Next To Unitary Sheet Of Equal Or Greater Extent Patents (Class 428/55)
  • Patent number: 9120440
    Abstract: A shock absorber of a vehicle employing permanent magnets and electromagnets includes a first permanent magnet on an internal surface of a bumper face; a second permanent magnet on the front surface of a shock absorbing foam, which is installed on a front surface of the vehicle body and has the same polarity as the first permanent magnet; and an electromagnet on the internal surface of the shock absorbing foam, and has the same polarity as that of the second permanent magnet when the vehicle operating speed exceeds the standard vehicle speed, wherein the first permanent magnet and the second permanent magnet are respectively comprised of a plurality of partitioned magnet blocks; and their external surfaces are coated with rubber or synthetic resin thereby reducing damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Dongchun Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Song-Nam Son
  • Patent number: 8968854
    Abstract: Implementations of the present invention relate to systems, methods, and apparatus for manufacturing aesthetically pleasing architectural resin panels having a thick three-dimensional interlayer. In particular, at least one implementation includes a layup assembly that includes a decorative interlayer, positioned between resin sheets, that decorative interlayer comprising one or more three-dimensional decorative objects and one or more resin blocks. At least one implementation also includes a single-step lamination or pressing process that uses a combination of heat and pressure to melt the resin sheets and the resin blocks together, forming a decorative resin panel which includes the three-dimensional objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: 3form, LLC
    Inventors: Guillaume Martin, Charles H. Moore, Matthew T. Sutton
  • 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: 8865285
    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 analyzes 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: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: University of Maine System Board of Trustees
    Inventors: Habib J. Dagher, Eric D. Cassidy, Anthony M. Viselli
  • Publication number: 20140170363
    Abstract: A layered architectural water pervious concrete is provided. The concrete assembly includes a first layer of water pervious concrete preferably having 15%-25% void space capable of channeling water to the ground and underlying water table. Poured upon the pervious concrete layer, is a non-pervious concrete layer. Joints are formed through the non-pervious concrete layer, which preferably penetrates into the pervious concrete layer at least ¼ inch. Water flows from the top surface of the concrete assembly through the joints and into the porous concrete layer for distribution to the ground below.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: INTECRETE, LLC
    Inventor: MIKE GUNTHER
  • Patent number: 8709566
    Abstract: A lamination sheet includes a base film; a laminated material layer applied on the base film; and a cover film disposed on the laminated material layer, wherein the laminated material layer is interposed between the base film and the cover film and one edge of the base film comprising a base film removing tab extending beyond one edge of the laminated material layer and the base film removing tab not overlapping the laminated material layer; one edge of the cover film comprising a cover film removing tab extending beyond one edge of the laminated material layer and the cover film removing tab not overlapping the laminated material layer; and at least a part of the base film removing tab is formed not to overlap the cover film removing tab. A method for manufacturing a lamination sheet is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hoon Kim
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8663769
    Abstract: An oriented bamboo strand board and method for manufacturing the same are provided. The method includes: (a) cutting a bamboo stalk (4) into sections (6), and splitting each section (6) into 3-12 arc bamboo blanks (8) in the radial direction; (b) removing a outer surface part (10) and inner surface part (11) of the arc bamboo blank (8) by a thicknesser; (c) flaking the bamboo blank after removal of the outer surface part (10) and inner surface part (11) into bamboo flakes (14) with a thickness of 0.1-0.3 mm in the chordwise or substantially chordwise direction; (d) applying glue to the bamboo flakes (14) after drying, and orientedly spreading. The bamboo flakes have large width, break-resistance, good flatten characteristic and easy glue application, and the mechanical strength of produced oriented bamboo strand board is 1.5-1.6 times as much as that of the oriented bamboo strand board manufactured by radial flaking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Beijing New Building Material (Group) Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Shiyuan Zhang, Fangwen Zhang
  • Patent number: 8545956
    Abstract: An expandable insert assembly, method of making the same, and a vehicle structure are disclosed. A structure may include a wall defining at least a portion of a cavity, with the wall including an installation surface for the insert. The insert may include a substrate configured to be secured to the installation surface, with the substrate having a stiffness allowing the substrate to deflect relative to an initial shape. The insert further includes a plurality of discrete expandable elements secured to the substrate adjacent the installation surface. Each of the discrete expandable elements are formed of an expandable material and are secured to the substrate such that they do not affect the stiffness of the substrate prior to expansion of the expandable elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Sika Technology AG
    Inventor: Frank Hoefflin
  • Patent number: 8541085
    Abstract: New engineered wood products are provided by adding adhesives to alternating layers of bamboo and cork or other lignocellulostic or recycled materials and varied appearances are attained through the use of stains and the vertical or horizontal cuts applied to the products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: US Floors, Inc.
