Patents Examined by Philip Tucker
  • Patent number: 10086598
    Abstract: A holding unit holds label paper conveyed from a label printer that ejects ink onto the label paper. A peeling unit is disposed to the label paper conveyance path downstream from the holding unit, and peels labels from the liner of the label paper. The peeling unit can move bidirectionally between a start peeling position and an end peeling position. A peeling member folds back only the liner portion of the label paper. A peeling conveyance roller disposed downstream from the peeling member on the label paper conveyance path conveys the label paper. The peeling member moves from the start peeling position to the end peeling position by being pushed by the label paper conveyed by the peeling conveyance roller while the label paper is still held by the holding unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takeshi Tokuda
  • Patent number: 10071544
    Abstract: A separation apparatus for separating a superposed substrate in which a processing target substrate and a supporting substrate are joined together with an adhesive, into the processing target substrate and the supporting substrate, includes: a first holding unit which holds the processing target substrate; a second holding unit which holds the supporting substrate; a moving mechanism which relatively moves the first holding unit or the second holding unit in a horizontal direction; a load measurement unit which measures a load acting on the processing target substrate and the supporting substrate when the processing target substrate and the supporting substrate are separated; and a control unit which controls the moving mechanism based on the load measured by the load measurement unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignees: Tokyo Electron Limited, INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Osamu Hirakawa, Masaru Honda, Akira Fukutomi, Takeshi Tamura, Jiro Harada, Kazutaka Noda, Xavier Francois Brun
  • Patent number: 10069131
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an electrode for energy storage devices and a method for making the electrode for energy storage devices is disclosed, where a flexible binder in the electrode formulation is activated by certain additives and is uniformly deposited on to the active and conductive particles by high speed mixing. The particles deposited with activated binder particles are then pressed together to form free standing electrode film. High performance and cost effective products, such as free standing electrode films, laminated electrodes, ultracapacitors, lithium ion capacitors, batteries, fuel cells and hybrid cells which are the combination of the above devices, and the energy storage system or the system blocks, such as modules, can be manufactured using this process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventor: Linda Zhong
  • Patent number: 10065404
    Abstract: A process for in-line laminating a heavy-gauge transparent polymer sheet with a pre-pre-formed polymer film to produce a laminated polymer sheet. The pre-formed polymer film can impart one or more aesthetic or functional elements to the heavy-gauge polymer sheet. The resulting laminate can have equivalent, or enhanced, properties as compared to conventionally-prepared laminates and can be formed into a variety of articles with multiple end uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Ryan Thomas Neill, Patsy Jeanine Barton, Jill Ellen Cline, James Hubert David, David Gayle Salyer
  • Patent number: 10052777
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and a system for separating a touch panel from a display module of a touch display device. The system includes a carrying unit configured to secure a to-be-processed touch display device, and a disassembling unit configured to soften an adhesive between the touch panel and the display module so as to separate the touch panel from the display module, thereby to disassemble the touch display device secured on the carrying unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI XINSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yifei Zhan
  • Patent number: 10046546
    Abstract: Crosslaminates of thermoplastic films have at least one of the films formed as a fluted structure, and two films are laminated to one another in such a manner that pockets are formed which contain gas. The pockets allow passage of gas between at least two adjacent flutes, whereby the product has an improved handle, and bags formed of the laminate have good stacking properties when filled with coarse particulates. The flute pitch is generally no more than 3 mm, while the pocket length is less than 50 mm. The bonding method involves spot bonding between the films, achieved by adhering the films together between crown portions of bosses on one film with molten material on the other film under a low pressure process, for instance achieved by provision of air pressure through adaptation of production apparatus, for instance die portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventor: Ole-Bendt Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 10040264
