Prior To Assembly Patents (Class 156/256)
  • Publication number: 20140239122
    Abstract: A method for making a structural element comprising a panel in composite material with fiber reinforcement in an organic matrix obtained by laying up and curing. The panel comprises a side likely to be exposed to contact with hydrocarbons. The required layer structure is obtained by laying up the plies of fibers pre-impregnated with resin having a curing temperature T1. A ply made of a thin film of polymer that can withstand hydrocarbons and the curing temperature T1, referred to as the protective film, is applied on the side exposed to hydrocarbons. The entire layered structure is cured under pressure at the temperature T1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Daher Aerospace
    Inventors: Mathieu Hottin, Dominique Bailly
  • Publication number: 20140231003
    Abstract: A laminated core manufacturing method for performing rotational lamination by conveying a band-shaped material to be stamped 10 to a die apparatus to successively perform presswork, stamping out and dropping manufactured core pieces 20 into a blanking die 21 and rotating the blanking die 21 by a predetermined angle, in which a positioning mechanism for the blanking die 21, which has rotational lamination guide pins and rotational lamination guide holes 23-30, is disposed inward from both ends in a width direction of the band-shaped material to be stamped 10 and temporary holes 13-16 for the rotational lamination guide pins to be inserted are provided in the band-shaped material to be stamped 10. The structure allows downsizing of the die apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: MITSUI HIGH-TEC, INC.
    Inventors: Yukinori Oba, Hirokazu Arakawa
  • Publication number: 20140231333
    Abstract: A membrane element comprising: a hollow fiber (HF) stack comprising a plurality of loosely packed hollow fibers (HFs) comprising first ends extending through one contact structure and opposed ends extending through an opposed contact structure, each HF comprising an elongated lumen extending between the one contact structure and the opposed contact structure and comprising a hydrophilic semipermeable membrane adapted to achieve salt rejection of 98.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
  • Publication number: 20140236120
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a catheter that has adjustable stiffness that enables a user to select the stiffness of at least one region of the catheter during insertion and navigation through a body lumen. A preferred embodiment of the invention works in combination with a guidewire to enable placement of the catheter at a position within the vascular system, for example, to enable treatment of a variety of medical conditions. The catheter can include segments that undergo relative movement in response to actuation by the user to adjust the flexibility of the at least one region, preferably located at or near the distal end of the catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: Leo Lee Tsai, Yuyin Chen, Vyas Ramanan
  • Publication number: 20140224413
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed which includes a tape dispenser that bears a roll of tape on a cylindrical hub fused to at least one longitudinal wall, in turn fused to an outer wall that parallels the cylindrical hub's walls, and that extends to the right to form an arm bearing a serrated blade for cutting tape. The underside bears a paper cutting device made up of rectangular groove with angled blade that extends below it to a guiding lip, which may be slid beneath a sheet of paper such that the paper slides over the blade, which cuts the paper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventor: Adam Matthew Tullos
  • Publication number: 20140224419
    Abstract: A method of forming a microelectronic assembly includes positioning a support structure adjacent to an active region of a device but not extending onto the active region. The support structure has planar sections. Each planar section has a substantially uniform composition. The composition of at least one of the planar sections differs from the composition of at least one of the other planar sections. A lid is positioned in contact with the support structure and extends over the active region. The support structure is bonded to the device and to the lid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventors: Michael J. Nystrom, Giles Humpston
  • Publication number: 20140227496
    Abstract: Provided are a strengthened glass panel for protecting a surface of a display device and a method for manufacturing the same. Here, the strengthened glass panel includes a strengthened glass layer, a laminate layer uniformly formed on the bottom surface of the strengthened glass layer, and a separation layer configured to cover the laminate layer, wherein the laminate layer is formed by transferring a transfer film. Accordingly, the strengthened glass panel for protecting a surface of a display device can have improved characteristics of neatly attaching the laminate layer to the surface of the display device without lifting or occurrence of air bubbles and easily detaching the laminate layer when a uniform laminate layer is formed on strengthened glass by means of a transfer film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventor: Namil Lim
  • Patent number: 8801889
