Involving Defined Plastic Flow Or Melting Of Entire Lamina Patents (Class 156/309.6)
  • Patent number: 10947425
    Abstract: Provided is an adhesive as follows. The adhesive can bond/secure an adherend to a support with maintaining high adhesiveness during the existence of the need for securing of the adherend to the support, even in a high-temperature environment or in an environment with abrupt temperature change. The adhesive enables debonding of the adherend from the support without breakage of the adherend when the securing becomes unnecessary. The adhesive can be easily removed when remained on the adherend after debonding. The adhesive according to the present invention contains (A) a multivalent vinyl ether compound, (B) a compound including two or more of a constitutional unit represented by Formula (b), and (C) a thermoplastic resin. In the formula, X is selected from hydroxy and carboxy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi Koduma, Hiroki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10900768
    Abstract: Analysis of residual stress in materials is often done in static conditions in a laboratory. Accurate systems and methods for performing these analyses in a dynamic, non-laboratory environment are notoriously difficult and can be very inaccurate. A method using a portable, field deployable apparatus having greater accuracy than currently available is disclosed whereby accurate and repeatable residual stress analysis may be implemented in non-laboratory environments leading to greatly improved diagnostics, maintenance and life limit prediction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventors: Adrian T. DeWald, Michael R. Hill, Eric Summer, Brett Watanabe, Teresa Wong
  • Patent number: 10753486
    Abstract: A cartridge is disclosed that has a base with a first base portion with a first inlet opening for a first of the cold and hot fluids to be mixed, and a second base portion with a second inlet opening for the second fluid and an outlet opening for a mixture of the cold and hot fluids. The cartridge also has a thermostatic element, as well as a control spool for controlling the temperature of the mixture. The control spool defines a spool axis that is parallel to the base axis. In order to maximize the flow sections of the fluids through the base, the spool axis is offset relative to the base axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: VERNET
    Inventor: Frédéric Jager
  • Patent number: 10738214
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of block copolymers based on OH-, COOH- or amino-functionalized polyolefins and polyesters as binders in coating compositions, preferably paints, especially for improving the adhesion of coatings, especially coil coatings on metals, and to coating compositions comprising the block copolymers mentioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Evonik Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Nicolai Kolb, Patrick Glöckner
  • Patent number: 10730248
    Abstract: A method for producing a component from a fiber-composite material, wherein a plurality of fiber-tape pieces, which each comprise a thermoplastic fiber-tape piece matrix with fiber-tape-piece fibers embedded therein, are provided, the fiber-tape pieces are picked up in the solid state and arranged so as to form a fiber-tape pattern, a backing layer, which comprises a thermoplastic backing-layer matrix with backing-layer fibers embedded therein, is provided and heated such that the backing-layer matrix softens or melts, a preform is formed from the backing layer and the fiber-tape pattern in that the fiber-tape pattern is applied in the solid state to the heated backing layer and is heated thereby so that the fiber-tape-piece matrices soften or melt such that the preform is in a deformable state in which both the backing-layer matrix and the fiber-tape-piece matrices have been softened or melted, the preform in the deformable state is deformed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel Haeffelin, Olaf Beutler, Burkhard Tiemann, Felix Kamotzke
  • Patent number: 10479024
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for setting a setting element having a first plastic material in a component having a second plastic material, comprising a rotational advancing unit, by means of which the setting element can be rotated about an axis of rotation and simultaneously an axial force acting in the direction of the axis of rotation can be applied to the setting element in order to drive the setting element into the component, a friction welding joint thereby being produced between the setting element and the component, a differential-distance measuring apparatus for measuring the differential distance between a surface of the component and a surface of the driven setting element, and a control unit for controlling the rotational advancing unit in dependence on the measured differential distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Weber Schraubautomaten GmbH
