Stenciling Patents (Class 101/114)
  • Patent number: 10383350
    Abstract: A frame operable to hold a stencil taut and secure for decorating a food product such as a cookie, baked good or the like. An embodiment of the frame is comprised of a bottom sub-frame having a first height and a top sub-frame having a second height, the second height being less than the first height, such that the frame accommodates one size of cookie when the bottom sub-frame is placed around the cookie, and accommodates a thinner cookie when the frame is flipped 180 degrees about a lateral axis and the top sub-frame is placed around the cookie.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventors: Ginny McCormick, Douglas Levack
  • Patent number: 10285280
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a conductive adhesive for screen printing containing metal colloid particles (A) containing metal nanoparticles (A1) and a protective colloid (A2) containing an organic compound having a carboxyl group and a polymer dispersant having a carboxyl group, a viscosity modifier (B) having an amide bond and/or a urea bond, and a dispersion solvent (C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsuboshi Belting Ltd.
    Inventors: Taisuke Iseda, Kazutomo Kawahara, Masahiro Iwamoto
  • Patent number: 10272666
    Abstract: The present invention relates to devices, methods, and kits for applying stencil patterns to surfaces, particularly to surfaces made of fabric or fabric-like materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: INNOVATIVE ART CONCEPTS, LLC
    Inventors: John G. Swisher, Janna Makaeva, Aleksandr Aliskerov
  • Patent number: 10118855
    Abstract: Fibrous material webs and methods of making the fibrous material webs. Binderless webs can be formed in a continuous process where fiber material, such as glass is melted and formed into fibers. The fibers are formed into a web of binderless glass fibers or a web with a dry binder. The binderless web or the web with dry binder can be layered and/or the fibers that make up the web can be mechanically entangled, for example, by needling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Glenn Haley, David J. Gaul, Michael T. Pellegrin
  • Patent number: 10081211
    Abstract: A printing screen, comprising a sheet, at least sections of at least one pair of opposite edges of which are folded such as to define attachment elements, and a printing screen unit including at least one pair of interface members attachable to the attachment elements at the at least one pair of opposite edges of the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: ASM ASSEMBLY SYSTEMS WEYMOUTH LTD.
    Inventors: James Graham Hall, Fraser Shaw
  • Patent number: 9925822
    Abstract: A pen track has an outer shell, a transmitting group, a rotating group, and a linking group. The transmitting group is mounted in the outer shell and has a portion rotatably abutting a drawing surface. The rotating group is mounted in the outer shell and has a modeling block. The modeling block is mounted in the outer shell, is rotated with the transmitting group, and has an outer surface and a modeling segment annularly formed on the outer surface of the modeling block and having multiple curved surfaces connecting each other. The linking group is mounted in the outer shell and has a pushing protrusion pressed against the modeling segment of the modeling block to move the linking group reciprocally relative to the outer shell along the curved surfaces of the modeling segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventor: Yung-Peng Chiu
  • Patent number: 9744758
    Abstract: A method of screen printing positionally synchronizes a plurality of pallet assemblies on a first screen printing machine with a plurality of pallet assemblies on a second screen printing machine. A screen printed garment having a properly aligned first image received from the first screen printing machine is transferred on a portion of one of the pallet assemblies on the first screen printing machine to one of the plurality of pallet assemblies on the second printing machine. The properly aligned first image on the garment is in proper positional alignment with a screen printing head on the second screen printing machine such that a second image complimentary to the first image is printed on the garment in proper position on the garment relative to the first image without user intervention to positionally locate the first image relative to the screen printing head on the second machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: M&R Printing Equipment, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard C. Hoffman, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9540275
    Abstract: A conductive paste including (A) conductive particles, (B) a glass frit containing substantially no lead, arsenic, tellurium, and antimony, and (C) a solvent. The glass frit (B) has a remelting temperature of 320 to 360° C., wherein the remelting temperature is indicated by a peak top of at least one endothermic peak having an endotherm of 20 J/g or more in a DSC curve as measured by a differential scanning calorimeter. The conductive paste can also include at least one metal oxide (D) selected from the group consisting of tin oxide, zinc oxide, indium oxide, and copper oxide. The glass frit (B) can further include (B-1) Ag2O, (B-2) V2O5, and (B-3) MoO3. The conductive paste can achieve binding at a relatively low temperature (such as 370° C. or lower) and maintains a bond strength at a relatively high temperature (such as 300 to 360° C.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: NAMICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Raymond Dietz, Maciej Patelka, Cathy Shaw Trumble, Noriyuki Sakai, Hiroshi Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 9505205
