Rotary Applicator Patents (Class 118/258)
  • Patent number: 10562076
    Abstract: A substrate cleaning apparatus for cleaning a substrate while rotating the substrate and placing a cleaning member in contact with the rotating substrate is disclosed. The substrate cleaning apparatus comprises: a self-cleaning member mounted to an arm supporting the cleaning member, the self-cleaning member being configured to come into contact with the cleaning member to perform self-cleaning of the cleaning member; and a moving mechanism mounted to the arm supporting the cleaning member, the moving mechanism being configured to move the self-cleaning member between a position where the self-cleaning member is in contact with the cleaning member and a position where the self-cleaning member is separated from the cleaning member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: EBARA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hideaki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10099241
    Abstract: A manufacturing system for applying a material to a workpiece comprising a blade unit having a blade element for selectively moving along first and second axes for applying the material to the workpiece. A reciprocating motor is coupled to the blade unit for reciprocating the blade element along the first axis concurrent with movement of the blade element along the second axis, and a vibration detector is coupled to the blade unit for detecting the vibrational movement of the blade element. The vibration detector generates an output signal corresponding to the vibrational movement of the blade element. A control unit is coupled to the vibration detector for generating an output signal in response to the vibration detector signal, and a regulating device adjusts a parameter of the reciprocating motor in response to the output signal of the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Milara Incorporated
    Inventors: Krassimir D. Petkov, Velimir Deric, Stephen K. Brodeur
  • Patent number: 9958821
    Abstract: Provided is an image forming apparatus including an image forming unit that forms an image on a recording medium, and an applying unit that causes powder included in a liquid mixture to be interposed between the recording medium and the image forming unit by applying the liquid mixture to the recording medium, or to the image forming unit which comes into contact with the recording medium, wherein the recording medium includes an image forming layer, an adhesive layer, and a base layer, and the liquid mixture includes the powder reducing adhesion of the adhesive layer and volatile liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yutaka Kiuchi, Masayo Higashimura, Kazuhiko Arai
  • Patent number: 9291958
    Abstract: An image heating apparatus includes: an endless belt; a heater for heating the belt, the heater forms a sliding portion between an inner surface of the belt and the heater; a rotatable member cooperative with the heater to sandwich the belt to form a nip between an outer peripheral surface of the belt and the rotatable member; a temperature detector provided on a surface of the heater relatively more remote from the sliding portion than the heater; a controller for controlling the timing of feeding the sheet to the nip on the basis of an output of the detector; and lubricant provided in at least a part of the sliding portion except for a range which is in an opposing relation with the detector. The sliding portion is free of the lubricant in the range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ikuo Nakamoto, Shigeru Hirano
  • Publication number: 20150139710
    Abstract: A protective layer forming device, including: a powdery image bearer protecting agent formed of a granulated product containing a fatty acid metal salt and an inorganic lubricant; and a roller-shaped protecting agent supplying member configured to supply the powdery image bearer protecting agent to a surface of an image bearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kunio HASEGAWA, Hiroshi NAKAI, Kenji KOMITO, Tadashi KASAI, Takamasa OZEKI, Jun HITOSUGI, Makoto YASUDA, Emiko SHIRAISHI, Wakana ITOH, Takatsugu KOMORI, Mutsuki MORINAGA, Hitoshi YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 8999437
    Abstract: The powder-rolling device (1) includes: a pair of rolling rolls (2) to attach powder material (Y) to a sheet-shaped base material (X) by pressure; a preliminary press roll (8) to press the powder material (Y) to a circumferential surface of a rolling roll (2) before the powder material (Y) is attached to the base material (X) by pressure; and a support device (10) supporting the preliminary press roll (8) movable, so that a load applied to the preliminary press roll (8) becomes equal to a set value which has been set beforehand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Chitoshi Mochizuki, Tamotsu Oda
  • Publication number: 20140373777
    Abstract: A labeling unit having a vertically displaceable motor, a vertically displaceable upper cover plate for a pallet drum as well as a shift linkage which couples the upper cover plate to the motor such that, when the motor is displaced upwards, the pallet drum is lifted together therewith. The motor and the cover plate can thus be lifted in an ergonomically advantageous manner by means of a common operating mechanism on the comparatively easily accessible motor, when a change of format is executed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: KRONES AG
    Inventors: Josef Scheck, Christian Stoiber, Robert Scheibenpflug
  • Publication number: 20140349013
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a low volume transfer anilox roll includes depositing a first coating material over a contact surface of a cylinder. A plurality of cells are patterned into the contact surface of the cylinder. A second coating material is deposited over the patterned contact surface of the cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: UNI-PIXEL DISPLAYS, INC.
