Movably Mounted Applicator Patents (Class 118/256)
  • Patent number: 10722964
    Abstract: In solder printer, solder supply device uses positive and negative pressure supply device to apply pressure inside air chamber to move solder cup inside outer tube, such that solder paste is supplied from supply nozzle. Controller, when supply of solder paste from supply nozzle is stopped, performs drive control of positive and negative pressure supply device to decrease the pressure inside air chamber, and uses timer to measure the time required from the starting of decreasing the pressure inside the air chamber to when the pressure inside air chamber has reached a set pressure. Because this required time corresponds to the movement amount of solder cup from the start of supply of the solder paste to when supply is stopped, controller using the measured required to estimate the remaining amount of the solder paste in detail with good accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shoji Fukakusa, Kento Asaoka
  • Patent number: 10441067
    Abstract: A brush for delivering a glutinous substance to a workpiece from an end-effector is disclosed. The brush comprises a body, having a rotational axis and comprising a first channel that comprises an inlet and a first outlet. The inlet is coaxial with the rotational axis and the first outlet is offset from the rotational axis. The brush also comprises tufts, extending from the body and each comprising at least one bristle and a tip. The brush further comprises a first tube, communicatively coupled with the first outlet of the first channel of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Raul Tomuta, Richard P. Topf, Martin Guirguis
  • Patent number: 10370733
    Abstract: A method of annealing a metal member includes: disposing a first heater in an inner space of a hollow cylindrical metal member having an inner peripheral surface provided with plural teeth protruding toward a central direction, the first heater radiating infrared light and being disposed so as to extend parallel to a direction of a central axis of the metal member; heating the metal member from the inner space with the first heater; and gradually cooling the metal member after heating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuo Ohsugi, Tsuyoshi Hamaya, Satoshi Arai, Eiji Yanagida, Shinya Sano, Masaaki Kondo, Toshimitsu Takahashi, Yoji Sato
  • Patent number: 10118690
    Abstract: An automated and versatile autonomously climbing undercarriage with flight capability that automatically reaches a suitable area for cleaning purposes, repair purposes, and monitoring purposes without being constantly connected to a supply station or base station in the process, and that independently goes to the surface of the facade and independently moves along the surface and away from the surface. The automated and versatile autonomously climbing undercarriage with vacuum suction units as per the invention involves a multicopter with two, three or more rotors or propellers attached to the autonomously climbing undercarriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Niederberger-Engineering AG
    Inventor: Anton Niederberger
  • Patent number: 10045936
    Abstract: A method is provided which enables a drug to be concentrated at needle-like protruding portions and which further allows transdermal-absorption sheets to be manufactured at high production efficiency. The method repeats a step of feeding a drug-containing solution from a liquid feeding apparatus to a mold and filling needle-like recessed portions with the drug-containing solution through a nozzle aligned over the needle-like recessed portions in a state where the nozzle and a front surface of the mold are brought into contact with each other, and a step of moving the liquid feeding apparatus relative to the mold in a state where the nozzle and the front surface of the mold are brought into contact with each other. Thus, the two-dimensionally arranged needle-like recessed portions are filled with the drug-containing solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Aya Mochizuki, Seiji Kasahara, Yanlong Che, Shotaro Ogawa
  • Patent number: 9910273
    Abstract: The method according to the invention is used for producing optical components, in particular covers for encapsulating micro-systems, wherein at least one reinforcing element, which is produced before being arranged, is arranged on a first substrate, as a result of which a stack is produced. This stack is heated after being connected to a second substrate, as a result of which the first substrate is deformed such that at least one region, covered by the reinforcing element, of the first substrate is moved and/or is inclined or the first substrate is brought into contact with the reinforcing element. In an alternative method according to the invention, the reinforcing element is arranged on the second substrate, wherein this stack is then connected to the first substrate. The first substrate is subsequently heated and deformed such that a region of the first substrate is brought into contact with the reinforcing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
    Inventors: Hans Joachim Quenzer, Ulrich Hofmann, Vanessa Stenchly
