And Assembly With Different Lamina Patents (Class 156/249)
  • Patent number: 10299535
    Abstract: A sole structure may include multiple macrolayers. Each of those macrolayers may include a spring plate and a layer of damping material. Macrolayers may be bonded or otherwise fixed relative to one another and provide constrained layer damping in response to impact forces occurring as a result of activity of a wearer of an article of footwear incorporating the sole structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: John Hurd, Shane S. Kohatsu
  • Patent number: 10304706
    Abstract: An LED die containing a gallium semiconductor layer is placed on a target substrate using a pick-up tool (PUT) attached to the LED die using metallic gallium. As a result of a laser lift-of (LLO) process to separate the gallium semiconductor layer from a substrate layer on which the gallium semiconductor layer is formed, a layer of gallium metal is formed on a surface of the LED die. The gallium layer is melted to form liquid gallium. A head of the PUT is contacted with the liquid gallium, whereupon the LED die is cooled such that the liquid gallium solidifies, attaching the LED die to the PUT. The PUT picks up and places the LED die at a desired location on a target substrate. The LED die can be heated to melt the gallium layer, allowing the PUT to be detached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Allan Pourchet, Pooya Saketi
  • Patent number: 10252908
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are provided for membrane bonding. A photoresist may be applied to an ultrasonic device. A portion of the photoresist may be removed. A bonding agent may be applied a portion of the photoresist that is not removed. A membrane may be placed on the ultrasonic device such that the membrane is in contact with the ultrasonic device through the bonding agent and the photoresist. The membrane and the ultrasonic device may be placed in between a first flat plate and a second flat plate, such that the second flat plate rests on top of the membrane. Light pressure may be applied to the membrane. The light pressure may be applied by one or more of the weight of the second flat plate and a pressure providing device applying pressure to either or both of the first flat plate and the second flat plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: uBeam Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Joyce, Sean Taffler, Paul Reynolds, Nicholas Lavada Nemeth, Adam Stephen Elhadad, Boozarjomehr Faraji
  • Patent number: 10236195
    Abstract: A method for transferring a device includes the following steps: forming a pliable adhesive layer on a carrier substrate; placing the device over the pliable adhesive layer; contacting a transfer head assembly with the device, in which a pliable dielectric layer of the transfer head assembly is in contact with the device during the contacting and more pliable than the device, such that the pliable dielectric layer of the transfer head assembly deforms during the contacting, and the pliable adhesive layer is more pliable than the device, such that the pliable adhesive layer deforms during the contacting; actuating the transfer head assembly to create a grip force; picking up the device by the grip force created by the transfer head assembly; and placing the device onto a receiving substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: MIKRO MESA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Li-Yi Chen, Shih-Chyn Lin
  • Patent number: 10220603
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for separating a layer from a composite structure, the structure comprising a composite stack formed from at least a support substrate, which is partially transparent at a determined wavelength, the layer to be separated and a separation layer interposed between the support substrate and the layer to be separated, the method comprising irradiation of the separation layer through the support substrate by means of incident light ray at the determined wavelength in order to induce weakening or separation by exfoliation of the separation layer, the light ray being inclined so as to form an angle of incidence ? such that ?>?min, where ?min=sin?1((n1/n0)sin(tan?1(s/2h))), n1 and n0, respectively, being the refractive index of the support substrate and the refractive index of the external medium in contact with the support substrate, from which the ray comes, S being the width of the ray and h being the thickness of the support substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Soitec
    Inventor: Didier Landru
  • Patent number: 10186765
    Abstract: A radio frequency (RF) antenna containing element is provided. The RF antenna containing element includes a reinforced metal foil laminate antenna bonded to a carrier layer. The reinforced metal foil laminate antenna includes a metal foil layer bonded to a reinforcement layer. The reinforcement layer can mitigate tearing of the metal foil layer during formation of the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: AVERY DENNISON RETAIL INFORMATION SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: James P. Coleman, Jay Akhave, Eric Dimalanta
  • Patent number: 10183472
