Three Or More Coplanar Interfitted Sections With Securing Means Patents (Class 428/53)
  • Patent number: 10828791
    Abstract: A human-cooperative industrial robot having a base unit and a movable unit movably provided on or above the base unit. The robot includes a protection member composed of a material with a rigidity lower than rigidities of the base unit and the movable unit, the protection member covering a circumference of at least the movable unit of the base unit and the movable unit; and a detector provided on at least either the base unit or the movable unit to detect an external force input through the protection member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Junya Fujita
  • Patent number: 10647473
    Abstract: A modular tank comprises one or more wall modules coupled together and one or more liner bags supported by the one or more wall modules for the containment of liquid, in particular water. The wall modules can be planar or curved and the edges of the wall modules are coupled together via joining members. The modular tank comprises one or more layers of the wall modules. One or more of the wall modules comprise a hole and the one or more liner bags, which can be coupled together, comprise one or more parts that protrude through the holes in the wall modules to support the liner bags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: GREENCO WATER PTY LTD
    Inventors: Nigel Blair, Simon McMahon
  • Patent number: 10323404
    Abstract: A connector includes an elongated member. The elongated member includes a longitudinal axis of the elongated member and further includes a top side and a bottom side. The top side includes a first planar surface and a second planar surface joined at 144 degrees from each other, wherein each of the first planar surface and the second planar surfaces are parallel to the longitudinal axis. The bottom side includes a third planar surface parallel to the longitudinal axis and oriented at an angle with the first planar surface, the angle selected from one of 108 degrees and 126 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventor: Martin P. Hedler
  • Patent number: 10207788
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are presented. The apparatus comprises a first unitary structure, a second unitary structure, and a number of joints between the first unitary structure and the second unitary structure. The first unitary structure has a plurality of T-shaped cross-sections. The second unitary structure has a plurality of T-shaped cross-sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Douglas Reinhard Ludin, Michael Joseph DeLuca, Peter Holemans
  • Patent number: 10179642
    Abstract: A composite structure with an integrated hinge is disclosed. In various embodiments, the composite structure includes a plurality of layers of fiber reinforced polymer material; and a hinge structure comprising one or more layers of bendably flexible hinge material a first region of which is interleaved between adjacent layers of said layers of fiber reinforced polymer material comprising the composite structure and bonded to said adjacent layers by bonding material comprising said composite structure, and a second region of which extends beyond said layers of fiber reinforced polymer material comprising the composite structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Kitty Hawk Corporation
    Inventors: Chris Van Pelt, James Joseph Tighe
  • Patent number: 10065128
    Abstract: A toy building set comprising a first and a second building element, wherein the first building element is provided with a first type of hinge part, and the second building element is provided with a second type of hinge part, wherein the first and second types of hinge parts are configured complementarily in such a way that the hinge parts on the first and second elements can be releasably interconnected to the effect that they form a hinged joint between the building elements, whereby the building elements can be mutually rotated about the common hinge axis defined at the hinged joint, wherein the toy building set further comprises at least one third building element comprising a third type of hinge part which is complementarily configured in such a way that the hinge parts on the first and third elements can be interconnected, whereby both the second type and the third type of hinge parts are provided with a toothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: LEGO A/S
    Inventors: Mikkel Schildknecht Hoè, Jan Ryaa
  • Patent number: 9831010
    Abstract: The invention provides a hydrogel network comprising a plurality of hydrogel objects, wherein each of said hydrogel objects comprises: a hydrogel body, and an outer layer of amphipathic molecules, on at least part of the surface of the hydrogel body, wherein each of said hydrogel objects contacts another of said hydrogel objects to form an interface between the contacting hydrogel objects. A process for producing the hydrogel networks is also provided. The invention also provides an electrochemical circuit and hydrogel component for mechanical devices comprising a hydrogel network. Various uses of the hydrogel network are also described, including their use in synthetic biology and as components in electrochemical circuits and mechanical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Oxford University Innovation Limited
    Inventors: John Hagan Pryce Bayley, Kunwar Tanuj Sapra
  • Patent number: 9151037
    Abstract: A panelized complex polyhedron structure can be constructed quickly and inexpensively from a plurality panels. The structure includes the plurality of panels and connecting features permitting an upper panel of the plurality of panels to overhang an adjacent lower panel of the plurality of panels. The upper panel overhangs to the adjacent lower panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Inventor: Martin P. Hedler
  • Patent number: 9012003
    Abstract: A composite seam system including a narrow weld bead joining two panels of fabric and a seam tape applied thereon. The applied seam tape comprises a top layer, a reinforcing layer and an adhesive layer melted through the reinforcing layer and connecting the top layer to the fabric panels over the weld bead. The narrow weld bead and the small seam allowance of the fabric panels it joins allows the seam tape to be secured over the weld bead to the fabric panels while lying in a flat plane. The use of a narrow reinforcing layer of woven polyester, nylon or non-woven ultra-fine fibrous material in the seam tape allows the seam tape to be flexible enough to move with the fabric it joins, reducing the incidence of tape edge abrasion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Patagonia, Inc.
