Discrete Spaced Laminae On Adhered Carrier Patents (Class 156/541)
  • Patent number: 10086598
    Abstract: A holding unit holds label paper conveyed from a label printer that ejects ink onto the label paper. A peeling unit is disposed to the label paper conveyance path downstream from the holding unit, and peels labels from the liner of the label paper. The peeling unit can move bidirectionally between a start peeling position and an end peeling position. A peeling member folds back only the liner portion of the label paper. A peeling conveyance roller disposed downstream from the peeling member on the label paper conveyance path conveys the label paper. The peeling member moves from the start peeling position to the end peeling position by being pushed by the label paper conveyed by the peeling conveyance roller while the label paper is still held by the holding unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takeshi Tokuda
  • Patent number: 9937699
    Abstract: A label peeling device has a holding unit that can hold label paper conveyed from a label printer that ejects ink onto label paper P having labels Pb and a liner Pa to which the labels Pb are affixed; a peeling unit that is disposed downstream on the label paper P conveyance path from the holding unit, can move bidirectionally between a start peeling position separated from the holding unit and an end peeling position near the holding unit, and peels labels Pb from the liner Pa by moving from the start peeling position to the end peeling position; a motor that moves the peeling unit; an encoder that detects the position of the peeling unit; and a controller that controls the motor based on the position of the peeling unit detected by the encoder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takeshi Tokuda
  • Patent number: 9457552
    Abstract: Device for stripping a product substrate off a carrier substrate connected to the product substrate by an bonding layer by means of a film frame, a flexible film which is connected to the film frame and which has an adhesive layer for holding the product substrate in a contacting surface section of the film, the film being connected to the film frame in an attachment section of the film which surrounds the contacting surface section, as well as a solvent reservoir formed by the film frame and the film, especially of variable volume, for holding the solvent for detaching the bonding layer, and the product substrate and the bonding layer can be accommodated in the solvent reservoir, and by delivery means for delivering the solvent into the solvent reservoir and by stripping means for stripping the product substrate off the carrier substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: EV Group GmbH
    Inventors: Friedrich Paul Lindner, Jurgen Burggraf
  • Patent number: 9449255
    Abstract: A method for the determination of classification parameters or adaptation parameters for the classification of bank notes in different classes by means of a bank note processing apparatus includes: sensing measurement data for a plurality of reference bank notes having known properties by means of a sensor device of the bank note processing apparatus, at least some of the reference bank notes being provided with an adhesive strip; determining a set of classification parameters; ascertaining the distribution of the plurality of reference bank notes over the different classes on the basis of the measurement data of the reference bank notes and the set of classification parameters; and comparing the distribution over the different classes determined for the plurality of reference bank notes, with the optimal distribution of the reference bank notes over the different classes, and ascertained from the known properties of the plurality of reference bank notes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: GIESECKE & DEVRIENT GMBH
    Inventors: Matthias Hecht, Stefan Kokrhoun
  • Patent number: 9381732
    Abstract: Device for stripping a product substrate from a carrier substrate connected to the product substrate by an interconnect layer by means of a flexible film that is mounted on a film frame and that comprises an adhesive layer for holding the product substrate in a bonding surface section of the film, the film being mounted on the film frame in an attachment section of the film that surrounds the bonding surface section, and the film comprising a stripping section that is located between the bonding surface section and the attachment section, the device having stripping means for effecting a stripping of the product substrate from the carrier substrate from a periphery of the product substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: EV Group GmbH
    Inventors: Friedrich Paul Lindner, Jurgen Burggraf
  • Patent number: 9381729
