Embedded Or Interlocked Patents (Class 428/133)
  • Patent number: 10195091
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are textured nonwoven webs suitable for use in disposable absorbent articles. The textured nonwoven webs have a generally planar first region and a plurality of integrally formed discrete second regions. The textured nonwoven webs also have at least one composition disposed on at least one of the first region or the plurality of discrete second regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Rodrigo Rosati, Jill Orr, John Lee Hammons, John Brian Strube, Shirdish Poondru
  • Patent number: 9616638
    Abstract: A nonwoven industrial fabric comprising a first layer secured to a second layer, with each layer comprising a plurality of flow-through apertures and profiling protrusions, wherein: a) at least a portion of the flow-through apertures of the first layer is aligned with at least a portion of the flow-through apertures of the second layer; b) the first layer comprises a plurality of securing protrusions integral to the first layer; c) the second layer comprises a plurality of detents integral to the second layer; and d) the first layer is secured to the second layer by a plurality of locking pairs, each locking pair comprising a securing protrusion lockably engaged with a detent. A method of making the nonwoven industrial fabric is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: AstenJohnson, Inc.
    Inventor: Allan R. Manninen
  • Patent number: 9470216
    Abstract: A method for applying a metalized polymer film to a seal bag for use in a downhole submersible pumping system includes the steps of applying a metal layer to a polymer layer, applying an adhesive layer to the polymer layer, and rolling the adhesive layer onto a substrate of the seal bag. The method may also include the steps of rotating a first roller, which is located above the polymer layer of the metalized polymer film, and rotating a second roller, which is located on an interior surface of the substrate of the seal bag, in the opposite direction of the first roller. Also disclosed is a downhole pumping system that incorporates a seal bag manufactured from these techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: GE Oil & Gas ESP, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Reeves, Chengbao Wang, Steven Alan Howell
  • Patent number: 9347562
    Abstract: A cylindrical gasket 27 includes a reinforcing member 70 made from a compressed belt-shaped metal wire net 5, a heat-resistant material 71 filled in meshes of the belt-shaped metal wire net 5 of the reinforcing member 70, and pores which are dispersedly distributed in the reinforcing member 70 and the heat-resistant material 71. An inner peripheral surface 23, an outer peripheral surface 24, and annular end faces 25 and 26 of the cylindrical gasket 27 are each formed by a smooth surface in which the heat-resistant material 71 and the reinforcing member 70 are present in mixed form. In the cylindrical gasket 27, the volume contents of the reinforcing member 70, the heat-resistant material 71, and the pores are 32 to 60%, 5 to 58%, and 10 to 35%, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: OILES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shin-ichi Shionoya, Koichi Ishida
  • Patent number: 9289967
    Abstract: A method includes rotating a drum about an axis and rotating an anvil roll about an axis adjacent to the drum so as to form a nip there between. The drum includes a fluid nozzle and a press member, the press member having an outer surface. The anvil roll includes a compliant outer circumferential surface. First and second substrates are advanced in a machine direction onto the drum. The fluid nozzle moves radially outward and a jet of heated fluid is directed onto the substrates. The fluid nozzle retracts radially inward and the press member is shifted radially outward. The substrates are advanced through the nip and compressed between the press member and the anvil roll such that the press member deforms the compliant outer circumferential surface of the anvil roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: David Carlton Ordway, Jillian Marie Franke, Gene Xiaoqing Huang, Uwe Schneider, Michael Devin Long
  • Patent number: 9284229
    Abstract: A carbon composite contains a plurality of expanded graphite particles; and a second phase comprising a carbide, a carbonization product of a polymer, or a combination thereof; wherein the second phase bonds at least two adjacent basal planes of the same expanded graphite particle together. Methods of making the carbon composite and articles comprising the carbon composite are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Lei Zhao, Zhiyue Xu
  • Patent number: 9222735
