Of Cutter Patents (Class 156/353)
  • Patent number: 10399289
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a deposition head provided with an assemblage comprising a of impregnated fibers arranged against a backing tape. The deposition head includes a slide and a movement actuator connected to the slide to move the slide in translation from a high position to a low position, said slide carrying a peeling roller, said backing tape extending over a circular arc against the peeling roller, said low position being configured so that said peeling roller presses said tape of impregnated fibers against a deposition surface only in the low position of the slide, said circular arc occupying a first angle in the low position of the slide and a second angle in the high position of the slide, said first angle being greater than said second angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: AIRBUS HELICOPTERS
    Inventors: Andre Amari, Guillaume Dulac, Philippe Tardieu, Jacques Gaffiero
  • Patent number: 10293563
    Abstract: A rubber V-belt yarn blank coating and cutting device is described herein. The rubber V-belt yarn blank coating and cutting device is numerically controlled and includes a frame and a base compound rubber leading-out device, a base compound rubber conveying device, and a base compound rubber coating and cutting mechanism sequentially disposed on the frame. The base compound rubber coating and cutting mechanism includes a driving roller and a driven tensioning roller disposed on the frame and further includes grouped round cutting knives and a squeezing roller. The squeezing roller is positioned between the driving roller and the driven tensioning roller, and the grouped round cutting knives with a sliding mechanism are disposed above the squeezing roller. The coating and cutting device in the present invention is simple in structure, high in cutting precision, labor efficiency and operational safety, and convenient to mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SANLUX CO., LTD
    Inventors: Peisheng Wu, Shuixiang Shi, Xinfu Zhu, Lixiang Wu
  • Patent number: 10261499
    Abstract: A device, method and layered product produced from the method are disclosed. The method uses new fabrication steps involving stratified additive manufacturing. Steps include preparing continuous ribbons of solid first material and possibly a second material; rolling continuous ribbon onto a spool held within a feeder cassette configured to dispense continuous ribbon through a slit; loading each feeder cassette onto an engagement dock; dispensing on the bed of the machine a first strip of continuous ribbon; cutting it to a length and having an end profile as directed by digital specification programmed on the machine; and creating a layered object by dispensing, cutting and applying additional strips of continuous ribbon atop the previously dispensed strips in accordance with the digital specification. The apparatus includes a computer numerical control machine feeding strips of ribbon from the feeder cassettes loaded in an engagement dock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventors: Samir Shah, Abir Shah, Shikhar Shah
  • Patent number: 10189214
    Abstract: The application provides a movable apparatus for forming a thermo-softening part. The apparatus includes a first placement unit, a second placement unit, and a heat source. The first placement unit comprises one or more first rollers, which are movable in a first predetermined path. The second placement unit comprises one or more second rollers, which correspond to the first rollers. The second rollers are movable in a second predetermined path. The heat source is provided for heating an elongated thermo-softening material to a predetermined temperature. The first rollers and the second rollers are provided on opposite sides of the elongated thermo-softening material for compressing the thermo-softening material to form the thermo-softening material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Composite Cluster Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Peter Ho Yew Chi, Florian Doetzer, Chee Meng Lim, Klaus Drechsler
  • Patent number: 10169492
    Abstract: Methods for optimizing fiber placement programming for use in automated manufacture of steered-fiber composite laminates. The optimization methods are implemented in software capable of optimally translating steered-fiber laminate definitions in fiber placement code for manufacturing steered-fiber laminates without overlaps. The optimization is set up to take into account manufacturing constraints, such as minimum cut length, minimum steering radius, and fiber straightening due to steering. This software includes both geometry and optimization and will take the aforementioned issues into account by optimizing the direction of lay down and the location and sequence of cutting and adding individual tows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Adriana Willempje Blom-Schieber, Laura Sumi Kang, Jan Hendrik Vandenbrande
  • Patent number: 10118352
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a wind turbine blade shell part is described. Fiber mats and a root end insert are laid up in a mould part in a layup procedure by use of an automated layup system. The fiber mats are laid up by use of a buffer so that the fiber mats may continuously be laid up on the mould surface, also during a cutting procedure. The root end insert is prepared in advance and mounted on a mounting plate. The root end insert is lowered onto the mould by use of the mounting plate and a lowering mechanism. After the wind turbine blade shell has been moulded, the mounting plate is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: LM WP Patent Holdings A/S
    Inventors: Dennis Andre Borsting, Ivan Engmark Mortensen, Lars Fuglsang, Per Kjaer Christiansen
  • Patent number: 10059554
    Abstract: A sheet conveyance device includes a conveyance roller to convey a sheet, an ejection roller to eject the sheet from the sheet conveyance device, a conveyance relay roller disposed between the conveyance roller and the ejection roller, a driven roller disposed in contact with the conveyance relay roller to form a nip, and an openable portion to open and close relative to a housing of the sheet conveyance device. A pivotable roller holder to pivot relative to openable portion is attached to the openable portion. The pivotable roller holder holds the conveyance relay roller and the driven roller to maintain a nip pressure between the conveyance relay roller and the driven roller when the openable portion is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company Ltd.
