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Direct application of vacuum or fluid pressure during bonding

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156 - Adhesive bonding and miscellaneous chemical manufacture

156001000 - METHODS

156060000 - Surface bonding and/or assembly therefor

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
156286000 To remove gas from between assembled laminae 16
156287000 To the lining of hollow body 6
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20100018646METHOD AND DEVICE FOR LAMINATING ESSENTIALLY PLANAR WORK PIECES UNDER THE EFFECTS OF PRESSURE AND HEAT - A method and a device for laminating essentially planar work pieces with at least one adhesive layer that can be activated by heat, under the effects of pressure and heat. Initially at least one work piece is inserted into a vacuum chamber of a vacuum lamination press which is divided by a gas-tight flexible compression member into a product half and a pressure half. In the product half of the vacuum chamber, the work piece is subjected to a lamination process under the effects of heat, in which the product half is evacuated and the compression member is pressed directly or indirectly against the bottom of the vacuum chamber by the pressure difference developing here and/or by an additional pressurization of the pressure half of the vacuum chamber. The lamination process is interrupted by opening the vacuum lamination press, the work piece is transferred into a laminator, and here it is subjected to a temperature at or above the activation temperature and/or the curing temperature of the adhesive layer. A film, inserted into the vacuum lamination press separately or together with the work piece or a film web guided through the vacuum chamber, is used as the flexible compression member.01-28-2010
20100065203SEALABLE WATER HEATER MANIFOLD DOORS - A sealable water heater manifold door is formed by adhering a gasket to a manifold door base plate. The manifold door base plate is sized and shaped to cover an opening in a water heater combustion chamber. The gasket is formed from a sealing material that is cut into multiple partial gaskets. The arrangement of multiple partial gaskets on the sealing material reduces excess and unusable sealing material. Each partial gasket has opposed ends that engage opposed ends of another partial gasket to form the gasket. A pair of partial gaskets is applied to an assembly device for accurate and quick placement of the pair of partial gaskets with the manifold door base plate. Door guides on the assembly device are used to align the base plate with the gasket, and the base plate is adhered to the gasket by an acrylic material that is applied to the gasket.03-18-2010
20100071847Wafer bonding apparatus - It is an aspect of the present invention to provide a wafer bonding apparatus having a pressing apparatus configured to press wafers fixed in a fixing apparatus, wherein the fixing apparatus is configured to allow the pressing apparatus to press the wafers without interference. The wafer bonding apparatus may include an upper wafer and a lower wafer, a support member configured to support the upper wafer and the lower wafer, a push member on the upper wafer, and a fixing apparatus configured to fix the push member to the support member, wherein the push member includes a fixing part extending outward from a periphery of the upper wafer, and the fixing apparatus is coupled to the fixing part. It is also an aspect of the present invention to provide a method for bonding wafers.03-25-2010
20100163175VACUUM FORMING MACHINE AND METHOD OF MAKING VACUUM FORMED PRODUCT - A vacuum forming machine according includes a chamber configured to be loaded with a base member and a decorative sheet, a frame arranged to surround the base member that has been loaded into the chamber, a pressure reducer arranged to reduce the pressure inside the chamber, and a communication path arranged to establish communication between the inside of the frame and an external space at the atmospheric pressure.07-01-2010
20100000676 Skin Substitute Manufacturing Method - An improved skin substitute production method is presented that minimizes destruction of the nylon weave netting that comprises the skin substitute at the pore holes of the skin substitute membrane, The skin substitute is comprised of non-biological materials produced with a series of regularly-spaced pores and a nylon weave netting. The top component is a thin (approximately 0.001″ thick) silicone elastomer in which pore holes have been vacuum-pulled; physically attached to the silicone elastomer is a fine knitted nylon fabric (12/1, 15/1 denier).01-07-2010
20130075034APPARATUS AND FACILITY FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF LAYERED SLATES AND RELATIVE METHOD - The invention relates to an oven (03-28-2013
20120234489PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING A PART MADE OF COMPOSITE MATERIAL THAT COMPRISES AT LEAST ONE RADIUS OF CURVATURE - A process for the production of a part made of composite material including at least one radius of curvature, includes a stage for deposition of pre-impregnated fiber layers (09-20-2012
20080295956METHOD AND DEVICE FOR LAMINATING ESSENTIALLY PLATE-SHAPED WORKPIECES UNDER THE EFFECT OF PRESSURE AND HEAT - A method and a device for laminating essentially plate-shaped workpieces 12-04-2008
20120073745LOW VOLUME AUTOCLAVE HAVING CONFIGURABLE SHAPE - An autoclave may be reconfigured to accommodate differently shaped parts by relatively rotating portions of the autoclave.03-29-2012
20110290417SANDWICH GLASS FORMING MACHINE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A SANDWICH GLASS - A laminated glass forming machine comprises an electro-thermal elements (12-01-2011
20110272091METHOD OF MANUFACTURING COMPLEX COMPOSITE PARTS - A system for manufacturing a composite part from composite material comprises a bag and a tool. The bag may retain a first portion of the composite material and may include a chamber and a sheet, to which the chamber is coupled. The chamber may be positioned adjacent a rigidized support configured to maintain the chamber in the shape of a non-planar feature of the composite part. The tool may include an upper surface configured to retain a second portion of the composite material and shaped to correspond to an outer mold line of the composite part. The bag may be placed upon the upper surface of the tool such that the composite material is fully enclosed by the combination of the bag and the upper surface of the tool. A heating element may provide a high temperature to cure the composite material.11-10-2011
20110297314METHOD FOR PREPARING MULTILAYER STRUCTURES CONTAINING A PERFLUORINATED COPOLYMER RESIN LAYER - Disclosed is a method for preparing a multilayer film laminate having a first layer comprising a perfluorinated copolymer resin layer adhered to a second layer comprising an olefin ester copolymer that has been blended with an organosilane. The multilayer laminate is useful in photovoltaic modules. Methods for preparing photovoltaic modules are also included.12-08-2011
20110297313METHOD FOR PREPARING TRANSPARENT MULTILAYER FILM STRUCTURES HAVING A PERFLUORINATED COPOLYMER RESIN LAYER - Disclosed is a method for preparing a multilayer film laminate having a first film layer comprising a perfluorinated copolymer resin layer adhered to a polymeric second film layer that has been surface treated with an aminosilane. The multilayer laminate is useful as a photovoltaic module component. Methods for preparing photovoltaic modules that include the multilayer laminate are also disclosed.12-08-2011
20090183829METHOD FOR MAKING THREE-DIMENSIONAL LIQUID CRYSTAL POLYMER MULTILAYER CIRCUIT BOARDS - A method is for making a non-planar three-dimensional (3D) multilayered circuit board. The method may include forming a stacked arrangement including at least one pair of liquid crystal polymer (LCP) layers with a bonding layer therebetween. The stacked arrangement may further include at least one electrically conductive pattern layer on at least one of the LCP layers. The method may further include heating and applying pressure to the stacked arrangement to shape the stacked arrangement into a non-planar 3D shape and concurrently causing the bonding layer to bond together the adjacent LCP layers of the stacked arrangement to thereby form the non-planar 3D multi-layered circuit board.07-23-2009
