Changing Dimension During Delaminating (e.g., Crushing, Expanding, Warping, Etc.) Patents (Class 156/709)
  • Patent number: 10548593
    Abstract: A surgical stapler end effector assembly comprises a staple cartridge, an anvil, and a buttress assembly. The staple cartridge comprises a plurality of staples and a deck. The staple cartridge is operable to drive the staples through the deck. The anvil is movable from an open position toward the staple cartridge to reach a closed position. The anvil includes an underside having staple forming surface configured to receive staples driven through the deck. The buttress assembly comprises a buttress body and an adhesive material. The adhesive material comprises a polymer. The polymer is bioabsorbable. The polymer is in a flowable state on the buttress body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris, Prudence A. Turner, Charles J. Scheib, Jerome R. Morgan
  • Patent number: 9937698
    Abstract: The yield of a peeling process is improved. A first step of forming a peeling layer to a thickness of greater than or equal to 0.1 nm and less than 10 nm over a substrate; a second step of forming, on the peeling layer, a layer to be peeled including a first layer in contact with the peeling layer; a third step of separating parts of the peeling layer and parts of the first layer to form a peeling trigger; and a fourth step of separating the peeling layer and the layer to be peeled are performed. The use of the thin peeling layer can improve the yield of a peeling process regardless of the structure of the layer to be peeled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seiji Yasumoto, Masataka Sato, Tomoya Aoyama, Ryu Komatsu
  • Patent number: 8968498
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a crystal oscillator includes applying an adhesive to an electrode pad; determining whether the applied adhesive is in an area outside of the electrode pad; removing at least part of the adhesive in the area outside of the electrode pad using a laser beam when a portion of the applied adhesive is determined to be in the area outside of the electrode pad; and disposing an electrode of a crystal resonator on the adhesive applied to the electrode pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Hajime Kubota, Masayuki Itoh, Masakazu Kishi
  • Publication number: 20150034241
    Abstract: Provided are adhesive articles and assemblies that include a flat and at least partially elastic backing along with a patterned adhesive coating on each side of the backing. When viewed from directions perpendicular to the backing, the adhesive on one side of the backing does not substantially overlap the adhesive on the opposing side of the backing. As a result, it is possible to use a stretch removable adhesive article that uses, for example, an aggressive adhesive to provide a reliable bond but still remove cleanly and easily from delicate substrates that would otherwise be damaged or destroyed if bonded with conventional adhesive constructions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Leigh E. Wood
  • Patent number: 8828186
    Abstract: A method of peeling an electronic component. The method includes a step of, when the electronic component is adhered onto a first main surface of a tape member, bringing a bellowphragm into contact with a second main surface, which is the other main surface of the tape member; and a step of, after the bellowphragm is brought into contact with the second main face, deforming the bellowphragm and the tape member by supplying a fluid to the bellowphragm to thereby peel the electronic component from the tape member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited
    Inventors: Yoshito Konno, Yutaka Yamada
  • Patent number: 8795464
    Abstract: One exemplary method includes providing a first polymer and a second polymer each comprising a first shape memory polymer backbone having at least one surface free side chain, the first polymer and the second polymer each transformable between a permanent shape and a temporary shape; creating an adhesive bond between the first polymer and the second polymer, wherein the creating of the adhesive bond transforms the first polymer to its temporary shape and transforms the second polymer to its temporary shape; and wherein the at least one surface free chain of the first polymer in its temporary shape is interdiffused with the at least one surface free chain of the second polymer in its temporary shape by the creation of the adhesive bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Tao Xie, Xingcheng Xiao, Ruomiao Wang
  • Publication number: 20140150962
    Abstract: A heat-debondable adhesive article having two opposing sides is provided that includes a shape-memory polymer sheet in its temporary strained shape that includes a plurality of slits therein and a first adhesive on one opposing side of the polymer sheet and a second adhesive on the other opposing side of the polymer sheet. The provided article, optionally, includes a first substrate in contact with the first adhesive and a second substrate in contact with the second adhesive. The article can be debonded by heating the article to a temperature equal to or greater than a transition temperature for the shape-memory polymer sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Joseph D. Rule, Ross E. Behling, Nicholas A. Lee, Leslie M. LeBow
  • Publication number: 20140116615
    Abstract: An adhesive composition according to the present invention contains a polymerizable group-containing siloxane compound, a polymerization initiator and an ultraviolet-absorbing blowing agent. This adhesive composition enables quick bonding of substrates etc. by light irradiation or by heating such that the bonded substrates can secure adhesion and heat resistance to withstand grinding etc. and, when no longer needed to be bonded, can be easily separated from each other by ultraviolet light irradiation and is thus suitable for use as an adhesive composition for manufacturing of semiconductor devices (particularly for manufacturing of semiconductor devices with through-silicon vias).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Central Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi OGAWA, Kiminori SATO, Hiroki UOYAMA, Kazuhiro YAMANAKA
