Shaping Material And Uniting To A Preform Or Solidified Layer Patents (Class 264/46.4)
  • Patent number: 10494498
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and systems for preparing open-celled polyurethane foams by a discontinuous box foam process in which (a) a polyurethane foam-forming composition is deposited into a container having a gas-permeable base and (b) the polyurethane-foam forming composition is allowed to form an open-celled polyurethane foam in the container. In these methods and systems, the gas-permeable base is heated before, during, and/or after step (a) and heating is continued during at least a portion of step (b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: COVESTRO LLC
    Inventors: Bin Lee, Paul O. Barley
  • Patent number: 10465057
    Abstract: A method for producing a polyethylene-based resin laminated foam sheet according to the present invention is a method for producing a polyethylene-based resin laminated foam sheet 1 with thickness of 0.05 to 0.5 mm in which an anti-static layer is adhered by lamination on at least one surface of the foam layer, including: a step of performing coextrusion and foaming of a laminate which is obtained by combining and laminating, in a die 10, a melt resin composition 6 for forming a foam layer obtained by kneading a low density polyethylene A and a physical foaming agent and a melt resin composition 9 for forming an anti-static layer obtained by kneading a low density polyethylene B and an anti-static agent, wherein the anti-static agent is a polymeric anti-static agent C which has a melting point to allow a melting point difference in the range of from ?10° C. to +10° C. compared to that of the low density polyethylene B and has a melt flow rate of 10 g/10 minutes or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: JSP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Aoki, Takashi Nishimoto
  • Patent number: 10383763
    Abstract: A thermal digit wrap system includes a thermal digit wrap assembly having a first edge having at least one loop mated fastener strip, a second edge, a third edge having at least one hook mated fastener strap, a fourth edge; a top side; a bottom side; and an interior volume having at least one cooling gel located between the top side and the bottom side. The thermal digit wrap assembly is structured and arranged to enable it to act in a capacity of a splint and immobilizes an injured digit. The thermal digit wrap system provides an isolated cold-pack via cooling gel to reduce swelling and pain following an injury to the digit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Marisela Leon
  • Patent number: 10314738
    Abstract: A thermal therapeutic apparatus is provided which includes a resilient shell, a thermal exchange material, and a flexible sleeve. The resilient shell includes an outer surface and inner cavity in which the thermal exchange material is disposed. The flexible sleeve at least partially covers the shell and defines a vent region which permits communication of air and through the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Lightbulb, LLC
    Inventors: Matt Gelfand, Rich Crim, Chuck Flueck
  • Patent number: 10293559
    Abstract: A method for forming a shaped composite structure. The method includes laying a composite laminate stack (12) onto a mold (18), where the composite laminate stack (12) comprises fabric laminate (14,16) and resin and wherein the mold (18) presents a predetermined shape, draping a vacuum film (22) comprising polyethylene onto the composite laminate stack (12), thereby establishing an evacuatable volume between the vacuum film (22) and the mold (18), applying suction to the evacuatable volume between the mold (18) and the vacuum film (22) to establish at least a partial vacuum within the evacuatable volume, thereby compressing the composite laminate stack (12) via pressure applied to the vacuum film (22) responsive to the at least partial vacuum within the evacuatable volume, and heating the composite laminate stack (12) while applying suction to the evacuatable volume, thereby at least partially consolidating the laminate stack (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: BOMBARDIER INC.
    Inventors: Louis Fernandes, Thomas Riguidel
  • Patent number: 10267030
    Abstract: A method of constructing a building using wall panel assemblies and roof panel assemblies that are made up of traditional framing materials, such as studs and interior walls, coated with insulating foam, except that the typical exterior sheathing is optional. Because the panel assembly is structurally sound and thermally insulated, the only reason to install an exterior sheath or additional roofing material is for aesthetic or practical purposes. A beneficial mode for readily applying insulating foam to provide for sealably joining roof panel assemblies to wall panel assemblies is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: Robert Lepage
  • Patent number: 10259150
    Abstract: To provide a fixing pressure roller production method which can readily provide a fixing pressure roller in which no abnormal foaming occurs at the interface between the elastic layer and the metallic core. The method of the present invention includes a molding step of molding, under reduced pressure, an unvulcanized silicone rubber containing a chemical foaming agent; after the molding step, a leaving step of allowing the molded product to stand for a predetermined period of time; and after the leaving step, a foam-curing step of vulcanizing the unvulcanized silicone rubber, to thereby yield an elastic layer formed of a foamed silicone rubber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: SYNZTEC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji Sugiyama, Takeyoshi Tedori, Masaya Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10137620
    Abstract: The present invention comprises: a base layer molding step that injection-fills a mold cavity with a base layer resin to mold a base layer; a first expansion step that causes the volume of the mold cavity to expand to a specified quantity such that a certain space is formed between an outer surface of the base layer molded by the base layer molding step and an inner surface of the mold; a first injection-filling step that injection-fills the space formed by the first expansion step with a first resin; a second expansion step that, after the start of the first injection-filling step, causes the mold cavity to expand to a specified quantity such that the space is expanded; and a second injection-filling step that, after completion of the first injection-filling step and after the start of the second expansion step, injection-fills a second resin into the first resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: UBE MACHINERY CORPORATION, LTD.
