Patents Examined by George R. Koch
  • Patent number: 10420268
    Abstract: A component supply system of the present disclosure includes a component supply unit automatically transfers a first carrier tape which stores components and is covered with a cover tape, exposes the components from the first carrier tape using a component exposing unit, and supplies the components which are exposed from the first carrier tape, a joining determination unit which determines whether or not a joining which joins a second carrier tape positioned behind the first carrier tape to the first carrier tape is present, and a controller which controls transferring of the first carrier tape by the component supply unit. The controller restricts the transferring of the first carrier tape in a case in which the joining determination unit determines that the joining is present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryouji Eguchi, Kazunori Kanai
  • Patent number: 10418886
    Abstract: The method includes a step of aligning and laminating enlarged iron core pieces including iron core pieces and dummy piece parts and forming a composite laminated iron core integrally including a dummy laminated part with the dummy piece parts laminated and a laminated iron core, a step of placing and positioning the composite laminated iron core on a jig and removing the dummy laminated part, and a step of mutually bonding the laminated iron core body with the dummy laminated part removed to form the laminated iron core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUI HIGH-TEC, INC.
    Inventors: Akira Nagai, Shogo Tezuka
  • Patent number: 10392149
    Abstract: A label applicator, system, and method for applying labels to curved sides of objects, such as cell culture dishes, is provided. In an aspect, the label applicator includes a body having a first side and a second side, the second side comprising a curved surface; a base; at least one first resilient member having a defined length between a first end and a second end; and at least one second resilient member engaging the body and the base, wherein the second end of the at least one first resilient member is configured to removably attach to a label and, when the label is in contact with the second end and an object, to apply a pressure to the label that increases as the at least one first resilient member and at least one second resilient member are compressed. The system may also include a label verifier and/or label verification system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: bioMerieux, Inc.
    Inventors: Dejan Zeljic, James Killala-Ringwood, Daniel Joseph Pingel, Daniel Oliver Luebbert
  • Patent number: 10395945
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present disclosure provide a bonding device for a chip on film and a display panel and a bonding method for the same. The bonding device includes: a bearing stage having a horizontal bearing surface for supporting at least one row of display panels, wherein one row of the at least one row of display panels has a row of first bonding regions; a grasping unit disposed above the bearing stage and configured to grasp at least a partial area of the entire chip on film so that a row of second bonding regions of the entire chip on film is horizontally located above the one row of display panels; and a bonding unit configured to bond the row of second bonding regions which has been aligned with the row of first bonding regions to the row of first bonding regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lili Wang, Lu Wang
  • Patent number: 10384901
    Abstract: A splicing device includes a first detection section which detects whether or not the component storage section protrudes downward from the conveyance reference surface; a second detection section which detects the component storage section of the paper tape; a discrimination section which determines whether a tape inserted into the splicing device is the embossed tape or the paper tape based on a detection signal of the first detection section; a first calculating section which calculates a pitch of the component storage section of the embossed tape by using the first detection section in a case where the embossed tape is determined; and a second calculating section which calculates a pitch of the component storage section of the paper tape by using the second detection section in a case where the paper tape is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Xiao Dong Chi
  • Patent number: 10377092
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for verifying the placement of tows by a robot. One embodiment includes a robot that includes an end effector that lays up tows, actuators that reposition the end effector, a memory storing a Numerical Control (NC) program, and a robot controller that directs the actuators to reposition the end effector based on the NC program, and instructs the end effector to lay up tows based on the NC program. The system also includes a sensor system comprising an imaging device that acquires images of the tows as the tows are laid-up, a measuring device that generates input as tows are laid-up by the end effector, and a sensor controller that receives images from the imaging device and the input from the measuring device, and updates stored data to correlate the images with instructions in the NC program, based on the input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Anthony W Baker, Steven A Dorris, Christopher P Bellavia, Hugh L Taylor, Luke C Ingram, Kenny P Bowers
  • Patent number: 10373847
