With Means Applying Wave Energy Or Electrical Energy Directly To Work Patents (Class 156/379.6)
  • Patent number: 11358381
    Abstract: A method for attaching and detaching a substrate from a bonded stack is disclosed. A broadband light-absorbing material is combined with an adhesive material to form a broadband light-absorbing adhesive. A layer of the broadband light-absorbing adhesive is then applied on one side of a transparent carrier. A substrate is placed on the broadband light-absorbing adhesive and the transparent carrier to form a bonded stack. The substrate can be a wafer or a polymeric film. At this point, processing steps can be performed on the substrate. After the processing steps have been completed, a light pulse from a flashlamp is utilized to heat up the broadband light-absorbing adhesive in order to loosen the substrate from the bonded stack such that the substrate can be easily detached from the bonded stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: PulseForge Corp.
    Inventors: Kurt A. Schroder, Vikram Shreeshail Turkani, Vahid Akhavan Attar, Sze-Ming Lee
  • Patent number: 11212921
    Abstract: A method for repairing a fine line is provided. Nano metal particles are filled in a defect of a circuit board. The nano metal particles in the defect are irradiated by a laser, or heated, such that the nano metal particles in the defect are metallurgically bonded to an original line of the circuit board. A surface of the circuit board is cleaned to remove residual nano metal particles on parts of the circuit board where metallurgical bonding is not performed, thereby completing line repairing of the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Guangdong University of Technology
    Inventors: Chengqiang Cui, Guannan Yang, Guangdong Xu, Yu Zhang, Xin Chen
  • Patent number: 11135779
    Abstract: An ultrasonic bonding apparatus includes a stage on which a display panel is seated, a first ultrasonic generation unit which is connected to the stage and vibrates in a first direction and provide a first polarization, and a second ultrasonic generation unit in which an electronic component is seated and which vibrates in a second direction that is crossed with the first direction, and provides a second polarization, where a third polarization is provided on a plane on which the display panel contacts the electronic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyun a Lee, Chan-Jae Park, Heeju Woo, Kikyung Youk, Sangduk Lee, Daehwan Jang
  • Patent number: 11102881
    Abstract: A flat harness includes a plurality of flat circuit bodies that are stacked to each other. A mark is provided on a side surface of each of the plurality of flat circuit bodies. A position of the mark in a length direction of the flat circuit body is provided so as to be different for each type of the flat circuit body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Naoto Kogure
  • Patent number: 11090921
    Abstract: There is provided a peeling method of a resin sheet for peeling off the resin sheet from a plate-shaped object to which the resin sheet is stuck. The peeling method includes a resin sheet heating step of heating an end part of the resin sheet of the plate-shaped object to which the resin sheet is stuck to turn up the resin sheet from the end part and form a peeling origin point and a resin sheet removal step of removing the resin sheet from the plate-shaped object through peeling off the resin sheet from the peeling origin point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: DISCO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshinobu Saito
  • Patent number: 11028956
    Abstract: Systems and methods for forming and deploying a pipe liner in a pipe main having a service lateral. The line is formed from three pieces of material. The piece of material forming the front top and of the main liner and the front of the lateral line has a cutout at the joint to reduce bunching, which can result in non-uniform liner thickness and may form obstructions at the joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: SAK CONSTRUCTION, LLC
    Inventor: Boyd Hirtz
  • Patent number: 10894368
    Abstract: A method for welding two hollow profiled rods made of plastic to form a window frame. The profiled rods to be joined together are heated to a predetermined temperature by inserting a welding plate between their connecting surfaces and pressing the same against the welding plate, forming outer and inner beads, and the profiled rods are pressed together under pressure after removing the welding plate, with a simultaneous increase in the size of the weld bead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: STURTZ MASCHINENBAU GMBH
    Inventor: Wladimir Wagner
  • Patent number: 10730230
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for rehabilitating lines, in particular sewers, shafts or the like, a curing device being activated or having been activated for curing the curable and/or curing ply, and an advancement of the curing device in the lining sleeve and in particular the power output of the curing device being controlled in an open-loop or closed-loop manner in dependence on the temperature sensed by the temperature measuring device on the outer side of the curable ply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SML Verwaltungs GmbH
    Inventors: Herbert Wind, Christian Noll, Stefan Reichel
  • Patent number: 10688729
    Abstract: The machine (1) for sealing plastic profiled elements comprises: a base frame (6); a pair of retention members (7, 8), adapted to retain respective plastic profiled elements (P) having respective areas to seal (Z) with a first main edge (2a), a second main edge (3a), a first lateral edge (4a) and a second lateral edge (5a); a heat-sealing element with heated plate (11); sliding means (9, 10) of the retention members (7, 8); removing means (13, 14) adapted to remove material from the areas to seal (Z) at least at the first lateral edges (4a); lateral containment means (23, 24), which are adapted to abut on the areas to seal (Z) at the first lateral edges (4a) for the containment of a lateral sealing bead (S) and which comprise at least a V-shaped element (23) having two sides (25) arranged in a V pattern which are adapted to abut on at least a portion of respective first lateral faces (4) of the profiled elements (P).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Graf Synergy S.r.l.
