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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
156730400 Sheet or web splicing 16
156730300 With sonic or ultrasonic cutting 6
156730200 Rod, strand, or filament 5
20100116411CONTINUAL MANUFACTURING PROCESS FOR SWABS - A continual manufacturing process includes steps of preparing a combined band consisting of two-layers of material sheets and plural swab sticks having their heads sandwiched orderly between the two layers of material sheets, a step of placing the combined sheet together with the sticks and moved on the table by a conveying roller to pass between a roller-type knife mold and a supersonic vibrating head to let the roller-type knife mold press a part of the two layers at the head of each stick, and a step of cutting the part of the material sheets at the head of each stick by means of punch knives of the roller-type knife mold and of being heated by the roller-type knife mold to soften and to be adhered to the head of each stick to make finished swabs.05-13-2010
20100071833System And Method Of Making Tapered Looped Suture - A system for forming a looped suture having a tapered cut is provided. The system includes a base for selectively retaining a portion of thread, a clamping device for receiving a first end of the thread, a tensioning device for receiving a second end of the thread, a welding assembly configured to join a first and second section of the thread to form a loop, and a cutting assembly configured to form a tapered end on the first section of the thread.03-25-2010
20120111476ULTRASONIC SEALING JAW AND METHOD FOR ULTRASONIC SEALING - An ultrasonic sealing jaw (05-10-2012
20100276062System And Method For Making Tapered Looped Suture - A system for forming a looped suture is provided. The system includes a suture supply assembly configured for supplying thread, a flipper gripping assembly configured for forming a loop in the thread, a carriage assembly configured for advancing the thread through the forming process, and a welding assembly configured for securing the loop in the thread.11-04-2010
20110067797Apparatus for Producing Elastomeric Nonwoven Laminates - An apparatus for producing an elastomeric nonwoven laminate including a plurality of elastomeric strands joined to a nonwoven web in a controlled distribution is provided. The apparatus includes an extruder for extruding a plurality of elastomeric strands onto a cooled surface of a rotating drum, which transports the strands in parallel alignment to a nip formed between two rollers rotating about parallel axis. The drum transfers the plurality of strands to the nip in a controlled distribution where it is bonded with the nonwoven. The apparatus also includes elements which automate the apparatus for creating the elastomeric nonwoven laminate.03-24-2011
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20120199268Method of Manufacturing a Body Adhering Absorbent Article Orientated in the Cross-Machine Direction with Reduced Curl - The present disclosure provides a method of manufacturing body adhering absorbent articles orientated in the cross-machine direction, body adhering absorbent article having reduced or eliminated curl. The articles are manufactured with reduced curl by selectively reducing or eliminating the shell elastic tension in regions where components of the body adhering absorbent article are to be attached to form the composite absorbent article web. In certain aspects the body adhering absorbent articles are manufactured by supplying an elastic web of shell material having a longitudinal and transverse direction, that is stretchable only in the transverse direction, attaching at least one component to form a composite web material, and cutting the composite web material to form a body adhering absorbent article.08-09-2012
20130042960ULTRASONIC BONDING SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME - An ultrasonic bonding machine is provided. The ultrasonic bonding machine includes a support structure configured to support a workpiece during a bonding operation. The ultrasonic bonding machine further includes an upper bonding tool positioned above the support structure and configured for bonding an upper bonding material to an upper side of the workpiece, and a lower bonding tool positioned below the support structure and configured for bonding a lower bonding material to a lower side of the workpiece. The ultrasonic bonding machine may also be an ultrasonic ribbon bonding machine configured to bond an upper and lower conductive ribbon to a solar substrate.02-21-2013
20130042959ULTRASONIC WELDING MACHINE AND METHOD OF ALIGNING AN ULTRASONIC WELDING HORN RELATIVE TO AN ANVIL - An ultrasonic welding machine and method are provided. The machine includes an ultrasonic welding horn operably coupled to a housing. The machine further includes an anvil operably coupled to the housing. The machine further includes a removable collar assembly that is coupled around a portion of an outer surface of the ultrasonic welding horn. The removable collar assembly has at least first and second set screws that contact the housing such that when at least one of the first and second set screws are moved inwardly toward the housing, the removable collar assembly rotates the ultrasonic welding horn to align the ultrasonic welding horn relative to the anvil.02-21-2013
20090194221METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING BALL WITH COLOR IMPRESSION - Disclosed is a method for manufacturing a ball with color impression. The ball includes an inflatable bladder, which is enclosed by a reinforcement layer and further wrapped by a body layer and a color composite sheet. The method includes a process for making the color composite sheet, which include a step of making a color film, which is made of a porous material having minute pores and on which a pattern is printed, with the pores maintained after printing, and a step for making a transparent layer, which is made by heating a material for making the transparent layer into a flowable liquid form for filling into the pores of the color film to form the color composite sheet, wherein the printed pattern that is formed on the color film is observable through the transparent layer.08-06-2009
20120168057METHOD OF VIBRATION WELDING07-05-2012
20090199951VIBRATION WELDING METHOD AND SYSTEM - A first thermoplastic part is simultaneously welded to second and third thermoplastic parts by fastening the first part to a tool mounted for linear vibration, the tool being connected to spring members urging the tool toward a central position and responsive to displacement of the tool from the central position for urging the tool back to the central position; fastening the second and third parts in stationary positions with surfaces of the second and third parts to be welded to the first part positioned adjacent different surfaces of the first part; pressing the second and third parts against the first part while (a) clamping the first part between the tool and a resonant mount and (b) imparting vibratory movement to the tool and thus to the first part in a direction substantially parallel to the surfaces to be welded. In one implementation, the resonant mount is supported on roller bearings.08-13-2009
