Means Making Hole Or Aperture In Part To Be Laminated Patents (Class 156/513)
  • Patent number: 11523971
    Abstract: In order significantly to reduce the risk of contamination of a bag for medical purposes, in particular due to residual particles of tube material caused during cutting of a tube for access to the bag, the invention proposes a system (1) for producing a bag for medical purposes, comprising a tube transfer station (2) with a transfer means (3) for transferring a tube (11) coming into the tube transfer station (2) to a holder (10) and for the severing there of a tube section (17) transferred to the holder (10) from a remaining portion (18) of the incoming tube (11) in order subsequently to be able to make the severed tube section (17) connectable to two film layers for forming an access to the bag, wherein the tube transfer station (2) has a tube-tension-holding means (15) on the holder side and also a tube-pulling means (16), which means are designed to introduce tensile forces (19) between the severed tube section (17) and the remaining portion (18) of the incoming tube (11) while the severing takes place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Kiefel GmbH
    Inventor: -Ing Bernd Stein
  • Patent number: 11072476
    Abstract: A spout is mounted on a plastic film being longitudinally and intermittently fed. The plastic film is punched by a punch blade to form an aperture. A carriage is moved for a distance corresponding to a space between the punch blade and a seal head and between a punch receiver and a seal receiver. The spout is inserted into the aperture. The spout and the plastic film are heat sealed with each other by the seal head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Inventor: Mikio Totani
  • Patent number: 10717577
    Abstract: An apparatus to successively make plastic bags, each of which includes an end surface provided with a spout, by employing the general feeding way of panel material, to be simple in structure, low in cost, high in speed, and to make it possible to successively make the plastic bags two by two. A folded portion is formed in a first web of panel material, an aperture is formed in a web of end surface material, a spout is inserted into the aperture, the spout and the web of end surface material being heat sealed with each other. The web of end surface material and the folded portion are heat sealed with each other while the web of end surface material and a second web of panel material are heat sealed with each other about the spout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Fuji Seal International, Inc.
    Inventors: Hideki Ohmae, Mikio Totani, Hiroshi Nagata, Masakazu Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10421207
    Abstract: A clamshell die cutting press (10) that can transition between an opening of three inches and 0.937? and anywhere in between without the requirement of filler plates. This is accomplished by attaching the connecting rod or arm (20) that extends between the fixed platen (14) and the movable platen (16) to the fixed platen through an eccentric bevel gear (26). The bevel gear (26) is driven by an electric motor (28) which allows the adjustment to be made with a push of a button, and by moving the bridge rocker plates (34 and 36) and bridge cam stands using linear slides and servo motors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Phoenix Partners, LLC
    Inventor: Robert G. Weidhaas, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10377549
    Abstract: A foldable bag comprises a front sheet and a back sheet which are circumferentially joined to each other. The bag is disposed in a folded condition in which the bag has a reversed T-shape including a bottom and an upward portion extending upwardly from the bottom. In the folded condition of the bag, upward portion side edges are inwardly creased between the front sheet and the back sheet such that they face to each other. At the bottom, an inner bottom edge portion extends substantially within a plane of the upward portion and each of outer bottom edge portions extend substantially parallel above the inner bottom edge portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Scholle IPN Corporation
    Inventor: Ebo Jacques De Muinck
  • Patent number: 10099393
    Abstract: A razor having a handle with a power source. A cartridge has a skin contacting surface mounted to the handle. A metallic heat dissipating strip has an upper skin contact surface adjacent to the skin contacting surface of the cartridge. A heating element is positioned below the heat dissipating strip. The heating element has a resistive member with a pair of electrical contacts and a resistance of about 0.5 Ohms to about 20 Ohms. A ceramic insulating member is positioned between the metal heat dissipating strip and the resistive member. An electrical circuit is in electrical communication with the power source and is configured to deliver energy to the resistive member to heat the resistive member of the heating element. The resistive member of the heating element delivers heat to the heat dissipating strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Matthias Gester, Robert Anthony Hart
  • Patent number: 9764862
    Abstract: A machine for automatically inflating air cushions. The cushions have two plastic walls (21; 22) joined together around their periphery to define a closed space. The machine comprises a source of gas under pressure, and two jaws (1; 2) arranged such that they can move on a supporting structure. Each one of the jaws consists of a body (1; 3) each having a plane face (4:10) of substantially the same shape and surface area, it being possible for the faces to mate against one another in order to clamp between them the walls (21; 22) of a cushion. Each jaw comprises an aspiration channel (6; 7) opening onto its planer face. A first jaw on the inside of its body has a hollow needle (5) able to move relative to the body and capable in a certain position of having its pointed tip outside of the surface of the plane face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Inventors: Guy Borgeat, Glenn Flueckiger
  • Patent number: 9290870
