Patents by Inventor Lieven Wulteputte

Lieven Wulteputte 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: 8389062
    Abstract: A system and method for spray gun or nozzle control wherein the spray gun liquid discharge pattern is dynamically varied to correspond to the dimensions of a moving target object or a portion of the moving target. The spray gun includes inputs for fan air, atomizing air, and liquid, as well as cylinder air. Upon detection of a target object approaching, such as on a conveyor belt, the fan air pressure, atomizing air pressure, liquid pressure, and cylinder air pressure are varied according to predefined or contemporaneously generated curves to provide a spray pattern that corresponds to the shape of the target object or portion of the target object, thus minimizing waste and inefficiency due to overspray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Spraying Systems Co.
    Inventor: Lieven Wulteputte
  • Publication number: 20110246322
    Abstract: A system and method for integrating sales personnel and engineering staff in an organization includes automatically generating design specifications for a proposed system by displaying a predetermined sequence of inquiries tailored to known design parameters. In response to the inquiries, the system and method generates required design specifications and other materials, including a pricing quotation, for the designed system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: Spraying Systems Co.
    Inventors: Lieven Wulteputte, Dirk Vanden Berghe, Ken Meyfroodt, Edwin De Bock
  • Publication number: 20070210182
    Abstract: A spraying device that sprays of a mixture of fluids is monitored to determine whether it is functioning properly. The spraying device has inlets for at least two fluids, such as water and air, and a mixing chamber in which the fluids are mixed. A mixture pressure sensor is mounted on the spraying device to detect the pressure of the mixture. The input pressures of the fluids entering the spraying device are also measured. A formula having left- and right-hand sides is provided for describing a relationship between the actual mixture pressure and the actual pressures of the first and second fluids. Based on the relationship provided by the formula, a comparison process is used to determine whether the spraying device is functioning properly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2007
    Publication date: September 13, 2007
    Applicant: Spraying Systems Co.
    Inventors: Lieven Wulteputte, Herman Ramon, Jan Anthonis, Bart De Ketelaere
  • Publication number: 20060287932
    Abstract: A system and method for integrating sales personnel and engineering staff in an organization includes automatically generating design specifications for a proposed system by displaying a predetermined sequence of inquiries tailored to known design parameters. In response to the inquiries, the system and method generates required design specifications and other materials, including a pricing quotation, for the designed system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2005
    Publication date: December 21, 2006
    Applicant: Spraying systems Co.
    Inventors: Lieven Wulteputte, Dirk Berghe, Ken Meyfroodt, Edwin De Bock
  • Publication number: 20060257581
    Abstract: A system and method for spray gun or nozzle control wherein the spray gun liquid discharge pattern is dynamically varied to correspond to the dimensions of a moving target object or a portion of the moving target. The spray gun includes inputs for fan air, atomizing air, and liquid, as well as cylinder air. Upon detection of a target object approaching, such as on a conveyor belt, the fan air pressure, atomizing air pressure, liquid pressure, and cylinder air pressure are varied according to predefined or contemporaneously generated curves to provide a spray pattern that corresponds to the shape of the target object or portion of the target object, thus minimizing waste and inefficiency due to overspray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2005
    Publication date: November 16, 2006
    Applicant: Spraying Systems Co.
    Inventor: Lieven Wulteputte
  • Patent number: 7134610
    Abstract: A control system for monitoring the performance of one or more spray nozzles measures variables such as liquid flow rate and liquid pressure of spray being delivered to the spray nozzles and provides a sensing signal when the difference, at a given liquid pressure, between a calculated liquid flow rate and an actual liquid flow rate exceeds an error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Assignee: Spraying Systems Co.
    Inventor: Lieven Wulteputte
  • Publication number: 20060237556
    Abstract: A spraying device that sprays of a mixture of fluids is monitored to determine whether it is functioning properly. The spraying device has inlets for at least two fluids, such as water and air, and a mixing chamber in which the fluids are mixed. A mixture pressure sensor is mounted on the spraying device to detect the pressure of the mixture. The input pressures of the fluids entering the spraying device are also measured. The measured input pressures of the fluids are used to calculate a predicted mixture pressure based on an empirical formula, which has parameters that can be derived when the spraying device is installed in its operating position. The calculated pressure value and the measured actual mixture pressure are then used in a comparison process to determine whether or not the spraying device is functioning properly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2005
    Publication date: October 26, 2006
    Applicant: Spraying Systems Co.
    Inventors: Lieven Wulteputte, Herman Ramon, Jan Anthonis, Bart De Ketelaere
  • Patent number: 7125007
    Abstract: A control system for adjusting the desired air pressure provided to one or more spray nozzles disposed to receive liquid and compressed air adjusts the amount of compressed air supplied to the spray nozzle based on various sensed operating parameters of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Assignee: Spraying Systems Co.
    Inventor: Lieven Wulteputte
  • Publication number: 20050011281
    Abstract: A control system for monitoring the performance of one or more spray nozzles measures variables such as total liquid flow rate and liquid pressure of spray being delivered to the spray nozzles and provides a sensing signal when the difference, at a given liquid pressure, between a calculated liquid flow rate and an actual liquid flow rate exceeds an error.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2003
    Publication date: January 20, 2005
    Applicant: Spraying Systems Co.
    Inventor: Lieven Wulteputte
  • Publication number: 20040262787
    Abstract: A control system for adjusting the desired air pressure provided to one or more spray nozzles disposed to receive liquid and compressed air adjusts the amount of compressed air supplied to the spray nozzle based on various sensed operating parameters of the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2003
    Publication date: December 30, 2004
    Applicant: Spraying Systems Co.
    Inventor: Lieven Wulteputte
  • Publication number: 20040262428
    Abstract: A control system for monitoring the performance of one or more spray nozzles measures variables such as liquid flow rate and liquid pressure of spray being delivered to the spray nozzles and provides a sensing signal when the difference, at a given liquid pressure, between a calculated liquid flow rate and an actual liquid flow rate exceeds an error.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2003
    Publication date: December 30, 2004
    Applicant: Spraying Systems Co.
    Inventor: Lieven Wulteputte