Next To Unitary Web Or Sheet Of Equal Or Greater Extent Patents (Class 428/47)
  • Patent number: 10099107
    Abstract: A protective sporting gear is described with a plurality of polygon-shaped protective components interposed between a first layer of material and a second layer of material. The plurality of polygon-shaped protective components are attached to a top surface of the first layer of material. Each of the plurality of protective components includes one or more polygon-shaped layers of rigid material situated on one or more polygon-shaped layers of non-rigid material. A bottom surface of a first polygon-shaped layer of non-rigid material of the one or more polygon-shaped layers of non-rigid material is attached to the top surface of the first layer of material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: COMPRESSION ARMOR LLC
    Inventors: Steven Liang, Marco Galli
  • Patent number: 10072426
    Abstract: A fiber enforced sheet for use as a wall or floor covering which comprises of adhered thin bricks bonded to a fiber-reinforced, backing layer. Thin brick is adhered to the fiber enforced sheet. The fiber enforced backing increases strength and rigidity to the thin brick during handling, and installation permits the thin bricks to be adhered to proper specification and spacing to be cut using ordinary tile or thin brick tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Old Mill Brick LLC
    Inventors: Jason Hunsaker, Jeffrey Walker, Garrick Hunsaker
  • Patent number: 9937685
    Abstract: A natural fiber-based, engineered beam assembly comprising opposing top and bottom surfaces, opposing first and second side surfaces and a longitudinal axis. Loads applied to the beam assembly are normal to the top surface. Substantially parallel layers of flattened bamboo or vegetable cane culms are stacked and laminated together. Each layer is formed by at least one culm, and each culm has fiber bundles extending substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis and are impregnated with a binder. The density of the fiber bundles in the culm decreases across the culm's thickness from the exterior surface to the interior surface. At least a plurality of the culms have a common orientation, wherein the exterior surfaces face toward a same one of the top, bottom, first or second side surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Resource Fiber LLC
    Inventors: Leland Slaven, Jr., David Knight
  • Patent number: 9604442
    Abstract: The present application discloses a composite pad structure that includes a substrate bonded to a plurality of discrete, spaced-apart, resilient elements engaged to at least one reinforcing structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: APPLIED FT COMPOSITE SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Daniel Kim
  • Patent number: 9556619
    Abstract: A fiber enforced sheet for use as a wall or floor covering which comprises of adhered thin bricks bonded to a fiber-reinforced, backing layer. Thin brick is adhered to the fiber enforced sheet. The fiber enforced backing increases strength and rigidity to the thin brick during handling, and installation permits the thin bricks to be adhered to proper specification and spacing to be cut using ordinary tile or thin brick tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Old Mill Brick Incorporated
    Inventors: Jason Hunsaker, Jeffrey Walker, Garrick Hunsaker
  • Patent number: 9358754
    Abstract: Disclosed is a product, a melt-processed layer, a flexible layer and a process of fabricating the product. The product includes a first layer and a second layer heat-adhered to the first layer. The first layer is a melt-processed layer, the second layer has greater flexibility than the first layer, and the product has dimensional stability. The process includes heat-adhering the first layer to the second layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: AFI Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Kean M. Anspach, Brent L. Stoll, John R. Eshbach, Thomas P. Greenawalt, Brian E. Speizer
  • Patent number: 9187899
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composite panel comprising: a surface-material layer; a substrate layer formed on the surface-material layer; and a profile which has the shape of a polygonal frame, receives the surface-material layer on the inside, is formed with a slot-in projection on at least one side and is formed with a slot-in recess on at least one side, and relates to a production method for the composite panel. The present invention can provide a composite material which entails a straightforward construction method and which can maintain a high degree of thermal conductivity and can minimize level differences in the constructed product surface, and provide a production method for the composite panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: LG HAUSYS, LTD.
