Partial Cutting (e.g., Grooving Or Incising) Patents (Class 156/257)
  • Patent number: 11813767
    Abstract: A computer-assisted shingle sawing method for recovery optimization using a 0-1 defect relative to the clear line, comprising the steps of taking an image of a next slab to be cut from a wood block; defining from that image, a clear line there-across; and locations of defect on that slab relative to the clear line, determining edge lines of shingles recoverable from the slab according to optimal shingle grade recovery; sawing the next slab along these edge lines, and sawing the next slab from the wood block, thereby releasing an optimum recovery of shingles from the slab. In another aspect there is provided a method for shingle recovery optimization using an optimization by inversion strategy, wherein the inclination of a parting line for cutting the next slab from the wood block is determined for optimal shingle grade recovery. There is also provided an installation for carrying out these methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: CLAIR INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT CORP. LTD.
    Inventor: Pierre Michaud
  • Patent number: 11597204
    Abstract: A fluid ejection assembly may include a fluid ejection die comprising a back face and a front face through which fluid is ejected. The fluid ejection die may further include a fan-out fluid passages converging towards the back face of the fluid ejection die, the fan-out fluid passages comprising a first fan-out fluid passage and a second fan-out fluid passage and a recirculation channel extending within a polymeric material from the first fan-out fluid passage to the second fan-out fluid passage adjacent the back face of the fluid ejection die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Chien-Hua Chen, Michael W. Cumbie, Si-Iam J. Choy
  • Patent number: 11565485
    Abstract: A method for use in ply compaction in forming a composite structure. The method includes positioning a ply of material on a forming tool having a web surface and at least one flange surface extending from the web surface, positioning a chassis at a first location along a length dimension of the forming tool, selectively rotating a flange forming device, that is coupled to the chassis, about a yaw axis based on a relative orientation of the flange forming device to the at least one flange surface, applying, with the flange forming device, the ply of material onto the forming tool, moving the chassis relative to the forming tool to position the chassis at a second location along the length dimension of the forming tool, and repeating the selective rotation and the application steps at the second location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Andrew Hopkins, Christopher Gary Harris, John R Henry, Scott Fisher, Jessica Conaty
  • Patent number: 11433657
    Abstract: A method of peeling off the protective film includes: providing a panel lower sheet, where a protective film is provided on one surface of the plane lower sheet and the protective film has a bending line extending in a first direction parallel to opposing sides thereof; gripping a portion of the protective film; moving the gripped portion of the protective film in a second direction which is a thickness direction thereof; and moving the panel lower sheet in a third direction perpendicular to the bending line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wu Hyeon Jung, Do Hyung Ryu, Dae Yang Bak, Dae Hyun Hwang
  • Patent number: 11391397
    Abstract: A structure including: a straight pipe made of a polyolefin-based material; a pair of ridges made of a polyolefin-based material, extending in a circumferential direction along an outer surface of the straight pipe, and spaced apart from each other in an axial direction of the straight pipe; a piping material including a plurality of metal-made separate cases, which are separated from each other in the circumferential direction of the straight pipe and enclose a portion of the straight pipe; and a pair of engagement portions formed on at least one of the separate cases and engaging respectively with the pair of ridges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: SUIKEN Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Sato
  • Patent number: 11375779
    Abstract: The invention relates to a gemstone arrangement, that comprises a first gemstone element, a second gemstone element, which is connected to the first gemstone element, and at least one decorative element, which is arranged between the first gemstone element and the second gemstone element. Furthermore, the invention relates to a method for producing the gemstone arrangement. A further aspect of the invention relates to a jewel with a gemstone arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: REALIZATION DESAL AG
    Inventor: Michael Bonke
  • Patent number: 11235539
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for severing a continuous reinforcement from a print head at conclusion of an event during fabrication of a composite structure. The method may include moving the print head a distance away from the composite structure that provides clearance for a cutting mechanism between an outlet of the print head and the composite structure, and responsively causing the cutting mechanism to make a first cut of the continuous reinforcement at a boundary of the composite structure. The method may also include moving the print head to a waste discard location, and responsively causing the cutting mechanism to make a second cut of the continuous reinforcement at a desired distance offset from the outlet of the print head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Continuous Composites Inc.
