With Gas, Vapor, Or Flame Contact Means For Work Patents (Class 156/497)
  • Patent number: 11446758
    Abstract: An insulation part for supporting an electrically conductive nozzle in an insulated manner, and a laser machining head with a housing (10), through which a working laser beam path (11) is guided. The working laser beam path (11) exits on the machining side through an electrically conductive nozzle (17). The electrically conductive nozzle (17) is supported on an insulation part (18), which is supported on the housing (10), and which, for the capacitive distance measurement, is electrically connected to an oscillating circuit (24) of a distance measuring circuit (22). To monitor the presence of an inexpensive insulation part (18) in a user-friendly manner, the insulation part (18) comprises a ferromagnetic body (26) and a sensor (27) for detecting the ferromagnetic body (26) is provided on the housing (10). The sensor is connected to a monitoring circuit (29) that, in the absence of an insulation part (18), outputs a warning signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: PRECITEC GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Georg Spörl
  • Patent number: 11376783
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to corner profiles and/or corner reinforcement for liners and linings that are suitable for use with tanks and other storage/containment vessels, such as process tanks, immersion tanks, indoor or outdoor containment pits, gravity feed conduits (e.g., concrete trench, canal, or drain, etc.) for transferring or conveying liquid, grain storage tanks or containers (e.g., dielectric or electrically non-conductive liners for grain storage, etc.), etc. The present disclosure also relates to tanks and other storage/containment vessels including liners and linings with corner profiles and/or corner reinforcement. Additionally, the present disclosure relates to methods, systems, and apparatus for providing corner profiles and/or corner reinforcement for liners and linings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Inventors: Curtis Goad, Tyler Goad
  • Patent number: 11333356
    Abstract: An edge-banding apparatus is provided and configured to apply an edging strip having a heat activated layer to a substrate or work piece. The apparatus uses localized heat generated from a controlled flame from combustible fuel to apply heat to the edging strip to active the heat activated layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventors: Henk Van Oeveren, Johannes Pieter Van Oeveren, Wilfried Manfred Turinsky
  • Patent number: 11305507
    Abstract: A protective packaging formation device is disclosed herein. The device includes an inflation assembly that directs fluid between first and second overlapping plies of a web material. The device also includes a sealing mechanism that includes an arcuate web-support surface. The web-support surface includes a heater that defines a heating zone that is operable to heat the plies to create a longitudinal heat seal that seals the first and second plies together as the web is driven over the heating zone in a downstream direction. The web-support surface also includes a cooling zone disposed downstream of the heating zone operable to allow the heated plies to cool at the longitudinal heat seal as the web is driven over the heating zone in a downstream direction, such that the cooled longitudinal heat seal retains the fluid between the plies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Pregis Innovative Packaging LLC
    Inventors: Thomas D. Wetsch, Stephen J. Milchuck
  • Patent number: 11267604
    Abstract: A robotic labeling system includes a package locating system and a package identification system identifying a package orientation. The robotic labeling system includes a label application system having first and second label printers and first and second label applicators. The label printers are both capable of printing a shipping label and a customer specific label. The first label applicator applies a first label (either the shipping label or the customer specific label) to a first side of the package while the second label applicator applies a second label (other of the shipping label or the customer specific label) to a second side of the package different than the first side. The printing and application of the labels is based on the orientation of the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Inventors: Swapnilsinh Solanki, Du Wen, Jiankun Zhou, Roberto Francisco-Yi Lu
  • Patent number: 11260641
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system for reticulating an adhesive on a workpiece. The workpiece may be perforated with a plurality of passages that extend through a first side to a second side. To reticulate an adhesive on the first side of a workpiece, a flow of heated fluid is provided through a nozzle. The nozzle provides the fluid at a first pressure to a first group of the perforations. Once the temperature at the first side of the workpiece reaches a specified range, the fluid pressure may be increased or otherwise set in order to clear the perforations by forcing the adhesive out of or away from each of the perforations. Temperature of the adhesive, pressure within the nozzle, and/or light passage through the perforations may be monitored for logical control or quality assurance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.
