Of Application Of Fluent Material To Work Patents (Class 156/356)
  • Patent number: 9492836
    Abstract: A coating module is suitable to coat a liquid onto a substrate and includes two plates and a diversion structure, in which there is a slot between the plates, and the slot has a slot inlet and a slot outlet, and one of the plates has an injecting port. The diversion structure makes the injecting port communicated with the slot inlet, in which the liquid is configured to enter the diversion structure via the injecting port, and flow to the slot inlet through the diversion structure, then flow into the slot via the slot inlet and then outflows from the slot via the slot outlet to be coated onto the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: National Taiwan University
    Inventors: An-Bang Wang, Yu-Wen Hsieh, Yu-Ju Liu
  • Publication number: 20150144267
    Abstract: The present invention provides a liquid crystal sealant forming device and a display panel assembly apparatus using the same. The display panel assembly apparatus comprises the liquid crystal sealant forming device, an alignment assembly device, a transporting device and a curing device. The liquid crystal sealant forming device comprises a forming substrate; a plurality of liquid crystal dispensing openings formed on one side of the forming substrate for dispensing a liquid crystal on a substrate; and at least one sealant coating opening disposed around the liquid crystal dispensing openings for coating a sealant on the substrate. The present invention can form the liquid crystal and the sealant in the same apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Yun WANG
  • Patent number: 9010394
    Abstract: The technology provides for alignment of forming positions of glazing gaskets formed on both front and rear sides of a glass panel. After the glazing gasket has been formed on the multilayer glass panel, a first distance L1 is measured from the reference member to the glazing gasket. After the multilayer glass panel has been reversed and positioned at the reference position for the glass panel, a second distance L1? is measured from the reference member to the glazing gasket. An offset amount of the forming position of the glazing gasket on the rear side of the multilayer glass panel is determined from the difference of the first distance L1 and the second distance L1?. An application starting position of the application nozzle when forming the glazing gasket on the rear side of the multilayer glass panel is corrected based on the offset amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yohei Okamoto, Yugo Nagase
  • Patent number: 8985172
    Abstract: The present invention provides a liquid crystal sealant forming device and a display panel assembly apparatus using the same. The display panel assembly apparatus comprises the liquid crystal sealant forming device, an alignment assembly device, a transporting device and a curing device. The liquid crystal sealant forming device comprises a forming substrate; a plurality of liquid crystal dispensing openings formed on one side of the forming substrate for dispensing a liquid crystal on a substrate; and at least one sealant coating opening disposed around the liquid crystal dispensing openings for coating a sealant on the substrate. The present invention can form the liquid crystal and the sealant in the same apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yun Wang
  • Patent number: 8966748
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for manufacturing an arrangement with a component on a carrier substrate, wherein the method encompasses the following steps: Manufacturing spacer elements on the rear side of a cover substrate, arranging a component on a cover surface of a carrier substrate, and arranging the spacer elements formed on the carrier substrate so as to situate the component in the at least one hollow space and close the latter. In addition, the invention relates to an arrangement, a method for manufacturing a semi-finished product for a component arrangement, as well as a semi-finished product for a component arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: MSG Lithoglas AG
    Inventors: Jürgen Leib, Simon Maus, Ulli Hansen
  • Patent number: 8967215
    Abstract: A labelling device includes a linearly displaceable piston operably connectable to a moving mechanism for moving the piston from a resting position to a labelling position. A label carrying mechanism is arranged at the distal end of the piston for carrying an adhesive label and affixing the adhesive label to an object via physical contact at the labelling position of the piston. A force-switching-state system is provided to maintain the piston in relation to the moving mechanism in an attracting force state and the piston moves with the moving mechanism. The physical contact creates an opposite repelling force from the object onto the label carrying mechanism causing separation of the displaceable piston from the moving mechanism. This separation causes a change of the force state of the displaceable piston from an attracting to a repelling force state, causing the linearly displaceable piston to move back to the resting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Marel Limited
    Inventor: Steven Bates
  • Publication number: 20150053330
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for producing a web of corrugated cardboard comprising a first corrugating roller for producing a corrugated web. The device further has a glue application roller for applying glue to the corrugated web. The glue application roller is associated to the first corrugating roller so as to form a gap and is displaceable relative to the first corrugating roller in order to influence the glue application quantity. The device further comprises a displacement device for displacing the glue application roller relative to the first corrugating roller and a pressing device for pressing a laminating web against the corrugated web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Markus FISCHER, Florian MÜLLER
