By Pressure Or Drying Only, Without Tack; E.g., For Easy Delamination, Etc. Patents (Class 156/306.3)
  • Patent number: 9653335
    Abstract: A laminate comprising a support, a temporary adhesive layer, and a wafer having a circuit-forming front surface and a back surface to be processed allows for processing the wafer. The temporary adhesive layer consists of a first temporary bond layer (A) of thermoplastic organosiloxane polymer which is releasably bonded to the front surface of the wafer and a second temporary bond layer (B) of thermosetting modified siloxane polymer which is laid contiguous to the first temporary bond layer and releasably bonded to the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideto Kato, Michihiro Sugo, Shohei Tagami
  • Patent number: 9340058
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a blanket for offset printing and a manufacturing method thereof. The blanket for offset printing according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention comprises a cushion layer, a support layer, and at least two surface printing layers, wherein the at least two surface printing layers comprise a silicon-based resin in which at least one of a hardness value, a fluorine group content value, and a silicon oil content value is different. The blanket for offset printing according to the exemplary embodiment of the present invention comprises the surface printing layer formed in at least two layers to prevent the surface printing layer from being swollen due to ink, thereby reducing a process waiting time and improving a process margin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Houng-Sik Yoo, Beom-Mo Koo, Soon-Yeol Lee, Seung-Heon Lee, Jin-Young Park
  • Publication number: 20150107881
    Abstract: A touch sensor with an ornament includes a transparent substrate with a flat center part and a raised outer rim part, and a film substrate based transparent conductive sensor with a transparent conductive film layer attached to the inner face of the transparent substrate. A transparent conductive film layer circuit of the transparent conductive film layer is formed at the flat center part, and a routing circuit for detecting an electric signal from the transparent conductive film layer circuit and a decorative print layer for concealing the routing circuit are formed at the raised outer rim part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: NISSHA PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fujio Mori, Fumiaki Shibayama, Hiroko Shimizu, Hideki Koide
  • Publication number: 20150096708
    Abstract: A method of producing a Metal Matrix Composite (MMC) with uniform surface layers is disclosed. First, a low volume fraction compressible discontinuous ceramic fiber paper is set on the base of a mold cavity. Next, an array of reinforcement preform(s) (1×1,2×2, 4×4, 2×8, etc) are set in the mold on top of the ceramic fiber paper. A top layer of ceramic fiber paper is next placed on the array of reinforcement preforms and the mold cover seals the mold. The reinforcement porous preform(s) are held to the center of the mold cavity when the sealed mold compresses the top and bottom layers of ceramic fiber paper. The ceramic fiber paper exerts an equal and opposite force on the reinforcement preform(s) within the closed mold centering the preform(s) within the mold cavity. The mold cavity is next infiltrated under pressure with molten metal allowing for metal to penetrate into any open porosity of the ceramic fiber paper, reinforcement preform(s), and areas within the mold cavity that contain open spaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Richard Adams, Sarly Pino
  • Patent number: 8951373
    Abstract: A method consistent with certain implementations involves installing a protective film on a display panel by: placing a sheet of protective film adjacent a front surface of a display panel, where the front surface comprises a surface of the display panel that is displayed when in use, and where the display panel has an edge around a periphery of the display panel; drawing protective film into full contact with the front surface of the display panel; sealing the protective film to the front surface of the display panel at a location at or near the edge of the display panel around the periphery thereof to produce a peripheral sealed edge. The protective film can be drawn into full contact with the display panel by using a vacuum. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from the features described in this abstract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Takaaki Ota
  • Publication number: 20140374248
    Abstract: A method for the dry production of a membrane-electrode unit includes assembling a layered configuration including a centrally positioned membrane produced by extrusion and pre-dried at a temperature between 80° C. and 100° C. for 15 min to 30 min, a substrate-electrode unit on each side of the membrane having an electrode layer applied to a substrate, an optional frame around each substrate-electrode unit for fixing the substrate-electrode unit, and two separating films on outer sides. The configuration is pressed together between two laminating rollers so that a pressure connection is produced at least between the membrane and the electrode layers. A short production time is achieved because it is not necessary to keep the membrane moist at high temperatures under pressure. A membrane electrode unit and a roller configuration are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Armin Datz, Klaus Dennerlein, Carola Kuehn, Andreas Reiner, Werner Straub