    Inventors: Kevin C. Razon, Andrew Y. Wong, Nicholas F. Martin, Jason H. Thomas
  • Patent number: 11247361
    Abstract: An adjustable trimming mechanism includes a wheel module having a wheel mount and a wheel disposed on the wheel mount, and a motor module having a motor mount, a slide rail disposed on a side of the motor mount, a motor, a slider disposed on the slide rail and connected with the motor, a pull rod and a positioning member threadedly disposed on the slide rail. One of the motor and wheel mounts is located above the other. An end of the slider is connected with the pull rod so that the slider drives the motor to displace together frontward or backward when being pulled by the pull rod. Therefore, when the positioning member is loosened, the position of the motor is adjustable frontward or backward by the cooperation of the pull rod and the slider and thereby the cutter installed on the motor is adjusted simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: OAV EQUIPMENT AND TOOLS, INC.
    Inventor: Long-Chang Jan
  • Patent number: 11203677
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides, among other things, surface coverings with a protective coat applied thereto a rubber material. As provided herein, in some embodiments, a surface covering has or includes an exposed surface that is no-wax. The present disclosure further provides methods of making, and methods of using. Such surface coverings have surprising and beneficial attributes. They are particularly advantageous as resistant to soiling and abrasion. These surface covering are also resistant to crumbling under load. Such surface coverings would be useful as flooring products with desirable properties. In particular, such abrasion and soil resistant surfaces could be useful as a rubber flooring product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: AMERICAN BILTRITE (CANADA) LTD.
    Inventors: Jean-Claude Mercier, Alexandre Proulx, Olivier Gagnon
  • Patent number: 10985351
    Abstract: A method of forming a package is provided and includes providing two laminate edge portions of the package, each of which includes a foil layer between first and second resin layers; and welding together the respective first resin layers at a first position spaced apart from the edges while not welding the respective first resin layers at the edges, wherein the edge portions include edges from which electrode terminals extend such that portions of the electrode terminals are exposed beyond the edges, and wherein the edge portions are between a sealing portion and exposed portions of positive and negative electrode terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhito Hatta, Mashio Shibuya
  • Patent number: 10894372
    Abstract: A contact welding heating component and to an automatic welding machine for plasticizing the edges of thermally fusible/meltable material sheets disposed so as to overlap at least partially. A roughening device for the material sheets, which is disposed upstream of the trailing-material edge of the heating component in the direction of movement of the contact welding heating component, protrudes beyond the upper side of the heating component and/or the lower side of the heating component, wherein the roughening device extends transversely to the direction of movement of the contact welding heating component, adjoining the trailing-material edge of the heating component, and includes a number of sharp-edged raised roughening elements extending in the direction of movement of the contact welding heating component, preferably having a variable height in the direction of movement of the contact welding heating component. The automatic welding machine includes a contact welding heat component thus designed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: LEISTER TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventors: Paul Röthlin, Roger Bürgler
  • Patent number: 10589473
    Abstract: A machine for welding an overlapped region of two adjacent strips of material and a method of using the same. The machine includes a housing with front and rear ends, a wheel train engaged with the housing for moving the housing across the material; a nozzle on the housing having a welding head at a free end; the nozzle being positionable at least partially beneath the housing's bottom wall for welding the overlapped region; front and rear pressure rollers engaged with the housing, where the front roller is positioned forwardly of the welding head and the rear roller is positioned rearwardly of the welding head; wherein the rear pressure roller applies pressure to the overlapped region when the wheel train moves the housing in a forward direction; and the front pressure roller applies pressure to the overlapped region when the wheel train moves the housing in a reverse direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Miller Weldmaster Corporation
    Inventor: Zachary J. Ralston
  • Patent number: 10555448
    Abstract: The component mounting device determines suction deviation (posture change) of the component from after suction of the component until prior to mounting of the component based on an immediately post-suction image which is acquired by imaging the suction nozzle from the side immediately after suction of the component and an immediately pre-mounting image that is acquired by imaging the suction nozzle from the side immediately prior to mounting of the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hidetoshi Kawai
