Including Variation In Thickness Patents (Class 428/156)
  • Patent number: 8906485
    Abstract: Processes for the production of high strength polyethylene tape articles from high strength ultra-high molecular weight multi-filament yarns, and to the tape articles, fabrics, laminates and impact resistant materials made therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International
    Inventors: Thomas Tam, Ashok Bhatnagar, Mark Benjamin Boone, Steven Correale
  • Publication number: 20140356579
    Abstract: An electric conductive resin composition comprises about 0.5 to about 5 parts by weight of (C) carbon nanotubes, based on about 100 parts by weight of a base resin comprising about 50 to about 97% by weight of (A) a polycarbonate resin and about 3 to about 50% by weight of (B) a rubber-modified aromatic vinyl resin (B1), a semi-crystalline polymer resin (B2), or a mixture thereof. The electric conductive resin composition has a surface resistance of about 105?/? or less and can have excellent conductivity. Further, the composition can have excellent productivity, tensile strength and/or tensile elongation, and/or generates little dust.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Cheil Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Chan Gyun Shin, Jong Cheol Lim, Eun Hye Jung
  • Publication number: 20140356581
    Abstract: A hat stiffener disclosed herein that includes a web portion having locally optimized slopes. The hat stiffener may include a web portion having a relatively small slope optimized to handle a sheer force. The hat stiffener may further include a web portion having a relatively large slope optimized to handle a pull-off or interface force. The hat stiffener may include a hat cap having variable widths along the length of the hat stiffener. The hat stiffener may further include a transitional web portion to transition from a web portion having a relatively large slope to a web portion having a relatively smaller slope. The concepts disclosed herein allow for the generation of a one-piece hat stiffener, which can be locally optimized to improve structural capability and efficiency for different loading applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Jason Lawrence Firko, Christopher Mazza
  • Publication number: 20140356566
    Abstract: Polyolefin films comprising a gloss layer, a matte layer and a support layer are provided. Use of the polyolefin films as a carrier material for self-clinging films and polyolefin films adhered to self-clinging films are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Achilles USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Bach Nguyen, Takuo Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20140358101
    Abstract: Nonwoven web materials formed of a first outer accumulation, a second outer accumulation, and an inner accumulation of fibers are disclosed. The outer accumulations of fibers may form respective first and second macroscopic outer web surfaces. The webs may bear a pattern of thermal bonds impressed on either or both of the first and second macroscopic surfaces, at which the fibers of the first accumulation are thermally bonded to fibers of the second accumulation. Fibers of the inner accumulation may be interlaced among the fibers of the first and/or second accumulations and be present at the first and/or second macroscopic outer web surfaces. A related method for manufacturing nonwoven web materials is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Kevin Ronald Kanya, Olaf Erik Alexander Isele
  • Patent number: 8900409
    Abstract: A web product having at least two plies and having a Basis Weight, BW, value greater than 51.6 gsm and a Dry Bulk, DB, value greater than 15.5 cc/g is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Osman Polat, Jeffrey Glen Sheehan
  • Publication number: 20140349039
    Abstract: A set of convertible placemats includes a plurality of similarly shaped placemats. Each placemat may define a perimeter shape including at least a first side and a second side opposite the first side, wherein the first side includes a first complex edge pattern including multiple curved or non-parallel geometric features, wherein the second side includes a second complex edge pattern including multiple curved or non-parallel geometric features, and wherein the second complex edge pattern is geometrically complementary to the first complex edge pattern, such that the second complex edge pattern geometrically mates with the first complex edge pattern of another one of the placemats when the two placemats are arranged side-by-side with the second complex edge pattern abutting the first complex edge pattern. At least a subset of the convertible placemats may be arranged side-by-side in a row to form a table runner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Finell Company, LLC
    Inventor: Rebecca Finell
  • Publication number: 20140349074