    Abstract: Device for stripping a product substrate off a carrier substrate connected to the product substrate by an bonding layer by means of a film frame, a flexible film which is connected to the film frame and which has an adhesive layer for holding the product substrate in a contacting surface section of the film, the film being connected to the film frame in an attachment section of the film which surrounds the contacting surface section, as well as a solvent reservoir formed by the film frame and the film, especially of variable volume, for holding the solvent for detaching the bonding layer, and the product substrate and the bonding layer can be accommodated in the solvent reservoir, and by delivery means for delivering the solvent into the solvent reservoir and by stripping means for stripping the product substrate off the carrier substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: EV Group GmbH
    Inventors: Friedrich Paul Lindner, Jurgen Burggraf
  • Patent number: 9272501
    Abstract: Device for stripping a product substrate off a carrier substrate connected to the product substrate by an bonding layer by means of a film frame, a flexible film which is connected to the film frame and which has an adhesive layer for holding the product substrate in a contacting surface section of the film, the film being connected to the film frame in an attachment section of the film which surrounds the contacting surface section, as well as a solvent reservoir formed by the film frame and the film, especially of variable volume, for holding the solvent for detaching the bonding layer, and the product substrate and the bonding layer can be accommodated in the solvent reservoir, and by delivery means for delivering the solvent into the solvent reservoir and by stripping means for stripping the product substrate off the carrier substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: EV Group GmbH
    Inventors: Jürgen Burggraf, Friedrich Paul Lindner
  • Patent number: 9186877
    Abstract: Device for stripping a product substrate from a carrier substrate connected to the product substrate by an interconnect layer by means of a flexible film that is mounted on a film frame and that comprises an adhesive layer for holding the product substrate in a bonding surface section of the film, the film being mounted on the film frame in an attachment section of the film that surrounds the bonding surface section, and the film comprising a stripping section that is located between the bonding surface section and the attachment section, the device having stripping means for effecting a stripping of the product substrate from the carrier substrate from a periphery of the product substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: EV Group GmbH
    Inventors: Friedrich Paul Lindner, Jurgen Burggraf
  • Patent number: 9073384
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system (1) for affixing a pattern (2) onto a substrate (3), said system (1) including a transfer means (4) to which said pattern (2) is attached, and a pressing means (5), said system (1) being characterized in that it includes a means (6) for aiding in the positioning of the pattern (2) relative to the substrate (3), said aiding means (6) including a first member (7) rigidly connected to the substrate (3) or to the pressing means (5) and a second member (9) rigidly connected to the transfer means (4), said first and second members (7, 9) being designed in such that engagement is established therebetween that prevents the possibility of the members moving away from each other. The invention can be used for depositing decorative and/or functional elements onto a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: SGD S.A.
    Inventors: Antoine Emile Andre Marie Bauvin, Christophe Jean Wagner
  • Patent number: 8910692
    Abstract: A label attaching device includes a substrate moving unit configured to move a substrate in a first direction, a labeler configured to attach a label to the substrate, and a first labeler moving unit coupled to the labeler, the first labeler moving unit being configured to move the labeler in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Pilgoo Jun, Junsub Lee
  • Patent number: 8888945
    Abstract: The use of a heat idler moveable along a path provides speed and flexibility in the heat labeling of containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Gavin John Broad, Adal Tecleab, Jason Lee DeBruler
  • Patent number: 8844249
    Abstract: A film supplying apparatus includes: an upstream belt conveying unit and a downstream belt conveying unit that sequentially convey a label formed by cutting a label-forming base material, to a label delivery position; a label detection sensor that detects the label at an upper position of the downstream belt conveying unit; an encoder attached to a take-up spindle of a label delivery apparatus; and a control unit that calculates the amount of shift in the label on the basis of a label detection signal from the label detection sensor and a pulse signal from the encoder, and controls the operation of the downstream belt conveying unit conveying the label, so as to convey the label and stop the label at the label delivery position, while modifying the amount of shift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Seal International, Inc.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Ushidate, Seiichi Matsushita
