Fold At Edge Patents (Class 428/121)
  • Patent number: 10349534
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a display apparatus capable of implementing to be slim and lightweight. The display apparatus includes a display panel for displaying an image; a bottom chassis disposed in a rear of the display panel; and wherein the bottom chassis is formed with a panel including a plastic core and a planar material stacked on a side of the plastic core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byoung Jung Kim, Byung Joo Paek
  • Patent number: 10336012
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for producing a profiled semi-finished plastic product from flexible web material, including: providing a plurality of webs of flexible material, —continuously and simultaneously feeding the webs of material to and along a plurality of shaping pieces arranged next to each other, folding each web of material around a respective shaping piece to form a body and an edge strip which projects transversely with respect to the body,—causing the edge strips of different webs of material to at least partly cover each other, impregnating the webs of flexible material provided or the assembly of webs of material with folded-over edge strips covering each other with a hardenable unit, causing the hardenable unit to harden to form the profiled semi-finished plastic product, wherein open spaces remain between two neighbouring bodies and edge strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: FiberCore IP B.V.
    Inventor: Johannes Hendricus Alphonsus Peeters
  • Patent number: 10297172
    Abstract: A receipt and label roll comprises a core and a web having a longitudinally-extending axis and wound on the core along the axis. The web includes (i) a substrate having a front side and a back side opposite the front side, (ii) a thermally-sensitive coating disposed on the front side of the substrate, (iii) adhesive disposed on a portion of the back side of the substrate along the web axis, and (iv) a release coating disposed on the front side of the substrate along the web axis to prevent the adhesive from sticking to the front side of the substrate when the web is wound on the core. The web further includes (v) a longitudinal weakened structure extending along a direction parallel to the web axis and dividing the web into a first web portion on which the adhesive is disposed and a second web portion which is substantially devoid of adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Iconex LLC
    Inventors: Steven Harold Nahm, Robert McDaniel
  • Patent number: 10253223
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a semiconductor device including: a first semiconductor element fixed onto an adherend by flip-chip connection; an adhesive layer for embedding a space between the adherend and the first semiconductor element and embedding the first semiconductor element; and a second semiconductor element connected to the first semiconductor element via the adhesive layer, wherein the adhesive layer has a predetermined melt viscosity and thixotropic index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Jung Hak Kim, Hee Jung Kim, Se Ra Kim, Kwang Joo Lee, Seung Hee Nam, Young Kook Kim
  • Patent number: 10059505
    Abstract: A hinge-lid package has a box body (8) and a lid (6) which are formed from a blank. The box body (8) and the lid (6) have rounded edges (16 and 18) as longitudinal edges thereof. The rounded edge (16 and 18) has an arc-like shape created by a groove pattern formed only in the inner surface of the rounded edge. The groove pattern makes the corresponding lattice design (F) appear in the outer surface of the rounded edge (16 and 18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Tanbo, Toru Iwano
  • Patent number: 10059427
    Abstract: Fuselage assemblies, over-frame blanket assemblies, and methods of installing over-frame blanket assemblies are provided. A fuselage assembly for an aircraft includes a fuselage skin, a cabin liner, and an over-frame blanket assembly. The cabin liner has an outer side facing the fuselage skin. The over-frame blanket assembly is disposed between the fuselage skin and the cabin liner and has a first blanket piece. The first blanket piece includes a first sound barrier layer that defines a first outer surface of the over-frame blanket assembly and a first sound absorbing layer that defines a second outer surface of the over-frame blanket assembly facing the fuselage skin. A method of installing the over-frame blanket assembly includes positioning the first blanket piece in an orientation such that the first sound barrier layer is directly adjacent the cabin liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: GULFSTREAM AEROSPACE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mike Lucas, Kristopher Philip Lynch
  • Patent number: 9995042
    Abstract: An assembly for covering a gutter is disclosed which comprises a mounting member for attachment to a fascia or rafter or the like (10; 100) and a cover member (50) for covering and enclosing a gutter. The mounting member provides upper (22; 120) and lower (34;117) engagement means for engagement with corresponding engagement means (58, 62) defined in ends of the cover member. The engagement means of the mounting member include at least one gap or a space defined between two spaced walls for receiving a generally v-shaped end of the cover and at least one of the walls defines a flange/stop for engaging with the end of the cover for retaining the end of the cover between the walls. The cover will typically be formed from a material such as rolled steel, which may be coated painted or otherwise treated so as to be rust-resistant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: ACAMBA PTY LTD
    Inventor: Paul Phillip Axford
  • Patent number: 9877874
