Embedding Of Laminae Within Face Of Additional Laminae Patents (Class 156/298)
  • Patent number: 10353121
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a retroreflective material that exhibits high reflective luminance for incident light with a large incident angle, and has excellent retroreflective performance for incident light with a wide incident angle. A retroreflective material includes a support, a fixing resin layer held on the support, transparent microspheres embedded in the fixing resin layer, and a reflective layer provided between the transparent microspheres and the fixing resin layer. In the retroreflective material, the transparent microspheres used have a refractive index of 1.6 to 2.5, and are exposed in air with an exposure ratio of 53 to 70%. The retroreflective material can thus have excellent retroreflective performance for incident light with a wide incident angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: UNITIKA SPARKLITE LTD.
    Inventors: Yasutaka Nishimura, Motomu Fujiki, Atsumi Nishigaki
  • Patent number: 10222638
    Abstract: Disclosed are a curved display manufacturing apparatus, comprising: a curved surface suction mold comprising a panel seat surface having a curved shape corresponding to a curved shape of the curved display to be formed, and air sucking holes formed through the panel seat surface; an air sucking unit for sucking air through the air sucking holes; a main frame for supporting the curved surface suction mold, to space the curved surface suction mold from a bottom of the main frame; and a pressing roller unit for pressing a curvature maintaining member to maintain the display panel in a bent state while sliding along a curved surface of the display panel under a condition that the curvature maintaining member overlaps with the display panel, for pressed attachment of the curvature maintaining member to the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: TOVIS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hwan Jin Kim, Chang Min Oh, Gi Yun Eom
  • Patent number: 10205176
    Abstract: A cell module for a solid oxide fuel cell includes a cell substrate (1) having gas permeability, one electrode (2) among a fuel electrode and an air electrode formed on the cell substrate, a solid electrolyte (3) formed on the one electrode, and the other electrode (4) formed on the solid electrolyte, wherein in the case of counter-flow of the fuel gas and the oxidant gas flow, the gas permeability of a central portion (1b) of the cell substrate in the gas flow direction is lower than the gas permeability of an inlet portion (1a) and an outlet portion (1c) of the cell substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasunori Iwakiri
  • Patent number: 10115047
    Abstract: A transaction card construction and a method for making transaction cards provides increased security for transaction card magnetic strips. The transaction card construction includes a card inlay and a clear card body. The card inlay is formed via a lamination press process with the magnetic strip attached to a back surface of the card inlay. The card body may have a window through which a data storage element may be exposed for accessing, such as by a magnetic stripe reader or EMV chip reader. The card body may be formed by adhering the card inlay to the clear card body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventor: Om J. Suthar
  • Patent number: 9962883
    Abstract: A reinforcement and/or lining method is provided, wherein a thermoplastic reinforcement and/or lining element is subject to mechanical energy impact and mechanical pressure by a tool so that reinforcement and/or lining material of the reinforcement and/or lining element is liquefied and pressed into porous material to reinforce the porous material. In at least one axial depth, the reinforcement and/or lining element is segmented as a function of the circumferential angle so that at this axial depth the circumferential wall of the initial opening in first regions is in contact with the reinforcement and/or lining element and in second regions is not in contact with the reinforcement and/or lining element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: WOODWELDING AG
    Inventors: Jörg Mayer, Marcel Aeschlimann
  • Patent number: 9889627
    Abstract: A combined anti-slip floor mat, including a mat body and a little mat, the mat body includes a leather, a PU self-skinning layer, and an anti-slip layer stacked together m that order. A recess is disposed in the middle of the top of the mat body, and the area of the recess is slightly less than the top area of the mat body; the little mat is matched to the recess in size. At least one opening is disposed on the middle of each side of the recess; wherein the opening passes through the floor mat; a cross notch is made on the bottom of the floor mat, by connecting each two opponent openings; the size of the little mat matches the recess on the mat body, and is separably embedded in the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: XIAMEN SHEEP ANTI-FATIGUE MAT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xiangyang Lu
  • Patent number: 9731260
