Manually Arranging Different Colored Or Shaped Discrete Elements To Form Design Patents (Class 156/63)
  • Patent number: 10919254
    Abstract: Disclosed is a curved cover plate comprising an upper structure, a lateral structure provided at a predetermined angle with respect to the upper structure, and a bending structure formed between the upper structure and the lateral structure and curved with a predetermined curvature, a curved display device using the same, and a method of manufacturing the same, wherein the bending structure, which is curved with the predetermined curvature, is formed between the upper structure and the lateral structure so that it helps to change the curvature of the curved cover plate by changing the curvature of the bending structure, and also enables realization of various shapes of product by adjusting the position of the bending structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: YuSok Lim, Sejun Cho
  • Patent number: 10866253
    Abstract: Devices and methods for providing and dispensing opposables onto slides are provided in which magazines loaded with opposables include retention arms to reduce movement of the opposables during shipment and processing and to reduce or eliminate contamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Harrison, Benjamin James, Matthew Ketterer
  • Patent number: 10773476
    Abstract: The method makes it possible to produce a decorated element for a timepiece or piece of jewelry. This decorated element may be, for example, a watch dial. The method includes the steps of taking a base substrate, and micromachining on said base substrate a mould or decorative partitions in a programmed pattern, and filling the mould or the decorative partitions with at least one filler material to obtain the decorated element. The filler material may be enamel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: OMEGA S.A.
    Inventors: Gregory Kissling, Stephane Lauper, Igor-Emmanuel Uldry, Marc Stranczl, Stephane Kinkio, Sebastien Hostettler, Gilliane Burli
  • Patent number: 10704272
    Abstract: Method of manufacture for panels usable as Tile backsplashes in showers or kitchen areas, to provide the surface with a desired appearance, durability, as well as water and air resistance. The proposed product of the method creates a “belly splash” panel specifically formed from a composite of epoxy and glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Leah Gaylord
  • Patent number: 10497287
    Abstract: The invention provides thermoset image bearing domed composites which when bent to mately label or decal onto the curvature of a consumer good will characteristically retain its optical clarity without any visible component separation or stress fracturing. The domed composite suitably includes UV curable ink coatings which are securely and pliable bonded to the thermoset coating of a metal substrate and a cured thermoset capping dome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventor: James A Brush
  • Patent number: 10449567
    Abstract: A composite stencil for applying designs to walls and other surfaces is disclosed. The stencil includes a porous textile support layer to which a flexible stencil mask is bonded by an adhesion layer. The support layer supports unconnected parts of the stencil mask without bridges common with traditional stencils. Further, the textile support layer in the open areas of the stencil can be colored with a sublimation dye to suggest to a user the colors that should be applied in the various areas of the stencil. A pressure sensitive adhesive is applied to the back of the stencil. In use, the stencil is removably adhered to a surface by the pressure sensitive adhesive, whereupon paint or other pigment is applied through the textile support layer to the surface. The lack of bridges permits the entire design to be applied with a single stencil in a single session. The stencil is cleanable and reusable to apply additional designs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Procraft Development B.V.