  • Patent number: 9815078
    Abstract: A wall-drawing hovering device (WDHD) is provided. The WDHD comprises an unmanned helicopter configured and operable for flying and hovering while being disconnected from ground. The WDHD further comprises a mobilizing system comprising at least one motorized wheel. The mobilizing system is physically associated and carried with the unmanned helicopter and configured to drive the WDHD along a vertical surface when the WDHD hovers above ground. The WDHD further comprises a drawing system comprising a paint releasing member connected with a paint reservoir. The drawing system is carried with the unmanned helicopter and configured to controllably release paint from the paint reservoir through the paint releasing member. The WDHD is thereby configured to hover above ground next to a vertical surface such as a wall, so that the mobilizing system frictionally attaches to the vertical surface thereby enabling driving the WDHD along the vertical surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Inventor: Roi Neustadt
  • Patent number: 9682396
    Abstract: A system for depositing substances onto a deposition surface can comprise a first contact spotter comprising multiple spotting orifices fed by multiple fluid inlet conduits such that the first contact spotter is capable of depositing multiple spots of different substances onto the deposition surface simultaneously, and a second contact spotter comprising a second spotting orifice fed by a second fluid inlet conduit. The system can also include a positioning device adapted to alternatively position and seal the first contact spotter and second contact spotter on the deposition surface at an overlapping location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: CARTERRA, INC.
    Inventors: Joshua W. Eckman, Adam Miles, James Smith, Christopher Morrow, Bruce K. Gale
  • Patent number: 9514518
    Abstract: An infusion pump includes a housing having a compartment structured to receive a syringe and a drive mechanism supported by the housing. The drive mechanism is structured and arranged to contact a syringe plunger of the syringe and move the syringe plunger within a syringe barrel of the syringe. The infusion pump further includes a syringe plunger position sensor and a syringe barrel size sensor. The sensors each include a magnet positioned on the drive mechanism and a magnetic sensor array supported by the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Baxter International Inc.
    Inventors: John Gillespie, Ralph H. LaBedz, Michael Kenneth Platt, Ronald H. Spang, James Frei Berrill, Matthew Stephen Vogel, Michelle Kowalski Greaney
  • Publication number: 20150086718
    Abstract: An apparatus and associated methods for an automated pipe doping apparatus. The apparatus may include a pump fluidly coupled to a reservoir and a dope manifold, the pump positioned to pump pipe dope from the reservoir to the dope manifold; an ejector coupled to the dope manifold, the ejector positioned to supply a fixed volume of pipe dope from the dope manifold to a dope distribution line; and a pipe dope applicator, the pipe dope applicator fluidly coupled to the dope distribution line positioned to deposit pipe dope on a threaded connection. In some embodiments, the pipe dope applicator may be a fan-pattern nozzle. In other embodiments, the pipe dope applicator may be a mold-type applicator. In other embodiments, the pipe dope applicator may be a brush-type applicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Chris MAGNUSON, Enrique ABARCA
  • Publication number: 20150060800
    Abstract: An organic thin film transistor, a preparing method thereof, and a preparation equipment. The preparation equipment of an organic thin film transistor comprises: forming a gate electrode, a gate insulating layer, an organic semiconductor layer, and source-drain electrodes on a substrate; the step of forming the organic semiconductor layer comprises: blade-coating a solution in which an organic semiconductor material used to forming the organic semiconductor layer is dissolved to form the organic semiconductor layer. The preparing method can avoid the difference between the edge and the center of the substrate caused by the impact of centripetal force when a spin-coating method is applied, so that the yield of the organic thin film transistor devices is improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Longzhen Qiu, Xiang Feng, Xianghua Wang, Ze Liu
  • Patent number: 8960121
    Abstract: A relief print master is created by a printhead that moves in a slow scan direction. The nozzles of the printhead jet droplets of a polymerisable liquid on a rotating drum. The different nozzles jet droplets simultaneously on different layers that have different diameters. As a result, the droplets jetted by different nozzles travel over different distances before landing. The effect of this is that the droplets undergo different position lag as they land on the different layers. By rotating the printhead in a plane that is orthogonal to the jetting direction this effect can be compensated for.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Agfa Graphics NV
    Inventor: Chris Gullentops
  • Patent number: 8943997