    Inventors: Akio Okamoto, Kazuaki Miyamoto, Yuichiro Fukuda
  • Patent number: 10046488
    Abstract: The present invention is an apparatus for manufacturing a foam molded product in which a foam molded product (1A, 1B) is formed by integrally adhering together a foam body (2) that is formed by the foaming of a foaming raw material, and an air-permeable component (3). A cavity (23) is provided between a plurality of mold components (21, 22, 31) and is defined by respective cavity surfaces (21a, 22a, 31a) of the mold components (21, 22, 31).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taichi Itabashi, Taisuke Yonezawa
  • Patent number: 9834923
    Abstract: A building construction unit and a method of constructing a building using wall and ceiling panel assemblies that are made up of traditional framing materials, such as studs and interior walls, coated with insulating foam, except that the typical exterior sheathing is optional. Because the panel assembly is structurally sound and thermally insulated, the only reason to install an exterior sheath or additional roofing material is for aesthetic or practical purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventor: Robert Lepage
  • Patent number: 9744755
    Abstract: A method of making absorbent foam composites and absorbent foam composites produced therefrom. The method comprises casting an absorbent foam layer having a first side and a second side opposite the first side onto a barrier layer having a first side and second side opposite the first side, where the second side of the absorbent foam layer is in contact with the first side of the barrier layer; joining a second absorbent layer to the second side of the barrier layer before, during, or after the casting step; and breaching the barrier layer after the casting step so that the foam layer and second absorbent layer are in fluid communication. The absorbent foam composites can be used in a variety of applications, including personal hygiene articles, medical bandages, pet pads and agricultural pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Delton R. Thompson, Jr., Timothy V. Stagg, Thomas R. LaLiberte, Leigh E. Wood
  • Patent number: 9724616
    Abstract: A self-inflatable toy having first and second housing portions and an inflatable toy body positioned there-between. The inflatable toy body having chemicals that react to produce an inflating gas. The first and second housing having beads that interact to temporarily prevent the separation of the two housings. As the toy body inflates, a pressure increases between the two housings until the increasing pressure is greater than the friction between the first and second beads causing the first housing to separate from the second housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Tech 4 Kids, Inc.
