Lamina Transferred To Base From Adhered Flexible Web Or Sheet Type Carrier Patents (Class 156/540)
  • Patent number: 10046581
    Abstract: A digital decorator machine for the decoration of products (P), including a support frame, at least one conveyor, for transporting the products (P) to be decorated along an advancement direction, at least one decoration element, associated with said support frame and positioned above said conveyor, said at least one decoration element including respective print heads provided with ejector nozzles for a fluid to be dispensed on the surface of the products (P) to be decorated, and a casing within which at least one support is housed that is integral with said heads. The support is movable, with respect to said casing, between an upper inactive position and a lower operating position, in which said heads are correctly spaced with respect to the surface of the products to be decorated (P).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventor: Vincenzo Palumbo
  • Patent number: 10014533
    Abstract: A battery pressing device includes a roller and a transport device. The roller is configured to rotate at a rotational speed when pressing a battery cell in which is disposed a battery element having electrodes and separators layered inside an external packaging. The transport mechanism is configured to transport the battery cell at a transport speed that is synchronized with the rotational speed of the roller when the battery cell is being pressed by the roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignees: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Automotive Energy Supply Corporation
    Inventor: Takeshi Yasooka
  • Patent number: 9650270
    Abstract: A water treatment device and methods of treating water such as cooling tower water, swimming pool water, and hot tub or spa water, are described. The water treatment device utilizes ultraviolet radiation, a magnetic field, and ozone fortified air to treat the water, typically resulting in reduced microbial contamination and reduced alkalinity in cooling tower water. Cooling tower water may consequently be run at higher cycles of concentration while reducing or eliminating deposition of minerals on cooling tower components. Swimming pool water and hot tub water treated with the water treatment device typically requires less chlorine, and chlorine levels are typically more stable than without the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Inventors: David Kolstad, David Sunshine
  • Patent number: 9616690
    Abstract: A tape cassette that includes a box-shaped cassette case whose outline being defined by a bottom wall, a top wall, and a side wall and including a plurality of corner portions, at least one tape contained within a tape containment area defined within the outline, a pair of cavities extending from the bottom wall and being provided between the tape containment area and the outline at opposite ends of a diagonal line connecting one of the corner portions to another of the corner portions, and a side face indicator portion provided in the side wall, indicating a type of the tape, and including a plurality of indicator portions disposed in a pattern in accordance with the type of the tape, each of the indicator portions being one of a switch hole and a surface portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Koshiro Yamaguchi, Akira Sago
  • Patent number: 9526315
    Abstract: A transfer system comprises a plurality of rollers configured to provide a rotating function; an endless belt installed on the plurality of rollers; a thin-film having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface; and a functional material adhered on the first surface, the functional material including at least one of a cosmetic material and a medical material. The thin film and the functional material are retained on the endless belt so that the functional material is in contact with the endless belt. The thin film and the functional material are transferred to an adherend so that the second surface is in contact with the adherend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Inventors: Masayo Shinoda, Tomoki Masuda, Haruka Kusukame, Mitsuru Harada
  • Patent number: 9463613
    Abstract: A method of transferring a micro device and an array of micro devices are disclosed. A carrier substrate carrying a micro device connected to a bonding layer is heated to a temperature below a liquidus temperature of the bonding layer, and a transfer head is heated to a temperature above the liquidus temperature of the bonding layer. Upon contacting the micro device with the transfer head, the heat from the transfer head transfers into the bonding layer to at least partially melt the bonding layer. A voltage applied to the transfer head creates a grip force which picks up the micro device from the carrier substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas Bibl, John A. Higginson, Hung-Fai Stephen Law, Hsin-Hua Hu
  • Patent number: 9213149
    Abstract: A cleaning device includes a cleaning portion and a driving portion. One end of the cleaning portion includes a cleaning head configured to clean an object to be cleaned. A spiral shaped guide groove is defined in an outside surface of the cleaning head. The driving portion includes a protruding portion. The protruding portion is movably received in the spiral shaped guide groove. When the cleaning head is resisted to the object to be cleaned, and the driving portion moves toward the object to be cleaned, the protruding portion slides along the spiral shaped guide groove to drive the cleaning head to rotate to clean the object to be cleaned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Inventor: Bing-Heng Lee
  • Patent number: 9180994