    Inventor: Dirk Jan van Heijningen
  • Patent number: 9966179
    Abstract: A common mode filter includes a magnetic substrate in which ferrite particles having anisotropy and a planar structure are disposed to have a planar orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chin Mo Kim, Jung Wook Seo, Eun Hye Na, Hak Kwan Kim, Hyung Jin Jeon, Sung Yong An
  • Patent number: 9833693
    Abstract: A bottle puzzle used as a training or learning tool for children and adults with cognitive disabilities has puzzle pieces with uniquely shaped concave and convex walls, with only one wall in one puzzle piece matching another wall in a different puzzle piece. Each puzzle piece is a fully contained compartment capable of holding and dispensing beverages. When the puzzle pieces are put together, they form a normal bottle that can be filled with beverages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventor: Henry E. Solowiej
  • Patent number: 9513543
    Abstract: A method for forming a non-deformable patterned template includes providing a stable mesh, wherein the stable mesh is resistant to deformation; providing a curable liquid polymer; placing the stable mesh in the curable liquid polymer such that the stable mesh is completely enclosed within the liquid polymer; curing the liquid polymer to form a polymer sheet with the stable mesh embedded therein; and forming a surface pattern on at least one of the faces of the polymer sheet, the surface pattern including at least two fiducial marks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventor: Thomas W. Palone
  • Publication number: 20150113721
    Abstract: A tiled bathtub (B) in which tiles (T) are selected from among a variety of tiles and are attached to the side of the tub in a selected pattern. Once a pattern is determined and the tiles are selected, a bonding agent is applied to the tub. The bonding agent is an adhesive agent. After the adhesive sets, tiles are fitted to the side of the tub in accordance with the chosen design. Once the tile mesh appliquè is in place, attached and bonded to the side of the tub, a grout is applied between the tiles. After the grout has set a clear coat can be optionally applied over the tile to protect them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Leland Allemang
  • Patent number: 8980024
    Abstract: A system, method, and process for fabricating solid surface inserts for solid surface materials is provided. The solid surface inserts provide additional decorative and/or functional elements to a solid surface material. The solid surface inserts are designed and fabricated to capture the salient features of a desired design in order to integrate the desired design into the solid surface base to create an assembled solid surface. To create the assembled solid surface, the solid surface base has a pocket formed to accept the solid surface inserts. Then, the solid surface inserts are fabricated from other solid surface materials. The fabricated solid surface inserts are then assembled, interlocked, and secured, either with each other and/or with the solid surface base, using an adhesive to create the assembled solid surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Custom Solid Surface, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Bielek, Christopher J. Corradino, Marc Corradino
  • Patent number: 8951378
    Abstract: A method for creating personalized tile that includes creating a tile base, attaching borders to the tile base through the process of scoring and slipping the tile base and the borders to create a tile, and placing mosaics onto the tile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Oliver Justin McGee
  • Publication number: 20140374000
    Abstract: A method of making a decoration comprising a plurality of discrete units of colored adhesive film, the colored adhesive film comprising a PVC film having on one side thereof an adhesive layer protected by a release liner, with a primer layer arranged between the PVC film and the adhesive layer and comprising an aminoplast and a polyester and/or a curing product thereof, the method comprising: * (i) providing the colored adhesive film; * (ii) cutting the PVC film, the primer layer and the adhesive layer to define said plurality of discrete units, * (iii) delaminating the cut portions from the release liner so as to leave the discrete units on said release liner; * (iv) applying an adhesive application tape over said discrete units; * (v) removing the release liner thereby leaving the discrete units attached to the application tape * (vi) applying the application tape with the discrete units to a surface to be decorated with the discrete units facing the surface; and * (vii) removing the application tape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Claus W. Loescher, Viktor Dannewitz, Kirstin Krybus, Dirk Kolowrot
  • Publication number: 20140360649
    Abstract: A method for creation of a three-dimensional image in a transparent stone comprises process steps: of curving the inside of the said transparent stone, forming space therein and providing an outer shell, making at least one designing on the surface of the said outer shell facing inside, making at least one transparent filling layer on the surface of the said outer shell facing inward, making at least one designing on the surface of the said filling layer facing inward, repeating one under the other the designing and filling layer designing as per the design on the surface of the said filling layer facing inward, connecting a at least one three-dimensional object to the inward facing surface of the filling layer at the very bottom, and closing the lower part of the stone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: Sevan Kuyumculuk Sanayi Ve Ticaret Limited Sirketi
    Inventor: Sevan BIÇAKÇI