20100065202Procedure of Manufacturing a Neutron-Guiding Flat Surface - The subject of the invention is a procedure for manufacturing a neutron-guiding flat surface of low waviness in the course of which a thin plate coated by a material suitable for neutron reflection, advantageously of multilayered structure, is glued onto a significantly thicker carrier surface. The procedure is characterised by placing the thin neutron-reflecting plate onto a base surface of low flatness, typically of the order of magnitude of 1003-18-2010
20110214809BONDING APPARATUS AND BONDING METHOD - A bonding apparatus includes a first holding section which places and holds a first member on an upper surface, and a second holding section which adsorbs and holds a second member on a lower surface. The second holding section is configured such that a center section bends due to a predetermined pressure. The second holding section includes an intake mechanism which sucks atmosphere of a bonding space between the first holding section and the second holding section. A protrusion which protrudes downward along an outer circumferential lower surface of the second holding section is formed on the outer circumferential lower surface. A sealing member which holds an air-tightness of the bonding space and has elasticity is formed in a lower surface of the protrusion. A height adjusting mechanism which abuts on the protrusion and can adjust the vertical distance between the first member and the second member is formed on a side surface of the first holding section.09-08-2011
20100252191SHEET STICKING APPARATUS AND SHEET STICKING METHOD - A sheet sticking apparatus 10-07-2010
20090294053PRODUCTION, FORMING, BONDING, JOINING AND REPAIR SYSTEMS FOR COMPOSITE AND METAL COMPONENTS - Method and apparatus for the production, forming bonding, joining and repair systems composite and metal components utilising at least one pressure chamber having a displaceable abutment face, wherein fluid is circulated at an elevated temperature and pressure through the pressure chamber.12-03-2009
20110192537Method Of Customizing An Article And Apparatus Including An Inflatable Member - A graphic transfer assembly is disclosed. The graphic transfer assembly includes an inflatable member that is capable of expanding to fill the interior of an article of footwear. The graphic transfer assembly can include a fluid pump for filling the inflatable member.08-11-2011
20090120572Substrate lamination system and method - The present disclosure is directed to a substrate lamination system and method.05-14-2009
20080210371Tape Adhering Apparatus And Tape Adhering Method - A device and a method for bonding a tape, by which a tape member may be preferably bonded to a work piece, and simplified processing, reduced cost, and improved bonding strength may be realized. A tape bonding device which bonds a tape member to a work piece includes an elastic sheet member on the upper surface of which the work piece is mounted, a vacuum chamber which is located on the side of the upper surface of the elastic sheet member, an air introducing section which is located on the side of the lower surface of the elastic sheet member, a mounting section on which the elastic sheet member is mounted, a holding member which holds the elastic sheet member in a state in which the air is prevented from being carried into the vacuum chamber, a tape holding unit which holds the tape member in the upper portion of the work piece, a first sucking unit for vacuum suction of the inside of the vacuum chamber, a second sucking unit for vacuum suction of the air introducing section, an air introducing unit which introduces the air into the air introducing section, and a pressurizing unit which introduces the air into the inside of the vacuum chamber in a pressurized state.09-04-2008
20120291950MOUNTING METHOD AND MOUNTING DEVICE - A mounting method of mounting an element on a substrate, includes a first hydrophilization process of hydrophilizing a region on a surface of the substrate where the element is to be joined; a second hydrophilization process of hydrophilizing the surface of the element; a mounting process of mounting the element on a mounting part such that the hydrophilized surface of the element faces upwards; a coating process of coating a liquid on the hydrophilized surface of the element; and an arrangement process of arranging the substrate above the mounting part such that the region on the surface of the substrate where the element is to be joined faces downwards. The method further includes a contact process of bringing the substrate arranged above the mounting part close to the mounting part on which the element is mounted to bring the liquid into contact with the surface of the substrate.11-22-2012
200902775783-Dimensional Curved Substrate Lamination - A method of laminating a surface of a flexible material to a surface of a rigid, curved material. The method includes pressing an area of the surface of the flexible material into the surface of the rigid, curved material with a holder to create a contact area while the flexible material is conformed to the holder, which has a curvature greater than a curvature of the rigid, curved material surface; and changing the contact area between the surface of the flexible material and the surface of the rigid, curved material while maintaining pressure on the contact area until the surface of the flexible material and the surface of the rigid curved material are laminated.11-12-2009
20090165946DECORATIVE SHEET, DECORATED FORMED PRODUCT, METHOD OF MAKING THE DECORATIVE SHEET AND METHOD OF MAKING THE DECORATED FORMED PRODUCT - A decorative sheet includes a decoration layer having air permeability and an adhesive layer on the decoration layer arranged to bond the decoration layer onto an object. The decoration layer has an adhesive permeated portion permeated with the adhesive that has diffused from the adhesive layer. The adhesive permeated portion is about one-fifth to about one-third as thick as the decoration layer.07-02-2009
20090165945TOOL FOR USE IN THE MANUFACTURE OF TURBINE BUCKET SHROUD AND RELATED METHOD - A tooling assembly for preforming a CMC composite component includes: a female tool having a substantially flat base and a pair of upstanding sides; a substantially rigid breather frame adapted to surround a preform seated in said female tool; release sheets adapted for placement above and below the preform; a breather mat adapted to overlie the release sheet placed above the preform; and a vacuum bag adapted to enclose the female tool and preform for compaction of the preform and extraction of solvents and excess air from the preform.07-02-2009
20090314426BOLTED JOINT - The invention relates to a method for autoclave-free adhesive bonding of components in order to form in particular, large-sized structural components for aircraft. Since the curing of the least one adhesive film in order to connect the stringers takes place free of autoclaves in a vacuum bag at a relatively low partial vacuum between 70 kPa and 100 kPa, the previously necessary complex structure by masking sharp edges and/or arranging pressure elements on order to increase the local contact pressure in specific regions of the components is dispensed with.12-24-2009
20120267045METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMI-FINISHED BLANK FOR VARIFOCAL LENS - This manufacturing method comprises an adhesive agent coating step of coating the front of a first substrate (10-25-2012
20110005673MOUNTING MAT - An embodiment of a mounting mat has a first portion that is non-tacky and substantially non-porous. The first portion is configured to suctionally attach to a mounting device that is attachable to a device to be mounted. A second portion of the mat is permanently attached to the first portion. The second portion is pliable and tacky and is configured to removably grip a surface for removably affixing the mounting mat to the surface.01-13-2011
