Forming, Or Cooperating To Form Cells Patents (Class 428/178)
  • Patent number: 8221871
    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: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Inventor: Furio Orologio
  • Publication number: 20120164388
    Abstract: The invention relates to a structural member comprising a first and a second board member that are arranged in parallel to each other, and a filler element arranged between the first board member and the second board member. The filler element is a continuous sheet with a sheet plane that is substantially parallel to the first and second board member, and is moulded or vacuum-moulded so that cone-shaped cavity structures project outward from the sheet plane. The cone-shaped cavity structures are provided as truncated cones having a top and bottom, both having a substantially circular shape. One side of the sheet plane has a continuous, flat surface and the cone-shaped cavity structures project outward on the other side of the sheet plane. The cone-shaped cavity structures have a cone angle of approx. 5-45°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: Swedwood International AB
    Inventor: Pål Skjetne
  • Patent number: 8197926
    Abstract: A screen includes a plurality of concave recesses arranged on a flat surface, wherein the recesses are arranged in such a way that the spacing between adjacent ones of the recesses in the radial direction from a reference point located in the flat surface or a plane extended from the flat surface increase with distance from the reference point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Shinbo, Ryoji Katsuma
  • Patent number: 8192341
    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 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Tessellated Group, LLC
    Inventor: Gregory W. Gale
  • Patent number: 8187693
    Abstract: A liquid-controlling surface, comprising a formation comprising a plurality of individual open topped, closed bottomed cells for containing liquid, each of the cells having a cell wall integral with the closed bottom and defining a well; a plurality of distribution channels extending between adjacent cells and being position 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; and a perimeter wall surrounding the cells. The perimeter wall having a height higher than the distribution channels to prevent liquid from leaking from the cells to an area outside the perimeter, and where the formation and perimeter wall comprise rubber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Inventors: James Sanderson, Bradley R. MacLean
  • Patent number: 8178183
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a flexible and drapeable core material for use in a laminate or a sandwich construction comprising at least one exterior of an at least partially permeable material, which exterior forms at least one space into which a filler of freely movable, separate objects is filled. The spaces may be shaped like channels, form a square-shaped pattern or a pattern adapted to the shape of the laminate. The invention further relates to a laminate or a sandwich construction and a blade for a wind turbine featuring such core material and use and manufacture of laminates or sandwich constructions featuring the core material. Moreover the invention relates to a method of manufacturing a core material for use in a laminate or a sandwich construction comprising the steps of forming at least one space from an at least partially permeable material and filling filler into the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: LM Glasfiber A/S
    Inventor: Torben Krogsdal Jacobsen
  • Patent number: 8178186
    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: July 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Fresh Pak Corp.
    Inventor: John Bazbaz
  • Patent number: 8173242
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to a polymeric cellular confinement system which can be filled with soil, concrete, aggregate, earth materials, and the like. More specifically, the present disclosure concerns a cellular confinement system characterized by improved durability against damage generated by UV light, humidity, and aggressive soils, or combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: PRS Mediterranean Ltd.
    Inventors: Izhar Halahmi, Oded Erez, Adi Erez
  • Publication number: 20120104009
    Abstract: This invention provides packaging material made from starch and cellulose fiber obtained from recycled paper waste. The process involves drawing a suspension of pulp and starch in water into a mold, and withdrawing water from the suspension while in the mold. Bubble-shaped wrap and bracing made according to the invention are designed for use as cushioning for the shipment of fragile or irregularly shaped items. The packaging is biodegradable when exposed to water in the environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicants: GLOBAL PATENTED TECHNOLOGIES INC., ENVIROPAC SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Carlo Fascio
  • Patent number: 8163379
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sandwich structure with a core element in honeycomb form and outer layers with carbon fiber and glass fiber layers, the glass fiber layers being applied to the outer sides of the sandwich structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Airbus Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Doecker, Florian Macke, Klaus Schoote, Jens Wieting
  • Patent number: 8157937
    Abstract: A fiber reinforced core panel having a first side and an opposing second side. The core panel contains a series of adjacent low density strips having at least three faces and having a length to width aspect ratio of at least 5:1. The longitudinal axis of the low density strips are substantially parallel and the cross-section of each strip has a major face, a first edge face, and a second edge face. The major face of each strip is disposed within the first or second side of the core panel and the major face of each strip is disposed within an opposite face of the core panel than the major face of the adjacent strips. The core panel also contains a continuous fibrous reinforcement sheet which is threaded through the low density strips such that the fibrous reinforcement sheet is disposed between adjacent strips and adjacent to the major faces of the low density strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Anthony S. Brandon, Ryan W. Johnson, James A. Renninger
  • Patent number: 8147951
    Abstract: A composite air and foam protective packaging product comprises a packaging cushion having, in cross-section, at least three plies of plastic film, foam between a first ply and a second ply of the three plies of plastic film, and air between the second ply and a third ply of the three plies of plastic film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Storopack, Inc.
