Running Or Continuous Webs Of Indefinite Length Patents (Class 156/324)
  • Patent number: 10535445
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for preparing an electrically conductive composite film, in particular in the form of a self-supported film or of a prepreg, comprising at least one thermoplastic polymer resin and electrically conductive particles chosen from a) graphene, carbon nanotubes, carbon nanofibres, and mixtures thereof; and b) filiform metal nanoparticles; to a process for preparing an electrically conductive laminated composite structure comprising such an electrically conductive composite film; to said electrically conductive composite film, to said electrically conductive laminated composite structure, and also to the uses thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignees: CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE, UNIVERSITE TOULOUSE III—PAUL SABATIER
    Inventors: Antoine Lonjon, Eric Dantras, Colette Lacabanne
  • Patent number: 10507962
    Abstract: A glass screen film applicator includes a carrier, a positioning member integrally formed as a one-piece structure, and a clamping mechanism fastened to the carrier. The carrier includes a mounting slot and an accommodating trough, and the accommodating trough includes a rail hole recessed in a bottom thereof. The positioning member includes an L-shaped structure and a plurality of positioning pillars extending from the L-shaped structure, and the L-shaped structure has a positioning corner arranged on an inner side thereof. The clamping mechanism includes a holder and a moving unit. The holder and the positioning corner respectively clamp two diagonal corners of a mobile device by the moving unit, and the positioning pillars allow the glass screen film structure to be disposed on and aligned with the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Inventor: Chia-Ching Lin
  • Patent number: 10485281
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention replace relatively bulky nonwoven thermal insulating materials used in thermal liners with thin, lightweight, flexible films that maintain or improve TPP performance while reducing the thickness, and enhancing the flexibility, of the thermal liner so as to increase wearer comfort. Moreover, the films incorporated into the thermal liners can be both air and vapor permeable such that the TPP performance is not realized at the expense of THL performance. Rather, the THL performance of garments incorporating embodiments of thermal liners contemplated herein is comparable to—if not improved over—garments formed with traditional thermal liners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Southern Mills, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael T. Stanhope, Matthew Lucius Colatruglio
  • Patent number: 10456826
    Abstract: A receiver assembly can be coupled to a spindle to receive self-piercing rivets carried by a tape along a tape path below a punch. A reverse locking pawl can be designed to permit movement of the tape relative to the reverse locking pawl along the tape path in a forward direction and to engage a positioning aperture of the tape to stop movement of the tape in the reverse direction when a lead rivet is aligned with the punch. A method can include moving the tape forward along the tape path until a lead rivet of the tape is at a position along the tape path that is beyond an alignment position with the punch, and moving the tape in reverse to engage the corresponding positioning aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Newfrey LLC
    Inventor: Chuan Meng Kho
  • Patent number: 10336137
    Abstract: A polymeric article includes an electrorheological (ER) fluid in a polymer medium. In some applications, the polymer medium forms a body ply of a tire. The ER fluid can be incorporated into the polymeric article in a number of particular ways. The ER fluid may simply fill a pocket in the polymeric article or may be part of an electrorheological composite or electrorheological microsphere. The ER fluid is responsive to the application of an electric field to change the apparent viscosity or elastic modulus of the polymeric article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: The University of Akron
    Inventor: Shing-Chung Wong
  • Patent number: 10287134
    Abstract: A system, apparatus, and methods are configured for cleaning and conditioning handrails. A cleaning pad is curved to approximate the shape of a handrail, and is disposed on an arm. The arm may be mounted on a support structure, allowing it to be rolled up to an escalator handrail and left to do the cleaning while the escalator runs. When mounted, the arm may include a spring or piston to keep the arm in a particular position. A second cleaning pad may be included to dry or polish the handrail, the handrail going first through the cleaning pad and second through the drying pad. The arm may be hand-held, allowing a user to reach up or down steps or an incline. The cleaning pad may be mounted such that it rotates about the arm for storage, maintenance or better reach, such as around bends or corners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Thomsen's Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventor: Christian E. Thomsen
  • Patent number: 10173340
    Abstract: A method for coating a surface portion of a plate-like workpiece with a coating material is disclosed, wherein the workpiece is formed at least partially of wood, wood materials, plastic materials and the like, wherein the method includes coating the surface portion of the workpiece with a coating material by use of a coating unit, wherein the surface portion is formed in a coating direction with an angle that changes with respect to the plane of the workpiece at an angle of 0°<?<90° with respect to the plane, and has a curvature in the coating direction, and mechanically adjusting the coating unit during processing such that the position of the coating unit with respect to that part of the surface portion that is currently being processed is constant. Also disclosed is an apparatus having a control device for carrying out this method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Homag Holzbearbeitungssysteme GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Reich, Stefan Friese, Martin Gringel
