Patents Examined by Mark A. Osele
  • Patent number: 10415011
    Abstract: The invention is an adherend recovery method capable of recovering adherends such as cells no matter the types of adherends. An adherend recovery method for recovering an adherend from a support includes exposing a stack disposed on the support, the stack including a photosensitive gas generation layer, an adhesive layer and the adherend in this order on the support, generating a gas from the photosensitive gas generation layer by the exposure to separate the support and the stack from each other by the action of the gas, and recovering the adherend from the support by recovering the stack separated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: JSR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Hieda, Tsutomu Shimokawa, Hiroto Kubo, Takashi Doi
  • Patent number: 10414146
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an apparatus for pasting a warm edge spacer, comprising: a first and a second conveying mechanism; a rotating mechanism for driving the second conveying mechanism to rotate; a conveying tunnel set in both the first conveying mechanism and the second conveying mechanism; a pressing unit set at the front of the second conveying mechanism; a cutting unit set at the side of the pressing unit; a positioning unit set at the lower side of the pressing unit in correspondence to the exit of the warm edge spacer, and an auxiliary pressing unit set at the upper side of the pressing unit; a pasting unit set at the other side of the warm edge spacer which is opposite to glass. The apparatus for pasting a warm edge spacer can implement automatic pasting operation of warm edge spacer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: TENON (BEIJING) EQUIPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haodong Zeng, Gang Liu, Genli Zhu
  • Patent number: 10414869
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a laminate and a device fabricated using the laminate. The laminate includes a debonding layer including a polyimide resin between a carrier substrate and a flexible substrate. The adhesive strength of the debonding layer to the flexible substrate is changed by a physical stimulus. According to the present invention, the flexible substrate can be easily separated from the carrier substrate without the need for further processing such as laser or light irradiation. Therefore, the use of the laminate facilitates the fabrication of the device having the flexible substrate. The device may be, for example, a flexible display device. In addition, the device can be prevented from deterioration of reliability and occurrence of defects caused by laser or light irradiation. This ensures improved characteristics and high reliability of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Hye Won Jeong, Kyungjun Kim, Kyoung Hoon Kim, Chan Hyo Park, BoRa Shin, Seung Yup Lee, HangAh Park, JinHo Lee, MiRa Im
  • Patent number: 10414618
    Abstract: A film transfer tool has a case main body, a supply bobbin drive shaft driving a supply bobbin holding an unused transfer tape therearound, a take-up bobbin drive shaft driving a take-up bobbin taking up a used portion of the transfer tape therearound, a rotational coupling mechanism coupling the supply bobbin drive shaft and the take-up bobbin drive shaft together rotationally, and a reverse rotation preventive mechanism preventing a reverse rotation of the rotational coupling mechanism. The reverse rotation preventive mechanism has a rolling gear coupled to a rotational system made up of the supply bobbin drive shaft, the take-up bobbin drive shaft and the rotational coupling mechanism, moving gears moving over a predetermined range around the rolling gear and meshing with the rolling gear, and locking projections disposed to confront a reverse rotating direction of the rolling gear to lock the moving gears.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Plus Corporation
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10414612
    Abstract: There is provided a component supply device for supplying a component to a component mounter, including: a transporter that transports a carrier tape in which the component is stored and of which an upper surface is sealed with a cover tape, along a transport path; a peeler that peels off the cover tape from the carrier tape via an opening portion disposed above the transport path; and a cover that makes an open state of the opening portion variable. The cover sets the open state of the opening portion to be any of a first open state allowing the peeler to capture the cover tape and a second open state where an opening size of the opening portion is smaller than that of the first open state and passage of the cover tape peeled off from the carrier tape is not impeded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Atuyuki Horie
  • Patent number: 10406799
    Abstract: A film separation apparatus and a film separation method are disclosed. The film separation apparatus includes a mechanical arm, a needle and a stopping member; the needle has one end connected to the mechanical arm and the other end including a needle tip; the stopping member includes a connecting rod and a stopper, the connecting rod has one end connected to the mechanical arm and the other end connected to the stopper, the needle tip is configured to be inserted into a film to be separated, the stopper and the needle tip are configured to move with respect to each other in an extension direction of the needle so as to separate the film to be separated from the needle tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., CHENGDU BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhenli Zhou, Ting Wang, Zhiliang Jiang
  • Patent number: 10406756
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to manufacturing balloon envelopes for use in high-altitude mesh networks for packet-data communications. As an example, a gore portion may be placed on a table such that the gore portion overlies a groove within the table. A tendon may be placed on the gore portion and within the groove. A portion of tubing may be placed over the tendon. The tubing may have one or more surface openings. Restraining tape is applied over the one or more surface openings in the tubing. A constant force roller is applied to secure the tendon to the gore portion and to secure the tendon to the tubing. As an alternative or in addition to the surface openings, double-sided restraining tape may be placed between the tendon and the tubing. The tubing and restraining tape may prevent undesired lateral and longitudinal movement of the tendon during deployment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Loon LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Roach, Jeffrey Neri
  • Patent number: 10407269