    Abstract: The present invention is a stitching apparatus and method of use wherein large spools of material can be used and driven into position in a sewing, embroidery or other stitching machine, thereby decreasing the complexity of the stitching process and reducing breakage and thread depletion. The apparatus generally comprises an upper thread feeding assembly, a lower thread feeding assembly, a stitching surface area and an activation assembly, wherein the activation assembly bonds the upper thread to the lower thread at the stitching surface area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Inventor: Geoff McCue
  • Publication number: 20150086752
    Abstract: A laminate of thermoplastic film materials exhibiting throughgoing porosity and comprising plies A and B, A having an inner surface A1 partly in contact with B and an outer surface A2, and B having an inner surface BI partly in contact with A and an outer surface B2, A and B consisting of continuous material except for a multitude of perforations in each ply, whereby essentially no perforation in A corresponds directly to a perforation in B, the lamination between A and B on surfaces A1 and B1 being a) through a coextruded lower melting lamination layer on A and/or B and b) established in such discontinuous manner that there is formed a channel system between A1 and B1 connecting the majority of the perforations in A each with at least one of the perforations in B, and connecting the majority of the perforations in B each with at least one of the perforations in A is provided in addition to a process and apparatus for producing such a laminate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Ole-Bendt Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 8980025
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for laminating a first and a second sheet (1, 2) comprising—a chamber (10) having a first, a second and a third compartment (11, 12, 13 resp.) subsequently arranged along a first axis (Z), each compartment having a port (21, 22, 23 resp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Toegepast-Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek Tno
    Inventors: Jeroen Van Den Brand, Sander Christiaan Broers, Milan Saalmink, Andreas Heinrich Dietzel, Andreas Tanda
  • Patent number: 8967221
    Abstract: There is described a method for applying foil material (200) onto successive sheets (S), especially sheets for the production of securities, such as banknotes. In a first step, individual sheets (S) are transported in succession along a sheet transport path. In a second step, at least one continuous band of foil material (200) is applied onto the individual sheets (S) along a direction substantially parallel to a direction of displacement (A) of the individual sheets, thereby forming a continuous flow of sheets linked to one another by the said at least one continuous band of foil material (200). In a third step, the said at least one continuous band of foil material (200) is cut by means of a laser beam (L) such that the continuous flow of sheets is again separated into individual sheets (S) with portions of foil material (200*) remaining on the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: KBA-Notasys SA
    Inventors: Johann Emil Eitel, Matthias Gygi, Kurt Georg Nagler
  • Patent number: 8955774
    Abstract: A water-drip hose comprises: the first fusion splicing units formed to have an upper fusion splicing line parallel to an end portion of the outer film, a lower fusion splicing line shorter than the upper fusion splicing line, and side fusion splicing lines of a smooth curved shape for connecting the upper fusion splicing line with the lower fusion splicing line; two second fusion splicing units respectively formed at a lower position between the first fusion splicing unit and a neighboring first fusion splicing unit in parallel to the lower fusion splicing line of the first fusion splicing unit at regular intervals, which forms three lower openings; and a third fusion splicing unit formed at an upper position between the first fusion splicing unit and the neighboring first fusion splicing unit in parallel to the upper fusion splicing line of the first fusion splicing unit, which forms two upper openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Sam Won Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jae Gon Kim
  • Patent number: 8906187
    Abstract: The method comprises an automated technique for making and inserting flexible laminate film barrier liners into the shoulder/nozzles of product tube packaging. The shoulder/nozzles are made and oriented with the shoulder opening to be facing the laminate film. The film is fed to a station that forms the nozzle aperture, die cuts the laminate film to fit into the shoulder of the shoulder/nozzle, and inserts this laminate film into the shoulder/nozzle. The laminate film can be heat bonded to the shoulder nozzle at this station or in a subsequent sealing station. After the shoulder/nozzle leaves the station that forms and inserts the laminate film into the shoulder/nozzle there can be a detection station to determine if the laminate film is properly aligned in the shoulder/nozzle. There also can be a detection station after a subsequent sealing station. Shoulder/nozzles with sealed laminate film liner are then sent to tube making.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Christopher J. Miller, David C. Hernandez
  • Publication number: 20140290845
    Abstract: A method for making a friction plate that includes a core plate and a friction facing is disclosed. The method includes cutting a pattern of friction material segments into a friction material sheet such that each friction material segment remains integrally connected to the friction material sheet, locating a predetermined number of the friction material segments adjacent to a surface of a core plate to which a bonding material is present, separating the friction material segments from the friction material sheet, and placing the friction material segments onto the surface of the core plate over the bonding material. An apparatus for practicing this method is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: BorgWarner Inc.
