Particular Fold Structure (e.g., Beveled, Etc.) Patents (Class 428/130)
  • Patent number: 10590597
    Abstract: A system and method for welding edge seams at the edges of fabric is presented. A method begins by lowering a fabric pre-fold bar onto a piece of fabric. A pre-aligned portion of the fabric is pushed on top of the pre-fold bar so that the pre-fold bar is between the portion of fabric on top of the fabric pre-fold bar and other fabric below the pre-fold bar. The fabric on top of the fabric pre-fold bar is folded edge fabric and fabric not on top of the fabric pre-fold bar is not folded edge fabric. A folded edge is formed between these two sections of fabric. The method pinches some of the fabric at the folded end and then pulls the folded edge fabric off of the fabric pre-fold bar. After that, the method welds at least some of the folded edge fabric to the not folded edge fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Miller Weldmaster Corporation
    Inventor: Brian D. Henry
  • Patent number: 9938726
    Abstract: A flooring tile having a plurality of sides, at least a top layer, a core layer comprising a densified foam material, and an exposed portion that extends outwardly along one side with a textured surface that imitates a grout line. The top layer of the tile can include a top surface defined by a wear layer, a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) layer having an optimal density and a dye or colorant(s), and a decorative layer. The exposed portion may be formed on the PVC layer below the top surface of the tile at a depth of about 0.9 millimeters (0.035 inches) to 2 millimeters (0.079 inches), or more, so as to extend into the core layer, and will have a width of generally between 2 millimeters (0.079 inches) to 5 millimeters (0.197 inches). The overall thickness of the tile ranges from 4 millimeters (0.157 inches) to 8 millimeters (0.315 inches).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Quickstyle Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Michele Alfieri, Stephen Courey
  • Patent number: 9017790
    Abstract: A stack of interfolded absorbent sheet products comprising a plurality of absorbent sheets and a method of folding and stacking the same. Each one of the absorbent sheets is folded twice about a first axis to define two inwardly folded inner panels and at least once about a second axis to define at least two outer panels sandwiching the inner panels therebetween. The second axis is substantially perpendicular to the first axis, Each of the absorbent sheet products comprises at least one outer panel at least partially sandwiched between a pair of outer panels of an adjacent one of the absorbent sheet products of the stack. Each one of the absorbent sheet products is entirely detached from all other absorbent sheet products of the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Cascades Canada ULC
    Inventors: Maté Mrvica, Nathalie Comeau, Serge Leroux, Gino Ringuette, Svetlana Visnepolschi, Vladimir Proseanic
  • Patent number: 8974887
    Abstract: A folded paper napkin includes paper sheet panels interconnected by fold lines. The folded paper napkin is for dispensing from a paper napkin dispenser having a dispenser opening. A grasping tab is presented to the user at the dispenser opening to retrieve the paper napkin therefrom whether the paper napkin is positioned frontwards or backwards in the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: BelleMarque, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas Marcalus, Alec Marcalus
  • Patent number: 8900685
    Abstract: A stack of interfolded absorbent sheet products includes a plurality of absorbent sheets. Each sheet product includes a first fold, a second fold running parallel to the first fold, and a third fold which is perpendicular to the first and second folds, so that the three folds define a pattern of 3×2 panels, including two first side panels, two center panels, and two second side panels. Each sheet product has its first side panels folded onto its center panels, its second side panels folded onto its first side panels in a C-fold, and its second side panels then folded onto each other so as to obtain a folded configuration including at least six panels. Each sheet product within the stack receives between two inwardly facing adjacent panels three adjacent panels from each of two sheet products disposed respectively above and below the sheet product in the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventor: Paul Carlson
  • Patent number: 8846553
    Abstract: An integrally woven three-dimensional preform with stiffeners in two or more directions constructed from a woven fabric having a first, second and optional third woven fabric layer. A plurality of yarns are interwoven over a region between the first and second fabric layers such that the first fabric layer is foldable relative to the second fabric layer. An additional plurality of yarns are interwoven over a region between the second and third fabric layers such that the third fabric layer is foldable relative to the second fabric layer. Upon folding of the woven fabric layers, the integrally woven three-dimensional preform with stiffeners in two or more directions is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Albany Engineered Composites, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Goering
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8663776
    Abstract: A corner fitting preform and a method of forming a corner fitting preform including steps integrally weaving a base or parent material with one or more flanges or legs that extend from the base is disclosed. The flat woven preform includes specially engineered areas within the legs or flanges that have continuous warp yarns which are not woven. The unwoven areas provide a hinge which allows the flanges of the preform to fold around a corner. After folding, the excess unwoven warp yarns are pulled back through the woven portion of the legs or flanges to produce a preform with continuous warp yarn reinforcement around the corner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Albany Engineered Composites
