Forming, Or Cooperating To Form Cells Patents (Class 428/178)
  • Publication number: 20140117026
    Abstract: In an insulating element (1) for bounding spaces to be thermally insulated, e.g. for transport or packaging containers, comprising an in particular plate-shaped substrate element (2) made of a material having a low thermal conductivity, such as a polymer, the substrate element (2) is provided with a metallic coating (3) having a low emissivity in order to reduce the thermal radiation, yet is applied in a layer thickness of <80 nm, preferably <50 nm, such that the thermal conduction of the metallic coating will only insignificantly reduce the thus optimized insulating value. The metallic coating in the nanometer range does not only reduce the thermal radiation, but also enables optimal gas tightness with minimal thermal conduction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventors: Nico Ros, Richard Ettl
  • Publication number: 20140120304
    Abstract: A flexible or rigid heat-insulation material consisting of a sheet of at least one layer of closed-cell gas bubbles 1/16 inch to 1 inch in size filled with a gas selected from helium, argon, neon, krypton, xenon, carbon dioxide, and chlorodifluoromethane, and mixtures thereof. At least one heat reflective layer of aluminum film is adhesively attached to the layer of gas bubbles or an aluminum film is vapor-deposited on the layer of gas bubbles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventor: Ragui GHALI
  • Patent number: 8703275
    Abstract: A decorative floor tile including at least one decorative layer and a backing layer having an array of resilient annular projections. Each annular projection includes a concave top surface, an outside wall surface, and an inside wall surface. The inside wall surface defines a central, blind passageway area. When the decorative floor tile is installed over an underlying surface, and pressure is applied to the decorative floor tile, a vacuum is created within the blind passageway and the underlying surface. The vacuum increases the amount of frictional drag between the surface covering and the underlying surface, and thus allows the surface covering to remain in place without the need for an adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: GIP International Limited
    Inventors: David P. Reichwein, Keith A. Pocock
  • Patent number: 8703283
    Abstract: The invention relates to selected polymer blends which can be used for production of films or sheets having reduced defects, and also to a process for preparation of the polymer blends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Topas Advanced Polymers GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfram Goerlitz, Anne-Meike Schauwienold
  • 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: 8658274
    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. In addition, 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 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Mannington Mills, Inc.
    Inventors: Hao A. Chen, Richard Judd
  • 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: 8646183
    Abstract: A process for forming a fiber reinforced core panel which is able to be contoured includes the following steps. First, slice a sheet of a low density material a plurality of times in a first direction of the sheet on at least one side, where the slices extend through only a portion of the thickness of the sheet, then divide the sheet in the second direction of the sheet into a series of low density strips having at least three faces (major face, a first edge face, a second edge face, and optionally a minor face) where the slices in the sheet form a series of cuts in the major or minor face of the low density strips. Next, arrange the series of low density strips to form a core panel and thread a continuous fibrous reinforcement sheet through the low density strips such that the fibrous reinforcement sheet is disposed between adjacent strips and adjacent to the major or minor faces of the low density strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Michael Tompkins, Anthony S. Brandon
  • Publication number: 20140016171
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a dielectric microstructure with a substantially unit dielectric constant K for use in microelectromechanical systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Larry J. Hornbeck
  • Publication number: 20130330521
    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: April 9, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: CellTech Metals, Inc.
