Dividing Work To Form Plural Articles Patents (Class 264/157)
  • Patent number: 10912549
    Abstract: A surgical filament snare assembly including an anchor capable of being fixated in bone and having a filament engagement feature. A first filament has a noose with first and second noose limbs connected, preferably slidably connected, to the filament engagement feature of the anchor. The first and second noose limbs emerge from the anchor as first and second free filament limbs which are capable of being passed through tissue to be repaired and then passable through the noose. The noose, such as one or more half-hitches, is capable of receiving the free filament limbs and strangulating them when tension is applied to at least one of the free filament limbs and the noose to enable incremental tensioning of the tissue after the anchor is fixated. Preferably, the snare assembly further includes a flexible sleeve joining at least some portion of the first and second free filament limbs to facilitate passing of the free filament limbs at least through the tissue as a single unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: MEDOS INTERNATIONAL SÀRL
    Inventors: Mehmet Ziya Sengun, Howard Tang, David B. Spenciner, Gregory R. Whittaker, Gerome Miller, Joseph Hernandez, Robert Stefani
  • Patent number: 10849423
    Abstract: According to a method or an apparatus for fastening bristles in a bristle carrier (10) without using an anchor a heating (39) is provided in a tool part configured to transport the bristles. After inserting the bristles into anchoring openings (12) in the bristle carrier (10), the anchoring openings are closed by applying pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: GB BOUCHERIE NV
    Inventors: Bart Gerard Boucherie, Henk Vandenbussche
  • Patent number: 10441472
    Abstract: A selective attenuating earplug is provided. In an exemplary embodiment, a selective attenuating earplug includes a switch adjustable between a first position and a second position, and the switch includes at least one cantilever spring arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Jacob H. Ely
  • Patent number: 10415256
    Abstract: A wall panel may have a layer made from magnesium oxide, a first insulation layer made from a two-part rigid urethane pour foam, and a second insulation layer made from a phase change material. The first insulation layer maybe chemically bonded to the magnesium oxide layer and may also be bonded to the phase change layer. The first insulation layer may be positioned between the second insulation layer and the magnesium oxide layer. The magnesium oxide layer may be a finished surface or a veneer layer may be applied to the magnesium oxide layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: MAX LIFE, LLC
    Inventors: Charles David Taylor, Jr., Paul Addison Brown, Berthold Mueller, Randal Hoffner, Stewart Adams, Jarrett B. Davis
  • Patent number: 9918813
    Abstract: Polymeric shells which fit over natural teeth to change the perceived color of the teeth, and optionally to provide orthodontic support. The shells are prepared by thermoforming selected polymeric sheets which contain optical additives; the optical additives cause the combination of the shell and the teeth to have a desired appearance. The shell preferably has transparency of greater than 75%, particularly greater than 85%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: BAY MATERIALS LLC
    Inventor: Ray F Stewart
  • Patent number: 9238194
    Abstract: The present invention involves a type of nanoporous macrocycle-containing cross-linked polymeric membrane, a method of making the membrane, and the use of such a novel membrane system for natural gas liquids (NGL) recovery, fuel gas conditioning, natural gas pre-treatment, sulfur removal from fluidized catalytic cracking (FCC) and other naphtha streams, as well as aromatic separations such as aromatic/paraffin separation and xylene separation. The nanoporous macrocycle-containing cross-linked polymeric membrane is prepared from a diisocyanate-terminated polyether or a diisocyanate-terminated polyester, that is crosslinked with a nanoporous macrocycle comprising hydroxyl functional groups such as ?-, ?-, and ?-cyclodextrins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Chunqing Liu, Howie Q. Tran, Nicole K. Karns, Travis C. Bowen
  • Patent number: 8986585
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing polishing layers having a window for use in chemical mechanical polishing pads is provided, wherein a plurality of polishing layers having an integral window are derived from a cake, wherein the formation of density defects in the cake and the surface roughness of the polishing layers formed are minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials CMP Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian T. Cantrell, Kathleen McHugh, James T. Murnane, George H. McClain, Durron A. Hutt, Robert A. Brady, Christopher A. Young, Jeffrey Borcherdt Miller
  • Patent number: 8940207
    Abstract: A continuous length of material of non-circular cross-section is pelletized to form discrete bits, by feeding the material to a cutting wheel with shaped cutters that form non-planar bits having non-circular axial projections and that are aligned with the material. The material is fed so as to maintain a rotational orientation with respect to the cutters, and so as to avoid buckling. Multiple banks of strands of material are severed simultaneously, thereby producing high volumes of shaped bits that are useful as filling and as filter material, and as friction-enhancing additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Velcro Industries B.V.