    Abstract: Structures such as display structures and other electronic device structures may be shaped using water jet cutting equipment. The water jet cutting equipment may be used to produce a water jet. The water jet may be used to cut layer of material such as display layers and other structures. Water jet cutting may form edge cuts, cuts for openings in the structures, chamfers, and other features. Multiple layers may be simultaneously cut using water jet cutting. Positioning equipment may be used to control the position of a workpiece relative to a water jet nozzle. The positioning equipment may be controlled using a control unit. During water jet cutting operations, the workpiece may be trimmed, openings may be formed, and features such as chamfers may be created. A workpiece may include a cover glass, a color filter array, a thin-film transistor layer, and other display layers and device structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jun Qi, Wayne H. Fu, Chenhui Wang, Kuanying Lin, Nathan K. Gupta, Victor H. Yin, Silvio Grespan
  • Publication number: 20140218960
    Abstract: An apparatus for compensating an image of a display, includes a light incident surface, a light emitting surface, and a plurality of light guiding channels. An area of the light emitting surface is greater than an area of the light incident surface. The plurality of light guiding channels is independent from each other, each light guiding channel extends from the light incident surface to the light emitting surface, and light from the light incident surface is extended to the light emitting surface by the light guiding channels. The present invention further discloses a method for manufacturing the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Ye Xin Technology Consulting Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: I-WEI WU
  • Patent number: 8790480
    Abstract: Provided are a system and a method for manufacturing a liquid crystal display device, comprising a panel turning mechanism that has: a long side-supporting part for supporting the liquid crystal panel by coming into contact with an end face along at least one long side of the liquid crystal panel; and a short side-supporting part for supporting the liquid crystal panel by coming into contact with an end face along at least one short side of the liquid crystal panel and is configured to turn over the liquid crystal panel about an axis not parallel to any of the long and short sides of the liquid crystal panel in such a manner that the positional relationship between the long and short sides is reversed while both the long and short sides are supported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Hirata, Seiji Kondo
  • Patent number: 8790481
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of forming a board from a number of substantially planar layers, including the steps of a) ensuring a layer is positioned substantially in a horizontal plane; and b) applying adhesive to the layer; and c) moving the layer to a holding station; and d) holding the layer horizontally against another layer within the holding station; and e) repeating steps a) to d) until a stack of layers is formed having a height substantially equivalent to the desired width of the board to be formed; the method characterized by the step of f) removing the stack from the holding device once the layers have had sufficient time to bond to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Corcel IP Limited
    Inventor: Patrick Petrus Antonius Maria Van Berlo
  • Publication number: 20140196843
    Abstract: An applique is provided that is attached to the outer surface of a product. The applique comprises a decorative piece including an upper surface with a design element digitally printed thereon and an opposite lower surface attached to the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: New Wave Group Licensing S.A.
    Inventors: Kenneth A. Shwartz, Charles W. Lord
  • Publication number: 20140196842
    Abstract: A method for bonding a first bond surface of a first solid substrate consisting of a first material to a second bond surface of a second solid substrate consisting of a second material, said method comprising the steps of: working one of the first and/or second bond surfaces with a cutting tool at a speed vs that is below a critical speed vk and at a temperature Ts that exceeds a critical temperature Tk, down to a surface roughness O that is less than 1 ?m; bringing the first solid substrate into contact with the second solid substrate at the bond surfaces, and exposing the solid substrates that are in contact to temperature in order to form a permanent bond that is at least primarily produced by recrystallization at the bond surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventors: Klaus Martinschitz, Markus Wimplinger, Bernhard Rebhan
  • Patent number: 8770250
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for splicing together old and new thermoformable sheets in order to supply a continuous thermoforming operation. The apparatus is used to join together thermoformable sheets by: providing a first thermoformable sheet with a trailing edge and a second thermoformable sheet with a leading edge; forming a terminal edge portion with a hot element along the trailing edge and a complementary terminal edge portion along the leading edge by severing a scrap sheet from each portion; laterally retracting each scrap portion away from the trailing edge and the leading edge; and joining together the first thermoformable sheet and the second thermoformable sheet by interlocking together the terminal edge portion with the complementary terminal edge portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventors: Jere F. Irwin, Dale L. Vantrease
  • Publication number: 20140182778
