Plurality Of Holes Patents (Class 264/156)
  • Patent number: 10582670
    Abstract: A multi-media irrigation device is disclosed. The multi-media device is a multi-channel emitter device for plant growth. It includes a substrate; a water channel disposed on the substrate, the water channel having a plurality of perforations; a gas channel disposed on the substrate, the gas channel having a plurality of perforations; and at least one further fluid channel disposed on the substrate and having a plurality of perforations. Also disclosed is an integrated, self supporting elevated gas delivery tube and LED light for crop foliage. Lastly, a system for delivery of CO2 gas to light-deprivation operation of cannabis ‘production is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: The Agricultural Gas Company
    Inventor: Stewart E. Erickson
  • Patent number: 10005246
    Abstract: Methods for making interior panels are provided. In one example, a method for making an interior panel comprises the steps of heating a fiber reinforced composite blank to form a heated fiber reinforced composite blank. The heated fiber reinforced composite blank is compression molded to shape and cool the heated fiber reinforced composite blank. The heated fiber reinforced composite blank is pierced with a plurality of pins during compression molding to form a shaped, perforated fiber reinforced composite substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: FAURECIA INTERIOR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: David J. Stepanski
  • Patent number: 10005221
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a container from thermoplastic material having a connection element (5) passing through the wall thereof. The method comprises making available at least one plate-shaped or shell-shaped or tube-shaped preform (3) made of plasticized thermoplastic material, introducing the preform (3) into a multipart molding tool (1) having cavities defining at least one molding recess, molding and final shaping of the preform (3) within the molding tool (1) using differential pressure, piercing of the still warm-plastic preform (3) from the tool side by means of a mandrel (9) in order to produce an opening (6) in the preform (3), insertion from the molding recess side of a connection element (5) into the opening (6) produced by the mandrel (9), and connection of the connection element (5) to the preform (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: KAUTEX TEXTRON GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Dervish Dukaj
  • Patent number: 9925731
    Abstract: Corrugated and apertured web materials are disclosed. More specifically, the webs comprise alternating ridges and grooves, wherein apertures are located in the grooves. In one embodiment, a web comprises alternating ridges and grooves as well as alternating regions of lower basis weight and higher basis weight. The higher basis weight regions are located in the ridges and grooves and the lower basis weight regions are located in the sidewalls between the ridges and grooves. The higher basis weight regions located in the grooves comprise apertures. The apertures have greater open area than previous apertures in similar webs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jill Marlene Orr, Richard George Coe, John Lee Hammons, Sarah Beth Gross, Leroy Joseph Kocher, Timothy Ian Mullane
  • Patent number: 9447576
    Abstract: Acoustic panels and methods for manufacturing acoustic panels are provided. In one such method, a core structure is provided between and bonded to a top skin and a septum. A plurality of perforations are formed in the top skin using an energy beam device. A plurality of perforations are formed in the septum through the top skin holes using the energy beam device. A plurality of cavities in the core structure fluidly couple at least some of the perforations in the top skin with at least some of the perforations in the septum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Rohr, Inc.
