Pleats Or Otherwise Parallel Adjacent Folds Patents (Class 428/181)
  • Patent number: 9795520
    Abstract: A disposable diaper includes a waist opening and a pair of leg openings with a composite stretchable member. The composite stretchable member includes first and second nonwoven fabric sheet parts and elastic members arranged therebetween. Each of the first and second nonwoven fabric sheet parts is provided with a plurality of convex-concave regions including convex and concave parts. At least one non-shaped region separates the convex-concave regions from each other in the longitudinal direction. The first and second nonwoven fabric sheet parts are overlaid so that the convex-concave regions of the first nonwoven fabric sheet part and the second nonwoven fabric sheet part adjoin each other and the non-shaped regions of the first nonwoven fabric sheet part and the second nonwoven fabric sheet part are separated from each other and are joined with each other by an adhesive applied to the elastic members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiro Kaneko, Toshimitsu Baba, Kaori Minami
  • Patent number: 9731966
    Abstract: A non-pleated depth filter element in the form of a tubular ring of depth filter media is provided. Multiple wraps of sheets, some including fine fibers, are employed. The depth filter element has particular applications to liquid filtration applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: CLARCOR Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas B. Green, Lei Li, John A. Krogue
  • Patent number: 9375041
    Abstract: A flexible energy absorbing system including a material coated, impregnated and/or combined with a strain rate sensitive substance is disclosed. The flexible energy absorbing system is formed so as to define repeating adjacent cells, each cell having a re-entrant geometry such that, upon impact, the material locally densifies at the impact site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Inventor: Daniel James Plant
  • Patent number: 9144783
    Abstract: A low pressure drop structured packing sheet with diversion windows, which are formed on both crests and troughs. When in the expanded state where the diversion window and packing sheet are flat on the same plane, the diversion window has an opening and a fan-shaped portion, with the area of the opening being 0%-1000% of that of the fan-shaped portion. Two side intersection lines between the fan-shaped portion and packing sheet is symmetrical with respect to a central folding line which divides the fan-shaped portion into a left part and a right part. The two side intersection lines intercept to each other with an angel of about 10°-170°. When in the operating state where the diversion window and packing sheet are partially folded towards opposite directions, the fluid at the trough flows to a crest of the other side of the packing sheet with the help of diversion windows, thus increasing the area of vapor-liquid mass transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: TIANJIN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Chunjiang Liu, Huidian Ding, Kai Guo, Ting Zhang, Xigang Yuan, Long He
  • Publication number: 20150147534
    Abstract: A structural batten provides a longitudinally extending first layer having a plurality of passages extending between opposing sides of the first layer and transverse to the longitudinal extent of the first layer. A longitudinally extending solid body layer is attached to the first layer along the first layer's longitudinal extent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: SCOTT CHARLES VAN WEY
  • Publication number: 20150118514
    Abstract: A method of thermal interface material (TIM) assembly includes plating a seed layer on each of a plurality of graphite film layers, each of the graphite film layers comprising parallel-oriented graphite nanoplates, stacking the plurality of graphite film layers, each of the plurality of graphite film layers separated by at least one solder layer, pressing together the stacked graphite film layers, and applying heat to the plurality of graphite film layers and respective at least one solder layer in a vacuumed furnace to form a graphite laminate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Yuan Zhao, Dennis R. Strauss, Ten-Luen T. Liao, Vivek Mehrotra, Chung-Lung Chen
  • Patent number: 9012006
    Abstract: A multi-layer assembly, such as a sound damping metal laminate used in the automotive industry, having first and second rigid layers and an adhesive layer in between. A retention feature in the form of a raised embossment may be formed in one or more of the rigid layers and may be located near a fastening hole, which accommodates a nut and bolt or some other type of fastening device. The retention feature may impart rigidity and improved stiffness to the multi-layer assembly in the area surrounding the fastening hole, and it may also create a space between the rigid layers that is generally devoid of adhesive from the adhesive layer. This, in turn, can improve the long term performance of the multi-layer assembly by addressing issues such as compression set, spring back and/or stress relaxation. Methods of manufacture and other embodiments are also provided, including ones that accommodate multiple fastening holes, have discontinuous retention features, and use welds in place of nuts and bolts, to name a few.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Shiloh Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan W. Fisk, Daniel J. Driscoll, James F. Keys
