Die, Blade, Or Sharp-edged Tool Patents (Class 427/356)
  • Patent number: 10337106
    Abstract: A process for continuous manufacturing of steel strips for packaging coated with a passivation layer is provided. The layer is an aqueous passivation solution, the thickness of which is less than 3 ?m and the viscosity of which is less than 1.5·10?3 Pa·s at 20° C., and is deposited on one of the faces of the strip. This depositing is carried out by a transfer roller in contact with the strip and with a second coating roller, the surface of which has a plurality of hexagonally shaped cells, the line count of which is between 50 and 200 lines per centimeter, and the total volume of which is between 5·10?6 and 10·10?6 m3 per square meter of roller surface. The coating roller is fed with aqueous passivation solution by dipping in a tank equipped with wiping means and the strip runs at a speed greater than or equal to 400 m/m. An apparatus for implementation of the process is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: ArcelorMittal
    Inventors: Mathias Stouff, David Glijer, Guillaume Lequippe, Thibault Leclerc, Marc Friedrich, Thierry Marquais
  • Patent number: 9885133
    Abstract: A permeation system for permeating a wetting agent into fabric includes a fabric supply part; a permeation part provided with a permeation device and a height adjustment device; a drying part; and a collecting part for winding the fabric, which has passed through the drying part, around a collecting roll, thereby obtaining functional fabric of uniform quality and increasing productivity of the fabric into which the wetting agent is permeated. A method for manufacturing fabric includes adjusting the height of the permeation paddle contacting the fabric; supplying the fabric; supplying a wetting agent to be permeated into the fabric; rotating the permeation roller and the permeation paddle to permeate the wetting agent into the fabric; drying the fabric into which the wetting agent is permeated; and collecting the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: JIOS Aerogel Limited
    Inventors: Young Chul Joung, Myung Je Roh, Jong Chul Park, Min Woo Kim, Mun Hyeong Lee, In Chang Cha, Hyoung Gook Kim
  • Patent number: 9862179
    Abstract: A web transport system for transporting a web of media along a web-transport path including a fluid bar for guiding the web of media, and a scavenger blade positioned downstream of the fluid bar. A liquid is pumped through holes in an exterior bearing surface of the fluid bar, thereby pushing the web of media away from the fluid bar. The scavenger bar includes a blade edge facing the first surface of the web of media, the blade edge being spaced apart from the first surface of the web of media by a gap distance. The scavenger blade removes at least some liquid from the first surface of the web of media as it passes by the scavenger blade, thereby reducing the amount of liquid that is carried along to portions of the web-transport path that are downstream of the scavenger blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Kelvin P. Hill, Robert R. Bettin, James Douglas Shifley, Timothy John Young, Gary P. Wainwright
  • Patent number: 9751486
    Abstract: A hollow weave fabric for an air bag in which the periphery of a double-layer hollow weave portion is formed with a seam zone, wherein the warp yarn and the weft yarn forming the base fabric are each a poly(hexamethylene adipamide) fiber having a total size of 150 to 500 dtex, the double-layer hollow weave portion has a fabric weight of 120 to 350 g/m2 on one side, and the fabric shows a logarithmic decrement of 0.01 to 0.10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: ASAHI KASEI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Toshihiro Nagaoka
  • Patent number: 9682395
    Abstract: The present application relates to a slot die coating apparatus and, more particularly, to a slot die coating apparatus which can ensure the coating stability of a substrate film by reducing pressure oscillations within a vacuum chamber when slot die coating is carried out. The slot die coating apparatus according to the present application can effectively dampen pressure oscillations within a vacuum chamber by connecting a pressure oscillation reducing tank to the vacuum chamber and thus can ensure the coating stability of a substrate film, resulting in a reduction in the proportion of defective products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Won Chan Park, Jung Hyun Yeo, Ye Hoon Im
  • Patent number: 9333533
    Abstract: It has now been determined that a first coating layer may be applied to a substrate by a first coating die in a much thinner layer than its rheological properties and/or surface properties would normally allow. This is accomplished by using a second coating fluid dispensed from a second coating die acting as a “dynamic liquid squeegee” to transport, spread, even, or meter the first coating layer on the substrate by varying a gap between the second coating die and the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: William R. Dudley, William Blake Kolb
  • Patent number: 9028908