  • Patent number: 9878526
    Abstract: A method of making a sandwich-type composite panel having a cellulose-based core and a living hinge from a stack of material is provided. The stack includes first and second reinforced thermoplastic skins, first and second sheets of thermoplastic adhesive and a cellulose-based cellular core disposed between the sheets and the skins. A pressure is applied to the stack after heating the stack wherein the skins are bonded to the core by the sheets to form the composite panel. A portion of the composite panel is crushed at a predetermined location simultaneously with applying the pressure to locally compact and separate the cellular core at the predetermined location to form two side portions of the panel. The heated first skin stretches during the step of crushing while remaining intact between the two side portions. The skins bond together at the predetermined location to form the living hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Global IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Darius J. Preisler, Christopher A. Heikkila
  • Patent number: 9736970
    Abstract: A component package tape is transported to a pitch feed mechanism section by a tape transport device and is held in a first tape holding section by a tape holding releasing device. Furthermore, a top tape adhered to a carrier tape that is transported to the pitch feed mechanism section is peeled from the carrier tape by a top tape peeling section while being clamped at a leading end section, is transferred to a top tape delivery mechanism section, and is held in a second tape holding section by the tape holding releasing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohisa Kanda, Masaki Kurono, Takehiro Ido, Tomoharu Yoshino
  • Patent number: 9728605
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to roll-to-roll doping method of graphene film, and doped graphene film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Graphene Square, Inc.
    Inventors: Byung Hee Hong, Jonghyun Ahn, Hyeong Keun Kim, Sukang Bae
  • Patent number: 9651912
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus (100) includes a sheet feed section (120), an image forming section (180), a sheet feed roller (21), a pair of registration rollers (41), a pair of intermediate rollers (31), a first detection section (S1), a control section (10), and a storage section (50). The control section (10) calculates a sheet interval (T1) between a preceding sheet (Pa) and a succeeding sheet (Pb) based on a detection result of the first detection section (S1). The control section (10) determines based on the sheet interval (T1) and an ideal sheet interval (Ta), a second-linear-velocity period (T2) in which either or both a linear velocity (Vs) of the sheet feed roller (21) and a linear velocity (Vm) of the pair of intermediate rollers (31) are adjusted to a second linear velocity (V2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Kenichi Onishi
  • Patent number: 9604439
    Abstract: A carpet backing system for applying a coating to a roll of carpet includes elongated upper deck having a first end and a second end. An elongated lower deck is situated below and aligned with the upper deck. The upper deck includes a staging and unrolling station at a first end thereof, a pre-coat applicator for applying a pre-coat to the carpet, and an oven station to cure the pre-coat and allow the carpet to exit a second end of the upper deck. The lower deck includes a polymer applicator at a first end thereof for receiving the carpet and the pre-coat from the second end of the upper deck. The polymer applicator is adapted to apply the coating to the carpet. The lower deck further includes a heating platen conveyor, a plurality of cooling rolls, and optionally a carpet rolling station at a second end of the lower deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Inventor: Michael A. Ellis
  • Patent number: 9527268
    Abstract: A method of making a sandwich-type composite panel having a cellulose-based core and a living hinge from a stack of material is provided. The stack includes first and second reinforced thermoplastic skins, first and second sheets of thermoplastic adhesive and a cellulose-based cellular core disposed between the sheets and the skins. A pressure is applied to the stack after heating the stack wherein the skins are bonded to the core by the sheets to form the composite panel. A portion of the composite panel is crushed at a predetermined location simultaneously with applying the pressure to locally compact and separate the cellular core at the predetermined location to form two side portions of the panel. The heated first skin stretches during the step of crushing while remaining intact between the two side portions. The skins bond together at the predetermined location to form the living hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: GLOBAL IP HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Darius J. Preisler, Christopher A. Heikkila
  • Publication number: 20150147381
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions including a homeopathic aqueous substance active (HASA) and at least one hydrophilic gelling agent, the HASA comprises a homeopathic compound at a potency of 30C or higher and an uninhibited aqueous composition. The present invention also relates to methods of preparing a hydrophilic HASA-gel matrix. The method includes combining a homeopathic compound and an uninhibited aqueous composition to produce a HASA; combining the HASA with at least one hydrophilic gelling agent; and thereafter, forming the hydrophilic HASA-gel matrix by use of at least one of a thickening agent, a crosslinking agent, or a polymerization agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Nancy Josephine Polich
