Nonrectangular Sheet Patents (Class 428/80)
  • Patent number: 10173380
    Abstract: An arcuate fiber composite plastic preform and a method for the production of curved profiles with any fiber layer structure are disclosed, which include a layered fiber structure with a base and an arcuate outer contour, an inner edge and an outer edge. The fiber layer structure is configured with a first inner area provided with elevations and depressions, a second adjacent central area with no elevations and depressions and a third outer area and provided with radially oriented open recesses. The method of producing curved profiles from fiber composite plastic preforms having any fiber layer structure includes a molding step, whereby the outer area of the preform with wedge-shaped recesses is being compressed while the inner relief-shaped area is being completely stretched thereby flattening the relief.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Cotesa GmbH
    Inventor: Georg Groetzschel
  • Patent number: 10107421
    Abstract: A polyetheretherketone pipe of length greater than 250 meters and a residual stress of less than 5 MPa may be made using a calibrator device (2) which includes a cone shaped opening (6) arranged to receive a molten extruded pipe shaped polymer. Attached to the front member (4) is a vacuum plate (14a) and successive vacuum plates (14b-14h) are attached to one another to define an array of vacuum plates, the vacuum plates being arranged to allow a vacuum to be applied to a pipe precursor passing through opening (16). The vacuum plates (14) also include (10) temperature control means for heating or cooling the plates and therefore heating or cooling a pipe precursor passing through the openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Victrex Manufacturing Limited
    Inventors: Alan Wood, Horst Sandner
  • Patent number: 10053575
    Abstract: A binder resin composition for preform production includes thermosetting resin [A], thermoplastic resin [B], and curing catalyst [C], thermosetting resin [A] containing a bifunctional epoxy resin, thermoplastic resin [B] accounting for 10 to 100 parts by mass relative to 100 parts by mass of thermosetting resin [A], and curing catalyst [C] being at least one curing catalyst selected from the group consisting of organic phosphorus compounds, imidazole, and derivatives thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Masanori Hirano, Nobuyuki Tomioka, Shiro Honda
  • Patent number: 9962027
    Abstract: A chair mat including a body having a perimeter. The perimeter is defined by a rear linear portion disposed opposite an arcuate lip portion, left and right rear arcuate portions separated by the rear linear portion, a left front arcuate portion separated from the left rear arcuate portion by a left linear portion, a right front arcuate portion separated from the right rear arcuate portion by a right linear portion, a left arcuate inwardly projecting portion separating the left front arcuate portion and the arcuate lip portion, and a right arcuate inwardly projecting portion separating the right front arcuate portion and the arcuate lip portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Dimex Office Products LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Amrine, Kevin Morey, Forrest Adam Sanders
  • Patent number: 9815259
    Abstract: Double-sided reworkable pressure sensitive adhesive tape joins electronic device structures. The reworkable pressure sensitive adhesive tape has a pair of polymer carrier layers that are attached to each other using a thermoplastic adhesive. Opposing outer surfaces of the carrier layers are coated with pressure sensitive adhesive. The thermoplastic material that is used in attaching the carriers to each has a softening temperature that allows the thermoplastic material to be softened without significantly softening the carrier layers. When the thermoplastic material is softened, the structures that have been joined using the tape may be separated from each other. This divides the tape into two tape remnants. After cooling the tape remnants to restore cohesive strength to the pressure sensitive adhesive, the tape remnants can be cleanly peeled away from the structures. Additional reworkable tape may then be used to reattach the structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: James R. Krogdahl
  • Patent number: 9743805
    Abstract: A toaster accessory including a heat resistant body, a recessed gripping area, and a corrugated wall integrated into the heat resistant body. The toaster accessory is useful for allowing a slice of bread to be toasted evenly on both the front surface and the back surface in a toaster having a plurality of toast slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventor: Rachel M. Cory
  • Patent number: 9624404
    Abstract: This invention provides a PSA sheet that allows prevention or reduction of damage such as fracture with efficient stretch removability. A stretchable PSA sheet is provided, comprising a PSA layer and a film-like substrate supporting the PSA layer. The PSA sheet has a long section. The long section has a tapered segment that extends, tapering to a first end of the length direction and the film-like substrate has a minimum cross-sectional area larger than 0.30 mm2 in the tapered segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenta Jozuka, Naoki Nakayama, Yoshimasa Nishida, Yoshikazu Soeda
