With Work Cooling Means Patents (Class 156/498)
  • Patent number: 10343800
    Abstract: An ultrasonic sealing apparatus for paper packages achieves more stable ultrasonic sealing by cooling the horn during ultrasonic sealing which would otherwise be unstable due to heat imparted to a horn by continuous sealing. An end portion of a horn of a casing that includes the horn and a converter, or the horn, a booster and the converter is cooled by supplying air to a frame portion exposed toward an anvil side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noritaka Yuhara, Yuichiro Yasuda
  • Patent number: 10232579
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and systems for applying a second-piece material to a paperboard cutout that includes a conveyor belt used for transporting the paperboard cutouts, a vacuum belt, at least two metering rolls, a first roller and second roller in a spaced apart and planar relationship, a nip roller positioned adjacent the second roller, and a cutting device. The vacuum belt proceeds over the first roller and the at least two metering rolls meter the second-piece material thereon, the vacuum belt proceeds through a valley between the first roller and second roller, at a predetermined time, the nip roller continues to pull the vacuum belt and the metering rolls pull back slightly and pulling the second-piece material taught and causing the second-piece material to contact the cutting device, and thus cutting the second-piece material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventor: Jeffrey Allen Shaffer
  • Patent number: 10161679
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a veneer dryer system and methods of constructing, relocating, and replacing veneer dryers and other constructs such as lumber kilns, machinery, and processing lines or parts thereof. Embodiments of a veneer dryer system may include a track and a veneer dryer movably coupled with the track. The track may extend between the desired location of the veneer dryer and a construction location. Movers may be coupled with the track at the construction location. The veneer dryer may be partially or fully constructed on the movers and moved to the desired location for use. A pre-existing veneer dryer at the desired location may remain operational during the construction and removed before the new veneer dryer is moved into place, substantially reducing downtime and costs as compared to prior methods of replacing veneer dryers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: USNR, LLC
    Inventors: Clinton Spangler, Conrad Bullion
  • Patent number: 9808379
    Abstract: A pull-on garment (1) includes an outer cover (3) forming an outer surface of the garment, both lateral side edge portions of the outer cover in a front body portion F and both lateral side edge portions of the outer cover in a back body portion R being joined to each other to form a pair of side seals (4), a waist opening (8), and a pair of leg openings (9). Each of the side seals (4) includes a seal edge portion (41) where the edge portion (3F) of the outer cover (3) in the front body portion F and the edge portion of the outer cover (3) in the back body portion R are bonded to each other by a continuous linear fusion-bonded portion (40) extending in a longitudinal direction of the side seal (4). In a cross-section orthogonal to a direction in which the side seal (4) extends, the fusion-bonded portion (40) includes a narrow section (4F) which is formed at a middle portion thereof in the thickness direction Q and of which a width W along the inner-to-outer direction P is small.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinji Hamamoto, Koji Imai
  • Patent number: 9725212
    Abstract: A bag contains polysilicon, has been welded and includes at least one weld seam and a polyethylene film having: a thickness of 150-900 ?m; a stiffness at a flexural modulus Fmax of 300-2000 mN and Ft of 100-1300 mN; a fracture force F determined by dynamic penetration testing of 200-1500 N; a fracture energy Ws of 2-30 J; a penetration energy Wtot of 2.2-30 J; a film tensile stress at 15% longitudinal and transverse elongation of 9-50 MPa; an Elmendorf longitudinal film tear resistance of 10-60 cN; an Elmendorf transverse film tear resistance of 18-60 cN; a longitudinal film elongation at break of 300-2000%; a transverse film elongation at break of 450-3000%; and a weld seam strength of 25-150 N/15 mm. A method includes filling a bag with polysilicon, and welding by pulse sealing with contact pressure greater than 0.01 N/mm2 to obtain a 25-150 N/15 mm weld seam strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Wacker Chemie AG
    Inventor: Hanns Wochner
  • Patent number: 9669579
