With Separate (nonpress) Heating Means For Work Patents (Class 156/499)
  • Patent number: 10766298
    Abstract: A system that aesthetically dispenses melted wax includes a plurality of elongated heating cases, a plurality of wax cartridges, and a plurality of transfer canisters. The plurality of elongated heating cases is used to heat up wax or similar crayon material which is placed inside of the plurality of wax cartridges. The plurality of wax cartridges is used to hold wax or similar crayon material. The plurality of transfer canisters is used to store the plurality of wax cartridges when not in use and to transfer a wax cartridge from the plurality of wax cartridges into an elongated heating case of the plurality of elongated heating cases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventors: James Francis Smith, III, Rajeev B Kulkarni
  • Patent number: 10703053
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a noodle of a structural joint that comprises pulling a first composite sheet through a first splitting station to cut the first composite sheet into a plurality of first composite plies, pulling the plurality of first composite plies through a first alignment station to stack the plurality of first composite plies on top of each other to form a first stacked composite layup, pulling the first stacked composite layup through a first heating station to heat the first stacked composite layup to form a first heated composite layup, pulling the first heated composite layup through a first forming station to shape the first heated composite layup into a first pre-selected cross-sectional shape to form at least a first portion of a continuous noodle, and pulling at least the first portion of the continuous noodle through a cutting station to cut at least the first portion of the continuous noodle to a pre-selected length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Christian Gordon
  • Patent number: 10612710
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for joining pipes includes a plate for melting mating surfaces of the pipes to be joined. Additionally, the apparatus utilizes a vacuum in order to push the first and second pipes together in lieu of hand or mechanical pressure which may be inconsistent. Additionally, the vacuum allows the pipes to be joined to settle on each other in order to create a pressure about a periphery of the end of the pipe being joined to the other pipe. The consistent pressure creates a very strong joint between the first and second pipes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: Robert J. Morrow
  • Patent number: 10479026
    Abstract: A method for connecting plastic profile parts (2) brings into contact at least one profile part (2) and a heating surface (34) of a heating, element (36) so that the profile part (2) begins to melt in its welding area before it is joined together with the other profile part (2). A delimiting element (7) regulates the flow and deformation of the melt material. The delimiting element (7) has at least one contact element (21) and a molded part (22), which are movable both in relation to one another and in relation to the profile part (2). During the melting of the at least one profile part (2), the contact element (21) is moved—together with the molded part (22)—relative to the at least one profile part (2) and relative to the heating element (36) out of, a resting position in the direction of a working position, whereby at least the molded part (22) is kept in contact with the heating surface (34) and the contact element element (21) is, kept in contact with a profile surface (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Rotox Besitz-und Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Guido Schmittinger, Bernd Eisenbach, Winfried Daun, Christian Denk
  • Patent number: 10369523
    Abstract: The invention relates to processes for the production of capillary dialyzers. The processes involve thermoforming of bundles of hollow fiber membranes. The disclosure also relates to an apparatus for thermoforming bundles of hollow fiber membranes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Gambro Lundia AB
    Inventors: Ulrich Bauer, Karsten Villis
  • Patent number: 10338510
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a fixing device that forms a fixing nip by bringing a pressure member into pressure contact with a peripheral surface of a heating rotator and fixes an unfixed toner image; an acceptor that accepts a specified laminate processing mode for performing laminate processing by feeding a laminate; and a hardware processor that controls a heating rotator to idle for a predetermined time and then controls to perform the laminate processing, wherein a heat accumulating member provided to be capable of contacting with and separating from an outer peripheral surface of the pressure member and a pressure contact/separation mechanism are further included, and the hardware processor performs control to idle the heating rotator for a predetermined time in a state where the heat accumulating member is brought into pressure contact with the pressure member to accumulate heat in the heat accumulating member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Koji Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9884433
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a device for heating an end section of a plastic pipe (1) to prepare for the formation of a sleeve on the plastic pipe, such that the end section can be heated to the deformation temperature of the plastic pipe or even higher by heating on the exterior by means of external heating jaws (2, 3) and on the interior by means of a heating mandrel (4) that can be inserted from the end into the plastic pipe (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Lüers Maschinen- und Stahlbau GmbH
    Inventor: Gregor Lüers
  • Patent number: 9431687
