With Printing Patents (Class 118/46)
  • Patent number: 10124365
    Abstract: A method is provided for metering a coating liquid in a processing machine having a metering device including at least one applicator roller and one counter-pressure cylinder that forms a coating nip and that guides the printing substrate, the metering device being operatively connected to a circulation system for circulating the coating liquid including a supply line, a return line, a reservoir and a conveying pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: INDUSTRIE-AUTOMATION VERTRIEBS-GMBH
    Inventors: Otto Hoedl, Guenter Jung, Jann Neumann, Edgar Doersam
  • Patent number: 9096084
    Abstract: A printing system includes a printing station having a rotatable print member and a set of marking subsystems. In a sheet-printing mode, a media sheet is transported to the printing station where the print member is rotated to transport the sheet past the marking subsystems to form a printed image. The printed sheet is then transported to an output sheet receptacle. In a web-printing mode the print member is configured to rotate freely and a web of media is transported around the print member past the marking subsystems to form a printed image. A tensioning system is used to control the motion of the web of media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Michael J. Piatt, Randy D. Vandagriff
  • Publication number: 20150132490
    Abstract: Method for printing patterns onto three-dimensional articles mounted respectively on rotary receiving elements, including a step of generating, for each receiving element, a set of several digital images for respectively printing parts of a same pattern onto an article mounted on the receiving element, a step of printing successively parts of a same pattern onto a same article respectively from the digital images of the set associated with the receiving element for the article, the digital images of a same set having a same length, and a step of printing simultaneously several parts of distinct patterns respectively onto several articles, each simultaneous printing of a part of a pattern onto an article being performed from a digital image of the set associated with the receiving element for the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Jean-Luc PERRET, Jean-Pierre ROUSSELET
  • Publication number: 20150034009
    Abstract: A drawing device includes a drawing device main body which has a cartridge setting unit in which a drawing liquid cartridge is set in a detachable manner, and discharges a supplied drawing liquid from the drawing head to perform a drawing process, a chamber room which accommodates the drawing device main body, a booth opening which is provided in the chamber room and causes a drawing liquid cartridge to be received in the chamber room, a transport unit which transports the drawing liquid cartridge between the receiving area and the relay area, and a transfer unit which transfers the drawing liquid cartridge between the relay area and the cartridge setting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Takashi ABE, Katsumi SHINKAI, Sadaharu KOMORI
  • Patent number: 8926036
    Abstract: A marking apparatus for marking histology embedding cassettes includes a marking device for marking plastic surfaces, a gripping means to grip and release a cassette, and a movement organ to rotate the gripping means with respect to a first rotation axis perpendicular to a second rotation axis. The first axis is arranged such that it is situated in an ideal plane that is parallel to and interposed between the ideal planes in which the perpendicular surfaces of a cassette, gripped by the gripping means, are located, so that, upon rotation with respect to the first axis the first and the second perpendicular surfaces can alternately be located in front of the marking device. The second axis being arranged with respect to the gripping means such that, upon rotation with respect to the second axis, the oblique surface of the cassette can be in front of the marking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventor: Mario Cinti
  • Publication number: 20140373775
    Abstract: An adhesive label production device has an ejection mechanism that is easy to maintain. A printer 100 used as an adhesive label production device has a conveyance mechanism 8 that conveys continuous recording paper (recording medium) P; a recording head 5 that prints on the recording paper P conveyed by the conveyance mechanism 8; an automatic cutter 4 that cuts the recording paper P; and an inkjet head (ejection mechanism) 15 that ejects adhesive 18 onto the recording paper P that was cut by the automatic cutter 4. The inkjet head 15 has a plurality of nozzles (ejection holes), and ejection by each of the nozzles can be individually controlled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshimitsu Koike
  • Patent number: 8888920