    Abstract: A method for forming a structural member and a structural member produced thereby includes positioning a first composite section and a second composite section within a tool. The tool has an inner surface and a wall intersection and is supported by a tool platform. The tool platform and a pressure platform are relatively movable between an open position and a closed position. The tool has a non-planar outer surface against which the member may be pressed. A composite splice member is positioned at least partially overlapping both the first composite section and the second composite section to form a joint in the composite structural member. The composite structural member is pressed against the non-planar outer surface of the tool by applying pressure to the joint from a pressure bladder. Heat is applied to the composite structural member at the joint to cure the composite splice member to the first composite section and the second composite section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: William T. Kline, Charles J. Nelson, Thang D. Phung, Curtis M. Groth, Robert G. Meyer, Peter J. VanVoast, Charles Y. Hu, Geoffrey A. Butler, Dan D. Day, Thomas J. Kennedy, Luis A. Perla, Richard A. Ransom, Justin L. Holland, Erik Lund, Joseph F. Warren
  • Patent number: 9573343
    Abstract: A building panel (1) including a water resistant core (5) including thermoplastic material 21 and a surface layer (4) including thermosetting resins. Also, production methods to form a board material (1?) with a dry blend of thermoplastic particles 21a in powder form and fillers in powder form and to apply a surface layer (4) with a hot-hot lamination process to a core (5) including such board material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: CERALOC INNOVATION AB
    Inventor: Darko Pervan
  • Patent number: 9486366
    Abstract: A method is provided to attach a grip tab along an edge of a carrier layer of a film dressing web, which includes a film layer coated with adhesive on a first side and a carrier layer releasably attached to the film layer on an opposed second side. The method includes choosing a material for the carrier layer that is heat welding incompatible with the film layer, feeding the web in a machine direction, applying a first strip of a material that is heat welding compatible with the carrier layer along part of an edge portion of the web extending parallel to the machine direction, and affixing the first strip to the carrier layer while simultaneously cutting away an outermost part of the web with the first strip applied thereto by passing the web through an ultrasonic welding device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Mölnlycke Health Care AB
    Inventor: Ulf Johannison
  • Patent number: 9242748
    Abstract: A device and method are disclosed for forming air filled cushions. The device includes a drive mechanism to move inflatable tubing through the apparatus, and an injector, optionally including an outlet, located continuously within, or within a portion of, the tubing. This arrangement can permit the formation of air filled cushions in a continuous stream. Also disclosed is a roll of plastic tubing that is sealed transversely at a succession of intervals, with each pair of seals stopping just short of a longitudinal center line of the tubing. Such tubing might be used in conjunction with the apparatus, the central gap between the seals allowing passage of the injector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: PREGIS INNOVATIVE PACKAGING LLC
    Inventors: John Stuart Greenwood, Neil Glynn Price
  • Patent number: 9079361
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for welding and separating a packaging material (4) for a package, comprising an ultrasonic welding device (2) with a sonotrode (3) and an anvil (5) for sealing the packaging material (4), wherein the sonotrode (3) is rotatable about a first axis of rotation (X) and the anvil (5) is rotatable about a second axis of rotation (Y), and a cutting device (6) with at least one blade (7) for separating the packaging material (4), which device is arranged in the anvil (5), wherein the at least one blade (7) is arranged on the anvil (5) in such a way that a minimum distance (5) between the sonotrode (3) and a cutting edge (8) of the blade (7) is maintained, and so the packaging material (4) can be severed without any contact between the sonotrode (3) and the blade (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Juergen Ippers, Ulrich Wieduwilt
  • Patent number: 9044925
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (14) for laminating a film-tape-like multilayer thermoplastic film arrangement (1), according to the invention comprising heatable press plates (8.1, 8.2) and cooling surfaces (10), wherein a width of said press plates (8.1, 8.2) and cooling surfaces (10) is greater than or equal to a width of the film arrangement (1), wherein the film arrangement (1) is arranged in the position thereof relative to the press plates (8.1, 8.2) such that press plate edges (20) lie at the grid center (5.1) and the cooling surfaces (10) are arranged with a distance up to 3 mm next to a press plate edge (20) and beginning in the same grid (5), wherein a length of the cooling surfaces (10) is greater than or equal to a length of the press plates (8.1, 8.2), wherein one press plate (8.1, 8.2) and one cooling surface (10) are respectively arranged on both sides of the film arrangement (1), wherein the press plates (8.1, 8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: SMARTRAC IP B.V.