    Inventor: Andrea Vaccari
  • Patent number: 10557979
    Abstract: A wire grid polarizer substrate including a wire grid base layer having a first surface and a second surface opposing each other, and an engraved trench extending along a first direction and having a concave shape penetrating into the second surface from the first surface of the wire grid base layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Si Kwang Kim, Han Su Kim, Seung-Yeon Chae, Se Hee Han
  • Patent number: 10502356
    Abstract: Systems and methods for forming and deploying a pipe liner in a pipe main having a service lateral. The line is formed from three pieces of material. The piece of material forming the front top and of the main liner and the front of the lateral line has a cutout at the joint to reduce bunching, which can result in non-uniform liner thickness and may form obstructions at the joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: SAK CONSTRUCTION, LLC
    Inventor: Boyd Hirtz
  • Patent number: 10208429
    Abstract: An improved adhesive composition having increased insulative properties is provided. The adhesive composition having improved insulative properties includes a starch component; an alkaline component; sodium tetraborate; water; and a plurality of expandable microspheres. Products having improved insulation capabilities and methods of making the products having improved insulation capabilities are also provided. The present adhesive and products including the adhesive is environmentally friendly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: HENKEL IP & HOLDING GMBH
    Inventors: Tianjian Huang, Robert Sandilla, Daniel Waski
  • Patent number: 10183458
    Abstract: Insulated packaging is provided including an inner substrate and an outer substrate attached to the inner substrate to form an air gap therebetween. An expandable material including expandable microspheres is provided with the expandable material disposed between the inner substrate and the outer substrate. An adhesive material different than the expandable material is disposed between the inner substrate and the outer substrate to attach the inner substrate to the outer substrate. A method for forming the insulated packaging is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: LBP Manufacturing LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Z. Fu, Matthew R. Cook, Earle R. Ellis
  • Patent number: 10168561
    Abstract: It is disclosed a device and method for stripping a flexible substrate. The stripping device comprises: a platform for carrying a base plate on which a flexible substrate is formed; a pressing plate for being pressed onto the flexible substrate; and a laser generator for emitting laser for heating the base plate, so that the flexible substrate is decomposed on a side contacting the base plate and thus stripped; wherein the pressing plate is provided with a negative pressure passage, the pressing plate is provided with a suction mouth which is arranged in a side of the pressing plate facing the platform and which communicates with the negative pressure passage, and the negative pressure passage extracts through the suction mouth a gas which is generated during decomposition of the flexible substrate on a side contacting the base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lu Liu, Mingche Hsieh
  • Patent number: 9950823
    Abstract: An apparatus (1) for ultrasonic welding which comprises a sonotrode (2) with an elongate sonotrode head (4), on which an elongate welding surface (5) oriented in the longitudinal direction of the sonotrode head (4) is formed. The apparatus (1) further comprises at least two converters (11) for exciting ultrasonic vibrations of the sonotrode (2) in a direction of action (B). The direction of action (B) is preferably oriented substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal direction (A) of the sonotrode head (14). Finally, the apparatus (1) comprises a reaction body (3) as a reaction mass, the at least two converters (11) are arranged between the sonotrode (2) and the reaction body (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: TELSONIC HOLDING AG
    Inventor: Peter Solenthaler
  • Patent number: 9938032
    Abstract: An ultrasonic module for use in package sealing systems that includes a moveable front jaw; an elognated sonotrode disposed within the front jaw, wherein the sonotrode includes an elongated sealing face, and wherein the width of the sealing face is at least 12 inches (30.48 cm); a moveable rear jaw; and an anvil mounted on the rear jaw opposite the sonotrode, wherein the anvil mechanically cooperates with the sonotrode to seal a package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Edison Welding Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: Mitch Matheny, Alexander B. Channell, Sean T. Flowers
  • Patent number: 9802361
    Abstract: A method for making an object and an apparatus (100) for making the object in accordance with the method is disclosed. A section (124) of the object is formed by irradiating a layer of material (104) with a radiation (116), the layer of material being disposed on a material receiving surface (102) of a flexible element (101) shaped by a shaping member (110) contacting the flexible element (102). The radiation (116) passes through the member (110) and the flexible element (101). The member (110) is tilted to induce a peeling separation of the member (110) from the element (101).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: ZYDEX PTY LTD