  • Patent number: 9559292
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a piezoelectric layer interposed between a first metal layer and a hardmask layer. A first trench extends through the hardmask layer, the piezoelectric layer and the first metal layer. A self-limiting second trench extends through the hardmask layer and the piezoelectric layer without reaching the first metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian A. Bryce, Josephine B. Chang, Hiroyuki Miyazoe
  • Patent number: 9533481
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a composite material part comprising a web and at least one flange. In a laying up stage, a plurality of plies of different orientations, including 0° oriented plies, are laid up to obtain a flat laminate with edges comprising an outer contour and an inner contour, the flat laminate also comprising at least one section with a radius of curvature of less than 10 m. A forming stage comprises forming a fold along a folding line on the flat laminate to create a flange forming an angle with the web, and applying a stress tension to the 0° oriented plies located at least partially between the folding line and the outer contour of the flat laminate, in the at least one section, to avoid the appearance of wrinkles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Airbus Operations S.L.
    Inventors: Diego Garcia Martin, Julio Nunez Delgado, Lara Barroso Fernandez
  • Patent number: 9046450
    Abstract: A coupon geometry that reliably fails in the gauge area of the coupon during fatigue testing. The propensity to fail at the gauge area is imparted by using a bow-tie-shaped coupon coupled with similarly shaped tabs. The test coupons have a bow-tie-shaped profile with tapered sides that converge as they extend from the opposing ends of the coupon to the gauge area, forming a pair of trapezoidal portions (one the mirror image of the other) connected by the gauge area. These trapezoidal portions of the test coupon include the regions where similarly trapezoidal tabs will be adhered to the front and back of the coupon. The test coupon has a minimum width in the gauge area and a constant thickness, and a height of the gauge area is no greater than 3% of a height of the test coupon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Mitchell J. Lee, Nicklaus Cummings Kimball
  • Publication number: 20150136896
    Abstract: A protective cover used to cover the head of a stethoscope and other items that contact the human body. The protective cover is made from a substrate film. The substrate film has opposing curved edges and opposing flat edges. Tab material is applied to the substrate film proximate the opposing curved edges. A coating of tacky adhesive is applied to the bottom surface of the substrate film between the tab material and between the opposing flat edges. The protective covers can be interconnected as a continuous chain, whereby separate protective covers are torn away along perforations. The chain can be wound onto a roll. The roll is held in a box for storage and dispensing. A slot is formed in the box through which individual protective covers can be removed from the roll.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew W. Beebe, Neil S. Epstein, Stephen T. Epstein, Robert M. Sanfilippo
  • Publication number: 20150122385
    Abstract: A method is provided for reinforcement of a multiple layer shear band as may be used in a non-pneumatic tire. More particularly, a method of improving the performance characteristics (such as e.g., increasing the bending stiffness) of a shear band without increasing its thickness or to reducing the thickness of a shear band while maintaining its performance characteristics and to shear bands constructed according to such method is provided as well as shear bands constructed according to such method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Steve Cron, Timothy B. Rhyne
  • Patent number: 8999471
    Abstract: A cylindrical stopper for closing a medical system and a method for closing a medical system, and to the medical system itself, closed with the stopper of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas Nicola, Martin Schmidtlein
  • Publication number: 20150079328
    Abstract: Biodegradable, cross-linked polymer films and methods of making the same are described. The polymer films can be used for preventing adhesions following surgery and/or delivering therapeutic agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Gregory M. Cruise, Gloria Hincapie, Clayton Harris, Yue Wu
  • Publication number: 20150079327
    Abstract: A method for fabricating custom surface reflectance and spatially-varying bi-directional reflectance distribution functions (BDRFs or svBRDFs). The 3D printing method optimizes micro-geometry to produce a normal distribution function (NDF) that can be printed on surfaces with a 3D printer. Particularly, the method involves optimizing the micro-geometry for a wide range of analytic NDFs and simulating the effective reflectance of the resulting surface. Using the results of the simulation, the appearance of an input svBRDF can be reproduced. To this end, the micro-geometry is optimized in a data-driven fashion and distributed on the surface of the printed object. The methods were demonstrated to allow 3D printing svBRDF on planar samples with current 3D printing technology even with a limited set of printing materials, and the described methods have been shown to be naturally extendable to printing svBRDF on arbitrary shapes or 3D objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: JAN KAUTZ, OLIVIER ROULLIER, BERND BICKEL, MARC ALEXA, WOJCIECH MATUSIK
