Securing Patents (Class 493/393)
  • Patent number: 9033578
    Abstract: The present invention is a washable and reusable storage bag comprising a plastic coated canvas made from cotton and polyethylene. The storage bag comprises a front panel having a zipper and a back panel, a bottom edge and a top edge, and two side edges. The bag further comprises a rectangular transparent polyurethane window in the front panel, preferably in the shape of a rectangle. Two opposing sides of the transparent polyurethane window are heat sealed to the plastic coated canvas to create a liquid tight seal between the transparent polyurethane window and the plastic coated canvas. The outside of the storage bag can be customized with, e.g., designs, branding, and/or advertising. The storage bags can be hand washed, put in the dishwasher or put in the washing machine and clothes dryer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventor: Lee Rachel Ostroy
  • Publication number: 20150038929
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an absorbent structure, preferably for use in absorbent articles as used in the personal hygiene industry such as feminine hygiene garments, baby diapers and pants or adult incontinence garments. The present invention also relates to an absorbent article comprising such absorbent structure and to a method of manufacturing the absorbent structure. The absorbent structures comprise a carrier layer, an auxiliary layer and an absorbent material there between wherein substantially permanent primary attachments and substantially temporary secondary attachments join the carrier layer and auxiliary layer at least partially together, whereby the substantially temporary secondary attachments are loosened as a result of exposing the absorbent structure to a liquid whereas the substantially permanent primary attachments remain substantially intact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: VYNKA BVBA
    Inventor: Bart Van Malderen
  • Publication number: 20140316365
    Abstract: A secondary internal topsheet and leg wrap structure is provided in a disposable absorbent garment such as a diaper or training pants. The leg wrap structure has a base layer, a top layer, and an elastic construction disposed inbetween. The elastic construction includes a plurality of spaced apart elastic elements that are aligned in a generally in generally parallel relation. The leg wrap structure and secondary topsheet provides for the efficient formation of a reservoir and a plurality of fluid dams each capable of capturing a quantity of fluid to minimize the occurrence of fluid leaks from the absorbent article. Methods of forming such absorbent articles are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Patrick King Yu Tsang, Andrew Wright, Ian Walker, Edward Kuo-Shu Chang
  • Publication number: 20140305036
    Abstract: A device comprising a planar material and at least one support element which is connected to the planar material, wherein the at least one support element comprises at least one shape memory polymer, such that the device has a substantially flat shape in a first configuration of the at least one shape-memory polymer and a substantially domed shape in a second configuration of the shape-memory polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicants: M Bundesanstalt Fuer Materialforschung und- pruefung, Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH
    Inventors: Thorsten Pretsch, Jasmin Lindebacher, Juergen Haettig
  • Publication number: 20140287902
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a novel process for preparing an absorbent article, wherein the process comprises providing a first sheet layer (2); conforming said first layer on a first roll C2, whereby longitudinal corrugations are formed on the layer; conforming said corrugated layer (2) on a second roll C3, whereby a pattern of pockets (4, 4a) is obtained; providing a pre-metered amount of SAP particulate material (6); providing a second sheet layer (7) material and affixing it for sandwiching with the first sheet layer; and finishing the absorbent article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicants: BASF SE, BOSTIK INC.
