Sequential Heating And Cooling During Pressure Applying Patents (Class 156/311)
  • Patent number: 10576699
    Abstract: A bond assembly includes a fixture having a first section movably coupled to a second section. The first section and the second section are disposed opposite one another. A bladder assembly is mounted to at least one of the first section and the second section. The bladder assembly is configured to apply controlled, localized pressure and heat to a component receivable between the first section and the second section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sven Roy Lofstrom, Ryan Lehto
  • Patent number: 10391717
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention are directed to a heat sealed packaging wherein the heat seal is along a curved surface. Additional aspects of the present invention are directed to a device for heat sealing a package on a surface that is curved along the direction of force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: GlaxoSmithKline, LLC
    Inventors: Jason R. Crosby, Gautam Debnath, Roger P. Fager, Peter R. Laubmeier, Curtis Emmanuel Stover
  • Patent number: 9809926
    Abstract: A machine and method are presented for producing interlaced composite components. The method includes: depositing a first one or more warp filaments onto a deposition surface in a first linear direction, inserting, on top of the first one or more warp filaments, a first one or more weft filaments in a second linear direction, where the second direction is in the same plane as the first one or more warp filaments but is not parallel to the direction of the first one or more warp filaments, depositing, on top of the one or more first weft filaments, one or more second warp filaments in first linear direction, where the second one or more warp filaments are not collinear with the first one of more warp filaments, and inserting, on top of the second one or more warp filaments, a second one or more weft filaments in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Marc Oberste, Ben Wang, Kan Wang
  • Patent number: 9685421
    Abstract: The subject matter of the present description relates to methods for the precise integration of microelectronic dice within a multichip package which substantially reduce or eliminate any misalign caused by the movement of the microelectronic dice during the integration process. These methods may include the use of a temporary adhesive in conjunction with a carrier having at least one recess for microelectronic die alignment, the use of a precision molded carrier for microelectronic die alignment, the use of magnetic alignment of microelectronic dice on a reusable carrier, and/or the use of a temporary adhesive with molding processes on a reusable carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Aleksandar Aleksov, Ravindranath V Mahajan, Omkar Karhade, Nitin Deshpande
  • Patent number: 9623989
    Abstract: A method of bundling primary packages of absorbent articles into secondary packages includes advancing first and second films in a stretched state in a machine direction. At least two primary packages of absorbent articles are advanced in the machine direction between the first and second films. The primary packages are compressed in a first direction, wherein the first direction is orthogonal to the machine direction. The primary packages are advanced in a second direction, wherein the second direction is opposite the machine direction. The first and second films are bonded together to form a bonded region. The first and second films compress the primary packages of absorbent articles in the first direction, forming a secondary package around the primary packages of absorbent articles. The bonded region is cut to form a first bond on a first secondary package and a second bond on a second secondary package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Franz Loevenich
  • Patent number: 9441144
    Abstract: Novel benzoxazine-thiol adducts are described, which may be may be cured to produce compositions useful in coating, sealants, adhesive and many other applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Ilya Gorodisher, Robert J. Webb, Robert J. Devoe
  • Patent number: 9079385
    Abstract: Disclosed are: a composite formed article which is usable even in a high-temperature environment and less suffers delamination between a foamed resin sheet and a metal sheet; and a formed article precursor (laminated sheet) which enables the manufacture of the composite formed article. The laminated sheet includes a foamable resin sheet containing a resin and a foaming agent; and, provided on both sides of the resin sheet, a pair of metal sheets each through the medium of an adhesive. The resin has a melting point of 145° C. or higher, and the adhesive has a melting point substantially equal to or higher than the melting point of the resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hodaka Miura, Akio Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 8962392
    Abstract: A method includes bonding a carrier over a top die. The method further includes curing an underfill disposed between a substrate and the top die. The method further includes applying a force over the carrier during the curing. The method further includes removing the carrier from the top die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chin-Fu Kao, Jing-Cheng Lin, Jui-Pin Hung, Szu Wei Lu
  • Publication number: 20150017596
    Abstract: An adjustable orthodontic bracket is described which includes a body member having an orthodontic archwire fixing member and a first faying surface; a bonding base member having a second faying surface and a tooth bonding surface; and a connecting member that includes a layer of a thermoplastic polymer, and which connects the first faying surface of the body member to the second faying surface of the bonding base member. Methods of repositioning and manufacturing the adjustable orthodontic brackets are also described. A method is also provided for reducing a bond strength of an orthodontic appliance adhered to a tooth structure with a cured adhesive composition, which includes treating the orthodontic bracket with ultrasonic energy thereby reducing the bond strength more than about 20%. The cured adhesive composition includes an ultrasonic energy responsive filler, and under the ultrasonic energy stimulation, the cured adhesive composition softens thereby reducing the overall bonding strength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Raymond F. Wong, Jason Tabb, Aaron Goodall, Stanley S. Huang, Albert Ruiz-Vela
