Of Preshaped Laminae Between Closed Similarly Shaped Press Platens Or Clamps Patents (Class 156/228)
  • Patent number: 11207843
    Abstract: A welder for joining two polymeric sheets together using a wedged heating element allows for a heating profile on opposite faces of the heating element to be varied by controlling where each of the polymeric sheets contacts the corresponding face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventor: Weigang Qi
  • Patent number: 11141967
    Abstract: A bonding device and a bonding method for attaching a curved cover plate with an irregular shape to a flexible screen are disclosed. The bonding device includes a first bonding body, a second bonding body, and a pressing body for pressing a center portion of the flat area of the curved cover plate with the irregular shape, and a driving mechanism for driving the first bonding body and the second bonding body to move. The first bonding body includes a first pressing wall on a periphery thereof, the first pressing wall includes a first pressing flat wall and a first pressing curved wall. The second bonding body includes a second pressing wall on a periphery thereof. The second pressing wall includes a second pressing flat wall and a second pressing curved wall. The pressing body has a third pressing flat wall formed on a periphery thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: YUNGU (GU'AN) TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yi Zheng, Xiuyu Zhang, Guizhou Qiao
  • Patent number: 11133213
    Abstract: A deflectable platen including an annular sidewall, a first layer coupled to the annular sidewall, the first layer having a first temperature control element associated therewith, a second layer coupled to the annular sidewall and disposed in a parallel, spaced-apart relationship with the first layer to define a gap therebetween, the second layer having a second temperature control element associated therewith, and a controller coupled to the first and second temperature control elements and configured to operate the first and second temperature control elements to vary temperatures of the first and second layers relative to one another to deflect the platen to more closely match a contour of a wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: APPLIED Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Dawei Sun, Ming Yin
  • Patent number: 11112326
    Abstract: The invention relates to an arrangement composed of a measuring device and a container, wherein the measuring device (1) is suited for insertion into the container, which contains the medium to be measured, and wherein the container for receiving the measuring device (1) has a connector piece (20) having a passage opening extending in an axial direction and a seal land (22) projecting into the passage opening, wherein the measuring device (1) comprises a rotationally symmetric housing part (10), which is flush with the connector piece (20) and has an external cone portion (11), which forms with an internal cone portion (21) provided on the connector piece (20) a beveled sealing surface pair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: IFM ELECTRONIC GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Kreis, Guido Knoll
  • Patent number: 11088378
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for manufacturing a membrane electrode assembly are provided, which can efficiently peel an electrode layer from a base material. A manufacturing apparatus for manufacturing a membrane electrode assembly of a fuel cell including a pair of electrode layers and an electrolyte membrane, the apparatus including: a transport device which transports the base material on which one cathode electrode layer of the pair of electrode layers is formed and which is connected to a transport sheet via an adhesive layer together with the transport sheet; a transfer device which transfers the one cathode electrode layer to the electrolyte membrane; a peeling device which peels the cathode electrode layer from the base material; and a cooling device having a spraying device which is directed to a start point portion for the peeling and sprays a cooling gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kunihiko Yanagisawa, Takahiro Hirano, Masaaki Kishimoto, Yoshinori Tokunaga, Hiroyuki Nakatsuka, Yo Shimomura
  • Patent number: 10947852
    Abstract: A tribrid wind turbine blade is described, wherein the blade is formed from three separate parts made using three different manufacturing approaches. A root section of the blade is formed by a load-bearing central spar having an aerodynamic shell or fairing fitted to the spar. A mainboard portion is formed from a load-bearing shell structure. A tip portion is formed as an integrally-formed element from a one-shot closed moulding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: LM WP PATENT HOLDING A/S
    Inventor: Roel Schuring
  • Patent number: 10943811
    Abstract: A tape affixing apparatus includes: a holding unit including a frame holding unit and a wafer holding portion; a feeding unit configured to feed a tape unit; a winding unit configured to wind a sheet from which a dicing tape is peeled off; a plate configured to be brought into contact with the sheet and peel the tape off from the sheet by bending the tape unit with the sheet on the inside; an affixing roller configured to affix the peeled-off tape to a frame and a wafer; and a nozzle configured to blow air so as to make the peeled-off tape conform to the affixing roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: DISCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Wada, Hiroshi Yoshimura, Toshiyasu Rikiishi