  • Publication number: 20140057098
    Abstract: A laminated composition includes a first polymer layer having a first surface and a second surface; a second polymer layer having a first surface and a second surface; and an adhesive layer joining the second surface of the first polymer layer to a first surface of the second polymer layer; where the adhesive layer includes a heat-shrinkable resin including heat-generating particles, one or more particles configured to generate heat; and a heat-insulating layer coating the resin, the heat-insulating layer including a heat-insulating material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventors: Maki MAEKAWA, Takahisa KUSUURA
  • Patent number: 8506748
    Abstract: A method is provided for imaging vinyl flooring material. Images are formed on vinyl flooring material having enhanced thermomechanical properties using heat activated imaging methods. Minimum shrinkage of the flooring substrate and minimum image deformation are provided by the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Octi Tech Limited, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Hirst, Simon Wells
  • Patent number: 8435376
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a carrier for manufacturing a substrate, including: a base plate; adhesive layers formed on one side or both sides of the base plate; auxiliary adhesive layers, each of which is buried in one side of each of the adhesive layers, has a smaller area than each of the adhesive layers and has lower adhesivity than each of the adhesive layers; and metal layers, each of which is formed on one side of each of the auxiliary adhesive layers, whose edges are attached to the adhesive layers, and whose other portions excluding the edges are attached to the auxiliary adhesive layers. The carrier is advantageous in that a metal layer and an auxiliary adhesive layer are attached to each other by the adhesivity of the auxiliary adhesive layer, so that it is not required to use vacuum adsorption, with the result that a process of manufacturing a substrate can be performed more stably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin Ho Kim, Jin Yong Ahn, Ki Hwan Kim, Byung Moon Kim, Seok Kyu Lee
  • Publication number: 20130025929
    Abstract: A duct for distributing one or more telecommunication lines comprises an elongated body having a length and a conduit portion with a lengthwise bore formed therein. The conduit portion contains one or more telecommunication lines. The duct also includes a flange extending lengthwise adjacent the main body to mount the duct to a mounting surface, such as a wall. The duct also includes an adhesive layer disposed on a surface of the flange, the adhesive layer comprising a removable adhesive to permit removal of the duct from the mounting surface after mounting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: William V. Dower, James L. Bries, Donald K. Larson, Victor J. Borer
  • Patent number: 8304073
    Abstract: A label for removable application to an article such as a beverage bottle includes a backing layer (2) comprising a laminate of a bi-axially oriented polyester such as PET (12) and a bi-axially oriented polypropylene (14). The polyester film (12) has a lower coefficient of thermal expansion than the polypropylene film (14). Consequently, when the label is heated, it will tend to curl and this effect can be used to assist in the removal of the label from the article in a hot washing bath during recycling of the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Spear Group Holdings Limited
    Inventors: David J. Davies, Darren Hammonds
  • Patent number: 8303752
    Abstract: Provided is a method of manufacturing a wiring board, in which: a composite adhesive sheet 20 is attached to one of the surfaces of a support substrate 10, and a double-sided CCL 30 is attached to the other surface. Then, in an integrated state of the above components, a multilayer wiring structure including a conductive layer and a resin insulating layer is formed on a metal layer 33 of the double-sided CCL 30 by a known build-up method. A thermally foamable adhesive layer 22 of the composite adhesive sheet 20 is then heated, thereby thermally decomposing a thermal foaming agent to generate gas, and the support substrate 10 is separated from the remaining bonded body. Thereafter, a carrier foil layer 32b and a copper foil layer 32a of a carrier-foil coated copper foil 32 are mechanically peeled from each other at a boundary between both the layers, thereby obtaining a wiring board 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Kawabata, Hiroshige Ohkawa
  • Patent number: 8187417
    Abstract: A disassembly method for membrane electrode assembly for fuel cell, and a disassembly method for fuel cell are provided, disassembly methods which are advantageous for the recovery of catalysts that are included in catalytic layers by making structural destruction of the catalytic layers progress by means of expanding a volumetrically-expandable material inside the catalytic layers. In such a state that a catalytic layer includes a volumetrically-expandable material that is capable of expanding volumetrically, the volumetrically-expandable material, which is included in the catalytic layer, is expanded by means of expansion treatment. Next, expansion of the volumetrically-expandable material, which has undergone volumetric expansion in the catalytic layer, is cancelled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Michiaki Kato
  • Patent number: 8118971