  • Patent number: 8800627
    Abstract: A transfer medium manufacturing method for manufacturing a transfer medium in which a foil forming recording material containing metallic particles capable of being transferred onto a target has been applied to a base material includes: applying the foil forming recording material to the base material; and smoothing the surface of the foil forming recording material applied to the base material in the applying, the foil forming recording material being in a partially-melted state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Kunihiko Matsuhashi
  • 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: 8783320
    Abstract: A label applying apparatus and a related method are provided. The label applying apparatus may include a label applicator and a receptacle. The label applicator may include a displaceable piston with an applicator surface configured to receive a label. The receptacle may include walls that define an interior compartment. Further the receptacle may include a pivotable cover member that pivots about a hinge between a closed position that covers an upper opening of the receptacle and an open position in which articles of material may be inserted into the interior compartment. The distal end of an upper portion of the pivotable cover member may engage the articles such that the articles are retained in a position whereby the displaceable piston extends into the interior compartment and applies a label to a label application surface of the most proximate one of the articles to the applicator surface of the displaceable piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Benjamin Floyd Coleman, Sr., Robert Eugene Weaver, Victor Lee Hardy
  • 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: 8695671
    Abstract: A prepreg lamination head and a prepreg automatic lamination apparatus with the same is provided. By using them, the curling-up of the cut terminal portion of the prepreg sheet can be prevented. The prepreg lamination head includes: a first roller, a second roller, and a forward-placed paper liner peeling device. The forward-placed paper liner peeling device includes a third roller, which is provided between and above the first and second rollers. The paper liner attached on the first side of the prepreg sheet is peeled off right after passing the first roller. The peeled paper liner is hanged over the third roller between the first and second rollers. The third roller guides the peeled paper liner to the second roller. The prepreg sheet is pressed on the laminated body with the second roller through the paper liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Daiki Arakawa, Jun Eto, Koji Yamada, Masayuki Kokubu
  • Patent number: 8646505
    Abstract: A micro device transfer head and head array are disclosed. In an embodiment, the micro device transfer head includes a base substrate, a mesa structure with sidewalls, an electrode formed over the mesa structure, and a dielectric layer covering the electrode. A voltage can be applied to the micro device transfer head and head array to pick up a micro device from a carrier substrate and release the micro device onto a receiving substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: LuxVue Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Andreas Bibl, John A. Higginson, Hung-Fai Stephen Law, Hsin-Hua Hu
  • 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: 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: 8464772
    Abstract: A dispensing apparatus for labeling machines for applying labels, which are supplied via a carrier belt carrying a plurality of labels, to bottles and in particular to bottle necks, has a dispensing arm and a dispensing head which is arranged on the dispensing arm and has a dispensing edge for deflecting the carrier belt in order thereby to detach a respective label, wherein the dispensing edge and/or the dispensing head is pivotable in order to adjust a movement direction of the labels being detached from the carrier belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventor: Willibald Bittner
  • Patent number: 8464771
    Abstract: A multi-layer laminate media is provided on which information may be applied in machine or human readable form on a visible front surface by the output of one or more lasers, or other high intensity light source. In a preferred embodiment, the media has three layers including preferably transparent substrate, a thermochromic layer and a light absorbent layer located intermediate the media substrate and the thermochromic layer. The light absorbent layer is adapted to absorb light from the light source and convert the absorbed light into heat. The heat is immediately conducted into selected portions of the thermochromic layer which is in thermal contact with the light absorbent layer, causing portions of the thermochromic layer to change visual appearance such as color to create the desired mark. The media optimally includes obscuration materials to reduce the visibility of the light absorbent layer to the naked eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Sinclair Systems International LLC
