And Assembly With Different Lamina Patents (Class 156/249)
  • Patent number: 11505346
    Abstract: A packaging machine for producing packs with a group of cigarettes as pack content, having individual manufacturing units which are arranged adjacent to one another on a manufacturing line and which are (non-destructively) separable from one another in each case in the region of or along (imaginary) parting planes between them and are removable from the manufacturing line as required, wherein the packaging machine can be converted from a first configuration, in which a first pack type can be manufactured, into a second configuration, in which a second pack type which differs from the first pack type can be manufactured, by removing at least one separable manufacturing unit from the manufacturing line, by replacing at least one separable manufacturing unit with another separable manufacturing unit and/or by adding at least one further separable manufacturing unit to the manufacturing line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventors: Michael Schlenker, Henry Buse
  • Patent number: 11504978
    Abstract: An agnostic in-line verification system and method produce finished RFID-enabled tags including labels, tags, tickets, stickers and the like. Includes is an RFID-verification base unit with an RFID-verifier that checks for verification of programmed data of the RFID-enabled tags. A feed module is positioned upstream of the RFID-verification base to receive a flow of RFID-enabled tags to be finished through RFID verification, and a collector module is downstream of the RFID-verification base unit and that receives RFID-verified tags from the RFID-verification base unit. In systems that feed a continuous stream of uncut tags, a cutter module is positioned between the verification base unit and the collector module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Retail Information Services LLC
    Inventors: George T. Raphael, Peter Cockerell, Donald Ward, Joshua Blauvelt, Timothy Entingh, Jason Wheeler, Augustine Diciacce
  • Patent number: 11485064
    Abstract: Disclosed are a film pasting method and apparatus. The method includes: providing a protective film sheet, an electronic device and a push mechanism; aligning the protective film sheet with a screen; moving the push mechanism from a first side to a second side so as to sequentially paste the protective film sheet on the screen correspondingly. During a process of film pasting, an area where the protective film sheet is pasted with the screen defines a contact boundary proximate to the second side, the protective film sheet enters an exhaust state when the contact boundary moves, a contact angle is formed between a connection face which is formed by the contact boundary and the second side, and the screen, the contact angle gradually decreases along a moving direction of the contact boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: JIANGMEN IGUARDER ELECTRONIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Haiying Chen
  • Patent number: 11479382
    Abstract: A battery label attachment apparatus for attaching a label to a battery including a label support on which the label is placed, an alignment check part configured to check whether an alignment state of the label is normal or defective, and a label aligning part configured to align the label when the alignment state determined by the alignment check part is defective is provided. A method for attaching a label to a battery is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Seok Won Jeung, Ju Hwan Baek, Geon Tae Park
  • Patent number: 11476216
    Abstract: A method of selectively transferring micro devices from a donor substrate to contact pads on a receiver substrate. Micro devices being attached to a donor substrate with a donor force. The donor substrate and receiver substrate are aligned and brought together so that selected micro devices meet corresponding contact pads. A receiver force is generated to hold selected micro devices to the contact pads on the receiver substrate. The donor force is weakened and the substrates are moved apart leaving selected micro devices on the receiver substrate. Several methods of generating the receiver force are disclosed, including adhesive, mechanical and electrostatic techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: VueReal Inc.
