Delivering Cut Part In Sequence To Serially Conveyed Articles Patents (Class 156/521)
  • Patent number: 10640252
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of operating an apparatus for applying drinking straws to packaging containers. The method comprises the step of moving a drinking straw carrier from an application position to the leaving position, in a packaging container moving direction, maintaining a velocity in that direction being equal to a constant velocity of a first conveyor. The invention also relates to an apparatus being operated according to the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: TETRA LAVAL HOLDING & FINANCE S.A.
    Inventors: Ashraf Zarur, Björn Karlsson
  • Patent number: 10093441
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus and a method for applying drinking straws to packaging containers. A drinking straw carrier is adapted to keep the drinking straw towards the wall of the packaging container while moving along a lengthwise direction of the drinking straw, from an application position to the leaving position. The drinking straw carrier comprises a rotatable roller having an axis of rotation arranged substantially perpendicular to the lengthwise direction of the drinking straw, and said roller is adapted to rotate in contact with the drinking straw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Michael Berglin, Lennart Olsson
  • Patent number: 10081447
    Abstract: A spreading unit for a container sleeving device, configured to spread open flattened tubular foil material to form a sleeve, to bring the sleeve in a target tubular shape and to discharge the sleeve towards the container, the spreading unit including a mandrel including: an upstream mandrel element for spreading open the flattened tubular foil material having a substantially constant cross-section in axial direction; a downstream mandrel element having a non-constant cross-section in axial direction; an intermediate mandrel element positioned between the upstream and downstream mandrel elements; wherein the downstream mandrel element comprises flaring sides and tapering sides and the intermediate mandrel element is recessed relative to the upstream mandrel element to allow the upstream part of a sleeve to move radially inward when the downstream part of the sleeve moves along the flaring sides of the downstream mandrel element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI SEAL INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Lucas Van Rijsewijk
  • Patent number: 9884696
    Abstract: A label fitting device cylindrically opens and feeds downward an individual label, and thereby fits the individual film body around a fitting target carried to a fitting position. The label fitting device includes a feed unit which feeds downward the label base material while changing the carrying direction thereof, and a label fitting unit which carries downward the label and fits the label to the container. The label is formed by cutting the label base material fed by the feed unit. The label fitting unit is provided so as to be turnable relative to the container to thereby enable adjustment of the fitting angular position of the cylindrical label relative to the circumferential direction of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI SEAL INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Takuji Sawamura, Shigeru Hada
  • Patent number: 9834330
    Abstract: A labelling system includes a dispensing apparatus to present respective cut and opened sleeves of shrink-wrap label stock material for insertion of claws of crustaceans, and a heating apparatus to apply heat to the sleeves to shrink the sleeves around the claws. A related method includes inserting a claw of a crustacean into a sleeve of shrink-wrap label stock material, and applying heat to the sleeve to shrink the sleeve around the claw. Another method involves providing a dispensing apparatus to present respective cut and opened sleeves of shrink-wrap label stock material to receive claws of crustaceans, and providing a heating apparatus to apply heat to the sleeves to shrink the sleeves around the claws. A seafood product may include a crustacean having a claw, the claw carrying a shrink-wrap label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: CLEARWATER SEAFOODS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
    Inventors: Timothy Andrew Burke, Ben Garvey, Lee Babin, Gleb Sekretta, Louis-Phillipe Frederick Manuge, Sean O'Leary
  • Patent number: 9809331
    Abstract: A mandrel assembly for use in shrink sleeve labeler machines includes a replaceable insert having a cutting slot that is spaced apart from both upper and lower elements of the mandrel assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: AXON LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth F. Nyren
  • Patent number: 9333605
    Abstract: A dispenser for viscous condiments and a method of making the dispenser are provided. The dispenser includes a tubular sidewall having an end portion with an inward flange. The dispenser includes a dispenser assembly secured to the end portion that has one or more openings. A seal member is attached to the dispenser assembly at the exterior of the end portion. The seal member prevents condiment from exiting the dispenser assembly before the dispenser is ready to use. The seal member includes spaced ear portions projecting outwardly from the perimeter of the seal member. A method for making the dispenser includes forming a web containing a plurality of seal members, die cutting the web so the seal members in the web are connected only at their ear portions, aligning and attaching one of the seal members to a dispenser assembly, and severing the attached seal member from the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: HUHTAMAKI, INC.