    Inventor: Seung Baik Nam
  • Patent number: 9051063
    Abstract: A heat shield for a space vehicle comprises a plurality of phenolic impregnated carbon ablator (PICA) blocks secured to a surface of the space vehicle and arranged in a pattern with gaps therebetween. The heat shield further comprises a plurality of PICA strips disposed in the gaps between the PICA blocks. The PICA strips are mounted edgewise, such that the structural orientation of the PICA strips is substantially perpendicular to the structural orientation of the PICA blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventors: Max L. Blosser, Carl C. Poteet, Stan A. Bouslog
  • Patent number: 9046323
    Abstract: A ballistic performance and trauma reduction system for soft body armor including a solid plastic sheet cut into multiple sections of geometric designs which overlap and are stitched to one or more layers of woven or non-woven ballistic fabric contained within a ballistic package of the soft body armor. Energy is transmitted through the ballistic sheets to the plastic sheet improving ballistic performance and reducing trauma to the wearer's body, resulting in safer, thinner and lighter armor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Safariland, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Weber, David G. Miller
  • Patent number: 8992813
    Abstract: A component made of at least one thermoformable material, having a first layer made of a first material, a second layer made of a second material, and a third layer made of the first material. The three layers form a sheet, which is formed to various shapes, depending upon the part that is to be created. The sheet may be formed to produce the bumper of an automobile, a door panel for an automobile, a flotation device, such as a pontoon for a pontoon boat, or the like. The first and third layers are SMC, and the second layer, or “core,” is disposed between the first and third layers, allowing the strength of the first and third layers to be used more efficiently, compared to a sheet having only the first and third layers, and no core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Magna International Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Robbins, Jeremy Alan Panasiewicz, Louis Dodyk
  • Patent number: 8984830
    Abstract: The invention relates to a heat insulation element for insulating building facades, in particular for heat insulation composite systems, composed of a heat insulating board and a reinforcement mesh that can be penetrated by fastening elements, in particular plugs, wherein the reinforcement mesh is placed in the area of a large surface of the heat insulating board. It is the object of the invention to avoid the disadvantages of the state of the art and in particular to provide a heat insulation element which even in case of high tightening torques of the fastening elements does not excessively tends to be deformed into the direction of the building facade. This aim is achieved by a heat insulation element according to the invention, in which the reinforcement mesh is arranged as a component of an abutment at a distance to the surface of the heat insulating board and in which the reinforcement mesh comprises a surface area which is smaller than the area of the surface of the heat insulating board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignees: Rockwool International A/S, Deutsche Rockwool Mineralwoll GmbH & Co. OHG
    Inventor: Rolf Wieleba
  • Publication number: 20140339582
    Abstract: In order to improve the color and luminance uniformity of an LED chip with a phosphor-containing resin sheet obtained by adhering the phosphor-containing resin sheet to the LED chip, improve the ease of production, and improve the degree of freedom in design, etc., provided is a resin sheet laminate provided with a phosphor-containing resin sheet on a base material, wherein the phosphor-containing resin sheet is divided into a plurality of sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Nobuo Matsumura, Yutaka Ishida Matsumura, Kazunari Kawamoto, Takejiro Inoue, Hironobu Sadakuni, Masshiro Yoshioka, Takao Kitagawa
  • Patent number: 8865284
    Abstract: Fabric mosaic element characterized in that it comprises a plurality of tesserae including, in a sequence and mutually bonded, a fabric, an anti-fraying material and a flexible layer constituted of a natural or man-made material, of a density ranging between 150 kg/m3 and 350 kg/m3, said tesserae being fixed to a of thermoplastic material layer in correspondence of the respective flexible layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Fortuny Inc.
