By Nonuniform Adhesive Application Patents (Class 156/291)
  • Patent number: 10505130
    Abstract: A flexible display panel, a method for fabricating the same and a flexible display device are disclosed. The flexible display panel comprises at least two functional layers which are stacked one another and an adhesive layer which is arranged between the functional layers. The flexible display panel has a bending axis parallel with a surface of the flexible display panel. The adhesive layer comprises a first adhesive part at a side of the bending axis and a second adhesive part at the other side. The first and second adhesive parts have a cross-sectional shape in a plane perpendicular with the bending axis, and the cross-sectional shape is oriented with respect to a vertical cross section of the flexible display panel running through the bending axis to reduce the bending stress in the flexible display panel during bending in the bending axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yunfei Li
  • Patent number: 10497948
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a fuel cell stack having a plurality of bipolar plates aligned between a pair of end plates. Each of the bipolar plates further includes a first bead and a second bead. The first bead defines a first bead height, and the second bead defines a second bead height wherein the second bead height is less than the first bead height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Liang Xi, Xi Yang, Siguang Xu, Glenn W Skala
  • Patent number: 10464000
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a depth filter medium comprising at least one elastomeric nonwoven web strengthened by combination with one or more structural support layers. The resulting material is particularly useful in the field of filtration, wherein particulates captured within the elastomeric nonwoven web can be readily released, such as by applying pressure to the web through backwashing. The elastomeric nonwoven web advantageously can stretch under such pressure and return substantially to its original structure and shape upon the removal of the pressure, rendering the filter available for reuse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventor: Behnam Pourdeyhimi
  • Patent number: 10428825
    Abstract: A fan blade includes a blade body and a shape memory alloy actuator. The blade body has a pressure side disposed opposite a suction side. Each of the pressure side and the suction side extends radially from a root towards a tip and extends axially from a leading edge towards a trailing edge. The blade body defines a passageway that is disposed between the pressure side and the suction side. The shape memory alloy actuator is received within the passageway and is operatively connected to the blade body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alexander Staroselsky, Dmytro Mykolayovych Voytovych, Eric D. Gray, Sergey Mironets
  • Patent number: 10392483
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a semi-finished product for producing a composite molded part (7), in particular a composite fiber molded part, wherein a higher-melting reinforcement material (8), in particular higher-melting reinforcement fibers are combined with lower-melting fibers (10) made of thermoplastic into a laminate (4), wherein the lower-melting fibers are spun and after spinning are combined at a fiber temperature TF with the higher-melting reinforcement material, in particular with higher-melting reinforcement fibers, into the laminate forming the semi-finished product. The fiber temperature TF lies in a temperature range between a temperature of 25° C. below the heat distortion temperature TW to 55° C. above the heat distortion temperature TW of the thermoplastic of the lower-melting fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: REIFENHAEUSER GMBH & CO. KG MASCHINENFABRIK
    Inventors: Claudio Cinquemani, Michael Nitschke, Nicolas Quick, Armin Tobay
  • Patent number: 10316514
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to support members for ceiling systems, such as those that can be formed into an interconnected grid to be suspended from a ceiling and support ceiling tiles. One aspect of the disclosure is a linearly-extending support member for a ceiling tile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: CertainTeed Ceilings Corporation
    Inventors: Robin C. Czyzewicz, Bryan Neubeker, Matthew Rapposelli
  • Patent number: 10252506
    Abstract: A method for producing a composite multi-layered absorbent article. At least two of the layers include a colored region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: David Christopher Oetjen
  • Patent number: 10196549
    Abstract: Multi-phase polymer composition comprising a comb polymer (A) which forms a continuous acrylate phase and a discontinuous hydrocarbon phase, and at least one hydrocarbon compound (B) which is soluble in the hydrocarbon phase of the comb polymer (A), an adhesive mass comprising the multi-phase polymer composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: TESA SE
    Inventors: Marten Papenbroock, Alexander Prenzel
  • Patent number: 10090586
    Abstract: A joined structure which is configured such that a space between adjacent substrates is filled with a filling material. The joined structure includes a first substrate having a first conductor formed on a surface of the first substrate, a second substrate having a second conductor formed on a surface of the second substrate, arranged so that a surface of the first substrate faces a surface of the second substrate, a connecting conductor which electrically connects the first conductor and the second conductor, and a filling material between the first substrate and the second substrate. The filling material is formed into such a shape that a space is provided which corresponds to at least one of the first conductor, the second and the connecting conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Toyohiro Aoki, Noam Kaminski, Keishi Okamoto, Kazushige Toriyama
  • Patent number: 10077841
    Abstract: A sealed linear encoder includes a housing adapted for attachment to a first object and a scale unit and scanning unit arranged in a hollow body of the housing, which has a slot extending in a direction of measurement. The scanning unit is mounted on a first end of a pedestal slidably accommodated within the slot and whose second end is adapted for attachment to a second object. The slot is sealed by first and second pairs of sealing lips, which together with the pedestal are configured such that the pedestal intersects the first and second pairs of sealing lips at respective locations that are axially displaced along the direction of measurement such that there is no axial overlap between the first and second pairs of sealing lips at these locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: KappaSense Ltd.
