Adhesive Applying To Restricted Area And Spreading Thereof By Assembly Pressure Patents (Class 156/295)
  • Patent number: 10639796
    Abstract: Methods and systems for installing a plug into an aperture of an article are provided, such as drain hole in an electrocoated vehicle floor pan. A robot system used herein includes a robot and a tool, where the tool includes a plug reservoir, a sensor, and an actuator. The sensor is configured to detect the aperture of the article and the actuator is configured to place one of the plugs from the plug reservoir into the aperture. The robot system can include a tool change nest, where the plug reservoir can be received with the tool change nest and the removed from a remainder of the tool. Quick change of plug reservoirs using the present technology improves operation speed and use of one or more tool change nests can reload and/or reconfigure the robot system for plugging various apertures with minimized input or interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: FANUC AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Richard William Turner
  • Patent number: 10471403
    Abstract: An improved insect trapping and barrier adhesive compound having a significantly enhanced mechanical insecticide and insect repelling action. The improved insect trapping and barrier compound is supplied in bulk to be used outdoors for the spot control of insect pests. Alternatively it may be supplied already applied to a disposable media for indoor or very localized outdoor insect control applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventor: Arnold Gregory Klein
  • Patent number: 10271995
    Abstract: A wound dressing comprising: a backing sheet; a layer of pressure-sensitive adhesive on the backing sheet; an island of absorbent material having smaller area than the backing sheet and applied onto a central region of the backing sheet so as to leave a margin of adhesive-coated backing sheet around the absorbent material, and an apertured wound facing layer applied over the absorbent material and adhered to the backing sheet around said island by said pressure-sensitive adhesive, wherein the apertured wound facing layer comprises an apertured substrate having a coating of a silicone gel on the wound facing surface thereof, the open area of the apertured wound facing layer is from about 5% to about 75%, and the apertured wound facing layer comprises apertures having an open area of from about 2 mm2 to about 100 mm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: KCI USA, Inc.
    Inventors: William Pigg, Michelle Delbono, Sally Stephens
  • Patent number: 10253463
    Abstract: The line striper comprises a material deployment system configured to receive a material from a material source and deliver the received material to a deployment mechanism, wherein the deployment mechanism is configured to apply the received material to a surface. The line striper also comprises a mechanical debris removal system configured to, when actuated, move along an application path ahead of the deployment mechanism such that debris is dislodged from the surface, wherein the mechanical debris removal system comprises a contact mechanism configured to facilitate dislodging of the debris from the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Wagner Spray Tech Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph W. Kieffer, Daniel R. Zientara, Jonathan L. Schaumann
  • Patent number: 10188357
    Abstract: A support unit (200), a support device (100) and an emission tomography device using the support device (100) are provided. The support unit (200) comprises: a support body (210), in which an accommodation space (220) that penetrates through the support body is provided, comprising multiple support positions (230A, 230B) that are distributed along a circumferential direction of the accommodation space (220); and multiple fastening means (240A, 240B), connected to at least some of the multiple support positions. At least some of the multiple fastening means (240A, 240B) can move between a contraction position and an extension position along a radial direction of the accommodation space (220). The fastening means (240A, 240B) are used to fasten detectors of the emission tomography device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: DONGGUAN SONGSHAN LAKE SOUTHERN MEDICAL UNIVERSITY SCI. & TECH. PARK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Han Shi, Jianfeng Xu, Qiyu Peng
  • Patent number: 10170534
    Abstract: A display device includes: a substrate; a plurality of display elements in a display area of the substrate, where each of the plurality of display elements includes a pixel electrode, an opposite electrode, and an intermediate layer between the pixel electrode and the opposite electrode; a drive circuit on an outer side of the display area and including a thin film transistor; a first insulating layer on the drive circuit; a first power supply line layer on the first insulating layer and overlapping the drive circuit; a second insulating layer on the first power supply line layer; and a connection electrode layer on the second insulating layer, where the connection electrode layer electrically connects the first power supply line layer to the opposite electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dongwook Kim, Wonkyu Kwak, Sunja Kwon, Seho Kim, Hansung Bae
