Work Moving Past Sequentially Arranged Projectors Patents (Class 118/314)
  • Patent number: 11975484
    Abstract: Freeform, additive manufacturing equipment, processes and products, including residential, commercial and other buildings. A movable extruder places extrudate that solidifies in open space to create “scaffolding” or “skeletons” of buildings and other products. Elongated extrudate elements are fused to each other or connected by other means to form a cellular structure. Filler material such as polymeric insulating foam may simultaneously or thereafter be placed within the cellular structure to contribute desired strength, rigidity, insulative, barrier or other properties. Finish materials may also be applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Branch Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Platt Boyd, IV, Christopher Weller, Anthony DiSanto, Melody Rees, Bruce Hilbert
  • Patent number: 11951509
    Abstract: An applicator head for a vacuum coating system includes a manifold shell having opposing shell plates, each including a conduit attachment coupled to a shell aperture. An applicator manifold is affixed to each shell plate. Each applicator manifold includes two coupled manifold plates, with one including a manifold aperture, and each is affixed to the respective shell plate so that each manifold aperture aligns with the respective shell aperture. An applicator channel is formed between the manifold plates of each applicator manifold, and the applicator channel is fluidically coupled to the manifold aperture of each respective applicator manifold. Each applicator channel forms an applicator port at a leading edge of each respective applicator manifold, and each leading edge is configured to be complementary in shape to an edge of a workpiece to be coated. First and second face plates are disposed over the leading edges of the applicator manifolds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: AWI Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Sebastien G. Nalin, Scott L. Huntzinger, John J. Hartman, Jr., Lida Lu, Eric D. Kragness
  • Patent number: 11931228
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming an absorbent pad for an absorbent sanitary article having a zone free of absorbent material to define a channel of the pad includes a forming drum, a first feed system for feeding a first web, a second feed system for feeding a second web, a spreader for spreading the absorbent material on the drum; a joining system for joining the first and second webs to define the channels. A first dispenser forms on the first web a layer of first adhesive substance according to a spreading pattern having zones free of the first adhesive substance corresponding to the channels. A second dispenser dispenses a second adhesive substance, whose adhesive force is greater than an adhesive force of the first adhesive substance, on the second web according to a pattern having a layer placed at a zone free of the first adhesive substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: GDM S.P.A.
    Inventors: Federico Toscani, Matteo Piantoni, Andrea Duchini, Marco Rosani
  • Patent number: 11913723
    Abstract: The present invention includes a spray drying disposable device for use in a spray drying system. The disposable has a spray drying head and a plasma drying chamber. The head has a spray dry nozzle assembly in fluid communication with the plasma source and the pressurized aerosol gas source. The pressurized gas flows in a vortex pattern that atomizes plasma droplets in the chamber. The head also includes a plenum has uniform air pressure of the drying gas. A baffle plate forms the floor of the plenum having drying gas jets that supply drying gas to the chamber. The atomized plasma droplets evaporate in the presence of the drying gas emitted from the jets to obtain dried plasma particles and humid air. A capture filter captures the dried plasma particles and allows the humid air to pass. The humid air passes through the gas outlet and the exhaust port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Velico Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert R. Andrews, Herman E. Snyder, William J. Merritt, Evan P. Ordway, Clair Strohl, Russell Barron
  • Patent number: 11864555
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to systems, compositions and methods for providing nutrients, root proliferants, crop protection agents and other crop inputs for a plant. The disclosure also relates to methods for increasing the uptake of a crop active compound into a growing plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignees: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC., CORTEVA AGRISCIENCE LLC
    Inventors: Marios Avgousti, Robert Ray Burch, John D Everard, Rajeev L Gorowara, Gary Delmar Jaycox, Shane Francis Kendra, Jacy Cameron Macchia, Ning Wang, Jihua Zhang
  • Patent number: 11759812
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing golf balls each having an exterior pattern includes a conveying device and a spraying device. The spraying device is disposed at one side of a first processing area. The conveying device is configured to convey a ball-shaped body into the first processing area along a predetermined path, and to rotate the ball-shaped body at a predetermined speed. The spraying device includes a first sprayer and a second sprayer. The first sprayer and the second sprayer are configured to apply a color paint to the ball-shaped body from each of an upper position and a lower position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: FOREMOST GOLF MFG. LTD.
