Nonparticulate Element Embedded Or Inlaid In Substrate And Visible Patents (Class 428/67)
  • Patent number: 10604085
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a decorative lining (HD) for a vehicle interior element (EH) is disclosed. Said method involves: —step (i) wherein the size of at least one edge (B11, B12) of two leather parts (PC1, PC2) is reduced on an inner face (FI1) and each reduced-size edge is folded over to form a fold (R1, R2) on each leather part (PC1, PC2); and —step (ii) wherein the leather parts (PC1, PC2) as well as a decorative insert (ID) that is inserted between the two leather parts (PC1, PC2) are coupled to the vehicle interior element (EH) by placing two edges (B21, B22) underneath the folds (R1, R2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignees: PSA Automobiles SA, Reydel Automotive France SAS
    Inventors: Pascal Vanneste, Frederic Rousseau, Jacques Matusik, Olivier Hochart, Claire Bony, Olivier Baran
  • Patent number: 10575606
    Abstract: The invention relates to a decorative element comprising an elongate support body and a multitude of, in particular faceted, gemstones on an adhesive layer on the support body, wherein a minimum position and a maximum position exist for each of the gemstones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: D. Swarovski KG
    Inventors: Kurt Winderl, Franz Kaltenecker
  • Patent number: 10568376
    Abstract: A method of adorning an article including the steps of: providing a first layer; cutting the first layer along a first border edge that surrounds a discrete piece of the first layer; separating the discrete piece of the first layer from a remaining portion of the first layer to thereby produce a void within the first border edge; providing a pre-formed insert piece configured to fit within the void and having a second border edge having a shape that conforms to a shape of at least a portion of the first border edge; directing the insert piece into the void with the void and insert piece pre-aligned so that the second border edge is placed against or immediately adjacent to the first border edge where the first and second border edge shapes conform; with the insert piece directed into the void, fixing the insert piece and remaining portion of the first layer together to define an adornment assembly; and integrating the adornment assembly into an article to adorn the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventor: Ronald Kronenberger
  • Patent number: 10486407
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing a flexible skin which has at least one insert adhered thereto. In a first step, the skin is molded on a mold surface. In order to adhere the insert to the skin, an opening is first made in the skin giving access to the back face of the insert. The insert is positioned with its back face against the front face of the skin and an adhering layer is provided which is adhesively connected to the back face of the skin layer which surrounds the opening in the skin layer and, through this opening, to the back face of the insert. The adhering layer is preferably produced by applying a layer of a hardenable material, in particular a curable polyurethane composition. Since the back face of the insert engages the front side of the skin penetration of hardenable material to the front face of the insert is avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: RECTICEL AUTOMOBILSYSTEME GMBH
    Inventors: Peter De Wilde, Jean-Christophe Bouckaert, Filip De Swaef, Frank Dierens
  • Patent number: 10452214
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a single type touch panel structure includes steps as follows. A transparent metal oxide layer is configured on a substrate. The transparent metal oxide layer is patterned to form a first electrode pattern on the substrate. A transferable transparent conductive film is thermally laminated onto the first electrode pattern so that a photo sensitive layer is sandwiched between the transparent metal oxide layer and a transparent conductive coating layer. The transferable transparent conductive film is patterned for mutually forming a second electrode pattern on the transparent conductive coating layer and one surface of the photo sensitive layer adjoining the transparent conductive coating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignees: INTERFACE TECHNOLOGY (CHENGDU) CO., LTD., INTERFACE OPTOELECTRONICS (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD., GENERAL INTERFACE SOLUTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Chun-Ming Chen, Ping-Yang Chen, Ying-Chieh Chiang, Tzu-Hsiang Lin, Chun-Ta Chen
  • Patent number: 10375766
    Abstract: A heatable laminated side pane for an openable side window of a vehicle is described. The side pane has an upper edge, a lower edge, a front edge, and a rear edge. The side pane also includes an outer pane and an inner pane, which are bonded to one another via a thermoplastic intermediate layer. The side pane also has at least one heating wire embedded in the intermediate layer. The heating wire runs between a first busbar and a second busbar and is electrically connected to the busbars, which are arranged along the front edge or the rear edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Marcel Klein, Bernhard Reul, Bernd Stelling
  • Patent number: 10324574
