With Radiant Heater Not Touching Work Patents (Class 156/380.9)
  • Patent number: 10040645
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and guide system for the transport of containers or container components, in particular, preforms and/or closure caps, in industrial systems for container production and/or product filling, wherein the containers/container components are transported along at least one guide element. By generating an air cushion between the guide element and the containers/container components by flowing through a microporous layer formed on the guide element, even container components which are lightweight and/or do not slide well can be reliably slidingly transported along the guide elements, and containers can be reliably supplied to dividing worms or similar using dynamic pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventors: Paul Brinster, Tobias Eichhammer
  • Publication number: 20150124461
    Abstract: Disclosed is a welding structure including a first member, and a light-transmissive second member. The second member includes a surface having an indented area. The first and second members are welded to each other at closely contacted surfaces thereof by projecting a spot light from the second member side in a state where the second member is in close contact with the first member. A curvature radius of the indented area existing on the surface of the second member, to which the spot light is projected, is at least two times a width of a welding portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Yuji SAGESAKA, Masakazu SATO
  • Patent number: 8981256
    Abstract: Apparatus has a receptacle (1) for two workpiece parts (21, 22) which extend two-dimensionally in X and Y directions and which are to be joined along a weld. The apparatus includes a laser beam source (30) comprising a plurality of individually controllable laser beam emitters (31) which collectively form a line array which is oriented in X direction, a transporting device (6) for transporting the laser beam source (30) relative to the receptacle (1) in Y direction, and a homogenizer (50) arranged downstream of the laser beam source (30) in the radiating direction. The homogenizer (50) has a carrier (52) in which is provided at least one reflection channel (51) with a channel cross section (QS) which is adapted to the course of the weld and a channel width (b) which is adapted to the width of the weld.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: JENOPTIK Automatisierungstechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Helmut Stein, Werner Wollmann, Norbert Krzyzaniak, Gerd Haehnel
  • 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: 20150041066
    Abstract: The present invention relates to devices with which, for example, narrow surfaces of preferably plate-like workpieces can be provided with a coating material. The device includes a laser for outputting a lease beam to a lase bean emitter, wherein the laser beam is directed onto the coating material or onto the workpiece in such a manner that the laser beam forms a plane of reference with solder on the surface of the coating material or the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Axel Petrak
  • Publication number: 20150013895
    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: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jeong-Won HAN
  • Publication number: 20140373892
    Abstract: A flexible solar module strand manufactured by a method including providing a first conveyor track for applying flexible solar cells; guiding the first conveyor track around two or more deflecting means; providing individual flexible solar cells; applying the individual solar cells to the first conveyor track; deflecting the first conveyor track by guiding the first conveyor track over a first one of the deflecting means; separating the first conveyor track from the at least one deflected solar cell strip in such a manner that the solar cells are released, with their respective first or second sides facing the first conveyor track, from the first conveyor track; and applying the at least one deflected solar cell strip to a first film web in such a manner that the solar cells are oriented, with their respective first or second sides separated from the first conveyor track, away from the first film web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Dieter Bergmann, Klaus Schlemper, Volker Brod, Gerald Niklas
  • 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: 20140332156
    Abstract: A laser induced thermal imaging apparatus includes a nozzle part disposed over a donor film in a vacuum chamber so as to be spaced apart from the donor film, and configured to spray an inactive gas onto an upper surface of the donor film. Also included is a shielding layer disposed on the upper surface of the donor film to make contact with the donor film and shaped so as to be positioned along a circumference or outer edge of the donor film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sam Ho IHM
  • Patent number: 8875767
