Bonding Face To Face Of Laminae Cut From Single Sheet Patents (Class 156/260)
  • Patent number: 10035474
    Abstract: A shaped part for a trim part for vehicle interiors with a support made of a mat that contains fibers. The support includes a recess on a visible side that extends in longitudinal direction, and a protrusion on a back side that extends in longitudinal direction and corresponds with the recess on the visible side. The shaped part includes a plastic layer positioned in the area of the recess that is formed from a material other than the mat and that is firmly bonded to the recess. A device for the production of the shaped part as well as a procedure for the production of the shaped part are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Faurecia lnnenraum Systeme GmbH
    Inventors: Guillaume Basquin, Valentin Geoffroy
  • Patent number: 10011085
    Abstract: A trifold side seamed film produce bag includes a front wall and a back wall, first and second side edges sealed together and a seamless bag bottom. The bag is joined at the side edges to additional bags by a perforation. The bag is corona treated on at least one wall and promotional material is printed on the treated surface. The bags are folded to one third of their height to fit compact bag roll dispensers. The bags are folded in a Z-fold or C-fold configuration. The method includes manufacturing the bags and winding them onto cores or forming the bags into coreless rolls. An apparatus for forming the side seamed bags includes an extruder, a tubing flattener, a perforator, a sealer, a corona treater, a printer and a slitter. The treated, printed bags may be stored on rolls for later slitting into two bag streams and folding into thirds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventor: Greg Tan
  • Patent number: 9856649
    Abstract: In an exemplary embodiment, a shingle manufacturing system comprises an entry pull roll for providing a substantially continuous sheet comprising shingle material, an adhesive applicator for applying a laminating adhesive to a surface of the sheet, and a cutting station for cutting the sheet, now carrying the laminating adhesive, into at least three longitudinal pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Building Materials Investment Corporation
    Inventor: Harlan Selway
  • Patent number: 9731490
    Abstract: A method allows for rapid manufacture of relatively thick adhesive coatings using a continuous process, where a single thin coating is continuously converted into a single thicker adhesive laminate. An exemplary process includes the steps of: (1) producing a web having a first surface with an adhesive layer and a second surface with a release liner; (2) slitting the web longitudinally into a first section and a second section; (3) laminating a backing film to the adhesive layer of the first section; (4) removing the release liner of the laminate of step (3) exposing the adhesive layer of the first section; and (5) laminating the second section to the laminate of step (4), wherein the adhesive layer of the laminate of step (4) is combined with the adhesive layer of the second section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Mylan Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth J. Miller
  • Patent number: 9433538
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of providing a disposable product with zero waste ear formation and attaching the ears to a running chassis web. A cut/slip operation is performed on an incoming web carried by a transfer drum, and the cut/slip pieces are further divided and next separated by a second transfer drum and bonded to incoming webs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Curt G. Joa, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler W Pagel, Brian Jankuski, Robert Herberg, Peter J Jenquin, Robert E Andrews
  • Patent number: 9415336
    Abstract: An air filter cartridge is provided including an air filter media construction having a first, outlet end, flow face and an opposite, second, inlet end, flow face. The filter media construction comprises fluted media secured to a facing media sheet. The filter media is closed to flow of unfiltered air completely therethrough. A centerboard is provided. The centerboard has a media portion embedded within the media construction. The centerboard has first and second opposite sides. The media portion that is embedded within the media defines an aperture arrangement extending completely through the centerboard from the first side to the second side. An adhering sealant secures the centerboard to the media construction. At least some adhering sealant extends through the aperture arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Belcher, Matthew A. Kalis
  • Patent number: 9314959
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an interior component for a vehicle interior. The method involves laminating, in a laminating mold, a foam laminate onto a dimensionally stable substrate with a three-dimensional surface contour. The method includes providing the substrate, applying the foam laminate onto the three-dimensional surface contour of the substrate by way of a vacuum, and bonding the substrate to the foam laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Lisa Draexlmaier GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Hofmair, Alois Mueller
  • Patent number: 8968507
    Abstract: A method of covering a roof deck includes laying a course of starter shingles in a side-by-side relationship at an eave edge of a roof deck. A starter shingle of the course of starter shingles is a laminated starter shingle comprising an underlay sheet laminated below an overlay sheet. A plurality of successive generally horizontal courses of covering shingles are laid above the course of starter shingles. The covering shingles in each of the courses of covering shingles are laid in a side-by-side relationship and horizontally offset from the covering shingles in adjacent courses. Each covering shingle of the courses of covering shingles includes a headlap portion and a butt portion. The butt portion includes a plurality of tabs separated by cutouts. The starter shingles include an exposed portion extending between the tabs of the covering shingles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Bert W. Elliot, David E. Pap
