Surface Bonding Means And/or Assembly Means Therefor Patents (Class 156/349)
  • Patent number: 9969181
    Abstract: A printer with adhesive capabilities is presented. A printer includes one or more printing elements to image one or two sides of print media. The printer also includes an adhesive element to apply or activate adhesive material on at least one of the two sides of the print media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Iconex LLC
    Inventors: David Dashiell, Mark E. Keeton, Joseph D Roth, Timothy W. Rawlings, Michael J. Vandemark, Jeffery S. Denton
  • Patent number: 9649832
    Abstract: A polymerizable composition includes at least one monomer, a photoinitiator capable of initiating polymerization of the monomer when exposed to light, and a phosphor capable of producing light when exposed to radiation (typically X-rays). The material is particularly suitable for bonding components at ambient temperature in situations where the bond joint is not accessible to an external light source. An associated method includes: placing a polymerizable adhesive composition, including a photoinitiator and energy converting material, such as a down-converting phosphor, in contact with at least two components to be bonded to form an assembly; and, irradiating the assembly with radiation at a first wavelength, capable of conversion (down-conversion by the phosphor) to a second wavelength capable of activating the photoinitiator, to prepare items such as inkjet cartridges, wafer-to-wafer assemblies, semiconductors, integrated circuits, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignees: Immunolight, LLC, Duke University
    Inventors: Zakaryae Fathi, James Clayton, Harold Walder, Frederic A. Bourke, Jr., Ian Stanton, Jennifer Ayres, Joshua T. Stecher, Michael Therien, Eric Toone, Dave Gooden, Mark Dewhirst, Joseph A. Herbert, Diane Fels, Katherine S. Hansen
  • Patent number: 9329029
    Abstract: In the machine tool (10) pertaining to the present invention, an imaging device (33) takes an image of a tool (20) being moved in the feeding direction. Contour lines (51) are identified by means of the plurality of sets of image data generated from imaging. The movement trajectory (52) and the central axis (53) of the tool (20) are identified on the basis of the contour lines (51). When the movement trajectory (52) and the central axis (53) are offset, said offset can be used to correct the positioning of the tool (20) with the machine tool (10). As a result, the processing accuracy of a workpiece improves. Moreover, when the dimensions of a tool (20) that has a tilted posture are measured, it is possible to determine the actual tool diameter or the actual blade position in the tilted posture. The aforementioned blade position and tool diameter can be used to correct the positioning of the machine tool (10). Thus, the processing accuracy of the workpiece improves even more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Makino Milling Machine Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Kurahashi
  • Publication number: 20150135642
    Abstract: A glue application unit applies glue to glue application region of an envelope form to form main adhesive part with a required thickness that allows firm adhesion between glue application region and counter region after the sheet adhesion process, and a temporary adhesive part with a thickness thinner than the main adhesive part for temporarily adhering the glue application region and the counter region within a short period of time. A predetermined pressure is applied to the glue application region and the counter region which are in contact with each other on the envelope form having a content enclosed so that those regions are adhered by the sheet bonding unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Yoshihiro NAKAMURA, Tadayuki WAKATABI, Atsushi HIROSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20150136314
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the instant invention is a kit having at least: a tray, having: a first cutout, a second cutout, and a third cutout; and a protective film for an electronic device, where a first alignment tab and a second alignment tab are attached to the protective film, where the at least one first alignment tab includes a first alignment portion that extends from an edge of the protective film, where the at least one second alignment tab includes a second alignment portion that extends from the edge of the protective film, where the first alignment portion of the first alignment tab matches a shape of the second cutout and where the second alignment portion of the second alignment tab matches a shape of the third cutout so that the first alignment tab and the second alignment tab are capable of aligning the protective film within the first cutout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Keiko Napier
  • Patent number: 9022571
