Patents Examined by Linda Gray
  • Patent number: 8668801
    Abstract: A method for producing a laminated optical film that allows three-dimensional images to be reproduced, which is preferably used in a large image display apparatus. One embodiment of the method includes laminating a polarizing plate and a ?/4 plate and forming a ?/2 layer partially on the ?/4 plate. The polarizing plate and the ?/4 plate are laminated such that an angle between an absorption axis of a polarizer of the polarizing plate and a slow axis of the ?/4 plate is substantially 45°, and the ?/2 layer is formed such that an angle between the absorption axis of the polarizer and a slow axis of the ?/2 layer is substantially 45°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Ikuo Kawamoto, Masatoshi Tomonaga, Yuuji Saiki
  • Patent number: 8636047
    Abstract: There is described a method for applying foil material (200) onto successive sheets (S), especially sheets of securities. In a first step, individual sheets (S) are transported in succession along a sheet transport path. In a second step, at least one continuous band of foil material (200) is applied onto the individual sheets (S) along a direction substantially parallel to a direction of displacement of the individual sheets, thereby forming a continuous flow of sheets linked to one another by the said at least one continuous band of foil material (200). In a third step, the said at least one continuous band of foil material (200) is cut by means of a laser beam such that the continuous flow of sheets is again separated into individual sheets (S) with portions of foil material (200*) remaining on the sheet. The cutting is performed at positions located on the sheets (S) such that said portions of foil material (200*) remaining on the sheets do not extend beyond leading and trailing edges of the sheets (S).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: KBA-Notasys SA
    Inventors: Johann Emil Eitel, Matthias Gygi, Kurt Georg Nagler
  • Patent number: 8632650
    Abstract: A V-ribbed belt that includes a ribbed surface covered with fabric is provided. The fabric is stretchable in two predetermined directions. A method for manufacturing the V-ribbed belt is also provided. The method includes placing a belt matrix about a mandrel, placing a fabric about the external circumference of the belt matrix which wraps around the mandrel, placing the mandrel inside a shell having a plurality of grooves on the internal circumference, expanding the belt matrix and the fabric toward the internal circumference of the shell and thus pressing the fabric onto the internal circumference having the multi-ribbed structure, and curing the belt matrix with the fabric. The fabric is stretchable to accommodate itself to the multi-ribbed structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: The Gates Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Mori, Min Gao, Lance C. Hall, Shawn Xiang Wu
  • Patent number: 8623163
    Abstract: A method for making a touch panel is disclosed. A substrate having a surface including a touch-view area and a trace area is provided. An adhesive layer is applied on the surface of the substrate. A carbon nanotube layer is placed on the adhesive layer. The adhesive layer is solidified. The carbon nanotube layer and the adhesive layer on the trace area are removed to expose the trace area. An electrode and a conductive trace are formed on the trace area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Shih Hua Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: Chun-Yi Hu, Yi-Lin Chang, Chih-Han Chao, Po-Sheng Shih
  • Patent number: 8591690
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a liquid crystal display element is provided which simultaneously achieves the object of cutting an optical film without causing degradation in appearance and the object of preventing the film from being broken in a continuous bonding process, and includes: providing a long sheet material including a laminate of an optical film containing a polarizer, a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer, and a carrier film temporarily bonded to the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer; cutting the long sheet material at predetermined intervals, while maintaining the continuity of the carrier film; peeling off the carrier film by a tensile force; and continuously bonding the resulting optical film pieces to liquid crystal panels, respectively, through the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer exposed by the peeling off, while feeding the resulting optical film pieces, wherein the cutting is performed to such a depth as to substantially reach the carrier film, and the carrier film is cut to a depth less than
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Yuu Sugimoto, Seiji Umemoto, Takuya Nakazono
  • Patent number: 8585852
    Abstract: A method includes steps of: encapsulating at least a first passive radio frequency identification transponder assembly between two plies of flexible porous planar polymer material intimately bonded together around the assembly, each ply being microvoided substantially uniformly throughout, to form a multilayer planar core; and scoring the multilayer core to define at least a first multilayer, integral, individual planar radio frequency identification element including the first passive radio frequency identification transponder assembly separable from a remainder of the core. The encapsulating step may further include encapsulating a second passive radio frequency identification transponder assembly with the first between the plies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Vanguard Identification Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard O. Warther
  • Patent number: 8568550
    Abstract: A method for the production of protection devices is provided. The method includes the step of providing a tile package. The provision of the tile package includes the steps of: laminating at least one board of a tile material onto a polymer foil; scoring the board on the side which is opposite to the polymer foil; and fracturing the board along the scoring lines for achieving a plurality of tiles which are fixed on the polymer foil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventors: Thilo Zachau, Helga Goetz, Stefan Haase, Andreas Habeck, Stephan Corvers, Volker Plapper
  • Patent number: 8544519
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a tack labeler capable of automatically adhering tack labels without using release papers to articles to be adhered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Fuji Seal International, Inc.