    Abstract: According to various aspects of the present disclosure, exemplary embodiments are disclosed of thermally-conductive interface assemblies suitable for use in dissipating heat from one or more components of a memory module. The thermally-conductive interface assembly may generally include a flexible heat-spreading material having first and second sides and one or more perforations extending through the flexible heat-spreading material from the first side to the second side. The flexible heat-spreading material may be sandwiched between first and second layers of soft thermal interface material. A portion of the soft thermal interface material may be disposed within the one or more perforations. The thermally-conductive interface assembly may be positioned relative to one or more components of a memory module to provide a thermally-conductive heat path from the one or more components to the first layer of soft thermal interface material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Laird Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard F. Hill, Robert Michael Smythe
  • Patent number: 9072390
    Abstract: A foam spring for use in pillows, cushions, mattresses or the like, the foam spring having a tubular resilient body made of foam with holes extending inwardly from an outside surface to an inside location, wherein the holes extend at a non-perpendicular angle relative to a line perpendicular to the outside surface of the spring at the position of the hole. The foam spring is manufactured by a method which comprises providing interrupted slits along lines extending in the longitudinal direction of a foam layer; cutting a transverse strip out of this foam layer; bending two opposite ends of the strip towards each other; and fixing the two opposite ends into a tubular shape to form the tubular resilient body, wherein the slits are made in a direction forming an angle with the direction perpendicular to the surface of the foamed layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Elisana S.A.R.L.
    Inventor: Willy Poppe
  • Patent number: 9023455
    Abstract: A composite part including a resin matrix and fibers reinforcing the resin matrix in a first portion of the matrix. A second portion of the resin matrix is substantially devoid of fibers. The fibers may be in the form of a woven mat that defines an opening. Alternatively, the fibers may be loose fibers that are deposited in a mold that includes predetermined areas that are shielded from the deposit of the loose fibers. A method of making the composite part is disclosed in which a woven mat having an opening is filled with resin. Another method is also disclosed in which loose fibers are shielded from being deposited in a portion of the mold that is subsequently filled with resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Aindrea McKelvey Campbell
  • Patent number: 9010060
    Abstract: This application relates to a light-weight, multi-purpose construction panel. The panel may be formed, for example, from molded plastic. Each panel includes a substantially planar deck on a first side thereof and a second side comprising alternating male and female sleeves arranged in honeycomb-like compartments defined by a plurality of wall elements. A pair of panels may be releasably coupled together with their respective second sides facing inwardly to form a construction assembly. When a pair of panels is coupled together, the male sleeves of one panel matingly fit within the females sleeves of the other panel, and vice versa. The panel assemblies may be used for many different construction applications including flooring, roofing and wall structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Antonio Rapaz
  • Patent number: 8956711
    Abstract: A damage resistant High Strength, Impact Resistant, Elastic Composite Laminate primary (singular) structure with optionally having first (4) and second (4) outer face layers, having first (2) and second (2) inner reinforced plies being located between the first and second outer layers, and (1) a dissipating element located between the first and second reinforced plies, wherein the dissipating element is adapted to dissipate and redirect, randomly directed active loading applied to at least one of the two outer surface, to tensile loading being directed along the respective longitudinal axis of the inner reinforced ply; and a matrix (3) between (2) and (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventor: Jasko Musaefendic
  • Publication number: 20140377502
    Abstract: In a grommet for a vehicle floor cover, receptacles formed in a generally cylindrical inner surface of a female tubular body making up part of one grommet portion receive protrusions formed on a generally cylindrical outer surface of a male tubular body making up part of a second grommet portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: MacNeil IP LLC
    Inventor: Frederick W. MASANEK, JR.
