Binding Or Covering And Cutting Patents (Class 29/33.5)
  • Patent number: 9296044
    Abstract: Adjoining edges of adjacent honeycomb core panel sections are mechanically interlocked. In one embodiment, the method includes forming a first edge along a first cellular core panel section. The first edge includes a first plurality of edge cell walls along the first edge. The method further includes forming a second edge along a second cellular core panel section, wherein the second edge includes a second plurality of edge cell walls along the second edge. The first edge is positioned proximate to the second edge. At least a portion of at least one of the first plurality of edge cell walls is mechanically interlocked with at least a portion of at least one of the second plurality of edge cell walls to form a joint therebetween. The invention also includes a composite structure at least partially produced by such a method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: ROHR, INC.
    Inventor: Alan Richard Douglas
  • Patent number: 8561272
    Abstract: A ductmaking apparatus forms a laminate section including a sheet metal layer and a layer of insulation fastened to the sheet metal layer. The layer of insulation is severed from a moving web of insulation by pivoting slicing movement of a knife across the moving web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Formtek, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael C. Borwig
  • Patent number: 8375573
    Abstract: A forming apparatus for forming a wire joint portion including a connection portion and an insulative tube covering the connection portion is provided. The forming apparatus includes: a production information acquiring unit which acquires production information; a connection portion forming unit which fixes a plurality of wires selected on the basis of the production information, and then electrically connects conductor portions of the wires together to form the connection portion; a first fusing unit which fuses one open end portion of the insulative tube to close the one open end portion; an inserting unit which moves the wires so as to insert the connection portion into the insulative tube through the other open end portion of the insulative tube; a second fusing unit which fuses the other open end portion of the insulative tube and insulative sheaths of the wires together so as to form the wire joint portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Kouji Daitou, Mikitsugu Suzuki, Kenji Tanaka, Noriyuki Fukaya, Tetsuro Ide
  • Publication number: 20120317774
    Abstract: The invention relates to a support for metal coils (1, 11, 31), wherein a metal coil (1, 11, 31) substantially has a circular circumference as viewed in cross section and the support comprises at least three support points (2, 2?, 12, 32), which are arranged in such a manner as to make contact with the metal coil (1, 11, 31) in the circumferential direction of the metal coil (1, 11, 31) when the metal coil (1, 11, 31) is laid on the support. The support permits particularly secure storage and/or transportation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: SMS SIEMAG AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Klaus Bäumer
  • Publication number: 20120279031
    Abstract: A production line for manufacturing high temperature alloy furnace pipes and piperows characterized in that it comprises of a casting department production line, a machining department production line and a welding department production line. In the casting production line, a pipeline section is casted via the process of centrifugal casting. In the machining process, the tectorium of internal bore of the pipeline section is removed via the process of boring hole and a groove is machined via a digitally controlled pipe machine. In the welding process, the pipeline sections are welded into a long pipe via the process of argon-arc welding, and flanges and pipe fittings are welded to make a furnace pipes, and further, long furnace pipes are welded into piperows. Finally, quality products of furnace pipes and piperows are ensured through a series of testing equipments and testing procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventors: Jie Pu, Mingsheng He
  • Patent number: 7480971
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and a device for mounting a fastening element (12) to a part (13), e.g. a sheet metal part, said fastening element comprising a head piece (14) with a tubular rivet section (16) which is disposed concentric to an axis of symmetry (18) of the fastening element (12) or a fastening section (20) of the fastening element (12) and extends into the head piece via a radially extending contact surface (22). The rivet section (16) is guided through the part (12) so as to form a hole in said part, and the rivet section (12) is flanged such that the part is clamped between the contact surface and the flanged rivet section in the area of the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: Profile Verbindungstechnik GmbH & Co., KG
    Inventors: Diehl Oliver, Richard Humpert
  • Patent number: 7464451
