Rubbing Transfer Of Solid Coating Material Onto Work Patents (Class 118/76)
  • Patent number: 9629345
    Abstract: A biochemical ball includes a first half, a second half, and a plurality of sponge filters. The first half has a plurality of first ribs, a first rim, and a first partition. The first partition divides the first half into a plurality of equal first accommodating spaces. The first rim of the first half is provided with a first fastener and a connecting joint. The second half has a plurality of second ribs, a second rim, and a second partition. The second partition divides the second half into a plurality of equal second accommodating spaces. The second rim of the second half is provided with a second fastener configured to correspondingly engage with the first fastener. The sponge filters are so received in the first and second accommodating spaces that the sponge filters are separated without contacting each other, thereby enhancing filtering efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventor: James C. Lin
  • Patent number: 9452907
    Abstract: A manual device for applying a coating on a medium by means of a tape, the device comprising an applicator endpiece assembled to a casing and projecting from said casing, the endpiece presenting a tongue extending along a longitudinal direction and a lateral direction, an applicator portion being formed at the distal end of the tongue, the applicator portion having an applicator edge, and a tape arranged longitudinally around the endpiece covering the tongue so as to go around the applicator portion, the width of the applicator portion being greater than the width of the tape. The width of the applicator edge is greater than or equal to the width of the tape and less than the width of the applicator portion, recesses being provided in the applicator portion in the vicinity of the lateral ends of the applicator edge, and width being measured along the lateral direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Societe BIC
    Inventors: Samuel Malinverni, Arnaud Bez, Franck Rolion
  • Patent number: 9027624
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a tape guiding mechanism (10) of a tape device (100). The tape device (100) comprises a strip of tape (20) having supply tape (22) and take up tape (24); a spool portion (130); a supply spool (40) disposed at the spool portion (130) for winding the supply tape (22); a take up spool (50) disposed at the spool portion (130) for winding the take up tape (24); an application tip (12); and a spool mechanism (70) for allowing the supply and the take up spools (40 & 50) to rotate such that the tape travels from the supply spool (40), around the applicator tip (120), and to the take up spool (50).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Widetech Manufacturing SDN. BHD.
    Inventors: Tong Shan Wong, De Yi Quah
  • Patent number: 8978577
    Abstract: A waxing device is used for applying a waxing treatment to a polishing wheel, and includes a supporting assembly, an adjusting assembly, a driving mechanism, a mounting assembly, a motor, a wax block and a resisting mechanism. The supporting assembly includes a sliding rail, and the adjusting assembly is slidably positioned on the sliding rail; the driving mechanism is mounted on the adjusting assembly; the mounting assembly includes a mounting member positioned on the driving mechanism; the motor is mounted on mounting member; the wax block is positioned on the motor and rotated by the motor; the resisting mechanism is positioned on the supporting assembly and resists the adjusting assembly for adjusting a pressure applied to the polishing wheel during the waxing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ming-Lu Yang, Ya-Dong Zhang, Tian-En Zhang, Gao-Feng Du
  • Publication number: 20140299051
    Abstract: The invention relates to a friction application device having an application element which is movable by means of a moving device on a surface of a workpiece and in a relative movement with respect to the surface of the workpiece, wherein at least one supporting tool which is in contact with the application element and prevents bead formation on the application element is arranged in the contact region between the application element and the surface of the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Paul Schindele
  • Patent number: 8839514
    Abstract: A method for machining, in particular mechanical machining, of at least one exhaust-gas-conducting surface region of an internal combustion engine or crankcase part, in particular at least one cylinder barrel of a crankcase or at least one cylinder barrel of a cylinder sleeve, includes using a surface-condition-changing machining tool. The surface region is produced from a corrodible material and is brought into contact, during the machining through the use of the surface-condition-changing machining tool, with at least one tribochemically activatable substance being activated during the machining in particular as a function of a defined contact pressure of the machining tool and/or as a function of a defined machining temperature, and forms a corrosion-resistant surface as a triboreaction layer with the respective surface region, by tribochemical reaction. A crankcase and a cylinder sleeve formed in this way are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: MAN Truck & Bus AG
