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20090194218Method for Manufacturing an Absorbent Article - A method for manufacturing an absorbent hygiene article having a plurality of components that are joined together during the manufacturing process. Thermochromic fibres are incorporated in a component web, component or a selected area thereof, said thermochromic fibres being adapted to change colour between a contrasting colour to a less contrasting colour. A colour change of said thermochromic fibres is induced during one step of the manufacturing process and the presence of the thermochromic fibres being in their contrasting state is detected by a detection means. A measure in the process control is actuated in response to the detected presence of thermochromic fibres in their contrasting state.08-06-2009
20120168055Self-Sealing Fastener - An apparatus for making and using a fastener suitable for use in airplane manufacture or repair that is coated with a pre-mixed moisture cure sealant. The sealant layer is coated with a frangible moisture barrier that will break apart when the fastener is installed, thus exposing the sealant to a moisture source. Once exposed to moisture, the sealant will begin to cure. Preferred embodiments also provide a premature cure indicator that provides a visual indication that the outer moisture resistant layer has been damaged.07-05-2012
20090151849Cosmetic Wipe that Provides a Visual Indication of its Effectiveness - A cosmetic wipe that contains a first nonwoven layer having first and second opposing surfaces is provided. The first nonwoven layer contains fibers formed from a polymer composition and is generally opaque in nature. A second nonwoven layer is laminated to the first surface of the first nonwoven layer. The second nonwoven layer contains a colorant that imparts a certain color to the second layer. Prior to use, the colored second layer is not generally visible when viewed from the second surface of the first layer due to the opaque nature of the first layer. However, sebum or other bodily oils absorbed by the first layer during use can prevent light from adequately reflecting from the layer. Thus, at least a portion of the first layer becomes translucent or transparent so that the color of the second layer becomes visible to a user. This provides a variety of benefits, including the ability for a user to evaluate if or how much sebum was removed from the skin so that makeup, etc. can be applied with confidence.06-18-2009
20100018628METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A RADIAL AIRCRAFT TIRE - A method of manufacturing a radial aircraft tire which has a casing with a belt reinforcing structure overlying a carcass reinforced with radially extending cord reinforced plies and a tread. The tread has four main grooves extending circumferentially continuously around the tire defining five ribs. The main grooves include two inner main grooves disposed on each side of a central rib Y and two outer main grooves defining a pair of intermediate ribs between inner and outer main grooves and a pair of shoulder ribs, X, Z; in each shoulder region of said tire axially outward of an outer main groove. The invention teaches superior tread wear is achieved when the following relationships are fulfilled when the tread surface of the normally rated inflated tire under rated load contacts with a flat surface:01-28-2010
20100116408DEVICES AND METHODS FOR APPLYING PRESSURE-SENSITIVE ADHESIVE LINER-LESS LABELS TO ARTICLES - A label application system for liner-less pressure sensitive adhesive-backed labels comprises a label sensor disposed at a junction between a drive roller and a vacuum belt. When the leading edge of a passing label is detected, the drive roller is stopped, while the vacuum drive belt continues to advance, thus pulling the label in question distally, relative to its trailing connected label, which is stopped on the drive roller. This applied force functions to separate the label from its trailing label, along a micro-perforation between the two labels, following which the separated leading label travels along the vacuum belt and is applied to an article passing on an adjacent conveyor system.05-13-2010
20100071831IN-LINE GIFT CARD PERSONALIZATION AND PACKAGING PROCESS - A machine that processes gift cards in an in-line process where the gift cards travel along a generally straight transport path from a card feed mechanism to a delivery end where the cards and carrier combinations are discharged. During the in-line processing, a magnetic stripe, integrated circuit chip or RFIID tag on the gift cards can be encoded with account information, a serial number or other information. In addition, the cards are transported to a print mechanism that personalizes the cards with a bar code. account information, serial number or other information. After printing, the cards are transported to a gluing system which applies adhesive to one side of the cards. The cards arc then transported to a feeding mechanism that feeds and applies a carrier to one or more cards.03-25-2010
20100071830METHOD OF LABELING BOTTLES AND CONTAINERS IN A BOTTLE OR CONTAINER FILLING PLANT, AND A BOTTLE OR CONTAINER LABELING ARRANGEMENT THEREFOR - A method of labeling bottles and containers in a bottle or container filling plant, and a bottle or container labeling arrangement therefor. The abstract of the disclosure is submitted herewith as required by 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b). As stated in 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b): A brief abstract of the technical disclosure in the specification must commence on a separate sheet, preferably following the claims, under the heading “Abstract of the Disclosure.” The purpose of the abstract is to enable the Patent and Trademark Office and the public generally to determine quickly from a cursory inspection the nature and gist of the technical disclosure. The abstract shall not be used for interpreting the scope of the claims. Therefore, any statements made relating to the abstract are not intended to limit the claims in any manner and should not be interpreted as limiting the claims in any manner.03-25-2010
20100147442METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SEPARATING PROTECTIVE TAPE FROM SEMICONDUCTOR WAFER - A method of this invention involves capturing an image of an outer periphery of a semiconductor wafer, by use of a CCD camera, performing image analysis on data about the captured image, detecting defects such as chips and cracks on the outer periphery of the semiconductor wafer, storing positions of the respective defects, calculating a clearance between the adjacent defects from information about the stored positions, comparing the calculated clearances with a preset width of a separation tape, and obtaining the clearance larger than the width of the separation tape, by arithmetic processing. If some of the clearances are larger than the width of the separation tape, this method also involves setting an appropriate one of the clearance as a position where the separation tape is joined, performing alignment on the semiconductor wafer, joining the separation tape to a protective tape joined to a surface of the semiconductor wafer, and separating the protective tape together with the separation tape from the surface of the semiconductor wafer.06-17-2010
20130037198Heating System for Composite Rework of Aircraft - A method and apparatus comprising a laser unit and a controller. The laser unit is configured to generate a number of laser beams. The controller is configured to operate the laser unit to generate the number of laser beams resulting in a desired level of heating of a composite patch that cures the composite patch on a composite structure.02-14-2013
20130037199JOINING METHOD AND JOINING APPLIANCE - A method for joining studs to workpieces, in particular for the purpose of stud welding, comprising the steps of acquiring a distinguishing dimension of a stud to be joined by the application of a sensing element to the stud and through measurement of a travel distance of the sensing element as it is applied to the stud; and then joining the stud to a workpiece, if the dimension of the stud is within an allowable tolerance range, and the allowable tolerance range is adapted in dependence on the travel distance of the sensing element measured during a preceding method step.02-14-2013
20130037197Process of resurfacing a substrate with an engineered quartz material - The invention relates to a method of resurfacing a substrate with an engineered quartz material comprised of 93% ground up quartz and recycled post-industrial or post-consumer materials mixed with 7% pigments and binders with a thickness ranged from 5-19 mm. The method includes cutting a first piece with an overhang and an edge piece of the engineered quartz from the slab material, attaching the edge piece to the overhang to form a seam at 90-degrees and attaching 1.5″ wide fiberglass cloth strips to the inside edge to reinforce the seam to form a resurfacing assembly and adhesively attaching the resurfacing assembly to the substrate.02-14-2013
20100038009METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR JOINING PROTECTIVE TAPE TO SEMICONDUCTOR WAFER - A protective tape is supplied above the surface of a semiconductor wafer, and joined to the surface of the semiconductor wafer by rolling a joining roller while pressing the joining roller against the protective tape. Then the joined protective tape is cut out along the outer periphery of the semiconductor wafer. Subsequently, the protective tape is pressed with the pressure member to flatten the surface of the protective tape.02-18-2010
20120175041BONDING METHOD - A bonding method uses a bonding apparatus, which includes a frame, a first feeding mechanism, a second feeding mechanism, and a bonding mechanism. The first feeding mechanism is mounted on the frame and includes a turntable capable of rotating relative to the frame. A plurality of workpiece seats are arranged on the turntable. Each workpiece seat defines a plurality of air holes. The second feeding mechanism is mounted on the frame and includes a first carrier and a second carrier. The first carrier includes a plurality of holding seats and the second carrier including a plurality of temporary holding seats. The first carrier is capable of rotating to stack on the second carrier. The bonding mechanism is movably mounted on the frame to correspond to the workpiece seats or the second carrier.07-12-2012
20120175040LABEL DISPENSING APPARATUS, LABEL FOR USE THEREIN AND METHOD FOR DISPENSING A LABEL - A label dispenser for dispensing a label or the like. A label used in the dispensing apparatus is releasably adhered to a backing material and the label, the backing material or both includes a perforation. The dispenser senses that the perforation has reached a predetermined position relative to an area where the backing material is peeled away from the label and stops further advancement of the label in the dispenser.07-12-2012
20120175039Drum for Cutting and Transferring Linerless Labels from a Continuous Strip to a Moving Container and Apparatus Equipped With Said Drum - A drum for cutting linerless labels from a continuous strip and transferring the labels to a container movable with a given trajectory and speed on a machine, the drum including a side surface suitable for guiding the strip by contacting a non-adhesive surface of the labels, the side surface defining a vertical slit, a coaxial and concentric sleeve for centering the drum on a corresponding support spindle, a cutting blade parallel to a vertical direction of the drum, the cutting blade being displaceable in a radial direction from a position retracted inside the drum to a position at least partially extended through the vertical slit outside the side surface of the drum, a fixed cam relative to which the drum rotates and that is configured to press against the cutting blade so as to cause the cutting blade to extend out in a predefined angular position, and a seat that extends in the vertical direction (Z-Z) and is connected to the cam and which is suitable for engagement with a corresponding fixed reference pin in order to determine a predefined angular position of the cam, wherein the drum is configured to retain the strip against the side surface of the drum.07-12-2012
20130081752METHOD OF MANUFACTURING TRANSLUCENT RIGID SUBSTRATE LAMINATE - Provided is a method for manufacturing a translucent rigid substrate laminate which can improve a thickness precision while decreasing the risk of fractures. In the method for manufacturing a translucent rigid substrate laminate according to the present invention, translucent rigid substrates are placed opposite to each other such that bonding surfaces thereof are parallel to each other, both rigid substrates are brought toward each other while being kept parallel, the both rigid substrates are preliminarily bonded using a photo-curable fixing agent, the bonded translucent rigid substrates are roll-pressed, and the fixing agent is then cured.04-04-2013
20130081750ACTIVELY CONTROLLED VIBRATION WELDING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A vibration welding system includes a controller, welding horn, an active material element, and anvil assembly. The assembly may include an anvil body connected to a back plate and support member. The element, e.g., a piezoelectric stack or shape memory alloy, is positioned with respect to the assembly. The horn vibrates in a desirable first direction to form a weld on a work piece. The element controls any vibrations in a second direction by applying calibrated response to the anvil body in the second direction. A method for controlling undesirable vibrations in the system includes positioning the element with respect to the anvil assembly, connecting the anvil body to the support member through the back plate, vibrating the horn in a desirable first direction, and transmitting an input signal to the element to control vibration in an undesirable second direction.04-04-2013
20130081751BONDED MEMBER MANUFACTURING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING BONDED MEMBER - To prevent misalignment between substrates and distortion of surface, and to keep film thickness uniformity of thin substrate when two substrates are bonded for bonded member, bonded member manufacturing apparatus of bonding first substrate and second substrate, comprising resin film forming means for forming liquid state resin film on the first substrate, semi-curing means for maintaining outer peripheral section of resin film in uncured state and curing inner section surrounded with outer peripheral section in semi-cured state, and substrate bonding means for bonding first substrate and second substrate by bringing second substrate into contact with resin film, such that one end of outer peripheral section is determined as starting point of contact so that boundary line between contact portion and noncontact portion moves in one direction from starting point to opposite end of outer peripheral section while applying pressing force to second substrate.04-04-2013
20130075013Layer Transfusion with Rotatable Belt for Additive Manufacturing - An additive manufacturing system comprising a transfer medium configured to receive the layers from a imaging engine, a heater configured to heat the layers on the transfer medium, and a layer transfusion assembly that includes a build platform, and is configured to transfuse the heated layers onto the build platform in a layer-by-layer manner to print a three-dimensional part.03-28-2013
20100043941Composite Spar Drape Forming Machine - A machine and a method for forming composite materials are provided. The machine includes a frame and at least one forming beam attached to the frame, the at least one beam being arranged to align with a mandrel. The forming beam is pivotally segmented into at least two segments to conform to the shape of the mandrel, or alternately is bendable to conform to the shape of the mandrel. The mandrel is receivable within the frame in alignment with the forming beam. An apparatus is also provided to position a composite charge over the mandrel, and to position the mandrel within the frame. A further apparatus is provided to transport the mandrel, and to urge the mandrel toward the forming beam, forming a composite charge.02-25-2010
20100043940METHOD FOR MEASURING TIRE, TIRE MEASURING DEVICE AND TIRE BUILDING APPARATUS - Precise measurement of the entire surface of a green tire is performed during a building process. A laser displacement gauge is provided integrally on a bonding roller for bonding a ribbon to a building drum of a tire building apparatus, and the profile of a green tire after bonding the ribbon is measured while the ribbon is bonded. At this time, the displacement gauge is enabled to move in an X-Y plane and rotate in the same plane to change the orientation while the ribbon is bonded, so as to enable measurement of the entire surface of the tire. Then, the resulting data with respect to the Y-axis direction is corrected according to the difference in position between the bonding roller and the laser displacement gauge.02-25-2010
20100043942METHOD OF MANUFACTURING PRINTED WIRING BOARD WITH BUILT-IN ELECTRONIC COMPONENT - A printed wiring board is manufactured by a method in which a laminate body having a first insulation layer and a conductive film is provided. An alignment mark is formed in the laminate body by removing at least a portion of the conductive film. An electronic component is placed on an adhesive layer provided on the first insulation layer at a position determined based on the alignment mark. After the electronic component is enclosed inside an opening of the second insulation layer, a via hole exposing a terminal of the electronic component is formed at a position determined based on the alignment mark used to determine the position of the electronic component. A via conductor is formed in the via hole, and a conductive layer is formed on the conductive film and patterned to form a conductive circuit connected to the via conductor.02-25-2010
20100096063Inspectability of composite items - To improve imaging characteristics of a composite item fabricated from a layup of composite material, layers of sheet molding materials are interleaved with layers of organized fiber structure prepreg to generate the layup and the layup is positioned in a mold cavity of a matched die form. In addition, a first form of the matched die form is urged towards a second form of the matched die form to facilitate flow of a portion of the layup from an area of excess composite material in the mold cavity to an area of insufficient composite material in the mold cavity and the layup is cured to generate the composite item.04-22-2010
20090159175SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING OPTICAL DISPLAY - An object of the invention is to provide an optical display manufacturing system or method that allows an increase in the yield of an optical film, a reduction in cost and an improvement in inventory control. An optical display manufacturing system includes feeding means (06-25-2009
20100108236METHOD OF MANUFACTURING FUEL CELLS - An apparatus and method for substantially continuously manufacturing fuel cells are provided. Each cell generates electrical power from reactions of reactants therein. Each cell includes component parts assembled and/or laminated together in a stacked configuration. The apparatus includes an assembly zone for receiving rolls of material and/or pre-formed component parts for fabricating the cells, and assembly devices for, commencing from a starting layer, progressively assembling and/or laminating layers of material and/or pre-formed component parts from the rolls to the starting layer to manufacture the fuel cells, a testing zone for applying a test procedure to the cells to identify functional cells thereof or parts thereof, a separating zone for mutually separating the functional cells into individual fuel cells, parts thereof or groups of such fuel cells, and a stacking zone for mutually assembling the functional fuel cells or the groups of such functional cells into stacks of such fuel cells to manufacture fuel cell packs.05-06-2010
20100108237DEVICE AND METHOD FOR JOINING SUBSTRATES - A device for joining substrates (05-06-2010
20130068369UNIT FOR LAMINATING A FIRST WEB ONTO A SECOND WEB IN A LAMINATING MACHINE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A MULTI-LAYER COMPOSITE - A laminating unit to manufacture a multi-layer composite (03-21-2013
20130068368APPARATUS FOR TESTING ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DISPLAY APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM FOR MANUFACTURING ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DISPLAY APPARATUS BY USING THE SAME - A testing apparatus for testing an organic light-emitting display apparatus including: a test chamber for retaining a first substrate having a plurality of exposed cells, each cell including an organic emission unit; a stage in the test chamber, the stage configured to support the first substrate; a plurality of probe bars, each of the probe bars including a plurality of probe blocks for respectively contacting the exposed plurality of cells of the first substrate to supply an external signal to the exposed plurality of cells; a probe bar moving unit coupled to the probe bar; and a probe bar supply unit including the plurality of probe bars, wherein the probe bar moving unit is configured to move a probe bar to and from the stage and to and from the supply unit to obtain and unload a probe bar.03-21-2013
20120180932METHOD FOR ADJUSTING THE POSITION OF A TRANSPARENT ELEMENT - The invention relates to a method for adjusting the position of a transparent element (07-19-2012
20120180931Thermoforming Web Accumulator and Method - A thermoforming web accumulator is provided having a frame, a web guide element, an arm, and an actuator. The frame is configured to be provided within a thermoforming line. The web guide element is configured to be provided beneath a web of thermoformable material being delivered along the thermoforming line. The arm is carried by the frame and is configured to articulate the web guide element between raised and lowered positions. The actuator is operatively coupled with the arm to articulate the arm to controllably move the web guide element between raised and lowered positions to accumulate an extra length of web and discharge the extra length of web during a web splicing operation. A method is also provided.07-19-2012
20120180930ROLL OF OPTICAL FILM LAMINATE, AND METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A roll of optical-film laminate that increases accuracy, speed and yield in the production of liquid-crystal display elements. The roll of optical film laminate is for use in an apparatus for continuously producing liquid-crystal display elements. The optical film comprises a polarizing composite film of a laminate having a continuous web of polarizer and a protective film superposed on one side of the continuous polarizer, an adhesive layer disposed on one side of the laminate; and a carrier film superposed on the adhesive layer of the polarizing film in a peelable state. Defective and normal regions in the polarizing film are determined. According to these determined regions, coded information that specifies positions of slit lines to be formed in the optical-film web are recorded on the continuous web.07-19-2012
20120180929ULTRASONIC WELDING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FORMING A WELD JOINT UTILIZING THE ULTRASONIC WELDING SYSTEM - An ultrasonic welding system and a method are provided. The system includes an ultrasonic welding device having an ultrasonic welding horn. The system further includes a controller generating control signals for inducing the welding device to form a first weld joint. The system further includes a power adjusting unit that induces the ultrasonic welding controller to increase a power level output by the ultrasonic welding controller to the ultrasonic welding device if a first displacement of the welding horn is less than the desired displacement during partial completion of forming the first weld joint, such that upon completion of the first weld joint an ending position of the ultrasonic welding horn is at a desired ending position.07-19-2012
20120180928METHOD OF DETERMINING BOND COVERAGE IN A JOINT - A method of determining bonding agent coverage in a joint between a first substrate (07-19-2012
20090301634METHOD AND DEVICE FOR APPLICATION OF A STRIP MATERIAL - The present invention relates to a method and a device for the application of a strip material to a substrate. Particularly, the present invention relates to a automatic application of an elongate strip of elastic material to a substrate. The present invention further relates to a device and a method for applying a seal strip such as a weatherstrip seal to a substrate. The elongate strip is advanced by drive means and positioned on a substrate by means of an application unit. The stress of the elongate strip is controlled by a stress control unit which is positioned in the area between the drive means and the application unit.12-10-2009
20090301633TAMPER RESISTANT LABEL FOR DETECTING DEVICE OPENINGS - A tamper resistant label adapted to indicate whether a device has been opened is disclosed. The label can be flat and flexible, having a first distal end with an adhesive substance on its top side and a second distal end having an adhesive substance on its bottom side. The first distal end can be affixed to a first object, while the second distal end can be affixed to a second object separate from the first object, with the first and second objects then being coupled together to form a single device. The adhesives can render the label difficult to remove. A middle portion between the first and second distal ends can include one or more directional changes therein such that the entire label does not lie in a straight line. A substantial opening of the single device can then tear or damage the label, indicating that an opening has occurred.12-10-2009
20120216939System and Method for Detecting Features on a Laminated Veneer Lumber Billet - The disclosure relates to systems and methods for detecting features on billets of laminated veneer lumber (LVL). In some embodiments, an LVL billet is provided and passed through a scanning assembly. The scanning assembly includes an x-ray generator and an x-ray detector. The x-ray generator generates a beam of x-ray radiation and the x-ray detector measures intensity of the beam of x-ray radiation after is passes through the LVL billet. The measured intensity is then processed to create an image. Images taken according to the disclosure may then be analyzed to detect features on the LVL billet.08-30-2012
20120216937CONTINUOUS WEB OF OPTICAL FILM LAMINATE WITH PREDEFINED SLIT LINES, AND METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An optical film laminate that has predefined slit lines for enhancing both product accuracy and manufacturing speed in liquid-crystal display element manufacturing to radically improve manufacturing yield. The optical film laminate formed as a continuous web with the predefined slit lines for use in a continuous manufacturing system by laminating optically functional film sheets to liquid-crystal panels. The optical film laminate having defect-free regions having a predefined length corresponding to the dimension of a liquid-crystal panel and defective regions having a predefined length different from the defect-free region, based on the detected position of defects. The optical film laminate having a carrier film releasably laminated to an adhesive layer, wherein defect-free normal polarizing sheets and a defective polarizing sheets are formed on the carrier film by forming slit lines corresponding to above regions along the transverse direction of the optical film laminate.08-30-2012
20130056131Single Stage Debulk and Cure of a Prepreg Material - An apparatus and method for repairing a damaged laminate including the process of cutting out a damaged section and replacing damaged section with a repair laminate, then covering the repair laminate with a vacuum bag having a heater disposed therein. Thereafter, applying heat and pressure to the repair laminate with the heater and vacuum bag to adequately debulk and cure the repair laminate.03-07-2013
20130056130SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR JOINT INTEGRITY DETECTION - An inspectable joint in a medical device is disclosed that includes at least one medical-grade tube having an end, a medical-grade fitting having at least one joining surface configured to accept the end of the tube, and a joining material disposed between the tube and the joining surface. The joining material includes a first component configured to couple the tube to the fitting and a second component configured to provide observable evidence of the presence of the joining material between the tube and the joining surface.03-07-2013
20130056132METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A COMPOSITE PRODUCT - The invention relates to a method of manufacturing a composite product, wherein a plurality of elements are assembled by gluing them together under pressure, the method comprising applying glue to at least one surface of each element on which glue is to be applied, assembling the elements to a desired structure and subjecting the assembled elements to pressure in a press, which method further comprising controlling the amount of at least one component of the glue applied. However, if unexpected delays occur in the production line, there is a risk that the waiting time for the elements of a batch on which glue already have been applied will be too long and gluing thus defective. As defective gluing means both loss of production and waste of material it has been found advisable to keep a reasonable safety margin and apply more glue than in the ideal case will be necessary. On the other hand, in cases there are no unexpected delays, this practice leads to use of more glue than necessary. It has now been realised that the probability for unforeseen delays in the production line is decreased for each element in a batch onto which glue is applied. According to the present invention it has thus been found possible to further decrease the consumption o glue, without putting the quality in danger, by lowering the safety margin for each element in a batch.03-07-2013
