Sheets Or Webs Coplanar Patents (Class 428/58)
  • Publication number: 20140186569
    Abstract: A floor mat for preventing slipping on a floor surface comprises a mat resting on a floor surface, a cover sheet placed on the top surface of the mat and a securing mechanism designed to secure the cover sheet to the mat. The mat includes the top surface, a bottom surface, a first pair of opposing edges and a second pair of opposing edges. The cover sheet also includes a first pair of opposing edges and a second pair of opposing edges. Each of the first pair of opposing edges of the mat and each of the second pair of opposing edges of the mat are arranged orthogonally to provide a flat shape to the mat. The securing mechanism is adaptable to securely hold the mat and the cover sheet together without relative movement between the mat and the cover sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: John R. Austin
  • Publication number: 20140170364
    Abstract: A hybrid fabric comprises in one direction high modulus elongated elements and in another direction low modulus elongated elements and further low modulus elongated elements keep the high modulus elongated elements at a uniform distance. The low modulus elongated dements have an elongation at break of more than 10% in order to allow stretching of the fabric in the other direction while maintaining the high modulus elongated elements at a uniform distance. The hybrid fabric is particularly suitable to form a two-dimensional or three-dimensional shaped structure. The hybrid fabric may be used in a carcass of a tire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: Alfred Sasko, Stijn Himpe, Veerle Van Wassenhove, Dirk Tytgat, Manuel Willequet, Steven Wostyn
  • Patent number: 8752293
    Abstract: A large scale composite structure is fabricated by forming a plurality of composite laminate modules and joining the modules together along their edges using scarf joints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Darrell D. Jones, Arvid J. Berg, Joseph D. Brennan, Travis J. Sherwood
  • Patent number: 8753906
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a structure having a textured surface, including a substrate made of mineral glass having a given texture, for an organic-light-emitting-diode device, the method including supplying a rough substrate, having a roughness defined by a roughness parameter Ra ranging from 1 to 5 ?m over an analysis length of 15 mm and with a Gaussian filter having a cut-off frequency of 0.8 mm; and depositing a liquid-phase silica smoothing film on the substrate, the film being configured to smooth the roughness sufficiently and to form the textured surface of the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Glass France
    Inventors: Francois-Julien Vermersch, Hélène Gascon, Sophie Besson
  • Publication number: 20140162012
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present invention comprise an off-set gear assembly for use in producing cushioning material and methods for using the same. Each gear of the off-set gear assembly has at least two sections. Each section includes a set of gear teeth. The gear teeth of the two sections can be rotationally off-set and this can result in the production of cushioning material with staggered ridges. Some embodiments of the present invention also comprising cushioning material with staggered ridges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Nuevopak International Limited
    Inventors: Simon C.S. Chan, Shek Wah Hau
  • Publication number: 20140150371
    Abstract: A frame for doors, windows, and the like of buildings includes upper and lower portions that are both made of wood. The upper portion of the frame is made of a conventional wood, and at least a portion of the lower portion of the frame is made of a wood that is naturally resistant to weathering, decay, rot, insects, or the like. According to other aspects of the present invention, other building components such as doors, trim, and the like may also be constructed utilizing different wood species for different parts of the component to provide different levels of rot and/or decay resistance for different parts of the component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventors: Mark G. Micho, Frank Rozgowski
  • Patent number: 8741411
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a multi-piece board having a frame section and a multiple piece sections connected to the frame section includes forming a frame section from a manufacturing panel for the frame section, sorting out multiple acceptable piece sections by inspecting quality of piece sections, forming notch portions in the frame section and the acceptable piece sections such that the notch portions allow the acceptable piece sections to be arranged with respect to the frame section, provisionally fixing the piece sections and the frame section in respective positions, injecting an adhesive agent into cavities formed by the notch portions when the frame section and the piece sections are provisionally fixed to each other, and joining the acceptable piece sections with the frame section by curing the adhesive agent injected into the cavities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Ibiden Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takahiro Yada