  • Patent number: 10828843
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a method for manufacturing a rotor blade component, such as shear web, of a rotor blade of a wind turbine. The method includes forming, via 3-D printing, an internal lattice structure of the rotor blade component. More specifically, the internal lattice structure includes a plurality of open cells. In addition, the method includes covering at least a portion of the internal lattice structure with an outer skin layer to form the rotor blade component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Bensely Albert, Amir Riahi
  • Patent number: 10640197
    Abstract: A composite airfoil is disclosed. In various embodiments, a composite airfoil as disclosed herein includes an outer skin comprising one or more layers of carbon fiber composite material, the outer skin defining an aerodynamic surface having a leading edge; and a reinforcement material comprising a roll of fiberglass reinforced fabric positioned behind the outer skin along at least a portion of the leading edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: WISK AERO LLC
    Inventors: Cody Patrick Leuck, Bernard F. Ahyow
  • Patent number: 10569453
    Abstract: An assembly of thermoplastic parts for forming a final composite part is presented where the assembly includes at least two prefabricated shells fabricated of thermoplastic. Each prefabricated shell has substantially the same shape as the final composite part and where the shapes of the prefabricated shells have dimensions that allow the prefabricated shells to be assembled into a nest for placement into a mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Aaron William Bartel, Wallace Chan, Paul B. Diep, Bernhard Dopker, David Gideon
  • Patent number: 10555438
    Abstract: A heat dissipation structure comprises a channel structure and a cooling material received and sealed in the channel structure. The cooling material is a low-boiling-point electrical insulating fluid. The channel structure is made of an electrical insulating material. The channel structure comprises an evaporation portion, a condenser portion, and at least one channel connecting the evaporation portion and the condenser portion. An electronic device using the heat dissipation structure is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Yu-Wei Chang
  • Patent number: 10315407
    Abstract: A novel environmental wood laminate flooring and a method for forming the same are provided. The flooring includes a base board layer and a stacked structure adhered to a top surface of the base board layer, wherein the stacked structure comprises a wear-resistant layer, a wood veneer layer and a layer of glue-soaked paper which are stacked successively from top to bottom, and wherein the layer of glue-soaked paper is dip-dyed with different shades of colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Zhejiang Lingge Wood Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Binbin Liu
  • Patent number: 10286259
    Abstract: A play ball has a rubber shell filled with resilient foam having an entire outer peripheral surface thereof intimately attached by heat fusion and adhesive to an entire interior surface of the shell. Such attachment enables the foam to provide additional resiliency by foam tension, as well as by foam compression, thereby significantly extending the effective bounce life of the ball. A seamed dog chew toy has essentially similar construction such that the increased retention force provided by the intimate attachment of the foam to the shell resists the chewing force of the dog popping a seam improving durability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventor: Mark Hartelius
  • Patent number: 10174278
    Abstract: A valved microfluidics device, microfluidics cell-culture device and system incorporating the devices are disclosed. The valved microfluidics device includes a substrate, a microchannel through which liquid can be moved from one station to another within the device, and a pneumatic microvalve adapted to be switched between open and closed states to control the flow of fluid through a microchannel. The microvalve is formed of three flexible membranes, one of which is responsive to pneumatic pressure applied to the valve and the other two of which deform to produce a more sealable channel cross-section. The cell culture device provides valving to allow controlled loading of cells into the individual well of the device, and exchange of cell-culture components in the wells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: EMD Millipore Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Ju-Sung Hung, Philip Janmin Lee
  • Patent number: 10124517
    Abstract: A method for producing a molded product 70 involves the use of an insert material 80. The method for producing the molded product 70 includes a transfer step for transferring the insert material 80 into a mold 40 using a transfer device 87; a placement step for placing the insert material 80 in the mold 40 by deforming the insert material 80 in the mold 40; and a molding step for injecting a molding material into the mold 40, thereby producing the molded product 70 having the insert material 80.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: TOSHIBA KIKAI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Asanuma
  • Patent number: 10093457