  • Patent number: 10538356
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a film fitting head which holds a tubular film fitted on a mandrel in a stable position and can prevent the film from rotating and being displaced in a peripheral direction. The film fitting head (40) includes a mandrel (M) for receiving a tubular film (L) in a fitted state in a film supply position, feeding the tubular film in a film fitting position, and fitting the tubular film onto a body portion of a container. The mandrel (M) includes a film holding portion (85) provided above a lifting member (88) located in a standby position. An outer peripheral surface of the film holding portion (85) has a tapered surface that is tapered down toward a top, and an outer peripheral length of a lower end (85a) of the film holding portion (85) is set to be approximately equal to a peripheral length of the tubular film (L) in an open state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Fuji Seal International, Inc.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Ushidate, Yasuyuki Kawauchi
  • Patent number: 10518497
    Abstract: A protective packaging formation device is disclosed herein. The device includes an inflation assembly that directs fluid between first and second overlapping plies of a web material. The device also includes a sealing mechanism that includes an arcuate web-support surface. The web-support surface includes a heater that defines a heating zone that is operable to heat the plies to create a longitudinal heat seal that seals the first and second plies together as the web is driven over the heating zone in a downstream direction. The web-support surface also includes a cooling zone disposed downstream of the heating zone operable to allow the heated plies to cool at the longitudinal heat seal as the web is driven over the heating zone in a downstream direction, such that the cooled longitudinal heat seal retains the fluid between the plies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: PREGIS INNOVATIVE PACKAGING LLC
    Inventors: Thomas D. Wetsch, Stephen J. Milchuck
  • Patent number: 10464264
    Abstract: A mandrel wheel for producing packages is illustrated and described, including: a mandrel wheel shaft having a central axis, a plurality of mandrels attached to the mandrel wheel shaft, an inflow for a coolant and an outflow for the coolant. The mandrels form at least one mandrel group, the mandrels of which are arranged in a plane perpendicular to the central axis of the mandrel wheel shaft. Each mandrel has a hollow space for the coolant, which is connected to an inlet and to an outlet separate from it. At least one distribution element is provided, which connects all inlets of a mandrel group to the inflow and which connects all outlets of the same mandrel group to the outflow, so that the mandrels can be cooled more effectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: SIG Technology AG
    Inventor: Michael Heil
  • Patent number: 10421885
    Abstract: A system for protecting a surface of a substrate includes a protective film, which is configured to be applied and secured to the surface, as well as a backing on an adherent surface of the protective film and an application tape over an exterior surface of the protective film. Protruding features, such as tabs, adjacent to different peripheral edges of the protective film may enable removal of the backing and the application tape from the protective film, and may include features that indicate the order in which each protruding feature is to be grasped to peel its corresponding element away from the protective film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: ZAGG Intellectual Property Holding Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Jim A. Colby, Gregory E. Booth, Jonathan B. Benson, Derek M. Smith, James McGuire
  • Patent number: 10413985
    Abstract: A controller and a control method for a hot air blower used in the field of solder reworking. The controller allows a user to change the control parameters effectively while using the hot air blower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Hakko Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshitomo Teraoka, Hitoshi Takeuchi, Yasumasa Igi, Kenta Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10401778
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming section that forms an image on a continuous medium, a transport unit that transports the continuous medium, and a detection unit that detects breakage of the continuous medium transported by the transport unit from a transport state of the continuous medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Hayashi, Yuki Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 10189232
