Forming, Or Cooperating To Form Cells Patents (Class 428/178)
  • Patent number: 10752137
    Abstract: A seat impact energy absorbing system having an energy absorbing module that limits forces transmitted through the seat to its occupant. Such forces may emanate from, for example, a land mine detonation. The module has frustoconical structures joined by hollow interconnecting ribs that create support pillars there between. At least some of the support pillars have tops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: VICONIC DEFENSE INC.
    Inventors: Joel M. Cormier, Richard F. Audi, Donald S. Smith, Ryan J. Brooks
  • Patent number: 10696509
    Abstract: To provide a transfer tap that can increase an effective application area while preventing an occurrence of a stringing phenomenon, there is provided a transfer tape having a film-like base material and a transferable layer provided on one surface of the base material and configured to be transferred to a transfer intended surface by being pressed against from the other surface of the base material, wherein the transferable layer includes a plurality of transfer columns of a self-adhesive or an adhesive that are provided to extend in a transfer direction and wherein the transferable columns each have a plurality of block portions and a plurality of bridge portions configured to connect the block portions together and having a width dimension that is smaller than a width dimension of the block portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Plus Corporation
    Inventor: Yasuo Narita
  • Patent number: 10696332
    Abstract: A vehicle hood covering an underhood object includes an inner surface of the vehicle hood facing the underhood object and spaced from the underhood object, and an outer surface of the vehicle hood opposite the inner surface. A local energy absorber is operatively attached to the inner surface of the vehicle hood. The local energy absorber is a multiply-connected structure. The local energy absorber includes a wall defining an interior surface having symmetry about a central plane normal to the inner surface of the vehicle hood. A plurality of apertures is defined in the wall symmetrically about the central plane to initiate buckling and fracture in the wall during an impact applied to the outer surface defining an impact event having a duration of less than 20 milliseconds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Nilesh D. Mankame, Hanif Muhammad, Louis G. Hector, Jr., Anil K. Sachdev
  • Patent number: 10632028
    Abstract: The present invention provides a composite sheet material in which a three-dimensional sheet material and a flat sheet material are firmly joined to each other and which is excellent in ventilation and the like, soft, and good in touch. In the composite sheet material, a three-dimensional sheet material having a large number of protruding portions formed thereon and a flat sheet material not having such protruding portions are layered on each other and joined. The three-dimensional sheet material is joined to the flat sheet material at joining parts apart from protruding portions. A plurality of joining parts are formed around each protruding portion in such a manner as to surround the protruding portion. The area of the joining part is less than 50% of that of a base surrounded by the protruding portions. Some of the joining parts are provided with a through hole penetrating the composite sheet material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: ZUIKO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takao Wada
  • Patent number: 10604098
    Abstract: A plastic component for an interior of a vehicle comprises: a first piece including a first support element; and a second piece facing the first piece and including a second support element adjacent to the first support element within an interstice between the first piece and the second piece; wherein, the first support element extends from an interstice-facing surface of the first piece at a junction, and the junction has a junction thickness that is less thick than a thickness of the first support element adjacent to the junction. During the transition from a non-impact position to an impact position, the junction can separate to induce breakage of the first piece in the interstice between the first piece and the second piece and not viewable from the interior of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Carlos Perez Lecuona, Diana Hernandez Cortes, Federico Perez Lecuona, Fernando Paisano Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 10556691
    Abstract: Provided are seat tracks comprising composite frames and methods of fabricating such seat tracks. A composite frame comprises two sets of fibers having different orientations. The first fibers may extend parallel to the principal axis of the track, while the second fibers may extend within planes perpendicular to that axis. Various characteristics of these fibers may be specifically selected such that the mechanical strength of the frame in the principal axis direction is greater than other directions. In other words, the composite frame may have anisotropic properties. This difference ensures that adequate support is provided during both normal conditions and extreme conditions. Specifically, during the normal operating conditions, most loads may be directed vertically, while at the extreme conditions most loads may be directed horizontally. Aligning the fiber orientation of the composite frame with various directions of expected load allows forming a very light yet sufficiently supportive seat track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Khambrel A. Simpson
  • Patent number: 10543128
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and apparatuses for mechanically bonding substrates together. The apparatuses may include a pattern roll including a pattern element protruding radially outward. The pattern element includes a pattern surface and includes one or more channels adjacent the pattern surface. The pattern roll may be positioned adjacent an anvil roll to define a nip between the pattern surface and the anvil roll, wherein the pattern roll is biased toward the anvil roll to define a nip pressure between pattern surface and the anvil roll. As substrates advance between the pattern roll and anvil roll, the substrates are compressed between the anvil roll and the pattern surface to form a discrete bond region between the first and second substrates. As such, during the bonding process, some yielded substrate material flows from under the pattern surface and into the channel to form a channel grommet region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Joseph Allen Eckstein, Hailing Bao, Robert Charles Dreisig, Howard Jay Kalnitz, Uwe Schneider
  • Patent number: 10362882
    Abstract: An air pocket module inserted into an air mattress includes multiple air pockets each having a hollow portion formed therein and configured to inflate due to air inflow or to deflate due to air outflow, and a bottom plate coupled to lower sides of the air pockets and configured to block the hollow portion of each of the air pockets, wherein the air pocket includes: a top surface portion forming a top surface, a side surface portion connected with the top surface portion and forming a side surface, and a contact portion protruding upwardly from a center of the top surface portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: IOBED INC.
