Patents by Inventor John Joseph Volpe, Jr.

John Joseph Volpe, Jr. has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 6267818
    Abstract: An applicator assembly is provided for depositing various kinds of viscous, spreadable media onto workpieces, such as circuit boards and metal and ceramic substrates, and includes a blade structure having a metal blade portion and a plastic blade portion joined together along one of their respective longitudinal edges. The blade structure is removably attachable to a blade holder and is reversible so that the metal blade can be secured to the blade holder which is mounted to a screen and stencil printer, thus exposing the plastic blade portion for use in screen and stencil printing operations. Alternatively, the blade structure can be secured to the blade holder thereby exposing the metal blade portion for use in screen and stencil printing operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2001
    Assignee: JNJ Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: John Joseph Volpe, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5660632
    Abstract: An apparatus for spreading and depositing a viscous liquid or paste-like material on a substrate includes a housing removably insertable into a diamond- or square-shaped squeegee blade holder, the blade holder itself mounted to a squeegee head assembly of a screen or stencil printer. The squeegee head assembly is driven in a linear direction over and above the substrate, dragging the blade over the substrate and forcing deposition of the material onto the substrate. The housing includes a pair of oppositely-disposed locking clamps that attach to both ends of the housing. A shaft having a blade secured thereto is disposed through the channels of the clamps and within a groove of the housing, and the shaft is rotatable within the housing and the locking clamps so that the angle of attack between the blade and substrate can be selectively adjusted and, once the appropriate angle of application is selected, the blade is fixed in position by tightening the clamps against the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 26, 1997
    Assignee: JNJ Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: John Joseph Volpe, Jr., John Joseph Volpe, III, Gail Kathryn Howe, Robert Jeffrey Enterkin