  • Publication number: 20150041064
    Abstract: Feedstock is delivered perpendicular to the line of applied glue in an automated gluing machine, thereby simplifying operation and better accommodating other in-line factory or assembly processes. The machine comprises an input nip for receiving the head end and the tail end of a sheet stock in overlapping registration, with the tail end being longer than the head end. A clamp mechanism holds the overlapping sheet stock in position while a glue applicator applies glue to one side of the tail end. An output nip holds the glued side of the tail end against the head end, and apparatus is provided for ejecting the sheet stock once the tail end has been glued to the head end. The glued stock may be ejected back toward the operator or away from the operator and through the machine, enabling the machine to be placed in-line with other machines for a continuous directional or linear flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Greg Magnell, Jeffrey Willers, David G. Flessert
  • Patent number: 8925193
    Abstract: A method, and apparatus resulting from the method, for fabricating a circuit board suitable for mounting electronic components. The method includes drilling a plurality of through-holes in a plurality of dielectric sheets, forming a conductive film on at least one side of each of the plurality of dielectric sheets, and substantially filling each of the plurality of through holes with a conductive material. The conductive material is both electrically and thermally uninterrupted from a first face to a second face of each of the plurality of dielectric sheets. The plurality of dielectric sheets are then sequentially mounted, one atop another, to form the circuit board. The sequential mounting step is performed after the steps of drilling the plurality of through-holes, forming the conductive layer, and substantially filling the plurality of through-holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Advantest (Singapore) Pte Ltd
    Inventor: Romi O. Mayder
  • Publication number: 20150005161
    Abstract: A method for producing a thermoreversible recording medium, containing: arranging inlets on a first base sheet to be spaced apart from each other by predetermined intervals to produce a first sheet having a product portion including the inlets and end portions at both ends of the product portion; applying an adhesive onto a second base sheet using an adhesive application unit, to produce a second sheet; passing the first sheet and the second sheet through a gap between a pair of gap rollers in the manner that the inlets and the adhesive face to each other to laminate the first sheet with the second sheet, while forming an adhesive liquid pool in an upstream of the gap; and feedback controlling an amount of the adhesive to be applied in the applying so that the adhesive liquid pool does not flow into the end portions on the first sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Noboru Koga, Takeshi Owashi
  • 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: 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: 8820378
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for producing a coated analytic substrate using a compact and portable automated instrument located in the laboratory setting at the point of use which can consistently produce one or a plurality of coated analytic substrates “on demand” for using the analytic substrate immediately after coating, preferably without a step of rinsing the coated analytic substrate before use. The apparatus preferably uses applicator cartridges having a reservoir containing the coating compositions used to form the coatings. Preferably the cartridges are removable and interchangeable to facilitate the production of individual analytic substrates having different coatings or different coating patterns. These coated analytic substrates have superior specimen adhesion characteristics due to the improved quality of the coatings applied by the coating apparatus and due to the quickness with which the coated analytic substrates can be used in the lab after production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Lee H. Angros
  • Publication number: 20140216628
    Abstract: A wood material board hot-pressing system with a primary circuit includes a supply pipe for discharging of hot heat transfer fluid from a heat generator and a return pipe for supplying cooled heat transfer fluid to the heat generator. A secondary circuit features a pressing device for pressing wood material boards. A supply channel supplies heat transfer fluid to the pressing device and a return channel returns cooled heat transfer fluid to the primary circuit. A controlling device contains a control valve and is configured to control a flow of heat transfer fluid from the primary circuit to the secondary circuit. A secondary circulation pump with variable output is set up to circulate the heat transfer fluid in the secondary circuit. The controlling device features a heat output recording device and is configured to automatically control a level of heat output (P) supplied to the pressing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Kronotec AG
    Inventor: Matthias IREDI
  • Patent number: 8746310
