With Frame, Casing, Or Perimeter Structure Patents (Class 428/45)
  • Patent number: 10513835
    Abstract: A layered material configured for assembly of a base mat containment system is provided. The layered material includes: a first layer affixed to a barrier layer, a second layer affixed to the barrier layer, the second layer including a plurality of peaks and valleys. The base mat includes a high-strength material. A method of fabrication and a base mat containment system are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel A. Weinstein, Reuben Weinstein
  • Patent number: 10024056
    Abstract: Kits and methods for installing, repairing and/or replacing a decorative covering on a non-decorative substrate. The kit may include an engagement layer, a decorative covering and/or a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: TAC-FAST GEORGIA L.L.C.
    Inventors: John Anthony Pacione, Joseph Rocco Pacione
  • Patent number: 9977533
    Abstract: Provided is a touch panel having superior impact resistance and good design on an operation face side without a decorative layer. The touch panel is manufactured by providing a cover member on an operation face of the substrate and at an inner side of a lead-out line wiring region so as to avoid lead-out lines of the first electrodes and the second electrodes, and forming a housing portion by insert injection molding using resin material to the step portion created by disposing the cover member, so as to make a front face of the housing portion flush with a front face of the cover member, and so as to sandwich an outer edge of the substrate from upper and lower sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: FUTABA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Naito, Kiyoyuki Deguchi, Takashi Inoue, Tomohiro Ishii, Tsubasa Mitsuhashi
  • Patent number: 9971446
    Abstract: Provided is a touch panel having superior impact resistance and good design on an operation face side without a decorative layer. The touch panel is manufactured by forming a cut out portion at an outer edge of a substrate on an operation face side of the substrate so as to cover a lead-out line wiring region of lead-out lines of first electrodes and second electrodes, and forming a housing portion by insert injection molding using resin material so as to sandwich the outer edge of the substrate from upper and lower sides with an operation region of a sensor unit being a front face side, and such that the cut out portion is covered and a front face of the housing portion is arranged flush with the operation face of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: FUTABA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Naito, Kiyoyuki Deguchi, Takashi Inoue, Tsubasa Mitsuhashi
  • Patent number: 9885187
    Abstract: A panel 10 is formed with first and second joint systems 20 and 22 to enable engagement of a plurality of panels 10 along their sides 16 and 18. The first joint system 20 has a laterally extending tongue 24a along one longitudinal side 16a and a groove 24b along an opposite longitudinal side 16b. The second joint system 22 is a vertical joint system having mutually engageable male and female parts Jm and Jf respectively. The male part Jm is formed on one transverse the side 18a, while the female part Jf is formed on an opposite transverse side 18b.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Inotec Global Limited
    Inventor: Richard William Kell
  • Patent number: 9156003
    Abstract: A method of making a membrane element adapted for use in water treatment and osmotic pressures, the method comprises providing a plurality of spacer structures having given dimension, placing one or more spacer structures on a hollow fiber (“HF”) assembly platform, extending rows of HFs with spaces having given width therebetween over the one or more spacer structures aligned with the longitudinal axis of the HF assembly platform, forming a membrane element comprising a stack of alternating rows of HFs and intervening spacer structures wherein each HF comprises a hydrophilic semipermeable membrane being adapted to achieve salt rejection of 98.5% or more and exhibiting a surface tension of 35 dynes/cm or more and the given dimensions, a first width and a second width are effective to maintain a Reynolds Number of 3000 or more and the stack maintaining a mechanical integrity at feed pumping pressure of 30 bars or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Inventor: Maher Isaac Kelada
  • Publication number: 20150132525
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for manufacturing a small-sized physically-strengthened glass sheet having excellent design properties, a structure using the small-sized physically-strengthened glass sheet, and a method for manufacturing the structure. In the cutting step in the method for manufacturing a physically-strengthened glass sheet of the present invention, the intermediate layer 17 is locally heated at a temperature not higher than the annealing point thereof with a laser beam 20 to thereby locally generate a tensile stress smaller than the internal residual tensile stress CT or a compressive stress in the intermediate layer 17 to control the propagation speed of the crack 30 due to the internal residual tensile stress.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Yasumasa KATO, Takahiro Nagata, Isao Saito, Akio Koike, Kenji Kitaoka, June Sasai
  • Patent number: 8900683
