With Hood Or Offtake For Waste Material Patents (Class 118/326)
  • Patent number: 11167541
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing an element array includes a substrate hold means, a laser radiation device, and a collection mechanism. The substrate hold means holds a substrate including an adhesive layer on which elements are attached in a predetermined array while a surface of the adhesive layer is inclined relative to a horizontal surface at a predetermined angle. The laser radiation device radiates a laser to a specific element among the elements attached on the adhesive layer. The collection mechanism is disposed below the substrate and configured to receive the specific element falling by the laser radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshinobu Miyagoshi, Seijiro Sunaga, Osamu Shindo, Yasuo Kato
  • Patent number: 11075101
    Abstract: Each of first and second substrate transportation mechanisms transports a substrate for a FOUP placed not on, for example, each of two openers disposed laterally but on, for example, each of two openers disposed in an upward/downward direction. Thus, even if the number of openers increases, the substrate is transported not by sliding a hand capable of moving forward and backward, but by lifting, lowering, and rotating the hand. Thus, transportation of the substrate can be simplified. Accordingly, standby time of substrate transportation can be reduced, and a decrease in substrate transportation efficiency can be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Inventors: Joji Kuwahara, Seiji Murai
  • Patent number: 10974284
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a cleaning system and a cleaning apparatus. The cleaning system includes a cleaning apparatus and a robot. The robot includes at least one robot arm. The cleaning apparatus includes at least one adaptor mechanism and a cleaning mechanism. The adaptor mechanism connects the cleaning mechanism to the robot arm. By controlling robot arms of the robot, the cleaning mechanism of the cleaning apparatus performs cleaning operations for platforms. The cleaning system achieves continuous and efficient cleaning effects, and operates object cleaning in diverse manners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Wuhan China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jie Shi
  • Patent number: 10864530
    Abstract: A coating apparatus for forming a coating film over a substrate includes a spin chuck for holding and rotating the substrate, a central coating nozzle over a central portion of the substrate, a plurality of first coating nozzles surrounding the central coating nozzle and spaced apart from the central coating nozzle by substantially a same first distance, and a plurality of second coating nozzles surrounding the central coating nozzle and spaced apart from the central coating nozzle by substantially a same second distance, wherein the second distance is greater than the first distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lan-Hai Wang, Yong-Hung Yang, Ding-I Liu, Si-Wen Liao, Po-Hsiung Leu, Mao-Cheng Lin
  • Patent number: 10604276
    Abstract: A spray containment system for a wing-body section includes a forward module, a center module, and an aft module. The forward module has a forward closeout panel configured to engage a forward end of a fuselage center section of the wing-body section. The center module has opposing module side panels each configured to engage a wing lower surface of a wing of the wing-body section. The aft module has an aft closeout panel configured to engage an aft end of the fuselage center section. The forward module and the aft module are independently movable and are configured to be assembled around the wing-body section to define an internal environment that is sealed from an external environment for containing contaminants including at least one of vapors, overspray, and liquids generated during application of one or more of coatings, sealants, and adhesives to localized areas of the wing-body section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Nikolas Mindock, Brent Kauffman, Agustin Lopez, III, Aleksandr Polyakov, Jeffrey Ullerich, Daniel Weinberg
  • Patent number: 10583456
    Abstract: Spray booth (21) for applying paint on basically flat parts (22), said spray booth having a plenum (24) and comprising a conveying system (25) for conveying the flat parts (22) to be painted, at least a device (23) for applying paint on said moving parts, and at least a suction system, wherein the plenum (24) of the spray booth has a semi-cylindrical shape, having its axis perpendicular to the direction of the advancing part (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventors: Riccardo Bedeschi, Andrea Luca Guiduzzi, Stefano Chiarini
  • Patent number: 10533264
    Abstract: A 2D material such as graphene is produced on a forming sheet disposed on a carrier and exposed to a donor gas within a furnace. A first furnace surface is disposed immediately adjacent to and spaced apart from the forming sheet to define a volume. A purge gas is used to purge the volume of undesirable molecules, such as oxygen, and then a donor gas is introduced into the volume to supply an element or molecule necessary for the formation of a 2D material. Multiple carriers and forming sheets are moved in a train into the furnace during the presence of the donor gas, and each forming sheet is heated to a temperature sufficient to form 2D material on the sheet. The furnace is constructed of a nonreactive material, such as quartz, and the first furnace surface is provided by a quartz plate. Gas passageways and gas ports are formed in the quartz plate with the ports extending through the first furnace surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: General Graphene Corp.
