Including Variation In Thickness Patents (Class 428/156)
  • Patent number: 8697220
    Abstract: Tape articles having improved properties are made from ultra-high molecular weight (UHMW) multi-filament yarns. The tape articles can have a ratio of the low temperature area under the curve (120° C. to Tm-onset) to the total area under the curve (120° C. to 165° C.) of less than about 0.15 as calculated from an increasing temperature DSC scan from a temperature of 30° C. to a temperature of 200° C. at a constant rate of 10° C. per minute. Additionally, in some examples the tape articles can also have a tenacity at least about 24 g/d (2.06 GPa) when measured by ASTM D882-09 at a 10 inch (25.4 cm) gauge length and at an extension rate of 100%/min. Further, the tape articles can have no long period of less than 450 Angstroms (?) when measured by small angle x-ray analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Tam, Mark Benjamin Boone, Steven Thomas Correale
  • Patent number: 8697224
    Abstract: An ornamental structure for a vehicle upholstery member provides a plurality of surface patterns by using a single vehicle upholstery member. On the surface of an embossed vehicle upholstery member are arranged a first region formed with a first emboss pattern, a second region spaced from the first region and formed with a second emboss pattern different from the first emboss pattern, and a third region located between the first and second regions and formed with a third emboss pattern which changes progressively from the first emboss pattern to the second emboss pattern as one moves from the first region to the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keisuke Kato, Mie Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20140099474
    Abstract: A nanoimprint mold for a curved surface is provided and includes a silicone rubber elastic body having an Hs rubber hardness, in the case of a thickness of 250 ?m, of 10 to 55 and includes fine depressions and protrusions formed on the surface. According to the nanoimprint mold for a curved surface, a nanoimprint can be formed even on a curved surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: SOKEN CHEMICAL & ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takanori Takahashi, Hiroko Yamada, Takahide Mizawa, Ryota Kojima
  • Publication number: 20140099456
    Abstract: A fiber reinforced polymer strengthening system containing a concrete or masonry structural member having at least one outer facing surface with at least one groove. The at least one groove contains at least one reinforcing element, where the reinforcing element contains a matrix material having a transition temperature of at least about 120° C. and a plurality of fibers having a tensile strength of at least about 1000 MPa. The groove also contains a binder comprising an inorganic material and is incombustible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventors: Venkatkrishna Raghavendran, Bernhard Zeiler, Qi Liao, Jeffrey Strahan, Dale S. Kitchen, Patrick A. Petri, Philip T. Wilson, Gregg J. Blaszak
  • Publication number: 20140099473
    Abstract: The invention is related to a mat for all vehicles. The vehicle includes at least one mat placement area which is either under a driver seat or under an adjacent passenger seat. The mat is placed on the mat placement area either under the driver seat or under the adjacent passenger seat. The mat includes a first corner zone and a second corner zone opposite to the first corner zone wherein each of the first and second corner zones is formed with a plurality of curved, intersected grooves so that the first and second corner zones are bendable by using the grooves when the mat is placed on one of the at least one mat placement area so that the mat can completely engage one of the at least one mat placement area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventor: SHIGEYUKI AOKI
  • Patent number: 8691370
    Abstract: A multi-layered support structure provides ergonomic, adaptable seating support. The multi-layered support structure includes multiple cooperative layers to maximize global comfort and support while enhancing adaptation to localized variations in a load, such as in the load applied when a person sits in a chair. The cooperative layers each include elements such as pixels, springs, support rails, and other elements to provide this adaptable comfort and support. The multi-layered support structure also uses aligned material to provide a flexible yet durable support structure. Accordingly, the multi-layered support structure provides maximum comfort for a wide range of body shapes and sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Herman Miller, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan S. Brill, Christopher C. Hill, James D. Slagh, John F. Aldrich, Timothy P. Coffield, Andrew B. Hartmann, Kelly E. Washburn, Michael D. Stanton, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8691363
    Abstract: This invention relates to a nonslip decorative and protective coverings in order to cover and protect distinct surfaces, its composition and the manufacturing process thereof; characterized in that it consists of a foamed cellular film based on dry mixed and calendared suspension resins, defining a smooth textured and decorated upper surface, and a rough lower surface with high adherence; said film consists of a composition of: a) suspension resin of vinyl polychloride and/or copolymer of vinyl chloride; b) plasticizers in order to provide flexibility to the covering; c) other components such as elastomers, Barium/Zinc or tin stabilizers; lubricants, biocides, flame retardants, pigments and charges, in order to facilitate the processing thereof, and d) foaming agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: PYN, S.A. de C.V.
