With Liquid Adhesive Or Adhesive Activator Applying Means Patents (Class 156/578)
  • Patent number: 10899083
    Abstract: Systems for positioning and bonding a nutplate to a substrate having an aperture include a nutplate engagement fixture and a temperature sensor retention fixture. The nutplate engagement fixture includes a rigid tube and an elastomeric tube engaged with the rigid tube, the elastomeric tube having an elongated tube sized to provide a friction fit with the aperture and retain the elastomeric tube within the aperture. The rigid tube is operable to engage the nutplate at one end and the elastomeric tube is configured to anchor the nutplate engagement fixture at the aperture and secure the nutplate in contact with the substrate. The temperature sensor retention fixture includes a fixture body sized and configured to engage with the nutplate and at least one passageway within the fixture body sized and configured to allow a temperature sensor to be inserted or embedded therein with an end proximal a surface of the nutplate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Kineticure, LLC
    Inventors: Jason P. Rice, Mark C. Cridge, Christopher D. Hemmelgarn, Patrick J. Hood, Tat Hung Tong
  • Patent number: 10816747
    Abstract: A guide tool device for an optical fiber includes a body having an adhesive passage between a proximal end and a flat distal end of the body. The passage communicates an adhesive supplied at the proximal end to an exit opening in the distal end. Each of a pair of fiber guide channels extends from the body to guide an optical fiber when aligned inside the channel, for relative movement over the exit opening in the distal end of the body during use of the device. A connector fixed on the proximal end of the body in communication with the passage, mates with a connector at the distal end of a syringe containing the adhesive. When urged by the syringe, the adhesive flows through the passage and out the exit opening in the distal end of the body, thereby coating the fiber when guided over the distal end during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: OFS FITEL, LLC
    Inventors: Kelvin B Bradley, Xavier Chiron
  • Patent number: 10807273
    Abstract: A system of 3D printing using a high temperature 3D print head that functions as a “modified ink jet” printer. The print head has the ability to print high temperature material such as metal, silicon carbide, and other high temperature material as opposed to inks or plastics. The print head is fabricated from a high temperature material to maintain structural integrity while operation at temperatures above the melting temperature for the material that is being printed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin J. Kramer, Andrew Bayramian, James A. DeMuth, Bassem S. El-dasher
  • Patent number: 10780651
    Abstract: An application unit (13) comprises a rotation unit (26) and a support unit (27). The rotation unit (26) comprises a nozzle unit (28), a nozzle support part (29), a body base (30), a first supply part (31), a second supply part (32), a third supply part (33), a valve (34), and a motor (35). The nozzle support part (29) rotatably supports the nozzle unit (28) such that the central axis of the nozzle unit (28) is inclined with respect to the rotation axis of the rotation unit (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hironobu Hayama, Takeshi Nabeta, Takashi Motohashi, Chikanori Watanabe, Takashi Yamamuro
  • Patent number: 10695779
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a method and system for controlling dispensing of adhesive from an applicator. The method includes pumping adhesive from a plurality of pump assemblies to a plurality of dispensing modules and measuring current draw from each of the plurality of pump assemblies. The method also includes determining an adjustment to an operating speed of each of the plurality of pump assemblies individually based on their respective current draws and adjusting the operating speed of each of the plurality of pump assemblies individually.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Joel E. Saine, Leslie J. Varga
  • Patent number: 10697487
    Abstract: A device for automatically assembling a shell and a middle frame by glue includes a locating mechanism of the middle frame, a glue coating mechanism, a feed mechanism, a press-in mechanism, and a pressure-keeping mechanism. Components to be assembled are transferred among the locating mechanism of the middle frame, the glue coating mechanism, the feed mechanism, the press-in mechanism, and the pressure-keeping mechanism through manipulators. An automatic assembly line is formed by the device to assemble various components of the case body, which considerably reduces the manual assembly cost, simplifies the complicated assembly process, effectively shortens the whole production period, and improves the production efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: SHANGHAI RUNMI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Ruping Ruan, Jidong Yang, Xuan Feng, Lili Jiang, Yiran Qian, Shichang Mao, Dongping Zhang, Zhixin Liu, Su Zhang, Jinsong Fan
  • Patent number: 10610882