    Abstract: The present invention provides a producing method of a part with adhesive and a part with adhesive produced by the method. The producing method includes: a printing process of applying, by printing, the adhesive 20 which does not express adherence property on at least a portion of a surface forming the part from the base material 1; an ultraviolet irradiation process of irradiating, the base material 1 with ultraviolet 2 to make the adhesive 20 express adherence property; an release paper pasting process of pasting release paper on the base material 1; and an outward form pressing process of punching an outer form of the part. The adhesive is previously adhered to the part before it is punched out from the base material 1, and thus, the adhesive can be adhered to the plurality of parts by one positioning operation, and the productivity can be enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: MELTEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenji Soma
  • Patent number: 10170665
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a repairing method, manufacturing method, device and electronics apparatus of micro-LED. The method for repairing a micro-LED comprises: bringing a known-good micro-LED on a conductive pick-up head into contact with a first pad on an defective position of a receiving substrate, wherein the conductive pick-up head and the known-good micro-LED are bonded via a conductive adhesive; locally joule heating a first bonding layer through the conductive pick-up head, to melt the first bonding layer, wherein the first bonding layer is provided between the known-good micro-LED and the first pad; and lifting up the conductive pick-up head after the first bonding layer is cooled, leaving the known-good micro-LED on the receiving substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Goertek.Inc
    Inventors: Quanbo Zou, Zhe Wang
  • Patent number: 10153188
    Abstract: The present invention provides a micro transfer printing method, which uses pick-up projections provided on a transfer head to suck and hold micro components arranged on a carrier plate, followed by reversing the transfer head and the carrier plate to make the transfer head positioned under the carrier plate, and then separates the transfer head and the carrier plate from each other to allow the micro components that are sucked and held by the pick-up projections to be carried by and supported on the transfer head, and then moves the transfer head that carries thereon the micro components to a location above a receiving substrate and turning the transfer head up side down to allow the micro components that are held on the pick-up projections to be positioned on the receiving substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Lixuan Chen
  • Patent number: 10140892
    Abstract: Multi-part label systems, and methods for their assembly. A carrier material with a first label and a second label removably adhered thereto is provided. The first label and second label are dispensed from the carrier material and applied to a surface simultaneously, whereby after application the underside of the first label is in contact with the surface and the undersurface of the second label is in contact with the top side of the first label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Chicago Tag & Label, Inc.
    Inventors: F. Paul Valenti, Carl Opel, Daniel Hedger
  • Patent number: 10131756
    Abstract: Disclosed is an article that includes at least one polymeric substrate assembled on at least one layer of silicone polymer, characterized in that at least one of the polymeric substrate or the layer of silicone polymer has been brought into contact with particles of titanium dioxide, magnesium oxide and/or zinc oxide, before assembly of the article, and in that at least one of the polymeric substrate or the layer of silicone polymer has been brought into contact with water before or after assembly of the article. Also disclosed is a method of preparing the article, as well as the use of particles of titanium dioxide, magnesium oxide and/or zinc oxide, for improving the adherence between a polymeric substrate and a layer of silicone polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: LABORATOIRES URGO
    Inventor: Jean-Marc Pernot
  • Patent number: 10026339
    Abstract: A flexible laminate structure for making a package and methods for constructing such flexible laminate structures are described that provide a peelable portion integral to the laminate structure. An inner ink layer may be printed on the peelable portion that includes a promotional offer, such as in the form of a barcode, where the inner ink layer is not visible to a consumer without first peeling the peelable portion off the package due to the presence of one or more blocker ink layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: SONOCO DEVELOPMENT, INC.
    Inventors: Scott William Huffer, Jonathan Edward Trollen
  • Patent number: 9982986
    Abstract: A system and method for creating and utilizing a construction aid for the construction of a mechanical structure is provided. Specifically, the disclosure may provide a visually transparent or semi-transparent, adhesive template capable of conforming to objects having curved and/or flat surfaces including indicia marked on portions thereof indicating, for example, the location, size, and type of fasteners to be used, or other construction information, is provided. The indicia may be comprised of lines and symbols of differing size, shape and color, as well as verbiage for additional assembly instructions. The adhesive template may be either visually or mechanically indexed to the mechanical structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: BRON AEROTECH, INC.
