Applying Solid Particulate Material Patents (Class 118/308)
  • Patent number: 12023708
    Abstract: Provided herein is a device for forming a conductive film. The device includes a deposition device and an air supply. The deposition device is configured to form a wet film having conductive nanostructures and a fluid carrier on a web. The web is moved in a first direction while forming the wet film. The air supply is disposed at a side of the web and configured to apply an air flow onto the wet film. The air flow is directed onto the wet film in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction to reorient a direction of some conductive nanostructures in the wet film to define reoriented conductive nanostructures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2023
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: Cambrios Film Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Florian Pschenitzka, Jonathan Westwater
  • Patent number: 12005647
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing systems, apparatuses, software, and methods for the production of at least one requested 3D object. The 3D printer includes a material conveyance system, filtering system, and unpacking station. The material conveyance system may transport pre-transformed material against gravity. The 3D printing described herein comprises facilitating non-interrupted material dispensing through a component of the 3D printer, such as a layer dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Velo3D, Inc.
    Inventors: Benyamin Buller, Thomas Blasius Brezoczky, Yacov Elgar, James Frechman, Alan Rick Lappen
  • Patent number: 11992918
    Abstract: Apparatus includes a production tooling having a dispensing surface with a plurality of cavities and formed into an endless belt. An abrasive particle feeder dispenses shaped abrasive particles onto the dispensing surface and into the plurality of cavities. A resin coated backing receives shaped abrasive particles from the cavities of the production tooling at a deposit point. A detecting device detects a pattern transition zone as the production tooling moves in the direction of travel and provides pattern transition zone detection data to one or more controllers to control a speed of the production tooling and/or a speed of the resin coated backing as the detected pattern transition zone passes the deposit point to change a pattern density of the shaped abrasive particles in a portion of the resin coated backing corresponding to the pattern transition zone of the production tooling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Joseph B. Eckel, Thomas J. Nelson, Aaron K. Nienaber, Ann M. Hawkins, Amelia W. Koenig, Negus B. Adefris
  • Patent number: 11980902
    Abstract: A method of equalizing a spray system for an agricultural sprayer includes measuring an output flow rate or fluid pressure for one or more nozzles on a boom assembly, determining an amount of tilt of the boom assembly with respect to a reference frame, and associating the amount of tilt with the output flow rate or fluid pressure for each of the one or more nozzles. The method also includes determining tilt-updated flow settings for the spray system based on the output flow rate or fluid pressure and storing the tilt-updated flow settings in a spray profile for later use during a spray operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Dennis J. Sullivan, Richard A. Humpal
  • Patent number: 11933708
    Abstract: A measurement system includes an atomizer, an impactor, a particle counter, and a discharge reservoir. The atomizer has a liquid intake port and a gas intake port configured to aerosolize a liquid received at the liquid intake port. The impactor has an inlet coupled to the atomizer and has a first output port and a second output port. The impactor is configured to separate droplets wherein those droplets smaller than a selected cut point are directed to the first output port and those droplets larger than the selected cut point are directed to the second output port. The particle counter is coupled to the first output port and is configured to count particles larger than at least one particle size cut point. The discharge reservoir is coupled to the second output port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: TSI Incorporated
    Inventors: Hee-Siew Han, Kenneth R Farmer, II, Nathan T. Birkeland, Richard J. Remiarz, Timothy S. Russell, William D. Dick
  • Patent number: 11865560
    Abstract: A liquid ejection device includes: a nozzle including a nozzle opening through which a liquid is ejected; a liquid transfer tube through which the liquid is transferred to the nozzle; and a first tube with the nozzle and the liquid transfer tube being provided therein, having a first end and a second end, and having a first opening at the first end, in which the nozzle opening is positioned closer to a second end side than the first opening of the first tube, and when a position where the liquid ejected from the nozzle becomes a droplet is set as a droplet formation position, and a distance from the nozzle opening to the droplet formation position is set as a droplet formation distance, a distance between the nozzle opening and the first opening is equal to or greater than the droplet formation distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Inventors: Yuji Saito, Hirokazu Sekino, Takeshi Seto, Hideki Kojima, Takahiro Matsuzaki
  • Patent number: 11850614