    Inventor: Justin Elsey
  • Patent number: 9643393
    Abstract: A sealing apparatus for sealing a first substrate and a second substrate by a sealant includes: a stage which supports the first and second substrates, where the sealant is interposed between the first and second substrates along edges of the first and second substrates, and the stage includes a concave portion defined to correspond to the sealant; and an optical head configured to irradiate light onto the sealant, where the first substrate and the second substrate are fixed together by the light irradiated onto the sealant such that a space surrounded by the sealant between the first substrate and the second substrate is sealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jeong-Won Han
  • Patent number: 9647189
    Abstract: In accordance with certain embodiments, electronic components such as light-emitting elements are bonded to connection points on a substrate via pressure applied via a membrane and curing of a pressure-activated adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: COOLEDGE LIGHTING INC.
    Inventors: Michael A. Tischler, Alborz Amini
  • Patent number: 9484238
    Abstract: An attachment method including an overlapping step of overlapping a support plate over a substrate under a reduced pressure environment; a temporary fixing step of temporarily fixing the support plate to the substrate; and an attaching step of attaching the support plate to the substrate under a reduced pressure environment. The method further includes, prior to the overlapping step, at least one of a first heating step in which heating is performed under an atmospheric pressure environment and a second heating step in which heating is performed under a reduced pressure environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: TOKYO OHKA KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Inao, Shigeru Kato, Yasumasa Iwata, Yasushi Fujii
  • Patent number: 9427912
    Abstract: The invention relates to an ultrasonic welding apparatus for ultrasonic machining of a material, having at least two sonotrodes and a converter device, which converts an electrical AC voltage into an ultrasonic vibration and sets the at least two sonotrodes in ultrasonic vibration, the at least two sonotrodes being arranged in such a manner that the material to be machined is arranged between them during machining and can at the same time be machined by the at least two sonotrodes. To specify an ultrasonic welding apparatus that allows effective material machining without an undesirable interaction occurring between the two sonotrodes, the converter device according to the invention excites the first sonotrode at a frequency fs1 and the second sonotrode at a frequency fs2, fs2 being greater than fs1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Herrmann Ultraschalltechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Arnold Schneider, Gerhard Gnad
  • Patent number: 9429692
    Abstract: A substantially transparent optical component, which comprises polymer, is molded. The optical component has substantially matching grating imprints on respective portions of its surface, which imprints have a substantially zero relative orientation angle. Substantially transparent molten polymer is forced between two surfaces of a molding component. The molten polymer is forced into contact with surface modulations which form two substantially matching gratings. An alignment portion is located so that light which has interacted with both gratings is observable when the substantially transparent polymer is between the surfaces. While the polymer is still liquid, the molding component is reconfigured from a current configuration to a new configuration in which the fringe spacing of a fringe pattern formed by the two gratings is substantially maximal, thus aligning the gratings to have a substantially zero relative orientation angle. The new configuration is maintained while the polymer sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Pasi Saarikko, Pasi Kostamo
  • Patent number: 9278331
    Abstract: A method and a system for producing a change in a medium. The method places in a vicinity of the medium at least one energy modulation agent. The method applies an initiation energy to the medium. The initiation energy interacts with the energy modulation agent to directly or indirectly produce the change in the medium. The system includes an initiation energy source configured to apply an initiation energy to the medium to activate the energy modulation agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: IMMUNOLIGHT, LLC
    Inventor: Frederic A. Bourke, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9167845
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to ultrasonic extrusion apparatus, methods and products. A flowable substrate may be supplied by an infeed to an extrusion chamber having an ultrasonic horn. The flowable substrate contacts the ultrasonic resonant horn and receives ultrasonic energy before and/or as passing through an extrusion orifice. Suitable flowable substrates may include meat emulsions, pomace solutions, and dough. The extruded product may have virtually any solid or hollow shape. The flowable substrate may form a shape-retaining product that may be cut without significantly deforming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Creative Resonance, Inc.