    Abstract: An applicator for dispensing multiple adhesives on a substrate is disclosed. The applicator includes a manifold that includes a first dispensing module and a second dispensing module. The first dispensing module has a first inlet and a first nozzle. The first inlet receives a first adhesive and the first nozzle applies the first adhesive to the substrate. The second dispensing module is adjacent the first dispensing module and has a second inlet and a second nozzle. The second inlet receives a second adhesive that is different from the first adhesive. The second nozzle applies the second adhesive to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventor: Joel E. Saine
  • Patent number: 10543642
    Abstract: A 3D printer has a dual stage structure and includes: a frame; an extrusion unit having a nozzle configured to extrude a raw material; a stacking base unit positioned under the extrusion unit and configured to receive the raw material on a surface thereof so that an object is formed in a layer-by-layer manner on the surface; and a cutting unit positioned between the stacking base unit and the extrusion unit and configured to grind or cut the object formed on the surface of the stacking base unit, wherein the frame is configured to be connected to outer sides of the stacking base unit, the extrusion unit, and the cutting unit, the stacking base unit and the cutting unit are configured to be vertically movable along the frame, and the nozzle is configured to be movable on a plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Foundation of Soongsil University-Industry Cooperation
    Inventor: Dong Hun Lee
  • Patent number: 10385905
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods for adhering hardware to a substrate, wherein the method comprises coupling the hardware with a rigid tube or an elastomeric tube, applying adhesive onto a bonding surface of the hardware, inserting the rigid tube or the elastomeric tube through an aperture of the substrate until a surface of the substrate contacts the bonding surface having adhesive applied thereon, and adhering the hardware to the substrate by applying localized heat through a heating component disposed within the rigid tube or the elastomeric tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Nona Composites, LLC
    Inventors: Jason P. Rice, Mark C. Cridge
  • Patent number: 10118340
    Abstract: A 3D printer has a dual stage structure and includes: a frame; an extrusion unit having a nozzle configured to extrude a raw material; a stacking base unit positioned under the extrusion unit and configured to receive the raw material on a surface thereof so that an object is formed in a layer-by-layer manner on the surface; and a cutting unit positioned between the stacking base unit and the extrusion unit and configured to grind or cut the object formed on the surface of the stacking base unit, wherein the frame is configured to be connected to outer sides of the stacking base unit, the extrusion unit, and the cutting unit, the stacking base unit and the cutting unit are configured to be vertically movable along the frame, and the nozzle is configured to be movable on a plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Foundation of Soongsil University-Industry Cooperation
    Inventor: Dong Hun Lee
  • Patent number: 10097711
    Abstract: A sheet processing device includes: a stacking unit configured to stack a plurality of sheets to obtain a sheet bundle; a stitched-sheet number acquiring unit configured to acquire a number of sheets in the sheet bundle, which is a target to be stitched; a permanent stitching unit configured to permanently stitch the sheet bundle; a temporary stitching unit configured to be capable of temporarily stitching a plurality of areas of the sheet bundle; a selecting unit configured to select any one of the permanent stitching unit and the temporary stitching unit to be used; and a stitching-process control unit configured to, when the temporary stitching unit is selected by the selecting unit, control the temporary stitching unit so as to change a number of areas that are stitched by the temporary stitching unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: RIOCH COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Nobuyoshi Suzuki, Hidehiko Fujiwara, Yuusuke Shibasaki, Wataru Takahashi, Katsuhiro Kosuge, Koki Sakano, Takuya Morinaga, Akira Kunieda, Makoto Hidaka, Shohichi Satoh, Yohsuke Haraguchi
  • Patent number: 9925758
    Abstract: A sheet processing apparatus includes a sheet tray on which one or more sheets to be processed are placed, an adhesive applying unit, and a pressing member. The adhesive applying unit has an end portion that faces the sheet tray and holds an adhesive material and is configured to move towards the sheet tray up to a position at which the end portion is in contact with or proximate to a sheet on the sheet tray and apart from the sheet tray. The pressing member is configured to move into and out of a moving path of the adhesive applying unit. The pressing member is pressed against a sheet on the sheet tray by the adhesive applying unit, when the pressing member is in the moving path of the adhesive applying unit and the adhesive applying unit moves towards the sheet tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Taki, Yasunobu Terao
  • Patent number: 9844858
