Running Length Work Patents (Class 118/405)
  • Patent number: 10676845
    Abstract: A composite rod for use in various applications, such as electrical cables (e.g., high voltage transmission cables), power umbilicals, tethers, ropes, and a wide variety of other structural members, is provided. The rod includes a core that is formed from a plurality of unidirectionally aligned fiber rovings embedded within a thermoplastic polymer matrix. The present inventors have discovered that the degree to which the rovings are impregnated with the thermoplastic polymer matrix can be significantly improved through selective control over the impregnation process, and also through control over the degree of compression imparted to the rovings during formation and shaping of the rod, as well as the calibration of the final rod geometry. Such a well impregnated rod has a very small void fraction, which leads to excellent strength properties. Notably, the desired strength properties may be achieved without the need for different fiber types in the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Ticona LLC
    Inventors: Sherri M. Nelson, David W. Eastep, Timothy L. Tibor, Timothy A. Regan, Michael L. Wesley, Richard Stiehm
  • Patent number: 10670112
    Abstract: An anchor for clamping a handling system deadline and controlled by an actuator, such as a hydraulic cylinder or a gearbox coupled to an electric motor. The anchor may generally operate using a pivoting clamping mechanism, wherein the deadline is held between a static clamp plate and a pivoting clamp plate. The pivoting clamp plate may pivot at a pivot point arranged between the two plates. A bolt may be arranged through an opening in each of the clamp plates. A first end of the bolt may extend beyond an outer surface of the pivoting clamp plate and couple to an end block. At a second end, the bolt may extend beyond an outer surface of the static clamp plate and couple to the actuator. As a linear force is applied to the bolt by the actuator, the bolt may pull the pivoting clamp plate toward the static clamp plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: National Oilwell Varco, L.P.
    Inventors: Reece William Kaybidge, Lucas Arnesen Nealon
  • Patent number: 10562814
    Abstract: A bare optical fiber coating device includes: a nipple having a nipple hole through which a bare optical fiber is inserted vertically from above; an intermediate die that has an intermediate die hole through which the bare optical fiber passing through the nipple hole is inserted and that is disposed vertically below the nipple; a first coating die that has a first coating die hole through which the bare optical fiber passing through the intermediate die hole is inserted and that is provided vertically below the intermediate die; and a first resin circulation chamber that is formed by the nipple and the intermediate die, is formed between the nipple hole and the intermediate die hole in an annular shape surrounding the bare optical fiber passing through the nipple hole, and is configured to circulate liquid resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventor: Kenji Okada
  • Patent number: 10566602
    Abstract: The occurrence of separation or reaggregation is suppressed in a suspension such as a battery electrode slurry. A battery electrode slurry distributing apparatus includes: a circulation pipe via which a positive electrode slurry is to be circulated; and a control unit that controls the supply of the positive electrode slurry to each of coaters. In a period in which either the coater is allowed to receive the supply of the positive electrode slurry, the control unit inhibits the supply of the positive electrode slurry to the other coater. The circulation pipe is structured in a polygonal loop. The coaters are connected to respective elbow portions formed in the circulation pipe via the pipes, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: ELIIY POWER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Ono, Hideo Sanada, Hiroshi Sato, Taisaku Nakata
  • Patent number: 10464093
    Abstract: An apparatus has first and second coating nozzles for applying a liquid coating material respectively to two sides of a running flat material web, and has first and second rigid supply line sections for supplying the coating material to the respective coating nozzles. At least one of the coating nozzles is transferable from a working position to a maintenance position and back. In the working position, throughflow channels in the supply line sections communicate with one another to provide a throughflow of the coating material to the coating nozzles. When transferring at least one of the coating nozzles from the working position to the maintenance position, the rigid supply line sections are automatically moved relative to one another so that the throughflow channels therein are interrupted so as to interrupt the flow of the coating material to this coating nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Lindauer DORNIER Gesellschaft mit beschraenkter Haftung
    Inventors: Andreas Rutz, Andreas Herz
  • Patent number: 10414625
    Abstract: A dispenser for elastomeric monofilament is provided. The dispenser has a hollow lower half hingedly joined to a mating hollow upper half. Each half has a peripheral wall with vertically extending sidewalls defining an interior and an exterior to the dispenser. A pair of hubs is formed in the sidewalls of one of the halves and a reel is rotably disposed between the hubs. The reel has elastomeric monofilament therearound. A passage from the interior to the exterior of the dispenser is formed at a junction between the halves by a channel formed in each half having a sinuous path through the peripheral wall thereof. The channels are configured such that a sinuous passage is formed from the interior of the dispenser to the exterior of the dispenser by the juxtaposition of the channels when the halves are joined to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: DPG USA INC
