Double Faced Corrugated Sheets Or Webs Connected Patents (Class 428/59)
  • Patent number: 10046528
    Abstract: A composite structure comprising a matrix and a reinforcement. The matrix comprises a substantially nonconductive material. The reinforcement comprises a conductive material. The reinforcement is located within the matrix to form a composite layer. A portion of the reinforcement is exposed at a surface of the composite layer such that electrical conductivity of the composite layer is increased in a direction substantially perpendicular to the composite layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Kevin O'Brien Gaw
  • Patent number: 9555918
    Abstract: A reusable plastic container is provided. The container includes a plastic container body having opposing side panels and opposing end panels. The container body also includes top side panel flaps attached to a top portion of each side panel, and bottom side panel flaps attached to a bottom portion of each side panel. The container body has top end panel flaps attached to a top portion of each end panel, and bottom end panel flaps attached to a bottom portion of each end panel. The top and bottom side panel flaps are each defined with respect to the side panels by a fold line. The fold lines including at least one scored portion and at least one welded portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: ORBIS Corporation
    Inventor: William F. McMahon
  • Publication number: 20150140254
    Abstract: A liquid-proof seamed article including an elastic laminated panel and a corrugated elastic laminated panel joined at the sealing regions of the laminated panels is provided. In exemplary embodiments, both of the laminated panels are corrugated. The laminated panels each include a textile layer and a protective layer. At least one of the textile layer and protective layer is elastic. An adhesive pre-treatment may be applied to the elastic laminate panel and/or the corrugated laminate panel along respective sealing regions prior to forming a seam. Additionally, the laminate can be stretched to substantially flatten the corrugations prior to forming a seam. By substantially flattening the surface of the corrugated laminated panel(s), an adhesive may be applied such that there are no gaps in the adhesive. The corrugated laminates may be used as material for making garments. An apparatus and a method for making a liquid-proof seamed article are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Francis E. McCann, III, Andrea Biro, Michael V. Edwards
  • Patent number: 9005768
    Abstract: The invention is directed at composite materials, articles including the composite materials, and methods for producing and using them. The composite material includes regions that differ in one or more properties. The composite material generally includes a first metallic sheet, a second metallic sheet; one or more metallic inserts interposed between the first and second metallic sheets; and a polymeric layer (e.g., a core layer) interposed between the first and second metallic sheets. The polymeric layer preferably includes a thermoplastic polymer. Preferably, the composite material includes a first region having an insert interposed between the metallic sheets so that the first region (relative to the second region) has a high tensile strength, a high thickness, a high density, or any combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Productive Research
    Inventors: Shimon Mizrahi, Eyal Mizrahi
  • Patent number: 8981255
    Abstract: Provided herein is a method for securely fixing a connecting element on a metal workpiece by welding involving the formation of locally confined weld points that permits the friction-increasing, play-free, reversible connection of joined workpieces for applications in assembly and transportation. The connecting element includes a metal foil having hard material particles fixed on the joining surfaces by a metallic binding layer. Similarly, a component having a metal workpiece and the connecting element, which is suitable for the connection of workpieces to be joined in machine, plant, and motor vehicle construction, is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Franz Berger, Daniel Burtsche, J├╝rgen Meyer, Sven Schreiner
  • Patent number: 8623489
    Abstract: The dunnage can be used for protecting edges of articles such as wood furniture during shipping and has a honeycomb panel having a first and second opposed faces, and a first and second adjacent panel sections folded relative to each other along a V-groove extending into the first face, a layer of antiskid cohesive material applied on the V-groove and maintaining said first and second adjacent panels in said folded configuration, and also applied on a substantial portion of one of said first and second adjacent panel sections, on the first face. The cohesive on the exposed face of the folded dunnage acts as an antiskid which reduces the likelihood of the dunnage sliding once applied to the edge of the article, and also reduces the abrasiveness of the honeycomb panel. A process of production is also disclosed where the V-groove can be made on line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Cascades Canada Inc.
