With Noncoplanar Reinforcement Patents (Class 428/61)
  • Patent number: 10654202
    Abstract: Provided is a resin molding in which two types of substrates have a connection part constituted of a thin part provided from the one substrate to the other substrate with a boundary defined by end surfaces of the respective substrates, wherein the density of the one substrate in the connection part is higher than the density of a base part excluding the connection part. The resin molding can have a configuration in which the one substrate is a plate-like substrate including reinforcing fibers and a first thermoplastic resin binding the reinforcing fibers to each other and the other substrate is an injection-molded member connected along the plate face direction of the one substrate from an end surface of the one substrate. Moreover, it is preferred that the connection part have, on the side thereof closer to the other substrate, a section gradually thinned from a position at which the connection part extends and the connection interface be located at an intermediate part of the part that is gradually thinned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideo Kamiya, Masanori Hashiba
  • Patent number: 10584992
    Abstract: A cargo body includes a floor configured to support a cargo load and a roof positioned above the floor. The roof includes a roof panel having a composite construction including a first skin, a second skin, and a core positioned between the first and second skins. The cargo body includes first and second lateral sidewalls, each having an upper rail extending along an upper edge thereof. An edge portion of the roof panel is joined to one of the first and second upper rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: STI Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary L. Fenton
  • Patent number: 10011060
    Abstract: A shaped part comprises a decorative layer on a shaped-part front side, which is configured as the visible face, and a carrier on a shaped-part reverse side. The shaped-part front side is subdivided into at least two regions, a first region and a second region. The decorative layer comprises a first decorative material and a second decorative material, each having a front side and a reverse side. In the first region, the front side the first decorative material provides part of the visible face, and in the second region, the front side of the second decorative material provides part of the visible face. The method comprises preshaping the first and second decorative materials, placing the preshaped decorative materials into an opened cavity of an injection mold, closing the cavity, and configuring the carrier by injecting plastics material into the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Novem Car Interior Design GMbH
    Inventors: Gerhard Egerer, Martin Kreutzer, Daniel Hoth
  • Patent number: 9863100
    Abstract: A method for covering a site with synthetic turf includes laying down a first elongate strip of synthetic turf, laying down a second elongate strip of synthetic turf, with the second elongate strip of synthetic turf is laid down substantially adjacent to the first elongate strip of synthetic turf in a manner such that a portion of the second elongate strip partially overlays a portion of the first elongate strip forming a lap joint. The method also includes the step of applying heat and/or pressure to weld the first elongate strip of synthetic turf to the second elongate strip of synthetic turf along the lap joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: WATERSHED GEOSYNTHETICS LLC
    Inventors: Delaney Lewis, Jose Urrutia, Michael Ayers
  • Patent number: 9823561
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a manufacturing method for seaming materials. The process may be suitable for manufacturing high performance projection screens using a number of methods including, but not limited to, conventional (convert-before-coating) methods, or convert-after-coating methods. An objective of the present disclosure is to identify a process which may substantially minimize distortion of the local surface normal in the vicinity of the join.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: RealD Inc.
    Inventors: Gary D. Sharp, David A. Coleman, Darlene K. Kondo
  • Patent number: 9790337
    Abstract: Provided herein are seam tapes and related methods. The seam tapes can be compatible with polyolefin-based waterproof/breathable (w/b) membranes, including polypropylene (PP) w/b membranes and/or polyethylene (PE) w/b membranes. Also provided are seams sealed by means of these seam tapes, as well as materials, fabrics, and garments including one or more of these sealed seams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Celgard, LLC
    Inventors: Karl F. Humiston, Kristoffer K. Stokes, Perry K. Hancock
  • Patent number: 9783449
    Abstract: There is provided a thin glass elongated body that can be prevented from being broken when subjected to processing or treatment by a roll-to-roll process. A thin glass elongated body of the present invention includes: a main body that includes an elongated thin glass; and a handling section that includes tough films connected to both ends of the main body in a length direction of the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Murashige, Junichi Inagaki, Seong Jin Ryu, Hiroyuki Takemoto
  • Patent number: 9598814
    Abstract: A seaming element for an industrial textile, and methods of manufacture. The seaming element body is constructed from a single layer of polymeric film that is folded to provide a fold region and arms that comprise a first region, and a further second region. The first region is bonded to surfaces of an edge region of the textile, while the second region comprises a plurality of spaced-apart aligned protrusions extending from the first region, each protrusion comprising an interior space defined by an upper layer; a lower layer; and a loop at the fold region that connects the upper and lower layers. The interior space is divided into an outer securing region and an inner securing region by either a rib member placed between and bonded to an inner surface of at least one of the upper and lower layer, or by bonding a portion of the upper layer with a portion of the lower layer at a constriction zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: AstenJohnson, Inc.
