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Substrate holder assembly for controlled layer transfer
10/23/14 - 20140312094 - A substrate holder assembly for use in a controlled spalling process is provided. The substrate holder assembly includes a base structure having a surface in which a base substrate or other work piece can be placed thereupon. A framing element is located above and spaced apart from the surface of...

Devices and methods for breaking and storing a safety razor blade
09/18/14 - 20140263523 - Devices and methods for breaking and storing whole or half razor blades. More specifically, devices and methods that can be used by hand to safely and easily break whole razor blades and store the broken blade halves for later use. Specific devices and methods remove whole or half blades and...

Apparatus and method for manufacturing field-pole magnet
08/21/14 - 20140231483 - A field-pole magnet manufacturing apparatus fractures a magnet fixed on a die serving as a lower tool by causing a punch of an upper tool to press the magnet while in contact with the magnet. At least one projection is formed in the punch of the upper tool symmetrically with...

Apparatus and method for providing film sheets, application apparatus for populating articles with film sheets
08/21/14 - 20140231484 - An apparatus for providing self-adhesive film sheets includes a film dispenser that provides a film strip with at least one carrier film and a film for use that is self-adhesive on at least one side. A conveying device conveys the film strip from the film dispenser together with the carrier...

Standing tape dispenser
05/29/14 - 20140144964 - A tape dispenser having a housing, a cavity within the housing and within which a roll of tape is rotatably retained, and pairs of front and rear legs. The housing is able to stand on a flat surface in two different orientations. In a first orientation, the housing is supported...

Fiber cleaving tool
03/13/14 - 20140069979 - The present invention is directed to a fiber cleaving tool that cleaves a fiber optic cable flush with the ferrule's end face. The fiber cleaving tool has a tool body with a tensioning mechanism and a cleaving mechanism. A handle extends from one end of the tool body and a...

Method for improving quality of spalled material layers
02/06/14 - 20140034699 - Methods for removing a material layer from a base substrate utilizing spalling in which mode III stress, i.e., the stress that is perpendicular to the fracture front created in the base substrate, during spalling is reduced. The substantial reduction of the mode III stress during spalling results in a spalling...

Tearing method and apparatus for tearing polarizing plate
01/16/14 - 20140014701 - A tearing method for tearing a polarizing plate, including: after a tear-initiation edge of a polarizing plate defectively attached on a liquid crystal panel is torn away from the panel, turning on a pneumatic maintaining device to keep the tear-initiation edge at a torn-away state; moving the pneumatic maintaining device...

Riser breaker assembly
11/28/13 - 20130313300 - A tool assembly includes an actuator and a bearing surface. The actuator places a force with the bearing surface on a riser connected to a workpiece to separate the riser from the workpiece....

Wrapping film dispenser
11/14/13 - 20130299545 - A wrapping film dispenser has a generally cylindrical container that defines a cavity for accommodating a wrapping film roll, and further defines a slot extending along its length for extracting a sheet of wrapping film through the slot. A gripping pad member is rigidly attached at a first lengthwise edge...

Tungsten carbide ring cracker
10/31/13 - 20130284785 - A ring cracking device can help in the removal of rings, such as tungsten carbide, ceramic, or hardened metal rings, from a wearer's finger. The ring cracking device allows for a quick and safe way to remove a finger ring that will not deform or bend the ring, but only...

Method for cutting transmission electron microscope micro-grids
10/03/13 - 20130256359 - A method for cutting micro-grids from a metal substrate is provided. First, a metal substrate with a plurality of micro-grids formed on the metal substrate is provided. A cutting apparatus is provided. The cutting module includes a support, a cutting module and a catching module. The metal substrate is laid...

Demolition bit with bounce back bit extractor
10/03/13 - 20130256360 - A chisel bit of a percussion tool for penetrating hard surfaces includes a shaft having a mounting end, a working end and upper and lower protuberances formed along its length. The upper protuberance provides for retaining the mounting end of the shaft within a body of the percussion tool. The...

Ampoule breakage device and methods of operation
08/01/13 - 20130193180 - An apparatus for removing a tip of an ampoule including a hollow cylindrical body including an outer cylindrical wall and an inner cylindrical wall. A plurality of longitudinal ridges project radially inward from the inner cylindrical wall of the hollow cylindrical body....

Splitting apparatus of liquid crystal display (lcd) and splitting method thereof
06/06/13 - 20130140338 - A splitting apparatus of an LCD panel and splitting method thereof are described. The LCD panel has a first substrate and a second substrate. The splitting apparatus includes a first splitting device and a second splitting device disposed correspondingly to the first splitting device, and the second splitting device includes...

Tear removal aid for improving the removal, more particularly manual removal, of a length of adhesive tape
05/30/13 - 20130134197 - A tear removal aid and method improve the removal, more particularly manual removal, of a length of adhesive tape which has a textile carrier. The textile carrier has a two-dimensionally extended body having a flexural strength which corresponds at least to the flexural strength of a steel sheet having a...

Separatable label assembly
03/28/13 - 20130075439 - A label assembly including a face sheet, a back sheet, and a layer of an adhesive positioned between the face sheet and the back sheet. A separation line divides the label assembly into at least two portions. The separation line is formed by a first tearable line of separation extending...

Frangible hinge mechanism for a platform partition, associated partition, assembly and method
01/24/13 - 20130020369 - A mechanism including a hinge and movement assembly having a first fastening region, a second fastening region, and a hinge defining an axis of rotation of the second fastening region relative to the first fastening region is provided. The mechanism further comprises an assembly for maintaining a releasable portion of...