    Inventors: Peter J. Mueller, Richard H. Fetter, Robert A. Hewitt, Jamie Allen Chomas, Jason Bradley Forgash
  • Patent number: 8926779
    Abstract: A hard laminate sheet with flexible hinge for binding into a security document is provided. Hard synthetic material layers are overlaid, sandwiching a flexible material layer having a hinge portion configured for separation from the hard synthetic material layers, and an affixing portion configured to become affixed to the hard synthetic material layers, upon lamination of the overlaid layers. The overlaid layers are laminated to form a laminate sheet having an embedded hinge affixed to the hard synthetic material layers. Score cuttings are made along a score line coinciding with an inner hinge edge on a hinge side which is then flexed until the hard synthetic material layers break along the inner hinge edge. Residual laminate layers are separated from the hinge side to expose the hinge portion of the flexible material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited
    Inventors: Barry David Gurberg, Mark William Forest, Ianthe E. M. Patterson, Dennis Curt Buter
  • Publication number: 20140367920
    Abstract: A molded piece 25 of abradable material for use in the manufacture of a segment of an abradable ring seal for a turbomachine includes a mixture of epoxy resin and crosslinking agent. The piece 25 has a curved shape and dimensions adapted to correspond to a receiver provided for that purpose in the inner surface of a casing of a fan of a turbomachine. A process for the manufacture of such a piece is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: COMPOSITE INDUSTRIE
    Inventors: Karl-Heinz KONIGS, Gerome SONOIS, Philippe MARTIN
  • Publication number: 20140322277
    Abstract: In a process and an apparatus (10) for making a solid form (11), preferably of a therapeutic or pharmaceutical product, an intermediate mass (31) of material is obtained from a respective basic layer (21) in the form of a sheet or band, the intermediate mass of material being composed of a plurality of layers of material and the solid form (11) of material being obtained from the intermediate mass (31).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: I.M.A. INDUSTRIA MACCHINE AUTOMATICHE S.P.A.
    Inventors: Dario Rea, Giorgio Manaresi
  • Publication number: 20140307404
    Abstract: An embedded electronic device and a method for manufacturing the same wherein the embedded electronic device is composed of a printed circuit board, having a top surface and a bottom surface, a plurality of circuit components attached to the top surface of the printed circuit board having a plurality of standoffs on the bottom surface of the printed circuit board, a bottom overlay attached to the bottom surface of the printed circuit board, a top overlay positioned above the top surface of the printed circuit board and a core layer positioned between the top surface of the printed circuit board and the top overlay.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Robert Singleton
  • Publication number: 20140271221
    Abstract: A component includes a support structure made with an additive manufacturing process with a first end and a second end, and an object made with an additive manufacturing process with a first end and a second end, where the first end of the object is attached to the second end of the support structure. A cross-sectional area of the first end of the object is larger than a cross-sectional area of the second end of the support structure. A method of making an object, the method includes manufacturing a support structure with an additive manufacturing process. An object is manufactured on top of and connected to the support structure with an additive manufacturing process, wherein there is a witness mark created between the support structure and the object. The witness mark is identified. The object is separated from the support structure along the witness mark.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald R. Soucy, Christopher F. O'Neill, Robert P. Delisle
  • Patent number: 8828306
    Abstract: A working object cutting method capable of cutting a working object precisely is provided. The working object cutting method comprises irradiating a working object 1 with a laser beam while locating a converging point at the working object, so as to form a reformed region in the working object 1 along a reformed-region forming line 15 set at a predetermined distance inside from an outer edge E of the working object 1 along the outer edge, forming a cutting reformed region in the working object 1 along a cutting-scheduled line 5, and cutting the working object 1 along the cutting-scheduled line 5 from a cutting reformed region acting as a start point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Hamamatsu Photonics K.K.