    Inventors: Ralf Wiethoff, Jochen Hartmann
  • Patent number: 10173403
    Abstract: Provided is an a aramid-resin film laminate comprising an aramid paper comprising an aramid fibrid and an aramid short fiber, and a resin film laminated on each other. The aramid-resin film laminate is obtained by conducting a plasma treatment on a surface of the aramid paper, the surface having a skin layer portion whose heat of fusion measured with a differential scanning calorimeter (DSC) is 25 cal/g or less, and bonding the aramid paper and the resin film to each other by heating, pressing, or heating under pressure, with the plasma treated surface of the aramid paper and a plasma treated surface of the resin film facing each other. This laminate is an aramid-resin film laminate in which the aramid paper and the resin film are laminated on each other without using any adhesive agent and without impairing characteristics of both the aramid paper and the resin film, and is excellent in heat resistance, electrical characteristics, chemical resistance, mechanical characteristics, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventors: Tatsushi Fujimori, Shinji Naruse, Chihiro Kondo, Yoshihiko Kagetani, Hisashi Katsumata, Masashi Kato
  • Patent number: 10107438
    Abstract: An apparatus for heating an elongate tubular article, such as a heat shrinkable sleeve applied around a welded pipe joint during pipeline construction. The apparatus is in the form of a frame which can be disposed around the article, the frame having a heater device having both longitudinally disposed heating zones and radially disposed heating sectors, each of which can be independently controlled. Alternatively, or in combination, the apparatus can have an air circulation system. Also, a method for shrinking a heat shrinkable sleeve comprising use of said apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: SHAWCOR LTD.
    Inventors: Dilip Kumar Tailor, Mark Phillip Brandon, Emerson John Tacoma, Shawn Doyle, David Seepersaud
  • Patent number: 10063763
    Abstract: A camera module includes a transparent plate, a top sensing layer, and a light-cutting layer. The transparent plate includes a bottom surface and a top surface opposite to the bottom surface. The top sensing layer is formed on the bottom surface. The light-cutting layer is formed on the top surface, and includes a blocking material and transparent apertures penetrating through the blocking material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: TDK TAIWAN CORP.
    Inventors: Chin-Fu Chen, I-Pei Liu
  • Patent number: 9950471
    Abstract: A method for forming butt joints between thermoplastic members by resistive implant welding. A tongue is formed on one member to be joined and a complementary groove is formed in the other member. A resistive implant is placed between the tongue and the groove which are then pressed together by an applied pressure. An electric current is run through the resistive implant to melt a portion of the thermoplastic material of both the tongue and groove, and the melted plastic intermingles through the implant. When the electric current is removed, the plastic cools, forming a weld.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Magna International Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Grgac, Bradford D. Armstrong
  • Patent number: 9925751
    Abstract: A method includes rotating a drum about an axis and an anvil roll about an axis of rotation. The drum includes a fluid nozzle and a press member, the press member having an outer surface. The anvil roll includes a compliant outer circumferential surface. One or more substrates are advanced in a machine direction onto the drum. The fluid nozzle moves radially outward and a jet of heated fluid may be directed onto the substrates. The fluid nozzle retracts radially inward and the press member may be shifted radially outward. The substrates may be compressed between the press member and the anvil roll such that the press member deforms the compliant outer circumferential surface of the anvil roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Plaza
    Inventors: David Carlton Ordway, Jillian Marie Franke, Gene Xiaoqing Huang, Uwe Schneider, Michael Devin Long
  • Patent number: 9849538
    Abstract: A method for watertight welding, and components formed using that welding method, wherein the welding method includes providing a first component half with a groove and a protruding ridge located therein, providing a second component half with a tenon shaped to match the profile of the groove, disposing the tenon inside the groove such that the tenon contacts the protruding ridge, applying an ultrasonic power source near the groove to melt the protruding ridge, and applying opposing vertical force to the first component half relative to the second component half, such that the protruding ridge wedges in a bonding seam between an outside surface of the tenon and an inside surface of the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: LOGITECH EUROPE, S.A.
