Spot Bonds Connect Components Patents (Class 428/198)
  • Patent number: 8415263
    Abstract: A composite material as a sheet material is described, being relatively cheap, most useful as a raw material of a sanitary product or the like, such as underwear, dust-proof mask or dispensable paper diaper, etc., and good in processability, stretchability, gas-permeability, softness, and touch. The composite material is formed by laminating a stretchable layer and a conjugate spunbonded nonwoven fabric including conjugate fibers including a low-melting-point component and a high-melting-point component. The conjugate fibers are partially bonded to each other by thermocompression, wherein each bonded portion has fine folded structures including alternate hill and valley regions in the CD, and the distance between neighboring hills is 100-400 ?m in average. The conjugate spunbonded nonwoven fabric exhibits stretchability through the spread of the fine folded structures, and has, at 5% elongation, a CD-strength of 0.1 N/5 cm or less and an MD/CD strength ratio of 200 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignees: JNC Corporation, JNC Fibers Corporation
    Inventors: Toshikatsu Fujiwara, Taiju Terakawa
  • Patent number: 8411455
    Abstract: A mounting structure 1 in which an electronic component 5 is surface-mounted with solder 4 to a wiring substrate 2 is disclosed. The solder is Sn—Ag—Bi—In-based solder containing 0.1% by weight or more and 5% by weight or less of Bi, and more than 3% by weight and less than 9% by weight of In, with the balance being made up of Sn, Ag and unavoidable impurities. The wiring substrate has a coefficient of linear expansion of 13 ppm/K or less in all directions. Thus, it is possible to realize a mounting structure using lead-free solder and for which the occurrence of cracks in a solder joint portion due to a 1000-cycle thermal shock test from ?40 to 150° C. has been suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Kondo, Masahito Hidaka, Koji Kuyama, Yutaka Kamogi
  • Publication number: 20130059132
    Abstract: A laminate includes two substrates that are connected by means of a bonding layer, the bonding layer enabling a one-dimensional composite structure. This enables a purely inorganic compound of different materials and a significantly improved connection when using adhesives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: Leibniz-Institut fuer neue Materialien gemeinnuetzige GmbH
    Inventors: Oral Cenk Aktas, Michael Veith, Juseok Lee, Hakima Smail, Marina Martinez Miró
  • Patent number: 8383223
    Abstract: A product made of tissue for sanitary or domestic use is aimed in particular at products in rolls such as rolls of bathroom tissue (or sanitary paper) and similar rolls. A roll of fibrous cellulosic product includes a rolled strip of sheets of tissue separated by perforated or pre-cut lines, the individual plies of each sheet being bonded over a peripheral surface area of between 4% and 60% of the total surface area of each sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific France
    Inventor: Donald Barredo
  • Publication number: 20130017369
    Abstract: Crosslaminates of thermoplastic films have at least one of the films formed as a fluted structure, and two films are laminated to one another in such a manner that pockets are formed which contain gas. The pockets allow passage of gas between at least two adjacent flutes, whereby the product has an improved handle, and bags formed of the laminate have good stacking properties when filled with coarse particulates. The flute pitch is generally no more than 3 mm, while the pocket length is less than 50 mm. The bonding method involves spot bonding between the films, achieved by adhering the films together between crown portions of bosses on one film with molten material on the other film under a low pressure process, for instance achieved by provision of air pressure through adaptation of production apparatus, for instance die portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventor: Ole-Bendt Rasmussen
  • Publication number: 20130011640
    Abstract: A sunshade curtain includes a first layer, a second layer spaced apart from the first layer, a light shading layer disposed between the first and second layers, and two gluing layers respectively adhering the first and second layers to two opposite sides of the light shading layer. Each of the gluing layers includes a plurality of glue spots spaced apart from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventor: Paul Lin
  • Patent number: 8343612
    Abstract: An absorbent fiber web has a base layer of cellulose fibers and an external layer that is connected at least across areas thereof with the base layer. The external layer is a nonwoven of nano fibers. The base layer and the nonwoven are connected to one another across areas thereof without a binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: McAirlaid's Vliesstoffe GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jens Söder, Andreas Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8343621
