Applying Indicia Or Design (e.g., Printing, Etc.) Patents (Class 264/132)
  • Patent number: 10661302
    Abstract: A process capable of commercial scale manufacturing of inexpensive, shaped film products includes placing a mask over a substrate; delivering a film-forming composition through a nozzle to form a raw shape on the substrate; removing the mask; and solidifying the film-forming composition to provide the shaped film product disposed on the substrate. The mask has a delivery surface and an opposite substrate-facing surface and at least one aperture having a design corresponding to the desired shaped film product. The nozzle is disposed in sealing engagement with the delivery surface of the mask to the at least one aperture of the mask during delivery of the film-forming composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Curt Binner, Kenneth A. Pelley
  • Patent number: 10604948
    Abstract: A method for installing a tile to a wall includes applying a padded trim material to a front surface of the tile. With the trim material on the front surface of the tile, a force is applied to the trim material so that the tile is connected to the wall. Once the tile is connected to the wall, the trim material is removed from the tile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: DIRTT Environmental Solutions, Ltd.
    Inventors: Mark Tisdall, Brian Cassie, Kenton Hovdebo
  • Patent number: 10583587
    Abstract: A method is provided for producing a fiber-reinforced plastic component, in particular for use in a motor vehicle. The method includes the acts of: providing a blow-molded hollow core, forming the fiber-reinforced plastic component on the hollow core; inserting an end of the hollow core between a first roller and a first counter element, and drawing the hollow core from the plastic component by rotationally driving the first roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Beniamin Lemko, Christoph Mersmann
  • Patent number: 10538881
    Abstract: Fibrous structures, and more particularly sanitary tissue products containing fibrous structures having a surface exhibiting a three-dimensional (3D) pattern such that the fibrous structure and/or sanitary tissue product exhibits novel properties compared to known fibrous structures and/or sanitary tissue products, and methods for making same are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Fei Wang, Douglas Jay Barkey, James Allen Cain, Stephen DelVecchio, Angela Marie Leimbach, Kun Piao, James Kenneth Comer, Ryan Dominic Maladen
  • Patent number: 10516805
    Abstract: A three-dimensional image forming system according to an embodiment of the present invention is a system that expands the front side of a thermally expandable sheet formed by laminating a thermally expanding layer on a base material and forms irregularities in a desired area, the system includes a print data density adjusting unit that adjusts, in print data for printing, on the back side of the thermally expandable sheet, a grayscale image for expanding the thermally expandable sheet to a surface height according to a density, the density of an outline part obtained by setting a region from a boundary between adjacent two regions having different densities in the grayscale image to a predetermined distance as the outline part in at least either of the two regions having different densities such that steep steps are formed on the front side of the thermally expandable sheet at the boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hitomi Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 10502471
    Abstract: A method for generating composite ice includes forming a first layer of ice, depositing a layer of a material that includes hollow particles on a surface of the first layer of ice, and forming a second layer of ice overlying the first layer of ice to create the composite ice. The composite ice, having light scattering centers created by the presence of the deposited material, has an albedo greater than 0.15.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventors: Leslie A Field, Susan J Strehlow, Dave G Duff, Kimberly M Wiefling
  • Patent number: 10434693
    Abstract: An overmolding method for making thermoplastics articles of manufacture, for the perfumery and cosmetics fields, comprises the steps of: a) providing a first plastics material in a form suitable for an injection molding; b) providing an injection press, and molding by the injection press the first plastics material thereby providing a raw molded article of manufacture; c) associating with the raw article of manufacture made in said molding step: d) at least an insert element of a material different from the plastics material thereby providing an assembly of the raw molded article of manufacture and the insert element; and e) overmolding on the assembly at least a second plastics material thereby providing a finished molded article of manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: MATIC PLAST MILANO S.R.L.
    Inventor: Giovanni Patti
  • Patent number: 10350806
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an apparatus for forming a multi-layer web formed from at least two polymeric film tubes in intimate contact with each other but not bonded to each other. The apparatus and method includes the use of a blown film extrusion die that extrudes two separate blown film polymeric tubes via two separate annular die lips. A fluid cooling system applies cooling fluid across a plurality of surfaces of the two blown film tubes. One of the die lips may be at a different height from the other die lip. The frost line of one blown film tube may be at a different height from the other blown film tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Poly-America, L.P.