    Inventors: James Vig Sherrill, Gregory Erickson
  • Patent number: 10272462
    Abstract: A method for extracting process air loaded with overspray from a coating plant, which includes leading overspray picked up by an air stream as process air along a flow path to a conditioning device. The process air is led on the flow path through at least one replaceable flow module having an inlet opening and an outlet opening, on the inner surfaces of which overspray can be deposited and, after a limiting loading with overspray has been reached, can be replaced by an unloaded flow module. An apparatus for extracting process air loaded with overspray having at least one replaceable flow module having an inlet and an outlet opening arranged in the flow path of the process air. On the inner surfaces of the flow module, overspray can be deposited. The flow module can be replaced with an unloaded flow module after a limiting loading with overspray is reached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: EISENMANN SE
    Inventors: Kersten Link, Werner Swoboda, Jürgen Röckle
  • Patent number: 10259010
    Abstract: A method for curing an automotive coating is disclosed. The method includes applying a first automotive coating to at least one surface; moving a hand-held ultraviolet light source into a booth that has the at least one coated surface; curing the first automotive coating with the ultraviolet light source; moving the ultraviolet light source out of the booth that has the at least one coated surface; applying a second automotive coating to the at least one surface; moving the ultraviolet light source into a booth that has the at least one coated surface; curing the second automotive coating with the ultraviolet light source; and moving the ultraviolet light source out of the booth that has the at least one coated surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: CarMax Business Services, LLC
    Inventor: Andrew Seyler
  • Patent number: 10106457
    Abstract: A method of coating a surface of a glass ribbon during a drawing process using atmospheric vapor deposition is provided. The method includes forming a glass ribbon in a viscoelastic state, desirably with a fusion draw. The glass ribbon is drawn in the viscoelastic state. The glass ribbon is cooled in the viscoelastic state into an elastic state. The glass ribbon is directed into an open end of a reactor. The reactor includes multiple channels. A first channel directs a first reactant gas, a second channel directs a second reactant gas and one or more third channels draw excess reactant, or purge it with inert gas flow, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Robert Addison Boudreau, Darwin Gene Enicks, Charles Andrew Paulson, Gary Richard Trott
  • Patent number: 10105727
    Abstract: An arrangement for automated painting of an object includes a paint robot, a cover and a cover blocking member. The paint robot defines an axis joint about which a first portion rotates relative to a second portion. The cover covers at least a portion of the paint robot. The cover blocking member is in the form of a band carried by the paint robot and is positioned between the paint robot and the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: TD INDUSTRIAL COVERINGS, INC.