    Inventor: Pietro Lunetta
  • Patent number: 8693086
    Abstract: It is disclosed an appearance-modifying device (10), for modifying the visual appearance of a surface covered thereby. The appearance-modifying device (10) comprises two oppositely arranged substrates (11, 12), which are spaced apart by a spacer structure (13). The spacer structure (13) spaces apart the two substrates (11, 12) in such a way that a space between the two substrates (11, 12) is divided into a plurality of cells (15, 16), the shapes of the individual cells (15, 16) being such that an aperiodic cell pattern (14) is formed by the cells (15, 16). Each cell (15, 16) may comprise an optically transparent fluid having a plurality of particles dispersed therein. The particles are moveable in the fluid through application of an electric field. An appliance at least partly covered by the appearance-modifying device (10) is also disclosed. Furthermore, it is disclosed a method for manufacturing the appearance-modifying device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Alwin Rogier Martijn Verschueren, Gerrit Oversluizen, Sander Jurgen Roosendaal, Thomas Caspar Kraan, Dirk Kornelis Gerhardus De Boer
  • Publication number: 20130316116
    Abstract: The Composite Ceramic Structure embodying the principles of the present invention includes a structural composite laminar sheet having top and bottom layers that are equivalent in number and have an identical positioning in the laminar sheet relative to the middle layer. These identically positioned top and bottom layers are further symmetric in both geometry and material composition to alleviate warping during expansion or contraction due to temperature change. At least one top and at least one bottom layers form a metal matrix composite (m) and at least one middle layer (dense ceramic), impervious to metal infiltration, remains a dense ceramic (c). The material combinations allow for the middle layer to have an in-plane residual compressive stress.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventors: Richard Adams, James P Sorensen
  • Publication number: 20130260075
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing molded elements (1) comprising photoluminescent and/or night luminous particles (6). According to the invention, the molded elements (1) are formed of polymer concrete, in the base layer (3) of which photoluminescent and/or night luminous particles (6) and/or further particles (7) are introduced, the base layer being covered and protected by a surface layer (2). The invention further relates to a molded element (1) comprising photoluminescent and/or night luminous particles (6) and an assembly comprising a plurality of molded elements (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: POLYCARE RESEARCH TECHNOLOGY GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Gerhard Dust, Michael Plötner
  • Publication number: 20130205701
    Abstract: The invention relates to a heat insulation element for insulating building facades, in particular for heat insulation composite systems, composed of a heat insulating board and a reinforcement mesh that can be penetrated by fastening elements, in particular plugs, wherein the reinforcement mesh is placed in the area of a large surface of the heat insulating board. It is the object of the invention to avoid the disadvantages of the state of the art and in particular to provide a heat insulation element which even in case of high tightening torques of the fastening elements does not excessively tends to be deformed into the direction of the building facade. This a i m is achieved by a heat insulation element according to the invention, in which the reinforcement mesh is arranged as a component of an abutment at a distance to the surface of the heat insulating board and in which the reinforcement mesh comprises a surface area which is smaller than the area of the surface of the heat insulating board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicants: DEUTSCHE ROCKWOOL MINERALWOLL GMBH & CO. OHG, ROCKWOOL INTERNATIONAL A/S
    Inventor: Rolf Wieleba
  • Publication number: 20130171401
    Abstract: Multiple-scale self-assembled tube structures (SATS) comprising multiwall carbon nanotubes (CNT) and processes for their nucleation and growth. These hierarchical and self-assembled SATS demonstrate the feasibility of controlled synthesis of macroscopic CNT structures and CNT-reinforced materials for use in broad applications such as structures, thermal transfer, electronics, fluid dynamics, and micro-fluidics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventors: Charles P. Marsh, Thomas A. Carlson, Peter B. Stynoski, Benjamin Ulmen
  • Publication number: 20130149481
    Abstract: A sheet material for thermal insulation, comprising a flat core of an open-pored material having two parallel extending surfaces, and a circumferential region inter-connecting the surfaces; a first barrier film in contact with a first surface of the core and comprising a sealing layer, and a fully circumferential protrusion of the first barrier film; a flat filter material in contact with a second surface of the open-pored core and disposed oppositely first barrier film and providing a fully circumferential protrusion a second barrier film in contact with the outer face of the flat filter material and comprising at least one sealing layer facing the flat filter material, and a fully circumferential protrusion of said second barrier film; a sealing seam extending circumferentially along the protrusion of the two films and fixing the two films to each other; wherein the filter material is welded circumferentially into the sealing seam, and wherein the volume between the two barrier films and the sealing seam is
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: va-Q-tec AG
    Inventors: Jochen Hiemeyer, Roland Caps, Stefan Roth
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8418588
    Abstract: A method of making a modular textile system includes dividing a textile web having a length and a width into a plurality of tile areas including a first tile area, a second tile area, and a third tile area. The textile web includes a plurality of discrete design zones positioned along the width of the textile web. A first design zone includes a motif and a second design zone does not include the motif. The textile web is divided so that the first design zone is apportioned between the first tile area and the second tile area, and the second design zone is apportioned between the second tile area and the third tile area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Tandus Flooring, Inc.
