With Covering Of Discrete Laminae With Additional Lamina Patents (Class 156/300)
  • Patent number: 10626616
    Abstract: A converted reverse ballasted roof system is provided including a structural roof beam. Insulation is positioned upwardly adjacent the structural roof beam, and a first waterproofing membrane is arranged upwardly adjacent the first waterproofing membrane. A weighted cover board is disposed upwardly adjacent the first waterproofing membrane and a second waterproofing membrane is installed upwardly adjacent the weighted cover board. The first water proofing membrane and the second waterproofing membrane substantially seal the weighted cover board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventor: Thomas L. Kelly
  • Patent number: 10520419
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cartridge (1) for a magnetic flow cytometer, mainly extending in a x-y-plane, with an inlet (2) for injecting a sample (15) into the cartridge (1), a blister (3) for a buffer solution (21) with magnetic markers to mark pregiven particles (16, 16?) of the sample (15), an outlet, and a fluid channel (9), the fluid channel (9) comprising a first part that connects the inlet (2) with the blister (3) and a second part that connects the first part with the outlet, wherein the second part of the fluid channel (9) comprises an enrichment zone (5) with mechanical guiding structures to focus marked particles (16, 16?) of the sample (15) in a predetermined subsection of the fluid channel (9) and a measuring zone (6) between the enrichment zone (5) and the outlet, the measuring zone (6) comprising a magnetic field sensor (14) in the predetermined subsection of the fluid channel (9) in order to provide simplified and accelerated means for measuring particles, in particular concentrations of part
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: EarlyBio GmbH
    Inventors: Oliver Hayden, Michael Johannes Helou, Mathias Reisbeck, Lukas Richter
  • Patent number: 10269667
    Abstract: A packaged semiconductor device comprising a stack including a die comprising a functional circuit, and a cap which is wafer bonded to the die for protecting the functional circuit as well as a mold component for packaging the stack. At least the cap and/or the die comprises at least one groove at least partially in contact with the mold component, for increasing adhesion of the mold component to the stack. A corresponding method for manufacturing such a packaged device also is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: MELEXIS TECHNOLOGIES NV
    Inventor: Carl Van Buggenhout
  • Patent number: 10232338
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a micro-channel reactor formed by placing a planar upper plate and a planar lower plate, each having a channel formed therein, such that the upper plate and the lower plate face each other, wherein the channel includes one or more introduction channels, into which different fluids are introduced respectively, a mixing channel, along which the fluids introduced into the introduction channels flow in a state in which the fluids join each other, and a discharge channel, from which the fluids joining in the mixing channel are discharged, the mixing channel includes a stem channel extending from the introduction channels to the discharge channel and one or more branch channels that diverge from the stem channel and are then interrupted, and, when the fluids are mixed through repetitive diverging and joining, the fluids diverge in upward and downward directions and then join each other in leftward and rightward directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Seokhyun Yoon, Young Chang Byun, Jae Hoon Choe, Taehun Yoon
  • Patent number: 9997442
    Abstract: A semiconductor substrate includes an interconnection structure and a dielectric layer. The dielectric layer surrounds the interconnection structure and defines a first cavity. The first cavity is defined by a first sidewall, a second sidewall, and a first surface of the dielectric layer. The first sidewall is laterally displaced from the second sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: ADVANCED SEMICONDUCTOR ENGINEERING, INC.