    Inventor: Mark D'Andreta
  • Patent number: 10086397
    Abstract: Provided is a spray system comprising: a frame, spray bar, and trough. The spray bar may be rotatable between a dispensing orientation and a diversion orientation and may comprise a pipe and a nozzle. The pipe may define a pipe interior, a pipe elongation axis, be operationally rotatable about the pipe elongation axis, be in fluid communication with an output of a fluid supply, adapted to accept an associated fluid from the fluid supply, and adapted to convey the associated fluid. The nozzle may be adapted to direct an output of the associated fluid from the pipe in a diversion direction or in a dispensing direction. The trough may comprise a trough inlet positioned along the diversion direction and adapted to accept associated fluid when the spray bar is in the dispensing orientation, and a trough outlet in fluid communication with the trough inlet and a fluid supply input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: MCRL, LLC
    Inventor: Darrell T. Curilla
  • Patent number: 10072861
    Abstract: A work area is disposed in a conveyance path for cells and has an inlet and an outlet, with a downflow air curtain provided at least at the inlet and the outlet. A conveyor repeatedly performs an operation that moves a placement surface having a culture vessel thereon from the inlet side into the area, moves the placement surface from the outlet side to the outside of the area, and, subsequently, moves back the placement surface to the inlet side. The cleaning device cleans the placement surface during the period from when the conveyor in the work area moves the placement surface to the outside of the area until the conveyor moves back the placement surface to the inlet side of the area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: JAPAN TISSUE ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken-ichiro Hata, Makoto Sugiura
  • Patent number: 10012019
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to vacuum insulating glass units having edge seals formed in connection with solder alloys that, when reactively reflowed, wet metallic coatings pre-coated on the glass substrates' perimeters, and/or associated methods. The alloys may be based on materials that form seals at temperatures that will not de-temper glass and/or decompose a laminate, and/or remain hermetic and lack porous structures in their bulks. Example alloys may be based on inter-metallics of Sn and one or more materials selected from post-transition metals or metalloids; Zintl anions (e.g., In, Bi, etc.) from Group 13, 14, 15, or 16; and transition metals (e.g., Cu, Ag, Ni, etc.); and excludes Pb. Thin film coatings in certain example embodiments work with the solder material to form robust and durable hermetic interfaces. Because low temperatures are used, certain example embodiments can use compliant and visco-elastic spacer technology based on lamellar structures and/or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Guardian Glass, LLC
    Inventors: Vijayen S. Veerasamy, Patricia Tucker, Martin D. Bracamonte
  • Patent number: 9987651
    Abstract: The present invention relates to floor exhaust pits. Specifically, the present invention relates to a raised basement with an exhaust system therein for use in numerous locations. More specifically, the present invention provides an enclosed area having a floor and a ceiling, wherein said floor and ceiling comprise exhaust systems for circulating air into and out of the enclosed area. Additionally, the floor exhaust removes contaminants from the enclosed area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Global Finishing Solutions LLC
    Inventor: William McFadden
  • Patent number: 9981281
    Abstract: A spray booth module having a plurality of wet scrubbers. The wet scrubbers being located beneath an area where over spray is generated and enabling the under section exhibits a reduced vertical depth relative to known under sections of comparable spray booths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: GIFFIN, INC.
    Inventor: Abraham J. Salazar
  • Patent number: 9977040
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for bringing an immobilized reactant into contact with at least one fluid, said device comprising: a basin having a bottom surface from which an upper side of at least one elevated portion projects into the interior of the basin, and said at least one elevated portion having a channel running, preferably perpendicular to the bottom surface of the basin, from the bottom surface of the basin to the upper side of the portion, and leading into at least one outlet opening on the upper side of the elevated portion, wherein the channel is fed from at least one fluid reservoir via a supply element by means of a pump device, said reservoir containing the at least one fluid; a holding device designed to detachably hold at least one object carrier, preferably a plurality of object carriers, having at least one surface of adhesion to the immobilized reactant, in such a way that the adhesion surface is facing the interior of the basin, and the upper side of the elevated portion and the ad
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: EUROIMMUN MEDIZINISCHE LABORDIAGNOSTIKA AG
    Inventor: Winfried Stoecker
  • Patent number: 9962730
