Rotating Work Patents (Class 118/318)
  • Patent number: 10478870
    Abstract: Material lining the inside surface of a section of pipe is removed by a hydrodemolition nozzle assembly mounted on a working end of an elongated boom. The opposed end of the boom is supported outside the pipe on a movable support for inserting and retracting the boom from the inside of the pipe. The nozzles remove the liner while the working end of the boom is supported by a wheel resting on the liner that has not yet been removed and that rolls along the inside liner as the pipe is made to revolve around the boom. The nozzles are oriented to eject the liner and water downstream and away from the boom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: MAC & MAC HYDRODEMOLITION INC.
    Inventors: Gerard J. MacNeil, David B. MacNeil, Gordon MacNeil, Vernon Bose, Jesse MacNeil, Brett MacNeil
  • Patent number: 10376913
    Abstract: A system for spraying a coating such as lacquer on the internal surface of a can body (2) comprising vacuum chuck gears (42) for each vacuum chuck (16). The vacuum chucks hold the can body as it rotates about a main process turret (10) and to a spray station (32, 34). A ring gear rotates independently of main turret rotation and further gearing connects the ring gear to a vacuum chuck drive motor (11). The spray system provides tight process control and allows flexibility of process revolutions or use of higher machine production speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Crown Packaging Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Jonathan Coates
  • Patent number: 10016952
    Abstract: A method is provided for forming an impermeable barrier layer on an inner tire surface of a tire. An assembly is also provided along with a kit for forming an impermeable barrier layer on an inner tire surface of a tire accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignees: Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin, The Texas A&M University System
    Inventors: Jaime C. Grunlan, Paul Winston, John J. McHugh, Charlie Wen
  • Patent number: 9914186
    Abstract: The water jet peening device of the present invention is provided with: a swiveling mechanism for swiveling a spray nozzle in the horizontal direction centered on a positioning member that is positioned at the upper end of an instrumentation tube support; a lift mechanism for raising and lowering the spray nozzle in the vertical direction with respect to the positioning member that is positioned at the upper end of the instrumentation tube support; and a rotation mechanism for supporting the spray nozzle so as to be able to rotate centered on a downward-inclined rotation shaft center on the positioning member end of the vertical direction, disposing a spray port aimed toward the side of the rotation shaft center in a direction that is at a slant from the rotation shaft center, and rotating the spray nozzle centered on the rotation shaft center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Hinami, Kenichi Kawanishi
  • Patent number: 9393750
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a method of coating a sealant composition to an inner surface of a tire, and a tire manufactured by the same. The method includes extracting coordinates for coating a sealant composition with reference to a central point of a target tire using a computer-aided design (CAD) file of the target tire; setting robot moving coordinates and setting a coating width based on the extracted coordinates; and coating the sealant composition while moving a nozzle provided to a robot arm and ejecting the sealant composition toward the set coordinates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Hankook Tire Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Dong Won Seong
  • 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: 20140356529
    Abstract: Systems and methods for reinforcing a pipe. A robot is adapted for rotating in a pipe to apply resin and/or fiber to an inner surface of a pipe in a generally helical pattern. Application of resin and/or fiber to the pipe may be actively adjusted to achieve desired application. A rate at which the robot moves along the pipe per revolution of the robot can be may be adjustable. A rate at which fiber is advanced toward the inner surface of the pipe may be adjustable for application of the fiber to the inner surface of the pipe in a generally non-tensioned state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Ryan Goodell, Sean Wisotzkey, Heath Carr, Edward Fyfe
  • 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: 20140283740
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an apparatus for applying a sealant to an inner side of a tire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Hyo Seung SON
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8746166
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of coating a surface (2) of a hollow body (1), said method comprising: a step of positioning said hollow body (1) on a support (7) designed to receive said hollow body (1); and a step of spraying at least one coating material onto said surface (2) of said hollow body (1) by means of a spray device (9), relative movement being imparted to said support (7) and to said spray device (9); said coating method being characterized in that said relative movement takes place at a velocity that varies as a function of the distance (d) between the spray device (9) and said surface (2). Coating machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: SGD S.A.