    Inventors: Chai-Chi Lin, Chih-Cheng Lee, Hsing Kuo Tien, Chih-Yung Yang
  • Patent number: 9961785
    Abstract: A wiring substrate includes a core, a first wiring layer formed on a first surface of the core, and a second wiring layer formed on a second surface of the core. The first wiring layer includes a first opening, and the second wiring layer includes a second opening. The core includes a plurality of electronic component accommodating bores that extend through the core at portions exposed from the first and second openings. An electronic component is arranged in each electronic component accommodating bore. The electronic component accommodating bores are filled with an insulating layer. The core includes a partition located between adjacent electronic component accommodating bores. The partition is formed by part of the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Shinko Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junji Sato, Kiyotaka Mochizuki, Kazuhiro Kobayashi, Katsuya Fukase
  • Patent number: 9905536
    Abstract: A semiconductor device is provided including a package substrate, and a plurality of semiconductor chips stacked above the package substrate, at least one of the plurality of semiconductor chips including a step part in a periphery edge part of a rear surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: J-DEVICES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Makoto Moda
  • Patent number: 9609751
    Abstract: Some novel features pertain to a substrate that includes a first dielectric layer, a first interconnect, a first cavity, and a first electroless metal layer. The first dielectric layer includes a first surface and a second surface. The first interconnect is on the first surface of the substrate layer. The first cavity traverses the first surface of the first dielectric layer. The first electroless metal layer is formed at least partially in the first cavity. The first electroless metal layer defines a second interconnect embedded in the first dielectric layer. In some implementations, the substrate further includes a core layer. The core layer includes a first surface and a second surface. The first surface of the core layer is coupled to the second surface of the first dielectric layer. In some implementations, the substrate further includes a second dielectric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Houssam Wafic Jomaa, Omar James Bchir, Chin-Kwan Kim
  • Patent number: 9039857
    Abstract: An adherend surface of an adherend is stuck with a protection sheet being in substantially the same shape as the adherend surface and including base and adhesive layer by a method including: sticking the sheet on a first surface of a sticking tool foldable along a symmetry-axis position of the sheet; folding the tool with the sheet such that a second surface opposite to the first surface comes inside; peeling the sheet to a folded portion of the tool to expose a portion of the adhesive layer with the tool folded; pressing the exposed portion of the adhesive layer against the adherend surface to stick a portion of the sheet on the adherend; and moving the tool along the adherend surface to expose a remaining portion of the adhesive layer and pressing the remaining portion against the adherend surface to stick a remaining portion of the sheet on the adherend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: LINTEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masahiro Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8992715
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention provides a method for manufacturing a composite preform from tape material, including feeding a tape section into a tape section guide that suspends the tape across a tooling surface, moving at least one of the tape section guide and the tooling surface relative to each other to position the tape section at a desired location and orientation relative to the tooling surface, moving the tape section toward a pre-existing tape section disposed on the tooling surface, and tacking the tape section to the pre-existing tape section. A corresponding apparatus for manufacturing composite preforms is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Dieffenbacher GmbH Maschinen-und Anlagenbau
    Inventors: David R. Cramer, Neal J. Beidleman, Colin R. Chapman, Don O. Evans, Michael K. Passmore, Michael L. Skinner
  • Patent number: 8986485
    Abstract: A fabrication method of a touch panel is provided. In the fabrication method, the two substrates are provided, and a plurality of touch units are formed on each of the substrates. A sealant and a plurality of first spacers are provided between the substrates, and the substrates are bonded through the sealant, so that the touch units are sealed between the substrates. The touch units and the first spacers are surrounded by the sealant. The substrates are thinned. The thinned substrates are cut into a plurality of sub-mounts separated from one another. Each of the sub-mounts has one of the touch units thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Sheng-Chin Fan, Tun-Chun Yang, Seok-Lyul Lee, Wei-Ming Huang
  • Patent number: 8986486
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a film for semiconductor device production, which includes: a separator; and a plurality of adhesive layer-attached dicing tapes each including a dicing tape and an adhesive layer laminated on the dicing tape, which are laminated on the separator at a predetermined interval in such a manner that the adhesive layer attaches to the separator, in which the separator has a cut formed along the outer periphery of the dicing tape, and the depth of the cut is at most ? of the thickness of the separator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Naohide Takamoto, Goji Shiga, Fumiteru Asai
  • Patent number: 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: 20150037533
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a core stiffened structure includes orienting the plurality of core wafers in a non-uniform pattern onto a first face sheet, the non-uniform pattern producing non-uniform spacing between adjacent core wafers; assembling a second face sheet onto the plurality of wafers; and curing an adhesive to create a bond between the plurality of wafers, the first face sheet, and the second face sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip A. Kendrick, Paul K. Oldroyd, David G. Carlson
  • Publication number: 20150027623
    Abstract: A wrappable protective sleeve for providing protection to at least one elongate member contained therein and methods of construction and use thereof are provided. The sleeve includes a flexible textile wall having opposite inner and outer faces bounded by opposite edges and opposite ends. The opposite edges extend generally parallel to one another between the opposite ends. A pair of adhesive layers is bonded to the inner face, with each of the adhesive layers being spaced from one another. The adhesive layers extend between the opposite ends adjacent the opposite edges. Further, a release paper is releasably adhered to the pair of adhesive layers for subsequent removal and use of the sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: Federal-Mogul Powertrain, Inc.