    Inventors: Dean A. Collis, Walter J. Becker
  • Patent number: 8844600
    Abstract: A rotary lamination apparatus has a rotary lamination turntable rotational about a vertical axis. A plurality of workpieces are rotated and laminated on the turntable. The turntable includes a support member that is arranged on an upper surface of the turntable, a plurality of rolling bodies mounted on the upper surface of the turntable, and a plurality of urging members for urging the rolling bodies upward. The support member is formed of material having a high friction coefficient. The rolling bodies are selectively movable between an upper position and a lower position. In the upper position, at least a portion of each of the rolling bodies is located above the upper surface of the support member. In the lower position, each rolling body is located below the upper surface of the support member. In the upper position, the rolling bodies support the workpieces movably in a lateral direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Boshoku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kazuyuki Hirata
  • Patent number: 8815030
    Abstract: A laminating apparatus (200) for laminating a substrate foil (SF) with a laminating foil (LF) comprises a first and a second facility (210, 214) for providing the substrate foil and the laminating foil respectively, a recognition facility (224, 225) for determining a location of at least one feature of at least one (LF) of the laminating foil and the substrate foil and an alignment facility (252, 253) for aligning the at least one (LF) of the foils, a separation facility (240) for separating a portion (SF1; LF1) of the at least one of the foils after it is controlled by the alignment facility, a laminating facility (250, 252) for laminating the separated portion of the at least one of the foil against the other one of the foils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast-Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Jeroen van den Brand, Andreas Heinrich Dietzel, Ike de Vries
  • Patent number: 8763667
    Abstract: A packaging cushion insert is useful for cushioning a packaged object. The insert comprises a top sheet, a bottom sheet; and a plurality of interior sheets between the top and bottom sheets. The top sheet, the bottom sheet, and the plurality of interior sheets are in stacked and laminated arrangement. The top sheet, bottom sheet, and plurality of interior sheets each comprise one or more materials selected from an air-cellular cushioning material, cellular foam material, and crumpled paper material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Sealed Air Corporation (US)
    Inventor: Nicholas P. De Luca
  • Publication number: 20140150978
    Abstract: The invention relates to a punching and/or welding machine for acting on a piece of motor vehicle bodywork that is made of plastics material, the machine having movable punching and/or welding tools, each of which is adjusted to perform a punching and/or welding operation and that are transferred from a waiting position to a working position for performing the punching and/or welding operation, the punching and/or welding operation being performed in three stages: a) transferring from a waiting position at a distance from a skin of the piece in order to come into a working position in contact with the skin; b) performing the punching and/or the welding; and then c) returning to the waiting position; the device further comprising a support for receiving the skin in a determined position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: François Virelizier
  • Patent number: 8672012
    Abstract: Provided are an adhesive force development unit, an adhesive-label issue device, and a printer which can develop a stable adhesive force regardless of a thickness of a functional layer made from a resin film or the like while suppressing an occurrence of a blocking phenomenon. A thermal head for adhesive force development having a plurality of heating elements arranged along a width direction of an adhesive label and heating the adhesive label from its adhesive layer side so as to form holes in an functional layer by the heating elements is provided, and heating means for heating at least hole-forming portions in the adhesive label is disposed at an upstream side or a downstream side relative to the thermal head along a carrying direction of the adhesive label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Seiko Instruments Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Sato, Kazuo Tani
  • Publication number: 20140060615
    Abstract: A device for electrically connecting back surface solar cells to form a solar cell string includes an application unit for applying double-sided adhesive insulating strips to the solar cells disposed behind one another along a longitudinal axis, which insulating strips are attached to the solar cells by pressing. The device has an assembly unit for positioning electrical conductor elements on the insulating strips for connecting two adjacent solar cells. The conductor elements are flexible components for creating stress relief structures that are produced in a shaping unit disposed next to the application unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Adrian Gretler, Stefan Kaufmann, Adolf Hofer
  • Publication number: 20140024876