  • Patent number: 8906191
    Abstract: A method for making a protective device for protecting at least one carbon nanotube film is disclosed. At least one carbon nanotube film is pulled or drawn out from at least one carbon nanotube array. The carbon nanotube film has a first end connected to the carbon nanotube array and a second end opposite to the first end. A portion of the carbon nanotube film from the second end and a portion of a protecting film from one end are stacked on a portion of a base film along a length direction of the base film. Two rollers and a first spool are rotated so that the base film, the carbon nanotube film, and the protecting film pass through the two rollers while being pressed by the two rollers and rolled onto the first spool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kai-Li Jiang, Liang Liu, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Publication number: 20140290825
    Abstract: A laminating system and a method of making a laminated product can include a roll of substrate material and a roll of film material to be laminated together to form a laminate. The system includes a sheeter station and, optionally, a breaker bar station and/or a registration station. The sheeter station is configured to cut the laminate at desired locations based on either signals received from the registration station or other system components. The breaker bar station is configured to remove any roll set curl that may reside in the laminate as a result of the substrate and/or film materials being fed to the system directly from rolls. The registration station is arranged, during an automated registration mode, to detect markings on the laminate and instruct the sheeter station to cut the laminate into individual sheets for subsequently processing into cards such as credit cards, gift cards, ID cards, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Stephen P. Foley, SR., Teddy L. Cradlebaugh, William J. Crawford, III
  • Publication number: 20140283990
    Abstract: A method for preparing placenta membrane tissue grafts for medical use, includes obtaining a placenta from a subject, cleaning the placenta, separating the chorion tissue from the amniotic membrane, mounting a selected layer of either the chorion tissue or the amniotic membrane onto a drying fixture, dehydrating the selected layer on the drying fixture, and cutting the selected layer into a plurality of tissue grafts. Preferably, the drying fixture includes grooves or raised edges that define the outer contours of each desired tissue graft, after they are cut, and further includes raised or indented logos that emboss the middle area of the tissue grafts during dehydration and that enables an end user to distinguish the top from the bottom side of the graft. The grafts are comprised of single layers of amnion or chorion, multiple layers of amnion or chorion, or multiple layers of a combination of amnion and chorion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: MIMEDX GROUP, INC.
    Inventor: John Daniel
  • Publication number: 20140272538
    Abstract: An energy storage device can have a first graphite film, a second graphite film and an electrode divider ring between the first graphite film and the second graphite film, forming a sealed enclosure. The energy storage device may be compatible with an aqueous electrolyte or a non-aqueous electrolyte. A method of forming an energy storage device can include providing an electrode divider ring, a first graphite film and a second graphite film. The method can include pressing a first edge of the electrode divider ring into a surface of the first graphite film, and pressing a second opposing edge of the electrode divider ring into a surface of the second graphite film to form a sealed enclosure. The sealed enclosure may have as opposing surfaces the surface of the first graphite film and the surface of the second graphite film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: MAXWELL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: PORTER MITCHELL, THOMAS J. DOUGHERTY
  • Publication number: 20140272529
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments relate to the manufacture of a battery cell. The battery cell includes a first set of layers including a cathode with an active coating, a separator, and an anode with an active coating. The separator may include a ceramic coating and a binder coating over the ceramic coating. During manufacturing of the battery cell, the layers are stacked, and the binder coating is used to laminate the first set of layers within the first sub-cell by applying at least one of pressure and temperature to the first set of layers. In addition, uniform pressure is applied to the cell stack to laminate the first and second sets of layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Sheba Devan, Richard M. Mank, George V. Anastas, Jack B. Rector, III, Qingcheng Zeng, Shouwei Hao, Adnan N. Jafri
  • Publication number: 20140256200
    Abstract: A radiant barrier has a layer of a flexible polymer, such as TPO, and a layer of metallic aluminum bonded thereto. A reinforcement layer, such as a fiberglass scrim, and a layer of adhesive, such as EVA, may be used to strengthen the barrier and prevent de-lamination. LDPE may be incorporated into the TPO to increase strength. The barrier may also be a moisture barrier. The layers may be laminated by a heated roll set and the aluminum applied by vapor deposition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: GARDNER-GIBSON, INC.