    Inventors: Rueichang Richard Liou, Sean Tiwari, Song Chiou, Dustin Cross
  • Patent number: 9428894
    Abstract: Method for producing a vanity unit assembly, includes: making a cutout in a receiving surface, leaving behind an edge made from a laminated layer overhanging the inside of the cutout; making, from a thin sheet of thermoplastic synthetic material(s), called the decorative film, a preform of the basin including a rim that is planar along the periphery thereof, towards the outside of the preform, the rim having a width smaller than the width of the laminated layer edge; installing the preform and the receiving surface in the mould so that the preform is inserted into the cutout formed in the support material and the planar rim of the preform comes into contact with the laminated layer edge; closing the mould and injecting a second thermoplastic synthetic material, between the concave shell and the preform. A vanity unit wherein the basin is flush with the receiving surface is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: CHENE VERT
    Inventor: Benoit Galinier
  • Patent number: 9409372
    Abstract: Curvilinear or other complex perforation patterns for paper products, such as paper towels and bath tissue, can be produced using a differential speed perforation nip formed between a rotating pattern roll and a moving anvil surface. The relative speed between the perforation elements on the surface of the pattern roll and the anvil surface shears the web at the perforation points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Frank Stephen Hada, James Leo Baggot, Robert Eugene Krautkramer
  • Patent number: 9381683
    Abstract: A flexible body comprises a polymer film having a first surface and an opposing second surface. The polymer film has a plurality of apertures extending from the first surface to the second surface and a plurality of raised lips protruding from the first surface such that each of the plurality of apertures is surrounded by one of the plurality of raised lips. A method of producing a polymer film comprises placing a polymer solution into a one sided mold having a plurality of protrusions extending from a bottom of the mold wherein the polymer solution is characterized by a viscosity that inhibits the unaided flow of the polymer throughout the mold; urging the polymer solution around each of the plurality of protrusions; and solidifying the polymer solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: David Armbruster, James Dwyer, Jeffrey Chomyn, Sean Kerr
  • Patent number: 9332792
    Abstract: Garments may include targeted vent or heat retention zones including openings or heat insulation areas in the fabric of various different sizes. The locations and sizes of these openings or heat insulation areas, at least in part, may be determined based on a thermal profile of a body from which the garment is designed. For example, openings or heat insulation areas of a larger size may be provided in the garment at locations where the body typically releases a large amount of heat, and openings or heat insulation areas of smaller sizes may be provided at other locations, e.g., where the body releases less heat. Several thermal profiles may be collected and used to develop a collection of opening patterns, e.g., corresponding to specific body characteristics, body types, and/or ultimate end uses for the garment. Custom patterns may be determined and used in garments specially designed for individual users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward Louis Harber
  • Patent number: 9266314
    Abstract: A carrier member is configured to convey one or more webs and to receive a discrete absorbent article from a transfer assembly. The transfer assembly comprises a transfer member having a transfer surface. The transfer surface is configured to engage the discrete article. The carrier member comprises a body and a resilient member positioned on the body. The resilient member has a Shore A hardness of between about 20 and about 50.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Daniel Patrick Findley, Uwe Schneider, Kazuki Fukushima, Ronald Joseph Zink, Clifford Theodore Papsdorf, Jasmine Marie Browne, Todd Douglas Lenser, Kazuya Ogawa
  • Patent number: 9095325
    Abstract: The invention is directed to tissue cutting members and biopsy devices with such tissue cutting member for separating a tissue specimen from a patient's body at a target site. The tissue cutting member is slidably disposed within an inner lumen of an elongated probe member of the biopsy device to cut a tissue specimen drawn into the interior of an outer cannula of the biopsy device through a tissue receiving aperture in the probe. The tissue cutting member has a tubular distal portion with a distal tip having an outer tissue cutting edge, an inner tissue receiving aperture, and a longitudinally oriented opening with a closed proximal end and open distal end which opens to the inner tissue receiving aperture to facilitate flaring of the distal tubular portion. The cutting member has at least one opening in a wall of the tubular portion to maintain a vacuum during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: SENORX, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Lubock, Frank R. Louw, Richard L. Quick
