Running Or Continuous Flexible Web Carrier Patents (Class 156/238)
  • Patent number: 11052054
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for manufacturing a transdermal patch from a drug-containing web that minimizes waste. The web is a layered composite that includes at least a backing layer and a drug-in-adhesive layer and a first strippable release liner. The web is kiss-cut along intersecting cut lines at least down to the depth of the liner, generally defining the extent of individual transdermal patches. The intersections of the cut lines define small zones that are punched out of the web in a generally star shape. The portions of the web above the liner are peeled away from the liner and transferred to a faster moving second liner so that the patches are now further spaced apart from one another. This second liner is then cut to provide transdermal patches that are mounted to release liners that are substantially broader in extent than the patches themselves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventors: Spiros Fotinos, Jerome Langlume, Jean Paul Caravita
  • Patent number: 10774714
    Abstract: Provided is a nanofiber vent device for a urea water tank including a filter unit for discharging gas generated in the tank main body and preventing external dust, foreign matter, and moisture from flowing into the tank main body, as a vent device that is installed in a tank main body storing urea water and discharging gas inside the tank main body to the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: AMOGREENTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chan Kim, Seung Hoon Lee, In Yong Seo, Kyoung Taek Park
  • Patent number: 10668714
    Abstract: Retransfer printing methods and systems are described where a variable stripping process is utilized while stripping all or a portion of the retransfer film (also known as intermediate transfer media) from the surface of a substrate. The variable stripping process includes stripping the retransfer film from different sections of the substrate surface while applying different tensions to the retransfer film and/or at different transport speeds of the retransfer film and the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventors: Alexander K. Zaborowski, Craig Berry, Rajesh K. Juriasingani
  • Patent number: 10347610
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a micro light emitting diode (Micro LED) transfer-printing device. A heating device and a movable cooling device are arranged on a rack, wherein a cooling surface of the cooling device is opposite to a heating surface of the heating device. A roller mechanism is arranged between the heating device and the cooling device, and a cyclically rotatable conveyor belt is configured on the roller mechanism. A temperature control glue is configured on an outer surface of the conveyor belt. Compared with the conventional solution, the proposed Micro LED transfer-printing device realizes cyclic absorption and transfer-printing of the Micro LED such that the transfer-printing efficiency may be enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Lixuan Chen
  • Patent number: 10215753
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of preparing a biosensor that involves providing a substrate including a surface having a topographical pattern formed at one or more sites on or in the surface, coating the substrate with a solution including hydrogel particles, wherein the hydrogel particles self-assemble on the surface to mask the surface except at the one or more sites, and binding one or more capture molecules to the one or more sites to form the biosensor. Systems that include the biosensor, as well as methods of using the biosensor, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: University of Rochester
    Inventors: Benjamin L. Miller, Mark A. Lifson, Dhruba Jyoti Basu Roy
  • Patent number: 9801276
    Abstract: A system and method according to one or more embodiments are provided to integrate circuits and/or circuit elements within a structure to form an electronically and/or physically integrated composite structure. For example, a circuit formed on a planar polymer substrate may be conformed to and electrically coupled to a forming structure in a single fabrication step. In one example, a forming structure formed and/or fabricated using an additive manufacturing process includes a contoured surface. A circuit is formed on a planar polymer substrate. The polymer substrate is deformed by environmental stress to substantially conform to the contoured surface of the forming structure and physically and/or electrically couple the circuit on the polymer substrate to a circuit formed on the forming structure. Additional systems and methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Scott R. Johnston, Sergio H. Sanchez
  • Patent number: 9782927
    Abstract: A description is given of a method for joining a first and a second film web (2, 2?) of a transfer film or laminating film, wherein the film webs (2, 2?) comprise a thermoplastic carrier film (21) and a decorative layer (23). Formed between the first and second film webs (2, 2?) is a common joining portion (3), in which the first and second film webs (2, 2?) are joined to each other by a welding process. A device for carrying out the method is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: OVD KINEGRAM AG