    Inventor: Michael Driker
  • Patent number: 9834355
    Abstract: A packaging unit for hygiene articles is formed from a sheet having a folding axis dividing the sheet into first and second regions. One of the inner edge portion and the outer edge portion of the edge zone of the first region is provided with resealable adhesive, thus forming a first adhesive zone. The other of the inner edge portion and the outer edge portion is adhesive-free. The inner edge portion or the outer edge portion of the edge zone of the second region corresponding to the adhesive-carrying edge portion of the first region is adhesive-free, such that when the sheet is folded about the folding axis, the edge portions carrying resealable adhesive in the first region are brought in contact with the adhesive-free edge portions in the second region. A distance between the at least one first folding axis and the first adhesive zone is 1-20 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB
    Inventors: Conny Dahlqvist, Ulrika Persson, Sofia Ekstedt
  • Patent number: 9821940
    Abstract: A packaging unit for hygiene articles is formed from a sheet of material having an inner surface and an outer surface. The inner surface includes an edge zone including an inner edge portion and an outer edge portion. The sheet has at least one folding axis dividing the sheet into a first region and a second region. The inner edge portion and the outer edge portion of the edge zone of the first region is provided with adhesive, and the other of the inner edge portion and the outer edge portion of the edge zone of the first region is adhesive-free. Further, one of the inner edge portion and the outer edge portion of the edge zone of the second region is provided with adhesive, and the other is adhesive-free in a complementary manner to the edge zone of the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB
    Inventor: Sofia Ekstedt
  • Patent number: 9818602
    Abstract: A method a described which includes depositing a first component of a multicomponent system by means of an inkjet process, and depositing a second component of the multicomponent system by means of an inkjet process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignees: Infineon Technologies AG, Technische Universität Graz
    Inventors: Stefan Schwab, Markus Heinrici, Rafael Janski, Susanne Kraeuter, Martin Mischitz
  • Patent number: 9669612
    Abstract: A laminating sheet includes a translucent ply and an adhesive coating applied to the translucent ply. The adhesive coating is activatable by at least one of pressure and heat and is provided on the translucent ply in a configuration providing at least one form of indicia that is visible prior to the adhesive being activated. A method of manufacturing a laminating sheet is also disclosed, whereby an adhesive coating activatable by at least one of pressure and heat is applied to a translucent ply and is configured to provide at least one form of visible indicia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: ACCO Brands Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Barthel, Samuel P. Amdahl, Gideon Schlessinger
  • Patent number: 9668301
    Abstract: Provided is a wet-use plane heater using a positive temperature coefficient (PTC) constant heater-ink polymer, wherein the wet-use plane heater has unique characteristics in that it may not only be safe from the damage to the heater and the risk of fire due to self-temperature control characteristics, but a plane heater, which has been mainly installed in dry-use applications due to limitations of leakage current and induced current caused by an increase in contact area with an installation floor, may also be used for wet installation which uses a mortar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: NDT ENGINEERING & AEROSPACE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ki Hyun Lim, Chi Woo Noh
  • Patent number: 9653006
    Abstract: An activatable adhesive that is formulated to readily absorb energy from a given radiation source, an activatable adhesive label that incorporates such an activatable adhesive, a system for activating such labels, and related methods and uses are described. The activatable adhesive includes a plasticizer, a tackifier, and an adhesive base polymer that includes butyl acrylate, styrene, methyl methacrylate, methacrylic acid, and acrylic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Kourosh Kian, Souphong Lee, Dong-Tsai Hseih, David N. Edwards, Johannes Lenkl, Rishikesh K. Bharadwaj, Prakash Mallya, Kai Li
  • Patent number: 9644314
    Abstract: A primary carpet backing including at least a first and a second layer of fibers, characterized in that both the first and the second layer of fibers is a nonwoven layer of randomly laid fibers, that both the first layer of fibers and the second layer of fibers has a uniform composition throughout the layer, wherein the linear density of the fibers is in the range of 1 to 25 dtex, wherein both the first layer of fibers and second layer includes at least two different polymers and wherein at least one polymer included in the first layer is different from the polymers included in the second layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: LOW & BONAR B.V.