    Inventor: Roberto Capodieci
  • Publication number: 20150144260
    Abstract: A device for adhering different kinds of materials is configured to adhere a metal material and a composite material having an adhering hole. The device includes a frame having first and second free ends that face each other. A laser head is provided at the first free end of the frame and irradiates a laser beam to an adhering point of the metal material. An upper tool moves back and forth at the first free end of the frame and presses the metal material. A lower tool is fixed to the second free end of the frame so as to correspond to the upper tool and supports an adhering point of the composite material. An air suction member is connected to the lower tool to suck air between the lower tool and the adhering hole of the composite material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Hyunwoo Lee, Sung Phil Ryu
  • Patent number: 9028636
    Abstract: An apparatus for producing adhesive tape for sheathing of extended products, having two tape plies, having a carrier material with an adhesive coating. The carrier material being unwound from a feeding roll, the one tape ply with its adhesive coating being laminated against the other tape ply with a lateral projection (Ü1, Ü2) on at least one side. The carrier material is unwound from a feeding roll, which is configured as a wide roll, on which the carrier material has a greater width than its width required for laminating, and the carrier material is cut into two strips extending in along the tape which have the width required for laminating, the strips being separated and laminated such that each strip forms a tape ply in at least one adhesive tap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: COROPLAST FRITZ MULLER GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Christoph Frigge, Klaus Becker
  • Patent number: 9028641
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for manufacturing a label including providing a release sheet having an adhesive layer on a releasable surface thereof, forming the film-like label portion by electrophotography which includes developing a latent image using the label forming composition to form a solid image of a label shape on a photoconductor, transferring the developed image on the adhesive layer of the release sheet, and fixing the transferred image by applying heat and pressure thereto, and irradiating the film-like label portion and an exposed portion of the adhesive layer other than the film-like label portion with rays to cure the exposed portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignees: Casio Electronics Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomohumi Sano, Tadahiro Tsubaki, Toshiaki Kanamura
  • Publication number: 20150114557
    Abstract: A device and a method intended to fit an insert in an orifice formed in a structure. The device is a fitting vehicle comprising the insert to be fitted, a polymerizable adhesive, and an applicator. The applicator comprises: an open enclosure in which the insert and the adhesive can be held; deployment means that are able to push back the insert and the adhesive out of the open enclosure so as to allow the insert to be fitted in the orifice in the structure. The fitting vehicle is configured to allow the polymerization of the adhesive held in the open enclosure of the applicator to be initiated. Advantageously, the adhesive is microencapsulated in the form of microcapsules of resin and hardener; the step of polymerization of the adhesive being initiated by rupturing of the microcapsules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Pierre JOUANNE, Silvain LEGRAND, Olivier DAMIANO
  • Patent number: 9015930
    Abstract: Provided is a substrate holding unit that holds a pair of substrates that are aligned and layered, comprising a first holding member that holds one of the substrates; a plurality of members to be joined that are connected to the first holding member; a second holding member that holds the other of the substrates to face the one of the substrates; a plurality of joining members that exert an adhesion force on the members to be joined and are connected to the second holding member at positions corresponding to positions of the members to be joined; and an adhesion restricting section that restricts the adhesion force until the substrates are aligned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Hidehiro Maeda, Satoshi Katagiri
  • Patent number: 9004131
    Abstract: A method and a system for producing a change in a medium disposed in an artificial container. The method places in a vicinity of the medium at least one of a plasmonics agent and an energy modulation agent. The method applies an initiation energy through the artificial container to the medium. The initiation energy interacts with the plasmonics agent or the energy modulation agent to directly or indirectly produce the change in the medium. The system includes an initiation energy source configured to apply an initiation energy to the medium to activate the plasmonics agent or the energy modulation agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignees: Duke University, Immunolight, LLC
    Inventors: Frederic Avery Bourke, Jr., Tuan Vo-Dinh
  • Publication number: 20150087093
