And Assembly With Different Lamina Patents (Class 156/249)
  • Patent number: 10710351
    Abstract: A system for continuously manufacturing an optical display device and methods thereof are described. The system and method include a feeding unit for feeding an optical film, which includes a release film and a plurality of sheet pieces of a polarized film. The system and method further include a peeling unit for peeling the sheet pieces of the polarized film; a winding unit for winding the release film form the sheet pieces of the polarized film; and a controlling unit. The controlling unit controls at least one of the feeding unit, the winding unit, and the laminating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: San Park, Hang Suk Choi, Eung Jin Jang, Suk Jae Lee, Kyung Hyeok Park, Bong Su Jeung, Jea Han Ryoo, Cheon Ho Park, Pil Soo Nam, Beom Seok Lee
  • Patent number: 10690711
    Abstract: An electrostatic test device for a display module includes: a fixing frame; an electrostatic test probe on the fixing frame; a film-stripping mechanism on the fixing frame, the film-stripping mechanism being configured to strip off a protective film on the display module; and a drive assembly configured to drive the electrostatic test probe and/or the film-stripping mechanism to move.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., ORDOS YUANSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Long Lian, Tianlei Shi, Wulijibaier Tang, Zhongping Zhao, Ruijun Hao, Xiaojie Wang, Le Sun
  • Patent number: 10661542
    Abstract: A method for transferring graphene according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes a process of transferring graphene of a metal sheet onto a thermal release film in each vacuum chamber and a process of transferring the graphene of the thermal release film onto a base material substrate. According to the method for transferring graphene, adhesion is increased by removing bubbles or foreign substances at the time of transferring the graphene to prevent separation of the graphene at the time of etching a metal substrate and enhance an adhesive quality state of the graphene on a target substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: CHARMGRAPHENE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yong Ki Kim
  • Patent number: 10622230
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a protective tape attaching method for attaching a protective tape to a wafer, the protective tape having a size corresponding to the size of the wafer. The protective tape attaching method includes: a bending step of bending a release paper to which an adhesive layer of the protective tape is previously attached, stretching the release paper to peel a front end portion of the protective tape from the release paper, and attaching the front end portion of the protective tape to the wafer; and an attaching step of pressing the other side of the protective tape opposite to the adhesive layer by using a pressure roller to thereby bring the adhesive layer of the protective tape into close contact with the wafer after performing the bending step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: DISCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaru Nakamura, Yuya Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 10559230
    Abstract: A combined primary label and secondary label comprises a first piece of paper, a first release coating disposed on a portion of the first piece of paper, a second piece of paper, a second release coating different from the first release coating and disposed on a portion of the second piece of paper. The combined primary and secondary label further comprises an adhesive layer disposed between the first and second pieces of paper such that (i) a primary label can be peeled away with at least some adhesive of the adhesive layer from the second release coating disposed on the portion of the second piece of paper, and (ii) a secondary label can be peeled away with at least some adhesive of the same adhesive layer from the first release coating disposed on the portion of the first piece of paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Iconex LLC
    Inventor: Robert McDaniel
  • Patent number: 10515840
    Abstract: An expanding method for expanding an expandable sheet is provided. A wafer is attached to a central portion of the expandable sheet and an annular frame is attached to a peripheral portion of the expandable sheet. The expanding method includes an annular frame holding step of holding the annular frame by using a holding unit, an expanding step of pushing the expandable sheet by using a pushing unit, thereby expanding the expandable sheet, a suction holding step of holding the wafer through the expandable sheet on a holding table under suction, and a push force removing step of removing a push force applied from the pushing unit to the expandable sheet. A minute projection for preventing the shrinkage of the expandable sheet is formed on the holding table along the outer circumference thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: DISCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jinyan Zhao, Yoshiaki Yodo
  • Patent number: 10507634
    Abstract: An application device that applies an adhesive-backed film to a base material having a bonding surface, along a first direction which is an extending direction of the base material, comprises: an application mechanism having an application unit that applies the film from a first end to a second end in the first direction on the base material by pressing the film; and a film gripping part that grips an end portion of the film on the second end side and can be driven in a second direction that is orthogonal to the first direction and is a direction in which the bonding surface and the film are opposed to each other, wherein the application unit presses the film by moving in the first and second directions relative to the base material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Compnay