    Inventors: Achim Hansen, Thomas Bernet
  • Patent number: 9657182
    Abstract: There is provided a curable resin composition which is capable of being coated so as to have a film thickness of 20 ?m or more and contains a dye having a maximum absorption wavelength in a wavelength range from 600 to 850 nm, and the infrared ray cut filter having a dye-containing layer having a film thickness of 20 ?m or more formed from the curable resin composition, and a production method of image sensor chip comprising a step of coating the curable resin composition on a glass substrate to form a dye-containing layer, and a step of adhering the glass plate having the dye-containing layer formed on a solid-state imaging device substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Toshihide Ezoe, Yuki Nara, Kazuto Shimada
  • Patent number: 9591898
    Abstract: A reusable zipper system for allowing a zipper to be installed and removed onto different objects interchangeably. The reusable zipper system generally includes an inner member and an outer member. The inner member is removably secured to an object via adhesive around an opening to be fitted with the present invention. The outer member is removably secured over the inner member. After cutting a slit through the inner member, a zipper assembly which includes zipper tracks and a zipper head may be used to selectively open or close the flaps. When desired, the inner and outer members may be removed from the object to be used elsewhere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Re-U-Zip, LLC
    Inventor: Eric Edgar Burkhart-Day
  • Patent number: 9327858
    Abstract: A label manufacturing apparatus manufactures a label L having a sub-label Lb bonded to a predetermined position on a main label La. A main label conveyance mechanism 10 conveys a main continuous label strip Ta in a first direction Da. A sub-label conveyance mechanism 20 conveys a sub-continuous label strip Tb in a second direction which crosses the first direction. The sub-labels Lb arranged in series on a backing strip Db, are separated from their backing strip and are each bonded to the surface of a respective main label La by a bonding mechanism. The completed display label L is separated from its backing strip Db of the main continuous label strip Ta. The label manufacturing apparatus can adjust the relative bonding position between the sub-label and the main label La so as to allow the sub-label bonding mechanism 20 to bond the sub-label Lb to the main label La at a predetermined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Inventor: Hiromi Sato
  • Patent number: 9326568
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method and machine for automatically fabricating zippers. The method comprises steps: parallel placing two tapes on the machine, injection-molding a plurality of plastic teeth on two opposite edges of the tapes, leaving untoothed blank regions on the tapes periodically, and applying plastic films onto the tapes; transporting the filmed tapes to a punching device to punch a positioning hole on each blank region; inserting each section of the plastic teeth, which is between two adjacent blank regions, into at least one slider, and using the positioning holes as reference points to injection-mold a plurality of bayonets on the blank regions respectively, wherein each positioning hole corresponds to a set of bayonets; and cutting off the tapes at the blank regions to obtain a plurality of zippers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Inventors: Wan-Hoi Gilbert Hung, Ching-Lung Lee, Wing-Fai Kong
  • Patent number: 9266992
    Abstract: The invention relates to a component set for producing a polyurethane coating agent that can be cured by a chemical isocyanate reaction, at least comprising (A) a liquid reaction component A containing the polyhydroxyl compound of the polyurethane binder, (B) a liquid reaction component B containing the polyisocyanate for cross-linking the polyhydroxyl compound, wherein an inorganic filler is contained in components A and/or B, and wherein the reaction components A and/or B contain a volatile compound of formula (I), where R2, R3, R4=the methyl or ethyl group, and (C) component C as a separately provided flow agent and catalyst, said component C containing a titanium compound of formula Ti(OR)x(OCOR1)y, where R1=C1 to C8 hydrocarbon group; R1=C10-C18 hydrocarbon group; x=1 or 2; y=2 or 3; x+y=4. The invention further relates to a method for producing a polyurethane coating agent and to the use of the set of components to produce a polyurethane coating agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Inventor: Holger Blum
  • Patent number: 8999098
    Abstract: A method of preparing pre-impregnated (pre-preg) material is provided. The method comprises treating a first surface of a backing with a corona discharge to enhance surface adhesion and applying the pre-preg material to the treated surface of the backing to form a pre-preg material with backing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Orbital ATK, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter G. Turner
