Patents Examined by Mark A. Osele
  • Patent number: 11222808
    Abstract: A method of removing a carrier plate is used to peel off and remove the carrier plate from a workpiece of a disk-shaped composite substrate in which the workpiece is disposed on a face side of the carrier plate with a temporary adhesive layer interposed therebetween. The method includes a step forming step of forming a step protruding laterally from the carrier plate more on a reverse side of the carrier plate than on the face side of the carrier plate, by removing an outer circumferential portion of the workpiece, an outer circumferential portion of the temporary adhesive layer, and a face-side side of an outer circumferential edge of the carrier plate, a starting point region forming step of forming a starting point region that acts as a starting point in peeling off the carrier plate from the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: DISCO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Katsuhiko Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11220353
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a composite structure is presented. The method comprises laying up a plurality of composite plies over a layup mandrel; positioning a first caul plate and a second caul plate over the plurality of composite plies, leaving composite material exposed; removing at least part of the composite material exposed between the first caul plate and the second caul plate to separate a first composite section from a second composite section; curing the first composite section and the second composite section to form a first composite part and a second composite part; and removing the first composite part and the second composite part from the layup mandrel immediately following curing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Samuel James Knutson, Brian Timothy Peters, Brian Bentley Reid, Byron James Autry, Raviendra Suriyaarachchi, James R. Kendall
  • Patent number: 11220093
    Abstract: A high-speed lamination machine includes a hinged, clamshell lid, and clamped lamination chamber that uses localized and thermally isolated heating and stepper driven separation pin motion. Pneumatically actuated rollers in a track clamp the lamination chamber closed during operation. The clamshell design obviates the need for a hydraulic press and makes the lamination chamber easily accessible to other automated systems, so robots may be used to place lamination elements within the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Cameron T. McCalley, Ryan N. Klaassen, James D. Sampica
  • Patent number: 11220079
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of manufacturing a plurality of wind turbine blades. The method includes providing first, second and third stationary moulds, moulding respective first upper and lower shell halves, removing and turning the first upper shell half, and positioning and bonding it on the first lower shell half to form a closed wind turbine blade shell. This is repeated for continuously manufacturing a plurality of wind turbine blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: LM WIND POWER US TECHNOLOGY APS
    Inventors: Lars Fuglsang, Torben Krogsdal Jacobsen
  • Patent number: 11213103
    Abstract: Provided is a gel nail sticker including: a lower laminated part which is a part directly attached to a nail or a toenail, and has a color or a pattern, and is formed of a flexible material to correspond to a curved surface of the nail or the toenail; and an upper laminated part which is a transparent coated layer positioned on the lower laminated part and providing glossiness to a color or a pattern of the lower laminated part, and is in a flexible semi-solid state to correspond to the curved surface of the nail or the toenail before being attached to the nail or the toenail, and is cured to a solid state while maintaining a form attached to the nail or the toenail when an ultraviolet ray is irradiated to the upper laminated part after the upper laminated part is attached to the nail or the toenail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: GLLUGA INC.
