Spot Bonds Connect Components Patents (Class 428/198)
  • Publication number: 20150118453
    Abstract: A method for connecting thermoplastic components, in which the opposing surfaces thereof are at least partially melted by introducing energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Johannes Götzelmann, Heiner Salzmann
  • Patent number: 8999493
    Abstract: A necessary and sufficient adhesive force of an adhesive agent layer is certainly kept while the dot diameter of the adhesive agent is made smaller and the thickness of the adhesive agent layer is made smaller. For the purpose, in an adhesive product, comprising an adhesive agent layer in which dots of a dot-form adhesive agent 12 are intermittently arranged, and a base material 11 which supports the adhesive agent layer, the dot diameter of the adhesive agent 12 is made into a very small value of less than 1.5 mm, and the thickness of the adhesive agent layer is set to less than 25 ?m while the area ratio that is the proportion of an area where the adhesive agent 12 occupies per unit area of the base material 11 is set to 0.7 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Kokuyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kasahara, Kazushige Kawashita, Hideomi Yamamoto, Junichi Ohashi
  • Patent number: 8999095
    Abstract: Apparatus for bonding at least two plies of fibrous web, includes: a first roller having an outer periphery, a plurality of embossing protuberances being provided on the outer periphery, such first roller being an embossing roller; and a second roller having an outer periphery and being elastic at least in a radial direction and together with the first roller forming a nip through which the at least two plies are be fed, such second roller being a counter roller or a marrying roller, wherein at least a part of the outer periphery of at least one of the first and the second roller is irregularly rough so that the at least two plies are bonded at discrete locations corresponding to at least some of the embossing protuberances. A multi-ply product including the bonded plies and a corresponding method are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Prodcuts GmbH
    Inventors: Jurgen Sauter, Harald Harlacher, Joachim Leonhardt, Thomas Heilemann
  • Publication number: 20150086759
    Abstract: A resin panel of which contact surfaces of a rear wall to be in contact with another member are made unlikely to deform while reducing the weight of the resin panel. The panel includes a rear wall having a plurality of contact surfaces to be in contact with another member, and a front wall opposing the rear wall with an interval therebetween, the resin panel including a plurality of ribs obtained by indenting parts of the rear wall toward the front wall and welding the parts to an inner surface of the front wall, wherein a wall thickness of the front wall is generally equal to or smaller than a wall thickness of the rear wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: KYORAKU CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takehiko Sumi, Kiyotaka Kawai
  • Publication number: 20150086760
    Abstract: A nonwoven web having an advantageous bond pattern impressed by a bonding pattern on a roller is disclosed. The bonding pattern is selected to have a bonding area percentage from 6 to 14 percent, which provides a desirable level of bonding of filaments and/or fibers for mechanical strength, while retaining desirable pliability and/or liquid handling characteristics. The bonding area is also relatively highly dispersed, which provides for a relatively greater number of bonded areas for the selected bonding area percentage. The greater number of bonded areas is believed to provide improved structural integrity while still retaining pliability and/or liquid handling characteristics, and also provide for enhanced visual detail and complexity. The relatively highly dispersed bonding area is believed to be particularly effective for nonwoven web materials having three or more layers, with outer layers of polymeric filaments, and even more particularly, one or two outer layers of fine filaments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Mario Castillo
  • Patent number: 8980411
    Abstract: A method of making a folded absorbent article includes the steps of: providing an absorbent structure; providing a liquid-impermeable back sheet having a body-facing surface and a substrate-facing surface; joining the absorbent structure in facing relation to the body-facing surface of the back sheet to define an absorbent article; applying adhesive to the substrate-facing surface of the back sheet to define a first adhesive zone and a second adhesive zone; treating portions of the substrate-facing surface of the back sheet to define a first treated zone and a second treated zone; folding the absorbent article to align the first adhesive zone in facing relation with the first treated zone; and folding the absorbent article to align the second adhesive zone in facing relation with the second treated zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Gay Lynn Wolf, Leila Joy Roberson, Patsy Ann Benedict, Brooke Ann Robaidek
  • Publication number: 20150050469
    Abstract: A multilayer wall covering includes: (a) a support layer formed by an organic polymer foam having an open porosity of between 0.50 and 0.995, or by a viscose fiber nonwoven having a mass per unit area of between 150 g/m2 and 500 g/m2, (b) a surface layer formed by a glass textile, having a static air flow resistance, measured according to the standard ISO 9053, of between 105 N·s·m-4 and 106 N·s·m-4, (c) at the interface between the support layer (a) and the surface layer (b), a discontinuous adhesive layer having a mass per unit area of between 17 and 60 g/m2. There is also provided a process including the use of such a covering for improving both the acoustic and the thermal comfort of a room, and two processes for manufacturing such a covering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Benjamin Blanchard, Katarzyna Chuda