    Inventors: Judd Armstrong, Stephen Duddy
  • Patent number: 9707733
    Abstract: A process is provided for making stiff, lightweight laminate materials. At least one sheet of textured lamina having raised pointed structures is forced against a softer plain lamina so as to embed the structures therein. The pointed structures raised from grooves carved into the surface of the sheet material by means of a set of teeth carried on a knife element. The pointed structures may pierce through the softer lamina such that the protruding tips may be bent over or clinched to prevent their easy withdrawal. Two such texturized lamina may be used to sandwich and pierce through the softer lamina and are co-clinched by the other. In this way a light and stiff laminate is created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Inventors: Ray Arbesman, Nghi Pham, Winston MacKelvie
  • Patent number: 9636660
    Abstract: Provided is a photocatalyst including: a porous metal oxide film; and metal particles formed on a surface of the porous metal oxide film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: LG HAUSYS, LTD.
    Inventors: Dong Il Lee, Seong Moon Jung, Joo-Hwan Seo, Ju-Hyung Lee
  • Patent number: 9556556
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for manufacturing pile carpet or pile carpet tiles, wherein a pile yarn (8) is connected via a pile thread holder (1) to at least a primary backing (7), wherein the pile thread holder (1) comprises a plurality of pile thread guide channels (2) which perforate the pile thread holder (1) through two opposite sides, wherein the pile thread holder (1) is provided between a pile thread gripping station (14) on a first perforated side (5) and a primary backing (7) on a second perforated side (6) such that the pile yarn (8) is arranged via the first perforated side (5) through a pile thread guide channel (2) to the second perforated side (6) onto, into or through the backing (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: CTTEC BVBA
    Inventor: Geert Roelens
  • Publication number: 20150144262
    Abstract: Methods are provided to make a prosthetic valve having a thin, biocompatible, high-strength, composite material. In one aspect, the composite material maintains flexibility in high-cycle flexural applications, making it particularly applicable to high-flex implants such as a heart valve leaflet. The composite material includes a porous expanded fluoropolymer membrane and an elastomer, wherein the elastomer is present in the pores of the porous expanded fluoropolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: William C. Bruchman, Paul D. Gassler, Cody L. Hartman, Peter J. Walsh
  • Publication number: 20150126087
    Abstract: A linerless label or tape comprises a substantially biodegradable, natural or synthetic, woven or non-woven substrate impregnated with a formulation including at least 90 weight percent of a polyester amide segmented block copolymer. This label or tape may be conveniently prepared above the melt temperature of the copolymer and is printable. It offers the advantage of being able to be prepared such that it is substantially non-tacky at room or storage temperatures, and yet may be easily affixed to a substrate when heated to a temperature above the melt temperature of the impregnant, preferably ranging from 60° C. to 150° C. “Linerless” is defined as not requiring a separable, wastable layer, and a release coating to facilitate rolling or stacking is also not required.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Rudolf J. Koopmans
  • Publication number: 20150118453
    Abstract: A method for connecting thermoplastic components, in which the opposing surfaces thereof are at least partially melted by introducing energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Johannes Götzelmann, Heiner Salzmann
  • Publication number: 20150114546
    Abstract: A multilayer nonwoven structure is described where the nonwoven structure comprises at least two spun bond layers and at least one easily meltable layer. The easily meltable layer is located between the at least two spunbond layers. The easily meltable layer is comprised of a polymer having a melting point at least 20° C. less than the melting point of the polymer which comprises the surface of the fibers which comprise the spun bond layer, or is made from a polymer which is readily absorbs some form of radiation. Under bonding conditions, the fibers which make up the easily meltable layer can be melted to form a film, thereby improving bather properties of the nonwoven structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Gert Claasen, Jill M. Martin, Ronald Wevers
  • Publication number: 20150107766
