Stencils Patents (Class 101/127)
  • Patent number: 11794467
    Abstract: A tensioning frame for tensioning a printing screen comprises struts to reinforce the constituent beams. These may be provided either on a supplementary brace plate or integrally formed with the beam. A shaft may be used to retain engagement bodies within pockets formed in the beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: ASMPT SMT SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.
    Inventor: Christopher Sheppard
  • Patent number: 11607877
    Abstract: A printing device includes a cleaning head configured to contact a cleaning member with the screen mask to perform a cleaning process on the screen mask, a moving section connectable and disconnectable to the cleaning head to move the cleaning head between a cleaning area and a standby area, a door member configured to open and close an opening portion through which the cleaning member passes when the cleaning member is moved from the standby area to an outside of the printing device and be lockable in a closed state, and a control section configured to unlock the door member in a state where the moving section is disconnected to the cleaning head and the cleaning head is located in the standby area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: FUJI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshimune Yokoi
  • Patent number: 11375799
    Abstract: A device for providing safety during the process of installing eyelash extensions onto the natural eyelashes of a subject, especially when the installation is automatic. In some embodiments, the placing of extensions is carried out by a robotic mechanism utilizing computer vision, and in some embodiments, a barrier is created between the robotic mechanism and the subject in order to protect the subject in the event of a malfunction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Wink Robotics
    Inventors: Nathan Harding, Kurt Amundson, Michael Muller, Kyle Andrew Tucker, Michelle Warner, Richard W. O'Connor
  • Patent number: 11297719
    Abstract: A template or stencil with perforations, which improves solder-paste stencilling on an object, includes: a first area treated with precision powder on a bottom laminar face of the template, the treated face covering at least an area where perforations are distributed; a second area treated with precision powder on a top laminar surface of the template, the second treated area encircling the perforations; and a third area treated twice with precision powder on the bottom laminar surface, the third area encircling the perforations of the template. A method for producing a template that improves solder-paste stencilling on an object is also provided, as is and to a method for the improved application of solder-paste on an object, such as a printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: INTERLATIN S DE RL DE CV
    Inventors: Jimmy Villalvazo, Nestor Librado Castro Leyva
  • Patent number: 11285714
    Abstract: An apparatus for securing a printing screen frame is configured so that, when a piston rod moves backward due to the supply of air pressure, tensile force applied to a support frame of a printing screen unit by a coupling protrusion of a tension member is released and the printing screen unit can be replaced, and, when the piston rod moves forward as an elastic spring extends due to the stop of the supply of the air pressure, the coupling protrusion of the tension member is caught on the support frame of the printing screen unit and applies pressure thereto due to elastic force so as to tension the printing screen, and then reverse pressure can be applied thereto by using air pressure, as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: VONTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Soon-Von Choi
  • Patent number: 11279168
    Abstract: A stencil kit comprises a stencil base, one or more canvas positioners, and one or more guide rings. The stencil base has a circular shaped cut-out region and one or more sets of scales spaced circumferentially around the cut-out region. Each canvas positioner has an opening adapted to receive the canvas. Each guide ring has a radial array of guide lines spaced circumferentially around the guide ring. A user may use the stencil kit with stencils that are included in the stencil kit and/or stencils that are provided separately to make patterns on a canvas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventor: Sharon Shum Long Yeung
  • Patent number: 11172578
    Abstract: A filling assembly for filling holes formed in a board with a filling material, including: a board holding device having a carrier frame formed by frame elements to hold the board; a filling device arranged on a side of the carrier frame and includes a filling material feeding device with a filling head to provide filling material to the board, wherein the filling head is movable relative to the carrier frame parallel to the carrier frame surface; a screen holding frame formed by screen holding frame elements to hold a screen between the carrier frame and the filling device, wherein the screen includes a screen cloth surrounded by a screen frame; and a fixing device with an expansion element arranged in a frame element, wherein the expansion element can provide a temporary compressive force to the screen frame to fixedly press the screen frame against a screen holding frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: ITC Intercircuit Electronic GmbH
