Sheet Or Web Work Patents (Class 264/160)
  • Patent number: 10195774
    Abstract: An air ejector of a resin molding device includes air passages, air outlets through which air is injected, movable valves biased by bias members to close the air outlets, accommodation spaces in which the movable valves are movably contained, an air supply path through which air is supplied from an air supply source, and a pressure sensor to detect air pressure. After completing the mold removal, the air is supplied via the air supply path to the air passages at an air pressure smaller than the bias force of the bias members, and the air pressure is detected by the pressure sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: CALSONIC KANSEI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihito Kobune, Akihito Kanemasa, Kenjiro Sugimoto, Kunio Shimada
  • Patent number: 9757907
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of molding a component (1) having one or more features (5). At least one fibrous substrate (7) is located in a mold (31, 33). A matrix-forming material (29) is also provided in the mold (31, 33). Heat is applied to melt the matrix-forming material (29) to form a matrix (9) and to integrally mold said one or more features (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Jaguar Land Rover Limited
    Inventors: Kelly Fitchett, Wendy Eldred
  • Patent number: 9266278
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an obliquely stretched long film includes an oblique stretching step and a tension application step. In the oblique stretching step, a long film is stretched in an oblique direction with respect to a width direction into a stretched film (F). In the tension application step, while the stretched film (F) is being drawn along a longitudinal direction, a tension in a drawing direction is applied to the stretched film (F). Here, in the tension application step, the tension in the drawing direction of the stretched film (F) is changed in the width direction, and thus the stretched film (F) is drawn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Shinji Inagaki, Daisuke Hojo, Shimpei Hatakeyama, Daisuke Ueno, Hiroshi Nanbu
  • Publication number: 20150072111
    Abstract: Method for manufacturing a floor covering in which first the material of the layer is provided, said material being transferred to a sheet-shaped mould forming the layer and then fed to a device for vulcanisation, wherein the device comprises a roller arrangement with rollers, wherein a separating layer is provided between roller and layer, and wherein the separating layer is provided with a transmission structure, said transmission structure being transferred to the layer while the layer is running through the device, as a result of which the structure with zones of a different gloss level is formed on the layer, said invention further relating to a floor covering manufactured in this way.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Dieter Rischer, Mario Kroeger
  • Patent number: 8940214
    Abstract: Method of manufacture of one or more pairs of components in composite material (11, 13; 11?, 13?) intended to form part of aerofoils located on both sides of the axis of symmetry of an aircraft whose shape has a conical tendency in the longitudinal direction, the angle of conicity being less than 10°, that comprises the following stages: a) Lay-up of layers on a flat tape lay-up table forming the laminate of a hypothetical component formed by all of the components of said pairs (11, 13; 11?, 13?), the components of each pair being arranged adjacently and the first components (11, 11?) and the second components (13, 13?) of each pair being arranged alternately, and the whole being arranged symmetrically relative to a hypothetical horizontal axis X-X of the tape lay-up jig; b) Cutting of the flat laminates corresponding to each of said components); c) Forming and curing said components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Operations S.L.
    Inventors: Antonio de Julián Aguado, José Luis Lozano García
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150025084
    Abstract: Provided is a fast dissolving film composition comprising a medically active component as an active ingredient, in which the bitter taste of the active ingredient is masked and the fast dissolving film composition has a high content of 50% or higher. More particularly, provided is a pharmaceutical composition which comprises sildenafil or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof as an active ingredient, and which comprises a combination of a specific bitter taste masking agent to achieve masking of a bitter taste. Further, provided is a fast dissolving film composition which comprises a combination of a specific plasticizer to mask a bitter taste, and in which the physical properties of the high-content film are excellent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: SEOUL PHARMA CO., LTD
    Inventors: Hyun Jun Jeong, Ik Hyeon Chang, Dal Geun Kim, Jin Hoo Lee, Jin Hee Um, Hyun Soo Kim, Kyung Tae Jung, Kyu Jeong Yeon, Jin Gyu Park
  • Patent number: 8894903
    Abstract: A method for the manufacture of a fiber-reinforced component includes heating a blank of a carbon-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic plastic material to at least a melting temperature of the thermoplastic plastic material; introducing the blank into an at least two-part molding tool; forming the fiber-reinforced component by applying pressure on the blank using the molding tool; and injecting a further thermoplastic plastic material into at least one edge region of the molding tool so as to form an edge seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Patrick Bakker, Frank Brueggemann, Klaus Edelmann, Guenter Hoppe
  • Publication number: 20140272303
    Abstract: A building product and method for manufacturing a building product made from an oriented polymer composition which can be split to provide a surface of the building product with a plurality of visible fibrils to form an aesthetic representative of split wood.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Eovations, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin L. Nichols, Claude Brown, JR., Brett M. Birchmeier, Bruce A. Malone
  • Publication number: 20140246801
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for manufacturing microfluidic chips having at least one capillary for through-flow of a fluid, comprising the steps of: (a) providing a starting material; (b) forming at least one shared capillary in the starting material, said shared capillary comprising an fluidic inlet and an fluidic outlet; (c) functionalizing the chips by supplying a functionalization fluid to the shared capillary; and (d) dividing the starting material into separate chips. The invention further relates to a device for functionalizing microfluidic chips having at least one capillary for through-flow of a fluid, said device comprising a material holder for holding a starting material in a fixed position during functionalization, said material holder comprising at least one inlet connector for connecting at least one shared capillary formed in the starting material to a functionalization fluid supply. The invention further relates to a microfluidic chip and a device for holding a microfluidic chip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: MICRONIT MICROFLUIDICS B.V.
