Adhesive Application Of Fasteners To Articles (e.g., Slide Fastener To Garment) Patents (Class 156/66)
  • Patent number: 11723810
    Abstract: A modular kinesiology or physio tape adapted to produce heating or cooling. The tape includes a layer of material having a chamber for retention and release of a removable packet of cooling or heating material and a mechanism for securing the layer directly onto skin of a user. The removable packet of cooling or heating material has dimensions optimized for manual insertion into and removal from the chamber. Preferably, the material is flexible and includes an adhesive for securing the layer to the skin. The material has a first surface for contacting skin, a second surface parallel to the first surface for receiving and retaining the removable packet and an edge between the first and second surfaces. In one embodiment, multiple slits are provided in the second surface having dimensions adapted to receive and retain said packet. In yet another embodiment, a heating packet is implemented with a button/coin type battery circuit with an optional mechanism for controlling the generation of heat thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Inventor: Jason Fladoos
  • Patent number: 11412875
    Abstract: An apparatus to prevent curling of a rug corner. The apparatus includes a rigid and planar V-shaped body having a top surface and a bottom surface. A hook-and-pile fastener detachably secures the body and rug together. The body maintains the rug corner in a flat condition thus preventing any curling of the rug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Just Fur Love, LLC
    Inventor: Allan Wendling
  • Patent number: 10849245
    Abstract: The present invention features a robust customizable computing system comprising: a processing control unit; an external object; and means for operably connecting the processing control unit to the external object, the processing control unit introducing intelligence into the external object, thus causing the external object to perform smart functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: ATD Ventures, LLC
    Inventor: Jason A. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10766205
    Abstract: A system for applying a fastening material to a substrate is provided. The system may include a first material source including the substrate. The substrate may define a first length extending from a first edge to a second edge and the first material source may feed the substrate in a first direction transverse to the first length. The system may additionally include a second material source including the fastening material. The fastening material may define a second length extending from a third edge to a fourth edge, whereby the second length is substantially equal to the first length and the second material source feeds the fastening material in a second direction transverse to the second length. The system may also include an applicator system that secures the fastening material to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventor: John Joseph Michels
  • Patent number: 10562247
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing waterproof zipper is completed in following steps. Firstly, a release paper is provided, a release side of which is provided with the shape, such as glossy surface, matte surface, figures, patterns, trademarks and characters, required by client. Afterwards, a liquid hot melt glue is applied to the release side, and a heating procedure is performed on the liquid hot melt glue. Subsequently, a zipper is provided, and a hot rolling procedure is performed on the zipper, release paper and liquid hot melt glue, one side of a zipper tape without zipper teeth being bound to the liquid hot melt glue and release paper by hot rolling, the liquid hot melt glue being formed as a waterproof layer. Finally, the release paper is peeled off, so as to form the shape on a surface of waterproof layer contacted with the release side, and complete the waterproof zipper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: S.L. ZIPPER CO.
