Patents Examined by Michael P Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 10799904
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for applying a coating to a pipe. The apparatus includes a mounting means for mounting the apparatus to the pipe, an applicator for applying the coating to the pipe and a moving means for moving the applicator relative to the mounting means and around the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Field Joint Coatings Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Aaron Sharman
  • Patent number: 10799842
    Abstract: A two-component paint system (1) comprises a medium pressure canister (10) with a paint, at least one solvent and at least one propellant, and a high pressure canister (20) with a hardener, at least one solvent, at least one propellant and an inert gas or inert gas mixture. An adapter (30) is configured to transfer the content of the high pressure canister (20) into the content of the medium pressure canister (10). The internal pressure of the high pressure canister (20) is at least 2 bars higher than the internal pressure of the medium pressure canister (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: PARAGON NORDIC AB
    Inventors: Carl Tommy Wikstrand, Kristian Karjus, Malin Burstedt, Mats Silvander
  • Patent number: 10801098
    Abstract: A method of coating a component using a robotic spray system is provided. The robotic spray system includes a scanning apparatus operable to measure and store surface characteristics before and after coating; a robotic arm operable to move the robotic spray system relative to a surface of a component, the component including one or more reference features which remains uncoated during the coating; a spray nozzle operable to deposit a sprayed coating onto the surface; and a device driver module including circuitry configured to operate the scanning apparatus, the robotic arm, and the spray nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Gerhart Hanson, Matthias Hoebel, Martin Lewis Smith
  • Patent number: 10768525
    Abstract: An imprint apparatus forms a pattern by curing a radical polymerizable imprint material by irradiating the imprint material with light in a state in which a mold is brought into contact with the imprint material. The apparatus includes an irradiator configured to irradiate the imprint material with light, and a controller configured to control the irradiator. Letting Ic be an illuminance of the light with which the imprint material is irradiated, tc be a time during which the imprint material is irradiated with the light, k be a coefficient, and PD be a target degree of photopolymerization of the imprint material subjected to irradiation with the light, the controller determines the irradiation time in accordance with: PD=k×(?Ic)×tc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akiko Iimura, Toshiki Ito
  • Patent number: 10751753
    Abstract: To provide a production method for obtaining a coated article provided with a coating film having excellent weather resistance by using a powder coating material. A method for producing a coated article, which comprises applying a powder coating material comprising a fluororesin (A), a non-fluororesin (B) and a metallic pigment (C) to the surface of a substrate, and heating the substrate having the powder coating material applied, to a temperature of at least the glass transition temperature of the fluororesin (A) and the non-fluororesin (B), followed by cooling, to form a coating film on the substrate surface, and which is characterized in that the content of the metallic pigment (C) is from 0.7 to 23 mass % to the total amount of the powder coating material, the PCI value of the coating film is at least 6, and the flip-flop value is at least 1.2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Shuhei Ochi, Masataka Aikawa, Shun Saito
  • Patent number: 10751953
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an imprint master template including forming a cutting line guide at an edge of a first fine pattern unit having an upper surface on which a fine pattern is formed; cutting a wafer substrate by a cleaving process along the cutting line guide so that a cutting surface is formed, the cutting surface having a preliminary second surface where the cutting line guide was formed and a first surface which is formed by the cleaving process; polishing the preliminary second surface to form a second surface which is inclined at a predetermined angle with respect to the first surface; and bonding the first fine pattern unit and the second fine pattern unit to each other with the first surface of the first fine pattern unit facing the first surface of the second fine pattern unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kang Soo Han, Moonjung An, Gugrae Jo, Hyungbin Cho
  • Patent number: 10738196