    Inventors: M. Scott Howarth, Colin P. Woodward, Neil Griffin, Sam Hyde, Roger Clarke, Richard Calusdian, Wilson B. Murray, Richard Hirst, Richard Evans, Enrique B. Schilling, Gareth Melton, Timothy Moore, David Southwood
  • Patent number: 8453697
    Abstract: There is provided a device for attaching a one-way type pouring nozzle, which includes a simple and small-size mechanism capable of efficiently fusion-joining the one-way type pouring nozzle to a film for package bag. In this device, a nozzle template film formed with a plurality of one-way type pouring nozzles templated by tear-inducing flaws is fed to a continuously running film for package bag to fusion-join a base portion of each of the one-way type pouring nozzles through its outer sealant layer to an inner sealant layer on one-sided portion of the film for package bag, while an unwanted portion of the nozzle template film is cut out and removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Yushin Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Katsunori Futase
  • Patent number: 8453700
    Abstract: Continuous motion label transferring apparatus includes a non-stick surface between a peel point and a pinch point. A label unwinder continuously passes a first web along a path towards the pinch point. The first web includes a series of spaced labels having pressure sensitive self-adhesive on a surface to which a liner of release material is releasably attached. As the release liner travels around the peel point, the labels continue to move toward the pinch point, passing over the nonstick surface as they approach the pinch point. A target mover passes a succession of spaced targets through the pinch point adjacent the self-adhesive surface of the labels, so that the labels are individually adhered to the targets. A control system for the label unwinder monitors the target mover, and synchronizes the labels and targets in a desired manner. The distance between the peel point and the pinch point is set so that the labels can be fed continuously into the pinch point in registration with the targets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: PowerForward, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Painter, Kevin Quinn
  • Patent number: 8434539
    Abstract: This invention relates to a tape applicator or tape head formed from a combination of two separated apparatuses namely a detachable unit containing a front portion of the tape applicator and a stationary unit containing a rear portion of the applicator with snap-on engagement there between to obtain the interactive motion of a conventional tape applicator i.e. the present invention separates a conventional tape applicator into two separate portions which results in the ability to quickly change tapes and reduces safety hazards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Lamus Enterprises Inc.
    Inventor: Joe Augustine S. T. Lam
  • Patent number: 8434540
    Abstract: There is disclosed a configurable modular labeling machine and a method of making same. The machine can be selectively assembled in a number of different configurations. The machine has a frame or housing that can mount selectively positionable applicator and rewind modules. The applicator module includes a plate that can carry direction-changing and feed rolls and can mount a dispensing mechanism. The rewind module can include a plate that can mount direction-changing rolls and a rewind.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventor: Johannes S. Lenkl
  • Patent number: 8424581
    Abstract: An air conveyor is positioned on a tabbing machine and includes a housing having an air chamber and a web entry and web exit and air port communicating with the air chamber. An air nozzle assembly is positioned within the air chamber and includes upper and lower nozzle plates that extend across the air chamber and spaced from each other to form a web delivery channel that is aligned with the web entry and web exit. Each of the nozzle plates includes a plurality of air nozzles extending through the nozzle plate and configured to pass pressurized air from the air chamber into the web delivery channel such that a web of material entering the web entry is drawn, for example, by venturi pressure, from the web entry through the web delivery channel and out the web exit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Profold, Inc.
    Inventor: Chris Brandes
  • Patent number: 8393369
    Abstract: A labeling machine for labels printed on continuous film, comprising, in an intermediate position between a motorized reel and a feed roller, a tunnel provided with suction elements adapted to determine on the film in transit inside it an attraction that gives it a bent configuration, elements being provided which are adapted to control the depth of the bend, the tunnel being provided with a bottom and a lid that are adapted to align the film at a constant height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: P.E. Labellers S.p.A.
