Noncircular Aperture (e.g., Slit, Diamond, Rectangular, Etc.) Patents (Class 428/134)
  • Patent number: 11369524
    Abstract: An absorbent structure is disclosed. The absorbent structure includes a first fibrous layer having a first surface and a second surface and a second layer having a first surface and second surface. The first fibrous layer is substantially planar and the second absorbent layer includes voids within the layer. The absorbent structure first fibrous layer and the second layer exhibit a structural integrity substantially equal to an absorbent structure without voids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Wade Monroe Hubbard, Jr., Gerard A Viens, Kelyn Anne Arora, Nathan Ray Whitely
  • Patent number: 11312551
    Abstract: The present invention describes easy-to-tear polymeric flexible packaging substrate i.e. polymeric film/laminate. The easy-to-tear flexible packaging film is obtained by providing a plurality of non-through micro-indentations on one or both surface of the film. The micro-indentations are located over the entire or partial surface area of the film. The easy-to-tear packaging laminate of the present invention is obtained by providing a plurality of non-through micro-indentations on at least one surface of at least one layer of the packaging laminate. The micro-indentations are located over the entire or partial surface area of the corresponding surfaces of the layers of the laminate. The micro-indentations may have a depth between 1˜70% of the thickness of the polymeric layer. The density of the micro-indentations on a particular surface may be from 10/cm2 to 10,000/cm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventor: Ashok Chaturvedi
  • Patent number: 10926116
    Abstract: The present invention includes systems, assemblies, and methodologies for inhibiting combustion within fluid containers, enhancing the safety of such containers. One aspect includes a novel fuel containers which take advantage of the inventive principles disclosed herein. In one embodiment a fuel drum includes a plurality of base assemblies arranged in a drum cluster, and disposed within the drum. In another embodiment, a portable fuel container includes a plurality of base assemblies arranged in a can cluster and disposed within the portable fuel container. In yet another embodiment, a plurality of base assemblies are arranged in a cell cluster and disposed within a lattice structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: ATOM ALLOYS, LLC
    Inventor: Vinod Menon
  • Patent number: 10436118
    Abstract: A panel is provided for attenuating noise. This panel includes a perforated first skin, a second skin, an array of corrugations, a first channel, a second channel, a plurality of first sidewalls and a plurality of second sidewalls. The array of corrugations includes a first corrugation and a second corrugation. Each of the corrugations includes a baffle and a septum. The first channel is formed by the baffle of the first corrugation, the septum of the first corrugation and the first skin. The second channel is formed by the baffle of the second corrugation, the septum of the first corrugation and the second skin. The first sidewalls divide the first channel into a plurality of first chambers. The second sidewalls divide the second channel into a plurality of second chambers. A first of the second chambers is fluidly coupled with a subset of the first chambers through perforations in the septum of the first corrugation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Rohr, Inc.