  • Publication number: 20150129452
    Abstract: A protective case for an electronic device may have two layers: an inner cushion cover that surrounds a portion of the electronic device, and an outer shell that surround part of the cushion cover. The outer shell has side walls that engage and hold the cushion cover on the electronic device. The cushion cover has reduced thickness portions so that the side walls are embedded in the cushion cover and provide a protective case having a substantially smooth exterior. The cushion cover is capable of absorbing shocks from impacts on the rigid outer shell. Coring on the inner portion of the cushion cover provides additional softness and the ability of the cushion cover to absorb shocks while using a higher density material, which is able to conform to the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Curtis R. Richardson, Alan V. Morine, W. Travis Smith, John H. Loudenslager, Jamie L. Johnson, Matthew M. Glanzer
  • Publication number: 20150126827
    Abstract: A covering cap, in particular for placing on a skin analyzer, contains an end wall bounded by a circumferential edge, and a circumferential wall adjoining the circumferential edge of the end wall. At least one part of the covering cap has a thickness that is less than a thickness of the circumferential wall in a portion of the circumferential wall that lies in the region or end of the circumferential wall remote from the end wall. The end wall is of a gas-permeable configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: HAGL Peter
  • Patent number: 9023261
    Abstract: A method for making apertures in a web comprising providing a precursor web material; providing a pair of counter-rotating, intermeshing rollers, wherein a first roller comprises circumferentially-extending ridges and grooves, and a second roller comprises teeth being tapered from a base and a tip, the teeth being joined to the second roller at the base, the base of the tooth having a cross-sectional length dimension greater than a cross-sectional width dimension; and moving the web material through a nip of the counter-rotating, intermeshing rollers; wherein apertures are formed in the precursor web material as the teeth on one of the rollers intermesh with grooves on the other of the rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Timothy Ian Mullane
  • Patent number: 8986584
    Abstract: A process for making an embossed web. A precursor web is provided between a forming structure and a compliant substrate. The forming structure has a plurality of discrete protruded elements and lands completely surrounding them. Pressure is provided between the compliant substrate and the forming structure to conform the precursor web to the forming structure to form the embossed web. The resulting embossed web has a plurality of discrete extended elements completely surrounded by land areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Keith Joseph Stone, Roger Dale Young
  • Patent number: 8980156
    Abstract: A system and method for making golf balls is disclosed. The system may include laser cutting dimples into a golf ball cover layer. Laser cutting may also be used to add texture to the surface of a golf ball. Laser cutting dimples may provide flexibility in quickly creating different shapes, sizes, and patterns of dimples. Thus, during golf ball testing, a certain pattern of dimples may be made, tested, and then quickly adjusted. For example, the dimples may be adjusted by cutting away more cover material to make the dimples larger, deeper, and/or in a different shape. After further testing, the golf ball dimples may be adjusted again multiple times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventor: Takahisa Ono
  • Patent number: 8980148
    Abstract: Method of manufacturing track membranes by penetration of working substances into and through the membrane matrix of polymer material is disclosed. The matrix is placed into holder that is inserted into one end of a tubular shell, the other end of which contains a cartridge with an explosive material and a working substance in the form of a supersaturated solution of a water-soluble salt. When the explosive material is detonated, the particles of the water-soluble salt interact with the matrix in the form of a high-speed jet with the velocity of particles in the range of 3800 to 4200 m/sec. As a result of penetrating of the particles into and through the material of the matrix, a plurality of holes is formed in the matrix. The track membranes are produced by slicing the membrane matrix after removal of the residue of the particles by washing the pierced membrane with water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignees: Nanotech Industries, Inc., Polymate, Ltd.
