Flash, Trim Or Excess Removal Patents (Class 156/267)
  • Patent number: 11267204
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a band-like joint tape for covering a butting portion formed by butting an end portion of a one packing film to an end portion of another packing film and connecting the respective end portions of these packing films to each other. The joint tape is comprised of a laminate film formed by adhering a joint layer to a support layer at a peelable state, and covered so as to face the joint portion to the butting portion and heat-sealed so that the joint layer is fused to the butting portion and the fused portion of the joint layer is peeled off from the support layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: TAISEI LAMICK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Yokoyama, Naoya Hamada, Tomohiro Shibasaki
  • Patent number: 11235517
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing method comprises: positioning a sheet of composite material; curing a predetermined portion of the sheet; cutting the sheet about the perimeter of the predetermined portion to create a preceding processed sheet; adding a successive sheet of composite material atop and in contact with the preceding processed sheet; curing a predetermined portion of the successive sheet such that the predetermined portions of the successive sheet and the preceding processed sheet are bonded together; and cutting the successive sheet about the perimeter of its predetermined portion to create a subsequent processed sheet. The steps of adding, curing and cutting a successive sheet may be repeated for a plurality of cycles to produce a three-dimensional composite product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Thomas Cunningham, Brennon L. White, Paul J. Wolcott, Ali Shabbir, Zachary P. Steffes
  • Patent number: 11154901
    Abstract: A mask includes a masking body including at least a first edge, a second edge, and a third edge, together defining at least part of a perimeter around a first surface and a second opposing surface. A standoff arrangement includes at least one projection extending from the first or second surface of the masking body. The at least one projection is connected to the first or second surface at a location inward from the at least one edge of the masking body, thereby defining a first overhanging portion of the masking body overhanging the at least one projection proximate to the at least one edge of the masking body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Nicholas D. Stilin
  • Patent number: 11143952
    Abstract: A method of removing a pellicle from a photomask includes removing a portion of a membrane from a pellicle frame, wherein the pellicle frame remains attached to the photomask following the removing of the portion of the membrane. The method further includes removing the pellicle frame from the photomask. The method further includes cleaning the photomask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Inventors: Chue San Yoo, Chih-Chiang Tu, Chien-Cheng Chen, Jong-Yuh Chang, Kun-Lung Hsieh, Pei-Cheng Hsu, Hsin-Chang Lee, Yun-Yue Lin
  • Patent number: 11059068
    Abstract: An edge banding machine includes a foundation, an adhesive applying mechanism, a motor, a chain guide and a chain. The adhesive applying mechanism is detachably attached to foundation and includes an adhesive tank and an adhesive shaft that extends into the adhesive tank and has a lower end provided with a first sprocket. The adhesive shaft draws adhesive from the adhesive tank. The motor is fixed to the foundation and has a power-take-off shaft that has a second sprocket. The chain engages with the first sprocket and the second sprocket. The chain guide is attached to the foundation and has a guide wheel extending into the chain for pushing against the chain, so that the chain can move between a tensioned position and a relaxed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventor: Yen-Tsung Chang
  • Patent number: 10920420
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a modified OSB board (oriented strand board) with an upper side and a lower side. The upper and/or lower side of the board are coated with at least two paper layers. The first paper layer is impregnated with at least one resin and the second paper layer is a raw paper layer. The invention relates further to a construction wall for a house building system, to a partition wall for a house building system and a house building system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: SWISS KRONO Tec AG
    Inventors: Maciej Karnicki, Rafal Przedaszek, Jaroslaw Masina, Piotr Kaczmarek, Slawomir Rogowski, Andrzej Lipinski, Grzegorz Stachów, Stanislaw Dobras, Krzysztof Przygodzki
  • Patent number: 10876210
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, and system for post-processing a printed graphene ink pattern or other deposition on a substrate. A pulsed UV laser is tunable between various energy densities to selectively modify the printed ink or deposition in electrical or physical properties. In one example, radical improvements in electrical conductivity are achieved. In another example, controlled transformation from essentially 2D printed or deposited graphene to surface topology of 3D nanostructures are achieved. The 3D structures are beneficial in such applications as electrochemical sensors of different types and characteristics. In another example, hydrophobicity of the printed or deposited graphene can be manipulated starting from a hydrophilic to super hydrophobic surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Claussen, Suprem Das
