Patents Examined by Philip C. Tucker
  • Patent number: 11401088
    Abstract: A molded article comprising a container top is disclosed. The molded article includes a threadless frame defining an opening, a flip cap located substantially coplanar with, and integrally formed with, the frame, a compound hinge between the frame and the flip cap, the hinge allowing the flip cap to rotate about the hinge to rest on top of the frame, an in-mold lidding film having a perimeter molded to the frame such that the in-mold lidding film covers the opening defined by the frame, wherein the in-mold lidding film is removable from the frame, and a pull tab, formed from the in-mold lidding film, that extends past the opening defined by the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventors: Stephen Robert, Lisa Villani
  • Patent number: 11401071
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method of attaching a shrinkable label on at least one product wherein the shrinkable label comprises a film comprising heat shrinkable material and photothermic material, the method comprising: transporting a plurality of products on a product conveyor through an irradiation volume defined by a plurality of UV light emitters arranged sideways of the product conveyor; arranging at least one reflector between consecutive products on the product conveyor while the at least one product is being transported; controlling the UV light emitters to emit UV-light towards the shrinkable label arranged around the at least one product in the irradiation volume and towards the at least one reflector arranged between consecutive products in order for the photothermic material of the shrinkable label to heat up causing the heat shrinkable material to shrink around the at least one product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Fuji Seal International, Inc.
    Inventor: Marinus Antonius Leonarda Van Heck
  • Patent number: 11401101
    Abstract: An insulating device can include an aperture having a waterproof closure which allows access to the chamber within the insulating device. The closure can help prevent any fluid leakage into and out of the insulating device if the insulating device is overturned or in any configuration other than upright. The closure also prevents any fluid from permeating into the chamber if the insulating device is exposed to precipitation, other fluid, or submersed under water. This construction results in an insulating chamber impervious to water and other liquids when the closure is sealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: YETI Coolers, LLC
    Inventors: Roy Joseph Seiders, Christopher M. Keller
  • Patent number: 11396156
    Abstract: Organic light emitting diode (OLED) devices are disclosed that include a first layer; a backfill layer having a structured first side and a second side; a planarization layer having a structured first side and a second side; and a second layer; wherein the second side of the backfill layer is coincident with and adjacent to the first layer, the second side of the planarization layer is coincident with and adjacent to the second layer, the structured first side of the backfill layer and structured first side of the planarization layer form a structured interface, the refractive index of the backfill later is index matched to the first layer, and the refractive index of the planarization layer is index matched to the second layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Martin B. Wolk, Michael Benton Free, Margaret M. Vogel-Martin, Evan L. Schwartz, Mieczyslaw H. Mazurek, Terry O. Collier
  • Patent number: 11396137
    Abstract: A rotary device for welding a continuous web includes a rotary element, support elements for supporting the web, supported by the rotary element, and a plurality of welding units for welding the web. Each welding unit passes from a non-operating position to an operating position and vice versa, and includes a first movement device for commanding a relative rotation of an anvil element relative to a welding tip and a second movement device for moving the anvil element relative to the welding tip such that a contact surface of the anvil element and a contact surface of the welding tip make contact with a portion of the web in a zone between them, and vice versa. First and second drive mechanisms drive the first and second movement devices. The first and second drive mechanisms are configured to vary a positioning of the welding tip relative to the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: GDM S.P.A.
