Continuous Sectional Layer Patents (Class 428/56)
  • Patent number: 10259975
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an easy, scalable method, relying on conventional and unconventional techniques, to incorporate tilt in the fabrication of synthetic polymer-based dry adhesives mimicking the gecko adhesive system. These dry, reversible adhesives demonstrate anisotropic adhesion properties, providing strong adhesion and friction forces when actuated in the gripping direction and an initial repulsive normal force and negligible friction when actuated in the releasing direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: The Administrators of the Tulane Educational Fund
    Inventors: Noshir Pesika, Kejia Jin
  • Patent number: 9593493
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multilayer lining plate (100) for essentially horizontal support surfaces such as floors or floor coverings, comprising a main layer (1), including at least one part made of a rigid or semi-rigid material, and a ductile or flexible upper decorative layer (2). The lining plate comprises in the perimeter of the main layer (1) a ductile machinable portion (3) that can be machined to form a connecting profile for the connection of the plate with other plates. The machinable portion (3) is preferably made of medium-density fiberboard (MDF), a wood-plastic composite (WPC) material or polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and the main layer is of magnesium oxide, fibrocement or mortar with perlite and vermiculite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: EURO TRADE FLOORING, S.L.
    Inventors: David Granados Pelaez, Luis Fernandez Lopez
  • Patent number: 9409439
    Abstract: A three dimensional visual element includes a decal or other device to simulate a crack or break within the wall on which the visual elements is mounted. The visual element also includes a functional feature, such as a light, shelf support, or electronic device. A three dimensional representation of a soccer ball is provided wherein the soccer ball is surrounded by a clear plastic decal having a cracking so as to represent cracks within the wall on which the device is mounted. Within the shell of the soccer ball, are lighting elements which allow the device to be used as a nightlight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: 3D Lighting FX Inc.
    Inventor: Tom P. Wegrzyn
  • Patent number: 9359809
    Abstract: A garage door and faux window façade assembly includes a door panel adapted to be mounted in a garage door opening partially defined by an overhead door structure, a triangularly-shaped clearance area defined by a first line segment substantially coplanar with a forwardly-facing surface of the door panel, and second and third line segments defined by a path of the overhead door structure relative to the door panel as the door panel moves between a closed position and an open position, wherein the second line segment is proximate the upper edge of the door panel and the third line segment is proximate the lower edge of the door panel, the clearance area is adapted to be free from abutment with the overhead door structure as the door panel moves between a closed position and an open position, and wherein the clearance area includes a forward portion area defined by the first and second line segments and a ? inch line that extends perpendicularly from the first line segment and intersecting the second line segme
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Lacks Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Trevor Richardson, Lee A. Chase
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140065342
    Abstract: A textile semi-finished product for a textile fiber composite structure is produced by a method wherein roving pieces (2, 4, 7, 10, 11, 12) with a defined length and width are deposited at a defined position depending on the end product and overlapping. The roving pieces (2, 4, 7, 10, 11, 12) are arranged and fixed with one end at a defined angle to a reference axis adjacent to one another on a plastically deformable flat carrier material (1, 6). After depositing a first row of roving pieces (2, 4, 7, 10, 11, 12), the depositing of the roving pieces (2, 4, 7, 10, 11, 12) in following rows takes place such that the ends of the roving pieces that are in each case not connected to the carrier material (1, 6) overlap the previously deposited roving pieces (2, 4, 7, 10, 11, 12) in the manner of roof tiles or scales, the roving pieces not being connected to one another to ensure a mutual displaceability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2011
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: F.A. KUMPERS GmbH & Co. KG.
    Inventor: Irene Brockmanns
  • Publication number: 20140023515
    Abstract: Method of manufacturing a fibre-reinforced composite moulding, the method comrisinci the steps of: (a) disposing at least one layer of fibrous reinforcing material within a mould; (b) disDosing at least one pre-preg layer adjacent to the fibrous reinforcing material, the pre-preg layer comprising fibrous reinforcement at least partially impregnated with uncured first resin material, to form a laminar assembly of the at least one layer of fibrous reinforcing material and the at least one pre-preg layer within the mould; (c) applying a vacuum to the assembly; (d) infusing a flowable uncured second resin material, under the vacuum, into the at least one layer of fibrous reinforcing material: and (e) curing the first and second resin materials at least partially simultaneously to form the fibre-reinforced composite moulding which comprises at least one first structural portion formed from the fibrous reinforcement and the cured first resin material bonded to at least one second structural portion formed from the
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: Gurit (UK) Ltd.