    Inventors: Young Jun Yu, Dong Hun Lee, Keon Yong Lee, Dong Wook Shin, Seung Mo Kim
  • Patent number: 10274289
    Abstract: A body armor ventilation system comprising a plurality of projections located between a body armor carrier and a wearer's body. The system may further comprise a plate for retrofitting an existing carrier or may be integrated into the carrier. The projections may allow space between the body armor carrier and the wearer's body, allowing air to flow therethrough, which in turn allows the wearer's body heat to dissipate and keeps the wearer cooler. The projections may also provide increased protection from blunt force trauma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Billy James Barnhart, II
  • Patent number: 10125912
    Abstract: A system for providing more efficient insulation for heating and air conditioning ducts is disclosed. Specifically, a system comprising one or more layers of light-weight, rigid spacers made of non-conductive material attached over an air duct, is disclosed. The spacers contain air channels or air spacers, and can be pre-attached to the air duct prior to installation of the duct. The air duct/spacer combination is wrapped with reflective insulation material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventor: John C. Tomaini
  • Patent number: 9991334
    Abstract: A capacitive device includes a first electrode comprising a nanosheet stack and a second electrode comprising a nanosheet stack, the second electrode arranged substantially parallel to the first electrode. A first conductive contact is arranged on a basal end of the first electrode, and a second conductive contact is arranged on a basal end of the second electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Zhenxing Bi, Kangguo Cheng, Dongbing Shao, Zheng Xu
  • Patent number: 9957098
    Abstract: A thermal insulation article for placement in a shipping container to hold an item includes a multi-section thermally insulating pad shaped to be positioned in a cavity of a rectangular prism shipping container. The pad includes a plurality of solid compostable panel sections formed primarily of grain starch, and a water-proof polyethylene film forming a pocket enclosing the plurality of panel sections. Each panel section holds together as a single unit, and each panel section provides a rectangular plate dimensioned to substantially span whichever of the floor, plurality of side walls or cover that the rectangular plate is adjacent. The pad is configured to be foldable at a right angle along a boundary between the panel sections. The film provides both an interior and an exterior surface of the pad where the pad is folded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Vericool, Inc.
    Inventor: Darrell Jobe
  • Patent number: 9649229
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a novel process for manufacturing an absorbent article comprising the steps of: providing a first sheet layer (2); providing an array of pockets (4, 4a) into said first sheet layer; providing a pre-metered amount of SAP particulate material (6); said pre-metered amount of SAP material being delivered from a rotating delivering drum (101, 111), said drum having apertures (103a, 103b, 103c, 103d, 113a, 113b, 113c) on its periphery corresponding to the array of pockets (4, 4a), said pre-metered amount of SAP material being delivered from the inner part of said drum (101, 111) through said apertures (103a, 103b, 103c, 103d, 113a, 113b, 113c); providing a second sheet layer (7) material and affixing it for sandwiching with the first sheet layer; finishing the absorbent article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignees: BASF SE, BOSTIK INC.
    Inventor: Jean-Francois Chartrel
  • Patent number: 9643731
    Abstract: An instrument panel and glare shield assembly for supporting displays in an aircraft cockpit includes a glare shield formed of a core of cellular structure and two skins covering opposite faces of the core, and the support for the displays is attached to the glare shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Airbus Operations (S.A.S.)
