Opposed Laminae Are Running Length Webs Patents (Class 156/301)
  • Patent number: 9406826
    Abstract: The invention relates to a flexible electrical generator comprising at least one photovoltaic device and a flexible support, wherein said photovoltaic device is attached to the flexible support and wherein the flexible support comprises a fabric comprising high-strength polymeric fibers, said flexible support comprising also a plastomer wherein said plastomer is a semi-crystalline copolymer of ethylene or propylene and one or more C2 to C12 ?-olefin co-monomers and wherein said plastomer having a density as measured according to ISO1183 of between 860 and 930 kg/m3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Petrus Marinus Plug, Leonardus Jacobus Johannus Wilhemus Welzen, Fanciscus Gerardus Henricus Van Duijnhoven, Josephina Johanna Maria Gerarda Swagten
  • Publication number: 20150114457
    Abstract: This disclosure generally relates to films capable of use in a flexible photovoltaic solar module, rolls of films capable of use in a flexible photovoltaic solar module, processes of making the films and rolls of films, to flexible photovoltaic solar modules including such films, and to methods of making flexible solar modules. One exemplary process involves providing at least two discrete segments of a multilayer barrier film and placing a segment of protective layer adjacent to two of the adjacent discrete segments of multilayer barrier film such that the first and second terminal edges of the segment of protective layer span the gap between the discrete segments of barrier film to form a continuous film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Mark D. Weigel, Michael D. Delmore, Dennis M. Brunner, Andrew T. Ruff
  • 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: 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: 20150004714
    Abstract: A system and method for analyzing contaminants such as hydrocarbons in soil and ground water utilizes a reaction device comprising a catalyst encapsulated in a permeable material and processes that device in contact with a contaminant in an analytical device in order to generate a spectrogram indicative of the contaminants in the soil and ground water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: HANBY INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventor: John David Hanby
  • 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: 8663421
    Abstract: An apparatus that manufactures an absorbent article includes a rotating member that rotates in a state where the rotating member is opposing one face of a continuous sheet that is moving, the rotating member having an arcuate retaining surface that retains a work, the rotating member causing the work to be moved to a position where the work is nipped between the one face and the arcuate retaining surface by rotating in a state where the work is retained on the arcuate retaining surface; and a pressing member that bonds a continuous sheet and a work together by coming into contact with another face of the continuous sheet when the work reaches the position and pressing the continuous sheet towards the arcuate retaining surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Ogasawara, Noriaki Ito
  • 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: 8540839
    Abstract: Resealable multi-ply labels are made from webs along an inline press that include a base label ply and an overlaminate for capturing onserts between them. The base label plies carry an adhesive layer on the bottom surface for mounting the resealable multi-ply labels to articles. The base plies each include a hinge area, an attachment area, a tab area, and an intermediate area separating the hinge area from the attachment area. The overlaminates form permanent bonds with both the hinge areas and the tab areas of the base plies and form reusable bonds with the attachment areas of the base plies. The permanently bonded tab areas of the base plies provide access for releasing the overlaminates from the attachment areas of the base plies and exposing the onserts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: WS Packaging Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert C. Zietlow, Patrick A. Young
  • Patent number: 8467192
    Abstract: A method for producing a rollable web with successive antennas, where an electronic chip is attached to an antenna in a predetermined position. The position of an electronic chip changes with respect to the antenna when compared to at least some of the chips within individual and successive antennas. A rollable web includes successive antennas, where electronic chips are attached to antennas in a predetermined position. In the rollable web, the position of a chip changes with respect to the antenna compared to at least some of the chips within individual and successive antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Smartrac IP B.V.
    Inventor: Samuli Strömberg
  • 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: 8298359
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a recycled prepreg material in strip form, is composed of fiber sections embedded in a resin matrix. A charge of flat scraps from a prepreg starting material is supplied, recording the overall area of the scraps. Then the scraps are fragmented by cutting so as to obtain cut fragments of predetermined size. A strip of backing material and a strip of protective material are supplied. The cut fragments are then distributed in a random manner on the strip of backing material, the feeding speed of the strip of backing material being adjusted depending on the recorded area of the input scraps, so that the cut fragments form a substantially homogeneous layer. The strip of protective material is then arranged over the cut fragments distributed on the strip of backing material, and the whole assembly is then compacted so as to form a strip of recycled prepreg material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Alenia Aeronautica S.p.A.