    Inventors: Masayuki Kubota, Taishi Tokunaga, Takayoshi Fujino, Katsunori Sakai, Hiroki Wakamatsu
  • Patent number: 10500827
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an attachment device, an attachment system and a method for attaching a protection film using the attachment system. The attachment device includes an adsorption stage and a handle fixedly connected to the adsorption stage, wherein the adsorption stage is provided with an adsorption surface and a suction hole, and the suction hole is communicated with a plurality of adsorption mouths in the adsorption surface and is configured to connect to a suction device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yi Wang, Ji Zhang, Wei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10468398
    Abstract: A method of making a micro-transfer printed system includes providing a source wafer having a plurality of micro-transfer printable source devices arranged at a source spatial density; providing an intermediate wafer having a plurality of micro-transfer printable intermediate supports arranged at an intermediate spatial density less than or equal to the source spatial density; providing a destination substrate; micro-transfer printing the source devices from the source wafer to the intermediate supports of the intermediate wafer with a source stamp having a plurality of posts at a source transfer density to make an intermediate device on each intermediate support; and micro-transfer printing the intermediate devices from the intermediate wafer to the destination substrate at a destination spatial density less than the source spatial density with an intermediate stamp having a plurality of posts at an intermediate transfer density less than the source transfer density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: X-Celeprint Limited
    Inventors: Christopher Bower, Matthew Meitl
  • Patent number: 10464295
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a protective film having a structure capable of protecting an adherend and an electronic appliance including the same. The protective film includes a protection layer comprising polyolefin, and an adhesive layer laminated on the protection layer and comprising a silicone adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Do-Hwan Kim, Chang Hyun Park
  • Patent number: 10443131
    Abstract: A method of forming a patterned metal unit on an article. The method includes the steps of: providing an article that has an insulating surface; transferring a catalyst layer onto the insulating surface of the article, the catalyst layer including a catalytic material; removing a part of the catalyst layer to form a patterned catalyst layer; and forming a patterned metal layer on the patterned catalyst layer by an electroless plating technique to obtain a patterned metal unit that is constituted by the patterned catalyst layer and the patterned metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Taiwan Green Point Enterprises Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Pen-Yi Liao, Hui-Ching Chuang, Chih-Hao Chen, Jing-Yi Yang, Wen-Chia Tsai, Yao-Tsung Ho
  • Patent number: 10427396
    Abstract: According to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention, there is provided a system for manufacturing a display unit, which includes: a carrying unit configured to carry an optical film, wherein the optical film includes a release film which is extended in a longitudinal direction, and a plurality of sheet pieces of a polarizing film which are arranged in a longitudinal direction and include adhesive layers, wherein the sheet piece of a polarizing film is adhered to the release film through the adhesive layer so that the polarizing film sheet piece is peeled from the release film; a peeling unit configured to fold back inwardly the release film of the optical film carried by the carrying unit toward an inner side and peel the polarizing film sheet piece from the release film; a winding unit configured to wind the release film peeled by the peeling unit; and an attachment unit configured to attach the polarizing film sheet piece peeled from the release film to one surface of a panel, while carrying the p
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Beom Seok Lee, Suk Jae Lee, Kyung Hyeok Park, San Park, Hang Suk Choi, Eung Jin Jang, Bong Su Jeung, Jea Han Ryoo
  • Patent number: 10431122
    Abstract: A method is provided for setting, by a processor, a minimum and maximum symbol size for rendering at different zoom levels on a digital map. In another embodiment of the invention, the size of overlay features, such as line widths, received by a processor is automatically adjusted for different zoom levels depending on the average size of map features, such as polygons. In one example, line widths are decreased, and/or made partially transparent, as the map views are zoomed out, finally being altogether eliminated. In one embodiment, the system automatically analyzes received data to determine an appropriate way to map the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI)
    Inventors: Mark Harrower, Jeremy Bartley, Michael Minami, Praveenkumar Ponnusamy, Jerome Chia-rung Yang
  • Patent number: 10424227
    Abstract: Multi-part label systems, and methods for their assembly. A linerless label roll separable into at least a first label and a second label is provided. The first label and second label are dispensed from the linerless label roll 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: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Chicago Tab & Label Inc.
