Plural Applicators Or Plural-applying Surfaces On Single Applicator Patents (Class 118/216)
  • Patent number: 9730468
    Abstract: A smoking article includes a sheet material including a fibrous layer formed of cellulosic fibers and at least 50% by weight of inorganic filler material having a particle size in range of from 0.1 microns and 50 microns, wherein the sheet material has a tensile strength of at least 900 N/m. The fibrous layer includes a binder material, such as an organic binder material. The organic binder material can be a cellulosic binder material. A coating layer may be provided on at least one side of the fibrous layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Laurent Poget, Alexandre Malgat, Christoph Sorg, Andreas Hofenauer, David Croll, Rolf Gericke
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8701589
    Abstract: A tire dressing applicator comprises a support and one or more foam plastic elements mounted on the support so as to contact a tire sidewall and transfer dressing onto the tire sidewall. A distribution system drips or drizzles dressing onto the element(s) after which it is spread over and into the element(s) surface. The elements can be toroidal or rectangular and have anti-distortion pins embedded therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Belanger, Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Tognetti, Mark D. Morin, Michael J. Belanger, Barry S. Turner
  • Patent number: 8074595
    Abstract: A method of providing an extruded tire tread (T) with anti-static properties. In this method, a pin (10) is coated with an electrically conductive material (M). The coated pin (10) pierces the tire tread (T) to form an opening (12) of the desired depth and then is withdrawn. During withdrawal of the pin (10), the material (M) remains in the pierced opening (12) so that a conductive body (14) is formed in the tire tread (T). The pin (10) can then be re-coated with the material (M) and the cycle repeated to produce a plurality of conductive bodies (14) in the tire tread (T).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC
    Inventor: William G. Campbell
  • Publication number: 20110061589
    Abstract: A liquid application apparatus applies a liquid to an objective region. The apparatus includes a trap having an opening from which the liquid linearly appears, a feeder to feed the liquid to the trap, and an operation unit to position the trap on the objective region and bring the linearly appeared liquid at the trap into contact with the objective region, thereby linearly applying the liquid to the objective region. The apparatus is capable of linearly applying the liquid in a uniform thickness to the objective region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicant: NHK SPRING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Ando, Eijiro Furuta
  • Patent number: 7891312
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for producing a regular film of foodstuff, comprising a first roll on to which foodstuff is applied in fluid or plastic form, and an independent second roll spaced from the first by a distance t1 on to which a film of foodstuff of thickness t1 is applied by means of the first roll. Also apparatus and method for producing a layered foodstuff produce additionally comprising a doctor blade on the second roll and a rotary former including a number of cavities in which the foodstuff is collected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Mars (UK) Limited
    Inventors: Peter Clarke, Will Taylor, Sergey Vodvud, Allen Donnelly
  • Patent number: 7823536
    Abstract: An automatic waxing apparatus and a method thereof are provided. The automatic waxing apparatus includes a movable door-shaped module, at least a waxing module and a controlling module. The movable door-shaped module includes a door-shaped structure capable of moving with respect to the vehicle. The waxing module disposed on the door-shaped structure includes a wax-supplying unit and a wax-polishing unit. The controlling module is coupled to the door-shaped structure, the wax-supplying unit and the wax-polishing unit. The controlling module, according to the information of the vehicle, determines a moving path of the door-shaped structure, a waxing path of the wax-supplying unit, and a polishing path of the wax-polishing unit with respect to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Hung-Chiao Cheng, Chia-Ming Liu, Ma-Tien Yang, Buh-Shiuh Teng
  • Patent number: 7767271
    Abstract: A method for producing a metallized image on a sheet material includes impregnating the material with a metal salts-containing solution and exposing the specified material points to a pulse laser radiation. The interaction of the pulses with the solution within a laser spot irritates a photochemical reaction resulting in a metal ion reduction into the elementary state thereof by associating the required number of electrons and deposition of metallic film which is firmly fixed to the filler of the sheet material in the laser spot area on the material surface. In case of sufficient laser radiation power, a recess is formed on the sheet material surface, and the metallic film is deposited on the bottom of the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Inventors: Sergei Nikolaevich Maximovsky, Grigory Avramovich Radutsky
  • Patent number: 7727598