    Inventors: Chia-Sheng Huang, Chi-Ling Lin, Chia-Cheng Wu, Ching-Hsiang Liu
  • Patent number: 11724276
    Abstract: A coating system includes a coating robot and an operation robot. The coating robot has a height and is mounted in a coating booth to coat a workpiece while the workpiece is conveyed in the coating booth in a conveyance direction substantially perpendicular to a height direction. The workpiece including a body and a movable part movable with respect to the body. The operation robot is disposed in the coating booth below the coating robot in the height direction. The operation robot is movable in the coating booth in the conveyance direction and is configured to move the movable part of the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA DENKI
    Inventor: Katsuhiko Yoshino
  • Patent number: 11707761
    Abstract: A liner machine for applying a sealing compound to a can end or lid. The liner machine includes a motor drive dual turret system. The turret system is installed at the top of a table or platform surface and two turrets rotate in opposition directions from one another, simultaneously or independently at same or different times. Each turret includes a plurality of workstations which extend out from each turret facing away from each other. The workstations receive an individual lid, which is delivered via a starwheel from a downstacker to each turret system. Each rotates in a direction that is opposite the direction that its respective turret system rotates, and in a direction that is opposite the direction that the other starwheel rotates. Sealant injectors in the turret systems apply sealant to each lid as the lids rotate around each turret system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: CUSTOM MACHINING CORP.
    Inventors: Allan Ross, Frank Buck
  • Patent number: 11628460
    Abstract: A spray gun alignment system precisely aligns a spray gun of a container spray machine for precision application of container coatings. The spray gun alignment system generates a spray gun alignment jig including a container holder adapter and a spray gun adapter. The container holder adapter is inserted into a container holder of the spray machine, and the spray gun adapter is fastened to the spray gun. The spray gun alignment jig is configured to position the spray gun in proper alignment with respect to the container holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: SWIMC LLC
    Inventors: Thomas P. Piraino, Stephen W. Rozwood
  • Patent number: 11529644
    Abstract: A robotic apparatus for painting a workpiece includes a redundant axis robot for use in a robotic painting system. The redundant axis of rotation provides the robot arm additional flexibility in avoiding obstacles and reaching an interior of the workpiece to apply paint thereto. The robotic apparatus could be a seven-axis robot arm or a five-axis parallel link panel opener robot arm for opening and/or closing the panel. The robot arms are mounted on at least one vertically oriented column adjacent a path of travel of the workpiece through a painting booth and the robot arms can be mounted on a common base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: FANUC AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrzej Grzegorz Bania, Michael G. Beem, James Bryon Gerds, II, Marcin Gora, Stan Henry McClosky, David Michael Moore, Matthew Ray Sikowski
  • Patent number: 11458502
    Abstract: An applicator head for a vacuum coating system includes a manifold shell having opposing shell plates, each including a conduit attachment coupled to a shell aperture. An applicator manifold is affixed to each shell plate. Each applicator manifold includes two coupled manifold plates, with one including a manifold aperture, and each is affixed to the respective shell plate so that each manifold aperture aligns with the respective shell aperture. An applicator channel is formed between the manifold plates of each applicator manifold, and the applicator channel is fluidically coupled to the manifold aperture of each respective applicator manifold. Each applicator channel forms an applicator port at a leading edge of each respective applicator manifold, and each leading edge is configured to be complementary in shape to an edge of a workpiece to be coated. First and second face plates are disposed over the leading edges of the applicator manifolds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: AWI Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Sebastien G. Nalin, Scott L. Huntzinger, John J. Hartman, Jr., Lida Lu, Eric D. Kragness
  • Patent number: 11203151
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a three-dimensional bioprinter for printing and/or patterning a single type or multiple types of cells into different geometrical arrangements and other three-dimensional structures, such as tissues. The bioprinter comprises multiple heads that can each be loaded with a different cartridge containing a biomaterial or biological material such as cells in a solution or cells in a hydrogel. Each bioprinter head and cartridge has the ability to heat or cool using Peltier technology. The bioprinter also has the ability to auto calibrate on a bed plate configured to accept a petri dish or microtiter plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: 3D SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Ricardo Solorzano, Eza Koch, Guillaume Robitaille-Beaumier
  • Patent number: 11192238
