Other Than Completely Through Work Thickness Or Through Work Presented Patents (Class 83/861)
  • 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: 20150065208
    Abstract: An accessory unit for use with an electronic device is described. Accessory unit includes a front flap and a rear cover. The rear cover includes a recessed portion that defines a chamber and a lip portion. The chamber is configured to receive a consumer electronic device, and the lip portion is configured to hold the consumer electronic device therein by an interference fit that exposes substantially all of a display portion of the consumer electronic product. The front flap can include segments formed from panels with folding regions therebetween, which allow the front flap to fold. Further, an end region of the front flap pivotally couples the front flap to the rear cover, such that the front flap may be moved between open and closed configurations. The front may include magnetic elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Santhana Krishnan Balaji, Amy Qian, Pinida J. Moolsintong
  • Publication number: 20150028547
    Abstract: Then invention relates to seals, methods for making seals and devices for making seals wherein the seals comprise a rigid substrate with two substantially parallel major surfaces (106, 108) wherein said surfaces are separated by a cut surface (110). The cut surface (110) comprises a first burnished region (119) of height p1 and a second burnished region (121) of height p2 wherein said first and second burnished regions are separated by a rough breakout (123) of height b.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Sven Haglund, Jonas Andersson
  • Publication number: 20140312608
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an object comprising a region of its surface suitable for showing a plurality of images. Each of these images is observable from a different direction such that upon observing one of the images the other images stop being observable and do not interfere in the viewing of the observed image. The configuration which allows generating the region of surfaces suitable for showing the plurality of images allows for mass production by means of stamping or minting techniques and complicates the reproduction by unauthorized manufacturers. A method which allows obtaining the object having a region suitable for showing a plurality of images is also an object of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Fabrica Nacional De Moneda Y Timbre-Real Casa De L Moneda
    Inventor: Julián Zamorano De Blas
  • Publication number: 20140305274
    Abstract: To assist in the reuse and repurposing of packaging and others materials, the present disclosure provides an integrated label remover that allows for quick and easy removal of media (e.g., labels, UPC codes) from a box or other packaging material (e.g., a protective envelope). The label remover utilizes a micro blade to score or cut around the label and a larger lifting blade that allows a user to easily detach the edge of the media for removal. The micro blade can cut to a micro layer thickness while preserving the integrity of the box. This micro layer cut provides access to the area between the media and the material, so that the lifting blade can be inserted to disrupt any adhesive or other means of affixation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Gerald E. Mueller, Joy A. Packard, Shaelyn D. Crutchley
  • Publication number: 20140245875
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for stripping tight-buffered optical fibers are disclosed. The methods include removing a portion of the buffer layer and thin-coating layer to expose the bare fiber at the optical fiber end, wherein the cuts to the optical fiber needed to strip the optical fiber are made simultaneously. In some methods, a portion of the cover is used to clean the bare fiber as the cover portion is removed. In other methods, the normal force that secures the cover is alleviated so that the cover portion can be removed without breaking the bare fiber. Different apparatus configured to effectuate the stripping methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Corning Cable Systems LLC
    Inventors: Carl Randall Harrison, Gregory Earl McMinn, Brett Alllen Menke, Chanh Cuong Vo
  • Publication number: 20140238213
    Abstract: A method for performing at least one mechanical operation on a structure including at least one first layer stacked onto at least a second layer, the first layer including at least one material with a Young's modulus equal to or higher than about 50 GPa and higher than that of at least one material of the second layer, the method including: thinning the first layer, located at least at one area of the structure intended to undergo application of a pressing force upon implementing the mechanical operation; and implementing the mechanical operation including applying the pressing force located on at least one part of the area of the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Commissariat a l'energie atomique et aux ene alt
    Inventors: Hubert Moriceau, Maxime Argoud, Marc Zussy
  • Publication number: 20140224093
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for distressing material, such as a board. The apparatus may include a cutter head supporting a blade, a guide member, and a flattening device. The flattening device and the guide member are positioned proximate the cutter head and on opposite sides thereof. In response to the cutter head and the surface of the material being brought into cutting contact and moved relative to each other, a resulting portion of the surface of the material is distressed. The flattening device maintains the proper vertical position of the cutter head and blade relative to the material and a material support as the material is being brought into cutting contact with the cutter head. The guide member levels warped material boards thereby bringing the board into proper elevation and engagement with the blade for cutting or scraping a top surface of the board. The material may be wood.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Armstrong World Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: MATTHEW S. MYERS, BRIAN W. BEAKLER