    Inventor: Bradley D. Pedersen
  • Patent number: 9688217
    Abstract: A method of providing interior trim for a motor vehicle comprising forming a first interior trim article providing a first interior trim level, wherein the first article comprises a first article decorative covering overlying a first article cushion member and a first article substrate; and forming a second interior trim article having a base structure comprising the first interior trim article; wherein the second interior trim article provides a second interior trim level different from the first interior trim level; wherein the second interior trim article comprises a second article decorative covering and a second article cushion member overlying the base structure; wherein the first article decorative covering includes an elongated channel; wherein the second article decorative covering comprises a plurality of decorative covering segments joined at a joining seam; and wherein the joining seam is located in the elongated channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: International Automotive Components Group North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff Kielinen, Randy Reed
  • Patent number: 9296134
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a head restraint, in particular a motor vehicle head restraint, wherein the head restraint has a cover and a foam material, wherein the foam material fills out the cover at least in some areas, wherein the method comprises the following steps: producing a prototype mold, wherein the prototype mold comprises at least two parts, wherein when the parts of the prototype mold are assembled, the prototype mold has an inner surface that faces the interior of the prototype mold and an outer surface, producing the cover, assembling the parts of the prototype mold in such a way that the cover is arranged in the interior of the prototype mold, and introducing the foam material into the interior of the cover, wherein the foam material is at least partially liquid when said foam material is introduced into the interior of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Felix Manduzio, Nathalie Lang, Daniel Navarro
  • Patent number: 9254624
    Abstract: A multilayered carpet cushion underlay structure is provided having a primary sheet of resilient viscoelastic polyurethane foam adhered to a non-woven fabric carrier. The composite material additionally features a subjacent surface having an arrangement of polymeric fictionalizing projections that provide optimal resistance to slippage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: KITTRICH CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mark A. Calkins
  • Patent number: 9156232
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an environmentally-friendly polyurethane matting and a method of production thereof. The environmentally-friendly polyurethane matting comprises a leather surface, a polyurethane middle layer and an anti-slip leather bottom layer. The present invention is applied with the polyurethane instead of silica gel. The polyurethane avoids oil seepage when the matting is used, as is therefore environmentally-friendly fire proof, and safe. The elasticity and other performance of the polyurethane are hardly changed during usage, and environmentally-friendly polyurethane matting provides comfort and enhances the tactile feeling when people standing on the matting. Further, the matting has a long service life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Inventor: Xiangyang Lu
  • Patent number: 9102288
    Abstract: An impact beam (40) comprises a polymer matrix and a reinforcing structure, the structure comprises a number of metal reinforcing cords (22) and non-metal elongated binding elements (26) or non-metal coated elongated binding elements arranged between the cords for holding the metal reinforcing cords together. Each of the metal cords has a metallic cross-sectional area Ametal, and the ratio of the metallic area Ametal to the area of the circumscribed circle (TTdcord2/4) is at least 0.60. The metal cords further have a non chemically binding with the matrix, and non-metal elongated binding elements or non-metal coated elongated binding elements have a chemical bond with said polymer matrix. By not having a mechanical interlocking and a non chemically binding with the matrix, the whole metal cord is stressed and not a local point while in the latter case the metal cord would locally break due to the very high impact forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignees: NV BEKAERT SA, VOESTALPINE POLYNORM VAN NIFTRIK BV, BASF SE
    Inventors: Erwin Lokere, Jeroen Gallens, Veerle Van Wassenhove, Hendrik Rommel
  • Patent number: 9095468
    Abstract: A closing dressing bolster and assembly for use with a system for treating a linear wound on a patient includes a bolster body formed from a flexible closing bolster material having closing members that are operable to develop an inward closing force when the closing dressing bolster is placed under reduced pressure. In one aspect, when the closing dressing bolster is under reduced pressure, the system, dressing, or assembly develops an inward force realized at the linear wound and a compression force. A wicking-material holder and wicking material may be used as well. The member components may all be see-through to allow visual inspection of the wound without requiring removal of the dressing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Marvin Kazala, Jr., Justin Alexander Long, Kenneth Mitchel Knowles, Eric Woodson Barta
  • Patent number: 9085125
    Abstract: A composite foam comprising a top layer of latex foam and a second layer of a foam selected from polyolefin, polyurethane, polystyrene or polyester or visco-elastic latex or mixtures thereof. A bedding such as a mattress or topper comprising said composite foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Latexco NV
    Inventor: Vincent Gesquière
  • Publication number: 20150135618
    Abstract: Implementations of the present disclosure provide an environmentally resistant structural member for use in areas exposed to water or other environmental elements. The structural member includes a core member and a polymer layer. The core member has an environmentally sensitive composition wherein extended exposure to the environmental element causes degradation of the core member. The core member includes at least one surface, such as a bottom and side surfaces. The surface is configured for positioning in the area exposed to the environmental element. The polymer layer has a molded shape and covers the surface so as to seal the surface of the core member against exposure to the environmental element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: George S. Liu
  • Publication number: 20150137406
    Abstract: A method of making personal protective equipment, such as a push-in earplug, is disclosed. The method includes the steps of covering a substrate with an outer layer that includes an unactivated foaming agent, positioning at least a portion of the outer layer in a mold, and activating the foaming agent such that a portion of the outer layer expands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: James P. Endle, Jeffrey L. Hamer, Alan R. Seville, Kenneth F. Teeters
  • Publication number: 20150137405
    Abstract: A pad main body is bonded integrally with an inner pad while covering the front side of the inner pad. A back-side reinforced fabric located on the back side of the pad main body and the inner pad is integrally bonded on the back side of the inner pad and the pad main body by impregnation of foamed synthetic resin materials constituting the inner pad and the pad main body. This allows impregnation of the foamed synthetic resin materials in the back-side reinforced fabric located on the back side of the inner pad and the pad main body. This consequently allows providing a high hardness on the back side of the inner pad while ensuring hardness on the back side of the pad main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: TOYO TIRE & RUBBER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haruo Nakamura, Takashi Sakazume, Yu Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20150132521
    Abstract: The invention relates to a thermoformable paint film laminate comprising, in the following order, a) a backing sheet layer of thermoplastic resin, b) optionally, an adhesive layer, c) at least one intermediate layer, d) a low-gloss soft-feel layer having a surface having a gloss at 60° of at most 20 gloss units, e) a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer having a higher adhesion to the removable protective layer f) than to the low-gloss soft-feel layer d), and f) a removable protective layer, wherein the low-gloss soft-feel layer d) is obtained by applying a liquid coating composition on the at least one intermediate layer c) and drying and curing the liquid coating composition, and wherein the liquid coating composition comprises a polycarbonate diol and a hydroxyl-reactive crosslinker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Akzo Nobel Coatings International B.V.