    Abstract: A print head assembly (119) for printing a print medium (PM) onto a workpiece (W) through a printing screen (105) which includes a screen element having a pattern of printing apertures therein, the assembly comprising: first and second carriages (141) which are in use movably supported on respective ones of first and second guides (117); and first and second print head units (143, 145) which are mounted in adjacent, parallel relation to and between the carriages, wherein the print head units each comprise first and second print head actuators which are mounted on respective ones of the carriages, and a support member (151) which extends between the print head actuators, such as to be movable vertically thereby, and in use supports a printing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: ASM Assembly Systems Switzerland GmbH
    Inventor: Jeffrey Richard Willshere
  • Patent number: 9498921
    Abstract: According to said method, a first passage (28) having a predefined geometry is provided in a mask (4), the mask is placed in such a way that said first passage is located facing a mounting (26), a film made of a first material (A) is deposited on the mounting through the passage, and said first thus-deposited material is treated by a laser beam so as to form a first area that is made up of the first material and belongs to a first layer of said object. Then the above operations are repeated with a second material so as to form an adjacent area made up of said second material that belongs to the same layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: PHENIX SYSTEMS
    Inventor: Patrick Teulet
  • Patent number: 9296198
    Abstract: A screen printing apparatus provided with a print executing part, a substrate loading part, a substrate unloading part and a transferring and holding device. The transferring and holding device includes a clamp unit. The transferring and holding device is configured to transfer the substrate to a print executing position upon holding the substrate with the clamp unit so that the print executing part enables performing printing at a substrate standby position. A substrate recognition camera enables imaging in the course of the transfer of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Toshimichi Satou
  • Patent number: 9239977
    Abstract: It is determined whether printing of an image having a size corresponding to a preset size set as print settings for data to be printed on a print medium is allowed based on the preset size and one or more candidates of the size of the print medium obtained by detecting the size of the print medium using a sensor. If it is determined that the printing is allowed, a screen inquiring whether an image based on the data to be printed having a size corresponding to the preset size is printed is displayed. If the printing is instructed via the screen, the image is printed on the print medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Makoto Hibi
  • Patent number: 9186858
    Abstract: Articles of footwear and a variety of other products may incorporate tensile strand elements. In manufacturing an element, such as the tensile strand elements, a strand, a first layer, and a second layer may be located between a first surface and a second surface of a press. The first surface includes a first material and the second surface includes a second material, with the first material having greater hardness than the second material. The strand, the first layer, and the second layer are then compressed between the first surface and the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick J. Dojan, Chin-Chen Huang
  • Patent number: 9025196
    Abstract: A printing system includes a screen printing unit as a printing processor of a non-digital system and an ink jet printing device as a printing processor of a digital system. Holes as reference marks formed in a three-dimensional shape are provided on a placement table which is used commonly in the screen printing unit and the ink jet printing device. Positioning of printing positions is performed with reference to the same holes on both of the screen printing unit and the ink jet printing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Moriya, Kenji Yanagishita
  • Patent number: 8985015
    Abstract: A screen-printing squeegee, as well as an apparatus for screen printing, includes an elastic application element and a holding apparatus for the application element. The holding apparatus is divided, as viewed over the width of the application element, into a plurality of holding sections which can move with respect to one another, in which a leaf spring element is provided. The leaf spring element interconnects the holding sections which can move with respect to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: THIEME GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Harry Goetz
  • Patent number: 8985014
    Abstract: A print head assembly (119) for printing a print medium (PM) onto a workpiece (W) through a printing screen (105) which includes a screen element having a pattern of printing apertures therein, the assembly comprising: first and second carriages (141) which are in use movably supported on respective ones of first and second guides (117); and first and second print head units (143, 145) which are mounted in adjacent, parallel relation to and between the carriages, wherein the print head units each comprise first and second print head actuators which are mounted on respective ones of the carriages, and a support member (151) which extends between the print head actuators, such as to be movable vertically thereby, and in use supports a printing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: DTG International GmbH