    Abstract: A microassembly method and system utilizing multiple probes. Multiple manipulation actuators can be utilized for maintaining/holding one or more probes and an assembly substrate. Multiple microscope cameras can be configured to provide three distinct workspace configurations. At the center of each manipulation actuator is a die stage, which supports the assembly substrate upon which parts are assembled. A glue dispenser can also provide glue to a part prior to placement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Commerce, The National Instutute of Standards and Technology
    Inventors: John Wason, John T. Wen, Jason Gorman, Nicholas Dagalakis
  • Publication number: 20140144569
    Abstract: The technology provides for alignment of forming positions of glazing gaskets formed on both front and rear sides of a glass panel. After the glazing gasket has been formed on the multilayer glass panel, a first distance L1 is measured from the reference member to the glazing gasket. After the multilayer glass panel has been reversed and positioned at the reference position for the glass panel, a second distance L1? is measured from the reference member to the glazing gasket. An offset amount of the forming position of the glazing gasket on the rear side of the multilayer glass panel is determined from the difference of the first distance L1 and the second distance L1?. An application starting position of the application nozzle when forming the glazing gasket on the rear side of the multilayer glass panel is corrected based on the offset amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yohei Okamoto, Yugo Nagase
  • Patent number: 8714223
    Abstract: The machine for producing a corrugated board includes a first corrugating roller (3) and a second corrugating roller (5) defining a corrugating nip (7) through which a first web material (N1) passes. A gluing unit (9) applies a glue on crests of the first web material (N1) formed in the corrugating nip (7). A pressing member (11) cooperates with the second corrugating roller (5) to press a second web material (N2) against the crests of the first web material (N1). A pressure regulating system adjusts the pressure of the pressing member (11) against the second corrugating roller (5). At least a first pressure chamber (27C), which contains a pressure liquid and a pressure transducer, is associated with a first abutment (33) for said pressing member (11). A control unit (69) opens a stop valve (39) when the pressure detected by the pressure transducer (37) is outside a tolerance range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Fosber S.p.A.
    Inventors: Mauro Adami, Lorenzo Vannucchi
  • Patent number: 8701730
    Abstract: Problems of a conventional cover glass sticking device, in which a slide glass having one end side, where a describing portion is formed, is stored in a storage container and the one end side is always projected from level of a protection liquid therein, are solved by the device of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignees: Sakura Seiki Co., Ltd., Sakura Finetek Japan Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kohji Naritake, Kiyokazu Iijima, Seiichi Takizawa, Tetsu Nagabayashi
  • Patent number: 8679284
    Abstract: A skin adhesion apparatus includes an upper mold half and a lower mold half. The upper mold half and the lower mold half clamps a core material and a skin laid on the core material so that the skin is adhered to a surface of the core material. Disposed along a mold surface of the upper mold half is a tubular member made of elastic material. The skin adhesion apparatus also includes a pump for supplying fluid into the tubular member. When adhering the skin to the core material, the upper mold half is pulled down and then stopped at a predetermined distance above the core material. After then, fluid is supplied into the tubular member so that the fluid pressure inflates the tubular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Boshoku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masao Tada, Shinichi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8657991
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a process for manufacture of a solar panel string assembly for a solar canopy including: horizontally aligning two solar panel support channels substantially parallel to one another; applying an adhesive with a robotic tool to an upper portion of the solar panel support channels, the robotic tool comprising a fixed track aligned parallel with the two solar panel support channels, a robotic arm assembly movably supported by the track, a positioning member for adjusting the position of the robotic arm assembly along the track, and wherein the robotic arm comprises an adhesive applicator and a vacuum lift component; and lifting with the vacuum lift component of the robot arm assembly of the robotic tool and aligning a solar panel on top of the two solar panel support channels near opposing edges of the solar panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventors: David S. Potter, Nathan Dion Fleischer, Jeffrey Paul Munoz
  • Patent number: 8475875
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and apparatus for manufacturing a treated web. The subject methods and apparatus involve the control of numerous variables, including, without limitation, web tension (both overall web tension as well as the web tension immediately before and after each individual blade), angle of entry of web into each blade, blade angle in relation to horizontal reference point, blade pressure against moving web, angle of exit of web from each blade, web speed, number of blades, the pressure of the leading nip rolls, the pressure of the trailing nip rolls, static control, thickness of each blade, bevel on each blade, oven cure temperature, oven cure dwell time, blade temperature and blade surfaces and edge conditions and blade finish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Nextec Applications, Inc.