    Inventor: Edze Jan Visscher
  • Patent number: 9623642
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vibration welding machine (1), comprising an upper tool (2) and a lower tool (3), wherein the two tools (2, 3) each accommodate a respective welding part (4, 5), which welding parts are intended to be joined by means of vibration, and means for producing vibrations are provided, which cause at least the upper tool (2) to vibrate, wherein the means for producing vibration are designed as a stationary part, in particular an upper carrier (9), and a part arranged thereon in such a way that said part can oscillate, in particular an oscillator (11), which accommodates the upper tool (2), wherein furthermore means are provided that remove the air located in an air gap (15) formed between the stationary part, in particular the upper carrier (9), and the part that can oscillate, in particular the oscillator (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: bielomatic Leuze GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Tim Trabandt, Michael Jauch, Thorsten Koch
  • Patent number: 9554888
    Abstract: Systems and methods for producing scaffolds are disclosed. The system includes a polymer solution and a non-solvent, which are sprayed into receiving portions of support elements. After scaffolds are formed on the support elements, the support elements permit elongation of the scaffolds. Composites formed from a plurality of scaffolds are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: James P. Kennedy, Robert Hitchcock
  • Patent number: 9540146
    Abstract: A tamper evident structure (10) for flexible packages is disclosed to include a slider-zipper assembly (100) and a tamper evident diaphragm (200). The slider-zipper assembly includes a slider (102) engaged with a zipper (104). The zipper includes a longitudinal male element (106) engageable to a longitudinal female element (108), a first flap (114) and a second flap (116) extending downwardly along the respective length from the longitudinal male and the longitudinal female element. Further, the tamper evident diaphragm includes a plurality of temperature sensitive ribs (202) configured along the length on an outer surface thereof, and a pressure sensitive weak line (204) configured centrally along the length of the tamper evident diaphragm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Inventor: Ashok Chaturvedi
  • Patent number: 9530572
    Abstract: A photovoltaic cell including: (a) a housing including an at least partially transparent cell wall having an interior surface; (b) an electrolyte, disposed within the cell wall, and containing an iodide based species; (c) a transparent electrically conductive coating disposed on the interior surface; (d) an anode disposed on the conductive coating, the anode including: (i) a porous film containing titania, the porous film adapted to make intimate contact with the iodide based species, and (ii) a dye, absorbed on a surface of the porous film, the dye and the porous film adapted to convert photons to electrons; (e) a cathode disposed on an interior surface of the housing, and disposed substantially opposite the anode; (f) electrically-conductive metallic wires, disposed at least partially within the cell, the wires electrically contacting the anode and the electrically conductive coating, and (g) a second electrically conductive coating including an inorganic binder and an inorganic electrically conductive fill
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: 3GSOLAR PHOTOVOLTAICS LTD.
