Patents Examined by Charles Capozzi
  • Patent number: 10702887
    Abstract: A thin film forming apparatus including: a first chamber configured to generate a mist of a dispersion liquid, and including an outlet; a second chamber configured to receive the generated mist from the first chamber and collect particles of the generated mist having a size greater than a predetermined value, and including an inlet provided on a top of the second chamber and connected to the outlet of the first chamber, and an outlet provided on the top of the second chamber and configured to transfer, as homogenized mist, particles of the generated mist having a size less than or equal to the predetermined value due to the effect of gravity on the particles of the mist; and a third chamber configured to receive the homogenized mist from the second chamber, and including an inlet connected to the outlet of the second chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventors: Yasutaka Nishi, Makoto Nakazumi
  • Patent number: 10690411
    Abstract: A circulation channel circularly supplying air heated by a burner is connected to a drying chamber into which a painted workpiece is supplied. The circulation channel includes a flame holding cylinder surrounding a flame of the burner and a casing surrounding the flame holding cylinder from outside and protrudes further than the flame holding cylinder toward a front end side, opposite to a side of the burner, of the flame holding cylinder. The casing includes a low temperature air inlet port that introduces low temperature air from outside into the casing, an exhaust port that exhausts high temperature air heated by the burner and the low temperature air to the circulation channel, and a mixing mechanism that is formed in the casing and mixes the high temperature air and the low temperature air before the high temperature air and the low temperature air are exhausted from the exhaust port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Satoshi Tamura
  • Patent number: 10689862
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for coating a solid wood floor and a solid wood floor are provided. The method for coating a solid wood floor includes providing a solid wood floor, where the solid wood floor has two side surfaces defining boundaries of a width dimension of the solid wood floor; and providing a polyethylene protective film, and adhering the polyethylene protective film to at least one of the two side surfaces. Therefore, external moisture can be prevented from entering the solid wood floor so as to avoid deformation of the floor due to moisture; an external dust, water, etc. can be prevented from entering between two adjacent solid wood floors; an overall appearance of the laid solid wood floors will not be affected by the coating; when the laid solid wood floors are subjected to force, no noise will be emitted, thereby improving customer satisfaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Binbin Liu
  • Patent number: 10655205
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for removing top dross of a plating pot where a snout and an air knife are arranged, the snout being arranged between the front end region and the rear end region of a plating pot. The present invention provides an apparatus for removing top dross of a plating pot, the apparatus comprising: a first wiping means which is mounted on the plating pot and is arranged between the snout and the air knife so as to be movable in the width direction of the plating pot; a second wiping means which is mounted on the plating pot and is rotatably arranged between the air knife and the first wiping means so as to transfer, to the rear end region, the top dross transferred by the first wiping means; and a third wiping means which is mounted on the plating pot and is rotatably arranged between the air knife and the front end region so as to transfer the top dross to the front end region. Thereby, the present invention provides an advantageous effect of effectively removing dross.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: POSCO
    Inventors: Yong Hun Kweon, Tae In Jang, Yeon Chae Jeung
  • Patent number: 10639668
    Abstract: A device and method is provided for treating surfaces, in particular for colouring moulded parts, said device comprising a container for receiving moulded parts and a first cover. The container can be closed, preferably, by using the first cover. A system is also provided for introducing liquid and/or powdery surface treatment agents into an inner chamber of the closed container. The system comprises a capsule in which the surface treatment agents which are to be introduced are accommodated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventors: Felix Ewald, Philipp Kramer
  • Patent number: 10629853
    Abstract: An evaporation equipment includes a main chamber and at least one sub-chamber in communication with the main chamber by a valve. The sub-chamber includes a suction plate, a suction tube, and a fixing part. The suction tube passes through the fixing part and the suction plate. When the evaporation equipment evaporates a material on a depositing substrate, the suction tube adsorbs the depositing substrate to the suction plate, the depositing substrate is aligned with a mask plate, and the depositing substrate is fixed to the mask plate by the fixing part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Wuhan China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Cunjun Xia, Xin Zou
  • Patent number: 10625299
    Abstract: A sealing system for applying resin to a cut edge of a composite structure, the cut edge having exposed carbon fibers. The system includes: a tool that comprises a nozzle and a resin source; a controller configured to control: a movement of the tool, and flow of resin from the resin source to the nozzle; and an application tip connected to the nozzle of the tool and configured to apply the resin to the cut edge of the composite structure. The application tip may have an exterior surface with a circular cross section and an indentation for a first length along a longitudinal axis of the application tip and a first end and a second end configured such that a resin flows from the first end to the second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: John Walter Pringle, IV, Martin Hanna Guirguis