    Inventors: Suzanne Tick, Terry Mowers
  • Publication number: 20130089692
    Abstract: A concrete tile and method of making a concrete tile are described. The tile is made by the process of (i) creating a concrete mixture including Portland cement, preferably a pozzolanic glass powder from post-consumer recycled glass which is used as a partial replacement for the Portland cement, and an aggregate, (ii) forming the mixture under vibration and compaction in an elongate mold form having a height, a depth and a width, (iii) curing the molded concrete block, and (iv) cutting the cured block parallel to its height and depth, and transverse to its width to form tiles sliced from the block, with first and second parallel faces and a thickness extending between the faces. The tiles are cut to a thickness of between ¼ and ¾ inch. The resulting tile is uniform in material properties throughout its construction, and is particularly suitable for use on walls and floors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Inventor: Louis P. Grasso, JR.
  • Patent number: 8414995
    Abstract: A textile web includes a plurality of yarns tufted to define a motif that is repeated along the length and width of the textile web. Each occurrence of the motif comprises a design module repeated to form a unitary array of contiguous design modules, with the design modules having various orientations with respect to one another in fixed positions within the unitary array of design modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Tandus Flooring, Inc.
    Inventor: Jhane Barnes
  • Patent number: 8367178
    Abstract: A robust, chemically, structurally, and thermodynamically compatible ablative gap filler that can be processed with ease is provided. The gap filler uses a carbon phenolic mixture that has nearly the same material property characteristics as the adjacent PICA or carbon phenolic tiles. The gap filler is applied into the gaps using an innovative processing approach that involves preparation of a ‘dry mixture’ of the ingredients, which is then packed manually or robotically (if needed) into the gaps. During the packing process, the dry mixture may be vented, and pressed periodically to ensure that there are no trapped voids. After each gap is adequately filled with the mixture, the assembly is bagged and cured in the oven at about 250 or 300° F. for about 1.5 to 2 hours. The gap filler thereby forms a bond with the adjacent PICA or carbon phenolic tiles, without degrading or modifying the properties at any of the interfaces (e.g., with the tiles, adhesives, substrate, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Suraj P. Rawal, William H. Willcockson, Richard A. Hund
  • Publication number: 20130029080
    Abstract: An optical microstructure film includes a base and multiple microstructure units. The base has at least a surface. The microstructure units are disposed in an array manner on the surface of the base. Each microstructure unit is formed to be a polygonal cone having the bottom face is attached to the surface of the base. The concave region is a surface part of a pseudo-spherical structure having a lower point on the microstructure unit. The distance from the lower point to the bottom face is defined as a second height, the sum of a radius of the spherical structure and the second height is defined as a first height, and the ratio of the second height to the first height is ranged from 0.1 to 0.8.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: ENTIRE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hsin-Yuan Chen, Yu-Yun Hsieh, Cheng-Lun Liao
  • Patent number: 8361581
    Abstract: A modular textile system comprises a plurality of distinct, but coordinating, textile tiles, each including at least one design zone, where at least two of the distinct tiles include at least one design zone having substantially the same composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Tandus Flooring, Inc.
