Patents Examined by Laura Edwards
  • Patent number: 10811287
    Abstract: A spin coater includes a rotatable chuck structure configured to hold a substrate, a bowl enclosing the substrate and guiding a flow of a fluid around the substrate to a bottom of the bowl, and a flow controller detachably coupled to the bowl such that the flow controller is arranged between the bowl and an edge of the substrate and separates the flow into a linear flow and a non-linear flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyun-Joo Jeon, Sung-Hyup Kim
  • Patent number: 10792696
    Abstract: The embodiments of the disclosure disclose a doctor-bar adjusting mechanism for a coater, including: a base bracket, an upper plate and a lower plate secured to the base bracket at two ends thereof, a side of a doctor-bar sandwiched between the upper plate and the lower plate, and an other side of the doctor-bar close to a surface of a roller of the coater; the upper plate further comprising an adjusting plate on an upper side thereof, the adjusting plate secured to the base bracket at ends thereof and including a plurality of adjusting devices thereon adapted for adjusting a spacing between the adjusting plate and the upper plate. The implementation of the embodiments of the disclosure may adjust conveniently a spacing between the doctor-bar and the roller and improve the maintenance efficiency and productivity of the coater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xuefa Chen
  • Patent number: 10766051
    Abstract: An apparatus for wetting one or more absorbent strips with a solution can comprise a solution tray and a dispenser tray, each comprising a base that defines opposing upper and lower surfaces and one or more openings and a sidewall extending away from the upper surface and disposed along a periphery of the base. One or more dispensers can each include a tube extending between first and second ends, the first end being coupled to the dispenser tray's base such that the tube is configured to receive solution from a respective one of the opening(s) of the dispenser tray. An applicator tray can be configured to receive the strip(s). The solution, dispenser, and applicator trays are positionable to permit solution to flow through the solution tray's opening(s) onto the dispenser tray's base, through the dispenser tray's opening(s) into the dispenser(s), and through the dispenser(s) onto the applicator tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventor: Max Lee Horton
  • Patent number: 10744524
    Abstract: A fluid application device includes an applicator head, a first fluid passageway extending in the applicator head, a second fluid passageway extending in the applicator head, a plurality of metering devices connected to the applicator head. A first metering device of the plurality of metering devices is configured to meter a fluid to the first fluid passageway and a second metering device of the plurality of metering devices is configured to meter the fluid to the second fluid passageway. The device further includes a plurality of valve modules, each valve module actuatable between an open condition and a closed condition to control flow of the fluid and a nozzle having one or more discharge orifices. At least one orifice of the one or more discharge orifices is positioned downstream from the first passageway and the second passageway to receive the material from both the first and second fluid passageways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Mel Steven Lessley, Edward Wayne Bolyard, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10744726
    Abstract: An alternating pressure melt impregnation device and a melt impregnation method, including having a resin melt squirted from each resin melt runner on an upper die and a lower die of a melt injection area, and thus the squirted resin melt is enable to be squirted directly on an upper surface and a lower surface of a continuous fiber bundle which is entering into an impregnation chamber. Impregnation and infiltration for both surfaces of the continuous fiber bundle are primarily completed by a squirted pressure. The resin melt inside the impregnation chamber flows to a decompression chambers at both sides of the impregnation chamber. When the resin melt flows to a throttle plate, a re-impregnation for the continuous fiber bundle is realized. Then the pressure is decreased and a section of the resin melt is enlarged and a radial flow is generated due to the Barus effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: KINGFA SCI. & TECH. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xianbo Huang, Wei Xin, Yonghua Li, Chunhua Chen, Dahua Chen
  • Patent number: 10736446
    Abstract: An article for treating the rim of a beverage glass includes a tray, an edible liquid substance, an edible particulate substance, and a cover. The sheet has an upper surface with a plurality of recesses extending downwardly from the upper surface. The edible liquid substance and the edible particulate substances are separately disposed in different recesses. The cover is assembled to the upper surface to retain the edible substances within the recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: San Diego Farms LLC
    Inventors: David Sasuga, John Michael Freitas, Ju Won Park
  • Patent number: 10734252
    Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus includes a chamber, a substrate holding part, a substrate rotating mechanism, and a processing liquid supply part. The chamber includes a chamber body and a chamber cover, and the chamber cover is moved up and down by a chamber opening and closing mechanism. A top plate is attached to the chamber cover. While the chamber cover is in contact with the chamber body, a sealed space is formed and processing is performed. When the chamber cover is moved up, an annular opening is formed between the chamber cover and the chamber body. A cup part is positioned outside the annular opening. A processing liquid spattering from a substrate is received by the cup part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Nakai, Yasuhiko Ohashi
