Comprising Bringing Two Members Together Patents (Class 493/379)
  • Publication number: 20150140265
    Abstract: A cushioning wrap material includes an elongate layer of expanded sheet material comprising an array of openings, and an elongate layer of interleaf material secured to the layer of expanded sheet material in face-to-face relationship. The expanded sheet material is expanded in length and thickness, and the layer of interleaf material may have a width equal to or less than a width of the layer of expanded sheet material. Typically, the layer of interleaf material is secured to the layer of expanded sheet material such that respective longitudinal centerlines of each layer are substantially aligned. The layer of expanded sheet material and layer of interleaf material secured thereto are then wound into a roll. Typically, each layer is at least thirty feet in length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Brandon Cadette Page, Keith Alexander Furr, Marcelo Miller Passos, Robert D. Hillebrand, Lev Semenovich Grupin, Richard B. Weslock, Christopher L. Duncan
  • Publication number: 20150119220
    Abstract: A method for making an intermediate component (11) of a single use capsule (1) for extraction or infusion beverages includes the step of: arranging a first strip (S1) of thermoformable filtering material above rigid bodies (2); joining the first strip (S1) of thermoformable filtering material to the rigid bodies (2) at respective rims (7); forming the first strip (S1) of thermoformable filtering material to achieve a filter (8) that defines a chamber (5) for a dose of product. A machine for making intermediate components of single use capsules (1) for extraction or infusion beverages includes: a feeding system (40); a transport system (50); a joining station (60); and a forming station (70).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Dario Rea, Fabio Franceschi
  • Patent number: 8939876
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an absorbent article in a diaper manufacturing machine, the method includes providing a chassis, folding the chassis along one or more axes, providing two side panels, aligning the side panels with the chassis, and attaching the side panels to the chassis along four seams. The method may include forming the four seams substantially simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Uwe Schneider, Yoichiro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8882648
    Abstract: Aspects of the methods herein relate to the fabrication of diaper pants wherein side panels connected with the first waist region of a discrete chassis are conveyed in a first direction until a second waist region advances past a nip. The crotch region of the chassis is then redirected into the nip, folding the chassis to position the second waist region into a facing relationship with the first waist region. The folded chassis is then conveyed in a second direction with the side panels positioned on panel conveyors extending laterally outward from the first waist region. As the folded chassis travels in the second direction, the panel conveyors twist to position end regions of the side panels to connect with the second waist region of the folded chassis. The side panels and the waist regions of the folded chassis may also be compressed between the panel conveyors and a roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Uwe Schneider
  • Publication number: 20140306431
    Abstract: An airbag module including an inflator and an inflatable airbag is provided. The inflatable airbag may include a first portion comprising at least one fold configured to form at least one vertical pleat, a second portion comprising at least one fold configured to form at least one horizontal pleat and a third portion configured to form a roll.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicants: TK HOLDINGS INC., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eric Joseph BAUMBACH, Nathaniel Robert SAUNDERS, Tatsuya YUKI, Mark Andrew STEINBACH, Andrew Jack PITONYAK
  • Publication number: 20140274646
    Abstract: A method for assembling pre-fastened refastenable absorbent articles includes advancing discrete chassis in a machine direction such that the lateral axis is parallel with the machine direction. The chassis defines a first waist region and a longitudinally opposed second waist region separated by a central region. A first web advances in the machine direction and is combined with a discrete fastener component having a refastenable element. The discrete chassis are combined with the first web in the first waist region of the chassis. The second waist region of the discrete chassis is combined with a second web advancing in the machine direction. The chassis are folded and the first and second webs are joined together. The discrete fastener component is permanently connected with the second web. The absorbent article is cut along the discrete fastener component to create discrete, pre-fastened refastenable absorbent articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Uwe Schneider
