Slit Or Elongated Patents (Class 428/136)
  • Patent number: 11117376
    Abstract: A printhead assembly may include a first set of distinct parallel printhead dies in a second set of distinct parallel printhead dies. The first set of distinct parallel printhead dies may have respective major dimensions extending in a longitudinal direction and respective ends that are aligned in a transverse direction. The second set of distinct parallel printhead dies may have respective major dimensions extending in the longitudinal direction and respective ends aligned in the transverse direction. The second set of distinct parallel printhead dies may partially overlap the first set of distinct parallel printhead dies in the transverse direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Si-lam J. Choy, Devin Mourey, Eric L. Nikkel
  • Patent number: 11081645
    Abstract: Provided is a mask assembly including a mask sheet including a pattern part with at least one opening part, and a welding part connected to the pattern part, and a mask frame with the mask sheet mounted thereon and welded to the welding part. The mask sheet includes a first surface configured to fact the mask frame and a second surface opposite to the first surface. The welding part includes a hatching area in which a surface roughness of the second surface is larger than that of the second surface in the pattern part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventors: In-Bae Kim, Minho Moon, Youngho Park, Sungsoon Im
  • Patent number: 11059646
    Abstract: A web of bonding labels includes a face stock and a release liner. A top side adhesive layer extends on top of a top surface of the face stock and a top side release liner extends over the top side adhesive layer, wherein the top side release liner includes at least one aperture of exposing a corresponding portion of the underlying top side adhesive layer. The face stock has a second adhesive layer on a bottom surface of the face stock. The release liner has a second release layer on a top surface of the release liner arranged to protect the second adhesive layer on the bottom surface of the face stock and a third release layer on a bottom surface of the release liner. The face stock is separated into a succession of bonding labels carried on the release liner such that each bonding label includes a portion of the top side release liner having at least one aperture exposing a corresponding portion of the underlying top side adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: W/S Packaging Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark A. Shadle
  • Patent number: 11053579
    Abstract: A fine metal mask (100) comprising a pattern region (110) comprising a plurality of openings; and a plurality of alignment holes (120) located outside the pattern region (110). Also disclosed are a display substrate (200) and an alignment method for the fine metal mask (100) for evaporation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: KUNSHAN GO-VISIONOX OPTO-ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Weili Li, Xuliang Wang, Shuaiyan Gan
  • Patent number: 10988228
    Abstract: Aspects of the technology relate to temperature regulation for high altitude, long duration balloons, such as balloons that operate in the stratosphere for weeks, months or longer. A balloon covering overlays the balloon envelope. The material properties and configuration of the balloon covering are selected to enable it to automatically cover or expose portions of the envelope depending on environmental conditions. The covering has multiple layers of materials with different coefficients of thermal expansion (CTE). The layers are chosen to have significantly different CTEs, and flaps are created in the envelope such that depending on the temperature, the flaps will either lie flat on the envelope or curl away from the envelope. In the former case, the flaps help to retain heat in the envelope, such as during nighttime operation. Conversely, in the latter case, the flaps permit heat to escape from the envelope, such as during daytime operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: X DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventors: Cyrus Behroozi, Richard Chad Bruns
  • Patent number: 10986894
    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 direction 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 apertures to provide the auxetic structure. The apertures are surrounded by sole portions that can rotate or pivot to change the size of the apertures. An outer covering can be mated with an outsole structure formed by the auxetic structure. The outer covering includes features that mate with the apertures in the outsole structure. The outer covering is elastic and can stretch to accommodate expansion of the auxetic structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Tory M. Cross, Kevin W. Hoffer, David P. Jones, Patrick B. Kirschner, Elizabeth Langvin, James C. Meschter
  • Patent number: 10955300