    Abstract: An image removing method including heating a recording material having thereon an image to a temperature so that the image has a plasticity; pressure-contacting an uppermost stream peeling member with the recording material while the image maintains a plasticity; separating the uppermost stream peeling member from the recording material to transfer at least a portion of the image to the uppermost stream peeling member; and repeating the heating, pressure-contacting and separating steps at least one more time using at least one downstream peeling member, wherein the uppermost stream peeling member has a first outermost layer which does not have a plasticity when being pressure-contacted with the recording material, and at least one of the at least one downstream peeling member has a second outermost layer which has a plasticity when being pressure-contacted with the recording material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventor: Kakuji Murakami
  • Patent number: 8323788
    Abstract: The invention relates to a highly flexible sheet composite material comprising a block flexible foam and a layer of whipped foam made of polyurethane-based dispersions two-dimensionally bonded thereto, a process for preparing such a composite material, and the use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Bayer MaterialScience AG
    Inventors: Sven Meyer-Ahrens, Andrea Maier-Richter, Manfred Naujoks, Thomas Michaelis, Semka Muratovic
  • Publication number: 20120301678
    Abstract: A panel module is provided, including a first substrate, a second substrate, a first optical glue, and a second optical glue. The first and second optical glues are disposed between the first and second substrates, wherein the first optical glue protrudes from the first substrate, and the second optical glue adheres the first substrate to the second substrate. Specifically, the viscosity of the second optical glue is smaller than the first optical glue before solidification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventors: Pao-Yun TANG, Wei-Hao Sun
  • Patent number: 8318281
    Abstract: An absorbent laminated paper article is a rectangular sheet having first parallel edges in a first direction, second parallel edges in a second perpendicular direction and an article area delimited by the edges. The article includes at least two plies adhesively bonded in a bonding pattern between the plies. The bonding pattern includes bonding elements arranged along a first set of bonding lines extending from one of the first parallel edges to the other of first parallel edges in a first direction at a first angle to the first direction and along a second set of bonding lines extending from the one of first parallel edges to the other of first parallel edges in a second direction at a second angle to the first direction, the first set of bonding lines intersecting with the second set and forming an intermeshing network of bonding lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Anna Månsson, Eva-Li Saarväli, Sverker Albertsson, Susanne Gungner
  • Publication number: 20120295080
    Abstract: A structural composite laminate and method of making the same are provided. The laminate includes first and second skins or laminas, and a core positioned between the first and second laminas. The core contains thermoplastic and/or substantially inelastic polymeric particles with inter-particle interstices between the polymeric particles. Optionally, the polymeric particles are arranged discontinuously to establish gaps between adjacent particles along at least one dimension of the laminate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventor: Timothy Alan BRINNER
  • Patent number: 8315837
    Abstract: A computer-aided method of obtaining a preliminary ply model of a composite component to be used in the manufacture of industrial parts by stacking and joining a plurality of plies of composite materials, comprising the following steps: a) obtaining from stress calculations a ply stacking sequence for the component subdivided into panels; b) automatically generating a stacking table containing the ply sequence for each different zone (defined by its ply sequence); c) automatically generating a grid table; d) optimizing said stacking table; e) performing the plies drop-off distribution by means of a tool that allows carrying out said distribution automatically according to a predetermined staggering rule; f) obtaining an output table containing the data required for representing the ply model in a CAD program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Airbus Operations S.L.