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present disclosure provides a touch sensor, comprising: a substrate and a touch electrode, where touch sensor includes a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, the first surface of the substrate is provided with a plurality of grooves which are strip-shaped, the plurality of grooves intersect with other to define a grid shape, the plurality of grooves comprise intersection regions and extension regions, a vertical distance from the intersection region to the second surface is greater than a vertical distance from the extension region to the second surface, and the bottom of the plurality of grooves does not exceed the first surface; and the touch electrode is filled in the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: SHANGHAI TIANMA MICRO-ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yu Cai
  • Patent number: 10194490
    Abstract: A wired glazing is disclosed comprising a ply of interlayer material, having a first busbar and an auxiliary busbar and heating wires between them. An adhesive layer is arranged between the first busbar and the ply of interlayer material. An auxiliary adhesive layer is arranged where an edge of the auxiliary busbar extends beyond an edge of the first busbar. The auxiliary adhesive layer bonds the auxiliary busbar to the ply of interlayer material. A corresponding process for manufacturing a wired glazing is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: PILKINGTON GROUP LIMITED
    Inventors: Mark Andrew Chamberlain, Leigh Francis Mellor
  • Patent number: 10183649
    Abstract: The appliance (1) with volumetric detector, usable in particular in anti-break-in systems for vehicles, comprises support means (2) associable with the structure of a vehicle, inside the compartment, an electronic control board (3) associated with the support means (2), at least a volumetric sensor (4) connected to the electronic control board (3) and suitable for detecting break-ins inside the compartment, and at least one volumetric sensor (4) associated integral with the electronic control board (3) and at least an acoustic duct (6) having a first mouth (7) associated with the volumetric sensor (4) and at least a second mouth (8) for emitting and/or receiving the sound waves generated by the volumetric sensor (4) and/or reflected by at least an obstacle inside the compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Meta System S.p.A.
    Inventor: Giuseppe Simonazzi
  • Patent number: 10166739
    Abstract: A decoration panel of the present invention includes an outer layer having a through hole formed thereon which is opened to a front surface to be decorated and a back surface on a side opposite to the front surface, and a decoration layer including an inlay pattern portion which is part of the decoration layer entering the inside of the through hole from the back surface side being curved and deformed, the decoration layer being arranged on the entire back surface of the outer layer and having an approximately uniform layer thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Yamaha Fine Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yutaka Hamada, Aiko Samizo, Yoshihisa Maruyama, Masahiro Hirato
  • Patent number: 9975373
    Abstract: The invention relates to an item comprising a mounting and at least one design element, such as a decorative element, embedded in the mounting, the mounting including at least one free surface portion, at least one first and one second body of material underlying the surface portion, a recess for the design element being made in the first and second bodies of the mounting and said design element being arranged in the recess, characterized in that the design element includes a first portion, which is visible from the free surface portion of the mounting, and a lateral extension relative to the first portion, said extension being covered by the first body of material so as to prevent any movement of the design element out of the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Inventor: Malika Ait Gherbi
  • Patent number: 9649807
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming objects, in particular containers, and for applying respective labels thereto, includes a forming arrangement provided with a punch cooperating with a cavity of a die to make the objects by forming a sheet of thermoformable material. The cavity includes a first wall element and second walls. The first wall element is movable between a first operating position in which it receives a label and a second operating position in which it bounds the cavity in cooperation with the second walls, and supports the label in such a manner that during a subsequent forming operation the label is fixed to, in particular substantially incorporated in, the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Sarong Societa'per Azioni
    Inventors: Andrea Bartoli, Flavio Traldi, Elio Sanibondi
  • Patent number: 9563115
    Abstract: A method of producing a Pepper's Ghost Illusion comprising using a reflective and semi transparent foil formed from a polymeric composite, the polymeric composite including a flame retardant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Inventor: Ian C. O'Connell
  • Patent number: 9475058
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a liner component for a grinding mill is described, the method including the steps of: providing a plate of hard material; cutting the plate to form a plurality of inserts, at least some of the inserts including a formation for mechanically engaging with a body of a resilient material; arranging the inserts in a mould, and—adding resilient material to the mould to form a resilient material body around the inserts to thereby form the liner component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Weir Minerals Australia Ltd.