    Abstract: A rapid access fire protection panel system for applications requiring fire protection against severe fire situations. The system is a panel system that can be rapidly installed and rapidly removed for periodic maintenance or inspection. The panel system includes a special expandable insulation. A first preferred embodiment of the present invention includes: insulated sub-frame channels, corner support brackets, intermediate clips, insulated panels including a rigidized metal outer layer, cover strips, cover plates, insulated light panels and cable gland recess penetrations. A preferred embodiment of the present invention is specifically designed to meet the N-30 requirements of the United States Navy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Inventor: Peter Debnam
  • Patent number: 8883016
    Abstract: Disclosed is a carrier for manufacturing a printed circuit board, which includes a first carrier including a first binder having a first opening and a first metal layer formed in the first opening of the first binder, and a second carrier, stacked with the first carrier and including a second binder having a second opening and a second metal layer which is formed in the second opening of the second binder and which partially overlaps with the first metal layer, so that the carrier is simply configured and the binders are formed not only on the lateral surfaces of the metal layers but also on the upper surfaces thereof, thus improving the reliability of bonding of the carrier at the periphery. A method of manufacturing the carrier and a method of manufacturing a printed circuit board using the carrier are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventors: Jae Joon Lee, Jin Yong Ahn, Suk Hyeon Cho, Ki Hwan Kim, Seok Kyu Lee
  • Patent number: 8696958
    Abstract: A manufacturing process is disclosed that allows molded planar products such as solid interior and entry doors to be produced by molding lignocellulosic and cellulosic composite materials. The doors can be manufactured by compressing and heating a layered mixture of fine wood particles blended with thermo-set molding resins and coarse wood particles blended with thermo-set binding resins between two open molds. The molded door is then removed from between the molds and trimmed to the finished size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Flowery Branch
    Inventor: David W. Moeller
  • Patent number: 8623487
    Abstract: A portable synthetic grass turf assembly—that is capable of being assembled, transported, disassembled, and stored—includes a plurality of synthetic grass module units that can be laid side by side atop a base surface to provide a continuous synthetic grass surface for various activities. Each module unit includes a synthetic grass turf with an infill layer of particulate materials disposed among the synthetic grass ribbons and atop a base sheet. A barrier of synthetic ribbons extends about the perimeter of the module unit to retain the particulate material within the module unit during its transportation and storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Tarkett Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Murphy, Alain Bissonette, Yves Lalande
  • Patent number: 8535441
    Abstract: A lid for a crystal growth chamber crucible is constructed by forming arcuate sector-shaped portions and coupling them in abutting relationship, for example by welding, to form an annular profile fabricated lid. The arcuate sector-shaped portions may be formed and removed from a lid fabrication blank with less waste than when unitary annular lids are formed and removed from a similarly sized fabrication blank. For example, the sector-shaped portions may be arrayed in an undulating pattern on the fabrication sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark S. Andreaco, Troy Marlar, Brant Quinton
  • Patent number: 8449019
    Abstract: There are provided a vehicle interior finishing laminate sheet in which a polypropylene resin foam board of high foaming extent having interconnected cells is used as a core member, a vehicle interior trim material, a method for manufacturing the vehicle interior finishing laminate sheet, and an apparatus therefor. The present invention relates to a vehicle interior finishing laminate sheet 1 provided with a core member consisting of a polypropylene resin foam board 2. The polypropylene resin foam board 2 is extrusion molded into a plate shape, and has an interconnected cell ratio of 50% or higher and a foaming extent of 10- to 50-fold. A plurality of polypropylene resin foam boards 2, 2 are joined to each other by the hot plate welding method or the laser transmission welding method, whereby a large-size core member of vehicle interior finishing laminate sheet 1, which is used for a roof lining or the like, can be formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: TS Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Kodama, Hiroshi Yoshida, Takahiro Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20130115404