    Inventors: Guillermo Martín Menayo, Antonio Bolinches Quero
  • Patent number: 8303759
    Abstract: A method for the production of a laminate material for hook and loop closures, particularly for diaper closures, comprises laminating a textile material onto a carrier film having a surface structure that is suitable for forming a connection with the hooks of a hook and loop closure. The textile material is not connected with the carrier film over its entire area, and the textile material forming the cover layer of the laminate material is brushed after lamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Mondi Gronau GmbH
    Inventor: Georg Baldauf
  • Patent number: 8287986
    Abstract: Visibility of ply-bonding created by glassining spot embossing on decorative pattern embossed tissue products is provided by obscuring the glassined spot embosses by distributing them along a meandering path through the decorative pattern, obscuring the edges of the glassined spot embosses by providing a gradual transition therefrom and combinations of the two techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Richard D. Huss, Brian J. Schuh, Michael E. Hennes, Kang Chang Yeh
  • Patent number: 8263210
    Abstract: A crosslaminate is formed from two oriented plies of thermoplastic polymer material, arranged so that their orientation directions cross one another, the plies being heat sealed together. Each ply is semi-fibrillated, that is consist of linear thin regions of biaxially oriented material and thicker linear bosses between the thinner regions. The webs are sealed primarily through bonds formed at the intersection of the bosses (thicker regions). The array of bosses has a division less than 2 mm. The laminate has improved aesthetic and strength properties. A method for forming the crosslaminate involves segmental stretching of the material to form the thinner regions, and apparatus comprising intermeshing grooved stretching rollers having sharp-edged crests is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Inventor: Ole-Bendt Rasmussen
  • Publication number: 20120219733
    Abstract: Described herein is an improved system and method for maintaining a massage device in a localized position wherein a massage device holder can comprise a containment unit comprising a front end, back end, top, left side and right side. Said containment unit front end can comprise an aperture that allows access to a chamber within such containment unit. The method also comprise a left adhesive strip having a top side, a bottom side, a left side and a right side, said left adhesive right side connected to said containment unit. Additionally, the method can comprise a first adhesive connected to the left adhesive strip bottom side. Furthermore, the method can comprise a right adhesive strip having a top side, a bottom side, a left side and a right side, said right adhesive left side connected to said containment unit and a second adhesive connected to the right adhesive strip bottom side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Inventor: Brandon Waguespack
  • Patent number: 8252392
    Abstract: The invention provides a recording medium comprising a substrate and an ink receiving layer that is provided on the substrate and contains alumina hydrate and a binder. A surface of the ink receiving layer is covered with a partial coating formed by a plurality of coatings containing a cationic polyurethane. The plurality of coatings have an average major diameter of 0.03 ?m or more and less than 1.00 ?m. The partial coating provides a coverage of 10% or more and less than 70% with respect to the surface of the ink receiving layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Isamu Oguri, Hisao Kamo, Yasuhiro Nito, Tetsuro Noguchi, Ryo Taguri, Olivia Herlambang
  • Patent number: 8227071
    Abstract: Composite webs having one or more elastic composite structures located on a substrate, methods of manufacturing the composite webs, and articles including the elastic composite structures and substrates are disclosed. The elastic composite structures may preferably include one or more elastic components attached to anchors at two or more locations, wherein the anchors are themselves attached to the substrate. The anchors may preferably be constructed of inelastic polymeric material (and/or exhibit limited to no elasticity in use) and the elastic components may preferably be constructed of elastomeric polymeric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Leigh E. Wood, Randall L. Alberg, Byron M. Jackson, Dennis L. Becker
  • Patent number: 8211529
    Abstract: To endow a velourlike carrier (7), which has a finely fibrous surface, in particular a grain leather having a buffed topside or a synthetic velour material, and has been provided with a dressing (1) which has a grain texture on its face side the dressing (1) consisting of a consolidated polymeric dispersion and being produced separately on a substrate having a textured surface corresponding to the grain texture, with the requisite properties in terms of softness and abrasion resistance, but particularly in terms of air and water vapor permeability, the dressing (1) has capillaries (11) which extend throughout its entire thickness, which everywhere is substantially the same, and is bonded to the carrier (7) via a thin bonding layer (12) formed of a consolidated polymeric dispersion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Philipp Schaefer
  • Publication number: 20120135200