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus (1) for coating workpieces (2) which are preferably made at least in sections of wood, wood materials, plastic or the like, comprising a feed apparatus (10) for feeding a coating material, an activation region (20) for activating the fed coating material (2), and a pressing apparatus (40) for pressing the activated coating material (2) onto a workpiece (3). The apparatus according to the invention is characterised in that at least the activation region (20) with the pressing apparatus (40) and the workpiece (3) can be moved and/or rotated relative to one another in a plane of movement perpendicular to the coating plane in the course of the coating process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Homag Holzbearbeitungssysteme AG
    Inventors: Johannes Schmid, Axel Petrak
  • Publication number: 20140318685
    Abstract: An apparatus for use in a friction stir operation, such as friction stir welding (FSW) or friction stir processing (FSP). The apparatus may have a rotating tool adapted to be plunged into a material, where the material is susceptible to being softened by heating. The rotating tool may further be adapted to be advanced along a surface of the material. An optical energy generating subsystem may be used to heat a portion of the material using optical energy as the tool is advanced along the material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Joseph C. Farmer, Alexander M. Rubenchik, Raymond J. Beach, Robert J. Deri, Edward I. Moses, Bassem S. El-Dasher, Sarath K. Menon, Terry McNelley
  • Publication number: 20140305583
    Abstract: A method and a device for applying a microstructured coating to the surface of a substrate, using a prepolymerized curable resin tape in the pasty state of which at least the face that is to be applied to the substrate is initially covered with a protective film, which protective film is peeled off during the course of the method so as to apply the resin tape directly to the substrate. The use of a prepolymerized resin tape makes it possible to avoid the risks of runs and variations in quality which are associated with the use of a liquid material and makes it possible to avoid the problems associated with the ageing of a microstructured matrix in the form of a reusable tape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Laurent Casset
  • Publication number: 20140230993
    Abstract: An apparatus for fabricating a fibre reinforced thermoplastic composite structure is described. The apparatus comprises a localised heat source arranged to heat a portion of a stack of fibre reinforced thermoplastic material layers and an ultrasonic transducer arranged to locally introduce ultrasonic energy waves to the heated portion of the fibre reinforced thermoplastic material layers. The apparatus makes it possible to achieve ultrasonic consolidation of the layers occurs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: AIRBUS OPERATIONS LTD.
    Inventor: David INSTON
  • Publication number: 20140231021
    Abstract: Methods and systems for three dimensional large area welding and sealing of optically transparent materials are disclosed, including generating a beam of ultra-short pulses from an ultra-short pulsed laser; directing the beam to an acoustic-optic modulator to control the repetition rate of the beam; directing the beam to an attenuator after passing through the acoustic-optic modulator to control the energy of the beam; directing the beam to a focusing lens after passing through the attenuator to focus the beam between a top substrate and a bottom substrate in order to weld the top substrate to the bottom substrate, wherein the top substrate and the bottom substrate are in intimate contact; and controlling the position of the top substrate and the bottom substrate relative to the beam using a three-axis stage in order to weld the top substrate to the bottom substrate at different points. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: POLARONYX, INC.
    Inventors: Jian Liu, Huan Huang
  • Publication number: 20140216648
    Abstract: In a method and an apparatus for laser welding of two joining members of plastic material in which a focussed laser beam is emitted into a welding zone in the region of the boundary surfaces of the joining members arranged in such a way as to face one another so as to form a weld seam having a particular seam depth between the joining members, it is provided that the laser power density is modulated during the welding process in a direction of the seam depth in the welding zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: LPKF LASER & ELECTRONICS AG
    Inventors: René Geiger, Frank Brunnecker
  • Publication number: 20140216659
    Abstract: There are provided a method and device for thermocompression bonding of possibly preventing any warping of a resin member to be caused by thermocompression bonding, and of possibly reducing the time to be taken for processing. The method for thermocompression bonding, includes: preheating a resin member using an infrared radiation section; and subjecting the resin member to thermocompression bonding using a heating section and a pressurization section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicants: Sony DADC Corporation, Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Tsukasa Murota
  • Publication number: 20140216641
