Of Plural Laminae From Single Stock And Assembling To Each Other Or To Additional Lamina Patents (Class 156/264)
  • Patent number: 10384405
    Abstract: A method of making a prepreg composite sheet comprising contoured charges includes receiving, at a computer-numerically-controlled (CNC) device, a mapping, corresponding to shapes of layers of a laminated precursor article to be formed from the contoured charges. The method also includes forming, by the CNC device using the mapping, precursor outline regions in a resin film layer, wherein the precursor outline regions have the shapes of the layers of the laminated precursor article, and wherein the resin film layer has a viscosity. The method further includes impregnating a fiber reinforcement having fibers with the resin film layer to form non-impregnated outline regions that define the contoured charges in the prepreg composite sheet, wherein the non-impregnated outline regions correspond to the precursor outline regions in the resin film layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Keith Daniel Humfeld
  • Patent number: 10322552
    Abstract: A method of repairing a contoured structure is provided. The method includes forming and curing on the contoured structure an armature formed of materials that are curable at a temperature lower than a service limit temperature of materials of the contoured structure and removing the armature from the contoured structure and placing the armature with prepregs laminated thereon in an oven to heat cure the armature and the prepregs to form a repair patch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jonathan K. Garhart
  • Patent number: 10232603
    Abstract: A printer (106) for building a three-dimensional model by sequential deposition of a plurality of cross-sectional layers by using a thermal print head (1) movable relative to a material bed (102) over a deposited layer. A protective sheet (3) is disposed between the thermal head (1) and deposited layer. Temperature control of the material bed (102) to prevent warping of the model is provided by an independently heatable cover (52, 58) in contact with the surface of the material bed (102) e.g. via the protective sheet (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Anders Ørnsholt Hartmann, Frederik Walsted Tjellesen
  • Patent number: 10112736
    Abstract: A winding device includes a first roller that winds label roll paper that is composed with a continues base sheet, a plurality of labels and a marginal portion, a second roller that winds the marginal portion peeled off the label roll paper, a drive part that generates a driving force for the second roller to rotate, a drive transmission control part that is provided between the drive part and the second roller such that the driving force is transmitted to the second roller from the driving part, and stops transmitting the driving force to the second roller if a load placed on the second roller exceeds a prescribed load, a detection part that detects a rotation of the second roller, and a control part that determines a cutoff of the marginal portion based on the rotation of the second roller detected by the detection part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventor: Shunichi Kanno
  • Patent number: 9993980
    Abstract: Methods for forming radius fillers for composite structures are disclosed herein. The methods include locating a sheet of composite material on a first support surface and translating the sheet of composite material such that a first portion of the sheet is supported by the first support surface and a second portion of the sheet extends past the support surface edge. The methods also include supporting the second portion of the sheet with a second support surface and separating the second portion of the sheet from the first portion of the sheet to form a strip of composite material. The methods further include conveying the strip of composite material onto a layup surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: William Thomas Kline, Thomas Dean Wilson, Bruno Zbinden, Dalton C. Bergan, Joseph Fount Warren, Jr., Nicholas A. Boroughs, Scott Edward Krajca
  • Patent number: 9950441
    Abstract: Systems and methods for adjusting a moisture concentration of veneer are provided. In at least one specific embodiment, the method for adjusting a moisture concentration of a veneer can include estimating a moisture concentration of a veneer surface at one or more locations thereon. The method can also include comparing the one or more estimated locations to a minimum moisture concentration level. The method can also include moisturizing at least a portion of the one or more estimated locations that are below the minimum moisture concentration level to increase the moisture concentration thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Wood Products LLC
    Inventors: Robert E. Jewell, Hudson A. Pope
  • Patent number: 9939629
    Abstract: An optical filter device includes a variable wavelength interference filter having a pair of reflecting films opposed to each other, and an electrostatic actuator adapted to change a gap dimension between the pair of reflecting films, and at least one bandpass filter disposed on an optical axis of the pair of reflecting films, and the bandpass filter includes a plurality of transmission wavelength bands in which light is transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Tomonori Matsushita
  • Patent number: 9925725
    Abstract: A method and program for printing a three-dimensional part with an additive manufacturing system, the method including generating or otherwise providing strain data from a digital model of the three-dimensional part, orienting the digital model to align the directions of high tensile strain in a build plane, and printing the three-dimensional part in a layer-by-layer manner based on the oriented digital model with the additive manufacturing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Stratasys, Inc.