  • Publication number: 20140262924
    Abstract: A product package includes a backer and a corner protector. The backer includes a back panel, a flange, one or more fold lines, and a slot. The one or more fold lines extend along an edge of the back panel, and the slot is positioned near the one or more fold lines. The flange extends from the one or more fold lines and is folded about the one or more fold lines to extend over the back panel. The corner protector includes a front section, a side section, and a rear section. The front section extends substantially parallel to and spaced from the back panel, and the side section extends from the front section toward the backer. The rear section extends from the side section opposite the front section and through the slot of the backer. The rear section is maintained between the back panel and the flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Laszlo TITKOS
  • Publication number: 20140224690
    Abstract: A method for producing a bundle (2) of different information leaflets (3, 4) from a sheet of flat material having at least two different sections, and a bundle (2) of such leaflets. The information leaflets (3, 4) are folded jointly and a protruding fold (14) is cut for separation of the information leaflets (3, 4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicants: Eukerdruck GmbH & Co. KG, Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
    Inventors: Michal Rachel BOKOVZA, Robert MAEGERLEIN, Thorsten CSELLNER
  • Patent number: 8790232
    Abstract: A machine for making absorbent items comprises a conveyor (9) for feeding a continuous strip (7) of absorbent items in a predetermined direction L, a cutting element (11) for cutting the strip into single absorbent items (2), a unit for feeding and applying to each stretch of the strip which will constitute a single absorbent item (2) a pair of fastening and closure elements (6) for the items; the unit (13) comprising a roller (18) for conveying a succession of pieces (15), intended to form the fastening elements (6), a separating device (22) consisting of a pair of rollers (20, 21) which are at a tangent to the conveyor roller (18) and equipped with suction seats (29, 30), able to slide parallel with their axes, for forming respective successions (32, 33) of pieces (15), which are spaced out in a direction T transversal to the direction L, by a stretch having a predetermined length, a roller (23) for forming pairs of pieces (15), which is at a tangent to both of the rollers (20, 21) and equipped with a first
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: GDM S.p.A.
    Inventors: Gabriele Pastrello, Luca Pedretti, Alberto Perego, Matteo Piantoni
  • Patent number: 8777826
    Abstract: Plastic bags are successively made by intermittently feeding upper and lower panel material webs that are temporarily fixed to side gusset material layers. The webs are joined along a joint line. One web is folded along a first line spaced from the joint line to open the webs and form a surface on the webs. One gusset layer is folded along the first line to open the gusset layers along with an auxiliary gusset portion and form a surface on the layers of the auxiliary gusset portion. One web is turned along a turned line formed between the joint line and the first line to make a turned portion formed in one web and superimposed on the surfaces. The other web is folded along a second line spaced from the joint line to make a folded portion in the other web and superposed on the surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Totani Corporation
    Inventor: Mikio Totani
  • Publication number: 20140117056
    Abstract: A dispenser for storing and dispensing product and a method of assembly is defined. The dispenser includes a tubular body having an open first end and an opposing second end. The body is formed by a sidewall surrounding a longitudinal axis and defining an internal volume. The sidewall includes an inside wall surface and a side seam sealing the sidewall. A fitment attachment member is formed separately from the body and is secured to the inside surface of the sidewall, adjacent the open end of the body. The attachment member has a linear dimension, with linear end portions of the member positioned adjacent one another in forming a ring within the tubular body. A fitment is provided having a fitment retainer pattern formed thereon. A corresponding retainer pattern is formed on the attachment member, with the retainer patterns cooperating for securing the fitment to the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: SONOCO DEVELOPMENT, INC.