    Inventor: Bernard Guering
  • Patent number: 9617729
    Abstract: A wall insulation system includes a thermoplastic polymer foam board, ribs of melt barrier material extending horizontally across the width of the thermoplastic polymer foam board and a metallic facing bonded to the outside surface of the thermoplastic polymer foam board and covering the outside primary surface of the thermoplastic polymer foam board and any ribs exposed along the outside primary surface of the thermoplastic polymer foam board. A rib of melt barrier material extends across the width of the thermoplastic polymer foam board in any 50 centimeter distance along the height of the foam board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Alain Sagnard, Lars Massueger
  • Patent number: 9603407
    Abstract: An interdigitated cellular cushioning system includes an array of void cells protruding from each of two binding layers interdigitated between the two binding layers. Peaks of each of the void cells are attached to the opposite binding layer forming the interdigitated cellular cushioning system. The interdigitated cellular cushioning system may be used to absorb and distribute a source of kinetic energy incident on the interdigitated cellular cushioning system (e.g., an impact or explosion) so that the amount of force transmitted through the interdigitated cellular cushioning system is low enough that it does not cause injury to personnel or damage to personnel and/or equipment adjacent the interdigitated cellular cushioning system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Skydex Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Trevor Kanous, Peter M. Foley, Collin Metzer, Eric W. Sugano, Gerald M. Buchen, Mark Massman, Jon Neal
  • Patent number: 9566198
    Abstract: Disclosed is a disposable absorbent article with a chassis body having a first end margin and a second end margin longitudinally spaced from the first end margins. The article further includes a topsheet, a backsheet, and an absorbent composite disposed between the topsheet and backsheet. The absorbent composite includes a first fabric, a second fabric, and absorbent particles disposed between the first and second fabric. The first fabric is intermittently attached to the second fabric to define a plurality of containers situated therebetween, each containing an aggregate of absorbent particles. The absorbent composite includes regions of such absorbent particles aggregates, including a primary region having containers of a first size and a secondary region having a plurality of containers of a second size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: DSG Technology Holdings Ltd.
    Inventors: Andrew C. Wright, Eugenio Varona
  • Patent number: 9554611
    Abstract: The invention relates to a protective helmet comprising a plurality of segments, at least two of said segments (106, 107) being connected together by way of a sliding connection for sliding purposes, said segments connected by said connection having complementary and approximately parallel indentations and protrusions, characterized in that, for each sliding connection, said protrusions of at least one of the segments are connected together by way of a transverse bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: OVERADE
    Inventor: Philippe Arrouart
  • Patent number: 9518746
    Abstract: An underlayment system is provided that includes a plurality of bosses that emanate form a common base member. The bosses and bases preferably include an opening therethrough that will allow for subsequent layers of adhesive to interact and bond to each other. The bosses are also spaced in such a way to help secure a wire snugly therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Progress Profiles SPA
    Inventor: David D. Larson
  • Patent number: 9446723
    Abstract: Interior panels for motor vehicles and methods for making interior panels are provided. In one example, an interior panel includes, but is not limited to a fiber reinforced composite substrate that has a first side and a second side that is opposite the first side. The fiber reinforced composite substrate defines a plurality of inwardly tapered pockets. The inwardly tapered pockets are arranged proximate to each other and extend between the first and second sides. Each of the inwardly tapered pockets has an open end that is disposed in the second side and a closed end that is disposed adjacent to the first side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: FAURECIA INTERIOR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: David J. Stepanski
  • Patent number: 9308132
    Abstract: A method including: a step of forming depressions and protrusions on a first continuous sheet between a first roll and a second roll; a placement step of placing a plurality of granular particles in depressed portions of the depressions and protrusions of the first continuous sheet; a step of laying a second continuous sheet on the first continuous sheet, thereby forming a sandwich structure; and a step of bonding the two sheets with each other along protruding portions of the depressions and protrusions of the first continuous sheet, wherein a circumferential velocity of the second roll is greater than a circumferential velocity of the first roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: ZUIKO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masaki Nakakado
  • Patent number: 9303422
