Sheets Or Webs Coplanar Patents (Class 428/58)
  • Patent number: 8029880
    Abstract: A water resistant floor board comprises a top layer, a tongue connector, a groove connector, a body, and a bottom layer. The body is made from a man-made material and placed between the tongue connector and the groove connector, and the top layer is placed above the body, the tongue connector, and the groove connector. The bottom layer is a moisture resistant aluminum foil covering the body, the tongue connector, and the groove connector. The tongue and groove connectors are made from moisture resistant solid wood, and the body is made from man-made material. The top layer has a moisture resistant coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Inventor: David C. Liu
  • Patent number: 8025946
    Abstract: A vibration-welded structure includes a welding rib having a weld surface, which is provided on each of two parts to be welded with each other. At least one guide portion is provided on one of the two parts, and the at least one guide portion is capable of guiding a movement of the welding rib of the other of the two parts in a vibration direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Calsonic Kansei Corporation
    Inventors: Kyo Fujita, Minoru Kaneko
  • Patent number: 8021737
    Abstract: A protective cover system for inhibiting corrosion of a metallic object. The protective cover system includes a cover for defining a microenvironment adjacent a metallic object and a corrosion inhibitor source for releasing one or more corrosion inhibitors into the microenvironment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Creare Inc.
    Inventors: Nabil A. Elkouh, Jeffrey J. Breedlove, Bruce R. Pilvelait
  • Publication number: 20110189423
    Abstract: A carpeted surface is protected with a temporary carpet protection sheet that includes a lightweight non-woven or knit fibrous material laminated with a resin backing into which at least portions of fibers of the fibrous material are embedded, or to which resin of the fibers is directly and chemically fused. Male touch fastener elements extend along the backing and are arranged in spaced apart fastening regions adjacent the longitudinal edges of the fibrous material. The male touch fastener elements are configured to be both releasably engageable with the hook-engageable fibers of the fibrous material, when the protection sheet is arranged in overlapping fashion, and releasably engageable with looped carpet tufts. A protection system features multiple lengths of such protection sheet joined by hook seaming tape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicant: VELCRO INDUSTRIES B.V.
    Inventors: David Blaire Townsend, William H. Shepard, Scott Billings
  • Publication number: 20110171412
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a direct printed lightweight panel, in particular a flooring panel, comprising a lightweight MDF or LDF carrier board with a density of ?750 kg/m3; a decor layer printed onto the carrier board; and a transparent protective coating. The different layers and coatings are applied in such a manner so that surface structures and/or optical characteristics of the carrier board are at least partially visible and thereby incorporated into the design of the decor layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventor: Dieter Döhring
  • Patent number: 7972672
    Abstract: A laminated anti-fatigue area rug comprises a bottom laminate of anti-fatigue material being rubber or vinyl having anti-slip properties for stability, a top laminate of cork with an upper wearing surface having a polyurethane coating and a middle bonding laminate of fiberglass cloth and adhesive material to bond the layers together. There resulting rug is sufficiently flexible that it may be rolled for storage without cracking the cork or delaminating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Inventor: Jason Allen
  • Publication number: 20110151172
    Abstract: The invention provides a prestress structural material formed by reorganization with polygonal bamboo units and the manufacturing method for it, the manufacturing method includes manufacturing substrate of prestress structural material formed by reorganization with polygonal bamboo units, and the adding of reinforcement material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventors: Wansi Fu, Ying Yu, Jianbo Zhou
  • Publication number: 20110135852
    Abstract: An impact absorption panel is adapted for playground use and comprises a panel section and a plurality of projections. The panel section is defined by a top surface and a bottom surface. The plurality of projections extend from the bottom surface of the panel section. The plurality of projections have a first stage and a second stage. The first stage is configured to collapse initially when subjected to an impact load. The second stage is configured to provide greater resistance to the impact load than the first stage. The panel section is configured to provide greater resistance to the impact load than the first and second stages. The first stage can also be distinguished from the second stage by virtue of having a comparatively smaller volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Applicant: BROCK USA, LLC
    Inventor: Steven Lee Sawyer
  • Publication number: 20110123755
    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: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: MILGARD MANUFACTURING INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Randy J. Brown
  • Publication number: 20110104425
