Sheets Or Webs Coplanar Patents (Class 428/58)
  • Publication number: 20130122234
    Abstract: A precast or prefabricated precast veneer panel which may have an external surface configured to simulate any desired appearance such as field stone, brick, wood paneling or the like and which may be installed in a longitudinal and lateral array of a plurality of such panels and mounted on a preselected surface of a building.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventor: GERARD G. GREMION
  • Publication number: 20130101777
    Abstract: An underlayment layer is configured to support an artificial turf assembly. The underlayment layer comprises a core with a top side and a bottom side. The top side has a plurality of spaced apart, upwardly oriented projections that define channels suitable for water flow along the top side of the core when the underlayment layer is positioned beneath an overlying artificial turf assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: Brock International
    Inventor: Brock International
  • Patent number: 8420197
    Abstract: A two-shot or multi-shot multi-material injection molding process is provided. The process allows dissimilar materials to be injection molded to form a single, injection molded part by creating a structural interlock between the materials to prevent the materials from separating. The structural interlock is formed by forming at least one interlock cavity adjacent to a interfacial surface of a first portion of a molded part molded from a first material, and injecting a second, different material into the mold so that the second material flows into the interlock cavity and fills it. Solidification of the second material in the interlock cavity formed by the first material creates the structural interlock between the two materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: CSP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Giraud, Michel Zbirka
  • Patent number: 8414994
    Abstract: A note-carried liquid pack for application on an article by machine includes a base note layer with printed indicia on a top note face. The note-carried liquid pack also includes first and second fluid-impermeable, substantially transparent laminate layers overlying the base note layer. A first adhesive secures the first laminate layer to the base note layer, and a second adhesive secures the second laminate layer to the first laminate layer along an endless adhesive boundary. The endless adhesive boundary surrounds a central portion devoid of adhesive, in which the laminate layers define a liquid-holding pocket therebetween. A substantially transparent liquid is disposed within the pocket to be sealed therein so long as at least portions of the laminate layers adjacent the pocket remain secured to one another. The printed indicia is viewable through the laminate layers and through the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Express Card and Label Co., Inc.
    Inventor: John W. George
  • Publication number: 20130042552
    Abstract: A spacer assembly has a first end and a second end. A first elongate strip extends from the first end to the second end and a second elongate strip is spaced from the first elongate strip, and also extends from the first end to the second end. A sealant is disposed between the first end and the second end and a first flap protrudes from the second end and overlaps a portion of the first end. In a variety of embodiments a primary seal is defined between the first end and the second end and a flap protruding from the second end and extending over the first end defines a secondary seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: INFINITE EDGE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: INFINITE EDGE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
  • Publication number: 20130037635
    Abstract: A process for defiberizing pulp comprising the steps of attaching a first individual pulp sheet to one or more second individual pulp sheets to form a strip of pulp and feeding the strip of pulp into a defiberizer. The strip of pulp comprises a first individual pulp sheet attached to one or more second individual pulp sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventors: Anirudh Singh, Christopher Michael YOUNG, Timothy Duane SMITH, Steven Lee BARNHOLTZ, Dirk SAEVECKE, Gina ISOLDI, Florian ROUSSELANGE
  • Patent number: 8361584
    Abstract: A clipper seam for joining the ends of a belt, are connected by interdigitated staples which are looped about a pintle and provide barbs on their remote ends to penetrate into the material of the belt. Each end is covered by an edge strip of vinyl by radio frequency welding, and a flap is attached to one end on the low pressure side of the belt by a portion, and folded over to cover the seam on the low pressure side by means of a flap which extends beyond the seam area of the other end. A central area to each side of the seam is impregnated with polyurethane to resist abrasion which tends to concentrate in this area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Madison Filter 981 Ltd.
