Patents Examined by Laura Edwards
  • Patent number: 10421094
    Abstract: Wearing down of a doctor blade by a filler contained in a coating solution is prevented. The doctor blade is for scraping off the coating solution, containing the filler, from a circumferential surface of a coating roller, the coating roller being for applying the coating solution to a battery member being conveyed. A surface of the doctor blade is made from an ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventors: Ryutaro Shiba, Toshiki Innami
  • Patent number: 10412992
    Abstract: An adhesive transfer system for applying a pattern of adhesive to a web of tipping paper as it is being fed through a smoking article filter assembly unit including a transfer roller and an applicator roller, the transfer roller having an engraved pattern on its surface that corresponds to the pattern of adhesive to be applied to the tipping paper web, the applicator roller being nipped with the transfer roller so that adhesive received on its surface is transferred from said engraved region onto the applicator roller as the transfer roller and applicator roller rotate to form an adhesive pattern on the applicator roller for subsequent transfer onto a moving web of tipping paper in contact with said applicator roller, where the engraved pattern includes individual adhesive containing cells to break up adhesive that coats the engraved region of the transfer roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventors: Gary Fallon, Sam Whiffen
  • Patent number: 10407751
    Abstract: A multipurpose continuous processing line able for heat treating and hot dip coating a steel strip containing: an annealing section (1) for heating the steel strip to a predetermined annealing temperature and for maintaining the steel strip at said annealing temperature, a first transfer section (2), an overaging section (3) able to maintain the temperature of the steel strip between 300° C. and 700° C., a second transfer section (4) able to adjust the temperature of the steel strip to allow the hot dip coating of the strip and, a hot dip coating section (5), wherein the first transfer section (2) includes, in sequence, a cooling section (21) and a heating section (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: ArcelorMittal
    Inventors: Stavros Fountoulakis, Jean Philippe Masse, Dongwei Fan
  • Patent number: 10406550
    Abstract: A powder coating booth includes booth walls and a roof which can be lowered between the booth walls, wherein a gap is provided between the roof and the booth walls. The roof has compressed air nozzles for spraying the booth walls. In addition, a supporting device is provided, which supports the roof. In at least one of the booth walls a vertical slot is provided through which the supporting device protrudes into the booth and in which the supporting device is movable. In addition, the booth includes a bottom (19) with a suction, which is connectable with the suction inlet of a cyclone separator via a suction pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Wagner International AG
    Inventor: Alessio Volonte
  • Patent number: 10391514
    Abstract: Arrangements described herein include coating application systems and methods for controlling such systems. The system can include an application end configured to be operatively connected to a robot arm. The application end can include one or more nozzles to dispense a coating onto a workpiece. The application end can further include one or more brushes to brush a portion of the coating dispensed onto the workpiece. The brush can be moveable between a retracted position and a deployed position. In some arrangements, the systems can include a cleaning tool to remove excess coating from the brush after brushing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Zolli, Dan LeLievre, Michael Horn
  • Patent number: 10363683
    Abstract: A digital decorating machine for ceramic products, including a conveyor, suitable to transport the products to be decorated (P) along a feed direction (A), and a plurality of decoration modules, positioned over the conveyor and adjacent to each other along the feed direction (A). The modules include respective printing heads provided with nozzles for ejecting a fluid to be delivered on the surface of the products to be decorated (P); the conveyor includes a movable member for supporting the products to be decorated (P), suitable for translating them along the feed direction (A). The conveyor includes at least a supporting surface, located along a respective flank of the movable member, including in turn a plurality of predetermined positioning zones for the removable engagement of respective coupling portions of the decoration modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventor: Vincenzo Palumbo
  • Patent number: 10334866