    Inventors: Colin Hugh Hambling, Trevor David Budge
  • Patent number: 10968648
    Abstract: A computer-assisted shingle sawing method for recovery optimization using a 0-1 defect relative to the clear line, comprising the steps of taking an image of a next slab to be cut from a wood block; defining from that image, a clear line there-across; and locations of defect on that slab relative to the clear line, determining edge lines of shingles recoverable from the slab according to optimal shingle grade recovery; sawing the next slab along these edge lines, and sawing the next slab from the wood block, thereby releasing an optimum recovery of shingles from the slab. In another aspect there is provided a method for shingle recovery optimization using an optimization by inversion strategy, wherein the inclination of a parting line for cutting the next slab from the wood block is determined for optimal shingle grade recovery. There is also provided an installation for carrying out these methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: CLAIR INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION LTD.
    Inventor: Pierre Michaud
  • Patent number: 10928573
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a pattern structure includes preparing a wafer that has a plurality of fine patterns, generating a first trench by processing the wafer from a first surface to a first depth, and generating a second trench connected to the first trench by processing the wafer from a second surface which is opposite to the first surface to a second depth, thereby cutting the wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sunghoon Lee, Joonyong Park, Dongouk Kim, Jihyun Bae, Bongsu Shin, Dongsik Shim, Jaeseung Chung
  • Patent number: 10927471
    Abstract: A galvanically decorated component made of plastic has a galvanically applied chrome layer, wherein the chrome layer is processed with a laser in such a way that a mechanically applied brush structure or structure is reproduced on the surface. The component decorated in this way satisfies all requirements in accordance with the respective test specifications of the planned area of application. A method produces a plastic component having a structured surface. Components of this type made of plastic for the automotive industry are substantially decorative and operative elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Gerhardi Kunststofftechnik GmbH
    Inventor: Dirk Kieslich
  • Patent number: 10825710
    Abstract: Disclosed are support substrates, methods of fabricating semiconductor packages using the same, and methods of fabricating electronic devices using the same. The support substrate comprises a main body, and a plurality of first protrusions finely protruding from an upper surface of the main body. The main body and the first protrusions include the same material and are formed as a unitary structure. The first protrusions are spaced apart from each other in first and second directions intersecting each other, when viewed in plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kunsil Lee, Seung Hwan Lee
  • Patent number: 10702027
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a fastener for a zipper which includes a top plate; a bottom plate located corresponding to the top plate; and a head which is located in a fixed region of a top surface of the top plate and is separable from the top plate. Since the head is separable from the top plate, the traction tab can be replaced, and thus, it is possible to apply various forms of traction tabs to fastener for zipper in accordance with user's feelings and user's needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Ji Hye Lee
  • Patent number: 10677974
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a pattern structure includes preparing a wafer that has a plurality of fine patterns, generating a first trench by processing the wafer from a first surface to a first depth, and generating a second trench connected to the first trench by processing the wafer from a second surface which is opposite to the first surface to a second depth, thereby cutting the wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sunghoon Lee, Joonyong Park, Dongouk Kim, Jihyun Bae, Bongsu Shin, Dongsik Shim, Jaeseung Chung
  • Patent number: 10576469
    Abstract: A method for fabricating microfluidic structures is provided. The method includes: a belt is provided and an adhesion layer is formed on at least one surface of the belt; the belt is cut for forming a first microfluidic channel thereon, wherein the first microfluidic channel has an accommodating space; a second microfluidic channel is provided, wherein a line-width of the second microfluidic channel is smaller than a line-width of the first microfluidic channel; the second microfluidic channel is disposed in the accommodating space of the first microfluidic channel; and a substrate is adhered to the belt via the adhesion layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Chien-Chong Hong, Shih-Hong You, Wen Chung
  • Patent number: 10315276
    Abstract: A method is provided for producing a glass ceramic element with a patterned coating is provided. The method includes: providing a glass ceramic element with a coating which is at least partially light-blocking and preferably opaque in the visible spectral range; irradiating the glass ceramic element with a pulsed laser beam on the face provided with the coating so that the coating is removed by ablation; during irradiating the laser beam is directed over the surface of the glass ceramic element so that a portion of the coating is removed which has a greater lateral extent than the diameter of the laser beam; and once the coating has been removed, irradiating the glass ceramic with the laser in the region where the coating has been removed, thereby optically modifying the glass ceramic in the irradiated region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SCHOTT AG
