retracting each scrap portion away from the trailing edge and the leading edge; and joining together the first thermoformable sheet and the second thermoformable sheet by interlocking together the terminal edge portion with the complementary terminal edge portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventors: Jere F. Irwin, Dale L. Vantrease
  • Patent number: 8758541
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention generally relate to a wrist protecting glove and methods of manufacturing the same. More specifically, embodiments of the present invention relate to a wrist protecting glove providing maximum protection with minimal restriction on range of movement, and method of manufacturing the same. In one embodiment, a wrist protecting glove comprises a polyurethane pad, formed to fit over a user's palm, a holding material integrally formed within the pad, a set of snap fasteners for closing the holding material around a user's thumb, a palm strap for affixing the wrist protecting glove on a user's hand, the palm strap affixed to the holding material, and a D-ring assembly for receiving the palm strap, wherein the palm strap comprises a hook and loop fastener strap for looping through the D-ring assembly and fastening onto itself to affix the wrist protecting glove on the user's hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventor: Justin M. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 8741085
    Abstract: A resilient floor tile includes a base layer, a film layer, a decorative film layer, and a topcoat. The resilient floor tile has a shaped edge formed on an upper surface thereof that extends about at least a portion of a perimeter of the resilient floor tile. In order to make the resilient floor tile, a continuous sheet of a base layer is conveyed into a press die. The press die is actuated from an open position to a closed position. The continuous sheet is cut with a blade of a cutting tool of the press die to form side surfaces of the resilient floor tile when the press die is in the closed position. A shaped edge is formed on at least a portion of a perimeter of an upper surface of the resilient floor tile with a forming tool of the press die when the press die is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: AWI Licensing Company
    Inventors: Kean M. Anspach, Thomas C. Bair, John R. Eshbach, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8685196
    Abstract: In a method for producing a multilayer printed circuit board from a plurality of conducting or conductive and non-conducting or insulating layers or plies to be connected to each other, in particular to be pressed together, wherein after connecting at least partially planar layers at least a partial region (11) thereof is removed, and wherein in order to prevent adherence of the partial region (11) to be removed a material (8) preventing adhesion is applied in accordance with the partial region to be removed onto a layer (9) which adjoins the partial region to be removed, it is provided that the material (8) preventing adhesion is formed by a mixture comprising a release agent on the basis of at least one metal soap, preferably the fatty acid salts of Al, Mg, Ca, Na and Zn, a binding agent, and a solvent, whereby a partial region to be removed can be removed easily and reliably after appropriate treatment and/or processing steps of the multilayer printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: AT & S Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Günther Weichslberger, Johannes Stahr, Markus Leitgeb, Andreas Zluc, Gerald Weidinger
  • Publication number: 20140025045
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes numerous example medical instruments that include an elongated portion having a proximal end and a distal end, and a passage defined therethrough and a soft tip coupled to the distal end of the elongated portion. The tip may be formed from a soft material. In some instances, the soft material may have a hardness less than the material forming the elongated portion. The tip may also include a passage that may be of a substantially equivalent size as the passage of the elongated portion. The tip may be coupled to the distal end of the elongated portion at an engagement site having a surface area greater than a cross-sectional area of the elongated portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventors: Niels A. Abt, Hans Jürg Wehrli, Heiko Kromer
  • Patent number: 8591691
    Abstract: Semi-floating floorboards/building panels having mechanical joint systems, a core with curved edge portions so the surface layer on top of the core will be located below the panel surface, and where the edges of the floorboard have a bevel such that in which the joint system, when two floorboards are joined and pressed towards each other, the surface layer 31 and a part of the core 30 of the joint edge portion 19 in the second joint edge 4b overlaps the surface layer 31 that is substantially parallel to the horizontal plane of the first joint edge 4a of the other floorboard. Further, floorboards/building panels are produced by machining the surface structure with a plurality of core grooves 20, 20? and applying the surface layer 31 on the upper side of the core 30 to at least partly cover a floor element. A pressure is applied and the surface layer 31 forms around the core grooves 20, 20?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Valinge Innovation AB
    Inventor: Magnus Wallin
  • Patent number: 8529536
    Abstract: A method of making an elastic composite entails conveying a first sheet on a conveyor, and wrapping a section of elastic about the first sheet and the conveyor, thereby applying elastics cross directionally across the sheet. A second sheet is then applied onto the first sheet thereby creating a subcomposite including the two sheets and elastics sandwiched therebetween, wherein two elastics extend outward from one side of the subcomposite, about the conveyor, and return into an opposite side of the subcomposite. The subcomposite is cut through the first and second sheets and the elastics, thereby separating the subcomposite into a first carrier and a second carrier, each carrier including a material layer, whereby spaced apart elastics extend from the first carrier to the second carrier, the first and second carriers defining an exposed elastic region therebetween formed by the elastics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: DSG Technology Holdings Ltd.