    Inventors: Matthew Paul Amick, Alexander Leo Yahkind, James Anthony Kostecki, Quan Song
  • Patent number: 9023471
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide lignin-based nanostructures including nanotubes and nanowires, methods of making and using the nanostructures, probes and compositions including the nanostructures, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventors: Willem Evert Vermerris, Hector Mario Caicedo, Luisa Amelia Dempere
  • Publication number: 20150116184
    Abstract: A radome for an antenna is provided as a composite of an isotropic outer layer and a structural layer of foamed polymer material. The composite is dimensioned to enclose an open end of the antenna. The radome may be retained upon the antenna by a retaining element and fasteners. The outer layer may be a polymer material with a water resistant characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Andrew LLC
    Inventors: John S. Curran, Ian Renilson, Alastair D. Wright, Matthew Robert Lewry, Sharon Mackay
  • Patent number: 9017498
    Abstract: A method is provided for producing a fuel tank of a motor vehicle, with an insulation applied to an outer side of a fuel tank container by application of foam, wherein the fuel tank container is placed into a foam-encapsulating mold and at least partially encapsulated in the foam insulation, the foam-encapsulating mold forming a first mold half and the fuel tank container forming a second mold half.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Dr. Ing h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Ulrich Essig
  • Patent number: 8998309
    Abstract: In at least one embodiment, the present disclosure provides a vehicle seat assembly comprising a frame, a flexible foam cushion supported on the frame, the cushion having an outer surface comprising a major surface portion and a colored minor surface portion, a trim material secured over the cushion to cover the major portion of the surface, the colored minor portion of the outer surface being uncovered by the trim material, and the major surface portion of the cushion having a first permeability of 5 to 30 ml/cm2/min. and the colored minor surface portion having a second permeability of at least 80% of the first permeability and the colored minor portion comprising a plurality of dried flexible in-mold colored coating disposed on discrete surface areas of the cushion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Ashford A. Galbreath, Asad S. Ali
  • Publication number: 20150093546
    Abstract: There is provided a molded body including a main portion and a bank portion each of which is formed by foaming and molding a foam material. The main portion is made of urethane material which is softer than the material for the bank portion. At a boundary portion between the main and bank portions, the main portion is formed in a continuous interlocking profile and the bank portion is also formed in another continuous interlocking profile. The interlocking profile and the another interlocking profile are mated to each other so as to prevent separation between the main portion and the bank portion in a direction of an arrow (vehicle width direction). The boundary portion is provided by partitioning the cavity in a single mold with a weir, introducing different foam materials into both sides of the weir and foaming the introduced materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoto Ishii, Hisato Oku, Mai Koizumi, Akira Nakajima
  • Patent number: 8992808
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of manufacturing a porous pre-sintered granule for a sintered reaction-bonded silicon nitride, to which a pressure forming technology can be applied to obtain a porous sintered reaction-bonded silicon nitride having high porosity and having a structure in which macropores and micropores coexist with each other, and to a porous pre-sintered granule manufactured by the method. The method includes the steps of: granulating a raw material comprising silicon and sintering additives including yttrium, aluminum and at least one alkali earth metal compound; and pre-sintering the granulated raw material at a temperature of 1300˜1375° C. under an inert atmosphere. According to the present invention, a porous pre-sintered granule for porous sintered reaction-bonded silicon nitride, which can increase the air permeability and trapping efficiency by controlling the size of a pore channel such that macropores and micropores coexist, can be manufactured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials
    Inventors: Young Jo Park, Wook Kyung Jang, In Hyuck Song
  • Patent number: 8992199
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dynamic mold seal for use in a molding apparatus to mold a polymeric frame or gasket onto the periphery of a glass sheet. The molding apparatus may be used to form a vehicle window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Pilkington Group Limited
    Inventors: Charles Sitterlet, Robert Ronald Frutig
  • Publication number: 20150069810