    Inventor: Naoki Uchiyama
  • Publication number: 20140227504
    Abstract: A metalized yarn includes at least one man-made fiber material and at least one metal powder. The man-made fiber material is transformed into a slurry to which the metal powder is then introduced. The slurry is subsequently forced and elongated so as to form the metalized yarn. The metal powder is distributed throughout and embedded within the man-made fiber material but not present on the surface of the metalized yarn so that the metalized yarn has appearance and color indistinguishable from regular yarns and is classified under HTSUS 5605.00.9000.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventors: Ivy Sau Chun LEE, Michael Xiao Li WANG, Frances WU, John Ying Bun WU
  • Patent number: 8685299
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a vehicle energy absorber system, comprises: blow molded crush lobes that are open on one side, wherein the energy absorber comprises fillets having a fillet radius of less than 20 mm and a thickness of less than or equal to 1.5 mm; a bumper beam adjacent the open side; and a fascia, wherein the energy absorber is located between the fascia and the bumper beam. In one embodiment, a method for making a blow molded energy absorber comprises: introducing a molten plastic to a first mold cavity; introducing gas into the plastic to conform the plastic to the interior of the first mold cavity and form a first preform; and separating the first preform along a centerline thereof to form open, first preform portions having first crush lobes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Sabic Innovative Plastics IP B.V.
    Inventors: Somasekhar Venkat Bobba, Dinesh Mana, Dhanendra Kumar Nagwanshi, Kent Allen, Matthew Douglas Marks
  • Patent number: 8628792
    Abstract: A solid drug core insert can be manufactured by injecting a liquid mixture comprising a therapeutic agent and a matrix precursor into a sheath body. The injection can be conducted at subambient temperatures. The mixture is cured to form a solid drug-matrix core. The therapeutic agent can be a liquid at about room temperature that forms a dispersion of droplets in the matrix material. A surface of the solid drug core is exposed, for example by cutting the tube, and the exposed surface of the solid drug core releases therapeutic quantities of the therapeutic agent when implanted into the patient. In some embodiments, the insert body inhibits release of the therapeutic agent, for example with a material substantially impermeable to the therapeutic agent, such that the therapeutic quantities are released through the exposed surface, thereby avoiding release of the therapeutic agent to non-target tissues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Mati Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Deepank Utkhede, Robert W. Shimizu, Rachna Jain, Stephen Boyd, Hanson S. Gifford, Eugene De Juan, Jr., Cary J. Reich
  • Patent number: 8580172
    Abstract: A method apparatus and product is provided which includes the use of an S-Tile mold, combined with a scoring/knifing process, which allows for subsequent controlled separation of what would normally be an S-Tile into two separate tile sections each having a general C-shaped cross section. This allows for two types of tiles (S-tiles and Two-Piece Mission tiles) to be made from one type of mold (S-tile). A method, apparatus and product is also provided which includes the use of an S-Tile mold, including or combined with a scoring, knifing, or forming process for providing a channel or other suitable shape, which allows for an S-Tile to be produced which appears to be two separate but cooperating tile sections having a general C-shaped cross section. The longitudinal channel 9 or other shape and or proximate area may also be painted, colored, or otherwise darkened in order to accent a “shadow” effect which causes the eye to better perceive separation of the two portions 6 and 7 of the tile 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignees: Monier, Inc., Boral Lifetile Inc.
    Inventors: Troy Simmons, Bruce E. Lennick
  • Publication number: 20130256368
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a tissue thickness compensator can comprise a film body formed from a continuous extruded shape and, in addition, a fibrous medicament core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard W. Timm, Mark D. Timmer, Tamara Widenhouse, Matthew M. Lang, John L. Stammen, Gary W. Knight, Christopher W. Widenhouse, William B. Weisenburgh, II, Stephanie A. Mutchler, Mark H. Ransick, Katherine J. Schmid, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Chester O. Baxter, III
  • Patent number: 8535589
    Abstract: Floor covering, consisting of hard panels, with a laminated structure, whereby at least at the upper surface a printed decorative layer with a wood pattern is present, with thereupon a transparent layer of synthetic material in which impressions are formed, wherein the impressions substantially follow the wood pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Flooring Industries Limited, SARL
