Severing Before Bonding Or Assembling Of Parts Patents (Class 156/517)
  • Patent number: 10494218
    Abstract: A coating film transfer tool may include a supply reel, a transfer tape, a transfer head, a winding reel, and a power transmitting mechanism. The tool may include a base member having the transfer head and a rotation restraining portion capable of directly restraining rotation of the supply reel. The base member may be rotatably supported between the transfer head and the rotation restraining portion by a base member supporting shaft. The tool may include a resilient restoring mechanism interposed between the base member and the housing. The base member may rotate and restraint of rotation of the supply reel is released when the transfer head is pressed against a transferred surface, and the base member is restored to an original position by the resilient restoring mechanism to restrain rotation of the supply reel when pressing of the transfer head is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Tombow Pencil Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ryo Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10384905
    Abstract: A cutting device includes a fixed blade and a movable blade that slides past the fixed blade during cutting, and a cleaning tool with an adhesive removing element that comes into contact with a surface of the movable blade that faces the fixed blade during the cutting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Jun Iwamoto
  • Patent number: 10335882
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for attaching an interconnector of a solar cell panel. The method includes forming a first interconnector-jig coupling by fixing a plurality of first interconnectors to a jig, locating the first interconnector-jig coupling over a working table, fixing the first interconnectors and a first solar cell to each other, separating the jig from the first interconnectors, and attaching the first interconnectors to the first solar cell by applying heat to the first interconnectors and the first solar cell, which are thereby fixed to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sunghyun Hwang, Jinsung Kim, Woojoong Kang, Jangho Kim, Dongju Kang, Kyuhyeok Sim
  • Patent number: 9927327
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and systems for collecting thin tissue samples for imaging. Thin tissue sections may be cut from tissue samples using a microtome-quality knife. In one example, tissue samples are mounted to a substrate that is rotated such that thin tissue sections are acquired via lathing. Collection of thin tissue sections may be facilitated by a conveyor belt. Thin tissue sections may be mounted to a thin substrate (e.g., by adhering thin tissue sections to a thin substrate via a roller mechanism) that may be imaged, for example, by an electron beam (e.g., in an electron microscope). Thin tissue sections may be strengthened before cutting via a blockface thinfilm deposition technique and/or a blockface taping technique. An automated reel-to-reel imaging technique may be employed for collected/mounted tissue sections to facilitate random-access imaging of tissue sections and maintaining a comprehensive library including a large volume of samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: President and Fellows of Harvard College
    Inventors: Kenneth Jeffrey Hayworth, Amy Au Hayworth
  • Patent number: 9016345
    Abstract: A rotary lamination apparatus has a die assembly rotatable about an axis and a mounting table received in an axial hole extending through the die assembly. Through rotation of the die assembly, punched core pieces are mounted on the mounting table while being rotatively offset. A drive mechanism is employed to rotate the mounting table integrally with the die assembly about the axis of the die assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Toyota Boshoku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Hirata, Shirou Fujimura, Hajime Banno
  • Publication number: 20150096675
    Abstract: Aa machine for applying tubular film to products includes a mandrel assembly about which tubular film is passed. The mandrel assembly includes a film cutter for cutting the tubular film into lengths sized for application to containers passing below the mandrel assembly. A sleeve ejection arrangement is associated with the mandrel assembly and includes a mechanism that moves linearly while engaging a cut length of film so as to eject the cut length of film from the mandrel assembly and onto a container. The mechanism may be arranged so as to also impart rotation to the cut length of film as it is ejected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Adam W. Duncan, Stephen L. Wiedmann, Glynn R. Bartlett
  • Patent number: 8999094
    Abstract: A method of continuous manufacture of a composite hollow board material comprising a first surface and a second surface, and between the first and second surfaces a plurality of distance members is disclosed. The method comprises providing material for the first surface from a first reel via a first guide roller towards an output lane; providing material for the second surface from a second reel via a second guide roller towards the output lane; and providing material for the distance members from a third reel towards the output lane such that the distance members comprises strips arranged, at any cross section perpendicular to the first and second surfaces and the direction of the output lane, perpendicular to the first and second surfaces and continuous along the output lane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: IKEA Supply AG
    Inventors: Dan Pettersson, Bengt Andreasson
  • Patent number: 8997819
    Abstract: A labelling machine for labels printed on pre-pasted continuous film, comprising a rotating carousel provided with elements for supporting the individual containers to be labelled, adapted to turn such containers about their own axis, and alignment elements and tension adjustment elements for the film that unwinds from a reel and a cutting and transfer drum comprises a structure for supporting actuation elements for individual blades designed to cut the labels, the supporting structure being adapted to support a number of circumferential portions of peripheral shells provided with film retention elements and adapted to be inserted in the gaps formed by the blades that are present in each one of the groupings, so as to form a continuous cylindrical surface for supporting the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: P.E. Labellers S.p.A.
