Applying Plural Cut Laminae To Single Face Of Additional Lamina Patents (Class 156/265)
  • Patent number: 10661936
    Abstract: There is disclosed a labelling group for advancing a series of labels to be applied onto relative articles. In one implementation, the labelling group may include a first drum adapted to convey a strip of labels along a first path and towards a transfer station; a cutting mechanism adapted to cut a sequence of single labels from the strip; a second drum fed by first drum with cut single labels at the transfer station and adapted to convey simultaneously a required number of cut single labels along a second path. The first drum may move at a first tangential speed at the transfer station, and the second drum may move at a second tangential speed at the transfer station, where the first tangential speed is different from the second tangential speed and is adjusted on the basis of required number of cut labels to be simultaneously conveyed on second drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SIDEL PARTICIPATIONS
    Inventors: James Carmichael, Mattia Giuliani
  • Patent number: 10611478
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a foam layer, a coating layer and an elastomer. The foam layer includes a first surface for coupling the apparatus to a surface exposed to weather, a second surface opposite the first surface, and a plurality of pores within the foam layer. The coating layer is deposited on the second surface of the foam layer. The elastomer is deposited within the plurality of pores within the foam layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Steven Edward Bullock, Vernecia Sharaé Meredith, Charles J. Novak
  • Patent number: 10470940
    Abstract: A device for forming and applying accessory elements to a continuous band of absorbent material, includes a unit for feeding a continuous strip to a conveyor roller, a unit for cutting the strip in a continuous and alternating succession of first and second pieces, a first and a second roller rotating about respective axes parallel to the first direction, each including a movement device acting along a circumferential direction around the respective axis and configured for imparting to each unit a respective motion between positions for picking up and releasing the pieces. A unit for applying a pair of pieces to the band is equipped with a separating unit equipped with a spacer device for moving first and/or second carriages along a separating direction between close and far axial positions, wherein the spacer device includes a plurality of linear actuators each associated with a respective first carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: GDM S.P.A.
    Inventors: Matteo Piantoni, Valerio Soli
  • Patent number: 9968491
    Abstract: A machine for making absorbent sanitary articles includes a device for feeding a continuous strip to a conveyor roller and to a device for cutting the strip into first and second pieces. A unit forms and applies at least a pair of first and second pieces, aligned and spaced by a distance (d), for each absorbent article A first and a second roller each comprising a plurality of units pick up and successively release of first and the second pieces. A plurality of concentric units rotating, independently of each other, about a shared axis of rotation, each carries at least one unit. A motor defines a respective law of motion for each of the units and a mechanism translates the units, between a position for picking up the pieces, at the conveyor roller, and a position for releasing the pieces, at the forming and applying unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: GDM S.P.A.
    Inventors: Matteo Piantoni, Alberto Perego
  • Patent number: 9833100
    Abstract: A portable framed artistic window pane covers includes plain and textured window pane film mounted on glass or transparent polyvinyl sheet with a prismatic effect that allows incoming light to pass through a window pane while refracting the light at random or semi-random angles in a manner that distorts viewed images through window panes of any size outside a home, office, or structure to create privacy for persons inside home, office, and other structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: GAINES AND ASSOCIATES, LLC
    Inventor: Aldolphus Ray Gaines
  • Patent number: 9757975
    Abstract: A process of applying a surface finish to a material selects an insect for the surface finish, completely dries the insect and removes tissue from underneath a surface of the insect for the surface finish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: FOUNDATION FOR THE PROMOTION OF SUPPLEMENTARY OCCUPATIONS AND RELATED TECHNIQUES OF HER MAJESTY QUEEN SIRIKIT, THE CHITRALADA PALACE
    Inventor: Thanpuying Supornpen Luangthep
  • Patent number: 9205635