    Abstract: A method of conforming upper and lower detached edge portions of a label to upper and lower contoured sections of a container, includes moving the container along a travel path, and heating at least the upper and lower detached edge portions of the label to a sufficient temperature to achieve a sufficient degree of plasticity as the container moves along the travel path. The method also includes moving the container between a compression plate and a vertically oriented belt disposed about at least two rotatable drums, thereby applying pressure to at least a portion of the label. The method further includes applying pressure to the upper detached edge portion of the label with a first linear brush held in a rigid supporting structure, and applying pressure to the lower detached edge portion of the label with a second linear brush held in a rigid supporting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: The Sherwin-Williams Company
    Inventors: Douglas Crank, Clinton L. Allen, William F. Meyers
  • Patent number: 9159955
    Abstract: A method for patterning an organic device includes providing a patterned product substrate and pre-defined patterned source substrate. The product substrate has a product principal surface having destination regions. The source substrate has a source principal surface having optically reflecting regions and absorbing regions arranged adjacent to each other. The source principal surface includes plurality of source regions defined at the reflecting regions. The plurality of source regions has organic materials disposed thereon. The product principal surface and the source principal surface are aligned such that each of the plurality of source regions is aligned to exactly one destination region. At least one of the product principal surface and the source principal surface includes support(s) to maintain a substantially uniform gap between them. Then temperature of the source substrate is raised above the sublimation temperature of the organic materials to redeposit at a nearest destination region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Inventor: Gopalan Rajeswaran
  • Patent number: 9096046
    Abstract: Provided is a direct heating type card lamination apparatus, and more particularly, to a direct heating type card lamination apparatus with a concise and simple structure that performs low power lamination by applying heat directly on a card and performs lamination conveniently and quickly without a waiting time. The direct heating type card lamination apparatus does not perform lamination by a heated roller after heating the roller with a heating element according to a conventional method but performs lamination by directly applying heat on a card by a momentarily heated lamination head. Accordingly, the direct heating type card lamination apparatus quickly and conveniently performs lamination with low power without energy loss or a waiting time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Inventor: Changbum Kim
  • Patent number: 9093648
    Abstract: An anode 2 is formed on an element substrate 1. By using a film-forming solution containing a stacking material that forms an organic layer 43, a film is formed on a donor substrate 10 to pattern a transfer layer 11, thereby fabricating a transfer substrate 12. The transfer substrate 12 and the element substrate 1 are placed so as to face each other with spacers 13 interposed therebetween, such that the surface of the transfer substrate 12, which has the transfer layer 11 formed thereon, faces the element substrate 1 having the anode 2 formed thereon. The transfer substrate 12 and the element substrate 1 facing each other are held under vacuum conditions. The transfer substrate 12 is heated by a heat source 15 under the vacuum conditions to transfer the transfer layer 11 to the element substrate 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hideki Uchida, Tokiyoshi Umeda, Tohru Sonoda
  • Patent number: 9039857
    Abstract: An adherend surface of an adherend is stuck with a protection sheet being in substantially the same shape as the adherend surface and including base and adhesive layer by a method including: sticking the sheet on a first surface of a sticking tool foldable along a symmetry-axis position of the sheet; folding the tool with the sheet such that a second surface opposite to the first surface comes inside; peeling the sheet to a folded portion of the tool to expose a portion of the adhesive layer with the tool folded; pressing the exposed portion of the adhesive layer against the adherend surface to stick a portion of the sheet on the adherend; and moving the tool along the adherend surface to expose a remaining portion of the adhesive layer and pressing the remaining portion against the adherend surface to stick a remaining portion of the sheet on the adherend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventor: Masahiro Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20150099111
    Abstract: Improved methods and apparatus are provided for the production of prepreg slit tape wherein master rolls of prepreg sheet are formed which are capable of being slit, with liner attached, at high precision.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Grand Hou, Christopher R. Horn, Manish Patel, Jianghong Liang
  • Patent number: 8997820
    Abstract: The method comprises the steps of arranging a bunch of cloths stacked onto one another; taking a label (4) containing a respective identifying code of the upper cloth (30) of the bunch, laying onto the label one end (23), provided with a cavity, of a gripping element (21) and creating in the cavity a pressure lower than an ambient pressure, so that the label obstructs the cavity; laying the label onto a labeling area (3b) of the upper cloth, and fixing the label to the upper cloth; moving the labeling area (3b) of the upper cloth by shifting the gripping element (21), maintaining in the cavity a pressure lower than an ambient pressure; increasing pressure in the cavity of the gripping element until the label gets off it, so that the labeling area (3b) of the upper cloth (30) reaches a firm position away from the respective labeling area (3b) of a cloth (31) lying directly below the upper cloth, so as to enable a subsequent application of a respective label (4) onto the respective labeling area (3b) of the clo
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Morgan Tecnica S.p.A.
