With Work Feeding Or Handling Means Patents (Class 156/538)
  • Patent number: 10272616
    Abstract: A method for applying a label to an electrical cable having an outermost sheath with convolutions defining alternating peaks and valleys, the method including attaching the label to the sheath. The label includes a label substrate, the label substrate includes an attaching side, the attaching side being attached through an adhesive; and the label attaches to the peaks and spans across the valleys and circumferentially wraps around the sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Encore Wire Corporation
    Inventor: Robert Eugene Brooks
  • Patent number: 10165715
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method of manufacturing a display device are disclosed. In one aspect, the apparatus includes a stage on which at least a portion of a component of the display device is seated and a bending unit provided on the stage. The bending unit is configured to bend the component of the display device and attach a portion of the component of the display device to another portion of the component of the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Myunggil Choi, Jungmin Lee
  • Patent number: 10046879
    Abstract: An apparatus for attaching a label to a moving cable, the apparatus comprising: an attaching device for applying a label onto a moving cable and a roller for pressing the label against the moving cable, wherein the roller comprises a first roller for pressing one label against the moving cable, wherein the first roller comprises a U shape hollow portion and is mounted at an angle with the U shape hollow portion directly facing a side of the moving cable and wherein the label is formed into a U shape a first edge of the U shape longer than a second edge of the U shape; a first roll down roller for folding the second edge of the label against the moving cable and the first edge of the label; and a second roll down roller for folding the first edge of the label against the folded second edge of the label and wherein the first roll down roller is mounted to overlap the second roll down roller to overlap the label edges onto the moving cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Encore Wire Corporation
    Inventor: Robert Eugene Brooks
  • Patent number: 10015450
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a sub-assembly of a drape-forming head (20), comprising, downstream, at least one member (23) for depositing the prepreg strip, at least one roller (30, 30?) for compacting the prepreg strip, and a device (10) for checking the play between the strips, consisting of a profilometer including a camera (13), a laser light source (11) projecting a line of light onto the surface to be checked, and a prism (16) arranged near the surface to be checked, in the axis of the camera (13), so as to send, to the camera (13), the image of the projected line of light that reaches the camera at a certain angle. The camera (13) and the light source (11) are placed side-by-side in an offset housing (18) arranged remotely from the compacting rollers (30, 30?), the prism (16) being connected to the housing (18) and to the camera (13) via an elongate casing (19) vertically arranged between the compacting rollers (30, 30?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: FIVES MACHINING
    Inventors: Michel Robert José Cayment, Philippe Claude Marques
  • Patent number: 9827751
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a rotationally driving mechanism that is capable of rotating a plurality of rotational shafts while continuously moving the rotational shafts without requiring a special driving device or control device, and is capable of appropriately changing a rotation speed with a simple configuration, and to provide a film label attaching apparatus. The rotationally driving mechanism includes a movable driven member 103 that includes a driven mechanism 105 in a tapered portion 104 and is coupled to a rotational shaft 112, and a driving member 101 that is disposed along a movement direction of the driven member 103 and includes a transmission mechanism 102 in an inclined portion 115. The transmission mechanism 102 is disposed to face an appropriate position of the driven mechanism 105.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: TOYO SEIKAN GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9771175
    Abstract: A labelling unit comprises: support means, a receiving member, adapted to carry an article on a top end and to receive a label on a lateral surface, and supported by the support means in a translating and rotating manner with respect to a given axis, driving means including a driving shaft carried by the support means in a rotating manner about the axis and engaging an axial hole of the receiving member, and releasable fastening means to connect the driving shaft to the receiving member in a predetermined axial position. The releasable fastening means comprise a spline element movable transversely to the axis between a retaining position, in which the spline element locks axially the receiving member onto the driving shaft, and a release position, in which the spline element allows extraction of the receiving member from the driving shaft and the support means along the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: SIDEL S.P.A. CON SOCIO UNICO
    Inventors: Mattia Giuliani, Francesco Laino
  • Patent number: 9452856