    Inventor: Jean-Francois Chartrel
  • Publication number: 20140276519
    Abstract: A disposable absorbent article for use with ostomy appliances and complementary to a guard system such as has been illustrated, that provides an additional level of security and comfort to an ostomate already utilizing a two-piece or one-piece ostomy appliance of the type which is secured to the body with a faceplate comprising an adhesive securement means such as a hydrocolloid adhesive member or a combination of hydrocolloid adhesive member and an integral or non-integral adhesive non-woven fabric or adhesive tape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Donna E. Luce
  • Publication number: 20140178532
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a beverage mixing apparatus. Specifically, the present invention relates to a filter containing coffee, tea, or another additive to be mixed with a liquid. The filter is formed into a ball and attached to a rigid stick for stirring and mixing the contents of the present invention into a liquid. The filter may keep solid beverage additives separate from the liquid while still allowing the two to mix. Soluble additives may pass freely through the filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: Brett I. Walker, Maria A. Walker
  • Publication number: 20140165926
    Abstract: A diaper and method for its manufacture are disclosed. The diaper comprises one gathered lengthwise edge with an elastic material for that edge to expand and contract. The other lengthwise edge is static in length and longer than the gathered edge. The disparity in length tapers the diaper toward the gathered edge. The diaper is secured around a male quadruped with the gathered edge being around the quadruped's torso and the static edge fitting immediately anterior to its hind legs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: PUDDLES BE GONE
    Inventor: Diane Marks
  • Publication number: 20140171894
    Abstract: A bodily fluid absorbent matrix adapted to restrict a wet feeling against the wearer's skin after the absorbent matrix in a bodily fluid absorbent wearing article having absorbed bodily fluids and a method for manufacturing the absorbent matrix. A bodily fluid absorbent wearing article has an absorbent matrix formed of aggregate of bodily fluid absorbent material between a liquid-permeable first sheet and a liquid-impermeable second sheet. The member includes hydrophilic fibers as the bodily fluid absorbent material. Density of the absorbent matrix changes so as to increase from the first sheet toward the second sheet in thickness direction of the absorbent matrix. A planar orientation index of the hydrophilic fibers also changes so as to increase in the thickness direction of the absorbent matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: Kou Detani, HIroki Goda
  • Publication number: 20140148772
    Abstract: An absorbent article for use with a RF reader includes an absorbent pad and a RFID tag. The absorbent pad includes a lining layer, a liquid-impermeable layer, an absorbent layer, and a plurality of sensing wires. The liquid-impermeable layer is attached to the lining layer. The absorbent layer is disposed between the lining layer and the liquid-impermeable layer. The lining layer and the liquid--impermeable layer define a receiving space having an opening located at a side portion of the absorbent pad. The sensing wires are provided on the absorbent layer and extend into the receiving space. The RFID tag is received in the receiving space and contacts electrically the sensing wires when received in the receiving space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: Kang Na Hsiung Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yen-Jung Hu, Chih-Hsiang Lin
  • Publication number: 20140144053
    Abstract: A foldable greeting card and method of making the card, with a polygonal base with hinged lobes attached to the edges of the base, with the lobes foldable inward to the center of the base. The lobes overlap neighboring lobes. The card is made by affixing at least two separate units to each other, so that each hinged lobe overlaps by a neighboring lobe and is overlapped by a neighboring lobe. A message or graphic may be placed on the lobes or the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventors: FLORENCE SUNOO, VINCENT MARSHEL
  • Publication number: 20140142523
    Abstract: Provided herein are self-expanding wound dressings that include a first outer layer, a second outer layer, and a liquid-expandable layer disposed between the first outer layer and the second outer layer, wherein the liquid-expandable layer includes a plurality of liquid-expandable articles retained by a substrate, wherein the plurality of liquid-expandable articles expand to form expanded articles upon contact with a liquid. Also provided is a method of treating an individual having a bleeding wound, the method including applying a self-expanding wound dressing to the wound. Also provided are methods of manufacturing a wound dressing, the methods including forming an absorbent material into a plurality of liquid-expandable articles, coupling the plurality of liquid-expandable articles to a substrate to form a liquid-expandable layer, and positioning the liquid-expandable layer between a first outer layer and a second outer layer to form the wound dressing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: RevMedx, Inc.
    Inventors: John Steinbaugh, Mary Bullard, Andrew Barofsky
  • Publication number: 20140142533
    Abstract: An absorbent article including a chassis and a laminate. The chassis has a topsheet side, a backsheet side, and first and second opposing longitudinal edges extending from a rear waist region to an opposing front waist region. The laminate includes a carrier having a first face and a second face and a fastening patch on a portion of the first face of the carrier. The laminate is wrapped around the first longitudinal edge of the chassis in the rear waist region so that the second face of the carrier contacts the topsheet side and the backsheet side of the chassis. The fastening patch includes fastening elements that are exposed on the topsheet side of the chassis. A method of making the absorbent article is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Mark A. Peltier, Leigh E. Wood
  • Publication number: 20140135727
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing disposable absorbent garments and a garment made thereby. In particular embodiments, the method comprises removing notches or holes of a garment web or webs adjacent to front and back waist edges to define a series of spaced apart front and back waist edge openings. The method includes providing front and back elastic waistband webs, and positioning the respective waistband webs to overlay at least a portion of each opening, and bonding the waistband webs to each other. The garment includes first and second waist edge cutouts, wherein two side seams extend from the waist edge cutouts to respective leg openings. The garment further includes front and back elastic waistbands attached to each other at first and second waistband side seams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell Evan Thorson, Todd W. Wilkes, Jesus S. Banda
  • Publication number: 20140135194
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for folding and engaging side panels of a training pant are provided. The training pant comprises a leading portion, a trailing portion, a central portion, and a first pair of side panels and a second pair of side panels attached to the central portion. The central portion of the training pant is folded about a transverse axis to form a folded training pant. Portions of the first pair of side panels and second pair of side panels are engaged while the central portion of the folded training pant is received by at least one recessed seat. The at least one recessed seat is located on at least one of a first belt and a second belt of a conveyance system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: FAMECCANICA.DATA S.P.A.
