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Vacuum Device for Logo Application

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000244478D
Publication Date: 2015-Dec-15
Document File: 2 page(s) / 38K

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Abstract

This disclosure relates to a device for application of logos, letters or emblems to for example body parts of a vehicle.

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Vacuum Device for Logo Application

This disclosure relates to a device for application of logos, letters or emblems to for example body parts of a vehicle.

Background

Logo, letters or emblems, that are applied to a surface by means of an adhesive, e.g. an adhesive tape - are not always easy to apply. This is due to for example the space between letters, complex shapes or structures of logos, letters or emblems or surfaces that are sensitive to scratches. In addition, the receiving parts, like for example a front hood of a car, hatchbacks or tail gates are often sensitive to deformation or other mechanical impacts as well. Therefore, a pressurization methods using a press, an arm lever, or a pneumatic cylinder need a counter support, which are usually not easy to implement on a vehicle part. Without a counter support, deformation may occur. In addition, pressurization methods may not be homogeneous enough due to the complex shapes of a logo.

Other methods, like pressurization rollers, may also not be suitable due to the shape of the letters, e.g. round shapes of a logo or emblem.

Vacuum Device

The vacuum device described in this document comprises a frame or housing with an appropriate sealing and a flexible membrane as illustrated in the below drawing. The frame or housing may be flexible or it may be adapted in its shape to the surface the logo gets applied to. The device also provides an entrance for a vacuum source (can be in the middle or in a corner - and is not shown in the drawing). The membrane may for example be made out of polyurethane, PVC etc.. The membrane may also provide any kind or partial reinforcement structures, like for example distribution pads, in order to prevent a pocket vacuum, which might lead to an uneven distribution of the pressure....