With Stretching Or Tensioning Means Patents (Class 156/494)
  • Patent number: 10058458
    Abstract: It is aimed to provide a device for manufacturing an elastic laminate which device can stably position an elastic member with respect to both sheets. A drive mechanism includes a timing belt having a guide plate fixed thereto, a plurality of timing pulleys configured such that the timing belt is provided thereon along an annular path including a travel path, a motor configured to drive the timing pulleys to be successively rotated in forward and reverse directions to reciprocate the guide plate along the travel path, and a slider and a rail configured to permit a movement of the guide plate relative to both nip rolls along the travel path and regulate a movement of the guide plate relative to the both nip rolls in a direction orthogonal to the travel path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: ZUIKO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takao Wada
  • Patent number: 9902083
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve methods and apparatuses for cutting and removing trim from an advancing substrate. Particular embodiments of the apparatuses and methods disclosed herein provide for removal of continuous lengths of trim, and in some embodiments, discrete pieces of trim from an advancing substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Michael Devin Long, Nathan Alan Gill, Andreas Josef Dreher
  • Patent number: 9289941
    Abstract: A method for making a layered elastic substrate includes advancing a first substrate layer and a second substrate layer in a machine direction. An elastic material is advanced in the machine direction in a stretched state. The elastic material may be bonded to the first substrate layer and the second substrate layer in a stretched state to form a layered elastic substrate. The layered elastic substrate may advance through a first metering device at speed, V1, and through a second metering device at speed, V2, subsequent to advancing through the first metering device, wherein V1 is greater than V2. As a result, the elastic material, and thus the layered elastic substrate, may be stretched to a first elongation at the first metering device and relaxed to a second elongation at the second device. The layered elastic substrate is cut and bonded to a continuous length of web material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Raymond Scott Hamilton, Mark Mason Hargett, Tina Brown
  • Patent number: 9226858
    Abstract: A first elastic material is advanced in a machine direction in a stretched state to a first metering device at a speed, V1. A second elastic material is advanced in the machine direction in a stretched state to a second metering device at a speed, V2. First and second substrate layers are advanced in a machine direction to a third metering at a speed, V3, along with the first and second elastic materials. The first and second elastic materials are bonded to the first and second substrate layers at the third metering device to form a layered elastic substrate. The layered elastic substrate is advanced to a fourth metering device at a speed, V4. V1 is less than V2, V3 is greater than V1 and V2, V4 is less than V3, and V4 is greater than V1 and V2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Raymond Scott Hamilton, Mark Mason Hargett, Tina Brown
  • Patent number: 9193486
    Abstract: A strapping device, in particular a mobile strapping device, for strapping packaged goods with a wrap-around strap, including a tensioner for applying a strap tension to a loop of a wrapping strap. The tensioner includes a rotationally drivable tensioning wheel and a tensioning rocker that pivots relative to the tensioning wheel and cooperates with the tensioning wheel, wherein a tensioning plate is disposed at the tensioning rocker for applying a wrapping strap, and a wherein a distance between the tensioning plate and the tensioning wheel can be varied for applying a tension on the strap, said tensioner also comprising a connector, in particular a welding connector such as a friction welder, for producing a connection in two areas of the loop of the wrapping strap located one on top of the other, is intended to exhibit largely consistent tensioning characteristics even with different strap thicknesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Signode Industrial Group LLC
    Inventors: Mirco Neeser, Roland Widmer, Flavio Finzo
  • Patent number: 9067374
    Abstract: An apparatus including a carriage adapted to be mounted on and movable along the elongate composite stringer, and a compaction roller mounted on th carriage for compacting film material against the flange surface as the carriage moves along the stringer. The apparatus also includes a film feed roll assembly on the carriage adapted to hold a quantity of film material and to dispense the film material to the compaction roller. The apparatus also includes a take-up reel on the carriage adapted for taking up a backing on the film material as the film material is being dispensed to the compaction roller, a heater on the carriage for heating the flange surface as the carriage moves along the composite stringer, and a film trimmer for trimming edges of the film material to match a contour of the composite stringer after the film material has been compacted against the flange surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: America O. Schaaf, Richard A. Miller, Donald A. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20150122401