    Abstract: A composite sheet material and method for forming the same is provided that includes a substrate, a matrix, and a cover sheet. The substrate has a first face surface, a second face surface, and a plurality of edges, and includes a thermoplastic material. The matrix is attached to the substrate. The matrix includes a support component having a first melting point, and a thermoplastic component having a second melting point. The second melting point is less than the first melting point. The cover sheet imparts one or more surface characteristics to the composite sheet material during thermo-pressure formation of the composite sheet material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: XAMAX INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Martin Weinberg, James Yuan, Robert Markowski
  • Patent number: 9162434
    Abstract: A system and method for making advanced composite laminates includes a tape dispensing system, a tape placement head, and a tooling surface. Tape sections are formed and moved through a tape section guide using a gripping assembly. The tape section guide system is suspended over the tooling surface. Once the tape section is positioned over a desired location on the tooling surface, a tape tacking device tacks or otherwise attaches the tape section to the tooling surface or another underlying tape section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Dieffenbacher GMBH Maschinen-und Anlagenbau
    Inventors: David R. Cramer, Don O. Evans, Christina M. McClard, Dennis L. Weinman
  • Publication number: 20150107734
    Abstract: A tire having aggressive tread features with improvements in uniformity that can also improve endurance is provided along with a method and apparatus for manufacturing such a tire. The tire and its manner of manufacture can achieve a reduction or elimination of certain non-uniformities that can occur during the molding of large tread blocks. The reduction or removal of these non-uniformities can improve temperature performance to provide increased tire endurance. The present invention further relates to a tire made using such a method and that may have layers of different material properties for different tire performances. In one embodiment, a layering technique that creates tread blocks or lugs in close proximity to each other and that can run continuously is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicants: Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A., Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin
    Inventors: Daniel Robert Rey, Larry Stephen Satterfield, Almira Aleckovic
  • Publication number: 20150107738
    Abstract: A tire having aggressive tread features with improvements in uniformity that can also improve endurance is provided along with a method and apparatus for manufacturing such a tire. The tire and its manner of manufacture can achieve a reduction or elimination of certain non-uniformities that can occur during the molding of large tread blocks. This can improve temperature performance to provide increased tire endurance. The present invention further relates to a tire made using such a method and that may have layers of different material properties for different tire performances. In one embodiment, a layering technique that uses at least one layer extending across the full axial width of the tread and having scalloped or notched lateral or axial edges is provided. In yet another embodiment, tread blocks are built upon the scalloped layer(s) to provide more material where it is needed most to create tread features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A.
    Inventors: Daniel Robert Rey, Patrick Vervaet, Larry Stephen Satterfield, Almira Aleckovic
  • 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: 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: 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
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20150076950
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a rotor for a magnet type rotating electrical machine includes the steps of: cutting and laminating pieces of the core of the rotor, to thereby form a core (3); mounting the core (3) on a rotating jig (10); forming a magnet piece (2p) into a predetermined shape by sintering; mounting a predetermined number of the magnet pieces (2p) on a regulating jig (20); pressing the magnet pieces (2p) by the regulating jig (20) while rotating the core (3) by the rotating jig (10), to thereby mount the magnet pieces (2p) on the core (3); and adjusting an axial position of the magnet piece (2p) so that an axial end surface of the core (3) and an axial end surface of the magnet piece (2p) are aligned with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihito Asao, Masayuki Miyaoka, Ryusuke Katayama, Akihiko Mori
  • Publication number: 20150060308
    Abstract: Disclosed is an ink palette for use in artistic fields that require pigments to be readily available to an artist. Individual reservoirs are conjoined to form a matrix of reservoirs which may be cut to accommodate the artist's desire for color capacity. The ink palette is specifically adapted to the art of tattooing in that the palette may be secured to a work surface by the use of an ointment, like petroleum jelly, and each reservoir may have indentations on their bottoms in order to facilitate securement by the use of such compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Brian F. Abbott, Elizabeth D. Cook
