With Work-handling Or Work-supporting Patents (Class 118/209)
  • Patent number: 9433968
    Abstract: A fluid applicator for applying a fluid to a surface protrusion. In one embodiment, an anticorrosion substance is applied to a structural fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Designetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig A Williams, Charles J Barnhart
  • Publication number: 20150016861
    Abstract: An automatic coloring device for moving coloring tool along a curve includes a guide-bar, a moving platform, a coloring tool, a first moving member and a second moving member. The moving platform is movably disposed on the guide-bar, and the coloring tool is disposed on the moving platform. The first moving member controls the guide-bar to move along a curve, and the second moving member controls the moving platform to move along the guide-bar. An axle center of the guide-bar penetrates the plane where the curve is disposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: Zong Jing Investment, Inc.
    Inventors: Charlene Hsueh-Ling Wong, John Chen, Chun-Liang Hsia
  • Patent number: 8888920
    Abstract: The present invention is an imprint system including an imprint unit transferring a transfer pattern to a coating film formed on a substrate using a template having the transfer pattern formed on a front surface thereof to form a predetermined pattern in the coating film, the imprint system including: a substrate carry-in/out station connected to the imprint unit, capable of keeping a plurality of the substrates, and carrying the substrate into/out of the imprint unit side; and a template carry-in/out station connected to the imprint unit, capable of keeping a plurality of the templates, and carrying the template into/out of the imprint unit side at a predetermined timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Shoichi Terada, Yoshio Kimura, Takahiro Kitano
  • Patent number: 8875654
    Abstract: The invention provides an apparatus for manufacturing a cylindrical member comprising a cylindrical core body having an outer peripheral surface with a releasing property, the apparatus comprising: a film-forming device that forms a resin film in a region at a central portion from both ends in the axial direction of the outer peripheral surface of the core body; a judging device that judges the deterioration of the releasing property of regions continuous from the region where the resin film is to be formed in the region at the inner side from both ends in the axial direction of the outer peripheral surface of the core body, before the resin film is formed by the film-forming device; and a control device that controls the film-forming device such that the resin film is formed by exposing regions with an undeteriorated releasing property on both ends in the axial direction of the outer peripheral surface of the core body, in accordance with the results of judgment by the judging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuji Hara, Arimichi Fukuda
  • Patent number: 8839737
    Abstract: A device and a method for coating a printing material include a foil engaged with a printing material on an impression cylinder using guide rollers. The foil and the printing material are guided together in an engagement area and a functional layer, such as glue or varnish, is dried, i.e. activated or polymerized, through the foil in the engagement area using a drier. The guide rollers are disengaged from the impression cylinder to avoid contact between the foil and grippers of the impression cylinder. To improve a detachment behavior of the foil from the functional layer, an angle of detachment between the foil and the sheet is varied by pivoting the guide rollers about an external geometrical pivot axis or an internal geometrical pivot axis, or at least assisting the disengagement of the foil from the impression cylinder by a change of a pneumatic condition of a foil-guiding element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Heidleberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventor: Alexander Weber
  • Publication number: 20140202381
    Abstract: The present invention relates to apparatus, devices and methods for conveying particulate material during the manufacture of patterns in layers, wherein powder is conveyed out of a reservoir into a spreader unit and, if applicable, excess powder fed to the spreader unit is again conveyed back into the reservoir and wherein this conveying takes place in a closed conveying circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventors: Ingo Ederer, Andreas Hartmann
  • Patent number: 8746165