    Abstract: A positioning apparatus for a handling robot, wherein the positioning apparatus is designed to keep the handling robot in an idle position in a first state of the positioning apparatus, and to keep the handling robot in an active position in a second state, wherein, in the idle position, the handling robot is arranged below an object to be handled. The invention further relates to a device for handling objects, comprising a conveying apparatus for moving the objects to be handled and a positioning apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: DÜRR SYSTEMS AG
    Inventors: Thomas Schreiner, Stephan Schwab
  • Patent number: 11179742
    Abstract: A method and system for powder coating non electrically conductive elements, preferably brake pads. A pre-treatment station is upstream of an electrostatic powder coating deposition station and a baking station for melting and polymerizing the powder coating in order to form a coating layer on a surface to be coated. The pre-treatment station causes the elements to be coated to conduct electrically by uniformly wetting said elements by means of creating poorly mineralized water covalent bonds on at least one surface to be coated, in an amount aimed at producing a measurable weight increase in the non electrically conductive elements, which then causes them to conduct electrically. The water adsorbed and/or deposited is subsequently eliminated within the baking station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: ITT Italia S.r.l.
    Inventors: Pier Luigi Tarasco, Francesco Laureri
  • Patent number: 10744524
    Abstract: A fluid application device includes an applicator head, a first fluid passageway extending in the applicator head, a second fluid passageway extending in the applicator head, a plurality of metering devices connected to the applicator head. A first metering device of the plurality of metering devices is configured to meter a fluid to the first fluid passageway and a second metering device of the plurality of metering devices is configured to meter the fluid to the second fluid passageway. The device further includes a plurality of valve modules, each valve module actuatable between an open condition and a closed condition to control flow of the fluid and a nozzle having one or more discharge orifices. At least one orifice of the one or more discharge orifices is positioned downstream from the first passageway and the second passageway to receive the material from both the first and second fluid passageways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Mel Steven Lessley, Edward Wayne Bolyard, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10688520
    Abstract: An applicator head for a vacuum coating system includes a manifold shell having opposing shell plates, each including a conduit attachment coupled to a shell aperture. An applicator manifold is affixed to each shell plate. Each applicator manifold includes two coupled manifold plates, with one including a manifold aperture, and each is affixed to the respective shell plate so that each manifold aperture aligns with the respective shell aperture. An applicator channel is formed between the manifold plates of each applicator manifold, and the applicator channel is fluidically coupled to the manifold aperture of each respective applicator manifold. Each applicator channel forms an applicator port at a leading edge of each respective applicator manifold, and each leading edge is configured to be complementary in shape to an edge of a workpiece to be coated. First and second face plates are disposed over the leading edges of the applicator manifolds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: AWI Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Sebastien G. Nalin, Scott L. Huntzinger, John J. Hartman, Jr., Lida Lu, Eric D. Kragness
  • Patent number: 10669621
    Abstract: According to the embodiment, a vaporization system includes a vaporizer, a body, a sensor, a moving mechanism, and a supplier. The vaporizer includes a plurality of containers which can store powdered solid materials. The body in a vacuum state can house the vaporizer. The sensor detects a residue of the solid materials stored in a plurality of the containers respectively. The moving mechanism, on the basis of a detection result of the sensor, moves the plurality of the containers respectively between a first position located inside the vaporizer, and a second position located outside of the vaporizer. A supplier supplies the solid material to the container located in the second position among the plurality of the containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fumiki Aiso, Hajime Nagano, Kensei Takahashi, Tomohisa Iino
  • Patent number: 10557013
    Abstract: Coating composition providing gloss and opacity on application, having a pigment volume concentration of from 5% up to the critical pigment volume concentration and characterised in that comprises at least one ground natural calcium carbonate having a volume median diameter of between 0.05 and 0.3 ?m, and at least one pigment having a refractive index of greater than or equal to 2.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: OMYA INTERNATIONAL AG
    Inventors: Patrick A. C. Gane, Detlef Gysau, George Saunders, Joseph McJunkins
  • Patent number: 10535868
    Abstract: A system and method of forming a thin film battery includes a substrate, a first current collector formed on the substrate, a cathode layer formed on a portion of the first current collector, a solid layer of electrolyte material formed on the cathode layer, a silicon-metal thin film anode layer formed on the solid layer of electrolyte material and a second current collector electrically coupled to the silicon-metal thin film anode layer. A method and a system for forming the thin film battery are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: APPLEJACK 199 L.P.