20130037201METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR APPLICATION OF NESTED ZERO WASTE EAR TO TRAVELING WEB AND FORMATION OF ARTICLES USING A DUAL CUT SLIP UNIT - The present invention provides a method of providing a disposable product with zero waste ear formation and attaching the ears to a running chassis web. A cut/slip operation is performed on an incoming web carried by a transfer drum, and the cut/slip pieces are further divided and next separated by a second transfer drum and bonded to incoming webs.02-14-2013
20100101700NON-RANDOM ARRAY ANISOTROPIC CONDUCTIVE FILM (ACF) AND MANUFACTURING PROCESSES - Structures and manufacturing processes of an ACF array using a non-random array of microcavities of predetermined configuration, shape and dimension. The manufacturing process includes fluidic filling of conductive particles onto a substrate or carrier web comprising a predetermined array of microcavities, or selective metallization of the array followed by filling the array with a filler material and a second selective metallization on the filled microcavity array. The thus prepared filled conductive microcavity array is then over-coated or laminated with an adhesive film. Cavities in the array, and particles filling the cavities, can have a unimodal, bimodal, or multimodal distribution.04-29-2010
20090038735METHOD OF MAKING RFID DEVICES - A method of making a radio frequency identification (RFID) device includes temporarily adhering an RFID interposer to an antenna, and subsequently ultrasonically welding the interposer leads to the antenna. The temporary adhering may involve use of any of variety of suitable adhering materials, such as an adhesive, wax, or even water. The adhering and the ultrasonic welding may be parts of a process that involves mostly continuous movement of an antenna web that has multiple antennas on it. The adhering material temporarily holds the interposer in place prior to the ultrasonic welding, which is important in a process that involves a moving web. The adhering may be such that there is no material between the conductive material interposer leads, and conductive material of the antenna. This allows the ultrasonic welding to proceed without any need to push intervening material aside.02-12-2009
20130068372Leak proof pipe connections and leak proofing pipe connections - A sealing ring and a method of preventing or stopping a joint leak between a pipe and a pipe fitting to minimize property damage as well as clean up costs occurring from property damage due to joint leaks by securing a sealing ring to the pipe and the pipe fitting to form a secondary joint that inhibits or prevent leakage between the primary joint between the pipe and the pipe fitting.03-21-2013
20130068371METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING FUEL CELL MEMBRANE-ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY ULTRASONIC VIBRATION BONDING - The present invention provides a method for manufacturing a fuel cell membrane-electrode assembly by ultrasonic vibration bonding, which prevents damage to the membrane-electrode assembly by an ultrasonic vibration horn. That is, the present invention provides a method for manufacturing a fuel cell membrane-electrode assembly in such a manner that a sub-gasket is bonded to both sides of a polymer electrolyte membrane using ultrasonic vibration and, subsequently, an electrode is coated and dried on both sides of the polymer electrolyte membrane which exposed through an opening of the sub-gasket, thereby preventing the membrane-electrode assembly from being damaged.03-21-2013
20110308699Method and Apparatus for Making a Filtering Unit - Disclosed is a method for making a disk-shaped filtering unit. In the method, there is provided a laminate by sandwiching a screen-related substrate between two permeable membrane-related substrates. There is provided a machine with a conveying unit, a hot-pressing unit and a punching unit. The conveying unit is used to convey the laminate. The hot-pressing unit is used to hot-press and weld the laminate dot by dot to bond the substrates along a closed curve eventually, thus making a semi-product of the filtering unit out of a portion of the laminate within the closed curve. There is made a final product of the filtering unit by using the punching unit to punch the semi-product with an aperture.12-22-2011
20100078115Use of a Device for Torsional Ultrasonic Welding - The invention relates to the use of a device for torsional ultrasonic welding for joining parts (04-01-2010
20120111475DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING A PACKING MATERIAL USING ULTRASOUND - A device and a method is proposed whereupon the device for processing a packing material using ultrasound comprises the following elements: at least one sonotrode (05-10-2012
20120234461METHOD FOR ATTACHING A POROUS METAL LAYER TO A METAL SUBSTRATE - A method for attaching a porous metal layer to a dense metal substrate, wherein the method is particularly useful in forming orthopedic implants such as femoral knee components, femoral hip components, and/or acetabular cups. The method, in one embodiment thereof, comprises providing a solid metal substrate; providing a porous metal structure; contouring a surface of the porous metal structure; placing the porous structure against the substrate such that the contoured surface of the porous metal structure is disposed against the substrate, thereby forming an assembly; applying heat and pressure to the assembly in conjunction with thermal expansion of the substrate in order to metallurgically bond the porous structure and the substrate; and removing mass from the substrate after the porous structure is bonded to the substrate, thereby finish processing the assembly.09-20-2012
20080295947METHOD FOR ULTRASONIC WELDING AND ULTRASONIC WELDING FASTENER AND JOINING SYSTEMS - There is provided a method for forming joints between components, comprising selecting the components; selecting an ultrasound emitting source; and exposing a region of contact between the components to ultrasounds emitted by the ultrasound emitting source, to form a melted phase, a structural interface at the region of the joint being formed by engagement of the melted phase with the components. The two components may be of similar or dissimilar materials.12-04-2008
20090008021Apparatus and Methods for the Attachment of Materials to Polyurethane Foam, and Articles Made Using Them - One aspect of the present invention relates to a laminated foam product, wherein the adhesive binding the foam to the laminate comprises the mixture from which the foam is made. Another aspect of the present invention relates to methods for making a laminated foam product. A third aspect of the present invention relates to an apparatus for making a laminated foam product.01-08-2009