    Inventors: Piet V. Dossche, Philippe Erramuzpe
  • Patent number: 8501295
    Abstract: A drop cloth includes: a sheet of material having a length that is greater than its width; and a series of panels, each panel being connected to the sheet in series along the length of the sheet. The length may be substantially greater than the width. The panels are generally identical to one another and are equally spaced along the length of the sheet such that the spacing is sufficient for the sheet to be folded in-between adjacent panels such that the panes are stacked, the spacing between adjacent panels being about twice the thickness of each panel. The drop cloth can be used for protection against drips and spills when painting along a wall of a room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Zibra, LLC
    Inventors: Danny Sweeney, Michael Sherman, James Dale, William Lane Ball, Scott Pyle
  • Patent number: 8475901
    Abstract: A method and resulting multi-layered media product including a printed layer and a liner layer having inner surfaces adhered together with a clear poly material sandwiched therebetween. The multi-layered media product includes a first section separable from a remainder of the product and containing printed indicia thereon, a second section separable from a remainder of the product and having a removable printed label thereon, and a third section convertible to an envelope. The third section contains printed indicia on one side thereof and a window of the clear poly material on another side thereof. In operation, the sections of the multi-layered media product are separated and a labeled container can be placed in the envelope and the envelope sealed to prevent tampering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: John Michael Viavattine, Kurt Warren Jones
  • Patent number: 8414996
    Abstract: A simulated commodity tropical hardwood-based panel includes an engineered veneer face including a first wood from one or more sustainable sources of wood. The face has a dyed coloring, a simulated grain, or a dyed coloring and a simulated grain that is substantially similar to the coloring, grain, or coloring and grain of a tropical hardwood veneer. The panel further includes a back and a core disposed between the face and back. The face, the core and back are stacked and adhered together to form a laminated panel. The face of the simulated commodity tropical hardwood-based panel has an appearance that is substantially similar to the appearance of the face veneer of a commodity tropical hardwood-based panel that includes the tropical hardwood veneer. The panel comprises no tropical hardwood from a non-sustainable source of wood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Green Rev LLC
    Inventor: Paul D. Senior
  • Publication number: 20130078409
    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: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventor: Kevin Ryan
  • Publication number: 20130015568
    Abstract: Getter structure comprising at least one getter portion arranged on a support and including at least two adjacent getter material parts arranged on the support one beside the other, with different thicknesses and of which the surface grain densities are different from one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: Commissariat a I'energie atomique et aux ene alt
    Inventors: Christine FERRANDON, Xavier BAILLIN
  • Patent number: 8334041
    Abstract: A drop cloth includes: a sheet of material having a length substantially greater than its width; and a series of panels, each panel being connected to sheet along the length of the sheet. The panels are generally identical to one another and are equally spaced along the length of the sheet such that, when the drop cloth is applied to a staircase, a first panel of a pair of adjacent panels covers a horizontal section of the stairs and the other panel of the pair of adjacent panels covers a vertical section of the stairs, with a fabric area extending between the pair of adjacent panels and over a nose of a stair. The drop cloth can be used for protection against drips and spills when painting along a staircase. The drop cloth also can be used when painting along a wall of a room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Zibra, LLC
    Inventors: Danny Sweeney, Michael Sherman, James Dale, William Lane Ball, Scott Pyle
  • Publication number: 20120288658
    Abstract: A hot-melt adhesive unit of an adhesive bonding arrangement for adhesively bonding a first component, for example a vehicle window, to a second component, for example a vehicle frame, wherein the hot-melt adhesive unit contains a hot-melt adhesive body having a base region and a head region, and the hot-melt adhesive body is at least partially bounded laterally in the base region thereof by a casing, and projects with the head region thereof, the head region forming the adhesive bond, beyond the casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: Kraillinger Strasse 5
    Inventors: Jens NOAK, Egon WEZSTEIN
  • Patent number: 8273439
