Projection Or Spray Type Patents (Class 118/300)
  • Patent number: 10974320
    Abstract: A nozzle includes an ejection section and an acceleration section. A powder is configured to be ejected from the ejection section. The acceleration section is configured to allow the powder to circle around and is configured to accelerate the powder in a peripheral direction of the powder that circles around so as to transport the powder to an opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Shanying Pan, Hiroshi Ohno, Hideshi Nakano, Kotaro Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10975527
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automated repair and maintenance operations on a railroad track comprise a work head that is automatically moved over the railroad track according to a predetermined pattern, such as the movement of an applicator for tie plugging compound according to a predetermined pattern of spike holes. The automated repair and maintenance operations may be coupled to systems and methods for automatically detecting a feature on a railroad track that comprise two or more distance measurement sensors that travel over the railroad track. Features on the railroad track are detected where the distance measured by each sensor falls within two different predetermined distance ranges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Encore Rail Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Delmonico, Stephen R. Epps, Brandon H. Long, Jacob Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10948506
    Abstract: A digital slide scanning apparatus slide rack carousel allows continuous loading and unloading of slide racks into the carousel while the digital slide scanning apparatus is simultaneously digitizing glass slides. The slide rack carousel includes a base having an interior portion of its upper surface at an angle. The slide rack carousel also includes plural rack spacers extending upward from the base and adjacent rack spacers define a rack slot. Each rack spacer also includes a rack stopper on each side such that adjacent rack spacers have rack stoppers facing each other. The rack stoppers prevent a slide rack from moving further toward the center of the carousel than desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: LEICA BIOSYSTEMS IMAGING, INC.
    Inventors: Nicholas Newberg, Prentash Djelosevic
  • Patent number: 10932372
    Abstract: In conventional fluid discharge devices, a discharge head used should be increased in size according to increase in size of a workpiece such as silicon wafer. However, if the discharge head increases in length, a deformation amount of a mask used for discharging the fluid on the workpiece increases, thereby the discharging amount varies. Discharging the fluid in a reciprocating manner is performed using a fluid discharging device including a head unit having a width shorter than a length of the workpiece. A suction port having opening portions each having a slit shape are disposed on the both sides of the discharge nozzle in a vicinity of the discharge nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: SENJU METAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Nakamura, Takashi Nauchi, Toshihiko Mutsuji, Ryoichi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10808323
    Abstract: A nozzle assembly for a cold spray deposition system includes a nozzle body with an axial bore. The axial bore defines a converging segment, a diverging segment downstream of the converging segment, and a throat fluidly connected between the converging and diverging segments of the axial bore. A particulate conduit is fixed within the axial bore and extends along the axial bore diverging segment for issuing solid particulate into the diverging segment of the axial bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: RAYTHEON TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Aaron T. Nardi, Michael A. Klecka, Louis Chiappetta, Martin Haas
  • Patent number: 10799898
    Abstract: By injecting a chemical fluid and a carrier fluid directly at each nozzle, and by then mixing the fluids at each nozzle to produce a mixed fluid, an improved spray system may be provided which does not contaminate the tank or distribution system with chemical fluid and which allows improved spraying with minimal delay. Accordingly, a system is provided on a field sprayer for independently controlling the flow rate of concentrated chemical fluid to individual spray nozzles using a high pressure chemical distribution rail or loop routed to each nozzle and solenoid injection valves to control the flow of chemical fluid to each nozzle independently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: John Posselius, Tim Stombaugh
  • Patent number: 10799909
    Abstract: A balloon coating method is disclosed for forming a coating layer on an outer surface of a balloon of a balloon catheter. The method includes an application step where a vertically extending dispensing tube for supplying a coating solution containing the water-insoluble drug and a solvent is formed at its end portion with an opening portion for discharging the coating solution therethrough and when an opening portion-formed end portion side of the dispensing tube is kept in contact with the outer surface of the balloon in such a manner as to be oriented to a rotating direction of the balloon while the balloon is rotated about an axis of the balloon, the coating solution is discharged through the opening portion and applied to the outer surface of the balloon while the dispensing tube is moved relative to the balloon in an axial direction of the balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuo Kurosaki, Hiroshi Goto, Eisuke Furuichi