    Abstract: The present invention relates to means for manufacturing micro-beads (polymer micro-particles) comprising thermoplastic polymer and having the average particle size of 10 ?m or less, and extending into the nano-range. An original filament comprising a thermoplastic polymer is passed through an orifice under an air pressure (P1) and guided to a spray chamber under a pressure (P2; where P1>P2). The original filament having passed through the orifice is heated and melted under irradiation by an infrared beam, and is sprayed in microparticulate form from the orifice by the flow of air generated by the pressure differential between P1 to P2, whereby micro-beads comprising thermoplastic polymer micro-particles having an average particle size of 10 ?m or less, and even less than 1 ?m are manufactured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: University of Yamanashi
    Inventor: Akihiro Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9690124
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a vacuum cell aligning device and a vacuum cell aligning method. The vacuum cell aligning device includes an upper machining platform, a lower machining platform, a plurality of first cell-pressing unit arranged in parallel in the upper machining platform, a plurality of second cell-pressing unit arranged in parallel in the lower machining platform, and an adjustment mechanism. Each first cell-pressing unit includes a first end-surface towards the lower machining platform and corresponds to a sub-region of the upper substrate. Each second cell-pressing unit includes a second end-surface towards the upper machining platform and corresponds to a sub-region of the lower substrate. The adjustment mechanism is configured to adjust the first cell-pressing units to make a shape defined by the first end-surfaces match the upper substrate, and configured to adjust the second cell-pressing units to make a shape defined by the second end-surfaces match the lower substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yangkun Jing, Weimin Wu, Liang Hong, Gui Li
  • Patent number: 9557587
    Abstract: The present invention belongs to the field of display technology, particularly relates to an attaching device and a corresponding attaching method for forming a curved display panel. The attach device is used for a curved surface attachment between a display substrate and a touch substrate, comprises a base station, a curvature adjusting bench and an attaching roller, wherein, the base station is fixed, the curvature adjusting bench includes a plurality of sub-benches with different heights and being capable of moving with respect to each other within the base station, the plurality of sub-benches are used for making the display substrate and the touch substrate to be attached, which are provided within the base station and located on the curvature adjusting bench, have a preset curvature, the attaching roller is used for rolling on the display substrate and the touch substrate to be attached to form a curved display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI XINSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qing Zhang, Shancai Zhang, Yifei Zhan, Rikun Jiang
  • Patent number: 9449269
    Abstract: A booster antenna (BA) for a smart card comprises a card antenna (CA) component extending around a periphery of a card body (CB), a coupler coil (CC) component at a location for an antenna module (AM), and an extension antenna (EA) contributing to the inductance of the booster antenna (BA). A method of wire embedding is also disclosed, by controlling a force and ultrasonic power applied by an embedding tool at different positions on the card body (CB).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Féinics AmaTech Teoranta
    Inventors: David Finn, Jan Thomas Czornack
  • Patent number: 9415543
    Abstract: A second object, which includes a thermoplastic material, is bonded to a first object, which includes a first object material having an at least partially cross-linked polymer not miscible with the thermoplastic material. The method includes the steps of pressing the second object against the first object and coupling energy into the second object until the thermoplastic material is at least partially liquefied and the first object material in a vicinity of an interface to the thermoplastic material is above its glass transition temperature, and until the thermoplastic material is caused to penetrate into at least one of cracks, pores and deformations of the first object material, and letting the thermoplastic material re-solidify.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: WOODWELDING AG
    Inventors: Mario Lehmann, Jörg Mayer
  • Patent number: 9107336
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for fabricating electronic cards by A) forming a plurality of card bodies in the form of a thick sheet with a plurality of electronic units or modules embedded in the sheet; B) printing a plurality of first patterns on a first face of the thick sheet in a printing station where ink is applied on the first face; C) applying a first at least partially transparent coating on each printed first pattern, that adheres to the card body. The method can also include printing a plurality of second patterns on the inner surface of a film forming the first coating. Preferably, the printing of the first patterns is carried out in an offset type station for printing high definition patterns, essentially of the security type. The second patterns define personal data. The printed thick sheet defines an intermediate product according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: NagraID S.A.