    Inventor: Fabrizio Giachetti
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8967215
    Abstract: A labelling device includes a linearly displaceable piston operably connectable to a moving mechanism for moving the piston from a resting position to a labelling position. A label carrying mechanism is arranged at the distal end of the piston for carrying an adhesive label and affixing the adhesive label to an object via physical contact at the labelling position of the piston. A force-switching-state system is provided to maintain the piston in relation to the moving mechanism in an attracting force state and the piston moves with the moving mechanism. The physical contact creates an opposite repelling force from the object onto the label carrying mechanism causing separation of the displaceable piston from the moving mechanism. This separation causes a change of the force state of the displaceable piston from an attracting to a repelling force state, causing the linearly displaceable piston to move back to the resting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Marel Limited
    Inventor: Steven Bates
  • Publication number: 20140326399
    Abstract: A laser induced thermal imaging apparatus comprises a substrate support configured to support a substrate, a donor film holder configured to hold a donor film at a position over the substrate support, and a press unit comprising a first elastic member and a second elastic member disposed over the substrate support. The press unit is configured to move the first and second elastic members in a pressing direction toward the substrate support for pressing the donor film to the substrate to laminate the donor film onto the substrate. The second elastic member surrounds the first elastic member when viewed in the pressing direction and is more rigid than the first elastic member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tae Min KANG
  • Patent number: 8869861
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying a label to a pharmaceutical vial includes: a base having a receiving section, a labeling section, and a pick-up section; an index member attached to the base, the index member including a receiving compartment, the index member configured to receive a vial from a vial dispenser in the receiving compartment as the receiving section is positioned over the receiving section and convey the vial to the labeling section of the base; a label source positioned to present a label to a vial located in the labeling section of the base; and a labeling assembly mounted in the labeling section of the base, the labeling assembly configured to receive the vial from the index member and apply the label to the vial. The index member is further configured to convey the labeled vial from the labeling section to the pick-up section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Parata Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Steve Bouchelle, Jasper Pollard
  • Patent number: 8863806
    Abstract: The invention relates to a labelling plant and method for containers. Heat shrinkable sleeves are supplied and containers are supplied. A device for arranging the sleeve around the container will arrange the sleeve in a position with respect to the container. In a heat shrink oven the sleeves are fixed to the container forming the label. A conveyor will transport containers from the container supply and sleeves from the sleeve supply into the heat shrink oven. According to the invention a sleeve support will hold one or more sleeves in a predetermined position with respect to the container. The sleeve support comprises a platform supporting a part of a circumferential edge of the sleeve. Further one or at least two sleeve support elements are arranged to abut on an external side of the sleeve and to support the sleeve in an opened state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Seal International, Inc.