    Inventors: Fabian Wagner, Holger Waldschmidt
  • Patent number: 10214001
    Abstract: A stiffener-reinforced microelectrode array probe and fabrication method using wicking channel-distributed adhesives which temporarily adheres a flexible device onto a rigid stiffener for insertion and extraction. Assembly is by dispensing a liquid adhesive into a narrow open groove wicking channel formed on the stiffener so that the adhesive is wicked along and tills the channel by capillary action, and adhering the adhesive-filled bonding side of the elongated section of the rigid substrate to a flexible device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
    Inventors: Kedar G. Shah, Diane George, Satinderpall S. Pannu, Sarah Felix
  • Patent number: 10203307
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus provide integration of microscopic imaging and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry on a microfluidic device. In one aspect, an apparatus includes a first wafer, a second wafer, and an emitter. The emitter is disposed between the first wafer and the second wafer. The first wafer defines a sample input hole. The first wafer and the second wafer define a first channel, the first channel including a first end and a second end. The first end of the first channel is proximate the sample input hole. The first channel is configured to contain separation media. The second end of the first channel is proximate the emitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Daojing Wang, Pan Mao, Rafael Gomez-Sjoberg, Hung-Ta Wang, Peidong Yang
  • Patent number: 10179465
    Abstract: A cutter accessory is provided for use in combination with a printing device as part of a printing system. The cutter accessory includes a body that is configured to be mounted onto the printing device. An access door is mounted to the body and movable between a closed position and an open position. A slot is defined in the access door and configured to receive printed material from the printing device when the access door is in the closed position. A cutting blade is movably mounted to the body, with at least one cam being associated with the cutting blade. The cam is operable to move the cutting blade with respect to the slot to cut the printed material and is accessible when the access door is in the open position, but not accessible when the access door is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: AVERY DENNISON RETAIL INFORMATION SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Larri B. Williams, Lance D. Neuhard, Timothy J. Entingh, Kelly L. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10112272
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of vapor chamber includes steps of: providing a first board body and a second board body; using mechanical processing to form a hooked section structure on one face of the first board body; using mechanical processing to form a hook section structure on one face of the second board body; and correspondingly mating the first and second board bodies with each other to make the hook section and the hooked section contact and hook and connect with each other and sealing the periphery of the first and second board bodies and vacuuming the first and second board bodies and filling therein a working fluid. According to the manufacturing method, the vapor chamber is manufactured without any additional support structure, but is still free from the problem of thermal expansion. Also, the vapor chamber can be thinned and lightweight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Asia Vital Components Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hsiu-Wei Yang, Fu-Kuei Chang
  • Patent number: 9975808
    Abstract: An ultra-light, pourable, self-drying cementitious product with improved density control and ultra-low water demand is provided. Compositions and methods for making the products are provided as well, including compositions and methods with ultra-low water demand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: UNITED STATES GYPSUM COMPANY
    Inventors: Dennis Mark Lettkeman, John Wesley Wilson, William Kelly Bedwell, Gary Franklin Miller, Raymond A. Kaligian
  • Patent number: 9962766
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for making an object comprising repeatedly selectively depositing a material by controlling one or more deposition areas using a deposition control plate comprising one or more apertures and selectively melting the selectively deposited material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: David Savings, David Wimpenny
  • Patent number: 9909310
    Abstract: An acoustical tile having a wet laid mineral fiber basemat, a non-woven porous fiberglass veil adhered to the basemat and covered with a light reflecting air permeable coating, at least 90% of the weight of the basemat comprising mineral wool and binder, a weight of the binder being less than 1/11 of the weight of the mineral fiber, the basemat having a density of between about 11.4 and about 14.2 lbs/cubic foot, the mineral fiber having an average diameter of between 4.5 and 8.3 microns, the composite of the basemat, veil and coating exhibiting good NRC and CAC performance values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: USG INTERIORS, LLC
    Inventors: William A. Frank, Matthew T. Langdon, Wenqi Luan, Martin W. Brown
  • Patent number: 9901972