    Inventors: Ronald D. Robertson, Wayne F. Schneider
  • 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: 8999100
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for applying a label to an article travelling along an article path, said label being received on a movable surface at an input location to be retained against said surface whilst being glued and advanced to an output location, at which the label is transferred to the article; the article being rotated with a tangential speed about an axis whilst travelling at a speed along the path including providing at least three portions of surface with independent and controllable vacuum means for retaining the label, including curtailing the application of vacuum means at the first portion of the surface upon the first portion reaching the output location and interrupting the application of vacuum means at the third portion of the surface, with the trailing edge of the label being retained at the second portion of the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: SIDEL S.p.A. con Socio Unico
    Inventor: James Carmichael
  • Patent number: 8910687
    Abstract: The device for placing histological and biological samples encompasses a working area, a bin for cover glasses with a slot in the lower part, a cover glass pusher embodied in the form of a plate, the thickness of which is less than the thickness of the cover glass, a unit for placing the cover glass, which can be reciprocally displaced above the working area, and a press connected to the drive for reciprocally displacing the cover glass placing unit. This unit is embodied in the form of at least one spring-loaded, narrow plate or needle, the length of which exceeds the width of the pusher, and situated directly under the cover glass pusher in the same fastener. Said fastener is connected to the reciprocating motion drive in a direction perpendicular to the working area, wherein the reciprocating motion drive is a carriage. The carriage also accommodates guides for lowering and lifting the press. The press is embodied in the form of at least one elastic clamping element secured to the arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Inventors: Ilya Borisovitch Izvozchikov, Anatoliy Ivanovitch Kurapov
  • 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: 8763666
    Abstract: A labelling machine for labelling containers may include at least a container feed means, a labelling region, a container removal means, and at least one labelling unit for processing labels from the roll. The labelling unit may comprise at least one label roll, a label feeder, a cutting device, a gripper cylinder, and at least one gluing mechanism. The cutting device may be constituted by a rotating vacuum roller and a rotating parting element which, on its circumference, has at least one parting tool, for example, a cutting blade, and the cutting device may be held by a common support device having, at least, a base part and a cover part. The support device has the same mean coefficient of thermal expansion as the rotating vacuum roller and the rotating parting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventors: Lang Thomas, Kampmann Lutz
  • Patent number: 8733416
    Abstract: A method for positioning an article within a label applicator and securing the article between a first roller, a second roller, and a moveable contact member includes securing the article by moving the moveable contact member from a first position in which the moveable contact member is not in contact with the article to a second position in which the moveable contact member is in contact with the article. A label is received for application to the article by delivering the label between the article and at least one of the first roller, second roller, and the moveable contact member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Department of Veterans Affairs
    Inventor: Raymond Herard
  • 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: 8573276
    Abstract: The invention relates to a label, and method and apparatus for forming and dispensing the same. The label is provided as part of a roll of labels. The labels are attached to each other and/or extraneous label or substrate material via a discontinuous line with bridge portions. The labels have a layer of adhesive and a release layer applied thereto and ink printed thereon. In one embodiment the adhesive is applied over the release layer of material prior to forming the roll and when the labels are taken from the roll the adhesive layer leaves the release layer and contacts with the face of the label which overlies the same in the roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Catchpoint Ltd.
    Inventors: Richard Wade, Michael John Cooper, Kevin Barwood
  • 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: 8550139
    Abstract: The invention which is the subject of this application is apparatus and a method for the application of labels to articles-, via adhesive or other mechanical location means. The labels are provided in a label supply (2) with respective labels (8) defined by a line of weakening (6) formed by slits (12) or perforations and the line of weakening includes at least one aperture (12) provided for engagement by a tool (12) at the time when the line of weakening is required to be broken to separate the leading label and allow the same to be applied to the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Catchpoint Limited
    Inventors: Michael Cooper, David Ashmore
  • Patent number: 8544519
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a tack labeler capable of automatically adhering tack labels without using release papers to articles to be adhered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Fuji Seal International, Inc.