    Inventor: Jeffrey Richard Willshere
  • Patent number: 8943956
    Abstract: Decorating devices for creating a desired decorative pattern of edible or non-edible particulate material on the surface of an article by causing particles, granules, etc. of the particulate material to pass through a pattern comprising a plurality of holes in a template are disclosed. The method of using the devices to decorate the surface of articles is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventor: John Hart Miller
  • Patent number: 8939075
    Abstract: A scraper central portion in which a first contact surface has a trapezoidal shape with a lower base longer than an upper base, and scraper end portions that extend and are bent from respective lateral sides of a trapezoidal shape of the scraper central portion to a side of the first contact surface, and that include second contact surfaces that come in contact with the coating material. A lower base of the scraper central portion and lower sides of the scraper end portions are on the same plane. In a state where the first contact surface is vertical to the surface of the screen plate, the lower base of the scraper central portion and the lower sides of the scraper end portions come in contact with the coating material on the surface of the screen plate, and slide on the surface of the screen plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Yoichiro Nishimoto
  • Patent number: 8939072
    Abstract: A challenge to be met by the present invention is to provide a screen printer arranged so as to be able to readily perform both replacement of squeegees and operation for filling a paste feed syringe with paste. A paste feed syringe (14) is configured so as to be able to sway around an axial line (41) that downwardly extends from a squeegee base (30) with respect to a horizontal line (HL) parallel to a direction of reciprocal movement of the squeegee base (30), and also be able to change its position between a paste feed attitude having an imaginary extension within a vertical plane at an oblique angle such that a nozzle (14a) provided at a lower end of the paste feed syringe comes to a position immediately below squeegees (15) and a storage attitude which is turned from the paste feed attitude through about 90 degrees around an axial line (41).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Seikou Abe, Minoru Murakami, Isao Horie
  • Publication number: 20140366754
    Abstract: A paste supply apparatus includes a plurality of paste pots each including a bottomed tubular container storing paste and a movable inner lid provided in the tubular container and having a through hole formed in a center portion thereof, and a pot holder which holds the paste pots so as to be horizontally arranged along an arrangement direction such that the through hole of each of the paste pots is directed downward and downward movement of the inner lid thereof is regulated. The paste supply apparatus further includes a pot holder moving device which moves the pot holder along the arrangement direction and selectively positions one of the plurality of paste pots at an ejection position, and a paste ejecting device which presses the tubular container of the paste pot positioned at the ejection position and which ejects the paste in the tubular container from the through hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki Kobayashi, Masayuki Mantani, Hideki Uchida, Minoru Murakami
  • Publication number: 20140329164
    Abstract: A gas diffusion medium for a fuel cell includes a microporous region [A], an electrode base material, and a microporous region [B] arranged in the order mentioned, wherein the microporous region [A] has an areal ratio of 5 to 70%, and the microporous region [B] has an areal ratio of 80 to 100%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Masamichi Utsunomiya, Toshiya Kamae
  • Patent number: 8820228
    Abstract: A tool for use in marking a golf ball includes a body having a curved portion configured to receive a golf ball and extend along a portion of an outer surface of the golf ball. The body includes at least one track extending along the curved portion. Each track includes an aperture adapted to receive a writing instrument to permit marking of the golf ball through the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: W. Raymond Barrett
  • Patent number: 8776684
    Abstract: A combination stencil printer and dispenser includes a frame, a stencil coupled to the frame, a substrate support coupled to the frame to support a substrate in a print position, and a print head coupled to the frame to deposit and print viscous material over the stencil. In one embodiment, the combination stencil printer and dispenser further includes a cleaning assembly coupled to the frame to wipe excess viscous material from a bottom surface of the stencil. The combination stencil printer and dispenser further includes a dispenser mounted on the cleaning assembly to dispense viscous material on the substrate when the substrate is in the print position. In other embodiments, the dispenser can be mounted on a movable stencil or on an independent gantry provided within the combination stencil printer and dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis G. Doyle
  • Patent number: 8757059
    Abstract: In screen printing on such printing targets as an upper surface of a substrate and a bottom surface of a recess portion which is opened to the upper surface, there are provided a screen printing apparatus and a screen printing method by which printing work can be executed with good efficiency while ensuring a good printing quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Tetsuya Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8739700