    Inventor: Ernst Christiaan Koolhaas
  • Publication number: 20140305577
    Abstract: A foil stamping method and device according to which a surface of a printing product (D) is provided with an adhesive layer in places intended to be imprinted and a transfer layer sticking to the printing product (D) in places intended to be imprinted. Prior to foil printing, a build-up adhesive is applied to the printing product (D), instead of or in addition to the adhesive layer, in the places intended to be semi-embossed and the pressure acts evenly across the entire surface of the printing product (D), namely also on the raised places resulting from semi-embossing and the remaining surroundings during foil printing. A foil transfer means (3) has a transfer roller (31) and a foil feeding means (4) associated with the foil transfer means (3), the outer surface of the transfer roller (31) being covered with an elastic cover of a small thickness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Peter Barth
  • Publication number: 20140290839
    Abstract: A transfer apparatus includes a plurality of holders respectively coming into contact with a carrier and a roller member. Each of the holders is sequentially separated from the carrier in accordance with a movement of the roller member, moves to a retracted position where the holder does not interfere with the roller member, comes into contact with the other surface of the carrier again after the passage of the roller member, and moves in the direction away from the carrier while sucking the carrier by the suction unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Yayoi SHIBAFUJI, Masafumi KAWAGOE, Mikio MASUICHI, Hiroyuki UENO, Kazuhiro SHOJI, Miyoshi UENO
  • Patent number: 8820380
    Abstract: An apparatus having independently rotating shafts for producing discontinuous and continuous side by side bonding using independently rotating bonding units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Curt G. Joa, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. McCabe, Robert E. Andrews
  • Patent number: 8820381
    Abstract: A system for applying a tin-tie, from a supply of tin-ties releaseably adhered along the length of a liner, with the tin-tie length generally aligned along a length of packaging moving in a first direction includes a tamp applicator for extending and retracting along a second direction substantially transverse to the first direction. The tamp applicator includes a magnet for carrying the tin-tie after it is released from the liner by a peeler, an air assist for aid in releasing and positioning the tin-tie, and a recess and edge for positioning the tin-tie. Part of the tamp applicator carrying the released tin-tie is also moveable in the same first direction, allowing travel in the same first direction as the moving packaging material when putting the tin-tie on the moving packaging material. A spring biases the part to return in a third direction opposite the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Plitek L.L.C.
    Inventors: Karl K. Hoffman, Tom Roberts, Steve Kaganovich, Clay Ladd, Arthur A. Sagy
  • Publication number: 20140238614
    Abstract: To provide a transfer apparatus in which a transferred image is not displaced during image transfer and further, finish is excellent on the rear end side of a recording medium subjected to transfer, in a transfer apparatus for nipping a transfer film 96 and recording medium K with a transfer roller 33 and transfer platen 31 to form an image on the recording medium, the transfer film 46 on the upstream side from the card rear end is sagged during transfer processing, and the sag of the transfer film 46 is eliminated by controlling rotation of a carry roller 49 for a period during which the transfer processing is finished and the card rear end arrives at a peeling pin 34b.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventor: Yuichi AIHARA
  • Publication number: 20140230998
    Abstract: A pressure-sensitive adhesive label comprising: recording paper including a recording surface; a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer placed on a rear surface of the recording paper on an opposite side of the recording surface; and a function layer placed on the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer, wherein a surface of the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer on the function layer side has a smoother surface than the rear surface of the recording paper, and the function layer is configured to be opened by heating to expose the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Seiko Instruments Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuo TANI, Yoshinori SATO, Koichi HATAKEYAMA
  • Publication number: 20140224415
    Abstract: In a laminating apparatus and a method of manufacturing an organic light-emitting display, the laminating apparatus includes a heater which generates heat and the heating member which transfers heat received from the heater to a donor film. The heating member includes a first conducting layer which receives heat from the heater, a second conducting layer which is formed on the first conducting layer and which has a thermal conductivity different from that of the first conducting layer, and a third conducting layer which is formed on the second conducting layer and which has a thermal conductivity different from that of the second conducting layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventor: Jin Koo KANG
  • Publication number: 20140220287
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for manufacturing a label laminate. The method includes forming at least one water based adhesive layer on a belt, drying said at least one water based adhesive layer on the belt, unwinding a first material layer, unwinding a second material layer, attaching said at least one dried water based adhesive layer to the surface of the first material layer, and laminating the first material layer comprising at least one water based adhesive layer together with the second material layer in order to form the label laminate. The invention also relates to a label laminate and to a system for manufacturing a label laminate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: UPM RAFLATAC OY
