Vibratory Treatment Patents (Class 156/73.6)
  • Patent number: 10239298
    Abstract: A method for producing a layer assembly, wherein the layer assembly includes a substrate, an outer layer and an adhesive layer arranged between the substrate and the outer layer and the adhesive layer makes at least partial contact with the substrate and the outer layer, includes the step of: swiveling the substrate and the outer layer towards one another, such that the distance between the top substrate edge and the top outer layer edge decreases and the adhesive is moved in the direction of the top substrate edge and of the top outer layer edge; wherein this is carried out in such a manner that, during at least part of step B), the angle bisector of the angle ? adopts an angle of ??45° to ?45° with respect to the vertical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: THOMAS HOFBERGER GMBH
    Inventor: Thomas Hofberger
  • Patent number: 10011384
    Abstract: A labelling machine, comprising a series of label dispensers (2) arranged in a column, a label application device (3) and transportation means for transporting labels from the dispensers (2) to the application device (3), these transportation means being formed by a first transportation module (4), which may be moved vertically, and a second transportation module (5) that tips via a vertical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: ALBENIZ ETIQUETAJE INDUSTRIAL, S.L.
    Inventors: Eduardo Albeniz Garcia-Falces, Josu Lorente Roda
  • Patent number: 9566772
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a plurality of filter assemblies is provided that includes providing first and second housing sheets and positioning a filtration medium therebetween. Heat and pressure are applied to form first, second, and peripheral seals of at least two filter assemblies at the same time. Each second seal is positioned outboard of the associated first seal with a non-seal area therebetween, while each peripheral seal is positioned outboard of the associated second seal. The first seal commingles the housing sheets and the filtration medium, while the peripheral seal and the periphery of the second seal commingle only the housing sheets. The peripheral seal may include a tear seal to enable separation of a plurality of adjacent filter assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Fenwal, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Lynn, Tat Mui, Andres Pasko, Mark Jones, Kwang Suk Kim, Walter Timothy Watts, Dennis Clyde Berry, James Darren Roxas
  • Patent number: 9208916
    Abstract: In certain exemplary embodiments of the present invention, three-dimensional micro-mechanical devices and/or micro-structures can be made using a production casting process. As part of this process, an intermediate mold can be made from or derived from a precision stack lamination and used to fabricate the devices and/or structures. Further, the micro-devices and/or micro-structures can be fabricated on planar or nonplanar surfaces through use of a series of production casting processes and intermediate molds. The use of precision stack lamination can allow the fabrication of high aspect ratio structures. Moreover, via certain molding and/or casting materials, molds having cavities with protruding undercuts also can be fabricated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Mikro Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael P. Appleby, Iain Fraser, James E. Atkinson
  • Patent number: 8999086
    Abstract: A molding compound for joining two moldings each made of a PA11 and/or PA12 molding compound contains at least 50% by weight of a polyamide component so chosen that it is preparable from linear aliphatic diamines and dicarboxylic acids and/or lactams or ?-aminocarboxylic acids, there being 11 to 12 carbon atoms present per carboxamide group in the repeating units, and, furthermore, this polyamide component containing not more than 80% by weight of either one of the polyamides PA11 and PA12. With this compound a firm weld is obtained both to a PA11 molding and to a PA12 molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Sonja Bollmann, Rainer Goering, Franz-Erich Baumann, Andreas Dowe, Vera Schiemann
  • Patent number: 8974615
    Abstract: A label dispensing system includes a feed assembly, a separation assembly, an application assembly, and a control assembly. The feed assembly provides a label initially attached to a substrate. The separation assembly is located in a downstream location relative to the feed assembly, and includes an angled surface over which the substrate passes configured to at least partially separate the label from the substrate. The application assembly is articulable between a plurality of positions, including a first position at which the application assembly engages the label after the label is at least partially separated from the substrate and a second position at which the label is affixed to a target. The control assembly causes vibration of at least a portion of the application assembly proximate to the first position proximate to a time when the application assembly contacts the label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Steven M. Dods
  • Publication number: 20150065974
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a unitary absorbent structure and method thereof wherein said unitary absorbent structure comprises an absorbent core (5) and/or an acquisition and dispersion layers (2) (3) and comprising at least one non-woven fibrous substrate layer (23) having a void volume suitable to be penetrated by super absorbent particles. The super absorbent particles are dispersed in the substrate layer (23) according to a size distribution gradient by vacuum (8?) and vibration along the depth direction or z-direction of said absorbent core (5) and/or acquisition (2) and dispersion (3) layers, the smaller particles are placed on the bodyside of the absorbent articles and the larger particles are located on the opposite side of the absorbent articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Dany Michiels, Tanika Degrande, Sara Vanwalleghem