    Inventor: Daniel Thomas JONES
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20130164480
    Abstract: An elastic laminate sheet comprising a laminate comprising an elastomer layer and a nonwoven fabric provided on at least one surface of the elastomer layer, wherein low elastic laminate part and high elastic laminate part are alternatingly provided in one direction to form the laminate, and the low elastic laminate part and the high elastic laminate part both have a first bonding region where the elastomer layer and the nonwoven fabric are bonded and a second bonding region where the elastomer and the nonwoven fabric are bonded more weakly than at the first bonding region, and a total surface area of the first bonding region in the low elastic laminate part is larger than a total surface area of the first bonding region in the high elastic laminate part, and a ratio of an elastic modulus of the low elastic laminate part to an elastic modulus of the high elastic laminate part is more than 1 and not more than 7.5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Hiroshi Sakurai, Takeshi Yamada, Hirofumi Hosokawa
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130139494
    Abstract: A method for protecting a component of a hydraulic machine against erosion comprises steps involving preparing, in the flat state, several sheets of polymerised synthetic material, in applying a coat of adhesive to one side of each sheet 300 and in laying the sheets on the surface of the component that is to be covered with the layer of coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: ALSTOM HYDRO FRANCE
    Inventor: Serge Prigent
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120328819
    Abstract: A narrow prepreg sheet 20N is bonded along a ridge C, and wide prepreg sheet 20W is bonded to other portions, whereby the wide prepreg sheet 20W having no cut line is bonded to both side portions of the ridge C. In a portion in which a spar 10 is curved, the narrow prepreg sheet 20N is bonded in an axial direction of the spar 10 while divided into plural pieces, and a length of the narrow prepreg sheet 20N is adjusted according to a radius of curvature of the curved portion in the axial direction of the spar 10, whereby various radii of curvature are easily dealt with.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideto Motohashi, Yoshifumi Hosokawa
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120244307
    Abstract: A silicon carbide substrate includes: a base substrate having a diameter of 70 mm or greater; and a plurality of SiC substrates made of single-crystal silicon carbide and arranged side by side on the base substrate when viewed in a planar view. In other words, the plurality of SiC substrates are arranged side by side on and along the main surface of the base substrate. Further, each of the SiC substrates has a main surface opposite to the base substrate and having an off angle of 20° or smaller relative to a {0001} plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tsutomu HORI, Shin Harada, Taro Nishiguchi, Makoto Sasaki, Hiroki Inoue, Shinsuke Fujiwara
  • Publication number: 20120177861
    Abstract: An energy absorbing panel containing a pair of generally parallel spaced apart rigid end plates having a stiffness of at least about 200 N-m and a plurality of fabric layers extending between the rigid end plates oriented in a z-axis direction defined as being perpendicular to the rigid end plates. Each fabric layer contains a plurality of monoaxially drawn, thermoplastic fibers. The plurality of fabric layers are fused together forming a bonded structure. Methods of making the energy absorbing panel are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventors: Howell B. Eleazer, Heather J. Hayes, Yunzhang Wang
  • Patent number: 8206801
    Abstract: A buffer board for a treadmill includes a bamboo strip portion and an endurable slide plate. The bamboo strip portion is composed of at least one longitudinal bamboo strip and at least one transverse bamboo strip. The longitudinal bamboo strip and the transverse bamboo strip are crosswise knitted to constitute a woven bamboo plate. The woven bamboo plate can be stacked one by one to constitute a stack of woven bamboo plates in a desired thickness for enhancing the strength of the buffer board. The longitudinal bamboo strips connected side by side and the transverse bamboo strips connected side by side are stacked up to constitute a laminated bamboo board. The upper woven bamboo plate or the laminated bamboo board is attached with the endurable slide board. After being applied with a press force, the surface of the endurable slide board is formed with concave-convex massage pattern according to the pattern of the woven bamboo plate or the laminated bamboo board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Inventor: Huang-Tung Chang
  • Patent number: 8163379
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sandwich structure with a core element in honeycomb form and outer layers with carbon fiber and glass fiber layers, the glass fiber layers being applied to the outer sides of the sandwich structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Airbus Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Doecker, Florian Macke, Klaus Schoote, Jens Wieting
  • Publication number: 20110312377