    Abstract: An optical device includes: a light transmissive first substrate; a light transmissive second substrate; a polarizing layer disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate; a first bonding layer which bonds the first substrate to the polarizing layer; and a second bonding layer which bonds the second substrate to the polarizing layer, wherein the first bonding layer is an adhesive layer, and the second bonding layer contains a structure of siloxane (Si—O) and a leaving group. By forming the first bonding layer of an adhesive layer, a necessary strength can be ensured, and also the optical properties can be enhanced by absorbing the irregularities of the polarizing layer formed of a synthetic resin so as to prevent the contamination with air bubbles. Since the time of exposure of the polarizing layer to heat generated by a plasma can be decreased, the polarizing layer is not deteriorated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Akiko Kawase, Mitsuru Miyabara
  • Patent number: 9014529
    Abstract: An apparatus for positioning an optical device includes (i) a holder assembly for holding an optical device and for limiting movement of the optical device within the holder assembly to movement in the Z-direction and (ii) a housing for permitting limited movement of the holder assembly in the X-direction, for supporting and optionally permitting movement of the holder assembly in the Y-direction, for supporting and for substantially preventing movement of the holder assembly in the Z-direction. When the holder assembly optionally holding the optical device is positioned within the housing to obtain a desired position of the optical device, a bonding material may be used for fixing the location in the X-direction, and optionally the Y-direction, of the holder assembly within the housing. A method of operating the apparatus for obtaining a desired position of an optical device is further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Go!Foton Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenichiro Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 9004131
    Abstract: A method and a system for producing a change in a medium disposed in an artificial container. The method places in a vicinity of the medium at least one of a plasmonics agent and an energy modulation agent. The method applies an initiation energy through the artificial container to the medium. The initiation energy interacts with the plasmonics agent or the energy modulation agent to directly or indirectly produce the change in the medium. The system includes an initiation energy source configured to apply an initiation energy to the medium to activate the plasmonics agent or the energy modulation agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignees: Duke University, Immunolight, LLC
    Inventors: Frederic Avery Bourke, Jr., Tuan Vo-Dinh
  • Patent number: 8999100
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for applying a label to an article travelling along an article path, said label being received on a movable surface at an input location to be retained against said surface whilst being glued and advanced to an output location, at which the label is transferred to the article; the article being rotated with a tangential speed about an axis whilst travelling at a speed along the path including providing at least three portions of surface with independent and controllable vacuum means for retaining the label, including curtailing the application of vacuum means at the first portion of the surface upon the first portion reaching the output location and interrupting the application of vacuum means at the third portion of the surface, with the trailing edge of the label being retained at the second portion of the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: SIDEL S.p.A. con Socio Unico
    Inventor: James Carmichael
  • Publication number: 20150075707
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for manufacturing a semi-finished product for a module having a cell made from a photoactive material, particularly a solar cell, wherein the method has the following steps: providing a substrate (1), arranging a cell (2; 3) made from a photoactive material on the substrate (1) in such a manner that a light-incidence or light-emission side of the cell (2; 3) faces the substrate (1), constructing an adhesive-compound layer (10), into which the cell (2; 3) and a contact connector (7) formed on a connecting lead of the cell (2; 3) are partially or completely embedded, and constructing a contact region (8), which is formed on the rear side of the substrate (1) with the contact connector (7) formed herein, wherein the contact connector (7) is subsequently exposed again to construct the contact region (8), in that a layer composite arranged on the contact connector (7) is removed, and wherein an adhesion between the contact connector (7) and the adhesive-compound layer (10) arrange
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: SITEC Solar GmbH
    Inventors: Dirk Albrecht, Nico Schramm, Heinz Buschmann
  • Patent number: 8978727
    Abstract: A support for at least one brush element. The support includes at least one carrier, to which the at least one brush element is removably attached on a flat front side of the at least one carrier, and at least one bar, which is removably attached to the at least one carrier on a rear side opposite the front side of the at least one carrier. To the rear side of the at least one carrier at least one elastic locking element is attached, which is lockable with a plurality of parallel flutes of the at least one bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventor: Helmut Schaefer