    Abstract: A system for laminating glass having an infrared heating module that includes at least two heating zones for heating a laminated material under vacuum where the two heating zones heat different section of a glass laminate. The system has a convection heating module that includes a heating coil that heats the glass laminate at atmospheric pressure and a cooling module. A system for laminating glass having at least one infrared heating unit, the at least one infrared heating unit arranged to provide three concentric heating zones for heating a laminated material, the three concentric heating zones heating different sections of the laminated material, and operation of the first heating module promotes the removal of air and moisture from the laminating glass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Douglas M. Canfield
  • Patent number: 8778120
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for welding tube segments to a tubular shaped body, and to a laser welding method for connecting a tube segment to a tubular shaped body, in which the tube wall of the tube segment is constructed from at least two material layers that differ from each other, and one of these layers contains, at least portionally, an absorber for laser radiation, comprising the steps of provision of a PVC-free tube segment and a tubular shaped body, positive insertion of tube segment and tubular shaped body into one another with the result that surface regions of the tube segment and of the tubular shaped body overlap, irradiation of the overlapping surface regions with laser radiation of defined wavelength, wherein it is unnecessary, in the case of the laser welding method, to move either the joint partners or parts of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Kreischer, Franz Kugelmann
  • Patent number: 8770250
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for splicing together old and new thermoformable sheets in order to supply a continuous thermoforming operation. The apparatus is used to join together thermoformable sheets by: providing a first thermoformable sheet with a trailing edge and a second thermoformable sheet with a leading edge; forming a terminal edge portion with a hot element along the trailing edge and a complementary terminal edge portion along the leading edge by severing a scrap sheet from each portion; laterally retracting each scrap portion away from the trailing edge and the leading edge; and joining together the first thermoformable sheet and the second thermoformable sheet by interlocking together the terminal edge portion with the complementary terminal edge portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventors: Jere F. Irwin, Dale L. Vantrease
  • Publication number: 20140182780
    Abstract: Disclosed is an automatic bonding system for an LCD device. The automatic bonding system includes a bonding unit configured to perform a process of bonding a first substrate to a second substrate, a first substrate supply unit configured to include an inverting arm and supply the first substrate to the bonding unit, a second substrate supply unit configured to include an adhesive resin coating unit and supply the second substrate to the bonding unit, a pre-hardening unit configured to perform a process of pre-hardening an adhesive resin that adheres the first and second substrates, and a hardening unit configured to perform a process of hardening the adhesive resin that adheres the first and second substrates. A gap between the first and second substrates bonded to each other by the bonding unit is a bonding gap controlled by a gap variable control stage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wan Woo JUNG, Seung Lyul LEE, Chun Il KIM, Chang Yeol PARK, Seung kil LEE
  • Publication number: 20140174664
    Abstract: Provided is a laser beam apparatus for sealing a first substrate and a second substrate by irradiating a sealant between the first substrate and the second substrate using a laser beam, the laser beam apparatus including a controller, wherein the controller is configured to defocus the laser beam and to move a scanning central axis of the laser beam across a sealing path of the sealant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jung-Min Lee
  • Publication number: 20140170012
    Abstract: The invention relates to an additive manufacturing apparatus and method. According to the invention, an additive manufacturing apparatus includes a material supply system. The material supply system delivers layers of partially sintered pulverant material to an additive manufacturing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Robert P. Delisle, Christopher F. O'Neill, Paul R. Faughnan, Jesse R. Boyer
  • Patent number: 8747584
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for welding ends of two separate articles or a single article to form a single welded article. The apparatus comprises first and second molds for supporting and clamping first and second ends of at least one article and an infrared heating element for thermally energizing over a prescribed period of time the first and second ends of the at least one article to a welding condition. The apparatus further comprises a regulator for altering the power supplied for energizing the infrared heater over at least a portion of the prescribed period of time to achieve increased electromagnetic radiation penetration into the body of the at least one article beyond the first and second ends. The apparatus also comprises an actuator for advancing the first and second ends into a contacting position to form a single welded article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: SpringSeal, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Knapp
  • Publication number: 20140130982