  • Publication number: 20150147508
    Abstract: A method for forming a halogen-free curable composition containing a benzoxazine monomer, at least one epoxy resin, a catalyst, a toughening agent and a solvent. The halogen-free curable composition is especially suited for use in automobile and aerospace applications since the composition, upon curing, produces a composite having a high glass transition temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Roger Tietze, Yen-Loan Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20150136322
    Abstract: [Problem] Polyphenylenesulfide (PPS), polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (PE), stainless steel (SUS) and the like correspond to hard-to-bond materials, and thus it has been difficult to improve the adhesion to these materials in adhesives and sealants. [Solution] Provided is a curable resin composition containing: component (A), being a thermosetting resin composition; and component (B), being an adhesion-imparting agent consisting of a compound represented by the following general formula 1, or, containing the compound represented by the following general formula 1 and a compound represented by the following general formula 2: wherein in the general formula 1, n represents 0 to 2, R each independently represents an alkyl group having 1 to 10 carbon numbers or a derivative of the alkyl group, R? represents methyl group, ethyl group or propyl group, and in the general formula 2, m represents 1 to 3, and R1 represents hydrogen atom or methyl group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Tetsunori Soga
  • Patent number: 9034138
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a polarizing plate, the method comprising bonding a first transparent protective film and a second transparent protective film to both sides of a polarizer with an adhesive layer interposed between the polarizer and each of the first and second transparent protective films, wherein the first and second transparent protective films have different elasticities (elastic modulus×thickness (?m)), the three films are pressure-bonded by being simultaneously allowed to pass between a pair of rolls, a direction in which the polarizer is fed and allowed to pass between the pair of rolls is inclined toward the high-elasticity film. The polarizing plate obtained by the method can be suppressed the occurrence of bubbles between the polarizer and the transparent protective films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mie Nakata, Tetsurou Takeda, Shunsuke Murayama, Tomohiro Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20150107767
    Abstract: An overlay applicator can include an overlay with a top side and a bottom side. The bottom side can include an adhesive agent configured to adhere to a screen of an electronic device. The overlay applicator can include an adhesive release liner. The adhesive release liner can include a top side and a bottom side. The top side of the adhesive release liner can be removably attached to the bottom side of the overlay. The adhesive release liner can be configured to protect the adhesive agent at the bottom side of the overlay from contaminants. The overlay applicator can include a protective film removably attached to the top side of the overlay. The overlay applicator can include an alignment tab. The alignment tab can include an alignment mechanism. The overlay applicator further can include a pull tab. The pull can include a wiper. Other embodiments are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: BELKIN INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: John F. Wadsworth, William P. Conley, Vijendra Nalwad, Justin Jakobson, Steven Lane, Eric Beaupre, David A. Kleeman
  • Patent number: 9005392
    Abstract: A method of joining substrate portions includes positioning the substrate portions such that the substrate portions overlap at an overlap area. The substrate portions each have a melting temperature and an outer surface. A fluid is heated to a temperature sufficient to at least partially melt the substrate portions. A jet of the heated fluid is directed from a fluid orifice onto the substrate portions at the overlap area. The heated fluid penetrates at least one of the outer surfaces of the substrate portions. The substrate portions are at least partially melted using the heated fluid. The substrate portions are compressed using a pressure applying surface adjacent the fluid orifice to join the substrate portions together at the overlap area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Uwe Schneider, Horst Blessing, Hans Adolf Jackels
  • Patent number: 8992714
    Abstract: A method produces adhesive tapes which are adhesive at least on one side, wherein an adhesive tape web, in which the at least one adhesive side is covered by a first liner, is guided into a cutting device in which a total of N individual adhesive tape strips located next to one another are produced in the machine direction from the adhesive tape web. Every other adhesive tape strip is removed from the first liner and is applied to a second liner in each case having a spacing a between the individual adhesive tape strips. The liners are cut between the adhesive tape strips located on the first liner and on the second liner, and the individual adhesive tapes, together with the liner strips, are wound up in a total of X rolls in a form of an Archimedean spiral.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: tesa SE
    Inventors: Michael Tach, Bruce Dirk Ehlers, Markus Gabriel, Christian Fröhlich
  • Publication number: 20150068678