  • Patent number: 8973241
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming a joint between a first composite structure and a second composite structure. A number of tab sections may be formed at an end of the first composite structure. The first composite structure may comprise a first skin, a second skin, and a core located between the first skin and the second skin. A tab section in the number of tab sections may comprise a first skin section of the first skin, a second skin section of the second skin, and a core section of the core. A portion of the core section may be removed from each tab section to form a number of tabs at the end of the first composite structure. The first composite structure may be attached to the second composite structure using the number of tabs to form the joint between the first composite structure and the second composite structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Paul L. Gooch
  • Publication number: 20150065974
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a unitary absorbent structure and method thereof wherein said unitary absorbent structure comprises an absorbent core (5) and/or an acquisition and dispersion layers (2) (3) and comprising at least one non-woven fibrous substrate layer (23) having a void volume suitable to be penetrated by super absorbent particles. The super absorbent particles are dispersed in the substrate layer (23) according to a size distribution gradient by vacuum (8?) and vibration along the depth direction or z-direction of said absorbent core (5) and/or acquisition (2) and dispersion (3) layers, the smaller particles are placed on the bodyside of the absorbent articles and the larger particles are located on the opposite side of the absorbent articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Dany Michiels, Tanika Degrande, Sara Vanwalleghem
  • Publication number: 20150053332
    Abstract: The manufacturing method object of the invention comprises the following stages: A) stacking strips of prepreg material on a laminating tool (14), so that an angled laminated part (2) is obtained comprising a central section (2a) contained in a first plane (12), at least one side section (2b) contained in a second plane (13), and at least one bending axis (5) between the central section (2a) and the at least one side section (2b), so that, the first plane and the second plane form an angle ?; B) forming of the angled laminated part (2) comprising bending along the bending axis (5) the, at least, one side section with respect to the central section (2a), obtaining a formed part (6); C) curing, of the formed part (6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Airbus Operations, S.L.
    Inventors: David Cano Cediel, Ruth Chinarro Vera, Francisco Escobar Benavides, Pedro Nogueroles Viñes
  • Publication number: 20150056783
    Abstract: A method for bonding a first substrate having a first surface to a second substrate having a second surface. This method includes the steps of holding the first substrate by at least two support points, positioning the first substrate and the second substrate so that the first surface and the second surface face each other, deforming the first substrate by applying between at least one pressure point and the two support points a strain toward the second substrate, bringing the deformed first surface and the second surface into contact, and progressively releasing the strain to facilitate bonding of the substrates while minimizing or avoiding the trapping of air bubbles between the substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Sebastien Kerdiles, Daniel Delprat
  • Publication number: 20150047787
    Abstract: A repair kit for securing elements to one another using repair wrap. The repair kit includes a repair wrap. The repair wrap includes a fabric, where the fabric includes one or more fibers and the one or more fibers are knit to form the fabric. The repair wrap also includes a hardening material. The fabric is configured to be wrapped around a portion of an inanimate object. Curing the hardening material is configured to form a shell about the portion of the inanimate object. The repair kit also includes a pouch, wherein the pouch is configured to prevent the repair wrap from coming in contact with water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Christopher Quinn, Reed Quinn, Kit Morrison, Matthew Hawkes
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150041063
    Abstract: A tape applicator to apply tape onto a vertical face of a carton with the tape roll mounted for rotation on a horizontal axis and including a tape deforming device position on a tape path between the tape roll and the point of application of the tape to the carton. The tape deforming device twists the plane of the tape through 90° from horizontal when leaving the tape roll to vertical for application to the vertical face of the carton. The tape applicator can adjust the position of the tape at the point of application to the carton vertically.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: LAMUS ENTERPRISES INC.