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method is disclosed for manufacturing a display device. The method can include forming a first resin layer on a substrate. The method can include forming a display layer on the first resin layer. The display layer includes a plurality of pixels arranged in a direction perpendicular to a stacking direction of the first resin layer and the display layer. Each of the pixels includes a first electrode provided on the first resin layer, an organic light emitting layer provided on the first electrode, and a second electrode provided on the organic light emitting layer. The method can include bonding a second resin layer onto the display layer via a bonding layer. The method can include removing the substrate. The method can include increasing a density of the bonding layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Tatsunori SAKANO, Kentaro Miura, Tomomasa Ueda, Nobuyoshi Saito, Shintaro Nakano, Yuya Maeda, Hajime Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 8973638
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes systems and methods for manufacturing a composite wood product. In some embodiments, the method includes the steps of forming a mat from a plurality of wood elements and an adhesive, the mat having a width W measured substantially perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the mat and an initial thickness T1. The mat is then moved in a machine direction, the machine direction being substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis and the temperature across the width W of the mat is adjusted. The mat is then compressed into a billet having a final thickness T2. In some embodiments, the system includes a continuous movement mechanism, a side preheat assembly, and a press assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Weyerhaeuser NR Company
    Inventor: Tekamul M. Buber
  • Publication number: 20150059983
    Abstract: With the traction means tensioner, a traction means having at least two ends is tensionable. The traction means tensioner comprises a first fastening means, a second fastening means and a coupling means. The first fastening means has a first fastening portion at which the first end of the traction means as fastenable. The second fastening means has a second fastening portion at which the second end of the traction means is fastenable. The coupling means couples the first and the second fastening means to each other so that the first and the second fastening means are movable with respect to each other and their movability is at least restricted on one side. Further, the first and the second fastening means are pre-tensionable with respect to each other via at least one spring element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Zbynèk Lukes
  • Publication number: 20150034239
    Abstract: A device and a method allow for adhering sealing tape to open end of a multilayer sheet, usable at the production line and at the installation site. The device comprise means for applying pressure and heat onto the sealing tape and cutting blades for removing protruding edges of the sealing tape after it was adhered. The method comprise providing of a sealing tape, attaching and adhering the sealing tape to an open end of a multi-wall sheet by means of heat and/or pressure and adhesive and removal of protruding edges using cutting blades.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 1, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Palram Industries (1990) Ltd.
    Inventor: Reuven HUGI
  • Publication number: 20150027639
    Abstract: A method for producing an analysis tape for fluid samples, in particular body fluids, is proposed. The method comprises providing a laminate tape having a laminate carrier tape and at least one diagnostic functional layer, and cutting the laminate tape in such a way that a diagnostic auxiliary label arises; transferring the diagnostic auxiliary label to a vacuum roller; and transferring the diagnostic auxiliary label to a carrier tape. In general, at least one vacuum roller is used for the transfer of the diagnostic auxiliary label to the carrier tape. The cutting of the diagnostic functional layer is effected in such a way that a free end of the diagnostic functional layer is lifted off from the laminate carrier tape by guiding the laminate carrier tape around a cutting edge with a small radius, wherein the diagnostic functional layer is cut at a predetermined distance from the lifted off free end by means of a cutting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Ralf Dagenbach, Daniel Aigl, Wolfgang Ditscher, Peter Stubenbord, Ronald Hofstadt, Andreas Krontal, Stefan Link, Klaus Lurg, Stefan Pflaesterer, Andreas Trapp, Eric Voelschow, Peter Vetter, Ulf Sprung
  • Publication number: 20150020951
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vibration welding machine (1), comprising an upper tool (2) and a lower tool (3), wherein the two tools (2, 3) each accommodate a respective welding part (4, 5), which welding parts are intended to be joined by means of vibration, and means for producing vibrations are provided, which cause at least the upper tool (2) to vibrate, wherein the means for producing vibration are designed as a stationary part, in particular an upper carrier (9), and a part arranged thereon in such a way that said part can oscillate, in particular an oscillator (11), which accommodates the upper tool (2), wherein furthermore means are provided that remove the air located in an air gap (15) formed between the stationary part, in particular the upper carrier (9), and the part that can oscillate, in particular the oscillator (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Tim Trabandt, Michael Jauch, Thorsten Koch