    Abstract: An oriented plastic composition (OPC) shaped article having a length, width and thickness dimension in which the width and thickness dimensions are less than that of the length dimension, having at least one surface that can be machined so that a portion of the OPC shaped article is reduced in the width or thickness dimension along at least a portion of the length of the article and a process for making and machining an OPC shaped article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Eovations, LLC
    Inventors: Brett Birchmeier, Richard McBride
  • Publication number: 20140349059
    Abstract: The invention relates to a setting film for plasticine, which makes it possible to set any type of illustration on a plasticine figure including a first surface provided with a plurality of small blunt projections that extend away from the figure, and a second surface provided with a means for coupling with an illustration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Jose Girones Pont
  • Publication number: 20140349076
    Abstract: There is provided a method of manufacturing a plate member including preparing a base plate member having main faces, and performing etching by immersing at least part of the base plate member in an etching liquid while controlling a lowering speed of a liquid surface of the etching liquid on the main faces of the base plate member to a desired lowering speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshihiro NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20140349075
    Abstract: An apparatus structured to contact external tissue, such as skin, of a user includes an elastomeric contacting portion that is structured to directly engage the external tissue. The contacting portion has an engineered surface (64A, 64B) that includes a plurality of non-random, predesigned surface features (70, 74B, 76B, 78B) designed to reduce friction and improve user comfort. In one implementation, the pitch (P) between each immediately adjacent pair of the surface features (70, 76B) is less than or equal to a predetermined maximum pitch value, and the height (H) of each of the surface features (70, 76B) is less than or equal to a predetermined maximum height value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Cornelis Petrus Hendriks, Rudolf Maria Jozef Voncken, Willem Potze, Nicolaas Petrus Willard, Joyce Van Zanten, Mareike Klee
  • Publication number: 20140349066
    Abstract: A composite part defining a button shaped protrusion and including fibers reinforcing a resin matrix throughout the part. The fibers may be in the form of a woven mat or in the form of loose fibers that are deposited in a mold. Methods of making the composite part with a woven mat or loose fibers being provided in the button shaped recess that defines a void in the fiber reinforced composite part at a predetermined location where a self-piercing rivet is to be inserted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Aindrea McKelvey Campbell
  • Publication number: 20140349056
    Abstract: A strip of absorbent paper product includes a first edge and a second edge defining a strip width. The strip has a centerline extending in a longitudinal direction and equidistant between the first edge and the second edge, and a central region extending in the longitudinal direction and having a central width. The central region extends laterally outwardly on each side of the centerline. The strip can have a first edge region and a second edge region that extend outward from the central region. A first design element is disposed in the central region and includes a visual center point. The strip can also have at least two second design elements. At least one of second design elements can be disposed in the central region, and another second design element can be disposed in the first edge region or the second edge region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Emma Lynn SARTINI, Kathryn Christian KIEN, Marian Frances SMITH, Lee Ann LUIPOLD
  • Patent number: 8895126
    Abstract: Unitary films and laminates thereof are provided having at least first and second film segments which extend adjacent one another and are permanently joined together. The first and second film segments are joined at an interface, wherein at the interface a tip of the second segment overlaps the first segment in the cross-direction of the film. The film has a thickness “T” at the tip of the second segment, and the second segment has a thickness “t” at a distance T in the cross direction from the tip of the second segment. The ratio T/t is suitably greater than about 3. The unitary films and laminates thereof are well suited, for example, for use as outer covers in personal care articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Wing-Chak Ng, Jose Augusto Vidal de Siqueira
  • Publication number: 20140342117
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a heat conductive adhesive film includes: forming a non-solid heat conductive adhesive layer with cured particles on a substrate; forming several bumps on the non-solid heat conductive adhesive layer while performing curing, so as to yield the heat conductive adhesive film with several bumps. A heat conductive adhesive film and an OLED panel are provided. Several bumps are formed on a flat surface of the heat conductive adhesive film, thus increasing the surface area of the heat conductive adhesive film such that heat from the heat generating unit can be duly discharged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Quanzhong Wang, Zhenhua Gu, Moyu Zhu