  • Patent number: 8951378
    Abstract: A method for creating personalized tile that includes creating a tile base, attaching borders to the tile base through the process of scoring and slipping the tile base and the borders to create a tile, and placing mosaics onto the tile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Oliver Justin McGee
  • Patent number: 8945332
    Abstract: A marine grade, exterior composite finish flooring comprised of a plurality of synthetic wood strips, evenly spaced and joined with a silicone adhesive. The fabrication process involves coating a board with a masking agent and then sawing the board into strips so that the masking agent is only on the tops of the strips and not on the edges. Then adhering the strips to a substrate to achieve proper spacing and orientation. A silicone adhesive caulk is then pressed into the joints and allowed to partially cure. The caulk stuck on the surface of the boards is easily removed as a result of the masking agent. Completed panels are then adhered to a subfloor, for example on the deck of a boat for a durable and aesthetically pleasing deck surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventor: Francisco Bogan
  • Patent number: 8845837
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a tampon includes transporting a web of material in a machine direction. The web of material has a base web and an absorbent web. The absorbent web has a free end and a bonded end wherein the bonded end is bonded to the base web. At least the free end of the absorbent web of the web to is controlled to inhibit movement of the absorbent web relative to the base web. The web of material is cut into discrete web segments while controlling at least the free end of the absorbent web. The discrete web segments is bonded to a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Robert Tomsovic, Nick Wolter, Wayne Beyer, Ronald A. Hilt, Joshua Fiedorowicz, Brian Alberts, Martin Gottvald, Steve Gehling
  • Patent number: 8839836
    Abstract: A device for applying at spaced positions (P1, X) over a moving web of material (S) superposed strips of a first (A) and a second (B) includes a first (10, 12) and a second (20, 22) cutting unit arranged cascading with respect to each other. Each unit includes a rotary knife (10, 20) that can be fed with the respective material (A, B) and an anvil roll (12, 22) which cooperates with the respective knife (10, 20) to cut the abovementioned strips of material (A, B). The anvil rolls (12, 22) of the two units are arranged facing each other, movable of concordant motions with respect to each other and configured in such a manner to transfer the strips of the first material (A) from the first anvil roll (12) over the second anvil roll (22) superimposing them to the strips of the second material (B). The second anvil roll (22) then provides for passing over the moving web of material (S) the strips of the first (A) and second material (B) superimposed to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Fameccanica.Data S.p.A.
    Inventors: Nicola Cocozzella, Francesco D'Aponte
  • Patent number: 8834665
    Abstract: A method for assembling and bonding pieces of stained glass and a permanent template to a transparent panel. Grout is then used to fill in the open spaces between the stained glass pieces to create a stained glass mosaic. This embodiment allows light to pass completely through the stained glass mosaic, illuminating the stained glass mosaic inside of the permanent template and stabilizing the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventor: Bonnie Meyer Morse
  • 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: 8821675
    Abstract: A method for making a carbon nanotube micro-tip structure is disclosed. A carbon nanotube film structure and an insulting substrate are provided. The insulating substrate includes a surface. At least one strip-shaped recess is defined at the surface. The carbon nanotube film structure is covered on the surface of the insulating substrate, and has a suspended portion covered on the at least one strip-shaped recess. The suspended portion of the carbon nanotube film structure is laser etched, to define a first hollow pattern in the suspended portion and form a patterned carbon nanotube film structure according to the first hollow pattern. The patterned carbon nanotube film structure includes two strip-shaped arms. The two strip-shaped arms are joined at one end to form a tip portion. The tip portion is suspended above the strip-shaped recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yang Wei, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Patent number: 8815042