    Abstract: A combination book binding machine with a plastic coil forming machine, whereby a plastic spiral coil is formed at a first raised temperature, then cut to a length sufficient for the plastic spiral coil to bind a book, cooled and then advanced toward a receiving coil conveyor of a coil binding machine, for binding the book with a plastic coil at the lowered cooled temperature. The binding machine and method for spirally binding a sheaf of papers into a book uses an adjustable speed drive to rotate the cooled flexible plastic spiral coil into respective holes in the book. The book has a plurality of holes in a row adjacent one edge of the book to receive the leading edge of the plastic spiral binding coils. A cylindrically shaped mandrel is spaced apart from a glidable block. The plastic pre-formed spiral binding coil is fed onto the mandrel from the distal end thereof, with the leading edge of the binding element facing and spaced apart from the book.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignee: Spiel Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Norton Spiel
  • Patent number: 7373707
    Abstract: The milling apparatus (10) is arranged in such a manner that the deep groove cutter (21) is attached to the milling cutter (20) and the rotational drive shaft (23a) is approximately orthogonal to a spine (16a) of a sheet bundle (16) by the mechanism for tilting the drive apparatus (24) when an EVA-based hot melt adhesive is used. The milling apparatus (10) is arranged in such a manner that the shallow cutter (22) is attached to the milling cutter (20) and the rotational drive shaft (23a) is tilted with respect to a conveying direction of the sheet bundle (16) by the mechanism for tilting the drive apparatus (24) when a PUR-based holt melt adhesive is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: Horizon International Inc.
    Inventors: Ko Ouchiyama, Hirohito Nakanishi, Shigenobu Fukuda, Kanta Kambara
  • Publication number: 20080107532
    Abstract: A system for manufacturing an integrally bladed rotor is provided. This system includes a ring component, wherein the ring component further includes at least one metal matrix composite and a continuous radially outwardly facing conical surface; an airfoil component, wherein the airfoil component further includes a plurality of individual airfoil blades, wherein at least a portion of each individual airfoil blade has been reinforced with at least one metal matrix composite, and wherein each of the plurality of airfoil blades further includes a radially inwardly facing blade conical surface; and inertia welding means for frictionally engaging under an axially applied weld load the ring component and the airfoil component to effect an inertia weld therebetween along the conical surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2006
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Charles W. Carrier, Chen-yu J. Chou
  • Publication number: 20080107533
    Abstract: A system for manufacturing an integrally bladed rotor is provided. This system includes a ring component, wherein the ring component further includes at least one metal matrix composite and a continuous radially outwardly facing blade conical surface; an airfoil component, wherein the at least one airfoil component has been created from a single, unitary piece of material and further includes a plurality of individual airfoil blades and a continuous radially inwardly facing blade conical surface; and inertia welding means for frictionally engaging under an axially applied weld load the ring component and the airfoil component to effect an inertia weld therebetween along the conical surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2006
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Charles W. Carrier, Chen-yu J. Chou
  • Publication number: 20080107531
    Abstract: A system for manufacturing an integrally bladed rotor is provided. This system includes a ring component, wherein the ring component further includes at least one metal matrix composite and a plurality of radially outwardly facing blade conical surfaces; an airfoil component, wherein the airfoil component further includes: a plurality of individual airfoil blades, wherein each of the plurality of airfoil blades further includes a radially inwardly facing blade conical surface; and inertia welding means for frictionally engaging under an axially applied weld load the ring component and the airfoil component to effect an inertia weld therebetween along the conical surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2006
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Chen-yu J. Chou, Charles W. Carrier
  • Publication number: 20070251069
    Abstract: The milling apparatus (10) is arranged in such a manner that the deep groove cutter (21) is attached to the milling cutter (20) and the rotational drive shaft (23a) is approximately orthogonal to a spine (16a) of a sheet bundle (16) by the mechanism for tilting the drive apparatus (24) when an EVA-based hot melt adhesive is used. The milling apparatus (10) is arranged in such a manner that the shallow cutter (22) is attached to the milling cutter (20) and the rotational drive shaft (23a) is tilted with respect to a conveying direction of the sheet bundle (16) by the mechanism for tilting the drive apparatus (24) when a PUR-based holt melt adhesive is used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Inventors: Ko Ouchiyama, Hirohito Nakanishi, Shigenobu Fukuda, Kanta Kambara
  • Patent number: 7152296