    Inventors: Diego Depaoli, Martin Parenteau, Michael Kumar, Patrick Laroche, Hugues Prud'Homme, Ernie Carnegie
  • Publication number: 20130224420
    Abstract: A liquid-proof seamed article including an elastic laminated panel and a corrugated elastic laminated panel joined at the sealing regions of the laminated panels is provided. In exemplary embodiments, both of the laminated panels are corrugated. The laminated panels each include a textile layer and a protective layer. At least one of the textile layer and protective layer is elastic. An adhesive pre-treatment may be applied to the elastic laminate panel and/or the corrugated laminate panel along respective sealing regions prior to forming a seam. Additionally, the laminate can be stretched to substantially flatten the corrugations prior to forming a seam. By substantially flattening the surface of the corrugated laminated panel(s), an adhesive may be applied such that there are no gaps in the adhesive. The corrugated laminates may be used as material for making garments. An apparatus and a method for making a liquid-proof seamed article are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventors: Francis E. McCann, III, Andrea Biro, Michael V. Edwards
  • Patent number: 8501665
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for manufacturing a film catalyst, including forming a catalyst layer on one side or each side of a base material to obtain a film catalyst, bending the film catalyst, and optionally cutting the film catalyst, wherein the bending step is conducted by bending the film catalyst with a bending tool composed of two gears that are oppositely arranged as meshing each other while a protective material having a compressibility of 40 to 95% is inserted between the catalyst layer of the film catalyst and the two gears.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Kunio Matsui, Masayasu Sato, Yoshimi Yamashita
  • Patent number: 8357427
    Abstract: Processes are provided for making partially coated monolith catalysts that are useful, for example, as pre-combustor catalysts for diesel exhaust aftertreatment. Monolith substrates are provided with interconnectivity and/or temporary barriers that allow from about 10 to about 90% of the monolith channels to be coated after the monolith substrate is assembled without having to carefully pick out among a large number of openings which ones to inject into or which ones to plug. The invention includes options of injecting into a multipath monolith substrate and of emplacing blocking material during monolith construction. Either catalyst coating material or coat-blocking material can be injected. Blocking materials allow the use of machinery for ordinarily non-selective processes, such as machinery for dip coating. Both multipath injections and pre-placed barriers can be used in a single partial coating process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: International Engine Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Allen Magno, Ralph Albert Dalla Betta, Bret Robert Armanini, David R. Sheridan
  • Patent number: 8158271
    Abstract: A panel is disclosed formed of sheet material, the panel having opposite edges and being profiled to include a plurality of formations spaced along the length of the panel and extending between the edges, each formation including a substantially convex section and a substantially concave section which meet at a peak, and wherein each formation meets an adjoining formation at a trough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Gram Engineering Pty Limited
    Inventor: Ronald Leslie Mann
  • Patent number: 8029913
    Abstract: A panel is disclosed formed of sheet material, the panel having opposite edges and being profiled to include a plurality of formations spaced along the length of the panel and extending between the edges, each formation including a substantially convex section and a substantially concave section which meet at a peak, and wherein each formation meets an adjoining formation at a trough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Gram Engineering Pty Limited
    Inventor: Ronald Leslie Mann
  • Publication number: 20110171413
    Abstract: Carbon nanotube embedded textiles and methods for production of carbon nanotube embedded textiles are disclosed. Initially, carbon nanotubes, a cationic surfactant, and distilled water are mixed to form a stabilized carbon nanotube mixture. A textile is then soaked in a solution of the stabilized carbon nanotube mixture and an electrolyte to form a carbon nanotube adsorbed textile. The carbon nanotube adsorbed textile is then dried. Next, the dried carbon nanotube adsorbed textile is treating in a solution of a crosslinking agent and a catalyst to form a carbon nanotube embedded textile. The carbon nanotube embedded textile is then dried.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2011
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventors: Farbod Alimohammadi, Mazeyar Parvinzadeh, Ali Shamei
  • Patent number: 7731817
    Abstract: An improved method of joining fiber composite laminates is disclosed. Two fiber composite laminates may be joined together end-to-end. The bonding is done through the thickness of the fiber composite laminates. There are two ways to form the bond: (1) non-interlocking; and (2) interlocking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
    Inventors: James Donn Hethcock, Rodney H. Jones
  • Patent number: 7703251
    Abstract: A 3-dimensional decorative panel is disclosed to easily embody a wanted 3-dimensional shape by using Styrofoam having good heat insulation and workability. The panel includes a drain groove (22) formed on a side of the Styrofoam (20) for draining a rainwater, and a metal plate (10) coupled to a rear surface of the Styrofoam (20), the metal plate having a plurality of bent portions (11), and a reinforcing core (12) being attached to the metal plate 10. A polygarde (30), silicon (31), a polygarde (30), a primer (32), and a colored layer (33) are sequentially layered on a surface of the Styrofoam (20) in order to enhance a durability of the Styrofoam (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Inventor: Won Hoon Roh