    Inventor: J. Samuel Batchelder
  • Patent number: 9905890
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rechargeable battery with a label film, a method for manufacturing a rechargeable battery, and a method for manufacturing a label film for a rechargeable battery. Regarding a rechargeable battery with a label film attached to a case, the label film includes a film base, an antenna pattern formed on a first side of the film base, and an information layer formed on a second side of the film base and on which a character including information on the rechargeable battery is written.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sang-Do Heo
  • Patent number: 9809040
    Abstract: An image recording device includes a drive roller, a driven roller, a recording unit and a control unit. The driven roller is configured and arranged with respect to the drive roller so that the recording medium is grasped between the drive roller and the driven roller. The recording unit is configured and arranged to record an image on the recording medium arranged further to a downstream side than the drive roller in a first direction. When the control unit stops conveying of the recording medium in the first direction, the control unit is configured to stop conveying of the recording medium in a state in which an area of the recording medium different from an area, in which the image is planned to be recorded after a timing at which conveying of the recording medium is stopped, is in contact with the driven roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Imamura, Akihiro Toya
  • Patent number: 9689783
    Abstract: A Z-axis test coupon structure and method for additive manufacturing process are disclosed. An example method of fabricating Z-axis test coupons for additive manufacturing processes, includes fabricating tensile specimens, the fabricating of the tensile specimens including providing a web between adjacent ones of the tensile specimens, and the fabricating of the tensile specimens including using an additive manufacturing process, removing the web from between the adjacent ones of the tensile specimens, and testing a tensile strength of one of the tensile specimens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: David M. Dietrich, Michael W. Hayes
  • Patent number: 9643395
    Abstract: Systems and methods for forming radius fillers for composite structures are disclosed herein. The systems include a sheet-locating structure that has a first support surface and a support surface edge. The systems further include a second support surface, a separation device, a conveyance structure, and a layup surface. The methods include locating a sheet of composite material on a first support surface and translating the sheet of composite material such that a first portion of the sheet is supported by the first support surface and a second portion of the sheet extends past the support surface edge. The methods also include supporting the second portion of the sheet with a second support surface and separating the second portion of the sheet from the first portion of the sheet to form a strip of composite material. The methods further include conveying the strip of composite material onto a layup surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: William Thomas Kline, Thomas Dean Wilson, Bruno Zbinden, Dalton C. Bergan, Joseph Fount Warren, Jr., Nicholas A. Boroughs, Scott Edward Krajca
  • Patent number: 9636872
    Abstract: A method and program for printing a three-dimensional part with an additive manufacturing system, the method including generating or otherwise providing strain data from a digital model of the three-dimensional part, orienting the digital model to align the directions of high tensile strain in a build plane, and printing the three-dimensional part in a layer-by-layer manner based on the oriented digital model with the additive manufacturing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Stratasys, Inc.
    Inventor: J. Samuel Batchelder
  • Patent number: 9630376
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming a composite filler is presented. The method comprises cutting a number of layers from a composite material. The method also aligns the number of layers to form a composite filler having a cross-sectional shape. Each of the number of layers has fibers in plane with the cross-sectional shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Kenneth H. Griess, Jack J. Esposito
  • Patent number: 9527222
    Abstract: Method for manufacturing diagonal plywood is disclosed. The method uses a rectangular-shaped plywood board or a joined plywood board made of a plurality of plywood boards having the same thickness and joined together into a rectangular shape is prepared. The rectangular-shaped board or joined board is cut diagonally with respect to any pair of parallel sides of the board along diagonal parallel lines spaced at a predetermined interval into a plurality of cut boards having a shape of parallelogram or trapezoid. Subsequently, the cut boards are joined together side-to-side into a joined elongated board in such a way that the opposite parallel sides thereof form the elongated sides of the resulting joined elongated board. The joined elongated board is cut across the elongated sides thereof into a plurality of rectangular-shaped boards of any desired dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Meinan Machinery Works, Inc.