    Inventor: Jean-Marc Slovencik
  • Publication number: 20120061512
    Abstract: Structures and methods for joining composite fuselage sections and other panel assemblies together are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a shell structure configured in accordance with the present invention includes a first panel portion positioned adjacent to a second panel portion. The first panel portion can include a first stiffener attached to a first composite skin, and the second panel portion can include a second stiffener attached to a second composite skin. The shell structure can further include a fitting extending across a first edge region of the first panel portion and a second edge region of the second panel portion. A first end portion of the fitting can be attached to the first stiffener and the first composite skin, and a second end portion of the fitting can be attached to a second stiffener and a second composite skin, to join the first panel portion to the second panel portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Jeffrey F. Stulc, Wallace C. Chan, Brian C. Clapp, Neal G. Rolfes
  • Patent number: 8133571
    Abstract: An interior article for automobiles is provided having a light-weight and suitable rigidity without lowering moldability even if the amount of use of a thermoplastic resin is decreased. A panel having a hollow double-wall structure and constituting an interior part for automobiles is formed from a mixture of polyolefin resins comprised of a propylene homopolymer having a specific gravity of 0.93 or less (JIS K7112), exhibiting a melt flow rate of 0.3 to 3.0 g/10 minutes (JIS K7210) and exhibiting a bending modulus of 1400 MPa or more (JIS K6758), a crystalline propylene block copolymer having a specific gravity of 0.93 or less (JIS K7112), exhibiting a melt flow rate of 0.3 to 1.5 g/10 minutes (JIS K7210) and exhibiting a bending modulus of 1250 MPa or less (JIS K7171) and a high density polyethylene having a specific gravity of 0.925 to 0.965 (JIS K7112) and exhibiting a melt flow rate of 0.5 g/10 minutes or less (JIS K7210).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Kyoraku Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Teruo Tamada
  • Patent number: 8129013
    Abstract: There is provided a human-body aimed spacer for restricting rugged feeling, which is flexible and light-weighted and requires only a smaller storage space. The spacer comprises a number of convex parts 20, and flexible connecting portions 26. The convex parts 20 each comprises: a frame-like portion 21 formed at a side contacting with a human body; four column portions 22, each having one end continuing to the frame-like portion, and each being formed to rise from the frame-like portion; and a rising-portion integrator 23 for interconnecting the other ends of the column portions 22 with one another. The flexible connecting portions 26 each interconnect adjacent ones of the frame-like portions 21 with each other. The spacer is configured to contact with a human body at the side where the frame-like portions 21 are formed, and to abut on a cushion or the like at the side where the rising-portion integrators are formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Seft Development Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Ichigaya
  • Publication number: 20120045609
    Abstract: A stringer comprises a base portion and first and second webs extending outwardly from the base portion. The orientation of at least one of the first and second webs may transition from a first angle to a second angle within an angle transition zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Brook, Niraj Patel, John D. Morris, Michael A. Lee
  • Publication number: 20120045622
    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: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Rainer Blum, Gabriel Skupin, Hubertus Kröner, Jürgen Keck
  • Patent number: 8114501
    Abstract: A fiber reinforced core panel having natural contour contains a series of adjacent low density strips where the longitudinal axes of the low density strips are substantially parallel. The major face of each strip is disposed within the first or second side of the core panel. The core panel also contains a continuous fibrous reinforcement sheet which is threaded through the low density strips such that the fibrous reinforcement sheet is disposed between adjacent strips and adjacent to the major faces of the low density strips. The fiber reinforced core panel contains a natural contour in the direction perpendicular to the longitudinal axes of the low density strips, a natural contour in the direction parallel to the longitudinal axes of the low density strips, or a natural contour in both the directions parallel and perpendicular to the longitudinal axes of the low density strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Anthony S. Brandon, Ryan W. Johnson, James A. Renninger
