Combined With Pressure Application Means Patents (Class 219/243)
  • Patent number: 10436509
    Abstract: An electrode roll drying device includes a drying oven housing an electrode roll, an outer-side heater configured to heat the electrode roll, an axial-side heater configured to heat the electrode roll, a pressure reducer configured to reduce internal pressure of the drying oven, a sensor configured to detect a temperature of an outermost portion of the electrode roll, and a control unit configured to control operation of the outer-side heater, the axial-side heater, and the pressure reducer. The control unit is configured to operate the outer-side heater and the axial-side heater to heat the electrode roll from the outer-side and winding core side, and, when the temperature of an outermost portion reaches a target temperature, stop operation of the outer-side heater, operate the pressure reducer to reduce the pressure within the drying oven, and carry out the heating by the axial-side heater and the pressure reduction by the pressure reducer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroki Fujiwara, Masahiko Sugiyama, Seigo Komatsu, Takeshi Iwata, Keisuke Uekusa
  • Patent number: 10384821
    Abstract: A structure of a heater for a packing machine which can be mounted on a packing machine such as a food container to thermally seal a wrapping paper such as a film includes: a heating part for generating heat if electric power is applied to the heating part and thermally fusing the wrapping paper to the food container in a hollow closed curve shape; and a connecting part connecting the heating part to a power source, and wherein an upper or lower surface of the heating part contacts the wrapping paper to heat the wrapping paper so that the wrapping paper is thermally fused to the food container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: ENTER LINE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jong Sun Jung
  • Patent number: 10383270
    Abstract: An object of the present disclosure is to provide a component crimping device and a component crimping method that make it possible to improve accuracy of attaching a component onto a substrate by preventing the component from being excessively elongated due to rapid thermal expansion when the component is pressed against the substrate. A lower surface side of a substrate-side terminal part of a substrate held by a substrate holding table is supported by a support, a component placed on a placing table is picked up by a crimping head while heating the component, the component is compressed against a compressing table so as to be elongated, and then the component is pressed against the substrate-side terminal part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shigeru Sueno
  • Patent number: 10309695
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses for repairing a composite material in situ are disclosed including maintaining and controlling the temperature of a material adjoining a composite material in situ, while the composite material is being heating during a composite material repair, such repair accomplished by positioning a heat source proximate to a first side of the composite material and positioning a thermoelectric device proximate to a structure located proximate to the second of the composite material, and substantially maintaining the temperature of the structure at a temperature that is different than a temperature of the composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Gary D. Oakes
  • Patent number: 10144151
    Abstract: A frame integrated vacuum hot press comprises a frame chamber including a vacuum space having an opened side; a door installed to the frame chamber to open or close the opened side of the vacuum space; a heating chamber including a heating space and a heater heating an object to be formed which is loaded in the heating space; and a cylinder which is connected to the frame chamber to apply pressure to the object to be formed which is loaded in the heating space of the heating chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: ENERGYN INC.