    Abstract: A distal tip assembly for an elongate medical device having an axis comprises a shaft having a proximal end portion, a distal end portion, a wall, and a central lumen extending axially between said proximal end portion and said distal end portion. The distal tip assembly further comprises a position sensor disposed in an outer sleeve such that the sensor can shift relative to the sleeve. The sleeve is disposed at least in part in the wall and is substantially fixed thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Troy T. Tegg, Brian M. Monahan, Salome A. Gonzalez, James V. Kauphusman, Sacha C. Hall
  • Patent number: 8992719
    Abstract: A fabrication method of an electrochromic element includes the steps of: providing a first substrate and a second substrate, the first substrate including a first base layer and a first transparent conductive layer, the second substrate including a second base layer and a lower second transparent conductive layer; forming an ion storage layer on a surface of the upper first transparent conductive layer, and forming an electrochromic layer on a surface of the lower second transparent conductive layer; forming an electrolyte layer on a surface of the electrochromic layer; oppositely facing and combining the ion storage layer and the electrolyte layer in a gradually slantly manner by use of an assistant material disposed on corresponding peripheries of the electrolyte layer and the ion storage layer; and drying the combined electrolyte layer and the ion storage layer for complete manufacture of the electrochromic element as a finished product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Tintable Smart Medical Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yu Chun Shang
  • Publication number: 20150083309
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and apparatuses configured to bond elastic laminates together between a rotating drum and anvil. The drum includes a fluid nozzle and a press member. As such, a first elastic laminate and a second elastics laminate may be advanced in a machine direction onto the rotating drum. A fluid is heated to a temperature sufficient to partially melt substrate layers of the first and second elastic laminates. As the drum rotates, the press member shifts radially outward from the drum wherein a length, L, of the pattern surface extends in the cross direction across a plurality of elastic strands of first and/or second elastic laminates. And the partially melted portion of the substrate layers of the first and second elastic laminates and the plurality of elastic strands are then bonded together by being compressed between the pattern surface and the anvil roll.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Devin Long, Kazuya Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20150064600
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fuel cell assembly and method of manufacturing same, and a bonding part manufacturing method and device. For instance, in a resin frame, a depression part is subsidence formed from a lower-end face toward an upper-end face, and a housing hole is pass-through formed from a top surface of the depression part toward the upper-end face. For instance, the depression part, a cathode-side electrode and an electrolyte film are housed, and in such a circumstance, an anode-side electrode is housed in the housing hole. A portion of the resin frame permeates a gas diffusion layer which configures the anode-side electrode and is a porous body. Via the permeated site, the resin frame and the gas diffusion layer (anode-side electrode) are integrally bonded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Masayuki Katsuno, Ryugo Fujitsuka, Kenji Takenaka, Gen Okiyama, Ryo Uozumi
  • Publication number: 20150033936
    Abstract: Composite panel comprising at least one layer containing at least one tape comprising a thermoplastic polymer selected from the group consisting of polyolefins, polyesters, polyvinyl alcohols, polyacrylonitriles, polyamides or polyketone, wherein the tape has a tensile strength of at least 1.2 GPa and an areal density of between 5 and 150 g/m2, and an adhesive in contact with said layer, whereby the amount of the adhesive in contact with one side of the at least one layer is between 0.2 and 15 g/m2, wherein the adhesive is a plastomer wherein said plastomer is a random copolymer of ethylene or propylene and one or more C2 to C12 a-ol-efin co-monomers and wherein said plastomer has a density as measured according to 1801183 of between 860 and 930 kg/m3. In a preferred embodiment the tape comprises an ultra high molecular weight polyethylene. The composite panel is used in a ballistic resistant article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: David Michael Cummins, Dietrich Wienke, Roelof Marissen, Koen Van Putten, Joke Hendrix
  • Publication number: 20150031243
    Abstract: A connector fixing structure comprises a housing integrally formed with a tubular resin housing-side insertion opening member protruding inward and a receptacle connector provided in the housing and joined to the housing-side insertion opening member. The receptacle connector has a connector-side insertion opening member having a shape corresponding to that of the housing-side insertion opening member and a welding portion provided to the connector-side insertion opening member and combined with the housing-side insertion opening member. The housing-side insertion opening member and the connector-side insertion opening member are welded together by melting the welding portion over its entire circumference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Takashi TADA, Akihiro MATSUNAGA, Masayuki NISHIKATA