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for tensioning the fabric of a device for restoring a removable panel, characterized in that it comprises at least one structure, a thermal chamber arranged inside said structure and able to heat said flexible fabric, an internal frame elastically secured to said thermal chamber, and at least one actuator secured to the structure and able to move the thermal chamber so that, on the one hand, the thermal chamber is moved between a fabric at rest position and a fabric stretched position and, on the other hand, to move the internal frame between a fabric at rest position and an intermediate position located between said fabric at rest and fabric stretched positions, the flexible fabric resting on part of the thermal chamber and being held by its peripheral edge between the internal frame and the structure. The invention also proposes a method for coating a removable panel that uses the tensioning device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Scherrer, Mario Maheux
  • Publication number: 20150101735
    Abstract: A tray assembly configured to stretch an object film includes a main frame on which the object film is placed and a fixing unit at sides of the main frame and configured to couple the object film to the main frame. The fixing unit includes an adhesive film coupled to the object film thereby coupling the object film to the main frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kyong Tae Yu
  • Patent number: 8999096
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a curved part of composite material, during which the layers of fibers of composite materials that will compose the part are held taut at least during the bending step, and displacement of the layers with relation to each other is controlled, is disclosed. A device capable of implementing this type of processs is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Operations S.A.S.
    Inventor: Denis De Mattia
  • Patent number: 8978729
    Abstract: A stabilizing mechanism for resisting relative movement of upper and lower laminates of a composite structure having a core comprises a lower grip strip and at least one upper grip strip. The lower grip strip may be mounted to a tool upon which the composite structure may be processed. The lower grip strip may include an outer surface having at least one engagement feature for engaging at least one of the upper and lower laminates which make up the composite structure. The upper grip strip may have opposing outer surfaces which may include at least one engagement feature for engaging the lower strip and at least one of the upper and lower laminates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Doan D. Pham, Mark W. Tollan, Richard M. Outzen, John C. Lockleer, Christopher G. Harris
  • Patent number: 8967217
    Abstract: A strapping tool for tensioning and securing a strap on or around an object or load includes a motor, a tensioning assembly coupled to the motor, and a weld plate assembly coupled to the motor. The motor is actuated in a first direction to control the tensioning assembly to tension the strap during a tensioning operation and the motor is actuated in a second direction to control the weld plate assembly to weld the strap to itself during a welding operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Signode Industrial Group LLC
    Inventors: Joseph J. Gardner, Janusz Figiel, Timothy B. Pearson
  • Patent number: 8944129
    Abstract: A diaper manufacturing apparatus according to the present invention includes: an oscillating mechanism disposed on a top-sheet continuous body while oscillating leg gathers; an outer holding mechanism holding the leg gathers disposed in a predetermined waveform by the oscillating mechanism; and a cutting mechanism having a blade section cutting the leg gathers held by the outer holding mechanism. The outer holding mechanism holds, out of a region formed in a predetermined waveform, an outer end region OT which includes an outer end of the leg gathers and on which an adhesive is not applied. The blade section is disposed inside, relative to a crossing direction, the outer end region OT held by the outer holding mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8944128
    Abstract: An apparatus for tensioning a preform may include a mandrel to receive a preform. The mandrel may have a first mandrel end and a second mandrel end. The preform may have a first preform end and a second preform end. The apparatus may include an anchoring groove disposed at the first mandrel end, and an anchoring device being configured and located to urge the first preform end towards the anchoring groove to secure the first preform end therebetween. The apparatus may include a tensioning groove disposed between the first mandrel end and the second mandrel end, and a tensioning device being configured and located to urge at least a portion of the preform into the tensioning groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Michael L. Glain, David J. Kehrl, Andrew E. Modin, Scott A. Harris, Robert A. Coleman, Andrew Head, Steven C. Stenard, Thomas R. Cundiff, Joo Hyun Han, Timothy D. Aquino
