With Separate Permanent Mechanical Joining Means (riveted, Sewed, Stapled, Etc.) Patents (Class 156/91)
  • Publication number: 20140259484
    Abstract: Water dispersible nonwoven substrates in accordance with the present invention are formed primarily of individualized bast fibers substantially free of pectin. The nonwoven substrate can include staple fibers to a lesser extent than the individualized bast fibers. Individualized bast fibers include fibers derived from the flax and hemp plants. The nonwoven substrate is formed into a web in a wet or a dry state and subsequently bonded to produce a water dispersible nonwoven substrate. The nonwoven substrate can be a tissue or a wet wipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Samuel Charles Baer, Joseph H. Miller
  • Patent number: 8808478
    Abstract: The present invention is predicated upon methods and devices for positively mounting structural members while preventing or substantially limiting exposure of such members to environmental conditions possibly leading to corrosion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Zephyros, Inc.
    Inventors: Olaf Nitsche, David Sheasley, John Gillespie, Jeanne Bednarski
  • Publication number: 20140224932
    Abstract: Structural panel assemblies include first and second composite panels positioned in edgewise alignment, with at least one tab extending from a mating edge of the first panel and including an exterior surface in facing registration with a corresponding portion of an interior surface of the second composite panel. The corresponding portion includes a recessed area to interfit with the tab or is otherwise configured to receive the tab. The exterior surface of the tab is spaced from the corresponding portion, to receive a bonding material therebetween for bonding the composite panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: RACHEL CARDIN
  • Publication number: 20140209744
    Abstract: There is provided a box structure for carrying load having upper and lower composite integrated sandwich panels. The panels have facesheets sandwiching one or more core portions and adjacent dense packs oriented in an axial direction. The box structure further has a plurality of spars. Each spar has a web and web attachments and has a spar length in the axial direction. The plurality of spars are connected to the panels with the web attachments located at the dense packs. The facesheets are configured to carry primarily torsion and pressure loads in shear and no significant axial loads. The dense packs are configured to carry all significant box bending in axial tension and compression loads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: The Boeing Company
  • Publication number: 20140205800
    Abstract: A fiber reinforced polymer strengthening system having a concrete structural member having at least one outer facing surface. At least one pultruded element is located on the outer facing surface of the concrete structural member, the pultruded element containing a matrix material having a Tg of at least about 110° C. and a plurality of fibers having a tensile strength of at least about 300 MPa and an operating temperature of at least the Tg of the matrix material. Also located on the outer surface of the concrete member and at least partially covering the at least one pultruded element is an inorganic binder comprising an inorganic material having an operating temperature of at least about Tg of the matrix material of the pultruded element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: MILLIKEN & COMPANY
    Inventors: Venkatkrishna Raghavendran, Bernhard Zeiler, Qi Liao, Jeffrey Strahan, Philip T. Wilson, Gregg J. Blaszak, Dale S. Kitchen, Patrick A. Petri
  • Publication number: 20140205368
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for associating an edge of a first object with a second object using an insert. In one illustrative embodiment, an apparatus comprises a structure and a number of attachment features associated with the structure. The structure is configured to be inserted within a hollow portion of the first object at an edge of the first object. The structure is further configured to span an entire thickness of the first object at the edge of the first object. The number of attachment features is configured for use in attaching the second object to the structure to attach the second object to the edge of the first object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventors: Scott A. Kramer, Nathanial C. Cuddy
  • Publication number: 20140182772
    Abstract: The present invention relates to aqueous-based compositions suitable for use in threadlocking applications comprising: a) at least one carboxyl group containing (co)polymer; b) at least one polymerizable monomer A containing one acryloyl group; c) at least one polymerizable compound B containing at least two acryloyl groups; d) at least one encapsulated free radical initiator; and e) water. The inventive aqueous-based compositions are preferably substantially free of volatile organic solvents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: Peter Wrobel
  • Publication number: 20140183895
    Abstract: In a vehicular structural body and a method of manufacturing a vehicle, a distance between a first fastening surface and a second fastening surface is adjusted with a fastener in order to adjust a distance between a first bonding surface and a second bonding surface, whereby the thickness of an adhesive layer of an adhesive, which is applied or is to be applied between the first bonding surface and the second bonding surface, is adjusted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Katsuyuki AWANO