  • Patent number: 8889245
    Abstract: A three-dimensional nanostructures and a method for fabricating the same, and more particularly to three-dimensional structures of various shapes having high aspect ratio and uniformity in large area and a method of fabricating the same by attaching a target material to the outer surface of patterned polymer structures using an ion bombardment phenomenon occurring during a physical ion etching process to form target material-polymer composite structures, and then removing the polymer from the target material-polymer structures. A three-dimensional nanostructures with high aspect ratio and uniformity can be fabricated by a simple process at low cost by using the ion bombardment phenomenon occurring during physical ion etching. Also, nanostructures of various shapes can be easily fabricated by controlling the pattern and shape of polymer structures. In addition, uniform fine nanostructures having a thickness of 10 nm or less can be formed in a large area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Hee-Tae Jung, Hwan-Jin Jeon, Kyoung-Hwan Kim, Youn-Kyoung Baek
  • Patent number: 8889247
    Abstract: A man-made, molded article is provided. The article includes a profile including a planar wall, and an adjacent integral molded depression having a contoured wall extending downwardly from the planar wall. The contoured wall includes a bead portion, a cove portion, and a ledge between the bead and cove portions. The articles are stackable, one above another for transport, in a nestable relationship in which multiple contact zones are present between the contoured walls of an adjacently stacked pair of the molded articles. The contact zones include an arcuately extending contact interface zone between the bead exterior and interior surfaces. The depression has a substantially uniform thickness varying by no more than about +1 percent to about ?11 percent in relation to a thickness of the planar wall. Related methods and assemblies are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Masonite Corporation
    Inventor: Steven K. Lynch
  • Publication number: 20140336608
    Abstract: The present application discloses and claims a three-dimensional sheet material and an absorbent article which utilizes the sheet material within the article. The three-dimensional sheet material is designed to minimize the contact area on one side of the material thereby making it useful for various applications including a body contacting top sheet or liner material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Xueen George Hao, Lin Miao, Chunlei Pu, Tongtong Zhang
  • Publication number: 20140335313
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for designing and fabricating contact-free support structures for overhang geometries of parts fabricated using electron beam additive manufacturing. One or more layers of un-melted metallic powder are disposed in an elongate gap between an upper horizontal surface of the support structure and a lower surface of the overhang geometry. The powder conducts heat from the overhang geometry to the support structure. The support structure acts as a heat sink to enhance heat transfer and reduce the temperature and severe thermal gradients due to poor thermal conductivity of metallic powders underneath the overhang. Because the support structure is not connected to the part, the support structure can be removed freely without any post-processing step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: The Board of Trustees of The University of Alabama
    Inventors: Yuag-Shan Chou, Kenneth Cooper
  • Publication number: 20140335321
    Abstract: A polymeric sheet comprising: a first surface and a second surface; and a first embossed pattern on at least one of the first surface or the second surface and method of preparing same is provided. In one aspect, the sheet comprises at least two protrusions, the at least two protrusions direct, impede, and/or control gas movement between the at least two protrusions when arranged in contact with a surface and externally compressed. In another aspect, the sheet is at least partially cross-linked and/or foamed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Benjamin Joshua Reisman, Baruch Zur, Gregory A. Brooker
  • Patent number: 8883289
    Abstract: The fluid philicity/phobicity adjustable surface structure is provided to hold a liquid. The surface structure includes a base and many small bumps located on the base. The small bumps are boxy in shape. Every small bump has at least one corner boundary, and the corner boundary is defined as a sudden change of the surface orientation. The gap between every two adjacent small bumps is smaller than the shortest cohesion diameter of the liquid. Additionally, the contact angle between the liquid and the hydrophilic hydrophobic adjustable surface structure is ? which satisfies the condition: ?*???(180??)+?*, where ?* is the contact angle between the base and the liquid, ? is the boundary edge angle of the small bump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: National Central University
