Embossing Or Penetrating Patents (Class 101/3.1)
  • Patent number: 10372240
    Abstract: A manual device comprising a body, and at least one reversible tip mounted on the body, the reversible tip comprising a first head, a second head opposite to the first head, a conductive outer casing, an internal part arranged inside the casing, the first head comprising a first pad for a capacitive screen, the first head and the second head being blocked between the internal part and the casing while the internal part is assembled by snap-fitting to the casing, the first head and the second head projecting from the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: SOCIETE BIC
    Inventors: Samuel Malinverni, Arnaud Bez
  • Patent number: 10309454
    Abstract: A squeeze film damper bearing device includes an inner race that is fitted around an outer periphery of a rotating shaft, an outer race that is supported via an annular space on an inner periphery of a bearing sleeve provided on a bearing retaining member, the annular space forming a squeeze film, and a plurality of rolling bodies that are disposed between the inner race and the outer race. The bearing sleeve is formed from a plurality of sleeve elements that are divided in a peripheral direction, and the plurality of sleeve elements move in a radial direction so as to be capable of changing a height in the radial direction of the annular space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Keisuke Takaoka
  • Patent number: 10221929
    Abstract: A transmission device for a power-driven cutting tool includes a base, a transmission component, a linking component, a shaft component and a link component. The base has a through cavity, a sleeve and a receiving portion. The transmission component is penetratingly disposed in the through cavity, so as to couple the transmission component and the base together. The linking component is penetratingly disposed in the sleeve, so as to couple the linking component and the base together. The shaft component and the link component are disposed in the base. A power source drives the linking component and thereby sequentially drives the shaft component, link component, and transmission component, allowing a cutter of the power-driven cutting tool to undergo reciprocating displacements along a linear path for performing a cutting operation. The transmission device features enhanced structural rigidity, allowing the cutter to move back and forth along a linear track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: JYEN HERR ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kevin Yao
  • Patent number: 9913656
    Abstract: An ultrasonic surgical blade comprises a solid blade body defining an axis. The solid blade body comprises a first length, a proximal end, and a distal end. The solid blade body is configured to acoustically couple to an ultrasonic transducer. The ultrasonic surgical blade further comprises a treatment region and a first edge at the distal end of the solid blade body. The ultrasonic surgical blade comprises an inner concave surface. The inner concave surface comprises a cavity extending proximally from the distal end of the solid blade body along the axis. The cavity terminates at a proximal end of the inner concave surface. The inner concave surface is configured to cause fluid droplets to converge along the axis when the fluid droplets collide with the inner concave surface to enhance visibility of a surgical site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventor: Foster B. Stulen
  • Patent number: 9878572
    Abstract: The present invention provides a security document and method of production thereof. The security document (10) comprises: a polymer substrate (12) having first (14) and second (22) surfaces; a security feature (16) formed in a region of at least one of said first and second surfaces of said polymer substrate; an opacifying layer (18, 24) formed on at least a portion of at least one of said first and second surfaces of said polymer substrate; a printed design formed on at least a portion of said opacifying layer; and wherein said security feature is formed at least prior to said printed design being formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: INNOVIA FILMS LIMITED
    Inventors: Robert Laird Stewart, Steven Maude
  • Patent number: 9612671
    Abstract: A removable stylus tip for use with an active stylus. The tip is capable of exchanging electrical communications with the touchscreen of a computing device. The tip includes a conductive core to transmit signals between the stylus body and a cone-shaped end of the stylus core. The cone-shaped end is covered with a coating to protect the tip and the touchscreen device. The coating is a composite material configured to allow electrical signals to pass through the material as well as to provide mechanical protection to components of the tip and touchscreen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Piotr Pawel Blaszczak, Timothy Michael Vanderet, Ann Yuhui Yun, Kam Sheng Leang, Kishore Sundara-Rajan, Miguel Angel Morales
  • Patent number: 9492844
    Abstract: A multi-face part is provided on a half-finished product which eventually becomes a metal decorative button. The multi-face part includes a plurality of small sectional faces and ridges obtusely joining between two adjacent small sectional faces. An outside of the half-finished product including the multi-face part is plated. Then, the half-finished product is barrel-polished. Thereby, the plating on portions corresponding to the small sectional faces remains and the plating on portions corresponding to the ridges is removed, exposing the ground color of the half-finished product. Then, the multi-face part is partially compressed to form the metal decorative button having a compressed decorative surface. The compressed decorative surface is given a pattern composed of a plurality of small sectional parts corresponding to the small sectional faces with the plating left and boundaries corresponding to the ridges with the plating removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Hasegawa, Nobuhisa Ito