    Inventor: Stephen Mark Coghlan
  • Patent number: 8361582
    Abstract: A method for joining two or more substrates with a seam is provided. The seam is formed with a thermoplastic tape that is capable of forming an adhesive bond and a physical bond with a substrate. For instance, in one embodiment, the thermoplastic tape is formed from a polyurethane film. In addition, the seam can be utilized in a flat configuration or folded into a variety of different shapes, such as in a z-shaped configuration. As a result of the present invention, it has been discovered that a seam can be formed to have improved strength without substantially sacrificing the desired functional properties of the substrate materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Clemson University
    Inventors: Christine W Jarvis, Robert E Bennett, Brian Frederick
  • Patent number: 8361583
    Abstract: A welded joint for structural component having two or more portions fused together at a weld line. An adhesive layer is placed between the two or more portions at the location of the weld line and a conductor is placed between the two or more portions in operable contact with the adhesive. Energy is transmitted through the conductor and into the adhesive layer to activate the adhesive layer and create the weld line that defines the welded joints between the two or more portions. The welded joint of the structural component allows energy to be injected into the adhesive layer via the conductor in order to cause the adhesive layer to activate from the inside of the adhesive outward. The conductor can be placed adjacent the adhesive layer or within the adhesive layer in order to cause the adhesive to be activated from the inside outward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Magna International Inc.
    Inventors: David Scott Dyke, Jeremy Alan Panasiewicz, Steven Grgac
  • Publication number: 20130019523
    Abstract: A pliable sheet material suitable as a ground cover, said material comprising or including a core region of a bonded matrix of paper shreds, a kraft paper liner on at least one side of the core region bonded to the matrix, and a kraft paper including sheet assembly that includes a tear resistant material selected from a mesh material, woven material or non-woven material and which sheet assembly is bonded to the matrix of the core region on the other side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: Ecocover International Limited
    Inventor: Murray Leslie Cruickshank
  • Patent number: 8354152
    Abstract: An adhesive tape for flying splice, having a left and right boundary edge, at least one main carrier and a first layer of self-adhesive on the obverse of the main carrier, the reverse of the main carrier bearing a parting system suitable for effecting an adhesive bond to a substrate that can be parted again in such a way that sticky residues are left neither on the reverse of the main carrier nor on the substrate in the region of the parted bond, the parting system being constructed in the form of a multiply interrupted stripe having a plurality of segments that extends in the longitudinal direction of the adhesive tape, the individual segments having less of an extent in the longitudinal direction of the adhesive tape than the adhesive tape itself, and the parting system being suitable for effecting the parting process without the main carrier being damaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: tesa SE
    Inventors: Kerstin Götz, Stefan Wulf, Christoph Nagel
  • Publication number: 20130004697
    Abstract: A connection device for fastening two expanded cellular confinement structures includes an insertion member having insertion ends, an insertion member extension, an integral shank, and a handle member. A cellular confinement system includes first and second webs of cells made from strips bonded together in spaced apart areas. The strips form walls of the cells and at least some of the cells define open slots. At least one connection device fastens the first web and the second web together through the open slots. A method of fastening two expanded cellular confinement structures includes aligning two expanded cellular confinement structures; inserting an insertion member of a connection device through open slots; and turning the connection device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: Reynolds Consumer Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel F. Senf, Kai Tietjen, Cory Schneider, William Handlos, Gary M. Bach
  • Patent number: 8343605
    Abstract: An adhesive tape for flying splice, having a left and right boundary edge, at least one main carrier and a first layer of self-adhesive on the obverse of the main carrier, the reverse of the main carrier bearing a parting system which is suitable for effecting an adhesive bond to a substrate that can be parted again in such a way that sticky residues are left neither on the reverse of the main carrier nor on the substrate in the region of the parted bond, the parting system being constructed in a particular form as described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: tesa SE
    Inventors: Kerstin Götz, Stefan Wulf, Christoph Nagel
  • Publication number: 20120328820
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods for firmly joining fiber-reinforced, plastic-based adherends, wherein depressions are introduced into opposing lateral surfaces of the adherends, and have injected into them a fiber-reinforced plastic material that serves as an adhesive, a device for implementing such a method, as well as a component joined in this way.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Robert Alexander GOEHLICH, Malte SANDER