    Inventors: Ihn Kee Hwang, Jin Suk Jang
  • Patent number: 10058472
    Abstract: A housing for keeping, transporting and entombing a corpse comprising a bottom with an outer peripheral edge and a lid (2) with an outer peripheral edge, which can be superimposed perfectly between each other, characterized in that between the edge of the bottom and the edge of the lid, along the whole perimeter it is interposed a wire frame section bar, flat, with opened junction, of highly resistant metal, wherein at the ends of the opened junction electric cables are connected, said wire frame section bar being configured so that it allows an extended contact between the edge of the bottom and the edge of the lid in the internal areas of said wire frame section bar, thus providing by current flowing, the welding and the sealing of the peripheral edges of the lid and the bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventor: Pietro Laudani
  • Patent number: 10052803
    Abstract: A mold having a first part with a carcass with a molding zone added thereto to provide a mechanical interface between the molding zone and the carcass. Inductors of the mold extend along a longitudinal direction in cavities between the mechanical interface and the molding zone. A cooling device of the mold extends at the mechanical interface between the molding zone and the carcass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: ROCTOOL
    Inventors: Alexandre Guichard, Jose Feigenblum
  • Patent number: 9954335
    Abstract: A terminal connecting method including: removing a insulation film by a predetermined length from one end of a litz wire; inserting to a pressure fixing part a terminal part of the litz wire; compressing a first portion of the pressure fixing part with a first compression force to cause plastic deformation of an entirety of the pressure fixing part, and to temporarily fix the terminal part of the litz wire to the pressure fixing part; compressing a second portion of the pressure fixing part with a second compression force greater than the first compression force to locally cause plastic deformation of the pressure fixing part and the litz wire, the second portion being a part of the first portion; and pouring molten solder from a front end side of the pressure fixing part to firmly fix the litz wire to the terminal metal fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: SWCC SHOWA CABLE SYSTEMS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shirou Hasegawa, Masahiro Mori, Kenji Kamiya, Masahiro Ichikawa, Kiyoshi Miura, Hiroto Nozaki
  • Patent number: 9862512
    Abstract: A method for sealing a food storage bag includes providing a bag with walls formed of two facing sheets, at least one of the facing sheets is a multilayer sheet having an inner layer of polymer enabling the facing sheets to be joined by melt sea ng at less than 95° C.; providing a sealing device comprising an elongated bar with thermal conductivity greater than 5 W/(m K) and an insulating component affixed to the bar having a thermal conductivity less than 1 W/(m K); placing the sealing device into water; warming the bar to between 50° C. and 100° C.; removing the warmed bar from water; handling the sealing device by the insulating component; and pressing the warmed bar against a wall of the storage bag to join facing sheets. In one embodiment, a machine-readable image on the bag points to a video on the Internet that illustrates the sealing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Inventor: Carolyn Kay Jons
  • Patent number: 9849533
    Abstract: A hybrid diffusion-brazing process and hybrid diffusion-brazed article are disclosed. The hybrid diffusion-brazing process includes providing a component having a temperature-tolerant region and a temperature-sensitive region, brazing a braze material to the temperature-tolerant region during a localized brazing cycle, then heating the component in a furnace during a diffusion cycle. The brazing and the heating diffusion-braze the braze material to the component, and the localized brazing cycle is performed independent of the diffusion cycle in the hybrid diffusion-brazing process. The hybrid diffusion-brazed article includes a component, and a braze material diffusion-brazed to the component with a filler material. The filler material has a melting temperature that is above a tolerance temperature of the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Liangde Xie, Ronald Lee Souther, Mark Lawrence Hunt, Steven Charles Woods
  • Patent number: 9508577
    Abstract: A semiconductor manufacturing apparatus may include: a pickup unit configured to pick up a chip in a first region of the semiconductor manufacturing apparatus; a bonding head configured to receive the picked-up chip and configured to move from the first region to a top of a circuit board in a second region of the semiconductor manufacturing apparatus; and/or an optical unit configured to detect a bonding position on the circuit board while moving from the first region to the second region. A semiconductor manufacturing apparatus may include: a bonding head including a heater for heating a chip and bonding the chip onto a circuit board; and/or a cooling block, adjacent to the heater, through which cooling liquid flows. The cooling liquid may be removed from the cooling block while the heater generates heat. The cooling liquid may be supplied to the cooling block while the heater is cooled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Byung Joon Lee, Masato Kajinami, Yoshiaki Yukimori, Sang-Yoon Kim, Hui-Jae Kim, Byeong-Kuk Park, Seung Dae Seok, Jae Bong Shin, Byeong Kap Choi
  • Patent number: 9434106