    Abstract: In a printing system in which a roll film is rolled out to be printed by a printer and the film is rolled up after printing and drying, there is a possibility that wrinkles of the film are generated when printing, and printed materials are scratched because the printed film is positioned near the printer. Both end side of a suction stage in the film delivery direction are formed in a circular arc shape, and auxiliary stages are provided near the end portions to suck and hold a film, the auxiliary stages are allowed to be moved lower than a surface of the suction stage in the state to closely attach the film to the suction stage while applying tension to the film, and the film is sucked and held on the suction stage in the state to be printed after position adjustment to a surface of a mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi Ltd
    Inventors: Akio Igarashi, Makoto Homma, Naoaki Hashimoto, Tomoyuki Yahagi
  • Patent number: 8720331
    Abstract: A screen printing device and screen printing method in which, in screen printing which is to be applied to a cavity circuit board configured by bonding board members together, printing misalignment hardly occurs. A mask member has a cavity-portion corresponding mask region MRC where a mask pattern MPC corresponding to cavity-portion electrode patterns is formed on the bottom faces of fitting portions to be fitted into cavity portions CV; and a flat-portion corresponding mask region MRF where a mask pattern MPF corresponding to flat-portion electrode patterns is formed as separate regions. Positioning between the cavity-portion corresponding mask region MRC and the cavity-portion electrode patterns is performed, and screen printing is applied. Positioning between the flat-portion corresponding mask region MRF and the flat-portion electrode patterns is performed, and screen printing is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Seiko Abe, Tetsuya Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8648862
    Abstract: A method, system and computer readable media relating to automatically adjusting a graphics feature to compensate for a predetermined resolution limit. The method generally relates to automatically identifying, within a selected area of a graphics file, one or more portions of at least one graphics feature meeting predetermined criteria for adjustment, including criteria for defining a thin portion having a thickness less than the resolution limit. The method then automatically modifies only the identified one or more portions to have an adjusted thickness greater than the initial thickness. Additional criteria may be used to restrict which thin portions of the feature are actually modified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Esko Software BVBA
    Inventors: Luc Henri Maria Leon Schildermans, Wim Jan C. Fransen, Frank Adegeest
  • Publication number: 20140027168
    Abstract: A printed wiring board, in which a pattern is formed by screen printing, includes: a land group including lands each provided corresponding to a through-hole; and a dummy pattern provided in proximity to the land group, and free from electrical connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: YASUHIRO WATANABE, Miki Tsuchiya, Yuichi Takai
  • Patent number: 8601944
    Abstract: A screen printing machine includes a supporting member, a printing mechanism, and a spraying mechanism. The supporting member includes a supporting surface, a number of cavities defined in the supporting surface to receive a number of substrates, and a number of screens detachably covering the plurality of cavities. The printing mechanism includes a guide plate located above the screens, a sliding device slidably connected to the guide plate, a roller rotatably connected to the sliding device, and a squeegee. The sliding device is configured to drive the roller to roll across and the squeegee to slide across the screens. The spraying mechanism is located at one side of the supporting member for dispensing printing material onto the press roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shao-Kai Pei
  • Patent number: 8555783
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an apparatus for depositing viscous material on an electronic substrate. The apparatus comprises a frame, an assembly material applicator coupled to the frame and configured to apply assembly material to the electronic substrate, a substrate support assembly, coupled to the frame, configured to support and secure the electronic substrate in a material application position, and a transport system, coupled to the frame, to shuttle electronic substrates to and from the substrate support assembly, the transport system including an upper track and a lower track disposed below the upper track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis G. Doyle
  • Patent number: 8549999
    Abstract: A screen printing machine prints solder on circuit boards at predetermined printing positions. The screen printing machine includes a plurality of lanes arranged in a Y direction and each having a printing position, and a housing surrounding the printing positions and having replacement access ports which open in an X direction. The X direction is a direction in which the circuit boards are transferred, the Y direction is a generally horizontal direction which is generally perpendicular to the X direction, and a Z direction is a generally vertical direction which is generally perpendicular to the X direction and the Y direction. A replacement part disposed in the plurality of lanes is replaceable from the replacement access ports during a tooling change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Fuji Machine Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Manabu Mizuno, Takeshi Kondo