    Inventor: Stuart Town
  • Patent number: 9421730
    Abstract: A mat is formed from a first mat section and a second mat section where the second mat section is fastened to the first mat section in a cutout formed in the first mat section. The first mat section can have information placed thereon in one or more areas and can include a carpet-like material on an upper surface of an upper layer. The second mat section can be formed from an absorbent type material and can have information displayed thereon, including information displayed using a dye-sublimation print process so as to provide for multi-color high quality information. The mat is particularly suited for use in boxing rings and the like so as to prevent fluids associated with such activities from coming in contact with the floor of the boxing ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Billboard Mats LLC
    Inventors: Thomas J. Clohessy, Edwin Pettersen
  • Patent number: 9296912
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, compositions and methods for forming solvent-based and water-based carbon nanotubes inks with removable additives are provided. In some embodiments, the ink composition comprises one or more carbon nanotubes, a solvent, and a removable additive, which may function as a stabilizing agent, a viscosity adjustment agent, or any suitable combination thereof. The removable additive may be removed from articles derived from the ink composition by means of thermal annealing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: NANO-C, INC.
    Inventors: Ramesh Sivarajan, Henning Richter, Viktor Vejins
  • Publication number: 20150140257
    Abstract: On the basis of a known method for producing a blank of titanium-doped glass with a high silica content (glass) for a mirror substrate for use in EUV lithography which has a surface region that has an outer contour, is intended to be provided with a reflective coating and is specified as a highly loaded zone when the mirror substrate is used as intended, in order to provide a blank which can be produced at low cost and nevertheless meets high requirements with respect to homogeneity and freedom from blisters and striae, a procedure which comprises the following method steps is proposed: (a) producing a front body of titanium-doped high-quality glass with dimensions more than large enough to enclose the outer contour, (b) producing a cylindrical supporting body from titanium-doped glass, (c) bonding the front body and the supporting body to form a composite body, and (d) working the composite body to form the mirror substrate blank, wherein the step of producing the front body comprises a homogenizing process
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Bodo Kuehn
  • Patent number: 9034450
    Abstract: In one aspect the disclosure is directed to a binary silica-titania blank having a CTE of 0±30 ppb/° C. or less and a insert made of silica-titania-dopant(s) glass in the critical zone, wherein the dopants are selected from the group consisting of aluminum oxide, selected transition metal oxides, and amount of the dopants is in the range of 0.05 wt. % to 8 wt. % and the insert is fusion bonded to the blank with or without a frit. In various embodiments the dopants are selected from the group consisting of 0.25 wt. % to 8 wt. % Al2O3, 0.05 wt. % to 3 wt. % Nb2O5, and 0.25 wt. % to 6 wt. % Ta2O5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventor: Sezhian Annamalai
  • Patent number: 9012004
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fluid tight tape for a perforable package or packet, which perforable package or packet is particularly suitable for containing under vacuum foodstuff to be thermally treated, comprising: a laminar body (2), made of elastically deformable material and resistant to relatively high temperatures, designed to be applied to the perforable package or packet suitable for containing the foodstuff to be thermally treated; a glue means (4) provided at one face of the laminar body (2) facing, in use, the package or packet, the glue means (4) being designed to make the laminar body (2) tightly adhere to the package or packet, the laminar body (2) having a bare area (5), lacking glue, at which a through opening (6) is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Plastar Pak S.R.L.