    Inventors: Antoine Emile André Marie Bauvin, Nicolas Pierre François Devaux, Christophe Wagner
  • Patent number: 8695530
    Abstract: Methods for coating medical devices for implantation within a body vessel are provided comprising providing a cylindrical container, placing a medical device inside the cylindrical container, and applying a polymer in liquid form inside the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Jichao Sun
  • Patent number: 8617658
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method for conducting film coating on the surface of spinning circular workpiece under action of gas pressure, and nozzle utilized in the same. Circular workpiece to be coated is held on a rotating mechanism, and a feedstock loading machine having a nozzle, which is capable of guiding redundant feedstock and overflowing in a specific direction, is set to have a 100 ?m gap with the circular workpiece. When the rotating mechanism is rotated, the polymer solution is precoated on the surface of the circular workpiece, and when gas valve is opened, the polymer solution is squeezed to a predetermined thickness by an annular high pressure gas-stream formed on the periphery of a cylinder, produced from the high pressure gas released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: National Cheng Kung University
    Inventors: Yung-Chun Lee, Chuan-Hsiang Lee, Shou-Chi Cho
  • Patent number: 8568821
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for applying a coating to an ear of corn are disclosed. An enclosure having a user accessible workspace and a motor to turn an ear of corn therein to apply a coating to the ear of corn rotated by the motor is also disclosed. The method includes providing an enclosure with a user accessible workspace for housing a motor assembly having a motor with a grip, releasably securing the ear of corn to the grip, rotating the ear of corn with the motor, and spraying the coating on the ear of corn with the coating applicator associated with the workspace. Each ear of corn has an identifier to track and index the ear corn during coating and drying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc
    Inventor: David Kurth
  • Publication number: 20130125993
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method for coating the interior surface of a pipe, which coated pipe can then be used in the transmission of corrosive petroleum fluids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: Advance Pipe Lining, LLC
    Inventors: Russel A. Rickerson, Larry D. Burkdoll
  • Publication number: 20130055544
    Abstract: Spray assemblies for use in coating a regular or irregular internal surface of a cylinder, and methods for coating the inside of a cylinder are disclosed. The spray assemblies may include: a spray head comprising a nozzle for spraying a coating material on an internal surface of a cylinder; a support wand coupled to the spray head; and a roller sleeve rotatably connected to the support wand and configured to contact the internal surface of the cylinder and to rotate radially as the cylinder is rotated. The spray assemblies may be used to provide a consistent and repeatable coating thickness, regardless of cylinder internal diameter. In some embodiments, the spray assemblies may be used to coat the internal surface of a stator tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: SMITH INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Daniel H. Symonds
  • Publication number: 20120282392
    Abstract: Methods for coating medical devices for implantation within a body vessel are provided comprising providing a cylindrical container, placing a medical device inside the cylindrical container, and applying a polymer in liquid form inside the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Jichao Sun
  • Patent number: 8302557
    Abstract: A device and a method which is capable of uniformly coating, without waste, any flow passages formed in a raw material with a slurry even if a slurry having high viscosity is fed thereto by an amount required for the use of coating without excess and shortage. When the slurry (S) fed to one end of the base material (M) in which a large number of flow passages (2 . . . ) are formed parallel with each other is forced into the flow passages (2 . . . ) by an air pressure to coat the inner walls (2w) of the flow passages, the slurry (S) is fed from a slurry feeding device (6) by a required amount to a slurry storage part (5) formed at the upper surface part of the base material (M) disposed so that both ends of the flow passages (2 . . . ) can be opened in the upper and bottom surfaces thereof. Then, before the slurry (S) is forced into the flow passages (2 . . .
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Cataler Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Goshima, Shigeji Matsumoto, Kosuke Shinomiya
  • Patent number: 8256089
    Abstract: A method of covering the inside surface of a steel connection part having an empty inside volume defined by the inside surface, with a liner constituted by a layer of substantially uniform thickness of a thermoplastic material. The connection part including at least two open tubular ends suitable for being connected respectively to at least two steel pipe elements, each including the same internal liner. A rotary molding method is implemented in which the connection part acts as a mold. A connection part obtained by the rotary lining method is provided, and methods of assembling a connection part, as obtained by rotary lining, with a likewise lined pipe element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Saipem S.A.