    Abstract: A machine and method for making bags is described and includes a web traveling from an input section to a rotary drum, to an output section. The rotary drum includes at least one seal bar, having a single sealing zone, and a weakening zone disposed within the single sealing zone. The single sealing zone may be a heated perforator, and may include a heating wire. The heating wire may be an NiCr wire stitched into the heater, and be disposed on a cap or on the seal bar. The weakening zone may create a line of weakness that is uniform or varies in intensity. The sealing zone may include temperature zones, cartridge heaters, cooling air, or heated air, or a source of ultrasonic, microwave or radiative energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Inventors: Paul A. Selle, Gregory T. Prellwitz
  • Patent number: 9364953
    Abstract: A kinematic holding system for a placement head of a placement apparatus comprises a placement head alignment device which comprises at least one length-variable holding member arranged at a distance from a joint between a placement head support and the placement head. This holding member determines the pivoting position of the placement head relative to the placement head support. The length of the holding member is changeable during the placement operation depending on a deformation of the placement head guide device caused by the pressing force of the placement head against the substrate in such a way that an axis error (tilt) of the placement head caused by the deformation of the placement head guide device is compensated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Besi Switzerland AG
    Inventors: Hannes Kostner, Dietmar Lackner, Florian Speer, Martin Widauer
  • Patent number: 9358721
    Abstract: A method for the manufacture of a hole in a component consisting of a composite material, such as a fiber reinforced plastic part or a fabric reinforced plastic part, which is characterized in that the component having first and second oppositely disposed sides is placed with its first side on a support having an iris diaphragm, in that a tip which diverges in the axial direction is pressed coming from the second side of the component through the component, which optionally has a pre-piercing, for the formation of the hole or for the enlargement of the pre-piercing and in that the iris diaphragm has a smaller starting opening which receives a narrower region of the tip and opens into a larger opening with increasing penetration of the component by the tip, whereby the component is supported during the hole formation over an as large as possible area from the first side. A piercing aid in the form of an iris diaphragm or a corresponding die button is likewise claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: PROFIL VERBINDUNGSTECHNIK GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Oliver Diehl, Richard Humpert, Andreas Lembach, Christian Sowa
  • Patent number: 9283693
    Abstract: A hot press sintering apparatus according to the embodiment includes a chamber; a mold member located in the chamber and including a mold space section to be filled with a raw material; a press member for pressing and processing the raw material in the mold member; and a heating member for heating an interior of the chamber. The mold member includes a first mold part and a second mold part inserted into the first mold part and formed with the mold space section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Min Sung Kim, Myeong Jeong Kim, Young Nam Kim
  • Patent number: 9064672
    Abstract: Mounts, stages, and systems that allow for in situ manipulation, experimentation and analysis of specimens directly within an electron microscope. The mounts fixture and interface with a device, wherein the device corresponds to a structure that holds a specimen for microscopic imaging. The mounts are mateably and/or electrically compatible with a stage. Systems using the devices, mounts, and stages that can be used directly within the electron microscope are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: PROTOCHIPS, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen E. Mick, John Damiano, David P. Nackashi
  • Publication number: 20140322827
    Abstract: The present application provides a method for packaging a display device and an apparatus therefor. The method includes: providing a display device, a platform, a laser beam and a magnetic mechanism; wherein the display device includes a light emitting element, the light emitting element includes at least one effective light emitting region thereon and is prepared on an upper surface of a glass substrate, the glass substrate is bonded to a glass cover plate via a sealing adhesive layer; the display device is placed on the platform; the laser beam penetrates the glass cover plate and focuses on the sealing adhesive layer to sinter the sealing adhesive layer; and the magnetic mechanism clamps the glass cover plate and the glass substrate from top to bottom and applies a uniform pressing force on the effective light emitting region of the display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: EverDisplay Optronics (Shanghai) Limited
    Inventor: Baowei Su
  • Publication number: 20140183178
    Abstract: A mold with a self-contained heating device comprising a mold body, a connector and an adjustment coil. The mold body comprises comprising an induction heating or tooling circuit having a resistance R1 and an inductance L1. The tooling circuit comprises an inductor extending inside a closed cavity of the mold body. The connector connects the tooling circuit to a high-frequency current generator. The adjustment coil has a resistance R2 and an inductance L2 that does not induce current in the mold body. The adjustment coil is connected to the tooling circuit, between the tooling circuit and the connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: ROCTOOL