    Abstract: A print medium configured to be printed on by a pagewidth printhead in a print direction. The print medium includes: a laminar substrate defining first and second opposite faces; a data track containing first information encoded in accordance with a linear encoding scheme, the data track extending in a linear read direction across a portion of the first face of the print medium, the read direction being oriented at between 45 and 135 degrees with respect to the print direction; and a plurality of contiguous tags tiled across the laminar substrate. Each of the tags identifies second information and a two-dimensional coordinate position on the laminar substrate. Each of the tags is encoded in accordance with a second encoding scheme distinct from the linear encoding scheme. The information is indicative of the second information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2011
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Inventors: Kia Silverbrook, Paul Lapstun, Tobin Allen King
  • 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: 20110211943
    Abstract: A panelled assembly has a spacer 26 of cuboid, or rectangular prism, shape located between adjacent first panels 16 in order to maintain separation of the panels 16 at a desired minimum distance during mounting of the panels. During installation, the spacer 26 abuts the first side edge 16b of one panel, and then the second side edge 16d of the circumferentially adjacent panel is made to abut the opposed side of the spacer. This results in an axially extending gap 28 of a constant width between adjacent first panels 16. Similarly, spacers 26 are located between adjacent second panels 18, adjacent third liner panels 20, adjacent fourth panels 22 and adjacent panels 24 as the panels are installed to make up the assembly. This results in axially extending gaps 28, each of a constant width, between circumferentially adjacent panels. The material from which the spacers are made is substantially the same as filler material which is used to fill the gaps between adjacent panels caused by the presence of the spacers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Applicant: ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
    Inventors: Paul S. BELBECK, Paul R. WALTON, Richard H. EVANS
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20100297380
    Abstract: A longitudinal sandwich element including a core of binder fixed mineral wool lamellae assembled in a side by side relationship extending in the longitudinal direction of the sandwich element, the core having two major surfaces substantially parallel to each other, and two end surfaces substantially perpendicular to the major surfaces and parallel to each other and two side surfaces interconnecting the major surfaces and the end surfaces, where the mineral wool fibers are mainly perpendicular to the major surfaces, and at least one sheet is attached to at least one of the major sides of the core, and at least one of the two side surfaces is provided by one or more side lamellae, and where at least one of the side surfaces has been formed as a cut section into the one or more side lamella(s), the cut section fitting into a mating cut section of one or more other side lamella(s) of an adjacent sandwich element, and where each side lamella has a varying density and the cut section is in the region with the highe
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2007
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Inventors: Arkadiusz Szakola, Peter Nowack
  • Publication number: 20100215887
    Abstract: The present invention provides a high-quality multilayer thermoplastic-resin-reinforced sheet material having excellent mechanical properties and drapeability in which a thermoplastic resin excellent in recycling efficiency and shock resistance is used as a matrix; a method for efficiently producing the multilayer thermoplastic-resin-reinforced sheet material in a short time; and a thermoplastic-resin multilayer reinforced molding formed of the multilayer thermoplastic-resin-reinforced sheet material, in which the high quality and the mechanical properties are maintained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2007
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Applicant: FUKUI PREFECTURAL GOVERNMENT
    Inventor: Kazumasa Kawabe
  • Publication number: 20100209651
    Abstract: A method for producing a composite structure and a composite structure obtained by the method is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Applicant: LM GLASFIBER A/S
    Inventors: Tommy Mikkelsen, Morten Stage
  • Patent number: 7651751
    Abstract: A building board for use as a ceiling or wall element in house building is characterized by a plurality of OSBs which are disposed side by side and are bonded together in multiple layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Kronotec AG
    Inventors: Joachim Hasch, Stefan Gottfried
  • Patent number: 7625332
    Abstract: A composite netting is used for wrapping bales with a baling machine. The composite netting includes a continuous netting component, and a discontinuous, breathable material component. The breathable material component is partially attached to the netting material. In some embodiments, the breathable material is attached only along the leading edge of each breathable material panel. As a result of the attaching technique the stretching properties of the netting are not transferred to the breathable material. Thus, each component of the netting retains its individual properties. Each bale is initially wrapped with about one wrapping of netting material, followed by about one wrapping of breathable material and a partially attached net that is continuous from the first section. After this, one or more additional netting layers may be applied if desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Tama Plastic Industry
