With Cutting, Breaking, Tearing, Or Abrading Patents (Class 493/340)
  • Patent number: 10561534
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses for treating a tissue site are described, In some embodiments, the system may include a pouch having an upstream layer, a downstream layer, and an absorbent member enclosed between the upstream layer and the downstream layer. The upstream layer and the downstream layer may each include a hydrophobic side and a hydrophilic side, The hydrophilic side of both the upstream layer and the downstream layer may be positioned facing the absorbent member. The hydrophobic side of both the upstream layer and the downstream layer may form a portion of an exterior surface of the pouch such that fluid incident on the pouch is distributed laterally along the exterior surface of the pouch before being absorbed by the absorbent member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Daniel John Coulthard, Timothy Mark Robinson, Christopher Brian Locke
  • Patent number: 9321235
    Abstract: A machine for converting a sheet stock material into a dunnage product includes a conversion assembly for converting sheet stock material into a dunnage product as the sheet stock material travels along a path from an upstream end of the conversion assembly to a downstream end of the conversion assembly. The machine further includes a transversely extending guide over which the stock material passes for guided entry into the upstream end of the conversion assembly. The guide is rotatable such that the transverse extent of the guide can be moved between a plurality of relatively rotated orientations to guide the sheet stock material from different sides of the conversion assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Ranpak Corp.
    Inventors: Robert C. Cheich, David V. Murphy, Steven M. Toneff, Jacob G. Popek, Jr., Carrie Schlegal
  • Publication number: 20150110583
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a stacker configured to stack planar workpieces into stacks, and a cutter configured to cut preforms out of planar workpieces. The cutter is located downstream of said stacker on a manufacturing line, and a conveyor exists between said stacker and cutter. The apparatus comprises a conveyor controller, which is configured to, after transferring a stack from said conveyor to a feeder section of said cutter; rewind the conveyor to place a foremost free location after existing stacks on the conveyor to a position where it is ready to receive a stack from said stacker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Tresu A/S
    Inventors: Marko Ryynänen, Petri Sirviö
  • Publication number: 20150105232
    Abstract: A co-layer surface-adhesive rule (SAR) that has a pre-defined cross-section profile. The co-layer surface-adhesive rule (SAR) has two or more layers, wherein at least one layer is made from flexible material and wherein at least two layers differ one from the other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Michael ZIMMER, David IDAN, Aviv RATZMAN, Konstantin SPIRYAGIN, Lior DAHAN
  • Publication number: 20150018189
    Abstract: A system that converts sheet material into packaging templates includes a converting assembly that performs conversion functions, such as cutting, creasing, and scoring, on the sheet material as the sheet material moves through the converting machine in a first direction. The converting assembly may be mounted on a frame such that the converting assembly is elevated above a support surface. One or more longhead converting tools performs conversion functions on the sheet material in a first direction and a crosshead converting tool performs conversion functions on the sheet material in a second direction in order to create packaging templates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: PACKSIZE LLC
    Inventors: Niklas Pettersson, Ryan Osterhout
  • Publication number: 20140364294
    Abstract: Methods for producing systems for the transdermal or permucosal administration of active substances and particularly transdermal therapeutic systems (TTS), wherein the active substance depots thereof have a shape that deviates from a rectangular design.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: Acino AG
    Inventors: Ludwig Grader, Holger Piotrowski
  • Publication number: 20140342893
    Abstract: A method for producing individual material sections, particularly sheets of paper, according to a certain format, from a web-type, for example imprinted object (object web), more particularly a web of paper or material, using a cutting means for cutting off the individual material sections from the object web and then removing said sections from the cutting means, wherein during the course of actuation of the cutting means at least one carrier is engaged with the object web, wherein following the cutting process, the carrier is displaced, together with the object web gripped by said carrier, by means of a controllable linear drive, over a displacement stroke, which is adjusted and/or varied in a controlled manner by the linear drive according to a section format that is predefined for the material section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Andreas Baumuller, Fritz Rainer Gotz
  • Patent number: 8845503