  • Patent number: 10144179
    Abstract: An automated sealing process (100) for sealing a casing, the casing comprising a first casing portion (107) having a first sealing surface (115), and a second casing portion having a second sealing surface configured to engage the first sealing surface (115), the first casing portion (107) being assembled from at least two components such that the first sealing surface (115) comprises a joint (100) between the components, the process (100) comprising: applying a surface treatment to the joint (117) of the first sealing surface (115) using an automated treatment apparatus (101); and applying a sealant to at least one of the first sealing surface (115) and the second sealing surface prior to bringing the first and second sealing surfaces into engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Tsunou Chang, Jonathan Richard Bishop
  • Patent number: 10131090
    Abstract: A pasting roller has brush bristles planted in a surface thereof in straight lines or spirally to form a plurality of rows at predetermined intervals on the roller surface. An adhesive sheet S is pasted to work while moving the pasting roller and the work, which is the recipient, relative to and crossing each other. In this pasting process, a rotating speed of the pasting roller is adjusted according to a surface configuration of the work to render the pressure on the adhesive sheet constant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Osamu Degawa, Masakazu Kato
  • Patent number: 10064274
    Abstract: A conductive adhesive film includes a first adhesive member including a first insulating adhesive layer having a first viscosity, a plurality of first conductive balls being in the first insulating adhesive layer, and a second adhesive member including a second insulating adhesive layer having a second viscosity greater than the first viscosity, a plurality of second conductive balls being in the second insulating adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Euttum Kim, Chulho Jung
  • Patent number: 10060680
    Abstract: A heat exchanger for transferring heat from a hot gas to a fluid includes two or more corrugated fin structures defining a plurality of hot gas flow channels. Each of the plurality of hot gas flow channels extends in a generally linear first direction. A fluid conduit includes an outer wall at least partially bonded to at least two of the corrugated fin structures. The fluid conduit defines a plurality of sequentially arranged flow passes for the fluid traveling therethrough. Each of the plurality of flow passes directs the fluid in a direction generally perpendicular to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: MODINE MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventors: Thomas Klaves, Edward Robinson, Gregory Mross, Tony Rousseau, Robert Barfknecht, George Becke
  • Patent number: 10053925
    Abstract: A stress-free centralizer system for wellbore tubulars having a centralizer portion with hollow vanes or solid vanes. An injectable material can be configured to harden at ambient or elevated temperatures and installed into the hollow vanes while coating a portion of the inner surface of the centralizer portion. Alternatively, a swellable encapsulation and shape shifting material can be used instead of the injectable material. Additionally, primers and adhesives can be used with the centralizer portion. Both materials when hardened or swollen can be configured to withstand temperatures and pressures within a wellbore for twenty-four hours without melting or degrading. The centralizer portion can simultaneously prevent axial movement and rotational movement while installed on the wellbore tubular, distribute load evenly around the centralizer portion, and provide cathodic protection to the wellbore tubular without using a stop collar with screws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventors: Lee Morgan Smith, Alf K. Sevre, Pierre Rene Cortes
  • Patent number: 9947898
    Abstract: A display device includes a substrate including a display area and a non-display area surrounding the display area, a thin-film encapsulation layer disposed on the substrate, and a first blocking dam disposed outside the display area, the first blocking dam having at least one layer. Portions of the first blocking dam is removed, and thus, the divided pieces of the first blocking dam are spaced apart from each other, and a second blocking dam is disposed in at least one of a front portion and a rear portion of the first blocking dam corresponding to the spaced part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sangki Kim, Donghyun Lee
  • Patent number: 9924592