    Abstract: A lightweight structure at least sectionally composed of a plurality of connected mosaic elements and/or skin mosaic elements. The lightweight structure allows an essentially load-appropriate arrangement of the mosaic elements and/or the skin mosaic elements including the optional skin. The lightweight structure requires a significantly reduced number of connecting elements, such that the assembly effort can be reduced and an additional weight reduction can be achieved. Also, two variations of a method for manufacturing a lightweight structure are provided. Large-format lightweight structures such as, for example, an aircraft fuselage cell or partial shells thereof can also be manufactured in a reliable and dimensionally accurate fashion because only mosaic elements and skin mosaic elements, with relatively small dimensions, need to be handled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventor: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
  • Patent number: 8406832
    Abstract: A housing for an electronic device comprises a substrate, a base coat, and a transparent top coat. The substrate is a transparent or a translucent plastic substrate and has opposite surfaces. The base coat and the top coat are respectively formed on the opposite surfaces of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventor: De-Zhi Ye
  • Patent number: 8406827
    Abstract: A housing for an electronic device is provided. The housing includes a substrate made of a light-transmittable ceramic. The substrate has an outer surface and an opposite inner surface defining at least one recess configured with patterns or symbols. An opaque layer is formed on the inner surface to prevent light penetrating through the substrate except through the at least one recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Yue-Ping Liu, Hsiang-Jung Su, Wen-Te Lai, You-Li Liu
  • Patent number: 8298642
    Abstract: A sectional floor mat system of floor mats and edging sections or pieces that are removably engaged with the floor mats. The floor mat system includes at least one mat and sufficient edging to border at least one of the side edges of the at least one mat. In many embodiments, there is sufficient edging to border all side edges of the at least one mat, when multiple mats, if present, and connected together. The edging pieces of the invention, and other variations thereof, when combined with mats, provide a floor covering system that is easy for the user to set-up, disassemble as needed, and inhibit tripping on the edges of mats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Ming Xiang Yuan, Zhi Yong Dai
  • Publication number: 20120137608
    Abstract: A spacer for an insulated glass unit includes a spacer frame with a back surface and a pair of opposed sides which define a hollow interior, wherein desiccant material is introduced into the hollow interior through the back surface at a series of spaced locations along the back surface and the back surface of the spacer frame is subsequently sealed. A flexible spacer is disclosed with a hollow interior which is sufficiently flexible as to be supplied in coil form to an IG assembly line. The flexibility can be provided to the spacer through the construction of a thin-walled profile, a plurality of kerfs or notches across the back of the spacer frame into the sides, a plurality of kerfs or notches across the front of the spacer frame into the sides, a plurality of kerfs or notches across the opposed sides of the spacer frame, and mixtures and combinations of these design features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: BILLCO MANUFACTURING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Phil David Plant, Kevin Wehner
  • Patent number: 8153234
    Abstract: Floor panel, whereby this floor panel (1) includes a decor (8), as well as a top layer or laminate layer (9) on the basis of synthetic material (10), and whereby the decorative side (16) of the floor panel (1) imitates a wood pattern, wherein the floor panel (1), at its upper surface, has zones (22-23) of different gloss degrees, which extend over the upper surface as a function of the imitated global wood pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Flooring Industries Limited
    Inventors: Oke Nollet, Christophe Naeyaert
  • Patent number: 8092886
    Abstract: A form that incorporates card such that the form can be reliably printed on by the end user and manufactured less expensively. The form includes a printable substrate. Weakened lines of the substrate define an integrated removable portion capable of being held in the form and easily removed manually when desired. In the integrated card form, a recess may be provided adjacent the removable portion to facilitate removal of the removable portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Inventor: John J. McKillip
  • Publication number: 20110079531
    Abstract: The invention concerns a packaging film, in particular for production of a packaging with at least one packaging film section comprising a single- or multi-layered substrate, a printed functional layer formed from a printable material forming at least in sections an outer layer of the packaging film section and structured such that it has antimicrobial and/or oxygen-scavenging properties. According to the invention it is provided that the section of the functional layer forming an outer layer of the packaging film section, or the functional layer forming the whole outer layer of the packaging film section, on an outside of the packaging film section is arranged at least in sections in an area surrounded by an annular sealing surface. Furthermore, the invention concerns a packaging and a packaging-product unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2009
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Applicant: AMCOR FLEXIBLES KREUZLINGEN LTD.
