Plural Corrugated Components Patents (Class 428/184)
  • Patent number: 11828310
    Abstract: A mechanical assembly for securing a first sheet to a second sheet includes a first projection having a first sidewall and a first top wall. The first sidewall extends from the first top wall at a first acute angle. The first sidewall includes a first top end and a first bottom end. A first discontinuity is defined in the first sidewall between the first top end and the first bottom end. A first base wall extends from the first bottom end. The first base wall extends generally parallel to the first top wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: BRENTWOOD INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Frank M. Kulick, III, Brian Edwards, Luke Lingle
  • Patent number: 11807440
    Abstract: A compostable packaging wrap comprising: a strip that is primarily formed of starch and that is flexible such that the strip can be rolled is disclosed. In addition, a compostable or recyclable packaging wrap that includes: a first film that is primarily formed of one or more compostable or recyclable materials; a second film that is primarily formed of one or more compostable or recyclable materials; a plurality of pads, each pad being are surrounded by the first film and the second film and being primarily formed of one or more compostable or recyclable materials is disclosed. The compostable or recyclable packaging wrap is flexible such that the packaging wrap can be rolled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Vericool World LLC
    Inventor: Darrell Jobe
  • Patent number: 11801656
    Abstract: There is provided a laminated composite structure having improved impact damage resistance and improved strength. The laminated composite structure has a plurality of stacked layers of a composite material. The plurality of stacked layers have one or more interlaminar corrugations formed within the plurality of stacked layers. Each interlaminar corrugation has a substantially sinusoidal shaped profile, and has a depth and a length dependent on a size of the laminated composite structure formed. The laminated composite structure with the one or more interlaminar corrugations has improved strength and improved impact damage resistance at an exposed edge of the laminated composite structure, when the exposed edge is subjected to an impact force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Noah T. Matsumoto, Bernice E. Terrell, Michael A. Lee, John D. Morris
  • Patent number: 11794422
    Abstract: A beaded panel includes a base panel and a beaded panel doubler made of a first fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite. The beaded panel doubler is joined to the base panel to supplement a stiffness of the base panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Corey A. Rolfes, Charles L Norman, IV, Adriana Willempje Blom-Schieber
  • Patent number: 11788794
    Abstract: A heat exchanger having an outer packaging body having an inlet, an outlet, a pair of opposing walls, and a corrugated inner fin disposed between the opposing walls and provided alternately and continuously with a concave portion and a convex portion. The outer packaging body is formed of an outer packaging laminate material in which a resin heat-fusible layer is provided on an inner surface side of a metal heat transfer layer. The inner fin is formed of an inner core laminate material in which a heat-fusible layer is provided on both surface sides of a metal heat transfer layer. The inner fin has a rectangular wave shape in which a concave bottom wall and a convex top wall are arranged parallel to the opposing walls, and a rising wall connecting the concave bottom wall and the convex top wall is arranged perpendicular to the opposing walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: RESONAC PACKAGING CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koji Minamitani
  • Patent number: 11780186
    Abstract: Methods for fabricating inflatable devices made from air- or gas-holding fabrics. Specific embodiments relate to seam tapes, films, structural components or accessories welded to one or more fabric panels. Specifically disclosed is a fabrication system and method that reduces potential damage due to overheating seam areas. This disclosure has been found particularly useful with improved lightweight fabrics that would otherwise be susceptible to damage during welding processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: AIR CRUISERS COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas W. Swierkocki, Christian W. Thomson, Stanley J. Pawlowski, Jr, Sean M. Blazick
  • Patent number: 11745930
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, systems and methods for applying labeling or indicia upon expandable slit sheet cushioning material is provided, including, in some examples, a) providing one or more unslit region within the expandable slit sheet material, b) providing one or more label or the like that is adhered or connected to a region of the expandable slit sheet material, and/or c) providing an over-layer sheet around the expandable slit sheet material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Inventor: David Paul Goodrich