  • Patent number: 8537422
    Abstract: An input of image data is received, and information of width and/or thickness of a recording medium, which receives an image representing the image data to be recorded thereon, is received. Then, a preset pressing pressure value, which is used when the image is recorded on the recording medium, is obtained based on the information of width and/or thickness, and information of image density in the reference area, which is a part of the image data, is obtained. Then, converted image density information is obtained by converting the information of image density in the reference area based on the pressing pressure value and the information of image density, and image data is generated according to the thus obtained converted image density information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Riso Kagaku Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi Hakamada, Yoshiyuki Okada, Masahiro Kawashima
  • Patent number: 8474377
    Abstract: A combination stencil printer and dispenser includes a frame, a stencil coupled to the frame, a substrate support coupled to the frame to support a substrate in a print position, and a print head coupled to the frame to deposit and print viscous material over the stencil. In one embodiment, the combination stencil printer and dispenser further includes a cleaning assembly coupled to the frame to wipe excess viscous material from a bottom surface of the stencil. The combination stencil printer and dispenser further includes a dispenser mounted on the cleaning assembly to dispense viscous material on the substrate when the substrate is in the print position. In other embodiments, the dispenser can be mounted on a movable stencil or on an independent gantry provided within the combination stencil printer and dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis G. Doyle
  • Publication number: 20130139710
    Abstract: A screen-printing squeegee, as well as an apparatus for screen printing, includes an elastic application element and a holding apparatus for the application element. The holding apparatus is divided, as viewed over the width of the application element, into a plurality of holding sections which can move with respect to one another, in which a leaf spring element is provided. The leaf spring element interconnects the holding sections which can move with respect to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Inventor: Thieme GmbH & Co. KG
  • Patent number: 8413577
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an apparatus for depositing viscous material on an electronic substrate. The apparatus comprises a frame, an assembly material applicator coupled to the frame and configured to apply assembly material to the electronic substrate, a substrate support assembly, coupled to the frame, configured to support and secure the electronic substrate in a print position, and a transport system, coupled to the frame, to shuttle electronic substrates to and from the substrate support assembly, the transport system including a first track and a second track, the first track being mounted on a first displacement mechanism and the second track being mounted on a second displacement mechanism configured to laterally move the second track relative to the first track, the second displacement mechanism configured to raise the first track relative to the second track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis G. Doyle
  • Patent number: 8413579
    Abstract: The stencil kit comprises: a first stencil (1a) including a first support (2a) on which a first outer template (4a) is provided, the first outer template (4a) being formed by a plurality of cut out sections (6a) defining a cut out broken line which extends throughout the outer contour of the final decoration; and a second stencil (1b) including a second support (2b) on which a second outer template (4b) is provided, the second outer template (4b) being formed by a plurality of cut out sections (6b) defining a cut out broken line which extends throughout the outer contour of the final decoration. The broken line of the second stencil (1b) is complementary to that of the first stencil (1a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Liquiplast S.r.l.
    Inventor: Gabriella Ferretti
  • Publication number: 20130055911
    Abstract: A screen printing line with higher utility is provided. In a screen printing line including a plurality of screen printing machines and a plurality of shuttle conveyors each provided between any adjacent two of the plurality of screen printing machines, each of the screen printing machines includes: a main body; a front conveyor having a substrate support device; a rear conveyor configured to allow passage of a circuit substrate; a printing device configured to carry out screen printing on the circuit substrate supported by the substrate support device. Also, each of the plurality of shuttle conveyors includes a movable conveyor movable between a position continuous to the front conveyor and a position continuous to the rear conveyor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Manabu Mizuno, Takeshi Kondo, Mitsuaki Kato
  • Patent number: 8327761
    Abstract: A screen printer capable of concurrently, efficiently subjecting a plurality of different types of substrates, to a printing operation. The screen printer makes up an electronic component mounting line and prints electronic component bonding paste on a substrate. A substrate conveyance section that conveys a substrate forwardly or backwardly in a direction of conveyance of a substrate is disposed at an intermediate position between a first screen printing section and a second screen printing section arranged symmetrically with respect to a center line CL. It thereby becomes possible to adopt a variety of substrate conveyance forms, as required, such as return conveyance for returning the substrate from a downstream machine to an upstream side of the screen printer and bypass conveyance for letting the substrate sent from an upstream side pass through the screen printer, to thus be conveyed to a downstream machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Seiichi Miyahara, Kazuhide Nagao, Wataru Hidese, Yoshiaki Awata