    Abstract: An end closure for food and beverage containers is provided. The end closure comprises a central panel with a large opening defined by a score line. The end closure further comprises a ring pull tab operably interconnected to the central panel proximate to a peripheral edge of the central panel. Prior to opening the end closure, a tail end of the ring pull tab is positioned over the tear panel. In some embodiments, the tear panel may completely detach from the end closure upon opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Ball Corporation
    Inventor: Robert M. Rayburn
  • Patent number: 9827806
    Abstract: The invention relates to a datasheet (1) for integrating into a preferably book-like security and/or value document. The datasheet (1) is made of at least two stacked layers (2, 3) made of an organic polymer material. A textile (5) is arranged at least in a sub-region between the layers (2, 3) and outside of the layers (2, 3) so as to form a tab (4), and the textile (5) is at least partly coated on one or both sides and/or saturated with an organic binder (6) at least in the region between the layers (2, 3) and is bonded to the two layers (2, 3) by means of the binder (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignees: BUNDESDRUCKEREI GMBH, COVESTRO DEUTSCHLAND AG
    Inventors: Heinz Pudleiner, Georgios Tziovaras, Cengiz Yesildag, Stefan Trölenberg, Jörg Fischer, Franziska Peinze
  • Patent number: 9735700
    Abstract: A power conversion apparatus includes a capacitor and a heat dissipation member for cooling the capacitor. The capacitor and the heat dissipation member are pressed in an arranging direction in which the capacitor and the heat dissipation member are arranged. The capacitor includes a capacitor element which includes a dielectric body and a metal layer formed on a surface of the dielectric body, an electrode part connected to the metal layer and a bus bar connected to the electrode part. Part of the bus bar is interposed in the arranging direction between the heat dissipation member and the capacitor element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuya Takeuchi, Tetsuya Matsuoka, Ryota Tanabe
  • Patent number: 9709535
    Abstract: An apparatus for use in a chromatography system includes a first microfluidic substrate having a first fluidic channel. One end of the first fluidic channel terminates at a first fluidic port on a first side of the first microfluidic substrate and an opposite end of the first fluidic channel terminates at a second fluidic port on a second side of the first microfluidic substrate. A second microfluidic substrate has a second fluidic channel. One end of the second fluidic channel terminates at a first fluidic port on a first side of the second microfluidic substrate. The first side of the second microfluidic substrate abuts the second side of the first microfluidic substrate such that the fluidic port of the second microfluidic substrate aligns with one of the fluidic ports of the first microfluidic substrate and the alignment produces a fluidic path comprised of the first and second fluidic channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: WATERS TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph D. Michienzi, James P. Murphy, Russell L. Keene
  • Patent number: 9694571
    Abstract: A system for laminating an optical film according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure includes a panel transfer unit to transfer a panel, a first laminating unit installed on a transfer line of the panel to laminate an optical film on a first surface of the panel along a first direction parallel to a transfer direction of the panel, and a second laminating unit installed on the transfer line of the panel to laminate an optical film on a second surface of the panel along a direction perpendicular to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Kyoung-Sik Kim, Eung-Jin Jang, Suk-Jae Lee, Kyoung-Ho Cho, Cheon-Ho Park, Won-Cheul Ju, Beom-Seok Lee, Jea-Han Ryoo
  • Patent number: 9610718
    Abstract: An automotive side view mirror attachment assembly includes a polymeric outer shell having a metal reinforcement member coupled thereto, wherein the polymeric outer shell forms form closures about connecting features of the metal reinforcement member, so as to provide an operably coupling between the polymeric outer shell and the metal reinforcing member that is secured by independent connection locations that are effective to support an external mirror assembly in multiple dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Hubert Niessen, Andreas Thiessen, Michael Meyer, Helmut Olbricht
  • Patent number: 9472428
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of electronic module components according to the present invention includes: forming a plurality of module components on a principal surface of a substrate; forming a groove by dicing between the module components; spraying a conductive paste toward the principal surface of the substrate; and separating the module components. The spraying is performed so that an angle formed between a spray direction and the principal surface is an angle ?. The angle ? is set so as to satisfy the following expression (1), assuming that a depth of the groove is D and a width of the groove is w.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichi Kawabata, Seiko Komatsu
  • Patent number: 9341596
    Abstract: An integrated ?E-E ionization detector that includes an outer shell having an interior linear axis, a vacuum tube coaxial with the linear axis, and a front cathode, a center anode, and a rear anode disposed within the outer shell and around the vacuum tube. The front cathode, center anode, and rear anode are substantially planar in shape, and a ?E detection chamber is defined by the front cathode, the center anode, the outer shell, and the vacuum tube, and an E detection chamber is defined by the rear anode, the center anode, the outer shell, and the vacuum tube. All rays defining at least one solid annular angle about the linear axis and originating from a point in front of the front cathode will intersect the front cathode, internally traverse the ?E detection chamber, intersect the center anode, and traverse at least a portion of the E detection chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Liang Chen, Michael S. Gordon