    Inventor: Gabriel Lopez Montiel
  • Publication number: 20140093690
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to microfabrication of three dimensional polymeric structures incorporating a large number of identical elements each having one or more materials. In specific embodiments, the structures are large area fiber optic plates and associated structures, wherein the fibers are precisely located relative to each other and can serve as optical readout, such as optical readout for high density microarrays of biomaterial and other chemicals or pharmaceuticals. A three-dimensional fiber optic plate can be fabricated by a lithographic process in which a 2D solid slice is produced by exposing a 2D layer of photocurable liquid to ultraviolet light. The cured layer is lowered and the process is repeated to build the plate layer by layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: NANOPTICS, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Youngwook Noh, Richard T. Farley, James K. Walker
  • Publication number: 20140093681
    Abstract: A patterned curviform surface of glass includes a glass body having a smooth surface. The smooth surface has a plurality of compressive stress area, and the plurality of compressive stress area forms a predetermined pattern. Compressive stress retained in the compressive stress area is lager than 50 Mpa so that the plurality of compressive stress area will form a patterned curviform surface based on the predetermined pattern. A method for manufacturing the patterned curviform surface of glass includes forming a mask onto the smooth surface of surface roughness lower than 0.12 ?m. The mask includes a plurality of hollow, and the plurality of hollow forms a predetermined pattern. The smooth surface is processed by a chemical ion tempering process to form a plurality of compressive stress area retaining compressive stress within the hollow of the mask. By removing the mask and cleaning the smooth surface, a curviform surface opposite to the predetermined pattern is formed to the smooth surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventor: NAI-YUE LIANG
  • Publication number: 20140093691
    Abstract: Composites, products made from composites and method of producing same are provided. The present invention includes an injection moldable product made from a composite material at least composed of balanced mixture of thermoplastics and fibrous components. The injection moldable product is formed into a body that has a wedge-shape, a shim-shape or the like wherein the body includes one or more cored regions extending though at least a portion thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: Airmark, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Shray, Steven Hollingworth, Dale Harrison, Colin Felton
  • Publication number: 20140093688
    Abstract: Methods of fabricating nano-structures on a substrate surface are provided including the use of small initial pilot nano-structures patterned in a writing layer which are enlarged upon transfer to a pattern transfer layer among process layers applied to the substrate material, before removal of the writing layer to reveal the enlarged nano-structures. Enlarged nano-structures are transferred to the substrate by etch techniques to produce desired final enlarged nano-structures in the substrate surface. Raised out of plane and etched-in-plane nano-structures may be produced. Multiple geometries, configurations and spacings of 2D (such as in-plane nano-structures) and/or 3D (such as out of plane nano-structures) nano-structures and/or grids or arrays thereof may be fabricated on a surface of a substrate according to a single fabrication process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventors: Yindar CHUO, Clinton LANDROCK, Badr OMRANE, Bozena Kaminska
  • Publication number: 20140093692
    Abstract: Provided is a resin mold which is free from separation from another resin mold at the joined portions and does not impair appearance or function. Thus provided is a resin mold which is preferable for forming a large-area mold, a production process therefor, and uses thereof. The resin mold has a mold constituent to constitute one half of the resin mold having a fine depression-protrusion pattern formed on the surface by transferring, a mold constituent to constitute the other half thereof, and a connecting section between the mold constituent to constitute one half of the resin mold and the mold constituent to constitute the other half thereof, wherein the connecting section comprises an inclined plane, a production process for this resin mold, and uses of the resin mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: Soken Chemical & Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukihiro Miyazawa, Takahide Mizawa
  • Publication number: 20140093689
    Abstract: A trim piece for sealing a work surface including a body having a first side, a second side, and a span disposed between the first side and the second side, wherein the first side and the second side are joined at a junction defining an angle between the first side and the second side of between 80 degrees and 100 degrees, a topcap is affixed to the span of the body, wherein the topcap includes a left side having a first wing and a right side having a second wing, an adhesive is bonded to the first side of the body and an aperture is disposed within the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventor: Gregory A. Amundson
  • Patent number: 8685516
    Abstract: A cut-to-fit universal vehicle floor mat has arrays of peripheral cells separated from each other and from a central area of the mat body by indented trim lines. The arrays of cells can include an array for a transmission tunnel bulge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: MacNeil IP LLC
