Heating Lamina Prior To Assembly Or Adhesive Applying Patents (Class 156/322)
  • Patent number: 11961669
    Abstract: Flexible and stretchable supercapacitors are made using carbon nanostructures produced by providing a first composite structure which includes a temporary substrate and an array of carbon nanotubes arranged in a stack on a surface of the temporary substrate such that the stack of carbon nanotubes is oriented generally perpendicular to the surface of the temporary substrate, which may include silicon dioxide. The stack of carbon nanotubes is transferred from the temporary substrate to another substrate, which includes a curable polymer, thereby forming another composite structure comprising the stack of carbon nanotubes and the cured polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: The Trustees of the Stevens Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Runzhi Zhang, Junjun Ding, Eui-Hyeok Yang
  • Patent number: 11881427
    Abstract: A module of a processing system for flipping a substrate in vacuum includes a clamp assembly for securing the substrate, a first motor assembly coupled to the clamp assembly for rotating the clamp assembly, and a second motor assembly coupled to the first motor assembly for raising and lowering the first motor assembly and the clamp assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Inventors: Harish Penmethsa, Suresh Palanisamy, Dinesh Rajamanickam, Naresh Kumar Asokan
  • Patent number: 11515283
    Abstract: A flexible circuit film bonding apparatus includes: a stage configured to support a TFT substrate; a pressing head configured to press and heat a flexible circuit film attached on the TFT substrate with an anisotropic conductive film interposed therebetween; a backup plate configured to support and heat the TFT substrate positioned below the flexible circuit film; and a heating control unit configured to control a temperature of a lower surface of the pressing head and an upper surface of the backup plate, wherein the temperature of the upper surface of the backup plate is less than 170 degrees Celsius.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chung-Seok Lee, Joongmok Lee, Eunjeong Jeon
  • Patent number: 11407199
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are laminates that include a layer containing a metal-coated fabric. The laminate may also include a layer or layers of an organic polymeric matrix composite. In accordance with certain embodiments, the matrix composite includes a thermosetting or thermoplastic resin matrix with parallel-oriented reinforcing fibers embedded therein, interposed between the metal-coated fabric layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Inventor: Thomas K. Tsotsis
  • Patent number: 11404403
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a micro light emitting diode (LED) display module includes stacking a connecting layer onto a transfer substrate on which a micro LED is disposed; positioning the transfer substrate above a display substrate, in which a plurality of thin-film transistors are formed, so that the micro LED faces the display substrate; transferring, to the display substrate, the micro LED and a connecting member that is in contact with the micro LED and is separated from the connecting layer by using a laser transfer method; and heating the micro LED and compressing the micro LED against the display substrate to bond the micro LED to the display substrate by the connecting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventors: Changkyu Chung, Kyungwoon Jang, Changjoon Lee
  • Patent number: 11376816
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a liquid crystal polymer film, which includes the following operations: providing a liquid crystal polymer powder; uniformly dispersing the liquid crystal polymer powder in a solvent to form a mixed solution; coating the mixed solution on a carrier board to form a coating layer; heating the coating layer to a first temperature to remove the solvent in the coating layer; heating the liquid crystal polymer powder to a second temperature after the solvent is removed to form the liquid crystal polymer film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: AZOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hung-Jung Lee
  • Patent number: 10940809
    Abstract: A process for producing an interior trim part (1) with a decorative layer situated on a first side (S1) thereof and forming a decorative pattern (M) for the interior of a motor vehicle, the process comprising the following steps: (a) formation of at least one cutout configuration (R), defined by a predetermined decorative pattern (M), in a protective layer (120) situated on a first side (S1), which is situated on a first surface (110a) of the shell-shaped base body (110) made of a metallic material, (b) deposition of sinterable decorative material on the first side (S1) in such a way that the decorative material, as an intermediate layer (150), covers at least the area in which the cutout configuration (R) defined by the decorative pattern (M) is formed in the protective layer (120), (c) laser-sintering of the intermediate layer (150) inside the at least one cutout configuration defined by the decorative pattern (M), (d) removal of the sinterable decorative material that is situated outside the at least one
