Sheets Or Webs Edge Spliced Or Joined Patents (Class 428/57)
  • Patent number: 10676044
    Abstract: An interior part having high mechanical strength while having a stitch pattern penetrating a base-material layer is provided. A manufacturing method that improves strength of the base-material layer and enhances sewing compatability is also provided. The interior part includes a skin layer joined to a base-material layer. The base-material layer includes reinforcing fibers and a thermoplastic resin. A thread sewn between the base-material layer and a design surface of the skin layer forms a stitch pattern provided on the design surface. A needle hole of the base-material layer is blocked at least at one of an opening on the base-material layer and a hole inside. The method includes shaping a fiber-reinforced board in which the thermoplastic resin is softened, and blocking at least one of the opening of the needle hole and the hole inside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hironobu Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 10562478
    Abstract: A strengthening structure of a vehicle is provided herein and includes a base having cutouts. Relief members are disposed across the base and each include a cross section having twelve or fourteen corners, a distal end, and an open proximal end in communication with a corresponding cutout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Tau Tyan, Robert Ralph Armitage, Nial James Wykes, Raj Jayachandran, Wan-San Chiu
  • Patent number: 10506746
    Abstract: Electromagnetically shielding an enclosable structure having a floor, walls, a ceiling, and at least one closeable opening by applying a shielding wallcovering to at least a portion of one of the walls and applying a second type of shielding material to at least a portion of the enclosable structure, wherein the second type of shielding material differs from the shielding wallcovering. The shielding wall covering is wallpaper comprising a metal-coated broad good and a resin. Other types of shielding material may include a transparent, shielding window covering such as NiCVD coated screen of woven silk fibers; shielded flooring such as a layered combinations of Kevlar non-woven as a base layer, nickel-coated non-woven layers, and a PCF toughened polymer; and a transition shielding strip made of a base layer of the shielding wallpaper with a PCF toughened polymer coating over a portion of the strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Conductive Composites Company IP, LLC
    Inventors: George Clayton Hansen, Nathan D. Hansen, Jared Thompson Weese
  • Patent number: 10443248
    Abstract: A panel, which, at two opposite edges, is provided with coupling parts that allow joining by a downward movement, said coupling parts including a male part that fits in a female part, wherein vertically active locking portions are provided at opposite sides of the male part and female part, wherein these locking portions are located at different distances from an upper side of the panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: PERGO (EUROPE) AB
    Inventor: Charles Edward Stevens, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10427358
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a rivet connection of a fiber composite component. The method includes positioning a first component which contains a fiber composite material in an overlap joint with a second component, laser-drilling a shared through-hole at least through the fiber composite material of the first component, inserting a rivet into the through-hole and fixing the rivet to the first and to the second component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Paul Jörn, Peter Linde
  • Patent number: 10144203
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a first thermoset layer that includes a first fibrous material embedded in a first thermoset matrix. The apparatus also includes a second thermoset layer that includes a second fibrous material embedded in a second thermoset matrix. The second thermoset layer is coupled to the first thermoset layer to form a joint. Further, a gap is defined between the first thermoset layer and the second thermoset layer. The apparatus also includes a thermoplastic filler that is made from a thermoplastic material. The thermoplastic filler is positioned within the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Gabriel Z. Forston, Christopher G. Harris, Joshua P. Tyndall, Hyukbong Kwon, Carolyn Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9908069
    Abstract: A method produces a filter element (1) having a filter mat (5) enclosed by at least one fluid-permeable outer envelope (13). By an energy input method, at least one part of the filter mat (5), which faces toward the outer envelope (13), is connected to the outer envelope in at least one connecting zone (17). A filter element is produced by this method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: HYDAC FILTERTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventor: Giuseppe Galifi
  • Patent number: 9764695
    Abstract: At the inner side adhesion portion 28, a portion of the inner side vertical wall portion 22 is formed so as to be recessed to an inner side. An inclination angle ?2 of the inner side adhesion portion 28 with respect to a vehicle up-and-down direction is set to be greater than an inclination angle ?1 of the inner side vertical wall portion 22. At the outer side adhesion portion 38, a portion of the outer side vertical wall portion 32 is formed so as to be recessed to the inner side. An inclination angle ?4 of the outer side adhesion portion 38 with respect to the vehicle up-and-down direction is set to be greater than an inclination angle ?3 of the outer side vertical wall portion 32.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shirou Nakano
  • Patent number: 9731469
    Abstract: Fabrication processes are provided for a fabric product that provide a continuous moisture and/or thermal barrier around the fabric product, eliminating moisture and thermal leakage through seams and other stitching perforations, and creating an equal barrier quality throughout the structure of the fabric product. A fabric product is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Cohesive Systems LLC
    Inventor: Joseph E. Gallagher
  • Patent number: 9677419
    Abstract: An exhaust-gas turbocharger (1) having a bearing housing (9); a turbine housing (2) which is fastened to the bearing housing (9); and a heat shield (12) which has a heat insulating region (13) arranged between the turbine housing (2) and the bearing housing (9). The heat insulating region (13) is provided, in its outer circumferential region (14), with a seal (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: BorgWarner Inc.