    Abstract: An aircraft panel assembly comprising a first panel constructed from a first sheet material having a first thermal expansion coefficient, the first panel comprising a first face, a second panel constructed from second sheet material having a second thermal expansion coefficient different to the first thermal expansion coefficient, the second panel comprising a second face facing the first face, the first and second panels being joined at a first discrete fastening point and a second discrete fastening point, the fastening points being connected by a first notional panel join line describing the shortest distance between the fasteners along the first face, and a second notional panel join line describing the shortest distance between the fasteners along the second face, in which the first panel comprises a stress relief feature between the fastening points such that the first notional panel join line diverges from, and converges with, the second notional panel join line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Inventors: Thomas BURVILL, Raymond Bullock
  • Publication number: 20120128947
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a textile web material having improved mechanical strength, in particular having resistance to piercing and/or shooting, having a protective function against chemical and/or biological toxins, in particular weapon agents. The textile web material according to the invention comprises a multilayer construction, wherein the layer construction comprises at least one layer resistant to piercing and/or shooting, and at least one adsorption layer based on discrete adsorption particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: BLÜCHER GMBH
    Inventor: Bertram Böhringer
  • Patent number: 8178189
    Abstract: A laminate usable as a diaper closure has a pair of generally contiguous outer fleece layers having longitudinally extending and parallel outer edges and a core layer of foil of LP or LLP polyethylene extending between the outer layers substantially a full width of the outer layers between the edges. The foil has a thickness between 5 ?m and 20 ?m. Bonds are provided between the core layer and each of the outer layers. The laminate has regions activated by stretching and in which the laminate is semielastric, and unactivated regions in which the laminate is not stretchy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Nordenia Technologies GmbH
    Inventor: Marcus Schoenbeck
  • Patent number: 8163375
    Abstract: Customizable articles and a method of customization are disclosed. The method produces customizable articles having a graphic or pigment arrangement sandwiched between a film transfer layer and an exterior surface of the customizable articles. The process involves aligning a customizable article and a graphical transfer assembly on a press assembly, heating the press assembly, and applying pressure to the customizable article using the press. After removing the customizable article from the press assembly, the process comprises removal of the carrier layer and inspection of the resulting customizable article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Elizabeth Langvin, David P. Jones
  • Publication number: 20120094067
    Abstract: The present invention provides a moisture-permeable waterproof sheet for building materials capable of maintaining an excellent nail hole sealing performance to keep waterproof thereof even after being exposed to severe environmental conditions. The moisture-permeable waterproof sheet 1 for building materials of this invention includes a non-woven fabric layer 2 having a bulk density of 0.01 g/cm3 or more, a porous polyolefin film layer 3 arranged on an upper side of the non-woven fabric layer 2 and having waterproof properties and moisture-permeability, and an air-permeable adhesive resin layer 4 made of a plurality of linearly-formed resins 11 arranged approximately in parallel with each other in a plan view and joining the non-woven fabric layer 2 and the porous polyolefin film layer 3. A width of the linearly-formed resin of the air-permeable adhesive resin layer 4 is 0.5 to 3 mm, and a width of a gap between adjacent linearly-formed resins is 0.1 to 1 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Nakae, Takahiro Asako, Masaharu Shida, Yoshihiko Hata
  • Patent number: 8137790
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a nonwoven fabric including at least one nonwoven web material layer having thermoplastic polymer filaments and an initial thickness Ts, wherein the method includes embossing the nonwoven web material layer to form in the layer an embossed portion having a compressed thickness Tc that is less than Ts and an expanded portion of the layer having a thickness Te that is greater than Ts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Ahlstrom Corporation
    Inventors: Rahul Dharmadhikary, Rongguo Zhao
  • Publication number: 20120052263
    Abstract: A method for fine positioning a component through the use of fusible elements having two or more melting points so as to establish intermediate displacements between totally melted fusible elements and unmelted fusible elements. Because of the use of non-eutectic fusible materials, fine adjustments in the displacement may be achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventors: Peter A. Gruber, Philip Charles Danby Hobbs
  • Patent number: 8119223
    Abstract: A multi-ply tissue paper includes at least two plies of tissue paper, including a first ply (2) being provided with a first embossing pattern forming cushions (24), each cushion being shaped in the form of at least a part of a first motive (20); and a second ply (3) being provided with a second embossing pattern forming protrusions (32, 34), each protrusion forming at least a part of a second motive (30); and at least the first ply and the second ply are combined together such that the protrusions of the second ply are generally positioned inside the cushions of the first ply and the motives are aligned with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products GmbH
    Inventors: Emmanuelle Morin, Philippe Albouze, Sarah Marinoni
  • Publication number: 20120039550