    Inventor: Randy Harward
  • Publication number: 20150099083
    Abstract: A three-dimensional structure (1), which is made substantially of panel-shaped material blanks (3, 4, 5) is provided wherein adjacent material blanks are or can be each connected to one another by mutually opposing sides. At least two material blanks (3, 4, 5) which adjoin one another by opposing narrow sides can be detachably connected to one another without glue by at least one connection fitment (6) which (6) holds together the mutually adjoining narrow sides of the material blanks (3, 4, 5) by at least one screw connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Werner Spieth, Nikolaus Faller
  • Patent number: 8980395
    Abstract: A composite part includes a first composite section and a second composite section connected by a flexible section. The first composite section has a laminated structure including multiple layers of reinforcement material supported by a matrix material. The second composite section has a laminated structure including multiple layers of reinforcement material supported by a matrix material, and a flexible composite section joins the first composite section to the second composite section. The flexible composite includes multiple layers of a fabric material supported by a flexible elastomer. The multiple layers of the fabric material overlap with the first composite section and the second composite section by being layered in between at least a portion of the multiple layers of reinforcement material forming the laminated structures of the first composite section and the second composite section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Meggitt (Rockmart) Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy L. Ash, Louis Aúgusta Girard, Jr., Dennis Keith Moxley
  • Patent number: 8974891
    Abstract: Methods of forming ceramic matrix composite structures include joining at least two lamina together to form a flexible ceramic matrix composite structure. Ceramic matrix composite structures include at least one region of reduced inter-laminar bonding at a selected location between lamina thereof. Thermal protection systems include at least one seal comprising a ceramic matrix composite material and have at least one region of reduced inter-laminar bonding at a selected location between lamina used to form the seal. Methods of forming thermal protection systems include providing one or more such seals between adjacent panels of a thermal protection system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: COI Ceramics, Inc.
