Abstract: A method of fabricating a refrigerator cabinet or door includes forming a wrapper and an inner liner. The method further includes forming a vacuum insulated core comprising a permeable core material that is disposed inside an impermeable envelope. A sheet of prefabricated compressible foam material is positioned between the vacuum insulated core between the inner door liner and/or the door wrapper. The prefabricated compressible foam material may be cut from a sheet of foam having substantially uniform thickness prior to fabrication of the refrigerator door. The foam compresses to accommodate differences in spacing between the vacuum insulated core and the door wrapper and/or the door liner.
Abstract: Provided is a door for a refrigerator. The door includes an outer door manufactured by pressing and deforming a metal sheet. The outer door includes a first surface, second to fifth surfaces extending from the first surface, and a plurality of flanges extending from the second to fifth surfaces. The first to fifth surfaces are integrated with each other and defined based on the pressing and deforming of the metal sheet. A door liner is coupled to surfaces of the plurality of flanges of the outer door, and an insulation material is disposed in a space defined between the door liner and the outer door.
Abstract: A molding process and a mold for manufacturing a toothbrush of plastic material with a resistant inner core, is disclosed. It is provided to manufacture a resistant inner core, and to introduce it into a mold cavity having opposite footprints belonging to a lower half-mold and an upper half-mold (S2) and to subsequently inject molten plastic material into the mold cavity for manufacturing at least part of the toothbrush handle. A resistant metal core is placed into a respective footprint of the lower half-mold in contact with at least two support platforms, adapted to support the core in the proximity of a central line of the mold cavity, and before the injection of structural plastic material, to couple the lower half-mold with an upper half-mold having at least one ribbing to contact with the metal core at least in a position between the support platforms and in a position opposite thereto.
Abstract: A system for executing a symmetric key cryptographic method includes a processor selecting data paths, a key, an initialization vector, a memory storing batched operation parameters, a bus connected to the processor and the memory, a cryptographic processor connected to the bus and controlled by the processor for performing a plurality of operations according to the operations parameter, wherein data for each operation is received individually and separately from the batched operation parameters, wherein an output for each operation is transmitted separately, and a pair of first-in-first-out (FIFO) state machines controlled by the processor and selectably connected to one of the cryptographic processor and the bus, bypassing the cryptographic processor.
April 18, 2008
Date of Patent:
February 12, 2013
International Business Machines Corporation
Mark Lindemann, Ronald Perez, Sean William Smith
Abstract: An applicator brush for liquid or pasty media, especially for decorative cosmetics such as mascara. The brush comprises a rod-shaped support (11) which is provided with a plurality of injection-molded projections (12) on the outside thereof. The projections (12) are made of synthetic material, protrude radially in different directions and are arranged at a mutual distance from each other. The aim of the invention is to reliably obtain a good combing effect and equal appliance of the means to be applied. To this end, the projections (12) are provided with a cross-section which tapers towards the free end of the projections (12). The projections (12) and the support (11) are made from a flexible synthetic material, especially an elastomeric synthetic material.
Abstract: Surgical clamps, tissue retractors and surgical stabilizers are disclosed having gripping surfaces from which extend resilient filaments. The distal ends of some of the resilient filaments abut against engaged vessels, tissues or organs to restrict movement of the vessels, tissue or organs relative to the gripping surfaces. In the preferred embodiment, the resilient filaments are arranged in rows and oriented at particular angles relative to the gripping surfaces. Methods of applying resilient filaments to pads for attachment to a surgical clamp, tissue retractor or surgical stabilizer are also disclosed.
March 16, 2001
Date of Patent:
October 8, 2002
Novare Surgical Systems, Inc.
Thomas J. Fogarty, George D. Hermann, Joshua S. Whittemore, Thomas A. Howell
Abstract: Decorated personal grooming devices, and particularly, decorated toothbrushes, comprise a handle, a neck and a head. The devices further comprise a plastic film having a decorative pattern thereon, said film being in conforming contact with at least a portion of the handle. When the device of the invention is a toothbrush, it further comprises bristles attached to said head. A toothbrush of the invention may be decorated by providing a toothbrush body having a handle, a neck and a head; providing a heat-shrinkable plastic film in tubular form having a decorative pattern thereon; positioning the tubular film around at least a portion of the handle such that the portion of the handle is contained in the interior region of the tubular film; and heating the film to a temperature and for a time sufficient to cause the film to shrink into conforming contact with the toothbrush handle.
Abstract: A cosmetic applicator is disclosed which includes an applicator pad, or tip, comprised of a single piece of foam rubber having a substantially uniform thickness. An elongated handle, or wand, having at least one threaded end is positioned inside an opening in the applicator pad. An adhesive, inside the opening of the applicator pad, attaches the applicator pad to the threaded end of the handle. Notably, the adhesive may be inserted into the opening of the applicator pad during the assembly process and, most advantageously, it does not require drying for further handling. The method for making the applicator for applying cosmetics generally comprises placing an applicator tip in tension, forming a cavity in the applicator tip, and inserting a wand into the cavity.
Abstract: Method for manufacturing brush bodies, more particularly brush bodies (1) made of synthetic material, which are provided with at least one insert (2), and wherein in the insert (2) is firstly covered by injection on one side in a die (5) and subsequently on the other side also in a die.
Abstract: A brush designed with a hook built into the handle for hanging the brush on the side of a can or container. The brush is formed by a new method in which the tufts have a tapered knot and the handle is molded around the tapered knot such that the knot is anchored in the handle.
Abstract: A toothbrush head deforming device (10) is provided for a deformable toothbrush (16). The deformable toothbrush (16) for which the device can be used has at least one region (20, 21) of its head (15) weakened so that a sharp and discrete deformation or bending about the weakened region (20, 21) may occur. The deforming device (10) includes means (18, 19) for obstructing the movement of a desired part of the head (15) adjacent a weakened region (20, 21) so that upon application of pressure on the part of the head (15) that does not have its movement obstructed, a sharp and discrete deformation or bending about the weakened region (20, 21) may occur.
Abstract: A method for a brush construction which includes a brush handle having a hollowed end portion for receiving a tuft of bristles wherein the tuft of bristles is reversely folded about a plastic filament, which is reversely folded oppositely to that of the bristles whereby the free ends of the plastic filament and the associated tuft of bristles form a bundle which, when inserted into the hollow end portion of the handle is positively retained therein by the inherent resiliency of the bundle. To more securely retain the tuft of bristles to the handle, the handle is formed of plastic whereby the plastic filament is sonically welded or fused to the plastic brush handle.