20090272480System To Prevent Overloads For Ultrasonic Staking Applications - A system for performing an ultrasonic staking operation in order to join a first part having a post protruding therefrom and a second part having a hole through which the post is passed includes a horn having an end vibrating at a frequency in the ultrasonic range and a motion system operatively connected to the horn, the motion system being capable of selectively moving the horn toward and away from the parts. The motion system moves the horn, with the end of the horn in contact with the post, toward the parts at a first speed such that the ultrasonic vibrations of horn cause melting of the post, and once a determination is made that the end of the horn has contacted a surface of the second part, the motion system moves the horn toward the parts at a second speed, the second speed being slower than the first speed.11-05-2009
20090056856Synchronized temperature contol of plastic processing equipment - A system for processing plastic feed material includes a machine having a barrel and a screw that rotates in a repetitive cycle in the barrel. An induction winding encircles and extends along an outer surface of the barrel. A control system includes a controller that determines a duty cycle referenced to a length of the machine cycle in response to an error between a desired barrel temperature and a current barrel temperature. The controller electrically connects the power supply to the induction winding at least once during each cycle for a period whose length corresponds to the duty cycle.03-05-2009
20090266470ROTARY WAX TRANSFER DECORATING SYSTEM - A label applicator system transfers labels from a web to items moving on a rotary item transport. The applicator system includes a supply for supplying the web with the labels thereon and a take-up for taking up the web after transfer of the label from the web to the item. The supply and take-up are vertically oriented. The applicator includes a movable label applicator head. A rotary table moves the items along a path defined by rotation of the table and rotates the items relative to an axis of the items. The label applicator head is movable toward and away from the item and the item is rotated to apply the label to the item as it moves passed the applicator head.10-29-2009
20090266469PROCESS AND DEVICE FOR AUTOMATICALLY DETERMINING THE BEGINNING OF A WELDING PROCESS FOR MAKING TUBULAR LABELS - The invention pertains to the field of apparatuses for automatically determining the beginning of a welding process which makes tubular labels of plastic film. The device comprises a welding element, such as a sonotrode (10-29-2009
20080257476Method and Apparatus for Manufacturing Pneumatic Tyres - One or more components of elastomer material in a tyre are formed by dispensing elastomer material through a nozzle of an extruder to form a continuous elongated element of flattened section that is laid in the form of coils disposed close to each other on a laying surface carried by a support element, while said support element is driven in rotation and suitably moved adjacent to a die of the nozzle. The nozzle is drivable in rotation by an actuator so as to modify orientation of the nozzle itself during formation of the tyre component.10-23-2008
20110011514APPARATUS FOR MANUFACTURING BONDED SUBSTRATE - The present invention provide an apparatus for manufacturing a bonded substrate that suppresses a defect in the bonded substrate. When the pressure in a vacuum chamber is at the atmospheric level, upper and lower chuck units respectively attract substrates through vacuum. When the vacuum chamber is depressurized, each chuck unit electrostatically attracts the associated substrate. During the depressurization of the vacuum chamber, the pressure for attracting each substrate to the associated chuck unit is controlled to be equal to the pressure in the vacuum chamber. This prevents each substrate from falling from or moving relative to the associated chuck unit. The first and second substrates are thus bonded together as accurately aligned.01-20-2011
20110011513METHOD OF ASSEMBLING LIGHT SCANNING APPARATUS - The method of assembling a light scanning apparatus is capable of fine-adjusting a scanning angle and resonance frequency of a mirror section. The method comprises: a step of measuring the scanning angle and resonance frequency of the mirror section, with actuating a vibration source, in a state where a substrate holding member is temporarily fixed on a base member; a step of moving the substrate holding member, in the longitudinal direction of a substrate after releasing the temporarily-fixed state of the substrate holding member; a step of fine-adjusting a substrate-holding position by repeating the step of moving the substrate holding member; and a step of fixing the substrate holding member after the substrate-holding position is set. The substrate-holding position of the substrate holding member provided on the base member can be varied, without varying the position of the mirror section with respect to the base member in the fine-adjusting step and said fixing step, when the light scanning apparatus is assembled.01-20-2011
20110011512JAMMING DETECTION METHOD AND SHEET LAMINATING APPARATUS USING SAME - A jamming detection method and a sheet laminating apparatus using the jamming detection method are provided. The sheet laminating apparatus includes a laminating channel, a laminating roller assembly, a distance senor, a document sensor and a controller. The distance senor is used for measuring a moving distance of a document. The document sensor is used for detecting a transmitting status of the document. According to the moving distance of the document and the transmitting status of the document, the controller discriminates whether a jamming condition of the sheet laminating apparatus occurs.01-20-2011
20110308697Heat Transfer Labeling Machine With Hot Air Treatment Stations - A transfer label machine has a post treatment station for exposing newly applied labels to heat in order to finish and gloss out the label. The heat is applied through a nozzle coupled to a hot air supply system that includes a blower, ductwork, and a heating element disposed in the airflow. A temperature probe measures temperature of the air flow and an IR sensor measures the resulting temperature of containers on which the labels have been applied. A programmable logic controller (PLC) is programmed with proportional integral derivative (PID) algorithms to control the blower speed and the heating element to provide the appropriate amount of heat for the labeling or processing speed at which the labeling machine is operating. A vision system can confirm the quality of label after the post treatment heating. In the event of a machine jam, the blower and/or heating element can be turned off or the air can be shunted away from the containers to reduce greatly the likelihood of a fire, which has occurred with prior art flame based post treatment heating units.12-22-2011
20090236026METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING MULTILAYER FILM - A process for production of a multilayer film that comprises a step in which an adhesive layer formed on a temporary base is situated along the lengthwise direction of the temporary base at a prescribed spacing and cut in such a manner that the plurality of sections which are to serve as adhesive films are partitioned from the other sections, and a step in which the adhesive films on the temporary base are moved onto a support film at a prescribed spacing along the lengthwise direction of the support film. The spacing between the adjacent adhesive films on the temporary base is different from the spacing between the adjacent adhesive films on the support film.09-24-2009
20090014111METHOD OF MANUFACTURING DISPLAY DEVICE - A display device is manufactured by preparing first and second substrates, each being divided into a first region and a second region, forming a temporary attaching unit on the first region of the first substrate, attaching together the first regions of the first and second substrates, and attaching the second regions of the first and second substrates.01-15-2009
20090008020GREENSHEET VIA REPAIR/FILL TOOL - A method and apparatus are provided for filling vias in a product greensheet and/or repairing vias in a product greensheet. The method and apparatus utilize a transfer greensheet having filled vias in a fixed array, which vias are punched into the product greensheet to either repair or fill the via of the product greensheet. The method and apparatus employ position determining means such as a camera, a punch head and a corresponding punch die and an activating means to activate the punch head to punch the transfer greensheet via to fill the product greensheet via. The transfer greensheet has a fixed array of filled vias and a transfer greensheet station employs a fixed plate having a plurality of vacuum ports positioned in the non-via areas of the transfer greensheet which secures the transfer greensheet during the method. The product greensheet is held by a vacuum plate.01-08-2009
20120111474METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRE-FABRICATING A SYNTHETIC SPORTS FIELD - A method of prefabricating and installing a synthetic turf field includes providing a controlled manufacturing facility with an open area that allows a plurality of turf strips to be laid out on a floor thereof. Visual markings are placed on the floor to allow the individual strips to be properly aligned on the floor. Once aligned, inlays can be placed into the proper strip and then secured. After the inlays have been secured, the strips can be rolled up and appropriately labeled for subsequent installation. After all the strips that will make up the field have been processed and rolled up, the rolls can be taken to the job site so the field can be installed.05-10-2012
20120111473APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING TIRE - A tire constituting member in an unvulcanized tire having a joint portion is prevented from being triply overlapped and is wound around a body to be formed. When detecting the joint portion, the tire constituting member is cut into a length shorter than a predetermined length while excluding the joint portion. A front end and rear end portions of the wound tire constituting member are held by front and rear end holding members. The tire constituting member is extended into a predetermined length and both holding members are moved to the side of the body. The front end portion is attached to the body, a support member is rotated, the tire constituting member is wound around the body, the rear end holding member is moved to the side of the body as the tire constituting member is wound and the rear end portion is joined to the front end portion.05-10-2012
20120111472DEVICES AND METHODS FOR APPLYING ADHESIVE LINER-LESS SECURITY LABELS TO ARTICLES - A liner-less seal application system is programmed to generate a real time seal, the serial number of which is data-matched with product label data on an approaching article. The image is printed onto the adhesive surface of the sealing tape. A vacuum drive belt has both low and high vacuum sections to assist in moving the sealing tape along a vacuum drive belt toward the print head. The real-time seal is printed while the belt drive indexes the tape, and the cutting action is done while the system collects data and the belt drive is stationary. There is only one stepper motor employed to drive the vacuum belt. The vacuum belt drive pulls the tape from the unwind assembly and feeds the tape through the print head and onto the vacuum drum applicator. A perforator device bursts perforation across the round element of the seal image, as an anti-tampering measure.05-10-2012
20120234458METHOD OF MANUFACTURING OPTICAL MODULE - The present invention is directed to provide a method of manufacturing an optical module in which optical devices are optically aligned with high precision regardless of elastic return of bonding bumps. The invention provides a method of manufacturing an optical module including the steps of forming bumps for bonding made of metal on a substrate, and bonding a second optical device on the bonding bumps by applying a load so that the bumps for bonding are deformed only by a predetermined amount from a position where a first optical device and the second optical device are optically coupled most efficiently and, after that, releasing the load.09-20-2012
20120234457METHOD FOR UPGRADING THE PERFORMANCE OF AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE - There is disclosed a method of upgrading the performance of an electronic device comprising: (a) providing the electronic device having at least one electrical component; (b) providing a ferrite plate having a bottom side and an adhesive disposed on the bottom side; and (c) adhering the ferrite plate atop the electrical component using the adhesive on the bottom side of the ferrite plate.09-20-2012
20120234456Method and Device for the Bubble-Free Bonding of Large-Surface Glass Panes - The invention relates to a method and a device for a bubble-free bonding of large-surface glass panes in an automatic production process. An embodiment of the device comprises: a) a pivoting bench plate having a securing device for receiving a glass pane, b) a barrier material application head having a camera for monitoring, at least one ventilation element being mounted by a mounting head, c) an adhesive metering and application head having a process control sensor for the application of adhesive, d) a gripping device having a covering plate gripper for receiving a covering plate, and e) a vacuum suction device and a closing device for the ventilation system.09-20-2012
20110017381Visual Fiber Placement Inspection - An apparatus and method are provided for performing, on-the-fly, real time inspection of a composite structure formed by an automated fiber placement machine, through comparison of a visual image of at least a portion of the composite structure to a virtual image of the composite structure. Proper formation of the structure, and/or anomalies within the structure, are determined by comparing the visual image to the virtual image. The automated fiber placement machine, and/or tooling upon which the fiber is placed, are manipulated, and a visual indicator are provided to facilitate inspection and/or repair of any detected anomalies during fabrication of the composite structure.01-27-2011
20100089517EQUIPMENT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING STEEL-PLASTIC COMPOSITE PIPE - The present invention refers to a process and an apparatus for combination of steel tubes or pipes with plastic linings, in which steam is used as heat carrier to heat the steel tubes or pipes lined with linings. The apparatus comprises a multifunctional combining chamber, a multifunctional carriage for conveying tubes or pipes, an arrangement for steam circulating, which continuously supplies re-usable steam, a cooling and shaping arrangement and a controlling device. The steam circulating system comprises a furnace for re-heating the steam and means for supplying supplementing steam. The percentage of passing the qualification control is increased up to 99.9% by embodiment of the method and/or apparatus according to the present invention, while it is only 97% by a conventional apparatus, and the production capacity is increased by 15%. Thanks to the recovery and re-use of the steam in a circulating system, it will use only three tons of steam if the daily production is forty tons in a production line, and 405 RMB will be saved in a day. Thanks to the recovery and re-use of water in a circulating system, the water consumption for producing a ton steel and plastic combined tubes or pipes will be reduced by 8%. That means a remarkable economic and environmental value. The present invention will decrease the labor intensity of the workers and the cost that refers to the work time by 5%. The total cost for a ton tubes or pipes will be reduced by 10 RMB.04-15-2010
20120267031TIRE MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR IMPROVING THE UNIFORMITY OF A TIRE - A tire manufacturing method includes a method for optimizing the uniformity of a tire by reducing the green tire radial runout. The green tire radial runout is modeled as a vector sum of each of the vectors representing contributions arising from the tire building steps. A set of vector coefficients is generated from the vector equation. The building steps include building the tire carcass, building the tire summit, transferring the summit onto the inflate carcass, and measuring the radial runout and tooling angles at each step in the process. After the model is built, the vector equations and coefficients are applied to subsequent tires. By adjusting the tooling angles, green tire radial runout can be optimized.10-25-2012
20110030875SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REAL-TIME TRACKING OF OBJECTS - Real-time location systems and methods use small, battery operated sensors and radios. The radios conform to the IEEE 802.15.4 standard. The radios are attached to objects to form mobile nodes. Fixed nodes are positioned to define a wired or wireless mesh network representing an area in which the objects can be monitored and tracked. The real-time location systems/methods provide robust, flexible and highly scalable systems/methods for remotely, accurately, efficiently, and/or readily tracking and securing objects (e.g., equipment, inventory, people) at a relatively low cost.02-10-2011
20120090763METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SEPARATING PROTECTIVE TAPE - A first holding table suction-holds an annular projection of a wafer remaining on a rear face thereof for surrounding a back grinding region. A second holding table having an outer peripheral wall adjacent to an inner wall of the annular projection is inserted into a flat portion inside the annular projection for joining a separating adhesive tape to a protective tape on a surface of the wafer while a flat plane of the flat portion is suction-held. Thereafter, the adhesive tape is separated. Accordingly, the adhesive tape is separated from the surface of the wafer together with the protective tape.04-19-2012
20120090762ADHESIVE ELEMENT FOR ADHESION TESTS AND CORRESPONDING TESTING PROCESS - An adhesive element for adhesion tests, comprising a bi-adhesive layer including a first adhesive surface, designed to co-operate in a relation of adhesion with a surface undergoing testing, and a second adhesive surface. The adhesive element further comprises a support layer having a comparative adhesion surface designed to co-operate in a relation of adhesion with the second adhesive surface. The bi-adhesive layer has a fragmented structure.04-19-2012
20110048609ADHESIVE TAPE JOINING METHOD AND ADHESIVE TAPE JOINING APPARATUS - A joint detector detects a joint in an adhesive tape supplied from a tape supply section, and a computing unit determines a suitable cutting position of the adhesive tape for removing the joint in accordance with the detected results. A controller controls each mechanism to operate so as to satisfy the determined results by the computing unit. Thereafter, the adhesive tape including the joint is cut and removed.03-03-2011
20110277905METHOD OF PRODUCING ADHESIVE LABELS AND PRINTER - A printer has a printer unit including a recording head and automatic cutter, and an adhesive transfer unit disposed downstream from the automatic cutter. The adhesive transfer unit has a transfer mechanism that supplies adhesive tape and transfers adhesive to recording paper at a transfer position. When a paper detector disposed upstream from the transfer position detects recording paper, the control unit of the printer causes the pressure mechanism to alternately form the contact state pressing the recording paper to the adhesive tape, and the non-contact state in which the recording paper is separated from the adhesive tape. Adhesive is transferred to the recording paper passing the transfer position while this contact operation repeats intermittently.11-17-2011
20110132520Manual and automatic fastening device for a bonding element and method therefor - A manual and an automatic fastening device for fastening a bonding element to a surface by means of a light-curing adhesive is disclosed. The fastening devices apply the bonding element to the surface with a specific contact pressure, before the light is irradiated onto the bonding element for curing the adhesive. As the bonding element consists of transparent material, the adhesive is cured between the fastening element and the surface.06-09-2011
20130160923SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REPAIRING A STRUCTURAL COMPONENT - A system for repairing a structural component, in particular an aircraft structural component, includes a repair patch which is connected to the structural component in such a manner that it covers an opening in the structural component resulting from removing a damaged region of the structural component. A sensor is fastened to the repair patch in a region of the repair patch covering the opening in the structural component and is designed to detect strains and/or stresses occurring in the repair patch. An evaluating device is adapted to evaluate the strain values and/or stress values detected by the sensor and, in dependence on the result of this evaluation, output a signal which is characteristic of the quality state of the connection between the structural component and the repair patch.06-27-2013
20110079340METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A MULTI-LAYER COMPOSITE, ARRANGEMENT FOR POSITIONING A SHEET-LIKE ELEMENT ONTO A BACKING IN A LAMINATING UNIT - A method and an arrangement for manufacturing a multi-layer composite (04-07-2011
20110079339FRICTION STIR WELDING SPINDLE DOWNFORCE AND OTHER CONTROL TECHNIQUES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Friction stir welding equipment control force spindle for mounting in an orbital head housing uses a coaxial sensor to measure downforce. Simultaneously, an axial electrical actuator is controlled to dynamically correct the axial tool position during the welding, by a direct axial force system control, in order to maintain controlled downforce according to parameters previously set, based on numerical control. The equipment also sets up, monitors and controls spindle rotation speed, welding speed, acceleration speed and downforce using for example closed loop control functions. A laser system may scan the backing surface before welding and correct original tool path, in order to get an offset tool path. A precision alarm system may provide safe welding while preventing the tool from colliding with the backing surface.04-07-2011
20110277906JOINING METHOD AND APPARATUS - The invention relates to a method for axial joining of a hybrid joining component to a workpiece, wherein the joining component has a thermoplastic joining section and a metal section which can be heated, having the following steps: moving the joining component into contact with a surface of the workpiece; heating of the metal section such that the joining section at least partially melts; ending the heating of the metal section such that the joining component makes a force-fitting, interlocking and/or integral connection with the surface of the workpiece. In this case, the joining component is held with a regulated force and/or in a regulated position with respect to the workpiece at least during the heating of the metal section, in such a manner that the joining component can be joined to the surface of the workpiece without any opposing support.11-17-2011
20090188603METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING LAMINATOR TEMPERATURE ON A SOLAR CELL - The present invention generally relates to an automated thermal processing module that is used perform a lamination process that is used to isolate the active regions of a solar cell from the external environment. One embodiment of the present invention provides an apparatus for bonding a composite solar cell structure comprising a conveyer system configured to transfer and support the composite solar cell structure, a preheat module disposed along the conveyer system, a lamination module disposed along the conveyer system, and a system controller adapted to control the preheat module and the lamination module.07-30-2009
20110284148ANODIC BONDING METHOD, ANODIC BONDING JIG AND ANODIC BONDING APPARATUS - An anodic bonding method for anodically bonding a first substrate and a second substrate includes: a substrate placement step in which the first substrate and the second substrate are stacked and placed on a flat surface of a base with a surface of one of the first substrate and the second substrate to be cathode in contact with the flat surface of the base; a jig placement step, following the substrate placement step, in which the anodic bonding jig is placed so as to be in contact with a surface of one of the first substrate and the second substrate to be anode, the anodic bonding jig having a visual checking area formed of a material that allows visible light to pass through; an alignment step in which the relative positional relation between the first substrate and the second substrate is adjusted based on visible light passing through the visual checking area so that pairs of marks provided on the first substrate and the second substrate will be in a predetermined positional relation; a pressurizing step in which the base and the anodic bonding jig are pressurized in the direction to move the base and the anodic bonding jig close to each other, and the first substrate and the second substrate are sandwiched; and an application step in which a DC voltage is applied between the first substrate and the second substrate.11-24-2011
20110284147ROLL OF CONTINUOUS WEB OF OPTICAL FILM LAMINATE WITH PREDEFINED SLIT LINES, AND METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A roll of a continuous web of an optical film laminate with predefined slit lines for use in a continuous manufacturing system by laminating optically functional film sheets to liquid-crystal panels. The optical film laminate with predefined slit lines comprises an optically functional film having an adhesive layer which is subjected to a preliminary inspection, and a carrier film releasably laminated to the adhesive layer. Defect-free normal sheets and defective or defect-containing sheets having predefined length corresponding to the dimension of the liquid-crystal panel are formed on the carrier film by sequentially forming slit lines along the transverse direction with respect to the lengthwise direction of the optical film laminate.11-24-2011
20110284146Method for Automatic Setting of the Rider Roll/Glue Applicator Roll Gap on a Glue Machine - A method for automatically setting the rider roll/glue applicator roll gap for the single face web on a glue machine senses a forward drag that the single face web, operating at corrugator speed, exerts on the glue applicator roll, driven at an underspeed, after bringing the flute tips of the single face web into contact with the glue applicator roll by adjusting the position of the rider roll. Changes in forward drag exerted on the glue applicator roll are monitored and related directly to glue applicator roll drive current to provide a slight compression of the single face web between the rider roll and the glue applicator roll. Preferably, the glue applicator roll uses a regenerative drive and the target drive current command in a feedback control system to cause the gap to be adjusted to achieve the desired slight compression of the web flutes and to maintain the glue applicator roll under speed.11-24-2011
20110297293Apparatus and process for in-mold labeling - An apparatus and process for use in an in-mold labeling application utilizes a rolled label sheet having a multiplicity of pre-printed non-adhesive labels and a pre-printed registration mark associated with each of the labels, a sensor for detecting each of the registration marks to enable alignment of the label sheet in a predetermined longitudinal position before labels are cut therefrom; a set of driven pinch rolls for moving it forward or backward; a circumferential die cutter for cutting one or more labels from the label sheet; a passive float roll following the die cutter for creating a controlled loop in the label sheet that permits the die cutter to operate independently of a vacuum conveyor that follows the float roll, the vacuum conveyor including a sensor to detect each of the registration marks for enabling alignment of the label sheet in a position of registration thereon; and a plurality of vacuum plenums along the vacuum conveyor for selectively receiving hold down vacuum from an external source for maintaining the label sheet in its position of registration during conveyance to a predetermined label removal position, the hold down vacuum then being released to permit removal, by an external pick and place device, of one or more of the previously-cut labels.12-08-2011
20110139335Method of Fabricating LCD Panel - A method of fabricating a liquid crystal display, using one-drop-filling (ODF) method to inject liquid crystal material between two parallel substrates, while a signal input terminal on the substrate is exposed. A voltage and ultra-violet radiation are applied to the signal input terminal synchronously, such that the monomers can be polymerized to stabilize the liquid crystal molecules and to photo-cure a sealant. Thereby, the damage of liquid crystal molecules caused ultra-violet radiation is minimized, the fabrication process is simplified, and the cost of process equipment is reduced.06-16-2011
20080277042IN-PROCESS VISION DETECTION OF FLAWS AND FOD BY BACK FIELD ILLUMINATION - A flaw and foreign object debris (FOD) detection system (11-13-2008
20120097316SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING OPTICAL DISPLAY - An object of the invention is to provide an optical display manufacturing system or method that allows an increase in the yield of an optical film, a reduction in cost and an improvement in inventory control. An optical display manufacturing system includes feeding means (04-26-2012
20090151850Process for fabrication of a fully dense electrolyte layer embedded in membrane electrolyte assembly of solid oxide fuel cell - This invention describes the process for fabrication of a fully dense electrolyte layer (8YSZ/GDC/LSGM) embedded in a high performance membrane electrolyte assembly (MEA) (Unit Cell) of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell. An air-tight electrolyte layer (8YSZ/GDC/LSGM) is mainly prepared via tape casting technique and modified by thin film technologies, such as sputtering coating, spin coating, plasma spray/Coating etc., as well as combined with the sintering scheme and operation control. The gas permeability of electrolyte layer is less than 1×1006-18-2009