    Abstract: In a plastic sheeting material incorporating an array of bubble cells, the cells are shaped with two chambers connected by a constricted region. The chambers are part-spherical e.g. in the form of truncated spheres. The constricted region has concave side walls and/or a concave top wall. The sheeting may have two, three or more layers. Molds for producing the sheeting material have suitably-placed suction holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Plastipack Limited
    Inventor: Anthony Peter Adlington
  • Patent number: 9307682
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a display. The display may include a frame disposed at a bottom surface of the display. The apparatus may include a semiconductor chip. A heat pipe constructed of a thermally conductive material may be affixed to the frame. A surface of the heat pipe may oppose the semiconductor chip at a predetermined distance from the semiconductor chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tadaomi Fujieda, Tatsuhito Aono
  • Patent number: 9283923
    Abstract: A ladder honeycomb hood structure for a motor vehicle for pedestrian protection. The ladder has an inner panel having ten numbers of complete equally sized hexagonal of equal diameter cutout with on side making 10° to the horizontal. A first central ladder cutout formed with a horizontal rib. A second central ladder cutout formed with smaller length of horizontal rib than that of the first ladder above the first central ladder. A third central ladder cutout 4 formed below the first central ladder with horizontal rib, merged with a rear channel, having a bigger length than that of the first central ladder. The hood structure arrangement made in such a way that the hexagonal cutouts equally formed on both sides of the central ladders. A number of unequal size hexagonal cutouts formed in the space between equal size hexagons the and hood side section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Mahindra and Mahindra Limited
    Inventors: Alok Kumar Ray, Santosh Gurukumar Hiremath, Siddalingappa Jirli, Sasidar Kanigelpual
  • Patent number: 9216352
    Abstract: In an image display apparatus for outputting a vibration with a sense of realism and an realistic sense and a method for adjusting an intensity of vibration for implementing a vibration with sense of realism and an realistic sense, a user of the image display apparatus can directly recognize (experience) a situation happened on a space formed by a screen by virtue of the vibration with the sense or presence and the realistic sense, output in association with an effect of a displayed image, and also can feel more the sense of realism and the realistic sense from the situation in the game or a virtual reality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Sungho Bae
  • Patent number: 9161496
    Abstract: A moisture collection apparatus is provided to collect and store percolating ground water for increased water absorption by foliage growing above the moisture collection apparatus. In one embodiment, the moisture collection apparatus includes a first plurality of strands extending along a first direction, a second plurality of strands extending along a second direction and connected to at least one of the first plurality of strands, a plurality of channels extending along at least one of the first direction and the second direction, and a plurality of openings between adjacent strands of the first plurality of strands and adjacent strands of the second plurality of strands. In another embodiment, the first direction is substantially orthogonal to the second direction, such that the moisture collection apparatus forms a grid-like pattern of channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Inventor: Wayne Holland, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9132604
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a thermal panel of thermal foam, characterized in that said thermal panel includes three isolating layers, in which the first layer, is an aluminized layer or film which serves as a film reflecting to temperature; the second layer, is a corrugated plastic sheet that serves as a temperature diffuser; and the third layer is an isolating foam plate, which serves to isolate any change of temperature in the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Inventor: Pablo Andrade Chalve
  • Patent number: 9129659
    Abstract: A buckling shock mounting and method related thereto are discussed herein. In one embodiment, the buckling shock mounting may take the form of a plurality of panels oriented uprightly within a plane to form at least one geometric shape. The plurality of panels are made of a uniform material and each of the panels is configured to buckle when a threshold amount of force is applied perpendicularly to the plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Anthony S. Montevirgen, Stephen B. Lynch
  • Patent number: 9034443
    Abstract: A multilayer papery material container includes at least one first sheet of a three-dimensional structure and at least one second sheet fixed to the first sheet and defining empty spaces therewith, wherein at least the second sheet is made of a papery material having a degree of extensibility of not less than 5% in all directions, and wherein the container includes a lateral wall provided with a relief motif.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventors: Giorgio Trani, Marion Sterner, Leonardo Andreotti, Marco Scatto
