Inside Of Hollow Work Patents (Class 118/317)
  • Patent number: 10518285
    Abstract: A vertical internal coating machine is taught, which may be used with bodies such as cans (2 piece, 3 piece, draw, redraw) and including cylinders, containers and any similar body. In the machine cans or similar bodies are vertical in the machine's star wheel rather than horizontal, and the bodies are sprayed with the star wheel in continuous motion without stopping and starting. The machine teaches that a plurality of spray guns may be provided for each pocket of the star wheel. By means of the machine an improved line layout is devised which may eliminate the need to raise the bodies immediately prior to a necker by allowing the vertical can internal coating machine and internal bake over to be disposed on any level of the facility, upper, lower, mezzanine, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: VERTICON, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Michael Gillest, Michael W. Calahan, Jared Patrick Jones, William Devere Jones
  • Patent number: 10421088
    Abstract: A device for coating cylinder walls of an internal combustion engine forming a plurality of cylinders. A coating device is provided for each cylinder, the coating devices are controlled in such a way that the cylinder walls of all the cylinders are coated simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventors: Martin Schübel, Wolfram Wagener, Patrick Woisetschlaeger
  • Patent number: 10118857
    Abstract: The present invention regards a method for internally coating a hollow glass body comprising the steps of: (a) applying on at least one internal surface of said hollow body at least one coating composition in form of liquid dispersion comprising at least one glass frit and at least one polymeric dispersing agent; (b) subjecting said internal surface comprising said coating composition to a thermal treatment, so as to obtain a vitrified coating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: BORMIOLI LUIGI S.p.A.
    Inventor: Simone Baratta
  • Patent number: 10053798
    Abstract: Methods and systems for manufacturing a tablet are generally provided. Certain embodiments comprise electrodepositing (e.g., electrospinning) a material (e.g., the tablet material, for example, within a fluid) onto a substrate. The substrate can be, for example, an elongated rod. In some such embodiments, after material has been electrodeposited onto the substrate, a die comprising a cavity and the substrate can be moved relative to each other such that the electrodeposited material is at least partially stripped from the substrate and/or at least partially deposited into the cavity of the die. Some embodiments comprise compressing the material in the cavity to form a tablet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Massachusetts Insititute of Technology
    Inventors: Alexander H. Slocum, Nicholas M. Sondej, Bernhardt Levy Trout, Gregory C. Rutledge, Indrani Bhattacharyya
  • Patent number: 10012078
    Abstract: A method and system for applying a liner material to a contoured surface, such as an exposed rock face in an underground hard rock mine, is disclosed. Locations of a plurality of spatially distributed surface grid points on the contoured surface may be detected so as to generate a representative topographical profile of the contoured surface. Based on the plurality of surface grid points, a spray path for a liner application device configured to emit a spray of the liner material may be determined. In some cases, the spray path may have a trajectory that follows the topographical profile of the contoured surface offset therefrom within a spray range of the liner application device. Liner material may then be sprayed onto the contoured surface while controlling the liner application device to undertake at least one pass of the spray path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: ABB INC.