    Inventors: Amir G. Khan, Sean Hyer
  • Publication number: 20140248526
    Abstract: A separator is configured to be used with a galvanic element which includes at least one positive electrode, to be separated from the separator, and at least one negative electrode. The separator includes a first microporous membrane, made of a nonpolyolefin-based polymer, and at least one second microporous membrane made of a polyolefin polymer. A melting or softening temperature of the first microporous membrane is higher than a melting or softening temperature of the at least one second membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicants: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Wöhrle, Markus Kohlberger
  • Publication number: 20140230688
    Abstract: A current collector is covered with sodium metal through: (1) applying a sodium dispersion containing sodium metal and at least one substance selected from the group consisting of an imide salt and a binder, on a current collector in an inert gas environment (with an oxygen concentration of not more than 0.01% and a dew point of not more than ?10° C.), followed by heating and drying; (2) pressure bonding a piece of solid sodium metal having a surface which exhibits a metallic luster onto a current collector in the aforementioned inert gas environment; (3) vapor-depositing sodium metal on a current collector in a reduced pressure environment; or (4) immersing a current collector having a surface fired at a temperature ranging from 150 to 300° C. in molten sodium metal after removing a coating film which is generated on a surface and formed from impurities, in the aforementioned inert gas environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: NIPPON SODA CO., LTD
    Inventors: Hideaki Ito, Hitoshi Kobayashi, Toshiaki Yamashita, Shinichi Maruyama
  • Publication number: 20140196846
    Abstract: A device for bonding of two wafers on one joining surface V of the wafers. The device includes a pressure transfer means with a pressure surface D for applying a bond pressure to the two wafers on the pressure surface D, wherein the pressure surface D is smaller than the joining surface V. The invention also relates to a method for bonding of two wafers on one joining surface V of the two wafers, by pressure transfer means with a pressure surface D for action on the wafers (2, 3), wherein a bond pressure is applied in succession to partial sections of the joining surface V.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventor: Erich Thallner
  • 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: 8747596
    Abstract: Finishing set for a floor covering, whereby this finishing set at least consists of, on the one hand, a finishing profile and, on the other hand, a holder with at least an attachment portion for attaching said finishing profile at the holder, characterized in that the holder comprises an underlay portion, which at choice can or cannot be provided underneath the remaining portion of the holder as well as a stop-forming positioning portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Flooring Industries Limited, SARL
    Inventors: Benny Schacht, Pieter Buyck
  • Patent number: 8647717
    Abstract: A method for preparing a thermo-insulating packaging material including steps of providing a first paper-based substrate, applying a fluid thermal-insulating composition onto the first paper-based substrate, the thermal-insulating composition including a filler, an organic binder, a plasticizer, and water, applying a second paper-based substrate over the thermal-insulating composition such that the thermal-insulating composition is positioned between the first paper-based substrate and the second paper-based substrate to form a structure, and drying the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventors: Vladislav Babinsky, Sven S. Arenander, Bruce W. Babcock, David H. Hawes, Dobridge C. Newman
  • Publication number: 20140024117
    Abstract: In one aspect, films that can serve as a model or mimic for the basal lamina are described herein. In some embodiments, a film described herein comprises a top surface and a bottom surface in facing opposition to the top surface, wherein the film is formed from Type I collagen and one or more additional extracellular matrix proteins. The additional extracellular matrix proteins, in some cases, comprise one or more of Type IV collagen, laminin, and fibronectin. Moreover, in some instances, the weight ratio of Type I collagen to the additional extracellular matrix proteins in the film is at least about 40:1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventors: Young-Tae Kim, Sreevidhya Banda, Deepika Tamuly
  • Publication number: 20140014265
    Abstract: A process of forming a resistive device such as a load resistor or a heater is provided that includes forming a dielectric layer onto a substrate, a target, or an adjacent functional layer, wherein the dielectric layer in one form defines a single layer of dielectric tape. The dielectric tape is laminated to the substrate, the target, or the adjacent functional layer through a single predetermined cycle of pressure, temperature and time. A resistive layer is formed on the dielectric layer after the dielectric tape is laminated to the substrate. A protective layer is formed over the resistive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: Watlow Electric Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Angie Privett, Roger Brummell, Larry Forbis
  • Publication number: 20130330991