  • Patent number: 10619274
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for forming a composite structure comprising rotating a base layer of an apparatus for forming the composite structure about an axis of rotation, transferring carbon short fibers from a first vibratory feed ramp onto the base layer in order to form a plurality of fibrous layers in the composite structure, and vibrating the first vibratory feed ramp during the transferring the carbon short fibers. The base layer may comprise an annular shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Le Costaouec, Paul Perea
  • Patent number: 10610881
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a slot die coating apparatus. A slot die coating apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention includes: a slot die configured to perform a coating process by applying ink to a substrate; an image capturing unit disposed adjacent to the slot die and configured to capture a state of the slot die and a state of ink applied to the substrate during the coating process; and a control unit configured to compare an image captured by the image capturing unit with a reference image and control an operation of the slot die and a transfer of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventors: Dong Kwon Choi, Ok Jin Kim, Dong Hoon Kim, Jang Hwan Lee, Young Min Lee, Young Jin Kim, Tae Su Chun
  • Patent number: 10584420
    Abstract: A substrate liquid processing apparatus 1 includes a substrate holding unit 52 configured to hold a substrate W; a processing liquid supply unit 53 configured to supply a processing liquid L1 onto a top surface of the substrate W held by the substrate holding unit 52; and a cover body 6 configured to cover the substrate W. Here, the cover body 6 includes a ceiling unit 61 disposed above the substrate W, a sidewall unit 62 downwardly extended from the ceiling unit 61, and a heating unit 63 provided at the ceiling unit 61 and configured to heat the processing liquid L1 on the substrate W. The sidewall unit 62 of the cover body 6 is placed at an outer periphery side of the substrate W when the processing liquid L1 on the substrate W is heated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuki Motomatsu, Satoshi Kaneko, Kazunori Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 10576491
    Abstract: Exemplary pressurization and coating systems, methods, and apparatuses are described herein. In certain embodiments, pressurization systems, methods, and apparatuses are used in conjunction with coating systems, methods, and apparatuses to control pressure about a substrate after a coating material is applied to a surface of the substrate. An exemplary system includes a die tool configured to apply a coating material to a substrate passing through the die tool and a pressurization apparatus attached to the die tool and forming a pressurization chamber. The pressurization apparatus is configured to receive the substrate from the die tool and control pressure about the substrate in the pressurization chamber. In certain embodiments, the die tool forms a coating chamber and is configured to apply the coating material on at least one surface of the substrate in the coating chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Precision Coating Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Gordon L. King, Don A. Patterson
  • Patent number: 10577761
    Abstract: In one aspect, a system for applying painted surface markings to roads, parking lots, fields and/or any other suitable surfaces is disclosed. The system may include a plurality of valves and associated spray nozzles mounted onto and/or within a manifold, with each valve being individually controllable in order to regulate the flow of paint being dispensed from the spray nozzles. For instance, a controller may be coupled to each valve in order to control the opening and closing of such valve, thereby controlling the flow of paint supplied to the corresponding spray nozzle. In addition, information regarding the surface marking to be applied (the design, dimensions, orientation, geographical location, etc.) may be stored within and/or received by the controller. The controller may then control each valve such that paint is applied to the surface to be marked via the spray nozzles in a manner that creates the desired surface marking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Capstan Ag Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Grimm, Troy C. Kolb
  • Patent number: 10562059
    Abstract: A controlled-volume spray deposition system has a fluid feed system including a pair of bi-directional, counter-rotating rollers to dispense fluid as a first surface, the rollers operable to rotate in a first direction to dispense the fluid, a second surface positioned to receive the fluid when the rollers rotate in the first direction, and the rollers operable to rotate in a second direction to retract the fluid to cause the fluid to stretch and form a filament until it breaks to form a spray. A method of generating a controlled-volume spray includes feeding fluid between two counter-rotating rollers as a first surface as they rotate in a first direction until the fluid contacts a second surface, reversing the counter-rotating rollers such that they pull the fluid to form a fluid filament, and causing the filament to break into a spray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventors: Victor Beck, David Mathew Johnson
  • Patent number: 10558117