    Abstract: An electronic device manufacturing apparatus includes a conveyer, a plurality of heaters, gas supply source, narrow path part, and a plurality of guide parts. The conveyer conveys a work to which an uncured conductive adhesive agent is applied. The narrow path part includes a narrow path formed along a locus in which the conductive adhesive agent passes. The guide parts which guide the inert gas to feed into the narrow path include gas dispersion members which store the heat of the heaters and disperse the inert gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: NHK SPRING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Shimoda, Masaru Inoue
  • Patent number: 10160176
    Abstract: An apparatus configured to dispense a plurality of connected inflatable structures is provided. The apparatus may include a motor which is configured to advance a dispensing device to thereby advance the connected inflatable structures. A sensor is configured to detect a pulling force applied to the dispensing device and configured to output a signal corresponding to the pulling force. A controller is configured to receive the signal and output a control signal to direct the motor to advance the dispensing device in response to the signal to thereby dispense the connected inflatable structures. A related system includes the apparatus in addition to an inflation device configured to inflate the connected inflatable structures and an accumulation bin configured to store the connected inflatable structures. A related method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Sealed Air Corporation (US)
    Inventors: Laurence Sperry, Christopher DiTonno, Jason LePine
  • Patent number: 10150272
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an air bag machine. The operational steps of the machine mainly includes: first, placing bag film on a main body, and extending one end of the bag film to pass through a sealing device and material pulling module in sequence. Subsequently, the bag film is pulled to the rear end by the material pulling module when air filling is carried out to the bag film, and at the same time, the bag film is cut to form a hole entrance by a cutting element so as to facilitate filling air into the bag film Thereafter, the sealing device is used to seal the hole entrance to complete the sealing of the finished bag film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventor: Tung-Lung Chiang
  • Patent number: 10081449
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device (11) for the labelling of individual products (2), in particular packages or goods, with a feed device (3) for transporting a respective product (2) along a transport path, with a label dispensing device (4) for providing a label (5), and with a label application device (6) with a blowing head (7) for applying the label (5) to the surface of the product (2), wherein the blowing head (7) has a blowing head housing (8) with a pressure chamber (9), wherein the blowing head housing (8) has a housing part (10) with a plurality of housing openings (11) on the side facing towards the feed device (3), which connect the interior of the pressure chamber (9) to the environment of the blowing head housing (8), and through which a compressed air pulse directed in a blow-off direction (A) from the housing openings (11) towards the feed device (3) can escape, wherein the pressure chamber (9) has a compressed air connection (12) for the introduction of compressed air into the pressur
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: ESPERA-WERKE GmbH
    Inventors: Winfried Vicktorius, Ulrich Jung
  • Patent number: 10029407
    Abstract: Nozzle is provided for heat sealing, as well as methods of use thereof. Nozzle includes blade with leading edge and trailing edge having an opening for air to exit. Opening communicates with hot air tool through internal channel of blade and bore of attachment for nozzle. Blade may be bent to improve interposition of blade between material(s) to be seamed or sealed. Linear edges, curvilinear edges, stepped edges, or any combination thereof, define air exit opening. Nozzle directs hot air downstream from nozzle and perpendicular to nozzle's trailing edge. With blade interposed between material(s), hot air is directed parallel to direction of flow of material(s) in process flow. Hot air heats material(s) to a fusion temperature, or a thermoset to its activation temperature, provided along a forming region of seal or seam. Compressive force applied to material downstream from nozzle assists contact of melted material to form seal or seam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Big Heart Pet, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Cloud, Nicholas E. Thornton, Ronald L. Stanke, Gary Chisholm
  • Patent number: 10012853
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a flexible substrate bonding method and, more particularly, to a bonding method for bonding a flexible substrate to a carrier substrate in order to facilitate handling of the flexible substrate. To this end, the present invention provides a flexible substrate bonding method comprising: a substrate preparation step for preparing a carrier substrate and a flexible substrate; and a bonding step for bonding the carrier substrate to the flexible substrate, which rotates by being wound around a rotation roll, while moving the carrier substrate by a transfer unit, wherein the bonding step includes bringing one edge of the flexible substrate into contact with the carrier substrate, and then gradually bonding the flexible substrate to the carrier substrate in a direction from one side to the other side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Corning Precision Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gyung Soo Kang, Bo Kyung Kong, Eun Heui Choi, Young Seon Park, Woo Jin Lee