    Inventor: Jonathan Goldstein
  • Patent number: 9371817
    Abstract: One or more embodiments are directed to a rotor blade tip for a rotor blade, in particular for a rotor blade of a wind power installation, which is in the form of an independent portion which can be connected to the rotor blade and has a first connecting surface directed in the direction of the rotor blade to be connected. For making the connection to the rotor blade provided at the connecting surface are first guide element with a guide direction when making the connection to the rotor blade and first locking element for fixing the rotor blade tip to the rotor blade as first component parts of a connecting mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: WOBBEN PROPERTIES GMBH
    Inventor: Gerhard Olthoff
  • Patent number: 9316549
    Abstract: A method of making an intellectual sensing device with a warming function is used to manufacture an intellectual sensing device, wherein a method of making flexible sensing pad includes a screen stretching process and a screen printing process. Thereby, each sensing line set has a silver sensitive layer and a graphite-slurry sensing layer so as to increase flexibility and deformation and to lower oxidation rate, production cost and graphite impedance. In addition, the method of making an intellectual sensing device can enhance healthcare safety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Inventor: Chuan-Shih Wu
  • Patent number: 9305714
    Abstract: A photovoltaic cell including: (a) a housing including an at least partially transparent cell wall having an interior surface; (b) an electrolyte, disposed within the cell wall, and containing an iodide based species; (c) a transparent electrically conductive coating disposed on the interior surface; (d) an anode disposed on the conductive coating, the anode including: (i) a porous film containing titania, the porous film adapted to make intimate contact with the iodide based species, and (ii) a dye, absorbed on a surface of the porous film, the dye and the porous film adapted to convert photons to electrons; (e) a cathode disposed on an interior surface of the housing, and disposed substantially opposite the anode; (f) electrically-conductive metallic wires, disposed at least partially within the cell, the wires electrically contacting the anode and the electrically conductive coating, and (g) a second electrically conductive coating including an inorganic binder and an inorganic electrically conductive fill
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: 3GSOLAR PHOTOVALTAICS LTD.
    Inventor: Jonathan Goldstein
  • Patent number: 9295591
    Abstract: An adhesive is independently ejected from a plurality of ejecting sections to an outer layer nonwoven fabric continuum conveyed in a conveyance direction. At this time, the adhesive is ejected to three partial regions, of an opening portion formation region in which an opening portion is formed, which are divided by two straight lines passing an inside of the opening portion formation region from the ejecting sections corresponding to the partial regions. Further, when ejection of the adhesive from the ejecting section is stopped, an adhesive non-application region is formed in the inner partial region held between the outermost two partial regions of the three partial regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: LIVEDO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9266295
    Abstract: A method of forming a plurality of reflectors for a light emitting device (LED) package includes receiving a first fluid material at at least a first source opening of an upper mold of a transfer apparatus; passing the first fluid material through a transfer passageway of the upper mold; expelling the first fluid material from the transfer passageway through a plurality of openings in a lower internal surface of a transfer chamber of the transfer passageway; depositing the first fluid material on a lead frame, disposed on a lower mold of the transfer apparatus, through the plurality of openings; forming the first fluid material into a plurality of molded structures using the upper mold and the lower mold; and hardening each of the molded structures to form a plurality of reflectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tae Jun Kim, Sang Bok Yun, Min Young Son, Choong Hwan Kwon, Sung Ho Park
  • Patent number: 9199439
    Abstract: Implementations of the present invention relate to systems, methods, and apparatus for applying heat and pressure to a laminate assembly and to form a unitary product therefrom with increased processing efficiency. One implementation includes an apparatus that can decrease processing time by directly heating and cooling platens that press the laminate assembly. Additionally, the lamination press can allow the platens to flex about the laminate assembly, thereby applying substantially uniform pressure to the laminate assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: 3form, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew B. Laker, Raymond L. Goodson
  • Patent number: 9028632
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and apparatuses for assembling absorbent articles, and more particularly, diaper pants, each including a chassis connected with front and back elastic belts. As discussed in more detail below, opposing end regions of the chassis are connected with regions of the elastic belts where the elasticity of the elastic belts has been removed or deactivated. As discussed in more detail below, an elastic laminate may be formed by continuously bonding elastic strands between a first continuous substrate layer and a second continuous substrate layer. The elastic strands are then intermittently severed in light-bond regions of the elastic laminate. Adhesive on the laminate causes the severed elastic ends to retract or snap back from the light-bond regions at a relatively slower and/or controlled rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Uwe Schneider, Gary Dean LaVon