    Inventor: James A. Riedell
  • Patent number: 8955284
    Abstract: A structure including a structural member configured like a frame with four sides is disclosed. A closed cross-section structural member serving as a reinforcing material is provided in a crossing corner of the structural member. The closed cross-section structural member includes two horizontal portions separated from each other in a thickness direction of the structural member and extending in an in-plane direction of the structural member and two vertical portions one of which connects first ends of the two horizontal portions together and the other of which connects second ends of the two horizontal portions together. The closed cross-section structural member includes a first opening formed therein facing an inner-peripheral flat surface of the structural member and a second opening formed therein facing inside of the structural member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Coporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Seto, Takashi Matsuno, Eisaku Sakurada
  • Publication number: 20150037528
    Abstract: A method for making a decorative multilaminar veneer with accentuated curvilinear shapes consists of the steps of: obtaining sheets of wood from a log of wood or from a block of multilaminar wood; superimposing and permanently sticking the sheets of wood on top of one another to form a plurality of packets of sheets of wood; providing a plurality of male molds and at least one female countermold, wherein each male mold has a convex curvilinear profile with different curvature radiuses of one mold with respect to the other and wherein the female countermold has a concave curvilinear profile; arranging, pressing and permanently sticking together several packets, in sequence and superimposed, between the female countermold and in sequence the male molds to deform in a curvilinear manner the packets, replacing in sequence, upon the reaching of a preset height of the superimposed, joined and deformed packets a male mold with a profile with a greater curvature radius with a successive male mold with a profile with
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Alberto Penaforte, Lorenza Farina, Daniela Nisiro, Pasquale Carmellino
  • Patent number: 8916251
    Abstract: A towel having an elongated first body portion provided with a first width and extends in a generally vertical direction when used with a towel bar. The elongated first body portion includes a first end that is configured to be secured to the towel bar by use of an attachment member. The elongated first body portion also includes a second end that is coupled to a first drying portion, which has a second width that is greater than the first width of the elongated first body portion. The towel may also include a second body portion that extends over the towel bar and is positioned to lie generally parallel to the elongated first body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventor: Neeta Tvelil
  • Patent number: 8916252
    Abstract: A structural composite part made of pre-impregnated fiber plies. The edges of two adjacent fiber plies are connected via a longitudinal composite joint made structural by a nanostructure arranged within the composite joint. A method of producing a structural composite part made of pre-impregnated fiber plies. The edges of two adjacent fiber plies are connected via a longitudinal composite joint made structural by a nanostructure and an aircraft structure comprising such structural composite parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: SAAB AB
    Inventors: Per Hallander, Mikael Petersson, Bjorn Weidmann, Tommy Grankäll, Göte Strindberg, Pontus Nordin, Rustan Önnefors
  • Publication number: 20140370226
    Abstract: In one example embodiment, a panel assembly is provided that includes a first panel element having a first side edge to be attached to a communications rack, where the first panel element includes a first plurality of apertures proximate to the first side edge. The panel assembly also includes a second panel element having a second side edge to be attached to the communications rack, where the second panel element includes a second plurality of apertures proximate to the second side edge. The panel assembly also includes a third patch panel element provided between the first panel element and the second panel element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: George Glen Daniel Cole
  • Patent number: 8871321
    Abstract: A method of fabricating an ornamental purfling strip which has sufficient flexibility to be placed within a curved configuration. The ornamental purfling strips are sufficiently flexible to be placed, as a single unit, in curved channels which require the strip to bend. The flexibility results from a laminated structure comprising a layer of binding material overlain by an ornamental layer, with an adhesive or bonding agent attaching the layers together. The ornamental layer comprises a plurality of precisely placed breaks along its length. The binding material retains the individual fragments of the ornamental layer in the strip, but because the binding material comprises a flexible material, the layer of binding material is sufficiently flexible to allow the purfling strip to flex longitudinally and transversely. The ornamental layer may comprise organic shell material or synthetic materials such as synthetic opal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventor: Kevin Ryan
  • Patent number: 8852704
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Seizo Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 8822004
    Abstract: An apparatus for collecting make-up residue. One embodiment comprises a mat configured to collect the make-up residue. The mat includes a first side section and a second side section connected by a center section. The first side section and the second side section are able to open about the center section so that the mat lies substantially flat. This allows for collection of make-up residue that falls on top surface of the mat. The first side section and the second side section are also able to fold about the center section into a U-shape (or V-shaped) so that the make-up residue resting on the top surfaces of the first side section and the second side section falls toward the center section. When the make-up residue falls into the center section, the make-up residue may be poured from the center section, such as into a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Elizabeth Jayne Verdisco