    Abstract: A thin film processing apparatus assembles a substrate and an auxiliary plate tightly and the substrate is coated with a thin film whereon the auxiliary plate is situated. Since the substrate or the auxiliary plate is transparent for thermal radiation, the thin film heated by thermal radiation symmetrically in thickness direction will be available. Consequentially debonding, warping and cracking of thin film are thus prevented and outgassing from thin film is eliminated as well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventors: Chiung-Chieh Su, Sung-Cheng Hu, Chin-Horng Yau, Lin-Sheng Jin, Ming-June Lin, Meng-Chiuan Yu
  • Publication number: 20140127668
    Abstract: A device for the laser transmission welding of two plastic assembly parts is provided, wherein at least one of the plastic assembly parts contains an absorber for laser light, comprising a processing head with a processing side, with a processing-side discharge shaft for at least one laser beam and with a laser-transparent pressing means for pressing together the plastic assembly parts, wherein the laser-transparent pressing means is guided decoupled from the processing head in the discharge shaft. Furthermore, a method for producing a welded joint between two plastic assembly parts by laser transmission welding is specified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Franz KUGELMANN, Lars MOSER, Andreas KLEMM
  • Publication number: 20140120640
    Abstract: A method of dispersing semiconductor chips from a wafer of semiconductor chips onto a substrate while preserving the neighboring relationship of each chip to each adjacent chip is disclosed. The method includes dispersing the wafer into sequential columns of semiconductor chips with a first pitch between columns while preserving the neighboring relationship and sequentially dispersing the columns of semiconductor chips into rows of individual chips with a second pitch between rows onto a substrate while preserving the neighboring relationship.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventors: Chan- Long Shieh, Gang Yu
  • Publication number: 20140072438
    Abstract: A superalloy substrate, such as a turbine blade or vane, is fabricated or repaired by laser beam welding to clad one or more layers on the substrate. Laser optical energy is transferred to the welding filler material and underlying substrate to assure filler melting and adequate substrate surface wetting for good fusion. Energy transfer is maintained below a level that jeopardizes substrate thermal degradation. Optical energy transfer to the filler and substrate is maintained uniformly as the laser beam and substrate are moved relative to each other along a translation path by varying the energy transfer rate to compensate for localized substrate topology variations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventors: Gerald J. Bruck, Ahmed Kamel, Brandon W. Shinn
  • Publication number: 20140071354
    Abstract: Methods for controlling deformation of laminated display assemblies are described. The laminated display assemblies can include flexible layers. In some embodiments, the flexible layers are sensor layers. Methods involving the use of a thermal press and ultra violet (UV) curing procedure are described. In one embodiment, a thermal press method can be performed by placing a laminated display assembly including the flexible substrate, an ink layer, an adhesive, and a cover on a temperature controlled fixture. A mechanical press can apply pressure to the top of the laminated display assembly. The mechanical press can remove any planar deformity of the flexible layer and can redistribute portions of the adhesive. Following the mechanical pressing, the laminated display assembly can be exposed to UV light to cure the adhesive and thereby fix in place the planar state of the laminated display assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kuo-Hua Sung, Sang Ha Kim, Hsing Han Ho
  • Publication number: 20140060729
    Abstract: Provided is a method and apparatus for generating a label for use in a medical application. Label content specified by a user that is to be applied to a surface of the label is received. The label content, which includes a machine-generated character, is printed on demand onto the surface of the label. The label bearing the label content is dispensed in a condition suitable for use in the sterile environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Codonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Srnka, Peter Botten
  • Publication number: 20140060743
    Abstract: An adhesive-applying method is disclosed herein. The method comprises: providing a film comprising pressure sensitive adhesive coated on a major surface thereof; heating the film to a softening point of the film; and pressing the film against a substrate with an application device, the application device comprising a film-contacting portion, the film-contacting portion comprising a foam material and having a thermal conductivity of less than 1.8 BTU/hr-in-ft2-° F.; wherein the pressure sensitive adhesive on the major surface of the film adheres to the substrate. Application devices and kits that may be used in conjunction with the method are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Ronald S. Steelman, John R. David
  • Publication number: 20140044965