    Abstract: Heating assemblies for one or more rechargeable batteries include a flexible heating element positionable about the one or more rechargeable batteries, a temperature sensor configured to sense a temperature adjacent the one or more rechargeable batteries, and a control circuit configured to receive the sensed temperature from the temperature sensor. The control circuit is configured to connect the charger to the flexible heating element for allowing power to flow from the charger to the flexible heating element in response to the sensed temperature adjacent the one or more rechargeable batteries falling below a defined threshold temperature. The temperature sensor is adjacent the flexible heating element. The flexible heating element is configured to receive power from a charger that is operable for charging the one or more rechargeable batteries. Systems including the one or more heating assemblies are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Laird Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald James Bonebright, Robert Jacek Slawinski, Augustine Odili Ekeinde
  • Patent number: 9289945
    Abstract: A system and method for welding flexible fabric is presented. A welding system for flexible fabric includes a welding machine with a roller and a user interface. The welding machine is adapted to weld a first fabric to a second fabric using a first heat. The roller on the welding machine can be used to roll at a first speed the first fabric and/and or the second fabric through the welding machine. Later, an operator of the welding machine through the user interface sends a single speed control signal to the welding machine. Response of the single speed control signal, the welding machine changes from the first heat to a second heat and also changes the speed of the roller from the first speed to a second speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Miller Weldmaster Corporation
    Inventor: John Charles Warnock, II
  • Patent number: 9095335
    Abstract: An apparatus, system and method for joining a first length of suture with a second length of suture are provided. The apparatus includes a substantially cylindrical body have a first end and a second end, a first cavity formed in the first end for receiving an end of the first length of suture, and a second cavity formed in the second end for receiving an end of the second length of suture, wherein the ends of the first and second lengths of sutures are welded within respective first and second cavities. The first and second lengths of suture may include the same or different diameters. The first and second cavities may be separated by a divider, or instead, may be continuous. The end of the first length of suture may abut the end of the second length of suture within the cylindrical body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Michael Bogart, Christopher G. Fishbein, David S. Kirsch, Gregg Krehel, Russell Pribanic
  • Publication number: 20150136327
    Abstract: A composite tube is made by applying a mixture of individual reinforcing fibers and a resin onto the interior cylindrical wall of the spinning mandrel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: John Ralph Hull, Mark Alan Negley, Michael Strasik, John A. Mittleider
  • Publication number: 20150129126
    Abstract: A bonding method and a bonding tool that enable quick and reliable bonding of an optical fiber to a structural body by a simple process, and a method for producing a structural body are provided. In an optical fiber (1), a strand is coated with a coating portion of a thermoplastic resin. At least one portion of the coating portion is heated and melted by a heater (14). The portion where the thermoplastic resin is melted of the optical fiber (1) and a surface of a structural body (17) are brought into contact with each other in a state in which the thermoplastic resin is melted. A molding roller (15) pressure-bonds the optical fiber (1) to the surface of the structural body (17) . The thermoplastic, resin is then cooled and cured, so that the optical fiber (1) is bonded to the structural body (17).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Nozomi Saito, Takashi Yari
  • Publication number: 20150114542
    Abstract: A biodegradable biomass article for use in construction includes a cellulose biomass. The cellulose biomass includes an alkaline crystalline substance. An adhesive layer covers an outer surface of the biomass, and a sealing layer covers the adhesive layer. A method for manufacturing the biodegradable biomass article includes drying a cellulose biomass, and mixing the biomass with water into a slurry. The slurry is heated, and strained after the step of heating, resulting in a residual paste. The residual paste is compressed to form a biomass mat. The biomass mat is heated, and an adhesive layer is applied which covers the biomass mat. A sealing layer is applied over the adhesive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Angelo Marra, Alfredo Mellace, Joseph Addeo
  • Publication number: 20150118482
    Abstract: A heat-dissipating film comprising a heat-conductive layer comprising fine graphene particles and carbon nanotube uniformly dispersed, a mass ratio of the carbon nanotube to the total of the fine graphene particles and the carbon nanotube being 0.05-0.2; the fine graphene particles being substantially aligned with the heat-conductive layer; and the heat-conductive layer having a density of 1.9 g/cm3 or more and thermal conductivity of 600 W/mK or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Seiji KAGAWA
  • 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: 20150107778
    Abstract: A hot melt apparatus includes main body, exhaust pin, stopping and resilient members. The main body has hot melt surface, first and second exhaust openings. The first exhaust opening is located on hot melt surface. The main body has channel and chamber. The chamber has abutting surface. The channel is communicated with first exhaust opening and abutting surface. The chamber is communicated with second exhaust opening. The exhaust pin is disposed in channel, and has a pinhead protruding from first exhaust opening and a pintail protruding into chamber. Stopping member is accommodated in chamber and connected to pintail. When the stopping member abuts against the abutting surface, the pinhead open the first exhaust opening. When the pinhead closes the first exhaust opening, the stopping member leaves the abutting surface. The resilient member is accommodated in the chamber for pushing the stopping member toward the abutting surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: WISTRON CORP.
