With Cutting, Punching, Tearing Or Severing Patents (Class 156/250)
  • Patent number: 11069543
    Abstract: A laminate processing method includes a modified layer removing step of positioning a cutting blade to the region of the wafer corresponding to each of the division lines and cutting while supplying cutting water into which a water-soluble resin is mixed from the wafer side of the laminate, thereby removing the modified layer formed inside the wafer, a dividing step of, after the modified layer removing step is carried out, expanding the expandable tape, and dividing the laminate into individual image sensor chips, and a cleaning step of supplying cleaning water from the back surface of the wafer with a state in which the expandable tape is expanded being maintained, thereby cleaning the laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: DISCO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masaru Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11040507
    Abstract: An assembly to repair a thermoplastic composite. The assembly includes a heating device positioned on opposing sides of the thermoplastic composite. The heating device includes one or more susceptor with a Curie temperature to heat the thermoplastic composite. A pressure device applies a compressive force to the heating device. A pressure distribution device is positioned between the heating device and the thermoplastic composite. The pressure distribution device distributes the compressive force from the pressure device over areas of the opposing sides of thermoplastic composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: John F. Spalding, Marc R. Matsen, Larry Dean Ridgeway, Landon K. Henson
  • Patent number: 11002063
    Abstract: An anti-graffiti window film covering system that includes multiple polymeric film layers. Each layer includes a unique visual indicia to identify the number of sheets remaining in the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Graffiti Shield, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Green, Michael Schuch
  • Patent number: 10976045
    Abstract: A lighting fixture is provided. The lighting fixture may include one or more circuit boards having a plurality of LED light sources. The lighting fixture may further include one or more lens assemblies coupleable to the one or more circuit boards. The one or more lens assemblies may include a frame defining a plurality of openings. The one or more lens assemblies may further include a plurality of lenses molded to the frame. The plurality of lenses may be molded to the frame such that each of the plurality of lenses is at least partially positioned within a corresponding opening of the plurality of openings defined by the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Adam J. Clark, Perry Romano
  • Patent number: 10946608
    Abstract: A high-speed cornet bending machine with high production capacity and mechanically independent motion control system is provided. At least one feeding device is provided for transferring the sheets in order to the conveying device. Feeding device motors are provided for driving the feeding device. Conveying devices include a transfer line for transferring the sheets from the transport apparatus to the end bending unit as standard and end bending units for standard bending the product ends into a high production capacity and mechanically independent movement control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventors: Umit Sahin, Osman Kadiroglu
  • Patent number: 10889079
    Abstract: A pre-punched material sheet for constructing a packaging trough, the material sheet includes a sub-area that has been punched out incompletely so that the sub-area is connected to a residual area of the material sheet through a plurality of retaining lugs. The material sheet is positioned on top of a female die part of a forming tool and the sub-area at least partially covers an opening of a forming cavity of the female die part. The residual area of the material sheet may be clamped in position against the female die part. The sub-area of the material sheet is sucked onto an insert in the forming cavity using a vacuum. The insert is vertically movable in the forming cavity from a first position to a second position to draw the sheet into the forming cavity and thereby form the packaging trough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: MULTIVAC SEPP HAGGENMUELLER SE & CO. KG
    Inventor: Konrad Mößnang
  • Patent number: 10857745
    Abstract: A method for assembling a three-dimensional optical component from a base body, including providing the base body and loading the base body on a substrate into a printer in a providing step, depositing droplets of printing ink on a first surface of the base body in a first printing step in order to build up an intermediate first pre-structure, depositing droplets of printing ink on a second surface of the base body in a second printing step in order to build up an intermediate second pre-structure, rotating the first pre-structure and arranging the first pre-structure on a support structure in a rearrangement step between the first printing step and the second printing step, wherein the support structure includes a carrier substructure and an extension of the base body rests at least partially on the carrier substructure. The teachings further relate to an assembled optical component and an assembly kit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: LUXEXCEL HOLDING B.V.