    Inventors: Heng-Kwong Tsao, Feng-Ming Chang, Siang-Jie Hong
  • Publication number: 20140329054
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an aqueous formulation particularly for generating electrically conductive and/or reflective structures by microcontact printing, characterized in that the formulation contains at least a) ?15 to ?55 parts by weight water, b) ?10 to ?50 parts by weight alcohol, c) ?15 to ?45 parts by weight metal-based nanoparticles, d) 0.5 to ?10 parts by weight non-fluorinated surfactant, and e) ?0.5 to ?10 parts by weight fluorinated surfactant, wherein the above defined constituents a) to e) summarize to a concentration of ?100 parts by weight in the formulation. The wetting behavior especially of hydrophobic materials may significantly be improved. The present invention further relates to a method of generating structures, particularly being electrically conductive and/or reflective, on a substrate by microcontact printing and a substrate comprising such a structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: CLARIANT INTERNATIONAL AG
    Inventors: Deivaraj Theivanayagam Chairman, Frank Sicking, Venkataramanan Balasubramanian, Daniel Rudhardt
  • Publication number: 20140322491
    Abstract: A patch for a structure has a rework area with an inconsistency formed therein. The patch comprises a patch body having at least two regions including a fail-safe region and a safe-life region encompassing the fail-safe region. The safe-life region has a mode I interlaminar fracture toughness that is less than the mode I interlaminar fracture toughness of the fail-safe region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Eugene Dan-Jumbo, Russell Lee Keller, Everett A. Westerman
  • Publication number: 20140322489
    Abstract: A method of fabricating an elastomeric structure, comprising: forming a first elastomeric layer on top of a first micromachined mold, the first micromachined mold having a first raised protrusion which forms a first recess extending along a bottom surface of the first elastomeric layer; forming a second elastomeric layer on top of a second micromachined mold, the second micromachined mold having a second raised protrusion which forms a second recess extending along a bottom surface of the second elastomeric layer; bonding the bottom surface of the second elastomeric layer onto a top surface of the first elastomeric layer such that a control channel forms in the second recess between the first and second elastomeric layers; and positioning the first elastomeric layer on top of a planar substrate such that a flow channel forms in the first recess between the first elastomeric layer and the planar substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Marc A. Unger, Hou-Pu Chou, Todd A. Thorsen, Axel Scherer, Stephen R. Quake
  • Publication number: 20140322490
    Abstract: A floor mat includes a plurality of projections integrally formed and extending from a lower surface. At least some of the projections have a straight axis and a cross section perpendicular to the straight axis that decreases from the base to the tip of the projection. The at least some projections have a height measured along the axis and a width corresponding to its largest dimension measured parallel to a plane of the lower surface such that the ratio of the width to the height of the projection is greater than 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: STYRON EUROPE GMBH
    Inventors: Mark Vreys, Berend J.G. Hoek
  • Publication number: 20140322468
    Abstract: Provided are methods for surface-modifying a rubber vulcanizate or a thermoplastic elastomer, the methods forming a surface with a chemically fixed lubricant instead of resin coating which has drawbacks, such as that the coating is, for example, removed or peeled during the movement within a vessel, whereby the lubricity is reduced. The present invention relates to a method for surface-modifying an object of a rubber vulcanizate or a thermoplastic elastomer, the method including step 1 of forming polymerization initiation points on a surface of the object, and step 2 of radically polymerizing a deliquescent monomer starting from the polymerization initiation points by irradiation with ultraviolet light having a wavelength within the range of 300 to 400 nm, to grow polymer chains on the surface of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Yasuhisa MINAGAWA
  • Patent number: 8871330
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a thermal and/or sound insulation system with resistance to elevated as well as low temperatures comprising at least one inner layer (A) obtained from temperature invariant and/or temperature resistant material as decoupling layer, at least one layer (B) as intermediate temperature gradient layer comprising temperature invariant and/or temperature resistant material, and at least one outer layer (C) as insulation layer comprising an expanded polymer blend, the process for manufacturing of such a system and the use of such system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Armacell Enterprise GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jürgen Weidinger, Christoph Zauner, Mark E. Harakal, Stephan Möller
