Patents Examined by Kat Wyrozebski
  • Patent number: 8434540
    Abstract: There is disclosed a configurable modular labeling machine and a method of making same. The machine can be selectively assembled in a number of different configurations. The machine has a frame or housing that can mount selectively positionable applicator and rewind modules. The applicator module includes a plate that can carry direction-changing and feed rolls and can mount a dispensing mechanism. The rewind module can include a plate that can mount direction-changing rolls and a rewind.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventor: Johannes S. Lenkl
  • Patent number: 8349102
    Abstract: A guide carriage for a linear roller bearing is supportable in a longitudinally displaceable manner via at least one row of rollers on a guide rail which extends in a longitudinal direction, a separate rolling surface part which includes a rolling surface for the rollers is assigned to each row of rollers, and the rolling surface part is connected via an adhesive layer to a carrier body. The adhesive layer is designed essentially planar on the back side of the rolling surface part which faces away from the rolling surface, the rolling surface part being accommodated in a recess—which has an L-shaped cross section—of the carrier body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Klein, Richard Kuehnlein, Hans-H. Kohlmeier, Heinz Rossteuscher, Carsten Pfeuffer, Sascha Frenznick, Rudolf Schlereth, Andreas Schupies, Roland Greubel
  • Patent number: 8230892
    Abstract: A welding device includes a heated wedge having a top surface and a bottom surface, the top and bottom surfaces each including a generally planar portion and a curved potion. The curved portions of the top and bottom surfaces meet at a point. A first pressure plate includes a generally planar contact surface that contacts and covers substantially the entire planar portion of the top surface. A second pressure plate includes a generally planar contact surface that contacts and covers substantially the entire planar portion of the bottom surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Hapco Inc.
    Inventors: Charles T. George, John W. Clark
  • Patent number: 8201604
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying labels to products includes a label application station at which the labels are applied to a product and an application head movably mounted relative to a base for movement between a first operative loading position spaced from the label application station and a second operative application position at which the application head applies at least one label to a product positioned at the label application station. An electrically actuated solenoid is operatively connected to the application head to move the application head between the first and second operative positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Green, Joseph M. Fisher, William B. Elliott, Joseph J. Alfieri, Eric K. Spina
  • Patent number: 8138253
    Abstract: A filler for powder coating materials is provided, which comprises inorganic parties having a Mohs hardness of 1 to 4 and satisfying the following particle size distribution of the following relationships (1) to (5): 2?A?30??(1); Cumulative 50 vol. % diameter (median diameter) determined by Microtrac FRA [?m]; 0?B?35??(2); Cumulative undersize for one-half the cumulative 50 vol. % diameter (median diameter) determined by Microtrac FRA [vol. %]; 1?C?25??(3); Value obtained by dividing cumulative 90 vol. % diameter determined by Microtrac FRA by cumulative 10 vol. % diameter [-]; 1?D?6??(4); Value obtained by dividing cumulative 75 vol. % diameter determined by Microtrac FRA by cumulative 25 vol. % diameter [-]; and E?100??(5); Maximum particle diameter in particle-diameter fraction frequency distribution determined by Microtrac FRA [?m].
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Maruo Calcium Company Limited
    Inventors: Takeshi Maeba, Nariatsu Uto, Takanobu Sakai
  • Patent number: 8123898
    Abstract: Methods of bonding optical structures, bonded optical structures, silylated bonded optical structures, and the like, are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Sanjeevi Sivasankar, Steven Chu
  • Patent number: 8012293
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a TPU laminated fabric product comprises the following steps. First step: preparing a roll of TPU film and a roll of releasing film. Second step: attaching the TPU film to the releasing film. Third step: printing a desirable pattern or image on a first surface of the TPU film opposite to the releasing film. Fourth step: parting the TPU film from the releasing film. Fifth step: preparing a roll of base fabric. Sixth step: applying glue to a second surface of the TPU film opposite to the first surface of the TPU film. Seventh step: attaching the second surface of the TPU film with the base fabric and getting a finished TPU laminated fabric product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Jah Yih Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chi-Shih Lee
  • Patent number: 8007624
    Abstract: Method of manufacturing wind turbine blades having composite materials is provided that includes selecting an outer mould part, selecting an inner mould part, wherein at least a part of the surface of the inner mould part comprises a compressible layer being covered by an airtight membrane, positioning the composite materials in a mould cavity between the outer mould part and the inner mould part, evacuating the mould cavity, and bonding the composite materials, evacuating the compressible layer before positioning the composite materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Henrik Stiesdal
  • Patent number: 8002936
    Abstract: Radiation-curable (such as UV-curable) ink is used to form an image on a moving substrate. A radiation-transmissive web is attached to the substrate, and then radiation is applied to the web and substrate to cure the ink. The resulting combined substrate and web forms a laminated print.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Bryan J Roof
  • Patent number: 7984737
    Abstract: In a state that a reference plane of a cutter holder, to which a cutter blade is attached, is brought into contact with a surface of a base of a supporting adhesive tape, the cutter blade cuts the supporting adhesive tape while the reference plane of the cutter holder follows the surface of the base. Herein, a cutting edge of the cutter blade passes by a joining interface between the supporting adhesive tape and a ring frame without penetrating through an adhesive layer of the supporting adhesive tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki Yamamoto, Saburo Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 7980840