    Inventors: Gabriele Sablone, Paolo Pasqualoni
  • Publication number: 20140034571
    Abstract: A filter manufacturing machine includes a forming device for forming filter tow into a hollow rod-shaped continuous filter body, a forming tube included in the forming device and having a tubular forming path through which the filter tow is passed while being brought together, a mandrel arranged in the forming tube and forming the tubular forming path in cooperation with the forming tube, and a heat treating section included in the forming tube and configured to heat the filter tow while the filter tow passes through the tubular forming path. The mandrel has a small-diameter portion located at the inlet of the forming tube, a large-diameter portion located at the outlet of the forming tube, and a diameter expansion portion located between the small- and large-diameter portions. The diameter expansion portion is located downstream of the heat treating section as viewed in the moving direction of the filter tow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki TORAI, Satoshi NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20130217558
    Abstract: Method and device for producing a semi-finished web having a longitudinal direction, a plastic matrix, and a plurality of fibers fixed in a unidirectionally oriented manner enclosing a predetermined angle (a) greater than 0° to the longitudinal direction. The method includes supplying a web having a main direction, a plastic matrix, and a plurality of fibers fixed in a unidirectionally oriented manner enclosing an angle of about 0° to the main direction, separating segments from the supplied web, arranging the separated segments next to one another so that longitudinal edges of adjacent segments are parallel to the main direction and to one another, and enclose the predetermined angle (a) to the longitudinal direction, and connecting the adjacent segments in a region of their longitudinal edges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: KARL MAYER MALIMO TEXTILMASCHINENFABRIK GMBH
    Inventors: René GLÖCKNER, Lutz PANDER
  • Publication number: 20130211367
    Abstract: An absorbent article having a waistband which is attached to first and second body portions of the article. The first body portion is attached to the waistband by at least a fastening means wherein the article assumes a pant diaper form. The waistband has a reception surface and a perforation. The perforation allows the reception surface to be separated into first and second belt portions. At least a part of the reception surface is located on each belt portion, thereby allowing the article to assume a belt diaper form. The first belt portion comprises at least one fastening means. The second fastening means is arranged so that the absorbent article can be readily converted from a pant diaper form to a belt diaper form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventor: SCA Hygiene Products AB
  • Publication number: 20130161377
    Abstract: A gift box for gift cards provides a presentation appearing like a gift box for other products, such as jewelry, having strength, three full dimensions, color, quality, and design options. It can receive decorations such as ribbons and bows, greeting cards such as a to/from card, and the like. The box requires no assembly of components, as it comes in a single, integrated whole, including all the parts of the box and its lid, as well as an interior panel presenting the gift, such as a gift card that operates as a debit card with a pre-loaded amount of purchasing value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventors: Michael S. Nebeker, Barton J. Seliger, Myla B. Thorn, Ashton J. Seliger
  • Publication number: 20130165890
    Abstract: A disposable absorbent product extends along a longitudinal dimension and a width dimension. The absorbent product has a backsheet, a topsheet overlaying the backsheet, and an absorbent core that is disposed between the backsheet and the topsheet for absorbing and retaining fluid secreted by a wearer of the absorbent product. The absorbent product also has a first multidirectional stretch material layer, adjacent the backsheet, that defines a first contoured leg opening of the absorbent product adapted to fit around a first leg of the wearer of the absorbent product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Frank Steven Glaug, Joshua Daniel Carney, Sue Uner
  • Publication number: 20130165897
    Abstract: A disposable absorbent product extends along a longitudinal axis between front and back longitudinal ends of the product, and along a transverse axis. The product has a topsheet defining an interior face of the product configured to face a wearer thereof during use, and a backsheet overlaying the topsheet, the backsheet defining an exterior face of the product. An absorbent core is disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet for storing fluid secreted by the wearer of the product. The product also includes a first pair of fastening components, each being formed from a partially cut-out portion of the disposable absorbent product so as to be pivotally coupled to a remainder of the product, such that pivotal movement of the fastening components relative to a remainder of the product defines at least one aperture that extends between the interior and exterior faces of the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB
    Inventors: Raquel CARBONARI, Mariela Biber
  • Patent number: 8323167
