Patents Examined by Yewebdar T Tadesse
  • Patent number: 11413639
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a supply system for supplying multiple consumers with a substance to be applied, preferably paint, for application to motor vehicle bodies and/or add-on parts thereof. The supply system comprises a feed line, a return line, a first consumer device which comprises a first consumer, the first consumer being connected to the feed line and the return line and preferably forming a first consumer of the feed line in the flow direction of the substance to be applied, and a further consumer device which comprises a further consumer, the further consumer being connected to the feed line and the return line and preferably forming a last consumer of the feed line in the flow direction of the substance to be applied and/or being arranged after the first consumer in the flow direction of the substance to be applied. The supply system is distinguished in particular in that the feed line is connected to the return line via a connecting line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Dürr Systems AG
    Inventor: Alexander Rüger
  • Patent number: 11401606
    Abstract: The present disclosure proposes a coating nozzle, a coating device and a corresponding coating method. The nozzle includes: a first reactant spout configured to spray a first reactant; a second reactant spout configured to spray a second reactant; and a first air curtain spout configured to spray shielding gas, so that the sprayed shielding gas forms an air curtain which isolates the first reactant from the second reactant. The device includes: one or more coating nozzles described above; and a transport mechanism configured to transport an object to be coated, so that the object to be coated sequentially passes through a first reaction region of the first reactant and a second reaction region of the second reactant for each of the one or more nozzles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Song Zhang, Tao Sun
  • Patent number: 11400480
    Abstract: In a substrate processing apparatus, neutralization processing is performed on a substrate by a neutralization device provided in a thermal processing section. In the neutralization device, at least one of a holder that holds the substrate and an emitter that emits vacuum ultraviolet rays is moved relative to another one in one direction. At this time, one surface of the substrate is irradiated with the vacuum ultraviolet rays emitted by the emitter. When the entire one surface of the substrate is irradiated with the vacuum ultraviolet rays, the neutralization processing ends. Thereafter, the substrate on which the neutralization processing has been performed is transported to a coating processing unit in a coating processing section. In the coating processing unit, a film of a processing liquid is formed on the one surface of the substrate on which the neutralization processing has been performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventors: Takehiro Wajiki, Tadashi Miyagi, Tsuyoshi Mitsuhashi
  • Patent number: 11387081
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, a wafer chuck may include at least one support region configured to support a wafer in a receiving area; a central cavity surrounded by the at least one support region configured to support the wafer only along an outer perimeter; and a boundary structure surrounding the receiving area configured to retain the wafer in the receiving area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventors: Rudolf Kogler, Juergen Steinbrenner, Wolfgang Dastel, Harald Huetter, Markus Kahn
  • Patent number: 11383258
    Abstract: A next generation painting robot with advanced fluid delivery system, enhanced kinematics and a service airlock compartment. The painting robot includes a fluid delivery system which places color changing valves and pumping hardware on the back side of the robot's mounting pedestal, where it can be serviced without a technician having to enter the spray booth. Additionally, the robot enables routine cleaning and maintenance to be performed without personnel entering the spray booth and without stopping the vehicle conveyor, due to simplified outer arm design, improved home positioning and an airlock booth adjacent to the robot pedestal. Service personnel can clean and service the applicator and other components on the outer arm from the airlock booth, while other robots continue painting parts moving on the conveyor, without allowing fume-laden vapors into the operator aisle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: FANUC AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Scott J. Clifford
  • Patent number: 11376625
    Abstract: The present invention is a rosin spreader that includes a body, a plurality of substantially parallel, spaced apart, elongated first teeth, a plurality of bristles, and an elongated first sidewall. The body has a top surface, a bottom surface, and a peripheral edge. The first teeth extend outwardly from the top surface of the body. The bristles extend outwardly from the top surface of the body. The first sidewall extends upwardly from the top surface of the body. The first teeth, the bristles, and the first sidewall are secured to the top surface of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Inventor: Sang Wook Peter Bahng
  • Patent number: 11364514
