Patents Examined by Charles Capozzi
  • Patent number: 11660630
    Abstract: A control device includes: a first generator generating a first command position of a control object on a plane in each control cycle based on a target trajectory; a first control part generating a first operation amount by model predictive control using a first dynamic characteristic model and the first command position; a second generator generating a second command position of the control object on an orthogonal axis in each control cycle; and a second control part generating a second operation amount by model predictive control using a second dynamic characteristic model and the second command position. Based on shape data indicating a surface shape of an object and the first command position, the second generator generates the second command position so that a distance between the control object and a surface of the object is constant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Masaki Namie
  • Patent number: 11664225
    Abstract: An imprint apparatus forms imprint material using a mold on a substrate. The imprint apparatus includes a movable stage configured to hold the substrate, a supply portion configured to discharge the imprint material, and a control unit configured to cause the supply portion to discharge the imprint material while moving the stage so that the imprint material is supplied onto the substrate. The control unit controls discharge of the imprint material from the supply portion so that a target amount of the imprint material is arranged at a target position on the substrate, based on property information indicating a relation between a discharge amount of imprint material from the supply portion and a position on a target object where the imprint material is to be arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Jun Ota
  • Patent number: 11643718
    Abstract: A module for operating a carrier of one or more substrates to be treated in a vacuum deposition method includes a frame provided with a plate receiving, on a first side, an electronic assembly comprising radio transmitter/receiver electronics, a processor card, motor controller electronics and a battery for supplying power to the module. The processor card has a program memory with a program for controlling the motor controller electronics according to data received from a remote apparatus provided with a radio transmitting/receiving device for communicating with the module's radio transmitter/receiver electronics and, on a second side, a device for operating the carrier, which device is provided with a first motor for rotating the carrier about a first axis parallel to the plate and with a second motor for rotating the carrier about a second axis perpendicular to the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Inventors: Maxime Parailloux, Joël Fleury, Cyril Dupeyrat
  • Patent number: 11633968
    Abstract: A method comprises processing a substrate in a gas enclosure to form a film on one or more portions of the substrate. The method further comprises, while processing the substrate, circulating gas along a circulation path through the gas enclosure. Circulating the gas may comprise flowing gas through an exhaust housing enclosing a printhead assembly housed in the gas enclosure and filtering the gas flowing downstream of the printhead assembly from the exhaust housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: Kateeva, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Mauck, Alexander Sou-Kang Ko, Eliyahu Vronsky, Shandon Alderson, Alexey Stepanov
  • Patent number: 11628460
    Abstract: A spray gun alignment system precisely aligns a spray gun of a container spray machine for precision application of container coatings. The spray gun alignment system generates a spray gun alignment jig including a container holder adapter and a spray gun adapter. The container holder adapter is inserted into a container holder of the spray machine, and the spray gun adapter is fastened to the spray gun. The spray gun alignment jig is configured to position the spray gun in proper alignment with respect to the container holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: SWIMC LLC
    Inventors: Thomas P. Piraino, Stephen W. Rozwood
  • Patent number: 11613801
    Abstract: The mask includes an evaporation surface and a glass surface facing away from the evaporation surface. The mask is provided with a plurality of evaporation holes distributed in an array. The evaporation hole penetrates the evaporation surface and the glass surface, and the evaporation hole includes a first opening on the evaporation surface and a second opening on the glass surface. An orthographic projection of the first opening on the glass surface is a first projection opening, and the first projection opening covers the second opening. An interval between the first projection opening and the second opening in a first direction of tensioning the mask is a first interval. An interval between the first projection opening and the second opening in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction is a second interval. The second interval is less than the first interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Inventors: Mingxing Liu, Xuliang Wang, Xuan Zhang, Shuaiyan Gan, Feng Gao
  • Patent number: 11596968