    Inventors: Oleg Figovsky, Elena Gotlib, Dmitry Pashin, Alexander Leykin
  • Publication number: 20150028514
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use, in the fabrication of a composite part formed from a stack of reinforcement materials of carbon fibres between which is sandwiched at least one layer of thermoplastic or thermosetting material or a mixture of thermoplastic and thermosetting materials, of an operation of spot application of transverse forces on at least two layers constituting the stack and positioned as neighbours in the stack, so as to successively traverse at least one reinforcement material and at least one layer of thermoplastic or thermosetting material or a mixture of thermoplastic and thermosetting materials placed in superposed position, to improve the transverse electrical conductivity of the composite part obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: Hexcel Reinforcements
    Inventors: Andrea Viard, Jacques Ducarre
  • Publication number: 20150004357
    Abstract: A method for the manufacture of a fibre composite component with at least one opening, which is edged by an integral collar, a device for the execution of a method of this type with a mould core, which has at least one convexity for the formation of a component section in the form of a bulge, also a fibre composite component with a multiplicity of openings, each of which is edged by an integral collar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Marc Schimmler, Bernd Raeckers, Thomas Kruse, Wolfgang Schulze
  • Publication number: 20140345813
    Abstract: A roller blind system for a rear window of a motor vehicle, having a roller blind, a roller blind shaft rotatable about a main axis and a sheet-like structure which, in a stowed state, is wound on the roller blind shaft and which, in a functional state, is partially unwound from the roller blind shaft, and having an shelf for arranging in the rear region of the motor vehicle. The shelf has front and rear shelf portions separated from one another by a passage slot through which the sheet-like structure is moved during a movement from the stowed state into the functional state. The two shelf portions are connected to one another via a trough body and the roller blind shaft is arranged within the trough body and is rotatably mounted by bearing blocks which are fastened to, or are an integral part of, the trough body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Olaf Buehl, Harry Weinbrenner
  • Publication number: 20140342271
    Abstract: In polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells and electrolyzes, attaining and maintaining high membrane conductivity and durability is crucial for performance and efficiency. The use of low equivalent weight (EW) perfluorinated ionomers is one of the few options available to improve membrane conductivity. However, excessive dimensional changes of low EW ionomers upon application of wet/dry or freeze/thaw cycles yield catastrophic losses in membrane integrity. Incorporation of ionomers within porous, dimensionally-stable perforated polymer electrolyte membrane substrates provides improved PEM performance and longevity. The present invention provides novel methods using micromolds to fabricate the perforated polymer electrolyte membrane substrates. These novel methods using micromolds create uniform and well-defined pore structures. In addition, these novel methods using micromolds described herein may be used in batch or continuous processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: CORTNEY MITTELSTEADT, AVNI ARGUN, CASTRO LAICER, JASON WILLEY
  • Patent number: 8852263
    Abstract: The use of nucleating agents to manufacture polymeric stents is disclosed. The resulting stents may have increased crystallinity, decreased crystal size, increased mechanical properties, and faster degradation times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventor: Yunbing Wang
  • Publication number: 20140239002
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for forming one or more air intake holes wherein the punch-cutter to be used has a cylindrical blade at the tip, and also has a hooking portion or portions, which is/are disposed on an inner peripheral surface of the cylindrical blade and which performs a function of hooking into a portion of the outer layer that has come inside the cylindrical blade to prevent the cylindrical blade from slipping out of that portion of the outer layer at a time when the cylindrical blade is moved backward, the cylindrical blade is pressed forward until the blade edge comes to a position close to the outer layer, and at this position, the outer layer is not yet cut out completely, but there remains a circular uncut portion ahead of the blade edge, then, the cylindrical blade is moved backward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: YOSHINO KOGYOSHO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hisao Miyajima, Mitsuhiro Sotome
  • Patent number: 8741195
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a fiber absorber includes individuating preformed fibers, compressing the preformed fibers, housing the compressed fibers in a needle-punch processing case in which needle insertion holes are formed, and performing needle punching by inserting needles through the needle insertion holes from at least three directions having perpendicular relation to one another in the needle-punch processing case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Kurihara, Jun Hinami, Ryo Shimamura, Tomohiro Takahashi, Masashi Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 8741196
