Puncturing Patents (Class 83/30)
  • Patent number: 9034462
    Abstract: The invention relates to a metal-cutting machining process for a semi-finished product having a predetermined shape and at least one machining surface which has the steps: applying a protective foil having a predetermined elongation at break to the at least one machining surface with a predetermined adhesive force, placing a metal-cutting tool in a predetermined position above the machining surface, exerting a predetermined mechanical force in a predetermined direction for a predetermined length of time to the tool for carrying out a metal-cutting process on the semi-finished product and lifting the tool from the at least one machining surface after the predetermined length of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Schwoerer, Eckehard Zündorf
  • Publication number: 20150101200
    Abstract: A beverage-opening tool is provided. The tool may have a puncturing edge that can be positioned in contact with a beverage can and may penetrate the beverage can. In this manner, the beverage can may be opened. The tool may also have a tooth portion that can be positioned in contact with a bottle cap of a beverage bottle and can be used to remove the beverage cap. In this manner, the beverage bottle may be opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: Raging Mammoth, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Arellano, Wyatt Thurston
  • Publication number: 20150099617
    Abstract: An intermediate product for making bag closures wherein an elongated substrate has formed on it a pair of elongated attachment lanes having complementary fastening elements to provide an attachable-detachable closure. The lanes extend parallel and are spaced apart. A perforation line is formed in the substrate between the lanes. The tape is folded by being pulled through a slot along the perforation line to place said lanes in face-to-face engagement. The product is used in a method for making bags or pouches and on a machine modified to seal partially one side of the closure to one side of the mouth of bags or pouches being made and to seal completely the other side of the closure to the other side of the bag of pouch mouth. The perforation is separated to separate the lanes and create an attachable-detachable closure. Interlocking projections can be included in the closure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: James F. PEASE
  • Patent number: 8993082
    Abstract: The invention relates to a splittable adhesive tape with a left-hand and a right-hand delimiting edge, wherein at least one of these two edges is not straight. The edge that is not straight has rounded projections, which comprise blunt or flattened zones at their furthest-projecting points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: tesa SE
    Inventors: Kerstin Götz, Klaus Kleinhoff
  • Publication number: 20150082953
    Abstract: A foldable pocket field tool having a foldable pliers and a set of specialty field tool bits to enable the foldable pocket tool to be carried on a person and used on-the-go with the field tool having a set of tool bits tool bits extendable or retractable into a handle and with each of the tool bits operable for efficiently performing a unique service tasks that may occur when installing or servicing a field system such as an irrigation system. The tool bits may be arranged to provide a two-part handle for use in manipulating an adjacent tool bit about a central axis as the tool bit is supported by the foldable pocket tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: L. Herbert King, JR., James Keeven, Steven Rhea
  • Publication number: 20150075340
    Abstract: An iron-core producing method is provided that blanks iron cores from an iron strip by guiding the iron strip sequentially through an iron core-producing apparatus having a plurality of workstations. The method includes guiding, by a guide, the iron strip to a first workstation having a punch that intrudes into caulking portion-forming holes, and simultaneously forming, by the first workstation, first plural sets of caulking portions at a predetermined pitch in the iron strip. The method also includes guiding the iron strip from the first workstation to a second workstation within the iron-core producing apparatus, and forming, by the second workstation, a first iron core from the iron strip by blanking, such that tooth portions of the first iron core are disposed at lower sides of respective yoke portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: MITSUI HIGH-TEC , INC.