    Inventor: Allan R. Manninen
  • Patent number: 9445681
    Abstract: A chair mat especially designed for use in both a sitting and standing position can have a substantially rigid base including a fold line separating a first portion of the base from a second portion. A resilient cushion can positioned on only the second portion lower surface of the base. The second portion can be movable about the fold line relative to the first portion between a first position where the cushion is downwardly facing and a second position where the cushion is upwardly facing. When the second portion is in the first position, the substantially rigid base can present a substantially continuously smooth upper surface providing for easy movement of any casters or rollers supporting a desk chair spider. When the second portion is in the second position, the cushion can provide a compressible yet resilient portion that facilitates a comfortable standing working position for prolonged periods of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Inventor: Edward S. Robbins, III
  • Patent number: 9267231
    Abstract: A method for covering a site with synthetic turf includes laying down a first elongate strip of synthetic turf, laying down a second elongate strip of synthetic turf, with the second elongate strip of synthetic turf is laid down substantially adjacent to the first elongate strip of synthetic turf in a manner such that a portion of the second elongate strip partially overlays a portion of the first elongate strip forming a lap joint. The method also includes the step of applying heat and/or pressure to weld the first elongate strip of synthetic turf to the second elongate strip of synthetic turf along the lap joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: WATERSHED GEOSYNTHETICS LLC
    Inventors: Delaney Lewis, Jose Urrutia, Michael Ayers
  • Patent number: 9199429
    Abstract: A fiber composite tape has a first two-layer strip having a first top layer with fibers angled at ? and a first bottom layer with fibers angled at 0, a second two-layer strip having a second top (or bottom) layer with fibers angled at ?? and a second bottom (or top) layer with fibers angled at 0, and a paper backing tape affixed to the two two-layer strips and joins them side-by-side at their edges to form a seam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventor: Stephen W. Tsai
  • Publication number: 20150140255
    Abstract: A method is provided for joining textured sheet materials. Complementary edges of two sheets of textured sheet material are aligned in an adjacent fashion. A joining element is positioned along at least a portion of the textured surfaces of the two sheets so as to cover at least a portion of the exposed piercing elements and so as to at least partially bridge the gap between the edges of the two pieces. By rolling or pressing on the joining element to force the piercing elements of the textured surfaces into the joining element, the joining element thus connects the two sheets to form a joint. The method can also be used with laminated sheets or to form a laminate after the sheets are joined. A kit for joining is also provided. A method for joining continuously-fed textured sheet material is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Ray Arbesman
  • Publication number: 20150132526
    Abstract: A bamboo Chair pad that can be manufactured from 100% Anji Mountain bamboo from China. The bamboo is all treated with various protective coatings to add resistance to natural factors including water, sun and dirt. All bamboo chair pads can be manufactured from the harder portions of the bamboo trunk. (Some bamboo is manufactured from the softer fibers of the inside of the bamboo trunk). This portion of the bamboo trunk is not utilized for this invention. The bamboo utilized in the present inventions is taken from the harder part of the bamboo trunk to assure maximum endurance and longevity. The lower trunk portion of the bamboo plant is harder and less porous.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Darryl S. Gold
  • Patent number: 9027881
    Abstract: Provided is a composite material structure enabled to be reduced in weight. The composite material structure includes a front section (3a) extending in one direction and formed as a composite material made of fiber reinforced plastics, a rear section (3c) separated from the front section (3a) by a predetermined space, extending in the one direction, and formed as a composite material made of fiber reinforced plastics, and access panels (5) provided between the front section (3a) and the rear section (3c) and having a dimension in the one direction shorter than the front section (3a) and the rear section (3c). The access panels (5) are fixed to the front section (3a) and the rear section (3c) in an orthogonal direction substantially orthogonal to the one direction and set to be displaceable in the one direction and are removable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuya Tanaka, Hideyuki Suzuki, Yutaka Kanayama, Kazuki Sato, Masatake Hatano, Satoru Saito, Akihisa Watanabe, Ryo Abe