    Inventor: Joris Biskop
  • Patent number: 10823645
    Abstract: The present invention provides, among other things, devices, methods and applications of collecting, preserving, transporting, and analyzing tiny body fluids which have targeted biomarkers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Essenlix Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen Y. Chou, Wei Ding, Yufan Zhang, Ji Qi
  • Patent number: 10821661
    Abstract: Provided is an adhesive dispensing device for use in a Layered Object Manufacturing (LOM) system for forming a three-dimensional (3D) object, the device configured to apply adhesive to a plurality of object media layers each comprising a temporary region and a permanent region. A first adhesive is applied to the temporary regions and a second adhesive is applied to the permanent regions. Further provided are first and second adhesive formulations, a bonding module for bonding a plurality of individual object media layers using the first and second adhesives, and a LOM system comprising the bonding module. Also provided is a method for self-weeding of a LOM object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: MCOR TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Philip Keenan, Fintan MacCormack, Conor MacCormack
  • Patent number: 10821713
    Abstract: A device for the placement of material on a surface includes a housing, a motor coupled to the housing, and a driving component coupled to the housing and powered by the motor. The device further includes at least one guide chute defining a guide channel with the driving component. The device further includes a layup roller coupled to the housing adjacent the guide channel. The layup roller includes a roller surface and the guide channel is configured to discharge a quantity of material to the roller surface. The layup roller is configured to deposit the material onto the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Shatil Sinha, James Duvall Bollacker, Matthew Harper Hockemeyer, Nitin Garg, Younkoo Jeong
  • Patent number: 10762595
    Abstract: A system determines an object-design for a three-dimensional model of an object. The object-design may exhibit a design continuity. The system breaks the object-design in to spatial patterns corresponding to the discrete surfaces making up the outward surface of the object. The system then generates flattened patterns by projecting the spatial patterns into a two-dimensional plane. The system prints the flattened patterns on to designated regions of material sheets in an orientation that preserves the design continuity of the object-design. The regions may be extracted from the sheets and then joined at their edges to form a cover for object that exhibits the continuity of the object design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Steelcase, Inc.
    Inventor: John Hamilton
  • Patent number: 10741613
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes optical element stack assemblies that include multiple substrates stacked one over another. At least one of the substrates includes an optical element, such as a DOE, on its surface. The stack assemblies can be fabricated, for example, in wafer-level processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: ams Sensors Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Stephan Heimgartner, Alexander Bietsch, Peter Riel
  • Patent number: 10731337
    Abstract: Disclosed is a building board construction that provides enhanced acoustical properties. In one possible embodiment, the board is a gypsum board with opposing facing sheets and an intermediate set gypsum core. An opened celled polymeric sheet is formed within the gypsum core and gives the resulting board enhanced sound absorption. In an alternative embodiment, individual pieces of polymeric foam are used in stead of the polymeric sheet. Also disclosed are various manufacturing methods whereby boards with enhanced acoustical properties can be formed in an continuous process. The various components of the present disclosure, and the manner in which they interrelate, are described in greater detail hereinafter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: CertainTeed Gypsum, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Garvey, Christopher K. Athari, Pamela Shinkoda
  • Patent number: 10714874
    Abstract: Methods for forming continuous shields for use in a cable are provided. A first layer of longitudinally extending dielectric material may be provided, and a second layer of longitudinally extending electrically conductive material may be formed on the first layer. At a plurality of spaced locations along a longitudinal direction, respective gaps may be formed through both the first layer and the second layer, and each gap may span partially across a width of the second layer. Additionally, at each of the plurality of spaced locations, the gaps may result in the formation of one or more fusible elements of the electrically conductive material spanning between an adjacent set of longitudinally spaced segments of the electrically conductive material. Each fusible element may provide electrical continuity between the adjacent set of longitudinally spaced segment and may further have a minimum fusing current between 0.001 amperes and 0.500 amperes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Superior Essex International LP
    Inventors: Christopher W. McNutt, Thibaut Oscar Lanoe, Bernhart A. Gebs
  • Patent number: 10707104
    Abstract: A tape attaching machine for attaching an adhesive tape to a frame and a wafer and cutting the adhesive tape along the frame is provided. The tape attaching machine includes a tape winding unit configured to wind a remaining part of the adhesive tape left after cutting the adhesive tape, the remaining part of the adhesive tape being not attached to the frame and the wafer. The tape winding unit includes a main shaft like a roller and a pair of jigs detachably mounted on the opposite ends of the main shaft. Each of the jigs is engageable with the main shaft so as to have a tape contact area around which the remaining part of the adhesive tape is adapted to be wound and a grip area formed axially outside the tape contact area and adapted to be gripped by an operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: DISCO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yilong Hao
  • Patent number: 10672638
    Abstract: A chip pickup system is provided. The chip pickup system includes a detector for detecting a position of an irregular semiconductor chip on a holder. The holder holding plural semiconductor chips in predetermined positions on the holder. The irregular semiconductor chip is out of the predetermined positions. The system further includes a pickup tool for picking up the irregular semiconductor chip at least on the basis of information on the position of the irregular semiconductor chip detected by the detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiro Horibe, Kuniaki Sueoka
  • Patent number: 10661510
    Abstract: Patent of invention for “automated process for manufacturing items of furniture in an integrated manufacturing cell and integrated cell for manufacturing items of furniture”. There is described an automated process for manufacturing items of furniture in an integrated manufacturing cell, the process comprising the following steps: a) Initial machining of plate (P) according to a manufacturing program, generating channels and holes; b) Installing inserts in the holes generated in the initial machining and applying resin in at least one side hole of the insert; c) Applying edging resin inside the channels generated in the initial machining; d) Curing the edging resin and resin of the inserts in a heated environment; e) Final machining of plate (P) generating at least one item of furniture. There is also described an integrated cell for manufacturing items of furniture (100), comprising a machining station (200) and a curing station (50) associated with each other by way of a transfer module (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: EMBRAER S.A.
