Of Portion Only Of Lamina From Carrier Patents (Class 156/234)
  • Patent number: 10416121
    Abstract: According to one implementation, a composite material molding jig includes a rigid portion and a convex portion for forming a groove for inserting an optical fiber sensor. The rigid portion has a surface for laminating prepreg sheets. The convex portion is formed in a surface side of the rigid portion. Further, according to one implementation, a composite material molding method is a method for molding a composite material, on which the groove for inserting the optical fiber sensor has been formed, by heating and curing a laminated body of the prepreg sheets laminated on the above-mentioned composite material molding jig.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kohei Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10395575
    Abstract: A waveguide display includes a source assembly, an output waveguide, and a controller. The source assembly includes a light source and an optics system. The light source includes source elements arranged in a 1D or 2D array that emit image light. The optics system includes a scanning mirror assembly that scans the image light to particular locations based on scanning instructions. The output waveguide receives the scanned image light from the scanning mirror assembly and outputs an expanded image light. In some embodiments, the waveguide display includes a source waveguide and the 1D array of source elements. The source waveguide receives a conditioned image light from the source assembly. The controller generates the scanning instructions and provides the scanning instructions to the scanning mirror assembly. In some embodiments, the controller provides the scanning instructions to an actuator assembly of the source waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Wanli Chi, Pasi Saarikko, Hee Yoon Lee
  • Patent number: 10374159
    Abstract: A method for fabricating an optoelectronic device includes forming an adhesion layer on a substrate, forming a material layer on the adhesion layer and applying release tape to the material layer. The substrate is removed at the adhesion layer by mechanically yielding the adhesion layer. A conductive layer is applied to the material layer on a side opposite the release tape to form a transfer substrate. The transfer substrate is transferred to a target substrate to join the target substrate to the conductive layer of the transfer substrate. The release tape is removed from the material layer to form a top emission optoelectronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jeehwan Kim, Ning Li, Devendra K. Sadana, Tze-bin Song
  • Patent number: 10252466
    Abstract: The present application relates generally to systems and methods for using machine vision to provide information on one or more aspects of an additive fabrication device, such as calibration parameters and/or an object formed by the device or in the process of being formed by the device. According to some aspects, a method is provided for calibrating an additive fabrication device. According to some aspects, a method is provided for assessing at least a portion of an object formed using an additive fabrication device. According to some aspects, a method is provided for fabricating a second object in contact with a first object using an additive fabrication device. According to some aspects, an additive fabrication device configured to perform one or more of the above methods may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Javier E. Ramos, Pitchaya Sitthi-Amorn, Wojciech Matusik, Yuwang Wang
  • Patent number: 10213998
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to an assembly and process for preparing affixing tape. The disclosure also relates to an affixing assembly and process using the prepared tape. The tape can be used, for example, to affix plastic items to mailing pieces. The assemblies and processes disclosed herein provide for added throughput, less down time, higher quality of parts and production control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventor: Mark Wegmann
  • Patent number: 10211377
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing a light-emitting diode package, and more specifically to a method for manufacturing a light-emitting diode package that does not need an additional color conversion frit heat-treatment process and cutting process after bonding between the color conversion frit and a light-emitting diode chip. To this end, the present invention provides a method for manufacturing a light-emitting diode package characterized in that the present invention comprises: a color conversion frit formation step for forming a color conversion frit in which phosphor is included on a substrate; a color conversion frit transcription step for transcribing the color conversion frit formed on the substrate from the substrate to a transcription film; and a color conversion frit bonding step for bonding the color conversion frit transcribed on the transcription film onto a light-emitting diode package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Precision Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoon Seuk Oh, Ki Yeon Lee, Hyung Soo Moon, Bo Mi Kim, Jhee Mann Kim, Cheol Min Park, Choon Bong Yang
  • Patent number: 10175544