  • Patent number: 8967216
    Abstract: A linear friction welding system includes a power shaft defining a power shaft axis and including a first eccentric portion and a first power transfer portion, a power transfer rod engaged with the first power transfer portion, an actuator assembly operably coupled with the power transfer rod and configured to move the power transfer rod axially along the power shaft axis, a crank including a second eccentric portion operably coupled with the first eccentric portion, and a second power transfer portion engaged with the power transfer rod, the linear friction welding system configured such that axial movement of the power transfer rod causes rotational movement of the crank with respect to the power shaft about the power shaft axis, a cam follower operably connected to an outer surface of the second eccentric portion, and a ram operably connected to the cam follower and configured to vibrate along a welding axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: APCI, LLC
    Inventor: Stephen A. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8955289
    Abstract: A method of anchoring a joining element to a hollow core board with the aid of mechanical vibration. The hollow core board has a first and second outer layers and a middle layer disposed between the outer layers. An opening, including a mouth, is provided in the hollow core board, the opening penetrating the first outer layer and the middle layer. The joining element includes a wall anchoring portion situated between a proximal end and a distal end thereof. A distal end of the wall anchoring portion is positioned into or onto the mouth with a sealing portion on a proximal end of the wall anchoring portion. The wall anchoring portion is forced through the mouth by applying mechanical vibration and a force parallel to the joining element axis, whereby thermoplastic material of the wall anchoring portion is liquefied and pressed into the first outer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Woodwelding AG
    Inventors: Colin Clinch, Marcel Aeschlimann, Mario Lehmann, Laurent Torriani
  • Publication number: 20150045756
    Abstract: An absorbent core composite is disclosed for incorporation into a disposable absorbent article. The composite includes a first material layer and a second material layer (preferably nonwoven) partially secured to the first material layer to define at least one pocket therebetween. Preferably, multiple pockets are defined, except in the case of where a generally uniform layer or bed of absorbent is preferred or better suited fro the application. The pocket is said have a fixed initial volume. Further, an aggregate of absorbent particles is provided in the pocket(s) to occupy a portion of the fixed initial volume. The absorbent particles are preferably SAP particles and is characterized by a dry volume associated with a dry state and a swell volume associated with a liquid saturation state. In respect to or for the pocket, the aggregate is characterized by a collective dry volume and a collective swell volume, wherein the pocket has an initial configuration that retains the aggregate therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Andrew Wright, Eugenio Varona, Anne Smid, Dennis Smid
  • Publication number: 20150020951
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vibration welding machine (1), comprising an upper tool (2) and a lower tool (3), wherein the two tools (2, 3) each accommodate a respective welding part (4, 5), which welding parts are intended to be joined by means of vibration, and means for producing vibrations are provided, which cause at least the upper tool (2) to vibrate, wherein the means for producing vibration are designed as a stationary part, in particular an upper carrier (9), and a part arranged thereon in such a way that said part can oscillate, in particular an oscillator (11), which accommodates the upper tool (2), wherein furthermore means are provided that remove the air located in an air gap (15) formed between the stationary part, in particular the upper carrier (9), and the part that can oscillate, in particular the oscillator (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Tim Trabandt, Michael Jauch, Thorsten Koch
  • Publication number: 20140374003
    Abstract: A method for applying at least one ply onto a tool or an uncured composite layup disposed on the tool includes automatically controlling slidably removing at least one nonstick separator relative to the at least one ply positioned on the at least one nonstick separator to inhibit at least a portion of the at least one ply from adhering to the tool or uncured composite layup while applying a moving compressive force to an outer surface of the at least one ply relative to a moving trailing edge of the at least one nonstick separator to adhere at least a portion of the at least one ply to the tool or to the uncured composite layup.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Sultan Shair, Julian Thomas O'Flynn, Mathias Ernst Messmer, Frank Worthoff, Mile Ostojic, Mark Ernest Vermilyea
  • Publication number: 20140367571
