Including Fastener For Attaching To External Surface Patents (Class 428/99)
  • Patent number: 11459139
    Abstract: The method and apparatus relate to reclosures in a transverse direction (TD) application, wherein the reclosures include only one consumer side flange, rather than two. That is, the reclosures are missing a flange on the consumer side. A first aspect of the disclosure fills the inverted pouch or package and orients the reclosure with the consumer flange on the leading edge. A second aspect of the disclosure fills the package in a non-inverted configuration and includes a peel seal between the two product side leading flanges below the profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Inventor: David Matthews
  • Patent number: 11181732
    Abstract: A flexible display device includes a flexible display panel and a window member. The flexible display device includes a folding area and a peripheral area disposed adjacent to the folding area. The window member includes at least first and second base layers. The second base layer is overlapped with the first base layer and has a modulus of elasticity that is higher than that of the first base layer. A thickness of a first portion of the first base layer, which is overlapped with the folding area, is greater than a thickness of a second portion of the first base layer, which is overlapped with the peripheral area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: SeungWook Nam, Kyu Young Kim, Ahyoung Kim, Gui-Nam Min, Kyu-taek Lee, Yong Cheol Jeong, Soyeon Han
  • Patent number: 11123966
    Abstract: A multilayer film is provided. The film includes a first inert layer, a first tie layer, a nail sealable layer, a second tie layer, and a second inert layer. Where, the nail sealable layer is between the first tie layer and the second tie layer, the first tie layer is between the first inert layer and the nail sealable layer, the second tie layer is between the second inert layer and the nail sealable layer, and the total film thickness is between 0.002 inch and 0.010 inch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Charter Next Generation, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason L. Rothbauer
  • Patent number: 11105446
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally pertains to methods and systems for reinforcing a plastic pipe bell. The disclosure may include arranging a sleeve fabricated from a heat shrinkable plastic around the plastic pipe bell, and shrinking the sleeve around the plastic pipe bell thereby forming a first interference fit between the sleeve and the plastic pipe bell. The disclosure may further include inserting a spigot into the plastic pipe bell and shrinking the sleeve around the spigot thereby and forming a second interference fit directly between the sleeve and the spigot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: MCWANE, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel A. Copeland, Charles Stirling Snow
  • Patent number: 11090912
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a heat-sealable thermoprintable tape includes an extruded thermoplastic coating having a smooth printable surface on a first side, and an extruded heat-seal polymer layer disposed on a second side of the extruded thermoplastic coating, opposite the first side. The extruded thermoplastic coating is bonded to the heat-seal polymer layer to form the heat-sealable thermoprintable tape. In another embodiment, a method of forming a heat-sealable thermoprintable tape includes providing a support layer having an open structure configured to support an extruded coating, applying a polyurethane coating onto a first side of the support layer and into open spaces of the open structure to form a top surface, and extruding a heat-sealable polymer onto a second side of the support layer opposite the first side and into the open spaces of the open structure. The polyurethane coating bonds to the heat-sealable polymer within the open structure of the support layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: TAJ TECH LLC
    Inventor: Theodore A. Jacob, III
  • Patent number: 11007839
    Abstract: An automotive component manufacturing method includes a molding process of pressing a portion of a hollow tube formed from a metal material, or a composite material including a metal and a resin, so as to deform the portion of the hollow tube, from a tube outer side toward a tube inner side, to beyond an axial center of the hollow tube, and mold the portion of the hollow tube into a deformed section deformed with a concave profile; and a deformation process of deforming a location having a high level of residual stress in a closed cross-section configured by the deformed section so as to deform the location out-of-plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventors: Manabu Wada, Yasushi Suzuki, Noboru Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 10995458
    Abstract: Various embodiments for a panel that may be combined with other similar panels to form a padding layer of an athletic field, or other surface, are disclosed. The panel for use in a padding layer of a panel system includes a male locking element configured to form a dove-tail connection with at least one adjacent panel. The dove-tail connection includes a male locking element of the panel coupling with a female locking element of the at least one adjacent panel and forming an interference fit between the male locking element and the female locking element. A space is proved between the male locking element and the female element when coupled that permits thermal expansion of the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: 4427017 CANADA INC.
