Patents Examined by David Klein
  • Patent number: 4104099
    Abstract: Wafers to be processed are mounted to a lapping plate of a lapping machine using a photosensitive thermoplastic material, such as a photoresist. In a preferred embodiment, the wafers are laminated to a dry film photopolymer disposed on a carrier sheet, after which the sheet is secured to the lapping plate using a pressed-fit hoop that stretches the carrier sheet across the surface of the lapping plate and holds the sheet secure about the perimeter of the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1978
    Assignee: International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation
    Inventor: Raymond E. Scherrer
  • Patent number: 4104064
    Abstract: There are described novel yellow compounds which are represented by the formula ##STR1## wherein X is a member selected from the group consisting of ##STR2## The compounds may be used for various applications and preferably are utilized as imaging particles in the photoelectrophoretic imaging method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1978
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Robert J. Gruber
  • Patent number: 4102722
    Abstract: A method of making transparent electroconductive window comprising an assembly element supporting a circuit portion electrically coupled to a novel self-soldering bus bar consisting essentially of particles of a finely divided highly electroconductive metal, such as silver, dispersed within a metal alloy having a fusion point between about 70.degree. and about 150.degree. C. A mixture of finely divided metal and of said alloy is applied to an assembly element along one or more lines in electrical contact with an electroconductive heating element carried by said assembly element. The one assembly element is assembled with other assembly elements to form a sandwich that is laminated at a temperature higher than the fusion point of the metal alloy to form a transparent electroconductive window having highly conductive, self-soldering bus bars formed along said lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1978
    Assignee: PPG Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: George W. Shoop
  • Patent number: 4101353
    Abstract: In a method for splicing cables, a first cable is connected to a second cable to form a junction and a heat shrinkable sleeve is positioned over the junction. A portable hot pack having properties for developing a temperature in excess of 250.degree. C is conformed around the sleeve to shrink the sleeve around the junction and thereby seal and insulate the junction. The hot pack can include first and second chemicals which react to initiate a series of heat producing reactions which occur at different temperatures to incrementally elevate the temperature of the hot pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1978
    Assignee: Kay Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Susan Steves Watson
  • Patent number: 4101366
    Abstract: An electronic digital display scale with a label printer adapted to weigh an article, to print a measured weight of said article on a label and to adhere said label onto said article weighed, wherein the printed label is held by a label transfer device by means of adhering or suction and transferred to an applying position outside a frame, thereby said label is applied to the weighted article by depressing said weighed article against the label retained by said label transfer device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1976
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1978
    Assignee: Teraoka Seikosho Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuharu Teraoka, Kazuo Nishimura
  • Patent number: 4101364
    Abstract: It is herein proposed to laminate a film onto a convex-concaved solid surface in a vacuum to accomplish tight contact between the film and the solid surface. The apparatus includes an air tight housing in which lamination press rolls are arranged, wherein feeding-in and feeding-out of materials such as a base plate and a film for lamination are effected through air tight roll assemblies incorporated in the wall structure of the air tight housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1976
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1978
    Assignee: Hitachi Chemical Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsushige Tsukada, Nobuyuki Hayashi, Hideo Yamada, Toshiaki Ishimaru, Asao Isobe, Tadazi Sato
  • Patent number: 4101358
    Abstract: Methods of making network structures include forming on one side of a sheet of thermoplastic polymer a plurality of parallel continuous main ribs and forming on the other side of the sheet in a different direction a plurality of parallel discontinuous tie ribs. The tie ribs are discontinuous in the areas where they cross over the main ribs to eliminate any increased thickness at the cross-over points of the main ribs and tie ribs. The ribbed sheet thus formed is drawn in either one direction or in two preferably perpendicular directions to open the sheet into a network structure and to orient the main ribs and preferably also to orient the tie ribs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1976
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1978
    Assignee: Hercules Incorporated
    Inventors: Charles W. Kim, Chia-Seng Liu, Richard MacDuff
  • Patent number: 4101370
