Butt Edge Joining Of Laminae Patents (Class 156/304.1)
  • Patent number: 10466028
    Abstract: A Coordinate measuring apparatus (100) includes a probe (102) configured to detect a workpiece and a movement mechanism (110) configured to support the probe (102) and enable the probe (102) to move in mutually-orthogonal X, Y, and Z directions. The movement mechanism (110) includes a Z-axis drive portion (141) and a spindle (162) configured to enable the Z-axis drive portion (141) to move relative to the Z direction. The Z-axis drive portion (141) includes a rotational drive mechanism (142) including a rotational drive source (148) and a drive pulley (150) to which the rotational drive source (148) provides rotation, and an open belt (164) fixed to the spindle 162 at both ends of the open belt (164) in the relative movement direction (Z direction) of the Z-axis drive portion (141) and configured to engage with an output shaft (154) of the drive pulley (150).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: MITUTOYO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koji Takesako
  • Patent number: 10407576
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to water repellent coating compositions, kits and methods of applying the same, for use as fireproofing materials. The water repellent spray applied fire resistant material contains an latex polymer(s), such as a vinyl acetate/ethylene copolymer, a silicone, such as methoxy-functional polysiloxane, or both to reduce or eliminate the effect of water damage to the SFRM and underlying substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: United States Mineral Products Company
    Inventor: Qinghua Li
  • Patent number: 10401721
    Abstract: Implementations described herein generally relate to the use of display screens. More specifically, implementations generally relate to a large format transmissive and self-emissive display screen where the display screen includes multiple screens coupled together using transparent adhesive tape. Implementations described herein minimize internal reflections visible to screen viewers when an edge of the adhesive layer is scanned by a beam spot produced by a scanning beam in a scanning beam system having multiple screens held together by the adhesive layer to form a seamless viewing screen. In some implementations, the internal reflections are minimized by applying the adhesive layer between horizontal and vertical seams between each screen of the multiple screens wherein the adhesive layer has non-straight edges so as to minimize the total surface area of the edge of the adhesive layer that falls within the beam spot produced by the scanning beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: PRYSM, INC.
    Inventors: David M. McAndrew, John L. Ritter
  • Patent number: 10282047
    Abstract: A touch panel includes: a wire substrate and a cover substrate joined to each other, wherein the wire substrate includes a sensor electrode; a plurality of signal wires that are electrically connected to the sensor electrode and extend along a circumference of the sensor electrode; and a first light blocking layer that covers at least a signal wire disposed closest to the sensor electrode of the plurality of signal wires, and wherein the cover substrate includes a second light blocking layer that faces a continuous region including an outer edge region of the first light blocking layer and a signal wire disposed so as to be the most distant from the sensor electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Takeshi Kurashima
  • Patent number: 10166720
    Abstract: A manufacturing method for a multilayer wiring board includes: forming a groove on a surface of a first thermoplastic resin board; forming a modified layer made of resin having a melting point lower than a melting point of resin constituting the first thermoplastic resin board, by applying light to a region of the surface of the first thermoplastic resin board other than a region around the groove; filling the groove of the first thermoplastic resin board with conductive material having fluidity; and bonding a second thermoplastic resin board to the surface of the first thermoplastic resin board, on which the modified layer is formed, by thermocompression bonding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takashi Ogawa
  • Patent number: 9820600
    Abstract: An applicator for dispensing seaming adhesive onto the edges of pieces of adjacent floor-covering material is provided. The applicator tip can include, from top to bottom, a leg portion, a relatively narrow ankle portion and a foot portion. The body can connect with a seaming adhesive dispensing device to allow seaming adhesive to flow into a passageway in the body. The ankle portion includes an orifice extending through the applicator tip from side-to-side and intersects with the passageway so that seaming adhesive can flow through the orifice. The foot portion includes a pair of opposing wedges extending sideways from the body. The applicator tip can be drawn along a line of abutment between adjacent pieces of floor-covering material. The ankle portion can further include a glue channel that directs the edges of the floor-covering material towards the orifice so that seaming adhesive can be dispensed along the edges and along the bottom surfaces of the edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Omnimart Distributions Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Despins, Maurice L. Despins
  • Patent number: 9802551