  • Publication number: 20140174634
    Abstract: A method of using a assembly facilitator for a pulp-molded shell with polymer liner containing systems to precisely create a integral pulp molded shell is disclosed along with the assembly facilitator itself
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: ECOLOGIC
    Inventors: Julie Corbett, Romeo Graham, Robert Watters, Michael Sirois
  • Publication number: 20140174621
    Abstract: A pneumatic tire assembly includes a pneumatic tire having an inner cavity and an inner surface at least partially defining the inner cavity, a rigid structure for facilitating operation of the tire assembly, and a threaded receptacle for securing the rigid structure to the inner surface of the inner cavity. The threaded receptacle has been integrally bonded to the inner surface during curing of the pneumatic tire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Daniel Paul Luc Marie Hinque, Anne Therese Peronnet-Paquin, Gilles Bonnet, Gauthier Piret, William Alain Talbot, Georges Koster
  • Patent number: 8756769
    Abstract: A holding device for attaching at least one fixture to a fuselage cell structure of an aircraft, includes a basic element attached to the fuselage cell structure, to which at least one fixture element to accommodate the fixture is fastened, wherein the basic element is embodied as a hook-and-loop element, the hook-and-loop bristles of which co-act with corresponding hook-and-loop bristles of at least one fixture element, which is also embodied as a hook-and-loop element thus forming a hook-and-loop connection, wherein the space between the interengaging hook-and-loop bristles is filled with an adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Hermann Benthien, Axel Söffker
  • Publication number: 20140166829
    Abstract: A wall mountable storage assembly including a storage device, at least one mounting plate, and at least one double-faced adhesive. The storage device includes a coupling bracket forming a first engagement feature. The mounting plate forms a second engagement feature. The first and second engagement features have a complimentary construction configured to provide a releasable snap fit connection in which the mounting plate can articulate relative to the coupling bracket. The adhesive is configured to be arranged between the mounting plate and a wall, with the mounting plate articulating relative to the coupling bracket to facilitate complete contact between the adhesive and the wall. The storage device can include two spaced-apart coupling brackets. Two of the mounting plates are provided, each carrying adhesive. The mounting plates can articulate independent of one another, accommodating variations in flatness of the wall to which the storage assembly is mounted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventor: Craig D. Thompson
  • Patent number: 8753469
    Abstract: A method of vacuum-assisted RTM includes disposing a resin distribution medium on one surface of a reinforcing-fiber substrate, covering the whole with a bag material, reducing the pressure inside the bag material, and injecting a resin into the resin distribution medium to distribute the resin substantially in in-plane directions and then impregnate the resin into the reinforcing-fiber substrate in the thickness direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignees: Toray Industries, Inc., Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeru Nishiyama, Fumihito Takeda, Hiroshi Odani, Masumi Mizobata
  • Patent number: 8753463
    Abstract: A joint for an automotive vehicle may be formed by applying an adhesive to at least one of a first member and a first surface of a composite member, placing the first member in contact with the first surface of the composite member, applying an adhesive to at least one of a second member and a second surface of the composite member, positioning a divot portion of the second member within an aperture of the composite member, placing the second member in contact with the second surface of the composite member, attaching the divot portion of the second member with the first member and curing the adhesives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignees: United States Council for Automotive Research, United States Automotive Materials Partnership, LLC
    Inventors: John P. Fuchs, John D. Fickes, Erik Arthur Banks, Elisabeth Jane Berger
  • Publication number: 20140147643
    Abstract: A thermoformable lap (1) includes a first web (3) and a second web (4) made of linking fibres (3a, 4a) made of a first thermoreactivatable material having a first reactivation temperature. An intermediate layer (2) is arranged between the first web (3) and the second web (4), and includes reinforcement fibres (2a) and granules (2b) of a second thermoreactivatable material having a second reactivation temperature that is higher than the first reactivation temperature. Certain sections (3b, 4b) of linking fibres of the first and second webs (3, 4) penetrate into the intermediate layer (2) and partially adhere to one another and to the reinforcement fibres (2a) of the intermediate layer (2), ensuring the cohesion of the assembly. Such a lap can be manufactured at a lower cost and at high speed, and can be used for the production of parts by heat moulding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventor: Gilbert Chomarat