    Abstract: An apparatus for attaching a label to a moving cable, the apparatus comprising: an attaching device for applying a label onto a moving cable and a roller for pressing the label against the moving cable, wherein the roller comprises a first roller for pressing one label against the moving cable, wherein the first roller comprises a U shape hollow portion and is mounted at an angle with the U shape hollow portion directly facing a side of the moving cable and wherein the label is formed into a U shape a first edge of the U shape longer than a second edge of the U shape; a first roll down roller for folding the second edge of the label against the moving cable and the first edge of the label; and a second roll down roller for folding the first edge of the label against the folded second edge of the label and wherein the first roll down roller is mounted to overlap the second roll down roller to overlap the label edges onto the moving cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Encore Wire Corporation
    Inventor: Robert Eugene Brooks
  • Patent number: 9409668
    Abstract: A method of attaching an adhesive backed label onto a moving cable, the method comprising attaching the label on the cable, wherein the attached label includes different length facing edges; maintaining different length facing edges of the label beyond crest of diameter of the cable, wherein the label substantially forms a U shape; pinching the different length facing edges of the label together; and pressing the pinched label to the moving cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Encore Wire Corporation
    Inventor: Robert Eugene Brooks
  • Patent number: 9344053
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an output stage for adapting an AC voltage signal of an ultrasound generator to a converter connectable to the output stage, wherein the output stage has two input terminals for receiving the AC voltage produced by the ultrasound generator and two output terminals for outputting an adapted AC voltage, as well as an output transformer with a primary coil having a number n1 turns and a secondary coil with a number n2 turns, the output transformer having a main inductance LH as well as a leakage inductance L?, the two input terminals being connected to one another via the primary coil and the two output terminals being connected to one another via the secondary coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Herrmann Ultraschalltechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Dieter Jurzitza
  • Patent number: 9320186
    Abstract: A method for fabricating electronic cards by A) forming a plurality of card bodies in the form of a thick sheet with a plurality of electronic units or modules embedded in the sheet; B) printing a plurality of first patterns on a first face of the thick sheet in a printing station where ink is applied on the first face; C) applying a first at least partially transparent coating on each printed first pattern, that adheres to the card body. The method can also include printing a plurality of second patterns on the inner surface of a film forming the first coating. Preferably, the printing of the first patterns is carried out in an offset type station for printing high definition patterns, essentially of the security type. The second patterns define personal data. The printed thick sheet defines an intermediate product according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: NAGRAVISION S.A.
    Inventor: Francois Droz
  • Patent number: 9295590
    Abstract: Aspects of the methods and apparatuses relate to making elastic laminates, and more particularly, methods and apparatuses for applying elastic material in a curved path onto an advancing substrate. The elastic material may be in various forms, such as for example, elastic strands and/or ribbons. Apparatuses and methods disclosed herein may also provide for the application of viscous fluids, such as adhesives, in pre-determined patterns to the elastic material while being positioned on an advancing substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Darrell Ian Brown, John Andrew Strasemeier
  • Patent number: 9252041
    Abstract: To provide an electrostatic chuck, including: a ceramic dielectric substrate having a first major surface on which an object to be processed is mounted, and a second major surface on a side opposite the first major surface, the ceramic dielectric substrate being a polycrystalline ceramic sintered body; and an electrode layer interposed between the first major surface and the second major surface of the ceramic dielectric substrate, the electrode layer being integrally sintered with the ceramic dielectric substrate, and the electrode layer includes a first portion having conductivity, and a second portion that bonds the first dielectric layer and the second dielectric layer, and the mean grain size of crystals included in the second portion is smaller than the mean grain size of crystals included in the ceramic dielectric substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Toto Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuki Anada, Takuma Wada
  • Patent number: 9033018
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing an absorbent body includes: a suction member for moving a suction section along a predetermined travel path; a cover member surrounding a predetermined range of the travel path; and a supply opening through which liquid absorbent particles fall. The supply opening is provided above the travel path in a space within the cover member. Of the space within the cover member, a space located in a downstream side of a position of the supply opening in a direction along the travel path is divided into a first zone in which the liquid absorbent particle is suctioned to the suction section and a second zone in which the liquid absorbent particle is suctioned to the suction section, the second zone being adjacent to a downstream side of the first zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Ogasawara, Takanori Yano, Kazuyo Miyazaki