    Inventors: Masahide Ikeda, Toshiya Yamada, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Hiroyuki Fujita, Akihiko Fujihira
  • 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: 8517075
    Abstract: A machine for continuously forming heat-reflective blanks is provided. The heat-reflective blanks each include a blank of sheet material and a thermal film patch coupled to the blank. The machine includes an intake station configured to align a first blank of sheet material and a second blank of sheet material for application of a first thermal film patch and a second thermal film patch, respectively. The intake station is further configured to maintain a spacing between the first blank and the second blank. The intake station includes adjustable hold-down bars for maintaining an alignment and the spacing of the first and second blanks. The machine also includes an applicator station configured to apply the first and second thermal film patches to the first and second blanks, respectively, to form a first heat-reflective blank and a second heat-reflective blank, and an ejection station configured to eject the heat-reflective blanks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: RockTenn CP, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth John Shanton, Paul Charles Haschke
  • Patent number: 8485240
    Abstract: A machine for labeling by means of labels printed on a ribbon comprising a rotating carousel for supporting containers to be labeled, a device for tensioning, a feeder, a drum for cutting and a drum for pasting with a corresponding roller for spreading adhesive, all being mounted on a movable slider between a first position and a second position, the slider being provided with elements for movement along a guide whose direction is tangent to the carousel between the first and second positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: P.E. Labellers S.p.A.
    Inventor: Nicola Schinelli
  • Patent number: 8485239
    Abstract: A machine for labeling by way of pre-pasted labels printed on a ribbon, comprising a rotating carousel provided with pans for supporting containers to be labeled, and a drum for cutting and transferring each individual label onto the containers which, in the motion of the carousel, progressively face the drum, the machine further comprising a rotating roller, which is adapted to receive from the drum each label designed to be applied to a container that is not present on the corresponding pan of the carousel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: P.E. Labellers S.p.A.
    Inventors: Mario Ballarotti, Nicola Schinelli
  • Patent number: 8430146
    Abstract: An apparatus provides for a method of placing inserts onto a web press product comprising the steps of: Supplying a continuous web of inserts in the form of a roll mounted on the core receiving structure of insert storage mechanism; Pulling the continuous web of inserts from the roll 8 with the delivery mechanism; Shearing the continuous web of inserts of the roll 8 into individual inserts with the knife assembly; and Placing the individual inserts onto the web press product prior to the end of the web press product line via the delivery conveyor. Synchronizing the placement of the individual sheets onto the web press product with the speed of the web press is also performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: AD-A-Note
    Inventor: Rock A Ferrone
  • Patent number: 8366858
    Abstract: Provided are a manufacturing system and a manufacturing method for an optical display device, which are enabled to adhere upper and lower optical films to an optical display device by using two rolls having optical anisotropies such as absorption axes in the same direction, so that the optical anisotropies may be orthogonal to each other. In the manufacturing system for the optical display device, the optical films are adhered to an optical display unit (W). The manufacturing system comprises a feeding device (M2) for a first optical film (F11) to be fed after cut to a predetermined length, and a feeding device (M5) for a second optical film (F21) to be fed after cut to a predetermined length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuo Kitada, Tomokazu Yura, Takuya Nakazono, Satoru Koshio
  • Publication number: 20120273137
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a lamination apparatus including: a mechanism configured to transport a belt-like flexible substrate including a transfer layer and a supporting layer layered on each other; a mechanism configured to transport a sheet-like rigid substrate; a mechanism configured to coat adhesive to the transfer layer while transporting the belt-like flexible substrate; a mechanism configured to cut the transfer layer having the adhesive coated thereon into a sheet while transporting the belt-like flexible substrate; and a mechanism configured to laminate the transfer layer cut out into the sheet to the rigid substrate through the adhesive while transporting the belt-like flexible substrate and the sheet-like rigid substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shin Akasaka, Satoshi Kumon
  • Patent number: 8276639
    Abstract: A plant for manufacturing single-dose capsules for preparing beverages, comprising a conveyor (2) for advancing impermeable shells (101) in succession along a production line, which plant comprises at least: forming means (3) for forming individual beaker-shaped filters (105) of filtering material and for releasing each of the beaker-shaped filters (105) inside an impermeable shell (101), means for adjusting the level of each beaker-shaped filter (105) inside the relative impermeable shell (101), and welding means (5) for welding the upper edge of each beaker-shaped filter (105) to the upper edge of the impermeable shell (101) in which the beaker-shaped filter (105) is inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Opem S.p.A.