  • Publication number: 20150123748
    Abstract: Techniques and mechanisms for providing a tunable RF resonator device. In an embodiment, a patterned layer of an adhesive material is disposed on a side of a panel comprising a substrate and a metal layer. A membrane is aligned between the panel and another panel. A laminate is formed with the first panel, the second panel and the membrane, where an intermediate layer of the laminate includes a first portion comprising a liquid crystal channel, and a second portion comprising adhesive material disposed in interstices of the membrane. In another embodiment, the second portion forms at least part of a boundary to the liquid crystal channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Ryan A. Stevenson, Chris Lorkowski, Nathan Kundtz, Witold Teller
  • Patent number: 9012006
    Abstract: A multi-layer assembly, such as a sound damping metal laminate used in the automotive industry, having first and second rigid layers and an adhesive layer in between. A retention feature in the form of a raised embossment may be formed in one or more of the rigid layers and may be located near a fastening hole, which accommodates a nut and bolt or some other type of fastening device. The retention feature may impart rigidity and improved stiffness to the multi-layer assembly in the area surrounding the fastening hole, and it may also create a space between the rigid layers that is generally devoid of adhesive from the adhesive layer. This, in turn, can improve the long term performance of the multi-layer assembly by addressing issues such as compression set, spring back and/or stress relaxation. Methods of manufacture and other embodiments are also provided, including ones that accommodate multiple fastening holes, have discontinuous retention features, and use welds in place of nuts and bolts, to name a few.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Shiloh Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan W. Fisk, Daniel J. Driscoll, James F. Keys
  • Publication number: 20150097463
    Abstract: The stack of laminations consists of punched laminations (5), which are bonded together by an adhesive agent. The adhesive agent is composed of an adhesive (4) and an initiator (15), which consists of methacrylates, derivative imines and methacrylic esters. The completely cured adhesive bond has long-term resistance when exposed to a temperature of at least over 80° C. The adhesive (4) is applied over the full surface area and in a contacting manner to one side of the lamination (5) and the initiator (15) is applied to the same side and/or to the other side of the lamination (5). The initiator (15) reacts with the adhesive (4) when contact is made and establishes the adhesive connection between laminations (5) lying against one another. The adhesive agent may, however, also be an adhesive (4) that cures by itself when heat is applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel Blocher, Steffen Bauer, Andras Bardos
  • Publication number: 20150086740
    Abstract: A flexible display device includes a protection film and a display panel, and the protection film includes a carrier film and an adhesive layer on the carrier film and including a plurality of adhesive dots separated from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong-Myung Shin, Young Ji Kim, Hyo Young Mun
  • Publication number: 20150072413
    Abstract: Cell culture apparatus comprising at least two adjacent cell cultivation channels separated by a permeable or semipermeable membrane, wherein at least one channel, for the majority of its length, has a cross sectional area of no more than 1 mm2, said channel being provided with entrance and exit means to permit the passage of media therethrough, allows co-culture of separate cell types, e.g. human and microbial cells, without mingling, allowing monitoring of cell cultures and chemical exchanges between the respective cell cultures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Frederic Zenhausern, Matthew Estes, Paul Wilmes, Pranjul Shah
  • Patent number: 8974625
    Abstract: A method for bonding supplemental materials of various shapes to a base textile comprises printing an adhesive material, such as a thermoplastic ink, onto a backing sheet, such as a paper backing. The thermoplastic ink may be printed onto the paper backing using a print head, silk screen, gravure, or any other appropriate printing device capable of printing the ink onto the backing sheet in a desired shape and with a desired thickness. The adhesive material is generally printed in substantially the same shape as the perimeter of the supplemental material to be bonded to the base textile. After the thermoplastic ink is printed onto the backing sheet, the thermoplastic ink is transferred to the base fabric using a bonding process. The backing sheet is then peeled away, and the supplemental material is then bonded to the exposed adhesive material on the base fabric using a subsequent bonding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason Berns
  • Patent number: 8974892
    Abstract: A device is provided to produce an embossed multi-ply material, comprising: a first embossing-laminating unit (3) comprising a first embossing cylinder (5) equipped with first projections (5P) defining a first pattern, a first pressure roller (7) cooperating with said first embossing cylinder (5), a first laminating roller (9) and a first glue dispenser (11), disposed between said first pressure roller (7) and said first laminating roller (9); an embossing unit comprising at least a second embossing cylinder (25) provided with second projections (25P) defining a second pattern and a second pressure roller (27) cooperating with said second embossing cylinder (25); a first path (P1) through said first embossing-laminating unit (3); a second path (P2) for at least a second ply (V2) towards and through said second embossing unit (23); a third path (P3) for said third ply (V3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Fabio Perini S.p.A.