    Inventor: Frédéric Vachon
  • Patent number: 10954639
    Abstract: A one piece water permeable paver for forming a surface suitable for traffic having outer flex joint connection cells connected to connectors, outer three connection cells connected to one of the outer flex joint connection cells, outer two connection cells connected to two outer three connection cells, a plurality of inner single flex joint connection cells connected to one of the connectors, and an inner dual flex joint connection cell engaging two connectors, inner four connection cells connected to a pair of outer three connection cells and a pair of inner single flex joint connection cells. Fastening slots are formed partially through outer surfaces of cells that form two sides of the paver. Locking tabs extend from outer surfaces of cells forming two sides of the paver opposite the sides with the locking tabs, enabling a first paver to securely interlock to an adjacent paver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Airlite Plastics Co.
    Inventor: Barry J. Stiles
  • Patent number: 10918844
    Abstract: A needle-like structure includes projections formed in rows on a substrate and extended in a direction, and needle portions formed on each of the projections such that the needle portions are spaced part from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Daizo Uemura
  • Patent number: 10914063
    Abstract: A waterproofing system including at least two different layers, one layer being a mounting layer and one other layer being a functional layer, the two layers being directly or indirectly connected to each other over at least parts of their opposing surfaces, wherein the functional layer includes at least a thermoplastic polymer and at least a mineral binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventors: Yang Soo Lee, Jy Kang, Sangyong Kim
  • Patent number: 10889049
    Abstract: The invention relates to a workpiece having a shape produced by thermoforming from at least one sheet (3) of plastic material, such as polycarbonate, and at least one applied element (6, 8; 7, 9) that is applied to the at least one sheet and secured there, characterised in that the securing of the at least one applied element to the at least one sheet takes place at least partially by means of crimping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: APLIX
    Inventors: Laurent Jean Michel Torlay, Thierry Marche
  • Patent number: 10766223
    Abstract: A fabric with a laminated adhesive-backed protective layer. The adhesive-backed protective layer has a matte finish that is low gloss and may approximate the fabric itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventors: Richard C. Allen, Ellen O. Aeling, William J. Bryan, Robert R. Condon, David J. Koch, John C. Schultz
  • Patent number: 10744015
    Abstract: An endoprosthesis constraining sleeve includes a single sheet of material forming at least two folds, and a common bond line constraining the single sheet of material to maintain the at least two folds and to form at least two discrete lumens. A first lumen of the at least two lumens is configured to receive a constrained endoprosthesis therein. A second lumen of the at least two lumens is configured to receive a control feature therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Karl R. Chung, Susan J. Rudes
  • Patent number: 10655380
    Abstract: Disclosed is a multilayered, multicolored threshold for transitioning from one flooring surface to another, such as at a doorway. An exemplary multicolor threshold includes a top layer comprised of a first compound and a main body portion comprised of a second compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventors: Patrick James Kinville, Robert T. Ellingson
  • Patent number: 10626623
    Abstract: Separating membrane (10) of plastic material, made up of a bossed and waterproof sheet (100) which is coupled with a permeable base layer (101); the bosses (102) are of the cylindrical type with a double diameter (D1, D2) and have such a shape and arrangement as to feature improved adhesion on both faces (110-111). The invention increases the gripping of the adhesive in order to obtain greater tear strength, on the upper face, and at the same time increases the area of contact with the base layer for a greater resistance to delamination on the lower face. In particular, inside each chamber (103) there is an internal crown (104), which divides it like a necking (D2) into two superimposed compartments (105-6) having the same diameter (D1), wherein the first compartment has a depth (H1) amounting to at least ? of the total (H). The invention also relates to the production process for obtaining said membrane (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventors: Federico Cais, Nicola Busatta, Renato Pavan
  • Patent number: 10625471