    Abstract: Provided is a jig having a structure that differs from conventional jigs and enables flat plates to be bonded while suppressing an air bubble formation. A flat-plate bonding jig is provided with the following: a first surface; a second surface that is on the opposite side of the first surface, has a plurality of suction holes for sucking a flat-plate, and is curved outward in a substantially arc shape; a main body connecting the first surface and the second surface; and a communication means that is disposed in the main body and allows the suction holes to communicate with a suction means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: DENKA COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yukio Eda, Toshiyuki Ibayashi, Hiroyuki Kurimura, Yutaka Ogino, Eitaro Fukutaka, Takayuki Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 9484237
    Abstract: Micro pick up arrays for transferring micro devices from a carrier substrate are disclosed. In an embodiment, a micro pick up array includes a compliant contact for delivering an operating voltage from a voltage source to an array of electrostatic transfer heads. In an embodiment, the compliant contact is moveable relative to a base substrate of the micro pick up array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas Bibl, Dariusz Golda
  • Patent number: 9284086
    Abstract: The invention comprises a gluing unit, in particular for a labeling apparatus, comprising a glue roller (1) and a motor (2) for driving the glue roller (1), where the motor (2) is positioned above the glue roller (1), where the motor (2) is with respect to a support structure (3) of the motor mounted in a height-adjustable manner, and where the height of the motor (2) is adjustable using a lever, in particular using an elbow lever (23) or a rocker lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: KRONES AG
    Inventors: Heinz Humele, Christian Stoiber, Christian Holzer, Ludwig Ferstl
  • Patent number: 9138940
    Abstract: An apparatus to receive a filament material and to move the filament while guiding a direction of movement of the filament comprising: a metal block that defines a first guide passage sized to receive the filament; wherein the block includes a first plate that includes a first surface that defines a first groove and includes a second plate that includes a second surface that defines a second groove; and wherein the first and second faces of the first and second plates are in abutting contact with the first and second grooves aligned to define the first guide passage; a drive mechanism configured to move the filament into the first guide passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Type A Machines, Inc.
    Inventors: Elijah Post, Andrew Rutter
  • Publication number: 20150114557
    Abstract: A device and a method intended to fit an insert in an orifice formed in a structure. The device is a fitting vehicle comprising the insert to be fitted, a polymerizable adhesive, and an applicator. The applicator comprises: an open enclosure in which the insert and the adhesive can be held; deployment means that are able to push back the insert and the adhesive out of the open enclosure so as to allow the insert to be fitted in the orifice in the structure. The fitting vehicle is configured to allow the polymerization of the adhesive held in the open enclosure of the applicator to be initiated. Advantageously, the adhesive is microencapsulated in the form of microcapsules of resin and hardener; the step of polymerization of the adhesive being initiated by rupturing of the microcapsules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Pierre JOUANNE, Silvain LEGRAND, Olivier DAMIANO
  • Publication number: 20150107749
    Abstract: The present invention provides in a process for obtaining glued dried fibers suitable for the production of fiberboards, characterized by the following steps: carrying dried fibers in an air stream for the removal of high density contaminants from the dried fibers by means of gravity, and gluing said dried fibers. The invention thereto also provides a modified air density separator comprising one or more injection means for a gluing composition. The invention also relates to a fiber board manufacturing plant comprising an air density separator according to an embodiment of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: UNILIN, BVBA
    Inventors: Guenter HEYEN, Ric AIKMAN
  • Publication number: 20150083337
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is described herein for applying labels to containers. The apparatus includes a guidance mechanism configured to provide a path for receiving a plurality of labels having a back surface with a fluid activatable adhesive that is non-tacky until activated, an adhesive activation station aligned with at least a portion of the guidance mechanism and configured to apply to the back surface of said labels a fluid to activate said adhesive along said back surface of said labels, and a label application station configured to apply at least one of said labels with said activated adhesive onto an exterior surface of a corresponding object located on a rotatable platform. The guidance mechanism includes at least one rotatable transfer member having a plurality of pallets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Randy Peckham, Michael Medeiros, Jason A. Meek, Michael C. Woods, Benjamin David Lux, Andrew W. Marsella