  • Publication number: 20140147613
    Abstract: A method for molding a resin molded product, including at least first and second molded portions having respective distal ends thereof connected to each other by a connecting portion, has a pouring step of pouring the resin into base end sides of the first and second molded portions, a stopping step of stopping the resin that has flowed through the first molded portion and the connecting portion and is about to flow in the second molded portion, and a releasing step of releasing the stoppage of the resin after the second molded portion is filled with the resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventor: Masashi Omote
  • Patent number: 8728603
    Abstract: A floor panel in the form of a multilayer, rectangular laminate with a soft core (10) of plastic, a décor film (12) on the upper side of the core (10), a transparent finishing layer (14) and a transparent lacquer layer (16) applied on the finishing layer (16), as well as a back-pull layer (18) on the back of the core (10), with a lockable tongue and groove connection at least at two mutually opposite edges of the panel (20, 22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Ulrich Windmöller Consulting GmbH
    Inventor: Ulrich Windmöller
  • Publication number: 20140134379
    Abstract: A sandwich-structural composite is assembled from a front sheet and a back sheet that sandwich between them first and second open cell core panels that are spliced together along intermeshing edges of the panels with projections from the panels engaging into slots into the panels. There is no adhesive substance employed between the intermeshing edges of the two core panels. The joining and splicing of the intermeshing core panel edges retains the structural and acoustic capability of the composite without the need for adhesives (film, foaming, paste, potting compound, etc.) between the intermeshing edges of the core panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Geoffrey E. Harrison, Adam J. Sawicki, Torben Syberg
  • Patent number: 8722201
    Abstract: A connection is between a monolithic metal component and a continuous-fiber reinforced laminate component wherein the metal component and the laminate component are joined at the ends thereof. A method allows for the production of the connection between the monolithic metal component and the continuous-fiber reinforced laminate component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventors: Patrick Schiebel, Christoph Hoffmeister, Claus Thomy, Axel Herrmann, Frank Vollertsen
  • Patent number: 8715808
    Abstract: This invention provides a coupling method for coupling a first and a second stiffening profile element for an outer skin of an aircraft or space craft. In a first step the stiffening profile elements are arranged on the outer skin in such a manner that the stiffening profile elements oppose each other with their respective front sides and enclose within themselves a cavity. Furthermore, a fixing hole is formed through a wall of at least one of the stiffening profile elements in the cavity inside a coupling zone of the stiffening profile element. An access opening is formed through the wall in the cavity along the coupling zone. A coupling strap, which couples the stiffening profile elements together, is fastened to the coupling zone by means of a fastening element guided through the fixing hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Thorsten Roming, Thorsten Schroeer, Hauke Kirstein, Hinnik Gensch, Stefan Tacke
  • Publication number: 20140119930
    Abstract: A method of the present disclosure includes of repairing a core stiffened structure with structural foam. Another method includes splicing core members together using structural foam. Another method includes joining a core member to a structure using structural foam. Another method includes using structural foam to stabilize a core member during a machining process. Another method includes stabilizing a core member with structural foam to prevent the core member from crushing in autoclave pressure. The present disclosure further includes a core stiffened structure have a core member with structural foam therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventors: Ramesh Thiagarajan, Robert Mark Chris, John R. McCullough, Suvankar Mishra
  • Publication number: 20140106108
    Abstract: A building block comprising a panel member having a forward panel surface and a rearward panel surface, and a peripheral skirt extending rearward from the rearward panel surface and defining a receptacle; wherein an interconnection means adapted for making sidewise locked interconnection with an adjacent building block having a complementary or counterpart interconnection means is formed on the peripheral shirt, the interconnection means being a female connection member or a male connection member complementary to the female member; wherein the female member is shaped or adapted to permit a male connection member of the adjacent building block to enter into sidewise locked interconnection by entering at the free end of the peripheral skirt which is distal from the panel member, to move towards the forward panel surface, and to stop before reaching the forward panel surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: Chi Kin Lin, Tsz Chung Lin