    Inventors: Wenming Li, Byunghoon Yoon, Ann Koo
  • Patent number: 10328456
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for applying resin to a cut edge of a composite structure, the cut edge having exposed carbon fibers. The method comprises scanning the cut edge of the composite structure with a vision system to form scanned data. The method further determines an application path for the cut edge of the composite structure using the scanned data. The method also applies the resin to the cut edge of the composite structure by controlling movement of an application tip along the application path using a controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: John Walter Pringle, IV, Martin Hanna Guirguis
  • Patent number: 10016774
    Abstract: The present invention relates to painting plant, the individual apparatus of which, which are required for different process steps, are accommodated in individual detachable modules, thus considerably simplifying the installation of the painting plant as well as the maintenance and servicing thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: OERLIKON SURFACE SOLUTIONS AG, PFÄFFIKON
    Inventor: Carlos Ribeiro
  • Patent number: 9972442
    Abstract: A wet electrolytic capacitor that contains electrodes (i.e., anode and cathode) and a working electrolyte is provided. The anode and optionally the cathode include a wire assembly containing two or more individual wires. A particulate material is also disposed in contact with at least a portion of the wire assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: AVX Corporation
    Inventors: Mitchell D. Weaver, Zebbie Lynn Sebald
  • Patent number: 9919335
    Abstract: An applicator head for a vacuum coating system includes a manifold shell having opposing shell plates, each including a conduit attachment coupled to a shell aperture. An applicator manifold is affixed to each shell plate. Each applicator manifold includes two coupled manifold plates, with one including a manifold aperture, and each is affixed to the respective shell plate so that each manifold aperture aligns with the respective shell aperture. An applicator channel is formed between the manifold plates of each applicator manifold, and the applicator channel is fluidically coupled to the manifold aperture of each respective applicator manifold. Each applicator channel forms an applicator port at a leading edge of each respective applicator manifold, and each leading edge is configured to be complementary in shape to an edge of a workpiece to be coated. First and second face plates are disposed over the leading edges of the applicator manifolds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: AWI Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Sebastien G. Nalin, Scott L. Huntzinger, John J. Hartman, Jr., Lida Lu, Eric D. Kragness
  • Patent number: 9904259
    Abstract: A plate member reversing system adapted for sequentially reversing and transferring a plurality of plate members, includes a second delta robot, a reversing device and a second transfer device. The second delta robot is configured such that it sequentially holds the plate members and transfers and places them onto the reversing device. The reversing device, onto which the plate member is transferred and placed in a horizontal position by the second delta robot, is configured such that, while the transferred and placed plate member is being held by application of suction with its upper surface in an open state, it reverses the upper and the lower surfaces of the plate member. In addition, the second transfer device receives the reversed plate member from the reversing device and transfers it in a reversed state and in a horizontal position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenji Bando, Toshihiko Miyazaki, Shuhei Kuraoka
  • Patent number: 9795983
    Abstract: A deposition apparatus includes deposition sources, a deposition chamber, a mask assembly, and a transfer unit. The mask assembly includes a support member, a shutter member, and a drive member. The support member has a first opening configured to allow the deposition materials to pass through while supporting the base substrate on which the passed-through deposition materials are deposited. The shutter member is accommodated in the support member and has a second opening smaller than the first opening. The drive member is configured to change a position of the second opening with respect to the base substrate in accordance with the movement of the mask assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Min Ho Kim, You Min Cha, Seuk Hwan Park
  • Patent number: 9780303
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a thin film fabricating apparatus which may be employed in mass production and may stably provide a uniform nano-order layer. An exemplary embodiment of a thin film fabricating apparatus includes: an electrode bath which contains a thin film-forming material; a plurality of needle electrodes disposed in the electrode bath; a plurality of ring electrodes disposed on the electrode bath at positions corresponding to the needle electrodes; and a substrate stand disposed opposite to the needle electrodes and the ring electrodes, where the substrate stand holds the substrate, on which a thin film is to be formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hamamoto Nobuo, Miyazaki Hiroshi