  • Publication number: 20150107767
    Abstract: An overlay applicator can include an overlay with a top side and a bottom side. The bottom side can include an adhesive agent configured to adhere to a screen of an electronic device. The overlay applicator can include an adhesive release liner. The adhesive release liner can include a top side and a bottom side. The top side of the adhesive release liner can be removably attached to the bottom side of the overlay. The adhesive release liner can be configured to protect the adhesive agent at the bottom side of the overlay from contaminants. The overlay applicator can include a protective film removably attached to the top side of the overlay. The overlay applicator can include an alignment tab. The alignment tab can include an alignment mechanism. The overlay applicator further can include a pull tab. The pull can include a wiper. Other embodiments are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: BELKIN INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: John F. Wadsworth, William P. Conley, Vijendra Nalwad, Justin Jakobson, Steven Lane, Eric Beaupre, David A. Kleeman
  • Publication number: 20150101757
    Abstract: In a plastic film heat seal apparatus in which a plastic film includes opposite side edge portions superposed with each other, the opposite side edge portions being heat sealed with each other longitudinally thereof, the apparatus is improved to make the side edge portions heat sealed with each other adequately not to be low in seal strength and not to be impaired in appearance. The apparatus includes a pair of heaters 5 disposed on opposite side edge portions 3. The heaters 5 have heating surfaces 6 to preheat the side edge portions 3, the heating surfaces 6 being spaced from and opposed to each other. A plurality of suction holes 7 is formed in each of the heating surfaces 6, the side edge portions 3 being attracted by the suction holes 7 to be brought into contact with the heating surfaces 6.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: Totani Corporation
    Inventors: Hideo Ohnishi, Takashi Fujita
  • Publication number: 20150101735
    Abstract: A tray assembly configured to stretch an object film includes a main frame on which the object film is placed and a fixing unit at sides of the main frame and configured to couple the object film to the main frame. The fixing unit includes an adhesive film coupled to the object film thereby coupling the object film to the main frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kyong Tae Yu
  • 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: 8991461
    Abstract: A film lamination apparatus for laminating a film on a flat display panel including a display unit on one surface of a substrate, the film lamination apparatus including: a work table configured to support the flat display panel such that the display unit is below the substrate; and a transfer robot configured to support the flat display panel such that the display unit faces upward and then transfer the flat display panel to the work table while the flat display panel is turned over such that the display unit faces downward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hak-Min Kim
  • Patent number: 8992716
    Abstract: In one aspect, a vacuum drum assembly for use with a labeling apparatus includes apertures for supporting labels on an outer surface using vacuum pressure. The vacuum drum assembly may include air distributors for providing vacuum pressure to selected apertures to accommodate various lengths or widths of labels. The vacuum drum assembly may also be adjustable to vary the spacing between apertures to accommodate various lengths of labels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Lingier, Reinhard Rettig
  • Publication number: 20150083339
    Abstract: A device (1) for feeding self-adhesive or “pressure sensitive” labels to a labelling machine comprises a frame (2), supporting means (3) for a reel of a web with the labels attached to it, a station (5) for detaching the labels from the web, recovery means (6), return means (8), and means (10) for moving the web comprising: a motor-driven roller (11) and at least one unit (15) for pressing the web against the motor-driven roller (11) comprising at least one contact roller (16), mounted on a support (17), for clamping the web against the motor-driven roller (11). The support (17) being movable relative to the frame (2) between an operating position, with the contact roller (16) pressed against the motor-driven roller (11), and an insertion position, with the contact roller (16) distanced from the motor-driven roller (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: KOSME S.R.L. UNIPERSONALE
    Inventors: Roberto Busi, Denis Cattabriga, Giovanni Saccardi, Alberto Zamboni
  • Publication number: 20150083307
    Abstract: A tyre building machine for applying an apex to a bead to form a bead-apex assembly for a green tyre, including a bead holder for holding the bead, wherein the tyre building machine includes a first gripper and a second gripper for engaging and moving the apex in a direction of conveyance towards the bead, wherein the first gripper is moveable between a first start position and a first end position and the second gripper is moveable between a second start position and a second end position, wherein the tyre building machine is provided with wedges, wherein the grippers are biased to a closed state in which the grippers are arranged to engage the apex, and wherein the wedges are arranged for countering the bias of the grippers when the grippers are at one of the start positions or the end positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: VMI HOLLAND B.V.