    Inventors: Suzanne Tick, Terry Mowers
  • Patent number: 8357444
    Abstract: There is provided a special effects greenscreen having a plurality of marks dispersed thereon in a selected pattern, wherein each of the marks is embedded in the greenscreen by weaving, knitting, felting, crocheting, screening, stamping, embossing or similar method to integrate the mark into the greenscreen material. The pattern may be a single repeated mark evenly spaced along horizontal lines, along vertical lines, or along both horizontal and vertical lines. The pattern may comprise a familiar ordered series of unique marks dispersed in a selected pattern on the greenscreen, for example, letters of the alphabet. The pattern may comprise a first mark embedded at a selected point on the greenscreen, a plurality of second marks each embedded a first distance away from the first mark, and a plurality of third marks each embedded a second distance from the first mark, wherein the second distance is greater than first distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Inventor: Michael James Branham
  • Publication number: 20120183716
    Abstract: A novel moldable ballistic armor panel having a first outwardly-positioned fracturable layer formed of a ceramic material; a second inwardly-positioned fragment containment layer formed of a consolidated stack of ballistic-resistant laminate sheets, the fragment containment layer being substantially coextensive with the fracturable layer and laminated thereto; and an encapsulation material formed of a resin-impregnated high strength fiber material, the resin-impregnated fiber material at least partially encapsulating the laminated fracturable and fragment containment layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2008
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventors: ROBERT F. JORDAN, RUSSELL C. WARRICK, CHRIS P. VENTI
  • Publication number: 20120143166
    Abstract: A fastening tab is provided having a substrate with a main portion, a user's end portion extending from the main portion, a primary mechanical fastening patch having a side edge coterminous with the side edge of the user's end portion of the substrate, and first and second auxiliary mechanical fastening patches on the main portion of the substrate. A method of making a fastening tab is also disclosed. The method includes attaching multiple discrete patches of mechanical fastener to a substrate web extending in the machine direction, cutting through the substrate web and the multiple patches of mechanical fastener in the machine direction with a continuous, meandering cut to provide two sub-webs, and optionally providing cross-web direction cuts through each sub-web to provide a plurality of fastening tabs. An absorbent article including the fastening tab and webs of fastening tabs are also included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventors: Shinji Kimura, Masato Kondo, Steven J. Perron
  • Patent number: 8171691
    Abstract: The floor member is a laminated structure of flexible compressible cork sheet material and flexible plastic sheet material in the form of a floor tile or a floor plank. The cork sheet material and plastic sheet material are offset, from each other and have respective predetermined thicknesses to enable the floor member to be bendable to facilitate assembly of a plurality of the floor members into a floor covering. The compressible cork sheet material provides sound and heat insulation and the flexible plastic sheet material is yieldable to surface irregularities of a floor base. The cork sheet material is sandwiched between two layers of clear plastic material to provide a distinct sight of the structural presence and thickness of the cork sheet at an edge of the floor member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Tower IPCO Company Limited
    Inventor: Norman Stone
  • Patent number: 8173236
    Abstract: A bamboo load bearing panel includes at least one bamboo panel element. The bamboo panel element includes a bamboo laminate layer with first and second layers of a plurality of bamboo strips having a cortex and pith surface, parallel and longitudinally cut from bamboo culm pressed flat and planed wherein the first and second layers are each planed to a thickness. The cortex surface of the first layer of bamboo strip is bonded to the cortex surface of the second layer of bamboo strip and a wood veneer layer is bonded to the pith surface of the first layer of the bamboo strip positioned such that the grain of the wood veneer layer is perpendicular to the grain of the bamboo strip. A finished bamboo load bearing panel includes at least one bamboo panel element bonded to optional layers of finishing wood veneers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Bamcore LLC
    Inventor: William D McDonald
  • Patent number: 8141214
    Abstract: A method of making a textile pattern includes forming a design module having a substantially square shape, forming a motif from the design module by repeating the design module to form a unitary array of design modules, where the design modules of the unitary array of design modules have various orientations with respect to one another in fixed positions within the unitary array, and repeating the motif along a length and a width of a continuous textile web so that the continuous textile web comprises a first occurrence of the motif and a second occurrence of the motif.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Tandus Flooring, Inc.
