By Presence Or Absence Of Work To Which Applied Patents (Class 156/357)
  • Patent number: 10352091
    Abstract: An apparatus for sealing an insulating glass unit includes a frame for supporting first and second clamping arrangements. The clamping arrangements support the insulating glass unit during a sealing operation. First and second dispensing assemblies are connected to the frame and movable relative to the frame. Each first and second dispensing assembly includes a nozzle for controlled dispensing of a sealant along a prescribed portion of the supported insulating glass unit during the sealing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: GED Integrated Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: William Briese, John Grismer, Paul A. Hoefner
  • Patent number: 9862516
    Abstract: An apparatus for the application of hotmelt onto labels, includes a vacuum cylinder, a gluing unit with a glue roller unit, and a glue reservoir. The gluing unit is pivotally mounted such that it can be slewed away from the vacuum cylinder and the glue reservoir is designed as a self-contained unit that is structurally separate from the pivotable gluing unit. A glue reservoir for hotmelt includes an inner body with heating fins, a thermally insulating jacket enclosing the inner body, and an outer casing made of plastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: KRONES AG
    Inventor: Tobias Eichhammer
  • Patent number: 9187199
    Abstract: A unit for applying opening devices on packages of pourable food products, comprises a first conveying device to feed the opening devices along a first path, a second conveying device to feed the packages along a second path, a third conveying device movable about a first axis to displace the opening devices along a third path from a withdrawal station to an application station of the opening devices, a gripping member for gripping an opening device, and a supporting plate to support the gripping member; wherein the supporting plate is coupled to the third conveying device; the gripping member is displaceable, at the application station in a defined plane by a first direction transversal to the first axis and to the second path, and by the first axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Andrea Maccagnani, Lars Skarin, Mahmod Tabarte, Urban Johansson
  • 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: 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
  • 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: 20140099462
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention provides an improvement to the seaming process used in forming sleeves of TDO shrink film, which provides the benefit of reducing the incidence of open or weak seams in the TDO shrink film sleeve. Another embodiment of this invention provides a device used to improve the seaming equipment. Another embodiment of this invention provides an improvement in consistency of the seam lip quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: FORT DEARBORN COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Nareshwar SWAROOP, Daryl MADAUS
  • Publication number: 20140069569
    Abstract: An assembling machine for assembling an elongated module into a tubular body includes a holding assembly disposed on a base for holding the tubular body, a conveying assembly slidably connected to the base and having a cantilever for holding the elongated module and adapted to extend into the tubular body through a first opening thereof with the elongated module partially protruding from a second opening thereof, and a dispenser positioned between the cantilever and the holding assembly for dispensing adhesive on a joint surface of the elongated module. The holding assembly is adapted to drive the tubular body to move to a pressed position, so that an inner surface of the tubular body is pressed against the joint surface of the elongated module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicants: LITE-ON TECHNOLOGY CORP., LITE-ON ELECTRONICS (GUANGZHOU) LIMITED
    Inventors: CHIH-LI LIU, JEN-MIN HUANG
  • Patent number: 8652283
    Abstract: To close the tail end (L) of the web material forming the log (R) there is provided mechanical ply-bonding between the tail end and a portion of the last turn of web material, preferably a portion forming a fold (F) projecting from the log.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Fabio Perini S.p.A.
    Inventors: Mauro Gelli, Romano Maddaleni, Graziano Mazzaccherini
  • Patent number: 8585846
    Abstract: To close the tail end (L) of the web material forming the log (R) there is provided mechanical ply-bonding between the tail end and a portion of the last turn of web material, preferably a portion forming a fold (F) projecting from the log.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Fabio Perini S.p.A.