    Inventors: Cassie M. Malloy, Jean Ferrand, Danny E. Winters, Tianqi Gao
  • Patent number: 8920594
    Abstract: A thermoplastic matrix airframe structure section includes a multitude of thermoplastic matrix frame members and a multitude of thermoplastic matrix beam members which form a substructure, which receives a thermoplastic matrix inner cap grid structure, a thermoplastic matrix outer cap grid structure, and a thermoplastic matrix skin which are in-situ co-bonded to the substructure to significantly strengthen and unify the substructure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Carstensen, William V. Forster, Christian A. Rogg
  • Publication number: 20140366713
    Abstract: A method of protecting a user from a strike by a maximum threat includes adhesively bonding a plurality of solid elements to a support structure in a planar array, dimensions and material properties of the solid elements, support structure, and adhesive being selected to cause an impacted solid element to be dislodged by the maximum threat, and to combine its mass with the projectile for reduced velocity and increased impact area. The support structure is configured to fail in tensile and to allow the combined projectile and solid element to pass through the support structure. The solid elements can be ceramic, and can be commutated upon impact while remaining substantially intact. The solid elements can include titanium backing layers. After formation, ceramic cores can be compressed upon cooling by an outer ceramic layer having a higher coefficient of thermal expansion, the outer layer being formed by glazing or doping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Charles A. Howland
  • Patent number: 8894793
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a liquid crystal display device by feeding carrier films from continuous rolls, respectively, and by bonding optical films, which are being peeled off or have been peeled off from the carrier films, respectively, to first and second panel surfaces of a liquid crystal panel, respectively, with a pressure-sensitive adhesive interposed therebetween so that the liquid crystal display device is obtained. The method includes: a first bonding step including bonding a first optical film to the first panel surface; a rotation step including rotating the liquid crystal panel; a second bonding step including bonding a second optical film to the first optical film; and a third bonding step including bonding a third optical film to the second panel surface of the liquid crystal panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Hirata, Seiji Umemoto
  • Patent number: 8888944
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for bonding a first substrate to a second substrate can include an intermediate layer disposed between the substrates. In one embodiment, the intermediate layer can be disposed to a bonding area of the first substrate and only one adhesive layer can be disposed between the intermediate layer and the second substrate. In other embodiments, a plurality of intermediate layers can be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventors: Erik G. De Jong, Michael K. Pilliod, Chuan Keat Low, James R. Krogdahl, Rimple Bhatia, Justin T. Sawyer, Michael B. Wittenberg
  • Patent number: 8839836
    Abstract: A device for applying at spaced positions (P1, X) over a moving web of material (S) superposed strips of a first (A) and a second (B) includes a first (10, 12) and a second (20, 22) cutting unit arranged cascading with respect to each other. Each unit includes a rotary knife (10, 20) that can be fed with the respective material (A, B) and an anvil roll (12, 22) which cooperates with the respective knife (10, 20) to cut the abovementioned strips of material (A, B). The anvil rolls (12, 22) of the two units are arranged facing each other, movable of concordant motions with respect to each other and configured in such a manner to transfer the strips of the first material (A) from the first anvil roll (12) over the second anvil roll (22) superimposing them to the strips of the second material (B). The second anvil roll (22) then provides for passing over the moving web of material (S) the strips of the first (A) and second material (B) superimposed to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Fameccanica.Data S.p.A.