  • Patent number: 9724723
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (100) for applying a foaming reaction mixture (600) onto a top layer (500), in particular for producing a composite element, comprising at least one casting rake (200, 260) with a tubular hollow body (210), said hollow body (210) extending along a central axis (250) and having at least two outlet openings (220) for discharging the foaming reaction mixture (600). The casting rake (200, 260) and the top layer (500) can be moved relative to each other along a longitudinal axis (510). According to the invention, the central axis (250) of the at least one casting rake (200, 260) and the longitudinal axis (510) of the movement form an angle (400, 410) of <=80 DEG relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Ralf Köster, Horst-Uwe Jung, Catherine Lövenich
  • Patent number: 9694372
    Abstract: A system for coating a non-rotating pipe work piece including: valves, flow lines, and a mixing block for receiving a first and a second component material each delivered at a pressure, flow measurement devices to measure the flows of the components, a static mixer in fluid communication with the mixing block for receiving the combined components, a C-shaped plate member arranged around the work piece, a drive mechanism to oscillate a partial rotation of the C-shaped member about the work piece with the rate of oscillations controlled by a logic controller, at least two spray guns disposed on the C-shaped member to spray towards the outside surface of the work piece, a drive mechanism to traverse the at least two spray guns longitudinally with the rate of traverse controlled by a logic controller; and the logic controller(s) programmed to control based on a number of input and measured parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Line Travel Automated Coating Inc.
    Inventors: Sidney A. Taylor, Stanley Rogala, Ivan Belik, Miles Wenger
  • Patent number: 9561519
    Abstract: A spraying system includes a spraying device, a toasting device, a conveyor line, and a turning device. The spraying device is configured to spray a workpiece. The toasting device is configured to toast the workpiece. The conveyor line passes through the spraying device and the toasting device and is configured to convey the workpiece. The turning device is coupled to the conveyor line and includes a first fixing frame across the conveyor line, a turning mechanism, and a blocking member. The turning mechanism includes a bearing frame detachably coupled to the conveyor line, a rotation shaft rotatably coupled to the bearing frame; a rotatable member coupled to the rotation shaft; and a positioning member coupled to the rotation shaft and configured to couple the workpiece. The blocking member is coupled to the fixing frame and configured to block the rotatable member to rotate the rotation shaft, the positioning member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wen-Long Zou, Miao-Fang Qian
  • Patent number: 9440256
    Abstract: A laminate is provided that includes a metallic ink layer having excellent glossiness. A method for producing a laminate includes forming a metallic ink layer by irradiating ultraviolet light to a metallic ink applied onto a medium, forming a smoothing ink layer by applying a smoothing ink onto the metallic ink layer after forming the metallic ink layer, and forming a color ink layer by applying a color ink onto the smoothing ink layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Isao Tabayashi
  • Patent number: 9378871
    Abstract: A wire harness manufacturing method prevents inadvertent deformation of thermoplastic material and separation of thermoplastic material. A predetermined part of an electric wire 91 is accommodated in a through hole of a tubular body formed by connection between a first and second nest members (123, 124) of a nozzle (12), by integrally connecting first and second case body members (121, 122) of the nozzle (12), with the predetermined part of the electric wire 91 therebetween. An approximately tubular covering member (92) covering the predetermined part of the electric wire (91) is molded integrally with the thermoplastic material, by discharging thermoplastic material plasticized by a material plasticizing unit (11) from thermoplastic material discharge orifices (1213) and (1223) in the nozzle (12) to the outer periphery of the electric wire (91), while moving the electric wire (91) and the nozzle (12) relatively to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Osamu Sato
  • Patent number: 9366528