  • Publication number: 20140138332
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to workspace organization systems, and more particularly to wall-mounted systems for use in workspace organization. In one embodiment, a system configured to couple to a wall includes a mount configured to be detachably couple to the wall, the mount including a frame having opposing front and rear surfaces, and a panel detachably coupled to the mount, the panel configured to detachably support at least one accessory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventors: Dale Loree, Benjamin D. Rose, Stephen Sams, Arti Krishna, Arielle S. Boguslav
  • Publication number: 20140130957
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a washer (11) for a female fastener (12, 12A), particularly a nut or collar, said washer comprising an annular base (15) and a substantially cylindrical skirt (13) of an outer periphery of the annular base, said annular base comprising a central orifice (18) coaxial with the axis (14) of the skirt, characterized in that the annular base is at least partially covered with a layer (21) of a viscous composition capable of forming a liquid-tight coating through polymerization. When installing a nut having such a washer onto a male fastener such as a pin (33), the spreading of the viscous layer makes it possible to fill in the gaps (36) of the assembly, the polymerization of the composition ensuring its leak-tightness afterwards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventors: Florent Verdier, Benoit REGNARD
  • Publication number: 20140124002
    Abstract: A device for removing grease from a tubular drain includes a central member. The device also includes an overmolded structure having a plurality of overmolded wiping discs and a plurality of overmolded support structures. Each wiping disc is supported by an overmolded support on either side of each wiping disc of the plurality of wiping discs. At least one of the plurality of overmolded support structures has at least one hole configured to accept a pin to non-slidingly affix the overmolded structure to the central member. Methods for using the device and for manufacturing the device are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Otis Products, Inc. d/b/a Otis Technology
    Inventor: Nicholas Williams
  • Publication number: 20140109309
    Abstract: An undermount sink that can be integrally mounted to a laminate or solid surface countertop. The undermount sink has a novel mounting structure to accomplish mounting to a laminate countertop. A mounting flange is attached to an outer perimeter of the undermount sink bowl, and is reinforced by way of a mounting flange support within the mounting flange that is mechanically fastened to the upper outer perimeter of the undermount sink bowl.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: Chad Michael Cusimano
  • Publication number: 20140110038
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a fuel tank, including: inserting a plastic parison including two distinct parts into an open two-cavity mold; inserting a core inside the parison, the core including two parts of a reinforcing element capable of securing two different locations inside the parison; pressing the parison firmly against the mold cavities; fixing the two reinforcing element parts at the two locations of the parison using the core; withdrawing the core; closing the mold, bringing its two cavities together to grip the two parison parts around their periphery to weld them together; injecting a pressurized fluid into the mold and/or creating a vacuum behind the mold cavities to press the parison firmly against the mold cavities; opening the mold and extracting the tank; making an opening into the tank wall; and through the opening, putting at least a third reinforcing element part to link/connect the two first parts together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: Inergy Automotive Systems Research (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventors: Bjorn Criel, Vincent Cuvelier, David Hill
  • Publication number: 20140096891
    Abstract: An animal deterring device has a carrier with a first conductive trace that is separated from a second conductive trace. The carrier has a bottom with a first glue trough disposed beneath the first conductive trace. The first conductive trace is coupled to the carrier by a first fastener that extends from the first glue trough to the first conductive trace.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: Bird-B-Gone, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Donoho
  • Publication number: 20140076480
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus by which solar energy may be collected to provide heat, electricity, or a combination of heat and electricity are disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Cogenra Solar
    Inventors: Jason Christopher Kalus, Nathan Beckett, Adam Thomas Clavelle
  • Publication number: 20140079482
    Abstract: A shaft arrangement for transmitting torques from a hub of a wind power plant to a generator has connecting elements at both ends for a mechanical connection. The connecting elements are each overlapped by end regions of a connecting shaft tube, wherein the shaft tube consists of a fibre composite material having a plurality of bundles of fibre. In the region overlapped by the shaft tube, the connecting elements have a plurality of protruding retaining pins about which and between which the bundles of fibre are placed and extend.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Schafer MWN GmbH