    Abstract: The present invention includes scalable and cost-effective auxetic foam sensors (AFS) created through conformably coating a thin conductive nanomaterial-sensing layer on a porous substrate having a negative Poisson's ratio. In general, the auxetic foam sensors possess multimodal sensing capability, such as large deformation sensing, small pressure sensing, shear/torsion sensing and vibration sensing and excellent robustness in humidity environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: The Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Changchun Zeng, Zhiyong Liang, Yan Li, Sida Luo, Tao Liu
  • Patent number: 10875154
    Abstract: A sanding block adapted for abrading a surface, particularly drywall joints, comprising: (a) a body having an array of elongated raised portions having raised end surfaces and recessed portions, the raised end surfaces collectively defining an abrasive working surface and the recessed portions defining channels between adjacent raised portions; (b) a make coat on the end surfaces; and (c) abrasive particles at least partially embedded in the make coat. Also methods of using such sanding blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: David R. Dow
  • Patent number: 10767032
    Abstract: An auxetic metamaterial including a plurality of interconnected building blocks that are deformable between a collapsed position and an expanded position upon the application of a load. The building blocks are bistable, and define a stable state in both the collapsed position and the expanded position. In the stable state, the building blocks maintain the collapsed position or the expanded position, even after removal of the load applied on the building block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: THE ROYAL INSTITUTION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF LEARNING/MCGILL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Damiano Pasini, Ahmad Rafsanjani Abbasi
  • Patent number: 10682661
    Abstract: A masking tape may be used for covering a masking area. The masking tape includes a plurality of masking devices coupled together. Each masking device includes a perimeter and an adhesive layer. Each masking device is coupled to at least two laterally adjacent masking devices at given connection points along the perimeter. Each connection point is weak relative to the masking devices. The adhesive layer couples each masking device to a lower adjacent masking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: ENGINEERED PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Armen Sarajian, Andrew W. Oniszczuk, Chad M. Cushman
  • Patent number: 10608071
    Abstract: A display device includes: a substrate on which a plurality of islands and a plurality of bridges connecting the plurality of islands to each other are defined; a plurality of pixels disposed in each of the plurality of islands; and a wire disposed in each of the plurality of bridges and connected to the plurality of pixels, where the plurality of islands and the plurality of bridges are defined based on cutout portions of the substrate, and a vertex of a cutout portion between one of the plurality of islands and a bridge connected to the one of the plurality of islands is an intersection of a straight line and a curved line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong Ho Hong, Jun Hyeong Park, Jae Min Shin, Hye Jin Joo
  • Patent number: 10602632
    Abstract: A durable and compositely-integral housing of metal and plastic used for an electronic device includes a metal frame and a plurality of plastic filling members. The metal frame defines preset positions, and the preset positions have plastic-receiving notches. The plastic filling members are injection-molded into the notches for better adhesion and bond strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignees: SHENZHEN FUTAIHONG PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., FIH (HONG KONG) LIMITED
    Inventors: Dian-Hong Wei, Yan-Min Wang, Guo-Liang Wan
  • Patent number: 10448546
    Abstract: Disclosed is a noise suppression sheet 1 including a resin layer 2, a non-magnetic metal layer 3, and a metal magnetic layer 4 in this order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Yamada, Miyuki Yanagida, Atsushi Sato, Kenichi Kawabata
  • Patent number: 10271999
    Abstract: A disposable absorbent article having a crimped fiber spunbond nonwoven web is described herein. The disposable absorbent article has a topsheet, a backsheet attached to the topsheet, and an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet. The crimped fiber spunbond nonwoven web is either at least a portion of the topsheet or the backsheet or at least a portion of the topsheet and the backsheet. The crimped fiber spunbond nonwoven web includes a plurality of apertures extending therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kelyn Anne Arora, Stephanie Niezgoda Moss, Shirdish Poondru, Timothy Ian Mullane, Nathan Ray Whitely, John Lee Hammons
  • Patent number: 10259364