    Inventor: Masaru Koike
  • Patent number: 9163821
    Abstract: A high power optical element streetlamp using a thermocouple includes a body unit, a lamp head unit, and a power supply unit fixed to the body unit. The lamp head unit includes a circuit board connected to the power supply unit, at least one optical element installed on the lower surface of the circuit board, a molding, and a heat dissipation plate installed on the upper end of the circuit board and including a plurality of heat dissipation fins to dissipate heat generated and transmitted from the at least one optical element and the circuit board. The thermocouple is arranged in the shape of a checkerboard on the surfaces of the heat dissipation fins and converts dissipated heat into thermoelectromotive force, and forming junctions where two kinds of metals having different thermal conductivities intersect to generate thermoelectric current is formed on the heat dissipation plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Inventor: Dong Han Yoon
  • Patent number: 9114868
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a structure, in particular an aircraft fuselage of composite materials comprising a skin (2) and V-section members fastened to the skin (2) referred to as stiffeners (4). The method comprises a step of positioning punches on a mandrel in order to form channels between the punches. The channels are disposed in at least two networks (6a, 6b, 6c), each channel of the same network (6a, 6b, 6c) meeting at least one channel of another network at a node (8). The method also comprises a step of positioning preforms for stiffeners in the channels such that at least two stiffeners (4) meet at said node (8) and a step of injecting resin so as to assemble the stiffeners (4). A structure made as a single piece is thereby obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS
    Inventor: Philippe Blot
  • Publication number: 20150129123
    Abstract: A method for producing a biocompatible structure includes: obtaining a load graph and a stress graph representing a relationship between a weight percentage of tissue forming nanoparticles and a maximum load or maximum stress of a polymer film, respectively; determining a first and second weight percentage corresponding to a peak of the load graph and the stress graph respectively; determining an optimal weight percentage based on the first and second weight percentages; preparing a polymer film having the optimal weight percentage of the first tissue forming nanoparticles to the polymer; dividing the polymer film to multiple strips; constructing a scaffold by stacking the strips to form polymer layers and adding bone or composite particles between the polymer layers; applying a solution to the scaffold to form a coated scaffold; and adding second tissue forming particles to the coated scaffold to form the biocompatible structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Alexandru S. Biris
  • Patent number: 9011621
    Abstract: A sports ball having a high-performance cover formed from a plurality of panels with attached foam backing. The panels may be stitched together at stitch lines which are 2-4 mm from the edges of each of the panels. During manufacturing, before compression is applied, foam attached to outer layers for each of the panels may be a distance 2-6 mm away from the stitch lines. Foam attached on the inside of the sports ball may provide support and a robust round shape for manufacturing of a high performance sports ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Ali Hasnain Hussain
  • Publication number: 20150104602
    Abstract: A novel method of making a crystal block array (configured for coupling with photodetectors as part of an integrated detector module useful in advanced PET scanner systems) is disclosed herein. The novel method comprises a series of cutting, polishing, and assembling steps that utilize reflective sheet material. The crystal block arrays disclosed herein may be of various dimensions and geometries and are amenable to mass production.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: Zecotek Imaging Systems Singapore Pte Ltd
    Inventors: Abdelmounaime Faouzi Zerrouk, Azman Mohd Ariffin, Mohammad Naim bin Mohammad Hakim
  • Publication number: 20150099082
    Abstract: A method of producing stacks of printed, ready-to-use adhesive-backed labels which are separated from one another by release coatings that are in registry with adhesive strips but on opposite sides of each individual label to prevent the labels in the stack from adhering to one another to an excessive degree; i.e., to permit the labels to be separated from one another for application to the edge or face of a storage shelf. The overall production process may be carried out into different stations at different locations, the first location producing feed stock for the second location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Frederic LaBRIE
  • Patent number: 8999094
    Abstract: A method of continuous manufacture of a composite hollow board material comprising a first surface and a second surface, and between the first and second surfaces a plurality of distance members is disclosed. The method comprises providing material for the first surface from a first reel via a first guide roller towards an output lane; providing material for the second surface from a second reel via a second guide roller towards the output lane; and providing material for the distance members from a third reel towards the output lane such that the distance members comprises strips arranged, at any cross section perpendicular to the first and second surfaces and the direction of the output lane, perpendicular to the first and second surfaces and continuous along the output lane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: IKEA Supply AG