  • Patent number: 8772134
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing semiconductor chips from a semiconductor wafer, including the steps of: fastening, on a first support frame, a second support frame having outer dimensions smaller than the outer dimensions of the first frame and greater than the inner dimensions of the first frame; arranging the wafer on a surface of a film stretched on the second frame; carrying out wafer processing operations by using equipment capable of receiving the first frame; separating the second frame from the first frame and removing the first frame; and carrying out wafer processing operations by using equipment capable of receiving the second frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics (Tours) SAS
    Inventors: Vincent Jarry, Patrick Hougron, Dominique Touzet, José Mendez
  • Publication number: 20140175774
    Abstract: A pre-weakened cover of an airbag module is provided including a layer having an outer show surface and an opposing inner surface. A plurality of first cuts is arranged at a first angle on the inner surface. A plurality of second cuts is arranged at a second angle on the inner surface. Each of the second cuts intersects two adjacent first cuts to form a generally V-shaped pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventor: Udo Kansteiner
  • Publication number: 20140130323
    Abstract: The object is to provide a balance correction sheet used for correcting the whole pressure balance of a punching machine. A balance correction die (20) for a punching machine has a configuration in which a plurality of punching blades are disposed on a substrate (21), the punching blades are configured from belt-shaped first blades (25) disposed parallel to each other, and second blades (26) disposed at predetermined intervals in the direction traversing between the first blades (25), the protrusion heights of the punching blades (25, 26) are equal, and by the entry of the edges of the punching blades (25, 26) into the middle of a laminated sheet (10) formed by laminating peelable sheets, cuts are formed in the depth direction of the laminated sheet (10) that serves as a balance correction sheet for the punching machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: MAKE A BOX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuaki Asai
  • Patent number: 8715777
    Abstract: In a method in which a cut line is formed on one surface of a planar glass material, and the cut line is allowed to extend in the thickness direction of the glass material, thereby cutting a glass substrate from the glass material, the cut line is selectively formed on a surface having relatively small surface waviness out of two opposing surfaces of the glass material. In the case of a glass material formed into a planar shape on a molten metal, the surface which has come into contact with the molten metal is selected as the surface having relatively small surface waviness. When a disk-shaped glass substrate is cut from the glass material, cutting is performed under conditions where either one of the thickness and the radius of the glass material and the maximum height of surface waviness of the glass material satisfy a predetermined relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Marquez, Elmer Mahia
  • Publication number: 20140090538
    Abstract: A method and optical fiber stripper for removing one or more coatings from an optical fiber is disclosed. The method includes inserting an optical fiber into an optical fiber stripper comprising a pair of fiber stress distributing elements, wherein a normal stress is applied to the fiber by the fiber stress distributing elements along the length of fiber intended to be stripped. The optical fiber stripper includes a pair of grip members, a cutting mechanism, and a pair of fiber stress distributing elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: Corning Cable Systems LLC
    Inventor: Elli Makrides-Saravanos
  • Publication number: 20140069250
    Abstract: Described are embodiments of an invention for a method and a tool to produce a textured surface on the retention tab of a storage cell. The tool has a form that fits within the storage cell. The form has a hard material with a hard surface with contacts a surface of the retention tab within the storage cell. The movement of the hard surface across the surface of the retention tab produces a textured surface on the retention tab. The textured interface between a notch of a data storage cartridge and a retention tab of a storage cell provides a consistent and low friction force that retains the data storage cartridge within the cell but allows the accessor to easily remove the data storage cartridge when needed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dylan J. Boday, Andrew S. Green, Shawn M. Nave
  • Publication number: 20140042798
    Abstract: A composite bicycle rim includes a first annular side wall, a second annular side wall and an annular bridge. The first annular side wall has a first braking contact portion. The second annular side wall has a second braking contact portion. The annular bridge extends between the first and second annular side walls. At least one of the first and second braking contact portions has a plurality of exposed hard particles partially embedded in a non-metallic layer. The exposed hard particles are partially exposed on an outermost surface of the at least one of the first and second braking contact portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: SHIMANO INC.