    Inventor: Bernard Paul Joseph Thiers
  • Publication number: 20130196117
    Abstract: An insulated brick (12) and the production method (100) thereof. The production method (100) of the insulated brick, which is the subject of this invention, includes a mold (1), at least one insulation panel (2) placed in the mold (1) and mortar (3) as well as at least one disc (5) that enables the wiping and dimensioning of the surface by means of cutting tool (4) which breaks down the block (6) that has been produced in the mold (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Inventor: Lüleci Hüseyin
  • Publication number: 20130181370
    Abstract: The various embodiments herein provide a method and system for handling wet clay bricks. The wet clay bricks are sectioned on the section table. The sectioned wet clay bricks are erected by an erect maker machine. The erect maker machine is connected to a stock maker machine to store a preset number of wet clay bricks. The wet clay bricks are loaded from the stock maker machine to an automatic loading and unloading tools, which is fixed to a shifting machine. The wet clay bricks are shifted through shifting vehicle to sunshiny locations and the wet clay bricks are unloaded to the ground from the shifting vehicle. Thus the embodiments herein provides a simple way to erect, load and unload wet clay bricks in a cost effective manner and also reduces the number of workers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventor: Hossein Rafie
  • Publication number: 20130175728
    Abstract: With a mandrel inserted in a through hole formed in an extrusion die, a preform filled in the through hole is extruded into a filling space defined between an inner surface of the through hole and an outer surface of the mandrel by pressing the preform with a pressing punch. Consequently, a cylindrical extruded form in which a plurality of stress concentration portions extending along an extruding direction are formed so as to be spaced apart from each other in a circumferential direction is formed. Then, an external force is applied to the extruded form thus obtained to thereby divide the extruded form at the stress concentration portions into a plurality of permanent magnets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicants: Daido Electronics Co., Ltd., Daido Steel Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi MIYAWAKI, Toshiyuki MORITA, Tatsuya KAGOHASHI
  • Publication number: 20130017022
    Abstract: A rib support system, a rib support device, a rib support method, a method for manufacturing a rib support device, and a computer readable medium are provided as described herein. The rib support device is configured to support a mine or tunnel rib (or wall) or roof to prevent spalling, and to provide safety and long term protection of tunnel (or open) areas. The rib support device may be made from a high density polyethylene (HDPE) material, or the like, that is resistant to corrosion, has superior overall performance and strength, has few (or no) sharp edges, is light weight, and is easy to handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventors: Michael H. LEE, Regis Thomas Satina
  • Publication number: 20120285730
    Abstract: A method of fabricating chip carriers suitable for use in packaging integrated circuits and other electronic, electro-mechanical and opto-electronic devices is described. In general, a number of wires (or wires and rods) are arranged in parallel in a wiring fixture. After the wires are positioned, they are encapsulated to form an encapsulated wiring block. The wiring block is then sliced to form a number of discrete panels. Preferably, the various wires are geometrically positioned such that each resulting panel has a large number of device areas defined therein. The encapsulant in each panel effectively forms a substrate and the wire segments in each panel form conductive vias that extend through the substrate. The resulting panels/chip carriers can then be used in a wide variety of packaging applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Artur DARBINYAN, David T. CHIN, Kurt E. SINCERBOX
  • Publication number: 20120267033
    Abstract: Touch fastener products (10) are made by distributing a multiplicity of discrete fastening bits (14, 14a, 14b) over a support surface (12) and fixing the distributed bits (14, 14a, 14b) to the support surface (12), such as by an adhesive (32). Each bit (14, 14a, 14b) has opposite side surfaces (24, 24b, 26, 26b) forming boundaries of surfaces defining projections (16) extending in different directions from the fastening bits (14, 14a, 14b), at least one of the opposite side surfaces (24, 24b, 26, 26b) being non-planar, and each projection (16) has an overhanging head (18). As fixed, each bit (14, 14a, 14b) is oriented with at least one of its projection heads (18) raised from the support surface (12) to releasably engage fibers (30). Bits (14, 14a, 14b) are made by pelletizing shaped rails (36). Applications include securing floor coverings (150).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: VELCRO INDUSTRIES B.V.