    Abstract: Incrementally-stretched adhesively-laminated films include two or more film layers adhesively bonded together. At least one of the two or more film layers is incrementally stretched. The incrementally-stretched adhesively-laminated films can have maintained or increased strength parameters despite a reduction in gauge. The incrementally-stretched adhesively-laminated films can be formed into bags for use as trash can liners or food storage. Methods of forming incrementally-stretched adhesively-laminated films include cold stretching one or more of the first and second film layers and adhesively bonding the film layers together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Jack A. MacPherson, Scott Binger, Ken Cisek, Robert W. Fraser, Michael G. Borchardt, Robert T. Dorsey, Shaun T. Broering
  • Patent number: 8114502
    Abstract: The present application is directed to substrates comprising light shielding areas and light transmitting areas. In one embodiment, the present application is directed to a substrate comprising a film comprising a light shielding additive. The film comprises a structured surface resulting in thick light shielding areas and relatively thin light transmitting areas. In another embodiment, the present application is directed to a substrate comprising a film comprising a first major surface that is structured with a series of microstructure features and he substrate has light shielding layer is on the first major surface in the light shielding areas. In another embodiment, the light transmitting areas are series of holes through the film having at least two lateral dimensions less than 1.4 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey O. Emslander, Kenneth B. Wood, Paul L. Acito
  • Publication number: 20120015161
    Abstract: A shrinkable-stretchable polymeric laminated structure is made up of a shrink-stretch film on the outside and a nonwoven on the inside, with or without an adhesive. Preferably the film, nonwoven and adhesive are made from the same polymer family, including copolymers, which renders the laminate 100% recyclable. The film, nonwoven, and adhesive are modified to provide different responses to heat in addition to controlled water vapor permeability. The structure allows for water vapor permeability in one direction (inside-to-outside) and not in the opposite direction to allow wrapped article to dry or to keep wrapped articles dry and prevent corrosion related damage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventors: Gregory L. Todt, Seckin Ozol
  • Patent number: 8083362
    Abstract: In one aspect of the present invention, a reflector for use in a solar collector will be described. The reflector includes a thin film reflective coating that is positioned on a layer. For example, the layer may be a substrate that physically supports the reflective coating or a protective layer. There are multiple spaced apart pinning regions that are distributed through an interface between the layer and the thin film reflective coating. The pinning regions locally anchor the reflective coating to the layer. Some aspects of the present invention relate to the use of pinning regions in other types of optical or electrical components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Skyline Solar, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc A. Finot, Harold D. Ackler
  • Publication number: 20110311789
    Abstract: Flexible substrates can be temporarily attached to a rigid carrier for processing a surface thereof by depositing a joining material at one or more contact points between a flexible substrate and a rigid carrier, contacting the flexible substrate and the rigid carrier at the one or more contact points; and exposing the one or more contact points to a temperature of between 219° C. and 1000° C. and under conditions suitable for attaching the flexible substrate and the rigid carrier at the one or more contact points via the joining material. Examples of suitable joining materials include, but are not limited to soldering or brazing materials. Such supported substrates can be used for preparing flexible displays comprising at least one electronic component and/or circuit on a surface of the flexible display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: Arizona Board of Regents, A Body Corporate Acting for and on behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Douglas E. Loy, Shawn M. O'Rourke
  • Patent number: 8075982
    Abstract: A pressure-sensitive light-extracting drawing surface including a light guide operable to receive a light source, wherein light is extracted from a light guide when pressure is applied to the drawing surface by a marking instrument. A resultant light-emitting drawing can be erased or can be made permanent. An optional multi-layered film disposed on the light guide allows drawings to be created in fluorescent, luminescent, phosphorescent, or photochromic colors. A background sheet containing designs may be inserted behind the light guide. The drawing surface can be embodied as a pressure-sensitive light-extracting “paper.” The invention may be embodied as a drawing tablet, a drawing tablet add-on to a modular graphic display device, or a toy drawing tablet for tracing alphabets, numerals, and characters from comic books, cartoons, and movies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Inventor: Kevin Gerard Donahue
  • Publication number: 20110296794
    Abstract: A laminated structure comprises a first external layer and a second external layer; an internal layer disposed between the first and the second external layers; a first adhesive layer disposed between the first external layer and the internal layer, wherein the first adhesive layer is patterned to cover only a first portion of the internal layer; and a second adhesive layer disposed between the second external layer and the internal layer, wherein the second adhesive layer is patterned to cover only a second portion of the internal layer on a side opposite the first adhesive layer, and wherein the first portion is different than the second portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: Georgia-Pacific Gypsum LLC