    Abstract: Aiming at providing a three-dimensional laminated circuit board which can be confirmed, in an easy and exact manner, to be an authentic product having been manufactured and packaged honestly; and at providing an electronic device, an information processing system, and an information network system using the same, disclosed is a three-dimensional laminated circuit board that includes a substrate, interconnects, and an authentication pattern; the interconnects being provided in the thickness direction of the substrate; wherein the authentication pattern is provided on the substrate, and is characterized by material, shape, layout, structure or size discriminable from those of the interconnects and the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Napra Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigenobu Sekine, Hiroaki Ikeda
  • Patent number: 9849919
    Abstract: A vehicle roof structure and door opening panel structure is disclosed that is reinforced with an upper reinforcement strip and a lower reinforcement strip. The roof panel, door opening panel and reinforcement strips are attached by an adhesive and by a plurality of fasteners. The fasteners are received in pierce nuts that are preassembled to the lower reinforcing strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Muhsin M. Hamdoon, Marwan Ahmad Elbkaily, Darrin Neil Wagner, Bakhtyar Baig, Shuenn-Muh Chen
  • Patent number: 9731536
    Abstract: A sheet folding apparatus includes a retract path that is positioned on the upstream side of a stacker section for collecting sheets and that branches off from a transport path to enable a sheet carried in the stacker section to be transported in a direction opposite to a carry-in direction, an adhesion unit that is positioned in a junction position of the transport path and the retract path to bond sheets by applying an adhesive, a staple binding unit that binds sheets collected in the stacker section with a staple, and a folding processing section that folds sheets bound with the unit. The retract path is a path for retracting an application position of the preceding sheet with the adhesive applied, in carrying a next sheet in the stacker section, and the staple binding unit is disposed in the stacker section between the adhesion unit and the folding processing section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: NISCA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hisashi Osada, Takashi Saito, Isao Kondo
  • Patent number: 9730295
    Abstract: An electronic device including a first electronic component including a first pad unit, a second electronic component electrically connected to the first electronic component, the second electronic component including a second pad unit connected to the first pad unit, and a conductive adhesion film that couples the first pad unit to the second pad unit. The conductive adhesion film includes an adhesion resin layer, a conductive ball dispersed in the adhesion resin layer, and a curing agent capsule dispersed in the adhesion resin layer, the curing agent capsule including a curing initiator and a tube that seals the curing initiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Taesik Kim, Hyeondeuk Hwang
  • Patent number: 9707070
    Abstract: A prosthesis and a method for securing a prosthesis at a treatment site are provided. The prosthesis includes a material portion. The material portion includes a liquid-impermeable material layer, a porous material layer having a pore size adapted for promoting tissue ingrowth, and an adhesive portion provided on the porous material layer adapted to secure the material portion to a site for at least 24 hours following implantation of the prosthesis at the site. In some embodiments, the prosthesis further includes a body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Shaun D. Gittard, Vihar C. Surti
  • Patent number: 9671362
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide for a pH sensor that comprises a substrate and an ion sensitive field effect transistor (ISFET) die. The ISFET die includes an ion sensing part that is configured to be exposed to a medium such that it outputs a signal related to the pH level of the medium. The ISFET die is bonded to the substrate with at least one composition of bonding agent material disposed between the ISFET die and the substrate. One or more strips of the at least one composition of bonding agent material is disposed between the substrate and the ISFET die in a first pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Horkheimer, Paul S. Fechner, David S. Willits
  • Patent number: 9660371
    Abstract: In a connector including a connection portion that is compressed between connection object members (F and F?) and that conductively connects the connection object members (F and F?) to each other, and a base portion that is connected to the connection portion and that forms a recess therein, the connection portion includes a plurality of conductive portions, each conductive portion having conductors arranged in a thickness direction and two electrode planes each in contact with the corresponding one of the connection object members (F and F?), and a retaining portion that retains the conductive portion, the base portion including erect walls and a top wall portion so as to form a recess in the erect walls and the top wall portion, the base portion including, in the recess, partition walls so as to form accommodation portions that accommodate projecting parts (S) connected to the connection object member (F?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: POLYMATECH JAPAN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hideaki Konno
