Patents Examined by Sing P Chan
  • Patent number: 10884349
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method of manufacturing a multi-layered article including a finished outer surface optionally having particular surface properties. The article can be a self-supported strip having a smooth outer surface. The method is, for example, suitable for the preparation of multi-layered articles such as a flexible intermediate transfer member (ITM) for use in an indirect printing system. Uses of such articles are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: Benzion Landa, Sagi Abramovich, Moshe Levanon, Helena Chechik
  • Patent number: 10851930
    Abstract: A portable assembly for securing a plastic fitting to a plastic pipe by employing fusion or thermal sealing is disclosed. The assembly is secured to the outer circumference of a plastic pipe at a desired location. The assembly can be secured at any longitudinal and lateral position along a plastic pipe. A heater heats both the pipe and the fitting to the point where they begin to melt. The heater is then removed and the fitting is pressed onto the surface of the pipe, thus fusing the fitting to the pipe. After cooling, the assembly is removed and the surface of the pipe within the interior of the fitting is drilled or removed. This now enables fluid within the pipe to be sent to the fitting and onto distribution lines which are connected to the fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: HDPE Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher A. Menno
  • Patent number: 10854494
    Abstract: Method for producing an interface for assembling temporarily a microelectronic support and a handle, comprising at least the formation of a first layer comprising at least one material capable of releasing at least one chemical species under the action of a physical-chemical treatment, the formation of a second layer comprising at least one material capable of receiving the at least one chemical species so as to cause its embrittlement, and the embrittlement of the interface by application of a heat treatment, such that the at least one species is released from the first layer and reacts with all or part of the material of the second layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Jean Charbonnier, Frederic-Xavier Gaillard
  • Patent number: 10837224
    Abstract: A conveyor belt for use in applying sealant to an elongated spacer frame and a method of use. The conveyor belt comprising a reversible belt rotatably attached to first and second pulleys. The reversible belt having a first perimeter length. The reversible belt is removably attached to the first and second pulleys. A first side and a second side of the replacement belt include first and second adhesive resistant materials. The first and second adhesive resistant materials are separated by an elastic support layer, wherein the first perimeter length is shorter than a second perimeter length measured about the rotation path of the first and second pulleys. The elastic support layer applies a force to first and second pulleys such that the reversible belt does not slip relative to the first and second pulleys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: GED Integrated Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: William Briese
  • Patent number: 10842025
    Abstract: A method to remove slugs from a circuitry pattern on the fly during the fabrication of a flexible printed circuit, the method includes applying a coverlay reel-to-reel onto one side of the metal foil on the fly and applying a sacrificial liner reel-to-reel onto another side of the metal foil on the fly. Then, after the slugs and circuitry patterns are created from laser ablation, the slug can be removed by applying compressed air to the slugs and/or peeling off the sacrificial liner from the circuitry pattern reel-to-reel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Manaflex LLC
    Inventor: Robert Clinton Lane
  • Patent number: 10821771
    Abstract: A golden effect heat transfer label includes a carrier and a golden effect design layer on the carrier. The golden effect design layer is formulated from an ink having a golden effect pigment present in a concentration of about 5 percent to about 35 percent by weight of the ink. The golden effect heat transfer label is transferred from the carrier to a target object as a golden effect feature and the golden effect feature exhibits a robust golden effect on the target object. The golden effect feature exhibits no adhesion failure and no visual change after being subjected to standard testing. The golden effect heat transfer label can be transferred onto target objects including apparel items, plastics, metals and carbon fiber objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Huanyu Wei
  • Patent number: 10814597
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for transferring two-dimensional nanomaterials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lin Cong, Wei Zhao, Jin Zhang, Yu-Chien Tsai, Kai-Li Jiang, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Patent number: 10818465