    Inventors: Randy Meirowitz, Jamie Henderson, Michael Wang
  • Patent number: 8435367
    Abstract: An insulated glass secondary edge sealing device that dispenses sealant to insulated glass units including at least two panes of glass separated by a spacer, including a fixed sealant dispensing head, a table that supports the insulated glass units, a fence, a depth sensor, a linear motion encoder, a metering device. The sealant dispensing head has a dispensing nozzle and a corner dam. The dispensing nozzle includes a floating insulated glass unit contact surface and the corner dam is shiftable between a retracted position and an extended position. A control unit receives signals from the depth sensor and the linear motion encoder and controls the metering device to dispense a measured flow of sealant based on the depth of the inset of the spacer and the movement of the insulated glass unit parallel to the fence and relative to the encoder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Erdman Automation Corporation
    Inventor: Morgan Donohue
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130056132
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of manufacturing a composite product, wherein a plurality of elements are assembled by gluing them together under pressure, the method comprising applying glue to at least one surface of each element on which glue is to be applied, assembling the elements to a desired structure and subjecting the assembled elements to pressure in a press, which method further comprising controlling the amount of at least one component of the glue applied. However, if unexpected delays occur in the production line, there is a risk that the waiting time for the elements of a batch on which glue already have been applied will be too long and gluing thus defective. As defective gluing means both loss of production and waste of material it has been found advisable to keep a reasonable safety margin and apply more glue than in the ideal case will be necessary. On the other hand, in cases there are no unexpected delays, this practice leads to use of more glue than necessary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: AKZO NOBEL COATINGS INTERNATIONAL B.V.
    Inventors: Lars Johan Philip Olsson, Henrik Arne Jonas Riccius, Sara Kristina Faldt
  • Patent number: 8388868
    Abstract: Semi-conductive or insulating compositions including an ethylene/octane or butene copolymer and at least one additional polymer, such LDPE, are described. The compositions may also include carbon black and other additives. The composition may be used as a semi-conductive layer in such applications as electrical cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: General Cable Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Mark R. Easter
  • Publication number: 20130048189
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of manufacturing a composite product, wherein a plurality of elements are assembled by gluing them together under pressure with a glue comprising at least one first component and at least one second component, which method further comprises controlling the relation between the second and the first components of the glue applied. The press time is often a limiting factor for the production capacity of a plant and renders the production planning difficult. The press time is affected not by the temperature of the elements, but also a great extent by the relation between the components in the glue and can be significantly decreased by increasing the amount of hardener compared to the amount of resin. According to the invention, it has been found that this can be utilised for controlling the gluing in a way so the production can be planned more efficiently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: AKZO NOBEL COATINGS INTERNATIONAL B.V.
    Inventors: Lars Johan Philip Olsson, Henrik Arne Jonas Riccius, Sara Kristina Faldt
  • Publication number: 20130020028
    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: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: UNI-CHARM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takumi Nakano
  • Patent number: 8356571
    Abstract: An applicator is disclosed for applying a coating agent, such as a sealant, to a component, such as a flanged seam of a motor vehicle body component. The applicator includes a nozzle for delivering the coating agent on to the component and a carrier. The carrier may be guided by a multiple-axis robot in operation, with a joint located kinematically between the carrier and the nozzle, thereby permitting the nozzle to move to avoid contact with a component being coated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Dürr Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Lothar Rademacher, Almir Smajilovic
  • Publication number: 20130011941
    Abstract: A semiconductor die is attached onto a substrate on a process platform during manufacturing of a semiconductor package. A dispenser dispenses an adhesive onto the substrate, and the semiconductor die is bonded onto the adhesive which has been dispensed onto the substrate with a bonding tool. Thereafter, a bond line thickness between a bottom surface of the semiconductor die and a top surface of the substrate on the process platform is measured using a measuring device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventors: Man Wai CHAN, Shiu Kei LAM, Wan Yin YAU, Kwok Yuen CHEUNG
  • Publication number: 20120312449