    Abstract: A folding cutting mat comprises two cut-resistant working surfaces, at least one bendable connecting member and two anti-slip pads that are adhered to one another. Since each of the anti-slip pads has a thickness reduced from one edge toward the opposite edge, after being oppositely combined together, the respective connecting edges of the cut-resistant working surfaces can produce a downward bending force to make the two cut-resistant workings surfaces connect more closely and make the connected cut-resistant working surfaces more flat. The bendable connecting member connected between the two cut-resistant working surfaces includes a concave portion, along which the bendable connecting member is bent. The concave portion is defined with plural spaced through holes and two notches to provide a releasing space for the folds caused by bending deformation, and the bendable connecting member is further embedded with a fiber mesh to increase the durability of the bendable connecting member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventor: Tsai-Lian CHEN LIN
  • Publication number: 20110091678
    Abstract: A sound and/or moisture barrier underlayment suited for use on a roof or floor surface to provide a substantially flat and level surface, comprises at least first and second strips of insulation membranes (10) laid down one next to the other in a coplanar relationship. The first and second strips (24, 26) have a thickness W1. An overlap joint (28) is provided between the first and second strips (24, 26). The overlap joint (28) has a thickness W2 substantially equal to or less than W1 to provide a free-bump transition between the first and second strips (24, 26) while preventing straight-through infiltration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventor: REJEAN PLANTE
  • Patent number: 7918970
    Abstract: A band for a machine for producing web material, in particular paper, board or tissue, includes at least one fabric layer having longitudinal filaments running substantially in a band longitudinal direction and transverse filaments running substantially in a band transverse direction, end regions of the longitudinal filaments being woven with transverse connecting filaments in order to provide an endless configuration of the band, cross-sectional widenings being provided at the filament ends of at least some of the longitudinal filaments woven with transverse connecting filaments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Voith Patent GmbH
    Inventor: Frank Bez
  • Publication number: 20110067330
    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: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Applicant: Tuff Wrap Installations, Inc.
    Inventor: David Landis Campbell
  • Patent number: 7879436
    Abstract: A synthetic board is made from a plastic film ply 4, 6 adhered or welded to a parallel array of thin-walled plastic tubes 2. In some versions, the tubes are spaced from each other. In others the tubes are contiguous. This allows the board to curl up more or less depending on the tube packing about the tubes axes but to resist bowing between the ends of the tubes. The board is useful for packaging, display, cladding and insulation. In some versions, a second parallel array 7 lies at 90° to the first and the board is free to fold about the boundary between the two arrays. In this way, runs of cruciform carton blanks can be manufactured. The tubes can contain particulate or gel filling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Cushionflute Pty. Ltd.
    Inventors: John Kwok, John Charles Punter
  • Publication number: 20110020580
    Abstract: A trim piece for sealing a work surface including a body having a first side, a second side, and a span disposed between the first side and the second side, wherein the first side and the second side are joined at a junction defining an angle between the first side and the second side of between 80 degrees and 100 degrees, a topcap is affixed to the span of the body, wherein the topcap includes a left side having a first wing and a right side having a second wing, an adhesive is bonded to the first side of the body and an aperture is disposed within the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventor: Gregory A. Amundson
  • Publication number: 20110020579
    Abstract: A segmented insulative device and related kit for insulating components of a thermal distribution system. The kit includes a sheet of segmented insulation formed by a composite layer of segmented, flexible, pre-sewn insulation that is easily cut to size in the field using scissors, utility knives or other simple, hand-held cutting devices. The kit also includes two-sided hook-and-loop straps as fasteners, also easily cut to length, using hand-held devices. The segmented insulation and the hook-and-loop straps are attached to one another in the field using a stapler or other hand-held attachment device. This provides an installation kit that an installer can use to provide a versatile insulation in the form of the assembled segmented insulative device. The segmented insulative device lends itself to quick customization on-site rather than requiring costly off-site manufacture or pre-assembly and subsequent quick installation on the pipe component requiring thermal installation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Applicant: Auburn Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Kathie Leonard, Ernest Mattox, Gordon Hart
  • Patent number: 7874593
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present invention provide image-customized postage labels, and systems and methods for providing image-customized postage labels, in rolls adapted for high-speed application to mail pieces. The output of the exemplary systems and methods of the present invention is one or more exemplary rolls of liner-backed, self-adhesive, image-customized postage labels per an order placed by a customer. Each of the exemplary rolls comprises a label roll core and an exemplary length of liner-backed, self-adhesive, image-customized postage labels rolled around the label roll core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Stamps.com Inc.