    Inventors: Marco Slot, Gerard Johannes Van Laar
  • Patent number: 8986477
    Abstract: Device for embedding a thread in a rubber profiled element comprising: a continuous thread feeder arranged on a structure, a moving support able to run along the structure between a raised and a lowered position. A hollow needle, comprising a canal in which the thread runs is fixed by one of its ends to the base of the moving support in the duct, and a tip at its other end capable of penetrating the rubber profiled element, a cutter arranged on the structure, comprising a rotary blade able to cut off the thread at a given distance from the tip of the needle upon each cycle of reciprocating movement of the needle. The cutter comprises a paddle arranged behind the cutting wire of the blade and intended to fold the tail around the tip of the needle just after the thread has been cut by the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignees: Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A., Compagnie Generale des Etablissments Michelin
    Inventor: Henri Hinc
  • Patent number: 8986476
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for fulfillment of patient prescription orders by adapting a standard or stock container pre-filled with medication or the like for use as a patient-specific container through precise application of patient-specific information to the pre-filled container. Precise placement of the patient-specific information to the pre-filled container enables pharmacy management to fully utilize valuable information provided with the pre-filled container, thereby improving the quality of service to the patient while making the process of prescription order fulfillment more efficient. In general, preferred embodiments comprise control apparatus and information-application apparatus. In embodiments, the information-application apparatus is adapted to place a patient-specific label on the container. Preferred forms of the information-application apparatus include a label printer and a positioner. The preferred printer applies patient-specific information on a label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: AutoMed Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob A. Dent, Brian Gorman, Mark Bidus
  • Publication number: 20150075724
    Abstract: A tape feeder, including a tape feeder body and a feeder wagon/linear guide, is used to direct component tape in a linear movement towards a component pick position. The feeder wagon comprises a feeder wagon body slidably mounted to the tape feeder body for movement between a first, pickup position and a second, delivery position. The feeder wagon further comprises a feeder head mounted to the feeder wagon body for movement (1) with the feeder wagon body as it moves along the first path, and (2) along a second path transverse to the first path between a first, tape-engaged position and a second, tape-released position. The feeder head comprises a tape-engaging element engageable with component tape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Micronic MyData AB
    Inventors: Kristofer Karlsson, Andreas Larsson
  • Patent number: 8980039
    Abstract: A device for the production of a part of an aircraft made of composite material of which one surface is able to be in contact with aerodynamic flows includes a male mold, and at least two smoothing panels (12) that can exert pressure on the piece to be produced during a polymerization phase during which a contraction phenomenon appears. At least one of the two smoothing panels (12.1, 12.2) includes a smooth edge with a beveled shape against which at least one surface of the other smoothing panel can slide to compensate for the contraction phenomenon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Operations, SAS
    Inventor: Aurélien Boyeldieu
  • Patent number: 8974615
    Abstract: A label dispensing system includes a feed assembly, a separation assembly, an application assembly, and a control assembly. The feed assembly provides a label initially attached to a substrate. The separation assembly is located in a downstream location relative to the feed assembly, and includes an angled surface over which the substrate passes configured to at least partially separate the label from the substrate. The application assembly is articulable between a plurality of positions, including a first position at which the application assembly engages the label after the label is at least partially separated from the substrate and a second position at which the label is affixed to a target. The control assembly causes vibration of at least a portion of the application assembly proximate to the first position proximate to a time when the application assembly contacts the label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Steven M. Dods
  • Publication number: 20150053351