  • Patent number: 8951924
    Abstract: A ballistic-resistant laminate assembly having a pair of films with an array of stacked pairs of first and second of unidirectionally-oriented bundles of high strength filaments therebetween, with the stacked filament bundles being arranged substantially interlinear with adjacent unidirectionally-oriented adhesions between the pair of films. The adhesions form continuous tubular sleeves between the pair of films with the stacked bundles of high strength filaments being substantially free floating yet contained therein. Optionally, the high strength filaments are coated or soaked in a liquid-to-solid phase change material or PCM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventors: Ronald G. Krueger, Ronald L. Krueger
  • Publication number: 20140325934
    Abstract: A scuffguard for a stair riser includes a first layer, a second layer, and a third layer. The first layer has a front side, a back side, and a thickness. The front side of the first layer has a front face being made from a scuff resistant material. The second layer is a pressure sensitive adhesive on the back side of the first layer. The pressure sensitive adhesive is for attaching the first layer to a stair riser. The third layer is removably attached to the pressure sensitive adhesive. Whereby, the third layer may be removed from the pressure sensitive adhesive to expose the pressure sensitive adhesive for installation of the first layer on the stair riser. The method of protecting a stair riser uses the scuffguard, where the third layer is removed from the pressure sensitive adhesive, and the first layer is attached to the stair riser via the pressure sensitive adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Naomi Eversley, Ronald Eversley
  • Publication number: 20140329060
    Abstract: A panel for use in building construction comprises a substrate board having two opposed faces. A lamina is secured to a first one of the faces of the substrate board by means of one or more regions of bonding between the lamina and the board. The one or more regions of bonding cover a total area that is less than 20% of the total interfacial area between the lamina and the board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Guillaume Vivier, Thomas Barraud, Valentina Dodson, Nicholas Jones, Jonathan Young
  • Patent number: 8877323
    Abstract: A semiconductor structure is provided. The semiconductor structure includes a first substrate, a second substrate opposite to the first substrate, a plurality of spacers disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate, and an adhesive material bonded with the first substrate and the second substrate within the two adjacent spacers. The invention also provides a method for fabricating the semiconductor structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Himax Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Tsung-Chieh Chang, Ching-Hung Ko, Mu-Jia Liu
  • Patent number: 8865294
    Abstract: Laminated multi-ply films where one film layer is substantially unpigmented and the other film layer is substantially pigmented can provide a metallic appearance when the substantially unpigmented film layer is cold stretched either prior to lamination or during the lamination step. This surprising result provides an inexpensive way to produce films with a metallic appearance. Trash bags having an inner bag and an outer bag laminated together may be formed according to this process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Kenneth E. Cisek, Theodore J. Fish, Tim LaRocque, Robert W. Fraser
  • Patent number: 8852717
    Abstract: In a method for containing a spilled liquid, a mat is provided onto a surface. The mat includes a liquid permeable upper layer disposed above a liquid impermeable lower layer, with a watertight adhesive securing the upper layer to the lower layer. The watertight adhesive defines one or more enclosed regions between the upper and lower layers. A vessel containing liquid can be placed on the mat, accessible by an animal or human, such that liquid spilled from the vessel falls onto the mat above the one or more enclosed regions. The spilled liquid permeates through the liquid permeable upper layer onto one or more enclosed regions, where the liquid impermeable lower layer prevents further vertical permeation of the liquid while the watertight adhesive that bounds the enclosed regions inhibits lateral permeation of the liquid. The spilled liquid is thereby contained in the enclosed regions onto which it was spilled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventor: Gail Elizabeth Davis
  • Publication number: 20140272330
    Abstract: A thermally conductive sheet may include an electrically insulative bottom film, an electrically insulative top film, and an intermediate layer positioned between the bottom film and the top film. The intermediate layer may include a mixture of granulated thermally conductive material and granulated electrically insulating polymer. The granulated electrically insulating polymer is adapted to form a polyimide bridge between the bottom film and the top film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
  • Patent number: 8835772