    Inventors: Dan Pettersson, Bengt Andreasson
  • Patent number: 8999093
    Abstract: On a tire inner surface “is” facing a tire cavity “i” surrounded by a rim 2 and a pneumatic tire 3, the tire is provided with a noise damper 4 made of a spongy material and extending in the circumferential direction of the tire. Noise dampers 4 having the same cross sectional shape are used in a size group of tires which include a minimum volume tire that the cross sectional area S of the tire cavity on the meridian cross section has a minimum value Smin and a maximum volume tire that the cavity cross section area S has a maximum value Smax, and which have sizes such that the cavity sectional area ratio Smax/Smin falls within the range of 1.00 to 1.95.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Naoki Yukawa
  • Publication number: 20150090398
    Abstract: A nasal dilator comprises a laminate of vertically stacked layers each comprising at least one member or component. The layers form a unitary, or single body, truss. The truss features horizontal regions adapted to engage outer wall tissues of first and second nasal passages and to traverse the bridge of a nose therebetween. The dilator acts to stabilize and/or expand the nasal outer wall tissues and prevent said tissues from drawing inward during breathing. Dilator members, including components thereof, are configured to dimensional criteria suitable to engage and provide effective dilation to nasal passages, that create lateral and longitudinal registration of dilator members or components during manufacture, and that facilitate manufacture with minimal material waste. Methods of manufacture further include progressive steps that fabricate and assemble components into finished devices, including user assembly thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Joseph V. IERULLI
  • Patent number: 8992714
    Abstract: A method produces adhesive tapes which are adhesive at least on one side, wherein an adhesive tape web, in which the at least one adhesive side is covered by a first liner, is guided into a cutting device in which a total of N individual adhesive tape strips located next to one another are produced in the machine direction from the adhesive tape web. Every other adhesive tape strip is removed from the first liner and is applied to a second liner in each case having a spacing a between the individual adhesive tape strips. The liners are cut between the adhesive tape strips located on the first liner and on the second liner, and the individual adhesive tapes, together with the liner strips, are wound up in a total of X rolls in a form of an Archimedean spiral.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: tesa SE
    Inventors: Michael Tach, Bruce Dirk Ehlers, Markus Gabriel, Christian Fröhlich
  • Patent number: 8992715
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention provides a method for manufacturing a composite preform from tape material, including feeding a tape section into a tape section guide that suspends the tape across a tooling surface, moving at least one of the tape section guide and the tooling surface relative to each other to position the tape section at a desired location and orientation relative to the tooling surface, moving the tape section toward a pre-existing tape section disposed on the tooling surface, and tacking the tape section to the pre-existing tape section. A corresponding apparatus for manufacturing composite preforms is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Dieffenbacher GmbH Maschinen-und Anlagenbau
    Inventors: David R. Cramer, Neal J. Beidleman, Colin R. Chapman, Don O. Evans, Michael K. Passmore, Michael L. Skinner
  • Publication number: 20150083315
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a capacitor element includes singulating a mother block into a plurality of laminate blocks having a shape of an elongated, substantially rectangular parallelepiped, by dividing the mother block in rows; rolling each of the plurality of laminate blocks; and singulating each of the plurality of laminate blocks into a plurality of laminate chips having a shape of a substantially rectangular parallelepiped, by dividing the plurality of laminate blocks after rolling in columns. The step of rolling each of the plurality of laminate blocks includes the step of moving the plurality of laminate blocks placed on a stage, along a direction in which the plurality of laminate blocks are arranged side by side, thereby sequentially pushing each of the plurality of laminate blocks to an end portion of the stage and causing each of the plurality of laminate blocks to rotationally fall from the end portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Junya TANAKA
  • Patent number: 8986485
    Abstract: A fabrication method of a touch panel is provided. In the fabrication method, the two substrates are provided, and a plurality of touch units are formed on each of the substrates. A sealant and a plurality of first spacers are provided between the substrates, and the substrates are bonded through the sealant, so that the touch units are sealed between the substrates. The touch units and the first spacers are surrounded by the sealant. The substrates are thinned. The thinned substrates are cut into a plurality of sub-mounts separated from one another. Each of the sub-mounts has one of the touch units thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Sheng-Chin Fan, Tun-Chun Yang, Seok-Lyul Lee, Wei-Ming Huang
  • Patent number: 8986486