    Abstract: The present subject matter relates to a method for manufacturing a vehicle interior trim part comprising a decor layer which forms a groove, as well as a decor element which is welded in the groove) of the decor layer, wherein the decor element is brought into the groove and is subsequently fixed in the groove by way of welding. According to the present subject matter, a welding head, e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Faurecia Innenraum Systeme GmbH
    Inventors: Maxime Musy, Bruno Boretti, René Zemmrich
  • Patent number: 9375887
    Abstract: A feeding device includes a suspension bar for suspending an annular body. The feeding device includes a feeding bar, which extends in parallel with the suspension bar. The feeding bar is operable to intermittently move the annular body in the feeding direction inside the annular body suspended from the suspension bar. The feeding device includes a motor for operating the feeding bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignees: FUJI SEIKO CO., LTD., FUJI SHOJI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeaki Nomura, Yasunori Ozeki
  • Patent number: 8985513
    Abstract: Honeycomb cores for use in aerospace applications include two honeycomb core sections operably joined at a splice joint, the splice joint defined by a foam adhesive that is sandwiched between a sheet of film adhesive. Methods of assembling honeycomb cores also are disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Thomas A. Dean, Noel T. Gerken, Frederick Leonard Knoll, Kurt Walter Withnell
  • Patent number: 8974891
    Abstract: Methods of forming ceramic matrix composite structures include joining at least two lamina together to form a flexible ceramic matrix composite structure. Ceramic matrix composite structures include at least one region of reduced inter-laminar bonding at a selected location between lamina thereof. Thermal protection systems include at least one seal comprising a ceramic matrix composite material and have at least one region of reduced inter-laminar bonding at a selected location between lamina used to form the seal. Methods of forming thermal protection systems include providing one or more such seals between adjacent panels of a thermal protection system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: COI Ceramics, Inc.
    Inventor: James A. Riedell
  • Publication number: 20150050447
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a flexible sheet of wood strips for use in the fabrication of engineered floor boards or wood sheets and including the machine and method of manufacture of the flexible sheet of wood strips. The wood strips provide a wood floor which has much more stability than a solid wood plank which is much more affected by the temperature in a room and the moisture under the floor board. Also solid wood planks are much more expensive than engineered wood planks where only a very thin layer of quality wood material is utilized. The transverse wood strips are constructed of inferior wood material. Two or more treads of flexible material may be secured transversely to the wood strips to provide additional retention of the wood strips in the flexible sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: BOA-FRANC
    Inventors: François Roy, Jonathan Cloutier, Vincent Tanguay
  • Publication number: 20150024160
    Abstract: A composite structure comprises stacked sets of laminated fiber reinforced resin plies and metal sheets. Edges of the resin plies and metal sheets are interleaved to form a composite-to-metal joint connecting the resin plies with the metal sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Gary Ernest Georgeson, Kenneth Harlan Griess
  • Patent number: 8920589
    Abstract: A pressure sensitive adhesive film attached to a surface is cut by pulling a filament from an adhesive tape applied on to the surface through that part of the film over the tape so as to cut the film and to form a cut edge of the film. The filament is a polyester multi-fiber filament of the order of 16 tex which provides a strength to break of the order of 2 pounds force and an extension of the order of 15% under a load of 1.0 pounds force. The tape comprises a polyethylene substrate of 0.125 inch in width. The filament is extendible so that, when the tape is stretched the filament stretches with the tape and does not pull out or separate. The filament can be broken by hand and has an ability to bend to a radius of curvature of less than 0.5 inches without any stiffness in the filament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventor: Garry Cyrille Alfred VanDenBerghe
  • Patent number: 8905106
    Abstract: End portions of a sheet-shaped rubber member are manually and firmly joined together. A pair of opening/closing members is arranged to sandwich and move along the end portions. An opening/closing mechanism opens/closes the pair of opening/closing members between an open position and a closed position where the end portions are joined together. A pair of guiding rollers is provided to one opening/closing member and guides each of the end portions to a joining position. A pressing roller is provided to the other opening/closing member and presses each of the end portions onto the guiding roller. A pair of joining rollers is provided to the pair of opening/closing members, respectively, and sandwiches each of the end portions guided by the pair of guiding rollers. The joining rollers roll on each of the opposing end portions and abut and join the end portions to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventor: Yuichiro Ogawa
  • Patent number: 8894801