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventors: Maxime Musy, Valentin Geoffroy
  • Patent number: 10522400
    Abstract: A biosensor with a heater embedded therein is provided. A semiconductor substrate comprises a source region and a drain region. The heater is under the semiconductor substrate. A sensing well is over the semiconductor substrate, laterally between the source region and the drain region. A sensing layer lines the sensing well. A method for manufacturing the biosensor is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Alexander Kalnitsky, Yi-Hsien Chang, Chun-Ren Cheng, Jui-Cheng Huang, Shih-Fen Huang, Tung-Tsun Chen, Ching-Hui Lin
  • Patent number: 10483231
    Abstract: A bonding method is provided. A sheet structure is placed on a substrate surface, and a surface roughness of a surface of the sheet structure is less than or equal to 1.0 micrometer. A carbon nanotube structure is laid on the surface of the sheet structure. Two ends of the carbon nanotube structure are in direct contact with the substrate surface. An organic solvent is added to the two ends of the carbon nanotube structure. An object is laid on the carbon nanotube structure, and a surface of the object being in direct contact with the carbon nanotube structure has a surface roughness less than or equal to 1.0 micrometer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiang Jin, Zi-Peng Wu, Wen-Tao Miao, Kai-Li Jiang, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Patent number: 10435599
    Abstract: The present application discloses an adhesive composition comprising a polymer of the formulae A, B and C and methods for using the adhesive composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: ACATECHOL, INC.
    Inventors: Byung Jun Ahn, Sam Linh Nguyen, Roscoe Linstadt
  • Patent number: 10146013
    Abstract: An automatic injection system for injecting an adhesive into a plurality of bores of a multi-bore ferrule comprises an injector, a first clamp holding the ferrule at a first adhesive injection station, and a second clamp holding the ferrule at a second adhesive injection station. The injector injects the adhesive into an injection opening in the ferrule. A plurality of optical fibers are not disposed in the bores of the ferrule and the injector injects the adhesive into the ferrule until the bores are fully filled with the adhesive at the first adhesive injection station. The optical fibers are disposed in the bores of the ferrule filled with the adhesive and the injector again injects the adhesive into the ferrule at the second adhesive station to compensate for a loss of adhesive during an insertion of the optical fibers into the bores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., TE Connectivity Corporation, Shenzhen AMI Technology Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Fengchun Xie, Qinglong Zeng, Yu Zhang, Dandan Zhang, Lvhai Hu, Roberto Francisco-Yi Lu
  • Patent number: 9975293
    Abstract: A method for forming a geomembrane liner testable for leaks by securing adjacent panels together with the conductivity of the lower surface of an overlying panel broken along a line adjacent the panel overlapping edge, and the overlapping edges sealed along the line. A heat welder has slots for the overlapping panel edges, with a heated wedge between the slots and having a projection to break the conductivity of the overlying panel bottom surface as it passes the wedge. The slots merge to press the liner edges together to heat weld them along the line of broken conductivity as the welder is moved along the panel edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: GSE Environmental, LLC
    Inventors: Jimmie Gordon Youngblood, Jr., David James Gallagher, Edward Joseph Zimmel
  • Patent number: 9897764
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing fiber optic connectors includes precision molding optical ferrule assemblies around optical fibers for use in the connectors. The optical ferrule assemblies are over-molded in two-parts: a ferrule and a hub. The ferrule is molded around a coated section of fiber and a fiber tip is formed (e.g., using a laser) at a stripped section of the optical fiber at a location axially spaced from the ferrule. The fiber is pulled into the ferrule to align the tip and the hub is formed to complete the ferrule assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventors: Michael James Ott, Paul A. Suek
  • Patent number: 9793509
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a packaging apparatus, which relates to a preparing field of display technology and can solve a problem of the poor bonding state between a packaging cover plate and a substrate to be packaged, improving a quality of assembled product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Inventors: Yangkun Jing, Junwei Li
  • Patent number: 9481954