    Abstract: A tape application and removal device for edge painting includes a frame, a pair of spools, and a roll of tape. Each spool is rotatably coupled to the frame proximate to a respective top corner of the frame. The roll of tape is positioned on one spool with the tape coupled to the other spool so that a section of the tape extends between the spools. The frame is configured to position the spools proximate to an intersection of a first surface and a second surface and to motivate the spools along the intersection so that the tape is applied to the first surface by the one spool and removed by the other spool as the spools are rotated along the first surface. The section of the tape is configured to protect the first surface from paint that is applied to the second surface between the spools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Laura Tommaso
  • Patent number: 10399722
    Abstract: A tape closure system is shown and described herein. The tape closure system includes a first tape component having a pressure sensitive adhesive and a second tape component having a pressure sensitive adhesive, where at least one of the pressure sensitive adhesives has a modified surface to reduce the tack of the surface such that when the first and second pressure adhesives are brought into contact with one another they may sufficiently adhere to one another to form a seal but are still separable from one another and able to be repeatedly opened and sealed. Such a tape may be manufactured through high speed manufacturing processes and wound into large master rolls. In the roll configuration, the modified surface contacts the backside of the liner and experiences compressive forces in the roll. Due to the compressive forces, a part of the modified surface may get pushed into the PSA, thereby affecting the properties of the modified adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: FLEX R&D INC.
    Inventors: Prakash Mallya, Ramin Heydarpour, David Nicholas Edwards, William Ben Bower
  • Patent number: 10399808
    Abstract: The line comprises: an unwinding section (3) for unwinding parent reels (Ba, Bb, Bm) of web material (Na, Nb), with at least a first unwinding station (5; 7); at least a winding station (15) downstream of the unwinding section (3); a feed path from the unwinding section (3) toward the winding station (15); The unwinding section (3) is associated with a loading arrangement of the parent reels (Bm), which comprises: an upender (253; 306) configured to upend the parent reels (Bm) positioning them with their axis horizontal; and a loading robot (263; 313), configured to position a parent reel (Bm; Ba, Bb) on an unwinding mandrel (9) of the unwinding section (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: A.CELLI NONWOVENS S.P.A.
    Inventors: Francesco Vergentini, Riccardo Paladini
  • Patent number: 10391741
    Abstract: A laminated core and a method for connecting sheet metal parts to form a laminated core, wherein sheet metal parts are separated from a sheet metal strip having, at least in some regions, a layer of curable polymer adhesive, and the sheet metal parts with adhesive-coated sides facing one another are provided above one another and are bonded under pressure to form a laminated core. In order to create advantageous method conditions, according to the invention a mixture comprising water and a thermoplastic and/or cross-linkable adhesion promoter is provided on at least one of the adhesive layers facing one another during bonding of the sheet metal parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: voestalpine Stahl GmbH
    Inventor: Ronald Fluch
  • Patent number: 10391752
    Abstract: A film stripping device and a film stripping method are provided. The film stripping device includes a bearing platform and an absorbing member, the bearing platform includes a bearing surface; the bearing surface is configured to bear a plurality of film layers which include a film to be stripped off; the film to be stripped off is a film in the plurality of film layers away from the bearing surface. The absorbing member is disposed above the bearing platform, includes a plurality of first absorbing holes, and is configured to absorb the film to be stripped off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI XINSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Rui Peng, Wenbin Jia, Xinxin Wang, Zhijie Ye, Lei Huang
  • Patent number: 10384434
    Abstract: A separating device includes a separating unit and a crack front line adjusting unit. The separating unit is adapted to separate the flexible film and the substrate. During the process of separating the flexible film from the substrate, a crack front line is formed between a portion of the flexible film not separated from the substrate and a portion of the flexible film separated from the substrate. The crack front line adjusting unit is adapted to sense a relative displacement state of the flexible film and the substrate for determining a distribution of the crack front line, and is adapted to apply a down pressing force to the flexible film or the substrate and increase or decrease the down pressing force according to the relative displacement state, so as to adjust the distribution of the crack front line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: Industrial Technology Research Institute, Intellectual Property Innovation Corporation
    Inventors: Chen-Tsai Yang, Ko-Chin Yang, Shi-Chang Chen, Cheng-Yi Wang, Yen-Ting Wu
  • Patent number: 10390469
    Abstract: A tape feeder is provided with a cover tape peeling member that peels a portion of cover tape from an upper surface of component supply tape at a position forward of a component pickup position in accordance with feeding operation of the component supply tape such that a component inside the component supply tape is exposed. The cover tape peeling members are exchangeably attached to the tape feeder, and include a half peeling cover tape peeling member for peeling only one side of a joining section and folding the cover tape from one side such that the component inside the component supply tape is exposed, and a full peeling cover tape peeling member for peeling both sides of the joining section of the cover tape and folding the cover tape over from a front end of the cover tape such that the component inside the component supply tape is exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keita Tanaka, Jun Iisaka
  • Patent number: 10384904
    Abstract: A tape applicator including a main frame, and a knife arm assembly. The knife arm assembly may include a magnet mounted in a stationary position relative to the main frame, and a knife arm pivotally mounted to the main frame. A blade may be mounted to the knife arm. A guard may be rotationally connected to the knife arm and configured to rotate between a closed position covering the blade and an open position exposing the blade. A spring may bias the guard toward the closed position. A catch may be associated with the guard comprising ferromagnetic material. The catch may be attracted to the magnet to open the guard as the knife arm swings to a cutting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Intertape Polymer Corp.