    Inventors: Elton Candia Cordeiro, Fábio Rodrigues Costa, Gustavo Franco Barbosa
  • Patent number: 10654228
    Abstract: A method of forming a part includes applying first fiber tows according to a pattern to form a first ply of a set of plies. The method further includes applying second fiber tows according to the pattern to form a second ply of the set of plies that overlies the first ply. The pattern of the second ply is shifted relative to the pattern of the first ply by an offset distance based on a period of the first fiber tows and a number of plies having the pattern in the set of plies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Michael Drumheller
  • Patent number: 10651134
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a multi-layer wafer is provided. At least one stress compensating polymer layer is applied to at least one of two heterogeneous wafers. The stress compensating polymer layer is low temperature bonded to the other of the two heterogeneous wafers to form a multi-layer wafer pair. Channels are created between die on at least one of the two heterogeneous wafers. The channels are back filled with one of oxide or polymer to create a channel oxide deposition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey Gelorme, Li-Wen Hung, John U. Knickerbocker
  • Patent number: 10625538
    Abstract: A foam printing method includes producing and programming a design being formed on a substrate using a computer program, forming the design on a plate, removing a part of a surface of the substrate along the design, combining the substrate and the plate to coincide a designed portion formed on the plate and a removed portion of the substrate, printing a foam constituting the design on the plate combined with the substrate, separating the plate from the substrate and drying the substrate, and applying a pressure to the foam passing the plate to be set on the substrate to be foamed. The foam passes the designed portion of the plate to be set on the removed portion of the substrate during the printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: KOLON GLOTECH, INC.
    Inventors: Il Beom Kim, Chan Yun
  • Patent number: 10576514
    Abstract: A control system for controlling extraction of landfill gas, comprising: at least one sensor configured to measure one or more characteristics of landfill gas; at least one flow control mechanism disposed in well piping and configured to control flow of the landfill gas through the well piping; and at least one processor configured to: obtain a measured concentration of a first gas in landfill gas; determine whether the measured concentration of the first gas is either less than a first threshold concentration or greater than a second threshold concentration; when it is determined that the measured concentration is less than the first threshold concentration, control the at least one flow control mechanism to reduce flow rate of landfill gas; and when it is determined that the concentration is greater than the second threshold concentration, control the at least one flow control mechanism to increase the flow rate of landfill gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Loci Controls, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Campanella, Joseph G. Michels, Peter Quigley, Ian Martin
  • Patent number: 10582619
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method for automatically dispensing and embedding components into three-dimensional parts. In an example embodiment, a direct wire embedding head can be fixed on an automation motion system. The direct wire embedding head begins and terminates an embedded wire pattern on a layer or on a surface of a three-dimensional part in order to automatically create the embedded wire pattern. A sensor is located on an embedding surface wherein the embedded wire pattern is embedded. The sensor can measure the distance between the direct wire embedding head and the embedding surface. A predefined distance can be maintained to ensure successful embedding results for the embedded wire pattern by automatically adjusting a position of the direct wire embedding head in response to feedback from the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: David Espalin, Daniel Marquez, Alfonso Fernandez, Chiyen Kim, Eric MacDonald, Ryan Wicker
  • Patent number: 10576515
    Abstract: A control system for controlling extraction of landfill gas, the system comprising: at least one sensor; at least one flow control mechanism; and at least one processor configured to perform: obtaining a first measure of energy content in a first portion of landfill gas; controlling the at least one flow control mechanism to increase a flow rate of landfill gas; after the controlling, obtaining a second measure of energy content in a second portion of landfill gas; when it is determined that the second measure of energy content is greater than the first measure of energy content, controlling the at least one flow control mechanism to increase the flow rate of landfill gas; and when it is determined that the second measure of energy content is less than the first measure of energy content, controlling the at least one flow control mechanism to decrease the flow rate of landfill gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Loci Controls, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Campanella, Joseph G. Michels, Peter Quigley, Ian Martin