    Inventor: Chen-Chou Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10490532
    Abstract: An apparatus that directly transfers a semiconductor device die from a first substrate to a second substrate. The semiconductor device die is disposed on the first side of the first substrate. The apparatus includes a first frame to hold the first substrate, and a second frame to hold the second substrate adjacent to the first side of the first substrate. A needle is disposed adjacent to the first frame and extends in a direction toward the second side of the first substrate. A needle actuator is connected to the needle to move the needle, during a direct transfer process, to a die transfer position at which the needle contacts the second side of the first substrate to press the semiconductor device die into contact with the second substrate such that the semiconductor device die is released from the first substrate and is attached to the second substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Rohinni, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Huska, Cody Peterson, Clinton Adams, Sean Kupcow
  • Patent number: 10450755
    Abstract: Methods for attaching a layer of hook fasteners onto an insulation board for use attaching a roofing membrane having fleece backed loops thereon such that the roofing membrane can be held onto the insulation membrane by: adhering the hook layer onto portions of the top or bottom facer of an insulation board after the insulation board has exited a laminator; or adhering the hook layer onto the top or bottom facer prior to entry into the laminator; or replacing the top or bottom facer of the insulation board with the hook layer before use in the laminator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Gardner, Matthew Baker, Steven Seiler
  • Patent number: 10259167
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for affixing hardware components to garments. Hardware components are provided with an operative component and an adhesive surface. The operative component interacts with one or more other operative components and/or with one or more other features of the garment (e.g. with cords, straps or the like connected to the garment and/or with the fabric of the garment) and/or with one or more external devices. The adhesive surface is bonded to a corresponding interior surface of a fabric layer of the garment using an adhesive located between the adhesive surface and the corresponding surface of the fabric layer. The hardware component is projected from an interior of the fabric layer, through an aperture defined by the fabric layer, and to an exterior of the fabric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Cohaesive Garment Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Shane Michael Ellis, Tom Routh, Susanna Bergström
  • Patent number: 10206754
    Abstract: The invention relates to a surgical drape (1) comprising a main sheet (10), characterized in that it comprises a drape attachment (20) composed of: a separable film (22) having at least one internal layer (22a) and one external layer (22b), the internal layer (22a) having less mechanical resistance than the external layer (22b), and a layer of adhesive (24), fixed to the internal layer (22a) of the separable film (22), the drape attachment being fixed to the main sheet (10) by means of the layer of adhesive (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Vygon
    Inventor: Patrick Lestoquoy
  • Patent number: 10150604
    Abstract: A reusable closure system is disclosed for flexible packaging applications. The system generally includes base and lid portions. The base portion can be bonded to underlying package material and includes first and second fields of touch fasteners separated by a multi-layer buffer zone. The buffer zone can be at least in part co-located with a frangible region of underlying package material. In some embodiments, the buffer zone is substantially free of active bonding agent, such that there is little or no active bonding agent overlapping the frangible region. One of the touch fastener fields of the base can be deployed at least partially within the area defined by the frangible region. The other touch fastener field is deployed around the buffer zone. The lid portion can be bonded to the package material and/or base portion, and includes a hinge and another touch fastener field to mate with the base fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: VELCRO BVBA
    Inventors: Luis Parellada Armela, Josep M. Soler Carbonell, Enric Rodon, Emilio Muñoz Herrero
  • Patent number: 9929036
    Abstract: A system and method for peeling a semiconductor chip from a tape using a multistage ejector is disclosed. A housing in the multistage ejector houses a plural sets of tape removing contacts. A pick and place unit is moved slowly to have contact with the chip. A vacuum source is utilized for generating vacuum to suck the tape. Plural sets of contacts such as inner, middle and outer contacts are independently or together moved below the tape at various stages by utilizing their respective actuation mechanism. A controller can independently control the movements of each contact to effectively remove or loosen the tape from the chip. A pick and place unit can then pick up the chip easily without any damage to chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventors: Kim Mone Kwong, Kok Yeow Lim, Zhiqiang Mao
  • Patent number: 9896241
    Abstract: The zipper for a reclosable package wherein the zipper includes fragrance-carrying oil within an internal zipper volume or storage volume thereby confining the scent while the zipper and the package are closed. When the zipper is opened, the scent is allowed to escape to the consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventors: David J. Anzini, Rusty Koenigkramer, Victor Matias, Eric Plourde, Steven Ausnit, Jose Manuel Septien Rojas