    Inventors: Risto H. Jokinen, Jorma Henttonen, Jan-Erik Forsstrom, Sampo Pynnönen, Kai Heinonen
  • Patent number: 8794292
    Abstract: Provided is double-faced adhesive tape joining apparatus that allows accurate joining of a double-faced adhesive tape on a tape joining surface of a workpiece in a curved or bent shape with no damage on a surface of a separator joined to the double-faced adhesive tape and no floating of the separator. Specifically, a hand-operable base includes a tape guide for guiding the double-faced adhesive tape successively supplied, and a joining head for pressing against the joining surface of the workpiece the double-faced adhesive tape supplied to a front end of the base. The base and the joining head are configured as to rotate relatively about a support axis toward a longitudinal tape direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Shinji Inokuchi, Kazuhiko Kinpara, Naoto Kato, Isao Hirose
  • Patent number: 8789573
    Abstract: A method of transferring a micro device and an array of micro devices are disclosed. A carrier substrate carrying a micro device connected to a bonding layer is heated to a temperature below a liquidus temperature of the bonding layer, and a transfer head is heated to a temperature above the liquidus temperature of the bonding layer. Upon contacting the micro device with the transfer head, the heat from the transfer head transfers into the bonding layer to at least partially melt the bonding layer. A voltage applied to the transfer head creates a grip force which picks up the micro device from the carrier substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: LuxVue Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Andreas Bibl, John A. Higginson, Hung-Fai Stephen Law, Hsin-Hua Hu
  • Patent number: 8776857
    Abstract: Label application devices and methods of printing and applying labels are described herein. One label application device can comprise a feed component configured to deliver a sheet of label material to a position, a product identification component configured to identify a type of a product that is approaching the position, a printing component configured to print data onto the sheet of label material, the data based on the identified type of product, a stripping component configured to remove a liner portion of the sheet of label material from a label portion of the sheet, and an applicator component configured to apply the label portion to the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Computype, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Jackson, Kevin Nobbs
  • Patent number: 8746312
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bearing arrangement between a carrier (15) for pressing and/or brushing elements (14) and a rotor (4) of a labeling machine (1), said rotor driven about a vertical machine axis (MA), with at least one first bearing element (19) provided on the rotor and a second bearing element (28) provided on the carrier (15), wherein the bearing elements abut one another across bearing surfaces forming a sliding bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus-Friedrich Stock, Heinz Thielmann, Paul-Gerhard Kahlisch
  • Patent number: 8746313
    Abstract: A correction tape dispenser includes a body having a plurality of body teeth disposed on an inner surface thereof, an applicator tip mounted in the body, and a supply and take-up assembly mounted in the body, the supply and take-up assembly being biased away from the body teeth with a biasing element. The supply and take-up assembly includes a supply reel and a take-up reel. The supply reel and the take-up reel have a common axis of rotation. One of the supply reel and the take-up reel include a plurality of teeth that engage the plurality of body teeth during correction tape re-tensioning when the biasing force from the biasing element is overcome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Sanford, L.P.
    Inventor: Andrew Kropp
  • Patent number: 8727826
    Abstract: A donor substrate may include a base substrate, a light-to-heat conversion layer, a transfer layer, and a rib structure. The light-to-heat conversion layer may be on the base substrate. The transfer layer may be on the light-to-heat conversion layer. The rib structure is on the transfer layer. The rib structure may include a plurality of tubes spaced apart from one another. In a laser induced thermal imaging process, the donor substrate including the rib structure may be easily removed from a display substrate without damage, thereby to form an organic layer pattern regularly on the display substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-Won Sun, Heung-Yeol Na
  • Patent number: 8708015
    Abstract: A base material sheet is fed from a base material supplying unit by a feeding drive unit. A raw film made up of an adhesive film temporarily attached with a first and release liner and a second release liner is supplied from an adhesive film supplying unit and the second release liner is peeled off from the adhesive film by a peeling unit. A label printer prints on the base material sheet and attaches the adhesive film onto the base material sheet. A label sheet that includes the base material sheet, the adhesive film and the first release liner is supplied to a cutter. After a cut line corresponding to a shape of a label is provided on the base material sheet by the cutter, the base material sheet is further transferred by a guide roller and is wound up by a product winding unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Lintec Corporation
    Inventor: Kenji Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20140041798