  • Publication number: 20100075097
    Abstract: A corrugated paper sheet buffer article for package comprising two tubular upper corner columns arranged in parallel, two tubular lower corner columns arranged below and in parallel with the two upper corner columns, and a plurality of spacing members arranged in parallel between the upper and lower corner columns. A plurality of first insertion grooves are provided along lengthwise directions of the upper and lower corner columns, respectively, and four corner ends of each of spacing members are inserted into the first insertion grooves on the upper and lower corner columns, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Inventor: Tao WANG
  • Patent number: 7485358
    Abstract: The invention concerns a subfloor which is provided between a hard base (11) and a floor such as a laminate or parquet floor resting on the latter, whereby this subfloor is composed of laterally connecting mats (9, 10) having a core (1) made of a synthetic foam provided with an underlay (2) and a top layer (3) made of a synthetic foil, whereby this underlay (2) and top layer (3) represent a flap (4, 5) which extends over the side edge of said core (1), so that this flap (4, 5) overlaps with the mat (9, 10) connecting onto this side edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: Pregis Innovative Packaging Inc.
    Inventor: Johan Benaets
  • Patent number: 7459052
    Abstract: Printed placemats, potholders, and oven mitts, and process for producing same using a high definition color sublimation printing technique. The sublimation printing technique applies a high quality image onto a print receiving layer that is incorporated into a printed placemat, potholder, or oven mitt. The print receiving layer can be adhesively bonded to the printed placemat, potholder, or oven mitt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: Tweel Home Furnishings
    Inventors: Donald E. Tweel, Joseph R. Missry
  • Patent number: 7416662
    Abstract: A density baffle assembly for use in a water treatment system is disclosed. The density baffle assembly includes a plurality of density baffles where each density baffle comprises a corrugated panel member having an upper edge, a lower edge, a first lateral side, and a second lateral side, with a corrugated pattern running across the corrugated panel member. Each density baffle also comprises a support flange integrally connected to the upper edge of the corrugated panel member. The support flange may be affixed to a wall of the water treatment system using a fastening means. Adjacent corrugated panel members may be nested together at their lateral sides and secured to each other using a fastening means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: Molded Fiber Glass Water Treatment Products Co.
    Inventors: Raghuram Aditham, Sib S. Banerjee, Michael Sjostrom, Dennis Vorse
  • Patent number: 7244485
    Abstract: A seamed flexible belt having a substrate and a seam having interlocking seam members, wherein the interlocking seam members are held together by an adhesive having polyamide and an optional electrically conductive filler, for use in electrostatographic, contact electrostatic, digital and other like printing machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Ralph A. Mosher, T. Edwin Freeman, Theodore Lovallo, Damodar M. Pai, John F. Yanus, Timothy J. Fuller, Markus R. Silvestri, Gerald M. Fletcher, Antonio DeCrescentis, Ihor W. Tarnawskyj
  • Patent number: 7173102
    Abstract: Facially amphiphilic polymers and articles made therefrom having biocidal surfaces are disclosed. The polymers can inhibit the growth of microorganisms in contact with the surface or in areas adjacent to said biocidal surface. There is also disclosed a method to identify and optimize the facial amphiphilicity of polyamide, polyester, polyurea, polyurethane, polycarbonate and polyphenylene polymers. Utility as a contact disinfectant is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
    Inventors: William F. DeGrado, Gregory N. Tew, Michael L. Klein, Dahui Liu, Jing Yuan
  • Patent number: 7147907
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for preventing splinters and minimizing the number of injuries attributable to falling onto pressure-treated wooden members, such as landscape ties or timbers used in play areas and landscape projects, through the use of a resilient cover. A cover and various embodiments include a moldable or extrudable waterproof material in the form of a channel having a top wall and two opposing side walls. The combination of channel thickness and composition provides an impact resistance suitable to prevent injuries when one falls upon it. The inner dimensions of the channel are such that the channel fits tightly over the top and sides of a construction beam or timber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Inventor: Robert L. Hiltz
  • Patent number: 6974622
    Abstract: Sheets and sheet kits for use in protecting openings in a walled structure are provided. The sheets are generally plastic sheets having at least one corrugated region and a pair of lateral corrugated regions. The corrugated region and the lateral corrugated regions are configured such that the sheet can resist a missile weighing about 9.4 lbs (4.3 kgs), having a cross-sectional impact area of about 5.25 in2 (34 cm2), and impacting the sheet at a velocity of about 50 ft/s (15.24 m/s). The sheet kits include mounting tracks. It is emphasized that this abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract which will allow a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the technical disclosure. It is submitted with the understanding that is will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims. 37 CFR 1.72(b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Assignee: Paragon Plastic Sheet, Inc.