    Inventors: Patrick King Yu Tsang, Anne Smid, Andrew C. Wright, Eugenio G. Varona
  • Patent number: 8518200
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing coated profile members (10), wherein a foil (16, 36) is cut to a predetermined width and wrapped around the profile member so as to form a butt seam extending in a longitudinal direction of the profile member, and the foil (16, 36) is cut by a cutting beam (24) in a condition in which an edge strip of the foil projects beyond the profile member (10), while a face of the profile member is used as reference for the position of the cutting beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: düspohl Maschinenbau GmbH
    Inventor: Uwe Wagner
  • Patent number: 8480827
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of resurfacing a substrate with an engineered quartz material comprised of 93% ground up quartz and recycled post-industrial or post-consumer materials mixed with 7% pigments and binders with a thickness ranged from 5-19 mm. The method includes cutting a first piece with an overhang and an edge piece of the engineered quartz from the slab material, attaching the edge piece to the overhang to form a seam at 90-degrees and attaching 1.5? wide fiberglass cloth strips to the inside edge to reinforce the seam to form a resurfacing assembly and adhesively attaching the resurfacing assembly to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Inventors: Sean Christopher Harvey, John Willis Hassel
  • Patent number: 8480837
    Abstract: The seamless edge-sealing method of fluorine resin coating comprises following steps: (I) Putting the raw material of fluorine resin into a mold to obtain a cylinder (1) through one of the below ways: First, pressure maintaining and demolding, finally sintering the mold formed casting; Second, mechanical injecting; Third, mechanical vulcanizing; (II) Cutting the cylinder (1) into rings (3) and cutting each ring (3) to form an annular slot (31) on the inner wall of each ring; (III) Cutting a piece of base fabric of fluorine resin coating (2) into the shape adapted for the ring (3), and then stuffing the edge of the cut fabric of fluorine resin coating into the slot (31) of the ring; (IV) After hot-pressing, obtaining a piece of fabric of fluorine resin coating (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Ningbo Superbright Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yanyan Xue
  • Publication number: 20130076022
    Abstract: Method of producing a welded pipe tee from thermoplastic, wherein the pipes to be joined together are welded along their approximating intersection curve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: Georg Fischer Rohrleitungssysteme AG
    Inventor: GEORG FISCHER ROHRLEITUNGSSYSTEME A
  • Publication number: 20130071636
    Abstract: A method for fabricating an electronic device or component such as an anisotropic conductive film comprising: distributing a plurality of conductive particles into an array of microcavities formed on a surface of a continuous carrier belt, rotating the belt carrying the conductive particles while conveying a surface of an adhesive layer into contact with the surface of the rotating belt, transferring the conductive particles from the microcavities on the belt to the adhesive layer in predefined locations in the adhesive layer corresponding to the array of microcavities on the belt, and separating the adhesive layer from the surface of the belt. In one embodiment, the position of the microcavities is varied in a controlled manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: TRILLION SCIENCE, INC.