    Inventor: Claudio Rovelli
  • Patent number: 8974884
    Abstract: A part includes a structure and at least one shape memory alloy element that is prestressed and embedded at least in part within said structure. The shape memory alloy is suitable for dissipating the mechanical energy of said structure when it vibrates in a given frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventors: Adrien Fabre, Pierrick Jean, Jean-Pierre Lombard
  • Publication number: 20150056400
    Abstract: The disclosure generally relates to decorative inlays, and, more particularly, to decorative inlays having a common material and an inlay that are one or both of not adhered to one another and not mechanically interconnected to one another. Moreover, in opposition to decorative inlays of the prior art where a backing material supports the common material and the inlay material, decorative inlays are disclosed having a backing material supported by the common material and inlay material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Louis Brown Abrams
  • Publication number: 20150017368
    Abstract: The present invention provides a plate-like body with a resin frame attached thereto, which includes a highly rigid and solid thick wall part where an imaginary inscribed circle inscribed in the resin frame has a diameter of at least of 7 mm, and a process for producing the plate-like body with a resin frame attached thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Takanobu KONDOU, Kunihiro Yada, Yuya Eguchi, Hiroshi Sawayama, Kunihiko Kawashima
  • Patent number: 8920898
    Abstract: An inlaid stone composite broadly includes a stone body and a stone inlay assembly secured to the stone body. The inlaid stone composite is constructed by forming a groove in the stone body, with the groove extending inwardly from an edge surface of the stone body, securing a plurality of stone segments relative to one another exteriorly of the groove to provide the stone inlay assembly, and securing the stone inlay assembly within the groove to form an inlaid margin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel A. Spurgeon
  • Publication number: 20140314986
    Abstract: A mosaic concrete product, methods of creating the same, and methods of fabricating a module for use in creating the mosaic are provided. The methods of installing the mosaic upon an uncured concrete surface utilize the module. The module may be fabricated by mapping out tile in a design corresponding to the mosaic; adhering the tile to a template utilizing an adhesive, the tile being positioned thereon corresponding to the design; and allowing the adhesive to set. The module may define upper and lower surfaces, the upper surface including the tile adhered thereto. The methods of installing the mosaic comprises: positioning the module upon the uncured concrete surface; embedding the tile into the concrete surface; massaging the tile into the concrete surface to interpose a quantity of cement/fines paste between the adjacent tiles; and finishing the concrete surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Robin Brailsford, Lee A. Shaw, Ronald D. Shaw
  • Publication number: 20140295127
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a monolayer touch screen, which comprises: a transparent cover glass; a transparent emboss adhesive layer coated on a surface of the transparent cover glass, wherein the transparent emboss adhesive layer has multiple grooves that are located at non-visible region; a metallic mesh layer embedded in the transparent emboss adhesive layer, and the metallic mesh layer are located at a visible region; a hairline finishing layer deposited on the surface of the multiple grooves; and an ink layer coated on the hairline finishing layer. Hairline finishing layer of such monolayer touch screen deposits directly on the surface of multiple grooves of transparent emboss adhesive layer, compared to the traditional touch screen, such monolayer touch screen is thinner and has a hairline finishing effect. The present invention also discloses a method for manufacturing the monolayer touch screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Shenzhen O-Film Tech Co., Ltd
    Inventors: GENCHU TANG, Shengcai Dong, Wei Liu, Bin Tang
  • Patent number: 8846182
    Abstract: A transparent conductive substrate capable of readily producing a transparent conductive substrate having a low resistance, a high transmittance and an excellent anti-moire property without using a special apparatus and can be applied to production of various extensive substrates by applying a dispersion solution of metal fine particles capable of forming a self-organized film on a support, drying the obtained coating layer and then subjecting the resulting dried material to heat treatment and/or chemical treatment particles on a support, drying the obtained coating layer and then reducing and precipitating the precursor of the metal fine particles, to previously form a transparent conductive film; and then bonding a substrate to the support to transfer the transparent conductive film onto the substrate and releasing the support from the transparent conductive film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignees: Toda Kogyo Corporation, Fujicopian Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuo Kakihara, Michihisa Kyoto, Kyoichi Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20140233236
    Abstract: A decorative composite body includes a glass body and a plastic partly enclosing the glass body, wherein part of the surface of the glass body is arranged on the outside of the decorative composite body, wherein at least two adjacent glass and plastic areas arranged on the outside of the composite body are ground in the composite state, wherein areas of the glass body adjacent to the plastic are at least partly mirrored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: D. SWAROVSKI & CO.