  • Publication number: 20150013752
    Abstract: A photovoltaic module according to the present disclosure includes at least one solar cell, an encapsulant laminated to encapsulate upper and lower surfaces of the at least one solar cell, a transparent insulating substrate laminated on an upper surface of the encapsulant, and a back sheet laminated on a lower surface of the encapsulant, wherein the encapsulant is formed of a polyolefin-based material, and the back sheet is formed by sequentially laminating polyethylene (PE) layer, polyehthyleneterephthalate (PET) layer, and polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) layer, starting from the lower surface of the encapsulant, whereby yellowing and corrosion due to moisture permeation can be prevented and a melting time for bonding materials of the laminated module can be reduced, which may result in enhancing productivity, improving a bonding force of the back sheet with respect to the polyolefin-based encapsulant, and preventing surface roughness, thereby enhancing structural stability of the photovoltaic module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: LSIS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chang Sub WON, Dong Chan KIM, Bo Ram KANG, Jin LEE, Lawrence WAITHIRU
  • Publication number: 20150007923
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for joining plastic-metal hybrid components, in which a metal component (3) is heated up in a heating stage and a plastic component (9) is brought into contact with the heated metal component (3) in a joining stage and joined to the metal component (3) by means of melting in the contact area, wherein in the heating stage the metal component (3) is heated up to a temperature higher than a defined joining temperature, said metal component is cooled down in a subsequent cooling stage in which the temperature of the metal component (3) is recorded by means of at least one temperature measuring device and the joining stage is performed when the defined joining temperature has been reached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Sickert, Dustin Flock, Viktor Mamuschkin
  • Publication number: 20140370245
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a shaped product includes 1) heating at least three prepregs having a thickness of 0.3 mm to 5.0 mm each including reinforcing fibers having an average fiber length of 3 to 100 mm and a thermoplastic resin, 2) arranging those prepregs so as to constitute at least two layers including P layer and Q layer which are in contact with each other, and 3) then pressing those layers to manufacture one shaped product. A prepreg (p1) in the P layer and a prepreg (q1) in the Q layer are arranged such that at least a part thereof overlaps with each other, and two or more prepregs in the same layer are arranged so as not to be in contact with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: Teijin Limited
    Inventors: Yasunori Nagakura, Yasuyuki Yokoe, Yutaka Kondou, Motoomi Arakawa
  • Publication number: 20140368992
    Abstract: According to various aspects, exemplary embodiments are disclosed of thermal interface materials, electronic devices, and methods for establishing thermal joints between heat spreaders or lids and heat generating components using thermoplastic and/or self-healing thermal interface materials. In an exemplary embodiment, a thermal interface material has a softening or melting temperature above a normal operating temperature of the one or more heat generating components. The thermal interface material is flowable to a thin bond line between a heat spreader or lid and one or more heat generating components when heated to at least the softening or melting temperature while under pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Jason L. Strader, Richard F. Hill
  • Publication number: 20140356053
    Abstract: Provided are a method for connecting members together that can easily form a connection structure, which has about the same high level of connection strength over the entire range of a position of superposition, in a short time, and a connection structure. The method is a method for connecting two or more members together, at least one of which is a fiber reinforced resin member containing a thermoplastic resin and also containing a reinforcing fiber material that serves as a heating element in the thermoplastic resin, at a position of superposition. The method includes pressing the members against each other while heating the members at a position of superposition using one of induction heating or dielectric heating and thus melting the thermoplastic resin with heat generated from the fiber material that serves as the heating element, thereby connecting the members together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Hiroshi Urayama