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a hip panel for a disposable absorbent article includes feeding a web to a cutting apparatus. The web is cut at a first location with the cutting apparatus to form a curved lower edge of the hip panel. The web is cut at a second location with the cutting apparatus to form a curved upper edge of the hip panel. The curved lower edge and the curved upper edge are substantially identical with respect to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Melissa Christine Putzer, Gary Lee Travis
  • Patent number: 8808490
    Abstract: Composite tape is laminated onto a substrate using a gantry to move a tape laminating head along the length of the substrate. The laminating head is mounted for movement along a beam on the gantry that extends across the width of the substrate. The direction of lamination may be altered by changing the angular orientation of the beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Thomas J. Hagman, Gregory Lowman Branch, James P. Dwyer, Brian Edward Hood, Erik Lund, Wade Matthew Morris, Jonathan Richard Schwedhelm, Thomas C. Stone
  • Patent number: 8808491
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for cutting out balsa blanket parts comprising the following steps: providing on a surface of a conveyor (12) a row of balsa blankets (1) abutting each other end edge to end edge in butt areas at the joining stations (14.1-14.5); interjoining the balsa blankets (1) in the butt areas at the joining stations (14.1-14.5) to form a balsa blanket web; feeding the balsa blanket web in a direction of feed (F) to a cutting station (15) where the balsa blanket web is stepwise conveyed and cut through crosswise at positions to form the desired parts; providing a next row of balsa blankets on the surface of the conveyor when the rearmost end edge on the rearmost blanket of the balsa blanket web is at the last joining station (14.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: LM Glasfiber A/S
    Inventor: Gert Sørensen
  • Patent number: 8764931
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a cushioning element may include securing a plurality of pad components to pins that extend outward from a base, each of the pins having a non-circular short-axis cross-sectional shape. The pad components are then compressed between the base and a material layer to bond the pad components to the material layer. In some configurations, the pins may have an elongate short-axis cross-sectional shape. In some configurations, the pins may have an elliptical short-axis cross-sectional shape. Additionally, in some configurations, the pins may have a short-axis cross-sectional shape selected from triangular, square, rectangular, hexagonal, and semi-circular.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: David Turner
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8696856
    Abstract: There is described a method for applying foil material onto successive sheets, especially sheets of securities. In a first step, individual sheets are transported in succession along a sheet transport path. In a second step, at least one continuous band of foil material is applied onto the individual sheets along a direction substantially parallel to a direction of displacement of the individual sheets, thereby forming a continuous flow of sheets linked to one another by the said at least one continuous band of foil material. In a third step, the said at least one continuous band of foil material is cut such that the continuous flow of sheets is again separated into individual sheets with portions of foil material remaining on the sheet. The cutting is performed at positions located on the sheets such that said portions of foil material remaining on the sheets do not extend beyond leading and trailing edges of the sheets. There is also described an installation for carrying out the above method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: KBA-Notasys SA
    Inventors: Johann Emil Eitel, Matthias Gygi, Kurt Georg Nagler
  • Patent number: 8679282
    Abstract: Absorbent sanitary articles (2), such as nappies or incontinence pads with an elongated central body (2a) and at least one pair of closure tabs (5), are manufactured on a machine (1) by which the tabs (5) are directed in pairs from a feed unit (13) onto a transport line (6) carrying the articles (2) toward a sealing station. The feed unit (13) operates by making skew cross-cuts (16) in a continuous strip (15) of material, so as to generate a succession of tab elements (5) appearing trapezoidal in outline; the tab elements (5) are then distanced one from another in alternation along a direction (D3) transverse to their feed direction (D2) through the machine, so as to obtain two single columns (23) which are taken up by a roller (27) and aligned one with another so that the single tab elements (5) are ordered into a succession of transversely aligned pairs. The alignment roller (27) rotates tangentially to the transport line (6) and is timed to place one pair of tab elements (5) on each advancing article (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: GDM S.p.A.