  • Patent number: 9606678
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a display device with a touch detection function includes: a touch detection electrode that detects proximity or contact of an object; a drive electrode to which the excitation signal is applied; a first substrate on which the drive elements are provided; a second substrate on which at least one of the touch detection electrode and the drive electrode is provided, the second substrate being bonded to the first substrate to face each other via a sealing member; a conductor that electrically is coupled to at least one of the touch detection electrode and the drive electrode; and a conductor support member that fills a space between the first substrate and the second substrate and on the surface of which the conductor is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Koji Ishizaki, Hayato Kurasawa
  • Patent number: 9590017
    Abstract: Arrangements of pixel components that allow for full-color devices, while using emissive devices that use blue color altering layers in conjunction with blue emissive regions, that emit at not more than two colors, and/or that use limited number of color altering layers, are provided. Devices disclosed herein also may be achieved using simplified fabrication techniques compared to conventional side-by-side arrangements, because fewer masking steps may be required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Universal Display Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Hack, Michael Stuart Weaver, Julia J. Brown, Xin Xu
  • Patent number: 9502373
    Abstract: An adhesive dispenser comprises a dispensing head. The dispensing head comprises an adhesive material applicator portion on a first level of the dispensing head. The adhesive material applicator portion corresponds to a periphery of a package. The dispensing head also comprises a thermal interface material (TIM) applicator portion on a second level of the dispensing head different from the first level. The TIM applicator portion corresponds to a die of the package. The dispensing head further comprises an adhesive material conduit configured to supply the adhesive material applicator portion with an adhesive material. The dispensing head additionally comprises a TIM conduit configured to supply the TIM applicator portion with a TIM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Chin-Liang Chen, Wei-Ting Lin, Yu-Chih Liu, Kuan-Lin Ho, Jason Shen
  • Patent number: 9268174
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rubbing device and a rubbing method. The rubbing device includes: a substrate carrier, an aligning roller having a surface that is rubbing fabric, a driving mechanism that drives the substrate carrier and the substrate that is to be subjected to alignment treatment carried thereby to undergo a translational movement, and an elevation arm. The lower surface of the aligning roller is made suitable to contact and rub the upper surface of the substrate that is to be subjected to alignment treatment and side edges of the upper surface of the substrate that is to be subjected to alignment treatment are made suitable to scrape the lower surface of the aligning roller. The substrate carrier is provided in a top thereof with channels corresponding to two opposite side edges of the substrate that is to be subjected to alignment treatment in the translational movement direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Shihying Sun
  • Patent number: 9080081
    Abstract: The present invention prevents air bubbles from being mixed in at the time of resin filling. In a supplying step (FIGS. 5D, 5E), a transparent resin filler is dispensed and supplied from supply means so that the transparent resin filler comes into contact with both of an image display panel and a front panel to draw a predetermined pattern, and the transparent resin filler is maintained in contact with both of the panels until drawing of the predetermined pattern is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Dexerials Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Toyoda, Yoshihisa Shinya, Yasumi Endo
  • Publication number: 20150145809
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a touch sensor module, including: a base substrate having electrode patterns formed thereon and including an electrode pad transferring an electrical signal of the electrode pattern to the outside; a flexible cable including an adhesive layer formed to transfer the electrical signal by contacting one surface of the electrode pad; and a coating layer coating the electrode patterns, wherein an adhesive solution and a coating solution each flowing out by pressuring the adhesive layer and the coating layer, respectively are formed so as to be overlapped with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gwan Ha Jeong, Kyoung Soo Chae, Hyung Ho Kim, Ji Soo Lee
  • 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: 20150136321