    Abstract: A bonding apparatus includes an upper holding unit, a lower holding unit, a pushing unit and an attracting/holding unit. The upper holding unit is configured to hold a first substrate from a top surface thereof which is a non-bonding surface. The lower holding unit is provided under the upper holding unit and is configured to hold a second substrate from a bottom surface thereof while allowing the second substrate to face the first substrate. The pushing unit is configured to press a central portion of the first substrate from above to bring the central portion of the first substrate into contact with the second substrate. The attracting/holding unit is configured to be moved up and down with respect to the upper holding unit and hold a part of the top surface of the first substrate by attraction before the first substrate is held by the upper holding unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventor: Toshifumi Inamasu
  • Patent number: 10359554
    Abstract: An attaching device includes: a first attaching roller, a second attaching roller, a first distance measurement instrument, and a second distance measurement instrument. The first distance measurement instrument is to measure a distance between a first position of the first attaching roller and a second position of the second attaching roller. The second distance measurement instrument is to measure a distance between a third position of the first attaching roller and a fourth position of the second attaching roller. A straight line defined by the first position and the third position is parallel to an axial line of the first attaching roller, and a straight line defined by the second position and the fourth position is parallel to an axial line of the second attaching roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jinping Zhou, Lizhu Yu, Hongtao Ma, Jingxiao Lan, Guodong Wang
  • Patent number: 10359274
    Abstract: A device for determining the quality of a moving corrugated board web with at least one cover web and at least one corrugated web. A quality determination sensor arrangement, which includes a first quality determination sensor unit facing the corrugated board web, is provided for determining the quality of the corrugated board web on its first side, and a second quality determination sensor unit, facing a second side of the corrugated board web opposite the first side, for determining the quality of the corrugated board web on its second side. The device includes an evaluation unit that is in signal contact with the quality determination sensor arrangement and evaluates signals from the quality determination sensor arrangement related to the quality of the corrugated board web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: BHS CORRUGATED MASCHINEN- UND ANLAGENBAU GMBH
    Inventors: Karl Ruhland, Helmut Kraus, Christian Duschner
  • Patent number: 10350317
    Abstract: A seal arrangement for sealing a space between a sterilization unit and adjacent walls in order to separate first and second rooms has a double seal gasket arrangement with a seal chamber there within. The seal chamber may be pressurized with a fluid and then the pressure within the seal chamber monitored by a pressure sensor. The double seal assembly provides an arrangement which can give an indication of the quality of the seal in order to detect any leakage and a more secure seal around the sterilization unit and as a result secure separation between a sterile or contaminated room and a general hospital area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: GETINGE STERILIZATION AB
    Inventor: Tim Swales
  • Patent number: 10352877
    Abstract: A method of determining a physical characteristic of an adhesive material on a semiconductor device element using structured light is provided. The method includes the steps of: (1) applying a structured light pattern to an adhesive material on a semiconductor device element; (2) creating an image of the structured light pattern using a camera; and (3) analyzing the image of the structured light pattern to determine a physical characteristic of the adhesive material. Additional methods and systems for determining physical characteristics of semiconductor devices and elements using structured light are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: KULICKE AND SOFFA INDUSTRIES, INC
    Inventors: Deepak Sood, Zhijie Wang, Thomas J. Colosimo, Jr., David A. Rauth, Shu-Guo Tang
  • Patent number: 10338862
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to solve low productivity of foil-stamping printing due to frequent replacement of foil rolls when the positions of sizes of foil objects are different in a plurality of jobs. A grouping unit groups jobs on the basis of a foil roll which can be attached to a foil stamping device and foil object information. A job sorting unit sorts the grouped jobs on the basis of a sorting policy by group. A foil-stamping print data transmitting unit transmits foil-stamping print data including the foil object, which is extracted from print data to a foil stamping device. A foil roll replacement information output unit outputs foil roll replacement information indicating a timing that a foil roll is replaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Ryosuke Inoda
  • Patent number: 10335824
    Abstract: A glue application roller for use in a gluing assembly equipped with at least one scooping roller includes a glue roller body that is provided with a central hole to receive a drive shaft. The glue roller body has at least two parts including a base and an outer ring. The base is operatively connected to the drive shaft by a non-positive fit. The outer ring is configured with at least one cavity. The base and the outer ring are coupled to each other non-positively via at least one first means. On at least one side of the glue roller body, there are second means that ensure that compressed air and/or another gaseous or liquid medium is fed into or discharged from the cavity so as to effectuate a change in a circumferential contour of the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: MUELLER MARTINI HOLDING AG