    Abstract: Method and device for producing a composite material. The method includes feeding at least two semi-finished webs in their respective longitudinal direction, placing one of the at least two semi-finished webs on top of an other of the at least two semi-finished webs, and connecting the at least two semi-finished webs to one another. Each semi-finished web has fibers fixed in a unidirectionally oriented manner, and, in at least one of the at least two semi-finished webs, the fibers enclose a predetermined angle greater than 0° to the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Rene GLOECKNER, Lutz PANDER, Jan GRUENERT
  • Patent number: 8956496
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for impinging a heated fluid onto the surface of a substrate and then locally removing the impinged fluid. The apparatus and methods may be used to heat a surface of a substrate e.g. so that the substrate can be melt-bonded to another substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Kristopher K. Biegler, Michael R. Gorman
  • Publication number: 20150042942
    Abstract: To provide an elliptical polarization plate excellent in suppression of coloration and light leakage in display. An elliptical polarization plate having a transparent protective film pasted to one surface of a polarizer and an optically anisotropic film pasted to the other surface thereof, wherein, when measured under condition of incident polarization in the film normal direction from the side of the transparent protective film, the visibility corrected single body transmittance is 43.0% or more, the visibility corrected polarization degree is 95.0% or more, the single body hue value a* is ?2.0 to 1.0 and the single body hue value b* is ?1.0 to 5.0, and the optically anisotropic film satisfies the formulae (1), (2) and (3): Re(450)/Re(550)?1.00??(1) 1.00?Re(650)/Re(550)??(2) 100<Re(550)<160??(3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Nobuyuki HATANAKA, Akira YOKOTA, Tadahiro KOBAYASHI, Mitsutaka SASE, Yoshifumi KOMATSU
  • Patent number: 8951380
    Abstract: Methods and other embodiments associated with a fabric welding machine are presented. The fabric welding machine includes a base, a welding machine body, and a support beam with a first end and a second end. A first roller is positioned adjacent to the first end of the support beam opposite the welding machine body. A swing arm with a body end and a roller end is attached to the welding machine body. The roller end is opposite the welding machine body and is configured to move to a first position and a second position. A heat element attached to the first end of the support beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Miller Weldmaster Corporation
    Inventor: Brian D. Henry
  • Publication number: 20150020474
    Abstract: External wall insulation system comprising a high efficient insulation layer of rigid polyurethane or polyisocyanurate foam provided on at least one side with a facing, preferably a gastight (aluminium) layer, and a base layer provided on at least one of the surfaces of the facing wherein said base layer is a polyurethane layer or a polyisocyanurate layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Diana Daems, Lue Van Essche
  • Publication number: 20140377519
    Abstract: A waterproof membrane includes first and second non-woven layers each having first and second surfaces. A cross laminated film layer is disposed between the first and second non-woven layers. Tie layers are applied between the non-woven layers and the cross laminated film layer. A method of making a waterproof membrane, a method of establishing a waterproof barrier between a substrate and a tile, and a flexible membrane for use in a curvilinear surface are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Michael J. Rancich, Peter Nielsen, William M. DeJesus
  • Publication number: 20140367031
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for depositing one- or two-dimensional fiber structures in order to form a two- or three-dimensional fiber structure, in particular a fiber structure in the form of a fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) or FRP semi-finished product, using a production machine including at least one depositing device and at least one fiber support. The one- or two-dimensional fiber structures have at least one unidirectional fiber layer. The depositing device deposits the one- or two-dimensional fiber structures onto the fiber support in a depositing direction in a controlled manner such that the fiber directions of the deposited one- or two-dimensional fiber structures assume an angle ?>20°, preferably ?>60°, and a maximum of ?=90°, relative to the depositing direction. The one- or two-dimensional fiber structures are deposited on the fiber support in a substantially tension-free manner with respect to the fiber direction of the fiber structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicants: VOITH PATENT GMBH, AUDI AG
    Inventors: Jaromir Ufer, Marco Göttinger
  • Publication number: 20140366799
    Abstract: An adhesive tape comprising a transparent or semi-transparent substrate having a top surface, a bottom surface, and at least one non-linear shaped masking edge, the bottom surface of the substrate having an adhesive layer applied thereto, and a liner affixed to the adhesive layer. The shaped masking edge of the adhesive layer has a treatment material applied thereto. The liner is optionally a split liner. The method for making the adhesive tape having a shaped edge comprises obtaining a tape comprised of a transparent or semi-transparent substrate having a top surface, a bottom surface, and at least one non-linear shaped edge, the bottom surface of the substrate having an adhesive layer applied thereto, and applying a liner to the adhesive layer on the bottom surface of the substrate to form a combined tape structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: SHURTAPE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Allan Vulpitta, Daniel Eric Festa, SR., Windy Kathalikkatil
