Patents Examined by Nathan T Leong
  • Patent number: 11819862
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for programming a program-controlled coating robot for coating components. A robot path is preset and application parameters observed by the applicator are also preset based on real coating operation during movement along the robot path. There is a virtual determination of a coating result for the predetermined robot path and the predetermined application parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Dürr Systems AG
    Inventors: Hans-Jürgen Nolte, Frank Herre, Christoph Heckeler
  • Patent number: 11819864
    Abstract: A method for applying thin film material onto a substrate comprises: forming microdroplets of a solvent and a solute material forming the thin film material; depositing the microdroplets on an upper surface of a micro-structured mesh, wherein the microdroplets are deposited to allow coalescing into droplets extending into the micro-structured mesh; and arranging a surface of the substrate in close relation to a bottom surface of the micro-structured mesh such that a capillary force draws liquid of the droplets onto the surface of the substrate, whereby forced dynamic wetting of the surface of the substrate is provided to form a liquid film on the surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Inventors: Rachith Shanivarasanthe Nithyananda Kumar, Wim Deferme
  • Patent number: 11812744
    Abstract: Disclosed is an antimicrobial coating and antimicrobial laminate that can be used on surfaces to prevent the spread of bacteria and viruses. Spray-on techniques can be used with antimicrobial agents mixed with an air-drying antimicrobial coating and a heated liquid plastic antimicrobial coating. Efficacy of the antimicrobial coating can be monitored by detecting changes in texture, color, opaqueness, fluorescence, and other techniques. Soft plastics and acrylics can be used to suspend the antimicrobial agents to provide better efficacy in the release of antimicrobial agents over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Magic 8 Box LLC
    Inventor: Christopher David Avina
  • Patent number: 11808680
    Abstract: A method includes illuminating a drop with a pulse of light from a light source. A duration of the pulse of light is from about 0.0001 seconds to about 0.1 seconds. The method also includes capturing an image, video, or both of the drop. The method also includes detecting the drop in the image, the video, or both. The method also includes characterizing the drop after the drop is detected. Characterizing the drop includes determining a size of the drop, a location of the drop, or both in the image, the video, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Inventors: Vijay Kumar Baikampady Gopalkrishna, Raja Bala, Palghat Ramesh, David Allen Mantell, Peter Michael Gulvin, Mark A. Cellura
  • Patent number: 11806741
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a spray device that can separately apply a coating liquid, and can form a dense organic substance film having high uniformity, and a spray coating method. To achieve the object, the spray device includes: a spray; an air flow forming unit that forms an air flow for restricting a flying space of a coating liquid sprayed by the spray; and a space heating unit that heats the flying space of the coating liquid from outside of the air flow formed by the air flow forming unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Eijiro Iwase, Yasushi Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 11801525
    Abstract: A vehicle axle galvanizing device is disclosed. A driving clamping unit having a hydraulic chuck installed therein and a driven clamping unit clamp an axle. A dust collection case, configured to accommodate a part to be galvanized of the axle, and cooling cases, configured to accommodate heat-treated bearing joints, are closed. The axle is rotated by a motor in the driving clamping unit, and cold air generated by a cooling unit is continuously sprayed on the heat-treated bearing joints through cooling guns respectively fixed to the cooling cases. Further, in this state, an industrial robot is operated to allow a spray gun in a zinc spray unit to enter the inside of the dust collection case, and zinc melted by the zinc spray unit is sprayed on the part to be galvanized, thereby forming a galvanized layer thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Inventors: Chang Hee Yoo, Dong Woog Kim
  • Patent number: 11794207
    Abstract: A method for applying a predetermined pattern of material onto an elongate tubular substrate includes securing a first portion of an elongate tube having a non-circular outer perimeter to an engagement member configured to be rotated by a first motor, such that the elongate tube can be rotated in unison with the engagement member, operating the first motor to rotate the elongate tube, operating a second motor of to change the relative displacement between the elongate tube and a dispensing conduit along a longitudinal axis of the elongate tube, and expelling a conductive adhesive from a fluid dispenser through the dispensing conduit to form a predetermined pattern of the conductive adhesive on a surface of the elongate tube, the predetermined pattern of the conductive adhesive covering at least 180 degrees of the surface along the non-circular outer perimeter over a width of at least two millimeters along the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: ECOM Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Ko, Guy Russell Lowery
  • Patent number: 11795536
    Abstract: Methods for making layered materials and layered materials including high atomic number metals and metal alloys adhered to surfaces are provided. Such surfaces may be oxygen or hydroxyl rich surfaces. Certain methods include depositing a tie down layer of a first metal or metal alloy particles onto a first surface of base material and depositing a high atomic number metal or metal alloy layer onto the first surface after depositing the tie down layer, wherein particles comprising the high atomic number metal or metal alloy layer have a higher atomic number than the first metal or metal alloy particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Inventors: Donald L. Thomsen, III, Sankara N. Sankaran, Joel A. Alexa
  • Patent number: 11781320
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method and system of applying a fluid material to a roofing surface. By modifying a peristaltic pump-driven sprayer device, a fluid material having a viscosity of 10,000 to 40,000 centipoise at 25° C. can be effectively sprayed onto a roofing surface. Additionally, the use of a modified peristaltic pump-driven sprayer device allows for the fluid material to be applied onto the roofing surface at a faster rate than other spraying methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: BMIC LLC
    Inventors: Lingtao Yu, Norman M. Chin, Linlin Xing, Daniel E. Boss
  • Patent number: 11779946
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses a system for quality inspection in the entire process of inkjet printing manufacturing of display devices, which includes a substrate inspection module, a nozzle inspection module, an ink droplet inspection module, a coating thickness inspection module and a control module. Through design and matching of these modules, it is possible to realize a series of operations such as substrate inspection, nozzle inspection, flying ink droplet inspection, liquid coating inspection and cured coating inspection. The invention also discloses a corresponding quality inspection method for the entire inkjet printing manufacturing process for display devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Inventors: Jiankui Chen, Zhouping Yin, Qiangqiang Liu
  • Patent number: 11772127
    Abstract: Described are techniques for applying a cured polymeric blanket coating onto a surface, specifically for applying a blanket-coated cured polymeric coating onto a surface of a substrate that is useful as an electrostatic chuck for processing semiconductor wafers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: ENTEGRIS, INC.