    Inventors: Luby Weaver, Charles M. Biset, Jeffrey Woods, David M. Adams
  • Patent number: 10041210
    Abstract: A structure for use in industrial fabrics such as paper machine clothing and engineered fabrics. The structure is a bicomponent extruded elastomeric netting or mesh having a high degree of both compressibility under an applied normal load and excellent recovery (resiliency or spring back) upon removal of that load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventor: Robert A. Hansen
  • Patent number: 9790646
    Abstract: An underlayment layer is configured to support an artificial turf assembly. The underlayment layer comprises a core with a top side and a bottom side. The top side has a plurality of spaced apart, upwardly oriented projections that define channels suitable for fluid flow along the top side of the core when the underlayment layer is positioned beneath an overlying artificial turf assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: BROCK USA, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Lee Sawyer, Daniel C. Sawyer, Richard R. Runkles
  • Patent number: 9771722
    Abstract: Floor tiles, systems and methods of interconnecting floor tiles in which the tile(s) have a base substrate and a laminate layer. The substrate can have upstanding edges on a top surface where the edges define a rim at a perimeter of the substrate for aligning the laminate layer on the top surface of the substrate. The substrate can have connecting means for engaging with connecting means of a substrate of another tile to form an interconnected floor system. By engaging the connecting means of a tile with another tile aligns and positions a side edge of the tile with the side edge of the another file in a side by side arrangement to provide a grout effect for the tiles when they are connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Inventors: Ryan Patrick Hurson, Everardus Johannes Maria Van Leusden, Michael Paul Nicholas Atkins
  • Patent number: 9771692
    Abstract: An underlayment layer is configured to support an artificial turf assembly. The underlayment layer comprises a core with a top side and a bottom side. The top side has a plurality of spaced apart, upwardly oriented projections that define channels suitable for fluid flow along the top side of the core when the underlayment layer is positioned beneath an overlying artificial turf assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Brock USA, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Lee Sawyer, Daniel C. Sawyer, Richard R. Runkles
  • Patent number: 9649824
    Abstract: A laminate of an at least partially reticulated thermoplastic film joined to an extensible carrier. The reticulated thermoplastic film includes a backing with openings and discrete elements protruding from the first major surface. There are two discrete elements aligned in a first direction abutting opposite ends of any given opening. In a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, there is one discrete element between the given opening and an adjacent opening aligned in the second direction. Each portion of the thermoplastic backing around the given opening is plastically deformed in its lengthwise direction. A method of making a laminate is also disclosed. The method includes stretching a thermoplastic backing having a plurality of discrete elements in the first direction and laminating the backing to an extensible carrier. Subsequently stretching the laminate in a second direction forms a tear in the thermoplastic backing between two adjacent of the discrete elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Neelakandan Chandrasekaran, Thomas P. Hanschen, Timothy P. Pariseau
  • Patent number: 9556580
    Abstract: A multi-axial geogrid possesses a series of interconnected strands or ribs that are arranged along at least two different axes within the plane of the structure. The strands or ribs have an aspect ratio, defined as the ratio of the thickness to width, of greater than 1.0, thickness being the direction normal to the plane of the structure. The geogrid can be manufactured by modifying the process parameters in order to create high aspect ratio ribs, using any of the various known methods for producing geogrids. A reinforced civil engineering structure, and method therefor, is formed by embedding in soil one or more horizontal layers of geogrid having high aspect ratio ribs. The reinforced structure shows improved rutting performance when subjected to vehicular traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Inventor: Anthony T. Walsh
  • Patent number: 9358744
    Abstract: A reinforcing element for geo-technical applications may include a monolithic net structure made of a plastic material, having a plurality of first elements distanced from one another and having an elongate conformation in a respective prevalent development direction, a plurality of second elements distanced from one another and also having an elongate conformation, which develop substantially in a transversal direction to the first elements. The second elements are stretched along a development thereof, and the second elements are configured such that the net structure exhibits a substantially arched profile and forms a longitudinal seating having an axis of extension substantially parallel to the first elements. A process of manufacturing the reinforcing element and an artificial or partially artificial structure obtained by consolidating the terrain using the reinforcing element are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: TENAX S.P.A
    Inventors: Cesare Beretta, Piergiorgio Recalcati
  • Patent number: 9309080
    Abstract: This invention relates to a technology for bonding pieces of nonwoven material to each other by fluid entanglement or needling technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Norafin Industries GmbH
    Inventors: Marc Jolly, Michael Groschopp, André Lang, Roland Fischer
  • Patent number: 9242426
    Abstract: A composite plate structure including a fiber composite sheet, a metal layer, and a resin layer is provided. The fiber composite sheet includes a first fiber layer, a core layer, and a second fiber layer. The core layer is disposed between the first fiber layer and the second fiber layer. The metal layer is disposed on the fiber composite sheet and has at least one opening. A portion of the second fiber layer is located in the opening. The resin layer is disposed on the metal layer. In addition, a manufacturing method of the composite plate structure is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Inventors: Jung-Chin Wu, Po-An Lin, Han-Ching Huang, Chih-Wen Chiang, Yen-Ling Liu
  • Patent number: 9174264
    Abstract: A framing member incorporates a series of web slots along a portion of the member that are expanded through the process of manufacture. The expansion of the web slots creates voids and metal web elements in the webbed portion of the member, which can be a stud. The voids created during the expansion process can become the voids for running wiring, plumbing and heating ducts. The web elements can be designed to minimize thermal transmission from the exterior to the interior of a wall including the member, as well as provide adequate structure properties required from the structural member. The expanded slots allow the part to enlarge without increasing the amount of raw material and therefore substantially reducing the cost to manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Anderson
  • Patent number: 9169586
    Abstract: A sanitary towel for physiological liquids includes as topsheet layer a layer of nonwoven cotton (10) having density which varies transversely and provided with a first plurality of longitudinal lines (1) along which the textile has a higher density of fibers with respect to the rest of the textile, each of the longitudinal lines (1) of the first plurality of lines being alternated with a respective longitudinal line (2) of a second plurality of longitudinal lines (2) along which the textile has a lower density of fibers with respect to the longitudinal lines (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: FA-MA JERSEY S.P.A.