    Abstract: An apparatus for transferring adhesive material to portions of filter elements that are displaced relative to the apparatus includes a dispenser from which heated adhesive material is discharged, a transfer arrangement that receives discharged adhesive material and transfers the discharged adhesive material to the portions of the elements as they are displaced, and a cooling arrangement. The cooling arrangement cooperates with the transfer arrangement to cool the discharged adhesive material while the adhesive material is carried by the transfer arrangement to the adhesive material receiving portions of the elements. A process by which adhesive material is transferred to adhesive material receiving portions of the filter elements, as well as an air line panel filter produced by that process, are also discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Mann+Hummel Purolator Filters LLC
    Inventor: James Steven Whitehurst
  • Patent number: 8910587
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an application device. The application device has an application roller to apply a treatment liquid onto a recording medium before an image is formed on the recording medium. The application roller has a core member serving as a rotation shaft of the application roller and an elastic surface member disposed around the core member. The core member has a plurality of convex ring portions formed along a circumferential direction of the core member around a circumferential surface of the core member and a plurality of concave ring portions formed between the plurality of convex ring portions. The convex ring portions and the concave ring portions are alternately arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shozo Sakura, Satoshi Kitaoka, Shinji Imoto, Hiroyoshi Komaba
  • Patent number: 8899172
    Abstract: A substrate treatment apparatus includes: a substrate holding unit which horizontally holds a substrate; a substrate rotating unit which rotates the substrate held by the substrate holding unit about a vertical axis; a treatment liquid supplying unit which supplies a treatment liquid to an upper surface of the substrate held by the substrate holding unit; an opposing member to be located in opposed spaced relation to the upper surface of the substrate held by the substrate holding unit in contact with a film of the treatment liquid formed on the upper surface of the substrate so as to receive a lift force from the liquid film; a support member which supports the opposing member; and an opposing member holding mechanism which causes the support member to hold the opposing member in a vertically relatively movable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Koji Hashimoto
  • 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: 8875626
    Abstract: A machining oil applying apparatus that applies machining oil onto a thin metal plate that is being conveyed toward a press apparatus includes: an upper surface applying unit that is impregnated with machining oil, contacts an upper surface of the thin plate and applies the machining oil onto the upper surface; a lower surface applying unit that is impregnated with the machining oil, contacts an lower surface of the thin plate and applies the machining oil onto the lower surface; and an applying unit moving portion that causes the upper surface applying unit and the lower surface applying unit to move reciprocally in a direction perpendicular to a conveying direction of the thin plate, wherein the upper surface applying unit and the lower surface applying unit always move in respectively opposite directions perpendicular to the conveying direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Hidaka Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Keiichi Morishita, Masaki Uehara, Toshiyuki Nanaarashi, Akio Ueda
  • Publication number: 20140272129
    Abstract: An adhesive applicator including an adhesive dispenser to provide adhesive at a pressure and a compliant head adapted to rotate about a symmetry axis is provided. The compliant head includes a permeable material to provide the adhesive to an adhesive layer on a top surface of a substrate. The adhesive applicator may include a driver coupled to move the compliant head so that the symmetry axis forms a trajectory on a substrate. An applicator head including a foam matrix having pores with a pre-selected pore diameter and having a compliant surface to accommodate substrate geometry is also provided. The foam matrix is elastically deformable upon contact with the substrate geometry. A method for applying an adhesive layer to a substrate using an adhesive applicator as above is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Santhana Krishnan BALAJI, Benjamin M. RAPPOPORT
  • Patent number: 8794175
    Abstract: A rolling contact layer-by-layer assembly device comprises at least one roller, a cylinder substrate and a motor to rotate the cylinder substrate. The assembly device optionally includes at least one rinsing nozzle and air applicator. The rollers each provide a polyelectrolyte solution to the surface of the cylinder substrate, the polyelectrolyte solutions having an affinity for each other. Excess polyelectrolyte solution can be washed using the rinsing nozzle followed by a drying step prior to the application of the second polyelectrolyte solution. A plurality of bilayers is produced by the continuous application of polyelectrolyte solutions to form an LBL article such as a nano-composite article or film. The film is then removed from the surface of the cylinder substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: The Regents of The University of Michigan