    Inventor: Junpei Kamichi
  • Patent number: 10020096
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a shielded wire harness, includes: wrapping a conductive sheet around a wire harness in a parallel state to the wire harness, the conductive sheet having a long belt shape along a longitudinal direction of the wire harness, and cutting the conductive sheet in matching with a desired electric wire length; allowing an adhesive surface formed on a back surface side of the protection tape to fix the conductive sheet to the wire harness by spirally winding a long protection tape around an outer circumference of the conductive sheet wrapped around the wire harness; and cutting the protection tape in matching with the desired electric wire length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Iwasaki, Takuya Sugiyama, Yoshinobu Akiha
  • Patent number: 9884472
    Abstract: A method of forming a composite layup on a substrate comprises: moving an automatic fiber placement head over the substrate; using the fiber placement head to lay down multiple, parallel strips of composite tape on the substrate, including staggering the start of at least certain of the tape strips so as to form a contour pattern; and, cutting the ends of all of the tape strips using a single cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Peter D. McCowin
  • Patent number: 9815264
    Abstract: A line of prints has passed through a laminating machine so that a laminating film has been applied to both surfaces of the line. To enable individual prints to be torn off the laminating film is indented or perforated near to an edge of the line of prints. Tearing is then effected from the perforated edge to the other edge. The indentation or perforation of both films occurs downstream of their respective supply rolls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Vivid Laminating Technologies Limited
    Inventor: Sébastien de la Hamayde
  • Patent number: 9816172
    Abstract: A vacuum powered deposition apparatus including a driving unit, a linear motion unit coupled to the driving unit and configured to move linearly according to operation of the driving unit, and an angle restriction unit coupled to the linear motion unit and configured to move in a direction perpendicular to that of the linear motion unit according to movement of the linear motion unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young-Uk Lee, Jeong-Won Han
  • Patent number: 9365384
    Abstract: A hand held dispenser for dispensing sheet material from a roll. The dispenser includes a handle assembly, an elongated blade, and a support assembly. The handle assembly includes a hub rotatably mounted to a frame. The blade extends from the frame. The support assembly includes a bracket, a brace and a support hub. The bracket is attached to the blade apart from the frame and includes a guide track. The guide track provides first and second segments that combine to define a guide axis. A leading side of the brace is slidably mounted to the guide track along the guide axis. The support hub is rotatably mounted to a trailing side of the brace. In a locked state, the leading side is slidably disposed over the track first segment and cannot rotate. In an unlocked state, the leading side is over the track second segment and is allowed to rotate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Craig D. Thompson, Jacob P. Vanderheyden, Christian R. Trifilio, Christopher E. Somero, Jeffrey B. Waffensmith, Christopher J. Herman
  • Patent number: 9254932
    Abstract: A mobile strapping device for strapping packaged goods with wrap-around strap, comprising a tensioner for applying a strap tension to a loop of a wrapping strap, and a connector for producing a connection in two areas of the loop of the wrapping strap disposed one on top of the other, and a chargeable energy storage means for storing energy that can be released as drive energy for motorized drive motions at least for the connector and/or for the tensioner, is intended to have high functional reliability and ease of handling despite the possibility of automated production of wrapped straps, at least to a large extent. In order to accomplish this, it is proposed that the strapping device be provided with a brushless DC motor as a drive for the tensioner and/or the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Signode Industrial Group LLC
    Inventors: Mirco Neeser, Roland Widmer, Flavio Finzo
  • Patent number: 9205614
    Abstract: Building the carcass structure of tires for vehicle wheels includes associating, at each end edge of a carcass ply, at least one respective annular reinforcement structure formed by depositing along a circumferential direction a plurality of reinforcement elements having a first length. Such elements are cut to size from a reinforced continuous band-like element fed to a cutting group arranged at a first operative position adapted to allow a barycentric grip of the reinforcement elements. The cutting group can translate along a feeding direction of the band-like element to a second operative position for cutting to size a plurality of second reinforcement elements having a second length different from the first length. The second operative position is defined on the basis of the second length, so as to have a barycentric grip of the second reinforcement elements too.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: PIRELLI TYRE S.P.A.
