Patents Examined by Sing P Chan
  • Patent number: 10500827
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an attachment device, an attachment system and a method for attaching a protection film using the attachment system. The attachment device includes an adsorption stage and a handle fixedly connected to the adsorption stage, wherein the adsorption stage is provided with an adsorption surface and a suction hole, and the suction hole is communicated with a plurality of adsorption mouths in the adsorption surface and is configured to connect to a suction device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yi Wang, Ji Zhang, Wei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10486455
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying security elements, comprises at least one value document substrate transport device for transporting a value document substrate web, at least one security elements transport device for transporting a security elements carrier band having a plurality of security elements, wherein the security elements carrier band has a first and a second main surface which oppose each other, each security element has a first and a second main surface which oppose each other, each security element is arranged with its first main surface on the first main surface of the security elements carrier band, and each security element has adhesive properties at its second main surface, wherein the apparatus has an application region in order to apply the security elements with their second main surface onto the value document substrate web. A security elements carrier band and a value document involve the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Josef Schinabeck, André Gregarek, Winfried Hoffmüller, Christoph Gebauer, Christoph Mengel, Mario Keller, Matthias Pfeiffer
  • Patent number: 10475676
    Abstract: In a processing method, a surface protective tape peeling step of peeling a surface protective tape off the top surface of a wafer is performed in a state in which an expanding sheet is expanded while a preliminary expanding step of expanding the expanding sheet is performed after an affixing step is performed. Therefore, the surface protective tape can be peeled off the top surface of the wafer while a tension is applied to the expanding sheet. It is thereby possible to prevent chips from coming into contact with each other and being damaged. When an expanding step is thereafter performed, the expanding sheet is expanded by an amount of expansion which amount is a value larger than an amount of expansion of the expanding sheet in the preliminary expanding step. Thus, sufficient intervals can be formed between the chips, and the chips can be transported smoothly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: DISCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Karl Heinz Priewasser, Akiko Kigawa
  • Patent number: 10449799
    Abstract: In an attachment device, the atmospheric pressure of a lower space which is formed by a container and an attachment film and the atmospheric pressure of an upper space which is formed by a lid and the attachment film are varied to cause elastic deformation of the attachment film, so that a decorative sheet is attached to a cowl. Disposed inside the container are: a jig that puts the cowl in place; and a restriction plate which is disposed at a location close to the cowl so as to cause at least a part of the cowl to be exposed to the attachment film side, and which has a reception surface that restricts the elastic deformation of the attachment film. In addition, the reception surface is provided with a small through-hole that allows the air inside the lower space to flow therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuji Yamahiro, Natsuki Mamiya, Masaru Yoshimoto, Yasuhiro Funato
  • Patent number: 10442648
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for assembling, dispensing and using a laminated paper web transfer tape, an embodiment of the apparatus having a pair of transfer tape spools enclosed within a cartridge dispenser, one transfer tape spool containing a first tape component of the laminated transfer tape and the other transfer tape spool containing a second tape component of the laminated transfer tape, the first tape component being the combination of a substrate having adhesive on both sides and a release liner, the second tape component being a cover flap member having a release coating over at least a majority of one side. The components are unwound from the spools and pressed together such that they become joined along a longitudinal edge strip, then dispensed from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: SANDAR INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Peter Rodriguez, Jason Rodriguez, Dennis A Dohogne
  • Patent number: 10427820
    Abstract: An automatic high speed labeling machine with an improved label stripper is provided capable of applying 700 to 1,000 labels to individual produce items in a single lane, without tearing the label carrier strip. The improved label stripper has a contoured surface wherein only the center section contacts the label carrier strip. The edges of the carrier strip are prevented from contacting the label stripper surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Sinclair Systems International LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Guadagnini, M. Scott Howarth, Kris Veeck, Justin Graham, Todd Gilbert
  • Patent number: 10426233
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a waterproof fastener tape includes the steps of: forming a viscous waterproof layer on a releasable substrate; attaching the viscous waterproof layer formed on the releasable substrate to a fastener tape base fabric, and peeling the releasable substrate off the viscous waterproof layer that has been attached to the fastener tape base fabric; promoting curing of the viscous waterproof layer formed on the fastener tape base fabric to form a reduced-viscosity waterproof layer; and after the promoting of curing of the viscous waterproof layer, covering an exposed surface of the reduced-viscosity waterproof layer formed on the fastener tape base fabric with a releasable cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshie Numata, Masahide Ozaki, Masanobu Mizuno, Toshimasa Konaka, Takuya Nagatani
  • Patent number: 10424227
    Abstract: Multi-part label systems, and methods for their assembly. A linerless label roll separable into at least a first label and a second label is provided. The first label and second label are dispensed from the linerless label roll and applied to a surface simultaneously, whereby after application the underside of the first label is in contact with the surface and the undersurface of the second label is in contact with the top side of the first label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Chicago Tab & Label Inc.