    Inventors: Brett A. Jones, Michael G. Shand, Leonard McLaughlin
  • Patent number: 9956705
    Abstract: This compactor includes first rollers having first roller surfaces that press a laminated sheet from the second surface side of a release sheet, the first rollers being disposed separated from each other; and a second roller having a second roller surface that presses the laminated sheet from the second surface side of the release sheet, the second roller being disposed such that the second roller surface faces a gap provided between the first rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Megumu Tsuruta, Takashi Shibutani, Kentarou Saeki, Yoshitomo Noda, Kosuke Owatari
  • Patent number: 9937690
    Abstract: A two-stage application device is disclosed for installing a screen protector on a display screen of a screen-mounted device. The application device includes a base, a first actuating lever, and a second actuating lever. The base includes an accommodation and a support, wherein the support defines first grooves and second grooves. The first actuating lever has first controlled pivot portions guided and limited by the first grooves, a first pressing portion, a first arm, and a body with a positioning protrusion. The second actuating lever has second controlled pivot portions guided and limited by the second grooves, a second pressing portion, a second arm, and a body. A kit is also disclosed for protecting a display screen of a screen-mounted device, which includes a two-stage application device, and at least one screen protector including a protective film with at least one adhesive layer, and a backing sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignees: COAGENT INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chin-Hsin Lin
  • Patent number: 9928958
    Abstract: A method is provided for making a high permittivity dielectric material for use in capacitors. Several high permittivity materials in an organic nonconductive media with enhanced properties and methods for making the same are disclosed. A general method for the formation of thin films of some particular dielectric material is disclosed, wherein organic polymers are utilized to produce low conductivity dielectric coatings. Additionally, a method whereby the formation of certain transition metal salts as salt or oxide matrices is demonstrated at low temperatures utilizing mild reducing agents. Further, a circuit structure and associated method of operation for the recovery and regeneration of the leakage current from the long-term storage capacitors is provided in order to enhance the manufacturing yield and utility performance of such devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Carver Scientific, Inc.
    Inventor: David Reginald Carver
  • Patent number: 9916930
    Abstract: A method is provided for making a high permittivity dielectric material for use in capacitors. Several high permittivity materials in an organic nonconductive media with enhanced properties and methods for making the same are disclosed. A general method for the formation of thin films of some particular dielectric material is disclosed, wherein organic polymers are utilized to produce low conductivity dielectric coatings. Additionally, a method whereby the formation of certain transition metal salts as salt or oxide matrices is demonstrated at low temperatures utilizing mild reducing agents. Further, a circuit structure and associated method of operation for the recovery and regeneration of the leakage current from the long-term storage capacitors is provided in order to enhance the manufacturing yield and utility performance of such devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Carver Scientific, Inc.
    Inventor: David Reginald Carver
  • Patent number: 9862142
    Abstract: Devices and methods for fusing materials using a heating element, where the overall mass to be sealed varies along the length of the seal. According to the invention, the heating element has a different profile in different areas. According to some aspects, the thickness and/or cross section of the heating element is different in different areas so that when a current is passed through the heating element, each area heats to a different degree. In some aspects, the heating element is shaped to conform to the shape of the parts to be fused together. The transition between areas of different thickness or cross-sectional area, or between areas of different shape may be sharply defined. This abrupt transition may be created by machining the heating element to a finished shape rather than bending flat stock to shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Trlby Innovative LLC
    Inventor: Robert J. Mileti
  • Patent number: 9667953
    Abstract: Provided are a display device and polarizing glasses. The display device allows a user to wear polarizing glasses including a positive or negative uniaxial retardation layer and observe stereoscopic images. The display device includes a uniaxial retardation layer with the opposite sign to the uniaxial retardation layer included in the polarizing glasses so that the display device can have highly improved upper, lower, left, and right viewing angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Byoung Kun Jeon, Su Young Ryu, Moon Soo Park
  • Patent number: 9624734
    Abstract: A rig skidding method involving raising a rig on jacks, positioning skid tracks comprising low friction plastic underneath the rig, lowering the rig, and skidding the rig along the skid tracks to a new site for rig operations. At the new site, the process is reversed to leave the rig on the ground at the new location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Ardy Rigging Ltd.