    Inventor: Fabien Ebnoether
  • Patent number: 8597511
    Abstract: A profiled strip for the installation in honeycomb-like separator packages and a honeycomb-like separator package formed by a plurality of profiled strips are described. The profiled strip has two long base sides and two connection sides. It is distinguished by the fact that a single groove connection portion is respectively arranged at the free ends of the connection sides and a single tongue connection portion is respectively arranged at the ends of the base sides that abut the connection sides, or vice versa. By this, corresponding separator packages can be assembled very simple.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: GEA 2H Water Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Marggraff, Dieter Kreicha
  • Patent number: 8597771
    Abstract: Aircraft fuselage frame (9) in composite material with stabilized web whose omega-shaped cross section (11) in at least a first segment (31) is formed by one head (23), two webs (25, 25?), two feet (27, 27?) with a stiffening element (29) between the two webs (25, 25?). The invention also refers to a manufacturing procedure for the first segment (31) comprising steps to: a) provide an external element (41) with an omega-shaped cross section formed by one head (43), two webs (45, 45?) and two feet (47, 47?), and an internal element (51) with omega-shaped section formed by one head (53), two webs (55, 55?) and two feet (57, 57?), with their respective webs (45, 55; 45?, 45?) and feet (47, 57; 47?, 57?) oriented in parallel; b) join the internal element (51) to the external element (41).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Airbus Operations S.L.
    Inventor: Elena Arévalo Rodríguez
  • Patent number: 8585565
    Abstract: A three-dimensional support structure is provided and includes a single sheet of material that is folded into a repeating pattern of cells. Each of the cells is formed by first and second spaced-apart endwalls and first and second sloped sidewalls spanning between the endwalls. Each endwall comprises two plies of material while each sidewall comprises a single ply of material. The first and second sidewalls are adjoined at a folded edge. The cells are aligned such that the first endwall of one cell from the repeating pattern abuts the second endwall of an adjacent cell of the repeating pattern to form a four-ply wall of the material. A first liner may be attached to a first side of the folded material and a second liner may be attached to a second side of the folded material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Tessellated Group, LLC
    Inventor: Gregory W. Gale
  • Publication number: 20130288014
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a lightweight multilayer heat reflective concrete cure blanket having a moisture-impervious top outer layer, a moisture-impervious bottom outer layer, and the top and bottom layers sealingly connected to each other at the boundaries of the layers to form a moisture-impervious chamber between the first and second layers. The chamber includes at least one bubble type insulative layer therein, and the bottom surface of the blanket comprises a heat reflective material to reflect heat emanating from the concrete when the blanket is placed over the concrete. In a further embodiment, heat reflective material is applied to at least one inner bubble type layer to reflect additional heat which radiates from the concrete through the insulative layer and back towards the concrete.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventor: Gary Handwerker
  • Patent number: 8568860
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are multiwall sheets and methods for making the same. In one embodiment, a multiwall sheet comprises: main layers and transverse walls. The multiwall sheet comprises: a total thickness of greater than or equal to about 45 mm, a weight of greater than or equal to about 4.5 kg/m2, and/or greater than or equal to about 8 cells and a U-value of less than or equal to about 1.2 W/m2K. The multiwall sheet further comprises greater than 75 wt % branched polycarbonate resin, based upon a total weight of the multiwall sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Sabic Innovative Plastics IP B.V.
    Inventors: Christianus Johannes Jacobus Maas, Johann Wagner
  • Patent number: 8568859
    Abstract: The present invention provides a double cell structure for window shade and its manufacture method for forming a substrate of double cell units. The substrate comprises first and second strip material bonded with each other, two lateral sides of the substrate being formed by first and second pleats. The substrate can then be cut to form multiple double cell units that are then stacked and bonded over one another for forming the double cell structure. In addition, the present invention also provides double cell structures for window shade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Teh Yor, Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fu-Lai Yu, Chin-Tien Huang
  • Patent number: 8557367