    Inventor: Marco Maranghi
  • Patent number: 9161864
    Abstract: An absorbent article comprising a first layer comprising a nonwoven having a first colored region that includes at least one of a central colored region, an intermediate colored region, and an outer colored region; and a second layer comprising a polymer film having a second colored region that includes at least one of a central colored region, an intermediate colored region, and an outer colored region; wherein the first colored region differs from the second colored region. The article may further comprise a background region. The background region may be visually distinguishable from at least one of the first colored region and the second colored region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Signe Christina Larson, Lisa June Hood, David Christopher Oetjen, John Lee Hammons
  • Publication number: 20150146339
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to an electrostatic chuck surface having minimum contact area features. More particularly, embodiments of the present invention provide an electrostatic chuck assembly having a pattern of raised, elongated surface features for providing reduced particle generation and reduced wear of substrates and chucking devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Govinda RAJ, Cheng-Hsiung TSAI, Robert T. HIRAHARA, Kadthala R. NARENDRNATH, Manjunatha KOPPA, Ross MARSHALL
  • Patent number: 8999471
    Abstract: A cylindrical stopper for closing a medical system and a method for closing a medical system, and to the medical system itself, closed with the stopper of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas Nicola, Martin Schmidtlein
  • Patent number: 8991006
    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. The bottom grommet portion may have chamfered gussets formed adjacent a bottom retention flange in order to accommodate vehicle floor mats or trays of different thicknesses. Stud holes created in respective ones of the grommets receive studs of intentionally different shape or orientation, thereby militating against installation of the floor cover upside down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: MacNeil IP LLC
    Inventor: Frederick W. Masanek, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8991081
    Abstract: A decorated card having at least one leaf, and a cutout formed in the leaf and defined by a cutout outline. The card is characterized by the fact that it has at least two threads extending under tension across the cutout outline, and a plurality of spangles, the spangles being held suspended from each of the threads under tension so as to cover at least part of the area defined by the cutout outline. A manufacturing method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Chanel Parfums Beaute
    Inventor: Sylvie Legastelois
  • Publication number: 20150088088
    Abstract: A textured laminate structure and absorbent articles having a component formed of the textured laminate structure are disclosed. The textured laminate structure may have a first layer formed of a nonwoven web having a preexisting pattern of first apertures therethrough, a second layer, and one or more elastic members disposed between the first and second layers in a prestrained condition. The laminate structure may be discontinuously joined or bonded such that the first layer is joined or bonded to the structure in first portions and unjoined or unbonded to the structure in second portions. The structure provides a stretch laminate with tactilely and visually interesting features, and may be used to form components of a disposable absorbent article such as a side panel thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Sarah Marie Wade, Masaharu Nishikawa, Kaoru Ishihara, Tina Marie Glahn, Gary Dean Lavon
  • Publication number: 20150075033
    Abstract: A material that includes at least one layer made of an auxetic structure and articles of footwear having soles comprising the materials. When the material is under tension, it expands in both the direction under tension and in the directional orthogonal to the direction under tension. The articles of footwear have soles that have at least one layer made of a material that has a pattern of geometrical patterns with polygonal apertures. The geometrical patterns have hinged polygons that rotate with respect to each other when the sole is under lateral or longitudinal tension, thus increasing the lateral and longitudinal dimensions of the sole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: Tory M. Cross, Kevin W. Hoffer, David P. Jones, Patrick B. Kirschner, Elizabeth Langvin, James C. Meschter
  • Publication number: 20150050453