    Inventor: Hubertus Hein
  • Patent number: 11148453
    Abstract: A stencil for use in stenciling complex symbols incorporates a stencil substrate employing a flexible material, having a plurality of symbols arranged thereon. A plurality of folding stiffeners are incorporated in the substrate, each stiffener being positioned to split symbols having stencil cutouts forming isolated elements within an interior of the symbol. The stiffeners are foldable about a vertex, to collapse into a raised position and bring together the split symbol, with the stiffeners supporting the isolated elements created by the cutouts and portions of the stencil cutouts forming the symbols that extend into coincident channels in the folding stiffeners, to bridge adjoining portions of said split characters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: William W. Kann, Minsu Kim, Niles Kinman
  • Patent number: 10998221
    Abstract: Some embodiments include a construction having a horizontally-extending layer of fluorocarbon material over a semiconductor construction. Some embodiments include methods of filling openings that extend into a semiconductor construction. The methods may include, for example, printing the material into the openings or pressing the material into the openings. The construction may be treated so that surfaces within the openings adhere the material provided within the openings while surfaces external of the openings do not adhere the material. In some embodiments, the surfaces external of the openings are treated to reduce adhesion of the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Gurtej S. Sandhu, Sony Varghese, John A. Smythe, Hyun Sik Kim
  • Patent number: 10888943
    Abstract: A flux unit includes a flux supply device configured to eject flux to a storage tray, an ejection port configured to eject the flux, and an ejection port moving device configured to move the ejection port in the radial direction of the storage tray. By this, the flux is ejected in a wide range in the radial direction of the storage tray. Also, the storage tray is rotated by a tray rotation device. Thus, the film thickness of the flux ejected in the wide range of the storage tray is adjusted by a squeegee all at once. Thus, the time required for adjusting the film thickness of the flux can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadashi Murase, Yoshiyuki Fukuya, Kazuya Matsuyama
  • Patent number: 10686109
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing light emitting devices, comprising: providing a package body including: (i) a reflector cup defining a cavity and (ii) a plurality of metal pads disposed at a bottom surface of the cavity; performing reservoir stencil printing to deposit a respective solder pattern on each of the metal pads, the reservoir stencil printing being performed using a 3D electroform stencil that is placed over the reflector cup, the 3D electroform stencil including a lip configured to engage one or more sidewalls of the reflector cup, and a reservoir extending away from the lip and into the cavity; placing an LED die on the solder patterns that are formed on the metal pads and performing reflow soldering to attach the LED die to the metal pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Lumileds LLC
    Inventors: Sridevi A. Vakkalanka, S. Rao Peddada
  • Patent number: 10406825
    Abstract: The present invention is directed towards an apparatus, a system and a method for creating a pixel canvas artwork. A pixel canvas art apparatus may contain a receiving layer that includes multiple segmented components, each of which may be enclosed by a fluid-resistant boundary. One or more water-based markings may be absorbed by the receiving layer at multiple segmented components and may be prevented from transferring throughout the receiving layer by the fluid-resistance boundaries. The one or more water-based markings may be absorbed at multiple segmented components in a manner that creates a pixel canvas artwork. Both a system for producing a pixel canvas artwork and a method for creating a pixel canvas artwork may include components similar to the pixel canvas art apparatus that may be used to create a pixel canvas artwork.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Crayola LLC
    Inventors: Craig Skinner, Luis Rodrigo Pineiro
  • Patent number: 10357961
    Abstract: A stencil for printing a pattern of deposits on a substrate, wherein the stencil comprises an electroformed metal sheet which has a first layer which includes an apertured region through which a printing medium is applied in a printing operation, and a second layer which overlies a substrate to be printed and includes a plurality of apertures, wherein the apertures of the second layer extend across and beyond the apertured region in the first layer, whereby the second layer includes a plurality of through apertures in registration with the apertured region of the first layer, each having a pattern corresponding to that to be printed on the substrate, and a plurality of blind apertures disposed adjacent and outwardly of the apertured region in the first layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: ASM Assembly Systems Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Michael Zahn