    Inventors: Selcuk Yildirim, Jean-Claude Jammet
  • Patent number: 7906211
    Abstract: This invention relates to thermoplastic article having one or more decorative materials embedded therein which is obtained by applying heat and pressure to one or more laminates wherein at least one of said laminates comprises, in order, (1) an upper sheet material; (2) one or more decorative materials; and (3) a lower sheet material; wherein the upper and lower sheet materials are formed from a polyester/aromatic polycarbonate blend wherein the thermoplastic article comprises at least one polyester composition comprising at least one polyester which comprises terephthalic acid and 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Emmett Dudley Crawford, David Scott Porter, Gary Wayne Connell
  • Patent number: 7906212
    Abstract: This invention relates to thermoplastic article having one or more decorative materials embedded therein which is obtained by applying heat and pressure to one or more laminates wherein at least one of said laminates comprises, in order, (1) an upper sheet material; (2) one or more decorative materials; and (3) a lower sheet material; wherein the upper and lower sheet materials are formed from a polyester/aromatic polycarbonate blend wherein the thermoplastic article comprises at least one polyester composition comprising at least one polyester which comprises terephthalic acid and 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3,-cyclobutanediol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Emmett Dudley Crawford, David Scott Porter, Gary Wayne Connell
  • Patent number: 7897263
    Abstract: A wire-grid metal sheet includes a grid portion defined by a plurality of spaced strip-shaped longitudinal members extending longitudinally and cross members extending substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal members. A wire grid is made by attaching the wire-grid metal sheet to a frame. The cross members are arranged at intervals at least about five times greater than those of the longitudinal members. The longitudinal members and the cross members may define a lattice pattern. Alternatively, the longitudinal members or the cross members may be arranged in a staggered manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Fujii, Kazuyuki Hirao, Kenji Kitamoto, Toshinaga Futaku
  • Patent number: 7897233
    Abstract: Adhesive antiskid material suitable for use with traction sensitive applications (such as a skateboard deck) is described herein. The adhesive antiskid material includes pieces that are visually distinguishable from each other. An adhesive patch layer of the adhesive antiskid material maintains the pieces in a single sheet for handling and application to the object of interest. The adhesive antiskid material may include a graphics layer and a clear or translucent filler grip piece that is applied over the graphics layer. This option allows stickers, advertisements, company logos, pictures, or any design element to be incorporated into the adhesive antiskid material itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Inventors: Marcelo Esposito, Mark Mitsugi Takahashi, Erik Hoffman
  • Patent number: 7854980
    Abstract: A packaged mineral fibre insulating material has: a) a Recovered Thickness of at least 95% nominal thickness; and b) an Ordinary Parting Strength of at least 95 g/g; and c) a Weathered Parting Strength of at least 75 g/g the material comprising mineral fibres and an organic, formaldehyde free binder in a quantity of less than 15% by weight, preferably less than 10% by weight, said binder having been applied to the fibres of the insulating material in liquid form at pH of greater than 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: Knauf Insulation Limited
    Inventors: Roger Jackson, Tony Aindow, George Baybutt
  • Publication number: 20100285260
    Abstract: Glass articles for use as covers in electronic devices and methods for forming the same are described herein. The glass articles generally include a shaped glass substrate comprising a first face, a second face and a perimeter edge. The shaped glass substrate may be formed from strengthened glass such that the shaped glass substrate has a compressive stress layer which improves the ability of the glass article to withstand surface damage without cracking. A polymer overmold is coupled to the attachment feature of the perimeter edge of the shaped glass substrate thereby protecting the perimeter edge of the shaped glass substrate from damage. In one embodiment, at least a portion of the perimeter edge of the shaped glass substrate comprises an attachment feature offset from the first face. In another embodiment the polymer overmold is integrally formed with at least one connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventors: Dana Craig Bookbinder, Atanas Valentinov Gagov, William Edward Lock
  • Patent number: 7704605
    Abstract: This invention relates to thermoplastic article having one or more decorative materials embedded therein which is obtained by applying heat and pressure to one or more laminates wherein at least one of said laminates comprises, in order, (1) an upper sheet material; (2) one or more decorative materials; and (3) a lower sheet material; wherein the upper and lower sheet materials are formed from a polyester/aromatic polycarbonate blend wherein the thermoplastic article comprises at least one polyester composition comprising at least one polyester which comprises terephthalic acid and 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Emmett Dudley Crawford, David Scott Porter, Gary Wayne Connell
  • Patent number: 7553551
    Abstract: A pellicle frame for pellicle for use with a photomask in a wafer lithographic processing process is disclosed to have the frame body made of a material containing silver that absorbs sulfide released from other materials of the pellicle, preventing formation of crystals on the mask pattern of the photomask after exposure. In an alternate form, the pellicle frame is made of aluminum alloy, ceramics, or stainless steel, and then coated with a layer of silver and a black coating of polymer, for example, Teflon, PEEK (Polyaryletherketone) or PFA (Perfluoroalkoxy).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Inventors: Ming-Lung Chiu, Nien-Chen Li
  • Publication number: 20090162596
    Abstract: A mat comprises a backing layer having a top surface and a bottom surface; a silicone grip disposed on, conformable, and in contact with the top surface of the backing layer to form a topside of the mat, wherein the silicone grip comprises: a cured silicone layer with a Shore A Durometer of less than or equal to about 60 and having an exterior surface and an opposite, interior surface; and wherein the silicone layer is formed from a curable silicone composition comprising a catalyst that promotes cure of the silicone composition, a higher molecular weight organopolysiloxane having at least two alkenyl groups per molecule, a lower molecular weight organopolysiloxane having at least two alkenyl groups per molecule, and an organopolysiloxane having at least two silicon-bonded hydrogen atoms per molecule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Applicant: World Properties, Inc.
