Patents Examined by Frederick Parker
  • Patent number: 9044779
    Abstract: A method for the application of at least two different powder coating layers to a substrate comprising the steps of application of a first powder coating layer followed by the application of a second powder coating layer, without any substantial curing of the first powder coating layer prior to the application of the second powder coating layer, followed by the simultaneous curing of the first powder coating layer and the second powder coating layer, wherein the first powder coating layer is applied to the substrate using a corona charging system and the second powder coating layer is applied to the substrate using a tribo charging system, or the first powder coating layer is applied to the substrate using a tribo charging system and the second powder coating layer is applied to the substrate using a corona charging system and the first powder coating layer and second powder coating layer have an opposite electrostatic polarity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: AKZO NOBEL COATINGS INTERNATIONAL B.V.
    Inventors: Steven Thomas Thompson, Robert Edward Barker, Neil Lewis Engward, Gavin John Scott
  • Patent number: 9034438
    Abstract: A deposition method includes placing fine particles in an airtight container, the fine particles being obtained by forming a coating layer on a surface of a matrix, the coating layer being more liable to be charged than the matrix with respect to a material of a conveying path, generating an aerosol of the fine particles by introducing a career gas into the airtight container, transporting the aerosol via a transfer tubing to a deposition chamber which is maintained at a pressure lower than that in the airtight container while charging the fine particles by friction with the inner surface of the transfer tubing, the transfer tubing being connected to the airtight container and having a nozzle at the tip, and depositing the charged fine particles on a substrate placed in the deposition chamber by spraying the aerosol from the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignees: Fuchita Nanotechnology LTD., National University Corporation Nagoya University
    Inventors: Eiji Fuchita, Yasutoshi Iriyama
  • Patent number: 9017769
    Abstract: A method for applying a coating to a surface includes providing a sprayable liquid binding agent formed of first and second components, pumping the first and second components of the binding agent to a first dispensing device and combining the first and second components in the first dispensing device to form the binding agent. The method further includes spraying the binding agent from the first dispensing device on to a surface to be coated, providing a particulate medium, and spraying the particulate medium from a second dispensing device into the liquid spray of binding agent produced by the first dispensing device. The binding agent may coat the particulate medium and adhere it to the surface to form a coating thereon. An apparatus for performing the method is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Pro-Teq Surfacing (UK) Ltd
    Inventor: Hamish Scott
  • Patent number: 8999445
    Abstract: A method for producing a glass or glass ceramic composite material with a metallic decorative appearance is provided. The method includes: applying a layer onto a glass or glass ceramic substrate, the layer comprising a sol-gel and/or a polysiloxane; patterning the layer; and applying a metallic-looking layer onto the patterned layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventors: Inka Henze, Stefan Spengler, Matthias Bockmeyer, Eveline Rudigier-Voigt, Tamara Sweeck, Oliver Gros
  • Patent number: 8999437
    Abstract: The powder-rolling device (1) includes: a pair of rolling rolls (2) to attach powder material (Y) to a sheet-shaped base material (X) by pressure; a preliminary press roll (8) to press the powder material (Y) to a circumferential surface of a rolling roll (2) before the powder material (Y) is attached to the base material (X) by pressure; and a support device (10) supporting the preliminary press roll (8) movable, so that a load applied to the preliminary press roll (8) becomes equal to a set value which has been set beforehand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Chitoshi Mochizuki, Tamotsu Oda
  • Patent number: 8993047
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a granule coated asphaltic article comprising the steps of applying liquid asphalt to a reinforcing sheet to create an asphaltic sheet, the asphaltic sheet having a top surface and a bottom surface; bending the asphaltic sheet to form an arcuate top surface of the sheet; and applying a coating of granules over the arcuate top surface of the asphaltic sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Firestone Building Products Company, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Standeford, Wensheng Zhou, Lance Black
  • Patent number: 8993070