    Abstract: A composite structure comprises stacked sets of laminated fiber reinforced resin plies and metal sheets. Edges of the resin plies and metal sheets are interleaved to form a composite-to-metal joint connecting the resin plies with the metal sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Kenneth Harlan Griess, Gary E. Georgeson
  • Patent number: 8882077
    Abstract: This invention relates seed layers and a process of manufacturing seed layers for casting silicon suitable for use in solar cells or solar modules. The process includes the step of positioning tiles with aligned edges to form seams on a suitable surface, and the step of joining the tiles at the seams to form a seed layer. The step of joining includes heating the tiles to melt at least a portion of the tiles, contacting the tiles at both ends of at least one seam with electrodes, using plasma deposition of amorphous silicon, applying photons to melt a portion of the tiles, and/or layer deposition. Seed layers of this invention include a rectilinear shape of at least about 500 millimeters in width and length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: AMG Idealcast Solar Corporation
    Inventor: Nathan G. Stoddard
  • Patent number: 8857485
    Abstract: An apparatus for welding together thermoplastic hoses comprising two clamping units which in part can be rotated and displaced relative to each other. The two clamping units each have two clamping jaws which comprise through-passages between the clamping jaws in which the hoses can be inserted continuously parallel to each other and squeezed transversely to each other. The apparatus further comprises a heatable blade for severing the hoses and melting the cut edges thereof between the clamping units. An intermediate piece is disposed between the clamping jaws of the clamping units, thereby separating the clamped hoses from each other, and at least one of the two clamping units has inner and outer clamping jaws, wherein the inner clamping jaws are held by the outer clamping jaws and can be adjusted together. In a closed position, the inner clamping jaws and the intermediate piece can be rotated with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Reed Electronics AG
    Inventors: Peter Bühler, Willy Fluder
  • Patent number: 8821665
    Abstract: A method includes: shaping a transparent belt base having opposite ends into a tubular shape with the ends thereof spaced away from or in contact with each other to make a tubular belt base; superposing a release base having a liquid layer of a curable polyurethane elastomer on and in contact with the outer periphery of the tubular belt base inclusive of the space or contact portion between the ends in a manner that the liquid layer is sandwiched in between the transparent belt base and the release base; curing the curable polyurethane elastomer while the liquid layer being sandwiched between the transparent belt base and the release base to form a transparent polyurethane elastomer layer; stripping the release base off the transparent polyurethane elastomer layer; and connecting the ends of the tubular transparent belt base spaced away from or in contact with each other to form a joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kentaro Ageishi
  • Patent number: 8808479
    Abstract: A method of repairing a composite component having a damaged area including: laying a composite patch over the damaged area; activating the shape memory polymer resin to easily and quickly mold said patch to said damaged area; deactivating said shape memory polymer so that said composite patch retains the molded shape; and bonding said composite patch to said damaged part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Cornerstone Research Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick J. Hood
  • Patent number: 8790432
    Abstract: A seam-sealed filter in which the seam is sealed with a seam tape comprised of an expanded fluoropolymer, such as ePTFE and copolymers thereof, having a crosswise matrix modulus of greater than 1,950 psi and an enthalpy ratio of less than 0.6 is disclosed. Such seam-sealed filters are capable of undergoing greater than 50,000 pulse-jet or reverse air cleaning cycles without substantial cracking or peeling of the sealed seam. Accordingly, the seam-sealed filters in the form of bags are particularly suitable for use in reducing particulate emissions in cement baghouses and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Rebecca Lynn Roehmer, Steve Emmett Minor, Scott Zero
  • 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: 8770250
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for splicing together old and new thermoformable sheets in order to supply a continuous thermoforming operation. The apparatus is used to join together thermoformable sheets by: providing a first thermoformable sheet with a trailing edge and a second thermoformable sheet with a leading edge; forming a terminal edge portion with a hot element along the trailing edge and a complementary terminal edge portion along the leading edge by severing a scrap sheet from each portion; laterally retracting each scrap portion away from the trailing edge and the leading edge; and joining together the first thermoformable sheet and the second thermoformable sheet by interlocking together the terminal edge portion with the complementary terminal edge portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventors: Jere F. Irwin, Dale L. Vantrease
  • Publication number: 20140179468