  • Patent number: 10179475
    Abstract: A surface marking system, kit, and method enables a user to mark a pattern upon a surface. The components may include a rectangular marking material transfer body, a particularly marked alignment tape, and a series of spacer elements. The marking material transfer body includes a fixed dimension and at least one marking material transfer portion. The outer perimeter includes opposed mark-alignment edges. The alignment tape has a fixed width, a select length, and a marked anterior surface. The marked anterior surface includes a series of width-wise marks and a length-wise mark. The length-wise mark is centered relative to the fixed tape width. A select body dimension is firstly and successively positioned at a select number of sequentially spaced width-wise marks and mark-alignment edges are firstly and successively alignable with parallel length-wise marks. The spacer elements ensure parallel arrangement of the length-wise marks and provide overlap sections adjacent the mark-alignment edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Inventor: Edward Roth
  • Patent number: 10156663
    Abstract: Provided is a display device including a display panel; and a window facing the display panel, a display area and a non-display area, which is around the display area, being on the window and the window including a transparent substrate, which has a first surface facing the display panel and a second surface opposite to the first surface, a bank layer, which is on the first surface of the transparent substrate along boundaries between the display area and the non-display area, and a printed pattern, which is in the non-display area of the transparent substrate and is located closer to an outer side of the window than is the bank layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sung Ki Jang
  • Patent number: 10137528
    Abstract: A blank etching apparatus is provided that positions an etching screen relative to a blank. The blank etching apparatus includes a worktable having a table top and a base. The table top has a pair of lateral sides and a pair of longitudinal sides. A first jig is movable with respect to the table top along an x-axis. The first jig includes a first pair of lateral segments and a first pair of longitudinal segments. A screen frame is received between the first pair of longitudinal segments and the first pair of lateral segments of the first jig. The screen frame is moveable relative to the first jig and the table top along a y-axis. The screen frame receives and carries the etching screen and cooperates with the first jig to accurately and repeatably position the etching screen relative to the blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: AUTODIE LLC
    Inventors: Scott R. McCallum, Charles Slagter, Jordan A. Klein, James K. Feutz
  • Patent number: 10099471
    Abstract: A screen printing mask (10) includes a main mesh (20), a main resin layer (30), and an additional net-like section (50A). The main resin layer (30) is provided on the main mesh (20) and has a through-hole (35). The additional net-like section (50A) may have a first additional layer (50Aa) and a second additional layer (50Ab). The first additional layer (50Aa) is provided on the main mesh (20), together with the main resin layer (30) by curing, through absorption of light, photocurable resin applied onto the main mesh (20). The second additional layer (50Ab) is provided on the first additional layer (50Aa) by curing, through absorption of light, a photocurable resin applied onto the first additional layer (50Aa). The additional net-like section (50A) has a greater thickness or depth than the main resin layer (30) so that a thicker portion is printed on a substrate in accordance therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: ASAHITEC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsuneaki Usui, Gen Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10035340
    Abstract: A method of screen printing a design on a substrate, the method comprises the steps of controlling a computer-controlled plotter to cut an outline of the design into stencil material the stencil including a perimeter. Then, registering the perimeter of the cut stencil with marks on a printing screen and securing the cut stencil to the printing screen. Then, positioning the printing screen and cut stencil on the substrate and applying ink through the printing screen and stencil onto the substrate, wherein the design is reproduced on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Infinite Numbering, LLC
    Inventors: Jerardo Juarez, Ronnie Cruz, Rory H. Cruz
  • Patent number: 10000082