    Inventors: Maurizio Marchini, Michele Ballabio, Christian De Col
  • Patent number: 9181462
    Abstract: An activatable adhesive that is formulated to readily absorb energy from a given radiation source, an activatable adhesive label that incorporates such an activatable adhesive, a system for activating such labels, and related methods and uses are described. The activatable adhesive includes a plasticizer, a tackifier, and an adhesive base polymer that includes butyl acrylate, styrene, methyl methacrylate, methacrylic acid, and acrylic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Kourosh Kian, Souphong Lee, Dong-Tsai Hseih, Johannes Lenkl, Kai Li
  • Publication number: 20150144379
    Abstract: A method produces a multilayer element with a substrate and at least one conductor structure connected in an areal manner to the substrate, which has first regions of electrically conductive material, which is present in accordance with a prescribed pattern, while electrically non-conductive second regions lie between the first regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: 3D- Micromac AG
    Inventors: Tino Petsch, Maurice Clair, Alexander Böhm, Martin Sachse
  • Patent number: 9017496
    Abstract: A drum for cutting linerless labels from a continuous strip and transferring the labels to a container movable with a given trajectory and speed on a machine, the drum including a side surface suitable for guiding the strip by contacting a non-adhesive surface of the labels, the side surface defining a vertical slit, a coaxial and concentric sleeve for centering the drum on a corresponding support spindle, a cutting blade parallel to a vertical direction of the drum, the cutting blade being displaceable in a radial direction from a position retracted inside the drum to a position at least partially extended through the vertical slit outside the side surface of the drum, a fixed cam relative to which the drum rotates and that is configured to press against the cutting blade so as to cause the cutting blade to extend out in a predefined angular position, and a seat that extends in the vertical direction (Z-Z) and is connected to the cam and which is suitable for engagement with a corresponding fixed reference p
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: ILTI S.r.l.
    Inventors: Tarcisio Scapinelli, Andrea Botrini
  • Publication number: 20150083334
    Abstract: A film adhering apparatus for adhering a protective film on a work piece includes a controller, a conveyor belt, a rotating bracket configured to assemble the protective film, a suction driving member, a sensor, a first suction member, a cutting assembly, and a moving assembly. When the work piece is sensed by the sensor, one end of the protective film is pulled by the moving assembly to pass by the first suction member, and the protective film is sucked by the first suction member. The moving assembly releases the protective film and reset to suck the protective film again, and the protective film is cut off by the cutting assembly. The suction driving member drives the first suction member to move toward the work piece and the protective film is adhered on the work piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: DE-QIANG YANG, YANG-CHUN WU
  • Publication number: 20150050444
    Abstract: Two film webs (1), (2) (in each case transfer film or laminating film) with a carrier film (11) and decorative layer (14), in particular metal layer and/or color layer (14), are to be joined to each other. Instead of using a conventional adhesive tape with cold-setting adhesive as hitherto, in the present case a hot-melt adhesive or an adhesive which can be cured using (UV) radiation is used. For example, using hot stamping, a carrier (63) with a PET layer (64) and an adhesive (65) can be applied which joins together two film webs (1, 2) which are in abutment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas Bernet, Fabian Arnold, Volker Oestreich
  • Publication number: 20150020963
    Abstract: An automatic applicator of a sticky back material to a printing sleeve is disclosed. The applicator includes a controller that is programmable with data relating to the size and desired positioning of the sticky back material to the sleeve. The sticky back material is secured to a transport system and cut to the desired size by a cutter, creating a sheet. The sheet is then transported between a pressure roller and the sleeve. The pressure roller applies pressure to the sticky back sheet, applying the sheet to the sleeve. A mandrel grips and rotates the sleeve to apply the sticky back sheet around an exterior surface of the sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Charles B. Leader, Michael J. Manzella, Rusty L. Schaffner
  • Patent number: 8910686