20110079341Welded Knot End Effector - An apparatus for forming an end effector includes a welding device having a welder positioned adjacent to a base, and a die coupled to one end of the welder. The base and the welder are movable relative to each other. The welder, base or die includes a source of heat that is applied to a portion of the suture disposed between the welder and the base.04-07-2011
20120186719Method For Performing An Ultrasonic Welding Process On At Least One Web - In a device (07-26-2012
20110297295Carbon Canister - A method of manufacturing and assembling a carbon canister for a fuel vapor management system of a vehicle includes injection molding a housing partially defining a first chamber, a second chamber, a third chamber, and a baffle. The housing includes a first wall defining an interface between the first and second chambers and a second wall with a portion of the second wall defining an interface between the second chamber and the baffle with apertures proximate a first side of the housing. The method may include injection molding first and second retention plates, filling first, second, and third chambers with carbon pellets, installing the first retention plate into the second side of the housing proximate the first and second chambers to enclose the carbon pellets, and installing the second retention plate into the second side proximate the third chamber to enclose the carbon pellets in the third chamber.12-08-2011
20100116409MANUFACTURING METHOD OF ABSORBENT ARTICLE - In the present invention, ultrasonic vibration is outputted to predetermined regions of a first web and a second web from an output surface of an ultrasonic horn so that the predetermined regions may be bonded. The output surface includes a central output portion in a center region of three equal regions into which each predetermined region is divided, and both-ends output portions in both-ends regions at sides of the center region. A central maximum amplitude of the ultrasonic vibration outputted from the central output portion is smaller than an end maximum amplitude of the ultrasonic vibration outputted from each of the both-ends output portions. A central bonding strength of the center region is smaller than an end bonding strength of each of the both-ends regions.05-13-2010
20100116410Two-piece container seal and method of manufacture - The present invention provides an improved method of preparing a two-piece container seal. The method comprises contacting a first thermoplastic surface of a moving web of a first flexible sheet material with a second thermoplastic surface of a moving web of a second flexible sheet material, the webs of first and second flexible sheet material moving at substantially the same speed and in the same direction; ultrasonically forming at least one array of spaced, frangible ultrasonic welds between the first and second thermoplastic surfaces, thereby producing a flexible multilayer sheet material having an adhesive-free interface between the first and second thermoplastic surfaces thereof; and cutting a container seal from the multilayer sheet material.05-13-2010
20110168319PRESSURE SENSITIVE TEXTILE ADHESIVE - A method of wash-durably bonding integrated textile emblems such as patches, emblems, labels and cut textile parts to another textile article by laminating a pressure sensitive acrylic polymer adhesive to the back surface of the textile emblem. The acrylic polymer adhesive has a storage modulus that is greater than a loss modulus throughout a frequency range of from 0.1885 Hz to 628 Hz where bonding and debonding are expected to occur, and is devoid of any cross linking additives or reagents. The integrated textile emblem with laminated pressure sensitive acrylic polymer adhesive has improved adhesion to low-to-high energy surfaces, is not water soluble and is of adequate thickness to provide a wash-durable textile-to-textile bond capable of seaming or permanently attaching items such as textile panels, appliqué bearing text, numbers, logos and other indicia for the apparel, accessory and other industries.07-14-2011
20090294017OPTICAL CONTACTING ENABLED BY THIN FILM DIELECTRIC INTERFACE - A method of assembling precision optical or optomechanical components of otherwise incompatible chemistry that provides first and second components having respective first and second polished contacting surfaces to be bonded; deposits a thin film dielectric coating at the surface of the first and or second polished surface, and contacts the coated portion of the first or second components with the respective contacting surfaces to be bonded, while maintaining alignment of the two components, to form a single structure.12-03-2009
20090008022Support with a Material Layer and Method for the Producing of a Support - An information support (01-08-2009
20120291940METHOD FOR JOINING PIPES AND JUNCTION STRUCTURE FOR JOINING PIPES - A method for joining pipes in which a first pipe in which at least one portion to be engaged is sunk inward to an inner circumferential surface side provided in an outer circumferential surface of an end portion of the first pipe, and a second pipe made of thermoplastic resin are joined together. The method includes: inserting an end portion of the first pipe into an end portion of the second pipe; and as a result of a component that transmits ultrasonic waves against an outer circumferential surface of the second pipe that corresponds to the portion to be engaged of the inserted first pipe, softening the second pipe by the ultrasonic waves so that an engaging portion is formed which is made to protrude into the portion to be engaged and is positioned on the inner circumferential surface of the first pipe.11-22-2012
20130213552VIBRATORY WELDER HAVING LOW THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY TOOL - In accordance with an aspect of the present disclosure, a vibratory welder for welding parts together has a vibratory tool made from a material having a low thermal conductivity of no greater than 5 watt/meter degree Kelvin and also having a sufficient strength and toughness for vibratory welding. In an aspect, the vibratory tool is made of a material having a compressive strength of at least 80 MPa (megapascals) tensile and a fracture toughness (K08-22-2013
20120267035System and Method For Making Tapered Looped Suture - An active anvil assembly for use in forming a looped suture is provided. The active anvil assembly includes an anvil member, a first sensor operably connected to the anvil member, and a control assembly. The first sensor is configured for measuring at least one of force, torque, and distance feedback. Also provided are systems and methods for forming a looped suture including an active anvil assembly.10-25-2012
20090025853METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ULTRASOUND PROCESSING OF A MATERIAL WEB - A sonotrode and an anvil have a spacing determined by a manually adjustable mechanical device. The adjustable mechanical device includes an abutment device which maintains the distance between the sonotrode and the anvil greater than the minimum space, and which is provided with an elastic device for elastically attracting the sonotrode and the anvil to each other. Thus, it is possible to control efficiently the melting of material between the sonotrode and the anvil, for reliable welding, or for efficient cutting, or for welding along the cutting line.01-29-2009