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vehicle seat protection film (1). The vehicle seat protection film (1) is produced from a tube-like plastic film, which has a thickness of less than 80 ?m. Over the entire longitudinal extension between an open lower edge (29) and an at least partially closed upper edge (30) the cross-section of the tube-like plastic film is not closed in circumferential direction. The vehicle seat protection film (1) according to the invention is employed for protecting a vehicle seat during mounting of the vehicle at a car manufacturer, during a transport or in repair shops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: HORN & BAUER GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Thomas Mohr
  • Patent number: 10207392
    Abstract: Provided are abrasive articles, and related methods, that include a flexible abrasive layer having opposed first and second major surfaces, a foam backing bonded to the second major surface, the foam backing being resiliently compressible, and a plurality of slits disposed on the first major surface and penetrating through the flexible abrasive layer and at least partially through the foam backing. In further disclosed embodiments, the abrasive article includes, a flexible abrasive layer having opposed first and second major surfaces, a structured member extending across the second major surface of the flexible abrasive layer, where the structured member and the flexible abrasive layer have respective three-dimensional patterns of discrete, isolated wells that correspond to each other, and a foam backing extending across a major surface of the structured member opposite the flexible abrasive layer, the foam backing being resiliently compressible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Christopher J. Carter
  • Patent number: 10211273
    Abstract: Provided is a display apparatus, including a substrate; a plurality of pixels that are on the substrate and include at least one display device; a separation area that is on the substrate and between two adjacent pixels from among the plurality of pixels; and a penetrating portion that is in the separation area and penetrates the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kwanghoon Lee, Mugyeom Kim
  • Patent number: 10155462
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vehicle seat protection cover, which has been manufactured from a one-piece material sheet, which consists, e.g., of a fleece. The vehicle seat protection cover according to the invention has a front layer and a back layer, which limit an upper pocket and a lower pocket. The vehicle seat protection cover comprises an opening extending over its entire length. For one embodiment the vehicle seat protection cover is made of a non-woven material or a fleece material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: HORN & BAUER GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Thomas Mohr
  • Patent number: 10111484
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a helmet with hidden light source includes: providing a transparent base film and a screen printing plate, wherein the base film comprises a first portion and a second portion, and the screen printing plate covers and corresponds to the first portion; printing a lightproof ink layer on the second portion and the screen printing plate; removing the screen printing plate; coating a light transmitting ink layer on the lightproof ink layer; attaching at least one light source on the light transmitting ink layer corresponding to the first portion; and forming a helmet base to cover the at least one light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: SHENZHEN QIANHAI LIVALL IOT TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yong-Zheng Ye, Bo Zheng, Zhi-Ming Li
  • Patent number: 10105660
    Abstract: A diffuser membrane and a method for manufacturing the same are provided. In the method for manufacturing, a first material is heated and extruded to form a base layer and a second material is heated and extruded to form a coating layer. The base layer and coating layer may be extruded substantially simultaneously in a coextrusion process. Accordingly, the coating may be applied to the base layer in a manner that optimizes the bonding between the two layers and provides the ability to control the thickness of the coating layer. Alternatively, the base layer is formed initially and the coating layer is subsequently formed thereover. The first and second materials have differing properties. The first material may comprise polyurethane and the second material may comprise polyurethane and PTFE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Environmental Dynamics International, Inc.
    Inventors: Warrick S. Wadman, David A. Capron, Charles E. Tharp
  • Patent number: 9874022
    Abstract: A roof flashing and a combination of the roof flashing, a roof structure, and a conduit are provided. The roof flashing includes a base and a flexible tube. Both the base and the flexible tube include an elastic water barrier and a plastically deformable shaping material, allowing the base to be molded to the contours of the roof structure and the tube to be shaped to closely fit around the conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: OATEY CO.