20110168317Controlled Bond Wave Over Patterned Wafer - A method of bonding two substrates includes placing a separating member between a first substrate and a second substrate, applying pressure to the first substrate to initiate a bond wave between the first substrate and the second substrates with the separating member between the first substrate and the second substrate, and controlling movement of the bond wave by translating the separating member away from a center of the first substrate or the second substrate.07-14-2011
20090151851SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CREATING TEXTURED LAMINATE PRESS PLATES - Embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for creating textured laminate press plates that account for growth of the press plate and growth of the laminate's decorative layer. More particularly, embodiments of the present invention involve printing a two-dimensional representation of the three-dimensional surface of the proposed press plate, assuming a certain amount of expansion, onto a transparent overlay, such as a cellulose acetate sheet or a plate of glass. Embodiments of the present invention further involve positioning the overlay over an un-textured sample decorative laminate to examine the alignment of the press plate's proposed texture design with the sample laminate's decorative design.06-18-2009
20090151852METHOD FOR PRODUCING A MOLDING MADE OF A COMPOSITE MATERIAL - The invention relates to a method for producing a molding with tapered thickness made of a laminate comprising at least one metal layer and one fiber-reinforced plastic layer connected thereto. The method at least comprises partly pressurizing the laminate at least in the direction of thickness using a pressurizing means, provided that deformation in the plane of the laminate is substantially unimpeded. The invention also relates to a device for implementing the method.06-18-2009
20120024457Method and System for Bonding Wind Turbine Blades - A method and associated system are provided for bonding component parts of a wind turbine blade along a bond line. A barrier is placed within an internal cavity of the blade at a defined bond line width along the length of the bond line. A plurality of spaced apart external access ports are defined along the bond line into the internal cavity. A bond paste is sequentially injected into the plurality of access ports to fill the bond line.02-02-2012
20120024456SUBSTRATE BONDING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MODIFYING THE SAME - The embodiments described provide apparatus and methods for bonding wafers to carriers with the surface contours of plates facing the substrates or carriers are modified either by re-shaping, by using height adjusters, by adding shim(s), or by zoned temperature control. The modified surface contours of such plates compensate the effects that may cause the non-planarity of bonded substrates.02-02-2012
20110198014ADHESIVE BONDING METHOD - The present invention provides an adhesive bonding method including: providing a first component and a second component to be bonded and an adhesive; positioning the adhesive between the first component and the second component with the adhesive contacting with the first component and the second component; providing at least one light concentrator; and providing a light source and making at least partial light beams of the light source pass through the light concentrator and the first component in order, and then irradiate on the adhesive to cure the adhesive so as to bond the first component and the second component. The adhesive bonding method of the instant invention can maintain the alignment precision between the components being bonded so as to optimize products' performances.08-18-2011
20110198013MOULD FOR MANUFACTURING A COMPOSITE PART INCLUDING AT LEAST ONE FIBRE REINFORCED MATRIX - A mould for manufacturing a composite part including at least one fibre reinforced matrix in particular a wind turbine blade is provide. The mould includes at least one thermal insulating core layer disposed between at least one inner laminate layer and at least one outer laminate layer and at least one heating and/or cooling means disposed in contact or in close proximity to the inner and/or outer laminate layer.08-18-2011
20100224306Systems And Methods for Making Multi-Wall Corrugated Pipe - A system is disclosed for manufacturing multi-wall corrugated polymer pipe. The system includes an extruder configured to co-extrude concentric annular tubes; a corrugator configured to form the concentric annular tubes into a dual-wall pipe having a smooth wall and a corrugated wall; a cross-head die configured to extrude an outer wall of pipe onto the corrugated wall of the dual-wall pipe; a vacuum punch configured to penetrate the outer wall of pipe and draw a vacuum between the corrugated wall and the outer wall, such that the outer wall of pipe deforms inward toward the corrugated wall of pipe between bell and spigot portions of the corrugated wall; and a cutter configured to cut the pipe into sections where the vacuum punch deformed the outer wall between the bell and spigot portions of the corrugated wall. A method of manufacturing multi-wall corrugated polymer pipe is also disclosed.09-09-2010
20120097315METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REGISTERED EMBOSSING OF A LAMINATE - Process for providing a laminate product comprising a substrate and a printed film, the process comprising an embossing step synchronized with a decoration of the printed film and carried out continuously, through the passage of the laminate product between an engraved embossing cylinder, and a pressure counter-cylinder; the registration of the engraved cylinder, for keeping the synchronism between embossing and decoration, comprises suitable displacements of the engraved cylinder and is carried out with a temporary separation of the counter-cylinder from the engraved cylinder, or with a reduction in the embossing pressure existing between the engraved cylinder and the counter-cylinder.04-26-2012
20090090451PROTECTIVE TAPE SEPARATION METHOD AND APPARATUS USING THE SAME - A surface height of a protective tape joined to a wafer mounted and held on a separation table is detected, a lowering operation distance of a needle is calculated based on such detected information, and a lowering operation amount for approaching a joining member to the protective tape until the separation tape winded around the joining member contacts the protective tape is calculated. A separating site is formed in the protective tape and the protective tape is separated while controlling a height of each member based on the calculated lowering operation amount.04-09-2009
20130098525SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING CONVEYOR BELTS HAVING A WIRE ROPE CORE - The invention relates to a system for producing conveyor belts having a rope core, for example a wire rope core, comprising at least one rope unwinding unit having a plurality of rope reels, from which the ropes to be embedded in the conveyor belt are unwound, a combining unit in which the ropes, which are under tensile stress and run in the longitudinal belt direction parallel to one another in one plane, are combined with one or more raw rubber webs to form a raw belt, and a vulcanization press in which the raw belt is vulcanized by means of pressure and/or heat forming the conveyor belt. Said system is characterized in that the rope unwinding unit is designed as a rope unwinding and tensioning unit, in which each rope is individually tensioned to the required production tension.04-25-2013
20090277563METHOD FOR TESTING AND REPAIRING ADHESIVE BONDS - A method for testing adhesive bond quality includes subjecting an adhesively-bonded workpiece to a known loading function. The loading function may be cyclic, linear, or nonlinear, and configured not to damage the workpiece. Response characteristics of the workpiece are measured during the loading. Measured response characteristics are compared with baseline or nominal characteristics and the adhesive bond quality is determined from the resulting comparison. A differential signal may be generated based upon the comparison of measured response and baseline characteristics and used to determine the adhesive bond quality, possibly with an algorithm. Being within the acceptable range is indicative of acceptable adhesive bond quality. The root cause of failure may be determined and a course of action based thereupon; including: localized curing, inspection, repair, and destruction. Following corrective courses of action, the workpiece may be re-tested and compared again to the baseline.11-12-2009
20090283200MANUFACTURING METHOD AND APPARATUS OF ORGANIC RESIN COATED METAL SHEET - [Problem] The present invention provides a manufacturing method and apparatus of an organic resin coated metal sheet which can surely remove resin portions projecting from both edges of a metal sheet.11-19-2009
20090008019Use of Infrared Thermography as an Agent for Determining the Hardening Course of a Two-Component Composition - The invention relates to the use of infrared thermography as an agent for determining the hardening course of a two-component composition. By use of this, mixing errors, in particular, can be detected at an early stage and the infrared thermography can be used as an agent for performing controls during the process for optimizing the dosing ratio of the two-components and for detecting the end of the gel time. Due to this type of use, it is possible to detect errors earlier, that is, prior to joining to or contacting with the surface of the substrate, thus leading to a faster and safer process and to lower rejection or reconditioning costs. The invention also relates to a production line, an industrially produced and to a structure or a transport agent.01-08-2009
20120291939LATERAL LINER LAUNCHER DEVICE AND METHOD OF INSTALLATION - A launcher assembly includes an outer housing that supports aprons and a nozzle. The nozzle and apron are removable from the base to aid in set up and preparation. Rollers are mounted to ends of the base to aid movement through a sewer pipe. One end of the launcher includes an opening slot for receiving an extended end of the liner. A bladder is banded to a nozzle for inverting the liner. The launcher is held in place by a separately inflatable bellows and pillow. Cameras are mounted to the launcher to provide at least one image on a remote display to aid alignment and installation.11-22-2012
20080245463GLUE APPLICATION DETECTION SYSTEM AND METHOD - A glue application method and system comprises a continuous paper substrate moving in a downstream direction along a path of travel. Glue is applied to selected portions of the upper surface of the paper substrate. A first direct contact capacitive sensor under the paper substrate upstream of glue application and in direct contact with the under surface of the substrate produces a signal representative of the dielectric constant of the paper substrate. A second direct contact capacitive sensor under the paper substrate downstream of glue application and in direct contact with the under surface of the substrate with glue thereon produces a second signal representative of the dielectric constant of the paper substrate with glue thereon. A control determines differences between the first and second signals thereby indicating that glue has been applied to the paper substrate.10-09-2008
20120261049FLEXIBLE FILM HEATED ROLLER - A film application system having multiple film application stations. Each film application station has a support for an elongated plastic component (typically vinyl) having an input and an output side. A properly positioned and oriented transfer head includes a heated roller which applies heat and pressure to the elongated film as the component moves through the application station. The roller is most preferably heated with multiple IR heaters controllably energized to achieve a desired roller temperature without too large a gradient of temperature difference across the film application contact surface of the roller.10-18-2012
20080289742IN-PROCESS VISION DETECTION OF FLAWS AND FOD BY BACK FIELD ILLUMINATION - A flaw and foreign object debris (FOD) detection system (11-27-2008
20130118671ADHESIVE COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A LAMINATE USING THE ADHESIVE COMPOSITION - Adhesive composition according to the present invention includes an adhesive base agent consisting of a monomer and a polymerization initiator. Adhesion of the adhesive composition changes to take local maximum value, minimum value and a value greater than the local maximum value along with increase of irradiation amount of the electromagnetic wave or particle beam irradiated to the adhesive composition under a predetermined temperature environment. In a method for manufacturing a laminate according to the present invention allows for easy peeling of adherends and a layer of the adhesive composition when adhesion of the adhesive composition takes the minimum value.05-16-2013
20080230168LAMINATOR AND LAMINATING METHOD - A laminator is configured for laminating a film sheet on a respective surface of a plurality of substrates. The laminator includes a pressure roller, a first conveyance device, a second conveyance device, and a distance measuring system. The first conveyance device is provided for controllably conveying substrates to the pressure roller. The second conveyance device is provided for controllably conveying substrates to the first conveyance device. The distance measuring system is provided for measuring a space between the substrate on the first conveyance device and the sequential substrate on the second conveyance device, adjacent to the first substrate.09-25-2008
20090159174METHOD OF IDENTIFYING A PLURALITY OF CONTAINERS AND/OR FINISHED ARTICLES OBTAINED FROM THE SAID CONTAINERS - The present invention relates to a method of identifying a batch of articles comprising the following step: (AA) a plurality of containers (06-25-2009
20100139836Substrate Bonding Apparatus and Substrate Bonding Method - A substrate bonding apparatus is equipped with a first table that holds one wafer of two wafers, a stage device that holds the other wafer in an orientation capable of opposing to the one wafer and that is movable at least within an XY plane, an interferometer system that measures positional information of the stage device within the XY plane, a first mark detection system that can detect subject marks including alignment marks on the other wafer held by the stage device, and a second mark detection system fixed to a part (the second table) of the stage device that can detect subject marks including alignment marks on the one wafer held by the first table.06-10-2010
20090260739METHOD FOR PRINTING A BLISTER FILM WEB IN A PACKAGING MACHINE - A method is disclosed for printing a blister film web in a packaging machine, in which molded blister shells are closed with blister film. In the method, a blister film web is supplied to a sealing apparatus via a first transport system, and molded blister shells are supplied to the sealing apparatus via a second transport system. The position of one of the molded blister shells is detected, and at least one detection signal is generated in one or more time intervals between the action time intervals of the sealing apparatus for closing the molded blister shells. A trigger signal for a printing device is generated in dependence on a detection, and optical information is applied to the blister film web by the printing device at a position along the blister film web which is arranged upstream of the sealing apparatus.10-22-2009
20090260738METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING OPTICAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND MATERIAL ROLL FOR USE THEREIN - The invention provides a method for manufacturing an optical display device including an optical display unit and an optical film that includes a polarizing plate and is bonded to the optical display unit. The method comprises the steps of: unwinding and feeding a long sheet material from a roll of the long sheet material, wherein the long sheet material includes the optical film, a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer and a release film laminated in this order and has undergone a slitting process in a direction parallel or at a constant angle to an absorption axis of the polarizing plate so that it has a width corresponding to a short or long side of the optical display unit; inspecting the optical film of the fed long sheet material to detect a defect; cutting a part of the long sheet material other than the release film into a length corresponding to a long or short side of the optical display unit, while separating the detected defect; bonding a non-defective cut piece of the optical film to a surface of the optical display unit; and rejecting a defect-containing part of the optical film.10-22-2009
20090084486OPTIMIZED ORDERING OF DOUBLER PLIES IN COMPOSITE STRUCTURES - The off-part motion of an automatic composite tape laydown head is optimized to increase the overall rate at which tape is laid down to form doublers in a composite structure layup. Starting and stopping gates for each doubler are determined based on ply data and course definitions for the doublers. Using the gate locations, multiple possible paths between the doublers are analyzed to determine the best course for optimizing tape head travel. The selected course is used by an NC program that controls the operation of the tape head.04-02-2009
20090199950METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR LAMINATING OPTICAL ELEMENTS - [Objects] To make it possible to carry out automatically and accurately a laminating operation of an optical element to a sheet-shaped body.08-13-2009
20090199948AUTOMATED FIBER PLACEMENT COMPENSATION - A method is provided to compensate for misplacement of tows by a fiber placement machine automatically controlled by programmed instructions. The method includes laying down a test layup of fiber tows using the machine; scanning the test layup to determine the position of the test layup relative to reference standards; determining misplacements in the position of the test layup; and, modifying the programmed instructions to compensate for the misplacements.08-13-2009
20090199949Disposable Connector For Use With Endoscopic Apparatus - A device for sealing and cutting a disposable multilumen tubing used with an endoscopic apparatus is disclosed. The device comprises a first jaw and a second jaw pivotally articulated to one another, each having a front portion and a rear portion. At least one heating assembly is fixed within the front portion of at least one of the jaws, said heating assembly having a heating element. There also is wiring for connecting the heating assembly to an energy source, supplying electrical power thereto. At least one operating handle engagement portion is provided, which positions the device with respect to a port provided at an operating handle of the endoscopic apparatus and secures the device with respect to the multilumen tubing.08-13-2009
20120067504Method for Hot Laminating a Sheet - The invention relates to a laminating foil having an initial roughness on at least one side, which makes the laminating foil matte, wherein the laminating foil has a marking configured as a surface pattern with surface portions on the matte side or at least on one of the matte sides, wherein the roughness of the surface portions is different from the initial roughness. The invention furthermore relates to a laminating foil set comprising the laminating foils, a method for hot laminating sheet material using such laminating foils, a laminating unit for using the laminating foil, and eventually a laminating system including the laminating unit and the laminating foils.03-22-2012
20120067502APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING STRIPS OF LABELS AND METHODS OF PROCESSING STRIPS OF LABELS - An apparatus for processing strips of labels includes a strip of labels having a plurality of individual labels following one after the other. The apparatus includes a conveying device that conveys the strip of labels along a conveying path, and a position detection device provided along the conveying path that detects a position of the strip of labels. The apparatus includes a processing device that is provided along the conveying path. The processing device includes a cutting unit that is constructed and arranged to cut the strip of labels. The apparatus includes a labelling device that is arranged downstream with respect to the processing device along the conveying path. The labelling device is constructed and arranged to attach processed labels to containers. The position detection device includes an image detection device that is configured to capture two-dimensional images of regions of the strip of labels.03-22-2012
20120067501Continuous Linear Production in a Selective Laser Sintering System - A method and apparatus for forming objects. Layers of precursor material may be placed on top of each other. The layers of precursor material may be selectively cured as the layers of precursor material are placed on top of each other to form an object and a frame associated with the object.03-22-2012
20120067503FLEXIBLE TRANSLUCENT COLOR MATCHING APPARATUS - An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for selecting a finish for applying to an item. The apparatus includes a flexible translucent sheet, and at least one semi-translucent color applied to the translucent sheet such that a surface to which the translucent sheet is attached is visible through the translucent sheet and the semi-translucent color. The system includes the apparatus and a protective laminate surface covering the at least one semi-translucent color. The method includes providing a plurality of translucent sheets each having at least one semi-translucent color, examining an item to determine the type of finish of the item, selecting a flexible translucent sheet according to the finish of the item, conforming and affixing the selected translucent sheet to the surface of the item, and viewing the surface of the item through the selected translucent sheet.03-22-2012
20090229734Apparatus and a method for the provision of activated indicators for product marking and a product marking - The invention relates to a method for the provision of activated temperature-sensitive and/or time-sensitive indicators for product marking. A first variant is characterized by the activation of an indicator and the subsequent application of a protective filter to the indicator, with the indicator being conveyed along an activation device and along a protective filter application unit subsequent to it in the conveying direction.09-17-2009
20090229735SHEET STICKING APPARATUS AND STICKING METHOD - A sheet sticking apparatus 09-17-2009
20080314500Process for Preparation of a Multilayer Coating Sheet - The invention relates to process for the preparation of a visual properties-matching multilayer coating sheet comprising the steps of a) determining the visual property data of a surface to be matched in visual properties; b) transmitting the data from step a) to a system configured to receive such data, and determination of the composition data of a coating composition having an acceptable match of visual properties; c) preparing a visual properties-matching coating composition according to the determined composition data; d) providing a base sheet layer optionally having an adhesive layer and a backing layer on one surface; e) applying the visual properties-matching coating composition to one surface of the base sheet layer to form a colour- and/or effect-imparting coating layer; f) optionally, drying the applied colour- and/or effect-imparting coating layer; g) optionally, applying a clear coat layer on top of the colour- and/or effect-imparting coating layer; h) optionally, drying and/or curing the clear coat layer; and i) if the base sheet layer in step d) was provided without an adhesive layer and a backing layer, application of an adhesive layer and a backing layer to the uncoated surface of the base sheet layer.12-25-2008
20090242096MULTI TIME AND INDEX HEAT PRESS - A press is described having an upper platen. The press includes a support arm adapted to selectively move the upper platen between an open position, a partially open position and a closed position with respect to a lower platen. An electromagnet is disposed proximate the support arm and configured to selectively secure the upper platen in the closed position. Another electromagnet, which may be disposed proximate a base member, is configured selectively to secure the upper platen in a partially open position.10-01-2009
20110139333ADHESIVE TAPE JOINING METHOD AND APPARATUS USING THE SAME - A tape cutting mechanism cuts an adhesive tape joined to a semiconductor wafer along a contour of the wafer. A rotary encoder detects a rotating angle of each side roller for guiding a narrow region on both ends of an adhesive tape during winding up and collecting a cutout unnecessary tape. A determination section determines a fracture in the narrow region of the unnecessary tape through comparison between an actual rotating angle as a result of the detection and a preset reference rotating angle.06-16-2011
20110139334BONDING METHOD AND RESIN MEMBER BONDED THEREBY - By performing thermal fusion bonding in the state where a bonding portion is covered with a bonding portion cover and the concentrations of oxygen and moisture inside the bonding portion cover are set lower than the concentrations of oxygen and moisture in the atmosphere, it is possible to reduce elution from a bonded resin-based pipe.06-16-2011
20110203716LABEL PAPER PROCESSING IN A LABEL PRODUCING DEVICE - According to one embodiment, a label producing device includes a feeding unit, a detecting unit and a controller coupled to the detecting unit. The feeding unit may be configured to feed a label paper along a paper path. The label paper may have a plurality of labels affixed thereon. The detecting unit may be configured to detect a transmittance or a thickness of the label paper. The CPU may be configured to identify a label free portion of the label paper. In one embodiment, the label free portion of the label paper may be identified based on the detected transmittance or thickness. The CPU may be further configured to determine a cut point in the label free portion.08-25-2011
20120103501DEVICE AND METHOD FOR REMOVING A PEELABLE SEAL - A container or array of containers that is are sealed with a peelable seal is transported via a conveyor along a processing path toward a desealing station at which an adhesive surface having a width substantially the same as or greater than the width of the seal is pressed against the upper surface of the peelable seal. A collection rod applies a downward pressure on the adhesive surface, pressing it against the seal and keeping the container or container array in position on the conveyor as the plate moves with the conveyor. As the leading edge of the seal passes the collection rod, the adhesive surface is rolled upward, away from the plane of the seal, pulling up on the leading edge of the seal to separate it from the container or container array while the container or container array is held down by the roller. The removed seal is then discarded.05-03-2012
20120103500METHOD FOR PROVIDING A BRANCH IN A CONDUIT MADE OF THERMOPLASTIC POLYMERIC MATERIAL, WHILE A FLUID IS RUNNING IN THE CONDUIT - A method for providing a branch in a conduit made of thermoplastic polymeric material, while a fluid is running in the conduit, including the following steps: preparing for welding one end of a connector with an inside diameter that is substantially equivalent to the inside diameter of the conduit; preparing for welding the outer surface of the conduit; positioning the end of the connector prepared for welding in contact with the outer surface of the conduit prepared for welding; depositing a welding bead along the region of mutual contact between the end of the connector prepared for welding and the outer surface of the conduit prepared for welding; checking the tightness of the welding bead; providing an opening on the conduit, the opening being internal to the connector and with a diameter that is substantially equivalent to the inside diameter of the conduit.05-03-2012
20100163155VACUUM FORMING MACHINE AND METHOD OF MAKING VACUUM FORMED PRODUCT - A vacuum forming machine includes a holder arranged to hold a decorative sheet, upper and lower boxes separated by the decorative sheet and the holder, a pressure reducer arranged to reduce pressures inside the upper and lower boxes, a first valve arranged to adjust a degree of pressure reduction inside the upper box, a second valve arranged to adjust a degree of pressure reduction inside the lower box, a heater arranged to heat the decorative sheet, a temperature information collector arranged to collect temperature information about the temperature of the decorative sheet, and a controller programmed to control opening/closing operations of the first and second valves by reference to the temperature information while the pressure reducer is operating.07-01-2010
20100163154CORRUGATOR, AND ITS SPLICING PORTION DETECTING METHOD AND DEVICE - Intended is to eliminate failure in detecting the spliced portion of base paper sheet and malfunction of the detector in the corrugator line of corrugated cardboard. Also intended is to realize automated detection means for detecting the spliced portion improved in detection accuracy. A method for detecting a spliced portion where the leading end part of a second base paper sheet (07-01-2010
20110232824TRANSFERRING ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR TRANSFERRING A RADIOFREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION DEVICE ONTO AN OBJECT - A transferring assembly and a method for transferring onto an object a RFID identification device including of a microchip connected to an antenna made of electrically conductive material. A film of adhesive material is applied to a supporting element. The microchip is applied on the film of adhesive material in a zone of the supporting element. The antenna is formed by applying the wire made of electrically conductive material to the film of adhesive material and electrically connecting the antenna to the microchip. The zone is pressed against a surface of the object, with the RFID identification device facing the surface. The adhesive material, and/or the supporting element, are chosen so that the adhesive material has an adhesiveness on the surface of the object that is significantly greater than the adhesiveness of the film on the supporting element.09-29-2011