    Inventors: Vincent B. Thomas, Douglas C. Eckman, Keshav S. Gautam
  • Publication number: 20110293903
    Abstract: The present general inventive concept includes a wave soldering apparatus, a soldering method using the wave soldering apparatus, and a method of forming a solder bump for a flip chip. The wave soldering apparatus includes a solder bath containing a molten solder. A nozzle is arranged in the solder bath so as to upwardly spout the molten solder toward a bottom surface of a substrate that passes an upper portion of the solder bath. A liquid that is separated from the molten solder is contained in a downstream area of the solder bath, and buoyancy is applied to the molten solder, which is adhered to the substrate, by the liquid. Since the amount of the molten solder adhered to the substrate is increased by the buoyancy, it is possible to form the solder bump to have a height sufficient to use it as a flip chip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ky-hyun JUNG, Eduard Kurgie, Jae-yong Park, Ho-geon Song, Jung-hyeon Kim
  • Patent number: 8067076
    Abstract: A paper backed transparency includes a transparency, a paper backing for the transparency and a first adhesive along a leading edge of the paper backed transparency. A second adhesive along a trailing edge of the paper backed transparency is disclosed to limit movement between the transparency and the paper backing during duplexing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Dara N. Lubin, Charles Bennett, Victoria Warner, Barbara Ferguson, Robert Dengler
  • Publication number: 20110288513
    Abstract: A substantially cellulose free absorbent core comprising absorbent polymer material having a saline flow conductivity greater than about 100×10?7 cm3•sec/g and a centrifuge retention capacity of greater than about 20 g/g. A disposable absorbent article is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventors: Harald Hermann Hundorf, Holger Beruda, Horst Blessing, Peter Dziezok, Axel Krause, Mattias Schmidt, Lutz Stelzig
  • Patent number: 8057885
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multilayer washable material which comprises at least one layer of a textile material, the layers being joined to one another using an adhesive composition, which is characterized in that in the interfacial region between each pair of layers bearing against one another there is an adhesive composition in the form of a pattern, and no finishing of the multilayer material, as such and/or of a smaller part obtained therefrom, is carried out. One example of a multilayer washable material of this type is a washable underpad comprising a moisture-permeable top layer material (2); a moisture-impermeable bottom layer material (3) and a moisture-absorption element (1) positioned between them, the top layer material (2), the bottom layer material (3) and the moisture-absorption element (1) being joined to one another. The adhesive composition used is preferably a moisture-curing reactive polyurethane hotmelt material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: MIP Inc.
    Inventor: Gregorius Maria Hubertus Goyarts
  • Publication number: 20110262722
    Abstract: Provided is a method of producing a laminated body, wherein, while winding off a carrier A from a bobbin, an adhesive is applied to both facing ends thereof, a metal foil B is laid on and bonded to a side to which the adhesive was applied while being wound off from a bobbin, the obtained laminated body is subsequently cut, the cut laminated bodies are aligned, a roller is applied from the top of an object to be cut configured from the aligned laminated bodies when the elevation of the center of the object to be cut becomes high to vent air existing between the objects to be cut and in the laminated bodies, and the adhesive is eventually hardened to mutually bond the laminated bodies. In particular, this invention provides a carrier-attached copper foil to be used upon producing a laminated plate, and aims to realize the improvement in the handling ability in the production process of a printed board and cost reduction based on an improved production yield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2010
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventor: Masayuki Takamori
  • Patent number: 8043463
    Abstract: A label laminate and a method for manufacturing a label laminate. The laminate includes a first label material layer and a second label material. The method includes forming a pattern in which adhesive areas and non-adhesive areas alternate on the face side of the first label material layer and on the face side of the second label material layer. The adhesive areas on the first label material layer are aligned with the non-adhesive areas on the second label material layer and the non-adhesive areas on the first label material layer are aligned with the adhesive areas on the second label material layer. The face sides of two label material layers are attached to each other. The adhesive areas are formed by a screening method. The non-adhesive areas have a surface energy, which is at least 25 dynes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: UPM Raflatac Oy
    Inventors: Vesa Laaksonen, Gottfried Philipp, Andreas Marquardt
  • Publication number: 20110212309
    Abstract: An optical film assembly comprises a plurality of optical films and a merging region. The optical films can be chosen arbitrarily and are superposed layer by layer. The merging region is formed by hot pressing and merging the optical films together so as to integrate them into an optical film assembly which is advantageous to the fabrication process of the backlight module. Also, a method and an apparatus for manufacturing the optical film assembly are also provided to produce the optical film assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Inventor: Chi-Chen CHENG
