One Web Only Patents (Class 156/270)
  • Patent number: 10167164
    Abstract: A handheld tape dispenser includes a first shell, a second shell releasably secured to the first shell, a spring-actuated tape applying mechanism, a knife, a roll of tape, a roller member, and a tape press roller. The adhesive tape frictionally passes the roller member and a gap between the front platform and the tape press roller to extend out of a front opening. A rearward movement of the button moves blades downward to sever the adhesive tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Huah Jinn Tape Searching Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hseuh-Chin Shen
  • Patent number: 9324592
    Abstract: A wafer processing tape includes a release film having a large length; an adhesive layer formed on a first surface of the release film and having a predetermined planar shape; a pressure-sensitive adhesive film having a label portion and a surrounding portion surrounding outside the label portion; and a support member formed on a second surface of the release film opposite to the first surface on which the adhesive layer and the pressure-sensitive adhesive film are formed. The label portion has a predetermined planar shape and covers the adhesive layer so that the label portion contacts with the release film around the adhesive layer. The support member is disposed at both end portions of the release film in a short side direction of the release film. The support member has a coefficient of linear expansion of 300 ppm/° C. or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiromitsu Maruyama, Shuzo Taguchi, Noboru Sakuma, Yasumasa Morishima, Shinichi Ishiwata
  • Patent number: 9324593
    Abstract: A wafer processing tape includes a release film having a large length; an adhesive layer formed on a first surface of the release film and having a predetermined planar shape; a pressure-sensitive adhesive film having a label portion and a surrounding portion surrounding outside the label portion; and a support member formed on a second surface of the release film opposite to the first surface on which the adhesive layer and the pressure-sensitive adhesive film are formed. The label portion has a predetermined planar shape and covers the adhesive layer so that the label portion contacts with the release film around the adhesive layer. The support member is disposed at both end portions of the release film in a short side direction of the release film. The support member has a coefficient of linear expansion of 300 ppm/° C. or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiromitsu Maruyama, Noboru Sakuma, Yasumasa Morishima, Shinichi Ishiwata
  • Patent number: 9079382
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a circuit board featuring conductive patterns, said method comprising the following steps of: i) affixing a conductive layer, such as a metal foil (3), to a substrate material (1) selectively, such that a part of the conductive layer, such as the metal foil (3), comprising desired areas (3a) for the final product and narrow areas (3c) between the final product's conducting areas, is affixed to the substrate material (1) by means of a bond (2), and removal-intended more extensive areas (3b) of the conductive layer, for example the metal foil (3), are left substantially unattached to the substrate material in such a way that the removable area (3b) is in attachment with the substrate material (1) by not more than its edge portion to be patterned in a subsequent step ii) and possibly by sites which preclude a release of the removable areas prior to a step iii); ii) patterning, by a removal of material, the conductive layer, such as the metal foil (3), from narrow gaps between the desi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: TECNOMAR OY
    Inventor: Tom Marttila
  • Patent number: 9017496
    Abstract: A drum for cutting linerless labels from a continuous strip and transferring the labels to a container movable with a given trajectory and speed on a machine, the drum including a side surface suitable for guiding the strip by contacting a non-adhesive surface of the labels, the side surface defining a vertical slit, a coaxial and concentric sleeve for centering the drum on a corresponding support spindle, a cutting blade parallel to a vertical direction of the drum, the cutting blade being displaceable in a radial direction from a position retracted inside the drum to a position at least partially extended through the vertical slit outside the side surface of the drum, a fixed cam relative to which the drum rotates and that is configured to press against the cutting blade so as to cause the cutting blade to extend out in a predefined angular position, and a seat that extends in the vertical direction (Z-Z) and is connected to the cam and which is suitable for engagement with a corresponding fixed reference p
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: ILTI S.r.l.
