Plurality Of Holes Patents (Class 264/156)
  • Patent number: 8257637
    Abstract: A method is provided for removing a resin layer of a resin-coated metal tube. The resin layer is removed with a laser beam. More particularly, the resin layer of a desired range is burned out by focusing the laser beam into a pinpoint without defocusing the sectional shape of the laser beam in the axial direction o the resin-coated metal tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Usui Kakusai Sangyo Kaisha Limited
    Inventor: Atsushi Okada
  • Patent number: 8252215
    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: March 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventor: Yunbing Wang
  • Patent number: 8241543
    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: October 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    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: 8206628
    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: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Keith Joseph Stone, Roger Dale Young
  • Patent number: 8192662
    Abstract: A preform, formed with a plurality of reinforcing fiber substrates stacked to each other and each made of at least reinforcing fiber yarns, has a resin material, whose main component is a thermoplastic resin, interlaminated between the layers of the reinforcing fiber substrates in the preform, and has through holes extending through a plurality of the reinforcing fiber substrates in the thickness direction of the preform; an FRP molded using this preform; and processes for producing these. By improving the impregnability in the thickness direction of the preform, an FRP excellent both in various mechanical properties and in matrix resin impregnation and stabler in quality can be produced with high productivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Nobuo Asahara, Hiroshi Odani, Eisuke Wadahara
  • Patent number: 8187513
    Abstract: The process for the preparation of articles from polymer materials having a medicamentous depot effect is performed by mixing the starting materials, shaping the mixture, cross-linking the polymer material at least until a sufficient dimensional stability is reached, performing all the necessary processing work, introducing the article into a protective package, sterilizing the packaged article, optionally with further cross-linking of the polymer material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Veritas AG
    Inventors: Hans-Josef Ludwig, Bernd Hemmer, Wilfried Mertens
  • Patent number: 8182728
    Abstract: A method of thermo-mechanically forming macrotextures in a microtextured film wherein a heat shield is utilized to thermally insulate the microtexture during the forming process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Tredegar Film Products Corporation
    Inventors: James W. Cree, Lino Iulianetti
  • Patent number: 8178018
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for producing fiber-cement soffit building products. In one embodiment of the invention, an apparatus for producing fiber-cement soffits includes a punch assembly, a support assembly facing at least a portion of the punch assembly, and an actuator operatively coupled to at least one of the punch assembly or the support assembly. The punch assembly can include a punch plate and a plurality of punches coupled to the punch plate. Each punch can have a length and a first cross-sectional dimension generally normal to the length. The support assembly can have a support plate, and at least a portion of the support plate is juxtaposed to at least a portion of the punch plate. The support plate can include a plurality of holes arranged in a pattern so that each hole in the portion of the support plate juxtaposed to the punch plate is aligned with a corresponding punch on the punch plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: PacTool International Ltd.
    Inventors: Joe Gaidjiergis, Lloyd Fladgard, Scott Fladgard
  • Patent number: 8178025
    Abstract: An embossing system is provided for embossing at least a portion of a web comprising a first roll and at least a second roll. The first roll and second roll may define a first nip for embossing the web. At least one of the first roll and the second roll has elongated embossing elements extending substantially in the machine direction and optionally at least one of the first and second rolls has elongated embossing elements extending substantially in the cross-machine direction. At least one of the first roll and the second roll may also have perforate embossing elements extending substantially in the cross-machine direction that may or may not be elongated. The embossing elements are capable of imparting one or both of a cube embossing pattern or a perforate emboss on the web. The web may be a cellulosic fibrous web, a portion of which is lignin-rich, high coarseness fiber having generally tubular fiber configuration. In addition, the web may be creped with an undulatory creping blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Anthony O. Awofeso, Kang C. Yeh, Bruce W. Janda, Martin A. Hynnek, Gayln A. Schulz, Paul J. Ruthven, Ronald R. Reeb
  • Patent number: 8167335
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a fender liner attached to a motor vehicle wheel house. The fender liner includes a breathable base material layer produced by forming a fiber assembly into a shape along the wheel house and a protective layer made of waterproof material. The protective layer is superimposed on a surface of the base material layer that is opposite to a side facing the wheel house. The protective layer is provided with a plurality of through-holes that allow air to flow through the protective layer to the surface of the base material layer on which the protective layer is superimposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Hayashi Engineering Inc.
