Patents Examined by John Goff
  • Patent number: 9610730
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for reworking an inconsistency on a part. Information about the inconsistency on the part may be identified using data generated by a nondestructive evaluation system. A portion of a section of the part in which the inconsistency is located may be removed based on the information about the inconsistency. A profile for the section of the part may be identified. Rework image data may be generated using the profile in which the rework image data comprises a number of patch images. The number of patch images may be projected onto a rework material as a number of patch projections for use in forming a patch to be applied over the section of the part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Inventor: Roger W. Engelbart
  • Patent number: 9610729
    Abstract: A device and a method for performing and monitoring a plastic laser transmission welding process includes a processing beam source for emitting a processing radiation into a joining zone between two joining members so that a weld seam is formed, a measuring beam source for irradiating a measuring zone with a measuring radiation, a detection unit for detecting the measuring radiation reflected by an interface between the weld seam and its surroundings in the joining members, and an evaluation unit connected to the detection unit for determining the depth position of the interface in the joining members from the detected reflected measuring radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Inventors: Manuel Sieben, Dominik Hertle
  • Patent number: 9615465
    Abstract: A method of production of a multilayer circuit board comprising using a curable composition which contains a heat curable resin and curing agent (I) to form an uncured or semicured resin layer on a board (step A), then bringing a curing agent (II) able to substantially to cure the heat curable resin at a temperature at which the curing agent (I) cannot substantially cure the heat curable resin into contact with the surface of the resin layer, then heating the resin layer at a temperature at which the curing agent (I) cannot substantially cure the heat curable resin and the curing agent (II) can substantially cure the heat curable resin (step B), next heating and curing the resin layer at a temperature at which the curing agent (I) can substantially cure the heat curable resin to form an electrical insulating layer (step C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Inventors: Yohei Tateishi, Takashi Iga
  • Patent number: 9607869
    Abstract: An object of the present disclosure is to reduce a footprint. A bonding system of the present disclosure includes a first processing station, a second processing station, and a carry-in/out station. The first processing station includes a first conveyance region, a coating device, a heating device, and a first delivery block. The second processing station includes a plurality of bonding devices, a second conveyance region, and a second delivery block. Each of the plurality of bonding devices bonds the first substrate to the second substrate. The second conveyance region is a region configured to convey the first substrate and the second substrate to and from the plurality of bonding devices. The second delivery block delivers the first substrate, the second substrate and the superimposed substrate between the first conveyance region and the second conveyance region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Masataka Matsunaga, Naoto Yoshitaka, Satoshi Nishimura
  • Patent number: 9609759
    Abstract: A method of depositing one or more stiffener onto a wiring board includes the steps of engaging the wiring board onto a heat-retaining pallet to form an assembly, pre-heating the assembly to a temperature ranged from 70 to 140° C., and disposing the stiffeners onto the pre-heated wiring board of the assembly, wherein the pallet of the assembly retains sufficient heat for the wiring board to at least partially melt the stiffener, more preferably adhesive stiffener, to fix onto the wiring board upon disposition of the stiffeners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Inventor: Hai San Tew
  • Patent number: 9592633
    Abstract: The present invention is a method for seaming a polymeric material. The method involves forming an interface between a plurality of separate polymeric sheets of materials. Next, heat and pressure are applied to facilitate the diffusion of the polymer molecules at the interface. A diffusion weld is made when the polymer molecules diffuse across the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: NeXolve Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory Laue, William Clayton, Mark Johnson, Timothy Wright, Kevin Melton, Garrett Poe
  • Patent number: 9579875
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming a composite part. An apparatus comprises a tooling plate, a tab co-bonded with the tooling plate, and a group of alignment features associated with the tab. The tooling plate is configured for use with a tool to form a composite part. The group of alignment features is configured to position the tooling plate with respect to the tool used to form the composite part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Inventor: Steven D. Bye