    Abstract: Ensure conduction between an electronic component and a circuit substrate having reduced pitches in wiring of the circuit substrate or electrodes of the electronic component and prevent short circuits between electrode terminals of the electronic component. A connection body including an electronic component connected to a circuit substrate via an anisotropic conductive adhesive agent containing conductive particles; wherein the conductive particles are regularly arranged; and wherein the conductive particles have a particle diameter that is ½ or less than a height of a connecting electrode of the electronic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Seiichiro Shinohara
  • Patent number: 10160209
    Abstract: An example system includes a flexible carrier and a printhead flow structure. The printhead flow structure includes a flex circuit including a carrier wafer and at least one printhead die electrically coupled to the flex circuit. The carrier wafer is bonded to the flexible carrier with thermal release tape, the thermal release tape to debond substantially completely from the flex circuit at a debonding temperature via bending of the flexible carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Chien-Hua Chen, Michael G. Groh, Michael W. Cumbie
  • Patent number: 10157559
    Abstract: A waveguide display includes a source assembly, an output waveguide, and a controller. The source assembly includes a light source and an optics system. The light source includes source elements arranged in a 1D or 2D array that emit image light. The optics system includes a scanning mirror assembly that scans the image light to particular locations based on scanning instructions. The output waveguide receives the scanned image light from the scanning mirror assembly and outputs an expanded image light. In some embodiments, the waveguide display includes a source waveguide and the 1D array of source elements. The source waveguide receives a conditioned image light from the source assembly. The controller generates the scanning instructions and provides the scanning instructions to the scanning mirror assembly. In some embodiments, the controller provides the scanning instructions to an actuator assembly of the source waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Wanli Chi, Pasi Saarikko, Hee Yoon Lee
  • Patent number: 10118252
    Abstract: Systems and methods for laser processing continuously moving sheet material include one or more laser processing heads configured to illuminate the moving sheet material with one or more laser beams. The sheet material may include, for example, an optical film continuously moving from a first roller to a second roller during a laser process. In one embodiment, a vacuum chuck is configured to removably affix a first portion of the moving sheet material thereto. The vacuum chuck controls a velocity of the moving sheet material as the first portion is processed by the one or more laser beams. In one embodiment, a conveyor includes a plurality of vacuum chucks configured to successively affix to different portions of the sheet material during laser processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Electro Scientific Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasu Osako, Mark Unrath, Mark Kosmowski
  • Patent number: 10046552
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for the automated manufacturing of three-dimensional (3D) composite-based objects is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a material feeder, a printer, a powder system, a transfer system, and optionally a fuser. The method comprises inserting a stack of substrate sheets into a material feeder, transferring a sheet of the stack from the material feeder to a printer, depositing fluid on the single sheet while the sheet rests on a printer platen, transferring the sheet from the printer to a powder system, depositing powder onto the single sheet such that the powder adheres to the areas of the sheet onto which the printer has deposited fluid, removing any powder that did not adhere to the sheet, optionally melting the powder on the substrate, and repeating the steps for as many additional sheets as required for making a specified 3D object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Impossible Objects, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Swartz, Eugene Gore, Buckley Crist, John Bayldon, Chris Wagner, Nicholas Tarzian, Evangeline Su
  • Patent number: 10022939
    Abstract: Described herein is/are cold foil adhesive methods for manufacturing temporary tattoo laminate devices, wherein the tattoos incorporate metallic foil and other decorative components. The methods provide a surprisingly rapid and efficient method for creating tattoo laminate devices which provide crisp, clear multi-color images temporary tattoos for the skin. The methods described herein provide a way to produce, in an offset printing press or flexographic printing press, numerous tattoo laminate devices at very high speeds, with unlimited colors, and crisp, clear images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: TMI Acquisition, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Huff, Mitchell S. Pisik
  • Patent number: 9993971