    Abstract: A system of rollers can transfer fluid from a reservoir to an electrically conductive wire feeding past the reservoir. The system can include a first cylinder that contacts the reservoir and rotates to pick up fluid from the reservoir. A second cylinder can contact the first cylinder and rotate. Fluid can transfer between the first cylinder and the second cylinder. The second cylinder can contact the feeding wire such that the second cylinder applies the fluid to the wire as the wire feeds past the second cylinder. Accordingly, two rotating cylinders can cooperatively transfer fluid from the reservoir to the moving wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Essex Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Marvin B. DeTar, Greg S. Caudill, Matthew Leach, John M. Swihart, Baber Inayat
  • Publication number: 20150104623
    Abstract: The present application provides a patterning method of a graphene, including a step of forming a graphene layer on a polymer substrate and a step of forming a nanopattern on the graphene layer by hot embossing imprinting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Byung Hee Hong, Jung Hee Han
  • Patent number: 8993045
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for manufacturing boards that comprises depositing a liquid resin (22) on and/or under a plurality of electronic units for forming a plate defining a plurality of boards or board bodies. In order to do so, and in order to reduce as much as possible the residual air bubbles in the manufactured plate, the method comprises depositing the resin in the form of resin beads (26) initially having between them grooves (28) defining air discharge channels. The resin in uniformly spread using a pressing roller for one end of the plate to a second opposite end of the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: NagraID S.A.
    Inventor: François Droz
  • Publication number: 20150070838
    Abstract: Bumpers for electronic devices are provided. The bumpers may be formed from a polymer coupled to a housing via a primer. The primer may include a first functional group configured to form a chemical bond with the housing a second functional group configured to form a bond with the polymer. Accordingly, externally-mounted bumpers that do not impinge upon internal space within a housing may be provided. However, the bumpers may be employed for various other purposes. Related portable electronic devices, assemblies, and methods are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew P. Casebolt, Derrick Tek-Kien Jue
  • Publication number: 20150024131
    Abstract: A compound delivery applicator comprising a substantially conical portion comprising a first end configured to couple to a compound receptacle and an applicator blade comprising a first portion extending outwardly along a longitudinal axis of and from a second end of the substantially conical portion, the first portion comprising a first side edge and a second side edge each forming an acute angle relative to the longitudinal axis of the substantially conical portion and a scraper comprising a recessed channel along an edge of the scraper. The device further comprises a substantially cylindrical hollow compound delivery channel extending along the longitudinal axis of and internally through at least a portion of the substantially conical portion, the substantially cylindrical hollow compound delivery channel further extending through the scraper of the applicator blade and configured to pass a compound therethrough and a flow control button located within the recessed channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Lisa Marie Evans
  • Publication number: 20150017333
    Abstract: A resin spread device includes a substrate, a first member, a resin and a second member. The first member is disposed on the substrate, the first member includes a first region, a second region and a third region, the first region and the third region surround the second region, a plurality of rectangular openings is disposed on the second region and the first member surrounds the openings. The resin is disposed in the openings. The second member is disposed on the first region, and is transported from the first region through the second region to the third region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Young-Sik KIM
  • Publication number: 20150017330
    Abstract: An application jig includes a first principal surface, a second principal surface, and an opening section. The second principal surface is provided on an opposite side of the first principal surface. The opening section penetrates from the first principal surface to the second principal surface and includes a first opening section and a second opening section. The first opening section is provided on the first principal surface side. The second opening section is provided on the second principal surface side and has a substantially constant diameter from the second principal surface toward a boundary line between the first opening section and the second opening section. The first opening section has a diameter gradually decreasing from the first principal surface toward the boundary line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: IBIDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohiro TAKANO, Kazuya BANDO
  • Patent number: 8883263