  • Patent number: 10011411
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a plastic pouch or bag comprising a front wall, a rear wall, an opening and a bottom. The front wall and/or the rear wall have at least three layers, wherein the at least three-layered front wall and/or the at least three-layered rear wall comprise one first layer (inner layer), at least one second layer (intermediate layer) and one third layer (outer layer). The first layer faces the inside of the pouch or bag in relation to the second layer and/or forms the inner side, wherein the at least one second layer is arranged between the first and third layer and comprises or consists of a plastic film, and wherein the third layer faces the outside of the pouch or bag in relation to the second layer and/or forms the outer side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Papier-Mettler KG
    Inventor: Patrick Eberhard
  • Patent number: 9987791
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the present invention, an adhesive sheet material application device is disclosed, which includes a roller support bar, a handle, and a roller, where the handle and the roller are connected to the roller support bar, a portion of the handle is parallel to the roller, and the roller is rotatable. In another aspect of the present invention, a second handle is connected to the roller support bar and the second handle has a strap. According to another aspect of the present invention, a method of using the adhesive sheet material application device is disclosed, which includes securing a portion of adhesive sheet material to a surface, applying the adhesive sheet material to the surface with the adhesive sheet material application device, and regressing and eradicating bubbles between the adhesive sheet material and surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Calman, Kathryn S. Calman
  • Patent number: 9809335
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for sealing a bag made of a polymeric material by applying heat activated layers on different portions of the bag, wherein the first adhesive layer and the second adhesive layer have respective heat activation temperatures below the softening point temperature of the polymeric material; after creasing the bag along a fold line, applying heat at a temperature below the softening point temperature of the polymeric material to activate the first adhesive layer and the second adhesive layer to adhesive states after the bag has been filled with contents; and folding the bag to form an adhesive-to adhesive seal by contact between the heat activated first adhesive layer and the heat activated second adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Coating Excellence International LLC
    Inventor: Mark E. Jansen
  • Patent number: 9751231
    Abstract: A polarizing film cutting knife includes a body portion extending in a first direction, and a knife portion connected to the body portion. The knife portion includes a first surface and a second surface. The first and second surfaces form a first angle. The first angle is about 21.8 to 22.2 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong-Wook Kim, Hyun-Hun Jang, Sung-Ho Kang
  • Patent number: 9724905
    Abstract: A hot gas generation device with which a gas flow, for example, an air flow, is heated. This device is used for heating an edge band or another coating material, in particular an adhesive layer provided on this coating material. In this way, the coating material is prepared for being applied to a (wooden) work piece, which may, for example, be plate-shaped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: HOMAG HOLZBEARBEITUNGSSYSTEME GMBH
    Inventors: Reiner Gotz, Johannes Schmid
  • Patent number: 9676141
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the apparatus and methods are configured to make containers such as disposable reinforced cups using reinforcing members configured to be respectively attached to cups. The apparatus and method of various embodiments of the present disclosure sequentially heat different or selective portions of the heat activated adhesive on the reinforcing member at multiple sequential stages, steps or times to attach the reinforcing member to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Pactiv LLC
    Inventors: Dimitri Stamatiou, Shawn L. Petera, Evan L. Ryan
  • Patent number: 9597863
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the present invention, an adhesive sheet material application device is disclosed, which includes a roller support bar, a handle, and a roller, where the handle and the roller are connected to the roller support bar, a portion of the handle is parallel to the roller, and the roller is rotatable. In another aspect of the present invention, a second handle is connected to the roller support bar and the second handle has a strap. According to another aspect of the present invention, a method of using the adhesive sheet material application device is disclosed, which includes securing a portion of adhesive sheet material to a surface, applying the adhesive sheet material to the surface with the adhesive sheet material application device, and regressing and eradicating bubbles between the adhesive sheet material and surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Calman, Kathryn S. Calman