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sealing sheet containing a flame retardant adhesive sheet having a flame retardant-containing adhesive layer, which has a retention time of 60-2000 seconds in the following constant load peel test: [Constant Load Peel Test] (1) a sealing sheet is cut into a 10 mm width×50 mm length tape, (2) the tape is laid on a duralumin panel, a 5 kgf roller is run on the tape from one end of the tape to the other end of the tape in the length direction thereof to press the tape against the duralumin panel to form a sample, and (3) the sample is left standing at ambient temperature, normal humidity for 24 hr, the sample is fixed horizontally with the tape side facing downward, a 30 gf plummet is hung at one end in the tape length direction, the time from hanging the plummet to reaching a tape peel distance of 30 mm is measured, and this time is taken as the retention time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Ryuuichi KABUTOYA, Shigeki MUTA, Masatoshi SUZUKI, Tetsuya HIROSE, Shinji INOKUCHI
  • Patent number: 8763667
    Abstract: A packaging cushion insert is useful for cushioning a packaged object. The insert comprises a top sheet, a bottom sheet; and a plurality of interior sheets between the top and bottom sheets. The top sheet, the bottom sheet, and the plurality of interior sheets are in stacked and laminated arrangement. The top sheet, bottom sheet, and plurality of interior sheets each comprise one or more materials selected from an air-cellular cushioning material, cellular foam material, and crumpled paper material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Sealed Air Corporation (US)
    Inventor: Nicholas P. De Luca
  • Publication number: 20140175049
    Abstract: Roll-to-roll processes for manufacturing touch sensors using a sheet of patterned photoresist film are disclosed. The photoresist film can include a sheet of photoresist material, such as DFR, that has been patterned by removing portions of the photoresist film using a die or laser cutting technique. In some examples, the photoresist film can be patterned such that the patterned photoresist film can be laminated to a base film and used as an etching mask or a photoresist layer in a roll-to-roll manufacturing process. In this way, the patterned photoresist film can be used in place of conventional photoresist films in roll-to-roll processes, thereby obviating the need for subsequent exposure and development operations that would otherwise be performed when using conventional photoresist films. As a result, the chance that a defect is introduced into the touch sensors is reduced by reducing the number of operations performed in the roll-to-roll process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Siddharth MOHAPATRA, Sunggu KANG, John Z. ZHONG
  • Publication number: 20140174643
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for preparing a plurality of coated binder units are disclosed. A coated binder is divided into a plurality of coated binder units by applying a pair of dividing elements to the coated binder and applying a welding element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: João Miguel De Amorim Novais Da Costa Nóbrega, José António Colaço Gomes Covas, Chantal Soubigou, Eurico Filipe Dias Pessoa, Bruno Henrigue Rodrigues Barros, Catherine Rodrigues
  • Patent number: 8758543
    Abstract: A disposable absorbent article comprises an outer cover, and an absorbent member attached to the skin facing side of the outer cover. The absorbent member includes an absorber. At least a crotch zone of the outer cover is subjected to a softening process for softening a material of the outer cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Livedo Corporation
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Yagyu, Masaru Fujioka
  • Publication number: 20140158290
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a two-piece or composite graphite blank applicable for EDM or other similar needs. The composite electrode will combine a low cost backer substrate material manufactured to size for fixture holding without additional machining for attachment with a high cost material sufficient for the EDM process. The two pieces will be physically attached by an adhesive suitable for bonding graphite or copper impregnated graphite. The pre no-machining backer material sized for fixture holding reduces waste and machining costs for end users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventors: Scott L. Boncha, Dale B. McCartney
  • Patent number: 8747591
    Abstract: Generally annular full tape thickness conductors are formed in single or multiple tape layers, and then stacked to produce an annular solid conductive wall for enclosing an electromagnetic isolation cavity. The conductors may be formed using punch and fill operations, or by flowing conductor-containing material onto the tape edge surfaces that define the interior sidewalls of the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Sandia Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth A. Peterson, Richard T. Knudson, Frank R. Smith, Gregory Barner
  • Publication number: 20140154452
    Abstract: The present application discloses a method for fabricating a composite structure for use as a resilient cushion, including: (a) placing a sheet of first resilient material on a surface; (b) cutting the sheet of first resilient material by pressing a cutter on to the first resilient material to produce a cut sheet of first resilient material displaying a cutting pattern of discrete first resilient elements of defined widths and lengths, wherein at least one of the first resilient elements touches adjacent resilient elements along its side; and (c) mounting a first expanse of material on at least one of the first resilient elements of the cut sheet of first resilient material to form a first composite structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: Applied FT Composite Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Kim