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an apparatus for controlling the absolute viscosity of band seal-preparation liquid in a process to apply the band seal-preparation liquid to seal two part capsules comprising a) a first source comprising a band seal-preparation liquid, a second source comprising purified water, a loop connected from said first source, wherein said loop is connected to the first source, and wherein said band seal-preparation liquid is circulated in one direction through said loop from said first source back to said first source; and an apparatus for measuring the absolute viscosity of said band seal-preparation liquid in said loop to produce a absolute viscosity measurement, and applying the band seal-preparation liquid to a two part capsule in order to create a seal band to seal the two parts together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventor: Isaac Michael Strickland
  • Publication number: 20120261059
    Abstract: A structural filler is installed in a gap between at least first and second composite members by extruding a flowable filler material, placing the extruded filler on one of the composite structural members, and assembling the composite members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Travis J. Sherwood, Brian G. Robins, Darrell D. Jones, Joseph D. Brennan, Michael R. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20120247651
    Abstract: An automated in-line feed-through system integrating the delivery, application and infusion of a resin to one or more fiber tows and layup of the one or more infused fiber tows to form a composite structure. The system includes an automated resin delivery, deposition and infusion system configured to deposit the resin on one or more fiber tows and form the infused fiber tows. The system integrates an automated layup system including a compaction roller, a guide roller coupled to an extending cylinder, and an auxiliary roller configured to adhere the one or more infused fiber tows to a substrate. The system further includes a controller configured to control system parameters, including the control of tension of the one or more infused fiber tows within the automated layup system. Other aspects of the automated in-line manufacturing system are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Stefaan Guido Van Nieuwenhove, Mile Ostojic
  • Publication number: 20120241075
    Abstract: A method of pasting a plurality of objects is provided, comprising: at least providing a first object having first alignment marks and a second object having second alignment marks, placing the first object and the second object in parallel, and aligning the first alignment marks and the second alignment marks. Thereafter, applying a first adhesive on the first object and the second object to form a frame pattern temporarily fixing the first object and the second object while the first object and the second object are aligned. A first filling space is defined by the first object, the second object, and the frame pattern. The frame pattern has an injection hole and an exhausting hole at two opposite sides. A second adhesive fills the filling space to paste the first object on the second object. A viscosity of the first adhesive is larger than a viscosity of the second adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: CHUNGHWA PICTURE TUBES, LTD.
    Inventor: Ching-Hsiu Hsu
  • Patent number: 8240352
    Abstract: A gluing group of a final edge of a log including in succession an introducing group into the gluing group of the logs one after the other, an unwinding group of the log associated with means for identifying the final edge, an opening group of the final edge from the log and a glue transfer group on the log, in which the opening group of the final edge and the glue transfer group are housed in a slide structure that is mobile with respect to the unwinding group by a predetermined amount dependent upon the diameter of the log, with rolling transfer means of the log from the unwinding group to the slide structure being foreseen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Gambini International S.A.
    Inventor: Giovanni Gambini
  • Publication number: 20120180935
    Abstract: A robotic placement machine including a base operably connected to the Y axis actuator and the X axis actuator, a first Z axis actuator coupled to the first end of the base, the first Z axis actuator capable of moving up and down a first Z axis, a second Z axis actuator coupled to the second end of the base, the second Z axis actuator capable of moving up and down a second Z axis, and a pick and place plate operably connected to the first Z axis actuator and the second Z axis actuator, wherein the first Z axis actuator and the second Z axis actuator are each capable of moving independently of each other to tilt the pick and place plate is provided. Furthermore, a system comprising a first machine, second machine, and third machine to eliminate air bubbles when bonding two substrates is also provided. A method of optical bonding is further provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventors: Jeffrey James VanNorden, Andrew John Nally, Jonathan Neal Urquhart
  • Publication number: 20120111472
    Abstract: A liner-less seal application system is programmed to generate a real time seal, the serial number of which is data-matched with product label data on an approaching article. The image is printed onto the adhesive surface of the sealing tape. A vacuum drive belt has both low and high vacuum sections to assist in moving the sealing tape along a vacuum drive belt toward the print head. The real-time seal is printed while the belt drive indexes the tape, and the cutting action is done while the system collects data and the belt drive is stationary. There is only one stepper motor employed to drive the vacuum belt. The vacuum belt drive pulls the tape from the unwind assembly and feeds the tape through the print head and onto the vacuum drum applicator. A perforator device bursts perforation across the round element of the seal image, as an anti-tampering measure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: LABEL AIRE, INC.