    Abstract: This specification discloses an article of manufacture. The article of manufacture has at least one structural blank and at least one guide. The structural blank has a plurality of oriented fiber plies in a thermoplastic matrix. The guide has a plurality of random dispersed fibers in a thermoplastic matrix. The guide is affixed to the structural blank by injection molding and over molding the guide onto the structural blank. The article of manufacture can take a number of forms for use in industries such as aircraft, automobiles, motorcycles, bicycles, trains or watercraft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: William V. Carson, JR., George Bielert, Rocco Deangelis
  • 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: 20150024165
    Abstract: A transparent armor construction having a laminate structure with at least two layers. The layers are constructed of two different materials selected from the group of glass, ceramic, resin, polymeric material, and plastic and in which the at least two layers include different coefficients of thermal expansion. The layers are bonded together and a planar frame having an open central section and an outer border is then bonded to the laminate structure. The material for the planar frame is selected so that it has a coefficient of thermal expansion less than the coefficient of thermal expansion of the laminate layer to which it is bonded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: U.S. Army Research Laboratory ATTN: RDRL-LOC-I
    Inventors: GARY A. GILDE, Parimal J. Patel, Terrence M. Taylor, David M. Spagnuolo, Constantine Fountzoulas
  • Patent number: 8916253
    Abstract: A beaded composite panel is fabricated using composite plies. An opening is formed in each of plies, and each ply is laid up on a bead feature and drawn down over the bead feature in the area of the opening so as to widen the opening into a gap allowing the ply to conform to the contour of the bead feature. Patches are fabricated and placed on the plies overlying over the openings. The laid-up plies are compacted and cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Steven J. Burpo, Michael P. Renieri, Nicholas B. Segobiano, Neal A. Froeschner
  • Patent number: 8889243
    Abstract: A method of making a mechanical fastening net. The method includes providing a net having strands of polymer and open areas between the strands of polymer and molding a portion of the polymer in the strands of the net into upstanding posts to form the mechanical fastening net. A mechanical fastening net that includes a polymeric backing, a plurality of openings in the polymeric backing, and upstanding posts on at least one of the first or second major surface of the polymeric backing is also disclosed. The polymeric backing has a range of thicknesses ranging from minimum to maximum thickness, and for at least a portion of the polymeric backing, the minimum thickness of the polymeric backing is where it abuts one of the openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Thomas P. Hanschen, Ronald W. Ausen, William C. Unruh, William J. Kopecky
  • Patent number: 8888347
    Abstract: A light diffusing sheet can include a diffusion layer. The diffusion layer has a surface profile that satisfies certain conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Kimoto Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yokota, Shingo Ohsaku
  • Patent number: 8877316
    Abstract: The article contains a fibrous, non-woven web and having a personal care composition associated with this web. The present invention relates to disposable, personal care articles useful for cleansing and/or treating the skin, hair or other similar keratin-containing surfaces. These articles are used by the consumer by either wetting the dry article with water and then rubbing the article against the skin, hair or other similar keratin-containing surfaces, or taking a wet, disposable, personal care article and rubbing against the skin, hair or other similar keratin-containing surfaces or taking a moist, disposable, personal care article and rubbing against the skin, hair or other similar keratin-containing surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Erik John Hasenoehrl, Edward Dewey Smith, III, Daniel Burton Sears, Steven Kirk Hedges, Robert Haines Turner, John Joseph Curro, Daniel Charles Peck
  • Patent number: 8871338
    Abstract: A thermal expansion-managed lattice structure having a plurality of unit cells each having flexure bearing-mounted tabs supported on a base and actuated by thermal expansion of an actuator having a thermal expansion coefficient greater than the base and arranged so that the tab is inwardly displaced into a base cavity. The flexure bearing-mounted tabs are connected to other flexure-bearing-mounted tabs of adjacent unit cells so that the adjacent unit cells are spaced from each other to accommodate thermal expansion of individual unit cells while maintaining a desired bulk thermal expansion coefficient of the lattice structure as a whole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Spadaccini, Jonathan Hopkins
  • Publication number: 20140311097