20090211692Method and System for Enhanced Manufacturing of Biomass-Based Products - A method and a device to be used in the process of manufacturing plates, such as fibreboards or the like boards, where the raw material in form of bio-mass particles, such as wood fibres or the like, applied with a thermosetting binder is spread onto a forming belt to form a mat, and where said mat by means of a hot press is compressed into the desired thickness of the finished plate and the thermosetting binder is hardened. According to the inventing a system and corresponding method for manufacturing biomass-based products is provided that has enhanced efficiency due to the application of ultra sound.08-27-2009
20100154970Method of Forming Leg Cuffs for Wearable Articles and Articles Made Thereby - A method of forming an elasticised leg cuff for a wearable article is disclosed. In particular embodiments, the method includes providing a first web of material for forming at least part of an outer cover for a wearable article, the first web defining a first surface and an opposed second surface; cutting a web of leg band material to form a discrete leg band having a first, shaped outer portion and a second, inner portion; connecting the shaped outer portion of the discrete leg band to the first surface of the first web so that the inner portion of the discrete leg band extends laterally from a side edge of the first web; connecting an elastic component to the first web, adjacent the discrete leg band; and folding the inner portion of the leg band over the elastic component and connecting it to the second surface of the first web so as to cover at least a portion of the elastic component. Also disclosed is a wearable article and a outer cover for use therein that includes a first web which defines a first surface and an opposed second surface; a pair of opposed, elasticised leg cuffs, each elasticised leg cuff including a discrete leg band having a first, shaped outer portion connected to the first surface of the first web, and a second, inner portion connected to the second surface of the first web; and an elastic component connected to the first web so as to be sandwiched between the leg band and the first web.06-24-2010
20100154971APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ARRANGING A SPACER - An apparatus for arranging a spacer includes a substrate, a roller, and an adhesion unit. The substrate includes a recessed portion. A spacer, which maintains a cell gap of a display panel and has an adhesive member formed thereon, is received in the recessed portion. The roller corresponds to the spacer. The roller makes contact with an exposed portion of the adhesive member. The adhesion unit provides for an adhesive strength between the exposed portion of the adhesive member and the roller that exceeds an adhesive strength between the received portion of the adhesive member and the recessed portion of the substrate so that the spacer may be printed on the roller. Therefore, a cell gap uniformity of a display device may be improved.06-24-2010
20110232826PRODUCTION METHOD FOR CERAMIC-RESIN COMPOSITE - A production method for a ceramic-resin composite, comprising a welding step of ultrasonically welding a ceramic component and a thermoplastic resin component, wherein at the welding step, at least one of the ceramic component and the thermoplastic resin component has been heated.09-29-2011
20100186874METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION OF AN UPPER SHOE PART - The invention relates to a method for the production of at least one layer (07-29-2010
20100206457ELECTRONIC COMPONENT BONDING METHOD AND APPARATUS USING VIBRATION ENERGY - Disclosed is an electronic component bonding method which interposes a bonding resin between first and second electronic components to bond the first and second electronic components to each other. The electronic component bonding method includes providing the bonding resin between the first and second electronic components, aligning the first and second electronic components with each other, pre-curing the bonding resin to generate elasticity in the bonding resin, performing a main curing operation to apply vibration energy to the bonding resin, which has elasticity according to pre-curing, to securely fix the first and second electronic component to each other, and control the amplitude of the vibration energy applied during the main curing operation to be restricted within an elastic region of the bonding resin.08-19-2010
20100218881JOINING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ABSORBENT ARTICLE - A joining apparatus includes an ultrasonic vibrating device, and an anvil roller facing the ultrasonic vibrating device with superimposed continua of front waistline portions and back waistline portions interposed therebetween. The anvil roller includes a protrusion configured to press the continua in a predetermined region between the anvil roller and the ultrasonic vibrating device, a motor configured to rotate the anvil roller, a belt configured to connect the anvil roller and the motor and to be driven by the motor, and a pressing mechanism configured to press the belt in a cross direction perpendicular to a driving direction of the belt.09-02-2010
20100276061CANTILEVERED BAR GAP ADJUSTMENT FOR AN ULTRASONIC WELDING SYSTEM - A method for adjusting the gap between a horn and an anvil in an ultrasonic welding system includes the act of positioning a horn proximal to an anvil, so that a gap is established between the horn and the anvil. A force is applied to the horn, so as to urge the horn toward the anvil. A deformable stop is positioned at a location, such that application of the urging force causes a member operatively connected to the horn to abut the deformable stop, and to deform the stop. The urging force is iteratively adjusted during operation of the horn, so as to adjust the extent of the deformation of the deformable stop, and to maintain the gap between the horn and the anvil substantially constant.11-04-2010
20090107614Hygiene pants for single use - Disposable hygiene pants with a front portion (04-30-2009
20130139954SYSTEM , METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MAKING TAPERED LOOPED SUTURE - A system and method for forming a looped suture having a tapered cut is provided. The system includes a base for selectively retaining a portion of thread, a clamping device for receiving a first end of the thread, a tensioning device for receiving a second end of the thread, and a welding/cutting assembly configured to join a first section and second section of the thread to form a loop and to form a tapered end on the first section of the thread. A die for forming a looped suture having a tapered cut is also provided.06-06-2013
20130139955TORSION SONOTRODE AND ULTRASONIC WELDING PROCESS USING A TORSION SONOTRODE - The invention relates to a torsion sonotrode (S) having a contact surface (06-06-2013