20100181007CONVEYOR AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ABSORBENT ARTICLE - The web conveyor conveys a continuous web for L size or M size. The conveyor includes a guide mechanism changing a passing position of a side edge portion of the web, a detection mechanism detecting the passing position of the edge portion of the web, and a drive mechanism moving the guide mechanism and the detection mechanism together in the cross direction of the web according to the L size or M size, by being in contact with a first side edge portion and a second side edge portion of the web. The drive mechanism moves the guide mechanism and the detection mechanism by an equal traveling distance in the cross direction of the web.07-22-2010
20090314414METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTACTING OF A FLEXIBLE SHEET AND A SUBSTRATE - The invention relates to a method for contacting a flexible sheet to a first element with improved lateral alignment. The method includes a step of measuring a first lateral misalignment after establishing a first contact between the flexible sheet and either of the first element and a sheet parking surface called anchor in the first stage. If the 12-24-2009
20090314412QUALITY CONTROL METHOD FOR ULTRASOUND WELDING - A quality control method for ultrasound welding. The method provides for the generation of a tolerance range which is adjusted to the progress of the welding process and which is generated from measured values which influence the welding process. A measured value tolerance range is determined from measured values of executed welding processes, the measured values being associated with at least one parameter which influences the welding process and/or represents the goods of the welding process. Measured values are associated with an identical parameter of a further welding process following thereafter and are considered during the quality monitoring in such a way that the measured value tolerance range is changed in its form or composition to an average value for further welding processes, in accordance with the variance between the additional measured values and the tolerance range determined from previous measured values.12-24-2009
20090314413APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR APPLYING TAX STAMPS - A tax stamp apparatus applies labels to individual packages of cigarettes, and prints tax information on the labels after they are applied to cartons of cigarettes. The apparatus may include a digital scanner that scans and decodes two-dimensional bar code information printed on the labels. The tax information may be supplied to the apparatus from a remote location, and the scanned data may be compared to the tax information supplied to the apparatus to verify that the tax indicia have been applied to the cartons of cigarettes.12-24-2009
20090078357METHOD FOR MONITORING FOR CRACKING IN A COMPONANT - A method of monitoring cracking in a component comprises forming a component with a simultaneously formed elongate hole that is internal to the component. A connector having a throughway is attached to the component such that the throughway is in fluid communication with the elongate hole. The elongate hole is connected to a pressure measurement instrument via the connector. A monitoring system then monitors the elongate hole for a change in pressure level.03-26-2009
20100236690METHOD FOR FORMING A LAMINATE - The method for forming a laminate of the present invention is a method for forming a laminate, comprising a silane coupling agent treatment step of applying an aqueous solution of a silane coupling agent onto a surface of a metal layer, and drying the resultant applied film to form a silane coupling agent coating, and a lamination step of laminating a resin layer on the silane coupling agent coating, these steps being continuously performed, wherein when the formed silane coupling agent coating is analyzed in the silane coupling agent treatment step by FT-IR with a reflection absorption spectrometry and then the peak area of Si—O is turned to a value less than a predetermined threshold value, at least one part of the aqueous solution of the silane coupling agent is renewed, thereby conducting the silane coupling agent treatment while the peak area is controlled into a predetermined range.09-23-2010
20100224305Adhesive Having UV-Reactive Colorization - An adhesive having a light-activated distinctive appearance is disclosed. The adhesive in the presence of a certain type of light can project a distinctive color. In one embodiment, an adhesive can have a light-activated colorization. The light used to activate the colorization can be Ultraviolet (UV) light. The adhesive can be used in an assembly and/or review process for consumer products to facilitate assembly and/or review of consumer products assembled at least in part using adhesive.09-09-2010
20090165920PRESSURE-SENSITIVE ADHESIVE DOUBLE-COATED SHEET - A pressure-sensitive adhesive double-coated sheet comprising a substrate, a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer (A) formed on one side of the substrate and a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer (B) formed on the other side of the substrate, wherein at least the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer (A) is formed with a pressure-sensitive adhesive comprising a butyl rubber as base material, and after the pressure-sensitive adhesive double-coated sheet is allowed to stand at 60° C. for five days while being placed between a moisture vapor-permeable waterproof sheet attached to the adhesive layer (A) and an aluminum plate attached to the adhesive layer (B), an expansion coefficient of the moisture vapor-permeable waterproof sheet is 0.5% or less. The pressure-sensitive adhesive double-coated sheet can allow the moisture vapor-permeable waterproof sheet to less expand over time when attached between the moisture vapor-permeable waterproof sheet and the adherend in a waterproof airtight structure of a construction.07-02-2009
20120138207METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SMOOTHING A SURFACE OF A COMPONENT, PARTICULARLY OF LARGE STRUCTURES - A method and apparatus for smoothing a surface of a component, e.g., of large structures, as for example ship hulls for subsequent painting, is disclosed. An exemplary method may include measuring an unevennesses of the surface of the component, levelling the unevennesses by material removal and/or by material application of a levelling mass, adding reference markings at certain locations on the surface to be measured before the measurement of the surface, and taking account of the reference markings during the measurement of the unevennesses of the surface.06-07-2012
20100122762METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR WAFER BONDING WITH ENHANCED WAFER MATING - An improved wafer-to-wafer bonding method includes aligning an upper and a lower wafer and initiating a bond at a single point by applying pressure to a single point of the upper wafer via the flow of pressurized gas through a port terminating at the single point. The bond-front propagates radially across the aligned oppositely oriented wafer surfaces at a set radial velocity rate bringing the two wafer surfaces into full atomic contact by controlling the gas pressure and/or controlling the velocity of the motion of the lower wafer up toward the upper wafer.05-20-2010
20100038008Method and Combined Set Comprising a Device and a Film Material for Manufacturing Foam Cushions - Method and combined set comprising a device and a film material for manufacturing foam cushions, for packaging purposes in particular, a film feed station (02-18-2010
20110056610LABELLING APPARATUS AND LABELLING PROCESS FOR THE LABELLING OF CONTAINERS AS WELL AS PLANT FOR THE TREATMENT OF CONTAINERS - A labelling apparatus (03-10-2011
20100200147Adhesive bonding method - The present invention provides an adhesive bonding method including: providing a first component and a second component to be bonded and an adhesive; positioning the adhesive between the first component and the second component with the adhesive contacting with the first component and the second component; providing at least one light concentrator; and providing a light source and making at least partial light beams of the light source pass through the light concentrator and the first component in order, and then irradiate on the adhesive to cure the adhesive so as to bond the first component and the second component. The adhesive bonding method of the instant invention can maintain the alignment precision between the components being bonded so as to optimize products' performances. The invention also provides a plate installing device with a light concentrator, which can be installed by the adhesive bonding method above mentioned.08-12-2010
20090107612METHOD FOR APPLYING AND MONITORING AN APPLICATION STRUCTURE COMPRISING A REPAIRING FUNCTION AND DEVICE THEREFORE - A method for applying and monitoring an application structure comprising a repairing function and device thereof are provided. The method includes arranging automatically a first application structure on the substrate using the application device. The first application structure on the substrate monitored by the at least one camera such that the at least one camera is constantly aligned to the first application structure and the first application structure. The method further includes transmitting the images acquired by the at least one camera to an image processing device that analyzes the images of the first application structure and the image processing device filing partial areas of the first application structure. The method also includes applying, after application of all partial areas of the first application structure, at least a second application structure to the substrate by the application device based on the repair list.04-30-2009
20090038734Bonding Method and Method of Manufacturing a Display Device - Air bubbles or foreign objects in a transparent adhesive layer that bonds a transparent plate and a plate-like member together in full-surface contact are detected without fail. For the detection, an optical fiber or the like is used to irradiate the adhesive layer with light from a side, the cast light is guided through the adhesive layer, and a state of the adhesive layer is checked with the guided light. A check that discriminates defects in the adhesive layer from defects in the bonded transparent plate is thus made possible.02-12-2009
20090071588METHOD OF MANUFACTURING HERMETICALLY SEALED CONTAINER - The method of manufacturing a hermetically sealed container improved is provided. The height of each location of a bonding member is measured across all the extending directions of the bonding member. The control computer decides a pressing force of a pressing cylinder for pressing and deforming the substrate so that a constant pressure is applied between a substrate and the bonding member based on the height of the bonding member of the position heated by a heater. Next, a rotating body, the heater, and the pressing cylinder, which are integrally fixed, are scanned along the bonding member. By the pressing force calculated by the control computer, the pressing cylinder is driven and the rotating body is pressed to the substrate side, while being rotationally driven, so that the light beam by the heater such as a laser device is irradiated.03-19-2009
20100300600NUMERICALLY CONTROLLED COMPOSITE COMPACTION DEVICE - A method of manufacturing a composite structure by compacting layers of laminate material within a mold and then curing the layers of laminate material within the mold.12-02-2010
20110126958MONITORING ELECTRICAL CONTINUITY FOR ENVELOPE SEAL INTEGRITY - A method for producing an envelope having improved seal integrity, comprising the steps of (i) applying a first conductive material to the flap of the envelope in an first area corresponding to a first seal location between the flap and the body portion of the envelope and (ii) applying a second conductive material to the body portion of the envelope in a second area corresponding to a second seal location between the body portion and flap of the envelope, the first and second seal locations being selected such that an end of the first conductive material contacts an end of the second conductive material when the conductive materials are arranged in a substantially common plane. The method further comprises the steps of sealing the flap to the body portion by closing the flap onto the body portion of the envelope to cause the conductive materials to lie in the substantially common plane, and inspecting the sealing interface to determine whether the conductive materials exhibit a property of electrical continuity thereby confirming that a seal has been formed between the flap and body portion of the envelope. A system and article is also described for producing an envelope having improved seal integrity.06-02-2011
20110000599Burn Protective Materials - A method is described for reducing the afterflame of a flammable, meltable material. A textile composite is described comprising an outer textile comprising a flammable, meltable material, and a heat reactive material comprising a polymer resin-expandable graphite mixture.01-06-2011
20110000600METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR STITCHING TIRE PATCHES - Methods, computer program products, and apparatus for stitching the interior surface of a tire, the steps of the method including rotating the tire about a central rotational axis, applying a force to maintain the tire in a substantially radial fixed position relative to a stitching wheel; applying a predetermined force to the interior surface of the tire with the stitching wheel, the stitching wheel contacting the interior surface of the tire while the tire is rotating; and, mechanically translating the stitching wheel laterally across the interior of the tire during tire rotation.01-06-2011
20110024022METROLOGICAL SCALE - A method of applying a marking onto a metrological scale. The method comprises locating one or more markings on the scale substrate in a provisional state; checking whether the one or more markings located on the scale substrate are acceptable; and finalising the one or markings which are acceptable so as to transform the one or more markings into a finalised state.02-03-2011
20110017380MAPPING TOW SPLICES IN COMPOSITE STRUCTURES - The three dimensional (3-D) locations of splices in pre-preg tows placed by an automatic fiber placement machine to form a laminated composite structure are mapped to allow visualization of alignment patterns in the splices.01-27-2011
20110030876MEDICAL DEVICES AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME - Medical devices and related methods are disclosed.02-10-2011
20110030874LOW TEMPERATURE METHOD OF BONDING SUBSTRATES HAVING AT LEAST ONE SURFACE THAT INCLUDES A LAYER OF SU8 - A method of bonding at least two substrates, each substrate having at least one surface that includes a layer of SU8, said method comprising soft baking at least a portion of the layer of SU8 of the first and second substrates, exposing at least the portion of the layer of SU8 of the first and second substrates to ultraviolet (UV) radiation to cross-link at least the portion of the layer of SU8 of the second substrate to a suitable degree, post exposure baking at least the portion of the layer of SU8 of the first substrate at a temperature greater than or equal to 20 degree Celsius (° C.) and less than or equal to 50 degree Celsius (° C.) to cross-link at least the portion of the layer of SU8 of the first substrate to a suitable degree. The method also includes compressing the portion of the cross-linked layer of SU8 of the first substrate against the portion of the cross-linked layer of SU8 of the second substrate at a suitable starting temperature (T02-10-2011
20090065120BONDING SHEET APPLYING APPARATUS AND METHOD - A bonding sheet applying apparatus of the present invention includes an applying stage for supporting a board, an applying unit having a bonding-sheet supplying device for supplying a bonding sheet to above the board supported by the applying stage and an applying head provided above the board so as to be movable up and down, for sequentially pressing the bonding sheet supplied by the bonding-sheet supplying device on a plurality of applying positions arranged on the board, a transfer device for transferring the applying unit, which has completed a bonding sheet applying operation for one of the applying positions, to a position upward above another applying position at which a bonding sheet applying operation has not been completed, and an inspection device for inspecting an applied state of the bonding sheet which has already been applied by the applying unit, while the applying unit is successively performing the bonding sheet applying operations.03-12-2009
20110108181METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ONLINE QUALITY MONITORING AND CONTROL OF A VIBRATION WELDING PROCESS - A method for monitoring and controlling a vibration welding system includes collecting sensory data during formation of a welded joint using sensors positioned with respect to welding interfaces of a work piece. A host machine extracts a feature set from a welding signature collectively defined by the sensory data, compares and correlates the feature set with validated information in a library, and executes a control action(s) when the present feature set insufficiently matches the information. A welding system includes a sonotrode, sensors, and the host machine. The host machine is configured to execute the method noted above.05-12-2011
20110083791INFORMATION STORING, READOUT AND CALCULATION SYSTEM FOR USE IN A SYSTEM FOR CONTINUOUSLY MANUFACTURING LIQUID-CRYSTAL DISPLAY ELEMENTS, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME - An information storage-readout-calculation system for use in a continuous manufacturing system of liquid-crystal display elements, comprising information storage medium for storing information of defects detected through a preliminary inspection of a continuous polarizing composite film included in a continuous optical film laminate, a roll of a continuous inspected optical film laminate being provided with identification means and a slitting position calculation means for determining defective-polarizing-sheet slitting positions to define defect-containing polarizing sheets having defects and normal-polarizing-sheet slitting positions to define defect-free polarizing sheets by using defect position information read out from the information storage medium based on the identification means, an, a method for manufacturing the information storage-readout-calculation system.04-14-2011
20110083789METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTINUOUSLY MANUFACTURING LIQUID-CRYSTAL DISPLAY ELEMENT - A method and a system for continuously manufacturing liquid-crystal display elements, using a continuous optical film laminate which comprises at least an optically functional film having an adhesive layer provided thereon and a carrier film releasably laminated on said adhesive layer, the optically functional film including at least one defect-free region and at least one defect-containing region, the defect-free region having a predefined length corresponding to a dimension of a liquid-crystal panel, the defect-containing region including at least one defect and defined as a region having a predefined length which is different from the length of the defect-free region, slit lines being sequentially formed to extend in a transverse direction of the optical film laminate to form defect-free, normal optically functional film sheets and defect-containing optically functional film sheets.04-14-2011
20110083787METHOD OF IMPULSE WELDING NON-WATERPROOF, DIGITALLY PRINTABLE FABRICS - A method of impulse welding a first and a second fabric panel together. The method includes positioning a sealing tape between the panels, applying heat and pressure to the same, followed immediately by applying cold and pressure to the same. The first and second fabric panels are fabrics that are non-waterproof and are either digitally printed or digitally printable. The sealing tape is a tape that melts into and bonds the fabric panels together.04-14-2011
20110083786ADAPTIVE CHUCK FOR PLANAR BONDING BETWEEN SUBSTRATES - An electrostatic chuck includes an array of independently biased conductive chuck elements, an array of sensor-conductor assemblies, and/or a combination of an array of sensor-conductor assemblies and at least one motorized chuck. Conductive chuck elements, either standing alone or embedded in a sensor-conductor assembly, are independently biased electrostatically to compensate for bowing and/or warping of a substrate thereupon so that the substrate can be bonded with a planar surface. A single electrostatic chuck can be employed to reduce the bowing and warping of one of the two substrates to be bonded, or two electrostatic chucks can be employed to minimize the bowing and warping of two substrates to be bonded.04-14-2011
20100193105FABRICATION AND INSTALLATION OF PREFORMED DIELECTRIC INSERTS FOR LIGHTNING STRIKE PROTECTION - A fabrication method for providing a relatively smooth surface associated with lightning strike protection for composite materials joined with fasteners recessed below the surface is described. The method includes coating at least one of a head of the fastener and a preformed dielectric insert with an adhesive, inserting the preformed dielectric insert into the recess such that the adhesive engages both contours of the recess and the preformed dielectric insert, and removing any excess adhesive from the surface area of the composite material and a top surface of the insert.08-05-2010
20110083788SUBSTRATE BONDING APPARATUS AND SUBSTRATE BONDING METHOD - A substrate bonding apparatus includes a vacuum chamber having a bonding space where a first substrate and a second substrates are bonded together, a first pump for sucking air of the bonding space at a first intensity, a second pump for sucking the air of the bonding space at a second intensity greater than the first intensity, a nitrogen supply for supplying nitrogen to the bonding space, a sensor for sensing the pressure of the bonding space; and a controller for controlling the first pump, the second pump, and the nitrogen supply.04-14-2011
20090056855LAMINATOR, PRESSURE MEMBRANE, AND METHOD FOR LAMINATING COMPONENT STACKS - A pressure membrane, a method and a laminator for laminating components, in particular solar cell modules or laminated glass plates, through the combined application of pressure and heat. The laminator includes at least one laminating chamber that accommodates one or more component stacks, the chamber having a component support and at least one heating device. Each heating device is made up of at least one heating element. At least one elastic and/or flexible pressure membrane is clamped in pressure-tight fashion in the chamber above the component support and is movable relative thereto. The pressure membrane divides a lower chamber part from an upper chamber part. At least the lower chamber part is capable of being sealed in airtight fashion and is capable of being evacuated and ventilated. The at least one heating element is provided integrally with the pressure membrane.03-05-2009
20090050253Reprocess Indicating Device - The present invention provides a secure indicator label device for use on an article or container which includes a visual indicator, tamper-evident and/or anti-counterfeit features. Also provided are methods for indicating whether an article or the contents of a container have been exposed to a particular environment and a method for reducing the likelihood of improper re-use of a single-use article or container.02-26-2009
20100236689ADHESIVE SHEET FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD USING THE SHEET - The present invention provides an adhesive sheet for manufacturing a semiconductor device, which, even when the adhesive sheet is made thin, makes it possible to easily identify the presence or absence of the adhesive sheet, thereby decreasing down time for the manufacturing apparatus and enabling an improvement of the yield, and to provide a semiconductor device manufacturing method using the sheet. The present invention relates to an adhesive sheet for manufacturing a semiconductor device which is used to adhere a semiconductor element to an adherend, wherein the adhesive sheet contains a pigment which adsorbs or reflects light having a wavelength in a range from 290 to 450 nm.09-23-2010
20110100525Method and apparatus for inspecting joined object formed by friction stir joining - This invention provides a method for inspecting a joined region and joining strength of a joined object formed by a spot friction stir joining process. In this method, an ultrasonic wave is introduced into the joined object from a backing face 05-05-2011
20110100523MEASURING EQUIPMENT AND METHOD FOR FORMING LAMINATED BODY - A method for improving an accuracy of measurement of the thickness of a green sheet, and additionally improving yield of a green sheet used for formation of a laminated body is provided. The thickness of each of a plurality of ceramic green sheets is measured, and an average and a variation of obtained thickness measurement values are checked against predetermined ranking criteria. Thereby, a ranking is performed in which the plurality of ceramic green sheets are classified into a plurality of ranks set in the ranking criteria. When forming the laminated body, only a ceramic green sheet belonging to at least one of the ranks which is in advance allowed to be used is used as a ceramic green sheet constituting each layer of the laminated body.05-05-2011
20110073240CRYSTAL-OSCILLATOR FABRICATING APPARATUS AND METHOD - A method of fabricating a crystal oscillator includes applying an adhesive to an electrode pad; determining whether the applied adhesive is in an area outside of the electrode pad; removing at least part of the adhesive in the area outside of the electrode pad using a laser beam when a portion of the applied adhesive is determined to be in the area outside of the electrode pad; and disposing an electrode of a crystal resonator on the adhesive applied to the electrode pad.03-31-2011
20120061000DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DETECTING THE ACTUAL POSITION OF AT LEAST ONE LABEL TRANSFER ELEMENT OF A LABELING MACHINE - The invention relates to a device and an associated method for detecting the actual position (P) of at least one label transfer element (03-15-2012
20120060998SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SEALING THE TRAILING EDGE OF A PRINTED ARTICLE - A kicker wheel for folding and sealing the trailing edge of a folded article with sealing tabs. The kicker wheel can include a thin product support rail to support the article during activation of an air nozzle. The kicker wheel can also include a profiled tab swipe to fold and seal one or more tabs on the trailing edge of the article. The kicker wheel can be substantially cylindrical or can have an arcuate portion and a counterweight portion. One or more kicker wheels can be used in conjunction with an improved tabbing machine. The tabbing machine can include one or more air jets that along with the kicker wheel enable tabs to be applied to multiple sides of the article without turning or flipping the article.03-15-2012
20110061787System For Finishing Printed Labels Using Multiple X-Y Cutters - A label finishing station receives a web carrying printed images for labels arranged so there are a plurality of images formed in rows or ranks across the width of the web. The images are also arranged in longitudinal columns along the length of the web. A cutting station carries a plurality of cutter heads to cut out the plurality of labels forming each row or rank simultaneously. The web, with the label peripheries cut out, may be slit longitudinally and formed into finished rolls of labels.03-17-2011
20110048608REWIND-REEL DRIVEN LABEL APPLICATOR - A label applicator for separating labels from a continuous carrier strip and applying the labels to an object positioned at the applicator includes a baseplate, a supply reel, a rewind reel, a motor and a rotary encoder. The supply reel is operably mounted to the baseplate and configured for supporting the carrier strip having labels thereon. The rewind reel is also operably mounted to the baseplate and rewinds the carrier strip after label disbursement. The motor is operably connected to the rewind reel and configured for moving or advancing the carrier strip through the applicator, while the rotary encoder controls a linear speed of the carrier strip through the applicator.03-03-2011
20110146880METHOD AND DEVICE FOR EQUIPPING CONTAINERS - The invention relates to a method for equipping containers (06-23-2011
20110209809METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PRODUCING CORRUGATED MATERIAL - A method and system for automatically changing the flute size in a corrugation process without stopping or slowing the overall corrugation process utilizing a first single-faced web having a first flute size and a second single-faced web having a second flute size. The first single-faced web is conveyed along a track into a double backer forming a first corrugated material. When a flute change sequence is initiated, the single-faced web is cut using a pressurized stream of water such that the single-faced web disengages with the double backer. Generally simultaneously, the second single-faced web is introduced into the double backer using an air jet, wherein a second corrugated material is formed.09-01-2011
20090000723IN-PROCESS VISION DETECTION OF FLAW AND FOD CHARACTERISTICS - An inspection system (01-01-2009
20090000724Method for determining the adaptability of lining materials for vehicle components - The invention relates to a method for determining the adaptability of lining materials for automotive vehicle components, which materials are joined thereto by means of an adhesive, comprising the following steps: obtaining samples (01-01-2009
20120199264MANUFACTURING METHOD OF AN APERTURE DEVICE - A method of manufacturing an aperture device for forming a filter into a predetermined shape by die cutting, comprises a sheet setting step of positioning and setting a filter sheet material in a die-cutting forming die, a density boundary line identifying step of optically reading a density pattern of the light-reducing film and identifying a boundary line of changes, a die-cutting position correcting step of making a relative position adjustment to the sheet material and a die-cutting position of the die-cutting forming die, a filter forming step of forming the filter sheet material into a predetermined shape by die cutting, and a bonding step of bonding the filter to the base plate. In the filter forming step, an alignment reference face is formed concurrently with forming the filter sheet material into a predetermined shape by die cutting, and formed in a predetermined positional relationship with the density boundary line.08-09-2012