    Abstract: An apparatus for fabricating a stack of adhesive plies for attaching a doubler to a surface on a structure includes a digital scanner, configured for scanning the surface and for producing a first set of digital data representing a contour of the surface, and a computer, coupled to the digital scanner, having a processor and system memory. The computer is programmed for mapping a gap between a bonding surface on the doubler and the surface on the structure using the first set of digital data and a second set of digital data representing the bonding surface, and for segmenting the mapped gap into layers corresponding to the adhesive plies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Scott W. Lea, Gary E. Georgeson, Michael D. Fogarty, Michael W. Evens, Jeffrey M. Hansen
  • Patent number: 9989919
    Abstract: A method for forming a hydraulic transfer film includes: (a) forming a water-soluble sacrificial layer on a water-soluble substrate; (b) forming a first holographic pattern on the water-soluble sacrificial layer; (c) forming a pattern forming layer on the water-soluble sacrificial layer such that the pattern forming layer is formed with a second holographic pattern on a surface that contacts the first holographic pattern and being complementary to the first holographic pattern, the pattern forming layer having a water-soluble region and an oil-soluble region; (d) forming an oil-soluble base layer on the pattern forming layer; and (e) forming an activating layer that is on the oil-soluble base layer and that includes a curable activating agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Daigin Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Han-Cheng Wu-Lu, Chao-Chein Huang, Mao-Feng Hsu
  • Patent number: 9988097
    Abstract: A flooring product has multiple planar single piece substrate components, each with opposing straight longitudinal and lateral edges. A first lateral edge of a second of the substrate components abuts a first lateral edge of a first of the substrate components to form a common seam. The first and second of the substrate components are adjacent relative to a sequential array of multiple substrate components running parallel to the pair of longitudinal edges. The product has a pair of laminate component affixed to each side of each of the substrate components continuously over the sequential array thereof. The laminate components strengthen the product in relation to bearing a load applied to the second surface thereof and each of the common seams. The flooring product may be cut to lengths for accommodating overall lengths of recreational vehicles, trailers or manufactured housing units and thus reduces manufacturing costs associated therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: SABALITO LLC
    Inventors: John Peterson, James Lambert
  • Patent number: 9968964
    Abstract: Disclosed is a coating method using particle alignment, including preparing a cohesive polymer substrate having a smooth surface; and coating the smooth surface of the cohesive polymer substrate with a plurality of particles while forming recesses respectively corresponding to the particles on the smooth surface of the cohesive polymer substrate by pressing the particles to the cohesive polymer substrate, so that binding properties between the particles and the cohesive polymer substrate are enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: AJOU UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY—ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Jae Ho Kim, Hyo Sop Kim
  • Patent number: 9945658
    Abstract: A surface emitting laser includes a lower reflector, an active layer, a gap portion, an upper reflector, and a driving unit. The lower reflector, the active layer, the gap portion, and the upper reflector are arranged in that order. The surface emitting laser is capable of varying a wavelength of emitted light by changing a distance between the upper and lower reflectors. The driving unit moves one of the upper and lower reflectors in an optical axis direction of the emitted light. At least one of the upper and lower reflectors includes a stacked body in which first layers and second layers are alternately stacked, the second layers having a refractive index lower than a refractive index of the first layers, outermost layers of the stacked body being the first layers, and a third layer provided on at least one end of the stacked body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshimitsu Matsuu, Takeshi Uchida
  • Patent number: 9834025
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a fixing device configured to include a pressure section and a heating section for heating an image receiving medium and to execute a fixing processing for fixing an image formed on the image receiving medium with a decolorable color material at a fixing temperature or an erasure processing for erasing an image at a decoloring temperature, a reading section configured to be arranged at the upstream side of the fixing device in the conveyance direction of the image receiving medium to read an identifier indicating whether or not the color material of the image formed on the image receiving medium can be decolorized, and a control section configured to control the execution of the erasure processing of the image on the image receiving medium with the fixing device according to a result of reading of the identifier with the reading section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hidehito Sasaki
  • Patent number: 9833949