    Inventors: Yukinori OBA, Takahiro SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20150064377
    Abstract: A machine is provided for creating perforated corrugated board, wherein the machine includes: a) at least one apparatus configured to perforate an “ACP” corrugated board after a corrugated board exits the corrugators as part of a continuous process, so that the perforations are spread over at least a portion of the corrugated board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: CORCEL IP LIMITED
    Inventors: Patrick Petrus Antonius Maria Van Berlo, Jason Paul Rogers
  • Patent number: 8961079
    Abstract: The problem of penetrating through nets and other objects is solved by cutting the object using concentric cutters in which a rotatable cutter having floating teeth rotates concentrically about a stationary cutter having fixed teeth. The object is cut by a severing action caused by the floating teeth of the rotatable cutter sliding against the fixed teeth of the stationary cutter. Embodiments of the invention include a UUV system for penetrating through fishing nets and other objects, concentric cutting assemblies for use in the UUV system and other systems, and a method for penetrating through fishing nets and other objects. A UUV system in accordance with an embodiment of the invention has a concentric cutting assembly at the forward end and a propulsor at the aft end. The concentric cutting assembly integrates seamlessly within the UUV housing and is deployed from the forward end of the UUV, enabling the UUV to quickly and efficiently penetrate through objects blocking its path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Adaptive Methods, Inc.
    Inventors: Jim Wiggins, Walter Allensworth, Conrad Zeglin
  • Publication number: 20150000485
    Abstract: According to some aspects disclosed herein, there is an apparatus for perforating a sheet of material. The apparatus includes a tile holder and a plurality of perforation tiles removably mountable to the tile holder. Each perforation tile includes a fastener plate for removably mounting the perforation tile to the tile holder; a punch plate supported by the fastener plate opposite the tile holder, the punch plate having at least one aperture therein; and at least one punch received in the at least one aperture and extending outwardly beyond the punch plate away from the fastener plate for perforating the sheet of material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: Ontario Die International Incorporated
    Inventors: Petr Piro, Wesley Elton Scott
  • Publication number: 20140366695
    Abstract: A method of perforating a web includes: rotating a cylinder comprising a longitudinal cylinder axis and at least one shaped anvil disposed on the cylinder; operatively engaging a support with the cylinder, wherein the support is moveable with respect to the cylinder; positioning a blade disposed on the support so as to cooperate in contacting relationship with the anvil, wherein the blade is substantially parallel to the longitudinal cylinder axis, and wherein at least one of the blade and the anvil comprise a plurality of teeth, and wherein adjacent teeth are separated by a recessed portion; and feeding a web between the cylinder and the support while the blade cooperates in contacting relationship with shaped anvil to perforate the web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Kathryn Christian KIEN, Deborah Sue SLOVUT, Jeffrey Moss VAUGHN
  • Patent number: 8906486
    Abstract: A flexible sheet material of thickness less than half a millimeter for making tensioned structures such as false ceilings, in particular, the material including microprojections formed by displacing the material from which it is made, said material presenting an acoustic absorption coefficient which is higher than that of the same material without said projections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Newmat SA
    Inventor: Marc Fontaine
  • Publication number: 20140356573
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a punch device for punching a stack comprising at least one sheet of paper, comprising: —a frame; —at least one guide element for guiding the stack to a punching position; —at least one punch element for co-action with a respective punch plate element and which is mounted movably on the frame, wherein the punch element is movable reciprocally from a rest position along a punching path; and —an operating element for moving the punch element selectively along the punching path, —wherein the punch device is adapted to punch at least one recess in an cutting face of the stack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Innobind Holding B.V.
    Inventor: Paul Gokkel
  • Publication number: 20140353388
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a card (3) of small format (8) and small thickness (5), detachable from a plate (1) of large thickness (6), includes the following steps: providing in the plate (1) of large thickness (6) at least one hole (4) opposite with a cumulative depth (7) equal to the difference between the large thickness (6) and the small thickness (5), pre-cutting of the card (3) of small format (8) in the at least one hole (4). The product obtained by such a method is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Olivier Bosquet, Grégory Simonneaux
  • Publication number: 20140331835
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an apparatus for manufacturing a reclosure for a reclosable package or container, such as a plastic bag, wherein opening or closing the zipper causes an audible sound and a tactile feel. The apparatus includes a cutting wheel which is opposed to a pressure wheel. The cutting wheel includes cutting teeth spaced about its periphery. Interlocked zipper material is engaged between the cutting wheel and the pressure wheel to form indentations in the interlocked zipper, thereby resulting in audible and tactile feedback when the zipper is operated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Minigrip LLC
    Inventors: Roy KOSUB, Jacob Arriaga, Rick Bell
  • Publication number: 20140335235
    Abstract: Disclosed are packaged frozen precooked dough or batter-based food products and methods of heating the food products. The packaged precooked frozen dough or batter-based food products comprises one or more frozen precooked dough or batter-based food products that are encased in a pouch for heating. The pouch is sealed with the exception of the presence of two or more vent holes that function to release air or steam that may otherwise cause the food product to become soggy when they are heated in an oven.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL MILLS, INC.