    Abstract: An assembly and method for uniform decoration of the sidewall for foodstuff coats a sidewall of a baked foodstuff, such as a cake, with a plurality of decorative granular members, while restricting coating the top region of the baked foodstuff with the decorative granular members. A spray gun variably coats the foodstuff with decorative granular members at controllable rates of discharge, while at least one shield blocks the decorative granular members from the top region of the foodstuff, such that only the sidewall is coated with decorative granular members. A fan generates air flow to blow the decorative granular members through a conduit in the housing, and out through an outlet. A screen positions coplanar and adjacent to the fan to prevent backflow of granular members into the fan. The at least one shield is rectangular or curved to accommodate a rectangular-shaped cake or a disc-shaped cake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventors: Rosina Haniszewski, Joseph R. Haniszewski, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10328450
    Abstract: Method of designing and manufacturing a distributor bar for use in a production line comprising a mixing head for providing a viscous foamable liquid mixture, a laminator with a predefined speed of at least 20 m/min, the distributor bar having a central inlet fluidly connected to a number of outlets via a main channel. The method comprises: choosing (3001) a geometry for the distributor bar and defining a set of geometrical parameters; assigning (3002) values to said parameters; creating (3003) a virtual model; simulating (3005) flow in said model by performing a Computational Fluid Dynamics simulation (CFD), taking into account (3004) a non-Newtonian shear thinning model; e) evaluating the simulated flow; building (2007) a physical distributor bar. A distributor bar, a production line, and a computer program product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: Mark Joseph Brennan
  • Patent number: 10285416
    Abstract: A first edible layer is placed atop a tray and inside a first annular member, leaving an annular gap around the edible layer. A spreadable material is spread atop and laterally on the first edible layer. A second annular member is stacked upon the first annular member with a second edible layer centered in the second member but with an annular gap between the two. Spreadable material atop and laterally to the second edible layer. The annular members each have an overall transverse dimension greater than its height. These members are part of a reusable kit with the first member has an outwardly projecting pair of handles A tool for shaping spreadable material is shown as a plate with an opposite pair of finishing edges, one being straight, the other undulating. The lower edge of the tool is located between the finishing edges, and has an opposite pair of guide notches. Each of the notches can be pressed against the edge of the tray to regulate the tool's working depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventor: George John Lipari
  • Patent number: 10286417
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device and a method for the metallic coating of a work piece with a mobile coating lance (20), by means of which a metal plasma jet can be generated to create the coating consisting of metal particles. According to the invention, an extraction hood (30) is provided, which at least encloses an axial section of the coating lance (20) in a ring-shaped manner, and the extraction hood (30) has a ring-shaped holding unit (50), which is configured to take up the metal particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Sturm Maschinen- & Anlagenbau GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Ebenbeck, Gerhard Aufschlaeger, Marc Kesting, Ralf Voellinger
  • Patent number: 10265719
    Abstract: An improved system for applying a coating to a sheet is disclosed. The system allows precise control of the actuation of the valves and movement of the nozzle to create a plurality of coating profiles. The system includes a controller, which is used to actuate the valves to begin and terminate the flow of material onto the sheet through a nozzle. In addition, the controller may move the nozzle from its operative position to an inoperative position away from the sheet. In some embodiments, a fluid displacement mechanism is used. The controller is also able to coat the opposite side of the sheet. Registration of the coating can be programmed to be in exact alignment, or advanced or delayed by a specific amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Durr MEGTEC, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Maki, George Glenn, Kim Anderson
  • Patent number: 10245604
    Abstract: An apparatus for dispensing a liquefied fluid including a housing, a main reservoir at least partially disposed within the housing, wherein the main reservoir is adapted to receive a substance, a heating element positioned to melt the substance into liquefied fluid, a second reservoir in fluid communication with the main reservoir, and a nozzle in fluid communication with the second reservoir, wherein the substance is dispensable from the nozzle as liquefied fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: BREVDA INC.