    Inventors: Nicholas A. Kotov, Anastasios John Hart, Javier Canavati Leal, Brett Michael Perry, Neil Hasmukh Patel, Justin Lefevre
  • Patent number: 8789491
    Abstract: A cap sheet metal (and pivot sheet metal) is configured to be able to move linearly with a cap arm (and an arm stay) via engagement between an engagement hole and a fitting shaft. Furthermore, the cap sheet metal (and the pivot sheet metal) can move pivotally with respect to the cap arm (and the arm stay) using the fitting shaft, which engages with the engagement hole, as a pivotal shaft. Thus, even if, for example, the direction of biasing toward the applying roller deviates or a positional relationship with the applying roller deviates slightly, the liquid holding member moves and pivots in the bias direction depending on the deviation. As a result, the contacting pressure of a contacting portion on the applying roller can be made uniform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hideaki Nagahara, Tetsuyo Ohashi, Hiroshi Yoshino, Takeshi Sekino, Keisei Hakamata
  • Patent number: 8733271
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for continuous coating with a rotational die in which coating materials flow in a radial direction. The linear speed of a substrate in need of coating is identical to the tangential speed of the surface of the rotational die so that the coating material, which flows in a radial direction of the rotational die, flows onto the substrate perpendicularly. Therefore, the ingredients of coating materials overlap one another (or stand vertically as a layer), and the vertical sequence of the coating material is ensured. This method and apparatus can be used to make organic electronic devices, organic light-emitting diodes and organic photovoltaic devices. Particularly, this method and apparatus can be used in bulk-hetero-junction of mixed coating of P-type and N-type semiconductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Institute of Nuclear Energy Research, Atomic Energy Council
    Inventors: Hwei-Liang Chang, Zone-Sure Chang
  • Publication number: 20140116465
    Abstract: A coating composition for imparting a hydrophobic film on a target surface is provided that, includes an oil of a silicone oil or a fluoropolymer oil or a combination thereof, a resin, and a dry lubricant. A solvent is present to form a solution of the oil and resin. A coating is imparted to an applicator that in turn can transfer the coating as a hydrophobic film. The coating composition is stable and able to impart hydrophobic film even after storage for several weeks at elevated temperature. The coating composition does so through the exclusion of synthetic waxes especially including silicone waxes. A kit is also provided that includes a wiper blade having the above coating composition applied along with instructions for the securement of the wiper blade to a vehicle to impart the hydrophobic film to a vehicle windshield contacted by the wiper blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventor: Jiafu Fang
  • Patent number: 8651044
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a generating mechanism to generate foam from a liquid or gel which may take a foam state, a coating roller having a peripheral surface supplied with the foam to coat the foam on the peripheral surface onto a surface of a recording medium, and a transport passage to transport the foam from the generating mechanism to the coating roller by an accumulation force of the foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Minori Ichimura, Yasuhisa Kato, Kazuyoshi Matsumoto, Manabu Izumikawa, Yasuo Katano
  • Publication number: 20130224391
    Abstract: A method of conditioning an applicator tip for subsequent use in uniformly applying an adhesion-promoting primer material to a glass vehicle window, and the device for accomplishing such conditioning of the applicator tip are aspects of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: Pilkington Group Limited
    Inventor: Pilkington Group Limited
  • Patent number: 8511250
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for an apparatus for transferring fluid. The apparatus has a fluid transfer component, a fluid receiving component, a fluid supply, and a fluid motivating component. The fluid transfer component has a first surface, a second surface, a non-random pattern of distinct pores each defining a pathway between the first and second surfaces, a single entry point at the first surface, and a single exit point at the second surface. The pores are disposed at preselected locations to provide a desired pattern of permeability. The fluid receiving component comprises a fluid receiving surface. The fluid supply is adapted to provide a fluid in contact with and at a constant fluid pressure with the first surface of the fluid transfer component. The fluid motivating component is adapted to facilitate transport of the fluid from the first surface through the pores to the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kevin Benson McNeil, Kim Ellen Shore, Wayne Robert Fisher, Richard Matthew Giachetto