  • Patent number: 8109060
    Abstract: A light transmitting storm shutter for protectively covering building portals, windows and the like from hurricane damage. A corrugated polycarbonate panel is formed having lengthwise corrugations, each of which preferably has radiused side margins and a generally flattened central portion offset from a neutral axis of the panel. A central corrugation extending along the centerline of the panel, preferably has a depth in a range of at lest 10% greater than that of the edge corrugations, the central corrugations also preferably have a width in a range of at least 4% less than that of the edge corrugation wherein impact and wind resistance of the panel are enhanced. Impact resistant film bonded to one panel surface preferably adds impact strength and sputter coating one panel surface with a transparent metallic or ceramic material enhances solar and UV rejection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Inventor: Stephen J Motosko
  • Publication number: 20120028001
    Abstract: A partition panel is made of two overlaying sheets of high density polyethylene or other plastic material which have been bonded together around a perimeter and at selected regions such that the partition panel contains bonded regions where the two sheets are bonded together and hollow regions where the two sheets are spaced apart from one another. The partition panel is preferably made by thermoforming.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: SCRANTON PRODUCTS INC.
    Inventors: Hilary Farnsworth, David Daiute, Stew Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20110318522
    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: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventors: Gerald E. Mueller, John W. Frank
  • Patent number: 8075981
    Abstract: An alternating pattern gel cushioning device and methods for making the same. The gel pattern may be two- or three-dimensional. The devices may be zoned or stacked. The device may be made by a variety of methods including roller molding, open-face molding, injection molding, casting, extrusion, compression molding and other methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Edizone, LLC
    Inventors: Tony M. Pearce, Terry V. Pearce, Russell Whatcott
  • Publication number: 20110290674
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods of forming selected portions of integral sheets of material are disclosed. Unformed portions of the sheets may remain undistorted during the forming process, allowing them to contain text, art work, or other desired information without material risk of the information being degraded or becoming unintelligible during the forming process. This result may be accomplished, moreover, with less trim than usually occurs in conventional forming processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventor: WILLIAM C. SHANLEY, IV
  • Publication number: 20110288513
    Abstract: A substantially cellulose free absorbent core comprising absorbent polymer material having a saline flow conductivity greater than about 100×10?7 cm3•sec/g and a centrifuge retention capacity of greater than about 20 g/g. A disposable absorbent article is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventors: Harald Hermann Hundorf, Holger Beruda, Horst Blessing, Peter Dziezok, Axel Krause, Mattias Schmidt, Lutz Stelzig
  • Publication number: 20110284558
    Abstract: This invention is to replace the need for a corrugated carton by wrapping an article with a heat shrinkable bubble wrap film. Heat shrinking the bubble wrap will allow the bubble wrap to shrink sufficiently to conform to an article such as a group of containers, e.g. bottles. Because of the inability of the bubble wrap film to tightly shrink around the containers, the containers can move and bump each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2010
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventor: Alain Cerf
  • Publication number: 20110281081
    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: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventor: Furio Orologio