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of welding a vitreous biological sample at a temperature below the glass transition temperature of approximately ?137° C. to a micromanipulator, also kept at a temperature below the glass transition temperature. Where prior art methods used IBID with, for example, propane, or a heated needle (heated resistively or by e/g/laser), the invention uses a vibrating needle to locally melt the sample. By stopping the vibration, the sample freezes to the micromanipulator. The heat capacity of the heated parts is small, and the amount of material that stays in a vitreous condition thus large.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: FEI Company
    Inventors: Rudolf Johannes Peter Gerardus Schampers, Johannes Antonius Hendricus Wilhelmus Gerardus Persoon, Andreas Theodorus Engelen
  • Publication number: 20140352870
    Abstract: In a method of manufacturing a honeycomb structured body, a ceramic block is formed by binding multiple pillar-shaped honeycomb fired bodies with adhesive layers interposed therebetween. The multiple pillar-shaped honeycomb fired bodies are bound on a support by piling up the multiple pillar-shaped honeycomb fired bodies successively. A placing position where a primary honeycomb fired body is to be placed is determined. A position of an end face of at least one secondary honeycomb fired body is fixed by applying force to the end face of the at least one secondary honeycomb fired body. The primary honeycomb fired body is placed on the placing position with the position of the end face of the at least one secondary honeycomb fired body being fixed. The fixing further includes first positioning or second positioning based on a number of the at least one secondary honeycomb fired body before the fixing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: IBIDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanori KANAI, Yuu YAMAKAWA, Masaya SATO
  • Publication number: 20140290828
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a liquid ejecting head including a laminate formed of a flow path substrate having a flow path communicating with nozzle openings that eject a liquid, a first electrode, a piezoelectric layer, and a second electrode, the method including stacking the first electrode, the piezoelectric material, the second electrode, and a reinforcing member on top of one another to form a laminate; heating the laminate to form a piezoelectric layer made of the piezoelectric material; bonding the laminate to the flow path substrate on a first electrode side; and removing the reinforcing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Junhua ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20140286697
    Abstract: There is provided a method for manufacturing a joint member including two or more carbon fiber composite materials having a thermoplastic resin as a matrix, characterized in that while heating and melting or after heating and melting at least one joining portion A of the composite materials, the one joining portion A is brought into contact with other joining portion B of the composite materials, and the joining portions A and B are welded by giving vibration or ultrasonic vibration while applying a pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: TEIJIN LIMITED
    Inventors: Masaki Takeuchi, Takumi Kato
  • Publication number: 20140272274
    Abstract: A joint between a first preform component and a second preform component that are constructed for ultimate use in a gas turbine engine is disclosed. A plurality of extended fibers may be integral with the first preform component and be at least partially enveloped by the second preform component. A method for making the component is also disclosed. In one embodiment the method provides a first preform component having extended fibers integral therewith, and supplying a second preform component. The method further includes inserting the extended fibers at least partially into the second preform component body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Rolls-Royce Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew Joseph Lazur
  • Publication number: 20140248470
    Abstract: A method of producing a plate-like construction having a double-wall structure and its use. According to the present invention, several elongated profiles which have essentially straight central axes are arranged against each other in such a way that adjacent hollow profiles abut each other and together form, in general terms, a flat stack having two opposite sides. The hollow profiles are welded together in order to join them with welded seams, in which case the welding is essentially carried out simultaneously from both sides of the stack. Besides good flexural strength and the opportunity to recycle, thermoplastic plates which are produced by means of the present method exhibit resistance to corrosion, decay and mould.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: UPONOR INFRA OY
    Inventors: Gunnar Blomqvist, Ari Sillanpää, Henry Södergård, Ted Taylor
  • Publication number: 20140199553
    Abstract: A method for producing a laminated product including applying a slab product to at least one surface of a substrate, the method including placing the substrate onto the slab material when the slab product is in a semi set partially cured state, then allowing the laminated product to cure. Preferably the slab is cement based and the substrate is a masonry product, already manufactured and cured, e.g., tiles, mosaics, bench tops. The method may alternatively cast a cementitious slab first, and then when that is partially cured pour the cementitious substrate onto it, then cutting the whole assembly into smaller pieces while the whole assembly is still in a partially cured semi set state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventor: William Alexander James Sadler
  • Publication number: 20140158281