  • Publication number: 20120319393
    Abstract: A form with an integrated folding card produced using two core parts which can be removed from the form and two covering parts which can be removed from the form. The two core parts have a flat substrate and a first adhesive layer. The two covering parts have an at least partially transparent top layer and a second adhesive layer. The form has a first punch which forms the two core parts. The form has a second punch which forms the two covering parts. The core parts and the covering parts are coextensive. The form has a first and a second page. The first page, as viewed from the front, comprises the flat substrate, the first adhesive layer, a first dividing layer and a first carrier layer and contains the two core parts formed by the first punch. The first punch is made from the front as far as the first carrier layer at the most.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventor: Jules Fischer
  • Publication number: 20120301638
    Abstract: An underlayment layer is configured to support an artificial turf assembly. The underlayment layer comprises a core with a top side and a bottom side. The top side has a plurality of spaced apart, upwardly oriented projections that define channels suitable for water flow along the top side of the core when the underlayment layer is positioned beneath an overlying artificial turf assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: BROCK INTERNATIONAL
    Inventors: Steven Lee Sawyer, Daniel C. Sawyer, Richard R. Runkles
  • Patent number: 8308882
    Abstract: A three-dimensional hollow fiber component includes a first sheet having first; second, third, fourth and fifth consecutive adjacent sheet sections, the first and fifth sections being end sections, the sheet shaped so as to surround a first chamber such that the first and fifth sections overlap to form a top wall of the first chamber and are stitched to each other by at least one seam and a second sheet having first, second, third, fourth and fifth adjacent consecutive sheet section, the first and fifth sections being end sections, the sheet sections shaped so as to surround a second chamber such that the first and fifth sections overlap to form a top wall of the second chamber and are stitched to each other by at least one seam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Christian Weimer
  • Publication number: 20120276319
    Abstract: A three piece component (1, 51) comprising a main body (5, 50) having two stiles (3, 65) and at least one panel member (4, 56) intermediate and integrally formed with the two stiles (3, 65). At least one end of the main body (5, 50) defines an opening (6, 59) in the main body (5, 50) where the stiles (3, 65) extend beyond the panel member (4, 56) and at least one rail (2, 81) is formed for insertion into the opening (6, 59) at the end of the main body (5, 50).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventor: Sean O'Neill
  • Publication number: 20120269993
    Abstract: A mat for mounting a monolith, the mat comprising a first inorganic fibre layer, where the mat has a front edge intended to form a gas facing edge in use, a rear edge opposite thereto and side edges extending between the front and rear edges, wherein the first inorganic fibre layer at a first side edge of the mat, and/or at a second side edge of the mat is cut at an acute angle to the thickness direction of the mat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: Saffil Automotive Limited
    Inventors: Kelvin Weeks, Adam Kelsall
  • Patent number: 8287973
    Abstract: An adhesive system for flying splice (“parting system”), suitable for producing an adhesive bond on a substrate that can be parted again in such a way that adhesive residues remain neither on the reverse of the adhesive tape nor on the substrate in the region of the parted adhesive bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Tessa SE
    Inventors: Christoph Nagel, Kerstin Götz, Ingeborg Graefe
  • Patent number: 8287978
    Abstract: A flooring system comprising a carrying panel with edges, said edges being provided with means for joining. The carrying panel is further being provided with an upper side and a lower side. The flooring system comprises a plurality of panels where each panel is provided with an upper decorative surface. The flooring system comprises panels with at least two of decorative surfaces selected from the group consisting of: a thermosetting composite, a thermoplastic composite. an elastomeric foil, a thermoplastic foil, a metal sheet, a fabric, a mineral and a mineral composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Pergo (Europe) AB
    Inventors: Sven Kornfalt, Peter Ringo, Anja Lindstedt, Kent Akerman
  • Patent number: 8287979
    Abstract: A flooring system comprising a carrying panel with edges, said edges being provided with means for joining. The carrying panel is further being provided with an upper side and a lower side. The flooring system comprises a plurality of panels where each panel is provided with an upper decorative surface. The flooring system comprises panels with at least two of decorative surface selected from the group consisting of a thermosetting composite, a thermoplastic composite, an elastomeric foil, a thermoplastic foil, a metal sheet, a fabric, a mineral and a mineral composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Pergo (Europe) AB
    Inventors: Sven Kornfalt, Peter Ringo, Anja Lindstedt, Kent Akerman
  • Publication number: 20120251759