    Abstract: A composite material includes a porous substrate covered by thermoplastic foil. The porous substrate has a top side, a bottom side, and a plurality of gaps connecting the top side with the bottom side. The thermoplastic foil covers the top side and the bottom side, and fills the gaps. A method for preparing the composite material includes the steps of preparing a porous substrate having a top side, a bottom side, and a plurality of gaps connecting the top side with the bottom side. A top foil is placed on the top side and a bottom foil is placed on the bottom side, and a force is then applied to the top foil at a predetermined temperature, thereby filling the gaps with the top foil or the bottom foil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Shaupoh Wang, Yung-Chih Chen, Ying-Jen Chu, Kuo Ysun Yang
  • Publication number: 20130312909
    Abstract: A hand tool for press sealing roofing membranes by a roller mounted on one end of a bracket connected at a second hand to a handle. The handle and roller mounting bracket extend along first and second axes respectively, which axes form an included angle in the range of 50 degrees and 70 degrees. This angular relationship enables a user's wrist to be the natural wrist position when moving the roller along the membrane. The second axis of the roller mounting bracket preferably maintains an angle of between 20 degrees and 40 degrees with the roofing membranes as the roller is moved along the membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: EVERHARD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Lawrence J. Thurston
  • Publication number: 20130276975
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide an apparatus to manufacture joined laminated media and a method therefor. The joined laminated media that are manufactured from the membrane materials and that are joined by being pressed have no displacement, deformation of the membrane materials, or any defect in joining the boundary faces of the laminated materials, and are efficiently manufactured in a good yield. The apparatus can manufacture a joined laminated-media where the laminated media are placed in the housing space (S) that is formed by a pair of endless belts (15a, 15b) and the sealing member (24). The laminated media are then transported in a state where the laminated media are fixed by the pair of endless belts (15a, 15b) that are closely attached to the laminated media because the air is discharged from the housing space (S) through the discharge holes (17) and they are joined by being pressed in the hot-press section (11) and cold-press section (13).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Masahiko Nagasaka, Shogo Nakajima, Takayuki Nozawa, Osamu Sugino, Ikuto Mishima
  • Publication number: 20130251933
    Abstract: Individual layers of a high gradient insulator (HGI) are first pre-cut to their final dimensions. The pre-cut layers are then stacked to form an assembly that is subsequently pressed into an HGI unit with the desired dimension. The individual layers are stacked, and alignment is maintained, using a sacrificial alignment tube that is removed after the stack is hot pressed. The HGI's are used as high voltage vacuum insulators in energy storage and transmission structures or devices, e.g. in particle accelerators and pulsed power systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
    Inventors: John Richardson Harris, Dave Sanders, Steve Anthony Hawkins, Marcelo Noroña
  • Publication number: 20130248229
    Abstract: An electrical conductor includes a base substrate of at least one of copper, copper alloy, nickel or nickel alloy and a layered structure applied to the base substrate. The layered structure includes a foil and a graphene layer deposited on the foil. The layered structure is applied to the base substrate after the graphene layer is deposited on the foil. A method of manufacturing the electrical conductor includes providing a base substrate, providing a foil, depositing a graphene layer on the foil to define a layered structure, and depositing the layered structure on the base substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Rodney I. Martens
  • Publication number: 20130240141
    Abstract: The present invention provides a heat-resistant pressure-sensitive adhesive tape for the production of a semiconductor device, including a base material layer and a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer formed on each side of the base material layer, in which at least the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer at a side on which a semiconductor chip is to be encapsulated with a resin contains a silicone pressure-sensitive adhesive. The heat-resistant pressure-sensitive adhesive tape is used for temporarily fixing a chip in a method for producing a substrateless semiconductor package which does not use a metal lead frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuki SOEJIMA, Shinji HOSHINO, Takamasa HIRAYAMA, Kazuyuki KIUCHI
  • Publication number: 20130196073
    Abstract: A method for masking a gap between a closure panel member and a surround, such, for example, as an automobile door arrangement, in which a mask protrudes from the gap and overlies the panel member edge defining a space tapering towards the edge, whereby to feather the paint towards the edge, and masking tapes used in carrying out the method. The masking can be effected by introducing a resiliently deformable elongate strip mask into the gap so as to compress it to be pinched in the gap to protrude therefrom and, after painting, to remove the strip from the gap prior to overpainting. The mask may be introduced with the closure member closed, and needs no adhesive to hold it to the door or surround.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: JTAPE LTD.