    Abstract: Instruments for measuring and/or controlling the thickness of a coating applied to a substrate are provided. Methods for measuring the dry thickness of the coating utilizing instruments of the invention are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: WOLF INDUSTRAIL INNOVATION
    Inventor: Udo Wolfgang Bucher
  • Patent number: 9304415
    Abstract: A coating system includes a leveling element and a dispenser assembly. The leveling element extends generally transverse to a substrate advance orientation and is releasably engageable against a substrate support. The dispenser assembly includes an array of side-by-side independent liquid dispensers and an air pressure assembly to supply a common air pressure to each dispenser to cause pressurized dispensing of a coating liquid from each dispenser onto a substrate on the substrate support. The liquid dispensing occurs at least during relative movement between the dispenser assembly and the substrate support and during the relative movement, the leveling element is actuated to uniformize the coating liquid on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Michael H. Lee, Krzysztof Nauka, Henryk Birecki, Napoleon J. Leoni
  • Patent number: 9221066
    Abstract: An electrostatic painting apparatus is provided. The electrostatic painting apparatus includes a body, a plurality of rotary atomizers included at least partially within the body, wherein each rotary atomizer is configured to electrostatically apply a coating material to a conductive substrate, and wherein each rotary atomizer is independently controllable, and a single high voltage cascade coupled to the plurality of rotary atomizers and configured to provide a high voltage to each rotary atomizer such that the same voltage is applied to each rotary atomizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Michael C. Rodgers
  • Publication number: 20150017328
    Abstract: A surface treatment apparatus includes a treatment vessel which contains a treatment solution, a transfer device which transfers a substrate through an interior portion of the treatment vessel in an in-plane direction of the substrate, and a jet device which is positioned in the interior portion of the treatment vessel and jets the treatment solution onto a surface of the substrate such that the surface of the substrate is treated with the treatment solution in the interior portion of the treatment vessel. The jet device has a nozzle hole which jets the treatment solution in a jet direction set parallel or diagonal with respect to the substrate surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: IBIDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Nakane, Yoshihiro Nishio, Yoshiki Kawai, Teruyoshi Hisada, Koya Ozeki, Mitsutaka Naitoh, Yutaka Shichi
  • Publication number: 20140342089
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (100) for applying a foaming reaction mixture (600) onto a top layer (500), in particular for producing a composite element, comprising at least one casting rake (200, 260) with a tubular hollow body (210), said hollow body (210) extending along a central axis (250) and having at least two outlet openings (220) for discharging the foaming reaction mixture (600). The casting rake (200, 260) and the top layer (500) can be moved relative to each other along a longitudinal axis (510). According to the invention, the central axis (250) of the at least one casting rake (200, 260) and the longitudinal axis (510) of the movement form an angle (400, 410) of <=80 DEG relative to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Ralf Köster, Horst-Uwe Jung, Catherine Lövenich
  • Publication number: 20140342090
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (100) for applying a foaming reaction mixture (600) onto a top layer (500), in particular for producing a composite element, comprising at least two casting rakes (200, 260), each of which comprises a tubular hollow body (210), said hollow body (210) extending along a central axis (250) and having at least two outlet openings (220) for discharging the foaming reaction mixture (600). The casting rakes (200, 260) and the top layer (500) can be moved relative to one another in a longitudinal axis (510), and the casting rakes (200, 260) are arranged on a receiving element (700). According to the invention, each arrangement of the casting rakes (200, 260) on the receiving element (700) has a joint (805), by means of which the casting rakes (200, 260) are movably arranged on the receiving element (700) and can be oriented at an angle (400, 410) of <=80 DEG relative to the longitudinal axis (510) of the movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: Ralf Köster
  • Patent number: 8887659
    Abstract: A continuous dosage form coating apparatus uses vibrational impulses to maintain a dosage forms in a fluid state to expose them to a coating material atomized by spraying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: GlaxoSmithKline LLC
    Inventor: Frederick H. Fiesser
  • Patent number: 8852691