    Abstract: A body may be provided having first and second ends having threaded outer surfaces. A bore may extend between the first and second ends. A tool may be provided having a first outer mold-line surface, a second opposing surface, and a hole extending between the first and second opposing surfaces. The first end may be threadedly attached and sealed, at the second opposing surface, to an inner surface of the hole. A cap may be threadedly attached and sealed to the second end of the body. A composite may be consolidated against the first outer mold-line surface of the tool. The cap may be unthreadedly removed from the second end. A drill bit may be inserted into the bore, through the tool hole, and against the composite to drill a composite hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: John E. McCracken
  • Patent number: 8696965
    Abstract: Systems and methods for the fabrication of prepregs possessing enhanced ability for the removal of gases from within prepregs and prepreg layups prior to and/or during at least a portion of consolidation and cure process to form composite structures are disclosed. In certain embodiments, perforations of selected configurations may be introduced into the prepregs prior to, during, and after layup. The perforations provide routes for gases trapped within and between the perforated prepregs and prepreg lay-ups to escape during consolidation and cure process, reducing the residual porosity within the resulting composite. For example, composites having residual porosities less than 10 vol. %, on the basis of the volume of the composite, may be achieved in this manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Cytec Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Christopher Lee Bongiovanni, Jack Douglas Boyd
  • Publication number: 20140099464
    Abstract: A decoupling underlayment membrane is described. The decoupling underlayment membrane includes: a set of mortar cavities; a set of through holes; and an adhesive layer coupled to an exterior surface of each mortar cavity in the set of cavities. A method of manufacturing a decoupling underlayment membrane includes: retrieving a membrane sheet; thermoforming a set of cavities into a top surface of the membrane sheet; pressing a set of through holes into the membrane sheet. A decoupling underlayment membrane includes: a set of starfish-shaped cavities arranged in a first repeating pattern and formed into a top surface of the membrane; a set of through holes arranged in a second repeating pattern; and a peel and stick adhesive layer coupled to a bottom surface of the membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventors: Carl Thomas Archbold, Scott Burton Harter
  • Patent number: 8679391
    Abstract: A method for making apertures in a web comprising providing a precursor web material; providing a pair of counter-rotating, intermeshing rollers, wherein a first roller comprises circumferentially-extending ridges and grooves, and a second roller comprises teeth being tapered from a base and a tip, the teeth being joined to the second roller at the base, the base of the tooth having a cross-sectional length dimension greater than a cross-sectional width dimension; and moving the web material through a nip of the counter-rotating, intermeshing rollers; wherein apertures are formed in the precursor web material as the teeth on one of the rollers intermesh with grooves on the other of the rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Hugh Joseph O'Donnell, Robert Haines Turner, Vincent Sean Breidenbach, Douglas Herrin Benson, Timothy Ian Mullane, Karen Denise McAffry, John Lee Hammons, Kelyn Anne Arora
  • Patent number: 8671544
    Abstract: A microneedle mold and a method of manufacturing a microneedle mold are provided for use in fabricating microneedles. The method includes providing a microneedle mold base with recesses therein, the recesses corresponding to the microneedles to be fabricated and extending from a first surface of the microneedle mold base; and forming side-port forming holes in the microneedle mold base, the side-port forming holes extend in side surfaces of the recesses within the microneedle mold base at side-port forming positions of the recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Agency for Science, Technology and Research
    Inventors: Meí Ma Chen, Zhongli Li, Chee Yen Lim, Pei Ying Joyce Tan, Minghua Wang
  • Patent number: 8652380
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a rim for a bicycle wheel includes wrapping plys of fibers in a resin matrix around a mandrel; curing the plys to form the rim; and reducing a size of the mandrel to allow the mandrel to be removed from the rim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Reynolds Cycling LLC
    Inventors: Paul Lew, Richard A. Steinke
  • Patent number: 8591782