    Inventor: Peter Scharf
  • Publication number: 20140242779
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor device manufacturing method includes: bonding a first wafer and a second wafer to each other, to form a stack; rubbing a film attached with a fill material in a thin-film shape into a gap located between a bevel of the first wafer and a bevel of the second wafer, to fill the gap with the fill material; and thinning the first wafer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Kenro NAKAMURA, Mitsuyoshi ENDO, Kazuyuki HIGASHI, Takashi SHIRONO
  • Publication number: 20140174344
    Abstract: The present invention relates to tools and methods for disposing, coating, repairing, or otherwise modifying the surface of a metal substrate using frictional heating and compressive/shear loading of a consumable metal against the substrate. Embodiments of the invention include friction-based fabrication tooling comprising a non-consumable member with a throat and a consumable member disposed in the throat, wherein consumable filler material is capable of being introduced to the throat in a continuous manner during deposition using frictional heating and compressive/shear loading of the filler material onto the substrate. Preferred embodiments according to the invention include such tools operably configured for applying a force or displacement to the filler material during deposition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: Jeffrey Patrick Schultz, Kevin D. Creehan
  • Publication number: 20140033970
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for coating of a medical implant that can be used to apply a calcium salt to the surface of a medical implant easily and without expensive coating equipment and little expenditure of time. Accordingly, a method is provided that includes (I) providing a medical implant that includes at least one surface to be coated; (ii) providing a body that includes at least one calcium salt with a Mohs hardness of no more than 5.5 on at least one of its surfaces; and (iii) rubbing said body having the calcium salt-containing surface onto the at least one medical implant surface to be coated in order to coat said surface of the medical implant with the at least one calcium salt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Heraeus Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian Vogt, Hubert Buchner
  • Patent number: 8631849
    Abstract: A transfer tool A in the present preferred embodiment is provided with a refill 3 including a reel section 31 for holding a transfer tape T therein, a transfer head 35 capable of transferring a transferring material attached to the transfer tape T onto a transfer target, and a support plate 34 having the reel section 31 fixed thereto and being integrated with a base end 351 of the transfer head 35, wherein a engaging section 5 capable of prohibiting a relative turn between the base end 351 and each of a first case member 1 and a second case member 2 is provided between the base end 351 and each of the first case member 1 and the second case member 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Kokuyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiji Kai, Takashi Mitsui, Hideto Shima
  • Patent number: 8579000
    Abstract: An automatic rotation type correction tape structure comprises an outer casing, an inner casing and a tape delivery module. The outer casing has an opening and a circular top abutting surface formed inside the outer casing and proximate to the opening. The inner casing is movably installed in the outer casing and has an engaging structure corresponding to the inner casing, such that the inner casing can be rotated axially with respect to the outer casing. The tape delivery module is installed in the inner casing and has a tape guiding spout at an end of the tape deliver module. When use, the tape guiding spout is pressed to drive the inner casing to rotate axially in the outer casing in order to adjust an operating angle and improve the convenience of the use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Mcaide Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ming-Hua Yen
  • Publication number: 20130251888
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method comprising causing motion of an enclosed container comprising substrate material and graphite material within the container; and coating surfaces of the substrate material with the graphite material responsive to the motion of the container, the coated surfaces comprising graphene or graphene layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: CHANGS ASCENDING ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chun-Chieh Chang, Tsun-Yu Chang
  • Patent number: 8517076
    Abstract: In a transfer tool A, a support mechanism X for supporting a transfer head 2 on a transfer tool main body 1 so that the transfer head 2 can swing about a rolling axis R includes the transfer head 2 as a first member having a receiving gap 221 (to be described later) provided to the transfer head 2 and orthogonal to the rolling axis R and a moving arm 13 as a second member provided to the transfer tool main body 1 and having an insertion wall 132 to be inserted into the receiving gap 221 to be swingable along and with respect to opposed inner side faces 221a and 221b of the receiving gap 221. A fulcrum member 222 corresponding to a clearance dimension between the inner side faces 221a and 221b and for positionally restricting the insertion wall 132 so that the insertion wall 132 can swing about the rolling axis R is provided in the receiving gap 221 in the transfer head 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Kokuyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kinya Matsushita, Hideto Shima
