Patents Examined by Christopher C Caillouet
  • Patent number: 10821713
    Abstract: A device for the placement of material on a surface includes a housing, a motor coupled to the housing, and a driving component coupled to the housing and powered by the motor. The device further includes at least one guide chute defining a guide channel with the driving component. The device further includes a layup roller coupled to the housing adjacent the guide channel. The layup roller includes a roller surface and the guide channel is configured to discharge a quantity of material to the roller surface. The layup roller is configured to deposit the material onto the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Shatil Sinha, James Duvall Bollacker, Matthew Harper Hockemeyer, Nitin Garg, Younkoo Jeong
  • Patent number: 10821682
    Abstract: A machine for producing parts made of composite material, the machine comprising a fiber-application head comprising an application roller, a guide system for guiding one or more fibers, in the form of a strip, towards said application roller, and at least one cutting system comprising a blade capable of being maneuvered by a cutting cylinder between a rest position and an active position for cutting a fiber, each cutting system comprising a counter-blade that is elastically held against the blade by the cutting edge thereof for cutting by shearing a fiber while the blade moves from the rest position thereof to the active position thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: CORIOLIS GROUP
    Inventors: Alexander Hamlyn, Loïc Gaillard
  • Patent number: 10815021
    Abstract: A label application system for applying labels to relatively short, round, straight-walled articles is constructed and designed so that labels to be applied to passing articles are delivered to the label application zone on a carrier web in a short feed orientation, with each label being oriented lengthwise across a width of the carrier web. At the time of labeling, the label is held stationary on a flat vacuum surface, and the label is applied by spinning the articles past the vacuum surface. As a result, the system is capable of labeling articles at processing speeds of at least 450 articles per minute or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Label-Aire, Inc.
    Inventor: Israel Vega
  • Patent number: 10800628
    Abstract: In a turn-up method for a reel-up for reeling of fiber webs, a web travelling in direction (S) is cut by two water jet nozzles moving in a transverse direction in relation to the web travelling direction (S). Two cuts (C1, C2) are formed by two water jet nozzles starting from the edges of the web (W) and moving to the web center where the cuts (C1, C2) cross or meet forming a V-shaped tail end (V1). After the cuts the movement of the water jet nozzles is stopped and after the return movement of the water jet nozzles, cutting is started again from the center toward the edges so that the web W is cut by two cuts (C3, C4) and a substantially V-shaped beginning end (V2) to the web W is formed and between the cuts (C1, C2) for the tail end (V1) and the cuts (C3, C4) for the beginning end (V2) there is formed one web reject part (R) with two substantially V-shaped cuts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventors: Jaakko Haapanen, Kimmo Penttilä, Vesa Riihelä, Kai Forssen
  • Patent number: 10800149
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for manufacturing a display unit, including: a carrying unit configured to carry an optical film; a cutting unit configured to form a slit line on the optical film from a side opposite to the release film by a predetermined depth, in which the release film is not cut; a peeling unit configured to peel the polarizing film from the release film; and an attaching unit configured to attach the polarizing film peeled from the release film to a panel, in which the carrying unit includes a carrying direction changing unit, which changes a direction in which the optical film is carried so that the optical film carried along a first straight section is carried along a second straight section crossing the first straight section, and when the carrying of the optical film is stopped, the slit line formed on the optical film is positioned in the first straight section or the second straight section among the first straight section, the second straight section, and a curved section positioned between
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Beom Seok Lee, Suk Jae Lee, Kyung Hyeok Park, San Park, Hang Suk Choi, Eung Jin Jang, Bong Su Jeung, Jea Han Ryoo
  • Patent number: 10792838
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system (10) for the continuous production of a curved profiled preform (5) from flat, semi-finished fiber products (1), and to a method for this purpose, wherein first belt sections (3a, 3b) are formed by a shaping device and subsequently the semi-finished fiber product is sheared with the aid of two rollers (51, 52) which are arranged in the conveying direction at a distance from one another, wherein the web height of the curved profiled mold can be varied by linearly displaceable rollers (61, 62).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventors: Arne Stahl, Henrik Borgwardt, Sascha Dehn