    Abstract: The present invention includes a high-strength, light-weight corrugated board. The board comprises a first sheet made of a soy protein based resin and one or more sheets of plant-based fibers. The first sheet is connected to a corrugated member. In one aspect of the present invention, there is a method of manufacturing a high-strength, corrugated board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignees: Cornell University, e2e Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Anil Netravali, Patrick Govang
  • Patent number: 8557395
    Abstract: A heat insulator is provided which can ensure satisfactory rigidity without increasing plate thickness. A number of convex portions are formed in an aluminum flat plate by embossing in an aligned state so that the flat plate part does not remain linearly between the convex portions. Each one convex portion has a hexagonal shape as viewed planarly, and the longitudinal section thereof, which includes vertices formed by opposing corners of the hexagonal shape, has a circular arc shape. The optimal value of convex height/convex width is a value in an experiment example, i.e., about 16.3% which is a value just before the start of blunting of the percentage performance improvement. From the viewpoint of a satisfactory percentage performance improvement, however, the convex height/convex width value is suitably not less than 12% and not more than 20.0%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Fukai Seisakusho Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Susumu Sunaga
  • Publication number: 20130266772
    Abstract: A three-dimensional wood fiber structural composite comprises a uniformly strong three-dimensional wood fiber structural core and thin (e.g., ¼? OSB) face plies securely laminated on top and bottom contacting surfaces of the wood fiber structural core, wherein the core has a depth in the vertical axis of up to about 1½? to 1¾?. The structural core includes at least one of laminating platforms, load-bearing diagonal elements, anticline protrusions, ridges, fillets and curved corners. The longitudinal dimensions of adjoining ridges are alternatively shorter and longer to eliminate any uninterrupted straight and clear line of sight along a transverse row of adjoining ridges or valleys formed by the intersection of syncline indentations and anticline protrusions with the horizontal plane of the ridges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventor: John S. Fujii
  • Patent number: 8545965
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a lightweight structural trim part is comprising the following steps: (A) inserting a plurality of layers into a molding tool comprising a first molding half (6) and a second molding half (7). The second molding half (7) comprises a plurality of cup-like indentation (8). The plurality of layers at least comprises a first air permeable skin layer (1) facing the first molding half (6), a second air tight skin layer (3,4) facing the second molding half (7), and a film layer (2) between the two skin layers. (B) Closing the molding tool and discharging gas from one side in order to press the first skin layer against the first molding half. (C) Shaping and consolidating the first porous skin layer. (D) Charging with pressurized air the first space in order to press the second skin layer against the second molding half. (E) Shaping and consolidating the second skin layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Rieter Technologies AG
    Inventors: Bertrand Buska, David Simon, Virginie Auger
  • Patent number: 8517309
    Abstract: The integrally stiffened panel includes one or more stiffeners oriented in one direction, and one or more stiffeners oriented in a different direction. The stiffeners are integral with a sheet member and intersect at a joint. The joint is configured to incorporate a pocket at the stiffener intersections. The pocket geometry is inverse to the stiffener geometry, and thereby provides moment and stiffness continuity across the joint and between adjacent intersecting stiffeners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
    Inventor: Robert L. Robinson
  • Patent number: 8507069
    Abstract: A vehicle deck board 1 is molded in such a manner that a lower die 21 and an upper die 22 are clamped together in a state where foamed resins 13 and reinforcements 20 are interposed between a back surface side sheet material 16 and a front surface side sheet material 15, whereby the back surface side sheet material 16 and the front surface side sheet material 15 are welded to each other to thereby form a laminated member 26 with height-increasing bridge members included therein, compressed air is injected into an inside of the laminated member 26 with the height-increasing bridge members included therein, which is formed by welding the back surface side sheet material 16 and the front surface side sheet 15, while individually vacuum-sucking the back surface side sheet material 16 and the front surface side sheet material 15 to the lower die 21 and the upper die 22, and the laminated member 26 concerned is subjected to blow molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Meiwa Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sen Kitano, Hiroyuki Kiuchi, Ichiro Yuzawa, Kohsei Nozawa