    Inventor: Jhane Barnes
  • Publication number: 20120012244
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of manufacturing a temporary substrate, the temporary substrate thus produced, and a method of using the temporary substrate for transfer of a thin layer from an original substrate to a final substrate. The temporary substrate has a principle part of the original substrate and a surface layer thereon that includes a plurality of inserts formed of a material having a coefficient of thermal expansion different from that of the material constituting the rest of the surface layer. When exposed to heat treatment, these inserts form detachment zones between the upper face of an attached thin layer and the temporary substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventor: Gregory Riou
  • Publication number: 20110293874
    Abstract: The hybrid substrate of the present invention comprises a ceramic substrate assembly composed of a plurality of ceramic substrates, insulating resin layers disposed respectively on both surfaces of the ceramic substrate assembly such that they are opposed to each other, each of the insulating resin layers being made at least of a reinforcing material and a resin, and a metal layer disposed on each of the insulating resin layers. In particular, the hybrid substrate of the present invention comprises the plurality of ceramic substrates which are in the form of a tile arrangement along the same plane positioned between the opposed insulating resin layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventors: Takashi TOYOOKA, Hiroshi OKADA, Shigetoshi SEGAWA, Seiichi NAKATANI
  • Patent number: 8059119
    Abstract: A method detects border tiles or border pixels of a primitive corresponding to an object to be displayed on a display screen. The detecting includes: calculating the number of border tiles or pixels covered by an edge of the primitive; identifying a plurality of vertices that divide the edge in a plurality of segments of equal length; calculating coordinates of the vertices; and associating a tile or pixel with the coordinates of each vertex. The number of vertices for the edge is greater than or equal to the number of border tiles or pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics S.r.L.
    Inventors: Massimiliano Barone, Danilo Pietro Pau
  • Patent number: 8039075
    Abstract: A wear resistant and noise reducing arrangement of wear elements in material handling systems exposed to wear and to noise. The arrangement comprises at least one adjustable wear element arranged in a row, wherein the wear elements are provided along one side with a flexible sealing to seal between the arrangement and adjacent arrangements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Sandvik Intellectual Property AB
    Inventor: Mats Malmberg
  • Patent number: 8021737
    Abstract: A protective cover system for inhibiting corrosion of a metallic object. The protective cover system includes a cover for defining a microenvironment adjacent a metallic object and a corrosion inhibitor source for releasing one or more corrosion inhibitors into the microenvironment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Creare Inc.
    Inventors: Nabil A. Elkouh, Jeffrey J. Breedlove, Bruce R. Pilvelait
  • Publication number: 20110165363
    Abstract: Planar structural element, as a portion of a foam block, the foam block being made of a foamed plastics material, containing a plurality of stacked foam bodies and/or foam bodies made of body segments, which are arranged next to one another in a plane and connected to one another to form foam bodies and which have flat weld seams at their abutting faces, and the foam bodies being welded to one another at their abutting faces with the formation of flat weld seams to form the foam block. The weld seams between the foam bodies are interrupted by recesses at a spacing from one another. The planar structural element is preferably used as the core or core layer in sandwich composites, for example in rotor vanes of wind power plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2009
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicant: 3A TECHNOLOGY & MANAGEMENT LTD.
    Inventors: Thomas Wolf, Moritz Pieper
  • Publication number: 20110159226
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to protective materials and methods for producing protective materials. The protective materials include a plurality of foam elements having a molded surface and a cut surface. The molded surfaces of the foam elements are attached to a fabric sheet such that the cut surfaces each define planes that are spaced from the fabric sheet when the fabric sheet is substantially planar. The protective materials are produced by using a mold to form the plurality of foam elements on one side of a foam sheet, attaching a fabric sheet to the top of the foam elements, and cutting the foam elements from the foam sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Inventor: Daniel KIM
  • Patent number: 7968165
    Abstract: A textile motif comprises an arrangement of substantially square, substantially identical modules variously oriented with respect to one another in fixed positions within the motif. Each module includes at least two visually distinct hues. The motif may be repeated to form an overall textile pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Tandus Flooring, Inc.