    Abstract: A method includes applying a first powder to an aluminum article and heating the first powder to form a first layer on the aluminum article providing mechanical strength, corrosion durability and bonding potential. The method also includes applying a second powder to the aluminum article and heating the second powder to form a second layer on the aluminum article protecting the aluminum article from ultraviolet radiation. A coated article includes an aluminum substrate, an epoxy layer and a topcoat layer. The epoxy layer promotes adhesion, enhances corrosion durability and provides mechanical strength, and is formed by applying a first powder containing an epoxy to the aluminum substrate and curing the first powder. The topcoat layer provides resistance to ultraviolet radiation and environmental contaminants, and is formed by applying a second powder to the aluminum substrate and curing the second powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Mark R. Jaworowski, Michael F. Taras
  • Patent number: 8993049
    Abstract: A method of forming a surface layer, the surface layer including a first, second and third layer, the method including: forming a first layer including at least 50% by weight of fibers, forming a second layer including at least 50% by weight of wear resistant particles, forming a third layer including at least 50% by weight of particles of a thermosetting binder, and pressing, under heat and pressure, the first, second, and third layers together to combine and mix the fibers of the first layer, the wear resistant particles of the second layer, and the thermosetting binder of the third layer to form the surface layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Valinge Flooring Technology AB
    Inventor: Darko Pervan
  • Patent number: 8993048
    Abstract: A method generates an abrasive wear-resistant layer on a substrate. The layer is formed of particles of a ductile material, in particular Zn, wherein the parameters of the cold spraying process are set such that a comparatively loose laminate having pores is formed by the spray particles. The laminate advantageously and surprisingly exhibits high resistance to abrasive wear (for example by a particle) because the layer can avoid the attack by the particle by plastic deformation and closure of the pores, whereby abrasive removal of the layer is advantageously low. The cold gas-sprayed layer is used as a protective layer against abrasive wear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Axel Arndt, Christian Doye, Oliver Stier, Raymond Ullrich
  • Patent number: 8974866
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process for the manufacture of an inner flock coating for vehicles with an indicative and/or decorative motif, which inner flock coating is made up of a support, an adhesive layer and a flock layer made up of a set of fibers adhered to the support via the adhesive layer, wherein said motif is located on a visible surface of said inner coating and wherein said motif is performed by the combination of at least two visibly different areas of the coating, a first area and a second area on which a laser beam is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Grupo Antolin Ingenieria, S.A.
    Inventors: Alejandro Jorro de Inza, Adelaida Antolin Fernandez, German Sanchis Gramage
  • Patent number: 8962073
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for depositing films on a substrate which may form part of an LED or other types of display. In one embodiment, the disclosure relates to an apparatus for depositing ink on a substrate. The apparatus includes a chamber for receiving ink; a discharge nozzle having an inlet port and an outlet port, the discharge nozzle receiving a quantity of ink from the chamber at the inlet port and dispensing the quantity of ink from the outlet port; and a dispenser for metering the quantity of ink from the chamber to the inlet port of the discharge nozzle; wherein the chamber receives ink in liquid form having a plurality of suspended particles and the quantity of ink is pulsatingly metered from the chamber to the discharge nozzle; and the discharge nozzle evaporates the carrier liquid and deposits the solid particles on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Vladimir Bulovic, Jianglong Chen, Conor F. Madigan, Martin A. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8962096
    Abstract: A method for coating a substrate includes impacting a substrate with a plurality of particles such that the particles adhere to the substrate, bonding the particles to the substrate to form an overlayer, and crosslinking the particles in the overlayer to coat the substrate with a crosslinked polymer coating. The particles comprise a polyphenyl polymer. An article includes a substrate and a crosslinked polymer coating bonded to the substrate. The crosslinked polymer coating is a product of crosslinking polyphenylene sulfide, polyphenylsulfone, self-reinforced polyphenylene, or a combination thereof on a surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Jiaxiang Ren, David Gerrard
  • Patent number: 8962095
    Abstract: A low conductivity is provided to a coating surface 21 of a non-conductive coating target 20, and the coating surface 21 is coated with a charged paint while free ions are suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Isuzu Motors Limited
    Inventor: Yoshinobu Tamura
  • Patent number: 8956693