  • Patent number: 8505606
    Abstract: An adhesive tape dispenser has a body, an adhesive tap dispensing unit, a knob, a pushing element and a resilient element. The adhesive tape dispensing unit is mounted in the body. The knob is mounted rotatably on the body and has a guiding structure formed obliquely on the knob and having two ends each having a limiting capability to restrict a rotating range of the knob relative to the body between the ends of the guiding structure. The pushing element is mounted slidably in the body, is connected between the knob and the adhesive tape dispensing unit and has a guided structure connected slidably to slide along the guiding structure on the knob when the knob is rotated. The resilient element is mounted in the body to provide a recoil force to the adhesive tape dispensing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: SDI Corporation
    Inventor: Chien-Lung Wu
  • Patent number: 8397784
    Abstract: A clutch mechanism for a tape dispenser, for example, includes first and second coaxially disposed rotating disks, a pressure wheel, and a friction element. The first rotating disk defines at least one protrusion. The pressure wheel is disposed between the first and second rotating disks and is operably engaged by the at least one protrusion carried by the first rotating disk. The protrusion is movable between first and second rotational positions relative to the pressure wheel. The friction element is disposed between the pressure wheel and the second rotating disk such that the friction element generates a first frictional force between the pressure wheel and the second rotating disk when the protrusion is in the first rotational position and a second frictional force between the pressure wheel and the second rotating disk when the protrusion is in the second rotational position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Sanford, L.P.
    Inventor: Henry W. Stoll
  • Patent number: 8360128
    Abstract: A transfer tool of the present invention comprises a transfer head which has a folding back guide portion for folding and guiding a transfer tape and a pair of outer walls for supporting side ends of the folding back guide and in which a transfer tape passage is formed between the outer walls, a refill for holding at least the transfer head, a case capable of holding the refill such that the refill can be inserted into and pulled out from the case in one direction, and a head cap which is pivotally mounted on the case through a pivot shaft portion and rotatable between a close position where the transfer head is covered and an open position where the transfer head is exposed, wherein the head cap is located outside an inserting and pulling out locus of the transfer head when the head cap is disposed in the close position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Kokuyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuji Kinugasa, Hideto Shima, Keiji Kai
  • Publication number: 20130019800
    Abstract: A waxing device is used for applying a waxing treatment to a polishing wheel, and includes a supporting assembly, an adjusting assembly, a driving mechanism, a mounting assembly, a motor, a wax block and a resisting mechanism. The supporting assembly includes a sliding rail, and the adjusting assembly is slidably positioned on the sliding rail; the driving mechanism is mounted on the adjusting assembly; the mounting assembly includes a mounting member positioned on the driving mechanism; the motor is mounted on mounting member; the wax block is positioned on the motor and rotated by the motor; the resisting mechanism is positioned on the supporting assembly and resists the adjusting assembly for adjusting a pressure applied to the polishing wheel during the waxing process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: MING-LU YANG, YA-DONG ZHANG, TIAN-EN ZHANG, GAO-FENG DU
  • Publication number: 20120279441
    Abstract: The present invention relates to tools and methods for disposing, coating, repairing, or otherwise modifying the surface of a metal substrate using frictional heating and compressive/shear loading of a consumable metal against the substrate. Embodiments of the invention include friction-based fabrication tooling comprising a non-consumable member with a throat and a consumable member disposed in the throat, wherein consumable filler material is capable of being introduced to the throat in a continuous manner during deposition using frictional heating and compressive/shear loading of the filler material onto the substrate. Preferred embodiments according to the invention include such tools operably configured for applying a force or displacement to the filler material during deposition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventors: Kevin Creehan, Jeffrey Patrick Schultz
  • Publication number: 20120279442