    Abstract: Containment systems and methods safely and permanently encapsulate a sharp portion of a sharp medical instrument (e.g. a hypodermic needle). The containment system includes a cap or other container formed of a durable and flexible material having a rim defining an open end configured to receive a sharp portion therein, an interior surface, wherein at least a portion of the interior surface comprises a puncturing element, and a bladder contained within the cap proximate the puncturing element, the bladder containing a first component of a liquid hardenable solution. Opposing sides of the cap can be deformed under external pressure to cause the puncturing element to puncture the bladder so as to release the first component of the liquid hardenable solution from the bladder such that the first component contacts the sharp portion and the sharp portion is substantially permanently retained inside the cap by the liquid hardenable solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventors: Robert W. Brunson, Jeremy Sorensen
  • Patent number: 8567467
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for producing perforated composite structures, such as acoustic skins suitable for aircraft engine nacelle and duct components. The process includes placing a mat member, a non-impregnated fabric member, and a resin film on a tool surface so that pins disposed on the mat member project through the fabric member and resin film to define holes therein. The fabric member is between the mat member and resin film, and the fabric member and resin film define a stack that conforms to the mat member and tool surface. A caul member is then placed on the stack so that apertures in the caul member are penetrated by the pins. The stack is heated to melt the resin film and cause molten resin to infuse the fabric member and yield a resin-infused fabric stack, after which the molten resin within the resin-infused fabric stack is at least partially cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: MRA Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Mahendra Maheshwari, James Joseph Velten
  • Patent number: 8550139
    Abstract: The invention which is the subject of this application is apparatus and a method for the application of labels to articles-, via adhesive or other mechanical location means. The labels are provided in a label supply (2) with respective labels (8) defined by a line of weakening (6) formed by slits (12) or perforations and the line of weakening includes at least one aperture (12) provided for engagement by a tool (12) at the time when the line of weakening is required to be broken to separate the leading label and allow the same to be applied to the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Catchpoint Limited
    Inventors: Michael Cooper, David Ashmore
  • Publication number: 20130048219
    Abstract: A system for forming a waterproof seam between to sewn materials. The seam is formed using an adhesive coated thread. A thin strip of adhesive is placed between the two materials at the seam line. As the coated thread is sewn into the seam heat and pressure are simultaneously applied, melting the adhesive coating thereby filling the needle punctures. The melted adhesive coating will also flow into the areas between the needles punctures and between the materials. The heat and pressure applied to the coated thread will also melt the adhesive strip, causing additional adhesive to flow into the needle punctures and the areas between needle punctures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventor: Roxanne Ferreiro
  • Patent number: 8302516
    Abstract: An apparatus for punching at least one hole in a sheet of paper and attaching a reinforcing ring onto the sheet around the hole includes a platform; a hole punch rod mounted to and extending outwardly from the platform positioned to match a desired location for a hole on a sheet, the hole punch rod having a rod cutting end extending away from the platform; a sheet panel having a ring passing hole positioned to register with the longitudinal axis of the punch rod and sized to pass a reinforcing ring; a hole punch plate generally parallel to and spaced forwardly from the sheet panel and having a hole punching port positioned to register with the longitudinal axis of the hole punch rod, the hole punching port being sized to pass the rod cutting end closely enough to cut a hole into a sheet placed between the rod cutting end and the punching port; a sheet panel return spring mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Inventor: Claudia Marlin
  • Publication number: 20120244666
    Abstract: Solder bumps are formed on a plurality of electrode parts of a printed substrate and a semiconductor chip is loaded on the printed substrate via the plurality of solder bumps. In this case, a thermoplastic film is prepared as an underfill that covers a surface of the printed substrate on which the solder bumps are formed. In the film, parts corresponding to the solder bumps are removed and a peripheral edge of a part on which the semiconductor chip will be loaded has a protruded form. After the printed substrate has been covered with the film, the film is bonded onto the board and the semiconductor chip is loaded on the printed substrate and carried into a reflow furnace. In the reflow furnace, heat and pressure are applied to fuse the solder bumps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventors: Noriaki MUKAI, Masaru Mitsumoto, Makoto Homma
  • Patent number: 8226791