  • Patent number: 9579818
    Abstract: A door pressing system for pressing interior passage doors, exterior entry doors, bi-fold doors, and/or closet doors features a multi-door pressing station including first and second presses, a loading device, and a discharging device. The pressing station is configured to alternatively move the first and second presses into operative alignment with the loading and discharging devices. The press in operative alignment delivers a pressed assembled door to the discharging device and receives an assembled door layup to be pressed from the loading device. The other press that is out of operatively alignment presses an assembled door received therein. Additional methods and systems are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Masonite Corporation
    Inventors: George Cucchi, Bei-Hong Liang, Michael MacDonald
  • Patent number: 9575281
    Abstract: A lens array fabrication method for fabricating a lens array includes: receiving pins of a film attaching instrument (jig) in second guide holes of a film-containing base plate; bonding a placement area and an adhesion layer (F); removing the pins; causing a detachment between a first detachment film (C) and a pressure-sensitive adhesive optical film (D); separating three layers (D) to (F) from two layers (B) and (C); receiving the pins in first guide holes of a lens array main unit; fitting a film holding protrusion in a depression part; bonding the film (D) to a bonding region (i); removing the pins; and causing a detachment between the film (D) and a second detachment film (E).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Inventors: Masahiro Tanazawa, Shimpei Morioka, Makoto Goto, Nobuhiro Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 9573712
    Abstract: An apparatus for receiving, from a wide container stream upstream from the apparatus, single-lane container streams and creating package units of containers includes a separating and/or combining unit, application elements, and a linear transporter. The unit separates and/or combines containers to form partial packaged units that are then combined into a package unit. The application elements are disposed so that at least one container of a package unit has, on a contact surface thereof, adhesive or glue. The linear transporter comprises transport elements circulate along a guide element, and a controllable drive. Each transport element of the linear transporter comprises as many head guides as there are containers in the package unit, each of which is axially movable or rotatable relative to the transport element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventor: Christoph Stuhlmann
  • Patent number: 9561877
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is described herein for automatically labeling using labels having a fluid activatable adhesive along the back surface of such label. The apparatus has multiple pallets each being positionable with the lowermost label of a stack of one or more labels to releasably secure by suction the label against the pallet, and multiple pads each being positionable with respect to pallets to receive labels from the pallets and then releasably retain such labels until application onto containers. Fluid for activating adhesive is applied by an applicator onto labels retained upon the pad to change the fluid activatable adhesive along the label's back surface from a non-tacky state to a tacky state just prior to application of the label onto container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: NuLabel Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael C. Woods, Benjamin David Lux, Randy Peckham
  • Patent number: 9555609
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method of making a door having first and second door facings and an internal doorframe. An interior side of a first facing is coated with quick acting adhesive. A frame is placed on the coated interior side about the periphery of the first facing. The frame is then coated with quick acting adhesive. An interior side of a second facing is placed on the coated frame. The facings and frame assembly are then compressed to form a door. The present invention also provides for an automated system of making the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Masonite Corporation
    Inventor: Kenneth Charles Tyler
  • Patent number: 9550347
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a core stiffened structure includes orienting the plurality of core wafers in a non-uniform pattern onto a first face sheet, the non-uniform pattern producing non-uniform spacing between adjacent core wafers; assembling a second face sheet onto the plurality of wafers; and curing an adhesive to create a bond between the plurality of wafers, the first face sheet, and the second face sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip A. Kendrick, Paul K. Oldroyd, David G. Carlson
  • Patent number: 9545752