  • Patent number: 8980038
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a method for producing a membrane electrode assembly with excellent electrode transfer ability to electrolyte membrane. Disclosed is a method for producing a membrane electrode assembly, the assembly comprising an electrolyte membrane and an electrode which are attached to each other, the method comprising: a hot pressing step in which an electrolyte membrane and an electrode, the electrode comprising an electroconductive material and an electrolyte resin and being formed on a flexible substrate, are hot pressed to produce a laminate in which the electrolyte membrane, the electrode and the flexible substrate are laminated in this order, and a bending step in which the laminate is bent so that the flexible substrate side becomes concave, thereby removing the flexible substrate from the electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Keita Yamaue, Shigeaki Murata, Masahiro Imanishi, Shigeki Hasegawa, Ryoichi Nanba, Kyohei Kadota
  • Patent number: 8981910
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an RFID tag issuing apparatus includes a communication instructing unit, a search unit, and a misalignment amount detecting unit. The communication instructing unit instructs a reader-writer unit to communicate with the RFID tag at a reference position that is reached when the label is carried by a predetermined amount in a predetermined direction after the specific position on the label is detected by a label position detecting unit. The search unit repeats a carrying of the label and a communication instruction to the reader-writer unit when communication cannot be established with the RFID tag, and thus searches for a communication-available range with the RFID tag. The misalignment amount detecting unit detects an amount of carrying of the label to reach the communication-available range from the reference position, as a misalignment amount of the RFID tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kouichi Sano
  • Patent number: 8961725
    Abstract: A method of placement of a component on a stretchable substrate is described. A base substrate, having a stretchable substrate layer, and a flexible foil, having an integral arrangement of multiple flexible foil components, are aligned, so as to be used in a reel based manufacturing process. Through lamination of the base substrate and the flexible foil an electro/optical via connection between in plane interconnecting traces on the stretchable substrate layer and component pads of the integral component arrangement is provided. The integral arrangement of flexible foil components are mechanically separated. The method may be used in a manufacturing process for multi-foil systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Marinus Marc Koetse, Harmannus Franciscus Maria Schoo, Margaretha Maria De Kok
  • Patent number: 8951379
    Abstract: In the tape attaching method of cutting a tape member into conductive tape pieces and attaching the conductive tape pieces onto a plurality of attachment regions which are formed at a side edge part of a board, an attaching step in which the conductive tape pieces is attached onto the attachment region of a first press position, and a moving step, in which by driving a tape sending mechanism to perform the operation of sending the tape member while a press bonding head and a peeling unit are integrally moved relative to the board, the press bonding head is aligned with the attachment region of a second press position, and a separator is peeled from the tape member attached onto the first press position by the peeling unit during the relative movement, are repeated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shingo Yamada
  • 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: 8932424
    Abstract: Paint film composites comprise sheet metal, a color layer, and an optional transparent protective layer. Methods of making and using the paint film composites, and shaped articles made thereby, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Michael A. Johnson, Frank A. Brandys, Kent E. Nielsen, Charlie C. Ho, Vijay Rajamani
  • Patent number: 8906182
    Abstract: A method for preparing a composite fabric includes: casting a foamed liquid adhesive onto a smooth release-coated web; applying a fabric to the wet adhesive; fixing the adhesive to the fabric by drying; removing the release-coated web from the adhesive coated intermediate; depositing onto an embossed casting substrate a layer of liquid skin coat composition; applying the porous adhesive layer of the adhesive-coated intermediate to the wet skin layer; drying to fix the skin layer to the adhesive-coated intermediate; and separating the embossed casting substrate from the dried composite to provide the composite fabric. The resulting composite fabrics look and feel like soft shell composite fabrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Dartex Coatings, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas C. Colasanto