    Inventors: Ed S. Ramakrishnan, Robert J. Petcavich
  • Publication number: 20140311404
    Abstract: An apparatus for the application of hotmelt onto labels, includes a vacuum cylinder, a gluing unit with a glue roller unit, and a glue reservoir. The gluing unit is pivotally mounted such that it can be slewed away from the vacuum cylinder and the glue reservoir is designed as a self-contained unit that is structurally separate from the pivotable gluing unit. A glue reservoir for hotmelt includes an inner body with heating fins, a thermally insulating jacket enclosing the inner body, and an outer casing made of plastic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: KRONES AG
    Inventor: Tobias Eichhammer
  • Publication number: 20140261166
    Abstract: A paint roller includes a paint roller handle coupled to a proximal end of a paint roller frame and a paint applicator positioned on a distal end of the paint roller frame. The paint roller handle includes a first contact member positioned on a distal end of at least one distal frame member, a second contact member positioned on a proximal end of the at least one distal frame member, and a third contact member positioned on a proximal end of at least one proximal frame member. The proximal end of the at least one distal frame member is positioned on a distal end of the at least one proximal frame member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Ryan T. Brooks
  • Publication number: 20140261164
    Abstract: Coating rollers accepting liquid media provide liquid chemicals to substrates for depositing a thin coating layer on the flat substrates, such as semiconductors or panels. The liquid media is cooled to a life-preserving temperature while shielded from the thermal energy heating the substrates to prevent degrading the liquid media. Physical barrier or temperature barrier can be established in vicinities of the rollers to further limit exposing the liquid media to high temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Dynamic Micro Systems, Semiconductor Equipment GmbH
    Inventor: Lutz Rebstock
  • Patent number: 8826558
    Abstract: A media drying system removes a moistening liquid from a moistened medium having first and second surfaces. A liquid reservoir contains a heating liquid heated above a moistening-liquid boiling point. A rotatable liquid-blocking member has a liquid-blocking layer with an inner surface and an outer surface. A media-transport system transports the medium entrained around the liquid-blocking member so that the first surface of the moistened medium is brought into contact with the outer surface of the liquid-blocking layer. An entrained portion of the moistened medium passes through the liquid reservoir and is submerged in the warmed heating liquid. The heating liquid contacts the inner surface of the liquid-blocking layer so that heat is transferred through the liquid-blocking layer from the warmed heating liquid to the moistening liquid, or heat is transferred from the warmed heating liquid to the second surface of the moistened medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Alan Richard Priebe, Donald Saul Rimai, Christopher J. White
  • Patent number: 8824950
    Abstract: The rotating speed of the coating brush of the image forming apparatus fluctuates between the upper limit speed and the lower limit speed across the standard speed. Consequently, the positional relation of the contact between the brush textile of the coating brush and the surface of the photographic sensitive drum varies for a wider range compared to a case where the rotating speed of the coating brush does not vary. Since the thin area of the brush textile moves for a wider range of the surface of the photographic sensitive drum in the axial direction of the rotating shaft of the photographic sensitive drum, the area where the coating amount of the lubricant is less is evened out by the area where the coating amount of the lubricant is rich, thus improving the unevenness of coating of the lubricant on the photographic sensitive drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Masakazu Nakamura, Takahiro Iwasaki, Masami Maruko
  • Publication number: 20140158661
    Abstract: An apparatus for altering a surface of a cylindrical object includes at least one container containing a fluid resist therein and having at least one opening from which the fluid resist is discharged; at least one roller operatively associated with the at least one container and having a surface sized and shaped to be exposed to the at least one opening, the surface area including a pattern of shapes and upon which the fluid resist is deposited; and at least one support member adjacent the at least one roller for supporting the cylindrical object during transit for contacting the at least one roller. A method is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventor: BENJAMIN P. L. TURNER
  • Publication number: 20140161964
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include coating apparatuses and related methods. In an embodiment, the invention includes a coating apparatus. The coating apparatus can include a motor, a rotating contact member, a fluid applicator, a fluid pump, and a base member. The fluid applicator can include an orifice. The rotating contact member can be configured to rotate around a device to be coated that does not rotate. The rotating contact member can be configured to move along the lengthwise axis of a device to be coated. In an embodiment, the invention includes a method of coating a medical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: SurModics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph A. Chappa, Timothy M. Kloke
  • Patent number: 8739728