    Inventors: Marinus Bernardus OLDE RIEKERINK, Wilfred BUESINK, Arenda Hendrika Jacoba KOELEWIJN-HUBERS, Marko Theodoor BLOM, Ronny VAN 'T OEVER
  • Patent number: 8778243
    Abstract: A composite hook and loop fastener in the form of an elongated strip has an elongated loop component, a hook component permanently affixed to the loop component, and a backing layer disposed on a face of the wrap tie in a discrete region. The backing layer is used for permanent attachment of the wrap tie to a supporting surface. One end of the loop component is available for encircling an object to be wrapped and engaging the fastener elements of the hook component. The loop component has a self-supporting web of entangled fibers, the fibers forming both a sheet-form body and hook-engageable, free-standing loops extending from at least one surface of the body, and the hook component has fastener elements extending from a common base. The backing layer may be a pressure sensitive adhesive or a synthetic resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Velcro Industries B.V.
    Inventors: William H. Shepard, William P. Clune
  • Patent number: 8771568
    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: September 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventor: Lance T. Hampel
  • Publication number: 20140166043
    Abstract: The present invention provides an interproximal cleaning tool including a handle that is cut from a first plastic material, and a pick molded over a portion of the handle. The pick may be precision injection molded over an extension portion of the handle from a plastic material different from the first plastic material. A method for manufacturing an interproximal cleaning tool includes the steps of: (a) providing a sheet of plastic material; (b) cutting a handle for the interproximal cleaning tool from the sheet, the handle being cut such that the handle includes a grip portion and an extension portion extending from the grip portion, the handle defining a width, wherein the width of the extension portion is narrower than the width of the grip portion; and (c) molding a plastic pick over the extension portion to form the interproximal cleaning tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: RANIR, LLC
    Inventor: Bryan J. Dishon
  • Patent number: 8747713
    Abstract: Flexible tubular film (10) is helically cut into a flat strip by unwinding the tubular film in flattened form by a tumbling unwinder (1), advancing the flat film tube to a tube expansion zone (17) in which the flat tube is expanded into a circular cylindrical tube and is passed axially over a hollow mandrel (14) slightly lower in external diameter than the diameter of the expanded tube to be cut by knife (18) helically while on the mandrel into a flat strip that is removed at an angle to the mandrel axis. The flat tube is longitudinally stretched by stretching rollers (107-112), which tumble with the tumbling unwinder. The apparatus further comprises stabilization means for stabilizing the orientation applied by the tumbling stretching rollers, applied to the helically cut film strip after it has been drawn from the mandrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventors: Ole-Bendt Rasmussen, Nikolaj Wettergren Rasmussen
  • Publication number: 20140151920
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of fabricating bitumen impregnated cellulose ridge tiles, each ridge tile having the general shape of a profiled ridge tile plate of cross-section symmetrical about a vertical longitudinal midplane and that includes a downwardly concave central ridge extended laterally on either side by a flat that terminates in a downwardly concave corrugation, the ridge tile further including a series of ribs at each longitudinal end, the panel being in the form of a section member of cross-section that is made up by juxtaposing at least two cross-sections, each identical to the cross-section of the ridge tile plate, with transverse ribs in the vicinity of the longitudinal ends of the panel and on either side of at least one virtual transverse separation line extending between longitudinal panel edges. The panel is cut along a longitudinal line between the juxtaposed ridge tile sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: ONDULINE
    Inventors: Jean-Claude LEMAITRE, Ethem SAKIOGLU
  • Patent number: 8741085