    Abstract: A stent comprising a tubular stent matrix of which diameter is extendable and a flexible polymer layer covering the stent matrix. The polymer layer is closely attached to and covers the entire surface of the stent matrix. Since the flexible polymer layer closely covers the entire surface of the stent matrix not only the outer periphery of the stent matrix, the stent has no problem of causing allergic to metal, stimulus of tissues due to metal, and rust development. Since the inner periphery of the stent is a flat and smooth surface covered by the polymer layer without convexes and concaves, the formation of thrombus can be inhibited well. There is no problem of drift between the polymer layer and the stent matrix, thereby maintaining the positional relationship between the stent matrix and the polymer layer before and after the expansion of the stent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignees: National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Japan Stent Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhide Nakayama, Shogo Nishi, Yasushi Nemoto, Yoshihiro Okamoto
  • Publication number: 20130307178
    Abstract: A drilling tool for producing drill holes includes a tip and a shaft arranged opposite the tip in a direction of a longitudinal axis of the drilling tool. The drilling tool has at least one geometrically defined cutting edge in the tip area, and has an expanded diameter trailing the tip in a longitudinal direction from the tip. The drilling tool has a first area with a first diameter that precedes the expanded diameter, and a second area with a second diameter, larger than the first diameter, that trails the expanded diameter. The drilling tool is distinguished in that the expanded diameter and/or the second area is/are embodied such that chips are produced in the area of the expanded diameter and/or in the second area when a workpiece is machined, chips consistent with those produced when a workpiece is machined with a geometrically undefined cutting edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: MAPAL FABRIK FUR PRAZISIONSWERKZEUGE DR. KRESS KG
    Inventor: Dieter Kress
  • Patent number: 8585951
    Abstract: A process for making an embossed web. A precursor web is provided between a forming structure and a compliant substrate. The forming structure has a plurality of discrete apertures or depressions. Pressure is provided between the compliant substrate and the forming structure to force the precursor web into the apertures or depressions of forming structure to form the embossed web. The resulting embossed web has a plurality of discrete extended elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: The Proctor & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kevin Gerard Muhs, Richard George Coe, Keith Joseph Stone, Sarah Beth Gross
  • Patent number: 8545208
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for producing thermoformed articles such as food packagings or parts thereof with a mechanical weakening between adjoining functional areas, which, for utilization by a user, can be at least partly separated at the mechanical weakening, in a thermoforming die having an upper die and a lower die, the mechanical weakening being introduced with a three-dimensional extension during the period of time during which the material to be formed is located in the thermoforming die, and a thermoforming die for implementing the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: RPC Bebo-Plastik GmbH
    Inventors: Juergen Merbach, Hauke Dieckmann, Michael Kraut
  • Patent number: 8501072
    Abstract: A dispensing valve for flowable material comprises a valve plate (26) of resilient polymeric material in which at least one elongate discontinuity is formed. The discontinuity defines at least one valve flap (28) which is an integral part of the valve plate but whose margin defined by the discontinuity is not connected to the adjacent material of the valve plate. The valve flap (28) is movable under the application of pressure from a closed position, in which the adjacent margins of the discontinuity form a substantial seal, to an open position, in which the margins for the discontinuity are spaced from one another and material can flow through the valve member. The polymeric material is a polyolefin material and the discontinuity is a rupture line. The margins defining the rupture line are of decreasing thickness towards their free edge and overlie one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Carbonite Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Eric Smith, Karl Mondszein
  • Publication number: 20130186187
    Abstract: A nanoflow detector cell comprises a nanoflow detection cell template defming a sample channel transverse template and a reference channel transverse template, generally parallel to the sample channel, and spaced apart from the sample channel. Clear capillary tubing extends through the sample channel, defming a sample chamber, a portion of the capillary tubing extends out of each end of the sample channel, and is shaped to the template.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: KING SAUD UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Zeid Abdullah Alothman, Ahmed-Yacine Badjah Hadj Ahmed
  • Patent number: 8465270