  • Patent number: 9028940
    Abstract: A sheet roll comprises two glass films and a coupling portion, wherein end portions of the glass films are coupled together via the coupling portion and the coupled glass films are rolled into a roll shape. The coupling portion is a sheet-like coupling member formed of a resin film and placed on the end portions of the two glass films in a rolling direction so as to span therebetween. The sheet-like coupling member includes wide joint portions joined respectively to the end portions of the two glass films, and a necked portion which is narrower than the wide joint portions and is formed at a middle portion of the sheet-like coupling member in the rolling direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Hasegawa, Hiroshi Adachi, Hiroki Mori, Kaoru Mitsugi, Naohiro Ikai
  • Patent number: 8986804
    Abstract: A narrow prepreg sheet 20N is bonded along a ridge C, and wide prepreg sheet 20W is bonded to other portions, whereby the wide prepreg sheet 20W having no cut line is bonded to both side portions of the ridge C. In a portion in which a spar 10 is curved, the narrow prepreg sheet 20N is bonded in an axial direction of the spar 10 while divided into plural pieces, and a length of the narrow prepreg sheet 20N is adjusted according to a radius of curvature of the curved portion in the axial direction of the spar 10, whereby various radii of curvature are easily dealt with.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation
    Inventors: Hideto Motohashi, Yoshifumi Hosokawa
  • Publication number: 20140295113
    Abstract: A composite reinforcement component for an aircraft or spacecraft, including a first element assembly aligned in a first extension plane, and a second element assembly aligned in a second, perpendicular, extension plane, the second element assembly intersecting the first element assembly at an intersection of the first and second extension planes. The first and second element assembly each have a pair of staggered comb components. Each comb component includes a base and a plurality of rectangular protrusions extending coplanar from the extension planes of the respective element assembly. The rectangular protrusions form comb teeth of one comb component which are overlapping with comb teeth of the other comb component of the pairs of comb components. The comb teeth of the first element assembly are offset along the intersection by a single comb tooth width with respect to the comb teeth of the second element assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Christian Trautmann, Oliver Seack
  • Patent number: 8828537
    Abstract: A reinforcing tape for imbedding in a joint compound, has reinforcing yarns defining openings for passage of the joint compound, wherein; the openings are bounded by the yarns; the yarns are provided with one or more coatings adding tensile strength and resistance to pull out of the yarns from the joint compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain ADFORS Canada, Ltd.
    Inventors: Mark J. Newton, Mark W. Tucker
  • Publication number: 20140234567
    Abstract: A shake panel is disclosed having a flexible underlayment layer having a leading edge, an opposite a trailing edge, an upper edge, and an opposite lower edge. A plurality of shakes are provided, each shake having an upper portion affixed to the underlayment layer and a lower portion extending toward the underlayment layer lower edge, each shake extending side-by-side along an adjacent shake to define a keyway space therebetween. In a method for forming a shake surface, a first shake panel is secured to the surface with the leading edge adjacent a leading edge of the surface and the lower edge adjacent a lower edge of the surface. A second shake panel is secured to the surface with the second layer leading edge overlaying the first shake panel trailing edge adjacent a trailing edge of the shakes of the first shake panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Kenneth P. Rule
  • Publication number: 20140199510
    Abstract: A seaming element for an industrial textile, a textile with seaming elements, and a method. The seaming element has first and second end regions, a fold line in an intermediate fold region, and outer and inner surfaces. Each end region comprises slits extending from the outer surface through to the inner surface, defining protrusions which provide a profile to at least one of the surfaces. Apertures aligned along the fold line define a plurality of land areas. When the seaming element is folded along the fold line, the land areas form a plurality of loops defining a channel. When the seaming element is secured at each end region to a first end of the industrial textile, the loops are interdigitatable with corresponding loops on a compatible seaming element at a second end of the industrial textile, to define a single aligned channel to receive a securing means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: AstenJohnson, Inc.