  • 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: 8697216
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus for increasing durability of adhesively bonded joints in a sandwich structure. Such systems, methods, and apparatus includes an first face sheet and an second face sheet as well as an insert structure, the insert structure having a first insert face sheet, a second insert face sheet, and an insert core material. In addition, sandwich core material is arranged between the first face sheet and the second face sheet. A primary bondline may be coupled to the face sheet(s) and the splice. Further, systems, methods, and apparatus of the present disclosure advantageously reduce the load, provide a redundant path, reduce structural fatigue, and/or increase fatigue life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventors: Stanley S. Smeltzer, III, Eric C. Lundgren
  • Publication number: 20140079523
    Abstract: A laminate structure is provided. The laminate structure includes a plurality of laminate layers. The laminate structure also includes a joint interface. The joint interface includes a retention member at least partially disposed between any two of the plurality of laminate layers. Further, the retention member has an opening for receiving a pin retaining member. The retention member is configured to provide a surface for transitioning the pin retaining member to the laminate structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff A. Jensen, Kevin Martin, Benjamin Nelson, Aaron Amstutz
  • Patent number: 8617683
    Abstract: A decorative assembly and a kit for creating a plurality of decorative assemblies including at least one foundation piece, at least one fanciful element and at least one connector to couple the fanciful element to the foundation piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Inventor: Aubren M. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8603601
    Abstract: A turf underlayment layer for supporting an artificial turf assembly includes a plurality of panels assembled together, each panel being made from a plurality of polyolefin beads bonded together, each panel further including a core, a top side having a plurality of projections, and a bottom side having a plurality of projections, the top projections forming top side water drainage channels and the bottom projections forming bottom side water drainage channels, the panels having edges, at least one of the panel edges having at least one drainage projection, the drainage projection spacing the abutting panel edges apart, with the resultant spacing of the edges of abutting panels forming a drainage path at the intersection of the abutting panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Brock USA, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Lee Sawyer, Daniel C. Sawyer, Richard R. Runkles
  • Patent number: 8597754
    Abstract: A turf underlayment layer for supporting an artificial turf assembly includes a plurality of panels assembled together, each panel being made from a plurality of polyolefin beads bonded together, each panel further including a core, a top side having a plurality of projections, and a bottom side having a plurality of projections, the top projections forming top side water drainage channels and the bottom projections forming bottom side water drainage channels, the panels having edges, with the abutment of the edges of adjacent panels defining a water flow connector slot at the intersection of abutting panels, thereby providing a path for the flow of water from the bottom side water drainage channels of one panel to the bottom side water drainage channels of an abutting panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Brock USA, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Lee Sawyer, Daniel C. Sawyer, Richard R. Runkles
  • Patent number: 8597755
    Abstract: A resin welded body where a first resin part that is absorbent with respect to laser light and a second resin part that is transparent with respect to laser light are fitted together and the laser light is emitted to a predetermined position from the side of the second resin part to weld together the first and the second resin parts and form a joint portion between both resin parts, wherein on either the first or the second resin part there is disposed a projection that comes into contact with the other resin part during the welding and regulates the sinking amount at the joint portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Seizo Fujimoto, Takafumi Hara, Shinsuke Asada, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Masaaki Taruya
  • Publication number: 20130316118
    Abstract: A structural reinforcement includes a plurality of individual reinforcing elements. Each of the plurality of reinforcing elements includes a first end segment, a second end segment and an intermediate segment between the first and second end segments. A support engages the plurality of individual reinforcing elements along the intermediate segments and holds the elements in parallel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: The University of Kentucky Research Foundation
    Inventors: Issam Elias Harik, Nisal Abheetha Peiris, Drew Christian Thompson, David Cambron Murray, Clayten Nicholas Greenwell
  • Patent number: 8592020
