Patents Examined by Sonya Mazumdar
  • Patent number: 8246775
    Abstract: The disclosure concerns a method, an apparatus and a system for producing or equipping paperboard such that information carriers can be implanted between two layers of material, together with a piece of paperboard material produced in this way and a package. In particular, the disclosure concerns the implantation of an information carrier in corrugated paperboard, taking into account cuts that are subsequently to be made in the transverse direction, the distance of the position at which the cross-cuts are made from the position at which the information carriers are applied, and the movement executed by the web of material between the application position and the cross-cutting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Texmag GmbH Vertriebsgesellschaft
    Inventor: Thomas Ernst
  • Patent number: 8236122
    Abstract: A method of forming an opaque image on a substrate is generally provided. The method generally includes the use of three papers: a toner printable sheet, a coating transfer sheet, and an opaque transfer sheet. Toner printing can be utilized to print an image on the toner printable sheet, and then the toner ink can be utilized to remove a portion of a melt coating layer from the coating transfer sheet to form an intermediate imaged coated transfer sheet. This intermediate imaged coated transfer sheet and the opaque transfer sheet can then be utilized to form an image, defined by the opaque areas, on a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Neenah Paper, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank J. Kronzer
  • Patent number: 8206543
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a continuous process that may be utilized to create an intermediate web assembly that includes a plurality of individual prime label segments with each segment having printed portion that has an outline and a pattern coated adhesive disposed on a first web which has an outline such that when the printed portion is applied over the pattern of adhesive, the outlines of each are substantially in alignment with one another. The process is utilized to create intricately shaped prime label products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Ward Kraft
    Inventors: Jesse D. Crum, D. Mark Tucker
  • Patent number: 8206544
    Abstract: A device for ideal cutting of an adhesive film mother sheet which prevents or reduces displacement or peeling of a cover film, etc. on an adhesive layer when the adhesive film mother sheet deforms as a result of shearing forces that act during cutting. The cutting device cuts the adhesive film mother sheet into strips while performing conveyance thereof and includes a cutter mechanism and heating mechanism. The cutter mechanism may include an upper blade unit wherein a plurality of upper blades are arranged axially and a lower blade unit wherein a plurality of lower blades are arranged axially. The heating mechanism is disposed upstream of the cutter mechanism and may include a blower, a heater, a temperature sensor, and/or a temperature control unit. The blower may be connected to the heater via a an air passage and be disposed so as to blow heated air onto the adhesive film mother sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Chemical & Information Device Corporation
    Inventor: Tomohisa Kawai
  • Patent number: 8202392
    Abstract: Processes for applying a coated or uncoated film onto at least one geometrically defined surface of a lens substrate which comprises: providing a liquid hot melt adhesive (HMA) composition; providing a film having two opposite main surfaces; providing a lens substrate having at least one geometrically defined surface; and applying the film to the lens substrate surface using the HMA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Essilor International (Compagnie Generale d'Optique)
    Inventors: Peiqi Jiang, Steven Weber, Haipeng Zheng
  • Patent number: 8197630
    Abstract: A laser welding system for sealing or cutting polymeric sheets is described. The system comprises a laser source capable of delivering a laser beam. The laser beam is projected onto a region of the polymeric sheets where the sealing or cutting is to be performed. An optical device is provided to image the sealing or cutting as it is performed. An image analyser asserts the sealing or cutting quality. An integrated control means is provided to control the laser source, the projection of the laser beam, the optical device and the image analyser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Glopak Inc.