    Abstract: A 3D object according to the invention comprises substrate layers infiltrated by a hardened material. The 3D object is fabricated by a method comprising the following steps: Position powder on all or part of a substrate layer. Repeat this step for the remaining substrate layers. Stack the substrate layers. Transform the powder into a substance that flows and subsequently hardens into the hardened material. The hardened material solidifies in a spatial pattern that infiltrates positive regions in the substrate layers and does not infiltrate negative regions in the substrate layers. In a preferred embodiment, the substrate is carbon fiber and excess substrate is removed by abrasion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Impossible Objects, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Swartz, Buckley Crist, Eugene Gore, Joseph M. Jacobson
  • Patent number: 9807919
    Abstract: An electronic device may have a display and other electrical components that are sensitive to electrostatic charge. A button may pass through an opening in a layer of the display. A metal trim may surround the button. The housing may have an opening with a clear lens surrounded by a metal trim. To prevent damage from electrostatic discharge, an electrostatic discharge path may be formed in the device that includes a metal trim surrounding a component such as a button member or camera lens, metal traces on the inner surface of a display layer or a housing, a grounded metal housing structure, and a spring or other conductive structure that couples the metal traces to the grounded metal housing structure. Displays may be provided with electrostatic discharge paths that route electrostatic charge to grounded metal housing structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Kelvin Kwong
  • Patent number: 9692019
    Abstract: To provide an element manufacturing method and element manufacturing apparatus for efficiently manufacturing an element such as an organic semiconductor element. First, an intermediate product, which includes a substrate and a protrusion extending in a normal direction of the substrate, is formed. Next, the intermediate product is covered, at a side where the protrusion is provided, with a first surface of a lid member. After the covering of the intermediate product, a gas is injected into an enclosed space formed at a side of a second surface of the lid member that is present on an opposite side of the first surface. This enhances an internal pressure of the enclosed space, thus bringing the first surface of the lid member into close contact with the intermediate product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takayoshi Nirengi, Toshihiko Takeda, Hiroyoshi Nakajima
  • Patent number: 9573814
    Abstract: A method of high-throughput printing and selective transfer of graphene onto a substrate includes the steps of: providing a thermal release tape having graphene adhered thereto; placing a substrate onto the graphene; pressing the thermal tape and the graphene against the substrate at a uniformly-distributed pressure; heating localized portions of the thermal tape and graphene using a localized heat source, thereby diminishing the adhesive properties of the thermal release tape in the localized portions and transferring graphene from said localized portions to the substrate; and separating the thermal release tape from the substrate. The method may include the further step of moving the localized heat source to selected positions on the thermal release tape during the heating step, thereby forming a pattern of heated portions. The method may use a laser beam as the localized heat source, movement of the laser beam being performed by a computer-controlled deflectable mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: The Trustees of the Stevens Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Vikram Patil, Youn-Su Kim, Kitu Kumar, Eui-Hyeok Yang
  • Patent number: 9533627
    Abstract: A vehicular decorative member is curved as a forward-bulging shape, and includes a transparent base, a transferred layer, a metallic layer, and a base layer. The transparent base includes a front face, and a rear face. The transparent base's rear face has an ordinary section, and a recessed section. The transferred layer, the metallic layer, and the base layer are disposed on the transparent base's rear-face side in this order. The vehicular decorative member further includes a transfer sheet turning into the transferred layer. The transfer sheet includes a support film, and an adhesive layer, a decorative layer and a release layer that are formed on the support film in this order. The transfer sheet makes the transferred layer when the support film is removed from the release layer after pressing the transfer sheet onto the transparent base's ordinary section while heating the transfer sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Sugiura, Hideto Maeda, Kimihiro Iimura, Daiichiro Kawashima
  • Patent number: 9352601
    Abstract: A transfer medium manufacturing method for manufacturing a transfer medium in which a foil forming recording material containing metallic particles capable of being transferred onto a target has been applied to a base material includes: applying the foil forming recording material to the base material; and smoothing the surface of the foil forming recording material applied to the base material in the applying, the foil forming recording material being in a partially-melted state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Kunihiko Matsuhashi