    Abstract: A component in a processing chamber of a substrate processing apparatus, where a temperature may be accurately measured by using a temperature measuring apparatus using an interference of a low-coherence light, even when a front surface and a rear surface are not parallel due to abrasion, or the like. A focus ring used in a vacuum atmosphere and of which a temperature is measured includes an abrasive surface exposed to an abrasive atmosphere according to plasma, a nonabrasive surface not exposed to the abrasive atmosphere, a thin-walled portion including a top surface and a bottom surface that are parallel to each other, and a coating member coating the top surface of the thin-walled portion, wherein a mirror-like finishing is performed on each of the top and bottom surfaces of the thin-walled portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Jun YAMAWAKU, Chishio KOSHIMIZU, Tatsuo MATSUDO
  • Patent number: 8268431
    Abstract: An apparently seamless lengthened bamboo sheet is formed by lengthening a plurality of bamboo strips or blanks and assembling a plurality of lengthened bamboo strips or blanks together. A slot is formed on at least one end of the bamboo strips or blanks in direction of length, and a tenon corresponding to the slot is formed on the same end; the tenon on one bamboo strip or blank is embedded into the slot on another bamboo strip or blank. The tenon and slot are mutually matched and the two bamboo strips or blanks are engaged to each other. A method to manufacture is the apparently seamless lengthened bamboo sheet includes: forming a slot and a tenon on the end of bamboo strips or blanks; embedding a tenon at one end of one bamboo strip or blank into a slot on one end of another bamboo strip or blank; assembling and gluing a plurality of lengthened bamboo strips or blanks in direction of width or thickness; forming the bamboo sheet by a common process including pressing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Shanghai Yunsheng Bamboo and Wood Product Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yonghui Gao, Shiqing Gao, Shibin Gao
  • Patent number: 8268432
    Abstract: A composite structure such as a carbon-fiber surgical table width extender includes a fiber-resin composite body and outer surface protective elements. The protective elements are adhered to the body during curing of the body's thermosetting binding matrix at a given temperature and pressure. The protective elements can include stainless steel elements and thermosetting elements which can be deformably thermoplastic and non-liquid, and simultaneously thermoset at this same temperature and pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Inventor: Roger J. Malcolm
  • Publication number: 20120225236
    Abstract: An insulated building panel and building construction panel system utilizes a plurality of panels made of solid foam core with insulation R values, encapsulated within external hard coatings permanently bonded to the cores. The cores optimally consist of expanded polystyrene foam and the hard coatings are a polyurethane hard coat blend. Roof and exterior wall construction units utilize a plurality of adjacently aligned panels, each panel being located between support members and being compressed together and pressure-fitted against adjacent panels and support members such that each construction unit is formed from the compressed, pressure-fitted panels. The panels themselves serve as the primary structural elements and only insulating elements of the construction units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventor: James Edward Cox
  • Patent number: 8247059
    Abstract: A two-color molding equipment for shaping a two-color molded product by placing a film in primary mold tool configured by a fixed mold and a movable mold, injecting a resin into a first cavity to shape a primary molded piece, shifting the primary molded piece provided with the film to secondary mold tool configured by the fixed mold and the movable mold, and injecting a resin into a second cavity to shape a secondary molded piece, wherein the first cavity is configured to shape the primary molded piece to be smaller than the film so that a part of the film protrudes from the primary molded piece, and a wall surface located at the protruding portion of the film to constitute the first cavity is provided with a convex portion that restricts mold shrinkage of the film protruding portion in the primary molded piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Nissha Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takeshi Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20120178344
    Abstract: This invention details a novel band having an expansion zone which will afford self-adjusting expansion when activated by an object which it surrounds. In apparel, the wearer is provided with an expandable size, tip-over and hip adhesion to accommodate comfortably an expanding stomach, such as a pregnant woman.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventor: Maria D'Anza
  • Publication number: 20120177862
    Abstract: The engineered board can be produced with spruce wood at moisture contents at or below 8%, while maintaining knot-fallout resistance which allows uses such as cabinet work products. The process can involve adhering a plurality of dimensional lumber boards face to face into a stacked assembly, in a direction perpendicular to the average growth ring direction and parallel to the average knot direction, and then sawing engineered boards from the stacked assembly by sawing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: PRODUITS FORESTIERS CANBO, INC.