    Inventors: Tarcisio Scapinelli, Andrea Botrini
  • Publication number: 20150082741
    Abstract: A method of making a floor panel includes the steps of: providing an adhesive on a release member; laminating or marrying the release member to a bottom layer such that the adhesive is between the release member and the bottom layer; removing a portion of the release member to expose an area of the adhesive; and adhering a top layer to the area such that the top layer is offset with respect to the bottom layer in a direction of length and width and a marginal end portion of a top surface of the bottom layer and a marginal end portion of the bottom surface of the top layer is exposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Richard H. Balmer, Shih Chung Lee, Dung V. Dao, John R. Eshbach, JR., Heath E. Harrington, Michael E. Buckwalter, Kean M. Anspach
  • Patent number: 8974621
    Abstract: A composite friction unit of a three dimensional composite body is formed of a substantially uniform array of predominately glass strands of primary reinforcing fibers in matrix of phenolic resin material, the reinforcing fibers in the form of fabric distributed throughout the body forming a friction unit having a predetermined size and configuration and uniform distribution and alignment of fibers throughout. An alternate friction unit includes a substantially rigid or rigid backing co-pultruded in forming the unit. The units are produced in a pultrusion process wherein the reinforcing fibers and matrix are pulled through a forming die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: AscenZ Friction & Brake LLC
    Inventor: Benjamin V. Booher
  • Publication number: 20150053342
    Abstract: A combination adhesive tape dispenser/applicator for one-handed dispensing of pressure sensitive adhesive tape from a roll and simultaneously applying the tape to a substrate. The combination tape dispenser/applicator allows all operations to be performed single-handedly, and without the user ever having to directly touch the tape. In addition, there is no need to pre-measure or estimate the length of tape needed as the desired length of tape is dispensed as it is being applied to the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Cory Lee Dean Walker
  • Patent number: 8936693
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Mark Andy, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Stone Manes, John Robinson
  • Publication number: 20140305580
    Abstract: Composite tape is laminated onto a substrate using a gantry to move a tape laminating head along the length of the substrate. The laminating head is mounted for movement along a beam on the gantry that extends across the width of the substrate. The direction of lamination may be altered by changing the angular orientation of the beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Thomas J. Hagman, Gregory Lowman Branch, James P. Dwyer, Brian Edward Hood, Erik Lund, Wade Matthew Morris, Jonathan Richard Schwedhelm, Thomas C. Stone
  • Patent number: 8852704
    Abstract: A X-Y plane is a plane parallel to abutting surfaces on which a joining portion is formed, and a Z direction is a direction perpendicular to the X-Y plane. A sealing member is held between the outer circumference side of a guide provided on a lid body and the inner circumference side of a rib provided on a case, and is pressed in a direction parallel to the X-Y plane. Laser light is scanned on the inner circumference side with respect to a ring-shaped pressurization jig with a stopper pressurized by the pressurization jig, so the pressurization jig does not break the path of the laser light. This expands the range of options in the material for the pressurization jig, which enables an easy-maintenance jig to be used, improving productivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Seizo Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 8821674
    Abstract: Disclosed is a material roll that includes a roll of an optical film having defect information markings printed thereon and is resistant to the formation of a defect by the transfer of a bump/dent deformation at the marking site. The material roll includes a long sheet of an optical film with polarizer wound into roll shape; and marking(s) formed at or in a vicinity of at least one defect site. The marking has an optical density of 1.5 or more, and a thickness of a center part of the marking is 1.5 ?m or less. The marking preferably has an optical density per unit thickness of 2.5 ?m?1 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Takuya Nakazono, Seiji Umemoto, Tomohito Takita, Fumihito Shimanoe, Yuuki Yano, Teruaki Oosawa
  • Patent number: 8815042
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a hip panel for a disposable absorbent article includes feeding a web to a cutting apparatus. The web is cut at a first location with the cutting apparatus to form a curved lower edge of the hip panel. The web is cut at a second location with the cutting apparatus to form a curved upper edge of the hip panel. The curved lower edge and the curved upper edge are substantially identical with respect to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Melissa Christine Putzer, Gary Lee Travis
  • Patent number: 8815041
    Abstract: A panel filter is provided such as for HVAC applications in which one of the cut edges is frayed and attached with adhesive to the inner peripheral surface of a paper board frame. The frayed edges may facilitate better gluing of pleated filter medium to the frame especially for self-supported filter media applications and may increase structural rigidity and sealibility as a whole. Frayed edges also provide flexibility to assist in installation of a card of pleated filter medium into a paper board frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Clarcor Air Filtration Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas R. Underwood, Casey C. Dent, LaMonte A. Crabtree