  • Patent number: 10717104
    Abstract: A coating system and related method for coating a part. The coating system having a process tank filled with a fluid coating material to a fluid coating level and an inert gas blanket formed above the fluid coating level. The coating system also having a process tank conveyor to support a part to be coated. The process tank conveyor having a submerge section which transfers the part through the inert gas blanket and below the fluid coating level, a coating residence section which maintains the part submerged below the fluid coating level for a coating period, a coating removal section which raises the part above the fluid coating level but below the inert gas blanket level, and an inert gas blanket residence section which maintains the part within the inert gas blanket level but above the fluid coating level for a drying period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: METOKOTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brent A. Schwartz, Danielle N. Meienburg, Todd A. Hermiller, David J. McNamara, Dennis J. Siefer
  • Patent number: 10710109
    Abstract: An atomizing spray nozzle device includes plural inlets that receive different phases of materials of a coating. The device also includes an atomizing zone housing portion fluidly coupled with the inlets and shaped to mix the different phases of the materials into a mixed phase slurry. The device also includes a plenum housing portion fluidly coupled with the atomizing housing portion along the center axis of the device. The plenum housing portion includes an interior plenum that is elongated along the center axis of the device. The plenum is configured to receive the mixed phase slurry from the atomizing zone. The device also includes one or more delivery nozzles fluidly coupled with the plenum. The one or more delivery nozzles provide one or more outlets from which the mixed phase slurry is delivered onto one or more surfaces of a target object as a coating on the target object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Ambarish Jayant Kulkarni, Hrishikesh Keshavan, Mehmet Dede, Bernard Patrick Bewlay, Guanghua Wang, Byron Pritchard, Michael Solomon Idelchik
  • Patent number: 10707096
    Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus includes a chamber, a substrate holding part, a substrate rotating mechanism, and a processing liquid supply part. The chamber includes a chamber body and a chamber cover, and the chamber cover is moved up and down by a chamber opening and closing mechanism. A top plate is attached to the chamber cover. While the chamber cover is in contact with the chamber body, a sealed space is formed and processing is performed. When the chamber cover is moved up, an annular opening is formed between the chamber cover and the chamber body. A cup part is positioned outside the annular opening. A processing liquid spattering from a substrate is received by the cup part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Nakai, Yasuhiko Ohashi
  • Patent number: 10707097
    Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus includes a chamber, a substrate holding part, a substrate rotating mechanism, and a processing liquid supply part. The chamber includes a chamber body and a chamber cover, and the chamber cover is moved up and down by a chamber opening and closing mechanism. A top plate is attached to the chamber cover. While the chamber cover is in contact with the chamber body, a sealed space is formed and processing is performed. When the chamber cover is moved up, an annular opening is formed between the chamber cover and the chamber body. A cup part is positioned outside the annular opening. A processing liquid spattering from a substrate is received by the cup part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Nakai, Yasuhiko Ohashi
  • Patent number: 10694657
    Abstract: A talc applicator is provided for use with agricultural equipment such as grain carts and seed tenders. The talc applicator includes a supply hopper with a trough, a discharge, a feed auger extending through the trough and discharge, and an agitator assembly positioned in the supply hopper immediately above the feed auger and trough. The agitator assembly includes a drive gear driven by the drive element of the feed auger and an elongated agitator element including at least two elongate bars and a plurality of angled crossbars connecting the two elongate bars. The agitator element rotates to assist with flow of talc into the trough so that the feed auger can move the talc to the other agricultural equipment. The talc applicator may also be provided with a hydraulic motor and a flexible flighting in the feed auger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: J&M Manufactuing Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Dustan Grieshop
  • Patent number: 10688526
    Abstract: An electrostatic atomizing coating apparatus and method incorporate a rotary head having a base portion, an open end and a plurality of grooves formed radially on an inner peripheral surface of the open end, an inside diameter of the rotary head increasing from the base portion toward the open end, and a motor configured to rotate the rotary head to discharge a thread-shaped paint. A voltage is applied to the rotary head so as to form an electrostatic field between the open end of the rotary head and an earthed coating target and to electrostatically atomize the thread-shaped paint discharged from the open end. Voltage output from the generator is controlled so as to adjust an intensity of the electrostatic field and to control a particle diameter of the electrostatically atomized thread-shaped paint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinji Tani, Astuo Nabeshima, Takahito Kondo
  • Patent number: 10675654