  • Publication number: 20110281082
    Abstract: Three-dimensional carbon fiber based composite support structures and methods for the manufacture and use thereof are disclosed and described. In one aspect, such a support structure may include a lattice of intersecting support members made of a carbon fiber composite material and a cover of the same carbon fiber composite material as the lattice, fused to at least one side of the lattice and covering at least a portion thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: Sigma-Tek, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Erich A. Wilson
  • Patent number: 8056962
    Abstract: An energy absorber in which an energy-absorbing property in a collision can be set to a predetermined property is provided. An energy absorber (1) which is installed between an auto body panel and an interior member of an automobile, so as to absorb impact energy of a collision includes a base (2) which is fastened between the auto body panel and the interior member; and a plurality of projections (3) which projects from the base and is formed into a hollow conical shape or a hollow circular truncated cone shape, wherein the plurality of projections has different heights and different number of liner convex ribs (4), the rib projecting from an outer circumferential face of the projection and extending from a leading end of the projection to the base, the projections next to each other are not coupled via the rib, and the rib is not provided on a line connecting the centers of the projections next to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: White Impact Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Tauchi, Toshihiro Takai, Kenichi Mizoguchi, Hideki Usami, Kazunori Teramoto
  • Publication number: 20110274887
    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: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Inventors: Yu Fu-Lai, Huang Chin-Tien
  • Patent number: 8043688
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a multiwall sheet comprises a first sheet comprising an inner surface and an outer surface, a second sheet comprising a first surface and a second surface; and a rib disposed between the inner surface and the first surface. The outer layer can have surface features and has a surface area of greater than or equal to 140% of a planar, flat, non-profiled surface area for a same unit area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Sabic Innovative Plastics IP B.V.
    Inventors: Chinniah Thiagarajan, Praveen Bhat
  • Patent number: 8042286
    Abstract: A fluid-filled chamber for an article of footwear and a method for manufacturing the chamber are disclosed. The chamber may be incorporated into a sole structure of the footwear and includes a central area and a plurality of lobes extending outward from the central area. The lobes are in fluid communication with the central area and are formed from a first surface, a second surface, and a sidewall. The sidewall joins with the first surface with the second surface to seal the fluid within the chamber, but no internal connections are generally utilized to join interior portions of the first surface with interior portions of the second surface. The fluid within the chamber may be air at a pressure that is approximately equal to an ambient pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric S. Schindler, John F. Swigart
  • Patent number: 8021739
    Abstract: A unitary structure (10) is comprised of two or more planar substrates (30, 40) fused together by a glass or glass-ceramic sintered frit structure (20) disposed therebetween. The pattern of the sintered patterned frit material defines passages (70) therein, and the sintered frit structure (20) has a characteristic minimum feature size (60) in a direction parallel to the substrates. Particles of the frit material have a poly-dispersed size distribution up to a maximum frit particle size, in a maximum length dimension, and the minimum feature size or dimension (60) of the sintered patterned frit material is greater than 2 times the maximum frit particle size, desirably about 3 times or more, and less than 6.25 times the maximum frit particle size, desirably about 5 times or less, most desirably about 4 times or less. A method for making the structure (10) is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventor: Yann P M Nedelec
  • Patent number: 8021741
    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: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Mannington Mills, Inc.
