Patents Examined by Sonya Mazumdar
  • Patent number: 9193491
    Abstract: A system for labels that are positioned on a pharmaceutical container. The system can vary the choices for design and size of the labeling with respect to several types of container in which pharmaceuticals are positioned. The system increases the readability of information positioned on the pharmaceutical container by coordinating a label to the type and size of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Tri State Distribution, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph A. Miceli, David A. Miceli
  • Patent number: 9174423
    Abstract: A method for producing a decorated laminate having a plate-shaped core made of wood or wood material, a decorative layer on at least one side of the core, and a cover layer having aminoplast on the decorative layer, comprising the following steps: providing the plate-shaped core, fastening a cellulose nonwoven material on at least one side of the core, printing the decoration on the exposed side of the cellulose nonwoven material, attaching at least one curable cover layer on the printed decoration, and curing the curable layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Surface Technologies GMBH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Carsten Buhlmann
  • Patent number: 9175192
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a label laminate. A transparent plastic film having a first side and a second side is introduced. The second side of the transparent plastic film is printed. A release liner including a release surface and single layer of a non-tacky adhesive on the release surface is introduced. The non-tacky adhesive on the release surface is activated so that the non-tacky adhesive becomes tacky. The tacky adhesive is attached on the release surface to the second side of the transparent plastic film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: UPM RAFLATAC OY
    Inventor: Noel Mitchell
  • Patent number: 9177937
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a lightened reaction absorber or to provide a semiconductor assembling system with further shorter processing time and high productivity or high quality using the lightened reaction absorber. The present invention is based upon a reaction absorber provided with a counter mechanism equipped with a load unit moved in a predetermined direction by a first ball screw, a second ball screw that generates reactive force in a reverse direction to the predetermined direction and a driving unit having a driving motor that drives the first ball screw and the second ball screw, and has a characteristic of including a reaction absorbing unit with one end side equipped with a nut connected to the second ball screw and the other end side fixed to a unit base movable relatively to the counter mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Inventors: Masayuki Mochizuki, Yasushi Ishii
  • Patent number: 9171565
    Abstract: The present invention relates a method of producing a data storage medium comprising the steps of: a) coating a layer comprising a polymer material onto at least a part of a template surface thereby to obtain a modified template surface; b) clamping the modified template surface produced in step (a) with a target surface thereby to obtain an assembly; and c) introducing a liquid to an environment of the assembly obtained in step (b) thereby to transfer the layer comprising the polymer material of the modified template surface onto at least an adjacent region on the target surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Urs T. Duerig, Bernd W. Gotsmann, Armin W. Knoll
  • Patent number: 9156134
    Abstract: An abrasive sheet having improved properties which enable precise polishing and finishing is prepared by (1) coating an abrasive material-containing slurry on a concave face of an embossed first substrate and then UV-curing or pre-drying with heat the coating layer to form an abrasive material coating layer on the embossed first substrate; (2) coating an adhesive on one side of a second substrate to form an adhesive layer thereon; (3) combining the first and second substrates such that the abrasive material coating layer is bonded to the adhesive layer to form a laminate; and (4) separating the first substrate from the laminate formed in step (3), to obtain an abrasive sheet having an embossed abrasive material coating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Inventor: Nam Il Kim
  • Patent number: 9128369
    Abstract: A method by which optical filter structures may be applied onto a substrate that is transparent to light at least in the visible wavelength range suitable for a barrier filter. In such a method, an adhesive is applied onto the substrate; then, a photographic film comprising a base film and a photographic emulsion layer applied on it is brought into contact with the adhesive. The optical filter structures are impressed in the photographic emulsion layer by exposure, development and fixation. The side of the film brought into contact with the adhesive is the one that bears the photographic emulsion layer. The adhesive is then spread between film and substrate by means of a roller rolling across the film at a specified contact pressure and a specified feed rate of the roller and thus pressing the film against the substrate. A permanent joint between substrate and photographic emulsion layer is then established by the curing of the adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignees: Secco GmbH, 3D International Europe GmbH
