Patents Examined by Mark A. Osele
  • Patent number: 11351739
    Abstract: A force for adjusting a relative position of a regulating blade relative to a development rotary member supported by a development frame member is applied to the regulating blade so that a gap between the development rotary member and the regulating blade when attached to an attachment portion falls within a predetermined range in a rotational axis direction of the development rotary member in a state that the regulating blade is separated from the attachment portion with an adhesive applied. The regulating blade is attached, with the adhesive, to the attachment portion with the adhesive applied so that the gap between the development rotary member and the regulating blade with the force applied falls within the predetermined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masafumi Takahashi, Tomohiro Shiomi, Shunichi Koga, Teruaki Tsurusaki
  • Patent number: 11292205
    Abstract: A force for adjusting a relative position of a regulating blade relative to a development rotary member supported by a development frame member is applied to the regulating blade so that a gap between the development rotary member and the regulating blade when attached to an attachment portion falls within a predetermined range in a rotational axis direction of the development rotary member in a state that the regulating blade is separated from the attachment portion with an adhesive applied. The regulating blade is attached, with the adhesive, to the attachment portion with the adhesive applied so that the gap between the development rotary member and the regulating blade with the force applied falls within the predetermined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masafumi Takahashi, Tomohiro Shiomi, Shunichi Koga, Teruaki Tsurusaki
  • Patent number: 11292239
    Abstract: A disassembling method of a display module includes attaching an auxiliary sheet to a display module by using an adhesive tape, the display module including a display panel attached to a window by an adhesive layer, and the auxiliary sheet attached to the display module including an external force applying portion exposed outside an outer edge of the display module; cooling the display module and the auxiliary sheet attached thereto by the adhesive tape; and after the cooling of the display module and the auxiliary sheet attached thereto, separating the display panel and the window from each other by applying force to the external force applying portion of the auxiliary sheet attached to the display module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Se Hun Park, Chang-Mo Park, Jong Man Bae, So Yeon Joo
  • Patent number: 11279057
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an apparatus for removing material from a surface of a carrier. The apparatus comprises a buckling mechanism that comprises a gripper configured to engage the material. When engaged with the material, the gripper is movable relative to the surface of the carrier to move the material relative to the surface of the carrier and to form a buckle in the material. The apparatus also comprises a separation mechanism that is coupled to the buckling mechanism and comprises a wedge that is movable relative to the surface of the carrier to be insertable into the buckle formed in the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Christopher R. Loesche, Jacob E. Koopmans, Jonathan Y. Ahn
  • Patent number: 11279788
    Abstract: The invention pertains to certain perfluorinated thermoplastic elastomers suitable for being processed through additive manufacturing techniques, thanks to their surprising ability to possess better processability (notably more significant shear thinning at processability temperature) than corresponding perfluorinated thermoplasts, which possess similar product profile and hence performances, offering hence advantages in throughput and part design accurate control, containment of degradation, reduction of fumes, and yet delivering parts with outstanding chemical resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS ITALY S.P.A.
    Inventors: Marco Dossi, Marco Avataneo, Pasqua Colaianna, Claudia Manzoni
  • Patent number: 11273595
    Abstract: A method of additive layer manufacture includes the steps of successively depositing layers of fusible powder material in overlying relationship and introducing energy, such as by an electron beam, into each deposited layer to selectively melt material in the layer so as to fuse the melted material together and to already fused material of a layer thereunder in order to produce a three-dimensional solid article in successive cross-sectional layers. In order to monitor layer quality, structured light defining a fringe pattern is projected onto each deposited layer before and/or after melting of material in that layer and the fringe pattern on each layer is imaged from a perspective different from that of the projection so as to reveal disturbance of the pattern by topographical features of the layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Reliance RG Limited
    Inventors: William Thomas Richardson, Ian Laidler, Liam Blunt
  • Patent number: 11267669
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method to remove an adhesive label (22) from a bobbin (28), the bobbin including an end portion (24) and an outer surface (25), the method including: providing a bobbin of a coiled sheet closed by an adhesive label positioned on top of the end portion of the coiled sheet (26) to attach the same to the outer surface of the bobbin; locating the adhesive label; applying a sucking force to the location of the adhesive label so as to detach the adhesive label and the end portion of the coiled sheet from the bobbin; and cutting a part of the detached end portion including the adhesive label from the bobbin. The present invention also relates to an apparatus to detach an adhesive label from an end portion of a coiled sheet in a bobbin, the adhesive label being located between the end portion and an outer surface of the bobbin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Stefano Malossi, Alberto Monzoni, Antonella Giannini