    Inventor: Francois-Régis Pionetti
  • Publication number: 20120210933
    Abstract: An apparatus for producing a self-sealing pneumatic tire includes a rotational drive apparatus that grasps a vulcanization molded pneumatic tire and rotationally drives the pneumatic tire around a tire axis, together with a spray nozzle for a sealant material, a spray nozzle for a cover material, and an irradiating device that irradiates an electron beam, infrared rays, ultraviolet rays, or ultrasonic waves that are provided on a lateral part of the pneumatic tire grasped by the rotational drive apparatus in a manner such that each of the spray nozzles and the irradiating device can move in and out of a cavity of the pneumatic tire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: THE YOKOHAMA RUBBER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mitsuru NAITO
  • Patent number: 8215260
    Abstract: A rotary electric machine-manufacturing apparatus utilized to implement a process of infiltrating varnish into wire-wound coils of a rotary electric machine, and of curing the varnish, an apparatus includes a rotator 2 supporting a work S attached with the wire-wound coils Sc and rotating the work; and a high-frequency power supply device supplying electric power to the wire-wound coils. It is thus possible to support and heat up the work without having devices that surround the work S, thereby positioning a varnish dropping-infiltrating device 6 appropriately. Further, there is no need to change a stage as conventional heat-up processes with an oven or a hot blast-circulating furnace did, and an entire process from pre-drying to curing can be implemented at a single stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Aisin AW Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideaki Kimura, Yoshiyuki Kawasaki, Tooru Kuroyanagi, Nobuyuki Asaoka
  • Publication number: 20120118230
    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: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventor: Don Gano
  • Patent number: 8158209
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for coating a surface of a work with a thin resin or plastic film suitable for use in imprinting a pattern by impressing a master pattern on a transfer surface of a mold on the coated resin film. A curable resin liquid is coated on a work by the use of an inkjet feed means having a plural number of inkjet nozzle holes in a row or rows on a nozzle assembly, in association with actuators to propel droplets of resin liquid from the respective inkjet nozzle holes in controlled timings while moving the inkjet feed means and the work relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Hideaki Kataho, Hiroshi Okada, Kenya Wada, Hisayoshi Ichikawa
  • Publication number: 20120082788
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of coating a surface (2) of a hollow body (1), said method comprising: a step of positioning said hollow body (1) on a support (7) designed to receive said hollow body (1); and a step of spraying at least one coating material onto said surface (2) of said hollow body (1) by means of a spray device (9), relative movement being imparted to said support (7) and to said spray device (9); said coating method being characterized in that said relative movement takes place at a velocity that varies as a function of the distance (d) between the spray device (9) and said surface (2). Coating machines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Inventors: Antoine Emile André Marie Bauvin, Nicolas Pierre Francois Devaux, Christophe Wagner
  • Publication number: 20120034376
    Abstract: An apparatus which can thinly and uniformly apply a highly viscous lubricant on the threaded portion of a threaded joint for pipes comprises a steel pipe support unit which supports a steel pipe P having a pin while rotating the pipe, a lubricant circulation system in which a lubricant having its viscosity adjusted so as to be sprayable is circulated, a metering unit having a metering pump capable of metering the lubricant, a lubricant spraying unit having spray guns for spraying lubricant through nozzles toward the pin, a spray gun support unit which supports the spray guns so as to be movable in the axial and/or radial directions of the steel pipe P; and a controlling unit which controls the rotational speed of the steel pipe P by the steel pipe support unit and the speeds of movement of the spray guns by the spray gun support unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicants: VALLOUREC MANNESMANN OIL & GAS FRANCE, SUMITOMO METAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takumi NAKAMURA, Kenta SAKAI, Jun MASUBUCHI, Yusuke HIRAISHI
  • Patent number: 8061296
    Abstract: The pipe treatment apparatus rotates a pipe to be treated, from the pipe exterior. The apparatus provides easy adaptation to varied pipe lengths and pipe diameters. The blast nozzle delivers blast media to the pipe interior to clean and prepare the interior for coating. The spray head delivers various chosen coatings to the pipe interior. The blast nozzle and spray head are easily installed and removed. The trolley and telescopic member with c-channel, along with the longitudinal drive motor with drive roller propel either the blast nozzle or spray nozzle into, within, and out of the pipe, as the rotational motor and transverse rollers turn the pipe from the pipe exterior. The apparatus therefore provides a basic design with which pipe can be both cleaned and coated within.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Inventor: Tom Batur