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods, processes, and systems for roll coating portions of a workpiece as well as to workpieces that have themselves been roll coated in accord with the invention. Under these methods and processes of the invention, one of a roller and/or the workpiece may be moved longitudinally to apply coating to a target surface of a workpiece. In some embodiments, a plurality of rollers may be used and supported by arms. Still further, in accord with the embodiments of the present invention, a dispensing member may be provided to fluidly connect the roller with a reservoir. In still other embodiments, the workpiece may be an implantable medical device and the coating may include a therapeutic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony O'Brien, Aiden Flanagan
  • Patent number: 7610873
    Abstract: A method of providing an extruded tire tread (T) with anti-static properties. In this method, a pin (10) is coated with an electrically conductive material (M). The coated pin (10) pierces the tire tread (T) to form an opening (12) of the desired depth and then is withdrawn. During withdrawal of the pin (10), the material (M) remains in the pierced opening (12) so that a conductive body (14) is formed in the tire tread (T). The pin (10) can then be re-coated with the material (M) and the cycle repeated to produce a plurality of conductive bodies (14) in the tire tread (T).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Inventor: William G. Campbell
  • Patent number: 7527691
    Abstract: Provided is a coating apparatus for coating with coating liquid a surface of a strip-shaped body carried in a fixed direction includes, a primary bar extending along a width direction of a carrying plane, which is a carrying path of the strip-shaped body, a secondary bar extending in parallel with and on the downstream side of the primary bar, and a between-bars liquid reservoir disposed between the primary and secondary bars for storing the coating liquid therein at the time of coating. Conditions are set so that relationship W2<W1 is formed between a coating amount W1 of the coating liquid at the primary bar and a coating amount W2 of the coating liquid after the strip-shaped body has passed through the secondary bar. A coating apparatus is also provided, in which the secondary bar contacts the strip-shaped body before the primary bar at the time of starting coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hiromu Ando, Shin Kanke
  • Publication number: 20090032492
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and apparatus for wet-chemical processes (cleaning, etching, stripping, coating, dehydration) in a continuous method for flat, thin and fracture-sensitive substrates, the substrate transport and the wet process being effected by media-absorbing rollers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2008
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Applicant: ACP - ADVANCED CLEAN PRODUCTION GMBH
    Inventor: Horst Kunze-Concewitz
  • Publication number: 20080268144
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for applying various different coating on surfaces including but not limited to roadways, parking lots, bridge decks, airport runways, offshore heliports and workboat walkways. Preferably, an applicator is provided that allows numerous different coatings to be applied to a surface. The coatings may be protective, decorative, non-skid and/or reflective in nature. Preferably, the applicator allows for the dispensing of two or more materials in at least two different manners (e.g., (i) two or more materials simultaneously applied to the surface to be coated; and, (ii) one material applied followed by application of one or more additional materials). Preferably, the applicator is lightweight and compact so that a single individual can carry the applicator while applying a coating to a surface to be coated. This allows the applicator to be used to coat surfaces in constricted areas including but not limited to workboat walkways.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Inventor: Jack H. Wilson
  • Patent number: 7384437
    Abstract: The invention provides a method and apparatus for making an abrasive product comprising providing a substantially horizontally deployed flexible backing having a first surface bearing an at least partially cured primer coating and an opposite second surface; providing a dry flowable particle mixture comprising abrasive particles and particulate curable binder material; depositing a temporary layer comprising said particle mixture on the at least partially cured primer coating of the first surface of the backing; softening said particulate curable binder material to provide adhesion between adjacent abrasive particles; embossing the layer comprising softened particulate curable binder material and abrasive particles to provide a pattern of raised areas and depressed areas and curing the softened particulate curable binder material to convert the embossed layer into a permanent embossed layer comprised of cured particulate binder material and abrasive particles and cure the at least partially cured primer coati
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Dennis G. Welygan, Jason A. Chesley, Louis S. Moren
  • Patent number: 7247176
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method adapted for shielding and removing fine particles for a portable camera module generated during a portable camera module fabricating process. The portable camera module includes an image sensor and an infrared ray filter. The apparatus includes a tape attaching device for attaching a surface protective tape on a surface of the infrared ray filter so as to prevent fine particles from being attached to the surface of the infrared ray filter, and a tape detaching device movably installed above the surface protective tape in order to detach the surface protective tape having fine particles shielded from the surface of the infrared ray filter. The fine particles are attached to the surface protective tape, which remains shielding the surface of the infrared ray filter during the holder attaching, primary heat treatment, secondary heat treatment, and under filling processes are subsequently carried out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun-Ju Lee, Yeong-Seop Lee, Do-Hyung Lee, Sang-Ho Kim