  • Patent number: 9079373
    Abstract: An embossing/debossing system and method for embossing or debossing an impressionable material, such as paper. The system may comprise a laser cutting apparatus and a stamping apparatus. The laser cutting apparatus may comprise a laser configured for cutting and/or ablating one or more patterns into a stencil material. The stamping apparatus may be configured to receive the stencil material from the laser cutting apparatus and may have an actuatable elastomeric press pad configured to press the impressionable material into the patterns formed in the stencil material by the laser cutting apparatus. The system may also comprise various feeding devices configured to feed the stencil material from the laser cutting apparatus to the stamping apparatus and/or configured to feed the impressionable material through the stamping apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Preco, Inc.
    Inventors: Lowell Teague, Dana Poulain
  • Patent number: 9050734
    Abstract: Certain embodiments provide an apparatus for integrating an indicator flag into an item. The apparatus includes an upper portion and a base. The upper portion includes a cutting blade and a first attachment. The cutting blade is operable to cut the indicator flag into the item. The base includes a second attachment and one or more cutting grooves. The second attachment is operable to couple with the first attachment such that upper portion is movable towards the base. The one or more cutting grooves are operable to mate with the cutting blade when the upper portion is depressed and the upper portion moves towards the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: PDQ Mazoo, LLC
    Inventors: Richard B. Mazursky, Joseph Dale Martens
  • Patent number: 9038533
    Abstract: A device for heating at least one tool that is disposed on the circumference of a rotating cylinder, for example on the circumference of an embossing cylinder. The embossing tool is produced from a magnetizable material and it is fixed to a carrier sleeve that is produced from a non-magnetizable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Gallus Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventor: Thomas Demand
  • Patent number: 8993103
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the production of three-dimensional patterns in coatings which comprise flake-form effect pigments, to patterned coatings produced thereby and to the use thereof in decoration and security products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Clauter, Thomas Goetz
  • Publication number: 20150075394
    Abstract: Drive device for unwinding a reel of foil in an unwinding module of a stamping machine, having an inactive position, and an active position in engagement with the reel, and comprising: a belt, having an inactive configuration, and an active configuration for contacting a portion of the reel and driven by a driver of the module so as to unwind the reel, rollers, maintaining the belt in the inactive and the active configuration, a translatable roller, which engages the belt and compensates for variations in length when the belt moves from the inactive to the active configuration, and a biasing arrangement, attached to the roller and thereby keeping the belt tensioned in both the inactive and the active configuration, and the biasing arrangement is actuated and disengaged from the belt, to move the belt from the inactive to the active configuration and vice versa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: BOBST MEX SA
    Inventor: Xiguang Sun
  • Patent number: 8973494
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an imprint method is disclosed. The method can include forming a liquid droplet of a transfer material with a volume greater than a predetermined reference volume by dropping the transfer material onto a major surface of a processing substrate. The method can include reducing the volume of the liquid droplet to be less than the reference volume by volatilizing the liquid droplet. In addition, the method can include filling the transfer material into a recess provided in a transfer surface of a template by bringing the liquid droplet having the volume reduced to be less than the reference volume into contact with the transfer surface of the template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Masayuki Hatano, Ikuo Yoneda, Tetsuro Nakasugi, Kenji Ooki
  • Patent number: 8960086
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for producing an absorbent article are provided. Graphics are printed on a substrate, where consecutive graphics are separated in the machine direction by a first repeat pitch length. The substrate is activated, or incrementally stretched, in a first direction to define a second repeat pitch distance. The second repeat pitch distance is substantially equal to the pitch length of the absorbent article pitch length. The substrate is activated, or incrementally stretched, in the machine direction subsequent to printing to increase the repeat pitch distance. The substrate may be activated in the cross direction to increase the width of the substrate. Only portions of the substrate may undergo activation. The activation may be performed with rollers and/or stamping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Uwe Schneider
  • Publication number: 20140366753