    Abstract: The disclosure concerns an applicator for applying a coating agent (e.g. sealing agent) to a component, in particular for sealing or bonding a flanged seam to the motor vehicle body component. The applicator in accordance with the disclosure first has a nozzle for dispensing the coating agent in a specific jet direction onto a component surface of the component to be coated. In addition, the applicator has a nozzle carrier for positioning the nozzle. The nozzle carrier is hollow on at least part of its length to pass the coating agent. Furthermore, the nozzle carrier comprises a plurality of limbs arranged one behind the other and angled relative to each other. The nozzle is arranged on the nozzle carrier, in particular on the distal limb of the nozzle carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: Dürr Systems AG
    Inventors: Lothar Rademacher, Jürgen Körmöci, Dmitri Noak
  • Patent number: 11554383
    Abstract: A system for lacquer transfer is disclose having a device for lacquer transfer. The device includes a frame, a transfer roller with a circumferential lateral wall, and a slit nozzle for dispensing lacquer. The slit nozzle is connected to the frame. An outside contact surface of the lateral wall includes several depressions. The transfer roller is mounted rotatably to the frame. The slit nozzle is arranged contactless to or in direct contact with the outside contact surface of the lateral wall for dispensing lacquer into respective depressions in the lateral wall while the transfer roller is rotated. The transfer roller is configured to roll with the outside contact surface on a work surface of a work piece for transferring the lacquer from the depressions to the work surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Inventors: Thomas Hoffmeister, Pierre Zahlen
  • Patent number: 11524312
    Abstract: An apparatus for surface treatment of articles comprises a plurality of trays (4) each carrying one or more piece-holding spindles (3). A primary transport assembly (19) removably engages the trays (4) to transfer them according to a step-by-step motion between a plurality of stopping locations (A . . . J) distributed along the movement path (P), along which respective work stations (12, 13, 14, 15) operate. At least one additional transport assembly (31a, 31b) withdraws each tray (4) from the primary transport assembly (19) at one of said stopping locations (A . . . J), for moving it at one of said work stations (12, 13, 14, 15), and engaging it again with the primary transport assembly (19).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: TAPEMATIC S.P.A.
    Inventor: Luciano Perego
  • Patent number: 11484903
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a withdrawal plate suitable for an apparatus for withdrawing a sprayed paint to solve a failure of a painting facility and a contamination problem due to paint sludge, which includes: a square frame constituted by left and right side frames 91, an upper frame 92, and a base frame 93; and slats 94 arranged at a predetermined interval within the square frame, in which the left and right side frames 91 facing each other are included in one direction, and the slat 94 is fixed the left and right side frames 91 in an oblique state so that a front is lifted up and moves down backwards when viewed from the side, and multiple slats are consecutively arranged at a predetermined interval in a vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Inventor: Myoung Jong Lee
  • Patent number: 11465166
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a viscous material application apparatus capable of reliably applying an appropriate amount of a viscous material to a shaft-shaped member. A seal application apparatus (1) is provided with a flexible tubular nozzle (2), which is capable of discharging a sealing agent from an opening (6) formed on the tip thereof, and an actuator (3) for moving the nozzle (2). After or during discharge of the sealing agent by the nozzle (2), the tip of the nozzle (2) moves in the circumferential direction along the outer circumferential surface of a fastener (20), and as the nozzle (2) is stopping the discharge of the sealing agent, the tip of the nozzle (2) moves in a direction away from the outer circumferential surface of the fastener (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Inventors: Jiro Wada, Michinobu Takahagi, Yasumasa Sugekawa, Akira Ikada, Yuki Tsukioka
  • Patent number: 11456202
    Abstract: A stage structure for a semiconductor fabrication process is disclosed. The stage structure may include a stage and a pickup head tilting control device. The pickup head tilting control device may include a correction plate, a tilting driving device which is coupled to the correction plate and is configured to adjust an inclination angle of the correction plate, and a control circuitry configured to control the tilting driving device. The correction plate may include a correction surface which is selectively in contact with a suction surface of a pickup head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-San Jung, Hyunseok Choi, Jun-Su Lim
  • Patent number: 11426750