    Inventors: Mauro Gelli, Romano Maddaleni, Graziano Mazzaccherini
  • 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: 20120227906
    Abstract: An outserter for the pharmaceutical industry which can automatically apply an outsert (professional information brochure) to the outside of a pharmaceutical container without the need for webs, pressure sensitive tapes, a vacuum wheel, or a vacuum star to deliver an outsert from an outsert magazine to a designated container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventor: Thomas Basgil
  • Patent number: 8245662
    Abstract: A method and a configuration provide dynamic control of a liquid supply for a moisturizing storage device for sealing glued edges of a envelope flap of letter envelopes. Once a measured value has been measured for a sealing liquid which is stored in the tank of a moisturizing apparatus, the type of sealing liquid that is used is qualitatively analyzed on the basis of the measured value and of at least one material parameter as a comparison value. The amount of liquid stored in the moisturizing storage device is then measured by at least one further measurement to allow dynamic control of the liquid supply to the moisturizing storage device as a function of the material parameter and of at least one measured value, which is related to the liquid consumption, in the result of the at least one measurement of the amount of liquid stored in the moisturizing storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Francotyp-Postalia GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Gerhardt, Wolfgang Muhl
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20110266254
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a textile fabric article comprises the steps of: (i) applying an uncured silicone elastomer (10) requiring UV radiation to trigger curing thereof to at least one portion of a carrier element (12); (ii) feeding the carrier element (12) and a piece of textile fabric (14) between movable co-acting compression members (16,18) so that the uncured silicone elastomer (10) is located between the carrier element (12) and the piece of textile fabric (14); (iii) exposing the uncured silicone elastomer (10) on the carrier element (12) to UV radiation upstream of the co-acting compression members (16,18); (iv) curing the uncured silicone elastomer (10) or allowing the uncured silicone elastomer (10) to cure to bond the silicone elastomer (10) to at least the piece of textile fabric (14); and (v) applying pressure to the carrier element (12) and the piece of textile fabric (14) via the co-acting compression members (16,18) for at least part of the curing process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Inventor: Miles Stephen Cain
  • Patent number: 7981234
    Abstract: Easy starting rolls of perforated tissue product which have a reduced tendency to ply separate are formed with an adhesively secured doubled over tail tab folded against the roll. The strength and location of the bonds are controlled by controlling the penetration of the adhesive into the tissue. The dry tensile strength of the projecting folded over tail tab exceeds 400 g/in and the caliper thereof exceeds one mil. The adhesive bonds are spaced away from lines of perforation joining sheets in the initial sheets of the roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Teresa M. Redmann, Richard D. Huss, Brian J. Schuh, Terry P. Witkowski
  • Patent number: 7967933
    Abstract: Easy starting rolls of perforated tissue product which have a reduced tendency to ply separate are formed with an adhesively secured doubled over tail tab folded against the roll. The strength and location of the bonds are controlled by controlling the penetration of the adhesive into the tissue. The dry tensile strength of the projecting folded over tail tab exceeds 400 g/in and the caliper thereof exceeds one mil The adhesive bonds are spaced away from lines of perforation joining sheets in the initial sheets of the roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Teresa M. Redmann, Richard D. Huss, Brian J. Schuh, Terry P. Witkowski
  • Patent number: 7954451
    Abstract: An apparatus and method use closed loop control processes to automatically adjust a command signal used to change an operating state of a fluid dispensing gun. Proportional, integral and/or derivative control processes are used to determine an operating parameter comprising on time compensation, off time compensation and/or a fluid pressure compensation. An adjustment is made to the operating parameter if a number of consecutive measurements of an adhesive bead characteristic are outside of a predetermined tolerance range. A sensor for producing a feedback signal is used to communicate a measurable difference between an actual and a desired bead characteristic. The feedback signal applied in real time is used when determining the operating parameter, reducing substrate waste and increasing efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventor: Richard G. Klein
  • Patent number: 7946325
    Abstract: A centering device (13) is arranged to surround a loading table (11) on which a lens blank (1) is to be set, to set the geometric center of the lens blank (1) to coincide with the center of the loading table (11). The centering device (13) includes three clamp pins (31) which press the peripheral surface of the lens blank (1). When centering is ended, the loading table (11) on which the lens blank (1) is set is pushed up by a moving device (12) from a centering position (H1) to a block position (H2), and a peripheral portion of the lens blank (1) on a concave surface side is urged against the lower surfaces of locking portions (31A) of clamp pins (31). After a predetermined amount of wax (4) is dripped onto the lens blank (1), a lens holding unit (2) is moved downward by a predetermined amount and urged against the wax on the lens blank (1) to spread the wax thin and let the wax to solidify. Thus, the lens blank (1) and lens holding unit (2) are bonded to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventors: Jun Kawakubo, Satoshi Annaka
  • Patent number: 7922842
    Abstract: An automatic device for perimetric sealing of an insulating glazing unit composed of at least two glass panes and at least one spacer frame supported and movable in a slightly inclined position with respect to the vertical on a conveyor. A sealing head movable with relative motion with respect to the glazing unit has at least one sealing nozzle suitable to deliver a sealant flow. In order to maintain the correct mutual position of said at least one sealing nozzle with respect to the cavities of the glazing unit to be sealed and to allow the spacing of the nozzle therefrom, a sensor is provided transversely to the plane of the insulating glazing unit that detects the distance from the glass pane. An actuation mechanism is further provided for the relative motion between the sealing head and nozzle and the glazing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: For.El. Base di Davanzo Nadia & C. S.N.C.