  • Publication number: 20140150962
    Abstract: A heat-debondable adhesive article having two opposing sides is provided that includes a shape-memory polymer sheet in its temporary strained shape that includes a plurality of slits therein and a first adhesive on one opposing side of the polymer sheet and a second adhesive on the other opposing side of the polymer sheet. The provided article, optionally, includes a first substrate in contact with the first adhesive and a second substrate in contact with the second adhesive. The article can be debonded by heating the article to a temperature equal to or greater than a transition temperature for the shape-memory polymer sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventors: Joseph D. Rule, Ross E. Behling, Nicholas A. Lee, Leslie M. LeBow
  • Patent number: 8741083
    Abstract: A method for producing an elastically stretchable laminate having at least three layers, the method including the steps of: a) producing a first laminate having a first non-elastic fibrous nonwoven web and an elastic film; b) activating the first laminate by incremental stretching in at least one activation direction to render the first laminate elastically stretchable; c) stretching the activated first laminate to 10-200% in the activation direction; and d) laminating the stretched first laminate to a second non-elastic nonwoven web. An elastically stretchable laminate produced in accordance with the method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Margareta Wennerbäck, Jan Wästlund-Karlsson, Elisabeth Lakso
  • Patent number: 8734418
    Abstract: A pant-type wearing article configured so that fasteners used to connect front and rear waist regions with each other can be engaged with and disengaged from each other in a repetitive manner. Of the front and rear waist regions, at least one waist region, for example, the front waist region is formed in its transversely opposite lateral zones with inelastic regions being neither elastically stretchable nor elastically contractible in a waistline direction. These inelastic regions are provided with first fastener members selected from the first fastener members and second fastener members. The front waist region is further formed inside the respective inelastic regions as viewed in the waistline direction with a plurality of film-like joints defined by integrated sheet members forming the lateral zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventors: Akiyoshi Kinoshita, Yasuhiko Kenmochi
  • Patent number: 8728266
    Abstract: An electro-optic display is produced using a sub-assembly comprising a front sheet, an electro-optic medium; and an adhesive layer. An aperture is formed through the adhesive layer where the adhesive layer is not covered by the electro-optic medium, and the sub-assembly is adhered to a backplane having a co-operating member with the aperture engaged with a co-operating member, thus locating the sub-assembly relative to the backplane. In another form of electro-optic display, a chip extends through an aperture in the electro-optic medium and adhesive layer. In a third form, the aforementioned sub-assembly is secured to a backplane and then a cut is made through both backplane and sub-assembly to provide an aligned edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignees: E Ink Corporation, Creator Technology B.V.
    Inventors: Guy M. Danner, Valerie C. Northrop, Jonathan D. Albert, Holly G. Gates, Erik van Veenendaal, Fredericus J. Touwslager
  • Publication number: 20140134711
    Abstract: A microstructured measurement chip (1) for optical measurement of properties of artificial or biological membranes (40), having a lower, translucent support layer (10) and at least one non-translucent main layer (20) disposed on top of the former, which layer has depressions (30) configured as measurement chambers, having an upper opening (25) and one or multiple inner side walls (26). In order to improve the measurement chip (1) in such a manner that biological systems can be measured with greater measurement accuracy and higher throughput, it is proposed that the side wall or the side walls (26) of the measurement chambers (30) have depressions (27) and/or elevations (28). The invention furthermore relates to a holder (200) for the measurement chips (1) as well as to a method for the production of the measurement chips (1) from a silicon wafer (300).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: NANOSPOT GMBH
    Inventor: Guido Boese
  • Patent number: 8721830
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a structural part including at least two wings extending in intersecting planes made of thermoplastic fiber-reinforced composite material including at least two plies of continuous fibers. The fibers extend from one wing to another. The method includes cutting the at least two plies in a fabric and/or a tape of fibers pre-impregnated with a thermoplastic resin; assembling the plies to create a preform; and compacting the preform to a final shape of the part by subjecting the preform to a defined cycle of temperature and pressure. A toolset can implement the method described above. Such a toolset includes a rigid punch and die such that closing the tool creates a sealed chamber in a shape of the part between the punch and the die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations S.A.S.