  • Patent number: 10780805
    Abstract: An objective is to provide a vehicle seat that ensures a reduced effect on an appearance even when a sewn portion made by sewing the trim cover is bonded in a groove. A vehicle seat formed by bonding a trim cover to a foam pad is configured such that the trim cover includes a sewn portion made by sewing a plurality of skin materials, the foam pad has a groove, the vehicle seat is formed by the sewn portion of the trim cover and the sewn portion is bonded in the groove of the foam pad, and the groove includes a guiding portion that guides a seam allowance of the sewn portion to the groove, and a restricting portion that restricts the seam allowance of the sewn portion to support the seam allowance of the sewn portion in a state where the seam allowance of the sewn portion does not open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: TACHI-S CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hideki Kamata
  • Patent number: 10768380
    Abstract: A ferrule that holds an end part of an optical fiber includes a fiber hole into which the optical fiber is inserted and an upper wall part and a lower wall part that define a hollow adhesive filling part, where the lower wall part faces the upper wall part. The adhesive filling part is filled with an adhesive applied between the optical fiber inserted in the fiber hole and an inner wall surface of the adhesive filling part. The upper wall part has an upper opening through which the adhesive passes into the adhesive filling part, and the lower wall part has a lower opening that ventilates the adhesive filling part to outside of the ferrule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Fujikura Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiro Nakama, Shigeo Takahashi, Hirotaka Asada, Kazuaki Toba, Masanari Yamamoto, Ryohei Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10759159
    Abstract: A feedstock line for additively manufacturing an object. The feedstock line has a length and comprises a continuous flexible line. The continuous flexible line has a peripheral surface. The feedstock line also comprises a covering. The covering is releasably coupled to the peripheral surface of the continuous flexible line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Mark Stewart Wilenski, Faraón Torres, Samuel F. Harrison, Nick Shadbeh Evans
  • Patent number: 10717224
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a product with skin includes: attaching a preformed base material to a vacuum forming die on a back surface of the base material, disposing a skin material as a material of the skin on a front surface of a base material, and sucking the skin material through the vacuum forming die and the base material to deform a main portion of skin material so as to be in close contact with the front surface of the base material; cutting a surplus portion of the skin material not being in close contact with the front surface of the base material with a trim blade so that a distal end portion remains around the main portion, thereby forming the skin having the distal end portion; and winding the distal end portion of the skin around the back surface of the base material by a winding mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yumi Hida, Masahiro Yoshikawa, Kenichi Furuta, Hideyuki Miura, Akira Maeda, Shingo Yokota, Takuya Ueno
  • Patent number: 10676226
    Abstract: An ultrasonic sealing method and device for a bag, in which pressurized gas spray outlets (47, 52) are provided at distal ends of a horn (31) and an anvil (32) so as to be used as gas blowing nozzles, the distal ends of the horn and the anvil are placed against a cutout (19) formed in a gas compartment (16) of the bag, a gas is blown into the gas compartment to inflate it, and then the horn and the anvil clamp films surrounding the cutout while the gas blowing is in progress, so that ultrasonic sealing is carried out by the horn to the films to trap the gas inside the gas compartment. A contact member (71) is provided directly under the horn. The contact member is pressed against inflated film (18) of the gas compartment, and in this state ultrasonic vibration energy is supplied to the horn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Toyo Jidoki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Honda, Tohru Yoshikane
  • Patent number: 10569439
    Abstract: A device for the cutting of material on a plane material supporting surface, the device having at least one cutting unit which can be motor-driven in a controlled manner above the material supporting surface in the direction of the X- and Y-axis of a Cartesian coordinate system that is parallel to the material supporting surface, and having an oscillation drive and a cutting knife, wherein the oscillation drive sets the cutting knife into linear oscillations along an oscillation axis that is perpendicular to the advancing direction of the cutting knife. The cutting knife is pivotable around a pivot axis that is parallel to the material supporting surface and is aligned with the rotary axis of a rotary drive shaft of an electric motor of the oscillation drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventor: Guenter Broeker
