Work-supported And Guided Carriage Patents (Class 118/305)
  • Patent number: 11292021
    Abstract: An adjustable landscaping marking tool includes a strap having a hook disposed at a strap first end, a hook receiving ring disposed on an adjustable connector at a middle section, and at least one (1) marking device aperture disposed at a strap second end. The device is configured to permit a user to secure the hook about a vertical support structure. A marking means secured within a desired marking device aperture may then be used to circumscribe a mark on the ground surface around the vertical support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventor: Tim Cumblidge
  • Patent number: 11220797
    Abstract: A ground marking apparatus is configured to apply marking material to a ground surface. The ground marking apparatus includes a beam supported by a beam mount and extending along a beam axis. A carriage is disposed on the beam and movable on the beam along the beam axis. A carriage motor operably interfaces with the beam and is configured to move the carriage along the beam. A dispense arm is supported by the carriage and is configured to move relative to the beam as the carriage moves along the beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Graco Minnesota Inc.
    Inventors: James C. Schroeder, Mark D. Shultz, Roland M. Bedard, Daniel D. Rohling
  • Patent number: 11154893
    Abstract: A fence painting system enables applying a coating to a both the front and back of the fence simultaneously. The system uses spray modules mounted to an anchor to apply the coating. The anchor attaches to the top of the fence and lowers the spray models with an extension device. The modules detect the ground as they descend with a sensor that prevents the modules from impacting the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Inventor: Matt Matern
  • Patent number: 11077456
    Abstract: A real-time measurement and marking apparatus is provided. The disclosure providing a portable marking device comprising: a housing including a main housing structure and a can cover, the main housing structure having a front open end, a rear nozzle end, a top surface, a bottom surface, and a pair of opposing side walls, wherein at least one of the side walls defines an aperture, the can cover having a rear open end, a front closed end, the can cover extending at the rear open end to selectively engage with the aperture defined by at least one of the side walls releasably securing a spray can within the housing; a nozzle member positioned at the rear nozzle end of the of the main housing structure; an optical measuring apparatus for real-time measuring of a distance between a point of focus and the portable marking device activated by one or more buttons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventor: Tom Beaumont
  • Patent number: 10940499
    Abstract: An Tube Spray Gun for coating an elongated member comprising a handle, a flow trigger, at least one positioner engaging the member and adapted to maintain a spray tip in a desired position relative to the member, a mounting means for releasably engaging the spray tip assembly around the member, a coating supply fluidly connected to the spray tip and a flow activated by the trigger and a spray tip assembly calibrated to provide complete radial coverage of the member, whereby an user engages the positioner placing the apparatus around the member and activates the flow trigger while moving the apparatus along the member to coat the entire radial surface of the member with a single pass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventor: David S Pletcher
  • Patent number: 10777434
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a spray measurement system having a jig device that allows measuring spray output of one or more spray nozzles and determine spray distribution patterns of the spray nozzles are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: OEM Group, LLC
    Inventors: Darren O'Reilly, Christian Forgey, Joshua Levinson, Jeff Garbacik, Alexander Trufanov, Robert Kraiger, David Brady
  • Patent number: 10456805
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and apparatus for receiving, at a fluid dispensing apparatus, a control signal, wherein the control signal may be received from a base station, wherein the control signal, when received, may cause the fluid dispensing apparatus to perform operations. The operations may include generating a positive pressure within a fluid cartridge of the fluid dispensing apparatus by adjusting, via a motor of the fluid dispensing apparatus, a drive rod and piston of the fluid dispensing apparatus in a first direction relative to the fluid cartridge to dispense fluid in the fluid cartridge via a nozzle of the fluid dispensing apparatus. The operations may include generating a negative pressure within the fluid cartridge by adjusting, via the motor, the drive rod and piston in a second direction relative to the fluid cartridge to draw fluid into the fluid cartridge via the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Fishman Corporation
    Inventor: W. Scott Beebe
  • Patent number: 10450809
    Abstract: A containment head comprises a center aperture, a reservoir, a wiping rubber, an outer body, a bottom plate and a support cylinder. The center aperture comprises a central portion of the containment head configured to pass around a tubing. The reservoir comprises a space within the outer body and above the bottom plate. The containment head is configured to selectively attach to a tubing cleaning assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventors: Steve Hefner, Deborah Hefner
  • Patent number: 10415196
    Abstract: A line striper includes a frame supported by a plurality of wheels, a spray gun supported by the frame and positioned for ground spraying, a pump for supplying line striping fluid to the spray gun, the pump supported by the frame, an electric motor for driving the pump, the motor supported by the frame, a motor control attached to the motor and electrically connected to the motor, an inverter electrically connected to the motor control, the inverter supported by the frame, a first battery electrically connected to the inverter, the first battery supported by the frame, and a power switch electrically connected to the inverter, the motor control, and the first battery, the power switch supported by the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Graco Minnesota Inc.