    Abstract: A method for making field emitter is provided. A carbon nanotube array and a cathode substrate are provided. A pressure is applied on the carbon nanotube array to make the carbon nanotubes of the carbon nanotube array toppled over and form a carbon nanotube paper. An adhesive tape is placed on the carbon nanotube paper, and then the adhesive tape is peeled off to make the carbon nanotube paper bonded to the adhesive tape. The cathode substrate is placed on the carbon nanotube paper; and then the cathode substrate is peeled off, at least part of the plurality of carbon nanotubes are bonded to the cathode substrate and perpendicular to the cathode substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yang Wei, Guang Wang, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Patent number: 10814598
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for transferring two-dimensional nanomaterials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lin Cong, Wei Zhao, Jin Zhang, Yu-Chien Tsai, Kai-Li Jiang, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Patent number: 10816747
    Abstract: A guide tool device for an optical fiber includes a body having an adhesive passage between a proximal end and a flat distal end of the body. The passage communicates an adhesive supplied at the proximal end to an exit opening in the distal end. Each of a pair of fiber guide channels extends from the body to guide an optical fiber when aligned inside the channel, for relative movement over the exit opening in the distal end of the body during use of the device. A connector fixed on the proximal end of the body in communication with the passage, mates with a connector at the distal end of a syringe containing the adhesive. When urged by the syringe, the adhesive flows through the passage and out the exit opening in the distal end of the body, thereby coating the fiber when guided over the distal end during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: OFS FITEL, LLC
    Inventors: Kelvin B Bradley, Xavier Chiron
  • Patent number: 10809293
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing electronic apparatus includes: a step (A) of preparing a structure provided with an adhesive film and at least one electronic component affixed to an adhesive surface of the adhesive film; a step (B) of disposing the structure in an electronic component testing apparatus such that the electronic component is positioned over an electronic component installation region of a sample stand with the adhesive film interposed between the electronic component and the electronic component installation region, the electronic component testing apparatus being provided with a probe card at a position facing the sample stand and includes a probe terminal; a step (C) of evaluating the properties of the electronic component while being affixed to the adhesive film with the probe terminal being in contact with a terminal of the electronic component; and a subsequent step (D) of picking up the electronic component from the adhesive film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUI CHEMICALS TOCHELLO, INC.
    Inventor: Eiji Hayashishita
  • Patent number: 10807114
    Abstract: A contact nozzle for simultaneously coating a plurality of elastic strands moving in a machine direction with an adhesive is described. The contact nozzle includes a single fluid inlet for receiving the adhesive from a fluid module, a first inverted V-shaped notch, a second inverted V-shaped notch, a third inverted V-shaped notch, and a mounting surface configured to abut the fluid module when the contact nozzle is coupled to the fluid module. Each inverted V-shaped notch extends along the contact nozzle in the machine direction, has an open bottom end, a circular closed top end. Each inverted V-shaped notch includes an adhesive orifice in fluid communication with the single fluid inlet for receiving the adhesive for directing the adhesive into contact with an upper surface of an elastic strand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Joel E. Saine, Charles P. Ganzer
  • Patent number: 10807351
    Abstract: A method for producing a laminate (1), preferably for a floor covering, wherein the laminate (1) has a decorative layer and a wear layer made of polyurethane, includes the following steps: applying a first liquid polyurethane material (12) on a release layer (11) to form the wear layer, inserting a decorative sheet (14) into the first polyurethane material (12), applying a second liquid polyurethane material (17) on the decorative sheet (14), which is impregnated with the first polyurethane material (12) and with the second polyurethane material (17), supplying heat energy for curing the first polyurethane material (12) and the second polyurethane material (17), and separating the release layer (11) from the wear layer, wherein the heat energy is supplied to the first polyurethane material (12) and the second polyurethane material (17) from below through the release layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Windmöller GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Rose, Georg Kruse, Ulrich Windmöller
  • Patent number: 10792905