    Inventors: Sabato Inserra Imparato, Giuseppe Pace, Luigi Capasso, Eugenio Villella, Luca Di Tommaso, Carmine Rota, Emmanuele D'Agostino, Marco Fassero
  • Patent number: 8168029
    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: October 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Fiberforge Corporation
    Inventors: David R. Cramer, Neal J. Beidleman, Colin R. Chapman, Don O. Evans, Michael K. Passmore, Michael L. Skinner
  • Patent number: 8168034
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of an absorbent article according to the present invention includes the steps of: splitting an elastic member bundle having line-splitting strength within the predetermined range into multiple first elastic members by feeding the elastic member bundle in an MD via a line splitter, the line-splitting strength measured by a predetermined measuring method; applying an adhesive at least on a predetermined curved line on a web continuously conveyed; and placing the multiple elastic members thus split on the web while swinging the elastic members in a CD. The elastic member bundle is formed by splitting a single original elastic member with a slit into the multiple elastic members, and bundling and pressurizing the multiple elastic members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventor: Toshifumi Otsubo
  • Patent number: 8075543
    Abstract: A disposable diaper 1 includes a topsheet 2, a backsheet 3, and an absorbent member 4 between the sheets 2 and 3. A pair of leg flaps 5 each having an elastic member is provided along the laterally opposite side edges of the absorbent member 4. Each of the leg flaps 5 is fixed at its front end portion 52 and rear end portion 53 to a portion C, one of longitudinally opposite end portions of the diaper, and to a portion B, the other end portion, in such a configuration that each of the leg flaps 5 may be folded back over the side of the backsheet 3 when the disposable diaper 1 is in a flat-out state with the elastic members stretched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventor: Yasuyuki Okuda
  • Patent number: 8048253
    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: September 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Fiberforge Corporation
    Inventors: David R. Cramer, Neal J. Beidleman, Colin R. Chapman, Don O. Evans, Michael K. Passmore, Michael L. Skinner
  • Patent number: 7967941
    Abstract: A laminate comprising aramid paper containing aramid fiber and aramid pulp and polyester film, the aramid paper and polyester film having been subjected to plasma surface treatment before laminating, wherein the aramid paper and polyester film are continuously bonded to each other. The disclosure is concerned with a process for manufacturing the laminate and an apparatus for manufacturing the laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignees: Hitachi Engineering & Services Co., Ltd., Kawamura Sangyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Nakanishi, Kenichirou Tada, Miyoshi Yokura, Tetsuo Inoue
  • Patent number: 7951126
    Abstract: An absorbent article is disclosed in which an absorbent body intervenes between a liquid permeable front sheet and a back sheet. A middle-height portion is provided by thickening a front surface of an approximately center area of the absorbent body with respect to a standard portion absorbent body. The article includes leakage preventing grooves which extend to a longitudinal direction of the absorbent article are provided on both sides which sandwich a body fluid discharge portion area in the area of the middle-height portion, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Daio Paper Corporation
    Inventors: Ayako Nanjyo, Yasuo Ido
  • Patent number: 7927446
    Abstract: Multicolored film composites are produced by laminating a support film with at least two different-colored top films. The surface of the top films or of the film composite is provided with a surface structure. The support film is a film of thermoplastic foam material, and the top films are laminated on in temporal succession and in overlapping relationship onto the support film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Benecke-Kaliko AG
    Inventors: Eberhard Rost, Siegfreid Höfchen, Matthias Reik
  • Patent number: 7901537
    Abstract: A cargo trailer includes a floor, a roof and a side wall extending vertically upward between the floor and roof. The side wall includes a substantially gas impermneable outer liner panel and a substantially gas impermeable inner liner panel. The inner liner panel includes at least one glass and polymer layer and one gas impermeable barrier layer. The inner liner panel can also be used to form the roof and replace the outer liner panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Great Dane Limited Partnership
    Inventors: John M. Jones, Charles R. Fetz, Daniel J. McCormack, Maung Aye Than, Melanie R. Tatum
  • Patent number: 7875149
    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: June 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfredo M. Reyes, Jr., John R. Short, Santo Randazzo
  • Patent number: 7867210
    Abstract: In a disposable absorbent article structured such that an article body is composed of at least a top sheet arrange in a front face side, a back sheet arranged in a back face side and an absorber interposed between both of top sheet and back sheet, and a feces pocket is provided in a hip contact portion of the article body, wherein an opening portion of the feces pocket is covered with a mesh sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Daio Paper Corporation
    Inventors: Yosuke Mori, Shinichi Kouno, Tomoka Kamoto
  • Publication number: 20100215887
    Abstract: The present invention provides a high-quality multilayer thermoplastic-resin-reinforced sheet material having excellent mechanical properties and drapeability in which a thermoplastic resin excellent in recycling efficiency and shock resistance is used as a matrix; a method for efficiently producing the multilayer thermoplastic-resin-reinforced sheet material in a short time; and a thermoplastic-resin multilayer reinforced molding formed of the multilayer thermoplastic-resin-reinforced sheet material, in which the high quality and the mechanical properties are maintained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2007