    Abstract: A method is for manufacturing closing systems for hygiene articles, in particular diaper closing systems. An attachment part (16) is fed to the rear face of a substrate part (18) having protruding closing elements (22) arranged in rows at a predefined distance from each other, and is joined to the substrate part (18) along welding points using an ultrasonic welding process. At least some of the welding points are introduced to extend along weld seam lines (46) between adjoining rows of closing elements (22) and to extend at least partially in parallel to the rows of closing elements (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventor: Jan Tuma
  • Patent number: 10612879
    Abstract: A firearm maintenance kit having a mat and a small-parts storage case, the mat and case being used during adjustment and maintenance of firearms. The mat may be permanently or removably attached to the small-parts storage case via a mat attachment component. The mat attachment component can clamp a first end of the mat between top and bottom faces to affix the mat to the small-parts storage case. The small-parts storage case may have a tray and a cover and can be used to contain small firearms parts and prevent them from being lost during firearm maintenance, building, and cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Revo Brand Group, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Jacobson, Matt Morris, James Hofman
  • Patent number: 10562233
    Abstract: A method of mechanically securing a first object including a thermoplastic material in a solid state to a second object with a generally flat sheet portion, with a perforation of the sheet portion, and with the sheet portion having an edge along the perforation is provided, wherein the first object is positioned relative to the second object so that the edge is in contact with the thermoplastic material and wherein mechanical vibration energy is coupled into the assembly including the first and second objects until a flow portion of the thermoplastic material due to friction heat generated between the edge and the thermoplastic material becomes flowable and flows around the edge to at least partially embed the edge in the thermoplastic material. After the mechanical vibration stops, the thermoplastic material is caused to re-solidify, whereby the re-solidified thermoplastic material at least partially embedding the edge anchors the first object in the second object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: WOODWELDING AG
    Inventors: Jörg Mayer, Joakim Kvist, Philipp Bernhard, Laurent Torriani, Mario Weiss, Antonio Lanci, Martin Sigrist, Hannes Merz, Samuel Malzach
  • Patent number: 10517778
    Abstract: A composite loop face fabric which incorporates a multi-bar stitch-bonded construction and related fastening system. A yarn system forms an arrangement of surface loops extending in stitched relation through a composite nonwoven substrate incorporating one or more layers of melt blown nonwoven fibrous material in sandwiched relation to one or more layers of spunbond nonwoven fibrous material. Multiple layers of melt blown nonwoven material and/or spunbond nonwoven material may be used if desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventor: Martin Wildeman
  • Patent number: 10472002
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method for producing a hybrid-structure part of a motor vehicle, comprising shaping of a sheet of metallic material, the provision of a sheet of composite material, application of a layer of connecting material on a face of said metallic material sheet or on a face of said composite material sheet, the shaping of a hybrid element by shaping said composite material sheet to the shape of said metallic material sheet and joining the composite material sheet to the metallic material sheet by means of said connecting material layer, and the production of rigidification elements by overmoulding using a polymer material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventors: Philippe Jaunasse, Laurent Rocheblave
  • Patent number: 10421606
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a debris bundling device can include a substrate including at least one edge. The substrate may be formed from a flexible material. The debris bundling device may further include a plurality of strings and a plurality of fasteners coupled to the substrate. Each string may include a first end coupled to the substrate and may include a second end. Each fastener may be configured to engage the second end of one of the plurality of strings to secure the substrate in a wrapped state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventor: Sounthaly Outhavong
  • Patent number: 10379647
    Abstract: A touchscreen remote input device, according to one embodiment of the present invention, comprises: a conductive vacuum attachment member vacuum-attached to a touchscreen; a relay switch electrically connected to the conductive vacuum attachment member; and a microcontroller unit configured to control an on/off operation of the relay switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventors: Kyoo Chang Kyung, Deok In Yoon
  • Patent number: 10380383