  • Patent number: 10770316
    Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus includes a substrate holding unit 31 configured to hold a substrate W; an outer nozzle 45 configured to discharge a processing liquid toward a surface of the substrate from a position at an outside of an outer edge of the substrate held by the substrate holding unit such that at least a central portion of the surface of the substrate is covered with a liquid film of the discharged processing liquid; and an actuator 46 (90) configured to change a height position or a discharge angle of the outer nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Kazuki Kosai, Yoshihiro Kai, Gentaro Goshi, Hiroshi Komiya, Seiya Fujimoto, Takahisa Otsuka
  • Patent number: 10758932
    Abstract: The disclosure concerns an applicator for applying a coating agent (e.g. thick matter) to a component (e.g. motor vehicle body part) with a nozzle with a nozzle opening with a certain nozzle geometry, in particular for applying a thick matter bead to a component surface. The disclosure provides that the nozzle geometry of the nozzle opening can be adjusted without replacing the nozzle, in particular by a relative movement of two nozzle parts. Furthermore, the disclosure comprises an exchange part for such an applicator and an operating method therefor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: DÜRR SYSTEMS AG
    Inventors: Frank Schnur, Martin Wolf
  • Patent number: 10734258
    Abstract: A dispenser includes a syringe container having a first end and a second end, the syringe container having a length direction extending between the first end and the second end, a plunger movable within the syringe container along the length direction of the syringe container and configured to be positioned on a surface of an underfill solution to be received within the syringe container at a first region between the plunger and the second end, a cap attached airtightly to the first end of the syringe container, a first gas supply line configured to supply a first gas into the syringe container through the cap, and a second gas supply line extending from the cap to the plunger, the second gas supply line being in fluid communication with the first region and configured to supply a second gas into the underfill solution to be received within the syringe container at the first region through a through hole of the plunger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seong-Chan Han, Young-Rock Lee, Han-Ju Kim, Hun Han
  • Patent number: 10682663
    Abstract: A method for dispensing a flowable material is disclosed. The method comprises holding a hydraulic fluid in a reservoir at a negative pressure, inserting a cartridge tube, having an interior, into a cartridge housing, locking an over-center mechanism relative to the cartridge housing so that a hermetic seal is created between a plunger and an interior of the cartridge tube and between an end-cap and the interior of the cartridge tube, and turning a rotary actuator in a rotational direction so that a linear actuator advances a piston within the reservoir to transfer at least a portion of the hydraulic fluid from the reservoir to a flowable-material dispenser through the end-cap and into the interior of the cartridge tube, causing the plunger to advance within the cartridge tube in a forward plunger direction, away from the end-cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: John W. Pringle, IV, Angelica Davancens, Branko Sarh
  • Patent number: 10675711
    Abstract: A mask extension welding apparatus for thin film deposition to extend and weld a mask on a frame includes an extension unit configured to extend the mask in a first direction, a pressure unit configured to press the mask towards the frame, and a laser welding unit configured to weld the mask and the frame. The pressure unit includes an upper housing, a lower housing spaced apart from the upper housing with respect to a fluid inlet, and a porous plate disposed at a downstream of the fluid inlet, the porous plate connecting the upper housing and the lower housing, and configured to eject a fluid supplied through the fluid inlet towards the mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jeongwon Han
  • Patent number: 10639655
    Abstract: A robotic electrostatic painting system includes a barrier formed from an electrical insulating material and disposed between adjacent reservoirs for holding a conductive paint used in an electrostatic painting operation. The barrier is shaped and dimensioned with a central plate and upper and lower flanges to block every straight line path between the reservoirs to electrostatically separate the reservoirs and prevent the formation of a ground path or short circuit when there is a voltage difference between the reservoirs. The electrostatic separation of the reservoirs further prevents deterioration of conductive components of the robotic electrostatic painting system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: FANUC AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Douglas B. Waineo, Ernest M. Otani