    Inventors: Hao A. Chen, Richard Judd
  • Publication number: 20110223372
    Abstract: An improved non-planar composite structural panel and method of fabrication are provided. Embodiments of the non-planar composite panel comprise: a first sheet including a first outer surface and a first inner surface; a second sheet spaced apart from the first sheet and including a second outer surface and a second inner surface; a stiffening core element disposed between the first and second sheets and defining a plurality of cells; a rigid foam reinforcing material disposed in the cells; and a mirrored third sheet adhered to the first outer surface of the first concave sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: CSP SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy W. Metz, James L. McConnell
  • Publication number: 20110217166
    Abstract: A layered composite component 100, 200 is disclosed comprising a plurality of plies of reinforcement fibres embedded in a matrix material. The component comprises a fuse region 134, 144, 157, 233, 244 in which an initiating feature 180, 190, 155 is operable to initiate delamination of plies within the fuse region 134, 144, 157, 233, 244 such that the fuse region 134, 144, 157, 233, 244 delaminates above a predetermined load condition. The component 100, 200 is operable to transition from a rigid behaviour regime to a resilient behaviour regime on occurrence of delamination within the fuse region 134, 144, 157, 233, 244.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Applicant: ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
    Inventor: Alison J. MCMILLAN
  • Publication number: 20110212293
    Abstract: Disclosed is an eco-friendly incombustible biocomposite including: a) a polymer matrix comprising a natural fiber; and b) a ceramic sheet laminated integrally with the polymer matrix. The biocomposite is eco-friendly since the natural fiber is used as a reinforcement material and is incombustible since it is laminated integrally with the ceramic sheet. Further, it has superior storage modulus, dimensional stability and flexural properties and lightweightness, and is processable into various structures. Thus, it is very useful for automotive or building indoor/outdoor materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Applicant: KOREA INSTITUTE OF ENERGY RESEARCH
    Inventors: Seong Ok HAN, Youn Jong YOU, Nam Jo JEONG, Hee Yeon KIM
  • Patent number: 8001703
    Abstract: A fluid-filled chamber for an article of footwear and a method for manufacturing the chamber are disclosed. The chamber may be incorporated into a sole structure of the footwear and includes a central area and a plurality of lobes extending outward from the central area. The lobes are in fluid communication with the central area and are formed from a first surface, a second surface, and a sidewall. The sidewall joins with the first surface with the second surface to seal the fluid within the chamber, but no internal connections are generally utilized to join interior portions of the first surface with interior portions of the second surface. The fluid within the chamber may be air at a pressure that is approximately equal to an ambient pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric S. Schindler, Sebastien Mermet, Troy C. Lindner, Andrew Caine
  • Publication number: 20110186580
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a reinforcing member for a membrane for improving the pressure-withstanding property of the membrane having corrugations, and a membrane assembly having the reinforcing member and a method of constructing the membrane assembly. By providing a reinforcing member for a membrane having corrugations and installed in an insulating structural member of an LNG cargo, the present invention can prevent the collapse of the corrugation and attenuate shocks against a same load without increasing the facial rigidity of the corrugation, and improve the insulating property by forming an additional insulating layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2009
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicant: SAMSUNG HEAVY IND. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ki-Hun Joh, Sang-Eon Chun, Chang-Seon Bang, Dai-Gil Lee, Byung-Chul Kim, Bu-Gi Kim, Jin-Gyu Kim, Soon-Ho Yoon, Sang-Wook Park, Kwan-Ho Lee, Seong-Su Kim, Byoung-Jung Kim, Po-Chul Kim, Na-Na Yu, Yong-Suk Suh, Sang-Min Han, Jong-Won Yoon, Jae-Yeon Choi, Hee-Jin Son
  • Patent number: 7989051
    Abstract: This invention relates to a magnetic modular coating for floors and walls, even in wet sites and under water, that is composed of a sole fixing element laid between a magnetic adherence decorative plate and a metallic framework structure (3). Such coating also includes a bi-directional magnetic adherence layer (4) of minimum thickness; a decorative surface layer (5), and an upper rigidifying sheet (6) made up of a laminar unit. Adhesives used can be of any kind suitable to join components together. The modules allow for a fast installation, are easily removable and can be re-used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Anthem Leather, Inc.