    Inventor: Carsten Sohl
  • Publication number: 20140054106
    Abstract: A first aspect of the present application relates to a method for producing sound-damping, sound-absorbing and/or insulating molded material. More specifically, the method according to the invention relates to a method for producing said molded materials, wherein the fibrous material is wound around at least two carriers and subsequently the wound blank thus obtained remains on the carriers so as to be permanently solidified in order to obtain the molded material according to the invention. A further aspect of the present application concerns the molded material thus obtained, in particular in the form of molded mats or molded objects. Said molded material can be used, in particular, in mufflers. Finally, the following application concerns a device for producing said molded materials from fibrous material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: DBW HOLDING GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Bauer, Karl-Christian Regent, Martin Schwerdtfeger
  • Publication number: 20140048198
    Abstract: A cap has a body portion forming a central cavity, and an annular flange which extends outwardly from the body portion. The body portion is deformable between a first configuration in which the annular flange is inclined upwardly, and a second configuration in which the annular flange is inclined downwardly. A method includes applying a quantity of sealant to the annular flange in the first configuration; fitting the cap over the end of the fastener so that the fastener is enclosed by the cap; and turning down the annular flange such that the cap assumes the second configuration in which an annular pocket is formed between the flange and the base, and the sealant material fills the annular pocket; and bonding the cap to the structure with the sealant material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: Airbus Operations Limited
    Inventors: Richard DOBBIN, Anthony DOWSON
  • Publication number: 20140044478
    Abstract: A method for making a temporary connection between two parts (10, 12), comprising the following successive steps: placing a connecting element (40, 40?) into an operating position wherein said connecting element surrounds the assembly formed by said parts and is subjected to an internal deformation strain; locking the position of said connecting element by stress-keeping means (52?) with controlled relief; connecting said connecting element (40, 40?) to each part (10, 12) by attaching means (36, 38); and wherein said internal deformation stress is at a sufficient level to enable the connecting element (40, 40?) to be unsecured from said parts (10, 12) by extending to a rest position, during a release control of said stress-keeping means (52?).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: ASTRIUM SAS
    Inventor: Frédéric Veilleraud
  • Publication number: 20140030491
    Abstract: Flexurally rigid molded parts are prepared by stacking a needled nonwoven mat of reinforcing fibers, at least one thermoplastic resin sheet and at least one surface sheet formed of a non-woven cloth comprising cloth fibers. The multilayered sheet obtained in this manner is subjected to heat and pressure followed by cooling under pressure, thereby forming a semi-finished product consisting of a consolidated laminated sheet with a porosity not exceeding 5% by volume. Upon reheating, the main body increases in thickness, thereby forming a porous laminated sheet that can be formed to a compact in a hot molding process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventors: Hiroshi Sakai, Hijiri Kita, Karl-Ludwig Brentrup
  • Publication number: 20140015272
    Abstract: A structural joint assembly for a vehicle is provided with a first thermoplastic composite member having a protrusion containing fibrous material. A reinforcement member is provided with a receptacle for mating engagement with the protrusion. A second thermoplastic member is mounted to the first thermoplastic member over the protrusion such that the reinforcement member is provided between the first thermoplastic member and the second thermoplastic member but not adhesively bonded or overmolded therebetween. A method of manufacturing a structural joint assembly and a structural joint assembly manufactured by a method are disclosed. The methods include molding a first thermoplastic member with a protrusion with fibrous material and a second thermoplastic member. A reinforcement member has a receptacle and is mounted to the first thermoplastic member. The receptacle is retained by the protrusion without adhesive bonding or overmolding. The second thermoplastic member is joined to the first thermoplastic member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: John W. Jaranson, Kedzie Davis Fernholz, Richard Howard Wykoff
  • Publication number: 20140014253
    Abstract: An airbag is made by producing a laminated material including a backing layer, a first polymer layer facing the backing layer, and a second polymer layer facing away from the backing layer. The first polymer layer has a glass transition temperature of 10° C. or less. The second polymer layer has a storage modulus at least 1 MPa at 90° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: nolax AG