    Inventor: Rocky E. Davis
  • Patent number: 9543197
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to techniques and configurations for an integrated circuit (IC) package having one or more dies connected to an integrated circuit substrate by an interface layer. In one embodiment, the interface layer may include an anisotropic portion configured to conduct electrical signals in the out-of-plane direction between one or more components, such as a die and an integrated circuit substrate. In another embodiment, the interface layer may be a dielectric or electrically insulating layer. In yet another embodiment, the interface layer may include an anisotropic portion that serves as an interconnect between two components, a dielectric or insulating portion, and one or more interconnect structures that are surrounded by the dielectric or insulating portion and serve as interconnects between the same or other components. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chuan Hu, Dingying Xu, Yoshihiro Tomita
  • Patent number: 9527333
    Abstract: An in-line process is provided for economical manufacture of attractive flat paper substrate transaction cards with or without an RFID chip embedded therein. In the user-friendly process, one or more continuous webs from roller paper are automatically fed and sequentially advanced through a series of operations and stations in a single pass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Inventors: Mark A. Lamb, Joseph R. Hogan
  • Patent number: 9492338
    Abstract: A novel pressure-sensitive adhesive tape package easy to open and easy in application of an adhesive tape is disclosed. The pressure-sensitive adhesive tape package 10 according to the present invention includes an adhesive tape 14 that accommodates a support 18 and an adhesive agent layer 12 provided on one surface of the support 18, and a release sheet 16 releasably attached to the adhesive agent layer 12. Moreover, the release sheet 16 is folded with the adhesive tape 14, and the adhesive tape 14 is sealed inside of the folded release sheet 16. A plurality of temporary attach portions 50 to 54 spaced from each other is provided in a half of the adhesive agent layer 12 in the adhesive tape 14 to securely expose the half when the release sheet 16 is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: HISAMITSU PHARMACEUTICAL CO., INC.
    Inventors: Takafumi Miyachika, Hiroyuki Taketomi
  • Patent number: 9427944
    Abstract: A method of laminating a transfer section of a transfer layer to a substrate is performed using a reverse-image transfer printing device. The device includes a transfer ribbon, a print ribbon, a print head, and a laminating device. The transfer ribbon comprises the transfer layer, which is attached to a carrier layer. The print head is configured to transfer print material from the print ribbon to the transfer layer. Non-transfer portions of the transfer section are heated to a deactivation temperature using the print head. The transfer section is laminated to the substrate by heating the non-transfer portions and transfer portions of the transfer section using the laminating device. This bonds the transfer portions the substrate. The carrier layer is the removed from the transfer portions leaving the transfer portions bonded to the substrate. The non-transfer portions remain attached to the carrier layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Assa Abloy AB
    Inventor: Michael Woizeschke
  • Patent number: 9413034
    Abstract: Provided is a method for manufacturing a solid battery by which a high-power solid battery can be manufactured. The present invention is a method for manufacturing a solid battery having a pair of electrode layers, and a solid electrolyte layer disposed between the pair of electrode layers, the method including a preparing step to prepare a foil-electrolyte laminated body having a foil and a solid electrolyte layer which contains a binder and is disposed on at least one face of the foil, an electrode layer forming step to form an electrode layer by laminating an electrode material on a surface of the solid electrolyte layer of the foil-electrolyte laminated body prepared by the preparing step and pressing them, and a foil removing step to remove the foil after the electrode layer forming step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shigenori Hama, Shiyo Tadokoro, Koji Kawamoto
  • Patent number: 9352542
    Abstract: A bonding method including an adhesive layer forming process in which a thermoplastic adhesive is applied to a substrate or a support plate and an adhesive layer is formed; a heating process in which the adhesive layer that is formed on the substrate or the support plate is heated; and a bonding process in which the substrate and the support plate are pressed against each other via the heated adhesive layer, thereby bonding the substrate and the support plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: TOKYO OHKA KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Inao, Atsuo Kajima, Takuma Hasegawa, Koki Tamura, Shigeru Yokoi
  • Patent number: 9296843
    Abstract: The present invention provides a simple, non-destructive and versatile method that enables layer-by-layer (LbL) assembly to be performed on virtually any substrate. A novel catechol-functionalized polymer which adsorbs to virtually all surfaces and can serve as a platform for LbL assembly in a surface-independent fashion is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Phillip B. Messersmith, Haeshin Lee, Yuhan Lee, Zhongqiang Liu, Lesley Hamming
  • Patent number: 9287217
    Abstract: A dicing die-bonding film and a method of forming a groove in a dicing die-bonding film, the film including a base film; a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer stacked on the base film; and a bonding layer stacked on the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer, wherein the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer includes a first region overlapping with the bonding layer, and a second region not overlapping with the bonding layer, the second region including a third region adjacent to the first region, and a fourth region adjacent to the third region and having a groove formed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: CHEIL INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Baek Soung Park, Jae Won Choi, Sung Min Kim, In Hwan Kim, Jun Woo Lee, Su Ml Im
  • Patent number: 9267745
    Abstract: A composite heat spreader (10) having an in-plane thermal conductivity of greater than 600 W/m*K and a thickness of greater than 50 microns, the composite heat spreader including a first element (20) which includes at least one sheet of compressed particles of exfoliated graphite having a density of at least about 1.4 grams/cc; and a second element (30) which includes at least one sheet of synthetic graphite having a density of at least 1.8 grams/cc and an in-plane thermal conductivity of at least 700 W/m*K, where the first element and the second element are joined into a composite sheet without the use of adhesives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: GrafTech International Holdings Inc.