    Inventors: Nissim Mass, Tsafrir Lior, Hagai Paz, Yuval Lieber, Zvi Paz
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20090202776
    Abstract: A fiber reinforced core panel having a first side and an opposing second side. The core panel contains a series of adjacent low density strips having at least three faces and having a length to width aspect ratio of at least 5:1. The longitudinal axis of the low density strips are substantially parallel and the cross-section of each strip has a major face, a first edge face, and a second edge face. The major face of each strip is disposed within the first or second side of the core panel and the major face of each strip is disposed within an opposite face of the core panel than the major face of the adjacent strips. The core panel also contains a continuous fibrous reinforcement sheet which is threaded through the low density strips such that the fibrous reinforcement sheet is disposed between adjacent strips and adjacent to the major faces of the low density strips.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2008
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Inventors: Anthony S. Brandon, Ryan W. Johnson, James A. Renninger
  • Patent number: 7556855
    Abstract: An impact resistant device is provided comprising a support matrix and a plurality of energy absorbing elements operatively connected to the support matrix, each element comprising at least one ceramic material and at least one strain rate sensitive material. The impact resistant device can be worn as body armor to protect the wearer from high velocity projectiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignees: The Johns Hopkins University, University of North Texas
    Inventors: Paul J. Biermann, Jack C. Roberts, Richard Reidy
  • Publication number: 20090160337
    Abstract: There is provided a film for improving contrast, the film including a plurality of stripes each having a section in the shape of one of a trapezoid, a triangle, with a decreasing width from a surface of the film to an inner portion of the film, a rectangle, and a parallelogram, having a constant width from the surface of the film to the inner portion of the film. In a cross-sectional view cut along a thickness direction of the film, a line connecting an inner edge of an inner portion of one stripe with an inner edge of an outer portion of another adjacent stripe forms a shielding angle of 15 to 50° with a normal line perpendicular to a surface of the film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2007
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Inventors: Sang-Hyun Park, Yeon-Keun Lee, Jung-Doo Kim, Jong-Hun Kim, Hae-Sung Cho
  • Patent number: 7527846
    Abstract: A joint construction in a laminate of, alternately, at least two metal layers and at least one plastic layer accommodated between them comprises metal layers which each have at least two sections. The two sections of at least one outer metal layer overlap one another and are fixed to one another at the location of the overlap by means of an adhesive. Each metal layer has overlapping sections which are fixed to one another by an adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Fokker Aerostructures B .V.
    Inventor: Gerardus Hubertus Joannes Jozeph Roebroeks
  • 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: 20080211669
    Abstract: A panel having a central panel element formed of a composite material, having peripheral edges formed of a weldable material, such as steel. In one form, the panel element is rectangular, and the panel element on two of its opposite edges have a corrugated profile, while the other two of its opposite edges have a linear profile. Multiple panels may be joined together by welding at the peripheral edges, to form a secure container. The composite material of the panel element in some forms, includes intrusion sensors, for example including optical fiber pathways at electrically conductive pathways, as well as processors for effecting data transfer and analyses and secure communications. In some embodiments, the electrically conductive pathways include one or more bypass resistors to produce a different circuit resistance upon interruption of one or more of the pathways.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2007
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Inventors: Habib J. Dagher, Fred Hewitt Smith, Eric D. Cassidy, Anthony M. Viselli, Bruce Segee
  • Patent number: 7413809
    Abstract: An impact resistant device is provided comprising a flexible support matrix and a plurality of energy absorbing elements operatively connected to the support matrix, each element comprising at least one ceramic material and at least one strain rate sensitive material. The impact resistant device can be worn as body armor to protect the wearer from high velocity projectiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: The Johns Hopkins University
    Inventors: Paul J. Biermann, Jack C. Roberts, Richard Reidy
  • Patent number: 7393577
    Abstract: A fiber reinforced core panel is formed from strips of plastics foam helically wound with layers of rovings to form webs which may extend in a wave pattern or may intersect transverse webs. Hollow tubes may replace foam strips. Axial rovings cooperate with overlying helically wound rovings to form a beam or a column. Wound roving patterns may vary along strips for structural efficiency. Wound strips may alternate with spaced strips and spacers between the strips enhance web buckling strength. Continuously wound rovings between spaced strips permit folding to form panels with reinforced edges. Continuously wound strips are helically wrapped to form annular structures, and composite panels may combine both thermoset and thermoplastic resins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Assignee: Webcore Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen W. Day, G. Scott Campbell, Danny E. Tilton, Frederick Stoll, Michael Sheppard, Paul L. Galloway