  • Patent number: 8911098
    Abstract: In a substrate, particularly in a substrate for a mirror support, in which recesses are introduced in one surface, preferably in the back side of the substrate, as a result of which, in particular, bridging pieces are defined between the recesses, in order to achieve the situation that despite a reduced weight, a high rigidity still remains, which means only a slight sagging after its correct uptake in a holding device provided for it, it is provided that at least one first portion of the bridging pieces has a width that is different than a second portion of the bridging pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventors: Martin Schaeffer, Thorsten Doehring, Volker Seibert, Thomas Westerhoff, Hans-Joachim Nowak
  • Publication number: 20140363625
    Abstract: A breathable and waterproof composite fabric includes: a fabric sheet having opposite first and second surfaces and defining a plurality of micropores extending through the first and second surfaces; and a waterproof plastic film of a non-porous material that is bonded to the first surface of the fabric sheet, that conforms to the first surface of the fabric sheet, and that is perforated to form a plurality of hollow protrusions extending into the micropores, respectively. The plastic film has inner and outer surfaces. The inner surface is in contact with the first surface of the fabric sheet. Each of the hollow protrusions defines a channel that, extends through the inner and outer surfaces for imparting breathability to the plastic film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Chen-Cheng HUANG, Pao-Hao Huang, Pao-Han Huang
  • Patent number: 8802214
    Abstract: Structures and manufacturing processes of an ACF array using a non-random array of microcavities of predetermined configuration, shape and dimension. The manufacturing process includes fluidic filling of conductive particles onto a substrate or carrier web comprising a predetermined array of microcavities, or selective metallization of the array followed by filling the array with a filler material and a second selective metallization on the filled microcavity array. The thus prepared filled conductive microcavity array is then over-coated or laminated with an adhesive film. Cavities in the array, and particles filling the cavities, can have a unimodal, bimodal, or multimodal distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Trillion Science, Inc.
    Inventors: Rong-Chang Liang, Jerry Chung, Chinjen Tseng, Shuji Rokutanda, Yuhao Sun, Hsiao-Ken Chuang
  • Patent number: 8709584
    Abstract: An aircraft floor system includes a composite panel which generally includes an inboard layer, an inboard interlock layer, a core layer, an outboard interlock layer and an outboard layer. The advanced sandwich core material may include K-Cor™ or X-Cor™ which is pinned through at least one ply of dry composite reinforcement to provide a mechanical lock between the pins and an inboard and outboard interlock layer. Bonding of the locked-in ply with the inboard and outboard results in improved structural performance and damage tolerance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas A. Carstensen, David M. Cournoyer, Dan Ursenbach
  • Patent number: 8651850
    Abstract: The invention concerns a device for stiffening a flat component, a process for the production of a flat component, in particular a fiber composite component, and a fiber composite component. The device has a portion for producing a space for receiving a mold core for the transmission of a pressure for pressing the flat component and the device. It is characterised by means for positively lockingly and/or frictionally lockingly positioning the mold core in the space of the device. The process according to the invention includes the following steps: introducing the mold core into the portion of the device, positively lockingly and/or frictionally lockingly positioning the mold core in the portion of the device by means of the means, applying the device including the mold core to the non-hardened material layer or layers, pressing the material layers, and hardening the material layer or layers and joining the device to the material layer or layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Torben Jacob, Ivar Wiik
  • Patent number: 8625293
    Abstract: A lightweight radio/CD player for vehicular application is virtually “fastenerless” and includes a case and frontal interface formed of polymer based material that is molded to provide details to accept audio devices such as playback mechanisms (if desired) and radio receivers, as well as the circuit boards required for electrical control and display. The case and frontal interface are of composite structure, including an insert molded electrically conductive wire mesh screen that has been pre-formed to contour with the molding operation. The wire mesh provides EMC, RFI, BCI and ESD shielding and grounding of the circuit boards via exposed wire mesh pads and adjacent ground clips. The PCB architecture is bifurcated into a first board carrying common circuit components in a surface mount configuration suitable for high volume production, and a second board carrying application specific circuit components in a wave soldered stick mount configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris R. Snider, Vineet Gupta, Joseph K. Huntzinger, Michael G. Coady, Curtis Allen Stapert, Kevin Earl Meyer, Timothy D. Garner, Jeffrey T. Bell, Robert L. Vadas, Donald G. Moeschberger, Allen E. Oberlin, John Michael Matly, Kip R. Piel, Jerry J. Wendling