  • Publication number: 20150096125
    Abstract: Flame retardant panels and methods of manufacture generally include a batting material including a layer having a top surface and a bottom surface, the layer comprising a plurality of substantially vertically oriented flame retardant treated fibers extending from the top surface to the bottom surface; and a binder material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: DREAMWELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Michael S. DeFranks, Sheri L. McGuire
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8987151
    Abstract: A fiber pad having a core non-woven layer is disclosed. The core layer can have an upper surface and a lower surface. The core layer can comprise at least one fiber layer. The at least one fiber layer can comprise a plurality of parallel fibers. Selected groups of the parallel fibers can be folded into desired pleated configurations. Optionally, the core layer can comprise post-consumer carpet materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Columbia Insurance Company
    Inventors: Jim Burns, John J. M. Rees, Tom Odum
  • Publication number: 20140342132
    Abstract: A membrane cartridge is manufactured by repeatedly folding and joining two strips of membrane to form a cross-pleated cartridge with a stack of openings or fluid passageways configured in an alternating cross-flow arrangement. The cartridge can be modified for other flow configurations including co-flow and counter-flow arrangements. Methods for manufacturing such cross-pleated membrane cartridges, as well as apparatus used in the manufacturing process are described. Cross-pleated membrane cartridges comprising water-permeable membranes can be used in a variety of applications, including in heat and water vapor exchangers. In particular they can be incorporated into energy recovery ventilators (ERVs) for exchanging heat and water vapor between air streams being directed into and out of buildings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Greg MONTIE, James Franklin DEAN, Curtis MULLEN, Robert HILL
  • Patent number: 8734928
    Abstract: After observing patio heaters at many events, hotels and restaurants, we, as decorators, knew they have little decorative appeal in beautiful settings. Patio heaters have gained popularity as people are enjoying more outdoor entertaining. We designed a cover to “hide” the heaters. Our cover is a tailored, box-pleat skirt design with three pleats, two side pleats are inset with fabric mesh to allow for ventilation of the tank, and detailed with a welt trim. Like a slip-cover, it fits over the neck and base of the heater, fastened with hook/loop sewn inside. All components are fire retardant. They are machine washable, hold their shape, offer protection from the elements, and have easy setup, and access to controls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventors: Melody LaVigna, Barbara Miranda
  • Patent number: 8663791
    Abstract: A composite core panel is produced by arranging a plurality of foam strips in adjacent relation and advancing the strips with one or two flexible sheets of porous reinforcement material and adhesive between platens to form a panel. The sheet on one side of the strips is folded between adjacent strips to form double wall pleats which may project either partially or fully between the strips and may have folded end portions overlying the other side of the strips. The second sheet may also form double wall pleats between the strips and be connected to the pleats in the first sheet. The core panel may be cut to form reinforced strips which are connected by adhesive in various arrangements to form other core panels. A core panel may also be formed by wrapping each foam strip longitudinally with a strip of reinforcing material and connecting the strips with adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Stephen W. Day, Michael S. Sheppard, John P. Jones, Thomas John Ewry, Danny E. Tilton, Frederick Stoll
  • Publication number: 20140053341
    Abstract: A foam fiber product may be used for the manufacture of various bedding products, such as mattresses, pillows, mattress toppers, seat cushions, and the like. The foam fiber product includes foam particles dispersed with fiber strands. The pleats provide extra support and durability to the structure of the foam fiber product. The product may be made by a process that includes mixing foam particles with fiber strands, processing the mixture into a layer using processes such as garnetting and carding, using a vertical lapping process to form pleats in the layer, and heating the structure to secure the pleats together to provide a pleated foam fiber structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: Sleep Innovations, Inc.