  • Patent number: 9770075
    Abstract: There is provided an opener of a slide fastener. A separable pin accommodation part of a retainer has upper and lower walls facing each other, a pair of wall parts protruding from the upper and lower walls in a direction of narrowing an interval therebetween, and a bottom wall configured to join the upper and lower walls at the rear of the pair of wall parts. The pair of wall parts extend toward the bottom wall from a rear side relative to front ends of the upper and lower walls. A pair of restriction parts are configured to collide with each other so as to restrict a position of a rearmost end of a separable pin to be inserted into a separable pin hole to a position between the bottom wall and front ends of the pair of wall parts are separately provided for the retainer and the separable pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventor: Hideki Sato
  • Patent number: 9630799
    Abstract: An apparatus for fabricating a stretch film roll comprises a device configured to fold a stretch film web to yield a folded stretch film web comprising at least one longitudinal band of increased thickness, with each band of increased thickness being spaced from the longitudinal edges of the folded stretch film web, and a driven winding shaft for winding the folded stretch film web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventor: Anthony Galea
  • Patent number: 9565905
    Abstract: A lower stop assembly for slide fasteners comprises a left stop member and a right stop member. The inside of the right stop member is provided with a right slot and an annular orifice both extending in the direction of the inside, the annular orifice being located at the front end of the right slot and in direct communication with an opening of the right slot. The left stop member can be movably inserted into the opening of the right slot and then released from lateral notches of the right slot. As the left stop member can be released from the lateral notches of the right slot, when the left stop member needs to retreat from the right slot, the left stop member may rotate around the outer lateral wall of the annular orifice under the drive of the left slide fastener belt to come out from the right slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Inventors: Shengchang Huang, Jerry Wang
  • Patent number: 9370899
    Abstract: In an apparatus for successively making plastic bags, a receiver plate 5 is fixed to a support plate 7. The support plate 7 extends widthwise of the webs of film material 2H and 2L to protrude on one of opposite sides of the webs of film material 2H and 2L. An elastic support device is disposed on the one side of the webs of film material 2H and 2L to elastically support the receiver plate 5 and the support plate 7. An attitude hold device is disposed on the one side of the webs of film material 2H and 2L to act on the support plate 7 so that the receiver plate 5 and the support plate 7 are held in attitude not to be inclined when being lowered and raised.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Totani Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nagata, Yuji Ohnishi
  • Patent number: 9295307
    Abstract: There is provided a slide fastener including a pair of fastener stringers in which a plurality of fastener elements, are attached to opposing one-side edges of a pair of fastener tapes each of which is formed by coating a woven and tape-shaped core material with a coating material to form respective fastener element rows, and a slider slidably attached to the fastener element rows to engage and disengage the fastener elements. The tape-shaped core material is formed with a plurality of holes penetrating in a front back direction thereof the holes disposed at positions outer than the fastener elements in a width direction and arranged along a longitudinal direction of the fastener tapes. An edge of the each of the holes is molten, and the coating material is formed so as to cove the plurality of holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka Tominaga, Koichiro Yamada, Yasushi Sato
  • Patent number: 9242417
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a security zipper and bag, or one-time closable zipper and bag, and methods of manufacture thereof, wherein the zipper includes double zipper profiles with a layer or strip of adhesive positioned between the two interlocking elements of one of the zipper profiles. Upon the one-time closing of the zipper, the adhesive secures the two double zipper profiles together and prevents a subsequent opening of the zipper or bag without leaving evidence of such opening, such as damage to the zipper or bag. Alternately, adhesive can be provided within the female profiles, with a liner over the adhesive to prevent premature activation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Inventors: Kevin P. Olechowski, Eric Plourde, Robert C. Stolmeier, Kenny E. McCracken, Lawrence Share, Owen J. McGarel, David J. Anzini, Paul Michael Jenkins, Steven Ausnit
  • Patent number: 9125775
    Abstract: A method of forming a post bonded loop laminate material includes providing a first layer of material comprising a nonwoven web of loop material having fibers and applying a force to the nonwoven web of loop material to generally orient the fibers in the direction of the applied force. The first layer of material is laminated to a second layer of material while applying the force to the nonwoven web of loop material to form a nonwoven loop laminate material. The first layer of material is bonded to the second layer of material after forming the nonwoven loop laminate material to form a post bonded loop laminate material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Inventors: Debra H. Durrance, Robert L. Popp, Marcille F. Ruman, Alexander J. Neeb