    Inventors: Brian J. Bond, Abel J. Elias, Aaron J. Elliott, Seth Galipeau, Mark Greaves, Stephen M. Kelly, Brian W. Richardson, Steven F. Simpson, Nick McDonald
  • Patent number: 9950332
    Abstract: Methods and systems comprising a first and a second powder coating apparatus, with each apparatus comprising a tubular barrel having an axial bore extending longitudinally therethrough, are usable for coating an interior surface of a tubular member. Each coating apparatus comprises a conical member connected with the tubular barrel and at least one gas conduit connected to the tubular barrel for communicating gas into the tubular barrel. The at least one gas conduit contains a gas flow control valve connected thereto for controlling the volumetric flow rate of gas through the at least one gas conduit. Each coating apparatus further comprises at least one container for holding a coating material, an inlet conduit for communicating the coating material into the axial bore of the tubular barrel, and a plurality of gas nozzles connected to the tubular barrel for inducing spiraling gas flow through the axial bore of the tubular barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Inventor: Joe C. McQueen
  • Patent number: 9850583
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus and method for forming lubricant recesses having minute configurations by applying a photolithograph method in a curved inner surface, such as a cylinder bore surface of a cylinder block, the inside of a cylinder liner, the inside of a compressor cylinder, a big end of a connecting rod, a big end bearing, a shaft insertion hole of a rocker arm, or the like in an internal combustion engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Hwabaek Engineering Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Kang Lee, Young Hwan Uhm, Jung Min Han
  • Patent number: 9758437
    Abstract: Compositions and methods are provided for a system in which liquid carbon dioxide, or a mixture of liquid and gaseous carbon dioxide, is converted to solid carbon dioxide by exiting an orifice at a sufficient pressure drop, e.g., for delivery of carbon dioxide to a concrete mixture in a mixer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: CarbonCure Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Dean Paul Forgeron, Joshua Jeremy Brown, George Sean Monkman, Paul J. Sandberg
  • Patent number: 9545664
    Abstract: A high-temperature die casting die includes a first die plate with a first recess and a second die plate with a second recess, the first and second recesses defining a main part cavity and gating. A grain selector is in fluid communication with the main cavity, and an in situ zone refining apparatus is adapted to apply a localized thermal gradient to at least one of the first and second die plates. The localized thermal gradient and the at least one die plate are movable relative to each other so as to apply the localized thermal gradient along a first direction extending from the grain selector longitudinally across the main part cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Steven J. Bullied, John Joseph Marcin, Mario P. Bochiechio
  • Patent number: 9493316
    Abstract: A robotic carton unloader for automatic unloading of cartons from a carton pile, such as a carton pile stacked within a trailer. In various embodiments, a robotic carton unloader may comprise a conveyor system, a robotic positioner, and a manipulator having a conformable face configured to conform to irregularities of the carton pile, and the manipulator may be movable attached to an end of the robotic positioner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Inventors: Michael L. Girtman, Brian E. Neville, Matthew Wicks
  • Patent number: 9463580
    Abstract: The invention provides compositions and methods directed to carbonation of a cement mix during mixing. The carbonation may be controlled by one or more feedback mechanisms to adjust carbon dioxide delivery based on one or more characteristics of the mix or other aspects of the mixing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Inventors: Dean Paul Forgeron, George Sean Monkman, Kevin Cail, Joshua Jeremy Brown
  • Patent number: 9377152
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for positioning an automated processing system, coupled with a track, are disclosed. The apparatus includes an automated chassis having drive, steering, elevation, and track-gripping components actuated by an onboard controller to permit the chassis to carry a processing system together with its track from one location to another about a work surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: James N. Buttrick, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9261232
    Abstract: A pipe lubricant applicator includes a rotatable housing to receive a lubricant, the housing having a central axis and a concave inner surface and wherein an axis extending radially from the central axis of the housing intersects the concave inner surface at an angle that is not 90°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: National Oilwell Varco, L.P.
    Inventor: Jaroslav Belik
  • Patent number: 9067224
    Abstract: A nozzle arrangement for applying coating material in cavities of objects, in particular of vehicle bodies, comprises a nozzle element, which can be connected to a material source and comprises a first discharge opening and at least one further discharge opening, by way of which coating material can be discharged. With a directing device, the flow path of the coating material from the material source can be set in such a way that the flow path leads optionally to the first discharge opening and/or to the at least one further discharge opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: EISENMANN AG
    Inventors: Markus Albrecht, Frank Hamscher
  • Publication number: 20150136118
    Abstract: A method of applying a coating to a glass sleeve with an inner surface and an outer surface, the glass sleeve configured as a part of a solar-receiver tube, is provided. Thereby, the coating is solely applied to one of the surfaces of the glass sleeve. A method of fixing such glass sleeve in an interior of a coating tank, such coating tank and a fixing arrangement for fixing such glass sleeve in an interior of a coating tank, is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Hagai Aran, Victor Levin, Elad Mor
  • Patent number: 9027507
    Abstract: A method of internally restoring a pipe preferably includes the steps of isolating a leaking pipe from a system of pipes; drying an interior of a leaking pipe; measuring the airflow through the leak; cleaning the interior of the leaking pipe; presealing a leak with a leak sealing media, measuring the leak flow rate after the pre-sealing; applying an internal protective coating process; and pressure testing the leaking pipe for leaks. The pipe restoration method preferably uses a control box, a media injection system, an air compressor and a coating dispensing system at an inlet of the leaking pipe. The pipe restoration method preferably uses a coating overflow receiver, a muffler and a dust collector at an exit of the leaking pipe. After the treatments, the leaking pipe becomes a restored pipe. The restored pipe is pressure tested for leaks at a working pressure rating of the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventors: Roy A. Terry, Ryan A. Terry, Michael T. Terry
  • Patent number: 9010271
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a container holding a whitening material, and a dispenser to release the whitening material from the container, wherein the dispenser is configured to simultaneously dispense the whitening material in a spray pattern 360 degrees around the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Par Aide Products Co.