  • Publication number: 20150068683
    Abstract: A yield in the step of bonding two members together is improved. A bonding apparatus includes a stage capable of supporting a first member having a sheet-like shape, a fixing mechanism capable of fixing one end portion of a second member having a sheet-like shape so that the second member overlaps with the first member, and a pressurizing mechanism capable of moving from a side of the one end portion of the second member to a side of the other end portion and spreading a bonding layer under pressure between the first member and the second member. The first member and the second member are bonded to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Masakatsu OHNO, Yoshiharu HIRAKATA, Shingo EGUCHI, Yasuhiro JINBO, Hisao IKEDA, Kohei YOKOYAMA, Hiroki ADACHI, Satoru IDOJIRI
  • Patent number: 8962074
    Abstract: A device for applying glue onto labels, includes a drum rotatable about a predetermined rotational axis and, a glue application unit for applying glue onto an external surface of the rotatable drum. The glue application unit includes a receiving space for receiving the glue as well as a supply unit for applying the glue to the receiving space which is arranged relative to the drum such that any glue present in the glue application unit contacts the drum in a predetermined contact area. The glue application unit includes a first wall element, which contacts the drum during operation, and a second wall element arranged behind the first wall element in the direction of movement of the drum and which also contacts the drum. At least one wall element is elastically pressed against the external surface of the drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventors: Dieter Hafner, Tobias Eichhammer, Stephan Rattenberger
  • Patent number: 8955724
    Abstract: A dispensing pump, and more particularly, a valve impact type dispensing pump that may be used in a process of manufacturing an electronic product and may dispense an accurate amount of a liquid, such as a liquid synthetic resin, at high speed. The present invention provides a valve impact type dispensing pump that can descend a valve rod at high speed and thus can dispense a liquid with high viscosity at high speed. The valve impact type dispensing pump can dispense an accurate amount of a liquid at high speed. Also, the valve impact type dispensing pump can dispense a liquid having high viscosity at high speed due to a fast descending speed of a valve rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Protec Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung Min Hong, IL Kang
  • Publication number: 20150027630
    Abstract: A system and method for making a door having first and second door skins and an internal frame. The top and bottom surfaces of the frame are coated with an adhesive and the frame is placed on a first door skin. The second door skin is then placed on the opposite surface of the frame. The assembled components are then pressed to bond the first and second door skins to the frame with a pressed having platens. Movable shims may be used to vary the pressed force and pressing area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: George CUCCHI, Bei-Hong LIANG
  • Patent number: 8939187
    Abstract: A machine uses a method for producing a cup from an outer shell and inner cup. For this purpose, the machine includes first holding devices that are arranged on a first rotatably housed star- or wheel-like holding device carrier, and second holding devices arranged on a second rotatably housed star- or wheel-like holding device carrier. Further, a first working station arranged at least in the region of the first holding devices for carrying out first working steps and at least one second working station arranged in the region of the second holding devices for carrying out second working steps are provided. Finally, the machine includes a transfer station for transferring a finished outer shell from a first holding device to a second holding device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignees: Rundpack AG, Michael Hörauf MaschinenfabrikGmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Steffen Riethmueller, Uwe Messerschmid
  • Patent number: 8936181
    Abstract: A dispensing pump, and more particularly, a valve accelerating type dispensing pump that may be used in a process of manufacturing an electronic product and may dispense an accurate amount of a liquid, such as a liquid synthetic resin, at high speed. The present invention provides a valve accelerating type dispensing pump that can descend a valve rod at high speed and thus can dispense a liquid with high viscosity at high speed. The valve accelerating type dispensing pump can dispense an accurate amount of a liquid at high speed. Also, the valve accelerating type dispensing pump can dispense a liquid having high viscosity at high speed due to a fast descending speed of a valve rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Protec Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung Min Hong, Il Kang
  • Patent number: 8904953