    Abstract: A method comprising the steps of: carrying a continuous sheet W1 which is an external sheet 3 being continuous in the longitudinal direction X perpendicular to the girth direction Y; carrying a continuous laminate W2 which is an absorbent body 2 being continuous in the longitudinal direction X perpendicular to the girth direction Y; cutting off a tip portion of the continuous laminate W2 in the carrying direction X1 to obtain absorbent bodies 2 one after another; separating the cut-off absorbent bodies 2 from each other in the longitudinal direction X of the absorbent bodies; placing the absorbent bodies 2 in a detatchable manner and intermittently on the continuous sheet W1; and severing the continuous sheet W1 between the absorbent bodies 2, thereby obtaining individual worn articles 1 each having the absorbent body 2 placed on the external sheet 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Zuiko Corporation
    Inventor: Toyoshi Umebayashi
  • Publication number: 20140260146
    Abstract: In a method for manufacturing a filter element for filtration of a fluid, a filter medium web is treated along at least one treatment line and the filter medium web is cut along at least one cutting line that is adjacent to the at least one treatment line. An apparatus for performing the method has a combination of at least one treatment device and at least one cutting device. The at least one treatment device has at least one treatment element that treats a filter medium web along at least one treatment line. The at least one cutting device has at least one cutting element that cuts the filter medium web along at least one cutting line. The at least one treatment element and the at least one cutting element, viewed in a movement direction of the filter medium web relative to the apparatus, are arranged staggered relative to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: MANN+HUMMEL GMBH
    Inventors: Karel Dudr, Marek Brychta, Zdenek Netolicka
  • Patent number: 8777828
    Abstract: A co-layer surface-adhesive rule (SAR) that has a pre-defined cross-section profile. The co-layer surface-adhesive rule (SAR) has two or more layers, wherein at least one layer is made from flexible material and wherein at least two layers differ one from the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Highcon Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael Zimmer, Aviv Ratzman, David Idan, Lior Dahan, Kostantin Spiryagin
  • Publication number: 20140150173
    Abstract: A device for covering a pool, for example a swimming pool, has an upper component composed of a closed cell polymeric foam and a lower component composed of an open cell polymeric foam. The device can have, or can acquire in use, a convex upper surface which reduces the danger that it will be blown off the pool by wind.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2014
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: John F. Krumme
  • Publication number: 20140128238
    Abstract: A method and system for digitally scoring a substrate prior to completing a carton blank is disclosed. After digitally printing a substrate, it is processed through a series of scoring wheels, male on top, female wheel on bottom. The scoring wheels (and transfer belts which help move the substrate through the wheels) are controlled from the same computer file used to create the graphic image. Subsequent to the first scoring sequence, the substrate is turned 90 degrees and a second scoring sequence takes place. After the scoring sequences have been performed, the substrate continues to the laser die cutter where the same computer or digital file determines where to physically cut the sheet into a carton blank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: THE C.W. ZUMBIEL COMPANY
    Inventor: Edward A. Zumbiel
  • Publication number: 20140121487
    Abstract: A health monitoring system, and methods of use and manufacture thereof are disclosed. The health monitoring system may include a computing system and a diagnostic test coupled to a diaper. The diagnostic test may include one or more sensors configured to produce a visual indication of one or more analytes contained in a sample produced by a subject. The diagnostic test may include a machine-readable code. The computing system may be configured to read the machine-readable code to allow an application running on the computing system to automatically perform at least one task related to a production of a data point based on the visual indication. The health monitoring system may aid in identifying a potential abnormal health condition of the subject by providing automatic longitudinal analysis of analytes contained in samples produced by the subject over a period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: PIXIE SCIENTIFIC, LLC
    Inventors: Yaroslav FAYBISHENKO, Boris FAYBISHENKO
  • Publication number: 20140121627
    Abstract: Compressive dressing (1) applicable in a single winding to a body part, the dressing (1) having an inner surface (70) and an outer surface (71) essentially having the same area; the dressing (1) comprising:—A multilayer structure comprising: i) an inner elastic layer (10) defining said inner surface (70) and provided for contact with the skin, the inner layer (10) being hydrophilic, non-adhesive to the skin and of absorbing material, ii) an elastic intermediate layer (20) permeable to gases and impermeable to liquids, and iii) a flexible outer layer (30) defining the said outer surface (71), wherein the multilayer structure has at least a first edge region (40) and a second edge region (50) generally opposite one other, and—closing formations (60) which can be mutually coupled at the first edge region (40) and the second edge region (50) to close the multilayer structure in a single winding on the body part of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventors: Emiliano Lepore, Roberto Capocelli