    Abstract: An injection mold for molding an electronic product which has a terminal includes a movable mold, a first sliding block levelly defining a through-hole, a second sliding block, a supporting pole and a stationary mold. A top of the movable mold defines an opening of which a bottom defines a fastening hole for fastening a bottom of the terminal therein. An inner sidewall of the second sliding block defines a groove for restraining a top of the terminal. The first and second sliding blocks are located at two opposite sides of the opening to together define a cavity for molding the electronic product. The supporting pole is movably inserted in the through-hole and stretches into the cavity to resist against the top of the terminal. The stationary mold is positioned on the first and second sliding blocks, and defines a sprue channel connected with the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Cheng UEI Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xian-Yun Wang, Xiao-Ping Wu, Kun-Hsueh Chiang
  • Patent number: 8460784
    Abstract: An image transfer belt is provided for use in digital printing applications which includes a base film layer having perforations therein which are filled with a conductive polymer layer to provide controlled conductivity to the belt. The belt further includes a compliant layer over the conductive polymer layer. The resulting belt exhibits electrical properties suitable for digital image transfer. These properties may be varied according to the desired application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Day International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Jennings, Allen Shannon, Richard Czerner
  • Publication number: 20130134067
    Abstract: Packing tray for packing fruit and other fragile objects including a drainage system that channels water away from the fruit. The packing tray includes a plurality of cell pockets, each cell pocket having a lowermost sump area with at least one flap door punched out but not removed from the sump area, providing a drainage opening from the cell. Inner and outer cell pocket channels are provided on both the inner and outer surfaces of the cell pockets to direct water flow and removal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: Tekni-Plex, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard L. RAMIREZ, Mark A. BERGERON
  • Patent number: 8419402
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for a composite stringer. A method is used for manufacturing a hollow composite stringer. Foam is formed with a mandrel installed into the foam. A composite material and the foam is laid up onto a tool in a form of a stringer. The composite material and the foam in the form of the stringer is cured to form a cured stringer. The mandrel from the foam is removed to form the hollow composite stringer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Juan C. Guzman, Douglas A. McCarville, Daniel M. Rotter, Barry P. VanWest
  • Patent number: 8414282
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for producing thermoformed articles such as food packagings or parts thereof with a mechanical weakening between adjoining functional areas, which, for utilization by a user, can be at least partly separated at the mechanical weakening, in a thermoforming die having an upper die and a lower die, the mechanical weakening being introduced with a three-dimensional extension during the period of time during which the material to be formed is located in the thermoforming die, and a thermoforming die for implementing the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: RPC BEBO-Plastik GmbH
    Inventors: Juergen Merbach, Hauke Dieckmann, Michael Kraut
  • Patent number: 8394226
    Abstract: A composite friction unit of a three dimensional composite body is formed of a substantially uniform array of predominately glass strands of primary reinforcing fibers in matrix of phenolic resin material, the reinforcing fibers in the form of fabric distributed throughout the body forming a friction unit having a predetermined size and configuration and uniform distribution and alignment of fibers throughout. An alternate friction unit includes a substantially rigid or rigid backing co-pultruded in forming the unit. The units are produced in a pultrusion process wherein the reinforcing fibers and matrix are pulled through a forming die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Inventor: Benjamin V. Booher
  • Publication number: 20130029091
    Abstract: A method of producing a resin sheet includes the steps of arranging a resin sheet between a substrate and a die opposed to the substrate, and forming a through-hole in the resin sheet to pass through the resin sheet in a pressing direction by relatively pressing the die against the substrate. The die includes a first protrusion protruding toward a downstream side in the pressing direction. A second protrusion protruding toward the downstream side in the pressing direction is formed on a peripheral edge portion of an end portion of the first protrusion on the downstream side in the pressing direction. An end portion of the second protrusion on the downstream side in the pressing direction is formed at an acute angle in sectional view along the pressing direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ichiro Suehiro
  • Patent number: 8343404