    Abstract: Tread plates on mutually opposed endless belts clamp and move a pack of boards horizontally lengthwise between electrodes for setting adhesive between the boards by dielectric heating. The tread plates are engaged by backing members spaced transversely of the length of the belt, and the tread plates are connected by a chain located between the backing members. The portions of the tread plates engageable with a surface of the board pack are of a suitable plastic to deter passage of radio-frequency energy from an electrode to an electrically-grounded portion of a tread plate or to the chain. Air bags are inflatable to press at least one endless belt against the board pack or to move such belt relative to supporting means away from the board pack. Adjusting means for prepressing rollers ahead of the endless tread belts on one side of the board pack and adjusting means for the endless tread belt on the same side of the board pack are interconnected for synchronized adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1976
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1978
    Inventor: George F. Russell
  • Patent number: 4100311
    Abstract: The disclosure herein is concerned with critical electron-beam radiation parameters and beam-passage rates and adjustments that have been found to enable high-speed curing of adhesives used to bond flock and similar materials to heat-sensitive substrates that otherwise inherently limit the degree of thermal curing that may be employed as by other means, and consequently limit the speed of curing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1976
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1978
    Assignee: Energy Sciences Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel V. Nablo, Alfred D. Fussa
  • Patent number: 4097320
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a multi-glass panel unit with a spacer frame consisting of four straight rails held together by four angular coupling means the arms of which are inserted method including the steps of arranging the rails in spaced relationship, applying an adhesive on side surfaces of the rails, pushing the rails together, mounting the glass panels on the sides of the frame, and pressing sealing material into cavities in the corners of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1977
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1978
    Assignee: Scanglas A/S
    Inventors: Harald Otto Christian Brauer, Knud Sejr Jensen, Torben Andreasen, Hilmer Jensen, Mogens Greve, Peter Kurstein
  • Patent number: 4097322
    Abstract: In the manufacture of a rigid elongate member of resin bonded reinforcing elements, e.g. a resin bonded glass fibre rod, reinforcing elements are passed through an apertured guide and are secured to one of two hook means spaced one vertically above the other. Elongate loops of the reinforcing elements are formed by effecting vertical to and fro movement of the guide between the hook means, as the guide approaches each hook means in turn the guide partially rotating said hook means so that the elements are wound over it. One hook means is rotatably driven with respect to the other hook means to twist the elongate loops together to form a skein in which the twisted reinforced elements are held under tension between the two hook means. The skein is then cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1977
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1978
    Assignee: BICC Limited
    Inventors: David James Greene, Colin Alfred Pearson
  • Patent number: 4097318
    Abstract: A sealing apparatus for joining container parts of a plastic-lightweight metal foil laminate by heat and pressure applied to the laminates when the respective plastic layers are pressed into contact uses a toggle linkage and a yieldable buffer, with a hydraulic actuator to drive the toggle linkage to close a pair of sealing heads together. The toggle linkage permits build-up of pressure to a value predetermined by the construction of the buffer, after which the buffer yields to hold the sealing pressure. The duration of the build-up to sealing pressure comprises no more than 20% of the time interval between initiation of pressure build-up and the start of pressure drop-off at the end of the sealing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1978
    Assignee: FKF Berlin Fleischwaren-und Konserven- Fabrik Schulz & Berndt GmbH and Co., KG
    Inventor: Hans Joachim Olschewski
  • Patent number: 4097326
    Abstract: An automatic laminating machine is provided for use with pre-fabricated laminating packets having a tear-off tab with a plurality of notches thereon. The machine is substantially automatic in its operation and can be easily operated by an inexperienced operator. The machine requires no warm-up time and heats up in only 10 seconds each time a packet is inserted. The machine will not operate unless it is used with a laminating packet with a pull tab of proper configuration which not only energizes the machine but also aligns the packet within the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1977
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1978
    Assignee: Permax
    Inventors: Joe D. Giulie, Leslie E. Worcester
  • Patent number: 4097323
    Abstract: A butt-splicer for butt-joining a fresh web to a progressing web, wherein the progressing web is pulled about a web-supporting roller and the fresh web is introduced between the progressing web and the web-supporting roller, and the cutting, and the taping of both webs occur within the angle of wrapping about the web-supporting roller, thereby to produce accurate splices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1978
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert N.V.