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Applicant: FUKUI PREFECTURAL GOVERNMENT
    Inventor: Kazumasa Kawabe
  • Patent number: 7779533
    Abstract: A fabrication process produces markers for a magnetomechanical electronic article surveillance system. The marker includes a magnetomechanical element comprising one or more resonator strips of magnetostrictive amorphous metal alloy; a housing having a cavity sized and shaped to accommodate the resonator strips for free mechanical vibration therewithin; and a non-deactivatable bias magnet adapted to magnetically bias the magnetomechanical element. The process employs adaptive control of the cut length of the resonator strips, correction of the length being based on deviation of the actual marker resonant frequency from a preselected, target marker frequency. Use of adaptive, feedback control advantageously results in a much tighter distribution of actual resonant frequencies. Also provided is a web-fed press for continuously producing such markers with adaptive control of the resonator strip length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Phenix Label Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Johannes Maxmillian Peter, Mark Thomas Hibshman, Mark Charles Volz, Raymond Dean Newton
  • Patent number: 7572351
    Abstract: The invention provides a process for producing a wiring circuit board, which comprises the steps of: (A) forming a conductor layer of a predetermined pattern on an insulating layer; (B) forming a photosensitive solder resist layer on the insulating layer and the patterned conductor layer formed on the insulating layer; (C) disposing a transparent protective film on the photosensitive solder resist layer; and (D) exposing the photosensitive solder resist layer to a light through the transparent protective film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventor: Naito Toshiki
  • Publication number: 20090004505
    Abstract: A reduced-foil laminate, system, and method of making a reduced-foil laminate can include a non-metal core layer, a first outer metal layer, and a second outer metal layer having the first outer layer and second outer layer being laminated to the core layer on opposite sides of the core layer. The laminate can be symmetrical and asymmetrical. The laminate can be die-cuttable, and/or heat sealable. Embodiments of the laminate can remain substantially free from curling and may be readily denested during package processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2008
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Inventor: Dennis Carespodi
  • Patent number: 7431791
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for manufacturing personal care absorbent articles. Such personal care absorbent article includes a fastening area in the front portion for receiving fastener material thereon. First and second fault lines are formed on opposing sides of the fastening area leaving uncut web portions at the fault lines during selected manufacturing operations, thus to support machine direction stresses on the front portion web, and subsequently trimming away such uncut web portions of the fault lines. Fastener material is applied over the first and second fault lines, thus bridging the fault lines. The fastener material is releasable secured to the fastening area, non-releasable secured to the front portion outwardly of the respective fault lines, and unsecured to the front portion between the fastening area and the fault lines thus to support a re-fastening feature of such personal care absorbent articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Harold Norbert Heller, Donald Joseph Sanders, Paul Theodore Van Gompel, Lori Sue Schutkoske, Cindy Lou Price, Suzanne Marie Schmoker, Sarah Jane Marie Freiburger, Mary Anne Bruemmer-Prestley, Paul William Christoffel
  • Patent number: 7419562
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a disposable undergarment includes moving a web of body panel material in a longitudinal machine direction, cutting the web of body panel material along the longitudinal machine direction and thereby forming a rear body panel web and a front body panel web, each having a respective inner edge including peaks and valleys. Each of the front and rear body panel webs has a minimum rise forming at least in part leg opening portions of the front and rear body panel webs. The method further includes separating the front and rear body panel webs in a lateral cross direction, and bridging the gap between the crotch portions of the front and rear body panel webs with a crotch member, but with the crotch member not covering the valleys defining the minimum rises of each of the front and rear body panel webs. A disposable undergarment is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul T. Van Gompel, Russell E. Thorson
  • Patent number: 7303641
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing cellular laminate structural panels includes one or more supply stations of a flexible strip material including folding rollers for sequentially folding the strip material into cellular structures and feeding the cellular structures into a conveyor where the cellular structures are held in compression. The apparatus further includes a laminating station where the folded cellular structures are laminated to an upper and/or lower sheet material to which lines of a bonding medium have been applied prior to engagement with the cellular structures. The folded cellular structures are heated before engaging the sheet material so as to enhance the bonding of the sheet material to the cellular structures and subsequent to bonding, the laminate is passed through a cooling station to set the bonding medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Assignee: Hunter Douglas Inc.