  • Patent number: 8001921
    Abstract: A liquid application device capable of applying liquid to different size medium includes a transfer device for transferring the medium, a regulating member for regulating a transferring position of the transferred medium, and a liquid applicator including an application member for applying liquid to the medium transferred by the transfer means and a retention member for retaining the liquid in a liquid retention space which is formed by causing the retention member to abut on the application member. In addition, a storage device stores the liquid, a supply channel supplies the liquid in the storage device to the liquid retention space, a collection channel collects the liquid in the liquid retention space into the storage device, and a supply port is formed in the retention member and is connected to the supply channel. Also, a collection port is formed in the retention member and is connected to the collection channel, and a pump generates a flow of liquid in a liquid channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Naomi Oshio, Osamu Iwasaki, Yoshinori Nakagawa, Atsuhiko Masuyama, Naoji Otsuka
  • Patent number: 7555837
    Abstract: A cylinder block has at least two cylinder banks each having cylinder bores arranged in at least two directions relative to an axis for a crankshaft. A rotator on which the cylinder block is securely disposed has a convex rounded surface. When the rotator rotates, the convex rounded surface moves along a concave rounded surface of a rotator-holding base. As a result of the rotation, the cylinder bores of the first bank or the cylinder bores of the second bank face upward in the vertical direction. Accordingly, with a single spray gun, sprayed coatings can be formed on inner surfaces of the cylinder bores of the first and second banks without having to change a mounting position of the cylinder block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyokazu Sugiyama, Takayuki Monchujo, Akiharu Tashiro, Eiji Shiotani
  • Publication number: 20090061100
    Abstract: Apparatus for spraying glass bottle mold bodies, such as blanks and rings in a molding machine, includes nozzles and spray guns mounted on a plate such that the nozzles are positioned to spray the mold bodies with a material such as a lubricant during normal operation of the machine and without shutting the machine down. The apparatus can be installed on an existing machine without changing the molding machine. Rings may be sprayed while in motion during normal machine operation. A nozzle is provided along with check valves to produce a tight conical spray pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2007
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Inventors: William E. Donges, Vincent A. Prieto, Jeffrey J. Kruke, Randy R. Fidler, Timothy E. Wilson, Justin E. Hall, Jeffrey A. Wasko
  • Patent number: 7455882
    Abstract: A method of applying liquid adhesive to surfaces of components of an electrochemical cell employing a needle valve applicator. The liquid adhesive is applied by dispensing it through a tubular tip connected to a pneumatically actuated needle valve applicator. The method is effective in applying adhesive to narrow width or difficult to reach surfaces of cell components in a precise, consistent and reproducible manner. In a specific application the adhesive can be applied to the narrow recessed step surrounding the terminal portion of the cathode casing of a zinc/air button cell. In such application the cathode casing may typically be rotated at speeds of between about 50 and 1000 revolutions per minute as adhesive is applied thereto from the applicator. The adhesive provides a tight seal between the cathode casing and cathode assembly, thereby preventing leakage of electrolyte from the cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Daniel W. Gibbons, Michael Brovarski, Leo White
  • Patent number: 7179333
    Abstract: A machine for applying sealant material to non-circular closures using a rotating chuck connected to a rotational motor and a fixedly mounted dispensing apparatus. The chuck is also moved in at least one linear direction in a plane normal to the rotational axis of the chuck. The rotational motor may be connected to the chuck using various mechanisms while minimizing the moving mass of the machine. Sealant applicators are also disclosed that are mounted on a turret and use independently controlled motors, or fully integrated servomotors to rotate the chuck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Assignee: Computrol, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott J. Woolley, William W. Weil, Ian J. Buckley, James N. McBride
  • Patent number: 7163584