    Inventor: Jia YUAN
  • Publication number: 20150101746
    Abstract: A method for welding profiled elements in plastic material, includes the steps of: preparing two profiled elements, arranged with respective zones to be facing one another; making a groove in correspondence to at least one zone, by a removal operation on a peripheral edge of at least one profiled element; heating the zones to be welded; coupling the zones to be welded to one another, pressing the profiled elements one against the other so as to keep the zones to be welded in reciprocal contact. The coupling step includes: melting the zones to be welded into one another in order to define a welding bead; making a containing compartment defined by the groove, the welding bead being made internally of the containing compartment; and arranging a containing presser in correspondence to the containing compartment for preventing exit of the welding bead from the compartment itself.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: GRAF SYNERGY S.R.L.
    Inventor: Andrea Vaccari
  • Patent number: 9004130
    Abstract: A portable, handheld, light-weight device for sealing seams between adjacent sheets of flooring in which a seam following guide is incorporated as an inseparable part of the body of the handheld device. The guide has a pair of laterally separated rollers carried by a roller mounting that has a narrow, seam following element located midway between the rollers. A support on the body may be extended to hold a sealant dispensing tip out of contact with the adjacent sheets of flooring, or collapsed to allow the tip to contact the adjacent sheets of flooring that are to be sealed together with sealant therebetween. An electrically powered propulsion system drives the rollers and is operable to automatically advance the device along a seam as sealant is discharged into it. Alternatively, the device can be manipulated manually with the propulsion system disabled for use in detail work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Leo Martinez
  • 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: 8985173
    Abstract: It is an object to provide a homogeneous semiconductor substrate in which defective bonding is reduced. Such a semiconductor substrate can be formed by the steps of: disposing a first substrate in a substrate bonding chamber which includes a substrate supporting base where a plurality of openings is provided, substrate supporting mechanisms provided in the plurality of openings, and raising and lowering mechanisms which raise and lower the substrate supporting mechanisms; disposing a second substrate over the first substrate so as not to be in contact with the first substrate; and bonding the first substrate to the second substrate by using the raising and lowering mechanisms to raise the substrate supporting mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takatsugu Omata, Tomoaki Moriwaka, Hideto Ohnuma
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8973638
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes systems and methods for manufacturing a composite wood product. In some embodiments, the method includes the steps of forming a mat from a plurality of wood elements and an adhesive, the mat having a width W measured substantially perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the mat and an initial thickness T1. The mat is then moved in a machine direction, the machine direction being substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis and the temperature across the width W of the mat is adjusted. The mat is then compressed into a billet having a final thickness T2. In some embodiments, the system includes a continuous movement mechanism, a side preheat assembly, and a press assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Weyerhaeuser NR Company
    Inventor: Tekamul M. Buber
  • Publication number: 20150059985
    Abstract: An object of the present disclosure is to reduce a footprint. A bonding system of the present disclosure includes a first processing station, a second processing station, and a carry-in/out station. The first processing station includes a first conveyance region, a coating device, a heating device, and a first delivery block. The second processing station includes a plurality of bonding devices, a second conveyance region, and a second delivery block. Each of the plurality of bonding devices bonds the first substrate to the second substrate. The second conveyance region is a region configured to convey the first substrate and the second substrate to and from the plurality of bonding devices. The second delivery block delivers the first substrate, the second substrate and the superimposed substrate between the first conveyance region and the second conveyance region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Masataka Matsunaga, Naoto Yoshitaka, Satoshi Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20150041068