    Abstract: A coated film manufacturing method and a coating machine are provided which can prevent deformation of a die coater due to evaporation of a coating liquid and prevent surface deficiency occurring when starting the coating. A coating machine is prepared which includes a die coater having a manifold, a slot communicating with the manifold, and a lip face formed at an end of the slot, a heat-insulating plate being disposed in a region below the lip face of the die coater and having a tapered top end portion, and a depressurizing chamber being disposed upstream in a web conveying direction from the die coater. The coating machine is made to stand by at a position for forming a clearance greater than a predetermined clearance between the coating machine and the web at the time of coating while flowing the coating liquid from the die coater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Yasuda, Kimio Yukawa, Ryousuke Shimizu, Noriaki Horikawa
  • Publication number: 20140317869
    Abstract: A tool for spreading mortar in laying bricks or blocks and a method for using such a tool are disclosed. The tool comprises a body that has a long axis, wherein transverse to the long axis, the body has a cross-section that defines a chamber under a flat upper wall and between side walls, the chamber having a height that decreases from a leading edge to a trailing edge of the upper wall. In the method, the tool is placed such that the chamber substantially spans the layer of mortar, and moving the tool along the layer of mortar with the leading foremost while applying a force to the tool in a direction substantially normal to the upper wall, whereby the mortar layer is formed into a mortar bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Peter Anthony Jones, Carl Anthony Jones
  • Patent number: 8865261
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to extrusion coating systems, extrusion coated substrates, and processes for making the same. In some aspects, extrusion coating systems as described herein may include an at least partially insulated outlet wall, which may facilitate production of coated substrates exhibiting a very desirable surface texture and appearance. Coated substrates of the present invention may be utilized in a variety of end applications, including, but not limited to, interior and exterior construction materials for homes, buildings, and furniture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Tony Wayne Helton, Steven Lee Stafford, Aaron Grills, Subramanian Easwaran Iyer
  • Publication number: 20140248436
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of disclosure relate to packaging for separately storing, and subsequently mixing, multiple components. The packaging includes a container formed from a first wall and an opposing second wall, wherein a closure splits this container in a leak-proof manner, into a first chamber and a second chamber within said container. The closure is formed from a closure piece arranged on the first wall and a closure counterpiece arranged on the opposing second wall, one part of a spatula forming this closure piece or closure counterpiece. Such a spatula can separate the two chambers from one another as part of the closure system, is always available, and cannot be lost. Furthermore, as a result of its shape, it can be used to mix and administer the contents of the chambers, and to process/apply the mixed multi-component composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Charles AWBERY-MASKELL, Daniel VOGT
  • Patent number: 8808795
    Abstract: A method of producing a laminate film includes coating a support with coating solutions with at least two monolayer extrusion dies to provide layers. A difference in solubility parameter between the coating solution and a solute in the adjoining layer ?0.1 for respective coating solutions. Viscosity of the downstream side die coating solution is lower than that of an upstream side die. Each coating solution has a Capillary number Ca<1.7. A difference in surface tension |?2??1| between the adjoining layers satisfies |?2??1|>0.5 [mN/m], where ?1, ?2 are surface tensions of coating solution from upstream and downstream side dies, respectively. A ratio of a coating thickness h1 [?m] of the coating solution for an upper layer and a distance L [?m] of the upper layer from the support surface satisfies h1/L<0.14. Distance between discharge nozzles is ?1 mm and ?700 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Ryochi Higashi, Kazuhiro Oki
  • Patent number: 8795780
    Abstract: Provided are a textile fabric sheet having stain and liquid resistance including a fabric sheet, a polyurethane coating layer formed on the fabric sheet and a silicon coating layer formed on the polyurethane coating layer and a method of preparing the same. Thus, a texture characteristic of the fabric substrate itself can be exhibited, and due to the polyurethane coating layer and the silicon coating layer stacked in two steps, excellent water resistance, stain resistance and air permeability can be exhibited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Inventor: Soon Kie Jung
  • Patent number: 8791389
    Abstract: An electric arc welding wire having an outer cylindrical surface and an electrically conductive layer on the surface wherein the layer comprises an alloy of copper with the copper content being about 60% to about 90% by weight of said alloy. Furthermore, the layer can be made thin with a thickness of less than about 0.50 microns while using essentially pure copper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. James, Teresa A. Melfi
  • Patent number: 8771803