  • Patent number: 10492759
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present subject matter is directed to a barrier device. The barrier device has a generally flat base with a width and a length. The base has a top portion and an opposite bottom portion. A surface of the bottom portion includes adhesive. A barrier extends upwardly from the base, the barrier having a generally flat first side and an opposite generally flat second side. A width between the first side of the barrier and the second side of the barrier is less than the width of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: University of South Carolina
    Inventors: Richard A. Hoppmann, Debra Krotish, Michael Riffle
  • Patent number: 10491134
    Abstract: An electrical machine includes a first substrate, a second substrate, and a conduction support. The first substrate has a mounting surface. The second substrate is disposed in an overlay direction from the first substrate. The conduction support electrically grounds the second substrate and supports the second substrate while keeping approximately no contact with the mounting surface of the first substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventors: Ryosuke Tsumagari, Tetsuo Yanagimoto, Makoto Nakaya, Yuki Tokimatsu
  • Patent number: 10483177
    Abstract: A carrier medium for a semiconductor die includes a carrier tape with at least one pocket for the die to sit in and a selectively applied non-activated adhesive on the carrier tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Bassam Ziadeh, John Lofgren, Santosh Pabba, Kevin Pounds, Alin Ila
  • Patent number: 10446260
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a preserved serial set of sequential, iterative, and ordered thin sections of a specimen block, and a catalog of images taken from one or more sub-series of the set of sections and organized so as to create a three-dimensional profile of the microscopic structures of the specimen block. The serial set of sequential, iterative, and ordered thin sections are prepared from the specimen block by cutting and imaging thin sections of that specimen block so that the thin sections remain strictly in the sequential, iterative, order in which they are cut from the specimen block. A spatial index is created from the cataloged three-dimensional images which is searchable by local content-based image retrieval (LCBIR). The LCBIR query is used to locate, within the three-dimensional index, microscopic structural features, thereby making that portion of the specimen available for further analysis and/or for extraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Clarapath, Inc.
    Inventor: Partha P. Mitra
  • Patent number: 10301099
    Abstract: An apparatus for treatment of a body part such as the hair of a user which includes a treatment material such as coconut oil contained as a single portion within a closed and sealed flexible pouch formed of a flexible laminated plastic material which is foil free so that it can be heated in a microwave oven to warm the treatment material to a required temperature. The pouch includes printed instruction material comprising instructions to warm the material in a microwave oven, to knead the product when heated within the closed pouch and to re-heat in stages to the required temperature and to form an opening in the pouch and apply the warmed treatment material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventors: Sean Carolan, Tianna Jaisaard
  • Patent number: 10086572
    Abstract: A solid surface sheet includes visible, elongated, shredded cuttings uniformly distributed throughout a matrix wherein the cuttings and the matrix have substantially the same specific weight and wherein a majority of the cuttings are substantially elongated. Related methods are also disclosed including shredding a first mix while in a gel state, curing the cuttings, sorting by size, and using as a filler in a base material to form a blend having a unique appearance and high internal strength. The preferred material is polyester or acrylic. The solid surface sheet can be used as a countertop, floor or wall panel, furniture, and in similar applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Spectra Design, Inc.
    Inventor: Darrell B. Sult
  • Patent number: 10076926
    Abstract: An electrostatic wall sticker, use thereof, process for manufacturing the same, and method for storing and transporting the same are disclosed. The electrostatic wall sticker comprises the sticker body comprising a using layer made of plastic film which comprises a first side and a second side, and an adhesive layer made of plastic film which comprises a first side and a second side. It can effectively replace traditional wall stickers. This invention has the advantages of securely mounting on any dry surface without the need of adhesive agents, leaving no mark upon removal and being highly environmentally friendly. Also, this electrostatic wall sticker possesses the properties of face-to-face and rolling storage of static electricity, which makes transportation convenient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Morning Light Enterprises Co.