    Abstract: An adhesive dressing for application to the skin or a wound, the dressing comprising a backing layer having a skin facing surface and a non-skin facing surface, the skin facing surface being provided with substantially parallel adhesive lanes arranged with a distance in between such that the adhesive lanes are spaced from each other's by a portion of uncoated backing layer. The configuration of the dressing provides improved flexibility and permeability of the dressing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Anders Christian Nielsen, Tune Bjarke Bonné, Mehrdad Jafari
  • Patent number: 9809003
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for providing do-it-yourself protection from environmental forces to at least a portion of a structure are provided. The device can include a woven fabric having at least one edge with opposing first and second sides and a reinforcing fabric having a first portion and a second portion, at least the first portion being attached to a portion of the woven fabric at the at least one edge to form at least one reinforced portion, the device being afixable to the structure by at least one anchor extending through the reinforced portion into the structure, the at least one reinforced portion providing tear-resistance at the location of the anchor extending therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: TARGUS INTERNATIONAL COMPANY
    Inventor: Teddy Gower
  • Patent number: 9783131
    Abstract: A decorated molded article includes a corner portion in the form of an entirely rounded corner portion. The rounded corner portion has a distal end face at a distal end thereof. The distal end face has a width determined by an outer curved line and an inner curved line. The inner curved line has a central portion curved to approach the outer curved line. The width of the distal end face of the rounded corner portion is smaller than a width of a distal end face formed at a distal end of the first wall extending from the substrate body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: MORIROKU TECHNOLOGY COMPANY LTD.
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Murakami
  • Patent number: 9637214
    Abstract: A manufacturing method is disclosed for manufacturing of a composite stiffening element, including: arranging composite laminates partially between caul plates and mold halves, and partially between a movable upper sandwich plate and a movable lower sandwich plate, moving the upper and lower sandwich plates together and moving the assembly formed by the first caul plate and the first mold half and the assembly formed by the second caul plate and the second mold half, and joining and co-curing the composite laminates to make up the composite stiffening element. A composite stiffening element is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS S.L.
    Inventors: Yolanda Miguez Charines, Juan Carlos Ovejero Sànchez, Eva Belén Morillo Sànchez
  • Patent number: 9597428
    Abstract: A body waste collecting device includes a collecting pouch and an adhesive wafer for attachment to the body. The adhesive wafer includes a backing layer, a first adhesive and a second adhesive. The second adhesive includes a polar plasticizing oil or a combination of polar plasticizing oils in the content of above 10% (w/w) of the second adhesive, and at least one polar polyethylene copolymer, where the content of the polyethylene copolymer is 10-50% (w/w) of the second adhesive, and the polyethylene copolymer has a melt flow index below 2 g/10 min (190° C./21.1N).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Esben Stroebech, Anders Bach, Hasse Buus
  • Patent number: 9555280
    Abstract: An attachment assembly for an exercise device and a method of using the same. The device includes a first end and a second end; a first J-hook defining a portion of the second end; and a second J-hook defining a portion of the second end; wherein the first and second J-hooks are releasably attach the device to a separate exercise structure. The method includes providing a ring on the exercise structure, wherein the ring defines an aperture; affecting relative movement of the ring relative to an exercise assembly, defining a gap between two inverted J-hooks; positioning the ring in the gap beneath two ends of the J-hooks; affecting a relative rotation of the ring relative to the two J-hooks such that the ring is beneath a J-hook passageway defined by a downwardly facing concave surface on each J-hook; and engaging the ring with the concave surface on each J-hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: ARQEX OUTDOOR FITNESS SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Eric A. Kaye, William C. Cesaroni, Morad Ghassemian, Brian W. Mathews, Eugene L. DiMonte, Donovan D. Zielke, Steven M. Lenz
  • Patent number: 9499367
    Abstract: A device is provided for applying a product to the skin. The device includes a tape with a layer of the product disposed on a surface of the tape. The device includes a support. A portion of the tape passes over the support such that the tape is between the support and the product. When the tape moves across the skin, the product transfers from the tape to the skin and the tape advances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: The Dial Corporation
    Inventor: James A. Fernandez
  • Patent number: 9487954
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a laced composite system with high rotational capacity and ductility which resists the suddenly applied dynamic loads by undergoing excessive plastic deformation, while still maintaining the integrity of the system. The laced composite system comprising, a sandwiched filler material between upper and lower cover plates (1); the said cover plates being provided with the plurality of perforations (2) along the length, plurality of reinforcing members (3) being passed through the said perforations to connect the said cover plates leaving bent edges of the reinforcing members projecting outside the cover plates, plurality of transverse/cross rods (4) being attached at the outer side of the said cover plates through the space available in between the cover plates and bends of the reinforcing members projecting outside the cover plates to hold the said reinforcing members in order to enhance the ductility and rotational capacity of the said laced composite system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: COUNCIL OF SCIENTIFIC & INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH
    Inventors: Anandavalli Narayanan, Lakshmanan Narayanan, Nagesh R. Iyer, Rajasankar Jayachandran, Amar Prakash
  • Patent number: 9481995
    Abstract: Methods of applying a foam composition to a cavity in a building structure are provided. The methods include introducing a foam composition into a cavity defined by a wall, a plurality of structural members, and a plastic membrane affixed to one or more faces of the structural members and one or more sides of the structural members defining the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Gaco Western, LLC
    Inventor: Jonathan William Bemis
  • Patent number: 9290865
    Abstract: A three-dimensional corner lap joint preform and a method of forming a three-dimensional corner lap joint preform including a woven flange with one or more legs that extend from the flange. The legs may include one or more independently woven portions which allow formation of a corner without darting the leg or adding additional reinforcement. The independently woven portions may include warp fibers which are not woven into the preform. The unwoven area allows removal of a portion of the leg prior to formation of the corner, allowing the portions of the leg to overlap and form a lap joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Albany Engineered Composites, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael McClain, Jonathan Goering
  • Patent number: 9156599
    Abstract: Method of producing an enforced composite surface delimited element such as a wall, ceiling or roof includes: connecting profile elements, preferably of metal and having a length within the interval 200-250 cm, a width within the interval 15-35 cm, and a depth within the interval 18-40 cm, side by side constituting cell modules having passing through cell elements; adding a substance or a material to the modules to bring completing properties to the construction element; and providing the cell modules with an inner and/or outer completely covering layer at the same time adding strength to the surface delimited element. The surface delimited element includes a series of cell modules constituting of profile elements forming intermediate cells, wherein each cell module has a width of at least 30 cm, a depth of at least 18 cm and the cell modules are internally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: CESIUM HOLDING AB
    Inventor: Jack Gustavsson
  • Patent number: 9114587
    Abstract: A composite panel with a bend therein is formed by first and second adjacent panel sections having a common facesheet forming an outer radius of the bend, and a substantially void-free joint between the adjacent panel sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael S. Lewis, Guy W. Roets
  • Publication number: 20150064386
    Abstract: A stretch release adhesive is disclosed. The stretch release adhesive can be used for extracting an electrical component from an interior surface of a housing of a mobile computing device. The stretch release adhesive can have a double-sided adhesive body configured to adhere the component to the interior surface of the housing. A portion of the double-sided adhesive body is configured to extend out from between the electrical component and the interior surface of the housing to provide a graspable portion. When the stretch release adhesive is adhered between the electrical component and the internal surface of the housing, the stretch release adhesive can receive a pulling force at the graspable portion. If pulled with enough force, the stretch release adhesive will extend outwardly from between the electrical component and the internal surface of the mobile computing device, then completely release the electrical component from the mobile computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Stefan C. MAG, Matthew D. HILL, Scott A. MYERS, Liane J. FANG, Tyler B. CATER
  • Publication number: 20150037534
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for bending at least one edge of a composite sheet, which has at least two outer metallic layers and an inner plastic layer, in which the edge of the composite sheet is edge-bent in a first step and is bent into the finished form in at least one further method step. In addition, the invention relates to a correspondingly bent composite sheet. The object of making a method for bending a composite sheet available, in which cracks in the metallic layers of the composite sheet can be prevented and, at the same time, in which a seam can easily be provided, is achieved by using an edge-bending punch, a holding-down device and an edge-bending jaw during the edge-bending operation and by the edge-bending punch having a notch running in the bending direction below the bending edge of the edge-bending punch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicants: ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG, ThyssenKrupp System Engineering GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Schott, Arndt Marx, Daniel Caspary
  • Patent number: 8932422
    Abstract: A sandwich structure based on a composite panel made of a thermoplastic core layer connected to at least one fiber-reinforced thermoplastic layer, in particular in-situ manufactured sandwich panels, comprises a thermoplastic core, which is arranged between two cover layers, in which the core is reinforced with fiber-reinforced thermoplastic reinforcing ribs which extend between the cover layers. Preferred methods for the manufacture are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: FITS Holding B.V.