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for applying a colored or colorless micropattern to a support, in which a) a die form (40) is prepared whose surface exhibits an arrangement of elevations (42) and depressions (44) in the form of the desired micropattern, b) the depressions (44) in the die form are filled with a curable colored or colorless lacquer (26), c) the support (20, 30) is pretreated for a good anchoring of the colored or colorless lacquer (26), d) the surface of the die form (40) is brought into contact with the support (20, 30), e) the lacquer (26) that is in contact with the support (20, 30) in the depressions in the die form (40) is cured and, in the process, joined with the support (20, 30), and f) the surface of the die form (40) is removed from the support (20, 30) again such that the cured lacquer (26) that is joined with the support (20, 30) is pulled out of the depressions (44) in the die form (40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
    Inventor: Marius Dichtl
  • Patent number: 8765210
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to systems and methods for making gelatin shunts. In certain embodiments, the invention provides methods that may involve moving a wire through a bath including a bottom layer of liquid gelatin and a top layer of water, thereby coating the wire with gelatin, moving the gelatin coated wire through an aperture, and drying the gelatin on the wire in a humidity controlled space, thereby manufacturing a gelatin shunt. In other embodiments, the invention provides systems that may include a motor, a wire operable coupled to the motor for movement of the wire, a temperature controllable bath, an aperture plate situated in a top portion of the bath, and an ultrasonic fogger, in which the system is configured such that the wire moves through the bath, through the aperture plate, and into the ultrasonic fogger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: AqueSys, Inc.
    Inventors: Laszlo O. Romoda, Brian Hamstrom, Partha Chandrakant, Christopher Horvath
  • Patent number: 8734893
    Abstract: A process comprising a duplex type impregnating apparatus providing the steps of: (i) providing an elongated porous web, said elongated porous web comprising two outermost surfaces; (ii) transporting said elongated porous web downwards between two impregnating heads comprising two slots each with substantially vertical upper and lower slot faces substantially parallel to said elongated porous web providing simultaneously to both surfaces of said elongated porous web metered substantially identical quantities of a dope, comprising at least one membrane polymer and at least one solvent therefor; (iii) thereby impregnating said elongated porous web completely with said dope and providing substantially equally thick dope layers on each surface of said outermost surfaces of said elongated porous web with a thickness independent of the gap between one of said lower slot faces and the surface of said elongated porous web nearest thereto; (iv) subjecting said dope associated with said elongated porous web to symmetri
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignees: Agfa-Gevaert N.V., Vito N.V.
    Inventors: Willem Mues, Bart Cobben, Wim Doyen
  • Publication number: 20140113785
    Abstract: A printing sleeve is provided which includes a reinforcing layer formed from a polymeric cord reinforcing material which softens and flows at a temperature less than that used in the final curing step of forming the sleeve or a polymeric reinforcing material having a thickness of between about 0.003 inches and 0.010 inches. The reinforcing layer provides a smooth surface to support an outer print surface layer and provides improved print performance while enabling a reduction in the overall thickness of the reinforcing layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: DAY INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Queen, Richard Czerner, Creg Bradley, David Blender
  • Patent number: 8703246
    Abstract: A coating method forming a coating film having a predetermined film thickness on a band-like support body. The method includes conveying the band-like support body; forming the coating liquid on the band-like support body using a coating device fixed on an vibration isolation device; and detecting vibration components on a surface of a floor on which the coating device is disposed and controlling vibration of the active vibration isolation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Ichiro Shibata
  • Patent number: 8679576
    Abstract: A plating apparatus and method to perform plating in non-through-hole openings or through-hole openings of a printed wiring board having at least either non-through holes or through-holes to form via-hole conductors or through-hole conductors. The plating method contacts a printed wiring board having the non-through holes or through-holes with a plating solution including plating ingredients, and plates metal on a surface of the printed wiring board while making contact with at least a portion of a pliable contact body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Ibiden Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toru Nakai, Satoru Kawai
  • Publication number: 20140045297