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for a deposition system are provided to deposit a thin coating layer on flat substrates, such as semiconductors or panels. In an embodiment, liquid supplied rollers accepting liquid media provide liquid chemicals to the substrates for coating the substrates. The liquid delivery system can control the flow and the pressure of the liquid to achieve optimum process condition with minimum excess waste. In another embodiment, rollers with non-uniform distribution of liquid media provide a non-uniform thickness profile on the substrates, which can be used to compensate for the non-uniformity of subsequent processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Dynamic Micro Systems, Semiconductor Equipment GmbH
    Inventors: Lutz Rebstock, Klaus Conrad Wolke
  • Patent number: 8720370
    Abstract: Coating rollers accepting liquid media provide liquid chemicals to substrates for depositing a thin coating layer on the flat substrates, such as semiconductors or panels. The liquid media is cooled to a life-preserving temperature while shielded from the thermal energy heating the substrates to prevent degrading the liquid media. Physical barrier or temperature barrier can be established in vicinities of the rollers to further limit exposing the liquid media to high temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Dynamic Micro System Semiconductor Equipment GmbH
    Inventor: Lutz Rebstock
  • Publication number: 20140116333
    Abstract: A glue roller for a labeling apparatus including a cylindrical jacket, the top and the bottom openings of which each have a lid plate arranged, where one of the lid plates comprises a gearing for connecting the glue roller with a drive motor, in particular a Hirth-type serration, and the other lid plate comprises one or more elements for connecting the glue roller with a mounting device of a labeling apparatus, and where the one or more elements is arranged on the side of the lid plate facing outwardly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: KRONES AG
    Inventors: Heinz Humele, Christian Stoiber, Christian Holzer, Ludwig Ferstl
  • Publication number: 20140116332
    Abstract: The invention comprises a gluing unit, in particular for a labeling apparatus, comprising a glue roller (1) and a motor (2) for driving the glue roller (1), where the motor (2) is positioned above the glue roller (1), where the motor (2) is with respect to a support structure (3) of the motor mounted in a height-adjustable manner, and where the height of the motor (2) is adjustable using a lever, in particular using an elbow lever (23) or a rocker lever.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: KRONES AG
    Inventors: Heinz Humele, Christian Stoiber, Christian Holzer, Ludwig Ferstl
  • Publication number: 20140093649
    Abstract: An impregnation section of a die (150) and a method for impregnating at least one fiber roving with a polymer resin are disclosed. The impregnation section includes an impregnation zone (250) configured to impregnate the roving with the resin. The impregnation zone (250) includes a plurality of contact surfaces (252). The impregnation section further includes a roller (300) configured to impregnate the roving with the resin. The roller (300) is rotatable about a central axis. The method includes coating a fiber roving with a polymer resin. The method additionally includes traversing the coated roving through a impregnation zone (250) to impregnate the roving with the resin. The impregnation zone (250) includes a plurality of contact surfaces (252). The method further includes traversing the coated roving past a roller (300) to impregnate the roving with the resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: TICONA LLC
    Inventors: Aaron H. Johnson, David W. Eastep
  • 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: 20140044866
    Abstract: The invention is related to a method and an apparatus for the automated fabrication of a molecular layer made from amphiphilic molecules, in particular lipids for a lipid bilayer membrane, in the apparatus, which has a support substrate for supporting the molecular layer, a rotation element, which can be rotated on top of the support substrate, and an actuator device, by means of which the rotation element can be automatically rotated, wherein the rotation element has an outer surface, which is formed hydrophobic at least in sections, the method having the following steps: placing a first solvent, which contains amphiphilic molecules, in a region above the support substrate; causing the automatic rotation of the rotation element above the support substrate; moving the first solvent between the support substrate and the rotation element by the interaction of the rotating rotation element with the first solvent, thus forming the molecular layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG
    Inventors: Jan Behrends, Gerhard Baaken
  • Publication number: 20140030430
    Abstract: The powder-rolling device (1) includes: a pair of rolling rolls (2) to attach powder material (Y) to a sheet-shaped base material (X) by pressure; a preliminary press roll (8) to press the powder material (Y) to a circumferential surface of a rolling roll (2) before the powder material (Y) is attached to the base material (X) by pressure; and a support device (10) supporting the preliminary press roll (8) movable, so that a load applied to the preliminary press roll (8) becomes equal to a set value which has been set beforehand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventors: Chitoshi Mochizuki, Tamotsu Oda
  • Patent number: 8601972
    Abstract: A tire dressing applicator assembly comprises a linearly arranged series of toroidally-shaped plastic rollers having one or more beveled edges and reinforced for shape retaining purposes by pins which extend axially through the bodies of the elements outboard of a center opening which is adapted to receive a support shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Belanger, Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Tognetti, Mark D. Morin, Michael J. Belanger
  • Patent number: 8597720
    Abstract: A method for coating catheter balloons with a defined amount of a pharmacologically active agent, uses a coating device having a volume measuring device for releasing a measurable amount of a coating solution by means of a dispensing device specifically onto the surface of the catheter balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Hemoteq AG