    Abstract: A flexible package having a closure device and a lap or fin seal is provided that reduces or eliminates an air gap present at the fin or lap seal portion of conventional packages. The package can include a film with a closure applied to the film. A bridge material is provided to the film to fill the air gap when the closure is in a sealed condition. The flexible package alternatively can include a film having a closure device applied to the film transverse to the first and second side edges of the film, with the first side edge portion extending into the fin seal such that at least a portion of the first side edge portion to eliminate an air gap between the fin seal and at least one of the first and second side edge portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventor: Mark Steele
  • Patent number: 10059088
    Abstract: A process for laminating a material layer to a support including: providing the support, applying the material layer to the support, a heat-activatable adhesive being applied to s side of the material layer facing the dimensionally stable support and/or to the side of the dimensionally stable support facing the material layer, pressing the flexible material layer and the dimensionally stable support together by means of a lower dimensionally stable mold half and an upper dimensionally stable mold half, irradiating the mold halves, the support and the material layer with electromagnetic radiation, in particular with microwave radiation, high-frequency radiation or induction radiation, whereby the adhesive is activated directly or indirectly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Lisa Draexlmaier GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Fischer, Stephanie Reisinger, Robert Magunia
  • Patent number: 10011702
    Abstract: A wear protection layer comprising ellipsoidal solid particles, wherein the ellipsoidal solid particles have the shape of a spheroid or a triaxial ellipsoid. A method for manufacturing a wall, ceiling or floor panel, comprising the steps of providing a plate-shaped carrier, applying a decorative layer onto the carrier, and applying a wear protection layer onto the decorative layer, wherein for applying the wear protection layer a heat and/or radiation curable monomer and/or oligomer composition comprising ellipsoidal solid particles is applied which is at least partially cured by heat and/or irradiation of electromagnetic radiation of a suitable wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Surface Technologies GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Hans-Jurgen Hannig
  • Patent number: 9947638
    Abstract: A method and corresponding device for permanent bonding of a first layer of a first substrate to a second layer of a second substrate on a bond interface, characterized in that a dislocation density of a dislocation of the first and/or second layer is increased at least in the region of the bond interface before and/or during the bonding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: EV Group E. Thallner GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Wimplinger, Bernhard Rebhan
  • Patent number: 9932672
    Abstract: A vapor deposition apparatus includes a stage on which a substrate is mounted; a heater unit that is disposed at a side of the stage and includes a first heater and a second heater, wherein the first heater and the second heater are movable so that the first heater and the second heater are spaced apart from each other or are disposed adjacent to each other; and a nozzle unit that is disposed at a side opposite to the side at which the heater unit is disposed about the stage and includes one or more nozzles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Choel-Min Jang, Myung-Soo Huh, Jeong-Ho Yi, Cheol-Rae Jo, Sang-Joon Seo, Seung-Hun Kim, Jin-Kwang Kim
  • Patent number: 9908314
    Abstract: A lamination apparatus for laminating a flexible member and an adhesive layer of a flexible display device includes a compressor including a first surface with a first curvature radius, a push rod connected to the compressor, the push rod having a circumferential surface with a smaller second curvature radius than the first curvature radius of the compressor; and an actuator connected to the push rod, actuator moving the push rod to apply a force for lamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong Woo Seo, Hye Yeon No
  • Patent number: 9844702
    Abstract: A multi-layer golf ball includes a core, an intermediate layer surrounding the core, and a cover layer surrounding the intermediate layer. The core defines an outer surface that includes a plurality of polygonal land portions substantially aligned on a common sphere, which has a diameter of between 22 mm and 32 mm. The intermediate layer has a radially inward-facing surface that is flush with the outer surface of the core, and has a radial thickness of between 4 mm and 9 mm. The outer surface of the core defines a first set of annular grooves disposed about a first axis, and a second set of annular grooves disposed about a second axis. Each of the first and second set of annular grooves extend radially inward from the common sphere, and the first axis and the second axis are orthogonal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: FENG TAY ENTERPRISES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Hideyuki Ishii, Nicholas A. Leech, Nicholas Yontz, Jun Ichinose, Chien-Hsin Chou, Chen-Tai Liu, Shih-Kai Lin
  • Patent number: 9789654