  • Patent number: 8434422
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a coating apparatus and method for substantially simultaneously forming a plurality of coatings on a substrate and to a method of analyzing at least one characteristic or property of the coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jodi M. Mecca, Paul L. Morabito, Carol E. Lyons-Bell, James G. Williams
  • Patent number: 8424483
    Abstract: A paint edging apparatus includes a body having front and rear ends defining a longitudinal axis therebetween, the body receiving a paint reservoir for supplying paint to an applicator portion of the apparatus, the body including a handle extending rearwardly at an acute angle relative to the longitudinal axis. An urging mechanism selectively engages the paint reservoir to discharge paint therefrom. A vibrator mounted to the body and operatively connected to the paint applicator portion of the apparatus imparts an oscillatory motion to the paint applicator. A trigger is pivotally mounted to the handle for activating the vibrator, wherein a user can move the apparatus over a work surface to apply paint to the work surface and also pivot the trigger at the same time by grasping the handle with a single hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Depingo, LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy J. Ling, Britt K. Norton, Jason Gerold
  • Patent number: 8424487
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a roll-to-roll patterning apparatus and a patterning system using the same. The patterning system may include a supply roll to supply a film member, a recovery roll to recover the film member, and a roll-to-roll patterning apparatus forming a coating on the film member. The roll-to-roll patterning apparatus may include a pattern roller, a plurality of press rollers, and an alignment roller. The pattern roller may include an outer peripheral surface with a first pattern. The plurality of press rollers may press a film member against the pattern roller to form a second pattern on the film member. The alignment roller may be spaced apart from the pattern roller and may be arranged at an upstream position in a movement direction of the film member. The alignment roller may align the film member entering a region between the pattern roller and the plurality of press rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young Tae Cho, Sin Kwon, Ki Hyun Kim, Jung Woo Seo, Dong Min Kim, Jeong Gil Kim
  • Patent number: 8408157
    Abstract: This document discusses, among other things, an apparatus for painting a work surface including a handle housing. A disposable painting module is configured to be removably engaged with the handle housing. The painting module includes a paint applicator configured to be removably engaged with the handle housing. The paint applicator is configured to apply paint to the work surface. A paint reservoir is fluidly coupled with the paint applicator and is configured to be removably engaged with the handle housing. An urging mechanism is coupled to the handle housing and configured to interact with the paint reservoir to substantially uniformly discharge the paint from the paint reservoir and supply the paint to the paint applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Depingo, LLC
    Inventor: Jeremy Ling
  • Patent number: 8397661
    Abstract: A tire dressing applicator station for use in car wash installations wherein the applicators are tolerant of large degrees of vehicle misalignment, misorientation and entry contact shock. In each applicator structure, an additional pivot or “knuckle” is placed in one of two support arms which are pivotally connected between floor anchors and an elongate mounting carriage to which the dressing applicator elements are attached. Flared tire guides are located on the entry ends of the applicator structures to make contact with the tires of approaching vehicles whereby one or both of the two applicator structures is/are reoriented as necessary to accommodate the actual location of the vehicle, whether it be on the intended path of travel or off to one side and/or angularly misoriented relative to die intended path of vehicle travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Belanger, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Belanger, David L. Tognetti, Mark D. Morin, Marshall L. Hinson
  • Publication number: 20130062011
    Abstract: Methods for liquid adhesive lamination for precision adhesive control are provided. Precision liquid adhesive control can be obtained by first patterning liquid adhesive in a thin pre-coat layer on a substrate. A second adhesive layer can then be patterned on top of the pre-coat layer. When the second substrate is pressed onto the first substrate, the second substrate first comes into contact with the second adhesive layer. The adhesive can then be spread uniformly across the two substrates without forming voids. Alternatively, a single liquid adhesive layer can be formed in a three dimensional gradient pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventors: Ralf Horstkemper, Casey J. Feinstein, Kuo-Hua Sung