    Abstract: A method of bonding a thermoplastic component to a carpeted component and the carpeted component to cellulose-based core in a single pressing step is provided. The method includes providing a base component of a reinforced thermoplastic material, the thermoplastic component, a fibrous thermoplastic carpet or mat between the components, a sheet of thermoplastic adhesive and a core of cellulose-based material. The method also includes heating the thermoplastic component and the carpet at the interface between the thermoplastic component and the carpet for a period of time to soften the carpet. The method finally includes pressing the components, the sheet, the core and the softened carpet together under a pressure to cause the softened carpet to flow. The carpet at the interface is transformed into a solid bonding layer to bond the components together and the sheet bonds the base component and the core together to create a finished structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Darius J. Preisler, Christopher A. Heikkila
  • Patent number: 8992718
    Abstract: Multilayer articles comprise a thermoformable substrate, a base layer, and an optional transparent protective layer. Methods of making and using the paint film composites, and shaped articles made thereby, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Michael A. Johnson, Frank A. Brandys, Kent E. Nielsen, Charlie C. Ho, Vijay Rajamani
  • Publication number: 20150068674
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing the liquid crystal display device (display device) includes: a step of coating a liquid adhesive material on at least one of opposing surfaces of a liquid crystal display panel (display panel) that displays images or a parallax barrier panel (function panel) to be stacked onto the liquid crystal display panel; a step of attaching the liquid crystal display panel to the parallax barrier panel through an adhesive material; and a step of partial curing in which an overlapping portion of the adhesive material overlapping in a plan view an outer edge portion of at least one of the liquid crystal display panel and the parallax barrier panel is cured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kenichiroh Tsuchida, Takayuki Yamada, Tomoo Takatani, Hiroshi Fukushima
  • Patent number: 8932418
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of producing an overlapping hybrid connection between two or more components. A hybrid connection in the meaning of the invention is characterized by adhesively bonding and producing mechanical spot joint connections between two joining parts, the adhesive layer being arranged in the region of the mechanical joint connections. The method according to the invention is carried out in the following method steps: purposefully removing material from one or more of the components or purposefully applying material to one or more of the components in the region of the lap joint to be produced to form one or more projections, applying adhesive to one or more of the components in the region of the lap joint to be produced, overlapping the components, pressing the components together in the region of the lap joint to press the projections against the overlapping component(s) and producing one or more mechanical spot joint connections on the projections in the overlap region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventor: Joerg Jendrny
  • Patent number: 8920590
    Abstract: A seal formed of laminated films adhered to a peel strip. The seal includes a target area free of adhesive, and adhesive surrounding the target area. The seal is formed so that the target area is visually distinguished from the surrounding adhesive to facilitate placement of the seal on a medical container by a user. The use of a colored adhesive, reflectivity of the adhesive, a colored laminate, or a colored target background can be utilized to make the target area visually different from the surrounding adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Winfield Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary W. Cummings, Christopher A. Davies, Richard B. Davies
  • Patent number: 8895132
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hemmed panel and a method for fabricating a hemmed panel. The hemmed panel includes an inner panel, an outer panel, and an adhesive. The inner panel is provided with a first face, a second face, and an edge that defines a plurality of cutouts. The outer panel is provided with a first face, a second face, and a border flange. The border flange of the outer panel is hemmed over the edge and the first face of the inner panel to form a hemmed portion on the outer panel. The adhesive bonds the first face of the inner panel to the second face of the outer panel, bonds the hemmed portion of the outer panel to the first face of the inner panel, and is located in the plurality of cutouts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Volvo Group North America, LLC
    Inventor: Stacey Matheny Spencer
  • Publication number: 20140299269
