Applying Indicia Or Design (e.g., Printing, Etc.) Patents (Class 264/132)
  • Patent number: 11267172
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a transaction card includes forming an opening in a card body of the transaction card; inserting an electronic component into the opening; and molding a molding material about the electronic component. A transaction card includes a molded electronic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: CompoSecure, LLC
    Inventor: Adam Lowe
  • Patent number: 11271604
    Abstract: A cover accessory capable of operating a light emitting device without a separate power source and an electronic device including the cover accessory are provided. A cover accessory includes a cover that is detachably combinable with an electronic device and formed to surround a rear plate and a lateral member of the electronic device. The cover includes a recess formed to correspond to the rear plate of the electronic device. The cover accessory includes a circuit board disposed in the recess such that a surface thereof faces the recess, a light source layer including a plurality of light emitting devices disposed on the surface of the circuit board, a wireless power receiving module disposed on one of the surface or an opposite surface of the circuit board, and a cover processor disposed on one of the surface or the opposite surface of the circuit board and electrically connected to the wireless power receiving module and the plurality of light emitting devices of the light source layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Inventors: Han Kim, Minah Koh, Hyoungshin Park, Jiseung Song
  • Patent number: 11206887
    Abstract: A wearable article and, particularly, an article of headwear having a raised, three-dimensional decorative image and a method of forming the wearable article having the raised, three-dimensional decorative image. The article of headwear having at least one fabric panel with a non-embroidered, ornamental image. At least a portion of the fabric panel with the ornamental image is embossed in relief, to define an embossed portion of the fabric panel with the first surface of the embossed portion of the fabric panel having a raised profile and contour above a remaining portion of the first surface of the fabric panel, to define a three-dimensional effect to at least a portion of the ornamental image on the fabric panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: ELEGANT HEADWEAR CO., INC.
    Inventor: Joseph Templer
  • Patent number: 11203136
    Abstract: A method of producing thermoplastic resin composite material in which a main base material containing thermoplastic resin and a sheet-like shaped auxiliary base material are integrally molded and are made into composite material. The production method includes the steps of: heating the auxiliary base material (step S1); disposing the heated auxiliary base material in a mold (step S2); disposing the main base material in the mold via the auxiliary base material (step S3); closing the mold, and pressing together and integrally molding the auxiliary base material and the main base material (step S4); and taking out the integrally-molded thermoplastic resin composite material from the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignees: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., SUBARU CORPORATION, SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TEIJIN LIMITED, TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC., KYOWA INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD., NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION NAGOYA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Satoshi Hirawaki, Yasunari Kuratani, Masashi Horikawa, Tomomi Ichida, Kazuaki Amaoka, Takashi Kusaka, Yoshinori Yamamori, Kosuke Sakurai
  • Patent number: 11155024
    Abstract: A method for the continuous in-register embossing of a stretchable film is provided where a repeating printed image or a laminate may be formed by way of the stretchable film in an embossing station. The embossing station may include a rotating embossing roll having an embossed image and an associated rotating counter-roll. The printed image length of the film may be stretched longitudinally before the embossing contact with the embossing roll to a length greater than or equal to or smaller than or equal to the embossed image length or the circumference of the embossing roll. The maintenance of register of the embossing may be achieved by way of a relative speed between the circumferential speed of the embossing roll and the web speed of the film in the embossing station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: OLBRICH GmbH
    Inventors: Uwe Lensing, Herbert Klein-Hessling, Frans Te Welscher, Andre Josten
  • Patent number: 11155005
    Abstract: Techniques for 3-D printing a tooling shell for use in producing panels for a transport structure, such as an automobile, boat, aircraft, or other vehicle, or other mechanical structure, are disclosed. A 3-D printer may be used to produce a tooling shell containing Invar and/or some other material for use in molding the panels. A channel may be formed in a 3-D printed tooling shell for enabling resin infusion, vacuum generation or heat transfer. Alternatively, or in addition to, one or more hollow sections may be formed within the 3-D printed tooling shell for reducing a weight of the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: DIVERGENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jon Paul Gunner, Narender Shankar Lakshman
  • Patent number: 11108423