  • Patent number: 8741018
    Abstract: An air filter cartridge is provided including an air filter media construction having a first, outlet end, flow face and an opposite, second, inlet end, flow face. The filter media construction has fluted media secured to a facing media sheet. The filter media is closed to flow of unfiltered air completely therethrough. A centerboard is provided. The centerboard has a media portion embedded within the media construction. The centerboard has first and second opposite sides. The media portion that is embedded within the media defines an aperture arrangement extending completely through the centerboard from the first side to the second side. An adhering sealant secures the centerboard to the media construction. At least some adhering sealant extends through the aperture arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Belcher, Matthew A. Kalis
  • Patent number: 8732923
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an acoustic wave device includes: adhering wafer-shaped first and second piezoelectric substrates to a front face of a first and second adhesive sheet respectively and dividing the first and the second piezoelectric substrates into rectangles; adhering a third and fourth adhesive sheet to the first and second piezoelectric substrates respectively and moving at least one divided portions of the first and second piezoelectric substrates selectively to the third and fourth adhesive sheet respectively; moving the first piezoelectric substrate on the first adhesive sheet to the fourth adhesive sheet; and moving the second piezoelectric substrate on the second adhesive sheet to the third adhesive sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazunori Inoue, Tsutomu Miyashita, Kazuhiro Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 8641852
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed for converting on a mass scale elongated material webs into finished parts or devices. Slits form strands in a web, the strands comprising interconnected objects which correspond to parts of finished devices. Strands are combined with additional webs to form a material laminate from which finished devices are die cut. The methods are suitable for a range of converting applications including medical devices, particularly the external nasal dilator. Complex dilator devices produced from the methods are formed as a single body truss having horizontal regions adapted to engage outer wall tissues of first and second nasal passages of a nose. When in use the dilator stabilizes or expands nasal outer wall tissues and prevents the outer wall tissues from drawing inward during breathing. Methods of manufacture comprise separate steps for fabricating and assembling the elements and layers of finished dilator devices and for packaging finished devices individually or in groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Corbett Lair Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Vincent Ierulli
  • Patent number: 8623164
    Abstract: A method of making a laminated shingle is provided. The method includes coating a shingle mat with roofing asphalt to make an asphalt-coated sheet, adhering a reinforcement member to a portion of the asphalt-coated sheet, covering the asphalt-coated sheet, and optionally covering the reinforcement member, with granules to make a granule-covered sheet, dividing the granule-covered sheet into an overlay sheet and an underlay sheet, wherein the overlay sheet has a tab portion normally exposed on a roof and a headlap portion normally covered-up on a roof, the headlap portion having a lower zone adjacent the tab portion and an upper zone adjacent the lower zone, and wherein the reinforcement member is adhered to the lower zone of the headlap portion and laminating the overlay sheet and the underlay sheet to make the laminated shingle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: James B. Belt, Bert W. Elliott
  • Patent number: 8365788
    Abstract: A printer system includes a print and apply device that receives a single data stream containing label printing/encoding data and positioning data. The print and apply device transmits label data to a printer/encoder portion of the system and positioning data to motors that move the system. Once the printer portion and the applicator portion have indicated they are ready, a signal is sent to apply the label. The label can be applied anywhere in the X, Y, and/or Z directions on a package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Inventor: Van Loi Le
  • Patent number: 8361182
    Abstract: An air filter cartridge is provided including an air filter media construction having a first, outlet end, flow face and an opposite, second, inlet end, flow face. The filter media construction includes fluted media secured to a facing media sheet. The filter media is closed to flow of unfiltered air completely therethrough. A centerboard is provided. The centerboard has a media portion embedded within the media construction. The centerboard has first and second opposite sides. The media portion that is embedded within the media defines an aperture arrangement extending completely through the centerboard from the first side to the second side. An adhering sealant secures the centerboard to the media construction. At least some adhering sealant extends through the aperture arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Belcher, Matthew A. Kalis
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120061018