  • Publication number: 20150017452
    Abstract: Adhesive bonding of eloxated aluminum to plastic, with a product having at least one layer of a latently reactive adhesive film which has a thermoplastic component having a melting point T(melting) where 35° C.?T(melting)?90° C. and contains functional groups that can react with isocyanate and an isocyanate-containing component dispersed in particulate form in the thermoplastic and is essentially deactivated in the region of the particle surface, the particles having a start temperature T(start) where 40° C.?T(start)?100° C. and where T(start)?T(melting).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel Schmitz-Stapela, Thilo Dollase, Sven Reiter, Frank Hannemann
  • Patent number: 8888945
    Abstract: The use of a heat idler moveable along a path provides speed and flexibility in the heat labeling of containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Gavin John Broad, Adal Tecleab, Jason Lee DeBruler
  • Publication number: 20140318707
    Abstract: Provided is a method of manufacturing an electronic device. An electronic device having excellent moisture blocking property and durability may be provided by the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Yoon Gyung CHO, Hyun Jee YOO, Suk Ky CHANG, Jung Sup SHIM, Seung Min LEE
  • Patent number: 8844832
    Abstract: The non-contact information recording medium is made by forming the antenna circuit and connecting it to the IC module through connection terminals at the same time. This provides a high degree of freedom of patterning of the antenna circuit. The antenna circuit is formed on a recording substrate, in which an IC module has been embedded. A foil-bonding resin layer is formed on the connection terminals of the recording substrate, with a toner containing a binder resin by an electrophotographic method. Then a conductive foil is brought into contact with the foil-bonding resin layer to bond the foil to the resin layer, to connect the antenna circuit to the connection terminals and form the antenna circuit composed of the conductive foil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshiyasu Matsumoto, Ryuichi Hiramoto, Aya Shirai, Asao Matsushima, Ken Ohmura
  • Patent number: 8834656
    Abstract: The instant disclosure relates to a manufacturing method of a porous composite film. The manufacturing method includes processing a first porous film and a second porous film and includes the following steps: providing a pressing unit, a film-shaping unit, and a cooling unit; intersecting the first and second porous films at an angle; stacking the first and second porous films in forming a half-finished porous composite film; pressing the half-finished porous composite film by the pressing unit at a temperature T1 and under a tension S1; relieving the pressing force against the half-finished porous composite film thermally by the film-shaping unit at a temperature T2; and maintaining the half-finished porous composite film at a pre-determined tension by the cooling unit at a temperature T3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Entire Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chien-Chih Chen, Yu-Wei Chang, Chia-Yin Yao, Jui-Lin Hsu, Ming-Cheng Tsai
  • Patent number: 8828170
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the apparatus and methods are configured to make containers such as disposable reinforced cups using reinforcing members configured to be respectively attached to cups. The apparatus and method of various embodiments of the present disclosure sequentially heat different or selective portions of the heat activated adhesive on the reinforcing member at multiple sequential stages, steps or times to attach the reinforcing member to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Pactiv LLC
    Inventors: Dimitri Stamatiou, Shawn L. Petera, Evan L. Ryan
  • Patent number: 8784605
    Abstract: A process for making a lightweight laminated panel material for construction of cargo containers includes providing a high performance fabric layer, placing film adhesive layers over both sides of the high performance fabric layer, placing protective surface film layers over the film adhesive layers to form a pre-lamination stack, and placing release layers over the protective surface film layers. The pre-lamination stack is heated, compressed, and maintained at the temperature and under pressure to form a lamination stack. The lamination stack is cooled to an intermediate temperature and released from pressure, cooled further, and the release layers are removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: International Composites Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard L. Fingerhut
  • Patent number: 8741089
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a display device 1 includes a first step of attaching a display panel and a first substrate member to each other with a first adhesive sandwiched between the display panel and the first substrate member, and a second step of attaching a second substrate member to the first substrate member on a surface of the first substrate member opposite to the display panel with a second adhesive sandwiched between the first and second substrate members, where the second step is carried out subsequently to the first step. The second adhesive used in the second step has a glass transition point higher than a glass transition point of the first adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kenichiro Tsuchida, Tomoo Takatani, Hiroshi Fukushima
  • Patent number: 8721830
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a structural part including at least two wings extending in intersecting planes made of thermoplastic fiber-reinforced composite material including at least two plies of continuous fibers. The fibers extend from one wing to another. The method includes cutting the at least two plies in a fabric and/or a tape of fibers pre-impregnated with a thermoplastic resin; assembling the plies to create a preform; and compacting the preform to a final shape of the part by subjecting the preform to a defined cycle of temperature and pressure. A toolset can implement the method described above. Such a toolset includes a rigid punch and die such that closing the tool creates a sealed chamber in a shape of the part between the punch and the die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations S.A.S.