    Abstract: A resilient floor tile includes a base layer, a film layer, a decorative film layer, and a topcoat. The resilient floor tile has a shaped edge formed on an upper surface thereof that extends about at least a portion of a perimeter of the resilient floor tile. In order to make the resilient floor tile, a continuous sheet of a base layer is conveyed into a press die. The press die is actuated from an open position to a closed position. The continuous sheet is cut with a blade of a cutting tool of the press die to form side surfaces of the resilient floor tile when the press die is in the closed position. A shaped edge is formed on at least a portion of a perimeter of an upper surface of the resilient floor tile with a forming tool of the press die when the press die is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: AWI Licensing Company
    Inventors: Kean M. Anspach, Thomas C. Bair, John R. Eshbach, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8721830
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a structural part including at least two wings extending in intersecting planes made of thermoplastic fiber-reinforced composite material including at least two plies of continuous fibers. The fibers extend from one wing to another. The method includes cutting the at least two plies in a fabric and/or a tape of fibers pre-impregnated with a thermoplastic resin; assembling the plies to create a preform; and compacting the preform to a final shape of the part by subjecting the preform to a defined cycle of temperature and pressure. A toolset can implement the method described above. Such a toolset includes a rigid punch and die such that closing the tool creates a sealed chamber in a shape of the part between the punch and the die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations S.A.S.
    Inventors: Didier Kurtz, Florian Chotard
  • Patent number: 8703833
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to solid surface sheets and methods of making solid surface sheets, wherein the method comprises dissolving post-consumer recycled polystyrene in a first liquid resin precursor to form a blend, solidifying the blend via curing, grinding the solidified blend into recycled particles, adding the recycled particles and filler into a second liquid resin precursor to produce a solid surface precursor, and molding and curing the solid surface precursor to produce the solid surface sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: The Diller Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin O'Brien, Dave Swenson
  • Patent number: 8691135
    Abstract: A tetrazolium bromide dye, e.g., 3-(4,5-Dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT), to be used as a high dose solution dosimeter is disclosed. The dose response of MTT solution dosimeter increases strongly with increase of absorbed dose up to 1 kGy. In order to increase the dose range and for ease of handling the present dosimeter as routine dosimeter, MTT-polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) film dosimeter is used. The dose response of MTT-PVA film dosimeters increases strongly with increase of absorbed dose up to 25 kGy. Polyvinyl butyral (PVB) as a polymer for making a film provides more stability at higher temperatures and humidity levels and less calibration is required. The dose response of MTT-PVB film dosimeters is effective with absorbed dose of up to 100 kGy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST)
    Inventors: Ahmed A Basfar, Khalid A Raba'eh
  • Patent number: 8652384
    Abstract: An apparatus for molding a semiconductor device includes an upper mold chase and a lower mold chase. The mold chases are capable of being aligned with each other, forming spaced cavities for receiving a lead frame array that includes semiconductor dies for encapsulation. The cavities are aligned in spaced, vertical columns and gates are provided at the opening of each column of cavities. A molding compound is passed through the gates and flows uninterrupted through each cavity and encapsulates the semiconductor dies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
    Inventors: Quan Chen, Wei Gai, Yanbo Xu
  • Publication number: 20140046262
    Abstract: The present invention provides for transdermal delivery devices having microneedle arrays, as well as methods for their manufacture and use. In one embodiment, a transdermal delivery device is provided. The transdermal delivery device includes a polymer layer which has microneedles projecting from one of its surfaces. The microneedles are compositionally homogenous with the polymer base layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: TRANSDERM, INC.