    Inventor: Jhane Barnes
  • 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: 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: 20100247953
    Abstract: A multilayer thermal protection system includes a metallic substrate; a first ceramic layer; a bond coat layer attaching the first ceramic layer to the metallic substrate, wherein the first ceramic layer is applied by plasma spraying; at least one second ceramic layer attached to the first ceramic layer, wherein the at least one second ceramic layer includes monolithic ceramic elements adhesively attached to the first ceramic layer; and a ceramic adhesive layer attaching the at least one second ceramic layer to the first ceramic layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: ALSTOM TECHNOLOGY LTD
    Inventors: Hans-Peter Bossmann, Sharath Bachegowda, Matthieu Esquerre, Rico Iten
  • Patent number: 7803727
    Abstract: A vinyl floor covering is provided with reinforcement of segmented woven or non-woven glass fiber mat located on the underside of the vinyl floor covering or at or near the neutral axis of the vinyl floor covering. This segmented mat reinforcement increases the stiffness and mechanical properties of the vinyl floor covering. A polymeric binder separates the segments of the glass fiber mat from each other. Expansion or contraction of the installed vinyl floor covering is restricted to this polymeric binder region. The segments may be aligned with the vinyl floor covering's show surface patterns, thereby preserving pattern integrity. The segmented mat is manufactured by applying and curing a polymeric binder to a woven or non-woven glass fiber mat, and creating segments by the passing the woven or non-woven glass fiber mat with polymeric binder through a set of embossing rollers. The segmented woven or non-woven glass fiber mat with polymeric binder is easily handled by vinyl floor covering machinery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Lester Mickel Aseere, Amy Jean Leverson, Kristin Franz Goya Obernyer
  • Publication number: 20100233412
    Abstract: A label sheet (1) having a release liner (16) and a column of labels (12) releasably adhered thereto is modified to allow easy removal of the labels. The liner has a weakened separation line (30) formed by cuts and ties running underneath a column of labels near the edge of the labels, and notches (18) at the top and bottom of the sheet aligned with the cuts and ties. A matrix (14) surrounding the labels, if present, also has cuts and ties, with the cuts and ties in the matrix parallel to and slightly offset from the cuts and ties in the liner. The separation lines are strong enough that the label sheet can be fed through a printer, yet weak enough that a user can tear off the liner and matrix along the separation lines, thus leaving a minor edge of a column of labels exposed for easy removal from the label sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Inventors: Galen Wong, Steven C. Weirather, Jerry Hodsdon, Inge Bachner, Martin Utz
  • Patent number: 7790260
    Abstract: A window for use in an electronic device is provided. The window includes a display section and a strengthening layer. The display section is made of polyethylene terephthalate and overlaps with the strengthening layer. The strengthening layer is made of polymethyl methacrylate. The window is adhered to the electronic device with a transparent cyanoacrylate adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Zhi-Yun Shen, Chih-Chiang Chang, Zhi Li, Tao Su
  • Publication number: 20100183838
    Abstract: A light weight panel and method of manufacture. In a preferred embodiment the panel is manufactured by creating a frame of layered composite materials and placing a composite material face sheet on the frame. Then the frame and face sheet is cured in a press using radio frequency curing. In another preferred embodiment the composite materials are composed of renewable materials such as wheat board, bamboo, sunflower board, sorghum board, straw or rice hulls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Inventor: Hector M. Coronado
  • Publication number: 20100101927
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a key sheet and the like which can suppress local elevation of temperature, and effectively diffuse heat loss from electronic circuits. The key sheet includes: a viscoelastic sheet 16b having a viscoelastic property, and having a first surface and a second surface; a button section 16a located on the side of the first surface of the viscoelastic sheet 16b; a thermally-conductive sheet 14 located along the first surface or the second surface of the viscoelastic sheet 16b, the thermally-conductive sheet 14 having a thermal conductivity equal to a specific value; and a contact section 16d projected from the second surface of the viscoelastic sheet 16b, the contact section occupies a position corresponding to the button section 16a.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2007
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yohei Ichikawa
  • Patent number: RE41650
    Abstract: Two pairs of parallel substantial-cut or scored lines extend the length of a card stock sheet and short through-cut lines extend between each of the pairs to define two columns of business card blanks on the sheet. The sheet is passed through a laser or ink jet printer or copier, printing the desired identifying or other indicia on the blanks. The blanks are then separated along the substantial-cut and through-cut lines and the waste sheet portions at the ends, sides, and between the columns are disposed of. The business cards separate cleanly along the substantial-cut lines, superior to the microperforated business card separation lines. Even with the substantial-cut and full-cut lines, the card stock sheets have enough integrity to reliably pass through the printer without breaking apart. To make for a cleaner break (or business card edge) along the substantial-cut lines, the substantial-cut lines can be made by scoring cutting part way into the sheet on both opposing sheet faces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventor: Ghanshyam H. Popat