    Abstract: A release layer material of cyclic olefin copolymers (COC) applied in flexible electrical devices represented by Formula (I) or (II) is provided. The invention also provides a substrate structure including the release layer. The substrate structure includes a carrier, a release layer overlying the carrier with one or more blocks with a first area, wherein the release layer includes cyclic olefin copolymers (COC) represented by the disclosed Formula (I) or (II), and a flexible substrate overlying the release layer and the carrier with a second area, wherein the second area is larger than the first area and the flexible substrate has a greater adhesion force than that of the release layer to the carrier. The invention further provides a method for fabricating the substrate structure. In Formula (I) or (II), X is 30-70, X+Y is 100 and R is —H, —CH3 or —C2H5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Hsueh-Yi Liao, Chyi-Ming Leu, Chun-Wei Su
  • Patent number: 8247059
    Abstract: A two-color molding equipment for shaping a two-color molded product by placing a film in primary mold tool configured by a fixed mold and a movable mold, injecting a resin into a first cavity to shape a primary molded piece, shifting the primary molded piece provided with the film to secondary mold tool configured by the fixed mold and the movable mold, and injecting a resin into a second cavity to shape a secondary molded piece, wherein the first cavity is configured to shape the primary molded piece to be smaller than the film so that a part of the film protrudes from the primary molded piece, and a wall surface located at the protruding portion of the film to constitute the first cavity is provided with a convex portion that restricts mold shrinkage of the film protruding portion in the primary molded piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Nissha Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takeshi Nishimura
  • Patent number: 8216658
    Abstract: In a laminate, comprising at least one series of metal layers and fiber-reinforced plastic layers which are attached to one another, at least two different series are provided, these series including a transition, and at the location of the transition at least one of the internal layers is discontinuous and all the other layers are continuous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Fokker Aerostructures B.V.
    Inventors: Abdoel Faziel Rajabali, Willem Jan Nicolaas Ter Steeg
  • 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: 8158232
    Abstract: A chair pad has foldable panels for movement and shipment. A hard wood chair pad forms from multiple elongated rigid planks, processed like hardwood flooring. The chair pad provides a substantially rigid surface that folds easily for transport and shipping. The rigid planks utilized in the chair pad, similar to hardwood flooring planks, have sufficient thickness such that when they are bonded in an adjacent side by side abutting manner along the longer lengthwise edges similar to some hardwood flooring and further bonded to a backing in an adjacent side by side manner, the planks form a substantially rigid surface. The planks connect adjacently lengthwise along their long side edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: GFH Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Darryl S. Gold, Jeff Gold
  • Patent number: 8021738
    Abstract: There is provided a wear and impact resistant liner component (1) for use in mining and quarrying industries comprising a rubber matrix rigidly supported on a steel plate (2), said rubber matrix having been provided with a plurality of steel strips (3) spaced apart from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Tega Industries Limited
    Inventors: Imam Syed Yaver, Gour Das, Paul Biswadeep
  • Patent number: 8007893
    Abstract: Reinforcement structures and processes for forming same are provided, wherein the reinforcement structures are adapted for use in forming composite parts. The structures comprise a first reinforcement layer; a second reinforcement layer; and a flexible core layer comprising elongated fibers and a plurality of discrete bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: OCV Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventor: Georg Adolphs
  • Patent number: 8002330
    Abstract: An interior trim component includes an aerated skin layer and a glass-reinforced urethane substrate layer. A method for manufacturing an interior trim component is also disclosed. The method includes the steps of aerating a skin layer into a molding tool and depositing a glass-reinforced urethane substrate layer over the aerated skin layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Magna International Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis L. Arnold, Michael A. West, Robert J. Valcke
  • Publication number: 20110195218
    Abstract: An insulating panel comprises sheets (1, 2) with a body (3) of insulating foam between the sheets. The insulating material has a vacuum insulated panel (4) embedded therein. The panel is substantially thinner than corresponding panels without a vacuum insulated panel (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Inventors: James Carolan, Gregory Flynn
  • Publication number: 20110070392
    Abstract: An item for covering surfaces includes a body having a polygonal perimeter, which is defined by a visible face configured to face outwards and by an opposite laying face. Said body includes a bearing core made of a first material having a first specific weight, and a plurality of covering elements made of a second material having a second specific weight and fixed to at least the visible face according to a preselected pattern, the first specific weight being lower than the second specific weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Applicant: FLORIM CERAMICHE S.P.A.