    Abstract: Manufacturing method is for manufacturing an optical display panel including an optical cell and a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer-carrying optical film provided thereon with the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer interposed therebetween, which includes the steps of unwinding a multilayer optical film from a roll, feeding the multilayer optical film, feeding an optical cell, peeling off the optical film from a carrier film, and bonding the optical film to one side of the optical cell with a pressure-sensitive adhesive interposed therebetween, wherein the longitudinal length (L) of the carrier film between a position at which the multilayer optical film begins to be unwound in the film feeding step and a position at which peeling is started in the peeling step is 15 times or more the width (W) of the carrier film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventors: Seiji Umemoto, Kouji Kimura, Takuya Nakazono, Kazuya Hada
  • Patent number: 8641851
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for manufacturing a flexible display device by a roll-to-roll method, are discussed. According to an embodiment, the apparatus includes a substrate transferring part for transferring a lower substrate attached onto a carrier substrate; a substrate separating part for separating the carrier substrate from the lower substrate transferred by the substrate transferring part; an upper bonding part for bonding an upper substrate to an upper surface of the lower substrate from which the carrier substrate is separated; and a lower bonding part for bonding a rear substrate to a lower surface of the lower substrate from which the carrier substrate is separated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: NamSeok Lee, SoonSung Yoo
  • Patent number: 8631849
    Abstract: A transfer tool A in the present preferred embodiment is provided with a refill 3 including a reel section 31 for holding a transfer tape T therein, a transfer head 35 capable of transferring a transferring material attached to the transfer tape T onto a transfer target, and a support plate 34 having the reel section 31 fixed thereto and being integrated with a base end 351 of the transfer head 35, wherein a engaging section 5 capable of prohibiting a relative turn between the base end 351 and each of a first case member 1 and a second case member 2 is provided between the base end 351 and each of the first case member 1 and the second case member 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Kokuyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiji Kai, Takashi Mitsui, Hideto Shima
  • Patent number: 8627870
    Abstract: An apparatus (200) and a method for labeling containers (100) with different types of label is disclosed. To each of at least two labeling machines (1, 2) there corresponds an infeed star wheel (61, 62) and a discharge star wheel (81, 82). A container path (7) is formed, along which the containers (100) to be labeled are fed to the at least two labeling machines (1, 2) in a controlled manner. At least one type of label is processed with each of the at least two labeling machines (1, 2), wherein the types of label processed with the at least two labeling machines (1, 2) are different.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventor: Dieter Leykamm
  • Patent number: 8616258
    Abstract: A composite laminar tape for mass-sealing bottles or similar containers consists, according to the invention, of at least one extensible laminar tape, made of an extensible plastomeric film, which is possibly provided with closed lines for a predetermined separation of areas being meant to act as sealing membranes. The invention also relates to an apparatus for mass-sealing containers with said tape, and to an apparatus for mass-unsealing the containers sealed with said tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Ribi Pack S.p.A.
    Inventor: Leon Antoine Ribi
  • Publication number: 20130340946
    Abstract: The invention relates to a labeler. The labeler comprises a dispenser and a transfer unit having at least one label conveyor belt for applying a label to a product, the label conveyor belt having an adhesive force so as to be able to take up labels with their non-adhesive upper surface on the surface of the label conveyor belt and convey them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Hendrik Frank, Daniel Siegenbrink, Georg Austermeier, Markus Dauwe
  • Patent number: 8580062
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for securing a hook-and-loop fastener component to the end of a tear strip used in a turn-up operation, the hook-and-loop fastener mechanism provided to secure the end of the tear strip to a rotating component of a spool winding assembly, the apparatus for forming the tear strip assembly having a feed roller, a transfer roller and a press roller, whereby hook-and-loop components presented on a feed tape are adhesively bonded to the tear strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Inventor: Peter A. Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 8573279
    Abstract: A coating film transfer tool in which refills can be replaced and which can be switched between a useable state and a non-useable state through a pushing operation includes a case main body accommodating a refill having a front case and a rear case. The rear case is detachably attached to the front case. An opening from which a transfer head can project is formed at a front end of the front case. The rear case has a push mechanism having an elastic member configured to cause the transfer member to appear from and disappear into the opening, a push button which operates the push mechanism, and an engagement portion extending to the front from the push mechanism that moves in a front-to-rear direction within the case main body in response to the push mechanism. The engagement portion attaches near a rear end of the refill to support the refill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Plus Corporation
    Inventor: Kazui Fueki
  • Patent number: 8567469