    Inventors: Leif Heidingsfelder, Thomas Ramb
  • Patent number: 9604389
    Abstract: A woven preform for a reinforced composite material, which may be woven flat and folded into shape. The preform has off-axis reinforcement with one or more legs and/or base extending in an off axis or bias (non 0/90 degree) orientation with respect to the warp/weft fibers. One or more legs extend from a base, the base and legs each having at least two layers of warp fibers. The legs may be parallel or angled to each other. The outer ends of the base and/or the legs may have tapers formed from terminating layers of warp fibers in a stepped or angled pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Albany Engineered Composites, Inc.
    Inventors: Brock Gilbertson, Jonathan Goering
  • Patent number: 9579848
    Abstract: A yarn or thread may include a plurality of substantially aligned filaments, with at least ninety-five percent of a material of the filaments being a thermoplastic polymer material. Various woven textiles and knitted textiles may be formed from the yarn or thread. The woven textiles or knitted textiles may be thermal bonded to other elements to form seams. A strand that is at least partially formed from a thermoplastic polymer material may extend through the seam, and the strand may be thermal bonded at the seam. The woven textiles or knitted textiles may be shaped or molded, incorporated into products, and recycled to form other products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: NIKE, INC.
    Inventors: Bhupesh Dua, Carrie L. Davis
  • Patent number: 9511539
    Abstract: Provided is a laser beam apparatus for sealing a first substrate and a second substrate by irradiating a sealant between the first substrate and the second substrate using a laser beam, the laser beam apparatus including a controller, wherein the controller is configured to defocus the laser beam and to move a scanning central axis of the laser beam across a sealing path of the sealant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jung-Min Lee
  • Patent number: 9491854
    Abstract: A multi-layer microwave corrugated printed circuit board is provided. In one embodiment, an interconnect assembly includes a first flat flexible layer having a signal conductor and a ground conductor forming a first microstripline or microstrip transmission line, a second folded flexible layer having a signal conductor and a ground conductor forming a second microstripline or microstrip transmission line, the bottom surface of the second folded flexible layer having ridge portions, a non-conductive adhesive layer disposed between the top surface of the first flat flexible layer and the ridge portions of the second folded flexible layer, a signal through-hole extending through the non-conductive adhesive layer and the first flat flexible layer, and two ground through-holes extending through the non-conductive adhesive layer and the second folded flexible layer, wherein the two ground through-holes are disposed on opposite sides of the signal through-hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: RAYTHEON COMPANY
    Inventors: Clifton Quan, Hee Kyung Kim, Fangchou Yang, Kevin C. Rolston, Edward Marsh Jackson
  • Patent number: 9347161
    Abstract: An inflatable cushion for a side of a vehicle is provided, the inflatable cushion having a first portion of material; a second portion of material, the first portion of material being secured to the second portion of material to define the inflatable cushion; wherein at least a portion of a peripheral edge of the inflatable cushion is defined by a seam wherein an inner surface of the first portion is secured to an inner surface of the second portion only by a plurality of stitches; and wherein a strip of a third portion of material is applied to the seam of an outer surface of either the first portion or the second portion when the plurality of stitches are applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: NXGEN TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Michael F. Fink
  • Patent number: 9296181
    Abstract: Multi-layer material comprising a plurality of wood-based sheets (14) comprising at least a layer (11, 12) of metal material interposed between two wood-based sheets (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: MATTELLONE SRL
    Inventor: Doriano Mattellone
  • Patent number: 9221403
    Abstract: An interior part for a vehicle includes a body member including protrusions and depressions, a first member having a flat sheet shape and attached to one side of the body member, and a second member having a flat sheet shape and attached to another side of the body member. An edge of the side end of the first member is fixed with an edge of the side end of the second member in a convex manner via an edge of a side end of the body member. The edges of the first member, the body member and the second member are processed by a chamfer treatment to form an inclined portion outwardly inclined from the second member toward the first member. According to the interior part, unpleasant feeling to be brought to a user when touching the inclined portion is drastically restricted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: MEIWA INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoru Yamamoto, Takashi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9199431
    Abstract: Method of manufacturing a fiber-reinforced composite molding, the method comprising the steps of: (a) disposing a surfacing layer on a portion of a mold surface, the surfacing layer comprising a first resin material and being in the form of at least one solid sheet; (b) disposing at least one layer of fibrous reinforcing material on the surfacing layer to provide, on the portion of the mold surface, an assembly of the surfacing layer and a structural layer comprising the at least one layer of fibrous reinforcing material; (c) applying a vacuum to the assembly; (d) infusing a flowable 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 to form the fiber-reinforced composite molding which comprises a surface portion formed from the surfacing layer laminated to a structural portion formed from the at least one layer of fibrous reinforcing material and the second resin material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Gurit (UK) Ltd.