    Inventors: Paul G. Swiszcz, Ko Kuperus, Tim Jeske, Eugene Ballard, Stephen Cook
  • Patent number: 7244332
    Abstract: The Invention relates to a method for the manufacture of a smart label web. The smart label web comprises smart labels placed one after another and/or side by side and comprising a circuitry pattern and an integrated circuit on a chip therein. In the method, an electrical contact is formed between the integrated circuit on a chip and the circuitry pattern of the smart label in the smart label web in such a way that a structural part separated from a separate carrier web and comprising an integrated circuit on a chip is attached to the smart label. The structural part contains a thermoplastic material whereby it is attached to the smart label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: Rafsec Oy
    Inventors: Samuli Strömberg, Marko Hanhikorpi
  • Patent number: 7220335
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an undergarment includes moving a web of body panel material in a longitudinal machine direction and cutting the web of body panel material along the longitudinal machine direction to thereby form a rear body panel web and a front body panel web each having a maximum rise and a minimum rise respectively. The maximum rise of each of the rear and front body panel webs is greater than the minimum rise of a corresponding one of the rear and front body panel webs. The method further includes shifting at least one of the rear and front body panel webs in the longitudinal machine direction and thereby aligning the maximum rises of the rear and front body panel webs. The method further includes aligning a s crotch member with the maximum rises of the rear and front body panel webs and connecting the crotch member to the front and rear body panels. The crotch member includes at least one stretchable component including an elastic material. A disposable undergarment is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul T. Van Gompel, Russell E. Thorson
  • Patent number: 7197798
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a piezoelectric macro-fiber composite actuator comprises making a piezoelectric fiber sheet by providing a plurality of wafers of piezoelectric material, bonding the wafers together with an adhesive material to form a stack of alternating layers of piezoelectric material and adhesive material, and cutting through the stack in a direction substantially parallel to the thickness of the stack and across the alternating layers of piezoelectric material and adhesive material to provide at least one piezoelectric fiber sheet having two sides comprising a plurality of piezoelectric fibers in juxtaposition to the adhesive material. The method further comprises bonding two electrically conductive films to the two sides of the piezoelectric fiber sheet. At least one conductive film has first and second conductive patterns formed thereon which are electrically isolated from one another and in electrical contact with the piezoelectric fiber sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventors: W. Keats Wilkie, Robert G. Bryant, Robert L. Fox, Richard F. Hellbaum, James W. High, Rosemary Jalink, legal representative, Bruce D. Little, Paul H. Mirick, Antony Jalink, Jr., deceased
  • Patent number: 7191814
    Abstract: A resin film is provided wherein distortions generated at ear portions of films at shorter sides of a resin film coated heat insulating/sound absorbing material can be eliminated. The front and rear surfaces and both side surfaces in the direction of longer sides of the inorganic fiber mats are covered with band shaped resin films in a state that a predetermined spacing is provided between the mats, and the resin films are cut at a portion between the mats by a cutting blade along a direction of shorter sides in a state that the films are pressed by a pressing member, the resin films are pressed by the pressing member having film setting portions at both ends of a bottom surface thereof, whereby the slopes of the film setting portions prevent the ear portions of the resin films at the cutting portion from spreading sideways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Asahi Fiber Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Takashi Bandou, Masataka Yasu, Takashi Mashimo
  • Patent number: 7144470
    Abstract: This invention concerns a process and a device for producing strip elements for electronically securing articles and a corresponding produced strip element. The aim of the invention is to present a process, a device, and a strip element which can be economically produced according to said process. As for the process, the aim is achieved in that an endless strip of electronically detectable material is fed and is cut into individual segments of a defined length, in that the individual segments are advanced by means of a conveyor, the speed of which is greater than the speed at which the endless strip is fed, the relative velocity being adjusted to provide the desired interval between two consecutive strip segments, and in that the segments separated by intervals are given a coating on one or both sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: Checkpoint Systems International GmbH
    Inventors: Detlef Duschek, Gordon Klassen
  • Patent number: 7070672