  • Patent number: 9321266
    Abstract: A print head has an ink reservoir to hold ink, the reservoir having protrusions, an external manifold coupled to the ink reservoir, the ink manifold having channels on a first surface that match the protrusions, and an adhesive in the channels to contact the protrusions. A method of assembling a print head includes mounting a jet stack to a flat plate of a merge fixture, dispensing adhesive on an external manifold attached to the jet stack, placing a reservoir in the merge fixture above the external manifold such that the reservoir does not contact the adhesive, attaching an upper plate to the reservoir to set a depth, pressing the reservoir into the adhesive, and curing the adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jason Paul Woebkenberg, Jonathan Robert Brick, Robert Mark Jacobs, Joseph Andrew Broderick
  • Patent number: 9171810
    Abstract: An electronic device incorporating a randomized interconnection layer. In one example, the device includes a randomized interconnection layer having a randomized conductive pattern formed by etching of a heterogeneous layer; and a sensing circuit, electrically coupled to the randomized interconnection layer to detect the randomized conductive pattern. In another example, a method of fabricating the device includes forming a set of electrodes proximate to a silicon substrate; depositing a heterogeneous layer of elements onto the substrate; etching the heterogeneous layer to form a randomized conductive pattern; and electrically coupling the electrodes to a sensing circuit and the randomized conductive pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Michael Antoine Armand in't Zandt, Viet Hoang Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9162632
    Abstract: A method for producing a patterned pressure-sensitive adhesive body includes a pattern forming step of cutting a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer in a pressure-sensitive adhesive film including a first release film and the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer laminated on one surface of the first release film so as to form a first slit in a pattern shape and an outer frame forming step of cutting the first release film and the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer so as to form a second slit in an outer frame shape surrounding the pattern shape. The second slit has a discontinuous portion in a cutting direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Tsuzuki, Yoshimasa Nishida, Takafumi Suzuki, Hiromitsu Morishita, Masayoshi Natsume, Shuuji Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 9096049
    Abstract: A metal-clad laminate excellent in isotropy, appearance, bondability between a TLC polymer film and a metallic sheet, and dimensional stability is provided less costly with a first step of thermally compressing the film with the metallic sheet by passing them through a nipping region between heating rolls, and a second step of heat-treating the resultant metal-clad laminate at a temperature not higher than the melting point of the film, wherein the film has thermal expansion coefficient ?L satisfying ?L=?T+? with thickness T, thickness coefficient ? and anisotropy coefficient ? of the film; wherein the coefficient ? is within the range of ?0.08 to ?0.01; the coefficient ? is within the range of ?M+6????M+10 with thermal expansion coefficient ?M of the metallic sheet; and thermal expansion coefficient ?T of the film is within ?M?2??T??M+3 with the coefficient ?M.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minoru Onodera, Tadao Yoshikawa
  • Patent number: 9067866
    Abstract: The invention relates to amino(meth)acrylates obtained from the reaction of amines with a mixture of epoxy(meth)acrylates and (meth)acrylated diluent and there use for making flexible varnishes, coatings, adhesives and inks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: ALLNEX BELGIUM S.A.
    Inventors: Francis Bergiers, Thierry Randoux
  • Publication number: 20150124457
    Abstract: A light emitting device can further improve light extraction efficiency. A method of manufacturing such a light emitting device can also prove advantageous. The light emitting device includes a light emitting element, a light-transmissive member which is disposed on a light extracting surface side of the light emitting element, and a reflecting layer disposed on an element bonding surface of the light transmissive member where the light emitting element is disposed and adjacent to the light emitting element. The light-transmissive member, in a plan view, has a planar dimension greater than the light extracting surface of the light emitting element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Daisuke SANGA, Masatsugu ICHIKAWA, Shunsuke MINATO, Toru TAKASONE, Masahiko SANO
  • Patent number: 8969127
    Abstract: A method of fabricating an electronic device comprises providing a layer structure (48) supported on a first substrate (34), providing a second, patterned substrate (28) and transferring selected areas (58) of the first layer structure onto the second substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Novalia Ltd
    Inventor: Kate Stone