    Abstract: A screen protection filter includes a protection filter body and an attracting member. The protection filter body includes an attraction area and a protection area. The attracting member is disposed at the attraction area of the protection filter body and comprises at least one attracting block. With the attracting member, the protection filter body is attachable to an attraction component of an electronic device, such that the protection area of the protection filter body correspondingly covers over a display screen of the electronic device to prevent nearby persons from spying display contents and keep privacy. By simply attaching the attracting member to the attraction component and removing therefrom, the screen protection filter can be easily attached to and removed from the display screen of the electronic device whenever needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventor: Chuan-En Li
  • Patent number: 10260414
    Abstract: An engine cover assembly including a fastener concealing plug is disclosed. The plug includes a conical wall having upper and lower ends. A lower circumferential ring is spaced apart from the upper ring. The lower end of the concealing plug includes a fastener-receiving recessed area. The fastener pocket of the engine cover includes upper and lower grooves having a ring area formed therebetween. The upper circumferential ring of the plug nests with the upper groove of the pocket, the recessed area of the plug nests with the ring area, and the lower circumferential ring of the plug nests with the lower groove of the pocket. The engine cover is positioned on the engine such that a cover attaching stud passes through a stud-passing aperture of the cover. A fastening nut is threaded onto the cover-attaching stud until it comes into contact with a compression-limiting spacer. The plug conceals the fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher William Newman, Gary Nola
  • Patent number: 10072383
    Abstract: An interlocking traffic tile for a one piece water permeable paver, which has a plurality of connection cells and is configured to support traffic, includes a paver plate with a top side formed over a plurality of intersecting beams. The paver plate has at least one of: a plurality of grooves extending into the top side of the paver plate, a plurality of ribs extending through the top side of the paver plate, and a plurality of perforations extending from the top side of the paver plate. The paver plate has at least one integral interlocking support integrally extending from the plurality of intersecting beams for locking to a connection cell of the one piece water permeable paver. The at least one integral interlocking support has a body, which connects the paver plate to the connection cell of the one piece water permeable paver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Stiles Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventor: Barry J. Stiles
  • Patent number: 10052506
    Abstract: Two-sided and two-sided mirrored fire barriers having each of their two sides tested, rated, and certified for use in common spaces, such as spaces shared between two rooms are taught. Two-sided barriers require only one barrier and one installation, instead of the two presently needed. Two-sided barriers may have different construction and composition on each side; whereas each side of a mirrored fire barrier is a mirror image of the other. All two-sided barriers include top-mounted, bottom-mounted, and side-mounted barriers, gas and moisture impermeable barriers, and barriers shaped to fit into the expansion joint spaces created when a plurality of expansion joints intersect. The barriers are disposed to various sizes, lengths, widths, and depths, in addition to variations in shape, content, number and composition of layers, materials, and attachment means required to accommodate the variety of sizes and shapes of expansion-joint spaces and the desired rating, in terms of hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: InPro Corporation
    Inventor: Alan Shaw
  • Patent number: 10011991
    Abstract: A multiwall sheet comprises a sheet, comprising walls, wherein the walls comprise a first wall; a second wall; and an outermost rib extending between the first wall and the second wall, wherein the first wall extends longitudinally past the outermost rib to a first wall end and wherein the second wall extends longitudinally past the outermost rib to a second wall end; and an end cap comprising a top wall having a top wall end, a bottom wall having a bottom wall end, and a connecting wall disposed between the top wall end and the bottom wall end; wherein the end cap is disposed over the first wall end and the second wall end and wherein the top wall and the bottom wall extend longitudinally along the first wall and the second wall past the outermost rib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventors: Chinniah Thiagarajan, Frans Adriaansen, Michael Matthew Laurin, Bernd Jansen