    Abstract: In order to lower the substantial heating temperature of a thermosetting adhesive and to realize favorable connection reliability during connecting an electrical element to a circuit board by anisotropic conductive connection with using solder particles, a product in which solder particles having a melting temperature Ts are dispersed in an insulating acrylic-based thermosetting resin having a minimum melt viscosity temperature Tv is used as an anisotropic conductive adhesive in producing a connection structure by connecting the circuit board and the electrical element to each other by anisotropic conductive connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Dexerials Corporation
    Inventor: Satoshi Igarashi
  • Publication number: 20140212636
    Abstract: Composite structures having a reinforced material interjoined with a substrate, wherein the reinforced material comprises a compound selected from the group consisting of titanium monoboride, titanium diboride, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services Y-12, LLC
    Inventors: Roland D. Seals, Edward B. Ripley, Russell L. Hallman
  • Publication number: 20140193615
    Abstract: The invention specifies an apparatus for applying a film (7) to a substrate (2) by lamination. This apparatus has a heating device (12, 19), which makes it possible for different regions of the film (7) and/or the substrate (2) to be exposed specifically to different temperatures. It is thus also possible to process substrates or films which contain temperature-sensitive elements, e.g. security elements based on bacteriorhodopsin. For this purpose, the heating device comprises a plurality of heating elements (19) which can be activated separately, and therefore different regions of a heating surface (12) can be subjected specifically to different levels of heating power. In order to compensate for irregularities on the surface of the substrate or of the film, the apparatus may have a flexible mating surface (21) which is arranged opposite the healing surface and can be subjected to pressure pneumatically by way of a pressure chamber (22).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventors: Ulrich Ritter, Samuel Schindler
  • Patent number: 8765246
    Abstract: The invention relates to a stack or a collection (10) of essentially flat primary products (11-14), in particular printed products, which stack or collection (10) comprises three or more primary products (11-14) which are arranged one immediately above the other in the stack or immediately side by side in the collection and are detachably joined together, and at least one of which is a printed product which has a folded edge. Simple post-processing is achieved by adhesive areas (16) in contact respectively with both adjacent primary products being provided in order to form a detachable connection between adjacent primary products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Ferag AG
    Inventor: Jürg Möckli
  • Patent number: 8758882
    Abstract: Composite layer comprising a plurality of longitudinal first zones comprised of a first polymeric material alternating with a plurality of longitudinal second zones comprised of a second polymeric material such that one first zone is disposed between two adjacent second zones. The zones are generally parallel to one another, and at least one of each first zone or each second zone has a maximum width dimension of not greater than 2 mm. Adjacent first and second zones have an average pitch, wherein for the composite layer there is an average of said average pitches, and wherein the average pitch for any adjacent first and second zones is within 20 percent of the average pitch for adjacent first and second zones of said average of said average pitches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Ronald W. Ausen, William J. Kopecky, Stephanie B. Castiglione, Ying-Yuh Lu
  • Patent number: 8753737
    Abstract: Embossed multi-ply fibrous structures and methods for making such embossed multi-ply fibrous structures are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kevin Benson McNeil, Patrick John Buschur, Andre Mellin, Thomas Timothy Byrne, Mark Stephen Conroy
  • Publication number: 20140141210
    Abstract: A chemical barrier fabric and a method of manufacturing the fabric is provided. The chemical barrier fabric includes at least first and second chemical barrier layers which have an interfacial region therebetween and which are intermittently point bonded providing a point-bonded area which is in the minority and an un-bonded area which is in the majority in the interfacial region. The chemical barrier layers typically comprise single layer polymer films and/or co-extruded layers. A non-woven layer may also be point-bonded to either the first or the second chemical barrier layer to give support to the fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
  • Publication number: 20140127460
    Abstract: A product that includes a soft nonwoven web is disclosed. The nonwoven web includes a first fibrous layer made of a first composition and a second fibrous layer made of a second composition. The second composition is different from the first composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Han Xu, John Ferrer, Antonius Lambertus Debeer, Zdenek Mecl, Frantisek Klaska, Jiri Kummer, Pavlina Kasparkova, Jaroslav Kohut
  • Publication number: 20140127448
    Abstract: A two-part adhesive includes an A side, a B side, at least one of a polyurethane prepolymer and a diisocyanate, at least one polyol, at least one catalyst, and at least one chain extender. The two-part adhesive may include an adhesion promoter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: ADCO Products, Inc.