  • Patent number: 8968846
    Abstract: A thermal transfer film and an organic electroluminescent display manufactured using the thermal transfer film, the thermal transfer film including a base layer; and a transfer enhancement layer having a surface energy of about 25 dyne/cm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Cheil Industries, Inc
    Inventors: Hyoung Tae Lim, Kyoung Ku Kang, Jung Hyo Lee, Seong Heun Cho, Si Kyun Park, Se Hyun Park
  • Patent number: 8956490
    Abstract: In a method of forming an identification card, a card substrate having a surface is provided. A film laminate comprising a backing layer and one or more dried transferable layers attached to the backing layer is provided. One of the transferable layers comprises a coating comprising an inorganic ceramic-like material and a water insoluble polymer binder. The film laminate is laminated to the surface of the card substrate such that an exposed surface of the one or more transferable layers adheres to the surface of the card substrate. The backing layer is then removed from at least a portion of the one or more transferable layers that remain adhered to the surface of the card substrate. Additional embodiments are generally directed to a method of protecting a surface of an identification card and identification card manufacturing devices for performing the methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Assa Abloy AB
    Inventor: Karl A. Karst
  • Publication number: 20150041302
    Abstract: A touch sensor including a plurality of first electrode films and a plurality of second electrode films which are formed on a surface of a substrate and are arranged in different directions from each other; and a manufacturing method for the same. The manufacturing method includes: a first transfer step, which uses a transfer ribbon made by at least an insulating layer and an electrode-imparting layer which are entirely sequentially stacked as a transfer layer upon an elongated release film, attaches to a substrate only a portion of the transfer layer to which heat and pressure have been applied, and by stripping the release film, transfers the transfer layer in at least the shape of a first electrode film; and a second transfer step including attaching only the portion of the transfer layer to which the heat and the pressure had been applied and stripping the release film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Shuzo Okumura, Asako Sakashita, Eiji Nakagawa, Ryohei Nagase, Tomohiro Matsuzaki
  • Publication number: 20150034237
    Abstract: A process for producing a corrugated electrode for use in an electroactive polymer cartridge is disclosed. A laminated web comprising a support sheet laminated to a dielectric elastomer film is positioned. The support sheet defines areas exposing portions of the dielectric elastomer film. A force is applied to the positioned laminated web to stretch the laminated support sheet-dielectric elastomer film web in a direction that is orthogonal to a plane defined by the web. An electrically conductive material is applied to the laminated support sheet-dielectric elastomer film web while the laminated support sheet-dielectric elastomer film web is in a stretched state. The laminated support sheet-dielectric elastomer film web is relaxed to form the corrugated electrode on the dielectric elastomer film portion of the web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Parker-Hannifin Corporation
    Inventors: Silmon J. Biggs, Jeremy Elsberry, Andrew B. Campbell
  • Patent number: 8945328
    Abstract: Methods of forming garments having one or more stretchable conductive ink patterns. Described herein are method of making garments (including compression garments) having one or more highly stretchable conductive ink pattern formed of a composite of an insulative adhesive, a conductive ink, and an intermediate gradient zone between the adhesive and conductive ink. The conductive ink typically includes between about 40-60% conductive particles, between about 30-50% binder; between about 3-7% solvent; and between about 3-7% thickener. The stretchable conductive ink patterns may be stretched more than twice their length without breaking or rupturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: L.I.F.E. Corporation S.A.
    Inventors: Gianluigi Longinotti-Buitoni, Andrea Aliverti
  • Patent number: 8940122
    Abstract: A protective adhesive film may include a polyurethane sheet and an adhesive layer disposed on at least a portion of a first major surface of the polyurethane sheet. The adhesive layer may comprise a pressure-sensitive adhesive that includes an acrylate polymer and a silicone macromer. The adhesive layer may adhere to a surface of an electronic device without the application of any liquid or additive to the adhesive layer or the surface of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Wrapsol Acquisition, LLC
    Inventors: Lewis S. Cohen, Juan Maldonado, Igor Muravyov, Brett G. Webster
  • Patent number: 8932425