20080314498Apparatus and Method for Ultrasonic Processing of Laminates - A method for ultrasonic debulking a composite laminate (12-25-2008
20080314501Tool and Method for Heat Sealing Lidstock - A heat sealing tool for sealing a lidstock to a rigid polymeric container comprising a well and a flange with a curved upper sealing surface and a lower surface wherein the tool comprises a first plate adapted to contact the lower surface of the flange and a second plate adapted to press the lidstock against the sealing surface of the flange, wherein the second plate is curved with substantially the same curvature as the sealing surface of the flange.12-25-2008
20080314499Apparatus for Conforming a Planar Film on an Optical Lens, Method for Functionalizing an Optical Lens By Means of Said Apparatus, the Optical Lens So-Obtained - The present invention relates to an apparatus for conforming a functionalized flexible planar film on an optical lens. The apparatus according to the invention may also be used in a process of functionalization of an optical lens. As a factor of the functionalization that one wishes to introduce into said optical lens and the nature of the functionalized flexible planar film used, the functionalization process is a process of gluing, transfer, or molding of a functionalized flexible planar film onto an optical lens. The implementation of each of these respective processes makes it possible to obtain a functionalized optical lens, said functionalization being adhered, transferred, or molded using a functionalized flexible planar film.12-25-2008
20110041982LATERAL POSITION DETECTION AND CONTORL FOR FRICTION STIR SYSTEMS - Friction stir methods are disclosed for processing at least one workpiece using a rotary tool with rotating member for contacting and processing the workpiece. The methods include oscillating the rotary tool laterally with respect to a selected propagation path for the rotating member with respect to the workpiece to define an oscillation path for the rotating member. The methods further include obtaining force signals or parameters related to the force experienced by the rotary tool at least while the rotating member is disposed at the extremes of the oscillation. The force signals or parameters associated with the extremes can then be analyzed to determine a lateral position of the selected path with respect to a target path and a lateral offset value can be determined based on the lateral position. The lateral distance between the selected path and the target path can be decreased based on the lateral offset value.02-24-2011
20080223501DISPLAY PANEL, METHOD OF INSPECTING LEAD BONDING OF DISPLAY PANEL, AND LEAD BONDING METHOD OF DISPLAY PANEL - A display panel including a substrate and a plurality of films for carrying chips is provided. The substrate has a display region and a non-display region located at one side of the display region. The non-display region has a plurality of pad regions, and each pad region has a plurality of first leads and at least one first displacement measuring mark disposed therein. The first displacement measuring mark is located at at least one side of all the first leads. The films for carrying chips are correspondingly sticking on the substrate. Each film for carrying chips has a plurality of second leads and at least one second displacement measuring mark. The second displacement measuring mark is located at least one side of all the second leads and is corresponding to the first displacement measuring mark. The second leads are correspondingly connected with the first leads.09-18-2008
20100288419METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ORIENTING THE ROTATIONAL POSITION OF CONTAINERS, IN PARTICULAR OF BOTTLES - A method and a device for orienting the rotational position of containers, in particular bottles, wherein or by means of which a feature on the container is detected and an actual rotational position of the container is calculated on the basis of the detected feature and a control signal for moving the container to a desired rotational position is calculated, while the container is being rotated. The method and device reduce the time required for the orientation of the containers.11-18-2010
20120199265OPTICAL FILM MATERIAL ROLL AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE USING THEREOF - Disclosed is a material roll that includes a roll of an optical film having defect information markings printed thereon and is resistant to the formation of a defect by the transfer of a bump/dent deformation at the marking site. The material roll includes a long sheet of an optical film with polarizer wound into roll shape; and marking(s) formed at or in a vicinity of at least one defect site. The marking has an optical density of 1.5 or more, and a thickness of a center part of the marking is 1.5 μm or less. The marking preferably has an optical density per unit thickness of 2.5 μm08-09-2012
20110253288ASSEMBLY FOR AND METHOD OF FORMING LOCALIZED SURFACE WRINKLES - An assembly including and method of forming arbitrary localized wrinkles upon a surface utilizing a shape memory polymer substrate and rigid overlay, wherein the geometrical distribution of the wrinkles is produced by recovering a lateral strain history within the substrate and buckling the overlay, and the localized wrinkles are used to create, among other things, optically three-dimensional engaging surfaces, structural colors, modified surface texturing, and haptic alerts.10-20-2011
20110005656OPTICAL DISPLAY DEVICE MANUFACTURING SYSTEM AND OPTICAL DISPLAY DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD - Provided are an optical display device manufacturing system and an optical display device manufacturing method which can more preferably carry out a defect inspection. A detection condition of a defect in the inspection of an optical film before being bonded to an optical display unit carried out by a defect inspection apparatus (01-13-2011
20110083790METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTINUOUSLY MANUFACTURING LIQUID-CRYSTAL DISPLAY ELEMENT - A method for continuously manufacturing liquid-crystal display elements includes steps of; continuously feeding an optical film laminate, calculating a length measurement data based on the feed length of the optical film laminate, detecting a mark provided to the optical film laminate indicating defect information in a polarizing composite film being detected in a preliminary inspection, sequentially forming slit lines in a transverse direction with respect to the feed direction of the optical film laminate, determining the polarizing composite film sheet separated by the respective slit lines is a defective polarizing sheet or a normal polarizing sheet, peeling a sheet determined to be a normal polarizing sheet from the carrier film, and laminating the normal polarizing sheet to a respective one of liquid-crystal panel.04-14-2011
20100282394PROCESS FOR CREATING AN INGROWTH PREVENTING INDWELLING CATHETER ASSEMBLY - A surgically implantable delivery or drainage catheter assembly includes a porous fiber membrane that is permeable to the intended drainage or delivery fluid, yet has an outer surface morphology and porosity that prevents the ingrowth of tissue. The porous fiber membrane is created using a phase-inversion process which is controlled to select a desired porosity. A reinforcement member is also disposed within the porous fiber membrane.11-11-2010
20120031540PAINT SWATCH TEST DEVICE AND METHOD - A paint swatch test device includes a transparent or translucent substrate, such as a sheet of polymeric material, and a plurality of different primer coating patches on the substrate. The patches preferably form a grayscale series of neutral white and gray primer patches having stepwise increments in light reflectance values. The patches can also be provided on an opaque substrate. The color suitability and/or hiding power of a topcoat paint desired to be applied to a surface to be painted can be determined by coating the topcoat paint on at least a portion of a surface of the transparent or translucent substrate, providing a grayscale series of patches between the paint coating and the surface to be painted, and observing the appearance of the paint coating where patches are beneath the coating and where patches are not beneath the coating.02-09-2012
20120031539METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ASSEMBLY OF FIBERGLASS REINFORCED SUCKER RODS - Methods for assembling fiberglass reinforced plastic sucker rods include transporting fiberglass reinforced plastic sucker rod sections from an off-site location to an assembly facility at or near a point of use, and transporting a sufficient number of metallic end fittings to connect respective ends of the plurality of sucker rod sections in series at the assembly facility. Systems for assembly of completed sucker rods from sucker rod sections transported from off-site location to or near a point of use. The systems may include a female threaded end component, collar and machine mount that allows completed sucker rods to be pull tested, and record load, peak load, and elongation during the pull test.02-09-2012
20110108182HIGH SPEED DECORATING SYSTEM - A label applicator system provides for high speed, accurate label transfer from a web to items moving on an item transport along a path relative to the system. The items, such as bottles, have a contoured surface. The applicator includes a supply reel for supplying labels on a web and a take-up for taking up the web after transfer of the label. A drive roller moves the web through the applicator system. The system includes a web positioning assembly and a movable label applicator head. A contour sensor senses the bottle contour and develops a profile for the head to follow to apply the labels to the bottles. The supply, take-up and the drive are operably engaged with one another to maintain a relatively constant tension in the web. The web positioning assembly is configured to advance and retract the web to accommodate a pitch difference between the bottles in the bottle transport and the labels on the web and to accommodate movement of the decorating head toward and away from the bottles in the bottle transport.05-12-2011
20110114247Apparatus and Method for Ultrasonic Processing of Laminates - A method for ultrasonic debulking a composite laminate includes the steps of defining a path across the laminate, the path having a starting location and an ending location and applying a force to and transmitting ultrasonic vibration into the laminate along the path, beginning at the starting location and ending at the ending location. The method further includes determining a temperature of a surface of the laminate proximate to the path and varying at least one of an amplitude of the ultrasonic vibration, the applied force, a feed rate at which the force and the ultrasonic vibration are applied along the path, an angle at which the ultrasonic vibration is applied to the laminate, and an interval at which plies of the laminate are processed, based upon the determined temperature of the surface of the laminate.05-19-2011
20110114246APPLICATION OF SEALING MATERIALS TO SURFACES - A method and an apparatus for application of sealing or shim material to surfaces is provided. The materials are used in particular in the construction of aircraft and other vehicles. The materials are typically interposed in a joint between a vehicle structural element and a vehicle external surface forming component. The sealing materials are adherent. The apparatus of the invention includes a moveable arm carrying an end member having a curved surface. The arm applies the curves surface to a web of the sealing material so that the sealing material becomes wrapped around the curved surface. The arm is then moved to the location of the joint and the web of sealing or shim material is applied to the joint surface by causing or allowing the end member to roll of said surface.05-19-2011
20100294417Display panel manufacturing method, display panel manufacturing apparatus, and display panel - A liquid crystal panel 11-25-2010
20100294418METHOD OF MANUFACTURING OPTICAL DISPLAY UNIT AND MANUFACTURING SYSTEM OF OPTICAL DISPLAY UNIT - Provided are a method of manufacturing an optical display unit and a manufacturing system of the optical display unit wherein in the case of sticking an optical film to an optical display substrate, a defective optical film is eliminated optimally and precision of the elimination can be confirmed. The method is characterized in that in the process of conveying sheet product, a predictive conveyance distance when conveying positional identification information provided to the sheet product from a first position upstream in the conveyance to a second position downstream of the first position in the conveyance is compared with a measured conveyance distance from the first position to the second position obtained by detecting the positional identification information by use of a detection means respectively at the first position and the second position, and the conveyance processing of the sheet product is corrected so that the measured conveyance distance is within the predetermined range of the predictive conveyance distance.11-25-2010
20100294416PROTECTIVE TAPE JOINING METHOD AND PROTECTIVE TAPE JOINING APPARATUS - A tape level detecting device detects a level of a protective tape supplied above a holding table in a given position on a side where joining of the protective tape starts to control the level of the protective tape in the given position on the side where the joining starts in accordance with detected results on the level of the protective tape such that the detected level of the protective tape may fall within a reference range set in advance.11-25-2010
20090205767MACHINE ASSISTED LAMINATOR AND METHOD - A method of fabricating a composite part comprises generating a partial vacuum between a ply material and a form, advancing the partial vacuum and the ply material along the form, sensing an edge of a previously applied course of the ply material and cutting a profile on the ply material in response to the sensed edge.08-20-2009
20090211690Rapid Prototyping of Microstructures Using a Cutting Plotter - A method for making a microstructure includes: providing a film (08-27-2009
20110186203METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING PROPER CURING OF PIPE LINERS USING DISTRIBUTED TEMPERATURE SENSING - The present invention relates to method and apparatus utilizing distributed temperature sensing (DTS) to monitor the temperature of a cured-in-place pipe liner to determine if proper curing temperatures and times are achieved. More particularly, an optical fiber is placed in the pipe between the original pipe and the liner running the entire length of the liner. The optical fiber is coupled to a DTS unit at neo end. During curing of the liner, the DTS unit sends light pulses down the fiber from one end and detects the characteristics and time delay of light backscattered to the unit. The characteristics of the backscattered light is indicative of the temperature of the optical fiber, while the time delay between the sending of the light pulse and the detection of any portion of the backscatter signal is indicative of the round trip time of the light within the fiber, and thus the distance down the fiber from the DTS unit from which that particular backscatter signal originated.08-04-2011
20100018627METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PRODUCING FILM COMPOSITES - The invention relates to a method and a device for producing film composites. In a first method step, a first individual film is picked up by at least one first gripping device and the gripping device is moved together with the film in a first movement direction. In a further method step, the position of the film in the first movement direction is determined, and the film is fixed at a predefined position in the first movement direction. In a further method step, the position of the first film in a second movement direction is determined, said second movement direction being substantially perpendicular to the first movement direction, and the first film is moved in a second movement direction. According to the invention, the film is gripped by a second gripping device for transport in the second movement direction.01-28-2010
20080308210PROCESS DEVELOPMENT PROTOCOL AND VACUUM BAG PROCESS FOR CARBON-EPOXY PREPREG - A protocol for determining process parameters for debulking composite laminates is established using a standardized a double vacuum debulk (DVD) process. This allows for the development of a rapid fabrication process for thick laminates of toughened carbon/epoxy composite materials. For rework, a single piece multilayer patch is made available for bonding with an adhesive layer to a prepared structural area.12-18-2008
20100186873TAPER TENSION CONTROL METHOD OF WINDING PROCESS FOR WEB HANDLING SYSTEM - According to the disclosed is a method for controlling taper tension in the winding section of a web handling system, a more stable, high-quality wound roll can be produced by stabilizing radial stress distribution and minimizing telescoping, which is the lateral displacement of material in the winding section, using either hybrid taper tension control through a hybrid factor (α) or heaviside taper tension control through a heaviside factor (φ), in the winding process, which is the final section of the roll-to-roll or web handling system.07-29-2010
20120037294PNEUMATIC TIRE SET - On a tire inner surface “is” facing a tire cavity “i” surrounded by a rim 02-16-2012
20090173428Precision Lamination of Multilayered Structures - This document describes the methodology for laminating layers of converted materials to form a precision laminated multilayered structure. With this methodology the pattern in the next layer to be laminated to create the multilayered structure can be adjusted based upon first or prior layer that the next layer is to be laminated to. The next layer will then be precisely aligned to the first or prior layers creating a precision laminated multilayer structure.07-09-2009
20090173427METHOD FOR CONTROLLING HEATING ROLLERS AND LAMINATOR USING SUCH METHOD - The present invention relates to a laminator and a method for controlling the heating rollers of the laminator. In the preheating stage, the rotational directions of the heating rollers are reverse to those during the heating and pressing operation. As a consequence, the article fails to be transported across the region between the heating rollers before the heating and pressing operation is performed.07-09-2009
20110146879METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR JOINING PANELS CONSTITUTING COMPONENTS OF MOTOR-VEHICLE BODIES, WITH QUALITY CONTROL - A substantial portion of the peripheral edges of two panels forming a component of a motor-vehicle body, in particular a front bonnet of a motor-vehicle, is joined by interposing a thermosetting adhesive. Polymerisation of the adhesive is obtained by heating, without introducing the structure into an oven, by means of one or more induction heating coil, which are shaped and arranged in proximity and along the peripheral edges of the two panels. The quality of the induction heating process is controlled according to signals output by a thermographic detection camera which is positioned adjustable at a point from which it can acquire a thermographic image of the entire extension of said peripheral edges of the panels to be joined, so as to allow simultaneously controlling the temperature reached by each portion of the peripheral edges of the panels.06-23-2011
20090288754LAYERED FILM FABRICATION METHOD, LAYERED FILM DEFECT DETECTION METHOD, LAYERED FILM DEFECT DETECTION DEVICE, LAYERED FILM, AND IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE - When inspecting a defect of a layered film having a polarizer by using an inspection polarizing filter or an inspection phase difference filter, members to be arranged in the imaging optical path are arranged in an appropriate order. A defect detection method of a layered film (11-26-2009
20120037295SHEET MATERIAL WITH INDEX OPENINGS AND METHOD FOR MAKING AND USING - A sheet material with index openings for use with a card printer. The sheet material comprises a substrate layer and registered elements that alternate with the index openings. The registered elements can be, for example, card-sized patches of laminating material or holograms. The index openings are used to achieve proper alignment of the registered elements to the cards.02-16-2012
20120037293DEVICE AND METHOD FOR APPLYING SPACER TAPES TO GLASS PANES - An device for simultaneous application of elastoplastic spacer tapes to two glass panes with identical outline shape and identical dimensions has two application heads (02-16-2012
20120037292FLEXIBLE FILM APPLICATION FOR DECORATIVE COATINGS - A film application system having multiple foil application stations. Each foil application station has a support for an elongated plastic component (typically vinyl) having an input and an output side. A drive moves successive elongated components along a path through the application station from the input side to the output side as decorative foil is applied to a surface of the component. A properly positioned and oriented transfer head applies heat and pressure to the elongated film as the component moves through the application station. The disclosed system must accommodate different style and shape components corresponding to different style windows, doors, or sashes. A backing fixture that is configured to support a given configuration component is positioned to support the component as the component moves through the application station in a region of the transfer head.02-16-2012
20120305167AIRCRAFT STRUCTURES BONDED WITH ADHESIVE INCLUDING MAGNETOSTRICTIVE MATERIAL - First and second aircraft structures are bonded together with an adhesive including strain-sensitive magnetostrictive material.12-06-2012
20100186872METHOD FOR LAYING DOWN AT LEAST AN ELASTIC ELEMENT IN A PROCESS FOR PRODUCING TYRES FOR VEHICLES, PROCESS FOR PRODUCING TYRES FOR VEHICLES AND APPARATUS FOR CARRYING OUT SAID LAYING DOWN METHOD - A method of laying down at least one elastic element in a process for producing tyres for vehicles includes the following steps: determining a first parameter representative of a laying speed at which at least one elastic element is laid down around a tyre forming drum; determining a second parameter representative of a percent elongation to be applied to the elastic element; adjusting, as a function of the first and second parameters, a rotation speed of a control roller positioned upstream of the forming drum and having a radially external surface at least partly in engagement with the elastic element for controlling the laying profile of the at least one elastic element. A process for producing tyres for vehicles and an apparatus for carrying out the laying method are also described.07-29-2010
20110315297METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANELS - The invention is a method for continuously manufacturing an inspected liquid crystal display panel, includes: a liquid crystal cell feeding step including feeding a liquid crystal cell having a first substrate and a second substrate; a first polarizing plate providing step including providing a first polarizing plate from a first polarizing plate roll; a first polarizing plate laminating step including laminating the first polarizing plate to the first substrate; a second polarizing plate providing step including providing a second polarizing plate from a second polarizing plate roll; a second polarizing plate laminating step including laminating the second polarizing plate to the second substrate to obtain a liquid crystal display panel after laminating the first polarizing plate to the first substrate; and an inspecting step including optically inspecting the liquid crystal display panel without applying voltage to the liquid crystal panel, wherein the first substrate is less susceptible to electrostatic decay in the liquid crystal cell than the second substrate.12-29-2011
20120234459MACHINE FOR OPTICAL BONDING, SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USE THEREOF - An adhesive application valve comprising an applicator, a Z-axis actuator operably connected to the applicator, wherein the Z-axis actuator and the rotation device are each capable of moving independently of each other to position the applicator in a position to apply an amount of adhesive to a top substrate prior to bonding with a bottom substrate is provided. Furthermore, a machine comprising an end effector, and an adhesive application valve configured to apply an amount of adhesive onto the top substrate, the end effector configured to place the top substrate into a position of engagement with the adhesive application valve, and place the top substrate onto the bottom substrate to facilitate initial contact between the adhesive applied to the top substrate and a fill material applied to the bottom substrate is also provided. A method of optical bonding is further provided.09-20-2012
20090211689AUTOMATIC PRESSURE AND TEMPERATURE CONTROL APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CURING TIRE ASSEMBLIES - An automatic pressure and temperature control apparatus and method for use in curing tire assemblies including retread tire assemblies is provided. Using water as a heating medium, a new process control method and apparatus is described that allows a more precise control of process variables during steady state conditions such that heat transfer is improved and the undesirable formation of steam is eliminated. Existing processes and equipment for curing tire assemblies can be modified, using the teaching disclosed herein, to implement and achieve the benefits of the present invention.08-27-2009
20100078114METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR JOINING ADHESIVE TAPE - An adhesive tape is supplied to a back face side of a ring frame, joined to the ring frame with a joining roller, and cut by pivoting a cutter blade along the ring frame. Subsequently, an inspection ring of an inspecting mechanism perform suction on the adhesive tape while contacting the adhesive tape adjacent an inner periphery of the ring frame. Separation of the adhesive tape from the ring frame is determined based on variations of the suction pressure. When the separation of the adhesive tape from the ring frame is detected, the adhesive tape is joined again with the joining roller provided in the cutter mechanism.04-01-2010
20120006463METHOD FOR MOLECULAR ADHESION BONDING WITH COMPENSATION FOR RADIAL MISALIGNMENT - A method for bonding a first wafer on a second wafer by molecular adhesion, where the wafers have an initial radial misalignment between them. The method includes bringing the two wafers into contact so as to initiate the propagation of a bonding wave between the two wafers while a predefined bonding curvature is imposed on at least one of the two wafers during the contacting step as a function of the initial radial misalignment.01-12-2012
20120006464FLEXIBLE ELECTRONIC PRODUCT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A method is described for manufacturing a flexible electronic product, the method comprising the steps of—providing (S01-12-2012
20120205026METHOD FOR BUILDING MAGNETIC CORE INCLUDING LAMINATIONS BOUND INTO PACKS FOR ELECTRICAL MACHINE - A method for building a magnetic core including laminations bound into packs for an electrical machine comprises steps of: stacking a group of laminations one on top of the other to build the core; binding into a pack the group building the core by locking members that axially compress the group with a predetermined clamping force; pre-compressing, before clamping the pack by the locking members, the group by a pre-compression press that is independent and separate from the locking members; measuring an axial length of the group while the group is being compressed by the pre-compression press; initially forming the group with a normally lacking number of laminations to initially have the measured length that is lower than or substantially equal to a desired length; and adding, after having completed pre-compression, an additional number of laminations to the group determined according to a difference between the desired and measured lengths.08-16-2012
20120012240VIBRATION WELDING SYSTEM - A vibration welding system has a pair of electromagnets coupled to a first workpiece support for effecting reciprocating movement of the first workpiece support relative to a second workpiece support, and an electrical drive system coupled to the electromagnets for successively energizing and de-energizing the electromagnets out of phase with each other to effect the reciprocating movement of the first workpiece support. The drive system includes a source of DC current; multiple controllable electronic switching devices for controllably coupling the source to, and de-coupling the source from, each of the electromagnets; current sensors coupled to the electromagnets and producing signals representing the currents supplied to the electromagnets; and control circuitry coupled to the electronic switching devices and receiving the signals produced by the current sensors for turning the switching devices on and off to control the energizing and de-energizing of the electromagnets to effect reciprocating movement of the first workpiece support.01-19-2012
20120043009METHOD FOR APPLYING ADHESIVE ACCORDING TO TOLERANCE IN VEHICLE CONSTRUCTION - A method for adhesive application in vehicle construction during joining of joining partners which are subject to tolerances comprises the following steps:02-23-2012
20120043008METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ADHESIVELY JOINING LARGE-SURFACE COMPONENTS IN VEHICLE CONSTRUCTION - A method for joining, by adhesive bonding, at least two large joining partners in vehicle construction, in particular in aircraft construction, comprises the following steps: 02-23-2012
20120043007TAPE APPLICATOR - A method of applying a strip of tape includes directing air pressure at a raised section of a conductor.02-23-2012