    Inventor: Fabio Binacchi
  • Patent number: 8272421
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid crystal display device manufacturing system having high productivity per space for installation of manufacturing equipment and making it possible to increase safety by separation of a feed path and a working path and to reduce equipment cost. The system includes a pair of manufacturing apparatuses 100 including panel feeding lines L2 arranged in the same direction, continuous roll R1 and R2 introduction parts 101 and 102, and a pair of film feeding lines L1, wherein the continuous roll R1 and R2 introduction parts 101 and 102 of one and the other of the manufacturing apparatuses 100 are placed on one same side located inside or outside the pair of film feeding lines L1, so that there is no need to provide a continuous roll R1 and R2 feed path P100 and a working path P200 in the same aisle, which can provide high productivity per space for installation of manufacturing equipment 100 and increase safety by separation of a feed path P100 and a working path P200.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuya Hada, Seiji Umemoto, Takuya Nakazono
  • Patent number: 8247014
    Abstract: A fondant rolling device comprises three main parts: an axle member, a roller member, and a base member. Fondant is rolled onto the roller member, and the applied to the confection by unrolling the fondant therefrom. As the fondant is unrolled from the roller member and the fondant roller becomes smaller, the axle slides from a central portion of the base toward an outer periphery of the base, so that the fondant may be applied to the confection without interference from the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventor: Christine Marie Schnee
  • Patent number: 8196632
    Abstract: There is provided a mounting apparatus capable of forming dicing tapes in the process of feeding-out a strip material, and sticking the dicing tape to a ring frame to fix a semiconductor wafer. The mounting apparatus 10 sticks the dicing tape to the ring frame RF to fix the semiconductor wafer to the ring frame in a state that the ring frame RF and the semiconductor wafer W are disposed on a table 11. The mounting apparatus 10 includes a pre-cut means 13 for forming a cut L in a state of half cut in a film FL of a strip material A to form a dicing tape T in the process of feeding out the strip material A and a sticking means 34 for peeling off the dicing tape from a base sheet S to stick the dicing tape to the ring frame RF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Lintec Corporation
    Inventors: Masaki Tsujimoto, Kenji Kobayashi, Takahisa Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 8192573
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for applying labels (100) supplied from a roll for the labeling of containers (10) are disclosed. The containers (10) are fed to a labeling station (12). A cutting device (1) provides the required length (103) of the labels (100). The cutting device (1) can be variably controlled according to the circumference of the container (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventor: Dieter Leykamm
  • Patent number: 8182646
    Abstract: This invention provides a product comprised of a substrate with a rubber composition attached to the substrate by at least one interlayer of a polysilsesquioxane composition having phosphate cross-linkages. The at least one polysilsesquioxane layer having phosphate cross-linkages is produced from a mixture of a silane coupling agent and a phosphatizing reagent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Corporation
    Inventors: Richard E. Dewald, Suky Singh
  • Publication number: 20120090761
    Abstract: A method for positioning an article within a label applicator and securing the article between a first roller, a second roller, and a moveable contact member includes securing the article by moving the moveable contact member from a first position in which the moveable contact member is not in contact with the article to a second position in which the moveable contact member is in contact with the article. A label is received for application to the article by delivering the label between the article and at least one of the first roller, second roller, and the moveable contact member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventor: Raymond Herard
  • Patent number: 8066046
    Abstract: A cutting and transfer drum in a continuous-film labeling machine, which allows disassembly into sectors comprised between two contiguous blades, each sector being provided with elements for locking in the active position, which comprise a rotating rod which is provided with an actuation crank, said rod having a portion which is adapted to mate with a reference element provided on the sector, elements adapted to retain the sector in the locking position, a cam adapted to make contact with an abutment provided on the sector, so as to ensure a contact pressure of the sector on a supporting ring which ensures the retention of the fluid that provides suction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: P.E. Labellers S.p.A.