    Abstract: A label supplying device is provided, whereby false bonding at a cylindrical label's end is reliably released, and ill-timed supplying of the label to the label supply position hardly occurs. The supplying device includes: a material delivery unit (10) for continuously delivering an elongated label base material (M) paid out from a material roll by a pay-out unit; a cutting unit (20) for cutting, at a predetermined pitch, the base material (M) delivered by the delivery unit (10); an upstream and a downstream belt transfer units (30, 40) for transferring labels (L), formed by the cutting of the cutting unit (20), to a label supply position (?); and a separation unit (50) for separating overlapping edges of the upper end of the label (L) (upstream end in the transfer direction of the label (L)) during the transferring of the label (L) by the upstream transfer unit (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Seal International, Inc.
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Ushidate
  • Patent number: 8863803
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing an absorbent article includes: first and second reference-signal outputting sections for outputting first and second reference signals indicating a conveyance amount of a workpiece, a processing device for processing the workpiece based on a drive signal, an adhesive discharging device for discharging adhesive toward the workpiece based on a discharge signal, and a controller. While manufacturing the absorbent article, the controller generates both the drive signal and the discharge signal based on the first reference signal. While inspecting a discharge amount of the adhesive, the controller generates the discharge signal based on the second reference signal, without outputting the drive signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventor: Takumi Nakano
  • Patent number: 8857485
    Abstract: An apparatus for welding together thermoplastic hoses comprising two clamping units which in part can be rotated and displaced relative to each other. The two clamping units each have two clamping jaws which comprise through-passages between the clamping jaws in which the hoses can be inserted continuously parallel to each other and squeezed transversely to each other. The apparatus further comprises a heatable blade for severing the hoses and melting the cut edges thereof between the clamping units. An intermediate piece is disposed between the clamping jaws of the clamping units, thereby separating the clamped hoses from each other, and at least one of the two clamping units has inner and outer clamping jaws, wherein the inner clamping jaws are held by the outer clamping jaws and can be adjusted together. In a closed position, the inner clamping jaws and the intermediate piece can be rotated with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Reed Electronics AG
    Inventors: Peter Bühler, Willy Fluder
  • Patent number: 8821674
    Abstract: Disclosed is a material roll that includes a roll of an optical film having defect information markings printed thereon and is resistant to the formation of a defect by the transfer of a bump/dent deformation at the marking site. The material roll includes a long sheet of an optical film with polarizer wound into roll shape; and marking(s) formed at or in a vicinity of at least one defect site. The marking has an optical density of 1.5 or more, and a thickness of a center part of the marking is 1.5 ?m or less. The marking preferably has an optical density per unit thickness of 2.5 ?m?1 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Takuya Nakazono, Seiji Umemoto, Tomohito Takita, Fumihito Shimanoe, Yuuki Yano, Teruaki Oosawa
  • Publication number: 20140202300
    Abstract: A device for assisting in cutting of a fiber texture layer wound on an impregnation mandrel of a winding machine, the device including two positioning stops each configured to be positioned on a respective side plate of the impregnation mandrel, and a plate forming a cutting jig that is configured to be positioned on the fiber texture layer that is to be cut in register with the protective film, the plate including a slot extending in position between the side plates of the impregnation mandrel and serving to guide a cutting tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: SNECMA
    Inventors: Richard Mathon, Antoine Phelippeau, Micah Gummel
  • Patent number: 8721816