    Inventor: Nikhil Gupta
  • Patent number: 10310211
    Abstract: A surface-mounted fiber segment includes at least one bare optical fiber glass segment disposed onto a receiving surface, and an adhesive material applied to the at least one bare optical fiber glass segment. The adhesive material substantially encapsulates the at least one bare optical fiber glass segment and adheres the at least one bare optical fiber glass segment onto the receiving surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Chad Johnston, Enrique Gonzalez Lopez
  • Patent number: 10265720
    Abstract: A device for coating material with resin and subsequently laying the material saturated with the resin onto a surface, the device comprising a vessel for retaining the resin, the vessel having a slot sized and configured so that the material is passable through the slot after being coated with resin retained in the vessel, and a first and a second roller being arranged on either side of the slot or behind the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventor: Bruce Baker
  • Patent number: 10239248
    Abstract: A method of forming a conduit having at least one strip-shaped fabric substrate dividing the conduit into channels. The method contains obtaining an extrusion die configured to form the wall of the conduit and a slot configured for receipt of a strip-shaped fabric substrate and introducing a strip-shaped fabric substrate into the slot. The strip-shaped textile is air permeable and contains enlarged regions at the first and second longitudinal edges. Molten polymer is introduced at a first point in the extrusion die and at the first point the slot and the area configured to form the wall of the conduit are not in communication. The slot is exposed to the molten polymer at a point between the first point and the die exit forming the first polymeric layer of the conduit such that the first longitudinal and second longitudinal edges of the strip-shaped fabric substrate embed into the molten polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventor: David Drew Morris
  • Patent number: 10036108
    Abstract: One embodiment of the disclosure relates to a fiber coating apparatus having a fiber entrance opening, a conical section with walls tapered at half angles between 2 and 25° and height (also referred to as length herein) L1 between 0.25 mm and 2 mm, and a cylindrical land portion of diameter d2 between 0.1 and 0.5 mm and height (length) L2 between 0.05 and 1.25 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Robert Clark Moore, Douglas Gregg Neilson
  • Patent number: 9982377
    Abstract: A thread conditioner dispenser is provided as well as a method of conditioning thread. The dispenser has a storage and dispensing unit and a cap unit. The storage/dispensing unit has multiple resilient plinths and a generally planar base defining a cavity. Notches are defined between the plinths. Multiple linear channels are defined in the base. One channel connects each notch with a diametrically opposed notch. The plinths define a cylindrical sidewall. The cap has a cylindrical sidewall defining an outwardly flaring mouth to engage the plinths. One of the cap inner sidewall and the storage/dispensing sidewall has an annular recess. At least one lug is formed into the other sidewall for engagement with the annular recess. Thread may be passed through one of the notches and into one of the channels and withdrawn through the diametrically opposed notch while the cap sidewall is engaged with the storage and dispensing sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: DPG USA INC.
    Inventors: Nikhil Gupta, Ronald C. Farnum, John C. Olson
  • Patent number: 9982365
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing a SiC single crystal wherein generation of polycrystals can be inhibited even if the temperature of the Si—C solution is changed after seed touching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsunori Danno, Kazuhiko Kusunoki, Kazuhito Kamei
  • Patent number: 9957612
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a delivery device comprising a chamber; a gas inlet; a gas outlet; and a dip tube contained within the chamber and having an upper portion and a lower portion, the upper portion of the dip tube being in fluid communication with the gas inlet and being operative to permit the entry of a carrier gas; the lower portion of the dip tube extending into the chamber, the lower portion of the dip tube terminating in an outlet end; and a sleeve; where the sleeve has a first end and a second end; the first end being in an interference fit with the lower portion of the dip tube; and where the sleeve vibrates upon being subjected to a disturbance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: CERES TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Egbert Woelk, Ronald L. DiCarlo, Deodatta Vinayak Shenai-Khatkhate
  • Patent number: 9932211
    Abstract: A stabilizer for a line may include a guide configured for arrangement on the line to resist and/or damp lateral motions of the line where the guide may include a guide jacket having a static sleeve configured to allow the line to pass through the guide and a fortifying bracket configured to reinforce the guide jacket and configured to interface with a hanging system to support the guide jacket and maintain the guide jacket in position on the line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: National Oilwell Varco, L.P.