    Inventors: Quin Gifford, Judd C. Kaufman, Scott A. Vargo, Allan R. Thom, Frederick W. Masanek, Jr., David F. MacNeil
  • Patent number: 8685858
    Abstract: Hemispheres and spheres are formed and employed for a plurality of applications. Hemispheres are employed to form a substrate having an upper surface and a lower surface. The upper surface includes peaks of pillars which have a base attached to the lower surface. The peaks have a density defined at the upper surface by an array of hemispherical metal structures that act as a mask during an etch to remove substrate material down to the lower surface during formation of the pillars. The pillars are dense and uniform and include a microscale average diameter. The spheres are formed as independent metal spheres or nanoparticles for other applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Augustin J. Hong, Woo-Shik Jung, Jeehwan Kim, Jae-Woong Nah, Devendra K. Sadana
  • Patent number: 8685519
    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: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc
    Inventors: Thomas Tam, Mark Benjamin Boone, Ashok Bhatnagar, Steven Correale
  • Patent number: 8685525
    Abstract: A liquid controlling surface, comprising a formation comprising a plurality of individual open topped, closed bottomed cells for containing liquid with each of the cells having a cell wall integral with the closed bottom and defining a well. Each of the cell walls have a top edge. The surface also includes a plurality of distribution channels extending between adjacent cells and being positioned on the cell wall at a height to permit liquid to drain to the adjacent cell when a cell liquid level exceeds a predetermined limit and to permit liquid to be retained in the well up to the limit. At least some of the cell walls are sized and shaped to define contact areas at the top edges to support an object above the limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Inventors: James Sanderson, Bradley R. MacLean
  • Patent number: 8685527
    Abstract: A member a support for a device includes a mass of rubber delimited by two substantially parallel opposite surfaces forming respectively a supporting surface and a surface for connection with a tire. The mass includes an opening arranged in the connecting surface delimiting a recess arranged in the mass, and the opening does not lead to outside of the connecting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignees: Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin, Michelin Recherche et Technique, S.A.
    Inventors: Bernard Cubizolle, Claudio Battocchio
  • Publication number: 20140087123
    Abstract: The present invention ensures strength of a mesh body and reduces gloss of the mesh body. A nonwoven fabric (8) is formed by laminating crosswise a split web (1) and a slit web (6), that are made of a thermoplastic resin, so that their orientation axes cross each other. Furthermore, the nonwoven fabric (8) has surface-bonded portions (8a) formed by bonding contact portions of the split web (1) and the slit web (6), and circular concave portions (8b) formed on a surface of the nonwoven fabric (8) by an embossing processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation
    Inventors: Shigehisa NAKAZAWA, Yuji Tsuruta
  • Publication number: 20140087140
    Abstract: A method for making a microstructured tool having interspersed topographies, and for producing articles therefrom, includes modifying a molding tool, by coating a radiation curable resin (430) on the first microstructured surface of the molding tool (490), contacting a second molding tool (480) having a second microstructured surface against the radiation curable resin (430) coated on the first microstructured surface of the first molding tool (490), exposing the radiation curable resin to a patterned (450,451,452) irradiation (440), separating the second molding tool (480) from the partially cured resin, and then removing non-irradiated radiation curable resin (region 432) from the molding tool (490) to provide a modified microstructured surface (region 431) on the molding tool. Articles having discontinuous or different microstructural features are also claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventor: Olester Benson
  • Publication number: 20140087139
    Abstract: A method is used to provide a pattern of a functional material for example on a receiving element. To provide this pattern, a laser-engraveable patternable element is imagewise exposed with laser-engraving radiation. This element has a laser-engraveable layer comprising a thermoplastic elastomeric interpolymer alloy. This interpolymer alloy comprises a non-crosslinked halogenated polymer, a partially crosslinked polyolefin, and a polyester. A laser-engraved patterned element is formed that has a relief image in the laser-engraveable layer, and this relief image can be contacted with a suitable functional material that is then transferred to the receiving element to provide the desired pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventors: Lawrence A. Rowley, Christine J. Landry-Coltrain
  • Patent number: 8679614
    Abstract: Polymeric fibers coated with an olefin block copolymer containing resin, the olefin block copolymer having a density of 0.815 kg/dm3 to 0.920 kg/dm3 and a melting point of 110° C. to 130° C. and laminates comprising polymeric tapes embedded in a resin of olefin block copolymer having a density of 0.815 kg/dm3 to 0.920 kg/dm3 and a melting point of 110° C. to 130° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Novameer B.V.