    Inventor: Oliver Jevons
  • Publication number: 20130075035
    Abstract: A cushion material for a hot-press is provided. The cushion material comprises: a substrate; and a fiber material, the thermal conductivity coefficient of which is lower than about 0.15 W/m·K at about 20° C. and increases with increasing temperature, for example, the thermal conductivity coefficient may be higher than about 0.20 W/m·K at about 160° C., wherein the fiber material is needle-punched on the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: TECH ADVANCE INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chun-Chih Huang
  • Patent number: 8389611
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a pressure sensitive adhesive composition for an optical member, which is excellent in coating property because of low viscosity, can reduce an amount of an organic solvent used, and can form a pressure sensitive adhesive layer excellent in durability and having high surface uniformity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Fumiaki Shirafuji, Masayuki Satake, Kohei Yano, Yutaka Moroishi, Fumiko Nakano
  • Publication number: 20130025781
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to surgically implantable supportive slings. More specifically, in various embodiments, the invention is directed to multilayer mesh slings formed from a tubular mesh material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: George BOURNE, Leonard PINCHUK
  • Patent number: 8349437
    Abstract: Temporary graphic films that may be applied to rough, outdoor surfaces such as concrete or asphalt pavement are provided. The temporary graphic films are durable, yet easily removed and may include a fracturable material that permits fluid flow to reduce slip and fall situations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventor: Robert W. Schneider
  • Publication number: 20120277041
    Abstract: A material layering device may include a first pinning roller and a second pinning roller. A distance between the first pinning roller and the second pinning roller is less than a diameter of a substrate. The device also includes a return system, wherein the return system comprises a plurality of rollers. The device also includes a belt, which may have a first loop portion disposed between and protruding beyond the first pinning roller and the second pinning roller. The first loop portion also wraps about an intended substrate along an arc greater than about 180 degrees. The device further includes a feed portion coupled to the first loop and extending outwardly from the second pinning roller opposite the first loop and providing a surface upon which a sheet can be placed. Furthermore, the device also includes an adjustment mechanism coupled to one of the rollers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: GOLD TIP, LLC
    Inventor: Marvin Carlston
  • Publication number: 20120222810
    Abstract: A reversing fiber placement head that is capable of bidirectional fiber placement on an application surface includes a feed mechanism for delivering fiber along two feed paths that are in a V-shaped orientation relative to one another. A pressure tip assembly including a compaction roller receives fiber from the two feed paths and applies the fiber to an application surface. A shifting mechanism shifts the pressure tip assembly from a first position on the fiber placement head to a second position on the fiber placement head to move the compaction roller along a linear path relative to the fiber placement head, allowing the compaction roller to change its direction of rotation in order to apply fiber to the application surface in opposite directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventor: Milo M. Vaniglia
  • Publication number: 20120186741
    Abstract: An apparatus for bonding semiconductor wafers together including a moveable upper bond head and a resilient member positioned on a surface of the bond head for contacting a first wafer that is positioned at an elevation below the upper bond head. The resilient member is configured to apply a force onto a top side surface of the first wafer thereby compressing the first wafer against a second wafer that is positioned at an elevation below the first wafer. A method of wafer to wafer bonding includes the steps of positioning at least two wafers beneath the moveable upper bond head, positioning the resilient member in physical contact with one of the at least two wafers, and resiliently deforming the resilient member as it is moved into contact with the wafer to facilitate bonding of the wafers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: APTINA IMAGING CORPORATION
    Inventor: RICKIE C. LAKE
  • Publication number: 20120161177
    Abstract: A method of bonding metal and glass using an optical contact bonding includes depositing an optical contact bonding medium on a surface of a metal substrate; and bonding the metal substrate on which the optical contact bonding medium is formed to a glass substrate using optical contact bonding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: Samsung Mobile Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Joon-Hyung KIM
  • Publication number: 20120125532
    Abstract: A resin impregnated overlay sheet is laid atop a wood veneer to create a concrete form. At a pre-press station, pressure is applied to a veneer assembly having an overlay sheet laid atop it. Thereafter, the pressed overlaid assembly is transferred for final hot pressing. The pre-pressing of the overlay sheet onto the wood veneer ensures the static adherence of the overlay sheet to the veneer prior to final hot pressing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventors: Jeremy Burford, Todd Burton, Stanley Flenniken