    Abstract: This disclosure discloses an adhesive tape cartridge comprising an adhesive tape roll, a peeling part, a separation material roll, a support member, and adhering portion. The adhesive tape roll wound an adhesive tape comprising an adhesive layer and a separation material layer covering the adhesive layer. The peeling part is configured to peel the separation material layer from the adhesive tape fed out from the adhesive tape roll, and thereby to generate an affixing tape. The separation material roll is configured to wind the separation material layer peeled by the peeling part. The support member respectively rotatably supports the adhesive tape roll and the separation material roll. The adhering portion is configured to reseparably adhere the affixing tape generated by the peeling of the separation material layer by the peeling part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Mitsugi Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20150053336
    Abstract: Disclosed are a process module, a fabrication method thereof, and a substrate processing method using the process module. The process module includes a structure in which cell substrates are fixed on a carrier member by an adhesive according to a preset alignment standard. The fabrication method includes aligning the cell substrates according to a preset alignment standard, applying an adhesive to at least one of surfaces facing each other between the cell substrates and the carrier member, and attaching the cell substrates to the carrier member by using the adhesive. The substrate processing method includes performing the substrate processing process of the cell substrates at the same time by using the process module integrated with the cell substrates. The substrate processing method selectively includes calibrating the alignment standard for the cell substrates in the substrate processing process to an alignment state of the cell substrates in the process module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Yong Jin Lim, Jae Jeong Kwak
  • Publication number: 20150050447
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a flexible sheet of wood strips for use in the fabrication of engineered floor boards or wood sheets and including the machine and method of manufacture of the flexible sheet of wood strips. The wood strips provide a wood floor which has much more stability than a solid wood plank which is much more affected by the temperature in a room and the moisture under the floor board. Also solid wood planks are much more expensive than engineered wood planks where only a very thin layer of quality wood material is utilized. The transverse wood strips are constructed of inferior wood material. Two or more treads of flexible material may be secured transversely to the wood strips to provide additional retention of the wood strips in the flexible sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: BOA-FRANC
    Inventors: François Roy, Jonathan Cloutier, Vincent Tanguay
  • Publication number: 20150048639
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an internal trim part for a vehicle, comprising at least two layers. A decorative skin (1) forms an upper layer and has a depression (3), in which a decorative element (8) is arranged. The decorative element (8) is connected to the decorative skin (1) by means of a bonded connection, such as a weld seam, in particular an ultrasonic weld seam (16). The invention further relates to a method for producing an internal trim part and to a device for performing said method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Maxime Musy, Andreas Meyer, Martin Schulz
  • Publication number: 20150041065
    Abstract: A film-applying machine includes a bracket, a mechanical arm, an application apparatus, and a storage apparatus. The storage apparatus includes a storage mechanism, a driving mechanism, and a first rolling mechanism. The storage mechanism includes a supporting frame mounted to the bracket, and a storage assembly adjustably coupled to the supporting frame. The driving mechanism includes a supporting member and a driving assembly. The supporting member couples with the supporting frame. The driving assembly includes a driving member coupled to the supporting member and a first transmission belt coupled to the driving member. The first rolling mechanism includes a pressing plate and a plurality of rollers. An end of the pressing plate couples with the first transmission belt, and another end is coupled to the supporting frame. The rollers are rotatably mounted on the pressing plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: MING-LU YANG, JIE NI
  • Publication number: 20150034232
    Abstract: Disclosed are a chip card assembling structure and a method thereof, including at least one base plate, at least one fixing element having a side forming a fixing trough corresponding to the base plate, at least one adhesive film disposed on one side of the fixing element to cover the fixing trough, and at least one thin-film chip received in the fixing trough and bonded to the adhesive film. To use the present invention, the adhesive film, together with the thin-film chip, is lifted and the base plate is placed into the fixing trough, following setting the adhesive film and the thin-film chip back to have the thin-film chip coupled to the base plate. Then, the adhesive film is lifted to remove the coupled thin-film chip and base plate, so that the relative position between the thin-film chip and the base plate is precise and correct.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: A-MEN TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: PEN-LO WANG
