Patents Examined by Joshel Rivera
  • Patent number: 11992967
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for depositing veneers on a carrier board. In order to create a device and a method by which veneers can be applied to a carrier board particularly easily, quickly and precisely, provided in the region of an upper end of a transporting device is a veneer magazine, with at least two compartments which are designed to store and supply veneer strips, and with means for transferring the veneer strips from the compartments to the transporting device, wherein the transporting device extends from an upper end obliquely downwards in the direction of a lower end in the region of a transporting plane for the carrier board and is designed to transport at least two individual adjacent veneer strips from the upper end to the lower end and to deposit them on the carrier board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Flooring Technologies Ltd.
    Inventor: Norbert Kalwa
  • Patent number: 11990930
    Abstract: Disclosed is a film pasting device for electronic terminals. The device includes: a fixing seat provided with a containing groove for containing an electronic terminal, the containing groove being provided with a first mounting seat and a second mounting seat respectively, and the first mounting seat and the second mounting seat being provided with magnetic positioning members; and an adhesive film provided with positioning parts. Mounting holes are provided at the fixing seat, and a protective film can be directly aligned with the electronic terminal during pasting; and the first mounting seat and the second mounting seat are arranged in a structure higher than the containing groove, so that the adhesive film can be prevented from being pasted to the electronic terminal when being placed, a defective rate of film pasting is reduced, film pasting is simple, production cost is low, and the device is convenient to use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: XuYi Photoelectric Technology Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Mingfeng Li
  • Patent number: 11981836
    Abstract: Silicone pressure-sensitive adhesives is the reaction product of a composition including a silanol end group-containing linear organopolysiloxane; a non-functional linear organopolysiloxane; and a silicate resin; wherein the dynamic viscosity of the non-functional linear organopolysiloxane at 25° C. is 100,000 mm2/sec or greater. The silicone pressure-sensitive adhesive has enhanced adhesion while minimizing skin damage and pain during removal of the adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Aizoh Sakurai
  • Patent number: 11981837
    Abstract: A roofing system includes a roofing membrane. The roofing membrane has a surface energy of 40 mN/m or less. The roofing system includes a roofing substrate. The roofing system includes an adhesive disposed between the roofing membrane and the roofing substrate. The adhesive includes a styrenic block copolymer. The styrenic block copolymer is present in an amount of 0.5 wt. % to 30 wt. % based on a total weight of the adhesive. The adhesive includes asphalt. The asphalt is present in an amount of 70 wt. % to 99.5 wt. % based on the total weight of the adhesive. A ratio of the styrenic block copolymer to the asphalt in the adhesive is 1:11 to 1:3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: BMIC LLC
    Inventors: Isaac Bernard Rufus, Adem Chich, Michael Dougherty, Richard Chin, Overton Williams
  • Patent number: 11978717
    Abstract: A semiconductor manufacturing apparatus includes a stage capable of holding thereon an interconnection substrate. A tool presses the interconnection substrate and a semiconductor chip against each other between the tool and the stage. The tool includes a main body portion that has a holding surface holding thereon the semiconductor chip. A first protruding portion is provided along an outer edge of the holding surface and protrudes from the holding surface toward the stage. A second protruding portion is provided outside of the first protruding portion along the outer edge of the holding surface and protrudes from the holding surface toward the stage. A groove portion is provided between the first protruding portion and the second protruding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Inventor: Yuuki Kuro
  • Patent number: 11975884
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying a label to a spool or reel containing wire and a wire tail extending from the spool or reel, the apparatus comprising a wire tail sensor, wherein the wire tail sensor identifies the location of the wire tail protruding from the spool or reel and a label application mechanism, wherein the labeling mechanism applies a label to the spool or reel and wherein the label does not contact the wire tail protruding from the spool or reel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Encore Wire Corporation
    Inventors: William T. Bigbee, Jr., Clifton S. Thompson
  • Patent number: 11972880
    Abstract: A wire waterproof structure including a water-stopping material, wherein: the water-stopping material is configured to seal at least a partial region of a conductor comprising an assembly of a plurality of strands, the water-stopping material contains a resin material, and a filler dispersed in the resin material, and the filler has an average particle size of 1 ?m or more and 15% or less of an outer diameter of the strands, and a content in the water-stopping material of 1 mass % or more and 20 mass % or less, relative to the resin material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Inventors: Yusaku Maeda, Takashi Takada, Kenji Ito