    Abstract: To achieve further weight reduction and thinning of a seat structure. A configuration in which a side frame cover 212 composed of a laminated body 1 provided with a planar member made of cloth and planar members made of synthetic resin laminated on both sides of the planar member made of cloth via adhesive agent and formed in a predetermined shape is joined to a side frame base body 211 composed of a metal member is obtained. Therefore, the thickness of the metal member used can be reduced by an amount corresponding to a strength the laminated body compensates for, which results in achievement of further weight reduction from a conventional structural member composed of only metal members that are used at the same site. Further, when an impact force is applied, the impact force can be consumed as a force that causes delamination of the laminated body from the metal member at a portion where they are joined via the adhesive agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Delta Tooling Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Etsunori Fujita, Yasuhide Takata, Yumi Ogura
  • Publication number: 20130309435
    Abstract: A load-bearing composite structure for connection to a support body or structure. The load-bearing structure includes a load-bearing element that is made up of continuous reinforcing fibers and a resin matrix. The load-bearing element has an attachment portion for connection to the support body. The load-bearing composite structure further includes a connection element that is formed using a molding material which is composed of discontinuous fibers and a resin matrix. The molding material is molded over the surface of the attachment portion of the load-bearing element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: HEXCEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Bruno Boursier
  • Patent number: 8568840
    Abstract: An underlayment layer is configured to support an artificial turf assembly. The underlayment layer comprises a core with a top side and a bottom side. The top side has a plurality of spaced apart, upwardly oriented projections that define channels suitable for water flow along the top side of the core when the underlayment layer is positioned beneath an overlying artificial turf assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Brock USA, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Lee Sawyer, Daniel C Sawyer, Richard R Runkles
  • Patent number: 8518511
    Abstract: A composite seam system including a narrow weld bead joining two panels of fabric and a seam tape applied thereon. The applied seam tape comprises a top layer, a reinforcing layer and an adhesive layer melted through the reinforcing layer and connecting the top layer to the fabric panels over the weld bead. The narrow weld bead and the small seam allowance of the fabric panels it joins allows the seam tape to be secured over the weld bead to the fabric panels while lying in a flat plane. The use of a narrow reinforcing layer of woven polyester, nylon or non-woven ultra-fine fibrous material in the seam tape allows the seam tape to be flexible enough to move with the fabric it joins, reducing the incidence of tape edge abrasion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Patagonia, Inc.
    Inventor: Randy Harward
  • Patent number: 8518519
    Abstract: A sill cover includes an elongated sill cover main body, a plurality of hinges, a plurality of attachments and a linking portion. The plurality of hinges is foldably provided along a longitudinal direction of the sill cover main body. The plurality of attachments is connected to the plurality of hinges and shifts to a vehicle mounting position according to folding of the plurality of hinges. The linking portion links three attachments among the plurality of attachments to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: FALTEC Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ryuji Kubo
  • Publication number: 20130199120
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a semi product for building panels or structural elements comprising several wood lamellas (5) fixed by distance elements (4), a building panel with such a semi product and a method of producing the semi product and the building panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: Välinge Innovation AB
    Inventor: Välinge Innovation AB
  • Patent number: 8491979
    Abstract: Flexlock non-textile fabrics use intimately linked elements that are formed from formable, preferably solid phase forgeable materials into generally triangular shapes with hinging connection features along edges of a generally triangular overall shape. These hinging connection portions permit other elements to rotate about axes that intersect at intersections. Buttressing portions are located near these intersections and include cylindrical or conical shapes that abut the buttressing portions of adjacent formed elements. This abutting can occur even when adjacent elements are rotated or twisted out of a common plane. Connection portions include direct formed engagements with knuckles of the other elements. These connection portions and the engaged knuckles can include headed pintles, axles, or oppositely facing conical protrusions, and may be configured to permit the non-textile fabric to bend on itself within its own thickness without undue strain on the connection features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Samsonite IP Holdings S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Robert L. Bromley, Gregory W. O'Connor
  • Publication number: 20130164479
    Abstract: A touch panel frame structure is provided and includes a first frame including positioning grooves, a second frame covered by the first frame, a third frame, and an adhesive layer. The second frame includes first fixing portions located in the positioning grooves. The third frame includes a body portion, a supporting portion located on an inner edge of the body portion, and positioning boards. Each of the positioning boards is connected to the body portion and is coupled to one of the positioning grooves. Each of the positioning boards includes a plurality of second fixing portions. Each of the second fixing portions is fastened to one of the first fixing portions, such that each of the positioning boards is detachably fixed in one of the positioning grooves. The adhesive layer is located on the supporting portion to adhere a touch panel assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: CHUNGHWA PICTURE TUBES, LTD.