    Inventors: Yan Liu, Yuxuan Liu, Chandra Venkatraman, Carlo Waldfried
  • Patent number: 11767269
    Abstract: To improve the stability of spray application of a monolithic refractory in which a water injector is disposed in a material carrier pipe extending from a material supply device to a distal spray nozzle, and application water is injected from the water injector into a spray material that is being carried through the material carrier pipe, a ratio of a flow volume of an application water carrier gas for carrying the application water to be introduced into the water injector to a flow volume of a spray material carrier gas for carrying the spray material is set to 0.07 to 2, and a compressibility index of the spray material is set to 32% or less. Alternatively, a ratio of a flow volume of an application water carrier gas for carrying the application water to be introduced into the water injector to an application water volume is set to 100 to 1,000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Honda, Kazunori Seki, Yoshitaka Ishii, Takafumi Yamada, Norikazu Shirama, Tsubasa Nakamichi
  • Patent number: 11768162
    Abstract: Low-cost devices for measuring radar transmission and/or reflectance of coated articles are provided. An exemplary low-cost radar transmission and reflection measurement device includes a radar transmitter that emits a radar signal, a radar target to which the radar signal is directed, and a radar receiver that receives the radar signal. Further, the exemplary low-cost device includes a sample holder located between the radar transmitter and the radar target and between the radar target and the radar receiver. The sample holder receives a sample including a coating. The low-cost device also includes a controller connected to the radar transmitter and radar receiver. The controller measures a radar signal loss due to the coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2023
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Inventor: Neil Richard Murphy
  • Patent number: 11752519
    Abstract: A substrate surface planarization method includes an arranging step of arranging a liquid curable composition onto a substrate surface having unevenness, a waiting step of waiting until the surface of the layer of the liquid curable composition becomes smooth, and a light exposure step of applying light to cure the layer of the liquid curable composition in this order. The arranging step includes a first arranging step of arranging a layer made of a first liquid curable composition (A1) containing at least a polymerizable compound (a1), and a second arranging step of arranging droplets of a second liquid curable composition (A2) containing at least a polymerizable compound (a2) onto the layer made of the first liquid curable composition (A1) by dropping the droplets discretely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Inventors: Toshiki Ito, Naoki Kiyohara, Keiko Chiba, Timothy Brian Stachowiak, Keiji Yamashita
  • Patent number: 11739223
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present application discloses a surface binding compound of the Formula I or Formula II: wherein the variables EG, EG1, SP1, SP2, SP3, Ar and BG are as defined herein. In another embodiment, the application discloses a method for forming a coating on a surface of a substrate using the surface binding compound of the Formula I or Formula II.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: ENVISTA
    Inventors: Byung Jun Ahn, Bruce H. Lipshutz, Sam L. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11735716
    Abstract: A battery electrode composition is provided that comprises composite particles. Each composite particle may comprise, for example, active fluoride material and a nanoporous, electrically-conductive scaffolding matrix within which the active fluoride material is disposed. The active fluoride material is provided to store and release ions during battery operation. The storing and releasing of the ions may cause a substantial change in volume of the active material. The scaffolding matrix structurally supports the active material, electrically interconnects the active material, and accommodates the changes in volume of the active material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Inventors: Gleb Yushin, Bogdan Zdyrko, Alexander Jacobs, Eugene Berdichevsky
  • Patent number: 11725268
    Abstract: A method to increase the thermal stress capability of a porous TBC and layer system. Due to a post treatment step to a pose TBC coating cracks are produced inside the post TBC advantages manner to increase the thermal stress capability of the ceramic coating by only heating the surface of the ceramic coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Siemens Energy Global GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Peter Stuart Hollingsworth, Alexandr Sadovoy, Dimitrios Zois
  • Patent number: 11717849
    Abstract: Apparatus and method useful for, among other things, providing a layer by layer coating of materials on a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Inventors: Ellison G. Kawakami, William Blake Kolb, Henrik B. Van Lengerich
  • Patent number: 11712704
    Abstract: Disclosed is a paint discharging nozzle designed for discharging paint supplied at a predetermined pressure. The paint discharging nozzle includes a housing having a nozzle hole through which paint is discharged; a paint chamber configured to supply paint to the nozzle hole; a needle valve disposed in the paint chamber, the needle valve having a tip end configured to close or open the nozzle hole; a driving mechanism configured to drive the needle valve to advance toward and retract from the nozzle hole; and a synthetic resin layer formed to cover the tip end of the needle valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Keiko Maruyama, Shohei Ozawa, Shusei Murai
  • Patent number: 11707932
    Abstract: An inkjet printing apparatus includes a surface acoustic wave module including an inner passage and a surface acoustic wave generator around the inner passage; and an outflow passage connected to the surface acoustic wave module to discharge ink, where the outflow passage includes a first outflow passage connected to the inner passage to discharge first ink particles and a second outflow passage connected to the inner passage to discharge second ink particles having an average diameter smaller than that of the first ink particles, and the surface acoustic wave generator is closer to the second outflow passage than the first outflow passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeong Won Han, Myung Soo Huh