    Inventor: Allan R. Manninen
  • Publication number: 20140175078
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fabric (30, 31) with at least one support (41, 41?), with at least two electrical function elements (70), and with at least one seam (40). It is provided that at least two of the electrical function elements (70) are in the form of strands and integrated in the seam (40).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: W.E.T. AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS AG
    Inventors: Oliver Davignon, Gábor Panyi
  • Patent number: 8747981
    Abstract: A form and force locking connection of special graphite parts is provided to form multi-part components, at which the joints/connection point has almost the same physical properties as the material surrounding the connection point. The form and force locking connection is achieved by the graphite parts being interlocked at the opposing front surfaces in a three-dimensional manner, so that one front surface of a first graphite part has the positive form of the interlocking and the front surface of a second opposing graphic part has the negative form of the interlocking, and the interlocking exclusively has evenly transitioned contours between side surfaces of the graphite parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: KGT Graphit Technologie GmbH
    Inventor: Torsten Kornmeyer
  • Patent number: 8715808
    Abstract: This invention provides a coupling method for coupling a first and a second stiffening profile element for an outer skin of an aircraft or space craft. In a first step the stiffening profile elements are arranged on the outer skin in such a manner that the stiffening profile elements oppose each other with their respective front sides and enclose within themselves a cavity. Furthermore, a fixing hole is formed through a wall of at least one of the stiffening profile elements in the cavity inside a coupling zone of the stiffening profile element. An access opening is formed through the wall in the cavity along the coupling zone. A coupling strap, which couples the stiffening profile elements together, is fastened to the coupling zone by means of a fastening element guided through the fixing hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Thorsten Roming, Thorsten Schroeer, Hauke Kirstein, Hinnik Gensch, Stefan Tacke
  • Publication number: 20140079901
    Abstract: A decorative laminate pad for supporting an item of furniture including a rigid plank having a top surface, bottom surface, and peripheral edge. An ornamental sheet substantially covers the top surface of the rigid plank. The ornamental sheet has a thickness. An adhesive layer is disposed between the top surface of the rigid plank and the ornamental sheet to adhere the ornamental sheet to the rigid plank. A backing layer is adhered to the bottom surface, and a decorative thread is stitched into the decorative laminate pad. The decorative thread passes through the thickness of the ornamental sheet and does not enter the backing layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Anji Mountain
    Inventor: Darryl S. Gold
  • Patent number: 8663770
    Abstract: A method of forming a composite structure can include providing a plurality of composite panels of material, each composite panel having a plurality of holes extending through the panel. An adhesive layer is applied to each composite panel and a adjoining layer is applied over the adhesive layer. The method also includes stitching the composite panels, adhesive layer, and adjoining layer together by passing a length of a flexible connecting element into the plurality of holes in the composite panels of material. At least the adhesive layer is cured to bond the composite panels together and thereby form the composite structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Zin Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Bart F. Zalewski, William B. Dial
  • Publication number: 20130316119
    Abstract: A composite seam system including a narrow weld bead joining two panels of fabric and a seam tape applied thereon. The applied seam tape comprises a top layer, a reinforcing layer and an adhesive layer melted through the reinforcing layer and connecting the top layer to the fabric panels over the weld bead. The narrow weld bead and the small seam allowance of the fabric panels it joins allows the seam tape to be secured over the weld bead to the fabric panels while lying in a flat plane. The use of a narrow reinforcing layer of woven polyester, nylon or non-woven ultra-fine fibrous material in the seam tape allows the seam tape to be flexible enough to move with the fabric it joins, reducing the incidence of tape edge abrasion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: PATAGONIA, INC.