  • Patent number: 9061643
    Abstract: An active bolster for an automotive vehicle has a plastic-molded outer trim panel with a closed-loop welding section. A plastic-molded expandable bladder member has a central attachment section, a welding flange along a peripheral edge, and a pleated region between the central attachment section and the welding flange. The welding section and the welding flange are joined by a hot weld. An inflator couples an inflation gas into a space between the trim panel and bladder member to expand the bladder member in response to a crash event. The bladder member includes a first blocking rib projecting toward the trim panel between the welding flange and the pleated region. The trim panel includes a second blocking rib projecting toward the bladder member. The blocking ribs mechanically interlock to resist separation of the bladder member and trim panel during expansion and to shield the hot weld from the inflation gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Inventors: Stacey H. Raines, Sean B. West
  • Patent number: 9055790
    Abstract: A slide fastener having a waterproof structure, and having a pair of left and right fastener stringers including a pair of left and right waterproof fastener tapes and a pair of left and right fastener element rows having a plurality of fastener elements along the side ends of the fastener tapes opposite to each other; a slider for engaging and disengaging the left and right fastener elements with and from each other; and a bottom stopper which is formed over the left and right fastener tapes at lower ends of the fastener elements. The bottom stopper covers a first fastener element near the lowest end except an upper portion of its engaging head and a lower portion of the base of the second fastener element adjacent upward to the first fastener element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Ryo Tanaka, Yutaka Tominaga, Masamichi Hasegawa, Ryo Mikuma
  • Patent number: 9055380
    Abstract: A method for producing a tube for a hearing aid is disclosed. And more specifically, a method is disclosed for anchoring a fiber to a tube of a hearing aid, the fiber running through the tube. The fiber is positioned within the tube as a reinforcement fiber to improve the pull strength of the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Sonion Nederland B.V.
    Inventors: Paul Christiaan van Hal, Theodorus Geradus Maria Brouwer
  • Publication number: 20150114544
    Abstract: A mounting structure for adhesively bonding onto a surface includes a base, an outer face of the base and an inner face of the base. An adhesive injection port is provided on the outer face of the base for supplying an adhesive. A primary adhesive flow path is provided on the inner face of the base. The primary adhesive flow path is in fluid communication with the adhesive injection port and allows the adhesive to flow. Further, a plurality of secondary adhesive flow paths originating from the primary adhesive flow path allow the adhesive to distribute on the inner face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: CATERPILLAR INC.
    Inventor: Aaron K. Amstutz
  • Patent number: 8945320
    Abstract: A belt connector and method for interconnecting opposite ends of a filtering belt has a plurality of wire hooks, each with two shanks disposed adjacent opposite faces of the belt, a coupling loop interconnecting the shanks and hook ends that are pressed into the opposite faces of the belt. A flat cover element extends across the width of the belt, covers at least portions of the wire hooks, overlies the opposite faces of the belt, and has a carrier material and a coating that is applied to the belt side of the carrier material, and is constructed from a thermoplastic or an adhesive material which is pressed into the pores of the belt to positively and mechanically interconnect the cover element with the belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Mato Maschinen-Und Metallwarenfabrik Curt Matthaei GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Wolfgang Herold
  • Publication number: 20150013262
    Abstract: This disclosure describes an attachment apparatus for securing position and elevation of dowels above a vapor barrier without compromising the ability of the vapor barrier to impede vapor seepage. Various embodiments of the attachment apparatus include, but are not limited to, a ring-shaped force-fit attachment apparatus, magnetically coupled plates, a saddle attachment apparatus, a stake with a flange, a self-sealing stake, and a retainer clip attachment apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: John Wilkes, Bret N. Houck, Peter Craig
  • Publication number: 20150011961
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an absorbent article to be worn about a wearer has a front portion and a back portion. The absorbent article includes an outer layer, an inner layer that is substantially co-extensive with the outer layer, an absorbent layer and one or more fasteners, which are located on the back portion of the absorbent article. The absorbent layer is interposed between the outer layer and the inner layer to form the absorbent article. The outer layer has a central portion between two side portions. The central portion of the outer layer is treated with a chemical to substantially inhibit attachment of the one or more fasteners to the central portion of the outer layer. The one or more fasteners secure the back portion to the outer layer of the front portion. Specifically, the one or more fasteners are configured to secure the back portion to a region of the outer layer which is not treated with the chemical.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Min Yao, Daniel B. Love