    Inventors: Toru IWAI, Yoshikazu KASHIMOTO
  • Patent number: 8636432
    Abstract: A cutting device includes: a cutter unit having a cutter blade; and a cutter operation mechanism which causes the cutter unit to carry out a circulatory movement including a cutting preparation operation which causes the cutter unit to advance toward a tape-like member from a cutting start position, a cutting operation which causes the cutter unit to move to a cutting completion position, a withdrawal operation which causes the cutter unit to retreat from the cutting completion position to a withdrawal position, and a return operation which causes the cutter unit to return to a cutting stand-by position, wherein the cutter operation mechanism, in the return operation, makes the cutting start position and withdrawal position of the cutter unit different between a full cutting which cuts all of the tape-like member and a half cutting which cuts one portion of the tape-like member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Shinsaku Kosuge
  • Publication number: 20140000516
    Abstract: A contrast target tool for locating and marking a desired location on a surface of an object. The contrast tool can have a target flange with a plurality of contrast targets thereon and a marker that is rigidly attached to and extending from the target flange. The marker can have a marker end that is operable to produce a mark on the three-dimensional object and the target flange with the marker can be operable to be viewed by a digital imaging system. In this manner, a present location of the marker end can be determined and tracked in real time to allow the operator to locate and place the marker end at the desired or precise location on the object surface and produce a mark thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Ray Dickinson
  • Publication number: 20130340589
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a manufacturing device and manufacturing method of a liquid crystal panel. The manufacturing device includes a cutting device for cutting a split plate of a CF substrate of the liquid crystal panel to reveal terminals of a TFT transistor substrate of the liquid crystal panel; a cutting detecting device for detecting cutting state of the split plate and outputting the detecting result; and a first transferring device for receiving the detecting result and operating according to the detecting result. The cutting detecting device detects the cutting state of the liquid crystal panel cut by the cutting device and outputs the detected cutting state to the first transferring device, which prevents the liquid crystal panel with the remained split plate from being transferred to the LC alignment device and avoids the undesirable alignment of the CF substrate and the waste of the liquid crystal panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haiwei Pan, Shengpeng Mo
  • Patent number: 8615152
    Abstract: An optical branching device suitable for branching optical fibers extracted through an access window cut in a sheath of an optical cable. The optical branching device includes a central channel configured to house a portion of the optical cable, at least one lateral channel which branches from the central channel and which is configured to house at least one of the optical fibers, and a housing suitable for receiving a fixing member for fixing the device to the optical cable. The housing is in a non-projecting position relative to the lateral channel along a longitudinal direction of the central channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Prysmian S.p.A.
    Inventor: Fabio Abbiati
  • Patent number: 8579526
    Abstract: A cutting device includes: a cutter unit having a cutter blade; and a cutter operation mechanism which causes the cutter unit to carry out a circulatory movement including a cutting preparation operation which causes the cutter unit to advance toward a tape-like member from a cutting start position, a cutting operation which causes the cutter unit to move to a cutting completion position, a withdrawal operation which causes the cutter unit to retreat from the cutting completion position to a withdrawal position, and a return operation which causes the cutter unit to return to a cutting stand-by position, wherein the cutter operation mechanism, in the return operation, makes the cutting start position and withdrawal position of the cutter unit different between a full cutting which cuts all of the tape-like member and a half cutting which cuts one portion of the tape-like member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Shinsaku Kosuge
  • Patent number: 8562230
    Abstract: A cutting device which carries out cutting operations in a width direction of a tape-like member, includes: a cutter unit having a cutter blade; and a cutter operation mechanism having a power transmission mechanism which transmits power for causing the cutter unit to operate and carry out a circulatory movement including the cutting operations, a full cutting and a half cutting, with one mechanism, wherein the power transmission mechanism has a rotating circular plate which rotates by means of power input from a drive portion, and the rotating circular plate has on each surface an engagement portion which branches and transmits power caused by the rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Shinsaku Kosuge
  • Publication number: 20130269289