    Inventor: Peter J. Mueller
  • Patent number: 8291798
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a device for producing small, thin sheets from an active-ingredient film (2), in which the latter is produced by casting the film material onto a substrate material or by coating a substrate material, storing it with or without substrate material on a reel, pulling it off the reel and cutting it. It achieves the object of designing a method of this type in such a way that with this method small sheets can be produced as exactly as possible in predetermined sizes. To do this, the active-ingredient film (2) is pulled off automatically, is separated from a substrate material which, if present, and in tensioned form, is fed to a cutting station and is cut, in the feed direction, into long, narrow strips (7) of predeterminable width, and the long strips (7) are brought together in the feed direction and together are fed by a further feed device (10) to a transverse cutter (11), which cuts through the combined long strips (7) at predetermined intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: LTS Lohmann Therapie-Systeme AG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Schäfer, Ronald Hackbarth, Detlev Neuland
  • Patent number: 8245350
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wiper blade (10) with a wiper strip (14) made of elastic material and having a wiper strip head (20) and a wiper lip (26) which can be placed on a window (22) to be wiped, wherein the wiper lip (26) is designed as a wedge-shaped extension (24) of the wiper strip head (20) and has a point angle (42) of between 60 degrees and 150 degrees, said point angle leading into a contact surface (44) having a radius (46) of smaller than 100 micrometers, and also to a method for the production of said wiper blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Kris Van De Rostyne, Paul Wynen
  • Patent number: 8241542
    Abstract: A composite material having exposed nanofibers is prepared by dividing a polymer nanofiber matrix into sections. A portion of a polymeric substrate material is removed to expose lengths of nanofibers that together can act as a nanoadhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Robert James Perry, Kasiraman Krishnan, Amitabh Bansal
  • Publication number: 20120192522
    Abstract: A mold for making dry cast concrete blocks includes a pair of vertical shoulder forming sections, one along each of the opposite sides of the mold to form vertical front shoulders of a block. Each shoulder forming section has a shoulder roughening arrangement to result in molded, roughened shoulders of the block. Methods of making such blocks and the resulting block are included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2011
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventors: Jay Johnson, Lech W. Hernandez, Paul Johnson, Michael Lidbom
  • Publication number: 20120187594
    Abstract: A solid drug core insert can be manufactured by injecting a liquid mixture comprising a therapeutic agent and a matrix precursor into a sheath body. The injection can be conducted at subambient temperatures. The mixture is cured to form a solid drug-matrix core. The therapeutic agent can be a liquid at about room temperature that forms a dispersion of droplets in the matrix material. A surface of the solid drug core is exposed, for example by cutting the tube, and the exposed surface of the solid drug core releases therapeutic quantities of the therapeutic agent when implanted into the patient. In some embodiments, the insert body inhibits release of the therapeutic agent, for example with a material substantially impermeable to the therapeutic agent, such that the therapeutic quantities are released through the exposed surface, thereby avoiding release of the therapeutic agent to non-target tissues.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: QLT INC.
    Inventors: Deepank Utkhede, Robert W. Shimizu, Rachna Jain, Stephen Boyd, Hanson S. Gifford, Eugene de Juan, Cary J. Reich
  • Publication number: 20120080961
    Abstract: In a one-piece resin component, a plurality of stackable resin portions is resin-molded integrally with a resin housing of a dynamoelectric machine and radially outwardly projects from the resin housing. Each the plurality of stackable resin portions is adapted to be stacked against a corresponding one of a plurality of stackable resin portions of another one-piece resin component that is generally identical to the one-piece resin component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: ASMO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki SUGIURA, Hiroaki HONMA, Shinya SUGIURA
  • Patent number: 8087917
    Abstract: A plant for manufacturing a continuous latex foam layer (2) to form mattresses (6) provided with cells (5). The plant comprises a plurality of laying planes (7) provided with a plurality of separate tables (13) separately arranged side by side to form a surface for the foam deposit. Each table comprises protuberances (14) and the arrangement of the protuberances on a table can differ from that of the juxtaposed tables in order to create supporting areas for the different body parts of the user. Preferably the tables (13) with their protuberances (14) are slidably fitted onto the laying planes (7) and can be easily and quickly replaced with separately provided tables having protuberances (14) differently arranged in order to meet the support capacity values required by different users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Sapsa Bedding SRL
    Inventors: Luciano Abrigo, Pasquale De Michele, Renzo Villa
  • Publication number: 20110315151
    Abstract: The present invention is devices and methods for quick and easy management of pain caused by orthodontic appliances. These dispensing devices and methods allow the user to quickly and easily obtain a desired size of a strip or segment applied to the orthodontic appliance to shield the user's mouth so that the strips or segments are immediately ready for use and take the mess and guesswork out of preparing and applying the pain management material to the sites needed. The invention consists of wax, polymer or other biocompatible flexible material formed into either strips or individual pieces. These strips or individual pieces are applied to the orthodontic appliance to shield the user's mouth from painful contact with components of an orthodontic appliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventor: Kristin Annette Schabert
  • Patent number: 8057885
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multilayer washable material which comprises at least one layer of a textile material, the layers being joined to one another using an adhesive composition, which is characterized in that in the interfacial region between each pair of layers bearing against one another there is an adhesive composition in the form of a pattern, and no finishing of the multilayer material, as such and/or of a smaller part obtained therefrom, is carried out. One example of a multilayer washable material of this type is a washable underpad comprising a moisture-permeable top layer material (2); a moisture-impermeable bottom layer material (3) and a moisture-absorption element (1) positioned between them, the top layer material (2), the bottom layer material (3) and the moisture-absorption element (1) being joined to one another. The adhesive composition used is preferably a moisture-curing reactive polyurethane hotmelt material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: MIP Inc.