  • Publication number: 20150073543
    Abstract: Described herein is a prosthetic valve device having an optimized valve component for durability and functionality of the collapsible leaflets. Specially designed commissures contribute to the optimization along with identified parameters. In other embodiments, the invention is a frame formed from a unique cutting pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Mano J. Thubrikar, Yogesh Darekar
  • Publication number: 20150064391
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of producing an object made of a composite material said object being relatively strong and light weight and having a complex three-dimensional configuration. The method involves bonding a series of shaped sections of material each with a laminated face to form the object which when laminated, ties the internal and external laminations together to form an array of structural members. The method provides the added advantage that the object may be formed without using a mould.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: William Anton TRONDL
  • Publication number: 20150024162
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a cutting frame including a plurality of cutters for cutting one or more kinds of rectangular unit pieces having a relatively small size from a rectangular base material at a predetermined inclination, the cutters being mounted or formed in the cutting frame such that the cutters correspond to the rectangular unit pieces, wherein the cutters are mounted or formed in the cutting frame based on the array structure of the rectangular unit pieces such that a large majority of the remaining rectangular unit pieces, excluding the uppermost row rectangular unit pieces and the lowermost row rectangular unit pieces, are arranged while being adjacent to different rectangular unit pieces at four sides of each rectangular unit piece, and at least some combinations of adjacent four rectangular unit pieces form an island-type residue in the center thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Hokyung LEE, Soonki HEO, Jongku LEE
  • Publication number: 20150010725
    Abstract: Described herein is a label roll comprising a liner and a plurality of labels affixed to the liner, wherein each edge of a first label that neighbors another label in a release direction of the label roll comprises (i) at least one protuberance that engages with a recess in an edge of the other label or (ii) at least one recess that is engaged by a protuberance in an edge of the other label.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: Identive Group, Inc
    Inventors: Werner Vogt, Michael Kober
  • Patent number: 8895130
    Abstract: A peel-resistant mechanism includes a body and a plurality of arms extending from the body such that a recess is defined between each pair of adjacent arms. At least one of the arms is positionable to facilitate restricting an edge disbond from spreading across the body of the patch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Kenneth Harlan Griess, Gary E. Georgeson, Russell Lee Keller
  • Publication number: 20140305569
    Abstract: The invention provides unique releasable adhesive devices that are high-load bearing and highly stable while allowing adjustment of the weight-bearing angle in a wide range, thereby greatly expanding the scope of applications for technology. Adhesive systems and devices of the invention can be designed to fit applications ranging from household weight-bearing shelves and holders, components for transportation, athletic equipment, labels and advertising posts, automobile interior trims, permanent or reversible fasteners, as well as instruments and devices for industrial, commercial, medical or military applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Alfred J. Crosby, Daniel J. King, Michael D. Bartlett, Duncan J. Irschick
  • Publication number: 20140283479
    Abstract: The multi-purpose tile is formed solely of randomly arranged and uniformly distributed non-woven plastic fibers. The non-woven plastic fibers are fused together without a binder and compressed while in a heated state to establish a predetermined thickness of the tile. The tile is flexible, self-supporting and non-collapsible, and can be installed as a lay-in ceiling tile on a grid for use as a suspended ceiling, or bonded directly to a ceiling, or bonded directly to a wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: TOWER IPCO COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Norman Stone
  • Publication number: 20140272257