20090065122Fluid Enveloping Device and Method for Enveloping fluid with Thin Films - An fluid enveloping device includes a housing having a vacuum chamber; a valve for blocking off the communication of the vacuum chamber and atmospheric environment; a vacuum pump module connected to the vacuum chamber for extracting air until the vacuum chamber is close to a vacuum state; a die holder for locating a lower thin film and receiving the fluid at the lower thin film; a punch holder for locating an upper thin film; and a sealing nip in the vacuum chamber for hot-pressing the upper and the lower thin films to envelope the fluid therein.03-12-2009
20110240203METHOD FOR PRODUCING A MEMBRANE-ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY FOR A FUEL CELL - Disclosed is a method for producing a membrane electrode assembly for a fuel cell, including: dispersing a catalyst and a conductive binder into a dispersion solvent to provide catalyst slurry; subjecting the catalyst slurry to stirring, sonication and homogenization; applying the catalyst slurry onto a substrate, followed by drying; transferring the substrate coated with the catalyst slurry to either surface or both surfaces of an electrolyte membrane to form a catalyst layer; dipping the substrate, the catalyst layer and the electrolyte membrane obtained after the preceding operation into liquid nitrogen; and removing the substrate to provide an electrolyte membrane having the catalyst layer formed thereon.10-06-2011
20110240202MANUFACTURING METHOD AND MANUFACTURING APPARATUS OF INSULATION CAP - A manufacturing method of an insulation cap, includes the steps of: supplying an elongated tube from a tube supplying unit to a tube placing table; moving a tube press-fastening portion and a welding body portion towards the tube placing table so as to press-fasten a press-fastening position of the tube placed on the tube placing table and to press-contact a press-contacting position of the tube placed on the tube placing table; performing a welding process with respect to the press-contacting position of the tube; moving the tube placing table during the welding process to feed the tube in a tube feeding direction by a specified amount; blanking the tube subjected to the welding process after feeding the tube to form the insulation cap; and discharging the formed insulation cap from a blanking position.10-06-2011
20110083793METHOD FOR FORMING ARTIFICIAL LIPID MEMBRANE - An object of the present invention is to provide a method for stably forming an artificial lipid membrane while suppressing the leakage and evaporation of an electrolytic solution.04-14-2011
20100065187METHOD AND MEANS FOR THE HIGH-SPEED MANUFACTURING OF INDIVIDUAL PACKAGING FOR A LIQUID OR SOLID PRODUCT - An individual packaging method for a liquid or solid product, includes uninterruptedly unwinding a first film, or lower film, 03-18-2010
20110174423THERMOFORMED CONTAINER ASSEMBLY FOR FOOD PRODUCTS - An assembly for forming a container that contains food product and including a thermoformed sleeve and a base. The sleeve includes a frustoconical side wall, an upper lip, and a lower lip. The side wall defines an inner surface, an outer surface, and a plurality of circumferentially-spaced handling features including an outer surface indentation and a corresponding inner surface protrusion. The upper lip projects generally radially inwardly from an upper end of the sleeve and the lower lip projects generally radially outwardly from the lower end. The base is formed apart from the sleeve, and is assembleable to the lower end for closing off the lower opening. In some embodiments, each of the plurality of handling features are wedge-shaped. In yet other embodiments, the base is a thermoformed part, and is ultrasonically welded to the lower lip.07-21-2011
20120199267Method of Manufacturing a Body Adhering Absorbent Article Orientated in the Machine Direction with Reduced Curl - The present disclosure provides methods of manufacturing a body adhering absorbent article oriented in the machine direction wherein the body adhering absorbent articles have reduced or eliminated curl. The articles are manufactured with reduced curl by selectively reducing or eliminating the shell elastic tension in regions where components of the body adhering absorbent article are to be attached to form the composite absorbent article web. In certain aspects the body adhering absorbent articles are manufactured by supplying an elastic web of shell material having a longitudinal and transverse direction, stretching the web of shell material in the longitudinal direction, deadening at least one region of the stretched web of shell material, attaching at least one absorbent article component to at least a portion of the longitudinal deadened zone to form a composite web material, and cutting the composite web material to form a body adhering absorbent article.08-09-2012
20110186204HEATING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF USE OF THE SAME IN A VIBRATION WELDING PROCESS - A method for heating a work piece or a welding interface using a vibration welding system includes positioning the work piece adjacent to a welding tool to define the welding interface and then heating the work piece or the welding interface to within a calibrated threshold temperature using a thermal device, e.g., a heat rod, laser device, or blower. A high-frequency vibration may be applied to form a weld. The work piece may include an adjacent interconnecting member and battery tab. The thermal device may be embedded within the welding tool and controlled via a temperature controller. A vibration welding system includes a welding tool, a thermal device, and a controller. The controller controls the thermal device to thereby control the welding temperature at or along the welding interface. The thermal device may be embedded within the welding tool, which may be configured as an anvil body in one embodiment.08-04-2011
20100282395Sonotrode with U Gap - The invention concerns an ultrasonic sonotrode having a sealing surface which is intended to come into contact with the material to be processed. To provide an ultrasonic sonotrode, an ultrasonic sealing apparatus and a method of ultrasonic processing, which avoids complicated and expensive positioning of the sonotrode and which nonetheless ensures uniform good quality for the weld seam, it is proposed according to the invention that the sealing surface is of a two-part configuration and the two sealing surface parts are formed by two mutually facing sealing surface portions.11-11-2010
20120305168METHOD FOR COATING COMPONENTS - A method for coating workpieces (12-06-2012
20090218031Method and apparatus for making dunnage - An apparatus for manufacturing dunnage including a plurality of rollers for pulling a web of material through the machine, a nozzle with at least one port through which gas or liquid flows, a hammer mounted on an ultrasonic frequency converter, and an anvil mounted on the machine in a position such that the web of material can pass between the hammer and anvil while allowing the hammer to strike the anvil. The ultrasonic frequency converter is connected to a power source and generates vibrations at a frequency causing the hammer to vibrate at a frequency that will melt the portion of the material that is passing between the hammer and anvil thereby creating a seam. The ultrasonic frequency converter can be mounted on an arm and cam follower to account for variations in the thickness of the web material. The apparatus may be equipped to manufacture multiple pieces of dunnage simultaneously.09-03-2009