    Abstract: A method for facilitating the alignment of first and second side panel portions of a pants-type diaper whilst feeding a pants-type diaper precursor in a machine direction through processing apparatus. The pants-type diaper precursor includes a leading edge region, a trailing edge region and first and second side edge regions, each of the first and second side edge regions having a first side panel portion at the leading edge region and a second side panel portion at the trailing edge region. The method includes applying elastic elements under tension to a flat continuous web having a predetermined width in the cross-machine direction, the web forming either the backsheet or the topsheet of the pants-type diaper. The elastic element in the trailing edge region is adapted to generate a greater gathering force than the elastic element in the leading edge region such that the first and second panels are better aligned when brought into overlapping relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Ulf Berggren, Lennart Nilsson
  • Publication number: 20120297736
    Abstract: Cartons with semi-rigid or rigid box-like container sections, along with attached plastic or polymeric reclosable flexible material structures, are disclosed. The resulting containers with reclosable flexible material are intended to be formed so as to be easily filled and closed. Furthermore, methods and apparatus for the manufacture of these cartons are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventor: Steven Ausnit
  • 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: 20120271268
    Abstract: A compressed portion is formed in the absorbent article by compressing the absorber through a compression process. The compressed portion has a top-surface groove formed on the skin-contact-surface side, and a back-surface groove formed on the clothing-contact-surface side. A bottom portion of the top-surface groove is flat. Since the recessed portions are formed in the bottom portion of the back-surface groove through the compression process, a compression part where the density of the absorber is increased more than in an uncompressed portion and high compression parts where the density of the absorber is increased more than in the compression part are formed in the bottom portion. Thus, the absorbent article can be permeate into by a thick liquid, and is more likely to absorb liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nahomi Suzuki, Tatsuya Tamura, Nobuyuki Kato
  • Publication number: 20120260424
    Abstract: A bedding product such as a sheet may include a top panel, wherein a perimeter of the top panel is defined by an elastic-type binding material. At least one extension panel may be secured to at least a portion of the perimeter of the top panel. In turn, at least one side panel may be secured to at least one of the perimeter of the top panel and at least one extension panel, wherein the side panel extends downwardly with respect to the perimeter. The top panel may be generally arcuate such as having a generally elliptical shape before being fitted over a mattress.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventor: Arun Agarwall
  • Publication number: 20120248026
    Abstract: A filter element (1) has first and second end sections (3A, 3B) of a flat filter medium which are secured to one another. A sheathing (4) is provided, wherein said sheathing is compressed by the end sections (3A, 3B) and surrounds the end edges (9) of the end sections (3A, 3B). Alternatively, the filter element (1) has first and second end sections (3A, 3B) of a flat filter medium, wherein the first end section (3A) has a fold (5) having two fold legs (6A, 6B). The end section (3B) of the second end section (2B) is then compressed between the fold legs (6A, 6B).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: MANN+HUMMEL GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Maier, Martina Bachfischer
  • Publication number: 20120097175
    Abstract: A medical drape is disclosed. The drape comprises a main portion having a front side, a back side, a first edge, a second edge, a top, and a bottom. The first and second edges are positioned opposite one another. The top and the bottom are positioned opposite one other. The drape further comprises a first and a second fenestration extending completely through the main portion and spaced generally equidistant from a vertical axis. The vertical axis is generally parallel to the first and second edges. The drape further comprises a third and a fourth fenestration extending completely through the main portion and are spaced generally equidistant from the vertical axis. The first and second fenestrations are closer to the top than the third and fourth fenestrations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred L. Allen, Francis A. Czajka, Eric G. Holcomb
  • Publication number: 20120088646
    Abstract: A method for facilitating the alignment of first and second side panel portions of a pants-type diaper whilst feeding a pants-type diaper precursor in a machine direction through processing apparatus. The pants-type diaper precursor includes a leading edge region, a trailing edge region and first and second side edge regions, each of the first and second side edge regions having a first side panel portion at the leading edge region and a second side panel portion at the trailing edge region. The method includes applying elastic elements under tension to a flat continuous web having a predetermined width in the cross-machine direction, the web forming either the backsheet or the topsheet of the pants-type diaper. The elastic element in the trailing edge region is adapted to generate a greater gathering force than the elastic element in the leading edge region such that the first and second panels are better aligned when brought into overlapping relationship.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Ulf Berggren, Lennart Nilsson
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120028777
