Metallic Patents (Class 79/3)
  • Publication number: 20140017512
    Abstract: A button or fastener member is provided wherein aluminum or an aluminum alloy is used as raw material, a first copper plating layer is formed directly over the entire surface of said raw material, and a second copper plating layer is formed directly on top of the first copper plating layer, with the aforementioned second copper plating layer being thicker than the aforementioned first copper plating layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Masayuki Iimori, Michael David Hopper
  • Patent number: 7509891
    Abstract: A button making device capable of simply exchanging a first pressed mold, a second pressed mold, and a pressing mold so as to produce buttons of different sizes; a polygonal button whose front surface plate is dome-wise curved and has its shape fixed; and such a button making device, are provided. The button making device has a sliding platform, two pressed molds, a fixed member, a pressing shaft, a pressing mold, and an operation mechanism. The pressed molds are provided on an attachment member which is removably attached to the sliding platform. The pressing mold is removably attached to a lower end of the pressing shaft using magnetic force. The present invention can be used for a button making device which can easily form a metal button by press processing which can be used as an accessory adhered to clothes or the like by a pin or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignees: Bandai Co., Ltd., Kikuchi Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Suyako Miyake, Kenji Kaneko, Kaori Ojima, Yukie Momoi, Keiichi Kazami, Kenetsu Kikuchi, Mitsuo Tamura, Iwakichi Ogawa
  • Patent number: 7134205
    Abstract: A button, knob or control key with an etchable support plate which is engraved on the backside with a fine symbol by laser, erosion or mechanical engraving, which only cuts into the material of the support plate, but not through the support plate. The backside of the support plate is optionally coated. A foil is applied on the laminated layer and affixed thereto. The front side of the support plate is treated with a material-removing substance. The material removal with the material-removing substance is performed until the engraving extending into the support plate is at least partially or completely exposed on the front side. Application of a protective layer to the front side of the support plate from which the material was removed. A function symbol is provided on the button such that it can be backlit. It is engraved in a fine line width providing a sharp optical definition erosion, mechanical engraving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Assignee: Angell Demmel Europe GmbH
    Inventor: Elmar Bruennel
  • Patent number: 7066051
    Abstract: A method for forming a multi-colored cap part of a snap button including the steps of forming a design portion of the cap part of snap button using a first group of molds, which includes a first female mold, a first male mold, and a plate-shaped middle mold, and a slide-plate mold adapted to movably assembled to the first male mold and having a plurality of mold cavities for forming the design portion; removing the slide-plate mold having the design portion molded therein from the first male mold; movably positioning the slide-plate mold into a second female mold included in a second group of molds for forming a body portion of the cap part of snap button; positioning a post for the cap part of snap button in a second male mold of the second group of molds; and forming the body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: Button International Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chung-Lung Chen
  • Patent number: 6487296
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wireless surround sound speaker system wherein a transmitter broadcasts a variety of FM signals that correspond to the individual speaker channels commonly found in a surround sound system. Receivers, individually equipped with signal receiving, conditioning and amplification components, are configured to receive any one of the broadcast signals in a remote location and are used to drive a conventional loudspeaker in that location. Powered by wall socket or via DC battery packs, the receivers, used in conjunction with the transmitter, provide surround sound capabilities without the need for complex and difficult wiring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2002
    Inventors: Steven W. Allen, Carey L. Norton