    Inventor: Transderm, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8623252
    Abstract: A process of manufacturing a fibrous article includes submerging a fiber substrate in a bath of first thermoplastic resin to impregnate the fiber substrate with the first thermoplastic resin; heating the fiber substrate until the fiber substrate becomes a thick continuous fiber substrate; cutting the thick continuous fiber substrate into units; stacking the fiber substrate units; pressing and heating the stacked fibrous structure units until a stacked fibrous structure is formed; heating a mold; conveying the stacked fibrous structure to the mold to melt; cooling the mold to shape the molten fibrous structure into a half-finished article; removing the half-finished article out of the mold; eliminating burrs and sharp edges of the half-finished article; conveying the half-finished article to the mold; and uniformly applying a molten second thermoplastic resin on an inner surface of the half-finished article by injection molding to produce the finished fibrous article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Catcher Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ma Shui-Yuan, Ling-Ling Cheng
  • Publication number: 20130337030
    Abstract: A nutriment or medicament may have a neutral buoyancy for being suspended in a liquid, or at a desired depth within the liquid to improve consumption of the nutriment or medicament and reduce waste. Disclosed also are methods for making and using the neutrally buoyant products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventors: Georgius Abidal Adam, Michael Keoni Manion
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8580171
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of latent heat storage composites is provided. The process comprises the steps of preparation of an expanded graphite material with a bulk density between 5 and 200 grams/liter which is readily wetted by a liquid phase change material, preparation of a pre-compressed matrix or a packed bed of the expanded graphite material, and manufacture of a latent heat storage composite by infiltration of the matrix or a packed bed with a phase change material in a liquid state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: SGL Carbon AG
    Inventors: Martin U. Christ, Oswin H. Ottinger, Jurgen J. Bacher, Bastian Hudler
  • Patent number: 8562877
    Abstract: A method for making a carbon nanotube structure is provided. The method includes the following steps. A carbon nanotube array on a substrate is provided. The carbon nanotube array is divided with a separating line to form a strip-shaped carbon nanotube array. A carbon nanotube film is pulled out from the strip-shaped carbon nanotube array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kai-Li Jiang, Liang Liu, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Patent number: 8549714
    Abstract: A composite hook and loop fastener in the form of an elongated strip has an elongated loop component, a hook component permanently affixed to the loop component, and a backing layer disposed on a face of the wrap tie in a discrete region. The backing layer is used for permanent attachment of the wrap tie to a supporting surface. One end of the loop component is available for encircling an object to be wrapped and engaging the fastener elements of the hook component. The loop component has a self-supporting web of entangled fibers, the fibers forming both a sheet-form body and hook-engageable, free-standing loops extending from at least one surface of the body, and the hook component has fastener elements extending from a common base. The backing layer may be a pressure sensitive adhesive or a synthetic resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Velcro Industries B.V.
    Inventors: William H. Shepard, William P. Clune
  • Publication number: 20130228799
    Abstract: A method of producing a silicone foil for use in an optoelectronic semiconductor component by molding including introducing a mold foil into a mold, introducing a carrier foil into the mold, wherein the carrier foil is fitted on a substrate foil and the substrate foil projects laterally beyond the carrier foil at least in places within a cavity of the mold, providing and applying a silicone base composition to the mold foil or to the carrier foil, molding the silicone base composition for the silicone foil in the mold between the mold foil and the carrier foil, wherein the silicone base composition is brought into contact with the substrate foil in at least one overlap region laterally alongside the carrier foil, removing the mold foil from the silicone foil, and separating the overlap region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH
    Inventors: Stephan Preuss, Tobias Geltl, Thomas Schiller, Hans-Christoph Gallmeier
  • Patent number: 8524131
    Abstract: A method of insert molding comprises placing in a first mold a curable rubber composition comprising a reactive species; placing on a surface of the rubber composition a first thermoplastic material in a film or layer comprising a group reactive with the reactive species of the rubber composition; curing the rubber composition in the mold to form a first molded article of cured rubber having a first thermoplastic material layer covalently bonded through reactive of the reactive species and the group; placing the first molded article as an insert into a second mold, the cured rubber contacting an inside surface of the second mold and the thermoplastic layer facing into the second mold cavity; closing the second mold and injecting into the second mold a second thermoplastic material that to form a second molded article comprising the first molded article thermally welded and/or covalently bonded to the second thermoplastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: N. Spencer Stone, Ruzica Krstic, Sui-Chieh Yu, Denis Schiller
  • Patent number: 8524141
