Patents Assigned to Nordson Corporation
  • Patent number: 10300505
    Abstract: A jetting device and/or fluid module include a module body defining a passageway extending through the module body and also partially defining a fluid chamber, a nozzle supported by the module body, a valve element at least partially within the fluid chamber, a biasing element contacting the valve element and also contacting the module body, and a sealing member contacting the periphery of the valve element and configured to partially define the fluid chamber. The nozzle defines a fluid outlet that is in fluid communication with the fluid chamber. The valve element has an upper portion outside of the fluid chamber that is adapted for contact with the drive pin, and the biasing element is configured to apply a spring force to the valve element. The valve element is configured to cause a droplet of the fluid to be jetted from the fluid outlet when the valve element is moved in the direction toward the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Stanley Cruz Aguilar, Mani Ahmadi, Stephen Russell des Jardins, Erik Fiske, Mark Meier, Horatio Quinones, Thomas L. Ratledge, Robert J. Wright
  • Patent number: 10279364
    Abstract: A can coating machine control system includes a coating control signal that functions as a go/no-go signal based on a plurality of monitored conditions such as can in position, vacuum pressure, gun in position, guard in position and speed condition. Local pressure regulation of the coating material in the spray gun is provided along with optional control of the material temperature. Local pressure regulation allows for optional spray weight control based on a wrap number derived from speed and gun spray durations. A CAN to CAN network buffer is provided as well for primary network isolation. A gun control circuit may be used to select specific gun drive signals and to adjust gun drive signals based on real-time feedback of the actual spray duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: James M. Khoury, Charles Nagy, Stephen G. Nemethy, Mark J. Ignatius
  • Patent number: 10281074
    Abstract: An adapter for connecting a separated-outlet fluid cartridge to a single-inlet static mixer includes a locking portion and a connecting portion. The locking portion has at least one locking element configured to lockingly engage the mixer housing so as to inhibit rotation between the locking portion and the housing. The connecting portion is received within the locking portion and has first and second fluid inlet members configured to be coupled to respective first and second fluid outlets of the cartridge for receiving fluid from the cartridge, and a fluid outlet member configured to be sealingly coupled to the mixer for directing fluid into the mixer. The locking portion is selectively rotatable about the connecting portion between unlocked and locked positions relative to the cartridge when the connecting portion is coupled to the cartridge. Consequently, the adapter advantageously enables dispensing with a separated-outlet fluid cartridge in combination with a single-inlet static mixer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventor: Matthew E. Pappalardo
  • Patent number: 10272464
    Abstract: An applicator for dispensing adhesive is disclosed. The applicator includes a manifold, at least one dispensing module coupled to the manifold, a supply channel configured to contain at least a portion of the adhesive, a recirculation channel configured to contain at least a portion of the adhesive, and a recirculation pump assembly connected to the manifold. The recirculation pump assembly includes an inlet in fluid communication with the recirculation channel, an outlet in fluid communication with the supply channel, a gear assembly, and a drive motor coupled to the gear assembly and operable to pump the adhesive, where the drive motor is configured to operate at an adjustable number of revolutions per minute (RPM).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventor: Joel E. Saine
  • Patent number: 10273996
    Abstract: A clamp for sanitary fittings includes a clamp body formed of a first arcuate member and a second arcuate member movable about a hinge assembly from an open configuration to a closed, latched configuration. The hinge assembly detachably couples the first arcuate member to the second arcuate member. The hinge assembly includes an arcuate finger extending from an end of the first arcuate member, a pin-receiving recess formed within the arcuate finger, and a post formed on an end of the second arcuate member. Upon assembly, the arcuate finger cradles around the post and the post fits within the pin-receiving recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: NORDSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Carl T. Whitaker, Bruce Williams, Ravikumar Narayanan, Francis J. Lombardi, III, Kenneth R. Davis
  • Patent number: 10272609
    Abstract: An extrusion die includes a first die body having a first lip, and a second die body having a second lip. A lip adjustment assembly is mounted to the first die body and configured to adjust the position of the first lip relative to the second lip to thereby adjust a thickness of the extrudate that exits the gap. The lip adjustment has translating unit that includes translator, a mounting member coupled to the translator, and a rod coupled to the mounting member so that the translator is fixed with respect to the rod. The mounting member is configured to be accessible from the exposed end to decouple the translator from the rod so as to remove the translator from the lip adjustment assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventor: Dale P. Pitsch
  • Patent number: 10272463
    Abstract: A jetting dispensing module includes a module body with a fluid bore. A nozzle element is coupled to the module body. The nozzle element includes a fluid reservoir communicating with the fluid bore of the module body and a dispensing passage. A guide element includes a main guide bore and an internal fluid space in fluid communication with the fluid bore. A plunger is mounted for reciprocating movement within the module body. The plunger extends through the main guide bore and into the internal fluid space, and includes a distal end moveable between a fully retracted position spaced from the fluid reservoir and a fully extended position within the fluid reservoir but out of contact with the nozzle element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventor: Mark A. Gould
  • Patent number: 10252457
    Abstract: A flow diverter for an extrusion die is disclosed. The flow diverter includes a body having an outer surface, an elongate opening that extends along a first axis, a set of input passages that extend from said outer surface through said body to said elongate opening, and a set of output passages that extend through said body from said elongate opening to said outer surface. The flow diverter also includes an adjustable valve positioned in said elongate opening. The adjustable valve also has a monolithic spool including a first recess and a second recess opposite to said first recess. The spool is rotatable with respect to said outer body between a first position in a first flow configuration, and a second position in a second, different flow configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Michael K. Truscott, Stefan Wöstmann