    Inventors: Israel Vega, Jack L. Clinkenbeard, George Allen
  • Patent number: 8161905
    Abstract: An automatic machine for versatile and alternative application of at least two types of sealant along the perimetric rim of an insulating glazing unit, whose spacer frame is constituted preferably but not exclusively by a continuous strip of expanded synthetic material. In particular, the machine allows simple and quick switching from one sealant to another, since the path of the plurality of sealants which starts from their feed, be they of the hot and/or cold extruded type, uses a plurality of ducts which reach the extrusion nozzles that are active proximate to the perimetric rim of the insulating glazing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: For.El.Base Di Vianello Fortunato & C. S.N.C.
    Inventors: Fortunato Vianello, Dino Moschini
  • Patent number: 8146639
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a process and an apparatus for combination of steel tubes or pipes with plastic linings, in which steam is used as heat carrier to heat the steel tubes or pipes lined with linings. The apparatus comprises a multifunctional combining chamber, a multifunctional carriage for conveying tubes or pipes, an arrangement for steam circulating, which continuously supplies re-usable steam, a cooling and shaping arrangement and a controlling device. The steam circulating system comprises a furnace for re-heating the steam and means for supplying supplementing steam. The percentage of passing the qualification control is increased up to 99.9% by embodiment of the method and/or apparatus according to the present invention, while it is only 97% by a conventional apparatus, and the production capacity is increased by 15%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Inventor: Mingwei Zhang
  • Publication number: 20120073730
    Abstract: An automated in-line feed-through system integrating the delivery, application and infusion of a resin to one or more fiber tows and layup of the one or more infused fiber tows to form a composite structure. The system includes an automated resin delivery, deposition and infusion system configured to deposit the resin on one or more fiber tows and form the infused fiber tows. The system integrates an automated layup system including a compaction roller, a guide roller coupled to an extending cylinder, and an auxiliary roller configured to adhere the one or more infused fiber tows to a substrate. The system further includes a controller configured to control system parameters, including the control of tension of the one or more infused fiber tows within the automated layup system. Other aspects of the automated in-line manufacturing system are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Stefaan Guido Van Nieuwenhove, Mile Ostojic
  • Publication number: 20120073726
    Abstract: An automated in-line feed-through system integrating the delivery, application and infusion of a resin to one or more fiber tows and layup of the one or more infused fiber tows to form a composite structure. The system includes an automated resin delivery, deposition and infusion system configured to deposit the resin on a respective one of the one or more fiber tows and form the infused fiber tows. The system integrates an automated layup system including a compaction roller configured to adhere the one or more infused fiber tows to a substrate. The system further includes a controller configured to control a flow rate of the resin, control the temperature of the resin, the infused fiber tows and the automated layup system, and control tension of the one or more infused fiber tows within the automated layup system. Other aspects of the automated in-line system are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Rainer Koeniger, Mark Ernest Vermilyea, Shu Ching Quek, Stefaan Guido Van Nieuwenhove, Theodosia Kourkoutsaki, Julian Thomas O'Flynn, Thomas Kluge, Julia Susanne Ursula Schell, Bruno Betoni Parodi, Mile Ostojic, Thomas Koerwien
  • Publication number: 20120043009
    Abstract: A method for adhesive application in vehicle construction during joining of joining partners which are subject to tolerances comprises the following steps: detecting the geometric data of the joining partners in an automated manner, detecting the joint gap dimensions of the joining partners from the detected geometric data, joining the joining partners in the joining position thereof, and applying the adhesive in the joint gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Inventors: Dirk Niermann, Holger Frauen
  • Publication number: 20120040477
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for dispensing a volume of die attach adhesive onto a surface can include an optical system which images the dispensed volume of die attach adhesive. A two-dimensional area covered by the die attach adhesive and a die attach dispense pressure can be used as a comparison with a reference value to determine whether the volume of die attach adhesive dispensed is sufficient. The reference value can take into account viscosity changes of the die attach adhesive, so that the volume of die attach adhesive dispensed during production can be determined. The volume dispensed can be automatically adjusted in situ during production using a computer system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventors: Frank Yu, Eric Hsieh, Ares Twu, W. L. Hsu
  • Publication number: 20120024457
    Abstract: A method and associated system are provided for bonding component parts of a wind turbine blade along a bond line. A barrier is placed within an internal cavity of the blade at a defined bond line width along the length of the bond line. A plurality of spaced apart external access ports are defined along the bond line into the internal cavity. A bond paste is sequentially injected into the plurality of access ports to fill the bond line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Uli Ramm, Jacob Johannes Nies
  • Publication number: 20120024476