    Abstract: A sport ball may include a casing having a plurality of panels forming an external exposed surface of the ball, wherein adjacent panels abut one another at seams. A substantial majority of the seams may each be formed by a first panel having a first edge and a second panel having a second edge abutting the first edge of the first panel at an interface, and a reinforcing strip affixed to a first internal surface of the first panel with a first thermal bond and to a second internal surface of the second panel with a second thermal bond, the reinforcing strip extending across the interface between the first panel and the second panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott R. Berggren, Allison C. Hammond, Vincent F. White, Scott W. Johnson, Eleazar C. Chavez, Tal Cohen, Geoffrey C. Raynak
  • Publication number: 20140157509
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide an improved pool. Embodiments of the present invention also provide a method of making an improved pool. The pool can comprise an integrated sidewall joined to a floor portion. The integrated sidewall can be constructed from one piece of material, and can have fewer seams than traditional pools, thereby reducing the likelihood that that pool will rupture and leak. In some embodiments, since the pool has fewer seams than traditional pools, fewer manufacturing steps are required to make the pool. This can increase manufacturing speed and decrease cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Polygroup Macau Limited (BVI)
    Inventor: Chao Long Lan
  • Patent number: 8741092
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for the production, forming bonding, joining and repair systems composite and metal components utilizing at least one pressure chamber having a displaceable abutment face, wherein fluid is circulated at an elevated temperature and pressure through the pressure chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Quickstep Technologies Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: Neil Graham
  • Patent number: 8722201
    Abstract: A connection is between a monolithic metal component and a continuous-fiber reinforced laminate component wherein the metal component and the laminate component are joined at the ends thereof. A method allows for the production of the connection between the monolithic metal component and the continuous-fiber reinforced laminate component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventors: Patrick Schiebel, Christoph Hoffmeister, Claus Thomy, Axel Herrmann, Frank Vollertsen
  • Patent number: 8721822
    Abstract: A method of repairing a composite component having a damaged area including: laying a composite patch over the damaged area; activating the shape memory polymer resin to easily and quickly mold said patch to said damaged area; deactivating said shape memory polymer so that said composite patch retains the molded shape; and bonding said composite patch to said damaged part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Cornerstone Research Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick J. Hood
  • Patent number: 8709196
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a method of joining sheet members together that is capable of joining two sheet members together without causing a stepped portion on a joined portion. Provided is a method of joining a first sheet member and a second sheet member together, which includes bringing an end face of the first sheet member into abutment with an end face of the second sheet member to provide an abutted portion, heating the abutted portion via a heating medium to thermal-fusion-bond the end faces with each other, and peeling off the heating medium from the first and second sheet members after the thermal-fusion bonding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventor: Naoyuki Matsuo
  • Patent number: 8685199
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming a continuous preparation ply of the type used to make vehicle tires from preparation ply sections having nonmetallic cords. An infeed conveyor successively feeds the preparation ply sections to a butt splicing machine that joins the ends of the two preparation ply sections to form a butt joint. A gum strip applier receives the continuous preparation ply from an outfeed conveyor and applies a gum strip over the butt joint. A method is provided for forming a continuous preparation ply by first automatically forming a butt joint, and thereafter automatically placing a gum strip on the butt joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Christopher David Dyrlund, Donald Chester Kubinski, Jeffrey Ford Bull, Frank A. Edwards
  • Publication number: 20140079901
    Abstract: A decorative laminate pad for supporting an item of furniture including a rigid plank having a top surface, bottom surface, and peripheral edge. An ornamental sheet substantially covers the top surface of the rigid plank. The ornamental sheet has a thickness. An adhesive layer is disposed between the top surface of the rigid plank and the ornamental sheet to adhere the ornamental sheet to the rigid plank. A backing layer is adhered to the bottom surface, and a decorative thread is stitched into the decorative laminate pad. The decorative thread passes through the thickness of the ornamental sheet and does not enter the backing layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Anji Mountain
    Inventor: Darryl S. Gold
  • Patent number: 8632653