  • Patent number: 10610877
    Abstract: A rubber fixing apparatus and a coater are provided. The rubber fixing apparatus includes: a storing device, in which a cavity configured to receive at least one rubber and an outlet communicated with the cavity are provided; and a fixing structure provided on the storing device and outside the cavity. The rubber is moved from the cavity through the outlet in a first direction and is fixed to the fixing structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI XINSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lu Cheng, Haitao Long, Feiji Zhou, Xiaodong Yang, Haitao Bai, Wenxi Zhu, Xu Xu, Lin Li
  • Patent number: 10577176
    Abstract: A shipping container includes a pair of side walls, a rear end, a front end, a roof, and a base frame. The base frame includes two longitudinal bottom side rails and a plurality of parallel bottom cross members on which a corrugated steel floor is resting and to which the cross members are secured. The steel floor includes a plurality of floor slabs and the steel floor includes corrugations. The corrugations having ridges and grooves running in a lengthwise direction of the container towards an opening for loading and unloading goods to be shipped or stored in the container. Attachments for lashing are installed in the corrugated steel floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: MAERSK CONTAINER INDUSTRY A/S
    Inventors: Gert Jorgensen, Lars Lubker
  • Patent number: 10555557
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette and a method for controlling heating and atomization of electronic cigarette are provided. The electronic cigarette includes a power supply device (1), a heating element (2) and a control device (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN SMOORE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Pingkun Liu
  • Patent number: 10525494
    Abstract: A system includes a production process information system configured to be installed within a service shop, an air supply flow meter configured to detect air flow to a first manual sprayer and send the detected air flow to the production process information system, and a coating material flow meter configured to detect fluid flow to the first manual sprayer and send the detected fluid flow to the production process information system. The production process information system is configured to determine sprayer usage parameters based on the air flow and the fluid flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Carlisle Fluid Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Richard Hooper, Jonathan Jean Guernsey
  • Patent number: 10507676
    Abstract: An inkjet recording apparatus includes an inkjet head, a head base, a conveyance unit, and a rotation mechanism. The inkjet head ejects ink on to a sheet. The inkjet head is fixed to the head base. The conveyance unit faces the inkjet head and conveys the sheet. The rotation mechanism rotates the head base and the conveyance unit around an axis perpendicular to a sheet conveyance surface of the conveyance unit while maintaining a constant relative position of the head base to the conveyance unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Yuzuru Yuasa
  • Patent number: 10483179
    Abstract: To enhance the reliability of a semiconductor device. A semiconductor device is provided that includes a semiconductor element having a first pad, a frame member having a second pad, a connection member that contains at least one of copper and silver and connects the first pad and the second pad, and a sealing portion that is formed of resin composition containing no sulfur and seals the semiconductor element, the frame member, and the connection member, wherein arithmetic mean roughness of an upper surface of the first pad is equal to or greater than 0.02 ?m. Arithmetic mean roughness of an upper surface of the second pad may be greater than the arithmetic mean roughness of the first pad. Sulfur content contained in the resin composition may be less than NH4 ion content contained in the resin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Yasuda
  • Patent number: 10479850
    Abstract: A tool provided that individually creates three-dimensional structural elements which are sequentially positioned into formation of a shaped object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: Robert J. Fleming
  • Patent number: 10442053
    Abstract: A carrier device (10) is for handling a lens (12) which is received therein and which has a lateral edge (21), in particular for handling an eyeglass lens (12) in a machining or finishing process. The carrier device (10) comprises a main body (14) and has a connecting member (24) for releasably connecting the main body (14) to the received lens (12). The connecting member (24) forms, with the main body (14), a protective cover (15) surrounding the lateral edge (21) of the received lens (12) and a surface (30) of the received lens (12) directed toward the main body (14). The connecting member (24) is releasably connected to the main body (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Vision International GmbH