    Abstract: A plastic object with inner pattern is provided, including: a light-transmittable main body, monolithically formed by injection blow molding, having at least an outer surface and an inner surface, wherein the outer surface is smooth and the inner surface has predefined pattern. Because the process used by the present invention inserts a mold core with predefined pattern so that the patterns on the mold core can be formed on the inner surface of the monolithically formed object manufactured during the blow molding process. As such, the problems of complex and time-consuming steps and poor economical result associated with conventional techniques are improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: CHIN-SHENG YANG
  • Publication number: 20140272258
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a recycled polystyrene foamed sheet apparatus for displaying images and a method of making the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Michael J. SMITH
  • Publication number: 20140250823
    Abstract: An apparatus and system for supporting a plurality of parallel spaced apart trusses, each truss having top and bottom member each having an inside and an outside edge wherein the top member is angularly oriented relative to the bottom member. The apparatus comprises a body having a truss engaging slot adapted to engageably receive a top or bottom member of the truss therethrough and first and second brace engaging panels extending substantially perpendicularly to the slot. Each brace engaging panel is adapted to engageably receive a braces thereagainst wherein each brace extending angularly between adjacent trusses. The system comprises top and bottom brackets on the top and bottom member of the truss and at least one brace member extending therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Abtar Shar Sidhu, Geoffrey Rajay Sidhu, Daniel Van Vliet
  • Publication number: 20140234571
    Abstract: A coupon geometry that reliably fails in the gauge area of the coupon during fatigue testing. The propensity to fail at the gauge area is imparted by using a bow-tie-shaped coupon coupled with similarly shaped tabs. The test coupons have a bow-tie-shaped profile with tapered sides that converge as they extend from the opposing ends of the coupon to the gauge area, forming a pair of trapezoidal portions (one the mirror image of the other) connected by the gauge area. These trapezoidal portions of the test coupon include the regions where similarly trapezoidal tabs will be adhered to the front and back of the coupon. The test coupon has a minimum width in the gauge area and a constant thickness, and a height of the gauge area is no greater than 3% of a height of the test coupon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: THE BOEING COMPANY
  • Publication number: 20140199174
    Abstract: A method of forming a ceramic matrix composite (CMC) component, a CMC component and a tip member are provided. The method of form the CMC component includes providing a component preform having a first end, a second end, and a cavity, the cavity having a pre-determined shape and a first engagement surface. The method includes forming a tip member from a pre-consolidated composite material, the tip member having a second engagement surface generally conforming to the first engagement surface. The method includes directing the second engagement surface to the first engagement surface. The method includes consolidating the component preform and tip member. The ceramic matrix composite component is formed having a desired geometry and the tip member stays in place in the cavity during operation of the ceramic matrix composite component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Herbert Chidsey ROBERTS, III, Gregory Scot CORMAN, Philip Harold MONAGHAN, Glenn Curtis TAXACHER
  • Publication number: 20140190623
    Abstract: A protective wrap for application to a wooden baseball bat to prevent the release of fragments should the baseball bat shatter during use is formed of an elongated piece of polymeric film that has a first end and an opposite second end, a first side edge, and an opposite second side edge. The piece has a first tapered region terminating at the first end and a second tapered region terminating in the second end. Within each of the first and second tapered regions, the first and second side edges converge. The piece also includes a main section located between the first and second tapered regions. The first and second side edges are parallel to one another along the length of the main section. A back surface of the polymeric film includes an adhesive for adhering the polymeric film to the baseball bat and to any underlying polymeric film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Major League Baseball
    Inventors: Stephen Bradford, Tylor Garland, Matthew Paprocki
  • Publication number: 20140166196
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improved method and apparatus for placing alignment marks, such as arrows or lines, on golf balls. An alignment mark composed of dry transfer ink is provided on a clear transfer medium having a backing material. Once the position of the alignment mark is chosen, the clear transfer medium containing the alignment mark is removed from the backing. Warm air provided by the user's breath is applied to the transfer medium to aid in its adhesion to the golf ball surface. The transfer medium is then placed on the desired position on the ball and rubbed in the center and then front and back of the transfer medium to transfer the dry ink alignment mark from the clear transfer medium to the ball surface. Once the alignment mark has transferred to the ball surface, the clear transfer medium can be peeled away, leaving only the alignment mark on the ball surface. The alignment mark is then rubbed with the fingers to finalize the adhesion of the alignment mark with the bail surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Flynn