    Inventor: John L. Southard, II
  • Patent number: 9236420
    Abstract: A flexible organic light-emitting display device and a method of manufacturing the flexible organic light-emitting display device are provided. The flexible organic light-emitting display device comprises a lower flexible substrate assembly and an upper flexible substrate assembly that are bonded by a bonding layer. The lower flexible substrate assembly includes a first flexible substrate, a thin film transistor formed on the first flexible substrate, a white organic light-emitting element formed on the thin film transistor, and an encapsulation layer formed on the white organic light-emitting element. The upper flexible substrate assembly comprises a second flexible substrate, an interlayer and a touch sensing unit formed on the interlayer layer. The interlayer may be at least one of a color filter layer, a transparent resin layer, an insulating film layer and a second flexible substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: MiJung Lee, JongHyun Park, SooYoung Yoon
  • Patent number: 9211734
    Abstract: When a label printer detects the paper width, the paper width detection operation scans the transportation path in the paper width direction by the paper width detector not once but twice, and conveys the recording medium transportation distance L, which is longer than the gap length of the gap between labels and is shorter than the label length of each label, between the first and second paper width detection operations. Of the two positions detected as the left edge of the recording medium in the first and second detection operations, the position that is farthest left is used. Likewise, of the two positions detected as the right edge of the recording medium in the first and second detection operations, the position that is farthest right is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Saikawa, Hideki Nishimura
  • Patent number: 9169575
    Abstract: It is often desirable to release graphene from its growth substrate. Present graphene release techniques can damage the graphene and produce significant quantities of hazardous waste. Electrowetting techniques can be used in alternative approaches for releasing graphene from its growth substrate. Methods for releasing graphene by electrowetting can include providing a metal substrate having graphene adhered thereto, applying a dielectric layer to the graphene to form a coated structure, placing the coated structure in a liquid medium, establishing an electrical potential between the metal substrate and a conductor disposed proximate to at least a portion of the dielectric layer such that the electrical potential induces infiltration of the liquid medium between at least a portion of the metal substrate and the graphene, and releasing the graphene from the metal substrate in the presence of the infiltrated liquid medium. The electrical potential can be maintained until the graphene is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Peter V. Bedworth, Jacob Louis Swett
  • Patent number: 9111981
    Abstract: New temporary bonding methods and articles formed from those methods are provided. The methods comprise bonding a device wafer to a carrier wafer or substrate only at their outer perimeters in order to assist in protecting the device wafer and its device sites during subsequent processing and handling. The edge bonds formed by this method are chemically and thermally resistant, but can also be softened, dissolved, or mechanically disrupted to allow the wafers to be easily separated with very low forces and at or near room temperature at the appropriate stage in the fabrication process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Brewer Science Inc.