  • Patent number: 11617261
    Abstract: A resin composition includes: a resin as Component (A); and an inorganic filler as Component (B). The Component (B) includes anhydrous magnesium carbonate as Component (b1) and aluminum oxide as Component (b2). Content of the Component (b1) falls within a range from 35% by volume to 65% by volume relative to 100% by volume of the Components (b1) and (b2) combined. Content of the Component (B) falls within a range from 60% by volume to 75% by volume relative to 100% by volume of the resin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiro Yamauchi, Eiichiro Saito, Kouichi Aoki
  • Patent number: 11584103
    Abstract: A multi-layered product having an embossed interior layer is disclosed along with a method of making the product. The multi-layered product has a first layer with an interior surface, a second layer with an interior surface, and a third layer sandwiched between the first and second layers. The third layer has a first surface and a second surface, and has a thickness there between. The third layer is embossed into a waffle pattern having a plurality of protrusions and a plurality of recesses. Each of the plurality of protrusions and recesses is adjacently aligned and horizontally offset from one another. The plurality of protrusions form a horizontal plane, at the first surface, which is positioned above a horizontal plane formed by the plurality of recesses, at the first surface. The product also has an adhesive which secures the three layers together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: American Custom Converting, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Roderick John Michaud
  • Patent number: 11536354
    Abstract: Embodiments of an actuator assembly for a power tailgate system are disclosed. The actuator assembly includes an actuator having a housing, a guide with a first end extending from the housing and a second end opposite the first end, and a slide coupled to the guide so as to be movable with respect to the guide second end. The actuator assembly also includes a bellows having a first end attached to the guide first end, a second end opposite the first end and attached to an end of the slide, and a body extending between the first and second ends. At least one hole is formed in the bellows proximate the bellows second end and enables fluid communication between an interior of the bellows and an exterior of the bellows. The bellows may expel moisture collected therein during operation of the actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Aisin Technical Center of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Ozog, Ryan Heins, Takashi Nishio
  • Patent number: 11459760
    Abstract: A hook and loop system for attaching a roofing membrane into the top of a building insulation board including a roofing membrane with a fleece backing having a release sheet on the fleece backing. The release sheet is manually removed in the field to attach the fleece backing directly onto a layer of hooks that have been pre-attached onto the top of the insulation board. The release layer may be somewhat sticky, yet not adhere too tightly to the fleece layer such that its removal does not damage the fleece backing. The release layer may also be pre-rolled together with the fleece backed roofing membrane and shipped together as a unit into the field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: CARLISLE CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Gish, Michael Heishman
  • Patent number: 10981712
    Abstract: A protective product, such as, e.g., an envelope or pouch, is provided that includes at least one expanded slit paper sheet in an expanded state, and an embossed paper sheet facing the expanded slit paper sheet and fixed to the expanded slit paper sheet along at least a portion of a length in an expansion direction of the expanded slit sheet paper. In the preferred embodiments, the embossed paper sheet has a plurality of embossings that increase the rigidity of the embossed paper sheet, thereby inhibiting deformation of the embossed paper sheet that is fixed to the expanded slit sheet paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventor: David Paul Goodrich
  • Patent number: 10758428
    Abstract: A stretchable sheet 10 includes: a plurality of attached portions 3 spaced apart from each other in the direction of stretch Df, wherein the first surfaces 1f and 2f of a pair of sheets 1 and 2 are attached to each other by being welded without using an adhesive, at the attached portions 3, the attached portions 3 hold elastic members F, and the attached portions 3 extend in a direction Dp crossing the direction of stretch Df of the elastic members F; and a plurality of folds P that appear between the attached portions 3 while the elastic members F are shrunk, wherein a width W3 of the attached portions 3 in the direction of stretch Df is set to be 0.2 mm or more and less than 1.0 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: ZUIKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideyuki Nakamura, Miwa Koshijima