    Abstract: A processing apparatus and a processing method capable of producing a point-through-air nonwoven fabric wherein hot air is allowed to penetrate through spots of a web or a sheet-like material and fibers at the penetration site are heat-bonded. The processing apparatus for hot-air treatment nonwoven fabric, includes: a rotating running endless belt with holes, a hot-air blowing apparatus which blows out hot air from an internal side of the endless belt with holes toward an outer side thereof, and an endless belt for fiber conveyance which is arranged on a side opposite to the hot-air blowing side of the hot-air blowing apparatus across the endless belt with holes and the endless belt for fiber conveyance rotates while the hot-air passes therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Inventors: Taiju Terakawa, Hirokazu Terada
  • Patent number: 9457614
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing an article notably enabling a decorative film to be fixed to a final support is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: CORSO MAGENTA
    Inventors: Stanislas Chevallier, Jerome De Dinechin
  • Patent number: 9023176
    Abstract: An apparatus for laminating a fabric material to a part broadly comprises a cutting element, a heating system, a vertical pressure unit, and a compaction roller assembly. The cutting element may cut scrap material from the sides of the fabric material. The heating system may heat the fabric material after the material exits the vacuum conveyor assembly. The vertical pressure unit may apply a downward force on the compaction roller assembly, which may receive the fabric material and press the fabric material against a surface of the part. The compaction roller assembly may include a roller operable to have a variable curvature along its longitudinal axis and an actuating device operable to apply a variable torque to opposing ends of the roller to vary the curvature of the roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.
    Inventors: C. Timothy Harbaugh, Patrick William Daley, Teddy Lee Kellums, W. Robert Nelson
  • Publication number: 20150114509
    Abstract: A method of protecting a layered coating on a length of pipe for subsea use includes applying an edge finisher to the coating to encase an edge of the coating by fusing the edge finisher with the coating or by moulding the edge finisher at an edge of the coating. Where the coating and the edge finisher are of thermoplastics such as PP, fusing can be achieved by injection moulding the edge finisher or by welding a discrete edge finisher component to the edge of the coating. Mirror welding may be employed for this purpose, with a hot plate being interposed between the edge of the coating and the edge finisher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Philippe Benoit Jacques Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 9011619
    Abstract: Method of reinforcing a construction work comprising the successive steps of: applying a first layer on a surface of the construction work, the first layer comprising a curable polymer that, once it is cured, can be thermally activated for adhering to a thermoplastic material; curing said curable polymer; heating at least a surface of the first layer opposite said surface of the construction work, for thermal activation of the cured polymer; and applying a second layer over said surface of the first layer, the second layer comprising a composite including reinforcement fibers and a thermoplastic matrix, whereby the thermoplastic matrix and the thermally activated cured polymer adhere to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Soletanche Freyssinet
    Inventors: Christian Tourneur, Julien Mercier
  • Patent number: 8974902
    Abstract: A joined body includes: an adherend; a primer layer provided on the adherend; and a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer provided on the primer layer. The primer layer contains, as an effective component, at least one of chlorinated polypropylene and chlorinated polyethylene and an amount of the effective component per unit area is 0.5 [mg/cm2] or less. The surface of the adherend may be formed of at least one of polypropylene (PP), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and ethylene-propylene-diene rubber (EPDM).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Tsubaki, Shinji Inokuchi, Takuma Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20150064434
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multilayer surface covering (1) comprising a fibre veil (3) having a specific weight comprised between 17 to 75 g/m2 on the side intended to contact, in use, the surface to cover, said fibre veil (3) comprising a polyolefin-based binder impregnation at a weight comprised between 5 to 25 g/m2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Pierre Bastin, Pascal Di Croce
  • Patent number: 8961721
    Abstract: A core intended to be used as a support for a roll of paper, especially toilet paper, is formed by winding at least one strip made of tissue, the strip being impregnated, at least locally, with starch so as to improve its stiffness. Thus configured, a core is provided having both a mechanical strength suitable for the envisaged use and a greatly improved ability to disintegrate relative to a cardboard core so as to allow it to be able to be disposed of directly in a toilet bowl without risk of blocking the soil pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: SCA Tissue France