  • Patent number: 8353258
    Abstract: A roll support apparatus suitable for use in a roll coating machine is described. The roll support apparatus includes a roll support frame for rotatably supporting a roll coating head roll associated with the roll support frame, the roll support frame adapted for pivoting movement relative to a roll support frame mounting base. Furthermore, a roll carriage suitable for use in a roll coating machine is described. The roll carriage includes a roll support frame for rotatably supporting a respective roll and further includes a roll support frame mounting for movably mounting the roll support frame so that it moves between a coating position and an idle position, wherein the roll support frame mounting in use is mounted substantially above the respective roll to inhibit contamination of the roll support frame mounting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Arthur Fitch
  • Publication number: 20120321795
    Abstract: A relief print master is created with a printhead that jets droplets of a polymerizable liquid on a cylindrical sleeve. The droplets follow a spiral path on the cylindrical sleeve. In a multiple printhead unit, there are different spiral paths associated with the constituting printheads in the multiple printhead unit. The distance between the spiral paths is not even. Preferred embodiments of the current invention provide a method and a system so that the distance between these spiral paths becomes even. The system can also be used for the creation of other types of print masters, such as offset print plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: AGFA GRAPHICS NV
    Inventor: Chris Gullentops
  • Patent number: 8302555
    Abstract: A liquid coating apparatus has: a coating roller which has a coating surface; a liquid holding unit which abuts against the coating surface of the coating roller so as to form a liquid holding space; a medium support member which faces the coating surface in such a manner that the medium support member and the coating roller nip and support the medium; an abutment pressure-varying device which adjusts at least one of a first abutment pressure between the coating surface of the coating roller and the liquid holding unit and a second abutment pressure between the coating surface of the coating roller and the medium; and a control device which controls the abutment pressure-varying device according to a relative position of the medium with respect to the coating roller, wherein the coating roller rotates while the medium is sandwiched by the medium support member and the coating roller in such a manner that the liquid is fed to the coating surface from the liquid holding unit and the liquid is transferred to the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Nakazawa, Toshiyuki Makuta
  • Patent number: 8276538
    Abstract: A paint edging apparatus includes a body having front and rear ends defining a longitudinal axis therebetween, the body receiving a paint reservoir for supplying paint to an applicator portion of the apparatus, the body including a handle extending rearwardly at an acute angle relative to the longitudinal axis. An urging mechanism selectively engages the paint reservoir to discharge paint therefrom. A vibrator mounted to the body and operatively connected to the paint applicator portion of the apparatus imparts an oscillatory motion to the paint applicator. A trigger is pivotally mounted to the handle for activating the vibrator, wherein a user can move the apparatus over a work surface to apply paint to the work surface and also pivot the trigger at the same time by grasping the handle with a single hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Depingo, LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy J. Ling, Britt K. Norton, Jason Gerold
  • Patent number: 8245662
    Abstract: A method and a configuration provide dynamic control of a liquid supply for a moisturizing storage device for sealing glued edges of a envelope flap of letter envelopes. Once a measured value has been measured for a sealing liquid which is stored in the tank of a moisturizing apparatus, the type of sealing liquid that is used is qualitatively analyzed on the basis of the measured value and of at least one material parameter as a comparison value. The amount of liquid stored in the moisturizing storage device is then measured by at least one further measurement to allow dynamic control of the liquid supply to the moisturizing storage device as a function of the material parameter and of at least one measured value, which is related to the liquid consumption, in the result of the at least one measurement of the amount of liquid stored in the moisturizing storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Francotyp-Postalia GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Gerhardt, Wolfgang Muhl
  • Patent number: 8220411