    Inventors: Randy Paulson, Eric R. Amato, Ronald W. Rzeszutek
  • Patent number: 9004003
    Abstract: This is a photoconductor and dispenser assembly and system. The photoconductor is in a tubular form so as to accept a tubular formed dispenser within its hollow portion. The dispenser will coat within this hollow portion a uniform coating of an acoustical dampening material. This material will dull any sound produced by the photoconductive marking system. The assembly is the tube having in its hollow portion this dispenser. The dispenser fits tightly but movably within the hollow portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Steven C. Hart, Fa-Gung Fan
  • Patent number: 8978579
    Abstract: A method for regeneration of internal conduit surfaces by thermal projection of metals, includes inserting a device including a vehicle having a rolling assembly to permit rolling of the vehicle and carrying a thermal projection system, through a manhole in a conduit installation, including the steps of inserting the device in a conduit with the rolling assembly in a retracted position, and expanding the rolling assembly inside the conduit until the device is centered in the conduit; inserting electrical, pneumatic and/or hydraulic conduits and conduits for supplying metal to be thermally projected, through the manhole, such that the conduits are connected with the vehicle; positioning a regeneration device including the thermal projection system connected with the vehicle by a remote-control pulling system in a particular position to be regenerated; thermally projecting metal from the regeneration device; advancing the vehicle and connected regeneration device to a new regeneration position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Ingeníera y Marketing, S.A.
    Inventors: Héctor Dominguis Perez, Fernando Lazaro Terron, Marcelo Soto Tomas, Juan Ferre Prieto
  • Patent number: 8943998
    Abstract: An apparatus for cladding the interior surfaces of a curved pipe section includes a flexible track that is positioned longitudinally within the curved pipe and supported at opposite ends to corresponding opposite ends of the curved pipe. The flexible track is caused to bend and conform to the radius of curvature of an interior surface of the curved pipe. A robotic crawler is supported on the track section and carries a material applicator head. The robotic crawler is driven back-and-forth across the track section while the material applicator head applies an overlay material to the interior surface of the curved pipe. In a method, the position of the curved pipe in space, the travel direction and speed of the crawler and the position of the application head are all coordinated to maintain the application of the overlay material in the “flat plane” position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventor: Don Gano
  • Publication number: 20140356533
    Abstract: An apparatus and methods for applying an inner coating to a wellbore screen are described. The apparatus comprises a support for the wellbore screen, an elongate injector for injecting coating material into the inner bore of the wellbore screen, and a driver for positioning the elongate injector into the inner bore and moving the elongate injector through the inner bore to introduce coating material to the inner bore. The elongate injector has a supported end, a distal end, and a coating material delivery line extending through the elongate injector from a coating material supply to a port at the distal end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Fred Harmat
  • Publication number: 20140352612
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a transfer apparatus for transfer to and/or from a processing machine, in particular an internal lacquering machine, for processing cylindrical containers with or without a closed bottom, in particular made of aluminium or steel, wherein the processing machine comprises a holding dial provided with holding elements for holding the cylindrical containers, to a processing system including such transfer apparatus and to a corresponding transfer method and it is an object of the present invention to provide such transfer apparatus, which allows for transferring cylindrical containers with or without a closed bottom to a processing machine the holding elements of which having radially and tangentially fixed positions relative to the holding dial and being equally distributed with a first mutual pacing on a circle with a reduced need for maintenance and/or cleaning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Mall + Herlan Italia Srl
    Inventors: Sergio Persico, Flavio Vailati
  • Publication number: 20140349010
    Abstract: A device (1) for applying a coating of hardenable plastic to an inner side of a wall of a tubular construction, for example a sewage pipe, includes a supply chamber (3) for containing a hardenable plastic, a delivery head (2) including an outlet (5) for letting out the hardenable plastic from the delivery head (2), and a pump (11) for transporting the hardenable plastic from the supply chamber (3) to the outlet (5). During use, the outlet (5) is positioned at various angular positions with respect to a rotation axis (40), so that the entire circumference of the inner side of the wall of the tubular construction can be provided with the hardenable plastics coating. The supply chamber (3) includes a flexible wall for optimal maneuverability of the device (1), whereby broad application of the device (1) is possible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: RENO-PIPE B.V.