  • Patent number: 8906185
    Abstract: A method is provided for producing a primary laminate including a tabstock in which a seal laminate including a foil layer and a top foam layer, a tabstock and a plastic film stock are fed to a laminating station. At the lamination station, a curtain of polymeric adhesive is extruded between the plastics film stock and the top face of the primary substrate, which is partly comprised of the top face of the tabstock and partly comprised of the top foam layer of the seal laminate. Use of primary laminates obtained by such a process to form seals for sealing a container, for food or drink stored at low temperatures, is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Selig Sealing Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Fenwick McLean, Victor Sachs, Craig Warren Thornhill
  • Patent number: 8906191
    Abstract: A method for making a protective device for protecting at least one carbon nanotube film is disclosed. At least one carbon nanotube film is pulled or drawn out from at least one carbon nanotube array. The carbon nanotube film has a first end connected to the carbon nanotube array and a second end opposite to the first end. A portion of the carbon nanotube film from the second end and a portion of a protecting film from one end are stacked on a portion of a base film along a length direction of the base film. Two rollers and a first spool are rotated so that the base film, the carbon nanotube film, and the protecting film pass through the two rollers while being pressed by the two rollers and rolled onto the first spool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kai-Li Jiang, Liang Liu, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Publication number: 20140349089
    Abstract: The present invention provides a resin composition with which a laminate, a printed wiring board, and the like that not only have high thermal conductivity but have good moldability with the occurrence of cracks and voids suppressed can be implemented simply and with good reproducibility, and a prepreg, a laminate, a metal foil-clad laminate, and the like using the same. The resin composition of the present invention is a resin composition comprising at least a cyanate ester compound (A), an epoxy resin (B), a first inorganic filler (C), and a second filler (D), wherein an average particle diameter ratio of the first inorganic filler (C) to the second inorganic filler (D) is in the range of 1:0.02 to 1:0.2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Daisuke Ueyama, Masanobu Sogame, Chisato Saito, Yoshinori Mabuchi, Yoshihiro Kato
  • Publication number: 20140349045
    Abstract: A laminated packaging material biodegradable under uncontrolled composting conditions comprises a bioplastic sealant layer compostable under uncontrolled composting conditions, and a cellulose barrier layer compostable under uncontrolled composting conditions, wherein the barrier layer is bonded to the sealant layer with a water-based dry bond adhesive including a hydroxyl or an aziridine cross-linking coreactant and having polyurethanes or acrylics only in concentrations less than 0.1% of the dry weight of the packaging material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Jeanne Cloutier, Shaun Ashworth
  • Patent number: 8894788
    Abstract: A method for producing a decorative element includes the steps of: (a) preparing a thermoplastic polyurethane (abbreviated TPU) film, at least one ornament, and a releasing film coated with a glue layer on a plane thereof; (b) disposing the plane of the releasing film coated with the glue layer facing the ornament; (c) arranging the ornament located between the TPU film and the releasing film to form a stacked array; and (d) hot pressing the stacked array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Jah Yih Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chi-Shih Lee
  • Patent number: 8894798
    Abstract: In a case where components such as side flaps and crotch portions are arranged on multiple webs which are being conveyed while being arranged side by side in the width direction of the webs, articles in various sizes can be handled easily by a web conveying step of conveying a front waistline web 11A and a back waistline web 11B the webs being arranged side by side in a width direction of the webs, a flap attaching step of attaching side flaps 30 onto the web 11 of the front waistline web 11A or the back waistline web, a web gap changing step of changing a gap between the front waistline web 11A and the back waistline web 11B by a web gap changing mechanism 500 and a crotch member attaching step of attaching a crotch member 20 between the front waistline web 11A and the back waistline web 11B, wherein the web gap changing step is performed between the flap attaching step and the crotch member attaching step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Satoru Sakaguchi, Yoshikazu Ogasawara, Tomomi Oku, Noriaki Ito
  • Patent number: 8894793
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a liquid crystal display device by feeding carrier films from continuous rolls, respectively, and by bonding optical films, which are being peeled off or have been peeled off from the carrier films, respectively, to first and second panel surfaces of a liquid crystal panel, respectively, with a pressure-sensitive adhesive interposed therebetween so that the liquid crystal display device is obtained. The method includes: a first bonding step including bonding a first optical film to the first panel surface; a rotation step including rotating the liquid crystal panel; a second bonding step including bonding a second optical film to the first optical film; and a third bonding step including bonding a third optical film to the second panel surface of the liquid crystal panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Hirata, Seiji Umemoto