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying glue to regions of paper or plastic webs or paper or plastic web-sections for the production of paper sacks includes a nozzle unit having a plurality of glue outlet openings and glue supply lines and a plurality of glue valves via which the glue supply lines can be provided selectively with glue. Each glue valve includes at least one tappet having a sealing head and at least one counter element, with which the sealing head can make sealing contact. The apparatus includes a glue chamber via which glue can be provided. The counter element is disposed in, or in close vicinity to, the glue chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Windmoeller & Hoelscher KG
    Inventor: Andreas Lamkemeyer
  • Patent number: 8893760
    Abstract: An apparatus for use in activating or re-activating adhesive and sealant compositions that have been pre-applied to a bonding surface prior to mating said bonding surface, said apparatus having a plurality of features for directly acting upon the pre-applied composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Appvion, Inc
    Inventors: John MacKay Lazar, Todd Arlin Schwantes, Frederick Edward Charles Lidington
  • Publication number: 20140338840
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is described herein for automatically labeling using labels having a fluid activatable adhesive along the back surface of the label. The apparatus includes a dispensing magazine for retaining a stack of labels, a first rotating transfer member, and an adhesive activation station aligned with the rotating transfer member. The dispensing magazine includes a dispensing end and a loading end. The first rotating transfer member is rotated in close proximity to the stack of labels and includes at least one belt having multiple openings for communication of suction to enable the belt to receive and releasably secure the front of the labels. The adhesive activation station is configured to apply to a fluid to the back of the labels to activate the adhesive such that the adhesive becomes tacky along the back surface of the label.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Benjamin David Lux, Randy Peckham, Jason A. Meek, Michael C. Woods, Andrew W. Marsella
  • Publication number: 20140317891
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the in situ production of fixing elements (5) on one or more substrates (4) using an adhesive to be applied in liquid form, said method having the steps of providing the substrate(s) (4), arranging a single-part or multi-part casting mold (1), filling the casting mold (1) with liquid adhesive, and curing the adhesive on the substrate(s) (4). Said method is also used with non-porous and non-transparent substrates (4) in a work step and is suitable for attaching load-bearing fixing elements (15).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Patrick Steiner, Sebastian Meyer, Anton Brandmair, Willi Schwotzer
  • Patent number: 8863804
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device for coating a workpiece, which comprises at least a deflector means for feeding a material web, downstream of which a pressure means for applying the material web to workpiece surface is arranged, wherein preferred pressure and deflector means comprise cylinders, rollers and/or shoes, wherein the device further comprises at least an energy source, the point of action of which lies in the region of the pressure means, in particular in a region of the pressure means which contacts the material web at least in portions. The device is configured to apply the material web onto the workpiece surface in the inline and/or offline method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Homag Holzbearbeitungssysteme AG
    Inventor: Achim Gauss
  • Patent number: 8826961
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a finisher system for finishing joints, seams or gaps in wallboard. According to an example embodiment, the finisher system comprises a finisher for dispensing mastic onto wallboard and an adapter configured for pivotally connecting the finisher to a handle. The finisher and adapter are cooperatively configured to substantially prevent sliding motion of the finisher relative to the adapter, and to ensure appropriate registration and orientation of the finisher relative to the adapter. A fluid communication path is defined within the adapter, allowing mastic to flow through the adapter. A pivot pin enables a first portion of the adapter to pivot relative to a second portion of the adapter, and defines a bore therein that permits mastic to flow through the pivot pin and between the adapter's first and second portions. The adapter is configured for attachment to a handle having a substantially tear drop shaped cross-section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignees: Axia Acquisition Corporation, Graco Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Castagnetta, Matthew W. Jungklaus, Charles C. Somers, III
  • Patent number: 8820378