    Inventor: Anton Krijnen
  • Patent number: 9919503
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to extrusion coating systems, extrusion coated substrates, and processes for making the same. In some aspects, extrusion coating systems as described herein may include an at least partially insulated outlet wall, which may facilitate production of coated substrates exhibiting a very desirable surface texture and appearance. Coated substrates of the present invention may be utilized in a variety of end applications, including, but not limited to, interior and exterior construction materials for homes, buildings, and furniture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Tony Wayne Helton, Steven Lee Stafford, Aaron Grills, Subramanian Easwaran Iyer
  • Patent number: 9864381
    Abstract: Pulling eyes are provided with integrated wiring systems suitable for installing conductors or cables. The pulling eyes may include body portions that define interior cavities that are sized to snugly engage outside portions of the conductors or cables. The body portions are sized to be deformably crimped onto the outside portions of the conductors or cables. The pulling eyes may also include head portions joined to the body portions, with the head portions defining apertures for receiving a strength member for installing the conductors or cables. These apertures place the interior cavities in communication with the exteriors of the pulling eyes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Southwire Company, LLC
    Inventors: John R. Carlson, David Brian McCardel, David A. Cooper, David Mercier, Allan W. Daniel, Timothy M. Andrea
  • Patent number: 9782846
    Abstract: Methods, wires, and apparatus for use in cutting (e.g., slicing) hard, brittle materials is provided. The wire can be a super-abrasive wire that includes a wire core and super-abrasive particles bonded to the wire core via a metal bonding layer. This wire, or another type of wire, can be used to slice workpieces useful for producing wafers. The workpieces can be aligned within a holder to produce wafers using the device and methods presently provided. The holder rotates about its central axis, which translates to workpieces moving in orbit around this axis. A single abrasive wire, or multiple turns of wire stretched tightly between wire guides, is then contacted with the rotating holder to slice the workpieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA
    Inventors: Tangali Sudarshan, Igor Agafonov, Robert Mark Kennedy
  • Patent number: 9703296
    Abstract: Pulling eyes are provided with integrated wiring systems suitable for installing conductors or cables. The pulling eyes may include body portions that define interior cavities that are sized to snugly engage outside portions of the conductors or cables. The body portions are sized to be deformably crimped onto the outside portions of the conductors or cables. The pulling eyes may also include head portions joined to the body portions, with the head portions defining apertures for receiving a strength member for installing the conductors or cables. These apertures place the interior cavities in communication with the exteriors of the pulling eyes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Southwire Company, LLC
    Inventors: John R. Carlson, David Brian McCardel, David A. Cooper, David Mercier, Allan W. Daniel, Timothy M. Andrea
  • Patent number: 9680295
    Abstract: Provided are methods and systems for forming piezoelectric coatings on power line cables using sol-gel materials. A cable may be fed through a container with a sol-gel material having a piezoelectric material to form an uncured layer on the surface of the cable. The layer is then cured using, for example, infrared, ultraviolet, and/or other types of radiation. The cable may be suspended in a coating system such that the uncured layer does not touch any components of the system until the layer is adequately cured. Piezoelectric characteristics of the cured layer may be tested in the system to provide a control feedback. The cured layer, which may be referred to as a piezoelectric coating, causes resistive heating at the outer surface of the cable during vibration of the cable due transmission of alternating currents and environmental factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Advenira Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Elmira Ryabova
  • Patent number: 9463488
    Abstract: This document describes a process and a device for applying fluids, specifically particle material, on an area to be coated, which is viewed in forward moving direction of the coater, chat fluid is applied on the area to be coated and then a levelling element is run over the applied fluid, whereby the fluid is led from a metering system provided with an opening, which oscillates when applying the fluid. The opening shall be designed in such a way that when the metering system is at a standstill this is closed by forming an angle of repose of the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: VOXELJET AG
    Inventors: Ingo Ederer, Kaveh Kashani-Shirazi
  • Patent number: 9437867
    Abstract: A battery plate grid strip pasting assembly can include an orifice plate, a support structure, and a belt. The orifice plate has an opening through which battery paste material is dispensed out of a hopper. The support structure underlies a battery plate grid strip and supports the battery plate grid strip upstream of the opening. The belt traverses beneath the orifice plate and carries the battery plate grid strip downstream of the opening and downstream of the support structure. The support structure supports the battery plate grid strip above the belt and a gap is provided between a bottom surface of the battery plate grid strip and a top surface of the belt. Battery paste material is dispensed into the gap, through the battery plate grid strip, and overpastes the bottom surface of the battery plate grid strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Wirtz Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Roel Mendoza, John O. Wirtz
  • Patent number: 9279257
    Abstract: A device for saturating material with resin and subsequently laying the saturated material onto a surface includes a frame and a vessel for retaining the resin attached to the frame. The vessel has a slot sized and configured so that material is passable through the slot after being coated with resin retained in the vessel. A first guide member is positioned adjacent the slot and a second guide member is positioned adjacent the slot and is spaced apart from the first guide member to define a passageway between the first and second guide members. The passageway is sized and configured for the material to be passable through the passageway and out of the device for laying on the surface. Embodiments of the device can be usable for methods of waterproofing and/or roofing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventor: Bruce E. Baker
  • Patent number: 9188754
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an optical-fiber buffer tube uses a prewetting agent possessing excellent surface affinity, wetting, and interfacial adhesion with optical-fiber coatings. The prewetting agent does not pool within or leak from the resulting buffer tubes during storage or vertical installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Draka Comteq, B.V.