    Inventors: Anthony W. Swenson, Neil E. Zaporski
  • Publication number: 20140186600
    Abstract: Fiber-reinforced molding materials and a related method of manufacture are provided. The fiber-reinforced molding materials include a fiber-reinforced tape that is moldable into complex structures at relatively low pressures while having high fiber concentrations. The fiber-reinforced tape includes a plurality of discontinuous fiber segments extending unidirectionally within a thermoplastic matrix material. The fiber-reinforced tape can be interwoven into multiple woven panels that are consolidated to form a fiber-reinforced mat. The fiber-reinforced mat is suitable for a wide range of molding applications where high strength and light weight are desired, while accommodating a variety of reinforcing fibers and thermoplastic resins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: THERCOM HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Joel A. Dyksterhouse
  • Patent number: 8752460
    Abstract: A needle roll for perforation or pickup of material pieces or webs includes a needle roll body and needles. The needles protrude beyond the outer surface of the needle roll body for perforation into the material pieces or webs. The material roll body is mounted to rotate in a machine frame. The needles are movable relative to the needle roll body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Windmoeller & Hoelscher KG
    Inventor: Thorsten Kroeger
  • Publication number: 20140130650
    Abstract: An apparatus creates evenly spaced holes or patterns in a consistent pattern on a sheet of paper or similar sheet. The apparatus includes a head with a rotatable cylinder and a handle that can be attached to the head. Upon the cylinder are a series of spikes or patterns. When the cylinder is rolled along the sheet, the spikes or pattern create a precise and consistent pattern of holes in the sheet. The head can be easily detached from the handle and a different head having a different spike pattern can be mated to the head so that differing holes patterns can be easily created.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventor: Tavnir J. Carey
  • Publication number: 20140041496
    Abstract: A catheter assembly includes a catheter hub defining an interior cavity and a catheter tube extending distally thereof. A rigid actuator extends proximally in the interior cavity and supports a seal member thereon. The seal member includes a central membrane, a distal portion, and a proximal portion. An hourglass shaped actuator cavity is formed in the distal portion and receives a barbed end of the actuator. The outer surface of the seal member is in partial circumferential engagement with the catheter hub to define an air path that allows fluid communication between areas of the interior cavity distal and proximal of the seal member. A punch tool is provided to form a tri-slit in the membrane of the seal member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: SMITHS MEDICAL ASD, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher D. Roehl, James M. Muskatello
  • Publication number: 20140013907
    Abstract: Methods for producing slots in tube walls are described and illustrated, along with devices for producing slots in tube walls. In some cases, a first number of punches arranged in a row pierce through the tube wall and in so doing produce slots, followed by another number of punches piercing through the tube wall in such a way that the slots produced by the first number of punches alternate with respect to the slots produced by the second number of punches. Also, in some cases an internal support is used, whereby small slots are first produced in the tube wall while the internal support is within the tube. After the internal support is removed, the slots are widened to finished dimensions. The internal support can include upper and lower parts designed to engage one another in a sawtooth or undulating manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Klaus Kalbacher, Daniel Borst
  • Publication number: 20130327855
    Abstract: An orifice plate used as part of a fuel injector. The orifice plate has a base portion, an offset portion integrally formed with the base portion, a flow entry side and a flow exit side, where the base portion and the offset portion are part of the flow entry side and the flow exit side. A plurality of exit apertures is integrally formed with the offset portion. Each of the plurality of exit apertures includes a plurality of stepped portions, and at least one inner diameter, and each exit aperture is disposed at an angle relative to a central axis extending through the orifice plate. Each exit aperture is of a depth that is about twice the size of the inner diameter, providing optimal atomization of the fluid as the fluid flows through the exit apertures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark William Mosser, Michael Gene Pacyga