    Inventors: F. Paul Valenti, Jr., Carl Opel, Daniel Hedger
  • Patent number: 10421885
    Abstract: A system for protecting a surface of a substrate includes a protective film, which is configured to be applied and secured to the surface, as well as a backing on an adherent surface of the protective film and an application tape over an exterior surface of the protective film. Protruding features, such as tabs, adjacent to different peripheral edges of the protective film may enable removal of the backing and the application tape from the protective film, and may include features that indicate the order in which each protruding feature is to be grasped to peel its corresponding element away from the protective film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: ZAGG Intellectual Property Holding Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Jim A. Colby, Gregory E. Booth, Jonathan B. Benson, Derek M. Smith, James McGuire
  • Patent number: 10414104
    Abstract: A method for arranging a functional layer on a plastic component of a lighting device and a composite made of the plastic component and the functional layer, in particular a frame, an outer rim, a support frame, an inner lens, a retaining element, or the like is provided. The method includes that a film-like laminar composite is provided that has the functional layer and a substrate. The laminar composite is placed in a holding fixture. A vacuum is turned on in the holding fixture and suctioning of the laminar composite by means of a suction area of the holding fixture is performed. The plastic component is arranged on the laminar composite, and at least areas of the laminar composite are welded or bonded to the plastic component by means of a welding method or by means of an adhesive method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Jennifer Dressel, Matthias Hahn, Sven Kinkel, Martin Mügge
  • Patent number: 10414124
    Abstract: A printable blank sheet includes a sheet with a top substrate and a bottom layer, a dry lift adhesive connecting the top substrate to the bottom layer, cut lines in the sheet that extend through the top substrate and the dry lift adhesive but not through the bottom layer, and a folder pocket cut into the top substrate with a periphery of the folder pocket defined by the cut lines. The folder pocket can be removed from the sheet by separating the folder pocket and the bottom layer along the dry lift adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Blank Acquisition, LLC
    Inventor: Andrew R. Ogren
  • Patent number: 10414114
    Abstract: A method for making a dual temperature label having a face stock and a liner comprises using a first adhesive pattern applicator to apply a first adhesive to the line. The method includes transferring the first adhesive from the liner to the face stock via a first chill roller. A second adhesive pattern applicator is used to apply a second adhesive to the liner after the first adhesive has been transferred therefrom to the face stock. The face stock is brought in registry with the liner via a second chill roller to make the dual temperature label such that each of the first adhesive and the second adhesive is sandwiched between the face stock and the liner. The first adhesive is a hot temperature adhesive and the second adhesive is a cold temperature adhesive, or vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Ward Kraft, Inc.