    Inventor: Wing Shut Yeung
  • Patent number: 10063747
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for printing wood material boards. The method includes: by a digital printing process, measuring color values of the wood material boards from at least one first batch and forwarding the color values to a computer program; measuring color values of the wood material boards from at least one further batch and forwarding the color values to the computer program; processing the color values of the wood material boards from the at least one further batch in the computer program and adapting the color values of the digital print; and printing at least one side of the wood material boards by means of digital printing technology, forming a decorative layer in such a way that no color deviations occur between the printed decorations of the wood material boards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Flooring Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Norbert Kalwa, Timo Skorzik
  • Patent number: 10022884
    Abstract: Cards may be populated with components and alignment cues. A fully populated card may then be laminated using either of a clear (e.g., transparent) laminate or an obscure (e.g., opaque) laminate. Visual and/or non-visual alignment cues within a card may be utilized to align a trimming and/or singulation device to the card. The card may be singulated and/or trimmed with the aligned singulation and/or trimming device to position one or more components of the card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: DYNAMICS INC.
    Inventor: Bruce S. Cloutier
  • Patent number: 9937701
    Abstract: Provided is a removing unit that includes: a first conveying roller, a second conveying roller, a third conveying roller, and a take-up roller. The first conveying roller conveys a stack including first and second base members which are removably stacked with respect to each other. The second conveying roller conveys the second base member from which the first base member has been removed. The third conveying roller conveys the first base member which has been removed from the second base member, along a surface of the first conveying roller. The take-up roller takes up the first base member which has been conveyed by the third conveying roller. The second conveying roller is provided upstream from a first tangent in a conveying direction of the first base member. The third conveying roller is provided to overlap the first tangent or provided downstream from the first tangent, in the conveying direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventor: Masanori Minato
  • Patent number: 9815244
    Abstract: A manufacturing apparatus employs three-dimensional (3D) printing technology and computer numerical controlled (CNC) positioning technology that creates composite structures of any size. The composite structures exhibit predefined characteristics suitable for different applications. The composite structures consist of plastic sheathing melded together to form bladders, as well as fabric impregnated with one or more resin-based compounds. The composite structures assume any of a myriad of predefined shapes. The composite structures exhibit fire-resistance, water-resistance, water containment, phase-change capability, ballistic protection, low weight, and may further be operable as a solar panel or be electrically conductive. The composite structures are optionally constructed with vias or pathways, through which pipes, electrical conduit, and other building materials may be threaded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Expandable Structures, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Drever
  • Patent number: 9595463
    Abstract: A wafer processing method which includes a protective tape attaching step of attaching a protective tape through an adhesive layer to a front side of a wafer in only a peripheral marginal area thereof, and a cutting step of cutting the front side of the wafer in its peripheral portion by using a rotating cutting blade to thereby form a peripheral cut portion having a predetermined width and a predetermined depth. Accordingly, edge trimming to the peripheral portion of the wafer can be easily performed without adhering of particles generated in cutting the wafer to a device area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Disco Corporation
    Inventor: Karl Heinz Priewasser
  • Patent number: 9566822
    Abstract: An electrostatic wall sticker, use thereof, process for manufacturing the same, and method for storing and transporting the same are disclosed. The electrostatic wall sticker comprises the sticker body comprising a using layer made of plastic film which comprises a first side and a second side, and an adhesive layer made of plastic film which comprises a first side and a second side. It can effectively replace traditional wall stickers. This invention has the advantages of securely mounting on any dry surface without the need of adhesive agents, leaving no mark upon removal and being highly environmentally friendly. Also, this electrostatic wall sticker possesses the properties of face-to-face and rolling storage of static electricity, which makes transportation convenient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Inventor: Wing Shut Yeung
  • Patent number: 9502443
    Abstract: A substrate cutting apparatus includes: a stage configured to support a substrate and including at least one curved portion that extends along a first direction, and flat portions respectively on sides of the curved portion and continuous with the curved portion; and a cutting portion above the stage and configured to cut the substrate in a second direction and along the first direction at a position spaced from a central line of the curved portion in a third direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Joonyung Jang
  • Patent number: 9283371