  • Publication number: 20140151090
    Abstract: A stress relief structure is provided. The stress relief structure includes a stress relief body, at least one first stress relief base and at least one second stress relief base. The stress relief body has an upper surface and a lower surface opposite to each other. The first stress relief base is disposed on the upper surface of the stress relief body. The second stress relief base is disposed on the lower surface of the stress relief body. The at least one first stress relief base and the at least one second stress relief base are interlaced to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Jui-Hung Chien, Chiao-Ling Lung
  • Publication number: 20140141193
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of forming a curved prepreg strip or sheet, especially for use in fabricating a composite component. The method includes providing a strip or sheet of prepreg material having reinforcing fibres and drawing or conveying the prepreg material in a travel direction, wherein the material is drawn or conveyed in the travel direction at a speed which differs across a width of the strip or sheet transverse to the travel direction. Similarly, the invention relates to an apparatus for forming a curved prepreg strip or sheet, having: a mechanism for drawing or conveying a strip or sheet of prepreg material in a travel direction, wherein the mechanism is configured to draw or convey the strip or sheet of prepreg material in the travel direction at a speed which differs across a width of the strip or sheet transverse to the travel direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Rolf Sundermann, Alexander Gillessen, Jan Schoppmeier, Tassilo Witte, Julian Kupski, Rene-Philipp Jaekel, Mohamed-Mourad Sayeh
  • Publication number: 20140143033
    Abstract: A series of memorabilia pieces have markable areas for recording an autograph or signature and an information area for recording information about the autograph or signature (e.g., the person who signed it, the time, the place and other information). The pieces are readily autographed, signed, registered, collected, and displayed. The pieces can have many shapes and sizes and can include images related to a sport, profession, or pastime of collectability. For example, the pieces relate to a section of a collectable population, such as sports, music, acting, politics, auto racing and more. The pieces may be serialized to allow recording and identification. The items may be registered in a central recording archive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventors: Lauren Cecchi, Paige Cecchi, Michael R. Cecchi, Michael D. Cecchi
  • Publication number: 20140127435
    Abstract: Provided herein is a resin-metal complex and a manufacturing method thereof, the resin-metal complex being a synthetic resin comprising an olefin resin, filler, and coupling agent combined with a metallic material, the filler being at least one of an organic filler and inorganic filler, the inorganic filler being wood flour, wood pellet, wood fiber, or paper powder, and the inorganic filler being talc, calcium carbonate, wollastonite, or kaolinite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: WAPS. CO. LTD
    Inventors: Jae Choon Lee, Sungmin Park, Sungshick Paik
  • Publication number: 20140113099
    Abstract: In accordance with one embodiment, colored foam especially adapted for displaying three-dimensional display apparatus that is also capable of being used as a flotation device is envisioned. In one embodiment, the colored foam is ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA), although other types of expanded plastics such as polystyrene are also contemplated. In one embodiment, the display apparatus consists of logos and/or names of sports teams, such as professional or collegiate football, baseball, soccer, and basketball teams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: Gary Arnett
  • Publication number: 20140087116
    Abstract: An elongated masking tape strip includes a flexible backing and an adhesive placed on a portion of the flexible backing. The flexible backing has a first long side, a second long side, a third short side, and a fourth short side. The adhesive placed on a portion of the flexible backing forms a first area including an adhesive and a second area that is adhesive free. The adhesive portion includes at least substantially one of the first long side and a second long side. The tape strip can be stacked with other tape strips to form a dispensing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventor: Christopher D. GLATT
  • Patent number: 8669325