    Inventors: Alexandre Guichard, Jose Feigenblum
  • Patent number: 8716630
    Abstract: A visually seamless method of joining a first piece of metal and a second piece of metal is described. The first piece of metal is placed in contact with an edge of the second piece of metal. In some embodiments, the edge includes a sacrificial lip. The first piece of metal forming a junction area with the edge of the second piece of metal, applying a forging force to the first piece of metal, the forging force having an effect of creating an extremely tight fit up between the first and the second pieces of metal, welding the first and the second pieces to form an assembly and forming a cosmetically enhancing protective layer on the surface of the assembly, the protective layer obscuring any visible artifacts on the surface of the assembly, the obscured visible artifacts including any discoloration or discontinuity created by the laser welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Carlo Catalano, Derrick Jue, Brian Miehm, Takahiro Oshima, Masashige Tatebe
  • Patent number: 8698047
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a handheld clamp device for applying heat to a golf ball. The clamp may have two lever arms each attached at one end to a pivot. A golf ball receiving unit may be attached to each lever arm at the opposite end as the pivot. Each golf ball receiving unit may include a heating element. The internal heating surface of each golf ball receiving unit may contain a pattern, which can be a dimple pattern. When in use, the handheld device may heat the surface of a golf ball such that the pattern on the internal heating surfaces forms a dimple pattern into the surface of the golf ball. The handheld clamp device may be included as part of a kit, along with multiple sets of golf ball receiving units, and sometimes at least one golf ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Chia-Chyi Cheng
  • Publication number: 20130152434
    Abstract: A handheld telescopic ironing device for pressing clothing, fabric and the like comprising two handles joined at the distal end with a pivotal hinge, each handle comprised of an elongated hollow outer handle housing and at least one elongated hollow inner handle housing concentrically aligned and telescopically mounted within outer handle housing with a locking means to hold the with inner handle housing and outer handle housing at extended or contracted lengths. Attached to the two handles are heads each having a pressing surface mounted on a hollow head housing so that the two pressing surfaces oppose each other. The telescopic ironing device is further comprised of at least one heating element disposed within one or more of internal cavities of the head housing and has an optional steam feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventor: Patti Bearley
  • Patent number: 8403880
    Abstract: A dialysis machine includes: (i) a source of peritoneal dialysis solution; (ii) a patient line for passing the peritoneal dialysis solution to the peritoneal cavity of a patient; (iii) a pump for pumping the peritoneal dialysis solution to the peritoneal cavity via the patient line; (iv) a heater for heating the peritoneal dialysis solution prior to the dialysis solution reaching the patient line, the heater including first and second heating elements; (v) a voltage input from a remote power source; and (vi) a control scheme responsive to the voltage input and configured to (a) automatically maintain a proper dialysis solution temperature for the patient via the first and second heating elements regardless of the voltage input wherein the control (b) account for an inlet temperature of the dialysis solution to the heater and (c) account for heater efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare S.A.
    Inventors: Peter Hopping, Alex Anping Yu
  • Publication number: 20130026152
    Abstract: Provided is a pressurizing-type lamp annealing device which can easily handle a substrate to be treated having a large surface area. An embodiment is a pressurizing-type lamp annealing device which includes: a treatment chamber 25; a holding part 23 disposed into the treatment chamber to hold a substrate to be treated 22; a gas-introduction mechanism for introducing a pressurized gas into the treatment chamber; a gas-discharge mechanism for discharging the gas in the treatment chamber; a transparent tube 20 disposed into the treatment chamber; and a lamp heater 19 placed in the treatment chamber to irradiate the substrate to be treated with a lamp light, through the transparent tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Suzuki, Takeshi Kijima, Yuuji Honda
  • Publication number: 20130020306
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a handheld clamp device for applying heat to a golf ball. The clamp may have two lever arms each attached at one end to a pivot. A golf ball receiving unit may be attached to each lever arm at the opposite end as the pivot. Each golf ball receiving unit may include a heating element. The internal heating surface of each golf ball receiving unit may contain a pattern, which can be a dimple pattern. When in use, the handheld device may heat the surface of a golf ball such that the pattern on the internal heating surfaces forms a dimple pattern into the surface of the golf ball. The handheld clamp device may be included as part of a kit, along with multiple sets of golf ball receiving units, and sometimes at least one golf ball.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: NIKE, INC.