    Abstract: Provided are laminating apparatus and method. A laminating apparatus includes a jig assembly, which includes the first jig and an elastic member, and a second jig. A laminating method includes placing a first plate on a jig assembly, placing a second plate on a second jig which is placed to face the first jig, bringing the second plate into contact with the adhesive layer by making the jig assembly and the second jig approach each other, and, attaching the first plate and the second plate to each other by making the jig assembly and the second jig approach closer to each other. The jig assembly includes a first jig and an elastic member which comprises a top portion and sloping portions sloping downward from the top portion. An adhesive layer is disposed between the first plate and the second plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Yang Han Son, Jong Hwan Kim, Young Sik Kim, Kyung Su Lee
  • Patent number: 8840749
    Abstract: A sealed hemmed closure assembly includes an inner panel having a first face and a second face, and an outer panel having a panel portion and a hemming portion. The second face of the inner panel substantially opposes the first face, and the hemming portion of the outer panel is disposed proximate an edge of the outer panel. The panel portion of the outer face is configured to abut the first face of the inner panel, and the hemming portion is configured to abut the second face of the inner panel. An adhesive material is disposed between the panel portion of the outer panel and the first face of the inner panel, and a sealant material is disposed between the hemming portion of the outer panel and the second face of the inner panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: Guangling Song
  • Publication number: 20140246148
    Abstract: Structures in an electronic device such as substrates associated with a display may be bonded together using liquid adhesive. Fiber-based equipment may be used to apply ultraviolet light to peripheral edges of an adhesive layer during bonding. There-dimensional adhesive shapes may be produced using nozzles with adjustable openings, computer-controlled positioners, and other adhesive dispensing equipment. Ultraviolet light may be applied to liquid adhesive through a mask with an opacity gradient. Adjustable shutter structures may control adhesive exposure to ultraviolet light. Ultraviolet light exposure may be used to create an adhesive dam that helps create a well defined adhesive border. Multiple layers of adhesive may be applied between a pair of substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Cyrus Y. Liu, Kuo-Hua Sung, Po-Jui Chen, Silvio Grespan
  • Publication number: 20140245693
    Abstract: A composite membrane of wood floor diaphragm for construction of new buildings and strengthening of existing buildings to provide improved load transfer capacity and enhanced resistance to gravity and lateral loads, such as earthquake and/or wind for buildings with wood floor framing. The composite membrane extends beneath the wall framing to utilize the composite membrane diaphragm as a load and shear bearing element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: PARQUET BY DIAN
    Inventors: Anatoli Efros, Vladimir Gurfinkel
  • Patent number: 8821676
    Abstract: A bonding material comprising metal particles coated with an organic substance having carbon atoms of 2 to 8, wherein the metal particles comprises first portion of 100 nm or less, and a second portion larger than 100 nm but not larger than 100 ?m, each of the portions having at least peak of a particle distribution, based on a volumetric base. The disclosure is further concerned with a bonding method using the bonding material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yusuke Yasuda, Toshiaki Morita, Eiichi Ide, Hiroshi Hozoji, Toshiaki Ishii
  • Patent number: 8808477
    Abstract: The invention provides a display unit which can realize reduction in thickness and weight of the display unit by omitting a void between a touch panel and a display panel, and its manufacturing method. Whole faces of the touch panel and the display panel are directly bonded together with an adhesive layer in between. The display panel has a structure wherein a driving substrate in which organic light emitting devices are formed and a sealing substrate are bonded together with an adhesive layer in between. The touch panel has a structure wherein a lower plastic film in which a transparent electrode is formed and a touch-side plastic film in which a transparent electrode is formed are layered so that the transparent electrodes are placed opposite. The display panel is constructed with only the driving substrate, and the organic light emitting devices are sealed by the touch panel instead of the sealing substrate. Therefore, thickness and weight of the display unit can be further reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Yuichi Iwase
  • Publication number: 20140216630
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a liquid discharge head in which a device substrate having an energy generating element and a supply port and a supporting member having a supply passage are bonded with each other an adhesive agent includes: a first step of applying the adhesive agent to an end surface of a wall; a second step of flattening out the adhesive agent on the end surface of the wall of the supply port in the height direction intersecting the end surface by moving the end surface of the wall of the supply port and the end surface of the wall of the supply passage toward each other; and a third step of moving the ridge line of the wall of the supply port in a direction along the end surface of the wall of the supply port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takayuki Ono, Masao Furukawa, Masashi Ishikawa, Jun Hinami, Takeshi Shibata, Ryo Shimamura, Takanori Enomoto, Shimpei Otaka, Tomohiro Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20140218445