    Inventors: Herve Walgenwitz, Julien Marietta-Tondin, Pierre Probst, Benoit Hoeft
  • Publication number: 20150047781
    Abstract: Systems and methods for bonding include selectively heating an initial location of a sample to melt a bonding layer at an interface between a first layer and a second layer of the sample. The heating is propagated in a direction away from the initial location such that a melt front of the bonding layer is translated across the interface to provide a void free bond between the first layer and the second layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen W. Bedell, John A. Ott
  • Patent number: 8956496
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for impinging a heated fluid onto the surface of a substrate and then locally removing the impinged fluid. The apparatus and methods may be used to heat a surface of a substrate e.g. so that the substrate can be melt-bonded to another substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Kristopher K. Biegler, Michael R. Gorman
  • Patent number: 8951380
    Abstract: Methods and other embodiments associated with a fabric welding machine are presented. The fabric welding machine includes a base, a welding machine body, and a support beam with a first end and a second end. A first roller is positioned adjacent to the first end of the support beam opposite the welding machine body. A swing arm with a body end and a roller end is attached to the welding machine body. The roller end is opposite the welding machine body and is configured to move to a first position and a second position. A heat element attached to the first end of the support beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Miller Weldmaster Corporation
    Inventor: Brian D. Henry
  • Publication number: 20150027633
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a hollow body including a thermoplastic wall and a fibrous reinforcement welded on at least one portion of the surface of the wall, or its outer surface, the fibrous reinforcement including a thermoplastic similar to or compatible with that of the wall of the hollow body, having a thickness of at least 1 mm and from 30 to 60% in weight of fibers, the method including heating a portion of the outer surface of the hollow body where the reinforcement will be welded; heating the fibrous reinforcement to soften or melt the thermoplastic of the reinforcement; and moving the reinforcement and applying the reinforcement to the portion of the outer surface of the hollow body. The applying the reinforcement includes: applying an initial pressure on at least one portion of the reinforcement; and applying pressure for a final welding using robotized pressure applying mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: Inergy Automotive Systems Research (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventors: Bjorn Criel, Pierre De Keyzer, Eric Boucaux
  • Publication number: 20140374021
    Abstract: A bonding tool to facilitate bonding of a liner to a surface of a workpiece is provided. The bonding tool includes a bladder, which is inflatable from an initial size to an expanded size, a frame formed to define a recess in which the bladder is disposed, the recess being oriented such that, when inflated from the initial size to the expanded size, the bladder applies a predefined pressure to the liner such that the liner is pressed against the surface of the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Mark A. Tuscano, Michael Haiday
  • Publication number: 20140374017
    Abstract: A bonding method including an adhesive layer forming process in which a thermoplastic adhesive is applied to a substrate or a support plate and an adhesive layer is formed; a heating process in which the adhesive layer that is formed on the substrate or the support plate is heated; and a bonding process in which the substrate and the support plate are pressed against each other via the heated adhesive layer, thereby bonding the substrate and the support plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Atsushi Miyanari, Yoshihiro Inao, Shigeru Kato, Takahiro Setaka, Shingo Ishida
  • Publication number: 20140348615
    Abstract: A fastening element for positive, materially integral and/or non-positive arrangement on or in a fiber composite component includes a sleeve-like portion, on the first end of which there is formed a tapering conical or cone-shaped portion in which a plurality of slots are made which are aligned in the direction of a longitudinal extent of the fastening element and in this way subdivide the conical or cone-shaped portion into individual segments. On the second end of the sleeve-like portion, there is arranged a holding portion which is angled at a right angle from the sleeve-like portion and in this way enlarges an outer diameter of the sleeve-like portion and forms planar bearing surfaces. A method is also described for mounting a fastening element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventor: Dustin Flock