    Inventor: Yuji Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 8168102
    Abstract: A machine utilized for producing and manufacturing a film, soft at touch, resilient and suitable at draining use. A film produced by such a machine, presents, at least, on one surface an essentially continuous pattern of micro-funnels three-dimensional (3D) directed in an essentially perpendicular way to the surface from which the micro-openings have origin. It presents also on the opposite surface a continuous pattern, composed by 3D macro-funnels directed in an essentially perpendicular way to the surface from which the macro-funnels have origin. The “micro-funnels” term, intend to describe a multitude of funnels non distinguishable by the human eye at a distance equal or higher than 450 mm. while the “macro funnels” term, intend to describe funnels clearly visible by the human eye at a distance higher than 450 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Texol S.R.L.
    Inventor: Fabio Di Berardino
  • Patent number: 8158043
    Abstract: A method for making apertures in a precursor web using a forming apparatus is provided where the web comprises a film having molecular orientation and the forming apparatus comprises an arrangement of teeth. The orientation of the arrangement of teeth and the molecular orientation of the film are predetermined and modified to provide a relative angle between the orientation of the teeth and the molecular orientation of the film. Apertures formed in the precursor web material have a length and width exhibiting a minimal aspect ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Fredrick William Gibson, Kelyn Anne Arora, John Lee Hammons, Norman Scott Broyles, Jill Marlene Orr, Timothy Ian Mullane, Jody Lynn Hoying, Karen Denise McAffry, Hugh Joseph O'Donnell
  • Patent number: 8128775
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for producing perforated composite structures, such as acoustic skins suitable for aircraft engine nacelle and duct components. The process includes placing a mat member, a non-impregnated fabric member, and a resin film on a tool surface so that pins disposed on the mat member project through the fabric member and resin film to define holes therein. The fabric member is between the mat member and resin film, and the fabric member and resin film define a stack that conforms to the mat member and tool surface. A caul member is then placed on the stack so that apertures in the caul member are penetrated by the pins. The stack is heated to melt the resin film and cause molten resin to infuse the fabric member and yield a resin-infused fabric stack, after which the molten resin within the resin-infused fabric stack is at least partially cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: MRA Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Mahendra Maheshwari, James J. Velten
  • Publication number: 20120049404
    Abstract: A method for making apertures in a precursor web using a forming apparatus is provided where the web comprises a film having molecular orientation and the forming apparatus comprises an arrangement of teeth. The orientation of the arrangement of teeth and the molecular orientation of the film are predetermined and modified to provide a relative angle between the orientation of the teeth and the molecular orientation of the film. Apertures formed in the precursor web material have a length and width exhibiting a minimal aspect ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventors: Fredrick William Gibson, Kelyn Anne Arora, John Lee Hammons, Norman Scott Broyles, Jill Marlene Orr, Timothy Ian Mullane, John Joseph Curro, Karen Denise McAffry, Hugh Joseph O'Donnell
  • Publication number: 20120037538
    Abstract: Provided is a carrier tape with improved tensile strength and flexural rigidity in a longitudinal direction of a base material, including recesses that can be provided at a narrow pitch in a first surface of the base material, and manufacturable at reduced cost, as well as to provide an apparatus and a method for manufacturing such a carrier tape. A carrier tape of the present invention is constituted by a strip-shaped base material, and includes a plurality of recesses provided in a first surface of the base material and for containing electronic components, a covering unit configured to seal openings of the recesses, and a projection provided on a second surface of the base material along a longitudinal direction of the base material. A length of the projection extends over at least two of the recesses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shogo TOKOI, Yasuhiro SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 8088316
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the perforation of nonwovens with a perforating roll and an opposing roll. The perforating roll and opposing roll form a gap, through which a nonwoven being perforated, is guided and perforated. The perforation apparatus comprises a feed device and a withdrawal device. The feed device is arranged such that the nonwoven being perforated advances first onto the opposing roll, before it enters the gap. The withdrawal device is arranged such that after leaving the gap, the perforated nonwoven remains on the perforating roll. Furthermore, a perforation method and a corresponding nonwoven structure are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Fiberweb Corovin GmbH
    Inventors: Mathias Muth, Indra Roy, Ralf Sodemann
  • Patent number: 8083887