    Inventors: Nicola Cocozzella, Francesco D'Aponte
  • Patent number: 8834665
    Abstract: A method for assembling and bonding pieces of stained glass and a permanent template to a transparent panel. Grout is then used to fill in the open spaces between the stained glass pieces to create a stained glass mosaic. This embodiment allows light to pass completely through the stained glass mosaic, illuminating the stained glass mosaic inside of the permanent template and stabilizing the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventor: Bonnie Meyer Morse
  • Patent number: 8808490
    Abstract: Composite tape is laminated onto a substrate using a gantry to move a tape laminating head along the length of the substrate. The laminating head is mounted for movement along a beam on the gantry that extends across the width of the substrate. The direction of lamination may be altered by changing the angular orientation of the beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Thomas J. Hagman, Gregory Lowman Branch, James P. Dwyer, Brian Edward Hood, Erik Lund, Wade Matthew Morris, Jonathan Richard Schwedhelm, Thomas C. Stone
  • Patent number: 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: 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: 8702895
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing the cushioning elements may include utilizing a die with a plurality of die elements positioned in a particular arrangement. A polymer material, which may be a polymer foam material, is located between the die and an extractor. The polymer material is compressed between the die and the extractor, and the die elements cut the polymer material to form a plurality of pad components, which are arranged like the die elements. The die and the extractor are separated, and the pad components are secured to the extractor in the arrangement of the die elements. Additionally, the pad components are bonded to at least one material layer such that the pad components remain in the arrangement of the die elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: David Turner
  • Publication number: 20140063433
    Abstract: The described embodiments relate generally to liquid crystal displays (LCDs), and more particularly to methods for extending a glass portion of a display to an edge of a display housing. In one embodiment, a thin cover glass layer is provided between a color filter glass layer and an upper polarizer. The thin cover glass layer is supported along an edge of the display by a filler material that can include a foam dam and a glass spacer or adhesive filler. The filler material allows the cover glass layer to be supported without damaging any drivers or circuits located on an underlying thin film transistor glass layer. In another embodiment, a glass spacer circuit with integrated drivers and circuitry on its lower surface can support the cover glass along the edge of the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Lee Benson, Bryan W. Posner, Jun Qi, Victor Hao-En Yin, Christiaan A. Ligtenberg, Dinesh C. Mathew, Adam T. Garelli
  • Patent number: 8663423
    Abstract: A method, composition, and article are disclosed relating to the formation of a hump seal on an aircraft transparency. The method includes applying to the aircraft transparency an adhesive composition having a Part A and a Part B. Part A includes a plasticizer, a cross-linking agent, and an adhesion promoter. Part B includes a moisture resister and an abrasion resister, with the adhesive composition being substantially sulfide free. In one example, the moisture resister includes polybutadiene. In another example, the adhesion promoter includes an epoxy silane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfredo M. Reyes, Jr., John R. Short, Santo Randazzo
  • Patent number: 8591689
    Abstract: A method for selectively producing film laminates for packaging and for insulating unpackaged electronic components and functional patterns and corresponding device. The method coat surface regions of functional patterns arranged on a substrate and/or of surface regions of semiconductor chips arranged on the substrate. An insulation is to be effectively adapted in its properties to different requirements of functional patterns and/or electronic components. Film regions are laminated on surface regions in such a way that the properties of the plastics material of the film regions are adapted to the function of the film. This adaptation is individual and selective. Various films are used. The method is suitable in particular for coating or packaging electronic components or active and passive devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jörg Naundorf, Karl Weidner, Hans Wulkesch
  • Patent number: 8585852
    Abstract: A method includes steps of: encapsulating at least a first passive radio frequency identification transponder assembly between two plies of flexible porous planar polymer material intimately bonded together around the assembly, each ply being microvoided substantially uniformly throughout, to form a multilayer planar core; and scoring the multilayer core to define at least a first multilayer, integral, individual planar radio frequency identification element including the first passive radio frequency identification transponder assembly separable from a remainder of the core. The encapsulating step may further include encapsulating a second passive radio frequency identification transponder assembly with the first between the plies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Vanguard Identification Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard O. Warther
  • Publication number: 20130276974
    Abstract: Embodiments of method of manufacturing an implantable pump, including providing an upper layer comprising a dome structure for housing a drug chamber and a cannula in fluid communication with the drug chamber, providing a middle deflection layer adjacent the drug chamber, providing a bottom layer comprising electrolysis electrodes, and bonding the upper layer, middle deflection layer, and bottom layer to form the pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Changlin Pang, Fukang Jiang, Jason Shih, Sean Caffey, Mark S. Humayun, Yu-Chong Tai