  • Patent number: 9416503
    Abstract: Drying apparatus for drying a road surface prior to laying down asphalt includes an air jet for pushing liquid away from a road surface, and a heater for drying the road surface. The air jet removes standing water from the road surface and the dryer evaporates any residual moisture on the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Inventor: Isaac Sargent
  • Patent number: 9388835
    Abstract: A method of connecting parts relative to one another includes the steps of providing a first part, the first part having an opening; providing a second part, the second part having thermoplastic material in a solid state; arranging the first part and the second part relative to one another, so that the second part reaches into the opening, while a volume with an undercut is defined in the opening; causing a mechanical pressure and mechanical energy to act on the second part until at least a part of the thermoplastic material is caused to liquefy and to fill the volume; and causing the thermoplastic material to re-solidify, thereby anchoring the second part in the first part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: WOODWELDING AG
    Inventors: Jörg Mayer, Mario Lehmann, Andreas Wenger
  • Patent number: 9371623
    Abstract: The invention relates to apparatus and methods and kits for constructing walls such as diaphragm walls comprising one or more panels and walls so constructed. In particular the invention relates to apparatus, methods and diaphragm walls having a guideway along a height of a first wall of a pane). More particularly, the invention relates to an apparatus for constructing a diaphragm wall comprising: a guideway tube along a height of a first wall of a first concrete panel; a sacrificial wall element in the guideway tube that extends along the tube and about a portion of a periphery of the tube; a cutting mechanism for cutting along the height of a first wall of the first concrete panel, the cutting mechanism being arranged to cut along the height of the wall of the first concrete panel and along the sacrificial wall element of the guideway tube so as to cut away at least part of the sacrificial wall element of the guideway tube along at least part of the height of the first wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: CCMJ SYSTEMS LTD
    Inventor: John William Coupland
  • Patent number: 9302279
    Abstract: The invention relates to nozzle arrangement (1) for edge strip applying device for supplying hot air to an edge strip (2) which is adhesive-free and heat activateable, with nozzle body (3) with air inlet channel (20, 21) connectable to hot air generator to feed pressurized hot air to nozzle body (3), at least two groups (4a, 4b, 4c) of air outlet openings (40), wherein the air outlet openings (40) are formed on air outlet surface (30) of nozzle body (3) at distance from one another in vertical direction, the outlet surface facing edge strip (2), and fluidically connected to at least one air inlet channel (20, 21) such that two groups (4a, 4b, 4c) are spaced from one another in advancing direction of edge strip (2) and hot air fed to the nozzle body (3) discharges out of the air openings (4) and supplied to edge strip (2) functional layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Inventor: Holger Kluge
  • Patent number: 9254631
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a lamination apparatus including: a mechanism configured to transport a belt-like flexible substrate including a transfer layer and a supporting layer layered on each other; a mechanism configured to transport a sheet-like rigid substrate; a mechanism configured to coat adhesive to the transfer layer while transporting the belt-like flexible substrate; a mechanism configured to cut the transfer layer having the adhesive coated thereon into a sheet while transporting the belt-like flexible substrate; and a mechanism configured to laminate the transfer layer cut out into the sheet to the rigid substrate through the adhesive while transporting the belt-like flexible substrate and the sheet-like rigid substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shin Akasaka, Satoshi Kumon
  • Patent number: 9163409
    Abstract: A thermal shingle sealing apparatus for use in cool weather installations of thermally-activated shingles, the apparatus comprising a heat source having a fuel source, a burner, an ignition means adapted to light fuel from the fuel source to produce heat, and a controller adapted to regulate the heat produced; a heat disperser including an enclosure defining a cavity therein adapted to disperse heat from the heat source onto shingles; a chassis having a frame, and at least one wheel, whereby, the apparatus is placed on a roof atop the asphalt shingles and heat is applied to the shingles to activate the sealant, thereby bonding the shingles to one another in the cool temperatures providing nearly instant wind protection to the building owner in lieu of waiting for heat activation from the sun sufficiently to activate sealant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Inventors: John B Hardin, III, Tim Pool, John Hardin, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9016343