    Inventor: Martin Theodoor de Groot
  • Publication number: 20140373662
    Abstract: A robot includes a robot arm, a robot hand, and a covering. The robot hand is disposed on the robot arm. The covering covers at least a part of the robot hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA DENKI
    Inventor: Makoto UMENO
  • Publication number: 20140363592
    Abstract: A three-dimensional supporting frame includes a blank, including an image receiving surface, a back surface opposed to the image receiving surface, a center portion defining a perimeter, and at least three foldable extensions extending from the perimeter. Each of the foldable extensions includes no less than four folds to be folded toward the back surface to form the three-dimensional supporting frame. An unfilled adhesive is positioned on the image receiving surface at least at the center portion, and a filled adhesive is positioned on the image receiving surface at each of the folds that is furthest from the perimeter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company L.P.
    Inventors: Xiaoqi Zhou, David Edmondson, Francois K. Pirayesh
  • Patent number: 8846171
    Abstract: Label media for use in a label media printer to form wide labels is disclosed. The label media includes a releasable liner that has a first side and a second side joined by a longitudinal edge. A first side of a substrate adheres to the first and the second sides of the releasable liner. At least a portion of the substrate is ink-receiving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Brady Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Godfrey, Richard L. Carriere, Edward J. Loeder
  • Patent number: 8846177
    Abstract: Methods and systems for adhering internal components in a portable computing device are described. In some embodiments, an internal component adhesive removal system can include a conforming wrapper. In one embodiment, the conforming wrapper can wrap around a portion of an outer surface of the internal component. The conforming wrapper can secure and at least partially enclose the internal component such that the internal component is sufficiently constrained to protect the internal component from damage during movement of the portable computing device during normal use. In some embodiments, the wrapper comprises one or more shock absorbing features. In some embodiments, the wrapper comprises a feature configured to tear to facilitate removal of the internal component from the portable computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventors: Matthew P. Casebolt, Kathleen A. Bergeron, William F. Leggett, Christiaan A. Ligtenberg, David M. Rockford
  • Patent number: 8765246
    Abstract: The invention relates to a stack or a collection (10) of essentially flat primary products (11-14), in particular printed products, which stack or collection (10) comprises three or more primary products (11-14) which are arranged one immediately above the other in the stack or immediately side by side in the collection and are detachably joined together, and at least one of which is a printed product which has a folded edge. Simple post-processing is achieved by adhesive areas (16) in contact respectively with both adjacent primary products being provided in order to form a detachable connection between adjacent primary products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Ferag AG
    Inventor: Jürg Möckli
  • Publication number: 20140178631
    Abstract: There is provided a shaped product made of a fiber-reinforced composite material including reinforcing fibers having an average fiber length of 5 to 100 mm and a thermoplastic resin. In the shaped product, a volume fraction of reinforcing fibers is 5 to 80%, a reference plane (S) and a standing plane (B) inclined at an angle of 45 to 90 degrees with respect to the reference plane are included, a ratio of an area of the standing plane (B) to an area of the reference plane (S) is 0.5 to 100, and in the fiber-reinforced composite material constituting the shaped product, a ratio of a reinforcing fiber bundle (A) including the reinforcing fibers of a critical number of single fiber or more to the total amount of the reinforcing fibers is 20 Vol % or more and 99 Vol % or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Teijin Limited
    Inventors: Michiharu Taniguchi, Motoomi Arakawa, Toru Sugiyama, Yasunori Nagakura
  • Publication number: 20140178612
    Abstract: A continuous process for making a multi-panel sterilization assembly, the process including the steps of: providing a moving, continuous base web; providing a plurality of subassemblies; applying the subassemblies in position on the moving, continuous base web to define repeating portions that incorporate the subassemblies and alternating portions that lack such subassemblies; providing side tabs; applying the side tabs in position on the moving, continuous base web with respect to at least one edge of the portions that incorporate the subassemblies; attaching the subassemblies and the side tabs to the moving, continuous base web to form a continuous work-piece; and separating the continuous work-piece into individual multi-panel sterilization assemblies, each multi-panel sterilization assembly comprising a barrier panel, a fold protection panel and at least one side tab.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark T. Pamperin, Brian L. Gustin, Eric T. Bricker, Melissa R. Gaynor
  • Patent number: 8734975