    Abstract: Techniques are described for the production of tactile dots, tactile dot groups, and tactile identifier marks on substrates that are tactilely recognizable by visually impaired individuals. Each tactile dot can be formed individually in the substrate, for example by separately embossing each tactile dot using a single punch and die pair. By using a single punch and die pair, the size, complexity and cost of the tactile dot embossing mechanism can be reduced, and the spacing between the tactile dots can be varied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: DATACARD CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alan MEILACH, Miles KOOLMEISTER, Jeff RUST, Faith REKOWSKI, Dave WIRTH
  • Publication number: 20140352559
    Abstract: An apparatus performing cutting or printing on an object includes a moving device, a detection device detecting ultrasonic waves and a control device configured to cause the apparatus to specify, as a designated position, a position of an ultrasonic source on the object, based on the detected ultrasonic waves, when the object is located at a predetermined position, to determine at least one of an edit pattern to be applied to the object and a cutting position or a printing position, based on the specified designated position, to generate data to perform cutting or printing on the object based on the determined one of the edit pattern and the cutting or printing position, and to control the moving device based on the generated data to move the object and the cutting or printing head relative to each other, performing cutting or printing on the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mika Matsushima, Masayuki Hori
  • Publication number: 20140290508
    Abstract: A method for in-line integrated raised printing. The method includes performing a plurality of separations, and generating an embossing effect based on the performing said plurality of separations, wherein the embossing effect comprises a three-dimensional effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Itzik Shaul, George Trendafilov, Gilad Greenberg, Gregory Doyle Creager, Shaun Henry
  • Publication number: 20140232100
    Abstract: A security element includes an optically variable structure having a multiplicity of first embossed structures each including at least two flanks which converge at at least one certain angle. In at least one first partial region of the optically variable structure, at least one flank of the first embossed structures respectively has at least one additional embossed structure which is mounted on the flank of the first embossed structures or inserted into the flank of the first embossed structures. The geometry of the at least one additional embossed structure is executed to be at least near-inverse to the geometry of that flank of the first embossed structure on which the at least one additional embossed structure is mounted or inserted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: Karlheinz Mayer, Thanh-Hao Huynh, Peter Franz
  • Publication number: 20140182463
    Abstract: A cutting data generator includes a control device configured to obtain arrangement information including arrangement positions for arranging a plurality of types of decorative pieces with at least different colors and the types of the decorative pieces, to generate print data for printing identification marks at respective positions, based on the obtained arrangement information, the positions where the identification marks are to be printed corresponding to the arrangement positions respectively, the identification marks being indicative of the types of the decorative pieces respectively, and to generate cutting data for cutting a plurality of holes in a sheet material, based on the obtained arrangement information, the holes being usable to arrange the decorative pieces on the sheet material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yukiyoshi Muto
  • Patent number: 8724177
    Abstract: A printing apparatus having an automatic printing sheet feeder integrated thereto to improve mass productivity. The printing apparatus includes a base, a moving stage, an automatic printing sheet feeder, and a printing roll. The moving stage is linearly movable along the base, and has a lithographic plate seated on the top surface thereof, the lithographic plate having a printing pattern thereon. The automatic printing sheet feeder is installed on the moving stage. The automatic printing sheet feeder includes an unwinding roll, which supplies the printing sheet, a rewinding roll, which collects the printing sheet, and a plurality of guide rolls, which guide the printing sheet to pass through the printing area of the moving stage. The printing roll is installed on the base, and performs printing by transferring ink from recesses of a printing pattern of the lithographic plate to the printing sheet on the moving stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials
    Inventors: Taik Min Lee, Jeongdai Jo, Dong Soo Kim, Byung Oh Choi, Chung Hwan Kim, Dong Youn Shin
  • Publication number: 20140072766
    Abstract: A depth-changing pattern for simulating a wood grain appearance is debossed on strip material, such as a metal or steel sheet, by longitudinally feeding the strip material past a debossing drum having upraised protrusions with transversely-varying depths that impact the surface of the strip material, forming depressions in the surface as the sheet is pulled past the debossing drum. As the sheet material is pulled through the debossing drum assembly, it is moved in a direction parallel with the rotational axis of the debossing drum and transverse to the direction of material feed, thereby creating a random or non-repeating and depth-changing pattern. The strip material may then be subjected to further processing steps such as forming, coloring and staining to produce an article having a realistic wood grain appearance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventor: Robert M. Bennington