    Abstract: A device for covering a door of an entryway when the door is in a closed position, comprising a rectangular sheet pre-cut to a predetermined length and width, and a pressure sensitive adhesive coated onto one side of the rectangular sheet. The pressure sensitive adhesive is spaced apart from an edge of the rectangular sheet and extends around an entire perimeter of the rectangular sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Nicolas J. Etienne
  • Publication number: 20140304883
    Abstract: A fabric (30) includes a first flexible fabric layer (32), having fabric emissivity properties in a visible radiation range that are selected so as to mimic ambient emissivity properties of a deployment environment of the fabric, and at least one second flexible fabric layer (34), which is joined to the first flexible fabric layer, and which is configured to scatter long-wave radiation that is incident on the fabric. The first and second flexible fabric layers are perforated by a non-uniform pattern of perforations (44) extending over at least a part of the fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Elad Morag, Uria Kaplan
  • Publication number: 20140295204
    Abstract: Generally, the present disclosure relates to a composite structure having at least three different components, and a process for manufacturing the same. The structure may be, but need not be, a metal coin. In one embodiment, the structure comprises an outer ring and two inserts stacked on top of each other and disposed within the outer ring. The outer ring and each of the two inserts are made of different materials. The outer ring and each of the inserts are locked together by a plurality of recesses formed in outer circumferential surfaces of the inserts. The structure may further comprise at least one interlayer disposed between the two inserts for adhering the two inserts to one another. The three major components and the interlayer may be made into a single structure by a striking force during coining or striking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Xianyao Li
  • Publication number: 20140295134
    Abstract: An absorbent foam composite comprising a foam layer having open slits that define apertures on at least a portion of the foam layer and an absorbent layer. A heat set film may be sandwiched between the foam layer and the absorbent layer and have opened slits that define apertures that are at least partially congruent with the apertures of the foam layer. The absorbent layer may contain apertures or be aperture free. The absorbent foam composites can be used in a variety of applications, including personal hygiene articles, medical bandages, pet pads and agricultural pads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Leigh E. Wood, Thomas J. Gilbert, Delton R. Thompson, JR., Mark A. Peltier, Lori-Ann S. Prioleau
  • Patent number: 8822009
    Abstract: A support member such as a belt or sleeve includes a topographical pattern on its sheet contact side. A plurality of land areas, corresponding depressions, through voids, and/or groove areas are formed on the top surface of the support member to produce the topographical pattern. The land areas, corresponding depressions, through voids, and/or groove areas may be formed by graving, cutting, etching, embossing, mechanical perforation or a combination thereof. The improved belt or sleeve imparts desired physical characteristics, such as bulk, appearance, texture, absorbency, strength, and hand to a nonwoven product produced thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventors: Pierre Riviere, Jean-Louis Monnerie, Jonas Karlsson, Dana Eagles, Sabri Mourad, Robert A. Hansen
  • Publication number: 20140234573
    Abstract: A plastic barrier screen that is molded and drawn; the screen is formed from a process that uses the speed of injection molding to form a part that can be mechanically oriented in a second operation that is equally fast. The plastic barrier screen is first formed from injection molding a part with multiple square or hexagonal holes ½ to ? opening size in a uniform pattern, including longitudinal dividers between such holes of 2 to 6 times the final desired screen barrier cross sectional area of the longitudinals respectively. The molded part is then stretched along the longitudinal elements of the mold to molecularly orient at elevated temperature to produce a larger planar dimension of 2 to 6 times the original plastic screen with high strength molecularly oriented monofilament longitudinal elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Peter B. Lindgren
  • Publication number: 20140227156
    Abstract: A diesel oxidation catalyst includes an inlet side, an outlet side, and at least one channel extending from the inlet side to the outlet side, the channel including a first, non-catalyzed portion extending from the inlet side to a second, catalyzed portion. A method of treating engine exhaust gas is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Mack Trucks Inc.