    Inventors: Gholamreza Chaji, Ehsanollah Fathi
  • Patent number: 11458654
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method of manufacturing a composite component, the method comprising laying-up a plurality of successive plies of composite material to produce a pre-form (12) for the component in a lay-up procedure, wherein a portion of each ply of composite material is heated to at least a threshold temperature of 45° C. during a period of the lay-up procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce plc
    Inventors: Ashley Barnes, James A. Lee, Matthew Hocking, Edward Goodman, Peter Calvert
  • Patent number: 11376821
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for manufacturing curved laminated glass and curved laminated glass manufactured by the same. The method includes providing a curved thick plate glass; providing a thin plate glass whose thickness is smaller than that of the curved thick plate glass; stacking a support film comprising a ductile layer and an elastic layer on one surface of the thin plate glass; positioning a lamination film or a bonding agent between the other surface of the thin plate glass and a concave surface of the curved thick plate glass; and laminating the thin plate glass so as to be aligned with a concave surface of the curved thick plate glass by elastically deforming the thin plate glass provided with the support film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Hyuk Yoon, Jun Hak Oh, Ho Seong Kang, Chang Hee Lee
  • Patent number: 11348821
    Abstract: The application is related to a laser transfer apparatus and a method performed by the laser transfer apparatus. The laser transfer apparatus may include: a laser oscillator configured to perform irradiation with a laser beam; a first stage movably disposed below the laser oscillator; a second stage movably disposed below the first stage; a flatness measurement sensor; and a controller. The controller may be configured to control, once a transfer substrate on which a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) are arranged is loaded on the first stage, and a target substrate is loaded on the second stage, the flatness measurement sensor to measure flatness of each of the transfer substrate and the target substrate, and adjust a height of at least one of the first stage or the second stage based on the flatness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Doyoung Kwag, Byungchul Kim, Sangmoo Park, Minsub Oh
  • Patent number: 11348483
    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: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Iconex LLC
    Inventor: Robert McDaniel
  • Patent number: 11328626
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical container label 1 to be stuck to an outer circumferential surface 12r of a pharmaceutical container 100 having translucency, includes: a lower-layer label 2, having light-blocking property, to be adhered to the outer circumferential surface 12r of the pharmaceutical container 100 so as to form a non-adhesion portion 2B; and an upper-layer label 3 which is peelably stuck to a surface 2a of the lower-layer label 2 so as to adhere to the non-adhesion portion 2B. When the upper-layer label 3 is peeled off, the non-adhesion portion 2B is integrally peeled off, a region covered with the non-adhesion portion 2B is exposed, and the exposed region serves as a window 15 which allows visual checking of the contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventor: Toru Miwata
  • Patent number: 11267260
    Abstract: A conveyance mechanism is configured to sandwich a label including the adhesive side, on which an adhesive has been provided, between a drive roller and a rotatably provided assist roller and to drive the drive roller in order to unwind the label from a label roll in which the label is wound. The assist roller includes a contact portion configured to come into contact with at least a part of the print side of the label. The contact portion is provided so as to avoid coming into contact with an adhesive oozing from at least one of edges of the label along a conveyance direction of the label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Ishida Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Taro Sano, Koji Araki
  • Patent number: 11240021
    Abstract: A physical card (in some cases without any on-board source of power or computing capabilities) is configured to maintain access information for digital bearer assets. The physical card may include disposed thereon a single address operable to receive digital bearer assets in one or more transactions on a decentralized computing platform, like a blockchain-based decentralized computing platform. Other decentralized computing platforms utilize different address generation protocols, thus preventing use of a single address on those other platforms. A set of addresses is generated, each address corresponding to a given decentralized computing platform. Each address is based on a same underlying key-pair, and a primary address is selected from the set for a given card. The remaining addresses in the set are stored, without storage of the public key or private key, and returned in a response to a request for additional addresses of the currency card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Ballet Global Inc.