  • Patent number: 8808489
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a flexible, impact-resistant material (1) comprises the steps of providing a sheet of a closed-cell foam material (20) and cutting the sheet (20) into a plurality of spaced elements (2). These elements (2) are substantially separated except for connecting portions (7) that connect the elements to neighboring elements such that the elements (2) are joined to define a lattice (6). A first flexible substrate (3; 25) is bonded to one face of the lattice. The connecting portions (7) that connect the elements (2) to neighboring elements are then removed, either with or without removing those portions of the substrate (3) bonded to the connecting portions (7), for example by punching, cutting or laser ablation. A second flexible substrate (27) may be bonded to the opposite face of the lattice either before or after removal of the connecting portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: David Stirling Taylor
  • Patent number: 8808490
    Abstract: Composite tape is laminated onto a substrate using a gantry to move a tape laminating head along the length of the substrate. The laminating head is mounted for movement along a beam on the gantry that extends across the width of the substrate. The direction of lamination may be altered by changing the angular orientation of the beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Thomas J. Hagman, Gregory Lowman Branch, James P. Dwyer, Brian Edward Hood, Erik Lund, Wade Matthew Morris, Jonathan Richard Schwedhelm, Thomas C. Stone
  • Patent number: 8808491
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for cutting out balsa blanket parts comprising the following steps: providing on a surface of a conveyor (12) a row of balsa blankets (1) abutting each other end edge to end edge in butt areas at the joining stations (14.1-14.5); interjoining the balsa blankets (1) in the butt areas at the joining stations (14.1-14.5) to form a balsa blanket web; feeding the balsa blanket web in a direction of feed (F) to a cutting station (15) where the balsa blanket web is stepwise conveyed and cut through crosswise at positions to form the desired parts; providing a next row of balsa blankets on the surface of the conveyor when the rearmost end edge on the rearmost blanket of the balsa blanket web is at the last joining station (14.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: LM Glasfiber A/S
    Inventor: Gert Sørensen
  • Patent number: 8801879
    Abstract: A process for production of a multilayer film that comprises a step in which an adhesive layer formed on a temporary base is situated along the lengthwise direction of the temporary base at a prescribed spacing and cut in such a manner that the plurality of sections which are to serve as adhesive films are partitioned from the other sections, and a step in which the adhesive films on the temporary base are moved onto a support film at a prescribed spacing along the lengthwise direction of the support film. The spacing between the adjacent adhesive films on the temporary base is different from the spacing between the adjacent adhesive films on the support film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi Chemical Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Tamaki
  • Patent number: 8790482
    Abstract: An exterior film for a home appliance includes a cut portion formed by half-cutting corresponding to a see-through portion formed at an exterior part of the home appliance. After the exterior film is adhered, the cut portion is removed along with removal of a sub adhesive protection film. Accordingly, operability and productivity during manufacturing of the exterior film are improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hyungi Jung, Minju Son, Kyungdo Kim, Hyunwoo Jun
  • Publication number: 20140130974
    Abstract: a manufacturing method of waterproof coil zipper includes preparing a coil zipper, extruding a melted polymer material to fill a gap between two teeth sets and an interspace between two tapes, and to cover surfaces of the two tapes, cooling the polymer material to integrally form an anti-permeating body filled in the gap and a waterproof layer covering the surfaces of the two tapes, and cutting the anti-permeating body by a cutting tool. Accordingly, complex steps and low efficiency in manufacture caused by conventional manufacturing method are thus improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: UNITECH ZIPPER & MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tzu-Chi Chen
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8709181
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for manufacturing an optical display device including an optical display unit and an optical film that includes a polarizing plate and is bonded to the optical display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuo Kitada, Takuya Nakazono, Satoru Koshio, Tomokazu Yura
  • Patent number: 8696855
    Abstract: A method includes moving an absorbent composite in a machine direction, severing the composite at a first cut oriented in a direction that is non-parallel and non-perpendicular with the machine direction, severing the composite at a second cut oriented in a direction that is non-parallel and non-perpendicular with the machine direction, severing the composite at a third cut oriented in a direction that is perpendicular to the machine direction, and separating the composite along the first cut, the second cut, and the third cut into discrete absorbent articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Lee Ellingson, Alissa Rachel Ellingson