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a silicone hydrogel contact lens is described that comprises curing a polymerizable composition comprising at least one siloxane monomer and at least one hydrophilic vinyl-containing monomer in a contact lens mold comprising a molding surface having a coating comprising a hydrophilic polymer. The hydrophilic coating is not solubilized by the polymerizable composition during the curing step. The resulting polymeric lens body is removed from the mold, washed to remove any of the hydrophilic polymer that may have transferred from the mold surface to the lens during the curing or lens removal process, and packaged to provide a silicone hydrogel contact lens having a contact angle that is lower than what it would otherwise be had the lens been cured in the same contact lens mold lacking the hydrophilic coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: CooperVision International Holding Company, LP
    Inventors: Ian Bruce, Charlie Chen, Robin Frith, Rachel Marullo, David Morsley, AKM Shahab Siddiqui, Victoria Tran
  • Patent number: 9777934
    Abstract: A panel filter includes a first media layer constructed from a first material that is permeable to air and impermeable to particulates of a targeted size or type, a support grid, and a second media layer constructed from a second material that is permeable to air. The second media layer is adhesively coupled to the first media layer without a mechanical seal. When the first media layer and second media layer are coupled, the support grid is retained between the first media layer and the second media layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: FIBER BOND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dan Dobbins, Frank Gasaway, Terry Garris
  • Patent number: 9731464
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a midsole includes placing first and second preforms into a midsole recess of a mold, with first and second portions of the mold defining a first overflow chamber connected to the first recess; closing the mold by positioning the first and second portions in contact with one another; heating the mold for a predetermined period of time at a predetermined temperature such that the first and second preforms melt and bond together to form a midsole, with a portion of each of the first and second preforms flowing into the first overflow chamber to form a first overflow portion; removing the midsole from the mold; allowing the midsole to expand; and cutting away the first overflow portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Tee L. Wan, Thienchai Chaisumrej, Chia-Yi Wu, Gjermund Haugbro
  • Patent number: 9688889
    Abstract: [Problem] An object of the present invention is to provide a sealant composition for a nonaqueous electrolyte cell in which the application position and uniformity of applied film thickness of the sealant can be visually confirmed even when being applied as a thin film, and having excellent durability in relation to various electrolytic solutions used in the cell. [Solution] A sealant composition for a nonaqueous electrolyte cell, containing (A) an elastomer and (B) a cobalt blue colorant, in which the component (B) has a content of 0.1-20 mass parts with respect to 100 mass parts of the component (A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: THREE BOND FINE CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Furuya, Kanako Morii
  • Patent number: 9682538
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a device for mounting a plate fixing member in a laminating machine, including a mounting slot for mounting the plate fixing member. The plate fixing member is arranged in the mounting slot and can move vertically in the mounting slot. An elastic reset member is arranged between the plate fixing member and the mounting slot. With the movable plate fixing member being arranged in the mounting slot and the movement of the plate fixing member in the mounting slot being controlled by the elastic reset member, the plate fixing member can move into the mounting slot without an overpressure phenomenon of the glass plates at the plate fixing member when the top plate moves downwards and press-fits the upper glass plate and the lower glass plate. Therefore, the yield of products can be improved, and the production cost can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology, Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wei Yu
  • Patent number: 9651433
    Abstract: A force detector includes a first substrate, a second substrate, a circuit board provided between the first substrate and the second substrate, and an element mounted on the circuit board and outputting a signal in response to an external force, wherein a hole is formed in the circuit board at a location where the element is placed, and a first convex part inserted into the hole and protruding toward the element is provided on the first substrate. Further, the element is placed within a periphery of the first convex part as seen from a direction perpendicular to the first substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Matsuzawa, Hiroki Kawai, Toshiyuki Kamiya
  • Patent number: 9644695
    Abstract: Anti-squeal shim (100) comprising a fiber reinforced vibration insulating layer (110) and a vibration absorbing layer (120), the fiber reinforced vibration insulating layer comprises reinforcement fibers, a filler material and a binder material. There is also provided a method of producing anti-squeal shims, and a method of preventing squeal noise from a disc brake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Kalmar AB
    Inventors: Mats Parild, Pierre Josefsson
  • Patent number: 9631380
    Abstract: Disposable protective sheeting covers decks and floors during construction and the like. The protective sheeting includes a first layer of a barrier material impervious to liquid and pervious to vapor and a second layer of an overlay material providing a slip-resistant upper surface that is bonded to the first layer. Alternatively, the sheeting can be a single layer of barrier material treated to be slip resistant. The sheeting can be provided in rolls and temporarily secured to the decks and floors at the construction site or pre-installed onto decking materials off-site. When construction is complete, the disposable protective sheeting is removed to expose a contamination and damage free surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventor: Gary F. Kadlec