  • Patent number: 10568486
    Abstract: To provide a more logical construction technique relating to a production method and a production apparatus for a cleaning implement. Provided are a production method and a production apparatus for a cleaning implement having a cleaning sheet and a holder, the method including: a step of supplying a plurality of strip elements; a step of superimposing the plurality of strip elements; a step of supplying the superimposed strip elements to a bonding apparatus having a drum roll and a bonding process section; and a step of forming bonded zones in predetermined zones of the superimposed strip elements by the bonding apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshihide Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10571200
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and systems are disclosed for flexible thermal ground planes. A flexible thermal ground plane may include a support member. The flexible thermal ground plane may include an evaporator region or multiple evaporator regions configured to couple with the support member. The flexible thermal ground plane may include a condenser region or multiple condenser regions configured to couple with the support member. The evaporator and condenser region may include a microwicking structure. The evaporator and condenser region may include a nanowicking structure coupled with the micro-wicking structure, where the nanowicking structure includes nanorods. The evaporator and condenser region may include a nanomesh coupled with the nanorods and/or the microwicking structure. Some embodiments may include a micromesh coupled with the nanorods and/or the microwicking structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: KELVIN THERMAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Ronggui Yang, Yung-Cheng Lee, Victor M. Bright, Chen Li, Christopher Oshman, Bo Shi, Jen-Hau Cheng, George P. Peterson
  • Patent number: 10556259
    Abstract: Devices and techniques related to landfill gas extraction are disclosed. A technique for controlling extraction of landfill gas from a landfill through a gas extraction system is described. The method may include measuring a plurality of values indicating conditions associated with the landfill; computing, based at least in part on the plurality of values and on a model of the landfill, a predicted future state of the landfill; determining, based at least in part on the predicted future state of the landfill, one or more control parameters for one or more respective control devices configured to control operation of the gas extraction system; applying the one or more control parameters to the one or more respective control, and with the one or more control devices, controlling extraction of the landfill gas from the landfill based, at least in part, on the one or more respective control parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Loci Controls, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Campanella, Melinda Sims, Nathan Pallo, Ian Martin
  • Patent number: 10561026
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a high-current printed circuit board, comprising: providing a circuit substrate comprising a substrate layer; a first circuit layer formed on the substrate layer; and a second circuit layer formed on the substrate layer and facing away from the first circuit layer, wherein first conductive circuits are defined on the first circuit layer, second conductive circuits are defined on the second circuit layer, and a line width of each of the first conductive circuits is greater than a line width of each of the second conductive circuits; and forming buffering circuits by plating, wherein the buffering circuits are electrically connected the first circuit layer to the second circuit layer; wherein a line width of each of the buffering circuits is greater than the line width of each of the second conductive circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignees: Avary Holding (Shenzhen) Co., Limited., HongQiSheng Precision Electronics (QinHuangDao) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Rih-Sin Jian, Xiao-Wei Kang, Li Yang
  • Patent number: 10519567
    Abstract: To improve the production yield rate of a synthesis corundum cell superior in translucency, chemical resistance or an optical component comprising calcium fluoride. On the other end side of synthetic corundum piece, spacer intervenes between the surfaces which will be bonded. The spacer is crushed flat by pressure force which effects the other end side of synthetic corundum piece in the case of heat-treatment after the temporary bonding. Thereby, the spacer does not disturb the synthetic optical contacting or chemical pressurized fusion bonding state of corundum piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: JAPAN CELL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Fukazawa, Satoshi Hayata, Kazuyuki Sato, Kiminori Omura, Hiromu Kasai
  • Patent number: 10457547