    Inventor: RANDY HARWARD
  • Patent number: 8540833
    Abstract: A composite stiffener is fabricated using preforms of laminated, unidirectional composite tape. The stiffener includes a void that is reinforced by a filler wrapped with a structural adhesive. The surfaces of the preforms surrounding the void include a layer of composite fabric which is bonded to the filler by the adhesive, thereby increasing the toughness of stiffeners around the void and improving pull-off strength of the stiffener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Lyle R. Deobald, John D. Morris, Karl B. Lee, Jeffery L. Marcoe, Mark C. Iden, Christopher G. Harris
  • Publication number: 20130236677
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a detector is provided. The method includes using a removable double-faced adhesive film to bond a flat panel detector and a panel detector support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: GE MEDICAL SYSTEMS GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Liang Zhang, Hongye Zhang, Nicholas Konkle
  • Patent number: 8526106
    Abstract: Methods to substantially reduce or eliminate optical non-uniformity across an interface may also substantially improve the strength and ease of seam manufacturing, including joining substrates. The methods may include managing optical non-uniformities at least by broadening a region over which a change in optical loss may occur and/or by maintaining a substantially constant average optical loss across an interface. The methods may also include forming a seam that substantially reduces the appearance of optical non-uniformities at the seam, which may include maintaining approximately constant average loss in the vicinity of the seam by substantially controlling reflectivity in the vicinity of the seam, in which substantially controlling reflectivity in the vicinity of the seam may include employing a backer treated to minimize optical reflectivity over a range of angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: RealD Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Coleman, Gary D. Sharp
  • Publication number: 20130149483
    Abstract: A fiber composite component assembly includes at least two plate-shaped composite structures which in each case are made from synthetic-resin embedded fibers and are integrally interconnected by way of an adhesive layer arranged in between, and additional mechanical reinforcement means, wherein the fiber composite components include several partial regions that do not contain synthetic resin, which partial regions can be brought to flush conformity with each other and which are arranged so as to be spaced apart from each other, through which partial regions the mechanical reinforcement means that can subsequently be bonded-in with synthetic resin have been passed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventor: Airbus Operations GmbH
  • Publication number: 20130134396
    Abstract: A glass pattern that can be used for a substrate provided with a material having low heat resistance and has increased productivity is provided. Further, a sealed body having high hermeticity and increased productivity is provided. Furthermore, a light-emitting device with high reliability including such a sealed body is provided. A glass sheet is used for a main portion of a glass pattern such as a straight line portion and a curved portion. In a joint portion of two glass sheets arranged in the corner portion, the straight line portion, or the like of the glass pattern, a frit paste is provided in contact with the glass sheets and is locally heated to remove the binder from the frit paste and to form a glass layer; thus, the glass sheets are fused to each other without any space provided therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
  • Patent number: 8448392
    Abstract: A disk shaped modular floor tile includes three sets of a first projection, a second projection, and a third projection wherein the second and third projections of the same set are arranged oppositely to each other; and notches each formed between any adjacent first projection and second projection, any adjacent second projection and third projection, or any adjacent third projection and first projection. The first projection has a convex edge between two adjacent notches. The notch has a concave edge formed continuously with the convex edge. Each of the second projection and the third projection comprises a convex edge formed continuously with the concave edge, a first straight edge formed continuously with the convex edge, and a second straight edge formed continuously between the first straight edge and the concave edge. The second straight edge is at an obtuse angle with respect to the first straight edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Inventor: Jen-Tsu Kuo
  • Patent number: 8444803
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for making the wall of a heat-insulated fluid-confinement tank, such as for a liquefied gas, that is integrated in the carrier structure (50) of a ship, wherein a prefabricated substantially rectangular block (25) is assembled on top of a flexible mat strip (35), the assembling of said block comprising the following steps: applying two longitudinal parallel strips of glue (26, 26?) on the lower surface of said block (25), said strips (26, 26?) being separated by a glue-free central longitudinal space (28); gluing said glued block (25) on a flexible mat strip (35) by pressing said glued block (25) on said flexible mat strip (35) so that after gluing, said longitudinal central space (28) is at least partially filled with glue, thus defining a substantially continuous glue layer on the lower surface of the block (25), said substantially continuous glue layer reinforcing the gluing of said flexible mat strip (35) in order to ensure tightness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Alstom