    Inventor: Eddie Lee Parvin
  • Patent number: 8622115
    Abstract: A rotary regenerative heat exchanger (1) employing heat transfer elements (100) is shaped to include notches (150), providing spacing between adjacent elements (100) and undulations (corrugations) (165, 185) in sections between the notches (150). Elements (100) include undulations (165, 185) differing in height and/or width. These differing undulations impart turbulence to air or flue gas flowing between the elements (100) for heat transfer thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: ALSTOM Technology Ltd
    Inventor: James David Seebald
  • 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130164501
    Abstract: Provided is a method of preparing thermoplastics-continuous fiber hybrid composite, which is easily woven and has excellent uniformity and impregnation at the time of hot melt impregnation after the weaving, including: a) widely and uniformly stretching a bundle of glass fibers; b) heating the stretched glass fibers; c) preparing a thermoplastics-continuous fiber bonding material by binding the heated glass fiber with thermoplastics; d) preparing a multi-layered thermoplastics-continuous fiber bonding material by folding the bonding material in a shape of zigzag; and e) pressing the multi-layered thermoplastics-continuous fiber bonding material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: LG HAUSYS, LTD.
    Inventor: LG HAUSYS, LTD.
  • Patent number: 8426009
    Abstract: A composite sheet structure is presented, and includes a core layer and two surface layers. Each surface layer has a plurality of metallic sheets. The metallic sheets bond with one another. The core layer and the surface layers bond with each other, and the core layer is sandwiched between the two surface layers. In comparison to conventional single type/solid piece of building material, the present invention results in a dramatic cost reduction in various building industry. With the up-to-date technology, the strength of metallic composite sheet remains within structural grade parameter and meets related specifications. Manufacturers are benefited from the cheaper metallic sheet in the composition while enjoying the same quality look of the outer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Inventor: Chih-Lin Hsu
  • Patent number: 8415263
    Abstract: A composite material as a sheet material is described, being relatively cheap, most useful as a raw material of a sanitary product or the like, such as underwear, dust-proof mask or dispensable paper diaper, etc., and good in processability, stretchability, gas-permeability, softness, and touch. The composite material is formed by laminating a stretchable layer and a conjugate spunbonded nonwoven fabric including conjugate fibers including a low-melting-point component and a high-melting-point component. The conjugate fibers are partially bonded to each other by thermocompression, wherein each bonded portion has fine folded structures including alternate hill and valley regions in the CD, and the distance between neighboring hills is 100-400 ?m in average. The conjugate spunbonded nonwoven fabric exhibits stretchability through the spread of the fine folded structures, and has, at 5% elongation, a CD-strength of 0.1 N/5 cm or less and an MD/CD strength ratio of 200 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignees: JNC Corporation, JNC Fibers Corporation
    Inventors: Toshikatsu Fujiwara, Taiju Terakawa
  • Publication number: 20130052404
    Abstract: An ornamental bunting that may include a length of textile folded to form a plurality of pleats, the length of textile including a top edge, a bottom edge, a first lateral side, and a second lateral side; a first coupling member adapted to attach each of the plurality of pleats at a location between the first lateral side and the second lateral side; and a second coupling member adapted to attach a first bottom portion of the bottom edge with a second bottom portion of the bottom edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: Dan-Dee International, Ltd.