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a manifold for a fuel cell with a multilayer structure by injection-molding individual manifolds, each having welding projections and welding guides, and bonding the injection-molded individual manifolds by vibration welding includes arranging welding projections of an upper individual manifold and welding guides of a lower individual manifold to be engaged with each other while maintaining a uniform gap between each other to bond a plurality of individual manifolds in an up and down stacking structure, pressing the lower individual manifold upward, and applying vibration to the upper individual manifold in the left and right direction, thus bonding the upper and lower individual manifolds. Among the welding projections of the upper individual manifold, a non-horizontal welding projection whose longitudinal direction does not coincide with the vibration direction of the individual manifold has a variable height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicants: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, WOOSHIN INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD., KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Duck Whan KIM, Sae Hoon KIM, Young Bum KUM, Young Tae KIM, Chang Jun LEE
  • Publication number: 20140155853
    Abstract: Discrete or continuous products are disclosed including formation of laminates containing an additive matter. Such additive matters comprise gels, superabsorbent polymers, particulate additives and the like. Pulp-free absorbent cores for use in disposable products such as diapers and sanitary napkins can be formed by the methods and apparatus of the present invention. Additive matter is carried between two layers in void spaces in a scrim layer to form a laminate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: Curt G. Joa, Inc.
    Inventor: PERRY HANDZIAK
  • Publication number: 20140131472
    Abstract: A bathing system with a molded shell has hollows in the shell. A module with internal water and air chambers is installed in each hollow with jets mounted upon the front jet plate of the module. The module is of simple construction that is mounted in a hollow and is removable and interchangeable for easy upgrading and repair of the bathing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventor: Richard Alex Eddington
  • Patent number: 8721817
    Abstract: A vibration welding system has a pair of electromagnets coupled to a first workpiece support for effecting reciprocating movement of the first workpiece support relative to a second workpiece support, and an electrical drive system coupled to the electromagnets for successively energizing and de-energizing the electromagnets out of phase with each other to effect the reciprocating movement of the first workpiece support. The drive system includes a source of DC current; multiple controllable electronic switching devices for controllably coupling the source to, and de-coupling the source from, each of the electromagnets; current sensors coupled to the electromagnets and producing signals representing the currents supplied to the electromagnets; and control circuitry coupled to the electronic switching devices and receiving the signals produced by the current sensors for turning the switching devices on and off to control the energizing and de-energizing of the electromagnets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Dukane Corporation
    Inventors: Leo Klinstein, Eugene Palatnik
  • Patent number: 8709581
    Abstract: In an outer covering sheet of an absorbent product, first, second and third adhesive layer elements each extending in a left-right direction are formed on a second covering sheet by spiral spray application. Each of these adhesive layer elements has wide width parts and narrow width parts which are continuous with the wide width parts, respectively. Therefore, hot melt adhesive can be stably discharged across the entire length of the adhesive layer element, unlike in the case where only wide width parts are formed intermittently. As a result, it is possible to obtain the outer covering sheet which is a sheet member having the adhesive layer elements with desired shapes where unevenness is decreased. In the absorbent product which is manufactured with use of the sheet member, the comfort level of the wearer can be prevented from decreasing due to unevenness of thickness of the adhesive layer elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Livedo Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Takahashi, Kazuya Maruhata
  • Patent number: 8702882
    Abstract: A method for monitoring and controlling a vibration welding system includes collecting sensory data during formation of a welded joint using sensors positioned with respect to welding interfaces of a work piece. A host machine extracts a feature set from a welding signature collectively defined by the sensory data, compares and correlates the feature set with validated information in a library, and executes a control action(s) when the present feature set insufficiently matches the information. A welding system includes a sonotrode, sensors, and the host machine. The host machine is configured to execute the method noted above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignees: GM Global Technology Operations LLC, The Regents of University of Michigan
    Inventors: Wayne W. Cai, Jeffrey A Abell, Jason C. H. Tang, Michael Anthony Wincek, Paul J Boor, Paul F. Spacher, Shixin Jack Hu
  • Publication number: 20140106170