20090114339Movable Injection Passages During the Manufacture of Laminates - The present invention relates to a method of manufacturing a laminate with the formation of underpressure between a mould and a vacuum foil and supply of resin from injection areas to the layers of the laminate situated in the mould. The novel aspect according to the invention comprises movement of the injection areas while the resin is supplied.05-07-2009
20100000675METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANUFACTURING MULTI-LAYER SUBSTRATE - Provided are a method and apparatus for manufacturing a multi-layer substrate. The method includes: rolling out a base substrate that is rolled up into a substrate supply roll and delivering the base substrate to a compression roller system; compressing and laminating a laminating material on the base substrate in a vacuum state using the compression roller system; and cooling the base substrate on which the laminating material is laminated.01-07-2010
20090183830METHOD FOR PRINTING ON THIN PLASTIC SHELLS FOR HELMETS OR VEHICLE FASCIAS - A method for printing on thin plastic shells for helmets or vehicle fascias has the following steps. Preparing a colorful pattern board being preparing a colorful pattern board having a plastic board with a top and a bottom, a pattern layer and a melting layer. Forming a crude product by heating and attaching the colorful pattern board to a surface of an untreated shell by vacuum to obtain a crude product. Finally, a crude shell is modified. Accordingly, embellished thin plastic shells are obtained simply with fewer solvents.07-23-2009
20090183831 METHOD OF APPLYING A MATERIAL ON A SUBSTRATE - A method of applying material on a substrate. The material to be applied can be a pattern of material.07-23-2009
20110220280Method for producing armor through metallic encapsulation of a ceramic core - A method for the manufacture through diffusion bonding of metallically encapsulated ceramic armor providing enhanced ballistic efficiency and physical durability.09-15-2011
20110220282METHOD OF USING A WELDING MACHINE INCORPORATING A VACUUM TRACK ASSEMBLY - A welding machine having a frame that includes end supports spanned by a top beam with a truncated V-shaped cross-section and a method of using the same. A vacuum track assembly disposed vertically beneath the top beam retains fabrics to be welded on a perforated surface using suction. A welding head travels along the top beam and applies heat and pressure to the surface to weld the fabrics together. The top beam and vacuum track assembly are extendable by including additional unit segments from which the beam and assembly are constructed.09-15-2011
20110220281Method for producing metallically encapsulated ceramic armor - A method for the manufacture of metallically encapsulated ceramic armor through the use of low pressure processing methods in autoclave furnaces or brazing furnaces.09-15-2011
20090260759Method of improving adhesion of dielectric cap to copper - In a method of promoting adhesion between a copper body and a dielectric layer in contact therewith, the copper body and dielectric layer are placed in a vacuum chamber, in a chamber, the copper body and dielectric layer within the chamber are heated, and SiH10-22-2009
20120103513MOVABLE INJECTION PASSAGES DURING THE MANUFACTURING OF LAMINATES - The present invention relates to a method of manufacturing a laminate with the formation of underpressure between a mould (05-03-2012
20120103512METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FORMING A VEHICLE WINDOW ASSEMBLY - A method and apparatus for forming a vehicle window assembly utilizes one or more induction heating devices to adhesively bond an item of hardware to a glass substrate, which substrate is then adapted to fill an opening in a vehicle body. Preferably, the induction heating device(s) and one or more assembly aids are components of an assembly fixture which allows for automated or semi-automated production of such vehicle window assemblies.05-03-2012
20100154990COMPOSITE STIFFENER POSITIONING AND VACUUM BAG INSTALLATION DEVICE - A method and apparatus for manufacturing composite parts. An expandable tool with a transfer system may be moved on a surface of the expandable tool into an outer mold line tool with a composite material laid up on the outer mold line tool. The expandable tool may be expanded in the outer mold line tool to change the surface from a retracted state to an expanded state. The transfer system may be transferred from the expandable tool with the surface in the expanded state to the outer mold line tool.06-24-2010
20100163174PROCESS AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING COMPOSITE STRUCTURES - A process and apparatus for producing perforated composite structures, such as acoustic skins suitable for aircraft engine nacelle components. The process includes placing at least one mat member, a non-impregnated fabric member, and a pad member on a tool surface so that pins disposed on the mat member project through the fabric member to define holes therein, the fabric member is between the mat and pad members, and the mat, fabric and pad members yield a non-impregnated stack that conforms to the tool surface. The fabric member is then infused with a resin to yield a resin-impregnated fabric and the resin within the resin-impregnated fabric is partially cured, after which the partially-cured resin-impregnated fabric is removed from the tool surface and from between the mat and pad members. A post cure of the partially-cured resin-impregnated fabric can then be performed to yield the composite structure with the holes.07-01-2010
20130213570MANUFACTURING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMPOSITE BODY OF CONTINUOUS SHEET ASSOCIATED WITH ABSORBENT ARTICLE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR ABSORBENT ARTICLE - There is provided a manufacturing method for a composite body of a continuous sheet associated with an absorbent article, the composite body being manufactured by attaching a single-cut sheet to the continuous sheet at a predetermined attachment pitch. The method includes: holding the single-cut sheet by a holding section in surface-to-surface contact, the holding section moving along a path; weakening a holding force by which the single-cut sheet is held; exerting a suction force on the single-cut sheet through the continuous sheet, the suction force causing the single-cut sheet to be sucked toward the continuous sheet; and when the holding section passes a delivery position set on the path, separating the single-cut sheet from the holding section, and delivering the single-cut sheet to the continuous sheet by attaching the single-cut sheet to the continuous sheet without pinching the single-cut sheet between the holding section and the continuous sheet due to the weakening and the exerting, the continuous sheet being running through a neighboring position near the delivery position.08-22-2013
20120125534Methods and Apparatus for Void-Free Debulking of Adhesive Bonded Joints - Methods and apparatus for fabricating adhesive bonded joints while minimizing the voids and/or porosity found in the cured bondline. In accordance with various embodiments, the apparatus comprises an evacuation chamber combined with a pressure inducing device to produce bonded joints that are both void free and thoroughly compacted. The surfaces to be bonded are continuously evacuated throughout the bonding process (pre-mating, mating, debulking and cure). Continuous evacuation is provided via standard vacuum, while the induced pressure can be pneumatically or mechanically provided.05-24-2012
20090250165METHOD, SYSTEM AND EQUIPMENT FOR MAKING PARTS MADE OF COMPOSITE MATERIAL, IN PARTICULAR REINFORCED PARTS FOR AIRCRAFT FUSELAGES - The present invention relates to a system to manufacture composite material parts comprising a supporting mandrel having at least one compacting zone configured to contain at least one composite material element to be compacted by applying a certain degree of vacuum. The system comprises also at least one compacting equipment comprising a frame having a plurality of interconnected arms along a predetermined perimeter, at least one vacuum bag attached to a side of the frame along its perimeter and configured to compact the element, at least one porous material attached to the vacuum bag along the frame's perimeter and configured to adhere in a removable way to the compacting zone and to impede the air influx during the compacting of element. The invention also relates to a compacting equipment and to a method to manufacture composite material parts.10-08-2009