    Inventors: F. Paul Valenti, Jr., Carl Opel, Daniel Hedger
  • Patent number: 10418512
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing light emitting diode crystal grains includes steps of providing a first substrate; forming a buffer layer on the first substrate; forming a UV blocking layer on buffer layer; and forming a plurality of light emitting diode crystal grains on the buffer layer. The emitting diode crystal grains together form a wafer. An auxiliary substrate is provided and coated with an adhesive layer. The auxiliary substrate is pressed to the wafer, the adhesive layer fills gaps between the light emitting diode crystal grains, and solidifies the adhesive layer. The second surface is irradiated and gasified. The first substrate is thus separated from the UV blocking layer and the adhesive layer is dissolved, thus achieving a plurality of light-emitting diode crystal grains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: ADVANCED OPTOELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: Po-Min Tu, Tzu-Chien Hung, Chia-Hui Shen, Chien-Shiang Huang, Chien-Chung Peng, Ya-Wen Lin, Ching-Hsueh Chiu
  • Patent number: 10410903
    Abstract: Some embodiments include a method. The method can include: providing a carrier substrate; providing a bond promoting layer over the carrier substrate; and depositing a first device substrate over the carrier substrate and the bond promoting layer. The first device substrate can be configured to bond to the carrier substrate with a first device substrate-carrier substrate adhesion strength. Meanwhile, depositing the first device substrate can include: bonding the first device substrate to the bond promoting layer, the first device substrate bonding to the bond promoting layer with a first device substrate-bond promoting layer adhesion strength greater than the first device substrate-carrier substrate adhesion strength; and coupling the first device substrate to the carrier substrate. Other embodiments of related methods and devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Emmett Howard, Nicholas Munizza, Paul Yee, Zachary Hartke
  • Patent number: 10399287
    Abstract: A manufacturing arrangement realized for the manufacture of a rotor blade, including a pair of tracks arranged along the longitudinal sides of a blade mold, a first gantry assembly realized to span the track pair and to carry a first tool arrangement, which first tool arrangement includes at least a fiber distributor, a second gantry assembly realized to span the track pair and to carry a second tool arrangement, and a control arrangement realized to effect a coordinated movement of the gantry assemblies along the track pair and to coordinate the operation of the second tool arrangement with the operation of the first tool arrangement, is provided. A manufacturing line, a method of manufacturing a rotor blade, and a wind turbine rotor blade are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: SIEMENS GAMESA RENEWABLE ENERGY A/S
    Inventor: Karsten Schibsbye
  • Patent number: 10381224
    Abstract: Some embodiments include a method. The method can include: providing a carrier substrate; providing a first bond promoting layer over the carrier substrate; providing a second bond promoting layer over the carrier substrate; and depositing a first device substrate over the carrier substrate, the first bond promoting layer, and the second bond promoting layer. The first device substrate can be configured to bond to the carrier substrate with a first device substrate-carrier substrate adhesion strength. Meanwhile, depositing the first device substrate can include: bonding the first device substrate to the first bond promoting layer, the first device substrate bonding to the first bond promoting layer with a first device substrate-first bond promoting layer adhesion strength greater than the first device substrate-carrier substrate adhesion strength; and coupling the first device substrate to the carrier substrate. Other embodiments of related methods and devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Emmett Howard, Nicholas Munizza, Paul Yee, Zachary Hartke
  • Patent number: 10364374
    Abstract: A system for protecting a surface of a substrate includes a protective film, which is configured to be applied and secured to the surface, as well as a backing on an adherent surface of the protective film and an application tape over an exterior surface of the protective film. Protruding features, such as tabs, adjacent to different peripheral edges of the protective film may enable removal of the backing and the application tape from the protective film, and may include features that indicate the order in which each protruding feature is to be grasped to peel its corresponding element away from the protective film. Methods of using such a system are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: ZAGG Intellectual Property Holding Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Jim A. Colby, Gregory E. Booth, Jonathan B. Benson, Derek M. Smith, James McGuire
  • Patent number: 10358246
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of operating an apparatus for applying drinking straws to packaging containers. The method comprises the steps of performing a motion cycle of a drive means for bringing at least one drinking straw into a picking position, and adapting said motion cycle such that, at the point when an application device picks the drinking straw at the picking position, the acceleration of the drive means is substantially zero and the velocity of the drive means is kept at a set point velocity. The invention also relates to an apparatus being operated according to the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: TETRA LAVAL HOLDINGS & FINANCE S.A.
    Inventor: Ashraf Zarur
  • 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: 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: 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