    Abstract: The present disclosure is intended to provide a discharge apparatus and an industrial robot, discharge apparatus having a relatively simple configuration capable of removing a remainder of a discharge material remaining in a discharge nozzle and a feeding channel, enabling cost reduction, and having a structure which is easy to clean and with which a function of preventing drips can be imparted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshio Motowaki
  • Patent number: 11359336
    Abstract: A system of treating installed railroad ties, comprising a conveyance vehicle configured to move along a railroad track, one or more drill carriages slidably attached to the conveyance vehicle to drill one or more holes at predetermined locations in the railroad ties, an air dispenser configured to deliver a blast of air proximate the one or more holes sufficient to remove debris from and around the one or more holes, a preservative dispenser configured to deliver a predetermined amount of preservative material into the one or more holes, and a plug dispenser configured to deliver a plugging material to the one or more holes to seal the preservative material in the one or more holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventor: Archie Hartford Hopkins
  • Patent number: 11352247
    Abstract: A manifold that allows for increased flow performance, at a reduced pressure, and a flow path that is easily maintained, and fluid dispensing systems that allow for the precise, controlled spacing of beads of multiple component adhesives, and other liquids, and allow for multiple beads to be dispensed onto a substrate simultaneously are disclosed. A control portion for a manifold that solves the disadvantages relating to sealing an open channel and a carrier that provides a mechanism for applying an adhesive and/or a two-part adhesive easier are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Inventor: Robert S. Burns
  • Patent number: 11350653
    Abstract: A poultry carcass spraying cabinet having an inclined or declined section located between the entrance and exit, the inclined or declined section having a slope or angle such that the wing-area of adjacently shackled poultry carcasses being conveyed is spaced to increase spray performance of the carcass spraying cabinet, allow foreign material proximate the wing-area of the poultry carcasses to be dislodged, and thereby minimize cross-contamination during poultry processing. The spray nozzles of adjacent arbor members of the inclined or declined section being located in different horizontal planes to provide optimal spraying performance proximate the wing-area of the poultry carcass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Zee Company I, LLC
    Inventors: Robert C. Bullard, Jonathon R. Bullard, James A. Faller, George Beason
  • Patent number: 11344909
    Abstract: A method for controlling a recirculation pump assembly is disclosed. The method includes receiving a process-dependent characteristic and determining a recirculation flow rate of adhesive that flows to the recirculation pump assembly based on the process-dependent characteristic. The method further includes determining a recirculation pump speed of the recirculation pump assembly for pumping the adhesive to a supply channel using the recirculation flow rate, and adjusting an operating speed of the recirculation pump assembly to match the recirculation pump speed. A system and storage device for performing the above method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Joel E. Saine, John W. Fritz
  • Patent number: 11342182
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, the substrate treatment device includes a dilutor configured to dilute a first liquid containing a metal ion and exhibiting acidity. The device further includes a pH changer configured to change a pH of the first liquid before or after being diluted by the dilutor. The device further includes a substrate conditioner configured to treat the substrate using the first liquid, which is diluted by the dilutor and with the pH changed by the pH changer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: KIOXIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhito Yoshimizu, Fuyuma Ito, Hakuba Kitagawa, Yohei Yamamoto, Hisashi Okuchi, Yuji Yamada
  • Patent number: 11331686
    Abstract: A method for applying material to a bicycle frame includes determining, via a controller, at least one physical dimension of the bicycle frame. The method also includes determining, via the controller, a distance setting between at least two material applicators. In addition, the method includes determining, via the controller, a pattern size of material sprayed onto the bicycle frame by each of the at least two material applicators. Further, the method includes adjusting, via the controller, a position setting of the at least two material applicators based at least in part on the distance setting and pattern size. Moreover, the method includes applying, via the controller, material onto the bicycle frame through the at least two material applicators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Carlisle Fluid Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Se Seng Tsui
  • Patent number: 11318666