  • Publication number: 20120107594
    Abstract: Disclosed is a single wall carbon nanotube (SWCNT) film electrode (FE), all-organic electroactive device systems fabricated with the SWNT-FE, and methods for making same. The SWCNT can be replaced by other types of nanotubes. The SWCNT film can be obtained by filtering SWCNT solution onto the surface of an anodized alumina membrane. A freestanding flexible SWCNT film can be collected by breaking up this brittle membrane. The conductivity of this SWCNT film can advantageously be higher than 280 S/cm. An electroactive polymer (EAP) actuator layered with the SWNT-FE shows a higher electric field-induced strain than an EAP layered with metal electrodes because the flexible SWNT-FE relieves the restraint of the displacement of the polymeric active layer as compared to the metal electrode. In addition, if thin enough, the SWNT-FE is transparent in the visible light range, thus making it suitable for use in actuators used in optical devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: U.S.A. as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventors: Jin Ho Kang, Cheol Park, Joycelyn S. Harrison
  • Publication number: 20120100362
    Abstract: A process for the manufacture of a prepreg comprising feeding a layer of unidirectional conductive fibres having a defined width, bringing into contact with a first face of the fibres a first layer of resin comprising thermosetting resin, and compressing the resin and fibres together by passing over one or more impregnation rollers, wherein the pressure exerted onto the conductive fibres and resin does not exceed 40 kg per centimetre of the width of the conductive fibres, and the resin being in sufficient amount for the resin to enter the interstices of the fibres and leave a first outer layer of resin essentially free of unidirectional conductive fibres.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicants: Hexcel Composites, S.A.S, Hexcel Composites Ltd.
    Inventors: John Ellis, Emille Fisset, David Tilbrook, Paul MacKenzie, Isabelle Blanc, Lucien Fiore, Bernadette Tizon
  • Patent number: 8163121
    Abstract: A resin impregnated overlay sheet is laid atop a wood veneer to create a concrete form. At a pre-press station, pressure is applied to a veneer assembly having an overlay sheet laid atop it. Thereafter, the pressed overlaid assembly is transferred for final hot pressing. The pre-pressing of the overlay sheet onto the wood veneer ensures the static adherence of the overlay sheet to the veneer prior to final hot pressing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Roy O. Martin Lumber Co.
    Inventors: Jeremy Burford, Todd Burton, Stanley Flenniken
  • Publication number: 20120094176
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electrode layer composite for forming planar electrodes (1, 2) in electrochemical storage elements, wherein the electrode layer composite comprises at least one first layer (6, 8) containing electrode material and one second layer (7, 9) containing electrode material, wherein the first layer (6, 8) has a higher energy density (specific or area capacity) than the second layer (7, 9), while the second layer (7, 9) has a higher power density (current carrying capability) per unit area than the first layer (6, 8).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventors: Gerold Neumann, Andreas Wuersig, Peter Gulde
  • Patent number: 8147984
    Abstract: The present invention provides an oriented substrate for forming an epitaxial thin film thereon, which has a more excellent orientation than that of a conventional one and a high strength, and a method for manufacturing the same. A clad textured metal substrate for forming the epitaxial thin film thereon according to the present invention comprises a metallic layer and a nickel layer which is bonded to at least one face of the metallic layer, wherein the nickel layer has a {100}<001> cube texture in which a deviating angle ?? of crystal axes satisfies ???7 degrees and has a nickel purity of 99.9% or more. The oriented metal substrate is manufactured by cold-working the nickel sheet having a purity of 99.9% or more, heat-treating it for orientation, and bonding the metal sheet with the oriented nickel sheet by using a surface activated bonding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignees: Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc., Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K.
    Inventors: Naoji Kashima, Shigeo Nagaya, Kunihiro Shima, Hirofumi Hoshino
  • Publication number: 20120064159
    Abstract: Multilayer tablets of a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and/or acetaminophen for oral administration containing an immediate release layer or layers containing a NSAID and/or acetaminophen and/or a second therapeutic agent and an extended release layer containing a NSAID and/or acetaminophen are provided. Multilayer tablets containing an additional immediate and/or extended release layer of a second therapeutic agent are also provided. Methods for production of these multi-layer tablets and methods for their use in treating a subject in need of a NSAID and/or acetaminophen are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2010
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: Aptapharma, Inc.