  • Patent number: 8900391
    Abstract: A composite structure is fabricated by laying up at least one ply of fiber reinforcement and at least one layer of resin on a tool. The resin film layer is formed by laying strips of resin film. The fiber reinforcement is infused with resin from the resin layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Michael D. Silcock, Christopher A. Howe, Brice A. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20140325781
    Abstract: A polishing pad is adapted for use on a polishing tool. The polishing tool has a support surface for receiving the polishing pad. The polishing pad comprises a polishing layer comprising a fabric polishing surface and a backing layer, the backing layer having an inner and outer surface. The outer surface of the backing layer is adapted to mechanically or adhesively attach in removable fashion to the support surface of the polishing tool. The polishing pad includes a middle layer made from a non-foam, solid thermoplastic polymer in the form of a flexible sheet. The middle layer self-bonds bonded to the polishing layer and the inner surface of the backing layer to form a three-layer polishing pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: LAMB'S Innovative Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: LEE R. SAUZEK
  • Patent number: 8858751
    Abstract: A method for producing a flexible metal laminate includes continuously thermocompression-bonding laminate metal foils to a resin film. The thermocompression-bonding step is conducted by placing a protection metal foil between a pressure surface of a heat and pressure forming apparatus and the laminate metal foils. When the protection metal foil is subjected to an abrasion resistance test, in which the protection metal foil is placed such that a matte surface of the protection metal foil contacts a plate material having a surface equivalent to the pressure surface and in which the matte surface is rubbed against the surface of the plate material by applying a load to a shiny surface of the protection metal foil and pulling the protection metal foil, a streak is found on the matte surface only in a case where the load is over 500 g per area of 76 mm×26 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignees: Ube Industries, Ltd., Ube-Nitto Kasei Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuro Kochiyama, Hiroto Shimokawa, Yoshitaka Mineki, Masami Sasaki
  • Patent number: 8858743
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for sealing an above-ground or underground construction. In particular it involves the use of non-reactive hot melt adhesives and flexible polyolefin films. This procedure in particular has the advantages that good and long-lasting adhesion can be achieved very quickly, and that in particular by using polyolefin strips coated with non-reactive hot melt adhesives, insulating strips can be obtained simply which are non-tacky at room temperature and can be processed and bonded easily at the construction site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Sika Technology AG
    Inventors: Martin Linnenbrink, Doreen Janke
  • Patent number: 8834656
    Abstract: The instant disclosure relates to a manufacturing method of a porous composite film. The manufacturing method includes processing a first porous film and a second porous film and includes the following steps: providing a pressing unit, a film-shaping unit, and a cooling unit; intersecting the first and second porous films at an angle; stacking the first and second porous films in forming a half-finished porous composite film; pressing the half-finished porous composite film by the pressing unit at a temperature T1 and under a tension S1; relieving the pressing force against the half-finished porous composite film thermally by the film-shaping unit at a temperature T2; and maintaining the half-finished porous composite film at a pre-determined tension by the cooling unit at a temperature T3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Entire Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chien-Chih Chen, Yu-Wei Chang, Chia-Yin Yao, Jui-Lin Hsu, Ming-Cheng Tsai
  • Publication number: 20140251896
    Abstract: A separation membrane, including: a separation membrane main body having at least a base material and a separating functional layer; and a flow path material independently fixed in the thickness direction of the base material, and having a compression elasticity of 0.1-5.0 GPa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Hiroho Hirozawa, Masakazu Koiwa, Kentaro Takagi, Yoshiki Okamoto, Hiroyuki Yamada, Tsuyoshi Hamada, Katsufumi Oto, Masahiro Kimura
  • Publication number: 20140220356