  • Patent number: 8708881
    Abstract: A Surface-adhesive-rule counter die that comprises a base associated to a flexible-counter film. Wherein the flexible-counter film may comprise one or more types of polymers and has resilience attribute. Wherein the SAR counter die acts as a counter die for pre-treating a plurality of cardboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: HighCon Systems Ltd
    Inventors: Michael Zimmer, Aviv Ratzman, David Idan, Lior Dahan, Kostantin Spiryagin
  • Patent number: 8647249
    Abstract: The invention concerns an element including: 1 sheet (1) including an intermediate zone (29) located between two zones designed to form side walls (9, 11), the intermediate zone (29) being designed to form a flap folded along the tip against one first (9) of the side walls, and elements (51a, 51b) for guiding tears in the sheet (1) the elements forming a single pull tab (58) to cause tears, the pull tab (58) being, in the intermediate zone, spaced apart from the media axis (A) of the zone designed to form the base (3). The invention is, for example, applicable to packaging of melted cheese.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Fromageries Bel
    Inventors: Sylvain Dal, Jean-Claude Weber
  • Patent number: 8628456
    Abstract: A process for making an absorbent component comprises the steps of providing individual sheets of fibrous material, conveying the individual sheets of fibrous material to a cutting edge of a cutting mechanism, feeding the individual sheets of fibrous material through an oscillating clamping gap formed between a clamping mechanism and the cutting mechanism, grinding the individual sheets of fibrous material to form fibrous shreds, and laying the fibrous shreds on a forming belt to form the absorbent component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter and Gamble Company
    Inventors: Norbert Stelzer, Olaf Schwarz, Ingo Mahlmann
  • Publication number: 20130316117
    Abstract: A method of making a modular textile system includes dividing a textile web having a length and a width into a plurality of tile areas including a first tile area, a second tile area, and a third tile area. The textile web includes a plurality of discrete design zones extending along the length of the textile web. The textile web is divided so that the first design zone is apportioned between the first tile area and the second tile area, and the second design zone is apportioned between the second tile area and the third tile area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: Tandus Flooring, Inc.
    Inventor: Tandus Flooring, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8556789
    Abstract: A method for producing a printed product in which a complete content of the printed product is printed sequentially in series on one or both sides along a paper web having a width based on a multiple of a width of a finished printed product, including cutting the paper web in a direction crosswise to a longitudinal direction of the paper web to produce a cut-off section having a length based on a multiple of a length of the finished printed product, folding the cut-off section at least once in the crosswise direction in a location based on the length of the finished product, and cutting one of the folded cut-off section subsequent to the folding or the paper web prior to the crosswise cutting, to form a plurality of partial webs each having a width based on the width of the finished printed product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Mueller Martini Holding AG
    Inventors: Roland Grunder, Daniel Suter
  • Publication number: 20130240613
    Abstract: A package (1) manufactured in a single piece of a flexible sheet (2). The package (1) comprises a lid (3) that can be opened and re-closed. The lid (3) is integrated with the package (1). The lid (3) is joined to the package 81) along a perforation line (5). The lid (3) has side walls (7a-d) of double-folded sheet material folded downwards along the perforation line (5) and then folded back upwards. There are cuts (8a, b) in the perforation line (5) in distal opposite ends thereof such that loose lid flaps (11 a, b) are provided on each side of the sheet (2) when the package (1) is folded along a longitudinal side, wherein a loose corner (12) is provided in the lid (3). The package (1) comprises a lid (3) that can be opened by a user a first time tearing off the lid (3) from the package (1). The package is provided with transverse tear-off strips (13) arranged around the package (1). The lid can be put back to reclose the package (1), also after partial drawing of the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventor: Gunnar Backman
  • Publication number: 20130244852