    Abstract: A method of forming a container (100) includes heating two webs of material and indexing the webs into a vacuum thermoformer (40) which forms first (220) and second trays (110) simultaneously, wherein the second tray is disposed within a space of the first tray to define a reservoir (300) therebetween. A portion of the first tray is brought into contact with a flange portion of the second tray, and joined by a heat seal within the vacuum thermoformer. A punch device within the vacuum thermoformer perforates a drain aperture (117) in a central region of the bottom of the second tray, such that the drain aperture is in fluid communication with the reservoir. The cut-out section is adhered to the bottom of the first tray to eliminate the presence of any scrap material. The joined first and second tray is indexed out of the vacuum thermoformer and trimmed to separate an assembled container from the web supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Pactiv Corporation
    Inventors: Jon Michael LaRue, Craig Edward Cappel, Frank Andrew Petlak, Marshall Van Domelen
  • Publication number: 20110309544
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed that include forming selected perforation designs and patterns in web substrates. The perforation designs and patterns can be formed in linear or nonlinear fashion, can extend in the cross direction or the machine direction and can be formed to complement or match an embossed or printed design on the web. The perforation designs and patterns can be formed utilizing various mechanical perforating techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Inventors: Matthew Todd Hupp, James Michael Singer
  • Patent number: 8057729
    Abstract: A method for making a forming structure. In one embodiment the method comprises the steps of (a) providing a base material having a thickness; (b) providing a laser source; (c) laser etching a plurality of spaced-apart apertures, each aperture extending through the entire thickness of the base material, such that the non-laser-etched portions of the base material define a continuous network; and (d) laser etching the continuous network to remove material in a pattern that defines a plurality of protrusions, each protrusion being generally columnar and pillar-like. The plurality of protrusions can be laser etched first, before laser etching the plurality of spaced-apart apertures. The base material can be cylindrical-shaped and the laser etching can be accomplished in a continuous process by rotating the cylindrical-shaped base material as a laser source is operatively translated while laser etching a path similar to “threads” of a screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Keith Joseph Stone, Brian Francis Gray, Julie Ann O'Neil, Timothy Paul Fiedeldey
  • Publication number: 20110168521
    Abstract: A conveying roller facilitates conveyance of a sticky material in the form of sheet or web to be conveyed. An outer peripheral layer of the convey roller is formed on its rolling surface with a plurality of pits at a predetermined occupancy ratio defined by an occupancy ratio of a total area occupied by all of the pits to an area of the rolling surface of the outer peripheral layer. The outer peripheral layer is formed on the rolling surface thereof with a plurality of pits at the occupancy ratio set depending on a degree of stickiness expressed by the sheet material to achieve peel properties of the outer peripheral layer which is compatible with the stickiness of the sheet material and thereby to prevent the sticky sheet material from twining around the conveying roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicant: UNI-CHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeru Arimoto, Seiichi Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 7964124
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods are provided that are related to cellular materials that have a precisely-determined arrangement of voids formed using surface transformation. In various embodiments, the cellular materials are suitable for use in various structural, mechanical and/or thermal applications. One aspect of the present subject matter is a method of forming cellular material. According to various embodiments of the method, a predetermined arrangement of the plurality of holes is formed in a volume of material through a surface of the volume of material. The volume of material is annealed such that the volume of material undergoes a surface transformation in which the arrangement of the plurality of holes is transformed into a predetermined arrangement of at least one empty space below the surface of the volume of material. Other aspects are provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph E. Geusic
  • Patent number: 7943075
    Abstract: A method for producing a fiber-reinforced composite member from prepregs of reinforcing fibers impregnated with a matrix resin, comprising placing the prepregs in a cavity of a molding die, cutting off excess margins of the prepregs along the edges of the cavity, and curing the matrix resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichi Kondo, Yuki Kasahara
  • Patent number: 7938228
    Abstract: A process for producing a sound absorber having skin layers constituting front and back surfaces and, interposed between the skin layers, a void layer having a plurality of pin formed holes, each hole having a depth which is enough to penetrate one of the skin layers and is not enough to reach the other skin layer. The sound absorber is formed of a resin material containing 2 to 60 wt % of reinforcing fibers with a length of 2 to 100 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignees: Prime Polymer Co., Ltd., DaikyoNishikawa Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Saito, Minoru Sugawara, Hirofumi Goda, Takeharu Suga, Masaharu Okamura, Toshifumi Sakai