    Inventor: Mathieu Christiaan Joseph Bastiaans
  • Patent number: 8893643
    Abstract: Provided is a coating apparatus in which a liquid substance is less likely to splash around and a chemical solution can be coated on a specific region of the inside surface of a tubular container. The coating apparatus 10 includes a spraying direction changing member 12, fixed to a tip portion of a spray nozzle 4 with an inner tube 6 and an outer tube 7, for changing the direction of spray of a sol oriented outward to a direction intersecting a direction of discharge of the liquid substance from the inner tube 6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Sekisui Medical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuuji Setoguchi, Tomonori Inoue
  • Patent number: 8887660
    Abstract: Methods and process steps for mapping, cleaning and providing barrier coatings to interior walls of piping systems. An entire piping system can be cleaned in one single pass by dry particulates forced by air and the piping system coated in one single pass. Pipes can be protected from water corrosion, erosion and electrolysis. Pipes having diameters of approximately ?? up to approximately 6? are treatable. Piping systems such as potable water lines, natural gas lines, HVAC, drains, and fire sprinkler systems in homes, apartments, high-rise hotel/resorts, office towers, high-rise apartment and condominiums and schools, can be treated. The coating forms an approximately 4 mils or greater covering inside the pipes. Buildings can return to service within approximately 24 to approximately 96 hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Pipe Restoration Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Larry L. Gillanders, Steven A. Williams, Gregory L. Ryan, John F. Trout
  • Patent number: 8881673
    Abstract: An apparatus for the applying of refractory material in 360 degrees while the apparatus is raised or lowered vertically or inserted and retracted horizontally can apply a layer of material continuously on the interior surface of a hot vessel. Wet mixed refractory material is supplied to an applicator and pressurized air is supplied to the applicator so as to rotate a spinner head on the applicator. The apparatus includes a shroud around the housing of the applicator which conveys the pressurized air around the housing to cool the housing below the temperature of the vessel. Also described is a method of applying refractory material by a spinner head on the applicator in the form of a spray to hot metallurgical vessels such as the snorkel tubes of vacuum degassers and ladles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Specialty Minerals (Michigan) Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Charles Griffin, Stephen Peter Giordanengo
  • Patent number: 8869737
    Abstract: The invention provides a cylinder bore spraying apparatus capable of carrying out honing processing and finishing after a sprayed film is formed in a cylinder bore in a state where the cylinder bore is deformed by a dummy head. A sprayed film is formed on an inner peripheral surface of a cylinder bore by a spraying gun in a state where a dummy head is pressed against a cylinder block such that a cylinder head is fastened to the cylinder block by a bolt. Thereby, a deformed state of a cylinder bore is simulated. A protection mask prevents the sprayed film from adhering to the dummy head and is detachably attached to the liner hole of the dummy head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masatsugu Takahashi, Hideo Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8863685
    Abstract: A camera is used to take an image of an end surface of a honeycomb structure gripped by a hand. Based on the image, an initial rotation angle of the honeycomb structure around a vertical axis at a reference position where the image has been taken is recognized. An arm turning section is driven to convey the honeycomb structure gripped by the hand from the reference position to above a plugging mask. A rotation angle required to adjust the rotation angle of the honeycomb structure on the plugging mask to a desired final rotation angle is acquired based on the initial rotation angle recognized at the reference position and a rotation angle of the honeycomb structure around the vertical axis associated with the driving of the arm turning section from the reference position to above the plugging mask. The honeycomb structure is rotated based on the required rotation angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Masaharu Mori, Ying Gong
  • Publication number: 20140272104
    Abstract: Methods for coating a target surface of an article having one or more passageways include fluidly connecting a temperature controlled fluid to at least one passageway, passing the temperature controlled fluid through the at least one passageway, wherein the temperature controlled fluid at least partially controls a temperature profile of the article, and coating the target surface, wherein the temperature profile of the article at least partially controls a microstructure of the coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventor: General Electric Company
  • Publication number: 20140199479
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for treating a substrate with a volatile liquid, crop-preservative formulation, wherein said substrate is in proximity to a crop to be treated by the vapor from said formulation, is disclosed. The substrate is most conveniently a portion of a container in which said crop is stored or shipped. The apparatus and method are adapted to place predetermined quantities of said formulation upon a desired substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: 1,4 GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: John M. FORSYTHE, Curtis Lee EAMES, Jan W. DE WEERD, James ZALEWSKI