    Abstract: A bottom heater for use in assembling a container bottom and a sleeve includes a body having a peripheral wall and a heated air passage terminating in an outlet in the peripheral wall. A shape of at least a portion of the peripheral wall defining the outlet is such that heated air exiting the outlet is fluidly attached to an adjacent portion of the peripheral wall after exit because of the Coanda effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Dart Container Corporation
    Inventor: Randy John Lamie
  • Patent number: 10040269
    Abstract: A present system of the present application provides for reticulating adhesive to the surface network of cellular core. As such, the present invention allows for substantial improvements over prior systems. The present invention may be implemented with any aircraft, wind turbine, rocket, space satellite, or land vehicle, but there is nothing within the spirit and scope of the present invention limiting it to any particular application. The teachings of the present invention are useful to any composite structure utilizing cellular core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Reller, Paul Oldroyd
  • Patent number: 10041197
    Abstract: A novel nonwoven material for use as a cover of bedding and furniture is disclosed. The inventive method comprises creating a layered nonwoven material, cutting one or more desired shapes from a portion of said layered nonwoven material; securely attaching a first portion of said one or more desired shapes to a second portion of said one or more desired shapes to create a cover containing an internal cavity; and placing a furniture item within said internal cavity of said cover. The furniture item is selected from a group comprising a pillow, a cushion, a mattress, and a duvet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventor: Bobby Shokar
  • Patent number: 10040591
    Abstract: A label application system for applying labels to relatively short, round, straight-walled articles is constructed and designed so that labels to be applied to passing articles are delivered to the label application zone on a carrier web in a short feed orientation, with each label being oriented lengthwise across a width of the carrier web. At the time of labeling, the label is held stationary on a flat vacuum surface, and the label is applied by spinning the articles past the vacuum surface. As a result, the system is capable of labeling articles at processing speeds of at least 450 articles per minute or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Label-Aire, Inc.
    Inventor: Israel Vega
  • Patent number: 10022909
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, a method for forming a structural member may include providing a sheet of structural material and compression molding an in-mold decoration film to a side of the sheet of structural material. In accordance with these and other embodiments of the present disclosure, a method for forming a structural member may include providing a sheet of structural material and adhesively bonding a chassis attachment frame to the sheet of structural material, the chassis attachment frame having one or more attachment features for mechanically coupling the structural member to other one or more other components. In accordance with these and other embodiments of the present disclosure, a method for forming a structural member may include providing a sheet of structural material and molding a chassis attachment frame comprising sheet molding compound to the structural material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Nicholas D. Abbatiello, Chuan Beng Sim, Xin Hua Tian
  • Patent number: 10005379
    Abstract: A component having at least one structural component and one organic sheet, and a method for producing the component, are described. In a first step, a woven-fabric hose is arranged in a contour of a tool and then the tool is closed. In a second step, a plastic, in particular a melt, is injected into the woven-fabric hose arranged in the closed tool. In a third step, a fluid and/or supporting element is introduced into the woven-fabric hose, a cavity thus being formed in the woven-fabric hose. An organic sheet is formed and backmolded with a plastic, and the formed and backmolded organic sheet is bonded to the structural component to produce the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: ADIENT LUXEMBOURG HOLDING S.À.R.L.