  • Publication number: 20130278003
    Abstract: A sandwich-type, structural, composite component including at least one hingedly connected portion which pivots with reduced or eliminated hinge binding and a cargo management system and vehicle load floor utilizing the component are provided. Elongated first and second interior portions of the component are locally crushed by the press molding to form a living hinge having a pivot axis and an elongated depression, respectively. The component includes an elongated cut-out which extends completely through the component at the elongated depression to obtain a clearance between a first portion of the component hingedly connected to a second portion of the component by the living hinge. The living hinge and the clearance allow pivotal movement of the first portion between different use positions relative to the second portion with reduced or eliminated hinge binding during the pivotal movement about the pivot axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: GLOBAL IP HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Darius J. Preisler, Christopher A. Heikkila
  • Publication number: 20130280473
    Abstract: A sandwich-type, structural, composite component having a cut-out feature with a substantially hidden core, assembly utilizing same and panel for use in a vehicle load floor assembly are disclosed. The component includes a first outer layer, a second outer layer and a core positioned between the outer layers and having a large number of cavities. The outer layers are bonded to the core by press molding. An interior portion of the component enclosed by the rest of the component is locally crushed by the press molding to form at least one depression. A cut-out extends completely through the component at the interior portion of the component. Side surfaces of the at least one depression substantially hide the core at the cut-out without compromising the structural integrity of the component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: GLOBAL IP HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Darius J. Preisler, Christopher A. Heikkila
  • Publication number: 20130280482
    Abstract: A patterned fabric with an image pattern includes: a fabric sheet having opposite first and second surfaces and a plurality of pores extending through the first and second surfaces, each of the pores being defined by a pore-defining wall; and a plastic film bonded to the first surface of the fabric sheet and having opposite first and second faces and an image pattern formed on the first face. The plastic film is perforated to form a plurality of through-holes extending through the first and second faces. Each of the through-holes is defined by a hole-defining wall. The hole-defining wall of each of the through-holes extends into a respective one of the pores and wraps around and is bonded to at least a portion of the pore-defining wall of the respective one of the pores.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Chen-Cheng Huang, Pao-Hao Huang, Pao-Han Huang
  • Patent number: 8535801
    Abstract: A fiber includes a base having a surface to be impacted by a fluid wave for propelling the fiber forward and a body having a trailing end connected to the base, a leading free end, and a spiral shape causing the fluid wave to rotate the fiber. A locking system causes the fiber to engage and hold at least one other fiber being propelled and rotated by the fluid wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventor: W. Thomas McClellan
  • Publication number: 20130224512
    Abstract: Two sheets of material are positioned in overlying and parallel relationship with one another. Each of the sheets has a plurality of perforations with a tang extending from each perforation and the tangs of one sheet cooperate with the tangs of the other sheet to interconnect the sheets. At least one of the tangs on one of the sheets is a wide tang having a first width, and at least one of the tangs on the other of the sheets is a narrow tang having a second width which is less than the first width.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventors: Thomas Olin Zurfluh, Jonathan David Youngman
  • Publication number: 20130189034
    Abstract: A composite material made up of fluid permeable layer and a core having drainage voids between projections thereon. The core has a number of relatively large openings defined therein so that in use the fluid permeable layer may extend through the openings in response to a working load applied thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: A.B.G. LIMITED
    Inventors: Jim Herbert, Paul Slater, Alan Bamforth
  • Patent number: 8464490
    Abstract: This application relates to a light-weight, multi-purpose construction panel. The panel may be formed, for example, from molded plastic. Each panel includes a substantially planar deck on a first side thereof and a second side comprising alternating male and female sleeves arranged in honeycomb-like compartments defined by a plurality of wall elements. A pair of panels may be releasably coupled together with their respective second sides facing inwardly to form a construction assembly. When a pair of panels is coupled together, the male sleeves of one panel matingly fit within the females sleeves of the other panel, and vice versa. Each panel may also include guide tubes which are aligned when the panels are coupled together. A plurality of channels may be formed in the deck on the first side of the panel and spaced-apart apertures may be arranged in the channels in alignment with the guide tubes for insertion of fasteners therein or to allow water drainage through the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Inventor: Antonio Rapaz