  • Patent number: 10112255
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a thin plate bonding method or a thin plate assembly, and more particularly, to a thin plate bonding method which includes coating with a coating material after increasing a surface roughness or increasing a surface roughness through coating with a coating material, and then, conducting diffusion bonding, such that excellent bonding strength is achieved even when the diffusion bonding is performed at low temperature and low pressure, thin plate deformation by thermal stress may be prevented, and high air tightness may be obtained since the coating material fills micro-pores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Energy Research
    Inventors: Jong-Soo Park, Kyung-Ran Hwang, Dong-Wook Lee, Ju-Seok Park, Chun-Boo Lee, Sung-Wook Lee, Duck-Kyu Oh, Jin-Woo Park, Min-Ho Jin
  • 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: 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: 20140335323
    Abstract: A laminate structural material including at least one substrate layer and at least one reinforcing layer. The reinforcing layer may include a binder and a starch-containing component. The reinforcing layer is made from a base material having discrete starch-containing pellets bound to each other by a carbohydrate polymer binder. The laminate structural material to be formed into components of furniture, shelters, enclosures, pet accessories, and/or other structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: John M. Lipscomb
  • Publication number: 20140302286
    Abstract: A composite stretch material which is composed of a first nonwoven fabric sheet part and a second nonwoven fabric sheet part and elastic members disposed therebetween. In each nonwoven fabric sheet part, concave parts and convex parts are formed in the thickness direction. The concave and convex parts formed alternately repeatedly in a first direction define convex-concave rows. The convex-concave rows are separated from each other by non-shaped regions which contain neither concave parts nor convex parts and which extend along the first direction. The non-shaped regions are joined to each other with the elastic member therebetween. The convex parts of the first nonwoven fabric sheet part enter respectively into the concave parts of the second nonwoven fabric sheet part, while the convex parts of the second nonwoven fabric sheet enter respectively into the concave parts of the first nonwoven fabric sheet part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Jun Okuda, Satoshi Mitsuno
  • Publication number: 20140242347
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a therapeutic device (graft) comprising a collagen membrane having an aligned uniaxial or biaxial structure such that mammalian cells plated on the membrane align mainly along the direction of the collagen fibrils. In a further aspect, a graft comprising a substantially tubular body, wherein the body has an exterior surface, an interior surface, and at least one lumen extending therethrough such that a fluid flow through the lumen can direct mammalian cell migration. In a further aspect, mammalian cells or growth and angiogenic factors can be optionally attached to the exterior and/or interior surface of the substantially tubular body. In various aspects, the graft can be used as a vascular prosthesis, a stent, or a nerve regeneration scaffold. Methods of preparing and implanting same are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventors: Michael V. Paukshto, John P. Cooke, Tatiana S. Zaitseva, Ngan F. Huang, Gerald G. Fuller, George R. Martin
  • Publication number: 20140087109
    Abstract: An adhesive composition that provides improved structural integrity and insulative properties when applied to a substrate is provided. The adhesive composition includes an emulsion-based polymer, a plurality of microspheres; and optionally, water and plasticizer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: HENKEL US IP LLC
    Inventors: Tianjian Huang, Robert Sandilla, Daniel Waski, Kristina Thompson, John Meccia
  • Patent number: 8652613
    Abstract: A corrugated paperboard for the packaging industry comprising of five liners (1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 1e) and four intermediate corrugating mediums (2a, 2b, 2c, 2d) with flute type combination of B-C-B-C; thereby providing robust, greater compression strength, yet capable of economically produce corrugated paperboard by utilizing the method of combining paperboard using corrugator to produce doublewall and sheet pasting machine to make the final combination of a quadruple-wall paperboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Master-Pack Sdn. Bhn.