    Inventors: Jonathan Goering, Michael McClain
  • Publication number: 20140055929
    Abstract: A structure in which a folding notch, which is open in a direction orthogonal to an extrusion direction, is formed on a molded product formed using profile extrusion, each portion of an open edge of the folding notch is formed as a first matching portion and a second matching portion which are separate or continuous in the extrusion direction, and the molded product is folded such that the first matching portion and the second matching portion face each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyasu Sato, Takuya Toriumi
  • Patent number: 8623492
    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. The absorbent sheets 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: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: SCA Tissue North America LLC
    Inventors: Robert C. Hochtritt, Andrew M. Conger
  • Publication number: 20130337224
    Abstract: Provided is a method capable of producing a glass sheet with a bent portion in which a flattened portion has high flatness and high smoothness. A flat glass sheet 20 is radiationally heated with a first portion 21 thereof held between first and second heat-insulating members 31, 32. And then, a second portion 22a, 22b of the flat glass sheet 20 not held between the first and second heat-insulating members 31, 32 is bent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: Osamu ODANI, Masayuki IKEMOTO, Masahiro KOBAYASHI, Tomoya IWAKOSHI, Masanori WADA
  • Patent number: 8609223
    Abstract: A rectangular stack of interfolded rectangular napkins including a plurality of napkins, each napkin in the stack comprising a first fold in a first direction, and a second fold in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction and bisecting the first fold and the napkin in the second direction, the intersecting first and second folds dividing the napkin into four panels with a pair of adjacent panels located on each side of the second fold, wherein each of the napkins within the stack includes at least one pair of panels arranged in the stack at a level between two pairs of adjacent panels of another of the absorbent napkins within the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventor: Paul Carlson
  • Publication number: 20130323462
    Abstract: A transfer layer is transferred well to a step portion. In a transfer mold body, a projection and indentation portion is formed to a front face of a bottom wall of a step portion. When covering a transfer film over a base member, air between the transfer film and the step portion is accordingly expelled from between indented portions of the projection and indentation portion and the transfer film at an edge portion of the bottom wall. The transfer film can accordingly be covered over the step portion whilst suppressing air from remaining between the transfer film and the step portion. A transfer layer of the transfer film can accordingly is transferred well to the front face of the step portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: Takashi ICHIKAWA, Eiji YAMADA, Atsushi TSUKIHARA, Kenichi SUGISAKA, Ryusuke SADAMATSU, Katsuyuki IMAEDA, Soichiro OGAWA
  • Patent number: 8586167
    Abstract: The present invention is a folded paper napkin that allows the owner of two (2) or more different types of napkin dispensers to refill those dispensers with the same napkin while still achieving a one-at-a-time rate of withdrawal. More particularly, the present invention is a paper napkin of specific dimensions that is comprised of two (2) folds along its unfolded length and interleaved with a similarly-dimensioned folded napkins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: BelleMarque, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas Marcalus, Alec Marcalus
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8528284
    Abstract: The thermal energy venting system includes an insulation board disposed in the cavity between adjacent studs and other areas of a domicile or building to form venting channels directing excess heat through a roof/ridge vent. The insulation board is a non-porous laminate formed by a rigid foam core covered or sheathed with a reflective polymeric facer or plastic. The insulation board provides a thermal barrier for conduction, convection and radiation aspects of thermal energy transfer. The installation of the insulation board forms an envelope that reflects exterior thermal energy and interior thermal energy to maintain comfortable interior temperatures with minimal heating/cooling energy expenditure and costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Inventors: Mark A. Aspenson, John G. Connell
  • Publication number: 20130189482
    Abstract: A method for making parts with variable thickness corners and parts with variable thickness corners are disclosed. The method includes laying up multiple plies to form a tailored blank, associating the blank with a convex and concave die, and applying pressure and heat so that material from at least one of the plies migrates towards a voided corner area formed between the dies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: FIBERFORGE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Dustin Louis Dequine
  • Patent number: 8399087
    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. The absorbent sheets 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: April 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: SCA Tissue North America LLC