    Inventors: Ralf Meschenmoser, Joerg Puetz, Thomas Schirle, Norbert Kurz
  • Patent number: 10436042
    Abstract: In a method for coating an airfoil member, the airfoil member comprises: a platform having a surface; and an airfoil having an end at the platform surface. The method comprises applying, via suspension plasma spray or solution plasma spray, a ceramic coating: to the airfoil with a first average coating thickness; and to the platform surface with a second average thickness at least 90% of the first average thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventors: Jessica L. Serra, Brian T. Hazel
  • Patent number: 10414670
    Abstract: The present invention relates to water purification using solar energy. More specifically, systems and methods according to the present invention collect solar energy to heat non-potable water in a super-insulated structure. Compressed heated air is injected to evaporate water vapor out of brackish water, saltwater, or dirty water, thereby creating saturated air. The saturated air is drawn through a cooling tower and distilled water is precipitated. The systems and methods employ heat recovery and recycling processes to maximize energy efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Global Water Farms Corporation
    Inventor: Jonathan Becker
  • Patent number: 10413919
    Abstract: This electrostatic sprayer of coating products with external load, comprises a bowl rotatable about an axis, a turbine for rotating the bowl around this axis, and a plurality of first electrodes distributed around the axis and each capable of emitting, when the sprayer is operating and is at least partly in the direction on an object to be coated, a first ion flux from a first point. The first points are arranged in a first circle centered on and perpendicular to the axis. The sprayer comprises second electrodes each capable of emitting, when the sprayer is operating and mainly or exclusively in the direction of an edge of the bowl, a second ion flux, of the same sign as the first ion flux, from second points arranged in a second circle centered on and perpendicular to the axis, and having a different radius than the first circle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: SAMES KREMLIN
    Inventors: Didier Chevron, Eric Prus
  • Patent number: 10399169
    Abstract: A solder supply device is provided with solder cup housing liquid solder that is tubular and open at one end, a positive/negative pressure supply device capable of controlling the pressure inside the solder cup, a supply nozzle for dispensing solder from the solder cup, and a solder cutting device that cuts solder supplied from the supply nozzle by ejecting compressed air. Solder is supplied from the supply nozzle by increasing the pressure inside the solder cup using the positive/negative pressure supply device. When stopping the supply of solder from the supply nozzle, the pressure inside the solder cup is decreased using the positive/negative pressure supply device, and solder is cut by the solder cutting device to match the timing of pressure inside the solder cup decreasing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ritsuo Hirukawa, Takenobu Kato, Kento Asaoka
  • Patent number: 10395950
    Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus performs: a pressure raising process of raising a pressure within the processing container to a processing pressure higher than a critical pressure of the processing fluid, after the substrate is accommodated in the processing container; and a circulation process of supplying the processing fluid to the processing container and discharging the processing fluid from the processing container while keeping a pressure at which the processing fluid is maintained in the supercritical state, within the processing container. In the pressure raising process, the supply of the processing fluid from the second fluid supply unit is stopped and the processing fluid is supplied from the first fluid supply unit into the processing container until at least the pressure within the processing container reaches the critical pressure. In the circulation process, the processing fluid is supplied into the processing container from the second fluid supply unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Gentaro Goshi, Keisuke Egashira, Yosuke Kawabuchi, Hiromi Kiyose, Takuro Masuzumi, Hiroki Ohno, Kento Tsukano, Hiroshi Marumoto, Shotaro Kitayama
  • Patent number: 10354872
    Abstract: Techniques herein include a bladder-based dispense system using an elongate bladder configured to selectively expand and contract to assist with dispense actions. This dispense system compensates for filter-lag, which often accompanies fluid filtering for microfabrication. This dispense system also provides a high-purity and high precision dispense unit. A meniscus sensor monitors a position of a meniscus of process fluid at a nozzle. The elongate bladder unit is used to maintain a position of the meniscus at a particular location by selectively expanding or contracting the bladder, thereby moving or holding a meniscus position. Expansion of the elongate bladder is also used for a suck-back action after completing a dispense action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Anton J. deVilliers, Rodney L. Robison, Ronald Nasman, David Travis, James Grootegoed, Norman A. Jacobson, Jr., David Hetzer, Lior Huli, Joshua S. Hooge