    Inventors: Mark D. Shultz, David M. Larsen, James C. Schroeder
  • Patent number: 10392757
    Abstract: A line striper for ground marking with a sprayable fluid includes a horizontal frame, a front wheel mounted to the horizontal frame, a left rear wheel and a right rear wheel mounted to the horizontal frame, a rear axle extending from one or both of the left rear wheel and the right rear wheel, a mounting arm assembly connected to the horizontal frame, a spray gun mounted on the mounting arm assembly and positioned for spraying the ground, a pump mounted on the horizontal frame, the pump configured to pump the sprayable fluid to the spray gun, and a fluid reservoir support stage removably positioned over the horizontal frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Graco Minnesota Inc.
    Inventors: Mark D. Shultz, David M. Larsen, James C. Schroeder
  • Patent number: 10364537
    Abstract: An apparatus is for constructing a guide line for a road. The apparatus includes a painting apparatus part that stores a lane paint, is driven by receiving power, and supplies the lane paint. A nozzle part is installed in the painting apparatus part and sprays the lane paint supplied from the painting apparatus part on a road to form a guide line for a road including at least one of a directional mark and a lane. An adjustment part is installed in the painting apparatus part and adjusts at least one of a location and an interval of the lane paint sprayed from the nozzle part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: KOREA EXPRESSWAY CORP.
    Inventors: Doo-pyo Hong, Doo-haeng Lee, Geon Cheol Seo, Hong-kwan Seo, Kyung Ju Lee
  • Patent number: 10329396
    Abstract: An asymmetric immobilization process that immobilizes a one or more receptor biomolecules on one or more solid surfaces is provided. The asymmetric immobilization process includes the following steps: (i) activating the one or more solid surfaces using an oxidizing agent; (ii) treating the one or more solid surfaces with aminosilane to obtain a one or more amine functionalized solid surfaces; (iii) treating the one or more receptor biomolecules with a 1-Ethyl-3-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)carbodiimide (EDC) to obtain a one or more site-specific EDC activated receptor biomolecules; and (iv) immobilizing the one or more site-specific EDC activated receptor biomolecules on a first layer of the one or more amine functionalized solid surfaces, wherein the immobilizing comprises treating the one or more site-specific EDC activated receptor biomolecules with amine groups of the first layer of the one or more amine functionalized solid surfaces to form a covalent amide bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventors: Nitin Kale, Sumona Dhara, Dadasaheb Sangave, Kapil Bardeja
  • Patent number: 10196103
    Abstract: The self-moving device comprises an outer frame (100), and a base body (200) rotatably connected on the outer frame (100). The base body (200) includes a control unit and a walking unit. A fixing pin (300) is connected to the base body (200). One end of the fixing pin (300) is movably fixed to the base body (200), and the other end is a pin head (320). When the pin head (320) is engaged within the pin slot (110), the base body (200) is connected to and engaged with the outer frame (100). When the pin head (320) is separated from the pin slot (110), the base body (200) rotates with respect to the outer frame (100). When the detection mechanism detects that the pin head (320) is engaged and fixed within the pin slot (110), the control unit controls the walking unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Ecovacs Robotics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jinju Tang
  • Patent number: 10168347
    Abstract: Automated pipetting systems and methods are disclosed for aspirating and dispensing fluids, particularly biological samples. In one aspect, a liquid dispenser includes a manifold and one or more pipette channels. The manifold includes a vacuum channel, a pressure channel, and a plurality of lanes. Each lane includes an electrical connector, a port to the pressure channel, and a port to the vacuum channel. The pipette channels can be modular. Each pipette channel includes a single dispense head and can be selectively and independently coupled to any one lane of the plurality of lanes. In some aspects, a valve in the pipette channel is in simultaneous fluid communication with a pressure port and a vacuum port of the manifold. The valve selectively diverts gas under pressure and gas under vacuum to the dispense head in response to control signals received through the electrical connector of the manifold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Stephen LaChance, Alyssa Shedlosky, Alexander Clark, Redeat Girma Alemu, Craig Bark, Steven Charles Rotundo, Michael T. Vansickler
  • Patent number: 10081032