    Inventors: Jiannrong Lee, Yuhao Sun, Maung Kyaw Aung, Chin-Jen Tseng, Chiapu Chang, Shuji Rokutanda, Rong-Chang Liang
  • Publication number: 20130051902
    Abstract: Corner joints and methods of forming corner joints are described herein. The corner joints may provide the appearance of a mortise and tenon joint on both the exterior and interior surfaces of the corner joint, but include a mitered connection within the joint. Structures including at least one of the corner joints are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: Andersen Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy Kelley, Katrina Brãndstrõm, Troy Fox, Bryan Kendall, Gerard Lagos
  • Publication number: 20130028591
    Abstract: An apparatus for attachment to a portable image capture and storage device. The apparatus includes an auxiliary lens and an elastic band coupled thereto. The auxiliary lens is shaped for image alteration of an image obtained by the portable image capture and storage device. The auxiliary lens characterized by an optical axis extending from a base of the lens to a crown of the lens. The elastic band extends, at least in part, in a lateral direction, substantially orthogonal to the optical axis, from the auxiliary lens. The elastic band in combination with the auxiliary lens forms a closed loop whereby the apparatus is removably attachable to a peripheral portion of the image capture and storage device to alter the appearance of the image obtained by the portable image capture and storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventor: Adam Hicks
  • Patent number: 8357254
    Abstract: A method of cutting a length of tire tread for a retread tire includes measuring a circumference of the tire casing and cushion gum, and dispensing a length of tire tread from a roll based on the measured circumference. The length of tire tread relative to a tread cutter is adjusted so that the tire tread design at the point where the tread may be cut is between a set of marks formed in the periodically repeating tread design. The tread is then cut along a linear length of the tread disposed within the marks so that the periodically repeating tread pattern appears substantially continuous across a seam defined when the section of tire tread is wrapped around the casing such that the first and second ends meet in abutting relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Bridgestone Bandag, LLC
    Inventor: Andy Cerny
  • Publication number: 20120318452
    Abstract: A method for reinforcing, baffling or sealing a vehicle structure by providing a die-cut expandable material that enters and seals a cavity or multiple cavities and corners, cracks, or seams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: Zephyros, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffery A. Bradley
  • Publication number: 20120247662
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a multi-piece board having a frame section and a multiple piece sections connected to the frame section includes forming a frame section from a manufacturing panel for the frame section, sorting out multiple acceptable piece sections by inspecting quality of piece sections, forming notch portions in the frame section and the acceptable piece sections such that the notch portions allow the acceptable piece sections to be arranged with respect to the frame section, provisionally fixing the piece sections and the frame section in respective positions, injecting an adhesive agent into cavities formed by the notch portions when the frame section and the piece sections are provisionally fixed to each other, and joining the acceptable piece sections with the frame section by curing the adhesive agent injected into the cavities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: IBIDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takahiro YADA
  • Patent number: 8272418
    Abstract: Described herein are various embodiments of an apparatus, system and method for manufacturing irregularly shaped panel filters. For example, according to one illustrative embodiment, a system for manufacturing irregularly shaped panel filters includes a filter medium source, a scoring section in filter medium receiving communication with the filter medium source, a first gathering section in filter medium receiving communication with the scoring section, an unfolding section in filter medium receiving communication with the first gathering section, a shaping section having a laterally moveable cutting portion in filter medium receiving communication with the unfolding section, and a second gathering section in filter medium receiving communication with the shaping section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Cummins Filtration IP, Inc.
    Inventors: Ana R. Considine, Larry T. Gunderson, David D. Helgeson, Amy K. Luttropp, Steven Stokstad
  • Patent number: 8268110
    Abstract: A method comprising the steps of putting together a first piece including a wear layer, a pattern layer, and a base layer, arranged in a sandwich manner, such that the wear layer is on top of the pattern layer, the pattern layer is on top of the base layer, and the pattern layer is in between the wear layer and the base layer. The method may also include removing portions of the first piece to form a first floor plank, such as by removing a first substantially L-shaped portion of the wear layer, removing a second substantially L-shaped portion of the pattern layer, and removing a third substantially L-shaped portion of the base layer. Adhesive may be applied to locations on the first floor plank where substantially L-shaped portions have been removed to adhere the first floor plank to one or more substantially identical floor planks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Advance Vinyl Floor Manufacturing Corp.
    Inventor: Chao Kang Pien
  • Patent number: 8250832
    Abstract: Surface structured decorative boards (1) having a first and a second opposite edge (1I and 1II respectively). The board (1) include an upper side decorative surface (2) an upper side surface structure and a base layer. The structure is comprised by at least two surface grades (10) forming a decorative surface pattern on said upper side, said pattern being applied in predetermined fixed positions (P) on the first and the second edges (1I and 1II respectively). The first edge pattern positions (PL) and the second edge pattern positions (PR) are matched so that the pattern continues over the first and second edges (1I and 1II respectively) of adjacent boards (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Pergo (Europe) AB
    Inventor: Ake Sjoberg
  • Patent number: 8216413
    Abstract: A method for making a pocket filter assembly is provided. Two side and two end header elements each having a pair of longitudinally extending side walls and a longitudinally extending bottom wall forming a longitudinally extending channel are joined at ends forming a rectangular header with two opposing sides and two opposing ends. The bottom wall and side walls of each of the opposing sides and the bottom walls and said side walls of each of said opposing ends become adjacent forming a rectangular header with a continuous bottom wall and continuous inner and outer side wall having a continuous channel therein. An upstream perimeter portion of a pocket filter element is inserted in the continuous channel and a liquid polymeric material is placed therein. The polymeric material is solidified forming a header frame having the upstream perimeter portion of the filter element unitary therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: AAF MC-Quay Inc.