  • Patent number: 10328245
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for forming a coating layer on an outer surface of a balloon of a balloon catheter. The method includes supplying a coating solution containing a drug and a solvent through an end portion of a flexible dispensing tube with an opening portion for discharging the coating solution through the end portion of the flexible dispensing tube; keeping in contact an opening portion-formed end portion side of the dispensing tube with the outer surface of the balloon in such a manner as to be oriented in a direction opposite to a rotating direction of the balloon; rotating the balloon about an axis of the balloon; and discharging the coating solution through the opening portion and applying the coating solution to the outer surface of the balloon while the dispensing tube is moved relative to the balloon in an axial direction of the balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuo Kurosaki, Ryosuke Suzuki, Eisuke Furuichi
  • Patent number: 10323357
    Abstract: A functional substance adsorption device for fibers including: a casing having a space formed therein and an opening and closing door located on the front surface thereof; a drum rotatably disposed inside the casing and having a space formed therein to put the fibers therein and a plurality of fine through holes formed thereon; a driving part disposed on one side of the casing to rotate the drum; and a fine particle supply part comprising a fine particle supply hose communicating with the outer periphery of the casing, a vaporization tank connected to one side of the fine particle supply hose, a pneumatic ultrasound generator disposed inside the vaporization tank to vaporize an antimicrobial agent, and an air compressor for supplying pneumatic pressure to the pneumatic ultrasound generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: NATURON CO., LTD
    Inventor: Jang Suk Lee
  • Patent number: 10293351
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a paint spraying apparatus including a housing, a spray head, and a paint container, with a handle, a first receptacle space for a blower, and a second receptacle space for an air filter are formed by the housing. The housing includes a central housing part having a first housing portion and a second housing portion and a rear housing part. The first housing portion is configured so as to be shell-shaped and open toward the rear housing part, with the second housing portion projecting radially from the first housing portion, such that the first housing portion of the central housing part forms a first part of the first receptacle space, and a shell-shaped first housing portion, open toward the central housing part, of the rear housing part forms a second part of the first receptacle space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: J. Wagner GmbH
    Inventor: Elmar Krayer
  • Patent number: 10246087
    Abstract: A system and method for mitigating collisions for an articulated work vehicle is disclosed. The system includes a controller configured to determine a safe-zone around the articulated work vehicle based on signals corresponding to sensed objects around the articulated work vehicle. The controller is further configured to determine a position and velocity of one or more peripheral points on the articulated work vehicle based on signals from a set of sensor systems operatively coupled to the articulated work vehicle. The controller is further configured to receive a driver control input. The controller is further configured to apply a limit to the driver control input when a peripheral point on the articulated work vehicle is expected to be within a predetermined distance to a nearest edge of the safe-zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Mitchell, Adam M. Plecker, Mark A. Robinson, Shaun R. Melchiori
  • Patent number: 10239187
    Abstract: Methods for post-mold processing a Venturi device for generating vacuum are disclosed that improve the evacuation time thereof. The methods include providing a molded Venturi device having a body defining a Venturi gap between an outlet end of a converging motive passageway and an inlet end of a diverging discharge passageway, where the outlet end defines a motive exit having flash extending radially inward and the inlet end defines a discharge inlet having flash extending radially inward. Then, the method includes positioning the molded Venturi device with an inlet end of the converging motive passageway facing a blasting nozzle or with an outlet end of a diverging discharge passageway facing a blasting nozzle, and propelling blasting media into the motive inlet or the discharge exit of the Venturi device to remove the flash in the motive exit and in the discharge inlet, or vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Dayco IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: David E. Fletcher, Matthew C. Gilmer, Keith Hampton, Andrew D. Niedert
  • Patent number: 10173233
