Patents Examined by Tom Dunn
  • Patent number: 8815046
    Abstract: Double-sided adhesive tape for affixing large sheetlike structures for the purposes of transit protection and/or assembly protection to substrates such as an automotive finish, consisting of a first adhesive side A comprising an adhesive A with a coatweight of greater than 10 g/m2 and a bond strength of at least 0.2 N/cm and of a second adhesive side B comprising an adhesive B having a melting point greater than 50° C., at least one of the adhesives, A or B, being self-adhesive and suitable for reversible bonding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: tesa SE
    Inventors: Peter Himmelsbach, Arne Barkley, Nicolai Böhm, Carsten Böhmer, Stefan Sell
  • Patent number: 8807184
    Abstract: Methods and systems for reinforcing the periphery of a semiconductor wafer bonded to a carrier are disclosed. In one embodiment, additional adhesive is applied to the semiconductor wafer prior to bonding. The additional adhesive seeps into a crevice between the carrier and wafer and provides reinforcement. In another embodiment, adhesive is applied to the crevice by a dispenser after the wafer is bonded to the glass carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sarah H. Knickerbocker, Jonathan H. Griffith
  • Patent number: 8807188
    Abstract: Embodiments herein disclose a mounting device for attaching a quad to an extender during a hard disk drive manufacturing process. Specifically, the mounting device includes a quad clamp for fastening the quad onto the surface of the mounting device and an extender clamp for fastening the extender to the mounting device. A human operator may apply an adhesive material onto a contact surface of the extender that faces the quad. Using a pressing unit, the mounting device slides the quad until the quad couples to the extender at the contact surface with the adhesive. Once the quad and extender are connected, the clamps may be disengaged so that the combined quad/extender structure may be removed from the mounting device. Using the mounting device to mechanically mount the quad onto the extender mitigates misalignment between the quad and the extender relative to a bonding process that relies on the human operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: HGST Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Anabie B. Borja, Ana Liza B. Hubilla, Ervin R. Iporac
  • Patent number: 8764929
    Abstract: The disclosure provides in one embodiment a method of promoting adhesion on a composite surface. The method comprises providing a composite structure having at least one composite surface to be bonded. The method further comprises preparing the at least one composite surface. The method further comprises providing a chemical derivatization compound containing active functional groups that promote adhesion. The method further comprises depositing the chemical derivatization compound on the prepared composite surface to form a functional group-adhesive promoter derivatized layer. The method further comprises applying an adhesive layer to the derivatized layer. The method further comprises heat curing the adhesive layer to result in a bond with another structure made of a composite, a metal, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Eugene A. Dan-Jumbo, Joel P. Baldwin
  • Patent number: 7066234
    Abstract: A simple, cost-effective stamping or molding in the nanometer range is enabled using a stamping surface or molding face with a surface layer having hollow chambers that have been formed by anodic oxidation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: AlCove Surfaces GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Sawitowski
  • Patent number: 7048904
    Abstract: A carbon fiber having catalytic metal supported thereon according to the present invention is a carbon fiber in which a number of hexagonal carbon layers in the shape of a cup having no bottom are stacked. At least part of edges of the hexagonal carbon layers is exposed at an outer surface or inner surface of the carbon fiber. Catalytic metal is supported on the exposed edges of the hexagonal carbon layers. The edges of the hexagonal carbon layers are further exposed by removing a deposited layer formed on the outer surface or inner surface of the carbon fiber. The exposed edges of the hexagonal carbon layers have an extremely high activity and are suitable as a support for catalytic metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignees: GSI Creos Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Yanagisawa, Morinobu Endo
  • Patent number: 7044355
    Abstract: A wire bonder 50 in which light rays 66 that leave an object on a carrying stand 60 pass through a light path 80 that passes through a parallel flat plate and reach an imaging camera 70 as light rays 68. The light path 80 that passes through a parallel flat plate includes a half-mirror 82 disposed in the light path, a parallel flat plate 86, and a reflective mirror 88 which is disposed perpendicular to the optical axis of the light rays 96 that have passed through the parallel flat plate 86 and which performs a mirror reflection operation, in a plane perpendicular to the optical axis, on the light rays 96, so that the light rays again return to the parallel flat plate 86 as reflected light 98.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Shinkawa
    Inventor: Manabu Haraguchi
  • Patent number: 7021049
    Abstract: An automobile exhaust system includes a catalytic converter, a NOx trap, and a sulfur oxide trap. The sulfur oxide trap improves the efficiency of the NOx trap. Sulfur oxide has a deleterious effect on the performance of nitrogen oxide traps. The sulfur oxide trap comprises a monolithic substrate which is over-coated with an aluminum oxide layer and a mixed oxide layer of calcium oxide and magnesium oxide. In a variation, a sulfur oxide trap is integrated with a nitrogen oxide trap by coating the catalyst contained within a nitrogen oxide trap with a mixed oxide layer of calcium oxide and magnesium oxide. In each embodiment, the sulfur oxide trap can be regenerated by heating at elevated temperature for a short time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Amy Berris, Jun (John) Li, Mohinder Singh Chattha, William Lewis Henderson Watkins