    Abstract: A method of producing a roll of an optical film laminate including a polarizing film having a thickness of 10 ?m or less is described. The method includes providing a roll of a separator film-attached optical film laminate formed by subjecting a laminate comprising a continuous web of a thermoplastic resin substrate and a polyvinyl alcohol type resin layer to a 2-stage stretching consisting of a preliminary in-air stretching and an in-boric-acid-solution stretching, to reduce a thickness of the polyvinyl alcohol type resin layer to 10 ?m or less. The method further includes causing a dichroic material to be absorbed in the polyvinyl alcohol type resin layer. The method further includes detecting a defect existing in the optical film laminate and the adhesive layer and upon detection of a defect, recording a position of the defect. The method further includes winding into a roll a separator film-attached optical film laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Takeharu Kitagawa, Takuya Nakazono, Shusaku Goto, Minoru Miyatake, Tomohiro Mori, Takashi Kamijo
  • Patent number: 8715434
    Abstract: A method of removing an out-of-tolerance area in a composite structure may comprise determining a location of the out-of-tolerance area within the composite structure, and selecting a volume of the composite structure to be removed based on the location of the out-of-tolerance area. The method may further include programming a machine tool to remove the volume and to pause after removal of each one of a quantity of layers of the volume. The method may additionally include removing one of the layers using the machine tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Lawrence S Lindgren, Scott W. Lea, Gary E. Georgeson
  • Patent number: 8696840
    Abstract: An apparatus for processing strips of labels includes a strip of labels having a plurality of individual labels following one after the other. The apparatus includes a conveying device that conveys the strip of labels along a conveying path, and a position detection device provided along the conveying path that detects a position of the strip of labels. The apparatus includes a processing device that is provided along the conveying path. The processing device includes a cutting unit that is constructed and arranged to cut the strip of labels. The apparatus includes a labelling device that is arranged downstream with respect to the processing device along the conveying path. The labelling device is constructed and arranged to attach processed labels to containers. The position detection device includes an image detection device that is configured to capture two-dimensional images of regions of the strip of labels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventors: Stefan Piana, Anton Niedermeier
  • Patent number: 8663410
    Abstract: A label finishing station receives a web carrying printed images for labels arranged so there are a plurality of images formed in rows or ranks across the width of the web. The images are also arranged in longitudinal columns along the length of the web. A cutting station carries a plurality of cutter heads to cut out the plurality of labels forming each row or rank simultaneously. The web, with the label peripheries cut out, may be slit longitudinally and formed into finished rolls of labels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Primera Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert P. Cummins, Todd A. Britz, Darren W. Haas, Michael R. Tolrud
  • Patent number: 8657976
    Abstract: An optical film laminate that has predefined slit lines for enhancing both product accuracy and manufacturing speed in liquid-crystal display element manufacturing to radically improve manufacturing yield. The optical film laminate formed as a continuous web with the predefined slit lines for use in a continuous manufacturing system by laminating optically functional film sheets to liquid-crystal panels. The optical film laminate having defect-free regions having a predefined length corresponding to the dimension of a liquid-crystal panel and defective regions having a predefined length different from the defect-free region, based on the detected position of defects. The optical film laminate having a carrier film releasably laminated to an adhesive layer, wherein defect-free normal polarizing sheets and a defective polarizing sheets are formed on the carrier film by forming slit lines corresponding to above regions along the transverse direction of the optical film laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Kouji Kimura, Takayoshi Yamano, Takuya Nakazono, Kazuo Kitada, Tomokazu Yura, Fumihito Shimanoe, Satoru Koshio, Shouji Shibata
  • Patent number: 8636046
    Abstract: A labeling machine, comprising a conveyor of containers, each to be labeled with a label taken by cutting from a continuous ribbon wound in a reel, and further comprising feeder elements which are adapted to convey with the appropriate timing the ribbon to a device for the intermittent cutting of each individual label, and elements for locking the label during cutting which are inserted between the cutting device and a drum for transferring the cut label to a container provided on the conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: P.E. Labellers S.p.A.