    Abstract: Provided are methods of manufacturing an oriented ceramics containing sodium niobate and a raw material thereof. Specifically, provided is a sodium niobate powder, including cuboidal sodium niobate particles having an average side length of 0.1 ?m or more to 100 ?m or less, at least one face of the cuboid including a (100) plane in pseudo-cubic notation, in which the sodium niobate powder has a perovskite single-phase structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicants: UNIVERSITY OF YAMANASHI, CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takayuki Watanabe, Hiroshi Saito, Jumpei Hayashi, Nobuhiro Kumada
  • Publication number: 20140069571
    Abstract: A membrane cartridge is manufactured by repeatedly folding and joining two strips of membrane to form a cross-pleated cartridge with a stack of openings or fluid passageways configured in an alternating cross-flow arrangement. The cartridge can be modified for other flow configurations including co-flow and counter-flow arrangements. Methods for manufacturing such cross-pleated membrane cartridges, as well as apparatus used in the manufacturing process are described. Cross-pleated membrane cartridges comprising water-permeable membranes can be used in a variety of applications, including in heat and water vapor exchangers. In particular they can be incorporated into energy recovery ventilators (ERVs) for exchanging heat and water vapor between air streams being directed into and out of buildings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventors: Greg MONTIE, James Franklin DEAN, Curtis MULLEN, Robert HILL
  • Publication number: 20140057067
    Abstract: A lightweight component is equipped with two cover layers, which are made of a wood material, and a filling disposed in between the layers after cutting everything to size, having an edge support including thermoplastic material. The edge support is anchored in both the first and second cover layers starting from the narrow side. Anchoring is achieved by bringing the edge support into contact with the respective cover layer and coupling mechanical vibrations into the edge support by a sonotrode engaging from the narrow side. The edge support at the same time is pressed against the cover layer such that, in the region of a transition between the thermoplastic material and the wood material of the cover layer, part of the thermoplastic material is liquefied and pushed into the cover layer material, thereby producing a positively engaged anchoring after hardening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: Woodwelding AG
    Inventors: Laurent Torriani, Mario Lehmann, Marcel Aeschlimann
  • Publication number: 20140017561
    Abstract: A method of joining a substrate for a bipolar electrode of a bipolar battery to a frame for supporting the bipolar electrode for use in the bipolar battery includes the implanting of a thermoplastic material in the substrate. The substrate and the frame are then vibration welded together at a frequency in the range of 50 Hz to 1 kHz to melt the thermoplastic material. The melted thermoplastic material forms a continuous or substantially continuous loop around the substrate to join the substrate and the frame together. A bipolar battery comprising a substrate and a frame joined together by the method, and a substrate for a bipolar electrode for use in the method are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: ATRAVERDA LIMITED
    Inventors: Adam Jones, Adam Morgan, Gavin Davies
  • Patent number: 8623168
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a composite sheet includes joining a first elastic strip member to a sheet by feeding and surface-contacting the first elastic strip member to a continuous body of the sheet; and joining a second elastic strip member to the sheet by feeding and surface-contacting the second elastic strip member to the continuous body. The first elastic strip member supplied toward a first spindle portion side roller is subsequently put around an outer circumferential face of the first spindle portion side roller and an outer circumferential face of a first oscillating end side roller. The second elastic strip member supplied toward the second spindle portion side roller of a second oscillating arm is subsequently put around an outer circumferential face of a second spindle portion side roller and an outer circumferential face of the second oscillating end side roller of the second oscillating arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Taishi Nakamura, Shinichi Ishikawa, Jun Okuda
  • Publication number: 20130340918
    Abstract: A label dispensing system includes a feed assembly, a separation assembly, an application assembly, and a control assembly. The feed assembly provides a label initially attached to a substrate. The separation assembly is located in a downstream location relative to the feed assembly, and includes an angled surface over which the substrate passes configured to at least partially separate the label from the substrate. The application assembly is articulable between a plurality of positions, including a first position at which the application assembly engages the label after the label is at least partially separated from the substrate and a second position at which the label is affixed to a target. The control assembly causes vibration of at least a portion of the application assembly proximate to the first position proximate to a time when the application assembly contacts the label.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventor: Steven M. Dods
  • Patent number: 8613823
    Abstract: It can prevent extension of the time required for bonding, even when relatively large members are bonded. a bonded member manufacturing apparatus comprises a first holder 11 for holding a first member D, a second holder 12 for holding a second member E, an application device 40 for applying the intermediate substance G to a first bonded surface Df, a moving device 20 for moving the first holder 11 and/or the second holder 12, and a controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Origin Electric Company, Limited