    Inventor: Bruno Gomart
  • Publication number: 20130122237
    Abstract: A foam base with a connection structure includes the foam base and a connection member. The connection member includes an adhesive connection portion and a folding portion. The adhesive connection portion is adhered to the foam base so that the connection member is fixed on the foam base. The folding portion is used to connect another adjacent foam base. Before connection, the folding portion is folded and only has a portion extending out of the foam base for transportation and storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: LIANG HAW TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Liang Haw Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20130099187
    Abstract: A multilayer structure is disclosed that includes a conductive layer, a layer of a negative differential resistance (NDR) material disposed above the conductive layer, a layer M2 disposed above the NDR material, a second layer of NDR material disposed above layer M2, and a conductive layer disposed above the second NDR layer. Layer M2 can include a conductive material interspersed with regions of a dielectric material or a layer of the dielectric material and regions of the conductive material disposed above and below the dielectric material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventors: Matthew D. Pickett, R. Stanley Williams, Gilberto M. Ribeiro, Warren Jackson
  • Patent number: 8414996
    Abstract: A simulated commodity tropical hardwood-based panel includes an engineered veneer face including a first wood from one or more sustainable sources of wood. The face has a dyed coloring, a simulated grain, or a dyed coloring and a simulated grain that is substantially similar to the coloring, grain, or coloring and grain of a tropical hardwood veneer. The panel further includes a back and a core disposed between the face and back. The face, the core and back are stacked and adhered together to form a laminated panel. The face of the simulated commodity tropical hardwood-based panel has an appearance that is substantially similar to the appearance of the face veneer of a commodity tropical hardwood-based panel that includes the tropical hardwood veneer. The panel comprises no tropical hardwood from a non-sustainable source of wood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Green Rev LLC
    Inventor: Paul D. Senior
  • Publication number: 20130045351
    Abstract: A reinforcing drywall tape and a method of making the same, the tape having a greige combined with a laid scrim constructed in situ on the greige and bonded to the greige by a resin coating, and a pressure sensitive adhesive fully covering an inward facing surface of the greige wherein the greige is adapted for adherence to drywall sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: SAINT-GOBAIN ADFORS CANADA, LTD.
    Inventors: David L. Spanton, James Griffin, Kristyn Moreland, Francis P. Dibley
  • Publication number: 20130034680
    Abstract: A seaming element for joining opposed ends of woven or nonwoven industrial textiles, textiles including seaming elements, and methods of making a seam area for textiles. The seaming element comprises a continuous filamentary structure, configured as first and second layers of aligned looped segments, each segment of one layer being connected to adjacent segments of the other layer by a connecting portion. The seaming elements can be bonded directly to the fabric edges, or inserted into the fabric so that free ends of the looped segments engage and are secured by selected MD yarns or components. Connecting portions of complementary elements when interdigitated together define a continuous channel to receive a pintle. The seaming element is readily and securely installed in the textiles, and overcomes problems of alignment of fabric ends for securing a seam, while minimizing any disruption in fabric properties adjacent the seam area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: ASTENJOHNSON, INC.
    Inventor: Allan Manninen
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8356451
    Abstract: The invention relates to a structural component for an aircraft or spacecraft, comprising a component core extended across a component area, a first and second cover layer, which are formed on two opposite bounding surfaces of the component core and extend across the component area, a plurality of braces, which are distributed across the component area and connect the first and second cover layers to each other through the component core, and a stiffening belt, which extends between the cover layers along a stiffening line that extends substantially parallel to the component area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Juergen Weber, Gregor Christian Endres
  • Patent number: 8354154
    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 appliqué 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 appliqué is particularly well-suited for lightweight, breathable and/or moisture-wicking textiles commonly used in performance sports apparel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Inventors: Patricia A. Mason, Paul Weedlun
  • Patent number: 8327598
    Abstract: The disclosure generally relates to a modular blocking panel system for a rack. The modular blocking panel system consists of multiple standardized panels which snap-together, or slidably attach to one another, in order to fill openings of any size in a rack. The panels connect to one another so that there is a seal at the junction between the panels. The seal blocks hot air in the interior of the rack from seeping through the panels and mixing with the cold air supply on the exterior of the panels. Multiple panels can be combined to create a single modular panel to cover any sized opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Electrorack Products Company