    Abstract: The present invention is an imprint system including an imprint unit transferring a transfer pattern to a coating film formed on a substrate using a template having the transfer pattern formed on a front surface thereof to form a predetermined pattern in the coating film, the imprint system including: a substrate carry-in/out station connected to the imprint unit, capable of keeping a plurality of the substrates, and carrying the substrate into/out of the imprint unit side; and a template carry-in/out station connected to the imprint unit, capable of keeping a plurality of the templates, and carrying the template into/out of the imprint unit side at a predetermined timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Shoichi Terada, Yoshio Kimura, Takahiro Kitano
  • Patent number: 8875649
    Abstract: An apparatus for dusting printed sheets with powder contains at least one powder nozzle, an actuating element which is mounted such that it can be adjusted into a position, in which the actuating element is situated in the jet path of the powder nozzle and the powder bounces off the actuating element, and an extraction device for extracting the powder which has bounced off the actuating element. An air-conducting connection exists permanently between the powder nozzle and the surroundings of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventor: Claudius Haas
  • Publication number: 20140290567
    Abstract: The present teachings relate to various embodiments of a gas enclosure system that can have various components comprising a particle control system that can provide a low-particle zone proximal to a substrate. Various components of a particle control system can include a gas circulation and filtration system, a low-particle-generating motion system for moving a printhead assembly relative to a substrate, a service bundle housing exhaust system, and a printhead assembly exhaust system. In addition to maintaining substantially low levels for each species of various reactive species, including various reactive atmospheric gases, such as water vapor and oxygen, for various embodiments of a gas enclosure system that have a particle control system, an on-substrate particle specification can be readily met. Accordingly, processing of various substrates in an inert, low-particle gas environment according to systems and methods of the present teachings can have substantially lower manufacturing defects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Kateeva, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Mauck, Alexander Sou-Kang Ko, Eliyahu Vronsky, Shandon Alderson, Alexey Stepanov
  • Publication number: 20140178655
    Abstract: A removal device for removal of labels, a label and a method for applying glue to a label are provided. The removal device comprises a reception face for receiving glue. The reception face comprises a first region in which at least a first portion is arranged at at least a second portion for ensuring a sufficient glue application for a face of a label, to which face glue is applied. The first and second portions are configured so that glue can adhere to the first portion considerably easier than to the second portion, and at least a second region in which a third portion is arranged at a fourth portion for information purposes as regards the face of the label, to which face glue is applied. The third and fourth portions are configured so that glue can adhere to the third portion considerably easier than to the fourth portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Krones AG
    Inventor: Volker Kronseder
  • Patent number: 8741182
    Abstract: This invention relates to methods for materials using compounds, polymeric compounds, and compositions used to prepare semiconductor and optoelectronic materials and devices including thin film and band gap materials. This invention provides a range of compounds, polymeric compounds, compositions, materials and methods directed ultimately toward photovoltaic applications, transparent conductive materials, as well as devices and systems for energy conversion, including solar cells. This invention further relates to thin film AIGS, AIS, and AGS materials made by a process of providing one or more polymeric precursor compounds or inks thereof, providing a substrate, depositing the compounds or inks onto the substrate; and heating the substrate at a temperature of from about 20° C. to about 650° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Precursor Energetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle L. Fujdala, Wayne A. Chomitz, Zhongliang Zhu, Matthew C. Kuchta, Qinglan Huang
  • Publication number: 20140141167
    Abstract: Polymer Pen Lithography materials that retain the simplicity characteristic for the fabrication of poly(dimethyl siloxane) tip arrays while preserving the control over feature dimensions and to understand the role of the mechanical properties of the different materials on Polymer Pen Lithography printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: New York University