    Inventors: Eric G. Hull, Willie Perez
  • Patent number: 9689099
    Abstract: The purpose of this disclosure is to provide a process for producing stretch nonwoven fabric having excellent stretchability. This production process has the following configuration. The process for producing stretch nonwoven fabric comprises: a step in which nonwoven fabric to be treated which comprises stretchable fibers and extensible fibers is unevenly stretched, while being conveyed, so that nonwoven fabric having both higher stretched regions and lower stretched regions is formed; and a step in which the nonwoven fabric having both higher stretched regions and lower stretched regions is heated for 0.1-10 seconds at a temperature which is 40° C. or higher but is lower than the melting point of the stretchable fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Mitsuno, Jun Okuda, Kou Detani
  • Patent number: 9676164
    Abstract: As described herein, an extensible sheet material includes a first and a second zone that is separate from the first zone. The first zone exposes a first color or pattern when the extensible sheet material is stretched beyond a first percentage. The second zone exposes a second color or pattern when the extensible sheet material is stretched beyond a second percentage greater than the first percentage. Absorbent articles that include the extensible sheet material are capable of indicating to a wearer when the extensible sheet material has been stretched too little, too much, or just the right amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Wing-Chak Ng, Jose Augusto Vidal de Siqueira, Lawrence H. Sawyer, Charles W. Colman
  • Patent number: 9644371
    Abstract: The present invention is transportable economically in a flat state, and easy to attach and detach, and can provide a curved surface simply while maintaining decoration and strength without craftsmanship. Slits are provided on a rectangular board panel comprising two or more layers of a hard material and a soft material. Two or more layers comprising a hard material and a soft material are laminated on a rectangular board panel, and slits having a length of ½ to ¾ of the vertical side are provided thereto. The use of slits makes formation of curved surfaces easy. Since there is no need to reinforce the outside to maintain the strength thereof, the board panel can be removed easily. Even if in external pressure is applied to the board panel, the flexibility of the hard material divided by the slits and the elastic characteristic of the soft material cause the pressure to be dispersed and absorbed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Inventor: Kenichi Sato
  • Patent number: 9549590
    Abstract: A material that includes at least one layer made of an auxetic structure and articles of footwear having soles comprising the materials. The articles of footwear have sole components that have at least one layer made of a material that has a pattern of geometrical patterns. The geometrical patterns have hinged portions 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. The sole component may include a pattern of recesses with varying depths, sizes, and shapes disposed along the inner surface as well as the outer surface of the sole component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Tory M. Cross, Kevin W. Hoffer, David P. Jones, Patrick B. Kirschner, Elizabeth Langvin, James C. Meschter
  • Patent number: 9486978
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein for laser kerfed veneers. A laser may be used to produce kerf lines in thin veneers. The settings of the laser may be adjusted to adjust the width and depth of the kerf lines. The width and depth of the kerf lines may be selected in order to provide sufficient strength to the veneer while decreasing telegraphing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: GOODRICH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher L. Chapman, Sayan Rakshit, Tommy R. Hawkins, Satya Swaroop Panda
  • Patent number: 9362501
    Abstract: A metal mask is provided. The metal mask includes a mask portion and an end portion. The mask portion has a mask body and an outer frame surrounding and being connected to the mask body. The end portion connects one end of the mask portion. At least one of the mask portion and the end portion has at least one recessed portion located outside the mask body. The ratio of a total capacity of the at least one recessed portion to a total volume of the mask portion and the end portion is between 0.087 and 0.667.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: DARWIN PRECISIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chieh-Hao Hsu, Feng Yang Hsieh
  • Patent number: 9284035
    Abstract: A process for fabricating an integrated panel structures and the structures thereby fabricated are provided with first and second stiffeners positioned on a base skin so that the stiffeners intersect at respective intersecting regions. First and second fiber-reinforced resin-composite overlapping layers are provided on the first and second stiffeners so that at least lateral regions thereof are laminated to a corresponding region of the base skin. The base skin and the overlapping layers may be assembled with the first and second stiffeners to form a panel preform which may then be subjected to curing conditions so as to co-cure all previously uncured components and thereby form an integrated composite panel structure with mutually intersecting first and second stiffeners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: EMBRAER S.A.