  • Publication number: 20130189484
    Abstract: A provides a multilayer structure comprising: at least one first layer comprising a first polymer film that carries, on a first face, a metal deposit, the first face being a free face of the first layer; and at least one second layer comprising a second polymer film. The second layer is joined, in a plurality of junction zones, to the first layer on the first face carrying the metal deposit, the junction zones defining a region of contact between the first layer and the second layer, the first layer and the second layer forming at least one cell outside the contact region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: COLDPACK
    Inventor: Jean Patrice Quenedey
  • Patent number: 8491981
    Abstract: Composite laminated product (1) that forms a deformable cellular structure includes an upper band (2) and a lower band (3) both oriented in the same main direction (X) between the two bands (2, 3) and connecting the latter, a series extends in the direction X, of cylinders (4) referred to as connection cylinders. The connection cylinders (4) are non-touching in the direction X and having their generatrix oriented along an axis Y perpendicular to the direction X. The connection cylinders are composite cylinders including fibers embedded in a resin matrix. Such a laminated product can be used as an elastic beam having a high resistance to flexural/compressive stresses and having a high endurance to such repeated or alternated stresses, in particular as a shear band in a non-pneumatic resilient wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignees: Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A., Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin
    Inventors: Antonio Delfino, Jean-Paul Meraldi, François Pozo
  • Patent number: 8449968
    Abstract: A cellular cushioning article is described. The cellular cushioning article may be used to wrap items such as fragile items needing protection during storage or shipping. The article includes a polymeric film including discrete first cells projecting from a major surface of the film. The first cells are arranged in rows parallel to each other, such that for two opposing polymeric films with the major surfaces facing each other, the total thickness of the two opposing polymeric films is less than twice the thickness of one polymeric film. The cellular cushioning article can be fan-folded into a stack occupying much less volume as compared to stacks formed by fan-folding known cellular cushioning articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Gerald E. Mueller, John W. Frank
  • Patent number: 8426010
    Abstract: A structural element includes a continuous layer comprising a set of first main-faces defining a first surface and a set of second main-faces defining a second surface and the continuous layer extending between the first surface and the second surface, wherein along a first direction, the first main-faces and the second main-faces alternate in order and are connected by first side-faces, along a second direction different from the first direction, the first main-faces and the second main-faces alternate in order and are connected by second side-faces, and along a third direction different from the first direction and different from the second direction, a pair of neighboring first main-faces is connected by a first bridge-face, and the first bridge-face is connected to neighboring second main-faces by first bridge-side-faces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Inventor: Klaus Stadthagen-Gonzalez
  • Publication number: 20130052406
    Abstract: A composite structural element is provided with a hollow spine member of metal or alloy, and a surrounding member of plastic material around the spine member. The spine member includes at least one lengthwise shaped member and at least one lengthwise rib. The structural element can accommodate thermal expansion or contraction to prevent itself from breaking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventor: Chin-Hui CHEN
  • Patent number: 8372507
    Abstract: End user filled protective packaging with self-sealing air bubbles includes a first bubble layer, a second bubble layer and a air channel layer. The first and second bubble layers are sealed together to form a plurality of bubble chambers. A plurality of bubble cells are formed in each bubble chamber by extending a plurality of air flow sealing lines. An air flow channel is formed between the second bubble layer and the air channel layer. One end of a cross air fill passage communicates with the air flow channel and the other end communicates with a fill opening in the second bubble layer. Air flows into each cross air flow passage and through the fill opening to inflate the bubble chamber. Inflation of the bubble chamber causes the plurality of air flow sealing lines to seal the cross air fill passage and prevent deflation of the bubble chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Ivex Protective Packaging, Inc.