20100243152DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING A FIBRE COMPOUND STRUCTURE - The present invention provides a connecting device for connecting an unhardened fibre layer which is arranged on a surface section of a fibre compound structure to the fibre compound structure. The connecting device comprises pressure cushion comprising a pressure cap for being arranged above the surface section and a pressure tight cap mat which is pressure tightly connected to a circumferential border of the pressure cap, thereby forming a pressure area which is limited by the pressure cap and by the cap mat. The connecting device further comprises a pressure inducing means for inducing an overpressure which presses the cap mat against the fibre layer into the pressure area. According to a further aspect the invention provides a processing method for processing a fibre compound structure. In a first step at least one unhardened fibre layer is arranged on a surface section of the fibre compound structure.09-30-2010
20110056624Process and a Hollow Body for Producing a Component Having at least One Hollow Profile - A process for producing a hollow profiled component formed by joining at least two laminated component elements, includes the steps of laminating a first of the component elements with at least one indentation, arranging a preformed hollow body in the indentation, applying an adhesive agent to a surface area of the first component element next to the indentation, placing the first component element together with the hollow body on the second component element with the indentation facing the second component element and the surface area provided with the adhesive agent contacting the second component element, covering the two component elements with a non-rigid fluid-tight covering, the interior of the hollow body being sealed off from the interior of the covering and being fluidically connected with the ambient exterior environment, placing the covered component elements in a pressure chamber, and applying a vacuum to the interior of the covering.03-10-2011
20080308224Flexible Shape Low Volume Autoclave - Techniques and apparatus for providing a flexible shape low volume autoclave are disclosed. In one embodiment, an autoclave includes an elongated pressure vessel that is sealed on both ends and has a circumferential joint between a first portion and a second portion. The autoclave further includes the portions defining an interior configured for accepting an elongated part, the joint being configured to create an angle between the portions and further creating an opening with a seal, the opening facilitating an insertion of the part into the interior, and the seal enabling pressurization of the interior.12-18-2008
20110247754Method For Vacuum Laminating Glass Without The Use Of Preconditioned Interlayer Material Or An Autoclave - A method for manufacturing a laminated product having the steps of placing at least one interlayer between at least two sheets of material to form a laminated product and then placing the product in a chamber. Heating the product to a first temperature below a temperature at which the grooves in the interlayer will flatten and above ambient temperature to enhance removal of air and moisture. Removing the air and the moisture from the chamber, and then heating the product to a second temperature corresponding to a curing temperature of the interlayer, the second temperature being higher than the first temperature.10-13-2011
20100252190METHOD FOR APPLYING A VACUUM BAG AROUND A FUSELAGE BARREL MADE OF COMPOSITE MATERIAL TO BE POLYMERIZED - A vacuum bag is applied around a fuselage barrel made of composite material to be polymerized, formed by lamination on the outer surface of a mandrel having the form of a solid of rotation about a longitudinal axis. A bag material in the form of a sheet having a transverse width corresponding to the longitudinal length of the fuselage barrel is provided alongside the mandrel. A first transverse end portion of the sheet is fastened or sealed on the outer surface of the barrel or the mandrel. Then the mandrel is rotated around the axis, so as to wrap the sheet about the barrel. While the mandrel rotates, the opposite axial end edges of the sheet are sealed on the mandrel. Finally, a second transverse end portion of the sheet is sealed on the outer surface of the barrel or the mandrel.10-07-2010
20110000612PROCESSING FOR BONDING TWO SUBSTRATES - The invention relates to a method for bonding two substrates, in particular two semiconductor substrates which, in order to be able to improve the reliability of the process, provides the step of providing a gaseous flow over the bonding surfaces of the substrates The invention also relates to a corresponding bonding equipment01-06-2011
20110017396METHOD OF MANUFACTURING PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION ELEMENT - The present invention provides a method of manufacturing a photoelectric conversion element that includes a working electrode, an counter electrode that is bonded to the working electrode through a bonding layer disposed in an outer periphery area of one surface of the working electrode, and an electrolyte layer that has an electrolyte arranged in a gap thereof as a main body, and is a manufacturing method of a photoelectric conversion element at least including: a step of forming the electrolyte layer by filling the gap with the electrolyte through a through hole that is disposed in the working electrode or the counter electrode in advance under a decompressed environment; and a step of acquiring the photoelectric conversion element by sealing the through hole while maintaining the decompressed environment.01-27-2011
20110240219METHOD OF MAKING A FIBER LAMINATE - A fiber laminate is made by providing a core layer of absorptive fiber material between two outer carrier layers to form a three-layer laminate. This three-layer laminate is then directly juxtaposed with a rigid template formed with an array of throughgoing holes separated by webs. Water jets are then directed at the three-layer laminate juxtaposed with the template to drive the fibers of the core layer out from between the carrier layers at the webs and to hydroentangle the outer layers directly with each other at the webs while leaving the core layer generally intact between the webs at the holes.10-06-2011
20100078125Method for securing a curved circuit board in die bonder and recording medium containing program for securing a curved circuit board in die bonder - A method and a program (recorded on a recording medium) for securing a curved circuit board in a flat fashion on (a film application stage and) a bonding stage of a die bonder provided with suction cavities formed in a substrate suction surface of the bonding stage that suctions the curved circuit board, including the steps of evacuating air from the vacuum suction cavities using a vacuum device, and moving a die collet provided at a tip end of a bonding arm to press the circuit board down and thus sealing at least one of the vacuum suction cavities by the circuit board so as to allow the remaining vacuum suction cavities to be sealed successively by the flattened circuit board, thereby sealing the upper surfaces of all the vacuum suction cavities by the flattened circuit board, so that the circuit board is suction-held and secured on the bonding stage.04-01-2010