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a film for semiconductor device production, which includes: a separator; and a plurality of adhesive layer-attached dicing tapes each including a dicing tape and an adhesive layer laminated on the dicing tape, which are laminated on the separator at a predetermined interval in such a manner that the adhesive layer attaches to the separator, in which the separator has a cut formed along the outer periphery of the dicing tape, and the depth of the cut is at most ? of the thickness of the separator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Naohide Takamoto, Goji Shiga, Fumiteru Asai
  • Patent number: 8981910
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an RFID tag issuing apparatus includes a communication instructing unit, a search unit, and a misalignment amount detecting unit. The communication instructing unit instructs a reader-writer unit to communicate with the RFID tag at a reference position that is reached when the label is carried by a predetermined amount in a predetermined direction after the specific position on the label is detected by a label position detecting unit. The search unit repeats a carrying of the label and a communication instruction to the reader-writer unit when communication cannot be established with the RFID tag, and thus searches for a communication-available range with the RFID tag. The misalignment amount detecting unit detects an amount of carrying of the label to reach the communication-available range from the reference position, as a misalignment amount of the RFID tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kouichi Sano
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150056606
    Abstract: A tissue tester for providing an indication of the presence of disease including a first paper tissue sheet; and a filter patch treated with a color changing indicator affixed to the first paper tissue sheet. The tester may also consist of a single sheet of filter paper treated with a solution of turmeric and alcohol. The color indicator changes from yellow to brown when disease is indicated in respiratory secretions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Linda Marie Petter
  • Publication number: 20150044556
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cathode (positive electrode) of a lithium battery and a process for producing this cathode. The electrode comprises a cathode active material-coated graphene sheet and the graphene sheet has two opposed parallel surfaces, wherein at least 50% area (preferably >80%) of one of the two surfaces is coated with a cathode active material coating. The graphene material is in an amount of from 0.1% to 99.5% by weight and the cathode active material is in an amount of at least 0.5% by weight (preferably >80% and more preferably >90%), all based on the total weight of the graphene material and the cathode active material combined. The cathode active material is preferably an inorganic material, an organic or polymeric material, a metal oxide/phosphate/sulfide, or a combination thereof. The invention also provides a lithium battery, including a lithium-ion, lithium-metal, or lithium-sulfur battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Yanbo Wang, Bor Z. Jang, Hui He, Aruna Zhamu
  • Patent number: 8945326
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods for manufacturing absorbent articles, and in particular, methods for making pre-fastened refastenable pant diapers. Aspects of the methods according to the present disclosure relate to the fabrication of refastenable pant diapers wherein discrete chassis are advanced in a machine direction such that the lateral axis is parallel with the machine direction. First side panels are then refastenably connected with the first waist region, and second side panels are permanently connected the second waist regions of the discrete chassis. The chassis are connected with discrete lengths of side panel material and/or connection zone material. The chassis are then folded, and the first and second side panels are subsequently bonded together. The article is then subjected to knife cut at or adjacent the bonded regions to create discrete, pre-fastened refastenable pant diapers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Gary Dean Lavon, Joseph Hung Lam, Kazuaki Tameishi, Koichi Morimoto, Yoichiro Yamamoto, Norman Gorospe Juguilon
  • Publication number: 20150030660
    Abstract: A structure of, and a method of producing, a biocompatible structure for bone and tissue regeneration are disclosed. The method includes dissolving a polyurethane polymer in methanol, adding hydroxyapatite (HAP) nanoparticles to form a uniformly distributed mixture, applying the mixture to a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) surface to form a polymer film, cutting the polymer film into strips, stacking the strips with layers of bone particles disposed therebetween, coating the stacked strips and layers by the mixture and allowing it to dry, adding bone particles to the coating, and plasma treating the structure to form the biocompatible structure. A weight percentage of the HAP nanoparticles to the polymer is about 5-50% such that a resorption rate of the biocompatible structure substantially matches a rate of tissue generation in the biocompatible structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Alexandru S. Biris
  • Publication number: 20150009566
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to articles, such as retroreflective sheeting articles that comprise a release coating. Also described are release coatings and hydrophilic components suitable for use in release coatings. The release coatings comprise a polyorganosiloxane polymer and at least 10 or 15 wt-% of hydrophilic units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Suresh S. Iyer, Vivek Krishnan, Matthew D. Wilding, Kenton D. Budd, Yu Yang, Sonja S. Mackey