    Abstract: A method for a continuous production of filters, particularly coffee filters and the like, from a material web, including the steps of (a) cutting parallel in reference to the direction of transportation of the material web to separate at least two rows of filter contours extending parallel in reference to the direction of transportation of the material web into one partial material web each, and (b) separating the filters of the respective partial material webs. The cutting to separate at least two rows into one partial material web each occurs essentially based on a cut with a wave-like progression. At least two partial material webs are arranged over top of each other such that a separation of the filters of the respective partial material webs occurs by a joint cut. A device for a continuous production of filters is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: BIKOMA GMBH SPEZIALMASCHINEN
    Inventors: Walter Hilger, Bernd Gobel, Hartmut Stoye
  • Publication number: 20130226111
    Abstract: A drug support body is provided that can be used to appropriately administer a drug to the anterior segment of the eye while the production cost is reduced. A drug layer containing a drug component to be administered to an anterior segment of the eye is provided at a halfway portion in a longitudinal direction of a base plate, wherein the base plate includes a bending portion that allows the base plate to bend in a direction opposite to a surface of the base plate on which the drug layer is provided, and by bending the base plate at the bending portion, at least a portion of a surface facing the base plate of the drug layer is exposed from the base plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicants: TSUKIOKA FILM PHARMA CO., LTD., SANTEN PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fumitaka Tasaka, Naohito Miyoshi, Yoshihide Horibe
  • Publication number: 20130150764
    Abstract: A wound dressing is disclosed. The wound dressing includes an oil emulsion and a substrate including a plurality of first yarns and a plurality of second yarns, wherein the plurality of first yarns includes a plurality of first fibers comprising a cellulosic material and the plurality of second yarns includes a plurality of second fibers comprising a non-adherent polymeric material. In other cases, the substrate can be a woven substrate, a nonwoven substrate, or a knitted substrate of nonadherent polymeric fibers or yarns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Harish A Patel, Ajit K. Moghe
  • Publication number: 20130143726
    Abstract: Systems and methods for forming creased or uncreased ruffles along one or more outside edges of a sheet entail integral formation or attachment of a ruffle strip. Integral formation entails selectively embossing ruffled areas of a web. Perforations may be formed to impart a lace appearance. The result is an integrally formed ruffled in a paper napkin, towel or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: EVERYDAY HAUTE, LLC
    Inventor: EVERYDAY HAUTE, LLC
  • Publication number: 20130110073
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a disposable worn article, including: an absorbent body 2 including an absorbent core 24 which absorbs body fluid laminated between a liquid-permeable top sheet 26 and a liquid-impermeable back sheet 27; a pair of front flaps Ff extending in a girth direction X to be continuous with a front portion 20 of the absorbent body 2 that covers a front surface of a torso of a wearer; and a pair of back flaps Fb extending in the girth direction to be continuous with a back portion 21 of the absorbent body 2 that covers a back surface of the torso of the wearer, wherein: the front and back flaps Ff and Fb include a stretchable non-woven fabric 31 that stretches in the girth direction X; and an entire area of the absorbent core 24 is not essentially covered by the stretchable non-woven fabric 31.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: ZUIKO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toyoshi Umebayashi
  • Publication number: 20130102449
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices are provided for applying a perforation layout to an extruded film. The extruded film may be processed into film roil stock used to make individual perforated bags. A perforation layout is determined based on a desired perforation design for individual bags, and the determined layout is applied to the film by a perforating element. A variety of different perforations are accommodated by a variable perforating machine that produces perforations of different size, spacing, uniformity, and linearity. A laser perforating element may be implemented and controlled by a programming module configured to produce a particular perforation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventors: Jim Graboski, John Ericson
  • Patent number: 8425390
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for producing a thatch roofing material for building construction, the apparatus includes a pair of stanchions, a supporting frame, at least one holding member for holding the container, a first shaft extending substantially perpendicular to each stanchion of the pair of stanchions, and a blade coupled to the first shaft for cutting the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Inventor: David Saiia
  • Publication number: 20130080286