    Abstract: Aerosols can be created by filament stretching and breaking of Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids by applying a strain to and stretching the fluid. The fluid is stretched along a strain pathway and forms a fluid filament between diverging surfaces. The stretched fluid filament breaks into droplets that can be harvested to form a mist or aerosol. The aerosol creation systems can include one or more pairs of counter-rotating rollers that are positioned adjacent to each other that stretch the fluid or a pair of pistons that move toward and away from each other to stretch the fluid. Some aerosol creation systems can include multiple pairs of counter-rotating rollers that are positioned in a circular, oval, or linear pattern. The aerosol creation system with multiple pairs of counter-rotating rollers can generate mist is one or more directions and can be positioned between two concentric rings or linearly, among other configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: David Mathew Johnson, Victor Beck
  • Patent number: 10144033
    Abstract: A substrate is held and rotated in a horizontal attitude by a rotation holder. A coating liquid is supplied by a coating liquid supplier to a surface to be processed of the substrate rotated by the rotation holder. A first removal liquid is supplied by a first removal liquid supplier to a first annular region at a peripheral portion of the substrate rotated by the rotation holder before the coating liquid supplied by the coating liquid supplier loses fluidity. In this state, a supply position of the first removal liquid by the first removal liquid supplier is moved from an inner edge to an outer edge of the first annular region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanori Imamura, Masashi Kanaoka, Hidetoshi Sagawa, Yoshinori Tawaratani, Masaaki Furukawa
  • Patent number: 10111415
    Abstract: A spraying system for spraying a fluid includes a nozzle assembly configured to spray the fluid in response to receiving a control signal, a sensor configured to transmit a detection signal upon detection of a target, and a user interface configured to receive input from an operator. The spraying system further includes a control system communicatively coupled to the sensor to receive the detection signal from the sensor, the control system configured to transmit the control signal to the nozzle assembly at least in part in response to reception of the detection signal, the control system further configured to determine a fluid band length and an offset distance of the fluid band length from the target based at least in part on information input by the operator to the user interface. The user interface displays a graphic representation of the fluid band length and the offset distance relative to the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: CAPSTAN AG SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Troy C. Kolb, Adam Madison, Tyron Johnson, Kent Dieball
  • Patent number: 10105719
    Abstract: Provided is an electrostatic atomizing device which performs atomization at low cost. An electrostatic atomizing device (M4) is installed in an atomization chamber (10) of a separation apparatus. The electrostatic atomizing device (M4) includes a plate-like inclined surface electrode (101) and a plate-like counter electrode (102) parallel to the surface electrode (101). A solution is diffused by diffusers (108) onto an upper end of the surface electrode (101). The solution flows down along a front surface of the surface electrode (101) while being spread in a thin film form, and is atomized by an electric field between the surface electrode (101) and the counter electrode (102).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: NANOMIST TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuo Matsuura
  • Patent number: 10100412
    Abstract: A nozzle assembly for a cold spray deposition system includes a nozzle body with an axial bore. The axial bore defines a converging segment, a diverging segment downstream of the converging segment, and a throat fluidly connected between the converging and diverging segments of the axial bore. A particulate conduit is fixed within the axial bore and extends along the axial bore diverging segment for issuing solid particulate into the diverging segment of the axial bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Aaron T. Nardi, Michael A. Klecka, Louis Chiappetta, Martin Haas
  • Patent number: 10099041
    Abstract: Embodiments herein include apparatus and methods for coating medical devices. In an embodiment, a coating apparatus is included having a coating application unit including a movement restriction structure, a fluid applicator having a lengthwise major axis, a fluid distribution bar having a body angled with respect to the major lengthwise axis of the fluid applicator between 0 and 20 degrees, a rotation mechanism and an axial motion mechanism. The axial motion mechanism configured to cause movement of at least one of the coating application unit and the rotation mechanism with respect to one another. Other embodiments are also included herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Surmodics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph A. Chappa, Andrew G. Bach, Mark MacGregor
  • Patent number: 10046372