    Inventors: Brian G. Risch, Denise Lorraine Collado, Don Parris
  • Patent number: 9016230
    Abstract: In order to remove treatment liquid (21) from a planar material to be treated (10), which is transported in an assembly for wet-chemical treatment of the material to be treated (10), a retaining surface (4, 14) is provided for holding back the treatment liquid (21). The retaining surface (4, 14) is arranged relative to a transport path of the material to be treated (10) so that a gap (8, 18) remains between the retaining surface (4, 14) and a surface of the material to be treated (10) opposing the retaining surface (4, 14), when the material to be treated (10) is moved past the retaining surface (4, 14). The retaining surface (4, 14) may, for example, be provided as an offset portion of a peripheral surface of a roll (2, 3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Atotech Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Henry Kunze, Ferdinand Wiener
  • Publication number: 20150040825
    Abstract: The coating unit for elongate components comprises a tank with molten metal and a coating chamber with inlet and outlet channels with an intake channel submerged into the tank with molten metal. Moreover, the coating chamber and the tank with molten metal are equipped with facilities for internal creation inside them above the heel reduced pressure and positive pressure respectively. To facilitate the operation and maintenance, as well as to ensure continuous operation of this unit without any stops for refilling the tank, to provide safety conditions while metal refilling into the tank with molten metal of this unit for coating of elongate components, the tank with molten metal and coating chamber are located in adjacent positions and jointed together with the inclined intake channel creating connecting vessels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Kulakovsky
  • Publication number: 20140193586
    Abstract: A plant for coating a strip (5) by means of continuous hot dipping, comprising a containment tank (2) to contain molten zinc; a coating vessel (3) receiving the molten zinc, arranged above the containment tank and provided with an opening (4) on a bottom thereof for passing the strip; a chamber (6) arranged below the coating vessel and provided with guide rollers (7, 8) to guide the strip towards said opening; wherein the containment tank is arranged below the guide rollers so that chamber and containment tank form a single place, and wherein there is provided an intercepting and conveying system (9), arranged within the chamber, to intercept and convey the molten zinc leaking from said opening into the containment tank, said intercepting and conveying system being configured to bypass and wind the guide rollers and the strip being fed towards said opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche S.P.A.
    Inventors: Alfredo Poloni, Zamir Pomare
  • Patent number: 8734909
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for coating substrates. A die can be employed for extrusion coating an elongated substrate, where the die defines a coating cavity therein. The die can comprise a die block having a coating supply channel for supplying a coating material to the coating cavity. The die can further comprise a guide plug and a die plate removably coupled to the die block. The guide plug can comprise a substrate inlet having a non-circular lateral cross-section, and the die plate can comprise a substrate outlet also having a non-circular lateral cross-section. A coating system comprising such a die can operate to coat a substrate where the substrate can be pushed at least partially through the die and contacts the coating material therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Subramanian Easwaran Iyer, Jeremy Richard Lizotte, William Joseph Burgess, Wayne Scott Strasser, James Wilson Mercer, Jr., Tony Wayne Helton, Gary Darrel Boone
  • Patent number: 8677926
    Abstract: A solid coating die for applying an insulation varnish around a flat wire conductor includes a die body and a die hole formed through the die body, the conductor to be inserted into the die hole. The die hole includes: an entry portion having a cross section monotonically decreasing along a conductor insertion direction; and a coating portion including at least a sub-portion having a constant cross section. The cross section of the coating portion is a rectangle having four straight sides and four rounded corners. Each inner surface of the straight side of the coating portion has an inwardly projecting protrusion, a top contour of each protrusion being a circular arc, an elongated circular arc, an elliptical arc or a combination of these arcs, the maximum curvature of the top contour of each protrusion being larger than the maximum curvature of inner surface of the rounded corners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi Magnet Wire Corp.