  • Publication number: 20140338833
    Abstract: A method for forming an ink jet printhead comprises processing an epoxy adhesive such that negative effects from physical contact with particular inks are reduced or eliminated. Conventional adhesives processed using conventional techniques are known to gain weight and squeeze out when exposed to certain inks such as ultraviolet inks and pigmented inks. An embodiment of the present teachings can include processing of a particular adhesive such that the resulting epoxy adhesive is suitable for printhead applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Mandakini Kanungo, Hong Zhao, Yanjia Zuo, Santokh S. Badesha
  • Publication number: 20140342160
    Abstract: A method for forming an ink jet printhead comprises processing an epoxy adhesive such that negative effects from physical contact with particular inks are reduced or eliminated. Conventional adhesives processed using conventional techniques are known to gain weight and squeeze out when exposed to certain inks such as ultraviolet inks, solid inks, and aqueous inks. An embodiment of the present teachings can include processing of a particular adhesive such that the resulting epoxy adhesive is suitable for printhead applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Yanjia Zuo, Mandakini Kanungo, Hong Zhao, Pratima Gattu Naga Rao, Mark A. Cellura, Santokh S. Badesha, John R. Andrews
  • Publication number: 20140342135
    Abstract: A method for adhesively bonding shaped elements made from wood-based materials to flexible film substrates, in which i) the side that is to be bonded is mechanically processed, ii) a reactive one- or two-component polyurethane adhesive is applied to the center regions of this side, iii) an aqueous adhesive based on EVA, PVAc, PVOH is applied at least to the outer region of this side, and iv) this side is bonded to a flexible substrate as an edge coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Jurgen Lorenz, Helga Garmann, Hermann Weidmann, Matthias Baust
  • 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: 20140329074
    Abstract: The invention relates to hot-melt adhesive compositions having at least one thermoplastic poly-a-olefin that is solid at 25° C. and that contains silane groups, at least one soft resin having a melting point or softening point between ?10 and 40° C., and at least one silane that is liquid at 25° C. The hot-melt adhesive compositions are characterized by an improved open time and reduced viscosity compared to the prior art that cannot be achieved by means of other low-molecular-weight components that are normally added to reduce the viscosity, because the components escape from the adhesive formulation over time. The hot-melt adhesives according to the invention are suitable in particular as laminating adhesives and have a desirable low viscosity during the application, while good cross-linking density can be achieved by the addition of silane that is liquid at room temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: SIKA TECHNOLOGY ag
    Inventors: Doreen Janke, Mathias Cordes
  • Publication number: 20140326406
    Abstract: Disclosed are a device and a method for bonding an auxiliary secondary barrier for an LNG storage tank. The device for bonding an auxiliary secondary barrier includes: a frame; a driving unit, a portion of which is arranged in the frame, and which enables the frame to move on an upper heat insulation board corresponding to an exposed portion of a main secondary barrier; an adhesive applying unit arranged in the frame to apply an adhesive on the exposed portion; an auxiliary secondary barrier supply unit arranged in the frame to supply an auxiliary secondary barrier on the adhesive applied on the exposed portion; and one or more heating unit arranged in the frame to heat at least one of the exposed portion to which the adhesive contained in the adhesive applying unit is to be applied and the auxiliary secondary barrier to be supplied on the applied adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG HEAVY IND. CO., LTD
    Inventors: Sungjong Han, Minhong Kim, Jongho Kim, HongGyeoum Kim
  • Patent number: 8871050
    Abstract: The invention relates to an automated device for implementing a drape-forming step to form a laminated fibrous preform, which is then impregnated with resin to produce a part made of composite material. The invention relates more particularly to the production of preforms for manufacturing parts such as panels, in particular very thick panels, that extend basically in two dimensions. The device of the invention comprises a manipulator able to move and orient in space a tape laying head, said tape laying head comprising: a drum comprising a suction orifice leading to its surface and able to individually grasp a length of fabric on a mounting outside the tool and the tape laying head; means designed to subsequently place this length of fabric on the preform comprising means of compacting; and means of heating the length of fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations S.A.S.