    Inventors: Damian James Bannister, Gary Richard Watson
  • Patent number: 9090287
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a structural support member for a vehicle includes forming a first portion, forming a second portion, and connecting the first portion and the second portion together. The first portion and the second portion may be formed from one of an aluminum material, a magnesium material, a cold-formable steel material, a glass fiber composite material, or a plastic material. The first portion and the second portion are connected together such that the second portion is disposed in a tensile loading condition in response to an impact load applied to the first portion. A laminate layer is attached to the second portion. The laminate layer includes an ultra high strength material having a yield strength equal to or greater than five hundred fifty (550) MPa. The laminate layer may include, for example, an iron based glassy metal foil or an iron based glassy metal foil fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignees: GM Global Technology Operations LLC, The Nanosteel Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Hesham A. Ezzat, Charles D Tuffile, Marcel R. Cannon
  • Patent number: 9084474
    Abstract: A paint brush storage and protection device includes an open well having an upstanding wall ending in an upper wall, the wall being continuous from one side of an opening to another; a top with an open channel extending around the perimeter of the top except at and end of an extension area; a hinge connecting the open well to the top; a seal located in the opening; a first latching mechanism associated with the open well and top opposite the hinge; and a second latching mechanism associated with the open well and top in the area of the opening. A paint brush may be placed within the well and the top closed over the well by deflection of the hinge so the upper wall forms a generally airtight connection with the open channel and the seal closes the opening to secure and protect a paint brush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Likwid Concepts L.L.C.
    Inventors: Salvatore DePaola, Jr., John Anthony DePaola
  • Patent number: 9085839
    Abstract: An inflatable cushion for a side of a vehicle is provided, the inflatable cushion having a first portion of material; a second portion of material, the first portion of material being secured to the second portion of material to define the inflatable cushion; wherein at least a portion of a peripheral edge of the inflatable cushion is defined by a seam wherein an inner surface of the first portion is secured to an inner surface of the second portion only by a plurality of stitches; and wherein a strip of a third portion of material is applied to the seam of an outer surface of either the first portion or the second portion when the plurality of stitches are applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: NXGEN TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventor: Michael F. Fink
  • Publication number: 20150147512
    Abstract: There is provided an improved sterilization wrap and a method for using the improved sterilization wrap to sterilize an article. The wrap is made of at least one sheet, and preferably two sheets, of sterilization material and in some embodiments, includes an additional sheet which may be made of an absorbent material. The sheet of absorbent material may have a smaller perimeter than at least one sheet of sterilization material. One side of at least one sheet of sterilization material includes a central portion. The absorbent material may be attached to the central portion of at least one sheet of sterilization material. The article to be sterilized is placed on the sterilization wrap and is then wrapped. The absorbent material provides sterility protection for the article in addition to the at least one sheet of sterilization material and also wicks moisture away from the article after sterilization has taken place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: ALLEGIANCE CORPORATION
    Inventors: CLAY CANNADY, MICHAEL DUSKI, BRIAN G. HOGE, Gregory STECKLEIN, JAMES F. WHITAKER
  • Patent number: 9040138
    Abstract: A composite article including a composite component, a metallic component and one or more interlock components. The composite component including a plurality of composite plies and extending heightwise from a component base to a component tip and lengthwise between spaced apart component first and second edges, the composite. The metallic component including a first surface and a second surface and a plurality of openings formed therein extending from the first surface to the second surface. The metallic component including at least a portion substantially or fully embedded in the composite component. The one or more interlock components is interwoven through one or more of the plurality of openings in the metallic component and extending into and at least partially embedded in the composite component to provide an interlocking system between the composite component and the metallic component. A method of fabrication of a composite article is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Shatil Sinha, Scott Roger Finn, Nicholas Joseph Kray, Peggy Lynn Baehmann, Dong Jin Shim, Gregory Carl Gemeinhardt
  • Publication number: 20150140253
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to rigidly foldable, foldable multi-body arrays or systems that may include three-dimensional bodies connected together by multiple hinges and reconfigurable between unfolded and folded configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Robert J. Lang, Bryce J. Edmondson, Spencer P. Magleby, Larry L. Howell