    Abstract: A multi-layer, stress-isolation platform configured for attaching a MEMS die to a base includes a first platform, a first layer of attachment material between the base and the first platform and attaching the first platform to the base, a MEMS die, and a second layer of attachment material between the first platform and the MEMS die and attaching the MEMS die to the first platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: DunAn Microstaq, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne C. Long, Joseph L. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10449579
    Abstract: A control system for controlling extraction of landfill gas, the system comprising: at least one sensor; at least one flow control mechanism; and at least one processor configured to perform: obtaining a first measure of energy content in a first portion of landfill gas; controlling the at least one flow control mechanism to increase a flow rate of landfill gas; after the controlling, obtaining a second measure of energy content in a second portion of landfill gas; when it is determined that the second measure of energy content is greater than the first measure of energy content, controlling the at least one flow control mechanism to increase the flow rate of landfill gas; and when it is determined that the second measure of energy content is less than the first measure of energy content, controlling the at least one flow control mechanism to decrease the flow rate of landfill gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Loci Controls, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Campanella, Joseph G. Michels, Peter Quigley, Ian Martin
  • Patent number: 10449098
    Abstract: A wearable disposable absorbent article includes a front panel, a back panel, and a crotch panel bridging and at least partially overlapping the front and back panels. A backsheet of the crotch panel has a laminate structure including a liquid barrier sheet and a nonwoven layer arranged on top of each other. The liquid barrier sheet extends over the entire length of the crotch panel and further over at least a portion of each of the front and back panels. The nonwoven layer extends at least over the entire length of the crotch panel but not over a length of more than 40 mm over each of the front and back panels. The width of the nonwoven layer is smaller than the width of the liquid barrier sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: ESSITY HYGIENE AND HEALTH AKTIEBOLAG
    Inventors: Marie Johansson, Hans Een, Joanna Campillo
  • Patent number: 10426041
    Abstract: A method is provided for manufacturing a printed circuit board assembly. A method includes applying a liquefied radiant-heat material on a heating component mounted on the printed circuit board; mounting a shield unit on the printed circuit board in contact with the liquefied radiant-heat material; and simultaneously curing the liquefied radiant-heat material and bonding the shield unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jung-Je Bang, Mi-Jin Kim, Sae-Bom Lee, Hyun-Joo Han, Kun-Tak Kim
  • Patent number: 10415795
    Abstract: A light distribution member includes a body and a light-shielding frame. The body includes a plurality of transmissive pieces and a plurality of light shield parts each interposed between adjacent ones of the transmissive pieces. Each of the transmissive pieces is made of a phosphor or made of a sinter of a phosphor and a binder composed of an inorganic substance. The light-shielding frame is provided so as to surround an outer edge periphery of the body. The light-shielding frame is made of a ceramic. The light distribution member contains substantially no organic substance inside the light-shielding frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dai Wakamatsu, Masatsugu Ichikawa, Masahiko Sano
  • Patent number: 10406795
    Abstract: A cutting mechanism includes a cutter roll and a rotational driving mechanism for rotationally driving the cutter roll. The cutter roll has a roll body and a blade portion protruding from a peripheral surface of the roll body. The blade portion is formed at a same position on a circumference of the roll body and extends in an axial direction of the roll body. The cutter roll is arranged so that the axial direction is at a predetermined angle with respect to a pull-out direction of the reinforcing fiber material. The cutting mechanism further includes a slide mechanism that displaces cutter roll in the axial direction toward a side in the pull-out direction of the reinforcing fiber material at least when the reinforcing fiber material is cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: TSUDAKOMA KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Isao Nishimura, Mitsunobu Futakuchi
  • Patent number: 10384904
    Abstract: A tape applicator including a main frame, and a knife arm assembly. The knife arm assembly may include a magnet mounted in a stationary position relative to the main frame, and a knife arm pivotally mounted to the main frame. A blade may be mounted to the knife arm. A guard may be rotationally connected to the knife arm and configured to rotate between a closed position covering the blade and an open position exposing the blade. A spring may bias the guard toward the closed position. A catch may be associated with the guard comprising ferromagnetic material. The catch may be attracted to the magnet to open the guard as the knife arm swings to a cutting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Intertape Polymer Corp.