    Inventor: Manfred Michalk
  • Publication number: 20150107777
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for transporting or delivering elastomeric emitters and inserting elastomeric emitters into drip line are disclosed herein, and more particularly, to methods and apparatus for manufacturing drip line to form an irrigation assembly or system. In one form, the apparatus comprises a feeder, conveyor, emitter drive mechanism and guide bar for insertion into an extruder to bond the elastomeric emitter to an inner surface of the extruded tube. Friction reducing apparatus and methods are further disclosed as well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Berj Zakarian, Raymond P. Feith, Mark Richard Edris, Mark M. Ensworth
  • Patent number: 9005385
    Abstract: A bonding apparatus according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure includes a first holding unit, a second holding unit, a first cooling mechanism, a second cooling mechanism, a third heating mechanism and a fourth heating mechanism. The first holding unit has a first heating mechanism and holds a first substrate. The second holding unit has a second heating mechanism and holds a second substrate. The pressing mechanism contacts and presses the first substrate and the second substrate. The first cooling mechanism cools the first substrate through the first holding unit. The second cooling mechanism cools the second substrate through the second holding unit. The third heating mechanism heats the first cooling mechanism. The fourth heating mechanism heats the second cooling mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Norio Wada, Goro Furutani, Satoshi Ookawa
  • Publication number: 20150034229
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sonotrode (100; 100?; 100?), comprising a sonotrode body (10; 10?; 10?), which has at least one contact region (12; 12?; 12?) for applying high-frequency mechanical vibrations, introduced at at least one introduction region (14; 14?; 14?) of the sonotrode body (10; 10?; 10?) by a vibration unit, to at least one workpiece (200; 200?; 200?) or material or to a further tool acting thereon, and a heat dissipation device, by means of which heat can be dissipated from the contact region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Marco Ochs
  • Publication number: 20150027622
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing an interior covering part (P) with a carrier component (1) of a fibre moulding material, in particular a natural fibre moulding material, and a decorative film (2), comprising the steps: in a first press tool (20) with two tool halves (22a, 22b), carrying out a first pressing together and forming of a semi-finished product (11) provided for forming the substrate (1) and of a semi-finished product (12) provided for forming the decorative layer (2) subject to forming a texture of a first surface of the decorative layer (2) and because of this forming an intermediate product (Z1, Z2) with a first forming state; and cooling down a decorative layer portion of the intermediate products (Z1, Z2), in a second press tool (70), forming a method end product (P; Z11, Z12; Z21, Z22) with a second forming state, and device (V) for producing an interior covering part (P) with a carrier component (1) and a decorative layer (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Friedhelm Kastell
  • Publication number: 20150016083
    Abstract: A multi-layer aluminum nitride ceramic, multi-heating element substrate is provided for forming electrical bonds between integrated circuits and an interposer structure using a thermocompression bonding process. The individually energizable heater element traces can be run through common regions of the heater surface platform. A network of cooling vias can be run through other parts of the substrate. The traces are then separately controlled and energized during a predetermined routine resulting in a temperature profile that maintains a substantially constant temperature plateau phase near a reflow temperature, and a more uniform temperature across the spaced apart surface regions of the heater substrate, thus imparting a more precisely uniform heating to the parts being bonded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Stephen P. Nootens, Frank J. Polese, Christopher H. Bateman, Soren Dinescu, Casey C. Clausen, William L. Bradbury, Donald Bachelder
  • Patent number: 8925608
    Abstract: A bonding head for mounting semiconductor chips on a substrate comprises a bonding head body and a suction member formed of a single piece. The elements necessary for heating, cooling and monitoring the temperature of the suction member are all integrated into the suction member, so that neither the heating nor the cooling elements are separated from the semiconductor chip by a surface preventing the heat transfer. The bonding head body contains only the elements necessary for supplying the suction member with electrical power and with the cooling medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Besi Switzerland AG
    Inventor: Andreas Mayr
  • Publication number: 20140360660