  • Patent number: 9028940
    Abstract: A sheet roll comprises two glass films and a coupling portion, wherein end portions of the glass films are coupled together via the coupling portion and the coupled glass films are rolled into a roll shape. The coupling portion is a sheet-like coupling member formed of a resin film and placed on the end portions of the two glass films in a rolling direction so as to span therebetween. The sheet-like coupling member includes wide joint portions joined respectively to the end portions of the two glass films, and a necked portion which is narrower than the wide joint portions and is formed at a middle portion of the sheet-like coupling member in the rolling direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Hasegawa, Hiroshi Adachi, Hiroki Mori, Kaoru Mitsugi, Naohiro Ikai
  • Publication number: 20150110986
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to extrusion-coated structural systems including at least one bridging member coupling two or more substrates to one another, as well as methods of making and using the same. Structural systems of the present invention that include at least one bridging member may exhibit enhanced flexibility, functionality, and/or durability. Structural systems according to embodiments of the present invention can be suitable for use in a variety of applications, including in ready-to-assemble furniture or cabinetry applications or as building and construction materials such as wall board, flooring, trim, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY
    Inventors: Jennifer Lynne Peavey, Mohan Sasthav, James Wilson Mercer, JR., Scott Allen Clear, Chanandh Cheowanich, Michael Louis Herrig
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8999474
    Abstract: A device includes at least one built-in flexible portion (1) between two stiffer portions (10) that are made of a stiff composite material, the flexible portion (11) being suitable for forming a flexible hinge and made of a flexible material including a reinforcing armature that includes at least one connecting layer (13) common to the material(s) forming each stiff portion (10). The device has end surfaces (20) that oppose each other when extended, the opposing end surfaces being arranged to be suited to serve as a longitudinal compression abutment while enabling the thus-made hinge to fold back at least in a direction away from the extended state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)
    Inventor: Christophe Casteras
  • Patent number: 8993082
    Abstract: The invention relates to a splittable adhesive tape with a left-hand and a right-hand delimiting edge, wherein at least one of these two edges is not straight. The edge that is not straight has rounded projections, which comprise blunt or flattened zones at their furthest-projecting points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: tesa SE
    Inventors: Kerstin Götz, Klaus Kleinhoff
  • Publication number: 20150083521
    Abstract: A method and/or apparatus which alleviates the discomfort in carrying ladders of all kinds, particularly metal ladders. A device including a first section which has a first slot, and a second section having a second slot is provided. The first section may be attached to the second section so that the first section is substantially at a right angle with respect to the second section. The first and the second slots may meet at a first junction. The first and the second sections may be made of an elastic material. The apparatus may include a ladder having first and second posts joined by a plurality of steps including a first step. A part of the first step of the ladder may fit into the first slot of the first section while simultaneously a part of the first post may fit into the second slot of the second section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Jess Foddrill
  • Publication number: 20150079312
    Abstract: A thermal insulation body made of a material having carbonized fibers and/or graphitized fibers is particularly suited for lining a high-temperature furnace. The thermal insulation body is assembled from at least two component parts, wherein at least two assembled component parts each have at least one connection element and the connection elements of the at least two assembled component parts interengage positively to form an undercut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: BODO BENITSCH, SINISA MILOVUKOVIC, ROBERT HAUSER
  • 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: 8973241
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming a joint between a first composite structure and a second composite structure. A number of tab sections may be formed at an end of the first composite structure. The first composite structure may comprise a first skin, a second skin, and a core located between the first skin and the second skin. A tab section in the number of tab sections may comprise a first skin section of the first skin, a second skin section of the second skin, and a core section of the core. A portion of the core section may be removed from each tab section to form a number of tabs at the end of the first composite structure. The first composite structure may be attached to the second composite structure using the number of tabs to form the joint between the first composite structure and the second composite structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Paul L. Gooch
  • Publication number: 20150064387