  • 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: 20130327235
    Abstract: A device 100 for unwinding foil to accumulate at least one stamping foil 20 upstream of an advance shaft 50. The device 100 includes two series 110, 120 of diverting elements 111, 121. One series is mobile relative to the other to define a foil circulation path of variable length. The mobile series moves between a close together position and a far apart position as the foil advances. A movement device 130 moves the mobile elements 110 as a function of a variable rotation speed difference between an advance shaft 50 of the foil that turns at variable speed and a rotary drive member 131 that turns at a constant speed substantially at the average rotation speed of the advance shaft 50. A transmission between the shaft 50 and the member 131 enables them to rotate at variable and constant speeds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: BOBST MEX SA
    Inventor: Jean-Claude Rebeaud
  • Publication number: 20130269549
    Abstract: An embossing device includes an electric drive system to provide for high quality embossing. The device may be used with any conventional die. In a preferred embodiment, an embossing folder is provided that allows for embossing and debossing of a material in a single pass through the embossing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventor: David Tse
  • Patent number: 8539879
    Abstract: Devices and methods for printmaking on canvas are described herein. The devices and methods provide advantages that include permanent printmaking on canvas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Inventors: John Michael Dickinson, Carol J. Basile
  • Patent number: 8539683
    Abstract: An engraving device that forms a desired image via a plurality of engraved marks in a surface of an object via a working tool is presented. The engraving device includes a base comprising a retainer configured to retain the object, a X-direction displacement means located above the base, configured to displace the working tool along a X-axis along the surface of the object, a Y-direction displacement means located above the base, configured to displace the working tool along a Y-axis perpendicular to the X-axis along the surface of the object, and a Z-direction displacement means located above the base, configured to displace the working tool along a Z-axis toward and away from the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Roland DG Corporation
    Inventor: Tsutomu Kuno
  • Publication number: 20130244006
    Abstract: A sandwich structure is provided that includes a corrugated layer with at least one core layer (structure) made of a periodic array of adjacent truncated upward facing peaks and truncated downward facing valleys. Each truncated peak has a bonding land of an area A1. Each truncated valley has a bonding land of an area A2. A ratio of A1/A2 is less than 2. A distance D is between neighboring peaks, and a distance D is also between neighboring valleys. The corrugated layer is made from an initially flat sheet thickness of t. A first sheet layer is physically coupled to bonding lands of the truncated peaks. A second sheet layer is physically coupled to bonding lands of the truncated valleys.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventor: Fabien Ebnoether
  • Patent number: 8479649
    Abstract: An imprinter includes a printing base for mounting a card and a print paper to be imprinted on a predetermined area thereof, a carriage that is movable above the printing base, a roller shaft arranged at a position of a predetermined height from the card mounting surface of the printing base, a roller including an outer periphery of hard material a center boss that is in rotational engagement with the roller shaft and elastic members provided between the outer periphery and the center boss of the roller. The elastic members are radially deformed during imprinting operation to cause the outer periphery of the roller to radially move relative to the center axis of the roller shaft into a state of eccentric circle in vertical section, so that the embossed information of the card may be transcribed onto the print paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Janome Sewing Machine Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yukio Hosaka
  • Patent number: 8413576
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a bank structure, includes: (a) forming a multi-layer structure on an underlying surface thereof, the multi-layer structure having at least a first layer and a second layer, (b) embossing the second layer so as to define a bank pattern in the second layer, (c) transferring the bank pattern to the first layer so as to form a bank structure defining an indented region; and (d) removing the second layer after the step (c) so as to expose a surface of the first layer as a top surface of the bank structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Shunpu Li, Christopher Newsome, Daping Chu
  • Patent number: 8371215