    Inventors: Adam B. Braunschweig, Xiao Zhong, Kevin B. Schesing, Shudan Bian
  • Publication number: 20140134334
    Abstract: A 3D extrusion print process for producing multicolored three-dimensional objects is provided. The process produces mechanically stable, multicolored 3D objects with good color definition. The process according to the invention is based on coating, upstream of the printing head, of the polymer strand used for producing the actual object, and on fixing of the coating upstream of entry of the polymer strand into the printing head. Downstream of the extrusion process in the printing head, the coating remains predominantly at the surface of the extruded strand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Evonik Industries AG
    Inventors: Markus PRIDOEHL, Guenter Schmitt, Dirk Poppe, Stephan Kohlstruk, Benjamin Hammann, Sonja Cremer, Kris Beks, Ludo Dewaelheyns
  • Publication number: 20140116331
    Abstract: A solder joint may be used to attach components of an organic vapor jet printing device together with a fluid-tight seal that is capable of performance at high temperatures. The solder joint includes one or more metals that are deposited over opposing component surfaces, such as an inlet side of a nozzle plate and/or an outlet side of a mounting plate. The components are pressed together to form the solder joint. Two or more of the deposited metals may be capable of together forming a eutectic alloy, and the solder joint may be formed by heating the deposited metals to a temperature above the melting point of the eutectic alloy. A diffusion barrier layer and an adhesion layer may be included between the solder joint and each of the components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: The Regents of the University of Michigan
    Inventors: Stephen R. Forrest, Gregory McGraw
  • Patent number: 8707898
    Abstract: Fanfold and/or perforated media comprising a substrate including one or more friable coatings and an overcoat covering at least a portion of the one or more friable coatings proximate to one or more associated fanfolds and/or perforations is provided, wherein the overcoat mitigates spallation of the one or more friable coatings. Methods and apparatus for making the same are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Mary Ann Wehr, Paul C. Blank, Timothy W. Rawlings, Patricia A. Puckett
  • Patent number: 8671880
    Abstract: The present invention provides a liquid application device and an ink jet recording apparatus each capable of reducing deterioration in application quality due to an increase in the number of times of use of a roller, thereby improving durability. The present invention includes an application roller which applies liquid to an application medium, and a liquid retention member which retains the liquid in a liquid retention space formed by making the application roller be in contact with the retention member. With this structure, a pool of the liquid is formed, with rotation of the application roller, in an area upstream of a contact area, in a rotational direction, between the application member and the retention member at a side where a surface of the application member enters the contact area therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Naomi Oshio, Osamu Iwasaki, Yoshinori Nakagawa, Atsuhiko Musuyama, Naoji Otsuka
  • Publication number: 20130330476
    Abstract: A method is provided for processing a rasterized relief image, comprising customary color channels for indicating a color of each pixel and a height channel for indicating a height of each pixel into several pass images that are printed using a printer with several colorants including a white colorant. For each pixel a relief part, a white part and a skin part are discriminated in order to combine the demands for height and color variation across the surface of the image. The skin part comprises pixels for which a colorant composition based on the color channels of the rasterized relief image is established. In order to print a color in the skin part that is independent of a height of the pixel and independent of the colorant composition of a neighboring pixels, pass images are composed that include only neighboring pass pixels that do not disturb the color forming of a pass pixel contributing to a skin part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Koen J. KLEIN KOERKAMP, Jacques C.E. PERVILLÉ
  • Patent number: 8585933
    Abstract: This invention relates to methods for making materials using compounds, polymeric compounds, and compositions used to prepare semiconductor and optoelectronic materials and devices including thin film and band gap materials. This invention provides a range of compounds, polymeric compounds, compositions, materials and methods directed ultimately toward photovoltaic applications, transparent conductive materials, as well as devices and systems for energy conversion, including solar cells. This invention further relates to methods for making AIGS, AIS or AGS materials by providing one or more polymeric precursor compounds or inks thereof, providing a substrate, depositing the compounds or inks onto the substrate; and heating the substrate at a temperature of from about 20° C. to about 650° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Precursor Energetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle L. Fujdala, Wayne A. Chomitz, Zhongliang Zhu, Matthew C. Kuchta, Qinglan Huang