    Inventors: Dustin Flock, Bernd Meier, Vedat Nuyan, Axel Koever
  • Patent number: 9976688
    Abstract: A method of coating an expandable item (10) such as a pressure vessel or process vessel used for instance in the off shore oil industry. A compressible flexible intermediate layer (14) is provided on the item (10), and a support member (18) is embedded in the intermediate layer (14). The support member (18) comprises an open framework base (20) and a plurality of projecting members upstanding therefrom and extending out of the intermediate layer (14) away from the item (10). A thermally insulating coating layer (12) is applied over the intermediate layer (14) such that the projecting members (22) extend into the coating layer (12), and are wholly located in the coating layer (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: ADVANCED INSULATION PLC
    Inventor: Simon Harry Shepherd
  • Patent number: 9972414
    Abstract: Provided is a method of preparing a thin film structure having anisotropic, transparent, electroconductive, flexible properties. The method of preparing a thin film structure includes providing a growth substrate; growing silver nanolines on the growth substrate by using a lightning-rod effect; molding the silver nanolines by using a polymer; and separating the silver nanolines molded by the polymer from the growth substrate to form a freestanding anisotropic, transparent, electroconductive, and flexible thin film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: KOREA RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND SCIENCE
    Inventors: Jae Yong Song, Sun Hwa Park, Hyun Min Park
  • Patent number: 9956724
    Abstract: An insulated drinking vessel, e.g., a wine glass, and methods of making the same is disclosed. The vessel basically comprises a pre-molded inner vessel formed of a plastic material having a sidewall, a pre-molded outer vessel formed of a plastic material, and a ring. The ring is formed of a plastic material and is molded in-situ on a top portion of the inner vessel to cause portions of the plastic material of the inner vessel to melt and intermingle with the plastic material of the ring to form a non-superficial homogenous joint therebetween. The inner vessel is disposed within the outer vessel and the ring is welded to a top portion of the outer vessel. The ring forms the rim or lip of the insulated drinking vessel and that vessel includes an insulating air space between the sidewall portions of the inner and outer vessels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Tervis Tumbler Company
    Inventors: Thomas Melton, Thomas Fulton
  • Patent number: 9956754
    Abstract: An apparatus for processing display laminate, wherein the display laminate includes a front electrode layer, a display material layer and a protective film layer. The display laminate is continuous. A section of protective film layer is continuously removed from the edge of the display laminate by a cutting unit while the display laminate is running through the cutting unit. After removing the section of the protective film layer, a section of the display material layer located at the same edge as the removed section of the protecting film layer is continuously removed by spraying medium in a spraying unit while the display laminate is running through the spraying unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: MARIELLA LABELS OY
    Inventors: Esa Hämäläinen, Tero Kallioinen, Jouko Parppei
  • Patent number: 9956714
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing hollow bodies from thermoplastic material comprising the shaping of at least one tubular preform or at least two two-dimensional, web-like preforms of plasticated thermoplastic material into a substantially closed hollow body, for example in the form of a fuel tank for motor vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: KAUTEX TEXTRON GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Matthias Borchert, Klaus Gebert
  • Patent number: 9925029
    Abstract: In a method of manufacturing a surgical implant, a flexible areal basic structure having a first face and a second face is provided. At least one linear marking thread is placed, in a floating manner, onto one of the faces of the basic structure and mechanically fixed (e.g. by stitching) to the basic structure at a first location and at a second location which are spaced from each other. Thereafter, the linear marking thread is thermally fixed to the basic structure in an area between the first location and the second location by a melt-fusing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Medical GMBH
    Inventors: Jenifer Schneidereit, Boris Batke, Barbara Schuldt-Hempe
  • Patent number: 9923355
    Abstract: A method for terminating a cable (6) having at least one strength member (7). The method includes the steps of providing a cable termination comprising at least one termination chamber (2) for accommodating an end section of the strength member (7) and arranging and fastening an anchoring sleeve (12) around at least parts of the end section. The method further includes introducing the end section into the termination chamber (2) and fastening the end section by curing a polymer resin in the termination chamber (2) as well as a termination suitable for the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: NEXANS
    Inventors: Roger Larsson, Jan Erik Karlsen, Bjorn Aspli
  • Patent number: 9914233
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a device for separating two substrates to be utilized in electronics, optics, optoelectronics and/or photovoltaics. The device separates the substrates at an interface, the device comprising a holder; a member for retaining the structure, the member being mounted on the holder; a tool for separating the two substrates, also mounted on the holder; and means for moving the separating tool and/or means for moving the retaining member relative to the holder so as to bring them closer together or move them farther apart from each other, preferably over a limited range of travel. This device is noteworthy in that the separating tool comprises a leading edge that has, in cross-section, in succession from its tip or its front edge to its back, a tapered portion that is extended by a flared portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: SOITEC
    Inventor: Didier Landru