    Inventors: Ullrich Daehnert, Juergen Schwarz, Stephan Otte
  • Patent number: 9126392
    Abstract: A process including forming a photovoltaic solar cell on a substrate, the photovoltaic solar cell comprising an anchor positioned between the photovoltaic solar cell and the substrate to suspend the photovoltaic solar cell from the substrate. A surface of the photovoltaic solar cell opposite the substrate is attached to a receiving substrate. The receiving substrate may be bonded to the photovoltaic solar cell using an adhesive force or a metal connecting member. The photovoltaic solar cell is then detached from the substrate by lifting the receiving substrate having the photovoltaic solar cell attached thereto and severing the anchor connecting the photovoltaic solar cell to the substrate. Depending upon the type of receiving substrate used, the photovoltaic solar cell may be removed from the receiving substrate or remain on the receiving substrate for use in the final product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Sandia Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory N. Nielson, Jose Luis Cruz-Campa, Murat Okandan, Paul J. Resnick, Carlos Anthony Sanchez, Peggy J. Clews, Vipin P. Gupta
  • Patent number: 9084695
    Abstract: A pressure-sensitive adhesive tape package is provided. The pressure-sensitive adhesive tape package accommodates an adhesive tape having a support and an adhesive agent layer provided on one surface of the support, the adhesive tape being bent into a first portion and a second portion such that the adhesive agent layer faces outward. Moreover, the pressure-sensitive adhesive tape package can include a first release sheet releasably attached to the adhesive agent layer of the first portion of the adhesive tape, and a second release sheet releasably attached to the adhesive agent layer of the second portion of the adhesive tape to seal the adhesive tape with the first release sheet between the first and second release sheets. In this configuration, the conventionally existing package can be eliminated. Moreover, when the second release sheet is removed from the adhesive agent layer of the second portion of the adhesive tape, half of the adhesive agent layer is exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Shigeo Ohta, Nobuo Tsutsumi
  • Patent number: 9072627
    Abstract: An apparatus for making a structure comprising solid material and typically a substrate, said apparatus comprising a first moving endless surface and adjacent thereto one or more stationary primary (vacuum) gas containers (chambers), at least one thereof being connected to a secondary (vacuum) gas container, whereby the pressure difference between primary and secondary containers is minimized; and methods using such an apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Peter Ostle, Marion Hundorf
  • Patent number: 9065159
    Abstract: A method is generally described which includes altering temperature. The method includes providing a housing having an external surface and an internal surface. The method also includes coupling at least one component within the housing. At least one component is configured to generate electrical energy in combination with other components, chemicals, or materials residing within the housing. Further, the method includes forming a plurality of microchannels coupled to at least one of the internal surface of the housing or at least one internal components. Further still, the method includes providing a thermal sink coupled to the microchannels. The thermal sink is configured to transfer heat energy to or from the microchannels. Yet further still, the method includes flowing a fluid through the microchannels and the thermal sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Inventors: Alistair K. Chan, Roderick A. Hyde, Jordin T. Kare, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9023167
    Abstract: A process for coating a substrate comprising the sequential steps of (a) providing a transfer sheet provided with a printed powder coating, (b) applying the transfer sheet onto the substrate with the powder coating in contact with the substrate, (c) removing the transfer sheet from the powder coating and (d) curing the powder coating on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel Coatings International B.V.
    Inventor: Kevin Jeffrey Kittle
  • Patent number: 9011628
    Abstract: The present invention is a decorative laminated article comprising an image bearing thermoplastic interlayer wherein the image has been printed on the interlayer using an ink jet printing process, wherein the pigment comprises at least one pigment selected from the group consisting of: PY 120; PY 155; PY 128; PY 180; PY 95; PY 93; PV19/PR 202; PR 122; PB 15:4; PB 15:3; and PBI 7. The interlayer material of the present invention can be, for example, PVB, PET, or polyurethane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Kuraray America Inc.