    Inventors: Gregory James Wood, Brad A. Cobler
  • Patent number: 10350800
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments relate to trays typically comprising a composite internal structure, a thermoplastic frame typically located about the composite internal structure, and two cover sheets forming the upper and lower tray surfaces. The composite internal structure may be a corrugated composite structure in some embodiments. In other embodiments, the composite internal structure may comprise a series of composite elements (which might act a beams or struts). The cover sheets may comprise thermoplastic material, and in some embodiments, the cover sheets may comprise composite material (for example the same as for the corrugated composite structure). In some exemplary embodiments, the thermoplastic frame and the composite internal structure may have the same thermoplastic material, and they may be joined together to have a plurality of homogeneous connective attachments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Reliant Worldwide Plastics, LLC
    Inventor: William H. Maslakow
  • Patent number: 10307948
    Abstract: A warm-air blowing circuit and another warm-air blowing circuit are disposed so as to heat a film from both sides of a projection side and a recess side of a die, warm air reaches and heats the film from the time of supplying of the film, warm air continues to enter a space in which a resin is to be ejected even after the die is closed, and thereby the film is likely to extend. Therefore, the film is unlikely to be torn at the time of molding when the film is likely to be shaped after a shape of the die and it is possible to prevent broken pieces of the film or broken pieces of a decoration film from being mixed and being stuck to the surface of the die such that it is possible to improve quality of the external appearance of a molded product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masakazu Hiraishi, Takashi Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10279520
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the production of three-dimensional patterns in plastic mouldings, in particular to an injection-moulding process for the production of mouldings having a three-dimensional pattern, to the polymeric mouldings produced by means of this process, and to the use thereof, in particular for decorative purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Markus Schum, Rainer Linzmeier
  • Patent number: 10272602
    Abstract: A manufacturing method for a plastic-molded automotive interior trim component produces a curvilinear finished surface with a relatively flat portion and a relatively curved portion. A decorative film subcomponent is molded with a substantially smooth outer surface that is pigmented with a desired color of the finished surface. The decorative film subcomponent is placed into a mold having a film-receiving surface with a three-dimensional texture at both the relatively flat portion and the relatively curved portion. A structural backing member is in-mold laminated with the decorative film subcomponent by injecting molten plastic material against the inner surface of the decorative film subcomponent in the mold, wherein pressure of the molten plastic material expands the decorative film subcomponent to form an embossed pattern which is substantially uniform and undistorted covering at least part of the relatively flat portion and at least part of the relatively curved portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Linh N. Doan, James P. Holland, Kenneth S. Laird, Stacy L. Swank, Jeffrey B. Crist, Warwick J. Smith, Aileen N. Barraza
  • Patent number: 10220801
    Abstract: The present invention provides a frame for attaching a license plate or novelty plate to a vehicle, which frame includes a series of ornaments. The frame is constructed to enable an easy method of inserting and retaining the ornaments in the frame. The substantially rectangular frame surrounds an area suitable for viewing the plate when the frame is held adjacent to the plate by fasteners attaching the frame and the plate to the vehicle. A channel formed in the frame is suitable for receiving multiple ornaments. Assembly of the frame is particularly easy when the channel is accessible from the back of the frame. Dividing bars in the channel separate adjacent ornaments at desired intervals, while allowing the ornaments to be viewed from the front of the frame. A retaining mechanism holds the ornaments in the channel. A stopping mechanism prevents the ornaments from exiting the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Cruiser Accessories, LLC
    Inventor: Todd R. Spencer
  • Patent number: 10207436
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are provided for manufacturing a transaction card. The disclosed methods and apparatuses may be used to form a transaction card frame within a mold. The transaction card frame may include one or more recessed portions formed within a first surface of the transaction card frame. The one or more recessed portions may be configured for affixing one or more electronic components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Carl Alexander Cepress, Elwin Ching Yee Ong
  • Patent number: 10184071
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an adhesive tape for connecting secondary battery electrodes which prevents an adhesive from leaking to electrodes during electrode processing processes even though the adhesive tape for connecting the electrodes is adhered or which prevents the adhesive from leaking to the electrodes wound near the adhesive tape in a case that the electrode substrates are wound in a roll type in order to continuously connect electrode substrates of the front and rear ends during a secondary battery electrode manufacturing process, thereby preventing the electrodes from being damaged and from being unacceptable. The adhesive tape for connecting secondary battery electrodes comprises: a base film formed in a thin plate type and made of a synthetic resin; and an adhesive layer formed on the lower surface of the base film by applying an adhesive to the central portion of the base film, except the left and right peripheries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventor: Eun Mi Jo
  • Patent number: 10030839
    Abstract: Promotional items with enhanced advertising messaging. More specifically, embodiments are directed to a metallic-finished promotional item with a laser-engraved message that is illuminated or backlit by incorporating a light source into the promotional item. The light source acts to illuminate or brighten the laser-engraved message when the light source is powered on. Furthermore, according to embodiments, when the light source is not in use, the laser-engraved message remains appealing, hereinafter referred to “daylight appeal”, due to its enhanced contrast with the surrounding metallic finish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Amsterdam Printing & Litho, Inc.