    Inventors: Giovanni Nencioni, Romano Maddaleni, Mauro Gelli
  • Patent number: 8957278
    Abstract: An absorbent article has an absorbent composite that includes a water-insoluble fibrous matrix, a superabsorbent polymer composition that has an initial absorbent capacity of at least about 5 grams of saline per gram of superabsorbent polymer composition; and a first triggering mechanism having a first release time of between about 5 and 60 minutes, and a second triggering mechanism. The superabsorbent polymer composition may have a second absorbent capacity that is at least about 25% greater than the first absorbent capacity as measured by the mCRC Test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide Inc.
    Inventors: Arvinder P. Singh Kainth, Richard N Dodge, II, David L Zenker
  • Publication number: 20150036307
    Abstract: A circuit board is described. The circuit board comprises a substrate (4), a set of contact pads (6) supported on the substrate and a plurality of discrete adhesive conductive regions disposed on the contact pads and the substrate such that at some adhesive conductive regions are disposed on and between two contact pads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Novalia Ltd.
    Inventor: Kate Stone
  • Publication number: 20150034256
    Abstract: This invention is a curtain production method which comprises the following processes: A. Provide a substrate 1 and a substrate 2. B. Bond the first bonding point of substrate 2 to substrate 1. C. Bond the second bonding point of substrate 2 to a selected point on substrate 1 to form a hollow structure; the distance between these two bonding points on substrate 1 is smaller than the distance between two bonding points on substrate 2. At the same time this invention provides curtains produced by this curtain structure producing method. Therefore this invention also provides fast produced and low cost Roman curtain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: CHICOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Ju-Huai CHEN
  • Publication number: 20150037548
    Abstract: A water vapour-permeable building sheet material, that may be adhered in overlapping relationship against a building structure, includes a water vapour permeable membrane having first and second opposing surfaces, wherein the surface energy of the second opposing surface is less than 35 mN/m; an adhesive layer that is vapour permeable, applied to the first face of the membrane; and an adhesive region applied to the second opposing surface. Two segments of the sheet material may be placed in overlapping relationship so that adhesive in the adhesive layer applied to the first face of the membrane of one of two segments adheres to the adhesive region applied to the second opposing face of the other of the two segments to form a substantially air impermeable boundary between the two segments, when overlapping, preventing lateral migration of air between the two segments. A building envelope may be so formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Ewald Doerken AG
    Inventor: Marcus JABLONKA
  • Publication number: 20150017868
    Abstract: A hot melt adhesive composed of an ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer, a hydrogenated styrenic block copolymer, a tackifying resin, and a liquid plasticizer. The preferred ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer has a vinyl acetate content between 8 and 28 percent by weight, and the preferred hydrogenated styrenic block copolymer is a styrene-ethylene-butylene-styrene having about 30% styrene content and essentially no diblock. The hot melt gives excellent peel strength when used as a construction adhesive for disposable nonwoven articles. It can also be formulated to exhibit very low bleed through and blocking characteristics when used on low basis weight nonwoven fabrics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: Bostik, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Stafeil, Kathleen M. Farris
  • Publication number: 20140377514
    Abstract: An electronic component includes a first article and a second article. The second article comprises a plurality of surface slots. The slots are filled with adhesives. The first article is attached to the second article by the adhesives, regions of the first article and the second article are in direct contact except for regions covered with adhesives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: WEN-CHIN LIN, WEN-CHIEH WANG, CHING-JOU CHEN
  • Publication number: 20140374019
    Abstract: A composite stencil for applying designs to walls and other surfaces is disclosed. The stencil includes a porous textile support layer to which a flexible stencil mask is bonded by an adhesion layer. The support layer supports unconnected parts of the stencil mask without bridges common with traditional stencils. Further, the textile support layer in the open areas of the stencil can be colored with a sublimation dye to suggest to a user the colors that should be applied in the various areas of the stencil. A pressure sensitive adhesive is applied to the back of the stencil. In use, the stencil is removably adhered to a surface by the pressure sensitive adhesive, whereupon paint or other pigment is applied through the textile support layer to the surface. The lack of bridges permits the entire design to be applied with a single stencil in a single session. The stencil is cleanable and reusable to apply additional designs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Dirk Jan van Heijningen
  • Publication number: 20140369901
    Abstract: The present application for patent is in the field of microreactors and more specifically in the field of microreactors which are prepared from flexible substrates. Methods of preparing flexible substrates using various printing methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: John C. Warner