  • Patent number: 7036920
    Abstract: A system for applying a liquid to a support surface in an imaging apparatus comprises an application surface that applies liquid to the support surface; and a filter positioned in relation t the application surface such that liquid removed from the support surface passes through the filter to the application surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Gerard H. Rousseau, Kelly A. Kessler, Barry D. Reeves, Timothy L. Crawford
  • Patent number: 6969412
    Abstract: The invention provides a method and apparatus for making an abrasive product comprising providing a substantially horizontally deployed flexible backing having a first surface bearing an at least partially cured primer coating and an opposite second surface; providing a dry flowable particle mixture comprising abrasive particles and particulate curable binder material; depositing a plurality of temporary shaped structures comprised of said particle mixture on the at least partially cured primer coating of the first surface of the backing; softening said particulate curable binder material to provide adhesion between adjacent abrasive particles; and curing the softened particulate curable binder material to convert said temporary shaped structures into permanent shaped structures and cure the at least partially cured primer coating on the first surface of the backing. The invention also provides an abrasive product made by the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Dennis G. Welygan, Jason A. Chesley, Louis S. Moren
  • Patent number: 6843853
    Abstract: A material applicator assembly 10 which includes a rotor member 12 having a plurality of dispenser apertures 20 and a deformable material application ring 23 around the outer periphery of the rotor member 12. The assembly 10 being rotatably coupled to a centrally mounted tubular member 40. Member 40 having at least one aperture through which an adhesive material 45 is forced into each of the plurality of apertures 20 as the rotor member 12 is rotated about member 40, thereby injecting the adhesive material 45 into the application ring 23 to deposit the adhesive material 45 upon components 60 having varying cross-sectional shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Miskech, Joseph Paul Tekelly, David Gary Dahlstrom, Keith Alan Kuzmich
  • 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: 20040180136
    Abstract: Robots 16a, 16b, 16c which are able to be motion trained and controlled by controller 18 are established in close proximity to transport line 12. A roller mechanism 34 with a roller 48 made from a material which absorbs and holds protective layer forming material is established at the tip end of each robot 16a, 16b, 16c. Protective layer forming material uses an acrylic type copolymer material which forms a peelable protective layer when dried. Controller 18 records the training data which trains robots 16a, 16b, 16c to rotate and move so that roller 48 contacts vehicle 14, and vehicle 14 which has finished with painting is introduced; robots 16a, 16b, 16c are made to move according to the training data, protective layer forming material is supplied to roller 48, and protective layer forming material is applied to vehicle 14. To automate the process of applying protective layer forming material, to improve production efficiency, to simplify operations, and to make application quality consistent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2003
    Publication date: September 16, 2004
    Applicant: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bansei Nagase, Hiromi Okubo, Masahito Terabe
  • Publication number: 20040144305
    Abstract: Provided is a coating apparatus for coating with coating liquid a surface of a strip-shaped body carried in a fixed direction includes, a primary bar extending along a width direction of a carrying plane, which is a carrying path of the strip-shaped body, a secondary bar extending in parallel with and on the downstream side of the primary bar, and a between-bars liquid reservoir disposed between the primary and secondary bars for storing the coating liquid therein at the time of coating. Conditions are set so that relationship W2<W1 is formed between a coating amount W1 of the coating liquid at the primary bar and a coating amount W2 of the coating liquid after the strip-shaped body has passed through the secondary bar. A coating apparatus is also provided, in which the secondary bar contacts the strip-shaped body before the primary bar at the time of starting coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2004
    Publication date: July 29, 2004
    Applicant: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiromu Ando, Shin Kanke
  • Publication number: 20040083952
    Abstract: A coating station, which in intended for coating a web with a coating material, includes a load-bearing and cross-directional frame extending substantially across the entire width of the web. The coating station also includes applicator elements supported to the frame. The frame is arranged by at least one cross component formed out of sheet metal into a box-type structure, the cross component extending substantially across the entire width of the web. The cross component is attached to the end components by its end parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2003
    Publication date: May 6, 2004
    Applicant: Metso Paper, Inc.