  • Patent number: 8871328
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to cushioning medallions, methods of making and methods of using, particularly cushioning medallions comprising a relatively low durometer viscoelastic polymer gel, for use in gloves or on the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventors: Daniel M. Wyner, Thomas F. Cafaro, Richard B. Fox, Jeffrey H. Bowie
  • Patent number: 8871313
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an optical sheet for use in a liquid crystal display. The optical sheet of the present invention allows for ease of handling, reduces defective proportions and manufacturing costs, improves throughput, and prevents the deterioration of luminance attributable to the damage of the optical sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Kolon Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyoung Hwa Kim, Dae Shik Kim, Kyoung Jong Kim
  • Publication number: 20140314980
    Abstract: A safety drop cloth is provided having a first face, and a reverse second face; the second face substantially contacts with a subordinate surface in use; and the first face includes a body and periphery. The cloth is arranged with demarcation to distinguish the periphery from the body by light transmission characteristics where in various light levels, the cloth acts to demarcate an area for safety purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Monica BASTIDAS
  • Publication number: 20140314977
    Abstract: The shaped composites of the present disclosure have metal powder bonded with glass powder. This feature provides the advantages of metal, metal powder, or glass composite materials, without suffering from the disadvantages. The composite is prepared with simple sintering methods, and can easily be formed into any number of desired shapes with dimensional characteristics and ingredients suited to a particular application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Schott Corporation
    Inventor: Carsten Weinhold
  • Patent number: 8865289
    Abstract: Methods of incrementally stretching thermoplastic films in the machine direction include elongating the films in the machine direction without reducing the films' machine-direction tear resistance. In one or more implementations, methods of incrementally stretching thermoplastic films include reducing the gauge of the films without reducing the films' machine-direction tear resistance. The methods can involve cold stretching the films and imparting transverse-direction extending linear rib pattern into the film. The linear ribs can have alternating thick and thin gauges. Incrementally stretched thermoplastic films can have a machine-direction tear resistance that is equal to or greater than the machine-direction tear resistance of the film prior to stretching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventor: Michael G. Borchardt
  • Patent number: 8865291
    Abstract: A plasma-resistant member according to the present invention includes a base member formed of a silicon nitride sintered body, an aluminum nitride sintered body, an alumina sintered body, or a silicon carbide sintered body; and a thin film formed on a surface of the base member and composed of an yttrium compound or a spinel, wherein the thin film has, in a surface of the thin film, a plurality of projections for supporting a wafer, and a ratio a2/a1 of a film thickness a2 of portions of the thin film that include the projections to a film thickness a1 of portions of the thin film that do not include the projections satisfies 1<a2/a1<1.6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshinobu Goto
  • Publication number: 20140308480
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to multilayer thermoplastic films particularly suited for use in liners. The films contain organic fillers to produce opacity when stretched while maintaining an MD Tear Strength of at least 200 gm and a Dart Impact of at least 200 gm. Such performance can be maintained by selection and amounts of resins, organic fillers and processing conditions of the films.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Ayush A. Bafna
  • Patent number: 8859682
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tape-like packaging element made from a polyester-based plastic tape, the plastic tape comprising at least one splicing inhibitor, wherein the splicing inhibitor is a thermoplastic, styrene-based polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Teufelberger Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventors: Thomas Krziwanek, Klaus Brzezowsky
  • Patent number: 8859071