    Abstract: A method, an arrangement and computer program product for manufacturing micro-optic surface design with complex, variable three-dimensional forms. A step embossing, step imprinting, a chip bonding or a corresponding device capable of patterning the surface of a target substrate is obtained. The target substrate whereto the micro-optic structures shall be patterned is obtained. A plurality of different stamping tools operable with the device is obtained. Each stamping tool includes one or more surface relief forms defining one or more micro-optic structures. A stamping tool is selected from the plurality of stamping tools by the device. The target substrate is embossed with the selected stamping tool as controlled by the device. The selected stamping tool is optionally heated or assisted by at least one ultraviolet light so as to cure the target substrate during or after the embossing. The selecting and embossing steps are repeated until the micro-optic surface design has been completed on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Modilis Holdings LLC
    Inventor: Kari Rinko
  • Publication number: 20130025478
    Abstract: A device for heating at least one tool that is disposed on the circumference of a rotating cylinder, for example on the circumference of an embossing cylinder. The embossing tool is produced from a magnetizable material and it is fixed to a carrier sleeve that is produced from a non-magnetizable material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: GALLUS DRUCKMASCHINEN GMBH
    Inventor: THOMAS DEMAND
  • Publication number: 20120319395
    Abstract: A security element for a security paper, value document or the like, having a carrier which has a reflective areal region which is divided into a multiplicity of reflective pixels. The area of each pixel is smaller than the area of the reflective areal region by at least one order of magnitude. Each pixel has at least one reflective facet which is formed in a surface of the carrier, and the at least one reflective facet reflects light incident along a predetermined direction on the areal region directionally in a reflection direction predefined by the orientation of the facet. The orientations of the facets of different pixels have a substantially random variation over the reflective areal region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventors: Christian Fuhse, Manfred Heim, Michael Rahm, Andreas Rauch, Stefan Bichlmeier
  • Patent number: 8272323
    Abstract: An adjustable stamp for stamping characters on a workpiece, including a base plate with a platen, a plurality of stamps each having a raised character on one side, a stamp holder, and a support securing the stamps to the holder in an array while allowing limited free motion of the stamps relative to each other in the stamping and retract directions. The support is mounted to the base plate for movement in a plane substantially perpendicular to the stamping direction to selectively position one of the stamps over the platen. The base plate and the workpiece may be pressed together, whereby the raised character of the one stamp is stamped into the workpiece by the platen pressing against the opposite side of the one stamp, with the free motion of the other stamps preventing their raised characters from being stamped into the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Peddinghaus Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Mullikin
  • Publication number: 20120160112
    Abstract: According to example embodiments, a printing apparatus includes a wafer delivery unit configured to move and support a wafer, an optical microscope configured to inspect the wafer, a pattern transfer unit configured to display a position of a defect on the wafer detected using the optical microscope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eun Soo Hwang, Jin Sung Kim, Young Jeong Kim, Jong Woo Lee, Young Tae Cho, Dong Min Kim, Tae Young Ra, Eui Sun Choi, Eun Ah Park
  • Patent number: 8186268
    Abstract: A new and improved roller press for embellishing media includes a pair of spaced apart roller press members supported for rotation by bearing blocks. A handle having a ratchet mechanism is connected to a first roller for turning the roller during pressing. A gear set connects the rollers for turning a second roller in a rotational direction opposite of the first roller for moving the media between the rollers for pressing. A feed bed and exit bed are disposed between the bearing blocks to provide a stable base for supporting the press.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Inventor: James Jeffery Caron
  • Patent number: 8187427
    Abstract: An emboss pattern, tissue product and method of manufacturing tissue product having improved bulk and softness with minimal roll ridging. The pattern combines a plurality of aligned signature bosses with a grouping of signature bosses offset from the machine direction in a clockwise manner and another grouping of signature bosses being offset in a counter-clockwise manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Brian J. Schuh, John H. Dwiggins, T. Philips Oriaran, Galyn A. Schulz
  • Patent number: 8142850
    Abstract: A method of patterning a substrate comprising a plurality of fields, including, inter alia, positioning a first volume of fluid on a first subset of the plurality of fields of the substrate, with the first volume of fluid being subjected to a first evaporation time; positioning a second volume of fluid on a second subset of the plurality of fields of the substrate, differing from the first subset, with the second volume of fluid being subjected to a second evaporation time, differing from the first evaporation time; and patterning the first and second subsets of the plurality of fields, with the first subset of the plurality of fields being patterned prior to the second subset of the plurality of fields being patterned, with a volume associated with the second subset of the plurality of fields being greater than a volume associated with the first subset of the plurality of fields to compensate for the second evaporation time being greater than the first evaporation time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Molecular Imprints, Inc.