  • Patent number: 8585932
    Abstract: This invention relates to methods and articles using compounds, polymeric compounds, and compositions used to prepare semiconductor and optoelectronic materials and devices including thin film and band gap materials. This invention provides a range of compounds, polymeric compounds, compositions, materials and methods directed ultimately toward photovoltaic applications, transparent conductive materials, as well as devices and systems for energy conversion, including solar cells. In particular, this invention relates to polymeric precursor compounds and precursor materials for preparing photovoltaic layers. A compound may contain repeating units {MB(ER)(ER)} and {MA(ER)(ER)}, wherein MA is Ag, each MB is In or Ga, each E is S, Se, or Te, and each R is independently selected, for each occurrence, from alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, alkenyl, amido, silyl, and inorganic and organic ligands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Precursor Energetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle L. Fujdala, Wayne A. Chomitz, Zhongliang Zhu, Matthew C. Kuchta, Qinglan Huang
  • Publication number: 20130295285
    Abstract: A printing table arrangement includes at least one printing device for printing of substrates, at least one printing table, a first transport device to transport the substrates being printed in a first plane, and a lifting device to move the first transport device with the first plane between a printing plane assigned to the printing device and a transport plane lying underneath. The printing table has a second transport device to transport substrates in a second plane beneath the first plane, in which the fixed spacing between the first plane and the second plane corresponds to the spacing between the printing plane and transport plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: EKRA AUTOMATISIERUNGSSYSTEME GmbH
    Inventors: Torsten Vegelahn, Alfred Heupel, Stephan Bergmoser, Michael Hammann
  • Publication number: 20130293653
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for transporting a substrate media sheet along a process path through a marking zone. The apparatus includes a marking zone, an air bearing support rail and a media cart. The marking zone marks the substrate media sheet. The air bearing support rail extends from a first location upstream of the marking zone to a second location downstream of the marking zone. The media cart conveys the sheet along the process path. The media cart includes a platen for holding the sheet thereon as the media cart translates through the marking zone. The media cart is supported along the process path between the first and second locations by the air bearing support rail. The air bearing support rail includes a gaseous layer providing a non-contact bearing support between an outer surface of the air bearing support rail and a non-contact support surface of the media cart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: James Joseph Spence, Norman David Robinson, JR.
  • Patent number: 8511250
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for an apparatus for transferring fluid. The apparatus has a fluid transfer component, a fluid receiving component, a fluid supply, and a fluid motivating component. The fluid transfer component has a first surface, a second surface, a non-random pattern of distinct pores each defining a pathway between the first and second surfaces, a single entry point at the first surface, and a single exit point at the second surface. The pores are disposed at preselected locations to provide a desired pattern of permeability. The fluid receiving component comprises a fluid receiving surface. The fluid supply is adapted to provide a fluid in contact with and at a constant fluid pressure with the first surface of the fluid transfer component. The fluid motivating component is adapted to facilitate transport of the fluid from the first surface through the pores to the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kevin Benson McNeil, Kim Ellen Shore, Wayne Robert Fisher, Richard Matthew Giachetto
  • Publication number: 20130161442
    Abstract: A spool assembly for use in an additive manufacturing system, comprising a spool rotatably retained in a sealed sheath in a hub-less manner, and a locking mechanism configured to operably engage with the spool to prevent the spool from rotating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: STRATASYS, INC.