  • Publication number: 20150035228
    Abstract: A method of handling a web-like labelling material in an automated labelling process is disclosed. The method comprises feeding a succession of labels at an input station; and conveying the labels along a circular label path from the input station to an application station located at a first angular distance from the input station as measured about an axis, at the application station means being provided for applying the labels onto respective articles fed, in succession, to the application station. The method further comprises selectively conveying the labels along the circular label path past the application station and to a discarding station located at a second angular distance from the input station as measured about an axis, the second angular distance being greater than the first angular distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: James CARMICHAEL, Gabriele GIULIANI
  • Publication number: 20150027632
    Abstract: This sheet-laminating device is provided with first and second clamping devices, a first conveyance handler capable of holding a sheet with at least a portion of a periphery thereof protruding, and a control unit. The control unit causes: the first clamping device to move to a first upper position while the sheet laminate is being pressed with the second clamping device; the first conveyance handler, which is holding a first sheet, to move to a standby position above the stage from the direction opposite to the first clamping device with the stage therebetween; the first conveyance handler to be descended toward the stage to laminate the first sheet on the sheet laminate, which is being pressed by the second clamping device; and the first clamping device to be descended toward the stage to press the periphery of the first sheet, which is protruding from the first conveyance handler, toward the stage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hirokazu Oiwa
  • Publication number: 20150020978
    Abstract: A carousel labeling machine, comprising a plurality of peripheral seats which are each adapted to accommodate a supporting carriage of a labeling station provided with wheels, each seat being supported integrally by the structure of the carousel and comprising elements adapted to lock a carriage in such a position as to ensure the correct application of the labels to the containers that are present on the carousel by the labeling station mounted on the carriage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: P.E. LABELLERS S.P.A.
    Inventor: Andrea Cordioli
  • Patent number: 8931535
    Abstract: An attaching method for attaching a support plate to a surface of a substrate with an adhesive involves the steps of applying an adhesive to the surface of the substrate, heating and thereafter cooling the substrate, positioning centers of the substrate and the supporting plate to coincide with each other, and forming a layered structure by pushing the supporting plate onto the substrate with the adhesive therebetween in a pressure-reduced atmosphere. In the positioning step, after the supporting late has been placed on the substrate, it is possible to finely adjust the alignment of the supporting plate and a semiconductor wafer when attached because the adhesive is applied to the surface of the substrate, and thereafter the substrate is heated and cooled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiko Nakamura, Atsushi Miyanari, Yoshihiro Inao
  • Patent number: 8931536
    Abstract: Described herein are devices for applying conductive gels to electrodes and the gel-laminated electrodes produced thereby. The devices permit the reuse of the electrodes by easily applying fresh gels to them for each subsequent use. In a first example embodiment, all of the components of the laminating device are provided in a single housing. In a second example embodiment, the gel applying and drive components are housed within the device, and a replaceable cartridge houses the gels and the gel delivery components. Also described herein are dispensers for storing and dispensing conductive gels that can be readily applied to and removed from an electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Ropheka Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas D. Evans, John Mann, Todd Evans, Terrence A. Precht, Eric M. Krug, Fred William Kreiner, Helmuth Otto Kroog
  • Patent number: 8925609