  • Patent number: 9017799
    Abstract: The cellular cushioning article comprises a thermoformed film bonded to a second film, with the thermoformed film having thermoformed regions separated by a land area. The thermoformed film has a combination of (i) a layer containing a high melt point polymer and (ii) thermoformed regions exhibit a high average maximum birefringence. The high birefringence corresponds with high stress on the polymer chains. The combination results in cells of substantially increased burst strength. The cellular cushioning article can provide higher burst strength per mil of film thickness, or can be produced using less plastic than prior art cellular cushioning articles, while maintaining the same or comparable burst strength. Also disclosed is a process for making the cellular cushioning article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Sealed Air Corporation (US)
    Inventors: Eva Chu, Robert J O'Dowd, Timothy Theodore Oberle, Edward Ackershoek, Michael Metta, Chitai Carey Yang
  • Patent number: 8999491
    Abstract: The present invention relates to single face or double faced corrugated fiberboard comprising one or more corrugated plies, wherein at least one of the linerboard plies or corrugated plies is a paper-film assembly comprising: i) a 30 to 600 g/m2 grammage papery material of construction, ii) a biodegradable polymeric coating from 1 to 100 ?m in thickness. More particularly, the present invention relates to single face or double faced and/or corrugated fiberboard comprising one or more corrugated plies, wherein at least one of the linerboard plies or corrugated plies is a paper-film assembly comprising: i) a 30 to 600 g/m2 grammage papery material of construction as outer layer, ii) a biodegradable polymeric coating from 1 to 100 ?m in thickness as interlayer, and iii) a 30 to 600 g/m2 grammage papery material of construction as inner layer. The present invention further relates to methods of producing this corrugated fiberboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Rainer Blum, Gabriel Skupin, Hubertus Kröner, Jurgen Keck
  • Publication number: 20150093547
    Abstract: A method of thermally insulating an object that requires a Class A standard insulation material, said method comprising suitably locating a metallized polymeric reflective insulation material adjacent said object, wherein said polymeric material is selected from a closed cell foam, polyethylene foam, polypropylene foam, expanded polystyrene foam, multi-film layers assembly and a bubble-pack assembly. The object is preferably packaging, a vehicle or a residential, commercial or industrial building or establishment. The polymeric material may contain a fire-retardant and the bright surface of the metallized layer has a clear lacquer coating to provide anti-corrosion properties, and which meets commercial reflectance criteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Furio OROLOGIO
  • Patent number: 8995131
    Abstract: A heat transfer system is provided by the present disclosure that includes, in one form, a structural member having an upper skin, a lower skin, and a foam core disposed between the upper skin and the lower skin. At least one heat conducting array extends through the foam core and between the upper skin and the lower skin, the heat conducting array defining at least one upper cap, at least one lower cap, and a wall portion extending between the upper cap and the lower cap, the upper cap being disposed proximate a heat source. A heat conducting spreader is disposed between the lower cap of the heat conducting array and the lower skin of the structural member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: AeroVironment, Inc.
    Inventors: Uchenna Ofoma, Bart Dean Hibbs, Ronald Olch, Justin B. McAllister
  • Patent number: 8991006
    Abstract: In a grommet for a vehicle floor cover, receptacles formed in a generally cylindrical inner surface of a female tubular body making up part of one grommet portion receive protrusions formed on a generally cylindrical outer surface of a male tubular body making up part of a second grommet portion. The bottom grommet portion may have chamfered gussets formed adjacent a bottom retention flange in order to accommodate vehicle floor mats or trays of different thicknesses. Stud holes created in respective ones of the grommets receive studs of intentionally different shape or orientation, thereby militating against installation of the floor cover upside down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: MacNeil IP LLC
    Inventor: Frederick W. Masanek, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150044494
    Abstract: A sandwich structure is provided that includes a corrugated layer with at least one core layer (structure) made of a periodic array of adjacent truncated upward facing peaks and truncated downward facing valleys. Each truncated peak has a bonding land of an area A1. Each truncated valley has a bonding land of an area A2. A ratio of A1/A2 is less than 2. A distance D is between neighboring peaks, and a distance D is also between neighboring valleys. The corrugated layer is made from an initially flat sheet thickness of t. A first sheet layer is physically coupled to bonding lands of the truncated peaks. A second sheet layer is physically coupled to bonding lands of the truncated valleys.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: CELLTECH METALS, INC.