    Inventor: François Droz
  • Patent number: 8992715
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention provides a method for manufacturing a composite preform from tape material, including feeding a tape section into a tape section guide that suspends the tape across a tooling surface, moving at least one of the tape section guide and the tooling surface relative to each other to position the tape section at a desired location and orientation relative to the tooling surface, moving the tape section toward a pre-existing tape section disposed on the tooling surface, and tacking the tape section to the pre-existing tape section. A corresponding apparatus for manufacturing composite preforms is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Dieffenbacher GmbH Maschinen-und Anlagenbau
    Inventors: David R. Cramer, Neal J. Beidleman, Colin R. Chapman, Don O. Evans, Michael K. Passmore, Michael L. Skinner
  • Publication number: 20150056012
    Abstract: A three dimensional (3-D) thermoplastic pavement marker and the application thereof to roads, streets, walkways and other paved surfaces is described. The marking patterns are composed of two or more independent sections, the first section is a grid representing for example, the mortar joints in a brick wall. The second sections or inserts, for example, can represent bricks which are contained within the grid. By varying the measurements in height of the brick component (first section) and the grid component (second section), a three-dimensional pavement marking pattern is created. This article of manufacture allows for enhancements in beautification and preservation of historical pavements as well as the introduction of safety/warning devices using the same or different pavement marking patterns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Flint Trading, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert W. Greer, Simon Yakopson
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8945320
    Abstract: A belt connector and method for interconnecting opposite ends of a filtering belt has a plurality of wire hooks, each with two shanks disposed adjacent opposite faces of the belt, a coupling loop interconnecting the shanks and hook ends that are pressed into the opposite faces of the belt. A flat cover element extends across the width of the belt, covers at least portions of the wire hooks, overlies the opposite faces of the belt, and has a carrier material and a coating that is applied to the belt side of the carrier material, and is constructed from a thermoplastic or an adhesive material which is pressed into the pores of the belt to positively and mechanically interconnect the cover element with the belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Mato Maschinen-Und Metallwarenfabrik Curt Matthaei GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Wolfgang Herold
  • Publication number: 20150004334
    Abstract: A foldable transparent composite cover window, a manufacturing method therefore, and a display device including the foldable transparent composite cover window are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Byeong-Soo BAE, Gwang-Mun CHOI, Ji-Hoon KO
  • Patent number: 8815369
    Abstract: An adhering jig for an adhesive connecting member is provided, in which the adhesive connecting member can be adhered without being broken even if it is twisted during connection of an optical fiber. The adhesive connecting member of the present invention has a tabular member having insertion holes fitting a shape of the optical connector, and an adhesive connecting member having a certain size. The adhesive connecting member has a strongly adhesive layer and non-adhesive layer, and the adhesive connecting member was arranged at a bottom of the insertion hole via the weakly adhesive layer, so that the non-adhesive layer is lower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Tomoegawa Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Hashimoto, Makoto Gotou
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8784589
    Abstract: A method for reworking an electrically conductive layer of a composite skin is disclosed in which a patch replaces the altered section of the electrically conductive layer. The method is performed by removing a portion of the electrically conductive layer to reveal the underlying composite skin. A patch is formed, having an electrically conductive section coupled to an adhesive having a low dielectric breakdown strength, and is then introduced over the underlying composite skin such that the adhesive layer covers the underlying composite skin and overlaps an unremoved portion of the electrically conductive layer. The patch is applied such that the electrically conductive section within the patch covers the adhesive layer and overlaps the unremoved section of the electrically conductive layer. The adhesive layer preferably has a low dielectric breakdown strength, so that electricity from lightning which strikes the composite skin may be conducted through the adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Patrice K. Ackerman, Steven D. Blanchard, Daniel J. Kovach
  • Patent number: 8784586
    Abstract: A method of applying a strip of tape includes directing air pressure at a raised section of a conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: First Solar, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard S. Malik, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8756790
    Abstract: A first and a second object are joined with the aid of a joining element including at least in the region of its distal and proximal ends a thermoplastic material. Two blind holes facing each other are provided in the two objects and the joining element is positioned in the blind holes such that its distal and proximal ends are in contact with the bottom faces of the blind holes and such that there is a gap between the two objects. This assembly is then positioned between a support and a sonotrode. The sonotrode and the support are forced towards each other, while the sonotrode is vibrated, thereby liquefying at least part of the material having thermoplastic properties, there, where the joining element ends are pressed against the bottom faces of the holes and allowing the liquefied material to infiltrate into pores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Woodwelding AG