  • Patent number: 8696856
    Abstract: There is described a method for applying foil material onto successive sheets, especially sheets of securities. In a first step, individual sheets are transported in succession along a sheet transport path. In a second step, at least one continuous band of foil material is applied onto the individual sheets along a direction substantially parallel to a direction of displacement of the individual sheets, thereby forming a continuous flow of sheets linked to one another by the said at least one continuous band of foil material. In a third step, the said at least one continuous band of foil material is cut such that the continuous flow of sheets is again separated into individual sheets with portions of foil material remaining on the sheet. The cutting is performed at positions located on the sheets such that said portions of foil material remaining on the sheets do not extend beyond leading and trailing edges of the sheets. There is also described an installation for carrying out the above method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: KBA-Notasys SA
    Inventors: Johann Emil Eitel, Matthias Gygi, Kurt Georg Nagler
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8656976
    Abstract: An adhesive tape dispenser is provided that is operable by a single hand, and is applicable to a variety of adhesive tapes. The provided adhesive tape dispenser overcomes the problem of jamming due to tape accumulation behind the blade by providing a switchable double cam system that allows adhesive tape to be dispensed, the cutter blade to be urged suddenly downward to cut the tape, and then the cutter blade suddenly retracted during one rearward motion of the tape-cutting button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Jia Hu
  • Patent number: 8657988
    Abstract: A method for applying carbon nanotube films is provided. The method includes the following steps. At least one pre-laid supporter is placed on a film application device including a rotation axis and a rotator. The rotator is capable of rotating about the rotation axis, and includes a number of support surfaces, wherein the at least one pre-laid supporter is attached on the plurality of support surfaces. A carbon nanotube film is drawn from a carbon nanotube array that is supported by a supplier. One end of the carbon nanotube film away from the carbon nanotube array is adhered to one of the at least one pre-laid supporter. The rotator is rotates about the rotation axis such that the carbon nanotube film is applied on the at least one pre-laid supporter; and cutting the carbon nanotube film with a cutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shou-Shan Fan, Liang Liu, Li Qian
  • Patent number: 8641852
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed for converting on a mass scale elongated material webs into finished parts or devices. Slits form strands in a web, the strands comprising interconnected objects which correspond to parts of finished devices. Strands are combined with additional webs to form a material laminate from which finished devices are die cut. The methods are suitable for a range of converting applications including medical devices, particularly the external nasal dilator. Complex dilator devices produced from the methods are formed as a single body truss having horizontal regions adapted to engage outer wall tissues of first and second nasal passages of a nose. When in use the dilator stabilizes or expands nasal outer wall tissues and prevents the outer wall tissues from drawing inward during breathing. Methods of manufacture comprise separate steps for fabricating and assembling the elements and layers of finished dilator devices and for packaging finished devices individually or in groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Corbett Lair Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Vincent Ierulli
  • Patent number: 8623164
    Abstract: A method of making a laminated shingle is provided. The method includes coating a shingle mat with roofing asphalt to make an asphalt-coated sheet, adhering a reinforcement member to a portion of the asphalt-coated sheet, covering the asphalt-coated sheet, and optionally covering the reinforcement member, with granules to make a granule-covered sheet, dividing the granule-covered sheet into an overlay sheet and an underlay sheet, wherein the overlay sheet has a tab portion normally exposed on a roof and a headlap portion normally covered-up on a roof, the headlap portion having a lower zone adjacent the tab portion and an upper zone adjacent the lower zone, and wherein the reinforcement member is adhered to the lower zone of the headlap portion and laminating the overlay sheet and the underlay sheet to make the laminated shingle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: James B. Belt, Bert W. Elliott
  • Patent number: 8591690
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a liquid crystal display element is provided which simultaneously achieves the object of cutting an optical film without causing degradation in appearance and the object of preventing the film from being broken in a continuous bonding process, and 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
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Yuu Sugimoto, Seiji Umemoto, Takuya Nakazono
  • Patent number: 8580068