    Inventor: Denis Girard
  • Patent number: 8206802
    Abstract: Trim panel including a decoration layer having a decoration side provided with a decoration, a contact layer having a contact side structured and arranged for contact with a substrate, and an intermediate layer having a cell structure and being at least one of: connected one of indirectly or directly to the decoration layer and connected one of indirectly or directly to the contact layer. A connecting layer is produced from a wood material and formed in one piece with at least one connecting element formed on at least two opposing sides of the connector layer in the form of complementary tongue and groove connectors. Intermediate layer is one of: arranged on a side of connecting layer facing towards decoration layer or on a side of connecting layer facing towards contact layer, and is exposed on edges of trim panel running orthogonally to panel plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Interglarion Limited
    Inventor: Herbert Ruhdorfer
  • Patent number: 8202595
    Abstract: A shielding material includes a non-conductive sheet, an elongated adhesive strip and a conductive sheet. The elongated adhesive strip is disposed on a first side of the non-conductive sheet. The adhesive strip is spaced apart from a first edge of the non-conductive sheet and includes a removable cover film that protects the elongated adhesive strip until it has been removed. The conductive sheet is adhered to a second side of the non-conductive sheet. A first end of the conductive sheet is spaced apart from the first edge of the non-conductive sheet so that a first portion of the conductive sheet extends beyond the first edge of the non-conductive sheet. The conductive sheet is also disposed relative to the non-conductive sheet so that the second end is parallel to a second edge and so that a second portion of the non-conductive sheet extends beyond the second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Pak-Lite, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard H. Ford
  • Publication number: 20120135179
    Abstract: The invention provides a set gypsum-containing product having increased resistance to permanent deformation and a method for preparing it comprising forming a mixture of a calcium sulfate material, water, and an appropriate amount of one or more enhancing materials chosen from condensed phosphoric acids, each of which comprises 2 or more phosphoric acid units; and salts or ions of condensed phosphates, each of which comprises 2 or more phosphate units. The mixture is then maintained under conditions sufficient for the calcium sulfate material to form a set gypsum material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Applicant: UNITED STATES GYPSUM COMPANY
    Inventors: Qiang YU, Steven W. SUCECH, Brent E. GROZA, Raymond J. MLINAC, Frederick T. JONES, Paul J. HENKELS
  • Publication number: 20120128914
    Abstract: A business form product (10) broadly including a printable sheet (12), a magnetic sheet (14) aligned edge-to-edge with the printable sheet (12) to define a seam (16), and a heat-resistant tape (18) applied over the seam (16) to retain the sheets (12,14) in the edge-to-edge relationship is disclosed. The inventive business form product (10, 106) is formed by joining multiple continuous webs (38, 58) edge-to-edge and marrying the webs (38,58) with an adhesive strip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: WARD-KRAFT, INC.
