Patents Examined by Jethro M Pence
  • Patent number: 10350616
    Abstract: A film forming method of forming a film by accelerating powder of a material with gas and spraying and depositing the powder onto a surface of a substrate with the powder being kept in a solid state includes: a substrate film forming step of forming a film. The film forming step includes jetting out the powder and inert gas from a nozzle towards the substrate, causing inside of the chamber to be under positive pressure by the inert gas, and depositing the powder on the surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: NHK Spring Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Satoshi Hirano
  • Patent number: 10350627
    Abstract: A paint-spraying booth may include: a paint-spraying chamber; at least one filter unit; and/or a rail system. Paint may be sprayed in the paint-spraying chamber. The paint-spraying chamber may be provided with air flow for evacuation of paint overspray which may be conveyed to the at least one filter unit of the paint-spraying booth for filtering and separation of the paint overspray from the air flow. The at least one filter unit may include a plurality of replaceable filter modules. Each filter module may be removably contained inside a housing in the at least one filter unit. The rail system may be configured to remove and transport each filter module between a housing of the at least one filter unit and a zone for entry/exit of the filter modules into/from the paint-spraying booth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: GEICO S.P.A.
    Inventors: Giampaolo Covizzi, Paolo Colombaroli
  • Patent number: 10350626
    Abstract: A paint-spraying booth may include: a paint-spraying chamber; at least one filter unit; and/or an automated system. Paint is sprayed in the paint-spraying chamber. The paint-spraying chamber may be provided with air flow for evacuation of paint overspray which may be conveyed to the at least one filter unit of the paint-spraying booth for filtering and separation of the paint overspray from the air flow. The at least one filter unit may include a plurality of replaceable filter modules. Each filter module may be removably contained inside a housing in the at least one filter unit. The automated system may be configured to remove and transport each filter module between a housing of the at least one filter unit and a zone for entry/exit of the filter modules into/from the paint-spraying booth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: GEICO S.P.A.
    Inventors: Giampaolo Covizzi, Paolo Colombaroli
  • Patent number: 10328441
    Abstract: An embodiment includes a coating apparatus comprising: a support unit for supporting a coating object; and a spray assembly for spraying a fluid which includes a coating material to be coated by the coating object supported on the support unit. The spray assembly comprises: a nozzle unit where the fluid is sprayed; and a fluid supply unit for supplying the fluid to the nozzle unit. The nozzle unit comprises: a body including a passageway for the fluid therein and a dielectric unit provided with a dielectric material; and a plasma source for generating plasma from the fluid which flows to an area adjacent to inner lateral surface of the dielectric unit. The plasma source comprises: a power electrode applying a power; and a ground electrode to be grounded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Semes Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Juyong Jang
  • Patent number: 10312129
    Abstract: A vertical adjustment assembly is disclosed in order to provide for matching vertical positions of two substrates within separate chambers or cavities of a reaction system for processing of semiconductor substrates. The vertical adjustment assembly, in cooperation with a main lift driver, can provide for a more accurate positioning of the substrates to account for a tolerance stack-up error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: ASM IP Holding B.V.
    Inventor: Stephen Dale Coomer
  • Patent number: 10300546
    Abstract: A fixture includes a base with a bottom and a rim, a clamp with an exterior in a shape of a portion of a clamp sphere and a component space that is wholly within the clamp sphere, wherein the clamp is positioned such that the clamp exterior is in contact with the rim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Kirk D. Hlavaty
  • Patent number: 10300503
    Abstract: A fluid application system includes: an application apparatus that discharges a fluid to a workpiece; a movement apparatus that moves the application apparatus and the workpiece; and a control apparatus. At the time of adjusting the output of a power source to thereby vary the discharge amount of the fluid from the nozzle by a target variation amount F1, the control apparatus sets the output of the power source to a value beyond a theoretical output N1 of the power source obtained from the target variation amount F1 of the discharge amount, and then sets the output of the power source to the theoretical output N1 such that the change amount of the internal pressure of the nozzle is coincident with an amount P1 by which the internal pressure of the nozzle needs to change, the amount P1 being obtained from the target variation amount F1 of the discharge amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: HEISHIN LTD.