  • Patent number: 8888942
    Abstract: A method for producing an analysis tape for fluid samples, in particular body fluids, is proposed. In the method, diagnostic auxiliary labels are transferred to a carrier tape, wherein at least one vacuum roller is used for the transfer of the diagnostic auxiliary labels. The diagnostic auxiliary labels are detected on the vacuum roller. At least one tape position of the carrier tape is furthermore detected. The transfer of the auxiliary labels to the carrier tape is effected in accordance with the detected auxiliary labels and the tape position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralf Dagenbach, Ronald Hofstadt, Klaus Lurg, Stefan Pflaesterer, Wolfgang Schwoebel, Thomas Renz, Ulf Sprung, Matthias Lamparter, Eric Voelschow
  • Patent number: 8888945
    Abstract: The use of a heat idler moveable along a path provides speed and flexibility in the heat labeling of containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Gavin John Broad, Adal Tecleab, Jason Lee DeBruler
  • Patent number: 8882951
    Abstract: A method for producing an analysis tape for fluid samples, in particular body fluids, is proposed. The method comprises providing a laminate tape having a laminate carrier tape and at least one diagnostic functional layer, and cutting the laminate tape in such a way that a diagnostic auxiliary label arises; transferring the diagnostic auxiliary label to a vacuum roller; and transferring the diagnostic auxiliary label to a carrier tape. In general, at least one vacuum roller is used for the transfer of the diagnostic auxiliary label to the carrier tape. The cutting of the diagnostic functional layer is effected in such a way that a free end of the diagnostic functional layer is lifted off from the laminate carrier tape by guiding the laminate carrier tape around a cutting edge with a small radius, wherein the diagnostic functional layer is cut at a predetermined distance from the lifted off free end by means of a cutting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralf Dagenbach, Daniel Aigl, Wolfgang Ditscher, Peter Stubenbord, Ronald Hofstadt, Andreas Krontal, Stefan Link, Klaus Lurg, Stefan Pflaesterer, Andreas Trapp, Eric Voelschow, Peter Vetter, Ulf Sprung
  • Publication number: 20140261992
    Abstract: A carrier belt for fabricating a device or component such as an anisotropic conductive film. The carrier belt includes a substrate having a sacrificial image enhancing layer. Microcavities are formed in the carrier by laser ablation through the image enhancing layer. After the image enhancement layer is removed, a plurality of conductive particles are distributed into an array of microcavities formed by laser ablation on a surface of a carrier belt and transferred to an adhesive layer. The image enhancing layer enables one to form microcavities with a fine pitch and spacing and partitions having a high aspect ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Trillion Science Inc.
    Inventors: Rong-Chang Liang, Chin-Jen Tseng, Ta-Ching Wu, Jia Yen Leong, Zhiyao AN, An-Yu Ma, Maung Kyaw Aung
  • Patent number: 8709192
    Abstract: The invention relates to a protective cover sheet comprising a low birefringence protective polymer film and a layer that promotes adhesion to poly(vinyl alcohol), the protective cover sheet comprising at least one functional layer containing a UV-absorbing polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Yongcai Wang, Hwei-Ling Yau, Timothy J. Hubert, Alain E. Gros, Timothy C. Schunk, Paul M. Hoderlein
  • Patent number: 8696839
    Abstract: A label applicator system provides for high speed, accurate label transfer from a web to items moving on an item transport along a path relative to the system. The items, such as bottles, have a contoured surface. The applicator includes a supply reel for supplying labels on a web and a take-up for taking up the web after transfer of the label. A drive roller moves the web through the applicator system. The system includes a web positioning assembly and a movable label applicator head. A contour sensor senses the bottle contour and develops a profile for the head to follow to apply the labels to the bottles. The supply, take-up and the drive are operably engaged with one another to maintain a relatively constant tension in the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: James P. Gonzales, David E. Zurawski, David B. Vaughn
  • Publication number: 20140092348
    Abstract: Provided is a retardation film that can be incorporated into a liquid crystal display device having low power consumption. The retardation film includes a support (A) and a rodlike liquid crystalline compound layer (B), which satisfies a particular brightness when the retardation film is incorporated into a liquid crystal device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Ayako MURAMATSU, Hiroshi SATO
  • Publication number: 20140066866
    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: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
  • 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: 20130327475