  • Patent number: 8900393
    Abstract: A high bulk laminated board is produced using one or more embossed plies. A method of producing the laminated board comprises: embossing first and second plies to produce first embossed projections extending from first sides of the first and second plies; placing adhesive on the first embossed projections on the first side of each of the first and second embossed plies; bringing the first and second plies together such that the first embossed projections on the first and second embossed plies are aligned; applying pressure to the first side of each of the first and second embossed plies to cause the first and second embossed plies to adhere together to form a composite ply; and adhering first and second flat outer plies onto first and second sides of the composite ply. Corresponding apparatus is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: 3A Composites GmbH
    Inventor: Victor Adie
  • Publication number: 20140349128
    Abstract: The invention provides a coating process for electrical steel sheet using a varnish composition, comprising the steps of a) applying at least one coating layer of a varnish composition onto the surface of the electrical steel sheet wherein the varnish composition comprises (A) 1 to 95 wt % of at least one resin comprising nucleophilic groups selected from the group consisting of OH, NHR, SH, carboxylate and CH-acidic groups, and electrophilic groups which can react with the above mentioned nucleophilic groups, wherein the resin is capable of transacylation in its main chain and/or side chain(s), (B) 5 to 75 wt % of at least one organic solvent and/or water, (C) 0 to 40 wt % of at least one resin different from (A), (D) 0 to 10 wt % of at least one customary additive, (E) 0 to 40 wt % of at least one pigment, filler and/or nano-scaled particle and/or monomeric and/or polymeric element-organic compound, wherein the wt % based on the total weight of the varnish composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: AXALTA COATING SYSTEMS IP CO., LLC
    Inventors: Frank-Rainer Boehm, Barbara Froschauer, Michael Herm, Reinhard Wallner, Wolfgang Schuelke, Volker Rittinghaus
  • Patent number: 8871047
    Abstract: In a material web which is printed in a digital printing station and moved in an advancement direction, a first material-web strand, which is formed by at least one printed material-web portion, is combined with a second material-web strand, which is formed by two printed material-web portions, by folding. The two material-web strands are connected to one another by an adhesive. Subproducts are then severed from the thus interconnected material-web strands by cross-cutting. These subproducts comprise a first printed sheet, severed from the first material-web strand, and a second printed sheet, connected to the first printed sheet and severed from the second material-web strand. The subproducts are then positioned one upon the other to form a stack, the subproducts being connected to one another by an adhesive in the region of the subsequent folding line. The stacked subproducts are then folded about a folding line to form an end product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Hunkeler AG
    Inventors: Franz Hunkeler, Erich Hodel
  • Publication number: 20140311666
    Abstract: A label sheet for cleaning is formed of a label for cleaning including a cleaning layer having a 180° peeling adhesion to a silicon wafer of 0.20 N/10 mm or less after receiving an active energy and an adhesive layer provided on one of surfaces of said cleaning layer, and a separator on which the label is removably provided through the adhesive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto NAMIKAWA, Yoshio TERADA, Jirou NUKAGA, Eiji TOYODA
  • Publication number: 20140262006
    Abstract: A method for producing a polymer film includes: obtaining a load graph representing a functional relationship between a weight percentage of tissue forming nanoparticles in a polymer film and a maximum load of that polymer film; obtaining a stress graph representing a functional relationship between the weight percentage of tissue forming nanoparticles in a polymer film and maximum stress of that polymer film; determining a first weight percentage corresponding to a peak of the load graph and determining a second weight percentage corresponding to a peak of the stress graph; determining an optimal weight percentage based on the first and second weight percentage values; and producing a polymer film having tissue forming nanoparticles at the optimal weight percentage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas
    Inventor: Alexandru S. Biris
  • Patent number: 8827655
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for preparing a pre-form comprising at least two layers of fiber tows, these layers being at least partly fixed by a resin. The method comprising steps of providing a work surface, and alternating distribution of layers of resin and layers of fiber tows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Vestas Wind Systems A/S
    Inventor: Anton Bech
  • Patent number: 8821674
    Abstract: Disclosed is a material roll that includes a roll of an optical film having defect information markings printed thereon and is resistant to the formation of a defect by the transfer of a bump/dent deformation at the marking site. The material roll includes a long sheet of an optical film with polarizer wound into roll shape; and marking(s) formed at or in a vicinity of at least one defect site. The marking has an optical density of 1.5 or more, and a thickness of a center part of the marking is 1.5 ?m or less. The marking preferably has an optical density per unit thickness of 2.5 ?m?1 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Takuya Nakazono, Seiji Umemoto, Tomohito Takita, Fumihito Shimanoe, Yuuki Yano, Teruaki Oosawa