  • Publication number: 20150007412
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are disclosed for bonding first and second grommet portions positioned on opposite sides of a sheet by means of localized heat and pressure applied to the first and second grommet portions. Heat and pressure may be applied by first and second pedestals positioned facing the first and second grommet portions. A registration post may secure to the first pedestal and extend through apertures in the grommet portions and sheet. The second pedestal may define an aperture for receiving the registration post. The registration post may be resiliently mounted to the first pedestal and be depressible into the first pedestal. The first and second grommet portions may have a lower melting temperature than the sheet and may bond to one another through an aperture defined by the sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Eric P. Neuron, Kevin W. Dee, Michael C. Bui
  • Publication number: 20150000820
    Abstract: A method is provided for making an elastic composite having dual elasticized regions. The method entails conveying a base web and integrating a first elastic sub-composite with the base web. Then, a second elastic sub-composite is integrated with the base web, whereby the second elastic sub-composite is spaced apart from the first elasticized sub-composite applied thereon. As a result, an elastic composite having dual elasticized regions is produced. This elastic composite includes a base layer having a pair of side edges and a longitudinal centerline spaced inwardly from the side edges, and a first elastic construction supported by the base layer. The first elastic construction includes a first plurality of spaced apart elastic elements and a first top layer extending over the first elastic construction. The elastic composite also includes a second elastic construction supported by the base layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Trenton Ottery
  • Patent number: 8920593
    Abstract: The method and device provided herein relates to the field of screwed joints for panels and, in particular, for sandwich panels used in aerospace applications. It relates to a method for attaching a headless rivet nut to a wall of such a panel. The method comprises: injecting a predetermined quantity of adhesive into a blind hole made in the wall of the panel; fitting the headless rivet nut onto a rivet nut setting tool, the rivet nut setting tool comprising a pierced anvil and a mandrel passing through the anvil, the mandrel being screwed into the rivet nut so as to press the rivet nut onto the anvil; positioning the headless rivet nut in the blind hole, the anvil coming to press against the wall of the panel; setting the rivet nut so as to squeeze the wall of the panel between the anvil and a flange formed by deformation of the rivet nut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventors: Silvain Legrand, Alain Mistral, Damien Legloire
  • Publication number: 20140374001
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for gluing a fastening element on a carrier component of an automobile, wherein the fastening element comprises a contact surface for gluing onto the carrier component and at least one fastening section facing away from the contact surface, wherein on the fastening section a component to be fastened on the carrier component can be fastened, with the steps: a contact glue for preliminarily holding the fastening element on the carrier component is applied to a first area of the contact surface, a permanent glue for permanently holding the fastening element on the carrier component is applied to a second, different area of the contact surface, the fastening element is placed onto the carrier component with its contact surface, whereby the contact glue preliminarily holds the fastening element on the carrier component until the permanent glue is hardened and thus permanently holds the fastening element on the carrier component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Martin Kluge, Floris Somers
  • Publication number: 20140349515
    Abstract: A connection assembly is described. The connection assembly has a substrate having at least two electrically conductive structures, a housing, which is connected to the substrate on the bottom by an adhesive fastening, the housing has a plug receptacle having at least two plug contacts, the plug contacts are connected to at least two contact pads via electrical conductors, and the contact pads connected in an electrically conducting fashion to the electrically conductive structures, the angle between the plug-in direction into the plug receptacle and the bottom of the housing lying between 15° to 90°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Alwin Timmermann
  • Publication number: 20140317894
    Abstract: A closure made up of two closure parts for the detachable connection of a brassiere or similar article of clothing, namely, a closure which can be easily produced and which ensures improved handling during the hooking and unhooking of the hook-and-eye connection, especially also in the case of closure parts which are quite thin. To improve the ability to grip the article of clothing, the base tape of the closure part provided with hooks or eyes has an embossing introduced into the surface on one side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Prym Intimates Group Ltd.