    Inventor: Bobby Christopher Lee
  • Patent number: 11193736
    Abstract: A robot system designed to provide non-invasive mitigation of ballistic safety risks. The robot system includes a robotic device and a safety retention suit, which covers or encloses the movable components or parts of the robotic device. The safety retention suit is formed of a fabric sheet of material chosen, in part, for its flexibility as well as durability to allow the part or the component of the robot enclosed within the suit to move freely. The safety retention suit includes one-to-many strands, threads, or cables of a material chosen to move with the flexible material of the suit when the enclosed component of the robotic device is moving during standard operations. When a mechanical failure occurs, the cables of the suit stretch but, as an overall unit, do not break so as to retain any portions of the covered or enclosed robotic part within the suit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Morgan T. Pope, Brian Orr, Maxime Leboeuf
  • Patent number: 11192675
    Abstract: A method of printing and applying a label to an item moving in a conveyance direction along a conveyance path involves: utilizing a print and labeling assembly that includes a label stock path that feeds label stock past a printer to print on a label of the label stock to produce a printed label that is dispensed in a first direction onto a label applying belt that moves in a second direction, wherein the first direction is substantially perpendicular to the second direction such that the printed label moves onto the label applying belt from a lateral side of the label applying belt; and the label applying belt moves the printed label into position to engage with the item as it moves along the conveyance path. A label print and apply system and apparatus is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: ID TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Mark T. Snedecor, Mark N. Bowden, John A. Roe
  • Patent number: 11186032
    Abstract: A mobile phone screen protector device includes a positioning seat, a positioning frame, an auxiliary adhesive sheet, a screen protector, and a scraper. The positioning seat has a first raised portion, a second raised portion, and a positioning space between the first and second raised portions for accommodating a mobile phone with a screen facing upward. The first raised portion is higher than the second raised portion. The auxiliary adhesive sheet is adhered to an underside of the positioning frame. The screen protector is adhered to an underside of the auxiliary adhesive sheet. The positioning frame and the auxiliary adhesive sheet are confined to the tops of the first and second raised portions, and the screen protector is inclined at an angle relative to the screen. The scraper is pressed to scrape against the auxiliary adhesive sheet for the screen protector to be adhered to the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Inventor: Chia-Hao Lin
  • Patent number: 11173650
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a screen protector assembly and a screen protector applicator comprising a screen protector assembly and an applicator tray, the screen protector assembly comprising a cover layer, a screen protector layer and a retention layer, wherein: the cover layer is bonded on a first side of the screen protector layer by a first glue layer provided on the screen protector layer; the retention layer is bonded on a second side of the screen protector by a second glue layer provided on the retention layer; and an interlayer is provided between the retention layer and the screen protector layer. The screen protector applicator has a simple structure, and can store and protect the screen protector assembly before application of the screen protector layer to the screen. In the process of screen protector application, the operation method is simple and convenient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Inventor: Ping Zhang
  • Patent number: 11056363
    Abstract: A method for transferring micro-devices includes providing a device structure on a first layer over a first substrate and positioning an electromagnetic apparatus directly over the device structure. The method further includes activating an electromagnet in the electromagnetic apparatus to generate and confine a magnetic flux into a magnetic structure of the electromagnetic apparatus and magnetically couple the device structure to a surface of the magnetic structure proximal to the device structure. The method further includes lifting and removing the device structure from the first substrate and placing the device structure on a second layer over a second substrate, where the second substrate is separate from the first substrate. The method further includes releasing the device structure from the electromagnet, such that the device structure is decoupled from the electromagnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Lux Nour Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Makarem A. Hussein, Mohamed G. Zanaty
  • Patent number: 11037900
    Abstract: A chip bonding apparatus and method are disclosed. The chip bonding apparatus includes: at least one separation module for separating chips; at least one bonding module for bonding the chips a substrate; a transportation device for transporting the chips between the separation module and the bonding module, the transportation device including one or more guide tracks and one or more transportation carriers for retaining the chips, each of the guide tracks is provided thereon with at least one of the transportation carriers; and a control device for individually controlling the separation module, the bonding module and the transportation device. The chip bonding apparatus and method allows pickup, transportation and chip-to-substrate bonding of chips in batches with increased chip bonding yield and improved chip bonding accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: SHANGHAI MICRO ELECTRONICS EQUIPMENT (GROUP) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Song Guo, Jianqi Sun, Feibiao Chen, Yuebin Zhu, Tianming Wang, Hai Xia