    Abstract: Described is a painting stamp having built-in leveling features. For example, the stamp includes a stable backing with a three-dimensional form affixed with the stable backing. One or more leveling features are attached with the stable backing, such as a spirit level that is affixed with the stable backing and/or a series of holes formed through the stable backing. During operation, one would position the stamp upon a wall surface such that a bubble within the spirit level is levelled to indicate that the stamp is level. Alternatively, one could draw a level line upon a wall surface and then position the stamp upon the wall surface such that the level line can be seen through the series of holes to indicate that the stamp is level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventor: Laurie Steinfeld
  • Patent number: 9802401
    Abstract: The present invention provides a frame assembly, which comprises a first frame and a second frame provided to surround the first frame. The first frame and the second frame are configured to support mesh fabric therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI XINSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hu Li, Qing Zhang, Ming Hu
  • Patent number: 9707793
    Abstract: A printing screen includes a screen-shaped fabric layer with fabric threads being angled relative to one another to form a carrier layer. An imaged stencil layer is connected to the fabric layer and provided with passages. A respective passage forms a continuous channel and has an opening that is smaller on a printing material side of the printing screen than on a squeegee side of the printing screen. Such a printing screen has sufficient stability and advantageously allows the finest lines and dots to be printed. A method for imaging such a printing screen is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Gallus Ferd. Rueesch AG
    Inventors: Heinz Brocker, Hans-Rudolf Frick, Matthias Rosenfelder
  • Patent number: 9660167
    Abstract: A thermoelectric system includes a plurality of thermocouples that are each formed of two thermocouple limbs that include different thermoelectrically active materials. The thermocouple limbs are connected electrically in series and thermally in parallel. The thermodynamic system also includes a flexible and electrically insulating layer formed of a matrix having n rows of thermocouple limbs. The thermocouple limbs form columns having approximately equal widths. Each pair of adjacent thermocouple limbs has a contact region located on a straight fold line above one another in the column direction. The matrix is wound parallel to the rows on top of one another to form a flat strip. The matrix is then folded along the fold lines in the manner of a concertina with elevations and depressions equidistant to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
    Inventors: Ulrich Lemmer, Siegfried Kettlitz, André Gall, Marcel Gueltig
  • Patent number: 9427950
    Abstract: An ink image is formed on the side of a gauze of a screen master by discharging ink by an ink discharge apparatus, and collected visible rays or infrared rays are irradiated onto the ink image to heat the ink. Then, a thermoplastic resin film is perforated to form a plate making image corresponding to the ink image. The minute ink drops discharged from the ink discharge apparatus are held inside minute opening portions (pixels) of fibers configuring the gauze, and are put on the thermoplastic synthetic resin film bent by gravity. Thermosensitive perforation is carried out in this state, and thus a high-definition plate making image corresponding to the image configured using the ink drops in units of pixels can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Susumu Oshio, Kazuo Nakano
  • Patent number: 9420702
    Abstract: A component mounting line has a screen printing apparatus and component mounting apparatuses. The screen printing apparatus carries in substrates based on substrate carrying-in order data which is determined so that alternate carrying-in in which a first type substrate and a second type substrate are alternately carried in and continuous carrying-in in which the first type substrate or the second type substrate which has a shorter line tact time is continuously carried in are mixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minoru Murakami, Masayuki Mantani, Toshiyuki Murakami, Takashi Katsuki, Takashi Yazawa
  • Patent number: 9351406
    Abstract: A stencil assembly includes a stencil foil, having a stencil pattern thereon and of a planar configuration, with a peripheral edge, which is a captured by rigid frame. The rigid frame includes a base and a cover attached thereto. The assembly adapts a standard stencil foil for use in a stretch frame that requires an elongated groove. The assembly thereby facilitates mounting the stencil to a stretching machine during printing. Also, the stencil assembly protects a user from injury by preventing contact with the sharp outer edges of the stencil foil. Further, the assembly protects the stencil foil portion from damage and greatly facilitates handling thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: QTS ENGINEERING, INC.