    Abstract: An apparatus for welding a tubular lining of a wastewater pipe includes a retainer for the butt-jointed longitudinal edges, which are to be welded, of a plastic panel bent to form a pipe, and a welding apparatus. The retainer includes one respective clamping device for each edge formed by a stationary clamping bar on the outside of the pipe and a movable clamping bar on the inside of the pipe which is connected to an actuating drive. The stationary clamping bars are located opposite of one another with respect to the butt joint between the two longitudinal edges while leaving a gap open. At least one of the two movable clamping bars forms a stop for one longitudinal edge of the plastic panel in a position placed against the associated stationary clamping bar. A guide is provided along the gap between the stationary clamping bars for the welding device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: Johann Schluesselbauer
  • Publication number: 20150101750
    Abstract: A bonding apparatus of fuel cell stack includes a lower heat plate provided at one side of a gas diffusion layer provided at both sides of a membrane electrode assembly, the lower heat plate supplying heat to the gas diffusion layer and including a steam supply line for supplying steam to the gas diffusion layer. An upper heat plate is provided at the other side of a gas diffusion layer, the upper heat plate supplying heat to the gas diffusion layer and including a steam supply line for supplying steam to the gas diffusion layer. A controller controls a supply time of the heat and steam to the lower heat plate and the upper heat plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Junghan YU, Kook Il HAN
  • Patent number: 9004135
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of bonding a first wafer onto a second wafer by molecular adhesion, the method comprising applying a point of initiation of a bonding wave between the first and second wafers, the method further comprising projecting a gas stream between the first wafer and the second wafer generally toward the point of initiation of the bonding wave while the bonding wave is propagating between the wafers. The invention also provides a bonding apparatus for carrying out the bonding method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Soitec
    Inventors: Arnaud Castex, Marcel Broekaart
  • Patent number: 8999089
    Abstract: A machine for making an impermeable join between two panels made of three-layer or two-layer textile material including at least an internal layer, already joined along a joining line by way of a stitching operation, simple or complex, or by ultrasound joining or other, includes first movement element able to move the textile material in a direction of feed and impermeabilization element able to achieve the impermeabilization along said joining line and including second movement element able to move an impermeable tape for hot taping with adhesive, in order to determine the hot application and welding on the internal layer along the joining line. The impermeabilization element also comprise heating element suitable to effect a cauterization of the material of the internal layer and positionable directly upstream of the second movement element in the direction of feed, so that the hot taping can be effected immediately after the cauterization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: MACPI S.p.A. Pressing Division
    Inventor: Giovanni Cartabbia
  • Patent number: 8986475
    Abstract: A transfer label machine has a post treatment station for exposing newly applied labels to heat in order to finish and gloss out the label. The heat is applied through a nozzle coupled to a hot air supply system that includes a blower, ductwork, and a heating element disposed in the airflow. A temperature probe measures temperature of the air flow and an IR sensor measures the resulting temperature of containers on which the labels have been applied. A programmable logic controller (PLC) is programmed with proportional integral derivative (PID) algorithms to control the blower speed and the heating element to provide the appropriate amount of heat for the labeling or processing speed at which the labeling machine is operating. A vision system can confirm the quality of label after the post treatment heating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: MCC-Norwood, LLC
    Inventors: Bruce A. Ense, John T. Martin
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8926778
    Abstract: A manufacturing apparatus for an organic light emitting diode (OLED) display includes a stage mounted with an organic light emitting display panel and a supporting substrate of the organic light emitting display panel, a porous sheet attachable to and detachable from a thin film encapsulation layer of the organic light emitting display panel, and a porous sheet attaching/detaching apparatus configured to be separable from the organic light emitting display panel and to attach and detach the porous sheet to and from the thin film encapsulation layer of the organic light emitting display panel. The porous sheet attaching/detaching apparatus is configured to remove an attaching/detaching gas from between the porous sheet and the thin film encapsulation layer to attach the porous sheet to the thin film encapsulation layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jun Namkung