    Inventors: Walter HERMANN, Adolf STOCKER, Max SCHURAL, Christian MUR
  • Patent number: 8783069
    Abstract: In a known process for producing a quartz glass cylinder, a porous soot tube, which is sintered to form the quartz glass cylinder, is produced by depositing SiO2 particles on an outer cylindrical surface of a support, which rotates about the longitudinal axis thereof and has a layer of silicon carbide (SiC layer). In order on this basis to specify a support having a high resistance to fracture, which firstly can easily be removed and which secondly presents a low risk of contamination for the soot body, the invention proposes that the SiC layer is treated at a high temperature in an oxygen-containing atmosphere before the SiO2 particles are deposited, in such a manner that an SiO2 protective layer having a thickness of at least 0.1 ?m is produced by oxidation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Heraeus Quarzglas GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Anke Schuster, Rene Sowa, Martin Trommer, Udo Peper
  • Patent number: 8771526
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a composite concrete article comprising affixing at least one layer of textile to a base layer and incorporating the base layer into a body of wet uncured concrete such that the base layer becomes embedded in the concrete, whereby at least a portion of the at least one textile layer defines at least a portion of a surface of the cured concrete article with the base layer embedded within the concrete to anchor the textile layer to the concrete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: University of Ulster
    Inventors: Patricia Clare Belford, Ruth Ellen Morrow
  • Publication number: 20140178625
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a decorative piece comprising a support produced in a material which does not include plastic deformation and in which at least one hollow is provided, characterised in that said hollow being filled with a first material being an at least partially amorphous alloy forming a substrate in which at least one housing is provided, said at least one housing being designed so that at least one aesthetic element can be housed therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Omega S.A.
    Inventors: Stephane LAUPER, Gregory KISSLING, Yves WINKLER, Alban DUBACH, Stewes BOURBAN, Alexandre NETUSCHILL, Lionel BLASER
  • Publication number: 20140178624
    Abstract: Water-resistant gypsum boards and compositions and methods for their manufacture are provided. The methods include forming a mixture of water, hydroxide, and siliconate, adding siloxane to the mixture, adding calcium sulfate hemi-hydrate to the mixture to form an aqueous slurry, curing the aqueous slurry under heat, drying the aqueous slurry, and forming a water-resistant gypsum board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Georgia-Pacific Gypsum LLC
    Inventor: Robert William Tilford
  • Publication number: 20140147614
    Abstract: A decorative accessory includes a plate having a top surface, a bottom surface, and a plurality of openings extending through said plate, and a frame connected with and extending around an outer perimeter of the plate, whereby the frame projects from the bottom surface of the plate to define a partially enclosed area located beneath the bottom surface of the plate. The accessory includes at least one bead overlying the top surface of the plate, and at least one flexible securing element passing through the at least one bead, the at least one flexible securing element having first and second free ends that pass through different openings in the plate. The first and second free ends of the at least one flexible securing element are joined together beneath the bottom surface of the plate for securing the at least one bead to the plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventor: Dee Taylor
  • Publication number: 20140128233
    Abstract: To provide a charging member which suppresses the generation of density nonuniformity in an electrophotographic image caused by charge nonuniformity due to adhesion of charged substances, such as toner particles. There is provided a charging member which has a surface layer, the surface layer includes conductive zinc oxide whiskers each formed of a nuclear portion and four needle crystal portions extending radially outward therefrom, and the needle crystal portions are exposed to form convex portions of a surface of the surface layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takumi Furukawa, Taichi Sato
  • Publication number: 20140106109
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a metal ornament including an ornamental portion by processing a metal plate. The method includes forming a first resin piece including a recess corresponding to the ornamental portion on one surface of the plate, forming an opening in the plate by cutting the plate along the recess, and forming a second resin piece shaped in conformance to the ornamental portion in the plate by filling the opening and the recess with a resin. When the cut plate includes a main body and an island separated from the main body, the first resin piece is formed to include an extension that supports the island.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventor: Bunji INAGAKI
  • Patent number: 8663820
    Abstract: The invention relates to a printed document of value having at least one authenticity feature in the form of a luminescent substance based on doped host lattices. The host lattice has a strong crystal field and is doped with at least one chromophore with the electron configuration (3d)2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Giering, Rainer Hoppe, Fritz Stahr
  • Publication number: 20140049949
    Abstract: An inlaid stone composite broadly includes a stone body and a stone inlay assembly secured to the stone body. The inlaid stone composite is constructed by forming a groove in the stone body, with the groove extending inwardly from an edge surface of the stone body, securing a plurality of stone segments relative to one another exteriorly of the groove to provide the stone inlay assembly, and securing the stone inlay assembly within the groove to form an inlaid margin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel A. Spurgeon