  • Patent number: 10786024
    Abstract: A water proof moisture management garment and a method of constructing such a garment in accordance with the present invention utilizes at least three layers. An outer layer may comprise a stretch woven textile treated with a durable water repellant finish. The outer layer may be micro-perforated to permit perspiration to evaporate through the micro-perforations. An inner layer may comprise a moisture management textile to facilitate the transport of perspiration away from the skin of a wearer. An intermediate layer may bond the outer layer to the inner layer. The intermediate layer may provide holes to permit the evaporation of perspiration from the inner layer through the micro-perforations of the outer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Luke A. Pezzimenti
  • Patent number: 10780650
    Abstract: A hole cutter/punch arrangement that can be changed over quickly to a different hole cutter or punch or slitter, or can instead be converted to a sealer in manufacture of items from plastic film. A reciprocating drive such as an air cylinder is coupled to a transverse mount or holder, of a T-shaped profile and the punches and sealers each have a mounting shoe with a transverse T-profile channel to slide onto the mount where a detent holds the shoe releasably in place. A triple-tree arrangement of a center drive post and left and right guide posts connects to the transverse holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Pearl Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Laurent Cros, Nicholas C. Green
  • Patent number: 10773915
    Abstract: A method for bonding the tail of a convolutely wound log to the body is provided. The method comprises the use of a bonding material to bond the tail to the wound log. The bonding material is applied to application sites arranged in a non-uniform pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Victoria Grace Strain, Gustav Andre Mellin
  • Patent number: 10756229
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an apparatus for manufacture of at least two solar cell arrangements. The apparatus includes a separation device configured for separating a first solar cell into two or more first solar cell solar cell pieces, and at least one positioning device configured for positioning at least one first solar cell piece of the two or more first solar cell pieces on a support device for forming a first solar cell arrangement of the at least two solar cell arrangements and for positioning at least one other first solar cell piece of the two or more first solar cell pieces on the support device for forming a second solar cell arrangement of the at least two solar cell arrangements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventors: Daniele Gislon, Luigi De Santi, Thomas Micheletti, Andrea Baccini, Mirko Galassi, Roberto Boscheratto
  • Patent number: 10751948
    Abstract: A process of constructing an air tight and water tight seam, comprising cutting a sheet of selected material into two or more panels, sealing the panels at respective selected edges using an ultrasonic machine to form a seam, overlaying the seam with a tape made of the same selected material, and sealing the tape and seam using a radio frequency (RF) welding machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: BETTER GALAXY, LLC
    Inventor: Lu Kui
  • Patent number: 10752534
    Abstract: A method for laser processing a laminate workpiece stack includes forming a contour line in a first transparent workpiece of the laminate workpiece stack having a resin layer disposed between the first transparent workpiece and a second transparent workpiece. Forming the contour line includes focusing a pulsed laser beam into a pulsed laser beam focal line directed into the first transparent workpiece to generate an induced absorption within the first transparent workpiece and translating the pulsed laser beam focal line along a first workpiece separation line, thereby laser forming the contour line having a plurality of defects. The method also includes separating the resin layer along a resin separation line by focusing the pulsed laser beam into the pulsed laser beam focal line directed into the resin layer and translating the pulsed laser beam focal line along the resin separation line, thereby laser ablating the resin layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Albert Roth Nieber, Kristopher Allen Wieland
  • Patent number: 10744810
    Abstract: A binding mechanism has a base, a feeder, a tape cutting unit, a tape holding unit and a tape support driving unit. The feeder is supported by the base. The feeder feeds an adhesive tape. The tape cutting unit is supported by the base. The tape cutting unit cuts the fed adhesive tape. The tape holding unit can hold the fed adhesive tape. The tape support units are installed as a pair. The tape support driving unit drives the pair of tape support units such that the pair of tape support units hold the fed adhesive tape simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventors: Takamitsu Sunaoshi, Takahiro Kokubo, Shunsuke Hattori, Kikuo Mizutani
  • Patent number: 10737821