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the production of composites, composed of at least one outer layer b) and of an isocyanate-based rigid foam a), where the outer layer b) is moved continuously and the starting material for the isocyanate-based rigid foam a) is applied to the outer layer b), which comprises achieving the application of the liquid starting material for the isocyanate-based rigid foam a) by means of at least one fixed tube c) which has openings f) and which has been placed, with respect to the outer layer b), so as to be parallel to the plane of the outer layer and at right angles to the direction of movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Lars Schoen, Roland Fabisiak, Rainer Hensiek, Peter Huntemann, Ruediger Viereck, Maria Thomas, Bernd Schaper
  • Publication number: 20140161983
    Abstract: One processing block is arranged between an indexer block and another processing block. One substrate is transported to a main transport mechanism in the one processing block by a main transport mechanism in the indexer block, transported to a first processing section and a thermal processing section by the main transport mechanism in the one processing block and processing is performed on the substrate. The substrate after the processing is transported to the main transport mechanism in the indexer block by the main transport mechanism in the one processing block. Another substrate is transported to a sub-transport mechanism in a sub-transport chamber by the main transport mechanism in the indexer block, and is transported to a main transport mechanism in another processing block by the sub-transport mechanism in the sub-transport chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventor: Yukihiko INAGAKI
  • Patent number: 8733273
    Abstract: An ejecting mechanism includes a pump, a pump controller unit, a distribution pipe, a restricting unit, and adhesive nozzles. The pump controller unit is configured to control to increase or decrease the amount of adhesive to be taken in by the pump. The distribution unit is configured to send a predetermined amount of adhesive to the adhesive nozzles out of the adhesive supplied by the pump, and to return the rest of adhesive to a discharge pipe out of the supplied adhesive, except for the predetermined amount of adhesive. The restricting unit is configured to disposed between the distribution unit and the discharge pipe and configured to restrict an amount of adhesive to be returned to a pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8728858
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided in which individual elements of a thin patterned film are deposited by two or more nozzles having different geometries. The different nozzle geometries may include one or more of different throttle diameters, different exhaust diameters, different cross-sectional shapes, different bore angles, different wall angles, different exhaust distances from the substrate, and different leading edges relative to the direction of movement of the nozzles or the substrate. Methods may include steps of ejecting a carrier gas and a material from a plurality of nozzles and depositing the material on the substrate in a plurality of laterally spaced elements, each of the elements deposited by a separate nozzle group. At least one of the nozzles in a group of nozzles depositing an element may be configured to deposit the material on the substrate in a width that is smaller than the width of the element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Universal Display Corporation
    Inventors: Siddharth Harikrishna Mohan, Paul E. Burrows
  • Patent number: 8722152
    Abstract: A wet processing apparatus for wet-processing substrates can suppress the reduction of throughput when some component part thereof becomes unserviceable. The wet processing apparatus includes a first nozzle unit and a second nozzle unit. When the wet processing apparatus operates in a normal mode, a substrate carrying mechanism is controlled so as to deliver substrates alternately to processing units of a first group and those of a second group so that the substrates are processed sequentially in order. When the processing units of the first group (the second group) are unserviceable due to the inoperativeness of the substrate holders, a processing liquid supply system or a nozzle support mechanism, the nozzle unit for the processing units of the second group (the first group) is moved to process substrates by the serviceable ones of the first group (the second group).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Naofumi Kishita, Kouji Fujimura, Yoshitaka Hara
  • Publication number: 20140127413