    Inventors: Erika Hoffmann, Roland Horres, Volker Faust, Helmut Schreiber, Armin Von Holst, Michael Hoffmann
  • Publication number: 20130260017
    Abstract: A coating device is arranged to a strip-shaped base sheet with coating material by holding the coating material on the surface of a coating rod and bringing the base sheet into contact with the coating material held on the coating rod, while conveying the base sheet in the longitudinal direction. The coating rod has a water-repellent section, in which the entire circumferential surface of a part of the rod in the axial direction is coated with a water-repellent material that repels the coating material, and a non-water-repellent section that is not coated with the water-repellent material and arranged adjacent to the water-repellent section. Consequently, even if the base sheet is brought into contact with the coating rod, the base sheet can be adequately provided with an uncoated portion in a part in the width direction since the coating material is repelled in the water-repellent section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2010
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20130224375
    Abstract: In an apparatus for exchanging a duct roller, a first application roller, rotatable on a joint drive shaft and initially in contact with the duct roller, is swiveled away from the duct roller with a first adjustment element that is connected with the joint drive shaft and to a machine control. The first application roller is exchanged with a second application roller. A spacing between the axes of rotation for the joint drive shaft and the duct roller and a contact pressure between the duct roller and the second application roller are pre-set with a second adjustment element that is also connected to the joint drive shaft and to the machine control. The second application roller is swiveled against the duct roller with the aid of the first adjustment element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: Mueller Martini Holding AG
    Inventor: Mueller Martini Holding AG
  • Publication number: 20130209702
    Abstract: In a method for applying a multiplicity of discrete spots of adhesive, distributed over a surface area, permanently to a substrate (3), reduced formation of threads of adhesive is achieved by a rotating applicator head that bears a pattern of openings around its circumference being moved in a direction of application (11) at a lateral distance from and in relation to the surface of the substrate that is to be permanently provided with the pattern, the adhesive is forced out of the openings (2) in the applicator head in the region of a linear or strip-like spacing gap (0) formed between the substrate and the applicator head to form lenticular blobs (4B), the blobs of adhesive are brought into contact with the substrate in the region of the spacing gap, without the applicator head thereby touching the substrate, and the blobs of adhesive are pulled away from the respective openings while becoming attached to the substrate and forming spots of adhesive (4) on the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: RWR PATENTVERWALTUNG GBR
    Inventor: Josef Rothen
  • Publication number: 20130186328
    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: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: Institute of Nuclear Energy Research, Atomic Energy Council, Executive Yuan, R.O.C
    Inventor: Institute of Nuclear Energy Research, Atomic Energy Council, Executive Yuan, R.O.C
  • Patent number: 8453594
    Abstract: A device for applying a suspension to which particles, in particular corundum particles, have been added onto a base plate, with a roller mill comprising an applicator roll and a metering roll interacting with the applicator roll. An application groove with two groove halves project laterally and tilt downwards at an angle a to the horizontal with slots on the base side arranged above the roller mill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Flooring Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Frank Oldorff, Christoph Menier
  • Publication number: 20130108794
    Abstract: [Problems] In an oven used for printing machine and the like, drying is rendered possible to be conducted without decreasing traveling speed (120 m/min or more) by a short and compact drying zone for a coating liquid agent which is made aqueous as well as oily coating liquid agent. [Solving Means] A plurality of hot air blow-off nozzles 222 are provided in the drying portion 220 of the first printing unit 200. Heating guide rolls 223a are provided at the former portion, and cooling guide rolls 223b are provided at the latter portion, so that they meet the hot air blow-off nozzles 222. Liquid delivery pipes 224a for injecting hot water are connected to the heating guide rolls 223a, and liquid delivery pipes 224b for injecting cooling water are connected to the cooling guide rolls 223b. Introduced raw web 1 is heated to the boiling point of solvent or higher than that by the heating guide rolls 223a.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: NAKAMOTO PACKS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shunichiro NAKAMOTO, Tadayuki MUKAI, Yuji SEKIGUCHI
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130095247
    Abstract: Devices and methods for liquid coating are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Inventor: Ken Wilson
  • Publication number: 20130087281
    Abstract: In an indirect process, acrylic adhesive is coated on a silicone liner. A soft rubber roller is employed between a reverse anilox cylinder and an anvil cylinder in a flexo print station to reduce shear hardening in the coating process and prevent or reduce shear hardening on the print rollers. Once the coated silicone liner passes the rollers, air knives are used to speed up the drying of the adhesive on the silicone liner before the coated liner is laminated to a face stock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: WARD KRAFT, INC.