    Inventors: Roland Basque, Alain Cournoyer, Marc Levesque
  • Patent number: 8196635
    Abstract: According to the invention, a suspended blade (55) is provided as a seal which is active between the plates (1a, 2a), said blade comprising a suspension (52) which can be displaced along the upper edge of the first of the two plates (1a), the distance of the suspension from each plane being changeable. The front side of the first plate (1a) lies in said suspension and the blade (55) is provided, at least on one side, with a reversible yielding sealing compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Plus Inventia AG
    Inventor: Karl Lenhardt
  • Patent number: 8197631
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of transfer printing on substrates that comprises the steps of printing a UV-curing substance onto a polymeric release layer of a transfer material at regions not intended for transfer to the substrate. This release layer has at least one image which is printed from conventional inks, or it is a colored film. The method further comprises at least partial transfer of the image or the colored film or a combination of the aforementioned to the substrate under the action of heat and pressure, and removal of the transfer material from the substrate. The regions of the polymeric release layer coated with the UV-curing substance are detached from the substrate, and the image-bearing regions of the polymeric release layer or the colored film regions, or the combination thereof, remain joined to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Inventor: Bülent Öz
  • Patent number: 8192579
    Abstract: After a gate line (11), a TFT (1), and a data line (30) are formed, a riblike protective insulation layer (32) which coats the data line is formed on a substrate (10) serving as the element substrate of an active matrix type color liquid crystal display device or an organic EL display device. A color filter layer (42) on a transfer film (40) is press-bonded on this substrate (10) with a roller (46) moving in the extensional direction (columnar direction) of the protecting insulation layer (32). The advancement of the transfer of a color filter in the columnar direction makes it possible to bring the substrate and the color filter in contact without gaps while expelling the gas out of a pixel space in the advancement direction. During the step of forming a color filter, the protecting insulation layer (32) protects the data line (30) from the treatment liquid etc. An organic light emitting element layer is arranged in the pixel space to form an organic EL display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Matsuoka, Kazuyuki Maeda
  • Patent number: 8182641
    Abstract: A method includes: preparing a transfer base material to have repellency against a silicone material- and conductive particle-containing liquid material; applying the liquid material to a transfer base material surface to form a liquid coating, and drying the liquid coating to obtain a bonding film; imparting energy to the bonding film to develop adhesion near a surface thereof, bonding the transfer base material to a first base material, and then separating the transfer and first base materials to transfer the bonding film to the first base material; thereafter imparting energy to the bonding film to develop adhesion near another surface of the bonding film, and bonding the first base material to a second base material to obtain a temporarily bonded structure; and applying pressure to the temporarily bonded structure to finalize the bonding and electrically connect a first terminal and a second terminal via the conductive particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Minehiro Imamura, Kazuhiro Gomi
  • Patent number: 8172974
    Abstract: Methods and products for forming a coated image on a substrate are generally disclosed. The methods can include forming an image on a printable surface of a transfer coating layer of a printable transfer sheet. In a separate step, the negative mirror image of that same image is printed with toners on a toner printable sheet. After registering the sheets together, a portion of the transfer coating layer of the printable transfer sheet is transferred to the toner printable sheet, such that the portion of the transfer coating layer transferred to the toner printable sheet corresponds to the imaged areas on the toner printable sheet. However, the image formed on the printable surface of the transfer coating layer and the underlying transfer coating substantially remain on the printable transfer sheet. Thereafter, the image and the transfer coating layer remaining on the printable transfer sheet are transferred to a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Neenah Paper, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank J. Kronzer
  • Patent number: 8172978
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method for manufacturing a radio frequency identification device (RFID), the device featuring an antenna and a chip (12) connected to the antenna, the method including the following steps: printing an antenna (12) having contacts (17 and 19) on a support (20) made of paper or synthetic paper, placing adhesive dielectric material between the contacts of the antenna, positioning an integrated circuit module (10) on the support, the module featuring groups of contacts (17, 18) and the chip (12) connected to groups of contacts inside an encapsulation (14) of the module, so that the groups of contacts of the module are opposite the contacts of the antenna, placing a thermoplastic layer (22) and a paper or synthetic paper layer (24) on the support, the two layers (22 and 24) being provided with a recess (21, 23) at the location of encapsulation (14) of the module (10), laminating together the three layers, the antenna support layer (20), the thermoplastic layer (22) and the paper or synt
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Ask S.A.
    Inventors: Christophe Halope, Olivier Mazabaud
  • Patent number: 8167018
    Abstract: A device for separating labels (4) or the like stacked in a feeder (2), includes a transport device (6) which draws the labels (4) individually from one end of a stack, and a cassette (1), which holds the extractable labels (4) and which can be removed from the feeder (2) or replaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Frama AG
    Inventor: Thomas Haug
  • Patent number: 8168025
    Abstract: The present invention is related to methods of making membrane electrode assembly components. The methods include transferring a catalyst layer to a polymer electrolyte membrane or a gas diffusion layer. Methods of making membrane electrode assemblies with these components are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: BDF IP Holdings Ltd.