    Inventors: Robert C. Hochtritt, Andrew M. Conger
  • Patent number: 8393496
    Abstract: A representative stack of sheets including sheet bodies each of which is formed by folding a sheet and has a plurality of pieces between both ends of the sheet body. The sheet bodies are stacked one on another in such a manner that one of the plurality of pieces of each of the sheet bodies on one side in a stacking direction and another piece on the other side are inserted between pieces of an adjacent sheet body on one side in the stacking direction with respect to the sheet body and between pieces of an adjacent sheet body on the other side in the stacking direction, respectively, wherein an auxiliary piece is formed by folding an end of the piece of the sheet body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Bandoh, Koji Sangawa
  • Patent number: 8342360
    Abstract: A product including a stack of a: plurality of interfolded sheets assembled from a folded sheet material. The stack having a first side, a second side, a plurality of first side folded sheets and a plurality of second side folded sheets. A majority of the first side folded sheets folded into a first fold configuration and a majority of the second side folded sheets folded into a second fold configuration. Within the stack, the first fold configuration is different than the second fold configuration. In one embodiment, the first side folded sheets were V-folded and the second side folded sheets were Z-folded. In another embodiment, the first side folded sheets were V-folded and the second side folded sheets were C-folded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Leslie Thomas Long
  • Patent number: 8297020
    Abstract: A top down trap lock shingle system that includes a plurality of identical shingles, each shingle having a bottom layer and a top layer permanently attached to said top edge of said bottom layer forming an extended area along the top of the shingle that includes strips of adhesive and said bottom layer having an enlarged nailing or stapling zone that extends beyond the bottom edge of the top layer. The shingles are trapped locked together by inserting the top tab portion of the top area in a top down manner onto an above shingle row staggered to protect the seams and fastening the bottom edge of the shingle to the plywood roof thus trap locking each of the shingle rows in place. The laminated shingle system is especially durable and provides protection against high winds preventing wind damage and water intrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Top Down Siding LLC
    Inventor: Lief Eric Swanson
  • Patent number: 8273443
    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. The absorbent sheets 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: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: SCA Tissue North America LLC
    Inventors: Robert C. Hochtritt, Andrew M. Conger
  • Publication number: 20120231181
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to apparatus and methods for preventing arcing between a RF hot chamber components and grounded chamber body. One embodiment of the present invention provides an insulation cover for using in a plasma processing chamber. The insulation cover comprises a frame having an inner window for accommodating a gas distribution showerhead therein. The frame has an L-shaped cross section and configured to shield both a vertical portion and a horizontal portion of a chamber component from the gas distribution showerhead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Suhail Anwar, Robin L. Tiner
  • Publication number: 20120196083
    Abstract: A process for producing a beam member formed by a reinforcing fiber base material which has a web portion and at least a pair of flange portions extending to both sides via at least a branching point from the web portion, at a cross-sectional surface orthogonal to a longitudinal direction of the beam member, and by a shaped filler which fills a gap having a wedge shape formed at the branching point, is provided. The shaped filler is produced by: (A) a filler supply process for supplying a filler member configured by reinforcing fibers; (B) a preshaping process for providing a preshaped filler having at least a wedge projection portion, by pressurizing the filler member by a preshaping mold; and (C) a filler deforming process for providing a shaped filler by deforming the preshaped filler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Hanawa, Tamotsu Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8182737
    Abstract: Formed film, apparatus and methods for manufacturing formed film, and articles of manufacture are disclosed. Methods include controlled introduction of melt foldovers through modifying the surface area of a polymer melt curtain. Apparatus for same is also shown as are articles of formed film with melt foldovers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Tredegar Film Products Corporation
    Inventors: James D. Tribble, Rickey J. Seyler, Matthew J. O'Sickey, Timothy L. Clark
  • Patent number: 8168286
    Abstract: A glass chair mat and method of packaging comprising a sheet of tempered glass with rounded corners and rounded beveled edges. The tempered glass chair mat may be finished to enhance its appearance or left translucent to showcase the flooring underneath. The method of packaging allows a minimal amount of employees to safely package the glass chair mat for delivery to residence and businesses alike. Furthermore, the packaging provides additional protection against damage during transit and assures common carriers are aware of the fragile nature of the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: KBJ Enterprises, LLC.