20110180197MEDICAL CAPSULE HOUSING FORMED BY THERMAL WELDING - A capsule-type medical apparatus includes a distal-end cover which is formed in a substantially hemispherical dome shape, the distal-end cover having an open bonding end portion; a drum portion cover which is formed in a hollow cylindrical shape, the drum portion cover having an open bonding end portion; a function executing unit which executes a predetermined preset function, the function executing unit being accommodated in the drum portion cover; and an electric storage unit which accumulates drive electric power for driving the function executing unit, wherein the bonding end portion of the distal-end cover and the bonding end portion of the drum portion cover are subjected to a surface treatment, the bonding end portion of the distal-end cover and the bonding end portion of the drum portion cover are bonded after the surface treatment to form an outer casing which has a capsule shape insertable into a test subject and which seals an inside in a liquid tight manner.07-28-2011
20120118480ANISOTROPIC CONDUCTIVE ADHESIVE FOR ULTRASONIC WAVE ADHESION, AND ELECTRONIC PARTS CONNECTION METHOD USING SAME - The present invention is to provide an anisotropic conductive adhesive (ACA) for ultrasonic wave adhesion, which electrically connects a first electrode, which is an electrode of a connection portion of a first electronic component, with a second electrode, which is an electrode of a connection portion of a second electronic component. The anisotropic conductive adhesive includes an insulating polymer resin, conductive adhesive particles which are melted by heat generated from the ultrasonic waves applied to the anisotropic conductive adhesive, and spacer particles, which have a melting point higher than that of the adhesive particles, and wherein the adhesive particles are melted and made to come in surface contact with at least one electrode selected from the first electrode and the second electrode, and the first electrode and the second electrode are electrically connected with a constant gap maintained between the first electrode and the second electrode by the spacer particles.05-17-2012
20090133803Device and Means of Processing a Material by Means of an Ultrasonic Device - An arrangement for processing of a material including at least one layer of material by an ultrasonic device having an ultrasound horn arranged adjacent to an abutment, in conjunction with which a gap is defined between the aforementioned ultrasound horn and the aforementioned abutment, in conjunction with which the aforementioned ultrasonic device is arranged for the purpose of feeding the aforementioned material through the aforementioned gap. The arrangement includes a pre-compression unit for the mechanical compression of the aforementioned material before it is fed through the aforementioned gap.05-28-2009
20090133802Welded Materials and Method For Making The Same - A method of welding materials includes obtaining a first material having a first thermoplastic layer formed thereon; obtaining a second thermoplastic layer; positioning the first material and the second thermoplastic layer such that the first thermoplastic layer faces the second thermoplastic layer; applying energy to the first thermoplastic layer and the second thermoplastic layer at a first location to establish a first weld; applying energy to the first thermoplastic layer and the second thermoplastic layer at a second location, the second location being offset from the first location, a portion of the second location overlapping a portion of the first location.05-28-2009
20120125521ULTRASONIC HOT SEALING METHOD WITH REGULATION OF SEALING PRESSURE - The invention relates to a method for generating a welding force and/or a welding pressure for a welding jaw, in particular a welding jaw of a cross-sealing station of a vertical tubular bag machine, in which the sealing force or a sealing parameter, which correlates with the sealing force, in particular the sealing pressure or the drive power of the drive, is predetermined by a control unit during the sealing time, such that the sealing force runs along a sealing force curve within the sealing time, such that the sealing force curve has a first relative sealing force maximum with a sealing force and at least one second relative sealing force maximum with a sealing force, such that the sealing force at the first sealing force maximum is higher than the sealing force at the second sealing force maximum.05-24-2012
20120211144METHOD AND DEVICE FOR JOINING COMPONENTS - A method for joining a first and a second component, at least one of which comprises a fibre-reinforced plastics material. The components are arranged in relation to one another in such a way that a gap region remains between the first and the second component. The gap region is filled, at least in portions, with an uncured plastics material filler in which nanoparticles are dispersed. Energy is introduced locally into the nanoparticles in order to cure the plastics material filler. In another aspect, the invention provides a device for joining two components.08-23-2012
20100051170METHOD FOR PRODUCING DISPOSABLE WORN ARTICLE - A method for producing a disposable worn article and a laminated stretchable sheet of the present invention includes: a step of forming stretched elastic sheet pieces F03-04-2010
20100012255Microchip Manufacturing Method - Provided is a microchip manufacturing method by which a functional film is formed in a flow path channel and resin microchip substrates are bonded. The manufacturing method has a first step of forming SiO2 films (01-21-2010
20100269975SYSTEM, METHOD, AND APPARATUS FOR FORMING BALLISTIC ARMOR FROM CERAMIC AND SHAPE MEMORY METALLIC ALLOY MATERIALS - A ballistic armor uses shape memory alloys and novel joining techniques to form a solution from a combination of shape memory metallic alloys (SMA) and ceramic materials. The SMA allows a high amount of strain to be recovered through a low temperature heat treatment. The amount of strain recoverable is much higher than that available through conventional thermal expansion mismatch solutions. Solid state or low temperature bonding methods are used to join the dissimilar materials. This joining technique avoids introducing excessive heat that would cause the SMA to transform before the armor system is assembled.10-28-2010