    Inventors: Colin Clinch, Marcel Aeschlimann, Laurent Torriani, Elmar Mock
  • Patent number: 8758541
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention generally relate to a wrist protecting glove and methods of manufacturing the same. More specifically, embodiments of the present invention relate to a wrist protecting glove providing maximum protection with minimal restriction on range of movement, and method of manufacturing the same. In one embodiment, a wrist protecting glove comprises a polyurethane pad, formed to fit over a user's palm, a holding material integrally formed within the pad, a set of snap fasteners for closing the holding material around a user's thumb, a palm strap for affixing the wrist protecting glove on a user's hand, the palm strap affixed to the holding material, and a D-ring assembly for receiving the palm strap, wherein the palm strap comprises a hook and loop fastener strap for looping through the D-ring assembly and fastening onto itself to affix the wrist protecting glove on the user's hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventor: Justin M. Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20140167294
    Abstract: An environmentally sensitive electronic device package including a first adhesive, at least one first side wall barrier, a first substrate, and a second substrate is provided. The first adhesive has a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface. The first side wall barrier is distributed in the first adhesive. The first substrate is bonded with the first surface. The first substrate has an environmentally sensitive electronic device formed thereon and the environmentally sensitive electronic device is surrounded by the first side wall barrier. The second substrate is bonded with the second surface. A manufacturing method of the environmentally sensitive electronic device package is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventor: Kuang-Jung Chen
  • Patent number: 8728266
    Abstract: An electro-optic display is produced using a sub-assembly comprising a front sheet, an electro-optic medium; and an adhesive layer. An aperture is formed through the adhesive layer where the adhesive layer is not covered by the electro-optic medium, and the sub-assembly is adhered to a backplane having a co-operating member with the aperture engaged with a co-operating member, thus locating the sub-assembly relative to the backplane. In another form of electro-optic display, a chip extends through an aperture in the electro-optic medium and adhesive layer. In a third form, the aforementioned sub-assembly is secured to a backplane and then a cut is made through both backplane and sub-assembly to provide an aligned edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignees: E Ink Corporation, Creator Technology B.V.
    Inventors: Guy M. Danner, Valerie C. Northrop, Jonathan D. Albert, Holly G. Gates, Erik van Veenendaal, Fredericus J. Touwslager
  • Patent number: 8663409
    Abstract: Touch fastener products (10) are made by distributing a multiplicity of discrete fastening bits (14, 14a, 14b) over a support surface (12) and fixing the distributed bits (14, 14a, 14b) to the support surface (12), such as by an adhesive (32). Each bit (14, 14a, 14b) has opposite side surfaces (24, 24b, 26, 26b) forming boundaries of surfaces defining projections (16) extending in different directions from the fastening bits (14, 14a, 14b), at least one of the opposite side surfaces (24, 24b, 26, 26b) being non-planar, and each projection (16) has an overhanging head (18). As fixed, each bit (14, 14a, 14b) is oriented with at least one of its projection heads (18) raised from the support surface (12) to releasably engage fibers (30). Bits (14, 14a, 14b) are made by pelletizing shaped rails (36). Applications include securing floor coverings (150).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Velcro Industries B.V.
    Inventor: Peter J. Mueller
  • Publication number: 20140016177
    Abstract: Microstructured hybrid actuator assemblies in which microactuators carrying designed surface properties to be revealed upon actuation are embedded in a layer of responsive materials. The microactuators in a microactuator array reversibly change their configuration in response to a change in the environment without requiring an external power source to switch their optical properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS OF HARVARD COLLEGE
    Inventors: Joanna Aizenberg, Michael Aizenberg, Philseok Kim
  • Publication number: 20140007478
    Abstract: A composite label is described comprising a first portion and a second portion. The second portion may be removeably attached to the first portion. The first portion may have a first attachment portion. The second portion may comprise an identification device comprising an inlay mounted on a carrier material. The carrier material may extend beyond the inlay to form a second attachment portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: Danny SMITH, Gianpaolo Stredl
  • Patent number: 8562782