  • Patent number: 11260646
    Abstract: A method of processing a substrate, with a first major surface of the substrate removably bonded to a first major surface of a first carrier and a second major surface of the substrate removably bonded to a first major surface of a second carrier, includes initiating debonding at a first location of an outer peripheral bonded interface between the substrate and the first carrier to separate a portion of the first carrier from the substrate. The method further includes propagating a first debond front from the first debonded location along a first direction extending away from the first debonded location by sequentially applying a plurality of lifting forces to the first carrier at a corresponding plurality of sequential lifting locations of the first carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Christina Sue Bennett, Raymond Charles Cady, Hyun-Soo Choi, Claire Renata Coble, Byungchul Kim, Timothy Michael Miller, Joseph William Soper, Gary Carl Weber
  • Patent number: 11260643
    Abstract: In order to provide a laminating apparatus that enables a film to be loaded in a reliable and easy manner without a complicated structure, a laminating apparatus 1 includes a sheet feed mechanism unit 10, a film cassette 20, and a press-bonding mechanism unit 30 configured to perform thermal press-bonding while sandwiching a sheet with a pair of films. The laminating apparatus 1 also includes an openable/closable upper unit 5, and employs a configuration in which the upper unit 5 is provided with one pressing roller 31 of a pair of pressing rollers of the press-bonding mechanism unit 30, and an upper member of another mechanism for performing a process in a state where the sheet is sandwiched between the films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: LAMI CORPORATION INC.
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Sugata, Hiromi Matsushita, Katsuyoshi Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 11260647
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for decoupling an element that is bonded to a surface by an adhesive are provided. In one example, the apparatus includes a body, a first spool that is rotationally coupled to the body, and a cable having a first cable end portion that is coupled to the first spool, a second cable end portion that is coupled to the body, and a cable intermediate portion that is disposed between the first cable end portion and the second cable end portion. The apparatus is configured to be positioned adjacent to at least one of the element and the surface with the cable intermediate portion disposed adjacent to the adhesive such that when the first spool is rotated, the cable wraps about the first spool, thereby pulling the cable intermediate portion through the adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
    Inventors: Kyle Biezenbos, Blake Edwards, Christopher A. Gay, Jeremy Greene, Gerald Lee
  • Patent number: 11254072
    Abstract: A fiber placement head for applying a plurality of composite tape segments on a mold including one or more powered wheels that are configured to engage and move composite tape; and one or more elongated fingers that closely conform to or abut an outer surface of the powered wheel(s) such that a portion of the elongated finger(s) forms at least a portion of a lane path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: FIVES MACHINING SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Christopher D. Nicholson
  • Patent number: 11253404
    Abstract: A stretchable composite sheet, wherein pleat-free regions where no pleats are formed are formed between a plurality of pleat formation regions, the sheet being made by a method, wherein non-continuous coating sections are set so as to correspond to form the plurality of pleat formation regions, and non-coating sections are set so as to correspond to form the pleat-free regions, and an intermittent coating is performed on stretchable elastic members (rubber threads). An apparatus for non-continuously and intermittently applying a hot-melt adhesive comprises an intermittent coating unit, which includes a hot-melt supply control device having a valve mechanism and a coating head having slit grooves in which coating areas are formed, and a non-continuous coating unit, which vertically vibrates rubber threads, passing through the coating areas, between a coating position and a non-coating position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: SUN TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shoji Hidaka
  • Patent number: 11247803
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments of the present invention, a produce label applicator machine is retrofitted with a system such that the positive/negative air pressure at the label applicator bellows is configured to introduce and apply a bacteria or maturity inhibiting substance/gas/chemical to the surfaces of the labels as they are being applied to the produce. A source of bacteria or maturity inhibiting substance/gas/chemical is coupled to a fast-acting valve, that is in communication with the air passageway of the label dispensing arms/bellows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: HURST INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventor: Ari Lichtenberg
  • Patent number: 11247414