    Abstract: A system and method are provided that employ an ink jet process to dispose a non-aqueous solid ink product on a flexible clear film layer as an image receiving substrate to create multi-layer tamper-evident closures including tape, wrapping, labeling, marking or sealing products, in which visual information is embedded. These processes provide manufacturers of the multi-layer tamper-evident closures ability to present variable image content in ways that would be difficult to counterfeit. The solid ink product undergoes easily observable image changes when it is twisted in a manner that creates a shear force between the layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan B Hunter, George A. Gibson, Linn C Hoover
  • Patent number: 8927320
    Abstract: A method of bonding by molecular bonding between at least one lower wafer and an upper wafer comprises positioning the upper wafer on the lower wafer. In accordance with the invention, a contact force is applied to a peripheral side of at least one of the two wafers in order to initiate a bonding wave between the two wafers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Soitec
    Inventors: Chrystelle Lagahe Blanchard, Marcel Broekaart, Arnaud Castex
  • Patent number: 8919410
    Abstract: A fiber placement system for producing small sized flat laminates having a length and width that extends in the X and Y axes, and a constant height measured in the Z-axis includes a fixed creel for delivering fiber used by the system, and a fixed bracket attached to the creel. A fiber placement head is supported by the fixed bracket and a movable table for supporting a tool is positioned under the fiber placement head. The fiber placement head is fixed in the X, Y, and Z-axis during the application of fiber to the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Fives Machining Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall A. Kappesser, Michael A. Noel, Richard A. Curless, Daniel D. Janka
  • Publication number: 20140374030
    Abstract: Aspects relate to systems, methods, and apparatus for a manufacturing tool. The manufacturing tool is comprised of a vacuum tool and an ultrasonic welder as a unified manufacturing tool. The manufacturing tool may be used to pick and position a manufacturing part that is then welded with the associated ultrasonic welder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Patrick Conall Regan, Chih-Chi Chang, Kuo-Hung Lee, Ming-Feng Jean
  • Publication number: 20140374029
    Abstract: A dispensing and sealing system generally includes a film-feed assembly with a support mechanism for a supply of film and a film-drive mechanism to advance the film along a path, a dispenser with an outlet port for dispensing fluid into the film, and a transverse seal mechanism for forming a seal in the film transversely of the path. A calendering device and a movable structure for the support mechanism are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Knaak, Scott Rote, Mark Kurth, Dan Johnson, Kyle Koning, Dan Somen
  • Patent number: 8915281
    Abstract: Provided is a system for manufacturing an optical display unit and a feed mechanism, which can well prevent an optical film and a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer from being peeled from a release film. A pressure-sensitive adhesive type sheet material, wherein the optical film and the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer (film main body (F)) are cut without cutting a release film (F12, F22) which is laminated to the optical film with the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer in between, is fed along a feed path (12A, 22A). A press member (200) is arranged at a position opposed to a bent portion or a curved portion in the feed path (12A, 22A). Since the film main body (F) which is peeled from the release film (F12, F22) can be pressed to the release film (F12, F22) by the press member (200), the film main body (F) can be well prevented from being peeled from the release film (F12, F22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuo Kitada, Takuya Nakazono, Satoru Koshio, Tomokazu Yura
  • Patent number: 8915282
    Abstract: A labelling assembly with a transfer module that has a rotationally driveable hub at least of one essentially vertical pallet shaft, to which transfer module it is possible to allocate functionally an at least essentially vertical glue roll, at least one label magazine and a gripper cylinder that can be driven rotationally around an at least essentially vertical axis, and where at least the pallet shaft and/or the magazine and/or the gripper cylinder and/or the glue roll is a removable replacement fitting or are removable replacement fittings connected detachably to a respective support for a replacement due to retooling. Further, a connection of at least one replacement fitting with its respective support is formed in such a manner that the replacement fitting can be removed and attached by means of an essentially, to the greatest possible extent, horizontal and lateral relative movement of the replacement fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventors: Christian Stoiber, Josef Scheck
  • Publication number: 20140367031
