Patents Examined by John P. McIntosh
  • Patent number: 4873938
    Abstract: In a method and apparatus for soldering or tinning wires or component leads, solder is pumped through a nozzle to form a downwardly flowing stream. The wire or lead is passed laterally into the stream and then withdrawn axially to leave a coating of solder on the wire. The wire or lead is angled to the horizontal, pointing upwardly in the direction of withdrawal from the stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1986
    Date of Patent: October 17, 1989
    Inventor: Alexander J. Ciniglio
  • Patent number: 4840138
    Abstract: A sealant supply system for a sealant applying machine having a plurality of rotatable sealant applying head devices rotatable about a central axis of rotation and comprising support means for supporting the system on the machine; a rotatable sealant supply chamber means mounted on the support means for holding a supply of sealant material and having a bottom wall portion, a side wall portion, and an upper wall portion; coupling passage means in a lower portion of the chamber means for connection to the sealant applying head means to supply sealant thereto; a spindle means mounted on the upper wall portion of the chamber means for enabling rotation of the chamber means; a first central passage means in the spindle means enabling supply of air and sealant to the chamber means; bearing journal means and bearing means on an outer wall portion of the spindle means for rotatably supporting the spindle means; a non-rotatable housing means for receiving and rotatably supporting the bearing means and the spindle mean
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 20, 1989
    Assignee: Preferred Machining Corporation
    Inventor: James S. Stirbis
  • Patent number: 4779565
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for printing through holes in ceramic substrates and the like. The substrate is held in position by means of a vacuum applied to an outer peripheral surface portion thereof. The deposited substance is pulled through the holes in the substrate by means of a closely regulated vaccuum applied only to an inner surface portion, the inner and outer vacuum areas being separated in a holder device by means of O-rings. A pressure-time profile which appears in a plenum closely adjacent to the inner chamber may be compared to a previously generated pressure-time profile reference and used to accept or reject parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 25, 1988
    Assignee: Delco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: William M. Young, Mark E. Wolfe
  • Patent number: 4780336
    Abstract: An improved doctor blade, for use at a downstream end of a pressurized coating material application zone of a paper coater, has a tip portion of a limited length and first thickness and a major body portion of a second and increased thickness. The increased thickness of the major body portion enables the doctor blade to resist flexure caused by variations in pressure of the coating material in the zone, so that the blade tip more uniformly meters and levels coating on a paper web. Also contemplated is an arrangement for clamping the blade at the downstream end of the application zone, in a manner to minimize flexure of the blade in response to variations in pressure of the coating material in the zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 25, 1988
    Assignee: Consolidated Papers, Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne A. Damrau
  • Patent number: 4779561
    Abstract: The crucible is of the type in which substrates to be epitaxially coated are disposed in a slide comprising a substrate carrier (7), whose displacement permits of bringing the substrates (9) successively into contact with different baths of epitaxy. It comprises a compartment (2), in which tightening slides (11) and solution-containing slides (12) are alternately stacked, each of the latter slides having a cavity receiving a solution (14) and merging at the lower part of the said slide (12). The tightening slides (11) close the lower part of the cavities (45). The slide comprising a substrate carrier (7) can be translated between a rear position in which it is disengaged from the stack and a front position in which, after having driven out the lower slide of the stack, it is situated under this stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 25, 1988
    Assignee: U.S. Philips Corporation
    Inventors: Francois Fromage, Marc Mahieu
  • Patent number: 4777905
    Abstract: A carriage (1) is guided coaxially to the axis (11) of a pipe (9) to be repaired by two sets (2, 3) of sprung rollers (4, 5). The carriage supports a drive motor (28), on the drive shaft (29, 30) of which is fixed a distributor means in the form of rollers (41). Coating material, for example a pressure setting plastic, is applied via a supply pipe (45) to the underside of the pipe wall (8) and is distributed by the turning rollers (41) over the circumference. In this way damaged sewer pipes can be correctly coated with small effort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1988
    Assignee: Futurtech
    Inventor: Norbert Lona
  • Patent number: 4774904
    Abstract: Horizontal slider for the fabrication of semiconductor devices employs a succession of reservoirs and wells for successive applications of material in the growing of multiple layer semiconductor devices. The apparatus is composed of three assemblies each of which is fabricated of graphite to avoid contamination of the semiconductor material. The apparatus is operated within a furnace wherein the temperature is varied between a relatively high temperature for providing saturated solutions, to a lower temperature during which epitaxial growth can occur, and ambient temperature for completion of a fabrication procedure. One of the assemblies contains a set of wells, a second assembly contains reservoirs and slides horizontally upon the assembly of wells for alternately communicating reservoirs with wells and terminating such communication for a filling of the wells with requisite melts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1986