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a liquid applying apparatus that enables the viscosity of a liquid to be applied and the condition of supply of the liquid to be detected using conventional mechanisms and without the need for a viscometer or the like, thus allowing prevention of improper application of the liquid to a medium and mitigation of wear of an applying roller or the like, the apparatus having an inexpensive configuration. Thus, according to the present invention, a driving load on an applying roller driving motor is detected when an applying roller is driven. If the driving load is equal to or more than a preset threshold, an operation of re-supplying the liquid is performed by a pump, or an operation of the roller driving motor is stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yoshino, Hideaki Nagahara, Tetsuyo Ohashi, Takeshi Sekino, Keisei Hakamata
  • Patent number: 8210119
    Abstract: Disclosed is a spotter device and methods for the formation of microassays, biochips, biosensors, and cell cultures. The spotter may be used to deposit highly concentrated spots of protein or other materials on a microarray a slide, wafer, or other substrate. The spotter uses microfluidic conduits and orifices to deposit proteins, other biomolecules, or chemicals on a spot on a substrate. Each orifice is part of a fluid pathways that includes an inlet and outlet conduit. When the spotter contacts a substrate a seal is formed between the orifices and the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: University of Utah Research Foundation
    Inventors: Bruce Gale, David Chang-Yen, David Myszka
  • Patent number: 8192188
    Abstract: An encapsulation apparatus capable of securely sealing a gap of a display panel and improving intensity of the display panel, and a method of manufacturing an organic light emitting display device using the encapsulation apparatus are taught. The encapsulation apparatus includes an injection port having tapered projecting edges formed in both sides of one end the injection port, and injecting a reinforcing material into a gap of a display panel in a dual surface contact manner, the first substrate and the second substrate being attached to each other using a sealant; and a supporter coupled to the injection port and supporting the injection port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Mobile Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ki-Chul Kim
  • Patent number: 8083513
    Abstract: Apparatus for manufacturing a three-dimensional object (3) by solidifying a powdery constituent material layer by layer at the positions corresponding to the profile of the object (3) to be manufactured in the corresponding layer, by the action of a laser or another energy source comprises a support (2) on which the object (3) is formed and an applicator (6, 7) for applying a layer of the constituent material onto the support or a layer at least partially solidified in advance. The applicator (6, 7) has a receiving device (40) for receiving a applying module such as a blade module (30). The receiving device (40) is formed in a way so that the applying module (30) can be exchangeably inserted into and removed from the receiving device (40) in a way that a predetermined position of the applying module (30) in the receiving device (40) is reproducibly determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: EOS GmbH Electro Optical Systems
    Inventors: Jesus Montero-Escuder, Jochen Weidinger
  • Patent number: 8070474
    Abstract: A lamination shaping apparatus has a powder layer preparing means and an optical unit which irradiates a light beam to an intended portion of a powder layer so as to sinter or melt for solidifying the portion into a cured layer. Preparation of the powder layer and curing of the cured layer are repeated to fabricate a three-dimensional object in which a plurality of the cured layers are laminated and integrated. The apparatus includes a fixed base carrying thereon the powder layer and the cured layer, an elevator frame surrounding a periphery of the fixed base, and driving means for driving the elevator frame to move vertically. The powder layer is formed within a space above the base and surrounded by an interior surface of the elevator fame such that the powder layer (cured layer) can be stacked on the base with the base being kept at a fixed position, thereby facilitating to fabricate a precisely shaped object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Abe, Yoshikazu Higashi, Norio Yoshida, Isao Fuwa
  • 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: 8042484
    Abstract: A device for coating surface portions of a board material with a liquid material. The device includes a wheel which transfers the coating material and compressed air which positions the coating material. A method for surface coating and a floorboard with a finished surface portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Valinge Innovation AB
    Inventors: Darko Pervan, Jan Peterson, Niclas Håkansson
  • Publication number: 20110244137
    Abstract: One aspect of the present Invention provides a pull-behind floor finish applicator which includes a wheeled cart constructed and arranged to receive a source of floor finish. The wheeled cart includes a selectively moveable floor finish spreader coupled to the cart with a biasing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: DIVERSEY, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew M. Bober, Lance D. Brown, Glenn N. Weaver