20120222795TIRE WITH AIR BARRIER LAYER - The present invention relates to a pneumatic tire having an air barrier layer, particularly an integral pneumatic tire innerliner, for prevention, or retardation, of air permeation from its inner chamber to the atmosphere through the carcass of the tire. The innerliner is comprised of an annular, cylindrical, hoop of a film having its ends overlapped and heat sealed together. The film is comprised of a continuous thermoplastic polymer phase which contains a dispersion therein of cured rubber domains, particularly cured low unsaturation rubber domains. In one embodiment, one surface of the film contains a thin bonding layer to aid in bonding the film to an unsaturated rubber-containing tire carcass. In one embodiment, the overlapping portion of the ends of the film have a thin rubber layer positioned therebetween.09-06-2012
20130180644METHOD AND TOOL FOR INTRODUCING A DECORATIVE SEAM - A method and tooling for introducing a decorative seam between two sections of a thermoplastic top layer for a composite part. The method may be carried out using the tooling according to the steps of: forming a contact surface along which a visible side of the first section of the top layer and a visible side of the second section of the top layer are brought into contact; heating the contact surface at least regionally; and at least partially connecting the two sections of the top layer by at least regionally pressing together the two sections along the contact surface using a pressing tool having tooth-like projections.07-18-2013
20110120621CONNECTION OF AERONAUTICAL STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS WITH OTHER THERMOPLASTIC ELEMENTS - Connection of elements (05-26-2011
20120085480APPARATUS AND PROCESS FOR AUTOMATIC, CONTINUOUS PRODUCTION OF PREFORMS - An apparatus and a process for automatic, continuous production of preforms from dry fabrics containing a thermoplastic binder element by feeding individual layers (04-12-2012
20090242098Registered stretch laminate and methods for forming a registered stretch laminate - An elastic netting like product is carried between two outer layers of material, such as nonwoven or non-stretch material, which are bonded together at the open areas of the netting like structure. The resulting laminate allows for the outer layers of the laminate to be directly bonded to each other without the stretch engine material being introduced into the bond.10-01-2009
20130020012Welded Knot End Effector - An apparatus for forming an end effector includes a welding device having a welder positioned adjacent to a base, and a die coupled to one end of the welder. The base and the welder are movable relative to each other. The welder, base or die includes a source of heat that is applied to a portion of the suture disposed between the welder and the base.01-24-2013
20120241078Method Of Manufacturing Absorbent Articles Having A Waistband - A method of manufacturing an absorbent article includes directing a web of side panel material and a waist elastic material separate from the web of side panel material to travel. The waist elastic material is bonded to the web of side panel material. The web of side panel material having the waist elastic material bonded thereto is cut to form a side panel having a waistband portion. The side panel having the waistband portion is attached to a chassis.09-27-2012
20080245466Method of Making A Slow Cooker Liner With Securing Band - An improved liner that may be placed in a cooking apparatus, such as a slow cooker, to form and maintain a barrier between the slow cooker and food contained therein. The liner includes a securing band attached around the perimeter of the open top end of the liner and that engages an outside of the slow cooker to form a secure and snug fit of the liner to the slow cooker. The securing band may include an elastic band and/or a heat shrink band. The securing band holds the liner in place when the liner is placed within a container of the slow cooker and the top portion is folded over the rim of the slow cooker. This reduces and/or eliminates the problem of the liner settling or falling back into the slow cooker or the food contained therein. In addition, the liner may include a shaped or contoured bottom edge to further enhance the performance of the liner.10-09-2008
20130174964MICROFLUIDIC DEVICE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - Provided are a microfluidic device that performs a biochemical reaction using a small amount of a biochemical fluid and detects the result thereof, and a method of fabricating the same. The microfluidic device includes: a substrate which comprises a chamber that is formed as a concave groove and accommodates a fluid in the bottom surface of the substrate, and is formed of polymer; and a film welded on the bottom surface of the substrate to seal the chamber so that the chamber is not open at the bottom surface of the substrate, and formed of polymer. The method of fabricating a microfluidic device includes: preparing a substrate which comprises a chamber that is formed as a concave groove and accommodates a fluid in the bottom surface of the substrate, and is formed of polymer; and welding a film on a bottom surface of the substrate to seal the chamber so that the chamber is not opened at the bottom surface of the substrate, the film being formed of polymer.07-11-2013
20130174965APPARTUS AND METHOD FOR ULTRASONIC PROCESSING OF A FIBROUS WEB - An apparatus and a method for ultrasonic processing improved so as to prevent a fibrous web from being disfigured due to the ultrasonic processing. In an apparatus to ultrasonically process a fibrous web running in a machine direction MD, a first mechanical element defined by one of an ultrasonic horn and an anvil and a second mechanical element defined by the other of the ultrasonic horn and the anvil are moved forward or backward in a direction crossing the machine direction MD so as to pass transversely across the fibrous web.07-11-2013
20080216937Elastic laminates and methods of manufacturing same - A method for forming an elastic laminate comprising: bonding a first nonwoven to an elastic film to form a laminate; activating the laminate to form an activated laminate; and bonding a consolidated nonwoven to the elastic film of the activated laminate to form the elastic laminate.09-11-2008
20130098532THIN FILM BATTERY PACKAGING FORMED BY LOCALIZED HEATING - A battery packaging method comprises providing a battery comprising at least one battery cell on a substrate, the battery cell comprising a plurality of electrodes about an electrolyte, and the battery having at least one open peripheral side surface. A thermoplastic bead is provided at an open peripheral side surface of the battery. A cap is placed over the battery and in contact with the thermoplastic bead. The thermoplastic bead is locally heated by directing an energy beam onto the thermoplastic bead, the energy beam having a beam width sized sufficiently small to heat a beam incident region on the thermoplastic bead substantially without heating adjacent regions.04-25-2013