    Abstract: There is provided a coating die for applying an insulation varnish around a wire conductor, comprising: a die body; and a die hole formed through the die body, the die hole including: an entry portion having an opening size monotonically decreasing along a conductor insertion direction; and a coating portion comprising a sub-portion having a constant opening size, in which: on an inner surface of the coating portion are provided at least four protrusions equally spaced in a circumferential direction of the inner surface, the protrusions projecting toward a center axis of the die hole; and each of the protrusions includes a portion with a height gradually increasing along the conductor insertion direction from a boundary between the entry portion and the coating portion. There can be formed an enameled wire having a thin and uniform insulation coating by using the invented coating die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Inventor: Masayoshi Goto
  • Publication number: 20140121597
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include apparatus and methods for coating medical devices. In an embodiment, the invention includes a coating apparatus including a coating application unit including a fluid applicator; a first rotation mechanism and a second rotation mechanism; and a controller, wherein the controller causes the first rotation mechanism and the second rotation mechanism to rotate a medical device at substantially the same speed, wherein the speed is greater than 500 rotations per minute. In an embodiment, the invention includes a method of coating a medical device including rotating a medical device with a rotation mechanism at a speed of greater than 500 rotations per minute; contacting the medical device with a fluid applicator; and applying a coating solution to the device. In an embodiment, the invention includes a medical device. In some embodiments a surface of a shaft of the device comprises high points and low points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: SurModics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph A. Chappa, Mark F. Carlson
  • Publication number: 20130186327
    Abstract: A stent coating apparatus for coating a stent includes a brush assembly, a stent support, and a dispensing mechanism. The brush assembly includes a plurality of fibers, and the stent support carries a stent at a position in which the stent is in contact with the fibers. The dispensing mechanism dispenses a coating composition to the plurality of fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc,
  • Patent number: 8449945
    Abstract: A coating method, which uses a coating apparatus including a rotatable tray having a recessed portion for accommodating a substrate and rotatable together with the substrate, a nozzle for supplying a coating liquid, and an applicator for spreading the coating liquid, includes the steps of placing a substrate into the recessed portion of the tray, positioning the nozzle over a non-recessed portion of the upper surface of the tray, supplying a coating liquid from the nozzle, and forming a coating liquid pool only on the non-recessed portion of the upper surface of the tray, moving the applicator in a horizontal direction while maintaining a certain distance with respect to the upper surface of the substrate for spreading the coating liquid of the coating liquid pool over the entire upper surface of the substrate, and releasing the substrate from the recessed portion of the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seiji Ohishi, Akihiko Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8393291
    Abstract: A liquid application apparatus includes a guide roll for guiding a sheet for application, and a slit die for applying a liquid to a surface of the sheet for application from an opening. The slit die has an upper layer flow path and a lower layer flow path spaced in the rotational direction of the guide roll and joining at the opening. In a cross section perpendicular to the axis of the guide roll, an angle ? formed by the center line of the upper layer flow path and the center line of the lower layer flow path is 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Kazutoshi Emoto, Kiyonori Hinoki, Masahiro Saegusa, Haruka Nishimura
  • Patent number: 8302650
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a device (1) for gluing the final edge (4a) of a log of band-shaped material (4), comprising a rolling plane (2) for feeding a log (3) that has at least a through opening (7) for the application of a glue (8) on the log (3) itself. The device comprises a blade (9) provided for the application of the glue (8) on the log (3). The application blade (9) is mobile between a first position, in which it is spaced from the opening (7), and a second position, in which it is disposed close to the through opening (7). The device (1) comprises a pressure container (10) for housing the glue (8) to be fed to the blade (9). The container (10) has a slot (12) facing towards, and close to an application edge (9a) of the blade (9) when the latter is in the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Gambini International S.A.