    Inventor: Joe Augustine LAM
  • Publication number: 20150034231
    Abstract: When being sealed, insulating glass blanks (5) are held in a sealing station (2) gripped at the base by grippers (17) of a gripper arrangement (16) and/or by suction heads (15) and rest at the top against a roller beam (7) fitted with rollers (8). As the insulating glass blank (5) is sealed, only the nozzle (11) of a sealing assembly (10) moves along the outer edge of the insulating glass blank (5), which is stationary during the sealing process. When the lower edge of an insulating glass blank (5) is sealed, grippers (17) engaging the lower edge are released and move away downwards. Sealed insulating glass is removed from the sealing station (2) by a removal robot (24) onto the side opposite the sealing assembly (10), moved to a temporary store and placed therein on A-bearing supports (29) and fan frames (30) sorted according to production lots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Leopold Mader
  • Publication number: 20150021859
    Abstract: Sealing apparatus for applying corrosion prevention compound in the gap between flanges without using heat consists of 3 units including hydraulic power unit, compound injection cylinder unit, and flange belt unit. The present invention is used to apply corrosion prevention compound in the gap between flanges without using heat for melting the compound before sealing. The compound injection cylinder unit comprises two integrally formed cylinders sharing one connecting rod wherein the lower cylinder defines the hydraulic cylinder and the upper cylinder defines the compound injection cylinder. The compound injection cylinder unit is vertically formed on a pushcart provided with wheels for manual transportation. A threaded coupler is provided on top of the lid of the compound injection cylinder for connection with a hose for transferring the compound to the inlet on the flange belt unit. The flange belt unit is provided in various diameters from 2-24 inches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: PTT PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Cheeraporn Ananthanawat, Ungkana Wongsiriwan, Patchareeporn Sintoorahat, Chamlong Prabkeao
  • Publication number: 20150013918
    Abstract: This invention generally relates to a tape dispenser with automatic backing removal more particularly including a spindle rotatably mounted for receiving said supply of tape; a pinch roller set in tension having an adjustment to set the drag for the tape supply passing through the pinch rollers that convert a pull of the tape to a rotary motion; a take-up spindle for spooling the protective backing layer when separated from the tape; a set of drag washers to maintain an pre-set tension as the protective backing is spooled onto the take up spindle; a first gear responsive to the rotary motion of the pinch roller set and a second gear responsive to the motion of the first gear and axially attached to the take-up spindle for spooling the protective backing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: John Poplawski, Herbert Kleinegger, James Ferro
  • Patent number: 8926880
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for manufacturing a core composite (1, 20, 26) having a folded honeycomb core (2, 21, 29) provided on both sides with cover layers (3, 4, 22, 23, 27, 28) wherein the folded honeycomb core (2, 21, 29) has a number of drainage-enabling channels (5). First a core filler material (16, 17) is introduced into the folded honeycomb core (2, 21, 29) at least in some areas in order to provide the filler material with sufficient stability for the subsequent sewing process. The cover layers (3, 4, 22, 23, 27, 28) which are not yet impregnated with a curable plastics material are then placed on the folded honeycomb core (2, 21, 29) and stitched to this along the base lines (6 to 8) and/or apex lines (9, 10) at least in some sections by means of a sewing thread (19). The infiltration of the overall structure with a curable plastics material is then carried out followed by hardening by applying pressure and/or temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Kolax, Wolf-Dietrich Dolzinski
  • Publication number: 20140374013
    Abstract: A stiffened composite panel is fabricated using modular tooling. Composite pre-preg is laid up and formed over forming block modules each of which is assembled by co-linearly arranging a plurality of forming block segments. The formed stiffeners are respectively transferred to individual cure tool modules that are assembled by co-linearly arranging a plurality of cure tool module segments. The stiffeners are assembled by arranging the cure tool modules side-by-side, and a composite skin is placed on the assembled stiffeners. The panel is vacuum bagged using a segmented vacuum bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: The Boeing Company
  • Publication number: 20140374014