    Inventor: Danilo Seixas Victorazzo
  • Patent number: 9260808
    Abstract: A flexible coform nonwoven web that contains a matrix of meltblown fibers and an absorbent material is provided. The meltblown fibers may constitute from about 2 wt % to about 40 wt % of the coform web. The absorbent material may constitute from about 60 wt % to about 98 wt % of the coform web. The Cup Crush Energy/Thickness ratio of the nonwoven structure is desirably less than about 600. The coform web may be imparted with a three-dimensional texture by, for example, using a three-dimensional forming surface. The coform web is suitable for forming absorbent articles such as wipers and personal care absorbent products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Schmidt, Kenneth B. Close, David M. Jackson, Lisa L. Nickel
  • Patent number: 9263707
    Abstract: A mask assembly and a method of fabricating an organic light emitting display device using the same are provided. The mask assembly includes: a mask frame including a window therein; and a mask which is disposed on the window and fixed to the mask frame, wherein the mask includes a plurality of open parts and a plurality of blocked parts which extend in a column direction. Each open part and each blocked part may alternately be arranged in a row direction. Each open part may include a plurality of pixel openings and a plurality of pixel connection openings, which are alternately arranged in the column direction, and a maximum width of the pixel opening may be larger than a maximum width of the pixel connection opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jung Woo Ko
  • Patent number: 9228806
    Abstract: Protective armor panels comprising a grid formed of a plurality of strips of material having a front edge, a back edge, and side surfaces and a sheet of material secured to the front surface of the grid are disclosed. The strips of material can be contoured to form an armor panel having virtually any arbitrary shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Renton Coil Spring Company
    Inventor: Charles F. Pepka
  • Patent number: 9142883
    Abstract: An attaching method of attaching a film-like member shaped like a plane face to a member having a surface shaped like a curved face including a first step of determining, by an analysis, a region where stress higher than that in a case where the film-like member is shaped like the plane face is generated when the film-like member is attached to the member shaped like the curved face, a second step of forming a slit at the region where the stress higher than that in the case where the film-like member is shaped like the plane face is generated, and a third step of attaching the film-like member having the formed slit to the member having the surface shaped like the curved face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI STEEL MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toru Hirokane, Yukihisa Koyanagi
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150140265
    Abstract: A cushioning wrap material includes an elongate layer of expanded sheet material comprising an array of openings, and an elongate layer of interleaf material secured to the layer of expanded sheet material in face-to-face relationship. The expanded sheet material is expanded in length and thickness, and the layer of interleaf material may have a width equal to or less than a width of the layer of expanded sheet material. Typically, the layer of interleaf material is secured to the layer of expanded sheet material such that respective longitudinal centerlines of each layer are substantially aligned. The layer of expanded sheet material and layer of interleaf material secured thereto are then wound into a roll. Typically, each layer is at least thirty feet in length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Brandon Cadette Page, Keith Alexander Furr, Marcelo Miller Passos, Robert D. Hillebrand, Lev Semenovich Grupin, Richard B. Weslock, Christopher L. Duncan
  • Publication number: 20150125655
    Abstract: A laminated composite radius filler for a composite structure has a stacked ply assembly having a plurality of stacks of laminate radius filler plies cut to a desired width and having a desired ply orientation. The laminated composite radius filler further has a geometric shaped filler element positioned at a desired location on a first portion of the stacked ply assembly. The geometric shaped filler element deforms a second portion of the stacked ply assembly stacked over the geometric shaped filler element, such that the laminate radius filler plies of the second portion of the stacked ply assembly change direction and have a component of direction including a horizontal direction and a vertical direction. The laminated composite radius filler having a shape substantially corresponding to a radius filler region of the composite structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Kirk B. Kajita, Douglas A. Frisch
  • Patent number: 9017791
    Abstract: A shingle blank comprises an asphalt coated mat having a cut line formed in the asphalt coated mat. The cut line includes a continuous cut portion and a perforated portion. The perforated portion is structured and configured to facilitate separation of the shingle blank into discrete portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Lawrence J. Grubka, Jennifer L. Frey
  • 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: 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: 20150086741