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for the formation of multi-layer paint films with the omission of a mid-coat paint coating process. The method comprises the use of a particular aqueous colored paint (A) comprising a prescribed amount of specified titanium oxide that has been compounded, The resulting multi-layer paint films have a very bright paint color, and especially a white or light-colored color, and have excellent concealing properties. The aqueous colored paint (A) is characterized by containing from 50 to 60 mass % with respect to the whole paint solid fraction of titanium oxide of specific surface area not more than 13 m2/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignees: BASF Japan Ltd., Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeyuki Mizuno, Keisuke Kojima, Katsuyoshi Kaneko
  • Patent number: 9956577
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a paint system for coating components with a coating medium, in particular a painting system for painting motor vehicle bodywork components with a paint, comprising at least one pneumatic pump for circulating paint in the system. The pneumatic pump includes a feed air connection for feeding in a feed air stream for mechanically powering the pump and an exhaust air connection for conducting away a depressurised, cold exhaust air stream. The cold exhaust stream passing through a first heat exchanger where the heat exchanger cools a medium in a cooling circuit and the medium cools a heat-sensitive component. The heat sensitive component can be the paint circulation lines or a protective housing for the robot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Dürr Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Bjorn Schenke, Ralf Schafer, Armin Hoderlein
  • Patent number: 9950335
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for separating overspray from the booth air of coating booths, in particular painting systems, charged with overspray. The device includes a separation unit through which booth air charged with overspray can be guided and in which overspray is separated. The separating unit is designed as an exchangeable structural unit having a filter housing, an inlet opening and a filter unit. The air flow charged with overspray can be guided via the air guiding device to the separation unit. The separating unit includes an inlet collar which defines the inlet at least in sections and the air guiding device includes a connecting sleeve, which immerses in such a manner into the inlet opening when the separating device is in operation in such a manner that said connecting sleeve is surrounded by the inlet collar of the separation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: EISENMANN SE
    Inventors: Juergen Roeckle, Daniel Sluka
  • Patent number: 9879911
    Abstract: A coat drying device dries a coated film that is coated on a continuously transported coating object having first and second parts, where the second part has a greater heat capacity than the first part. The coat drying device includes a drying furnace, a hot air supply device and a control unit. The coating object is conveyed inside of the drying furnace main body. The hot air supply device heats the coating object by blowing hot air to the drying furnace. The control unit controls the hot air supply device based on a heat capacity of the coating object. The control unit controls the hot air supply device such that, when heating the second part, hot air with a greater amount of heat is supplied to the second part than an amount of heat in the hot air that is supplied to heat the first part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Natsume
  • Patent number: 9844798
    Abstract: A drying system for drying a coating applied to an article of manufacture. The drying system includes an enclosable booth having an interior for housing the article of manufacture. The system also includes an air source for blowing air into the booth, means for raising the temperature of the air before entry into the booth, means for lowering the temperature of the air before entry into the booth, means for raising the humidity of the air before entry into the booth, and means for lowering the humidity of the air before entry into the booth. In one embodiment there is included at least one distribution cone which includes a conical member having a plurality of openings formed along the axis thereof. The cones emit air across an article of manufacture within the booth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Inventors: Daryl J. Bruischat, Michael H. Bunnell
  • Patent number: 9833805
    Abstract: In a method for operating a surface treatment installation, overspray produced in a coating booth is taken up by an air stream and carried to one or more one-way filter modules, in which overspray is separated. Once a limit loading with overspray is reached, a one-way filter module is exchanged for an empty one-way filter module. Depending on the nature and characteristics of the overspray, the one or more one-way filter module(s) may be chosen from a set of different one-way filter modules. A set of filter modules for use in a surface treatment installation is provided having various filter modules formed as exchangeable one-way structural units with a module housing and a filter unit. The module housings of the various filter modules have the same-connection module inlets and the same-connection module outlets and at least the filter units of two different filter modules are formed differently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: EISENMANN SE
    Inventors: Nils Schmeinck, Herbert Schulze, Juergen Roeckle
  • Patent number: 9764347