    Inventor: Lee Capozzi
  • Patent number: 8371084
    Abstract: An acoustic ceiling panel for a lay-in or suspended ceiling includes a core portion, and front and rear layers covering front and rear sides, respectively, of the core portion. The air flow resistance of the core portion does not exceed about 100 MKS rayls. The air flow resistance of the front layer lies in the range of about 300 to about 800 MKS rayls. The air flow resistance of the rear layer lies in the range of about 300 to about 1200 MKS rayls. The panel would be supported on a grid suspended below a structural ceiling to form an air space therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventor: Francis John Babineau, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8263209
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Elitegroup Computer Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chih-Yuan Liao
  • Patent number: 8211815
    Abstract: An absorbent structure having a longitudinal axis, a lateral axis, a z-direction axis normal to the longitudinal and lateral axes, longitudinally opposite ends and laterally opposite side edges. An upper surface of the absorbent structure has a three-dimensional topography relative to the longitudinal and lateral axes and defines a plurality of peaks and valleys of the upper surface relative to the z-direction. A lower surface of the absorbent structure has a three-dimensional topography relative to the longitudinal and lateral axes and defines a plurality of the peaks and valleys of the lower surface relative to the z-direction. The absorbent structure has a projected area as determined by a Topography Analysis Method, and the upper surface of the absorbent structure has a vertical area as determined by the Topography Analysis Method of at least about 0.1 cm2 per 1.0 cm2 projected area of the absorbent structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Thomas Baker, Theresa Michelle McCoy, Stephen Avedis Baratian, Charles Wilson Colman
  • 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: 8182732
    Abstract: Here is disclosed a composite sheet comprising substantially non-stretchable nonwoven fabric sheets and a plurality of elastic members extending in a transverse direction and spaced one from another in a longitudinal direction by a given spacing wherein the elastic members are secured in a stretched state to the nonwoven fabric sheets. The composite sheet has a plurality of gathers formed by slightly undulated surface of the nonwoven fabric sheets and the elastic members and these gathers are substantially continuous in the longitudinal direction and arranged at substantially regular intervals in the transverse direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuo Ukegawa, Masato Isono, Hiroaki Kamio, Toru Oba
  • Publication number: 20120040143
    Abstract: Disclosed is a shapeable layer of a gel adhesive polymer for securing a device to a flat surface, the adhesive gel having a body member defining a first surface for placement adjacent the flat surface and a second non-flat surface for placement against the device, wherein the adhesive gel may be made from thermoplastic rubber, plasticizer oil, and tackifying resin, or a combination thereof. In one embodiment, the second surface of the adhesive gel body member may be corrugated or regular. In another embodiment, the non-flat surface of the device member may be corrugated or regular.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventor: Alfredo Hector Tubert
  • Patent number: 8012568
    Abstract: The invention provides a laminated shape-retainable sheet which has such a sufficient shape retainability that a user can give a desired shape easily to the sheet, and requires no press working step for giving a curved shape, a core for a headwear brim using the same, a brim of a headwear, and a headwear. In the laminated shape-retainable sheet of the invention, shape-retainable sheets each comprising a thermoplastic resin and each having shape retainability in a monoaxial direction are laminated and bonded onto each other in such a manner that the monoaxial directions of adjacent sheets out of the shape-retainable sheets make a predetermined angle, in particular, 45 to 90 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Sekisui Seikei, Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuo Matsuzaka, Yujiro Hirao
  • Publication number: 20110206891
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a molded laying interior material for a vehicle includes a decorative layer that faces a vehicle compartment and a buffer material layer that faces a vehicle body panel. The decorative layer has a first concavo-convex shape formed by press molding on a side of the vehicle compartment. The buffer material layer has a second concavo-convex shape formed by press molding a buffer material on a side of the vehicle body panel. The buffer material has a fiber structure in which fibers are oriented in a thickness direction in the fiber structure The decorative layer and the buffer material layer are at least laminated and integrated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: HAYASHI ENGINEERING INC.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki EGUCHI, Toshiyuki NAKAMURA, Masanobu MATSUYAMA
  • Publication number: 20110162298
    Abstract: An extensible band consisting of at least two layers for external protection of building structures with irregular surfaces comprises a supporting layer (1) and a covering layer (2) which are connected to each other and in which there is a plurality of micro-folds (3) extending transversally to the direction of elongation, the supporting layer (1) comprising a film (11) made of organic material and the covering layer (2) comprising a film (21) made of ductile metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Inventor: Maurizio Bertozzi
  • Patent number: 7846535
    Abstract: Edge stiffened corrugated polymeric sheet material can be utilized as storm panels for mounting about a perimeter surface of an opening so as to protect the opening from wind and impact loads. The panels can include a corrugated sheet material having a corrugated contiguous band horizontally extending at about an end of the top and the bottom, wherein the corrugated contiguous band is complementary and contiguous to the plurality of corrugations of the corrugated sheet panel. The complementary and contiguous corrugated band can be configured to sandwich the sheet material. The panel may also include, individually or in combination, a contiguous band sandwiching the polymeric sheet material at a terminal end of each side and extending vertically from the top to the bottom. The panels provide wind and impact load protection for the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Sabic Innovative Plastics IP B.V.