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing curved composite structural elements can include fabricating a web ply in a flat curve over a removable substrate and laying up the ply on a curved web surface of a manufacturing tool. The method also can include laying up a diagonal ply with fibers oriented at +/?45° from the centerline of the web surface. The method further can include cutting a unidirectional composite tape into segments and laying up the tape segments to form a cross ply with a fiber orientation normal to the centerline of the web surface. One or both edges of the diagonal and cross plies may be folded over one or two sides of the manufacturing tool to form one or two flange surfaces. Additionally, a cap ply can be laid up on one or both flange surfaces using composite tape. The structural element layup can then be inspected and any excess composite material can be trimmed away.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Todd A. Brown, Stephen Douglas Friddell, Christopher G. Harris, Andrew E. Modin
  • Patent number: 8580072
    Abstract: A device for the intake or manipulation of a fluid, in particular, a liquid, and a method for the production of a device of this type in which a flat, non-preformed covering film is laminated onto a carrier, a three-dimensionally shaped or convex chamber wall being formed solely by means of the laminating process. The chamber wall which forms a boundary of a chamber for the fluid is partially deformable. The device is simple to produce and can be used universally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Boehringer Ingelheim microParts GmbH
    Inventors: Gert Blankenstein, Tobias Rodenfels, Dirk Kurowski, Mario Hempel
  • Publication number: 20130292930
    Abstract: An airbag module including an inflatable airbag cushion having a first panel and a second panel interconnected by a seam, an inflator for inflating the airbag cushion, and a support having a first end and a second end. The first end is coupled to the first panel at a first joint without the use of stitching and the second end is coupled to the second panel at a second joint without the use of stitching. The first and second joints are provided between the seam and an inflatable chamber formed by the first and second panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Pongdet Paul WIPASURAMONTON, Mark Andrew STEINBACH, Neil Alan TEICHMAN, Andrew Jack PITONYAK
  • Publication number: 20130280464
    Abstract: The application is directed to a product or material or article made of glass where the edge of the glass is protected by the application of a solid pre-formed polymer material that is contained within the thickness of the glass. The protected glass articles have a Figure of Merit in the range of 0.4 to 20, and the edge)s) of the articles have been found to withstand impact velocities of up to 500 mm/sec. The solid pre-formed polymer material that is contained within the thickness of the glass is thus applied to the edge, and it is applied such that it does not protrude into the top and bottom viewable planes, surfaces or faces (the large surface areas) of glass. The solid pre-formed polymer material, the protective material that is contained within the thickness of the glass, may be called herein a “bumper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventor: Douglas Miles Noni, JR.
  • Patent number: 8540841
    Abstract: A rubber sheet jointing apparatus is provided with first holding means for releasably holding a joint end portion of one of two rubber sheets, second holding means provided movably relative to the first holding means for releasably holding a joint end portion of the other of the two rubber sheets, and operating means for pressure-contacting the end surfaces of the two rubber sheets respectively held by the first and second holding means by moving the second holding means relative to the first holding means. Mutually facing surfaces of the first and second holding means are respectively provided with holder portions which are formed as rugged portions each taking a comb tooth shape and which are able to partly overlap to mesh with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignees: Fuji Shoji Co., Ltd., Fuji Seiko Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chikara Takagi
  • Patent number: 8506737
    Abstract: A method of making an insulating glass (IG) window unit includes: having a coated article including a multi-layered low-E coating on a glass substrate; at least two flexible protective sheets adhered to a top surface of the low-E coating via at least an adhesive layer, and a protective coating over the low-E coating and/or over at least one of the flexible protective sheets in order to substantially fill one or more gaps formed between the low-E coating and the flexible protective sheet(s) and/or between the flexible protective sheets; and following cutting, edge seaming, and/or washing, removing at least part of the temporary protective coating by peeling the protective sheets off and removing at least part of the protective coating when peeling off the protective sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignees: Centre Luxembourgeois de Recherches pour le Verre et al Ceramique S.A. (C.R.V.C.), Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Sol, Herbert Lage, John A. Vanderploeg, Desaraju V. Varaprasad, Lutz Henkel, Marcel Schloremberg
  • Publication number: 20130197631
    Abstract: A thin, biocompatible, high-strength, composite material is disclosed that is suitable for use in various implanted configurations. The composite material maintains flexibility in high-cycle flexural applications, making it particularly applicable to high-flex implants such as heart pacing lead or heart valve leaflet. The composite material includes at least one porous expanded fluoropolymer layer and an elastomer substantially filling substantially all of the pores of the porous expanded fluoropolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Inventor: W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC.