    Abstract: A colour change system for a powder coating facility comprises a plurality of containers 24a-24e each with a different colour powders; a conduit for conveying powder from one of the containers 24a-24e to a coating applicator 12; a suction unit 18 connected to the conduit and having an end-piece with a powder-drawing inlet opening; a cleaning unit 34; a translation mechanism for moving the end-piece; and a controller. The containers 24a-24e and the cleaning unit 34 each have an opening 25 for receiving the end piece. The controller effects a change of powder colour by controlling the translation mechanism to extract the end-piece from a first container 24d, to move it to the cleaning unit 34, and after cleaning to move the end piece to a second container 24e. The system allows automated cleaning between colour changes, which reduces operating downtime.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Carlisle Fluid Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Henry Marcon
  • Patent number: 11845096
    Abstract: An electrostatic powdering robot for a powder booth, the robot including a projector for performing electrostatic powder coating. In order to reduce the time required for powder removal from the booth and facilitate automation of powder removal, the robot further includes a robotic arm, which is articulated and which carries the projector for positioning the projector, as well as a blower, for blowing a powder removal fluid, preferably air, the robotic arm carrying the blower to position the blower inside the booth, so that the blower blows the powder removal fluid onto a surface to be de-powdered inside the electrostatic powdering booth and thereby removes the residual powder coating the surface to be de-powdered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: EXEL INDUSTRIES
    Inventor: François Letard
  • Patent number: 11781213
    Abstract: A vacuum deposition facility is provided for continuously depositing on a running substrate coatings formed from metal alloys including a main element and at least one additional element. The facility includes a vacuum deposition chamber and a substrate running through the chamber. The facility also includes a vapor jet coater, an evaporation crucible for feeding the vapor jet coater with a vapor having the main element and the at least one additional element, a recharging furnace for feeding the evaporation crucible with the main element in molten state and maintaining a constant level of liquid in the evaporation crucible, and a feeding unit being fed with the at least one additional element in solid state for feeding the evaporation crucible with the at least one additional element either in molten state, in solid state or partially in solid state. A process is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: ArcelorMittal
    Inventor: Arcelor Mittal
  • Patent number: 11774883
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus to execute an image forming operation for forming an image includes an image bearing member, a development unit, a drive unit, a controller, and a humidity detection unit to detect humidity near the development unit. The development unit contains developer and includes a conveyance member to convey the developer and a developer carrying member to carry the developer to a position where an electrostatic latent image formed on the image bearing member is developed. The controller controls the conveyance and the developer carrying member through the drive unit not to execute a mode for driving the conveyance and the developer carrying member without executing the image forming operation when the humidity detected when power of the image forming apparatus is shifted from off to on is higher than a predetermined value, and to execute the mode when the detected humidity falls below the predetermined value afterward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Furukawa, Masahiro Ootsuka, Shunichi Takada, Tatsuya Inoue
  • Patent number: 11684975
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for forming bimetal composite pipe by spinning semisolid metal powder on outer wall of steel pipe, which comprises feeding device, clamping device, spinning roller, hot melting head, motor, lifting device, work table, buffer bearing pack, tailstock support device and heat preservation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: YANSHAN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Jianfeng Song, Dong Wang, Yinggang Shi, Xuan He, Hucheng Shang, Yonggang Dong
  • Patent number: 11673097
    Abstract: A filtration membrane is provided. It comprises a porous support substrate and a porous active layer on top of the support substrate, wherein the active layer is formed of a network of interconnected, randomly arranged ceramic splats with ceramic particles occupying interstices between the splats, and wherein free spaces between the particles define a network of interconnected pores extending through the thickness of the active layer. There are also provided a method of filtering a feed using the membrane and a method of manufacturing the membrane by suspension plasma spraying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: VALORBEC, SOCIETE EN COMMANDITE
    Inventors: Elnazsadat Ale Ebrahim, Christian Moreau, Ali Dolatabadi, Md. Saifur Rahaman, Fariba Tarasi
  • Patent number: 11642686
    Abstract: Apparatus for forming a 3D object from powder, comprising: a) delivery means adapted to emit a flow of powder at sufficiently high velocity to enable it to form the 3D object; b) positioning means adapted adjust the position of the delivery means; and c) control means adapted to control: i) movement of the positioning means; and ii) the velocity of the flow of powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: EFFUSIONTECH IP PTY. LTD.