20120012241FRICTION WELD VIBRATION QUALITY MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHODS - Friction welding systems and methods including a welding arrangement configured to impart kinetic friction between at least one surface of a first workpiece and at least one surface of a second workpiece to form a weld, a force providing mechanism arranged and disposed for applying a force to one or both of the first workpiece and the second workpiece, and a sensor arranged and disposed to measure a parameter of the welding arrangement, wherein an amount of vibration is determinable from the measured parameter.01-19-2012
20120055608METHOD OF PRODUCING ROLL OF LAMINATE STRIP WITH POLARIZING FILM - A method of producing a roll of an optical film laminate strip includes the steps of: forming an optical film laminate which includes an optical film having a continuous web of polarizing film, and a resin film bonded to the optical film; creating a reference mark to extend across the optical film laminate in a width direction thereof; performing a defect inspection for detecting a defect existing in the optical film, and, when a defect is detected, recording a position of the defect in the form of a laminate widthwise position and a laminate lengthwise position as measured from the reference mark; cutting the optical film laminate along a direction parallel to the length direction to form a plurality of continuous webs of laminate strips; based on the widthwise position of the defect detected by the defect inspection, determining which of the cut laminate strips has the defect, and, with respect to a specific laminate strip which is determined to have the defect, storing information about the defect together with identification information for identifying the specific laminate strip; and winding each of the laminate strips into a roll.03-08-2012
20120055607METHOD OF PRODUCING ROLL OF OPTICAL FILM LAMINATE WITH POLARIZING FILM - A method of producing a roll of an optical film laminate including a polarizing film includes providing a roll of a separator film-attached optical film laminate which includes the steps of: a continuous web of an optical film laminate including a polarizing film which consists of a polyvinyl alcohol type resin layer and has a thickness of 10 μm or less, and a separator film attached to the optical film laminate through an adhesive layer; in a state after the separator film is peeled, detecting a defect existing in the optical film laminate and the adhesive layer; upon detection of a defect in the continuous web of optical film laminate, recording a position of the defect; and winding into a roll a separator film-attached optical film laminate formed by attaching a separator film to the adhesive layer.03-08-2012
20120060999REMOVABLE TOP BLANKET - A removable top blanket usable with a main blanket body of an intermediate transfer member of an image forming apparatus includes a continuous soft layer, a release layer disposed on an upper surface of the continuous soft layer, a removable top liner removably disposed on the release layer, the removable top liner having a support state in which the removable top liner is configured to support the release layer and an exposure state in which the removable top liner is configured to expose the release layer, an adhesion layer disposed on a lower surface of the continuous soft layer, the adhesion layer configured to at least adhere to the lower surface of the continuous soft layer, and a removable bottom liner removably disposed on the adhesion layer, the removable bottom liner having a protective state in which the removable bottom liner is configured to protect the continuous soft layer and an uncover state in which the removable bottom liner is configured to uncover the adhesion layer.03-15-2012
20120152433DUAL WAFER SPIN COATING - A method of bonding a first substrate and a second substrate includes the steps of rotating first substrate with an adhesive mass thereon, and second substrate contacting the mass and overlying the first substrate, controlling a vertical height of a heated control platen spaced apart from and not contacting the second substrate so as to control a temperature of the adhesive mass, so as to at least one of bond the first and second substrates in alignment with one another, or achieve a sufficiently planar adhesive interface between the first and second substrates.06-21-2012
20110094654METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CURING PIPE LINERS USING MICROWAVE ENERGY - A method for curing a resin contained in a liner of an underground pipe or passageway by use of a mobile magnetron module. The module navigates the length of the passageway of pipe via air pressure which also keeps the liner inflated. A winch attached to the module regulates the rate at which the module traverses the passageway or pipe. As the module makes its way through the passageway or pipe, the magnetron emits microwaves which cures the resin. Additionally, a thermal imaging camera can be utilized in the module or trailing the module to monitor the status of the curing of the resin in its entirety.04-28-2011
20110094653FLASHLESS WELDING METHOD AND APPARATUS - A method and apparatus for welding ends of two separate articles or a single article to form a single welded article. The apparatus comprises first and second molds for supporting and clamping first and second ends of at least one article and an infrared heating element for thermally energizing over a prescribed period of time the first and second ends of the at least one article to a welding condition. The apparatus further comprises a regulator for altering the power supplied for energizing the infrared heater over at least a portion of the prescribed period of time to achieve increased electromagnetic radiation penetration into the body of the at least one article beyond the first and second ends. The apparatus also comprises an actuator for advancing the first and second ends into a contacting position to form a single welded article.04-28-2011
20120211142METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SPLICING A PAPER ROLL - A splicing machine having an alignment mechanism is provided for aligning an end edge of a web of paperboard in preparation for splicing two webs of paperboard. An image display device such as a mirror or display screen allow an operator to view images of the end edge of the web and the alignment position to facilitate aligning the end edge at the alignment position. The alignment position is typically marked by an alignment marker produced by light, such as a laser beam.08-23-2012
20120152432METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR FIBER PLACEMENT USING A STATIONARY DISPENSER - A fiber placement system is described. The system includes a motion system having a robotic arm, a fiber-placement layup mandrel mounted on the robotic arm, and a fiber-placement delivery system having a delivery head. The robotic arm is operable for movement of the mandrel with respect to and proximate the delivery head for fabrication of a composite fiber part.06-21-2012
20120152434DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A CONSTITUENT MEMBER OF A TIRE - Side portions of strip-shaped members to be arranged on a drum are positioned and joined with accuracy while sufficient joint strength is assured. The drum is rotated each time the strip-shaped member is arranged by arranging means, and the strip-shaped members are sequentially arranged in a drum peripheral direction. The side portions of the adjacent strip-shaped members are joined by joining means so as to manufacture a constituent member of a tire. A joint portion is provided on one of the side portions of the strip-shaped member, and the strip-shaped members are arranged by overlapping the joint portion on one of the side portions and the other side portion. A width between both side portions of each strip-shaped member is measured, the drum is rotated based on the measurement result of the width, and the positions of the side portions to be overlapped and arranged are matched.06-21-2012
20100294415FABRICATION OF A HIGH PERFORMANCE NEUTRON DETECTOR WITH NEAR ZERO GAMA CROSS TALK - A fabrication method is provided for making a high efficiency neutron detector using a scintillator medium coupled with fiber optic light guides. The light guides provide light pulses to photo sensor and thereby to high speed analog to digital conversion and digital electronics that perform digital pulse shape discrimination for near zero gamma cross talk. Optionally, microwave curing techniques are used for fabricating a high performance neutron detector with high reliability and homogenous distribution of the particles encapsulated in a polymer to produce a high performance neutron detector.11-25-2010
20100024954APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING PHOTOSENSITIVE LAMINATE, PHOTOSENSITIVE TRANSFER MATERIAL, RIB AND METHOD FOR FORMING THE SAME, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING LAMINATE, MEMBER FOR DISPLAY DEVICE, COLOR FILTER FOR DISPLAY DEVICE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING COLOR FILTER, AND DISPLAY DEVICE - A pasted substrate (02-04-2010
20110180196System And Method For Making Tapered Looped Suture - A mounting assembly for use in forming a looped suture is provided. The anvil assembly includes a first anvil configured to operate with a welding assembly to join a first length of a thread and a second length of the thread to form a loop in the thread. The first anvil is selectively movable in at least first and second directions relative to a welding assembly. The anvil assembly may further include a second anvil configured to operate with a trimming assembly to remove excess thread from the loop, wherein the second anvil is selectively movable in at least first and second directions relative to the trimming assembly.07-28-2011
20120118477STACKING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR STACKING INTEGRATED CIRCUIT ELEMENTS - A stacking apparatus that stacks chip assemblies each having a plurality of chips disposed continuously with circuit patterns and electrodes, includes: a plurality of stages each allowed to move arbitrarily, on which the chip assemblies are placed; a storage unit that stores an estimated extent of change in a position of an electrode at each chip, expected to occur as heat is applied to the chip assemblies placed on the plurality of stages during a stacking process; and a control unit that sets positions of the plurality of stages to be assumed relative to each other during the stacking process based upon the estimated extent of change in the position of the electrode at each chip provided from the storage unit and position information indicating positions of individual chips formed at the chip assemblies and controls at least one of the plurality of stages.05-17-2012
20120118476Ultrasound Welding Device And Method For Welding Material Webs - The present invention relates to an ultrasound welding device for welding material webs, for example, films, having an anvil (05-17-2012
20120118475METHODS OF FABRICATING ULTRASONIC TRANSDUCER ASSEMBLIES - A method of fabricating a plurality of ultrasound transducer assemblies is provided. The method includes applying one or more layers of patternable material to at least a portion of a surface of a wafer comprising a number of die. The method further includes patterning the patternable material to define a plurality of openings, where each of the openings is aligned with a respective one of the die, disposing ultrasound acoustic arrays in respective ones of the openings, coupling the ultrasound acoustic arrays to the respective die to form the respective ultrasound transducer assemblies, and separating the ultrasound transducer assemblies to form individual ultrasound transducer assemblies.05-17-2012
20120118474METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING BLOWOUT IN A CORRUGATION - A corrugator includes a separation sensor for sensing separation of a corrugated medium and liner of a corrugated paperboard. Sensing the separation, also known as blowout or fluff out, allows the corrugator to be controlled to prevent problems which arise when corrugated paperboard having such a separation continues downstream along the corrugator. Typically, the corrugator is operated to cease downstream movement of the paperboard while a faulty segment which includes the separation is removed and the problem causing the separation is fixed, thereby providing for subsequent production of corrugated paperboard which is properly glued.05-17-2012
20120118473FIXED HEAD INSULATED GLASS EDGE SEALING DEVICE - An insulated glass secondary edge sealing device that dispenses sealant to insulated glass units including at least two panes of glass separated by a spacer, including a fixed sealant dispensing head, a table that supports the insulated glass units, a fence, a depth sensor, a linear motion encoder, a metering device. The sealant dispensing head has a dispensing nozzle and a corner dam. The dispensing nozzle includes a floating insulated glass unit contact surface and the corner dam is shiftable between a retracted position and an extended position. A control unit receives signals from the depth sensor and the linear motion encoder and controls the metering device to dispense a measured flow of sealant based on the depth of the inset of the spacer and the movement of the insulated glass unit parallel to the fence and relative to the encoder.05-17-2012
20110088828Disposable Absorbent Articles Incorporating Black-Free Colorants - A disposable absorbent article is presenting having multiple components and including an inspection region subject to inspection using infrared radiation, wherein the inspection region includes a junction of two components; and a printed graphic in the inspection region, wherein the ink used to print the graphic includes no carbon black colorant such that the printed graphic is substantially transparent to infrared radiation. In addition, a disposable absorbent article having multiple components includes a printed graphic in an inspection region subject to inspection using infrared radiation, the printed graphic including black ink having no carbon black colorant such that the printed graphic is substantially transparent to infrared radiation.04-21-2011
20090133801SUBSTRATE ATTACHING APPARATUS - A substrate attaching apparatus and method are provided. The substrate attaching apparatus may include an upper chamber, a lower chamber, an upper chuck, a lower chuck, a position controller, and a discharging device. The lower chamber may adjoin the upper chamber to define an attaching space therewith. The upper chuck may be provided at a lower portion of the upper chamber so as to mount a first substrate thereon. The lower chuck may be recessed into an upper surface of the lower chamber and/or may be integrally formed with the lower chamber so as to mount a second substrate thereon. The position controller may be provided above the upper chamber to control a position of the first substrate. The discharging device may be provided above the upper chamber or below the lower chamber to apply vacuum pressure to the attaching space.05-28-2009
20120312451PROCESS AND APPARATUS FOR UNWINDING AN ELONGATED ELEMENT PROVIDED WITH TWO SERVICE FABRICS IN ORDER TO BUILD TYRES FOR VEHICLE WHEELS - A process for building tyres for vehicle wheels includes feeding to at least one work station an elongated element provided with two service fabrics and wound on a storage coil. The aforementioned feeding includes unwinding the elongated element from the storage coil, removing the two service fabrics from the elongated element, and collecting each of the two service fabrics on a respective collecting member. Each service fabric can thus be subsequently used independently from the other. For example, one service fabric can be reused while the other can be disposed. The removal and collection of the two service fabrics occurs simultaneously with the unwinding of the elongated element, so as not to increase the overall building time of the tyre being processed.12-13-2012
20110100524LAMINATING DEVICE AND LAMINATING METHOD - A laminating apparatus (05-05-2011
20120125519ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A GREEN RADIAL PNEUMATIC TYRE - Assembly and method for manufacturing a green radial pneumatic tyre. The assembly is provided with a rotatable carcass drum for carrying a carcass with a belt/tread package for the radial pneumatic tyre and with a stitching roller unit having at least one rotatable stitching roller having a stitching tread that can be placed against the carcass and a displacement device for moving the roller radially from or towards the carcass with the belt/tread package. The stitching roller unit is provided with an individual drive mechanism for rotatingly driving the stitching tread of the stitching roller, at least without the stitching roller contacting the belt/tread package. The assembly is furthermore provided with a control device for controlling a peripheral velocity of the stitching roller, wherein the assembly comprises measuring means for determining a drive torque for driving the rotatable carcass drum or a quantity derived therefrom, and for giving a signal that is representative for the drive torque to the control device.05-24-2012
20120125518SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TIRE DEBRIS CONTAINMENT - A tire debris containment and wrapping system including a frame mountable to a vehicle or trailer. An engagement arm deploys a wrapping material that surrounds and contains the tire upon tire damage or imminent tire failure. The wrapping material prevents tire debris from separating from the tire and entering the roadway. An in-cab monitoring and alarm system is optionally provided to signal the operator of a tire failure.05-24-2012
20120125517PEEL PLY MATERIAL FOR USE IN AN AUTOMATED TAPE LAYING MACHINE - A prepreg peel ply material (05-24-2012
20120125520ULTRASONIC BONDING TOOL, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ULTRASONIC BONDING TOOL, ULTRASONIC BONDING METHOD, AND ULTRASONIC BONDING APPARATUS - An object of the present invention is to provide an ultrasonic bonding tool capable of bonding a lead wire, without any trouble, even to a surface of a thin-film base having a plate thickness of 2 mm or less such as a glass substrate. In the present invention, a surface portion of a chip portion (05-24-2012
20120247645BONDING METHOD, BONDING APPARATUS, AND BONDING SYSTEM - The present invention includes an activating step S10-04-2012
20120247644BONDING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING PLATE-SHAPED BONDED ASSEMBLY - A bonding device for charging a liquid material into a space between plate-shaped members for bonding them together in situ, in which the liquid material may be prevented from exuding from the space between the plate-shaped members. The bonding device includes pair retaining base members for retaining the pair plate-shaped members facing each other, and a retaining base member movement unit for causing movement of the retaining base members towards and away from each other. The bonding device also includes an illumination unit that illuminates curing light to a photo-curable liquid material charged between the pair plate-shaped members held by the pair retaining base members, and a sensor that detects the wetting spreading state of the liquid material charged between the pair plate-shaped members.10-04-2012
20120247642RAPID PROTOTYPING OF MICRO-STRUCTURES USING A CUTTING PLOTTER - A method for making a microstructure includes: providing a film (10-04-2012
20100206455Method and Apparatus for Examining Ion-Conductive Electrolyte Membrane - A detection membrane is joined to a first surface of an electrolyte membrane. After the detection membrane is hydrogenated, oxygen is supplied to a space facing a second surface of the electrolyte membrane. If the electrolyte membrane has a defect, oxygen leaks to the first surface, resulting in a change in resistance of the detection membrane owing to dehydrogenation of the detection membrane. The defect is recognized by this change. An air electrode is joined to the second surface, and an electric circuit is connected between the detection membrane and the air electrode. After hydrogenating the detection membrane and ionizing oxygen supplied to a space facing the air electrode, oxygen ions permeate through the electrolyte membrane and dehydrogenate the detection membrane. Uniformity of the oxygen ion conductivity is examined by measuring resistance of the detection membrane, which varies depending on the amount of oxygen ions, for each region.08-19-2010
20120132339System and Method for Making Laminated Sheets - A laminating system and a method of making a laminated product can include a roll of substrate material and a roll of film material to be laminated together to form a laminate. The system includes a sheeter station and, optionally, a breaker bar station and/or a registration station. The sheeter station is configured to cut the laminate at desired locations based on either signals received from the registration station or other system components. The breaker bar station is configured to remove any roll set curl that may reside in the laminate as a result of the substrate and/or film materials being fed to the system directly from rolls. The registration station is arranged, during an automated registration mode, to detect markings on the laminate and instruct the sheeter station to cut the laminate into individual sheets for subsequently processing into cards such as credit cards, gift cards, ID cards, etc.05-31-2012
20100051167OPTIMIZING THE SHAPE OF A COMPOSITE STRUCTURE - The shape of a laminated composite structure is optimized using finite element analysis. The optimized shape minimizes the weight of the structure while satisfying minimum strength and stiffness requirements.03-04-2010
20100051168APPARATUS AND A METHOD FOR CURING A LINER OF A PIPELINE - The present invention relates to an apparatus for curing a liner of a pipeline where the liner includes a resin which is curable by exposure to electromagnetic radiation of a specific wavelength or a specific wavelength range. The apparatus comprises a housing defining opposite first and second ends, an outer wall of a substantially cylindrical configuration, and an inner wall defining a substantially unobstructed through-going passage extending longitudinally through the housing between the first and second ends, and further comprises a pair of power supply wires for the supply of electrical power to the apparatus and extending from the first end of the housing, and a plurality of LED's irradiating electromagnetic radiation of the specific wavelength or the specific wavelength range. The plurality of LED's is positioned and substantially evenly distributed at the outer wall of the housing, and is connected through an electronic circuit to the pair of power supply wires. The plurality of LED's is further connected in thermal conductive relationship to heat dissipating elements freely exposed at the inner wall of the housing in the through-going passage of the housing for allowing a stream of cooling fluid to pass through the passage for dissipating heat from the heat dissipating elements and cooling the LED's.03-04-2010
20120216938Linear Friction Welder System and Method - A linear friction welding system and method in one embodiment includes a first motor configured to rotate a first power shaft, a second motor configured to rotate a second power shaft, a memory including program instructions, and a controller operably connected to the first motor, the second motor, and the memory, and configured to execute the program instructions to identify a first current oscillation amplitude of a ram operably connected to the first power shaft and the second power shaft, determine a second desired oscillation amplitude for the ram, determine a minimum shift in relative angle between the first motor and the second motor to achieve the second desired oscillation amplitude, allocate the minimum shift in relative angle between the first motor and the second motor, and control the first motor and the second motor based upon the allocated minimum shift in relative angle.08-30-2012
20120312452ADAPTIVE CHUCK FOR PLANAR BONDING BETWEEN SUBSTRATES - An electrostatic chuck includes an array of independently biased conductive chuck elements, an array of sensor-conductor assemblies, and/or a combination of an array of sensor-conductor assemblies and at least one motorized chuck. Conductive chuck elements, either standing alone or embedded in a sensor-conductor assembly, are independently biased electrostatically to compensate for bowing and/or warping of a substrate thereupon so that the substrate can be bonded with a planar surface. A single electrostatic chuck can be employed to reduce the bowing and warping of one of the two substrates to be bonded, or two electrostatic chucks can be employed to minimize the bowing and warping of two substrates to be bonded.12-13-2012
20120312450AUTOMATIC LABELING AND PACKAGING SYSTEM LABEL FOLDING AND APPLICATION - The method of labeling of a container including a medication includes, in at least one embodiment, reducing a size of the label using a label apparatus and reducing the label size using the label apparatus, applying a surface securing adhesive to at least one surface securing section of the label using an adhesive application apparatus, and attaching the at least one surface securing section of the label to the container with the securing adhesive. The method also includes applying a label securing adhesive to the label to maintain the label in the reduced orientation.12-13-2012
20120312448MANUFACTURING METHOD OF CATHETER HAVING EXPANDABLE MEMBER - A method for manufacturing a catheter having an expandable member is provided, which includes preparing raw materials with highly elastic thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), maturing the raw materials in a drier at 50˜55° C. for 20 days, so that the raw materials have 80˜95 A of hardness, preparing the expandable member, the first tube and the second tube, in forms before being coupled to each other, by cutting the raw materials to lengths corresponding to the expandable member, the first tube and the second tube, respectively, fitting an index ring at a predetermined location of the second tube, welding the expandable member to the first tube, and welding the expandable member with the second tube using a high-frequency welding machine, connecting a second end of the first tube to a first side of the manifold, and connecting a second end of the second tube to a second side of the manifold, forming a shape and a size of the expandable member, drying an interior of the expandable member and the second tube and maturing the expandable member for 24 hours in the drier at 50˜55° C., conducting a pressure test regarding the expandable member, inspection of connection state between the expandable member, the first tube, the second tube, and the manifold, drying the interior of the expandable member and the second tube and maturing the expandable member for 48 hours in the drier at 50˜55° C.12-13-2012
20120211143Weight Applicator for a Wheel and Method for Utilizing the Same - A weight applicator for a wheel of a tire-wheel assembly is disclosed. The weight applicator includes an arm portion and an applicator portion connected to the arm portion. The applicator includes a radially-extending flange portion. The radially-extending flange portion is connected to the arm portion. A first plunger portion is movably-connected to the radially-extending flange portion by one or more first radial arms. A method is also disclosed.08-23-2012
20120247643TAPE FLAW AND SPLICE AVOIDANCE - A method comprises forming a composite layup, including dispensing fiber material; and monitoring the dispensed material prior to laydown for a marker. The marker provides information about an upstream location of the material. The forming further includes using the information in the marker to adjust material course length to control where the upstream location will be deposited, if at all.10-04-2012
20090126853Method And Apparatus For A Bag Machine - A bag machine, and method of making bags, has a sealing station a perforating station, and a downstream seal and perforation inspection station, or a perforation detection station and/or a seal inspection station is disclosed. Control of the perforating and sealing stations is preferably closed loop. The seal and perforation inspection station preferably includes a perforation detector that triggers a vision system and/or a camera, and the film is illuminated. Preferably, the inspection station is enclosed in an opaque housing, or the ambient light is otherwise blocked. The seal and perforation inspection station preferably provides an image output a display visible to a user. The vision system preferably includes a perforation location module and/or determines the distance between the seal and perforation. A downstream processing station can be provided, and can have a detected fault input, connected to a fault detect output from the seal and perforation inspection station.05-21-2009
20100012254FEEDBACK SENSING SYSTEM FOR POSITIONING ADHESIVE TABS - A feedback sensing system for positioning and dispensing adhesive tabs to secure the free edges of a folded sheet material. The feedback sensing system comprises: (i) a drive mechanism for adaptively driving tab stock around a peeler bar of a tabbing head, (ii) a sensing device for detecting the position of each adhesive tab relative to an edge of the peeler bar, and (iii) a controller for adaptively controlling the drive mechanism based upon a position signal to optimally pre-position each adhesive tab relative to the edge of the peeler bar for dispensing each adhesive tab.01-21-2010
20100012253INTEGRATED FOLDING/TABBING APPARATUS FOR CREATING MAILPIECES - A method is provided for configuring a mailpiece creation system to minimize system set-up, mitigate errors and reduce the skill level required to perform tabbing operations. The method includes the steps of (i) determining a fold configuration of the sheet material employed in the creation of a mailpiece, (ii) determining the dimension of an adhesive tab for securing a free edge of the sheet material, (iii) determining a target location for the placement of each adhesive tab relative to the free edge of the folded sheet material, (iv) configuring at least one system parameter of the mailpiece creation system in accordance with at the fold configuration, adhesive tab dimension, and/or target location, and (v) executing a mail run job by the mailpiece creation system.01-21-2010