  • Patent number: 9586096
    Abstract: A multi-layer golf ball includes a core having an outer surface, and intermediate layer surrounding the core, and a cover surrounding the intermediate layer. The intermediate layer defines a radially inward facing surface that is flush with the outer surface of the core, and the cover defines the outermost surface of ball. The outer surface of the core includes a plurality of polygonal land portions aligned on a common sphere. The outer surface of the core further defines a first plurality of annular grooves disposed about a first axis, a second plurality of annular grooves disposed about a second axis, and a third plurality of annular grooves disposed about a third axis. The first axis, the second axis, and the third axis are mutually orthogonal, and each groove respectively extends from the common sphere and is concave relative to the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Ishii, Aaron Bender, Nicholas A. Leech, Jun Ichinose, Chien-Hsin Chou, Chen-Tai Liu, Shih-Kai Lin
  • Patent number: 9492716
    Abstract: A multi-layer golf ball includes a core, an intermediate layer surrounding the core, and a cover layer surrounding the intermediate layer. The core defines an outer surface that includes a plurality of polygonal land portions substantially aligned on a common sphere, which has a diameter of between 22 mm and 32 mm. The intermediate layer has a radially inward-facing surface that is flush with the outer surface of the core, and has a radial thickness of between 4 mm and 9 mm. The outer surface of the core defines a first set of annular grooves disposed about a first axis, and a second set of annular grooves disposed about a second axis. Each of the first and second set of annular grooves extend radially inward from the common sphere, and the first axis and the second axis are orthogonal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Ishii, Nicholas A. Leech, Nicholas Yontz, Jun Ichinose, Chien-Hsin Chou, Chen-Tai Liu, Shih-Kai Lin
  • Patent number: 9410656
    Abstract: A method includes providing a die having a cylindrical body terminating in a rounded end, wrapping a fibrous material around the die while the fibrous material is tensioned, wherein the fibrous material is placed to extend in a continuous manner across the width of the rounded end of the body and to opposite sides of the cylindrical body, applying a curable resin on the die, curing the resin, and removing a reinforced cured resin plug from the die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: PACCAR Inc
    Inventors: Adrian Murias, Richard Tran
  • Patent number: 9387622
    Abstract: A hot pressing apparatus includes a positioning template having a forming region for placing a workpiece, a hot pressing template, a plurality of positioning blocks, and a lifting mechanism. A plurality of holes is formed in the forming region along a periphery of the forming region. The positioning blocks are movably disposed outside the forming region along the periphery of the forming region for positioning the workpiece in the forming region. The hot pressing template is movable between a hot pressing position and a releasing position for hot pressing the workpiece located in the forming region cooperatively with the positioning template when moving to the hot pressing position. The lifting mechanism includes a plurality of pillars movably disposed in the holes respectively and a driving device for driving each pillar to extend out from the corresponding hole so as to lift the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Dong-Dong Fu
  • Patent number: 9199301
    Abstract: An apparatus (60) is provided for forming a trailing edge (52) of a wind turbine blade having first and second shells (40, 42). The first and second shells define a gap therebetween, and the apparatus has a first mold component (62) that is adapted to form the first or second shell, and an engaging element (77). The engaging element is configured to securely support a trailing edge component to be coupled to the first and second shells. The engaging element is coupled to the first mold component. The apparatus may additionally include a second mold component (64) that is adapted to form the other of the first or second shells and which is coupled to the first mold component. In this embodiment, the first and second mold components have a closed position in which the first and second shells are closed over one another so as to define a generally closed profile of the wind turbine blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Vestas Wind Systems A/S
    Inventors: Damien Rajasingam, Richard Evans, Olav Davis, Stephen Sandercock
  • Patent number: 9060418
    Abstract: Systems and methods for improved window mounting on electronic devices are provided. A window mounting assembly can include a heat activated adhesive, such as a heat activated film (“HAF”), which can be used to secure a window to an enclosure. In some embodiments, heated air can be blown in from a bottom side of the window, which can provide better offset control in the assembly. In some embodiments, an undercut can be made in the enclosure that can act as a trap for HAF overflow. An overhang that is created by the undercut can reduce the visibility of HAF overflow from a user. In addition, the heated air that is applied to the window can create a high pressure region in an area underneath the window. The high pressure region can direct the HAF overflow away from this area and towards the undercut in the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ashutosh Y. Shukla, Thomas R. Louchard, Vincent Yan