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying liquid liner to the interior of a rocket motor tube includes a horizontal surface; a rail mounted on the horizontal surface; a carriage that is movable along the rail; cartridge saddles and a bearing block mounted on the carriage; a cartridge gun disposed in the cartridge saddles, the cartridge gun including an extended tip that is longer that the rocket motor tube to be lined; a power supply connected to the cartridge gun; a rotary driven linear actuator mounted on the bearing block; a shaft drive mounted on the bearing block in operative association with the rotary driven linear actuator and in contact with a trigger of the cartridge gun; a weighing scale disposed on the horizontal surface; and a V-block disposed on the weighing scale, the V-block for holding the mask mounted rocket motor tube in axial alignment with the extended tip of the cartridge gun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Harry L. Archer, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7074275
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for coating hollow bodies, e.g. plastic drinks bottles. It is an object of the invention to provide an apparatus for treating workpieces which operates reliably and with low maintenance, can be flexibly adapted to the user's requirements or to the requirements of the desired process sequence, and which allows efficient evacuation. The apparatus according to the invention comprises at least one treatment device (101) for receiving at least one workpiece, a rotor on which the treatment device is arranged, a fluid rotary leadthrough for feeding at least one fluid onto the rotor and/or for discharging at least one fluid from the rotor, the fluid rotary leadthrough having a journal and a sleeve, which at least in sections are sealed off from one another, and the journal being arranged rotatably in the sleeve. The proposed radial arrangement is particularly unsusceptible to faults and entails little maintenance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventors: Gregor Arnold, Andreas Lüttringhaus-Henkel, Jürgen Klein, Stephan Behle
  • Patent number: 6926923
    Abstract: There is provided a method of forming a coat on an inner surface of a bearing, in which a jig 13 is attached to a rotor 2 while holding four bearings 12 for example, so as to form those in a cylinder shape. Then, while the rotor 2 is rotated at a circumferential speed of 0.3 m/sec, a nozzle 8 for airless spraying is inserted into the rotor 2, so that the nozzle 8 injects a coating material 30 from the inside of the bearings 12 toward an inner surfaces of the bearings 12 to apply the coating material thereon. Because the coating material 30 is injected from the nozzle 8 without using compressed air, the fly amount of the coating material is made less as compared to air spray painting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Assignee: Daido Metal Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Nakashima, Takuya Tanaka, Weixing Zhong, Takayuki Shibayama
  • Patent number: 6837929
    Abstract: Method and device for providing a layer (6) of a coating material on the inner side (2) of a display window (1) for a color display tube. A drop (3) of a suspension of said coating material is deposited on the inner side of the display window, its axis of symmetry (4) being oriented vertically. Then the display window is rotated around said axis of symmetry, and at the same time, said axis is tilted to a horizontal position. The suspension is thereby distributed on the inner side of the display window. An excess of suspension is collected during the rotation in four collection cups (8) arranged at the comers (7) of the display window, whence it is drained off to a central collection cup (10). Finally, the part of the suspension which remains on the display window is dried by infrared radiation (9). As the suspension is drained from the four collection cups to the central collection cup during the rotation, there is no risk that the suspension may drip from the cups onto the display window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventor: Frans Corneel Cardinaels
  • Patent number: 6827780
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying powder to at least an interior surface of a hollow object includes a powder discharge device adapted to receive powder and discharge the powder through an outlet. An object holder is configured to hold the object such that the outlet is positioned within the hollow object adjacent the interior surface. A rotating mechanism is configured to engage and rotate the hollow object such that the powder discharged from the outlet coats the interior surface as the interior surface rotates past the outlet. The powder discharge device may be a powder fluidizing bed unit including a chamber with a powder discharge opening in the form of an elongate slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventor: Christopher P. Bertellotti
  • Patent number: 6790284