  • Patent number: 10245613
    Abstract: An adhesive dispensing system and method are configured to melt adhesive on demand and maintain the adhesive in a liquid state between dispensing cycles. The dispensing system includes a dispensing applicator with a manifold passage, a receiving device including a receiving chamber for holding a small amount of solid adhesive at the dispensing applicator and a first heating device for melting the adhesive on demand, and a second heating device at the manifold to maintain the temperature of the melted adhesive before dispensing. The receiving device is positioned adjacent to or partially nested within a manifold of the dispensing applicator such that the melted adhesive is delivered directly into the dispensing applicator. The second heating device applies heat energy to maintain the adhesive in the manifold passage as a liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventor: Leslie J. Varga
  • Patent number: 10245565
    Abstract: A flow shifter baffle for mixing a fluid flow having at least two components, a static mixer and method of mixing. The flow shifter baffle includes a double divider wall element adjacent to a leading edge and a plurality of occluding walls coupled to the double divider wall element. The double divider wall element includes first and second generally parallel walls which extend across the entire transverse flow cross-section. The double divider wall element is configured to divide the fluid flow into a central flow portion and first and second peripheral flow portions. This division of the fluid flow using the double divider wall element and the plurality of occluding walls improves the mixing of separate components by producing a greater number of layers with less jumbling of the layers, when a layered composition of multiple components is delivered into the flow shifter baffle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventor: Matthew E. Pappalardo
  • Patent number: 10241085
    Abstract: A scanning acoustic microscope includes a transducer mounted below a particular elevation and configured to produce ultrasonic energy, a coupling fluid source configured to introduce coupling fluid between the transducer and the particular elevation. Ultrasonic energy is directed upwardly through coupling fluid disposed between and the transducer and a first surface of a part to be inspected, wherein the part is disposed at the particular elevation and wherein a second surface of the part is not contacted by coupling fluid during inspection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Lawrence W. Kessler, Thomas Kleinschmidt, Dan Micek
  • Patent number: 10232327
    Abstract: A static mixer includes at least one flow inverter baffle. The flow inverter baffle includes a first dividing panel to divide the fluid flow into a first flow portion adjacent a first side of the first dividing panel and a second flow portion adjacent a second side of the first dividing panel. The flow inverter baffle also includes a dividing element to divide the second flow portion into first and second perimeter flow portions. Additionally, first, second and third inversion elements to invert the flow layers of the at least two components by shifting the fluid flow to a different portion of a flow cross-section within the mixer while maintaining the general orientation of the flow layers as the fluid flow moves progresses through the flow inverter baffle. The flow inverter baffle also reduces backpressure by limiting the total amount of movement to cause the inversion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventor: Matthew E. Pappalardo
  • Patent number: 10228354
    Abstract: A single channel scanning acoustic microscope that increases the throughput of the acoustic imaging system by connecting a multi-transducer assembly in parallel to a single channel electronic circuit. The single channel scanning acoustic microscope includes multiple transducers configured to generate a time delay for individual ultrasonic waves generated by each transducer, wherein a pulse generator simultaneously sends a pulse signal to the multi-transducer assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Igor N. Komsky, Lawrence W. Kessler
  • Patent number: 10220561
    Abstract: The invention provides an extrusion device having an adjustment valve that is rotatable between first and second operative positions. The extrusion device is configured to produce a first layer arrangement when the adjustment valve is in the first operative position and to produce a second layer arrangement when the adjustment valve is in the second operative position. Also provided are methods of using an extrusion device to produce different layer arrangements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Michael K. Truscott, Stefan Wöstmann
  • Patent number: 10213795
    Abstract: A nozzle for a fluid dispenser configured to dispense fluid includes a nozzle body and a valve stem that has a valve tip and is movable in an upstream direction and a downstream direction. The nozzle also includes an annular valve seat that is configured to contact the valve tip when the valve stem moves in the downstream direction, and a resilient annular portion that extends from the nozzle body and is adjacent to the annular valve seat. As the valve stem moves in the downstream direction, the resilient annular portion contacts the valve tip, flexes radially outwards, and thereby forms a sealing engagement with the valve tip, to avoid undesirable additional dispensed volumes that may be caused if the valve tip recoils away from the valve seat following initial contact of these elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventor: William MacIndoe
  • Patent number: 10213806
    Abstract: A melter for processing substantially solid, free-flowing adhesive particulate and supplying liquid adhesive is described. The melter has a tank for receiving adhesive, a heating device coupled with said tank for heating and liquefying adhesive particles, at least one pump for conveying the liquid adhesive, and a filling device for filling the tank with the substantially solid, free-flowing adhesive particulate. The filling device is arranged such that adhesive particulate is fed into the tank through an inlet opening of said tank. A filling device for filling a tank of an adhesive melter with substantially solid, free-flowing adhesive particles is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Bernhard Meyer, Hubert Kufner, Thomas Burmester
  • Patent number: D847984
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventor: Kyle R. Steele
  • Patent number: D849937
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Carl T. Whitaker, Kenneth R. Davis
  • Patent number: D850248
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: David J. Byerly, Justin A. Clark, Duane J. Fisher
  • Patent number: D851694
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher R. Chastine, Leonard J. Lanier, II, Justin Clark, Paula Ruse