  • Publication number: 20140026446
    Abstract: A method of insert molding comprises placing in a first mold a curable rubber composition comprising a reactive species; placing on a surface of the rubber composition a first thermoplastic material in a film or layer comprising a group reactive with the reactive species of the rubber composition; curing the rubber composition in the mold to form a first molded article of cured rubber having a first thermoplastic material layer covalently bonded through reactive of the reactive species and the group; placing the first molded article as an insert into a second mold, the cured rubber contacting an inside surface of the second mold and the thermoplastic layer facing into the second mold cavity; closing the second mold and injecting into the second mold a second thermoplastic material that to form a second molded article comprising the first molded article thermally welded and/or covalently bonded to the second thermoplastic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: N. Spencer Stone, Sui-Chieh Yu, Denis Schiller, Ruzica Krstic
  • Patent number: 8617670
    Abstract: An emblem assembly configured for attachment to a vehicle includes a first element configured for attachment to the vehicle and a second element configured for attachment to the first element. The first element has a first surface and a second surface recessed from the first surface. The second element has a third surface, a fourth surface spaced apart from the third surface, and a fifth surface extending between the third and fourth surfaces. The emblem assembly further includes a coating disposed on the third surface, and a molded resin disposed adjacent and in fixed contact with each of the fifth surface and the coating to contiguously encapsulate the coating and at least a portion of the fifth surface, wherein the molded resin is bondable to the first element. A method of forming the emblem assembly is also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: Michael A. Szymberski
  • Patent number: 8617671
    Abstract: An emblem assembly configured for attachment to a vehicle includes a first element and a second element. The first element is configured for attachment to the vehicle and has a first surface and a second surface recessed from the first surface. The second element is configured for attachment to the first element and has a third surface, a fourth surface spaced apart from the third surface, and a fifth surface extending between the third and fourth surfaces, wherein the fifth surface is spaced apart from the second surface to define a channel therebetween. The assembly includes a first coating disposed on the third surface and a tape disposed in contact with at least a portion of each of the second surface, the first coating, and the fifth surface to thereby fill at least a portion of the channel. A method of forming the assembly is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Bruce N. Greve, Kitty L. Gong
  • Publication number: 20130344467
    Abstract: A couplable ornament may be a five-pointed star, a rectangle or other form, and be configured for coupling to other ornaments using a ball-and-socket construction, magnets, tabs and slots or other coupling means. The ornament may have words or designs with significance to an individual or organization, and a plurality of ornaments may be awarded over time with different markings or words where the plurality of ornaments couple with one another. A system of couplable ornaments may be an employee achievement recognition system in which the ornaments are awarded by an organization to employees over time to mark particular individual or organizational milestones, where the ornaments may be coupled together by recipients to form shapes, structures or other designs constructed from the individual ornaments. The ornament may have two halves forming an ornamental member with the ability to receive decorative elements such as a substrate and/or a snap-in ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: ULTIMATE RECOGNITION, LLC
    Inventor: Trevor Norcross
  • Patent number: 8596317
    Abstract: A utility blanket is disclosed herein. In various aspects, the utility blanket includes a fabric layer. A strip that includes hook fastener material is located about the fabric layer, and the hook fastener material is adapted to engage removeably the fabric covering of a vehicle, in various aspects. A cover that is positionable between at least an engaged position and a disengaged position is located about the fabric layer, in various aspects, and a complementary strip comprised of loop material is located about the cover. With the cover positioned in the engaged position, the complementary strip engages the strip to secure the cover over the strip, and, with the cover positioned in the disengaged position, the strip is exposed, in various aspects. This Abstract is presented to meet the requirements of 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b) only. This Abstract is not intended to identify key elements of the apparatus disclosed herein or to delineate the scope thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Inventor: Lam P. McNulty
  • Publication number: 20130273295
    Abstract: A method is provided for fabricating a composite panel with a surface finish. The method includes securing a polymer film within a first portion of a mold and securing a composite panel within a second portion of the mold. The method also includes holding the first portion of the mold against the second portion of the mold to form a mold cavity between composite panel and the polymer film. The method further includes heating the mold to an elevated temperature, injecting a polymer resin into the mold cavity, and curing the polymer resin to form an integrated structure having a polymer resin layer between the composite panel and the polymer film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin M. Kenney, Michael K. Pilliod, John DiFonzo