    Abstract: Among other things, a piece of furniture is formed from three separate precut pieces of flat triple wall cardboard. A first one of the pieces has a bottom edge to rest on a floor with the first piece rising vertically from the bottom edge and has at least one slot at an upper edge of the first piece. A second one of the pieces has a bottom edge to rest on the floor with the second piece rising from the bottom edge and having at least one slot at an upper edge of the second piece. A third one of the pieces has a crease across the piece and at least two slots along at least one edge that is parallel to the fold. The piece of furniture is formed by mating the one slot in the first piece with one of the slots of the third piece, folding the third piece of cardboard at the crease, and mating the one slot in the second piece with another one of the slots of the third piece, with the third piece folded along the crease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventor: Zachary Rotholz
  • Publication number: 20130029825
    Abstract: A sheet processing apparatus that is adapted to receive or include at least one sheet input roll, and a substantially continuous sheet of material fed therefrom. The apparatus includes sheet processing equipment for processing the sheet after it has been unrolled off the input roll and at least one digital printer adapted to print a surface of the substantially continuous sheet within the sheet processing apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: DS SMITH PACKAGING LIMITED
    Inventor: David G. Rich
  • Publication number: 20120285974
    Abstract: A cup holder sleeve is formed in accordance with the method comprising the steps of feeding corrugated paperboard into a lithograph press, the corrugated paper including a first surface and a second surface; engaging the corrugated paperboard with an impression cylinder having a perforated metal plate secured thereabout such that the corrugated paperboard is de-bossed with air channels formed in the first surface of the corrugated paper; die cutting the corrugated paperboard into a long, flat band; and gluing first and second side edges of the band at overlapping surfaces of the first and second side edges to create the resulting cup holder sleeve with the first surface defining the inner surface of the resulting cup holder sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventor: Robert Dale Hanel
  • Publication number: 20120125987
    Abstract: A container is disclosed for packaging flatbread, a flatbread sandwich or other food item. The container is made from a single, flat piece of paperboard having four sides and a pair of perforated lines formed therein running between two first sides and generally in the middle of the paperboard. The perforated lines come together at end portions thereof to meet at edges of the first sides to facilitate folding the flat paperboard in half along the perforated lines to close the container around a food item placed therein. Scored lines are formed spaced from the first and second sides to facilitate folding to form end and top portions of the container. Diagonal slots may be formed in corners of the flat paperboard that define hook structures capable of mutual engagement for securing closed the second sides around the food item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: LBP Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Hubbard, JR., Lauren Mikos, Matthew R. Cook
  • Publication number: 20120129672
    Abstract: A co-layer surface-adhesive rule (SAR) that has a pre-defined cross-section profile. The co-layer surface-adhesive rule (SAR) has two or more layers, wherein at least one layer is made from flexible material and wherein at least two layers differ one from the other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventors: MICHAEL ZIMMER, AVIV RATZMAN, DAVID IDAN, LIOR DAHAN, KOSTANTIN SPIRYAGIN
  • Publication number: 20120122648
    Abstract: A Surface-adhesive-rule counter die that comprises a base associated to a flexible-counter film. Wherein the flexible-counter film may comprise one or more types of polymers and has resilience attribute. Wherein the SAR counter die acts as a counter die for pre-treating a plurality of cardboard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventors: Michael Zimmer, Aviv Ratzman, David Idan, Lior Dahan, Kostantin Spiryagin
  • Publication number: 20120115700
    Abstract: A method comprising the steps of: carrying a continuous sheet W1 which is an external sheet 3 being continuous in the longitudinal direction X perpendicular to the girth direction Y; carrying a continuous laminate W2 which is an absorbent body 2 being continuous in the longitudinal direction X perpendicular to the girth direction Y; cutting off a tip portion of the continuous laminate W2 in the carrying direction X1 to obtain absorbent bodies 2 one after another; separating the cut-off absorbent bodies 2 from each other in the longitudinal direction X of the absorbent bodies; placing the absorbent bodies 2 in a detatchable manner and intermittently on the continuous sheet W1; and severing the continuous sheet W1 between the absorbent bodies 2, thereby obtaining individual worn articles 1 each having the absorbent body 2 placed on the external sheet 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: ZUIKO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toyoshi Umebayashi
  • Patent number: 8167783