    Abstract: A pressure-distributing foam structure for use in a seat application may he produced from a foam mixture comprising an ethylene oxide capped diol in a range of about 37 to about 96% weight. The foam structure may have a hardness at 25% deflection that varies within +/?150% in a temperature range of ?20° C. to 50° C. The foam structure has a hysteresis loss that varies within +/?40% in the temperature range of ?20° C. to 50° C. The pressure-distributing foam structure may be used in a seat component, such as a seat back, a seat cushion, and/or a head rest. A method of making the pressure-distributing foam structure may comprise mixing the ethylene oxide capped diol with at least one of a copolymer polyol and a base polyol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Ryoko Yamasaki, Eugene Peiffer
  • Publication number: 20150061173
    Abstract: There is provided a fabric reinforcing material for urethane foam-molding, which includes an organic fiber non-woven fabric which has a basis weight of 15 g/m2 to 200 g/m2, and a thermoplastic magnetic resin material which contains 10 to 80 percent by mass of a magnetic material powder having a mean particle diameter of 15 ?m to 500 ?m, and which is permeated in a portion of a surface of the organic fiber non-woven fabric and immobilized. Also, there is provided a method of manufacturing a urethane foam-molded product using the fabric reinforcing material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki MURATA, Kensuke INUZUKA, Toshio IWASAWA, Jun YAMAGAMI
  • Publication number: 20150065000
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an underwater floating device (1) characterized in that it comprises: an insert (4) comprising a thermoplastic material and a hollow tube (7), a foam (5) of a thermoplastic material, at least partly covering the insert (4), an outer skin (6) comprising a thermoplastic material formed by injection molding over the foam and configured for being in contact with water during use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Thierry ROGER, Jean-Jacques VIGNAUX, Christophe AUGOR
  • Publication number: 20150053070
    Abstract: An electronic percussion pad includes a pad layer and a holding layer that holds this pad layer from a back surface thereof, in which the pad layer is formed of polyurethane foam laminated on a front surface of the holding layer. This pad layer is directly bonded to the holding layer by allowing a polyurethane foam composition, which is supplied to one surface of the holding layer, to foam and be cured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: TOMOYA MIYATA
  • Publication number: 20150056399
    Abstract: The objective of the present invention is to provide a porous ultra-thin polymer film, and a method for producing said porous ultra-thin polymer film. The present invention provides a porous ultra-thin polymer film with a film thickness of 10 nm-1000 nm. In addition, the present invention provides a method for producing a porous ultra-thin polymer film, comprising the steps of: dissolving two types of mutually-immiscible polymers in a first solvent in an arbitrary proportion to obtain a solution; applying the solution onto a substrate and then removing the first solvent from the solution applied onto the substrate to obtain a phase-separated ultra-thin polymer film that has been phase-separated into a sea-island structure; and immersing the ultra-thin polymer film in a second solvent which is a good solvent for the polymer of the island parts but a poor solvent for a polymer other than the island parts to remove the island parts, thereby obtaining a porous ultra-thin polymer film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Shinji Takeoka, Akihiro Saito, Hong Zhang, Natsuki Takamizawa
  • Patent number: 8959873
    Abstract: A seal assembly (10) is provided for sealing a core hole (52) formed in a concrete slab (54) having opposite first and second surfaces, with the core hole (52) extending between the first and second surfaces. The seal assembly (10) comprises a cover assembly (12) having a cover plate (14) that is configured for engaging the first surface of the concrete slab (54) and seating over and covering the core hole (52). The cover assembly (12) has a lower plate (16) that is configured for being received within the core hole (52). The lower plate (16) is coupled to the cover plate (14) through a support member (20) so that the lower plate (16) is spaced apart from the cover plate (14) when the cover plate (14) is seated over the core hole (52) to define a cavity between the lower plate (16) and the cover plate (14). A locking element carrier (26) is coupled to the cover assembly (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Longhenry Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles C. Longhenry
  • Publication number: 20150038272
    Abstract: A hockey-stick blade includes a reinforcing frame that provides improved strength, rigidity, and impact resistance. The reinforcing frame may be continuous along the top, bottom, and toe edges of the hockey-stick blade. The reinforcing frame optionally is a tubular structure made of fiber-reinforced epoxy resin. The interior of the reinforcing frame may include a core made of a resilient material, such as an expandable syntactic foam. Fiber reinforcement may also be included in the frame's construction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: EASTON SPORTS, INC.