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a rigid-flexible printed circuit boards includes following steps. First, a first rigid substrate is attached to a first adhesive layer. Second, a first opening through the combined first rigid substrate and the first adhesive layer is defined. Third, the first rigid substrate is laminated to a flexible substrate, the flexible substrate includes an exposed portion exposed via the first opening. Fourth, a second rigid substrate is attached to a second adhesive, a glass transition temperature of the second adhesive layer being lower than that of the first adhesive layer. Fifth, a second opening through the combined first rigid substrate and the first adhesive layer is defined. Sixth, the second rigid substrate is laminated to the flexible substrate in such a manner that the flexible substrate is sandwiched between the first and second adhesive layers, the exposed portion is exposed in the first and the second openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Zhen Ding Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chien-Pang Cheng
  • Patent number: 8562782
    Abstract: A method for interleaving a module including the cutting out of the module on a strip, the gripping of the cut-out module, the conveying of the module right up to a station for affixing and adhesively bonding modules. The module being heated by a heater via heat conduction of an affixing system upon conveying and then affixing of the preheated module by positioning the head of a first guiding member on the upper portion of a second guiding member forming a mask showing the imprint of the module or chip, preformed on the card, by displacement of the affixing system and of positioning the lower portion of the second guiding member on the surface of the card by displacement of the assembly formed by the affixing system and the second guiding member. A device for interleaving a module is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: DataCard Corporation
    Inventors: Benoit Berthe, Frederic Beulet, Sebastien Michenet
  • Patent number: 8557077
    Abstract: A method for producing disposable undergarments is disclosed. The method generally comprises combining a first layer, comprising an elastic material sandwiched between layers of nonwoven material, and a second layer, comprising a backing material and a graphically printed applied patch of material layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Curt G. Joa, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas R. Coose, John A. McCabe, Peter J. Jenquin
  • Patent number: 8545654
    Abstract: A method for producing pant-type absorbent articles, each article including a chassis structure having at least one elastic panel and an integrated absorbent core component, the method including a continuous pant-forming process including forming the chassis structure and incorporating the absorbent core component into the chassis structure. The at least one elastic panel is formed by a) separately producing a two-layer laminate having a first non-elastic fibrous nonwoven web and an elastic film, b) activating the two-layer laminate by incremental stretching in at least one activation direction to render the two-layer laminate (elastically stretchable, c) stretching the activated two-layer laminate by 35-200% in the activation direction, d) introducing the two-layer laminate in the pant-forming process, and e) laminating the elastic film of the stretched two-layer laminate to an elastic or nonwoven chassis component. An absorbent pant-type article produced in accordance with the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Elisabeth Lakso, Hans Een, Jan Wästlund-Karlsson
  • Patent number: 8540839
    Abstract: Resealable multi-ply labels are made from webs along an inline press that include a base label ply and an overlaminate for capturing onserts between them. The base label plies carry an adhesive layer on the bottom surface for mounting the resealable multi-ply labels to articles. The base plies each include a hinge area, an attachment area, a tab area, and an intermediate area separating the hinge area from the attachment area. The overlaminates form permanent bonds with both the hinge areas and the tab areas of the base plies and form reusable bonds with the attachment areas of the base plies. The permanently bonded tab areas of the base plies provide access for releasing the overlaminates from the attachment areas of the base plies and exposing the onserts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: WS Packaging Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert C. Zietlow, Patrick A. Young
  • Patent number: 8529722
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a liquid crystal display device that prevents a liquid crystal panel from warping into a shape concave to the viewer side. The method including a bonding step including providing sheet-shaped optical members each including a polarizing plate and an adhesive layer or a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer and bonding the sheet-shaped optical members to both surfaces of a rectangular liquid crystal cell with the adhesive layer or a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer. The bonding step includes continuously pressing the optical member from its end to bond the optical member from its end to bond the optical member to the liquid crystal cell, while applying a tension to the optical member and stacking the liquid crystal cell and the optical member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Seiji Umemoto, Seiji Kondo
  • Patent number: 8496778