    Inventor: Chinniah Thiagarajan
  • Patent number: 7824798
    Abstract: A secondary battery includes: an electrode assembly having positive and negative electrode plates, a separator, and positive and negative electrode tabs respectively attached to the positive and negative electrode plates; and a cap assembly having a cap plate, an electrode terminal, and a terminal plate. The terminal plate has a protrusion arranged between a side thereof having a terminal through-hole contained therein to which the electrode terminal is attached and the other side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sun-Hee Bang
  • Patent number: 7744982
    Abstract: The invention provides an edge insulation piece (1) comprising a thin sheet of material (2) which is manipulated by bending, rolling or other forming to effect a long conductive path within a small cross-sectional area. In a preferred embodiment, a thin layer of insulation material (3) is interleaved between two layers of the thin sheet of material (2), which is folded around the insulation layer (3) during forming of the edge piece (1). A further layer of insulation material (4) may be rolled within the edge piece (1) as it is. This interleaving of thin layers of insulation material (3, 4) prevents the surfaces of the thin sheet of material (2) from touching each other and also insulates the material (2) from the top and bottom panels (5, 6) of a vacuum insulation panel (7) when the edge piece (1) is inserted around the edge of the panel (7). The edge piece (1) may be further coated over part or all of its length with a low emissivity material (13) to minimise radiative losses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Inventor: Frederick G. Best
  • Publication number: 20100104811
    Abstract: A tamperproof information ticket includes at least one transparent top sheet or layer, having a surface that is adapted to receive confidential printing, such as a confidential code and at least one bottom sheet or layer comprising means for scrambling the confidential printing, the scrambling means being visible through the top sheet or layer. The scrambling means can be irreversibly disabled by way of deformation of at least one part of said bottom sheet or layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2007
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Inventor: René Jallot
  • Patent number: 7704589
    Abstract: An absorbent article having a built-in size indicator is disclosed. The size indicator, for instance, comprises a stretchable panel that changes color when stretched. The panel may change color to indicate that the article is the correct size for the wearer or may change color to indicate that the article is too small. Still another embodiment, the stretchable panel may change from a first color indicating that the article is too large, to a second color that indicates the article is the correct size, and to a third color that indicates the article is too small. The stretchable panel may be made from any suitable color changing materials. For example, in one embodiment, the panel may include a gathered layer that is printed with a particular color only at the peaks of the gathered layer. As the gathered material is stretched, the material changes color due to the newly exposed regions. In other embodiments, the stretchable panel comprises a film that changes color when stretched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Peter Olson, Lawrence Howell Sawyer, Robert Lee Popp
  • Patent number: 7666493
    Abstract: Producing a composite structure involves providing a core structure having a folded configuration with fold valleys forming open channels extending along the valleys, and then forming a local reinforcement zone in the core structure itself, before applying any cover layer onto the core structure. The method may further involve applying two cover layers on two opposite sides of the core structure to form a composite sandwich structure, after the local reinforcement zone has been formed in the core structure. A core structure preferably has a local reinforcement zone formed by two molded bodies, e.g. of cured synthetic resin or foam, arranged form-fittingly on the opposite sides of the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Airbus Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Gregor Christian Endres, Hans-Juergen Weber
  • Patent number: 7658810
    Abstract: A composite sandwich structure is produced by providing a core structure, applying cover layers on opposite sides of the core structure, and forming an edge seal. The core structure has a folded cell structure with fold valleys forming continuous open channels with open ends and/or open channel sides at edges of the core structure. The channels extend along and are bounded between the fold valleys and the cover layers. The edge seal is formed to have a limited spatial volume in an edge region at an edge of the core structure, to close and seal open ends and/or open channel sides of the channels of the core, without an uncontrolled penetration of the seal material from the edge region to a greater depth into the open channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Airbus Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Gregor Christian Endres, Hans-Juergen Weber