    Abstract: A liquid processing apparatus includes a plurality of liquid processing units, a plurality of individual exhaust paths, a common exhaust path, a first outside air intake section, a first regulation valve, a second outside air intake section, and a second regulation valve. The liquid processing units perform a liquid processing on a processing target object. An exhaust gas from an inside of the liquid processing unit flows in the individual exhaust paths. The exhaust gas from the individual exhaust paths flows in the common exhaust path. The first outside air intake section is formed at the most upstream side to introduce outside air. The first regulation valve is provided in the first outside air intake section. The second outside air intake section is formed at a downstream side of the common exhaust path from the connection. The second regulation valve is provided in the second outside air intake section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Kazuya Goda, Yoshifumi Amano, Nobuya Yamamoto, Go Ayabe
  • Patent number: 10040946
    Abstract: A functional film manufacturing method, in manufacturing a functional film having an organic layer on a support and an inorganic layer on the organic layer, comprises steps of preparing a coating material containing an organic compound which has a glass transition temperature of 100° C. or higher and is to be the organic layer, and an organic solvent; coating a support surface with 5 cc/m2 or more of the coating material such that the organic layer thickness becomes 0.05 to 3 ?m; forming the organic layer by drying the coating material on the support surface such that the coating material has a viscosity of 20 cP or higher and a surface tension of 34 mN/m or less in a decreasing-rate-of-drying state, and curing the organic compound; and forming the inorganic layer on the organic layer surface by a vapor phase deposition method accompanied by generation of plasma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Eijiro Iwase
  • Patent number: 10005273
    Abstract: A printing base comprises: a carrying base, an extension base, a vacuum pump and a gas injection valve; the extension base is located at the periphery of the carrying base; the surface of the carrying base has at least one absorbing hole for absorbing the substrate, and the surface of the extension base has at least one injecting hole. By adding a extension base at the periphery of the carrying base, the invention can avoid the provision of test area at the periphery of the display area on the substrate, and increase the area of the display area, and in turn reduce the bezel width of the liquid crystal display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chunjing Hu, Li Sun
  • Patent number: 9988708
    Abstract: A dyeing device dyes a resin body by vaporizing and depositing a sublimation dye adhered to a dyeing base to a resin body and fixing the dye to the resin body. The dyeing device lowers the pressure inside a closed chamber that closes the periphery of the resin body by a pump. In the state where the adhesion surface of the dyeing base to which the dye is adhered faces the resin body without contact, by heating the dye adhered to the dyeing base inside the closed chamber of which the pressure is lowered, the dye is sublimated, vaporized, and deposited on the resin body. The pressure inside the closed chamber is raised higher than the pressure at the vaporizing and depositing time. By irradiating the resin body on which the dye is vaporized and deposited with electromagnetic wave, the resin body is heated and the dye is and fixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuo Ota, Minoru Inuzuka, Atsushi Yano, Motoshi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9987103
    Abstract: An orthodontic protection device including: a protective layer shaped sized to fit over the facial surface of at least one tooth of a human and any orthodontic appliances affixed to the facial surfaces of the at least one tooth, wherein the protective layer includes a moldable material; and an adhesive layer including at least one hygroscopic polymeric material on a facial surface of the protective layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: OrVance, LLC
    Inventors: Eric D. Hannapel, David Gerard Jablonski
  • Patent number: 9987714
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for installing a frangible collar onto a fastener installed in a hole using an end effector in which rotation of the fastener is not restricted by the hole. Rotation of the fastener may be restricted using the end effector. A frangible collar may be installed onto the fastener by an element installer of the end effector while the while restricting rotation of the fastener. A frangible portion of the frangible collar may be sheared off by torqueing the frangible portion using the end effector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Raymond Neil Henderson, Edward John Batt
  • Patent number: 9975151
    Abstract: Embodiments of the inventive concepts provide an apparatus and a method for treating a substrate. The apparatus includes a substrate support unit supporting the substrate, and a liquid supply unit supplying a treatment solution to the substrate supported by the substrate support unit. The liquid supply unit includes a nozzle discharging the treatment solution to the substrate, a liquid supply line supplying the treatment solution to the nozzle, a mixing member installed on the liquid supply line, a mixing space formed within the mixing member, and a gas supply line connected to the mixing member to supply a gas into the mixing space. The mixing member includes a body within which the mixing space is formed, and an inflow port combined with the body such that the gas supplied through the inflow port is mixed with the treatment solution in the mixing space to form nano-sized bubbles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: SEMES Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tae Keun Kim, Oh Jin Kwon, Ki Hoon Choi