    Abstract: Application of liquid material is carried out without causing variations in discharge amount even on a stage under heating while temperature of a liquid material is adjusted by a temperature control device. A liquid material discharge device includes a discharge port, a liquid chamber in communication with the discharge port, and a temperature control device adjusting a temperature of the liquid chamber, the liquid material discharge device discharging the liquid material from the discharge port while a workpiece and the discharge port are moved relative to each other. The liquid material discharge device also includes a coolant flow path through which a coolant for heat exchange with the temperature control device flows, and a discharge control device controlling a discharge operation. An application device including the liquid material discharge device and an application method using the application device are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Inventor: Kazumasa Ikushima
  • Patent number: 11426755
    Abstract: A sealant discharging nozzle includes a nozzle body, a flat surface, a cutout, and a shaping portion. The flat surface is provided on the nozzle body and is formed on a discharge port side of a through hole that extends along a central axis of the nozzle body. The cutout is formed on a first side with respect to the flat surface. The shaping portion is, with respect to the flat surface, formed on a second side opposite to the first side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Inventors: Yohei Matsumoto, Seiji Hirano
  • Patent number: 11413642
    Abstract: The invention relates to a coating device (100) with movable spray nozzles comprising a rotating drum (3) and positioning group (1) of a set of spray nozzles (21) for a product with a control column (5) able to be located essentially axially inside the drum (3) and which houses an inner shaft (6), the control column (5) being equipped with at least an articulated arm (7) that includes a rotating nozzle set (21) carrier (20). A transmission system (30) based on pulley means and corresponding pulling means housed in the control column (5) and in the articulated arm (7) simultaneously produce the contraction or extension of the articulated arm (7) and the rotation of the nozzle set (21) carrier (2) based on the relative angular position between the steering column (5) and the inner shaft (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: STE TECPHARM, S.L.
    Inventor: Pedro Cuadrado Fernandez
  • Patent number: 11413648
    Abstract: Provided is a slot die with variable manifolds and a controlling method thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Inventors: Yong Sung Kim, Jin Woo Seong, Young Jin Kim
  • Patent number: 11400476
    Abstract: The invention relates to a carrying device (2) for receiving pipeline elements (4) in a surface coating installation, having a main body (6), an attachment section (28) which is formed on the main body (6) and which serves for the attachment of the carrying device (2) to a ceiling-mounted conveying mechanism, and multiple cantilevers (8) extending laterally from the main body (6). Each cantilever (8) has arranged thereon a receptacle (10) with support feet (12, 12?) arranged in pairwise fashion and spaced apart from one another, wherein the support feet (12, 12?) are configured to come into contact with in each case one outer wall section of a pipeline element (14) in order to hold the pipeline element (14) between the support feet (12, 12?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Minimax Viking Research & Development GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Fink
  • Patent number: 11395410
    Abstract: A dispensing apparatus includes a frame having a gantry configured to provide movement in the X axis and Y axis directions, and first and second dispensing units coupled to the gantry and configured to dispense material onto a substrate. The second dispensing unit is coupled to the gantry by an automatic adjustment mechanism. The dispensing apparatus further includes a controller configured to control the operation of the gantry, the first dispenser, the second dispenser, and the automatic adjustment mechanism. The automatic adjustment mechanism is configured to move the second dispenser in the X axis and Y axis directions to manipulate a spacing between the first dispensing unit and the second dispensing. Methods of dispensing material on the substrate are further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Scott A. Reid, Hugh R. Read, Thomas C. Prentice
  • Patent number: 11385049
    Abstract: An apparatus associated with an analysis of a thin film layer comprises two layer structures (100, 102) with a cavity (104) therebetween, and an opening (110) through one of the layer structures (102) to the cavity (104), the cavity (104) being configured to receive, through the opening (110), material used to form a thin film layer (900) inside the cavity (104). At least one of the two layer structures (100, 102) comprises at least one positional indicator (108) for an analysis associated with the thin film layer (900).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Inventors: Riikka Puurunen, Feng Gao
  • Patent number: 11378728
    Abstract: A coating processing apparatus that applies a coating liquid containing an optical material includes a substrate holder that holds a substrate, a coating nozzle that ejects the coating liquid to the substrate held by the substrate holder, and a moving mechanism that relatively moves the substrate holder and the coating nozzle in an orthogonal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Inventor: Fumihiko Ikeda