    Inventors: Bruno Traber, Benjamin Grimminger, Hans-Joachim Studt, Olaf Meincke, Adrian Schulthess
  • Publication number: 20140014256
    Abstract: A method of forming a composite link fitting including joining two opposed bearing supports with an inner laminate core having a longitudinal axis extending there between. Each bearing support including a bearing bore formed as an aperture, a first stepped portion, a separate second stepped portion and a recess formed therein. The recess extending toward the bearing bore between an extent of the first and second stepped portions to a recess bottom. The inner laminate core including a central elongate layer, a first outer layer and a second outer layer, with the first and second outer layers disposed on opposed first and second sides of the central elongate layer. First and second ends of the central elongate layer disposed within respective recesses. Also, the method including wrapping an outer band around the two bearing supports and the inner laminate core to form the composite link fitting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: Blair HSM Composites LLC
    Inventor: Vincent PADDEN
  • Patent number: 8623159
    Abstract: A method for producing a continuous, three-dimensional, closed semi-finished product made of fiber composite from at least one planar, flat fibrous preform. The method is characterized in that the flat fibrous preform is initially placed flat and aligned to produce a load-bearing fiber orientation and subsequently formed into a three-dimensional structure. In a final step, the three-dimensional structure is then closed to form a closed semi-finished product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Christian Weimer
  • Patent number: 8623164
    Abstract: A method of making a laminated shingle is provided. The method includes coating a shingle mat with roofing asphalt to make an asphalt-coated sheet, adhering a reinforcement member to a portion of the asphalt-coated sheet, covering the asphalt-coated sheet, and optionally covering the reinforcement member, with granules to make a granule-covered sheet, dividing the granule-covered sheet into an overlay sheet and an underlay sheet, wherein the overlay sheet has a tab portion normally exposed on a roof and a headlap portion normally covered-up on a roof, the headlap portion having a lower zone adjacent the tab portion and an upper zone adjacent the lower zone, and wherein the reinforcement member is adhered to the lower zone of the headlap portion and laminating the overlay sheet and the underlay sheet to make the laminated shingle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: James B. Belt, Bert W. Elliott
  • Publication number: 20140000201
    Abstract: Floor boards and wood flooring for truck trailers and containers as well as methods for making and using the same are disclosed. An example wood floor for truck trailers and containers may include a wood member including a plurality of floor boards. Each of the floor boards may include a plurality of wood strips joined together. Opposing side surfaces of the wood strips may be attached together. Opposing end surfaces of the wood strips may be secured together with an end joint. The end joint may include a sealer disposed within the end joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
  • Patent number: 8616868
    Abstract: A sealant mold for sealing a domed nutplate unit particularly at a lower region about an adhesively attached interface with a substrate such as an aircraft fuel tank wall. The sealant mold is formed from a lightweight plastic material, and includes an inner cap in combination with an outer skirt to define a gap or trough for receiving and supporting a metered quantity of a curable sealant material. The mold is fitted onto a dome of the nutplate unit with an inner cap inboard edge landed onto a dome shoulder. The outer skirt is then displaced downwardly about the landed inner cap to extrude the sealant material about the lower region of the nutplate unit particularly such as the adhesively attached interface with the substrate. The sealant material is allowed to cure, after which the sealant mold can be stripped quickly and easily from the cured sealant material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Physical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles G. Hutter, III, John M. Cortez
  • Publication number: 20130333822
    Abstract: Methods for routing an optical fiber over a desired span on a structural surface at a given premises are provided. When the optical fiber is unwound from a container, the optical fiber attaches to the structural surface by an adhesive material. The adhesive material can be applied along the desired span before, during, or after the optical fiber is routed over the desired span.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: OFS Fitel, LLC
    Inventors: Paul R. Dickinson, John George, Daniel Hendrickson, Jimmy Joy
  • Publication number: 20130309464
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of producing a multilayer component comprising the following steps: providing a mat-like multilayer structure which comprises at least two outer layers and a core layer, the core layer being arranged between the two outer layers, the core layer comprising a fibre tangle, which contains a binder material and a reinforcing fibre material, a melting point of the binder material being lower than a melting point of the reinforcing fibre material, placing the multilayer structure in a press, heating the multilayer structure in the press with exposure to pressure, such that the binder material melts, while the reinforcing fibre material retains its fibre structure, resulting in formation of a semi-finished product, lofting the semi-finished product, processing the semi-finished product to yield the multilayer component and cooling the component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: Roechling Automotive AG&Co. KG