    Abstract: A method allows for rapid manufacture of relatively thick adhesive coatings using a continuous process, where a single thin coating is continuously converted into a single thicker adhesive laminate. An exemplary process includes the steps of: (1) producing a web having a first surface with an adhesive layer and a second surface with a release liner; (2) slitting the web longitudinally into a first section and a second section; (3) laminating a backing film to the adhesive layer of the first section; (4) removing the release liner of the laminate of step (3) exposing the adhesive layer of the first section; and (5) laminating the second section to the laminate of step (4), wherein the adhesive layer of the laminate of step (4) is combined with the adhesive layer of the second section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Inventor: Kenneth J. Miller, II
  • Patent number: 8002862
    Abstract: Described is a filter bag for a vacuum cleaner which may include a tubular bag with a closed free end area and an opposed, at least partially closed area as well as with a retaining plate. The bag is made from a bag material having at least one non-woven layer, and the at least partially closed area is folded forming a bottomPlies of the bag material which lie the one above the other are formed in areas, and is at least partially closed by a weld seam extending centrally in the bottom, the plies of the bag material which lie the one above the other being at least partially connected to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Eurofilters N.V.
    Inventor: Jan Schultink
  • Patent number: 7922854
    Abstract: The presently described technology provides a low cost multilayer elastomeric film containing at least one layer of styrene block copolymer and at least one elastomer layer substantially free of styrene block copolymer such that the resultant film has a low permanent set substantially equal to or less than a film comprised of styrene block copolymer only. The elastomeric film may be used in elasticized features of various articles, such as disposable absorbent articles. Methods for producing the low cost elastomeric film having a low permanent set are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Pliant, LLC
    Inventors: Amiel B. Sabbagh, Martin F. Hoenigmann
  • Patent number: 7905974
    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: April 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: AAF-McQuay Inc.
    Inventors: Derek Langlands, Wim Fekkes
  • Patent number: 7901535
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for making expandable honeycomb structures suitable for use as window coverings is provided. Material is fed to a folder and past a cutter. Adhesive is applied to the material downstream of the cutter and the material is cut to desired lengths. The cut strips of material are stacked with similarly formed strips to form the honeycomb structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Teh Yor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Fu-Lai Yu
  • Patent number: 7842155
    Abstract: A method of producing a laminated label structure that includes a region that is markable after assembly of the label structure is disclosed. The method comprises providing a strip of base material having a front face, applying a release material to a markable region of the front face for being marked after assembly of the label structure, and cutting the base material to form a first portion of a perimeter of the label structure. The method further comprises positioning a laminate material over a portion of the front face including the markable region, cutting the base material and the laminate material to form a second portion of the perimeter, cutting the laminate material substantially along a margin of the markable region without severing the base material; and peeling away from the base material a portion of the laminate material overlying the markable region of the front face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Inventor: Randy Cowan
  • Publication number: 20100084084
    Abstract: A method allows for rapid manufacture of relatively thick adhesive coatings using a continuous process, where a single thin coating is continuously converted into a single thicker adhesive laminate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Inventor: Kenneth J. Miller, II
  • Patent number: 7607275
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for bundling shingles includes a sorting mechanism for separating and stacking shingles into multiple bundles of sorted shingles such that each bundle has a different repeating sequence of shingles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Bert W. Elliott, Meghan L. Howard, James F. White
  • Patent number: 7459049
    Abstract: A continuous, fully automated and highly productive system for the production of open core elements utilizes various formations of fluted input webs which are cut into strips, glued, cross-transferred, and serially upended for placement against preceding strips to build up an open core element. The open core elements are useful in the manufacture of structural members such as doors, floor panels and all panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Inventor: Carl R. Marschke
  • Patent number: 7361250
    Abstract: A method of producing a prism comprising a first prism component and a second prism component that are joined together along a partial reflection plane that is inclined with respect to the optical axis. The method has steps comprising measuring the refractive index for multiple base materials constructing the first prism component and the second prism component and joining the base materials having approximately the same refractive index measurements together along a partial reflection plane in such a manner that the refractive index measurements are associated with specified positions during the course of joining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: NIDEC Sankyo Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi Sakai
  • Patent number: 7228571