  • Publication number: 20140326388
    Abstract: A method of making a decorative shattered-glass screen or other work of art, including providing a planar main member, applying a two-dimensional graphical decorative work to the main member, applying a substantially clear viscous liquid adhesive over the decorative work of art, applying a shatterable clear glass pane onto the adhesive layer while still in liquid form, striking the pane, preferably on its edge, to shatter the pane into a multiplicity of shattered glass pieces and by such shattering causing the shattered glass pieces to spread from one another, and solidifying the adhesive layer to form a shattered-glass mosaic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: Sherry Lou Martin
  • Patent number: 8857565
    Abstract: A method for producing acoustical panels with a three-dimensional surface bonds stacks of design pieces to a flat panel. A layer of adhesive is applied over the assembly, and then a fabric layer is applied over the assembly to bond the fabric over the panel and design pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventors: Jacque S. Harrison, Donald W. Harrison
  • Patent number: 8834665
    Abstract: A method for assembling and bonding pieces of stained glass and a permanent template to a transparent panel. Grout is then used to fill in the open spaces between the stained glass pieces to create a stained glass mosaic. This embodiment allows light to pass completely through the stained glass mosaic, illuminating the stained glass mosaic inside of the permanent template and stabilizing the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventor: Bonnie Meyer Morse
  • Patent number: 8784587
    Abstract: Building panels and a method to produce such panels including a solid decorative surface having a decorative wear layer including fibers, binders, color substance and wear resistant particles. A method of manufacturing a building panel having a decorative surface connected to a core wherein the surface has at least two homogenous layers, a lower sub layer and an upper decorative layer, the upper decorative layer including fibers, a first color substance a binder and wear resistant particles, the lower sub layer including fibers, a second color substance, and a binder, whereby the method including the steps of applying the layers comprising a mix of fibers, binder, wear resistant particles and color substance on a core wherein the layers comprise different colors, displacing particles from their original position such that particles from the sub layer are visible on the decorative surface, and curing the layers by providing heat and pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Valinge Innovation AB
    Inventors: Kent Lindgren, Jan Jacobsson, Darko Pervan
  • Publication number: 20140034211
    Abstract: A method of assembling a tile, including: cutting a stone strip into a plurality of stone shapes; assembling said plurality of stone shapes in a tray comprising a non-stick coating and a temporary adhesive applied thereto for temporarily securing said plurality of stone shapes in a predetermined pattern; applying a resin between the assembled plurality of stone shapes and curing said resin to bond said stone shapes into a tile; removing said tile from said tray; and polishing said tile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: TUILES DE GRANITE ANCOR INC.
    Inventor: Maurizio Favretto
  • Publication number: 20130209759
    Abstract: A method for decorating an artificial stone laminate, for example, a quartz resin composite is provided. In the manufacturing process, a substantially thin layer of transparent or translucent particulates is deposited on a release surface. Color pigments or any coloring material that imparts color and/or contrast are selectively deposited in areas on the transparent or translucent particulates to create patterns and designs. A layer of reinforcing fibers, for example, glass fibers, is placed on the layer of transparent or translucent particulates. A binder, deposited on the layer of reinforcing fibers, fills gaps between the transparent or translucent particulates and binds the reinforcing fibers to the transparent or translucent particulates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventor: Gosakan Aravamudan
  • Publication number: 20130199695
    Abstract: A vehicle interior trim element has at least one substrate layer covered with a skin having an outer surface containing a plurality of asperities, regularly distributed on the outer surface. The outer surface of the skin defines an outer surface of the trim element that is visible within the vehicle interior. The trim element may be processed by applying a heat source on part of the outer surface forming a decorative area, the application of the heat source being arranged to at least reduce the height of the asperities in the decorative areas such that the decorative area has a different appearance from the rest of the outer surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: FAURECIA INTERIEUR INDUSTRIE
    Inventors: Cédric Habert, Nicolas Pegorier, Jean Oeuvrard, Thierry Vourlat, Didier Ponthieu, Sébastien Diliberto
  • Publication number: 20130143009
    Abstract: The bi-viewable perspective film and its preparation method as stated in this invention refer to a transparent film with a printed colour rendering layer and a liner pressed upon it. The colour rendering layer contains various types of light-transmitting zones spread out across its entirety. The transparent film is directly attached onto the liner with a variety of adhesive methods. The sum of these processes comprises the perspective film in question. Since the colour rendering layer is directly printed upon the transparent film, images printed upon the once transparent film distinctly contrasts against the printed colour rendering layer, increasing image clarity as well as ensuring optimal light permeability. Furthermore, due to a lack of perforation, the film can absorb and retain ink even within the parameter of the light-transmitting zones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Inventor: Minghua Wen