    Inventors: David Casciotti, Jing Mahler, Darren Costelloe, Jianhua Luo
  • Patent number: 9981462
    Abstract: A masterbatch containing one or more colors of decorative particulate additive is disclosed and is particularly suitable for use in thermoplastic elastomer plastic articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: PolyOne Corporation
    Inventor: Nicholas Koehnke
  • Patent number: 9970626
    Abstract: Promotional items with enhanced advertising messaging. More specifically, embodiments are directed to a metallic-finished promotional item with a laser-engraved message that is illuminated or backlit by incorporating a light source into the promotional item. The light source acts to illuminate or brighten the laser-engraved message when the light source is powered on. Furthermore, according to embodiments, when the light source is not in use, the laser-engraved message remains appealing, hereinafter referred to “daylight appeal”, due to its enhanced contrast with the surrounding metallic finish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Amsterdam Printing & Litho, Inc.
    Inventors: David Casciotti, Jing Mahler, Darren Costelloe, Jianhua Luo
  • Patent number: 9957361
    Abstract: A process for providing indicia and an elastic-like behavior to a web substrate is disclosed. The process comprises the steps of: providing a web substrate; printing indicia on the web substrate; and, providing the web substrate with a plurality of first regions and a plurality of second regions comprising the same material composition. A portion of the first regions extend in a first direction while the remainder of the first regions extend in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction to intersect one another. The first regions form a boundary completely surrounding the second regions. The second regions comprise a plurality of raised rib-like elements. The first regions undergo a molecular level and geometric deformation and the second regions initially undergo a substantially geometric deformation when the web material is subjected to an applied elongation along at least one axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Laura Lynn Heilman, Jill Marlene Orr
  • Patent number: 9919847
    Abstract: An elongated tubular housing adapted to receive an adjustable external compression device introduced on one end of the tubular housing distal from the opening releasing the contents, and retained in position by a member engaging a grooved strip that is integrated with and/or retained on the housing surface material with a strip surface of like material, providing a reliable, economic and functional outer compression member retention apparatus and method. Further embodiments according to the present invention include a dispenser having regions provided for ease and comfort of gripping, grooved strip end-stop to retain compression device, and grooved strip dimensional and placement details to provide functional, manufacturable and economic material dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Klecher, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Gennady I Kleyman, Yuriy Chernov
  • Patent number: 9919483
    Abstract: Methods for manufacturing a panel for a ball, in particular for a soccer ball, as well as panels manufactured by these methods and balls with such panels. A method comprises the following steps: providing a carrier material having an outer side and an inner side within a mold having at least one first and at least one second mold part. Three-dimensionally molding an outer layer of the panel on the outer side of the carrier material within the mold. Three-dimensionally molding an inner layer of the panel on the inner side of the carrier material using at least the first mold part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventor: Hans-Peter Nürnberg
  • Patent number: 9694313
    Abstract: This composite hollow fiber membrane comprises a non-porous homogeneous layer which is gas-permeable and a porous support layer which supports said homogeneous layer, and is characterized in that the non-porous homogeneous layer is hydrophobic and the polyolefin resin constituting the porous support layer contains a hydrophilic additive. By this means, a composite hollow fiber membrane for use in degassing can be provided that is hydrophilic, has high water vapor permeability, and can solve the problem of gas permeability being reduced due to condensate in the porous substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Noritaka Shibata
  • Patent number: 9683116
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a way to appropriately decorate a heat-resistant member. This is achieved by a method for producing a painted heat-resistant member which is a heat-resistant member having an image drawn thereon. The method includes a drawing step of ejecting an ink onto a heat-resistant member medium in droplets with an inkjet head, and irradiating the ink landed on the medium with UV light to draw an image on the medium, the ink containing at least a pasty liquid containing an organic substance, an UV-polymerizable organic substance which is an organic substance that polymerizes upon being irradiated with UV light, and an inorganic pigment dispersed in the pasty liquid; and an organic substance removal step of heating the medium having the image drawn thereon to remove the organic substance component contained in the ink on the medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masaru Ohnishi
  • Patent number: 9630364