    Abstract: A building sheet includes a substantially flat board having a front surface, a back surface and a thickness defined therebetween. At least one of the front and back surfaces defines a surface direction. The thickness defines a thickness direction that is substantially perpendicular to the surface direction. Recesses are formed in at least one of the front and back surfaces. The recesses have a maximum dimension in the surface direction of less than 3/8 inch, such that each recess is too small to receive a head of the fastener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Thomas C. Gilbert, Robert E. Battles, David H. Steele
  • Publication number: 20130260074
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pre-cut multilayer packaging material comprising a plurality of successive entirely cut layers with the exception of one layer, said layer being only partially cut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: AMCOR FLEXIBLES TRANSPAC NV
    Inventors: Jens Pilzecker, Wilfried Thobe
  • Patent number: 8534942
    Abstract: A cutting device includes: a cutter unit having a cutter blade; and a cutter operation mechanism which causes the cutter unit to carry out a circulatory movement including a cutting preparation operation which causes the cutter unit to advance toward a tape-like member from a cutting stand-by position to a cutting start position, the cutting operation which causes the cutter unit to move from the cutting start position to a cutting completion position, a withdrawal operation which causes the cutter unit to retreat from the cutting completion position to a withdrawal position, and a return operation which causes the cutter unit to return from the withdrawal position to the cutting stand-by position, wherein the cutter operation mechanism, in the cutting preparation operation, makes the cutting start operation different between a full cutting and a half cutting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Shinsaku Kosuge
  • Patent number: 8529991
    Abstract: A method involves creating a recess in a surface of a part so the recess is adjacent a portion of the part, thereafter forming a coating on the surface of the part with a portion of the coating being disposed in the recess, and thereafter removing material of the portion of the part with a tool. According to a different aspect, an apparatus includes a recess-forming section that forms a recess in a surface of a part so the recess is adjacent a portion of the part, a coating section that forms a coating on the surface of the part with a portion of the coating disposed in the recess, and a material-removing section that subsequently removes material of the portion of the part with a tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Raytheon Canada Limited
    Inventors: Geoffrey G. Harris, Daniel B. Mitchell, Douglas J. Brown
  • Publication number: 20130139393
    Abstract: A perforation apparatus for use with cable jackets and related systems and methods thereof is provided. The tool includes a pliers assembly having at least a first jaw member positioned opposing a second jaw member, wherein relative movement of the first and second jaw members is controlled with at least a first handle and a second handle. A first knife edge is on the first jaw member and a second knife edge is on the second jaw member. Each of the first and second knife edges are oriented substantially parallel to one another and substantially perpendicular to a length of first and second handles. The first and second knife edges are movable towards one another. A spacing device is connected to the pliers assembly, wherein the spacing device controls a closing distance between the first knife edge and the second knife edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: Rockbestos Surprenant Cable Corp.
    Inventor: Rockbestos Surprenant Cable Corp.
  • Publication number: 20130098220
    Abstract: A process and system for continuously removing an external weld bead from a moving pipe or tube that has been formed with a longitudinal weld seam extending along a longitudinal axis of the pipe or tube. An at least partially closed ribbon chamber receives scarfed ribbon on one end of the chamber, and a chopping device located adjacent the other end of the chamber chops the ribbon into pieces, before the ribbon pieces can jam or disrupt the continuous system flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventor: John Seminew
  • Publication number: 20130075193
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of manufacturing a composite acoustic panel employed in an inlet passage of a gas turbine engine (1). The acoustic panel comprises a permeable face-layer (8), an impermeable backing sheet (9) and a sound absorbing layer (10) disposed therebetween. The method comprises a double polymerisation process for the face-layer and the remainder of the acoustic panel and finally a perforation step to perforate the face-layer according to a pre-determined perforation distribution (11.1, 11.2, 11.3, 11.4, 11.5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventor: Armando Vavalle
  • Publication number: 20130074859