    Inventors: Victor Rios, Robert C. Daigle, Daniel J. Kubick, Walter J. Paciorek, Karen Phifer, Dave Sherman, Scott S. Simpson
  • Patent number: 7431979
    Abstract: A wood fiberboard, in particular floor panel including an HDF support board with a top side and an underside, the top side having a decoration, preferably a wood or tile decoration, is distinguished in that the decoration is printed directly onto the top side of the support board and is covered by at least one layer of a transparent synthetic resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: Kronotec AG
    Inventor: Thomas Grafenauer
  • Publication number: 20080211669
    Abstract: A panel having a central panel element formed of a composite material, having peripheral edges formed of a weldable material, such as steel. In one form, the panel element is rectangular, and the panel element on two of its opposite edges have a corrugated profile, while the other two of its opposite edges have a linear profile. Multiple panels may be joined together by welding at the peripheral edges, to form a secure container. The composite material of the panel element in some forms, includes intrusion sensors, for example including optical fiber pathways at electrically conductive pathways, as well as processors for effecting data transfer and analyses and secure communications. In some embodiments, the electrically conductive pathways include one or more bypass resistors to produce a different circuit resistance upon interruption of one or more of the pathways.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2007
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Inventors: Habib J. Dagher, Fred Hewitt Smith, Eric D. Cassidy, Anthony M. Viselli, Bruce Segee
  • Publication number: 20080193699
    Abstract: The present invention is applicable to the field of sport and leisure accessories and particularly relates to a process for making integral elastic supports as well as to integral elastic supports obtainable by such process. The invention also relates to a mold for making such supports, as well as a molding apparatus including such mold, for carrying out the above process. The process comprises the step of forming at least one pad element (2) from a resilient material, associated to a frame (3) made of a substantially rigid or semirigid material whose outer edge (8) defines a peripheral portion (9), in combination with said pad (2). The process is characterized in that it comprises a step of forming a bead (10) from a substantially waterproof material near said peripheral portion (9), to prevent any undesired infiltration in such portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2006
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Applicant: SELLE ROYAL S.P.A.
    Inventor: Paolo Terreni
  • Publication number: 20080124509
    Abstract: This application discusses a mat, and its corresponding components, pieces, objects, software, kits, devices, material, apparatus, system, machines, displays, and accessories, for different applications, such as chair mat and computer mouse pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2006
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Inventor: Wayne Scott Boise
  • Patent number: 7303801
    Abstract: A rubber or plastic floor mat has a series of parallel upper ribs on its upper surface which define slots in which respective strips or carpeting or the like are removably held. The strips are retained along their lengths by retaining means which run continually or continuously along the slots. The strip retainers include hook-and-loop fasteners (e.g., VELCRO), and/or overhanging edges above the strip edges, preferably formed in one-piece fashion along the side of the upper ribs adjacent the slots. The overhangs may be interrupted, e.g., crenelated as seen from above, and may include bevels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Assignee: R & L Marketing & Sales, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald N. Kessler
  • Patent number: 7270863
    Abstract: A resin-made interior member for an opening and closing body of the invention is a resin-made interior member to be attached to an inside of an outer panel of the opening and closing body and is formed by an injection molding method using a molding material of polypropylene type resin containing a reinforcing fiber and rubber and by properly setting the respective contents of the reinforcing fiber and the rubber component, the modulus of bend elasticity is improved by blending the reinforcing fiber without being accompanied with deterioration of the moldability as the material resin and the appearance of the molded product to improve rigidity of the interior member and impact resistance is assured by blending the rubber component to give the interior member with good moldability and appearance in form of the molded product and having a required rigidity and impact resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Assignee: DaikyoNishikawa Corporation
    Inventors: Issei Harima, Yoshiaki Saito, Takahiro Tochioka
  • Patent number: 7189444