    Inventor: Mario Ballarotti
  • Patent number: 8985176
    Abstract: A system for manufacturing an optical display device includes providing a roll of a belt-shaped sheet material including an optical film and a release film, which has score lines previously formed by cutting layers of the material other than the release film. The optical film is bonded to a rectangular optical display unit of the display device. In the bonding steps, a first optical film is divided by the score lines into pieces each having a length corresponding to a long side of the display unit, and a second optical film is divided by the score lines into pieces each having a length corresponding to a short side of the display unit. The first optical film has a first polarizing plate whose longitudinal direction is parallel to its absorption axis, and the second optical film has a second polarizing plate whose longitudinal direction is parallel to its absorption axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuo Kitada, Tomokazu Yura, Satoru Koshio, Takuya Nakazono
  • Patent number: 8968507
    Abstract: A method of covering a roof deck includes laying a course of starter shingles in a side-by-side relationship at an eave edge of a roof deck. A starter shingle of the course of starter shingles is a laminated starter shingle comprising an underlay sheet laminated below an overlay sheet. A plurality of successive generally horizontal courses of covering shingles are laid above the course of starter shingles. The covering shingles in each of the courses of covering shingles are laid in a side-by-side relationship and horizontally offset from the covering shingles in adjacent courses. Each covering shingle of the courses of covering shingles includes a headlap portion and a butt portion. The butt portion includes a plurality of tabs separated by cutouts. The starter shingles include an exposed portion extending between the tabs of the covering shingles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Bert W. Elliot, David E. Pap
  • Patent number: 8944130
    Abstract: An exemplary package-sealing method and system involves sealing a package with adhesive tape such that a pull cord is sandwiched between the tape and the package. A tape head includes a roll of tape and a pull cord spool, and a collar guide that helps position the pull cord between the tape's sides. Forward and rear applying rollers press leading and trailing edges of the tape, respectively, against the package being sealed. A tape blade and a pull cord blade secured to a cutting arm sever the pull cord before severing the tape, leaving a pull tab that extends out from beneath the tape when the package is sealed. The pull tab allows a user to conveniently unseal the package by grasping the pull cord and pulling thereon to separate the tape from the package without using sharp objects, enhancing user safety and reducing accidental damage to packages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Pack Pros-R-Us, LLC
    Inventor: David P. Jasurda
  • Patent number: 8915280
    Abstract: A system and method for automated application of adhesive, buffer, and/or liner to I-joists, whereby a controlled amount of adhesive, glue, buffer material, and/or a protective liner, are successively applied to the exposed flange of an I-joist. An air-activated side pressure wheel first pushes one flange of an I-joist against an opposing friction-reduced straight edge, then at least one adhesive/glue head extrudes adhesive and/or buffer material onto the opposing exposed flange of the I-joist. An overhead liner applicator may then place a protective liner upon the applied adhesive and/or buffer material. An applicator roller bearing and a pressure roller bearing press the adhesive/buffer/liner to the desired mil thickness, after which the liner applicator cuts the protective liner according to the cut pattern instructions received from a controller. A cooler can be used to cool the adhesive/buffer before release liner application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventor: Glenn Robell
  • Patent number: 8911578