    Abstract: A nail gel/acrylic removal system and method for manufacturing a roll of foil segments with pads around a core used for nail gel and acrylic nail removal. A pad is configured to receive and absorb a substance for dissolving at least one of nail gel and acrylic nails. A segment of foil with an affixed pad is sized to wrap around at least a portion of a finger of a human hand so that the pad with the substance for dissolving is in contact with a fingernail of the hand. First and second sets of perforations are placed along opposite edges of the foil segment, so that pairs of foil segments with the pads are joined at the first and second set of perforations. A roll is formed of the foil segments with pads around a core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventors: Gavril Horvath, George Schaeffer
  • Publication number: 20130040112
    Abstract: To produce an original work of art in which intrinsic characteristics such as the artistry and creativity of a seal itself can be fully expressed, provided is an ornament including: a decorative seal portion in which a decorative seal is formed; and an auxiliary decorative portion in which an auxiliary decoration is formed, and which is arranged around the decorative seal portion. The decorative seal is selectively formed in the decorative seal portion in accordance with the purpose of decoration or a consumer's taste, and the auxiliary decoration having a variety of designs is formed in the auxiliary decorative portion manually or by means of a mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventor: Jong-Moon Yoon
  • Publication number: 20120299273
    Abstract: An airbag cover with a support component and a top-cover component, wherein the support component and the top-cover component are covered up with a covering material. A predetermined breakage line is formed between the support component and the top-cover component, which defines at least one serration or one undulation at the edge of the top-cover component, and the covering material exhibits a structural weakening, wherein the contour of the structural weakening is congruent with the contour of the breakage line at least in the area of the serration or the undulation. The breakage line between the support component and the top-cover component and the structural weakening of the covering material are formed at least in the area of the serration or the undulation by means of one or a plurality of cuts, which fully penetrate the support component and partially penetrate the covering material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL AUTOMOTIVE COMPONENTS GROUP GMBH
    Inventor: Siegfried LESNIK
  • Patent number: 8309881
    Abstract: A portable engraving system comprises an enclosure adapted to operably accommodate an engraving device, wherein the enclosure comprises an adjustment system. The adjustment system comprises one or more adjustable devices, and the adjustable devices are adapted to adjust a distance between the enclosure and a work surface thereby allowing adjustment of the distance between the enclosure and the work surface, whereby the enclosure is adjustable with respect to the work surface. The enclosure further comprises an opening wherein the engraving device is operably positioned thereto, whereby the work surface is accessible to the engraving device therethrough. The enclosure is positionable adjacent the work surface and operably disposed thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventor: Tong Li
  • Publication number: 20120280483
    Abstract: A roll of pre-printed stamp label stock comprises a core, and a web of material having a longitudinally-extending axis and wound on the core along the axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: NCR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Debora R. Jeske, Charlie McGivney
  • Publication number: 20120277793
    Abstract: A barbed suture is provided. The barbed suture includes an elongate body and at least one barb extending from the elongate body. The elongate body defines a recess adjacent the at least one barb. Also provided is a method of making a barbed suture. The method includes the steps of providing a suture nest and a punch apparatus configured for operable engagement with the suture nest, loading a suture through the suture nest, engaging the punch apparatus with the suture nest, and disengaging the punch apparatus with the suture nest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: Tyco Healthcare Group LP,
    Inventors: Stanislaw Marczyk, Russell Pribanic
  • Publication number: 20120266733
    Abstract: A sampling device for removing a surface portion from a substrate. The device includes a frame structure and a cutter head assembly. The cutter head assembly includes a pivot body having a first end supported at a pivot point on the frame structure, and a cutter supported for rotation about a rotational axis at a second end of the pivot body. The cutter has a semi-ellipsoidal shape and a drive motor is operably connected to the cutter. The pivot point is located in spaced relation to the rotational axis. The cutter is operable to cut a surface portion of a substrate during pivotal movement about the pivot point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventors: Michael R. Vindler, Ronald H. Lovett
  • Patent number: 8250960
    Abstract: Systems and methods for cutting, or trimming, a catheter at a specified location along the length of the catheter. The catheter preferably includes a stop feature which interacts with an elongate member of the cutting system to determine the catheter is in a proper position to be cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Cardiac Dimensions, Inc.