    Abstract: A three-dimensional (3-D) printing apparatus and a nozzle temperature adjustment method thereof are provided, and the nozzle temperature adjustment method includes the following. A first melting point temperature of a first feed material and a second melting point temperature of a second feed material are read when a feed material switch procedure is executed. The first melting point temperature and the second melting point temperature are compared, and the higher one is selected to serve as an initial conversion temperature. After executing a slag processing procedure according to the initial conversion temperature, the initial conversion temperature is adjusted to the second melting point temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignees: XYZprinting, Inc., Kinpo Electronics, Inc., Cal-Comp Electronics & Communications Company Limited
    Inventors: Kwan Ho, Chien-Ying Huang
  • Patent number: 9573164
    Abstract: A dry primer film composite that includes a release carrier film and a pigmented sandable primer layer having a dry film thickness of 100 ?m or greater overlying the carrier film, wherein the primer layer is a latent heat curing material; and uses of the dry primer film composite for spot repair of a substrate in need of repair. In preferred embodiments said primer layer is formed from a coating composition comprising a binder chosen from thermosetting acrylics, GMA acrylics, urethanes, epoxies, polyester and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: AKZO NOBEL COATINGS INTERNATIONAL B.V.
    Inventors: Matthew Paul Amick, Daniel Chojnowski, David Naughton, Alexander Leo Yahkind
  • Patent number: 9469065
    Abstract: Provided is a process for forming a sheet of thermoplastic material into a three-dimensional shape, the process comprising the steps of (i) forming the sheet at a temperature below its glass transition temperature to produce a first formed shape in the sheet, followed by (ii) raising the temperature of the first formed shape (20) to above its glass transition temperature whilst a male former (12), having at least a portion of its profile being substantially the same as that of the first formed shape (20), is positioned to substantially align at least a portion of its profile with that of the first formed shape (20), thereby restricting the first formed shape from shrinking back towards its original sheet form, followed by (iii) further forming the first formed shape (20) at a temperature below that of the glass transition temperature, to form a second formed shape (24), followed by (iv) raising the temperature of the second formed shape (24) to above its glass transition temperature whilst a male former (16),
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Suzanne Emma Axe, Adrian Michael Woodward
  • Patent number: 9399368
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for stamping a non-planar surface (14) of a body (1) with a transfer layer of a hot-stamping foil (5), in which a stamping region of the hot-stamping foil (5) is brought into abutment against the surface (14) of the body (1) and a heated stamping die (3) is pressed against the hot-stamping foil (5) and the surface (14) of the body (1) such that, in the stamping region, the transfer layer detaches from a support of the hot-stamping foil (5) and adheres to the surface (14) of the body (1). In the invention, the hot-stamping foil (5) is pre-heated in a region comprising the entire stamping region before the stamping procedure, in particular by a heating apparatus (6) which is insertable and withdrawable into the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: LEONARD KURZ STIFTUNG & CO. KG
    Inventors: Ljubisa Drinic, Heribert Riehl
  • Patent number: 9333688
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to variably decorative thermoplastic films having a graphic design saturated into a laminate or coated substrate, which can be pre-formed using heat and pressure and then placed in injection molds for product molding without impacting the quality of the graphics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Inventor: Jonathan Drake
  • Patent number: 9259884
    Abstract: An apparatus, such as one or more keyboard keys, comprises at least one form-in-place component that comprises an injection-molded core and a thermoformed film conformally co-molded over at least a portion of the core, wherein the thermoformed film has its smoother side facing outwardly and away from the injection-molded core. Reversing of the film provides a suitable surface for high-resolution character artwork and appearance finish. The smoother surface also allows for top clear coating having a matte, satin or high-gloss finish as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Jimmy Bedolla
  • Patent number: 9145514
    Abstract: A temperature management indictor having simple structure is provided, which, not containing a hazardous metal, especially mercury among others, is safe and excellently durable, especially durable against light and repetition of heating and cooling cycle, is capable of indicating specific temperature ranges by means of reversible color changes, and also is able, as need be, to indicate an arrival at a specific temperature by means of an irreversible color change. A temperature management indicator 10 comprises; a reversible temperature indicating member 14 including reversible temperature indicating pigment particles devoid of mercury, which reversibly undergoes color changes at a predetermined temperature, wherein in the reversible temperature indicating member 14, the reversible temperature indicating pigment particles contain an iron-containing complex compound and are dispensed to be dispersed in a resin thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: NICHIYU GIKEN KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hitoshi Shirase
  • Patent number: 9036280