  • Publication number: 20150030381
    Abstract: Methods of manufacture include welding two or more elongate members together to define an elongate weldment, wherein the welding results in a weld region that is in tension and regions adjacent to the weld region that are in compression, and longitudinally stretching the elongate weldment. Tools and systems for manufacturing elongate weldments, as well as apparatuses, such as aircraft, that include elongate weldments, also are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Paul Stevenson Gregg, Kirk B. Kajita
  • Patent number: 8919408
    Abstract: A method and a device are provided for pre-fixing a laminating material to at least one surface portion of a component, in particular an interior lining component for a motor vehicle, which is arranged on a component receptacle 5. Here, a seam blade which can be acted on with different contact pressures is, by means of a pivoting movement from a position arranged offset from the component receptacle, applied with a pivoting movement to the laminating material placed onto and aligned on the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Greidenweis Maschinenbau GmbH
    Inventor: Michael Greidenweis
  • Patent number: 8906190
    Abstract: A system and apparatus are provided for adhering steering ribs to an intermediate transfer belt (ITB). These steering ribs (one or more) are applied to the ITB by placing the rib material around a cylindrical fixture. The rib material is held in place by a vacuum that is applied to the rib material to hold it against the fixture. An ITB may be separately held in place on the fixture by another vacuum until the rib material is adhered to the inside surface of the ITB through application of compressed air to force the rib material outward against the ITB. Once the rib material is adhered to the ITB, a series of apertures directs compressed air against the rib and the ITB to release them from the fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan H. Herko, David W. Martin, Scott J. Griffin, Michael S. Roetker, Dante M. Pietrantoni
  • Patent number: 8794289
    Abstract: An apparatus for making a carbon nanotube film includes a substrate holder, a bar supplying device, a carrier device, and a stretching device arranged in alignment in that order. A method for making a carbon nanotube film is further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Liang Liu, Kai-Li Jiang, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Patent number: 8795461
    Abstract: A method for stretching a carbon nanotube film includes providing one or more carbon nanotube films and one or more elastic supporters, attaching at least one portion of the one or more carbon nanotube films to the one or more elastic supporters, and stretching the elastic supporters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kai-Li Jiang, Chen Feng, Lin Xiao, Zhuo Chen, Liang Liu, Shou-Shan Fan, Qun-Qing Li, Li Qian, Kai Liu, Yang Wei
  • Patent number: 8789570
    Abstract: An apparatus for disposing a tubular covering sleeve for electric-cable joints on a supporting element may include a support for the tubular covering sleeve; a pair of expanders; driving means configured to introduce the expanders into respective ends of the tubular covering sleeve and to cause radial expansion of the tubular covering sleeve; and devices for disposing the tubular covering sleeve in a radially expanded condition on the supporting element. The expanders may be configured to be placed in substantially coaxial positions relative to the tubular covering sleeve at the respective ends of the tubular covering sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Prysmian Cavi e Sistemi Energia S.R.L.
    Inventors: Francesco Portas, Ubaldo Vallauri
  • Patent number: 8784599
    Abstract: A laser induced thermal imaging (LITI) apparatus includes a stage configured to support an acceptor substrate and a supporting portion configured to support a donor film and to move the donor film up and down relative to the stage so as to adjust a distance between the acceptor substrate and the donor film. The donor film includes a thin film to be disposed on the acceptor substrate. The stage includes a discharging outlet through which gas between the acceptor substrate and the donor film is discharged to the outside. The LITI apparatus may be used to laminate a film on an acceptor substrate including an organic light emitting display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-Won Sun, Sok-Won Noh
  • Patent number: 8763665
    Abstract: An apparatus for laminating a fabric material to a part broadly comprises a vacuum table, a cutting element, a plurality of pinch rollers, and a plurality of compaction rollers. The vacuum table receives the fabric material from a supply spool and retains the material while the cutting element cuts scrap material from the sides of the fabric material. The pinch rollers receive the fabric material after the scrap material has been cut and are configured to stretch the fabric material from a center line outward toward the edges of the material. The compaction rollers receive the fabric material from the pinch rollers and are configured to press the fabric material against a surface of the part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Ray Wampler, Matthew Ryan Schroeder