  • Publication number: 20140349057
    Abstract: Insulating materials, methods of forming insulating materials, and products including insulating materials are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, an insulating material may include a lining material layer, a face material layer, at least one layer of continuous synthetic insulation disposed between the lining material layer and the face material layer, fill disposed between the lining material layer and the face material layer, one or more first seams coupling the lining material layer and the at least one layer of continuous synthetic insulation, and one or more second seams coupling the face material layer and the at least one layer of continuous synthetic insulation. The first and second seams may form two or more baffles partitioning the fill in the insulating material. Other embodiments may be disclosed and/or claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Columbia Sportswear North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael E. "Woody" Blackford, Christopher R. Araujo, Jeffrey T. Mergy
  • Patent number: 8884889
    Abstract: A display device having a touch screen includes a touch screen panel defined by an active area in which an external input is sensed and a non-active area outside the active area. A display panel displays an image based on the sensing of the touch screen panel. A window covers the touch screen panel. A lower resin layer is formed on a rear surface of the touch screen panel to join the touch screen panel and the display panel to be joined together. An upper resin layer is formed on a front surface of the touch screen panel to join the touch screen panel and the window together. A lower dam or an upper dam is formed on the rear or front surface of the non-active area in the touch screen panel along a side circumference of the lower or upper resin layer, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-Gab Beom, Shawn Kim
  • Patent number: 8864219
    Abstract: In a method for connecting two objects, comprising applying to at least one of said objects a volume of an adhesive of the type which, when cured, is flexible and thereafter a step of bringing the other of said objects in contact with said volume of adhesive, there is the additional step of, before applying said volume of adhesive, providing a stiffening device extending from and attached to the object to which said volume is to be applied and with a height which is less than the height of the completed volume of adhesive, after which additional step the volume of adhesive is applied around said stiffening device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Inalfa Roof Systems Group B.V.
    Inventor: Carolus Theodorus Wilhelmus Petrus Jansen
  • Publication number: 20140305622
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for controlling the temperature of an energy accumulator, more particularly for a vehicle. The device has a first outer wall element and a second outer wall element. A main surface of the first outer wall element and a main surface of the second outer wall element are interconnected by means of a rib made of a hardened adhesive. The rib forms at least one fluid conduction channel for conducting a temperature control fluid between the first outer wall element and the second outer wall element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: BEHR GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Nikolaus Daubitzer, Lars Ludwig, Heiko Neff
  • Patent number: 8834659
    Abstract: The aim of the invention is to improve the supply of transfer foil in a coating module in which the image-forming layers of a transfer foil are transferred to a printing material. To achieve this, a partial pressing surface is located in the coating module for transferring the layers of the transfer foil. This permits targeted control of the foil feed. The transfer foil can be fed past a pressure cylinder in an approximately tangential manner and with a limited width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: manroland sheetfed GmbH
    Inventors: Mario Preisner, Michael Zinke
  • Patent number: 8828174
    Abstract: A method wherein firstly a spacer arrangement and a first wafer are brought together with each other with a first portion of curable adhesive between a first side of the spacer arrangement and the first substrate, to produce a partial stack, and then a second wafer is brought together with a second side of the spacer arrangement, with a second portion of curable adhesive between the second side of the spacer arrangement and the second wafer. Then, the first portion of the curable adhesive and the second portion of the curable adhesive are cured simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Heptagon Micro Optics Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Hartmut Rudmann, Susanne Westenhofer, Diane Morgan
  • Patent number: 8795258
    Abstract: The urisheath provided here includes an element of thin material (a strip) that allows at least two lengths of it to run in a parallel fashion down either side of the sheath. The is obtained by injection molding the strip in liquid silicone in the silicone injection molding process for the urisheath, either by one, two or more component injection molding. The injection molding takes place in an injection molding form for a urisheath with a cavity for the body portion and a cavity for the strip portion wherein the cavity for the body portion is connected to the cavity for the strip portion creating an attachment zone between the strip and the sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Henrik Lindenskov Nielsen, Johan Christiansson, Peter Persson