    Inventors: Didier Kurtz, Florian Chotard
  • Patent number: 8667703
    Abstract: An apparatus for drying wood veneer includes an elongate drying chamber including a conveyor for conveying material to be dried from an input end to an output end; and a cooling section for cooling veneer leaving the output end of the drying chamber, the cooling section including a pressure controller for maintaining a pressure in the cooling section that is slightly higher than pressure in the drying chamber while maintaining a near-zero pressure differential between the drying chamber and the cooling section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: USNR/Kockums Cancar Company
    Inventors: Irven J. McMahon, Bryan J. Wolowiecki
  • Publication number: 20140043558
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes a liquid crystal panel, a backlight unit that faces the liquid crystal panel and that includes a light source, a light guide plate, and an optical sheet unit, a mold frame that encloses the backlight unit and that includes a main body part and a protrusion, which protrusion is disposed between the liquid crystal panel and the backlight unit and protrudes from the main body part in a lateral direction, and an adhesive member that bonds the mold frame to the liquid crystal panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventors: Jeong-Ho HWANG, Jae-Rok CHA
  • Patent number: 8637414
    Abstract: A gradient density padding material includes a single layer of nonwoven material having at least one surface processed to form a portion of a thickness thereof having a density increased with respect to a remaining portion of the thickness thereof. The single layer of nonwoven material after processing has an airflow resistance within the range of 200-4000 MKS Rayls, wherein said single layer of nonwoven material has an enhanced acoustic performance. A method of making a gradient density padding material having an enhanced acoustic performance includes the steps of providing a single layer of nonwoven material and processing at least one surface of the single layer of nonwoven material to form a portion of a thickness thereof having a density increased with respect to a remaining portion of the thickness thereof. The single layer of nonwoven material after processing has an airflow resistance within the range of 200-4000 MKS Rayls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Lydall, Inc.
    Inventors: Durward Gomez, Steven Borchardt
  • Publication number: 20140008019
    Abstract: The invention provides for an adhesive composition that can both be used as melt adhesive composition and as drying adhesive composition. Such an adhesive composition comprises a thermoreversible gelling starch, a bonding starch and a plasticizer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: COOPERATIE AVEBE U.A.