    Abstract: A mold and method for vacuum assisted resin transfer molding of a fiber reinforced laminated structure are provided. The mold includes a first mold part and a second mold part. The first mold part defines a negative impression of the laminated structure, being structurally stable and forming a support for fiber reinforcement layers of the laminated structure. The second mold part connectable to the first mold part for closing the mold and defines together with the first mold part an enclosed space which can be evacuated. The mold further includes a flow duct for guiding a liquid polymer which is formed as a recess in the first mold part and/or a recess in the second mold part that is open towards the enclosed space and extends along a section of the periphery of the first mold part and/or the second mold part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Claus Burchardt, Allan Hurup, Michael Nørlem, Bendt Olesen, Henrik Stiesdal
  • Patent number: 7981338
    Abstract: Biodegradable starch-based extruded products and methods of manufacturing those products are provided. In particular, extruded starch products processed by compression, stretching or compression and stretching provide excellent flexibility, pliability, dimensional stability, resiliency, abrasion resistance and other properties making them attractive for use as packaging materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Amylex Corporation
    Inventors: Hans G. Franke, Donald R. Bittner
  • Patent number: 7981329
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an optical component is provided. The method comprises steps of providing a first liquid; providing a fluid, disposed above the first liquid, wherein an interface exists between the first liquid and the fluid; providing a polymer precursor at the interface; and solidifying the polymer precursor so as to form the optical component made by a polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: National Tsing Hua University
    Inventors: Chih-Chun Lee, Sheng-Yi Hsiao, Weileun Fang
  • Patent number: 7980841
    Abstract: A pipe extrusion die may be provided having an inner flow passageway having a first cross-sectional area, and an outer flow passageway having a second cross-sectional area, both being in communication with an inlet flow passageway. A ratio adjusting tube may be movably disposed in blocking engagement between the inlet flow passageway and the inner flow passageway. The ratio adjusting tube and the outer flow passageway both may be substantially concentric with the inner flow passageway. Material may be distributed from the inlet flow passageway to the inner and outer flow passageways. The method and apparatus may allow for the manual and automatic control of the proportion of material distributed between the inner and outer flow passageways by adjusting the position of the ratio adjusting tube in relation to a passageway between the inlet flow passageway and the inner flow passageway, based on various operating parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald S. Sutton, Randall A. Kolbet
  • Patent number: 7976667
    Abstract: Method for bonding together up to three layers in a film, which may be made of layers of different materials. The method includes unwinding from pay-off units layers of the film and guiding them into a spreader/applicator units designed to apply an adhesive material to one side of the layers and feeding them to a bonding zone (1), bonding together the layers in the bonding zone, by winding them over a first bonding calender (18), along a contact arc on the surface of said calender. The method is characterized by determining the breadth of said contact arc by rotating a nip onto which the presser roller (19) is mounted, so as to vary the position of the point of contact between a presser roller (19) and the surface of said bonding calender (18). The bonded film is then taken up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Nordmeccanica S.p.A.
    Inventor: Antonio Cerciello
  • Patent number: 7971618
    Abstract: A hand-held device for transferring a film of material from a backing tape onto a substrate that includes a housing having a first housing member and a second housing member, as well as an application member around which the tape is guided and which is designed to be pressed against a substrate in order to transfer the film. The first and second housing member are mounted telescopically with each other such that in an extended position one of the housing members cover the application member and in a pushed-back position the application member is exposed for usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Societe BIC
    Inventors: Franck Rolion, Franck Vadenne
  • Patent number: 7972553
    Abstract: Method for transferring a pattern from a template (10) having a structured surface (11) to a substrate (12) carrying a surface layer (14) of a material devised to 5 solidify upon exposure to radiation, comprising: arranging said template and substrate mutually parallel in an imprint apparatus, with said structured surface facing said surface layer; heating the template and the substrate to a temperature Tp by means of a heater device (20); and while maintaining said temperature Tp, performing the steps of: pressing the template towards the substrate for imprinting said pattern into said layer; exposing said layer to radiation (19) for solidifying the layer, and—postbaking the layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Obducat AB
    Inventors: Marc Beck, Babak Heidari, Erik Bolmsjö, Erik Theander
  • Patent number: 7972455
    Abstract: A method of forming a hem of an elastic material includes laying a first stretch fabric sheet upon a second stretch fabric sheet, cutting an excess edge strip from the first stretch fabric sheet and the second stretch fabric sheet along a fuse line and simultaneously fusing the sheets together along the fuse line, positioning an elastic strip between the first and second sheets along the fuse line, and fusing the elastic strip to one of the sheets to form a hem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Clover Group International Limited
    Inventor: Wai Ching Andy Lau
  • Patent number: 7967934
    Abstract: A label with top, bottom and edge surfaces is attached to a thermoplastic substrate by a method comprising the steps of: A. Placing the bottom surface of the label in contact with a surface of the substrate; B. Melting a portion of the substrate beneath the label or adjacent to an edge of the label; C. Drawing a portion of the melted substrate over an edge of and onto the top surface of the label such that the portion of the melted substrate on the top surface of the label is continuous with the substrate; and D. Solidifying the melted substrate. The attachment does not require adhesive or mechanical fasteners, and the label and thermoplastic substrate can be made of any material that will withstand the conditions of the environment to which they will be exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Brady Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard L. Seiders
  • Patent number: 7958922
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for cutting and heat sealing separator materials enveloping individually shaped electrode is described. The electrodes can be cathodes, anodes or other active components for incorporation into batteries, capacitors, and other implantable medical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Greatbatch Ltd.
    Inventors: Keith W. Seitz, Steven Schmit, Shawn Patterson, Laurie O'Connor