    Inventor: Mario Ballarotti
  • Patent number: 8366855
    Abstract: A machine for forming a flexible pouch having a spout fitment includes a frame, a transport device adjacent the frame for transporting a flexible material therealong, and a feeder device for supplying a roll of tape material having a plurality of fitments secured thereto. A fitment insertion station receives the roll of tape material with pre-applied fitments, and removes the fitment, and seals the fitment to a fitment receiving portion of the flexible material. A pouch body forming station operatively forms a body of the pouch from the flexible material, and an upper edge, a lower edge and a side edge extending therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: PPI Technologies Global, LLC
    Inventor: R. Charles Murray
  • Patent number: 8323430
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the provision of activated temperature-sensitive and/or time-sensitive indicators for product marking. A first variant is characterized by the activation of an indicator and the subsequent application of a protective filter to the indicator, with the indicator being conveyed along an activation device and along a protective filter application unit subsequent to it in the conveying direction. A second variant is characterized by the activation of an indicator already provided with a protective filter. The invention furthermore relates to apparatus for the carrying out of the named methods as well as to a product marking which was manufactured in accordance with the methods in accordance with the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Bizerba GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Markus Uber, Juergen Bernhard, Michael Feuerstack, Uwe Jannasch
  • Patent number: 8186409
    Abstract: The present invention provides a tag ablation mechanism and a tag-and-tape combination apparatus using the same, wherein a driving gear is actuated to rotate by a rotating device by way of a lever to drive a driven gear to rotate so as to ablate a tag from a bottom paper extended from a tag roll on the driven gear. In the present invention, an ablated tag is capable of being combined with a tape so that the tag attached to the tape can be adhered to a packaged object. The mechanism and apparatus of the present invention are capable of adjusting a rotating arc length so as to handle various tags with different sizes and lengths and to complete tag ablation and tag-and-tape combination in each driving operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Kuei-Kai Shao, Pei-Chun Chen, Chen-Shen Liu, Chin-Lu Huang
  • Patent number: 8186408
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for printing and wrapping adhesive backed labels around elongate articles, such as electrical wires, including a rotatable puck assembly having an interrupted circumferential surface defining an opening for receiving an elongate object to be labeled and wing members for applying said label during rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: HellermannTyton Corporation
    Inventors: Todd Fries, Edward P. Dyer, William K. Lueschen
  • Patent number: 8156983
    Abstract: An auxiliary machine for labelling machines of the type including a supply of labels (10) for application on packages (4) for goods and a thermal printer (6) for the provision of informative prints on the labels, is provided. The auxiliary machine has a stand (14) connectable to the labelling machine and on which there is supported a supply of coverings (16), which are detachably attached to a tape (23), a mechanism for advancing the tape (23) to a picking tool (20) for picking off individual coverings from the tape and applying the same on individual labels (10), as well as a dispenser (19) for the discharge of a substance loading on the individual label. Advantageously, in the auxiliary machine, a stamping tool (25) may also be included for stamping of cavities in the coverings or labels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Tempix AB
    Inventor: Henry Norrby
  • Patent number: 8136563
    Abstract: A film transfer unit is provided on an inking unit of a printing unit. If such a film transfer unit includes an intermittent drive device having dancers then, as a result, access to an ink fountain or an inking unit is generally rather restricted. Adjustable guide elements of the intermittent drive device are provided in a frame of an intermittent drive module which can be pushed, in the form of a cassette, out of an opening of the film transfer unit when the film transfer unit is not to be used to transfer a transfer layer from a transfer film to a printing material, so that an installation space which has thus become free can be used to operate an ink fountain of the inking unit. A cassette for a film transfer apparatus and a method for operating a film transfer apparatus, are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventor: Alexander Weber
  • Patent number: 8127819
    Abstract: A lay-up head receives a prepreg bonded to a support tape, and the prepreg is separated from its support tape by peeling, by means of a separator just upstream of a depositing member for depositing the prepreg tape on a deposition tool; the head includes, downstream of the separator, a retractable device for moving the prepreg away from the support tape, allowing the prepreg to be moved away just upstream of the separator, by means of which the prepreg can be separated earlier when the retractable device is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Forest-Line Capdenac