    Abstract: The present invention relates to tools and methods for welding, coating, repairing, or otherwise modifying the surface of a metal substrate. More specifically, embodiments of the present invention provide self-reacting friction stir welding tools which have an internal channel that allows filler materials to be added to the weld joint or otherwise friction stir processed area. Embodiments also provide friction stir tooling having upper and lower shoulders disposed at a fixed distance from one another and connected by a fixed split-pin. The tooling can be configured for automatically dispensing varying amounts of filler material into the tooling in response to variations in thickness of a substrate being processed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventors: Kevin Creehan, Jeffrey Patrick Schultz
  • Patent number: 8291954
    Abstract: The application-film transfer tool includes a main body having a base member and a sliding securing member slidably attached to the base member, a refill attachable to and detachable from the main body and having a supply bobbin, a take-up bobbin, a transfer head, and a refill case, and a refill securing mechanism securing the refill to the main body, wherein the refill is secured to the main body by engaging the engagement protrusions of the refill and the engagement depressions of the base member, latching together the sliding securing member and the section near the front end of the refill, and engaging the section near the back end of the locking member and the hooks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Plus Corporation
    Inventor: Yasuo Narita
  • Patent number: 8196633
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a correction tape applicator or a transfer tape dispenser which is adapted to be used to correct markings, for example, such as characters, numerals, and the like recorded on a sheet of paper, or adhere sheets of paper to each other. According to the correction tape applicator of the present invention, a tape cartridge directly applied to the application work is completely protectively accommodated within a casing so that it can be used more stably for a long time period to improve durability to thereby achieve economic efficiency. Also, the tape cartridge can be easily disengaged from and engaged with the casing to enhance convenience of use, and an opening/closing space of a cover can be minimized to achieve miniaturization of the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Dong Kee Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kwang Ho You
  • Patent number: 8156989
    Abstract: A compact handheld adhesive applicator is provided with a housing assembly and a cartridge assembly removably connected to the housing assembly. The cartridge assembly includes a primary spool for mounting an adhesive segment roll and a secondary spool for automatically winding a spent portion of the adhesive segment roll. A gear arrangement allows for numerous adhesive segments to be applied consecutively in a glide-type application or for a single adhesive segment to be accurately applied using a manual advance feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: RS Industrial, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott M. Allen, David J. Trettin
  • Publication number: 20120009327
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for coating of a medical implant that can be used to apply a calcium salt to the surface of a medical implant easily and without expensive coating equipment and little expenditure of time. Accordingly, a method is provided that includes (i) providing a medical implant that includes at least one surface to be coated; (ii) providing a body that includes at least one calcium salt with a Mohs hardness of no more than 5.5 on at least one of its surfaces; and (iii) rubbing said body having the calcium salt-containing surface onto the at least one medical implant surface to be coated in order to coat said surface of the medical implant with the at least one calcium salt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicant: Heraeus Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian Vogt, Hubert Büchner
  • Patent number: 7971618
    Abstract: A hand-held device for transferring a film of material from a backing tape onto a substrate that includes a housing having a first housing member and a second housing member, as well as an application member around which the tape is guided and which is designed to be pressed against a substrate in order to transfer the film. The first and second housing member are mounted telescopically with each other such that in an extended position one of the housing members cover the application member and in a pushed-back position the application member is exposed for usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Societe BIC
    Inventors: Franck Rolion, Franck Vadenne
  • Publication number: 20100288193
    Abstract: A film transfer tool includes an application head which is adapted to be moved to a stowed position and a reel assembly having a wall and two stopping members extended therefrom. The reel assembly and a shell have an active member disposed therebetween. The active member has a looped passage that the two stopping members are adapted to move thereon and the two stopping members can make the reel assembly position in a retained position in which the head extends outside the shell, and release the reel assembly from the retained position in order that the head is stowed inside the shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Inventor: Chien-Lung Wu