  • Patent number: 8557079
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polyethylene material that has a plurality of unidirectionally oriented polyethylene monolayers cross-piled and compressed at an angle to one another, each polyethylene monolayer composed of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene and essentially devoid of resins. The present invention further relates to ballistic resistant articles that include or incorporate the inventive polyethylene material and to methods of preparing the material and articles incorporating same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventors: Shalom Geva, Yuval Fuchs
  • Publication number: 20130251935
    Abstract: The plurality of pieces of low density cellular material, such as foam plastics, form a core panel having opposite side surfaces and with adjacent pieces having opposing edge surfaces extending between the side surfaces. Sheets of flexible material, such as veils or mats or scrim, are adhesively attached to the side surfaces, and portions of one sheet extend between the opposing adjacent edge surfaces for limiting flexing of the panel. The pieces may be tapered, and portions of the one sheet may project between the edge surfaces either partially or fully to form double wall webs. The webs may have flanges adhesively attached to the other sheet on the opposite side. One sheet may also be stretchable in areas not adhesively attached to the pieces to provide for curving the panel from a planar position maintained by the sheet on the opposite side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventors: Stephen W. Day, Michael S. Sheppard, Frederick Stoll, Danny Tilton
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8500944
    Abstract: A self contained disposable bonded carry handle comprised of a layer of bonding material having a bottom side and a top side being coated with a pressure sensitive adhesive, said top side being coated with pressure sensitive adhesive about the periphery, at least one flexible handle having a first end and a second end affixed to the pressure sensitive adhesive on the top side of the bonding layer such that the center portion of the handle is movable and foldable, a protective layer affixed to the adhesive layer on the top side of the bonding layer, said protective layer having an opening to allow for access to the handle, and a surface layer having a centralized hole and a bottom layer substantially coated with pressure sensitive adhesive, said bottom layer affixed to the protective layer such that the handle passes through the centralized hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Inventor: Patricia Lawrence
  • Publication number: 20130133668
    Abstract: The abdominal elevator comprises a body portion made from a flexible foam, a polymer, paper or fabric having at least one upper edge and, optionally, two or more side edges, with a shape ranging from triangular to rectangular to oval with one or more straps attached to one or more of the edges and also having an anterior surface and a posterior surface having a adhesive applied to the posterior surface. The straps of the abdominal elevator are attached to the bedrail using a secure method that comfortably elevates, retracts and retains the abdominal pannus during a surgical procedure that requires access to the lower abdomen and/or groin area that would otherwise be obstructed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Inventor: Mark Allen Fisher
  • Patent number: 8445776
    Abstract: A solar cell module comprising a solar cell layer and a sheet comprising at least one layer of a sodium ionomer composition, wherein the sodium ionomer composition consists essentially of a sodium ionomer that is an ionic, neutralized derivative of a precursor ?-olefin carboxylic acid copolymer, wherein about 10% to about 35% of the total content of the carboxylic acid groups present in the precursor ?-olefin carboxylic acid copolymer have been neutralized with sodium ions, and wherein the precursor ?-olefin carboxylic acid copolymer comprises (i) copolymerized units of an ?-olefin having 2 to 10 carbons and (ii) about 20 to about 25 wt %, based on the total weight of the ?-olefin carboxylic acid copolymer, of copolymerized units of an ?,?-ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acid having 3 to 8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Richard Allen Hayes, Rebecca L. Smith, Kristof Proost, Steven C. Pesek, Charles Anthony Smith
  • 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: 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: 8273208
    Abstract: A structural composite laminate and method of making the same are provided. The laminate includes first and second skins or laminas, and a core positioned between the first and second laminas. The core contains thermoplastic and/or substantially inelastic polymeric particles with inter-particle interstices between the polymeric particles. Optionally, the polymeric particles are arranged discontinuously to establish gaps between adjacent particles along at least one dimension of the laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Intrinsix, LLC
    Inventor: Timothy Alan Brinner
  • 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: 8248246
    Abstract: An RFID-tag fabricating apparatus for fabricating an RFID tag provided with an IC circuit, including a substrate-accommodating device for accommodating a first substrate in the form of a tape having a printable surface and a second substrate in the form of a tape to be bonded to the first substrate, a printing device operable to form a predetermined printed indicium on the printable surface of the first substrate, a tag-tape forming device operable to form a tag tape, by bonding together the first and second substrates such that a plurality of IC circuit portions are interposed between the first and second substrates, a tag-tape cutting device operable to cut the tag tape formed by the tag-tape forming device, and a tag-tape cutting control portion operable to change a length of a segment of the tag tape to be obtained as the RFID tag by cutting of the tag tape by the tag-tape cutting device, on the basis of a length of the printed indicium formed on the first substrate, and such that the segment includes at