    Abstract: According to a first aspect of the present invention, an imprint apparatus for contacting a mold with a resin applied to a substrate to perform patterning on the substrate is provided that comprises a dispenser configured to apply the resin to the substrate; and a resin supply unit configured to supply the resin to the dispenser, wherein the resin supply unit comprises a resin storage tank configured to store the resin; a pump configured to continuously circulate the resin between the resin storage tank and the dispenser, and a filter arranged at a flow path of circulated resin, configured to remove a foreign matter or a metal ion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventors: Van Nguyen Truskett, Matthew S. Shafran, Saul Lee, Yoshikazu Miyajima
  • Patent number: 10551744
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for printing on surfaces of three-dimensional objects are provided. The systems, devices, and methods allow for images, and three-dimensional structures, to be printed onto a surface of a three-dimensional object. The surface of the three-dimensional object can have many different shapes, including an arbitrary or non-uniform shape having multiple curves. In one exemplary embodiment, the method includes associating a pattern of polygons with a surface of a three-dimensional object and then scaling a pattern of polygons associated with an image to be printed onto the surface with the pattern of polygons associated with the surface. One or more polygons of the scaled pattern of polygons are then progressively projected onto the surface, and a photosensitive material associated with the surface is cured to set projected image portion on the surface. Systems, devices, and other methods for printing onto surfaces of three-dimensional objects are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignees: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Regents of the University of Michigan
    Inventors: Anastasios John Hart, Christopher Ryan Oliver, Adam Gregory Stevens, Jieyuan Wu, Chad Robert Archer
  • Patent number: 10549308
    Abstract: Nozzles are provided, for applying setting resins onto the edge of a partial cut in a panel, in some embodiments a honeycomb panel. The nozzle comprises a connector portion and an application head, wherein the application head comprises: a) a supporting wall, and b) a finish wall joining the supporting wall along an edge at an angle of 90 degrees or greater and less than 120 degrees. In some embodiments, the finish wall has a trailing edge which has a curved profile wherein the curve radius remains between 1.0 and 7.0 cm throughout the curve. In some embodiments, the finish wall has a leading edge which comprises a block wall which at least partially blocks movement of applied resin beyond the leading edge of the finish wall. In addition, methods of applying a setting resin onto the edge of a partial cut in a panel are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Alvaro S. Domenighi, Kim L. Gustafson, Patrick G. Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 10537909
    Abstract: A powder coating apparatus for attaching powder to a film includes a forwarding roll which forwards the film; a take-up roll which is arranged on the downstream side of a conveyance direction of the film with respect to the forwarding roll and which takes up the film; a film-forming nozzle which is arranged between the forwarding roll and the take-up roll in the conveyance direction so as to be opposed to the film and which jets the powder; a first casing or a second casing which accommodates the forwarding roll and the take-up roll; an apparatus casing which accommodates the film-forming nozzle, the first casing, and the second casing; and a pressure adjustment unit configured to set an internal pressure of the first casing and the second casing to be higher than an internal pressure of the apparatus casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel Popovici, Keita Mine, Shusaku Shibata, Toshitaka Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10537912
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and to a module (I) for applying a viscous medium (19), in particular an adhesive or lacquer, to a surface (16) wherein the module (I) comprises a reservoir (2) that can be fed with the viscous medium (19), wherein the outer surface (4) of the module (I) comprises an outlet region (5) for the viscous medium (19), wherein the module (I) comprises at least one nozzle channel (6) which fluidly connects the reservoir (2) to the outlet region (5), wherein a smallest diameter (dmin) of the at least one nozzle channel (6) is smaller than 0.8 mm and wherein the module (I) does not comprise any movable parts for closing the at least one nozzle channel (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Heinrich Kordy, Lars Pospiech, Manfred Peschka
  • Patent number: 10524562
    Abstract: A brush for delivering a glutinous substance to a workpiece from an end-effector is disclosed. The brush comprises a body having a rotational axis. The body comprises a first end, a second end, opposite the first end, and a channel, comprising an axial inlet and an outlet. The axial inlet is at the first end of the body and is coaxial with the rotational axis. The brush also comprises bristles, extending from the body so that the bristles are not parallel to the rotational axis of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Angelica Davancens
  • Patent number: 10517315
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for applying stripes of liquid coating on a confectionery product comprising a rotatable applicator for liquid coating, at least one shield positioned above the rotatable applicator to collect coating material not applied onto the product, a manifold for providing the rotatable applicator with the coating material in a liquid form, and wherein the rotatable applicator is arranged to spin about an axis which is orientated from horizontal and up to 30 deg of deviation from horizontal, and wherein the applicator has openings along it's circumference through which coating material may be projected upon spinning of the applicator. The invention also relates to a method for decorating confectionery products and to the products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventor: Thomas Aloisius Valentinus Amend