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a nanoball solution coating method and applications thereof. The method comprises steps: using a scraper to coat a nanoball solution on a substrate to attach a plurality of nanoballs on the substrate; flushing or flowing through the substrate with a heated volatile solution to suspend the nanoballs unattached to the substrate in the volatile solution; and using the scraper to scrape off the volatile solution carrying the suspended nanoballs, whereby is simplified the process to coat nanoballs. The method can be used to fabricate nanoporous films, organic vertical transistors, and large-area elements and favors mass production.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: NATIONAL CHIAO TUNG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hsin-Fei MENG, Hsiao-Wen ZAN, Yen-Chu CHAO, Kai-Ruei WANG, Yung-Hsuan HSU
  • Patent number: 8627782
    Abstract: A method for coating with a coating liquid according to the present invention is a method for coating an object-to-be-coated with a coating liquid containing dispersed particles, using a die, wherein the flowage of the coating liquid within a manifold 5 provided within the die is such that the deviation of the average flow rate of the coating liquid in the direction of the width becomes equal to or less than 60% of an average flow rate over the entire area of the manifold 5, in at least 80% of the area from a liquid supplying portion 8 in the manifold to an end portion P of the manifold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Fujihara, Junya Tabuchi, Makoto Komatsubara
  • Patent number: 8627781
    Abstract: Disclosed is a coating die which can recover a coating solution to be wasted in a good manner, while suppressing adhesion of foreign matter onto an object to be coated. A coating apparatus comprising the coating die is also disclosed. Specifically disclosed is a coating die (30) for coating a web (2) with a paste (3), which comprises a main body (31) having a discharge opening (31e) for discharging the paste (3) upwardly, a recovery pan (32c) for recovering the paste (3) flowing out from the discharge opening (31e), and flow passage (grooves (32a, 32a) and shoots (32b, 32b)) which are integrally formed with the main body (31) for the purpose of guiding the paste (3) from the discharge opening (31e) to the recovery pan (32c).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Seiji Ishizu, Shigemitsu Nomoto
  • Publication number: 20140004381
    Abstract: An article and method of manufacture of a composite material. The method includes providing a starting scaffold with interfacial porosity, performing an infiltration step to fill the porosity and form a bond to the scaffold with an interface layer and forming an overlayer integrally coupled to the interface layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. ELAM, Angel Yanguas-Gil
  • Patent number: 8617659
    Abstract: Methods are provided for applying a layer to a honeycomb body. The methods include the steps of applying a cement mixture to a cylindrical surface of the honeycomb body and rotating the honeycomb body and a blade relative to one another about a longitudinal axis of the honeycomb body. The methods further include the steps of holding the blade at a first interior angle during a relative rotation of the honeycomb body and the blade about the longitudinal axis. The methods then include the step of moving the blade from the first interior angle to a second interior angle greater than the first interior angle. The methods still further include the step of rotating of the honeycomb body and the blade relative to one another about the longitudinal axis after the blade begins to move from the first interior angle toward the second interior angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Jeffrey John Domey, John Edmond Graham
  • Patent number: 8617660
    Abstract: A wiping element made of a rubber-elastic or ductile-elastic material for the protection of components mobile against one another, wherein at least one wiping lip (2) is provided on a wiping ring (1). The wiping element has a protective lip (4), which is or can be fixed in a detachable fashion to the wiping ring (1). In a wiper arrangement (10), the wiping ring (1) is arranged position-stable on a first component and lies with the wiping lip (2) and the protective lip (4) adjacent to a second component. With the use of such a wiper arrangement (10) for the painting of components mobile against one another, at least one component is painted in the fixed state of the protective lip (4) and the protective lip (4) is then detached from the wiping ring (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Germany GmbH
    Inventor: Sebastian Reiner
  • Patent number: 8613972
    Abstract: A counter roll (26) is positioned to engage a paper or board web (24) in a paper or board making machine along a contact line. A pressure-sensitive EMFi film (28) is disposed on the counter roll to measure the pressure profile of the web along the contact line. A coating apparatus (22) applies a coating to the web passing over the counter roll (26), and a pressure profile of the applied coating is measured by the pressure-sensitive film (28) on the counter roll (26). The pressure-sensitive film (28) may also be disposed to detect details of coating application in a curtain coater (30). Moreover, the film may be driven to provide adjustable vibration for cleaning the coater, or conditioning or controlling the coating flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Metso Paper, Inc.