    Inventor: Giovanni Gambini
  • Publication number: 20120171381
    Abstract: A device for applying a sealing compound into a closure cap for containers comprising: an outer stamp (18) and a concentric inner stamp (14), the stamps being movable with respect to each other, an annular gap (26) between the stamps (14, 18), which is open towards the outside or the inside and of which at least one section is variable between an initial gap width and a gap width zero in the movement direction of the stamps in an axial relative movement of the stamps (14, 18), a feeding system for plasticized sealing compound within a stamp, which is connected to the annular gap (26), a mechanism that prevent any reflux of the melt from the annular gap, and adjustment mechanism for at least one of the stamps for changing the gap width of the annular gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: SAETA GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Thomas Haar
  • Publication number: 20120141682
    Abstract: A coating method, which uses a coating apparatus including a rotatable tray having a recessed portion for accommodating a substrate and rotatable together with the substrate, a nozzle for supplying a coating liquid, and an applicator for spreading the coating liquid, includes the steps of placing a substrate into the recessed portion of the tray, positioning the nozzle over a non-recessed portion of the upper surface of the tray, supplying a coating liquid from the nozzle, and forming a coating liquid pool only on the non-recessed portion of the upper surface of the tray, moving the applicator in a horizontal direction while maintaining a certain distance with respect to the upper surface of the substrate for spreading the coating liquid of the coating liquid pool over the entire upper surface of the substrate, and releasing the substrate from the recessed portion of the tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: TOKYO OHKA KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seiji OHISHI, Akihiko NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 8163332
    Abstract: An electrode manufacturing apparatus comprises a conveying section for conveying a current collector sheet having a plurality of through holes; a backup roll for guiding the conveyed current collector sheet; an applicator for supplying a coating liquid to the current collector sheet on the backup roll; and a nip roll for pressing a part of the current collector sheet where the coating liquid is not supplied yet from the applicator against the backup roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Kazutoshi Emoto, Katsuo Naoi, Kiyonori Hinoki, Masayoshi Hirano
  • Patent number: 8067058
    Abstract: The amount of a paint for forming a porous heat-resistant layer supplied to the outer surface of a gravure roll is adjusted by removing the paint with a blade that is disposed so as to contact the outer surface. A resin blade is used, and the position at which the resin blade contacts the outer surface of the gravure roll is changed as the resin blade wears away. This prevents the amount of the paint for forming the porous heat-resistant layer removed from the outer surface of the gravure roll from changing as the resin blade wears away, so that the excess amount of the paint carried on the outer surface of the gravure roll is removed with good accuracy. An almost constant amount of the paint is thus transferred to an electrode surface from the outer surface of the gravure roll, and a porous heat-resistant layer with an almost uniform thickness is stably formed on an industrial scale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuya Hayashi, Akira Motoi, Yasuhiko Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 8001925
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and system for loading drug onto a stent. The method comprises positioning at least one polymer coated stent on a mandrel, positioning a drug infused sheath onto the stent and diffusing drug from the sheath into the polymer coating of the stent. The system includes a drug coated mandrel and sheath positioned adjacent to and in contact with a polymer coated stent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventor: John Kantor
  • Publication number: 20110117266
    Abstract: A system for coating a medical device comprises a transfer web, a metering web. The webs are each advanced in a downstream direction toward a gap defined by the advancing webs. A coating solution applicator is configured to apply a coating solution at a staging area at a position upstream of the gap. A medical device retaining mechanism is positioned at a coating application area of the transfer web, at a position downstream from the gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2010
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Mark Marron, Michael Sean Owens, Mark Steven Smith, James Edward Lasch, Amod Shridhar Modak, Andy Dubel
  • Patent number: 7905194
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying a fluid to a convolutely wound roll of web substrate is disclosed. The apparatus provides for a fluid applicator having a manifold and a first surface. The fluid is fluidly displaceable from the manifold to the first surface through at least one opening disposed therein. The convolutely wound roll of web substrate is disposable upon the first surface. The fluid is fluidly displaced from the first surface to the convolutely wound roll of web substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Thomas Timothy Byrne, Thomas Edward Franklin