    Inventor: John Roland Clem
  • Publication number: 20110014413
    Abstract: An improved method and arrangement for increasing the yield in the production of edge glued laminations for the manufacture of edge glued laminated panels from thin timber. The edge glued laminations are manufactured from planed boards with residual waney edge by longitudinal sawing on an edging line including an upper and lower inlet feed conveyor, and edging machine and an upper and lower outlet feed conveyor, the edging machine preferably including a number of saw blades which are laterally adjustable, and the feed conveyors including endless belts of reinforced rubber 5-10 mm thick, having an underside provided with longitudinal channels with a width of 2-10 mm and a depth of 2-10 mm, the feed conveyors running on a number of tracked rollers adapted to the belts. An edge glued laminated panel based on varying lamination widths manufactured according to the method is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2007
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Applicant: SCA FOREST PRODUCTS AB
    Inventor: Lars Stenstrom
  • Publication number: 20110008565
    Abstract: There are provided a vehicle interior finishing laminate sheet in which a polypropylene resin foam board of high foaming extent having interconnected cells is used as a core member, a vehicle interior trim material, a method for manufacturing the vehicle interior finishing laminate sheet, and an apparatus therefor. The present invention relates to a vehicle interior finishing laminate sheet 1 provided with a core member consisting of a polypropylene resin foam board 2. The polypropylene resin foam board 2 is extrusion molded into a plate shape, and has an interconnected cell ratio of 50% or higher and a foaming extent of 10- to 50-fold. A plurality of polypropylene resin foam boards 2, 2 are joined to each other by the hot plate welding method or the laser transmission welding method, whereby a large-size core member of vehicle interior finishing laminate sheet 1, which is used for a roof lining or the like, can be formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Inventors: Akira Kodama, Hiroshi Yoshida, Takahiro Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20110008643
    Abstract: This invention discloses a method, using pure niobium as a transient liquid reactive braze material, for fabrication of cellular or honeycomb structures, wire space-frames or other sparse builtup structures or discrete articles using Nitinol (near-equiatomic titanium-nickel alloy) and related shape-memory and superelastic alloys. Nitinol shape memory alloys (SMAs), acquired in a form such as corrugated sheet, discrete tubes or wires, may be joined together using the newly discovered joining technique. Pure niobium when brought into contact with nitinol at elevated temperature, liquefies at temperatures below the melting point and flows readily into capillary spaces between the elements to be joined, thus forming a strong joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2010
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicants: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: John A. Shaw, David S. Grummon
  • Publication number: 20110008566
    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: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES ,INC.
    Inventors: Yasutaka Okano, Yasunori Nagashima, Hisashi Tebaka
  • Patent number: 7866119
    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: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Masonite Corporation
    Inventors: Geoffrey B. Hardwick, Randy C. McGuire
  • Publication number: 20100316829
    Abstract: The invention relates to a heat-fusible weld seam for joining ground coating members, comprising a copolymer selected from the group of polymers containing acrylic acid, methacrylic acid or maleic anhydride, a polyethylene and a copolyamide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventors: Pierre Bastin, Richard Peres, Nicolas Roelly
  • Publication number: 20100291336
    Abstract: A heat-seal appliqué and method for production that provides numbers, letters, logos, graphics, and other indicia which do not change the physical and visual characteristics of the garment to which it is applied, including breathable and/or moisture-wicking characteristics. The applique comprises a perimeter textile having a thermally activated adhesive coating and an interior opening, and a textile inlay that fits within the interior opening of the perimeter textile. The adhesive coating on the perimeter textile is the only adhesive on the appliqué. The appliqué can be heat-sealed to any garment by the perimeter textile, leaving the inlay suspended over the garment without obstructing any performance characteristics of the garment or textile. The applique is particularly well-suited for lightweight, breathable and/or moisture-wicking textiles commonly used in performance sports apparel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Inventors: Patricia A Mason, Paul Weedlun
  • Publication number: 20100264697
    Abstract: A finish panel for a vehicle may include a panel substrate, a skin layer disposed over the panel substrate, and a foam layer. The panel substrate may include a base portion, an upper sealing surface and a lower sealing surface. The upper sealing surface and the lower sealing surface may be oriented in a step configuration. The skin layer may include an upper skin and a lower skin joined together to form a seam. The seam may include an overlap seam and at least a portion of the overlap seam may be positioned on the lower sealing surface such that there are no obtrusions in an A-surface of the skin layer. The foam layer may be disposed between the skin layer and the panel substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2009
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Applicant: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Jan-Michael Francis Stachura, Warren Jing-Po Chou, Jonathan Joseph Quijano
  • Publication number: 20100257717