    Inventors: Matteo Piantoni, Gabriele Resmini, Maurizio Spatti, Aldo Fusar Poli, Andrea Duchini, Enrico Campagnoli, Luca Borderi, Andrea Biondi, Gianluca Parisini
  • Patent number: 11398400
    Abstract: A processing apparatus includes a chuck table mechanism including a chuck table configured to hold the wafer and a table base configured to support the chuck table in a detachable manner. The chuck table includes a porous plate having a suction surface that sucks the wafer, a frame body surrounding surfaces of the porous plate other than the suction surface of the porous plate, a wafer suction hole formed in the frame body and configured to transmit a suction force to the suction surface of the porous plate, and a bolt hole formed in the frame body and configured to fix the frame body to the table base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Inventor: Kohei Asai
  • Patent number: 11396161
    Abstract: Methods for preparing multi-layer optical laminates include placing an optical film that is free form an adhesive layer between first and second glass substrates that are free of an adhesive layer, placing this laminate under vacuum, and then heating the laminate under pressure to a temperature above the softening temperature of the optical film. The glass substrates are free of an adhesive layer but may include a silane surface treatment. The resulting multi-layer laminate is optically clear and does not show scattering of reflected light by the optical film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Kazuta Saito, Katsuya Takamori
  • Patent number: 11390061
    Abstract: A curl removing apparatus for a multilayer film for removing curl generated on a multilayer film including at least one of a first film having one surface on which a cohesive layer is formed and a second film attached to the cohesive layer includes a fixing unit configured to fix the first film, a separation unit including a separation roller having an outer circumference with a separation cohesive layer formed thereon, to which the second film is detachably attached, and a first roller driving member configured to drive and drive the separation roller to separate the second film attached to the separation cohesive layer from the cohesive layer of the first film while moving along the separation roller, and an attachment unit configured to reattach the second film separated from the cohesive layer of the first film to the cohesive layer of the first film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: NPS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Seong Ho Bae
  • Patent number: 11390038
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and to a device for producing a butt-welded joint between two pipe segments (38, 39) of a pipe (27, 28) made of a weldable plastic material, each pipe segment being held by a gripping means (14, 15), pipe end cross-sections of the pipe segments (38, 39) being machined with the aid of a tool means (11) for forming welding contact surfaces (40, 41), said tool means (11) being disposed in a stationary manner in a separating plane (37) for machining the welding contact surfaces (40, 41) and a separating cut for forming the pipe segments (38, 39) being realised by the gripping means (14, 15) moving the pipe (27, 28) relative to the tool means (11) in the separating plane (37), said separating cut simultaneously serving to form the welding contact surfaces (40, 41).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Huerner Schweisstechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Lenz, Florian Kraus, Richard Early
  • Patent number: 11383474
    Abstract: A container with a non-heat-seal window and a process for fabricating a low surface energy container with a non-heat-seal window. The process comprises forming a container template and cutting an opening in the container template. A window comprising a window stock material, a releasable liner, and a wiped on adhesive positioned between the window stock material and the releasable liner is sized to overlap the opening. A portion of the adhesive is exposed and the window is positioned over the opening. The window is then secured to the container template over the opening without the need to apply heat, and the container template is folded into the low surface energy container with the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Carton Service CSI, LLC
    Inventors: Reid Lederer, Dave Higgins, Terrance Wenninger, Scott Garverick, Mike Robinette, Warren Turner
  • Patent number: 11383453
    Abstract: A relatively thick, rubberized adhesive tape is applied to an article to repair, patch, bond, seal, or waterproof the article, to join two or more articles, and/or to modify the appearance and/or physical properties of the article, such as by thermal insulation, shock resistance, vibration resistance, electrical insulation, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Swift IP, LLC
    Inventor: Philip Swift
  • Patent number: 11383299
    Abstract: A process for joining two or more powder injection molded parts by preparing at least two green parts from a feedstock including a binder and an injection powder. Placing the two or more green part into intimate contact, and maintaining the two green parts in intimate contact at a position with a linkage between the at least two green parts to produce an interconnected green assembly. Placing the assembly under shape retaining conditions, melting the binder of the interconnected green assembly under shape retaining conditions to produce a seamless body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Inventors: Orlando Scalzo, Marc Lorenzo Campomanes, Melissa Despres, Alain Bouthillier, Vincent Savaria
  • Patent number: 11383506
    Abstract: A food dispensing module for a delaminating food dispensing system includes an outer housing; and a delaminating housing. The delaminating housing has a first portion being located within said outer housing and a second portion located outside said outer housing. The delaminating housing includes delaminating nips, a first film take-up roller, a second film take-up roller, an output opening, and a trap void. The output opening is located in the second portion of the delaminating housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Inventor: Robert Almblad