    Abstract: An electro-stimulation system is provided with a compact power and control assembly and a plurality of shaped gel electrode patches with instructions to facilitate user administration of therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Inventor: Thu-Ha Duncan
  • Patent number: 9227742
    Abstract: A sealing machine and the protecting structure that fit a wide range of sealing conditions and plastic bag materials, and prevent the plastic bag from breaking around the sealing line due to excessive fusion and tension are disclosed. The sealing machine comprises a pair of block members, each block member is disposed with an electrical heating wire, each electrical heating wire is covered with a first protecting belt, and each first protecting belt is covered with a second protecting belt. Each first protecting belt or second protecting belt comprises a plurality of apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Chan Li Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chui-An Chiu
  • Patent number: 9168720
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of imparting constraint in a biaxially elastic nonwoven laminate, and the constrained laminate itself, the method comprising providing a biaxially elastic nonwoven laminate comprising at least one meltspun elastic fabric and at least one extensible fabric or film; and fusing at least, or preferably, only a portion(s) of the at least one meltspun elastic fabric to at least one of the extensible fabrics to create at least one inelastic zone. Desirably, the at least one meltspun elastic fabric and at least one extensible fabric or film is biaxially elastic, and referred to as being “nonwoven” due to the at least one layer of meltspun elastomer. The meltspun elastic fabric may comprise a polyolefin-based elastomer or blend of an elastomer with a thermoplastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Alistair Duncan Westwood, William M. Ferry
  • Publication number: 20150144379
    Abstract: A method produces a multilayer element with a substrate and at least one conductor structure connected in an areal manner to the substrate, which has first regions of electrically conductive material, which is present in accordance with a prescribed pattern, while electrically non-conductive second regions lie between the first regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: 3D- Micromac AG
    Inventors: Tino Petsch, Maurice Clair, Alexander Böhm, Martin Sachse
  • Patent number: 9039401
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus are disclosed for making patterning tools from one or more discrete elements. Such tools can have one or more “seams” or joints where the individual elements abut which can limit the tools' performance and utility in roll-to-roll manufacturing. Methods are described herein for producing “near-seamless” tools, that is, tools having seams that exhibit minimum disruption of the tool pattern and thus improved material produced by such tools. The patterning tools can be cylindrical and/or closed in shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: MicroContinuum, Inc.
    Inventor: W. Dennis Slafer
  • Patent number: 9039860
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method of manufacturing a polarizing plate having a polarizer layer and a protection film, sequentially having a drawing step of uniaxially drawing a stack film constituted of a base film and a polyvinyl alcohol based resin layer, a removal step prior to bonding of removing by cutting, opposing first end portions in a direction of width after dyeing and cross-linking the resin layer of the stack film, and a bonding step of bonding a protection film on a surface opposite to a surface on a side of the base film of the polarizer layer in the stack film from which the first end portions were removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventor: Yuichiro Kunai
  • Patent number: 9011624
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an adhesive sheet according to the present invention is a method for manufacturing an adhesive sheet including a long peeling base material 1 and an adhesive layer 2 provided on the peeling base material 1 in the form of an island, the method including a peeling step of, after laminating a long adhesive layer 2 on the peeling base material 1, peeling off an unnecessary portion 6 of the adhesive layer 2 so that a predetermined portion of the adhesive layer is left on the peeling base material 1 in the form of an island, wherein, in the peeling step, the width W of a narrow portion 8, which is the narrowest in width in a short direction of the unnecessary portion 6 of the adhesive layer 2, is adjusted so that the breaking strength in the narrow portion 8 is 200 g or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Hitachi Chemical Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryoji Furutani, Takahiro Tokuyasu, Shinya Katou, Rie Katou, Tomohito Yuasa, Kouji Komorida, Tatsuya Sakuta
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150080820
    Abstract: An absorbent article, such as a pant diaper, a sanitary pant or an incontinence pant, includes a front part, a back part, and a crotch part. Lateral side portions of the front part and the back part are superposed, so that their inner surfaces face each other, and are joined to each other along side seams extending in a longitudinal direction of the article. The lateral side portions of the front part and/or the back part include at least one layer of nonwoven material which is reinforced in the area of at least one of the side seams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventor: Patrik Fjeldsa
  • Patent number: 8980040