    Abstract: A film-applying machine includes a bracket, a mechanical arm, an application apparatus, and a storage apparatus. The storage apparatus includes a storage mechanism, a driving mechanism, and a first rolling mechanism. The storage mechanism includes a supporting frame mounted to the bracket, and a storage assembly adjustably coupled to the supporting frame. The driving mechanism includes a supporting member and a driving assembly. The supporting member couples with the supporting frame. The driving assembly includes a driving member coupled to the supporting member and a first transmission belt coupled to the driving member. The first rolling mechanism includes a pressing plate and a plurality of rollers. An end of the pressing plate couples with the first transmission belt, and another end is coupled to the supporting frame. The rollers are rotatably mounted on the pressing plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Inventors: Ming-Lu Yang, Jie Ni
  • Patent number: 9545765
    Abstract: A method of blocking a lens member having a surface to be manufactured on a lens holding unit, the method comprising: a lens member providing step during which a lens member comprising engraved markings is provided, a contrast providing step during which contrast elements are placed on the engraved markings, a taping step during which the marked surface of the lens member is taped with an adhesive tape over the contrast elements, and a blocking step during which the lens member is blocked on a lens holding unit via the taped surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Inventors: Marc Reignault, Pascal Le Bouillonnec
  • Patent number: 9548202
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method of bonding by molecular adhesion comprising the positioning of a first wafer and of a second wafer within a hermetically sealed vessel, the evacuation of the vessel to a first pressure lower than or equal to 400 hPa, the adjustment of the pressure in the vessel to a second pressure higher than the first pressure by introduction of a dry gas, and bringing the first and second wafers into contact, followed by the initiation of the propagation of a bonding wave between the two wafers, while maintaining the vessel at the second pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Soitec
    Inventors: Marcel Broekaart, Arnaud Castex
  • Patent number: 9539775
    Abstract: Disclosed are a device and a method for bonding an auxiliary secondary barrier for an LNG storage tank. The device for bonding an auxiliary secondary barrier includes: a frame; a driving unit, a portion of which is arranged in the frame, and which enables the frame to move on an upper heat insulation board corresponding to an exposed portion of a main secondary barrier; an adhesive applying unit arranged in the frame to apply an adhesive on the exposed portion; an auxiliary secondary barrier supply unit arranged in the frame to supply an auxiliary secondary barrier on the adhesive applied on the exposed portion; and one or more heating unit arranged in the frame to heat at least one of the exposed portion to which the adhesive contained in the adhesive applying unit is to be applied and the auxiliary secondary barrier to be supplied on the applied adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Inventors: Sungjong Han, Minhong Kim, Jongho Kim, HongGyeoum Kim
  • Patent number: 9511613
    Abstract: A method for applying at least one strip section to a flat product composition wherein a strip section or an individual element of a specified length is provided and subsequently applied around a selected edge of the product composition, in a perpendicular manner with respect to said edge so as to rest against the product composition. A reliable operation that is independent of the type of the strip is achieved in that the selected edge of the product composition is moved forward along a transporting path, the strip section is held ready at a specified point of the transporting path so as to intersect the transporting path, the selected edge of the product composition is moved past the specified point, and at the same time the selected edge drives the strip section that is held ready.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Ferag AG
    Inventor: Werner Honegger
  • Patent number: 9511577
    Abstract: The present invention provides a transport system for a jig for fixing material to be laminated, which system can transport a jig for fixing material to be laminated using a simple exhaust device that is of a space-saving-type while it continuously exhausts air, a transport method for transporting a jig for fixing material to be laminated, and an apparatus for manufacturing bonded laminated material comprising the transport system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: SINTOKOGIO, LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiko Nagasaka, Shogo Nakajima, Takayuki Nozawa, Osamu Sugino, Ikuto Mishima
  • Patent number: 9494720
    Abstract: A method for producing a laminated film includes continuous roll to roll production steps of: providing a first long polymer film and having an absorption axis in the transverse direction; providing a second long polymer film and having a slow axis in the machine direction (MD direction); and laminating the polarizing film on the retardation film by adhering the polarizing film to the retardation film with an adhesive layer so that an MD direction of the first long polymer film corresponds to the MD direction of the second long polymer film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Inventors: Kuniaki Ishibashi, Hiroyuki Yoshimi