  • Publication number: 20100285207
    Abstract: A low-temperature friction-based coating method termed friction stir fabrication (FSF) is disclosed, in which material is deposited onto a substrate and subsequently stirred into the substrate using friction stir processing to homogenize and refine the microstructure. This solid-state process is capable of depositing coatings, including nanocrystalline aluminum and/or metal matrix composites and the like, onto substrates such as aluminum at relatively low temperatures. A method of making rod stock for use in the FSF process is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventors: Kevin CREEHAN, Jeffrey Patrick SCHULTZ
  • Publication number: 20100272931
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of mechanical elements comprises providing (210) of a mechanical element having a rough curved surface preferably with a surface roughness of more than Sa=0.1 ?m. The method is characterized by tribochemically depositing (214) solid lubricant substance directly onto the rough curved surface in transverse directions. A mechanical element has a curved surface. The curved surface has a surface layer of a tribochemically deposited solid lubricant substance. The mechanical element is obtainable by the above method. A tool for manufacturing of such a mechanical element comprises a support portion, at least one tool working surface, means for providing a force pressing the tool towards the curved surface and driving means for moving said at least one tool working surface in two different directions along said curved surface. The working surface comprises an oxide, carbide and/or suicide of an element capable of forming a stable sulfide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Inventor: Nils STAVLID
  • Patent number: 7766066
    Abstract: A coating film transfer tool has a front end portion of a case main body with a head cap slidably disposed in front and rear directions between an advanced position in a state of covering a transfer head and a rear position in a state of exposing the transfer head. The head cap is urged in a direction of the advanced position by a spring, when started to be used. By pressing a front end portion of the head cap against a face, the head cap can be moved to the rear position. Inside the case main body is a tape reeling out means for reeling out a transfer tape to the transfer head. The tape reeling out means moves in cooperation with movement of the head cap to the rear position when started to be used, to be able to reel out the transfer tape to the transfer head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Tombow Pencil Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Taiji Hyodo
  • Patent number: 7681616
    Abstract: A transfer tape dispenser comprises a housing and a supply spool and a take up spool disposed within the housing. A carrier ribbon has a first end and a second end, with the first end connected to the supply spool, and the second end connected to the take-up spool. An applicator tip is partially disposed within the housing and includes a platform with a front edge, a rear edge, a first side edge, a second side edge, a top surface, a bottom surface. A first wall is adjacent to the first side edge and a second wall is adjacent to the second side edge. At least one protuberance extends from the applicator tip and is adapted to maintain outer edges of the transfer tape adjacent to the top surface of the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Sanford, L.P.
    Inventors: Bret R. Marschand, John Thompson, Frank Peterson
  • Patent number: 7654297
    Abstract: A correction tape dispenser has a front cover, a core assembly, an extending-and-retracting mechanism and a rear cover. The core assembly is mounted slidably in the front cover and has a convex portion extending out of the front cover. The extending-and-retracting mechanism selectively drives the core assembly to hold forward or backward. The rear cover is mounted on the front cover. A user pushes the core assembly with the extending-and-retracting mechanism forward to extend the head out of or retract the head into the front cover. Retracting the head prevents dust from accumulating on a correction tape on the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: SDI Corporation
    Inventor: Cheng-Loung Wu
  • Patent number: 7610665
    Abstract: Transfer devices are disclosed. At least one transfer device includes a housing, a supply roll rotatably mounted to the housing, a take-up roll rotatably mounted to the housing, and an application head. The supply roll has a wound supply of liner wound thereon, and the liner has an adhesive carrying surface with an adhesive provided thereon. The take-up roll has at least an end portion of the liner connected thereto such that rotation of the take-up roll in a take-up direction winds portions of the liner unwound from the supply roll onto the take-up roll. The application head includes a plurality of rollers that are rotatable about substantially parallel axes spaced apart from one another, and a closed-loop belt that is trained about the plurality of rollers to provide a transfer surface facing outwardly of the device. The rotation of the rollers enables the belt to travel around the rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Xyron, Inc.