    Inventors: Matteo Piantoni, Luca Pedretti, Alberto Perego
  • Patent number: 8673104
    Abstract: A method of fabricating an LCD device is discussed. The method according to an embodiment includes combining a first substrate having thin film transistors with a second substrate having black matrices and color filters using a sealant. Also, the method includes: forming an absorbent layer which is positioned to overlap with an edge of the sealant and burned by a laser; curing the sealant partially covered with the absorbent layer by irradiating UV light; burning the absorbent layer using a laser beam; and cutting the sealant through the burnt absorbent layer and the second substrate opposite to the absorbent layer using a scriber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hwi Deuk Lee, Dong Seok Park
  • Publication number: 20140069580
    Abstract: A marine grade, exterior composite finish flooring comprised of a plurality of synthetic wood strips, evenly spaced and joined with a silicone adhesive. The fabrication process involves coating a board with a masking agent and then sawing the board into strips so that the masking agent is only on the tops of the strips and not on the edges. Then adhering the strips to a substrate to achieve proper spacing and orientation. A silicone adhesive caulk is then pressed into the joints and allowed to partially cure. The caulk stuck on the surface of the boards is easily removed as a result of the masking agent. Completed panels are then adhered to a subfloor, for example on the deck of a boat for a durable and aesthetically pleasing deck surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventor: Francisco Bogan
  • Patent number: 8668801
    Abstract: A method for producing a laminated optical film that allows three-dimensional images to be reproduced, which is preferably used in a large image display apparatus. One embodiment of the method includes laminating a polarizing plate and a ?/4 plate and forming a ?/2 layer partially on the ?/4 plate. The polarizing plate and the ?/4 plate are laminated such that an angle between an absorption axis of a polarizer of the polarizing plate and a slow axis of the ?/4 plate is substantially 45°, and the ?/2 layer is formed such that an angle between the absorption axis of the polarizer and a slow axis of the ?/2 layer is substantially 45°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Ikuo Kawamoto, Masatoshi Tomonaga, Yuuji Saiki
  • Patent number: 8637134
    Abstract: Vented plastic stretch film and a method of making the film in which elongated reinforcement strips are applied to a base sheet, each reinforcement strip including a cord-like, reinforcement member formed from plastic film and a flat, narrow film strip covering the reinforcement member. Vent holes are formed from slits between the reinforcement members by applying tensional forces to the base sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Alliance Plastics, LLC
    Inventors: Arthur Norman Aronsen, Jaime Nelson Barfield, Luis Arturo Lopez, Jason Zhao
  • Patent number: 8613826
    Abstract: A method of producing floor panels is disclosed. The method includes the steps of separating a sheet formed surface material (51) into surface strips (53) and gluing said surface strips to a core (50) with a space (54) between the surface strips (53).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Valinge Innovation AB
    Inventors: Darko Pervan, Per Nygren
  • Patent number: 8608889
    Abstract: A method of handling an adhesive laminate, wherein the adhesive laminate is provided releasably adhered to a first web, comprising a plurality of cut or punched sections and wherein adjacent sections of the adhesive laminate remain joined to one another in the longitudinal direction of the web through one or more tie points. A first supporting structure and a second supporting structure adjacent to the first supporting structure are provided. The first web is led over the first supporting structure. A second web is provided and led over the second supporting structure, wherein the second web is oriented such that the release surface of the second web faces the first supporting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: John M. Sever, Gordon P. Knutson
  • Patent number: 8610029
    Abstract: Systems and methods for cutting a cover from a portion of a housing of an electronic device, and positioning the cover within the housing are provided. An electronic device can include an interface having an actuator over which a cover is placed. The cover can by cutting away a portion of a housing of the electronic device. To improve the aesthetic appeal of the device, the orientation of the cover can be maintained while and after it is cut away from the housing by a fixture used for the cutting process. An adhesive sheet can be placed over the housing and the cover to ensure that the cover remains stationary relative to the housing once it is separated from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle Yeates, Brian Lynch
  • Patent number: 8578995
    Abstract: The present invention relates to device and methods for fabricating a composite article having a plurality of material dispensers, which can increase productivity. In one embodiment, a device includes a structure defining a work surface datum, and material dispensers movable relative to the structure. Each material dispenser applies strip material to the work surface datum along a predetermined axis. The predetermined axes are generally parallel to one another. The strip material applied to the work surface datum forms a layer of the composite article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Paul E. Nelson
  • Patent number: 8557077
    Abstract: A method for producing disposable undergarments is disclosed. The method generally comprises combining a first layer, comprising an elastic material sandwiched between layers of nonwoven material, and a second layer, comprising a backing material and a graphically printed applied patch of material layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Curt G. Joa, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas R. Coose, John A. McCabe, Peter J. Jenquin
  • Patent number: 8540839