    Inventors: Jacob D. P. Branyon, Scott William Huffer
  • Publication number: 20140065373
    Abstract: An absorbent article includes a fluid pervious top sheet, a fluid impervious bottom sheet, and an absorbent core positioned therebetween. The absorbent core includes a plurality of superabsorbent sections defining a channel therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Vishal Narvekar, Harish A. Patel
  • Patent number: 8647250
    Abstract: A panel structure having a low-density core that can withstanding loads normal to a first primary surface, and a first facing of high-density sheet material that can extend along the first primary surface. The high-density sheet material can be laminated on the core such that the laminated core and facing cooperatively resist bending loads and loads along the primary surface. The first facing can extend from the first primary surface on a side of the core along a secondary surface, which can be non-parallel to the first primary surface. The first facing can bend along a score line between the first primary surface and the secondary surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Hexacomb Corporation
    Inventors: Lawrence James French, Robert Edward Jaegers, Scott David Daniel
  • Publication number: 20140031780
    Abstract: A method for positioning side panels during manufacture of a pant includes positioning the side panels on side panel transfer devices. The side panels move perpendicular to a pant transport plane as the pant is transported in the machine direction and the side panels reside on the side panel transfer devices. The side panels can include refastenable fastening components. The method and apparatus can move the fastening components closer together in the cross-machine direction or maintain the fastening components at a constant cross-machine position while the side panels reside on the side panel transfer devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Robert Vogt, Jack Lee Couillard, Jason Gene Csida, Patricia Katherine Eng, Richard Mark Konetzke, Michael Lee Lohoff, Charles Robert Tomsovic
  • Publication number: 20130334227
    Abstract: A multipart cover made of paper material and including a base body having a cover plate and a circumferential cover collar extending from the cover plate, wherein the cover collar, in a condition where same is placed onto a vessel to be closed, surrounds an upper rim of a vessel to be closed, and a reinforcement ring surrounds the cover collar at least sectionally on the radially exterior side of the cover collar. The cover collar includes at least one bead encircling the cover collar in the circumferential direction, and when viewed in the elevation direction the bead is disposed at a constant distance from the cover plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventor: Werner STAHLECKER
  • Publication number: 20130334228
    Abstract: A multipart cover made of paper material and including a one-piece base body having a cover plate and a circumferential cover collar extending from the cover plate. The cover collar, when placed onto a container to be closed, extends upwards away from the container, and a reinforcement ring connected to the cover collar by means of a peripheral skirt. The reinforcement ring in a region below the cover plate, on a side of the cover plate opposite to the cover collar, includes a peripheral skirt forming a circumferential step along the periphery on a radially interior side of the reinforcement ring, or includes a circumferential bead along the periphery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: Alois SCHMIDTNER, Werner STAHLECKER
  • Publication number: 20130305980
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a critical temperature indicator and a manufacturing method thereof. The critical temperature indicator may be mass-produced and indicates a red warning mark in the case of an improper maintenance state by monitoring a maintenance temperature profile from the first manufacturing instant to the final use of a frozen or chilled food as time lapses. An upper section is formed of a base film. A developing media member is formed of a micro-porous film to be positioned correspondingly to the upper section such that the developing media member is joined with the upper section. A time control section is formed by engraving a movement path of developing media on the developing media member by means of a printer, cutter or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: INTELLECTUAL DISCOVERY INC.
    Inventors: Ji Hoon Park, Dongsul Kim, Hwajung Lee, Jaehwang Lee, Gilnam Hong, Kwanyong Jung, Youngseok Park, Jiyong Park, Seungil Shin, Jungeun Ahn
  • Publication number: 20130260978
    Abstract: A method and device for turning a continuous supply of absorbent cores oriented in cross machine direction into a machine direction orientation and dividing the supply of absorbent cores into two or more sub-lines is provided. The device includes a plurality of turning plates which each include means for picking up, holding and releasing the absorbent cores, means for reversibly transferring the turning plates from a core pick-up point to a core release point, each turning plate being mounted rotationally on an axis, so that the absorbent cores can be re-oriented from a cross-machine direction at the pick-up point into machine direction at the release point whilst being held on the turning plates. Each turning plate includes means for picking up, holding and releasing two or more absorbent cores.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Thomas Tombuelt-Meyer, Rodrido Rosati
  • Publication number: 20130199139
    Abstract: A filter, in particular a pocket filter for filtration in air systems and devices, comprises at least one filter pocket, which is formed by folding a filter medium. A method for producing a filter, in particular a pocket filter for filtration in air systems and devices, comprises forming at least one filter pocket by folding a filter medium over a self-contained folding edge. A filter, in particular a pocket filter for filtration in air systems and devices, is also provided, which comprises a filter pocket made of a filter medium, wherein the filter pocket is self-contained and wave-shaped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: SPHEREFIL GMBH
