Temperature Modulating Insert Patents (Class 100/322)
  • Patent number: 10388613
    Abstract: A method for suppressing material warpage by means of a pressure difference comprises the following steps: a. preparing a plurality of carrier boards; b. preparing a plurality of carrier board pressing devices having an upper surface and a lower surface on which at least one air bag is provided; c. adjusting the processing chamber to be a working temperature and a working pressure, so that the carrier boards and the carrier board pressing devices placed therein are surrounded by the working temperature and the working pressure; d. effectively suppressing warpage of the carrier board by using a pressure difference between a first predetermined pressure in the air bag and the working pressure of the processing chamber. Thereby, production quality of carrier board is significantly improved, as well as the cost for production of which is effectively reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Shu-Hui Hung
  • Patent number: 9981460
    Abstract: A lamination system for laminating substrates includes a lamination device including an upper member defining an upper cavity and a lower member defining a lower cavity; a pressurization system in communication with the upper cavity and the lower cavity; and a control unit coupled to the lamination device and the pressurization system, the control unit configured to control operation of the lamination device and the pressurization system to generate a vacuum environment within the lower cavity; bring a first substrate into contact with a second substrate; pressurize the upper cavity to a first pressure to move the flexible membrane into contact with the first substrate; move the flexible membrane out of contact with the first substrate; and pressurize the lower cavity to a second pressure higher than the first pressure to apply air pressure at the second pressure to the first and second substrates and form a laminated assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventors: Cameron T. McCalley, James D. Sampica, Brian K. Smith
  • Patent number: 9908310
    Abstract: A surface of an electronic device includes a reduced friction surface that comprises a glass beaded film. The glass beaded film includes glass beads disposed in a polymer layer or in an adhesive layer, where a portion of the glass beads protrude from a surface of the polymer or adhesive layer. The reduced friction surface is disposed over at least a portion of the surface of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: James J. Niu, Craig C. Leong, Michael K. Pilliod, Keith J. Hendren
  • Patent number: 8307872
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming a structural member includes a tool platform and a pressure platform that may be movable relative to one another between an open position and a closed position. The apparatus may include a tool against which the member may be pressed. The tool may be supported by the tool platform and may have an inner surface. The apparatus may include a pressure bladder configured to be pressurized for applying pressure to the member. The pressure bladder may be supported by the pressure platform for pressing the member against the tool. Also included may be a heating system for heating the tool and a tool liner in thermal contact with the inner surface for distributing heat thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Kendall, Thomas J. Kennedy, William T. Kline
  • Patent number: 7624780
    Abstract: The inventive laminator for laminating structural components, in particular solar module cells or laminated glass panes by combining pressing force and heat, wherein said laminator comprises at least one laminating chamber for receiving one or several structural components, which is provided with a support for said structural components, a heating unit and with a flexible compression membrane which is sealingly stretched in the chamber above the structural element support and is movable with respect thereto. Said membrane separates a lower part of the chamber from a top part thereof, thereby enabling each part to be void of air and aerated. The inventive laminator is characterised in that the copression membrane is embodied in the form of a multiple membrane consisting of a plurality of superimposed membranes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Meier Solar Solutions GmbH
    Inventor: Hans-Gerd Stevens
  • Patent number: 6481482
    Abstract: The present invention provides a laminating method and a laminating apparatus for a manufacture of photovoltaic modules capable of preventing or suppressing an occurrence of warp or cracks in a multilayer material to be processed and capable of improving the productivity, by minimizing a temperature difference between an upper surface and a lower surface of the multilayer material. In a method of laminating photovoltaic modules configured by a surfacing member 1, a filler 2, photovoltaic modules 3, another filler 5 and a backing member 6, the surfacing member 1 and the backing member 6 are heated from the outside to melt the fillers 2 and 5, for lamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2002
    Assignee: Nisshinbo Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Mitsuhiro Shimotomai
  • Patent number: 5634398
    Abstract: A multiple opening panel press is described with a plurality of movable platens which are individually controlled to adjust the spacing between adjacent platens to a predetermined panel width. Position-sensor transducers are employed to produce control signals corresponding to the platen positions which operate control cylinders by associated valves to adjust the platen spacing. The transducers are preferably sonic waveguides which interact with permanent magnets fixed to the movable platens to generate platen position signals which are applied to an automatic control system which includes a computer that produces the control signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1997
    Assignee: The Coe Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Arthur L. McGee, David W. Rudman