    Abstract: A supply group of a packing band from reels, with an automatic change of the reel for an object-packing machine, includes a supply conveyor along which the packing band runs, a device for transversally cutting the band located at a start of the supply conveyor, a device for supporting one reel of the band of slim packing material and a device for supporting a second reel of band of slim packing material. The group includes a first entry conveyor of the first band from the first reel to the supply conveyor, a second entrance conveyor of the second band from the second reel to the supply conveyor, a device for advancing for introducing or extracting the front end of the first band to or from the supply conveyor, and a device for advancing for introducing or extracting a front end of the second band into or from the supply conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: A.C.M.I. -Societa'per Azioni
    Inventor: Giacomo Magri
  • Patent number: 8893759
    Abstract: A system for manufacturing a liquid crystal display device, comprising a panel turning mechanism that has: a long side-supporting part for supporting the liquid crystal panel by coming into contact with an end face along at least one long side of the liquid crystal panel; and a short side-supporting part for supporting the liquid crystal panel by coming into contact with an end face along at least one short side of the liquid crystal panel and is configured to turn over the liquid crystal panel about an axis not parallel to any of the long and short sides of the liquid crystal panel in such a manner that the positional relationship between the long and short sides is reversed while both the long and short sides are supported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Hirata, Seiji Kondo
  • Patent number: 8869860
    Abstract: A label fitting device provided with a plurality of mounting bases which move along a transport path while target bodies for fitting are respectively mounted on the bases; a fitting head which is provided directly above each mounting base and moves together with the mounting base; and a label supply mechanism provided directly above the transport path to supply labels. Each fitting head includes a take-up member which receives a label held by a label supply unit when the head passes a supply position, and an opener mechanism which receives the label from the take-up member, and thereafter opens the label and fits the label on the target body mounted on the mounting base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Seal International, Inc.
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Ushidate
  • Patent number: 8844600
    Abstract: A rotary lamination apparatus has a rotary lamination turntable rotational about a vertical axis. A plurality of workpieces are rotated and laminated on the turntable. The turntable includes a support member that is arranged on an upper surface of the turntable, a plurality of rolling bodies mounted on the upper surface of the turntable, and a plurality of urging members for urging the rolling bodies upward. The support member is formed of material having a high friction coefficient. The rolling bodies are selectively movable between an upper position and a lower position. In the upper position, at least a portion of each of the rolling bodies is located above the upper surface of the support member. In the lower position, each rolling body is located below the upper surface of the support member. In the upper position, the rolling bodies support the workpieces movably in a lateral direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Boshoku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kazuyuki Hirata
  • Patent number: 8839836
    Abstract: A device for applying at spaced positions (P1, X) over a moving web of material (S) superposed strips of a first (A) and a second (B) includes a first (10, 12) and a second (20, 22) cutting unit arranged cascading with respect to each other. Each unit includes a rotary knife (10, 20) that can be fed with the respective material (A, B) and an anvil roll (12, 22) which cooperates with the respective knife (10, 20) to cut the abovementioned strips of material (A, B). The anvil rolls (12, 22) of the two units are arranged facing each other, movable of concordant motions with respect to each other and configured in such a manner to transfer the strips of the first material (A) from the first anvil roll (12) over the second anvil roll (22) superimposing them to the strips of the second material (B). The second anvil roll (22) then provides for passing over the moving web of material (S) the strips of the first (A) and second material (B) superimposed to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Fameccanica.Data S.p.A.