    Inventor: Fabien Ebnoether
  • Publication number: 20150030814
    Abstract: A vehicle interior member includes a main body member having multiple recessed portions and raised portions and being made of a synthetic resin, a first plate-shaped member thermally welded on a front surface of the main body member, and a second plate-shaped member thermally welded on a back surface of the main body member. Each of the first plate-shaped member and the second plate-shaped member is a foamed sheet obtained by foaming a synthetic resin by adding a blowing agent to the synthetic resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Takahiro OHMORI, Ryo YAMAGUCHI
  • Patent number: 8936847
    Abstract: The invention relates to a reflective insulation material product including a metallized polymeric film laminated to an insulation material with the metallized polymeric film having its exposed metallic surface facing away from the insulation material. The product can meet Class A standard thermal insulation material standards characterized by a flame speed rating of from 0 to 25 and a smoke developed rating value of 0 to 450.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Promethean Insulation Technology LLC
    Inventor: Furio Orologio
  • Patent number: 8932422
    Abstract: A sandwich structure based on a composite panel made of a thermoplastic core layer connected to at least one fiber-reinforced thermoplastic layer, in particular in-situ manufactured sandwich panels, comprises a thermoplastic core, which is arranged between two cover layers, in which the core is reinforced with fiber-reinforced thermoplastic reinforcing ribs which extend between the cover layers. Preferred methods for the manufacture are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: FITS Holding B.V.
    Inventor: Martin Theodoor de Groot
  • Patent number: 8932700
    Abstract: A panel which includes, among protrusions protruding from a predetermined reference surface, flat sections being flush with the reference surface, and recesses being recessed from the reference surface, the protrusions, and the flat sections or recesses, wherein; when the panel includes the flat sections, the entire periphery of each of the protrusions is surrounded by the flat sections, and the entire periphery of each of the flat sections is surrounded by the protrusions, while when the panel includes the recesses, the entire periphery of each of the protrusions is surrounded by the recesses, and the entire periphery of each of the recesses is surrounded by the protrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
    Inventors: Nobutaka Shimizu, Koji Hanya
  • Patent number: 8927088
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a composite structure for deflecting and spreading kinetic energy transmission after various types of impacts utilizing foam structures having graded properties. The structure has a first composite layer, composed of a discrete reinforcement and a continuous binder. The helmet receives contact of an object that transfers kinetic energy to a first composite layer. The helmet uses a second composite layer adjacent to the first composite layer designed such that the second composite layer compresses and expands into an expansion zone in the second composite layer. The second composite layer has expansion structures with a graded modulus such that the material at the tip of an expansion structure has a low modulus and the modulus in the expansion structure increases as it moves from the tip to the base of the expansion structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: KineticShield, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Ira Faden, Thomas E. Twardowski, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150004371
    Abstract: Composite panels including core layers of particular geometry and optional first and second skin layers. The components optionally are made from fiberboard material. The core has either a linear geometry or made from discrete elements. In exemplary embodiments, longitudinally extending voids extend through the panel. Electrical or mechanical conduits may be inserted through the longitudinally extending voids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: NOBLE ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Robert Noble
  • Patent number: 8915339
    Abstract: An interdigitated cellular cushioning system includes an array of void cells protruding from each of two binding layers interdigitated between the two binding layers. Peaks of each of the void cells are attached to the opposite binding layer forming the interdigitated cellular cushioning system. The interdigitated cellular cushioning system may be used to absorb and distribute a source of kinetic energy incident on the interdigitated cellular cushioning system (e.g., an impact or explosion) so that the amount of force transmitted through the interdigitated cellular cushioning system is low enough that it does not cause injury to personnel or damage to personnel and/or equipment adjacent the interdigitated cellular cushioning system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Skydex Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Trevor Kanous, Peter Maurice Foley, Collin Metzer, Eric Sugano, Gerald Buchen, Mark Massmann, Jon Neal
  • Patent number: 8906489
    Abstract: Method for producing a fiber composite component, in particular for aerospace, having the following method steps: forming a moulding core that comprises a predetermined number of hollow bodies for defining an external geometry of the moulding core, the hollow bodies being designed such that they extend in the longitudinal direction of the moulding core and are expandable elastically at least in their lateral direction, and are fixed to one another, the formed moulding core having a flexible outer layer for smoothing the contour of its outer surfaces, and a core sleeve surrounding the moulding core, for sealing the moulding core from the fiber composite component to be produced; placing at least one fiber semi-finished product, at least in places, on the moulding core (that has been formed, in order to shape at least one moulding section of the fiber composite component to be produced; and applying heat and/or pressure to the at least one moulding section in order to produce the fiber composite component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Torben Jacob, Joachim Piepenbrock