    Inventors: Dominic F. Mannella, William J. Swanson, Timothy A. Hjelsand, David M. Kozlak, Chad E. Beery
  • Publication number: 20130084676
    Abstract: Disclosed are: a printing plate having improved productivity; and a method for manufacturing a solar cell element, which uses the printing plate. A printing plate according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises: a metal plate; a buffer layer that is arranged on one main surface of the metal plate; and a slit that penetrates through the metal plate and the buffer layer. The slit has a first penetrating part that is located in the metal plate, a second penetrating part that is located in the buffer layer, and a bridge that is arranged inside and across the first penetrating part. When viewed in plan from the above-mentioned main surface side, the buffer layer-side opening edge of the first penetrating part is inside the metal plate-side opening edge of the second penetrating part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Yuta Shinike, Tomonari Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 8393373
    Abstract: A binding printer is provided which has a media transport assembly configured to transport individual sheets of media along a media path, a printhead assembly configured to print on the sheets transported along the media path, and a binding assembly configured to bind together the printed sheets transported along the media path. The binding assembly has a binding platen configured to press each printed sheet transported onto a support platen to preceding sheets supported on the support platen to bind the printed sheets together, and a chassis defining an inlet for receiving the transported printed sheets and an exit hatch from which the bound printed sheets are removable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Paul Lapstun, Kia Silverbrook
  • Publication number: 20130055949
    Abstract: A hygienic protection apparatus for touch panel device is disclosed, in which the apparatus comprises: a touch panel; a host machine electrically connecting with the touch panel; a protecting member comprising a transparent film and at least one film-output element locating at one side of the touch panel, wherein part of the film is received by the film-output element and part of the film covers the touch panel to protect the surface of the touch panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: Hannspree, Inc.
    Inventors: Li-Li Lai, Stephen Tsai, Shao-Yu Hwang
  • Patent number: 8375885
    Abstract: A system and method for providing adhesive to a pre-formed blister tray having shoulders and recesses between the shoulders, the system having at least one pallet, each pallet of the at least one pallet having with holes to accommodate recesses within the blister tray and support for the shoulders of the blister tray; a pallet loading station for loading the pallet with the pre-formed blister tray; a printer unit for printing adhesive to the shoulders of the blister tray; a drying station for drying the adhesive; and an unloading station for unloading blister trays with adhesive printed on the shoulders thereof. Further a pallet for use in the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Indsale Limited
    Inventors: Paul Marks, Michael J. Markiewicz
  • Publication number: 20130000549
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for manufacturing three-dimensional models by means of a 3D printing process, whereby a build platform for application of build material is provided and a support frame is arranged around the build platform, to which said support frame at least one device for dosing the particulate material and one device for bonding the particulate material is attached via the guiding elements and the support frame is moveable in a Z direction, which essentially means perpendicular to the base surface of the build platform. In so doing, the device provides a material feeding device having a particle material container to supply particulate material in batches from the storage area to the dosing apparatus and to do so with the least possible amount of shearing forces and without significant interaction with the atmosphere.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: Voxeljet Technology GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Dominik Hartmann
  • Patent number: 8333464
    Abstract: A liquid application apparatus includes: an application member which applies a first liquid to a recording medium; and a liquid holding member which abuts against the application member so as to form a liquid holding space in which the first liquid is held in such a manner that the first liquid held in the liquid holding space is applied to the recording medium via the application member by rotating the application member, wherein a supply port for supplying the first liquid in the liquid holding space and a recovery port for recovering the first liquid from the liquid holding space are provided in the liquid holding member, and the supply port and the recovery port are located in different positions in terms of vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventor: Katsuyuki Hirato
  • Publication number: 20120315333