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a tape laying apparatus configured to lay prepreg tape to mould surface. The tape laying apparatus includes a tape supply spool, a compaction head, a cutting tool and at least one travel distance adjustment component. The tape supply spool is configured for the prepreg tape to be wound thereon. The compaction head is configured for delivering the prepreg tape to the mould surface from the tape supply spool. The cutting tool is movable along a cutting path. The cutting tool is configured to cut the prepreg tape passing through the cutting path. The at least one travel distance adjustment component is movably located between the cutting path and the compaction head and configured to push the prepreg tape passing through the cutting path so as to increase or decrease a travel distance of the prepreg tape from the cutting path to the compaction head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Chang-Chou Li, Yen Bor Fang, Shun-Sheng Ko, Teng-Yen Wang, Yang-Cheng Lin
  • Patent number: 11247866
    Abstract: Provided is an automatable peeling apparatus for peeling a protective sheet from a prepreg sheet. This peeling apparatus 2 is equipped with a loading unit 11, a prepreg sheet conveying unit 12, a leading end position detection unit 13, air spraying units 14, 15, a peeling state detection unit 16, protective sheet gripping/conveying units 17, 18, an extraction unit 19, and a control unit 20. The control apparatus 20 controls the loading unit 11, the prepreg sheet conveying unit 12, the leading end position detection unit 13, the air spraying units 14, 15, the peeling state detection unit 16, the protective sheet gripping/conveying units 17, 18, and the extraction unit 19. The first spraying mechanism 14 sprays first air onto the front of the end face of the prepreg sheet. The second spraying mechanism 15 sprays second air and fourth air onto the peeling boundary of the protective sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: NIPPI Corporation
    Inventors: Risa Yoshizaki, Takehito Takatsu, Toru Jinishi
  • Patent number: 11249338
    Abstract: A laminating machine and process for applying an optically clear adhesive film to a glass substrate includes a porous belt assembly with a plurality of vacuum pumps. The vacuum pumps define different, separately adjustable vacuum zones on the surface of the porous belt. The porous belt is driven linearly so that an optically clear adhesive does not move relative to the porous belt, but does move relative to the table, allowing the adhesive to be controlled to a compressive, neutral, or tensile state while being nip-rolled to the substrate. Since there is no motion of the film relative to the belt, scratching, stretch elongation, dimensional errors, and other slip induced damage is eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Cameron T. McCalley, James D. Sampica, Ryan N. Klaassen
  • Patent number: 11247420
    Abstract: A system and method of producing, large, very thin veneer patterns that can be used to decorate furniture such as table tops, flooring and interior decor or any other flat surface that show a plurality of wood end grain patterns. The process includes cutting a plurality of various diameter pieces of wood such as branches to expose the end grain. The pieces are then arranged in a holder with each piece sticking upward so that looking down, the end grain on each piece can be seen. The holder is then filled with a clear or pigmented resin and allowed to set. The hard resin slab is then removed and sawed in to very thin slices. Each thin slice is a desired veneer that can then be further glued onto a table top or the like. Symmetry patterns can be created by arranging veneers from subsequent layers side-by-side in various configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Inventors: Djivan Schapira, Antoine Schapira
  • Patent number: 11241865
    Abstract: Electrochromic device laminates and their method of manufacture are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: SAGE ELECTROCHROMICS, INC.
    Inventors: Neil L. Sbar, John E. Van Dine, Michael A. McCoy
  • Patent number: 11239116
    Abstract: Laser lift off systems and methods may be used to provide monolithic laser lift off with minimal cracking by reducing the size of one or more beam spots in one or more dimensions to reduce plume pressure while maintaining sufficient energy to provide separation. By irradiating irradiation zones with various shapes and in various patterns, the laser lift off systems and methods use laser energy more efficiently, reduce cracking when separating layers, and improve productivity. Some laser lift off systems and methods described herein separate layers of material by irradiating non-contiguous irradiation zones with laser lift off zones (LOZs) that extend beyond the irradiation zones. Other laser lift off systems and methods described herein separate layers of material by shaping the irradiation zones and by controlling the overlap of the irradiation zones in a way that avoids uneven exposure of the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: IPG PHOTONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Sercel, Marco Mendes, Jie Fu
  • Patent number: 11235901
    Abstract: A die cutting method that cuts patterns in a label is provided. According an embodiment, a method adjusts temperature of a label sheet comprising a laminated layer and a liner layer. The method further separates the laminated layer from the liner layer prior to making the cuts on the laminated layer. The method further cuts one or more patterns on the laminated layer. The method further re-attaches, the laminated layer to the liner layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Lux Global Label Company, LLC
    Inventor: Neil Sellars