    Inventor: Fortunato Vianello
  • Patent number: 7900673
    Abstract: A tissue manufacturing/handling device is provided. The device comprises a reel turn-up section including a tissue reeling station and an adhesive application system. The tissue reeling station is configured to provide a tissue spool in the path of an advancing tissue web. The adhesive application system is configured to apply a turn-up adhesive to the advancing tissue web or the tissue spool and comprises an adhesive spray rack. The spray rack comprises at least one adhesive applicator nozzle coupled to an adhesive manifold via an adhesive valve assembly. The spray rack comprises a rotation mechanism configured to permit reciprocal rotation of the spray rack about an axis substantially parallel to the spray rack axis between a spray position and at least one maintenance position. Additional embodiments are disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Valco Cincinnati, Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Mainous, Chris Jamison, Clark Brown, David Swedes
  • Patent number: 7832442
    Abstract: A fiber lay-up apparatus and method includes one or more fiber sources from at least one fiber supply wherein a fiber may be fed under tension to provide a pre-stress to the fiber. The fiber lay-up apparatus may include a resin impregnator for impregnating a fiber with a resin. The fiber may be impregnated under pressure to reduce friction, to provide a motive force to move the fiber through the impregnator, or to enhance control over impregnation. The fiber may be shaped by a fiber shaping unit including one or more active or passive shaping members that provide enhanced control over the shape and placement of the fiber as the fiber leaves the fiber lay-up apparatus. A cutting element for cutting a fiber as it is being layed-up may be positioned proximal to the one or more shaping members, and may enable the fiber lay-up apparatus to end the lay-up of one fiber (or set of fibers) and begin the lay-up of a new fiber (or set of fibers) without delay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Lignum Vitae Limited
    Inventor: Michael Bonaventura Warek
  • Patent number: 7811648
    Abstract: Easy starting rolls of perforated tissue product which have a reduced tendency to ply separate are formed with an adhesively secured doubled over tail tab folded against the roll. The strength and location of the bonds are controlled by controlling the penetration of the adhesive into the tissue. The dry tensile strength of the projecting folded over tail tab exceeds 400 g/3? and the caliper thereof exceeds one mil The adhesive bonds are spaced away from lines of perforation joining sheets in the initial sheets of the roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Teresa M. Redmann, Richard D. Huss, Brian J. Schuh, Terry P. Witkowski
  • Patent number: 7803442
    Abstract: Easy starting rolls of perforated tissue product which have a reduced tendency to ply separate are formed with an adhesively secured doubled over tail tab folded against the roll. The strength and location of the bonds are controlled by controlling the penetration of the adhesive into the tissue. The dry tensile strength of the projecting folded over tail tab exceeds 400 g/in and the caliper thereof exceeds one mil The adhesive bonds are spaced away from lines of perforation joining sheets in the initial sheets of the roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Inventors: Teresa M. Redmann, Richard D. Huss, Brian J. Schuh, Terry P. Witkowski
  • Patent number: 7799402
    Abstract: Easy starting rolls of perforated tissue product which have a reduced tendency to ply separate are formed with an adhesively secured doubled over tail tab folded against the roll. The strength and location of the bonds are controlled by controlling the penetration of the adhesive into the tissue. The dry tensile strength of the projecting folded over tail tab exceeds 400 g/in and the caliper thereof exceeds one mil The adhesive bonds are spaced away from lines of perforation joining sheets in the initial sheets of the roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Teresa M. Redmann, Richard D. Huss, Brian J. Schuh, Terry P. Witkowski
  • Patent number: 7640959
    Abstract: An improved device for gluing the end flap of a log and a gluing method which can be implemented in a machine for producing logs, in which the logs (14), which come from a re-reeling machine, are fed to a gluing device (11) comprising in succession a bottom unwinding roller (16) and a top feed belt (17), and, immediately downstream of the unwinding roller (16), at least one stretch of inclined surface (21), of a pre-set length, followed by a vacuum-suction roller (24), set on top of which is a top roller (25), and then by a glue dispenser (27), there being provided on top of the unwinding roller (16) a blower element (19) for blowing an end flap (29) of the log (14) and, underneath, a photo-electric cell (20) for detecting the end flap (29), in which the log fed to the unwinding roller (16) is set with a position of the free end staggered by an angle (?), which is a function of the diameter of the log and of the pre-set length of the stretch of inclined surface (21), in such a way that, when the log thus posi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Gambini International S.A.