    Inventors: Tony D. Flaim, Jeremy McCutcheon
  • Patent number: 9079383
    Abstract: A method of applying optical film to a large format display panel is described. The method utilizes optical film (20) that has been pre-cut to cover a given area of the panel, such that the film does not need to be cut or trimmed after it is adhered to the panel. The method is suitable for use with large format display panels such as those having viewable areas of 208 cm (82 inches) diagonal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Scott M. Tapio, Robert J. Reuter, Audrey A. Sherman
  • Publication number: 20150144932
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an adhesive film, to an encapsulated product of an organic electronic device using same and to a method for encapsulating an organic electronic device using same. More particularly, an adhesive film for encapsulating an organic electronic device comprises: a protective film layer, a first adhesive layer, a second adhesive layer and a release film layer sequentially arranged. The peel strength (A) between the first adhesive layer and the protective film layer is lower than the peel strength (B) between the second adhesive layer and the release film layer, and the peel strength (B) between the second adhesive layer and the release film layer is lower than the peel strength (C) between the first adhesive layer and an encapsulation substrate, thus improving faults during a peeling process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Kyung Yul BAE, Hyun Jee YOO, Seung Min LEE, Yoon Gyung CHO, Suk Ky CHANG, Jung Sup SHIM
  • Publication number: 20150143986
    Abstract: An armored door panel includes a planar device having a layered arrangement including a protection layer comprised of a ballistic material and an outer surface layer arranged on the outer side of the protection layer. The planar device is affixed to an existing door to prevent ballistic projectile from penetrating the door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: George C. Tunis, III, Scott Kendall, Emily Heinauer
  • Patent number: 9039858
    Abstract: A composite strip and a method of manufacturing a pre-cured composite strip. A pre-cured composite strip having a thermoset resin may be placed on a surface of a portion of a composite component where a caul plate seam may be expected. Caul plates may be placed on the composite component after placing the pre-cured composite strip to form the caul plate seam. The composite component may be cured after placing the caul plates on the composite component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Kenneth M. Dull, William H. Ingram
  • Patent number: 9039857
    Abstract: An adherend surface of an adherend is stuck with a protection sheet being in substantially the same shape as the adherend surface and including base and adhesive layer by a method including: sticking the sheet on a first surface of a sticking tool foldable along a symmetry-axis position of the sheet; folding the tool with the sheet such that a second surface opposite to the first surface comes inside; peeling the sheet to a folded portion of the tool to expose a portion of the adhesive layer with the tool folded; pressing the exposed portion of the adhesive layer against the adherend surface to stick a portion of the sheet on the adherend; and moving the tool along the adherend surface to expose a remaining portion of the adhesive layer and pressing the remaining portion against the adherend surface to stick a remaining portion of the sheet on the adherend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: LINTEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masahiro Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20150136313
    Abstract: Rail-mounted lift systems are disclosed. In one embodiment, the lift system includes a rail having at least one conductor positioned on an upper interior surface of the rail. A carriage may be slidably disposed in the rail for relative movement to the rail. The carriage generally includes a carriage body, at least one pair of support wheels rotatably coupled to the carriage body and slidably engaged with the rail, and a conductor truck comprising at least one conductive roller rotatably attached to the conductor truck. The conductor truck may be mounted to the carriage body with a biasing member upwardly biasing the conductive roller into rolling engagement with the at least one conductor. A lift unit may be coupled to the carriage body and includes a motor paying out and taking up a lifting strap. The lift unit is electrically coupled to the at least one conductive roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: LIKO RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT AB
    Inventors: Robert Bergenstråle, Mattias Andersson
  • Publication number: 20150136315
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a transfer film for attaching protection film to flat panel display and method for manufacturing the flat panel display using the same. The present disclosure suggests a transfer film comprising: a lower film; and a protection film temporarily attached on the lower film and including a base film and an adhesion layer disposed on an upper surface of the base film. In the present disclosure, the flat panel display can be encapsulated using a transfer film having a protection film temporarily attached on a flexible lower film, so that it is possible to perfectly encapsulate the flat panel display with the protection film without any foreign material such as air bubble.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jongmoo KIM, Chanwoo LEE
  • Publication number: 20150138746
    Abstract: Double-sided reworkable pressure sensitive adhesive tape joins electronic device structures. The reworkable pressure sensitive adhesive tape has a pair of polymer carrier layers that are attached to each other using a thermoplastic adhesive. Opposing outer surfaces of the carrier layers are coated with pressure sensitive adhesive. The thermoplastic material that is used in attaching the carriers to each has a softening temperature that allows the thermoplastic material to be softened without significantly softening the carrier layers. When the thermoplastic material is softened, the structures that have been joined using the tape may be separated from each other. This divides the tape into two tape remnants. After cooling the tape remnants to restore cohesive strength to the pressure sensitive adhesive, the tape remnants can be cleanly peeled away from the structures. Additional reworkable tape may then be used to reattach the structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: James R. Krogdahl