    Abstract: Resealable multi-ply labels are made from webs along an inline press that include a base label ply and an overlaminate for capturing onserts between them. The base label plies carry an adhesive layer on the bottom surface for mounting the resealable multi-ply labels to articles. The base plies each include a hinge area, an attachment area, a tab area, and an intermediate area separating the hinge area from the attachment area. The overlaminates form permanent bonds with both the hinge areas and the tab areas of the base plies and form reusable bonds with the attachment areas of the base plies. The permanently bonded tab areas of the base plies provide access for releasing the overlaminates from the attachment areas of the base plies and exposing the onserts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: WS Packaging Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert C. Zietlow, Patrick A. Young
  • Patent number: 8480838
    Abstract: Components for the manufacture of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells are provided, as well as apparatus and automatable methods for their manufacture by rotary die cutting and by lamination of various layers to form membrane electrode assemblies. A method and apparatus for performing the method are provided comprising die-cutting webs of catalyst decal materials or electrode materials to make first and second workpieces at first and second rotary die stations; holding the die-cut workpieces by action of sub-ambient air pressure to an endless perforated belt of first and second vacuum conveyors, typically before they are fully cut from the first and second webs; transporting first and second workpieces to opposing sides of a membrane in a laminating station; concurrently feeding the first and second workpieces into the laminating nip adjacent to the membrane, and laminating the first and second workpieces to the membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Scott Alan Ripley, Donald Ivan Hirsch, William Frederic Bader
  • Patent number: 8440042
    Abstract: A method of fabricating shell purfling strips having sufficient flexibility to be placed within a curved configuration. The shell purfling strips may be placed, as a single unit, in curved channels which require the strip to bend. The flexibility results from a laminated structure comprising a layer of binding material overlain by an organic shell layer, with a bonding agent attaching the layers together. The organic shell layer comprises a plurality of precisely placed breaks along its length. The binding material retains the individual fragments of the shell layer in the strip, but because the binding material comprises a flexible material, such as rubber, the layer of binding material is sufficiently flexible to allow the purfling strip to flex longitudinally and transversely. The shell purfling strips may be attached in parallel relationship to other perfling components allowing installation as a unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Inventor: Kevin Ryan
  • Patent number: 8435374
    Abstract: A method for making a carbon nanotube film includes fabricating a carbon nanotube array grown on a substrate. A drawing tool and a supporting member, having a surface carrying static charges, are provided. The static charges of the surface of the supporting member are neutralized. A plurality of carbon nanotubes in the carbon nanotube array is contacted and chosen by the drawing tool. The drawing tool is then moved along a direction away from the carbon nanotube array, thereby pulling out a carbon nanotube film. The carbon nanotube film is adhered the surface of the supporting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Beijing FUNATE Innovation Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chen Feng, Li Qian, Yu-Quan Wang, Liang Liu
  • Publication number: 20130098545
    Abstract: A method of separating a discrete portion from a first web. The discrete portion can be bonded to a second web which may be moving at the same or different speed. The discrete portion can be incorporated into an absorbent article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventors: Eric Louis Schroeder, Kirk Jon Dempsey, Jeffrey Alan DeBroux
  • Patent number: 8425712
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing the cushioning elements may include utilizing a die with a plurality of die elements positioned in a particular arrangement. A polymer material, which may be a polymer foam material, is located between the die and an extractor. The polymer material is compressed between the die and the extractor, and the die elements cut the polymer material to form a plurality of pad components, which are arranged like the die elements. The die and the extractor are separated, and the pad components are secured to the extractor in the arrangement of the die elements. Additionally, the pad components are bonded to at least one material layer such that the pad components remain in the arrangement of the die elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventor: David Turner
  • Patent number: RE44851
    Abstract: A flexible material includes a plurality of separate resilient elements joined to a flexible, resiliently stretchable substrate. Such a material is suitable for providing protective war for human and animal bodies. Preferably, the elements includes a foam material such as a closed cell polyethylene foam and the substrate includes a knitted fabric. In an advantageous embodiment, a second flexible substrate is bonded over the elements to sandwich them between the two layers of substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Stirling Mouldings Limited
    Inventor: David Stirling Taylor
  • Patent number: RE45402
    Abstract: A flexible material includes a plurality of separate resilient elements joined to a flexible, resiliently stretchable substrate. Such a material is suitable for providing protective war for human and animal bodies. Preferably, the elements includes a foam material such as a closed cell polyethylene foam and the substrate includes a knitted fabric. In an advantageous embodiment, a second flexible substrate is bonded over the elements to sandwich them between the two layers of substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Stirling Mouldings Limited
    Inventor: David Stirling Taylor