    Abstract: A resin coating apparatus includes a display panel disposed on a stage. A plurality of nozzles correspond to the display panel. The nozzles have a plurality of outlets configured to discharge a first resin and a second resin to the display panel. The second resin has different viscosity from the first resin. A connecting member holds the plurality of nozzles. A first supply unit is connected to the nozzles, and the first supply unit is configured to supply the first resin. The second supply unit is connected to the nozzles, and the second supply unit is configured to supply the second resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young-Sik Kim, Jun-Ho Kwack, Young-In Lim
  • Publication number: 20140360667
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for molding and joining composite parts are disclosed herein. An example method includes positioning a base mandrel over a tool base, laying up plies of material over the base mandrel and the tool base to form a support structure base layup, curing the support structure base layup to form a support structure base, removing the support structure base from the tool base and the base mandrel, and configuring the support structure base to be a first support structure for use with a first radar assembly or a second support structure for use with a second radar assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Mark A. Schmier, II
  • Publication number: 20140360665
    Abstract: A unitary reflector system and methods for forming that include a reflector and support structure. These two structures can form a single unitary structure. Such a reflector system can be constructed from composite laminate materials that are laid up or formed in during a single manufacturing process. The composite support structure can be formed on the back of the reflector using standard laminate techniques. An extractable tool, can include a rigid core, one or more foam blocks, which may be shape a memory polymer foam, an elastic membrane, and a nozzle. The foam blocks can be shaped to provide a mold of the composite structure being manufactured. This mold may require the extractable tool to be trapped by the composite structure after manufacture. Use of the foams can allow the extractable tool to shrink in at least one dimension in order to extract the tool from the trapped configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Tupper, Robert Taylor, Dana Turse, Rory Barrett, Larry G. Adams
  • Patent number: 8905103
    Abstract: A tool defines a piston/cylinder with first and second chambers on either side of the piston. A sealable port couples the first chamber to ambient environment. One end of the tool (i) defines a volume that is open to ambient environment, and (ii) has a cartridge coupled thereto such that the volume remains open to ambient environment. The cartridge defines (i) a chamber filled with a meltable material, and (ii) a channel coupling the material-filled chamber to ambient environment. A melting device in thermal communication with the meltable material simultaneously heats an air/water mixture in the second chamber and melts the meltable material. An element releasably coupled to the tool spans a region within the cartridge that lies within the channel. The element incorporates a check valve separating the volume defined by the tool and ambient environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Robert D. Conner
  • Patent number: 8899288
    Abstract: A coupling capable of adjustably cantilever-mounting a machine such as a labeling machine to a mounting structure, wherein the attitude or inclination of the machine to other machinery such as a conveyor can be precisely adjusted. Also, there is a method a mounting a machine to mounting structure with the capability to adjust the inclination of the machine that requires only one person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventor: Johannes Lenkl
  • Patent number: 8899289
    Abstract: When joining a processing target substrate and a supporting substrate together by suction-holding the processing substrate and the supporting substrate respectively on a first holding unit and a second holding unit arranged to face each other and pressing the second holding unit toward the first holding unit while heating the substrates by heating mechanisms of the holding units, the present invention preheats at least the processing target substrate before suction-holding the processing target substrate on the first holding unit to suppress generation of particles when joining the processing target substrate and the supporting substrate together so as to properly perform the joining of the processing target substrate and the supporting substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Masatoshi Deguchi, Masatoshi Shiraishi, Shinji Okada
  • Patent number: 8893757
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying labels to containers is provided. In one embodiment, the process of applying the labels to the container is carried out by means of a laser unit. In another embodiment, a cutting unit is provided for the apparatus, which cutting unit likewise uses a laser and is arranged at least partially inside a cutting roller. In preferred embodiments, the complete application process, i.e. in particular including the bonding of the end sections of the label, is carried out by means of the laser unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventors: Franz Gmeiner, Heinz Humele
  • Patent number: 8894802