  • Patent number: 8597751
    Abstract: The invention relates to a splittable adhesive tape (1) with a left-hand (l) and a right-hand (r) delimiting edge, wherein at least one of these two edges (l, r) is unstraight. The unstraight edge (l) has projections (V), which are rounded at their furthest projecting points (v).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: tesa SE
    Inventors: Kerstin Götz, Klaus Kleinhoff
  • Publication number: 20130305893
    Abstract: An exemplary aspect comprises an apparatus comprising: (a) a first handle component comprising a first end and a second end; and (b) a second handle component comprising a third end and a fourth end, wherein the first end is connected to the third end via a spring clip, wherein the second end is connected to a first spatula component, wherein the fourth end is connected to a second spatula component, and wherein the first handle component is operable to be locked to the second handle component. In one or more exemplary embodiments: (1) the second spatula component and the second handle component comprise a retractable fork component; (2) the first spatula component comprises a serrated edge; and (3) the first handle component is operable to be locked to the second handle component via a sliding member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: QUIRKY INC.
    Inventors: Ben Kaufman, Faris Elmasu, Benjo Manuel, Nicholas Oxley
  • Patent number: 8555506
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a painted part of plastic material for the automobile industry having an opening, including the steps of molding the part and then, in the following order: painting the part; after painting, punching the part without edge-rounding using a punch to obtain the orifice; and after punching and extracting the punch from the orifice, rounding the edge of the opening of the orifice to have a predetermined radius of curvature in a radial section across the edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Compagnie Plastic Omnium
    Inventors: Bernard Bocaccio, Jerome Brizin, Marc Verwaerde, Francois Virelizier
  • Publication number: 20130247729
    Abstract: A method of creating perforations in wrapping film uses an apparatus that contains a plurality of needle points (or other piercing features) formed along a free-wheeling support bar. The bar is positioned to contact the film while it is being unrolled and is in a ‘tensioned’ state (in some embodiments, immediately prior to contacting the element to be wrapped). In performing the method, the free-wheeling perforation apparatus contacts a mechanized film roller such that the exposed needle points rotate against the mechanized roller and make the perforations in the film as it travels over the film roller. As long as the film roller is formed of a pliable material, the needles will pierce the film and create the desired perforations. The size and placement of needles can be adjusted to provide the required pattern of perforations, as well as dictate the size of the actual perforations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: BOYER MACHINE, INC.
    Inventor: Ronald S. Boyer, JR.
  • Patent number: 8539867
    Abstract: A perforating method comprising the steps of providing a pair of rotatable members, each rotatable member having anvils and perforating blades, rotating the first rotatable member in a clockwise direction while concurrently rotating the second rotatable member in a counterclockwise direction, and rotating the first rotatable member in the counterclockwise direction while concurrently rotating the second rotatable member in the clockwise direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Wade A. Powell, Scott K. Carter, Jr., Mark McDonnell
  • Publication number: 20130232745
    Abstract: The invention relates to a production method for a burner fabric membrane (1) consisting of special steel fabric layers for burning fuel/air mixtures. Additional passages (4) in the fabric (8) are produced by the displacement of the fabric and the mouths of the passages protrude from the membrane surface (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventors: Ulrich Dreizler, Daniel Dreizler
  • Publication number: 20130213555
    Abstract: A method of reusing an existing emblem from a vehicle. The method includes the steps of providing the identification of the existing emblem. From there, the dimensional characteristics of the existing emblem can be determined. The determined dimensional characteristics are then turned into a plurality of perforations through an adhesive sheet so that they correspond to the dimensional characteristics of the existing emblem. The existing emblem can then be applied to the adhesive sheet, and in turn, can be attached to a vehicle by way of the adhesive sheet. An entire library of templates corresponding to the dimensional characteristics of a plurality of existing emblems can be created.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventor: Steven Philip Smead