  • Patent number: 8440042
    Abstract: A method of fabricating shell purfling strips having sufficient flexibility to be placed within a curved configuration. The shell purfling strips may be placed, as a single unit, in curved channels which require the strip to bend. The flexibility results from a laminated structure comprising a layer of binding material overlain by an organic shell layer, with a bonding agent attaching the layers together. The organic shell layer comprises a plurality of precisely placed breaks along its length. The binding material retains the individual fragments of the shell layer in the strip, but because the binding material comprises a flexible material, such as rubber, the layer of binding material is sufficiently flexible to allow the purfling strip to flex longitudinally and transversely. The shell purfling strips may be attached in parallel relationship to other perfling components allowing installation as a unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Inventor: Kevin Ryan
  • Publication number: 20130115404
    Abstract: A lightweight structure at least sectionally composed of a plurality of connected mosaic elements and/or skin mosaic elements. The lightweight structure allows an essentially load-appropriate arrangement of the mosaic elements and/or the skin mosaic elements including the optional skin. The lightweight structure requires a significantly reduced number of connecting elements, such that the assembly effort can be reduced and an additional weight reduction can be achieved. Also, two variations of a method for manufacturing a lightweight structure are provided. Large-format lightweight structures such as, for example, an aircraft fuselage cell or partial shells thereof can also be manufactured in a reliable and dimensionally accurate fashion because only mosaic elements and skin mosaic elements, with relatively small dimensions, need to be handled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventor: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
  • Patent number: 8419871
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a decorative surface of a furniture body or building structure comprises: manufacturing a layer of an art release sheet, depositing an uncured artificial stone mix on the art release sheet, compacting, and wrapping the art release sheet around a central core. The uncured artificial stone mix is allowed to partially or fully cure, wherein the art units in the art release sheet are embedded in the artificial stone mix. The decorative surface may be manufactured by loading an art deposit frame with art particles of a predetermined quantity and size, placing and vibrating the loaded art deposit frame on a base layer to create an art unit, and depositing an uncured artificial stone mix on the base layer comprising the art unit. Pressure is applied on the uncured artificial stone mix to compact and allow the artificial stone mix to partially or fully cure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Inventor: Gosakan Aravamudan
  • Publication number: 20130063825
    Abstract: A multi-ply mount (frame member) for displaying an image in a lenticular environment includes a lenticular sheet having lenticules. The lenticular sheet has a clear coating deposited on a portion of the front surface thereof. The clear coating at least substantially fills the valleys of the lenticules within the portion to form a filled region that defines a windowed region. A reverse-mounted image, such as a photograph, is disposed along and faces the back surface and is in registration with the windowed region resulting in the reverse-mounted image being viewable through the clear coating without lenticular distortion. A multi-layer backing structure seals the reverse-mounted image within the mount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: Tracer Imaging LLC
    Inventor: Steven Spiro
  • Publication number: 20130019506
    Abstract: A shoe ornament structure, comprises: a base layer, a sub-base layer, a ground color layer, a ornamental layer, a blocking wall and a transparent layer. The ground color layer has a predetermined thickness and is formed on the sub-base layer. The ornamental layer is formed with different grains or color or materials and located on the ground color layer. The blocking wall of a height 0.5-0.7 mm is formed on ornamental layer, and the transparent layer is formed in the area defined by the blocking wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: DAH LIH PUH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: JUI-FEN SHIAO
  • Patent number: 8356651
    Abstract: This invention is a personal bead attachment device. It consists of a base with a hot plate, a piston arm, a piston holder, spring and piston forming a pressure handle. There is a power source and a laser light from the piston. The user of the bead attachment device will plug it in and turn machine and laser light on from the back of the machine, in about 30 second the plate should be hot and ready to use. The user will place the fabric on top of the hot plate and place a bead on the top of fabric, the laser dot will tell the user the exact position of where the bead will be adhered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Inventor: Zaher Faraj
  • Publication number: 20120261048