    Abstract: A method for interleaving a module including the cutting out of the module on a strip, the gripping of the cut-out module, the conveying of the module right up to a station for affixing and adhesively bonding modules. The module being heated by a heater via heat conduction of an affixing system upon conveying and then affixing of the preheated module by positioning the head of a first guiding member on the upper portion of a second guiding member forming a mask showing the imprint of the module or chip, preformed on the card, by displacement of the affixing system and of positioning the lower portion of the second guiding member on the surface of the card by displacement of the assembly formed by the affixing system and the second guiding member. A device for interleaving a module is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: DataCard Corporation
    Inventors: Benoit Berthe, Frederic Beulet, Sebastien Michenet
  • Patent number: 8551277
    Abstract: A method for producing a light emitting diode device includes the steps of preparing a laminate including, in order, a supporting layer, a constraining layer and an encapsulating resin layer, each formed in a thickness direction; cutting the encapsulating resin layer and the constraining layer in the laminate into a pattern corresponding to the light emitting diode element; removing a portion which does not correspond to the light emitting diode element in the encapsulating resin layer and the constraining layer that are cut into the pattern; allowing the encapsulating resin layer corresponding to the light emitting diode element to be opposed to the light emitting diode element to be pressed in the direction where they come close to each other so as to encapsulate the light emitting diode element by the encapsulating resin layer; and removing the supporting layer and the constraining layer from the laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Yasunari Ooyabu, Hiroyuki Katayama, Daisuke Tsukahara, Munehisa Mitani
  • Publication number: 20130248463
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a micro- or nanofibrous filter is described. The method comprises obtaining at least a first carrier substrate, providing adhesive on at least a first carrier substrate, heating the adhesive above its melting temperature for inducing an interaction of at least part of the adhesive with the at least a first carrier substrate and then cooling below the melting temperature of the adhesive thus creating at least one adhesive carrier substrate. Thereafter, a layer of micro- or nanofibres is provided on the adhesive-side of the at least one adhesive carrier substrate to form a further structure. The further structure is then brought above the melting temperature of the adhesive for inducing an interaction between the adhesive and the micro- or nanofibres. Finally the temperature is again reduced below the melting temperature of the adhesive thus obtaining the micro- or nanofibrous filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: UNIVERSITEIT GENT
    Inventors: Philippe Westbroek, Bert De Schoenmaker
  • Patent number: 8535475
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method of attaching one substrate to another substrate includes supplying a first substrate having an indicium thereon from a first source, supplying a second substrate from a second source, wherein the supplying is accomplished in a continuous manner, and curing the substrates until the substrates are bonded thereto to form a product. The method disclosed herein allows a fabric to be integrally bonded to either an elastomeric composition or a urethane composition utilizing a continuous process. The product includes indicium that identifies or conveys information about the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Griswold Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel P. Mahoney, David P. Natorski, John J. Tichy
  • Publication number: 20130220972
    Abstract: A catheter die is provided and includes a device layer defining a cavity and including a piezoresistive pressure sensor operably disposed proximate to the cavity and an insulator having an opening and being disposed on an upper surface of the device layer such that a portion of the piezoresistive pressure sensor is exposed through the opening. The catheter die further includes an insulation layer bonded to a lower surface of the device layer and first and second bond pads, the first bond pad being electrically coupled to the portion of the piezoresistive pressure sensor via the opening and the second bond pad being disposed on the insulation layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventor: Sisira Kankanam Gamage
  • Patent number: 8506744
    Abstract: A method includes providing a first sheet and a second sheet, wherein at least one of the first or second sheet has a portion that is transparent; forming a first groove in a first surface of the first sheet adjacent to an edge of the first sheet; applying an adhesive material to an area of the first surface of the first sheet at least partially along a length of the first groove between the first groove and the adjacent edge of the first sheet; and pressing the second sheet against the first surface of the first sheet to adhere the second sheet to the first sheet. The first groove is arranged so as to substantially prevent the adhesive material from spreading past the first groove when the second sheet is pressed against the first sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Inventor: Joseph Christopher Puma
  • Publication number: 20130140806
    Abstract: A method of producing an apparent etched or embossed effect in a print purely by the use of printing and lamination processes, in which a varnish 3 is pressed into to selected areas of a softer coating 2 to produce indentations in the coating layer 2 as during lamination of a printed article comprising a substrate 1 and an optional overlay 4, and a printed article obtainable using the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Inventor: Philip Anthony Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 8425716