    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: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Inventor: Anders Køhl Bülow
  • Publication number: 20100255242
    Abstract: There is described a process for adhering a first elongate foam element having a first end portion to a second elongate foam element having a second end portion. The process comprises an initial step of melting a first surface portion of the first end portion to produce a first molten portion. Next the first end portion is abutted to the second end portion. Thereafter, the first molten portion is caused to solidify to create a seam bond between the first end portion and the second end portion. Thus, the present invention relates to adhering two elongate foam elements together at their end portions. The bond between the foam elements is created by melting at least a portion of the surface of one or both of the end portions of the two foam buns. This creates insitu a molten region which acts as an adhesive when the end portions of the two buns are abutted or otherwise contacted with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Applicant: PROPRIETECT L.P.
    Inventor: John Dix
  • Patent number: 7790261
    Abstract: A splice seam for joining various sections of fabric together is disclosed, wherein the fabric sections are initially delaminated into their constituent plies. The plies associated with each fabric section are then interleaved with each other, and bonded together. The amount of surface area between each interleaved plies can be adjusted as so as to achieve a desired level of load carrying strength between the fabric sections. Additionally, the splice seam may utilize an external and/or internal seam tape to increase the strength of the resultant seam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: Paul E. Liggett
  • Patent number: 7789998
    Abstract: A pinseam press fabric is smoothed in the area of the seam by depositing polyurethane particles having a size of about 1 to 500 micrometers across the seam of the felt defined by the ends of the fabric. The polyurethane particles are drawn into the seam end by the application of a vacuum. Once the particles are deposited, the fabric is heated so that the polyurethane particles melt to form a polymeric matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Voith Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Robert Crook, Sanjay Patel, Clifton Wilder
  • Publication number: 20100206008
    Abstract: A method of cutting a glass sheet that has been thermally or chemically strengthened along a predetermined line, axis, or direction with high speed and with minimum damage on the cut edges. The strengthened glass sheet may be cut into at least two pieces, one of which having a predetermined shape or dimension. At least one damage line is formed within the strengthened glass sheet. The at least one damage line is formed outside the strengthened compressive stress surface layers and within the tensile stress layer of the strengthened glass sheet. The at least one damage line may be formed by laser treatment. A crack is initiated in the strengthened glass sheet and propagated along the at least one damage line to separate the strengthened glass sheet along the predetermined line, axis, or direction into at least two pieces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Inventors: Daniel R. Harvey, Alexander Mikhailovich Streltsov
  • Patent number: 7776177
    Abstract: A method for affixing covering products to building structures is described. The covering product includes a thermoplastic membrane, a layer in which a fabric that includes an adhesive coating, and a release liner. The layer is affixed to a primary surface of the membrane. After the covering product is transported to the building structure, the release liner is removed, and the covering produce is adhered to the building structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Inventor: Michael J. Hubbard
  • Patent number: 7776187
    Abstract: An industrial belt having a non-linear seam adapted to be on-machine joinable. In a particular embodiment, the seam is made up of a opposite end regions of the belt having complementary projections, such as in the form of castellations, which engage at the seam, providing a completely integrated belt throughout the zone of the seam. In the field of papermaking, the belt of the invention can take the form of a transfer belt, whereby the invention provides a fully interlocking, strong seam which minimizes any potential mechanical or hydraulic sheet marking. The invention also includes a method of creating the end regions of the belt, seaming the belt, and casting the belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Voith Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Spence, Paul Riding, John Jeffrey
  • Patent number: 7766494
    Abstract: A light-weight mirror blank assembly, having at least one sheet of corrugated material; and at least one face sheet in intimate contact with a surface of the sheet of corrugated material forming the light-weight mirror blank assembly. The light-weight mirror blank assembly has an areal density less than an equivalent blank assembly having a solid support structure for supporting a mirrored surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: ITT Manufacturing Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Desmitt, David Strafford
  • Patent number: 7765758
    Abstract: Reinforced wood flooring for truck trailers and containers and methods for making and using the same. A reinforced wood flooring may include a wood member. The wood member may include a plurality of wood strips that are attached together. The wood member may also have a top surface and a bottom surface. An essentially water impermeable underlay may be attached to the bottom surface of the wood member with a discontinuous layer of adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Rockland Flooring
    Inventors: Marc Chorney, Ziqiang Lu
  • Publication number: 20100173113
    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: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2009