    Abstract: One surface of a belt-shaped sheet laminate (10) (continuous diaper strip), in which a plurality of sheets are laminated, is made to abut against a support member (21) having a light passage section (27) through which a laser beam (30) can pass, and the belt-shaped sheet laminate (10) which is in a pressurized state is irradiated, from the support member (21) side via the light passage section (27), with a laser beam (30) having a wavelength that is absorbed by the sheets constituting the sheet laminate (10) and that causes the sheets to generate heat, and thus, the belt-shaped sheet laminate (10) is cut and separated and, simultaneously, cut edge sections created, by the cutting/separation, in the plurality of sheets which are in the pressurized state are fusion-bonded together. Thus, sealed edge sections (4) (side seal sections) are formed by fusion-bonding the edge sections of the plurality of sheets in a state where the sheets' edge sections are superposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Imai, Shinji Hamamoto, Makoto Kokubo, Takuo Yanashima, Akio Morita
  • Publication number: 20150048375
    Abstract: Provided is a method of manufacturing a gradually stretchable substrate. The method includes forming convex regions and concave regions on a top surface of a stretchable substrate by compressing a mold onto the stretchable substrate and forming non-stretchable patterns by filling the concave regions of the stretchable substrate. The stretchable substrate includes a stretchable region defined by the non-stretchable patterns, the non-stretchable patterns have side surfaces in contact with the stretchable region, and the side surfaces of the non-stretchable patterns are formed of protrusions and a non-protrusion between the protrusions repetitively connected to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Ji-Young OH, Jae Bon KOO, Sang Chul LIM, Chan Woo PARK, Soon-Won JUNG, Bock Soon NA, Sang Seok LEE, Hye Yong CHU
  • Publication number: 20150050444
    Abstract: Two film webs (1), (2) (in each case transfer film or laminating film) with a carrier film (11) and decorative layer (14), in particular metal layer and/or color layer (14), are to be joined to each other. Instead of using a conventional adhesive tape with cold-setting adhesive as hitherto, in the present case a hot-melt adhesive or an adhesive which can be cured using (UV) radiation is used. For example, using hot stamping, a carrier (63) with a PET layer (64) and an adhesive (65) can be applied which joins together two film webs (1, 2) which are in abutment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas Bernet, Fabian Arnold, Volker Oestreich
  • Publication number: 20150017377
    Abstract: A modular construction member and kit including panels having sides, each side defining a matrix of holes. The matrices of holes are complementary to one another so that when connected to one another by connectors, any one of the connected sides may be coplanar with a side of the other panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Robert Graham, Jimmy D. Archer
  • Publication number: 20150004347
    Abstract: A method for forming a structural member and a structural member produced thereby includes positioning a first composite section and a second composite section within a tool. The tool has an inner surface and a wall intersection and is supported by a tool platform. The tool platform and a pressure platform are relatively movable between an open position and a closed position. The tool has a non-planar outer surface against which the member may be pressed. A composite splice member is positioned at least partially overlapping both the first composite section and the second composite section to form a joint in the composite structural member. The composite structural member is pressed against the non-planar outer surface of the tool by applying pressure to the joint from a pressure bladder. Heat is applied to the composite structural member at the joint to cure the composite splice member to the first composite section and the second composite section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: William T. Kline, Charles J. Nelson, Thang D. Phung, Curtis M. Groth, Robert G. Meyer, Peter J. VanVoast, Charles Y. Hu, Geoffrey A. Butler, Dan D. Day, Thomas J. Kennedy, Luis J. Perla, Richard A. Ransom, Justin L. Holland, Erik Lund, Joseph F. Warren
  • Patent number: 8920909
    Abstract: The invention relates to anti-ballistic articles comprising a stack of sheets, each sheet having one or more mono-layers of polyethylene anti-ballistic fibers and a thermoplastic binder, wherein the specific energy absorption (SEA) of the anti-ballistic article is greater than 145 J/kg/m2 and the maximum % thickness increase, measured at about 90° C., is less than 8% after storing the article for 160 hours at 90° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventors: Hen H. Hoefnagels, Albert A. Vunderink
  • Publication number: 20140363595
    Abstract: Fluted core sandwich panels are joined together to form a composite structure. Variations in panel ends are accommodated by a core stiffener insert installed in a joint between ends of the panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Douglas A. McCarville, Juan C. Guzman, Michael Leslie Hand
  • Patent number: 8900684