    Inventor: Ashley Wade
  • Publication number: 20040148887
    Abstract: There is provided a sheet material having a walking surface with high slip resistance. The sheet material has a flexible structural layer laminated to a mesh layer which has interconnected reinforced strands and protruding nodes to impart a high coefficient of friction. The high coefficient of friction of the sheet material provides a roofing underlayment which is safe to walk upon in dry, wet or dusty conditions, and on steeply sloped surfaces. The sheet material may also be used as an industrial wrapping material or a fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2003
    Publication date: August 5, 2004
    Applicant: INTERWRAP INC.
    Inventor: Sandro Di Pede
  • Patent number: 6751831
    Abstract: A base textile with a camouflage pattern is subjected to hot fluid streams to create flat regions and puckered or wrinkled regions, enhancing the three dimensional characteristics of the resulting material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Howard C. Willauer, J. David Strength, William L. McLeod
  • Publication number: 20040109972
    Abstract: A permeable industrial fabric is assembled from a plurality of separate tiles into at least two plies, and in which the two plies are held together by jointing structures made integrally with the tiles. In these fabrics, within each tile the jointing structures are incorporated at primary selected locations according a symmetrical pattern, and the apertures in the tiles which provide the required fabric permeability are incorporated at secondary and tertiary selected locations according two more patterns, at least one of which is asymmetrical. This combination of symmetry and asymmetry allows for some control over the permeability of the assembled fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2003
    Publication date: June 10, 2004
    Inventor: Sam Baker
  • Patent number: 6660366
    Abstract: An interlocking fastening and packing material is disclosed. The material may be utilized for fastening of a plurality of objects together and/or for protecting one or more object(s) disposed therein, particularly during storage, handling and/or shipping. The material comprises corrugations which include alternating concave and convex portions shaped such that each concave portion is receivable and interlockable with a convex portion therein. The corrugations may be elongate or may comprise a matrix of bulbous nodules. The material may further comprise a backing material having two opposing surfaces wherein corrugations are attached to at least one of the two surfaces. A single piece of the interlocking material may be used by overlapping and interlocking one portion of the material with another portion thereof. Multiple pieces of the interlocking material may also be overlapped and interlocked together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Inventor: Eugene D. Simpson
  • Patent number: 6630220
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for producing an air-holding vehicle restraint system, wherein a textile fabric is coated on at least one side with a thermoplastic polymeric material and folded along its lengthwise direction to form a closed bottom end and two open upper ends, with the coated side of the fabric facing inwardly. The method also comprises folding a portion of each of the upper open ends of the textile fabric so that they turn outwardly to form a coated platform, and laying a sealing tape upon the coated platform. The sealing tape is then secured to the coated platform and sealed to the coated platform. The method further comprises cutting the coated textile fabric along predetermined side edges to form an air-holding vehicle restraint system of desired shape, and sealing the cut side edges of the coated textile fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2003
    Assignee: Bradford Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Manuel J. Veiga
  • Publication number: 20030044562
    Abstract: An improved disposable absorbent article, such as a waste collection pad, is provided. The article or pad includes a liquid permeable top sheet and a liquid impermeable back sheet. The pad also includes an absorbent layer disposed between the top sheet and the back sheet. The absorbent layer exclusively comprises super absorbent polymer, or SAP, granules, which are adhered directly to the back sheet by an adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2001
    Publication date: March 6, 2003
    Inventors: Grace Li, Christine M. Monro, Ian W. Cottrell
  • Publication number: 20030039792
    Abstract: A structurally reinforced panel and a method of forming the panel are disclosed. The reinforcement includes a fibrous woven material in a bondable plastic matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2001
    Publication date: February 27, 2003
    Applicant: L&L Products
    Inventors: Christopher Hable, Michael J. Czaplicki
  • Publication number: 20030039793
    Abstract: A trim panel insulator is provided for a vehicle. The insulator includes a nonlaminate acoustical and thermal insulating layer of polymer fiber. The insulator may include a relatively high density, nonlaminate skin of polymer fiber and/or one or more facing layers constructed from various materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2001
    Publication date: February 27, 2003