  • Publication number: 20140332630
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of making a structure by ultrasonic welding and superplastic forming. The method comprises assembling a plurality of workpieces comprising a first workpiece including a first material having superplastic characteristics; ultrasonically welding the first workpiece to a second workpiece, to form an assembly; heating the assembly to a temperature at which the first material having superplastic characteristics is capable of superplastic deformation, and injecting a fluid between the first workpiece and the second workpiece to form a cavity between the first workpiece and the second workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Kevin SLATTERY
  • Patent number: 8876091
    Abstract: An insulating coating (1) with high damping power and suitable for being fastened to a structure (2). The coating comprises a dissipater mesh made up of a plurality of dissipater elements (3) and of nodes (4) with the bottom end (4?) of each node being fastened to said structure (2). Each dissipater element is secured to first and second nodes (6, 7). The bottom ends (4?) of said nodes (4) project from said dissipater elements (3) so as to be suitable for creating an empty space (5) between the dissipater elements (3) and said structure (2). In addition, at least one dissipater element (3) is provided with at least one branch (10, 20) provided with a heavy element (30, 31, 32). The heavy element (30, 31, 32) has a first mass that is greater than or equal to a second mass of said branch (10, 20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Helicopters
    Inventors: Thomas Manfredotti, Julien Caillet
  • Patent number: 8852724
    Abstract: A form liner system comprises a first form liner, a second form liner and a bridge member. Each form liner comprises a plurality of raised portions defining a plurality of cells and at least one partial cell. The form liners are arranged such that the partial cells form a collective cell. The bridge member can be oriented in said collective cell, wherein a first portion of the bridge member is oriented in the first liner partial cell and a second portion of the bridge member is oriented in the second liner partial cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Advanced Formliners, LLC
    Inventor: Shane Calmes
  • Patent number: 8834992
    Abstract: A thermoplastic laminate plank is described wherein the thermoplastic laminate plank comprises a core, a print layer, and optionally an overlay. The core comprises at least one thermoplastic material and has a top surface and bottom surface wherein a print layer is affixed to the top surface of the core and an overlay layer is affixed to the top surface of the print layer. Optionally, an underlay layer can be located and affixed between the bottom surface of the print layer and the top surface of the core. A method of making the thermoplastic laminate plank is further described which involves extruding at least one thermoplastic material into the shape of the core and affixing a laminate on the core, wherein the laminate comprises an overlay affixed to the top surface of the print layer and optionally an underlay layer affixed to the bottom surface of the print layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Valinge Innovation AB
    Inventors: Hao A. Chen, Richard Judd
  • Publication number: 20140239052
    Abstract: A repulpable moisture resistant poultry box having a composite structure with a fluted medium, a top backing board secured to one side of the fluted medium and a bottom backing board secured to the other side of the fluted medium. The backing boards and the fluted medium are impregnated with a hydrogenated triglyceride. The backing boards each have an outer surface coated with an emulsion of hydrogenated triglyceride and styrene acrylic to provide moisture resistance repulpable and recyclable box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Interstate Corrpack LLC
    Inventors: Pete Bugas, Lawrence C. Nykwest, Jim Krahn
  • Patent number: 8815372
    Abstract: A gel cushion, such as may be incorporated in a knee pad or other body-worn pad, that avoids undue accumulation of heat within the cushion, and that provides a stable and comfortable resting surface for at least a portion of a user's body. The cushion may further provide decreasing incremental compression in response to incrementally increasing loads, whereby users of different weights may be comfortably supported thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Pull'r Holding Company, LLC
    Inventor: Jared Hanlon
  • Patent number: 8784972
    Abstract: Disclosed is a composite sheet 1 composed of a substantially flat lower fibrous sheet 3 and an upper fibrous sheet 2 bonded to the lower fibrous sheet 3. The upper fibrous sheet 2 is three-dimensionally textured with a number of projections 5 and a number of depression 6 each of which is located between every adjacent two of the projections 5. The projections 5 and the depressions 6 alternate in both a first direction of the composite sheet 1 and a second direction perpendicular to the first direction. Each projection 5 has a pair of opposing first walls 51 parallel to the first direction and a pair of opposing second walls 52 parallel to the second direction. The basis weight of the first walls 51 is different from that of the second walls 52.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Sato, Kenji Ando, Takuaki Harada, Yasuhiro Nakano