    Inventors: John William Miller, Paul Snowwhite
  • Patent number: 8709581
    Abstract: In an outer covering sheet of an absorbent product, first, second and third adhesive layer elements each extending in a left-right direction are formed on a second covering sheet by spiral spray application. Each of these adhesive layer elements has wide width parts and narrow width parts which are continuous with the wide width parts, respectively. Therefore, hot melt adhesive can be stably discharged across the entire length of the adhesive layer element, unlike in the case where only wide width parts are formed intermittently. As a result, it is possible to obtain the outer covering sheet which is a sheet member having the adhesive layer elements with desired shapes where unevenness is decreased. In the absorbent product which is manufactured with use of the sheet member, the comfort level of the wearer can be prevented from decreasing due to unevenness of thickness of the adhesive layer elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Livedo Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Takahashi, Kazuya Maruhata
  • Patent number: 8691368
    Abstract: A thermally conductive sheet comprises a thermally conductive polymer layer, an adhesive layer provided on an outer surface of the thermally conductive polymer layer, and a thermal diffusion layer, which is a functional layer provided on the adhesive layer. The thermally conductive polymer layer is formed of a thermally conductive polymer composition containing a polymer matrix and a thermally conductive filler. The coefficient of static friction of the thermally conductive polymer layer is 1.0 or lower. The adhesive layer has an outer shape smaller than that of the thermally conductive polymer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Polymatech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuru Ohta, Motoki Ozawa, Yoshiaki Okabayashi
  • Publication number: 20140093703
    Abstract: An incrementally activated laminate that includes an incrementally activated fibrous web and a film having alternating first and second regions and a laminate of the film and an extensible fibrous web. The first region of the film includes a first polymeric composition, and the second regions include an elastic polymeric composition that is more elastic than the first polymeric composition. In the incrementally activated laminate, the distance between midpoints of two first regions separated by one second region is smaller than the activation pitch, and the first regions are not plastically deformed. In the extensible laminate, a tensile elongation at maximum load of the film is up to 250 percent of the tensile elongation at maximum load of the extensible fibrous web. Methods of making the laminates are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas P. Hanschen, William H. Sikorski, JR., Ronald W. Ausen, Paul S. Wallis, Vathsala Rajagopal, William J. Kopecky
  • Patent number: 8679285
    Abstract: A breathable fabric laminate is formed from fabrics of differing properties, by selecting respective faces of each of two fibrous fabrics to be adhesively joined across the selected faces, raising surface fibers of at least one of the selected faces by brushing or napping the surface fibers, applying a pattern of adhesive to at least one of the selected faces, the pattern including areas of adhesive and adhesive-free areas, and then joining the selected faces to form a fabric laminate. Napping or brushing the back sides of the fabrics prior to lamination creates a spacing layer that can increase air permeability and overall laminate thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Velero Industries B.V.
    Inventor: Paul R Erickson
  • Patent number: 8678806
    Abstract: Apparatus for bonding at least two plies of a fibrous web, includes: a first roller having an outer periphery, at least one embossing protuberance provided on the outer periphery; and a second roller having an outer periphery and being elastic at least in a radial direction, the second roller including at least an inner layer and an outer layer that is harder than the inner layer, the second roller together with the first roller forming a nip through which the two plies are to be fed, wherein an embossing element is located on top of at least one of the embossing protuberance(s), an embossing area of each embossing element being smaller than an embossing area of the corresponding embossing protuberance(s) so that the two plies are bonded at discrete locations corresponding to the first and second embossing elements. Multi-ply product including the bonded plies and corresponding method are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products GmbH
    Inventors: Jurgen Sauter, Harald Harlacher, Joachim Leonhardt, Thomas Heilemann
  • Publication number: 20140050894
    Abstract: There is disclosed a laminated, nonwoven fabric and a process for producing such a laminated, nonwoven fabric having desirable fluid holding and fluid release characteristics. The process provides that two sheets of meltblown fiber fabric are produced on forming wire assemblies, cooled at a cooling area, and are then laminated on opposite sides of a sheet of spunbonded fibers using to form the laminated, nonwoven fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventors: Joseph D. Wahlquist, Michael E. Huss
  • Publication number: 20140050902
    Abstract: A laminated structure comprises a first external layer and a second external layer; an internal layer disposed between the first and the second external layers; a first adhesive layer disposed between the first external layer and the internal layer, wherein the first adhesive layer is patterned to cover only a first portion of the internal layer; and a second adhesive layer disposed between the second external layer and the internal layer, wherein the second adhesive layer is patterned to cover only a second portion of the internal layer on a side opposite the first adhesive layer, and wherein the first portion is different than the second portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: Georgia-Pacific Gypsum LLC
    Inventors: Douglas C. Eckman, Vincent B. Thomas, Keshav S. Gautam
  • Publication number: 20140044935
    Abstract: A two-part adhesive includes an A side, a B side, at least one of a polyurethane prepolymer and a diisocyanate, a polyol, a catalyst, and an adhesion promoter. The polyurethane prepolymer or diisocyanate is present in the A side from about 50% to 100% by weight of the A side composition. The polyol is present in the B side from about 52% to about 98% by weight of the B side composition. The catalyst is present in the B side from about 0.5% to about 5% by weight of the B side composition. The adhesion promoter is present in at least one of the A side composition and the B side composition from about 10% to about 50% by weight of the two-part adhesive. A ratio of isocyanate groups in the A side to hydroxyl groups in the B side is greater than 1.5:1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: ADCO Products, Inc.