    Inventor: Adam Krueger
  • Publication number: 20130200138
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for manufacturing a covering structure for a cardboard package comprising a tubular body made up of one or more layers of a cardboard material and a lid sealably assembled to the tubular body, said covering structure comprising a lid cardboard and a safety membrane, said method comprising the flat assembly of three materials in sheets or strips, i.e.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventor: Georges Sireix
  • Publication number: 20130178349
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for continuously manufacturing a stretchable sheet (3) with a thread-shaped elastic body (7) fixed between a pair of belt-shaped sheets (50, 60) in a stretched state, the method including a supply process of introducing the fed thread-shaped elastic body (7) to elastic body winding means (14) in a stretched state, a conveyance process of continuously winding the thread-shaped elastic body (7) to a thread-conveying longitudinal structure (12, 13) using the elastic body winding means (14) and conveying the wound thread-shaped elastic body in a longitudinal direction of the structure (12, 14), and an integration process of fixing the thread-shaped elastic body (7) as sandwiching between the sheets (50, 60).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuo Yanashima, Akio Morita, Makoto Kokubo, Kenji Ando
  • Patent number: 8439813
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a top sheet material or back sheet material for use in the manufacture of disposable absorbent articles including the steps of: a) splitting a continuous first web of sheet material having substantially straight side edges into a second and third continuous web by an alternating concave-convex cutting line cut in a longitudinal direction along the continuous first web, the cutting line being distanced from both side edges of the continuous first web; b) shifting the second continuous web in a lateral direction in relation to the third continuous web so that the substantially straight edges of the second and third continuous webs are parallel to and adjacent to each other and longitudinally shifting the second continuous web so that the series of concave edge portions and the series of convex edge portions of the second and third continuous webs are longitudinally aligned with each other; c) directly or indirectly joining the substantially straight edges of the second and third contin
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Lucas Bäck, Ulrika Carlson
  • Publication number: 20130108881
    Abstract: Hermetically sealed packages and hermetic seals based on oriented polymer films, such as oriented polyolefin polymers like biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) and biaxially-oriented polyethylene terephthalatete (boPET). The films and seals are capable of providing high oxygen barrier properties effective for modified oxygen packaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventors: Terry Ann Clark, Megan N. Goodrich
  • Patent number: 8409064
    Abstract: This is a method and device for making a packaging box from two blanks (2, 3), wherein blanks are taken simultaneously from two adjacent stacks (25, 26) and placed on two parallel tracks (29, 30), the blanks are transferred flat until butted longitudinally to an assembly station, the first blank is glued on its way to the longitudinal abutment position, the first and second blanks are butted laterally into their respective positions to give them an exact lateral reference position, they are grasped, and transferred laterally, and the second blank is placed on the first blank which is thus indexed, escaping the drivers (61) of the first track (29) when the second blank is placed against the fast blank, but clamped by vertical pressure. The second blank is then applied to the first blank to glue them together in their respective defined longitudinal positions, and the resulting set of blanks is then transferred to an erecting station where the box is erected by rolling the blanks around a core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Otor Societe Anonyme
    Inventors: Didier Desertot, Thierry Colas, Eric Schuster, Gerard Mathieu
  • 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: 20130079207
    Abstract: A device for manufacturing a composite body of a continuous sheet-like member by attaching and handing over a retained workpiece to a continuous sheet-like member, at a workpiece hand over position including a rotating body that rotates about a rotating shaft, a workpiece retaining portion supported by the rotating body in a state where a retaining surface that retains the workpiece faces outward in a direction of radius of gyration of the rotating body, a workpiece hand over mechanism that is positioned to accord with the workpiece hand over position along a direction of rotation of the rotating body, and that hands over the workpiece from the retaining surface to the continuous sheet-like member when the retaining surface passes the workpiece hand over position, wherein the workpiece hand over mechanism has a roller that comes into contact with the continuous sheet-like member to transport the continuous sheet-like member, and a pushing mechanism that is capable of pushing out an outer circumferential face
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventors: Hiroki Yamamoto, Hidefumi Goda
  • Publication number: 20130035222
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of providing a disposable product with zero waste ear formation and attaching the ears to a running chassis web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: Curt G. Joa, Inc.