    Inventors: Ishwar Chauhan, Siva Rama Krishna Nutalapati
  • Publication number: 20120045257
    Abstract: An intermediate transfer belt includes a belt body and a first and a second travelling guide ribs. The first and the second travelling guide ribs are respectively provided in a first edge portion and a second edge portion in width direction in an internal perimetric face of the belt body. A first joint of the first travelling guide rib and a second joint of the second travelling guide rib are disposed so as to be apart from each other in a circumferential direction of the belt body at least not less than a distance corresponding to a semicircle of an intermediate transfer belt drive roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Inventors: Fumito Mizoguchi, Toshiki Takiguchi, Hiroyuki Murai
  • Publication number: 20120043814
    Abstract: An integrated photovoltaic cell and battery device, a method of manufacturing the same and a photovoltaic power system incorporating the integrated photovoltaic cell and battery device. The integrated photovoltaic cell and battery device includes a photovoltaic cell, a battery, and interconnects providing three-dimensional integration of the photovoltaic cell and the battery into an integrated device for capturing and storing solar energy. Also provided is a design structure readable by a machine to simulate, design, or manufacture the above integrated photovoltaic cell and battery device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hariklia Deligianni, Fei Liu
  • Patent number: 8097117
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of producing a solar module by laminating a layer body consisting of a first carrier, to which at least one solar cell unit is applied, and a second carrier by at least one intermediate film based on a plasticizer-containing polyvinyl acetal by guiding the layer body between at least one pair of rollers at a temperature of 50 to 150° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Kuraray Europe GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Karpinski, Bernhard Koll
  • Publication number: 20110281192
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method for producing bipolar plates. The method comprises providing an electrically conductive sheet and then cutting through the sheet to create at least one opening for a fluid in the sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventor: Thomas Jones
  • Publication number: 20110274862
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a bonded matter prepared by bonding a first member to a second member with a laminated sheet, wherein a contractile film constituting the above laminated sheet contracts when the bonded matter is heated, and a part of the laminated sheet is peeled off or the laminated sheet is peeled off from the member, whereby the bonded matter is prevented from being deformed; a roof structure; a laminated sheet used for the above bonded matter, wherein at least a contractile film and a peelable layer are laminated in this order, and the peelable layer is bonded to one of the above members; and when the bonded matter is heated, the peelable layer is peeled off from the above member; and a use method of a laminated sheet characterized by sticking a peelable layer surface of the laminated sheet on one surface side of one member, adhering a contractile film surface of the laminated sheet to the other member with an adhesive and bonding one member to the other member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2009
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Applicants: Lintec Corporation, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeyuki Yaguchi, Hirofumi Shigeoka, Tadahiro Tomino, Yohei Horiguchi, Yoshitomo Ono
  • Publication number: 20110265931
    Abstract: A laminating apparatus is composed of a transporting device for transporting a card, a film supplying device for supplying a film, a compression bonding device for thermally compression bonding a laminate material on the film onto the card, a driving device for shifting the compression bonding device from a standby location to a compression bonding location, a film taking-up device for taking up the film, a first guide for guiding the film in a supply side of the film, a second guide for guiding the film in a take-up side of the film, and a third guide for guiding the film in an upstream side of the second guide and in a downstream side of the compression bonding device, wherein the third guide moves in conjunction with the compression bonding device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: Victor Company of Japan, Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumio Sato, Hiroyoshi Chin, Tomonori Sumida
  • Patent number: 8048517
    Abstract: Compositions, methods, apparatuses, kits, and combinations are described for permanently or temporarily re-designing, decorating, and/or re-coloring a surface. The compositions useful in the present disclosure include a décor product that is formulated to be applied and affixed to a surface. If desired, the décor product may be substantially removed from the surface before being affixed thereto. If a user desires to remove the décor product, the décor product is formulated to be removed by a number of methods including, for example, vacuuming, wet extraction, chemical application, and the like. If the user desires to affix the décor product to the surface in a permanent or semi-permanent manner, the décor product may be affixed to the surface by applying energy thereto in the form of, for example, heat, pressure, emitted waves, an emitted electrical field, a magnetic field, and/or a chemical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: James F. Kimball, Ketan N. Shah, Eric J. Minor, Marcia L. Santaga
  • Publication number: 20110240216
    Abstract: A resin impregnated overlay sheet is laid atop a wood veneer to create a concrete form. At a pre-press station, pressure is applied to a veneer assembly having an overlay sheet laid atop it. Thereafter, the pressed overlaid assembly is transferred for final hot pressing. The pre-pressing of the overlay sheet onto the wood veneer ensures the static adherence of the overlay sheet to the veneer prior to final hot pressing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventors: JEREMY BURFORD, Todd Burton, Stanley Flenniken