  • Patent number: 8697216
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus for increasing durability of adhesively bonded joints in a sandwich structure. Such systems, methods, and apparatus includes an first face sheet and an second face sheet as well as an insert structure, the insert structure having a first insert face sheet, a second insert face sheet, and an insert core material. In addition, sandwich core material is arranged between the first face sheet and the second face sheet. A primary bondline may be coupled to the face sheet(s) and the splice. Further, systems, methods, and apparatus of the present disclosure advantageously reduce the load, provide a redundant path, reduce structural fatigue, and/or increase fatigue life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventors: Stanley S. Smeltzer, III, Eric C. Lundgren
  • Publication number: 20140099461
    Abstract: A method of making expanded fluoropolymer articles thermally bonds portions of expanded fluoropolymers together, without using an adhesive or crushing force, to produce stronger bonds at the joint between the expanded fluoropolymers than the bonds within the constituent expanded fluoropolymers. The method involves placing the portions of expanded fluoropolymers to be thermally bonded together in intimate contact with each other after wet-stretching the expanded fluoropolymers, and removing the wetting agent used to wet-stretch the expanded fluoropolymers, without subsequent expansion or stretching, to yield an expanded fluoropolymer article exhibiting unexpected and superior properties that can be used in a variety of medical and industrial applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventor: Thomas M. Swanick
  • Publication number: 20140093670
    Abstract: A surface covering foundation includes a first covering element having a thickness and defining a first juxtaposition side; a second covering element having a thickness substantially equal to that of the first element and defining a second juxtaposition side, adapted to be juxtaposed with the first side, the first element having a lip that forms an outward extension of the first juxtaposition side and is adapted to overlap the second juxtaposition side in a juxtaposed configuration of the first and the second covering elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: FLORIM CERAMICHE S.P.A.
    Inventor: Claudio Lucchese
  • Publication number: 20140087113
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of growing an ingot of group III nitride. Group III nitride crystals such as GaN are grown by the ammonothermal method on both sides of a seed to form an ingot and the ingot is sliced into wafers. The wafer including the first-generation seed is sliced thicker than the other wafers so that the wafer including the first-generation seed does not break. The wafer including the first-generation seed crystal can be used as a seed for the next ammonothermal growth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicants: Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd., SixPoint Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Tadao Hashimoto, Edward Letts, Sierra Hoff
  • Publication number: 20140083033
    Abstract: An architectural finish element operable to be placed adjacent similar architectural finish elements to form a finished surface on an architectural structure includes a body formed of a rock-based composite material comprising a low density solid particle additive, a plurality of unitary real stone veneer elements bonded to the body in courses extending in a first direction and in a random non-repetitive pattern, the real stone veneer elements having respective face surfaces generally lying in a plane to form an overall face surface of the architectural finish element. The low density solid particle additive is provided in an amount suitable to cause the architectural finish element to have a density of between about 10 to 15 pounds per square foot. The architectural finishing element may be mounted by mounting a portion of a body of at least one dual architectural finish element support to a surface of an architectural structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventors: Robert Gordon McIntosh, Brian Philip Nemez
  • Publication number: 20140087102
    Abstract: A cryogenic insulation system is proposed comprising enclosing at least a portion of a cryogenic device with low density high conductivity insulation material. The cryogenic device may be an air separation unit. The cryogenic device does not include an outer containment structure for granulated cryogenic insulation. The low density high conductivity insulation material may consists of at least one layer of abutting or overlapping low density high conductivity insulation material composite with fibrous batting. The portion of the cryogenic device is selected from the group consisting of: a distillation column, a heat exchanger, a condenser, a reboiler, an expansion turbine, valves, piping, or any combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Air Liquide Large Industries U.S. LP