    Inventor: Mario Ballarotti
  • Patent number: 8002010
    Abstract: Provided are a manufacturing system and a manufacturing method for an optical display device, which are enabled to adhere upper and lower optical films to an optical display device by using two rolls having optical anisotropies such as absorption axes in the same direction, so that the optical anisotropies may be orthogonal to each other. In the manufacturing system for the optical display device, the optical films are adhered to an optical display unit (W). The manufacturing system comprises a feeding device (M2) for a first optical film (F11) to be fed after cut to a predetermined length, and a feeding device (M5) for a second optical film (F21) to be fed after cut to a predetermined length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuo Kitada, Tomokazu Yura, Takuya Nakazono, Satoru Koshio
  • Patent number: 7954534
    Abstract: A tape sticking apparatus includes a feed-out device for feeding out a raw sheet in which a strip-shaped tape base material is temporarily stuck on one surface of a strip-shaped release liner. A cutting device is configured to form a closed-loop-shaped cut-line on the tape base material to form a sticking tape. The apparatus further includes a peeling device for peeling the sticking tape from the release liner, and a sticking device for sticking the sticking tape to a workpiece. A collecting device collects the raw sheet after being peeled off the sticking tape by the peeling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Lintec Corporation
    Inventors: Takahisa Yoshioka, Yoshiaki Sugishita
  • Patent number: 7896051
    Abstract: A die bonding apparatus is presented which is capable of realizing different semiconductor packages, for example, a face up package and a face down package in a single die bonding apparatus. The die bonding apparatus includes a substrate transportation unit for transporting a substrate. A first bonding head unit is included which has a first bonding head for bonding a semiconductor chip disposed in a mount table adjacent to the substrate transportation unit over the substrate. A die transportation unit is included for transporting the semiconductor chip disposed in a mount table to a mount stage disposed at a lower portion of the substrate. A second bonding head unit is included in which the mount stage and a second bonding head disposed at an upper portion of the substrate corresponding to the mount stage and bonding the semiconductor chip disposed in the mount stage to the lower portion of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Hynix Semiconductor Inc.
    Inventors: Byung Chul Kang, Kwang Duck Koh, Jum Dong Lee, Hwa Seob Lee, Jae Moo Shin
  • Publication number: 20110024056
    Abstract: A process and an installation for making panels (12), in particular panels used for constructing a building. According to this process and installation, first reinforcement elements (16) and second reinforcement elements (18) are fed lengthways simultaneously and the main body (14) of the panel is placed between them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2008
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Inventor: Angelo Candiracci
  • Publication number: 20100258250
    Abstract: A system for manufacturing an optical display device having an optical display unit and an optical film bonded thereto and including a polarizing plate, the system including: a first cutting and bonding unit which performs a process including unwinding a long sheet material from a first roll of the long sheet material, wherein the long sheet material includes a first optical film, a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer and a release film laminated in this order; a second cutting and bonding unit which performs a process including unwinding a long sheet material from a second roll of the long sheet material, wherein the long sheet material includes a second optical film, a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer and a release film laminated in this order; and a turning unit which turns the optical display unit to the direction of bonding in the other cutting and bonding unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuo Kitada, Takuya Nakazono, Satoru Koshio, Tomokazu Yura
  • Patent number: 7806158
    Abstract: A security and/or tracking information and graphic image fusion system to be used with verification equipment to provide a tamper proof labeled article having security and/or tracking information thereon. The label comprises a printable sheet having at least one RFID device thereon, and an outer layer thereon. The RFID device provides security and/or tracking information for the labeled article. The label may further include at least one visible image printed thereon. To provide additional layers of security, at least one invisible IR or UV image, or both, may also be printed on the printable sheet to provide security and/or tracking information. The visible image provides the graphic image. The label is permanently fused by an in-mold molding process to an article made of plastic, rubber or the combination thereof to render it tamper proof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Standard Register Company
    Inventor: Robert Frank Freund
  • Patent number: 7784516
    Abstract: An automatic nose strip bonding apparatus for a face mask is disclosed, including a nose strip providing mechanism, a nose strip turnover mechanism, and a press-to-bond device. The nose strip providing mechanism drives a nose strip forward and carries out stamping operation on the nose strip, and applies a bonding agent to the nose strip. The nose strip turnover mechanism serves to turn over the nose strip that has already been applied with the bonding agent to allow the surface of the nose strip on which the bonding agent is applied to face a face mask. The press-to-bond device includes a first bonding device and a second bonding device to attach the nose strip to the face mask and to carry out a secondary bonding operation, respectively, to ensure firm bonding of the nose strip to the face mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Inventor: Hung-Ho Chen
  • Patent number: 7748423