    Inventors: Leo Kurkinen, Vilho Nissinen, Mika Vahakuopus, Risto Vaatanen
  • Patent number: 6601262
    Abstract: A decorative painting kit including multiple-color paint applicators and a method of decoratively painting a surface though in situ surface blending of two or more paints of different colors by using a multiple-color paint applicator which is stroked over the same surface a sufficient number of time to at least partially blend the different paint colors. The partial in situ surface blending of two or more paints produces a decorative pattern on the painted surface that is color characterized by having areas with some of the original paint colors and other areas with various blends of the original paint colors thereon to produce a decoratively painted surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2003
    Assignee: Padco, INC
    Inventor: Robert Ives Janssen
  • Publication number: 20030108868
    Abstract: An alignment apparatus and method are described for accurately and reliably depositing biological materials on a microscope slide or other substrate. A preferred implementation includes a first mounting assembly that enables rotation of deposit elements around a first axis perpendicular to the substrate surface using one or more bearing surfaces concentric with the first axis. A second mounting assembly enables rotation of the deposit elements around a second axis parallel to the depositing surface, and a third mounting assembly enables rotation of the deposit elements around a third axis that is parallel to the depositing surface and perpendicular to the second axis. Various types of deposit elements may be used, such as pins, quills, or jetting elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2001
    Publication date: June 12, 2003
    Applicant: Affymetrix, Inc.
    Inventor: John A. Richards
  • 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: 20020134263
    Abstract: A device for receiving an ink supply in an ink feed device in an inking unit of a printing machine, the ink supply being received in a reservoir having elements formed with laterally bounding surfaces, and contact surfaces for sealing off the ink supply with respect to a rotating surface, comprising unipartite side parts, respectively, constituting the elements formed with the bounding surfaces and the contact surfaces, the contact surfaces being engageable with respective contact areas on an ink-fountain roller formed with the rotating surface, the side parts having lip-shaped sealing elements bearing resiliently on the ink-fountain roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2000
    Publication date: September 26, 2002
    Inventor: Jacques Metrope
  • Publication number: 20020127347
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing a coated plate comprising the steps of: holding a plate in such a manner that surfaces of the plate to be coated is aligned substantially parallel to a gravity direction; placing the plate between two coating rolls having substantially horizontal rotation axes; passing the plate between the coating rolls, wherein a coating solution is supplied to at least one coating roll and the plate almost contacts with the coating rolls, by moving the plate upward and/or moving the coating rolls downward while causing the coating rolls to rotate in a direction opposite to movement of the plate; and forming a film of the coating solution on at least one surface of the plate. By this method, a coated plate having substantially even coating thickness is obtained and both sides of a plate can be coated at a time and at a faster speed, which results in a superior productivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2002
    Publication date: September 12, 2002
    Applicant: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED, MEIHAN SHINKU KOGYO COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Shinsuke Ochiai, Kouichirou Watanabe, Nissho Iwamoto, Masaji Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 6440277
    Abstract: An improved method and apparatus for applying discrete area holograms or other optical devices directly onto documents or other substrates in a continuous process analogous to the operation of a printing press. The continuous process is carried out in a vacuum chamber in which at least two process steps are performed in sequence: the formation of a micro-grooved discrete resin area and a localized coating of it with a reflective or refractive material layer. The formation of the micro-grooved resin area can be accomplished by electron beam curing of the resin. The localized coating of the micro-grooved resin can be done by sputtering. One or more other steps, including pre-coating, post-coating and partial removal of the reflective or refractive layer, may also be carried out as part of the continuous process within the vacuum chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Inventor: Salvatore F. D'Amato
  • Patent number: 6387181
    Abstract: An application device for applying at least a solder resist onto both surfaces of a printed circuit board that are in particular provided with structurized printed conductors comprises at least two application bodies that can be assigned to the corresponding surface of the board and are rotatably supported. To simplify the structure of the application device while allowing a more rapid and well-reproducible application at both sides of a printed circuit board at the same time, the application bodies are two screen printing drums arranged at both sides of an essentially horizontal transport path of the printed circuit board, wherein a transport means comprises conveyor belts along the transport path for transporting the printed circuit board, and the transport means further comprises pressing means that can be pressed onto a surface of the board for holding the board on the conveyor belts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2002
    Inventor: Sandro Bezzetto
  • Patent number: 6387180