    Inventors: Nicola Cocozzella, Francesco D'Aponte
  • Publication number: 20140255646
    Abstract: Interlaminar features of a composite structure are laid up by placing and steering individual chopped fiber pre-preg segments onto a substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: The Boeing Company
  • Publication number: 20140231025
    Abstract: A device for welding plastic tubes includes a pair of tube holders each of which has a tube clamp which includes an upper jaw and a lower jaw. The jaws in both of the tube clamps of both tube holders have smooth tube contacting walls to permit the tubing to slip through either side when the tube holders and tubes are being moved from a loading station to a stripping station to increase the length of fluid free area in the clamped tubes. A cutting/welding station provides for cutting the tubes and welding them together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Genesis BPS, LLC
    Inventors: Ivars V. Ivansons, Dudley W.C. Spencer
  • Publication number: 20140224413
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed which includes a tape dispenser that bears a roll of tape on a cylindrical hub fused to at least one longitudinal wall, in turn fused to an outer wall that parallels the cylindrical hub's walls, and that extends to the right to form an arm bearing a serrated blade for cutting tape. The underside bears a paper cutting device made up of rectangular groove with angled blade that extends below it to a guiding lip, which may be slid beneath a sheet of paper such that the paper slides over the blade, which cuts the paper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventor: Adam Matthew Tullos
  • Patent number: 8770250
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for splicing together old and new thermoformable sheets in order to supply a continuous thermoforming operation. The apparatus is used to join together thermoformable sheets by: providing a first thermoformable sheet with a trailing edge and a second thermoformable sheet with a leading edge; forming a terminal edge portion with a hot element along the trailing edge and a complementary terminal edge portion along the leading edge by severing a scrap sheet from each portion; laterally retracting each scrap portion away from the trailing edge and the leading edge; and joining together the first thermoformable sheet and the second thermoformable sheet by interlocking together the terminal edge portion with the complementary terminal edge portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventors: Jere F. Irwin, Dale L. Vantrease
  • Patent number: 8770253
    Abstract: A belt cutting and splicing apparatus is provided for joining together the ends of one or more monolithic conveyor belts. In one form, a belt support is configured to support the belt ends in spaced relation to each other and a non-contact heating device is provided for being disposed between the belt ends to generate thermal radiation for joining the belt ends together. In another form, a drive mechanism is operable to cause relative movement of a pair of platens, for supporting belt ends, toward and away from each other and a heating device between heating and stowed positions. An actuator of the drive mechanism is movable by an operator between at least three operation positions corresponding to three different operation positions of the platens. An on-board belt cutting mechanism is provided for precision cutting of the belt ends using the same apparatus for both belt cutting and splicing operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Flexible Steel Lacing Company
    Inventor: Andrew J. Zieger
  • Patent number: 8763667
    Abstract: A packaging cushion insert is useful for cushioning a packaged object. The insert comprises a top sheet, a bottom sheet; and a plurality of interior sheets between the top and bottom sheets. The top sheet, the bottom sheet, and the plurality of interior sheets are in stacked and laminated arrangement. The top sheet, bottom sheet, and plurality of interior sheets each comprise one or more materials selected from an air-cellular cushioning material, cellular foam material, and crumpled paper material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Sealed Air Corporation (US)
    Inventor: Nicholas P. De Luca
  • Patent number: 8726963
    Abstract: An anti-vibrating tape dispenser of a carton sealing machine includes a stand erected on the carton sealing machine, a fixed shaft extended transversally from the stand, a sleeve provided for loading a tape and coaxially sheathed on the periphery of the fixed shaft, a slide mechanism installed on the stand and below the sleeve and including a slide rail slidably installed on a fixed rail, an abutting rod fixed onto the slide rail and extended in the same direction of the fixed shaft, an abutting roller sheathed on the abutting rod and abutted against the external periphery of the tape roller. As the external diameter of the tape roller varies, the abutting roller slides along the slide rail to abut against the external periphery of tape roller normally, and the abutting roller includes one-way bearings for limiting the abutting roller to rotate round the abutting rod in a direction only.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventor: Yen-Cheng Yeh
  • Patent number: 8726961
    Abstract: A device for manufacturing a reinforcing ply N by assembling lengths of strip cut at an angle, comprising: a feed means (300) for delivering a strip (B), an assembly belt (101), a transfer means (200) for conveying onto the assembly belt a given length of straight-grain strip in a direction (AA?) comprising a retaining wall (211), parallel to the planes of the assembly belt (101) and of the feed means, and a first face (211a) of which is intended to come into contact with the surface of the strip, in which device the feed means (300), the transfer means (200) and the assembly belt (101) are fitted with magnetic means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignees: Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A., Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin
    Inventors: Michel Druet, Jacques Lauper, Antoine Filiol, Pascal Martin, Nicolas Jaunet, Gerard Buvat
  • Patent number: 8679282
    Abstract: Absorbent sanitary articles (2), such as nappies or incontinence pads with an elongated central body (2a) and at least one pair of closure tabs (5), are manufactured on a machine (1) by which the tabs (5) are directed in pairs from a feed unit (13) onto a transport line (6) carrying the articles (2) toward a sealing station. The feed unit (13) operates by making skew cross-cuts (16) in a continuous strip (15) of material, so as to generate a succession of tab elements (5) appearing trapezoidal in outline; the tab elements (5) are then distanced one from another in alternation along a direction (D3) transverse to their feed direction (D2) through the machine, so as to obtain two single columns (23) which are taken up by a roller (27) and aligned one with another so that the single tab elements (5) are ordered into a succession of transversely aligned pairs. The alignment roller (27) rotates tangentially to the transport line (6) and is timed to place one pair of tab elements (5) on each advancing article (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: GDM S.p.A.
    Inventors: Matteo Piantoni, Luca Pedretti, Alberto Perego
  • Patent number: 8672013
    Abstract: An apparatus for handling a magnet handles a plurality of split magnets obtained by sequentially splitting a magnet to be split from one end thereof. The apparatus for handling a magnet is equipped with a mechanism which arranges a split magnet with respect to a previously split magnet so that the magnets are put on top of one another and the corresponding irregularities of a pair of split surfaces thereof are arranged opposite each other. The apparatus for handling a magnet is also equipped with a section where the plurality of split magnets are arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasushi Nishikuma, Yasuji Taketsuna
  • Patent number: 8651160
    Abstract: To automatically perform an attachment work of a material supply to a target object, a robot system includes a robot provided with a body, a first arm provided for the body and having a plurality of joints, a second arm provided for the body separately from the first arm and having a plurality of joints, and hand units respectively provided for the first arm and the second arm. The robot holds one of a plurality of types of workpiece components using the hand units of the first arm and the second arm at the same time, and the remaining type of the workpiece components is held and carried by the hand unit of the first arm or the second arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki
    Inventors: Katsunori Urabe, Kenichi Motonaga, Keigo Ishibashi, Takashi Shiino
  • Patent number: 8640757
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for manufacturing multiple layer composite structures and structures containing components made of multiple layer composite structures, comprising dispensing layers of composite material, trimming each layer to its final shape as it is being dispensed, and positioning it properly with respect to prior layers in the part lay-up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Peter D. McCowin, Darrell D. Jones, David P. Banks, Grant C. Zenkner
  • Publication number: 20130306228
    Abstract: A method for producing a flat prepreg material blank impregnated with at least one matrix resin in an at least partially automated production system. The method includes cutting the fibrous material in a blanking station to the geometry of the particular prepreg material blank to be produced. The resultant fibrous blank is subsequently impregnated in an impregnation station. Then, the resultant single prepreg layer is joined in an assembly station with at least one further single prepreg layer, which was previously impregnated in the impregnation station, to form a multiple-layer prepreg material blank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventor: Robert Buehlmeyer
  • Publication number: 20130292051
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for the manufacture of shipping pallets from corrugated fiberboard or paperboard material. The sheets are fed into a die cutting assembly and scored, in pairs, on each alternating sheet of material, whereby a first score on a first sheet is scored facing upwardly, and another first score on a second sheet is scored facing downwardly, to provide a pattern. Adhesive is applied to the sheets at offset positions on Alternating sheets and the sheets are compressed to Facilitate bonding of the adhesive to the sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventor: Alain Duron
  • Patent number: 8562782
    Abstract: A method for interleaving a module including the cutting out of the module on a strip, the gripping of the cut-out module, the conveying of the module right up to a station for affixing and adhesively bonding modules. The module being heated by a heater via heat conduction of an affixing system upon conveying and then affixing of the preheated module by positioning the head of a first guiding member on the upper portion of a second guiding member forming a mask showing the imprint of the module or chip, preformed on the card, by displacement of the affixing system and of positioning the lower portion of the second guiding member on the surface of the card by displacement of the assembly formed by the affixing system and the second guiding member. A device for interleaving a module is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: DataCard Corporation