    Abstract: A multi-layer slot die and method are provided. The multi-layer slot die comprises an upper body member, a lower body member, and a center body member. The upper body member has an upper surface and an upper rear surface. The lower body member has a lower surface and a lower rear surface. The center body has an upper center surface, a lower center surface, and a center rear surface. The upper center surface is spaced apart from the upper surface of the upper body member forming a first channel therebetween. The lower center surface is spaced apart from the lower surface of the lower body member forming a second channel therebetween. The first channel includes a first opening and the second channel includes a second opening. The first and second openings are substantially parallel to the upper rear surface, the lower rear surface, and the center rear surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventor: David J. Kuenne
  • Patent number: 10675652
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a transfer plate pre-processing device. The transfer plate comprises first and second surfaces, and recesses in an array are arranged on the first surface. The transfer plate pre-processing device comprises: a cylinder having a bearing surface that can be attached to the second surface of the transfer plate and to support the transfer plate; and a pressurization structure having a pressurizing surface. The cylinder can roll along the pressurizing surface, and when the cylinder is rolling, the first surface of the transfer plate is brought into contact with and pressed against pressurizing surface. Accordingly, the disclosure also provides a transfer plate pre-processing method and an alignment film preparation system. According the disclosure, the wettability of the transfer plate can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wei Tian, Yuxin Deng, Xianfeng Zheng
  • Patent number: 10661295
    Abstract: Disclosed is a portable painting and drying apparatus for facilitating painting and drying of wooden blocks such as cabinet doors. The portable painting and drying apparatuses are formed using various components such as bases, poles (e.g., metallic poles and wooden dowels), joints (e.g., single and double-pole joints), a spinner, hangers, a spray gun holder, a hitch clip, a hanger organizer, a hitch clip holder, a rail connector, a rubber washer, or a thumb screw. The painting apparatus is used by a painter for painting all surfaces of a cabinet door at the same time. Upon completion of painting of the cabinet door, the painted cabinet door is transferred to the drying apparatus for drying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Kyle Robinson
  • Patent number: 10651062
    Abstract: Disclosed is a substrate treating apparatus including a treatment container, a pin, a seal housing, a seal member, and an exhaust port. The treatment container includes an opening. The pin is disposed between an interior of the treatment container and an exterior of the treatment container through the opening, and is configured to reciprocate along an axis thereof. The seal housing is disposed in the exterior of the treatment container. The seal housing is in close contact with the treatment container around the opening, and accommodates a part of the pin. The seal member is in close contact with an inner peripheral surface of the seal housing, and in close contact with an outer peripheral surface of the pin so as to be slidable relative to the pin. The exhaust port is in connection with the seal housing in a communicated manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Fukumoto, Yuji Tanaka, Tomohiro Matsuo, Takeharu Ishii
  • Patent number: 10618179
    Abstract: A remote-controlled robotic spray painter is used to evenly coat the surface of a corrugated metal roof with paint by having frame with four wheels having 4-wheel drive. Mounted on the front of the frame is a camera with a transmitter and a servo motor to move the camera and at least one spray nozzle with an on/off spray servo. On the rear of the frame is a speed sensor, a drive motor to drive the 4 wheels and control the speed and direction of the drive motors, and a microprocessor. A remote control transmitter/receiver receives the image from the camera and through operator controls moves the camera to the desired position, controls the speed and direction of the drive motor, and starts and stops spraying using a nozzle servo. The robot has no steering mechanism, as it is simply driven in a straight line, forward and reverse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: Philip See
  • Patent number: 10622243
    Abstract: A pedestal for a substrate processing system includes a pedestal body including a substrate-facing surface. An annular band is arranged on the substrate-facing surface that is configured to support a radially outer edge of the substrate. A cavity is defined in the substrate-facing surface of the pedestal body and is located radially inside of the annular band. The cavity creates a volume between a bottom surface of the substrate and the substrate-facing surface of the pedestal body. A plurality of vents pass through the pedestal body and are in fluid communication with the cavity to equalize pressure on opposing faces of the substrate during processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventors: Patrick Breiling, Ramesh Chandrasekharan, Karl Leeser, Paul Konkola, Adrien LaVoie, Chloe Baldasseroni, Shankar Swaminathan, Ishtak Karim, Yukinori Sakiyama, Edmund Minshall, Sung Je Kim, Andrew Duvall, Frank Pasquale
  • Patent number: 10603682
    Abstract: A device that assists in lubricating installed door hinges is disclosed. This invention isolates aerosol propelled lubricant to the specific area of an installed door hinge while preventing overspray and containing the lubricating liquid within the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventor: George Zalucki