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7343715
    Abstract: A sound-proof wall made of FRP in the form of a sound-proof wall panel that includes a core and skin members made of FRP positioned on both sides of the core and whose weight per nit area is within the range of 10-60 kg/m2; and a method of producing the same. This sound-proof wall, though light in weight, has a superior sound insulation property and will never corrode because it is made of FRP. Further, it has a high degree of freedom of engineering design including sound-proof property, design, and shape, capable of producing a desired sound-proof wall with case. Further, since it has a high specific strength, it is possible to attain a drastic weight reduction while retaining the necessary strength, and facilitate working, shorten construction time, and reduce construction cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Toshihiro Ito, Yutaka Ochi, Toru Kato, Hiroshi Odani, Shintaro Tanaka, Kousuke Yoshimura, Atsushi Ochi, Kimio Mitani
  • Patent number: 7160596
    Abstract: A slat assembly for blind includes a plurality of column-like support rods and board-like support blocks each alternatively arranged in juxtaposition with others with an adhesive layer coated at the bottom surface for a woven fabric of various diagrams to be attached. The weaving spots of the woven fabric and the adjacent joints of the juxtaposed support rods and blocks thereof are securely bound together by the adhesive layer to form a rigid and straight piece of decoration article which is further cut in equal space into a plurality of slat pieces each having a cord passage hole disposed at both lateral sides thereon respectively to form a horizontal-type slat piece, or a hook hole disposed at one lateral side thereon to provide a vertical-type slat piece thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Inventor: Leslie Nien
  • 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: 6979484
    Abstract: A fan-folded insulating board laminate comprises an extended length of synthetic resin foam board having longitudinal edges and protective skins adhered to each surface of the foam board. Reinforcing strips are spaced along both of the longitudinal edges of the laminate and are bonded to both of the skins. They extend about the longitudinal edges, and the laminate has a series of longitudinally spaced cuts through the board and alternately through one of the protective skins. The uncut skin and strip act as a hinge between adjacent sections of the board to enable fan-folding of the laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2005
    Inventor: David L. Lewis
  • Patent number: 6962739
    Abstract: A punture, pierce, and cut resistant fabric comprised of a plurality of sheets of plates arranged in a repeating pattern. A material interconnects the plates. The fabric is twistable, bendable, and flexible. It is constructed of substances that will withstand cutting, puncture, and piercing forces encountered in medical or other environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2005
    Assignee: Higher Dimension Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Young-Hwa Kim, Hong Ji, Nicole Dawn Renneberg, Seong-Gi Baek
  • 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: 6902787
    Abstract: A permeable industrial fabric is assembled from a plurality of separate tiles into at least two plies, and in which the two plies are held together by jointing structures made integrally with the tiles. In these fabrics, within each tile the jointing structures are incorporated at primary selected locations according a symmetrical pattern, and the apertures in the tiles which provide the required fabric permeability are incorporated at secondary and tertiary selected locations according two more patterns, at least one of which is asymmetrical. This combination of symmetry and asymmetry allows for some control over the permeability of the assembled fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2005
    Assignee: AstenJohnson, Inc.
    Inventor: Sam Baker
  • 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: 6740188
    Abstract: A resilient fibrous insulation blanket is compression-cut longitudinally at one and typically a plurality of laterally spaced apart locations to form a form a pre-cut fibrous insulation blanket having a plurality of blanket sections that can be separated from each other by hand. The compression cutting of the blanket to form the blanket sections causes a first major surface of the blanket to become temporarily deformed and destabilized. When the blanket is faced, the facing is applied to the other major surface of the blanket while the first major surface is still deformed. Where the blanket is formed from a wider blanket, the wider blanket is at least partially cut prior to the compression-cutting operation to reduce lateral stresses in the blanket when the blanket is compression-cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Assignee: Johns Manville International, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Allwein, Blake Boyd Bogrett