  • Publication number: 20090324895
    Abstract: The present invention provides a nonwoven fabric for filters which is excellent in dust collection efficiency and exhibits low pressure drop and excellent mechanical characteristics and rigidity, and a method of producing the nonwoven fabric. A nonwoven fabric for filters of the present invention is a nonwoven fabric for filters which is a long fiber nonwoven fabric, consisting of thermoplastic continuous filaments and formed by partially thermocompression bonding the thermoplastic continuous filaments, wherein the nonwoven fabric has a QF value (Pa?1) of 0.02 to 0.08 and stiffness of 2 to 80 mN.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2007
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Takano, Masashi Ito, Makoto Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20090233023
    Abstract: A novel packaging wrap is used in cushioning a product for shipment and is formed from the combination of a layer of pleated sheet material, the pleated material being creased at the apices of each pleat, and a planar layer of sheet material which is adhered to, and preferably, adhesively bonded, to a pleated sheet of kraft paper. The pleated sheet material has a weight in the range from about 30 to 50 pounds and the planar sheet material is preferably tissue paper having a weight of less than about 20 pounds. The pleated sheet material preferably, has a pleat angle in the range from above 45 degrees to below 85 degrees, and most preferably the pleats have an angle of about 50 to 65 degrees. Preferably, the pleats have a height in the range from about 3 sixteenths of an inch to about one half inch, in terms of distance between top planar sheet and bottom planar sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2009
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Inventor: David Goodrich
  • Patent number: 7549724
    Abstract: A printhead assembly includes a printhead. The printhead includes a carrier which carries an integrated circuit (IC) configured to eject ink. The carrier defines a plurality of ink passages each in fluid communication with the IC. An elongate support supports the printhead and defines a plurality of ink chambers each in fluid communication with a respective ink passage. The support includes a core which defines the ink chambers and a multi-layered metal shell in which the core is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Kia Silverbrook
  • Patent number: 7510758
    Abstract: A breathable, elastic, film laminate including layers of an inherently breathable, elastic polymer film alternately stacked with layers of a filled plastic polymer. The laminate may be made by grafting a thermoplastic polymer to an elastomer to form an inherently breathable elastic polymer, extruding, the elastic polymer through a die, extruding the filled plastic polymer through a die, stacking the extruded elastic polymer with the extruded plastic polymer while the polymers are in a melt-extrudable state to create a multilayer film laminate, and stretching the laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Oomman Painumoottil Thomas, Vasily Aramovich Topolkaraev, Stephen Clark Smith, Susan Elaine Shawver
  • Publication number: 20090081416
    Abstract: A novel packaging wrap is used in cushioning a product for shipment and is formed from the combination of a layer of pleated sheet material, the pleated material being creased at the apices of each pleat, and a planar layer of sheet material which is adhered to, and preferably, adhesively bonded, to a pleated sheet of kraft paper. The pleated sheet material has a weight in the range from about 30 to 50 pounds and the planar sheet material is preferably tissue paper having a weight of less than about 20 pounds. The pleated sheet material preferably, has a pleat angle in the range from above 45 degrees to below 85 degrees, and most preferably the pleats have an angle of about 50 to 65 degrees. Preferably, the pleats have a height in the range from about 3 sixteenths of an inch to about one half inch, in terms of distance between top planar sheet and bottom planar sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2004
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Inventor: David P. Goodrich
  • Publication number: 20090027776
    Abstract: A method for coating an optical component comprises providing the optical component. The optical component has a surface formed with parallel, periodically structured surface sections each having a first flank and a second flank. The first flank and the second flank of each surface section are furthermore inclined with respect to one another, and the first flank is formed such that it is smaller than the second flank. The method furthermore comprises at least partly applying a coating to at least the first flank of each surface section. The surface coating has a metal layer and a dielectric multilayer and the metal layer is applied before the dielectric multilayer. The second flank is not coated or is coated with a layer thickness that is formed such that it is smaller than a layer thickness of the surface coating of the first flank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Applicant: CARL ZEISS LASER OPTICS GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Schall, Bernhard Weigl, Eral Erzin, Jeffrey Erxmeyer