    Abstract: A method of providing chiplets over a substrate including providing in sequence a substrate; coating an adhesive in a layer over the substrate; placing a plurality of first chiplets onto the adhesive layer in separated chiplet location(s) to adhere the first chiplets to the adhesive layer, wherein one or more of the first chiplets do not adhere to the adhesive layer, so that first chiplet(s) are adhered to the adhesive layer in adhered chiplet location(s) and first chiplet(s) are not adhered in non-adhered chiplet location(s); locally processing the adhesive layer in the non-adhered chiplet location(s) to condition the adhesive layer in the non-adhered locations to receive second chiplets; placing second chiplet(s) onto the adhesive layer in the conditioned non-adhered chiplet location(s) to adhere the second chiplets in the adhesive layer in the non-adhered locations; and curing the adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Global OLED Technology LLC
    Inventors: Ronald S. Cok, John W. Hamer
  • Patent number: 8425706
    Abstract: A weldable component is described. The weldable component includes a weld rivet attached by a thin portion, which is designed to break during the ultrasonic welding process. The weld rivet is driven through a complementary void pocket which extends through the part and is positioned under the weld rivet. The weld rivet is embedded in the base component to form the weld. A welded joint and a method for ultrasonic welding using the weldable component are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: Jason M. Hayslip
  • Patent number: 8414729
    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 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Fiberforge Corporation
    Inventors: David R. Cramer, Neal J. Beidleman, Colin R. Chapman, Don O. Evans, Michael K. Passmore, Michael L. Skinner
  • Patent number: 8383877
    Abstract: An absorbent composite 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, where the superabsorbent polymer composition has 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: April 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Arvinder P. Singh Kainth, Richard N. Dodge, II, David L. Zenker
  • Patent number: 8313594
    Abstract: A pallet is made from thermoformed polymeric sheets with an attached communications device. A further aspect of the present invention includes a radio frequency identification device attached to an apparatus. In still another aspect of the present invention, a communications device is incorporated into one or more sheets of a pallet or other container prior to forming. Methods of making and using a thermoformed pallet and container having a communications device are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Nextreme, LLC
    Inventor: Scott Arthur William Muirhead
  • Patent number: 8308887
    Abstract: A via hole forming method and a multilayered board manufacturing method improve manufacturing yield by reducing the required processes. The via hole forming method includes a first step of forming a toner image by attaching toner particles, containing a conductive material and having a protruding portion, onto the surface of a first photosensitive member so that the protruding portion is directed to the outside; and a second step of opposing the surface of the first photosensitive member to one principal surface of a green sheet containing an insulating material and transferring the toner image to the one principal surface of the green sheet so that the protruding portions of the toner particles protrude into the green sheet so as to reach the other principal surface of the green sheet and the toner particles are buried in the green sheet. The via holes are formed using an electrophotographic printing method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Isebo, Norio Sakai, Kenji Kawakami, Nobuaki Ogawa
  • Patent number: 8287991
    Abstract: Disclosed are laminated articles comprising a first polymer layer and a second polymer layer having an inclusion embedded between the layers, wherein at least one layer comprises a branching agent to improve dimensional stability during the lamination process. Disclosed are laminated articles comprising a first polymer layer and a second polymer layer having an inclusion embedded between the layers, wherein at least one layer comprises a copolyester comprising a branching agent to improve dimensional stability during the lamination process. Also disclosed are methods of laminating a first layer and a second layer with an inclusion between the layers to form a laminated article with an embedded inclusion, wherein at least one layer comprises a copolyester comprising a branching agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Michael Eugene Donelson, Ryan Thomas Neill, James Collins Maine, Bryan Steven Bishop, Robert Erik Young
  • Patent number: 8262840
    Abstract: A composite material structure includes a first fiber layer, a second fiber layer, a resin layer between the first fiber layer and the second fiber layer and a plurality of chopped fibers provided in the resin layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Pepka, Steven George Lemery
  • Patent number: 8257532
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a protection device includes the steps of forming a plurality of cells in a support strip, filling the cells with a non-cross-linked compound, cross-linking the compound to form at least one module made of viscoelastic gel in the plurality of cells, depositing an adhesive substance on each module, and depositing a strip of fabric on the support strip to obtain a final compound strip. The at least one module made of viscoelastic gel is glued onto the strip of fabric by the adhesive substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Millet Innovation
    Inventors: Odile Grange, Damien Millet
  • Patent number: 8246775