    Inventors: Charles N. Harper, John Somavarapu
  • Patent number: 8676366
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of controlling a machine for cutting out masks for protecting vehicle portions, which comprises the following operations: displaying on a display unit, the marques, models, and versions of vehicles for each of which the outlines of masks for protecting a plurality of bodywork parts are stored in a database; detecting a vehicle selection and displaying on the display unit a plurality of distinct representations of the vehicle corresponding to the vehicle, each representation including regions corresponding to protective masks stored in the database; detecting a mask selection and modifying the appearance of at least one region of the displayed representations as a function of said mask selection; detecting mask selection validation and storing the most recently selected mask in a list of masks for cutting out, and for each mask in the list of masks for cutting out, sending data for controlling the cutting out of the masks in question to a mask-cutter machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventor: Eric Ganci
  • Publication number: 20140072752
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composite panel, including: a plurality of individual composite panels, each having at least one core and two surface skins and each being assembled along an assembly zone with at least one neighbouring individual panel by one of its sides, a reinforcement zone formed in the surface skins on either side of the assembly zone and along this zone, a strip of reinforcing material positioned over said assembly zone of a panel with the neighbouring panel or panels, in each reinforcing zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: SOLIGHT
    Inventors: Vincent MOULIN, Rainer DUCHENE
  • Publication number: 20140057065
    Abstract: A touch panel includes a first sub-panel and a second sub-panel. One of the first sub-panel and the second sub-panel comprises a first carbon nanotube (CNT) film. Each of the first sub-panel and the second sub-panel defines a touch sensing region and a first side region connecting a first side of the touch sensing region. The first side region of the first sub-panel covers the first side region of the second sub-panel such that the touch sensing region of the first sub-panel and the touch sensing region of the second sub-panel are joined via the first side region of the first sub-panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventor: HO-CHIEN WU
  • Patent number: 8652292
    Abstract: The invention allows the realization of parts, longitudinally or transversely curved, of large dimensions, by assembling boards of solid wood side by side, with glue, and to afterward arch the resulting part. The loss of solid wood is then decreased a lot since it is thus possible to assemble several wood boards of various widths together. It allows the realization of final curved parts of almost unlimited dimension, dimension whereas dimensions are usually limited by the width of the sawing, or, in other words, by the thickness of the trees. Here, the limit is situated at the level of the capacity of equipments used to bend solid wood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Inventor: Yvan Baillargeon
  • Patent number: 8652606
    Abstract: A composite structure comprises stacked sets of laminated fiber reinforced resin plies and metal sheets. Edges of the resin plies and metal sheets are interleaved to form a composite-to-metal joint connecting the resin plies with the metal sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Kenneth Harlan Griess, Gary E. Georgeson
  • Patent number: 8647474
    Abstract: The invention disclosed herein relates to the use of laser energy to weld or melt selected locations in papermachine clothing (“PMC”) and other industrial and engineered fabrics. The invention also relates to an improved seam for a papermaker or other industrial fabric that has properties such as strength, durability, openness, adequate number of support points, and fiber support index (FSI) essentially the same as the fabric body. The invention also relates to a fabric having a durable seam, wherein the seam width as measured in the MD is a fraction of the width of a normal seam or a seam that is formed using a conventional technique of equal strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Albany International Corp
    Inventor: Dana Eagles
  • Publication number: 20140037885
    Abstract: Rectangular carpet modules or “planks” and installation of such planks having the continuous appearance of broadloom carpet or a wide variety of other effective, human scale designs. “Planks” sized approximately ¼ meter (25 cm) by 1 meter (100 cm) (or approximately 9 inches by 36 inches) are particularly effective.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Interface, Inc.