  • Publication number: 20130142990
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a composite molded article including: preparing a main body member to which a through hole is formed to a peripheral wall by removing a protruding portion protruding from a face of the peripheral wall surrounding a hollow space in the main body member having the hollow space formed therein along the longitudinal direction; setting the main body member in an injection molding die; forming a cushion member molding cavity by the main body member and a molding die face formed inside the injection molding die in the longitudinal direction of the main body member and allowing the through hole to communicate with the cavity; and filling a heated and melted elastic polymer material injected from an injection gate into the cavity and the hollow space from the through hole, thereby forming a cushion member and a filling portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: TOKAI KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiro Suzuki, Kohji Kamiya, Tetsuro Yamada
  • Patent number: 8357445
    Abstract: A sanitary napkin comprising a topsheet having a body-facing side and comprising a plurality of discrete tufts of fibrous material. The topsheet has a lotion composition applied to at least a portion of the body-facing side thereof. An absorbent core is in fluid communication with the topsheet, the absorbent core having an average thickness of less than about 10 mm, and a free absorbent capacity of from about 4 to about 125 grams per gram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Lee Hammons, John Richard Noel, Raphael Warren
  • Patent number: 8349433
    Abstract: A multi-layer plate member bonding structure includes a first plate member having a binding unit protruded from the top surface thereof, a second plate member having one open chamber cut through opposing outer face and bonding face thereof corresponding to the binding unit of the first plate member, and an adhesive filled up the open chamber and cured to form a first stop portion in the relatively greater upper part of the open chamber and a second stop portion in the relatively smaller lower part of the open chamber to secure the first plate member and the second plate member firmly together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Chin-Hsing Horng
  • Patent number: 8334227
    Abstract: A waterproof, vapor-permeable and air-permeable sheet material. The sheet material includes a waterproof microporous polymer substrate and a microporous thermoplastic coating layer attached to the polymer substrate. The thermoplastic coating layer is vapor-permeable and air-permeable. The thermoplastic coating layer is at least partially interpenetrated into pores of the polymer substrate forming an interface that prevents passage of water droplets, while permitting passage of water vapor and air, when a chemical is present on the sheet material that would otherwise cause the polymer substrate to permit passage of water droplets. The interface is resistant to chemical interference with at least the waterproof property of the sheet material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: BHA Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Yit-Hong Tee, Taher Abujoudeh
  • Patent number: 8298648
    Abstract: A pad element may include a base member, a pair of cover layers, and a plurality of insert elements. The base member defines a plurality of apertures. The cover layers are secured to opposite surfaces of the base member and extend across the apertures. The insert elements are located within the apertures and between the cover layers. As examples, the base member and the insert elements may be formed from polymer foam materials, and the cover layers may be formed from textile materials. The pad element may be utilized to attenuate impact forces and provide one or more of breathability, flexibility, a relatively low overall mass, and launderability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: David Turner, Jorge E. Carbo
  • Publication number: 20120244311
    Abstract: A nonwoven industrial fabric, and a method of constructing the fabric. The fabric comprises at least one layer of a polymeric film having a plurality of apertures extending from an upper surface through to a lower surface. Adjacent pairs of the apertures define land areas therebetween, and selected land areas comprise protrusions extending from at least one of the upper surface and the lower surface of the layer to form a profile to the respective surface. The method comprises optionally pre-embossing the film, cutting the film to provide the plurality of apertures, applying pressure to selected land areas to form the protrusions to create a contoured profile, and treating the film to set the contoured profile. Additional surface treatment can be provided, and two or more layers can be secured over each other for multilayer fabrics. The invention provides a simplified and economical construction, while maintaining stability and strength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: ASTENJOHNSON, INC.