    Inventor: Thomas G. Erdmann
  • Patent number: 9333740
    Abstract: A flat screen material for use in screen printing has strands forming a woven screen structure. The strands are arranged at angles to one another and crossing at crossing points, where the strands form undercuts there, and otherwise forming a screen structure with openings and metal deposits, at least at the surfaces thereof, deposited onto the strands in an electroplating process. The undercuts, in the area of crossing points of the strands, at least to some extent have a filling, made of the metal, that has been applied in the electroplating process. The filling, in particular, forms an inner-edge transition with rounding. The fillings improve the properties of the screen material, particularly with regard to stability, through-flow and possible cleaning. A screen for rotary screen printing is made of such a flat screen material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Gallus Ferd. Rueesch AG
    Inventors: Heinz Brocker, Hans-Rudolf Frick
  • Patent number: 9302521
    Abstract: An adjustable stencil for painting parking lots. The adjustable stencil enables parking lot painters adjust the stencil for painting lines, stripes, boxes, and arrows on parking lots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Simple Stripe Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Travis Bennett
  • Patent number: 9205639
    Abstract: A method is provided for producing a stencil having a relief with multiple openings on its upper side. The contours correspond to a desired pattern and to a stencil of this type. The stencil has a body with at least one non-perforated non-metal relief layer, which allows greater relief heights and increased freedom of design. The relief layer is removed according to the pattern by laser or plasma radiation to form the multiple openings. Through-openings extending to a rear side opposite the upper side are provided at least in the bottom region of the openings of the relief. A stencil with a stencil body may be obtained, having at least one non-metal relief layer, formed in the upper side of which is a relief with multiple openings, the contours of which correspond to a desired pattern. Through-openings extending to a rear side opposite from the upper side are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: SPGPRINTS AUSTRIA GMBH
    Inventors: Lothar Wefers, Josef Juffinger
  • Publication number: 20150101500
    Abstract: A composite stencil for applying designs to walls and other surfaces is disclosed. The stencil includes a porous textile support layer to which a flexible stencil mask is bonded by an adhesion layer. The support layer supports unconnected parts of the stencil mask without bridges common with traditional stencils. Further, the textile support layer in the open areas of the stencil can be colored with a sublimation dye to suggest to a user the colors that should be applied in the various areas of the stencil. A pressure sensitive adhesive is applied to the back of the stencil. In use, the stencil is removably adhered to a surface by the pressure sensitive adhesive, whereupon paint or other pigment is applied through the textile support layer to the surface. The lack of bridges permits the entire design to be applied with a single stencil in a single session. The stencil is cleanable and reusable to apply additional designs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Dirk Jan van Heijningen
  • Publication number: 20150096451
    Abstract: A flat screen material for use in screen printing has strands forming a woven screen structure. The strands are arranged at angles to one another and crossing at crossing points, where the strands form undercuts there, and otherwise forming a screen structure with openings and metal deposits, at least at the surfaces thereof, deposited onto the strands in an electroplating process. The undercuts, in the area of crossing points of the strands, at least to some extent have a filling, made of the metal, that has been applied in the electroplating process. The filling, in particular, forms an inner-edge transition with rounding. The fillings improve the properties of the screen material, particularly with regard to stability, through-flow and possible cleaning. A screen for rotary screen printing is made of such a flat screen material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: HEINZ BROCKER, HANS-RUDOLF FRICK
  • Patent number: 8997646
    Abstract: An electrode formation method for a solar cell to form an electrode of a base member, includes a screen printing process and a baking process. The screen printing process includes: mounting a metal mask on a surface of the base member, wherein the metal mask includes a covering portion configured to cover a part of a surface of the base member, opening portions configured to allow parts of the base member to be exposed therefrom, and bridge portions disposed along a direction intersecting with a longitudinal direction of circuit patterns between the opening portions; and supplying a paste to an upper surface of the metal mask by a squeegee head of a cartridge type, while relatively sliding a squeegee on the upper surface of the metal mask such that the squeegee travels relatively to the metal mask. In the baking process, the paste is baked to form the electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Tanaka, Yuji Otake
  • Patent number: 8915183