20100038028LABELING APPARATUS WITH PAY-OUT AND TAKE-UP STEPPER MOTORS AND RELATED METHODS - A labeling apparatus is for applying labels to articles advanced along an article conveyor. The labeling apparatus may include a frame to be positioned adjacent the article conveyor, and a labeler carried by the frame. The labeler may include a housing, and a label supply carried by the housing and having a label strip being separable along a longitudinal centerline, and labels carried by the label strip. The labeler may also include a separation notch member carried by the housing for separating the label strip into separated strip portions as it is advanced thereover, a rotary bellows wheel carried by the housing, and bellows carried by the rotary bellows wheel to pick up labels from the separation notch member and to place the labels on the articles advanced along the article conveyor. The labeler may also include a pay-out motor adjacent the label supply to pay out the label strip therefrom, and a take-up motor downstream from the separation notch member to take up the separated strip portions.02-18-2010
20090321009Method for producing sandwich components and corresponding press - The invention relates to a method for the production of sandwich components with an open core structure 12-31-2009
20100038027LABELING APPARATUS WITH SIDEWALL SHAFT AND RELATED METHODS - A labeling apparatus is for applying labels to articles advanced along an article conveyor. The labeling apparatus may include a frame to be positioned adjacent the article conveyor, and a labeler carried by the frame. The labeler may include a housing having a sidewall, a shaft extending outwardly from the sidewall, a rotary bellows wheel carried by the shaft, and bellows carried by the rotary bellows wheel. The rotary bellows wheel and adjacent portions of the housing may define a porting arrangement for selectively connecting the bellows wheel to a fluid flow to selectively control internal fluid pressure for the bellows so that each bellows is movable/between, a retracted label pick-up position and an extended label-applying position.02-18-2010
20100065204METHOD FOR MAKING VACUUM AIRTIGHT CONTAINER - Under a vacuum atmosphere, while keeping two members in contact with each other with a bonding material therebetween, one of the members is moved relative to the bonding surface in the horizontal direction, and the bonding material between the members is pressed. The surface oxide film of the bonding material, which is a low melting point metal, is thereby broken effectively, and highly hermetic bonding is performed.03-18-2010
20100065205Prepreg for fiber reinforced plastic and production process thereof - A prepreg of FRP (fiber reinforced plastic) having with (i) a matrix resin composition containing a bifunctional isocyanate and/or a trifunctional isocyanate, a polyol and a bifunctional chain extender having two active hydrogen groups at a molar ratio, as a functional group, of isocyanate:polyol:chain extender=5.0 to 1.0:1.0:4.0 to 0, or containing a bifunctional isocyanate and/or a trifunctional isocyanate and a polyol at a molar ratio, as a functional group, of liquid isocyanate:polyol=0.9 to 1.1:1.0; and (ii) a fibrous material. A production process of the prepreg. According to the present invention, the prepreg has a sufficient pot life and permits convenient production of an FRP molding.03-18-2010
20110061808SHEET STICKING APPARATUS AND STICKING METHOD - A sheet sticking apparatus 03-17-2011
20110146906Double Vacuum Cure Processing of Composite Parts - Out-of-autoclave curing of a composite part is performed using a double vacuum chamber assembly comprising integrated inner and outer vacuum chambers.06-23-2011
20090000735LAMINATION DEVICE METHOD FOR FLEXOGRAPHIC PLATE MANUFACTURING - An apparatus and related method for laminating a masking film onto a pre-press flexographic printing plate to place the plate in optical contact with the film by applying a balanced, non-distorting force to the flexographic printing plate and masking film. This method includes laminating the pre-press flexographic printing plate with the film mask by applying an optimized lamination force to achieve optical contact while minimizing lateral film distortion.01-01-2009
20110253307Method of Manufacturing A Touch Screen Device - Disclosed herein is a method of manufacturing a touch screen device. The method of manufacturing a touch screen device includes: (A) disposing an adhesive layer for a transparent substrate of a touch screen and a stacked member; (B) disposing the transparent substrate of the touch screen, the stacked member, and the adhesive layer into a vacuum bag, disposing the vacuum bag into a chamber, and then removing voids formed between the transparent substrate and the adhesive layer, between the stacked member and the adhesive layer, or both of them by pressurizing, or pressurizing and heating the inside of the chamber; and(C) extracting the transparent substrate of the touch screen, the stacked member, and the adhesive layer from the chamber and the vacuum bag, in which visibility is improved by removing voids generated in the adhesive layer when the touch screen and the stacked member are bonded over the entire surface.10-20-2011
20110083801ROOM TEMPERATURE BONDING MACHINE AND ROOM TEMPERATURE BONDING METHOD - Provided is a cold jointing apparatus, which comprises a discharge device, a gas feeding device, a pressure gauge, a clarifying device, a pressure controller and a pressing mechanism. The discharge device discharges a gas from the inside of a chamber. The gas feeding device feeds an introduction gas to the inside of the chamber. The pressure gauge measures the pressure in the chamber. The clarifying device clarifies a first board and a second board in the chamber when the measured pressure is at a predetermined degree of vacuum. The pressure controller controls both the discharge device and the gas feeding device so that the measured pressure may be equal to a target pressure. The pressing mechanism presses the first board and the second board in the chamber when the measured pressure is that target pressure.04-14-2011
20090205778Apparatus and Methods for Applying Labels - An apparatus for applying labels to moving articles includes a vacuum drum mounted for rotation about a central axis and a manifold having a first passage adapted to be in fluid communication with a first vacuum line. First apertures in the vacuum drum are in communication with the first passage of the manifold such that vacuum pressure may be developed at the first apertures to hold labels on selected portions of the vacuum drum. Second apertures in the vacuum drum are adapted to be in communication with a second vacuum line. The second apertures are positioned for location behind the trailing edges of labels held by the first apertures so that excess adhesive applied to the labels may be removed through the second apertures.08-20-2009
20090205777Fluid Pressure Lamination System - A lamination apparatus has opposed plenums that project pressurized fluids toward a fluid pressure lamination zone. Material sheets to be laminated are advanced through the lamination zone and laminated together due to the pressure exerted by the pressurized fluid.08-20-2009
20110186218COMPOSITE TREATMENT OF CERAMIC TILE ARMOR - An improved ceramic tile armor has a core of boron nitride and a polymer matrix composite (PMC) facing of carbon fibers fused directly to the impact face of the tile. A polyethylene fiber composite backing and spall cover are preferred. The carbon fiber layers are cured directly onto the tile, not adhered using a separate adhesive so that they are integral with the tile, not a separate layer.08-04-2011
20110259515Method and Apparatus For Forming And Applying Composite Layups Having Complex Geometries - A composite layup is formed on a tool and placed on a contoured part. The tool is contoured to substantially match the contour of the part. A set of location data is generated which represents the location of the part in space relative to the tool. An automated manipulator uses the location data to move the tool into proximity to the part and place the contoured layup on the part.10-27-2011
20100012268Method for Autoclave-Free Adhesive Bonding of Components for Aircraft - The invention relates to a method for autoclave-free adhesive bonding of components in order to form in particular, large-sized structural components for aircraft. Since the curing of the least one adhesive film in order to connect the stringers takes place free of autoclaves in a vacuum bag at a relatively low partial vacuum between 70 kPa and 100 kPa, the previously necessary complex structure by masking sharp edges and/or arranging pressure elements on order to increase the local contact pressure in specific regions of the components is dispensed with.01-21-2010