    Abstract: A modular thermal management system for a battery in an electric vehicle is provided. In one embodiment, a modular thermal management system for a battery in an electric vehicle is provided. The modular system includes a plurality of manifold segments. Each of the manifold segments further comprises a plurality of fluid ports adapted to connect to a heat exchanger fin for a battery cell. Each manifold segment corresponds to a battery stack comprised of a plurality cells and heat exchanger fins. At least one manifold clip is provided for securing two adjacent manifold segments together. The manifold clip bridges the coupling joint and engages retention features on each of the two manifold segments in order to inhibiting separation longitudinally between the two manifold segments. A plurality of manifold clips are configured to secure a plurality of manifold segments together accommodate a plurality of battery stack configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Neil Robert Burrows, George Albert Garfinkel, Stephen Henry Gunderson
  • Patent number: 8728263
    Abstract: A composite structure is provided including a first fabric and a second fabric. A substantially elongate and substantially rigid first member is spaced apart from and coupled with the first fabric via the second fabric. A resin substantially is infused into the first fabric and the second fabric, and substantially encapsulates the first member to form a unitary structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Alexander Velicki, Patrick J. Thrash
  • Publication number: 20140127435
    Abstract: Provided herein is a resin-metal complex and a manufacturing method thereof, the resin-metal complex being a synthetic resin comprising an olefin resin, filler, and coupling agent combined with a metallic material, the filler being at least one of an organic filler and inorganic filler, the inorganic filler being wood flour, wood pellet, wood fiber, or paper powder, and the inorganic filler being talc, calcium carbonate, wollastonite, or kaolinite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: WAPS. CO. LTD
    Inventors: Jae Choon Lee, Sungmin Park, Sungshick Paik
  • Patent number: 8709576
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments concern a curved structural part composed of a composite material with reinforced, continuous fibers whose cross section includes at least two wings, with said fibers extending from one wing to the other, with said structural part having a variation in the width of its section parallel to the local radius of curvature. The structural element that results from assembling the parts in the disclosed embodiments therefore has local widening of the section at the connections between the parts constituting a structural element, such as an aircraft fuselage frame, and widening at the connection with the floor profiles, if such a profile is used to make an aircraft fuselage structure. The disclosed embodiments also concern a process for manufacturing such a part, as well as a device for advantageously implementing such a process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations (SAS)
    Inventors: Vanessa Kubryk, Nathalie Hellard-Lambic
  • Publication number: 20140113107
    Abstract: A fiber composite component made of a fiber composite material comprises at least one first surface section, at least one second surface section and at least one transition region. The first surface section and the second surface section are arranged at an angle to each other and incorporate the transition region. The transition region comprises at least one first curvature section and at least one second curvature section whose mean curvatures differ from each other, which curvature sections connect to each other in a tangentially continuous manner. The first surface section connects to the transition region, and the transition region connects to the second surface section in each case in a tangentially continuous manner. In one example, the radius of curvature of the first curvature section is smaller than that of the second curvature section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: Tobias Kremer
  • Patent number: 8703270
    Abstract: A napkin having a basic quadratic shape. Two or three slits are provided that are disposed parallel to one another. The slits are spaced from at least one outer edge of the napkin, and each slit has a length configured to receive at least a portion of a piece of cutlery or an eating utensil therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Mank GmbH
    Inventor: Lothar Hümmerich
  • Publication number: 20140096889
    Abstract: Methods and systems for adhering internal components in a portable computing device are described. In some embodiments, an internal component adhesive removal system can include a conforming wrapper. In one embodiment, the conforming wrapper can wrap around a portion of an outer surface of the internal component. The conforming wrapper can secure and at least partially enclose the internal component such that the internal component is sufficiently constrained to protect the internal component from damage during movement of the portable computing device during normal use. In some embodiments, the wrapper comprises one or more shock absorbing features. In some embodiments, the wrapper comprises a feature configured to tear to facilitate removal of the internal component from the portable computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventors: Matthew P. CASEBOLT, Kathleen A. BERGERON, William F. LEGGETT, Christiaan A. LIGTENBERG, David M. ROCKFORD
  • Patent number: 8691355