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process and a device for forming a planiform piece intended, in particular, for the interior fittings of motor vehicles, in which a layer of support material (1) is covered, at least on one of its faces (2) and in the area of a portion (3), at least, of its contour, or so-called portion to be bordered, with a cladding sheet (4) and said support (1) is cut along said portion to be bordered (3) in such a way that said cladding (4) projects from said support (1) in the area of said portion. According to the invention, a cutting tool (5) is pre-positioned between said cladding (4) and said support (1) along said portion to bordered (3) said cutting is effected with said cutting tool (5), when the support (1) is covered by the cladding (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Saelen, Jean-Yves Delattre, Bernard Freycon
  • Patent number: 6912762
    Abstract: An automated de-banding machine which can perform by scanning the surface of the pallet to determine the number and position of bands to be removed. The machine also is capable of analyzing to determine the overlay bands from underlay bands. The overlay bands are removed first and typically fed individually to a chopper which chops the bands into pieces for recycling. The band information may be recorded and used to facilitate handling of a similar type of pallet in future operations to eliminate any stoppage for determination of retooling or adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Assignee: R. A. Pearson Company
    Inventors: Richard R. Lile, Daniel V. Brown
  • Patent number: 6625857
    Abstract: A method of forming a capacitive element for a circuit board or chip carrier having improved capacitance is provided. The element is formed from a pair of conductive sheets having a dielectric component laminated therebetween. The dielectric component is formed of two or more dielectric sheets, at least one of which can be partially cured followed by being fully cured. The lamination takes place by laminating a partially cured sheet to at least one other sheet of dielectric material and one of the conductive sheets. The total thickness of the two sheets of the dielectric component does not exceed about 4 rolls and preferably does not exceed about 3 mils; thus, the single dielectric sheet does not exceed about 2 mils and preferably does not exceed about 1.5 mils in thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2003
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Bernd K. Appelt, John M. Lauffer
  • Patent number: 6484386
    Abstract: An apparatus adapted to form curved beam sections, such as a brake shoe, includes a rollformer, a cut-off device, and a re-former or sweeping device. The rollformer includes rollers constructed and arranged to rollform the sheet material into an elongated linear beam, where the beam has a T-shaped cross-section. The cut-off device cuts the arcuately-shaped beam into segments that are about 9 to 12 inches long. The sweep device is positioned in line with the rollformer (or off-line as a secondary operation) and is adapted to form the beam into a tightly-radiused longitudinal shape, such as about 100 mm radius, where the support flange and center web form an arcuate crescent shape. In an alternative form, the apparatus also has a re-forming device configured to reshape the segments so that the beam section is very accurately formed. However, it is contemplated that, depending upon the arcuately shaped beam section desired, a re-former may not be required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2002
    Assignee: Shape Corporation
    Inventors: Steve Tuin, Thomas Crowell
  • Publication number: 20020112331
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a semiconductor device includes the steps of, after sawing a semiconductor substrate into individual semiconductor chips in a state that the semiconductor substrate is covered by an adhesive tape, applying a dry gas to the adhesive tape in a state that the adhesive tape carries thereon the semiconductor chips, applying an infrared radiation to the adhesive tape in a state that the adhesive tape carries thereon the semiconductor chips, and curing the adhesive layer on the adhesive tape in a state that the adhesive tape carries thereon the semiconductor chips, by irradiating a ultraviolet radiation to the adhesive tape, wherein the step of applying the dry gas, the step of applying the infrared radiation and the said step of curing the adhesive layer are conducted substantially simultaneously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2002
    Publication date: August 22, 2002
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Yutaka Yamada
  • Patent number: 6296349
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for aligning a TAB circuit on first and second intersecting surfaces of a print head. The methods comprise aligning a chip portion of the TAB circuit on the first surface and applying a progressive force along the contact pad portion of the TAB circuit to align the contact pad portion on the second surface of the print head. The apparatus comprise a machine for aligning the chip portion of the TAB circuit on the first surface and roller for applying a progressive force along the contact pad portion of the TAB circuit to align the contact pad portion on the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2001
    Assignee: Lexmark International, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Samples