And Assembly With Different Lamina Patents (Class 156/249)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 10299535
    Abstract: A sole structure may include multiple macrolayers. Each of those macrolayers may include a spring plate and a layer of damping material. Macrolayers may be bonded or otherwise fixed relative to one another and provide constrained layer damping in response to impact forces occurring as a result of activity of a wearer of an article of footwear incorporating the sole structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: John Hurd, Shane S. Kohatsu
  • Patent number: 10304706
    Abstract: An LED die containing a gallium semiconductor layer is placed on a target substrate using a pick-up tool (PUT) attached to the LED die using metallic gallium. As a result of a laser lift-of (LLO) process to separate the gallium semiconductor layer from a substrate layer on which the gallium semiconductor layer is formed, a layer of gallium metal is formed on a surface of the LED die. The gallium layer is melted to form liquid gallium. A head of the PUT is contacted with the liquid gallium, whereupon the LED die is cooled such that the liquid gallium solidifies, attaching the LED die to the PUT. The PUT picks up and places the LED die at a desired location on a target substrate. The LED die can be heated to melt the gallium layer, allowing the PUT to be detached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Allan Pourchet, Pooya Saketi
  • Patent number: 10252908
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are provided for membrane bonding. A photoresist may be applied to an ultrasonic device. A portion of the photoresist may be removed. A bonding agent may be applied a portion of the photoresist that is not removed. A membrane may be placed on the ultrasonic device such that the membrane is in contact with the ultrasonic device through the bonding agent and the photoresist. The membrane and the ultrasonic device may be placed in between a first flat plate and a second flat plate, such that the second flat plate rests on top of the membrane. Light pressure may be applied to the membrane. The light pressure may be applied by one or more of the weight of the second flat plate and a pressure providing device applying pressure to either or both of the first flat plate and the second flat plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: uBeam Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Joyce, Sean Taffler, Paul Reynolds, Nicholas Lavada Nemeth, Adam Stephen Elhadad, Boozarjomehr Faraji
  • Patent number: 10236195
    Abstract: A method for transferring a device includes the following steps: forming a pliable adhesive layer on a carrier substrate; placing the device over the pliable adhesive layer; contacting a transfer head assembly with the device, in which a pliable dielectric layer of the transfer head assembly is in contact with the device during the contacting and more pliable than the device, such that the pliable dielectric layer of the transfer head assembly deforms during the contacting, and the pliable adhesive layer is more pliable than the device, such that the pliable adhesive layer deforms during the contacting; actuating the transfer head assembly to create a grip force; picking up the device by the grip force created by the transfer head assembly; and placing the device onto a receiving substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: MIKRO MESA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Li-Yi Chen, Shih-Chyn Lin
  • Patent number: 10220603
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for separating a layer from a composite structure, the structure comprising a composite stack formed from at least a support substrate, which is partially transparent at a determined wavelength, the layer to be separated and a separation layer interposed between the support substrate and the layer to be separated, the method comprising irradiation of the separation layer through the support substrate by means of incident light ray at the determined wavelength in order to induce weakening or separation by exfoliation of the separation layer, the light ray being inclined so as to form an angle of incidence ? such that ?>?min, where ?min=sin?1((n1/n0)sin(tan?1(s/2h))), n1 and n0, respectively, being the refractive index of the support substrate and the refractive index of the external medium in contact with the support substrate, from which the ray comes, S being the width of the ray and h being the thickness of the support substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Soitec
    Inventor: Didier Landru
  • Patent number: 10186765
    Abstract: A radio frequency (RF) antenna containing element is provided. The RF antenna containing element includes a reinforced metal foil laminate antenna bonded to a carrier layer. The reinforced metal foil laminate antenna includes a metal foil layer bonded to a reinforcement layer. The reinforcement layer can mitigate tearing of the metal foil layer during formation of the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: AVERY DENNISON RETAIL INFORMATION SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: James P. Coleman, Jay Akhave, Eric Dimalanta
  • Patent number: 10183472
    Abstract: The present invention provides a producing method of a part with adhesive and a part with adhesive produced by the method. The producing method includes: a printing process of applying, by printing, the adhesive 20 which does not express adherence property on at least a portion of a surface forming the part from the base material 1; an ultraviolet irradiation process of irradiating, the base material 1 with ultraviolet 2 to make the adhesive 20 express adherence property; an release paper pasting process of pasting release paper on the base material 1; and an outward form pressing process of punching an outer form of the part. The adhesive is previously adhered to the part before it is punched out from the base material 1, and thus, the adhesive can be adhered to the plurality of parts by one positioning operation, and the productivity can be enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: MELTEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenji Soma
  • Patent number: 10170665