20120037311SHIFT LEVER VIBRATION ISOLATION ASSEMBLY AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE - A shift lever assembly designed to isolate vibrations including an outer can having a bore and an outer wall, an inner can disposed within the bore, a vibration absorbing material positioned within the bore and around the inner can; and a sleeve extending from the outer wall of the outer can. The method of making the shift lever assembly includes positioning an outer can having a bore and an attached sleeve in a mold, positioning an inner can in the mold, within the bore of the outer can, injecting a vibration absorbing material into the mold, thereby filling the space within the bore of the outer can around the inner can, and allowing the vibration absorbing material to cure, thereby securing the inner can within the outer can.02-16-2012
20110315315METHOD FOR SEALING TWO ELEMENTS BY LOW TEMPERATURE THERMOCOMPRESSION - A sealing method between two elements, including the following steps: 12-29-2011
20120000602METHOD OF STACKING FLEXIBLE SUBSTRATE - A method of stacking a flexible substrate is provided. The method includes the steps of: preparing a carrier substrate; stacking an adhesive layer on the carrier substrate; and stacking a flexible substrate having at least one image display device on the adhesive layer using a laminating or pressing method. Thus, the flexible substrate is easily fabricated without modification of conventional mass-production equipment for fabricating a display, and thereby a lightweight, thin, and compact flexible display can be realized.01-05-2012
20120006480METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING DECORATED MOLDING - There is provided a method for manufacturing a decorated molding having projections and depressions in a decorated surface, the method including, while a heat-shrinkable resin sheet is supported, a step (1) of creating a difference in thickness between an area A and an area B adjacent to each other in the same plane of the resin sheet through irradiation with infrared rays so that the area A and the area B have surface temperatures different from each other and the surface temperature of at least the area A is a surface temperature that is higher than or equal to a temperature T of an inflection point of orientation returning strength of the resin sheet and a step (2) of attaching the resin sheet to an adherend by vacuum forming to achieve integration. In a method for simultaneously performing vacuum forming and decoration, a decorated molding having projections and depressions in a decorated surface can be obtained with high reproducibility without requiring a physical method such as embossing.01-12-2012
20120043017Joule Heat Encapsulating Apparatus and Encapsulating Method Using the Same - In a Joule heat encapsulating apparatus and an encapsulating method using the same, a panel is mounted on a stage, the panel including a thermal-hardening type sealant for surrounding and sealing a display unit formed between a first substrate and a second substrate, a heat-generating wiring overlapping the thermal-hardening type sealant, and an electric current application wiring connected to the heat-generating wiring. A cap is employed to form a sealed space, in which the panel is arranged, between the stage and the cap. An exhaustion mechanism for exhausting air in the sealed space, and a power applying mechanism connected to the electric current application wiring for supplying a current to the heat-generating wiring, are provided. As a result, a stable encapsulating structure which prevents permeation of oxygen or moisture may be easily formed.02-23-2012
20120168073SHEET STRUCTURE PRODUCTION DEVICE AND SHEET STRUCTURE PRODUCTION METHOD - Provided are a device for producing a sheet structure including a flexible sheet and a structure formed on the sheet whereby the sheet structure can be easily produced and a method for producing the sheet structure. The production device 07-05-2012
20120168072SILICONE MEMBRANE FOR LAMINATION PROCESS - A membrane includes a composite material of a silicone polymer and 0.1 wt % to 15 wt % of a scavenging filler. The membrane has a thickness of at least 1 mm and exhibits a tensile retention index of at least 35%.07-05-2012
20120125535THIN FILM DRYING METHOD AND ALIGNMENT FILM DRYING METHOD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING DISPLAY PANEL - The present invention provides a thin film drying method, an alignment film drying method and a method for manufacturing a display panel. The thin film drying method comprises the following steps: forming the thin film on a substrate; placing the substrate in a vacuum chamber; and reducing a pressure in the vacuum chamber. The thin film drying method can be applicable to the alignment film drying method and the method for manufacturing the display panel. The invention can enhance the film quality after drying.05-24-2012
20100288437Label Applicator Having a Heat Idler - The use of a heat idler moveable along a path provides speed and flexibility in the heat labeling of containers.11-18-2010
20120132359ATTACHING DEVICE AND ATTACHING APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING PLATE, AND ATTACHING METHOD FOR SUPPORTING PLATE - An attaching method for attaching a support plate to a surface of a substrate with an adhesive involves the steps of applying an adhesive to the surface of the substrate, heating and thereafter cooling the substrate, positioning centers of the substrate and the supporting plate to coincide with each other, and forming a layered structure by pushing the supporting plate onto the substrate with the adhesive therebetween in a pressure-reduced atmosphere. In the positioning step, after the supporting late has been placed on the substrate, it is possible to finely adjust the alignment of the supporting plate and a semiconductor wafer when attached because the adhesive is applied to the surface of the substrate, and thereafter the substrate is heated and cooled.05-31-2012
20110180209METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A WIND TURBINE BLADE SHELL PART COMPRISING A MAGNETISABLE MATERIAL - A method of manufacturing a wind turbine blade shell part comprising fibre material impregnated with cured resin is described. The method comprises the steps of: a) providing a first mould part having a first forming surface with a contour that defines at least a part of an outer surface of turbine blade shell part, b) arranging fibre material in the first mould part, the fibre material comprising fibres of a magnetisable material, c) providing a resin in the first mould part simultaneous with and/or subsequent to step b), and d) curing the resin in order to form the wind turbine blade shell part or wind turbine blade. The fibre material is retained against the first forming surface by use of magnet means during step b) and/or step c).07-28-2011
20110180208METHOD FOR LAMINATING PREPREG, METHOD FOR PRODUCING PRINTED WIRING BOARD AND PREPREG ROLL - A method for laminating a prepreg contributing to decrease in layer thickness and having high productivity, a method for producing a printed wiring board by the method for laminating the prepreg, and a prepreg roll used for the method for laminating the prepreg are provided. The method involves: 1) preparing a prepreg roll comprising a prepreg comprising at least a core layer, a first resin layer, a second resin layer, being thicker than the first resin layer, and a supporting base film which covers the first resin layer, wherein the prepreg with the supporting base film is rolled up into a roll; 2) unreeling the prepreg with the supporting base film from the prepreg roll, peeling off the peelable film if the second resin layer is covered with the peelable film, and layering the prepreg with the supporting base film on a circuit board so that the second resin layer side of the prepreg with the supporting base film faces a circuit of the circuit board; 3) vacuum laminating the prepreg; and 4) smoothing a surface of the first resin layer contacting the supporting base film by hot press.07-28-2011