    Abstract: There is provided a method of manufacturing a liquid ejection head that includes a supporting member having a major surface provided with a plurality of supply paths, and a recording element substrate having a bonding surface bonded to the major surface and provided with a plurality of supply ports arranged side by side in an arranging direction in which the supply paths are arranged side by side, the supply ports having smaller widths than the respective supply paths in the arranging direction. The method includes applying a bonding agent on the major surface around each of the supply paths, spreading the bonding agent to inner side surfaces of the supply ports by pressing boundary portions between the bonding surface and the supply ports into the bonding agent applied, and bonding the bonding surface to the major surface at a bonding position where the supply ports face the respective supply paths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takayuki Ono, Masao Furukawa, Masashi Ishikawa, Jun Hinami, Takeshi Shibata, Ryo Shimamura, Takanori Enomoto, Shimpei Otaka, Tomohiro Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8764930
    Abstract: An embodiment of manufacturing method of a flat-panel display device having a display panel and a transparent protector sheet; comprises: setting a bi-directionally Y-shape branched line pattern within a rectangular to-be-bonded area, which is formed of two Y-shaped intersections of a center line and angle bisector lines of the corners, of the to-be-bonded area; and applying adhesive resin onto the protector sheet or onto the display panel by forming circular or ellipsoidal dot patterns of applied adhesive resin so that: the dot patterns are arranged on the center-line segment and on the branch lines or their vicinities; and the dot patterns are arranged in symmetry with respect to the center line and to its perpendicular bisector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Japan Display Central Inc.
    Inventors: Hideo Shibata, Tatsuya Shinoda, Takayuki Iizuka, Yukinori Ueda, Susumu Otani, Toshifumi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 8753460
    Abstract: Methods and systems for reinforcing the periphery of a semiconductor wafer bonded to a carrier are disclosed. In one embodiment, additional adhesive is applied to the semiconductor wafer prior to bonding. The additional adhesive seeps into a crevice between the carrier and wafer and provides reinforcement. In another embodiment, adhesive is applied to the crevice by a dispenser after the wafer is bonded to the glass carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sarah H. Knickerbocker, Jonathan H. Griffith
  • Patent number: 8741018
    Abstract: An air filter cartridge is provided including an air filter media construction having a first, outlet end, flow face and an opposite, second, inlet end, flow face. The filter media construction has fluted media secured to a facing media sheet. The filter media is closed to flow of unfiltered air completely therethrough. A centerboard is provided. The centerboard has a media portion embedded within the media construction. The centerboard has first and second opposite sides. The media portion that is embedded within the media defines an aperture arrangement extending completely through the centerboard from the first side to the second side. An adhering sealant secures the centerboard to the media construction. At least some adhering sealant extends through the aperture arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Belcher, Matthew A. Kalis
  • Publication number: 20140145463
    Abstract: Disclosed is a molding that is attached to a front side edge portion of a side window of a vehicle and covers only a bottom surface or the bottom surface and a side surface of the side window, the molding being formed with a door lip for covering an inclined portion of a body opening portion between a glass attachment surface of the body of the vehicle, to which the side window is attached, and a flat portion of the body opening portion, to which a door of the vehicle is attached, the molding being characterized by that a tip portion of the door lip of the molding is bent towards the inclined portion of the body opening portion to form a body abutment portion. This molding can be attached without increasing the operation man-hour when assembling the body and can be prevented from coming off the side window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: Central Glass Company, Limited
    Inventor: Mitsuhiro Takayama
  • Publication number: 20140116617