    Abstract: A coating apparatus has compact coating assembly modules which require less storage space and are easier to handle and which through the common use of parts and accessory tools provide a reduced manufacturing cost of the apparatus as a whole. A coating assembly which rotates during coating and a coating assembly which does not rotate during coating can be interchangeably installed to a support frame. Two bearing cases are mounted on the support frame, and the coating assemblies each have two shaft parts which can be removably set in the bearing cases. The shaft parts of the rotating coating assembly can be rotatably set in the bearing cases, and a shaft part of the non-rotating coating assembly can, when set in its corresponding bearing case, be anchored to a fixed part so that it cannot rotate. Another coating assembly which does not rotate during coating has left and right mounting parts which can be removably fixed to bearing cradle parts of the bearing cases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2002
    Assignee: Inoue Kinzoku Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Susumu Takahashi, Haruhiro Iida, Hirofumi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 6355101
    Abstract: A flux transfer apparatus has a frame having an aperture portion in its lower central portion, and a mesh is stretched across the frame with a high tension and with a mesh pitch at least smaller than the diameter of projections to be formed therein is used. Projections made of resin are provided in the mesh portion provided at the aperture portion of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2002
    Assignee: Shibuya Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shigeharu Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 6258405
    Abstract: In a color filter manufacturing method according to the present invention, a color filter is manufactured by coloring the respective pixels with a plurality of discharged inks arranged in the scanning direction while an ink-jet head having a plurality of ink discharging nozzles in a direction substantially perpendicular to the scanning direction is scanned over a substrate. A coloring operation is performed while the ink discharging pattern is changed for each of the arrayed pixels or each pixel group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2001
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Nobuhito Yamaguchi, Hideto Yokoi, Satoshi Wada, Hiroshi Fujiike
  • Patent number: 6254679
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for moistening labels, each of which has a face that is pre-gummed, which device enables the gummed face of each of the labels to be moistened uniformly. The device comprises a moistening element constituted by a rigid bar whose top portion comes into contact with the gummed face of each of the labels and is provided with capillary action slots passing through said bar in the advance direction of the labels, slanting relative to said advance direction, and having respective bottoms immersed in a moistening liquid that is maintained at a constant level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2001
    Assignee: Neopost Industrie
    Inventor: Gilbert Sancenot
  • Patent number: 5942083
    Abstract: A manual electronic-part mounting apparatus includes a manual adhesive coating apparatus, a manual electronic-part fitting apparatus, and a manual printed-wiring-board checking apparatus. The manual adhesive coating apparatus has a pressing plate portion to which a large number of needles are fitted, being arranged such that the needles with the adhesive are brought in contact with a printed-wiring board, thereby the adhesive being coated on predetermined positions of the printed-wiring board. The manual electronic-part fitting apparatus has a large number of electronic-part supply rods. The electronic-part supply rod has an electronic-part storage rod supported by a fixed plate and an extruding rod supported by a movable plate. When the movable plate is moved relative to the fixed plate, the chip-type electronic part is extruded from an end-portion side aperture of the electronic-part storage rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1999
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Osamu Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 5807434
    Abstract: Apparatus for coating both opposed major surfaces of an elongated strip article with paint, lacquer, lubricant or the like, using two facing coating heads respectively having lands, between which the strip is advanced. Liquid coating material, delivered to the strip surfaces through elongated slits formed in the coating heads immediately upstream of the lands, is dragged out on the moving surfaces as layers metered between the lands and the strip. A load is continuously exerted (by devices such as air cylinders) on at least one of the lands during the coating operation for urging the lands against the applied coating layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1998
    Assignee: Alcan International Limited
    Inventor: Robert A. Innes
  • Patent number: 5743964
    Abstract: A roll coating system for coating strip metal having a plurality of coating head rolls mounted on support sleds capable of linear translation along a single rail. Precision linear actuators are located between each support sled and between one of the sleds and a fourth sled. A splice traverse mechanism actuated by a piston/cylinder displaces the fourth sled. Each of the rolls can be independently displaced or the entire head can be displaced by the splice traverse mechanism. Force measurement sensors are located in the support sleds for an accurate measurement of nip pressures between the respective rolls. The elastic response of the support sleds may be varied to alter the natural resonant frequency of the coating system. The movement of a pan lift mechanism is coupled to the movement of the pickup roll so as to eliminate the chance for collision therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1998
    Assignee: FATA Hunter, Inc.