    Inventor: Doug Foreman
  • Patent number: 10239084
    Abstract: An apparatus for depositing and/or jetting viscous medium on a surface of a workpiece includes at least two depositing head assemblies. The at least two depositing head assemblies are configured to move in three dimensional space. The at least two depositing head assemblies are also configured to at least one of concurrently and simultaneously deposit the viscous medium on the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: MYCRONIC AB
    Inventors: Gustaf Märtensson, Andreas Bergström, Thomas Kurian, Anders Emthén
  • Patent number: 10232401
    Abstract: A systems and method for reducing coating defects on a stent may involve a support apparatus comprising wire cage for carrying a stent. The support apparatus may have no structure that extends inside the stent. A support apparatus may include a plurality of wires that pass through the stent but do not pass through the midplane of the stent. A support apparatus may contact only the proximal ends of the stent. The method may involve keeping the stent in motion during a spray coating process to prevent the stent from having a point remain in continuous contact with a support apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Abbott Cardiovascular
    Inventors: Stephen D. Pacetti, Laura Melton Kalvass
  • Patent number: 10220407
    Abstract: An apparatus for processing yarns includes a first roller set for extending yarn beam; a node generator installed after the first roller set for forming node section of the yarn beam; a first cleaning chamber installed after the node generator for cleaning the yarn beams; a material chamber for adding additive to the yarn beam; a second roller set installed after the material chamber for extending the yarn beam; a first heating chamber installed after the second roller set for thermally setting additives to the yarn beam so that the additives are firmly secured to the yarn of the yarn beam; a third roller set installed after the heating chamber for controlling the heating time of the yarn beam in the first heating chamber; and a fourth roller set installed after the third roller set for winding the yarn beam to a desired shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Kuei Jung Lin
  • Patent number: 10219520
    Abstract: The present specification relates to a dough line for processing dough, specifically sheeted dough, having a conveyor, for conveying the dough, a sensor, for detecting the beginning of a dough piece at a detection point in the dough line, a controllable flour sifter, arranged above the conveyor, for depositing flour on the conveyor or on dough on the conveyor, a controller, for controlling the amount of flour deposited by the flour sifter based on the sensor signal, wherein the controller is configured for disabling the flour sifter when there is no dough piece on or to be placed on the conveyor at the location of the flour sifter, enabling the flour sifter to deposit a first amount of flour per amount of displacement of the conveyor when there is a dough piece on or to be placed on the conveyor at the location of the flour sifter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Radie B.V.
    Inventor: Johannes Josephus Antonius Van Blokland
  • Patent number: 10214047
    Abstract: A finger moistening device has an interior, a door within a first side permitting access to the interior, a second side, a rear plate extending above the sides, a removable adhesive patch secured upon the bottom face, and a moisture retaining dabber secured upon the top face. The dabber is in environmental communication with the interior of the housing. The interior is configured to accommodate a removable cartridge comprising hand sanitizing fluid. The fluid in the cartridge is in fluid communication with the when the cartridge is secured within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventor: Jane C. Haggarty
  • Patent number: 10212820
    Abstract: The present specification describes a reverse offset printing apparatus and a method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Jiehyun Seong, Seung Heon Lee, Ji Young Hwang, Yong Goo Son
  • Patent number: 10207908
    Abstract: An automatic wax dipping system is an apparatus that dips multiple bottles into wax without the manual input of a user. The apparatus includes a basin, a first receptacle, a second receptacle, a first set of heating elements, a track mechanism, and a motorized belt. The basin upholds components of the apparatus. The first receptacle houses oil and the second receptacle houses wax. The first set of heating elements heat the oil which in turn heats the wax. The track mechanism includes a plurality of rails and an at least one motorized belt. The plurality of rails upholds multiple bottles and directs the path of multiple bottles across the present invention. The at least one motorized belt forces the multiple bottles through the plurality of rails in specific lengthwise sections where the multiple bottles may require additional force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventor: Evan Parker
  • Patent number: 10196263
    Abstract: An arrangement for applying metal nanoparticles onto a wafer or another substrate, is characterized by a metal or semiconductor part arranged in a liquid reservoir, laser or particle emitter for removing nanoparticles from the metal or semiconductor part in the liquid inside the liquid reservoir, and means for applying the removed metal particle containing liquid onto the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventor: Mohammad Hossein Azhdast