    Inventors: Louis R. Hayner, Evan M. Keech, Lucas S. Gordon
  • Publication number: 20120183691
    Abstract: A method of enhancing the appearance of a golf ball by visually distinguishing golf ball cover land area from golf ball cover dimples, comprising: providing a golf ball comprising a core, a cover and optionally an intermediate layer disposed between the core and the cover, wherein said cover comprises an outer surface defining a plurality of dimples and a land area between the dimples; applying a first color to the entire golf ball outer surface; masking either the land area or the dimples; applying a second color to the outer surface over the first color; followed by removing the masking to complete a colored golf ball wherein the masked area has the color appearance of the first color and the unmasked area has the color appearance of at least one of the second color and a third color produced by applying the second color over the first color.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventors: Manjari Kuntimaddi, Edmund A. Hebert, Nicholas M. Nardacci
  • Publication number: 20120163760
    Abstract: An optical branching device suitable for branching optical fibres extracted through an access window cut in a sheath of an optical cable. The optical branching device includes a central channel configured to house a portion of the optical cable, at least one lateral channel which branches from the central channel and which is configured to house at least one of the optical fibres, and a housing suitable for receiving a fixing member for fixing the device to the optical cable. The housing is in a non-projecting position relative to the lateral channel along a longitudinal direction of the central channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventor: Fabio ABBIATI
  • Publication number: 20120118123
    Abstract: A method is provided for forming a barbed medical device which includes the steps of providing a blank workpiece and forming at least one barb on the blank workpiece by applying vibrational energy to a tool and bringing the tool and the blank workpiece into contact with each other at an angle such that the tool cuts into the surface of the blank workpiece. A barbed medical device formed by this method is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Nicholas Maiorino, Mark S. Buchter, Matthew D. Cohen, Michael Primavera, Timothy D. Kosa
  • Publication number: 20120121862
    Abstract: A method of preparing a sheet of material for bending along a bend line comprising the step of forming of at least one displacement in the thickness direction of the sheet of material with a portion of the periphery of the displacement closest to the bend line providing an edge and opposed face configured in position to produce edge-to-face engagement of the sheet on opposite sides of the periphery during bending. The forming step is preferably accomplished using one of a stamping process, a punching process, a roll-forming process and an embossing process. A sheet of material suitable for bending using the process also is disclosed, as are the use of coatings, shin guards and displacing the area of the sheet between bending inducing slits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: Industrial Origami, Inc.
    Inventors: Max W. Durney, Philip M. Arnold
  • Publication number: 20120073132
    Abstract: A radial pin 2 has a second end portion 2B protruded from an outer surface of a turbine casing 1 and a first end portion 2A inserted into a through hole 3 formed in the turbine casing 1, and a weld bead 4 is formed on a periphery of the second end portion 2B. A weld bead cutting device 10 has a cutting portion 12 which cuts the weld bead 4 formed on the periphery of the radial pin 2, and a support portion 20 which supports the cutting portion 12 on an end surface 2C of the second end portion 2B of the radial pin 2 such that the cutting portion 12 is movable along the periphery of the radial pin 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventors: Daichi Sugitani, Nobuchika Suezawa, Daisuke Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20120067842
    Abstract: A gasket for a bottle closure that regulates the diffusion of oxygen into the bottle is provided. In one example, the gasket includes a flexible substrate permeable to oxygen and a barrier film that is less permeable to oxygen than the substrate layer, where the combined structure has a light transmittance of between 0.5% and 10%. In some examples, the substrate includes a polymer layer and the film comprises a metal or non-metal film, where the film may be vapor deposited or sputtered onto the substrate. The metalized film layer may be deposited on the substrate to allow oxygen to diffuse there through at a rate of 1.5 cc/m2/day to 20 cc/m2/day, or 5 mg of oxygen to diffuse through over a period of 6 months to 8 years. The exemplary gasket or liner may further include a film that is perforated to create areas of differing oxygen transmission through the substrate and film structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventor: Timothy P. Keller
  • Publication number: 20120064301
    Abstract: A cutting line partially through a multilayer plate structure (1) comprising at least one rigid layer (6, 7) attached to a non-rigid layer (5) is formed by punching in one operation a cutting edge (15) through at least the rigid layer the leaving at least one layer (7) of the multilayer plate structure (1) uncut. During the cutting operation, the rigid layer is gripped by lateral position retaining means (16) to prevent lateral movement of the rigid layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: TRELLEBORG RUBORE AB
    Inventors: Jonas Andersson, Pierre Josefsson
  • Publication number: 20120053035
    Abstract: A transporting apparatus for transporting flat, sheet-like material through one or more processing stations of a sheet-processing machine includes at least one upper conveying apparatus and at least one lower conveying apparatus with conveying devices which are in contact with one another. The upper and lower conveying apparatuses are fastened in such a way that they can be altered freely in length. A sheet-processing machine with a transporting apparatus is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: HEIDELBERGER DRUCKMASCHINEN AG