    Inventors: John C. Gibble, Chun Tai, Jeffrey A Huber
  • Publication number: 20140186580
    Abstract: In order to provide a lightweight structure which can take up relatively large loads, the invention provides for a surface component for an aircraft, having at least one shell and a reinforcement grid structure, wherein the shell has a preliminary buckling structure which, under a load which acts on the shell in a direction parallel with the shell, brings about a buckling of the shell in a predetermined direction. A production method is further described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: Markus J. WEBER, Andreas WIELTSCH
  • Patent number: 8747989
    Abstract: A transformative periodic structure includes a plurality of elastomeric or elasto-plastic periodic solids that experiences a transformation in the structural configuration upon application of a critical macroscopic stress or strain. The transformation alters the geometric pattern changing the spacing and the shape of the features within the transformative periodic structure. For the case of elastomeric periodic structures upon removal of the critical macroscopic stress or strain, the transformative periodic solids are recovered to their original form. For the case of elasto-plastic periodic structures upon removal of the critical macroscopic stress or strain, the new pattern is retained. Polymeric periodic solids can be recovered to their original form by heating or plasticizing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Mary C. Boyce, Tom Mullin, Stephanie Deschanel, Katia Bertoldi
  • Publication number: 20140138277
    Abstract: A shipping label is operable to be applied to a package and includes a single label ply. The single label ply presents longitudinally spaced ends, opposite top and bottom faces extending between the ends, and a generally transverse fold line of weakness spaced between the ends. The label ply is foldable about the fold line to define upper and lower label sections, with the upper label section overlying the lower label section when the label ply is folded, and the top face of the upper label section being operable to receive package address indicia thereon. The upper label section includes a separation line of weakness defining a border portion and a separable central portion. The upper label section includes adhesive applied to the bottom face along at least part of the border portion. The lower label section includes a dividing line of weakness defining a connecting portion and an end portion, with the connecting portion extending between the fold line and dividing line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Premier Print & Services Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Raming
  • Patent number: 8715808
    Abstract: This invention provides a coupling method for coupling a first and a second stiffening profile element for an outer skin of an aircraft or space craft. In a first step the stiffening profile elements are arranged on the outer skin in such a manner that the stiffening profile elements oppose each other with their respective front sides and enclose within themselves a cavity. Furthermore, a fixing hole is formed through a wall of at least one of the stiffening profile elements in the cavity inside a coupling zone of the stiffening profile element. An access opening is formed through the wall in the cavity along the coupling zone. A coupling strap, which couples the stiffening profile elements together, is fastened to the coupling zone by means of a fastening element guided through the fixing hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Thorsten Roming, Thorsten Schroeer, Hauke Kirstein, Hinnik Gensch, Stefan Tacke
  • Patent number: 8709566
    Abstract: A lamination sheet includes a base film; a laminated material layer applied on the base film; and a cover film disposed on the laminated material layer, wherein the laminated material layer is interposed between the base film and the cover film and one edge of the base film comprising a base film removing tab extending beyond one edge of the laminated material layer and the base film removing tab not overlapping the laminated material layer; one edge of the cover film comprising a cover film removing tab extending beyond one edge of the laminated material layer and the cover film removing tab not overlapping the laminated material layer; and at least a part of the base film removing tab is formed not to overlap the cover film removing tab. A method for manufacturing a lamination sheet is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hoon Kim
  • Publication number: 20140110725
    Abstract: A thin glass substrate and a flat panel display (FPD) including the same. The thin glass substrate includes a transparent base member and a transparent mesh pattern formed on one surface of the base member. The base member may be stably supported by the mesh pattern and tension is provided when the base member is deformed so that it is possible to prevent the base member from being broken. In addition, the mesh pattern disperses shock or stress applied to the base member, and it is possible to suppress electromagnetic wave interference from the outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jin-Woo LEE