    Abstract: An automated manufacturing method of balloons and sheet based articles includes layering a second sheet over a first sheet, the layered first and second sheets form a first layer section. The first layer section is moved relative to a cutting and joining assembly. The first layer section is cut and joined into article sections with the cutting and joining assembly. Cutting and joining includes scribing the cutting and joining assembly along a scribing line across the moving first layer section, and joining the first article portions of the first and second sheets along the scribing line with the cutting and joining assembly to form a first plurality of article sections. Cutting and joining further includes cutting the first layer section according to scribing and moving along the scribing line, each of the first and second sheets cut into the first article portions facing each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Greig Stovall Latham, Michael Scott Smith
  • Patent number: 8900397
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide an apparatus to manufacture joined laminated media and a method therefor. The joined laminated media that are manufactured from the membrane materials and that are joined by being pressed have no displacement, deformation of the membrane materials, or any defect in joining the boundary faces of the laminated materials, and are efficiently manufactured in a good yield. The apparatus can manufacture a joined laminated-media where the laminated media are placed in the housing space (S) that is formed by a pair of endless belts (15a, 15b) and the sealing member (24). The laminated media are then transported in a state where the laminated media are fixed by the pair of endless belts (15a, 15b) that are closely attached to the laminated media because the air is discharged from the housing space (S) through the discharge holes (17) and they are joined by being pressed in the hot-press section (11) and cold-press section (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: I. Sintokogio, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiko Nagasaka, Shogo Nakajima, Takayuki Nozawa, Osamu Sugino, Ikuto Mishima
  • Publication number: 20140329341
    Abstract: A bonding method according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure includes a first holding processing, a second holding processing, a temporary bonding processing, a temperature increasing processing and a main bonding processing. In the first holding processing, a target substrate is held. In the second holding processing, a glass substrate held by electrostatic adsorption. In the temporary bonding processing, the target substrate and the glass substrate are temporarily bonded with a pressing force lower than a predetermined pressing force at a temperature lower than a predetermined temperature. In the temperature increasing processing, while releasing the electrostatic adsorption of the glass substrate at the same time as or after the temporary bonding, the temperature is increased to the predetermined temperature. In the main bonding processing, a main bonding of the target substrate and the glass substrate is performed with the predetermined pressing force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Goro Furutani, Norio Wada, Satoshi Ookawa
  • Publication number: 20140318711
    Abstract: A bonding apparatus according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure includes a first holding unit, a second holding unit, a first cooling mechanism, a second cooling mechanism, a third heating mechanism and a fourth heating mechanism. The first holding unit has a first heating mechanism and holds a first substrate. The second holding unit has a second heating mechanism and holds a second substrate. The pressing mechanism contacts and presses the first substrate and the second substrate. The first cooling mechanism cools the first substrate through the first holding unit. The second cooling mechanism cools the second substrate through the second holding unit. The third heating mechanism heats the first cooling mechanism. The fourth heating mechanism heats the second cooling mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Norio Wada, Goro Furutani, Satoshi Ookawa
  • Patent number: 8863804
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device for coating a workpiece, which comprises at least a deflector means for feeding a material web, downstream of which a pressure means for applying the material web to workpiece surface is arranged, wherein preferred pressure and deflector means comprise cylinders, rollers and/or shoes, wherein the device further comprises at least an energy source, the point of action of which lies in the region of the pressure means, in particular in a region of the pressure means which contacts the material web at least in portions. The device is configured to apply the material web onto the workpiece surface in the inline and/or offline method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Homag Holzbearbeitungssysteme AG
    Inventor: Achim Gauss
  • Publication number: 20140234586