    Abstract: A method of making a helmet comprises the steps of cutting a plurality of substantially rectangular, preferably square, blanks from a sheet of resin-impregnated fabric, making curved cuts (1) in each blank to form a crown portion (5) and lobe portions (3) therefrom, arranging a stack of said sheets into a helmet preform such that the lobe portions of any blank partially overlap adjacent lobe portions of the same blank, and molding the helmet from the preform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: NP Aerospace Limited
    Inventor: Martin Cheese
  • Patent number: 7225594
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a stud system where each respective stud (2) includes flanges (4, 4a) which are directly attached to each other and which constitute an essentially monolithic entity. Said flanges are formed of a wane edge wood material (3) in such a manner that each respective flange includes a bevelled side portion (6) which is directed towards the inner portion of said stud. A side portion is formed as a contact surface (8) for intermeshing co-operation with a corresponding contact surface (8) at an adjacent flange. The present invention also relates to a method for manufacturing such studs where a first flange strip (4) is formed to include a generally toothed first contact surface (8) which is arranged in an inter-mesching disposition with a corresponding contact surface (8) at a corresponding second flange strip (4a). Further, the present invention relates to a method at such stud systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Inventors: Johan Tore Karlström, Johan Mikael Karlström
  • Patent number: 7077924
    Abstract: A method for producing tapes in pairs for the manufacture of closing tapes for baby diapers. The tapes are formed mirror-symmetrically and secured on the baby diapers in pairs. The method comprises the following steps: a web of material is separated in four strips, whereby two strips are processed as plane support tapes. The two other strips are guided via reversing stations over the support tapes and folded to form release tapes that each comprise a short leg and a long leg. Closing tapes that comprise male or female closing elements for a mechanical self-closure, are laminated to the support tapes in the direction of transport of these support tapes. The release tapes are applied to the support tapes in the direction of transport, whereby the short leg is glued to the support tape, and the long leg at least partly covers the closing tape that has been applied to the support tape. There is also a device for producing the tapes using the method described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Assignee: Nordenia USA inc.
    Inventor: Michael E. Winkler
  • Patent number: 7025850
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for masking a planar surface and providing information at the point of use of an assembly including the planar surface are disclosed. In one advantageous method in accordance with the present invention, a masking material comprising a substrate and an adhesive disposed over a first face of the substrate is provided. One or more strips of masking material are applied to a planar surface, and an information bearing sheet is applied over the one or more strips of masking material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Cardinal Glass Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Trpkovski
  • Patent number: 6991259
    Abstract: The present invention is a business form with an integrated card. The form comprises a base paper layer having top and bottom surfaces and a periphery, a primary film layer having top and bottom surfaces and a periphery, a breakaway layer coated on the top surface within the periphery of the primary film layer, and an adhesive layer wherein the breakaway layer is adhesively secured to the bottom of the secondary film layer, at least one die cut through the top and bottom surfaces within the periphery of the form layer, through the adhesive layer, and through the breakaway layer. The die cut base paper layer, adhesive layer and breakaway layer comprise an information card wherein the breakaway layer has a greater affinity for the adhesive layer than the top surface of the primary film layer such that when the information card is removed from the form, the breakaway layer stays adhered to the bottom surface of the base paper layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Assignee: Strata-Tac, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew M. Schwarzbauer, Charles L. Casgrande
  • Patent number: 6960276
    Abstract: A frangible fiberglass insulation batt includes a pair of fiberglass strips arranged to lie in side-by-side relation to one another and a frangible adhesive bridge spanning a gap between the fiberglass strips and retaining the fiberglass strips in side-by-side relation. To produce such a batt, a fiberglass insulation blanket is cut along its length to form two side-by-side fiberglass strips and then an adhesive material is applied to form a frangible adhesive bridge between the strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2005
    Assignee: Knauf Fiber Glass GmbH
    Inventors: Ronald A. Houpt, Carl J. Kissell, Cameron J. Wright, Jon W. Pereira
  • Patent number: 6951595
    Abstract: A method of forming a reinforced polymer film structure is disclosed that includes the steps of slitting a biaxially oriented polymer film web having a top face and a bottom face into a first portion and a second portion, identifying the first portion and the second portion, and placing the first portion atop the second portion, such that the bottom face of the first portion is adjacent the top face of the second portion. This structure provides an impact and tear resistant laminate. Also disclosed is a method of forming a polymer film structure by identifying a molecular orientation direction profile of two portions of biaxially oriented polymer film and layering the two portions such that a molecular orientation direction profile of one does not coincide with a molecular orientation direction profile of the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2005
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Polyester Film, LLC