  • Patent number: 7935286
    Abstract: A sports racquet having a plurality of string port holes and conventional string holes is formed of a single tube of prepreg material. When molded, mold elements press opposed portions of the prepreg tube into contact with one another, and shape the adjoining prepreg material into a string port hole blanks. The portion of the pressed-together material which initially blocks the string port hole is removed after molding so that the string port holes extend through the frame. Alternatively, the mold elements cause the prepreg tube to follow a serpentine shape, thereby defining string port holes which are open alternately along the top and bottom surface of the frame. A pair of cover rings may be secured to the top and bottom racquet surfaces to cover the open sides of the string port holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Prince Sports, Inc.
    Inventors: Roberto Gazzara, Mauro Pinaffo, Michele Pozzobon, Mauro Pezzato
  • Patent number: 7931839
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a structure using a single, hollow primary tube, preferably of a composite material, wherein ports are bonded to the walls of the hollow tube through aligned holes on opposite sides of the hollow tube. The ports improve the stiffness, strength, aerodynamics, and aesthetics of the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Prince Sports, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Davis, Mauro Pezzato, Mauro Pinaffo, Roberto Gazzara, Michele Pozzobon
  • Patent number: 7919036
    Abstract: A process for preweakening the inside of an automotive trim piece cover layer of various constructions by use of a laser beam so as to enable formation of an air bag deployment opening in the trim piece formed at the time the air bag deploys. The laser beam impinges the inside surface of the cover to form a groove scoring or spaced perforations to form a preweakening pattern. A robot arm may be used to move a laser generator so as to form the preweakening pattern. The laser beam can be controlled in accordance with sensed conditions to achieve accurate preweakening, and may also be used to trim substrate panels and to perform other cutting operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Inventors: David J. Bauer, John W. Bauer, Jr., legal representative
  • Publication number: 20110039063
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for continuous perforation of fabrics that comprise thermoplastic fibers. The process utilizes a combination of heat and pressure to perforate fabrics where the shape. size, and distribution of the individual fabric perforations is define solely by the design of the pattern embossing roll, In particular, the top side of the individual embossing points are not flat but rather have a raised peripheral edge so that the actual fabric contact area of the bond points is much less than total area circumscribed by each bond point. The small ratio of fabric contact area to total bond area concentrates the thermal and compressive forces in the embossing nip and allows a large perforation to be cut out of a fabric moving at high speed through the perforation nip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2007
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Inventors: Samuel Charles Baer, Jay Darrell Gillespie, David D. Newkirk
  • Publication number: 20110024941
    Abstract: In one embodiment a method for creating a molded-in-color vehicle panel is provided. The mold may have at least first and second mold members, each having a forming surface for forming a portion of the vehicle panel. One mold member may translate relative to the other to collectively receive a heated resin with a molded-in-color to form the vehicle panel. The resin may be formed into a solid molded-in-color interior vehicle panel. After allowing the resin to partially cool, an aperture may be formed by punching through in the molded-in-color resin with a punch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Applicants: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, I-FUSION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Alan Samluk, LaRon Brown, Stanley Staniszewski, Richard Jerome Roberts
  • Patent number: 7879276
    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: November 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Juan C. Guzman, Douglas A. McCarville, Daniel M. Rotter, Barry P. Van West
  • Patent number: 7875220
    Abstract: A method for producing a fiber-reinforced composite member with connecting holes, comprising boring a cured molding of prepregs of reinforcing fibers impregnated with a matrix resin to form the connecting holes, using a burnishing drill comprising two or more tapered tip blades, two or more circumferential blades extending continuously from the tip blades to a shank, and chip-discharging grooves extending from the tip blades to the shank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichi Kondo, Yuki Kasahara
  • Publication number: 20110009965