  • Patent number: 9039856
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for gluing a friction lining to a support by means of adhesive that develops its full adhesive effect under the effect of pressure and/or temperature. The invention is characterized in that the friction lining and the support are pressed together along with the adhesive before the adhesive develops its full adhesive effect in order to glue the friction lining to the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: SCHAEFFLER TECHNOLOGIES AG & CO. KG
    Inventors: Jens Ludes, Elmar Stein, Ralf Deiters, Ralph Kolling
  • Publication number: 20150114550
    Abstract: A device for welding the bottom flange of a stiffener on the side of a skin. The stiffener and the skin are made of a composite comprising a thermoplastic polymer matrix. The device comprises a punch, an anvil and a press to make a clamping between the punch and the anvil. The punch comprises a part forming a pressure table with a cross-section width less than or equal to the width of the stiffener bottom flange and a heating element with width less than the width of the pressure table. The anvil comprises a cooling component and has a cross-section width smaller than the width of the skin. A method for implementing the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Didier Kurtz, Julie Vaudour
  • Patent number: 9011621
    Abstract: A sports ball having a high-performance cover formed from a plurality of panels with attached foam backing. The panels may be stitched together at stitch lines which are 2-4 mm from the edges of each of the panels. During manufacturing, before compression is applied, foam attached to outer layers for each of the panels may be a distance 2-6 mm away from the stitch lines. Foam attached on the inside of the sports ball may provide support and a robust round shape for manufacturing of a high performance sports ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Ali Hasnain Hussain
  • Patent number: 9005385
    Abstract: A bonding apparatus according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure includes a first holding unit, a second holding unit, a first cooling mechanism, a second cooling mechanism, a third heating mechanism and a fourth heating mechanism. The first holding unit has a first heating mechanism and holds a first substrate. The second holding unit has a second heating mechanism and holds a second substrate. The pressing mechanism contacts and presses the first substrate and the second substrate. The first cooling mechanism cools the first substrate through the first holding unit. The second cooling mechanism cools the second substrate through the second holding unit. The third heating mechanism heats the first cooling mechanism. The fourth heating mechanism heats the second cooling mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Norio Wada, Goro Furutani, Satoshi Ookawa
  • Patent number: 9005384
    Abstract: A surface of a laminate base body including a projection is caused to penetrate at least a film-shaped laminating body and surely laminated by a simple configuration, and a laminate thereof is formed at a uniform thickness without an occurrence of voids. A laminating device is provided with a heating unit configured to heat at least an insulating resin film; an upper plate and a lower plate configured to be capable of opening and closing, and configured to form a chamber that becomes sealed upon closing; a receiving member having an elasticity and disposed on the upper plate; an elastic membrane body disposed on the lower plate; a vacuuming unit configured to vacuum inside of the chamber; and a compressing unit configured to bloat the elastic membrane body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Meiki Seisakusho
    Inventors: Tomoaki Hirose, Takayuki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8962213
    Abstract: Methods of making reinforced membrane electrode assemblies are described. Catalyst coated free standing microporous layers and reinforced membrane electrode assemblies are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Ruichun Jiang, Matthew Dioguardi, Michael T. Flanagan, Craig S. Gittleman
  • Publication number: 20150036261
    Abstract: A member 10 for a semiconductor manufacturing apparatus includes an AlN electrostatic chuck 20, a cooling plate 30, and a cooling plate-chuck bonding layer 40. The cooling plate 30 includes first to third substrates 31 to 33, a first metal bonding layer 34 between the first and second substrates 31 and 32, a second metal bonding layer 35 between the second and third substrates 32 and 33, and a refrigerant path 36. The first to third substrates 31 to 33 are formed of a dense composite material containing SiC, Ti3 SiC2, and TiC. The metal bonding layers 34 and 35 axe formed by thermal compression bonding of the substrates 31 to 33 with an Al—Si—Mg metal bonding material interposed between the first and second substrates 31 and 32 and between the second and third substrates 32 and 33.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Asumi JINDO, Katsuhiro INOUE, Yuji KATSUDA, Takashi KATAIGI, Shingo AMANO, Hiroya SUGIMOTO
  • Patent number: 8926775