    Inventors: Sidlgata V. Sreenivasan, Philip D. Schumaker
  • Publication number: 20120048131
    Abstract: A tool is provided for a rotary embossing device for embossing flat, sheet-shaped material. The device includes two rotating embossing tools in the form of a male tool and a female tool for creating an embossing. At least the male tool has a roller body to which a seamless annular tool sleeve is attached. The tool sleeve of the male tool has raised embossing dots on its outer circumferential surface. These dots interact with corresponding recesses in the outer circumferential surface of the female tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: HEIDELBERGER DRUCKMASCHINEN AG
    Inventors: WOLFGANG DIEHR, MARTIN MERTENS, FRANK SCHMID
  • Patent number: 8074568
    Abstract: A hot stamping machine including a stamping member which presses a stamping foil against a peripheral surface of articles which are successively positioned in a stamping position and wherein stamping foil is removed from an unwinding mechanism for each stamping sequence and passes in succession into a suction box, along a braking surface and opposite the stamping member that urges the foil against an article, and wherein a reserve of foil is available in the suction box between the unwinding means and the braking surface, while the foil is tensioned between the stamping member and the article, during stamping of the article, and between the braking surface and a rewinding mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: CER
    Inventors: Marco Païta, David Jean Robert Mandon, Laurent Callamand
  • Patent number: 8037815
    Abstract: The invention concerns a marking device comprising a support frame, marking means including a marking member and means for moving the marking member parallel to two mutually perpendicular movement planes and to the surface to be marked to produce, on the surface to be marked, two-dimensional symbols inscribed in a marking window. The invention is characterized in that it comprises means for compensating, at least partly, the influence of the rotation over the distance between the marking member and the marking point of the surface to be marked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: SIC Marking
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Galland, Gerard Barraud
  • Patent number: 8017218
    Abstract: The invention relates to an elastomeric device (105), wherein the elastomeric device contains a relief structure with indentations with respect to the base (110), (102) and wherein selected ones of said indentations comprise at least two indentation depths (112), (108) and indentation widths (101), (107). It also relates to a method of making a master for construction of said elastomeric device comprising a procedure to provide a pattern on a substrate of a suitable material. One step in. the construction of said elastomeric device comprises a molding procedure of an elastomer. Methods of using the elastomeric device in printing, fluidic control, sorting, lab-on-a-chip devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Forskarpatent I Linkoping AB
    Inventors: Mahiar Hamedi, Kristofer Tvingstedt, Peter Asberg, Olle Inganas
  • Publication number: 20110168039
    Abstract: An engraving device that forms a desired image via a plurality of engraved marks in a surface of an object via a working tool is presented. The engraving device includes a base comprising a retainer configured to retain the object, a X-direction displacement means located above the base, configured to displace the working tool along a X-axis along the surface of the object, a Y-direction displacement means located above the base, configured to displace the working tool along a Y-axis perpendicular to the X-axis along the surface of the object, and a Z-direction displacement means located above the base, configured to displace the working tool along a Z-axis toward and away from the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventor: Tsutomu Kuno
  • Patent number: 7941912
    Abstract: In order to increase the clamping effect in an electrical screw connector used in industrial applications to fix or hold an electrical conductor, the support and contact surfaces for the electrical conductor are textured. According to the invention, the texturing of the support and contact surfaces for the electrical conductor is carried out by various production methods using embossing or stamping tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Hartmut Follmann, Olaf Gemke, Heinz Reibke
  • Patent number: 7913618