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for bonding a thermoplastic polymer to a thermosetting polymer component, the thermoplastic polymer having a melting temperature that exceeds the curing temperature of the thermosetting polymer. The method comprises the steps of providing a cured thermosetting polymer component comprising an implant of a thermoplastic polymer at least at the part of the thermosetting polymer component to be bonded, locating a thermoplastic polymer in contact with at least the part to be bonded, heating the assembly to the melting temperature of the thermoplastic polymer, whereby the thermoplastic polymer of the implant melts and fuses with the thermoplastic polymer, and cooling the assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Johannes Leonardus Van Tooren
  • Patent number: 8778127
    Abstract: A method of joining web portions includes advancing web portions onto a rotating drum such that the web portions overlap at an overlap area as the web portions wrap around the drum. The web portions each have a melting temperature. A fluid is heated to a temperature sufficient to at least partially melt the web portions. A fluid nozzle retracts from an aperture in the drum and a jet of the heated fluid is directed from a fluid nozzle onto the web portions at the overlap area. The heated fluid penetrates and at least partially melts the web portions. The web portions are at least partially melted using the heated fluid. A press member shifts through the aperture in the drum to compress the web portions between the pressure member and an anvil roll to join the web portions together at the overlap area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Uwe Schneider, David Carlton Ordway
  • Patent number: 8778125
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a flexographic plate having a uniform thickness comprises providing a thermoset layer having at least one uneven side; providing a thermoplastic layer having a first and a second side; attaching the first side of the thermoplastic layer to the uneven side of the thermoset layer thereby forming a flexographic plate; and calendering the flexographic plate via a series of heated pairs of rollers thereby creating a flexographic plate with a uniform thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Yariv Y. Pinto, Murray Figov
  • Patent number: 8771458
    Abstract: The object of the invention is to provide a wiring board having the uniform quality at a high yield which is produced by hot-pressing and laminating on a wiring board base material a thermotropic liquid crystal polymer which is excellent as a wiring board covering material. The present invention provides a method of making a wiring board comprising: hot-pressing and laminating a thermotropic liquid crystal polymer film on a wiring board base material on the surface of which at least one layer containing a electro-conductive circuit is exposed, characterized by that a viscoelastic characteristic of the thermotropic liquid crystal polymer film is measured at a low frequency within a laminating temperature region and the hot-pressing is carried out at a temperature selected so that the viscoelastic characteristic falls within a predetermined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Kuraray Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minoru Onodera, Tadao Yoshikawa
  • Patent number: 8771452
    Abstract: There is provided a process for producing a fiber-reinforced resin material capable of mitigating damage to and defects in reinforcement fibers and of performing lamination with the reinforcement fibers positioned with ease, while at the same time causing them to conform to the shape of the mold with ease at the time of molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tatsuya Kitagawa
  • Patent number: 8715441
    Abstract: The invention primarily is directed to a medical tubing adapted for insertion into a body tissue or cavity and method of manufacturing different variations of the tubing along a length of the tubing. The tubing comprises a plurality of individual, discrete, generally ring-shaped elements arranged in series and fused or bonded together forming a continuous tubular structure. The ring-shaped elements may include a combination of flexible and rigid ring-shaped elements assembled along different portions or sections of the tubular structure. In another aspect of the invention, the medical tubing may further comprise a secondary lumen and a pull wire to control the tubular structure. In another aspect of the invention, the ring-shaped elements may vary in diameter and/or composition in different portions or sections of the tubular structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Applied Medical Resources Corporation
    Inventors: John R. Brustad, Said S. Hilal, Nabil Hilal, Charles C. Hart, Gary M. Johnson, Serene Hilal, Ghassan Sakakine, Donald L. Gadberry, Edward D. Pingleton, Matthew N. Petrime, Payam Adlparvar, Carl B. Hadley, Kenneth K. Vu
  • Publication number: 20140115923