    Abstract: An applicator system includes a delivery apparatus and a dispenser assembly. The delivery apparatus includes a carrier configured to support first and second containers containing first and second liquids, the first and second containers having first and second outlets. The dispenser assembly includes a frame, a first distribution manifold removably connected to the frame, and a plurality of nozzles. The first distribution manifold includes an inlet and a plurality of outlets in fluid communication with the inlet. Each of the plurality of nozzles is removably fluidly coupled to a corresponding outlet of the first distribution manifold. The applicator system further includes a first hose, wherein one end of the first hose is removably fluidly coupleable to the inlet of the first distribution manifold and another end of the first hose is removably fluidly coupleable to at least one of the first outlet and the second outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: ADVANTEC BUILDING PRODUCTS
    Inventors: John Rundo, Mark Rundo, Ronald J. Janoski
  • Patent number: 10062586
    Abstract: A chemical fluid processing apparatus and a chemical fluid processing method are described, to treat a substrate with a plurality of chemical fluids such that substantially constant temperature is maintained across a substrate surface. The apparatus includes a discharge nozzle above the substrate to supply a first chemical fluid at a first temperature to a front surface of the substrate, a bar nozzle oriented in a radial direction of the substrate to supply a second chemical fluid at a second temperature to the front surface or a back surface of the substrate, the second temperature being higher than the first temperature, and where the bar nozzle includes a plurality of outlets for discharging the second chemical fluid to a plurality of contacting places on the front surface or the back surface of the substrate at different distances from the center of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Derek W Bassett, Wallace P Printz, Gentaro Goshi, Hisashi Kawano, Yoshihiro Kai
  • Patent number: 9966281
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a cleaning unit for a chemical mechanical polishing (CMP) process. The cleaning unit comprises a cleaning solution; a brush configured to scrub a wafer during the CMP process; and a spray nozzle configured to apply the cleaning solution to the wafer when the brush scrubs the wafer during the CMP process. In some embodiments, the spray nozzle includes an inlet where the cleaning solution enters the spray nozzle and an outlet where the cleaning solution exits the spray nozzle. In some embodiments, an inlet area (A0) is different from an outlet area (A1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Chien-Ping Lee, Hui-Chi Huang
  • Patent number: 9920493
    Abstract: A liquid spray device is described for applying a variety of liquids, such as paint, to a surface. In one embodiment, the liquid spray device comprises a frame, an axel mounted to the frame, two wheels, each attached to the axel at opposing ends of the axel, a spray gun mount coupled to the axel, and a spray gun mounted to the spray gun mount comprising a nozzle in substantially vertical alignment with the axel, for applying the liquid under pressure to a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Inventor: Bruce Provost
  • Patent number: 9376818
    Abstract: The apparatus of the invention in conjunction with the spraying unit will unroll the fabric, form it to the shape of the existing profile, and embed the fabric in the applied coating. Not only does the method greatly enhance the quality of the installation providing fewer wrinkles and bubbles, but also its construction greatly protects the roof deck against the effects of the environment. The apparatus of the invention requires fewer workers to operate and sequentially organizes every step reducing safety issues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Inventor: Matthew M Kelly
  • Patent number: 9338938
    Abstract: Agricultural rate adjustments performed by autopilots or farm information displays help eliminate guesswork and improve farm efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Trimble Navigation Limited
    Inventors: Michael F Cash, Douglas B Mayfield, Gregory D Chiocco, Geoffrey W Mirfin
  • Patent number: 9245867
    Abstract: A package-on-package (POP) electronic device may include first and second packaging substrates, a solder interconnection providing electrical and mechanical coupling between the first and second packaging substrates, and first and second sealing layers between the first and second packaging substrates. The first and second sealing layers may be respective first and second epoxy sealing layers. Moreover, the second epoxy sealing layer may include a solder flux agent, and the first epoxy sealing layer may have a lower concentration of the solder flux agent than the second epoxy sealing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Choongbin Yim, Hae-Jung Yu, Taesung Park
  • Patent number: 9181002
    Abstract: A header intended to be installed in a horizontal platform in the form of a working table of a recoating machine to repair lids, lids, comprises a copying device (1) sustained by a cam support (5), joined in turn to an upper support (4), the copying device having a copying cam body (3) solidary to the cam support (5), the static solidary set of these three elements (3-4-5) being coupled around the main rotary shaft (10), to which lower extremity a drum (18) is affixed dragging the copying device with its rotary movement. The copying device has, among its elements, roller followers (25) driven in grooves (3?) located in the copying cam body 3, the copying device (1) also having coating guns (17).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Industrias Penalver, S.L.