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cladding resin composition curable by heat, ultraviolet radiation, an electron beam or the like. The composition comprises a polyoxyalkylene polyol phosphate ester (hydroxyl value: 10–2,000 mg KOH/g) and a polymerizable or reactive functional group-containing compound. This composition is highly conductive as it is and, without incorporation of the conventional conductive additives, can be used successfully in the field of coatings and protective films where electric conductivity is a requisite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: Dai-Ichi Kogyo Seiyaku Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuo Shiraiwa, Shigeo Mori
  • Patent number: 7175899
    Abstract: A rubber or plastic floor mat has a series of parallel upper ribs on its upper surface which define slots in which respective strips or carpeting or the like are removably held. The strips are retained along their lengths by retaining means which run continually or continuously along the slots. The strip retainers include hook-and-loop fasteners (e.g., VELCRO), and/or overhanging edges above the strip edges, preferably formed in one-piece fashion along the side of the upper ribs adjacent the slots. The overhangs may be interrupted, e.g., crenelated as seen from above, and may include bevels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignee: R&L Marketing & Sales, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald N. Kessler
  • Patent number: 7043792
    Abstract: A floor mat system having a plurality of floor mats and a frame assembly which prevents the floor mats from lifting and causing a tripping hazard to persons walking thereover. The floor mats may include carpeted sections over a plurality of orthagonally disposed spaced ribs. The frame assembly includes inner and outer frame members which extend between and around the floor mats, respectively. The inner fame members are T-shaped having a pair of horizontally disposed wings and the outer frame members are ramped and include a horizontally disposed upper flange. The wings and upper flanges which extend over peripheral edge portions of the floor mats to vertically retain them, the inner and outer frame which may be secured to the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: R&L Marketing & Sales, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald N. Kessler
  • Patent number: 7033658
    Abstract: Articles comprising simulated stone block walls and artist's canvases may be formed by providing a burlap or canvas substrate, coating the substrate with a layer of gypsum wallboard finishing compound or similar plaster-like composition, and folding or otherwise manipulating the substrate when a predetermined set or hardening of the composition has occurred to create cracks, crevices and chipped corners of the article, for example, to simulate a broken stone block or an aged artist's work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Inventor: Gregory J. Ringness
  • Patent number: 7033963
    Abstract: A coating composition and process of applying the coating to a substrate are provided herein. The coating composition includes filler particles, binder and a liquid carrier, such as water. The filler particles have an average particle size in the range from about 100 to about 600 microns and preferably in the range from about 200 to about 450 microns. The coating composition comprises from about 15% to about 50% by weight liquid carrier and from about 35% to about 90% by dry solids weight filler particles. The coating composition preserves the acoustic performance characteristics of the substrate to which it is applied, while imparting a textured appearance to the substrate, making the substrate virtually indistinguishable from surrounding panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: AWI Licensing Company
    Inventors: John Felegi, Jr., James D. Pape, John J. Hartman, Jr., Scott L. Huntzinger, Suzanne M. Huntzinger, JoAnne LeFever, Michael J. Hermesky
  • Patent number: 7014907
    Abstract: Disclosed is a multilayer molded article comprising a thermoplastic resin substrate and at least two kinds of skin materials laminated on a surface of the substrate, the at least two kinds of skin materials including a pair of skin materials adjacent to each other wherein the pair of skin materials are folded toward the substrate to have folded edges which separate the substrate at least partly to define two portions, wherein the separated portions of the substrate are combined together via a plurality of ribs of the thermoplastic resin molded integrally with the substrate, the ribs enclosing therein a part of the folded edges of the pair of skin materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Kobayashi, Nobuhiro Usui
  • Patent number: 6960381
    Abstract: A pellicle is used for a photolithographic patterning process using a light having a wavelength of from 100 to 200 nm. The pellicle contains a pellicle membrane containing (A) a substantially linear fluoropolymer which has an alicyclic structure in its main chain, the main chain being a chain of carbon atoms, and the fluropolymer satisfying the following requirements (1) the carbon atoms in the main chain of the fluoropolymer contain a carbon atom having at least one hydrogen atom bonded thereto and a carbon atom having no hydrogen atom bonded thereto; and (2) in the measurement of a high resolution proton magnetic resonance spectrum of the fluoropolymer, a number of hydrogen atoms based on signals appearing on the higher magnetic field side higher than 2.8 ppm, is at most 6 mol % based on a total number of hydrogen atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2005