    Inventor: Larry C. Gess
  • Patent number: 8361589
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of a structural reinforcement system. The system reinforces hollow cavities within various products to increase the structural rigidity of the product. The system generally includes a rigid carrier, an expandable material, and an adhesive. The expandable material and the adhesive are placed within the carrier such that when the expandable material expands, the adhesive moves to be positioned to bond the rigid carrier to the cavity walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Sika Technology AG
    Inventor: Thomas Kraushaar
  • Patent number: 8361600
    Abstract: An Interactive Stance Mat designed for comfort or rhythmic physical activity short of exercise. Invention is interactive by means of user weight shifts ranging from nuanced to purposeful. Characteristic viscoelastic lag response in cycles provides more tactility to user than elastic force. Mat comprises top mounted flexible planar panel aligned with corrugated foamed polycarbonate-corrugation panel, where it is often unified with planar panel in sections. One or the other panel, but not both, may comprise sections. Attachment unifying the panels comprises a method where corrugation can expand freely and prevent material failure; the method comprises fixing attachment not restraining two or more of the corrugation panels expandable parts. User weight shifts are more interactive with gravity and its reaction forces than mats in the art. Modes of the invention reflect desired motion through selection of planar panel flexibility, and size, configuration of the corrugation panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Inventor: Richard E. Moultrie
  • Patent number: 8343613
    Abstract: Disclosed in one aspect is an anti-skid sheet comprising at least one contact layer selected from the group consisting of dynamically vulcanized alloys, propylene-?-olefin copolymers, and blends thereof; and at least one substrate layer comprising polyethylene having a density of from greater than 0.935 g/cm3. In one embodiment, the dynamically vulcanized alloy comprises a blend of one or more polyolefins and an at least partially vulcanized rubber. Disclosed in another aspect is a method of forming the anti-skid sheet comprising providing a melt-blending extruder for each of the sheet layers, at least one substrate layer as disclosed herein and at least one contact layer as disclosed herein, and co-extruding a melt of each component to form a co-extruded sheet. In a particular embodiment, the anti-skid sheet is thermoformed to form an article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Poloso, Ernest R. Anderson, Felix Manuel Zacarias, M. Glenn Williams
  • Patent number: 8343614
    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 maintains satisfactory reflectance commercial criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Furio Orologio
  • Publication number: 20120328848
    Abstract: A three-dimensional support structure is provided and includes a single sheet of material that is folded into a repeating pattern of cells. Each of the cells is formed by first and second spaced-apart endwalls and first and second sloped sidewalls spanning between the endwalls. Each endwall comprises two plies of material while each sidewall comprises a single ply of material. The first and second sidewalls are adjoined at a folded edge. The cells are aligned such that the first endwall of one cell from the repeating pattern abuts the second endwall of an adjacent cell of the repeating pattern to form a four-ply wall of the material. A first liner may be attached to a first side of the folded material and a second liner may be attached to a second side of the folded material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: TESSELLATED GROUP, LLC
    Inventor: Gregory W. GALE
  • Publication number: 20120328847
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a lightweight structural trim part is comprising the following steps: (A) inserting a plurality of layers into a molding tool comprising a first molding half (6) and a second molding half (7). The second molding half (7) comprises a plurality of cup-like indentation (8). The plurality of layers at least comprises a first air permeable skin layer (1) facing the first molding half (6), a second air tight skin layer (3,4) facing the second molding half (7), and a film layer (2) between the two skin layers. (B) Closing the molding tool and discharging gas from one side in order to press the first skin layer against the first molding half. (C) Shaping and consolidating the first porous skin layer. (D) Charging with pressurized air the first space in order to press the second skin layer against the second molding half. (E) Shaping and consolidating the second skin layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2006
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: Rieter Technologies AG
    Inventors: Bertrand Buska, David Simon, Virginie Auger
  • Patent number: 8337972
    Abstract: A honeycomb core includes a first wall, a second wall, and a conductor disposed between the first wall and the second wall. The first wall and the second wall define a cell through which the conductor extends. A sandwich panel includes an upper skin, a lower skin, and a honeycomb core adhesively bonded to the upper skin and the lower skin. The honeycomb core includes a first wall and a second wall defining a cell. The sandwich panel further includes a conductor disposed between the first wall and the second wall and extending through the cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventor: Randy B. Williams