    Abstract: A laying device (28) that is configured to lay fiber pieces (40, 40?, 40?) has a flexible surface (164) that applies and presses the fiber pieces against a preform surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: EADS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Oliver Meyer, Stephan Schoppe
  • Publication number: 20130240151
    Abstract: A system, apparatus, and method for removing pressure adhesive indicia, such as labels or stamps, from their backing and affixing the same to a target substrate is provided. The automated process affixes stamps, for example, to the target substrate with both speed and precision of placement. Desired stamps can be selectively removed from a backing, for example, can be placed on variable locations upon the target substrate, and can be affixed in the desired orientation with precise spacing between stamps. The precision of affixation afforded by this system is commensurate with philatelic standards and is suitable for all pressure adhesive indicia where rapid and precise placement is desired for aesthetic or other reasons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventors: Khalid X. Hussain, David C. Faulkner
  • Patent number: 8528618
    Abstract: An apparatus and associated method for removing backing film from tape during a fiber placement process. A passive (non-powered) take-up roller is used to wind up the backing film that has been separated from the tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Robert A. Kisch, Kyle Jeffries, Dustin Schmidt, Peter Vogeli
  • Patent number: 8499810
    Abstract: A system and method to implement a molecular transfer lithography process is described. A destroyable nanopatterned template coated with functional material is attached to a removable carrier that is held suspended over a substrate, and a shaped pressure pad brings the functional material into contact with the substrate, initiating adhesion of the functional material to the surface of the substrate, and then detracting the pressure pad from the substrate. The substrate with destroyable template and removable carrier is then sent for further processing. In a preferred embodiment, the system and method are used to process a patterned polyvinyl alcohol template coated with a functional material that is thermal adhered to a substrate and after pressing, subjected to a water bath to dissolve away the template and carrier, leaving the functional material patterned on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Transfer Devices Inc.
    Inventor: Charles D. Schaper
  • Patent number: 8485241
    Abstract: A system for manufacturing a liquid crystal display device, includes peeling means that peels off a sheet piece of the polarizing film from a carrier film; take-up means that takes up the carrier film; bonding means that bonds the sheet piece to a panel; and velocity control means for controlling a feed velocity of the take-up means and a feed velocity of the bonding means in such a manner that: Vh(t)>Vs(t) during a period from the start of the process of bonding the sheet piece to the end of the bonding and that slack formed in the sheet piece being subjected to the bonding is eliminated between a front end of the peeling means and a position in which the bonding is performed by the bonding means; and that during a period from the start of the bonding process to the end of the bonding, L>Ls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Hirata, Seiji Kondo, Kazuya Hada
  • Publication number: 20130153156
    Abstract: An apparatus for coating a part that has an asymmetrical edge. The apparatus includes a film dispenser, a film retriever, a mandrel; and a part holder. Preferably one or both of the mandrel and the part holder move in an angular relationship to one another, and the film dispenser and the film retriever move co-operatively in at least two dimensions with respect to the part holder. There is further provided a film having a first edge and a second edge, and the film can be a decorative coating, a protective coating or combinations of these. The film dispenser holds the first edge of the film, the film is positioned between the mandrel and the part holder and the film retriever holds the film second edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventors: Norm Henry Tiilikka, Susana E. Borrero, Ingo Dieter Erhardt, Stefan Rudi Wicklein, Werner Mischer
  • Patent number: 8460491
    Abstract: The present invention provides die bonder and bonding method by which a bonding load from a high load to a low load is obtained or high-speed mounting is attained. In a die bonder or a bonding method in which a bonding head is ascended/descended by a first ascending/descending drive shaft unit, a die is picked up, the picked-up die is installed onto a workpiece, and after installed, a load is exerted on the die by the bonding head to bond the die to the workpiece, whether the load is higher/lower than a predetermined load is determined, and in bonding, when the load is higher than the predetermined load, the high load is exerted by the first ascending/descending drive shaft unit, and when the load is lower than the predetermined load, the low load is exerted by a second ascending/descending drive shaft unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Tech Instruments Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shingo Fukasawa, Tatsuyuki Okubo, Yoshihiro Kurihara
  • Patent number: 8453695
    Abstract: There is disclosed an applicator and method for applying transfers such as heat transfers, decals or labels to transfer-receptive materials. The applicator has a lightweight, T-shaped, sheet metal support or frame having an applicator station. A motorized supply roll unwind and a motorized take-up roll rewind are mounted on the support to hold supply and take-up rolls, to tension the transfer-containing web and to advance the web onto the take-up roll after the transfer has been applied at the applicator station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Retail Information Services, LLC
    Inventors: Donald J. Ward, Raymond A. Blanchard, Jr., Richard E. Roberts, Monti D. Emery, Wonnie Brown