    Abstract: An apparatus (400) for transferring decorative rigid bodies (18) each having at least one flat side (24) from a carrier strip (10) carrying the decorative rigid bodies (18) onto a substrate (60) is disclosed. The apparatus (400) comprises a holding fixture (32c), such as a holding fixture (32c), for accommodating a part of the carrier strip (10) with the decorative rigid bodies (18), a reel (34c) for receiving a part of the carrier strip (10) from which the decorative rigid bodies (18) have been transferred to the substrate (60) and a reciprocator (410), such as a hammer or a plunger, located at a position between the holding fixture (32c) and the reel (34c) as measured along the carrier strip (10), and adapted for individually bringing the decorative rigid bodies (18) into contact with the substrate (60).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventor: Roland F. Gratzer
  • Patent number: 8603619
    Abstract: A laser-markable, acrylic resin-based laminate having a thickness of 100 to 200 ?m and including (A3) a pigmented layer made of a crosslinked acrylic resin obtained by crosslinking an acrylic resin composition having a hydroxyl value of 10 to 100 mg KOH/g, (B3) a base layer made of a crosslinked acrylic resin obtained by crosslinking an acrylic resin composition having a hydroxyl value of 18 to 40 mg KOH/g, and (C3) a destructible layer made of a crosslinked acrylic resin obtained by crosslinking a mixture of an acrylic resin composition having a hydroxyl value of 20 to 35 mg KOH/g and polymer beads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Nippon Carbide Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Koudai Takeda, Osamu Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8580062
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for securing a hook-and-loop fastener component to the end of a tear strip used in a turn-up operation, the hook-and-loop fastener mechanism provided to secure the end of the tear strip to a rotating component of a spool winding assembly, the apparatus for forming the tear strip assembly having a feed roller, a transfer roller and a press roller, whereby hook-and-loop components presented on a feed tape are adhesively bonded to the tear strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Inventor: Peter A. Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 8518202
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and apparatae used to prepare a shaped and molded multilayered article formed from a heated thermoplastic sheet and a first plastic sheet that are driven into melt-bonding contact by a stream of gas. The method involves applying a stream of gas (450) against the first surface (417) of a first plastic sheet (411) so as to drive a second surface (420) of the first plastic sheet against and into contact with the first surface (432) of a heated thermoplastic sheet (423) as the heated thermoplastic sheet is formed (e.g., extends downstream from the sheet slot 426 of a sheet die 429). The second surface of the first plastic sheet is defined by a thermoplastic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: LRM Industries International, Inc.
    Inventors: Karl Leslie Polk, Albert H. Berghuis, Dale E. Polk, Jr., Victor Wolynski
  • Patent number: 8500930
    Abstract: The invention concerns a device and a corresponding method for the jointing of wafers along their corresponding surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Inventor: Erich Thallner
  • Patent number: 8460499
    Abstract: A labeling machine for the dispensing of labels, such as self-adhesive labels, on objects, such as containers or bottles. The labeling machine has an arrangement for the generation of a defined strip tension of the labeling material over its strip length between a looper and a dispensing edge, and for the generation of a defined strip tension of the backing material over at least a part of its strip length between the dispensing edge and a receptacle for the backing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventors: Holger Stenner, Frank Putzer
  • Patent number: 8435373
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed by which patterns of various materials can be formed on flexible substrates by a continuous roll-to-roll manufacturing process. The patterns may include metallic, transparent conductive, or non-metallic elements with lateral dimensions including in the range from below 100 nanometers to millimeters and with thickness dimensions including the range from tens of Angstroms to greater than 10,000 Angstroms. The substrate may be any material capable of sufficient flexibility for compatibility with roll-based processing equipment, including polymeric films, metallic foils, and thin glass, with polymeric films representing a particularly broad field of application. Methods may include the continuous roll-to-roll formation of a temporary polymeric structure with selected areas open to the underlying substrate, the continuous addition or subtraction of constituent materials, and the continuous removal, where necessary, of the polymeric structure and any excess material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Microcontinumm, Inc.