    Abstract: Presented are the method of paint booth air feeding to paint with liquid paints (variants) and an air supply unit to realize the method (variants). Said group of innovations consists of two innovations to the method and three innovations to the installation to realize the methods. In the method (variant 1), a closed air stream is created inside the painting booth and air supply unit, after passing the painting zone it is divided into two streams, the first stream returning to the painting booth, while the second stream, containing flammable liquid vapors, is extracted to atmosphere. Simultaneously, some additional air is taken from atmosphere, mixed with return air and supplied to the paint booth painting zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Inventor: Evgeny Shoyl'evich Nudelman
  • Patent number: 9656289
    Abstract: Aspects relate to systems and methods for dispensing paint uniformly on pliable items. The system comprises at least one paint application device having at least one nozzle, at least one infrared heating unit, and a conveyance mechanism. Other aspects of the system will also comprise a mask exchanger, a mask cleaner, and/or at least one base jig. The base jig retains a masked pliable item having exposed and covered portions. The base jig moves on a conveyance mechanism through a series of paint application devices and infrared heating units. Each paint application device dispenses a thin layer of paint on the exposed portions of the masked pliable item and each infrared heating unit heats the thin layer of paint to create a solid base for a next layer of paint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Guo-Chang Wang, Patrick Conall Regan, Shih-Yuan Wu, Kuo-Hung Lee, Wen-Ru Chang
  • Patent number: 9643118
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for removing wet paint overspray from an outgoing air flow (120) containing over-spray particles. The device separates wet paint over-spray from an over-spray particle contained in an exhaust air stream (120). The overspray particles in the exhaust air stream (120) are formed during the painting at an application area (108) of a painting installation (100). The device (126) comprises of at least one separation apparatus for separating the over-spray from the exhaust air stream (120). The separation apparatus includes a regeneratable surface filter (146) and the flow path of the exhaust air stream (120) from the application area (108) to a separating device (145) having at least one narrowed area (146). The central direction of flow of the exhaust air stream (120) remains essentially preserved in passing by the narrowed area (140).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Durr Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Dietmar Wieland, Wolfgang Tobisch, Klaus Rundel, Alexander Rajtschan
  • Patent number: 9616453
    Abstract: Powder is sprayed uniformly and favorably from a powder nozzle into processing target air. In a coating mist collection apparatus, coating mist in processing target gas is collected by filters in a state in which a coating mist trapping filter covering layer made up of an accumulated layer of powder is formed on the surface of the filters. The coating mist collection apparatus is provided with a powder dispersion means that obtains a uniform powder concentration in the air in sealed powder tanks by dispersing the powder stored in the tanks in a uniform floating dispersed state, and is provided with a spray air conveying means that supplies the powder in the floating dispersed state in the powder tanks along with carrier air to powder nozzles through powder supply passages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Taikisha Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenji Sakita
  • Patent number: 9599357
    Abstract: An air handling system for handling air and contaminants within an indoor gun range is provided. The air handling system includes a conditioning unit coupled to the indoor gun range. An air supply assembly is coupled in flow communication to the conditioning unit and the indoor gun range, wherein the air supply assembly is configured to discharge air from the conditioning unit and into the indoor gun range. The air handling system includes an air recirculation assembly coupled in flow communication to the air supply assembly and the indoor gun range. The air recirculation assembly is configured to recirculate at least one of a first amount of discharged air and a second amount of discharged air to the air supply assembly. An air exhaust assembly is coupled in flow communication to the indoor gun range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Vogel Sheet Metal and Heating, Inc
    Inventor: John Vogel
  • Patent number: 9586365
    Abstract: A powder recycling system includes a powder feeder, a remaining powder collector, a bridge breaker, a block powder filter, a cyclone separator, a particulate filter cleaner, an air pressure generation device and an electrostatic precipitator. The powder feeder provides a construction powder to a construction platform. The remaining powder collector for collects the remaining powder. The cyclone separator is used to separate the large-size powdery particles and the small-size powdery particles of the remaining powder from each other through a rotating gaseous stream. The large-size powdery particles fall down to the powder feeder due to gravity, and the small-size powdery particles of the remaining powder is removed from the rotating gaseous stream and transmitted to the particulate filter cleaner. After the small-size powdery particles of the remaining powder are filtered by the particulate filter cleaner, the suspended small-size powdery particles are transmitted to the electrostatic precipitator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: MICROJET TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chang-Chih Chen, Chih-Kai Chen, Kwo-Yuan Shi, Chi-Feng Huang