  • Publication number: 20150020959
    Abstract: A multi-layer 3D pattern manufacturing method includes the steps of forming a color film on a surface of a substrate or a third pattern structure by providing a chromogenic material by lithography, gravure, flexographic printing, screen printing and physical vapor deposition in a transcribed printing process. Using the color film to match with different 3D pattern structures to form a multilayer 3D pattern which can be applied to the housing of various different electronic products not only can improve the aesthetic appearance, it can also enclose the color film within the 3D pattern to prevent the 3D pattern from falling off or fading; thus, the lifetime of the pattern can be improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: CHIEN-MIN CHANG
  • Publication number: 20150013883
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are presented. An apparatus comprises a composite structure, a plurality of cavities extending into the composite structure, and a plurality of mandrels located within the plurality of cavities. The composite structure comprises a thermoplastic material that is consolidated. The plurality of mandrels comprises a first material that is configured to generate heat in response to a magnetic field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Marc Rollo Matsen, Jeffery Lee Marcoe, Aaron William Bartel, John B. Moser, Brett I. Lyons
  • Patent number: 8919405
    Abstract: A manual and an automatic fastening device for fastening a bonding element to a surface by means of a light-curing adhesive is disclosed. The fastening devices apply the bonding element to the surface with a specific contact pressure, before the light is irradiated onto the bonding element for curing the adhesive. As the bonding element consists of transparent material, the adhesive is cured between the fastening element and the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Bollhoff Verbinduncstechnick GmbH
    Inventor: Franz Druke
  • Publication number: 20140367031
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for depositing one- or two-dimensional fiber structures in order to form a two- or three-dimensional fiber structure, in particular a fiber structure in the form of a fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) or FRP semi-finished product, using a production machine including at least one depositing device and at least one fiber support. The one- or two-dimensional fiber structures have at least one unidirectional fiber layer. The depositing device deposits the one- or two-dimensional fiber structures onto the fiber support in a depositing direction in a controlled manner such that the fiber directions of the deposited one- or two-dimensional fiber structures assume an angle ?>20°, preferably ?>60°, and a maximum of ?=90°, relative to the depositing direction. The one- or two-dimensional fiber structures are deposited on the fiber support in a substantially tension-free manner with respect to the fiber direction of the fiber structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicants: VOITH PATENT GMBH, AUDI AG
    Inventors: Jaromir Ufer, Marco Göttinger
  • Publication number: 20140367021
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and to a pultrusion system (1) for producing a cord-shaped compound element (10) from a fiber bundle (11) and at least one filling component (12, 13), wherein the fiber bundle is guided into an injection box (14) having at least two supply channels (29) and an injection chamber (15), into which chamber die filling component (12, 13) is injected in a fluid state, such that the fiber bundle (11) is saturated with the filling component (12, 13) and whereby a material compound (16) is formed. According to the invention, energy is introduced in the injection chamber (15), such that the fiber bundle (11) is saturated with the filling component (12, 13) while energy is supplied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Stephan Schleiermacher, Joachim Wagner, Thomas Kleiner, Klaus-Peter Niermann, Lothar Wolf
  • Publication number: 20140367030
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for processing flexible glass are disclosed. The flexible glass is directed along a conveyance path through a glass laminate processing apparatus. The glass laminate processing apparatus includes a glass laminate pay-out spool paying out flexible glass and a first laminate material electrostatically pinned to each other in a glass laminate. The glass laminate processing apparatus also includes at least one electrostatic charging head positioned downstream of a pay-out spool, where the electrostatic charging head neutralizes an electrostatic charge on at least one of the flexible glass or the first laminate material that are electrostatically pinned to each another in the glass laminate. The glass laminate processing apparatus further includes a laminate material take-up spool positioned downstream of the electrostatic device collecting the first laminate material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Roger Donald Beam, Donald Orrin Bigelow, Daniel Patrick Gormel, Richard Jonathan Kohler
  • Publication number: 20140360662