  • Publication number: 20130180372
    Abstract: A processing method of channels in a control valve includes steps of (1) preparing materials, which provides a valve base having a connecting portion protrudingly formed at outer periphery of a first pressure chamber, and an enlarging portion expandingly formed downward from the connecting portion; and (2) manufacturing channels, wherein a vertical channel is formed from upper portion of the connecting portion of the valve base to the enlarging portion, and a horizontal channel is formed from periphery of the first pressure chamber slantedly toward the enlarging portion. The valve base can be adjusted by adjusting a disposing angle, so that a drill head can drill slantedly from periphery of the first pressure chamber toward the enlarging portion without being interfered by an opening of the valve base, to achieve the goal of connecting the vertical channel without drilling through valve body of the valve base to assure completeness thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: TENNEY METAL WORKS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shih-Wei Chiu
  • Patent number: 8453871
    Abstract: Vacuum release systems that allow rapid, uninterrupted flow of a liquid through a first opening in a container when the container is inverted are disclosed. The vacuum release systems includes a holes punch and can be secured to the outer surface of the container. When the liquid-filled container is inverted, pressure is applied to the hole punch to form a second opening in the side of the container. The second opening releases the vacuum by allowing air to flow into the container, which, in turn, allows rapid, uninterrupted flow of the liquid through the first opening in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Fluid N Motion
    Inventors: Christopher Leon Dunyon, Bret Dunyon
  • Publication number: 20130091747
    Abstract: A business card having an original state that is convertible into a game in a playable state is described. The business card includes a main body having a first side and a second side. The first side has marketing information marked thereon. The main body comprises a goal structure for playing the game in a playable state. One or more detachable components are attached to the main body in the original state. The one or more detachable components are detached from the main body for interacting with the main body in the playable state. The business card is produced in the original state and the game is not playable in the original state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: BASHPOLE INVENTIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Bashpole Inventions, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130082087
    Abstract: A solder piece that has a rectangular parallelepiped shape formed by a punching process. Any one of the four surfaces of the rectangular parallelepiped other than the surface on which the shear droop portion generated by the punching process is formed and a surface opposite to the surface on which the shear droop portion is formed is sucked surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: SENJU METAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiko Abe, Koji Watanabe, Hideaki Takahashi, Masahiko Kanno, Masaya Ito
  • Publication number: 20130074919
    Abstract: An actuatable punch assembly forms a hole within an article. The actuatable punch assembly comprises a base plate coupled to the actuator. At least one segment block is adjustably coupled to the base plate. At least one cutting device for forming the hole within the article is coupled to the segment block. The segment block is adjustable relative to the base plate. The cutting device is adjustable relative to the segment block. As such, the cutting device is adjustable relative to the base plate for varying a position of the cutting device relative to the article to vary a size of the hole formed in the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: DOW CORNING CORPORATION
    Inventor: Dow Coming Corporation
  • Publication number: 20130074452
    Abstract: A bio-absorbable stand-alone film is derived at least in part from fatty acids. The bio-absorbable stand-alone film can have anti-adhesive, anti-inflammatory, non-inflammatory, and wound healing properties, and can additionally include one or more therapeutic agents incorporated therein. The stand-alone film has one or more perforations or depressions formed therein. Corresponding methods of making the bio-absorbable stand-alone film with one or more perforations or depressions include molding, cutting, carving, puncturing or otherwise suitable methods to create the perforations or depressions in the bio-absorbable stand-alone film. The resulting stand-alone film is bioabsorbable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: ATRIUM MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: ATRIUM MEDICAL CORPORATION