  • Publication number: 20120304876
    Abstract: A screen printing apparatus includes a printing execution unit that performs screen printing on a substrate. At least one substrate support table that is provided movably along a specific direction orthogonal to the conveying direction. A table drive mechanism that moves the substrate support table at least between substrate entry and exit positions along a specific direction. The substrate entry and exit positions are set asymmetrically with respect to the specific direction. A printing execution unit drive mechanism is provided to drive the printing execution unit along the specific direction. A control unit is provided to control the printing execution unit drive mechanism so that the printing execution unit is driven to set the printing position on a substrate conveying path needed for the substrate support table to move from the substrate entry to the substrate exit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasushi MIYAKE, Takeshi FUJIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20120244316
    Abstract: A body art transfer device has a base support with a substantially nonabsorbent surface, and a coating of a body art composition. The composition has an amorphous, non-crystalline structure, and the coating has an approximate thickness of 0.5 mils to 5 mils. This device has the details and coloration of a tattoo printed upon the base support and placed under a protective cover. The body art transfer device allows for easy application of the body art composition to skin. The person then moves the base support upon their skin to transfer composition as a tattoo in its respective colors, shapes, and design to the skin. This device avoids usage of water and produces a temporary tattoo removed readily by people using ordinary soap and without strong chemicals or coarse abrasives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventors: Sven Dobler, Blaine Stambaugh, Herve Ferrec
  • Patent number: 8252380
    Abstract: A method in connection with coating, comprising a running web (8) arranged to be coated with a coating mix (11), coating means (1) arranged in connection with said web (8), a coating surface (6, 7) at the coating means (1) and arranged in contact with said web (8) to dose said coating mix (11), and said coating means (1) being provided with at least a first coating surface (6) and a second coating surface (7), in such a way that it is possible at said running web (8) to switch between the one (6) and the other (7) surfaces while at least one of said surfaces (6, 7) is in an active contact position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Mattssonforetagen I Uddevalla Akttiebolag
    Inventor: Håkan Karlsson
  • Patent number: 8220385
    Abstract: In a stencil printing machine including a plate discharge device for stripping a master from a plate cylinder and collecting the master after attaching the master subjected to plate making to the plate cylinder for printing on a sheet, the plate discharge device includes a storing section for storing the master, a lid for closing the storing section to be opened/closed freely, and a device for locking the lid in a closed state, the plate discharge device being provided such that it can be taken out to the housing of the stencil printing machine. Consequently, a stencil printing machine from which the plate discharge device can be taken out while secrecy is kept surely can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Duplo Seiko Corporation
    Inventor: Taichi Sato
  • Patent number: 8201497
    Abstract: The present invention provides an easy-to-use stencil discharging box that can easily be detached from a printing apparatus with one hand, and can smoothly execute vertical discard in this state. A stencil discharging box that is detachably mounted to a printing apparatus for receiving a used stencil compressed by compressing means of the printing apparatus is detached from the apparatus. When an operation lever is depressed, a cover member provided to an upper opening of a main body moves in an upward direction to open the opening, and a stencil moving member integrally formed with the cover member pivots in a frontward and upward-direction from between compression ribs of the main body so as to lift up the used stencil sticking to the ribs in the main body. When the main body is tilted with a discharge port provided at one side face of the main body (at the near side in the figure) facing downward, the used stencil can be discharged to the outside (vertical discard).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Riso Kagaku Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Suzuki, Shigenori Ishii
  • Patent number: 8181571
    Abstract: A printing device capable of improving the printing accuracy by preventing positional displacement of a stencil applies paste on a stencil onto a substrate by spreading the paste by sliding a squeegee along a surface of the stencil disposed on the substrate. Outer attracting means for holding the stencil by attracting an undersurface side thereof is provided on the outside of a squeegee sliding region in which the squeegee slides over the stencil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Kusunoki, Hidetoshi Sato, Masataka Aiba
  • Patent number: 8141484