    Inventor: José Peñalver García
  • Patent number: 9061308
    Abstract: The repainting head is designed to be installed on a workbench of a repainting machine for repairing circular lids. It is characterized in that it comprises a repainting device (1) moveable by means of an elevation device (2), this repainting device (1) having a main rotary shaft (13) to which are attached one/two axial shafts (18) on which are mounted one/two painting arms (19) that are constrained to rotate with the main rotary shaft (13). Each repainting arm (19) is connected to the respective painting gun (20), the distance of which from the geometric center of the main rotary shaft (13) is variable, each arm (19) rotating about the axial shaft (18), the required position of each repainting arm (19) being set using anchoring means that prevent any relative movement between the main rotary shaft (13) and the axial shaft (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Industrias Penalver, S.L.
    Inventor: Jose Penalver Garcia
  • Patent number: 9048344
    Abstract: The present teachings relate to various embodiments of an hermetically-sealed gas enclosure assembly and system that can be readily transportable and assemblable and provide for maintaining a minimum inert gas volume and maximal access to various devices and apparatuses enclosed therein. Various embodiments of an hermetically-sealed gas enclosure assembly and system of the present teachings can have a gas enclosure assembly constructed in a fashion that minimizes the internal volume of a gas enclosure assembly, and at the same time optimizes the working space to accommodate a variety of footprints of various OLED printing systems. Various embodiments of a gas enclosure assembly so constructed additionally provide ready access to the interior of a gas enclosure assembly from the exterior during processing and readily access to the interior for maintenance, while minimizing downtime.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Kateeva, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Mauck, Alexander Sou-Kang Ko, Eliyahu Vronsky, Shandon Alderson
  • Patent number: 8992205
    Abstract: The instant invention relates to a device and method for manufacturing patterns in layers. The device includes an auxiliary frame, a vertically displaceable build platform, a dispensing device for applying a binder material onto the build platform, a mounting platform, a mounting platform, and a spreader device for applying particulate material. The mounting platform preferably is connected to the auxiliary frame and includes a cut-out for the build platform. The dispensing device, the spreader device, and the build platform are connected to the mounting platform, so that the dispensing device, the spreader device and the build platform are cable of being mounted, adjusted, and wired to the mounting platform while located outside the auxiliary frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Voxeijet AG
    Inventors: Ingo Ederer, Andreas Hartman
  • Patent number: 8950355
    Abstract: Provided is a full-automatic working apparatus which has a work-object conveying mechanism and can be used on a desk. The desktop working apparatus works a work-object as desired by moving relatively the work-object and a working head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Musashi Engineering, Inc.