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing an absorbent disposable incontinence diaper (2), having a main part (4) comprising an absorption element (12), comprising a front region (6) having front side longitudinal edges (26), a rear region (8) having rear side longitudinal edges (25) and a crotch region (10) arranged there between and placed between the legs of a user, and having rear side sections (20) joined to the rear region (8) and front side sections (22) joined to the front region (6) on both sides, which extend in a transverse direction (30) of the disposable incontinence diaper (2) beyond the side front and rear longitudinal edges (25, 26) of the main part (4) and are spaced apart from one another in a longitudinal direction (18) of the disposable incontinence diaper (2), the rear and front side sections (20, 22) being connectable detachably to each other in order to apply the disposable incontinence diaper (2), characterized in that for the purpose of contouring leg opening regions (38) on bot
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventor: Theresia Knecht
  • Publication number: 20110287918
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a composite body of a sheet-like member of an absorbent article, the method includes: holding a first sheet-like member on a holding surface of a holding section; and delivering and attaching the first sheet-like member from the holding surface to a second sheet-like member. The first sheet-like member has a section that is to be delivered first, and a section that is to be delivered subsequently during delivery to the second sheet-like member. The first sheet-like member is held on the holding surface with suction air from a plurality of holes that have been formed on the holding surface. The holding section has at least two suction chambers. A first suction chamber is in communication with holes that suck the section that is to be delivered first, and a second suction chamber is in communication with holes that suck the section that is to be delivered subsequently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: UNI-CHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Ogasawara, Noriaki Ito
  • Publication number: 20110147478
    Abstract: A scent sampler and air freshener has a wafer of an absorbent resilient material infused with a liquid containing a scent. The wafer is encapsulated in a chamber formed between two panels of sheet material with edges sealed together to form an envelope. An opening in one of the panels enables scent from the liquid to be emitted to the ambient atmosphere. The rate of emission can be increased by squeezing the panels to compress the wafer. The interior surfaces of the panels can be coated with a barrier film to prevent leakage of the liquid from contaminating the sheet material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: SCENTISPHERE LLC
    Inventor: Robert Bernstein
  • Publication number: 20110100269
    Abstract: A table cover assembly for covering a table-top is provided. The table cover assembly comprises a flexible table cover, one or more cords, and locking elements. The flexible table cover is configured to be securely and immovably positioned on table-tops having a shape generally similar to the shape of the flexible table cover. The flexible table cover comprises one or more layers affixed to one another to create the flexible table cover. The flexibly table cover is hemmed around its periphery. The hemmed periphery defines an interstitial cavity extending along the hemmed periphery for inserting a cord which can be tightened and locked using the locking elements, for positioning the flexible table cover on the table-top to provide a secure, immovable and smooth surface on the table-top. The flexible table cover allows guidable and bounceable movement of articles placed on the flexible table cover covering the table-top.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2009
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventor: Carleton Eugene Hull
  • Publication number: 20100236180
    Abstract: A method for installing a first surface covering element onto a surface is provided. The element has one half of a hook and loop attachment system, and the surface has the other of the hook and loop attachment system. The method may include the steps of: (i) placing the first element onto the surface so that at least some of the respective hooks and loops of the first element and surface engage; and (ii) applying a force to the first element to encourage tensioning in the loops; and (iii) securing the first element into place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2007
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Applicant: TAC-FAST GEORGIA LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Rocco Pacione, John Anthony Pacione, Franz Rittmannsberger
  • Publication number: 20100168706
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing absorbent articles in which first and second stabilizing strips confer stability during the manufacturing process by controlling the position of side panels with respect to absorbent structures. In the thus manufactured articles, material of the stabilizing strips remain on the side panels to provide a region of material having consistent properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Inventor: Dragorad Vasic
  • Publication number: 20100140022
    Abstract: An elevator belt comprising a belt body made of a first material, a reinforcement arrangement having at least one reinforcement provided on the belt body, and a tube arrangement made of a second material having at least one tube, the at least one reinforcement of the reinforcement arrangement being provided in a tube of the tube arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2008
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventor: Ernst Ach
  • Publication number: 20100065581