  • Patent number: 10984705
    Abstract: A method of fabricating an image generator for use in a display, the method comprising: fabricating a plurality of discrete ILED array chips comprising a plurality of ILED emitters configured to produce light having the same wavelength, and wherein each of the plurality of ILED array chips is configured to produce light having one of a plurality of wavelengths; positioning the plurality of discrete ILED array chips on a carrier substrate such that a plurality of ILED emitters from adjacent chips form a pixel of a display; and bonding a first surface of the plurality of ILED array chips to a driver backplane such that electrical contacts of the plurality of ILED array chips are in electrical communication with the driver backplane, wherein the driver backplane comprises electronics for driving the ILED array chips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: William Henry, Padraig Hughes, Joseph O'Keeffe
  • Patent number: 10981439
    Abstract: A glazing includes two contiguous windows, the glazing including on the one hand a single profiled body situated facing a part of the edge surface of the windows, without contact with the edge surfaces of the windows, and on the other hand, two curved exterior coverings that each include a portion situated farther toward the exterior than the profiled body and that has an exterior face that is situated in continuity with the exterior face of the window and a portion against a part of the edge surface of the windows, the exterior coverings being flexible, with a Shore A hardness between 45 and 90 inclusive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Martial De Paoli, Laurent Lamoureux
  • Patent number: 10981438
    Abstract: A glazing includes two contiguous windows, the glazing including on the one hand two profiled bodies situated face to face and each situated in contact against a part of the edge surface of one of the windows and on the other hand, one or two exterior covering(s) that is (or each is) situated farther toward the exterior than the profiled bodies and against a part of the edge surface of the windows and which (each of which) has an exterior face that is situated in continuity with the exterior face of the window, the exterior covering(s) being flexible, with a Shore A hardness between 45 and 90 inclusive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Martial De Paoli, Laurent Lamoureux
  • Patent number: 10978530
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a pixelated structure may be provided. The method may comprising providing a donor substrate comprising the plurality of pixelated microdevices, bonding a selective set of the pixelated microdevices from the donor substrate to a system substrate; and patterning a bottom conductive layer of the pixelated microdevices after separating the donor substrate from the system substrate. The patterning may be done by fully isolating the layers or leaving some thin layers between the patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: VueReal Inc.
    Inventors: Gholamreza Chaji, Ehsanollah Fathi
  • Patent number: 10940048
    Abstract: Dressings for tissue treatment with negative pressure and methods of assembling the dressings for tissue treatment with negative pressure are disclosed. A method of assembling a dressing, which may comprise at least three layers assembled in a stacked relationship, may comprise providing an assembly station having at least one retaining pin, placing a first layer on the assembly station, placing a second layer on the assembly station, and bonding the second layer to the first layer. The first layer may comprise a plurality of apertures, at least some of which may be engaged by the retaining pins, and the second layer may comprise fluid restrictions and alignment areas for engaging with the retaining pins so that the fluid restrictions may be aligned with the apertures of the third layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Brian Locke
  • Patent number: 10923001
    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: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Iconex LLC
    Inventor: Robert McDaniel
  • Patent number: 10913563
    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 first portion of a motion cycle by moving at least one applicator arm from an application position to a leaving position, said first portion being equal for successive packaging containers. The method also comprises performing a second portion of the motion cycle by moving the at least one applicator arm from the leaving position back to the application position, said second portion being adjusted to fit the pitch between successive packaging containers. The invention also relates to an apparatus operated by the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventor: Ashraf Zarur
  • Patent number: 10917238
    Abstract: A physical card (in some cases without any on-board source of power or computing capabilities) is configured to maintain access information for digital bearer assets. The physical card may include disposed thereon a single address operable to receive digital bearer assets in one or more transactions on a decentralized computing platform, like a blockchain-based decentralized computing platform. Other decentralized computing platforms utilize different address generation protocols, thus preventing use of a single address on those other platforms. A set of addresses is generated, each address corresponding to a given decentralized computing platform. Each address is based on a same underlying key-pair, and a primary address is selected from the set for a given card. The remaining addresses in the set are stored, without storage of the public key or private key, and returned in a response to a request for additional addresses of the currency card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Ballet Global Inc.