    Abstract: A sealing device for a well plate and process for fabrication of the device. The device includes a first layer and two adhesive layers. A bore is formed through the first layer and the two adhesive layers. A translucent second layer adheres to the first adhesive layer of the first layer to seal the well plate. The process for fabricating a sealing device provides a first layer with a first side having a first adhesive layer and a second side having a second adhesive layer. A second layer adheres to the first adhesive layer. A bore is formed through the first layer, first adhesive layer, second adhesive layer, and second layer, after removal of the second layer from the first adhesive layer. Yet another layer adheres to the first adhesive layer over the bore. A coloration element may be added to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Inventor: Bambi Lyn Cahilly
  • Publication number: 20120055622
    Abstract: A method of sequentially laminating a carrier film-attached optical film laminate to a rectangular-shaped panel having a long side and a short side, is provided. The optical film laminate includes an optical film including a thin polarizing film, and a carrier film attached to the optical film through an adhesive layer. The method includes the steps: forming a plurality of slits in the carrier film-attached optical film laminate in a width direction thereof at lengthwise given intervals to extend from a surface of the optical film on a side opposite to the carrier film to a depth reaching a surface of the carrier film adjacent to the optical film to thereby form an optical film sheet supported by the carrier film, between lengthwisely adjacent two of the slits; and laminating each of the optical film sheets to a respective one of the panels through the adhesive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventors: Takeharu KITAGAWA, Takuya NAKAZONO, Shusaku GOTO, Minoru MIYATAKE, Tomohiro MORI, Takashi KAMIJO
  • Patent number: 8066047
    Abstract: Labels are permanently attached to a substrate, e.g., a tissue cassette, by use of a staking device. The device comprises a staker assembly and a cassette fixture assembly. The cassette fixture assembly includes a slot and a clamping assembly for securing the cassette within the device. The staker assembly includes a set of probes that are heated and sequentially moved into a position to burn a hole in a label that is provisionally attached to the cassette, and then the substrate is melted and displaced through the hole to form a collar bond that permanently attaches the label to the cassette. The label remains attached to the cassette when exposed to harsh environmental conditions, e.g., high heat, high humidity, solvents, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Brady Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Curt Scadden, Michael Ritzke, John Grosz, Edward A. Raleigh, Andrew Terrill, Michael Brock
  • Publication number: 20110277939
    Abstract: Punching structures each include a die, a punch that cooperates with the die to stamp a workpiece, a die supporting member that applies lateral pressure to core pieces stamped out from the workpiece, and a counter pressure applying mechanism that applies counter pressure toward the punch to the core pieces from the side opposite to the punch. The punching structures also include selecting mechanisms, respectively. The punching structures laminate core pieces while applying lateral pressure and counter pressure to the core pieces. The punching structures are arranged along the conveyance direction of the workpiece. The selecting mechanisms select one of the punching structures to be put in a pause state, so that one of the punching structures is put in a pause state during a stamping operation of the punching structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventor: Kazuyuki HIRATA
  • Patent number: 8057626
    Abstract: A process for making a noise absorber carpet including a fabric layer portion and a resinous backing layer portion including the substantially concurrent steps of continuously feeding a softened resinous backing material from a backing resin feeder onto a backing roll to form a continuous resinous backing sheet thereon, and continuously feeding a heated continuous fabric sheet via a fabric roll onto the backing sheet continuously formed on the backing roll, wherein the backing roll includes spike depressions and perforation pins on its surface, and wherein the fabric roll is located close to the backing roll to press the fabric sheet against the backing sheet as the sheets proceed between the rolls and mold spikes and perforations on the backing sheet, the backing roll being cooled to a temperature range between 10 degrees Celsius and 50 degrees Celsius with a cooling medium to harden said spikes and perforations and provide bonding between the fabric sheet and the backing sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Daiwa, Kabushiki Kaisha Yachiyo, Kabushiki Kaisha Shoei
    Inventor: Kohei Yamada
  • Publication number: 20110141691
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing synthetic jets is described. The method includes forming a hole extending through a portion of a first printed circuit board (PCB), wherein the hole defines a portion the synthetic jet assembly, and wherein the hole is positioned to enable the synthetic jet assembly to facilitate cooling a component coupled to a second PCB.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventors: David S. SLATON, David McDonald
  • Patent number: 7955459