    Inventors: Takayuki Suzuki, Tomoyuki Saito, Masahiro Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20130306220
    Abstract: A method of joining a fibre reinforced laminate layer to a surface (3), including applying a layer of melted resin on to the surface (3), the resin displacing air from the surface and solidifying upon cooling on the surface to thereby form a layer of solidifled resin (7) thereon, applying a composite lay-up (13) over the resultant layer of solidified resin, and heating and melting the resin so that the composite lay-up is submerged in the melted resin and the resin is subsequently cured to thereby form the laminate layer (19).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: Quickstep Technologies Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: Neil Deryck Bray Graham
  • Patent number: 8568552
    Abstract: In an outer covering sheet of an absorbent product, first, second and third adhesive layer elements each extending in a left-right direction are formed on a second covering sheet by spiral spray application. Each of these adhesive layer elements has wide width parts and narrow width parts which are continuous with the wide width parts, respectively. Therefore, hot melt adhesive can be stably discharged across the entire length of the adhesive layer element, unlike in the case where only wide width parts are formed intermittently. As a result, it is possible to obtain the outer covering sheet which is a sheet member having the adhesive layer elements with desired shapes where unevenness is decreased. In the absorbent product which is manufactured with use of the sheet member, the comfort level of the wearer can be prevented from decreasing due to unevenness of thickness of the adhesive layer elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Livedo Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Takahashi, Kazuya Maruhata
  • Patent number: 8492713
    Abstract: A multipole rod assembly, such as used as mass analyzer, is fabricated using rods adhesively attached to shoes, which are then attached to isolation rings. A fixture is used in conjunction with precision-made spacers to precisely assemble the ion mass analyzer. The rods and shoes can be made of metal, while the isolation rings are preferably made of insulator, such as ceramic. The shoes and isolation rings need not be made to high precision, as the spacer ensures high accuracy in alignment and symmetry of the rods. Consequently, the rods are the only precision machined parts in the ion mass analyzer assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Bruker Daltonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Urs Steiner, Roy P Moeller, Stephen Zanon
  • Publication number: 20130139956
    Abstract: Objects are fastened to object surfaces of a porous or fibrous material, in particular made of wood or a wood-like material, with the aid of a thermoplastic fastening film. For this, the object, which is separate from, or integrated in the fastening film, is positioned on the object surface and, with the aid of a vibrating fastening tool having a distally arranged, for example closed, perimetric profile element, which is positioned on the fastening film, is anchored in the object surface along a perimeter, and optionally also punched out. The fastening is suitable in particular for fastening identification carriers to wooden objects such as pallets or tree trunks, wherein the identification carriers are equipped, for example, with an antenna and an RFID chip or with a bar code.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: WOODWELDING AG
    Inventors: Marcel Aeschlimann, Mario Lehmann, Laurent Torriani
  • Patent number: 8450644
    Abstract: A system and method for providing multi-mode control of an ultrasonic welding system. In one embodiment, the control modes include the energy of the weld, the time of the welding process and the compression displacement of the parts being welded during the welding process. The method includes providing thresholds for each of the modes, and terminating the welding process after the threshold for each mode has been reached, the threshold for more than one mode has been reached or the threshold for one of the modes has been reached. The welding control can be either open-loop or closed-loop, where the open-loop process provides the mode thresholds and once one or more of those thresholds is reached the welding process is terminated. The closed-loop control provides feedback of the weld energy and/or the compression displacement so that the weld power and/or weld pressure can be increased or decreased accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Jason C. H. Tang, Wayne W. Cai
  • Publication number: 20130089710
    Abstract: A multiwall sheet comprises a sheet, comprising walls, wherein the walls comprise a first wall; a second wall; and an outermost rib extending between the first wall and the second wall, wherein the first wall extends longitudinally past the outermost rib to a first wall end and wherein the second wall extends longitudinally past the outermost rib to a second wall end; and an end cap comprising a top wall having a top wall end, a bottom wall having a bottom wall end, and a connecting wall disposed between the top wall end and the bottom wall end; wherein the end cap is disposed over the first wall end and the second wall end and wherein the top wall and the bottom wall extend longitudinally along the first wall and the second wall past the outermost rib.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: SABIC INNOVATIVE PLASTICS IP B.V.