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Ikuo Matsukura, Naoko Shirota, Nana Tsushima, Kiyoshi Yamamoto, Reiko Kakita
  • Patent number: 6919134
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an optical element having an antireflection film formed on a plastic substrate, wherein the reflectance of the antireflection film is low while the transmittance thereof is high. The impact resistance, the adhesiveness, the heat resistance, the abrasion resistance and the alkali resistance of the antireflection film on the plastic substrate are superior. The optical element having an antireflection film has at least one layer of the antireflection film that is a hybrid layer made of an inorganic substance and an organic substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Assignee: HOYA Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Mitsuishi, Hiroshi Shirakawa, Kenichi Shinde
  • Patent number: 6911248
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composite panel for raised floors comprising a core bonded on its top to a tile of stony material and bonded on its bottom to a base of metallic material, wherein the stony material tile has a bottom surface comprising a peripheral portion and a central portion, and has a perimeter recess formed at the bottom surface, wherein the core is bonded to the stony material tile through the central portion of the bottom surface, and wherein the base of metallic material consists of a metallic sheet having upturned edges to form a tray that is bonded to the core, the end portions of the upturned edges being folded up to bond the stony material tile at the peripheral portion of its bottom surface and in the perimeter recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Assignee: Bresciana Graniti S.p.A.
    Inventor: Marco Sabatini
  • Patent number: 6887551
    Abstract: A tile anchoring system for use in reactors and other furnace like equipment which involves the use of a tile that contains various internal parts. According to the various embodiments of the present invention, the tile is formed as more than one part. In the present invention, various techniques and parts are used to anchor tiles to surfaces wherein the various parts and the tiles themselves “snap” into place with one another and/or with an existing hexmetal mesh structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Co.
    Inventors: Dean R Hyde, Robert L. Antram, John R Peterson
  • Patent number: 6884486
    Abstract: The invention relates to a structure assembled from elements, the elements forming an entity with topological interlocking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Assignee: Technische Universitat Clausthal
    Inventors: Juri Estrin, Norbert Müller, Detlef Trenke, Arcady Dyskin, Elena Pasternak
  • Patent number: 6884489
    Abstract: A rubber or plastic floor mat has a series of parallel upper ribs on its upper surface which define slots in which respective strips or carpeting or the like are removably held. The strips are retained along their lengths by retaining means which run continually or continuously along the slots. The strip retainers include hook-and-loop fasteners (e.g., VELCRO), and/or overhanging edges above the strip edges, preferably formed in one-piece fashion along the side of the upper ribs adjacent the slots. The overhangs may be interrupted, e.g., crenelated as seen from above, and may include bevels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Assignee: R + L Marketing & Scales, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald N. Kessler
  • Patent number: 6855651
    Abstract: A cover tape for winding on a grip of a device comprising an elongated cloth layer and an elastic layer. The cloth layer has a first surface and a second surface. The elastic layer is made of silicone gel and bonded to the first surface of the cloth layer for enabling the second surface of the cloth layer to be exposed to the outside when spirally winding the cover tape round the grip with the elastic layer adhered to the periphery of the grip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2005
    Inventor: Tsai-Yun Yu
  • Patent number: 6849317
    Abstract: A carpet tile (11) and tile cutting apparatus (20) that produces a carpet tile with a removable cutout section (13) defined by discontinuous slits (19) and held in place by bridges (14). The apparatus includes a perimeter cutting assembly (50) and retractable inner cutting assembly (40). The perimeter cutting assembly is used to cut the carpet tile and the inner cutting assembly simultaneously forms the discontinuous slits in the inner portion of the carpet tile. The inner cutting assembly can be engaged or disengaged during the carpet tile cutting process. The carpet tile is installed by severing the bridges and laying the border sections (12) on the floor with dissimilar cutouts within the borders to create a visually interesting floor covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2005
    Assignee: Interface, Inc.
    Inventors: David D. Oakey, Jerry C. Hall