    Inventors: Anna Maria Van Delden, Johannes Cornelis Petrus Hopman
  • Publication number: 20130312910
    Abstract: An engagement system for a surgical sensor assembly, formed of a sensing component in a fixed position and a lead wire in an electrical communication therewith. The engagement system employs a jacket of heat shrink polymeric material to hold the sensing component to the lead wire and eliminates the employment of soldering and welding and crimping which can damage such sensing components. The system is employed in combination with catheters having a lumen for control wires for surgical instruments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventor: Rafic Saleh
  • 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: 8574393
    Abstract: An exemplary method for making a touch panel includes the steps of: providing a flexible substrate; fabricating a carbon nanotube film; laying the carbon nanotube film to form a carbon nanotube layer stacked on the flexible substrate; heat-pressing the carbon nanotube layer of the flexible substrate; and separately forming at least two electrodes on a surface of the carbon nanotube layer, thereby forming the touch panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kai-Li Jiang, Liang Liu, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Patent number: 8562777
    Abstract: A method for forming a dye sublimation image in a substrate with a dye carrier having an image formed thereon of a sublimatic dyestuff is provided. The image of the dye carrier is placed against a first surface of the substrate. The substrate and dye carrier are conveyed along a path with a first part and a second part. A continuous pressure is provided against the first surface of the substrate in the first part and second part of the path and therebetween. The dye carrier is heated to a sublimation temperature in the first part of the path. The dye carrier is then cooled to a depressure temperature in the second part of the path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Fresco Plastics LLC
    Inventor: Jonathan C. Drake
  • Patent number: 8470111
    Abstract: A composite component comprising at least one first and one second sheet metal plate with at least one layer of a polymer arranged between the first and the second sheet metal plates provides for a component optimized with respect to the weight thereof, and which is at the same time simple to manufacture. The polymer layer of the composite component according to the invention comprises at least one foamed polymer layer of a thermoplastic polymer, wherein the foamed polymer layer comprises gas bubbles with a volume percentage of 1% to 80%, in particular 5% to 70%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG
    Inventors: Thorsten Böger, Peter Klauke, Oliver Kleinschmidt, Christoph Filthaut, Ingo Rogner, Oliver Thöle
  • Publication number: 20130141808
    Abstract: A solar mirror panel (10) has a first sheet-like stiffening member (12) having a reflective surface, a second sheet-like stiffening member (18), and a spacer member (16) of resin bonded wood composite located between the first and second members (12, 16).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Inventors: Keith Malcolm Lovegrove, Gregory Burgess, Joseph Sydney
  • Publication number: 20130075034
    Abstract: The invention relates to an oven (10) for the production of stratified sheets (12) from pre-assembled sheets (14). The pre-assembled sheets (14) comprise at least two sheets (16, 18) and at least one sheet of polymer material (20). The oven (10) comprises a hot chamber (22) which in turn comprises heating means (26) and an inlet opening (28) provided with first closing means (30). The oven also comprises a cold chamber (24) communicating with the hot chamber (22) and able to be separated from the hot chamber (22 via separation means (23). The cold chamber comprises cooling means (36) and an outlet opening (42) provided with second closing means (44). The invention also relates to a method for the production of stratified sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: LISEC COSTRUZIONE MACCHINE ITALIA SRL
    Inventor: Loris Grando
  • Patent number: 8389758
    Abstract: Novel benzoxazine-thiol adducts are described, which may be may be cured to produce compositions useful in coating, sealants, adhesive and many other applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Ilya Gorodisher, Robert J. Webb, Robert J. Devoe
  • Patent number: 8381790
    Abstract: The present invention describes an improved side-sealing machine for use with heat sealable films. Briefly, a cutting and sealing element is located between a set of cooperating guide and alignment members. The downstream guide and alignment member also includes a compression mechanism. This compression mechanism serves to compress the seal created upstream, and to draw the heat away from the film. In some embodiments, the downstream guide and alignment member also serves to separate the film into a surplus portion and a remaining portion, where only the remaining portion is subjected to compression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Shanklin Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas P. Orsini, Joseph T. Powers, John A. Dextraze
  • Patent number: 8383706
    Abstract: Novel benzoxazine-thiol adducts are described, which may be may be cured to produce compositions useful in coating, sealants, adhesive and many other applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Ilya Gorodisher, Robert J. Webb, Robert J. Devoe
  • Patent number: 8318618
    Abstract: A mat having a highly uniform porosity distribution is produced by consolidating 15 or more layers of melt blown webs (or the like) having different orientations. Control over the porosity is provided by using webs that exhibit a narrow, unimodal distribution of fiber diameters over the bulk of its distribution, such as in the top 80%. A compliance of the mats can be chosen by selecting a number and orientation of the webs. It is thus possible to produce mats that are good candidates for vascular grafts, for example. The uniformity of the porosity within the range of 6 ?m to 30 ?m permits seeding of the vascular graft with endothelial and smooth muscle cells. The mats have the demonstrated ability to retain, and support growth of, smooth muscle cells and endothelial cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: National Research Council of Canada