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a repairing method, manufacturing method, device and electronics apparatus of micro-LED. The method for repairing a micro-LED comprises: bringing a known-good micro-LED on a conductive pick-up head into contact with a first pad on an defective position of a receiving substrate, wherein the conductive pick-up head and the known-good micro-LED are bonded via a conductive adhesive; locally joule heating a first bonding layer through the conductive pick-up head, to melt the first bonding layer, wherein the first bonding layer is provided between the known-good micro-LED and the first pad; and lifting up the conductive pick-up head after the first bonding layer is cooled, leaving the known-good micro-LED on the receiving substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Goertek.Inc
    Inventors: Quanbo Zou, Zhe Wang
  • Patent number: 10153188
    Abstract: The present invention provides a micro transfer printing method, which uses pick-up projections provided on a transfer head to suck and hold micro components arranged on a carrier plate, followed by reversing the transfer head and the carrier plate to make the transfer head positioned under the carrier plate, and then separates the transfer head and the carrier plate from each other to allow the micro components that are sucked and held by the pick-up projections to be carried by and supported on the transfer head, and then moves the transfer head that carries thereon the micro components to a location above a receiving substrate and turning the transfer head up side down to allow the micro components that are held on the pick-up projections to be positioned on the receiving substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Lixuan Chen
  • Patent number: 10140892
    Abstract: Multi-part label systems, and methods for their assembly. A carrier material with a first label and a second label removably adhered thereto is provided. The first label and second label are dispensed from the carrier material and applied to a surface simultaneously, whereby after application the underside of the first label is in contact with the surface and the undersurface of the second label is in contact with the top side of the first label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Chicago Tag & Label, Inc.
    Inventors: F. Paul Valenti, Carl Opel, Daniel Hedger
  • Patent number: 10131756
    Abstract: Disclosed is an article that includes at least one polymeric substrate assembled on at least one layer of silicone polymer, characterized in that at least one of the polymeric substrate or the layer of silicone polymer has been brought into contact with particles of titanium dioxide, magnesium oxide and/or zinc oxide, before assembly of the article, and in that at least one of the polymeric substrate or the layer of silicone polymer has been brought into contact with water before or after assembly of the article. Also disclosed is a method of preparing the article, as well as the use of particles of titanium dioxide, magnesium oxide and/or zinc oxide, for improving the adherence between a polymeric substrate and a layer of silicone polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: LABORATOIRES URGO
    Inventor: Jean-Marc Pernot
  • Patent number: 10026339
    Abstract: A flexible laminate structure for making a package and methods for constructing such flexible laminate structures are described that provide a peelable portion integral to the laminate structure. An inner ink layer may be printed on the peelable portion that includes a promotional offer, such as in the form of a barcode, where the inner ink layer is not visible to a consumer without first peeling the peelable portion off the package due to the presence of one or more blocker ink layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: SONOCO DEVELOPMENT, INC.
    Inventors: Scott William Huffer, Jonathan Edward Trollen
  • Patent number: 9982986
    Abstract: A system and method for creating and utilizing a construction aid for the construction of a mechanical structure is provided. Specifically, the disclosure may provide a visually transparent or semi-transparent, adhesive template capable of conforming to objects having curved and/or flat surfaces including indicia marked on portions thereof indicating, for example, the location, size, and type of fasteners to be used, or other construction information, is provided. The indicia may be comprised of lines and symbols of differing size, shape and color, as well as verbiage for additional assembly instructions. The adhesive template may be either visually or mechanically indexed to the mechanical structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: BRON AEROTECH, INC.
    Inventors: Brett A. Jones, Michael G. Shand, Leonard McLaughlin
  • Patent number: 9956705
    Abstract: This compactor includes first rollers having first roller surfaces that press a laminated sheet from the second surface side of a release sheet, the first rollers being disposed separated from each other; and a second roller having a second roller surface that presses the laminated sheet from the second surface side of the release sheet, the second roller being disposed such that the second roller surface faces a gap provided between the first rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Megumu Tsuruta, Takashi Shibutani, Kentarou Saeki, Yoshitomo Noda, Kosuke Owatari
  • Patent number: 9937690
    Abstract: A two-stage application device is disclosed for installing a screen protector on a display screen of a screen-mounted device. The application device includes a base, a first actuating lever, and a second actuating lever. The base includes an accommodation and a support, wherein the support defines first grooves and second grooves. The first actuating lever has first controlled pivot portions guided and limited by the first grooves, a first pressing portion, a first arm, and a body with a positioning protrusion. The second actuating lever has second controlled pivot portions guided and limited by the second grooves, a second pressing portion, a second arm, and a body. A kit is also disclosed for protecting a display screen of a screen-mounted device, which includes a two-stage application device, and at least one screen protector including a protective film with at least one adhesive layer, and a backing sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignees: COAGENT INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chin-Hsin Lin