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing a heat retaining multi-ply textile includes an adhesive tank; a lower drive roll partially submerged in the tank; an upper drive roll including spaced, longitudinal projections wherein the projections contact the lower drive roll to bring the adhesive onto the projections; two opposite driven rolls; a first supply spool for moving a continuous upper textile sheet wherein the continuous upper textile sheet moves to have its underside contacted the longitudinal projections when passing the upper drive roll before moves to a joining line of the driven rolls; a second supply spool for moving a continuous lower textile sheet to the joining line of the driven rolls wherein the continuous lower and upper textile sheets are pressed toward each other to form compartments; and an oven for heating in order to produce the production. Down migration can be avoided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: CHIEN HUA CHEN, YU LIANG GU, CHAO KUEI LEE, JAI CHENG LIU, JUN DAI, BEN CHENG LU, WEI WEI WANG
  • Publication number: 20140102616
    Abstract: A method of die bonding, the method has steps of: heating a substrate to a predetermined temperature; sucking at least one die, the at least one die with a base temperature, the base temperature being less than the predetermined temperature; the at least one die bonding on the substrate; cooling the substrate with the bonded die; and moving the substrate with the bonded die to a loading and unloading position, heating another substrate to a predetermined temperature, and repeating the said steps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Weng-Jung LU, Wen-Hsien WU, Chun-Hsien SU
  • Publication number: 20140069989
    Abstract: The embodiments of the invention provide a semiconductor chip mounting methods to prevent the occurrence of particles created while mounting a thin semiconductor chip onto a substrate. A semiconductor chip having conductive bumps on its main surface is held by its back via an elastic film using a suction tool having a plurality of suction holes, the semiconductor chip is positioned against a substrate provided with connection wires corresponding to said conductive bumps, and the semiconductor chip is mounted onto the substrate in such a manner that the conductive bumps connect to said connection wires, and uniform pressure is applied from the oversized bonding tool suction to the semiconductor chip via said film while said semiconductor chip is being pressed against said substrate by oversized bonding tool to keep constant pressure in order to bond said conductive bumps with said connection wires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventor: Mutsumi Masumoto
  • Patent number: 8632645
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of an insulation cap, includes the steps of: supplying an elongated tube from a tube supplying unit to a tube placing table; moving a tube press-fastening portion and a welding body portion towards the tube placing table so as to press-fasten a press-fastening position of the tube placed on the tube placing table and to press-contact a press-contacting position of the tube placed on the tube placing table; performing a welding process with respect to the press-contacting position of the tube; moving the tube placing table during the welding process to feed the tube in a tube feeding direction by a specified amount; blanking the tube subjected to the welding process after feeding the tube to form the insulation cap; and discharging the formed insulation cap from a blanking position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Kouji Daitou, Yasusada Oishi, Yusuke Sano
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8591687
    Abstract: A lamination station for laminating a film to a web of paperboard includes a nip roller and a cooling roller. Between the rollers there is formed a nip which presses together the film and the web of paperboard with an interjacent molten polymer layer or adhesive layer disposed between the film and the web of paperboard. The film, the paperboard and the molten polymer lie, after the nip, in abutment against the cooling roller for a certain angle interval. The nip roller is a shoe-press type roller, either comprising a pressure bar having several hydraulically operated pressure elements, or comprising one or several rigid pressure bars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Åke Persson, Katarina Jonasson
  • Publication number: 20130299094
    Abstract: An adhesive metering system for applying an adhesive to an anilox roll is provided. The anilox roll includes cups embedded within a peripheral surface of the anilox roll. The system includes a pan having a first end, a second end, opposing sidewalls, and a bottom configured to form a trough to partially receive the peripheral surface. A first blade is coupled to the first end, wherein the first blade has an edge spaced from the cups by a gap defined between the peripheral surface and the edge. The system further includes a pump coupled to the pan and in flow communication with the first blade and the trough. The pump is configured to discharge the adhesive into the trough and on the first blade wherein the first blade is configured to facilitate channeling adhesive into the cups of the anilox roll.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventor: David Raymond Henke, SR.