    Inventor: Giovanni Gambini
  • Patent number: 7578331
    Abstract: A machine for precisely delivering and affixing solid media for the purpose of creating prototypes of varying size and precision. The device would, with great precision, deliver uniform shaped media, of any size, made of plastic, carbon fiber, metal or other solid or hollow materials to a position precisely determined by a computer. Adhesive will be applied to each piece of media and an adhesive accelerant will be applied to the position the media is to be placed so that when the media contacts the prior placed media with adhesive accelerant applied, it will adhere fast. In this manner multiple pieces of uniform media can be adhered in an ever increasing number precisely positioned as determined by computer software and the computer controlled apparatus. Objects and prototypical shapes can then be created by the combination and adhesion of all the media parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Inventors: Michael Arthur Filonczuk, Raymond James Claridge
  • Patent number: 7540924
    Abstract: Disclosed is a sealant dispenser for more precisely dispensing a sealant onto a substrate, and a control method thereof. The sealant dispenser includes a stage on which a substrate is mounted; a nozzle for dispensing a sealant while making a relative motion with the substrate; a syringe coupled to the nozzle, for storing the sealant; and a distance sensor installed on both sides of a lower portion of the syringe, for measuring a vertical distance between a principal plane of the substrate and an outlet of the nozzle. According to the principles of the present invention, because the nozzle and the syringe have substantially the same central axis, the response speed of the sealant to be dispensed is increased and the start point and the end point of paste pattern are more precisely dispensed. Also, by minimizing the distance between the nozzle and a measuring point provided by the distance sensor, it becomes possible to dispense the sealant at higher precision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: Top Engineering Company
    Inventors: Man Ho Ahn, Joon Young Kim
  • Patent number: 7530381
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method and apparatus for applying adhesive to packaging in a variety of configurations. The adhesive may be applied by a nozzle in a first direction, a second direction and a stationary spot, wherein the first direction and the second direction are transverse to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph C. Walsh, Kenneth E. Hawkins
  • Patent number: 7488388
    Abstract: An apparatus for fabricating a flat panel display device includes a substrate on which a picture display section is formed and a stage on which the substrate is loaded. A dispenser applies a sealant along an outer line of the picture display section in the substrate. A light detector emits light toward the sealant and detects the amount of reflected light in real-time. A controller detects broken lines in the sealant in accordance with a signal supplied from the light detector and controls the dispenser so as to re-apply the sealant to spaces in the broken line in which the sealant is not present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Choon Ryu, Hae Joon Son
  • Publication number: 20080311319
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for sticking, a container, a pocket tape, a method for the production of a pocket tape, a device for the production of a pocket tape, a method for the production of an adhesive tape, an adhesive tape and a device for the production of an adhesive tape. The invention is characterised in that adhesive zones are spaced from one another by non-adhesive zones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Inventors: Hans-Peter WILD, Eberhard KRAFT, Klaus HAGLE, Berthold WILLI
  • Patent number: 7335272
    Abstract: After photographing a surface on which an ABS is formed, and the outer shape of a slider, the ABS and an engraved region formed within the ABS are identified from a photographed image. A reference that becomes a guide for attaching to a suspension is then computed, and a positional relationship between the reference and the outer shape of the slider is stored as association information. Next, the outer shape of the slider is measured, and measured values are compared to the association information and a reference is read out when attaching the slider to the suspension. An adhesive is discharged, from below, onto a suspension attachment surface of the slider based on the reference. The slider may then be attached to the suspension while holding the slider in a state where the ABS is positioned on an upper side of the slider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Assignees: SAE Magnetics (H.K.) Ltd., TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuaki Takanuki, Osamu Shindo, Akimasa Nakao, Satoshi Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20080029220