  • Patent number: 9546596
    Abstract: A silencer panel includes an acoustic absorbing material; and an enclosure surrounding the acoustic absorbing material. The enclosure includes at least one plastic, perforated side wall. A first electrostatic particle removing electrode may be associated with the enclosure to remove particles from a working fluid in conjunction with a second electrostatic particle removing electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Hua Zhang, Dale Joel Davis, Valery Ivanovich Ponyavin
  • Patent number: 9457371
    Abstract: Provided is a spray system comprising: a frame, spray bar, and trough. The spray bar may be rotatable between a dispensing orientation and a diversion orientation and may comprise a pipe and a nozzle. The pipe may define a pipe interior, a pipe elongation axis, be operationally rotatable about the pipe elongation axis, be in fluid communication with an output of a fluid supply, adapted to accept an associated fluid from the fluid supply, and adapted to convey the associated fluid. The nozzle may be adapted to direct an output of the associated fluid from the pipe in a diversion direction or in a dispensing direction. The trough may comprise a trough inlet positioned along the diversion direction and adapted to accept associated fluid when the spray bar is in the dispensing orientation, and a trough outlet in fluid communication with the trough inlet and a fluid supply input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignees: MCRL, LLC
    Inventor: Darrell T. Curilla
  • Patent number: 9433898
    Abstract: Apparatuses and systems for reduction and elimination of toxic gases emitted from a motor vehicle or industrial exhaust system. The systems may be single-tier or two-tier, and include at least one direct contact heat exchanger wherein exhaust gas is condensed or dissolved in cold moist air vapor. Uncondensed and undissolved gases may be recirculated into the direct contact heat exchanger to be treated again. The systems also include at least one post-treatment tank wherein condensate liquids and gas solutions are subject to agglomeration and are finally discharged into the environment as a clean liquid. The systems provided herein may complement the existing catalytic converters used in motor vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Inventor: Saeed J. Almalowi
  • Patent number: 9358566
    Abstract: An in-line parts washing system comprising concatenated modules of two discrete lengths where certain of the modules have a self-contained tank of parts cleaning chemical along with a motor-driven pump for forcing the cleaning chemical through spray heads enclosed in a shroud through which the parts to be cleaned are transported via a conveyor. Other modules disposed in-line with the wash modules provide zones where the cleaning chemical dripping from the parts is collected and redirected back into the tanks from which it originated. The ability to swap modules of differing length allows a user to easily alter the cleaning process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: PEM, Inc.
    Inventors: John Gregory Kapsner, Theodore Lowell Schreyer, Kelly Gordon McCabe
  • Patent number: 9339835
    Abstract: Overspray collection apparatus comprises an extraction duct (54) between two sloped floors (50, 52) with unobstructed inlet slots (88, 90) on either side thereof. The extraction duct (54) comprises two moveable panels (56, 58) pivotally mounted to the sloped floors (50, 52). Each moveable panel (56, 58) pivots about an axis that is offset from a lower portion of the moveable panel and a lower portion of the sloped floor. In another embodiment, the pivotal mount comprises an offset hinge. The overspray extraction duct (54) comprises a duct floor (60) and an air diffuser assembly (100) that extends at least partially across the duct floor. The air diffuser assembly (100) receives pressurized air and directs pressurized air into the extraction duct (54), whereby the pressurized air may be pulsed. The overspray extraction duct (54) comprises a suction hood (62) that includes moveable panels (56, 58).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Shutic, Robert D. Schneider, Jeffery Edward Dailidas
  • Publication number: 20150135955
    Abstract: A method for extracting process air loaded with overspray from a coating plant, which includes leading overspray picked up by an air stream as process air along a flow path to a conditioning device. The process air is led on the flow path through at least one replaceable flow module having an inlet opening and an outlet opening, on the inner surfaces of which overspray can be deposited and, after a limiting loading with overspray has been reached, can be replaced by an unloaded flow module. An apparatus for extracting process air loaded with overspray having at least one replaceable flow module having an inlet and an outlet opening arranged in the flow path of the process air. On the inner surfaces of the flow module, overspray can be deposited. The flow module can be replaced with an unloaded flow module after a limiting loading with overspray is reached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Kersten Link, Werner Swoboda, Jürgen Röckle
  • Patent number: 8974579