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions for forming an aesthetic image that is a work or object of art, design or architecture. These compositions generally include a synthetic polymer or a polymer that is transparent or synthetic and translucent, with this polymer present in an amount sufficient to enable the image to have at least one aesthetic or formal element. In different embodiments, the image support medium may be an image support stabilizer, the polymer may be a conductive polymer, a light emitting conductive polymer or a synthetic absorbent polymer, it may be a transparent or synthetic translucent polymer with a property provided or enhanced to facilitate the creation or preservation of the image by at least one stabilizer, or this composition may be a work or art, design or architecture. The invention also relates to a method for preparing the composition and a method for using it to make art, design or architecture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Inventor: Sydney Hyman
  • Patent number: 8663775
    Abstract: A floor cover for protecting a floor from damage caused by pets. The floor cover includes a body having an ingress/egress portion, a doorway portion, and an enclosure portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Inventors: Marcos Bitela, Pamela Bitela
  • Publication number: 20140057066
    Abstract: Building boards and method for manufacturing the same are provided. The building board comprises a cement layer (102) and a magnesium oxide layer (104). The method for manufacturing the building board comprises the steps of providing a cement board and a magnesium oxide board, dehydrating and binding the cement board and the magnesium oxide board. The performance of moisture proofing, fungus proofing, erode proofing, fireproof and others can be improved by utilizing the building boards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: NEWSPIRIT CHINA LTD.
    Inventor: Hongliang Cai
  • Patent number: 8652609
    Abstract: A corner plate for connecting pieces of duct that facilitates automatic feeding and provides horizontal stack stabilization. The corner plate includes sled features that provide regular and even vertical spacing when stacked. The sled features also interact with an adjacent corner plate allowing motion in a feed direction to facilitate automatic feeding while resisting lateral motion in a non-feeding direction to stabilize the stack of corner plates in a horizontal direction. The corner plate also includes tabs that prevent nesting and facilitate automatic feeding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Production Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Chris Gass
  • Publication number: 20140044915
    Abstract: A double-sided pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet includes a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer including an acrylic polymer (A) containing 9 to 30 mass % of building blocks derived from at least one kind of polar monomer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahito NIWA, Naoaki HIGUCHI, Eiji YAMANAKA
  • Publication number: 20140007799
    Abstract: An interconnectable furniture having a planar surface. The planar surface includes at least two pairs of curved sides, each of the pairs includes a convex side, convex with respect to points within the planar surface, and a concave side, concave with respect to points within the planar surface. The pairs of curved sides are defined by arc lengths having a same radius R, and wherein the respective sides of the planar surface meet to form rounded corners of the planar surface. Additionally, a plurality of attachment points attached to a bottom of the planar surface and located substantially near rounded corners of the planar surface formed by the at least two pairs of curved sides, and configured for attaching a corresponding plurality of legs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: Abbas NASSERI, Kristen DIXON
  • Patent number: 8624210
    Abstract: A quartz window with an interior plenum is operable as a shutter or UV filter in a degas chamber by supplying the plenum with an ozone-containing gas. Pressure in the plenum can be adjusted to block UV light transmission into the degas chamber or adjust transmittance of UV light through the window. When the plenum is evacuated, the plenum allows maximum transmission of UV light into the degas chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: Yen-Kun Victor Wang, Shang-I Chou, Jason Autustino
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130321774
    Abstract: A device for determining the dominant eye of a person. The device comprises a cone having a small hole at its apex which serves as a view port. The cone is attached to a handle, which contains a battery-powered, low-level laser light source that emits light through a light port in the handle. The cone and handle are designed to be made from a single sheet of material. To determine a person's dominant eye, the person holds the device at arm's length by the handle. The laser is turned on and the person aims the light at a distant wall. The person looks through the base of the cone through the view port with both eyes open, and locates the laser spot on the distant wall through the view port. The person then closes his right eye. If the laser spot disappears from view, the person is right-eye dominant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: Johan T.W. Van Dalen, Dan D. Carda
  • Publication number: 20130309438