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a transfer strip for decorating surfaces, in particular for decorating outer packagings. A transfer strip comprising a strip-like backing film (11), a decorative layer (13) and a release layer (12) arranged between the decorative layer (13) and the backing film is provided. The decorative layer (13) has a multiplicity of identical optically variable decorative elements, which are arranged in first area regions, which are separate from one another and spaced apart from one another in the longitudinal direction of the transfer strip. The decorative layer (13) has second area regions, which are separate from one another and spaced apart from one another in the longitudinal direction of the transfer strip and in which the decorative layer (13) has one or more individualizable layers for providing respectively different machine-readable optical markings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Leonhard Kurz Stiftung & Co. KG
    Inventors: Norbert Lutz, Walter Kurz, Ludwig Brehm, Hans Peter Bezold
  • Publication number: 20140323007
    Abstract: A donor substrate, a method of laser induced thermal imaging, and a method of manufacturing an organic light emitting display device are disclosed. In the method of laser induced thermal imaging, a donor substrate is provided to include a base substrate, a light to heat conversion layer, a transfer layer and a functional layer. The functional layer includes a material radiating an infrared light. The donor substrate is laminated to an acceptor substrate. A laser beam is radiated into the donor substrate, thereby forming an organic layer pattern on the acceptor substrate from the transfer layer. A position of the organic layer pattern is observed using an infrared microscope. A laser beam position is adjusted and the donor substrate is separated from the acceptor substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jung-Hoon YEON
  • Publication number: 20140311662
    Abstract: In a method for fabricating an embedded pattern using a transfer-based imprinting, an adhesive layer is formed on a substrate. The adhesive layer has a photo curable resin. A stamp having a protruded pattern is prepared. A thin-film layer is formed on an outer surface of the protruded pattern of the stamp. The stamp having the thin-film layer contact with the adhesive layer is pressed to selectively transfer the thin-film layer of the protruded pattern to the adhesive layer. Ultraviolet rays (UV) are irradiated to cure the adhesive layer. The stamp is removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: KOREA INSTITUTE OF MACHINERY & MATERIALS
    Inventors: Jun-Hyuk CHOI, Eung-Sug LEE, Ji-Hye LEE, Jun-ho JEONG, Joo-Yun JUNG, Dae-Guen CHOI, Cheol-Hyeon KIM
  • Publication number: 20140305577
    Abstract: A foil stamping method and device according to which a surface of a printing product (D) is provided with an adhesive layer in places intended to be imprinted and a transfer layer sticking to the printing product (D) in places intended to be imprinted. Prior to foil printing, a build-up adhesive is applied to the printing product (D), instead of or in addition to the adhesive layer, in the places intended to be semi-embossed and the pressure acts evenly across the entire surface of the printing product (D), namely also on the raised places resulting from semi-embossing and the remaining surroundings during foil printing. A foil transfer means (3) has a transfer roller (31) and a foil feeding means (4) associated with the foil transfer means (3), the outer surface of the transfer roller (31) being covered with an elastic cover of a small thickness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Peter Barth
  • Patent number: 8839737
    Abstract: A device and a method for coating a printing material include a foil engaged with a printing material on an impression cylinder using guide rollers. The foil and the printing material are guided together in an engagement area and a functional layer, such as glue or varnish, is dried, i.e. activated or polymerized, through the foil in the engagement area using a drier. The guide rollers are disengaged from the impression cylinder to avoid contact between the foil and grippers of the impression cylinder. To improve a detachment behavior of the foil from the functional layer, an angle of detachment between the foil and the sheet is varied by pivoting the guide rollers about an external geometrical pivot axis or an internal geometrical pivot axis, or at least assisting the disengagement of the foil from the impression cylinder by a change of a pneumatic condition of a foil-guiding element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Heidleberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventor: Alexander Weber
  • Patent number: 8834660
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and a related systems and tools for dispensing an adhesive piece having damping qualities onto a component of a hard disk drive suspension. The adhesive piece can be commercially available layered strip sold as an adhesive layer having a first and a second liner adhered to each side. An exemplary method can cut an adhesive piece, separate the adhesive piece from a secondary liner, adhere the adhesive piece onto a component of a hard disk drive suspension, separate a primary liner from the adhesive piece, and dispose of the primary liner using a conventional gantry system. The method can be performed using a two-step operation of the gantry system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Hutchinson Technology Incorporated
    Inventors: Bryan J. Scheele, Neal T. Eidenschink, John L. Schumann, Trent A. Johnson, Daniel W. Scheele, Cameron T. Hempel, Scott J. Cray, Kenneth L. Bolster