    Abstract: A method and a configuration provide dynamic control of a liquid supply for a moisturizing storage device for sealing glued edges of a envelope flap of letter envelopes. Once a measured value has been measured for a sealing liquid which is stored in the tank of a moisturizing apparatus, the type of sealing liquid that is used is qualitatively analyzed on the basis of the measured value and of at least one material parameter as a comparison value. The amount of liquid stored in the moisturizing storage device is then measured by at least one further measurement to allow dynamic control of the liquid supply to the moisturizing storage device as a function of the material parameter and of at least one measured value, which is related to the liquid consumption, in the result of the at least one measurement of the amount of liquid stored in the moisturizing storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2007
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Applicant: FRANCOTYP-POSTALIA GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Gerhardt, Wolfgang Muhl
  • Patent number: 7285175
    Abstract: An adhesive sheet attaching device is provided with: a stage (6); a feeder (10) for feeding adhesive sheet (8) onto the stage (6); a cutter (16); a pressurizer (7) for attaching the adhesive sheet (8) to a target object mounted on the stage (6); a detector (11) for detecting a connecting portion (18); and a controller. When the detector (11) detects the connecting portion (18), the controller stops the operation of the feeder (10) after adhesive sheet (8) of an attachable length up to the connecting portion (18) has been attached. This makes it possible to reliably prevent adhesive sheet (8) containing a connecting portion (18) from being attached to a target object, and to effectively use the adhesive sheet up to the connecting portion (18), thus making it possible to suppress resource loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomotaka Nishimoto, Shinjiro Tsuji, Ryouichirou Katano
  • Patent number: 7159309
    Abstract: When an electronic component is mounted on a substrate, the electronic component is first placed on the substrate with a solid support interposed between the electronic component and the substrate. The solid support serves to space a terminal conductor of the electronic component from a corresponding terminal pad on the substrate. A conductive bonding material is then melted on the terminal pad. The melted conductive bonding material gets exposed to the peripheral atmosphere over a larger area. Even if a bubble is generated within the melted conductive bonding material, the bubble is allowed to easily get out of the melted conductive bonding material. Removal of the gas is promoted in the melted conductive bonding material. The solid support is subsequently melted. The electronic component is moved down toward the substrate, thereby contacting the terminal conductor with the melted conductive bonding material on the corresponding terminal pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Yamamoto, Mitsuo Suehiro, Hiroshi Yamada
  • Patent number: 7089981
    Abstract: A gluing unit for one terminal edge of a log and a method applicable inside a machine for the realisation of a log, in which the logs (14) coming from a rewinding machine are fed towards a gluing unit (11) comprising in sequence a lower unwinding roller (16), and a upper feeder belt (17, 26), and immediately downstream of the unwinding roller (16) at least one section of a sloping plane surface (21, 23) of a pre-established length, followed by a vacuum suction roller (24) above which is positioned an upper roller (25), and then a glue distributor (27), an element (19) being envisaged above the unwinding roller (16) which blows on a terminal edge (29) of the log (14) and underneath a photocell (20) to detect the final edge (21), an evacuation surface (34) for the glued log being envisaged, wherein the log fed by the unwinding roller (16) is placed with the position of the free end out of alignment by an angle (?) according to the log diameter and the pre-established length of the sloped surface section (21, 23
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Inventor: Giovanni Gambini
  • Patent number: 6913054
    Abstract: A device for moistening an envelope flap includes a mechanism which defines an envelope feed path and a plate disposed adjacent the envelope feed path. The plate passes between the envelope body and the envelope flap. A plurality of orifices formed in the plate discharge moistening fluid received from a reservoir onto the envelope flap. The moistening device also includes a valve mechanism to selectively supply each of the orifices with moistening fluid from the reservoir. A flap sensing mechanism is disposed adjacent the envelope feed path for sensing an edge portion of the envelope flap and operatively connected to the valve mechanism to supply signals to the valve mechanism to selectively actuate the valve mechanism to selectively supply moistening fluid to the orifices in response to the sensing of the edge portion of the envelope flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Inventors: John P. Miller, Michael M. Chen, John V. Evans