    Inventor: Endre Hivatal
  • Patent number: 10383235
    Abstract: A method is provided for manufacturing a printed circuit board assembly. A method includes applying a liquefied radiant-heat material on a heating component mounted on the printed circuit board; mounting a shield unit on the printed circuit board in contact with the liquefied radiant-heat material; and simultaneously curing the liquefied radiant-heat material and bonding the shield unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jung-Je Bang, Mi-Jin Kim, Sae-Bom Lee, Hyun-Joo Han, Kun-Tak Kim
  • Patent number: 10383208
    Abstract: A hybrid component carrier is manufactured by providing a first layer structure having at least one electrically insulating layer and at least one electrically conductive layer; and forming a second layer structure on the first layer structure where the second layer structure includes at least a first layer and a second layer. The first layer structure has a first density of electrically conductive elements. The second layer structure has a second density of electrically conductive elements that is greater than the first density of electrically conductive elements. The forming of the second layer structure on the first layer structure includes forming the first layer of the second layer structure on the first layer structure; and subsequently forming the second layer of the second layer structure on the first layer of the second layer structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: AT&S Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Markus Leitgeb, Heinz Moitzi
  • Patent number: 10343808
    Abstract: A labeling machine that comprises elements for entraining a tape along an advancement path with respect to a cutting device that has at least one blade adapted to cut the tape in order to obtain labels, the blade being arranged laterally spaced apart with respect to the advancement path of the tape, elements for redirecting at least one portion of the tape from the advancement path being also provided which are adapted to move such portion with respect to the advancement path of the tape in the direction of the blade in order to allow the blade to cut the tape at the aforementioned portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: P.E. LABELLERS S.P.A.
    Inventor: Riccardo Bardini
  • Patent number: 10302130
    Abstract: A self-lubricating fabric contains warp yarns or weft yarns that are composite yarns formed from fluorinated resin yarns and other yarns. The surface area of the other yarns on one surface of the fabric takes up 0 to 30% of the total surface area of the composite yarns, and the ratio of the section diameter of the other yarns to the section diameter of the fluorinated resin yarns in the composite yarns is 0.12 to 0.80. A method for producing the self-lubricating fabric and use of the self-lubricating fabric are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Youjuan Zhang, Shunqing Ji, Junqi He
  • Patent number: 10279560
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a floor tile comprising a base substrate and a laminate layer, wherein the base substrate comprises at least one aligning member on a top surface thereof, the aligning member operable to engage with a complimentary receiver formed in the laminate layer for aligning the laminate layer on the top surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: Agnes Evans Hurson
  • Patent number: 10259168
    Abstract: A device for fixing an edge material to a narrow side of a panel-shaped workpiece is provided, which has a feed mechanism for supplying the edge material to the narrow side of the workpiece, at least one infrared emitter for activating an adhesive layer, facing the workpiece, of the edge material, and a pressing mechanism for pressing the edge material onto the narrow side of the workpiece. In order to activate the adhesive layer of the edge material by means of infrared radiation using a reliable process without adversely affecting the visible face of the edge material, a radiation exposure zone with a specifiable size is arranged in the feed path of the edge material. In the exposure zone, the adhesive layer of the edge material is exposed to infrared radiation. The device has a guide mechanism for guiding the edge material through the radiation exposure zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: HOLZ-HER GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Rambacher, Rainer Hummel, Fabian Burk, Denis Lorber, Juergen Leuze, Andreas Kuhlmann
  • Patent number: 10246612
    Abstract: Provided is an adhesive tape which sequentially comprises a first adhesive layer, a polyurethane foamed layer having a density of about 0.1 g/cm3 to about 0.5 g/cm3, and a second adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae-Hwang Lee, Jang-Soon Kim, Ae-Jung Jang, Ji-Hye Kim
  • Patent number: 10242949
    Abstract: An arrangement includes a confining layer, a metallization layer and a semiconductor component, wherein the metallization layer is arranged on the semiconductor component, and the confining layer is arranged on the metallization layer, the confining layer spatially establishes a reservoir for the marker material at least partially in a defined manner, the confining layer and the metallization layer include an identical material, and the marker material is arranged in the reservoir of the arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Kurz, Sven Gerhard, Andreas Löffler, Jens Müller
  • Patent number: 10237661
    Abstract: A speaker device comprises a vibration system, a magnetic circuit system, and an auxiliary system for accommodating and fixing the magnetic circuit system and the vibration system. The vibration system comprises a diaphragm, a centering disk and a voice coil which are joined together. The centering disk comprises a first fixing portion, a second fixing portion provided within the first fixing portion, and a connecting arm connecting the first fixing portion and the second fixing portion. A central position of the second fixing portion is provided with a piezoelectric sheet, the centering disk is provided with a first pad corresponding to the piezoelectric sheet, and the piezoelectric sheet is electrically connected to the first pad. Since a signal emitted by the piezoelectric sheet is mixed with an audio signal emitted by the voice coil-diaphragm, the speaker device of the present invention has improved medium-high frequency effect and acoustic performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: GOERTEK, INC.