    Inventors: Petteri Lannes, Tatu Markus Kristian Pitkänen
  • Publication number: 20130335942
    Abstract: An alignment film capable of reducing occurrence of alignment disorder in a simple manner, a method of manufacturing the alignment film, a retardation film, a method of manufacturing the retardation film, and a display are provided. An alignment film is configured of an anchor layer and an alignment layer stacked in this order on a base. The alignment layer includes a groove region having a plurality of fine grooves on a surface thereof, and a groove region having a plurality of fine grooves on a surface thereof. The anchor layer provided between the base and the alignment layer is provided with an antistatic function in addition to a function of bringing the alignment layer into close contact with the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Akito Kuriyama, Eiki Ohyanagi, Junichi Inoue, Kei Obata
  • Publication number: 20130330513
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a non-woven fabric made of inorganic fibers, which has a coating of at least two layers on one of both surfaces, wherein (i) the non-woven fabric made of inorganic fibers has a thickness of at least 0.2 mm, (ii) the first layer of the coating comprises particles, whose particle size is between 50 and 100 ?m, (iii) the second layer of the coating, which is applied onto the first layer, comprises particles, wherein more than 90% of the particles have a particle size of less than 20 ?m. The non-woven fabric made of inorganic fibers according to the invention, in particular glass non-woven fabrics, are in particular suitable for producing decorative coatings for floor coverings, ceiling coverings and wall coverings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventor: JOHNS MANVILLE
  • Publication number: 20130309406
    Abstract: A coat removing method of removing a coat of a coated optical fiber 3 made of a glass fiber 3a and the coat of polyimide resin 3b covering the glass fiber 3a includes holding the coated optical fiber 3 with fiber clamps 5 and 7 at two locations spaced by a predetermined distance in a length direction of the coated optical fiber 3, applying tension to the coated optical fiber 3 in the length direction, pressing a coat removal blade 29 to the coated optical fiber 3 in the tension-applied state in a direction crossing the length direction, to bend the coated optical fiber 3, and moving the coat removal blade 29 in the length direction along the coated optical fiber 3 in the bent state, thereby removing the coat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventors: Kouichi YOKOTA, Manabu TABATA, Yoshiharu KANDA
  • Publication number: 20130295284
    Abstract: A substrate holder and method for using it to move a substrate. The holder comprises a frame having an inner periphery defining a first opening for receiving the substrate, and a shoulder projecting laterally inward from the inner periphery of the frame for supporting the substrate in the first frame opening. The shoulder has an inner periphery defining a second opening smaller than the first opening for receiving a substrate support. The holder and a substrate therein is moved to a position above the substrate support and then lowered to a position in which the shoulder of the holder is positioned below a top surface of the substrate support and the substrate is deposited on the top surface of the substrate support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Stephen Lambert, Dennis Mullins, Cuong Manh Ta
  • Patent number: 8568830
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method for manufacturing pipes coated with a peelable protection layer, wherein the core pipe (1) is produced by extruding and calibrating, after which the surface of core pipe (1) is heated before a protecting coating layer (7a) is applied onto the core pipe (1) on passing through a coating die (7), followed by cooling the applied coating layer (7a) before the readily coated pipe (9) is drawn out of the process. The method is characterized in that the degree of adhesion between core pipe (1) and coating layer (7a) is controlled by rapid and effective heating of the surface of the core pipe (1) to a predetermined temperature and by controlling welding time and stretching of the coating layer being applied onto the core pipe (1) by maintaining a controlled vacuum level inside the coating die (7) forcing the coating layer to hit the surface of the core pipe at an angle as steep as possibly, preferably between 45 and 90 degrees, most preferably between 60 and 80 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Oy KWH Pipe Ab
    Inventors: Mikael Finne, Jonas Holmlund, Charlotta Risku, Stefan Slotte
  • Publication number: 20130273253