    Inventors: Abdellah Ajji, Marie Moreno, Martin Bureau
  • Publication number: 20120282454
    Abstract: A technique for joining porous foam material, such as graphite, metal or ceramic foam, to a substrate is described. The substrate can be metal, a thermoset plastic or a composite material. The substrate has a melting point below that of the foam material. The two are joined together by using the foam to apply heat locally at the surface of the substrate. Some or all of the foam is heated to the appropriate temperature at or above the melting point of the substrate material. The foam and the substrate are then brought together, with the heat from the foam melting or softening the substrate material so that the substrate material infuses into the pores of the foam. As the foam cools below the melting point temperature, the substrate material solidifies to create a mechanical bond between the foam and the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eugene JANSEN, Scott M. MAURER
  • Patent number: 8277594
    Abstract: A shape memory polymer microfiber material coupled to a base portion and coated with a dry adhesive in which the tips of the microfibers may be modified to achieve superhydrophobicity. The resultant surface of the material may be altered between to an adhesive state from a superhydrophobic state as the shape memory polymer transforms from its permanent shape to a temporary shape. The shape memory polymer microfiber material may be reversibly coupled to one or more substrates when in the adhesive state and uncoupled when in the superhydrophobic state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Tao Xie, Ruomiao Wang
  • Publication number: 20120216945
    Abstract: Methods of creating reversible and irreversible wrinkle structures are provided. A shape memory polymer is heated to a transition temperature and cooled while applying a first force. A rigid film layer is secured to the shape memory polymer to form a bilayer. The original shape of the shape memory polymer is recovered to create a first set of wrinkles in the rigid film layer. The bilayer is heated to the transition temperature and a second tensile force is applied to create a second set of wrinkles in the rigid film layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Tao Xie, Junjun Li, Maria T. Dekimpe
  • Patent number: 8236129
    Abstract: One embodiment provides an attachment pad including a multilayer thermo-reversible adhesive including a shape memory polymer layer and a dry adhesive layer underlying the shape memory polymer layer, the multilayer thermo-reversible adhesive having a curved surface when the shape memory polymer layer is below its glass transition temperature and unaffected by a load; and a means for evenly applying a load and/or detaching force on the perimeter of the multilayer thermo-reversible adhesive including a spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Tao Xie, Xingcheng Xiao, Ruomiao Wang
  • Patent number: 8231755
    Abstract: One embodiment includes an application of multilayer thermo-reversible dry adhesives in robotic handling of objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Tao Xie, Richard Michael Schreck, Xingcheng Xiao
  • Patent number: 8216416
    Abstract: A method of assembling a chair includes providing a first chair component composed of a first polymeric material and a second chair component composed of a second polymeric material. An adhesive is positioned on or in the first chair component. The adhesive is composed of a third polymeric material and at least one ferromagnetic susceptor. The second chair component is positioned in engagement with the adhesive and adjacent to the first chair component. A magnetic field or electromagnetic waves are applied to the adhesive to activate the adhesive. A force is also applied to at least one of the first chair component and the second chair component to press the first chair component and the second chair component. A chair is also provided that includes the first and second chair components and the adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Knoll, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Allison, Khalid Masoud, Adam Deskevich, Jason Ferguson
  • Patent number: 8196310
    Abstract: An apparatus for drying wood veneer includes an elongate drying chamber including a conveyor for conveying material to be dried from an input end to an output end; and a cooling section for cooling veneer leaving the output end of the drying chamber, the cooling section including a pressure controller for maintaining a pressure in the cooling section that is slightly higher than pressure in the drying chamber while maintaining a near-zero pressure differential between the drying chamber and the cooling section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: USNR/Kockums Cancar Company
    Inventors: Irven J. McMahon, Bryan Wolowiecki
  • Patent number: 8182625
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of manufacturing a sandwich panel (10). Such a sandwich panel consists of a foamed core layer (12) and at least one thermoplastic cover layer (14). The sandwich panel is made by in situ foaming. In a first assembling step a core web, comprising at least one sheet of a thermoplastic material (12) containing an amount of a suitable physical blowing agent is positioned between two cover layers (14). The assembly of core web and cover layers is arranged between two press plates. Due to heat and pressure applied in a subsequent foaming step, foaming of the core web and effective bonding thereof to the cover layers is achieved. Subsequently the foamed assembly is allowed to cool down. Remaining physical blowing agent is removed during a subsequent drying step at elevated temperature while the outflow of physical blowing agent via the peripheral edges of the panel (10) is restricted, e.g. by taping (24) or clamping by clamps (16, 20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: FITS Holdiing B.V.