    Abstract: In some aspects of the present application, a method of forming one or more layers of at least a portion of a drug delivery device (DDD) is described. The method can include providing a substrate; providing one or more DDD components that are dissolved or dispersed in one or more pharmaceutically compatible phase change inks; ejecting, by one or more nozzles, a first portion of the one or more pharmaceutically compatible phase change inks to form a first layer on the substrate; and ejecting, by the one or more nozzles, a second portion of the pharmaceutically compatible phase change inks to form a second layer over the first layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jing Zhou, Shu Chang
  • Publication number: 20120308837
    Abstract: Process for the generative preparation of a shaped body in which (a) ceramic slips are applied in layers to a support and cured, (b) a further layer is applied to the cured layer from step (a) and cured, (c) step (b) is repeated until a body with the desired geometric shape is obtained, (d) the body is then subjected to a chemical treatment or a heat treatment to remove the binding agent (debindering), and (e) the body from step (d) is sintered, wherein at least two differently composed ceramic slips are used in steps (a) and (b) for the preparation of the layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: IVOCLAR VIVADENT AG
    Inventors: Nadja SCHLECHTRIEMEN, Jürgen LAUBERSHEIMER, Volker RHEINBERGER
  • Publication number: 20120298032
    Abstract: An apparatus for vacuum thermoforming and printing plastic articles from a continuous web of plastic material in which a rotatable vacuum thermoforming drum has a plurality of vacuum thermoforming dies mounted on circumferentially surfaces. The drum further comprises a gear path and a cam path, each with a plurality of substantially flat and curved sections. A print structure in a frame includes a device for imparting ink to the articles after they are formed, and a linear bearing adapted to allow the printing cylinder to move in a constrained motion substantially normal to the central axis. The printing cylinder comprises a shaft with a pinion gear to engage the gear path and a cam roller to engage the cam path. As the drum rotates, the articles are formed, printed and separated in substantially a single operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: IVMA Holdings Company
    Inventor: Ivonis Mazzarolo
  • Publication number: 20120285930
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a printing form and a process for preparing the printing form from a curable composition that includes an epoxy novolac resin having an epoxide equivalent weight of 156 to 300 g/equivalent, and an amine curing agent selected from primary amines and secondary amines, the agent having an amine equivalent weight of less than or equal to 60 g/equivalent. The process includes applying the curable composition to a supporting substrate to form a layer, curing the layer at one or more temperatures in a temperature range, and engraving to form at least one cell in the cured layer. The process prepares printing forms, particularly gravure printing forms, having a cured resin composition layer that is engravable, resistant to solvent inks and to mechanical wear, and capable of printing gravure-quality images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Douglas J. Adelman, Cara L. Blankenbicker, Andrew P. Davis, Barbara B. Fones, Helen S. M. Lu, Mark E. Wagman
  • Patent number: 8276537
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device is disclosed. The method can include, upon attaching a bonding material containing a resin and a solvent to a second surface opposed to a first surface including a circuit pattern of a wafer, heating the bonding material to evaporate the solvent and decreasing vapor pressure of the solvent in an atmosphere faced with the bonding material and heating the attached bonding material to form a bonding layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yukio Katamura, Yasuo Tane, Atsushi Yoshimura, Fumihiro Iwami
  • Patent number: 8267036
    Abstract: An apparatus for printing active materials, such as adhesives, onto articles, such as absorbent articles or release paper, using a coater with a multitude of applicators. The applicators coat a surface (roll) with a multitude of beads of the active material. The apparatus also includes a specific coating blade, which contacts the surface with the active material at a certain angle and thereby coats the surface even better.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Andrea Branca, Claudio Gemmiti, Julian Ashton Plumley, David Sarro, Domenico Esposito
  • Publication number: 20120227664
    Abstract: A technique capable of efficient, high speed processing for the formation of an organic compound layer by using an ink jet method is provided. In the method of forming an organic compound layer by using the ink jet method, a composition containing an organic compound having light emitting characteristics is discharged from an ink head, forming a continuous organic compound layer. The organic compound layer is formed on pixel electrodes aligned in a matrix shape, and is formed in a continuous manner over a plurality of pixel electrodes. A light emitting device is manufactured using organic light emitting elements in accordance with this manufacturing method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: SEMICONDUCTOR ENERGY LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shunpei YAMAZAKI, Yasuyuki ARAI
  • Publication number: 20120204785