  • Publication number: 20140343692
    Abstract: A covering (1) intended to cover the body (10) of a limb prosthesis, the covering (1) being a tubular covering including superposed layers including at least one silicone layer (31). The covering has at least one silicone layer (2), which is a transparent or translucent silicone layer that forms the external layer of the covering (1). The covering additionally includes at least two layers (41, 42, 43, 44) of dyed elastic fabric, preferably in different shades, at least the closest layer of elastic fabric (41) of the external layer (2) being a light-permeable layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: AQUALEG
    Inventor: Frédéric Rauch
  • Patent number: 8882959
    Abstract: A tape-dispensing apparatus may include a removable part and a base part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: First Solar, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard S. Malik, Jr., Thomas Truman
  • Publication number: 20140318708
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods of making containment liners to protect the environment from spills and leaks at oil and/or gas production sites and other sites. The containment liners comprise a first felt geotextile layer and a polymeric barrier layer embedded partially into the felt geotextile layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Beth P. Powell
  • Publication number: 20140318902
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a rope includes providing at least one pre-manufactured elongated load bearing member for the rope and at least one pre-manufactured elongated surface part for the rope, guiding together said at least one pre-manufactured elongated load bearing member and said at least one pre-manufactured elongated surface part such that their sides lean against each other, and fixing said at least one pre-manufactured elongated load bearing member and said at least one pre-manufactured elongated surface part to each other. A rope obtained with the method, and an elevator including the rope obtained with the method are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Raimo PELTO-HUIKKO, Petteri VALJUS, Pentti ALASENTIE
  • Patent number: 8871050
    Abstract: The invention relates to an automated device for implementing a drape-forming step to form a laminated fibrous preform, which is then impregnated with resin to produce a part made of composite material. The invention relates more particularly to the production of preforms for manufacturing parts such as panels, in particular very thick panels, that extend basically in two dimensions. The device of the invention comprises a manipulator able to move and orient in space a tape laying head, said tape laying head comprising: a drum comprising a suction orifice leading to its surface and able to individually grasp a length of fabric on a mounting outside the tool and the tape laying head; means designed to subsequently place this length of fabric on the preform comprising means of compacting; and means of heating the length of fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations S.A.S.
    Inventors: Philippe Blot, Dominique Guittard, Jeannick Dubillot, Stephane Chene, Cedric Gauthier, Jean-Louis Fournier
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140295190
    Abstract: A backer sheet comprising a natural fiber and impregnated with a water-based acrylate resin is thermofused with a wood cellulose sheet impregnated with the same or different water-based acrylate resin to provide a continuous laminate. The acrylate resin diffuses into the pores of the natural fiber backer sheet and the wood cellulose sheet during impregnation. Heat and pressure are used to thermofuse the backer sheet and the wood cellulose sheet to form the laminate, and the sheets are permanently bonded after thermofusion. Advantageously, the thermofused laminate is free of volatile organic compounds and formaldehyde emissions. A topcoat or an iron oxide layer can be applied to the wood cellulose sheet after impregnating the wood cellulose sheet with the acrylate resin. A design can be transferred to the surface of the laminate or sheets using techniques such as dye sublimation or direct printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Joseph Macedo, Millie Graves
  • Patent number: 8841505
    Abstract: A process is provided for making a bond between a first, relative hydrophilic nonwoven and a second relatively less hydrophilic nonwoven by use of a construction adhesive, by applying the adhesive only to the first more hydrophilic nonwoven; also provided are absorbent cores for absorbent article comprising such bonded nonwovens, and such absorbent articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Stefan Floeter, Saif Hasan, Gabriele Stiehl, Joseph Leslie Grolmes
  • Publication number: 20140272282
    Abstract: In an embodiment, an assembly comprises: a glazing layer; a light absorbing layer; and a thermo-responsive layer between the glazing layer and the light absorbing layer, wherein the thermo-responsive layer comprises a matrix polymer having a glass transition temperature and an inorganic filler having a particle size, wherein refractive indices of the matrix polymer and the inorganic filler differ by less than or equal to 0.05 at 25° C. In an embodiment, a method of making the assembly comprises: forming the glazing layer; forming the light absorbing layer; and forming the thermo-responsive layer between the glazing layer and the light absorbing layer, wherein the thermo-responsive layer comprises a matrix polymer having a glass transition temperature and an inorganic filler having a particle size, wherein refractive indices of the matrix polymer and the inorganic filler differ by less than or equal to 0.05 at 25° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: SABIC Innovative Plastics IP B.V.