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an underpants-type absorbent article having an outer body provided with a mutually separate front piece, back piece and connecting sheet, and wherein the front piece and the back piece are mutually joined at side areas and are mutually connected by the connecting sheet extending in the front-to-rear direction at the crotch area, and an inner body containing an absorptive body and which is overlapped and anchored to the connecting sheet on the inside of the outer body, comprises, in turn, transporting a continuous body of the front piece in the form of a front piece web and a continuous body of the back piece in the form of a back piece web in a machine direction while maintaining a spacing area in a cross-machine direction, forming a continuous body of the outer body in the form of an outer body web by attaching the connecting sheet to the front piece web and the back piece web at intervals in the machine direction so as to straddle the spacing area, cutting the outer body web in ord
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventors: Hidefumi Gouda, Hirotomo Mukai
  • Patent number: 8980037
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an instructional booklet that folds away from a substrate. A multi-up book is provide having two or more booklets and a waste zone that share a common spine. The waste zone is adhered to a substrate that is larger than the booklets. An overlaminate is applied to secure the multi-up book to the substrate. The area between the booklets and the substrate is devoid of adhesive. Subsequently, the waste zone is die cut and removed along with the overlaminate and substrate leaving completed labels with booklets. The substrate can be adhered to a container without interference from the booklet. The booklet is held closed against the label by the overlaminate which extends beyond the substrate and booklet to adhere directly to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: MiniGraphics, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen W. DeLise, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150072097
    Abstract: Labels having identification tags and tamper evident pattern release layers and methods of producing such labels are disclosed. An example method includes moving a first substrate in a direction. The first substrate has a first side opposite a second side. The first side has a first adhesive and a pattern release layer. The method also includes coupling a third side of a tag to the first side of the first substrate. The tag includes the third side and a fourth side opposite the third side. The method also includes mating transfer tape of a second substrate over the first side and the fourth side. The second substrate includes a liner layer and the transfer tape. The transfer tape is to be positioned immediately adjacent the tag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company
    Inventors: Gretchen M. Tobol, James Warmus
  • Publication number: 20150065208
    Abstract: An accessory unit for use with an electronic device is described. Accessory unit includes a front flap and a rear cover. The rear cover includes a recessed portion that defines a chamber and a lip portion. The chamber is configured to receive a consumer electronic device, and the lip portion is configured to hold the consumer electronic device therein by an interference fit that exposes substantially all of a display portion of the consumer electronic product. The front flap can include segments formed from panels with folding regions therebetween, which allow the front flap to fold. Further, an end region of the front flap pivotally couples the front flap to the rear cover, such that the front flap may be moved between open and closed configurations. The front may include magnetic elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Santhana Krishnan Balaji, Amy Qian, Pinida J. Moolsintong
  • Patent number: 8956490
    Abstract: In a method of forming an identification card, a card substrate having a surface is provided. A film laminate comprising a backing layer and one or more dried transferable layers attached to the backing layer is provided. One of the transferable layers comprises a coating comprising an inorganic ceramic-like material and a water insoluble polymer binder. The film laminate is laminated to the surface of the card substrate such that an exposed surface of the one or more transferable layers adheres to the surface of the card substrate. The backing layer is then removed from at least a portion of the one or more transferable layers that remain adhered to the surface of the card substrate. Additional embodiments are generally directed to a method of protecting a surface of an identification card and identification card manufacturing devices for performing the methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Assa Abloy AB
    Inventor: Karl A. Karst
  • Patent number: 8956767
    Abstract: The present invention provides a composite separator for a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) and a method for manufacturing the same, in which a graphite foil prepared by compressing expanded graphite is stacked on a carbon fiber-reinforced composite prepreg or a mixed solution prepared by mixing graphite flake and powder with a resin solvent is applied to the cured composite prepreg such that a graphite layer is integrally molded on the outermost end of the separator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventors: Dai Gil Lee, Ha Na Yu, Jun Woo Lim, Sae Hoon Kim, Jung Do Suh, Byung Ki Ahn
  • Publication number: 20150034239
    Abstract: A device and a method allow for adhering sealing tape to open end of a multilayer sheet, usable at the production line and at the installation site. The device comprise means for applying pressure and heat onto the sealing tape and cutting blades for removing protruding edges of the sealing tape after it was adhered. The method comprise providing of a sealing tape, attaching and adhering the sealing tape to an open end of a multi-wall sheet by means of heat and/or pressure and adhesive and removal of protruding edges using cutting blades.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 1, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Palram Industries (1990) Ltd.