    Inventors: Chinniah Thiagarajan, Frans Adriaansen, Michael Matthew Laurin, Bernd Jansen
  • Publication number: 20130081750
    Abstract: A vibration welding system includes a controller, welding horn, an active material element, and anvil assembly. The assembly may include an anvil body connected to a back plate and support member. The element, e.g., a piezoelectric stack or shape memory alloy, is positioned with respect to the assembly. The horn vibrates in a desirable first direction to form a weld on a work piece. The element controls any vibrations in a second direction by applying calibrated response to the anvil body in the second direction. A method for controlling undesirable vibrations in the system includes positioning the element with respect to the anvil assembly, connecting the anvil body to the support member through the back plate, vibrating the horn in a desirable first direction, and transmitting an input signal to the element to control vibration in an undesirable second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Wayne W. Cai, Bongsu Kang, Chin-An Tan
  • Publication number: 20130081753
    Abstract: A vibration welding system includes a controller, welding horn, an anvil, and a passive damping mechanism (PDM). The controller generates an input signal having a calibrated frequency. The horn vibrates in a desirable first direction at the calibrated frequency in response to the input signal to form a weld in a work piece. The PDM is positioned with respect to the system, and substantially damps or attenuates vibration in an undesirable second direction. A method includes connecting the PDM having calibrated properties and a natural frequency to an anvil of an ultrasonic welding system. Then, an input signal is generated using a weld controller. The method includes vibrating a welding horn in a desirable direction in response to the input signal, and passively damping vibration in an undesirable direction using the PDM.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Chin-An Tan, Bongsu Kang, Wayne W. Cai, Tao Wu
  • Patent number: 8404525
    Abstract: The present invention provides a semiconductor device which is formed at low cost and has a great versatility, a manufacturing method thereof, and further a semiconductor device with an improved yield, and a manufacturing method thereof. A structure, which has a base including a plurality of depressions having different shapes or sizes, and a plurality of IC chips which are disposed in the depressions and which fit the depressions, is formed. A semiconductor device which selectively includes a function in accordance with an application, by using the base including the plurality of depressions and the IC chips which fit the depressions, can be manufactured at low cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kunio Hosoya, Saishi Fujikawa, Satohiro Okamoto
  • Publication number: 20130068634
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a case for a personal electronic device comprising one or more layers formed from a thin-film thermo-formed material and methods to manufacture the same. In a disclosed embodiment, the case for the personal electronic device comprises a flexible inner layer and a thin-film thermo-formed outer-layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: Speculative Product Design, LLC
    Inventor: Bryan Lee Hynecek
  • Patent number: 8293358
    Abstract: When a ceramic substrate is manufactured through a constraint firing step that uses a constraining layer, the constraining layer is removed without causing significant damage to a sintered base layer or an electrode formed on the surface of the sintered base layer, and the electrode can be reliably exposed. A green stacked body having a base layer and a constraining layer disposed so as to be in contact with at least one principal surface of the base layer is formed. A fired stacked body having a sintered base layer and a green constraining layer is then obtained by firing the green stacked body to sinter the base layer. Subsequently, the constraining layer is removed from the sintered base layer by vibrating media that are disposed so as to be in contact with the constraining layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akiyoshi Kawamura, Takako Sato, Osamu Chikagawa, Takaki Murata
  • Patent number: 8273442
    Abstract: A welding arrangement for plastic components includes a base member, a primary member abutting onto the base member and provided with a first positioning feature that engages a corresponding first positioning feature provided on the base member. A secondary member is vibration welded to the base member so as to at least partly interpose the primary member between the secondary member and base member. Because the welding is performed while the primary member is properly positioned relative to the base member on account of the first positioning feature cooperating with the corresponding first positioning feature, the positional precision of the primary member is ensured. The primary member may be additionally provided with a second positioning feature that engages a corresponding second positioning feature provided on the secondary member, so as to permit positional adjustment between them in a prescribed direction corresponding to a direction of movement of the vibration welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahide Sano, Masamitsu Shiono, Kazuyuki Tateishi