    Inventor: Allan Manninen
  • Patent number: 8267415
    Abstract: A suspension arm may include first and second metal housings, a metal connecting portion including first and second panels, wherein the metal connecting portion connects the first and second metal housings at distal ends thereof respectively, and wherein a burred first panel connecting portion and a burred second panel connecting portion are formed respectively to the first and second panels, and a reinforcement member wrapping the first and second metal housings and the metal connecting portion, wherein the first panel and the second panel are connected by inserting the burred second panel connecting portion into the burred first panel connecting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Pil Young Jeong
  • Patent number: 8247057
    Abstract: An article includes a cover tape, which includes a base film layer, tear enabling features, and an adhesive. The base film layer has opposed longitudinal edges and top and bottom surfaces. The tear enabling features are substantially parallel to the longitudinal edges and at the top and bottom surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Ruben E. Velasquez Urey, Rocky D. Edwards, Laura C. Devaney, David J. VanOverbeke
  • Patent number: 8231982
    Abstract: A composite of a metal and a resin, in which a shaped metal and a shaped thermoplastic resin are integrally joined by injection molding, and in which the perpendicular precision of the thermoplastic shaped body with respect to the shaped metal is improved, as well as a method for manufacturing the composite. A composite 40 of a metal and a resin is composed of a shaped metal 20 and a shaped thermoplastic resin that is integrally joined to this shaped metal 20 by injection molding. The shaped thermoplastic resin comprises a seat 42 and a boss 41 that protrudes from the seat 42. A runner 43 is provided which communicates with the seat 42 via two sprues and through which a molten thermoplastic resin that has been injected through an injection gate 45 flows into the boss 41 and the thermoplastic resin injected through the injection gate 45 flows through the sprues 47 to opposite locations of the boss 41 substantially uniformly, thereby filling the locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Taisei Plas Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanori Naritomi, Naoki Andoh
  • Patent number: 8211524
    Abstract: A ceramic matrix composite (CMC) anchor (20, 100) joining a metal substrate (40) and a ceramic thermal barrier (38). The CMC anchor extends into and interlocks with the ceramic barrier, and extends into and interlocks with the metal substrate. The CMC anchor may be a honeycomb (20) or other extending-into-and-interlocking geometry. A CMC honeycomb may be formed with first (22) and second (24) arrays of cells (26) with open distal ends (28) on respective opposite sides of a sheet (30). The cells may have walls (32) with transverse passages (36). A metal (40) may be deposited into the cells and passages on one side of the sheet, forming a metal substrate locked into the honeycomb. A ceramic insulation material (38) may be deposited into the cells and passages on the opposite side of the sheet, forming a layer of ceramic insulation locked into the honeycomb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Malberto Gonzalez, Douglas A. Keller, Bonnie D. Marini, Jay A. Morrison
  • Patent number: 8187694
    Abstract: A composite plate member having a high tensile strength is disclosed to include a metal plate member having opposing outer face and bonding face and binding units located on the bonding face, each binding unit having binding strips formed of a part of the bonding face and respectively obliquely extending from the bonding face at a predetermined angle, and a plastic plate member directly molded on the bonding face of the metal plate member by insert molding to have the binding strips be embedded in the plastic plate member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Inventor: Chin-Hsing Horng
  • Patent number: 8153226
    Abstract: A laminate web having a nonwoven web in facing relationship with a polymer film. The laminate web has a first side comprising the polymer film and a plurality of discrete tufts including fibers integral with and extending from the nonwoven web. Each of the tufts has a tuft base proximal to the nonwoven web and a distal portion opposing the tuft base. At least part of the distal portion of each of the tufts is covered by a cap, each cap being an integral extension of said polymer film extending over the distal portion of a discrete tuft. The cap has a first opening including a location of rupture in the polymer film above which the tuft extends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Joseph Curro, John Lee Hammons, Jody Lynn Hoying, Susan Nicole Lloyd, Robert Haines Turner
  • Patent number: 8153232
    Abstract: A method is provided for producing a laminated substrate for mounting semiconductor chips. At least respective metal and plastic structure films having respective different recurrent contours are laminated together in such a way that a material strip is obtained. The lamination is followed by perforations or cuttings, and the method includes at least one of the following steps: A. the films are structured in such a way that superposition thereof makes it possible to obtain the areas which are devoid of overlap through the total width thereof; B. the films are not laminated through the total width of the laminate in partly recurrent areas; and C. recurrent segments of the recurrent contours are bent out of the surface of the laminated strip starting from the laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: W.C. Heraeus GmbH