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazunari Taki, Kunihiro Yasui, Koji Sugiyama, Mitsugi Tanaka, Hiroshi Uchigashima, Koji Takito
  • Publication number: 20120193016
    Abstract: A composite sandwich structure comprises a core sandwiched between composite laminate facesheets. The core includes a plurality of core sections spliced together at joints that incorporate integral features for arresting the propagation of irregularities in the facesheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Charles R. Saff, John H. Fogarty, Haozhong Gu, Terry D. Richardson, Kevin M. Retz
  • Patent number: 8231756
    Abstract: The present application discloses a composite pad structure that includes a substrate bonded to a plurality of discrete, spaced-apart, resilient elements engaged to at least one reinforcing structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Applied FT Composite Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Kim
  • Patent number: 8197621
    Abstract: A planar heating element using for carbon micro-fibers and its manufacturing method have developed. The high-resistant carbon micro-fibers and carbon powder are efficiently coated to completely replace a conventional heating element using resistance heat of a nichrome wire. A single heating element is possibly formed to have a large width and an ultra thin heating element without temperature restriction by overcoming drawbacks of a carbon powder printed heating element serving as an initial module of the planar heating element. Thus, it is possible to produce the various convenient heating elements or heating modules using DC and AC electricity without restriction by solving problems in installation and use, for example, space restriction, thereby various convenient heating elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Naos Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: In Jung
  • Publication number: 20120103388
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention contemplate the formation of a solar cell module comprising an array of interconnected solar cells that are formed using an automated processing sequence that is used to form a novel planar solar cell interconnect structure. In one embodiment, the module structure described herein includes a patterned adhesive layer that is disposed on a backsheet to receive and bond a plurality of conducting ribbons thereon. The substantially planar bonded conducting ribbons are then used to interconnect an array of solar cell devices to form a solar cell module that can be electrically connected to one or more external components, such as an electrical power grid, satellites, electronic devices or other similar power requiring units. Embodiments of the invention may further provide a roll-to-roll system that is configured to serially form a plurality of solar cell modules over different portions of a backsheet material received from a roll of backsheet material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: David H. Meakin, Fares Bagh, James Gee, William Bottenberg
  • Patent number: RE43441
    Abstract: A flexible material includes a plurality of separate resilient elements joined to a flexible, resiliently stretchable substrate. Such a material is suitable for providing protective war for human and animal bodies. Preferably, the elements includes a foam material such as a closed cell polyethylene foam and the substrate includes a knitted fabric. In an advantageous embodiment, a second flexible substrate is bonded over the elements to sandwich them between the two layers of substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Stirling Mouldings Limited
    Inventor: David Stirling Taylor
  • Patent number: RE43994
    Abstract: A flexible material includes a plurality of separate resilient elements joined to a flexible, resiliently stretchable substrate. Such a material is suitable for providing protective war for human and animal bodies. Preferably, the elements includes a foam material such as a closed cell polyethylene foam and the substrate includes a knitted fabric. In an advantageous embodiment, a second flexible substrate is bonded over the elements to sandwich them between the two layers of substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Stirling Mouldings Limited
    Inventor: David Stirling Taylor
  • Patent number: RE44851
    Abstract: A flexible material includes a plurality of separate resilient elements joined to a flexible, resiliently stretchable substrate. Such a material is suitable for providing protective war for human and animal bodies. Preferably, the elements includes a foam material such as a closed cell polyethylene foam and the substrate includes a knitted fabric. In an advantageous embodiment, a second flexible substrate is bonded over the elements to sandwich them between the two layers of substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Stirling Mouldings Limited
    Inventor: David Stirling Taylor
  • Patent number: RE45402
    Abstract: A flexible material includes a plurality of separate resilient elements joined to a flexible, resiliently stretchable substrate. Such a material is suitable for providing protective war for human and animal bodies. Preferably, the elements includes a foam material such as a closed cell polyethylene foam and the substrate includes a knitted fabric. In an advantageous embodiment, a second flexible substrate is bonded over the elements to sandwich them between the two layers of substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Stirling Mouldings Limited
    Inventor: David Stirling Taylor