    Inventor: Reuven HUGI
  • Patent number: 8940122
    Abstract: A protective adhesive film may include a polyurethane sheet and an adhesive layer disposed on at least a portion of a first major surface of the polyurethane sheet. The adhesive layer may comprise a pressure-sensitive adhesive that includes an acrylate polymer and a silicone macromer. The adhesive layer may adhere to a surface of an electronic device without the application of any liquid or additive to the adhesive layer or the surface of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Wrapsol Acquisition, LLC
    Inventors: Lewis S. Cohen, Juan Maldonado, Igor Muravyov, Brett G. Webster
  • Publication number: 20150020962
    Abstract: Provided is a label production method capable of significantly reducing production costs by producing many single labels using one member. A label substrate that an adhesive and a release agent are applied to is passed through a laminating device twice, first label substrate passed for the first time and second label substrate passed for the second time are pseudo-adhered by joining the release agent of the first label substrate passed for the first time to the adhesive of the second label substrate passed for the second time, and single labels are punched out from the second label substrate by a cutting tooth of a punching device at a position on the downstream side after the label substrate is passed through the laminating device for the second time. The first label substrate passed for the first time is used as a seat for the cutting tooth of the punching device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: WE'LL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroshi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8936693
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a flexible composite panel having a plurality of reservoirs connected by at least one capillary includes forming a capillary assembly by winding a flexible, deformable capillary base web partially around a rotating cylinder that has a plurality of recessed features formed therein; drawing the capillary base web into the recessed features to form the capillaries in the capillary base web; filling the capillaries; and laminating a capillary barrier web over the capillary base web. A flexible reservoir assembly is formed by cutting the perimeter of the at least two reservoirs and associated catchments into a flexible reservoir web; removing the waste cut interiors of the reservoirs and the catchments from the reservoir web; securing the reservoir web to a base layer; overfilling each reservoir; and laminating the capillary assembly over the reservoir assembly, driving excess filler from the reservoirs into the catchments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Mark Andy, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Stone Manes, John Robinson
  • Patent number: 8932423
    Abstract: A contoured composite structure is fabricated by laying up a composite charge that includes at least one ply formed by uni-directional fiber pre-preg ply segments having substantially constant widths. The ply segments are placed in side-by-side, overlapping relationship with their longitudinal centerlines aligned in a polar orientation related to the contour of the structure. The charge is formed into the shape of the structure and cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Douglas A. McCarville, Joseph L. Sweetin, Juan C. Guzman
  • Patent number: 8920590
    Abstract: A seal formed of laminated films adhered to a peel strip. The seal includes a target area free of adhesive, and adhesive surrounding the target area. The seal is formed so that the target area is visually distinguished from the surrounding adhesive to facilitate placement of the seal on a medical container by a user. The use of a colored adhesive, reflectivity of the adhesive, a colored laminate, or a colored target background can be utilized to make the target area visually different from the surrounding adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Winfield Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary W. Cummings, Christopher A. Davies, Richard B. Davies
  • Publication number: 20140373914
    Abstract: The present invention can provide a protective sheet, a protective sheet preventing curl generation in a laminated article formed by using the same and having excellent appearance, and a solar cell module formed by using this protective sheet. A protective sheet includes a weather-resistant film A, an adhesive layer 1, a film B, an adhesive layer 2, a film C in the stated order, the film C having a thickness of 60 ?m or more, in which the width WA of the weather-resistant film, the width WB of the film B, and the width WC of the film C have a relationship of WA>WC>WB.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Naoya Ninomiya, Tetsuya Aya, Osamu Akaike, Hirofumi Kudou, Yumi Mitsukura
  • Patent number: 8906188
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for use in a fusion process for conduit. The method includes: heating and melting at least a portion of the terminal edges of the first conduit portion and the second conduit portion; and butt fusing the melted terminal edge of the first conduit portion with the melted terminal edge of the second conduit portion, thereby creating a fused joint area. A fusion apparatus for employing this method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Underground Solutions Technologies Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan St. Onge, Henri St. Onge, Thomas Marti