    Inventor: NIKE, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20120298649
    Abstract: A laser machining apparatus that allows efficient machining of a workpiece includes a nozzle for jetting a jet liquid column, a rectifying chamber attenuating disturbances in flow of liquid, a liquid oscillating chamber guiding the liquid flowing from the rectifying chamber to a nozzle inlet opening, a laser oscillator generating a laser beam, a focusing optical system focusing the laser beam generated by the laser oscillator above the nozzle inlet opening so that the laser beam is guided by the jet liquid column, and a window opposed to the nozzle inlet opening so that the laser beam transmitting from the focusing optical system enters the liquid oscillating chamber. The liquid oscillating chamber increases a surface wave on an outer surface of the jet liquid column so that the jet liquid column jetted from the nozzle onto a workpiece is easily atomized at a machining point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: SUGINO MACHINE LIMITED
    Inventors: Yukiaki NAGATA, Ryoji MURATSUBAKI, Masanori KANEMITSU, Masashi TSUNEMOTO
  • Publication number: 20120279954
    Abstract: A thermal cycling instrument for PCR and other reactions performed on multiple samples with temperature changes between sequential stages in the reaction procedure is supplied with a thermal block to provide rapid changes and close control over the temperature in each sample vessel and a pressure plate incorporated into a motorized lid that detects anomalies in the reaction vessels or in their positioning over the thermal block, and automatically adjusts the plate position to achieve an even force distribution over the sample vessels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., LSG - GXD Division
    Inventors: Jeffry M. Ceremony, Daniel Y. Chu, Deepak K. Doshi, Rhoel Rumbaoa, Dennis W. Loring, Paul J. Patt, Cliff Baldwin
  • Patent number: 8299402
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a disassemblable structure including: a double-coated pressure-sensitive adhesive tape or a double-coated pressure sensitive adhesive sheet including a substrate and pressure-sensitive adhesive layers formed on both surfaces of the substrate, at least one of the pressure-sensitive adhesive layers being a thermal foaming agent-containing pressure-sensitive adhesive layer; a heating element which foams the thermal foaming agent-containing pressure-sensitive adhesive layer by heating; and a pair of adherends joined to each other through the pressure-sensitive adhesive tape or sheet and the heating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Eiji Yamanaka, Michirou Kawanishi, Masahiko Ando, Yasuyuki Tokunaga, Tooru Nakashima
  • Patent number: 8283603
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a handheld clamp device for applying heat to a golf ball. The clamp may have two lever arms each attached at one end to a pivot. A golf ball receiving unit may be attached to each lever arm at the opposite end as the pivot. Each golf ball receiving unit may include a heating element. The internal heating surface of each golf ball receiving unit may contain a pattern, which can be a dimple pattern. When in use, the handheld device may heat the surface of a golf ball such that the pattern on the internal heating surfaces forms a dimple pattern into the surface of the golf ball. The handheld clamp device may be included as part of a kit, along with multiple sets of golf ball receiving units, and sometimes at least one golf ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Chia-Chyi Cheng
  • Patent number: 8195106
    Abstract: An apparatus, device, methods, computer program product, and system are described that make a determination that a first device associated with a vehicle is in proximity to a wireless device, transmit a signal from the first device to the wireless device to cause the wireless device to display information related to the vehicle, and perform an operation with respect to the vehicle based at least in part on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Edward K. Y. Jung, Royce A. Levien, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Jr., Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20120114820
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention comprise an apparatus for laser marking individual objects with indicia at a marking station wherein a predetermined window exists during which each object can be marked as the objects are conveyed along at least one path at a predetermined speed, the apparatus comprising, at least first and second lasers positioned adjacent one or more paths configured to direct a laser beam onto the objects to mark the same with indicia as the objects pass through the marking station, with each of the first and second lasers marking alternate following objects as they pass through the marking station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: TEN Media, LLC
    Inventors: Michael John Griffiths, Yancy Edward Fox
  • Publication number: 20120080418
    Abstract: A heat sealer includes a press mechanism, a heater, and an electric power circuit. The heater includes: a thin thermal-electrical insulator plate superposed on a heat dissipating base or on a jaw of the press mechanism; one or more heater wires each of which is a thin metal resistor plate superposed on the thin thermal-electrical insulator plate, each heater wire including an electrode and a heat generating portion; a thermally conductive electrical insulator superposed on the heat generating portion, the thermally conductive electrical insulator being an electrical insulator and having a thermal conductivity that is equal to or higher than that of alumina; a thermal-electrical insulator that covers exposed portions of the heater wires and the electrode; and a thin release film superposed on the thermally conductive electrical insulator. The elements of the heater are made to closely contact each other and fixed by using an adhesive or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Inventors: Atsunobu Sakamoto, Kazuko Sakamoto, Kazukuni Yamada