    Abstract: A sheet conveyance apparatus includes a conveyance roller pair that has a roller with a uniform diameter in a sheet width direction and that is configured to pinch and convey a sheet, and a guide unit that is provided on an upstream side of the conveyance roller pair and that is configured to regulate a position of an edge of the sheet, wherein the conveyance roller pair conveys the sheet in a state in which the sheet is bended by the guide unit so that on a roller side with a uniform diameter in a sheet width direction, the sheet convexly bends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryosuke Sato, Kenji Shigeno, Kengo Nieda
  • Patent number: 8210121
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming an alignment layer comprising: at least one alignment layer forming line having a plurality of alignment layer forming units; a plurality of alignment material coating devices disposed at each alignment layer forming unit and configured to coat an alignment material on a substrate of the corresponding alignment layer forming units; at lest one alignment material supplying unit having a plurality of second alignment material containers for supplying the alignment material to each alignment material coating device; a central supplying unit connected to the at least alignment material supplying unit and having at least one first alignment material container for supplying the alignment material to the at least one alignment material supplying unit; a supplying pipe configured to connect the at least one alignment material supplying unit to the central supplying unit; and a controller configured to measure the remnant amount of alignment material of the at least one alignment material supp
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hyuck Oh
  • Publication number: 20120160161
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an application device. The application device has an application roller to apply a treatment liquid onto a recording medium before an image is formed on the recording medium. The application roller has a core member serving as a rotation shaft of the application roller and an elastic surface member disposed around the core member. The core member has a plurality of convex ring portions formed along a circumferential direction of the core member around a circumferential surface of the core member and a plurality of concave ring portions formed between the plurality of convex ring portions. The convex ring portions and the concave ring portions are alternately arranged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Shozo SAKURA, Satoshi Kitaoka, Shinji Imoto, Hiroyoshi Komaba
  • Patent number: 8202359
    Abstract: An image quality improvement treatment liquid is disclosed that improves quality of an image formed on a medium by reacting with color materials in ink and agglutinating the color materials upon contact with the ink including water and color materials to be ionized in water or color materials to be ionized in water due to absorption with components having ionic characteristics in water. The image quality improvement treatment liquid includes at least one of cationic components and components capable of acidizing water, at least one of nonionic surfactant and amphoteric surfactant as a foaming agent, and water-insoluble fatty acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuo Katano, Tomoaki Sugawara, Minori Ichimura, Manabu Izumikawa, Kazuyoshi Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20120128882
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to methods of printing indicia on a substrate using a tip array comprised of elastomeric, compressible gel polymers. The tip array can be prepared using conventional photolithographic methods and can be tailored to have any desired number and/or arrangement of tips. Numerous copies (e.g., greater than 15,000, or greater than 11 million) of a pattern can be made in a parallel fashion in as little as 40 minutes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Chad A. Mirkin, Fengwei Huo, Xiaodong Chen
  • Publication number: 20120121797
    Abstract: A liquid jet head includes an actuator substrate having grooves, and a flexible substrate for supplying a drive signal to the actuator substrate. On a surface of the actuator substrate, in the vicinity of a rear end thereof, are formed a common extension electrode and an individual extension electrode connected to drive electrodes of a discharge channel and dummy channels, respectively. The common extension electrode and the individual extension electrode are connected to a common wiring electrode and an individual wiring electrode of the flexible substrate, respectively. In a common wiring intersection region in which the common wiring electrode of the flexible substrate intersects the drive electrodes of the actuator substrate, upper end portions of the drive electrodes on side surfaces of the dummy channels are formed deeper than the substrate surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventor: Osamu Koseki
  • Publication number: 20120107580
    Abstract: Digital thermographic methods and systems for CMYK plus raised print products, and corresponding thermographic CMYK plus raised print products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventor: Michael Kiy
  • Publication number: 20120069123
    Abstract: An adhesive agent label includes an adhesive agent layer which is made of an adhesive agent and is formed on one surface of a support. A non-adhesive heat-reactive layer is positioned above the adhesive agent layer and has openings formed by heating at a predetermined temperature or higher. An intermediate layer is positioned between the heat-reactive layer and the adhesive agent layer. The intermediate layer and the heat-reactive layer are formed thinner than the adhesive agent layer. The intermediate layer facilitates the formation of the openings in the heat-reactive layer with good heat energy efficiency and allows the intermediate layer or adhesive agent layer to be exposed through the openings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventors: Kazuo Tani, Norimitsu Sanbongi, Yoshinori Sato