    Inventors: Joseph Irma De Roeck, Lucien Antoine Christiaen
  • Patent number: 4097325
    Abstract: In a label-applying machine for applying labels adapted to be rendered adhesive by an application of heat, a vacuum picker for removing the labels one at a time from the magazine and moving them to a transfer position, a vacuum gripper finger at the transfer position for taking the labels from the picker and moving them to a position for application to containers supported for movement along a predetermined path, said gripper fingers being heated to render the labels tacky during movement from the transfer position to the containers for spotting the labels on the containers, and wipers situated along the path of travel of the containers beyond the place of spotting of the labels for pressing the labels against the sides of the containers, and means for heating the wipers to cause the labels to be adhesively attached to the containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1973
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1978
    Assignee: A-T-O Inc.
    Inventor: Edward A. Schnier
  • Patent number: 4095638
    Abstract: Self-curing elastomeric compounds in liquid suspension are sprayed onto a warmed rotating former having preferably a form developed from the radial dimensions of the inner tube to be made. The tube is cured and complete on the form by transposing one end of the sleeve to the opposite axial end of the former where the one end is seamed to the other end of the sleeve. Both the process and the tube produced by the process have advantages in manufacturing cost, in material saving, and at least equal quality performance relative to conventional inner tubes and methods of making them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 20, 1978
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Donald R. Thompson, Paul R. Matvey, William J. Hampshire
  • Patent number: 4096018
    Abstract: A laminator system for the continuous treatment and lamination of a plurality of flexible webs, with the system including the conventional adhesive applicator stations and laminator stations, with a drying chamber being arranged to dry or otherwise condition the applied adhesive films. The drying chamber is an annular enclosure having a generally inverted "U" configuration with access openings being formed at the base of each of the upright legs. Guide rolls are provided for creating a plurality of web paths through the laminator system, with the web paths including a plurality of generally parallel and concentric spans extending through the drying chamber. In addition to size reduction considerations, the drying chamber provides enhanced versatility for the laminator assembly, and simplifies solvent recovery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1977
    Date of Patent: June 20, 1978
    Assignee: Sheldahl, Inc.
    Inventor: David R. Hardt
  • Patent number: 4095312
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for making a nonwoven fabric wherein a first group of filaments are projected in a longitudinal direction into the nip of a pair of nipped and moving collecting surfaces in such a manner that the filaments fold into and are captured and held by the nip with spans of the filaments lying in the plane of the nip and at the same time projecting a second group of filaments in a longitudinal direction toward one of the collecting surfaces at a location spaced from the nip. The second group of filaments impinges on an impact plate positioned above the collecting surface and is pulled off the impact plate by the moving collecting surface, this causing the filaments in the second group to extend primarily in the machine direction. The moving collecting surfaces carry the groups of filaments into contact with each other to form a nonwoven fabric which is subsequently bonded in a conventional manner to form a finished fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 20, 1978
    Assignee: Monsanto Company
    Inventor: David J. Haley
  • Patent number: 4096015
    Abstract: At least one thermoplastic sheet is interposed between a pair of transparent thermoplastic cover sheets with a photograph interposed between the cover sheet and the thermoplastic sheet. The sheet assembly together with the photograph is pressed between a pair of flat electrodes of a high-frequency dielectric heating device. Then, the assembly is subjected to high-frequency dielectric heating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 20, 1978
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshio Kawamata, Yutaka Inaba, Kuniyasu Shiroishi, Shigeru Morishita
  • Patent number: 4096023
    Abstract: A support assembly including elongated upper and lower parallel plates. A plurality of column supports separate and interconnect the parallel plates. A clamping assembly is supported by the plates, the clamping assembly having vertical and horizontal pressure screw assemblies. A vertical pressure screw assembly is mounted upon the upper plate adjacent each end thereof, and a horizontal pressure screw assembly is mounted upon the lower plate at each end thereof. Both vertical and horizontal pressure screw assemblies project into the space between the upper and lower plates. An annular flexible platform is attached to the lower plate adjacent each end thereof, beneath each vertical pressure screw assembly, and projects into the space between the plates. Lenses, which are to be fixed together by adhesive means to form a combination lens, are received upon a flexible platform, aligned by action of a horizontal pressure screw assembly, and pressed together by action of a vertical pressure screw assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 20, 1978
    Inventor: Carl F. Bivens