Connecting rod fracture splitting method and apparatus therefor
12/27/12 - 20120325883 - The connecting rod as a vehicle engine component is manufactured by a connecting rod fracture splitting method. The connecting rod is provided with a large end portion, a small end portion and a rod portion connecting the large and small end portions, the large end portion being provided with a...

Meat trussing system
11/22/12 - 20120292364 - A meat trussing system incorporates the use of an elastomeric net to receive and restrain meats and other food components. At least one flexible wrapper encases the food products forming a cylindrical mass having a low coefficient of friction with respect to the elastomeric net. The wrapper is preferably provided...

Laser scribe processing method
10/18/12 - 20120261453 - A laser scribe processing method of forming a crack that runs along a scribe direction of a processing target substance uses a light source that emits a laser beam, and an optical system for irradiation that leads the laser beam onto the processing target substance, the method including: an emission...

Substrate cleaving under controlled stress conditions
09/20/12 - 20120234887 - A thickness of material may be detached from a substrate along a cleave plane, utilizing a cleaving process controlled by a releasable constraint plate. In some embodiments this constraint plate may comprise a plate that can couple side forces (the “P-plate”) and a thin, softer compliant layer (the “S-layer”) situated...

Method and device for machining a workpiece
09/20/12 - 20120234888 - A method and related device for machining a workpiece is provided, wherein material of the workpiece is removed in a machining region by a non-contact removal process. The workpiece is excited by means of an excitation oscillation having a natural resonant frequency of the workpiece, or a composite comprising the...

Apparatus and method for separating dunnage from a pallet
06/07/12 - 20120138652 - The present invention provides an apparatus for separating dunnage from a pallet which generally comprises a base plate for placement on a floor, a shearing surface positioned at a predetermined distance above the base plate, and means for securing the shearing surface to the base plate. The shearing surface includes...

Inside drawer mounted food wrap cutter
05/31/12 - 20120132686 - Devices and methods for cutting sheet material using at least one wall of a general purpose storage container. The devices having a mounting portion which is removably attachable to the wall of the general purpose storage container and a cutting portion for severing selected pieces of sheet material stored in...

Magnet splitting device and magnet splitting method
05/03/12 - 20120104064 - A magnet splitting device includes a one-side holder for holding a plurality of pre-split magnets on one sides of respective splitting grooves, an other-side holder for holding the magnets on the other sides, and an actuating unit for causing relative movement of the other-side holder to split the magnets all...

Methods for exposing and using a swab
01/19/12 - 20120012631 - A method for remotely applying a force to a tether affixed to a sterilizing swab package to open the package for use of a swab disposed therein. The method may be applied to sterilizing a septum of a vial disposed within a bag....

Method for producing thin, free-standing layers of solid state materials with structured surfaces
10/27/11 - 20110259936 - A method of printing comprises the steps of: providing a solid state material having an exposed surface; applying an auxiliary layer to the exposed surface to form a composite structure, the auxiliary layer having a stress pattern; subjecting the composite structure to conditions facilitating fracture of the solid state material...

Adapter for a bin
09/08/11 - 20110215128 - An adapter for a support enclosure bin for a roll of thermoplastic bags is described. The bin has a half round cylindrical wall, first and second vertical side walls attached to a supporting rim. The rim has spaced apertures for mounting the bin to a surface that has an opening...

Method for producing a component using asymmetrical energy input along the parting or predetermined breaking line
12/23/10 - 20100320249 - A method for producing a component, wherein according to the method on at least one surface side of the component at least one parting or predetermined breaking line is produced in that first, in a thermal treatment or procedural step, the parting or predetermined braking line is locally heated by...

Sensing retracting leading edge in automatic towel dispenser
12/16/10 - 20100314429 - Dispensing towels includes, using a motor assembly configured to cause a leading edge of the toweling to be extended from a housing of the dispenser and to cause the toweling to be subsequently retracted back into the housing, (a) the step of extending the toweling exterior of the housing for...

Bundle breaker
05/06/10 - 20100108732 - The present disclosure relates to a bundle separator for separating bundles from a log traveling along a conveyor, the log having a plurality of stacked sheets with a weakened separation path, and the weakened separation path of each sheet being substantially aligned in the stack. The separator includes a first...

Apparatus for and method of producing and/or separating a string of interconnected packing cushions
12/03/09 - 20090294501 - Apparatus for producing and separating a string of interconnected packing cushions comprises a packing cushion production machine which produces a string of interconnected packing cushions, the string of interconnected packing cushions exiting an output end of the machine at a first velocity, and a separation device associated with the output...

Apparatus and method for opening ampoules
11/12/09 - 20090277941 - An ampoule opener (1) has a cylindrical body portion (10) with a cavity (11) at an end thereof adapted to receive at least part of the head portion (53) of an ampoule (50). A retaining mechanism, such as an resiliently expandable O-ring (30), is provided at the entrance to the...

Apparatus and a method for cleaving thin rods
09/10/09 - 20090224018 - A method for cleaving thin rods of glass or quartz with a rod cleaving blade (27) and body (28) carrying the blade, is provided. The body (28) is of material varying in length through application of electric and/or magnetic fields. Driving force (31, 33) achieves relatively steady movement of the...

Apparatus and method for separating a stack of sheets from a pile of sheets
03/19/09 - 20090071994 - Apparatus for separating a stack of sheets from a pile of sheet material that is arranged so that tear paths of a plurality of sheets form a tear surface includes a first clamp for clamping the pile at a first side of the tear surface and a second clamp for...