  • Patent number: 11964458
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for teaching a laminating method as well as operating a laminating device, the both being for laminating a film element on a substrate part, in which designated path routes, in particular designated path curves, along which grippers for gripping the film element are subsequently moved to laminate the film element, are determined and taught by way of CAD data of the substrate part as well as the film element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Inventors: Andreas Jung, Hubert Rehrl, Josef Rehrl
  • Patent number: 11951697
    Abstract: There is provided a scalable area gripper that includes a structural frame and variable vacuum zones coupled to the structural frame. Each variable vacuum zone includes (i) vacuum ports, (ii) one or more movable barrier elements, and (iii) an actuator assembly to move each of the one or more movable barrier elements across one or more of the vacuum port(s), to cause the one or more vacuum port(s) to go between a closed state and an open state. One or more of the variable vacuum zone(s) is configured to be adjusted to each provide an adjusted vacuum zone that corresponds to a corresponding identified section of a material having a start portion and an end portion. Each adjusted vacuum zone is configured to be positioned adjacent to its corresponding identified section of the material, and is configured to be activated to pick up the material during a material handling process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Shaun A. McFetridge, Benjamin S. Zielinski
  • Patent number: 11951712
    Abstract: A glass facer for a constructions board includes a first non-woven layer of coarse fibers and a second non-woven layer of coarse fibers and microfibers. The glass facer also includes a binder that simultaneously binds or adheres the coarse fibers of the first non-woven layer together, the coarse fibers and the microfibers of the second non-woven layer together, and the first non-woven layer to the second non-woven layer. The first non-woven layer has a porosity and air permeability that enables the first non-woven layer to absorb a material of the construction board when the glass facer is positioned atop the construction board during manufacture of the construction board. The second non-woven layer is configured to block the material of the construction board from passing through the glass facer to an exterior surface of the second non-woven layer so that the material is not externally visible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Souvik Nandi, Glenda B Bennett, Thomas Matthews
  • Patent number: 11945202
    Abstract: A curved surface lamination device, comprising a profiling jig (01), the profiling jig (01) comprising a base (101) and a profiling portion (102), with the profiling portion (102) being configured to support a carrier film (02), and the side of the base (101) facing away from the profiling portion (102) being provided with an opening; and a lower jig (03), comprising a first sinking groove (301), with part of the base (101) being inserted into the first sinking groove (301), such that the lower jig (03) encloses a hollow structure (E) with the base (101) at the opening position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignees: Chengdu BOE Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd., BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xingguo Liu, Wei Qing, Qiang Tang, Shaokui Liu, Wenwei Mo
  • Patent number: 11949197
    Abstract: A method for joining two workpiece parts during a manufacturing process includes forming a first workpiece part having a first mating surface and forming a second workpiece part having a second mating surface. The first and second workpiece part may be separately distributed or may be joined for distribution. To join the parts, an energy director is formed in the first mating surface by an automated process, the energy director comprising an end portion projecting from the first mating surface such that the projecting end portion of the energy director engages the second mating surface when the first and second workpiece parts are brought into engagement with each other. In one example, the first and second workpiece parts are ultrasonically welded by pressing the parts together while vibrating at least one of the first workpiece part or the second workpiece part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: IDEAL Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert William Sutter
  • Patent number: 11945905
    Abstract: Embodiments of this invention are directed to bio-based epoxy compositions, and method of their preparation and use. Other embodiments are directed to cured bio-based epoxies, and manufactured articles having bio-based epoxy coatings, adhesives, or composites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Washington State University
    Inventors: Jinwen Zhang, Tuan Liu
  • Patent number: 11931993