  • Publication number: 20100242839
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying a treatment liquid to a web moving in a predetermined web-travel direction has an applicator element having a surface extending transverse to the direction and positioned to contact the moving web. The liquid is applied to the surface such that the liquid is transferred to the moving web where the moving web contacts the surface. A shield directly engages a portion of the surface between the web and the surface so that where the shield extends between the moving web and the surface there is generally no transfer of the liquid from the surface to the moving web. Formations on the shield conduct the liquid away from edges of the shield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventors: Thomas FETT, Sebastian Sommer, Heiner Schulze-Uphoff, Walter Kuehn, Michael Nitschke
  • Publication number: 20090317537
    Abstract: A system and method for coating an endoprosthesis involves an applicator capable of delivering a coating substance to the endoprosthesis without spraying. The applicator may have a tube or die through which a coating substance is moved upwards by capillary action or by means of a pump so as to form an accumulation of the coating substance at an upper portion of the applicator. The endoprosthesis can be lowered onto the accumulation, then axially translated or rotated in order to transfer the coating substance to selected portions of the endoprosthesis. The applicator is lowered and/or the endoprosthesis is raised in order to form gaps in the coating. Selective coating of abluminal or luminal surface of the endoprosthesis may also be performed by allowing the surface to skip on a liquid surface of a pool of the coating substance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2008
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Inventor: Anthony S. Andreacchi
  • Publication number: 20090255623
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying adhesive to labels includes an adhesive transfer device having an adhesive receiving surface that receives adhesive from an adhesive applicator at a first location and moves the adhesive to a second location proximate a label supporting device for transferring the adhesive to a label supported on the label supporting device. In one embodiment, the adhesive transfer device may be adapted to receive labels from the label supporting device and to carry the labels to a third location for transfer of the labels to respective containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2008
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Applicant: NORDSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jorg-Olaf Bagung, Olivier Huss, Hubert Kufner
  • Publication number: 20090011202
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a metal part. Said method comprises the steps of supplying a strand of metal material and applying a coating from a fluxing agent composition to a surface of the strand of material by means of an application device (1), said fluxing agent composition being applied to only a defined portion of the surface of the strand of material by means of the application device (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2007
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Inventors: Peter Englert, Bernd Grunenwald, Matthias Turpe
  • Patent number: 7449067
    Abstract: A method for filling vias, and in particular initially blind vias, in a wafer, and various apparatus for performing the method, comprising evacuating air from the vias; trapping at least a portion of the wafer and a paste for filling the vias between two surfaces; and pressurizing the paste to fill the vias.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul S. Andry, Jon A. Casey, Raymond R. Horton, Chiraq S. Patel, Edmund J. Sprogis, Brian R. Sundlof
  • Publication number: 20080246271
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sealing liquid for sealing mailpieces containing water and a penetration agent, to the uses thereof and to letter-closing devices and franking machines containing such a sealing liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2007
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Inventors: Thomas Gerhardt, Wolfgang Muhl
  • Patent number: 7425244
    Abstract: A moistening device that significantly reduces any loss of contact between the applicator and envelope flap regardless of the thickness of the mail piece or size of the flap, thereby ensuring sufficient wetting of the glue line on the envelope flap with moistening fluid, is provided. A deflection device is added to a portion of the support to which the applicator is secured. The deflection device is located and sized to exert a force on the applicator, causing the applicator to form into a shape that more closely matches the shape of an envelope flap being processed, while also allowing the applicator to flex slightly in multiple directions. This results in little to no loss of contact between the applicator and glue line on the envelope flap, thereby allowing sufficient moistening fluid to be transferred from the applicator to the glue line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2008
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Inventors: Jason P Paradis, Peter T Collings, Chipping Sye, Jihad Abdul-Rahiim
  • Publication number: 20070295270