    Inventors: Didier Kurtz, Florian Chotard
  • Publication number: 20140124131
    Abstract: Various methods and systems are provided for fabrication of nanoporous membranes. In one embodiment, among others, a system includes electrode pairs including substantially parallel electrodes, a controllable power supply to control the electrical potential of each of the electrode pairs, and a syringe to eject an electrically charged solution from a needle to form a nanofiber. The orientation of the nanofiber in a nanofiber layer is determined by the electrical potentials of the electrode pairs. In another embodiment, a method includes providing a nanoporous membrane including nanofiber layers between a transferor and a mainmold of a stamp-through-mold (STM) where adjacent nanofiber layers are approximately aligned in different directions. A patterned membrane is sheared from the nanoporous membrane using the transferor and the mainmold of the STM and transferred to a substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventors: Pitfee Jao, Yong-Kyu Yoon, Gloria Jung-a Kim
  • Patent number: 8715445
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a liquid crystal display element, includes: providing a long sheet material including a laminate of an optical film containing a polarizer, a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer, and a carrier film temporarily bonded to the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer; cutting the long sheet material at predetermined intervals, while maintaining the continuity of the carrier film; peeling off the carrier film by a tensile force; and continuously bonding the resulting optical film pieces to liquid crystal panels, respectively, through the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer exposed by the peeling off, while feeding the resulting optical film pieces, wherein the cutting is performed to such a depth as to substantially reach the carrier film, and the carrier film is cut to a depth less than half of the thickness of the carrier film at least both end portions in the width direction of the carrier film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Yuu Sugimoto, Seiji Umemoto, Takuya Nakazono
  • Publication number: 20140118973
    Abstract: Improved pin header assemblies, printed circuit board assemblies and methods of forming the same are disclosed. In an aspect, a method of forming a pin header assembly for use with a printed circuit board is provided. The method includes the step of providing a base formed of an electric insulator. The method further includes the step of forming a plurality of openings through the base. The method further includes the step of inserting a plurality of conductive pins through the openings, wherein a press fit is formed between the conductive pins and the base, and the conductive pins extend from opposite sides of the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventors: Catalin Nastasa, Jacobo Barraza-Rubio
  • Patent number: 8709578
    Abstract: A bamboo scrimber includes a plurality of pressure-pressed bamboo strips impregnated with an adhesive and modified through heat-treatment. Each of the bamboo strips is formed with a plurality of slots penetrating through the bamboo strip substantially in a direction of thickness defined by the bamboo strip. A substantially longitudinal direction defined by the slots is substantially consistent with a substantially longitudinal direction defined by fibers of the bamboo strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Dasso Industrial Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qisheng Zhang, Shenxue Jiang, Hai Lin, Xufeng Xu, Hongzheng Liu, Bin Xu, Wen He
  • Publication number: 20140110046
    Abstract: A platform board is shown which allows a small child or infant to learn the art of water skiing. The platform is wide enough to accommodate at least the width of two foot grips located on an upper surface of the platform. A handle bar extending upwardly from the upper surface of the platform from a location in front of the foot grips. The handle bar includes a grip portion which can be adjusted to lie in a horizontal plane at a height which allows the grip portion to be conveniently gripped by a small child or infant. The platform board is manufactured similarly to a surf board that will support the weight of a child prior to acceleration of an associated towing craft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: Roberto G. Ruiz
  • Publication number: 20140096900
    Abstract: The present application relates to a method and system for labeling one or more products such as packages transported along a conveyer, and more specifically to applying a label on a respective package by way of a vertically adjustable assembly positioned above the conveyor. The adjustable assembly includes at least a label printer and an applicator for printing and applying the label on a surface of the package on the conveyor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: BELL AND HOWELL, LLC.