    Inventor: Kenneth B James
  • Patent number: 8133569
    Abstract: An array of sheet materials includes a first sheet, a second sheet, and an interior sheet located between the first sheet and the second sheet, each sheet having a centrally located medial primary fold formed therein and a secondary off-fold transverse thereto, the medial fold and the transverse off-fold defining four panels in each sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventor: Robert Michael Penfield
  • Patent number: 8097326
    Abstract: A stack of folded sheets comprises first and second groups of folded sheets. Each of the sheets if each group includes a center panel, it second panel, and a V-shaped portion including third and fourth panels. The sheets of the two groups are alternately arranged so that the second panel of each sheet of each group is adjacent a fourth panel of a sheet of the other group. The adjacent second and fourth panels may or may not be interleaved. Adjustable folding boards are provided for folding elongated webs into the first and second folded sheets. Each of the folding boards includes a slidably mounted first plate which folds the fourth panel of the folded sheet. A second plate extends downwardly from the first plate and is also slidably mounted for movement transversely to the web. Third and fourth plates are mounted in front of the second plate. Adjusting the first and second plates relative to the web changes the width of the fourth panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Paper Converting Machine Company
    Inventor: John H. Wunderlich
  • Publication number: 20110293398
    Abstract: An improved cornerboard that is usable to protect a corner of a shipping container is provided. The cornerboard reduces workforce required to secure the cornerboard to a plurality of shipping containers, such as a pallet of shipping containers. For example, the cornerboard permits a single individual to position cornerboards about the pallet of shipping containers and shrink wrap or otherwise secure the shipping containers with the cornerboards. In an embodiment, the cornerboard has a tab portion that is partially separable form the cornerboard and positionable between two shipping containers to prevent movement of the cornerboard and eliminate the need for an individual to hold the cornerboard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventors: ANDY LEIBREICH, Mike Leibreich, Tom Leibreich
  • Publication number: 20110129633
    Abstract: A stack includes one or more web-shaped materials, at least one of the web-shaped materials having a visual pattern, wherein a similar pattern is seen as an edge pattern on a face side of the stack. There is also provided a method to produce such a stack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Applicant: SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB
    Inventor: Anders Andersson
  • Patent number: 7951252
    Abstract: A method/apparatus closes and finishes an open end of a product that can be fused together with heat. The apparatus includes a bending stage, a fusing stage, and a pressing/cooling stage, which all can be integrally formed, with the bending stage positioned upstream of the fusing stage, and the pressing/cooling stage positioned downstream of the fusing stage. The apparatus can further include a trimming stage positioned upstream of the bending stage for preparing the ends of a panel. The product has a pair of spaced layers with edges that form an open end. Either one or both of the layers can be heated and rolled toward the other layer while being heated so that they contact and fuse together. The layers can overlap and fuse at their contact surfaces, or the edges can abut to form a butt joint, or the edges can overlap slightly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Inventor: Peter Danko
  • Patent number: 7939159
    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. The absorbent sheets 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 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: SCA Tissue North America LLC
    Inventors: Robert C. Hochtritt, Andrew M. Conger
  • Patent number: 7922847
    Abstract: Disclosed are novel light polarizing articles comprising a substrate, a light polarizing layer, an inorganic intermediate layer between the polarizing layer and the substrate, an optional inorganic sub-layer between the substrate and the inorganic intermediate layer, and a protective layer over the light polarizing layer, and method of making the same. Due to the presence of the inorganic intermediate layer and the optional sub-layer, adhesion of the polarizing layer is improved substantially. The light polarizing article has improved chemical, mechanical and thermal resistance. The light polarizing article can be used, for example, as ophthalmic products and in display devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Marie-Maud Bear, Michele Marie-Louise Meyer-Fredholm, David Henry, Xavier Gerard Lafosse
  • Patent number: 7887898
    Abstract: The present invention provides light weight, cost effective flame, fire and heat resistant compositions and materials for use in a variety of applications, as well as methods for producing and installing the compositions and materials in a variety of settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Inventor: Bruce E. Schmutter