    Abstract: A device for bonding of two wafers on one joining surface V of the wafers. The device includes a pressure transfer means with a pressure surface D for applying a bond pressure to the two wafers on the pressure surface D, wherein the pressure surface D is smaller than the joining surface V. The invention also relates to a method for bonding of two wafers on one joining surface V of the two wafers, by pressure transfer means with a pressure surface D for action on the wafers (2, 3), wherein a bond pressure is applied in succession to partial sections of the joining surface V.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventor: Erich Thallner
  • Publication number: 20140345792
    Abstract: A window bonding apparatus is provided. The window bonding apparatus includes a resilient display panel supporter supporting a flexible display panel thereon, a holding member supporting and squeezing inwardly opposed ends of the display panel supporter so as to attain a desired degree of curvature, a first jig disposed under the display panel supporter and having a rigid first face with which the bottom face of the display panel supporter comes into contact when pressed from above, and a second jig disposed above the display panel supporter and having a second face to which the window is releaseably attached, the second jig being movable toward the display panel, wherein the second jig is moved to the first jig to attach the window to the display panel in a manner which progressively increases contact area between the window and the display panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicants: Samsung Display Co., Ltd., YODOGAWA MEDEC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyung-Su LEE, Jong-Hwan KIM, Young-Sik KIM, Yang-Han SON, Shigeru KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20140345791
    Abstract: A laminating apparatus and method are disclosed. The laminating device includes a first jig, a second jig facing the first jig, an auxiliary film fixing unit and a driving unit. A partially curved cover window is seated on the first jig. An auxiliary film and a panel member are seated on the second jig so as to be flat. The driving unit linearly moves at least one of the first and second jigs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yang-Han SON, Kyung-Su LEE, Dai-Hyun HWANG
  • Publication number: 20140332147
    Abstract: A sticking apparatus including a pair of plate members sandwiching a laminate between the pair of plate members, and supporting members supporting the plate members. The supporting members supporting at least one of the plate members are located in a form of multiple dots or lines adjacent to each other at regular intervals on the plate member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiko Nakamura, Yoshihiro Inao, Shigeru Kato
  • Patent number: 8845839
    Abstract: A lamination, apparatus laminates sheet members including at least one of an electrode and a separator. The lamination apparatus includes a table on which the sheet members are laminated, a clamper that presses an assembled laminate of the sheet members laminated on the table; a clamper drive unit that horizontally-rotates and vertically-moves the clamper, a level adjuster that moves the table downward relative to the clamper according to a lamination progress of the sheet members. After a new sheet member is laminated on the assembled laminate pressed downward by the clamper, the clamper drive unit lifts up the clamper above the new sheet member while rotating the clamper and then moves the clamper downward to press the new sheet member from above. The level adjuster moves the table downward by a stroke corresponding to thickness of the number of laminated sheets of the sheet members included in the assembled laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yuhara, Manabu Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20140272325
    Abstract: A method for enabling D2T2 printing onto non-D2T2 printable substrates uses a diffusible primer material provided on a dye-sheet or ribbon. The primer comprises a polymer, a release agent and a plasticizer. The release agent and the plasticizer are diffused into the substrate, while the polymer remains on the dye-sheet or ribbon. Printing of the primer onto the PC substrate is controlled via a computer image program corresponding to a colored image. This computer image program also controls the printing of the colored image at the primed locations. Accordingly, image-wise treatment of a plastic material via the primer selectively renders the PC substrate surface D2T2 printable at the point of personalization, providing for a 100% PC full card body having the colored image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Robert P. Renz, Morven McAlpine
  • Patent number: RE46321
    Abstract: A multi-segment tool and tooling system for vacuum forming a composite part. A tool can include a first tool having first and second surfaces. A second tool can have an opening positioned on a first tool in a location other than the first surface or the second surface. The first tool and second tool can receive at least a portion of a preform composite. The first tool can have a vacuum barrier attached to the first surface and to the second surface encapsulating the preform composite and the second tool. A tooling system can include a first tool having a core and a base with a core extending upwards from the base. A second tool can be positioned upon the core where the core extends above the second tool. A vacuum barrier sealed to the base and the core can include a composite, the first tool and the second tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: ROHR, INC.
    Inventors: Claude Marc Hubert, Michael Ray Aten, Michael John Layland, Lee A. Tichenor, Ron Long