20120168071METHOD AND DEVICE FOR COMPRESSING A COMPOSITE RADIUS - A bow wave in a composite laminate generated during part consolidation is reduced by transmitting atmospheric pressure loads to a region of the part having low compaction pressure due to bridging of a vacuum bag at an edge of the part.07-05-2012
20090071604Glass Laminate Containing Ionomer - A non-autoclave process for producing a glass laminate comprises applying a sub-assembly including a rigid layer and an ionomer interlayer in a vacuum bag or vacuum press under vacuum followed by heating, cooling, and releasing vacuum.03-19-2009
20120312468TAPE ATTACHING APPARATUS AND TAPE ATTACHING METHOD - A tape attaching apparatus includes: a chamber having an airtight space formed therein; a rubber sheet that partitions the airtight space into first and second airtight spaces and has an upper sheet on which a wafer is placed; a tape frame that holds a tape above the rubber sheet; and first and second supply/exhaust tubes that switch pressurization and depressurization of the first and second airtight spaces. In pressurizing the second airtight space and expanding the rubber sheet to lift the wafer to be attached to the tape, after bringing the first and second airtight spaces into a vacuum state, the wafer is attached to the tape while an amount of pressurization of the second airtight space is controlled to change an expansion rate of the rubber sheet from a low speed to a high speed stepwisely.12-13-2012
20100051195METHOD AND LAMINATING PRESS FOR LAMINATING WORK PIECES - A method and a laminating press for laminating work pieces which have at least one adhesive layer that can be activated by heat, under the effects of pressure and heat. Here, at least one work piece is introduced into an open press chamber of a laminating press that can be closed in an air-tight fashion. The press includes an upper chamber half and a lower chamber half. They are movable in reference to each other in order to open and close the press chamber, and a circumferential gasket is arranged between the upper and the lower chamber half. A membrane is mounted directly or indirectly at the upper chamber half and divides the press chamber in an air-tight fashion, and a heater is located to heat the work piece. Together with the work piece a separating film covering it against the membrane is introduced into the press chamber of the laminating press, the press chamber is closed, at least the volume of the press chamber located underneath the membrane and surrounding the work piece is evacuated, and the work piece is impinged with heat. Here, separating film is relaxed prior to closing the press chamber.03-04-2010
20120255676EXTERNAL TO BAGGING MECHANICAL CLAMP - A tool for forming a panel including a core area, at which plies sandwich a core, and a trim area surrounding the core, at which the plies are bonded together, is provided and includes a body having a surface on which the panel is formable, an assembly to apply bonding pressure to the plies at least at the core and trim areas and a clamping device external to the assembly to apply a clamping force to the vacuum bag and the plies.10-11-2012
20110120641ADHESIVE TAPE JOINING APPARATUS AND ADHESIVE TAPE JOINING METHOD - Upper and lower housings nip a supporting adhesive tape that is exposed between an outer periphery of a wafer and a ring frame, thereby forming a chamber. Here, the adhesive tape having a larger width than a diameter of the ring frame divides the chamber into the upper and lower housings to form two spaces. Pressure difference occurs between both spaces such that the lower housing has a reduced pressure than the upper housing for joining the adhesive tape to the wafer.05-26-2011
20120325403HOT FILM LAMINATION (VACUUM ASSISTED) FOR CARPET BACKING APPLICATIONS - A process for laminating a substrate, where the process may include: disposing at least one a thermoplastic film on a porous substrate; heat softening the at least one thermoplastic film; conjoining the at least one thermoplastic film and the porous substrate to form a laminated substrate; and cooling the laminated substrate; wherein the conjoining comprises suctioning the thermoplastic film into the porous substrate. An apparatus for laminating a substrate, where the apparatus may include: a system for disposing a thermoplastic film on a tufted substrate; a heater for heat softening the thermoplastic film; and a vacuum for suctioning the thermoplastic film into the tufted substrate.12-27-2012
20110126976SEALING GLASS - A sealing glass of the present invention is a sealing glass for vacuum sealing an exhaust opening provided in a metal-made vacuum double container, wherein the sealing glass is used in a metal-made vacuum double container having a structure that the sealing glass is placed in a position excepting a position right over the exhaust opening in a vacuum sealing process, the sealing glass is substantially free of a Pb component, and the sealing glass produces a total amount of gases of 900 to 7000 μL/cm06-02-2011
20120298296VACUUM BAG PROCESSING USING DUAL SEALS - Apparatus for processing a workpiece comprises a base adapted to have a workpiece placed thereon. A vacuum bag is placed over the workpiece, and the bag is sealed to the base using inner and outer seals. The inner and outer seals are spaced apart from each other to form a channel therebetween. A vacuum port coupled with a vacuum source is used to evacuate air from the channel.11-29-2012
20120279649A METHOD AND A PLACEMENT TOOL FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF A NON-CRIMP FABRIC - Disclosed is a method for placing fibre-reinforced, pre-impregnated, planar semi-finished products on a placement tool for the manufacture of a non-crimp fabric, wherein a placement film is clamped on the placement tool for purposes of holding the non-crimp fabric, and by means of evacuation and/or the application of pressure is fixed in position on the placement tool and/or can be released from the latter. Also disclosed is a placement tool for the execution of such a method.11-08-2012
20130008596METHOD AND MACHINE FOR LABELLING BUNCHES OF CLOTHS - The method comprises the steps of arranging a bunch of cloths stacked onto one another; taking a label (01-10-2013
20080236740Method and system for manufacturing solar panels using an integrated solar cell using a plurality of photovoltaic regions - A solar panel apparatus and method. The apparatus has an optically transparent member comprising a predetermined thickness and an aperture surface region. The apparatus has a solar cell coupled to a portion of the optically transparent member. In a specific embodiment, the solar cell includes a transparent polymeric member and a plurality of photovoltaic regions provided within a portion of the transparent polymeric member. In a specific embodiment, the plurality of photovoltaic regions occupies at least about 10 percent of the aperture surface region of the transparent polymeric member and less than about 80% of the aperture surface region of the transparent polymeric member.10-02-2008
20080236739Method of applying a constrained layer damping material - In a method of applying a constrained layer damping material 10-02-2008
20130112349PROCESS FOR JOINING A FOIL OR A MEMBRANE - Process for joining a foil or a membrane.05-09-2013
20080216953ENHANCED DEVICE FOR MAKING A MULTILAYER PART COMPRISING AN ASPECT LAYER WITH A GRANULATED SURFACE - A device for making a multilayer part including an aspect layer with a granulated surface. Suction ports open out on a portion of a molding surface of an imprint with a shape complementary to a portion of the aspect layer, such as a peripheral portion.09-11-2008