    Abstract: Systems and methods of providing a mobile device cover are described. In some embodiments, the mobile device cover may include, for example, an acoustic sensor, a processor, and lighting devices. The processor can be operatively coupled to the acoustic sensor and the lighting devices. The acoustic sensor can be configured to receive sound generated by the mobile phone and to convert the sound into an acoustic signal. The processor can be configured to receive the acoustic signal and to determine whether the acoustic signal is similar to one of a plurality of acoustic signals previously stored on the mobile phone cover. Each of the previously stored acoustic signals can be indicative of, for example, a particular caller, a particular message sender, or a particular alert. Based on the acoustic signal determination, the processor is configured to cause lighting of the one or more lighting devices corresponding to the indicated caller, indicated message sender, or indicated alert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: STAR CO Scientific Technologies Advanced Research Co, LLC
    Inventor: Thomas E. Coverstone
  • Patent number: 11080494
    Abstract: A recording tape cartridge includes a case that is formed by a first half in which a first peripheral wall is erected around a top plate and a second half in which a second peripheral wall is erected around a bottom plate being joined to each other in a state where the first peripheral wall and the second peripheral wall are butted against each other and that stores a reel on which the recording tape is wound; and a label surface formed by a first half label surface of the first peripheral wall and a second half label surface of the second peripheral wall on a side opposite to a loading direction of the case to a drive device, and a one-dimensional barcode on which individual identification information is recorded is printed only on the second half label surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryosuke Osako, Yosuke Sumiya
  • Patent number: 11074839
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for conforming a display panel to a surface of an aircraft structure. The method positions the display panel within a resin barrier that is located on the surface such that a cavity is formed, places a film and the display panel together, and applies a force on the display panel that causes the display panel to conform to the surface of the aircraft structure. The display panel has a shape that changes to a first shape to match a second shape of the surface of the aircraft structure. The method also injects a resin into the cavity while the force is applied, and cures the resin in the cavity while the force is applied to form a cured resin. The cured resin holds the display panel in the first shape and attaches the display panel to the surface of the aircraft structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Brook W. Garrettson
  • Patent number: 10941257
    Abstract: A color concentrate comprising a high molecular weight thermoplastic saturated polyester resin carrier that can be used in the manufacturing of colored clear plastics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Chroma Color Corporation
    Inventors: Hari Rajaraman, Jeffrey S. Smink, Bryan Ball
  • Patent number: 10926438
    Abstract: Provided are a production method of a mold having a recessed pedestal pattern for preventing a liquid flow and a manufacturing method of a pattern sheet. A production method of a mold having a recessed pedestal pattern, has: a step of preparing an insert mold having a protruding needle pattern group; a step of preparing a mold having a first mold provided with a protruding pedestal shape and a second mold; a holding step of holding the protruding pedestal shape of the first mold and the protruding needle pattern group of the insert mold in an overlapping manner; a clamping step of performing clamping with the first mold and the second mold to form a cavity; and an injection step of filling the cavity with a resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Chai, Toshihiro Usa
  • Patent number: 10913197
    Abstract: A method for producing a marked container (12), includes the following steps: a first step (E1) of heating, beyond a glass transition temperature, at least one shape-changing portion of the thermoplastic material wall (17) of a preform (14); and a second step (E2) of forming the container by injecting a pressurized fluid into the body (16) of the preform (14) such as to change the shape of the heated portion of the wall (17) by stretching it; and a step (E0) for marking the preform (14), during which a mark (39) is provided on the shape-changing portion of the wall (17) such that the mark (39) is stretched at the same time as the wall (17), during step (E2) after forming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: SIDEL PARTICIPATIONS
    Inventors: Guy Feuilloley, Sebastien Fevre
  • Patent number: 10828807
    Abstract: Provided is method for manufacturing a molded article that has a first portion, and a second portion that rises up from the first portion, the method comprising: placing a second material on a surface of a first material; the first material containing a reinforcing fiber (A) with a length exceeding 30 mm and a thermoplastic resin (B), the reinforcing fiber (A) being dispersed in the first material, and, the thermoplastic resin (B) being not substantially impregnated into the reinforcing fiber (A), and the second material containing a reinforcing fiber (a) with a length of 1 to 30 mm and a thermoplastic resin (b), the reinforcing fiber (a) being dispersed into the second material, and, the thermoplastic resin (b) being not substantially impregnated into the reinforcing fiber (a), and simultaneously forming the first portion and the second portion by one stroke of pressing, with a cohesive strength of the thermoplastic resin (B) and the thermoplastic resin (b) of 2 N/15 mm or larger, where the cohesive strength
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Akio Ohtani, Asami Nakai, Masataka Kaji, Mitsuro Takagi, Nobuhiko Matsumoto
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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