    Inventor: Kazumasa Ikushima
  • Publication number: 20140370200
    Abstract: The present invention is for coating a surface area of a gap in the coating of a pipeline, said surface area having a length along the central longitudinal axis of the pipeline and a width of at least part of the circumference of the pipeline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Martijn Paulus Maria Krutzen, André Luur Jan Steenhuis
  • Patent number: 8893647
    Abstract: A tip section of a discharge nozzle 31 is shaped like a wedge, and projections 310 which further protrude are formed at the tip of the wedge. Lower surfaces 310b of the projections 310 define a substrate-facing-surface which is brought into proximity to the substrate, and discharge outlet bearing surfaces 310c, which gradually retract back from the substrate W, are formed as if to rise from the edges of the lower surfaces 310b. At adjacent positions within the discharge outlet bearing surface 310c which are adjacent to the substrate-facing-surface 310b, discharge outlets 311 for discharging an application liquid are opened. Areas around the discharge outlets 311 and a wall around a fluid feeding path 312 are integrated with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanobu Iwashima, Masakazu Sanada, Hiroyuki Ueno
  • Publication number: 20140339394
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for performing an operation on a structure. In one illustrative embodiment, an apparatus comprises a tool system and a movement system. The tool system is configured to perform an operation at a location on a structure. The movement system is configured to move the tool system along an elongate frame on the structure to the location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Luis A. Perla, Clayton Lynn Munk, Stephen Glade Holley
  • 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: 8844463
    Abstract: A pipe conditioning tool comprising a drive unit to move the tool along a pipe and a work head rotatable about an axis of the pipe to condition a surface of the pipe, the drive unit includes a frame extending to opposite sides of the pipe, the frame having legs extending radially beyond the work head to provide support for the tool upon removal from said pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Automatic Coating Limited
    Inventor: Brad Bamford
  • Patent number: 8800575
    Abstract: A remotely operated device for inspecting and/or cleaning a subsea flexible pipe joint comprises a support assembly. In addition, the device comprises a tool positioning assembly coupled to the support assembly. The tool positioning assembly includes a rotating member disposed about a central axis. The tool positioning assembly is rotatable relative to the support assembly about the central axis. Further, the device comprises a cleaning assembly including a cleaning device adapted to clean the flexible pipe joint. The cleaning device is axially moveable relative to the rotating member. Still further, the device comprises a clamping assembly coupled to the support assembly. The clamping assembly has an open position disengaged with the section of the flexible pipe joint and a closed position engaging the section of the flexible pipe joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: BP Corporation North America Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Eric Angel, Eric Lee Harden, Stuart Douglas Partridge, Andrew J. Guinn
  • Patent number: 8789490
    Abstract: A system of pointillist painting comprises an automated 3-D positioning system disposed proximate a painting surface, a colorant dispenser coupled to the gantry structure and having a dispensing tip in fluid communication with a colorant chamber, the gantry structure operable to move the colorant dispensing tip to a specified position of the painting surface, where the colorant dispenser is operable to apply a specified amount of a colorant to the painting surface and creating a dot having a two-dimensional coverage and three-dimensional profile at the specified position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: SSO Venture Partners, LLC
    Inventors: John Neal Randall, Kenneth W. Page
  • Patent number: 8707890
    Abstract: A method of depositing an imprintable medium onto a target area of a substrate for imprint lithography is disclosed. The method includes moving the substrate, a print head comprising a nozzle to eject an imprintable medium onto the substrate, or both, relative to the other in a first direction across the target area while ejecting a first series of droplets of imprintable medium onto the substrate and moving the substrate, the print head, or both, relative to the other in a second opposing direction across the target area while ejecting a second series of droplets of imprintable medium onto the substrate on or adjacent to droplets from the first series of droplets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Ivar Schram, Johan Frederik Dijksman, Sander Frederik Wuister, Yvonne Wendela Kruijt-Stegeman, Jeroen Herman Lammers
  • Patent number: 8701590
    Abstract: The invention relates to an improved design for a spray gun and application system for cold gas dynamic spraying. The gun includes a rear housing comprising a powder inlet and a gas inlet, a front housing removably affixed to the rear housing and comprising an mixing cavity therein for mixing of the powder and gas and an exit therefrom, a nozzle holder having a bore disposed therethrough and removably affixed to the front housing, and a polymeric nozzle positioned within the nozzle holder, an interior taper of the nozzle holder bore complementing an exterior taper of the nozzle. The nozzle having an initially converging, subsequently diverging centrally disposed bore therein adapted to receive the mixed powder and gas from the mixing chamber and the nozzle holder including a cooling jacket which is thermally coupled to the nozzle adjacent the nozzle inlet and mechanically coupled downstream of the nozzle inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: ASB Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert Kay, Jeganathan Karthikeyan