    Inventor: Gregorius Maria Hubertus Goyarts
  • Patent number: 8052902
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a polarizing plate includes: providing a polarizing roll film having transmission axes; and cutting the polarizing roll film with a knife having a plurality of openings each having a rectangular shape to form a plurality of polarizing plates, the plurality of openings parallel to the transmission axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-Kwan Jeong, Bong-Jin Choi
  • Publication number: 20110214663
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a portable fuel system includes a container that includes a closed end and an open end. The system also includes a fuel element that includes a compressed homogenous mixture of a cellulose-containing material and a hardened wax material. The fuel element is removably positionable within the container. The system also includes a spacer that is positionable within the container between the closed end of the container and the fuel element. The spacer supports the fuel element on the closed end such that air is flowable between the fuel element and the closed end. The system further includes a cooking surface that is couplable to the open end of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventor: Adam Cox
  • Patent number: 8003032
    Abstract: A system for processing materials includes handling and cutting stations positioned at appropriate positions along first and second conveying portions. A crust cutting station is positioned along the first conveyor portion. A crust removal station is positioned to span across the first and second conveying portions. Similarly, a stacking station is also positioned to span across the first and second conveying portions. Further, a first (vertical) cross cutting station is position along the second conveyor portion. Similarly, a second (horizontal) cross cutting station is located along the second conveyor portion. The process of using the disclosed system eliminates the need for specially designed stacking frames or trays and support rods, and improves cutting capacity and reduces processing time by only stacking the materials to be processed once, without de-stacking and restacking steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Inventors: Adel K. Al-Sabih, Hilal A. Abu Rumh
  • Patent number: 7959851
    Abstract: Strips containers are formed using two continuous webs in thermoformable and heat-sealable material facing each other. The webs are indexed along a feed line through different operating stations that transform the webs into a continuous strip of containers, each one of which is provided with a mouth. The containers are arranged according to two parallel rows that are opposed to a longitudinal median zone. The mouths of the containers of the upper row are arranged on the upper longitudinal edge of the strip and face upwards, whilst the mouths of the containers of the lower row are arranged on the lower longitudinal edge and face downwards. The method enables productivity to be increased and waste to be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Sarong Societa' per Zioni
    Inventors: Primo Finetti, Andrea Bartoli
  • Publication number: 20110047887
    Abstract: A gutter insert formed of a flexible open cell porous foam has five or more sides and forms an inverted “V” or check-mark shape. Four gutter inserts may be cut from one column of foam material, thereby reducing foam waste. The four gutter inserts may be shipped nested together in columnar form, and separated at the jobsite just before installation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: Foamex Innovations Operating Company
    Inventor: Jose D. M. Contreras
  • Patent number: 7897085
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for preparing a multicoloured poured cosmetic product, particularly a process for obtaining a multicoloured lipstick, gloss or cosmetic product for the eye contour area, as well as the products obtained by means of this process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Chromavis S.p.A.