  • Patent number: 7318852
    Abstract: Disclosed are improved polymer materials. Also disclosed are fine fiber materials that can be made from the improved polymeric materials in the form of microfiber and nanofiber structures. The microfiber and nanofiber structures can be used in a variety of useful applications including the formation of filter materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2008
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Hoo Y. Chung, John R. B. Hall, Mark A. Gogins, Douglas G. Crofoot, Thomas M. Weik
  • Patent number: 7316723
    Abstract: Disclosed are improved polymer materials. Also disclosed are fine fiber materials that can be made from the improved polymeric materials in the form of microfiber and nanofiber structures. The microfiber and nanofiber structures can be used in a variety of useful applications including the formation of filter materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2008
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Hoo Y. Chung, John R. B. Hall, Mark A. Gogins, Douglas G. Crofoot, Thomas M. Weik
  • Patent number: 7288310
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a process for manufacturing resilient floor and wall tiles and the products obtained thereby. More particularly, the invention relates to resilient tiles which have been individually cut, routed and mechanically embossed on two adjacent edges to give the appearance that each individual tile has grout lines on two adjacent edges. When a series of these tiles are installed on a floor or wall, the seams between the individual tiles are less visible than when using resilient tiles of the prior art having grout lines on all edges of the tile. This is because the seams between the tiles of the present invention are not in the grout lines themselves but rather adjacent to the grout lines. This creates a more realistic appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Assignee: Domco Tarkett, Inc.
    Inventor: James N. Hardwick
  • Patent number: 7258910
    Abstract: A topsheet for an absorbent article which has an uneven profile formed on a surface thereof to be brought into contact with a wearer's skin, the uneven profile being flexibly deformable in conformity to the contour of the wearer's body and to the wearer's movement, and depressions of the uneven profile being capable of trapping high-viscosity excreta thereby separating the high-viscosity excreta from the wearer's skin while an absorbent article having the topsheet is worn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuo Toyoshima, Hiroko Sugiura, Takanobu Miyamoto, Wataru Saka, Shoichi Taneichi
  • Patent number: 7217309
    Abstract: A microporous paper filter (10) for particulates emitted together with the exhaust gases of internal combustion engines, made in the form of a folded up sheet to form a “Greek key” i.e. having several filtering layers (13) placed substantially parallel, connected by means of folds (14), the layers (13) being separated and maintained equidistant through the interposition of spacers (20) each comprising at least one corrugated paper sheet (21, 22) or pleated paper (23).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Inventor: Arturo Colamussi
  • Patent number: 7208026
    Abstract: To provide a heat resistant filter of which the reduction of tensile strength and folding endurance is small even when used as a filter material for a filter used at high temperatures, failure of the filter material is difficult even when used at high temperatures, and which is capable of achieving a long life. The heat resistant filter contains: a heat resistant organic fiber base material, and a resin composition which contains an alkaline substance and which adheres to the heat resistant organic fiber base material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignees: Dainippon Ink and Chemicals, Inc., Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomoaki Ohya, Makoto Nakahara
  • Patent number: 7169720
    Abstract: A three dimensional fabric suitable for use as a moisture management system for footwear and apparel which includes a first surface and a second surface which encase a center section. At least one surface is water repellent and may include pores of a predetermined size to allow moisture to pass therethrough. The fabric further contains a moisture absorbing agent which functions to capture and hold moisture which is later evaporated within a predetermined time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Inventors: Marc D. Etchells, Joseph P. Herlihy, Edward C. Homonoff