20100012252METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR THE CIRCUMFERENTIAL LABELING OF A RUN OF BLOW MOLDED BOTTLES WHERE THE INDIVIDUAL BOTTLES IN THE RUN HAVE AT LEAST ONE VARYING DIMENSION DUE TO MANUFACTURING TOLERANCES, THE METHOD AND APPARATUS PROVIDING MORE CONSISTENT LABELING OF INDIVIDUAL CONTAINERS IN THE RUN OF CONTAINERS - A method and apparatus for the circumferential labeling of a run of blow molded bottles where the individual bottles in the run have at least one varying dimension due to manufacturing tolerances, the method and apparatus providing more consistent labeling of individual containers in the run of containers. The abstract of the disclosure is submitted herewith as required by 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b). As stated in 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b): A brief abstract of the technical disclosure in the specification must commence on a separate sheet, preferably following the claims, under the heading “Abstract of the Disclosure.” The purpose of the abstract is to enable the Patent and Trademark Office and the public generally to determine quickly from a cursory inspection the nature and gist of the technical disclosure. The abstract shall not be used for interpreting the scope of the claims. Therefore, any statements made relating to the abstract are not intended to limit the claims in any manner and should not be interpreted as limiting the claims in any manner.01-21-2010
20120312449BAND SEAL-PREPARATION LIQUID VISCOMETER FOR CAPSULES - The present invention is directed to an apparatus for controlling the absolute viscosity of band seal-preparation liquid in a process to apply the band seal-preparation liquid to seal two part capsules comprising a) a first source comprising a band seal-preparation liquid, a second source comprising purified water, a loop connected from said first source, wherein said loop is connected to the first source, and wherein said band seal-preparation liquid is circulated in one direction through said loop from said first source back to said first source; and an apparatus for measuring the absolute viscosity of said band seal-preparation liquid in said loop to produce a absolute viscosity measurement, and applying the band seal-preparation liquid to a two part capsule in order to create a seal band to seal the two parts together.12-13-2012
20120073726Resin Delivery, Application and Infusion System and Integrated Layup System and Method of Use - An automated in-line feed-through system integrating the delivery, application and infusion of a resin to one or more fiber tows and layup of the one or more infused fiber tows to form a composite structure. The system includes an automated resin delivery, deposition and infusion system configured to deposit the resin on a respective one of the one or more fiber tows and form the infused fiber tows. The system integrates an automated layup system including a compaction roller configured to adhere the one or more infused fiber tows to a substrate. The system further includes a controller configured to control a flow rate of the resin, control the temperature of the resin, the infused fiber tows and the automated layup system, and control tension of the one or more infused fiber tows within the automated layup system. Other aspects of the automated in-line system are also provided.03-29-2012
20100243127AUTOMATED SURFACE PREPARATIONS FOR THE INNER SURFACE OF A TIRE - Automated treatment operations for preparing the inner surface of a tire for patch application is provided. One exemplary method includes the steps of locating the tire on a tire support, identifying a target area for preparing that is located on the inner surface of the tire, scanning the target area so as to acquire data regarding the inner surface of the tire at the target area, determining a treatment path using the data regarding the inner surface of the tire, treating the inside of the tire by removing material using a treatment tool, and positioning the treatment tool along the treatment path during the treating step.09-30-2010
20100243126Method for Cold Film Transfer with Dynamic Film Tensioning - A cold film transfer method with dynamic film tensioning guides a film web intermittently through a transfer nip with dancers to use less film web. The intermittent drive and action of a transfer cylinder channel result in undesired fluctuations in film tension or web force, which directly affect dancer motors. A control system is used to avoid high loads on the motors and the web. A control circuit acts on the dancer movement, a first process variable is mapped in the control circuit and the first process variable is a function of a force acting on the dancers as a result of the transfer film or is a function of the actual current movement profile of the dancers. A measure for web tension is calculated as a function of the first process variable and/or the amplitude of the web tension is at least limited by the control system.09-30-2010
20100243125PROTECTIVE TAPE SEPARATING METHOD AND PROTECTIVE TAPE SEPARATING APPARATUS USING THE SAME - As a drive block moves that is connected to a movable table of a tape separation device, a pressure occurs from pressing the movable table disposed forward with the drive block. A pressure sensor detects the pressure as a separation load of a protective tape. A control device drives a motor in accordance with the separation load to control a moving speed of the tape separation device.09-30-2010
20100243124GUMMING DEVICE AND A METHOD FOR GUMMING A WEB OF WRAPPING MATERIAL - A method of gumming a web of paper material in a filter tip attachment machine is implemented using a gumming device that comprises a gumming roller and a transfer roller counter-rotating tangentially one to another about horizontal and parallel axes, and creating a trough in which to hold a prescribed quantity of adhesive supplied by a feed circuit, also a drive system by which the rollers are set in rotation on their axes, and a control unit to which both the feed circuit and the drive system are interlocked. The gumming roller revolves tangentially to the web of material at a gumming station, and the method envisages a procedure, triggered in the event of a stoppage affecting the machine, that consists in the steps of suspending delivery of the adhesive, distancing the web of paper material from the gumming roller, and reversing the direction of rotation of the rollers, relative to the direction of rotation during normal operation, in such a way that the trough is emptied gradually of adhesive.09-30-2010
20130199697Device for Adjusting a Layer Front - An improved tire manufacturing technique of laying a reinforcing ply on a receiving surface of generally cylindrical shape, said ply comprising a front edge and a rear edge which are intended to be butted against each other, after a complete rotation of the receiving surface, between a maximum tolerance and a minimum tolerance measured relative to a reference source.08-08-2013
20100300601SEPARATION METHOD OF SECONDARY BATTERY - A method for disassembling a battery pack to separate a secondary battery which can be reused, without impairing the performance of a secondary battery, having remaining life which, constitutes the battery pack. A pair of holding plates is brought into contact with binding plates on both ends of a battery pack to compress the battery pack in the stacking direction. The open circuit voltage before and after the compression is measured, and based on an amount of change of the open circuit voltage before and after compression, a battery pack which can be reused is separated.12-02-2010
20090095402METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING THE POWER OUTPUT OF A RADIO FREQUENCY SEALING MACHINE - The present invention provides a radio frequency welding apparatus for joining multiple layers of thermoplastic materials. The apparatus includes an electrical voltage source that is electrically connected to a radio frequency energy generator. The apparatus also includes a first die and a second die that are configured to form a tooling capacitor when thermoplastic sheets to be welded are positioned between them. The tooling capacitor is electrically connected to the radio frequency energy generator and the dielectric includes a thermoplastic sheet. A processor is electrically connected to the voltage source and is configured to monitor an electrical property applied to the electric circuit and vary voltage supplied to the radio frequency generator such that the electrical property approaches a predetermined value. The radio frequency energy generator is configured to provide energy to the tooling capacitor such the energy can be controlled as the voltage is controlled.04-16-2009
20120255664METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING PROPER CURING OF PIPE LINERS USING DISTRIBUTED TEMPERATURE SENSING - A method and apparatus utilizing distributed temperature sensing (DTS) to monitor the temperature of a cured-in-place pipe liner to determine if proper curing temperatures and times are achieved. More particularly, an optical fiber is placed in the pipe between the original pipe and the liner running the entire length of the liner. The optical fiber is coupled to a DTS unit at one end. During curing, the DTS unit sends light pulses down the fiber and detects the characteristics and time delay of light backscattered to the unit. The characteristics of the backscattered light is indicative of the temperature of the fiber while the round trip time delay is indicative of the distance down the fiber from the DTS unit from which that particular backscatter signal originated.10-11-2012
20100258233CERAMIC SUBSTRATE, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING CERAMIC SUBSTRATE, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING POWER MODULE SUBSTRATE - Disclosed is a ceramic substrate including silicon in which the concentration of a silicon oxide and a silicon composite oxide in the surface thereof is less than or equal to 2.7 Atom %.10-14-2010
20100258232APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SECURING SOLID-STATE LIGHT SOURCE - An exemplary apparatus for securing a solid-state light source on a base includes a laser emitter, an adjustment member, a photo sensor, and a drive member. The solid-state light source has a light source surface and a central axis. The base has a supporting surface, which includes plane regions. The laser emitter is configured for generating a laser beam to an imaginary reference surface. The adjustment member is configured for adjusting an orientation of the base to have a selected plane coaxial with the imaginary reference surface and reflect the laser beam. The photo sensor is configured for sensing an intensity of the laser beam. The drive member is configured for moving the solid-state light source toward until the light source surface of the solid-state light source is attached to the selected plane region immediately with the central axis thereof being coaxial with the imaginary normal.10-14-2010
20090020211Apparatus and method for minimizing waste and improving quality and production in web processing operations - Apparatus and methods are provided to minimize waste and improve quality and production in web processing operations. The apparatus and methods provide defect detection both before and after application of component patches to a traveling web to create a product. Web defect detection may be provided by way of at least one visual inspection station located upstream from the patch applicator. Patch defect detection may be accomplished by way of a visual inspection station located proximate the patch applicator. If defects are detected in either the traveling web or the component patch prior to patch application, patch application may be prevented until both a satisfactory web and patch are provided. If defects are detected after patch application, the resulting product may be culled. Furthermore, the apparatus may be provided with diagnostic software to warn against extant or imminent machine complications.01-22-2009
20090020210FLUORESCENT DYE TO IMPROVE PRIMER COVERAGE ACCURACY FOR BONDING APPLICATIONS - A method of visually verifying the application of a primer or adhesion promoter to a surface for optimizing the adhesion of a bonding tape to the surface. A fluorescing agent is mixed with the primer and a light source is emitted on the surface causing the agent to fluoresce when the primer is applied. The technician can then visually verify coverage of the primer. The fluorescing agent does not affect the bonding properties of the bonding tape or affect the aesthetic appearance of the surface or the material being bonded to the surface.01-22-2009
20120227888METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD - An FPCB and a method of manufacturing the same, in which an electrical signal-conductive portion of the FPCB is subjected to little stress so as not to be broken by fatigue in spite of repeated bending of the FPCB, thereby increasing the lifetime of the FPCB.09-13-2012
20120261050METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING PROPER CURING OF PIPE LINERS USING DISTRIBUTED TEMPERATURE SENSING - The present invention relates to methods and apparatus utilizing distributed temperature sensing (DTS) to monitor the temperature of a cured-in-place pipe liner to determine if proper curing temperatures and times are achieved. More particularly, an optical fiber is placed between the pipe and the liner running the entire length of the liner. The optical fiber is coupled to a DTS unit. During curing of the liner, the DTS unit sends light pulses down the fiber from one end and detects the characteristics and time delay of light backscattered to the unit. The characteristics are indicative of the temperature of the optical fiber, while the delay is indicative of the round trip time of the light within the fiber, and thus the distance from the DTS unit from which any particular backscatter signal originated.10-18-2012
20100326584METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTING LEAK IN A VARTM PROCESS - A method for producing a composite structure comprising fibre reinforced material by means of vacuum assisted resin transfer moulding is described. The fibre material is impregnated with liquid resin, and the method comprising the steps of: a) providing a forming structure comprising a rigid mould part and a second mould part, b) placing the fibre material in the rigid mould part, c) sealing the second mould part against the rigid mould part to form a mould cavity, d) connecting a source of uncured fluid resin to at least one resin inlet communicating with the mould cavity, e) connecting at least one vacuum outlet communicating with the mould cavity, f) evacuating the interior of the forming structure through the at least one vacuum outlet, g) supplying uncured resin from the source of uncured resin to the mould cavity through the at least one resin inlet so as to fill the mould cavity with resin, and h) curing the resin in order to form the composite structure. During the evacuation process of step f), an airflow level through the at least one vacuum outlet is measured.12-30-2010
20110120619FILM STICKING DEVICE, FILM STICKING METHOD, AND ELECTRONIC PAPER MANUFACTURING METHOD - Disclosed is a film sticking device that sticks a first film substrate and a second film substrate together on a curved-surface shape. The film sticking device includes a mold having a curved attachment surface formed into a desired curved-surface shape; an attracting and holding unit capable of relatively moving on the curved attachment surface and having plural vacuum chambers on which an attracting surface for attracting and holding the second film substrate is provided; and a suctioning unit capable of separately applying suction processing to the plural vacuum chambers. The suctioning unit starts, as the attracting and holding unit moves, the suction processing of the vacuum chamber corresponding to a position opposing the second film substrate and sequentially stops, as the second film substrate is stuck to the first film substrate, the suction processing of the vacuum chamber corresponding to the stuck second film substrate.05-26-2011
20110120618SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING FEATURES ON A LAMINATED VENEER LUMBER BILLET - The disclosure relates to systems and methods for detecting features on billets of laminated veneer lumber (LVL). In some embodiments, an LVL billet is provided and passed through a scanning assembly. The scanning assembly includes an x-ray generator and an x-ray detector. The x-ray generator generates a beam of x-ray radiation and the x-ray detector measures intensity of the beam of x-ray radiation after is passes through the LVL billet. The measured intensity is then processed to create an image. Images taken according to the disclosure may then be analyzed to detect features on the LVL billet.05-26-2011
20100154968Method and production line for laminate assembly - The production line according to the present invention is provided with a pressurization measurement apparatus adjacent to a press-working apparatus, a temporary laminate assembly worked and laminated by a press in the press-working apparatus is sent to the pressurization measurement apparatus, and a laminate assembly is produced by being pressurized and being subjected to regular caulking by a hydraulic servo press of the pressurization measurement apparatus. At this time, the lamination height of a regularly caulked laminate assembly is measured by a linear scale secured at the pressurization measurement apparatus. The main controller of a control apparatus inputs data of the measured lamination height, and adds and subtracts the set number of thin plates to be laminated of a laminate assembly by controlling the laminating means of the press-working apparatus so that the measurement lamination height is matched to the set lamination height using the measured lamination height, the preset lamination height, the height dimension tolerance, and the tolerance for judging the number of thin plates.06-24-2010
20120261051METHODS AND INSTAILATIONS FOR MANUFACTURING BIAXIALLY ORIENTED TUBING AND THE TUBING ITSELF - The production of a biaxially oriented tube from thermoplastic material, wherein a tube in preform condition is extruded from thermoplastic material using an extruder having an extruder die head with an inner die member that forms a lumen in the tube in preform condition. The tube in preform condition is subjected to a temperature conditioning. Use is made of a expansion device comprising a non-deformable expansion part having a gradually increasing diameter to a maximum diameter, which expansion part is contacted by the tube and exerts an expanding force so as to bring about expansion of the tempered tube in circumferential direction. The method comprises drawing the tempered tube over the expansion device using a drawing device, in such a manner that said tube is transformed from a tube in preform condition into a biaxially oriented tube with thermoplastic material which is oriented in axial direction and in circumferential direction of the tube.10-18-2012
20120267030Adhesive Dispensing Profile Enhancement - A first method is provided that comprises the steps of: measuring a first surface disposed on a first substrate, measuring a second surface disposed on a second substrate, calculating a variable gap between the first surface and the second surface, depositing a variable amount of adhesive on the first surface of the first substrate based at least in part on the calculation of the variable gap, and placing the second substrate over the first substrate, wherein the adhesive is disposed between the first surface of the first substrate and the second surface of the second substrate.10-25-2012
20120267032APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR DISPENSING PRE-FILLED CONTAINERS WITH PRECISELY-APPLIED PATIENT-SPECIFIC INFORMATION - Apparatus and methods for fulfillment of patient prescription orders by adapting a standard or stock container pre-filled with medication or the like for use as a patient-specific container through precise application of patient-specific information to the pre-filled container. Precise placement of the patient-specific information to the pre-filled container enables pharmacy management to fully utilize valuable information provided with the pre-filled container, thereby improving the quality of service to the patient while making the process of prescription order fulfillment more efficient. In general, preferred embodiments comprise control apparatus and information-application apparatus. In embodiments, the information-application apparatus is adapted to place a patient-specific label on the container. Preferred forms of the information-application apparatus include a label printer and a positioner. The preferred printer applies patient-specific information on a label. The preferred positioner orients the pre-filled container to receive the label from the printer such that information provided with the container is available for use.10-25-2012
20120298286TIRE MARKING APPARATUS - A tire marking apparatus and tire marking method capable of placing multiple, differently colored marks on a tire sidewall. The apparatus includes a frame assembly that movably mounts a stamping bar assembly carrying a plurality of stamping bar elements, each stamping element selectively movable into a marking position and a plurality of tape cassettes, each of which may carry tape of a different color. Each tape cassette is selectively movable into a tire marking position. An actuator advances a portion of an aligned tape cassette towards a tire marking region on the sidewall and moves an aligned stamping element into printing contact with the tire sidewall. This movement transfers material from the tape to the tire sidewall in a pattern that corresponds to indicia defined by the stamping element. The frame assembly includes an intermediate frame that is shiftable between at least two positions.11-29-2012
20120298285METHOD OF MANUFACTURING TRANSLUCENT RIGID SUBSTRATE LAMINATE AND TRANSLUCENT RIGID SUBSTRATE BONDING APPARATUS - Provided is a method of manufacturing a translucent rigid substrate laminate to improve a positional precision while increasing production efficiency. Further, a translucent rigid substrate bonding apparatus contributing to improvement of the positional precision while increasing production efficiency of a plate-shaped product is provided. In the method of manufacturing the translucent rigid substrate laminate and the translucent rigid substrate bonding apparatus according to the present invention, when translucent rigid substrates are bonded in a predetermined positional relationship by interposing a photo-curable fixing agent therebetween, only the fixing agent present on an outer boundary portion of both translucent rigid substrates is cured for provisional fastening.11-29-2012
20120298284VIBRATION WELDING SYSTEM - A vibration welding system has a pair of electromagnets coupled to a first workpiece support for effecting reciprocating movement of the first workpiece support relative to a second workpiece support, and an electrical drive system coupled to the electromagnets for successively energizing and de-energizing the electromagnets out of phase with each other to effect the reciprocating movement of the first workpiece support. The drive system includes a source of DC current; multiple controllable electronic switching devices for controllably coupling the source to, and de-coupling the source from, each of the electromagnets; current sensors coupled to the electromagnets and producing signals representing the currents supplied to the electromagnets; and control circuitry coupled to the electronic switching devices and receiving the signals produced by the current sensors for turning the switching devices on and off to control the energizing and de-energizing of the electromagnets.11-29-2012
20120298283SEMICONDUCTOR WAFER MOUNTING METHOD AND SEMICONDUCTOR WAFER MOUNTING APPARATUS - A workpiece is unloaded from a wafer-receiving container. A first discriminating sensor detects a front surface of the workpiece, and determines either a semiconductor wafer or a spacer is the workpiece. Where the workpiece is a wafer, the first discriminating sensor also determines whether or not a protective tape is on the front surface of the workpiece. Where it is determined that a protective tape is not on the front surface, a second discriminating sensor detects a back surface of the wafer for discriminating the presence or absence of the protective tape.11-29-2012
20120080133Heat-Seal System and Method - A heat-seal device generally includes a heat source, a thermal conductor, which encapsulates at least a portion of the heat source and is capable of transferring heat from the heat source, and a thermal insulator, which substantially surrounds the thermal conductor but leaves a portion thereof exposed, the exposed portion of the thermal conductor providing a heat-seal contact surface, which is adapted to be brought into contact with a material to be sealed.04-05-2012
20110265931Laminating apparatus and laminating method therefor, and printing apparatus - A laminating apparatus is composed of a transporting device for transporting a card, a film supplying device for supplying a film, a compression bonding device for thermally compression bonding a laminate material on the film onto the card, a driving device for shifting the compression bonding device from a standby location to a compression bonding location, a film taking-up device for taking up the film, a first guide for guiding the film in a supply side of the film, a second guide for guiding the film in a take-up side of the film, and a third guide for guiding the film in an upstream side of the second guide and in a downstream side of the compression bonding device, wherein the third guide moves in conjunction with the compression bonding device.11-03-2011
20110265930METHOD FOR ADHERING METAL WORKPIECES AND PLASTIC WORKPIECES - A method of adhering metal workpieces with plastic workpieces includes the steps: measuring surface tolerances of the adhering surfaces of the metal workpiece and plastic workpiece. Providing a first adhesive and a second adhesive with predetermined thickness according to the measured surface tolerances; pressing the first adhesive and the second adhesive against the metal workpiece and the plastic workpiece; hot pressing the metal workpiece against the plastic workpiece; cooling the hot-pressed metal workpiece and the plastic workpiece.11-03-2011
20100230031HEAT TREAT CONFIGURATION FOR POROUS CARBON-CARBON COMPOSITES - A method of heat treating a substrate for a fuel cell includes stacking substrates to form a group. A dimension is determined for a plate corresponding to a resulting mass that is less than a predetermined mass. The plate is arranged above the group to apply a weight of the plate to the group. The resulting masses for spacer plates and intermediate lifting plates, for example, are minimized to reduce the pressure differential between the bottom and top substrates in the heat treat assembly. In another disclosed method, a dimension for a plate, such as a top plate, is determined that corresponds to a resulting mass that is greater than a predetermined mass. The plate is arranged above the group to apply a weight of the plate to the group. The top plate resulting mass is selected to minimize a variation in the average pressure of the substrates throughout the heat treat assembly.09-16-2010
20120318432JOINT SYSTEM, JOINT METHOD, PROGRAM AND COMPUTER STORAGE MEDIUM - A joint system includes: a transfer-in/out station capable of holding a plurality of substrates or a plurality of superposed substrates, and transferring-in/out the substrates or superposed substrates to/from a processing station; and the processing station performing predetermined processing on the substrates and joining the substrates together. The processing station includes: a surface activation apparatus activating a front surface of the substrate; a surface hydrophilizing apparatus hydrophilizing and cleaning the front surface of the substrate; a joint apparatus joining the substrates together; and a transfer region for transferring the substrate or superposed substrate to the surface activation apparatus, the surface hydrophilizing apparatus, and the joint apparatus.12-20-2012
20120279633DEVICE AND METHOD FOR QUANTIFYING A SURFACE'S CLEANLINESS - Provided are devices and methods for quantifying a surface's cleanliness relative to a contaminant. Such devices and methods may comprise and/or use a source of interrogating radiation to which the contaminant is responsive, a means for directing the interrogating radiation, a detector, and an analyzer. Radiation emitted from the source is directed by the radiation means toward an article having the surface or comprising a surface cleaner that may hold the contaminant. The detector detects radiation from the article produced in response to the interrogating radiation by the contaminant, e.g., fluorescent or phosphorescent radiation, and generate a corresponding signal that is compared by the analyzer relative to an electronic standard that corresponds to the surface in an acceptably clean state so as to quantify the surface's cleanliness.11-08-2012
20090242097QUALITATIVELY SELECTIVE RECIPROCATING PEEL PLATE FOR LABELING - A peel plate assembly that functions in a normal position of being extended for the purposes of peeling labels from a supply web and directing them toward containers, but which can be retracted selectively by reciprocation when a label is identified as incorrect or faulty, thereby leaving faulty or incorrect labels on the label supply web at least until they are removed from the active site of label application.10-01-2009
20120090761LABEL APPLICATOR - A method for positioning an article within a label applicator and securing the article between a first roller, a second roller, and a moveable contact member includes securing the article by moving the moveable contact member from a first position in which the moveable contact member is not in contact with the article to a second position in which the moveable contact member is in contact with the article. A label is received for application to the article by delivering the label between the article and at least one of the first roller, second roller, and the moveable contact member.04-19-2012
20120285604DEVICE AND METHOD FOR COATING WORKPIECES - The invention relates to a device (11-15-2012
20130008583ADHESIVE FASTENING ELEMENTS FOR HOLDING A WORKPIECE AND METHODS OF DE-BONDING A WORKPIECE FROM AN ADHESIVE FASTENING ELEMENT - An adhesive fastening element (01-10-2013