    Abstract: A bag-in-box container system includes a bag, a box, and a mechanism for fastening the bag and box combination. The bag may include a dispensing end with a collar and a groove. The box may have an opening through which a portion of the dispensing end protrudes when the bag is inside the box. A collar in the bag may resist the bag being pulled out of the box through the opening. The fastening mechanism may resist the portion of the dispensing end being pushed into the box through the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Applicant: MT Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott R. Thomason
  • Publication number: 20100028617
    Abstract: A building, packing, or shipping material is provided. The building material includes at least one panel of sheet material and at least two strands of bamboo. The bamboo is capable of being affixed to the panel of sheet material such that the combination of the panel of sheet material and the at least two strands of bamboo is strong and capable of providing support to a structure. The combination of the panel of sheet material and bamboo can be layered with additional combinations of panels of sheet material and bamboo to create panels of varying thickness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Inventor: Jay Plaehn
  • Publication number: 20090258773
    Abstract: A craft kit for producing artwork using one or more lengths of flexible material includes a substrate. The lengths of flexible material can be lengths of cord which are attachable to the substrate by, for example, retaining elements, a hook and loop fastener or magnetic attraction to form representations in which the strips appear imitative of pen or brush strokes. A stylus can be used to apply the fabric to the substrate. The substrate may be made of wood, metal or fabric, such as an item of clothing or a piece of folded cardboard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Inventor: Benjamin Holmes Peter Shine
  • Patent number: 7338424
    Abstract: A horizontal packaging machine (10) for making fluid-tight packages (11) equipped with zip closure (15) comprises: at least one unit (12) for unwinding a film (13) of synthetic material for packaging a series of products (18); at least one unit (14) for unreeling a pair of tapes (15) to form a zip closure; a shaping tunnel (16) located downstream of the film (13) unreeling unit (12); a sealing unit (20) located downstream of the shaping tunnel (16); Downstream of the sealing unit (20), the machine comprises a power-driven film feed roller (21) designed to apply a uniform pulling force on the film (13) which is unwound and fed into the sealing unit (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: BG Pack S.p.a.
    Inventor: Mario Latronico
  • Patent number: 7247130
    Abstract: A method of forming a composite informational item having information regarding a pharmaceutical product printed thereon from a first informational item, such as a bidirectionally folded outsert or a booklet, and a second informational item, such as a bidirectionally folded outsert or a booklet, may comprise (a) forming the first informational item; (b) automatically conveying the first informational item from a location in a first feed apparatus to a bonding location; (c) providing a plurality of the second informational items in a second feed apparatus different than the first feed apparatus; (d) automatically depositing a releasable adhesive on a face of one of the informational items; (e) automatically conveying one of the second informational items from a location in the second feed apparatus to the bonding location; and (f) causing a face of the first informational item to make contact with a face of the second informational item so that the first informational item and the one second informational item
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Inventors: Roger B. Mattila, William C. Neubauer
  • Patent number: 7175582
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for controlling the registration of a first elongated continuous structure (e.g., plastic fastener tape) with attachments (e.g., sliders) or formed features (e.g., slider end stop structures), as it is fed to a sealing station, where it is joined to a second elongated continuous structure (e.g., a web of packaging material) with formed features (e.g., thermoformed troughs). The second elongated continuous structure is intermittently advanced through the machine by the same distance each advancement. During each dwell time, the first elongated continuous structure is processed, i.e., structural features are attached and/or formed. Proper registration of the structural features on the first elongated continuous structure with the second elongated continuous structure is accomplished by adjusting the distance that the unjoined upstream portion of the first elongated continuous structure advances as a function of feedback acquired downstream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Owen
  • Patent number: 7101331
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for manufacturing a folder which has front and back panels with a divider there between. The divider front and back panels and divider are taped together along a spine of the folder such that the panels and divider can be turned like the pages of a book. There may be one, two, or three or possibly even more dividers with all of the dividers being secured in place at the spine of the folder. The tape(s) may be pleated so that the panel-to-divider and/or divider-to-divider compartments can expand. This pleating technique can also be employed to give expansibility to the single compartment of a file folder which does have internal dividers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: Data Visible Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander Patton Janssen, Jr., Samuel Aston Loyd, Jr., Timothy Lee Worley