    Abstract: An apparatus and method in accordance with the principles of the present invention decreases the time required to install the vinyl graphics while maintaining the accuracy of the installation. In accordance with the principles of the present invention, a pressure sensitive tape is provided. The pressure sensitive tape includes a thin, easy-to-tear substrate, an easily released pressure sensitive adhesive that allows the tape to be easily removed without leaving residue or damaging the surface to which it is applied, and a plurality of non-adhesive tabs contained on the tape. The non-adhesive tabs contained in equally spaced intervals on the tape. The tape is used in securing the vinyl graphic by taping the vinyl graphic to the surface utilizing two hinged pieces of tape; the non-adhesive tabs contained in equally spaced intervals on the tape are used to help ensure the vinyl graphic is applied even or level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventor: Jason Carolla
  • Publication number: 20120229898
    Abstract: Retroreflective sheeting includes a first portion of prismatic retroreflective sheeting having a first cube corner structure that creates a first visual feature in the retroreflective sheeting and a second portion of prismatic retroreflective sheeting having a second cube corner structure that differs from the first cube structure and that creates a second visual feature in the sheeting. The second visual feature in the retroreflective sheeting forms a security mark.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventors: Paul J. Northey, Bruce D. Orensteen
  • Patent number: 8262962
    Abstract: Methods are provided for assembling desired die-cuts from individual die-cut components. Each individual die-cut component may consist of films of various materials, diverse adhesive tapes, diverse foam materials, fabrics, metals and others. Individual die-cut components are assembled onto liners that function as carriers or platforms. The liners may be in individual panels or continuous rolls. Individual die-cut components are assembled onto the liner using computer controlled pick and place equipment with a high degree of accuracy and speed. The liner may consist of a film with controlled adhesive strength to maintain the x-y position of placed individual die-cut components. The die-cut comprising the liner and assembled die-cut components is then used for various purposes, such as holding two parts together, in the assembly of various products, such as cell phones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Inventor: Kwangwoo Michael Ko
  • Publication number: 20120196081
    Abstract: The invention relates to a new binder composition which is particularly suitable for the manufacture of composite materials utilizing such new binder composition in the required nonwoven materials. Composite materials using such new binder composition in their nonwoven part are suitable, in particular, for composites materials for interior construction, for linings, floor coverings, and for the manufacture of furniture and similar products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventors: Klaus Friedrich Gleich, Philip Francis Miele, Michael Ketzer
  • Publication number: 20120175184
    Abstract: A method for producing acoustical panels with a three-dimensional surface bonds stacks of design pieces to a flat panel. A layer of adhesive is applied over the assembly, and then a fabric layer is applied over the assembly to bond the fabric over the panel and design pieces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventors: Jacque S. Harrison, Donald W. Harrison
  • Publication number: 20120164483
    Abstract: Are disclosed a method for producing a decorative metallic article and the decorative metallic article, used in jewelry goods, ornaments, clothing accessories or the like, the decorative metallic article being produced by joining a silver alloy composition for firing which comprises silver or a silver alloy to another composition for firing which comprises copper or a copper alloy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: Aida Chemical Industries Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Masashi Hirama, Rina Ebihara, Tomoaki Kasukawa, Akiyoshi Yatsugi
  • Patent number: 8206523
    Abstract: A process of manufacturing a multi-shade design on an at least semi-transparent substrate having a first surface and a second surface. The process comprising a template preparation step of preparing a template, the template being visible through the substrate, applying a first design film to a surface of the substrate, carving at least a portion of the first design film, applying a second design film over the first surface, and carving at least a portion of the second design film. An alternative process of manufacturing a multi-color design comprising the template preparation step, applying a first design film, of a first color, to the first surface, carving the first region, applying a second design film, of a second color, to the first surface, and carving the second region from the second design film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Inventor: Sam P. Schillaci
  • Publication number: 20120152095
    Abstract: A camouflage apparatus includes a mesh adapted to receive twigs, leaves, or the like from a given locale, thus allowing an individual to better blend into local scenery. A first panel-type version includes an adhesive with panel of 2D mesh. A second ring-type version includes a ring of 3D mesh material, including a draw string band for securement, or a resilient band forming a brow for engaging a forehead when looking through the scope. These allow the individual to attach natural materials from an existing area, which greatly improves the individual's ability to camouflage his equipment and hide. The illustrated apparatus can be used to cover shiny clothing such as a belt buckle, or can be used to cover equipment, such as a gun scope, a gun barrel or stock, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventor: Bruce A. Youngman