  • Patent number: 8578996
    Abstract: In order to provide a sheet on which single yarns are densely adhered through a simple producing method and apparatus, and an improved channel with the same material, an apparatus for producing a sheet includes: a sheet supply roll supplying a sheet to a laminating roll; the laminating roll forming single yarns on the sheet supplied from the sheet supply roll; an extruder supplying a thermoplastic resin single yarn in a molten state to the sheet which passes the laminating roll through a nozzle; and a winding roll winding the sheet on which channels are formed by the single yarns attached to the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Inventor: Kyul-Joo Lee
  • Publication number: 20130255857
    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: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: THOMAS D. WETSCH, PAUL A. SELLE, MITCHELL J. HEIN
  • Publication number: 20130224510
    Abstract: A system for heat transfer along with the method of preparation of the same is described. System includes a first surface, a second surface, and an interface material. The interface material is disposed between the first and second surfaces such that it is solid at an assembling temperature and liquid at an operating temperature. The first surface of the system is configured to adhere to the solid and liquid thermal interface material, and the second surface is configured to adhere to the liquid thermal interface material and be detachable from the solid interface material. The method of preparation of the system includes disposing the first surface, an interface material, and a second surface, heating the interface material to above its melting point and then cooling to a temperature below melting point to detach and remove the second surface from the interface material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Tao Deng, Yogen Vishwas Utturkar, Binoy Milan Shah, Charles Franklin Wolfe, JR., Pramod Chamarthy
  • Publication number: 20130199730
    Abstract: A wafer bonding chamber is disclosed, which maintains two wafers to be bonded together at two substantially different temperatures. A lid wafer may be held at a higher temperature than a device wafer, as the device wafer may have delicate structures formed thereon, which cannot withstand higher temperatures. The lid wafer may have an adhesive bonding material formed thereon, which is melted or cured at the higher temperature. The temperature differential may be maintained by applying at least one of a heating mechanism and a cooling mechanism preferentially to one of the wafers to be bonded in the wafer bonding chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: Innovative Micro Technology
    Inventors: Chris Gudeman, Jeffery F. Summers, Douglas L. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20130186549
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing system comprising a transfer medium configured to receive the layers from a imaging engine, a heater configured to heat the layers on the transfer medium, and a layer transfusion assembly that includes a build platform, and is configured to transfuse the heated layers onto the build platform in a layer-by-layer manner to print a three-dimensional part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: Stratasys, Inc.
    Inventor: Stratasys, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130160924
    Abstract: A hot air tunnel system apparatus comprising a preheating zone, a labeling zone, and a cooling zone with a transporting member provided through the lower parts of said zones to convey a product to be labeled from the preheating zone to the cooling zone, wherein each zone is equipped with fan heaters on both sides and on the bottom thereof, and also equipped with an air circulation system on the top thereof, which can minimize such labeling defects as loose labels, film curl, and irregular shrinkage when polyethylene-based products are labeled with heat-shrinkable labels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicants: SKC CO., LTD., SKC INC.
    Inventors: Taebyoung OH, Tae Houng JEONG
  • Patent number: 8453698
    Abstract: A tool for pressing lower rim section of a receptacle wall and a receptacle bottom comprises an inner tool part and an outer tool part. The outer tool part essentially surrounds the receptacle at its lower end. The inner tool part comprises tool segments that are moveable relative to the outer tool part between a retracted and a pressing position, wherein in the pressing position the lower rim sections are pressed together by opposed pressing surfaces of outer tool part and inner tool part. To avoid any contamination of the pressing surfaces and also delamination of the lower rim section of the receptacle, at least one groove is formed in the pressing surface of the tool segment and/or of the outer tool part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Seda S.p.A.