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying a fluid to a convolutely wound roll of web substrate is disclosed. The apparatus provides for a fluid applicator having a manifold and a first surface. The fluid is fluidly displaceable from the manifold to the first surface through at least one opening disposed therein. The convolutely wound roll of web substrate is disposable upon the first surface. The fluid is fluidly displaced from the first surface to the convolutely wound roll of web substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2006
    Publication date: December 27, 2007
    Inventors: Thomas Timothy Byrne, Thomas Edward Franklin
  • Patent number: 7033440
    Abstract: An adhesive application device, preferably in a tube extruding machine, for transferring adhesive to a sizing roller using an adhesive transfer roller that is mounted with bearings in lever arms so that it can rotate. The adhesive transfer roller can be moved toward and away from the sizing roller using the lever arms which are mounted so that they can rotate in the machine frame. The bearings, with which the adhesive transfer roller is mounted in the lever arms are accessible from the outside of the machine frame side walls so that the bearings can be replaced without removing the transfer roller from its position between the side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Windmoeller & Hoelscher KG
    Inventor: Peter Sieweke
  • Patent number: 7014712
    Abstract: An adhesive layer is provided on a base material in the shape of an elongated film, powder particles are adhered thereon, and then other powder particles and media vibrated in a container are contacted with this adhesive layer. Next, the powder particles are embedded on the surface of the adhesive layer as a monolayer in which part of the powder particle protrudes, so as to form a laminate, and excess powder particles adhered to the laminate are removed. Therefore, a monolayer powder film, consisting of many powder particles embedded as a monolayer so that part thereof protrudes, is produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Tomoegawa Paper Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiro Sano, Kensaku Higashi
  • Publication number: 20040237885
    Abstract: A device (510) for the direct or indirect application of liquid or pasty application medium (516) by means of an applicator unit (512) to a material web (520), in particular of paper or board, comprises a device (570) upstream of the applicator unit (512) in the running direction (L) of the substrate (U) in order to attenuate the air boundary layer (G) carried along by the substrate (U). The attenuation device can in this case comprise a sealing element (570) which is pressed in a sealing manner against the substrate (U) and rolls on the latter substantially without slippage, and/or can comprise an electrode arrangement and/or can comprise an ultrasound source and/or can comprise a resilient diaphragm element acting without contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2004
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Applicant: Voith Paper Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Bernert Richard, Mendez-Gallon Benjamin, Ueberschar Manfred
  • Patent number: 6802903
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided for applying adhesive to an outer circumference of a section of tubing. The apparatus includes opposed grippers with concave adhesive transfer areas that can be moved into surrounding relationship with the tubing. Adhesive dispensing passages communicate with the adhesive transfer areas for delivering adhesive to the tubing. Counterbores are at opposed ends of the adhesive transfer areas and communicate with a vacuum source for removing excess adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Brian Barber, John Young
  • Publication number: 20040194695
    Abstract: A resin coated carrier fabrication method and the related apparatus in which a metered material feeder is controlled to apply a bonding agent to the periphery of a continuously rotated material-transferring cylinder subject to a predetermined thickness and simultaneously a tape of carrier is extended over an impression cylinder, and then a driving mechanism is controlled to adjust the gap between the material-transferring cylinder and the impression cylinder for enabling the bonding agent to be transferred to the tape of carrier, leaving a blank area around the applied layer of bonding agent on the tape of carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2004
    Publication date: October 7, 2004
    Applicant: ULTRATERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ching-I Yu, Lang-Ching Chih, Kang-Tsun Liu, Kung-Ming Yen
  • Patent number: 6772937
    Abstract: By using an application unit having: a storage chamber for a viscous material; a discharge hole, for the viscous material, provided so as to communicate with the storage chamber, where a viscous-material feeding device for feeding the viscous material to the storage chamber is coupled to the application unit; and a discharge-pressure adjusting device for imparting a discharge pressure to the viscous material stored in the storage chamber, a screen mask having openings corresponding to the application object or the application object itself and the discharge hole of the application unit are brought into contact with each other, either the application unit and the screen mask or the application unit and the application object are moved relative to each other while the discharge pressure is imparted to the viscous material in the storage chamber, and the viscous material is applied onto the application object while the storage chamber is replenished at all times with the viscous material by the viscous-material