    Abstract: A device is provided having a holder region including a first holder for a first thread and at least one further holder for at least one further thread, at least one contact area for contacting the first thread and the at least one further thread. At least one radiation source is provided between the holder region and the contact area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: HERAEUS NOBLELIGHT GMBH
    Inventor: Sven Linow
  • Publication number: 20140027054
    Abstract: Two workpieces composed of a resin workpiece and a resin workpiece, or composed of a resin workpiece and a glass substrate are bonded to each other such that troubles, such as an alignment shift and breakage etc. are not generated, while ensuring bonding uniformity. A first workpiece is placed on an inverting stage of an inverting stage unit, a second workpiece is placed on a work stage of a pressurizing stage unit, and UV light is radiated from a light irradiation unit. Then, the inverting stage is inverted 180°, the workpieces are overlapped each other on the work stage, and the workpieces are pressurized and pre-bonded to each other. Then, the workpieces in the pre-bonded state are transferred to a heating stage by a transfer means, the temperature of the workpieces is increased to a predetermined temperature by heating the workpieces, and the temperature is maintained until bonding is completed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: USHIO DENKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Keita Yoshihara, Shinji Suzuki, Kinichi Morita, Hideki Fujitsugu
  • Publication number: 20140030472
    Abstract: There is disclosed herein a floor covering comprising a primary backing having a fibrous face and an underside; optionally a cured precoat layer on the underside of the primary backing; and a microwave cured thermoplastic backing layer fixed to the primary backing. There is also provided a method of making a floor covering comprising tufting or implanting a fibrous material or yarn into a primary backing; optionally precoating the underside of the primary backing layer by applying a precoating composition followed by curing the precoating; applying a thermoplastic backing layer to the optionally precoated primary backing layer; and microwave curing the thermoplastic backing layer. An apparatus for curing a thermoplastic backing layer of a carpet is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: INTERFACE AUST PTY LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael Lindsay Boyd, William Lyall Davidson
  • Publication number: 20130340943
    Abstract: A bonding apparatus includes: a bonding head including a bonding tool, on which a suction surface for a chip is formed, and a heating unit; a chip supply unit; a bonding stage on which a substrate is arranged; a head movement unit configured to move the bonding head between a chip supply position by the chip supply unit and a bonding position on the bonding stage; and a cooling unit configured to cool the bonding tool. The bonding tool is configured such that the chip is supplied at the chip supply position, then is heated and bonded on the substrate at the bonding position, and is then cooled by the cooling unit. The cooling is performed by making the suction surface come in contact with a cooling surface of the cooling unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Tadashi YOSHIDA, Eiji TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20130340934
    Abstract: The present invention provides a manufacturing method for LCD panel by coating the first sealant having electrical conductibility on the PSVA testing pad of the lower substrate or on the position of the upper substrate corresponding to the PSVA testing pad of the lower substrate such that the PSVA testing pad electrically connects to the transparent electrode through the first sealant. The present invention also provides a manufacturing method for the LCD device and a manufacturing equipment for the LCD panel. By the above ways, the present invention can improve the uneven phenomenon around the screen of the active viewing area of LCD panel and reduce the occurrence of broken bright spot and realize narrow frame design of the LCD panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO. LTD.
    Inventor: Cheng-hung Chen
  • Publication number: 20130322822
    Abstract: An attachable optical component is aligned with a base optical component. The attachable optical component has a mounting surface interfacing with the base optical component and an exposed surface opposed to the mounting surface. Laser light is directed to the exposed surface of the attachable optical component for delivery to the mounting surface. The attachable optical component guides and homogenizes the laser light delivered to the mounting surface and uniformly heats a bonding feature between the mounting surface and the base optical component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: Brent C. Roeger, Karim Tatah
  • Publication number: 20130299093
    Abstract: In a machine for making absorbent sanitary articles, such as nappies for babies or incontinence pads for adults, sanitary towels or the like, a plurality of operating stations are equipped with cutting and/or sealing devices for the materials of which the articles (2) consist; all or some of the operating stations each being equipped with at least one laser unit for performing the cutting and/or sealing operation; the laser units all being connected to the same laser source (60).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: GDM S.p.A.