    Inventors: Steven Camilleri, Byron Kennedy
  • Patent number: 11638929
    Abstract: Provided is a powder supply device including a storage tank in which an internal space that stores powder and a discharge port that discharges the powder from the internal space to outside are formed, a roller that has an outer peripheral surface formed of a rough surface and is rotatably provided, in the discharge port, to face both the internal space and the outside, and a doctor blade that is provided at the discharge port and faces the outer peripheral surface of the roller. The internal space includes a first chamber into which the powder is charged and a second chamber in which the doctor blade is disposed. The first chamber communicates with the second chamber via an opening. A partition member that restricts the width of the opening is provided between the first chamber and the second chamber. The powder charged into the first chamber moves to the second chamber through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Taiki Kono, Shogo Nakada
  • Patent number: 11613680
    Abstract: A method of applying an adhesive to a non-planar surface. The method includes providing a segmented film adhesive. The segmented film adhesive comprises: (i) a liner; and (ii) an adhesive layer on the liner, the adhesive layer comprising a plurality of contiguous, discrete adhesive segments. The segmented film adhesive is positioned on a non-planar surface of a first adherend so that a first portion of the discrete adhesive segments are in contact with the non-planar surface and a second portion of the discrete adhesive segments are not in contact with the non-planar surface. The liner is removed from the non-planar surface, wherein only the first portion of the discrete adhesive segments remain on the non-planar surface of the first adherend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Kevin O'Brien Gaw, James Daniel Whitt, Erdal Bayseckin, Robert Francis McDevitt
  • Patent number: 11597141
    Abstract: A method for producing a three-dimensional object on a support by applying layer by layer and selectively solidifying a building material in powder form. The method includes lowering the support to a predetermined height below a working plane, applying a layer of the building material in powder form in the working plane, selectively solidifying the applied powder layer at positions corresponding to a cross-section of the object to be produced and repeating the steps of lowering, applying and selectively solidifying until the object is completed. By doing so, the quantity of applied building material in powder form is reduced in a section in an actively controlled way or substantially no building material in powder form is applied in a section in an actively controlled way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: EOS GmbH Electro Optical Systems
    Inventors: Stefan Paternoster, Stefan Grünberger
  • Patent number: 11582975
    Abstract: A method and a food processing system for distributing within a specific time interval a batch of a specific weight of food products onto the top surface of a dough base, such as a pizza base, cake base or the like the food processing system comprising a dosing mechanism, a weighing system, a conveyor system and a controller. The method comprises the steps of: i. defining a target time interval constituting 40-90 percent of the specific time interval, ii. determining the actual weight of the batch received within a receptacle of the weighing system when the target time interval has passed, iii. dependent on the actual weight, a. determining a first operational mode provided the actual weight being reached in respect of the target weight within the target time interval, then continuing operating the first conveyor controlled by the controller at the identical speed, or b.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: CABINPLANT INTERNATIONAL A/S
    Inventor: Henning Ingemann Hansen
  • Patent number: 11524311
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dispenser 20 for the spray delivery of a preparation 18. The dispenser comprises: a reservoir 22 suitable for containing the preparation 18, a mechanical pump 24, a load chamber 26, a nozzle 28 having a delivery axis, and a delivery cone 30 having an axis. The mechanical pump is able, whenever operated: to take a predetermined amount of preparation from the reservoir, to supply said amount of preparation to the load chamber upstream of the nozzle, and to create a delivery pressure in the load chamber. The nozzle is able to deliver said amount of preparation in the form of an aerosol spray 180. The dispenser according to the invention is characterized in that the delivery cone comprises, in the proximity of the nozzle, at least one through-hole 320 suitable for putting the inside of the delivery cone into communication with the surrounding environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Polichem S.A.