    Inventor: Gianfranco D'Amato
  • Patent number: 8443857
    Abstract: A method for binding a greige carpet and a secondary backing material using a hot melt adhesive is disclosed. A heated application roll may be provided and the secondary backing material may be contacted with the hot melt adhesive and greige carpet and pressed against the heated application roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Beaulieu Group, LLC
    Inventors: Grant William Doney, Roger Harris, Robert Keith Salsman
  • Patent number: 8430145
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hot gas nozzle adapted for heating an end section of a double tube, where the double tube comprises a first tube and a second tube, comprising a first and a second inner nozzle insert having outlet openings adapted to heat an internally located section in a double tube with hot air, where the hot gas nozzle further comprises a first and a second outer nozzle insert having outlet openings adapted to heat an externally and between the tubes located section of the double tube with hot air, which section after a sealing of the double tube will join the tubes. The invention further relates to a tube filling machine comprising a hot gas nozzle and a method for sealing and joining a double tube. The object of the invention is to obtain an improved sealing of double tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Norden Machinery AB
    Inventor: Jan Nilsson
  • Publication number: 20130075034
    Abstract: The invention relates to an oven (10) for the production of stratified sheets (12) from pre-assembled sheets (14). The pre-assembled sheets (14) comprise at least two sheets (16, 18) and at least one sheet of polymer material (20). The oven (10) comprises a hot chamber (22) which in turn comprises heating means (26) and an inlet opening (28) provided with first closing means (30). The oven also comprises a cold chamber (24) communicating with the hot chamber (22) and able to be separated from the hot chamber (22 via separation means (23). The cold chamber comprises cooling means (36) and an outlet opening (42) provided with second closing means (44). The invention also relates to a method for the production of stratified sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: LISEC COSTRUZIONE MACCHINE ITALIA SRL
    Inventor: Loris Grando
  • Publication number: 20130075033
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing system comprising a transfer medium configured to receive the layers from a imaging engine, a heater configured to heat the layers on the transfer medium, and a layer transfusion assembly that includes a build platform, and is configured to transfuse the heated layers onto the build platform in a layer-by-layer manner to print a three-dimensional part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: STRATASYS, INC.
    Inventor: STRATASYS, INC.
  • Publication number: 20130068375
    Abstract: The use of a heat idler moveable along a path provides speed and flexibility in the heat labeling of containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: The Procter & Gamble Company
  • Patent number: 8337652
    Abstract: An efficient lamination presses can rapidly provide both heating and cooling, as well as pressure to resin sheets to create a laminate end-product. Specifically, an efficient lamination press can comprise one or more components and apparatus that can apply uniform fluid pressure across one or more platens. The one or more platens, in turn, can flex about one or more contours in a layup assembly. For example, an exemplary platen can comprise a plurality of coupled platen extensions, which can flex or otherwise adjust about each other to help create flexibility in the platen, and thus, uniform pressure across a laminate assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: 3form, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew B. Laker, Raymond L. Goodson
  • Patent number: 8333859
    Abstract: An efficient lamination presses can rapidly heat and precisely control the temperature of a laminate assembly to create final products with excellent structural and aesthetic properties. Specifically, an efficient lamination press can include a radiant heating assembly. The radiant heating assemblies can uniformly heat one or more platens using radiation. The platens in turn can comprise material having a high thermal conductivity, which can allow them to quickly transfer heat to a laminate assembly. The platens can further comprise one or more fluid channels that enable rapid cooling. The rapid heating and cooling capability can enable fast processing times for laminate panels at much lower energy levels than with conventional presses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: 3form, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew B. Laker, Raymond L. Goodson
  • Publication number: 20120314977
    Abstract: A method for heat-bonding together a film and a zipper tape using a heat bonding device including a guide unit which has at a first flat surface a linearly extending first groove for guiding an engaging elements of a zipper tape, the groove being slightly wider than a width of the engaging elements and slightly shallower than a height of the zipper tape, and which has cooling means for keeping a vicinity of the first groove cold, and a first heating unit that is disposed facing the first flat surface of the guide unit, has a third flat surface that is so shaped as to cover the first groove, and has a mechanism such that the third flat surface approaches and is separated from the position of the first flat surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventor: Tetsuya MATSUO