    Inventors: Heath E Casaldi, Cory W Worth, Adam Becker
  • Patent number: 7571754
    Abstract: A coating film transfer tool capable of eliminating a sag when being used, while protecting the transfer tape when not being used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Plus Stationery Corporation
    Inventor: Jun Ushijima
  • Publication number: 20090185849
    Abstract: A coating-film transfer tool is configured to positively absorb rotation of a head part caused when pressed and an effect of lean of the head part, and such a configuration contributes to favorable and uniform transfer. A member 4 is disposed at one end of a support column 2 supporting a head part 1 at the other end. A distance between the axial center of the support column 2 and its periphery varies depending on a position in the rotation direction. Sandwiching plates 3 resiliently sandwich the facing sides of the member 4 with the narrowest gap, when the head part 1 is not pressing a transfer target. When the head part 1 rotates around the axis of the support column 2 in a state pressing the transfer target, the member 4 rotates to forcibly and significantly widen the gap between the sandwiching plates and generate a restoring force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Applicant: PLUS Stationery Corporation
    Inventor: Yasuo Narita
  • Patent number: 7409978
    Abstract: A dispenser with a cover whose overall size can be kept compact and which is provided with a cover to protect the applicator tip when not in use is to be provided. The dispenser with a cover is provided with a body, an applicator tip protruding through a tip aperture in the forward part of the body, and a cover for protecting the applicator tip when not in use. The cover is fitted to be rotatable around an axis orthogonal to the longitudinal direction of the body, and can turn between a position in which it overlaps at least part of the body from outside and surrounds the applicator tip and another position in which it extends backward from the body in a direction away from the aperture at the tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignee: Kotobuki & Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kojiro Yamashita
  • Patent number: 7357167
    Abstract: A transfer device A that is used for transferring a transferring paste T on an object on which the transferring paste T is to be transferred comprises a pair of first outside panel 21 and the second outside panel 11 that hold the transferring paste T, a pair of spools SP1, SP2 that are supported rotatably by a pair of the first and second outside panels 21, 11 and that hold the transferring paste T, and a pair of gears G1, G2 that drive a pair of the spools SP1, SP2 to rotate and that gear each other, and rotational supporting axes 211, 212 that project toward the second outside panel 11 and that axially support the gears G1, G2 are arranged on the first outside panel 21, wherein a restraining means R that restrains the gear G1 from being pulled out along an axial direction of the rotational supporting axis 211 in a state that the gears G1, G2 are axially mounted on the rotational supporting axes 211, 212 is arranged between the first outside panel 21 and the gear G1 and at a portion different from a portion
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Assignee: Kokuyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Mitsui, Hideto Shima
  • Patent number: 7334622
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hand-held device for transferring a film of, for example, adhesive, covering, or colored material from a backing tape onto a substrate. The device has a housing in which a supply of the backing tape is arranged, and an application member projecting from the housing and having a first and a second application edge. The backing tape is wound around the free end and the application edges of the application member and extends into the housing with tape sections at the lower longitudinal side facing the substrate during the mode of operation and at the upper longitudinal side opposite the lower longitudinal side. For improvement of the view to the film application during the mode of operation, the second application edge projects from the lower longitudinal side of the application member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Assignee: Societe BIC
    Inventor: Volker Stade
  • Publication number: 20080041303
    Abstract: According to the invention, a system for masking a portion of an envelope near the envelope's perimeter is disclosed. The system may include a supply mechanism configured to support an envelope, and provide the envelope to a first position. The system may also include a transport mechanism configured to move the envelope from the first position to a second position. The system may further include a masking apparatus configured to adhere a masking element to a portion of the envelope near the envelope's perimeter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2007
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Applicant: First Data Corporation
    Inventors: Fred Casto, Jon Gates, Ray Stuck, Corey Tunink
  • Patent number: 7325583
    Abstract: In a coating film transfer tool, a tape supply core rotation limiter predetermines the amount of coating film laid down on a receiving surface, to enable erasure of small areas. The permitted rotation of the supply core can be selected from a group of different choices by the use of an adjusting member, releasably engageable with the teeth of a toothed wheel rotatable with the supply core, and movable with the wheel when engaged therewith until engaged with a stop. A spring pawl, engageable with the teeth of the wheel, prevents reverse rotation of the supply core. The adjusting member can be disabled by holding it out of engagement with the toothed wheel, so that the instrument can be used as a conventional coating film transfer tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Fujicopian Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuya Watanabe