  • Patent number: 8470232
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing an annular belt made of polyimide comprising; a) joining both ends of a sheet made of a polyimide precursor to form an annular belt; and b) performing an imidizing reaction of the polyimide precursor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Yasuo Kurachi
  • Patent number: 8460774
    Abstract: A splice tape for a thermally imaging web. A polymer tape layer, which is thin and strong, has an adhesive layer on its lower side and a thermally imaging composition on its upper side. The thermally imaging composition is similar to the thermal imaging layer on the web. When two ends of a web are joined, the splice tape is placed thereon to join the two ends. The splice tape may be printed at the same time as the web. The thinness of the splice allows the printing to be consistent at the splice, minimizing blank areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Appleton Papers Inc.
    Inventor: James Clifford Bethe
  • Patent number: 8454778
    Abstract: A pneumatic tire and a method of making a tire are provided. The tire includes a tire tread, a tire layer, and a barrier layer. The tire layer is circumferentially disposed inwardly of the tire tread and includes a first end and a second end situated adjacent each other to define a butt joint. The barrier layer includes a first end and a second end, a portion of the first end of the barrier layer overlaps the second end by about 1.5 cm or more to define a lap joint, and where the first end of the barrier layer is received between and extends beyond the butt joint such that the first end of the tire layer is sandwiched between the lap joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Inventors: Ramendra Nath Majumdar, Kiyoshi Ueyoko
  • Publication number: 20130115429
    Abstract: A method of forming a composite structure having a skin, a plurality of webs and a plurality of flanges includes wrapping each of a plurality of first lay-ups around a corresponding one of a plurality of mandrels such that each first lay-up forms a skin section, a pair of opposed web sections, which extend from the skin section, and a pair of inwardly facing flange sections. The first lay-ups are aligned and a second lay-up is laid over their skin sections. A plurality of third lay-ups are laid over pairs of flange sections. A composite structure detained by this method is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: LEARJET
    Inventor: Luca Valle
  • Patent number: 8425708
    Abstract: Thermoplastic composite laminate parts with tailored and varying thickness and/or curved sections are manufactured in a continuous process. Automated equipment or hand lay-up is used to collate parts or components into a multi-layer stack. Each stack contains all plies, including ply build-up areas, tacked in the proper location to maintain orientation and location. Some or all of the plies may be continuously fed from spools of single or multiply ply material. Ply consolidation tooling contains all necessary part features and is coordinated to the customized multiple ply stacks to form a single integrated thermoplastic composite laminate potentially having areas of differing thickness from the multiple ply stacks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Alexander M. Rubin, James R. Fox, Randall D. Wilkerson
  • Patent number: 8419883
    Abstract: A fiber reinforced core panel is formed from strips of plastics foam helically wound with layers of rovings to form webs which may extend in a wave pattern or may intersect transverse webs. Hollow tubes may replace foam strips. Axial rovings cooperate with overlying helically wound rovings to form a beam or a column. Wound roving patterns may vary along strips for structural efficiency. Wound strips may alternate with spaced strips, and spacers between the strips enhance web buckling strength. Continuously wound rovings between spaced strips permit folding to form panels with reinforced edges. Continuously wound strips are helically wrapped to form annular structures, and composite panels may combine both thermoset and thermoplastic resins. Continuously wound strips or strip sections may be continuously fed either longitudinally or laterally into molding apparatus which may receive skin materials to form reinforced composite panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Stephen W. Day, G. Scott Campbell, Danny E. Tilton, Frederick Stoll, Michael Sheppard, Robin Banerjee
  • Patent number: 8409386
    Abstract: Storage tank assemblies and methods for water on water reverse osmosis systems. A bladder type storage tank is fabricated by forming first and second shells, which when joined together at a center region of each shell, form a tank enclosure, the first shell having first and second openings therein away from the center region of the respective shell, coupling a bladder to the first opening in the first shell so that the bladder will be within the tank enclosure when the first and second shells are joined together at a center region of each shell, temporarily holding the bladder in a collapsed state away from the center region of the first shell with one or more strings and passing the strings through the second opening, welding the first and second shells together at the center region of each shell to form the tank enclosure, and withdrawing the strings to release the bladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Next-RO, Inc.