  • Patent number: 9937521
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a method for spraying a chemical solution that makes it possible to uniformly apply a chemical solution onto a moving body and that exhibits excellent spraying efficiency. [Solution] The present invention is directed to a method for spraying a chemical solution in which, in a dry part D of a paper-making machine, a chemical solution is continuously sprayed onto a moving body that guides wet paper X, while a nozzle device S is reciprocating in directions orthogonal to a moving direction of the moving body with the moving body in motion, wherein: the moving body is a cylindrical dryer roller D1 or an endless canvas K1; and a travel distance H that the nozzle device S moves during a single rotation of the moving body and a width W of a sprayed area that is formed on the moving body by the nozzle device S satisfy the relationship represented by the following expression: 0.5?H/W?20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: MAINTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Sekiya, Daisuke Kobayashi, Hideaki Mori, Hiraku Sawada, Tomohiko Nagatsuka
  • Patent number: 9931658
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for determining process parameters for the spray application of viscous fluids, which can include an application system, which can be actuated by predefining input parameters, for a viscous fluid having at least the components of metering device, fluid valve and application nozzle. The dynamic behavior of the application system can be dependent, with respect to the volume flow profile of the viscous fluid during the application, and also on predefinable control process parameters. Methods are disclosed for determining and applying process parameters for the spray application of viscous fluids with a system, and for controlling the spray application of an application system, which can be actuated by predefining input parameters, for a viscous fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Jens Hofschulte, Jurgen Ott
  • Patent number: 9931689
    Abstract: A method and manufacturing unit for producing a rotor blade (5) of a wind turbine (1) from at least a first rotor blade element (11, 11?, 12, 12?) and a second rotor blade element (11, 11?, 12, 12?). The first rotor blade element (11, 11?, 12, 12?) and the second rotor blade element (11, 11?, 12, 12?) are positioned in the desired relative arrangement with respect to each other such that a joint gap (13) remains between the first rotor blade element (11, 11?, 12, 12?) and the second rotor blade element (11, 11?, 12, 12?). Adhesive is introduced into the joint gap (13) for joining the first rotor blade element (11, 11?, 12, 12?) and the second rotor blade element (11, 11?, 12, 12?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Senvion SE
    Inventors: Lenz Simon Zeller, Maik Gunther
  • Patent number: 9899230
    Abstract: The embodiments disclosed herein pertain to novel methods and apparatus for removing material from a substrate. In certain embodiments, the method and apparatus are used to remove negative photoresist, though the disclosed techniques may be implemented to remove a variety of materials. In practicing the disclosed embodiments, a stripping solution may be introduced from an inlet to an internal manifold, sometimes referred to as a cross flow manifold. The solution flows laterally through a relatively narrow cavity between the substrate and the base plate. Fluid exits the narrow cavity at an outlet, which is positioned on the other side of the substrate, opposite the inlet and internal manifold. The substrate spins while in contact with the stripping solution to achieve a more uniform flow over the face of the substrate. In some embodiments, the base plate includes protuberances which operate to increase the flow rate (and thereby increase the local Re) near the face of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Novellus Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan L. Buckalew, Steven T. Mayer, David Porter, Thomas A. Ponnuswamy
  • Patent number: 9880475
    Abstract: Provided is a lithography apparatus that includes a plurality of patterning devices each of which is configured to perform patterning for a substrate supplied from a preprocessing apparatus; and a controller configured to control the plurality of patterning devices such that a plurality of substrates respectively belonging to a plurality of lots is subjected to parallel processings by the plurality of patterning devices based on a plurality of recipe information respectively corresponding to the plurality of lots, and transmit information regarding a schedule of the parallel processings to the preprocessing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinichiro Koga, Noburu Takakura, Akihiko Kawamura