    Inventors: Gi Hyun Yu, Tae Gyu Yoo, Jae Bak Ahn
  • Patent number: 11214513
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying the film to the substrate includes a bed having a substrate placement surface and a selectively positionable tack bar, a roller support moveable over the span of the bed, and including the location of the positioning bar, and a roller rotatably supported to the positioning bar and moveable over the bed in response to movement of the roller support with respect to the bed. In another aspect, the tack bar is of the same thickness, or slightly less thick, as the substrate onto which the film is to be applied, such that a portion of the film to be applied can be secured thereto and not on the substrate before the backing is removed from additional portions of the film, such that the tack bar supports an end of the film in substantially the plane of, or slightly below the plane of, the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: United Ballistic Systems LLC
    Inventor: Marc Stephen Grant, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11217473
    Abstract: A peeling device includes a rolling mechanism, a peeling mechanism, and a suction mechanism. The rolling mechanism includes a feeding wheel and a receiving wheel. At least one of the feeding wheel and the receiving wheel is configured to rotate. The peeling mechanism includes a peeling plate including a first surface and a side surface. The suction mechanism includes a support table and a rotary suction cup. A carrier tape is transmitted in sequence around the feeding wheel, the first surface, the side surface, and the receiving wheel. The peeling plate peels the material from the carrier tape at a junction of the first surface and the side surface. The support table holds the material peeled from the carrier tape. The rotary suction cup is used to suck the material from the support table and move the material to a next processing area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: TRIPLE WIN TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Chong Zhang, Yen-Sheng Lin, Jun Wan
  • Patent number: 11206924
    Abstract: A countertop assembly and method of making same. The method includes obtaining at least first and second layers that each include first and second alignment openings defined therein, disposing adhesive onto the upper surface of the first layer or the bottom surface of the second layer, stacking the second layer on the first layer, aligning the first alignment openings and aligning the second alignment openings, inserting a first alignment rod through the aligned first alignment openings, inserting a second alignment rod through the aligned second alignment openings, allowing the adhesive to dry to form a countertop stack assembly, and machining the countertop stack assembly to remove at least a portion of a surface of the first layer and at least a portion of a surface of the second layer to form a finished countertop assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: SAFRAN CABIN INC.
    Inventors: Nevenka Prijic, Jean-Francois Forest, Laura Hoinville
  • Patent number: 11211561
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a display panel and a manufacturing method thereof, and a display device, and belongs to the field of display technology. The method includes: fixing a base substrate on a supporting plate; disposing the supporting plate on which the base substrate is fixed at a specified position in a process apparatus; and performing a process corresponding to the process apparatus on the base substrate which is fixed on the supporting plate by means of the process apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignees: ORDOS YUANSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jinzhong Zhang
  • Patent number: 11186049
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for designing composite parts. One embodiment is a method for fabricating a composite part. The method includes receiving a design that defines a stacking sequence for a composite charge comprising plies that have different fiber orientations, defining a splice zone within the design, modifying the design by splicing plies in a manner that accommodates ply slippage when the composite charge is formed to a contour, and fabricating a composite part based on the design that was modified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Cynthia G. Feng
  • Patent number: 11186043
    Abstract: A method for determining the position of a construction platform for additive manufacturing of a component, includes marking a construction platform for additive manufacturing, providing a marking region of the construction platform with reference features, wherein the reference features are arranged and designed in such a way that a position of the reference features relative to a reference point are captured using an optical scanning method, and optically scanning the construction platform in the marking region and capturing the relative position with the aid of the reference features and the reference point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Energy Global GmbH & Co KG
    Inventor: Ole Geisen
  • Patent number: 11176850
    Abstract: A label assembly including a face sheet, a back sheet, and a layer of an adhesive positioned between the face sheet and the back sheet. A separation line divides the label assembly into at least two portions. The separation line is formed by a first tearable line of separation extending across the back sheet and a second tearable line of separation extending across the face sheet. The first tearable line of separation is offset with respect to the second tearable line of separation, and at least one of the first and second tearable lines of separation includes a non-linear portion directed toward and/or an angled portion extending at an angle to an other of the at least one of the first and second tearable lines of separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Inventor: Timothy J. Flynn
  • Patent number: 11174116