  • Patent number: 8394117
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for creating a puncture wound for obtaining a sample of a body fluid from a body part in which a skin opening is created at a puncture site in the epidermis in a skin-opening step. Then, in a sample collection step a sample collection puncture is executed by using a puncture element with which the skin opening is deepened with the puncture element, thereby creating a puncture wound for obtaining the sample. The invention also relates to a handheld apparatus for implementing this method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Heinz-Michael Hein, Irio Calasso, Hans List
  • Patent number: 8387497
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of preparing an absorbent layer from an absorbent nonwoven web having a first plurality of slits with a first orientation and a second plurality of slits with a second orientation, wherein the first orientation is different from the second orientation. The first plurality of slits and the second plurality of slits are at least partially through the absorbent nonwoven web, and the second plurality of slits at least partially intersects the first plurality to form apertures in the absorbent nonwoven web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Maria Raidel, Franz Aschenbrenner, Jan Ullmann
  • Publication number: 20130025421
    Abstract: A food preparation device includes an elongated, generally tubular rectangular main body having a top opening, a bottom opening, and a plurality of elongated grooves extending vertically along the main body. The device also includes a cap and base section for being removably positioned onto the main body, each of the cap and base sections including a plurality of openings for receiving and positioning a plurality of skewers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventors: CONSTANTINO TRIMARCHI, Armando Di Francesco
  • Publication number: 20130019726
    Abstract: A food stabilization device comprising one or more cross-bars and a plurality of teeth. The one or more cross-bars comprise at least one of a cross-bar height and a cross-bar width adapted to receive a gripping mechanism. The plurality of teeth extend from the one or more cross-bars and comprise a tip adapted to pierce one or more layers of a food item and a length adapted to at least partially reach the one or more layers of the food item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventor: Richard J. Rosenbaum
  • Publication number: 20120272801
    Abstract: A specimen slicing guide is provided for assisting in slicing a specimen taken from a human or an animal. The specimen slicing guide includes a base extending in a direction having a horizontal component. A plurality of needles extend from the base with gaps provided between the needles in the extension direction of the base. The needles extend at least substantially parallel to each other and at least substantially perpendicular to the horizontal component of base. A needle spacer has a plurality of holes and the plurality of needles are respectively disposed in the plurality of holes. The needle spacer is configured to press against the specimen and to move relative to the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: Shu ICHIHARA, Mina YAMASHITA
  • Publication number: 20120261417
    Abstract: A liquid container includes a brim forming a mouth opening into a product receiving chamber formed in a cup. A lid is coupled to the rim to close the mouth of the cup.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: BERRY PLASTICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyle F. Tabor, Alexander R. Kastelic
  • Publication number: 20120245011
    Abstract: A paper converting or rewinding machine provides a cutting or perforation section, equipped with at least one blade arranged to work in combination with a stationary knife to provide the division of the web of paper into a plurality of sheets of measured length. The blade can be integral to a fixed support, or alternatively to a cutting roller that rotates about a longitudinal rotation axis. The blade(s) can be a perforation blade, or a cutting blade, with helical shape, and mounted to a perforation roller. The stationary knife can be mounted to a fixed roller. The blade performs a cutting, or perforation, of the web into sheets working in combination with the stationary knife. The blades and the stationary knifes are long substantially as the width of the paper. In particular, the blade has at least one weakened portion of determined size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: MTC - MACCHINE TRASFORMAZIONE CARTA S.R.L.