  • Patent number: 8211255
    Abstract: One aspect of the present invention relates to a laminated foam product, wherein the adhesive binding the foam to the laminate comprises the mixture from which the foam is made. Another aspect of the present invention relates to methods for making a laminated foam product. A third aspect of the present invention relates to an apparatus for making a laminated foam product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Rynel Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Detert, Jonathan Stormont, Fred Libby, T. Scott Kennedy, Herbert Winicov
  • Patent number: 8197190
    Abstract: A lever for rotating about its pivot a turbomachine variable-pitch stator vane: including a first zone for attachment to a lever drive member, a second zone for attachment to the variable-pitch stator vane, and a third zone of elongate shape between the first zone and the second zone is disclosed. A vibration-damping laminate is applied to at least one surface portion of at least one of the zones of the lever. The laminate includes at least one layer of viscoelastic material in contact with the surface portion and a backing layer of rigid material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventors: Francois Maurice Garcin, Pierrick Bernard Jean, Jean-Pierre Francois Lombard, Christian Paleczny
  • Patent number: 8177932
    Abstract: A method including disposing a first end plate adjacent to a second end plate, wherein the first end plate and second end plate each define a pattern of apertures. The first end plate is aligned with the second end plate such that the pattern of apertures in the first end plate is substantially aligned with the pattern of apertures in the second end plate. The method includes placing an end portion of each of a plurality of micro tubes in contact with the first end plate, the micro tubes being substantially vertically disposed and substantially perpendicular to a top surface of the first end plate, so as to place the micro tubes on the first end plate, and vibrating at least one of the micro tubes while the micro tubes are on the first end plate, thereby causing the micro tubes to insert into and through respective aligned apertures of the patterns of apertures in the first end plate and the second end plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: International Mezzo Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles J. Becnel, Jeffrey J. McLean
  • Publication number: 20110259504
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a composite sheet includes: bonding a belt member to a sheet surface of the belt-like sheet by supplying a belt-like sheet to an outer circumferential surface of a bonding roll; supplying the belt member to a part of the belt-like sheet that is brought in contact with the outer circumferential surface of the bonding roll and overlapping the belt member to the part. The guide member has a reciprocating roller and a supply roller. The method further includes wrapping the belt member subsequently around the outer circumferential surface of the supply roller and the outer circumferential surface of the reciprocating roller, and leading the belt member to the belt-like sheet; and oscillating the supply roller so that the outer circumferential surface of the supply roller faces toward the reciprocating roller in accordance with a reciprocating motion of the reciprocating roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: UNI-CHARM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinichi Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 8042594
    Abstract: A method and system for a fiber compaction device with interdependent segment travel is described. A compaction device structure supports a series of individual interdependent segments including a compaction surface. Each segment also includes an opening in which a presser member can be located. The presser members consist of either an elastomeric bladder filled with an incompressible fluid or individual pistons that are manifolded together with a fixed volume of incompressible fluid. The presser members create an interdependence in segment positions such that if one or more segments are displaced the others move to balance the segment positions. Having a fixed volume of incompressible fluid allows the segments to work interdependently, thus guaranteeing that the average section position will be the nominal position and eliminating the need for a fixed center section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Alliant Techsystems Inc.
    Inventors: Lloyd G. Miller, Douglas G. Harris, Vernon M. Benson, Keith G. Shupe, Kevin L. Wade
  • Publication number: 20110232827
    Abstract: It can prevent extension of the time required for bonding, even when relatively large members are bonded. a bonded member manufacturing apparatus comprises a first holder 11 for holding a first member D, a second holder 12 for holding a second member E, an application device 40 for applying the intermediate substance G to a first bonded surface Df, a moving device 20 for moving the first holder 11 and/or the second holder 12, and a controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: ORIGIN ELECTRIC COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Takayuki SUZUKI, Tomoyuki SAITO, Masahiro NAKAMURA