    Abstract: A process (100) for forming an article (20) includes delivering an article web (120) which provides an interconnected plurality of article-segments (104). At least one selected article-segment (104) can include at least one wing-panel component or member (142), which has been operatively joined to its corresponding, selected article-segment (104) and configured to extend beyond at least one laterally-opposed side edge of said article web (120) in an intermediate portion (76) of the corresponding article-segment (104). The process (100) can also include a substantially continuous severing of the article web (120) and the at least one wing-panel member (142) to provide a contoured composite web. The contoured composite web can include at least one contoured wing-panel (142). In addition, a contoured side-edge (64) of the contoured wing-panel (142) can be configured to extend substantially continuously from a cooperatively contoured side-edge (74) of the article web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Glory Framary Alcantara, David Joseph Nickel, Arthur Wesley Leiphart
  • Patent number: 7025850
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for masking a planar surface and providing information at the point of use of an assembly including the planar surface are disclosed. In one advantageous method in accordance with the present invention, a masking material comprising a substrate and an adhesive disposed over a first face of the substrate is provided. One or more strips of masking material are applied to a planar surface, and an information bearing sheet is applied over the one or more strips of masking material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Cardinal Glass Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Trpkovski
  • Patent number: 7018502
    Abstract: A label includes a base label having upper and lower opposed surfaces and first and second opposed ends. A base adhesive coats the lower surface of the base label. A top panel overlies the upper surface of the base label and is joined to the base label adjacent the first end. The top panel has an upper surface. A tab having upper and lower opposed surfaces overlies the upper surface of the base label. An adhesive patch is interposed between the base label and the tab adjacent the second end. The adhesive patch secures the lower surface of the tab to the upper surface of the base label. A laminate cover overlies the top panel and the tab. A laminate adhesive secures the laminate cover to the upper surface of the top panel and releasably joins the laminate cover to the upper surface of the tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: Pharmagraphics (Southeast), LLC
    Inventors: Carl W. Treleaven, Glenn A. Grosskopf
  • Patent number: 7014729
    Abstract: Radio frequency identification labels are made in a high speed and effective manner in a variety of different ways utilizing a number of different sources of RFID inlets, each inlet including an antenna and a chip. A plurality of webs are matched together and RFID labels are die cut from the webs, to produce lined RFID labels. Alternatively linerless RFID labels are produced from a composite web with a release material on one face and pressure sensitive adhesive on the other, the labels formed by perforations in the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Moore Wallace North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert E. Grabau, Nancy G. Mitchell, Thomas P. Nash, Eric V. Palmer, Adele C. Shipston, John R. Soltysiak
  • Patent number: 6979380
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a disposable undergarment includes moving a web of body panel material in a longitudinal machine direction and cutting the web of body panel material along the longitudinal machine direction to thereby form a rear body panel web and a front body panel web each having a maximum rise and a minimum rise respectively. The maximum rise of each of the rear and front body panel webs is greater than the minimum rise of a corresponding one of the rear and front body panel webs. The method further includes shifting at least one of the rear and front body panel webs in the longitudinal machine direction and thereby aligning the maximum rises of the rear and front body panel webs. The method further includes separating the rear and front body panels in a lateral cross direction, such that the maximum rises of each of the rear and front body panel webs are spaced apart in the lateral cross direction and form a gap therebetween in a non-overlapping relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2005
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell E. Thorson, Paul T. Van Gompel, Jennifer L. Marvin
  • Patent number: 6951595
    Abstract: A method of forming a reinforced polymer film structure is disclosed that includes the steps of slitting a biaxially oriented polymer film web having a top face and a bottom face into a first portion and a second portion, identifying the first portion and the second portion, and placing the first portion atop the second portion, such that the bottom face of the first portion is adjacent the top face of the second portion. This structure provides an impact and tear resistant laminate. Also disclosed is a method of forming a polymer film structure by identifying a molecular orientation direction profile of two portions of biaxially oriented polymer film and layering the two portions such that a molecular orientation direction profile of one does not coincide with a molecular orientation direction profile of the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2005