    Abstract: One side of a metal sheet is joined to a polymer layer by applying heat to a joining area on the opposite side of the metal. The heat flows through the thin metal to activate a thermoplastic material or heat setting polymer into a bond with the metal. The method can be used to bond the metal sheet to a plastic body or another metal member. It is preferred to use a friction or friction stir tool to heat the metal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Yen-Lung Chen, Peter H. Foss, Mark W. Verbrugge, Xiaohong Q. Gayden
  • Patent number: 7883596
    Abstract: A noise absorber carpet comprised of a fabric layer portion and a resinous backing layer portion is provided. The fabric layer portion and the resinous backing layer portion are heat bonded with a press into the noise absorber carpet, and the press includes perforation pins and a cooling medium. The resinous backing layer portion is provided with noise absorbing perforations formed by contact with the perforation pins of the press and cooled by the cooling medium. The perforations having been cooled by the cooling medium with the press simultaneously with the bonding of the resinous backing layer portion with the fabric layer portion and the cooling of the press by the cooling medium, thereby providing for instant curing and fixation of the shape of the perforations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Daiwa, Kabushiki Kaisha Yachiyo
    Inventor: Kohei Yamada
  • Patent number: 7842150
    Abstract: In order to produce an adhesive binding for bookbinding, in which the sheets, in letter paper format, are perforated on the folding edge, folded, provided with adhesive on the folding edge and assembled to form a book block, the perforating process is carried out on the folding edge in such a manner that two interrupted perforation lines are punched, these perforation lines being parallel at a short distance from one another, offset in a longitudinal direction and forming a widened folding edge. The punch locations of both perforation lines are, along the folding edge, offset by the length of one perforating tooth. The sheets, which are folded on the folding edge and which are assembled and squeezed to form a book block, are provided with the application of adhesive on surfaces, which are formed by the double perforating and which are assigned to one another, between full locations of one perforation line and full locations of the other perforation line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Inventor: Peter Schmidkonz
  • Publication number: 20100196796
    Abstract: Fabricating roll-good fuel cell material involves laminating first and second bonding material webs having spaced apart windows to first and second surfaces of a fuel cell membrane web. First and second active regions of the membrane web are positioned within the respective bonding material windows. Third and fourth gasket material webs having spaced apart windows are respectively laminated to the bonding material on the first and second membrane web surfaces. The bonding material windows align with the respective gasket material windows so that at least some of the bonding material extends within the respective gasket material windows. Fluid transport layer (FTL) material portions cut from fifth and sixth FTL material webs are laminated to the respective first and second active regions. The FTL material portions are positioned within respective gasket material windows and contact the bonding material extending within the respective gasket material windows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Inventors: David Robert MEKALA, Donald George Peterson, Dennis Earl Ferguson, Duane Douglas Fansler
  • Publication number: 20100163167
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for producing perforated composite structures, such as acoustic skins suitable for aircraft engine nacelle and duct components. The process includes placing a mat member, a non-impregnated fabric member, and a resin film on a tool surface so that pins disposed on the mat member project through the fabric member and resin film to define holes therein. The fabric member is between the mat member and resin film, and the fabric member and resin film define a stack that conforms to the mat member and tool surface. A caul member is then placed on the stack so that apertures in the caul member are penetrated by the pins. The stack is heated to melt the resin film and cause molten resin to infuse the fabric member and yield a resin-infused fabric stack, after which the molten resin within the resin-infused fabric stack is at least partially cured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicant: MRA SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Mahendra (NMN) Maheshwari, James Joseph Velten
  • Publication number: 20100163174
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for producing perforated composite structures, such as acoustic skins suitable for aircraft engine nacelle components. The process includes placing at least one mat member, a non-impregnated fabric member, and a pad member on a tool surface so that pins disposed on the mat member project through the fabric member to define holes therein, the fabric member is between the mat and pad members, and the mat, fabric and pad members yield a non-impregnated stack that conforms to the tool surface. The fabric member is then infused with a resin to yield a resin-impregnated fabric and the resin within the resin-impregnated fabric is partially cured, after which the partially-cured resin-impregnated fabric is removed from the tool surface and from between the mat and pad members. A post cure of the partially-cured resin-impregnated fabric can then be performed to yield the composite structure with the holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicant: MRA SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: David Patrick Calder, Graham Frank Howarth