    Inventor: Roechling Automotive AG&Co. KG
  • Patent number: 8580056
    Abstract: A wearing article configured so that loop elements engaged with associated hook elements will not ride up or curl up in the course of the production process. Mount members are attached to an inner sheet in a front waist region so as to extend along first lateral zones of the front waist region and hook elements are attached to a chassis by the intermediary of these mount members. Loop elements are attached to the inner sheet in a rear waist region so as to extend along second lateral zones of the rear waist region. Third regions of the respective mount members are formed with sticking zones operatively associated with outer lateral edges of the respective loop elements. The sticking zones formed on the respective mount members are temporarily joined to the loop elements as the hook elements are engaged with the associated loop elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventors: Akiyoshi Kinoshita, Natsuko Aoyagi, Kayoko Tanaka, Yasuhiko Kenmochi
  • Publication number: 20130292037
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a first substrate and a second substrate. The first substrate has disposed thereon a first feature. The second substrate has disposed thereon a second feature. The first feature is configured to interlock with the second feature such that the first substrate and the second substrate are aligned by the first and the second features within a predefined accuracy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventor: Rajesh Baskaran
  • Publication number: 20130283710
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a connector assembly comprises: a connector; and a pair of side collectors, each comprising a connector engagement region having a size and geometry to mate with the connector so as to hold ends of two adjacent panels together; and a panel engagement region comprising a receiving area and having a size to attach onto an edge of the panel; and a clip, wherein the clip has a base that can be attached to a support, an engagement, and a stem extending therebetween, wherein the engagement has an extension projecting from a side of the engagement, wherein the panel engagement region further comprises an opening in a joint wall on a side of the panel engagement region opposite the receiving area, wherein the opening is configured to receive the extension of the engagement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Michael Matthew Laurin, Matthew Frank Niemeyer, Scott Michael Davis, Charlie Woodrow Wood, Przemyslaw Olszynski
  • Publication number: 20130287995
    Abstract: The disclosure herein provides for disbond resistant stringer runouts. Various aspects may be used independently or in combination to mitigate disbonding associated with the stiffener runout under operational loads. Aspects include a stiffener runout having rounded base flange corners. A recessed notch may be incorporated within the base flange to provide a flange termination point that is forward of the web termination point, allowing the web to terminate prior to the base flange. The web may be trimmed from a full height to a reduced height at the web termination point. The base flange may be co-bonded to the underlying composite structure via a scarf joint. Perimeter clamp radius fillers may be used to concentrate a clamping force around the perimeter of the base flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Lyle Ray Deobald, Kenneth L. Brook, Timothy D. Jackson, Kenneth John Duffié, Gregory B. Doty
  • Publication number: 20130263691
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a steering wheel can comprise: a plastic top armature portion comprising a top rim portion and a top spoke portion, the top spoke portion extending radially inward from the top rim portion; and a plastic bottom armature portion comprising a hub, a bottom rim portion, and a bottom spoke portion, the bottom spoke portion extending radially inward to the hub. The top armature portion can be attached to the bottom armature portion with a plurality of snap mechanisms, wherein each snap mechanism comprises a snap fit protrusion that engages an aperture. The armature can be configured to attach to a vehicle steering column.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventors: Narasimhan Krishnamoorthy, Ankit Kumar Garg, Subrata Nayak
  • Publication number: 20130264002
    Abstract: An integral composite wing spar (12) and composite stiffener (32) formed by simultaneous curing of the matrix components in a specialised tool. A method of manufacture and tool is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
  • Publication number: 20130255855
    Abstract: The present invention is predicated upon methods and devices for positively mounting structural members while preventing or substantially limiting exposure of such members to environmental conditions possibly leading to corrosion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: Zephyros, Inc.