  • Publication number: 20120118472
    Abstract: A method for creation of a three-dimensional image in a transparent stone comprises process steps: of curving the inside of the said transparent stone, forming space therein and providing an outer shell, making at least one designing on the surface of the said outer shell facing inside, making at least one transparent filling layer on the surface of the said outer shell facing inward, making at least one designing on the surface of the said filling layer facing inward, repeating one under the other the designing and filling layer designing as per the design on the surface of the said filling layer facing inward, connecting a at least one three-dimensional object to the inward facing surface of the filling layer at the very bottom, and closing the lower part of the stone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: Sevan Kuyumculuk Sanayi Ve Ticaret Limited Sirketi
    Inventor: Sevan Bicakci
  • Publication number: 20120100327
    Abstract: Adhesive covers and related methods for covering a surface of a device are provided. In one implementation, the adhesive cover comprises a base layer comprising vinyl or polyolefin, a primer layer applied to a surface of the base layer, a print layer applied to the primer layer, wherein the print layer comprises a design, a top layer comprising an over laminate and applied over the print layer, and a bottom layer adhered to the base layer comprising an adhesive configured to adhere the adhesive cover to a device. The primer layer improves adhesion of the print layer to the base layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: SKINIT, INC.
    Inventors: Darrin G. Hegemier, Darryl R. Kuhn
  • Publication number: 20120090760
    Abstract: A method for creating imagery on a surface by establishing a visual boundary between two surface color regions and applying a dry transfer object proximate the visual boundary such that when the dry transfer object is substantially the same color as one of the surface regions, a negative space effect is created within the second surface color region to define thereby a desired image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventor: Jerry Rosenfeld
  • Publication number: 20110308696
    Abstract: A device for paper quilling is provided, including a turning device with a cavity, a fixed spindle displaced from the turning device, a rewinding spindle with a slot and a connector base, where the connector base is shaped to fit into the shaped cavity so that part of the rewinding spindle sits above the cavity and the rewinding spindle rotates when the turning device rotates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Inventor: Raymond Suskin
  • Publication number: 20110304912
    Abstract: A multi-layer film (1), depicting a colour two-dimensional image which is only visible through a polarizing filter comprises an optically active layer (2) placed over a polarizing layer (3) and configured to form the image on its face opposite the polarizing layer (3) when said face is seen through the polarizing filter, the optically active layer (2) comprising a plurality of sheets (4) of optically active material placed over each other, at least one of which is shaped to form at least one portion of the outline of the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Applicant: LUXOTTICA S.R.L.
    Inventors: Martin Eduardo Broen, Emanuele Teobaldo, Enrico Girotti, Giacomo Melani
  • Patent number: 8070896
    Abstract: A method for making an illustrated card has providing a cardboard with at least one printed layer and ornamentation; positioning one ornamentation on one of the adhesive portions; pressing the ornamentation toward the adhesive portion; and repeating positioning one ornamentation on one of the adhesive portions and pressing the ornamentation toward the adhesive portion. The illustrated card allows users especially children to make the illustrated card by themselves and children can be trained to arrange the ornamentation with different colors for improving chromatological and fine-motor skills.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Inventor: Teng-Kuei Chen
  • Publication number: 20110287207
    Abstract: The present invention is an assembly and method for providing a reflective decoration assembly that includes a frame having a pair of opposing frame edges and a plurality of first frame supports, where each frame support is arranged in a plane with at least two other first frame supports, is arranged in a plane defined by the pair of opposing frame edges, has a portion between the pair of opposing frame edges, and is substantially parallel to at least one other first frame support. The reflective decoration assembly also features a plurality of second frame supports, each being arranged in an intersecting configuration with at least two of the first frame supports. Disc attachment posts have a first end attached to the frame and a second end separated from the first end, the second end having a disc retaining head thereat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventor: Roman Z. Shwed
  • Publication number: 20110265713
    Abstract: In a typographic plate cylinder comprising a groove or gap (11) for assembly of a coating, which in turn comprises two flaps (211 and 211?), which, when bent and inserted into a groove or gap of the cylinder, form a gap in the coating; a completion element is provided comprising an elongated element (23) designed to be inserted and remain jammed in the gap, without projecting radially from the coating, so occluding the gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: TRELLEBORG ENGINEERED SYSTEMS ITALY S.P.A.