  • Patent number: 9327381
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a device for cutting a glass sheet, continuously supplied after a melting and solidification process, into quadrangular glass substrates. The glass sheet cutting device includes two or more cutters for cutting a glass sheet into quadrangular glass substrates, a defect inspector for scanning the glass sheet to three-dimensionally check defect positions in a length direction, a width direction and a thickness direction of the glass sheet, a position adjuster for moving at least one of the cutters to a portion of the glass sheet at which few defects are distributed, and a controller for informing the position adjuster of positions of the cutters based on the scanned results received from the defect inspector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Ho Kyung Lee, Kyu Hwang Lee, Soon Ki Heo
  • Patent number: 9293291
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a flexible display device and a carrier substrate for manufacturing the same are disclosed. In one aspect, the method includes preparing a first release area and a first attachment area around the first surface area on a first surface, attaching a base substrate to the first surface, and forming a display unit on the base substrate corresponding to the first release area of the carrier substrate. The method also includes cutting the area of the base substrate corresponding to the first release area of the carrier substrate so as to include the display unit, and separating the cut base substrate from the carrier substrate. Thus, the carrier substrate and the base substrate may be smoothly combined with each other and separated from each other without an additional mask deposition process. Also, damage to a product that may occur during combination and separation of the substrates may be much reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong-Min Lee, Chang-Mo Park, Mu-Gyeom Kim
  • Patent number: 9142807
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for manufacturing an OLED panel. The method is simple and fixes a first substrate and a flexible material layer together by forming a support layer on the first substrate and forming, through etching, a groove in the support layer and coating UV resin in the groove so as to obtain a flexible material layer that is flat, operable, and not prone to deformation. After the formation of an OLED element, the portion outside an area delimited by the groove is trimmed off and the first substrate and the flexible material layer are separated to obtain a flexible OLED panel. This method allows for automation and does not cause damage to the components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Weijing Zeng, Chihche Liu
  • Publication number: 20150145908
    Abstract: Controlling adhesives between substrates and carriers includes forming a depression into a bonding area of a backside surface of a substrate of a print head where the bonding area being formed proximate an ink feed slot formed through the thickness of the substrate from the backside surface to a front side surface; placing an adhesive between the bonding area and a substrate carrier, and moving the substrate and the substrate carrier together such that the adhesive flows into the depression.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Rio Rivas, Ed Friesen, Lawrence Thurber, Garrett E. Clark, Rosanna L. Bigford
  • Publication number: 20150135606
    Abstract: An insulated vent chute and blocking assembly which can be inserted between adjacently disposed roof rafters of a building construction having a pitched or flat roof, the roof supported by a building wall. The assembly comprises: a generally flexible insulated body having a roof facing surface, an attic space facing surface, the surfaces spaced apart from each other to define a pair of longitudinal rafter facing sides, a top and a bottom transverse end, the ends connecting the sides; and a reflective substrate covering the attic space facing surface, the substrate for reflecting heat away from the attic space facing surface and back into attic insulation. The assembly is fabricated from a flexible insulated material, and can assume an arcuate form in embodiments when the body is inserted between adjacently disposed roof rafters in the building construction with a pitched or flat roof such that the bottom transverse end can contact the top of the building wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Ronald William Shaw
  • Patent number: 9017508
    Abstract: Disclosed is a technique of manufacturing an adhesive tape roll by which cut lines for cutting an adhesive tape can be regularly formed at a constant position. Provided are a winding roller (32) that winds the adhesive tape (2) fed out from a mother roll (31) and a cut-lines formation roller (33) that is provided between the mother roll (31) and the winding roller (32) and forms the cut lines (4) in the adhesive tape (2) at a predetermined interval. The winding roller (32) and the cut-lines formation roller (33) are rotated in synchronization with each other via predetermined gears (40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Nitoms
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Numazu, Takahisa Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20150107752