    Abstract: A system and a method for the production of cellular materials are described. In particular, a system and a method for the production of cellular materials with several geometries such as honeycomb geometry, chiral geometry and auxetic geometry are described. The innovative concept of the present invention concerns the pre-formation of the cellular structure by penetration of a reinforcement fabric by means of punches properly structured. The employment of punches housed on one of the matrices of the device allows obtaining several geometries without need of complex fabric pre-formation operations or of manual placement of the fabric in the interstices of the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventors: Giuseppe Meli, Giuseppe Recca, Gianluca Cicala, Salvo Ursino
  • Patent number: 8343409
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a molding system for creating a molded-in-color panel has a first mold member with a first forming surface for forming a portion of a panel with an exposed surface. The molding system has a second mold member having a second forming surface for forming a concealed portion of the panel. One of the first and second mold members is translatable relative to the other to collectively receive a heated molded-in-color resin to form the panel. The molding system has an injector for injecting molded-in-color resin into the mold. The second forming surface is sufficiently smooth so that the exposed surface of the panel is free of visible flow lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: LaRon Brown, Brandon Papazian
  • Patent number: 8318079
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for assembling an adhesive device comprising a first matrix-forming material with holes and a second material, the method comprising: (a) compose the first matrix-forming material with holes; (b) compose the second material with a Tm lower than the Tm of the first material, while enabling increase in the Tm of the second material; (c) assemble the adhesive device by filling the holes of the first matrix-forming material of step (a) with the deformable second material of step (b) at a temperature where the second material is deformable and the first material is non-deformable; (d) increase the Tm of the second material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventor: Mads Lykke
  • Publication number: 20120282436
    Abstract: Apparatuses and processes for aperturing and stretching a web are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method involves feeding a web into a nip that is formed between at least one pair of intermeshing rolls. The first roll is a raised ridge rotary knife aperturing roll and the second roll is a ring roll; both rolls comprise ridges and grooves. The first roll comprises a plurality of spaced-apart teeth extending outwardly from the top surface of the ridges, said teeth having tips, wherein the top surface of said ridges are disposed between the tips of said teeth and the bottom surface of said grooves. These apparatuses and processes enable a web to be formed which comprises apertures having greater open area than previously achievable with traditional processes and apparatuses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventors: Richard George Coe, Jill Marlene Orr, Sarah Beth Gross, Robert Karl Isburgh, Leroy Joseph Kocher, Kevin Gerard Muhs, Timothy Ian Mullane
  • Publication number: 20120273990
    Abstract: A method for making apertures in a web comprising providing a precursor web material; providing a pair of counter-rotating, intermeshing rollers, wherein a first roller comprises circumferentially-extending ridges and grooves, and a second roller comprises teeth being tapered from a base and a tip, the teeth being joined to the second roller at the base, the base of the tooth having a cross-sectional length dimension greater than a cross-sectional width dimension; and moving the web material through a nip of the counter-rotating, intermeshing rollers; wherein apertures are formed in the precursor web material as the teeth on one of the rollers intermesh with grooves on the other of the rollers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: Hugh Joseph O'Donnell, Robert Haines Turner, Vincent Sean Breidenbach, Douglas Herrin Benson, Timothy Ian Mullane, Karen Denise MaAffry, John Lee Hammons, Kelyn Ann Arora
  • Publication number: 20120262784
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an array substrate includes forming a plurality of holes in a film shape substrate having thermal plasticity, in which the holes have a diameter of 0.25 times to 2 times a thickness of the substrate, and a pitch of 5 times to 40 times the diameter of the holes; and heating a molding member provided with a plurality of convex portions or concave portions in an array pattern, pressing the substrate provided with the plurality of holes, and transferring the plurality of convex portions or concave portions to the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Saito, Kazuo Aoki, Shintaro Yoshitome
  • Patent number: 8277708
    Abstract: Some embodiments comprise a mechanical thickness regulator for a compression mold, or related systems and/or methods. A regulator can include a thickness regulator pin received by a recess in an extendable and retractable relation. The regulator pin can include a tip, or can be contacted with a tip, defining a predetermined distance from the pin to the end of the tip, the distance defining a gap of well known dimensions for receiving and molding polymer melt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: David Edwards