    Abstract: A holding device (1) holds a lens (6) at its lens edge (5) with the aid of an adhesive connection (16, 17). The adhesive connection (16, 17) is applied only at one adhesive point or only at two spaced apart adhesive points (16, 17). Each holding device (1) provided with a lens (6) is positioned on the dip frame in such a manner that the lens (6) is positioned above its holding device (1). A method is provided for finishing lenses (6) wherein the lenses (6) are subjected to various sequential finishing steps of a finishing process and the lenses (6) are cemented to the same holding device during finishing. The application of adhesive is only at one adhesive point or at two spaced apart adhesive points (16, 17).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Vision GmbH
    Inventors: Ralf Meschenmoser, Gerhard Weiss, Martin Littek, Andreas Dangelmaier
  • Publication number: 20150091217
    Abstract: A molding process that comprises, in order, a preparation step of preparing a sheet having a textured pattern due to projections formed by curing an ink composition above one face of a substrate, a placement step of placing the face of the sheet having the textured pattern so that it faces a mold, and a molding step of carrying out molding with the sheet and the mold in contact with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenjiro ARAKI
  • Publication number: 20150083473
    Abstract: Flexible electronic substrate systems relating to providing a system for dimensionally-stable substrate systems to support electronic systems is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: CUBIC TECH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Roland Joseph Downs, Heiner W. Meldner, Christopher Michael Adams
  • Publication number: 20150069650
    Abstract: Magnetic receptive media, the magnetic receptive media comprises at least one printable substrate layer and at least one layer formed from a hot melt polymer composition, the hot melt polymer composition comprising Greater than about 70% to about 95% magnetite and about 5% to less than about 30% thermoplastic polymer and methods of making and using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: MAGNETNOTES, LTD.
    Inventors: Randall Boudouris, Luke Rundquist
  • Patent number: 8940221
    Abstract: There is disclosed a process for manufacturing an in-mold labelled article, the process comprising the steps of: placing a label comprising a polyvinylidene chloride coated film (15) into a mold for injection molding, thermoforming, or blow molding; holding the label in position; injecting a polymeric melt into, or thermoforming or blowing a polymeric preform in said mold so as to bind with the label; and removing the article from the mold. A process of in-mold labelling using a label comprising a polyvinylidene chloride coated film is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Innovia Films Limited
    Inventors: Richard Waning, Stephen Langstaff
  • Publication number: 20140370319
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a wood-based board (10). The method includes applying at least one first fibre mat (11) including a first mix comprising lignocellulosic particles and a binder on a carrier (13), applying a second fibre mat (12) including a second mix including cellulosic particles and a binder on said at least one first fibre mat (11), and pressing said at least one first fibre mat (11) into a base layer (14) and the second fibre mat (12) into a surface layer (15) simultaneously, thereby forming a wood-based board (10). Also, to such a wood-based board (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Georg VETTER, Niclas HÅKANSSON, Marcus BERGELIN, Hans PERSSON
  • Publication number: 20140308469
    Abstract: In the present invention a highly reliability and waterproof glass integrally molded product is manufactured by glass insert molding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: YOSHIDA TECHNOWORKS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoto Aida, Tomoaki Nakayama, Junnichi Kabasawa
  • Publication number: 20140283484
    Abstract: A method for on-line printing onto water-soluble film on-line with water-soluble detergent pouch process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
    Inventors: Stephane CONTENT, Frank William DENOME
  • Publication number: 20140272258
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a recycled polystyrene foamed sheet apparatus for displaying images and a method of making the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Michael J. SMITH
  • Publication number: 20140239174
    Abstract: For ion mobility spectrometry applications, a desired shape of a sensor structure may be created by forming a desired shape from a ceramic material, such as aluminum nitride. In various embodiments, the sensor structure may be formed using discrete individual ceramic sheets and/or from a preformed ceramic tube. Via holes are formed into the sensor structure to provide for efficient circuitry configurations of the IMS drift tube and/or providing electrical connections between the interior and exterior of the drift tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Implant Sciences Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew G. Anderson, Troy A. Velazquez, Dmitriy V. Ivashin, Said Boumsellek
  • Patent number: 8795579
    Abstract: A process for producing containers includes the steps of providing a container having a shaping region, the shaping region comprising a thermoplastic material; applying an ink to the shaping region; discretely heating the shaping region to a shaping temperature; and discretely shaping the shaping region to take a desired three dimensional shape. A system for producing containers having three dimensional decorations, and containers having three dimensional decorations, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Altira, Inc.