    Inventor: WARD KRAFT, INC.
  • Publication number: 20130084400
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a substrate processing apparatus is provided, in which a solvent is supplied onto a surface of a substrate having trenches made in a surface, and the substrate is rotated while a solvent holding member made of plastic material is contacting the surface of the substrate, whereby the surface of the substrate and the solvent holding member slide on each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Inventors: Masako KODERA, Gaku Minamihaba
  • Publication number: 20130081570
    Abstract: Provided are a micro ballpoint pen enabling to print directly straight, oblique, curved, dashed, broken and wavy lines and a printing apparatus including the same. The micro ballpoint pen may include a tip body including a caulking portion, at least one inner protrusion, and at least one expansible or shrinkable elastic portion, a ball provided between the caulking portion and the inner protrusion, the ball contacting and rolling on a target printing object to eject ink onto the target printing object, a supporting bar pressing the ball toward the caulking portion to form an ink outflowing channel between the caulking portion and the ball, and a control part expanding or shrinking the elastic portion to control the ink outflowing channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: SangChul LIM, Yong Suk Yang, Seongdeok Ahn, Kyoung Ik Cho
  • Publication number: 20130068158
    Abstract: An apparatus for wetting a material web with a liquid in which the material web is guided in a travel direction through the apparatus, which includes guide means for guiding the material web and application means for applying the liquid to the material web. On the side of the material web oriented away from the application means, a spray guard is provided, which rests directly against the material web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Nitschke
  • Publication number: 20130032087
    Abstract: A paint roller with an end-surface blocking piece, wherein the end-surface blocking piece is formed with a blocking groove to prevent paint from overflowing to the surface of a wall that doesn't need to be painted. Besides, the user doesn't have to turn the end-surface blocking piece when painting different surfaces of a wall in different directions since the end-surface blocking piece is round-shaped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Inventor: KAI WANG
  • Publication number: 20130008373
    Abstract: A metering device, including a holder and an insert, for coating liquid or viscous coating medium onto a moving material web. The holder being elongated and mountable to a frame and comprising an insert groove in the longitudinal direction, adapted to receive an insert, and an engagement formation in the longitudinal direction along the insert groove. The insert being elongated and comprising a rod groove in the longitudinal direction, being adapted to rotatably support a coating rod having a circular cross section and being designed to surround the coating rod over more than 180° of its circumference, and an engagement formation in the longitudinal direction along the rod groove. The engagement formations of the holder and the insert are designed to interact with a locking member to allow interconnection between the insert and the holder of the metering device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: BTG IPI, LLC
    Inventor: Ari Rousu
  • Publication number: 20120325408
    Abstract: A method for making a disposable absorbent core comprises depositing absorbent particulate polymer material from a plurality of reservoirs in a printing roll onto a substrate disposed on a grid of a support which includes a plurality of cross bars extending substantially parallel to and spaced from one another so as to form channels extending between the plurality of cross bars. The plurality of reservoirs in the first peripheral surface are arranged in an array comprising rows extending substantially parallel to and spaced from one another. A disposable absorbent article and apparatus for making an absorbent article are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventors: Harald Hermann Hundorf, Miguel Brandt Sanz, Holger Beruda, Horst Blessing, Peter Dziezok, Axel Krause, Mattias Schmidt, Lutz Stelzig
  • Publication number: 20120318193
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for applying adhesives, optionally in a retrofit-free manner, in particular PUR adhesives and dispersion adhesives, in particular PVAc adhesives, to planar objects, in particular panel-shaped components, which are made of wood, derived timber products, plastic material or the like at least in some sections, comprising at least one application roller for applying the adhesive and at least one metering roller for metering out the adhesive, the rollers being arranged next to one another forming a tapering gap into which the adhesive is supplied, wherein a glue reservoir for hot-melt adhesive and a glue reservoir for dispersion adhesive are provided, which are connected to the gap by means of a supply system or adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: Friz Kaschiertechnik GmbH
    Inventor: Stefan Specht
  • Publication number: 20120318194
    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: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: BELANGER, INC.