    Inventor: W. Dennis Slafer
  • Patent number: 8404067
    Abstract: A production method according to the present invention is characterized in that the method comprises a step of obtaining a vinyl chloride resin paste sol by mixing a plasticizer and a vinyl chloride resin, a granulated material mixing step of mixing a granulated material having a grain size of 300 ?m or less obtained by granulating a discarded carpet material containing a vinyl chloride resin with the vinyl chloride resin paste sol, a filling material adding step of obtaining a backing composition by mixing an inorganic filling material with a paste sol obtained at the granulated material mixing step, and a step of integrally laminating the backing composition on a back surface of a surface skin member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Suminoe Textile Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideshi Yoshii
  • Patent number: 8398806
    Abstract: The invention is to provide a method for manufacturing a joined sheet product. The method comprising a first joining step including opposing a transverse end face of a first sheet product(1) to a transverse end face of a second sheet product(2) and joining release films of the first and second sheet products with a first joining member(30); a removing step including removing a portion of an intended member including at least a surface protecting member so as to leave at least the release film and a pressure-sensitive adhesive provided on the release film among the constituent members of both or any one of the first and second sheet products(1, 2), wherein the portion has a predetermined length from the transverse end face of the intended member; and a second joining step including providing a second joining member(40) on at least an exposed portion(40b) resulting from the removal of the intended member to join the surface protecting member sides of the first and second sheet products(1, 2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Tadashi Yokouchi, Takaichi Amano, Tomokazu Yura, Kazuo Kitada
  • Patent number: 8351088
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus with a structure capable of reliably discharging a document, and a multi-functional machine having the same are disclosed. The image reading apparatus includes a document feed path having a document outlet, a reading unit which reads an image of a document fed through the document feed path, and a guide member which is disposed at the document outlet downstream of the reading unit to form a curl on the trailing end portion of the document. The curl formed on the document may make it possible for a subsequent document being discharged to push the curled document out of the document outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: SAMSUNG Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Hoon Choi, Yong Sok Yang
  • Publication number: 20120318445
    Abstract: A tape applying device for applying electrically conductive tape onto a board includes: a applying head for pressing the conductive tape; a tape holding unit including a reel section having a feed reel for feeding the conductive tape laminated with a separator and a wind-up reel to which the separator is to be wound up, and a tape guide section for guiding the conductive tape along with the separator to a position of pressing by the applying head; and a base section which has a tape guide driving unit for moving up and down the tape guide section, and to and from which the tape holding unit is fittable and removable. The tape guide section, while in a fitted state of being fitted to the base section, is separated from the reel section and moved up and down by driving force of the tape guide driving unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventor: Kozo Odawara
  • Patent number: 8323430
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the provision of activated temperature-sensitive and/or time-sensitive indicators for product marking. A first variant is characterized by the activation of an indicator and the subsequent application of a protective filter to the indicator, with the indicator being conveyed along an activation device and along a protective filter application unit subsequent to it in the conveying direction. A second variant is characterized by the activation of an indicator already provided with a protective filter. The invention furthermore relates to apparatus for the carrying out of the named methods as well as to a product marking which was manufactured in accordance with the methods in accordance with the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Bizerba GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Markus Uber, Juergen Bernhard, Michael Feuerstack, Uwe Jannasch
  • Patent number: 8283020
    Abstract: A laminate film having excellent barrier property is provided. The laminate film comprises a substrate film, an organic layer and an inorganic layer in that order, wherein the organic layer has a thickness of 300 nm to 2000 nm, the inorganic layer comprises silicon oxide represented by SiOx, wherein x is in a range from 0.9 to 1.5, and the organic layer has a surface satisfying Ra (100 ?m square)<50 nm, Ra (10 ?m square)<2 nm, and 75 nm<Rz (100 ?m square)<300 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventor: Shigehide Itou
  • Patent number: 8252136
    Abstract: The invention is to provide a process for production of a connected sheet product, which makes it possible to connect opposed end faces of two or more sheet products. A process for production of a connected sheet product including sheet products that are connected to one another and each have at least an optical member and a release film provided on one side of the optical member with a pressure-sensitive adhesive interposed therebetween, comprising: opposing a transverse end face of a first sheet product to a transverse end face of a second sheet product; connecting release films of the first and second sheet products with a connecting member (30a); and connecting surface members of the first and second sheet products with a connecting member (30b) on the opposite side from the release films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuo Kitada, Tadashi Yokouchi, Takaichi Amano, Tomokazu Yura