    Inventors: Young Min Yoo, Jesse Crum
  • Patent number: 10409054
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacture of an electrowetting device is provided. The apparatus includes a first and second support plate feeding system to provide a first and second support plate respectively. The first and second support plate feeding systems include a first and second element respectively. The first and second elements are positioned relative to each other so as to angle the first support plate relative to the second support plate such that the first support plate and the second support plate are brought closer together as the first support plate and the second support plate are fed by the first element and the second element, respectively, so as to provide, during the manufacture of the electrowetting device, a cavity between the first support plate and the second support plate. The apparatus also includes a first and second fluid supply system for supply of a first and second fluid respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Ivar Schram
  • Patent number: 10399376
    Abstract: A multi-layer pad of double-sided adhesive sheet material with individual pull-tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventor: Sandeep Seth
  • Patent number: 10399298
    Abstract: A protection film includes a film layer and a spacer. The spacer is disposed on a surface of the film layer. The spacer includes at least one separation region formed in a thickness direction from a surface of the spacer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Dong Su Yee
  • Patent number: 10391515
    Abstract: An applicator assembly may include an applicator member and a pump. The applicator member may include an applicator surface substantially matching a surface of a pipe or fitting. The pump may cause a fluid to flow via one or more channels onto the applicator surface. When the pipe or fitting is positioned within or around the applicator surface the pump causes the fluid to flow between the applicator surface and the surface of the pipe or fitting applying the fluid to the surface of the pipe or fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventor: Andrew Norman Kerlin
  • Patent number: 10395153
    Abstract: Cards embodying the invention include a core subassembly whose elements define the functionality of the card and a hard coat subassembly attached to the top and/or bottom sides of the core subassembly to protect the core subassembly from wear and tear and being scratched. The core subassembly may be formed solely of plastic layers or of different combinations of plastic and metal layers and may include all the elements of a smart card enabling contactless RF communication and/or direct contact communication. The hard coat subassembly includes a hard coat layer, which typically includes nanoparticles, and a buffer or primer layer formed so as to be attached between the hard coat layer and the core subassembly for enabling the lasering of the core subassembly without negatively impacting the hard coat layer and/or for imparting color to the card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: COMPOSECURE, LLC
    Inventor: John Herslow
  • Patent number: 10384900
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for assembling, dispensing and using a laminated paper web transfer tape, an embodiment of the apparatus having a pair of transfer tape spools enclosed within a housing, one transfer tape spool containing a first tape component of the laminated transfer tape and the other transfer tape spool containing a second tape component of the laminated transfer tape, the first tape component being the combination of a substrate having adhesive on both sides and a release liner, the second tape component being a cover flap member having a release coating over at least a majority of one side. The components are unwound from the spools and pressed together such that they become joined along a longitudinal edge strip, then dispensed from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: SANDAR INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Peter Rodriguez, Jason Rodriguez, Dennis A. Dohogne
  • Patent number: 10385176
    Abstract: The instant disclosure provides a polyimide composite film for a flexible display and a method for manufacturing the same. The composite film can be attached to a supporting carrier and includes a double-sided tape, a releasing layer and a transparent polyimide film. The double-sided tape includes a substrate, a surface of the substrate has an adhesive disposed thereon, and the other surface of the substrate has a releasing agent disposed thereon. A releasing layer is attached to the adhesive on the substrate and is removable from the substrate so that the substrate is attachable to the supporting carrier through the adhesive. The method includes providing a transparent polyimide film; providing the double-sided tape mentioned above; and removing the releasing layer on the releasing agent of the substrate for adhering the transparent polyimide film to the releasing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: TAIMIDE TECH. INC.
    Inventors: Chih-Wei Lin, Chun-Ting Lai
  • Patent number: 10384431
    Abstract: A method for forming a substrate structure for an electrical component includes placing an electrically insulating laminate on a substrate and applying hot pressure to the electrically insulating laminate by a heatable plate. An average temperature of a surface temperature distribution within a center area of the heatable plate is higher than 80° C. during applying the hot pressure. Further, an edge area of the heatable plate laterally surrounds the center area and a temperature of the heatable plate within the edge area decreases from the center area towards an edge of the heatable plate during applying the hot pressure. A temperature at a location located vertically above an edge of the substrate during applying the hot pressure is at least 5° C. lower than the average temperature of the surface temperature distribution within the center area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ji Yong Park, Sri Chaitra J. Chavali, Siddharth K. Alur, Kyu Oh Lee