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Applicant: Liquidia Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Ermochkine, Derek Schorzman, Jacob Sprague
  • Publication number: 20100151175
    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: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Inventors: Yonghui Gao, Shiqing Gao, Shibin Gao
  • Patent number: 7732033
    Abstract: Thermoplastic sealants and methods for forming a joint, such as a weld joint, between one or more structural members using thermoplastic sealants are provided. The thermoplastic sealants have melting temperatures lower than the melting temperature of at least one of the structural members. The thermoplastic sealants may further include fillers, and are disposed between faying surfaces of the structural members. The sealants can fill the spaces between the structural members to prevent the entry of chemicals, moisture, debris and other substances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventors: David C. Van Aken, Yoshihide Kato
  • Patent number: 7732032
    Abstract: Lightweight, fiber reinforced, cementitious panels possessing exceptional toughness for use as building components in applications such as roofing elements, siding elements, framing and sheathing elements, and substrate elements for installation of floor finishes in residential and other building construction types. The panels employ a continuous phase resulting from the curing of an aqueous mixture of inorganic binder, PVA fibers and lightweight filler. The inorganic binder may be, for example, hydraulic cement alone, or a combination of hydraulic cement and pozzolan/s, or a combination of hydraulic cement, alpha hemihydrate, active pozzolan and optionally lime. The PVA fibers reinforce the continuous phase and are randomly distributed throughout the composite. Typical panels of the invention have a density of 60-85 pcf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: United States Gypsum Company
    Inventor: Ashish Dubey
  • Publication number: 20100136278
    Abstract: Moulding material comprising at least one dry fibrous reinforcement layer having a surface resin material conjoined to a first surface thereof and a structural resin material conjoined to a second surface thereof wherein the structural resin material is provided with a recess which is free from resin and is located at the edge of the structural resin layer and wherein the dry fibrous reinforcement layer provides a venting structure to allow entrapped air to pass out during processing. The material of the present invention can be used to form a composite which can be used as a surface coating for large components such as wind turbines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Applicant: GURIT (UK) Ltd.
    Inventors: Kevin Steven Cadd, Christopher William Bunce
  • Patent number: 7722743
    Abstract: The invention is a method for manufacturing a felt belt having a support which is embedded in a fiber matrix and is made up of at least two yarn layers arranged one above another, at least one is a longitudinal yarn layer made up of longitudinal yarns extending in parallel fashion, and at least one is a transverse yarn layer made up of transverse yarns extending in parallel fashion, transverse yarns being present that are continuous over the width of the felt belt. For each longitudinal yarn layer, a first support module is manufactured, by means of a first auxiliary support web, at a width that is less than the width of the completed felt belt, the first auxiliary support web being wound in helical fashion, before, during, or after the application of yarns, to a width that corresponds to the width necessary for manufacture of the completed felt belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Heimbach GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Walter Best, Christian Molls, Dieter Telgmann
  • Patent number: 7718250
    Abstract: The invention relates to an adhesive strip for the bonding of sheeting in the area of a building envelope, with a carrier material and an adhesive coating arranged on the carrier material, wherein the adhesive strip is vapor permeable with a diffusion resistance with an sd value of ?12 m and the carrier material can elongate elastically with a difference value between the percentage of total elongation under loading ?g and the percentage of permanent elongation after loading ?b in the range of 6-80. The invention also relates to the use of such an adhesive strip for the bonding of sheeting in the outer area in house construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: SILU Verwaltung AG
    Inventors: Marco Sieber, Reto Sieber
  • Publication number: 20100119760
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to a barrier structure including a fluoropolymer layer and a polymeric layer. The barrier structure has a chemical permeation breakthrough detection time greater than about one hour for hazardous chemicals as measured by ASTM F739. The disclosure is further directed to a method of forming the aforementioned barrier structure. The barrier material is designed to be suitable for construction of shelters, clothing, containers and other articles requiring barrier properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Applicant: SAINT-GOBAIN PERFORMANCE PLASTICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peter A. Kirk, II, Ruth A. Jamke, Robert G. Pleydon, Jiri George Drobny
  • Publication number: 20100098895
    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: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Inventor: Yvan Baillargeon
  • Patent number: 7700174
    Abstract: A laminate has alternating metal layers and at least one plastic bonding layer. The metal layers each comprise at least two metal layer sections that have mutually overlapping edges bonded to one another. To even out the differences in thickness, a fill is provided which has at least a thickness such that at the location of the fill the laminate has a thickness equal to the thickness at the location of the overlapping edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Stork Fokker AESP B.V.