    Inventor: Bobby Christopher Lee
  • Patent number: 10903105
    Abstract: A flip-chip bonding device and method are disclosed. The bonding device includes: a supply unit (10) for separating a flip-chip (200) from a carrier (100) and providing the flip-chip (200), the supply unit (10) including flipping device (11); a transfer unit (20) for receiving the flip-chip (200) from the flipping device (11); a position adjustment unit (30) for adjusting the positions of flip-chips (200) on the transfer unit (20); a bonding unit (40) for bonding the flip-chips (200) on the transfer unit (20) onto a substrate (400); a transportation unit (50) for transporting the transfer unit (20); and a control unit (60) for controlling the movement of the preceding units. The transfer unit (20) is capable of receiving multiple flip-chips (200) and allows the flip-chips (200) to be bonded simultaneously. This can result in savings in bonding time and an improvement in throughput.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Shanghai Micro Electronics Equipment (Group) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Feibiao Chen, Yaping Ge, Song Guo, Jingchao Qi
  • Patent number: 10891879
    Abstract: Described are systems and methods that enable the repurposing of packages and shipment of items in those repurposed packages. For example, a first user may repurpose a package in which they previously received a shipment and, using a label or identifier already affixed to the package, ship an item to a different delivery destination. The described implementations enable the first user to repurpose a package and ship an item in that repurposed package without having to print a shipping label, weigh the repurposed package, or deliver the repurposed package to a carrier for shipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John Weresh, Pragyana K. Mishra
  • Patent number: 10887097
    Abstract: A physical card (in some cases without any on-board source of power or computing capabilities) is configured to maintain access information for digital bearer assets. The physical card may include disposed thereon a single address operable to receive digital bearer assets in one or more transactions on a decentralized computing platform, like a blockchain-based decentralized computing platform. Other decentralized computing platforms utilize different address generation protocols, thus preventing use of a single address on those other platforms. A set of addresses is generated, each address corresponding to a given decentralized computing platform. Each address is based on a same underlying key-pair, and a primary address is selected from the set for a given card. The remaining addresses in the set are stored, without storage of the public key or private key, and returned in a response to a request for additional addresses of the currency card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: BALLET GLOBAL INC.
    Inventor: Bobby Christopher Lee
  • Patent number: 10822264
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an alkali-free glass substrate, in which when two arbitrary sites in one main surface thereof are selected, an absolute value of a difference between a thermal shrinkage ratio in an arbitrary direction at one site and a thermal shrinkage ratio in a direction orthogonal to the arbitrary direction at another site is 2 ppm or less, provided that the thermal shrinkage ratio is calculated by measuring a deformation amount in a measuring direction of the glass substrate between before and after a heat treatment of raising a temperature from normal temperature to 600° C. at 100° C./hour, holding the glass substrate at 600° C. for 80 minutes, and lowering the temperature from 600° C. to normal temperature at 100° C./hour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: AGC INC.
    Inventors: Tetsushi Takiguchi, Shunji Inoue, Kazutaka Ono, Hirofumi Tokunaga, Jun Akiyama, Yasumasa Kato, Taketoshi Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 10792563
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium that storing a game program configured to provide a user with a puzzle game, the game program causing a computer to execute: displaying the puzzle so that each partial image is movable in a predetermined direction according to a touch operation detected by a predetermined input surface; arranging the partial images according to the touch operation at predetermined positions to recognizably reconstruct a complete image; and retrieving, when the reconstructing is achieved, a game content that is usable in a different game or change information to change information set in a predetermined game content in the different game, as a reward that is given to the user for progress of the different game and is associated with the complete image; wherein the game content retrieved is usable only in another puzzle game different from the puzzle game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: GREE, Inc.
    Inventor: Hideki Fujita
  • 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: 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: 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: 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