    Inventors: Philippe Blot, Dominique Guittard, Jeannick Dubillot, Stephane Chene, Cedric Gauthier, Jean-Louis Fournier
  • Publication number: 20140299263
    Abstract: A device and method for producing plastics containers, in particular plastics tanks, for example, fuel tanks of motor vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: MAGNA STEYR Fuel Systems GesmbH
    Inventors: Günther POZGAINER, Bernhard SPARY
  • Publication number: 20140261998
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to methods for large area graphene precipitation onto glass, and associated articles/devices. For example, coated articles including graphene-inclusive films on substrates, and/or methods of making the same, are provided. A metal-inclusive catalyst layer (e.g., of or including Ni and/or the like) is disposed on the substrate. The substrate with the catalyst layer thereon is exposed to a precursor gas and a strain-inducing gas at a temperature of no more than 350-600 degrees C. for 10s or 100s of minutes. Graphene is formed and/or allowed to form both over and contacting the catalyst layer, and between the substrate and the catalyst layer, in making the coated article. The catalyst layer, together with graphene formed thereon, is removed, e.g., through excessive strain introduced into the catalyst layer as associated with the graphene formation. Products including such articles, and/or methods of making the same, also are contemplated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventor: Vijayen S. VEERASAMY
  • Publication number: 20140262005
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and an apparatus at least for partially laminating a component (1), in particular of a motor vehicle, having a film (2) which is cut to a width which is selected to be slightly greater than a region (1.1) to be laminated of the component (1), wherein the film (2) is heated on both sides and is arranged in an upper die (4), wherein the component (1) is provided with an adhesive (6) and is arranged in a lower die (5), wherein the adhesive (8) is heated to be activated and a tool formed by the upper die (4) and the lower die (5) is closed for a pressing operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Etem Ibrahim Uysal, Werner Klusmeier
  • Patent number: 8834668
    Abstract: A composite structure is fabricated by staging at least a portion of an uncured, first composite component. The first composite component is assembled with a second composite component, and the staged portion of the first composite component is cocured with the second composite component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Karl M Nelson, Joseph L. Hafenrichter, Kurtis S Willden
  • Publication number: 20140251538
    Abstract: A process and system for making a laminated surface covering and the surface covering itself are described. The covering includes several layers bonded to each other. The system performs the process. One example of the process includes passing a first material across a first conveyor, passing a second material across a second conveyor, passing a bonding material across a third conveyor, contacting the first material and the second material to the bonding material, and heating at least one of the first material and the second material. The process also includes introducing the first material, the second material, and the bonding material into a pressure zone such that the bonding material is introduced between a bottom surface of the first material and a top surface of the second material. The process applies pressure to bond the first material and second material together via the bonding material to produce a laminated material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: ECORE International Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur B. DODGE, III, John MCFALLS
  • Patent number: 8821679
    Abstract: The present invention provides a bimetal laminate structure and improved method for manufacturing the same. The method includes: applying a layer of adhesive to a metallic substrate; and laminating a decorative metallic sheet to the metallic substrate in such a manner that substantially all surface defects and all read through appearance along an outer surface of the decorative metallic sheet are eliminated. The resultant bimetal laminate includes a decorative metallic layer consisting of a first metallic material, and a metallic substrate consisting of a second metallic material that is different from the first metallic material. The metal substrate has a thickness that is greater than the thickness of the decorative metallic layer. An adhesive layer is disposed between, and spans substantially the entirety of the decorative metallic layer and metallic substrate to rigidly attach the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Material Sciences Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Roelofs, Dan Bullard, Mike Bilos, Bryan Tullis
  • Patent number: 8821678
    Abstract: A method includes forming an assembly of a first part of a computing device enclosure and a second part of the computing device enclosure by disposing a thermoplastic adhesive layer between a surface portion of the first part and an opposing surface portion of the second part. The surface portion of the first part and the opposing surface portion of the second part define one or more bonding areas of the first part and the second part across a lateral extent of the assembly. The assembly has a non-uniform thermal mass distribution across its lateral extent. The method further includes applying spatially varying amounts of heat to the assembly across its lateral extent to soften the thermoplastic adhesive layer in the bonding areas relatively uniformly across the lateral extent of the assembly compared to applying a non-spatially varying amount of heat across the lateral extent of the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Michelle Yu, Jeffrey Hayashida