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Tilton, Lee A. Staelgraeve, Thomas T. Block, Paul W. Poole
  • Publication number: 20020192420
    Abstract: A reflecting cloth with a preferred reflecting effect has a cloth lower layer (or tape layer), a plating metal film middle layer, and a fine glass upper layer. Since the plating metal film is smooth and reflect light so that the light can be reflected to the fine glass beads to generate cloth (or tape) with light of various colors. The plating metal film middle layer is plated on a tape. The plating metal film middle layer has textures so as to enhance the reflecting effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2002
    Publication date: December 19, 2002
    Inventor: Gung Bo Shu
  • Patent number: 6489006
    Abstract: The invention relates to inflatable fabrics which comprise two separated and distinct fabric layers in discrete areas of such fabrics as well as connecting seam-producing materials to which such fabric layers are simultaneously attached. The resultant inflatable fabric composite thus includes inflatable areas separated, at least partially, by seamed barrier areas. This configuration will form “pillowed” structures within the target fabric upon inflation. Such connecting seam-producing materials are incorporated within the two-layer structure as peel seams in relation with the individual fabric layers. Upon inflation, the seams then act as shear seams which greatly increases the overall strength of the two-layer inflatable fabric. These shear seams thus provide a relatively effective manner of reducing air permeability within the entire fabric article. Such a fabric may be utilized in numerous and various applications wherein fabric inflation is desired or necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2002
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventor: Ramesh Keshavaraj
  • Publication number: 20020114933
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the packaging materials. More specifically, the invention relates to materials and methods suitable for use as packaging materials whereby the appearance of grease, fat or oil staining on the packaging material is reduced or eliminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2001
    Publication date: August 22, 2002
    Inventor: Richard J. Gould
  • Patent number: 6395401
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a bond-compatible composite membrane that includes a bituminous material layer and a polyester layer and its use as an intermediate layer between a building structure and exterior finishing materials. Unlike conventional composite membranes, the bond-compatible composite membrane has a rough surface that allows bonding materials to adhere to it. Therefore, mechanical devices are not needed to attach the exterior finishing materials to the building structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2002
    Assignee: MBT Holding AG
    Inventors: Tina L. Bramlett, William F. Egan
  • Publication number: 20010034169
    Abstract: In order to improve a screen element for motor vehicles, in particular, a wind blocker or a sun screen, comprising a piece of flat material extending in a surface area such that it can be manufactured more economically, it is proposed that the piece of flat material comprise a woven, knitted or braided fabric consisting of inherently stiff wires or fibers and thus be of inherently rigid construction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2001
    Publication date: October 25, 2001
    Applicant: ORIS Fahrzeugteile Hans Riehle GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias Goetz, Joerg Riehle
  • Patent number: 6299965
    Abstract: The invention relates to inflatable fabrics which comprise two separated and distinct fabric layers in discrete areas of such fabrics as well as C-shaped seam-producing materials to which such fabric layers are attached. The resultant inflatable fabric composite this includes inflatable areas separated, at least partially, by seamed barrier areas. This configuration will form “pillowed” structures within the target fabric upon inflation. Such seam-producing materials are incorporated within the two-layer structure as C-shaped peel seams in relation with the individual fabric layers. Upon inflation, the seams then act as shear seams which greatly increases the overall strength of the two-layer inflatable fabric. These shear seams thus provide a relatively effective manner of reducing air permeability within the entire fabric article. Such a fabric may be utilized in numerous and various applications wherein fabric inflation is desired or necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2001
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventor: Ramesh Keshavaraj
  • Publication number: 20010016462
    Abstract: A process and apparatus are described for wire bonding circuit devices of large scale integrated design. The bonding process employs a capillary tool that applies heat and pressure to the wires in order to bond them to the circuit device. The circuit device, or pad, is supported upon a closed woven, fiberglass mesh, which supports the circuit device during the bonding process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2001
    Publication date: August 23, 2001
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas E. Chrzanowski, John A. Welsh, James W. Wilson, Jeffrey A. Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 6224714