    Abstract: A card sheet including a top material having punched lines, the front side of the top material being printable. A carrier material of at least one polymer layer is directly applied as by extruding to the back side of the top material. The polymer has a stress-at-break in the range of 10 to 30 MPa and an elongation at break in the range of 10 to 120%. From the card sheet individual cards may be broken out to form high quality calling (business) cards, photograph cards, post cards or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Inventors: Martin Utz, Karl Lengfeller, Michael Wilkes, Sriram Venkatasanthanam, Ramin Heydarpour, Chia-Hsi Chu, Ronald Ugolick, Ali R. Mehrabi
  • Patent number: 8445552
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to solid surface sheets and methods of making solid surface sheets, wherein the method comprises dissolving post-consumer recycled polystyrene in a first liquid resin precursor to form a blend, solidifying the blend via curing, grinding the solidified blend into recycled particles, adding the recycled particles and filler into a second liquid resin precursor to produce a solid surface precursor, and molding and curing the solid surface precursor to produce the solid surface sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: The Diller Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin O'Brien, Dave Swenson
  • Patent number: 8431056
    Abstract: A method for forming a plastic article is provided. An uninterrupted film with a hard-coating layer is provided and transported into a mold. A predetermined area of the film attaches to an inner surface of a cavity of a female mold of the mold. The predetermined area of the film is cut from the uninterrupted film during closing the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chun-Yuan Chang, Chung-Chi Tseng, Li-Fu Liu, Yu-Tang Shih
  • 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: 20130056900
    Abstract: A leaf spring for a motor vehicle is made from a fiber composite component including individual fibers in form of at least two textile layers stacked on top of each other and a matrix made of a duroplastic or thermoplastic resin surrounding the fibers. The resin is hardened in a mold tool by applying pressure and heat. The stacked textile layers are formed inside a mold tool and fixed by a dry binder applied to at least one of the textile layers to form a dry preform. A fiber composite blank is stamped from the preform and subsequently infiltrated with the resin in a RTM cavity and hardened. The binder applied in dry form may only be arranged in certain areas of the textile layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: Benteler SGL GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Ulrich Müller
  • Patent number: 8337188
    Abstract: An apparatus for making a shingle, together with the shingle made thereby, is provided, in which one or more thermoplastic materials are extruded or co-extruded to form an extrudate, with the extrudate being cut into a preliminary shingle shape, which is allowed to dissipate heat, and then is delivered to a compression mold, wherein the preliminary shingle shape is compression molded to substantially its final dimensions and is then discharged from the mold and allowed to cool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Kevin MacKinnon, Robert E. Dodd, Joong Youn Kim, Douglas H. Wylie
  • Publication number: 20120276186
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sustained release, biodegradable intraocular latanoprost implant for reducing elevated intraocular pressure in an individual in need thereof. The implant can be configured as a film (e.g., a rolled film) or extruded filament, either of which can be inserted into the eye of the individual to provide for extended release of latanoprost for several days. Upon insertion into the eye, a rolled film may unroll to provide a film having a high surface area to volume ratio for drug diffusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: Alazar N. Ghebremeskel, Lon T. Spada
  • Publication number: 20120276184
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sustained release latanoprost implant in the form of a thin film comprising latanoprost incorporated in a biodegradable polymer matrix. Preferably, said implant is an intraocular implant comprising a thin film comprising latanoprost incorporated in a biodegradable polymer matrix wherein said implant is configured as a disc or a rolled film that can be inserted into the eye and unrolls to provide a film having a high surface area to volume ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: ALAZAR N. GHEBREMESKEL, LON T. SPADA
  • Publication number: 20120270030
    Abstract: A high-quality multilayer thermoplastic-resin-reinforced sheet material having excellent mechanical properties and drapeability in which a thermoplastic resin excellent in recycling efficiency and shock resistance is used as a matrix. A thermoplastic-resin multilayer reinforced molding formed of the multilayer thermoplastic-resin-reinforced sheet material, in which the high quality and the mechanical properties are maintained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: FUKUI PREFECTURAL GOVERNMENT
    Inventor: Kazumasa KAWABE
  • Publication number: 20120184666
    Abstract: Slit film tapes comprising (i) 1 to 50 wt % of a propylene elastomer based upon the total weight of the blend comprising 70 wt % to 95 wt % propylene and about 5 wt % to about 30 wt % alpha-olefin comonomer based upon total weight of the propylene elastomer. The propylene elastomer has a melt flow rate of 1 to 35 dg/min, a peak melting point of less than 115° C., and an mm triad tacticity of at least 70%; (ii) about 50 to about 99 wt % of a polypropylene based upon total weight of the blend comprising about 90 to about 100 mol % propylene wherein the polypropylene has a melt flow rate of 2 to 35 dg/min and a peak melting point of at least 130° C.; and (iii) 0.1 to 50 wt % of filler based upon the total weight of the blend.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventors: Hari P. Gusain, Willy J.J. Leysen
  • Publication number: 20120168991