    Abstract: An apparatus and system for bonding substrates are presented. The apparatus includes a base member formed of an insulating material and an electric field generation part formed of a conductive material. The electric field generation part extends into the base member. The electric field generation part includes a trunk part and a branch part. The trunk part extends in a first direction. The branch part extends from the trunk part in a direction different from the first direction. A substrate is fixed on the base member. An adhesive is applied on the substrate in a shape that matches that of the electric field generation part. An electric field is generated using the electric field generation part and the substrate is bonded to another substrate. The apparatus prevents or reduces formation of air bubbles in the adhesive. A method of manufacturing a display device is also presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young In LIM, Kyu Ho JUNG, Sang Hee CHOI
  • Patent number: 8905104
    Abstract: An adhesive fastening element (602) for holding a workpiece (608), the adhesive fastening element (602) comprising: a body (604, 606) defining a recess (642) for receiving a protrusion (644) of the workpiece (608); wherein, in use, adhesive is applied between an end surface of the recess (642) and an end surface of the protrusion (644) and between a side surface of the recess (642) and a side surface of the protrusion (644) to bond the workpiece (608) to the adhesive fastening element (602). The workpiece (608) may be aligned with a reference point on the adhesive fastening element (602) and the adhesive cured to fix the position of the workpiece (608) relative to the adhesive fastening element (602).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce plc
    Inventors: Mark H. Raffles, Helen L. Llewellyn-Powell, Colin J. High
  • Publication number: 20140345798
    Abstract: Manufacturing techniques are provided herein. In one embodiment, a reusable insert is used within a pocket disposed within a thin walled enclosure to prevent deformation of the thin walled enclosure during a machining operation. The insert includes a body including a transparent material and having a size and shape in accordance with the pocket disposed within the thin walled enclosure, and at least one channel having a first opening at a first surface of the body and a second opening at a second surface of the body. Related apparatuses and methods are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Charles H. WERNER, JR., Derrick T. JUE, Hilbert T. KWAN
  • Patent number: 8893757
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying labels to containers is provided. In one embodiment, the process of applying the labels to the container is carried out by means of a laser unit. In another embodiment, a cutting unit is provided for the apparatus, which cutting unit likewise uses a laser and is arranged at least partially inside a cutting roller. In preferred embodiments, the complete application process, i.e. in particular including the bonding of the end sections of the label, is carried out by means of the laser unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventors: Franz Gmeiner, Heinz Humele
  • Publication number: 20140334924
    Abstract: In a method for the generative production of a component (3), in particular of a turbo-engine component, wherein material (4) is bonded layer-by-layer selectively to a layer disposed therebeneath or to a substrate (6), according to the invention a laser (1A; 1B; 2) additionally acts on the material (4) before, during and/or after the bonding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: MTU AERO ENGINES AG
    Inventors: Wilhelm Satzger, Siegfried Sikorski, Thomas Hess, Karl-Heinz Dusel, Hans-Christian Melzer
  • Publication number: 20140326411
    Abstract: A welding device includes a compressor configured to compress a welding part and its adjoining surfaces of thermoplastic resin articles (2a, 2b) in directions perpendicular to the axis of a core (1), and a heater, and is configured such that: the surface of the welding part of the thermoplastic resin articles is compressed with a predetermined pressure by the compressor, the compression of the thermoplastic resin articles is then continued to extend a compressed region along the axis of the core without changing a relative position between the compressor in the compressed region and the surface of the welding part of the thermoplastic resin articles, the welding part of the thermoplastic resin articles is heated and welded by the heater, and after the welding, the pressure applied by the compressor is lowered to stop the compression of the thermoplastic resin articles such that the thermoplastic resin articles fitted on the core can be taken out of the welding device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: Tadahiro Konita
  • Publication number: 20140322892
    Abstract: An electric field concurrently anodically bonds together wafers of each of a plurality of independent wafer pairs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Chien-Hua Chen, Kianush Naeli, Stephen R. Farrar
  • Publication number: 20140311654
    Abstract: A description is given of a method for joining a first and a second film web (2, 2?) of a transfer film or laminating film, wherein the film webs (2, 2?) comprise a thermoplastic carrier film (21) and a decorative layer (23). Formed between the first and second film webs (2, 2?) is a common joining portion (3), in which the first and second film webs (2, 2?) are joined to each other by a welding process. A device for carrying out the method is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: OVD KINEGRAM AG
    Inventors: Achim Hansen, Thomas Bernet