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the production of composite elements comprising at least one outer layer a) and a layer b) firmly bonded to it, an adhesion promoter c) being applied between the outer layer a) and the layer b) firmly bonded to it, the outer layer a) being continuously moved and the adhesion promoter c) and the layer b) firmly bonded to it or the starting materials thereof being applied in succession to the outer layer, the application of the adhesion promoter c) being effected by means of a rotating disk which is mounted horizontally or with a slight deviation from the horizontal of up to 15°, wherein the rotating disk is provided with teeth on the edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Ansgar Schmit, Rainer Hensiek, Onno Graalmann, Simon Gramlich
  • Publication number: 20140338827
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are provided where a parting agent is applied to at least one portion of a substrate. The at least one portion of the substrate is removed from a carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Adolf Koller, Franco Mariani, Katharina Umminger
  • Publication number: 20140338829
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for the application of protective films to electronic devices and a method for applying the same. The apparatus utilizes a base shoe and modular framing system that is adaptable for many devices and, when fitted with a device and installed in the shoe, precisely holds the device in a known location relative the shoe. Films are supplied on an application sheet and precisely positioned thereon in a manner such that the application sheet, when positioned on the shoe, holds the film in the exact location needed for quick and precise application of the film. The application sheet is pressed downwards against the device, successively from one edge to another, thereby the film to the device. The shoe features a raised head on a flexible arm, thus raising the film above the level of the device before application and allowing the sheet to be pressed into position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Invisible Gadget Guard, Inc.
    Inventors: Robin Peng, Mark Shulte
  • Patent number: 8890020
    Abstract: A heater tube is provided for use in a method of producing a diamond or cubic boron nitride (CBN) tipped cutting tool by sintering a mass of crystalline particles to a metal carbide. The heater tube has a cylindrical shape and is comprised of a plurality of windings of an expanded graphite foil which are compressed together. In the method, a heater tube assembly is formed which comprises the metal carbide substrate positioned within the heater tube and a mass of diamond or CBN particles positioned within the heater tube adjacent the substrate. The method includes simultaneously applying sufficient levels of pressure to the heater tube assembly and sufficient levels of electrical current to the heater tube assembly for a sufficient amount of time to cause sintering of the crystalline particles and bonding to the substrate to form a diamond or CBN tipped cutting tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventor: Leland M. Reineke
  • Patent number: 8882959
    Abstract: A tape-dispensing apparatus may include a removable part and a base part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: First Solar, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard S. Malik, Jr., Thomas Truman
  • Patent number: 8876514
    Abstract: In a mold used for manufacturing a composite material structure of the present invention, first segments and second segments each having a plate shape and a convex-shaped obverse surface are each fastened at its end surface to support rings one by one, with the obverse surface being at an upper side, and adjacent segments are joined together at side surfaces thereof, to retain them as a cylindrical mold. In this configuration, in the mold having a substantially cylindrical shape and being dividable into a plurality of segments, the segments are assembled in the cylindrical shape with high position accuracy and in a simplified manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshikazu Sana, Tomoya Takahashi, Chuzaburou Okamoto
  • Publication number: 20140319748
    Abstract: A pre-production assembly of a semi-finished ophthalmic lens with a prismatic holding block and a method for producing such pre-production assembly, the method may include receiving as input pre-collected data about typical values of calculated prism for lens with different parameters; and according to the received input, producing a pre-production assembly of semi-finished ophthalmic lens with prismatic holding block. The pre-production assembly may include a semi-finished ophthalmic lens having one face finished with a base curvature; and a block assembly attached to the finished face of said lens, the block assembly having a connector to mount the semi-finished lens on a processing device and an adhesive layer adhering the block assembly to the finished face of the lens, the block assembly having a prism value determined according to lens parameters and the pre-collected data about typical values of calculated prism for lens with different parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Shamir Optical Industry Ltd.