    Inventors: ROBERT E. ANDREWS, Jeff W. Fritz, John A. McCabe, Noel Horneck, Anthony A. Nelson, Daniel Van Dyke
  • Publication number: 20120322639
    Abstract: A method of producing an absorbent body for an absorbent article having an absorbent body disposed generally centrally of the article and adapted for absorbing liquid body waste released by the wearer includes passing a first cut-out from a first web material through a nip, passing a second web material through the nip whereby the cut-out from the first web material overlays the second web material as the cut-out and the second web material pass through the nip, and performing one of the following as the cut-out from the first web material and the second material together pass through the nip: forming a fold line in the second web material at the peripheral edge of the cut-out of the first web material and forming a second cut-out from the second web material having substantially the same shape as the first cut-out from the first web material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventors: Maria Raidel, Franz Aschenbrenner, Jan Ullmann
  • Patent number: 8317671
    Abstract: A method of making reinforced paperboard cartons comprises the steps of advancing a web of paperboard along a path and progressively laminating at least one ribbon of reinforcing material to the advancing web of paperboard. The ribbon of reinforcing material, which also may be paperboard, has a width less than the width of the web of paperboard and is applied with adhesive at a selected location across the width of the web. The web and its laminated ribbon are cut into sheets of a predetermined size and the sheets are die-cut and scored with fold lines to form carton blanks. The carton blanks are subsequently formed into cartons for receiving articles, the laminated reinforcing material providing reinforcement in selected portions of the cartons. Multiple ribbons and multiple layers of ribbons may be laminated to the web in respective selected locations to provide reinforcement in more than one portion of the cartons. Reinforced cartons and carton blanks made by the method also are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael D. Zoeckler
  • Publication number: 20120277712
    Abstract: An article to be worn on the lower torso of a wearer, such as pants or diapers. The article exhibits snug fit on a wearer through a particular cooperative arrangement of the side panels and the centre strip. It may further exhibit a particular bulging such as in the hip region of the wearer, and/or may include hoops such as for encircling the legs of a wearer. The article relates further to a simple manufacturing process for such articles. In a particular variant of the process, “multilane” manufacturing may be employed also to larger size article. In another particular variant, side margins of parts of the article can be connected without connecting these to further underlying parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: CONCEPTS FOR SUCCESS (C4S)
    Inventor: Christoph Schmitz
  • Publication number: 20120253304
    Abstract: An improved sanitary pad for use in a thong-style pair of underwear to absorb and retain anticipated menstrual flow volume and at the anticipated flow rate contains a double layer of absorbent material in a waisted, water impervious flexible channel. The waisting of the channel is sized to accommodate the narrow lateral width of the thong saddle. The upright substantially flat or otherwise smooth sides of the channel guide flow entering a capture zone of the pad saddle away from the capture zone to longitudinally outer reservoir zones formed in the front and rear of the pad. In one embodiment flexible guides, which may be longitudinal rails of a flexible water-impervious substance or material, run longitudinally or substantially parallel to the sides of the channel, spaced inwardly therefrom, to assist in guiding or urging flow in and below the capture zone longitudinally towards the reservoir zones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventors: Hilary Brenda Scott, Maxine Bobbie Clare Wheaton
  • Publication number: 20120196733
    Abstract: A method form forming fluted filtration media is provided. The method includes forming fluted filtration media having a repeating pattern of flutes wherein at least one flute in the repeating pattern of flutes comprises at least one ridge in a flute period between adjacent same side peaks, the flutes showing a tapered cross sectional area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: DONALDSON COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Ted A. Moe, Gregory J. Fesenmaier, Gary J. Rocklitz, Ming Ouyang, Anitha M. Mathew
  • Publication number: 20120157282
    Abstract: Methods for assembling diaper pants are disclosed herein. Each diaper pant may include a chassis and two side panels extending from the chassis. The side panels join a first waist region and a second waist region of the chassis. The methods may include the step of transferring the chassis to a rotating drum including a chassis folding member, a first panel folding member and a second panel folding member. The chassis may be folded about a lateral axis by the chassis folding member. The first and second folding members may also move toward each other and radially outward relative an outer surface of the rotating drum to position second end regions of the side panels in contact with a second waist region of the chassis. The second end regions of the side panels may be connected with the second waist region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventor: Uwe Schneider