20130008584OPTIMIZED ELECTROSTATIC PINNING AND/OR CHARGING - Electrostatic charging performance may be improved by determining a satiation charging current for objects/products passing through a charging system and then applying the determined satiation charging current the objects/products. Charging performance may be improved in either or both of discontinuous product train applications or continuous web applications.01-10-2013
20100132873MONITORING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MONITORING A JOINING PROCESS AND FOR RETRACING QUALITY - Disclosed are an apparatus for monitoring a process of joining components and for retracing quality, at least sections of an image which has been recorded by a camera and has been reproduced by a screen being able to be stored together with an identity number in a memory device, and a method for using such an apparatus.06-03-2010
20130020010METHOD OF MANUFACTURING LAMINATED CORE SEGMENT - A method of manufacturing laminated core segments including: a process to blank and laminate, wherein the segment core sheets formed in the adjacent virtual lines are aligned so that directions of the segment core sheets alternate, each of the segment core sheets are blanked and formed by a die device, and the laminated core segments are formed by laminating the blanked segment core sheets in the die device; a process to eject, wherein each of the laminated core segments formed by blanking and laminating in each virtual line is ejected from the die device; and a process to identify a blanking position, wherein the distinguishing marks are provided for the laminated core segments to identify the virtual lines therefor.01-24-2013
20120241077METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR THE CONTINUOUS MANUFACTURE OF LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICES - The present invention provides a method and apparatus designed to, during continuous manufacture of liquid crystal display panels, feed only a normal sheet to a lamination position for lamination to a rectangular panel and continuously laminate them together while positionally aligning them with each other. In the present invention, plural devices making up the entire apparatus are cooperatively associated with each other to make it possible that, among plural polarizing film sheets comprising a defect-free normal sheet and a defect-containing defective sheet each formed on a carrier film comprised in a strip-shaped film laminate. The normal sheet is reliably peeled from the carrier film by cooperatively associating feeding of the strip-shaped film laminate with a normal-sheet peeling device, and the defective sheet is reliably taken up while being attached to the carrier film, by cooperatively associating the feeding of the strip-shaped film laminate with a defective-sheet path changing device.09-27-2012
20120241076METHOD OF MAKING TUBING HAVE DRAINAGE HOLES - A method for manufacturing a kink-resistant tube having drainage holes is provided. A wire is coated with plastic material and wound around a mandrel forming a plurality of windings. The wound coated wire is heated until the plastic coating material melts and bonds the wire windings to form a wire-reinforced sheath having wire-containing sections and non-wire containing sections. Alternatively, a coated or non-coated wire is wound around a mandrel together with separate polymer filament material and then heated. A filament having an elongated cross-section may be employed with the major axis of the elongated cross-section substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the sheath. At least one non-wire containing section is identified by passing light through at least one wall of the wire-reinforced sheath. Image capture and analysis via an optical system and microprocessor automatically identify regions to target a drill for forming holes in the non-wire containing sections.09-27-2012
20120241075METHOD OF PASTING A PLURALITY OF OBJECTS AND PASTING MACHINE - A method of pasting a plurality of objects is provided, comprising: at least providing a first object having first alignment marks and a second object having second alignment marks, placing the first object and the second object in parallel, and aligning the first alignment marks and the second alignment marks. Thereafter, applying a first adhesive on the first object and the second object to form a frame pattern temporarily fixing the first object and the second object while the first object and the second object are aligned. A first filling space is defined by the first object, the second object, and the frame pattern. The frame pattern has an injection hole and an exhausting hole at two opposite sides. A second adhesive fills the filling space to paste the first object on the second object. A viscosity of the first adhesive is larger than a viscosity of the second adhesive.09-27-2012
20120241074Zoned Resistance Heat Seal Element - A heat sealing apparatus and method of making a heat sealing apparatus comprised of a heat seal element with at least one resistance altering patch attached within or bordering and adjacent to the heating zone of the heat sealing element. The heat seal element has a quantified resistance value R09-27-2012
20130174960LABELING APPARATUS WITH ROBOT AND RELATED METHODS - A labeling device may include a platform configured to advance objects, a sensing device directed toward the objects as the objects are advanced, and a label supply. The labeling device may include a robot configured to pick-up labels from the label supply and apply the labels to the objects as the objects are advanced, and a controller configured to operate the robot based upon the vision device.07-11-2013
20130174961MANUFACTURING METHOD OF HERMETICALLY SEALED CONTAINER - A manufacturing method of a hermetic container includes steps of bonding a frame member to a first substrate, by pressing the first substrate and the second substrate to each other by an electrostatic force generated between a first electrode and a second electrode by applying a potential difference between the first electrode and the second electrode, and softening and melting the bonding material. Additional steps include cooling and solidifying the bonding material by simultaneously heating the bonding material with a local heating unit and moving the local heating unit, and increasing the potential difference between the first electrode and a segment of the second electrode, which is in a position at which the segment is heated by the local heating unit.07-11-2013
20130174962Tape Application Assembly And Method Of Sealing A Carton - A tape application system for sealing a carton. The tape application system comprises a first tape applicator in the path of travel of a carton to be sealed and a second tape applicator in the path of travel of a carton to be sealed. An actuator is operatively connected to at least one of the first tape applicator and the second tape applicator and is for moving the first tape applicator and the second tape applicator relative to the path of travel of the carton to be sealed. A control device is operatively connected to the actuator to initiate actuation of the actuator.07-11-2013
20130174963METHOD FOR HOT LAMINATING OF SHEETS AS WELL AS LAMINATING FOIL AND LAMINATING DEVICE FOR PERFORMING THE METHOD - The invention relates to a laminating foil having an initial roughness on at least one side, which makes the laminating foil matte, wherein the laminating foil has a marking configured as a surface pattern with surface portions on the matte side or at least on one of the matte sides, wherein the roughness of the surface portions is different from the initial roughness. The invention furthermore relates to a laminating foil set comprising the laminating foils, a method for hot laminating sheet material using such laminating foils, a laminating unit for using the laminating foil, and eventually a laminating system including the laminating unit and the laminating foils.07-11-2013
20130168005DEVICES, SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIA FOR FORMING A FIBER PANEL - Exemplary embodiments are directed to systems, methods, devices, and computer-readable media for forming a fiber panel. A system may include a feed section for unrolling a round bale of material. The system may further include a compression section for receiving material from the unrolled bale of material. The compression section may include a press configured to apply a force to the material and a plurality of pistons to apply another force to the material. Additionally, the system may include an adjustable cutting section including a saw and configured to cut the material to form a panel having a desired length.07-04-2013
20130168006METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - A method for manufacturing a liquid crystal display device includes the steps of: dropping a liquid crystal onto a substrate containing a smaller amount of adsorbed moisture, of a CF substrate and a TFT substrate; and after the step of dropping the liquid crystal, bonding the CF substrate and the TFT substrate together in a vacuum.07-04-2013
20130112335METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING RESIN-BASED COMPOSITE MATERIAL - A method for manufacturing a resin-based composite material includes: a stage in which prepregs are stacked on a jig; a stage in which the stacked prepregs and the jig are covered and pressurized heat treatment is applied thereto to form a first semi-molded article and a second semi-molded article; a stage in which board thicknesses of the first semi-molded article and the second semi-molded article are measured, a stage in which the number of additional plies is determined based on the measured board thicknesses, a desired board thickness of the resin-based composite material, and physical properties of the additional plies; and a stage in which a layered product is formed by stacking the predetermined number of additional plies between the first semi-molded article and the second semi-molded article, the layered product and the jig are covered with a bagging material, and pressurized heat treatment is applied thereto.05-09-2013
20130112334ROOM TEMPERATURE BONDING APPARATUS AND ROOM TEMPERATURE BONDING METHOD - A room temperature bonding method of the present invention includes a step of activating two substrates to prepare two activated substrates; a step of bonding the two activated substrates to produce a bonding resultant substrate; a step of performing annealing of the bonding resultant substrate to reduce residual stress of the bonding resultant substrate. According to such a room temperature bonding method, the residual stress of the bonding resultant substrate can be reduced and the quality can be improved.05-09-2013
20130112333METHOD FOR RETREADING A HEAVY DUTY TIRE WITH A POLYURETHANE TREAD - A process and method for retreading a heavy duty tire with a polyurethane tread where, after a tire carcass is inspected, cleaned and the worn tire tread is removed, the tire carcass receives a tube fitted therein and is installed in a mold cavity, between top and bottom mold rings. The mold rings each include spaced segments that inter-digitate and will form equal spaced tread voids in a finished recapped tire. The bottom mold ring inner edge top includes a continuous sealing lug, and the top ring is open to pass a flow of polyurethane materials, that is received off of a lower edge of a cone shaped spreader positioned onto the tire carcass top side wall and slides, as a sheet, into the mold, filling the mold cavity from bottom to top, forcing air from the mold ahead of the fill and forming the recapped tire tread.05-09-2013
20130112332ULTRASONIC WELDING SYSTEM WITH DYNAMIC PRESSURE CONTROL - An ultrasonic welding system for securing a first work piece to a second work piece includes a welding assembly and a loading assembly disposed adjacent to the welding assembly. The welding assembly includes an ultrasonic controller, an ultrasonic transducer, and a welding tip. The ultrasonic transducer is configured to impart an ultrasonic vibration to the welding tip in response to an electrical signal received from the ultrasonic controller. The loading assembly is configured to generate a pressure load between the welding tip and the first work piece, and includes a first actuator and a second actuator. The first actuator is configured to apply a substantially constant load to the welding assembly, and the second actuator is configured to apply a dynamically variable load to the welding assembly.05-09-2013
20130092311MANUFACTURING METHOD AND MANUFACTURING APPARATUS OF HIGH-PRESSURE GAS TANK - A thermal curing device is used to manufacture a high-pressure gas tank by FW method. In the thermal curing device, a tank vessel configured to have a fiber layer formed on its outer surface by winding carbon fibers impregnated with a thermosetting resin is held to be rotatable about a virtual central axis of the tank vessel. In the thermal curing device, the tank vessel is heated by a heating unit during rotation, so as to thermally cure the thermosetting resin in the fiber layer and thereby form a fiber-reinforced resin layer. A bubble removal process for preventing formation of air bubble in the fiber-reinforced resin layer is performed at multiple different stages during such heating.04-18-2013
20130098529ELECTROMAGNETIC ENERGY CONCENTRATING DEVICE AND METHOD THEREFOR - An electromagnetic energy concentrating dish (04-25-2013
20130098526FRICTION STIRRING AND JOINING APPARATUS, AND FRICTION STIRRING AND JOINING METHOD - A friction stirring and joining apparatus includes a tool holder; and pressing means provided ahead in the direction of joining by a tool held by the tool holder for pressing a junction surface of a workpiece. The pressing means includes a load imparting section that imparts a load toward the workpiece; a first abutting portion that is provided between the load imparting section and the tool held by the tool holder and abuts on the junction surface in the workpiece; a second abutting portion that is provided opposite the first abutting portion with respect to the load imparting section and abuts on the surface of the workpiece; and a supporting portion that is attached to the load imparting section and supports the first abutting portion and the second abutting portion.04-25-2013
20130126067Multi-Functional Manufacturing Tool - Aspects relate to systems, methods, and apparatus for a manufacturing tool. The manufacturing tool is comprised of a vacuum tool and an ultrasonic welder as a unified manufacturing tool. The manufacturing tool may be used to pick and position a manufacturing part that is then welded with the associated ultrasonic welder.05-23-2013
20130139948Method of Forming a Vacuum Insulated Glass Panel Spacer - A vacuum insulated glass (VIG) panel includes a first glass panel and a second glass panel spaced from the first glass panels. A spacer is disposed between the first and second glass panels. The spacer includes first and second generally opposed faces, and a plurality of sides extending therebetween. The spacer is processed using tumbling and polishing operations to preferably round all corners of the spacer and form a circular contact footprint on opposed side faces of the spacer. The spacer surface break conditions are measured during tumbling and/or polishing operations using optical flat measuring equipment. Following the polishing operation the spacer is thermally processed to strengthen the spacer.06-06-2013
20130139949METHOD FOR ADHERING WORKS AND WORK ADHERING APPARATUS - The method for adhering works is capable of polishing the works so as to have the same thickness. The method for adhering works is performed in a work adhering apparatus comprising: a press table; and a plurality of pressing heads being provided above the press table and capable of independently moving close to and away from the press table. The press table and the pressing heads press and adhere the works onto a plate with an adhesive agent. Each of the pressing heads presses and adheres the one work onto the plate at a constant pressure.06-06-2013
20130098528METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING EXCESS FIBER LENGTH (EFL) IN ARMORED CABLE - Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques and corresponding apparatus for making armored cables with optical fibers contained therein. The techniques may be utilized to control an amount of excess fiber length (EFL) in the armored cables. The techniques may also allow introduction of optical fibers directly into a welding process without using an inner tube in the final armored cable.04-25-2013
20130146207METHOD FOR OPERATING A LABELLING MACHINE - A method for operating a labelling machine includes, at a first inspection unit, detecting feature coordinates of a design feature of a container, transferring the feature coordinates to a second inspection unit that follows a labelling assembly, and at the second inspection unit, while synchronizing the feature coordinates of the design feature, inspecting the container for correct label seating by tracking the feature coordinates of the design feature along a conveying path from the first inspection unit to said second inspection unit.06-13-2013
20110247743AUTOMATED BIAS-PLY PREPARATION DEVICE AND PROCESS - A material preparation device is provided. The material preparation device includes a bias-ply assembly, a feedstock assembly and an application head. The bias-ply assembly is configured to pass a bias-ply backing material along a first path. The feedstock assembly is configured to pass a feedstock along a second path that crosses the first path at a select angle. The feedstock includes resin pre-impregnated fiber reinforced material (pre-preg) having the fibers at a first orientation relative to an edge of the feedstock. The application head is configured to transfer the pre-preg from the feedstock to the bias-ply backing material at a location where the first path crosses the second path to form a bias-ply with the fibers of the pre-preg having a second different orientation relative to an edge of the formed bias-ply.10-13-2011
20130139951METHOD FOR SELECTING NANOPOROUS CARBON MATERIAL FOR POLARIZABLE ELECTRODE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SUCH POLARIZABLE ELECTRODES AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ELECTROCHEMICAL DOUBLE LAYER CAPACITOR - A method of selecting the nanoporous carbon material for at least one of the polarizable electrodes (positive and/or negative) of EDLC with given organic electrolyte is suggested. The method includes providing of a number of nanoporous carbon materials, which can potentially be used for manufacturing the EDLC electrodes, impregnating the materials with the selected electrolyte followed by measuring the diffusion coefficients of anions and cations of the electrolyte inside the pores of the carbon materials and selecting for positive and negative electrodes the carbon materials, which provide the maximum diffusion coefficients of anions and cations, respectively. A method of manufacturing polarizable electrodes (positive and/or negative) and a method of manufacturing electrochemical double-layer capacitor based on the said method of selecting the nanoporous carbon material are also suggested.06-06-2013
20090020212SMART COMPOSITES AND METHOD OF USE THEREOF - Devices, systems, and methods for monitoring the condition of components, such as components of airframes, and in particular devices, methods, and systems for detecting faults and warning of faults in components using transmission mechanisms, such as optically or electrically conductive material incorporated in the construction of the components, added to a laminate material.01-22-2009
20100288420CONTINUOUS METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANUFACTURING LIQUID-CRYSTAL DISPLAY ELEMENTS - A continuous manufacturing method and system for liquid-crystal display elements which enhances accuracy, increases speed and improves in yield in the continuous production of liquid crystal elements. The continuous method and system performs steps of, defining a plurality of defective and normal-polarizing-sheet slitting positions on a continuous web of optical film, based on positions of defects existing in the optical film, and applying only normal polarizing sheets to a liquid-crystal panel. The polarizing sheet includes the defective and normal-polarizing-sheet slitting positions recorded as encoded information which is used to determine whether the polarizing sheet defined between slit lines sequentially formed in the continuous web, is a normal polarizing sheet, peeling the normal polarizing sheet from the carrier film and applying the normal polarizing sheet to the liquid-crystal panel.11-18-2010
20120255663SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THREE-DIMENSIONAL MULTI-LAYER OBJECTS FROM DIGITAL MODELS - A set of two-dimensional layers is determined based on a digital three-dimensional model. An image corresponding to each of the layers is rendered on each of a corresponding number of sheets of at least partially transparent material. The sheets of material are assembled together to produce a three-dimensional structure corresponding to the digital model.10-11-2012
20130139950ROTATIONAL MISALIGNMENT MEASURING DEVICE OF BONDED SUBSTRATE, ROTATIONAL MISALIGNMENT MEASURING METHOD OF BONDED SUBSTRATE, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING BONDED SUBSTRATE - A rotational misalignment between semiconductor wafers constituting a bonded wafer is calculated. A light source is arranged at a position which is on a front side of an opening of a notch and which is separated from an outer edge portion of a bonded wafer by a predetermined interval, and outputs light to irradiate the outer edge portion of the bonded wafer including the notch. A camera receives and photoelectrically converts reflected light that is specularly-reflected by the outer edge portion of the bonded wafer including the notch among the light outputted by the light source in order to output a brightness distribution of the reflected light as an image. A computer analyzes positions of notches from the image outputted by the camera to obtain a notch position misalignment, and further calculates a rotational misalignment between semiconductor wafers using a center position misalignment between the semiconductor wafers.06-06-2013
20120273112PRODUCTION OF TAPE GOODS HAVING DIAGNOSTIC AID - A method for producing an analysis tape for fluid samples, in particular body fluids, is proposed. In the method, diagnostic auxiliary labels are transferred to a carrier tape, wherein at least one vacuum roller is used for the transfer of the diagnostic auxiliary labels. The diagnostic auxiliary labels are detected on the vacuum roller. At least one tape position of the carrier tape is furthermore detected. The transfer of the auxiliary labels to the carrier tape is effected in accordance with the detected auxiliary labels and the tape position.11-01-2012
20130153115APPARTUS AND METHOD FOR WELDING - In an apparatus and a method for welding of workpiece layers, a feed device is activated with a predefined adjustment force without ultrasound activation and the sonotrode is advanced in the direction of an anvil. The adjustment force is subsequently reduced and the sonotrode is activated. The sonotrode can subsequently be deactivated and the adjustment force can be increased on the basis of a deactivation signal.06-20-2013
20130153116JOINT SYSTEM, SUBSTRATE PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND JOINT METHOD - The present disclosure includes: a joint processing station including a coating unit applying an adhesive to a processing target substrate or a supporting substrate, a first heat processing unit heating the substrates coated with the adhesive, a second heat processing unit heating the substrates to a higher temperature, a reversing unit reversing front and rear surfaces of the substrate, a joint unit joining the processing target substrate and the supporting substrate together by pressing them, and a transfer region for transferring the substrates to the units; and a transfer-in/out station transferring the substrates into/from the joint processing station.06-20-2013
20100314024LABEL AFFIXING SYSTEM - A label affixing system with which a signal can be supplied to a label affixing machine from an image capturing unit which detects a conveyed object to be labeled. The label affixing system includes a plurality of conveyance lines, a CCD for capturing an image of the conveyed object, and a label affixing machine that includes a plurality of printing formats and affixes a printed label to the conveyed object. The system measures a distance to the conveyed object subjected to image capture by the CCD; selects one printing format from the plurality of printing formats on the basis of the measured distance to the conveyed object; prints the label on the basis of the selected printing format; and affixes the printed label to the conveyed object.12-16-2010
20130180643Heat-Seal System and Method - A heat-seal device generally includes a heat source, a thermal conductor, which encapsulates at least a portion of the heat source and is capable of transferring heat from the heat source, and a thermal insulator, which substantially surrounds the thermal conductor but leaves a portion thereof exposed, the exposed portion of the thermal conductor providing a heat-seal contact surface, which is adapted to be brought into sliding contact with a material to be sealed.07-18-2013
20110303344TEMPORARY TATTOO REMOVAL DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME - Temporary tattoo removal devices for temporarily covering and concealing tattoos include an opaque tattoo removal device or a releasable coating layer that is configured to adhere to a user's skin to cover and conceal tattoos. The color of the opaque tattoo removal device or releasable coating layer matches the skin tone of the user's such that the tattoo removal device or releasable coating layer is nearly invisible when applied.12-15-2011
20130186550MASKING METHOD USING MASKING JIG - A masking jig holding unit (07-25-2013
20130192742METHOD FOR REPAIRING A LAMINATED ARTICLE HAVING A DAMAGED AREA - A method for repairing a laminated article having a damaged area comprising the steps of: removing the damaged area from the laminated article so as to leave a repair site; positioning a repair patch to cover the repair site; placing one or more heat blankets over the repair patch and other selected locations; placing the laminated article with the repair patch in a vacuum bag; placing the vacuum bag in an autoclave; operating the autoclave within a selected range of desired temperatures and pressures; and, curing the repair patch of the laminated article without disturbing or damaging the adjacent bondments within a composite structure.08-01-2013
20130199696Apparatuses and Methods for Fabricating Elastomeric Laminates - The present disclosure relates to methods for manufacturing absorbent articles, and in particular, to methods for making elastomeric laminates that may be used as components of absorbent articles. The methods and apparatuses according to the present disclosure may be configured to automatically rethread elastic materials that may break during the assembly process. The apparatuses and methods herein may also utilize various types of inspection systems and methods that detect breaks in the elastic material during the manufacturing process. Such systems and methods may report on the broken elastic material, and in some instances, may stop the manufacturing process if the broken elastic material is not automatically rethreaded after a predetermined period of time. In addition, the inspection system may also track a length of the laminate containing the broken elastic material (referred to herein as a defect length) as the defect length advances through additional converting processes.08-08-2013
20130098527ROTOR BLADE FORM FOR PRODUCING A ROTOR BLADE OF A WIND POWER PLANT - The present invention concerns a rotor blade mold for producing a rotor blade of a wind power installation or a part thereof comprising a heatable mold portion having a shaping surface for shaping the rotor blade surface and wherein the heatable mold portion has at least two heating portions and each heating portion includes at least one electrical resistance heating element arranged at or beneath the shaping surface and a supply unit for supplying the at least one resistance heating element with electrical heating current.04-25-2013
20120085478DOUBLE-FACED ADHESIVE TAPE JOINING METHOD AND DOUBLE-FACED ADHESIVE TAPE JOINING APPARATUS - A piece of a double-faced adhesive tape cut into a substrate shape is separated from a carrier tape with an edge knife. The separated piece of the double-faced adhesive tape is joined to a substrate relatively moving at a speed synchronized to a separation speed. It is monitored whether or not the piece of the double-faced adhesive tape is in good joining condition to the substrate to which a joining process has been performed. When poor joining is detected, the piece of the double-faced adhesive tape is separated and removed from the substrate in poor joining condition, and a piece of the double-faced adhesive tape is again joined to the substrate from which the piece of the double-faced adhesive tape is already separated and removed.04-12-2012
20130206317METHOD FOR CONTROLLING RF ENERGY APPLIED TO MOLDS - Each platform mounted mold assembly for plastic tubing includes a circuit board containing parameters defining elements of the forming, molding, tipping or welding operation to be undertaken on the tubing. A control unit includes an RF generator for providing the RF energy to effect the forming, molding, tipping or welding process, a source of air under pressure to operate the mechanical elements attendant each mold assembly, various sensors and a multiplex unit. In operation, the control unit serially addresses each of the mold assemblies, senses the parameters attendant the mold and applies the appropriate power level of RF energy for a specific duration and temperature while activating the mechanical aspects of the mold assembly. The mold assemblies may be serially activated through a multiplex unit or in a particular sequence that may be operator controlled.08-15-2013
20130206318REPAIR OF DELAMINATED PLATES WITH PIEZOELECTRIC MATERIALS - A piezoelectric patch can be used to repair a defective structure having a plate configuration. The piezoelectric patch can be energized with an applied voltage that is configured to sustain the loading arising from the plate. The applied voltages and electrodes of the patch can be configured based on a numerical model and a finite element method (FEM).08-15-2013

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