  • Patent number: 8647702
    Abstract: System and method for coating an expandable member of a medical device comprising a support structure to support the expandable member and an applicator positioned with at least one outlet proximate a surface of an expandable member. A drive assembly establishes relative movement between the at least one outlet and the surface of the expandable member to apply fluid on the surface of the expandable member along a coating path. A positioning device maintains a substantially fixed distance between the at least one outlet and the surface of the expandable member during relative movement therebetween by ejecting a pressurized medium against the surface of the expandable member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Randy Shen, Michael J. Leonard, Anthony S. Andreacchi
  • Patent number: 8646403
    Abstract: A treatment apparatus for treating a substrate on a surface of which a treatment film has been formed and subjected to exposure processing and developing treatment. The treatment apparatus includes a nozzle for supplying a solvent gas of the treatment film to the surface of the treatment film on the substrate, and a moving mechanism for moving the nozzle which is supplying the solvent gas, relative to the substrate. The nozzle has an elongated discharge portion at least longer than a diameter of the substrate and partition plates at a front and a rear in the moving direction of the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventor: Yuichiro Inatomi
  • Patent number: 8646404
    Abstract: A modular tire spraying system includes a downdraft spray booth for receiving a tire, a fluid delivery system disposed in the spray booth, a robot for transporting the tire to the spray booth, and a platform on which each of the spray booth, the fluid delivery system, and the robot is disposed. The fluid delivery system includes at least one spray gun for delivering a coating to the tire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Inventor: Todd E. Hendricks, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8627596
    Abstract: A method is provided for inhibiting plant growth by inducing hypothermia by applying a treating substance to summer annual weeds and grasses. Susceptible undesirable plants will be killed by this treatment, while non-susceptible desirable plants will not be adversely affected by this treatment. Compressed carbon dioxide may be applied to other summer grasses to cause the grasses to become dormant. An apparatus is provided for inducing hypothermia in undesirable plants by applying a treating substance. A canister capable of housing gas may be provided. A valve may be provided to control the amount and pressure of gas dispensed from the canister.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Artic, Inc.
    Inventors: Robby James Howerton, Gina Marie Stewart, Steven Lee Worm, Michael Alan Batalia
  • Patent number: 8622018
    Abstract: A back bedding glazing compound applicator assembly is disclosed. The back bedding glazing compound applicator assembly comprises a nozzle head that is fluidly connected to a back bedding glazing compound supply source and a stabilizer device for retaining a fixed vertical position of a viewing surface while back bedding glazing compound is being dispensed by the nozzle head. The nozzle head includes a back bedding glazing compound channel fluidly connected to a dispensing opening. The dispensing opening is positioned adjacent a bottom surface of the nozzle head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Sika Technology AG
    Inventor: William B. Davis
  • Patent number: 8586138
    Abstract: A method of coating a first porous substrate with a thermoplastic material comprises the steps of: rotating the substrate about an axis of the substrate; and applying the material in a liquefied state onto the substrate, wherein the step of applying is performed from the outside of the substrate. According to another embodiment, a method of coating a porous substrate with a thermoplastic material comprises the steps of: connecting a first porous substrate to a rotator; rotating the substrate about an axis of the substrate; pumping the material in a liquefied state from a receptacle to an application head; and applying the material in a liquefied state onto the substrate, wherein the step of applying is performed from the outside of the substrate. In certain embodiments, the material coated on the substrate is used to help remove at least a portion of a filtercake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Luke W. Holderman, Jacob R. Shoemate
  • Patent number: 8561570
    Abstract: A droplet discharge device is configured to control the drive corresponding to a prescribed set of the nozzles selected to discharge droplets during a main scan when the droplets are arranged in the first partition regions, based on a pre-measured distribution of a droplet discharge amount of each of the prescribed set of the nozzles so that the droplet discharge amount approximates a predetermined optimal amount, and to control the drive waveforms corresponding to the nozzles included in a plurality of potential combinations of the nozzles selected to discharge droplets during a main scan when the droplets are arranged in the second partition regions, based on a pre-measured distribution of an average droplet discharge amount calculated from an amount of droplets discharged from the each of the nozzles in all the potential combinations so that the droplet discharge amount approximates the predetermined optimal amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Sadaharu Komori, Tsuyoshi Kato, Tamotsu Goto
  • Patent number: 8555807