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for joining materials as well as articles manufactured using such processes. The invention pertains to a process for joining a first substrate to a second substrate. The process includes irradiating a portion of a first substrate with a laser beam having a first wavelength and intensity sufficient to increase the absorbance of the first substrate to light having a second, different wavelength. The laser beam may carbonize at least a portion of the irradiated portion of the first substrate imparting a higher absorbance to light than non-irradiated portions of the first substrate. A second substrate is then placed in contact with the irradiated portion of the first substrate. The first substrate is then irradiated with a second laser having a second wavelength, different to the first wavelength; with a sufficient intensity to heat and, preferably melt, the irradiated portion of the first substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Erik Mikael Olsson, Jonathan Riveron, Armando Raul Tovar
  • Publication number: 20150107758
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a flexible composite panel having a plurality of reservoirs connected by at least one capillary includes forming a capillary assembly by winding a flexible, deformable capillary base web partially around a rotating cylinder that has a plurality of recessed features formed therein; drawing the capillary base web into the recessed features to form the capillaries in the capillary base web; filling the capillaries; and laminating a capillary barrier web over the capillary base web. A flexible reservoir assembly is formed by cutting the perimeter of the at least two reservoirs and associated catchments into a flexible reservoir web; removing the waste cut interiors of the reservoirs and the catchments from the reservoir web; securing the reservoir web to a base layer; overfilling each reservoir; and laminating the capillary assembly over the reservoir assembly, driving excess filler from the reservoirs into the catchments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Kevin Stone Manes, John Robinson
  • Publication number: 20150101746
    Abstract: A method for welding profiled elements in plastic material, includes the steps of: preparing two profiled elements, arranged with respective zones to be facing one another; making a groove in correspondence to at least one zone, by a removal operation on a peripheral edge of at least one profiled element; heating the zones to be welded; coupling the zones to be welded to one another, pressing the profiled elements one against the other so as to keep the zones to be welded in reciprocal contact. The coupling step includes: melting the zones to be welded into one another in order to define a welding bead; making a containing compartment defined by the groove, the welding bead being made internally of the containing compartment; and arranging a containing presser in correspondence to the containing compartment for preventing exit of the welding bead from the compartment itself.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: GRAF SYNERGY S.R.L.
    Inventor: Andrea Vaccari
  • Patent number: 9007677
    Abstract: A wavelength conversion element includes a core formed of a ferroelectric crystal having a periodically poled structure in which first and second domains having mutually inverted directions of spontaneous polarization are alternately aligned side by side, and a cladding covering all side surfaces of the core along a light propagation direction and having a uniform refractive index. Boundary surfaces of the first and second domains are arranged in a non-parallel manner with respect to the light propagation direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tadashi Kishimoto
  • Publication number: 20150097897
    Abstract: An ink jet printhead includes a nozzle plate including a nozzle, a recess in the nozzle plate, and a compliant layer that covers the recess and forms a sealed pocket that may be filled with air or another gas during use of the printhead. During actuation of a piezoelectric element during the ejection of ink from the nozzle, the sealed pocket attenuates an acoustic energy generated by the piezoelectric element, thereby reducing crosstalk to adjacent nozzles by the acoustic energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gary D. Redding, Mark A. Cellura, Peter J. Nystrom, Andrew W. Hays
  • Publication number: 20150098128
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an optical component array and method of making an optical component array that can include a plurality of optical components useful for projection devices or other optical devices. The optical component array can be fabricated such that individual optical components having several elements can be assembled in a massively parallel manner and then singulated as individual optical components, and can result in a large reduction in manufacturing cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Joseph C. Carls, James M. Nelson, Charles N. DeVore, Dwight G. Baldwin
  • Publication number: 20150090400
    Abstract: A semi product for building panels or structural elements comprising several wood lamellas (5) fixed by distance elements (4), a building panel with such a semi product and a method of producing the semi product and the building panel. A method of producing a semi-product for a structural element or for a core for a building panel, wherein the method comprises the step of: attaching at least two distance strips by an adhesive to a first wood board; attaching a second wood board to the distance strips by an adhesive; and cutting the first and the second wood boards and the distance strips in the length direction of the wood boards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: Välinge Innovation AB