  • Patent number: 7018602
    Abstract: A carbon fiber for a field electron emitter has a coaxial stacking morphology of truncated conical tubular graphene layers, each of which includes a hexagonal carbon layer and has a large ring end and a small ring end at opposite ends in the axial direction. The edges of the hexagonal carbon layers are exposed on at least part of the large ring ends. Since all the exposed edges function as electron emission tips, a large amount of emission current can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignees: GSI Creos Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Yanagisawa, Morinobu Endo
  • Patent number: 7018605
    Abstract: A method of sulfidation removal of zinc using hydrogen sulfide is provided, desirably at a temperature at 60° C. or lower, wherein in a container that is pressurized at 0.1 MPa or less with respect to atmospheric pressure, by making the pH of the solution 1.5 to 4.0, and the concentration of hydrogen sulfide in gas 2 volume % or greater in equilibrium with the hydrogen sulfide dissolved in the solution, the zinc in solution is removed by sulfidation to 1 mg/liter or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kobayashi, Yoshitomo Ozaki, Masaki Imamura
  • Patent number: 7018601
    Abstract: A carbon fiber product according to the present invention is a carbon fiber product in which one to several hundreds of hexagonal carbon layers in the shape of a bottomless cup are stacked. Edges of the hexagonal carbon layers are exposed on at least part of an outer surface or inner surface. The exposed part of the edges of the hexagonal carbon layers have a high degree of activity and excel in adhesion to base materials such as resins. Therefore, this carbon fiber product is suitable as a material for composites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignees: GSI Creos Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Yanagisawa, Morinobu Endo
  • Patent number: 7019189
    Abstract: The present invention provides processes to immobilize radioactive and/or hazardous waste in a borosilicate glass, the waste containing one or more of radionuclides, hazardous elements, hazardous compounds, and/or other compounds. The invention also provides borosilicate glass compositions for use in immobilizing radioactive and/or hazardous waste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: Geomatrix Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Anatoly Chekhmir, Arthur Gribetz
  • Patent number: 6994147
    Abstract: A method for the refining of primary silicon in hypereutectic alloys by mixing at least two hypereutectic alloys into a solid/semi-solid hypereutectic slurry is described. The method provides control of the morphology, size, and distribution of primary Si in a hypereutectic Al—Si casting by mixing a hypereutectic Al—Si liquid with solid hypereutectic Al—Si particles. The invention enables SSM processing of hypereutectic Al—Si alloys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Assignee: SPX Corporation
    Inventors: Deepak Saha, Diran Apelian, Mark A. Musser, Dayne Killingsworth, Zach Brown
  • Patent number: 6953077
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for machining a mold material to produce a mold. By casting based on a cast mold model (15), a mold material (20) is produced in a form having a work margin. Thereafter, a shape of the mold material (20) is measured by a measuring device (16), and measurement data and an envelope model (M2) generated based on the measurement data are stored in a storage unit (12A) of a computer (12). Thereafter, a mold model (M1) based on mold design data and an envelope model (M2) are displayed on a display unit (12C), and the envelope model (M2) is linearly moved in direction of three axes X, Y and Z orthogonal to one another respectively and rotated around the three axes to bring a product forming plane (M2B) of the envelope model (M2) into close proximity of a product forming plane (M1B) of the mold model (M1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2005
    Assignee: Kikuchi Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yutaka Miyamoto, Norihiko Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 6953079
    Abstract: A die casting machine injecting and filling a molten metal into a cavity formed between a pair of dies so as to cast a product, comprising an ejecting pin for ejecting a casting by its front and sticking out inside the cavity and a powder feeder for feeding a powder release agent for promoting release of the casting from the dies, the ejecting pin including a release agent feed path for guiding powder release agent fed from the powder feeder to a front end of the ejecting pin and feeding it to the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2005
    Assignee: Toshiba Kikai Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Suzuki, Shoko Kubota, Kazumi Tsuruda, Isao Kuboki, Toshiaki Toyoshima
  • Patent number: 6948548
    Abstract: An apparatus for casting an ingot includes a molten metal reservoir (51) positioned at an upper portion, a casting chamber (5) positioned at a lower portion and a partition wall (3) between the reservoir and the chamber, a spruce (7) formed in the partition wall, an opening/closing plug (8) for opening and closing the sprue and control means for controlling an opening and closing operation of the plug. The casing chamber is defined in a mold (1) that includes a lower mold member (4), a side mold member (2) and the partition wall (3) that constitutes an upper mold member. At least one of the lower mold member, side mold member and upper mold member includes a plurality of divided sections (21,22) in accordance with a shape of a cast ingot C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Assignee: Showa Denko K.K.