  • Publication number: 20130251934
    Abstract: A method for inlaying an ornament comprising one or more gems into a substrate comprising forming a cavity within a portion of a surface of the substrate and securing an ornament in the cavity. In particular, a method for inlaying an ornament having one or more gems into a substrate is shown. The method includes forming a cavity within a portion of a surface of the substrate and securing an ornament in the cavity. An ornamented substrate is also shown. The substrate includes a cavity extending along a surface of the substrate and an ornament having one or more gems, and the cavity is sized to receive the ornament and the ornament is secured in the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
  • Publication number: 20130240135
    Abstract: A decorative rigid body supply arrangement comprises a supply strip which includes a plurality of through holes extending from the upper side to the lower side and spaced apart in the direction of elongation; a plurality of decorative rigid bodies received in the through holes, wherein each through hole has an inner periphery which is in contact with an upper portion of an outer periphery of the decorative rigid body received in the through hole; and one or more elastic tapes adhered to the lower side of the supply strip, wherein the one or more elastic tapes provide at least one aperture, wherein the at least one aperture is registered with at least one of the through holes, wherein a periphery of the one or more elastic tapes holds the decorative rigid body within the through hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: GRATZER! TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Roland F. GRATZER
  • Patent number: 8534009
    Abstract: The present invention is an improved safety nosing component including a base element with channel member and a light emission element. The safety nosing component is manufactured by extrusion, co-extrusion, triple-extrusion, injection molding, insert injection molding, two-shot molding or a combination thereof. The present invention allows safety nosing components to be installed on architectural structures while also providing additional functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventor: Ronald J. Kay
  • Publication number: 20130236679
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a manufactured article comprising a support component (2) delimiting therein at least one receiving seat (3), at least one inserted component (4) designed to be seated in a respective receiving seat (3) in the support component (2), and binding means for binding the inserted component (4) to a respective receiving seat (3). The at least one inserted component (4) is mounted for rotation in the at least one receiving seat (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventor: Giovanni BIZZOTTO
  • Publication number: 20130221212
    Abstract: A coding member having a plurality of base structures is illustrated. The base structures are arranged in a predetermined periodic manner and each base structure comprises first and second metal layers. The base structures are embedded in a body made from an encapsulant such that a surface of the first metal layer is exposed externally whereas the second metal layer is completely embedded inside the body. Encoders, having such coding member are illustrated. The encoders include transmissive and reflective optical encoders, as well as non-optical encoders such as magnetic and capacitive encoders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: Avago Technologies ECBU IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Yik Foong Soo
  • Publication number: 20130149484
    Abstract: Implementations of the present invention relate to systems, methods, and apparatus for embedding objects within thermoplastic resin material and decorative thermoplastic panels resulting therefrom. Implementations include fusing thermoplastic resin particles together to form a decorative resin panel. Furthermore, a manufacturer can place decorative objects within the bed of thermoplastic resin particles to fabricate a decorative resin panel that encapsulates the decorative objects therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: 3form, Inc.
    Inventor: 3form, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130129961
    Abstract: A method is proposed for producing a composite material plate (2) equipped with decorative elements (1). To provide advantageous conditions, firstly a carrier plate (3) is equipped with a resin layer (4), after which the decorative elements (1) arranged on a support layer (5) are immersed with the support layer (5) by a desired amount (h) into the resin layer (4), and the support layer (5), in particular a carrier film, and optionally the carrier plate (3) are detached after curing of the resin layer (4) from the decorative elements (1), which are held in the now cured resin layer (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventors: Stefan POINTNER, Nicola WINKLER
  • Patent number: 8445092
    Abstract: A resin sheet for circuit boards (2) obtained from a macromolecular material of the energy ray curable type and used for embedding circuit chips, which has a double bond concentration of 4.5 to 25 mmol/g before being cured by irradiation with an energy ray; a sheet for circuit boards including the resin sheet for circuit boards, one face of the resin sheet being formed on a support (1); and a circuit board for displays (5) which is obtained by embedding circuit chips (3) into a face of the resin sheet for circuit boards in the sheet for circuit boards, followed by curing the resin sheet by irradiation with an energy ray. The resin sheet for circuit boards (2) can be advantageously used for producing circuit boards having embedded circuit chips for controlling each pixel of displays, in particular, flat panel displays efficiently with excellent quality and productivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: LINTEC Corporation
    Inventors: Yasunori Karasawa, Tatsuo Fukuda