    Inventors: Renato Ancorotti, Luigi Gandini
  • Patent number: 7892464
    Abstract: In the sector relating to the technology of compaction by means of vacuum vibro-compression for manufacturing slabs or blocks, the organic binder resin consists of an aqueous dispersion of acrylic prepolymer in water and a filler part consists of a hydraulic binder in an amount sufficient to fix wholly or partly the water present in the initial mix; after the vibro-compression step the rough-formed article is subjected to a hardening and curing step in conditions such as to prevent the evaporation of the mix water and subsequently to a heating step so as to obtain crosslinking of the acrylic polymer. If the acrylic binder alone is used, an article with a high degree of porosity is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Inventor: Luca Toncelli
  • Publication number: 20110018160
    Abstract: A process of making parts for electronics including forming a plurality of covers in a cover group where the covers are connected by interspaced portions. An electrically conductive material may be applied to the bottom side of the group for shielding electro-magnetic interference, electrostatic discharge, radio frequency interference, or other unwanted exterior disturbance, discharge, or interference. The covers are separated from the cover group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventor: Frank J. ZIBERNA
  • Patent number: 7842212
    Abstract: Floor covering, consisting of hard panels, with a laminated structure, whereby at least at the upper surface a printed decorative layer with a wood pattern is present, with thereupon a transparent layer of synthetic material in which impressions are formed, wherein the impressions substantially follow the wood pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Flooring Industries Limited, SARL
    Inventor: Bernard Paul Joseph Thiers
  • Publication number: 20100298188
    Abstract: A process that results in a flexible dissolvable porous solid article that can be used as a personal care composition or a fabric care composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Inventors: Robert Wayne Glenn, JR., John Philip Hecht, Jason Donald McCarty, Raul Victorino Nunes, Mark William Hamersky, Elizabeth Anne Wilder, James Merle Heinrich, Darren Paul Trokhan, Thomas Edward Dufresne, Julie Masters Lubbers, Renee Danielle Bolden, Lee Arnold Schechtman
  • Publication number: 20100263310
    Abstract: A corner block has spaced-apart front and rear sections interconnected by two spaced-apart side sections that jointly define a through-cavity that extends through the block from a top face thereof to a bottom face. Upper protrusions are provided on the top face of the block, and lower protrusions are provided inside the cavity at the bottom of the block. The upper and lower protrusions are configured and arranged relative to one another so that when two corner blocks are stacked one atop another with one block rotated 90 degrees relative to the other, the upper protrusions of the lower block interlock with the lower protrusions of the upper block to interlock the two blocks. The corner blocks are constructed in two variants, a corner block A and a corner block B, which are mirror images or opposite hands of each other. The corner blocks A and B are alternately stacked upon one another to construct a 90-degree corner of a segmental retaining wall or other wall structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Inventor: Billy J. Wauhop
  • Patent number: 7807080
    Abstract: Thermoplastic parts are made of predominantly single unit thickness but with marginal areas of increased thickness by molding two parts in a common mold having overlapping mold portions. Two thicknesses of thermoplastic material are molded together in the areas of increased thickness at opposite ends of the common mold and the parts are separated from one another by trimming such that each part has an area of increased solid wall thickness and an area of reduced thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Inventor: Lance T. Hampel
  • Publication number: 20100203329
    Abstract: A powder coated roving material for making structural parts is provided. The powder coated roving includes a bundle of fibers at least substantially coated with a powder coating material. The bundle is formed of a plurality of inner fibers and a plurality of outer fibers surrounding the inner fibers. The size composition maintains the fibers in a bundled orientation during processing and releases the fibers during molding. The size composition includes an epoxy resin emulsion containing at least one surfactant and a solid epoxy resin having an epoxy equivalent weight from about 450 to about 950, at least one epoxy silane coupling agent, at least one non-ionic lubricant, at least one cationic lubricant, and at least one organic acid. In addition, the size composition may have an acetone solubility from about 30% to about 75%. A method of making a composite roving is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Inventors: Leonard J. Adzima, Michael A. Strait, William G. Hager
  • Patent number: 7749417
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a device for producing small, thin sheets from an active-ingredient film (2), in which the latter is produced by casting the film material onto a substrate material or by coating a substrate material, storing it with or without substrate material on a reel, pulling it off the reel and cutting it. It achieves the object of designing a method of this type in such a way that with this method small sheets can be produced as exactly as possible in predetermined sizes. To do this, the active-ingredient film (2) is pulled off automatically, is separated from a substrate material which, if present, and in tensioned form, is fed to a cutting station and is cut, in the feed direction, into long, narrow strips (7) of predeterminable width, and the long strips (7) are brought together in the feed direction and together are fed by a further feed device (10) to a transverse cutter (11), which cuts through the combined long strips (7) at predetermined intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: LTS Lohmann Therapie-Systeme AG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Schäfer, Ronald Hackbarth, Detlev Neuland
  • Patent number: 7744785
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and a formulation for consistently producing a silicone hydrogel material having relatively high oxygen permeability, relatively high ion permeability, and low modulus, and contact lenses prepared from a formulation of the invention or made of a silicone hydrogel material of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventor: John Christopher Phelan