    Inventor: Alessandro DE MATTEIS
  • Publication number: 20120240739
    Abstract: Vacuum release systems that allow rapid, uninterrupted flow of a liquid through a first opening in a container when the container is inverted are disclosed. The vacuum release systems includes a holes punch and can be secured to the outer surface of the container. When the liquid-filled container is inverted, pressure is applied to the hole punch to form a second opening in the side of the container. The second opening releases the vacuum by allowing air to flow into the container, which, in turn, allows rapid, uninterrupted flow of the liquid through the first opening in the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventors: Christopher Leon Dunyon, Bret Dunyon
  • Publication number: 20120174720
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a perforator are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2012
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventors: Wade A. Powell, Scott K. Carter, JR., Mark McDonnell
  • Publication number: 20120111164
    Abstract: A device and a method are disclosed for manually perforating a sheet of aluminum foil. The device includes a first member having a first surface with a plurality of apertures formed therein and a first guide member extending upwardly above the first surface. The device also includes a second member having a lower surface with a plurality of projections extending downwardly therefrom. Each of the projections can be simultaneously inserted into one of the plurality of apertures. A second guide member is formed on the second member and cooperates with the first guide member to permit the second member to move vertically relative to the first member. A sheet of aluminum foil can be placed between the first and second members, when they are spaced apart from one another, and the sheet of aluminum foil can be perforated by pressing the second member against the first member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventor: Michael Arthur Chizek
  • Patent number: 8166857
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a perforator are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Wade A. Powell, Scott K. Carter, Jr., Mark McDonnell
  • Patent number: 8168102
    Abstract: A machine utilized for producing and manufacturing a film, soft at touch, resilient and suitable at draining use. A film produced by such a machine, presents, at least, on one surface an essentially continuous pattern of micro-funnels three-dimensional (3D) directed in an essentially perpendicular way to the surface from which the micro-openings have origin. It presents also on the opposite surface a continuous pattern, composed by 3D macro-funnels directed in an essentially perpendicular way to the surface from which the macro-funnels have origin. The “micro-funnels” term, intend to describe a multitude of funnels non distinguishable by the human eye at a distance equal or higher than 450 mm. while the “macro funnels” term, intend to describe funnels clearly visible by the human eye at a distance higher than 450 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Texol S.R.L.
    Inventor: Fabio Di Berardino
  • Publication number: 20120055150
    Abstract: A brake booster includes a housing, a retention cuff, and a spring. The housing defines a passage to an interior chamber. The retention cuff is positioned in the interior chamber about the passage. The spring engages the retention cuff in the interior chamber. The master cylinder arrangement includes a tube member and a brake fluid reservoir. The tube member includes a first end and a second end. The tube member extends through the passage and the retention cuff such that the first end of the tube member is exposed to the interior chamber of the brake booster. The brake fluid reservoir is in fluid communication with the tube member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicants: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, ROBERT BOSCH LLC
    Inventor: John E. Mackiewicz
  • Publication number: 20120030976
    Abstract: A pinhole punched greeting card and process for the mass production of same. The process facilitates mass production of a pinhole punched greeting card by enabling the production of all pinholes simultaneously which until the present invention required making each individual pinhole one at a time. The process utilizes a metal die and counter. The metal die containing a plurality of individual cone-shaped protrusions configured in a design pattern and a metal counter which is the reverse of the metal die. The greeting card is placed and secured between the metal die and counter, then the metal die and counter are compressed together thereby making a plurality of pinhole punctures in the greeting card which correspond to the plurality of cone-shaped protrusions contained upon the metal die and counter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventors: Melinda Jo Leeders, Daniel Eugene Robinson
  • Patent number: 8084005
    Abstract: An apparatus for penetrating a cover over a multi-well sample plate containing at least one individual sample well includes a cutting head, a cutter extending from the cutting head, and a robot. The cutting head is connected to the robot wherein the robot moves the cutting head and cutter so that the cutter penetrates the cover over the multi-well sample plate providing access to the individual sample well. When the cutting head is moved downward the foil is pierced by the cutter that splits, opens, and folds the foil inward toward the well. The well is then open for sample aspiration but has been protected from cross contamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
    Inventor: Neil Reginald Beer
  • Publication number: 20110203432
    Abstract: A press (1) including:—a frame (2);—a first press bed (3) with a first tool part (4), wherein the first press bed (3) is provided between the frame (2) and the first tool part (4);—first displacement means (5);—a second press bed (6) with a second tool part (7) which in use is arranged at a position opposite to the first tool part (4), and where the second press bed (6) is provided between the frame (2) and the second tool part (7);—a device (8) for introducing work-pieces (9) between the first (4) and the second tool parts (7);—a device (10) for ejecting finished workpieces (9?);—a punch (11) which is vertically displaceable through coaxial openings (13, 14) between the first tool part (4) and the second tool part (7);—a punch cylinder (15) for displacing the punch (11), wherein the press furthermore includes second displacement means (16) which are connected between the frame (2) and the second tool part (7) for horizontal displacement of the second tool part (7) between a pressing position with the opening
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventor: Martin Hansen