    Abstract: A curable composition for imprints, which is excellent in patternability and in line edge roughness, is provided. The curable composition for imprints comprises at least one kind of polymerizable monomer (A) and at least one kind of photopolymerization initiator (B). The polymerizable monomer (A) comprises at least two fluorine-containing groups selected from a fluoroalkyl group and a fluoroalkylether group and each of two of the fluorine-containing groups is connected with each other through a linking group having at least two carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Kunihiko Kodama
  • Patent number: 8859080
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a laminated glass panel including two sheets of glass connected by an adhesive interlayer, wherein in that in at least one direction, the thickness of the adhesive interlayer is sequentially increasing and decreasing or decreasing and increasing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Glass France
    Inventors: Hervé Thellier, Simon Le Moal, Cédric Marguerite
  • Publication number: 20140302283
    Abstract: A fibrous structure having a density (measured at 95 g/in2) of less than about 0.60 g/cm3 and at least one embossed ply having a surface thereof is disclosed. The surface has a surface area comprising from about 10.0 percent to about 20.0 percent line embossments. Also, a fibrous structure having at least two plies is disclosed. One of the two plies has a density (measured at 95 g/in2) of less than about 0.60 g/cm3 and at least one embossed ply having a surface thereof. The surface has a surface area comprising from about 10.0 percent to about 20.0 percent line embossments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: André MELLIN, Kevin Benson MCNEIL, Thomas Timothy BYRNE, Jason Merrill JONES
  • Publication number: 20140302284
    Abstract: A thermoplastic resin molding, which is lightweight and has reduced environmental impact is provided. A thermoplastic resin molding manufacturing method capable of efficiently manufacturing the thermoplastic resin molding and of satisfactorily limiting the occurrence of rust in the injection molding die is also provided. The thermoplastic resin molding may contain a thermoplastic resin and a plant fiber as the main components, and the ratio of thermoplastic resin to plant fiber content may be 7:3 to 4:6. The molding may be obtained by injection molding of a thermoplastic resin composition containing a thermoplastic resin and a plant fiber and having a water content of 0.4% or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masanori Hashiba, Kousuke Tamaki, Kazushige Maruyama, Kaoru Fujii, Tomohiro Shirasaki
  • Patent number: 8853108
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a nonwoven material intended for use in absorbent products produced by the hydroentangling of a substrate web comprising at least one layer of fibers selected from amongst synthetic fibers, regenerated fibers and natural fibers, wherein the nonwoven material (1) has a base level h0 with protuberances (2, 3) on one side, wherein the protuberances (2, 3) form at least a first and a second surface structure respectively in the form of first (2) and second (3) protuberances from the base level h0, wherein the first protuberances (2) have a height h1 from the base level and the second protuberances (3) have a height h2 from the base level h0, where h2 is higher than h1, and each of the second protuberances (3) occupies an area of the surface of the base level at least 4 times greater than each of the first protuberances (2). The invention also relates to an absorbent product containing a nonwoven material in accordance with the above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Hannu Ahoniemi, Daniel Burman, Mikael Strandqvist
  • Patent number: 8852723
    Abstract: An air cushion pad includes at least two sheet members, which are made of resilient materials. Each sheet member forms a plurality of hollow tubes projecting therefrom and the tubes are connected to each other by a substantially flat plate. The tubes of one sheet member and the tubes of the other sheet member are alternately fit to each other in an opposing manner to form the air cushion pad. When an external impact force is applied in a top down manner, the air cushion pad absorbs the impact force and undergoes sideways deformation so as to convert the impact force into a transverse to thereby realize shock absorption and eliminate damage caused by downward action of the impact force to provide the function of protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Universal Trim Supply Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shih-Sheng Yang
  • Patent number: 8852719
    Abstract: A releasable transfer film is suitable to provide a metalized embossed composite onto a paper substrate without a release layer between the composite and a polymeric carrier layer. The transfer film includes a polymeric base layer, an embossing material layer and a metal layer. The transfer film is bonded to the paper substrate with an adhesive layer allowing the polymeric barrier layer to peel away from and to expose the metal-backed, embossing material layer. The substrate covered with the metalized embossed composite can be used to impart holographic style images to packaging, printed media products such as magazines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Toray Plastics (America), Inc.