    Inventor: Hans PIRKER
  • Publication number: 20140317891
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the in situ production of fixing elements (5) on one or more substrates (4) using an adhesive to be applied in liquid form, said method having the steps of providing the substrate(s) (4), arranging a single-part or multi-part casting mold (1), filling the casting mold (1) with liquid adhesive, and curing the adhesive on the substrate(s) (4). Said method is also used with non-porous and non-transparent substrates (4) in a work step and is suitable for attaching load-bearing fixing elements (15).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Patrick Steiner, Sebastian Meyer, Anton Brandmair, Willi Schwotzer
  • Patent number: 8845503
    Abstract: A method comprising the steps of: carrying a continuous sheet W1 which is an external sheet 3 being continuous in the longitudinal direction X perpendicular to the girth direction Y; carrying a continuous laminate W2 which is an absorbent body 2 being continuous in the longitudinal direction X perpendicular to the girth direction Y; cutting off a tip portion of the continuous laminate W2 in the carrying direction X1 to obtain absorbent bodies 2 one after another; separating the cut-off absorbent bodies 2 from each other in the longitudinal direction X of the absorbent bodies; placing the absorbent bodies 2 in a detatchable manner and intermittently on the continuous sheet W1; and severing the continuous sheet W1 between the absorbent bodies 2, thereby obtaining individual worn articles 1 each having the absorbent body 2 placed on the external sheet 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Zuiko Corporation
    Inventor: Toyoshi Umebayashi
  • Publication number: 20140215775
    Abstract: A feather imping pin with roughened surface is described that attaches a donor feather to a receiving feather. The feather imping pin is inserted into a receiving feather shaft of the receiving feather. Feather imping is performed using the feather imping pin that connects the donor feather and the receiving feather. The feather imping pin fits inside both the receiving feather shaft of the receiving feather and a donor feather shaft of the donor feather.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Albara Mohammed BINOTHMAN
  • Publication number: 20140202615
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for associating an edge of a first object with a second object. An insert comprising a structure holding a fastener element may be positioned within a hollow portion at the edge of the first object. The structure may be configured to span an entire thickness of the first object at the edge of the first object. The structure may be adhesively bonded to the first object. The second object may be attached to the edge of the first object using the fastener element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventor: The Boeing Company
  • Publication number: 20140190615
    Abstract: A process for fixing an article to a substrate with a mounting set including two receptacles storing an aerobic adhesive and a hydrophilic substance, respectively. The aerobic adhesive and the hydrophilic substance are removed from the two receptacles and then mixed together to prepare the fastening. A layer of the fastening composition is applied to the article. The article is fixed to the substrate by pressing the layer of the fastening composition against the substrate. The aerobic adhesive in the layer hardens because of the moisture contained in the hydrophilic substance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: GLABETE AG
    Inventor: Christian Ronner
  • Publication number: 20140190614
    Abstract: Provided is a finishing treatment method of seamless sportswear and outdoor clothing, including: welding two or more moisture-permeable waterproof fabrics with an ultrasonic welder in a state of overlapping end parts thereof each other; and finishing the end parts of the moisture-permeable waterproof fabrics with a seal sealing tape, whereby in the seamless sportswear and outdoor clothing which are finishing treated according to the embodiments of the present invention, since a sewing part such as over lock and the like is removed, a friction or compression phenomenon can be prevented from being generated from a part to which a pressure is applied, a sewing wrinkle generation phenomenon generated upon sewing and a coating face slip phenomenon of the moisture-permeable waterproof fabric due to a sewing needle can be solved, and excellent tensile strength and waterproof performance can be realized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventors: Dae Chun Ma, Hee Cheol Cha, Jun Ho Park, Jee Young Lim
  • Publication number: 20140166184