    Inventor: Endre Hivatal
  • Patent number: 10384433
    Abstract: An extractor system for extracting an object secured to another object or a base surface is disclosed, which may include an oscillator, an attachment base, and an oscillation control mechanism to limit the transmission of oscillation forces after the object has become unsecured, and preserve the target object in good condition. The attachment base may be a vacuum suction cup or temporary adhesive. The control system may be a mechanical lifting system or an electronic control adapted to cease or minimize application of vibrational force when the object becomes unsecured. Methods of extracting an object or separating two objects secured to each other are also disclosed, including identification or creation of partial unbonded areas beneath the target object to initiate the de-bonding process prior to application of vibrational forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Suma Consulting and Investments, Inc.
    Inventor: Mauricio Ricardo Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 10384362
    Abstract: A vehicle is wrapped by an adhesive film which is then slit by applying first tape to the vehicle having a longitudinally extending filament carried by the tape at a position spaced from the side edges. A second tape is applied over the film at the first tape body so as to bridge to each side of the filament and pulling the filament so as to tear through the film and the first ad second tapes body with the second tape applying a force to the film acting to reduce tendency of the film to pull away from the object during the cutting by the filament as the filament is pulled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventor: Garry Cyrille Alfred VanDenBerghe
  • Patent number: 10388812
    Abstract: A method of recycling a solar cell module includes an enclosing layer that encloses a solar cell therein, a light-receiving surface layer laminated on one surface of the enclosing layer, and a back sheet laminated on the other surface of the enclosing layer, the method including: a first removing step of mechanically removing the back sheet; a second removing step of mechanically removing from a side on which the back sheet is removed the entire solar cell and the enclosing layer to such a depth that a part of the enclosing layer having a predetermined thickness remains on the light-receiving surface layer, after the first removing step; and a third removing step of removing the part of the enclosing layer remaining on the light-receiving surface layer by immersion in a solution that causes swelling of the enclosing layer, after the second removing step, thereby improving an overall efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: TOHO KASEI CO., LTD., DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takanori Kawanishi, Kazuhiro Sumi, Yoshiaki Hayashi, Toshirou Motoji
  • Patent number: 10377118
    Abstract: Methods of preparing laminate test samples for subsequent testing, including positioning the test sample within a fixture body, securing the test sample within the fixture body, applying a separating force to urge a first layer portion of the test sample away from a second layer portion of the test sample, and separating the first layer portion from the second layer portion to create a predetermined separation length along the test sample, provided that the predetermined separation length is established by an interaction between the fixture body and the test sample as the first layer portion is separating from the second layer portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: John W. Delconte, Thomas Joseph Gonze, Ryan J. Hertel, Gina M. Miller
  • Patent number: 10378221
    Abstract: A drywall mud applicator wheelless control tube is provided. The drywall mud applicator wheelless control tube has a plastic component (in an embodiment) having a rubber o-ring or spring which provides pressure to a slanted cylindrical ledge protrusion which allows the control tube to slide up and down a main mud applicator tube without the need for wheels on the control tube. As a result, the wheelless control tube increases the sliding and smoothness of the control tube as it slides over the main mud applicator tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: DRYWALL MASTER TOOLS, INC.
    Inventor: Anirudh Kalbag