  • Patent number: 7302984
    Abstract: A lock mechanism of a sliding member being slidably movable along a body between an engaged position and a pullout position. The sliding member comprises a face, the face contacting along an outer face of the body in a direction of sliding. The lock mechanism comprises an engaging portion located between the body and the sliding member that prohibits the sliding member from sliding by holding the sliding member at the engaged position by a concavo-convex engagement, and an engagement release mechanism that releases the engaging portion, when an operating force is applied to an operating portion located on the sliding member, to allow the sliding member to slide from the engaged position to the pullout position along a sliding direction and in a direction different from the sliding direction simultaneously. The operating force including components parallel to and orthogonal to the contacting face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Assignee: Kokuyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Mitsui, Hideto Shima
  • Patent number: 7275578
    Abstract: A transfer device for transferring a transferring material to an object comprises a refillable cartridge that holds at least the transferring material, a case that accommodates the refillable cartridge detachably, a sliding member that is mounted on the case and that can make a sliding movement relative to the case, and a separating mechanism that separates the refillable cartridge from the case. The separating mechanism moves the refillable cartridge linearly in a direction that is different from a sliding direction of the sliding member when the sliding member makes the sliding movement. The case comprises a guiding portion that extends in the direction different from the sliding direction of the sliding member and the refillable cartridge comprises a guided portion that is guided by the guiding portion when the sliding member makes the sliding movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2007
    Assignee: Kokuyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Mitsui, Hideto Shima
  • Patent number: 7228882
    Abstract: A transfer tape dispenser includes a case, a supply spool, a return spool, and a substantially rigid applicator tip having an application edge. The applicator tip is disposed in a path of a transfer tape that originates from the supply spool and terminates at the return spool. When pressing the application edge on a surface, an application layer of the transfer tape adheres to the surface. The transfer tape dispenser includes a cushion that cushions the pressing of the application edge on the surface. The transfer tape dispenser further includes a slip clutch mechanism for providing slipping of the supply spool relative to the rotation of the return spool, when necessary, to maintain a desired tension in the correction transfer tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: Sanford, L.P.
    Inventors: Bret R. Marschand, Andrew Bielecki
  • Patent number: 7204287
    Abstract: Transfer devices are disclosed. At least one transfer device includes a housing, a supply roll rotatably mounted to the housing, a take-up roll rotatably mounted to the housing, and an application head. The supply roll has a wound supply of liner wound thereon, and the liner has an adhesive carrying surface with an adhesive provided thereon. The take-up roll has at least an end portion of the liner connected thereto such that rotation of the take-up roll in a take-up direction winds portions of the liner unwound from the supply roll onto the take-up roll. The application head includes a plurality of rollers that are rotatable about substantially parallel axes spaced apart from one another, and a closed-loop belt that is trained about the plurality of rollers to provide a transfer surface facing outwardly of the device. The rotation of the rollers enables the belt to travel around the rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Assignee: Xyron, Inc.
    Inventors: Heath E Casaldi, Cory W Worth, Adam Becker
  • Patent number: 7178573
    Abstract: A mark transfer tool utilizing a coat film transfer technology, concerning various marks composed of characters, codes, patterns or their combination. A mark transfer tape has multiple pressure-sensitive adhesive transfer marks adhered and held at specified intervals peelably on the surface of a base tape, and the transfer marks are prepared as adhesive seals of which adhesive force of the back-side pressure sensitive adhesive layer adhered to the transfer area is set larger than the adhesive holding force on the base tape. Like adhesive seals, the transfer marks once transferred on the transfer area can be once peeled off and adhered again, or peeled and removed when no longer needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Assignees: Seed Co., Ltd., Dynic Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeru Tamai, Masatoshi Shintani, Mikio Toyoda, Nobuyuki Motoyama, Yoshiyuki Hori, Goro Inoue
  • Patent number: 7163040
    Abstract: A transfer tape dispenser comprises a housing and a supply spool and a take up spool disposed within the housing. A carrier ribbon has a first end and a second end, with the first end connected to the supply spool, and the second end connected to the take-up spool. An applicator tip is partially disposed within the housing and includes a platform with a front edge, a rear edge, a first side edge, a second side edge, a top surface, a bottom surface. A first wall is adjacent to the first side edge and a second wall is adjacent to the second side edge. At least one protuberance extends from the applicator tip and is adapted to maintain outer edges of the transfer tape adjacent to the top surface of the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Assignee: Sanford L.P.