  • Publication number: 20120157281
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an absorbent article in a diaper manufacturing machine, the method includes providing a chassis, folding the chassis along one or more axes, providing two side panels, aligning the side panels with the chassis, and attaching the side panels to the chassis along four seams. The method may include forming the four seams substantially simultaneously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventors: Uwe Schneider, Yoichiro Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20120108410
    Abstract: Pant type nappies, or diapers, are provided with lateral tabs applied by a device comprising a conveyor (10) on which absorbent central bodies (3), one per nappy (2), are caused to advance in succession along a given feed direction (D), also a feed device (12) facing the conveyor (10) and supplying a succession of prefolded lateral tabs (4), ordered in pairs. A pair of tabs (4) is placed on each absorbent central body (3) in turn, and at least a first end (4a) of each tab (4) fixed to one corresponding edge of the body. The device further comprises a folding mechanism operating along the conveyor (10), downstream of the feed device (12), by which the successive absorbent central bodies (3) are bent double, and respective second ends (4b) of the two lateral tabs (4) fastened to the edges of the body (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: GDM S.P.A.
    Inventors: Alberto Perego, Matteo Piantoni
  • Patent number: 8146332
    Abstract: A composite air and foam protective packaging product comprises a packaging cushion having, in cross-section, at least three plies of plastic film, foam between a first ply and a second ply of the three plies of plastic film, and air between the second ply and a third ply of the three plies of plastic film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Storopack, Inc.
    Inventor: Jean-Marc Slovencik
  • Publication number: 20120071309
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a top sheet material or back sheet material for use in the manufacture of disposable absorbent articles, including the steps of: a) splitting a continuous first web of sheet material having substantially straight side edges into a second and third continuous web by an alternating concave-convex cutting line cut in a longitudinal direction along the continuous first web, the cutting line being distanced from both side edges of the continuous first web; b) shifting the second continuous web in a lateral direction in relation to the third continuous web so that the substantially straight edges of the second and third continuous webs are parallel to and adjacent to each other and longitudinally shifting the second continuous web so that the series of concave edge portions and the series of convex edge portions of the second and third continuous webs are longitudinally aligned with each other: c) directly or indirectly joining the substantially straight edges of the second and third conti
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB
    Inventors: Lucas Bäck, Ulrika Carlson
  • Publication number: 20120040815
    Abstract: A machine for continuously forming heat-reflective blanks is provided. The heat-reflective blanks each include a blank of sheet material and a thermal film patch coupled to the blank. The machine includes an intake station configured to align a first blank of sheet material and a second blank of sheet material for application of a first thermal film patch and a second thermal film patch, respectively. The intake station is further configured to maintain a spacing between the first blank and the second blank. The intake station includes adjustable hold-down bars for maintaining an alignment and the spacing of the first and second blanks. The machine also includes an applicator station configured to apply the first and second thermal film patches to the first and second blanks, respectively, to form a first heat-reflective blank and a second heat-reflective blank, and an ejection station configured to eject the heat-reflective blanks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventors: Kenneth John Shanton, Paul Charles Haschke
  • Patent number: 8105226
    Abstract: A spout mounting method and a spout that enable smooth and high-speed mounting of the spout onto a pouch. The method includes an insertion step of inserting the spout (S) into the pouch (P) so that a mounting portion (IP) of the spout (S) is held between not-yet-sealed opening edges, a temporary fixation step of temporarily fixing the spout (S), inserted in the pouch (P), to the pouch (P), and a sealing step of fixing the mounting portion (IP) of the spout (S), temporarily fixed to the pouch (P), to the opening edges of the pouch (P) by heat-sealing. In the temporary fixation step, the opening edges of the pouch (P) are fixed together by spot-sealing near edges on both sides of the mounting portion (IP) of the spout (S) so that the spout (S) is held by the opening edges of the pouch (P).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Fuji Seal International, Inc.