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for producing a coated analytic substrate using a compact and portable automated instrument located in the laboratory setting at the point of use which can consistently produce one or a plurality of coated analytic substrates “on demand” for using the analytic substrate immediately after coating, preferably without a step of rinsing the coated analytic substrate before use. The apparatus preferably uses applicator cartridges having a reservoir containing the coating compositions used to form the coatings. Preferably the cartridges are removable and interchangeable to facilitate the production of individual analytic substrates having different coatings or different coating patterns. These coated analytic substrates have superior specimen adhesion characteristics due to the improved quality of the coatings applied by the coating apparatus and due to the quickness with which the coated analytic substrates can be used in the lab after production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Lee H. Angros
  • Patent number: 8813805
    Abstract: Provided is a filament winding apparatus (1) which moves a liner (2) while rotating the liner (2) and winds a fiber bundle (FB) around the outside peripheral face (2a) of the liner (2), said fiber bundle (FB) being guided by a fiber-feeding guide (44) positioned around the trajectory of the liner (2). The filament winding apparatus has a resin-spraying nozzle (45) for spraying a resin onto the fiber bundle (FB) at a position before the fiber bundle is wound around the liner (2), and the resin-spraying nozzle (45) is disposed so as to spray the resin onto the downstream side of the rotation direction of the liner (2) relative to an imaginary line (VL1) defied by a straight line connecting the spray nozzle (45N) of the resin-spraying nozzle (45) with the rotation axis of the liner (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Murata Machinery, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideaki Nakanishi, Akira Maeda
  • Publication number: 20140234593
    Abstract: A water activatable sheet containing a paper material having on at least one surface thereof a porous water absorbing layer that has a liquid absorption volume of from 1 to 10 mL/m2, further having provided on the water absorbing layer an adhesive layer containing an aqueous adhesive coated and solidified by drying solves the problems of ordinary glue label, i.e., the wrinkles of a label and the effusion of an adhesive due to dew condensation, the labor on applying the label, and the adhesive deposits on an adherend and the contamination of cleaning water on stripping off the label.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: YUPO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeyoshi Umeda, Hiromitsu Tamauchi, Kazuyuki Kimura, Kyoichi Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20140216634
    Abstract: An area of a structure is reworked from one side of the structure using resin infusion of a dry fiber patch. Entrapped air and excess resin is removed from the patch during the infusion process by inserting a vacuum device into the patch, and forcing the area resin through the vacuum device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: The Boeing Company
  • Patent number: 8794293
    Abstract: An applicator, related applicator system, and a method for delivering a self-adhesive material are provided. The applicator includes an outer surface, and an inner surface opposite the outer surface. The inner surface of the applicator defines a void that is operable to receive the self-adhesive material. At least a portion of the inner surface releasably adhere the applicator side of the self-adhesive material where the adhesive force between the portion of the inner surface and the applicator side being less than adhesive force between the substrate and the substrate side. The applicator is used by placing the applicator in contact with a substrate, pressing the applicator against the substrate such that the self-adhesive material adheres to the substrate, and releasing the applicator from the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: William J. Rice, Thomas W. Otis, Michael E. Klinkhammer
  • Publication number: 20140150976
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is described herein for automatically labeling using labels having a fluid activatable adhesive along the back surface of such label. The apparatus has multiple pallets each being positionable with the lowermost label of a stack of one or more labels to releasably secure by suction the label against the pallet, and multiple pads each being positionable with respect to pallets to receive labels from the pallets and then releasably retain such labels until application onto containers. Fluid for activating adhesive is applied by an applicator onto labels retained upon the pad to change the fluid activatable adhesive along the label's back surface from a non-tacky state to a tacky state just prior to application of the label onto container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: NuLabel Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael C. Woods, Benjamin David Lux, Randy Peckham
  • Patent number: 8741018