  • Patent number: 7669630
    Abstract: Hole punch apparatus which automatically places a reinforcement ring precisely around each punched hole concurrently with the creation of each hole and using the same motion that punches the holes. In a preferred embodiment, the punch shaft has a ring compression disk affixed around it at a location above the punch face. The compression disk has a ring cushion and a stack of reinforcement rings extending along the punch shaft toward the punch face, but spaced therefrom to permit the punch face to puncture a sheet before the lowermost reinforcement ring is then compressed against the sheet in precise axial alignment with the punched hole. The rings each have sufficient adhesive to adhere to the sheet, one and only one ring at each hole, while disengaging from the remaining rings in the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Inventor: Lap Shun Hui
  • Patent number: 7665499
    Abstract: In a laminating apparatus for a ceramic green sheet according to the present invention, cutting means and laminating means are positioned on a conveying path of a carrier film conveyed by conveying means. Specifically, cutting of the ceramic green sheet and lamination of sheet pieces are carried out on a single conveying path. Consequently, the reduction of production efficiency is prevented significantly. Furthermore, the position of the cutting means and the position of the laminating means are different. Therefore, even when cut scraps are generated when the ceramic green sheet is cut by the cutting means, the cut scraps are significantly prevented from entering between layers in a green sheet laminated body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshimi Yodokawa, Susumu Nakamura, Kikuo Takahashi, Makoto Takahashi, Hiroshi Yagi, Tsukasa Satoh
  • Patent number: 7641754
    Abstract: A reinforcing ring loading and confining apparatus is provide for a hole punching and sheet material reinforcing device and includes a reinforcer loader receptacle that accommodates a plurality of annular reinforcing rings. The reinforcer loader has a body portion with a floor and a cylindrical reinforcer guide, open at the top and bottom, projecting up from the floor. A removable bottom panel is mounted to the body portion beneath the floor in alignment with the cylindrical guide. The reinforcer loader is inserted into the reinforcer loader receptacle support so that the loaded stack of reinforcing rings are positioned upon the removable bottom panel directly beneath the punching ram. The punching ram is forced downwardly through the stack of reinforcing rings and has an enlarged punching tip that passes through the central apertures in the reinforcing rings. When retracted, the punching tip lifts the stack of reinforcing rings back upwardly, thereby transferring them onto the punching ram shank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Inventor: John Hui
  • Patent number: 7631679
    Abstract: A hole puncher and reinforcer for punching holes in sheets of material and for concurrently applying reinforcement to the sheets of material about the holes punched employs a removable cartridge containing a punch rod upon which a supply of reinforcement rings is mounted. The cartridge fits into a tubular socket located on the stanchion of the puncher and reinforcer frame. The reinforcing rings are mounted on the lower end of a cylindrical punch rod and a pressure plate attached to the punch rod forcefully presses each reinforcing ring in turn against a sheet of material as the cutting edge of the punch rod concurrently punches a hole in the sheet of material. When the supply of reinforcing rings is depleted, the entire cartridge is removed by rotating the punch lever arm away from alignment with the punch rod. A hook on the underside of the punch lever arm engages a lug on the cartridge, and lifts the cartridge out of the socket stanchion to facilitate removal and replacement of the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Inventor: John Hui
  • Patent number: 7628192
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of debonding a tooling for a fuselage. In particular, the present invention relates to methods of debonding a tooling for a fuselage using a debonding agent. In one implementation, isopropyl alcohol is applied to a tooling to break the cohesive bond between the tooling and the fuselage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Teufel, Curtis Longo
  • Publication number: 20090133821
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus (1) for joining plastic tubes (5, 15), to an installation for joining plastic tubes (5, 5), to a preparation unit (50) for preparing plastic tubes (5, 15) which are to be joined, and also to a method for joining plastic tubes (5, 15). The apparatus for joining plastic tubes (5, 15) comprises a treatment body (10) which is arranged above a depositing surface (2) of the apparatus (1) and is guided over a joining section of the plastic tubes during the joining operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Inventor: Roland Ederer