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Wada
  • Publication number: 20110288517
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide an underpants type disposable diaper that can be formed such that the edges of the leg openings fit the groin and gluteal portions of a wearer with no or less trim loss than conventional diapers [Means for Solving Problem] The above problem is solved by that the ventral side outer sheet 12F and the back side outer sheet 12B each have a separated portion 12S formed by a slit or an elongated opening so as to extend in a width direction at a lengthwise middle section in a widthwise central region, a connecting member 12M connects the both outer sheets 12F, 12B at widthwise middle portions on the crotch side with respect to the separated portions, and the both outer sheets 12F, 12B are pulled up toward the waist side at entire widthwise sections on the waist side with respect to the separated portions 12S while being deformed with increased longitudinal separation distances of the separated portions 12S, and are diagonally pulled up toward the waist side at sections on the crotch side with re
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2010
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventor: Yosuke Mori
  • Publication number: 20110219688
    Abstract: A plant container or planter is fabricated from a breathable, flexible, geo-textile, material such as recycled polyester needle-punched felt, which is self-supporting without an internal support structure. The geo-textile material is porous to both air and water, which allows air-born nutrients to pass to the roots and inhibit the ability of mold species to grow and harm the plant. The geo-textile material is configurable to various container designs that permit the non-conventional plant placement including the mounting of the plant containers on vertical surfaces, flat surfaces, and by suspension from ceilings and walls. The inclusion of a flexible, durable, impermeable, water-retaining, recycled rubber, vinyl, or plastic bottom and/or backing liner in the construction of the plant containers/hangers allow the planters to be placed on indoor and outdoor surfaces such as wood, stucco, sheetrock, carpet, and various other surfaces which might otherwise be damaged by moisture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Inventors: Miguel Eric Nelson, Sherry Lorraine Walsh, Rodney Lee Nelson
  • Patent number: 8002688
    Abstract: Disclosed is a tabbed divider making apparatus preferably adapted for use with smaller, more individualized jobs in an office or the like. The apparatus preferably includes a paper feeder, a film provider, a knife package for shearing a portion of the paper to create a tab, at least one strut, a pivotable arm, at least one spring, and a cam having an oblong shape. The rotation of the cam preferably causes movement between loaded and unloaded positions of the spring, which causes the knife package to shear the paper. Also disclosed is a removable film cartridge for use with the apparatus. The cartridge preferably includes a housing, a roll of film, one or more rollers, a creasing finger for creasing the film, and two or more opposed extensions for folding the film along the crease. Further disclosed is a method of producing a tabbed divider utilizing the above-mentioned apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Scott Office Systems LLC
    Inventors: Mark Kucera, Kevin Hartnett
  • Publication number: 20110132236
    Abstract: A panel structure having a low-density core that can withstanding loads normal to a first primary surface, and a first facing of high-density sheet material that can extend along the first primary surface. The high-density sheet material can be laminated on the core such that the laminated core and facing cooperatively resist bending loads and loads along the primary surface. The first facing can extend from the first primary surface on a side of the core along a secondary surface, which can be non-parallel to the first primary surface. The first facing can bend along a score line between the first primary surface and the secondary surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Applicant: Pregis Innovative Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence James French, Robert Edward Jaegers, Scott David Daniel
  • Publication number: 20110034310
    Abstract: A disposable thermometer probe sheath includes a bottom piece and a plastic cover film sealed onto the bottom piece. The plastic cover film comprising an upper plastic sheet film and a lower plastic sheet film, each of which has a front edge provided with an opening, a rear edge provided with a tip, and a sealed peripheral edge except for the opening, so as to receive a thermometer probe. The plastic cover film is made of a flexible and deformable material, while the plastic cover film is provided with two notches respectively formed on two side edges adjacent to the tip. The upper plastic sheet film is provided with a first flap attached to the opening thereof, while the lower plastic sheet film is provided with a second flap attached to the opening. When the thermometer probe is inserted into the plastic cover film, the notches are tightly engaged with the thermometer probe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventor: Chih-Wei HSIEH