    Inventors: Benoit Berthe, Frederic Beulet, Sebastien Michenet
  • Patent number: 8544518
    Abstract: A supply group of a packing band from reels, with an automatic change of the reel for an object-packing machine, includes a supply conveyor along which the packing band runs, a device for transversally cutting the band located at a start of the supply conveyor, a device for supporting one reel of the band of slim packing material and a device for supporting a second reel of band of slim packing material. The group includes a first entry conveyor of the first band from the first reel to the supply conveyor, a second entrance conveyor of the second band from the second reel to the supply conveyor, a device for advancing for introducing or extracting the front end of the first band to or from the supply conveyor, and a device for advancing for introducing or extracting a front end of the second band into or from the supply conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: A.C.M.I.-Societa' per Azioni
    Inventor: Giacomo Magri
  • Patent number: 8540003
    Abstract: The invention relates to apparatus which can be used to apply self adhesive labels (2) from a label supply (14,100), with said apparatus requiring no or very little alteration to allow the same to be used to apply labels which are provided on a backing layer or labels which are provided from a linerless label supply. This allows the use of the apparatus to be significantly wide ranging while ensuring that the accuracy of application is still maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Catchpoint Limited
    Inventor: Michael Cooper
  • Patent number: 8518200
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing coated profile members (10), wherein a foil (16, 36) is cut to a predetermined width and wrapped around the profile member so as to form a butt seam extending in a longitudinal direction of the profile member, and the foil (16, 36) is cut by a cutting beam (24) in a condition in which an edge strip of the foil projects beyond the profile member (10), while a face of the profile member is used as reference for the position of the cutting beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: düspohl Maschinenbau GmbH
    Inventor: Uwe Wagner
  • Patent number: 8517074
    Abstract: An apparatus for laminating a film on a wafer includes a cutting mechanism and a laminating mechanism. The cutting mechanism has a cutting device disposed thereon for pre-cutting a dry film. The cutting mechanism has a supporter disposed adjacent to the cutting device for positioning a wafer. The cutting mechanism has a suction member disposed and corresponding to the cutting device for sucking the cut dry film to allow the cutting device pre-cutting the dry film and moving the cut dry film to the supporter. The laminating mechanism has a first lower member provided for positioning the wafer and a first upper member disposed above the first lower member for laminating the cut dry film with electrically heating to adhere the cut dry film on the wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: C Sun Mfg. Ltd.
    Inventors: Chin-Sen Lai, Ming-Tsung Chen
  • Publication number: 20130153155
    Abstract: A system for manufacturing a liquid crystal display device, comprising a panel turning mechanism that has: a long side-supporting part for supporting the liquid crystal panel by coming into contact with an end face along at least one long side of the liquid crystal panel; and a short side-supporting part for supporting the liquid crystal panel by coming into contact with an end face along at least one short side of the liquid crystal panel and is configured to turn over the liquid crystal panel about an axis not parallel to any of the long and short sides of the liquid crystal panel in such a manner that the positional relationship between the long and short sides is reversed while both the long and short sides are supported.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventor: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
  • Patent number: 8402642
    Abstract: In a pocket coil spring structure assembling apparatus, a row-of-pocket-coil-springs auxiliary feed stock mechanism and a row-of-pocket-coil-springs delivery mechanism are connected together in series so as to form a row-of-pocket-coil-springs supply unit, a plurality of row-of-pocket-coil-springs supply units are disposed on an upstream side with respect to a sealing/cutting mechanism, a control apparatus is allowed to alternatively select a row-of-pocket-coil-springs supply unit to face the sealing/cutting mechanism from the plurality of row-of-pocket-coil-springs supply units, and a row-of-pocket-coil-springs supply unit alternatively selected is moved to face the sealing/cutting mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Matsushita Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshinori Kujuro, Hiroyuki Etoh
  • Patent number: 8393375
    Abstract: A commercial tape applicator capable of folding at least one side edge of a tape as it is fed to the applicator to provide an easily a gripped edge on the tape after it has been applied to the case. The invention provides a folding station on a dancer platform mounted on a dancer arm that has a nip roll at its free end and the arm is biased so that the nip roll is in contact with the periphery of a tape roll forming the source of tape and is usable to align the tape path through the folding station with the tape leaving the tape roll and accommodate deformation of the roll. A latch and cooperating cog wheel may be used to control the off feeding of the tape for the supply roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Lamus Enterprises Inc.