    Inventors: Eckhard Ditzel, Siegfried Walter, Manfred Gresch
  • Patent number: 8127514
    Abstract: A multi-layered roofing shingle is described. The layers of the shingle are connected via a mechanical fastener. A method for manufacturing a multi-layered shingle is also described. The method includes aligning the layers of the shingle, and connecting the layers via at least one mechanical fastener. Further described is a multi-layered shingle having layers that are mechanically fastened by deforming one of the layers into one of the other layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Elk Premium Building Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse A. Binkley, Perry J. Prudhomme, Frank M. Bartolic, Louis T. Hahn, Daniel C. DeJarnette, Charles M. Reed, Richard Allen Chasteen, Jr., John W. Haughton, J. Gary Falls, Paul G. Wilson, Casimir Paul Weaver
  • Publication number: 20120052240
    Abstract: A flow path groove is formed in the surface of at least one of two resin substrates; the two resin substrates are joined with the surface in which the flow path groove is formed facing inward; a through-hole having a substantially round cross section is formed in either one of the two resin substrates such that the through-hole connects with the flow path groove from the surface opposite the surface where the two resin substrates join; protruding parts, which protrude in the direction of thickness of the resin substrates and are disposed enclosing the through-hole, are formed in the surface on the opposite side; a space, which has a substantially round cross-sectional shape concentric with the through-hole and has depth in the same direction as the direction of thickness of the resin substrates, is formed in the joined surfaces when the protruding parts are projected from the direction substantially perpendicular to the joined surfaces; and the correlation of fc>fa is satisfied when the edges on the base e
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventors: Takashi Washizu, Hiroshi Hirayama
  • Patent number: 8092896
    Abstract: The present invention discloses cellular confinement systems (CCSs) with improved friction with infill at low normal pressure. The invention especially presents novel flaps-containing CCS that includes inter alia a plurality of elongated strips arranged in a side by side pattern, each of the strip is segmentally bonded to an adjacent strip in spaced-apart bonding areas, said bonding areas alternating between the sides of each of said strips, such that when the system is stretched across its width, the strips curl to form a web of cells confined by cell walls disposed between the bonding areas, wherein at least one of the cell walls comprises at least one flap hinged to the wall and friction between the walls and the infill material increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: PRS Mediterranean Ltd.
    Inventors: Oded Erez, Adi Erez
  • Patent number: 8084118
    Abstract: A plate member joining structure having a high tensile strength is disclosed to include a metal plate member having opposing outer face and bonding face and binding units located on the bonding face, each binding unit having binding strips formed of a part of the bonding face and curvedly protruded from the bonding face and arranged in a spiral manner, and a plastic plate member directly molded on the bonding face of the metal plate member by insert molding to have the binding strips be embedded in the plastic plate member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Inventor: Chin-Hsing Horng
  • Patent number: 8075977
    Abstract: A laminate web comprising a first and second precursor webs, at least the first precursor web being a nonwoven web, the laminate web having a first side, the first side comprising the second precursor web and at least one discrete tuft, each of the discrete tufts having a linear orientation defining a longitudinal axis and comprising a plurality of tufted fibers being integral extensions of the first precursor web and extending through the second precursor web; and a second side, the second side comprising the first precursor web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Joseph Curro, Robert Haines Turner, Jody Lynn Hoying, Susan Nicole Lloyd, John Lee Hammons
  • Patent number: 8048509
    Abstract: Thin sheets of magnetic material are subjected to a pressing process to stamp many sheets of core pieces, and caulking projections defined in the core pieces are caused to go into connecting through holes defined in the core pieces for connecting and laminating to produce a laminated core. In lower layer of the core pieces having the caulking projections arranged in different positions seeing in plan, at least two sheets of core pieces and other core pieces having the connecting through holes are provided. The caulking projections defined in the core pieces have projecting length of at least twice of thickness of the core pieces, and are fitted in the connecting through holes, so that upper and lower laminated core pieces are unified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Mitsui High-Tec, Inc.