    Inventors: Olaf Nitsche, David Sheasley, John Gillespie, Jeanne Bednarski
  • Publication number: 20130250511
    Abstract: A computer housing can include a front end and a back end; a back edge; opposing lateral sides; a top side; a base disposed between the front end and the back end and between the opposing lateral sides; and two spherical cap pads attached to the base that define, with respect to the back edge, a maximum tilt angle for downward movement of the back end responsive to upward movement of the front end of the computer housing. Various other apparatuses, systems, methods, etc., are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventors: Timothy Samuel Farrow, Albert Vincent Makley, William Fred Martin-Otto, James Edward Hollifield, III
  • Publication number: 20130248071
    Abstract: A pneumatic tire manufactured by a method comprising: covering the engagement element groups on first sides of a two-side fasteners with a protective rubber layer made of an uncured rubber; making a cylindrical first formed body on a making drum, with the two-side fasteners covered with the protective rubber layer being intermittently attached to an inner circumferential surface of the first forming body in a circumferential direction thereof with the engagement element groups on second sides of the two-side fasteners being interposed in between; bonding the first formed body to an inner circumference of an annular second formed body by compression through expanding the first formed body into a toroidal shape, and thereby making the green tire; and curing the green tire inside a mold of a curing machine while pressing the green tire from its inside by a bladder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi TANNO, Shiro OGAWA, Akira FUJITA, Tomio YAMABE
  • Publication number: 20130247614
    Abstract: A method or apparatus for securing a first stone to a non-metal mount, the mount comprising a base and a cap which, in cooperation with the base, prevents the first stone from being lost. The first stone may be one of a crystal, a gemstone, a birthstone, a gem, or a similar item. The base may be attached to the cap through the use of screws, snaps, Velcro, glue or a thread connection between the base and the cap. The base may include an elevated pedestal on which the first stone rests, and the elevated pedestal may be configured such that a portion of the first stone extends outside of said cap. The base/cap combination may securely affix the stone between the base and the cap, or it may be designed such that the stone may move between the base and the cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventor: Nicolas Charles THOMAS
  • Publication number: 20130241191
    Abstract: A pressure-rated joint includes a first pipe including a bell, and a second pipe including a portion that is disposed within the bell of the first pipe. A mechanical coupling and a chemical coupling are provided between the first pipe and the second pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: J-M Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Randall Sackewitz
  • Publication number: 20130244525
    Abstract: An insulation blanket includes a blend of a first component and a second component. The first component is a first fiber material selected from a group consisting of glass fibers, mineral fibers, basalt fibers, natural fibers and mixtures thereof. The second component is made of a second material selected from a group consisting of thermoplastic copolymer bi-component fibers, monofilament fibers, a thermal setting resin and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Jacob T. Chacko, Jeffrey A. Tilton
  • Publication number: 20130177724
    Abstract: An example tooling system for processing a workpiece includes a base, disposed about an axis. A press is axially aligned with the base. The press defines a pressing surface. A mandrel extends along the axis from the base toward the press. The mandrel is disposed at least partially in a first cavity defined by one of the base or the press. The first cavity defines a profile different from the workpiece and is arranged to receive the workpiece. The mandrel is arranged to be inserted into at least one pocket in the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Inventor: Joseph Wycech
  • Publication number: 20130140847
    Abstract: A motor vehicle window pane with antenna mount is described. The motor vehicle window pane with antenna mount has an opening in a composite pane made of an outer pane, an intermediate layer, and an inner pane. An adhesive is disposed on the outer pane on a top in a region around the opening. A mounting plate is fixed on the adhesive. An antenna housing is disposed on the mounting plate and has a rod-shaped antenna mount within the opening and below a recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Inventors: Jens Altes, Rolf Kötte, Michael Labrot