    Abstract: When a remaining amount of a sheet on one original sheet roll is equal to or less than a predetermined remaining amount, a pair of holding pads is brought into a first posture where holding surfaces are opened, and the holding surface of one holding pad is pressed to a joining end portion from the outside of the original sheet roll in a radial direction of another original sheet roll. Further, the holding pad is moved such that the joining end portion is separated toward the outside of the original sheet roll in the radial direction. Further, the posture of the pair of holding pads is changed into a second posture where the holding surfaces approach each other, and the joining end portion is conveyed to a joining part in a state where the joining end portion is sandwiched between the holding surfaces of the pair of holding pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: ZUIKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi Sato, Yosuke Nishimura
  • Patent number: 11174414
    Abstract: The present invention involves a 100% solids, radiation curable adhesive formulation for adhesion to EVA. This formulation may have varying compositions, as discussed in detail herein. However primarily the composition may comprise at least a monomer, and a chlorinated additive. Photo initiators may be used to allow for low temperature UV or other radiation curing. Other additives may be used to enhance functional features in various ways. In use, the present invention may be coated on a surface of EVA and then cured, and may be adhered to a substrate using only a layer of adhesive on the substrate, in contrast to the structures of the prior art, which require at least two sided adhesive application, among other complexities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Worthen Industries
    Inventors: Bob Chang, Vincent Chevalier
  • Patent number: 11167446
    Abstract: A processing method for a workpiece includes a cutting step of cutting the workpiece along streets by a cutting blade having a V-shaped tip end, to form V grooves of which shallower parts are wider than deeper parts, and a cleaning step of cleaning a back surface of the workpiece with cleaning water, after the cutting step is carried out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: DISCO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Naoko Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11166400
    Abstract: A component supply device supplies components stored in a component storage tape to a component extracting position. The component supply device includes a component exposing unit that performs an exposing process for exposing the components in the component storage tape fed by a tape feeding unit, the component storage tape traveling on a travel path formed from a tape travel path forming unit. The component supply device further includes a cover member that covers at least a part of each component storage part of the component storage tape after the exposing process by the component exposing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Oyama, Ryouta Masuda, Koji Yamazumi, Haruyasu Fujita
  • Patent number: 11161332
    Abstract: A system for cutting a web material and applying the web material on a substrate. The system comprises a feed roll configured to advance a web material. The system includes an anvil roll configured to receive the web material from the feed roll and provide a section of web material having a defined length. The system includes a cutting element configured to cut the web material to form the section of web material. The anvil roll is configured such that the anvil roll surface advances at an anvil roll surface speed. The feed roll is configured to rotate at a first feed roll surface speed that is slower than the anvil roll surface speed and a second feed roll surface speed that is substantially the same as the anvil roll surface speed when the cutting element cuts the web material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: H.B. Fuller Company
    Inventors: Jorge A. Nash, Orion A. Cavins
  • Patent number: 11164764
    Abstract: The current disclosure describes carrier tape systems that include a carrier tape substrate and a cover tape. The carrier tape system includes a plurality of repetitive adhesion areas where the carrier tape substrate and cover tape are attached to each other and non-adhesion areas where the carrier tape substrate and cover tape are not attached to each other. Separating the cover tape and the carrier tape substrate at these repetitive adhesion and non-adhesion areas imparts a vibration to the cover tape which impedes or prevents semiconductor devices carried in pockets of the carrier tape substrate from adhering to adhesive on the cover tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsung-Jen Liao, Pei-Haw Tsao, Tsui-Mei Chen
  • Patent number: 11161709
    Abstract: An adhesive tape applicator with a holder for a roll of adhesive tape and at least one handle and an applicator head arranged so that it is in a fixed position relative to the handle, wherein a deflector edge unit is arranged in particular so that it can move relative to the applicator head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: tesa SE
    Inventors: Thomas Gerdsmann, Tristan Wienzek
  • Patent number: 11164763
    Abstract: The current disclosure describes carrier tape systems that include a carrier tape substrate and a cover tape. The carrier tape system includes a plurality of repetitive adhesion areas where the carrier tape substrate and cover tape are attached to each other and non-adhesion areas where the carrier tape substrate and cover tape are not attached to each other. Separating the cover tape and the carrier tape substrate at these repetitive adhesion and non-adhesion areas imparts a vibration to the cover tape which impedes or prevents semiconductor devices carried in pockets of the carrier tape substrate from adhering to adhesive on the cover tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsung-Jen Liao, Pei-Haw Tsao, Tsui-Mei Chen