    Inventors: Wen-Chin Lo, Chi-Sheng Lin
  • Patent number: 8470425
    Abstract: The plurality of pieces of low density cellular material, such as foam plastics, form a core panel having opposite side surfaces and with adjacent pieces having opposing edge surfaces extending between the side surfaces. Sheets of flexible material, such as veils or mats or scrim, are adhesively attached to the side surfaces, and portions of one sheet extend between the opposing adjacent edge surfaces for limiting flexing of the panel. The pieces may be tapered, and portions of the one sheet may project between the edge surfaces either partially or fully to form double wall webs. The webs may have flanges adhesively attached to the other sheet on the opposite side. One sheet may also be stretchable in areas not adhesively attached to the pieces to provide for curving the panel from a planar position maintained by the sheet on the opposite side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Stephen W. Day, Michael S. Sheppard, Frederick Stoll, Danny Tilton
  • Patent number: 8465821
    Abstract: A floor panel with a coating structure is described, said floor panel has improved fire protection properties. For this purpose, a fire-resistant layer is built into to layered structure of the panel and a coating is provided along the edges of the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Berry Finance N.V.
    Inventor: Eddy Boucke
  • Patent number: 8460774
    Abstract: A splice tape for a thermally imaging web. A polymer tape layer, which is thin and strong, has an adhesive layer on its lower side and a thermally imaging composition on its upper side. The thermally imaging composition is similar to the thermal imaging layer on the web. When two ends of a web are joined, the splice tape is placed thereon to join the two ends. The splice tape may be printed at the same time as the web. The thinness of the splice allows the printing to be consistent at the splice, minimizing blank areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Appleton Papers Inc.
    Inventor: James Clifford Bethe
  • 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: 20130104485
    Abstract: A floor panel includes a substrate and a top layer provided on the substrate. The top layer is composed of a print and a transparent thermoplastic layer having a thickness of 0.5 mm or less and is situated above the print. The floor panel, at least on two opposite edges, is provided with a straight or curved chamfer extending to below the global level of the print.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: FLOORING INDUSTRIES LIMITED, SARL
    Inventors: Laurent Meersseman, Luc Vanhastel
  • Publication number: 20130087656
    Abstract: An aircraft interior equipment component (10) with a frame (12) which comprises two rigid frame sections (14a-h) and a joint (16a-h) connecting the rigid frame sections (14a-h) to one another, and with a sheetlike section (18) which is supported by the frame (12) and is formed by a flexible and/or foldable membrane (20) connected to the frame (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventor: Stephan Hoetzeldt
  • Patent number: 8377536
    Abstract: A method of joining laminate panels includes providing at least two laminate panels and joining together the seam areas of the at least two laminate panels by forming at least one seam. Each laminate panel includes at least one layer of textile material having a first thickness in a non-seam area and a second thickness in a seam area. The second thickness is less than the first thickness. An article of manufacture includes at least two laminate panels joined together at the seam areas of the at least two laminate panels by forming at least one seam. Each laminate panel includes at least one layer of textile material having a first thickness in a non-seam area and a second thickness in a seam area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventor: Nick Cienski
  • Patent number: 8361583
    Abstract: A welded joint for structural component having two or more portions fused together at a weld line. An adhesive layer is placed between the two or more portions at the location of the weld line and a conductor is placed between the two or more portions in operable contact with the adhesive. Energy is transmitted through the conductor and into the adhesive layer to activate the adhesive layer and create the weld line that defines the welded joints between the two or more portions. The welded joint of the structural component allows energy to be injected into the adhesive layer via the conductor in order to cause the adhesive layer to activate from the inside of the adhesive outward. The conductor can be placed adjacent the adhesive layer or within the adhesive layer in order to cause the adhesive to be activated from the inside outward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Magna International Inc.