    Inventor: Fausto Zeni
  • Publication number: 20110232823
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods for producing a wood coating layer on a pre-shaped decorative surface of a three-dimensional article. In order to expand the range of articles coated with natural wood layer, the method includes the production of a three-dimensional wood coating matching the shape of the decorative surface of the article, the wood coating is being produced from a three-dimensional wood blank on which the surface has to be made matching an inverted copy of the decorative surface of the article, the wood blank is immovably attached to the decorative surface of the article and then, by removing an unnecessary wood layer from the wood blank, the wood coating layer of appropriate thickness is produced which exceeds a minimal permissible processing thickness applied for the kind of wood used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2009
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventor: Zigmantas-Gedmundas Dubinskas
  • Publication number: 20110229681
    Abstract: A wrapped shaped article capable of imparting a three-dimensional decoration onto a surface of a base, without producing a molding die for each three-dimensional irregular pattern. An irregular pattern or three-dimensional shape is imparted, without producing a molding die, by placing three-dimensional members on a surface of a base, and attaching a decorative film thereon by vacuum contact bonding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventors: Takeaki Sakamoto, Hirofumi Nitta, Hajime Chisaka
  • Patent number: 8023097
    Abstract: A liquid crystal panel 11 includes a pair of substrates 18, 19, liquid crystal 20 disposed between the substrates 18, 19, and alignment films 30, 36 provided on the opposed surfaces of the substrates 18, 19. After formation of the alignment film 30 or 36 is completed in a manufacturing process, it is checked by an inspection process whether a pinhole H is formed on the alignment film 30, 36, and further the position of the pinhole H is detected. Thereafter, an alignment film repair filler 50 is applied to the pinhole H by a repair process, so that the pinhole H is repaired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Noriaki Onishi, Kimitaka Ohhata, Jun Mikami
  • Publication number: 20110220266
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a decorative surface of a furniture body or building structure comprises: manufacturing a layer of an art release sheet, depositing an uncured artificial stone mix on the art release sheet, compacting, and wrapping the art release sheet around a central core. The uncured artificial stone mix is allowed to partially or fully cure, wherein the art units in the art release sheet are embedded in the artificial stone mix. The decorative surface may be manufactured by loading an art deposit frame with art particles of a predetermined quantity and size, placing and vibrating the loaded art deposit frame on a base layer to create an art unit, and depositing an uncured artificial stone mix on the base layer comprising the art unit. Pressure is applied on the uncured artificial stone mix to compact and allow the artificial stone mix to partially or fully cure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Inventor: Gosakan Aravamudan
  • Publication number: 20110189448
    Abstract: Building panels and a method to produce such panels including a solid decorative surface having a decorative wear layer including fibres, binders, colour substance and wear resistant particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicant: Valinge Innovation Belgium BVBA
    Inventors: Kent Lindgren, Jan Jacobsson, Darko Pervan
  • Patent number: 7976756
    Abstract: A process for producing mosaics, tiles or various figures where the construction of these items retains the article or design inside the mosaic, tile or figure. The article or design may be of many different themes, such as underwater life including fish, shells and sea plants. Other themes might include, but not be limited to, trees, flowers, vegetables, fruits, etc. These finished mosaics, tiles or figures can be displayed anywhere that will allow the mounting of a tile such as in bathrooms, on walls, ceilings, floors, swimming pools (interior or exterior), etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Inventors: Luciano Martinez Garcia, Elvia Guadalupe Garcia