    Inventor: David D. Oakey
  • Publication number: 20140030463
    Abstract: The invention is related to the structure of the screen protector adhered on a screen. The screen protector comprises a surface film layer made of PET or PMMA. The peripheral bottom of the surface film layer is covered by at least one printed adhesive layer. At least one ventilation portion is defined between the printed adhesive layers, wherein the printed adhesive layer comprises a printed layer covered beneath one side of the surface film layer and an attaching adhesive layer covered beneath one side of the printed layer. A gap is defined between the surface film layer and the screen, wherein the gap is connected with the ventilation portion. The design of the ventilation portion and the gap may help the air flow to prevent introducing the Newton ring besides protecting the screen and so as to achieve the practical improvement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventor: CHI-LIANG WEI
  • Publication number: 20140010985
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for processing two different thermoplastic films (F1, F2, F3) in a thermoforming system, wherein cuts (9 . . . 14) of the one or the other film are selectively and variably brought on request in a conveyor means through the thermoforming system, such that different successive cuts (9 . . . 14) are conveyed by the conveyor means to a thermoforming station (18) and processed therein, and two successive cuts (9 . . . 14) are joined into a film strip (12), either edge to edge or with an overlap (15, 16).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: KIEFEL GMBH
    Inventors: Gernold Staemmler, Reiner Huber
  • Patent number: 8609216
    Abstract: A dispenser part, such as a dispenser or a part of a dispenser, includes a first injection molded plastic component part having an associated first mating surface; a second injection molded plastic component part having an associated second mating surface; and a seam formed by the first mating surface and the second mating surface during injection molding for joining the first component part and the second component part to define a dispenser part. The resulting seam has a strength equal to or greater than the strength of at least one of the first and second molded plastic component parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Csaba Zajtai, Imre Poczik
  • Publication number: 20130327549
    Abstract: Protective barriers are commonly installed beneath ceilings when construction work is performed either on these ceilings or on the roofs located above them. These protective barriers can be comprised entirely of one material or of different materials connected by seams. Some or all of these materials can be designed to fail when subjected to temperatures above a certain temperature range causing melting or some other destructive process to occur to these materials. These failures can create access points from the ceiling through the protective barrier to areas below being protected by the barrier, which can allow water from a fire suppression system, typically located near the ceiling, to reach a fire located below the protective barrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventor: David Landis Campbell
  • Patent number: 8590273
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a method of forming a multi-ply core component. A mold press is provided having an upper die and a lower die defining a mold cavity. At least one of the upper die and the lower die has a plurality of protrusions. A first wood composite board and a second wood composite board are disposed within the mold cavity. The first and second boards are fused proximate the plurality of protrusions by compressing the boards in the mold cavity through application of heat and pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Masonite Corporation
    Inventors: Geoffrey B. Hardwick, Randy C. McGuire
  • Patent number: 8573837
    Abstract: A temperature measuring apparatus and a temperature measuring method that may simultaneously measure temperatures of objects in processing chambers. The temperature measuring apparatus includes a first light separating unit which divides light from the light source into measurement lights; second light separating units which divide the measurement lights from the first light separating unit into measurement lights and reference lights; third light separating units which further divide the measurement lights into first to n-th measurement lights; a reference light reflecting unit which reflects the reference lights; an light path length changing unit which changes light path lengths of the reference lights reflected by the reference light reflecting unit; and photodetectors which measure interference between the first to n-th measurement lights reflected by the objects to be measured and the reference lights reflected by the reference light reflecting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Tatsuo Matsudo, Chishio Koshimizu
  • Publication number: 20130276385
    Abstract: A plurality of thermally insulating panels is adapted to abate the transmission of heat through conduction. A plurality of reflective sheets is coupled to the thermally insulating panels. The sheets are adapted to abate the transmission of heat through radiation. An air space is provided in proximity to the insulating panels with means to create a flow of air through the space. In this manner the flow of air through the air space is adapted to abate the transmission of heat through convection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
  • Patent number: 8551595