  • Patent number: 8124915
    Abstract: A sealer to bond film having a high temperature resistance (e.g., ceramic) substrate with properly sized groove receiving a heater element as in a flat faced wire band in a tight, flush to adjacent film presentation surface arrangement. A stacked ceramic plate set with wire band within a groove defined by an intermediate stack insert is a suitable substrate. The band is retained flush by a positioner securely locking down one end while the other end is provided at a housing body access location. The sealer is suited for use as a product-in-bag sealing device (products such as air, foam, foodstuff, etc.) with the heater element in contact with film to form a seal. A drag seal arrangement, where film layers are drawn past a fixed or adjustably mounted heater element is an example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Pregis Intellipack Corporation
    Inventors: George Bertram, Douglas Walker
  • Patent number: 8035060
    Abstract: The invention provides for an inkjet printhead having a plurality of micro-electromechanical vapor bubble generators. Each bubble generator includes a nozzle in fluid communication with an ink chamber, and a heater positioned in thermal contact with ink in the chamber. Each generator also includes drive circuitry configured to provide a modulated pulse to the heater to generate a vapor bubble in the ink in said chamber, the pulse comprising a pre-heat series of a predetermined number of pulses separated by a predetermined period, followed by a trigger pulse of a period twice that of said predetermined period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Angus John North, Samuel James Myers, Kia Silverbrook
  • Patent number: 7939783
    Abstract: A hand-held electric sealer with a detachable sealing module includes a casing, a sealing module, and a press bar. The casing includes, among others, a front contact holder which is provided with an engagement hole. The sealing module includes, among others, a lower cover from underside of which extended an engagement piece. The engagement piece of the sealing module can be engaged with the engagement hole of the casing, such that the sealing module can be conveniently attached to, or detached from, the casing, and that replacement of a damaged sealing module can be readily achieved. In addition, for the sealing module dual heating wires may also be employed so as to obtain a desirable sealing effect to plastic bags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Inventor: Richard Chang
  • Publication number: 20110095012
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a handheld clamp device for applying heat to a golf ball. The clamp may have two lever arms each attached at one end to a pivot. A golf ball receiving unit may be attached to each lever arm at the opposite end as the pivot. Each golf ball receiving unit may include a heating element. The internal heating surface of each golf ball receiving unit may contain a pattern, which can be a dimple pattern. When in use, the handheld device may heat the surface of a golf ball such that the pattern on the internal heating surfaces forms a dimple pattern into the surface of the golf ball. The handheld clamp device may be included as part of a kit, along with multiple sets of golf ball receiving units, and sometimes at least one golf ball.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Applicant: Nike, Inc.
    Inventor: Chia-Chyi Cheng
  • Publication number: 20110031666
    Abstract: Apparatus and method are provided for metallurgical heat treatment of coil springs, or similarly shaped workpieces and articles of manufacture, by electric resistance heating along the entire length of the workpiece so that the ends of the workpiece can be heat treated to the same degree and quality as the section of the workpiece between its two ends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventor: Jerry G. Warner
  • Patent number: 7847217
    Abstract: An exemplary hot-melting method includes the following steps. A hot-melting machine (20) is provided. The hot-melting machine includes a rotatable worktable (23), a heater (25), at least one cooler (26), and a plurality of carriers located on the worktable and being uniformly spaced apart. A first workpiece loaded on a first one of the carriers is cooled using the at least one cooler. Simultaneously, a second workpiece loaded on a second one of the carriers is heated using the heater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignees: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., Foxsemicon Integrated Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Shun-Ho Chen, Li-Pei Huang, Tzyy-Chyi Tsai, Yun-Hsiang Chuang, Chin-Hsien Tsai
  • Patent number: 7838798