    Inventor: Eugene A. Pankake
  • Patent number: 5741361
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for treating the walls of apertures passing through a planar substrate with a fluid treatment solution. The method comprises placement of a pressurized fluid wedge beneath, above, or both beneath and above a planar substrate as it passes through a treatment chamber. The apparatus that forms the fluid wedge is a roller assembly comprising a roller within a shroud which carries fluid as it rotates through a gap between the roller and the shroud. The roller provides the dual function of forming the fluid wedge and conveying the planar substrate through the treatment chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1998
    Assignee: Allan H. McKinnon
    Inventors: Allan H. McKinnon, Charles R. Kidd, Michael Gulla
  • Patent number: 5622560
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for moistening labels that have one face coated with adhesive, the device serving to moisten the adhesive-coated face of the labels in uniform manner. The device includes a moistening element constituted by a rigid bar whose top portion is in contact with the adhesive-coated face of the labels and which is split by capillarity slits extending in the running direction of the labels over the bar and whose respective bottoms are immersed in a moistening liquid maintained at constant depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 22, 1997
    Assignee: Neopost Industrie
    Inventors: Jean-Claude Haroutel, Jacques Bastien
  • Patent number: 5569326
    Abstract: A device for applying and dosing liquid or pasty materials onto moving surfaces, especially onto paper or cardboard webs, is provided. The invention is characterized by a roll, optionally with an outer shell, the diameter of which can be controlled by the application of energy and, under predetermined or desired controllable conditions provides local variations in diameter along the length of the roll or roll shell as a function of time and/or space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1996
    Assignee: J. M. Voith GmbH
    Inventor: Friedhelm Ruhl
  • Patent number: 5549751
    Abstract: An adhesive applicator comprising a transfer roller is provided with a uniform layer of glue and is set against a format roller such that application members distributed over its periphery pick up glue applied in a certain format and transfer the same to workpieces to be coated with glue. To prevent that glue thrown off from the application members contaminates the apparatus and gets lost, a collection roller (2) is disposed in direction of rotation of the format roller (14) before the transfer roller (1), which collection roller forms a troughlike nip with said transfer roller (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1996
    Assignee: Windmoeller & Hoelscher
    Inventors: Friedhelm Brinkmeier, Richard Feldkamper
  • Patent number: 5536318
    Abstract: A method of application of finning preventive agent in an apparatus for casting anodes for electrolyzing copper by pouring molten copper into the molds, in which the inner planes of the molds can be coated with the finning preventive agent in a reliable and efficient manner, is provided. Before pouring molten copper into the molds, silicon oil is automatically applied to the inner planes 2a.sub.1, to 2a.sub.10 of the molds M dividedly in three applications by industrial robots 24, 25 of a vertical multi-articulate type having brushes 30. An amount of silicon oil consumed is 4 to 10 cc for one mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1996
    Assignee: Nippon Mining & Metals Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumio Hashiuchi, Yushirou Hirai, Eiji Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 5501734
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for applying coatings to yarns, particularly yarns to be utilized as dental floss. In a preferred arrangement, an array of parallel spaced yarns are continuously fed while being intermittently deflected by a cam or deflector. As the yarns are deflected, they enter a grooved liquid applicator, with the grooves maintaining a predetermined amount of liquid therein by capillary action. A predetermined amount of liquid is thus applied at intermittent or spaced locations along the length of the yarn. The method and apparatus is particularly suitable for providing dye at spaced locations along a continuous length of floss, thereby demarcating lengths suitable for individual use. Various aspects are also applicable to a variety of yarn coating and/or dyeing applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1996
    Assignee: Gillette Canada, Inc.