    Abstract: The present invention relates to improved biomedical implantable material comprising a plurality of pores, of which one or more of the pores are interconnected below the surface of the material. The improved biomedical implantable material may be used in biomedical implant devices such as orthopedic implants, spinal implants, neurocranial implants, maxillofacial implants, and joint replacement implants. The present invention also relates to a method of preparing an improved biomedical implantable material, comprising subjecting an implantable material to a pore-forming treatment and optionally further subjecting the material to a surface-modifying treatment. The biomedical implantable material may be used in other applications, which as applications where two surfaces are contacted and bonding between the surfaces is required.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2010
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Inventor: Sreeramamurthy ANKEM
  • Patent number: 7867425
    Abstract: A plastic closure includes a shell having a base wall with a skirt for securement to a container finish and a lip that extends radially inwardly from the skirt at a position adjacent to and spaced from the base wall. A liner is compression molded in situ against the base wall, and between the base wall and the lip. The lip has a plurality of circumferentially spaced passages that extend through the lip for venting air during compression molding of the liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Rexam Closure Systems Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph M. Major
  • Publication number: 20100280471
    Abstract: An absorbent personal care article comprising an apertured polymer film having a first series of channels, each having a length, width and depth, on a first surface thereof and apertures having diameters at the bottoms of and along the length of said channels, said apertures extending through the thickness of the film and through a second surface of said film; and an absorbent core disposed against said second surface of said apertured film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Applicant: NAVS, LLC
    Inventor: Ashok Harakhlal Shah
  • Patent number: 7824587
    Abstract: The present invention provides an interior material of an operator's cab of a work machine, the interior material comprising at least a structure member and a noise absorption layer, wherein the structure member has at least one rib which is formed on an inside surface of a base portion thereof and comes into intimate contact with an inside surface of an exterior material and a hermetically sealed hollow portion is formed by the rib in intimate contact with the exterior material, and the noise absorption layer is disposed on an outside surface of the structure member. With the interior material, a work environment in the operator's cab of the work machine can be enhanced by effectively suppressing the noise entering from an outside of the operator's cab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Komatsu Ltd.
    Inventor: Kan'ichi Sato
  • Patent number: 7799254
    Abstract: A method for treating a film by providing a structure including a substrate and an array of upstanding projections each of which includes multiple contact points. The structure is pressed against the surface of a polymeric film to cause deformation or rupture of the film. The film may then be pressed to partially reseal the perforations. The structure can be produced by electroplating a mould which includes an array of elements of dimensions corresponding to the projections of the desired structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: AMCOR Packaging (Australia) Pty
    Inventors: Erol Craig Harvey, Ramon Glenny Waycott, David Lee Carew
  • Publication number: 20100229868
    Abstract: A headgear for positioning a patient interface structure for delivering a pressurized flow of breathable gas to the airways of a patient includes at least one flexible strap loop which is attachable to the patient interface structure by a forked region of the at least one strap loop that is mountable on the patient interface structure. The at least one strap loop positions the patient interface structure on the face of the patient. The forked region includes two forks adapted to be attached to an upper and lower portion on the patient interface structure. The two forks are connected by a bridge so that the forked region is divided into a first region and a second region, and the first region is mountable on the patient interface structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Applicant: ResMed Limited
    Inventors: Gerard Michael RUMMERY, Robert Edward Henry, Phoebe Katherine Hill, Andrew Hurst, Philip Michael Nurse
  • Publication number: 20100201024
    Abstract: A method for making apertures in a precursor web using a forming apparatus is provided where the web comprises a film having molecular orientation and the forming apparatus comprises an arrangement of teeth. The orientation of the arrangement of teeth and the molecular orientation of the film are predetermined and modified to provide a relative angle between the orientation of the teeth and the molecular orientation of the film. Apertures formed in the precursor web material have a length and width exhibiting a minimal aspect ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Inventors: Fredrick William Gibson, Kelyn Anne Arora, John Lee Hammons, Norman Scott Broyles, Jill Marlene Orr, Timothy Ian Mullane, John Joseph Curro, Karen Denise McAffry, Hugh Joseph O'Donnell
  • Patent number: 7731878