    Inventor: Martin Theodoor de Groot
  • Patent number: 8152044
    Abstract: A method of producing a solar battery module. The method uses a producing apparatus having a positioning belt and a heating belt adjacent to each other such that an object can be delivered between the belts, and also having a pressing belt opposite the positioning belt and the heating belt, the pressing belt being provided so as to straddle the positioning belt and the heating belt. In the producing apparatus, the heating belt and the pressing belt are controlled to a predetermined temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Kawagoe, Hiroshi Kanishi
  • Patent number: 8097107
    Abstract: A glass sheet assembly including a first glass sheet arranged in an opposing parallel configuration with respect to a second glass sheet is provided, with a heat sensitive layer of adhesive laminating film disposed between the first glass sheet and the second glass sheet, the glass sheet assembly having a leading edge and a trailing edge and being of a fixed length and width, the laminating film having a bonding temperature at which melting of the laminating film is initiated. The glass sheet assembly is heated using an array of heating elements so as to cause differential heating along the length of the glass sheet assembly such that the temperature at the leading edge of the glass sheet assembly is higher than the temperature at the trailing edge of the glass sheet assembly with uniform heating across the width of the glass sheet assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Bond Brothers Contracting Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Christopher Morgan, Christine Foster
  • Patent number: 8097114
    Abstract: A non-autoclave process for producing a glass laminate comprises applying a sub-assembly including a rigid layer and an ionomer interlayer in a vacuum bag or vacuum press under vacuum followed by heating, cooling, and releasing vacuum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: Luc A. Moeyersons
  • Patent number: 8096337
    Abstract: An apparatus for laminating a glass sheet assembly includes a first glass sheet arranged in an opposing parallel configuration with respect to a second glass sheet, with a heat sensitive layer of adhesive laminating film disposed between the first glass sheet and the second glass sheet, the glass sheet assembly having a leading edge and a trailing edge and being of a fixed length and width, the laminating film having a bonding temperature at which melting of the laminating film is initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Bond Brothers Contracting Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Christopher Morgan, Christine Foster
  • Patent number: 8097113
    Abstract: A process comprises constructing a sub-assembly including a rigid layer and a poly (vinyl acetal) interlayer in a vacuum bag or vacuum press; applying vacuum to the vacuum bag or vacuum press for a maximum of 30 to 60 minutes while maintaining the sub-assembly at a temperature between 10° C. and 22° C. to produce a cooled sub-assembly; increasing the temperature of the cooled sub-assembly to at least 100° C. or 125° C. over a minimum of 10 minutes or 20 minutes to produce a heated sub-assembly; maintaining the heated sub-assembly at minimum of 100° C. or 125° C. for a minimum of 10 minutes or 20 minutes to form a laminate; cooling the laminate at a rate of at least 0.5° C./minute until the laminate reaches a temperature below 40° C.; contemporaneously with the cooling, removing the vacuum from the vacuum bag, containing the laminate, and allowing the laminate to reach atmospheric pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: Luc A. Moeyersons
  • Patent number: 8083883
    Abstract: Laminated, paper cards are manufactured by adhering a first side of a calendared paper to a first side of a fiber board stock using a biodegradable adhesive to thereby create a sheet of material. A card construct is then formed by adhering a second side of the fiber board stock of a first sheet of material to a second side of the fiber board stock of a second sheet of material using a biodegradable adhesive. A second side of at least one of calendared papers of the card construct is then printed and the printed card construct is then subjected to a heat and pressure treatment in a hydraulic press. The treated, printed, card construct may then be die punched to provide one or more of the laminated, paper cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Jet Lithocolor, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Tenyer
  • Patent number: 8066843
    Abstract: The invention relates to a seamless hybrid gasket and the method of making the same. The gasket includes a unitary polymer construction and an insert for enhanced pressure resistance, reduced stress to seal, improved thermal cycling performance and structural support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Virginia Sealing Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler Hamilton Ragsdale, Robert Adam Riggs, Alfred F. Waterland, III
  • Patent number: 8043460
    Abstract: One embodiment of the invention includes product comprising an elastomeric epoxy dry adhesive with a pull-off strength of 1-200 N/cm2 from a substrate and reversibly detached with a peel-off force less than 1 N/cm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Tao Xie, Xingcheng Xiao
  • Publication number: 20110255068
    Abstract: An EUV mirror module is disclosed that comprises a substrate with a curved upper surface and a curved electroformed mirror. A self-adjusting bonding material is disposed between the substrate and the electroformed mirror. The bonding material is flowable at a melting temperature and self-adjusts to conformally fill the region between substrate to the electroformed mirror and bond the substrate and the electroformed mirror. The substrate may have at least one cooling channel for cooling the mirror module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventor: Jacques Kools