    Inventors: Daniela Ceriani, Alexander Keller
  • Patent number: 11465169
    Abstract: An apparatus for coating or mixing of loose items is provided. The apparatus includes a rotatable bowl shaped to contain a quantity of loose items for coating or mixing as the bowl is rotated. The rotatable bowl includes a plurality of discharge openings. A drive shaft is configured to rotatably support the bowl. A closure ring is positioned to close the discharge openings. The closure ring is retractable while the rotatable bowl is rotating to allow coated or mixed items to fall through the openings to unload the coated items from the rotatable bowl after coating/mixing is complete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: ROYCE METAL PRODUCTS LIMITED
    Inventor: Ronald Rosenthal
  • Patent number: 11446750
    Abstract: Systems and methods in which dot-like portions of a material (e.g., a viscous material such as a solder paste) are printed or otherwise transferred onto an intermediate substrate at a first printing unit, the intermediate substrate having the dot-like portions of material printed thereon is transferred to a second printing unit, and the dot-like portions of material are transferred from the intermediate substrate to a final substrate at the second printing unit. Optionally, the first printing unit includes a coating system that creates a uniform layer of the material on a donor substrate, and the material is transferred in the individual dot-like portions from the donor substrate onto the intermediate substrate at the first printing unit. Each of the first and second printing units may employ a variety of printing or other transfer technologies. The system may also include material curing and imaging units to aid in the overall process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: IO Tech Group Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael Zenou, Ziv Gilan, Guy Nesher
  • Patent number: 11400517
    Abstract: A method of 3D printing an item, includes printing part of the item in three dimensions on a substrate, reorienting the part with respect to holding means that holds the part or substrate, and printing a further part of the item in three dimensions on the first mentioned part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: EFFUSIONTECH IP PTY. LTD.
    Inventor: Steven Peter Camilleri
  • Patent number: 11213848
    Abstract: A nanoparticle coater includes a housing; a nanoparticle discharge slot; a first combustion slot; and a second combustion slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Vitro Flat Glass LLC
    Inventors: James W. McCamy, Cheng-Hung Hung, Mehran Arbab, Abhinav Bhandari
  • Patent number: 11192315
    Abstract: The invention provides a system for coating an optical article with a coating composition (50), comprising a chamber configured to receive said article, a coating device configured to carry out a coating treatment of said composition for depositing it on said article in said chamber, by vaporizing said composition and by exposing at least a face of said article to the vaporized composition, and a control unit configured to control said coating device for coating said article by vaporizing said composition; said coating device being formed as a single cartridge unit comprising a casing (41) configured to contain said composition, a vaporizing conduit (49) opening both into said casing and outside of said coating device, and a propelling member (52) configured to pressurize said composition; said coating device being configured to put in fluidic communication said propelling member in an operative state with said casing in order to carry out said coating treatment for coating an article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Essilor International
    Inventors: Arnaud Glacet, Gérald Fournand
  • Patent number: 11186025
    Abstract: A method and a device for producing fibre-reinforced plastic mouldings, using coated fibre strands. For the coating of the fibre strands, an air flow of ionised air is produced and guided through a Venturi nozzle. Powder from a storage container is taken by means of a screw conveyor and supplied to the Venturi nozzle, a flow of a powder-air mixture being present or forming behind the Venturi nozzle in the direction of flow. This stream is introduced into a chamber and fibre strands that are earthed or ionised unlike the powder are passed through the chamber and through the powder-air mixture flowing through the chamber, powder particles being deposited on the fibre strands. The fibre strands guided out of the chamber therefore have a coating, and the fibre strands coated in this way are supplied to a plasticising device of an injection moulding machine or an extrusion machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: KRAUSSMAFFEI TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
    Inventor: Maximilian Schadhauser
  • Patent number: 11162171
    Abstract: A dry powder MOCVD vapor source system is disclosed that utilizes a gravimetric powder feeder, a feed rate measurement and feeder control system, an evaporator and a load lock system for continuous operation for thin film production, particularly of REBCO type high temperature superconductor (HTS) tapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: MetOx Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mikhail Novozhilov, Alex Ignatiev
  • Patent number: 11104127
    Abstract: A method comprises: providing a first stream of discrete volumes (908b) of material, and directing a pulsed laser beam (912) at a first discrete volume (908b) of material in the first stream of discrete volumes of material so as to interact with the first discrete volume of material and thereby displace the first discrete volume away from the first stream. An apparatus and a system for achieving such steps are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: HP Indigo B.V.