    Inventors: Robert Scott Shew, Todd P. Schneider, Reginald E. Jonker
  • Publication number: 20120308757
    Abstract: Packaged decorative thin-film appliqués for the exterior surface of toilet seat lids have a backer panel with a back side and an opposing release side, the release side having a release layer opposite the back side, the decorative thin-film appliqué having an application side facing and in contact with the release layer of the backer card, and a decorative side opposite the application side, the decorative side bearing printed images or indicia, and an appliqué frame substantially surround the decorative thin-film plastic appliqué and in contact with the release layer of the backer panel, the appliqué frame bearing printed images or indicia different from the decorative thin-film appliqué, and a separation between the decorative thin-film appliqué and the appliqué frame at which the decorative thin-film appliqué is separable from the backer panel with the appliqué frame remaining on the backer panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventor: Celeste MASSULLO
  • Publication number: 20120282425
    Abstract: A waterproof invisible barrier seam is formed between two fabric laminates, an outer shell fabric laminate and an inner lining fabric laminate. The seam includes an invisible seam tape that forms a hydrostatic barrier within the seam. The design of the seam allows the formation of an effective hydrostatic barrier along the seams of a soft shell garment, while retaining flexibility, stretch, aesthetic appearance, and reversibility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventor: Joseph E. Gallagher
  • Publication number: 20120276320
    Abstract: A method of forming a composite structure can include providing a plurality of composite panels of material, each composite panel having a plurality of holes extending through the panel. An adhesive layer is applied to each composite panel and a adjoining layer is applied over the adhesive layer. The method also includes stitching the composite panels, adhesive layer, and adjoining layer together by passing a length of a flexible connecting element into the plurality of holes in the composite panels of material. At least the adhesive layer is cured to bond the composite panels together and thereby form the composite structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: Bart F. Zalewski, William B. Dial
  • Patent number: 8291663
    Abstract: A drywall sealing tape which includes a substrate layer and a mesh layer made of mesh filament. The mesh layer is an array of filaments formed together which, when adjacent the substrate, create an inter-filament cavity for receiving and retaining joint compound between the substrate and the drywall panel. In use, the drywall sealing tape of the present invention may be coated with joint compound and applied to a drywall panel. The inter-filament cavities retain a volume of joint compound corresponding to the approximate thickness of the mesh filament. The joint compound retained within the cavities serves to bond the drywall sealing tape of the present invention to the drywall panels, and provides a seamless, crack-resistant surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Inventor: Mark K. Banta
  • Patent number: 8158232
    Abstract: A chair pad has foldable panels for movement and shipment. A hard wood chair pad forms from multiple elongated rigid planks, processed like hardwood flooring. The chair pad provides a substantially rigid surface that folds easily for transport and shipping. The rigid planks utilized in the chair pad, similar to hardwood flooring planks, have sufficient thickness such that when they are bonded in an adjacent side by side abutting manner along the longer lengthwise edges similar to some hardwood flooring and further bonded to a backing in an adjacent side by side manner, the planks form a substantially rigid surface. The planks connect adjacently lengthwise along their long side edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: GFH Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Darryl S. Gold, Jeff Gold
  • 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: 20120015132
    Abstract: A sheet roll (1) is manufactured by placing a sheet-like coupling member (3) on end portions of a plurality of glass films (g) so as to span therebetween, coupling the end portions of the glass films (g) together, and rolling the coupled plurality of glass films (g). The sheet-like coupling member (3) used in the sheet roll (1) includes wide width portions (4) for forming wide joint portions joined to the glass films (g) at each of both end portions thereof in a rolling direction, and a necked portion (5), which is narrower than the wide width portions (4) and is formed at a middle portion thereof in the rolling direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventors: Yoshinori HASEGAWA, Hiroshi ADACHI, Hiroki MORI, Kaoru MITSUGI, Naohiro IKAI
  • Publication number: 20120003405
    Abstract: A splice tape for a thermally imaging web. A polymer tape layer, which is thin and strong, has an adhesive layer on its lower side and a thermally imaging composition on its upper side. The thermally imaging composition is similar to the thermal imaging layer on the web. When two ends of a web are joined, the splice tape is placed thereon to join the two ends. The splice tape may be printed at the same time as the web. The thinness of the splice allows the printing to be consistent at the splice, minimizing blank areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Inventor: James Clifford BETHE