  • Patent number: 8757234
    Abstract: A tape applicator (51) for applying tape to a substrate, the tape applicator comprising a pair of nip rollers wherein the nip rollers comprise a tape roller (55) and a substrate roller (56), the tape applicator further comprising a tension roller (57) disposed in front of the substrate roller (56) to tension the substrate prior to feeding between the nip rollers, a tape feed and a drive for rotating the nip rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventor: Warrick Keith Pye
  • Publication number: 20140157999
    Abstract: A tagger assembly has a tagger for affixing labels onto a lineal object binding a bale of agricultural crop material. The tagger having an input port for receiving the lineal object and an output port for evacuating the lineal object, and at least one retaining element for tensioning the lineal object, more particularly for tensioning the lineal object when it is raised from an initial position close to the bale to a raised position further away from the bale, for affixing a label.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: CNH AMERICA LLC
    Inventors: Didier O.M. Verhaeghe, Jolan Heyns, Jonas Van Den Broucke
  • Patent number: 8720517
    Abstract: A system and method applies a plurality of stretched elastic strands onto a substrate such as along a predetermined non-linear path, to form a leg gather of a disposable absorbent personal hygiene product. The system includes an adhesive dispensing module for individually applying adhesive to the elastic strands. A heated strand guide located downstream of the dispensing module includes guide openings for the respective elastic strands. A drive mechanism coupled to the strand guide actuates movement of the strand guide in a direction transverse to the movement direction of the substrate, thereby causing the elastic strands to be applied to the substrate along the predetermined non-linear path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventor: Wesley C. Fort
  • Publication number: 20140113413
    Abstract: A resin sealing sheet is cut into an adhesive sheet piece having an outer shape smaller than that of a wafer. The adhesive sheet piece is joined to a supporting adhesive tape together with a ring frame. The adhesive tape between the ring frame and the adhesive sheet piece is sandwiched by upper and lower housings to form a chamber. The wafer with a support board placed on a wafer holding table within the chamber faces to the adhesive sheet piece closely. The chamber is divided into two spaces by the adhesive tape. Differential pressure generated within the two spaces causes the adhesive tape and the adhesive sheet piece to cave and bend toward the wafer, whereby the adhesive sheet piece is joined to the wafer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayuki Yamamoto, Yasuji Kaneshima, Naoki Ishii
  • Patent number: 8702887
    Abstract: Apparatus for applying ribbon in a nonlinear pattern to a web includes a guide assembly having a roller adapted to guide the ribbon onto the web as the web is moving in a first direction. A reciprocating device is provided to move at least the roller of the guide assembly back and forth along an axis of motion. The axis of motion is other than parallel to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg Malchow, Paul Weber, Jesse Sorenson, Caleb Ihrig
  • Patent number: 8696848
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a device for inflating and sealing an inflatable structure, such as inflatable cushions. The device includes an assembly configured for inflating a cushion cavity disposed between first and second layers of a film, and a sealing mechanism that preferably includes a rotary sealing drum, which can include a heat source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Pregis Innovative Packaging Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas D. Wetsch, Paul A. Selle, Mitchell J. Hein
  • Publication number: 20140096897
    Abstract: A vacuum forming apparatus is provided that forms an article having a covering bonded to the surface of a substrate in a molding space using a first mold and a second mold. The vacuum forming apparatus is provided with clamps for grasping the covering between the first and second molds arranged at the open positions. The clamps are movable between an interfering position, at which the clamps are located in the movement ranges of the first and second molds, and standby positions, at which the clamps are outside the movement ranges. After the covering is heated, the clamps grasping the covering move to the standby positions and stretch the covering. The first and second molds move to the closed positions and the article is molded between the first and second molds so that the stretched covering and the substrate are bonded to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: Toyota Shatai Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kenji Katou, Katsunori Oda