    Abstract: A process of forming a microperforated plastic film includes providing a post tool having multiple posts, bringing plastic into contact with the post tool such that the plastic conforms to the shape of the posts, and solidifying the plastic into a solidified plastic film having a plurality of microperforations in the shape of the posts. Another step in the process is displacing any skins formed over the holes after solidifying the plastic. The process may be used to form a film for sound absorption where the posts are shaped and arranged to provide microperforations that provide a particular sound absorption spectrum. In one embodiment, the microperforations each have a narrowest diameter of 20 mils, a narrowest diameter less than a film thickness, and a widest diameter greater than narrowest diameter. The widest diameter may be about 125% or more of the narrowest diameter in an embodiment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Kenneth Brian Wood
  • Patent number: 7727455
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for facilitating the creation of holes in a blow molded container is disclosed generally comprising first and second mold portions mounted adjacent each other along a seam and a mechanism for creating holes at the seam. In some embodiments, first and second punches are used to create one hole underneath the container's handle. In some embodiments, a third mold portion is used to create a rose surface and create a plurality of holes therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Custom-Pak, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Scott Anderson, Pamela Jo Naeve
  • Publication number: 20100126798
    Abstract: A process for the production of an acoustically resistive structure that can be inserted in an alveolar structure so as to obtain a coating for the acoustic treatment, whereby the acoustically resistive structure includes at least one porous layer (34) and at least one reinforcement structure (36) assembled by gluing, the process including: applying an amorphous-type adhesive on the at least one reinforcement structure (36), perforating or micro-perforating the reinforcement structure (36) after the application of the amorphous-type adhesive, and applying the at least one porous layer against the face of the reinforcement structure (36) that is coated with amorphous-type adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Applicant: AIRBUS FRANCE
    Inventors: Jacques Lalane, Christophe Menier, Jean-Christophe Bossis, Jean-Marc Poignonec
  • Publication number: 20100112283
    Abstract: Method including: (a) forming a laminate structure including a plurality of uncured prepreg sheets, wherein the laminate structure comprises an initial substantially planar configuration; (b) subjecting the laminate structure to suitable first curing conditions to provide a partially cured laminate structure while maintaining the substantially planar configuration; (c) providing the partially cured laminate structure with a plurality of perforations to provide a partially cured and perforated laminate structure; (d) shaping the partially cured and perforated laminate structure; and (e) subjecting the partially cured and perforated laminate structure to second curing conditions at least partially simultaneously with or after step (d) to provide a shaped and finally cured laminate structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventors: Graham F. Howarth, Katherine M. Rizzo, James J. Velten
  • Publication number: 20100101457
    Abstract: Sheathing panels are produced by methods which do not require natural resources such as wood and use significantly reduced embodied energy when compared with the energy used to fabricate gypsum sheathing panels. A novel binder, consisting in one embodiment of monopotassium phosphate and magnesium oxide, and combined with various fillers, is used to provide a controlled exothermic reaction to create a gypsum board-like core which can be formed into a suitable sheathing panel handled and installed in a typical manner. The panel is manufactured to have a desirable shear resistance and water vapor permeability, important performance elements in building envelope design. The manufacturing process results in a panel that does not require mature trees as source material, does not off gas, and involves much lower greenhouse gas emissions than the processes used to make traditional wood or gypsum-based sheathing panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2007
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Inventors: Kevin J. Surace, Brandon D. Tinianov
  • Patent number: 7704429
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of fabricating a composite material connecting rod, the method comprising the step of cutting out a pattern presenting two opposite edges from a composite fiber fabric made up of a plurality of superposed primary plies that are bonded together in such a manner that the primary plies can slide relative to one another, rolling the pattern into a tube in such a manner that the primary plies slide relative to one another to give a chamfer shape to the two edges, and joining together the chamfer-shaped edges so that they overlap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Messier-Dowty SA
    Inventor: Patrick Dunleavy
  • Publication number: 20100078927
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a fender liner attached to a motor vehicle wheel house. The fender liner includes a breathable base material layer produced by forming a fiber assembly into a shape along the wheel house and a protective layer made of waterproof material. The protective layer is superimposed on a surface of the base material layer that is opposite to a side facing the wheel house. The protective layer is provided with a plurality of through-holes that allow air to flow through the protective layer to the surface of the base material layer on which the protective layer is superimposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Applicant: Hayashi Engineering Inc.