    Inventor: Jesse D. Crum
  • Patent number: 8176705
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel composite structure with enhanced toughness, which incorporates features mimicked from nacre (mother of pearl). The structure can be used in many industrial and clinical applications, including aeronautics (aircraft skin), the defense industry (armor materials); orthopedics and medical devices (tough, biocompatible coatings on prostheses) and micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS; increased reliability for critical components).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Northwestern University
    Inventors: Horacio Dante Espinosa, François Barthelat
  • Patent number: 8173238
    Abstract: A composite shaped article with uneven configuration junction face, comprising a resin member and a plate member composed of topside and underside arranged surface layer base materials integrated with a core layer base material interposed therebetween, the plate member and the resin member joined together with an uneven configuration at the side end faces facing each other. In the composite shaped article, the length of actual junction line formed along the unevenness of the uneven configuration is 1.05 mm or greater per mm of a protrusion passage line consisting of a continuity of line segment linking neighboring protrusion tops with each other in the uneven configuration drawn by the surface layer base materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasutaka Okano, Yasunori Nagashima, Hisashi Tebaka
  • Publication number: 20120094052
    Abstract: A carpet that can be installed onto a flooring surface without the requirement for registration between adjacent broadloom carpet pieces. The carpet comprises a design member that comprises a plurality of pattern members that are colorized and that define a void area, which has a substantially uniform color and pile height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventors: James H. Bailey, Paul A. Young
  • Patent number: 8153213
    Abstract: An intermediate transfer media, such as a belt of a polyimide/polyetherimide/polysiloxane, a polyimide polysiloxane, a mixture of a polyimide/polyetherimide/polysiloxane and a polyimide polysiloxane, and copolymers and block copolymers thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Jin Wu
  • Patent number: 8153234
    Abstract: Floor panel, whereby this floor panel (1) includes a decor (8), as well as a top layer or laminate layer (9) on the basis of synthetic material (10), and whereby the decorative side (16) of the floor panel (1) imitates a wood pattern, wherein the floor panel (1), at its upper surface, has zones (22-23) of different gloss degrees, which extend over the upper surface as a function of the imitated global wood pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Flooring Industries Limited
    Inventors: Oke Nollet, Christophe Naeyaert
  • Patent number: 8153224
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for connecting two fabric pieces (11, 12). Said method comprises the following steps: a) two fabric pieces (11, 12) are joined together at a joint (18), said fabric pieces (11, 12) being provided with an elastomer coating on one side (11a, 12a) and a thermoplastic coating on a second side (11b, 12b); b) the joint (18) is covered on the first side (11a, 12a) of the fabric pieces (11, 12) by means of a first seam strip (15) that is provided with an elastomer coating on the side (15a) facing the fabric pieces (11, 12), while the joint (18) is covered on the second side (11b, 12b) of the fabric pieces (11, 12) by means of a second seam strip (16) that has a thermoplastic coating on the side (16b) facing the fabric pieces (11, 12); c) the fabric pieces (11, 12) are connected to the first seam strip (15) by curing at least one of the elastomer coatings, and the fabric pieces (11, 12) are connected to the second seam strip (16) by treating the thermoplastic coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Novurania S.p.A.
    Inventor: Mirco Pellegrini
  • Publication number: 20120070605
    Abstract: An SiC ingot includes a bottom face having 4 sides; four side faces extending from the bottom face in a direction intersecting the direction of the bottom face; and a growth face connected with the side faces located at a side opposite to the bottom face. At least one of the bottom face, the side faces, and the growth face is the {0001} plane, {1-100} plane, {11-20} plane, or a plane having an inclination within 10° relative to these planes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Sasaki, Shin Harada, Taro Nishiguchi, Kyoko Okita, Hiroki Inoue, Yasuo Namikawa, Shinsuke Fujiwara
  • Publication number: 20120034707
    Abstract: Disclosed are atomically precise nanoribbons formed by gradient-driven catalytic etching of crystalline substrates to produce edges formed along specific crystallographic axes by thermally-activated particles. Also provided are related methods for fabrication of these nanoribbon structures. Further provided are devices and related methods for power generation and for detection of specific targets using the disclosed structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventors: Sujit S. Datta, Douglas R. Strachan, Samuel M. Khamis, Alan T. Johnson, JR., Yaping Dan
  • Patent number: 8110054
    Abstract: A method for connecting at least two sheet-like formations, in particular at least two metal sheets with a thin material thickness for aircraft, comprises establishing butt-joint connections between the sheet-like formations by forming a joining region; mechanical processing of the sheet-like formations and/or of the joining region; mechanical and/or chemical adhesive pre-treatment of the sheet-like formations and/or of the joining region; and pasting-on at least one reinforcement element in the region of the top and/or the bottom of the joining region, wherein for the purpose of forming a second load path the width of the at least one reinforcement element is wider than the width 16 of the joining region. A connection is provided and made according to the method. A lightweight structure is also provided that comprises at least one connection according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Airbus Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Karsten Litzenberger, Marco Pacchione, Alexei Vichniakov