  • Publication number: 20140374002
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for cutting and sealing a moving length of a fabric by heating, sealing, and finally cutting the fabric in a linear process to form an even, fused edge. The fabric undergoes a sequence of manipulations efficacious for cutting and sealing the fabric to a desired pattern and edge width. The method and apparatus help to minimize frayed edges on the fabric by bonding and fusing the fibers prior to cutting. The fabric is initially drawn through the apparatus in a predetermined pattern, such as a window blind. A heating portion directs a hot gas onto a section of the fiber desired for creating the edges. The heated section is compressed under a seal, which helps fuse perpendicular and parallel cross sections of fibers. The newly sealed section is then immediately cut with a cutting portion to form at least one fused edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Lin
  • Patent number: 8887782
    Abstract: A membrane applying apparatus comprises a wheeled frame adapted to ride on a surface to be covered with the membrane. The rear end of the wheeled frame is generally configured to support a roll of membrane. The apparatus also comprises a roller support frame pivotally mounted to the wheeled frame at the rear end thereof. The roller support frame pivotally supports an idler roller and a pressing roller for respectively guiding and pressing the membrane as the membrane is unrolled during its application. The roller support frame is pivotable between an operative position in which the idler roller and pressing roller respectively guides and presses the membrane, and an inoperative position. In the inoperative position, the roller support frame is pivoted substantially upwardly, thereby providing access to the rear end of the wheeled frame to allow the installation or removal of the roll of membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventor: Robert Bessette
  • Publication number: 20140326413
    Abstract: A hot gas generation device with which a gas flow, for example, an air flow, is heated. This device is used for heating an edge band or another coating material, in particular an adhesive layer provided on this coating material. In this way, the coating material is prepared for being applied to a (wooden) work piece, which may, for example, be plate-shaped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Reiner Gotz, Johannes Schmid
  • Patent number: 8833421
    Abstract: A device for welding plastic sheets using of hot gas heated in a tubular conduit through which an electric current flows. The device has at least one gas inlet and several gas outlet openings the electrical resistance of which changes depending on the temperature. At least one metal strip is electrically connected to the tubular conduit in the segment of the tubular conduit which is provided with the gas outlet openings in order to influence the temperature differences of the hot gas flows exiting the individual gas outlet openings. The segment of the tubular conduit provided with the gas outlet openings is located between two gas inlet openings which are arranged at an axial distance. At least one metal strip is attached in the central area of this segment of the tubular conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: TOSS GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Ramon Toss
  • Patent number: 8828170
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the apparatus and methods are configured to make containers such as disposable reinforced cups using reinforcing members configured to be respectively attached to cups. The apparatus and method of various embodiments of the present disclosure sequentially heat different or selective portions of the heat activated adhesive on the reinforcing member at multiple sequential stages, steps or times to attach the reinforcing member to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Pactiv LLC
    Inventors: Dimitri Stamatiou, Shawn L. Petera, Evan L. Ryan
  • Publication number: 20140220287
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for manufacturing a label laminate. The method includes forming at least one water based adhesive layer on a belt, drying said at least one water based adhesive layer on the belt, unwinding a first material layer, unwinding a second material layer, attaching said at least one dried water based adhesive layer to the surface of the first material layer, and laminating the first material layer comprising at least one water based adhesive layer together with the second material layer in order to form the label laminate. The invention also relates to a label laminate and to a system for manufacturing a label laminate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: UPM RAFLATAC OY
    Inventors: Risto H. Jokinen, Jorma Henttonen, Jan-Erik Forsstrom, Sampo Pynnönen, Kai Heinonen