    Abstract: A busway and a method of assembling the same in which a flowable, uncured epoxy is applied between insulated busbar conductors that are stacked on top of one another and inner surfaces of the busway housing into which the stacked conductors are placed to form an enclosed busway. The busbar conductors are insulated by an epoxy powder coat, which can develop pinholes during the curing of the epoxy powder. A flowable, curable dielectric material, such as epoxy, is applied between the outermost busbar conductors and the inner surfaces of the top and bottom pieces of the busway housing. Optionally, epoxy is also applied between adjacent pairs of busbar conductors, which are stacked and arranged into the housing. Pressure is applied to the housing stack, and the epoxy is allowed to cure, resulting in a busway having superior thermal performance, dielectric integrity, and mechanical strength compared to conventional busways.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Schneider Electric USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob E. Walgenbach, James Raymond Ramsey, Timothy P. O'Leary, Thomas Patrick McCrocklin
  • Publication number: 20140071354
    Abstract: Methods for controlling deformation of laminated display assemblies are described. The laminated display assemblies can include flexible layers. In some embodiments, the flexible layers are sensor layers. Methods involving the use of a thermal press and ultra violet (UV) curing procedure are described. In one embodiment, a thermal press method can be performed by placing a laminated display assembly including the flexible substrate, an ink layer, an adhesive, and a cover on a temperature controlled fixture. A mechanical press can apply pressure to the top of the laminated display assembly. The mechanical press can remove any planar deformity of the flexible layer and can redistribute portions of the adhesive. Following the mechanical pressing, the laminated display assembly can be exposed to UV light to cure the adhesive and thereby fix in place the planar state of the laminated display assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kuo-Hua Sung, Sang Ha Kim, Hsing Han Ho
  • Patent number: 8657992
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for the bonding of one or more material layers to a display panel which yields a resulting bonded assembly which is transparent and substantially free of optical defects such as entrapped dirt and air bubbles. During the bonding process of the present disclosure, a moving dispensing probe, or needle, dispenses a liquid bonding material into an air gap between the surfaces to be bonded in a manner which continuously touches (wets) each surface simultaneously. By simultaneously wetting each surface, and by dispensing the liquid bonding material in a predetermined pattern between the surfaces, the introduction of entrapped dirt and the formation of air bubbles is prevented as the two mating surfaces are subsequently pressed together and the adhesive is cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: ODBond, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Schaper, Ralf Horstkemper, Julio Rodriguez-Ramos
  • Publication number: 20140029724
    Abstract: An imaging detector (214) includes a scintillator array (216) including a scintillator element (228) and a material (230) and a photosensor array (218) including a detector element (222) having a light sensitive region (224) and a non-sensitive region (226). The light sensitive region is separated from the scintillator element by a gap, the light sensitive region is in one-to-one mechanical alignment with the scintillator element, and the non-sensitive region is in mechanical alignment with the material. The detector further includes structure (234) that includes one or more material free channels. The structure is located between the non-sensitive region and the material and not between the light sensitive region and the scintillator element. An optical adhesive (232) is located in the gap, filling the entire gap, and mechanically and optically coupling the light sensitive region and the scintillator element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Randall Peter Luhta, Marc Anthony Chappo, Brian E. Harwood, Rodney Arnold Mattson
  • Patent number: 8623166
    Abstract: A method of forming on a substrate an adhesive region that includes an adhesive composition employs steps of: a) applying a dispersion of the adhesive composition in a solvent to an anilox roller on a flexographic press, said adhesive composition comprising an adhesive polymer; b) contacting the anilox roller with a flexographic plate to transfer a portion of the dispersion thereto, said flexographic plate comprising an adhesive application region having a shape substantially matching that of the adhesive region on the substrate; c) contacting the flexographic plate with the substrate to transfer the dispersion to the substrate; and d) drying the dispersion on the substrate to form the adhesive region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Wacker Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Bruce Gruber, Monaca Flexer, Mark Monahan
  • Publication number: 20140004315
    Abstract: Multilayer articles comprise a thermoformable substrate, a base layer, and an optional transparent protective layer. Methods of making and using the paint film composites, and shaped articles made thereby, are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael A. Johnson, Frank A. Brandys, Kent E. Nielsen, Charlie C. Ho, Vijay Rajamani