    Inventors: Masaki Mori, Yoshihiro Sugino, Hideaki Wakizaka
  • Patent number: 10301715
    Abstract: A mask for deposition and a manufacturing method thereof are disclosed in aspects of the present disclosure. The disclosed mask for deposition and the manufacturing method thereof include: a deposition part including a plurality of deposition patterns; a peripheral part configured to surround the outside of the deposition part; and at least one extending part provided at the boundary between the deposition part and the peripheral part, wherein the extending part has a thickness smaller than that of the peripheral part. Accordingly, it is possible to enhance the strength of the boundary portion between the peripheral part and the deposition part of the mask for deposition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: MyungJae Yoo, HyunTaek Lim, Huiseong Yu
  • Patent number: 10288771
    Abstract: A substrate deposition system includes a system frame; a plurality of processing tanks carried by the system frame, the plurality of processing tanks adapted to contain liquid coating materials of different light refractive indexes; at least one actuator disposed in proximity to the plurality of processing tanks, the at least one actuator adapted to sequentially immerse at least one substrate in the liquid coating materials and transfer the at least one substrate between the plurality of processing tanks; and at least one coating system located in a process flow downstream direction from the plurality of processing tanks, the at least one coating system adapted to apply an antireflective coating to the at least one substrate. A lens surface location measuring system is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: QUANTUM INNOVATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Norman L. Kester, Cliff J. Leidecker
  • Patent number: 10286480
    Abstract: A friction application device includes an application element which defines a rotational axis and which is movable by a moving device on a surface of a workpiece and in a relative movement with respect to the surface of the workpiece. At least one supporting tool is non-coaxial with the rotational axis and has an arcuate outer periphery in direct contact with the application element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften—Fachhochschule Kempten
    Inventor: Paul Schindele
  • 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: 10272461
    Abstract: A method for masking cooling passages of a turbine component having an external surface, an internal cavity for receiving cooling air, and cooling passages extending therebetween. The location and angle of cooling passages are determined using a robotic arm and a location system. A masking device is placed in the cooling passages located during the locating step. The masking device includes a head portion having a gripping feature for gripping by a robotic arm, and a locating feature for orientation of the masking device by the robotic arm. A retaining portion extending from the head portion is arranged and disposed to retain the masking device in a cooling passage. The retaining portion is narrower proximate a distal end than proximate the head portion. The component and head portion of the masking devices are coated. The masking devices may be removed using the robotic arm and locating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Kemal Mehmet Coskun, Cem Murat Eminoglu, Yusuf Eren Ozturk, Tyler Watson Kasperski
  • Patent number: 10274827
    Abstract: A substrate treating apparatus and a substrate treating method are provided. The substrate treating apparatus comprises: a process chamber; a support member positioned in an inner space of the process chamber to support the substrate; an exhaust line provided to communicate with the interior of the process chamber; an exhaust member for providing a suction pressure to the exhaust line; and a controller for controlling the exhaust member when dividing the substrate treating step in which the treating for the substrate is performed into the first treating step and the second treating step, a difference is generated between the pressure that the exhaust member provides to the exhaust line in the first treating step and the pressure that the exhaust member provides to the exhaust line in the second treating step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: SEMES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ki Seung Lee, Chang Uk Park
  • Patent number: 10269598
    Abstract: A substrate treating apparatus includes a treating section for treating substrates. The treating section has a front face and a rear face both connectable to an indexer section for feeding the substrates to the treating section. Such substrate treating apparatus can improve the degree of freedom for arranging the treating section and the indexer section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yukihiko Inagaki
  • Patent number: 10246286
    Abstract: The invention relates to a transport device (10) for a beginning or an end of a web, comprising at least one driver (27) for a beginning or an end of a web (1). The transport device (10) is largely guided on a horizontal plane from a front region to a rear region of a system. The transport device (10) is to be improved such that smaller quantities of impregnated decorative paper can be produced with little complexity and minimum waste. For this purpose, the driver (27) comprises a plate-shaped magnet (22) which is guided below the web (1) during the operation of the transport device (10), extends over at least the width of the web (1), and interacts with a magnetizable sheet-metal plate (23) during the operation of the transport device (10), said sheet-metal plate being movable above the web (1) from a rest position into a holding position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: VITS TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventor: Willi Erkelenz
  • Patent number: 10232655
    Abstract: A printing device for dispending material on a heated substrate is provided. The device may include a printing head having one or more nozzles and a heat shield that partially masks a side of the printing head that faces the heated substrate when printing so as to reduce heat transfer from the substrate to the printing head. The shield includes a slot aligned with the one or more nozzles to enable passage of material from the one or more nozzles to the heated substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: XJET LTD.
    Inventors: Eliahu M. Kritchman, Hanan Gothait, Yigal Rozval, Meir Debi
  • Patent number: 10221060
    Abstract: Provided is a microvolume liquid dispensing method in which a variable capacity passage section of a liquid passage in a microvolume liquid dispenser is pressurized from the outside and shrunk in a direction that reduces the internal capacity thereof so that a liquid that is within the variable capacity passage section is pushed toward both a downstream passage section and an up stream passage section. A microvolume of the liquid is pushed toward the downstream passage section as a result of the downstream passage section having a much larger liquid passage resistance than the upstream passage section. It is thus possible to precisely drip a microvolume liquid of a picoliter order from the tip opening of a nozzle by simple control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: ENGINEERING SYSTEM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinya Ishida, Kentaro Fukuda
  • Patent number: 10220381
    Abstract: The present inventions is concerned with an apparatus and a method of improving the accuracy of coating a ceramic or metallic honeycomb body, which can usually be used as a catalyst in automotive exhaust mitigation. The invention achieves to directly test whether the coating slurry in the coating chamber is ready to be submitted to the monolith or needs to be replaced before coating the monolith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: UMICORE AG & CO KG.
    Inventor: Stéphane Masson
  • Patent number: 10214926
    Abstract: This solution is for washing and cleaning the external walls of a building, and adopts a lightweight six axis robotic arm mounted on a mini-gondola hoisted by a pulley system with the controlling motor located within the mini-gondola, while another set of motor located on the pulley system at the roof-top end drives the mini-gondola to traverse laterally on a set of twin-rails on the roof-top of the building. Four vacuum suction cups mounted on the minigondola through linear actuator are used to secure the mini-gondola to the wall. Each linear actuator has three ultrasonic distance sensors that measure and manage the distance between the mini-gondola and the wall to be cleaned. Once the gondola is in position, the robotic arm will be activated to start the cleaning process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Elid Technology International Pte Ltd
    Inventor: Hui Eng Lim
  • Patent number: 10213801
    Abstract: This solution is for painting the external walls of a building, and adopts a lightweight six axis robotic arm mounted on a mini-gondola hoisted by a pulley system with the controlling motor located within the mini-gondola, while another set of motor located on the pulley system at the roof-top end drives the mini-gondola to traverse laterally on a set of twin-rails on the roof-top of the building. Four vacuum suction cups mounted on the mini-gondola through linear actuator are used to secure the mini-gondola to the wall. Each linear actuator has three ultrasonic distance sensors that measure and manage the distance between the mini-gondola and the wall to be painted. Once the gondola is in position, the robotic arm will be activated to start the painting process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Elid Technology International Pte Ltd
    Inventor: Hui Eng Lim