    Inventors: Charles David Carlson, Jr., Russell Scott Foxhall
  • Patent number: 6872267
    Abstract: A method of producing refastenable side seams in an absorbent garment results in an absorbent garment that is adapted to easy application and removal. The refastenable side seams can be produced in either a cross direction or a machine direction. Each of the refastenable side seams is a dual side seam that includes a standing butt seam formed between a front lap seam and a back lap seam. The resulting garment can be opened and closed on either a front side of the garment or a back side of the garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2005
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Lee Popp, Joseph D. Coenen, Jack L. Couillard, Christopher Peter Olson, David Arthur Kuen, Shawn A. Quereshi
  • Patent number: 6800159
    Abstract: In a method of cutting a cloth of the invention, a cloth woven by warps and wefts is cut at 45 to 55 degrees to divide the cloth into a left-to-right cutting bias portion and a right-to-left cutting bias portion as bias cloths. The left-to-right cutting bias portion has a left-to-right stretching direction, and the right-to-left cutting bias portion has a right-to-left stretching direction. Then, the right-to-left cutting bias portion and the left-to-right cutting bias portion are cut into bias front cloths, bias adhesive core pieces, bias adhesive tapes, and bias linings. By crossing the bias core pieces or the like having the different stretching directions and bonding to a stretchable cloth, a stable stretchability and tension can be given to the stretchable cloth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Inventor: Mitsuru Itoh
  • Patent number: 6797095
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a belt structure of a vehicle tire includes the steps of preparing a belt assembly, cutting the belt assembly to obtain first and second substantially-continuous belt strips, supplying the first and second belt strips to at least one assembly drum, and superposing on the at least one assembly drum portions of the first and second belt strips to obtain a belt structure comprising radially-superposed portions of the first and second belt strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Assignee: Pirelli Pneumatici S.p.A.
    Inventors: Gianni Mancini, Ezio Musitelli, Pier Giuseppe Piantanida
  • Patent number: 6790307
    Abstract: A method of making shingles includes providing a moving asphalt coated sheet having at least an overlay lane and an underlay lane. Blend drops of at least two color blends are discharged onto each lane, wherein at least one of the blend drops discharged onto the overlay lane has a different color blend from the color blends of all the blend drops discharged onto the underlay lane. Background granules are then discharged onto the asphalt coated sheet to form a granule coated sheet, and the excess granules are removed from the granule coated sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: Owens Corning Fiberglas Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Bert W. Elliott
  • Publication number: 20040175576
    Abstract: A method of forming a reinforced polymer film structure is disclosed that includes the steps of slitting a biaxially oriented polymer film web having a top face and a bottom face into a first portion and a second portion, identifying the first portion and the second portion, and placing the first portion atop the second portion, such that the bottom face of the first portion is adjacent the top face of the second portion. This structure provides an impact and tear resistant laminate. Also disclosed is a method of forming a polymer film structure by identifying a molecular orientation direction profile of two portions of biaxially oriented polymer film and layering the two portions such that a molecular orientation direction profile of one does not coincide with a molecular orientation direction profile of the other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2004
    Publication date: September 9, 2004
    Inventors: Charles David Carlson, Russell Scott Foxhall
  • Publication number: 20040168761
    Abstract: A method of making shingles includes coating a shingle mat with roofing asphalt to make an asphalt-coated sheet, and covering the asphalt-coated sheet with granules to form a granule-covered sheet along a longitudinal axis, the granule-covered sheet having a shadow patch thereon, the shadow patch having a first width along the longitudinal axis. The granule-covered sheet is divided into an overlay sheet and an underlay sheet, the shadow patch being on the underlay sheet. A pattern of tabs and cutouts is cut in the overlay sheet, one of the tabs of the pattern being a select tab having a second width along the longitudinal axis, the second width of the select tab being less than the first width of the shadow patches. The relative longitudinal positions of the shadow patch and the select tab are synchronized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2004
    Publication date: September 2, 2004
    Inventor: John D. Phillips
  • Patent number: 6767425
    Abstract: A method for producing a strip-shaped object of any thickness, width and length, made up of stacked, partially glued together foil strips. According to said method, each of the foil strips is provided with adhesive strips applied across the width (u) of the foil strip on one side, and the adhesive strips are offset from each other on foil strips that directly follow each other. The foil strips are stacked to produce a foil strip stack, pressed against each other in the stacking direction and glued together in order to produce the strip-shaped object. In the process, a line of foil which is provided with adhesive strips crosswise to its longitudinal direction (x) is divided into at least two lines of foil strips of equal width in its longitudinal direction (u).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2004
    Assignee: Alcan Technology & Management Ltd.