  • Publication number: 20120052191
    Abstract: A micro-extrusion printhead assembly utilized in a micro-extrusion system to form parallel extruded lines of material on a substrate includes a material feed mechanism for pushing/drawing materials out of dispensing orifices defined in the printhead assembly, a Z-axis positioning mechanism, and a base. A production method utilizes the micro-extrusion system to directly print endpoint structures at the end of each gridline, and by extruding these gridlines immediately after forming the busbars. In accordance with an embodiment of the invention, the micro-extrusion system is controlled to manipulate the printhead speed and/or gridline material extrusion pressure at the beginning, middle and end of each gridline printing process such that teardrop-shaped endpoint structures are formed at the ends of each gridline, whereby each endpoint structure has a substantially greater width than that of the main “central” gridline structure extending between the endpoint structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: David K. Fork, Scott E. Solberg
  • Publication number: 20120024224
    Abstract: A resin composition for laser engraving, comprising (Component A) a compound having two or more ring structures selected from the group consisting of an epoxy ring, an oxetane ring and a five-membered carbonate ring, (Component B) a curing agent capable of reacting with Component A to thus form a crosslinked structure, and (Component C) a compound having at least one of a hydrolyzable silyl group and a silanol group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigefumi KANCHIKU, Atsushi SUGASAKI
  • Publication number: 20120027957
    Abstract: A method for the refinement of a panel and an apparatus for the refinement of a panel according to a method of this type. The method for the refinement of a panel includes: unpacking of a panel having a core made from wood material from a transport-safe packaging, a grounding in the form of at least one synthetic resin layer pressed together with the core and, if appropriate, a primer being arranged on a top side of the core, and a coating being arranged on a core underside lying opposite the top side of the core, and connection and locking means being attached to at least two mutually opposite side faces; application of a decorative layer having a decoration to the grounding or primer; and application of at least one wear layer to the decorative layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: FLOORING TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Roger BRAUN, Norbert KALWA
  • Patent number: 8083330
    Abstract: A liquid-ejecting head includes a pressure-generating chamber communicatively connected to a nozzle opening and also includes a piezoelectric transducer including a first electrode, a piezoelectric layer disposed on the first electrode, and a second electrode disposed on the piezoelectric layer. The first electrode contains platinum and titanium oxide with a rutile content of 76.5 to 100 mole percent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi Morozumi, Jiro Kato, Satoshi Denda, Ichiro Asaoka
  • Publication number: 20110306160
    Abstract: Multi-zone, solar cell diffusion furnaces having a plurality of radiant element (SiC) or/and high intensity IR lamp heated process zones, including baffle, ramp-up, firing, soaking and cooling zone(s). The transport of solar cell wafers, e.g., silicon, selenium, germanium or gallium-based solar cell wafers, through the furnace is implemented by use of an ultra low-mass, wafer transport system comprising laterally spaced shielded metal bands or chains carrying non-rotating alumina tubes suspended on wires between them. The wafers rest on raised circumferential standoffs spaced laterally along the alumina tubes, which reduces contamination. The bands or chains are driven synchronously at ultra-low tension by a pin drive roller or sprocket at either the inlet or outlet end of the furnace, with appropriate tensioning systems disposed in the return path. The high intensity IR flux rapidly photo-radiation conditions the wafers so that diffusion occurs >3× faster than conventional high-mass thermal furnaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Applicant: TP SOLAR, INC.
    Inventors: Richard W. Parks, Luis Alejandro Rey Garcia, Peter G. Ragay
  • Patent number: 8071158
    Abstract: A method of discharging droplets includes discharging a liquid material from a droplet discharge head and causing the droplet discharge head and a substrate as a landing target for the liquid material to move relative to each other to thereby deposit the liquid material on the substrate, feeding and removing the substrate to and from a droplet discharge apparatus provided with the droplet discharge head, performing a weight measurement discharge from the droplet discharge head substantially concurrent to the feeding and removing of the substrate to and from the droplet discharge apparatus, and measuring the weight of the liquid material discharged in the weight measurement discharge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Kenji Kojima