    Inventor: Yuji TAKEUCHI
  • Patent number: 7686996
    Abstract: An apparatus and methods for flame-perforating films. A preferred embodiment of the apparatus includes a frame, support surface attached to the frame, where the support surface includes a plurality of lowered portions, a burner attached to the frame opposite the support surface, where the burner supports a flame, and where the flame includes a flame tip opposite the burner and a film contacting the support surface, where the flame of the burner is in contact with the film, where the burner is positioned such that the distance between an unimpinged flame tip of the flame and the burner is at least one-third greater than the distance between the film and the burner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Mark A. Strobel, Michael J. Ulsh, Joel A. Getschel
  • Patent number: 7670540
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are an apparatus and method for manufacturing a balloon catheter in which a non-contact type laser perforator and printer are separately provided above a primary extruder such that inflation apertures can be uniformly perforated through a non-vulcanized lumen tube and simultaneously, tube cutting positions can be printed on the lumen tube at positions uniformly spaced apart from the inflation apertures without stopping a primary extrusion process. Also, a bond preventing agent layer is coated on the lumen tube at balloon inflating portions prior to cutting the tube, to facilitate a secondary extrusion of the tube. With this configuration, continuous and accurate perforation of inflation apertures is possible and automatic tube cutting can be achieved based on the printed tube cutting positions. Also, the present invention can compensate for a time delay due to a bond preventing agent application process and achieve high productivity and minimized loss of material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Inventor: Keun-Ho Lee
  • Publication number: 20100019408
    Abstract: A fine channel device containing a fine channel substrate that includes a fine channel for channeling fluids, and through holes, wherein the fine channel and the through holes are interconnected via an interconnection portion, as well as a mold that is equipped with pins forming the through holes in the fine channel substrate, wherein the positions of the pins and the number pins be altered as desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Applicant: TOSOH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira KAWAI, Katsuyuki Hara, Koji Katayama, Toru Futami
  • Patent number: 7641831
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing plastic product includes the steps of: forming a work piece (30) in an injection molding apparatus, the work piece (30) including at least an original product (34), a butt end (36), and gate (32), the gate (32) connecting a corresponding original product (34) with the butt end (36); precutting the gate (32) in a mold before the work piece (30) has completely cooled; removing the work piece (30) from the injection molding apparatus; separating each original product (34).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Bing Zhang, Deng He
  • Patent number: 7622064
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus and methods for flame-perforating polymeric films with an oxygen-enriched flame. One embodiment of the apparatus includes a frame, a support surface attached to the frame, where the support surface includes a plurality of lowered portions, an oxygen-enrichment system for increasing the amount of oxygen in the combustible mixture, a burner attached to the frame opposite the support surface, where the burner supports a stable flame, and a film contacting the support surface, where the flame of the burner is directed towards the film to cause the film to be perforated. One embodiment of the method of flame perforating a polymeric film includes igniting an oxygen-enriched combustible mixture to form a stable flame, wherein the flame generated by the oxygen-enriched combustible mixture provides more uniform perforations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Joel A. Getschel, Mark A. Strobel, Michael J. Ulsh
  • Patent number: 7601288
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of fabricating a lug on a structural element of composite material made at least locally out of a stack of primary plies of composite fibers defining at least one extension for forming the lug. The method includes the step of separating the primary plies at least in the extension and of inserting intermediate plies between the primary plies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Messier-Dowty SA
    Inventor: Patrick Dunleavy