    Inventor: Joe Augustine S. T. Lam
  • Patent number: 8365793
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying carbon nanotube film is provided. The apparatus includes a supplier, a film application device, a cutter and at least one mechanical arm. The supplier is configured for locating a carbon nanotube array, which can supply a continuous carbon nanotube film to the film application device. The film application device includes a rotation axis and a rotator moving about the rotation axis. The rotator has a plurality of support surfaces opposite to the rotation axis. The plurality of support surfaces are used for applying at least one pre-laid supporter. The cutter is configured for cutting the carbon nanotube film. A method for applying carbon nanotube films using the apparatus is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shou-Shan Fan, Liang Liu, Li Qian
  • Patent number: 8366857
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and systems for collecting thin tissue samples for imaging. Thin tissue sections may be cut from tissue samples using a microtome-quality knife. In one example, tissue samples are mounted to a substrate that is rotated such that thin tissue sections are acquired via lathing. Collection of thin tissue sections may be facilitated by a conveyor belt. Thin tissue sections may be mounted to a thin substrate (e.g., by adhering thin tissue sections to a thin substrate via a roller mechanism) that may be imaged, for example, by an electron beam (e.g., in an electron microscope). This tissue sections may be strengthened before cutting via a blockface thinfilm deposition technique and/or a blockface taping technique. An automated reel-to-reel imaging technique may be employed for collected/mounted tissue sections to facilitate random-access imaging of tissue sections and maintaining a comprehensive library including a large volume of samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Inventors: Kenneth Hayworth, Amy Au Hayworth
  • Patent number: 8360124
    Abstract: An apparatus and process for use in an in-mold labeling application utilizes a rolled label sheet having a multiplicity of pre-printed non-adhesive labels and a pre-printed registration mark associated with each of the labels, a sensor for detecting each of the registration marks to enable alignment of the label sheet in a predetermined longitudinal position before labels are cut therefrom; a set of driven pinch rolls for moving it forward or backward; a circumferential die cutter for cutting one or more labels from the label sheet; a passive float roll following the die cutter for creating a controlled loop in the label sheet that permits the die cutter to operate independently of a vacuum conveyor that follows the float roll, the vacuum conveyor including a sensor to detect each of the registration marks for enabling alignment of the label sheet in a position of registration thereon; and a plurality of vacuum plenums along the vacuum conveyor for selectively receiving hold down vacuum from an external sourc
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: CBW Automation, Inc.