  • Publication number: 20120027978
    Abstract: A multi-element optical substrate preparation method includes the steps of: a) preparing a first element having a center hole and a core positioning device defining a first element center line; b) preparing a mold having a mold cavity and a cavity center line, and then placing the first element in the mold to keep a predetermined part of the first element in contact with the mold cavity; c) calibrating the position of the core positioning device of the first element in the mold cavity subject to the reference of the cavity center line of the mold; d) filling a transparent plastic material into the mold cavity of the mold for enabling the transparent plastic material to be molded on the first element and cured into a second element so that the first element and the second element form an optical substrate; and e) opening the mold and taking the optical substrate out of the mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventors: Yu-Sheng Chang, Tsu-Meng Lee, Yu-Chuan Chiu
  • Patent number: 8087212
    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: January 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Masonite Corporation
    Inventors: Geoffrey B. Hardwick, Randy C. McGuire
  • Patent number: 8071192
    Abstract: A flooring system comprising a carrying panel with edges, said edges being provided with means for joining. The carrying panel is further being provided with an upper side and a lower side. The flooring system comprises a plurality of panels where each panel is provided with an upper decorative surface. The flooring system comprises panels with at least two of decorative surface selected from the group consisting of a thermosetting composite, a thermoplastic composite, an elastomeric foil, a thermoplastic foil, a metal sheet, a fabric, a mineral and a mineral composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Pergo AG
    Inventors: Sven Kornfalt, Peter Ringo, Anja Lindstedt, Kent Akerman
  • Patent number: 8070903
    Abstract: A novel molded fabric is made by bringing a first patterned group of numerous discrete disjoint elements positioned on a first side of a contact boundary extending throughout the thickness of the fabric being molded, together with a second patterned group of numerous discrete disjoint elements, over-lapping the first group of discrete disjoint elements, on the opposite side of the contact boundary, and joining the elements together at their tip portions. Various techniques are disclosed for maintaining separation of overlapping cross-over portions of the thread elements crossing each other during joining the terminal portions together, so that they simulate woven cloth. First and second rolls can carry the elements in molten form within cavities in the roller surfaces or patterns of solid elements within first and second matrices, can be joined together at the nip of the rolls by heat or chemical means to produce substantial savings in fabric manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Inventor: John E Meschter
  • Patent number: 8071193
    Abstract: The invention relates to 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: December 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Ulrich Windmoller Consulting GmbH
    Inventor: Ulrich Windmöller
  • Publication number: 20110293875
    Abstract: Provided is a piece of cloth, wherein clothing composed of a soft and lightweight material can be constituted of flat small pieces. A piece of cloth consists of a hexagonal central part, and first and second peripheral edge parts located alternately at the peripheral edges of the central part. The first and second peripheral edge parts share one side of the hexagons, a first cut having a length shorter than the length of the side but longer than a quarter thereof is made in the border line of the first peripheral edge part and the central part, and second cuts having a length equal to or slightly longer than one half of [(the length of the side)?(the length of the first cut)] are made on the border line of the second peripheral edge part and the central part from the opposite ends of the side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: BUILMATEL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jungeun Lee
  • Patent number: 8067078
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel composite structure with enhanced toughness, which incorporates features mimicked from nacre (mother of pearl). The structure can be used in many industrial and clinical applications, including aeronautics (aircraft skin), the defense industry (armor materials); orthopedics and medical devices (tough, biocompatible coatings on prostheses) and micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS; increased reliability for critical components).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Northwestern University
    Inventors: Horacio Dante Espinosa, François Barthelat
  • Patent number: 8053053
    Abstract: A shell purfling strip has sufficient flexibility to be placed within a curved configuration. The 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 organic shell layer, with a bonding agent attaching the layers together. The organic shell layer comprises a plurality of precisely placed breaks along its length. The binding material retains the individual fragments of the shell layer in the strip, but because the binding material comprises a flexible material, such as rubber, the layer of binding material is sufficiently flexible to allow the purfling strip to flex longitudinally and transversely. The shell purfling strips may be attached in parallel relationship to other perfling components such that the perfling components can be installed as a unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Inventor: Kevin Ryan