  • Patent number: 7865734
    Abstract: A system and method to control the writing on electronic paper (e-paper). An e-paper device may incorporate authentication indicia as part of informational data written on e-paper material. The informational data is protected by a security methodology that is accessible to authorized entities. A reader device may be used to help make a verification determination of whether encrypted or encoded data has been altered. In some instances an output alert operably coupled to the reader device serves as a verification status indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Edward K. Y. Jung, Royce A. Levien, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7841974
    Abstract: The present invention provides a container (10) suitable for providing insulation wherein the container has an inner shrink film (14) liner. The sidewalls of the container, which can be made from paperboard or other suitable material, are vented to allow ambient air to freely flow through the sidewall of the container during activation of the shrink film (14) with hot liquid or other suitable material. When the container is filled with material having a temperature of from about 130° F. to up to about 212° F., the shrink film (14) is activated and the container (10) provides excellent insulation, thereby allowing the container to be held in a consumer's hand for an extended period without causing burns or excessive discomfort. Method of making this container (10) are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Dixie Consumer Products LLC
    Inventors: Timothy P. Hartjes, Michael A. Breining, Gerald J. Van Handel, David C. Brown, Walter Malakhow
  • Publication number: 20100179042
    Abstract: The folding apparatus for folding a continuous web in two along a folding line extending in a conveyance direction MD of the web by bringing one side edge of the web, toward an opposite side edge thereof, includes a large-diameter roller configured to press a reference region extending from the folding line to the opposite side edge, a folding guide bar configured to support the web at the folding line and a guide mechanism configured to guide a folded region toward the reference region, the folded region extending from the folding line to the one side edge. The folding guide bar includes a slide portion configured to allow the web to slide thereon. The slide portion has a friction coefficient of not more than 0.4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Applicant: UNI-CHARM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroki YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 7736288
    Abstract: A method is provided for producing a bag with a mouth member by liquidtightly melt-bonding a mouth member comprising a thermoplastic resin and a bag unit comprising a relatively soft flexible film, in which uniform surface temperature of the mouth member is realized, generation of an A-shaped gap is prevented, and a bag with a mouth member excellent in the liquidtightness of the melt-bonded part between the mouth member and the bag unit is produced; and also a production apparatus therefor is provided. The method comprises a preheating step of heating a tubular mouth member while rotating it around the cylinder axis thereof, and a melt-bonding step of inserting the heated mouth member into the opening part of a bag unit and pressing, and thereby melt-bonding the mouth member to the opening part of the bag unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Hosokawa Yoko Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takayuki Mizuo, Teruaki Nakagawa, Nobuhiro Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20100094388
    Abstract: A release liner for electrode pads is described which enables the pads to be used with defibrillators requiring the electrodes to be electrically interconnected for self-test prior to use, and with defibrillators which do not require the electrodes to be electrically interconnected. In one example this variation is afforded by folding the release liner one way to electrically connect conductive layers underlying two attached electrodes. In another example this variation is afforded by leaving the conductive layers electrically connected or breaking the connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2007
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Patrick Hauge, Daniel Powers, Eric Jonsen
  • Publication number: 20090101696
    Abstract: A file folder with a rigid bottom piece attached to the inside of the file folder with a hinge is contemplated. The file folder may be a hanging file folder. The file folder may also have open side ends or closed side ends that are closed in with side walls. The rigid bottom piece is uniquely affixed with a hinge attachment and is useful in creating a stable file folder that maintains its shape when filled with documents, items, or other materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Inventor: Bon S. Ong