    Abstract: Included herein are constructional techniques as well as finished goods produced thereby. The techniques described are especially useful in producing curved structures in topographical fashion with cutouts from sheets of thermoplastic composites material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: SMARTER PLANET LLC
    Inventors: Michael Robert O'Reilly, Gregory William Pronko, David Mayer de Rothschild, Frank P. Becking
  • Publication number: 20130247377
    Abstract: A process of repairing a component, a repair tool for a component, and a component are disclosed. The process includes removing material from a region of the component. The removing forms a through-cut in the component, forms a partial-frustoconical geometry in the component, forms a substantially partial-frustoconical geometry in the component, forms a partial-spherical geometry in the component, forms a substantially partial-spherical geometry in the component, forms a partial-elliptical geometry in the component, forms a substantially partial-elliptical geometry in the component, forms a partial-cylindrical geometry in the component, forms a substantially partial-cylindrical geometry in the component, is in a direction substantially perpendicular to a surface of the component, is in a direction substantially inclined with respect to the surface of the component, or a combination thereof. The repair tool includes a securing mechanism and a cutting portion for removing a region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Yagnesh Dalpatbhai HATHIWALA, Howard Gerhard HALVERSON, Somayajula KUMAR, Sabarinath DEVARAJAN, David Christopher BAYER
  • Publication number: 20130251936
    Abstract: A dual-face dual-split concrete product comprises a first face of horizontal length X and an opposing second face of horizontal length Y, the first face and second face being substantially parallel to one another according to a trapezoidal shape, and with X>Y; generally opposing sidewalls that taper in from the first face to the second face; and generally opposing top and bottom faces adjoining the first face, second face, and opposing sidewalls, with the top face and bottom face being substantially parallel to one another; wherein the first face has one or more subfaces, including one or more inner subfaces intermediate two outer subfaces, with the inner subfaces having a horizontal length L substantially equal to the horizontal length Y of the second face as measured across the concrete product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: INFINITY LAWN AND GARDEN, INC.
    Inventor: Ronald D. Bjustrom
  • Patent number: 8524350
    Abstract: A mat is described which is suitable for placement over the threshold of an opening for protecting the threshold and nearby floor or other surface from excessive wear caused by pets or foot traffic. The perimeter edge of the mat in one embodiment includes a cutout or contour that is sized and shaped to at least partially engage the side post or jamb near the opening. One or both ends of the mat may include a contour that is shaped to engage the side jamb. The contour in another embodiment includes a slot that at least partially engages the wall near the opening. Engagement between the contoured edge of the mat and the side post or wall helps resist unintended movement of the mat when in place. The mat may also include downward protrusions for engaging with the floor or floor covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Inventor: Sharon D. Lee
  • Publication number: 20130224421
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a sintered magnesium oxide material which is capable of suppressing the occurrence of splashing during film formation and which is less likely to cause clogging of a supply inlet of a film formation device, a deposition material for PDP-protecting film using the same, and a process for producing the sintered material. The sintered magnesium oxide material contains magnesium oxide, 3 to 50 mass % of an oxide of a Group 2A element other than magnesium in the periodic table, and if necessary, 1000 ppm or less of one or two or more elements selected from the group consisting of aluminum, yttrium, cerium, zirconium, scandium, and chromium, and has a disk-like, elliptical plate-like, polygonal plate-like, or half-moon-like shape or a cubic or rectangular solid shape with rounded apexes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicants: PANASONIC CORPORATION, TATEHO CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tadasuke Kamei, Takuji Tsujita, Jun Hashimoto, Takayuki Shimamura, Masashi Goto
  • Publication number: 20130209720
    Abstract: A towel, comprising: a first panel comprising an end edge, two wholly or partially tapering or curved side edges, and a center edge; and a second panel comprising an end edge, two wholly or partially tapering or curved side edges, and a center edge; wherein the first panel is one of integrally formed with and joined to the second panel at the center edges thereof such that a center portion of the towel has a width that is less than a width of either the end edge of the first panel or the end edge of the second panel. The towel may also comprise one or more tab appendages attached to and protruding from one or more of the end edge of the first panel, a side edge of the first panel, the end edge of the second panel, and a side edge of the second panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventor: Christopher W. Cieri