    Inventors: Richard WOJDYLA, Tim PALMER, Brian BOWERS, Tomasz K. BEDNAREK
  • Publication number: 20140096901
    Abstract: A light-emitting device includes a transparent substrate, a transparent adhesive layer on the transparent substrate, a first transparent conductive layer on the transparent adhesive layer, a multi-layer epitaxial structure and a first electrode on the transparent conductive layer, and a second electrode on the multi-layer epitaxial structure. The multi-layer epitaxial structure includes a light-emitting layer. The transparent substrate has a first surface facing the transparent adhesive layer and a second surface opposite to the first surface, wherein the area of the second surface is larger than that of the light-emitting layer, and the area ratio thereof is not less than 1.6.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventors: Min-Hsun HSIEH, Chih-Chiang LU, Ching-Pu TAI
  • Publication number: 20140090779
    Abstract: A method includes a first bonding step including providing a first polarizing film obtained by transversely cutting a first long polarizing film having an absorption axis in its longitudinal direction, supplying the first polarizing film from a first optical film roll, and bonding the first polarizing film to a back side of the optical cell while feeding the optical cell; and a second bonding step including providing a linearly polarized light separating film obtained by transversely cutting a long linearly polarized light separating film having a reflection axis in its transverse direction, supplying the linearly polarized light separating film from a second optical film roll, and bonding the linearly polarized light separating film onto the first polarizing film bonded to the back side of the optical cell, while feeding the optical cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventors: Kazuya Hada, Satoshi Hirata, Seiji Kondo
  • Publication number: 20140093666
    Abstract: A method for producing a patterned pressure-sensitive adhesive body includes a pattern forming step of cutting a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer in a pressure-sensitive adhesive film including a first release film and the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer laminated on one surface of the first release film so as to form a first slit in a pattern shape and an outer frame forming step of cutting the first release film and the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer so as to form a second slit in an outer frame shape surrounding the pattern shape. The second slit has a discontinuous portion in a cutting direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventors: Yoshikazu TSUZUKI, Yoshimasa NISHIDA, Takafumi SUZUKI, Hiromitsu MORISHITA, Masayoshi NATSUME, Shuuji SUGIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20140090778
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of producing a reverse-printed pressure-sensitive cut label using thin or lighter liners in a continuous process and single pass. The invention eliminates the need for printing over the adhesive or silicone and permits reverse printing directly on the backside of the label face stock. Further, the present invention obviates the need for shipment of finished label material to a printer for printing and eliminates the multiple steps and costly equipment involved in silicone coating release paper in-line during the label making process. In addition, the present invention provides a method of producing multiple, single webs of cut reverse-printed labels in a single pass, saving both materials costs and additional unwinding, slitting and rewinding steps and equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: Outlook Group Corp
    Inventors: Tina M. Galoff, Pat Harvath, Todd Schuh
  • Patent number: 8679282
    Abstract: Absorbent sanitary articles (2), such as nappies or incontinence pads with an elongated central body (2a) and at least one pair of closure tabs (5), are manufactured on a machine (1) by which the tabs (5) are directed in pairs from a feed unit (13) onto a transport line (6) carrying the articles (2) toward a sealing station. The feed unit (13) operates by making skew cross-cuts (16) in a continuous strip (15) of material, so as to generate a succession of tab elements (5) appearing trapezoidal in outline; the tab elements (5) are then distanced one from another in alternation along a direction (D3) transverse to their feed direction (D2) through the machine, so as to obtain two single columns (23) which are taken up by a roller (27) and aligned one with another so that the single tab elements (5) are ordered into a succession of transversely aligned pairs. The alignment roller (27) rotates tangentially to the transport line (6) and is timed to place one pair of tab elements (5) on each advancing article (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: GDM S.p.A.
    Inventors: Matteo Piantoni, Luca Pedretti, Alberto Perego
  • Publication number: 20140075992
    Abstract: An artistic element holder comprising an artistic element platform with an artistic image permanently or semi-permanently mounted and an artistic element holder frame assembly capable of holding the artistic element platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventor: Robert W. Jaekel
  • Publication number: 20140071353
    Abstract: Provided is an optical unit for a display panel device with a capacitive touch input function. In the optical unit, a touch panel laminate comprises: an optically transparent first substrate layer laminated to one surface of a transparent adhesive layer; a first transparent electrically conductive layer laminated, through a first undercoat layer, to a surface of the first substrate layer on a side opposite to the adhesive layer; an optically transparent second substrate layer laminated to the other surface of the adhesive layer; and a second transparent electrically conductive layer laminated, through a second undercoat layer, to a surface of the second substrate layer on a side opposite side to the adhesive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventor: Mayumi Kishioka
  • Publication number: 20140072759