    Inventors: Ronald Mah, Kyoung J. Bai, Siyu Ye, David S. de Haan, Goran R. Vlajnic, Andrew Leow
  • Patent number: 8156983
    Abstract: An auxiliary machine for labelling machines of the type including a supply of labels (10) for application on packages (4) for goods and a thermal printer (6) for the provision of informative prints on the labels, is provided. The auxiliary machine has a stand (14) connectable to the labelling machine and on which there is supported a supply of coverings (16), which are detachably attached to a tape (23), a mechanism for advancing the tape (23) to a picking tool (20) for picking off individual coverings from the tape and applying the same on individual labels (10), as well as a dispenser (19) for the discharge of a substance loading on the individual label. Advantageously, in the auxiliary machine, a stamping tool (25) may also be included for stamping of cavities in the coverings or labels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Tempix AB
    Inventor: Henry Norrby
  • Patent number: 8156982
    Abstract: If a plurality of part film webs are each stored on different supply shafts, considerable effort is necessary to use a plurality of part film webs within one apparatus. If the part film webs are stored as a plurality of part film webs on a common supply shaft, various problems can arise. Preferably a plurality of part film webs can be used in an apparatus for the transfer of a transfer layer to a sheet. Ideally, the supply shaft and/or collecting shaft is/are constructed as a friction shaft, so that the transfer of the rotational movement of the friction shaft to the transfer film supply roll and/or transfer film collecting roll is carried out via a frictional connection between shaft and roll, which can be overcome by tensile forces of the transfer film web. Therefore, a plurality of transfer film rolls having different diameters are provided on the friction shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Alexander Weber
  • Patent number: 8147643
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a pro label book includes printing static indicia on a web of label material, applying an adhesive to each portion of the web of label material that will become a label page in a pro label book that is not the portion of the web of label material that will become a top page of a label book to be formed if the adhesive is applied to a top surface of the web of label material or a bottom page of a label book to be formed if the adhesive is applied to the bottom surface of the web of label material, printing variable information on the web of label material, sheeting the web of label material to form label pages, and batching the label pages together utilizing the applied adhesive. Certain embodiments include attaching one of a backer or a cover to the web of label material following the printing static indicia step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Chicago Tag & Label, Inc.
    Inventors: F. Paul Valenti, Jr., Dan Hedger, Carl Opel
  • Patent number: 8141610
    Abstract: There is disclosed a hand-held portable labeler and labeling method that enables the label web supply to be quickly threaded into the labeler. The path of the carrier web for the labels from the nip of the print head and platen roll, about the delaminator, into the nip between the platen roll and a pressure roll, and out of the labeler is short and the pressure roll is widely separable from the platen roll to facilitate threading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventor: Clyde N. Tharp
  • Patent number: 8142593
    Abstract: A method of transferring a thin film onto a first support, includes supplying a structure comprising a film of which at least one part originates from a solid substrate of a first material and which is solidly connected to a second support having a thermal expansion coefficient that is different from that of the first material and close to that of the first support, forming an embrittled area inside the film that defines the thin film to be transferred, affixing the film that is solidly connected to the second support to the first support, and breaking the film at the embrittled area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique
    Inventors: Chrystel Deguet, Laurent Clavelier, Jerome Dechamp
  • Patent number: 8136563
    Abstract: A film transfer unit is provided on an inking unit of a printing unit. If such a film transfer unit includes an intermittent drive device having dancers then, as a result, access to an ink fountain or an inking unit is generally rather restricted. Adjustable guide elements of the intermittent drive device are provided in a frame of an intermittent drive module which can be pushed, in the form of a cassette, out of an opening of the film transfer unit when the film transfer unit is not to be used to transfer a transfer layer from a transfer film to a printing material, so that an installation space which has thus become free can be used to operate an ink fountain of the inking unit. A cassette for a film transfer apparatus and a method for operating a film transfer apparatus, are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventor: Alexander Weber