    Inventors: Bart Clemens Kranz, Jan Adolph Dam Backer, Benjamin Slager
  • Patent number: 8679616
    Abstract: Technologies are described herein for enhancing joint capability and reducing the risk of delaminating a stringer using skew-angle radius fillers. A skew-angle radius filler for enhancing joint capability includes a top surface and a bottom surface separated by a thickness. The radius filler also includes a radius contact side that has an edge radius that is sized to match a radius of a web joint of a stringer. The radius filler also includes a pair of opposing non-parallel sides that may extend from the radius contact side at an acute angle, and a rear side that is shorter than the radius contact side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Hyukbong Kwon, Daniel Patrick Murphy, Karl B. Lee
  • Publication number: 20140079905
    Abstract: A panel for being detachably arranged between a skin of a means of transport such as, e.g., an aircraft, a motor coach, a railway car or a ship cabin and an interior lining of the means of transport. The panel has a plate-like insulating body that features at least one integrated air-conditioning duct and at least one groove-like cable conduit that is at least sectionally open toward the inner surface. A method for manufacturing a panel of this type is provided, as well as an aircraft with a plurality of such panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventor: Eckart Frankenberger
  • Publication number: 20140079914
    Abstract: Polymeric structures, methods for making same, fibrous structures comprising same and fibrous product incorporating same are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: David William CABELL, David Warren LOEBKER, Larry Neil MACKEY, Mark Ryah RICHARDS, Fred J. KECK
  • Patent number: 8673449
    Abstract: A cooking release material includes a layer comprising fluoropolymer. The cooking release material has a major surface having nucleation structures in a density of at least 10 per square inch. The cooking release material can include a reinforcement material, the layer coated over the reinforcement material. The cooking release material can include a second layer forming the major surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Graham A. Woerner, Timothy P. Pollock, Ephraim Lin, John Russo, Anne Hardy, Gerard Buss
  • Patent number: 8673414
    Abstract: The present invention provides a heat-shrinkable polyester film with very good perforation-tear property and also very high productivity. A heat-shrinkable polyester film made of a polyester resin including ethylene terephthalate as a main constituent and containing 15% by mole or more of at least one monomer capable of forming an amorphous component in the whole components of the polyester resin, which exhibits specific heat shrinkage properties and specific mechanical properties after the heat shrinkage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Toyo Boseki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masayuki Haruta, Norimi Tabota, Katsuhiko Nose
  • Patent number: 8672522
    Abstract: Disclosed is an optical sheet for use in liquid crystal displays, which is not easily damaged by external impact, thus facilitating handling thereof and decreasing defective rates, resulting in reduced production costs and increased production efficiency. Decreases in the luminance of the optical sheet due to damage can be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Kolon Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Tae Kyung Kim, Kyoung Jong Kim
  • Publication number: 20140072767
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process of forming a soft bulky nonwoven web from a batt using thermobonding and to a soft bulky nonwoven web with a bond impression pattern and shape. The process comprises several steps including feeding a batt to a nip between first and second surface of first and second roller, where at least the first of the surfaces comprises spaced apart bonding protrusions surrounded by recessed areas. The bonding protrusions and the bond impression shape in the web exhibit a ratio of the greatest measurable width to the greatest measurable length of at least 1:2.5 and the perimeters thereof comprise a convex portion. The bonding protrusions are symmetric and/or have a certain angle to the machine direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: PEGAS NONWOVENS S.R.O.