    Abstract: A surface treatment device that ejects a combination of precursor substances as a directed flow of surface treatment particles. Planar objects are conveyed along a defined plane through the particle flow, a region on the surface of the planar object that the particle flow hits forming a region of direct impact. The device comprises directing means for directing the particle flow to travel along the surface of the planar object in an extended impact region outside the region of direct impact; and flow control means for controlling the extent of the extended impact region which may include a vortex flow. The exposure of the treated surface with the particle flow increases and the probability of the desired surface treatment processes to take place increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Beneq Oy
    Inventor: Anssi Hovinen
  • Patent number: 8951606
    Abstract: A method for producing a component is disclosed. The method includes calculating a load line of the component as a result of a load to be absorbed by the component and applying a layer on a core by gas dynamic cold spraying, where the layer has a layer section and where the layer section runs along the calculated load line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: MTU Aero Engines GmbH
    Inventors: Manuel H. Hertter, Andreas Jakimov, Marcin Olbrich, Mihaela-Sorina Seitz, Juergen Kraus, Bertram Kopperger, Klaus Broichhausen, Hans Banhirl, Erwin Bayer, Wolfgang Werner, Eberhard Knodel
  • Patent number: 8936828
    Abstract: Provided is a method of fabricating a substrate where patterns are formed, the method including: preparing a solution in which a plurality of oxide beads are dispersed; forming patterns on a substrate; installing a provisional structure in an upper portion of the substrate so that a micro-channel is formed on the substrate; injecting the solution in which the oxide beads are dispersed, into the micro-channel and fixing the oxide beads at the substrate; and thermally processing the substrate. A plurality of low-priced oxide beads can be patterned on a substrate to have a desired shape so that damages can be prevented from occurring in the substrate during dry etching, and an etching process is not performed so that a yield of a device is not reduced and mass production of the device increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: SNU R&DB Foundation
    Inventors: Euijoon Yoon, Sung-Hoon Kwon
  • Patent number: 8936830
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and an apparatus by which powder is evenly dispersed and is coated on a substrate uniformly and continuously so that a uniform layer may be formed. More specifically the present invention provides a method and an apparatus for forming a coating layer that powder is coated on an entire surface of a substrate uniformly and continuously, regardless of the material or the size of the substrate, as a uniform amount of powder entrained on the carrier air which is generated by carrier air and powder transported to a carrier pipe at a certain rate is consistently fed in to a nozzle, regardless of the size, morphology, and specific weight of the powder particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignees: FEMVIX Corp.
    Inventor: Ok Ryul Kim
  • Patent number: 8932683
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for enhancing the durability as well as the strength and stiffness of prepreg fiber tows of the sort used in composite materials are disclosed. The method involves adhering electrospun fibers onto the surface of such composite materials as filament-wound composite objects and the surface of prepreg fiber tows of the sort that are subsequently used in the production of composite materials of the filament-wound, woven, and braided sorts. The apparatus performs the methods described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: United States of America as Represented by the Administrator of National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventors: Lee W. Kohlman, Gary D. Roberts
  • Patent number: 8927068
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming lithium-ion batteries and battery cell components, and more specifically, to a system and method for fabricating such batteries and battery cell components using deposition processes that form three-dimensional porous structures are provided. One method comprises texturing a conductive substrate by calendering the conductive substrate between opposing wire mesh structures, forming a first layer of cathodically active material having a first porosity on the surface of the textured conductive substrate, and forming a second layer of cathodically active material having a second porosity on the first layer, wherein the second porosity is greater than the first porosity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Karl M. Brown, Hooman Bolandi, Victor Pebenito, Josef Thomas Hoog, Connie P. Wang
  • Patent number: 8920874
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a surface layer is provided. The method includes applying a sublayer having a mix of wood fibers and a resin on a carrier, applying a powder layer having a mix of refined fibers and a binder on the sublayer, with the sublayer being arranged between the carrier and the powder layer, and curing the powder layer by applying heat and pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Valinge Innovation AB
    Inventors: Goran Ziegler, Kent Lindgren