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1988
    Inventor: Jamie Knapp
  • Patent number: 4774906
    Abstract: A continuously and synchronously operated plastics coating device for elongated bamboo poles or the like consists of a plastics feeding unit having a plastics injection unit planted in a perpendicular relationship to a molding member. Plastic is injected thereout in a film state through a round fissure so to coat a continuously forward-moving bamboo pole with a film of plastics. The pole is fed through one end of the assembly and moves into the film of plastics so that a continuous coating process is effected thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1988
    Inventor: Fuh-Shyong Lu
  • Patent number: 4773352
    Abstract: For a very rapidly running press, in which webs are attached together by application of a series of linear transverse portions of glue instead of clipping them together, the known adhesive applicator technology when a different spacing is desired between the portions of glue or adhesive applied to the sheet, require changeover of the entire apparatus. With the present invention there is a division of the adhesive application operation between two different groups of components of which one group is a part of an operating machine while the second group is mutually interchangeable with other members of the group having a different size. The first group of components includes a shaft for the applicator cylinder with its drive, its bearing, a control means and a central body nonrotatably attached to the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1988
    Assignee: Planatolwerk Willy Hesselmann, Chemische und Maschinenfabrik fur Klebetechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Erich Steiner
  • Patent number: 4773351
    Abstract: A doctor blade mounting is provided for use in association with a running web of sheet material, such as, for example, paper. The doctor blade mounting includes a doctor blade column retained in a blade bed which is formed of an elastomeric material. A leaf spring is provided for providing tension between the doctor blade column and the running web and is secured to the blade bed by a guide shaft adapted to receive an end of the leaf spring. The leaf spring is secured in the guide shaft by retaining means, i.e., catches, cams or flanges. Due to the creation of a flexible portion within the blade bed, the leaf spring can be unlocked after removal of the doctor blade column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1988
    Assignee: J. M. Voith GmbH
    Inventor: Hans-Peter Sollinger
  • Patent number: 4771726
    Abstract: Apparatus for automatically dispensing a flowable material, especially an edible flowable material, especially an edible flowable material such as a sauce on an object such as pizza dough preparatory to making the end product. The apparatus includes air-pressure actuated reciprocatable piston means associated with valve means for channeling a flowable material from a source thereof to dispensing means provided in the apparatus. Piston stroke limiting means, as well as sealing means for the dispensing means, are provided to selectively control the amount of flowable material dispensed by the apparatus. The apparatus advantageously is associated with conveyor means and meat dispensing means to enable a product such as pizza to be prepared on a continuous, mass production basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1988
    Inventor: Clifford E. Fitch, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4770119
    Abstract: A method and device of performing plating of an item having a row of fine parts, e.g. a flatpack IC are disclosed. The method comprises immersing said item in a bath of molten solder, removing said item from said bath while maintaining said item in an attitude such that said row of fine parts is sloped with respect to the surface of said molten solder, and causing flux to exert a fluxing action on said molten solder which adheres to said fine parts, thereby decreasing the surface tension of the solder adhering to said fine parts and preventing bridges of solder from forming between said fine parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1988
    Assignee: Senju Metal Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuuji Kawamata, Tomohiko Iino, Ryoichi Suzuki, Noriyuki Haga
  • Patent number: 4768463
    Abstract: A solution for crystal growth reserved in an upper chamber is taken from an opening formed in a slider mounted between the upper chamber and a middle chamber, and flown to the middle chamber containing a substrate, solid bodies in the solution being removed by two grids attached to a hole provided on the side of the middle chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1988
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Susumu Yoshida, Takao Oda, Katsumi Sato
  • Patent number: 4766839
    Abstract: A spray arm (6) is arranged parallel to the axis (2) of a drum with a multi-spray system for the production of dragees, on which a jet arrangement (9)(36) for the spraying of kernels, together with, as necessary a cleaning fixture for cleaning the jet arrangement is provided. So that in one and the same drum, several kernels can be treated with different materials, the drum (1) is divided axially into several separate coating chambers, whereby several parallel partitions, each dividing a section of the drum, extend diametrically from the inner circumference of the drum (1) radially inwards in the direction of the drum axis and in each drum section (10)(11) a separate spray arm section (13)(14) is arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 30, 1988