    Abstract: An air filter cartridge is provided including an air filter media construction having a first, outlet end, flow face and an opposite, second, inlet end, flow face. The filter media construction has fluted media secured to a facing media sheet. The filter media is closed to flow of unfiltered air completely therethrough. A centerboard is provided. The centerboard has a media portion embedded within the media construction. The centerboard has first and second opposite sides. The media portion that is embedded within the media defines an aperture arrangement extending completely through the centerboard from the first side to the second side. An adhering sealant secures the centerboard to the media construction. At least some adhering sealant extends through the aperture arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Belcher, Matthew A. Kalis
  • Patent number: 8740152
    Abstract: Methods for attaching a window to an airframe, methods of maintaining structural integrity of an airframe while attaching a window to the airframe, and portions of an aircraft are set forth herein. One method for attaching a window to an airframe comprises the steps of: applying to a bonding surface of a nutplate an adhesive; inserting through an airframe hole a fixture attached to a nut of the nutplate, and applying tension to the fixture to hold the adhesive-coated bonding surface of the nutplate adjacent an interior surface of the airframe; allowing the adhesive to cure; removing the fixture from the nut of the nutplate; and installing a bolt through a hole of a retainer, through the hole in the airframe, and into the nutplate; the retainer being in contact with and securing the window to the airframe. The adhesive is selected such that very specific conditions are met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Textron Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Lyon, Ming Kwan Tse
  • Patent number: 8707891
    Abstract: A spreading head particularly for spreading one or more adhesives or mixtures of adhesives, of the hot-melt or cold type, comprising a body which has two or more ducts, which are all separate or of which two or more converge, each duct being connected to one or more feed channels for conveying the one or more adhesives or mixtures of adhesives to one or more extrusion chambers formed on the upper surface of the body; an abutment element for the one or more adhesives or mixtures of adhesives which exit from the one or more mixing chambers is associable in an upper region with the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Hip-Mitsu S.R.L.
    Inventor: Riccardo Arnaboldi
  • Publication number: 20140102622
    Abstract: A hot melt adhesive is introduced as a filling mass from the filling nozzle (13) into the border edges of the insulating glass blanks (3) for filling the edges of the insulating glass blanks (3). The filling mass is guided out from a supply vessel (16) with the help of a barrel pump, to the filling nozzle (14) via pipes (17) and an intermediate storage vessel (15), which compensates pressure fluctuations in the filling mass. When filling the border edges, the insulating glass blank (3) is upright and moves in a reclining manner on the supporting wall (2), on a horizontal conveyor (5) including several conveyor strips (6), which are provided with a coating, to which the filling mass does not adhere. The movements of the insulating glass blank are supported by a driver having at least one suction head which moves synchronously in relation to the horizontal conveyor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: Leopold Mader
  • Patent number: 8695531
    Abstract: A bottomer for the production of sacks, preferably cross-bottom valve sacks, includes at least one glue unit that applies glue to the components of the sacks. The glue unit includes a nozzle bar, which has at least one nozzle for extruding glue onto the sack components. The glue unit also includes a counter support, which positions the sack components with a force against the nozzle bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Windmoeller & Hoelscher KG
    Inventors: Ruediger Duwendag, Marco Daher, Thomas Knoke, Andreas Lamkemeyer
  • Patent number: 8678060
    Abstract: A joining surface treatment device and a joining surface treatment method for treating a joining surface of a component which joining surface is used for joining two components, the joining surface treatment device comprising at least one heat source for heating a portion of a surface of a first component at which portion the first component shall be joined with a second component; and a primer application device for applying a primer to a portion of the surface of the first component which portion is heatable by the at least one heat source, wherein the at least one heat source is arranged so that it can heat the first component before and/or after applying the primer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: FFT EDAG Produktionssysteme GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Siegfried Dietz, Florian Gamringer
  • Patent number: 8672013
    Abstract: An apparatus for handling a magnet handles a plurality of split magnets obtained by sequentially splitting a magnet to be split from one end thereof. The apparatus for handling a magnet is equipped with a mechanism which arranges a split magnet with respect to a previously split magnet so that the magnets are put on top of one another and the corresponding irregularities of a pair of split surfaces thereof are arranged opposite each other. The apparatus for handling a magnet is also equipped with a section where the plurality of split magnets are arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasushi Nishikuma, Yasuji Taketsuna