  • Publication number: 20110206894
    Abstract: Crash energy absorbing furniture top with a top skin, a bottom skin and an energy absorbing material disposed between the top and bottom skin is disclosed. The crash energy absorbing material may be disposed between the top skin and the bottom skin, the crash energy absorbing material being bonded to the top skin in a substantially regular pattern of bonded areas. The energy absorbing furniture top absorbs energy by deforming when an individual collides with the energy absorbing furniture top. The deforming of the crash energy absorbing furniture top reduces the risk of injury to the individual in a collision.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventor: Irwin Y.W. Tsai
  • Publication number: 20110200802
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods for laser welding together layers of transparent polymeric materials by first making high-contrast marks in transparent polymeric materials using femtosecond, picosecond or nanosecond pulsed fiber lasers and then creating localized welds at the areas of the high-contrast marks. Such welds can be formed in multiple layers of transparent polymeric materials. Systems for making welds and parts welded together according to the methods also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Inventors: Shenping Li, Ellen Marie Kosik Williams
  • Patent number: 7998564
    Abstract: A concrete curing blanket includes a layer of absorbent material and a layer of impervious material bonded to the absorbent material layer in face-to-face relationship at intermittent locations such that the impervious material layer between the intermittent locations can lift away from the layer of absorbent material in response to air bubbles rising through the layer of absorbent material. The intermittent bonding locations may take the form of a pattern or may have a random occurrence. The absorbent layer of material is a hydrophilic nonwoven fabric and the impervious material layer is a film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Precision Fabrics Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard James Bliton, Phil Harris
  • Publication number: 20110192419
    Abstract: In a method for containing a spilled liquid, a mat is provided onto a surface. The mat includes a liquid permeable upper layer disposed above a liquid impermeable lower layer, with a watertight adhesive securing the upper layer to the lower layer. The watertight adhesive defines one or more enclosed regions between the upper and lower layers. A vessel containing liquid can be placed on the mat, accessible by an animal or human, such that liquid spilled from the vessel falls onto the mat above the one or more enclosed regions. The spilled liquid permeates through the liquid permeable upper layer onto one or more enclosed regions, where the liquid impermeable lower layer prevents further vertical permeation of the liquid while the watertight adhesive that bounds the enclosed regions inhibits lateral permeation of the liquid. The spilled liquid is thereby contained in the enclosed regions onto which it was spilled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Inventor: Gail Elizabeth Davis
  • Patent number: 7985465
    Abstract: The invention relates to a film based on plasticizer-containing polyvinyl acetals having improved uniformity of length variations over the width of the film for manufacturing laminated glazing and its use in laminated glazing or solar modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Kuraray Europe GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Wiedemann, Andreas Karpinski
  • Publication number: 20110167547
    Abstract: A stretchable chemical protective material is described comprising a selectively permeable chemical protective film and an elastic textile. Further described are methods for making a stretchable chemical protective material and methods of using the same. Materials made from these methods may have improved flex durability. Garments made from these materials may have improved heat loss.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventor: MUKESH K. JAIN
  • Patent number: 7976925
    Abstract: New cross-laminates are formed of films of which at least two are uniaxially or unbalanced biaxially oriented, in which the main direction of orientation in one of these films crosses the main direction of orientation in the other one, having modifications, made in a suitable pattern, of the surface properties of the two films on the surfaces which are inside the laminate and are bonded to each other. The internally arranged surface layers of the films comprise an array of strands (101, 102) of coextruded material and the films are arranged so that the arrays of the two films cross one another. The strands may be used to control adhesion between the films and reduce the tendency to delaminate on repeated flexing, making a laminate suitable for use as a tarpaulin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Inventor: Ole-Bendt Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 7968479
    Abstract: An elastic multilayer composite includes a pattern unbonded elastic layer attached to at least one extensible facing layer. A method for forming an elastic multilayer composite includes the steps of providing an elastic material; bonding the elastic material to form a pattern unbonded elastic material; and attaching the pattern unbonded elastic material to at least one facing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Howard Martin Welch, John Joseph Lassig, Wing-Chak Ng, Susan Elaine Shawver, Oomman P. Thomas