    Abstract: Synthetic polymers having hydrogen bonding capability and one or more polysiloxane moieties are capable of providing two distinct properties to paper products, such as tissues, which properties heretofore have been imparted through the use of at least two different molecules. The backbone of these synthetic polymers is based on modified vinyl polymers, such as polyvinyl alcohol, polyacrylamides and polyacrylic acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2001
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Wen Zyo Schroeder, Daniel Arthur Clarahan, Mike Thomas Goulet, Thomas Gerard Shannon
  • Patent number: 6121243
    Abstract: A method for treatment of prophylaxis of skin against ageing, against inflammation and for protection from photoreaction and oxidative influences which comprise applying a formulation comprising alpha-glucosyl rutin and one or more cinnamic acid derivatives to the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2000
    Assignee: Beiersdorf AG
    Inventors: Ghita Lanzendorfer, Franz Stab, Sven Untiedt
  • Patent number: 6110591
    Abstract: A high temperature non-asbestos compressed sheet formed without rubber binders, additives, curatives and fillers. The yarns that comprise the invented woven compressed sheet have an elongated metallic core and a vermiculated graphite jacket substantially encapsulating the jacket. In one preferred embodiment, the core is either a metallic foil or a flattened metallic wire both having a generally rectangular cross-section. In another preferred embodiment, the core is a metallic wire shrouded by carbon fibers. The yarns also include an adhesive layer that secures the jacket to the core. Also disclosed is a method for making the invented sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2000
    Assignee: Slade Group, LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Crosier
  • Patent number: 6066379
    Abstract: Paperboard having a water-repellant coating which includes a polymer matrix/wax/pigment mixture and is applied to the paperboard as an aqueous formulation. The polymer matrix includes polymer chains which are ionically cross-linked through pendant carboxylic acid groups to provide, together with the wax and pigment components, a substantially continuous, water-repellant film which more readily breaks down under the alkaline conditions of repulping. The coated board also exhibits low slip and resistance to blocking, and is particularly well-suited in corrugated box constructions used in shipping containers for perishable food items such as meats, poultry, fishery products, fruits and vegetables. The pigmented or unpigmented coating formulations are also used as an overcoat over preprinted paperboard surfaces to simultaneously provide scuff and water resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2000
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventors: Tung Chan Ma, Arnold L. Berzins, Charles J. Davis, Bruce T. Watson
  • Patent number: 6042916
    Abstract: A composite material construction is provided including a laminate of plies (1, 2, 3, 6, 7) arranged with at least one warp dominated ply (7), alternating with at least one weft dominated ply (1, 2, 3) in a thickness direction and at least two weft dominated plies (1, 2, 3) and at least one warp dominated ply (7) arranged in a width direction in which the width of the at least one warp dominated ply (7) is greater than that of each weft dominated ply (1, 2, 3) and in which the weft dominated plies (1, 2, 3) form a lap joint (4, 5) with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2000
    Assignee: British Aerospace Public Limited Company
    Inventor: Andrew Godbehere
  • Patent number: 6030675
    Abstract: The invention relates to tissue products having improved softness properties and methods of making them. Specifically, improved softness is achieved by incorporating a cationic silicone amidoamine ester or phosphate and, optionally, one or more softeners/debonders into the fiber furnish at the wet end of the tissue machine prior to formation, followed by an optional topical treatment with a cationic silicone amidoamine ester or phosphate and/or one or more softeners/debonders after the tissue web is formed. The result is a tissue product with added bulk and a smooth surface feel, both properties contributing to improved softness characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 29, 2000
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Wen Zyo Schroeder, Gary Lee Shanklin
  • Patent number: 5993928
    Abstract: Two pairs of parallel substantial-cut or scored lines extend the length of a card stock sheet and short through-cut lines extend between each of the pairs to define two columns of business card blanks on the sheet. The sheet is passed through a laser or ink jet printer or copier, printing the desired identifying or other indicia on the blanks. The blanks are then separated along the substantial-cut and through-cut lines and the waste sheet portions at the ends, sides, and between the columns are disposed of. The business cards separate cleanly along the substantial-cut lines, superior to the microperforated business card separation lines. Even with the substantial-cut and full-cut lines, the card stock sheets have enough integrity to reliably pass through the printer without breaking apart. To make for a cleaner break (or business card edge) along the substantial-cut lines, the substantial-cut lines can be made by scoring part way into the sheet on both opposing sheet faces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1999