    Inventors: Marcus BERGELIN, Darko PERVAN, Hans Brännström, Agne PÅLSSON
  • Publication number: 20150093539
    Abstract: The present application relates to a glass laminate (1) comprising at least two glass plates (2, 3). At least one first polymer film (4) and also at least one shaped part (5) made of metal are arranged between said at least two glass plates (2, 3). The at least one shaped part (5) has substantially the same thickness as the at least one first polymer film (4). The first polymer film (4) has a cutout (10), in which there is arranged the shaped part (5). The shaped part (5) furthermore has at least one first region (6) which engages with the at least one first polymer film (4) in a form-fitting manner in the form of an undercut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Roland Krugmann, Bruno Kassnel-Henneberg
  • Patent number: 8987632
    Abstract: Surface energy of a substrate is changed without the need for any template, mask, or additional coating medium applied to the substrate. At least one beam of energy directly ablates a substrate surface to form a predefined topographical pattern at the surface. Each beam of energy has a width of approximately 25 micrometers and an energy of approximately 1-500 microJoules. Features in the topographical pattern have a width of approximately 1-500 micrometers and a height of approximately 1.4-100 micrometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventors: Christopher J. Wohl, Jr., Marcus A. Belcher, John W. Connell, John W. Hopkins
  • Patent number: 8986486
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a film for semiconductor device production, which includes: a separator; and a plurality of adhesive layer-attached dicing tapes each including a dicing tape and an adhesive layer laminated on the dicing tape, which are laminated on the separator at a predetermined interval in such a manner that the adhesive layer attaches to the separator, in which the separator has a cut formed along the outer periphery of the dicing tape, and the depth of the cut is at most ? of the thickness of the separator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Naohide Takamoto, Goji Shiga, Fumiteru Asai
  • Patent number: 8980024
    Abstract: A system, method, and process for fabricating solid surface inserts for solid surface materials is provided. The solid surface inserts provide additional decorative and/or functional elements to a solid surface material. The solid surface inserts are designed and fabricated to capture the salient features of a desired design in order to integrate the desired design into the solid surface base to create an assembled solid surface. To create the assembled solid surface, the solid surface base has a pocket formed to accept the solid surface inserts. Then, the solid surface inserts are fabricated from other solid surface materials. The fabricated solid surface inserts are then assembled, interlocked, and secured, either with each other and/or with the solid surface base, using an adhesive to create the assembled solid surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Custom Solid Surface, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Bielek, Christopher J. Corradino, Marc Corradino
  • Patent number: 8968506
    Abstract: This disclosure is related to a method for making a touch panel. The method includes following steps. A substrate having a surface is provided, wherein the surface defining a touch-view area and a trace area. A first mask layer is supplied to cover the trace area. An adhesive layer is applied on the touch-view area. A carbon nanotube film is placed on the adhesive layer and the first mask layer. The adhesive layer is solidified. The first mask layer and part of the carbon nanotube film on the trace area are removed to expose the trace area. An electrode and a conductive trace are formed on the trace area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Shih Hua Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: Chun-Yi Hu, Yi-Lin Chang, Chih-Han Chao, Po-Sheng Shih
  • Patent number: 8961729
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a touch panel is disclosed. The method includes providing a plurality of substrates, each having a size, providing a carrier including a plurality of grooves each having a size corresponding with the size of the substrates. The method also includes placing the plurality of substrates into the grooves, simultaneously forming a touch structure layer on each of the substrates, and separating substrates from the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Shanghai Tianma Micro-Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lijun Zhao, Jun Ma
  • Publication number: 20150049925
    Abstract: The present application relates to overcoming some of the physical problems associated with putting a biometric sensor into the body of an electronic card, such as a smart card. A disclosed method of manufacturing an electronic card including a biometric sensor may include providing a preformed card body including a circuit having contacts for connection to a biometric sensor, the contacts being embedded within the preformed card body, removing material from the preformed card body to form a cavity in the preformed card body to expose the contacts, coating walls of the cavity with an adhesive epoxy, and connecting a biometric sensor to the contacts using an conductive epoxy. Also disclosed is an electronic card including a biometric sensor manufactured by this method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Peter Robert Lowe