    Inventors: Derek Langlands, Wim Fekkes
  • Patent number: 8206543
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a continuous process that may be utilized to create an intermediate web assembly that includes a plurality of individual prime label segments with each segment having printed portion that has an outline and a pattern coated adhesive disposed on a first web which has an outline such that when the printed portion is applied over the pattern of adhesive, the outlines of each are substantially in alignment with one another. The process is utilized to create intricately shaped prime label products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Ward Kraft
    Inventors: Jesse D. Crum, D. Mark Tucker
  • Patent number: 8187407
    Abstract: A vehicle is wrapped by a printed adhesive film where the film is also applied over doors and other areas intended not to be covered. The film is cut at the door edge and over the area by adhesively attaching a tape having a release coating on the front surface and carrying a filament along a center of the front side. The printed film is applied over the door, the area not to be covered and the tapes and is cut along the door edge and around the area by pulling the filament from the tape so that a strip of the film at the door edge and the film over the area can be removed. The film can be stretched and pulled away from the tape for reapplying for proper fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Inventors: Garry Cyrilel Alfred Van Den Berge, Robert Amborsky
  • Patent number: 8182638
    Abstract: A media player comprising a display screen is provided. The media player can include a housing having an opening and an area of reduced thickness around the opening. The media player can also include a transparent wall having a flange. Alternatively, the transparent wall may not require a flange but rather can be a flat, substantially transparent piece of material such as plexiglass or glass. The flange can be adhered to a surface of the area of reduced thickness in order to form a transparent protective cover for the display screen. In another embodiment of the invention, a method is provided. The method can include forming a transparent wall having a stepped edge for placing in an opening of a media player. The method can also include adhering an adhesive to at least one surface of the stepped edge of the transparent wall. The method can include as well using the cutting tool to cut away a portion of the underside of a housing that surrounds an opening in a media player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Joseph Weber, Pinida Jan Moolsintong, Stephen P. Zadesky
  • Patent number: 8163118
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided for splicing together old and new thermoformable sheets in order to supply a continuous thermoforming operation. The method for joining together thermoformable sheets includes: providing a first thermoformable sheet with a trailing edge and a second thermoformable sheet with a leading edge; forming a terminal edge portion with a hot element along the trailing edge and a complementary terminal edge portion along the leading edge by severing a scrap sheet from each portion; laterally retracting each scrap portion away from the trailing edge and the leading edge; and joining together the first thermoformable sheet and the second thermoformable sheet by interlocking together the terminal edge portion with the complementary terminal edge portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Inventors: Jere F. Irwin, Dale L. Vantrease
  • Patent number: 8147643
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a pro label book includes printing static indicia on a web of label material, applying an adhesive to each portion of the web of label material that will become a label page in a pro label book that is not the portion of the web of label material that will become a top page of a label book to be formed if the adhesive is applied to a top surface of the web of label material or a bottom page of a label book to be formed if the adhesive is applied to the bottom surface of the web of label material, printing variable information on the web of label material, sheeting the web of label material to form label pages, and batching the label pages together utilizing the applied adhesive. Certain embodiments include attaching one of a backer or a cover to the web of label material following the printing static indicia step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Chicago Tag & Label, Inc.