    Inventor: Mario Ballarotti
  • Patent number: 8568545
    Abstract: A composite structure containing an out-of-tolerance area is restored using an automated material removal method. The location of an out-of-tolerance area within the structure is determined by non-destructive inspection and a volume of the structure to be removed is selected based on the location of the out-of-tolerance area. An automatic material removal tool is programmed and used to remove the selected volume of material. The volume of removed material may be is replaced by an integrated patch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Lawrence S. Lindgren, Scott W. Lea, Gary E. Georgeson
  • Patent number: 8524020
    Abstract: A method of removing an out-of-tolerance area in a composite structure comprises determining the location of the out-of-tolerance area and selecting a volume of the composite structure to be removed based on the location of the out-of-tolerance area. The method may further include programming a machine tool to remove the volume and to pause after removal of each one of a quantity of layers of the volume. The method may additionally include removing one of the layers using the programmed machine tool. The method may further include restoring the volume removed using the programmed area removal digital definition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Lawrence S. Lindgren, Scott W. Lea, Gary E. Georgeson
  • Publication number: 20130213553
    Abstract: In a hydroxyapatite to be joined to another hydroxyapatite or a bone by laser machining (machining of the bone and the hydroxyapatite includes irradiation of laser light on the bone and irradiation of laser light on the hydroxyapatite), to prevent occurrence of a fracture in a junction and in a peripheral portion of the junction during laser machining, the present invention provides an optimum weight ratio of a cordierite or quartz glass component mixed in the hydroxyapatite. As a mixing ratio of the cordierite or quartz glass component, the cordierite or quartz glass component is mixed at least at a weight ratio equal to or higher than 25.7%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicants: National University Corporation Hokkaido University, MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaru Kanaoka, Taira Ogita, Shigeru Tadano
  • Patent number: 8491737
    Abstract: An optical film laminate that has predefined slit lines for enhancing both product accuracy and manufacturing speed in liquid-crystal display element manufacturing to radically improve manufacturing yield. The optical film laminate formed as a continuous web with the predefined slit lines for use in a continuous manufacturing system by laminating optically functional film sheets to liquid-crystal panels. The optical film laminate having defect-free regions having a predefined length corresponding to the dimension of a liquid-crystal panel and defective regions having a predefined length different from the defect-free region, based on the detected position of defects. The optical film laminate having a carrier film releasably laminated to an adhesive layer, wherein defect-free normal polarizing sheets and a defective polarizing sheets are formed on the carrier film by forming slit lines corresponding to above regions along the transverse direction of the optical film laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Kouji Kimura, Takayoshi Yamano, Takuya Nakazono, Kazuo Kitada, Tomokazu Yura, Fumihito Shimanoe, Satoru Koshio, Shouji Shibata
  • Patent number: 8485238
    Abstract: Punching structures each include a die, a punch that cooperates with the die to stamp a workpiece, a die supporting member that applies lateral pressure to core pieces stamped out from the workpiece, and a counter pressure applying mechanism that applies counter pressure toward the punch to the core pieces from the side opposite to the punch. The punching structures also include selecting mechanisms, respectively. The punching structures laminate core pieces while applying lateral pressure and counter pressure to the core pieces. The punching structures are arranged along the conveyance direction of the workpiece. The selecting mechanisms select one of the punching structures to be put in a pause state, so that one of the punching structures is put in a pause state during a stamping operation of the punching structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Toyota Boshoku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kazuyuki Hirata
  • Patent number: 8460490
    Abstract: A roll of a continuous web of an optical film laminate with predefined slit lines for use in a continuous manufacturing system by laminating optically functional film sheets to liquid-crystal panels. The optical film laminate with predefined slit lines comprises an optically functional film having an adhesive layer which is subjected to a preliminary inspection, and a carrier film releasably laminated to the adhesive layer. Defect-free normal sheets and defective or defect-containing sheets having predefined length corresponding to the dimension of the liquid-crystal panel are formed on the carrier film by sequentially forming slit lines along the transverse direction with respect to the lengthwise direction of the optical film laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Takuya Nakazono, Seiji Umemoto