    Inventor: Rudolf Dunajtschik
  • Patent number: 4766841
    Abstract: This process is directed to the coloration of envelope and stationery grades of white paper stocks with a water based ink coating. Characteristics of the flexographic process include both press and ink specifications. Critical mechanical or material characteristics are associated with each of the fountain roll, the anilox roll, the plate roll and the impression roll of a flexographic printing system. Used in conjunction with the critical combination of press characteristics is a unique, water-based ink formulation for rapidly coloring an entire web side with a colored ink to simulate the appearance of a colored paper stock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 30, 1988
    Inventors: Richard C. Brown, Robert E. Lafler, Joseph M. Murphy, Westvaco Corporation
  • Patent number: 4765273
    Abstract: Transporting device for vacuum coating installations with several stations and with roller systems (3, 4) for the guidance and advance of essentially two-dimensional substrate holders (1) in a vertical position along a given transporting path through the stations. To avoid interference with the coating process by falling layer material, the substrate holders (1) are guided exclusively in the area of their lower edge (2) by roller systems (3, 4). In a preferred example of the operation, guide rollers are disposed in pairs in the area of the lower edge (2) of the substrate holders (1), the substrate holder (1) being held between said guide rollers. The guide rollers (5, 6) are rotatable about vertical axes A1, A2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1988
    Assignee: Leybold-Heraeus GmbH
    Inventor: Friedrich Anderle
  • Patent number: 4765270
    Abstract: A decorative coating machine is disclosed. The machine includes a rotary work table having workpiece fixtures mounted on its periphery. A spray gun assembly is positioned adjacent the work table for applying paint to the workpieces. A wiping assembly is also positioned adjacent the work table periphery and includes a web of wiping material which travels along a path defined by a plurality of horizontal rollers. Solvent is applied to the web of wiping material. As the painted workpieces travel below the rollers, a predetermined area of paint is removed from the workpieces mounted on the fixtures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1988
    Assignee: Deco Tools, Inc.
    Inventor: Elmer L. Faber
  • Patent number: 4765272
    Abstract: A device for the application of a thin layer of a coating material (7) onto a material web (2) passing across a backing roller (1) comprises a slot nozzle arrangement (3) having a nozzle slot (4). In order to ensure uniform and sufficient delivery of coating material (7) across the length of the nozzle slot (4), the coating material (7) is delivered from a supply container (8) through a delivery channel (10, 11) extending across the coating width to the nozzle slot (4) of the slot nozzle arrangement (3) and in the delivery channel (10, 11) of the slot nozzle arrangement (3) a gear pump arrangement (12) is provided which has a plurality of rectilinearly aligned pump sections (13), each having two intermeshed pump gears (14, 15), the arrangement extending over the coating width and arranged with the distance pieces mounting the pump gears (14, 15) between the pump sections (13) to be easily removable. The distance pieces (16) are formed as carbon bearings and the parts are channeled for heating and cooling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1984
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1988
    Assignee: Bolton-Emerson, Inc.
    Inventor: John Mladota
  • Patent number: 4762083
    Abstract: Apparatus for coating a foodstuff with particulate material includes a drum capable of rotating about a substantially horizontal longitudinal axis, and two horizontal conveyors, one positioned above the other, adapted to travel longitudinally in opposite directions through the drum. The lower conveyor has at least three successive endless conveyor belts having horizontal upper runs and a gap between each successive pair of belts. The second belt has an inclined portion below the first belt and the gap between the second and third belts is situated within the horizontal drum. The apparatus also contains means for feeding particulate material onto the upper conveyor and means for feeding the foodstuff onto the first belt of the lower conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 9, 1988
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventor: Lars G. A. Wadell
  • Patent number: 4761309
    Abstract: A coating apparatus is disclosed for applying a coating onto a surface of a moving web. The apparatus includes a backing member which defines a perforate surface such that when the member is connected to a source of partial vacuum, the web is drawn towards the perforate surface of the member. A coating blade is disposed adjacent to the backing member such that the blade urges the web towards the perforate surface. A permeable belt extends around the backing member with the belt being disposed between the web and the backing member such that when the source of partial vacuum is connected to the backing member, air flows through the belt and the perforate surface for drawing the web into close conformity with the belt. The belt and the web then move together in the same direction for inhibiting the buildup of deleterious material adjacent to the blade that would otherwise remain adjacent to the blade causing marking of the coating applied to the surface of the web by the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 2, 1988
    Assignee: Beloit Corporation
    Inventor: Lamar Embry