  • Publication number: 20120288923
    Abstract: A heating device for heating a thermally fixable sealing cover disposed over the microplate adjacent the wells, a cooling device for actively cooling the microplate and a controller set up to control activity of the heating and cooling devices in a manner to heat the sealing cover so as to thermally fix it to the microplate and to actively cool the microplate so as to keep a temperature of the samples below a predefined temperature when heating the sealing cover. It further relates to a method for automatically sealing a microplate in which the thermally fusible sealing cover is disposed over the microplate, the sealing cover is heated to thermally fix it to the microplate and the microplate is actively cooled in a manner that a temperature of the liquid reaction mixtures is kept below a predefined temperature when heating the sealing cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Bommer, Thomas Schlaubitz, Pius Studer
  • Patent number: 8267141
    Abstract: Disclosed are an apparatus and a method for manufacturing a heat insulator, including: a frame having a feeder provided at front side of the frame for feeding a cross-linked foam polyethylene sheet and a winder provided at rear side of the frame for winding a completed heat insulator; a cutting part provided at a leading side of the frame, a widening part provided at a rear side of the cutting part, which is for transforming the cutoff slots into cells by widening a width of the cross-linked foam polyethylene sheet formed with the cutoff slots; a cooling part provided at a rear side of the widening part, which has cooling rollers to continuously maintain a widened width of the cross-linked foam polyethylene sheet and a shape of the cells transformed from the cutoff slots; and a sheet-attaching part provided at a rear side of the cooling part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Inventor: Jeong Gon Song
  • Publication number: 20120145327
    Abstract: A product sheet of composite material can be made by disposing composite materials of composite material in adjacent (side-by-side) relation with each other. The composite materials comprise fibers in a thermoplastic matrix material. The adjacent composite materials are bonded together to provide a product sheet of composite material. Preferably, a cross ply of composite material is disposed on the composite materials. The cross ply may be a unidirectional sheet and the fibers in the cross ply may be disposed in transverse relation to the fibers in the composite materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: POLYSTRAND, INC.
    Inventor: Edward Pilpel
  • Publication number: 20120141214
    Abstract: A production plant for a ground covering structure (6) comprises a plant inlet zone and a plant outlet zone for a grid reinforcing member (10). The plant further comprises movement means (4) designed in operation to move the grid reinforcing member (10) along a predetermined path from the inlet zone to the outlet zone, supply means (11) for the supply of plastics material in the fluid state in the form of threads (7) to the reinforcing member (10) disposed along the predetermined path, and cooling means (2, 3) for cooling the plastics material in the form of threads (7) which are tangled on the grid reinforcing structure. The inlet zone and the outlet zone are disposed opposite one another along the predetermined path with respect to the supply means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventor: Francesco Ferraiolo
  • Publication number: 20120094082
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (14) for laminating a film-tape-like multilayer thermoplastic film arrangement (1), according to the invention comprising heatable press plates (8.1, 8.2) and cooling surfaces (10), wherein a width of said press plates (8.1, 8.2) and cooling surfaces (10) is greater than or equal to a width of the film arrangement (1), wherein the film arrangement (1) is arranged in the position thereof relative to the press plates (8.1, 8.2) such that press plate edges (20) lie at the grid center (5.1) and the cooling surfaces (10) are arranged with a distance up to 3 mm next to a press plate edge (20) and beginning in the same grid (5), wherein a length of the cooling surfaces (10) is greater than or equal to a length of the press plates (8.1, 8.2), wherein one press plate (8.1, 8.2) and one cooling surface (10) are respectively arranged on both sides of the film arrangement (1), wherein the press plates (8.1, 8.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventor: Manfred Michalk
  • Publication number: 20120080146
    Abstract: An industrial-scale high throughput wafer bonding apparatus includes a wafer bonder chamber extending along a main axis and comprising a plurality of chamber zones, a plurality of heater/isolator plates, a guide rod system extending along the main axis, a pair of parallel track rods extending along the main axis, and first pressure means. The chamber zones are separated from each other and thermally isolated from each other by the heater/isolator plates. The heater/isolator plates are oriented perpendicular to the main axis, are movably supported and guided by the guide rod system and are configured to move along the direction of the main axis. Each of the chamber zones is dimensioned to accommodate an aligned wafer pair and the wafer pairs are configured to be supported by the parallel track rods. The first pressure means is configured to apply a first force perpendicular to a first end heater/isolator plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: SUSS MICROTEC LITHOGRAPHY, GMBH
    Inventor: Gregory George