  • Patent number: 8763554
    Abstract: Systems and methods for painting, which might be used to paint the soil in a golf hole are provided. A spraying device can comprise a first masking apparatus, a second masking apparatus coupled to the first and a paint dispersing device, between the first and second masking apparatus. The paint may disperse from a single nozzle that can include multiple individual exit points for the spray. In another embodiment, the single nozzle includes an exit point and a flat or curved plate to direct the spray. Alternatively, the paint dispersing apparatus may comprise multiple nozzles. The nozzles may be provided with paint using tubes connecting from a paint source, such as an aerosol paint can, to each nozzle. The first masking apparatus can be a golf cup mask and the second masking apparatus can be a putting green mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: White Metal Golf
    Inventor: Robert E. Porter
  • Patent number: 8757086
    Abstract: The interior of a straight pipe is clad using a plurality of welding heads. The pipe is carried on support rollers including drive components for rotating the pipe about its axis while holding it fixed against axial movement. There are four welding heads with two carried on a cantilevered support arm of a respective one of a first and a second carriage mounted outside the pipe at opposite ends of the pipe and each movable in a direction longitudinally of the axis of the pipe. The heads are located on the arm at a common angular position at bottom dead center to weld vertically downwardly. The pipe support includes a pair of drive rollers arranged with their axes parallel to the axis of the pipe and adjustable in spacing to change the height of the pipe on the rollers relative to the welding heads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventor: Randel Brandstrom
  • Publication number: 20140079890
    Abstract: A component stack is coated such that, during a first coating pass, a first angle (?) is formed between the first stack opening surface and the coating beam and, during a second coating pass, a second angle (?) is formed between the first stack opening surface and the coating beam, wherein the first angle (?) and the second angle (?) are formed in opposite directions relative to the first stack opening surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Sulzer Metco AG
    Inventors: Peter Ernst, Bernd Distler
  • Patent number: 8671874
    Abstract: Methods are presented for applying a coating material to the particle collecting regions and surfaces of the stages of a cascade impactor after the impactor is assembled for use. The methods comprise generation of a multimodal droplet aerosol of liquid coating material and delivering it into the impactor. The modes of coating droplet aerosol are selected to produce droplets that span the range of cutoff diameters for the stages of the cascade impactor. The coating substance improves the trapping of particles on the stages. The methods limit the total amount of coating material applied and confine it to the regions of particle impact opposite the stage orifices, thereby reducing the possibility of chemical interference when analyzing a test aerosol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventor: Clyde L. Witham
  • Patent number: 8667925
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for locating an instrument within a pipe. The apparatus may include body portion defining a cavity therein, a pipe engagement region for slideable engagement with a pipe, and an instrument retention portion for receiving at least a portion of an instrument therein and retaining the instrument in position relative to the body. A method is also disclosed including the use of the apparatus to locate an instrument within a pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: HTC Management Services, Ltd
    Inventors: Richard Christopher, Erwin Pearson
  • Patent number: 8640642
    Abstract: An apparatus for internally lining an elongate member, the apparatus including an outer barrel portion and an inner mold head, an annular mold cavity defined between the outer barrel portion and the inner mold body, and means for providing a settable material to the mold cavity wherein the settable material is injected into the mold cavity as the elongate member is forced past the cavity, internally lining the elongate member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Inventor: Reginald Charles Bourne
  • Patent number: 8584615
    Abstract: A spray assembly includes a power source, a motion control mechanism such as a cam box, and at least one spray head structured to apply a coating to a plurality of can ends. Each spray head includes a mounting member, a pivot member, a gun assembly including a plurality of spray guns, and a transfer mechanism for transferring a predetermined motion induced by the cam box from the cam box to the pivot member. Each of the spray guns applies the coating to the can ends in accordance with the predetermined motion. Preferably the predetermined motion as an oscillating motion transferred to the pivot member by belts, thereby oscillating the spray guns. The spray assembly may include a plurality of spray heads, wherein can ends of the same or different sizes are transferred in lanes to a corresponding one of the spray heads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Stolle Machinery Company, LLC