    Inventor: Larry J. Oliphant
  • Patent number: 5490879
    Abstract: A device (1) for coating and/or impregnating a band (2) in continuous movement (3) with a liquid or pasty product, including an applicator (4) for depositing a layer (5) of the product, at least partially on one face (6) of the band. The device includes applicators (4) which are constituted by a reservoir (7, 70, 407) having a perforated area (8, 21,), brought into contact with the face (6) to be coated and/or impregnated, around which the band is deflected, having on a portion of its shell a set of orifices (9, 90, 409) opening externally and communicating internally with a product feed chamber (10, 110, 410), the surface and/or permeability of which are adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1996
    Assignee: Societe Anonyme: M. Chemicals
    Inventors: Gabriel Corradi, Thierry Pellegrino
  • Patent number: 5476546
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying a liquid lubricant in a pattern to a face of a sheet workpiece has a support frame through which the workpiece is transported in a travel direction substantially parallel to its face, a plurality of axles in the frame extending along respective axes generally perpendicular to the direction and individually displaceable generally perpendicular to the direction and to the respective axes, and respective liquid-pervious rollers journaled on the axles about the respective axes. A liquid lubricant is fed to the rollers and respective actuators connected between the axles and the frame displace the respective rollers perpendicular to the direction and to the respective axes into and out of contact with the workpiece as same passes in the direction through the frame. A controller connected to the actuators individually controls and operates same to apply the liquid lubricant in the rollers to the workpiece in a predetermined pattern as the workpiece passes through the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 19, 1995
    Assignee: Firma Zibulla & Sohn GmbH Raziol-Schmierungstechnik
    Inventor: Georg G. Zibulla
  • Patent number: 5454868
    Abstract: A coating device includes a plurality of parallel coating blade lamellae made from highly wear-resistant material. The lamellae are disposed against one another in a housing and held thereby, forming a lamella packet wherein each lamella of the packet is disposed at the same inclination with respect to a plane perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the packet. The inclination of the lamellae is adjustably controlled by at least one adjusting device acting on the packet. Thus, a change in lamellae inclination also changes a step-wise configuration of a surface contour formed by neighboring lamellae of the packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 3, 1995
    Assignee: J. M. Voith GmbH
    Inventor: Benjamin G. Mendez
  • Patent number: 5454870
    Abstract: A coating device having an applicator roll which forms an application slot with the backup roll which conducts the web of material. Adjoining the applicator slot is a pressure space which is formed at the outlet side of the application slot and between the applicator roll and the backup roll. A flexible guide wall having a shape which approximates or is adapted to the surface of the backup roll and/or can be adapted thereto by the Coanda effect itself, which wall forms a narrow slot along the web of material downstream from the pressure space. The wall is at such a slight distance away from the web that the formation of drips or streaks in the applied coating by the centrifugal force is excluded. The dosaging place for the final dosaging is formed by a dosaging doctor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 3, 1995
    Assignee: J. M. Voith GmbH
    Inventor: Ralf Sieberth
  • Patent number: 5312488
    Abstract: A cross gluing cylinder has spaced peripheral glue application bars which apply glue to a paper web. The overall circumferential length of the cross gluing cylinder can be changed by shifting the glue application bars and cooperating intermediate cylinder sections radially outwardly or inwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 17, 1994
    Assignee: Albert-Frankenthal Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Albrecht Bolza-Schunemann, Manfred Kepert
  • Patent number: 5310579
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for painting an object. The object is affixed to a holder and a reservoir of paint is formed either on or adjacent to the surface of the object. The holder then is tilted sufficiently to cause a paint distribution device, such as a sphere or spinning top, to travel through the pain and across the surface of the object, leaving paint along the travel path of the paint distribution device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 10, 1994
    Assignee: Creative Time, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark A. Fornataro
  • Patent number: 5251989
    Abstract: An apparatus for producing a multi-colored printing ribbon including a first printing station where one or more spaced transfer heads transfer a first color to selected portions of a web of base colored ribbon stock. A second printing station where one or more spaced transfer heads transfer a second color to said web interleaved with the first color to providing a serial, alternating color pattern. Control devices connected to both printing stations insure that the color segments are deposited in proper serial, spaced locations to prevent the colors from running onto each other. Also disclosed is a method for using such multi-colored ribbons to prevent counterfeiting or theft of various documents wherein at least some of the characters to be printed on such documents are printed in a predetermined sequence of colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1993
    Inventor: Eugene Di Luco
  • Patent number: 5248375
    Abstract: Two parallel webs of wrapping material are advanced toward the inlet of a wrapping mechanism in a twin cigarette rod making, filter rod making or like machine adjacent a paster with two wheel-shaped rotary applicators which apply strips of adhesive to selected marginal portions of the respective webs. The applicators receive adhesive from discrete rotary adhesive supplying members which, in turn, receive adhesive from a tandem pump. The applicators are installed at a level below the wrapping mechanism to reduce the likelihood of contamination of such mechanism by sprays or droplets of adhesive. The webs are draped around discrete tobacco-containing or filter material-containing rods, and the adhesive-coated marginal portions of the webs are folded over the other marginal portions to form seams which extend in parallelism with the axes of the resulting cigarette rods or filter rods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1993
    Assignee: Korber AG
    Inventor: Wolfgang Steiniger