    Inventors: Pierre Andre Henri Tillement, Stephane Robert Elie Charra
  • Patent number: 8083881
    Abstract: A labeling system for applying an adhesive backed name tape to a name badge. The system includes a base member or fixture having a seat for receiving the name badge and a pair of spacedly disposed bridge members supported by the base member adjacent respective ends of the seat. The adhesive backed name tape is positioned over the name badge, extending between the pair of bridge members and spaced from the name badge. The bridge members preferably have a ribbed upper contact surface. A roller is used for contacting a top surface of the adhesive backed name tape so as to apply the adhesive backed name tape to the name badge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Reeves Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert J. Reeves
  • Patent number: 8067083
    Abstract: An article surface ornamental structure that is easy to work and able to form a decorative pattern of an optional design and a high-grade feeling produced thanks to the metallic luster and, if necessary, to form a third dimensional decorative pattern. A metal-coated layer is formed by depositing a metal material with metallic luster on a surface of a base material. The metal-coated layer is at least partly provided with a separation part, in which the based material has its surface exposed to create an ornamental pattern thanks to a difference between the outer appearance of the base material and the metallic luster of the remaining metal-coated layer. With the base material and the metal-coated layer exposed, respectively, each of their surfaces is coated with a clear-coating layer made of synthetic resin material having transmittancy in order to protect the surface of the ornamental pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Hamano Plating Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kimio Hamano
  • Patent number: 8061403
    Abstract: There is disclosed a hand-held portable labeler that enables the label web supply to be quickly threaded into the labeler. The path of the carrier web for the labels from the nip of the print head and platen roll, about the delaminator, into the nip between the platen roll and a pressure roll, and out of the labeler is short and the pressure roll is widely separable from the platen roll to facilitate threading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventor: Clyde N. Tharp
  • Patent number: 8042590
    Abstract: A protection mechanism for dry film laminator includes a lower member, and an upper member located above the lower member. The upper member moves downwardly/upwardly relative to the lower member. The upper member has a plurality of through holes defined therein and extending therethrough. An air supply device communicates with the through holes for feeding air into the through holes. A film guide device is disposed above the upper member and includes a supply spool and a take-up spool disposed thereon. A continuous release film movably connected to the film guide device. The continuous release film which is wound on the supply spool is routed from the supply spool to flatly pass between the upper member and the lower member, and is sequentially collected by the take-up spool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: C Sum Mfg. Ltd.
    Inventor: Chin-Sen Lai
  • Patent number: 8033312
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for printing and wrapping adhesive backed labels around elongate articles, such as electrical wires, including a rotatable puck assembly having an interrupted circumferential surface defining an opening for receiving an elongate object to be labeled and wing members for applying said label during rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: HellermannTyton Corporation
    Inventors: Todd Fries, Edward P. Dyer, William K. Lueschen
  • Patent number: 8028734
    Abstract: Presented herein is a unique portable electronic hand-held label dispenser that is adjustable to accommodate labels of various widths by lengthening the pins and replacing a lower guide plate, and which additionally incorporates a sensor mechanism that precisely determines the length of each label, in order to accurately advance the roll of labels according to the captured data and dispense a single label at a time, and which includes the added advantage of a unique slotted uptake wheel that efficiently collects the paper backing for easy disposal. Depressing an electronic switch causes a label to be dispensed and also activates the sensor mechanism, which allows a roll of labels to advance until the end of the next label is identified, indicating that the roll has been advanced the full length of a single label, and additionally the uptake wheel rotates to capture the discarded paper backing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Inventor: Eli Wermuth
  • Patent number: 8011410
    Abstract: A driving mechanism for a labeling machine includes a plurality of driving arm assemblies and a gear set. The driving arm assemblies and the gear set are independent and can rotate quickly and are less likely to be worn off, and can drive feeding wheels coupled on axles to rotate concurrently to draw and convey a roll of film. A dust guarding plate is provided to surround a base. The driving mechanism provides secure transmission and simple repair and maintenance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Inventor: Fu-Chuan Huang
  • Patent number: 8011405