    Inventors: Andres Gabriel Moresco, Washington Adhemar Perez Igiel, Juan Maria Serrano
  • Publication number: 20110177298
    Abstract: A corrugator comprising a curved base element (14) rotatable around an axis of rotation; and a flat base element (12) translatable relative to said axis of rotation, said base elements (12, 14) having a plurality of corresponding corrugation formers (24) such that a flexible material (26) may be fed between said base elements (12, 14), the corresponding corrugation formers (24) interdigitating such that said flexible (material 26) is folded at a non-elevated temperature by the co-operation of the corrugation formers (24) so as to create creased corrugations (25) in the flexible material (24).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2008
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicants: RKVO TRUST
    Inventor: Richard Gardiner
  • Patent number: 7976929
    Abstract: A liquid-controlling surface, comprising a formation comprising a plurality of individual cells for containing liquid, each of said cells having a cell wall; a plurality of distribution channels, one connecting each cell to each adjacent cell, each distribution channel being positioned on the internal cell wall at a height so as to channel liquid to the adjacent cell when a cell liquid level exceeds a predetermined limit; a perimeter wall for preventing liquid from leaking to an area outside the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Inventors: Bradley R. MacLean, James Sanderson
  • Patent number: 7976934
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cloth and solid piece assembly, which comprises a cloth which is subjected to an embossing process to have a receiving portion formed through the embossing process in such a manner as to protrude from a surface of the cloth in a direction perpendicular to the surface to have an opening oriented in a direction opposite to the protruding direction, a solid piece received inside the receiving portion, and an adhesive material. The adhesive material is received inside the receiving portion and bonded to an inner peripheral surface of the receiving portion while plugging the opening of the receiving portion, so as to fix the solid piece inside the receiving portion. The cloth and solid piece assembly can reliably suppress peeling of a bonded region between the adhesive material and the cloth, in a simple structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: PIP Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshinobu Arai
  • Publication number: 20110159242
    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: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: AIRBUS OPERATIONS S.L.
    Inventor: Elena ARÉVALO RODRÍGUEZ
  • Publication number: 20110139671
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multi-chambered, fluid-fillable apparatus, comprising two sheets bonded together to define a plurality of cells between them. In a first aspect, at least one, and preferably both, of the sheets are formed from polyvinyl alcohol. In a second aspect, the sheets are sealed together using both permanent and non-permanent seals. The non-permanent seals are formed to rupture at a predetermined internal pressure in order to dissipate externally applied load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventor: David Brian Edwards
  • Publication number: 20110135886
    Abstract: A die tool for forming a C-section component having radiused shoulders, the includes a cylindrical inner die and an outer die having a cylindrical central portion connected to opposing end flanges by respective radiused concave portions. A portion of the inner die is arranged to be disposed between the end flanges of the outer die and spaced apart therefrom to define a cavity corresponding to the desired cross-section of the C-section component to be formed. The radiused convex and concave portions have a radius of curvature that varies about the circumference of the respective inner and outer dies. The inner and outer dies are rotatable such that the radius of curvature of the radiused convex and concave portions where the inner and outer dies are adjacent to one another varies as the inner and outer dies are rotated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Applicant: AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Darren John Winter, Martin Hampden Yates
  • Publication number: 20110135862
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a core member for a sandwich panel and a method of forming the core member for the sandwich panel which are capable of attaining a desired profile, a desired pattern on its surface, and a desired inner structure in accordance with an application of the sandwich panel. According to an aspect of the invention, there is provided a thermoplastic resin core member interposed between two resin skin sheets comprising a closed hollow portion located to be inside of a desired position in accordance with an application of the sandwiched panel, and it is formed by clamping parison of a molten thermoplastic resin positioned to be between two split molds so as to exhibit a desired profile and/or a surface shape, two surfaces against each of which the molten parison is pressed to form an adhesive surface on which the corresponding resin skin sheet is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventors: Takehiko Sumi, Tadatoshi Tanji
  • Publication number: 20110135885
    Abstract: This invention relates to monolithic composite panel, the structure of which comprises a skin (1), a plurality of omega-shaped stiffeners (3), an also omega-shaped element (5) covering said stiffeners (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2005
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventors: Jose Luis Cifuentes Martin, Mireya Manzanero Martos
  • Patent number: 7955686
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to a polymeric cellular confinement system which can be filled with soil, concrete, aggregate, earth materials, and the like. More specifically, the present disclosure concerns a cellular confinement system characterized by improved durability against damage generated by UV light, humidity, and aggressive soils, or combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: PRS Mediterranean Ltd.
    Inventors: Izhar Halahmi, Oded Erez, Adi Erez
  • Patent number: 7935410
    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: August 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Inventor: Furio Orologio
  • Patent number: 7935411
    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: June 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Inventor: Furio Orologio