    Inventors: David L. TOGNETTI, Mark D. MORIN, Michael J. BELANGER, Barry S. TURNER
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120266811
    Abstract: The rotating speed of the coating brush of the image forming apparatus fluctuates between the upper limit speed and the lower limit speed across the standard speed. Consequently, the positional relation of the contact between the brush textile of the coating brush and the surface of the photographic sensitive drum varies for a wider range compared to a case where the rotating speed of the coating brush does not vary. Since the thin area of the brush textile moves for a wider range of the surface of the photographic sensitive drum in the axial direction of the rotating shaft of the photographic sensitive drum, the area where the coating amount of the lubricant is less is evened out by the area where the coating amount of the lubricant is rich, thus improving the unevenness of coating of the lubricant on the photographic sensitive drum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Masakazu NAKAMURA, Takahiro IWASAKI, Masami MARUKO
  • Publication number: 20120258240
    Abstract: Coating rollers accepting liquid media provide liquid chemicals to substrates for depositing a thin coating layer on the flat substrates, such as semiconductors or panels. The liquid media is cooled to a life-preserving temperature while shielded from the thermal energy heating the substrates to prevent degrading the liquid media. Physical barrier or temperature barrier can be established in vicinities of the rollers to further limit exposing the liquid media to high temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: Dynamic Micro Systems, Semiconductor Equipment GmbH
    Inventor: Lutz Rebstock
  • Patent number: 8251498
    Abstract: A processing liquid applying apparatus includes a processing liquid transfer roller which transfers a processing liquid to a transfer medium while rotating in a predetermined direction; a processing liquid applying section which applies the processing liquid to a surface of the processing liquid transfer roller; a downstream wall which is positioned on a downstream side in a rotating direction of the processing liquid transfer roller with respect to the processing liquid applying section; and a downstream wall moving mechanism which moves the downstream wall between a downstream wall first position at which the downstream wall is positioned when the processing liquid is transferred to the transfer medium and a downstream wall second position at which the downstream wall is positioned when the surface of the processing liquid transfer roller is washed with the processing liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoichiro Shimizu, Masahiro Nishizaki, Yoshitsugu Morita, Tomoyuki Kubo
  • Patent number: 8215259
    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: February 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Belanger, Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Tognetti, Mark D. Morin, Michael J. Belanger, Barry S. Turner
  • Patent number: 8208835
    Abstract: A protective layer forming device including: a protective agent block containing a metal soap, a protective agent supplying unit configured to supply a protective agent onto a photoconductor, and a pressing unit configured to press the protective agent supplying unit against the protective agent block, wherein the protective agent supplying unit is rotated while being pressed against the protective agent block by the pressing unit, so that the protective agent block is micronized to make the protective agent in the form of fine powder, and the protective agent in the form of fine powder is supplied onto the photoconductor, thereby forming a protective layer on the photoconductor, and wherein the protective agent in the form of fine powder has a particle diameter of 200 ?m or smaller and contains protective agent particles of 20 ?m to 200 ?m in an amount of 1% by mass to 70% by mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Kabata, Masahide Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20120141688
    Abstract: Water, oils and other liquid release agents are thinly and uniformly applied to hot cooking surfaces using an open-cell silicone foam structure. The foam is selected to have characteristics. It does not degrade chemically or physically when exposed to the liquid release agents or high-temperatures commonly encountered when frying foods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: Prince Castle LLC
    Inventor: Karl Heinze
  • Patent number: 8191499
    Abstract: The liquid application apparatus applies liquid to media of a plurality of types having different widths in a widthwise direction that is perpendicular to a direction of conveyance of the media. The liquid application apparatus includes: a liquid application member which has an application surface applying the liquid to the media; and a liquid holding member which has a plurality of recesses arranged in the widthwise direction, a plurality of liquid supply ports arranged respectively in the recesses, and a plurality of liquid discharge ports arranged respectively in the recesses, the liquid holding member forming a plurality of liquid chambers with the recesses by abutting against the application surface of the liquid application member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Furukawa, Yusuke Nakazawa