    Abstract: The invention provides a process to manufacture multilayer laminated packaging material to produce carton packages comprising the steps of: feeding a paperboard layer to a laminating equipment; laminating at least one inner layer onto a non-printable inner face of said paperboard layer, thereby forming a web of a multilayer laminated packaging material, wherein the at least one laminated inner layer forms a protective sealing and odour, light and gas barrier layer; winding said web of the multilayer laminated packaging material to form a master roll; feeding said master roll containing the web of the multilayer laminated packaging material to a printing equipment; printing a commercial artwork onto a printable outer face of the paperboard layer of the web of the multilayer laminated packaging material, opposed to said non-printable inner face; winding the printed web of the multilayer laminated packaging material to form a printed master roll; and slitting the printed master roll to form rolls of smaller widt
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventor: Sergio R. Romeiro
  • Patent number: 10792890
    Abstract: A method for manufacture of a digitally printed decorative surfacing material includes applying a textured layer upon a substrate, processing a digital image to compensate for additional surface area provided by the textured layer so as to produce a resultant digital image, digitally printing the resultant digital image upon the textured layer, applying a top coat layer over the digitally printed image. A digitally printed decorative surfacing material in accordance with the method described above is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Wilsonart LLC
    Inventors: Arvind S. Karthikeyan, Jerry Wayne Kerzee
  • Patent number: 10794072
    Abstract: A surface protector system for protecting selected portions of floor surfaces, wherein the system includes first and second surface protectors that are connected together to form a dust-proof connection between the first and second surface protectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Garland Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Melissa Rus
  • Patent number: 10786952
    Abstract: A method of making a wind turbine blade is described. The blade comprises an outer shell having a laminate structure. The method comprises providing a blade mould (82) defining a shape of at least part of the outer shell of the blade. The mould extends in a spanwise direction between a root end (94) and a tip end (96), and extends in a chordwise direction between a leading edge (90) and a trailing edge (92). The method further includes providing a plurality of dry plies (66) comprising dry structural fibrous material and a plurality of prepreg (68) plies comprising structural fibrous material impregnated with resin. The plurality of dry plies and the plurality of prepreg plies are arranged in the mould to form a plurality of layers of the laminate structure of the outer shell of the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Vestas Wind Systems A/S
    Inventor: Anton Bech
  • Patent number: 10780651
    Abstract: An application unit (13) comprises a rotation unit (26) and a support unit (27). The rotation unit (26) comprises a nozzle unit (28), a nozzle support part (29), a body base (30), a first supply part (31), a second supply part (32), a third supply part (33), a valve (34), and a motor (35). The nozzle support part (29) rotatably supports the nozzle unit (28) such that the central axis of the nozzle unit (28) is inclined with respect to the rotation axis of the rotation unit (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hironobu Hayama, Takeshi Nabeta, Takashi Motohashi, Chikanori Watanabe, Takashi Yamamuro
  • Patent number: 10773505
    Abstract: A method of stably and precisely attaching substrates and an apparatus for stably and precisely attaching substrates, the method including: placing a substrate, attached with a release film, on a shuttle stage; peeling the release film from the substrate; a transferring unit lifting the substrate from the shuttle stage; a gas supplier spraying gas toward the substrate so that the substrate is convexly curved in a direction away from the gas supplier; the substrate transferred into a chamber by the transferring unit; placing the substrate on a main stage in the chamber; and attaching the substrate to an adherend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Taejin Kim, Sukju Kang, Sangcheol Kim
  • Patent number: 10774474
    Abstract: A transfer method for carbon nanotube array is provided. A carbon nanotube array is located on a first substrate. A pressure is applied to the carbon nanotube array to form a carbon nanotube paper. A second substrate with a bonding layer is placed on the carbon nanotube paper, and the bonding layer is located between the second substrate and the carbon nanotube array. The second substrate is peeled off, and the carbon nanotubes of the carbon nanotube paper vertically aligned and form the carbon nanotube array under forces of the first substrate and the second substrate. The carbon nanotubes of the carbon nanotube array are substantially perpendicular to the surface of the second substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Guang Wang, Yang Wei, Shou-Shan Fan