    Abstract: A machine for the manufacture of paper padding has a shaping device and a drive which is provided in a housing to pull a paper web through the shaping device and to form a piece of padding from the paper web. A shaft is provided in the housing and serves as a drive for a drive wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Pack-Tiger GmbH
    Inventor: Reinhard Keller
  • Publication number: 20120085696
    Abstract: A filter element includes a pleated filter medium including pleat valleys and pleat walls. The filter medium has a base body including a first flank and a first plastic reinforcement joined to the first flank of the pleated filter medium and accommodating the pleat valleys and pleat walls of the filter medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: CARL FREUDENBERG KG
    Inventor: Ulrich Schloer
  • Publication number: 20120083399
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a hip panel for a disposable absorbent article includes feeding a web to a cutting apparatus. The web is cut at a first location with the cutting apparatus to form a curved lower edge of the hip panel. The web is cut at a second location with the cutting apparatus to form a curved upper edge of the hip panel. The curved lower edge and the curved upper edge are substantially identical with respect to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Melissa Christine Putzer, Gary Lee Travis
  • Publication number: 20120053038
    Abstract: Decorative elements and decorative grass provided with a substantially flat configuration which, upon activation, can assume a curled or crimped configuration at the point of sale or point of use, as well as methods for producing the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventor: Donald E. Weder
  • Publication number: 20120024458
    Abstract: A fastening member, a process of making a fastening member and an absorbent article that includes a fastening member are disclosed. The fastening member includes a tape, an actual fastener and an indicium in the form of a macro-mechanical fastener. The macro-mechanical fastener indicium helps a care giver attach the fasteneing member to a complementary surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: George Christopher Dobrin
  • Patent number: 8038826
    Abstract: An improved tabbed divider making apparatus is disclosed. The machine preferably improves upon existing tabbed divider making machines in its ease of use and efficiency. Among other elements, the machine may include a paper feeder, a processing section, and an output tray. An improved film delivery system is also disclosed, as well as methods relating to manufacturing of tabbed dividers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Scott Office Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Kucera, Kevin Hartnett, Thomas J. Richmond
  • Publication number: 20110222311
    Abstract: A method of forming a light guide, web structures and light guide structures are described herein. The method includes cutting a web to provide film pieces, where a first major surface of each film piece is capable of emitting light when light is injected into the film piece from a first cut edge of the film piece. The step of cutting produces structures on the first edge of the film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Inventor: Brian A. Kinder
  • Publication number: 20110215015
    Abstract: A sleeve for storing and permitting removal of containers having an outwardly extending upper flange includes a bottom panel with a pair of side edges, each connecting to a side panel, and a top panel that extends between the side panels. The bottom panel includes at least one opening spaced from the side edges. The opening is sized smaller than the flange, but large enough to permit the container to extend partially therethrough so that the bottom panel supports the flange. One or more slits can extend generally outward from the opening and are spaced from the side edges. The slits are configured to increase the size of the opening so that the flange can pass therethrough, allowing the container to be removed. The opening then at least partially returns to its initial size, so that a container subsequently received in the opening is supported by the bottom panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Applicant: KRAFT FOODS GLOBAL BRANDS LLC
    Inventor: Stephen Joseph Taglione
  • Patent number: 7998048
    Abstract: A plastic bag with a removable coupon section and a method for forming plastic bags with removable coupon sections is presented. The bag comprises a bag portion and a coupon portion. The coupon portion comprises two flaps. Each flap representing at least one coupon. The coupons are separable from the bag portion due to perforations. Where multiple coupons are contained on the same flap, the coupons may be separated from one another due to perforations. The flaps are either not joined to one another due to notching of the plastic film from which they are formed or are separable due to welded perforations. This enables the coupons the be individually removed without disturbing other coupons. In the method for making the plastic bags with a removable coupon section, a roll of plastic film is folded over onto itself and welded together. The initial weld forms the bottom of the bag portion. The coupon portion may be perforated to assist in the separation of the coupon from the bag portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Pine Creek LLC
    Inventor: Frank Cannon, Sr.