    Inventor: Corrado Ferfoglia
  • Patent number: 7776177
    Abstract: A method for affixing covering products to building structures is described. The covering product includes a thermoplastic membrane, a layer in which a fabric that includes an adhesive coating, and a release liner. The layer is affixed to a primary surface of the membrane. After the covering product is transported to the building structure, the release liner is removed, and the covering produce is adhered to the building structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Inventor: Michael J. Hubbard
  • Patent number: 7765758
    Abstract: Reinforced wood flooring for truck trailers and containers and methods for making and using the same. A reinforced wood flooring may include a wood member. The wood member may include a plurality of wood strips that are attached together. The wood member may also have a top surface and a bottom surface. An essentially water impermeable underlay may be attached to the bottom surface of the wood member with a discontinuous layer of adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Rockland Flooring
    Inventors: Marc Chorney, Ziqiang Lu
  • Patent number: 7638018
    Abstract: A covering for a machine for the production of a fibrous web has, at least in some sections, a two-dimensional structure which is formed by a multiplicity of polymer-based regions which differ from each other at least in part by virtue of a different fraction of filler material and/or by virtue of a different type of filler material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Voith Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Arved H. Westerkamp, John Jeffery, Antony Morton
  • Patent number: 7615275
    Abstract: A flat material (10) for forming leadthroughs and including a first layer 911) formed of strip-shaped plates (14) adjoining each other along their narrow sides and separated from each other by a slot (15), a second layer (13) formed of an elastic material, and an intermediate layer (12) located between the first layer (11) and the second layer (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Christian Foerg, Herbert Muenzenberger, Heiri Nuesch
  • Patent number: 7597947
    Abstract: The invention relates to a veneered panel (1) having a supporting panel (2) and a veneer which is joined to at least one surface of the supporting panel (2). An overlay (4) is provided on the side of the veneer (3) facing away from the supporting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: Kaindl Flooring GmbH
    Inventor: Johannes Schuster
  • Publication number: 20090136703
    Abstract: An insulating panel comprises sheets (1, 2) with a body (3) of insulating foam between the sheets. The insulating material has a vacuum insulated panel (4) embedded therein. The panel is substantially thinner than corresponding panels without a vacuum insulated panel (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2006
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Inventors: James Carolan, Gregory Flynn
  • Patent number: 7507456
    Abstract: Cell walls (16) made of wood form a plurality of cells in which a filler material 18 (e.g. foam insulation) is received. Facing members (12, 14) are glued to the sides of the core structure (10). The grain of the wood cell walls (16) extend sideways of the core (10), such that in grain is directed towards the facing members (12, 14). This construction may be used to form logs (L) used for making log cabins, beams, columns, etc. It may also be used for constructing panels used to form furniture elements, such as desks, cabinets, etc., and for making doors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Inventor: Peter Sing
  • Patent number: 7504144
    Abstract: Multiple, single fiber webs, consisting of parallel fiber bundles and non-wovens connected by an adhesive thread grid, positioned on a common shaft for simultaneous unwinding. The single webs are dispensed under tension from a primary unwinding drum while, in the same process, an additional adhesive thread grid of non-woven or fiber mat is dispensed and, using tension winding, combined with the single webs into a homogeneous laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Inventor: Richard Pott
  • Publication number: 20090035493
    Abstract: In an image-forming method, a ribbon-shaped thermal transfer sheet with a dye layer and a protective material layer arranged side-by-side in the longitudinal direction is moved, and thermal energy is applied from a thermal head while arranging a recording medium to face the dye layer to thermally transfer the dye layer onto the recording medium to form an image. Thermal energy is applied while arranging the image to face the protective material layer to thereby form a protective layer on the image by thermal transfer. A ribbon-shaped surface-property-modifying sheet including a surface-property-modifying region for modifying the surface of the protective layer is moved, and the protective layer is aligned with the surface-property-modifying region of the surface-property-modifying sheet. Heat and pressure are applied from the thermal head and the surface-property-modifying sheet is detached after cooling to modify the surface condition of the protective layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaaki Murakami, Ken Higuchi, Yasushi Hirumi
  • Patent number: 7399510
    Abstract: A sandwich structure (2) comprising a core (20) and two facings (21, 22) between which the core is placed, the core (20) being formed from a mineral-fiber-based product (1) obtained by a process involving internal centrifugation combined with attenuation by a high-temperature gas stream, characterized in that the mineral fibers are crimped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Isover