  • Publication number: 20120315443
    Abstract: A floor/wall structure, or panel, (10) supported on an I-beam (12) of a steel structure. The floor/wall structure (10) comprises an upper skin layer (14), a lower skin layer (16) and an intermediate layer (18) about 50 mm thick sandwiched between the upper and lower skin layers (4) and (16).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventor: David Woolstencroft
  • Patent number: 8327601
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: Furio Orologio
  • Patent number: 8323774
    Abstract: A machine which inflates and seals pillows in packaging is compact in overall size, can be conveniently operated to produce varied lengths of strips of inflated pillow-type packaging as needed, can begin production of inflated pillow-type strip packaging immediately after being held out of a production cycle for some period of time, and applies a heated sealing element directly to and in sliding contact with a web of film to securely seal the inlet port of an inflated pillow while the pillow is under pressure and as the web of film is continuously and uninterruptedly advanced through the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Free-Flowing Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Perkins, Olivert M. Reyes, Philipp Borchard, Nicholas P. De Luca
  • Publication number: 20120295128
    Abstract: An electrically initiated security device includes a first energetic sheet, a second energetic sheet, and a corrugated energetic sheet disposed between the first energetic sheet and the second energetic sheet. A first surface of the corrugated energetic sheet defines at least one channel and a second surface of the corrugated energetic sheet defines at least one channel. The electrically initiated security device further includes a first constituent portion disposed in the at least one channel defined by the first surface and a second constituent portion disposed in the at least one channel defined by the second surface. The first constituent portion and the second constituent portion, when mixed, comprise an energetic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toby D. Thomas, James Horning
  • Publication number: 20120288661
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a solid structure glass with a thin cross-sectional plane and a method for making the same. The solid structure glass includes an inner surface and an outer surface each combined of a curved surface, or at least two curved surfaces, or a curved surface and at least one flat surface, or at least two flat surfaces. As a result, the solid structure glass can easily be made with different shapes so as to be especially compatible with the form factor of products. Besides, the solid structure glass is made by heating a glass preform and a mold together into a forming temperature of the glass preform under condition that the glass preform is in a softened state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: Weis Limited
    Inventor: KANG WEI
  • Patent number: 8298651
    Abstract: A hollow structure forming substrate includes: a surface on which a plastic-deformation film is formed by using a plastic-deformable material; a plurality of regularly-arranged gas-retaining spaces; a plurality of gas leading-out parts each having a first opening which faces corresponding one of the gas-retaining spaces and a second opening which faces the surface, the gas leading-out parts leads out gas retained in the gas-retaining spaces toward the surface under depressurized environmental condition; and a plurality of infiltration preventing spaces each provided in a space between corresponding one of the first openings and corresponding one of the second openings, in which the infiltration preventing spaces prevent infiltration of the plastic-deformable material from the surface into the gas-retaining spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Masuzawa, Masaru Ohgaki
  • Patent number: 8298650
    Abstract: This invention describes a decorative surface covering comprising at least one decorative layer and a backing layer comprising a patterned array of elastomeric, geometric projections, wherein each geometric projection comprises a concave exposed surface, an outside wall surface and an inside wall surface wherein the inside wall surface defines a hollow area within the projection. When the decorative surface covering is installed over an underlying surface, and pressure is applied to the decorative surface covering, a vacuum is created within the hollow area of the projections and the underlying surface. The vacuum increases the amount of frictional drag between the surface covering and the underlying surface, and thus allows the surface covering to remain in place without the need for an adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: GIP International Limited
    Inventors: David P. Reichwein, Keith A. Pocock
  • Patent number: 8282085
    Abstract: An absorbent covering (1) has high damping power, secured on a structure (2) and includes a dissipater mesh made up of a plurality of dissipating elements (3) and of nodes (4) each having its bottom end (4?) secured on the structure (2). In remarkable manner, the bottom ends (4?) of the nodes (4) project from the dissipating elements (3) so as to leave an empty space (5) between the dissipating elements (3) and the structure (2), the absorbent covering (1) including main absorbent elements (6) arranged in the empty space (5), each of the main absorbent elements (6) being secured firstly to a bottom face (3?) of a dissipating element (3) and secondly to the structure (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Eurocopter