    Inventors: Abdoel Faziel Rajabali, Willem Jan Nicolaas Ter Steeg
  • Publication number: 20100089209
    Abstract: A method for simultaneously cutting a compound rod of semiconductor material into a multiplicity of wafers. The method includes selecting a first workpiece and a second workpiece, each having two end surfaces; grinding at least one of the two end surfaces of each workpiece so as to create a ground end surface on each workpiece; cementing the ground end surface of the first workpiece to the ground end surface of second workpiece using a fastener so as to produce a compound rod piece having a longitudinal axis, wherein the fastener is disposed between the workpieces so as create a distance between the workpieces; fixing the compound rod piece in a longitudinal direction on a mounting plate; clamping the mounting plate with the compound rod piece in a wire saw; and cutting the compound rod piece perpendicularly to the longitudinal axis using the wire saw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Applicant: SILTRONIC AG
    Inventors: Alexander Rieger, Hans Oelkrug, Josef Schuster
  • Publication number: 20100080942
    Abstract: A curved composite structure, comprises at least two curved composite panel segments joined together. Each of the panel segments includes a fluted core sandwiched between first and second facesheets. A layer of adhesive is used to rigidly bond the panel segments together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Inventors: Douglas A. McCarville, Juan C. Guzman
  • Patent number: 7687129
    Abstract: A splice seam for joining various sections of fabric together is disclosed, wherein the fabric sections are initially delaminated into their constituent plies. The plies associated with each fabric section are then interleaved with each other, and bonded together. The amount of surface area between each interleaved plies can be adjusted as so as to achieve a desired level of load carrying strength between the fabric sections. Additionally, the splice seam may utilize an external and/or internal seam tape to increase the strength of the resultant seam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: Paul E. Liggett
  • Publication number: 20100055372
    Abstract: A splice seam for joining various sections of fabric together is disclosed, wherein the fabric sections are initially delaminated into their constituent plies. The plies associated with each fabric section are then fully interleaved with each other, and bonded together. The amount of surface area between each interleaved plies can be adjusted as so as to achieve a desired level of load carrying strength between the fabric sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventor: Paul E. LIGGETT
  • Patent number: 7662450
    Abstract: A ribbon used in binding and decorating includes two separate superposed flat films of polyolefin plastic, which are bonded or glued together to form an intimate union, the films differing form each other by their elastic elongaton and/or heat-shrinkage properties such that, on leaving the production equipment, the difference between the films results in a different extent of shortening between the two films, to thereby cause curving of their constituted assembly. The curving is contained within a range of elastic deformation compatible with the curvature of the subsequent winding of the ribbon and such as to create spontaneous curling of the ribbon at the ambient temperatures at which it is used, as soon as it is unwound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Nastrificio Angelo Bolis S.p.A.
    Inventor: Vittorio Bolis
  • Patent number: 7618700
    Abstract: Film-bitumen combination with at least three layers is used in particular as a membrane to cover roof areas. At least two film layers of the combination are made from different materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Huhtamaki Forchheim Zweigniederlassung der Huhtamaki Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Michael Fürst