    Inventor: Johannes Meier
  • Patent number: 6743324
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing shaped components for absorbent articles from web materials including the following steps. A first web of material is provided in a machine direction. The first web is cut into at least two shaped strips having alternating nested projecting portions defined by at least one shaping cut having a pattern extending in the machine direction and alternately extending in the cross machine direction to alternate distal points located between longitudinal side edges of the first web. At least a first and a second of the shaped strips are separated. A second web of material is provided in the machine direction. At least the first shaped strip is joined to the second web. The second web is repositioned in the cross machine direction a predetermined distance. At least the second shaped strip is joined to the second web. The resultant composite web is cut into separate shaped components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mark Mason Hargett, Michael Gary Nease, Michael Patrick Hayden
  • Publication number: 20040079042
    Abstract: A laminated shingle has a horizontal longitudinal orientation, and includes a first overlay sheet having a series of horizontally extending tabs and cutouts. Each tab has a front edge. An underlay sheet includes more than one section, and each section has a vertical length relative to a back edge of the underlay sheet. The vertical lengths of at least some of the sections differ from each other, and each section has a front edge and is associated with one or more tabs of the overlay sheet. The underlay sheet is laminated beneath the first overlay sheet. The front edge of each section of the underlay sheet is substantially aligned vertically with the front edge of its associated one or more tabs of the overlay sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2002
    Publication date: April 29, 2004
    Inventor: Bert W. Elliott
  • Publication number: 20040074596
    Abstract: The invention relates to a notepad and to a process for manufacturing a notepad comprising providing a paper supply; sequentially feeding single pages from said paper supply to a printing and cutting station; printing on images on pad region of each single page; making at least one irregular cut at the edge of the pad region whilst leaving at least one straight edge of the pad region uncut; collating the printed and cut pages in a stack of desired quantity; cutting the collated stack along the at least one uncut straight edge of each pad region; and gluing the collated stack along the resulting cut straight edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2003
    Publication date: April 22, 2004
    Inventors: Jon Kristian Stambridge, Christopher Simister, Derek Skinner
  • Patent number: 6692608
    Abstract: A method of making shingles includes coating a shingle mat with roofing asphalt to make an asphalt-coated sheet, and covering the asphalt-coated sheet with granules to form a granule-covered sheet along a longitudinal axis, the granule-covered sheet having a shadow patch thereon, the shadow patch having a first width along the longitudinal axis. The granule-covered sheet is divided into an overlay sheet and an underlay sheet, the shadow patch being on the underlay sheet. A pattern of tabs and cutouts is cut in the overlay sheet, one of the tabs of the pattern being a select tab having a second width along the longitudinal axis, the second width of the select tab being less than the first width of the shadow patches. The relative longitudinal positions of the shadow patch and the select tab are synchronized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Assignee: Owens Corning Fiberglas Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: John D. Phillips
  • Patent number: 6679308
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for the continuous manufacture of shingles, for producing a plurality of laminated shingles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2004
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Walter F. Becker, Keith A. Rooks, Shelby L. Freeman
  • Patent number: 6648037
    Abstract: Five processes for cutting teak wood timber so that the resulting logs have at least one straight-line grain surface and minimal surface area showing buds. Logs or thin sections thereof when aligned and glued together form boards or planks with straight-line grain surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Inventor: Wutipong Chaisang
  • Patent number: 6627033
    Abstract: The invention includes methods and products which use contact adhesives to secure separate sheets of multiple ply documents to form finished documents, such as integrated letters and envelopes, billing statements, invoices, etc. Sheet material for production of completed documents having plural plies is disclosed, the production of which includes the steps of providing a continuous web of material having sequential parts therealong, the sequential parts including a first part having a first and a second surface and a second part adjacent to the first part having a third and a fourth surface. Contact adhesive is applied to at least the first and second parts in patterns which preclude adhesive contact and bonding of adjacent facing surfaces when the web is stored, i.e., on a roll, but which permit adhesive contact and bonding of the first and second parts when separated and sequentially stacked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2003
    Assignee: U-Seal, Inc.