    Inventors: Xiaodong Cai, Cheng Zhang
  • Patent number: 10205096
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for making nanoscale heterostructure. The method includes: providing a support and forming a first carbon nanotube layer on the support, and the first carbon nanotube layer comprises a plurality of first source carbon nanotubes; forming a semiconductor layer on the first carbon nanotube layer; covering a second carbon nanotube layer on the semiconductor layer, and the second carbon nanotube layer comprises a plurality of second source carbon nanotubes; finding and labeling a first carbon nanotube in the first carbon nanotube layer and a second carbon nanotube in the second carbon nanotube layer; removing the plurality of first source carbon nanotubes and the plurality of second source carbon nanotubes; and annealing the multilayer structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin Zhang, Yang Wei, Kai-Li Jiang, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Patent number: 10184255
    Abstract: A method of producing a wooden floor uses a core board as a base material. The base material is conditioned and a skin layer is connected to the upper surface of the core board. A back layer is connected to the lower surface of the core board after the conditioning to obtain the wooden floor. The wooden floor is notched and painted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventor: Qinliang Fang
  • Patent number: 10162122
    Abstract: An apparatus allows a plurality of optical fibers to be held together during the termination process. A handling device holds the optical fibers while a cleaving device allows for consistent cleaving of the optical fibers to ensure the ends are cleaved consistently. The handling device may also be used during the fixation of the optical fibers in the fiber optic ferrule. A method for terminating the plurality of optical fiber is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: US Conec, Ltd
    Inventors: Darrell R. Childers, Jillcha Fekadu Wakjira, Michael E. Hughes, Joseph P. Howard, Arnold Deal, III, Dirk Eric Schoellner
  • Patent number: 10151884
    Abstract: An apparatus allows a plurality of optical fibers to be held together during the termination process. A handling device holds the optical fibers while a cleaving device allows for consistent cleaving of the optical fibers to ensure the ends are cleaved consistently. The handling device may also be used during the fixation of the optical fibers in the fiber optic ferrule. A method for terminating the plurality of optical fiber is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: US Conec, Ltd
    Inventors: Darrell R. Childers, Jillcha Fekadu Wakjira, Michael E. Hughes, Joseph P. Howard, Arnold Deal, III, Dirk Eric Schoellner
  • Patent number: 10099408
    Abstract: Polymeric layers (50) comprising an array of blind openings (56) extending into the first major surface (52, 10111, 11211), but not through the second major surfaces (54, 10112, 11212). The blind openings each have a series of areas through the openings from the first major surface towards the second major surfaces ranging from minimum to maximum areas, where for at least a majority of the blind openings the minimum area is not at the first major surface. At least a portion of the first major surface comprises a first material and extends up to, but not into the second major surface. At least a portion of the second major surface comprises a second, different material. Methods for making the polymeric layers are also disclosed. Polymeric layers are useful, for example, as components in personal care garments such as diapers and feminine hygiene products. They can also be useful for filtering (including liquid filtering) and acoustic applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Ronald W. Ausen, Ronald R. Borst, Thomas P. Hanschen, William J. Kopecky, Michelle L. Legatt, Wei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10098233
    Abstract: Generally discussed herein are systems and apparatuses that can include a base with one or more recesses therein. The disclosure also includes techniques of making and using the systems and apparatuses. According to an example a technique of making a releasable core panel can include providing a releasable core, the releasable core including a first conductive foil integrally coupled with a base at a first side of the base and a first side of the conductive foil, the first conductive foil situated in a first recess in the first side of the base. The technique can include releasably coupling a second conductive foil to a second side of the first conductive foil through a temporary adhesive layer integrally coupled to a first side of the second conductive foil, the second side of the first conductive foil opposite the first side of the first conductive foil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ravi Shankar, Ching-Ping Janet Shen