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventor: Ghanshyam H. Popat
  • Patent number: 5863432
    Abstract: A cylindrical filter is formed from a sheet of filter material which includes two connected layers of filter media. Opposed edges of the sheet are joined to form the cylinder by separating the media adjacent the edges and then sealing together the first of the separated layers followed by sealing the second of the separated layers. The two seals are spaced inwardly of the edges and are spaced from one another. In this way, failure of one seal does not result in failure of the cylindrical filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1999
    Assignee: Pall Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Grimes
  • Patent number: 5852103
    Abstract: The invention is a two-part adhesive comprising as a first part: A. a polyurethane prepolymer having reactive isocyanate moieties; and a second part B. a curative composition comprising a polyurea, comprising the reaction product of a polyamine and a polyisocyanate dispersed in a polyether polyol-based polyurethane prepolymer having reactive hydroxyl moieties, and optionally a plasticizer; ii) a compound having at least one oxazolidine moiety capable of reacting with an isocyanate under curing conditions; and iii) a catalyst capable of catalyzing the reaction of isocyanate and hydroxyl moieties in the presence of moisture. The adhesive of this invention provides reasonable drive away times for replacement glass it binds into automobiles. Such drive away times are preferably about 60 minutes and more preferably about 30 minutes from application of the adhesive. The adhesive of the invention also provides reasonable working times, about 10 to 12 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1998
    Assignee: Essex Specialty Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Shailesh S. Bhat
  • Patent number: 5773114
    Abstract: A splice for a fabric reinforced conveyor belt comprising a fabric layer having mating ends cut as an arc of a circle having a radius whose length is greater than the width of the fabric. There is also provided a fabric reinforced conveyor belt comprising: a) a pulley cover; b) at least one layer of fabric reinforcement; and (c) a top cover, wherein the fabric layer has a splice as described immediately above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1998
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Anthony Dennis Adams
  • Patent number: 5718959
    Abstract: A composite web comprising a flexible first web having a first major surface, a second major surface, a first end and a second end, and a flexible second web having a first end and a second end, the first end of the first web being joined to the first end of the second web, and the first major surface comprising a tacky contact cleaning surface. This composite web may used to clean devices that contact the web prior to, during and subsequent to application of a coating to the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1998
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Francis J. Wieloch, Paul F. Zukoski, Gina M. LaManna
  • Patent number: 5683778
    Abstract: An improved method and apparatus for the production of a strand of reinforced graphite-foil yarn which is the basis of the braided graphite-foil yarns. To produce the reinforced graphite-foil strands what is needed is apparatus for a tapered, cone shaped circular die having a specific geometry suitable for curling the fiber and adhesive coated surface inward upon itself, so that the curled ribbon will adhere to itself when compressed into the final protrusion die forming a finished fiber reinforced composite strand of expanded graphite flake having suitable tensile strength, flexibility, and toughness to permit braiding, weaving and other processing making it commercially useful wherever a dry, lubricous, strong, flexible material is desirable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1997
    Inventor: Robert A. Crosier
  • Patent number: RE41650
    Abstract: Two pairs of parallel substantial-cut or scored lines extend the length of a card stock sheet and short through-cut lines extend between each of the pairs to define two columns of business card blanks on the sheet. The sheet is passed through a laser or ink jet printer or copier, printing the desired identifying or other indicia on the blanks. The blanks are then separated along the substantial-cut and through-cut lines and the waste sheet portions at the ends, sides, and between the columns are disposed of. The business cards separate cleanly along the substantial-cut lines, superior to the microperforated business card separation lines. Even with the substantial-cut and full-cut lines, the card stock sheets have enough integrity to reliably pass through the printer without breaking apart. To make for a cleaner break (or business card edge) along the substantial-cut lines, the substantial-cut lines can be made by scoring cutting part way into the sheet on both opposing sheet faces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventor: Ghanshyam H. Popat