    Inventor: Steve J. Davis
  • Publication number: 20150021804
    Abstract: A mold that: makes it possible to manufacture a molded foam body wherein a reinforcing member extends to a portion of the outer face of the molded body main body that corresponds to a parting line in the inner face of the cavity of the mold; and prevents molding problems stemming from the reinforcing member getting into the aforementioned parting line. Also: a method for manufacturing a molded foam body using the aforementioned mold; and a molded foam body manufactured thereby. The aforementioned mold (1) is provided with a seal member (7) that seals the space between mating faces (2a, 3a) of mold parts (2, 3) when the mold is fastened, and said seal member (7) is designed so as to be able to seal the space between the mating faces (2a, 3a) even if the reinforcing member (22) gets in between the mating faces (2a, 3a) on the cavity (4) side of the seal member (7).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kuroki, Teruo Iwai, Taisuke Yonezawa
  • Publication number: 20150020489
    Abstract: For a method for producing a filter element provided with a sealing part, wherein the sealing material is introduced into a casting chamber between two tundish parts when in the non-cured state, a compensation space connected to the casting chamber is provided for the expansion of the sealing material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Arthur Sudermann, Fabian Wagner, Thomas Sieber, Guenter Goerg, Michael Metzger, Markus Roehrig, Thomas Jessberger, Timo Dirnberger, Bernd Joos
  • Patent number: 8926876
    Abstract: A method for making a shapeable article from poly(lactic acid) includes treating solid poly(lactic acid) that results in the solid poly(lactic acid) having a crystallinity of at least 20% by weight based on the weight of the solid poly(lactic acid) and a gas concentration of 6% to 16% by weight based on the weight of the solid poly(lactic acid); and heating the solid poly(lactic acid) having said minimum crystallinity and gas concentration to produce a cellular poly(lactic acid) article that is shapeable. The shapeable cellular poly(lactic acid) article is advantageous in that the article can be further shaped by heat and/or pressure (or vacuum), such as via thermoforming, into a variety of useful products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: University of Washington through its Center for Commercialization
    Inventors: Vipin Kumar, Krishna V. Nadella, Stephen Probert
  • Publication number: 20150001754
    Abstract: A mold that: makes it possible to manufacture a molded foam body wherein a reinforcing member extends to a portion of an outer face of the molded body main body that corresponds to a parting line in the inner face of the cavity of the mold; and prevents molding problems stemming from the reinforcing member getting into the aforementioned parting line. Also: a method for manufacturing a molded foam body using the aforementioned mold; and a molded foam body manufactured thereby. A recessed step portion (6) that faces the cavity (4) of the aforementioned mold (1) is provided in the mating face (3a) of at least one part (3) of said mold (1), at at least a portion of the parting line (P) (formed in the inner face of the cavity (4)) adjacent to which the reinforcing member (22) is disposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kuroki, Teruo Iwai, Taisuke Yonezawa
  • Publication number: 20140374940
    Abstract: A foaming die device for forming a headrest is provided, which comprises a lower die having a first protrusion and an upper die having a second protrusion. The lower and upper dies are used for accommodating a trim cover assembly with a headrest stay portion extending outwardly through a stay passage hole formed in the trim cover assembly. The first and second protrusions are adapted to press and turn over a projected area created about the stay hole into the inside of that trim cover assembly. Also, a foaming process for forming the headrest, using this foaming die device, is provided, in which the projected area is turned over by the first and second protrusions into the trim cover assembly when placing the trim cover assembly in the dies. Hence, conventional preliminary steps using cylindrical stick to turn over the projected area into the trim cover assembly are eliminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi TABATA, Takafumi KOJIMA
  • Publication number: 20140374939
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a lens device includes steps of: injecting an outer-layer material into a mold; injecting an inner-layer material into the mold, wherein the inner-layer material is enclosed by the outer-layer material; and solidifying the outer-layer material and the inner-layer material. The lens device made by the manufacturing method of this invention can exert the advantage of decreasing the cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: CHIH MING CHEN
  • Publication number: 20140373717