    Abstract: A method for cutting a slab of material including cutting the slab with a cutting tool vibrating at a preselected frequency when the material is in a semi-set state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventor: William Alexander James Sadler
  • Publication number: 20120167801
    Abstract: A method for producing a cementitious slab including mixing together cement with other materials with the combined mixture of materials having physical particle sizes sufficiently small to allow the material to be cut with a vibrating cutting tool when the material is a semi-set state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventor: William Alexander James Sadler
  • Publication number: 20120100202
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for forming films. In particular, the present invention relates to the formation of films on a substrate via the use of individual pumps to deposit individual wet film products onto a substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: MONOSOL RX, LLC
    Inventor: BEUFORD A. BOGUE
  • Publication number: 20110305736
    Abstract: The present invention relates to stratiform biomatrices that are formed from regularly shaped, uniformly arranged portions which are connected to one another by continuous, straight-through perforations, and also to the use thereof as cosmetic or pharmaceutical agents, such as, in particular, as agents for wound treatment. The present invention further relates to a process for producing stratiform biomatrices of such a type, and also to the combination thereof in kit-of-parts arrangements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Applicant: DR. SUWELACK SKIN & HEALTH CARE AG
    Inventors: Martin Wieland, Hermann Haas
  • Patent number: 8075987
    Abstract: A molded article such as a floor tile is made from recycled carpet waste which includes a polyvinyl chloride component in the backing material and fiber component having a melting point above the melting point of polyvinyl chloride. A mixture of the recycled carpet material is shredded and additional polyvinyl chloride is fed to an extruder where the polyvinyl chloride is melted without melting the carpet fibers. The resulting mixture is discharged and molded, such as by injection molding, to form a molded product. The molded product includes a continuous matrix of polyvinyl chloride having recycled carpet fibers uniformly dispersed therein. The molded article contains about 45% to about 85% of polyvinyl chloride, about 5% to about 20% of recycled carpet fibers, up to about 5% of a plasticizer and up to about 5% of an ethylene copolymer by weight based on the total weight of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Selectech, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas E. Ricciardelli, Michael H. King, Michael P. Slater, Steven F. Raposo
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8052769
    Abstract: A filter bag for a vacuum cleaner includes a tubular bag made of a casing which has at least one nonwoven layer. The casing has a first end region which is sealed at least partially and a second sealed end region situated opposite the first end region. The first end region is folded and forms a base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Eurofilters N.V.
    Inventors: Jan Schultink, Ralf Sauer
  • Publication number: 20110258968
    Abstract: Decorative grasses having an appearance or texture simulating the appearance or texture of cloth are disclosed, as are methods for making such decorative grasses from materials, wherein at least one surface of the material is modified to simulate the appearance or texture of cloth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventor: Donald E. Weder
  • Patent number: 8044107
    Abstract: A method of producing an embedded recycled container sheet includes: (a) providing a plurality of empty recycled plastic containers; (b) flattening the plurality of empty recycled plastic containers to reduce their width by at least 80%; (c) providing a base substrate of plastic; (d) placing the plurality of flattened, empty recycled plastic containers on the base substrate; and, (e) applying a molten top layer of plastic on the plurality of flattened, empty recycled plastic containers and on the base substrate, and cooling the molten top layer, so as to embed the plurality of empty recycled plastic containers between the top layer and the base substrate. A method of producing product from the resulting sheet involves creating the product using a processing step selected from the group consisting of molding, casting, cutting, machining, and combinations of these.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Bgreen Innovations Inc
    Inventor: Kenneth P. Glynn
  • Patent number: 8017052
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for making a shingle, together with the shingle made thereby, is provided, in which one or more thermoplastic materials are extruded or co-extruded to form an extrudate, with the extrudate being cut into a preliminary shingle shape, which is allowed to dissipate heat, and then is delivered to a compression mold, wherein the preliminary shingle shape is compression molded to substantially its final dimensions and is then discharged from the mold and allowed to cool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Kevin MacKinnon, Robert E. Dodd, Joong Youn Kim, Douglas H. Wylie
  • Patent number: 8013027
    Abstract: A basket is made from embedded recycled container sheet. The basket includes: a side wall and a bottom, the side wall and the bottom being connected to one another in the shape of a basket with an open top, the side wall being, at least in part, a plurality of flattened recycled containers embedded therein, and each of the plurality of flattened recycled containers being visibly recognizable. In some embodiments, the basket also includes a hanging mechanism attached to at least one of the side wall and the bottom. The side wall has a footprint that may be circular, conical, oval, square, rectangular, polygonal or irregular.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: B Green Innovations, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth P. Glynn