    Inventors: Boaz Tagansky, Gil Fisher, Michael Plotkin, Mark Sandler, Albert Teishev
  • Patent number: 11096416
    Abstract: Machine and method for producing substantially cylindrical articles of the tobacco processing industry; a material with cavities is fed, along a given path, through an insertion station, where powder material is inserted into the cavities, so as to obtain a strand, and through a wrapping station, in the area of which a strip is wrapped around the strand; the powder material is inserted into each cavity by a relative insertion unit, which moves in a synchronous manner along a coupling portion of the given path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: G.D SOCIETA' PER AZIONI
    Inventors: Marco Esposti, Ivan Eusepi, Nicola Baldanza, Massimo Sartoni
  • Patent number: 11087958
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a restoration method for a plasma processing apparatus is provided. The method includes performing application of a restoration liquid from a coating part onto a consumed region on a component for serving as a constituent element of the plasma processing apparatus, by controlling positions of the component and the coating part, and an application amount of the restoration liquid; and solidifying the restoration liquid applied on the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Mizuno
  • Patent number: 11033916
    Abstract: A powder-dispensing device in the form of a dense-phase powder pump or of a powder injector is provided to deliver coating powder from a powder reservoir to a powder-spraying device. To make the spray coating operation easier for the customer and to be able to make it more cost-effective, without having to compromise on good coating quality and good coating efficiency, a control device is integrated in the powder-dispensing device or is connected, in particular directly, to the powder-dispensing device and is designed to establish at least one parameter that is characteristic of a spray coating procedure carried out with the powder-coating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: GEMA SWITZERLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Felix Mauchle
  • Patent number: 11014118
    Abstract: A float bath coating system includes at least one nanoparticle coater located in a float bath. The at least one nanoparticle coater includes a housing, a nanoparticle discharge slot, a first combustion slot, and a second combustion slot. The nanoparticle discharge slot is connected to a nanoparticle source and a carrier fluid source. The first combustion slot is connected to a fuel source and an oxidizer source. The second combustion slot is connected to a fuel source and an oxidizer source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Vitro Flat Glass LLC
    Inventors: James W. McCamy, Cheng-Hung Hung, Mehran Arbab, Abhinav Bhandari
  • Patent number: 10889892
    Abstract: The invention includes apparatus and methods for instantiating and quantum printing materials, such as elemental metals, in a nanoporous carbon powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Quantum Elements Development, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher J. Nagel
  • Patent number: 10844483
    Abstract: The invention includes apparatus and methods for instantiating and quantum printing materials, such as elemental metals, in a nanoporous carbon powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Quantum Elements Development, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher J. Nagel
  • Patent number: 10844447
    Abstract: When a rod-shaped workpiece (W) having an outer peripheral surface with a circular cross section is inductively heated to a quenching temperature while being conveyed at a predetermined velocity along an axial direction of the rod-shaped workpiece (W), the rod-shaped workpiece (W) being currently conveyed is heated to a predetermined temperature equal to or lower than the quenching temperature by a first heating coil (2A), which is electrically connected to a first high-frequency power supply (3) and has a constant output. Then, the rod-shaped workpiece (W) being currently conveyed is heated so as to be maintained at the quenching temperature by a second heating coil (2B), which is electrically connected to a second high-frequency power supply (4) and has a constant output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: NTN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsuneaki Hiraoka, Shintaro Suzuki, Yuuki Tabuchi
  • Patent number: 10569289
    Abstract: A coating material is uniformly applied on an inner wall surface of a container while preventing leakage of the coating material and an increase in an installation space. An application apparatus (10) that applies a coating material (L) on an inner wall surface of a container (C) includes: a spray gun (20) having a spray nozzle (22); an outgoing pipe (30) and a return pipe (33); a supply controller (50); a rotary driver (60); and a mover (70), wherein the outgoing pipe (30) and the return pipe (33) are each provided with a resilient-shape part (32, 35) capable of extending and contracting resiliently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: TOYO SEIKAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Okada, Keisuke Nyuu, Tomoyuki Miyazaki, Yoshitsugu Kawai
  • Patent number: 10569479
    Abstract: Multiple processes for preparing porous articles are described. The porous articles can be in a wide array of shapes and configurations. The methods include providing a soluble material in particulate form and forming a packed region from the material. The methods also include contacting a flowable polymeric material with the packed region such that the polymeric material is disposed in voids in the packed region. The polymeric material is then at least partially solidified. The soluble material is then removed such as by solvent washing to thereby produce desired porous articles. Also described are systems for performing the various processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Vertera, Inc.