    Inventors: Valerie Dupouy, Jean-Pierre Maricourt
  • Patent number: 7384675
    Abstract: A veneer laminated material formed by improving a laminated material formed in a plate or column shape by stacking a plurality of sheet-like veneers overlappingly with each other and adhering them to each other, and a method of manufacturing the veneer laminated material. The method comprises the steps of forming the veneers into parquet-like veneers formed by longitudinally arranging the plurality of divided small veneer pieces in a parquetry pattern continuously with each other, intersecting the fiber directions of the parquet-like veneers aslant with the longitudinal side ends of the parquet-like veneers, and laminating and forming the veneer laminated material by arranging the fiber directions of the parquet-like veneers adjacent to each other in a laminated layer cross section so as to be reversed to each other and intersected with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: Shimane Prefecture
    Inventor: Hiroshi Ohata
  • Publication number: 20070148394
    Abstract: A flat material (10) for forming leadthroughs and including a first layer (11) formed of strip-shaped plates (14) adjoining each other along their narrow sides and separated from each other by a slot (15), a second layer (13) formed of an elastic material, and an intermediate layer (12) located between the first layer (11) and the second layer (13).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Publication date: June 28, 2007
    Inventors: Christian Foerg, Herbert Muenzenberger, Heiri Nuesch
  • Patent number: 7029739
    Abstract: An elongated fibrous insulation blanket is pre-cut for custom fitting the insulation blanket into wall, floor, ceiling and roof cavities of different widths formed by the framework of a building. The blanket has at least one, preferably two or three, series of cuts extending between major surfaces of the blanket with successive cuts of each series of cuts being separated by a series of separable connectors located intermediate the major surfaces of the blanket. Each series of separable connectors hold together adjacent sections of the blanket for handling, but are separable by hand so that the blanket can be handled as a unit for insulating a cavity having a predetermined width or easily separated by hand into two or more sections at one or more of the series of separable connectors for insulating a cavity having a lesser width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Larry J. Weinstein, Robert J. Allwein
  • Patent number: 6933037
    Abstract: A three-layer asphalt composition shingle where the top layer is of a full width, a middle layer is less than the full width, and a bottom layer has a width shorter than the middle layer. The middle and top layers of the shingle have tabs and cutouts. The tabs of each such layer generally differ in some feature. Moreover, the corresponding tabs between the middle layer and top layer also differ with respect to some feature, such as a lengthwise size, a widthwise size, shape or in color. Each of the three layers includes color zones, and often plural color zones. The different tab features and the different color features of the various layers provide a high degree of randomness to enhance a visual appearance to a roof shingled with such type of shingles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Assignee: Tamko Roofing Products
    Inventors: Leonard D. McCumber, Randal J. Jolitz, Virginia K. Coleman
  • Patent number: 6902788
    Abstract: The present invention provides a heat-insulating structure using a fluff-like heat-insulating material such as cellulose insulation fibers, capable of allowing convenient handling and preventing a so-called settling-down phenomenon in which the top of the heat-insulating material will settle down with time. The heat-insulating structure comprises a plurality of strap-shaped partition members 2 arranged to define an array of heat-insulating segments therebetween, and cellulose insulation fibers filled in each of the heat-insulating segments. A surface member 3 such as an underlying member or a facing member may be adhesively attached to the exposed surface of the interleaved structure of the partition members and the heat-insulating segments filled with the cellulose insulation fibers to provide a discrete heat-insulating panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2005
    Assignee: Hikari Toshi Sougou Sekkei
    Inventor: Norio Suzuki
  • Patent number: 6896951
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for fabricating a decorative laminate panel, wherein the decorative laminate panel includes a decorative laminate layer and a core. The method is achieved by forming a decorative laminate of a predetermined size, placing the decorative laminate within a die cavity, injection molding the core within the die cavity while the decorative laminate remains within the die cavity to form a decorative laminate panel and releasing the formed decorative laminate panel from the die cavity. The invention further relates to a decorative laminate panel manufactured in accordance with the method defined above and a unitary edge profile member adapted for use in the fabrication of a compound injection molded decorative laminate panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Assignee: Premark RWP Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas J. Nelson
  • Patent number: 6860071