    Abstract: The cover film sticking device is capable of securely sticking cover film pieces on specimen samples on all slide glasses stored in a basket, which starts to stick the cover film pieces formed, by cutting off long cover film unwound from a film roll to a specified length on the specimen samples on the plurality of slide glasses stored in the basket 26 taken out from a load tank 12 filled with a volatile protective solution. The sticking device is characterized by cover film length securing means for unwinding the long cover film from the film roll and extending the same until reaching cutting means so as to secure the cover film of such a length that can form the cover film pieces to be stuck onto the specimen samples on the maximum number of the slide glasses storable in the basket 26 taken out from the load tank 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignees: Sakura Seiki Co., Ltd., Sakura Finetek Japan Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Tomio Takahashi, Masanori Yamabe
  • Publication number: 20100147454
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for applying labels (100) supplied from a roll for the labeling of containers (10) are disclosed. The containers (10) are fed to a labeling station (12). A cutting device (1) provides the required length (103) of the labels (100). The cutting device (1) can be variably controlled according to the circumference of the container (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: KRONES AG
    Inventor: Dieter LEYKAMM
  • Publication number: 20100096091
    Abstract: A labeling machine, comprising a conveyor of containers, each to be labeled with a label taken by cutting from a continuous ribbon wound in a reel, and further comprising feeder elements which are adapted to convey with the appropriate timing the ribbon to a device for the intermittent cutting of each individual label, and elements for locking the label during cutting which are inserted between the cutting device and a drum for transferring the cut label to a container provided on the conveyor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2008
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Inventor: Mario Ballarotti
  • Publication number: 20100018643
    Abstract: An apparatus for mounting a piece of foil on a substrate comprises a holder for receiving a strip of foil which is wound up on a roll, a loop buffer, an alignment unit in which the strip of foil is guided between two parallel plates and is deflected at least twice, a feed unit for the intermittent feeding of the strip of foil and a cutting unit for cutting a piece of foil. The cutting unit comprises two blades which touch each other in a contact point in order to cut the piece of foil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Inventors: Roland Kuster, Andreas Niffeler, Martin Von Arx
  • Patent number: 7640962
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for applying tape tabs to a traveling web of material, for example, placement of tape tabs on a running web of disposable undergarments. A pair of wheels each has a protuberance come in contact with the running web of material, which comes in contact with an infeeding tape web. The invention allows placement of tape tabs at asymmetrical spacings, where placement of the tape from contact of the first wheel and protuberance may not be equally or centrally spaced from placement of the tape by the second wheel and protuberance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Curt G. Joa, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas C. Meyer, Tim Parrish, Jeff W. Fritz
  • Patent number: 7563339
    Abstract: A cutting device (10) for cutting a material (12) and providing a cut portion of the material (12). The device comprises a heating assembly comprising an electrical induction arrangement (32) for heating the cut portion of the material by induction heating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: Relco U.K. Limited
    Inventors: David Gill, Mark Gill
  • Patent number: 7527084
    Abstract: An apparatus for affixing glue strips to both the top and bottom sides of folded, yet-to-be assembled cardboard containers. The apparatus, which is loaded prior to use with a wide roll of release coated paper, slices it into two strips. Each strip is then cut into many short strips of the desired length and glue applied to these short strips just prior to their being placed on folded containers. The release coated paper than forms a protective cover for the glue until the containers are used. The use of the release coated paper not only is much cheaper than pre-glued paper but also eliminates problems associated with storing and handling narrow pre-glued paper strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Inventor: Krzysztof Kaczkowski
  • Patent number: 7501036
    Abstract: A manipulation and printing device for labels fed from label sheets, in which labels (15) are fed to a cutting group (18) placed above a feed belt (19) of suction type (20) equipped with superficial holes, placed perpendicular to the feed direction of a continuous label sheet (12), and to a labeller (30), in which it is foreseen associated to the first feed belt (19) a second feed belt (24) and a print head (23), placed near a first side end perpendicular to the feed direction of the label sheet (12), the feed belts (19, 24) being facing in one of their sections in order to advance the single printed label from the print head (23) towards the labeller (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: Sitma S.p.A.
    Inventors: Aris Ballestrazzi, Lamberto Tassi
  • Patent number: 7409977
    Abstract: A method of labeling of a container including a medication includes, in at least one embodiment, reducing the size of the label using a label apparatus and reducing the label size using the label apparatus, applying a surface securing adhesive to at least one surface securing section of the label using an adhesive application apparatus, and attaching the at least one surface securing section of the label to the container with the securing adhesive. The method also includes applying a label securing adhesive to the label to maintain the label in the reduced orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignee: Medco Health Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Wayne Rice, James G. McErlean, E. Christian Hess, Andrew P. Booler, Allen Petten, P. Thomas Shupert, Michael Joseph Szesko, Orlando Vidal, Mark A. Detri