  • Patent number: 8007867
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for manufacturing a multilayer information recording medium including at least two information recording portions and a resin layer interposed between the information recording portions, both of which are disposed on a signal substrate. The method includes a first process of forming a predetermined information recording portion on one principal surface of the signal substrate and a second process of passing a part of a resin-containing coating, which is supplied on a screen having an application region with a plurality of first pores and a removal region with a plurality of second pores, through the first pores by sliding a squeegee on the screen so as to form a coating layer on the predetermined information recording portion, and curing the resin contained in the coating layer so as to form the resin layer. The first process and the second process are carried out respectively a predetermined number of times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yuuko Tomekawa, Morio Tomiyama, Keiji Nishikiori
  • Publication number: 20110197643
    Abstract: Embodiments according to this disclosure include methods and systems for lubricating sheet metal stock by wiping a controlled amount of lubricant onto the surfaces of the sheet metal with strips of material, such as felt, saturated with the lubricant. The lubrication methods and systems disclosed herein can also provide for control of the pressure at which the lubricant is delivered, the volume of lubricant delivered, and the frequency lubricant is delivered to the felt strips. The lubricant is delivered to the felt strips at a number of locations and the felt material is configured to naturally wick the lubricant from the injection sites to the spaces between injection sites to substantially saturate the entire strip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2009
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Bundy, David C. Crawford, Joseph T. Tucker
  • Patent number: 7984689
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for the continuous coating of a strip-like substrate in a vacuum, especially for producing coating patterns on the substrate, with a printing roller and a backing roller, the substrate guided between the printing roller and the backing roller. The invention device includes a coating or release agent transferable to the substrate via the printing roller and a servo unit that has a controllable servo motor, wherein in a working position adjustable with the servo unit, the printing roller and the backing roller are in operative connection with one another. The object of the invention is to improve the abadjustability of the generic device. The object is achieved by the servo unit's having a controllable servo motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventor: Erwin Multrus
  • Publication number: 20110165319
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming a solder dam on a lead of an electronic component is disclosed. The apparatus for forming a solder dam includes a wire material that transfers an ink that prevents adhesion of a solder to the lead; a wire material conveying device that conveys the wire material along a surface of the lead; and an ink supply device that supplies the ink to the wire material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicants: FUJITSU LIMITED, FUJITSU COMPONENT LIMITED
    Inventors: Masayuki KITAJIMA, Yutaka NODA, Hidehiko KOBAYASHI, Toshihiro KUSAGAYA, Kazuhiro MIZUKAMI
  • Patent number: 7963245
    Abstract: A liquid application device includes a rotating unit for rotating an application member to apply liquid to a medium in contact with the application member, a liquid application unit including the application member, and a retention member for retaining liquid in a sealed liquid retention space formed to be in contact with the application member. The liquid application unit applies the liquid retained in the liquid retention space to the medium via the application member by rotating the application member. In addition, a control unit controls the rotating unit, wherein the control unit controls, after receiving information of instruction on applying liquid to the medium, the rotating unit to rotate, before the application member contacts the medium, the application member so that the rotating unit performs a preliminary rotation that forms a pool of the liquid in an area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Naomi Oshio, Osamu Iwasaki, Yoshinori Nakagawa, Atsuhiko Masuyama, Naoji Otsuka
  • Patent number: 7930991
    Abstract: A film applicator which includes an applicator housing, an applicator blade positioned within the housing, a micrometer secured to the applicator housing and having a plurality of shafts and a plurality of magnets each having one end secured to a respective micrometer shaft and another end in releasable magnetic engagement with the applicator blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Paul N. Gardner Company Incorporated
    Inventors: William Northrup, James Fusco