    Inventor: John William Miller
  • Publication number: 20140037914
    Abstract: A X-Y plane is a plane parallel to abutting surfaces on which a joining portion is formed, and a Z direction is a direction perpendicular to the X-Y plane. A sealing member is held between the outer circumference side of a guide provided on a lid body and the inner circumference side of a rib provided on a case, and is pressed in a direction parallel to the X-Y plane. Laser light is scanned on the inner circumference side with respect to a ring-shaped pressurization jig with a stopper pressurized by the pressurization jig, so the pressurization jig does not break the path of the laser light. This expands the range of options in the material for the pressurization jig, which enables an easy-maintenance jig to be used, improving productivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventor: Seizo FUJIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20140037915
    Abstract: A membrane for use as a packaging or in microbial fuel cells having a first layer of a polymer having a high oxygen permeability and a second supporting layer made of a woven or a non-woven material, wherein both layers are dot laminated and/or pattern laminated together by using an adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: E I Du Pont De Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Serge Rebouillat, Benyoussef Bisbis, Robert D Fallon, Steven Raymond Lustig
  • Patent number: 8637139
    Abstract: A shrinkable-stretchable polymeric laminated structure is made up of a shrink-stretch film on the outside and a nonwoven on the inside, with or without an adhesive. Preferably the film, nonwoven and adhesive are made from the same polymer family, including copolymers, which renders the laminate 100% recyclable. The film, nonwoven, and adhesive are modified to provide different responses to heat in addition to controlled water vapor permeability. The structure allows for water vapor permeability in one direction (inside-to-outside) and not in the opposite direction to allow wrapped article to dry or to keep wrapped articles dry and prevent corrosion related damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Transhield Technology AS
    Inventors: Gregory L. Todt, Seckin Ozol
  • Publication number: 20130342101
    Abstract: A luminescent product 100, a lamp and a light source are provided for converting light of a first color into light of a second color. The luminescent product 100 comprises a matrix polymer 108 and another material 106. The matrix polymer 108 comprises a luminescent material which converts light of a first color into light of a second color. The another material 106 is light transmitting. The luminescent product 100 is at least partially light transmitting and the matrix polymer has a three dimensional structure which has multiple surfaces being an interface between the matrix polymer and the another material to allow, in use, a light beam 104, which impinges on a side 102 of the luminescent product 100, to pass at least four times an interface between the matrix polymer 108 and the another material 106 before at least a part of the light beam 104 leaves the luminescent product 100 at another side 110 of the luminescent product 100.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Rifat Ata Mustafa Hikmet, Godefridus Johannes Verhoeckx, Ties Van Bommel, René Theodorus Wegh
  • Publication number: 20130309520
    Abstract: A method of bonding a first panel made of a first material to a second panel made of a second material is provided. The method includes creating a second panel hole in the second panel at a weld location. An insert composed of the first material is inserted into the second panel hole in the second panel. At least a portion of the insert is fittable in the second panel hole and sized to correspond to the second panel hole. The first panel and the insert are welded together at the weld location, thereby bonding the first and second panels. In one embodiment, the first and second panels are placed between the first and second electrodes of a welding gun. A force is applied to clamp the insert and the first panel between the first and second electrodes and a welding current is delivered. A bonded structure is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
  • Publication number: 20130273339