    Inventors: Ali R. Mehrabi, Reza Mehrabi, Rishikesh K. Bharadwaj, Eugene Rozenbaoum, Frank Chica
  • Patent number: 10537909
    Abstract: A powder coating apparatus for attaching powder to a film includes a forwarding roll which forwards the film; a take-up roll which is arranged on the downstream side of a conveyance direction of the film with respect to the forwarding roll and which takes up the film; a film-forming nozzle which is arranged between the forwarding roll and the take-up roll in the conveyance direction so as to be opposed to the film and which jets the powder; a first casing or a second casing which accommodates the forwarding roll and the take-up roll; an apparatus casing which accommodates the film-forming nozzle, the first casing, and the second casing; and a pressure adjustment unit configured to set an internal pressure of the first casing and the second casing to be higher than an internal pressure of the apparatus casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daniel Popovici, Keita Mine, Shusaku Shibata, Toshitaka Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10405636
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cosmetic container having an air entrance/exit member, wherein an outer container cap (20) is opened/closed at an outer container (10), a cosmetic container (30) is coupled to the inside of the outer container (10), and a sealing cap (60) is opened/closed at the cosmetic container (30). The sealing cap (60) includes: a sealing plate (62) for covering the cosmetic container (30); a sealing protrusion wheel (64) formed at the lower surface of the sealing plate (62); and an air entrance/exit member (66) insertedly provided into the sealing plate (62), wherein a coupling hole (621) to which the air entrance/exit member (66) is coupled is formed at the sealing plate (62), plurality of ribs (622) are formed around the coupling hole (621), and slits (623) through which air communicates are formed between the ribs (622).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Sungil Kang
  • Patent number: 10392805
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for applying or dropping granules onto the asphalt coated surface of a moving sheet in shingle manufacturing is disclosed. The method includes sharing each drop between two or more blend rolls with a subsequent blend roll or rolls applying a partial drop directly on top of partial drops already applied by a first blend roll or rolls. High production speeds can be accommodated since each roll can be operated at slower rotation rates and with slower acceleration and deceleration requirements than would be required if the full granule drop were applied during the same time interval with a single blend roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Building Materials Investment Corporation
    Inventor: Patrick Mishler
  • Patent number: 10384402
    Abstract: Extrusion heads, methods of forming an extrusion head, and methods of forming an object are disclosed herein. An extrusion head may include a plurality of nozzles. Each nozzle may include a first opening configured to receive a solid material therein, a second opening configured to eject a molten material therefrom, a bore extending through the nozzle and connecting the first opening and the second opening, and an actuator positioned adjacent to the first opening and/or the second opening. The solid material may be heated to form the molten material. The additive manufacturing apparatus may further include a control device configured to signal each actuator to adjust an amount of the solid material received in the first opening and an amount of the molten material ejected from the second opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventor: James Y. Wang
  • Patent number: 10350616
    Abstract: A film forming method of forming a film by accelerating powder of a material with gas and spraying and depositing the powder onto a surface of a substrate with the powder being kept in a solid state includes: a substrate film forming step of forming a film. The film forming step includes jetting out the powder and inert gas from a nozzle towards the substrate, causing inside of the chamber to be under positive pressure by the inert gas, and depositing the powder on the surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: NHK Spring Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Satoshi Hirano
  • Patent number: 10343308
    Abstract: Equipment for the generative manufacture and/or repair of components, in particular of gas turbines, includes a solidifying means for the layer-by-layer, local, particularly optical, thermal, and/or chemical solidification of particularly powdered, granular, and/or fluid material, and an electrodeposition means for the electrostatic deposition of particles and/or gas from a region between a layer of material, which is to be solidified or is solidified, and the solidifying means, as well as a method for the generative manufacture and/or repair of components, in particular of gas turbines, by means of such equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: MTU Aero Engines AG
    Inventors: Thomas Hess, Georg Schlick, Alexander Ladewig
  • Patent number: 10266938
    Abstract: A deposition method includes: introducing a gas into an airtight container containing electrically insulated raw material particles to generate an aerosol of the raw material particles; transferring the aerosol to a deposition chamber through a transfer tubing connected to the airtight container, the deposition chamber having a pressure maintained to be lower than that of the airtight container; injecting the aerosol from a nozzle mounted on a tip of the transfer tubing toward a target placed on the deposition chamber to cause the raw material particles to collide with the target, thereby causing the raw material particles to be positively charged; generating fine particles of the raw material particles by discharge of the charged raw material particles; and depositing the fine particles on a substrate placed on the deposition chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Fuchita Nanotechnology Ltd.