  • Patent number: 10011207
    Abstract: A mat for removable installation on the floor surface of a vehicle foot well has at least one through-hole for receiving a mat retention device. At least one endless elastomeric sealing member extends radially inwardly from a general sidewall surface of the through-hole. A grommet for the through-hole includes a bottom grommet and a cap. An outer sealing surface of the grommet compresses the elastomeric sealing member of the through-hole, thereby creating an impermeable barrier to water incident on an upper surface of the mat body. The mat body may have an endless ridge on its upper surface that is radially outwardly spaced from the through-hole and that is compressibly engaged by a lower surface of a cap retention flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: MACNEIL IP LLC
    Inventors: David F. MacNeil, Allan R. Thom, Frederick W. Masanek, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9944212
    Abstract: A laminated panel is provided with: a core panel having a vertical wall portion which extends in a direction which intersects with a panel surface, and a flat portion which is formed to extend along the panel surface from an end portion of the vertical wall portion; a pair of face plates which sandwich the core panel from both sides; and a structural material in which a rectangular cross-section portion which sandwiches the flat portion of the core panel between the rectangular cross-section portion and one of the face plates is disposed. The structural material is provided with peripheral edge structural materials which are disposed along a pair of opposing edge portions of a peripheral edge of the laminated panel, and connecting structural materials which extend in a direction which intersects with the peripheral edge structural materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Goto, Kimito Nishiyama
  • Patent number: 9919489
    Abstract: A sandwich structure including at least one fastener attached to a first facesheet, an ordered three-dimensional microstructure core defined by a series of interconnected polymer waveguides around the at least one fastener and attached to the first facesheet, and a second facesheet attached to the ordered three-dimensional microstructure core. The ordered three-dimensional microstructure core is sandwiched between the first facesheet and the second facesheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Jacob M. Hundley, Eric C. Clough, Alan J. Jacobsen
  • Patent number: 9764659
    Abstract: Methods and systems for an ice cap to prevent ice buildup on electrical cables or wires such as grooved cables that carry electricity to transportation vehicles are disclosed. The ice caps can be attached to grooved cables or wires and partially envelop them. The ice cap includes an inverted V-shaped structure and a pair of members descending from its apex and configured to form a canopy over the cable while allowing free access to the bottom portion of the cable by a current collector. It provides a cover over the cable allowing run off of rain, snow and sleet. Grooves present on the edges of the descending members disrupt ice buildup on the cable and increase the ice prevention efficiency of the ice cap. Descending members of the ice caps could also extend over neighboring cables to which they do not attach directly to prevent ice formation on them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Inventor: Michael Robert Doerr
  • Patent number: 9690286
    Abstract: A digital material skin is made of a set of discrete units with a finite set of parts and joints. The discrete units are assembled into a layer according to a regular geometry, with each of the discrete units being reversibly connected to at least one other unit in the set. The reversibly connected set of units forms an exterior structure surface that is larger than the individual discrete units. Digital material skins may be used to construct any shape or interior volume, whether regular or amorphous. The skin surface may be enclosed or open. The skin may rely on an interior digital material structure for support or may be self-supported. The skin may be part of a larger assembly or apparatus, enclosing an interior volume or structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Sarah Hovsepian, Neil Adam Gershenfeld, Kenneth Cheung
  • Patent number: 9656512
    Abstract: A decorative magnetic cover is provided. The cover includes a plurality of octagonal and triangular openings, allowing the cover to securely attach to a rounded item without kinking or otherwise unsightly attachment. The cover includes a magnetic sheet having a magnetic face and nonmagnetic face, and a decorative element attached to the nonmagnetic face. The cover is manufactured by scoring the nonmagnetic face of the magnetic sheet and applying the decorative element to the nonmagnetic face. The resulting magnetic element is the cut to form the octagonal and triangular openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Ellis Graphics, Inc.