    Abstract: Disclosed is a film dressing comprising a film dressing body. The film dressing body (1) comprises a film (2) and a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer (3) provided on one side of the film (2). The film dressing further comprises a release liner (4) covering the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer (3) on its adhesive face, and a carrier (5) covering the backside of the film (2). A carrier division part (5d) is provided to divide the carrier (5) into a carrier first part (51) and a carrier second part (52). A flap layer (7) is stacked so as to cover the carrier division part (5d). A flap layer division part (7d) is provided in the flap layer (7) to divide the flap layer (7) into a flap layer first part (71) and a flap layer second part (72) which are partially joined respectively on the carrier first pat (51) and the carrier second part (52). Preferably, division parts (4d1, 4d2) are provided in the release liner (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshio Funakoshi, Seishi Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20140065354
    Abstract: A method is provided of fabricating a composite stiffener having a curved web and at least one curved flange. A substantially straight length of unidirectional prepreg tape is placed on a carrier. The at least one curved flange is formed by using the carrier to steer a first portion of the tape onto a first curved tool surface. The curved web is formed by using the carrier to form a second portion of the tape onto a second curved tool surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: THE BOEING COMPANY
  • Publication number: 20140050881
    Abstract: Disclosed are folded configurations in coiled sheets enabling formation of masking sheet rolls for improved dispensing and unfolding, in combination, with adhesive tape securable to a walled surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: 3M Inoovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Kevin W. Anderson, Thomas E. Dewey, JR., Joseph T. Bartusiak, Lee A. Thomas, Russell J. Heyrman
  • Patent number: 8609222
    Abstract: A vehicle interior component in which a back-fastened member such as an upholstery or a noise insulator is fastened to a back side of a resin interior base material with a fastener, includes: a fastener-driven rib having plasticity and plate-like shape being integrally formed on the back side of the resin interior base material so as to protrude from the back side in such a posture that the fastener-driven rib is inclined at a predetermined angle with respect to the back side; and the fastener being driven into the fastener-driven rib so as to pass through the fastener-driven rib in such a posture that the fastener intersects with the fastener-driven rib, whereby the fastener is engaged with the fastener-driven rib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Toyoda Iron Works Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Hideaki Sakai
  • Publication number: 20130323461
    Abstract: A door including a decorative panel is provided. The door may include a door liner, an outer door connected to the door liner, an insulation material disposed between the door liner and the outer door, and a decorative panel provided on an outer surface of the outer door. The decorative panel may include a front surface and a side surface extending at a bend from the front surface. The door may be coupled to a refrigerator or other home appliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: Jinwoo SHIM, Byeongkyun Seo
  • Patent number: 8597761
    Abstract: A stack of interfolded absorbent sheet products comprises a plurality of absorbent sheets each of which is itself folded at least twice about axes that are perpendicular to one another. Each sheet comprises a first fold that is offset from a line parallel to the first fold bisecting the sheet, and a second fold approximately bisecting the sheet in a direction perpendicular to the first fold. Each sheet is folded such that offset portions of the sheet are positioned interiorly of the sheet when folded. The absorbent sheets preferably have an embossed surface relief of a predetermined pattern or design. Each of the absorbent sheets within the stack comprises at least one pair of panels sandwiched between a pair of adjacent panels of another of the absorbent sheets in the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: John S. Formon, Frederick R. Albrecht
  • Publication number: 20130316131
    Abstract: A skin-stiffener transition assembly (1) with a skin (4) and two L-shaped fiber-reinforced fabric preforms (2, 3) for a flange and a composite gusset filler (5) integrated between said skin (4) and said two L-shaped fiber-reinforced fabric preforms (2, 3). The skin (4) comprises two separate skin layers (7, 8) and the flange comprises a flange layer (6), each of said skin layers (7, 8) and said flange layer (6) being provided with cut outs (9, 10) along one side. Said skin layers (7, 8) and the flange layer (6) are attached to the composite gusset filler (5) with at least one of its cut-outs (9, 10) to one side of the essentially polygonal cross section of the composite gusset filler (5) and with at least one of its adjacent cut-outs (9, 10) to another side of the essentially polygonal cross section of the composite gusset filler (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: Eurocopter Deutschland GMBH
    Inventor: Walter Oefner
  • Patent number: 8585565