    Abstract: Described are materials for a shoe upper, in particular for soccer shoes, with a particularly low weight. The material includes an inner polyurethane layer, an outer polyurethane layer, and a textile reinforcing layer. The textile reinforcing layer is arranged between the inner polyurethane layer and the outer polyurethane layer. The inner polyurethane layer and the outer polyurethane layer comprise thermoset polyurethane. The textile reinforcing layer comprises apertures through which the inner polyurethane layer and the outer polyurethane layer are connected to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventors: Dirk Meythaler, Harald Geyer, Marco Fischhold, Robert Frank Kirk, Jack Huang, Bruno Jean Antonelli, Ernie Rustam, Dylan Moore
  • Patent number: 8709200
    Abstract: A method provides an adhesive strip to protect metal surfaces from corrosion. The adhesive strip has a layer of olefin polymer with a density between 0.86 g/cm3 and 0.91 g/cm3 and a crystallite melting point of at least 105° C. The adhesive strip is applied onto a metal surface, and the strip is heated such that the layer is molten, thereby forming a corrosion protection layer for the metal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: tesa SE
    Inventors: Bernhard Müssig, Matthias Seibert, Michael Stromann
  • 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: 20140060874
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a housing of an electronic device which includes a composite stack plate. The composite stack plate includes a resin layer and a plurality of fibered fabrics. The fibered fabrics are arranged at intervals, layered with each other and embedded in the resin layer. Each fibered fabric includes a plurality of fiber bundles. In the fibered fabrics, the fiber bundles of any two symmetrical layers have the same orientation. The present disclosure also discloses a manufacturing method thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Quanta Computer Inc.
    Inventor: Shu-Chen LIN
  • Patent number: 8652289
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing paint roller covers is disclosed in which the paint roller covers are manufactured from a seamless, tubular fabric sleeve having a backing or base fabric having pile strands knitted thereinto which pile strands extend outwardly from the base fabric to form the pile of the seamless, tubular fabric sleeve. The seamless, tubular fabric sleeve is placed onto a segment of film wound onto a cylindrical member, and heat is applied to cause the segment of film to fuse with the base fabric to support the seamless, tubular fabric sleeve in a cylindrical configuration. The tubular knitted pile fabric having the segment of film fused thereto may be finished into paint roller covers by combing and shearing the pile fabric to a desired length, beveling the edges of the paint roller covers, and vacuuming stray fibers from the paint roller covers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Seamless Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel L. Sinykin
  • Patent number: 8652281
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method for making transparent ceramic spinel windows, domes and other complex shapes via edge bonding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Jasbinder S. Sanghera, Shyam S. Bayya, Guillermo R. Villalobos, Ishwar D. Aggarwal, Robert E Miklos
  • Patent number: 8647458
    Abstract: A method for preparing a stent-graft for intraluminal delivery, including positioning an expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) substrate over a support mandrel, coupling a shape memory member to a polymer cladding to form a polymer clad member, winding the polymer clad member in an overlapping helical manner onto a surface of the ePTFE substrate, joining and sealing adjacent overlapping regions of the polymer clad member together and to the surface of the ePTFE substrate to form a stent-graft, manipulating the stent-graft from a larger first diameter to a smaller second diameter, and loading the stent-graft into a restraining sheath at the smaller second diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher E. Banas, Tarun J. Edwin, Brendan McCrea, Rajagopal R. Kowligi
  • Publication number: 20140005583
    Abstract: A pad for an associated orthopedic brace has a laminate structure including a first layer and a second layer. The first layer is formed from a pliant material having a plurality of interstitial perforations formed therein. The second layer abuts the first layer and is formed from an elastic pliant material which projects outward through the perforations of the first layer to form nubs that are raised relative to the first layer. The nubs are characterized as having a relatively high friction coefficient when coupled with the skin of the associated orthopedic brace wearer. As such, the nubs, in combination with the first layer, define an uneven skin contact surface which renders the pad and associated brace resistant to migration when mounted on the body of a wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventor: Mathew Cardinali