  • Publication number: 20110143903
    Abstract: A medical retrieval device includes a basket formed of two or more loops. The basket may be used to retrieve material (e.g., a urinary stone) from a body. The basket opens and closes for end-encapsulation of a stone and is strengthened by support members that interconnect the basket loops. A captured stone may be released from the basket with the basket still in the body by opening the loops.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventors: Like Que, James A. Teague, James S. Bates, Stéphane Gobron, Tim Ward
  • Publication number: 20110143904
    Abstract: Decorative elements and decorative grass provided with a substantially flat configuration which, upon activation, can assume a curled or crimped configuration at the point of sale or point of use, as well as methods for producing the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventor: Donald E. Weder
  • Publication number: 20110133526
    Abstract: A removable headrest cover for a seat is described having improved features for securing and attaching the cover to a headrest. The improved features include integrated elastic elements that serve to secure the cover to a headrest, eliminating the need for engaging receptacles on the seat. The positioning and placement of attachment points for the elastic provide versatility to the headrest cover that allows it to be used with many different seat configurations. Methods for efficiently manufacturing and packaging the cover are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventor: Raul RESENDEZ
  • Publication number: 20110099863
    Abstract: A display device including a generally planar sheath member having a first panel and a second panel with a space therebetween; the sheath member including at least one window opening on the first panel and having at least one window element positioned to cover the window opening. The at least one window element having first display material thereon, and second display material arranged on a facing portion of the second panel. The display device further includes a slide member disposed in the space and movable between a first position in which the slide member is substantially wholly received within the space such that the first display material is visible and such that the slide member covers the second display material and a second position in which the first display material and the second display material are visible. A blank for forming the display device and a method for producing a display device from the blank are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: DIMENSIONAL PRODUCTS LTD.
    Inventor: David Burtch
  • Publication number: 20110049171
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cup lid like which would be snapped on to enclose a conventional soda, coffee, or other kind of conventional cup. The lid has one or more rupturable lines formed in it. The lines, when ruptured, create one or more hinged flaps. The flaps enable the lid to be substantially opened up so that solid items can be inserted into the cup and contained. This enables the cup, after primary use, to be used as a trash receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventor: Daniel R. Morgan
  • Publication number: 20110049200
    Abstract: Provided is a method of co-marketing and co-selling a garment and related items. The method includes providing a corrugated sheet having opposing inner and outer surfaces. The corrugated sheet is printed and cut to define a custom shape including a first half and a second half collectively defining a display tool. An apparel display portion is formed on the display tool for displaying the wearing apparel and a merchandise display portion is formed on the display tool for displaying the merchandise item. The inner surface of the first half is connected to the inner surface of the second half to define the display tool. This product may be used as a sales and marketing tool in order to enhance the sales performance for apparel and hard goods. The display tool supports a gift with purchase, and also may be used for advertising, promotion and an in-store display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventor: JON CURTIS RODBERG
  • Publication number: 20110045217
    Abstract: A dunnage conversion machine for converting stock material into a dunnage product includes a forming assembly and a pulling assembly. The pulling assembly includes at least two grippers movable together through a transfer region in opposition to one another and cooperative to grip therebetween the dunnage strip for advancing the dunnage strip through the transfer region, and at least one of the grippers including an aperture operative to gather and laterally capture therein the dunnage strip as the grippers move through the transfer region. Also disclosed is a severing assembly including a movable blade and a reciprocating actuator connected to the blade by a motion transmitting assembly that moves the blade through a full severing cycle upon a stroke of the actuator in either direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Applicant: RANPAK CORP.
    Inventors: Kurt Kung, Dieter Schwarz, Dan Coppus