    Inventors: Sim Poh Lai, Ting Kee Hoe, Khor Chai Seang, Melissa Tan Chea Ling
  • Publication number: 20130337230
    Abstract: A film for a composite article may include a non-weakened portion and a weakened portion. The weakened portion may have at least one property that may be lower than the property of the non-weakened portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Mark S. Wilenski, Michael P. Kozar
  • Patent number: 8597772
    Abstract: In one example, a method includes mixing a plurality of carbon fibers in a liquid carrier to form a mixture, depositing the carbon fiber mixture in a layer, forming a plurality of corrugations in the carbon fiber layer, and rigidifying the corrugated carbon fiber layer to form a corrugated carbon fiber preform. In another example, a method includes substantially aligning a first ridge on a first surface of a first corrugated carbon fiber preform and a first groove on a first surface of a second corrugated carbon fiber preform, bringing the first surface of the first corrugated carbon fiber preform into contact with the first surface of the second corrugated carbon fiber preform, and densifying the first corrugated carbon fiber preform and the second carbon fiber preform to bond the first corrugated carbon fiber preform and the second carbon fiber preform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Mark L. La Forest, Slawomir Fryska
  • Patent number: 8512850
    Abstract: A method of making a corrugating linerboard includes supplying a web of coated linerboard having a first side, a second side and a thickness defined by a distance between the first side and the second side, the first side being coated with a moisture-repellant material; and impregnating the coated linerboard with a hydrophobic material from the second side such that the hydrophobic material penetrates into the thickness of the coated linerboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Corrugated LLC
    Inventors: Charles R. Kersnick, Rodney T. Barron, Sandeep Kulkarni, Brian J. Reilly, Ernest Widner
  • Patent number: 8475910
    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: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Sabic Innovative Plastics IP B.V.
    Inventor: Chinniah Thiagarajan
  • 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: 20130071628
    Abstract: In one example, a method includes mixing a plurality of carbon fibers in a liquid carrier to form a mixture, depositing the carbon fiber mixture in a layer, forming a plurality of corrugations in the carbon fiber layer, and rigidifying the corrugated carbon fiber layer to form a corrugated carbon fiber preform. In another example, a method includes substantially aligning a first ridge on a first surface of a first corrugated carbon fiber preform and a first groove on a first surface of a second corrugated carbon fiber preform, bringing the first surface of the first corrugated carbon fiber preform into contact with the first surface of the second corrugated carbon fiber preform, and densifying the first corrugated carbon fiber preform and the second carbon fiber preform to bond the first corrugated carbon fiber preform and the second carbon fiber preform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Mark L. La Forest, Slawomir Fryska
  • Publication number: 20130004731
    Abstract: A structural color body is film-like and comprises a front surface layer disposed on a front surface side and a back surface layer disposed on a back surface side, the front surface layer and the back surface layer contain block copolymers and have micro-phase separated structures including lamellar micro domains, each of the micro domains has a wave-like shape having amplitudes in the thickness direction of the structural color body, a maximum value of distances predetermined in the micro domains of the front surface layer is larger than the wavelength in the visible light range, and distances predetermined in the micro domains of the back surface layer are equal to or less than the wavelength in the visible light range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Shigeo HARA, Takahiko YAMANAKA
  • Patent number: 8323778
    Abstract: An environmentally resilient building product of a vinyl laminated formed-sheet metallic substrate wherein the vinyl laminate is adhesively attached to the formed-sheet metallic substrate to provide a durable and attractive surface. Possible decorative and resilient surfaces include, but are not limited to solid colors, metallic finishes, and graphical images or patterns, all available in a variety of textures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventors: Alan C. Webb, Stuart E. Webb, Phillip D. Webb, Charles E. Webb
  • Publication number: 20120273082
    Abstract: Apparatus for providing a thermal insulation layer in a flexible pipe, including one or more encapsulated regions of aerogel material disposed in a layer of flexible pipe body is disclosed. In addition, flexible pipe body including such apparatus, and a method of manufacturing flexible pipe body is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: Terence Sheldrake, Jonathan David Leyland
  • Patent number: 8283023