    Inventors: WOLFGANG DIEHR, MARTIN MERTENS, SEDAT PADAR
  • Publication number: 20120017744
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of manufacturing a product (10) formed in a pressing tool, wherein the tool is also designed to carry out a cutting and/or punching operation on the product. The cutting operation/punching operation is incomplete, such that waste/scrap (33, 41; 52; 64) resulting from the cutting/punching operation remains with the product (10) when the product leaves the pressing tool. The waste/scrap (33, 41; 52; 64) is removed during a subsequent finishing. The waste/scrap (33, 41; 52; 64) remains with the product (10) via at least one connecting bridge (31, 42; 51; 61) or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventor: Anders Nilsson
  • Patent number: 8092863
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods for manufacturing lightweight building boards (1) starting from a workpiece (2) which comprises two thin-walled cover layers (4, 6) and at least one core layer (8) which is disposed between the cover layers (4, 6) and is made of a light filling material, the at least one core layer (8) possessing cavities and having a lower average density than the cover layers. The method comprises the following steps: forming in the workpiece (2) at least one groove (10) which extends through at least one first cover layer (4) and at least partly through the at least one core layer (8) and circumscribes at least a portion of a contour of the lightweight building board (1) to be manufactured; introducing a hardenable mass (12) into the at least one groove (10); at least partly hardening the hardenable mass (12); and making a separating cut along the at least one groove (10), so the at least partly hardened mass (12) is separated in the longitudinal direction of the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Homag Holzbearbeitungssysteme AG
    Inventors: Johannes Schmid, Achim Gauss
  • Publication number: 20110318227
    Abstract: A microfluidic system including a substrate in sheet form, at least one hydrophilic microfluidic channel supported on a surface of the substrate, and at least one function component formed as part of the substrate for providing a functional component for the microfluidic channel wherein the functional component comprises at least one cut within the substrate for providing a switch or filter component for the microfluidic channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventors: Wei Shen, Xu Li, Junfie Tian, Thanh Huynh Nguyen, Gil Garnier
  • Publication number: 20110278060
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to electrical insulation barriers. More particularly, the invention encompasses an electrical insulation barrier having knock-out features for an electronic apparatus. The electrical insulation barrier is preferably made from a brittle material, such as, for example, a thermoset insulating material, a glass reinforced polyester laminate material (such as, for example, GPO-1, GPO-2, GPO-3), and the like. The electrical insulation barrier is preferably used to insulate and/or isolate electrical conductors. With this invention a single master or universal type part can be made and used in many configurations and locations dependent on the design of the electronic apparatus. The invention allows for the creation of one or more opening in the electrical insulation barrier by knocking-out or removing one or more pre-defined shapes to allow clearance for intersecting electrical parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
    Inventors: Rahul Rajvanshi, Jason Parkerson, Thomas W. Hawkins
  • Publication number: 20110247511
    Abstract: Fiducials having substantially continuous portions made on a substrate allow the position of the substrate to be determined. An approach for making fiducials involves moving first and second fiducial devices together back and forth across the substrate along a trajectory having a component along the lateral axis of the substrate while the substrate and the first and second fiducial devices are in relative motion along the longitudinal axis of the substrate. The first fiducial device operates to make one fiducial on the substrate during the movement along the trajectory and the relative motion. The second fiducial device operates to make another fiducial on the substrate during the movement along the trajectory and the relative motion. The fiducials may be formed so that they have a constant spatial frequency with the first fiducial being out of phase with respect to the second fiducial.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Daniel H. Carlson, Daniel J. Theis, Brian K. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20110224634
    Abstract: Adjustable covers, systems, and methods are presented that include an adjustable cover that may be adjusted to an appropriate size by hand without requiring cutting tools and without substantial leaks. In one instance, the adjustable covering includes a drape member with a plurality of non-leaking tear paths. Each non-leaking tear path includes a weakened path of the drape member that may be torn. The adjustable covering may further include a first plurality of tear starters formed on a first initiation edge of the drape member. Each tear starter of the first plurality of tear starters is aligned with one of the plurality of tear paths. Each of the first plurality of tear starters is adapted to facilitate the initiation of a tear along a tear path. The grains of the drape member, a backing layer, and support layer may also be in the same direction. Other adjustable covers, systems, and methods are presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Inventors: Christopher Brian Locke, Timothy Mark Robinson, Richard Daniel John Coulthard