    Abstract: A device for manufacturing a corrugated cardboard sheet includes a conveyor which conveys a corrugated medium and a liner, a starch applicator which is arranged along a conveying path of the corrugated medium and the liner and applies liquid starch to flute tops of the corrugated medium, a bonding unit which bonds the liner and the corrugated medium by placing the liner on the corrugated medium to which the liquid starch is applied and by heating and pressing the corrugated medium and the liner to gelatinize the liquid starch; and a spraying unit which is arranged on an upstream side of the bonding unit and sprays moist air on the flute tops of the corrugated medium to which the liquid starch is applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES PRINTING & PACKAGING MACHINERY, LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuhito Ohira
  • Publication number: 20120004770
    Abstract: A vending machine, in communication with a remote station, delivers a labeled container to a user from storage holding containers of different sizes and shapes and containing different products such as medicaments. A control system is operable to select a specific unlabeled container from among the other containers in storage, and to move the selected unlabeled container to a labeling module where a label is applied after the position of the label and/or the selected unlabeled container are/is adjusted so as to result in the label being applied at a desired position and angular orientation with respect to the selected unlabeled container. The control system is further operable to move the labeled container to a delivery zone accessible to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Inventors: Wes Van Ooyen, Derek Bessette, Duane Lindner
  • Publication number: 20110315321
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a resin application apparatus capable of efficiently doing resin application work for resin reinforcement for which a corner part of an electronic component is targeted, and a data creation apparatus for resin application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seiichi Yoshinaga, Tadahiko Sakai
  • Publication number: 20110284158
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a functionally gradient material having a gradient from a first material to a second material different to the first material by ejecting inks onto a base material from a plurality of inkjet heads, includes the steps of: supplying a first functional ink containing the first material to a first inkjet head; supplying a second functional ink containing the second material to a second inkjet head; specifying a ratio between a volume of the first functional ink ejected from the first inkjet head and a volume of the second functional ink ejected from the second inkjet head; causing the first inkjet head to eject the first functional ink and/or causing the second inkjet head to eject the second functional ink, in accordance with the specified ratio, so as to form one layer; and stacking a plurality of layers onto the base material by repeating the forming step, so as to obtain a laminated body, wherein in the control step, the ratio between the first functional ink and the second functiona
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Manabu Katsumura
  • Publication number: 20110260441
    Abstract: A method for applying at least one image to a plastics substrate of a security document, comprising the following steps: selection of an image section from electronically stored image data of an image by means of a selection device; application of a connecting layer to the plastics substrate, the surface area and surface shape of the connecting layer corresponding to the surface area and surface shape of the selected image section, by means of an application device; and printing the applied connecting layer with a printed image that reproduces the image section, in such a manner that the connecting layer and the printed image are congruent, by means of a printing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: Muehlbauer AG
    Inventors: Dominik Graf, Tobias Vitzthum
  • Patent number: 7985312
    Abstract: In an ultrasonic welding apparatus, ultraviolet-curable ink droplets are discharged to an upper surface of stacked sheets by means of an ink-jet head to land the ink droplets in a predetermined area on the upper surface of the sheets. The sheets, on which the ink droplets have been landed, are interposed and pressed between a welding horn and a receiving stand, while the welding horn is ultrasonically vibrated. Accordingly, the stacked sheets are welded to one another at portions opposed to the predetermined area in which the ink droplets are landed. In this way, the ultrasonic welding apparatus is provided, which makes it possible to perform the ultrasonic welding irrelevant to the shape of the area to be subjected to the welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoichiro Shimizu, Akihiko Taniguchi, Koichiro Hara, Hirotake Nakamura
  • Patent number: 7980283
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and apparatus for manufacturing a treated web. The subject methods and apparatus involve the control of numerous variables, including, without limitation, web tension (both overall web tension as well as the web tension immediately before and after each individual blade), angle of entry of web into each blade, blade angle in relation to horizontal reference point, blade pressure against moving web, angle of exit of web from each blade, web speed, number of blades, the pressure of the leading nip rolls, the pressure of the trailing nip rolls, static control, thickness of each blade, bevel on each blade, oven cure temperature, oven cure dwell time, blade temperature and blade surfaces and edge conditions and blade finish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Nextec Applications, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Wang, Randy Meirowitz, Jamie Henderson