    Abstract: A device for separating paint overspray from the cabin exhaust air of painting systems which is laden with overspray having at least one separating surface, on which the cabin exhaust air can be guided along and which is electrically conducting and connected to a pole of a high voltage source. An electrode device arranged in the air stream is associated with the separating surface and connected to the other pole of the high voltage source. Paint overspray is transported away from the separating surface by an electrically conducting separating fluid, which can be fed to the separating surface and flows over the separating surface so that a large part at least of the solids pass from the cabin exhaust air flowing past into the separating fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Eisenmann AG
    Inventors: Werner Swoboda, Erwin Hihn
  • Patent number: 8943999
    Abstract: Provided is a spray booth that includes a housing and a mechanism for advancing the vehicle through the housing. The spray booth may include a rail system that extends along the long axis of the housing and is off-set from the center of the short axis of the housing for advancing vehicles. The spray booth housing includes walls that define an area for locating a vehicle to be painted. The area defined by the walls includes regions for priming a vehicle to be painted, preparing a vehicle to be painted, and distinct painting areas for separately painting the vehicle that is engaged with the rail system and for painting parts that are not attached to the vehicle. The spray booth may also include one or more air handling systems for handling air that is flowed through the spray booth during the preparation and paint operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: DCR IP Company, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Giarrizzo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8945288
    Abstract: A device for separating overspray from the cabin exhaust air of painting systems includes at least one separating surface, on which the exhaust air is guided and which is connected to a pole of a high voltage source. An electrode device arranged in the air stream is associated with the separating surface and connected to the other pole of the high voltage source. The separated paint overspray is transported away from the separating surface with a separating fluid, which flows over the separating surface-from top to bottom. A discharge device having a channel open at the top is present, from which the separating fluid exits along the longitudinal extension of the discharge device when the level of the separating fluid in the channel exceeds an exit level, and reaches the separating surface such that the separating fluid flows downward on the separating surface as a substantially adhering layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Eisenmann AG
    Inventors: Werner Swoboda, Erwin Hihn, Kersten Link, Gert Eberhard Kocher
  • Patent number: 8944081
    Abstract: Disclosed are a liquid processing apparatus and a liquid processing method that can prevent a substrate in a processing chamber from being contaminated due to contamination attached to a cup. The liquid processing apparatus includes: a processing chamber in which a substrate holding unit holding a substrate and a cup placed around the substrate holding unit are installed; a nozzle for supplying a processing liquid to the substrate held by the substrate holding unit; and a cup cleaning unit cleaning the cup by supplying a cleaning liquid to the upper part of the cup. A concave portion is formed in the upper part of the cup and the cup cleaning units supply the cleaning liquid to the concave portion in the upper part of the cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventor: Jiro Higashijima
  • Publication number: 20150027365
    Abstract: Overspray collection apparatus comprises an extraction duct (54) between two sloped floors (50, 52) with unobstructed inlet slots (88, 90) on either side thereof. The extraction duct (54) comprises two moveable panels (56, 58) pivotally mounted to the sloped floors (50, 52). Each moveable panel (56, 58) pivots about an axis that is offset from a lower portion of the moveable panel and a lower portion of the sloped floor. In another embodiment, the pivotal mount comprises an offset hinge. The overspray extraction duct (54) comprises a duct floor (60) and an air diffuser assembly (100) that extends at least partially across the duct floor. The air diffuser assembly (100) receives pressurized air and directs pressurized air into the extraction duct (54), whereby the pressurized air may be pulsed. The overspray extraction duct (54) comprises a suction hood (62) that includes moveable panels (56, 58).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Shutic, Robert D. Schneider, Jeffery Edward Dailidas
  • Patent number: 8939106
    Abstract: A painting system according to the embodiments includes a painting booth surrounded by a ceiling and a sidewall, a conveyor line that is arranged in the painting booth and conveys an object to be painted, and a painting robot that performs painting on the object. The painting robot includes a base portion fixed on the sidewall side in the painting booth, and an arm portion that is connected to the base portion and has a seven-axis configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki
    Inventor: Shingi Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20140366798
    Abstract: A filter module for the separation of overspray from overspray-laden cabin air of coating plants, in particular of painting plants, having a filter housing which delimits a filter chamber through which overspray-laden cabin air can be conducted in a main flow direction. A plurality of separation elements composed of a separation material which is permeable to the cabin air is arranged in the filter chamber such that a flow labyrinth is formed between the separation elements. A separation device and a plant for coating articles having such a filter module is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Apostolos Katefidis, Juergen Roeckle