  • Patent number: 7503369
    Abstract: We have designed a machine for office use called the Electric Paper Reinforcer/Hole Puncher (EPRHP) to protect the printed document. EPRHP is an electric powered device that can automatically apply a clear, ultra thin layer of plastic film on the edge of printed documents to reinforce them, and then punch 3 holes within the plastic film area on these documents. As a result, these 3 holes will be reinforced and prevent the documents from being torn by the rings of the binder. EPRHP can be further used to reinforce large sized printed drawings by applying the plastic film on the edge of drawings. The EPRHP is a portable machine and can be placed on an office desk. EPRHP can turn a document printed on a piece of regular bond paper into a durable document, without deforming the paper appearance or creating any winkles on the paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Inventors: Luyu Yang, Melinda Carlson
  • Patent number: 7470342
    Abstract: Plates having a predetermined pattern are provided in each frame, side by side, at certain intervals along the longitudinal direction of the frame. A plurality of positioning holes, into which pins are inserted, are formed in each frame. A retainer portion is provided so as to extend from the inner periphery of each positioning hole and is plastically deformed when a pin is inserted thereinto. By inserting a pin into each positioning hole while a plurality of frames are stacked, the outer periphery of the pin contacts the retainer portion of each positioning hole. The retainer portion is deformed to correct misalignment among a plurality of plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Atsushi Ito, Masaaki Deguchi, Hisaki Sakurai
  • Publication number: 20080264557
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method and apparatus for manufacturing a composite, foam/fabric material for use as protective material in products, and utilizes an apparatus which includes a punch press with punches arranged in rows and correspondingly aligned dies for receiving the punches therethrough. The system operates by punching a sheet of foam material into a plurality of discrete foam elements which are transferred onto a heated fabric substrate, and retained thereon by heat bonding. The apparatus consists, in one preferred embodiment, of a clamp plate which clamps a sheet of foam material onto a die plate, and after a punching sequence, the sheet of foam material, along with the sheet of fabric material, are indexed downstream, and the process repeats.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Inventor: Daniel Kim
  • Publication number: 20080199660
    Abstract: The embossed or printed web material article comprises at least two plies (V1, V2) of tissue paper joined together by gluing and forming at least one multi-ply sheet. The sheet has a principal pattern (D), embossed or printed, in a substantially intermediate position with respect to the surface of the article, and secondary embossed or printed patterns (U, V) of smaller dimensions arranged along the edge lines of the article and interrupted by said edge lines. FIG. 3 schematically shows an axonometric view of the embossing roller (21). The cylindrical surface of which is indicated with 21S. Defined on the surface of the roller are annular i.e. circumferential areas or bands (21C), along which protuberances are arranged to define an embossing pattern, which will be referred to hereunder as circumferential secondary embossing pattern. A longitudinal band (21L) is also represented on the cylindrical surface of the embossing roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2006
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Applicant: Fabio Perini S.p.A.
    Inventor: Mauro Gelli
  • Publication number: 20080145712
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for making fuel cell components via a roll to roll process are described. Spaced apart apertures are cut in first and second gasket webs that each include adhesives. The first and second gasket webs are transported to a bonding station on conveyers. A membrane web that includes at least an electrolyte membrane is also transported to the bonding station. At the bonding station, a gasketed membrane web is formed by attaching the first and second gasket webs to the membrane web. The first gasket web is attached to a first surface of the membrane web via the adhesive layer of the first gasket web. The second gasket web is attached to a second surface of the membrane web via the adhesive layer of the second gasket web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventors: Daniel M. Pierpont, Eric J. Hanson, Michael T. Hicks, Eric J. Iverson, David J. Miller, Scott A. Ripley
  • Patent number: 7341085
    Abstract: A station for the application of segments of openable/reclosable strip on a plastic film web destined to form bags, includes a device for sealing segments of strip at intervals on the film and a device for punching predefined zones of film. The punching device and the sealing device are positioned in the station along the film path to act in sequence in the same zone for punching the film and sealing the segments in the predefined points of the film keeping the film stationary between the film punching operation and the corresponding operation for sealing a segment on the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Assignee: Ilapak Research & Development S.A.
    Inventor: Valter Tinivella