    Inventors: Frantisek Klaska, Jiri Kummer, Zdenek Mecl, Pavlina Kasparkova, Han Xu, Olaf Erik Alexander Isele, Antonius Lambertus Johannes de Beer
  • Publication number: 20140072768
    Abstract: A transfer device that transfers a fine transfer pattern formed on a master mold to a molded material, includes a first transfer unit that transfers the fine transfer pattern formed on the master mold to a replica mold made from a material that transmits light; and a second transfer unit that transfers a fine transfer pattern formed on the replica mold by the first transfer unit to the molded material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Toshiba Kikai Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuki SUGIURA, Mitsunori KOKUBO, Shigeru FUJIWARA, Hidetoshi KITAHARA, Yu MUROFUSHI, Isao MATSUZUKI, Takato BABA, Toru SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20140065337
    Abstract: A process for producing particles, the process including pulverizing particles of a compound represented by formula (I) with a median diameter (50% D) of over 100 ?m by using a pulverizer in the presence of at least one member selected from the group consisting of silica, talc and clay, to obtain particles of the compound represented by formula (I) with a median diameter (50% D) of 100 ?m or less, in formula (I), R1 and R2 each independently represent a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, or alternatively, R1 and R2 are inked to each other to form a ring together with the nitrogen atom to which they are bound, m represents an integer of 2 to 9, Mn+ represents H+ or an n-valent metal ion, and n represents an integer of 1 or 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Hiroshi Shiratani, Masahito Sekiguchi, Yasuo Uekita
  • Patent number: 8663782
    Abstract: A floormat for handling fluids is formed, at least in part, of compressible and resilient material. The topside of the floormat has a spaced plurality of channels feeding one or more gutters. The topside also has a central region and a border region. The central region occupies most of the topside and is substantially flat throughout except for the channels. One or more gutters in the floormat communicate with the distal ends of the channels. One or more discrete outlet gutters in the floormat allow drainage off the floormat. After placing the floormat where a user is expected to stand during the procedure, fluids that fall onto the floormat will flow from the channels to the one or more gutters for removal from one or more discrete locations on the one or more gutters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Inventors: David Siegel, Richard S. Siegel
  • Publication number: 20140057062
    Abstract: A colored web material comprising a plurality of discrete extended elements. The colored web material comprises a colorant incorporated in the material itself or a colorant disposed on at least one surface of the web material. The discrete extended elements comprise thinned portions at the distal ends and/or along the sidewalls of the discrete extended elements. In one embodiment, the discrete extended elements have a diameter of less than about 500 microns. In one embodiment, the colored web material comprises at least about 95 discrete extended elements per square centimeter. In one embodiment, the discrete extended elements have an aspect ratio of at least about 0.2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Keith Joseph Stone, Roger Dale Young
  • Publication number: 20140057079
    Abstract: A transfer device includes a holding body that holds a molded material; a first roller that holds, together with the holding body, a wound mold and the molded material held by the holding body so as to carry out a transfer, and rotates about a central axis to move with respect to the holding body; and a second roller on which the mold extending from the first roller is wound in a direction away from the molded material held by the holding body, the second roller rotating about a central axis to relatively move together with the first roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: Toshiba Kikai Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuki SUGIURA, Mitsunori KOKUBO, Isao MATSUZUKI, Takato BABA, Toru SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20140055847
    Abstract: A structure (100) comprises a transparent substrate (110) having a surface (104), and the surface (104) has a three dimensional pattern (310) resulting from a combination of at least two surface waves (312, 314, 316). The at least two surface waves (312, 314, 316) differ in wavelength by in maximum 50% based on the wavelength of the wave of the at least two surface waves (312, 314, 316) having the bigger wavelength. Each wavelength of the at least two waves (312, 314, 316) is selected from the range of 200 to 900 nm. The structure (100) may be integrated into plastic films or sheets or glazings, especially for the purpose of light management.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: BASF