    Inventors: John Fitch, Tracy Paolilli, Scott Narkevicius, Bonnie Adams
  • Patent number: 8852714
    Abstract: High tenacity, high elongation multi-filament polymeric tapes as well as ballistic resistant fabrics, composites and articles made therefrom. The tapes are fabricated from multi-filament fibers/yarns that are twisted together, bonded together, compressed and flattened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Tam, Mark Benjamin Boone
  • Patent number: 8852720
    Abstract: An article may include an array of features formed in a substrate and may be coated by a thermal barrier coating (TBC). The array of features may mitigate thermal stress experienced by the coated article. In particular, the array of features may reduce or limit crack propagation at or above the interface of a thermally insulative layer and a bond coat in the TBC. In some embodiments, the array may be formed proximate to and substantially aligned with cooling holes formed in the substrate. In other embodiments, an article may include a first array of features formed in a first location of a substrate and a second array of features formed in a second location of a substrate. The first and second locations may be determined or selected based on a prediction of thermal stresses that the substrate will experience at the first and second locations during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce Corporation
    Inventors: Ann Bolcavage, Raymond J. Sinatra
  • Patent number: 8852709
    Abstract: A composite material part and method for manufacturing the part. The part has a large variation in thickness between a first zone having a thickness E1 and a second zone having a thickness E2, which is made as a single part with a transition zone, external surfaces of which have gradients of magnitude, in which the structure of the stack includes; b1) a plurality of continuous plies that extend in the three zones; b2) a plurality of plies that extend in the first zone and in the transition zone, terminating in a stepped manner in the transition zone; b3) a plurality of plies that extend in the first zone and in the transition zone, terminating in a stepped manner in the transition zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations, S. L.
    Inventors: Jose Luis Lozano Garcia, Jose Orencio Granado Macarrilla, Vicente Martinez Valdegrama
  • Patent number: 8852722
    Abstract: Structured surface articles such as molds or sheeting are formed on a compound substrate including a machined substrate and a replicated substrate. In one embodiment, the structured surface is a cube corner element on a compound substrate. In another embodiment, the structured surface is a geometric structure that has a plurality of faces, where one face is located on the machined substrate and another face is located on the replicated substrate. In yet another embodiment, at least some of the faces include a compound face with a portion formed on the machined substrate and a portion formed on the replicated substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Gerald M. Benson, Kenneth L. Smith
  • Publication number: 20140295140
    Abstract: According to the present invention there is provided a polymer friction surface subject to sliding contact with footware worn by a user wherein said friction surface is embossed and said footware having hard, gloss interface with said friction surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Charles Edmund King, Julian David Williams
  • Publication number: 20140295111
    Abstract: Artificial lawn, in particular an artificial grass sports field, comprising a substrate as well as artificial fibres extending from said substrate, whereby the substrate is formed such that it extends between the artificial grass fibres.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Ten Cate Nederland B.V.
    Inventor: Menno van Dijk
  • Publication number: 20140290059
    Abstract: An anisotropic conductive film includes: an insulation region having a planer shape and containing an insulating filler at a first content rate; and a plurality of conductive particle holding regions arranged in the insulation region, the conductive particle holding regions holding conductive particles and containing the insulating filler at a second content rate lower than the first content rate, the conductive particle holding regions being arranged discretely in a planar direction of the insulation region. A method of making conductive connection between a first terminal arranged on a first member and a second terminal arranged on a second member includes: preliminarily tacking the anisotropic conductive film to the first member; holding the first and second members such that the first and second terminals face to each other across the preliminarily tacked anisotropic conductive film; pressing the first and second members to each other; and heating the anisotropic conductive film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takeaki KAWASHIMA
  • Publication number: 20140295208
    Abstract: Roll-to-roll fabrication of predetermined or ordered three-dimensional nanostructure arrays is described. Provided methods can comprise imprinting a substrate with a two-dimensional (2-D) pattern by rolling a cylindrical pattern comprising a 2-D array of structures against a substrate. In addition, control or determination of nanostructure parameters via control of process parameters is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Zhiyong Fan, Siu-Fung Leung