    Abstract: A screen printing plate having at least an opening portion that discharges a printing material for forming a target printing pattern on a matter to be printed is provided in screen printing, and the screen printing plate is characterized in that the size of the opening portion is reduced from the target printing pattern and an opening end portion of the opening portion has a projection and recess pattern shaped differently from the target printing pattern shape. By this arrangement, bleeding of the printing material of the screen printing can be controlled and a high-quality and low-cost screen printing plate is provided which can print a target printing pattern accurately and with high transfer performance even for a fine design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignees: Shin-Etsu Handotai Co., Ltd., Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoyuki Ojima, Naoki Ishikawa, Hiroyuki Ohtsuka
  • Publication number: 20120043512
    Abstract: A conductive ink composition comprising organic-stabilized silver nanoparticles and a solvent, and a polyvinyl alcohol derivative resin of Formula (1) wherein R1 is a chemical bond or a divalent hydrocarbon linkage having from about 1 to about 20 carbons; R2 and R3 are independently an alkyl, an aromatic or substituted aromatic group having from about 1 to about 20 carbon atoms; x, y and z represent the proportion of the corresponding repeat units respectively expressed as a weight percent, wherein each repeat unit is randomly distributed along polymer chain, and the sum of x, y and z is about 100 weight percent, and wherein the polyvinyl alcohol derivative resin is present in an amount of from 0.1 to about 5 weight percent of the ink composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ping Liu, Yiliang Wu, Nan-Xing Hu
  • Publication number: 20120000380
    Abstract: It is an objective to provide a screen print system and a method for cleaning a mask of the screen print system that enable sufficient cleaning of the mask used for subjecting a cavity substrate to screen printing. A mask contact area R of a paper member 42 is brought into contact with a lower surface of one of convex portions 13t of a first mask 13a, thereby removing paste Pst adhering to the lower surface. Subsequently, the paper member 42 is winded up before the paper member 42 contacts the next convex portion 13t to be subjected to removal of the paste Pst, thereby updating the mask contact area R.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuya Tanaka, Kunihiko Tokita
  • Publication number: 20110315028
    Abstract: It is an object to provide a screen printing device and screen printing method in which, in screen printing which is to be applied to a cavity circuit board configured by bonding board members together, printing misalignment hardly occurs. A mask member 33 has a cavity-portion corresponding mask region MRC where a mask pattern MPC corresponding to cavity-portion electrode patterns 11dp is formed on the bottom faces of fitting portions 33a to be fitted into cavity portions CV; and a flat-portion corresponding mask region MRF where a mask pattern MPF corresponding to flat-portion electrode patterns 12dp is formed as separate regions. Positioning between the cavity-portion corresponding mask region MRC and the cavity-portion electrode patterns 11dp is performed, and screen printing is applied. Positioning between the flat-portion corresponding mask region MRF and the flat-portion electrode patterns 12dp is performed, and screen printing is applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Seiko Abe, Tetsuya Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8033216
    Abstract: A cartridge device applied to production lines for automatic screen printing is revealed. The cartridge device includes a frame, a plurality of cartridges for loading articles to be printed, two cartridge lifting members for driving the cartridge to move up/down, two cartridge convey member for driving the cartridge move horizontally, two printed substrate (articles) delivery members for delivering the articles to be printed, and two shift mechanisms for taking out or putting in the articles to be printed from the cartridge or the printed substrate delivery members. By one shift mechanism, the article to be printed on a work line is moved from the printed substrate delivery member into the cartridge for running material collection or the article to be printed is moved from the cartridge to the printed substrate delivery member for performing material feeding. Thus the two work lines of the production line can perform automatic material feeding, collection and storage simultaneously or respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: ATMA Champ Enterprise Corporation
    Inventor: Tung-Chin Chen
  • Patent number: 8033745
    Abstract: A digital printer includes a digital printing unit for digital printing an image onto a printing substrate during relative movement between a print head and the printing substrate, and a printing table for holding the printing substrate during the digital printing. The printing table is firmly fixed to the digital printing unit during the digital printing of the image onto the printing substrate and is released from the digital printing unit prior to and after the digital printing of the image onto the printing substrate. The printing table may be moved between a printing position, in which it is firmly fixed to the digital printing unit, and a printing substrate feeding position, in which it supports feeding and removing of the printing substrate from the printing table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Agfa Graphics NV
    Inventors: Bart Verlinden, Bart Verhoest, Werner Van De Wynckel, Albert Brals, Markus Hilpert