  • Patent number: 8460500
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method for producing corrugated material and processing strip material which is removed from the edges of the corrugated material during the formation process. The strip material is cut away from the corrugated material and expelled at a variable line speed to a trim processing machine. The line speed is measured by a sensor which provides a signal representation of the speed to a cutter assembly. The cutter assembly cuts the strip material at a cutting speed which is sequenced to the line speed such that the strip material is cut into a plurality of pieces. The pieces are generally uniform in shape and size across variations in the line speed as the cutting speed is synchronized with the line speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Greif Packaging LLC
    Inventors: Christopher A. Krumm, Peter Watson, John M. Clifford
  • Publication number: 20130133824
    Abstract: A print and apply system configured to facilitate the application of a flow of activatable labels with variable length to a flow of items, including a roll of activatable label stock with a facestock and an activatable adhesive layer; a software program configured to create a layout for each of the flow of activatable labels with variable length; a printer configured to print on the facestock; a cutter configured to cut off a specific length from the roll of activatable label stock to form the flow of activatable labels according to the layout; an activation unit to activate the adhesive layer to turn it tacky; and, an applicator unit configured to receive and place the labels with activated adhesive onto a flow of items to be labeled. Related methods and uses are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: AVERY DENNISON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kourosh KIAN, Johannes LENKL, Raj SRINIVASAN, Pradeep IYER, Dong-Tsai HSEIH, Souphong LEE, David EDWARDS
  • Patent number: 8397779
    Abstract: This invention relates to a material application system for applying material to a wrapper. The material application system comprises a material applicator means and an electronic application control means. Also provided is a rod making machine comprising a rod making section and the material application system. The invention also provides a method of applying material to a wrapper used in the tobacco industry comprising supplying a wrapper and applying a material to the wrapper using a material applicator and an electronic applicator control means therefore, which electronic applicator control means ensures accurate location of material application in an electronically adjustable variable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: British American Tobacco (Investments) Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Jonathan Bray, William David Lewis, Steven Holford
  • Patent number: 8377239
    Abstract: The operation of tow cutters in an automatic fiber placement machine are monitored to determine if inconsistencies in fiber placement are related to cutter operation. A machine vision system detects inconsistencies in tow placement, and timing signals are generated that represent the actuation of the cutters. The timing signals are correlated with recorded images of the placed tows to determine if the inconsistency in tow placement is related to cutter operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Roger W. Engelbart, Reed Hannebaum
  • Publication number: 20130032287
    Abstract: Composite tape is laminated onto a substrate using a gantry to move a tape laminating head along the length of the substrate. The laminating head is mounted for movement along a beam on the gantry that extends across the width of the substrate. The direction of lamination may be altered by changing the angular orientation of the beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Thomas J. Hagman, Gregory Lowman Branch, James P. Dwyer, Brian Edward Hood, Erik Lund, Wade Matthew Morris, Jonathan Richard Schwedhelm, Thomas C. Stone
  • Patent number: 8360124
    Abstract: An apparatus and process for use in an in-mold labeling application utilizes a rolled label sheet having a multiplicity of pre-printed non-adhesive labels and a pre-printed registration mark associated with each of the labels, a sensor for detecting each of the registration marks to enable alignment of the label sheet in a predetermined longitudinal position before labels are cut therefrom; a set of driven pinch rolls for moving it forward or backward; a circumferential die cutter for cutting one or more labels from the label sheet; a passive float roll following the die cutter for creating a controlled loop in the label sheet that permits the die cutter to operate independently of a vacuum conveyor that follows the float roll, the vacuum conveyor including a sensor to detect each of the registration marks for enabling alignment of the label sheet in a position of registration thereon; and a plurality of vacuum plenums along the vacuum conveyor for selectively receiving hold down vacuum from an external sourc
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: CBW Automation, Inc.