    Abstract: A coating apparatus includes a backup roller configured to support a web; a slot die disposed opposite to the backup roller, the slot die including a plurality of slots and being configured to eject a plurality of coating liquids from tips of the plurality of slots respectively so as to form beads of the coating liquids in a clearance between the web and a lip surface, which is a tip surface of the slot die, thereby coating the plurality of the coating liquids into multilayers simultaneously on the web being transported; and a depressurizing apparatus. Among the lip surfaces which sandwich the plurality of slots therebetween, a lip surface end portion on a downstream side in a transportation direction of the web of the lip surface with which an interface of the plurality of the coating liquids comes into contact has a curved shape with a convex cross-sectional shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi KUNIYASU, Tamotsu SAIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20130260041
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an apparatus for coating a substrate, including a horizontal coating unit having an inlet and an outlet through which a substrate is moving in and out horizontally, and coating surfaces of the substrate with coating liquid by horizontal dipping method to form a protective layer; and a squeegee unit arranged outside the outlet of the horizontal coating unit and being in close contact with the protective layer of the substrate moving out of the horizontal coating unit through the outlet to uniformize coating thickness of the protective layer. According to the present invention, coating thickness of a protective layer coated on a substrate is formed uniformly, and in particular coating quality of edges of the substrate is improved. Therefore, it is possible to minimize foreign substances introduced during manufacturing process of the substrate, thereby reducing defective rate due to foreign substances and improving productivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Cheol Kang, Jong Hwi Kang, Hyun Wook An, Suk Gi Hong
  • Publication number: 20130236648
    Abstract: A device for guiding and/or forming a plastics profile includes a region of alterable cross-section formed by a wound flat element. The wound flat element overlaps in a region and is in close mutual contact in the overlapping region. The wound flat element includes a flexible and resiliently deformable coating thereon. A device is provided for altering the region of alterable cross-section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: battenfeld-cincinnati Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Heinrich Dohmann, Thomas Gesper
  • Publication number: 20130230653
    Abstract: It has now been determined that a first coating layer may be applied to a substrate by a first coating die in a much thinner layer than its rheological properties and/or surface properties would normally allow. This is accomplished by using a second coating fluid dispensed from a second coating die acting as a “dynamic liquid squeegee” to transport, spread, even, or meter the first coating layer on the substrate by varying a gap between the second coating die and the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: William R. Dudley, William Blake Kolb
  • Publication number: 20130192755
    Abstract: A multilayer assembly comprising a first inner layer (L1) made from a first composition (C1), said first composition (C1) comprising at least one polymer comprising recurring units derived from ethylene (E) and from chlorotrifluoroethylene (CTFE), and at least one Ti compound; and a second outer layer (L2) made from a second composition, said second composition (C2) being free from TiO2-containing additives, said second composition (C2) comprising at least one semi-crystalline polymer (A) comprising recurring units derived from ethylene and from at least one fluoromonomer selected from chlorotrifluoroethylene (CTFE), tetrafluoroethylene (TFE) and mixtures thereof, said semi-crystalline polymer (A) having a heat of fusion of at least 35 J/g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS ITALY S.P.A.
    Inventors: Serena Carella, Mattia Bassi, Stefano Mortara, Paolo Toniolo, Julio A. Abusleme
  • Publication number: 20130196069
    Abstract: The first aspect of the instant claimed invention is a method of formulating radiation curable Supercoatings for application to an optical fiber used in a telecommunications network. A Multi-layer Film Drawdown Method useful in the Method of formulating radiation curable Supercoatings is also described and claimed. Single mode Optical fibers coated with specific radiation curable Supercoatings are also described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventor: DSM IP Assets B.V.