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing absorbent articles in which first and second stabilizing strips confer stability during the manufacturing process by controlling the position of side panels with respect to absorbent structures. In the thus manufactured articles, material of the stabilizing strips remain on the side panels to provide a region of material having consistent properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventor: Dragorad Vasic
  • Patent number: 8460500
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method for producing corrugated material and processing strip material which is removed from the edges of the corrugated material during the formation process. The strip material is cut away from the corrugated material and expelled at a variable line speed to a trim processing machine. The line speed is measured by a sensor which provides a signal representation of the speed to a cutter assembly. The cutter assembly cuts the strip material at a cutting speed which is sequenced to the line speed such that the strip material is cut into a plurality of pieces. The pieces are generally uniform in shape and size across variations in the line speed as the cutting speed is synchronized with the line speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Greif Packaging LLC
    Inventors: Christopher A. Krumm, Peter Watson, John M. Clifford
  • Patent number: 8460495
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided to allow for creation of a configured laminate of a non-woven material, to which a character strip is applied, the character strip exposed by either heat severing and removal of overlying materials, or intermittent application of overlying materials to leave the desired portions of the character strip exposed. A simultaneously formed core insert is applied to a preformed chassis web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Curt G. Joa, Inc.
    Inventor: John A. McCabe
  • Patent number: 8449711
    Abstract: The invention consists of a method for manufacturing a vehicle trim panel so that the sheet of thermoplastic foam that forms the central core of the trim is made from a mixture of thermoplastic material, additives and fibre reinforcement, where the fibre reinforcement forms an integral part of the sheet thermoplastic foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Grupo Antolin-Ingenieria, S.A.
    Inventors: Alberto Sanchez Lite, Ignacio Rodriguez Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 8419882
    Abstract: In a method for continuously making pull-on disposable wearing, a web is fed in a machine direction. The web is formed with first fastener elements on both sides of a region defining a cut line extending in a cross direction. Second fastener elements on a fastener base sheet are engaged with the respective first fastener elements, and a region between these first fastener elements is cut away from the web. Then, the web is folded in two and a side edge of the web is bonded to the fastener base sheet. Thereafter, the web is successively cut along the cut lines to separate the web into segments each of which is a pull-on wearing article having front and rear waist regions adapted to be detachably connected with each other by the first and second fastener elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuo Ukegawa
  • Patent number: 8404069
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for preparing a bundle of sheet material for transport. The automated apparatus includes a cutting assembly for cutting slats, or spacers, from scrap sheet material, a pick and place assembly for positioning and securing the slats to the underside of a bundle, and a stacking assembly for stacking bundles prior to removal for shipping or storage. The slats, once cut, are automatically placed in guide channels and then positioned beneath the bundle while glue is applied thereto. The glued edges are then automatically pressed against the bundle to secure the slats to the bundle, thereby creating space beneath the bundle to allow a forklift to manipulate the bundles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Firestone Building Products Company, LLC
    Inventor: Bruce Foster Douglas
  • Patent number: 8394226
    Abstract: A composite friction unit of a three dimensional composite body is formed of a substantially uniform array of predominately glass strands of primary reinforcing fibers in matrix of phenolic resin material, the reinforcing fibers in the form of fabric distributed throughout the body forming a friction unit having a predetermined size and configuration and uniform distribution and alignment of fibers throughout. An alternate friction unit includes a substantially rigid or rigid backing co-pultruded in forming the unit. The units are produced in a pultrusion process wherein the reinforcing fibers and matrix are pulled through a forming die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Inventor: Benjamin V. Booher
  • Patent number: 8388794
    Abstract: The invention provides a process for producing an adhesive patch, which includes a step of preparing a pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet including a backing, a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer formed on at least one side of the backing, and a release liner disposed on the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer; and a step of punching an adhesive patch including a backing, a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer formed on at least one side of the backing, and a release liner disposed on the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer out of the pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet with a protrudent push cutter blade, in which, at at least an edge part of the protrudent push cutter blade, a cross-sectional shape of the protrudent push cutter blade, which is in a direction perpendicular to the direction in which the protrudent push cutter blade extends, has an angle a and an angle b, in which the angle a is larger than the angle b. The angle a and angle b in the sectional shape have the meanings described in the specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Ryo Hashino, Masakatsu Konno, Jun Harima