    Abstract: A modularized assembling and shaping structure of bamboo frame includes providing previously machined and prepared bamboo strips of desired lengths and quantity and applying fixtures to bend the bamboos into a desired geometric shape, such as rectangle, circle, and ellipse. The opposite ends of each frame loop are then applied with adhesives for jointing and bonding to each other to form a closed frame loop so that each frame loop has only one jointing connection. A plurality of frame loops that is of similar shapes but has different cross-sectional dimensions is concentrically nested together, with the mating surfaces of adjacent frame loops bonded together with adhesives and the jointing connections of the frame loops being not in alignment with each other, to form a bamboo frame of improved overall frame strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventor: Wen-Tsan Wang
  • Publication number: 20130260076
    Abstract: A separable fabric article includes first and second fabric portions each having at least one free edge. The separable fabric article includes a plurality of first magnetic fasteners spaced apart along the first portion free edge. Similarly, a plurality of second magnetic fasteners is spaced apart along the second portion free edge. The first and second fabric portions are movable between a connected configuration in which the plurality of first magnetic fasteners are coupled to the plurality of second magnetic fasteners and a released configuration in which the plurality of first magnetic fasteners are separated from the plurality of second magnetic fasteners. The free edges of the first and second portions are adjacent one another at the connected configuration and displaced from one another at the released configuration. Respective magnetic fasteners of said first and second fabric portions are configured to be in alignment at said connected configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: Kayvan Hejazifar
  • Patent number: 8541089
    Abstract: A base element for a fixing belt are provided. The base element includes a sheet which is made of a heat resistant resin and has opposite end portions joined in an endless state. A conductive film layer of a thickness of 3 to 15 ?m is provided over two third or more area of an inner surface of the endless belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Katabami, Minoru Matsuo, Shigenobu Fukui
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130240402
    Abstract: Medical equipment protection material including an adhesive layer, an absorbent layer, and a splatter shield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventor: Amos J. Campista
  • Publication number: 20130243992
    Abstract: A composite material structure that can be made lighter in weight is provided, with the stress concentration at peripheral edge regions around holes being taken into consideration. A wing (1) that is a composite material structure is of a composite material that extends in one direction, has access holes (5) formed therein, and is made of fiber reinforced plastic. A lower surface outer plate (3) of the wing (1) is subjected to a tensile load in the longitudinal direction. The longitudinal tensile stiffness of peripheral edge regions (3a) around the access holes (5) is lower than the longitudinal tensile stiffness of other regions (3b) surrounding the peripheral edge regions (3a).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventors: Yuya Tanaka, Shinichi Yoshida, Hideaki Tanaka, Hideyuki Suzuki, Toshio Abe, Masahiro Kashiwagi
  • Patent number: 8535441
    Abstract: A lid for a crystal growth chamber crucible is constructed by forming arcuate sector-shaped portions and coupling them in abutting relationship, for example by welding, to form an annular profile fabricated lid. The arcuate sector-shaped portions may be formed and removed from a lid fabrication blank with less waste than when unitary annular lids are formed and removed from a similarly sized fabrication blank. For example, the sector-shaped portions may be arrayed in an undulating pattern on the fabrication sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark S. Andreaco, Troy Marlar, Brant Quinton
  • Patent number: 8526106
    Abstract: Methods to substantially reduce or eliminate optical non-uniformity across an interface may also substantially improve the strength and ease of seam manufacturing, including joining substrates. The methods may include managing optical non-uniformities at least by broadening a region over which a change in optical loss may occur and/or by maintaining a substantially constant average optical loss across an interface. The methods may also include forming a seam that substantially reduces the appearance of optical non-uniformities at the seam, which may include maintaining approximately constant average loss in the vicinity of the seam by substantially controlling reflectivity in the vicinity of the seam, in which substantially controlling reflectivity in the vicinity of the seam may include employing a backer treated to minimize optical reflectivity over a range of angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: RealD Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Coleman, Gary D. Sharp
  • Publication number: 20130216757
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a vehicle trim component is provided that includes disposing a fiber panel onto a first surface of a mold cavity. The method also includes compressing the fiber panel between the first surface and a second surface of the mold cavity to form the fiber panel into a desired shape. The method further includes injecting resin into the mold cavity to fill at least one void between the first surface and the second surface adjacent to the fiber panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventor: Johnson Controls Technology Company
  • Patent number: 8505252