  • Publication number: 20140326181
    Abstract: A deposition apparatus includes: a chamber; a stage disposed in the chamber and equipped with a substrate; a nozzle unit disposed to face the substrate and configured to spray a deposition material toward the substrate; and a collector unit surrounding the nozzle unit and configured to collect a residual deposition material not deposited on the substrate. The collector unit includes a collection surface for collecting the residual deposition material and a collection pipe for transferring the collected residual deposition material outside the chamber. Thus, a loss of the deposition material may be minimized during a deposition process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: Sang-Hoon Kim
  • Publication number: 20140311406
    Abstract: Spray booth (21) for applying paint on basically flat parts (22), said spray booth having a plenum (24) and comprising a conveying system (25) for conveying the flat parts (22) to be painted, at least a device (23) for applying paint on said moving parts, and at least a suction system, wherein the plenum (24) of the spray booth has a semi-cylindrical shape, having its axis perpendicular to the direction of the advancing part (22).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: CEFLA SOCIETA' COOPERATIVA
    Inventors: RICCARDO BEDESCHI, ANDREA LUCA GUIDUZZI, STEFANO CHIARINI
  • Patent number: 8844463
    Abstract: A pipe conditioning tool comprising a drive unit to move the tool along a pipe and a work head rotatable about an axis of the pipe to condition a surface of the pipe, the drive unit includes a frame extending to opposite sides of the pipe, the frame having legs extending radially beyond the work head to provide support for the tool upon removal from said pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Automatic Coating Limited
    Inventor: Brad Bamford
  • Patent number: 8828182
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention generally provide plasma etch process chamber improvements. An improved gas injection nozzle is provided for use at a central location of the lid of the chamber. The gas injection nozzle may be used in an existing plasma etch chamber and is configured to provide a series of conic gas flows across the surface of a substrate positioned within the chamber. In one embodiment, an improved exhaust kit for use in the plasma etch chamber is provided. The exhaust kit includes apparatus that may be used in an existing plasma etch chamber and is configured to provide annular flow of exhaust gases from the processing region of the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Stanley Detmar, Brian T. West, Ronald Vern Schauer
  • Patent number: 8826565
    Abstract: An automotive paint spray and drying booth having a plurality of walls which, together, define a housing with a chamber sufficient in size to contain an automotive vehicle. An air dispenser is positioned within the chamber and the air dispenser includes an outlet positioned to direct air along one or more of the housing walls. A regenerative blower is positioned outside the housing chamber. The blower is connected to an inlet open outside of the housing chamber and includes an outlet which is fluidly connected to the air nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Hahn Marketing LLC
    Inventors: Paul Hahn, Richard J. Hahn
  • Patent number: 8813679
    Abstract: A paint mist collecting device for collecting a mist of paint particles produced when a paint is sprayed onto a workpiece within a paint booth includes a tubular duct having one end adapted to be connected to an outlet of the paint booth from which air containing the paint mist and a cleaning air are allowed to flow out, and a swirl-generating guide fin unit disposed inside the tubular duct and configured to force axial flows of the paint-mist-containing air and the cleaning liquid into a rotational movement to thereby generate a helical vortex as the paint-mist-containing air and the cleaning liquid flow downward along the tubular duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanobu Imano, Takayuki Tahara
  • Patent number: 8801820
    Abstract: Distribution of a precoat agent is made uniform in a target gas directing to a filter. To this end, an intake opening of a filter device is formed as a slit-like or rectangular opening extending in a width direction. An accumulation recess is formed in an upper edge portion of the intake opening to have a profile that opens downward as viewed from a longitudinal direction of the intake opening. The accumulation recess is continuously formed in the longitudinal direction of the intake opening. A precoat agent nozzle is provided in a longitudinal predetermined position of the intake opening for ejecting the precoat agent and carrier gas toward an inner depth surface of the accumulation recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Taikisha Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Iwakiri
  • Publication number: 20140196661
    Abstract: A spray system sprays an object within an enclosure. A plurality of gutters affixed to sidewalls of the enclosure catch excess spray for reuse. The gutters are affixed to sidewalls and hold a garment such that a shield is formed that protects the areas under a platen from overspray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventor: BRIAN WALKER