    Inventor: Martin Stalder
  • Patent number: 8657997
    Abstract: A web product having at least one ply and having a Basis Weight, BW, to Dry Bulk, DB, value satisfying the equation DB?34.63?0.31*BW is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Osman Polat, Jeffrey Glen Sheehan
  • Patent number: 8658269
    Abstract: A floor mat includes a perforated carpet and a thermoplastic rubber base. The base is formed around the perimeter of the carpet and through the carpet's perforations so that it integrates with the carpet and forms ribs and bosses adjacent the perforations, while leaving portions of the carpet exposed. The portions are left exposed by pinch-off ribbing within in the mold for forming the mat, which isolates the portions from the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Inventors: Timothy H. Parkes, Willard K. Rice, III, Erik E. Anderson
  • Patent number: 8658272
    Abstract: A basecoat including a pigment blend, the pigment blend including at least a calcined clay and a hyper-platy clay, the hyper-platy clay having a shape factor of at least about 40:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventors: Steven G. Bushhouse, Terry L. Clark, Gary P. Fugitt, James P. E. Jones, Anthony V. Lyons, Roger W. Wygant
  • Publication number: 20140050870
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a blocking element and its use in a protective structure. The blocking element includes a base and a first blocking plate. The base includes a surface and a recession formed downwardly towards the surface. The first blocking plate is connected to a first cross-connect part of the recession. The first blocking plate is used for pivoting on the first cross-connect part and includes a first blocking position and a first closing position in relative to the first cross-connect part. When the first blocking plate is at the first blocking position, a first blocking part of the first blocking plate protrudes from the surface. When the first blocking plate is pressed towards the recession to the first closing position by an external force, at least one portion of the first blocking part is contained in the recession.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: AU OPTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Tai-Ling Chan, Chung-Yu Mao, Chung-Kuan Ting
  • Publication number: 20140050891
    Abstract: The raw coke materials of a carbon material for a negative electrode of a lithium ion secondary battery is a striped agglomerate obtained by a delayed coking method under a condition that the ratio of the generation rate (mass %) of a generated gas, which includes a hydrogen gas generated by subjecting a heavy oil to coking and C1-C4 gases and the formation rate (mass %) of the raw coke materials (generation rate/formation rate) is from 0.3 to 0.8, and wherein, when an average length of the base of the stripes is defined as W, an average height is defined as H, and an average length in the vertical direction is defined as L, H/W is from 0.15 to 0.40 and L/W is 5.0 or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: JX NIPPON OIL & ENERGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tamotsu TANO, Hiroshi Ozawa, Keiji Higashi, Takashi Oyama, Masatoshi Nishida
  • Publication number: 20140050892
    Abstract: Tiles comprising a mating surface and a roofing surface, wherein the roofing surface is elevated above the mating surface and is shaped to guide or direct a liquid to flow from an upstream first end to a downstream second end under the influence of gravity when the mating surface rests on a leveled surface, and wherein the mating surface comprises a mating or coupling means which is adapted to make complementary mating or coupling engagement with a support member or a support surface having a complementary mating or coupling means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventor: Chi Kin Lin
  • Patent number: 8652612
    Abstract: The present invention provides a slipsheet and/or divider sheet and a method for making the same, the sheet having an imprint or an embossing that provides a raised planar surface. The raised planar surface preferably comprises a plurality of ridges, crowns or crests, which are preferably arranged in a pattern throughout an upper surface of the sheet. To make the sheet, a die can be etched to have protuberances or bumps, and the die is preferably pressed into a sheet of pliable thermoplastic material. The sheet thus made has a plurality of indentation formed by the protuberances or bumps on the die, and the sheet has a planar outer surface comprising a plurality of ridges, crowns and crests between the indentations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Fresh Pak Corp.