    Inventors: Masahide Ikeda, Toshiya Yamada, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Hiroyuki Fujita, Akihiko Fujihira
  • Patent number: 7282250
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wrap assembly for wrapping longitudinally extended articles, such as cable assemblies. The wrapping uses a textile sheath and self-adhering adhesive tape. The sheath provides edged on each narrow side. The self-adhesive tape is narrow compared to the width of the covering. The adhesive tape is adhered to the sheath in such a manner that the adhesive tape extends over one of the longitudinal edges of the sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Assignee: Tesa AG
    Inventors: Esther Musahl, Matthias Von Samson-Himmelstjerna, Klaus Külper
  • Patent number: 7275579
    Abstract: A labeling machine for prism-shaped bottles having an axially-offset neck, comprising a first carousel, which conveys the bottles to a first labeling assembly, which applies the labels to one of the faces, and a second carousel, which conveys the bottles to a second labeling assembly, which applies the labels to an opposite face; the carousels are connected in series by at least one pair of bottle transfer devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2007
    Assignee: P.E. S.R.L.
    Inventor: Mario Ballarotti
  • Patent number: 7244328
    Abstract: A method for making the core of a door of autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC). A billet of AAC is provided from which slabs are cut to the approximate dimensions of the door core. A reinforcing band is secured about the perimeter of a slab. The thickness of the slab is then sized for the door core as by sanding. The door is finished by applying skins to the core surfaces and trim to the reinforcing band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: Inno-Tech Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Robbins, Sr., Gary Robbins, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7241359
    Abstract: An insulating sheet is manufactured by attaching a buffer layer and a resin film using an adhesive layer that is not adhesive at a normal ambient temperature. Since there is no need to use a release liner when manufacturing the insulating sheet, there is no release of a silicone component. Accordingly, when installing a hard disk printed wiring board, the printed wiring board and electronic circuits inside the hard disk will not be damaged by the released silicone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Chemical & Information Device Corporation
    Inventor: Masayuki Kumakura
  • Patent number: 7238253
    Abstract: A placement component rapidly moves individual bag blanks from a pack or magazine to a conveyor system in uniformly spaced relationship. Each bag blank has opposite surfaces. While the conveyor system continues to move the bags, opening tabs are automatically applied to opposite surfaces of each bag, followed by high speed application and cutting of sideways extending flexible closure strips. The bag blanks are moved continuously from the placement component to the high speed cutting section, as compared to incremental movement, for high speed manufacturing of specialized bags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Assignee: Biotrace International Bioproducts, Inc.
    Inventors: N. Robert Ward, Jr., Geoffrey S. Bright
  • Patent number: 7238257
    Abstract: A method for making a printing blanket resulting from assembling a plurality of layers employs elastomer layers which do not contain thermal cross-linking agents and are of the thermoplastic type. Such a printing blanket is useful in the field of printing machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Assignee: Macdermid Graphic Arts S.A.
    Inventors: José Risquez, Jerzy Kuczynski
  • Patent number: 7234500
    Abstract: A cutting device (10) for cutting a material (12) and providing a cut portion of the material (12). The device comprises a heating assembly comprising an electrical induction arrangement (32) for heating the cut portion of the material by induction heating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Assignee: Relco U.K. Limited
    Inventors: David Gill, Mark Gill
  • Patent number: 7220335
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an undergarment includes moving a web of body panel material in a longitudinal machine direction and cutting the web of body panel material along the longitudinal machine direction to thereby form a rear body panel web and a front body panel web each having a maximum rise and a minimum rise respectively. The maximum rise of each of the rear and front body panel webs is greater than the minimum rise of a corresponding one of the rear and front body panel webs. The method further includes shifting at least one of the rear and front body panel webs in the longitudinal machine direction and thereby aligning the maximum rises of the rear and front body panel webs. The method further includes aligning a s crotch member with the maximum rises of the rear and front body panel webs and connecting the crotch member to the front and rear body panels. The crotch member includes at least one stretchable component including an elastic material. A disposable undergarment is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul T. Van Gompel, Russell E. Thorson
  • Patent number: 7207367
    Abstract: In an adhesive tape joining method for joining an adhesive tape to a surface of an article, cutting out the adhesive tape along an outer peripheral edge of the article and, then, collecting the unnecessary adhesive tape which has been cut out, the unnecessary adhesive tape is wound and collected so as not to shrink at a cut portion of the adhesive tape in a width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventor: Masayuki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 7204909
    Abstract: The present invention provides an informational article on which variable information is inserted. The informational article includes a substrate having a zone for inserting the variable information. A visual security device, such as an optically variable ink, a special film, or combinations thereof is disposed in the zone on the substrate. The visual security device is sized and arranged such that at least a portion of the variable information is adapted to being inserted over the visual security device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Assignee: Opsec Security Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoram Curiel, Mark Timothy Turnage
  • Patent number: 7204908
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is provided for forming a sleeve from a flat tube and applying the sleeve to a container. A length of flat tube is advanced from a supply to a position between a pair of movable grippers. The grippers are extended to contact and hold the tube, and a cutter severs the length of flat tube from the supply. A vacuum is applied to the grippers, and the grippers are retracted to open the cut flat tube into a round configuration. A second length of flat tube is advanced, pushing the open cut length tube onto a container that is being moved therebeneath on a conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Assignee: Axon Corporation
    Inventor: Sainguen Houatchanthara
  • Patent number: 7204910
    Abstract: A tape formed of a polymeric material and having a thickness and stiffness suitable as a cutting edge on a dispensing carton for convolutely wound foil, film or paper, the tape includes a coating of adhesive and is applied at a laminating station in the carton manufacturing process and is generally cut with the forming of the carton blanks, and the cut in the tape may be formed with a serrated edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Assignee: Adalis Corporation
    Inventors: Roland A. Foubert, Wieslaw A. Drapala, Kimberly J. Williams, Richard G. Catterlin