    Abstract: A method for fine positioning a component through the use of fusible elements having two or more melting points so as to establish intermediate displacements between totally melted fusible elements and unmelted fusible elements. Because of the use of non-eutectic fusible materials, fine adjustments in the displacement may be achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Peter A. Gruber, Philip Hobbs
  • Publication number: 20130260100
    Abstract: Laminated articles that include a first textile and a functional film layer bonded together by an adhesive layer having a non-uniform adhesive pattern is provided. The non-uniform adhesive pattern creates regions free or substantially free of adhesive that permits the laminate to preferentially bend in those regions. The adhesive regions, together with the non-adhesive regions, create a visible pattern on the surface of the laminate. A second textile may optionally be bonded to the functional film layer opposing the first textile by an adhesive. The first textile or the film layer may be elastic, shrinkable, or expandable. In such embodiments, raised portions of the laminate corresponding to the non-adhesive regions and curled portions corresponding to the adhesive regions are visible. The laminated article is waterproof, liquid-proof, breathable, and aesthetically pleasing and demonstrates a reduction in stiffness, improved insulation properties, and a reduction of noise associated with bending the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: William D. Kelsey, Brian J. McAdams
  • Publication number: 20130253463
    Abstract: A stretch laminate includes a first layer including an elastomer film, the first layer having a surface, and a second layer including a nonwoven material, the second layer having a surface that is attached to the surface of the first layer. The tensile behavior in the transverse direction of the stretch laminate is within about 2.5 N/cm of the tensile behavior in the transverse direction of the film at an engineering strain of about 1.5, and exists independent of mechanical activation. A method of making the stretch laminate and an absorbent article having at least one region defined by the stretch laminate are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Todd Leon MANSFIELD
  • Patent number: 8535776
    Abstract: A flexible, breathable, stretchable fabric laminate is formed from two knit pile fabrics, one having exposed hook-engageable fiber loops and the other providing a skin contact surface. The grounds of both knits include elastomeric yarns, and the fabrics are bonded together at their technical faces, with adhesive in contact with both pile yarns and elastomeric ground yarns of each knit fabric but covering only portions of the laminate to leave other portions air-permeable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Velcro Industries B.V.
    Inventor: Paul R. Erickson
  • Patent number: 8524355
    Abstract: A disposable absorbent article includes an absorbent mat provided between a liquid-permeable top sheet and a liquid-impermeable back sheet. Herein, the absorbent mat includes a sheet-like water-absorbent layer that contains a water-absorbent resin powder but that does not contain pulp fibers, and a fiber assembly layer that contains both the water-absorbent resin powder and the pulp fibers, the sheet-like water-absorbent layer and the fiber assembly layer arranged sequentially in this order from a top sheet side. The fiber assembly layer includes a fiber presence region in which both the pulp fibers and the water-absorbent resin powder are present, and a fiber absence region in which both the pulp fibers and the water-absorbent resin powder are absent, the fiber presence region and the fiber absence region formed to be adjacent with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Livedo Corporation
    Inventor: Kenji Nakaoka
  • Publication number: 20130224448
    Abstract: The resin panel of the present invention includes a first structure 15A and a second structure 15B stacked on each other. The structures include reference surfaces that serve as the front surface and the back surface of the resin panel respectively. Each of the structures includes a plurality of protrusions 150a, 150b protruding inwardly from the reference surface. The protrusions 150a of the structure 15A face the protrusions 150b of the other structure 15B each other. Jutting portions Rb of linear shape are formed between adjacent protrusions of each of the structures. The structures 15A, 15B are joined such that apical portions of the protrusions of each structure abut one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: KYORAKU CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kyoraku Co., Ltd.