    Inventors: David E. Carson, Matthew C. Davis, Thomas A. Sahrle, Geoffrey S. White, Robert J. Wooden
  • Patent number: 8360126
    Abstract: A motorized head for applying fiber composite material to an application surface includes a drive roll assembly for applying fiber composite material to an application surface. The drive roll assembly includes a drive roll and a backup roll and a drive roll nip formed between the drive roll and the backup roll. At least one cutter is mounted on the drive roll for cutting fiber composite material, and an ejector mechanism is mounted on the drive roll behind the cutter mechanism. The ejector mechanism positively displaces the leading end of the cut tow material away from the surface of the drive roll to ensure that the cut tow material does not misfeed as it approaches the fiber path chute downstream from the cutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: MAG IAS, LLC
    Inventor: Milo M. Vaniglia
  • Patent number: 8327902
    Abstract: An improved tape supply system particularly suited for use in a multifunction tape applicator for applying a front and/or back L-clips to a case wherein a dancer roll is operable to provide slack in the tape and a break is applied to facilitate cutting of the tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Lamus Enterprises Inc
    Inventor: Joe Augustine S. T. Lam
  • Patent number: 8322394
    Abstract: An apparatus for connecting and cutting tubular cores (1) for supporting rolls of wound material comprising a loading station (80), comprising a rolling cradle consisting of two parallel and horizontal rollers (10 and 11), a star-shaped driven supplier (4), having, for example, four continuous protrusions (2) that allow to load tubular cores of different lengths. The rollers (10 and 11) of the rolling cradle are arranged along a longitudinal direction (16). The apparatus comprises a pusher (5) that acts against a rear end of the core (1), once it has been loaded on the rolling cradle (10, 11), in order to bring a front end of a loaded core in a connecting station (60) where it is present the rear end of a core portion to connect, loaded previously. The pusher (5) comprises an approaching element (9) with vertical idle rollers (7 and 8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Ga. Vo. Meccanica S.N.C.
    Inventors: Antonio Tancredi, Stefano Benvenuti, Alessandro Niccolai
  • Patent number: 8291957
    Abstract: A transporter for dry film laminator includes a base, a film guider mounted in the base, and a film leveler mounted on the base. The base has a platform disposed thereon. The base has two film extending rollers respectively disposed on two ends thereof. The base has two guiding rails disposed on two sides thereof. The film leveler has two ends respectively mounted on the two guiding rails. The film guider is provided for transporting the dry film to the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: C Sun Mfg. Ltd.
    Inventors: Chin-Sen Lai, Wei-Hsien Li
  • Patent number: 8287676
    Abstract: A seal agent D and liquid crystal C are clamped to a lower substrate 6, a pair of the lower substrate 7 and an upper substrate 7 are laminated with the seal agent D and the liquid crystal C interposed therebetween, and at least one of the pair of substrates is a roll-shaped long flexible resin film. When the substrates are laminated, the lower substrate 6 on one hand is aligned to the upper substrate 7 on the other hand in every arbitrary length. With this arrangement, productivity can be improved as well as a positional dislocation due to accumulation of positioning errors can be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignees: JSR Corporation, Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited, Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd., Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd., Toppan Printing Co., Ltd., NEC Corporation, Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Atsuo Nozaki
  • Patent number: 8276637
    Abstract: An end of a sheet drawn out form a feeder is clamped by a pair of upper and lower clamping devices of two or more pairs. The sheet is drawn out from the initial position to the end position in a spread state. While the spread sheet is being tentered on pin tenters, another pair of upper and lower clamping devices at the end position is separated from each other and moved along the respective rails into the initial position. The end of the sheet drawn out from the feeder is clamped from above and below at the initial position with the upper and lower clamping devices that has returned to the initial position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignees: Fukui Prefecture Government, Mitsuya Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazumasa Kawabe, Kichiro Ishida
  • Publication number: 20120234495
    Abstract: A labelling machine for labels printed on pre-pasted continuous film, comprising a rotating carousel provided with elements for supporting the individual containers to be labelled, adapted to turn such containers about their own axis, and alignment elements and tension adjustment elements for the film that unwinds from a reel and a cutting and transfer drum comprises a structure for supporting actuation elements for individual blades designed to cut the labels, the supporting structure being adapted to support a number of circumferential portions of peripheral shells provided with film retention elements and adapted to be inserted in the gaps formed by the blades that are present in each one of the groupings, so as to form a continuous cylindrical surface for supporting the film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: P.E. LABELLERS S.P.A.
    Inventor: Mario Ballarotti
  • 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