    Abstract: A labeller includes a waste liner rewind wheel for taking up the release liner after it has been separated from the labels, and a print mechanism positioned along the label path for real-time printing of a desired print material on the labels. In one embodiment, the waste liner rewind wheel includes a mechanism for adjusting the speed of the rewind wheel as the amount of waste liner on the rewind wheel increases, while maintaining sufficient tension on the waste liner to pull the waste liner onto the rewind wheel. In another embodiment, the print mechanism is mounted to the frame along the label path, such that the print mechanism is capable of printing on the labels as they are moved past the print mechanism. The labeller may additionally include an encoder for registering the position of the label web with respect to the print mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Joe & Samia Management Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Z. Sleiman, Michael R. Schram, Douglas F. Lovegrove, Bradley V. Allen
  • Patent number: 8007623
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided to allow for cutting a stretchable first web into segments and securing the segments to a second web. The apparatus includes an infeed rate adjustment apparatus, a tension control device, a cutting apparatus, and means for securing the segments to the second web. The infeed rate adjustment apparatus is sized and configured to adjust the speed of the infeed of the first web to the cutting apparatus to space apart the segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Curt G. Joa, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert E Andrews
  • Patent number: 7997319
    Abstract: A labeling device includes a conveyor belt for taking up a row of labels, and two label dispensers, each for dispensing labels from a dispensing sheet over a dispensing edge onto the conveyor belt. The label dispensers are disposed one behind the other, the dispensing edge of a rear one of the dispensers being shifted, so that the dispensing edges of the two label dispensers are one above the other. The conveyor belt is guided over a belt deflector for changing the course of the belt between two positions as to the dispensing edges, the belt deflector including a tilting lever, over which the conveyor belt is deflected and which can be swiveled between two positions. The conveyor belt is in a first position for taking up labels at the first dispensing edge and in a second position, for taking up labels at the second dispensing edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Multivac Marking & Inspection GmbH & Co KG
    Inventor: Georg Austermeier
  • 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: 7955469
    Abstract: The use of a heat idler moveable along a path provides speed and flexibility in the heat labeling of containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Gavin John Broad, Adal Tecleab, Jason Lee DeBruler
  • Patent number: 7946496
    Abstract: The invention is related to an RFID applicator that may include a peeler member (140) including a peel end (142), the peeler member being configured to cause an RFID label (102) to peel away from a web (110) when the web passes around the peel end; a label tamp assembly (150) configured to receive the RFID label and to move the RFID label into contact with an item (104) on which the RFID label is to be applied; and a label reject assembly having an extendable path altering mechanism (500) located proximate to said peel end, configured to advance from a retracted position to an extended position to alter a path of the web around said peel end, and wherein said extendable path altering mechanism is positioned and dimensioned to inhibit an RFID label from peeling away from said web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: John C. Ford, Christopher Marcus
  • Publication number: 20110079361
    Abstract: An apparatus for semiconductor die bonding includes a first bonding head and a second bonding head configured to respectively pickup a first semiconductor chip and a second semiconductor chip located at a pickup point. The apparatus for semiconductor die bonding may also include a first transfer device configured to transfer the first bonding head from the pickup point to a bonding point located on a substrate along a transfer path. The first transfer device may further be configured to return to the pickup point along a first return path after the first semiconductor chip is bonded to the substrate. Also, the apparatus for semiconductor die bonding may include a second transfer device configured to transfer the second bonding head from the pickup point to the bonding point located on the substrate along the transfer path. The second transfer device may further be configured to return to the pickup point along a second return path after the second semiconductor chip is bonded to the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Inventors: Byeong-kuk Park, Seok Goh, Kyoung-bok Cho, Dong-soo Lee, Jung-hwan Woo
  • Patent number: RE43736
    Abstract: A vacuum hold down table includes a surface sheet having perforations arranged so as to reduce surface cracking when the surface sheet is subject to forces during use of the table; the perforations may also be arranged to that a greater hold down force is produced in that portion of the table where the workpiece will be located, this may be accompanied by varying the hole diameter and/or hole spacing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Gerber Scientific International, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Brown