    Abstract: The system and method for manufacturing the composite candle wick includes a mechanism for feeding the cotton wick and wood wick at substantially the same speeds. The wood wick is heated in order to cause a melting of a wax coating around the cotton wick and pressure is applied to the wick materials through a compression wheel and drive belt which carries the wick materials. Once the pressure is applied to form the composite wick the wicks are then sent through a cutting tube where a cutting blade will cut the wick to its desired length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: John E. CAGLE, Robert W. BROWN
  • Publication number: 20150034235
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for manufacturing a tool for creating composite components. A sheet metal material is secured over a forming tool in an incremental sheet metal forming machine. The sheet metal material is incrementally shaped with a stylus to form a shape for the tool. The tool is removed from the incremental sheet metal forming machine when the shape for the tool is complete. Composite materials on the tool are laid up, wherein the shape of the tool provides a desired shape for a composite component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Christopher S. Huskamp, Gregg Miltenberger
  • Publication number: 20150027616
    Abstract: Disclosed is a device for holding a plurality of semiconductor devices during thermocompression bonding, comprising: a body; a plurality of support surfaces at a first side of the body, each support surface being configured for holding at least one semiconductor device during thermocompression bonding; and a plurality of internal conduits within the body, each internal conduit extending from an opening of a respective one of the support surfaces at the first side of the body to an opening at a second side of the body. In particular, the openings at the second side of the body are configured to be connected to separate pneumatic paths to be in fluid communication therewith, each pneumatic path having an independently controlled pneumatic suction force so that the openings of the support surfaces at the first side of the body are operative to selectively hold the one or more semiconductor devices against the support surfaces at the first side of the body or to release the same therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Man Chung CHAN, Chun Ho FAN
  • Patent number: 8939186
    Abstract: A laminator assembly (100) comprises an anti-jam feature comprising wire (104) running from the entrance zone (106) to the exit zone (108) of transfer passage through circumferential slits (110) in the rollers (112, 118) such that a lamination pouch is prevented from wrapping around the rollers (112, 118).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Gerald E. Mueller, Jacob R. Polingo
  • Patent number: 8941025
    Abstract: Plume shield shroud (10) for a plasma gun (30) includes a substantially tubular member (14) comprising an axial length, a plume entry end (11), and a plume exit end (13). The shroud (10) is adapted to be mounted to a plasma gun (30). A method of protecting, confining or shielding of a gas plume of a plasma gun (30) includes mounting (20) a gas plume shroud (10) on the plasma gun (30) such that the shroud (10) is sized and configured to substantially surround at least a portion of the gas plume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Oerlikon Metco (US) Inc.
    Inventors: Richard McCullough, Mark F. Spaulding, Robert F. Savill, Jr., Ronald J. Molz
  • Publication number: 20150007945
    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: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: John B Hardin, III, Tim Pool, John Hardin, JR.
  • Patent number: 8926781
    Abstract: The system and method for manufacturing the composite candle wick includes a mechanism for feeding the cotton wick and wood wick at substantially the same speeds. The wood wick is heated in order to cause a melting of a wax coating around the cotton wick and pressure is applied to the wick materials through a compression wheel and drive belt which carries the wick materials. Once the pressure is applied to form the composite wick the wicks are then sent through a cutting tube where a cutting blade will cut the wick to its desired length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: The Yankee Candle Company, Inc.