    Abstract: A screen printing screen, having: a screen printing stencil carrier which is configured as a film which is provided with first recesses which are configured in such a way that they reach from one upper side to the underside of the film, and a screen printing stencil which is configured as a nonmetallic masking layer which is connected fixedly to the underside of the screen printing stencil carrier, the masking layer being provided with second recesses which lie in congruence at least partially with the first recesses of the screen printing stencil carrier in such a way that a printing medium can pass through the first recesses of the screen printing stencil carrier from its upper side in the direction of the underside and through the second recesses of the masking layer to a substrate which can be placed underneath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: NB Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Mike Becker, Dietmar Lütke-Notarp
  • Publication number: 20140366755
    Abstract: A paste supply apparatus includes a plurality of paste pots each including a tubular container which stores paste and which includes a bottom portion provided with a through hole and a movable inner lid provided in the tubular container, 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 tubular container 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 inner lid 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
  • Patent number: 8875627
    Abstract: The invention describes a machine (10) for the in-line transformation of single-use products, comprising at least one unwinding group (12) for one or more reels (14) of web-shaped material (100), which constitutes the base support for said product, at least one printing group (18), arranged downstream of said unwinding group (12), capable of heat-printing decorative patterns, trademarks and/or inscriptions with a paraffin or natural wax-based ink (W) and/or mixtures thereof on the web-shaped material (100), and at least one folding and cutting group (20), arranged downstream of the printing group (18), wherein the printed web-shaped material (100) is folded and cut to form said products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: O-Pac S.R.L. Societa a Socio Unico
    Inventor: Angelo Bartesaghi
  • Patent number: 8869694
    Abstract: A screen-printing panel comprising a locking strip sewn to screen-printing mesh is described. The mesh along an edge of the panel is folded around the locking strip and secured using a line of stitching. A gap between the end of the locking strip and the edge of the mesh contributes to corner softening. Another gap between the end of the stitching and the end of the locking strip also contributes to corner softening. Locking strips have various cross sections including rectangular, triangular, and complex curves. Two colors of thread may be used to aid in orienting the panel. An adhesive may be used to hold the mesh to the locking strip for convenience during handling and sewing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventor: John O. H. Niswonger
  • Publication number: 20140305323
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for producing a printing stencil for technical printing for applying a printed pattern to a substrate and to a printing stencil. The method includes supplying a carrier layer, supplying a structure layer, said layer being located beneath the carrier layer, making an elongate printed image opening, corresponding to at least part of the printed pattern, in the structure layer, and making carrier layer openings in the region of the printed image opening. The method uses a laser device designed to emit a laser beam in pulses, and includes making a row of carrier layer openings, extending in the longitudinal direction of the printed image opening, wherein, for making a carrier layer opening, a focusing apparatus is positioned near the carrier layer opening, and the carrier layer opening is by means of one or several laser pulses, and the focusing apparatus of the laser device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: CHRISTIAN KOENEN GMBH
    Inventor: Christian Koenen
  • Publication number: 20140261028
    Abstract: An adjustable stencil for painting parking lots. The adjustable stencil enables parking lot painters adjust the stencil for painting lines, stripes, boxes, and arrows on parking lots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Travis Bennet
  • Patent number: 8807025
    Abstract: A screen printing mesh including a plurality of octagonal first openings and a plurality of polygonal second openings, each of the second openings being disposed between the first openings, wherein an inner angle between a first line segment of each of the second openings and an adjacent second line segment is 90 degrees or greater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung-Jun Lee, Jeong-Geun Yoo, Sung-Min Kim
  • Patent number: 8802487
    Abstract: Stencil for a screen-printing system, comprising slits (22, 23) in a central printing zone (13), forming a pattern to be printed, characterized in that it comprises one or more apertures (32) in a peripheral deforming zone (14), which apertures are intended to cause this peripheral deforming zone (14) to deform under the effect of a stress applied to the stencil while reducing deformation of the central printing one (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Commissariat a l'energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives
    Inventors: Armand Bettinelli, Frédéric Barbier
  • Patent number: 8746140
    Abstract: A base material 10 for screen printing includes a screen 12, a resist layer 30 of resist material and a protective film 22.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: SPGPrints B.V.