  • Patent number: 6878222
    Abstract: An apparatus is capable of simultaneously stamping indicia on each of a plurality of packages positioned within a larger container. The apparatus is programmable to process packages and containers of different sizes by adjusting the position of a transport conveyor with respect to the operable elements of the apparatus. The apparatus can include a loading station, an opening station, a stamping station, a closing station, and an unloading station. A programmable control system is provided for responding to one or more sensors in accordance to a control program stored in memory. The one or more sensors can include sensors to determine if a container is present at one or more locations, and one or more temperature sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Assignee: Van Os Enterprises
    Inventor: Arlen Van Os
  • Patent number: 6849130
    Abstract: An apparatus for operating a fluid dispensing gun to dispense a fluid onto a substrate moving relative to the dispensing gun. The apparatus has a sensor that produces a sensor feedback signal in response to the fluid dispensing gun changing operating states. A control is connected to the sensor and provides first signals causing the fluid dispensing gun to change operating states. The control has a detector producing a compensation signal representing a difference between the occurrences of one of said first signals and the sensor feedback signal. The control then adjusts a subsequent first signal in response to the compensation signal. Thus, the control automatically compensates the operation of the fluid dispensing gun in real time for changes in the switching time of the fluid dispensing gun required to change its operating states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2005
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventor: Peter W. Estelle
  • Publication number: 20040188022
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an adhesive coating device for sheet-binding provided with a roller 14, part of which is immersed in adhesive 10 stored in an adhesive reservoir 12, for applying hot-melted adhesive 10 in the above-mentioned adhesive reservoir 12 along the arranged one-side edge of a bundle of sheets 54 while rotating. The device includes an electromagnetic induction heating coil 20 disposed in the vicinity of the above-mentioned roller 14, and a current supply device 51 for supplying a high-frequency current to the above-mentioned electromagnetic induction heating coil 20.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2003
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Inventors: Chiharu Taniguchi, Yoshihide Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 6783159
    Abstract: A compact retractable label assembly includes a flexible label tongue and a guide bracket for receiving the label tongue. The guide bracket is adapted to mount to the inside of an enclosure surface such that the label tongue may be pulled from a mouth of the bracket to the outside of the enclosure surface. The guide bracket has a curved profile so that the label tongue bends when it is pushed inside the enclosure. The bend in the excursion path of the label tongue preserves space inside the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2004
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Erick J. Tuttle, Arlen L. Roesner
  • Patent number: 6770142
    Abstract: An apparatus for monitoring an operation of a fluid dispensing gun dispensing a pattern of fluid onto a substrate moving with respect to the dispensing gun. The dispensing gun changes operating states in response to transition signals. A sensor is disposed adjacent the substrate and provides feedback signals in response to detecting edges of the fluid dispensed onto the substrate. A diagnostic monitor is responsive to the transition and feedback signals and automatically measures delays between occurrences of the transition signals and detecting corresponding edges of the fluid deposited onto the substrate resulting from the transition signals. The delays are measured by correlating the feedback signals to the transition signals. A method for measuring the delays is also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventor: Peter W. Estelle
  • Patent number: 6758923