  • Publication number: 20110027527
    Abstract: A device for folding a multi-sheet paper article that includes conveyor means for conveying the paper article in a direction of conveyance (F1), folding members for pushing the paper article to the conveyor means, guides, which are arranged on either side of the folding members for enveloping the paper article around the folding members, wherein the folding members define folding ridges which, as seen in the direction of conveyance, run side by side and thereby in the direction of conveyance define a gap between the folding ridges. Therein, as seen in the direction of conveyance, a width (b, b?, b?, b??) of the gap between the folding ridges progressively narrows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Applicant: FERAG AG
    Inventor: Michael Trachsler
  • Patent number: 7867591
    Abstract: Pressure-sensitive tape for closing, sealing, and gluing joints, in particular in housing construction, and in particular joints in corners and edges, with a backing on the tape side, an adhesive coating of at least a portion of the backing on the tape bottom side, and a removable protective film for the adhesive coating on the tape bottom side. In at least one edge area the tape has at least on perforation area where at least the backing is perforated, and the tape has at least one expansion reserve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: SILU Verwaltung AG
    Inventors: Marco Sieber, Reto Sieber
  • Patent number: 7857130
    Abstract: Kits are described wherefrom a single tab film may be adhered to an elongated strip of stretch releasing adhesive tape to form a manually engageable pull tab at a selected location. Such a pull tab may be foldable so as to comprise an unobtrusive visual appearance, and may also be extendable so that the pull tab may be grasped to activate the stretch release.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Joseph T. Bartusiak
  • Publication number: 20100273589
    Abstract: A sound-damping unit for a sprocket has a mounting foot for connection to a sprocket and an elastic body placed on the mounting foot that is suitable for cushioning a chain running onto the sprocket. The elastic body is provided with a protective cap or protective layer. A sprocket according to the invention includes a circular sprocket disc having a number of teeth and tooth gaps in the circumferential direction. The sprocket is equipped with at least one sound-damping unit that is configured to reduce the noise upon a chain running onto said sprocket. The sound-damping unit is at least one sound damping unit as above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Applicant: Ketten-Wulf Betriebs-GmbH
    Inventor: Burkhard Grobbel
  • Publication number: 20100264591
    Abstract: A paper napkin having an image extending across more than one quadrant thereof motivates a user to interact with the napkin. A portion of the image is visible when the napkin is in a first folded condition, which portion of the image appears to be a complete image. When the napkin is unfolded from the first condition to a second condition, one or more further portions of the image is revealed. The image may include indicia to prompt the user to write or draw on the napkin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Inventors: Phillip Lacoi Hutchison, Cathy Marie Sanders
  • Patent number: 7794816
    Abstract: A tri-fold paperband of paperboard having two side portions folded across a center portion in overlapping manner to form a three layer middle portion, the side portions being of a width greater than half of the width of the center portion but of lesser width than the center portion, such that the side portions overlap, and such that two flexible lateral portions are defined having only two layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Inventor: Peter A. Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 7771812
    Abstract: There is provided a non-slip absorbent food pad with one or more non-slip surfaces. The one or more non-slip surfaces have a coefficient of friction (COF) suitable for preventing the packaged food product from slipping and/or sliding off of the non-slip absorbent food pad in various product display orientations. The present invention also provides for a method for making a non-slip absorbent food pad and method of using a non-slip absorbent pad in various packaging displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Paper Pak Industries
    Inventors: Richard Beu, Sayandro Versteylen
  • Publication number: 20100187295
    Abstract: A package comprises a carton and a divider. The carton has a plurality of panels that extends at least partially around an interior of the carton and at least two end flaps respectively foldably attached to respective panels of the plurality of panels. The end flaps are overlapped with respect to one another and thereby at least partially form a closed end of the carton. The divider has a divider panel that at least partially divides the interior of the carton and a securing flap that is connected to the divider panel. The securing flap is positioned between the overlapping end flaps of the carton, whereby the divider is at least partially secured to the closed end of the carton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Inventors: Raymond R. Spivey, SR., Jean-Manuel Gomes, Robert L. Sutherland