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vapour barrier collar (1) comprising a number of sheet elements (2, 3, 4, 5) including side sheet elements (2, 3), which extend substantially along a longitudinal axis (L), and top (4) and bottom (5) sheet elements, respectively, which extend substantially along a lateral axis (A), which is perpendicular to the longitudinal axis (L). Each sheet element (2, 3, 4, 5) has two end edges (6) adjacent to a first edge (7) of the sheet element (2, 3, 4, 5). The sheet elements (2, 3, 4, 5) are mutually joined together in joints (8) extending along the end edges (6), and mounting means (9) are provided along the first edges (7) of the sheet elements (2, 3, 4, 5). The mounting means (9) extend uninterruptedly along the entire length of the first edge (7) of each sheet element (2, 3, 4, 5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: VKR Holding A/S
    Inventor: Anders Køhl Bülow
  • Patent number: 8883016
    Abstract: Disclosed is a carrier for manufacturing a printed circuit board, which includes a first carrier including a first binder having a first opening and a first metal layer formed in the first opening of the first binder, and a second carrier, stacked with the first carrier and including a second binder having a second opening and a second metal layer which is formed in the second opening of the second binder and which partially overlaps with the first metal layer, so that the carrier is simply configured and the binders are formed not only on the lateral surfaces of the metal layers but also on the upper surfaces thereof, thus improving the reliability of bonding of the carrier at the periphery. A method of manufacturing the carrier and a method of manufacturing a printed circuit board using the carrier are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventors: Jae Joon Lee, Jin Yong Ahn, Suk Hyeon Cho, Ki Hwan Kim, Seok Kyu Lee
  • Patent number: 8877314
    Abstract: Length adjustment can be performed in a simple manner and without impairment of the insulating effect in an insulation cassette for the heat insulation of elongated elements. A multilayer insulation includes flat reflection elements (21, 22). Each layer of the insulation has at least two of the flat reflection elements (21, 22), which overlap at least partly at their ends (24) facing each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: KAEFER Isoliertechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Günther Ahlers, Rainer Blocksdorff, Peter Fahrenholz, Michael Chrobok, Peter Nowakowski
  • 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: 8850775
    Abstract: A design and fabrication technique whereby a coping cap and/or transition can be supplied with mitered corner sections and other transitional components which utilize the identical prefinished or bare sheet metal material(s) without any reliance on exposed mechanical fasteners, welding, soldering, or post-applied paints. This is essentially accomplished by joining the prefinished sheet material(s) together using a mesh screen and adhesive on the underside (non-exposed) face of the sheet material(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Garland Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Resso, Ron Nelson
  • 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: 8852705
    Abstract: Packaging produced from a thermoplastic film of which the ends are placed so that they abut, said film being composed of several layers, including at least a first weldable layer and a second layer of which the butt-welding is only partial or non-existent, and at least one thin strip covering said ends and being directly attached to one of the faces of the second layer, the difference in the melting point between the first layer and the other layer or layers being greater than 20° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Aisapack Holding S.A.
    Inventors: Jacques Thomasset, Stéphane Mathieu
  • Publication number: 20140291186
    Abstract: A stack of hygiene sheet products including first and second webs that are interfolded with each other. The stack includes a top panel of the first web and a top panel of the second web, wherein the top panel of the first web overlays the top panel of the second web but has been cut away so that the top panel of the second web is revealed by the top panel of the first web. An adherence layer is placed on the top panel of the first web and the top panel of the second web and is exposed at the top of the stack so that it can adhere to an adjacent stack so that when the last sheets of the adjacent stack are pulled through a dispenser opening of a dispenser, the first and second sheets are pulled securely through with it as a result of the direct adherence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB
    Inventors: Anders Andersson, Björn Larsson
  • Publication number: 20140272244
    Abstract: Roofing shingle layers, roofing shingles, and roofing systems having fire retardant properties are provided. In certain exemplary embodiments, the roofing shingle layers, roofing shingles, or roofing systems include an expandable fire retardant material. The expandable fire retardant material may comprise expandable graphite, ammonium polyphosphate, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Edward Richard Harrington, JR., Jonathan M. Verhoff
  • Publication number: 20140234565
    Abstract: A sealing membrane includes a waterproof layer; a self-adhesive adherent layer or a fleece or fabric layer which is provided on the bottom of the waterproof layer; and a fleece or fabric layer which is provided on the top of the waterproof layer; the sealing membrane being provided along one of its long side edges with projections formed by lugs which are respectively separated from one another by recesses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: SCHLUETER-SYSTEMS KG
    Inventor: Werner SCHLUETER