    Abstract: A protective barrier that will typically be installed beneath ceilings during construction work being performed on ceilings or roofs of buildings. The protective barrier can be comprised entirely of one material or of different materials connected by seams. Some or all of these materials can be designed to fail when contacted by water via dissolution, melting or through some other destructive process initiated by contact with water. This failure can create access points from the ceiling through the protective barrier to the area being protected by the barrier, which can allow water from a fire suppression system to reach a fire located below the protective barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Inventor: David Landis Campbell
  • Patent number: 8500945
    Abstract: A framing corner joint includes first and second framing rails of fiberglass-reinforced resin construction. The first and second framing rails have hollow mitered ends. A pair of thermoplastic plugs are received in the mitered ends of the respective framing rails. Each of the plugs includes a body inserted into the hollow interior of an associated framing rail and a flat plug flange at an angle of 45° to the body. The plug flanges extend outwardly from the peripheries of the bodies between the rail ends and have flat end faces that are bonded to each other. The bodies of the plugs preferably are hollow, and preferably are received by interference press-fit within the ends of the rails. The plug flanges of the plugs preferably are welded to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Milgard Manufacturing Incorporated
    Inventor: Randy J. Brown
  • Publication number: 20130183477
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing adhesively bonded wood composite products (10, 13, 24, 24a, 25a) from raw logs (1) having substantially the same raw wood length, wherein the wood composite products can be connected to form a freely selectable wood composite width and/or wood composite length, wherein substantially every raw log (1) is split in each case in the longitudinal direction into log parts (2, 20, 21) and into outer slab parts (34) and, after drying and subsequent levelling, profiling (23) is produced on opposite side surfaces (18c, 18d, 37) of each log part (2, 20, 21).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: Hans-Peter Leitinger
    Inventors: Sebastian Leitinger, Gerhard Schickhofer
  • Publication number: 20130171400
    Abstract: A film assembly comprises an application sheet, and an inner release film comprises a first film portion, a second film portion and a pull portion. The first film portion covers an inner surface of the application sheet and is easily detachable. The second film portion forms one piece with the first film portion at a connection edge and folded thereunder. The pull portion is formed at the second film portion and protrudes out from a first edge of the first film portion. The pull portion is pulled along a pull direction away from the connection edge while the second film portion contacts the surface of the article to pull the second film portion in tandem, causing the first film portion to detach from the inner surface of the application sheet, such that the inner surface is attached to the surface of the article without attracting undesired substances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventor: Yu Ping Philip LIN
  • Publication number: 20130149482
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a splicing back plate of a liquid crystal display (LCD) module and a splice structure thereof. The splicing back plate of the LCD module according to the present invention is assembled at least by a first back plate portion and a second back plate portion, wherein at least one splice structure is defined between the first back plate portion and the second back plate portion, and the shapes of two sides of the splice structure are correspondingly engaged with each other. By the splice structure, the present invention can use different type of material to assemble into the splicing back plate of the LCD module, so as to minimize the thickness and maximize the strength except for decreasing the material cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Inventors: Yicheng Kuo, Yu-Chun Hsiao, Chong Huang, Jiahe Cheng, Chengwen Que, Quan Li, Li-Yang Yang
  • Patent number: 8460774
    Abstract: A splice tape for a thermally imaging web. A polymer tape layer, which is thin and strong, has an adhesive layer on its lower side and a thermally imaging composition on its upper side. The thermally imaging composition is similar to the thermal imaging layer on the web. When two ends of a web are joined, the splice tape is placed thereon to join the two ends. The splice tape may be printed at the same time as the web. The thinness of the splice allows the printing to be consistent at the splice, minimizing blank areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Appleton Papers Inc.
    Inventor: James Clifford Bethe
  • Patent number: 8444907
    Abstract: A large area patterned film includes a first patterned area; a second patterned area; and a seam joining the first patterned area and the second patterned area, wherein the seam has a width less than about 20 micrometers. A method for tiling patterned areas includes depositing a predetermined thickness of a curable material; contacting a first portion of the curable material with a mold; curing the first portion of the curable material; removing the mold from the cured first portion of the curable material; contacting a second portion of the curable material with the mold, such that the mold contacts a portion of the cured first portion of the curable material; curing the second portion of the curable material; and removing the mold to yield a seam between the cured first portion of the curable material and the cured second portion of the curable material, wherein the seam has a dimension less than about 20 micrometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Liquidia Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Ermochkine, Derek Schorzman, Jacob Sprague