    Abstract: A coating material for producing a coating includes 15 to 70 wt. % of at least one CH acidic compound, 4 to 40 wt. % of at least one vinylogous carbonyl compound, 0.1 to 15 wt. % of at least one latent-basic catalyst, 0.00001 to 10 wt. % of at least one light stabilizer, 0.00001 to 20 wt. % of at least one open time extender, and 0.00001 to 20 wt. % of at least one pot life extender. Each wt. % of a respective ingredient is based on a total amount of the coating material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: MANKIEWICZ GEBR. & CO. GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Jochen Wehner, Andrea Costa
  • Patent number: 10737294
    Abstract: A method of securing a layer of colloidal crystals to a substrate is provided, to enhance durability of an aesthetic effect provided by the colloidal crystals. The method involves depositing a layer of colloidal crystals formed of mono-dispersed particles on the substrate. Subsequently, a layer of water-borne coating is applied to the layer of colloidal crystals. To be effective, the water-borne coating should have a curing temperature that is less than the polymer glass transition temperature of the mono-dispersed particles forming the colloidal crystals. The water-borne coating penetrates through the colloidal crystals to the substrate thus retaining the colloidal crystals in place. The curing temperature of the water-borne coating ensures that the colloidal crystals are not damaged by the process for curing the coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignees: The Procter & Gamble Company, Institute of Chemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Inventors: Ping Wang, Libin Wang, Xu Huang, Yanlin Song, Fengyu Li, Peiyi Yong, Ce Tian, Heng Sun
  • Patent number: 10723115
    Abstract: In one example, a method of controlling generation apparatus for generating a three-dimensional object is described. For example, data indicative of at least one physical property affecting heat transfer from an object may be determined and used to determine a cooling time, and a component of the generation apparatus may be controlled in response to the determined cooling time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Sebastia Cortes I Herms, Xavier Vilajosana, Scott A. White
  • Patent number: 10717105
    Abstract: A masking strip for use in painting automobile doors includes an elongated flexible body configured to cover a gasket of a door assembly, and an elongated spine extending perpendicularly from the elongated flexible body. The elongated spine is configured for receipt in a narrow opening defined between the door assembly and a front fender.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: TNS SOLUTIONS
    Inventor: Anthony M. Barraco
  • Patent number: 10717891
    Abstract: A method of applying a PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) solution includes a dispersion step of dispersing a diamond powder in an organic solvent using bead milling to manufacture a dispersion solution, a mixing step of mixing a silane solution with the dispersion solution to manufacture a mixture solution, an addition step of adding the PTFE solution including PTFE particles having a size of 0.1 to 6 ?m to the mixture solution to manufacture a coating solution, a coating step of applying the manufactured coating solution on a surface of a piston skirt to form a coated layer including a plurality of dimples distributed thereon, and a curing step of drying and heat-treating the coated layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Yool Koo Kim
  • Patent number: 10695944
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a treated cellulosic material comprising a cellulosic material having a porous structure defining a plurality of pores, at least a portion of the pores containing a treating agent comprising a polymer comprising an olefin-carboxylic acid copolymer; and a modifying agent comprising an epoxy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Stephen W. King, Xue Chen
  • Patent number: 10696866
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for forming a multilayer coating film including an intermediate coating film formation step of applying an aqueous intermediate coating composition to an object to be coated to form an uncured intermediate coating film; a base coating film formation step of applying an aqueous base coating composition onto the resulting uncured intermediate coating film to form an uncured base coating film; and a curing step of curing the resulting uncured intermediate coating film and the base coating film by heating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON PAINT AUTOMOTIVE COATINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Miho Oka, Makoto Shimizu, Yoshiki Takaira, Manabu Horiuchi, Daisuke Segawa
  • Patent number: 10695793
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for forming a multilayer coating film including an intermediate coating film formation step of applying an aqueous intermediate coating composition to an object to be coated to form an uncured intermediate coating film; a base coating film formation step of applying an aqueous base coating composition onto the resulting uncured intermediate coating film to form an uncured base coating film; and a curing step of curing the resulting uncured intermediate coating film and the base coating film by heating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON PAINT AUTOMOTIVE COATINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Miho Oka, Makoto Shimizu, Yoshiki Takaira, Manabu Horiuchi, Daisuke Segawa