    Inventors: John Jay Julos, Timothy Allen Beall
  • Patent number: 8409388
    Abstract: A system for manufacturing an optical display device includes an optical display unit feeding apparatus with a counting section counting the number of optical display units fed, an optical film feeding apparatus with a roll exchanging section exchanging a roll of a previous category for a roll of a latter category and joining the optical films on each, a bonding apparatus bonding a cut optical film onto a surface of an optical display unit, and a controller storing the number N of optical display units that are bonded correspondingly with the optical films that are present from a joining position to a bonding position of the optical film, and stops the apparatuses when the number of remaining sheets of the optical display units of the previous category prior to bonding becomes substantially equal to the number N at the time of exchanging categories based on information from the counting section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Tomokazu Yura, Kazuo Kitada, Satoru Koshio, Takuya Nakazono
  • Patent number: 8409396
    Abstract: A connection between composites with non-compatible properties and a method of preparing of such connections are provided. The composites comprise first and second type fibers, respectively, as well as resin. The connection comprises a transition zone between the composites having a layered structure. The transition zone may optionally comprise a transition member and the transition member may optionally be integrated with one or more of the composites. Examples of non-compatible properties where the present connection will be appreciated are great differences in stiffness, e.g. Young's modulus, or in coefficient of thermal expansion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Vestas Wind Systems A/S
    Inventors: Anton Bech, Frank A. Hoelgaard Hahn
  • Patent number: 8398800
    Abstract: Provided are a method and system for manufacturing optical display device that can make a previous category of an optical film remain less in the device at the exchange time of categories of optical films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Tomokazu Yura, Kazuo Kitada, Satoru Koshio, Takuya Nakazono
  • Publication number: 20120323315
    Abstract: A thin, biocompatible, high-strength, composite material is disclosed that is suitable for use in various implanted configurations. The composite material maintains flexibility in high-cycle flexural applications, making it particularly applicable to high-flex implants such as heart pacing lead or heart valve leaflet. The composite material includes at least one porous expanded fluoropolymer layer and an elastomer substantially filling substantially all of the pores of the porous expanded fluoropolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventors: William C. Bruchman, Cody L. Hartman
  • Patent number: 8317964
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a vehicle. A set of vehicle body structure components is assembled with interlocking mating features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventor: Gregory Thomas Hedderly
  • Patent number: 8282761
    Abstract: A method for simultaneously cutting a compound rod of semiconductor material into a multiplicity of wafers. The method includes selecting a first workpiece and a second workpiece, each having two end surfaces; grinding at least one of the two end surfaces of each workpiece so as to create a ground end surface on each workpiece; cementing the ground end surface of the first workpiece to the ground end surface of second workpiece using a fastener so as to produce a compound rod piece having a longitudinal axis, wherein the fastener is disposed between the workpieces so as create a distance between the workpieces; fixing the compound rod piece in a longitudinal direction on a mounting plate; clamping the mounting plate with the compound rod piece in a wire saw; and cutting the compound rod piece perpendicularly to the longitudinal axis using the wire saw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Siltronic AG
    Inventors: Alexander Rieger, Hans Oelkrug, Josef Schuster