    Inventor: Harry William Ellis
  • Patent number: 9481405
    Abstract: A detachable surface flow enhancement device is provided, comprising: an aerodynamic structure configured to deflect moving air incident upon the aerodynamic structure; and an attaching element configured to attach the aerodynamic structure to a surface of a vehicle and to detach the aerodynamic structure from the surface of the vehicle without altering the surface of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Inventor: Robert B. Evans
  • Patent number: 9434116
    Abstract: Process for manufacturing composite material products is disclosed having at least the following operating steps: molding at least one plastic material spacer having one or more inserts; molding at least one composite material product having at least the spacer; and mechanically working at least one of the inserts for forming at least one threaded hole therein. The present invention also relates to the products manufactured with this process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Inventors: Attilio Masini, Luigi De Sario
  • Patent number: 9339015
    Abstract: The present invention leverages various dog platforms, including collars, harnesses, and leashes to provide owners a way to add style or originality to their dog's look. The invention provides removable dog accessories that attach to any platform and do not require removing the platform from the pet or permanently altering the structure of platform; provide an avenue to enhance a dog's overall day-to-day appearance or for special occasions and/or holidays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Inventor: Caryn Susan Pinto
  • Patent number: 9302434
    Abstract: A compression molded composite structure includes an elongated thermoplastic composite part having integral thermoplastic composite fittings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Inventor: James Scott Griffing
  • Patent number: 9289085
    Abstract: Floor mats comprising two layers bonded together with an undulating boundary between them. The surface color and/or surface texture of the first layer being different from the surface color and/or surface texture of the second layer. The mats having an interlocking periphery boundary adapted so the mats can be interlocked with adjoining mats to form a continuous planar mat flooring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Inventor: Bruce A. Thrush
  • Patent number: 9272646
    Abstract: Provided is a plastic foamed article to be attached to an attaching target having a rod-shaped attaching portion having a radial direction, the plastic foamed article including a holding portion for holding the attaching portion in the radial direction in a state attached to the attaching target, the holding portion including a pair of opposite surfaces facing each other for holding the attaching portion between the pair of opposite surfaces and a protrusion provided on one of the pair of opposite surfaces, and at least a part of the protrusion is configured to be elastically deformed by the attaching portion in a state in which the attaching portion is held between the pair of opposite surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Sekisui Plastics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinji Takakura, Soichiro Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 9267323
    Abstract: A decorative covering for covering a passageway gate, the covering including a sleeve bounding a gate-receiving area. The sleeve has a front, a back, and a perimeter between the front and back. The gate-receiving area is sized and shaped to receive and cover a gate between the front, back, and perimeter of the sleeve. The perimeter includes a bottom which is releasably coupled to the front of the sleeve to move between a closed position secured to the front of the sleeve and an open position away from the front of the sleeve, defining an entrance to the gate-receiving area sized to receive the passageway gate for application therethrough. Openings are formed in the perimeter in communication with the gate-receiving area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Inventor: Lora M. Whooley
  • Patent number: 9259899
    Abstract: The present invention is a method of making laminated material comprising the steps of providing a base lamina with pointed tipped piercing members, impaling successive layers of thin laminae thereon using a resilient pad, clinching the protruding tips down onto the top lamina with a hard pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Inventor: Ray Arbesman
  • Patent number: 9227485
    Abstract: A mechanism for raising and lowering a windowpane achieves a satisfactory mounting of a guide rail to a drum housing to allow visual checking of the mounted state of the guide rail to the drum housing. Relative movement between the guide rail and the drum housing is restricted in the vehicle widthwise direction after completion of the mounting. An engaging projection formed at the end of the drum housing projects toward the guide rail. An engaging portion of the guide rail restricts relative movement between the guide rail and the drum housing in the vehicle widthwise direction by being engaged with the engaging projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Inventor: Masanao Baba
  • Patent number: 9211689
    Abstract: Composite material structures prepared from at least one reinforcement material and at least one matrix material are disclosed. The invention provides a simple solution for combining two or more components made of a composite material into a monolithic “fastener free” structure of a composite material having a smooth contour. The composite material structure includes a main frame with at least one load bearing beam having at least one beam surface. To this beam surface at least one composite material fitting is integrally attached. The main frame and the composite material fitting are conjoined by at least one matrix material. In addition, the disclosed technique provides for methods of production of a composite material structure with fittings made of a composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Elbit Systems—Cyclone, Ltd.