    Abstract: An article (100) for securing an object to a surface is provided. The article comprises a conformable backing (30) having top and bottom major surfaces and a perimeter edge, an adhesive (36) coated on at least a portion of the bottom major surface of the backing, and a self-supporting carrier (50) releasably adhered to the top major surface of the backing, the carrier having spaced-apart first and second sections (50), each section having a central edge. The central edges define opposing borders of an object-conformable region (37) of the backing. On opposite sides of the object-conformable region, the backing comprises two anchor regions. Also provided is a method of using the article to secure an object to the surface. The method comprises using at least one section of the carrier to conform the backing to at least a portion of the topological shape of the object to be secured to the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Naimul Karim, Michael G. Williams
  • 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: 20150079338
    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: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Steven J. Burpo, Michael P. Renieri, Nicholas B. Segobiano, Neal A. Froeschner
  • Publication number: 20150079337
    Abstract: Polymeric layer having first and second, generally opposed major surfaces, comprising an array of openings extending between the first and second major surfaces. The polymeric layers are useful, for example, as components in personal care garments such as diapers and feminine hygiene products. They can also be useful for filtering (including liquid filtering) and acoustic applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Ronald W. Ausen, Thomas P. Hanschen, William J. Kopecky, Thomas L. Wood, Wei Zhang
  • Publication number: 20150072107
    Abstract: To obtain an integrated foam-molded product whose manufacturing cost is reduced and which makes an effective use of a property of an integration target. Foaming heat generated at the time of the foaming of a polyurethane foam raw material, whose influence has been conventionally prevented by contriving a special measure, is positively used. The integration target is influenced by foaming heat generated at the time of the foaming of the polyurethane foam raw material in a mold, to thermally deform into a desired shape along a mold shape. Consequently, it is possible to mold the integration target into an arbitrary shape in a step of integrating the integration target with a polyurethane foam layer in the mold by integrated foaming, and therefore, there is no need to work the integration target to a state closer to a final shape in a step before it is disposed in the mold, which can simplify manufacturing steps and reduce manufacturing cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Delta Kogyo Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Etsunori FUJITA, Yumi OGURA, Seiji KAWASAKI, Shigeki WAGATA, Yoshimi ENOKI
  • 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: 20140370237
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a dry, self-supporting fibrous material, the fibers of which have been treated with a binder composition. The fibrous material can be slit into tapes or tows that are suitable for use in an Automated Tape Laying (ATL) or Automated Fiber Placement (AFP) process. This fibrous material is suitable for forming preforms which are configured to receive a matrix resin by resin infusion in the manufacturing of structural composite parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Dominique Ponsolle, Carmelo Luca Restuccia, William Jacobs, Robert Blackburn, Carmelo LoFaro, Richard Price, Marc Doyle, Mitchell Smith, Mark Roman, Abdel Abusafieh
  • Publication number: 20140363626
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a glass substrate having a through hole, includes preparing a glass substrate having an average coefficient of thermal expansion in a range of 55×0?7/K to 120×10?7/K at 50° C. to 300° C., and a thickness of 0.2 mm or greater and 1 mm or less, and forming the through hole in the glass substrate using a laser-guided discharge technique.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Shintaro TAKAHASHI, Leander Dittmann, Adrien Chaize
  • Patent number: 8883287
    Abstract: A flexible and stretchable patterned substrate is provided having a strain-permitting material comprising a patterned conformation that allows the flexible patterned substrate to experience local strain or local strain domains lower than the macroscopic strain of the flexible and stretchable patterned substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Infinite Corridor Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Mary C. Boyce, Simona Socrate, Christopher M. Boyce, Brian P. Greviskes
  • Publication number: 20140329049
    Abstract: A thermally insulating member includes a plane sheet having two ends spaced in a length direction and two sides spaced in a thickness direction perpendicular to the length direction. The plane sheet includes a plurality of rows of slits between the ends of the plane sheet. Each row of slits extends from one of the sides through the other side of the plane sheet. A first spacing between two adjacent rows of slits in the length direction is larger than a spacing between two adjacent slits in the same row of slits in a width direction perpendicular to the length and width directions by a second spacing. A thermally insulating strip is defined between two adjacent rows of slits. A stretchable rib is formed between two adjacent slits in the same row of slits. Each end of the plane sheet is a coupling portion free of the slits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: LlAN YI DESIGN ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shao-Wen Zhang
  • 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
  • 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