    Abstract: A three-dimensional support structure is provided and includes a single sheet of material that is folded into a repeating pattern of cells. Each of the cells is formed by first and second spaced-apart endwalls and first and second sloped sidewalls spanning between the endwalls. Each endwall comprises two plies of material while each sidewall comprises a single ply of material. The first and second sidewalls are adjoined at a folded edge. The cells are aligned such that the first endwall of one cell from the repeating pattern abuts the second endwall of an adjacent cell of the repeating pattern to form a four-ply wall of the material. A first liner may be attached to a first side of the folded material and a second liner may be attached to a second side of the folded material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Tessellated Group, LLC
    Inventor: Gregory W. Gale
  • Publication number: 20130291990
    Abstract: A duct insulation laminate an insulation layer and a facing. The insulation layer includes an insulation layer having a first edge surface, a second edge surface that is spaced apart from the first edge surface, a first face surface that extends from the first edge surface to the second edge surface, and a second face surface that is opposed to and spaced apart from the first face surface. The second face surface extends from the first edge surface to the second edge surface. The facing is attached to the first face surface, and includes a polyester blended non-woven veil defining an outermost exterior surface of the duct insulation laminate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: OWENS CORNING INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL, LLC
    Inventors: Venkata S. Nagarajan, Daphne Haubrich, Jerry M. Parks, Neil Hettler, Weigang Qi, William Kunkler
  • Patent number: 8551598
    Abstract: An armoring panel for resisting edge impact penetrations by ballistic projectiles, the armoring panel including a strata having an outer stratum, an inner stratum, and a plurality of intermediate stratums, each stratum among the plurality of intermediate stratums being composed of ballistic fibers, having a lateral end, and having an oppositely lateral extension; at least a first durable sheet having an outer oppositely lateral extension, an inner oppositely lateral extension, and a delamination resisting tie section which spans between lateral ends of the outer and inner oppositely lateral extensions and laterally overlies the intermediate stratums' lateral ends, the outer stratum including the at least first durable sheet's outer oppositely lateral extension, and the inner stratum including the at least first durable sheet's inner oppositely lateral extension; and a bonding matrix interconnecting the strata's stratums.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Leading Technology Composites, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Coltrane, Bo McGown, John Bockbrader
  • Patent number: 8545958
    Abstract: A block including at least one glass ply at least partially covering an outer surface of a core made from composite material. A method for reinforcing a block made from a composite material, including a glass ply placed in a mold, such as to cover the base of the mold; the block is positioned in the mold; the edges of the glass ply are folded such that the glass ply is molded to the outer edge of the block; the mold is closed with a cover; the block housed inside the mold is cured in an oven such as to polymerize the glass ply; and the glass-ply-covered block is recovered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Airbus Operations SAS
    Inventors: Francois Rouyre, Sebastien Menard, Jacques Roux
  • Publication number: 20130251939
    Abstract: A process for producing components containing ceramic materials. The process entails forming a first region of a component with plies containing a reinforcement material in a precursor of a ceramic material. The plies include at least a first set of plies between at least second and third sets of plies. Distal portions of the second and third sets of plies are then folded away from the first set of plies so that they are oriented transverse to the first set of plies. A fourth set of plies is then interleaved among the folded distal portions of the second and third sets of plies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventor: Chad Daniel Kleinow
  • Patent number: 8535778
    Abstract: A masking film is provided to protect an area that should not be painted. A method for manufacturing the masking film requires extrusion-molding a film sheet in a tube shape; compressing the tube to create a twofold film sheet; folding the twofold film sheet in half by a first center line, to form a fourfold film sheet; folding the fourfold film sheet in half by a second center line, to form an eightfold film sheet; slitting an outermost film along a virtual slitting line positioned at a predetermined width inward from a folding line to form a plurality of leaves; and winding the film sheet about a bobbin with a slitting line slit positioned inwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventor: Cheol Lee
  • Publication number: 20130236693
    Abstract: This disclosure is related to the field of polymer interlayers for multiple layer glass panels and multiple layer glass panels having at least one polymer interlayer sheet. Specifically, this disclosure is related to the field of polymer interlayers comprising multiple thermoplastic layers which resist the formation of optical defects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: Solutia Inc.
    Inventor: Jun Lu