    Inventors: Lior Zilberman, Oran Katzuni, Leve Cohen
  • Patent number: 9169056
    Abstract: A thermally insulating member includes a plane sheet having two ends spaced in a length direction and two sides spaced in a thickness direction perpendicular to the length direction. The plane sheet includes a plurality of rows of slits between the ends of the plane sheet. Each row of slits extends from one of the sides through the other side of the plane sheet. A first spacing between two adjacent rows of slits in the length direction is larger than a spacing between two adjacent slits in the same row of slits in a width direction perpendicular to the length and width directions by a second spacing. A thermally insulating strip is defined between two adjacent rows of slits. A stretchable rib is formed between two adjacent slits in the same row of slits. Each end of the plane sheet is a coupling portion free of the slits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Lian Yi Design Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shao-Wen Zhang
  • Patent number: 9151063
    Abstract: An illustrative embodiment of a tile and support structure may include a plurality of tiles, which may be generally rectangular in shape, engaged with one or more support structures. The tile may be formed with four edges, wherein two opposing edges may be formed with grooves therein and the other two opposing edges may be formed with protrusions thereon. The support structure may be formed with a generally vertical spine having two rails extending outward from a distal end thereof. The support structure may also include two generally horizontally extending flanges, which may be formed with a trough therein. The trough may include a plurality of apertures formed therein. One side of the trough may be defined by a lip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: MBRICO, LLC
    Inventor: Mark A. McManus
  • Patent number: 9109358
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mounting device (1) for mounting covering elements (7), such as baseboards, door jamb casings or panels, onto a building surface, said device (1) having a rear side portion (11) configured for being mountable to said building surface, and including a bistable snap catch (2, 3) having a peripheral edge (3?), the bistable snap catch (2, 3) being adapted for assuming a natural first configuration wherein said peripheral edge (3?) is closer to said rear side portion (11) and a natural second configuration wherein said peripheral edge (3?) is farther away from said rear side portion (11). The invention relates also to a building kit comprising said mounting device (1) and a building surface covering element (7), such as a wooden base-board, door jamb casing or panel, and to a method for mounting this building kit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Inventor: Hans Brusgård Kloster
  • Patent number: 9103066
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are composites as well as methods of making these composites. The composite may, for example, be used as light-weight, high-strength structural members and wall panels. In some embodiments, the composites can be prepared from a light-weight assembly using simple procedures. Also disclosed herein are assemblies for preparing the composites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventor: Takahisa Kusuura
  • Patent number: 9079615
    Abstract: A reinforcement including at least two separate members that are secured to each other. The reinforcement may further include a bonding material that is disposed on at least one of the members and confined within an outer perimeter of the carrier. The bonding material may be configured to secure the carrier to the structure. The two members are secured to each other to permit at least one of translational and rotational relative movement therebetween such that one of the members engages the bonding material, thereby forcing the bonding material beyond the outer perimeter of the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Inventors: Vincent Belpaire, François Godillon
  • Patent number: 9067379
    Abstract: A stiffened multi-layer assembly composed of an inner layer and an outer layer mutually aligned by elastic averaging at the peripheral interface therebetween which provides both a precise alignment and a torsionally stiffened structural configuration when the first and second layers are mutually mated and snapped together to form the stiffened multi-layer assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: GM Global Technologies Operations LLC
    Inventor: Steven E. Morris
  • Patent number: RE45946
    Abstract: A loop material for a hook and loop type fastener is a composite nonwoven. The composite nonwoven consists of a loop layer, a backing layer, and a plurality of bond regions. The loop layer may be a carded nonwoven of thermoplastic crimped staple fiber. The staple fiber may be between 1.5 to 6.0 dTEX. The loop layer may have a basis weight of between 10 and 35 g/m2. The backing layer may be a spunbond or spunmelt nonwoven having a basis weight of 5 to 30 g/m2. The loop layer may be superimposed face-to-face with the backing layer. The plurality of bond regions joins the loop layer to the backing layer and rendering said bond regions substantially air impermeable. The bond regions comprise between 35 to 55% of a surface area of the loop material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignees: Aplix, Inc., Dounor SAS
    Inventors: Donald H. Lester, Jr., Stephanie Hoyas