    Inventors: Bret R. Marschand, John Thompson, Frank Peterson
  • Patent number: 7117915
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hand-held device for transferring a film of, for example, adhesive, covering, or colored material onto a substrate. The device has a housing accommodating a film supply and an application member longitudinally projecting from the housing. Film extends from the supply at the lower longitudinal side of the application member facing the substrate during the mode of operation to an application edge of the application member running transversely at the front end. The application member is composed of two application member portions movable relative to each other. In order to enhance the movability of the hand-held device, the relative movement is limited by motion stops provided as an integral part at the application member portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Assignee: Societe BIC S.A.
    Inventor: Franck Rolion
  • Patent number: 7063120
    Abstract: A hand-held dispenser for applying a tape on a substrate surface, a casing for a supply reel for the tape, a take-up reel, and an application member for applying the tape. The tape is fed from the supply reel to the application member and then back to the take-up reel. The take-up reel and the supply reel are provided separately from each other. The supply reel and the take-up reel are elongated reels. At least the take-up reel includes at least two spaced apart reel members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Assignees: BIC Deutschland GmbH, Societe BIC
    Inventors: Winfried Huthmacher, Georg Semmler
  • Patent number: 7059374
    Abstract: A transfer device comprises a transfer head K that makes transfer paste T contact with a target object such as a paper or a leaf to which the transfer paste T is to be transferred, a pair of side panels 11, 12 that tightly hold the transfer head K and the transfer paste T, and a head cap C that is rotatable between a transfer head covering position (P) where a distal end portion Ka of the transfer head K can be covered and a transfer head expose position (q) where the distal end portion Ka of the transfer head K can be exposed, wherein a rotary support shaft C11 arranged on the head cap C is axially mounted on through holes 110a, 120a formed on the side panels 11, 12 and the head cap C is tightly held by the side panels 11, 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: Kokuyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Mitsui, Hideto Shima
  • Patent number: 7045036
    Abstract: A method and assembly is disclosed for manufacturing a sized web of paper or paperboard, the method comprising the steps of first forming the web at a headbox (1) from a stock comprising at least water and fiber, then pressing the web for water drainage, and finally drying the web by heating. Size furnish is added to the web so that at least a portion of the overall amount of size is added to the web prior to initiating the drying of the web by heating, and at least a portion of the overall amount of size is applied to the web after initiating the drying of the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Metso Paper, Inc.
    Inventors: Juha Lipponen, Johan Grön, Sami Anttilainen, Juha S. Kinnunen
  • Patent number: 7044187
    Abstract: A device for transferring film coating to a substrate with a carrier tape, the device having an applicator foot with at least one recess on the side facing the substrate during application of the coating to substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Pritt Produktionsgesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Ingo Bebensee, Wulf Hermannsen, Oliver Bartling
  • Patent number: RE40631
    Abstract: In a correction tape dispenser, wherein a backing ribbon carrying a layer of correcting composition is fed from a supply spool (2) around the edge (6) of an applicator tip (10) used to press the tape against a paper surface (P) to transfer the layer of correcting composition onto the paper, and back to a take-up spool (3), a tape guide system (11,12; 22,23) is provided near the tip to redirect the tape, the tip edge (6) being at an angle to the feed direction so that the body of the tape dispenser may be held in a forwardly and downwardly inclined orientation similar to that in which a writing instrument is normally held.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: Berol Corporation
    Inventor: Christopher John Stevens