    Abstract: A flexible edge seal for a vacuum insulating glazing unit. The flexible edge seal comprises an elongate first edge seal portion having a substantially constant first cross-section and including a bonding flange at one end, a weld surface at the other end and a first center portion therebetween. An elongate second edge seal portion has a substantially constant second cross-section and includes a bonding flange at one end, a weld surface at the other end and a second center portion therebetween. Each bonding flange includes a substantially flat portion adapted for hermetic bonding to a surface of a different one of a pair of glass panes. The weld surfaces are hermetically joined to one another forming a hermetic seal therebetween. At least one of the first center portion and the second center portion has a convolute cross-section and is asymmetrical to the other center portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Eversealed Windows, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Mott, Kenneth Bettger, Elliot Brown
  • Patent number: 8252407
    Abstract: An adhesive article and a method of making the adhesive article are described. The adhesive article includes a facestock film having a first surface, a second surface and end edges wherein the second surface has a plurality of recesses formed therein that provide a path for fluid egress to at least one end edge; and a continuous layer of adhesive adhered to the second surface of the facestock film. The adhesive layer can compress, collapse or flex into the recesses of the embossed surface in response to a force to create a path for fluid egress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventor: Michael E. Hannington
  • 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: 8192570
    Abstract: A composite structure and an associated exhaust washed structure are provided which may be formed of ceramic matrix composite (CMC) materials. A method of fabricating a composite structure which may include the CMC material is also provided. A composite structure may include a corrugated septum extending in a lengthwise direction. The composite structure may also include a flute within which the corrugated septum is disposed to form, for example, a partitioned flute assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Michael L. Hand, Buddhadev Chakrabarti, Leanne L. Lehman, Gopal P. Mathur
  • Patent number: 8043690
    Abstract: A composite structure and an associated exhaust washed structure are provided which may be formed of ceramic matrix composite (CMC) materials. A method of fabricating a composite structure which may include the CMC material is also provided. A composite structure may include a corrugated septum extending in a lengthwise direction. The composite structure may also include a flute within which the corrugated septum is disposed to form, for example, a partitioned flute assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Michael L. Hand, Buddhadev Chakrabarti, Leanne L. Lehman, Gopal P. Mathur
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7959134
    Abstract: A contact body for an evaporation humidifier or material exchanger, is formed of corrugated material layers. The novel contact body has material layers which are a thermoplastic plastic and are interconnected by welding and/or bonding and or a positive fit. The corrugation axes at two longitudinal edges of each material layer form a corrugation axis section that runs approximately in an orthogonal direction in relation to the respective longitudinal edge and the axes between the corrugation axis sections have oblique regions that run in at least two different directions with at least one change of direction in between, in such a way that in each material layer the corrugation axes change direction at least three times. The corrugation axes in a first oblique area lie at an angle ?1 to the neighboring longitudinal edge and in a second oblique area lie at an angle ?2 to the other longitudinal edge. The angles ?1 and ?2 are between 30° and 60°. The maximum height of the corrugated material layers is 12 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: GEA 2H Water Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Helgo Hagemann, Ralf Wolbeck
  • Patent number: 7901758
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a flexible laminate of films of thermoplastic polymer material mainly for applications in which relatively high yield strength and ultimate tensile strength is required, and a method and apparatus for its manufacture. The laminate comprises a monofilm formed or multifilm-formed ply (A) and another monofilm-formed or multifilm formed ply (B) both mainly consisting of orientable thermoplastic polymer material, in which A has a fluted configuration and B on a first side is adhesively bonded in bonding zones to the crests on a first side of A, in which B also has a fluted configuration, the flute direction of B forming an angle from generally about 30° up to and including 90° to the flute direction of A and the said bonding zones being on the crests of the first side of B to produce spot bonding with the crests on the first side of A, the wavelengths of the flutes in A and/or B are no longer than 5 mm, and the wavelengths of the flutes in both A and B are less than 10 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Inventor: Ole-Bendt Rasmussen
  • Publication number: 20110030834
    Abstract: The present invention provides a multi-layered corrugated cylindrical tubular structure formed from a strip (10) of material having one edge reduced in diameter by a step portion (16) and reduced in length by corrugations (18). The strip may be formed on a forming arrangement comprising confronting corrugating rollers (74, 76) having regions formed with corrugating undulations of differing height and an un-corrugated portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicant: ITI SCOTLAND LIMITED
    Inventor: John Peter Booth
  • Publication number: 20110020612
    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: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Applicant: SABIC INNOVATIVE PLASTICS IP B.V.