  • Patent number: 8834659
    Abstract: The aim of the invention is to improve the supply of transfer foil in a coating module in which the image-forming layers of a transfer foil are transferred to a printing material. To achieve this, a partial pressing surface is located in the coating module for transferring the layers of the transfer foil. This permits targeted control of the foil feed. The transfer foil can be fed past a pressure cylinder in an approximately tangential manner and with a limited width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: manroland sheetfed GmbH
    Inventors: Mario Preisner, Michael Zinke
  • Publication number: 20140224415
    Abstract: In a laminating apparatus and a method of manufacturing an organic light-emitting display, the laminating apparatus includes a heater which generates heat and the heating member which transfers heat received from the heater to a donor film. The heating member includes a first conducting layer which receives heat from the heater, a second conducting layer which is formed on the first conducting layer and which has a thermal conductivity different from that of the first conducting layer, and a third conducting layer which is formed on the second conducting layer and which has a thermal conductivity different from that of the second conducting layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventor: Jin Koo KANG
  • Patent number: 8795454
    Abstract: In a manufacturing method for a monolithic ceramic electronic component, a plurality of green chips arrayed in row and column directions which are obtained after cutting a mother block are spaced apart from each other and then tumbled, thereby uniformly making the side surface of each of the green chips an open surface. Thereafter, an adhesive is applied to the side surface. Then, by placing a side surface ceramic green sheet on an affixation elastic body, and pressing the side surface of the green chips against the side surface ceramic green sheet, the side surface ceramic green sheet is punched and stuck to the side surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Togo Matsui, Minoru Dooka, Hiroyoshi Takashima, Kenichi Okajima
  • Publication number: 20140053971
    Abstract: The invention relates to a machine for transferring a protective layer for a substrate at high temperature and under pressure, said protective layer being mainly intended to protect a flat substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicants: HOLOGRAM INDUSTRIES, ASTEA
    Inventors: José Oliveira, André Pustel
  • Patent number: 8608889
    Abstract: A method of handling an adhesive laminate, wherein the adhesive laminate is provided releasably adhered to a first web, comprising a plurality of cut or punched sections and wherein adjacent sections of the adhesive laminate remain joined to one another in the longitudinal direction of the web through one or more tie points. A first supporting structure and a second supporting structure adjacent to the first supporting structure are provided. The first web is led over the first supporting structure. A second web is provided and led over the second supporting structure, wherein the second web is oriented such that the release surface of the second web faces the first supporting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: John M. Sever, Gordon P. Knutson
  • Publication number: 20130327474
    Abstract: A thermal image receiver element dry image receiving layer has a Tg of at least 25° C. and is the outermost layer. The dry image receiving layer has a dry thickness of at least 0.5 ?m and up to and including 5 ?m. It comprises a water-dispersible release agent and a polymer binder matrix that consists essentially of: (1) a water-dispersible acrylic polymer comprising chemically reacted or chemically non-reacted hydroxyl, phospho, phosphonate, sulfo, sulfonate, carboxy, or carboxylate groups, and (2) a water-dispersible polyester that has a Tg of 30° C. or less. The water-dispersible acrylic polymer is present in an amount of at least 55 weight % and at a dry ratio to the water-dispersible polyester of at least 1:1. The thermal image receiver element can be used to prepare thermal dye images after thermal transfer from a thermal donor element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventor: Teh-Ming Kung
  • Publication number: 20130327473
    Abstract: A thermal image receiver element dry image receiving layer has a Tg of at least 25° C. as the outermost layer. The dry image receiving layer has a dry thickness of at least 0.5 ?m and up to and including 5 ?m. It comprises a polymer binder matrix that consists essentially of: (1) a water-dispersible acrylic polymer comprising chemically reacted or chemically non-reacted hydroxyl, phospho, phosphonate, sulfo, sulfonate, carboxy, or carboxylate groups, and (2) a water-dispersible polyester that has a Tg of 30° C. or less. The water-dispersible acrylic polymer is present in an amount of at least 55 weight % of the total dry image receiving layer weight and at a dry ratio to the water-dispersible polyester of at least 1:1. The thermal image receiver element can be used to prepare thermal dye images after thermal transfer from a thermal donor element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Teh-Ming Kung, Peter J. Ghyzel, John L. Muehlbauer