  • Patent number: 8790481
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of forming a board from a number of substantially planar layers, including the steps of a) ensuring a layer is positioned substantially in a horizontal plane; and b) applying adhesive to the layer; and c) moving the layer to a holding station; and d) holding the layer horizontally against another layer within the holding station; and e) repeating steps a) to d) until a stack of layers is formed having a height substantially equivalent to the desired width of the board to be formed; the method characterized by the step of f) removing the stack from the holding device once the layers have had sufficient time to bond to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Corcel IP Limited
    Inventor: Patrick Petrus Antonius Maria Van Berlo
  • Patent number: 8763667
    Abstract: A packaging cushion insert is useful for cushioning a packaged object. The insert comprises a top sheet, a bottom sheet; and a plurality of interior sheets between the top and bottom sheets. The top sheet, the bottom sheet, and the plurality of interior sheets are in stacked and laminated arrangement. The top sheet, bottom sheet, and plurality of interior sheets each comprise one or more materials selected from an air-cellular cushioning material, cellular foam material, and crumpled paper material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Sealed Air Corporation (US)
    Inventor: Nicholas P. De Luca
  • Publication number: 20140179468
    Abstract: A sport ball may include a casing having a plurality of panels forming an external exposed surface of the ball, wherein adjacent panels abut one another at seams. A substantial majority of the seams may each be formed by a first panel having a first edge and a second panel having a second edge abutting the first edge of the first panel at an interface, and a reinforcing strip affixed to a first internal surface of the first panel with a first thermal bond and to a second internal surface of the second panel with a second thermal bond, the reinforcing strip extending across the interface between the first panel and the second panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott R. Berggren, Allison C. Hammond, Vincent F. White, Scott W. Johnson, Eleazar C. Chavez, Tal Cohen, Geoffrey C. Raynak
  • Publication number: 20140150963
    Abstract: A halogen-free resin composition and a method for preparation of copper clad laminate with the same, wherein based on total parts by weight of solid components, the halogen-free resin composition comprises a reactive allyl phenoxy cyclotriphosphazene or vinyl phenoxy cyclotriphosphazene of 5-50 parts, a thermosetting resin of 15-85 parts, a crosslinking curing agent of 1-35 parts, a crosslinking curing accelerant of 0-5 parts and a filler of 0-100 parts. In the present invention, the reactive allyl phenoxy cyclotriphosphazene or vinyl phenoxy cyclotriphosphazene having very low water absorption is introduced into the thermosetting resin, satisfying both the halogen-free and antiflaming requirements and improving the electrical properties of the system, and making it possible to prepare the halogen-free high-frequency high-speed substrate material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Yueshan He
  • Publication number: 20140141208
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for manufacturing a sheet from the pseudostem of the banana plant, including the steps of: cutting out a beam from a central portion of the pseudostem; cutting leaves from the beam; forming a sheet by assembling the leaves such that the latter overlap over a predetermined width; and pressing the resulting sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventors: Vladimir Hayot, Nicolas Cheminon
  • Patent number: 8721830
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a structural part including at least two wings extending in intersecting planes made of thermoplastic fiber-reinforced composite material including at least two plies of continuous fibers. The fibers extend from one wing to another. The method includes cutting the at least two plies in a fabric and/or a tape of fibers pre-impregnated with a thermoplastic resin; assembling the plies to create a preform; and compacting the preform to a final shape of the part by subjecting the preform to a defined cycle of temperature and pressure. A toolset can implement the method described above. Such a toolset includes a rigid punch and die such that closing the tool creates a sealed chamber in a shape of the part between the punch and the die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations S.A.S.
    Inventors: Didier Kurtz, Florian Chotard
  • Patent number: 8696855
    Abstract: A method includes moving an absorbent composite in a machine direction, severing the composite at a first cut oriented in a direction that is non-parallel and non-perpendicular with the machine direction, severing the composite at a second cut oriented in a direction that is non-parallel and non-perpendicular with the machine direction, severing the composite at a third cut oriented in a direction that is perpendicular to the machine direction, and separating the composite along the first cut, the second cut, and the third cut into discrete absorbent articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Lee Ellingson, Alissa Rachel Ellingson