    Inventors: Shigeru Yanagimoto, Masashi Fukuda, Tomoo Uchida, Kunio Hirano
  • Patent number: 6945306
    Abstract: A system for incrementally depositing material includes a delivery system for directing a material toward a deposition zone (5), a monitoring system for monitoring a parameter of the deposited (a) material and a processing system (11) arranged to obtain a monitored value for the parameter, derive a predicted future parameter value for the monitored parameter, compare the predicted value with a reference parameter value for the monitored parameter, and produce a control output based on the comparison of the predicted value with the reference value, the control output being capable of modifying operation of the system. The parameter monitored has the tendency to vary over time (and space), and the processing means ensure that control output is not based upon the difference between an originally monitored parameter value and a reference value but rather between a prediction generated value (accounting for passage of time or spacital difference) and the reference value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Assignee: Isis Innovation Limited
    Inventors: Stephen Richard Duncan, Patrick Spencer Grant
  • Patent number: 6918427
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for producing a metal component from a non-dendritic, semi-solid metal alloy slurry involves the use of a graphite agitator that is functionally equivalent to conventional metal rod agitators, and has the additional advantage of having a very low surface wettability, whereby labor and expenses associated with removing a metal alloy skin formed after withdrawal of the agitator from a metal slurry is eliminated or at least substantially reduced. The invention also provides an improved process and apparatus for producing a metal component from a non-dendritic semi-solid metal slurry by transferring the slurry to a cooling vessel for subsequent cooling and raising of the solids content without agitation after the slurry has been formed with agitation in a first vessel, whereby more rapid cooling of the slurry and increased production rates are achievable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Assignee: IdraPrince, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Yurko, Rodger W. Brower, Raul A. Martinez, Merton C. Flemings, Paolo Bertelli
  • Patent number: 6915837
    Abstract: A molten metal supply system (90) includes a plurality of injectors (100) each having an injector housing (102) and a reciprocating piston (104). A molten metal supply source (132) is in fluid communication with the housing (102) of each of the injectors (100). The piston (104) is movable through a first stroke allowing molten metal (134) to be received into the housing (102) from the molten metal supply source (132), and a second stroke for displacing the molten metal (134) from the housing (102). A pressurized gas supply source (144) is in fluid communication with the housing (102) of each of the injectors (100) through respective gas control valves (146). The molten metal supply system (90) is in fluid communication with an outlet manifold (140) having a plurality of outlet dies (404), which may be used to form continuous metal articles including rods, bars, ingots, and continuous plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2005
    Assignee: Alcoa Inc.
    Inventors: Vivek M. Sample, Scott E. Reighard, Vincent A. Paola, Ronald G. Chabal
  • Patent number: 6915838
    Abstract: The invention is a method for producing a cast ceramic anode for metal oxide electrolytic reduction by feeding metallic iron and metallic nickel in solid form to an oxidizing reactor; melting and oxidizing the iron and nickel and forming molten nickel ferrite; mixing the molten nickel ferrite with dopant in a holding vessel such as ladle or tundish to increase electrical conductivity of the mixture, and casting the mixture into a mold to form a near net shape of the desired anode. Apparatus for carrying out the method, and the resulting product are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2005
    Assignee: Pel Technologies LLC
    Inventors: David C. Meissner, Ashvin Srivastava, Jeffrey B. Musat, Jeffrey K. Cheetham, Abid Bengali