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshinori Mimura, Hiroaki Onishi, Hiroshi Yamauchi, Toshiaki Yamauchi, Jun Shirai, Yoshiyuki Nagai, Muneyoshi Fujiwara
  • Publication number: 20040074439
    Abstract: A system and method for applying adhesive to at least a first end of a rod-shaped member, such as a cotton swab stick includes a carrier, an adhesive applicator, and a rotator device. The carrier conveys the rod-shaped member or stick in a machine direction and also allows rotation of the rod-shaped member about its longitudinal axis. The adhesive applicator includes an application surface positioned to engage the first end of the rod-shaped member. The application surface includes at least one discharge passage for applying adhesive to the first end of the rod-shaped member. The rotator device rotates the rod relative to the application surface and about its longitudinal axis as the rod-shaped member is conveyed along the application surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2002
    Publication date: April 22, 2004
    Applicant: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Wesley C. Fort, James Keough, Leslie J. Varga
  • Publication number: 20040060507
    Abstract: On a mobile rest plane, the following operate: a matrix-bearing cylinder, rotatable about an axis thereof, and at least a doctor predisposed to operate contactingly with an external surface of the matrix-bearing cylinder. A supply of glaze is directed into a chamber delimited between the doctor and a portion of external cylindrical surface of the cylinder facing the doctor, at a position in which the doctor and the surface are in contact, via a flexible conduit terminating at a discharge end thereof which is positioned superiorly of the chamber and which is commanded to perform an alternating motion. The flexible conduit is supported by an articulated chain which is commanded to slide axially in two directions along a guide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2003
    Publication date: April 1, 2004
    Applicant: SYFAL S.P.A.
    Inventor: Franco Stefani
  • Publication number: 20040047991
    Abstract: A resin coated carrier fabrication method and the related apparatus in which a metered material feeder is controlled to apply a bonding agent to the periphery of a continuously rotated material-transferring cylinder subject to a predetermined thickness and simultaneously a tape of carrier is extended over an impression cylinder, and then a driving mechanism is controlled to adjust the gap between the material-transferring cylinder and the impression cylinder for enabling the bonding agent to be transferred to the tape of carrier, leaving a blank area around the applied layer of bonding agent on the tape of carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2002
    Publication date: March 11, 2004
    Applicant: S & S Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Ching-I Yu, Lang-Ching Chih, Kang-Tsun Liu, Kung-Ming Yen
  • Publication number: 20030143315
    Abstract: Methods and systems for coating at least a portion of a medical device (e.g., a stent structure) include providing a plurality of coating particles (e.g., monodisperse coating particles) in a defined volume. For example, the particles may be provided using one or more nozzle structures, wherein each nozzle structure includes at least one opening terminating at a dispensing end. The plurality of coating particles may be provided in the defined volume by dispensing a plurality of microdroplets having an electrical charge associated therewith from the dispensing ends of the one or more nozzle structures through use of a nonuniform electrical field between the dispensing ends and the medical device. Electrical charge is concentrated on the particle as the microdroplet evaporates. With a plurality of coating particles provided in the defined volume, such particles can be moved towards at least one surface of the medical device to form a coating thereon (e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2002
    Publication date: July 31, 2003
    Inventors: David Y.H. Pui, Da-Ren Chen
  • Publication number: 20030121470
    Abstract: A paste application apparatus capable of evenly applying a paste to each of the front portion and the rear portion of the target for coating with a simple operation is provided. The paste application apparatus includes a setting device for setting the velocity difference between the movement velocity of a target for coating and that of a paste layer during application of the paste in order to evenly apply a paste to the front portion and the rear portion, wherein the paste layer having a constant layer thickness on a substrate surface moves along an arc-shaped path, when viewed from the side, the target for coating moves along the tangential direction of the arc-shaped path at a constant velocity while being immersed until a predetermined depth relative to the paste layer, and thereby the paste is applied to the target for coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2002
    Publication date: July 3, 2003