    Abstract: A spraying system may be used for applying a coating fluid onto a cellulosic mixture. The spraying system may include a conveyor and spraying apparatus. The conveyor may include a cellulosic mixture contacting surface and may be moveable in a conveying direction. The spraying apparatus may be operable to deliver coating fluid towards the cellulosic mixture contacting surface. The spraying apparatus may include at least one primary spray nozzle and at least one secondary spray nozzle. Each of the at least one primary spray nozzles may be oriented such that it can deliver the coating fluid in a first spray generally opposite the conveying direction. Each of the at least one secondary spray nozzles may be oriented such that it can deliver the coating fluid in a second spray generally concurrent with the conveying direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventors: Walter J. McGuire, Chad M. Forsthoefel, Phil Kreimer, James A. Hetzer
  • 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: 8689727
    Abstract: The examples described herein provide methods and equipment for an anti-oxidation spraying on a steel billet. In some examples, when the billet at the temperature of 400° C.-1000° C. enters the predetermined spraying region, a plurality of anti-oxidation spraying devices are used to perform an anti-oxidation spray on the billet in two or more directions, thereby forming directly an anti-oxidation coating on the steel billet at 400° C.-1000° C. By using the example method and equipment described herein, on-line spraying of anti-oxidation coating on the steel billet can be performed under high-temperature condition, thereby reducing an oxidation burning loss rate of the steel billet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Dalian RINO Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jianping Qiu, Dejun Zou, Zhihai Wei, Mingzhi Zhu, Meng Xu, Zhiqian Jia, Shufeng Ye, Lianqi Wei
  • Publication number: 20140061985
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for applying adhesive to a string of pocketed coil springs during manufacture of an innerspring assembly, which apparatus comprises a plurality of independently actuatable adhesive applicators, each having a different transverse position relative to a longitudinal axis of the string of pocketed coil springs, and means for causing relative movement between the string of pocketed coil springs and the plurality of adhesive applicators, along a longitudinal axis of the string. The apparatus is adapted to apply adhesive to the string of pocketed coil springs, during relative movement between the first string of pocketed coil springs and the plurality of adhesive applicators, in a pattern that varies between at least some pockets of the string of pocketed coil springs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: SPRINGFORM TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Ian James Whitworth, Matthew Wayne Cronen
  • Patent number: 8640641
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for applying liquid onto a substrate include a nozzle configured to be connected to a liquid source. The nozzle further includes a distribution passage with a length that can receive the liquid. A piston is positioned in the distribution passage and a slit-shaped nozzle opening is in fluid communication with the distribution passage. The piston is movable in the distribution passage so as to vary the length that can receive the liquid. The nozzle opening communicates with the distribution passage via a plurality of spaced apart outlet channels having respective outlet ends. The outlet channels are formed between first and second nozzle pieces each having a tip portion at the outlet ends. At least one of the first or second nozzle pieces is flexible at the tip such that the outlet ends open when under positive fluid pressure and close when the fluid pressure is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventor: Kai Lübbecke
  • Publication number: 20140017412
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the production of composites, composed of at least one outer layer b) and of an isocyanate-based rigid foam a), where the outer layer b) is moved continuously and the starting material for the isocyanate-based rigid foam a) is applied to the outer layer b), which comprises achieving the application of the liquid starting material for the isocyanate-based rigid foam a) by means of at least one fixed tube c) which has openings f) and which has been placed, with respect to the outer layer b), so as to be parallel to the plane of the outer layer and at right angles to the direction of movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Lars SCHOEN, Roland Fabisiak, Rainer Hensiek, Peter Huntemann, Ruediger Viereck, Maria Thomas, Bernd Schaper
  • Patent number: 8616151
    Abstract: A paste formation pattern for odd numbers on which dot groups are arranged in an island form and a paste formation pattern for even numbers on which dot groups are arranged at opposing positions to the dot groups on the paste formation pattern for odd numbers in an island form are set. Further, a paste discharge head is controlled such that the set paste formation pattern for odd numbers is formed on an adhesion surface of an odd-numbered sheet of paper and the discharge head is controlled such that the set paste formation pattern for even numbers is formed on an adhesion surface of an even-numbered sheet of paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Masaru Hoshino