  • Patent number: 8507075
    Abstract: A methodology for adhesively attaching a barrier sheet to a motor vehicle inside door panel. A plurality of adhesive beds are disposed on the attachment face of a barrier sheet, whereby pressure applied to the barrier sheet causes the adhesive beads to wet-out with respect to the door inside panel and mergingly wet-out with respect to each other so as to thereby form an adhesive band. Visual inspection of the continuity of the merged wet-out through the barrier sheet provides installer feedback regarding installation integrity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Larry A. Filipczak, Brian R. Rusch
  • Patent number: 8501304
    Abstract: Methods of directing the self assembly of block copolymers on chemically patterned surfaces to pattern discrete or isolated features needed for applications including patterning integrated circuit layouts are described. According to various embodiments, these features include lines, t-junctions, bends, spots and jogs. In certain embodiments a uniform field surrounds the discrete feature or features. In certain embodiments, a layer contains two or more distinct regions, the regions differing in one or more of type of feature, size, and/or pitch. An example is an isolated spot at one area of the substrate, and a t-junction at another area of the substrate. These features or regions of features may be separated by unpatterned or uniform fields, or may be adjacent to one another. Applications include masks for nanoscale pattern transfer as well as the fabrication of integrated circuit device structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: Mark P. Stoykovich, Huiman Kang, Konstantinos C. Daoulas, Juan J. De Pablo, Marcus Muller, Paul Franklin Nealey
  • Patent number: 8491986
    Abstract: A panel module is provided, including a first substrate, a second substrate, a first optical glue, and a second optical glue. The first and second optical glues are disposed between the first and second substrates, wherein the first optical glue protrudes from the first substrate, and the second optical glue adheres the first substrate to the second substrate. Specifically, the viscosity of the second optical glue is smaller than the first optical glue before solidification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Pao-Yun Tang, Wei-Hao Sun
  • Patent number: 8486522
    Abstract: Multi-layer composite materials comprising a foam layer, corresponding method of production and use thereof. Multilayered composite materials comprising as components: (A) a foam layer where the foam is selected from polystyrene foams, polyurethane foams, polyester foams, butadiene-styrene block copolymer foams, natural sponges and amino resin foams, (B) optionally at least one bonding layer and (C) a polyurethane layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Carl Jokisch, Juergen Weiser
  • Publication number: 20130171431
    Abstract: In an illustrative implementation of this invention, a 3D object comprises substrate layers infiltrated by a hardened material. The 3D object is fabricated by a method comprising the following steps: Position powder on all or part of a substrate layer. Repeat this step for the remaining substrate layers. Transform the powder into a substance that flows and subsequently hardens into the hardened material. The hardened material solidifies in a spatial pattern that infiltrates positive regions in the substrate layers and does not infiltrate negative regions in the substrate layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventors: Robert Swartz, Buckley Crist, Joseph Fallon
  • Publication number: 20130136979
    Abstract: A component of an implantable medical device may include a first member, a second member, and a composite seam weld formed between the first member and the second member. In some examples, the composite seam weld includes a continuous wave (CW)-welded portion formed using CW welding and a pulse-welded portion formed using pulsed welding. A first end of the pulse-welded portion may partially overlap a first end of the CW-welded portion and may be offset from the first end of the CW-welded portion in a direction substantially perpendicular to a longitudinal orientation of the first end of the CW-welded portion. Techniques for forming composite seam welds are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Pankaj Mohan, David J. Buendorf, Jeffrey J. Louwagie
  • Patent number: 8450557
    Abstract: The top sheet for an absorbent article has a plurality of fused compressed sections, wherein the fused compressed sections are located on the lowermost side in the thickness direction of the top sheet, and the back side of the top sheet has recesses or low density regions having the lowest density within the top sheet, surrounding the fused compressed sections. The top sheet for an absorbent article having a plurality of fused compressed sections can be produced by a process wherein a top sheet is situated between a member with multiple protrusions and a member with multiple recesses that engage with the multiple protrusions, and the protrusions are pressed into the recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuya Nishitani, Minako Sagisaka, Kenji Oba, Keijiro Yokoe
  • Patent number: RE44842
    Abstract: A loop material for a hook and loop type fastener is a composite nonwoven. The composite nonwoven consists of a loop layer, a backing layer, and a plurality of bond regions. The loop layer may be a carded nonwoven of thermoplastic crimped staple fiber. The staple fiber may be between 1.5 to 6.0 dTEX. The loop layer may have a basis weight of between 10 and 35 g/m2. The backing layer may be a spunbond or spunmelt nonwoven having a basis weight of 5 to 30 g/m2. The loop layer may be superimposed face-to-face with the backing layer. The plurality of bond regions joins the loop layer to the backing layer and rendering said bond regions substantially air impermeable. The bond regions comprise between 35 to 55% of a surface area of the loop material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignees: Aplix, Inc., Dounor SAS
    Inventors: Donald H. Lester, Jr., Stephanie Hoyas