    Abstract: The liquid droplet discharging apparatus includes a first workpiece stage and a second workpiece stage, an inspection stage arranged between the first workpiece stage and the second workpiece stage, an image recognizing section configured to execute image recognition with respect to a result of an inspection discharge of a liquid from a liquid droplet discharging head onto the inspection stage, and a stage moving mechanism configured to selectively move the first workpiece stage between the image formation area and a first workpiece exchange area, to selectively move the second workpiece stage between the image formation area and a second workpiece exchange area, and to selectively move the inspection stage between an inspection area and the image formation area. The inspection area is disposed between the image formation area and the first workpiece exchange area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Kenji Kojima
  • Patent number: 8534222
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to apply a liquid uniformly on a to-be-coated area of an object subjected to liquid coating. A delivery unit which delivers the liquid on the to-be-coated area of the object subjected to liquid coating comprises a main body filled with the liquid and a nozzle plate which is provided at one end side of the main body and which is provided with a delivery path for delivering the liquid. The axial line of the delivery path is inclined relative to a vertical axis toward an opposite side of a travelling direction in which the delivery unit travels relative to the to-be-coated area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Isao Ebisawa
  • Patent number: 8507824
    Abstract: A cart that uniformly transverses floor decking that has sequential peaks and valleys. The cart comprises a wheel assembly having an array of wheels forming rows and columns of wheels positioned under the cart wherein at any given instant of time a number of the wheels of the rows and columns contact peaks of the floor decking and while other wheels extend over and free from contacting the valleys such that the cart uniformly traverses the floor decking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: New Rule Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerald Martin
  • Patent number: 8485123
    Abstract: An imprint lithography apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus has a substrate table configured to support a lithographic substrate and a plurality of nozzles arranged to eject fluid onto the lithographic substrate, the plurality of nozzles extending over a distance which is substantially equal to or greater than a width of the substrate, wherein the nozzles, the lithographic substrate, or both, are moveable relative to the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignees: ASML Netherlands B.V., Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Johan Frederik Dijksman, Antonius Johannes Joseph Wismans, Anke Pierik, Martin Maurice Vernhout, Sander Frederik Wuister, Yvonne Wendela Kruijt-Stegeman
  • Patent number: 8459201
    Abstract: A droplet applying device (2) includes: application heads (2d) configured to eject an application liquid as multiple droplets toward to-be-coated subjects (K1, K2); a moving mechanism (2c) configured to move each of the to-be-coated subjects (K1, K2) and the application heads (2d) relative to each other; and a rotating mechanism (2b) configured to rotate the to-be-coated subjects (K1, K2) in a plane intersecting with an ejecting direction in which the multiple droplets are ejected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignees: Shibaura Mechatronics Corporation, Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Satoru Hara, Takahiro Yamazaki, Akihiro Shigeyama, Hideyuki Suzuki, Makoto Kanbe, Tadashi Shiozaki
  • Publication number: 20130087673
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system for applying reinforcement material to an existing structure includes a work rail adapted to be temporarily secured to a bottom surface of the structure, adhesive applying apparatus supported by the work rail, the adhesive applying apparatus being adapted to form an adhesive layer on the bottom surface of the structure adjacent the work rail, and reinforcement material applying apparatus supported by the work rail, the reinforcement material applying apparatus being adapted to apply reinforcement material to the adhesive layer formed on the bottom surface of the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: University of South Florida (A Florida Non-Profit Corporation)
    Inventors: Austin Gray Mullins, Rajan Sen, Danny Winters
  • Patent number: 8404301
    Abstract: The invention relates to a control method for producing ground markings (M), with a reference beam generator (4) for determining a reference plane, a reception of the reference beams by means of an optical detector (3), wherein the position of an application unit (2) for the marking substance can be derived relative to the reference plane by using the received reference beams, a derivation of the orientation relative to the reference plane, and a control of an application of the marking substance to produce ground markings (M) according to the orientation. According to the method, the intensity in the solid angle covered by the reference beam is varied in time during the production of the marking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Leica Geosystems AG
    Inventor: Klaus Schneider
  • Patent number: 8381676
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for controlling coating material deposition on to a medical device. Images of material drops in flight are captured and an average single drop volume value is calculated by conversion of the captured drop images to a volume measurement. The average single drop volume value is used to calculate a total number of drops necessary to apply a desired amount of coating. Alternately, material is applied and the amount of material deposited is accumulated and adjustments are made to deposit only a desired amount of coating material. A drop volume is determined for either every drop or a sampling of drops as the drops are being applied. Adjustments to the coating process include changing drop size and changing a number of drops to be deposited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Eyal Teichman, Avner Schrift