    Inventors: Haim HAINEBACH, Dan KATZMAN, Zohar KADMON
  • Publication number: 20140311679
    Abstract: An assembly apparatus for a display device includes a panel support member for supporting a display panel; a tape attaching module for attaching a cover panel tape to the display panel; and a pocket member holding a connector of a flexible printed circuit board attached to the cover panel tape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Hong-Am KIM
  • Publication number: 20140311654
    Abstract: A description is given of a method for joining a first and a second film web (2, 2?) of a transfer film or laminating film, wherein the film webs (2, 2?) comprise a thermoplastic carrier film (21) and a decorative layer (23). Formed between the first and second film webs (2, 2?) is a common joining portion (3), in which the first and second film webs (2, 2?) are joined to each other by a welding process. A device for carrying out the method is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: OVD KINEGRAM AG
    Inventors: Achim Hansen, Thomas Bernet
  • Patent number: 8856722
    Abstract: The terminals that oppose each other when substrates are bonded are designed to be reliably joined. Comprised in a semiconductor device design system are a numerical value acquiring part, which acquires the respective numerical values of a plurality of calculation parameters, a junction estimating part, which, in the case in which a plurality of substrates has been pressed at a prescribed pressure so that the bump front end faces come into contact, estimates whether or not the respective mutually opposing bumps will be joined based on the respective numerical values of the calculation parameters acquired by the numerical value acquiring part, and a change processing part, which, in the case in which it has been estimated by the junction estimating part that any of the bumps will not be joined, gives a warning or performs processing so as to change the numerical value of at least one calculation parameter among the plurality of calculation parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Isao Sugaya, Takahiro Horikoshi, Kazuya Okamoto
  • Patent number: 8852369
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a multilayer coating for decoration of surfaces includes the successive steps of providing a supporting substrate, applying a protective layer on that substrate, applying at least one first decorative layer on the protective layer to transfer a first ornamental patter thereto, depositing at least one adhesive layer on the first decorative layer to form a multilayer coating configured to be applied on a surface to be decorated. The substrate is a film of a polymeric material configured to be removed from the protective layer after application of the multilayer coating on the surface to be decorated. A system of manufacturing a multilayer coating for the decoration of surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: All Print S.R.L.
    Inventor: Alberto Piva
  • Publication number: 20140272240
    Abstract: An apparatus for decorating an article includes a decorative sheet member having a first side and a second side, neither of the first and second sides having an adhesive; a fixation sheet member having a third side configured to be attached to a surface of the article, the third side including a first adhesive with a first adhesion characteristic; and a fourth side, opposite the third side and configured to receive one of the first and second sides of the decorative sheet, the fourth side having a second adhesive with a second adhesion characteristic, the second adhesion characteristic being less permanent than the first adhesion characteristic
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: GloDesign, Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick Planche
  • Publication number: 20140277381
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes methods and apparatus for forming medical devices comprising a stent member and a graft member. Such devices can include graft members that are bonded to the stent member in a selective manner. The selective bonding can allow for greater flexibility, curvature, and conformity of the device within the body of a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Stanislaw L. Zukowski
  • Publication number: 20140251523
    Abstract: A labeling machine and a method for labeling containers are provided. The labeling machine comprises at least one a labeling module for labeling containers with a label, and a connection device for connecting a labeling module to an electric current line with which electric current can be supplied to the labeling module for operating the labeling module, wherein the connection device it configured such that a data link for transmitting a data signal between the labeling module and the labeling machine is realized via the connection for the electric current line. Alternatively, it is possible, as well, to configure the connection device for transmitting in non-contact a data signal between the labeling module and the labeling machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Krones AG
    Inventors: Thomas Kellhammer, Robert Giehrl
  • Patent number: 8828500