    Abstract: There are provided an interlayer film separation solution and an interlayer film separation method capable of separating an interlayer film and a glass for a short period of time and collecting the separated interlayer film in a recyclable condition. An interlayer film separation solution 21 having etching ability for a glass is introduced into a container 22, and the introduced interlayer film separation solution 21 was controlled to a temperature of 30 to 60° C., and a laminated glass 10 with glass plates 11, 12 crushed is introduced into a barrel 23 from a lid portion 23a, and simultaneously, 50 to 60 metal pieces 25 are, introduced into the barrel 23 from the lid portion 23a in order to easily separate the laminated glass 10 into the glass plates 11, 12 and an interlayer film 13. The barrel 23 containing the laminated glass 10 and the metal pieces 25 introduced thereinto is rotated at a predetermined rotational speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignees: Nippon Sheet Glass Company, Limited, Glass Techno Synergy Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Hori, Kazuishi Mitani, Yasuhiro Saito, Nobuyuki Takatsuki, Kyouichi Shukuri, Shunji Kuramoto
  • Patent number: 8110271
    Abstract: There is provided an adhesive sheet comprising an adhesive base sheet, an adhesive layer, and a release sheet laminated in sequence from the adhesive base sheet. The release sheet comprises a release agent layer and a release base material laminated in sequence from the adhesive layer. A release force between the release sheet and the adhesive layer is decreased by an external stimulus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Lintec Corporation
    Inventors: Osamu Takeuchi, Takuo Nishida, Tomomi Fukaya
  • Patent number: 8092645
    Abstract: During detachment of a die from an adhesive tape, the inner and outer portions of a first side of the die which is in contact with the adhesive tape is supported with a support surface. A collet contacts the inner and outer portions of a second side of the die opposite to the first side. Support is withdrawn from the outer portion of the die such that the outer portion of the second side of the die bends away from the collet while the support surface only supports the inner portion of the die. Vacuum suction from the collet is applied to attract the outer portion of the die towards the collet and the vacuum suction pressure is monitored until a threshold pressure is reached indicating that the outer portion of the die is contacting the collet. Thereafter, the collet is lifted while holding the die with vacuum suction to completely separate the die from the adhesive tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: ASM Assembly Automation Ltd
    Inventors: Siu Ping Yip, Chi Ming Chong, Man Wai Chan, Kwok Wai Wong
  • Publication number: 20110220295
    Abstract: The invention relates to a peelable adhesive strip which is coated with a pressure-sensitive adhesive at least one side. Said adhesive strip is constituted of the following layers: a core layer having an elongation at tear of at least 300%, an external carrier layer having an elongation at tear of not more than 120% and at least some sections of which are connected to the core layer in such a manner that it becomes detached from the core layer when the same is stretched, a first adhesive layer at least some sections of which are applied to the side of the external carrier layer and which is opposite the side connected to the core layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2007
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: TESA SE
    Inventors: Thorsten Krawinkel, Andreas Junghans
  • Publication number: 20110192008
    Abstract: A reinforced multi-lumen catheter and method of manufacturing the same. An assembly for manufacturing the multi-lumen catheter includes a proximal catheter body substrate including a septum, a first and second distal catheter body substrate, a first and second mandrel, a reinforcing element and a sleeve. The reinforcing element is positioned over the proximal catheter body substrate and at least a proximal region of the first and second distal catheter body substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Applicant: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan C. Patterson, Walter Shang
  • Publication number: 20110149390
    Abstract: Polarization preserving projection screens provide optimum polarization preservation for 3D viewing. The projection screens additionally provide improved light control for enhanced brightness, uniformity, and contrast for both 2D and 3D systems. Generally, the disclosed method for providing a projection screen comprises stripping an optically functional material from a carrier substrate, thus creating engineered particles from the optically functional material. The engineered particles may then be deposited on a second substrate to create a substantially homogeneous optical appearance of the projection screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventors: Joel Petersen, Christopher Rich, Raymond Jacob Lewandowski, Gary D. Sharp, David Coleman
  • Patent number: 5948507
    Abstract: Absorbent articles containing absorbent cores of fluff pulp frequently contain wrinkles in the absorbent core that run from side to side of the article, typically normal to the machine direction in the manufacturing process. Side-to-side wrinkles are deleterious in that they provide large flow channels for urine or other body fluids to escape to the edge of the article. Frequently, such wrinkles are present after manufacturing, before the article has been folded or worn. The cause of the wrinkles is believed to be due to natural instabilities during compression of the fluff pad shortly after it is formed. Means for reducing cross-directional wrinkles include the use of grooved, drilled, or patterned compression rolls to densify the fluff pulp while providing opportunities for reduced in-plane displacement during compression or, if in-plane displacement does occur, providing paths for cross-directional displacement as well as machine-direction displacement so that continuous CD wrinkles cannot form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1999
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Fung-jou Chen, Jeffrey Dean Lindsay