    Inventors: Eiji Fuchita, Eiji Tokizaki, Eiichi Ozawa
  • Patent number: 10259043
    Abstract: A manufacturing process includes additive manufacturing a component; and precipitating carbides at grain boundaries of the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: AEROJET ROCKETDYNE OF DE, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel E. Matejczyk, Colin L. Swingler
  • Patent number: 10239088
    Abstract: A fluid application system includes a source of a fluid and a first pump for supplying the fluid under pressure to an applicator having a nozzle for dispensing the fluid. A fluid collection system collects reclaimed fluid dispensed from the applicator and a second pump provides the reclaimed fluid under pressure to a return fluid pipe. The return fluid pipe has a valve system that selectively directs the reclaimed fluid to either a reusable fluid container or the applicator. The valve system may selectively direct the reclaimed fluid from the return fluid pipe to an in-line reservoir and a third pump may be used to provide the reclaimed fluid under pressure from the in-line reservoir to the applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: FORD MOTOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Hossein Jacob Sadri, Stephen Juszczyk
  • Patent number: 10159994
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a spray-coating gun for the spray coating of objects with coating powder. The front end region of the spray-coating gun has a coating-powder spray head and the opposite, rear end region of said spray-coating gun has a coating-powder connection and at least one compressed-gas connection. Coating powder can be supplied via the coating-powder connection to a coating-powder channel extending to the coating-powder spray head, while compressed gas can be supplied via the at least one compressed-gas connection to at least one compressed-gas channel extending to the front end region of the spray-coating gun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: GEMA SWITZERLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Marco Sanwald
  • Patent number: 10092926
    Abstract: A particle deposition system can have a particle source providing a nanomaterial at a controlled rate and a gas distribution system coupled with the particle source and operable to receive the nanomaterial aerosol. A high pressure chamber can be coupled with the gas distribution system, and a nozzle can be disposed between the high pressure chamber and a low pressure chamber. The nozzle can have a nozzle opening allowing fluidic communication of a nanomaterial aerosol between the high pressure chamber and the low pressure chamber and the opening can have a length exceeding a width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on Behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Peter Alexander Firth, Zachary Holman
  • Patent number: 10017871
    Abstract: An electrodepositing apparatus is provided comprising an inner tank (1) filled with an electrodepositing solution, an outer tank (3), a feedback means (4), a rectifying member (5) disposed in the inner tank (1), a means (8) for holding an article (p), a counter electrode (6), and a power supply (9). The electrodepositing solution is circulated in such a way that it overflows the inner tank and is fed back from the outer tank to the inner tank by the feedback means, the flow of the solution is rectified by the rectifying member to keep flat the solution surface in the inner tank, a selected portion of the article is immersed in the solution, and the coating agent is electrodeposited on the selected portion of the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yukihiro Kuribayashi, Yoshifumi Nagasaki
  • Patent number: 10005671
    Abstract: An apparatus according to the present invention comprises a chamber into which carbon nanotubes dispersed in a non-polar solvent may be received. The nanotubes are impelled along the chamber by the application of an external electrical field and will pass through a charging element that imposes an electrical charge on the nanotubes, and a template (180), such that the nanotubes are deposited on a substrate located next to the template. The substrate may be moved relative to the template such that the nanotubes are deposited on the substrate in a predetermined selective manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS public limited company
    Inventors: Catherine White, Jane Elizabeth Tateson
  • Patent number: 9961908
    Abstract: A particulate duster system includes a duster used to apply particulate matter to a food product moving along a conveyor positioned beneath the duster. The duster is used to uniformly dispense particulate matter onto a moving product conveyor for carrying a food product to be dusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventor: Tomas Tassy, Sr.
  • Patent number: 9956566
    Abstract: A coating material is uniformly applied on an inner wall surface of a container while preventing leakage of the coating material and an increase in an installation space. An application apparatus (10) that applies a coating material (L) on an inner wall surface of a container (C) includes: a spray gun (20) having a spray nozzle (22); an outgoing pipe (30) and a return pipe (33); a supply control unit (50); a rotary drive unit (60); and a moving unit (70), wherein the outgoing pipe (30) and the return pipe (33) are each provided with a resilient-shape part (32, 35) capable of extending and contracting resiliently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: TOYO SEIKAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Okada, Keisuke Nyuu, Tomoyuki Miyazaki, Yoshitsugu Kawai