    Abstract: A photocurable resin composition for sealing an organic EL device is provided, which can seal the organic EL device without exerting any bad influence on the device, thereby suppress the formation and growth of dark spots positively, and which can ensure a high transmittance of light, thereby maintain a stable light emitting characteristic over a long period of time. The composition comprises (A) an epoxy resin containing at least two glycidyl groups in each molecule thereof and having a molecular weight of 200 to 7000, (B) an epoxy resin containing at least one glycidyl group in each molecule thereof and having a molecular weight of 20000 to 100000, (C) a latent acid photo catalyst adapted to be activated and produce an acid upon being irradiated with energy beam, and (D) a silane coupling agent containing a glycidyl group in each molecule thereof, the composition exhibiting non-fluidity at 25° C., but exhibiting fluidity in a temperature range of 50° to 100° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Three Bond Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihide Arai, Hiromasa Kitazawa, Kenichi Horie
  • Publication number: 20140246150
    Abstract: A method for laminating a component by means of a laminating tool with a laminating element, wherein the component has a groove, wherein the component has a first surface and second surface, wherein the first surface and the second surface border on one another in the groove, wherein the method comprises the following steps: masking the first surface with a mask, wherein the mask has a resilient lip, pressing the resilient lip into the groove by means of the laminating tool, wherein the resilient lip is designed, after having being pressed into the groove, to mask within the groove a partial area of exclusively the first surface, laminating the second surface with the laminating element, wherein, due to the lamination, parts of the laminating element cover the mask, removing the parts of the laminating element which cover the mask.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Faurecia Innenraum Systeme GmbH
    Inventors: Romain Rump, Maciej Czerkas
  • Patent number: 8813337
    Abstract: An insulating glass unit (IGU) assembly line capable of interleaving double and triple pane IGUs in accordance with an IGU production schedule. Visual indicators or prompts instruct operators at the assembly line in configuring a sequence of IGUs. Triple pane IGUs are assembled with minimal contamination of a center glass lite. A non-contact Bernoulli pad is used to lift a glass lite off from a horizontal or vertical support that conveys it from a glass washer to an assembly station. Each of multiple pads has a capacity to lift approximately seven to ten pounds. Use of multiple pads per glass sheet or lite allows lites having dimensions up to 70 by 100 inches (assuming glass thickness of one quarter inch) to be assembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: GED Integrated Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: William A. Briese, John Grismer, Timothy B. McGlinchy
  • Publication number: 20140234593
    Abstract: A water activatable sheet containing a paper material having on at least one surface thereof a porous water absorbing layer that has a liquid absorption volume of from 1 to 10 mL/m2, further having provided on the water absorbing layer an adhesive layer containing an aqueous adhesive coated and solidified by drying solves the problems of ordinary glue label, i.e., the wrinkles of a label and the effusion of an adhesive due to dew condensation, the labor on applying the label, and the adhesive deposits on an adherend and the contamination of cleaning water on stripping off the label.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: YUPO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeyoshi Umeda, Hiromitsu Tamauchi, Kazuyuki Kimura, Kyoichi Yamashita
  • Patent number: 8784308
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for securing an ingestible electronic device to a pharmaceutical product without damaging the ingestible electronic device. The product includes the ingestible electronic device being placed on the product in accordance with one aspect of the present invention. In accordance with another aspect of the present invention, the ingestible electronic device is placed inside the product. Various embodiments are disclosed in accordance with the present invention for protecting and/or coating of the electronic marker as well as securing the ingestible electronic device onto the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Proteus Digital Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Hooman Hafezi, Robert Duck, Timothy Robertson, Benedict Costello
  • Publication number: 20140196831
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and components for the construction and disassembly of raised panel assemblies. These systems, methods, and components may include a flow-limiting structure that is configured to define at least one boundary of a channel that includes at least a portion of a gap between adjacent raised panels and is configured to receive a sealant material. The flow-limiting structure may limit a flow of the sealant material therepast, thereby decreasing an overall volume of sealant material needed for construction of the raised panel assembly and/or limiting undesired adhesion of the raised panels to other structures. These systems, methods, and components also may include an elongate disassembly aid that is configured to sever at least a portion of the sealant material from between adjacent raised panels upon removal from the raised panel assembly, such as to decrease a time needed for disassembly and/or repair of the raised panel assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: STEPHEN WILLIAM AYRES, Ralph David Druckman, Paul Henry Allen, Scott Allen Ziemann, Michael C. Esposito