  • Publication number: 20100129602
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a method of forming small, thin glass articles having a thickness of less than 5 mm by the use of a plunger and a die, the die having walls, a terminal area and a transition area in contact with both the walls and the transition area is such that the interior distance dimensions of the die gradually decrease as one progresses from the terminal area through the transition area to the walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Inventor: Matthew John Dejneka
  • Publication number: 20100104799
    Abstract: A stack of folded sheets comprises first and second groups of folded sheets. Each of the sheets of each group includes a center panel, a second panel, and a V-shaped portion including third and fourth panels. The sheets of the two groups are alternately arranged so that the second panel of each sheet of each group is adjacent a fourth panel of a sheet of the other group. The adjacent second and fourth panels may or may not be interleaved. Adjustable folding boards are provided for folding elongated webs into the first and second folded sheets. Each of the folding boards includes a slidably mounted first plate which folds the fourth panel of the folded sheet. A second plate extends downwardly from the first plate and is also slidably mounted for movement transversely to the web. Third and fourth plates are mounted in front of the second plate. Adjusting the first and second plates relative to the web changes the width of the fourth panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Applicant: PAPER CONVERTING MACHINE COMPANY
    Inventor: John H. Wunderlich
  • Patent number: 7703253
    Abstract: Insulation is partially divided into segments (200a), wherein each of the segments (200a) has an R-value and thickness and has length and width dimensions of, at least somewhat greater than 9.5 inches by at least somewhat greater than 14.5 inches to fill band joist cavities between spaced apart joists (106); and the batt (200) is either three segments (200a) in length or four segments (200a) in length, or is folded at intervals of the three segments (200a) in length or four segments in length (200a), and the batt (200) has a width of either one segment (200a) or two segments (200a), and the segments (200a) of the same batt (200) are partially divided from one another and remain in the batt (200) until separated at the point of use or installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventor: Michael J. Lembo
  • Patent number: 7685783
    Abstract: A kit of parts having batts (200) of insulation, and one or more batts (200) have partially divided segments (200a), wherein each of the segments (200a) has an R value and thickness and has length and width dimensions of, at least somewhat greater than 9.5 inches by at least somewhat greater than 14.5 inches to fill band joist cavities between spaced apart joists (106); and the batt (200) is either three segments (200a) in length or four segments (200a) in length, or is folded at intervals of the three segments (200a) in length or four segments in length (200a), and the batt (200) has a width of either one segment (200a) or two segments (200a), and the segments (200a) of the same batt (200) are partially divided from one another and remain in the batt (200) until separated at the point of use or installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventor: Michael J. Lembo
  • Patent number: 7625626
    Abstract: Disclosed are novel light polarizing articles comprising a substrate, a light polarizing layer, an inorganic intermediate layer between the polarizing layer and the substrate, an optional inorganic sub-layer between the substrate and the inorganic intermediate layer, and a protective layer over the light polarizing layer, and method of making the same. Due to the presence of the inorganic intermediate layer and the optional sub-layer, adhesion of the polarizing layer is improved substantially. The light polarizing article has improved chemical, mechanical and thermal resistance. The light polarizing article can be used, for example, as ophthalmic products and in display devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Marie-Maud Bear, Michele Marie-Louise Meyer-Fredholm, David Henry, Xavier Gerard Lafosse
  • Patent number: 7611765
    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. The absorbent sheets 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: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: SCA Tissue North America LLC
    Inventors: Robert C. Hochtritt, Andrew M. Conger
  • Publication number: 20090208702
    Abstract: A tri-fold paperband of paperboard having two side portions folded across a center portion in overlapping manner to form a three layer middle portion, the side portions being of a width greater than half of the width of the center portion but of lesser width than the center portion, such that the side portions overlap, and such that two flexible lateral portions are defined having only two layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Inventor: Peter A. Rodriguez