  • Publication number: 20150136314
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the instant invention is a kit having at least: a tray, having: a first cutout, a second cutout, and a third cutout; and a protective film for an electronic device, where a first alignment tab and a second alignment tab are attached to the protective film, where the at least one first alignment tab includes a first alignment portion that extends from an edge of the protective film, where the at least one second alignment tab includes a second alignment portion that extends from the edge of the protective film, where the first alignment portion of the first alignment tab matches a shape of the second cutout and where the second alignment portion of the second alignment tab matches a shape of the third cutout so that the first alignment tab and the second alignment tab are capable of aligning the protective film within the first cutout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Keiko Napier
  • Publication number: 20150136631
    Abstract: An overlapping wrap-around label for adhesively attaching around the circumference of an article has a first indicator component and a second indicator component, which by being brought into contact with one another form an indicator arrangement. The first indicator component is arranged in a first portion of the area of the overlapping wrap-around label and the second indicator component is arranged in a second portion of the area of the overlapping wrap-around label. The second portion is offset from the first portion along a first direction and is thereby arranged separately from the first indicator component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Schreiner Group GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Peter Seidl
  • Patent number: 9033102
    Abstract: An acoustic damping article includes a substrate, wherein the substrate has a surface area S. The acoustic composition further includes a polymer resin. The polymer resin coats partially the surface area with a set of areas. The ratio of the coated areas over the surface area S is less than 1 and the polymer resin coverage is not greater than about 500 g/m2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN PERFORMANCE PLASTICS CHAINEUX
    Inventors: Sylvain Payot, Georges Moineau, Benjamin Mardaga, Ahmet Comert
  • Publication number: 20150129122
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a flexible display panel includes forming an adhesive layer by depositing an inorganic material on a flexible substrate, forming a hydroxyl group on a surface of the adhesive layer by modifying the surface of the adhesive layer, laminating a glass substrate to the modified surface of the adhesive layer and forming a heat-treated layer by heating the glass substrate and the adhesive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Sun-Ho KIM
  • Publication number: 20150131198
    Abstract: Embodiments of a high-permittivity, low-leakage energy storage device, such as a capacitor, and methods of making the energy storage device are disclosed. The disclosed device includes electrically conductive first and second electrodes, and a sterically constrained dielectric film disposed between the first and second electrodes. The sterically constrained dielectric film comprises a plurality of polymeric molecules, and at least some of the polymeric molecules are bound to the first electrode. The disclosed device may include an insulative layer between the first electrode and the dielectric film and/or between the second electrode and the dielectric film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: David Reginald Carver, Robert Glenn Carver, Bradford Wesley Fulfer, Jaime Hayes Gibbs, Sean Claudius Hall, Aaron Trent Priddy, Sean William Reynolds
  • Publication number: 20150131035
    Abstract: Electronic devices may be provided with displays that have polarizers. A polarizer may have a polymer layer that has a portion covered with a dichroic dye to form a polarized region and a portion that is free of dichroic dye to form an unpolarized region. The unpolarized region may be formed by masking the polymer layer during a dye coating process. Masks may be formed from polymers. The shape of the mask may define the shape of the unpolarized region. The mask may be left in place within the polarizer or may be removed from the polarizer during fabrication. Unpolarized regions may also be formed by light bleaching, chemical bleaching, and material removal techniques. Bleached areas may be chemically stabilized. A moisture barrier layer may be incorporated into the polarizer to help prevent the unpolarized region from reverting to a polarized state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Cheng Chen
  • Publication number: 20150129394
    Abstract: A laboratory automation system is described, comprising an automatic conveyor belt sliding within a sliding profile of a lane, and a coating tape interposed between the automatic conveyor belt and the sliding profile. The profile includes a first region onto which a coating tape is applied by gluing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Gianandrea Pedrazzini
  • Patent number: 9028629
    Abstract: A composite comprising adhered components and method of refurbishing such composites are described herein. The composite includes a first component, a second component, and the first component being adhered to the second component using an adhesive stack. The adhesive stack comprises a first adhesive-impregnated scrim layer disposed between the first component and the second component and a bulk adhesive layer disposed between the first component and the second component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Carlos A. Fracchia, Terry A. Sewell, Charles A. Rhodes
  • Patent number: 9023167
    Abstract: A process for coating a substrate comprising the sequential steps of (a) providing a transfer sheet provided with a printed powder coating, (b) applying the transfer sheet onto the substrate with the powder coating in contact with the substrate, (c) removing the transfer sheet from the powder coating and (d) curing the powder coating on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel Coatings International B.V.
    Inventor: Kevin Jeffrey Kittle