  • Publication number: 20140238977
    Abstract: A multi-layer composite article for fusing to a substrate comprises a polymeric composite layer having a first polymeric matrix and an induction layer having a second polymeric matrix that includes an induction current-susceptible material. An induction current can be applied to the multi-layer composite article to generate heat within the induction layer to fuse the polymeric composite layer and/or the induction layer to an adjacent substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: TherCom Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Joel A. Dyksterhouse
  • Publication number: 20140238601
    Abstract: The invention is a laminating process which is directed toward economical production methods for scalable amounts of production which develop properties suitable for a broad based product line. In particular, the product is capable of important key components of commercial properties such as adhesion, scratch resistance, chemical inertness, and bending without failure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventors: Mark V. Loen, James E. Velliky, Jan K. Moritz
  • Patent number: 8808481
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for producing a web (2) comprising at least one protective layer (11, 11a), at least one functional layer (13), and at least one reinforcement layer (14). The reinforcement layer (14) is provided with greater tear strength than the protective layer (11, 11a) while the reinforcement layer (14) is glued to the functional layer (13) or the protective layer (11, 11a). According to the inventive method, the functional layer (13) is welded together with at least one protective layer (11, 11a) on at least one side by means of heat lamination in order to produce a prelaminate (20), and the obtained prelaminate (20) is then glued to the reinforcement layer (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Ewald Dorken AG
    Inventors: Jörn Schröer, Rüdiger Laur, Gilles Schwaab
  • Publication number: 20140227472
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a label laminate is disclosed. The method includes unwinding a first material layer, unwinding a second material layer, coating the first material layer with at least one water based adhesive layer, supporting the coated first material layer by a metal belt while heating said at least one water based adhesive layer by said metal belt in order to dry said at least one water based adhesive layer, and laminating the first material layer having at least one water based adhesive layer together with the second material layer in order to form the label laminate. The invention further relates to a label laminate and a system for manufacturing a label laminate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: UPM RAFLATAC OY
    Inventors: Risto H Jokinen, Jorma Henttonen, Jan-Erik Forsström, Sampo Pynnönen, Kai Heinonen
  • Patent number: 8784595
    Abstract: A process for laminating at least one electrode sheet onto an electrically conductive support film is provided. The process comprises heating the electrically conductive support film and laminating the at least one electrode sheet onto at least one side of the heated electrically conductive support film. An apparatus for laminating at least one electrode sheet onto an electrically conductive support film is also provided. The apparatus comprises lamination rollers forming a nip and means for carrying the electrically conductive support film and the at least one electrode sheet to the nip formed by the lamination rollers. The apparatus also comprises a heater for heating the electrically conductive support film before the electrically conductive support film reaches the nip formed by the lamination rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Bathium Canana Inc.
    Inventors: Régis Gagnon, Jonathan Dubé, Gilles Gagnon, Paul-André Lavoie
  • Publication number: 20140193615
    Abstract: The invention specifies an apparatus for applying a film (7) to a substrate (2) by lamination. This apparatus has a heating device (12, 19), which makes it possible for different regions of the film (7) and/or the substrate (2) to be exposed specifically to different temperatures. It is thus also possible to process substrates or films which contain temperature-sensitive elements, e.g. security elements based on bacteriorhodopsin. For this purpose, the heating device comprises a plurality of heating elements (19) which can be activated separately, and therefore different regions of a heating surface (12) can be subjected specifically to different levels of heating power. In order to compensate for irregularities on the surface of the substrate or of the film, the apparatus may have a flexible mating surface (21) which is arranged opposite the healing surface and can be subjected to pressure pneumatically by way of a pressure chamber (22).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventors: Ulrich Ritter, Samuel Schindler
  • Patent number: 8770250
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for splicing together old and new thermoformable sheets in order to supply a continuous thermoforming operation. The apparatus is used to join together thermoformable sheets by: providing a first thermoformable sheet with a trailing edge and a second thermoformable sheet with a leading edge; forming a terminal edge portion with a hot element along the trailing edge and a complementary terminal edge portion along the leading edge by severing a scrap sheet from each portion; laterally retracting each scrap portion away from the trailing edge and the leading edge; and joining together the first thermoformable sheet and the second thermoformable sheet by interlocking together the terminal edge portion with the complementary terminal edge portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventors: Jere F. Irwin, Dale L. Vantrease