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for applying adhesive in a web converting machine is disclosed. In some embodiments, an adhesive application assembly is used to seal the tail of a rolled product against the rolled product. After being positioned in a location upon a roller, the rolled product is rotated and a sensor detects the location of the tail end, thereby establishing a reference for determining tail length in later operations. When the tail reaches a desired position, the adhesive application assembly applies adhesive to the tail and/or rolled product. In some embodiments, the adhesive assembly includes one or more adhesive sprayers with aperture members, and is self-cleaning. After the adhesive has been applied, the tail is wound upon the rolled product. In some embodiments, an adhesive application assembly is employed to apply adhesive to a core about which sheet material is to be wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2004
    Assignee: C.G. Bretting Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Tad T. Butterworth, John W. LaChapelle, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6736180
    Abstract: A compliant marking tool for attachment to a fiber placement machine that is capable of marking detail locations on a work piece positioned on the fiber placement machine. The marking tool has a flexible member that is configured and adapted to bow and twist in response to the marking tool contacting the work piece. A holder is pivotably connected to the flexible member. A marking member is positioned in the holder and is capable of moving within the holder. The flexing of the flexible member along with the pivoting of the holder and the movement of the marking member allow the marking tool to follow the contours of the work piece and mark detail locations without damaging or at least minimizing the potential of damaging the work piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Donald A. Anderson, Brice A. Johnson, James B. Andersen
  • Patent number: 6652686
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for registering a plurality of discrete components to a continuously moving first layer of material produces a disposable absorbent garment with improved alignment of the components on the first layer of material. The first layer has a plurality of reference marks positioned thereon. Various devices are used to compare distances between the reference marks to distances between corresponding components and synchronize a feed rate of the components to a feed rate of the first layer. After adhering the components to the first layer, the positions of the components relative to the reference marks are once again checked and, if necessary, the setpoint for the feed rate of the components is adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Daniel Coenen, Robert Griffiths Brandon, Louis Maurice Chapdelaine, Scott Lee Kastman, Robert Lee Popp, Devertt DeWayne Woolwine
  • Patent number: 6605315
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a bonding paste applicator and a method of applying a bonding paste which allow satisfactory paste applying quality and excellent operability to be realized. A bonding paste application method for applying a bonding paste by making a drawing with a paste applying nozzle made to move to a position, where a chip is mounted on a substrate, comprises the steps of storing in advance in a storing unit 46 a drawing pattern for controlling each of X, Y and Z axes to move a paste applying nozzle and a drawing pattern setting table 53 to show a category corresponding to the size of a chip to be bonded, selecting a drawing pattern corresponding to the size of the chip, which has been designated, by means of a drawing pattern selecting unit 54 and obtaining a speed pattern for each of the X, Y and Z axes based on the selected drawing pattern by means of a speed pattern computing unit 55.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2003
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuru Ozono, Seiichi Sato, Nobuyuki Suefuji, Nobuyuki Iwashita
  • Publication number: 20030056903
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing double-sided adhesive tape, from a reel, comprising a press for pressing the tape onto a product, a cutter which guides the tape and makes an incision in the tape and a controller for controlling the application of the tape to the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2002
    Publication date: March 27, 2003
    Inventors: Gunther Aster, Bernhard Gebbeken, Gerd Hebbel, Reiner Schulze
  • Publication number: 20030041973
    Abstract: Apparatus for applying labels to surfaces of packages, cartons, or boxes comprises a single rotary arm which is capable of being operated in accordance with two different operational modes so as to apply two separate labels to two different mutually perpendicular surfaces of the package, carton, or box in accordance with a first one of the two different operational modes, and to apply a single label to the two different mutually perpendicular surfaces of the package, carton, or box as a result of being wrapped around a corner region of the package, carton, or box in accordance with a second one of the two different operational modes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2001
    Publication date: March 6, 2003
    Inventors: Wilfredo Soto, David DeLuca, Adam Schaller