20130098533NOISE REDUCING DEVICE, MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR THE NOISE REDUCING DEVICE, AND PNEUMATIC TIRE HAVING THE NOISE REDUCING DEVICE - Provided are: a noise reduction device with an improved adhesion of a noise absorbing member formed of a porous material and with a reduced processing time; a method of manufacturing the noise reduction device; and a pneumatic tire including the noise reduction device. The noise reduction device of the present invention includes: a noise absorbing member formed of a porous material; a band member for attaching the noise absorbing member to the inner surface of a tire; and locking members formed of a thermoplastic resin. The band member is formed of a thermoplastic resin. The noise absorbing member is disposed between the band member and the locking members. The locking members are bonded to the band member through the noise absorbing member by thermal fusion.04-25-2013
20130112336Method For Assembling At Least Two Plastic Components To Each Other - The method comprises the following steps: 05-09-2013
20130126069Printed Gas Sensor - A printed gas sensor is disclosed. The sensor may include a porous substrate, an electrode layer, a liquid or gel electrolyte layer, and an encapsulation layer. The electrode layer comprises two or more electrodes that are formed on one side of the porous substrate. The liquid or gel electrolyte layer is in electrolytic contact with the two or more electrodes. The encapsulation layer encapsulates the electrode layer and electrolyte layer thereby forming an integrated structure with the porous substrate.05-23-2013
20130126068Method of assembly of thermoplastic fencing - A method of assembly of fencing made of thermoplastic materials which can be easily assembled utilizing ultrasonic welding and which can include a unique configuration for the ultrasonic welding surfaces which prevents the flow of melted thermoplastic materials outwardly onto the decorative outer surfaces of the various fencing parts. Any excess thermoplastic material is designed to pass inwardly toward the longitudinally extending bore defined in the various fencing construction parts. This concept is particularly useful for attaching capping fence members which are injection molded onto structural fence members which are extruded.05-23-2013
20110048611DEBONDING A GLASS SUBSTRATE FROM CARRIER USING ULTRASONIC WAVE - A process for making a device comprising a thin functional substrate comprising bonding the functional substrate to a carrier substrate, forming functional components on the functional subsrate, and debonding the functional substrate from the carrier substrate by applying ultrasonic wave to the bonding interface. The application of ultrasonic wave aids the debonding step by reducing the tensile stress the functional substrate may experience.03-03-2011
20080210359WELDING PROCESS AND GEOSYNTHETIC PRODUCTS THEREOF - An ultrasonic welding method which requires no external pressure during the welding step is disclosed. A plurality of multi-layer strips can be welded such that the weld area is not thinner than the rest of the strip and has good UV protection. The method comprises: stacking a plurality of strips; providing external pressure; removing the external pressure, positioning the ultrasonic welding apparatus so that it places no external pressure on the stack; welding at least two strips; and removing the welding apparatus.09-04-2008
20110284149TUNNEL DRESSING FOR USE WITH NEGATIVE PRESSURE WOUND THERAPY SYSTEM - A tunnel dressing for use in treating a tunneling wound using negative pressure wound therapy. The tunnel dressing includes an elongate permeable member having a closed distal end for entering the wound and an open proximal end into which an applicator is removably disposed for guiding the dressing into the wound. The tunnel dressing has a support structure adapted to transport wound exudates away from the wound and to resist compression under suction. The tunnel dressing also has a wound contact surface adapted to minimize tissue entanglement to facilitate removal. The support structure and wound contact surface may be formed from the same material or from two adjacent layers of different material.11-24-2011
20130118672SUBSTRATE BONDING METHOD - Disclosed herein is a substrate bonding method including stacking a plurality of bonding objects including anisotropic conductive films (ACFs) and flexible printed circuit boards (FPCBs), which are sequentially stacked, on a substrate including bonding surfaces having a plurality of steps, according to the plurality of steps of the bonding surfaces of the substrate, and pressurizing the plurality of bonding objects to the substrate by a bonding tool of a bonding unit having pressurization surfaces having a shape corresponding to the bonding surfaces of the substrate to bond the plurality of bonding objects to each other.05-16-2013
20110303345Method for ultrasound welding of two bag foils with a spout - The invention relates to a method for ultrasound welding of two bag foils to a spout, wherein at a first method step, a lateral edge of a bag foil abutting the spout is welded to the spout with a first oscillating structure, at a second method step, the lateral edge of the second bag foil abutting the opposite side of the spout is welded to the spout with a second oscillating structure, and at a third method step, the lateral edges of the two bag foils located next to the spout are welded to each other with a third oscillating structure.12-15-2011
20120018073SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RADIOGRAPHICALLY IDENTIFYING AN ACCESS PORT - An access port for subcutaneous implantation is disclosed. Such an access port may comprise a body for capturing a septum for repeatedly inserting a needle therethrough into a cavity defined within the body. Further, the access port may include at least one feature structured and configured for identification of the access port subsequent to subcutaneous implantation. Methods of identifying a subcutaneously implanted access port are also disclosed. For example, a subcutaneously implanted access port may be provided and at least one feature of the subcutaneously implanted access port may be perceived. Further, the subcutaneously implanted access port may be identified in response to perceiving the at least one feature. In one embodiment, an identification feature is included on a molded insert that is incorporated into the access port so as to be visible after implantation via x-ray imaging technology.01-26-2012
20130206319MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR MICROVALVES - Microvalves are composed in a stacked design of a plurality of components comprising at least two housing parts, a membrane clamped between the two housing parts, and an actuator. A plurality of identical components are respectively arranged on a common, individual support plate and positioned next to each other in one plane. The manufacturing method for the microvalves comprises the steps of: providing the support plates with respectively identical components positioned in a grid pattern each having with the same grid dimension, inserting the support plates on top of one another in a retaining device, connecting at least some of the stacked components arranged on the support plates on an outer edge delimiting the components by a joining method, separating the microvalves by punching, and punching the membrane from a membrane support plate during connection of the components.08-15-2013

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