  • Patent number: 8357135
    Abstract: A method of making a plurality of diaper side panels (10, 12) from a continuous strip (40). The strip (40) comprises a central region (42), a first lateral region (44), a second lateral region (46), a first set of fasteners (36) anchored to the first lateral region (44), and a second set of fasteners (38) anchored to the second lateral region (46). The strip (40) is separated in the machine direction (M) to form a first set of the side panels (10) and a second set of the side panels (12), so that the side panels (10) each include a fastener (36) from the first set and the side panels (12) each include a fastener (38) from the second set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Bart de Dier, Ad van Hooijdonk
  • Patent number: 8353999
    Abstract: In a manufacturing apparatus of an absorbent product, extended elastic yarns to be a first middle elastic member and extended elastic yarns to be leg elastic members are bonded between a first sheet and a second sheet and arranged crossing each other in manufacturing an outer covering sheet. A first middle elastic member and an inclined part of the leg elastic members crossing the first middle elastic member are simultaneously and reliably cut in a crossing area of the both elastic members by first cutting blades tilted relatively to a direction where the first middle elastic member is positioned and second cutting blades tilted relatively to a direction where the inclined part is positioned. Thus, it is possible to easily form the outer covering sheet which maintains elasticity in a required portion and has high flexibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Livedo Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Takahashi, Hironobu Yokokawa, Masaru Fujioka
  • Patent number: 8349106
    Abstract: A joint detector detects a joint in an adhesive tape supplied from a tape supply section, and a computing unit determines a suitable cutting position of the adhesive tape for removing the joint in accordance with the detected results. A controller controls each mechanism to operate so as to satisfy the determined results by the computing unit. Thereafter, the adhesive tape including the joint is cut and removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Saburo Miyamoto, Yukitoshi Hase, Masayuki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8323443
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a new worn article, which gives a close fit and with which it is possible to reduce the production cost. A worn article of the present invention includes a main body portion 20 including an absorbent core 25 and covering a front torso area, a crotch area and a rear torso area of a wearer, and a pair of side panels PL and PR attached to the main body portion 20 and located between the front and rear torso areas when the worn article is worn. Each of the side panels PL and PR is stretchable in an around-the-torso direction X. At least a portion of the side panel PL and PR includes an elastic thread G sandwiched between at least two sheet-like materials S1 and S2 and is in a contracted state where the elastic thread is contracted, thus forming gathers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Zuiko Corporation
    Inventors: Takao Wada, Masaki Nakakado
  • Patent number: 8317961
    Abstract: A system for manufacturing an optical display device includes providing a roll of a belt-shaped sheet material including an optical film and a release film, which has score lines previously formed by cutting layers of the material other than the release film. The optical film is bonded to a rectangular optical display unit of the display device. In the bonding steps, a first optical film is divided by the score lines into pieces each having a length corresponding to a long side of the display unit, and a second optical film is divided by the score lines into pieces each having a length corresponding to a short side of the display unit. The first optical film has a first polarizing plate whose longitudinal direction is parallel to its absorption axis, and the second optical film has a second polarizing plate whose longitudinal direction is parallel to its absorption axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuo Kitada, Tomokazu Yura, Satoru Koshio, Takuya Nakazono
  • Patent number: 8317962
    Abstract: A base material processing device includes a first base material conveying section which receives from a first line and conveys a to-be-processed flexible base material, a base material dividing section which divides the flexible base material conveyed by the first base material conveying section, a route changing section which receives the flexible base material from its start edge formed by division by the base material dividing section and changes its conveyance route to a second line, and a second base material conveying section which is provided before the second line and holds and conveys to the second line a to-be-processed flexible base material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Akitsugu Hatano