    Inventor: Katsufusa Fujita
  • Patent number: 8025950
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a sensor-securing apparatus has a frame having a sensor-mount region to hold an image sensor that generates heat while operating. The frame has a first adhesive-applying hole and a plurality of second adhesive-applying holes. The first adhesive-applying hole opens in the sensor-mount region and faces the center part of the image sensor. The second adhesive-applying holes are smaller than the first adhesive-applying hole, open in the sensor-mount region and are arranged around the first adhesive-applying hole. Adhesive is filled in the first adhesive-applying hole and the second adhesive-applying holes. The adhesive secures the image sensor to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Tetsuo Saito
  • Patent number: 7935646
    Abstract: Disclosed is a nonwoven web material (10) comprising thermoplastic fibers or filaments and a method of manufacture thereof. The web material has properties desirable for use on machinery having conventional heat sealing stations (26). Also, disclosed is a nonwoven infusion web material comprising thermoplastic fibers or filaments and a method of manufacture thereof. The infusion web material has properties desirable for use in making infusion packages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Ahlstrom Nonwovens LLC
    Inventors: Helen Viazmensky, John M. Allen, Richard T. Giovannoni
  • Publication number: 20110088505
    Abstract: A support member includes a base projection. A cover includes a press-fitting portion and a cover projection. The press-fitting portion is press-fitted to a press-fitting hole of the support member. The cover projection is placed at a location, which is spaced from the base projection in a state where the press-fitting portion is press-fitted. At time of disassembling between the support member and the cover by sliding the cover in a releasing direction, the base projection and the cover projection contact with each other to form a disassembly indication mark, which indicates the disassembling between the cover and the support member, on at least one of the base projection and the cover projection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidekazu WATANABE, Takehiro SAITO
  • Patent number: 7910195
    Abstract: A sanitary napkin comprising a topsheet having a body-facing side and comprising a plurality of discrete tufts of fibrous material. The topsheet has a lotion composition applied to at least a portion of the body-facing side thereof. An absorbent core is in fluid communication with the topsheet, the absorbent core having an average thickness of less than about 10 mm, and a free absorbent capacity of from about 4 to about 125 grams per gram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Lee Hammons, John Richard Noel, Raphael Warren
  • Patent number: 7902095
    Abstract: The invention provides a functional laminate composite fabric which is robust, laundry-durable and adaptable for securing about any three dimensional body, and a method for forming such fabric. The functional laminate fabric is provided with at least one functional element which can conduct electricity, conduct light, provide electromagnetic fields or provide shielding from electromagnetic fields. The functional laminate may include vias through which the functional element may be exposed. Generally, the functional laminate fabric is sufficiently robust for incorporation into garments and for applications in so-called wearable electronics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Textronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Qaizar N. Hassonjee, Stacey B. Burr
  • Publication number: 20110048850
    Abstract: An acoustic composite comprises a flow resistive substrate having a solid acoustic barrier material bonded to at least a portion of a major surface of the flow resistive substrate; wherein the acoustic barrier material has a density greater than about 1 g/cm3 and the acoustic composite has a porosity between about 0.002% and about 50%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventors: Jonathan H. Alexander, David F. Slama