    Abstract: A stair tread having predetermined dimensions including a top and bottom that are at least substantially parallel and substantially planar that includes a nose strip extending the length of the stair tread, having a hardwood appearance at the top, and having an edge at the front that is shaped in cross-section from the top to the bottom to provide a nose to the stair tread, a base including a plurality of base strips having a first joint between each adjacent base strip, wherein the base extends the length of the tread and, together with the nose strip, extends from the front to the rear of the tread, and a separately formed cover strip disposed over the base and sized sufficiently to provide the appearance of hardwood on the top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Assignee: Weaber, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew G. Weaber, Galen G. Weaber, Jeffrey Winslow
  • Patent number: 6844058
    Abstract: An advanced floor mat is disclosed. In an embodiment of the present invention, the floor mat includes a cleanable portion. The floor mat may also include a water dissipation component, a water absorbing component, a cushioning component, customized graphics, a transparent cleanable portion, a tacky surface on the cleanable portion, an antibacterial composition, an antifungal composition, and a fragrance. The cleanable portion may be erodible and may include a plurality of cleanable reusable layers. If a tacky surface is included in the floor mat, an anti-slip feature may be associated with the tacky surface to help prevent slipping on a possibly wet tacky surface. The tacky surface may comprise a material with a dual chemistry such that the tacky surface is tacky both when dry and when wet. Additionally, a sensor system may be included in the floor mat to assist a user in identifying when the floor mat may require cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Assignee: Tech Mats, LLC
    Inventors: Ronald D. Blum, Bradley J. Blum, Dwight P. Duston, William Kokonaski, Peter W. Kopf
  • Patent number: 6764733
    Abstract: A roof membrane and a roof system employing a EPDM membrance which is compatible with a bituminous adhesive. The membrance includes an outer layer of polymeric layer such as EPDM bonded to a polyester protective layer which is in turn bonded to a fleecy material. This can be adhered to a roof deck surface using hot asphalt or bitumen which bonds the fleecy material to the roof deck in turn holding the EPDM in place. The polyester layer prevents the asphaltic material from attacking and dissolving the EPDM with the fleecy material providing good adhesion between the polyester and the EPDM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Assignee: Carlisle Management Company
    Inventor: Steven R. Clarke
  • Patent number: 6758567
    Abstract: A continuously formed, low profiled reflective pavement marker comprising a multiple, inclined, low profiled reflective portions, which are integrally connected by horizontally, positioned reflective sheeting. Each raised reflective portion integrally having multiple reflective cube corner elements within two defined inclined reflective faces. Each of the two opposite reflective faces are integrally supported by load carrying structural walls in a multi-directional manner, said load carrying structural walks define cell like areas within each inclined reflective face. A method of making said reflective marker is disclosed that includes the steps of sealing and coloring the lower portion of the reflective marking sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2004
    Inventor: Adl Attar
  • Patent number: 6748714
    Abstract: A trilaminate a trilaminate shingle, having a horizontal longitudinal orientation, includes an overlay sheet having series of tabs and cutouts extending horizontally across the shingle. The shingle also includes a middle sheet having a series of tabs and cutouts extending horizontally across the shingle. The middle sheet cutouts are narrower horizontally than the overlay cutouts. The shingle also includes an underlay sheet beneath the middle sheet. The middle sheet is laminated beneath the overlay so that portions of the middle sheet, including at least some of the middle sheet cutouts, are exposed through the overlay cutouts. The underlay is laminated beneath the middle sheet so that portions of the underlay are exposed through the middle sheet cutouts and through the overlay cutouts. The exposed portions of the underlay sheet are generally darker than the middle sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Assignee: Owens--Corning Fiberglas Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Bert W. Elliott
  • Patent number: 6734123
    Abstract: The invention is directed to applying a plurality of polyurethane coating layers to a knit, woven or non-woven fabric substrate, following by sealing of two of such coated substrates together by radio frequency sealing, hot air sealing, or ultrasonic sealing to form an improved air-holding restraint system, such as an air curtain or air bag with superior air-holding characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2004
    Assignee: Bradford Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Manuel J. Veiga, Richard J. Satin, Philip R. Rampolla, Leo Lizotte, Ryan Jennings
  • Patent number: 6689443
    Abstract: A dust control mat having a pile surface and a backing layer disposed beneath the pile surface. The pile surface includes segmented portions of pile-forming material salvaged from previously used mat structures and adhered to the backing layer in a predefined arrangement to define a contact surface of recycled material for use in removing dirt from the shoes of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Seiin Kobayashi, Thomas D. Nord, Akihito Suzuki