  • 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: 20140099195
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided in one example embodiment and includes a plate having a plurality of perforations configured in a pattern. The pattern includes the plurality of perforations arranged in concentric circles centered at a point. Each of the perforations is a closed shape comprising four edges, with rounded corners between adjacent edges, with two opposite edges of each of the perforations including non-parallel straight lines and two other opposite edges comprise concentric, offset curved lines. The non-parallel straight lines may form an angle with a vertex at the point, and the concentric curved lines may be centered at the point. The perforations in each concentric circle may be angularly spaced around the point. The apparatus may further include a substantially circular fan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventor: Frank S. Jun
  • Patent number: 8623485
    Abstract: The present invention provides an adhesive unit for emblem, which includes: a plurality of double-faced adhesive pieces each having a shape corresponding to a shape of a respective one of a plurality of emblem pieces; a first release film attached to a face of each of the plurality of double-faced adhesive pieces to be adhered to an emblem, so that a mutual positional relationship of the plurality of double-faced adhesive pieces is maintained; and a second release film attached to the other face of each of the plurality of double-faced adhesive pieces opposite to the face to be adhered to the emblem. The present invention also provides a method of producing the adhesive unit for emblem, a jig for adhering emblem, and an emblem for adhesion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignees: Nitto Denko Corporation, Nissho Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Asano, Isao Hirose, Shinji Inokuchi, Tokuhisa Kosaka
  • Patent number: 8613993
    Abstract: The Present Invention discloses a slit web material, substantially longer than it is wide, with specially shaped slits that permit relatively easy expansion upon deployment. The specially shaped slits are referred to in the Present Application as “tilde-slits,” because they resemble a tilde mark. The cuts are arranged in continuous rows of tilde-slits. In any given row, the tilde-slits follow one-after-the-other in a linear direction. Adjacent rows of slits are parallel to each other, but are offset from one another such that a line drawn between adjacent tilde-slits in adjacent rows is not perpendicular to the direction of the rows. The invention contemplates that the material dispenses from a continuous roll. If the slits are arranged in the longitudinal direction, then the web material expands in the width direction only upon deployment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Kucharco Corporation
    Inventor: David M. Kuchar
  • Publication number: 20130323457
    Abstract: An utility/sport towel variants and additions for creating a sports or utility towel that can be placed or hung out of the reach of any contaminants, in any environment, until needed. The utility/sport towel variants and additions generally includes the towel material, the various hooks, holes for bottle styles and placement, magnets for hanging, various fold indicators and making it easier to grip the bottle with towel on bottle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventor: Todd James Barringer
  • Publication number: 20130309446
    Abstract: An assembly of a member, made of a first material in an aperture of a part, made of a second material having no plastic domain, using an intermediate part made of a third material, mounted between the member and the part. The intermediate part includes a hole for receiving the member. The part includes pierced holes forming a deformation mechanism distributed around the aperture thereof. The elastically and plastically deformed intermediate part radially grips the member and stresses the elastic deformation mechanism of the part so as to secure the assembly in a manner that is not destructive for the part. Such an assembly can for example be used in the field of timepieces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: Thierry Conus, Marco Verardo, Igor Saglini, Frederic Kohler
  • Publication number: 20130273306
    Abstract: A beam (20) comprising first and second flanges (23, 24), the beam (20) having a first region (28, 30) extending between the flanges (23, 24) and a second region (26) extending between the flanges. The first region (28, 30) is designed to support an applied concentrated shear load and the second region (26) is designed to support a predominantly bending load. The first region comprises a fan-shaped truss comprising a hub (36) adjacent the first flange and a plurality of struts (37) which extend substantially radially from the hub (36), and the second region (26) comprises either a truss structure which is substantially regular in the longitudinal beam direction or a shear web. The beam may, for example, be used as a floor beam for an aircraft fuselage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Lars Krog, Andrea Marasco, Stéphane Grihon, Manuela Jürgens, Gary Ryan, Stuart Bates