    Inventors: James Edward Pickett, Paul Michael Smigelski, JR., Vicki Herzl Watkins, Michael Teruki Takemori
  • Publication number: 20140261980
    Abstract: A system and method of forming a multi-axis laminate including a production surface, a reinforcement material supply, and a resin supply, wherein the reinforcement material supply supplies a first layer of reinforcement material having a first fiber orientation to the production surface and a second layer of reinforcement material having a second fiber orientation on top of the first layer of reinforcement material, and wherein resin from the resin supply impregnates the first and the second layers of reinforcement material to form a laminate having a multi-axis fiber orientation. The reinforcement material supply may be a fiberglass material having a tri-axis fiber orientation that is layered to form a quatro-axis laminate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: MILLPORT ASSOCIATES S.A.
    Inventor: Ulrich Schwartau
  • Publication number: 20140262015
    Abstract: A soft lithography template or stamp is made by casting a polydimethysiloxane (PDMS) or other suitable elastomeric precursor onto a master pattern. The master pattern may be formed utilizing known micro-fabrication techniques. The PDMS template includes an inverse copy of the micro-structures on the master pattern, and can be placed into a mold used to prepare a carbon-fiber reinforced polymer composite part or other polymer molding systems where a matrix material passes through a fluid state during the cure process. The liquid resin material flows into the structures on the surface of the PDMS template and hardens during the curing cycle. After the part is released from the mold, the PDMS template can be peeled from the surface of the part to reveal the free standing micro structures which are a replica of the master pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: U.S.A. as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventors: Frank L. Palmieri, Vincent B. Cruz, Christopher J. Wohl, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140272307
    Abstract: An adhesive tape comprises a duct tape layer and a foam mounting tape layer. The duct tape layer comprises a polymer layer having a top surface and a bottom surface, a scrim, and an adhesive layer between the polymer layer and the scrim. The foam mounting tape layer comprises a foam layer having a top surface and a bottom surface, an optional adhesive layer on the top surface of the foam layer, and an adhesive layer on the bottom surface of the foam layer. The foam layer has a thickness in a range of about 0.01 inch to 0.75 inch. The adhesive tape optionally has a scrim arranged on a bottom surface of the foam mounting tape layer. The foam layer of the foam mounting tape layer is optionally embossed in a predetermined pattern to impart a pattern to the top surface of the adhesive tape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: ShurTech Brands, LLC
    Inventor: ShurTech Brands, LLC
  • Publication number: 20140262013
    Abstract: Methods of adhering graphic film on an irregular substrate are disclosed. The methods includes providing a polymer film composite having two or more layers with at least one layer having a glass transition temperature of at least about 40° C., the polymer film composite having a first side and a second side, and an adhesive layer disposed on the second side. Then the method includes, positioning the adhesive layer against the irregular substrate, heating the polymer film composite, and pressing the heated polymer film against the irregular substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Ronald S. Steelman, John A. Nielsen, Frank T. Sher
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8828172
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a wind turbine rotor blade with a shear web involves the following steps: Fiber material is laid onto the inner surface of a mold. A first layer of fiber material for the shear web is laid onto the fiber material which was placed onto the inner surface of the mold. Then a first mold core part is partly positioned onto the first layer of fiber material. The first mold core part has a base surface, a top surface and a surface for supporting the shear web. The first layer of fiber material is then placed along the surface for supporting the shear web and at least partly along the top surface of the first mold core part. Then the shear web is positioned at the surface of supporting the shear web of the first mold core part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Anders Overgaard