    Applicant: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Motoyuki Okeshi, Tetsuya Mori
  • Publication number: 20030113456
    Abstract: A bar coating apparatus includes a coating bar for contacting an object to be coated, which object is conveyed in a constant direction, so as to apply a coating solution to and remove excess coating solution from the object to be coated, a weir member for forming a bead of the coating solution between the object to be coated and the coating bar, the weir member being disposed upstream of the coating bar in a direction in which the object to be coated is conveyed, a pressing member for pressing the object to be coated from a side thereof opposite from the coating bar, the pressing member being disposed near the coating bar; and a moving device for moving the pressing member in a thickness direction of the object to be coated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2002
    Publication date: June 19, 2003
    Applicant: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuki Ichikawa, Go Nishino, Nobuyoshi Kaneko
  • Publication number: 20030066480
    Abstract: A disc painting machine includes one or more holder devices supported on rotary platform and a rotary board and each having a plate for supporting the discs to be painted. The plates each has a number of orifices for vacuuming purposes and for firmly drawing the disc on the plate. One or more sealing rings are engaged between the plate and the discs for making an air tight seal between the plate and the disc and for allowing the disc to be firmly and solidly drawn and secured on the holder device, and for allowing the discs to be effectively and precisely painted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2001
    Publication date: April 10, 2003
    Inventor: Jen Show Hsieh
  • Publication number: 20030054113
    Abstract: The invention provides a coating implement for applying a nonvolatile liquid for protection treatment, which does not dissolve a coloring material, to a recorded product which is provided with a porous layer as an ink-receiving layer on the surface of a substrate, and on which an image has been formed with the coloring material adsorbed on at least the porous layer, thereby protecting the image, wherein a coating surface for applying the liquid to the porous layer having the image is supported by a supporting member, and the coating surface can hold the liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2002
    Publication date: March 20, 2003
    Applicant: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Suzuki, Masanori Takenouchi, Takao Yamamoto, Takayuki Ishikawa
  • Publication number: 20030037725
    Abstract: A glue applicator for a web winding apparatus applies a longitudinal stripe of glue to an elongated core. The stripe of glue may be applied by an elongated wire or bar, by a rotating roller, or by a sprayer. The glued core is moved by a core inserter into position for insertion into the winding apparatus so that the stripe of glue is upstream of the web and in position to contact the web at the start of a new winding cycle. A web pinch pad on the core inserter contacts the web and severs the web at the start of the winding cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2002
    Publication date: February 27, 2003
    Inventors: Thomas J. Daul, Steve J. Jansen, Robert W. Zeratsky
  • Publication number: 20030021899
    Abstract: A method of providing a paint coat of an organic polymeric paint composition (7) on a surface of a moving substrate (4), comprises establishing a quantity (6) of the paint composition, in a high solids form at a temperature such that it is spreadable, in a nip defined by the substrate surface and a smoothing roll (3) to enable paint from the established quantity to pass through the nip as a paint layer on the substrate surface, wherein the smoothing roll has a surface roughness coefficient (Ra) of no more than 1.5, and wherein the maximum surface speed of the smoothing roll expressed as a percentage of the substrate speed bears a linear relationship to the substrate speed, such that the surface speed of the smoothing roll is no more than 1.2 percent of the substrate speed at an exemplary low substrate speed of 15 meters per minute and no more than 12 percent of the substrate speed at an exemplary substrate speed of 150 meters per minute.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2002
    Publication date: January 30, 2003
    Inventor: Udo Wolfgang Buecher
  • Publication number: 20020172772
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved doctor blade and bedplate apparatus wherein there is a recess in the bedplate from some position upstream of the doctor blade to some position downstream of the doctor blade. This recess or gap in the area of the bedplate under the doctor blade allows one to form an even or uniform coating on the back of a web of material. This is particularly helpful in forming uniform coatings on the back of a greige good which has face fibers of varying lengths. The present invention also relates to an improved process for preparing a relatively uniform coating on the back of a web of material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2001
    Publication date: November 21, 2002
    Inventor: Jeffrey L. Robbins
  • Publication number: 20020136838