    Abstract: A collar iron buck on which the collar of a shift is mounted while being extended in a lateral direction and a press iron for press finishing the collar while pressing against the upper surface of the collar iron buck includes surface corresponding to the central part of the collar in its longitudinal direction that is notched in inverse triangular-shape as seen from a front elevational view. The right and left portions of the supper surface are communicated with the upper surface corresponding to the central part of the collar and corresponding to both ends of the collar in its longitudinal direction are formed into two horizontal plates. First resilient members support the right and left horizontal plates with a resilient pressure selected to be larger than the resilient pressure of second resilient members supporting the inverse triangular-shaped upper surface of the collar iron buck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Sankousha Engineering Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Mitsuyuki Uchikoshi
  • Patent number: 7759611
    Abstract: The present invention is a portable heat sealing apparatus with a safety circuit design. The portable heat sealing apparatus comprises a body, a heating module, an upper case and a power module. The heating module and the upper case ensure a smooth, continuous bond between facing surfaces of a plastic bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Inventors: James Cheney, Maobang Tsai
  • Patent number: 7745761
    Abstract: An exemplary hot-melting machine (20) includes a worktable (23), a number of carriers (24), a heater (25), at least one cooler (26), and a controller (28). The carriers are located on the worktable and are uniformly spaced apart. Each carrier is configured for holding a workpiece. The heater is configured for heating the workpiece. The cooler is configured for cooling the workpiece. The controller is configured for driving the worktable to rotate, the heater to move down toward and up away from a corresponding one of the carriers, and the at least one cooler to move down toward and up away from another corresponding one of the carriers. At each of successive stages in operation of the hot-melting machine, one of the carriers is aligned with the heater, another one the carriers is aligned with the at least one cooler, and a further one of the carriers is positioned such that a workpiece can be unloaded from the further one of the carriers and another workpiece can be loaded on the further one of the carriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., Foxsemicon Integrated Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Shun-Ho Chen, Li-Pei Huang, Tzyy-Chyi Tsai, Yun-Hsiang Chuang, Chuan-Xiong Tu, Chin-Hsien Tsai
  • Publication number: 20100139507
    Abstract: The invention provides, with a simple technique, a jig for reliably stemming one or a plurality of flow paths and/or a portion of reaction fields continuously provided in a reaction chip, and for making the flow paths and/or reaction fields independent, and a reaction ship processing apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicant: Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Ozawa, Hiroyuki Kuroki
  • Patent number: 7727494
    Abstract: A child care storage having a steam sterilizing apparatus, wherein the steam sterilizing apparatus includes an outer tub defined by walls of a steam sterilizing compartment; a hollow upstanding coupling member installed on the center bottom of the outer tub and having an interlocking hole formed at its top; an inner tub inserted inside the outer tub for accommodating infant accessories therein, the inner tub having a reception hole formed at its bottom center and a latch part formed along the circumference of its bottom center; an evaporation vessel having a flange along its circumference, the flange being coupled to the latch part of the inner tub; a flat-type heater installed under a rear bottom surface of the evaporation vessel; and a supporting plate for placing the flat-type heater thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Daewoo Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Young Jae Kim
  • Patent number: 7700897
    Abstract: A hand-held electric sealer having a detachable sealing module, comprises a casing having a module chamber located at the front end of the casing and a battery chamber beside the module chamber, a sealing module unitarily attached to or detached from the module chamber, and a press bar pivotally fixed at the rear end of the casing. Also disclosed is a detachable sealing module for use with the hand-held electric sealer, comprising a module cover plate and a module seat plate which form an accommodating space for receiving a heating mechanism, where the top portion of the heating mechanism protrudes from the module cover plate upon being biased by a spring secured in the module seat plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Welcome Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ammy Chou, Richard Chang
  • Patent number: 7601930
    Abstract: Compression-resistant heating frame, comprising an upper plate and a lower plate which are secured to each other, and a heating layer interposed between the two plates. Force-absorption studs are disposed between the two plates in order to protect the heating layer against deformation by compression of the plates against each other. The studs are distributed to permit regular heating of each plate. The force-absorption studs are distributed at the nodes of a rectangular, hexagonal or centered square network. The force-absorption studs preferably include a flange to distribute the compression force on a metal base sheet which is interposed between the upper plate and the heating means. Thermal insulation material is interposed between the heating layer and the upper plate. The heating layer may comprise a film through which an electric circuit passes in order to produce heating by joule effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Bobst S.A.