    Abstract: A limited durability fastening for a garment. The garment is provided with fastening members which engage to close the fastening and the fastening members are provided with means for controlling the degradation of the closure strength of the fastening as it is opened and closed and thus the number of permissible closures of the fastening having a pre-determined closure strength. The garment is particularly useful when fitted to a foot where short life is desirable at low cost or to a garment where re-use is to be discouraged for either clinical or commercial reasons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Covidien AG
    Inventors: Gordon J. Cook, David Portsmouth
  • Publication number: 20140161375
    Abstract: A closure device which a consumer or bag manufacturer may affix to most any bag comprises an elongated first strip of flexible material and a thin bendable wire and second strip of material of substantially the same length as the first strip and longitudinally aligned with and affixed to the first strip. The first strip includes an opposite adhesive surface which is covered by a protective strip of release paper at the time of manufacture. A plurality of individual closure devices may be manufactured in sheet form with perforations extending between each adjacent closure device on the sheet. When needed, the consumer tears a closure device from the sheet. The consumer peels away the release paper revealing the adhesive surface and affixes the closure device to the outer surface of a bag. In one preferred method, the consumer affixes the closure device in a traversing manner with the closure device extending between the opposite closed and open ends of the bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventors: David Betts, Robert Gavin, Elias Maldonado
  • Publication number: 20140155855
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for producing a pre-fastened adjustable pant-like disposable absorbent undergarment including a front body panel having a line of weakness is disclosed. The method includes providing a moving web having a waist end and a leg-cut-out end. The moving web is weakened to form a line of weakness defining a leading portion of the moving web and a trailing portion of the moving web at the line of weakness. Desirably, the line of weakness includes a series of weakened areas having a combined length in a cross-machine direction at least 85% of a distance between the waist end and the leg cut-out end. The method further includes passing it through a fastener attachment station to bridge the leading portion and the trailing portion of the moving web together with a fastener assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Chadwick Irvin Romzek, Brian Keith Rhodes, Jason Andrew Verboomen, Bradley William Schoon
  • Patent number: 8741081
    Abstract: A method for joining a fastening element on to a surface portion of a component, the fastening element having an adhesion face, on to which there is applied an adhesive that is thermally meltable and thermally settable, comprising the steps of: pre-heating the adhesive to a first temperature (T1), in order to activate the adhesive; pre-heating the surface portion to a second temperature (T2); and placing the adhesion face on to the surface portion; the adhesive undergoing main heating, to a third temperature (T3), after the adhesion face has been placed on to the surface portion, in order to set the adhesive and thereby permanently fasten the fastening element to the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignees: Newfrey LLC, Audi AG
    Inventors: Klaus-Gisbert Schmitt, Carsten Baer, Reinhold Opper, Simon Dietz
  • Publication number: 20140144564
    Abstract: A tyre is described that includes a casing defining a cavity and equipped to receive an object, such as an electronic circuit, for example, through use of a two-part attachment, such as a touch-close attachment, of which a first part is fixed to a wall of the casing and a second part can be joined to the first part when placed in contact with the first part to keep the object on the casing in a service position. The first part of the attachment includes connection elements that are an integral part of the wall of the casing of the tyre. The connection elements allow these two parts to have freedom to move relative to each other, thereby limiting the transmission of stresses, which affect the wall of the tyre, to the object. The connection elements may be loops of flexible thread formed by the extremities of turns of a coiled thread integrated into the wall of the tyre during the tyre's manufacture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicants: Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A., COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN
  • Publication number: 20140110037