    Inventor: Faustino Poo
  • Patent number: 8790557
    Abstract: A method for producing a wood-fiber board, which has a pattern on the top, in that glued wood fibers are scattered at least one layer to form a fiber cake, and the fiber cake is subsequently compressed under pressure and temperature to form a board of the desired thickness, is characterized in that the pattern is applied to the fiber cake before compression. An installation for producing a wood-fiber board with a scattering device, by means of which a fiber cake comprising at least one layer of wood fibers glued with resin is scattered, and a conveyor device, which conveys the fiber cake in a process direction to a pressing device in which the fiber cake is pressed to form a board of the desired thickness, is characterized in that a printing device is arranged above the conveyor device between the scattering device and the pressing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Flooring Technologies Ltd.
    Inventor: Norbert Kalwa
  • Publication number: 20140193617
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to variably decorative thermoplastic films having a graphic design saturated into a laminate or coated substrate, which can be pre-formed using heat and pressure and then placed in injection molds for product molding without impacting the quality of the graphics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: ZoMazz
    Inventor: Jonathan Drake
  • Publication number: 20140167310
    Abstract: A blank is used to form at least a portion of a container. A process for forming the blank includes several steps such as providing a sheet of material and cutting the sheet of material to establish the blank and scrap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: John B. Euler, Chris K. Leser, Jason J. Paladino
  • Publication number: 20140167311
    Abstract: A container includes a body formed to include an interior region and a floor coupled to a lower portion of the body to form a boundary of the interior region. A thermoforming process is provided for making the container using a polymeric material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: Chris K. Leser, Philip A. Driskill, John B. Euler, Jeffrey A. Mann, David Dezhou Sun, Jared B. Waterman
  • Publication number: 20140147626
    Abstract: Decorative films, useful for making a wide range of decorative laminates, that have a relatively deep texture on one major face and a relatively smoother, print receptive surface on the other major face. Notwithstanding the deep texture, the films have superb tracking characteristics and are compatible with a wide variety of automated printing operations. This allows automated printing equipment to print information directly onto the films.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: Omnova Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Omnova Solutions, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20140131313
    Abstract: A simulation method predicts wet spreading and unions of a plurality of droplets arranged on a patterned surface defined by a fine pattern of protrusions and recesses, the patterned surface causing anisotropy to occur in the wet spreading of the droplets. The influence imparted by the pattern of protrusions and recesses that defines the patterned surface, which is the target of analysis, on the wet spreading of the droplets is treated as wetting properties of an analysis surface, and the wet spreading and unions of the plurality of droplets on the analysis surface are analyzed by gas liquid two phase flow analysis that incorporates the wetting property parameters that represents the wetting properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi WAKAMATSU, Takeshi UNEMURA, Kenichi KODAMA, Takafumi NOGUCHI
  • Patent number: 8715551
    Abstract: A plastic product having patterns in three dimensions includes an injecting base and a first film adhered to one side of the base. The first film includes a first pattern away from the base and a thickening layer attached to the first pattern. The first pattern is positioned between the thickening layer and the first film. A first raised portion is formed on the first film and inserted into the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Peng-Jun Jiang
  • Patent number: 8668860
    Abstract: An in-mold-decoration method for plastic articles is provided. An uninterrupted film is provided and transported into a mold. A predetermined area of the film attaches to an inner surface of a cavity of a female mold of the mold. The predetermined area of the film is cut from the uninterrupted film during closing the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chun-Yuan Chang, Chung-Chi Tseng
  • Publication number: 20140062116
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a decorative element, notably for use associated with a motor vehicle instrument panel, the decorative element having a three-dimensional shape, the decorative element comprising a first face and a second face, the first face being visible to a user of the instrument panel and the second face being provided on the opposite side from the first face, the three-dimensional shape of the decorative element being obtained during a process of thermoforming of the decorative element, the decorative element comprising a multitude of elements printed on the second face, and the second face together with the printed elements resulting in an effective surface on the second face that is such that the effective surface has, at the locations of the printed elements, portions that are raised by comparison with the locations from which the printed elements are absent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Johnson Controls Automotive Electronics SAS
    Inventor: Patrice Guitton