    Inventors: Wilfried Franciscus Maria Koopman, Jacob Jacobus Poelman, Johannes Franciscus Gerardus Koster, Stephanus Gerardus Johannes Blankenborg
  • Publication number: 20140138125
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of manufacturing a circuit board, which includes a stand-by process setting a screen printing plate so as to be opposed with a base, where the screen printing plate has a line pattern formed therethrough, and the line pattern is configured by a plurality of dot-like through-holes discretely pierced and arrayed in a single line; a coating process coating an ink which contains a water-dispersed electroconductive paste onto the surface of the screen printing plate; and an ejection process ejecting ink dots through the dot-like through-holes onto the surface of the base, by pressing the screen printing plate into the base under sliding contact of a squeegee with the surface of the screen printing plate, and allowing the ink dots ejected out from the adjacent through-holes to fuse on the surface of the base, to thereby form a linear ink puddle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: NIPPON MEKTRON, LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Iwase, Kazuyuki Ozaki
  • Publication number: 20140130687
    Abstract: [Object] One object is to provide a primer composition composed of an amorphous carbon material and used for forming a primer layer that tightly binds with fluorine-containing silane coupling agent. A primer composition according to an embodiment of the present disclosure is composed of an amorphous carbon material containing at least one element of silicon, oxygen, and nitrogen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Taiyo Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kunihiko Shibusawa, Takeshi Sato
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140127854
    Abstract: Stencil for a screen-printing system, comprising slits (22, 23) in a central printing zone (13), forming a pattern to be printed, characterized in that it comprises one or more apertures (32) in a peripheral deforming zone (14), which apertures are intended to cause this peripheral deforming zone (14) to deform under the effect of a stress applied to the stencil while reducing deformation of the central printing one (13).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Commissariat a L'energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives
    Inventors: Armand Bettinelli, Frédéric Barbier
  • Patent number: 8714084
    Abstract: The present invention provides a screen printing apparatus and screen printing method which, in screen printing that is to be performed on the upper surface of a circuit board, and the bottom surfaces of recess openings in the upper surface, can efficiently perform a printing work while ensuring an excellent printing quality. In a screen printing apparatus which prints a paste for bonding an electronic component on an upper surface and a bottom-surface of a recess, a printing apparatus 2(1) and a printing apparatus 2(2) which sequentially 10 print the paste in two steps on the circuit board are placed in series. The printing apparatus 2(1) on the upstream side includes a bottom-surface printing mask which is provided in correspondence with the bottom surface of the recess, and a closed squeegee mechanism 36A which butts against and slides over an upper surface of the bottom-surface printing mask to 15 pressurize and supply the paste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Seiko Abe, Tetsuya Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8695497
    Abstract: There is provided a screen printing apparatus and a screen printing method which can implement printing work with good efficiency while securing a good printing quality in screen printing intended for an upper surface of a substrate and a bottom surface of a recess portion which is opened in the upper surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Tetsuya Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8661973
    Abstract: Disclosed is a screen plate for printing two-dimensionally arranged opening patterns by screen printing. The screen plate includes a dummy printing region in which a predetermined pattern is singly or plurally arranged along an edge part of one side or edge parts of two sides parallel to a printing direction of the screen plate; a full-surface printing region for performing full-surface printing, the full-surface printing region being formed into a belt shape at a position closer to a central side of the screen plate than the dummy printing region; and a printing region that is formed at a position closer to the central side than the full-surface printing region and in which the opening patterns are two-dimensionally arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Makito Nakashima, Akishige Murakami
  • Patent number: 8590448
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a self-aligning stencil device for producing a multi-color composite image on a target surface. The self-aligning stencil device includes a central panel and a plurality of stencil panels foldably connected to the central panel. The central panel includes a solid region and a cut-out region. The solid region of the central panel includes a front surface and a back surface, and is defined by an outer border of the central panel and an inner border of the central panel. The cut-out region is vacant space that is defined by the inner border of the central panel. Each stencil panel has its own distinct stencil pattern and is foldably connected to a different corresponding portion of the outer border of the central panel, thereby forming a connection fold between each stencil panel and its corresponding portion of the outer border of the central panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Innovative Art Concepts, LLC
    Inventors: John G. Swisher, Janna Makaeva
  • Patent number: 8584583
    Abstract: Screen printing systems and methods are disclosed. The disclosed systems and methods enable a user to employ a screen printing process to decorate a non-traditional surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Inventor: Jeffrey S. Bohr
  • Publication number: 20130291743
    Abstract: The present invention relates to screen printing plate for a solar cell in which an electroconductive paste is used to simultaneously print a bus bar electrode and a finger electrode, the screen printing plate characterized in that the opening width of a finger electrode opening of the screen printing plate is less than 80 ?m and a bus bar electrode opening of the screen printing plate has a closed section. The use of this screen printing plate makes it possible to reduce the cost of manufacturing solar cells, prevent the connecting section between the bus bar electrode and the finger electrode from breaking without causing an increase in shadow loss or compromising the aesthetic quality of the solar cells, and manufacture highly reliable solar cells with good productivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoko Endo, Ryo Mitta, Takenori Watabe, Hiroyuki Otsuka