    Inventors: David Scott Dyke, Jeremy Alan Panasiewicz, Steven Grgac
  • Publication number: 20130017354
    Abstract: Flexlock non-textile fabrics use intimately linked elements that are formed from formable, preferably solid phase forgeable materials into generally triangular shapes with hinging connection features along edges of a generally triangular overall shape. These hinging connection portions permit other elements to rotate about axes that intersect at intersections. Buttressing portions are located near these intersections and include cylindrical or conical shapes that abut the buttressing portions of adjacent formed elements. This abutting can occur even when adjacent elements are rotated or twisted out of a common plane. Connection portions include direct formed engagements with knuckles of the other elements. These connection portions and the engaged knuckles can include headed pintles, axles, or oppositely facing conical protrusions, and may be configured to permit the non-textile fabric to bend on itself within its own thickness without undue strain on the connection features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: Samsonite IP Holdings S.a r.l.
    Inventors: Robert L. Bromley, Gregory W. O'Connor
  • Patent number: 8349428
    Abstract: A part for an appliance, such as a surface cleaning apparatus, a method of making the part, and a method of disassembling the part are disclosed. The part comprises at least first and second plastic members resistively welded together. In some embodiments, the plastic members define a fluid flow cavity, such as a portion of the air flow path through the surface cleaning apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: G. B. D. Corp.
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Patent number: 8287979
    Abstract: A flooring system comprising a carrying panel with edges, said edges being provided with means for joining. The carrying panel is further being provided with an upper side and a lower side. The flooring system comprises a plurality of panels where each panel is provided with an upper decorative surface. The flooring system comprises panels with at least two of decorative surface selected from the group consisting of a thermosetting composite, a thermoplastic composite, an elastomeric foil, a thermoplastic foil, a metal sheet, a fabric, a mineral and a mineral composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Pergo (Europe) AB
    Inventors: Sven Kornfalt, Peter Ringo, Anja Lindstedt, Kent Akerman
  • Patent number: 8287978
    Abstract: A flooring system comprising a carrying panel with edges, said edges being provided with means for joining. The carrying panel is further being provided with an upper side and a lower side. The flooring system comprises a plurality of panels where each panel is provided with an upper decorative surface. The flooring system comprises panels with at least two of decorative surfaces selected from the group consisting of: a thermosetting composite, a thermoplastic composite. an elastomeric foil, a thermoplastic foil, a metal sheet, a fabric, a mineral and a mineral composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Pergo (Europe) AB
    Inventors: Sven Kornfalt, Peter Ringo, Anja Lindstedt, Kent Akerman
  • Patent number: 8268432
    Abstract: A composite structure such as a carbon-fiber surgical table width extender includes a fiber-resin composite body and outer surface protective elements. The protective elements are adhered to the body during curing of the body's thermosetting binding matrix at a given temperature and pressure. The protective elements can include stainless steel elements and thermosetting elements which can be deformably thermoplastic and non-liquid, and simultaneously thermoset at this same temperature and pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Inventor: Roger J. Malcolm
  • Publication number: 20120231200
    Abstract: A structure including a structural member (1) configured like a frame with four sides is disclosed. A closed cross-section structural member (4) serving as a reinforcing material is provided in a crossing corner (2) of the structural member (1). The closed cross-section structural member (4) includes two horizontal portions (5) separated from each other in a thickness direction of the structural member (1) and extending in an in-plane direction of the structural member (1) and two vertical portions (6) one of which connects first ends of the two horizontal portions (5) together and the other of which connects second ends of the two horizontal portions (5) together. The closed cross-section structural member (4) includes a first opening (7) formed therein facing an inner-peripheral flat surface (1a) of the structural member (1) and a second opening (8) formed therein facing inside of the structural member (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventors: Atsushi Seto, Takashi Matsuno, Eisaku Sakurada