    Inventors: Hamdy A. Elwakil, Ronald Roman, Rebecca L. Smith, Chaucer C. Tang
  • Patent number: 9005391
    Abstract: An embodiment of the inventive method of transfer lamination bonding a first metallized side of a film to a substrate. Then a breakaway coating is applied to a second, non-metallized side of the film after the first metallized side has been bonded to the substrate. The bonded film and substrate are then placed in an oven. The film is then stripped from the substrate leaving metal from the film deposited on the substrate. The application of the breakaway coating is performed as an inline part of the transfer lamination process thereby providing an ease of manufacture presently unknown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Hazen Paper Company
    Inventor: John Hazen
  • Patent number: 8974625
    Abstract: A method for bonding supplemental materials of various shapes to a base textile comprises printing an adhesive material, such as a thermoplastic ink, onto a backing sheet, such as a paper backing. The thermoplastic ink may be printed onto the paper backing using a print head, silk screen, gravure, or any other appropriate printing device capable of printing the ink onto the backing sheet in a desired shape and with a desired thickness. The adhesive material is generally printed in substantially the same shape as the perimeter of the supplemental material to be bonded to the base textile. After the thermoplastic ink is printed onto the backing sheet, the thermoplastic ink is transferred to the base fabric using a bonding process. The backing sheet is then peeled away, and the supplemental material is then bonded to the exposed adhesive material on the base fabric using a subsequent bonding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason Berns
  • Patent number: 8945334
    Abstract: A method for producing a multi-layered absorbent article. At least two of the layers include a colored region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: David Christopher Oetjen
  • Patent number: 8920588
    Abstract: A substrate may include a plurality of wirings arranged side by side to extend in a predetermined direction, and a protective insulating layer formed between adjoining pixels and formed as a rib protruding from the substrate. An emissive layer formation method for transferring, to the substrate, an emissive layer provided on a transfer element may include pressing the emissive layer on the transfer element onto the protective insulating layer and affixing it through pressure to a top surface of the rib. Thereby the emissive layer transferred to the substrate is confined to an area which is surrounded by the rib of the protective insulating layer, the substrate and the transfer element, and diffusion of the emissive layer is controlled by the area, thereby transferring the emissive layer in the area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Matsuoka, Kazuyuki Maeda
  • Patent number: 8916312
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments include a product and a method of a bipolar plate assembly for a fuel cell stack. The bipolar plate assembly includes a first plate with a first border, and a second plate with a second border. A thermoplastic sealant is melted between the first and second borders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: Xinran Xiao
  • Patent number: 8910687
    Abstract: The device for placing histological and biological samples encompasses a working area, a bin for cover glasses with a slot in the lower part, a cover glass pusher embodied in the form of a plate, the thickness of which is less than the thickness of the cover glass, a unit for placing the cover glass, which can be reciprocally displaced above the working area, and a press connected to the drive for reciprocally displacing the cover glass placing unit. This unit is embodied in the form of at least one spring-loaded, narrow plate or needle, the length of which exceeds the width of the pusher, and situated directly under the cover glass pusher in the same fastener. Said fastener is connected to the reciprocating motion drive in a direction perpendicular to the working area, wherein the reciprocating motion drive is a carriage. The carriage also accommodates guides for lowering and lifting the press. The press is embodied in the form of at least one elastic clamping element secured to the arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Inventors: Ilya Borisovitch Izvozchikov, Anatoliy Ivanovitch Kurapov
  • Patent number: 8911582
    Abstract: An apparatus to facilitate the application of a micro-contact printing stamp to a roll. The apparatus preferentially constrains some of the stamp's six degrees of freedom, and then drives the stamp (or the assembly of the stamp and the master against which it was formed) into controlled contact with the printing roll so as to attach the stamp onto the outer surface of the roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Karl K. Stensvad, Jonathan J. O'Hare