    Abstract: A punch press tool for stamping successive multicharacter impressions into a workpiece such as a piece of steel, sheet metal, or other workpiece, includes a guide body in which a stamp driver is slidably mounted for being driven downwardly toward the workpiece by a punch press ram which is a standard part of a high speed commercial punch press. A multicharacter marking stamp is supported at the lower end of the stamp driver for reciprocal movement therewith. The marking stamp includes multicharacter wheels that are rotated automatically during operation for advancing characters in sequence responsive to the movement of a character advancing arm. At least one character stamp operating lever is operatively associated with the punch press tool for articulation responsive to motion imparted to the tool by the ram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Mate Precision Tooling, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory S. Ferry, David A. Berry
  • Publication number: 20110031317
    Abstract: Metal-containing transaction cards, useful for the purchase of goods and/or services are disclosed. The metal-containing transaction cards may be standard-sized (i.e., about 3? inches by about 2 14 inches) or any other size yet still usable as a transaction card. Moreover, the metal-containing transaction card may include a pocket having characters embossed therein. Further, the metal-containing transaction card may include a fill panel disposed within the pocket. The metal may be titanium or stainless steel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicant: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Ellen Lasch, Lisa Ann Morrill Webb, Priscilla Gandel
  • Patent number: 7882780
    Abstract: Provided are methods and systems for imprinting a pattern formed on surfaces of an imprint mask onto a double-sided substrate. The method includes deforming the surfaces of the first and second imprint stamps to produce respective first and second deformed surfaces, each having an arc therein. A pressure is applied to bring the deformed first and second surfaces into intimate contact with the first and second substrate surfaces, respectively. The applied pressure substantially flattens the deformed surfaces. To separate the two surfaces, the applied pressure is released. The method also includes transporting a substrate having first and second patterning surfaces and a shaped edge using a carrier having a holding portion that holds the shaped edge of the substrate, the holding surface having a shape that is complementary to the shaped edge of the substrate, such that the patterning surfaces remain untouched by the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: ASML Holding N.V.
    Inventor: Harry Sewell
  • Publication number: 20100162907
    Abstract: A tape printer for providing an image on a tape medium, the tape printer permitting inputting an image; providing the image on the tape medium; obtaining input image information; and using the input image information to provide an audible output in dependence on the input image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2010
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicant: DYMO
    Inventors: Barry Mak, Rolance Tse
  • Patent number: 7690913
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided that forms embossed portions on a workpiece. The apparatus includes a melting chamber filled with melt, such as ceramic, nozzles provided at a lower portion of the melting chamber, and presses provided adjacent to each of the injection nozzles. The injection nozzles drop the melt on the workpiece and the presses press the dropped melt into a predetermined shape of the embossed portions in a state where the dropped melt is being solidified after being dropped on the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Advanced Display Process Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hyoung-Kyu Son
  • Patent number: 7690300
    Abstract: A method for producing a security document having printed image 1 produced by steel intaglio printing and embossed microstructures 2 of an order of magnitude of less than 100 microns is carried out by one printing plate 8 on which both the steel intaglio structures and the microstructures are present. The parts of the microstructures closest to printing plate surface 9 are located 20 to 100 microns below the printing plate surface so that they are not touched and destroyed by the wiping cylinder. Alternative methods for producing a steel intaglio printing plate with integrated microstructures are provided. The microstructures can be used for embossing a diffractive relief or a blind embossing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
    Inventors: Eckhard Braun, Reinhard Plaschka
  • Patent number: 7658601
    Abstract: A pattern forming apparatus maintaining alignment between a mold and a substrate. The pattern forming apparatus includes a press pressing the mold against the substrate in a pressing direction, and a mechanism to maintain orientation of the mold and the substrate perpendicular to the pressing direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kazuyuki Kasumi