  • Patent number: 11378220
    Abstract: A system (10) for reinforcing a pipeline (90) or pressure vessel includes a dispenser (12), a quantity of fabric (14), and a resin (16). The dispenser (12) has a first end (39), a second end (32), and a slot (46) formed in a wall (48), and is pressurizable via a fluid input (74) to a pressurized state. The dispenser (12) has a seal (56) configured to permit the quantity of fabric (14) to pass through the slot (46) and retain pressure within the dispenser (12). The dispenser (12) is configured to dispense the quantity of fabric (14) through the slot (46). The quantity of fabric (14) has a first width (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: THAT'S A WRAP LLC
    Inventor: Henry E. Topf, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11378221
    Abstract: A vapor barrier and method for applying same around an insulated pipe structure is disclosed. The vapor barrier a vapor retarder layer, an adhesive layer disposed on one side of the vapor retarder layer, and a release layer covering the adhesive layer. The vapor barrier has a two-dimensional geometric profile which corresponds to a three-dimensional structure of a specific pipe joint. Applying the vapor barrier comprises removing first and second portions of the release layer to expose respective portions of the adhesive layer, adhering the respective portions of release layer to corresponding areas of the pipe joint, forming an overlap seal in which a portion of the vapor barrier is adhered to itself via a portion of the adhesive layer, and forming an edge seal in which a portion of the prefabricated vapor barrier is adhered to a portion of adjacent insulation structure via a portion of the adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Inventor: Michael S. Flynn
  • Patent number: 11377783
    Abstract: An aspect of the present invention provides a raw fabric cutting device. The device comprises: a support portion for supporting a raw fabric; a compressing portion for evacuating the space between a cover arranged on the raw fabric and the support portion such that the raw fabric is compressed; a cutting portion transferred above the support portion so as to cut the raw fabric; and a sealing portion transferred together with the cutting portion and configured to supply a sealing member to an open area of the cover, which is exposed as the raw fabric is cut, thereby covering the open area, wherein the sealing portion comprises a sealing member cutting portion for forming a notch on at least one side of the sealing member in the transverse direction with regard to the direction of transfer of the sealing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Cafe24 Corp.
    Inventor: Jae Suk Lee
  • Patent number: 11370213
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods adapted for removing a layer of paint, sealant, or adhesive from a surface of an article, including wooden, metal, plaster, stone, and brick articles. The apparatuses are provided with a module comprising at least one carbon infrared emitter bulb that generates short-wavelength infrared radiation. The module has an opening through which the infrared radiation is emitted from the module, and the intensity and wavelengths of the infrared radiation are controlled to selectively attain temperatures in a range of about 90 to 375° C. at the surface of the article when located a distance of about 5 to 15 centimeters from the opening of the module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventor: Darcy Wallace
  • Patent number: 11367647
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an electronic device is provided. The method includes forming a stack structure by placing a to-be-peeled layer on a substrate, applying thermal shock to the stack structure, detaching the to-be-peeled layer from the substrate, and transferring the detached to-be-peeled layer to a target substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Inventors: Kyung In Jang, Ho Hyun Keum, Jong Cheol Rah, Seung Kyoung Heo
  • Patent number: 11358822
    Abstract: A pad of dispensable adhesive tape segments is shown and described. The pad includes a protective envelope and a number of tape segments. The tape segments are arrayed such that detachable pull tabs for each are exposed for grasp. The envelope may include a strip folded over onto itself and adhered in place. The envelope is pulled open and may be adhered to an environmental surface. Tape segments have adhesive of weaker adherence than the adhesive of the envelope so that when pulled by a pull tab, each tape segment preferentially releases from the next, but the envelope maintains adherence to the environmental surface. Adhesive lined tabs initially holding the envelope closed may also be used for adherence to the environmental surface. Preferably used for medical tape, the envelope is waterproof to maintain sterility of tape segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventor: Parsig Chouljian
  • Patent number: 11358335
    Abstract: A mask is provided for an additively manufactured part including a plurality of spaced openings in a surface of the part. The mask is made with the part and includes an attachment ligament configured to integrally couple to the part between the openings in a cantilever fashion. First and second cover members include a proximal ends integrally coupled to the attachment ligament and distal ends extending at least partially over a respective portions of the plurality of openings. A detachment member extends from each of the first and second cover members. The attachment ligament is the sole connection to the part. The mask may have an umbrella shape in cross-section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Travis J Packer, Brad Wilson VanTassel, Christopher Donald Porter, Jonathan Matthew Lomas, Glenn Curtis Taxacher