    Inventors: F. Paul Valenti, Jr., Dan Hedger, Carl Opel
  • Patent number: 8133345
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for lining process tanks. The method comprises lining a tank with a plurality of sheets, wherein the tank has walls and a bottom that intersect at a corner of the tank. The method comprises bonding a bottom sheet of the plurality of sheets to the bottom of the tank. Next, a pair of sheets of the plurality of sheets are bonded to adjacent walls of the tank and above the bottom sheet, each sheet of the pair of sheets having a first edge and a second edge such that the first edges of the pair of sheets are positioned at the intersection of adjacent walls of the tank to position an interface between the pair of sheets. The method also comprises extrusion welding the pair of sheets together by infusing a molten thermoplastic material along the pair of sheets and within the interface of the pair of sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Inventor: Curtis Goad
  • Patent number: 8088242
    Abstract: A bonded composite joint may include a base having a foot configured to couple to a member. The base may include a flange extending outward from the foot. The joint further may include a panel having a core positioned between opposing skins, where the skins have inner walls proximate the core and the skins extend outward beyond the core on at least one end of the panel to define a recess between the skins. The recess between the skins may receive the flange. A bonding agent may be used to couple the flange to the inner walls of the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Douglas A. Frisch, Marc J. Piehl, Douglas L. Grose, Joseph L. Sweetin, Michael R. Chapman
  • Patent number: 8066837
    Abstract: Processes comprising providing a layer composite comprising a layer of photopolymerizable material and a removable substrate film disposed on one side of the layer of photopolymerizable material, wherein the photopolymerizable material comprises an elastomeric binder, an ethylenically unsaturated monomer and a photoinitiator; and (a) miter-cutting two edges of the layer composite to be joined, to form two miter-cut ends; (b) providing a hollow cylinder on a rotatably mounted support cylinder, wherein the hollow cylinder has an outer surface and is in a temporarily locked position relative to the support cylinder; (c) applying an adhesion-promoting layer to the outer surface of the hollow cylinder; (d) applying the layer composite to the hollow cylinder bearing the adhesive-promoting layer, wherein the layer composite is disposed on the hollow cylinder such that the removable substrate film faces away from the hollow cylinder and the two miter-cut ends lie substantially one on top of the other, but not overlap
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Flint Group Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Uwe Stebani, Uwe Krauss, Udo Metzmann, Inge Raschke-Metzmann, legal representative
  • Patent number: 8061026
    Abstract: A method for forming a lead body includes contacting a proximal section of the lead body having a lumen and a first lead body characteristic to a distal section of the lead body having a lumen and a second lead body characteristic. The proximal and distal sections are contacted such that their lumens are axially aligned. A lap band is disposed about a portion of the proximal section and a portion of the distal section, and is thermally formed to the proximal and distal sections. Axially compressive pressure is applied to the lap band as the lead body is being thermally formed. The pressure applied is sufficient to result in the lead body having an outer diameter in regions proximally and distally adjacent to the lap band that are substantially the same to an outer diameter in a region formed by the lap band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Carole A. Tronnes, Daniel J. Stetson, Brian T. Stolz
  • Publication number: 20110270228
    Abstract: A catheter body having a variable stiffness along its longitudinal length and a method for manufacturing same is disclosed wherein an inner layer having an uninterrupted length serves as a backbone for segments of coextrusion of, e.g., Pebax or nylon and a tie layer which are then bonded to the backbone to create a multi-stiffness catheter body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Haslinger, John A. Simpson
  • Publication number: 20110239910
    Abstract: A product carrier includes a corrugated fiberboard planer member having a top surface and an opposite bottom surface. At least one elongated core member has a top side, a bottom side, an open interior portion and two parallel edges running along the core member adjacent to the top side. The core member is disposed so as to depend downwardly from the bottom surface of the planar member. A glue is disposed between each of the parallel edges of the core member and the bottom surface of the planar member so as to affix the parallel edges of the core member to the bottom surface of the planar member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventor: Jerry P. Chambless
  • Patent number: 8016009
    Abstract: An apparatus for sealing a substrate assembly by applying a force to the assembly while simultaneously exposing the substrate assembly, and in particular a sealing material disposed between two substrates of the substrate assembly, to an irradiating beam of electromagnetic energy. The beam heats, cures and/or melts the sealing material, depending upon the sealing material to form the seal. The force is applied by directing a flow of fluid against the substrate assembly, and beneficially improves contact between the substrates of the substrate assembly and the sealing material during the sealing process, therefore assisting in achieving a hermetic seal between the substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Jeffrey Michael Amsden, James Joseph Bernas, John Joseph Costello, III, Margaret Helen Gentile, Mark Andrew Stocker, Lu Zhang