    Inventor: Chinniah Thiagarajan
  • Publication number: 20110014434
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing a liquid crystalline polyester prepreg, the method comprising steps of impregnating an inorganic fiber sheet with a solution composition containing an aromatic liquid crystalline polyester and a solvent to prepare a sheet substrate; winding the sheet substrate into a form of roll comprising two or more layers to prepare a rolled substrate; and heat-treating the rolled substrate; wherein in the step of winding, corrugated spacers placed on both sides in the traverse direction of the sheet substrate are wound together with the sheet substrate. The method is suitable for mass production of a liquid crystalline polyester prepreg and can suppress the occurrence of irregularities in quality even after heat treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Applicant: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Tomoko TANAKA, Changbo SHIM
  • Publication number: 20110008643
    Abstract: This invention discloses a method, using pure niobium as a transient liquid reactive braze material, for fabrication of cellular or honeycomb structures, wire space-frames or other sparse builtup structures or discrete articles using Nitinol (near-equiatomic titanium-nickel alloy) and related shape-memory and superelastic alloys. Nitinol shape memory alloys (SMAs), acquired in a form such as corrugated sheet, discrete tubes or wires, may be joined together using the newly discovered joining technique. Pure niobium when brought into contact with nitinol at elevated temperature, liquefies at temperatures below the melting point and flows readily into capillary spaces between the elements to be joined, thus forming a strong joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2010
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicants: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: John A. Shaw, David S. Grummon
  • Patent number: 7766494
    Abstract: A light-weight mirror blank assembly, having at least one sheet of corrugated material; and at least one face sheet in intimate contact with a surface of the sheet of corrugated material forming the light-weight mirror blank assembly. The light-weight mirror blank assembly has an areal density less than an equivalent blank assembly having a solid support structure for supporting a mirrored surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: ITT Manufacturing Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Desmitt, David Strafford
  • Patent number: 7749588
    Abstract: Protective covering for cabinets, appliances, and residential construction components of multi-layer sheeted materials capable of being die-cut into shapes and configurations suitable for protecting kitchen and bath countertops and appliances, home construction components, and desirable multi-layer configurations for various embodiments of the invention. Corrugated materials including paper and plastic are provided in sheets and may be combined with other layers of complementary materials, including plastic sheets, for extending downwardly to protect kitchen and bath cabinets and countertops from paint splashes and for covering air duct openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Sy Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Michael P. Blake, Raymond A. Blake
  • Publication number: 20100159209
    Abstract: A fill pack assembly and method for assembling a fill pack from individual sheets utilizes integrally bonded sheet pairs. Each sheet pair is a pair of two individual adjacent fill sheets which have been bonded together via any suitable bonding method. A plurality of the thus formed sheet pairs can then be attached together to form an entire fill pack or portion of a fill pack. Such fill packs are useful in heat exchange devices such as industrial cooling towers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eldon F. Mockry, Ohler L. Kinney, JR., Kenneth P. Mortensen, Glenn S. Brenneke
  • Publication number: 20100129614
    Abstract: A low-density structural panel is made from used paper material such as shredded or divided old corrugated containers (OCC). The pieces of used paper material are mixed with an adhesive and the mixture is formed into a layer. The layer is compressed with a compression device to reduce its thickness and increase its density. The layer is heated to hasten the hardening of the adhesive. The process can be a batch process or a continuous process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2008
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Applicant: SONOCO DEVELOPMENT, INC.
    Inventors: John Whitehead, Myles Cohen, Lawrence E. Renck, Terry Gerhardt
  • 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: 20090291267
    Abstract: A process of producing composite sheet is presented, and the process comprises the steps of: (a) providing a plurality of metallic sheets; (b) bonding the metallic sheets with one another; and(c) finishing the bonded composite sheet that has a plurality of metallic 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. Furthermore, a structure of the composite sheet is also presented in the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Inventor: Chih-Lin Hsu