  • Patent number: 6910996
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for producing a honeycomb structure in a continuous production process includes five process stations. At Station 1 sheets of deformable material are interleaved with a release ply to form a five layer sandwich. At Station 2 the five layer sandwich is corrugated. At Station 3 the two deformable sheets are separated and an adhesive is applied to one. At Station 4 the two deformable sheets are connected to form a single layer honeycomb structure. And at Station 5 a plurality of single layer honeycomb structures are cut and stacked to form a honeycomb structure of a desired thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Inventor: Nicholas John Patz
  • Patent number: 6736924
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for manufacturing a folder which has front and back panels with a divider therebetween. The divider front and back panels and divider are taped together along a spine of the folder such that the panels and divider can be turned like the pages of a book. There may be one, two, or three or possibly even more dividers with all of the dividers being secured in place at the spine of the folder. The tape(s) may be pleated so that the panel-to-divider and/or divider-to-divider compartments can expand. This pleating technique can also be employed to give expansibility to the single compartment of a file folder which does have internal dividers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Assignee: VAS of Virginia, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Patton Janssen, Jr., Samuel Aston Loyd, Jr., Timothy Lee Worley
  • Patent number: 6599227
    Abstract: Methods for positioning a mounted slider device on a recloseable package include inoperably mounting the slider device onto the closure arrangement and contacting the inoperably mounted slider device with a surface to operably position the slider device on the reclosable closure mechanism. Methods of manufacturing recloseable packages include providing a package, a recloseable closure mechanism, and a slider device. Attaching the recloseable closure mechanism to the package. Mounting the slider device on the recloseable closure mechanism and contacting inoperably mounted slider devices with a surface to operably position the slider device on the recloseable closure mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2003
    Assignee: Reynolds Consumer Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Catherine E. Kettner
  • Patent number: 6516850
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying strip fastener elements or zippers to web material includes an unwind stand holding a roll of film material, an infeed dancer arrangement of rollers, a zipper apparatus which conditions zipper material, cuts zippers and delivers zippers to a zipper feed apparatus. The zipper feed apparatus loads zippers into a sealing platen of a rotating turret. The rotating turret carries the zippers successively to a position adjacent a surface of the film and a seal bar presses the film to successive zippers to seal the zippers thereto while a new zipper is being received in a sealing platen of the turret at a loading station at a rotational position at a distance from the sealing station. The film with zippers attached is drawn downstream of the turret to a rewind dancer roll assembly and thereafter to a rewind stand for winding into a roll of zippered film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2003
    Assignee: Hudson-Sharp Machine Co.
    Inventors: Gerry J. Blohowiak, Peter J. Hatchell, Sean Kevin Lemerand, Ernest H. Teske, Scott C. Romenesko
  • Patent number: 6517474
    Abstract: 13A miniature, highly decorative kite that flies indoors or outdoors is made by cutting a small piece of tissue paper into any preselected shape, including the shape of a standard diamond-shaped kite. Very finely cut bamboo sticks serve as the frame of the miniature kite and are adhered to a first side of the kite body to form a frame that maintains the preselected shape. Two elongate ribbons are secured to one another at their respective leading ends and are secured to the trailing end of the kite body. A string is attached to the apex of a triangular flap that is adhered to a second side of the kite body. The flap is folded at its base so that it lies in a plane perpendicular to the kite body when functioning. The kite flies in the slightest breeze and may be flown indoors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2003
    Inventor: Ricardo Pascual
  • Publication number: 20020151422
    Abstract: The invention comprises methods and apparatus of changing from manufacture of pant-type refastenable articles of a first size to manufacture of articles of a second different size in a process for manufacturing pant-type refastenable personal care articles. A respective such personal care article has a front portion, rear portion, and crotch portion. The personal care article also has a fastener-receptive area at the front portion for receiving fasteners thereon, first and second fasteners on opposing sides of the fastener-receptive area, and first and second lines of weakness on opposing sides of the fastener-receptive area and between the fastener-receptive area and the respective first and second fasteners. The method comprises changing spacing between the fastener-receptive area and at least one of the first and second fasteners while maintaining the first and second lines of weakness between the fastener-receptive area and the respective first and second fasteners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2001
    Publication date: October 17, 2002
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Mark Duhm, Keith Joseph Renard, Denise Marie Bell Murie, Russell Evan Thorson