    Inventors: John E. Cagle, Robert W. Brown
  • Publication number: 20140374021
    Abstract: A bonding tool to facilitate bonding of a liner to a surface of a workpiece is provided. The bonding tool includes a bladder, which is inflatable from an initial size to an expanded size, a frame formed to define a recess in which the bladder is disposed, the recess being oriented such that, when inflated from the initial size to the expanded size, the bladder applies a predefined pressure to the liner such that the liner is pressed against the surface of the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Mark A. Tuscano, Michael Haiday
  • Patent number: 8915284
    Abstract: A method of applying a strip to a surface is disclosed. The strip is laid out spaced apart from a path guide. The path guide is referenced with least two longitudinally spaced apart reference guides to guide an applicator transversely spaced from the reference guides over the strip. The strip is lifted upstream of the applicator with a strip guide longitudinally spaced from the applicator to space the strip from the surface. Heat is applied to at least one of the strip or the surface in a location longitudinally between the applicator and the strip guide. The applicator is moved along the strip to apply pressure to the strip against the surface to bond the strip to the surface. A related apparatus for applying a strip to a surface is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Duro-Last, Inc
    Inventors: Gregory A. Korf, Keith Gere
  • Patent number: 8910688
    Abstract: An autoclave may be reconfigured to accommodate differently shaped parts by relatively rotating portions of the autoclave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Sergey Barmichev, Kevin Matthew Retz
  • Publication number: 20140349465
    Abstract: A joining device for joining substrates with an intermolecular force includes a first holding unit configured to hold a first substrate on a lower surface thereof, a second holding unit installed below the first holding unit and configured to hold a second substrate on an upper surface thereof, and a temperature adjustment mechanism configured to adjust a temperature of the first substrate before the first substrate is held in the first holding unit and a temperature of the second substrate before the second substrate is held in the second holding unit to a predetermined temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Masahiro YAMAMOTO, Shintaro SUGIHARA, Hajime FURUYA
  • Publication number: 20140338812
    Abstract: Cells of a composite cell array are cured by placing tool blocks in the cells and inserting thermally conductive elements in each of the tool blocks. The thermally conductive elements are convectively heated by a flow of hot air. The heated conductive elements conduct heat to the tooling blocks, which then conduct heat to the cells to cure the composite and adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Joseph Lawrence Hafenrichter, Joseph A. Marshall, IV
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8882958
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for welding profiled parts (8), in particular plastics profiled parts, having at least one welding head (1) that can be positioned in a predetermined or predeterminable target welding position (6) relative to another welding head (1, 9) and/or relative to a holding device. According to the invention the welding head (1) and/or a part of the welding head (1), that comprises at least one heating element, such as a heating plate, for melting the profiled parts, can be positioned and/or is movable in accordance with at least one dimensional variation of at least one of the profiled parts (8) from a target dimension in a spatial tolerance range (5) around the target welding position (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: ROTOX Besitz-und Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Bernd Eisenbach, Hans Schmitt
  • Publication number: 20140318680
    Abstract: A bonding apparatus according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure includes a first holding unit, a second holding unit, a pressing mechanism and a holding mechanism. The first holding unit is provided with a first heating mechanism and holds a first substrate. The second holding unit disposed facing the first holding unit and provided with a second heating mechanism, holds a second substrate. The pressing mechanism relatively moves the first holding unit and the second holding unit in order to contact and press the first substrate and the second substrate. The holding mechanism elastically holds an outer periphery of the first holding unit and the second holding unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Norio Wada, Goro Furutani, Satoshi Ookawa
  • Publication number: 20140308471
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a label laminate. The method includes unwinding a first material layer, unwinding a second material layer, coating the unwound first material layer with at least one water based adhesive layer, supporting the coated first material layer by a belt while heating said at least one water based adhesive layer by at least one heating device in order to dry said at least one water based adhesive layer, and laminating the first material layer including the at least one water based adhesive layer together with the second material layer in order to form the label laminate. The invention further relates to a label laminate and to a system for manufacturing a label laminate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: UPM RAFLATAC OY
    Inventors: Risto H. Jokinen, Jorma Henttonen, Jan-Erik Forsström, Sampo Pynnönen, Kai Heinonen
  • Publication number: 20140305573
    Abstract: A heat-delivery apparatus (12) heats a heat-shrinkable sleeve (10) on a pipe (2). The heat-delivery apparatus (12) includes one or more heater elements (20) which define an interior heating surface that surrounds the sleeve (10). An air space is thus defined between the exterior of the sleeve (10) and the interior heating surface. The flow of air, that would otherwise be generated by the step of applying heat, within said air space is controlled or restricted for example by means of fins (50, 50s, 60) that control or restrict the airflow, fully or partially sealing the air space with one or more sealing members (70), or fans (80) that generate an opposing airflow (82).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Serafino Cittadini Bellini, Valerio Bregonzio
  • Publication number: 20140305587