  • Publication number: 20140065327
    Abstract: The invention relates in particular to a method for stretching a membrane (4), arranged between two panes (2, 3), of an insulating glazing unit (1). For effective stretching, it is proposed that the membrane (4) is exposed to a conditioning medium passed through an interspace (6, 7) between the panes (2, 3) and the membrane (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Southwall Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Markus Kramer, Klaus Kallee, Heinz Schicht, Kurt Russell
  • Patent number: 8664128
    Abstract: An elastic laminate for use as a tear resistant diaper side panel. The elastic laminate comprises an elastic substrate bonded to at least one layer of a tensioned spunbond nonwoven web comprising thermoplastic filaments comprising at least about 10% by weight polyethylene. The laminate is then incrementally stretched in the transverse direction to provide a service stretch greater than 100% and a strength ratio greater than 0.35. In one embodiment, the elastic substrate is bonded between the tensioned nonwoven webs by point bonding or hot melt adhesives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Advantage Creation Enterprise LLC
    Inventor: James W. Cree
  • Patent number: 8640612
    Abstract: A pneumatic packaging apparatus includes a fixed base provided thereon with a pressure cylinder unit connected with a chuck unit. The fixed base is further mounted with a valve seat combined thereon with a driving unit and a control unit. The control unit is able to receive external high pressure gas and control the high pressure gas to flow to the driving unit and to the pressure cylinder unit to let the driving unit and the pressure cylinder unit driven by air pressure to automatically pull tight the packaging strap and firmly squeeze the packaging fastener for fixing the packaging strap in place. Thus, the pneumatic packaging apparatus of this invention can assist users to complete packaging work with quickness, able to elevate efficiency of the packaging work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Inventor: Hsiu-Man Yu Chen
  • Publication number: 20140020841
    Abstract: A film affixing apparatus for affixing a film to a workpiece includes a stand, a film provider, and an affixing device. The stand includes a work platform. The workpiece slides along the work platform under an external force. The film provider is mounted to the stand and dispenses rolls of film. The affixing device is mounted to the stand. The affixing device includes a pressing portion that faces the work platform. The film is unwound and passes over the pressing portion onto the workpiece on the work platform. The pressing portion presses the film onto the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventors: QIU-SHENG LU, DONG-YUE WU, JUN ZHANG, ZHAO-YONG LI
  • Patent number: 8596324
    Abstract: A web conveying apparatus configured to convey a pair of webs folded in the cross direction CD with reference to a folding line. The web conveying apparatus includes a crotch hold bar configured to hold an intermediate web in a conveyable manner with the folded intermediate web stretched in a direction in which the crotch portions get away from the waistline portions; and a conveying mechanism configured to convey the intermediate web and hands over the intermediate web to a joint apparatus and a cutting apparatus, while the crotch portions are being held by the crotch hold bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroki Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20130306244
    Abstract: An automotive interior component including an airbag chute having at least one weld bar, and a pre-stressed instrument panel having a substrate layer for bonding to the weld bar. The pre-stressing provides tensile stress at weld bar bonding areas to reduce any deformation visible on an exposed surface of the instrument panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventor: Gregg S. EVANS
  • Patent number: 8578997
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tightening strap device for a heat-weldable plastic strip that is used to strap a packaged item and that is joined at a welding point to form a loop. Whereas in prior art the plastic strip is held during welding by several clamping elements, in the present invention the welding plate functions simultaneously as a clamping element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Fromm Holding AG
    Inventor: Manfred Rauch
  • Patent number: 8540835
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method of welding a laminate for the production of flexible tubular plastic bodies. The method comprises the following operations: a laminate is shaped around a welding tool, the ends of the laminate to be welded are heated, the ends are pressed together and at least partly cooled, the welded zone is deformed so as to increase its area, and the weld zone is cooled. The invention also concerns a device that is suitable for using the method mentioned above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Aisapack Holdings S.A.