    Abstract: A system for producing three-dimensional objects forms fluid paths within the support structure to facilitate the removal of the support structure following manufacture of the object. The system includes a first ejector configured to eject a first material towards a platen to form an object, a second ejector configured to eject a second material towards the platen to form support for portions of the object, at least one portion of the support having a body with at least one fluid path that connects at least one opening in the body to at least one other opening in the body, and a fluid source that connects to the at least one fluid path of the support to enable fluid to flow through the at least one fluid path to remove at least an inner portion of the support from the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: David A. Mantell, Andrew W. Hays, Linn C. Hoover, Ron E. Dufort, Erwin Ruiz, Patrick J. Howe
  • Patent number: 11313025
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a mask sheet and a pixel structure. The mask sheet includes a mask opening configured to manufacture a sub-pixel in a pixel opening of a display panel. An area of the mask opening is greater than an area of the pixel opening corresponding thereto. The pixel opening includes at least one curved edge with an inner concave surface, the mask opening includes at least one mask edge, and the at least one mask sheet is in one-to-one correspondence with the at least one curved edge. A curvature of each mask edge is less than a curvature of the curved edge corresponding thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS SEMICONDUCTOR DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhiqiao Liu
  • Patent number: 11311898
    Abstract: A device for the powder coating of objects includes a main body on which an electrode arrangement designed for producing a powder cloud is arranged and on which a metering device is arranged above the electrode arrangement and is designed for the controlled discharge of an amount of a powder onto the electrode arrangement. A powder coating installation is equipped with at least one such device for powder coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: QUICKCOATING GMBH
    Inventor: Botond Draskoczy
  • Patent number: 11311902
    Abstract: A viscous material wiping device wipes the viscous material attached to the tip of a spatula with a sheet. A sheet support jig has a groove recessed in the sheet facing surface, the groove includes a receiving portion and a wiping portion that are continuous in the groove extending direction, and the wiping portion has a groove width smaller than that of the receiving portion and substantially equal to the outer dimension of the tip of the spatula. A controller drives the moving mechanism to position the spatula on the opposite side of the sheet supporting jig with respect to the sheet in a posture that the spatula extends parallel to the groove extending direction and overlaps the groove when viewed in a normal direction of the sheet facing surface, and move the spatula in the normal direction so that the tip of the spatula is received in the receiving portion by pressing the sheet against the groove with the spatula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naohiro Otsuki, Satoshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11313237
    Abstract: A conforming coating mask is used with a turbine component having a plurality of cooling holes. The conforming coating mask includes at least two anchors; a plurality of radial mask strips integrally formed with and extending between each of the at least two anchors; and at least one coating mask securing insert. Each at least one coating mask securing insert integrally formed with a respective at least one radial mask strip; wherein the plurality of radial mask strips align with and cover the plurality of cooling holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey Clarence Jones, Zachary John Snider, Christopher Donald Porter, Brad Wilson VanTassel
  • Patent number: 11292021
    Abstract: An adjustable landscaping marking tool includes a strap having a hook disposed at a strap first end, a hook receiving ring disposed on an adjustable connector at a middle section, and at least one (1) marking device aperture disposed at a strap second end. The device is configured to permit a user to secure the hook about a vertical support structure. A marking means secured within a desired marking device aperture may then be used to circumscribe a mark on the ground surface around the vertical support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventor: Tim Cumblidge
  • Patent number: 11293099
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a semiconductor processing apparatus. The processing chamber includes a chamber body and lid defining an interior volume, a substrate support disposed in the interior volume and a showerhead assembly disposed between the lid and the substrate support. The showerhead assembly includes a faceplate configured to deliver a process gas to a processing region defined between the showerhead assembly and the substrate support and an underplate positioned above the faceplate, defining a first plenum between the lid and the underplate, the having multiple zones, wherein each zone has a plurality of openings that are configured to pass an amount of inert gas from the first plenum into a second plenum defined between the faceplate and the underplate, in fluid communication with the plurality of openings of each zone such that the inert gas mixes with the process gas before exiting the showerhead assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Amit Kumar Bansal, Juan Carlos Rocha-Alvarez, Sanjeev Baluja, Sam H. Kim, Tuan Anh Nguyen