  • Patent number: 10675658
    Abstract: A method of making a treated article having a metal surface. The method includes treating the metal surface with a primer composition comprising a secondary or tertiary amino-functional compound having at least two independently selected silane groups to provide a primed metal surface and subsequently treating the primed metal surface with a treatment composition comprising a fluorinated compound represented by formula Rf{—X—[Si(Y)3?x(R)x]y}z. An article treated by such a method is also disclosed. The use of a secondary or tertiary amino-functional compound having at least two independently selected silane groups as a primer for a metal surface before treatment with the fluorinated silane and a method of treating a metal surface with a treatment composition including the secondary or tertiary amino-functional compound having at least two independently selected silane groups and certain fluorinated silanes are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Frans A. Audenaert
  • Patent number: 10661307
    Abstract: A method of applying a coating material to a vehicle that includes defining a plurality of application zones on the vehicle. The application zones include a low visibility zone, a medium visibility zone, and a high visibility zone. The method further includes applying the coating material to the application zones in a predetermined sequence such that a first portion of the coating material is applied to the low visibility zone, then a second portion is applied to the medium visibility zone, and then a third portion is applied to the high visibility zone. A first overlap region is defined between the low visibility zone and the high visibility zone and a second overlap region is defined between the medium visibility zone and the high visibility zone. The third portion of the coating material is applied before the coating material previously applied in the first and second overlap regions has set for a predefined duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daisuke Nakazono, John Jeffrey Carter, Kevin Michael Wilkens, Jason John Potuzko, Steven Lynn Haycox, Hiroko Kimoto, Akira Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10662552
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for producing fibers, the method having the steps of producing electrospun fiber; and directing the fiber to a plurality of targets, whereby only one of the targets is grounded at any one time. Also provided is a system for producing anisotropic fibers having a reservoir of electrospun fiber constituent' wherein an egress point of the reservoir is electrically charged; a plurality of electrodes opposed to the egress point, wherein only one of the electrodes is grounded at any one time while the remaining electrodes are at an initial floating voltage state; and a target substrate disposed between the egress point and the plurality of electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: UCHICAGO ARGONNE, LLC
    Inventor: Xing Chen
  • Patent number: 10662307
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a fluoropolymer film comprising at least one fluoropolymer hybrid organic/inorganic composite [polymer (FH)], to a process for the manufacture of said fluoropolymer film and to uses of said fluoropolymer film in various applications, in particular in electrochemical applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignees: SOLVAY SA, COLLEGE OF FRANCE
    Inventors: Séverine Rose, Christel Laberty-Robert, Clément Sanchez, Julio A. Abusleme
  • Patent number: 10647868
    Abstract: Described are modulating coatings that are configured to provide an improved release profile of a volatile composition from a base material, wherein the modulating coating includes a barrier substance that is configured to hinder a release of the volatile composition through the modulating coating, and a hygroscopic substance that is configured to facilitate the release of the volatile composition through the modulating coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: ENVIROSCENT, INC.
    Inventors: Bao Trong Do, Eric Mehnert, Nicholas D. McKay, Jr., Candace Branch, Jeffrey Sherwood
  • Patent number: 10625497
    Abstract: A three-dimensional printing apparatus includes a container and a projecting structure. The container is configured to contain a liquid photosensitive material. The liquid photosensitive material includes a variety of photoinitiators and a monomer. The projecting structure is configured to provide a variety of molding beams to irradiate the liquid photosensitive material. The variety of molding beams have different wavelengths and are used to actuate a polymerization between one of the variety of photoinitiators and the monomer respectively thereby forming a solidified layer. A three-dimensional printing method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: YOUNG OPTICS INC.
    Inventors: Chao-Shun Chen, Keng-Han Chuang