    Inventor: Jacques Thomasset
  • Publication number: 20130233470
    Abstract: A method for obtaining a composite material part from a preform of layers of fibers pre-impregnated with resin stacked on top of one another on a tool, the preform being delimited by a lower surface, an upper surface, and a peripheral flank. The method includes attaching to the tool, after the last layer has been laid, a peripheral part comprising a wing adapted to cover the peripheral edge of the upper surface, so as to create, in the periphery of the preform, a peripheral cavity adjacent to the flank of the preform and, before the polymerization phase, to withdraw the gas present in the peripheral cavity so as to tension filaments of the preform by exerting a traction force at the ends of the filaments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS
    Inventor: Denis De Mattia
  • Patent number: 8517074
    Abstract: An apparatus for laminating a film on a wafer includes a cutting mechanism and a laminating mechanism. The cutting mechanism has a cutting device disposed thereon for pre-cutting a dry film. The cutting mechanism has a supporter disposed adjacent to the cutting device for positioning a wafer. The cutting mechanism has a suction member disposed and corresponding to the cutting device for sucking the cut dry film to allow the cutting device pre-cutting the dry film and moving the cut dry film to the supporter. The laminating mechanism has a first lower member provided for positioning the wafer and a first upper member disposed above the first lower member for laminating the cut dry film with electrically heating to adhere the cut dry film on the wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: C Sun Mfg. Ltd.
    Inventors: Chin-Sen Lai, Ming-Tsung Chen
  • Patent number: 8512496
    Abstract: An elastic member drive device includes: a drive shaft 12a that allows a plurality of pulleys 21, 31 and 41 to be removably attached as being coaxially aligned in the rotation center axis direction; transmission belts 23, 33 and 43 that are respectively wound around pulleys 21, 31 and 41; and a driver portion 12 that controls regular and reverse rotations of the drive shaft 12a, wherein the guides 25, 35 and 45 are respectively fixed to the transmission belts 23, 33 and 43. A feed amount difference in the web width direction is allowed to be set for each of the guides 25, 35 and 45 by determining a pulley diameter ratio among the pulleys 21, 31 and 41.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Zuiko Corporation
    Inventor: Kazutoshi Makimura
  • Patent number: 8500937
    Abstract: A manufacturing system of an optical display device in which the following can be attained in the case of bonding optical members to optical display units, respectively: an optical member to be excluded, which is, for example, an optical member judged as a defective member, can be appropriately excluded so that the optical member is not bonded onto any optical display unit and a manufacturing method of an optical display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuo Kitada, Satoru Koshio, Takuya Nakazono, Tomokazu Yura
  • Patent number: 8474502
    Abstract: A method is provided for making an elastic composite for incorporation into a disposable absorbent garment. An elastic element applicator is provided that is configured to move a section of a continuous strand of elastic element generally about a plane. A first web of material is conveyed in a first web moving direction such that the first web intersects the plane. Then, the applicator is operated to move the elastic element about the plane, thereby applying the section of elastic element onto the first web along a direction generally transverse to the web moving direction and such that the first web draws the continuous elastic strand from the elastic element applicator as the first web is conveyed away from the plane. The elastic element applicator may be in the form of a spin cylinder or bracket that is operated to spin the elastic element about the moving first web, thereby applying the elastic element on the first web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: DSG Technology Holdings Ltd.