  • Patent number: 8646507
    Abstract: A charging apparatus includes a plurality of holding members that holds a pair of plate-shaped members in a state the major surfaces of the plate-shaped members face each other, a movement member that causes the holding members to be moved towards and away from each other, an emission nozzle configured to be introduced into a gap between the plate-shaped members, retained by the holding members, to emit the charging liquid into the gap, a nozzle movement unit that causes movement of the emission nozzle in an in-plane direction of the plate-shaped members, a reservoir in which the charging liquid is to be accumulated, and a thrust unit that causes the charging liquid accumulated in the reservoir to be emitted via the emission nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Dexerials Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Shinya, Yasumi Endo, Yukio Suyama
  • Patent number: 8622018
    Abstract: A back bedding glazing compound applicator assembly is disclosed. The back bedding glazing compound applicator assembly comprises a nozzle head that is fluidly connected to a back bedding glazing compound supply source and a stabilizer device for retaining a fixed vertical position of a viewing surface while back bedding glazing compound is being dispensed by the nozzle head. The nozzle head includes a back bedding glazing compound channel fluidly connected to a dispensing opening. The dispensing opening is positioned adjacent a bottom surface of the nozzle head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Sika Technology AG
    Inventor: William B. Davis
  • Patent number: 8616259
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is described herein for automatically labeling using labels having a fluid activatable adhesive along the back surface of such label. The apparatus has multiple pallets each being positionable with the lowermost label of a stack of one or more labels to releasably secure by suction the label against the pallet, and multiple pads each being positionable with respect to pallets to receive labels from the pallets and then releasably retain such labels until application onto containers. Fluid for activating adhesive is applied by an applicator onto labels retained upon the pad to change the fluid activatable adhesive along the label's back surface from a non-tacky state to a tacky state just prior to application of the label onto container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: NuLabel Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Woods, Ben Lux, Randy Peckham
  • Patent number: 8616868
    Abstract: A sealant mold for sealing a domed nutplate unit particularly at a lower region about an adhesively attached interface with a substrate such as an aircraft fuel tank wall. The sealant mold is formed from a lightweight plastic material, and includes an inner cap in combination with an outer skirt to define a gap or trough for receiving and supporting a metered quantity of a curable sealant material. The mold is fitted onto a dome of the nutplate unit with an inner cap inboard edge landed onto a dome shoulder. The outer skirt is then displaced downwardly about the landed inner cap to extrude the sealant material about the lower region of the nutplate unit particularly such as the adhesively attached interface with the substrate. The sealant material is allowed to cure, after which the sealant mold can be stripped quickly and easily from the cured sealant material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Physical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles G. Hutter, III, John M. Cortez
  • Publication number: 20130333839
    Abstract: A method of continuous manufacture of a composite hollow board material comprising a first surface and a second surface, and between the first and second surfaces a plurality of distance members is disclosed. The method comprises providing material for the first surface from a first reel via a first guide roller towards an output lane; providing material for the second surface from a second reel via a second guide roller towards the output lane; and providing material for the distance members from a third reel towards the output lane such that the distance members comprises strips arranged, at any cross section perpendicular to the first and second surfaces and the direction of the output lane, perpendicular to the first and second surfaces and continuous along the output lane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: IKEA Supply AG
    Inventors: Dan Pettersson, Bengt Andreasson
  • Patent number: 8584614
    Abstract: A gluing unit for applying adhesive to a succession of opening devices to be fitted to respective sealed packages of food products pourable into a tube of packaging material, the unit having a conveyor for feeding the opening devices along a path, and an adhesive dispenser located along the path, interacting with each opening device to apply adhesive to a portion of the opening device, and movable in a plane parallel to the path as well as crosswise to the plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Andrea MacCagnani, Lars Skarin, Lennart Johansson, Mahmod Tabarte