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for producing a pre-fastened adjustable pant-like disposable absorbent undergarment including a fully or partially severed front body panel is disclosed. The method includes the steps of providing a moving web and passes through a fastener attachment station to define a leading portion of the moving web and a trailing portion of the moving web at a location under the fastener assembly. The moving web is then passed through a laser cutting station to cut to web, such that the leading portion and trailing portion remains bridged together by the fastener assembly without damaging the fastener assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Andrew Verboomen, Bradley William Schoon, Jesse Paul Sorenson, Paul George Milbrodt, Brian Keith Rhodes
  • Publication number: 20140110068
    Abstract: A drapery support assembly includes a head rail having a backing with an upper flange, lower flange and a channel slide holder. The backing, flanges and channel slide holder are integrally formed as the body of the head rail. The assembly includes a channel formed lengthwise within the channel slide holder of the body, and a plurality of channel slides laterally movable within the channel, the channel slides being configured to be attached to drapery hooks for supporting a drapery thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: Todd W. Fairchild
  • Publication number: 20140107739
    Abstract: A reusable wrap for holding and securing a substantially planar heat transfer pouch to a body part includes a substantially planar container made of a flexible non-woven material and formed as a rectangular pocket. The pocket includes an open end that is sized to receive the planar heat transfer pouch. The planar heat transfer pouch can be, for example, a flexible rectangular shaped pouch having a plurality of coplanar pouch pockets for holding ice lumps. A thermal barrier can be positioned in the container pocket and located to interpose the heat transfer pouch between the thermal barrier and the body part. An elongated strap is attached to the container and includes at least one fastener to secure the container and heat transfer pouch against the surface of the body part when the strap is wrapped around the body part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: Christopher Kirkman
  • Publication number: 20140079507
    Abstract: A bolt 10 is provided for fastening a component to a base material 20. The bolt has a flange 12 for supporting the component, a first pin 14 is formed on a first side of the flange 12 and is provided with a thread. A second pin 16 is formed on a second side of the flange 12. The second pin 16 is suitable to be fitted into a bore 21 formed in the base material 20 and is secured by a plug-in adhesive connection into the bore 21 formed in the base material 20.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Markus Brunner, Thiemo Erb, Erik Samel, Lars Kuehlborn
  • Publication number: 20140059813
    Abstract: A connecting device for manufacturing a peeling-stress-resistant connection between two components. The connecting device includes a carrier, which has a first surface and a second surface opposing the first surface. The connecting device further includes a plurality of hook and loop elements which extend both from the first and the second surface of the carrier and each have at their free ends facing away from the first or the second surface of the carrier a hook and loop head, which is arranged to enter into a hook and loop connection with a component comprising a fiber-reinforced composite material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Axel Soeffker, Hermann Benthien
  • Publication number: 20140064666
    Abstract: A multi-optical fiber connector module is provided with an unfilled plastic cover that is used to secure the ends of a plurality of optical fibers at precise locations within the connector modules. The cover has deformable features that permanently deform when the cover is secured to a housing of the connector module. The permanent deformations are caused by forces that are exerted on the deformable features by respective unjacketed optical fibers when the cover is secured to the module housing. When the features deform, they partially wrap about the respective unjacketed optical fibers such that the respective fibers are pinned between the respective deformed features and the respective V-shaped grooves of the module housing. This contact between the deformed features, the respective unjacketed optical fibers and the respective V-shaped grooves maintains the respective unjacketed optical fibers in precise locations along respective optical pathways of the connector module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventor: Laurence R. McColloch
  • Patent number: 8663411
    Abstract: A pants type disposable undergarment is provided which is equipped with a pre-fastened pull-on pant with a side lap seam formed by the methods of the present invention, and methods for producing such disposable undergarments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Curt G. Joa, Inc.
    Inventor: John A. McCabe