    Inventor: John Bazbaz
  • Patent number: 8652611
    Abstract: A bionically designed plastic molded part is provided, in particular a carrier, for a motor vehicle, with at least one low-load region for accommodating relatively low loads, which is formed using thin-wall technology, and at least one high-load region for accommodating relatively high loads, which is formed using plastic foam technology and connected to at least one low-load region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Ralf Gaudig, Klaus Kuhlmann, Werner Berhard
  • Patent number: 8652626
    Abstract: Metallized multi-layer biaxially oriented polylactic acid base polymer (BOPLA) films that exhibits improved barrier properties and metal adhesion. The films include a core layer including crystalline polylactic acid base polymer, a first skin layer consisting essentially of amorphous polylactic acid base polymer, and a metal layer on the first skin layer. The films may include a second skin layer consisting essentially of amorphous polylactic acid base polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignees: Toray Plastics (America), Inc., Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark S. Lee, Claudio M. Paulino, Takeshi Mizumura, Keunsuk P. Chang, Nao Yokota, Jun'ichi Masuda
  • Publication number: 20140044924
    Abstract: A patterned color conversion film is disclosed, which comprises a plurality of pixels made of a fluorescent material; and a plurality of white matrices made of a reflective material such as a white material or metal. The fluorescent film includes a light-input surface and a light-output surface, and the plurality of white matrixes is provided between two adjacent pixels respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: InnoLux Corporation
    Inventors: Jiun-Yi LIEN, Chih-Jung CHEN, Ruey-Jer WENG, Chih-Yung HSIEH, Hsu-Kuan HSU
  • Patent number: 8649897
    Abstract: A method for laying-up the tapes of a prepeg composite material in the 0° direction of a non-planar composite component on a suitable mold using an ATL machine includes the steps of: a) determining the trajectories of the tapes as modified trajectories of geodesic trajectories complying with the following conditions in their projections in an horizontal plane: that the curvature radius R2 of their curved segments is bigger than a predetermined value Rmin; that the gap G2p between two contiguous tapes is comprised between 0 and a predetermined value Gmax; and b) providing modified trajectories to the ATL machine. The invention also refers to a non-planar composite component such as an skin of an aircraft wing having the tapes in the 0° direction following trajectories complying with conditions described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations S.L.
    Inventors: Alberto Lozano Sevilla, José Orencio Granado Macarrilla, Vicente Martínez Valdegrama, Raúl Burgos Gallego
  • Patent number: 8646604
    Abstract: The invention relates to a web-form packaging material which comprises at least one layer, comprising a packaging material surface, of a sealable material, to a packaging unit with a transdermal therapeutic system and with a packaging material of this kind, and also to a process for producing a packaging unit. For this purpose, at least the abovementioned surface of the packaging material has a multiplicity of recesses and/or a multiplicity of non-recessed regions. The distance between two adjacent recesses and/or the distance between two adjacent non-recessed regions is less than five times the packaging material thickness. Moreover, the depth of the recesses is not less than 1.2 nanometers and not more than 95% of the packaging material thickness. With the present invention, the sticking of an adhesive on the inner face of the packaging material is effectively prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: LTS Lohmann Therapie-Systeme AG
    Inventor: Stephen Maier
  • Publication number: 20140037904
    Abstract: A method of making an absorbent structure having a three-dimensional topography includes placing at least a portion of the absorbent structure between opposed mold surfaces. At least one of the mold surfaces has a three-dimensional topography. The three-dimensional topography of the mold surface is imparted onto the absorbent structure so that the absorbent structure has a three-dimensional topography corresponding to the three-dimensional topography of the mold surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Thomas Baker, Theresa Michelle McCoy, Stephen Avedis Baratian, Charles Wilson Colman
  • Patent number: 8642150
    Abstract: A shim set comprising at least two shims of different thickness, the shims of the set being integrally formed as a one-piece plastic moulding, the shims of the set being connected in adjacent relationship by a connection which permits an individual shim to be separated from the set but which is flexible to permit a shim while connected to an adjacent shim to be folded over so that the two shims lie in face-to-face relation and thereby form a shim combination of increased thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Urquhart Connell
  • Patent number: RE44830
    Abstract: A simple, cost-effective stamping or molding in the nanometer range is enabled using a stamping surface or molding face with a surface layer having hollow chambers that have been formed by anodic oxidation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Thomas Sawitowski