  • Patent number: 8247014
    Abstract: A fondant rolling device comprises three main parts: an axle member, a roller member, and a base member. Fondant is rolled onto the roller member, and the applied to the confection by unrolling the fondant therefrom. As the fondant is unrolled from the roller member and the fondant roller becomes smaller, the axle slides from a central portion of the base toward an outer periphery of the base, so that the fondant may be applied to the confection without interference from the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventor: Christine Marie Schnee
  • Patent number: 8206527
    Abstract: A cold film transfer method with dynamic film tensioning guides a film web intermittently through a transfer nip with dancers to use less film web. The intermittent drive and action of a transfer cylinder channel result in undesired fluctuations in film tension or web force, which directly affect dancer motors. A control system is used to avoid high loads on the motors and the web. A control circuit acts on the dancer movement, a first process variable is mapped in the control circuit and the first process variable is a function of a force acting on the dancers as a result of the transfer film or is a function of the actual current movement profile of the dancers. A measure for web tension is calculated as a function of the first process variable and/or the amplitude of the web tension is at least limited by the control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventor: Detlef Strunk
  • Patent number: 8196632
    Abstract: There is provided a mounting apparatus capable of forming dicing tapes in the process of feeding-out a strip material, and sticking the dicing tape to a ring frame to fix a semiconductor wafer. The mounting apparatus 10 sticks the dicing tape to the ring frame RF to fix the semiconductor wafer to the ring frame in a state that the ring frame RF and the semiconductor wafer W are disposed on a table 11. The mounting apparatus 10 includes a pre-cut means 13 for forming a cut L in a state of half cut in a film FL of a strip material A to form a dicing tape T in the process of feeding out the strip material A and a sticking means 34 for peeling off the dicing tape from a base sheet S to stick the dicing tape to the ring frame RF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Lintec Corporation
    Inventors: Masaki Tsujimoto, Kenji Kobayashi, Takahisa Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 8182631
    Abstract: An image-forming method, containing: providing a heat-sensitive transfer image-receiving sheet having at least one heat insulation layer containing hollow polymer particles and at least one receptor layer containing at least one latex polymer, in this order on a support, and a heat-sensitive transfer sheet having a thermal transfer layer containing a thermal transferable dye; feeding the sheets through, between a rotatable platen roller and a thermal head having heating elements aligned in a main scan direction, to move the sheets in a sub scan direction approximately perpendicular to the main scan direction, to form an image on the image-receiving sheet, in which the thermal head has a glaze provided with the heating elements and formed in a convex shape, and the glaze's convex vertex is shifted to an upstream side in the sub scan direction, with respect to the center's position of the heating elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshiharu Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20120024467
    Abstract: A method of protecting a surface, such as the surface of a windscreen of a motor vehicle, comprises providing a cylindrical roll of a plastic film one side of which has an adhesive coating afforded by a solvent-based acrylic adhesive and in which the plastic film is formed with a plurality of spaced transversely extending rows of perforations, applying the adhesive-coated side of the plastic film to the surface or structure using two spaced resilient rollers, unwinding a desired length of the plastic film from the roll and rupturing the plastic film along a selected row of perforations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventor: Andrew Harry Orchard
  • Patent number: 8099866
    Abstract: In a roll-to-roll step, an adhesive solution is applied to a release film 1 including a polyethylene terephthalate film and this film 1 is passed through a drying oven 500 regulated to 60 to 150° C. to thereby form an adhesive layer 2. Subsequently, an insulating film 3 including a polyimide film is laminated on the adhesive layer 2 at room temperature (about 25° C.) to thereby produce a layered product 6 including the release film 1, adhesive layer 2 and insulating film 3. Next, the release film 1 is stripped from the layered product 6 and a conductor film 4 including a copper foil is laminated to the adhesive layer 2 to thereby produce a conductor-clad laminate 8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventor: Daisuke Yamauchi
  • Publication number: 20110308713
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for adhering an object (12) having an adhesive tape (16) preferably having a liner (26), wherein the object having the adhesive tape contacts and is applied to the object during transport of the object having the likewise transported adhesive tape and wherein the speed of the object and the speed of the adhesive tape are synchronized during the adhesion. In order to enable adhesion of the object without influencing the adhesive tape, whereby the adhesive effect could be negatively influenced, according to the invention the object is transported by means of a handling arrangement and both the velocity and acceleration curves of the object are transferred to the transport of the adhesive tape via an axis of the handling device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Inventors: Eberhard Kroth, Harald Danz, Thomas Bischof, Andreas Hibert