    Abstract: A coated film forming method is capable of readily forming a coated film of a thermoplastic material on a coated region of an inner peripheral surface of a cylinder. A nozzle, through which a molten paste of a thermoplastic material kept molten is discharged, is disposed toward an inner peripheral surface of a cylinder. The nozzle is moved along a rotational central line of the cylinder while rotating the cylinder and discharging the molten paste from the nozzle. Centrifugal force acting on the cylinder being rotated leads to spreading of the molten paste applied to the inner peripheral surface of the cylinder. Viscosity of the molten paste, a rotational speed of the cylinder and a speed of movement of the nozzle are set so as to keep the molten paste discharged from the nozzle from being scattered to a region other than the coated region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Yasuji Suzuki
  • Patent number: 6761126
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for the application of a polymer resin to a threaded fastener, where the fastener includes a cylindrical body and the threads of the fastener are formed in a bore extending diametrically across the body. The apparatus generally comprises a conveyor, a resin application station and a fastener orientation station. The conveyor carries the fasteners along a predetermined path of travel, and includes one or more fastener support members that permit the individual fasteners to rotate about the axes of their cylindrical bodies. The application station comprises a nozzle which directs a stream of the resin toward the travel path of the fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2004
    Assignee: Nylok Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony DiMaio, Mahmoud Arslanouk
  • Patent number: 6758282
    Abstract: A fire protection water sprinkler system, comprising at least one metal tube to carry water within the system, the metal tube having a coating on its interior surface comprising a quaternary ammonium salt in combination with a filming amine(s) and/or a synthetic oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2004
    Assignee: Allied Tube & Conduit Company
    Inventors: David S. Pliner, Manzoor Chaudhry, Stephen T. Norvilas, Elmer H. Foster, Robert D. Bussiere
  • Patent number: 6730168
    Abstract: A magnetic sealant liner applicator used for applying sealant to a plurality of metal lids. The applicator receiving the metal lids from an infeed conveyor and discharging the metal lids with sealant thereon to a discharge conveyor. The applicator includes a motor driven starwheel. The starwheel is mounted on top of a tabletop and driven in one direction. The starwheel has a plurality of cam followers spaced apart and extending outwardly from its circumference. The cam followers include cam follower bearings adapted for receiving a portion of individual metal lids thereagainst. A plurality of sealant guns are mounted on the starwheel. The sealant guns are under computer control and are disposed next to said cam followers. The sealant guns apply the sealant inside the metal lids. A motor driven magnetic wheel is mounted on top of the tabletop and disposed under the starwheel. The magnetic wheel is driven in an opposite direction from the starwheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Assignee: Custom Machining Corp.
    Inventor: Allan Ross
  • Publication number: 20040062860
    Abstract: There is provided a method of forming a coat on an inner surface of a bearing, in which a jig 13 is attached to a rotor 2 while holding four bearings 12 for example, so as to form those in a cylinder shape. Then, while the rotor 2 is rotated at a circumferential speed of 0.3 m/sec, a nozzle 8 for airless spraying is inserted into the rotor 2, so that the nozzle 8 injects a coating material 30 from the inside of the bearings 12 toward an inner surfaces of the bearings 12 to apply the coating material thereon. Because the coating material 30 is injected from the nozzle 8 without using compressed air, the fly amount of the coating material is made less as compared to air spray painting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2003
    Publication date: April 1, 2004
    Applicant: Daido Metal Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Nakashima, Takuya Tanaka, Weixing Zhong, Takayuki Shibayama
  • Patent number: 6569242
    Abstract: A thermal spraying system for a cylinder, in which a cylinder is held on a turntable; a bore inside surface of said cylinder is subjected to thermal spraying by moving a thermal spraying gun in the axial direction in the bore of said cylinder while said cylinder is rotated; a suction port of a dust discharge pipe for sucking dust in the bore of said cylinder is disposed under said cylinder to suck and discharge dust in the bore of said cylinder; and the diameter of the suction port of said dust discharge pipe is larger than the inside diameter of the bore of said cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Assignee: Suzuki Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Miyai, Seiya Kunioka, Tadashi Takahashi, Manabu Suzuki, Hirotoshi Ohishi
  • Publication number: 20020160110
    Abstract: According to the method, motor vehicle bodies (10) are turned about an axis in order to paint the surfaces which have different inclinations. This allows all the surfaces of motor vehicle bodies (10), irrespective of their inclination, to be painted using the same type of application device (26, 28) and the same type of application machine (18, 20, 22, 24).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2002
    Publication date: October 31, 2002
    Inventors: Gernot Herwig, Wolf-Hasso Schaefer