    Inventors: Marco Rosani, Davide Guarnieri, Luca Bugini, Davide Russo, Matteo Piantoni, Alberto Perego
  • Publication number: 20130295763
    Abstract: Vacuum processing, such as a backside metallization (BSM) deposition, is performed on a taped wafer after a gas escape path is formed between a base film of the tape and the wafer frontside surface following backgrind. Venting provided by the gas escape path reduces formation of bubbles under the tape. The gas escape path may be provided, for example, by a selective pre-curing of tape adhesive, to breach an edge seal and place the wafer frontside surface internal to the edge seal in fluid communication with an environment external to the edge seal. With the thinned wafer supported by the pre-cured tape, BSM is then deposited while the wafer and tape are cooled, for example, via a cooled electrostatic chuck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventor: Eric J. Li
  • Publication number: 20130279094
    Abstract: Disclosed are a display apparatus including a display panel on which an image is displayed, a cover including a side portion configured to cover upper and lower side surfaces and left and right side surfaces of the display panel and a rear portion configured to cover an outer peripheral region of a rear surface of the display panel, and a rear cover coupled to the middle cover and configured to cover the rear surface of the display panel, and a hot stamping system for the same. A thin film having a particular color is attached to the side portion via the hot stamping system, which enables easy manufacture of the display apparatus having various colors of covers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Woo Sung IN, Kyung Hwan KIM, Young Jik LEE, Kyu Hong JUNG, Suk Ju YOON
  • Publication number: 20130255877
    Abstract: Systems and methods of applying a decorating film to a substrate that reduce the occurrence of wrinkling of the decorating film during application of the film to the substrate and ensure a more uniform transfer of a pattern or image on the decorating film to the substrate. The same systems and methods can be used to apply a decorating film that laminates to a substrate. Systems of and methods for cooling a decorating chamber and removing the used decorating film from the substrate after a transfer of an image or pattern from the decorating film to the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC
    Inventors: Spring Wu, Banghong Hu, Oliver Ren, Charles Raymon Hill
  • Publication number: 20130241867
    Abstract: A capacitive touch panel includes a flexible substrate, a first sensing layer, a first protective film, a second sensing layer, and a second protective film. The substrate includes a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface. The first sensing layer and the first protective film are formed on the first surface. The second sensing layer and the second protective film are formed on the second surface. The first sensing layer includes a first cladding portion defining a first receiving groove and a first conductive portion received in the first receiving groove. The second sensing layer includes a second cladding portion defining a second receiving groove and a second conductive portion received in the second receiving groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: CHIA-LING HSU
  • Publication number: 20130240149
    Abstract: A heating device for corrugated paper is used in manufacturing process for corrugated cardboard so that the paper surface passing through the heating device may has appropriate temperature for subsequent shaping operation. The heating device of the present invention is formed by a preheat stage and a plurality of infrared lamps provided within the preheat stage. The heat generated by the infrared lamps is absorbed by the preheat stage so as to heat the surface promptly up to a working temperature suitable for the shaping operation of corrugated paper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventor: Hung-Wei HUNG
  • Publication number: 20130233481
    Abstract: For continuous welding of plastic components (1, 2) of a product along a join region extending over the circumference, the plastic components (1, 2) to be welded are first positioned in the join position thereof and fixed therein. Then, for the welding process, the product is transported past a fixed heat source (5) and is subjected to its own rotary movement in the region of the fixed heat source (5), in addition to the transport movement, in order to insert the welding energy into the join region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventors: Franz Hepp, Oliver Roehl
  • Publication number: 20130213553
    Abstract: In a hydroxyapatite to be joined to another hydroxyapatite or a bone by laser machining (machining of the bone and the hydroxyapatite includes irradiation of laser light on the bone and irradiation of laser light on the hydroxyapatite), to prevent occurrence of a fracture in a junction and in a peripheral portion of the junction during laser machining, the present invention provides an optimum weight ratio of a cordierite or quartz glass component mixed in the hydroxyapatite. As a mixing ratio of the cordierite or quartz glass component, the cordierite or quartz glass component is mixed at least at a weight ratio equal to or higher than 25.7%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicants: National University Corporation Hokkaido University, MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaru Kanaoka, Taira Ogita, Shigeru Tadano