    Abstract: A thermal welder is configured to weld a back seam of a bag formed of thermoplastic sheet material, which may be a polywoven material. The welder typically includes a weld heater and a compression mechanism downstream of the weld heater to compress the sheet material to form the back seam. The welder also includes a weld breaker downstream of the compression mechanism to break apart incidental welds which are formed adjacent the back seam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Brian D. Henry
  • Publication number: 20140290831
    Abstract: To reduce a time required for repairing a honeycomb core sandwich panel. A repair method according to the present invention is a repair method, in which a repair patch 20 is disposed on a repair target portion that exists on the side of a repair surface 1A of a honeycomb core sandwich panel 1, the honeycomb core sandwich panel 1 being formed by sandwiching a honeycomb structured core 10 with a plurality of cells between skins 11 and 12, the method including: a heating step of heating the repair patch 20; and a cooling step of cooling the honeycomb core sandwich panel 1 from the side of a second surface 1B opposing the repair surface 1A of the honeycomb core sandwich panel 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Kohei HATANO, Masayoshi SUHARA, Toshikazu SHIGETOMI, Shuhei MUTO
  • Publication number: 20140290851
    Abstract: A repair method according to the present invention is a method for repairing a honeycomb core sandwich panel 1, the method including: a repair patch disposing step S1 of disposing a repair patch 20 and an adhesive 21A on at least one of a first surface 1A and a second surface 1B of the panel 1, the first outer skin 11 being located on the first surface 1A, and the second outer skin 12 being located on the second surface 1B; a panel restraining step S3 of sandwiching the panel 1 and the repair patch 20 from both surface sides of the first surface 1A and the second surface 1B and thereby restraining the panel 1; and a heating step (thermal curing step) S4 of heating the adhesive 21A while the panel 1 is restrained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Katsumi TAKAGI, Masayoshi SUHARA, Shuhei MUTO
  • Patent number: 8844598
    Abstract: A fusion welding socket for coupling together double walled plastic conduits including an inner pipe, an outer pipe surrounding the inner pipe and an annular space arranged between the inner and outer pipes. The fusion welding socket includes a main body comprising a first end portion, a second end portion and an intermediate portion. The intermediate portion has at least one inner diameter which is smaller than the inner diameters of the first and second end portions. Three heating coils are embedded in the first end portion, the second end portion and the intermediate portion, respectively, for fusing together the first and second end portions with a respective outer pipe of a first and second conduit and the intermediate portion with a respective inner pipe of the first and second conduit. A passageway includes an annular space is arranged to connect the annular spaces of the first and second conduit after fusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Kungsors Plast AB
    Inventor: Thomas Andersson
  • 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: 8826957
    Abstract: A method for applying at least one ply onto a tool or an uncured composite layup disposed on the tool includes automatically controlling slidably removing at least one nonstick separator relative to the at least one ply positioned on the at least one nonstick separator to inhibit at least a portion of the at least one ply from adhering to the tool or uncured composite layup while applying a moving compressive force to an outer surface of the at least one ply relative to a moving trailing edge of the at least one nonstick separator to adhere at least a portion of the at least one ply to the tool or to the uncured composite layup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Sultan Shair, Julian Thomas O'Flynn, Mathias Messmer, Frank Worthoff, Mile Ostojic, Mark E. Vermilyea
  • 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: 20140238611
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for adhering a soft slab and a covering material together. The apparatus for adhering the soft slab and the covering material together includes: a moving unit consisting of a plurality of rollers for moving the soft slab; a conveyor unit including a belt configured such that air passes through the top and bottom surface thereof, and a driving unit for driving the belt, the conveyor unit being intended for transferring a covering material seated on the top surface of the belt toward an adhesive surface of the soft slab; and an air suction unit provided at the bottom surface of the belt so as to suction air such that the covering material is tightly attached onto the top surface of the belt, thereby attaching the covering material onto the adhesive surface of the soft slab without generating pleats.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Hyundai Dymos Incorporated
    Inventors: Ha Gyun Joung, Jin Bae Cho, Man Ho Lee
  • Publication number: 20140230998
    Abstract: A pressure-sensitive adhesive label comprising: recording paper including a recording surface; a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer placed on a rear surface of the recording paper on an opposite side of the recording surface; and a function layer placed on the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer, wherein a surface of the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer on the function layer side has a smoother surface than the rear surface of the recording paper, and the function layer is configured to be opened by heating to expose the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Seiko Instruments Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuo TANI, Yoshinori SATO, Koichi HATAKEYAMA
  • Publication number: 20140230993
    Abstract: An apparatus for fabricating a fibre reinforced thermoplastic composite structure is described. The apparatus comprises a localised heat source arranged to heat a portion of a stack of fibre reinforced thermoplastic material layers and an ultrasonic transducer arranged to locally introduce ultrasonic energy waves to the heated portion of the fibre reinforced thermoplastic material layers. The apparatus makes it possible to achieve ultrasonic consolidation of the layers occurs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: David INSTON