  • Publication number: 20130171394
    Abstract: Disclosed is a composition comprising polyamide comprising nylon-6 and optionally nylon-6,66, nylon-66, nylon-610, nylon-612, nylon-11, nylon-12 and an ionomer comprising an ethylene carboxylic acid copolymer, wherein 30 to 90% of the total carboxylic acid functionalities are neutralized to salts with a mixture of zinc cations and cations of a second metal selected from Group 1 of the Periodic Table of the Elements wherein the salts comprise from 20 to 90% equivalents of zinc. Articles prepared from the composition have improved salt stress crack resistance when exposed to zinc chloride solutions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Richard T. Chou, Herbert Vernon Bendler
  • Patent number: 8475875
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and apparatus for manufacturing a treated web. The subject methods and apparatus involve the control of numerous variables, including, without limitation, web tension (both overall web tension as well as the web tension immediately before and after each individual blade), angle of entry of web into each blade, blade angle in relation to horizontal reference point, blade pressure against moving web, angle of exit of web from each blade, web speed, number of blades, the pressure of the leading nip rolls, the pressure of the trailing nip rolls, static control, thickness of each blade, bevel on each blade, oven cure temperature, oven cure dwell time, blade temperature and blade surfaces and edge conditions and blade finish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Nextec Applications, Inc.
    Inventors: Randy Meirowitz, Jamie Henderson, Michael Wang
  • Patent number: 8475876
    Abstract: An electrode mixture paste is applied on both sides of a strip of core material as it runs along its lengthwise direction, and the coating thickness of the paste is adjusted as the core material coated with the paste passes through a gap between a pair of scraper tools. Tips provided to the scraper tools scrape off the paste to form a paste-coated portion of a predetermined width. The electrode mixture paste scraped off with the tips is returned through recesses on the upstream side of the tips in the running direction of the core material, so as to prevent the phenomenon where the coating thickness is increased at both side edges of the paste-coated portion. Thus, a method for applying electrode mixture paste is realized that can prevent the phenomenon where the coating thickness is increased at both side edges of the paste-coated portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Kimihiro Imamura, Hiroyuki Usui, Tadakazu Seto
  • Patent number: 8460758
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a process for the preparation of a crosslinker composition, comprising the steps of providing a mixture of an aliphatic alcohol A having at least one hydroxyl group and from 1 to 10 carbon atoms, with at least one multifunctional aldehyde C having at least two aldehyde groups —CHO to form a mixture AC, heating the mixture AC to convert at least a part of the multifunctional aldehyde C to its hemiacetal or to its acetal to form a mixture (AC)?, adding to the mixture (AC)? least one cyclic urea U or the educts to produce the said cyclic urea U in situ, which cyclic urea U has at least one unsubstituted >NH group, and reacting the mixture thus obtained to form a chemical bond between the nitrogen atom of the at least one unsubstituted >NH group of the at least one cyclic urea U5 and the carbon atom of the least one aldehyde group —CHO of the multifunctional aldehyde C, and coating compositions comprising the said crosslinker composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Cytec Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Lawrence A. Flood, Barry A. Lawless
  • Publication number: 20130142955
    Abstract: A doctor blade assembly for use in combination with apparatus for forming a film on a substrate. The doctor blade assembly includes a doctor blade to be mounted on a programmable robot. The doctor blade has a bottom face and spacers at opposite ends of the body of the doctor blade extending a predetermined distance down below the bottom face of the body for contacting a substrate and spacing the bottom face from the substrate. The spacers are adjustable relative to the doctor blade for adjusting the predetermined distance according to the thickness of film to be formed on the substrate. Other aspects and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: INTERMOLECULAR, INC.
    Inventor: INTERMOLECULAR, INC.
  • Patent number: 8455052
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing hairlines in an apparatus case frame is provided. The method includes forming the case frame having primary hairlines being expressed throughout a relevant mold, coating the primary hairlines with a predetermined paint material, coating the primary hairlines to form a coated surface and scratching the coated surface to form secondary hairlines, the scratching being one of at regular and irregular lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jae-Sung Sun