    Inventor: Dennis C. Stammen
  • Publication number: 20130287943
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for the internal treatment of pipes, in particular for coolant tubes of steam condensers and heat exchangers, comprising a supply unit (V) for feeding and conveying treatment media, an application unit (A) to apply the treatment media fed in by the supply unit, as well as a control unit to monitor and control the supplied treatment media and the application of treatment media to the inner wall of the pipes, wherein the application unit (A) is provided with a guiding hose (21) through which an application hose (18) extends designed so as to be inserted into the pipe to be treated, said application hose (18) terminating in a nozzle, wherein the application hose (18) can be wound up in a single layer on a driven reel (17) and secured on the reel (17) by means of tensioning belts, the application hose (18) is capable of moving forward and back via guide rollers (27) arranged on a traversing carriage (55), the guide rollers (27) are powered by a drive operating synchronously with
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventor: Richard Kreiselmaier
  • Patent number: 8561569
    Abstract: A combined heating and cooling device for coating the inner walls of pipes may include heating areas and cooling areas. This device can be guided along the pipe to be coated, wherein a fluid containing the coating active agent is supplied to the interior of the pipe. The combined heating and cooling treatment for the pipe supports the process of coating formation. The cooling process is subject to a desired profile by the use of the cooling area and is not determined by chance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Frank Arndt, Jens Dahl Jensen, Ursus Krüger, Gabriele Winkler
  • Publication number: 20130269901
    Abstract: Embodiments provide methods, apparatuses and systems for depositing a thermal insulator coating onto a desired surface of a mold cavity or insert or preform. Embodiments also provide casting methods using a thermal insulator coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Josh E. Loukus, Adam R. Loukus, Travis Pennala, Luke Luskin
  • Patent number: 8534221
    Abstract: A honeycomb filter production apparatus used for producing a honeycomb filter, the apparatus includes: a workpiece securing section for securing a base (workpiece) of a honeycomb filter; a powder transfer section for transferring a powder together with an air current by utilizing pressurized gas; an introduction section that is provided between the powder transfer section and the workpiece securing section, the powder transferred from the powder transfer section together with the air current being mixed with another gas in the introduction section, and introduced into the base (workpiece) secured by the workpiece securing section; and a suction section for sucking the gas that has passed through the base (workpiece) secured by the workpiece securing section by reducing pressure on the other side of the workpiece securing section as compared with the one side of the workpiece securing section using suction means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Tsuji, Takayoshi Akao, Shuhei Fujita, Kazuhi Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 8513559
    Abstract: An apparatus applies a wear coating on the interior surface of conduits, particularly conduit elbows, in which the weld head applying a weld bead forming the wear coating is supported by a wheel engaging the bottom surface of the conduit and interconnected with a push/pull cart mounted on a linear support frame exteriorly of the conduit by a plurality of linkage elements. Each of the head element and the linkage elements include a centralizing joint having a pair of transversely opposing rollers that engage the lateral sides of the conduit to maintain a consistent positioning of the welding arm at the distal end of the apparatus. The welding arm includes a three-axis adjustment for the welding torch tip for accurate location thereof within the conduit. Positional adjustment of the welding torch tip is provided by independent electric motors associated with each pivot axis in the welding arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: SWA Holding Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Randel Brandstrom
  • Patent number: 8495968
    Abstract: A honeycomb filter production apparatus includes: a workpiece securing section for securing a base of a honeycomb filter; a powder transfer section for transferring a powder together with an air current by utilizing pressurized gas; an introduction section for introducing the powder that has transferred from the powder transfer section into the base secured by the workpiece securing section when the apparatus is used; a suction section for sucking the gas that has passed through the base secured by the workpiece securing section using suction means; a cleaning section for removing a surplus powder adhering to an end face of the base after the introduction of the powder; a judgment section for judging an amount of the powder adhering to the base; and a workpiece transfer section for transferring the base among the workpiece securing section, the cleaning section, and the judgment section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Tsuji, Takayoshi Akao, Shuhei Fujita, Kazuhi Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 8479680