  • Publication number: 20020134303
    Abstract: A device moves and orients spraying nozzles (4) inside a coating pan (1). The spraying nozzles (4) are carried, arranged in a line, by a shaft (5), which rotates on a horizontal axis parallel to the axis of the rotating drum (1). The shaft (5) is supported by a support frame (7), which is fastened to a bar (10), which is rotated to adjust the distance between the spraying nozzles (4) and the free surface (20) of said mass of articles (2) being treated. The shaft (5) is fastened to the lever mechanism (16,17) of a positioning member (15) for changing the inclination of the spraying nozzles (4), so as to maintain constant their orientation with respect to said free surface (20) of the mass of articles (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2002
    Publication date: September 26, 2002
    Inventor: Antonio Giogoli
  • Patent number: 6372045
    Abstract: Particles coated with a therapeutic agent are deposited onto the inner surface of a length of tubing using a process which includes introducing the particles into the tubing while the tubing is rotating horizontally. An apparatus for performing the process is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Assignee: Powderject Vaccines, Inc
    Inventor: Dennis McCabe
  • Patent number: 6096376
    Abstract: A collapsible metal tube, comprising: a metal body portion susceptible of plastic deformation, the body portion being sealed at one end; a shoulder portion and a mouth/neck portion connected to the other end of the body portion; and a resin film provided on the inside wall surface of the body portion, the resin film comprising a metal-adhesive thermoplastic resin layer formed by spray-coating the inside wall surface of the body portion with a dispersion of fine spherical particles consisting of a metal-adhesive thermoplastic resin and then heating to integrate the particles. The resin film formed on the inside of the collapsible metal tube is reliable because it is a dense resin film virtually devoid of pinholes, excellent in elongation at break, and free from cracking when folded or deformed, and is excellent in ability of protecting the metal body portion and the contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2000
    Assignee: Taisei Kako Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuichi Yamamoto, Kenji Ohnishi
  • Patent number: 6093449
    Abstract: A method and spray forming system for effectively spraying the inner diameters of intricate objects and makes inner diameter spray forming practical for articles that have various and complicated inner geometries. The spray forming system can include at least one of a rotating mandrel and preform, and atomizer, which is fed with liquid metal, to form a spray. The atomizer is positioned with respect to inner walls of at least one of the rotating mandrel and preform to accurately and fully spray form an inner diameter of an article, even if the article has complicated and irregular inner surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2000
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: William Thomas Carter, Jr., Mark Gilbert Benz, Robert John Zabala, Bruce Alan Knudsen
  • Patent number: 6019845
    Abstract: A method for coating an inner surface of a metal tube comprises supplying a hot-melt resin powdery paint floating in air together with an air stream into the metal tube which has been pre-heated and rotating around it's horizontal center axis. An apparatus used for the method comprises a rotating means for supporting and rotating the metal tube, fluidizing bed tank for floating the powdery paint in air, a paint supply pipe, an air pipe and a Y-shaped mixing pipe through which the powdery paint is supplied to the inside of the metal tube in the form of a jet. The inner surface of the metal tube can be coated uniformly in a very short period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2000
    Inventor: Senkichi Nakakoshi
  • Patent number: 5919307
    Abstract: A method of coating an interior surface of a metal tube with a coating material including the steps of filling the tube with a fluid degradable transport material containing a dispersion of the coating material, rotating the tube, and induction heating the tube to a fusion point of the coating material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1999
    Assignee: FuseCo. Inc.
    Inventor: Philip Bernstein, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5763004
    Abstract: Also disclosed is an appliance for introducing sealing compound into lug caps, the appliance containing a turntable for accommodating the cap, and an injection unit, the injection unit containing a nozzle block, which has annularly arranged injection nozzles, and a delivery device for the sealing compound, the turntable and the nozzle block being arranged so as to be centered and the nozzle block being rotatable in the same direction as the turntable.The invention also relates to a process for introducing sealing compound into lug caps and to the use of the appliance for injecting sealing compound into lug caps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1998
    Assignee: BASF Lacke + Farben, AG
    Inventor: Erwin Hammen