    Inventors: David E. Carson, Matthew C. Davis, Thomas A. Sahrle, Geoffrey S. White, Robert J. Wooden
  • Patent number: 8298361
    Abstract: A postage label dispensing system for dispensing adhesive-backed postage labels comprising (i) a means for stripping the adhesive-backed face material from the liner material of a label material, (ii) a first cutting apparatus, downstream of the stripping means, for cutting the face material to a desired length and producing an adhesive backed postage label having a postage indicia printed thereon, (iii) a means for attaching re-lining material to the adhesive backed postage label (iv) a second cutting apparatus, downstream of the lining means, for cutting the re-lining material to dispense at least one lined postage label, and (v) a processor for controlling the operation of the first and second cutting apparatus. A deflector guide is disposed between the stripping and re-lining means and is re-positionable to engage and disengage the adhesive backed postage labels produced by the upstream stripping station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Inventor: David W. Beckstrom
  • Patent number: 8277587
    Abstract: A continuous manufacturing method and system for liquid-crystal display elements which enhances accuracy, increases speed and improves in yield in the continuous production of liquid crystal elements. The continuous method and system performs steps of, defining a plurality of defective and normal-polarizing-sheet slitting positions on a continuous web of optical film, based on positions of defects existing in the optical film, and applying only normal polarizing sheets to a liquid-crystal panel. The polarizing sheet includes the defective and normal-polarizing-sheet slitting positions recorded as encoded information which is used to determine whether the polarizing sheet defined between slit lines sequentially formed in the continuous web, is a normal polarizing sheet, peeling the normal polarizing sheet from the carrier film and applying the normal polarizing sheet to the liquid-crystal panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Kouji Kimura, Takayoshi Yamano, Takuya Nakazono, Kazuo Kitada, Tomokazu Yura, Fumihito Shimanoe, Satoru Koshio
  • Patent number: 8256481
    Abstract: A method of cutting an elastomeric strip of material is described. The method includes the step of advancing a strip of material 2 a predetermined distance by a conveyor means 30. Resisting reverse movement of the strip 2; tensioning the strip 2; and cutting simultaneously across the entire width of the strip 2 through the thickness of the strip 2 on a skive angle of 45 degrees or less preferably about 28 degrees to form a cut length of material thereby relaxing the tension in the strip as the skive cut ends 3 and 4 move apart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Robert Albert Lammlein
  • Patent number: 8246772
    Abstract: A programmable machine and method for adhering a flexible photovoltaic film panel onto metal supplied from a roll for forming a combination solar and roof panel is provided. The voltaic film panels and metal to which is adhered are supplied on rolls which are fed from reels. The rollformer can form male and female edges on the metal which are necessary for a metal roof. The angle at which the exit cutter can cut is calculated by the programmable computer. A measuring device for measuring the roofing and transferring the data to the programmable machine or the placement of the solar film panels and the cutting of the panels is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Metalforming, Inc.
    Inventors: Dale Kroskey, Curtis Lafore, Geoffrey Louis Stone
  • Patent number: 8192573
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for applying labels (100) supplied from a roll for the labeling of containers (10) are disclosed. The containers (10) are fed to a labeling station (12). A cutting device (1) provides the required length (103) of the labels (100). The cutting device (1) can be variably controlled according to the circumference of the container (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventor: Dieter Leykamm
  • Patent number: 8182637
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide an optical display manufacturing system or method that allows an increase in the yield of an optical film, a reduction in cost and an improvement in inventory control. An optical display manufacturing system includes feeding means (11, 14) that feeds a belt and sheet-shaped product (3) having an optical film from a roll (4) of the belt and sheet-shaped product, detection means (12) that detects a defect of the belt and sheet-shaped product fed by the feeding means, cutting means (13) that cuts the belt and sheet-shaped product into individual sheet-shaped products based on the result of the detection, transfer means (16) that transports each of the sheet-shaped products from the cutting process to a sticking process, and sticking means (17) that sticks the transported sheet-shaped product to an optical display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Yasushi Nakahira, Hideo Abe
  • Publication number: 20120073758
    Abstract: A roll of a continuous web of an optical film laminate with predefined slit lines for use in a continuous manufacturing system by laminating optically functional film sheets to liquid-crystal panels. The optical film laminate with predefined slit lines comprises an optically functional film having an adhesive layer which is subjected to a preliminary inspection, and a carrier film releasably laminated to the adhesive layer. Defect-free normal sheets and defective or defect-containing sheets having predefined length corresponding to the dimension of the liquid-crystal panel are formed on the carrier film by sequentially forming slit lines along the transverse direction with respect to the lengthwise direction of the optical film laminate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuya NAKAZONO, Seiji UMEMOTO