    Inventor: William P. Dexter
  • Patent number: 6582801
    Abstract: An eye-catching bold sign and method of making same wherein the sign has a digital, near-photographic image applied, using a digital file, to a transparent polymeric substrate. The sign further incorporates solid block or defined shapes that may be transparent, translucent, semi-translucent, or opaque. The shapes are defined by the same digital file and may be formed by layers of metallic or non-metallic paint, adhesive vinyl sheet, or discreet portions of either paint or vinyl sheet. The shapes are defined by selective removal of areas of an opaque backing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2003
    Assignee: Optima Graphics, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony J. Schmitt
  • Patent number: 6558777
    Abstract: Corrugated cardboard plates are made by laminating and bonding corrugated cardboards 1, each including a corrugated sheet 1a and at least one liner sheet 1b bonded to the corrugated sheet 1a, to provide a corrugated cardboard laminate 5, which is in turn cut along a plurality of cutting lines b lying perpendicular to a direction parallel to ridge lines a of the corrugated sheet 1a to provide a plurality of corrugated blocks 7. The corrugated blocks 7 are then arrayed in a line to provide an elongated flat corrugated plank 9 in which the top face of one of the corrugated blocks 7 is bonded to the bottom face of the next adjoining corrugated block 7. At least one backing sheet 11a or 11b, made of paper, to one of opposite surfaces of the elongated flat corrugated plank 9 and is subsequently cut into a plurality of corrugated cardboard plates 14 of a predetermined size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Assignee: Daizen Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hisashi Yoshii
  • Patent number: 6544374
    Abstract: A method for making laminated roofing shingles includes providing a substantially continuous sheet of shingle material, cutting the sheet material at a first cutting station to define a first pair of longitudinal strips having interdigitating tabs with a first pattern length, further cutting the sheet to define a second pair of longitudinal strips, further cutting the sheet at a second cutting station to define a third pair of strips having interdigitating tabs with a second pattern length, laminating together one of the first pair of strips, one of the second pair of strips and one of the third pair of strips in overlapping relation to form a substantially continuous three-layer laminated strip in which one of the second pair of strips is the lowermost layer and having the tabs of the remaining two strips oriented in a common lateral direction, and cutting the laminated strip into uniform longitudinal lengths whereby laminated roofing shingles are made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Assignee: Tamko Roofing Products
    Inventors: Thomas M. King, Devender Swaroop
  • Patent number: 6471812
    Abstract: A method of reducing humping of a laminated roofing shingle when the shingle is stacked with others of the shingle involves shingles that include a longitudinal central area having an overlay laminated with an underlay. The method involves providing a depression in the shingle that extends through at least a portion of the central area. In another embodiment, the invention is a method of reducing humping of a laminated roofing shingle including an overlay, an underlay, and an adhesive between the overlay and the underlay in an area of the shingle. The method involves providing a depression in the shingle that extends through at least a portion of the adhesive area. In a further embodiment, the invention is a method of reducing humping of a roofing shingle having a sealant in an area of the shingle. The method involves providing a depression in the shingle that extends through at least a portion of the sealant area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Assignee: Owens Corning Fiberglas Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Kent Thompson, David Brian Ollett