    Abstract: An engine block coating system for applying a coating to an engine block includes a work stand, a coating gun, and a first nozzle. The work stand supports the engine block. The coating gun discharges coating on an inner surface of a first cylinder bank. The first nozzle discharges gas from a second cylinder bank to a crankcase side of the first cylinder bank and the second cylinder bank such that the second cylinder bank is shielded from the coating. The coating gun and the first nozzle are arranged relative to each other such that gas discharged by the first nozzle is discharged toward the coating to alter a direction of the coating by the gas discharged by the first nozzle directly contacting the coating such that the coating would otherwise contact the cylinder bore of the second cylinder bank upon stopping discharge of the gas by the first nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideo Takahashi, Takashi Ogino, Kazuhiro Kougo, Kiyokazu Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 8468968
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is disclosed for remotely installing in a conduit a monolithic liner comprised of an amine terminated resin and a hydroxyl resin combined with isocyanate. The hydroxyl resin may include caster oil or soy based oil. The liner mixture may include anti-static agents such as quaternary ammonium ethosulfates, ethoxylated amines or glycerol esters. The apparatus includes a main component body including an umbilical comprising hoses for lining and air components and electrical power and signals, an impingement block for mixing the liner and remotely controlled by a termination rod. The device may reciprocate forward and reverse in the pipe and the laterally. The method and apparatus can structurally reinforce the pipe to allow operation at the pipe's original maximum allowable operating pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Quest Inspar LLC
    Inventors: Kent Weisenberg, Dudley Primeaux, II
  • Publication number: 20130149443
    Abstract: A backpressure injection foot is provided. The backpressure injection foot includes an injection nozzle for applying an adhesive flowing therethrough onto a planar object having a core structure; and a backpressure foot attached to a distal end of the injection nozzle, wherein the backpressure foot is configured to cover a portion of a plurality of cores disposed within the planar object to facilitate application of the adhesive from a proximal surface of the planar object through to a distal surface of the planar object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Inventor: Gregory Henry PIEDMONT
  • Patent number: 8402911
    Abstract: The invention provides an improved method and robotic apparatus for applying a structural membrane lining in conduits. The remotely controlled robot comprises a series of segment blocks maintained in alignment by flexible linear rods supported in spherical swivel bushings. The rods allow for articulation as the robot negotiates bends. Segment blocks include radial guide finger pinions and guide fingers for concentric positioning. Fingers are of engineered plastics and brass to provide ballast weight for perpendicular alignment and contain high frequency air turbine vibrators. Steering vertebrae are included to maintain concentricity of the lining dissipation cup through bends. Also included are electric servo motors controlling cables and take up wheels controlling the angle of the segment blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Quest Inspar, LLC
    Inventor: Kent Weisenberg
  • Patent number: 8387555
    Abstract: Tubular structures, for example pipes, are coated at least in an interior thereof with a nickel containing coating via at least one distribution manifold with ports which are received in the interior of the tubular structure. An electroless nickel coating solution may be pumped or supplied via gravity feed to the distribution manifold. The tubular structure may concurrently be immersed in electroless nickel coating solution in a tank. A second distribution manifold may deliver electroless nickel coating solution to the interior of the tubular structure in an opposite direction from the first. The two distribution manifolds may be used as part of a support structure to lift or move the tubular structure. Additional tanks may hold other solutions, for instance cleaning solutions, etching solutions and rinses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Inventor: Glenn H. Wang
  • Publication number: 20120315381
    Abstract: The invention relates to a novel assembly for coating substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: UMICORE AG & CO. KG
    Inventors: Bernd Mergner, Wolfgang Hasselmann, Dieter Detterbeck, Sigurd Adler
  • Patent number: 8287965
    Abstract: A nozzle for injecting a semiconductive coating material from the internal diameter side of a stator to the external diameter side of the stator is inserted in a core duct serving as an air flow passage between adjacent slots, and the semiconductive coating material is coated on the surface of the stator coil exposed to the air flow passage without drawing out the stator coil from the slot in the stator core to form a semiconductive coating layer, thereby repairing exfoliation of the semiconductive coating material on the surface of the stator coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Minoru Aoki