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for depositing one- or two-dimensional fiber structures in order to form a two- or three-dimensional fiber structure, in particular a fiber structure in the form of a fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) or FRP semi-finished product, using a production machine including at least one depositing device and at least one fiber support. The one- or two-dimensional fiber structures have at least one unidirectional fiber layer. The depositing device deposits the one- or two-dimensional fiber structures onto the fiber support in a depositing direction in a controlled manner such that the fiber directions of the deposited one- or two-dimensional fiber structures assume an angle ?>20°, preferably ?>60°, and a maximum of ?=90°, relative to the depositing direction. The one- or two-dimensional fiber structures are deposited on the fiber support in a substantially tension-free manner with respect to the fiber direction of the fiber structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicants: VOITH PATENT GMBH, AUDI AG
    Inventors: Jaromir Ufer, Marco Göttinger
  • Publication number: 20140367037
    Abstract: Flexible material transfer devices, flexible vacuum compaction devices that include the flexible material transfer devices, flexible vacuum chucks that include the flexible vacuum compaction devices, and systems and methods including the same. The flexible material transfer devices include a flexible substrate that is configured to selectively and repeatedly transition between a stowed conformation and a deployed conformation. The flexible substrate defines a material contacting surface that is configured to contact a charge of composite material and to selectively and operatively attach to the charge of composite material. The flexible substrate further defines a plurality of retention conduits that are at least partially defined by the material contacting surface and are configured to have a retention vacuum applied thereto. The flexible material transfer device further includes a retention manifold that provides fluid communication between the plurality of retention conduits and a vacuum source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: The Boeing Company
  • Patent number: 8910691
    Abstract: Assemblies are provided for stabilizing sheets of glass during handling. The assemblies may include rollers of different varieties for stabilization. Crowder rollers may be provided to contact edges of the sheets. One or more of the crowder rollers may have an outer surface having a noncylindrical portion with an increasing diameter in an upward direction relative to the conveyance plane of the sheets. Conveyor rollers may be arranged so as to define a conveyor for conveying the sheets. One or more of the conveyor rollers may be a support roller in substantial registration with a strip applicator for contacting a bottom side of the sheets below the strip applicator during application of a strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: First Solar, Inc.
    Inventor: Brad J. Hart
  • Publication number: 20140360675
    Abstract: An automatic attaching apparatus of a foamed seal member includes an attaching hand handling a foamed seal member, a preset machine in which the foamed seal member is preset, a removing machine removing a release paper, and a robot moving the attaching hand. The attaching hand picks up the foamed seal member from the preset machine, presses the foamed seal member from which the release paper is removed against an attaching surface of a work using a pressing roller in a state where the foamed seal member is floated by an air floating device, and sends out the foamed seal member to attach the foamed seal member to the attaching surface of the work.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Ryuichi GONDA, Koji HAYASHI
  • Patent number: 8905108
    Abstract: An apparatus for affixing a label to a cable moving in a direction parallel to the cable's axis comprises: a bottom push up roller having a channel configured to receive a moving cable; a first roll down roller configured to fold down a side of a label onto the cable; a second roll down roller configured to fold down a side of a label onto the cable; and a top push down roller having a channel configured to receive a moving cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Encore Wire Corporation
    Inventor: Robert Eugene Brooks
  • Patent number: 8905110
    Abstract: A device and method are disclosed for forming air filled cushions. The device includes a drive mechanism to move inflatable tubing through the apparatus, and an injector, optionally including an outlet, located continuously within, or within a portion of, the tubing. This arrangement can permit the formation of air filled cushions in a continuous stream. Also disclosed is a roll of plastic tubing that is sealed transversely at a succession of intervals, with each pair of seals stopping just short of a longitudinal center line of the tubing. Such tubing might be used in conjunction with the apparatus, the central gap between the seals allowing passage of the injector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Pregis Innovative Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: John Stuart Greenwood, Neil Glynn Price