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the technical field of air filter products, and more particularly to an integrated electrostatic dust collection device for efficiently capturing particles in air and an electret processing technique thereof. The main body of the dust collection device is formed by stacking a plurality of layers of dust collection boards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Baozhu Wang
  • Publication number: 20140349085
    Abstract: The present invention is 3D nanostructured porous metal oxide and the method of fabricating said metal oxide, wherein said method is comprising the steps of: (a) spin-coating with photoresist onto substrate; (b) forming periodic 3D porous nanostructure patterned pore in said photoresist using proximity-field nanopatterning; (c) impregnating metal oxide into said 3D pore of photoresist having said periodic 3D pore pattern as template via atomic layered deposition (ALD) with metal precursor; and (d) obtaining 3D nanostructured porous metal oxide having the inverse shape of said template by removing said photoresist template.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: SeokWoo Jeon, ChangUi Ahn
  • Publication number: 20140349019
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to a personal care device comprising an immiscible conditioning composition formed by combining a hydrophilic matrix, such as a polymeric material, and a hydrophobic conditioning agent. More particularly, the present disclosure relates to a personal care device comprising a hydrophilic matrix, such as a polymeric material, and a hydrophobic conditioning agent dispersed therein, such as a silicone or a siloxane-based agent suitable for transferring from the device surface, and more particularly the matrix surface, to hair or skin surfaces in contact therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: David W. Everett, Maciej Murzynski, Giovanni Gonzalez, Richard A. Harthun, Daniele Rosati
  • Patent number: 8894896
    Abstract: A method of making garment material, the method having the steps: applying coagulant (34) to a substrate (32); applying a foam (38) of the polymeric material to the substrate (32); allowing the coagulant (34) to coagulate some of the foam (38); and removing uncoagulated foam (38) from the substrate (32) to leave a layer of coagulated polymeric material on the substrate (32).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: A T G Ceylon (Private) Limited
    Inventors: John Arthur Taylor, Agampodl Sunil Shantha Mendis, Mohamed Fazal Abdeen, Howard William Thomas Goth
  • Publication number: 20140327287
    Abstract: A headrest that facilitates the assembly of a structural member for absorbing impact, and a method for producing the same. The method for manufacturing the headrest having surface material headrest stay, seal sealing an opening at the bottom of headrest, plate-like impact-absorbing member, one end of which is connected to seal, and foamed body in headrest includes a step of inserting headrest stay in insertion holes and of seal and assembling it, a step of inserting headrest stay and impact-absorbing member through the opening, a step of inserting a circumferential portion of the opening of surface material into seal, a step of injecting a foaming material through injection hole of seal and foaming it, and a step of forming a foamed body by curing the injected foaming material. The opening is sealed when the foaming material impregnates and cures at the circumferential portion of the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Takao Komatsubara, Naoki Sakane, Kouji Makino
  • Publication number: 20140319717
    Abstract: A method for producing a bicycle saddle including a cover, a shell and a filler. The method is carried out by a mold including upper part with a male portion and a lower part with a female portion, which are pin-jointed together. The method comprises the steps of preheating the mold to a predetermined temperature; opening the mold; treating a layer of release agent onto the surfaces of the male portion and the female portion; spraying a first layer of a first plastic material onto the surface of the female portion treated with the layer of release agent to form a cover; coupling a shell to the male portion; pouring a second layer of a second plastic material onto the female portion; closing the mold and holding it in the closed position a period of time to form the filler; opening the mold to remove the finished saddle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: VELO ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tsai-Yun YU
  • Patent number: 8871122
    Abstract: A method facilitates fabricating a cellular cushion. The method comprises injecting material into a mold in an injection molding process to form a cushion first layer that includes a plurality of hollow cells that extend outward from the base and are each coupled together in flow communication, coupling a second layer to the first layer, and coupling an injection stem in flow communication to the plurality of hollow cells to enable an operating pressure within the cells to be changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Star Cushion Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Gerard Fraser