    Abstract: The disclosure concerns a method, an apparatus and a system for producing or equipping paperboard such that information carriers can be implanted between two layers of material, together with a piece of paperboard material produced in this way and a package. In particular, the disclosure concerns the implantation of an information carrier in corrugated paperboard, taking into account cuts that are subsequently to be made in the transverse direction, the distance of the position at which the cross-cuts are made from the position at which the information carriers are applied, and the movement executed by the web of material between the application position and the cross-cutting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Texmag GmbH Vertriebsgesellschaft
    Inventor: Thomas Ernst
  • Patent number: 8246770
    Abstract: A method for reworking an electrically conductive layer of a composite skin is disclosed in which a patch replaces the altered section of the electrically conductive layer. The method is performed by removing a portion of the electrically conductive layer to reveal the underlying composite skin. A patch is formed, having an electrically conductive section coupled to an adhesive having a low dielectric breakdown strength, and is then introduced over the underlying composite skin such that the adhesive layer covers the underlying composite skin and overlaps an unremoved portion of the electrically conductive layer. The patch is applied such that the electrically conductive section within the patch covers the adhesive layer and overlaps the unremoved section of the electrically conductive layer. The adhesive layer preferably has a low dielectric breakdown strength, so that electricity from lightning which strikes the composite skin may be conducted through the adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Patrice Ackerman, Steven Blanchard, Daniel Kovach
  • Publication number: 20120199284
    Abstract: A substrate may include a plurality of wirings arranged side by side to extend in a predetermined direction, and a protective insulating layer formed between adjoining pixels and formed as a rib protruding from the substrate. An emissive layer formation method for transferring, to the substrate, an emissive layer provided on a transfer element may include pressing the emissive layer on the transfer element onto the protective insulating layer and affixing it through pressure to a top surface of the rib. Thereby the emissive layer transferred to the substrate is confined to an area which is surrounded by the rib of the protective insulating layer, the substrate and the transfer element, and diffusion of the emissive layer is controlled by the area, thereby transferring the emissive layer in the area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Matsuoka, Kazuyuki Maeda
  • Patent number: 8231751
    Abstract: A method for reworking an electrically conductive layer of a composite skin is disclosed in which a patch replaces the altered section of the electrically conductive layer. The method is performed by removing a portion of the electrically conductive layer to reveal the underlying composite skin. A patch is formed, having an electrically conductive section coupled to an adhesive having a low dielectric breakdown strength, and is then introduced over the underlying composite skin such that the adhesive layer covers the underlying composite skin and overlaps an unremoved portion of the electrically conductive layer. The patch is applied such that the electrically conductive section within the patch covers the adhesive layer and overlaps the unremoved section of the electrically conductive layer. The adhesive layer preferably has a low dielectric breakdown strength, so that electricity from lightning which strikes the composite skin may be conducted through the adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Patrice Ackerman, Steven Blanchard, Daniel Kovach
  • Patent number: 8220221
    Abstract: Connectors for joining adjacent modular floor covering units. Embodiments of the connectors include a film and an adhesive layer coated on one side of the film. The connectors can have a conductive component that allows electrical continuity to be maintained between adjacent tiles. In yet another embodiment, the connectors can be equipped as radio frequency identification tags by including radio frequency transponders. To install tiles using the connectors, a first tile is placed on the floor and a connector is positioned so that the adhesive layer faces upward and does not contact the floor. The connector is typically positioned so that only a portion of the adhesive layer adheres to the underside of the tile, leaving the remainder of the connector extending from the underside of the tile. One or more tiles are then positioned adjacent the first tile so that a portion of the connector adheres to the adjacent tiles. In this way, the connectors span adjacent tile edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Interface, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith N. Gray, Connie D. Hensler, Chung-Hsien Zah, Susan F. Fezer, Horace Eddie Bradley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8197632
    Abstract: According to the present invention, an electrolyte membrane having recesses and projections on the surface thereof is obtained. In addition, a membrane-electrode assembly comprising the electrolyte membrane, in which the effective contact area between the electrolyte membrane surface and an electrode catalyst layer is increased, is obtained. An electrolyte membrane 1 which comprises a fluorine-based electrolyte is heated and pressed with the use of plates 10a and 10b each having recesses and projections 11 on the surface thereof such that recesses and projections 2a and 2b are formed on the surface of the electrolyte membrane 1. Thereafter, the electrolyte membrane 1 is subjected to a treatment for imparting ion exchange properties to an electrolyte polymer, such as hydrolysis, such that an electrolyte membrane 3 having recesses and projections on the surface thereof is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroshi Suzuki