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Polyester Film, LLC
    Inventors: Charles David Carlson, Jr., Russell Scott Foxhall
  • Patent number: 6936129
    Abstract: A method is provided for continuous mass production of winged absorbent articles, including T-shaped absorbent articles, by attachment of wing portions to the chassis of the absorbent article which comprises a topsheet, a backsheet and a core sandwiched between the topsheet and the backsheet. The method comprises feeding at least one web of wing-making material, which may be at least partly elasticated, simultaneously attaching landing zones in spaced apart relationship on a surface of the web, attaching tape tabs on the edge of the web, folding the web longitudinally in a generally Z-fold configuration, feeding the chassis of the absorbent article in the general direction of the web, severing individual folded wing portions from said web and attaching the winged portions to the chassis at predetermined spaced intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Assignee: First Quality Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Hamzeh Karami, Donald Roy Dodelin
  • Patent number: 6915829
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for cutting and placing limp pieces of material on an article component. The apparatus, which is particularly constructed for positioning the relative placement of two cut piece, includes a vacuum conveyor which holds the article component in a regular and secure position prior to and during placement of a cut piece onto the component. A cut piece is formed and transferred to a conveyor on a single, constant speed anvil roll without the need for intervening rolls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2005
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Popp, Joseph D. Coenen
  • Patent number: 6911106
    Abstract: A process for placement of indicator elements in a disposable wearing article includes a step in which indication sheets each having the pair of indicator elements are placed on an outer web, a step in which the indication sheets are joined to the outer web, a step in which the outer web is cut together with the indication sheet to obtain first and second outer webs, a step in which the first and second outer webs are separated from each other, a step in which an inner web is placed upon and joined to the first and second outer webs to obtain a composite web, a step in which a liquid-absorbent panels are joined onto the inner web and a step in which the composite web and the panel are cut together to obtain individual articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Toshifumi Otsubo, Hiroki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 6893528
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying a cutting edge tape or a reinforcing tape to a substrate by feeding and cutting lengths of tape and advancing the lengths to a vacuum wheel applicator, the feed section of the apparatus comprising a feed roll, an anvil vacuum roll, and a rotary knife adjacent to the anvil vacuum roll, and means for adjusting the speed of the feed roll and the speed of the anvil vacuum roll to vary the length of the tape advanced to the applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2005
    Assignee: Adalis Corporation
    Inventors: Scott K. Middelstadt, James N. Hartman
  • Patent number: 6881290
    Abstract: The printed web of paper, from which label booklets are formed, is provided in a punching unit with punch cuts, which form at least one row of punched areas and non-punched areas, wherein the punched areas remain joined to the non-punched areas respectively along a line running in the transverse direction of the web of paper. In the folding unit each punched area is deflected out of the plane of the web of paper by a blast of compressed air, is folded over contrary to the running direction by means of a pressure roller and pressed onto the associated non-punched area. In the laminating unit a transparent web of plastic provided with a self-adhesive coating on its underside is laminated over the folded web of paper and pressed so that a multilayered web is formed, which on its underside lies on a support web, which is provided with an anti-adhesive coating on its side facing the web of paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2005
    Assignee: Schreiner GmbH Co. KB
    Inventors: Robert Unglert, Peter Seidl, Gunter Krebs
  • Patent number: RE41346
    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: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Stirling Mouldings Limited
    Inventor: David Stirling Taylor
  • Patent number: RE42689
    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: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Stirling Mouldings Limited
    Inventor: David Stirling Taylor
  • 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: 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