    Inventor: Hans Mueller
  • Patent number: 10315918
    Abstract: Methods for reducing wafer bow induced by an anti-reflective coating of a cap wafer are provided. The method may utilize a shadow mask having at least one opening therein that is positioned opposite recessed regions in a cap wafer. The method may further include depositing at least one layer of an anti-reflective coating material through the shadow mask onto a planar side of a cap wafer to provide a discontinuous coating on the planar side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: RAYTHEON COMPANY
    Inventors: Roland W. Gooch, Buu Q. Diep, Stephen H. Black, Thomas A. Kocian, Adam M. Kennedy
  • Patent number: 10308388
    Abstract: Provided is a method and a device for processing containers, the containers being transported along a predefined transport path and being combined with at least one product that can be defined in terms of its amount, such that the product is supplied to each individual container in a predetermined supply region of the transport path, the product being guided to the supply region along a supply path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: KRONES AG
    Inventors: Alexander Kasarin, Armin Pueschner
  • Patent number: 10294062
    Abstract: A determining method for determining whether or not the tension of an adhesive tape constituting a frame unit is proper, in which a plate-shaped workpiece and an annular frame are attached to the adhesive tape to form the frame unit, is provided. The adhesive tape is composed of a base layer and an adhesive layer formed on the base layer. The determining method includes a supporting step, a downward amount measuring step, and a determining step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Disco Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Inoue, Hiroyuki Sakaguchi, Kenta Onishi
  • Patent number: 10287050
    Abstract: An in-line label applicator includes a label printer to print variable data on each label and a label application station that moves the printed labels into a container conveyance path for application to containers moving along the path. One scanner scans the label code of each printed label before the label reaches the conveyance path, and another scanner scans the helper code of each container as the label is being applied during movement of the container along the conveyance path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: ID TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventor: John A. Roe
  • Patent number: 10285317
    Abstract: A board held by a board holding plate is heated by a heater, and after performing mounting processing of components in a region of the mounting regions of the board, a pressing process of using a pressing head to apply pressure to all the components mounted in the region at once while heating the board is performed, and a next mounting process of mounting components in a next region is performed while performing the pressing process. By performing the pressing process and the mounting process in parallel, waiting time for each process in the cycle of the mounting process and the pressing process is reduced, such that overall work time is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaki Murai, Toshihiko Yamasaki, Toshinori Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10272633
    Abstract: The invention relates to a corrugated board machine for producing corrugated board. The corrugated board machine comprises a detecting arrangement for detecting at least one web of corrugated board web, an order change cutting device arranged downstream of the detecting arrangement and an information processing device, which is in signal connection with the detecting arrangement. Furthermore, the corrugated board machine has a control device, which is in signal connection with the information processing device, with which the order change cutting device is in signal connection and as a function of a change identified by the information processing device of a first printing area printed on the web of corrugated board web to a second printing area printed onto the web of corrugated board web activates the order change cutting device to perform an order change on the corrugated board web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: BHS Corrugated Maschinen-und Anlagenbau GmbH
    Inventors: Friedrich Bayer, Helmut Kraus
  • Patent number: 10239299
    Abstract: A laminating apparatus includes workpiece transport units, a vacuum laminating device and a flat press device. The flat press device includes a ball screw having a screw shaft and supporting a first one of a pair of pressing elements, a servomotor connected to the screw shaft of the ball screw, a gap measuring device (linear scale) for measuring a distance between the first pressing element and the second pressing element, and a pressing gap control system for moving the first pressing element to a position in which a predetermined gap is defined between the first pressing element and the second pressing element to stop the first pressing element at that position. The pressing gap control system changes the RPM of the servomotor, based on information on the distance between the first and second pressing elements which is provided from the gap measuring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: NIKKO-MATERIALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazutoshi Iwata, Yoshiaki Honma