    Inventor: Thomas Manfredotti
  • Patent number: 8277940
    Abstract: A scent emitting patch remains securely attached to the skin of a wearer and is appointed for controlled release of scents. The patch is constructed having an external top layer and backing layer with a skin-contacting portion. The skin-contacting segment contains an adhesive. At least one reservoir comprising pockets or microcapsules containing a scent is disposed in at least one portion of the backing layer. These pockets or microcapsules are operative to rupture upon application of pressure or scratching by the patch wearer. Upon rupture, scent is delivered to the skin to emit aroma. Pockets containing the scent are formed in the backing layer. Microcapsules, if present, are preferably incorporated in the adhesive. A plethora of aromas are provided in the form of a perfume or cologne and correlating shapes can be used to form the patch. Scent is released at the skin-contact interface when pressure is applied ruptures the pockets or microcapsules, permitting controlled release at the wearer's election.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Inventors: Marcela N. Desiderio, Ernest D. Buff
  • Publication number: 20120244324
    Abstract: A thermo-pressed cushioning support device includes a topping sheet of cushioning material, a substrate sheet of cushioning material and at least a padding attached between the topping sheet of cushioning material and the substrate sheet of cushioning material. The padding undergoes an external force pressing treatment along with the topping sheet and the substrate sheet in a high temperature condition, melting and mating the topping and the substrate sheets into one entity. The heat treatment creates thermo-binding lines or regions of geometric patterns on the topping sheet, and also internal pockets within the topping sheet, where the padding is enclosed in such a way to provide impact reducing and shape modeling effects intended for the present invention. Embodiments of the thermo-pressed cushioning support, such as seat cushion, back cushion, couch cushion, or mattress topper, provide benefits to the user's body that include reduced anxiety, decreased perception of impact force, and collision prevention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventor: Fu-Chieng CHEN
  • Publication number: 20120237736
    Abstract: A process for the production of a fiber profile (32) that is designed to fill in a space with a nail-head-shaped or half-nail-head-shaped cross-section that originates from the assembly of preforms in a T shape, of which at least one includes a curvature radius at the junction zone of the preforms, includes: supplying powder-coated fibers (28) to a preforming station (30) where the powder is activated and the fibers (28) move into a passage whose shapes are adapted to those of the desired profile, and then making the preformed fibers move into a shaping station (34) where the fiber profile (32) is cooled and shaped by circulating in a cavity whose shapes are adapted to those of the desired profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS
    Inventors: Philippe Blot, Mathieu Lannuzel, Pascal Vinot
  • Publication number: 20120236073
    Abstract: A liquid absorption member includes a jointed body in which a plurality of cells are provided between partition members by jointing a plurality of the partition members with each other, and a liquid holding material which is filled into the cell and holds liquid. A plurality of diffusion paths in which attached liquid is diffused and flows are configured in the partition member, and a density of the partition member is a lower density than a density of the liquid holding material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hisashi TOYAMA
  • Publication number: 20120208041
    Abstract: A continuous segment of metallic glass material having a thickness substantially less than a width is disclosed. The continuous strip is bent into a repeating pattern of a teardrop shape providing an outer radius and an inner point defined by two adjacent radii.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: THE BOARD OF REGENTS FOR OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Jay Clarke Hanan
  • Patent number: 8241731
    Abstract: A display panel includes a sheet having first and second spaced apart surfaces defining a space therebetween and a plurality of partitions extending from the first surface to the second surface and dividing the space into a plurality of cells, wherein the thickness of each partition is in a range of 0.01 to 10 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaru Ohgaki, Masahiro Masuzawa, Toshihiro Kanematsu, Shinji Aoki, Shinya Seno, Hisayoshi Ohshima
  • Publication number: 20120189812
    Abstract: A packaging corrugated board having peripheral edges oblique to flute direction thereof is disclosed. A board body of the packaging corrugated board is formed of a first liner board, a second liner board, and a fluted medium sandwiched between the first and the second liner board. The fluted medium is a corrugated board having a plurality of flutes, and a direction in which the flutes extend is defined as a flute direction. The board body defines a plurality of peripheral edges, and most of the peripheral edges are neither parallel nor perpendicular to the flute direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: Elitegroup Computer Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chih-Yuan Liao