    Inventors: Patrick King Yu Tsang, Anne Smid, Andrew C. Wright
  • Publication number: 20130153132
    Abstract: In an expanding device that can more effectively expand an adhesive tape in its wafer-attached region and can pick up components on the adhesive tape with high accuracy, a central first portion of an adhesive tape, including a portion with a wafer attached thereto, is laid on a top surface of a heating table, a non-heated ring is disposed to surround an outer peripheral edge of the heating table, a heat insulation is laid on an upper surface of the non-heated ring, a second portion of the adhesive tape located outwardly of the first portion thereof is located on or above the insulation, a third portion of the adhesive tape located outwardly of the second portion is held by a holder, and the holder is movable up and down relative to the heating table and the non-heated ring by a drive unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
  • Patent number: 8460499
    Abstract: A labeling machine for the dispensing of labels, such as self-adhesive labels, on objects, such as containers or bottles. The labeling machine has an arrangement for the generation of a defined strip tension of the labeling material over its strip length between a looper and a dispensing edge, and for the generation of a defined strip tension of the backing material over at least a part of its strip length between the dispensing edge and a receptacle for the backing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventors: Holger Stenner, Frank Putzer
  • Patent number: 8459323
    Abstract: The flat bed embossing machine with a foil web guiding device (2) for a plurality of foil webs (6), which are conducted over a tool plate (3), for every foil web ahead of the tool plate comprises an individual, adjustable web guide (11.1, 11.2, 11.3) as foil tensioning devices. The web guides comprise suction openings (14), connected with controllable negative pressure sources (13.1, 13.2, 13.3) for the independent setting of negative pressure (pi) on each individual web guide. To every foil web (6i) a print mark sensor (15i) and settable lateral guiding elements (30) on low-friction deflecting elements (31, 32) are assigned. So that every foil web (6i) can be optimally set for the print marks in drawing direction X and in transverse direction Y.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Gietz AG
    Inventor: Marc G√ľnther Brendle
  • Patent number: 8454779
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a device for inflating and sealing an inflatable structure, such as inflatable cushions. The device includes an assembly configured for inflating a cushion cavity disposed between first and second layers of a film, and a sealing mechanism that preferably includes a rotary sealing drum, which can include a heat source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Pregis Innovative Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas D. Wetsch, Paul A. Selle, Mitchell J. Hein
  • Patent number: 8453697
    Abstract: There is provided a device for attaching a one-way type pouring nozzle, which includes a simple and small-size mechanism capable of efficiently fusion-joining the one-way type pouring nozzle to a film for package bag. In this device, a nozzle template film formed with a plurality of one-way type pouring nozzles templated by tear-inducing flaws is fed to a continuously running film for package bag to fusion-join a base portion of each of the one-way type pouring nozzles through its outer sealant layer to an inner sealant layer on one-sided portion of the film for package bag, while an unwanted portion of the nozzle template film is cut out and removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Yushin Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Katsunori Futase
  • Patent number: 8434539
    Abstract: This invention relates to a tape applicator or tape head formed from a combination of two separated apparatuses namely a detachable unit containing a front portion of the tape applicator and a stationary unit containing a rear portion of the applicator with snap-on engagement there between to obtain the interactive motion of a conventional tape applicator i.e. the present invention separates a conventional tape applicator into two separate portions which results in the ability to quickly change tapes and reduces safety hazards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Lamus Enterprises Inc.
    Inventor: Joe Augustine S. T. Lam
  • Patent number: 8435372
    Abstract: A flexible container cover with an elastic gathering band around its edge is formed from a rectangular sheet of plastic film with recessed cut corners to form four flaps. The sheet is placed atop a mandrel having a rectangular flat top with eaves or undercut surfaces and four corner slots. Four hooks are positioned outside the slots so they underlie the cut-off corners of the sheet. An elastic band is stretched around the hooks and the flaps of the sheet. The hooks are moved inwardly into the slots to allow the segments of the band to pull and fold a middle portion of each flap inward. A set of tucker blades is then moved inward to push the folded portions of the flaps against side surfaces of the mandrel under the eaves. Four heat-sealing bars are moved up against the eaves to seal the flaps around the segments of the band to form hems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Les Industries Touch Inc.
    Inventor: Claus E. Sadlier
  • Patent number: 8403017
    Abstract: A system and method for forming a looped suture having a tapered cut is provided. The system includes a base for selectively retaining a portion of thread, a clamping device for receiving a first end of the thread, a tensioning device for receiving a second end of the thread, and a welding/cutting assembly configured to join a first section and second section of the thread to form a loop and to form a tapered end on the first section of the thread. A die for forming a looped suture having a tapered cut is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Nicholas Maiorino, Timothy Kosa, William R. Bowns
  • Publication number: 20130068374
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for hermetically encapsulating one or more optoelectronic device, such as a light emitting device or a photovoltaic device. The apparatus comprises a base and a carriage movable along the base. The carriage comprises a roller. The apparatus further comprises a vacuum platen coupled with the base and a tensioner coupled with the base. The tensioner comprises a support member that projects orthogonally above a plane of the vacuum platen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventors: Edward James Balaschak, James Michael Kostka, Thomas Alexander Knapp, Keith Raymond Woerner