    Abstract: A coating apparatus and coating method include a device for conveying an object to be coated; a coating device which is disposed in a vicinity of a conveyed surface of the object, and which discharges a coating liquid, and which forms a bridge of the liquid between the device and the object which is conveyed by the device for conveying an object to be coated, and which coats the liquid on at least one surface of the object; and a gas stream blowing device which, immediately after starting of coating, blows out a gas from a direction substantially opposite to a object conveying direction, toward a portion of the object where coating starts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2002
    Publication date: September 26, 2002
    Applicant: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shin Kanke
  • Publication number: 20020129766
    Abstract: Methods of high speed coating a pigment-containing liquid coating material onto a substrate so as to avoid visible pigment separation in the coating material in its as coated state. In the method, a pigment-containing liquid coating material is applied to a substrate, while the substrate is moving at a high line speed of at least about 15.24 m/min., to form a coated layer. The coating material is applied to the substrate along a substantially straight, dynamic wetting line where the coating material first contacts the moving substrate. The coating material is of the type that will exhibit visible pigment separation on its interface surface when the coating material is coated onto the fast moving substrate, without the use of a substantially straight wetting line. The wetting line is substantially straight when a significant amount of visible pigment separation does not occur at the chosen high line speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2001
    Publication date: September 19, 2002
    Inventors: Mikhail L. Pekurovsky, Shannon D. Sharp, Paul J. Toftness, Ian D. Gates, James A. Smart
  • Patent number: 6444032
    Abstract: A carriage for supporting a component to be coated includes a support assembly and a plurality of coupling means to releasably secure the component to the support assembly. A plurality of motion devices mounted on the support assembly provides for predetermined movement of the component during an application of a coating layer to the component while supported by the support assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2002
    Inventor: Brad Bamford
  • Publication number: 20020119343
    Abstract: The present invention relates to articles, having an extended useful life, which are used in contact with high temperature molten aluminum or molten zinc baths. One aspect of the invention encompasses articles, such as bearings, bushings, couplings or rollers, used in contact with molten aluminum or molten zinc which is coated with a high density coating consisting of a metal selected from Groups Vb, VIb, or VIb metals (preferably molybdenum or tungsten), in pure or alloyed form. These coatings generally have a thickness of from about 0.06 to about 0.30 inch. Another aspect of the present invention encompasses a roll for guiding steel strip through a high temperature aluminizing bath, which utilizes a multi-layer structure, the first primer layer being a Group Vb, VIb or VIIb metal, preferably tungsten or molybdenum (in pure or alloyed form), the second layer comprising MCrAlY in which M is either nickel or cobalt, and the third layer comprising a refractory metal oxide of Al, Zr, Si or Cr.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2001
    Publication date: August 29, 2002
    Inventor: Robert K. Betts
  • Publication number: 20020117107
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a continuous ceramic composite plating method for long doctor base materials which comprises a degreasing step, rinsing step, acid immersion step, rinsing step, electroless ceramic composite nickel plating step, plating solution collection step, rinsing step, and drying step between a first step of supplying continuously one or a plurality of long doctor blade base materials held on one or a plurality of material reels spirally while the blade surfaces are maintained in a horizontal direction with respect to the surface of a solution and a predetermined interval therebetween is maintained and a final step of taking up continuously the one or plurality of blade base materials on a plurality of corresponding take-up reels while the one or plurality of blade base materials are cramped by a plurality of pinch rolls, as well as to an apparatus therefor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2002
    Publication date: August 29, 2002
    Applicant: NIHON NEW CHROME CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mitsuru Kaneko
  • Publication number: 20020112663
    Abstract: A method of generating bound documents includes the step of conveying sheets of a print medium through a printing station. A printing process is carried out on the sheets in the printing station. The sheets are conveyed through an adhesive application station. Adhesive is applied to each sheet proximate an edge of each sheet in the adhesive application station. A predetermined number of the sheets are stacked together at a stacking station, so that respective strips of adhesive are aligned with each other. A binding operation is performed on said predetermined number of sheets so that said predetermined number of sheets are bound together to define a document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2002
    Publication date: August 22, 2002
    Inventor: Kia Silverbrook