    Inventors: Christophe De Gaillande, Michel Piguet
  • Patent number: 7592572
    Abstract: A cartridge heater, especially a compressed cartridge heater (1) has at least one heating coil (8, 9), which is arranged exposed in a metallic tubular body (2) and is embedded in a granulated insulating material. The ends of heating coil portions (8, 9) are provided with terminals (7) projecting from the tubular body (2). To make it possible to manufacture such a cartridge heater with minimal effort in terms of labor and material, a flat insulating plate (10) coordinated in its width with the internal diameter of the tubular body (2) is provided as the carrier. The heating coils (8, 9) extend along the two flat sides of the insulating plate (10) and the two heating coils (8, 9) are connected to one another by a coil section (12, 12?), which is led around a deflecting edge (27) of the insulating plate (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: Türk + Hillinger GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Schlipf
  • Publication number: 20090193758
    Abstract: In a packaging machine, typically a cellophaner for overwrapping packets of cigarettes, each of the packets is enveloped by a wrapping unit in a heat shrinkable wrapper presenting at least two opposite faces disposed parallel one with another. The machine also comprises a unit by which heat is applied to the wrappers, equipped with a pair of belt conveyors that present two branches, facing one another and set in motion in such a way as to transport the packets by gripping the two opposite faces of each wrapper, and at least one heating head associated with each transport branch; the heating heads are faced with a leaf of lamellar graphite bonded to the head on one side and offered in direct contact on the other to the respective branch of the corresponding belt conveyor, so as to minimize friction between the belt and the head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2009
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Inventors: Mario Spatafora, Salvatore Carboni
  • Patent number: 7554064
    Abstract: An electrical resistance heater element has a metal tube containing an electrical resistance coil that is electrically insulated from the metal tube by magnesium oxide powder, the coil being bonded to a conductor pin that protrudes from an open end of the tube. The powder is sealed against moisture by placing at least the open end of the tube within a chamber and immersing the open end within liquid silicone. A gas is pumped into the chamber to pressurize the silicone sufficiently to cause some of it to encroach into the powder through the open end of the tube. The heater element is installed within a heat exchanger with the silicone remaining uncured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: Gaumer Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Jackie G. Fannin, Jack L. McClanahan
  • Patent number: 7538298
    Abstract: A gas removing apparatus for heat pipe can be used in a plurality of heat pipes arranged in a row or used for single semi-finished heat pipe. The gas removing apparatus includes a heating unit and a sealing unit. The heating unit is used for heating the heat pipe. The sealing unit is placed atop the heating unit and outside an opening of the heat pipe. The sealing unit includes a sealing die and a sealing mechanism for opening and closing the sealing die. The heating unit includes two heating plates arranged in parallel and separated with each other by a predetermined distance such that an accommodating space is defined between the separated heating plates. The heat pipes are placed between the two heating plates and the two heating plates heat the heat pipes through radiation and convection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Inventor: Jia-Hao Li
  • Publication number: 20090054873
    Abstract: A laser strikes and aseptically heats or sterilizes the end of two flexible tube ends for connection. Tube holders are pushed toward each other to bring the tube ends into contact. A weld detector checks the characteristics of the weld. A laser optics assembly may be used to chance the direction of the lacer and focus the laser at the tube ends. In addition, a crimping device is used to compress a single flexible tube for disconnection. The laser strikes the compressed area. The crimping device continues to pinch the area and forms a seal in the tube. The tube is separated into two tube segments, each segment has a sealed end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Applicants: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE S.A.
    Inventors: Frank J. Landherr, John A. Biewer, Shahid Din, David Do, Rick Gilbert, James J. Alberti, David W. Pennington, Joe Romack
  • Patent number: 7491911
    Abstract: A MEMS vapour bubble generator that uses a heater in thermal contact with a liquid to generate a bubble. The heater is energized by an electrical pulse that is shaped to have a relatively low power, sub-nucleating portion and a high power portion that nucleates the bubble. The thermal energy transferred to the liquid by the sub-nucleating portion speeds up the nucleation of the bubble across the surface of the heater during the nucleating portion. This produces larger, more stable bubble having a regular shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Angus John North, Samuel James Myers, Kia Silverbrook