    Abstract: A device for printing, severing and applying self-adhesive labels, wherein the device operates with a label material without a carrier strip. The label material has a printable layer, a carrier layer and a heat-sealable adhesive layer. The device has an applicator, by way of which the label is applied to an object to be labelled. The applicator can be moved up to the object to be labelled by way of a handling device, and the handling device is constructed in accordance with the principle of an open kinematic chain and has at least one translational kinematic axis and/or at least one rotational kinematic axis. The applicator can be heated by way of a heating device which operates in accordance with an electrical operating principle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: LOGOPAK SYSTEME GmbH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Lars Thuring, Carsten Schweder, Alexander Hamer
  • Patent number: 10737811
    Abstract: An apparatus for packaging a product comprises a packaging assembly to fix a film sheet to a support. The packaging assembly includes a lower tool having seats for receiving the support and an upper tool facing the lower tool and comprising a film holding plate for holding the film sheet. The film holding plate has an active surface for receiving the film sheet, where the upper and lower tools cooperating to define a packaging chamber. The packaging assembly is open to receive the film sheet in a first operating condition and is hermetically closed in a second operating condition. The film holding plate has a lateral surface extending substantially perpendicular to a plane defined by the active surface, the film holding plate comprising ejectors arranged in the lateral surface for ejecting a stream of gas substantially parallel to said plane and substantially away from a center of the active surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Cryovac, LLC
    Inventor: Stefano Capitani
  • Patent number: 10730081
    Abstract: A method of making a cleaning article. The cleaning article has discrete tufts of tow fibers. The discrete tufts are unequally spaced from adjacent tufts, to provide improved collection and retention of debris from a target surface. The cleaning article may be made by cutting out spaces between tufts from a precursor sheet. Optionally the precursor sheet may be attached to a carrier sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Nicola John Policicchio
  • Patent number: 10729594
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for increasing the number of articles processed. over a distance traveled in the machine direction of an assembly line. In particular, the orientation of the long dimension of the article is provided transverse to the machine direction, thus process rug the articles side-by-side instead of end-to-end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Curt G. Joa, Inc.
    Inventor: Jon Allen Pelland
  • Patent number: 10723039
    Abstract: A composite wood panel is manufactured from thin wood laminae cut from wood unsuitable for peeler logs or dimensional lumber. A cold set adhesive is applied to the wood laminae and they are formed into a randomly oriented mat that is cold rolled into a thin, pliable cold rolled stock that can be corrugated. A hot set adhesive may also be applied to the laminae to improve strength of the composite wood panel. The hot set adhesive is set in a hot press after the cold rolled stock is produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: BONDCORE, OU
    Inventor: Ronald J. Batty
  • Patent number: 10720347
    Abstract: A sheet expanding apparatus includes: an adhering mechanism including an adhering roller by which a belt-shaped sheet wound in a roll form is adhered to a plate-shaped body, and a cutter adapted to cut the belt-shaped sheet into a rectangular sheet larger in size than the plate-shaped body; an expanding mechanism adapted to expand the rectangular sheet in a first direction and a second direction; and a transfer unit by which the plate-shaped body having the rectangular sheet adhered thereto is transferred to the expanding mechanism. The belt-shaped sheet can be supplied to the sheet expanding apparatus in the state of being wound in the roll form, and the plate-shaped body can be transferred by the transfer unit and the rectangular sheet can be expanded, after the belt-shaped sheet is adhered to the plate-shaped body and is cut into the rectangular sheet in the sheet expanding apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventor: Shinichi Fujisawa
  • Patent number: 10710762
    Abstract: A process of producing printed variably imaged labels cut to individual label sheets in a pre-defined sequence of variable information synchronized with the planogram of a retail store for labeling, output from a factory assembly line for unique product labeling or labeling of shipments from a fulfillment or distribution warehouse that all have unique data and follow a planogram or planned sequence. The labels are cut into single sheets using a cutter/stacker and either use a crack and peel liner or a stripped matrix around the label to facilitate easy removal and application. The cutter/stacker processes converted label stock that is either pre-printed and die cut and/or variably imaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventor: Peter J. Dronzek, Jr.