  • Publication number: 20130213567
    Abstract: An additive fabrication apparatus with an efficient reversal mechanism to reverse the orientation of foil guiding rollers is contemplated. To this end, according to an aspect, a foil guiding system comprising: a flexible foil guiding roller; and a bearing system arranged to bear said guiding roller, said bearing system comprised of end locking elements axially locking to the roller; a bearing arrangement defining a bearing position having the roller curved in bearing engagement. The bearing arrangement engages with an outer face of said roller in a manner so as to thereby flex the roller between at least two bearing positions in conformity with a rolling direction. The flexible roller in connection with the outside bearings replaces a fixed shaft arrangement of the prior art, which is easily tunable to the foil movement direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Jacobus Hubertus Theodoor Jamar, Herman Hendrikus Maalderink, Jeroen Anthonius Smeltink, Maarten Van Lent
  • Publication number: 20130199720
    Abstract: The subject matter discloses a method of attaching a tag to a disposable item such as a sponge, the method comprising obtaining a tag and a disposable item; attaching the tag to the disposable item using an adhesive material. The adhesive material is cured by ultraviolet radiation. The method also comprises applying the ultraviolet radiation on the tag attached on the disposable item. The tag may be an RE tag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventors: Reuven Halberthal, Jacob Poremba
  • Publication number: 20130196138
    Abstract: The invention relates to a filamentized fiber reinforced putty compound, to parts made from said putty, and to devices and methods for manufacturing both the putty and the parts. The compound of the invention is formed by a chopped fibers composition including monofilaments that have been broken down from chopped strands and a UV and/or chemical curable resin composition and is a ready-to-mold plastic putty used in molding, mainly by continuous lamination/pultrusion/extrusion and injection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Inventor: Luciano Fusco
  • Publication number: 20130192762
    Abstract: Provided are an adhesive force development unit, an adhesive-label issue device, and a printer which can develop a stable adhesive force regardless of a thickness of a functional layer made from a resin film or the like while suppressing an occurrence of a blocking phenomenon. A thermal head for adhesive force development having a plurality of heating elements arranged along a width direction of an adhesive label and heating the adhesive label from its adhesive layer side so as to form holes in an functional layer by the heating elements is provided, and heating means for heating at least hole-forming portions in the adhesive label is disposed at an upstream side or a downstream side relative to the thermal head along a carrying direction of the adhesive label.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: SEIKO INSTRUMENTS INC.
    Inventor: Seiko Instruments Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130160926
    Abstract: Methods are provided for strengthening (e.g., repairing, structurally reinforcing, etc.) a fluid-system component by installing, as a circumferential wrap or a patch, a radiation-curable composite laminate. Kits including composite repair materials and equipment for implementing the methods are also provided. Examples of fluid-system components that may be strengthened include pipework, pipelines, transmission pipelines, distribution pipelines, gathering lines, oil risers, gas risers, process piping, girth welds on pipelines or vessels, tanks, vessels, elbows, tees, flanges, and high-pressure injection lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: Neptune Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Lazzara, Jozef Bicerano
  • Publication number: 20130087269
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present disclosure relates to a method to bond fiber reinforced polymer composite tape layers to make reinforcement stacks. The method includes collecting a plurality of composite tape layers to form a reinforcement stack, helically winding the reinforcement stack; and curing an adhesive on one or more surfaces of the plurality of composite tape layers by exposing the reinforcement stack to radiation. In another aspect, the present disclosure relates to a method to bond fiber reinforced polymer composite reinforcement stacks. The method includes collecting a plurality of composite tape layers each comprising at least one resin-rich surface to form a reinforcement stack, helically winding the reinforcement stack, and bonding the reinforcement stack by exposing the reinforcement stack to radiation. In another aspect, the present disclosure relates to an apparatus to bond polymer composite reinforcement stacks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Inventor: Ming Kwan Tse