    Abstract: Systems and methods for protection of cosmetic surfaces on electronic devices and adhesive overflow prevention are provided. In particular, an assembly for protecting a cosmetic surface can include a heat activated adhesive, such as a heat active film adhesive (“HAF”), which can be used to secure a mesh to the cosmetic surface. In some embodiments, a protective layer having a center layer laminated between two layers of heat activated adhesive can be used to protect the cosmetic surface from scratches caused by the mesh. In some embodiments, one or more hot shoes can be used to cross-link the heat activated adhesives to the mesh and the cosmetic surface. Because the shape of a shoe can influence the flow of heat activated adhesives during cross-linking, different shoes can be selected in order to minimize overflow in certain locations in the assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Andrew W. Berg, Michael B. Wittenberg, Sawyer I. Cohen
  • Patent number: 8668801
    Abstract: A method for producing a laminated optical film that allows three-dimensional images to be reproduced, which is preferably used in a large image display apparatus. One embodiment of the method includes laminating a polarizing plate and a ?/4 plate and forming a ?/2 layer partially on the ?/4 plate. The polarizing plate and the ?/4 plate are laminated such that an angle between an absorption axis of a polarizer of the polarizing plate and a slow axis of the ?/4 plate is substantially 45°, and the ?/2 layer is formed such that an angle between the absorption axis of the polarizer and a slow axis of the ?/2 layer is substantially 45°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Ikuo Kawamoto, Masatoshi Tomonaga, Yuuji Saiki
  • Publication number: 20140063756
    Abstract: A laminating method of a chip on flexible printed circuit board (COF) and a printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) includes arranging an isolation groove on one side or two sides of a laminating area of the PCBA, which is laminated with the COF. The method further includes laminating the COF onto the PCBA by using a high-temperature laminating bit, so that the PCBA and the COF are connected in the laminating area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Dongsheng Guo, Jiang Zhu
  • Publication number: 20140059886
    Abstract: Footwear fabrication methods are disclosed, having reduced material consumption and/or waste requirements, compared to conventional methods, as well as the footwear articles made by such methods. The fabrication methods and articles are characterized by the selective use of a bonding agent, in the form of a powder or tackified (e.g., preheated) powder, to bond various material panels, such substrate, mesh, and/or skin panels in the formation of a composite panel (e.g., a bonded mesh composite panel), which may in turn be used to provide a footwear upper and ultimately an article of footwear. The bonding agent is particularly applicable to fabrication processes utilizing a combination of heat and pressure for bonding or fusing material panels, each having a suitable composition, size, shape, and thickness, into the particular configuration of the footwear upper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: NIKE INC.
    Inventors: Amy LYTTLE, Todd W. Miller
  • Patent number: 8663415
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing disposable absorbent garments and a garment made thereby. In particular embodiments, the method comprises removing notches or holes of a garment web or webs adjacent to front and back waist edges to define a series of spaced apart front and back waist edge openings. The method includes providing front and back elastic waistband webs, and positioning the respective waistband webs to overlay at least a portion of each opening, and bonding the waistband webs to each other. The garment includes first and second waist edge cutouts, wherein two side seams extend from the waist edge cutouts to respective leg openings. The garment further includes front and back elastic waistbands attached to each other at first and second waistband side seams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell E. Thorson, Todd W. Wilkes, Jesus S. Banda
  • Patent number: 8651160
    Abstract: To automatically perform an attachment work of a material supply to a target object, a robot system includes a robot provided with a body, a first arm provided for the body and having a plurality of joints, a second arm provided for the body separately from the first arm and having a plurality of joints, and hand units respectively provided for the first arm and the second arm. The robot holds one of a plurality of types of workpiece components using the hand units of the first arm and the second arm at the same time, and the remaining type of the workpiece components is held and carried by the hand unit of the first arm or the second arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki
    Inventors: Katsunori Urabe, Kenichi Motonaga, Keigo Ishibashi, Takashi Shiino
  • Publication number: 20140042000
    Abstract: A touch panel includes: a body connected to wiring drawn out to the outside of the touch panel; a sheet member to which decoration printing is added; an adhesive that pastes the sheet member on the body and is the same size as the sheet member; and a non-adhesion film formed between the adhesive and the wiring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventor: Nobuya IWASAKI
  • Publication number: 20140037888
    Abstract: Included herein are constructional techniques for forming thermoplastic composite panels into differently-shaped finished goods. The techniques described are especially useful in forming shaped goods having a complex core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Robert O'Reilly, Gregory William Pronko, David Mayer de Rothschild, Frank P. Becking
  • Publication number: 20140027052
    Abstract: A method for coating a surface of a supporting element with a layer of ligneous material in order to form a motor vehicle trim element. The method includes the following consecutive steps: precutting the coating layer so as to form at least one precut area in the layer of ligneous material; positioning the layer of ligneous material relative to the supporting element by means of the precut area; and attaching the layer of ligneous material to the surface of the supporting element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventors: Nathalie Durand, Hugo Piccin