    Abstract: A bonding method and a bonding device for a flexible panel. In the process of bonding a protective cover plate and the flexible panel, a heated-type optical adhesive is used, the optical adhesive at normal temperature has relatively low viscosity and the viscosity thereof is below a bondable threshold, so that before the flexible panel and the edge of the protective cover plate are bonded, the optical adhesive and the edge of the protective cover plate come into contact in advance and then can be effectively separated, thus poor bonding in a bending region is avoided, the risk of generating bubbles and cracks is small, and the bonding yield can be improved. Moreover, the optical adhesive is increased in viscosity after heated, thereby ensuring that the flexible panel is bonded to the protective cover plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Inventors: Jia Deng, Jialin Wang, Rongkun Fan, Shengqiang Wu, Xue Meng, Yuanhong Wen, Senlin Ma, Chaoxue Qin, Peng Wang
  • Patent number: 11919248
    Abstract: A method of anchoring a connector element (10) in a receiving object (66) comprises inserting a distal end of the connector element (10) into a mounting hole in an insertion direction along an insertion axis; inserting a sleeve (36) comprising a thermoplastic material into the mounting hole, the sleeve (36) enclosing the connector element (10); and transferring energy to liquefy at least a portion of the thermoplastic material of the sleeve (36). A machine (500) configured for carrying out the method and a connector element anchoring kit comprising a connector element (10) and a sleeve (36) comprising thermoplastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignees: IKEA Supply AG, WoodWelding SA
    Inventors: Muthumariappan Sankaran, Mario Lehmann, Laurent Torriani
  • Patent number: 11912457
    Abstract: A robotic labeling system includes a package locating system and a package identification station identifying a package orientation. The robotic labeling system includes a label application station having first and second label printers and first and second label applicators. The label printers are both capable of printing a shipping label and a customer specific label. The first label applicator applies a first label (either the shipping label or the customer specific label) to a first side of the package while the second label applicator applies a second label (other of the shipping label or the customer specific label) to a second side of the package different than the first side. The printing and application of the labels is based on the orientation of the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics Shanghai Co. Ltd., TE Connectivity Solutions GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Fevre, Du Wen, Sonny O. Osunkwo, Lei Zhou, Jiankun Zhou, Roberto Francisco-Yi Lu
  • Patent number: 11912007
    Abstract: Systems and methods for producing a composite structural laminate comprising fabric, polymer, and fiber layers. During production, the laminate base is heated and compressed several times to improve adhesion of the layers which results in improved laminate strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Inventors: Samuel D Shannon, Fred Arthur Simmons
  • Patent number: 11905064
    Abstract: A control module for a labelling apparatus, including: an input configured to receive a label generation request indicating a food item to be labelled; an output configured to provide a print signal to a label printing device; and a processor configured to: identify a set of ingredients of the indicated food item in response to receipt of the label generation request; and verify that the identified set of ingredients of the food item is a most recent set of ingredients of the food item. If the identified set of ingredients of the food item is verified as the most recent, the print signal is output to cause the label printing device to print an information label indicating the set of ingredients of the food item. If the identified set of ingredients cannot be verified as the most recent set of ingredients, provision of the print signal is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Inventor: Kevin Cartwright
  • Patent number: 11894248
    Abstract: A protective member attaching apparatus includes a pressure reduction chamber having an upper housing and a lower housing, a support table that is provided inside the lower housing and on which a substrate is mounted, a sheet fixing section for fixing the sheet in such a manner as to partition the inside space of the pressure reduction chamber into a first space and a second space, a heating unit that heats the sheet to soften the sheet, and a control unit. The sheet fixing section has an outer periphery fixing section that fixes an outer periphery of the sheet, and a temporary fixing section that temporarily fixes a central portion of the sheet to the substrate mounted on a support table through a gap between the sheet and the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Inventor: Yoshinori Kakinuma
  • Patent number: 11891207
    Abstract: A container treatment machine comprises a treatment unit, for the treatment of containers, and container receptacles, in which containers can be received such that they can rotate about an axis, the container treatment machine comprising a camera, for capturing an image of a container transported upstream of the treatment unit in a container receptacle, and an alignment module, the alignment module being designed to rotate a container into a target position by actuating the container receptacle. The alignment module comprises a neural network, which, by processing the image of a container transported upstream of the treatment unit in a container receptacle, can determine a necessary rotation of the container from the current position of same to the target position, and the alignment module can control the rotation of the container receptacle on the basis of the determined rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Inventor: Herbert Kolb