20120247664BONDING APPARATUS AND BONDING METHOD - The bonding apparatus is capable of effectively increasing temperature of a substrate and reducing occurrence of position gaps and poor connection in a process of flip-chip-bonding semiconductor devices to the substrate. The bonding apparatus comprises: a supporting unit for supporting the substrate, on which the semiconductor devices have been adhered by a non-conductive; and a heating/pressing unit for heating and pressing the substrate, the heating/pressing unit having a built-in heat source and a clamping face, onto which the substrate supported by the supporting unit is pressed. The substrate supported by the supporting unit is moved toward the clamping face of the heating/pressing unit so as to preheat the substrate and the semiconductor devices by radiation heat. Then, the semiconductor devices are pressed onto the clamping face of the heating/pressing unit so as to cure the non-conductive adhesive and bond bumps of the semiconductor devices to terminal sections of the substrate.10-04-2012
20130133828BONDING APPARATUS, BONDING SYSTEM AND BONDING METHOD - A bonding apparatus for bonding a substrate to be processed and a support substrate including, a first holding unit which holds the substrate to be processed, a second holding unit disposed to face the first holding unit and configured to hold the support substrate, a pressurizing mechanism including a vertically-expansible pressure vessel which is installed to cover the substrate to be processed held by the first holding unit and the support substrate held by the second holding unit, the pressurizing mechanism being installed in any one of the first holding unit and the second holding unit and configured to flow air into the pressure vessel and press the second holding unit and the first holding unit towards each other, an internally-sealable processing vessel which receives the first holding unit, the second holding unit and the pressure vessel, and a depressurization mechanism which depressurizes an internal atmosphere of the processing vessel.05-30-2013
20110048634PROCESS AND APPARATUS FOR MAKING AIR-FILLED CELLULAR STRUCTURES FOR USE AS RESILIENT CUSHIONS - A method for fabricating an air-filled cellular structure for use as a resilient cushion. The method includes providing a molding structure including a shelf substantially surrounding a depression, and a platform that fits within the depression and is selectively movable between a plurality of positions relative to the shelf, moving the platform to a preselected position relative to the shelf, wherein the preselected position corresponds to a substantially predetermined amount of air to be contained by the air-filled cellular structure, and using a vacuum device to draw air from within the depression. The method further includes engaging a first portion of a first expanse of generally air-impermeable material with the shelf, whereby the vacuum device draws a second portion of the first expanse of material against the moveable platform, and bonding a first portion of a second expanse of generally air-impermeable material to the first portion of the first expanse, thereby enclosing a volume of air between the first and second expanses. The method may further include bonding a third portion of the first expanse to a second portion of the second expanse, thereby decreasing the volume of the air enclosed between the first and second expanses.03-03-2011
20110232841SEMICONDUCTOR WAFER MOUNTING METHOD AND SEMICONDUCTOR WAFER MOUNTING APPARATUS - An elastic body approximately throughout a holding region of a semiconductor wafer is provided in a recess at a center of a holding table that holds the semiconductor wafer. An adhesive tape is joined over a rear face of the semiconductor wafer and a ring frame by rolling a joining roller while the elastic body receives and supports a surface of the semiconductor wafer as a circuit surface.09-29-2011
20110303358MANUFACTURING FIXTURES FOR SMALL FORM FACTOR DESKTOP COMPUTER - One automated process for evenly applying a thin layer within a device housing includes applying a vacuum hold from a curved surface applicator to the thin layer, pressing the thin layer against the device housing with the applicator, wherein said pressing includes applying pressure from the center of the applicator first and then radially expanding said pressure, and pressing the cylindrical outer housing against an outer region of the thin layer to effect a hard pressed application at the outer surface thereof.12-15-2011
20110308722METHOD FOR JOINING PRECURED STRINGERS TO AT LEAST ONE STRUCTURAL COMPONENT OF AN AIRCRAFT OR SPACECRAFT - The invention relates to a method for joining precured stringers to at least one structural component of an aircraft or spacecraft, including depositing covering vacuum films in advance at least on a predetermined region of each of the stringers to be joined, placing the stringers onto the at least one structural component, depositing and pressing respective vacuum film strips such that each strip is attached to a pair of stringers and present between the pair of stringers with the use of vacuum sealing in such a manner that a continuous vacuum arrangement, including the covering vacuum films and the vacuum film strips, is formed, and pressurized joining of the stringers to the at least one structural component by the continuous vacuum arrangement formed.12-22-2011
20110308721APPARATUS FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES - The present invention relates to an apparatus for the manufacture of semiconductor devices wherein the apparatus includes a bonding module that has a vacuum chamber to provide bonding of wafers under pressure below atmospheric pressure; and a loadlock module connected to the bonding module and configured for wafer transfer to the bonding module. The loadlock module is also connected to a first vacuum pumping device configured to reduce the pressure in the loadlock module to below atmospheric pressure.12-22-2011
20120018089FLEXIBLE MEMBRANE FOR THE PRODUCTION OF PARTS MADE FROM COMPOSITE MATERIALS - An embodiment relates to a molding device that may be used to produce a part made from a composite material. The molding device includes an inductive flexible membrane and an electrically conductive rigid portion. The inductive flexible membrane generates a magnetic field which creates eddy currents in the rigid portion, thereby creating a heat flow. This heat flow heats the part made from composite material by means of conduction.01-26-2012
20120024473Antibacterial protective envelope - A protective envelope for a lid of a plastic cup comprises a vacuous plastic film stuck on the top of the lid which was beforehand vaporized by an antiseptic liquid, without alcohol, then dried. The plastic film includes a detachable part, activated by a thread to be pulled, which is positioned above the opening to drink of the lid. So, when a consumer is ready to drink, he removes the detachable part by pulling the thread, so freeing the opening to drink. With such protection the lid is protected from bacteria and virus which can cause diseases. In brief, the steps of conception of the antiseptic lid are: to vaporize the lid with an antiseptic liquid without alcohol, to dry the lid, to put a thin film of plastic onto the lid by positioning the detachable part over the drink opening and to stick the film onto the lid by means of a vacuum.02-02-2012
20130199721CONSOLIDATION DEVICE AND METHOD OF USING THE SAME - A consolidation device has a dispensing assembly configured to dispense a composite precursor material onto a surface of a mould, and a first nozzle assembly configured to direct a fluid stream onto the free surface of the dispensed composite precursor material. The use of a fluid flow to consolidate the dispensed composite precursor material onto the surface of the mould makes the device simpler, more cost effective and causes less damage to the surface of the composite article.08-08-2013
20120067517Bag member for compression prebonding, holding tool for producing laminated glass, and device of producing laminated glass and method of producing the same - A holding tool 03-22-2012
20120073746METHOD FOR PRODUCING A SOLAR PANEL - Processes and apparatus for producing laminated solar panels built up of a plurality of layers, wherein at least one layer is preheated and stores thermal energy. The at least one layer is laminated, under vacuum or in controlled gas atmosphere, with at least one other layer.03-29-2012

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