    Inventor: Masayoshi Goto
  • Patent number: 8574385
    Abstract: A communication line such as an optical fiber or cable is attached along a wall, ceiling, trim piece, or other target surface inside of a building by laying out the line from an applicator tool. An outer surface of the line is placed in a temporarily tacky condition as the line is laid out from the tool along the target surface. The temporarily tacky condition of the line is due at least in part to an adhesive component that is pre-applied to the outer surface of the line. The adhesive component is activated by an agent or medium that is associated with the applicator tool. The line becomes non-tacky after it is attached to the target surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: O FS FITFL, LLC
    Inventors: Bernard M. Malofsky, Adam G. Malofsky, Joseph E. Bradley, William H. Mann, Robert C. Table, Victor J. Morando, James M. Sellers, Nathan E. Winters, John Depiano, Paul R. Dickinson, Daniel Hendrickson
  • Patent number: 8402913
    Abstract: A drywall hopper assembly that contains a double blade that can apply drywall mud to both interior and exterior drywall corners with no blade change. A zigzag blade can contain two grooves, one for interior corners and one for exterior corners. With this blade arrangement, an operator can quickly move from one type of corner to another without using multiple tools, multiple blades or hand application methods to apply mud. The present invention can contain a pliable release port to present mud equally to an interior or an exterior corner. There can be such a port on both the top and bottom of the blade so that mud is smoothly applied as trim moves through the hopper or the hopper is moved along the trim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Inventor: Timothy D. Smythe
  • Publication number: 20120308817
    Abstract: A deformable, coated radius filler composed of a continuous or elongated fibrous structure and a tacky, resin surface coating formed by pulling a dry, continuous or elongated fibrous structure through a heated resin bath. The coated radius filler has an inner portion that is substantially free of resin and the resin surface coating has a substantially uniform thickness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: CYTEC TECHNOLOGY CORP.
    Inventors: Dominique Ponsolle, Scott Alfred Rogers, Robert Blackburn, Jonathan Meegan
  • Patent number: 8304029
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for hot-dip coating a metal strand (1), especially a steel strip, in which the metal strand (1) is vertically guided through a container (3) accommodating the molten coating metal (2) and through a guide channel (4) disposed upstream thereof. The inventive device comprises at least two inductors (5) disposed at both sides of the metal strand (1) in the area of the guide channel (4) that are used to generate an electromagnetic field for retaining the coating metal (2) in the container (3), and at least one sensor (6, 6?) for detecting the position (s) of the metal strand (1) in the area of the guide channel (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: SMS Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Rolf Brisberger, Bernhard Tenckhoff, Holger Behrens, Bodo Falkenhahn, Walter Trakowski, Michael Zielenbach, Robert Jürgens
  • Patent number: 8286681
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fluid-activated drywall tape applicator. The applicator includes a roll of fluid-activated drywall tape, a container, a lid and at least two slits. In operation the roll of tape is affixed to the applicator and a lead end of the tape is fed through a first slit. Once in the first slit the tape enters the container where the container is filled with a fluid. The fluid saturates the tape and the tape leaves the container through the second slit. After leaving the container via the slit, the tape's adhesive properties are activated and a user may apply the tape to a working surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Dura-Tape International
    Inventor: Lee Goldman
  • Patent number: 8256373
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device (100) for depositing a layer based on polycrystalline silicon onto a substantially plane, elongate, moving support (4) having two longitudinal faces (43, 44) and two longitudinal side edges (41, 42), the device comprising: a crucible (1) containing a bath (2) of molten silicon, said support (4) being designed to be dipped at least in part in the bath and to pass substantially vertically in its long direction through the equilibrium surface (21) of the bath; and at least one edge control element (5, 5?), each edge control element being maintained substantially vertically close to one of the two longitudinal side edges (41, 42); each edge control element comprising walls (51 to 53?) defining a longitudinal slot (54, 54?) beside the corresponding longitudinal side edge, each slot being dipped in part in the bath (2) so as to raise the level of the bath by capillarity in the vicinity of the corresponding longitudinal side edge, the device being characterized in that at
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Solarforce
    Inventors: Christian Belouet, Claude Remy
  • Publication number: 20120199998
    Abstract: A method for the production of a fiber-reinforced, thermoplastic polymer, wherein at least one fiber strand is fed into an extrusion die, wherein the fiber strand is fanned out in the extrusion die, wherein the impregnation of the fiber strand with a polymer melt takes place in the fanned out state, and subsequently the fiber strand impregnated with a polymer melt is extracted from the extrusion die.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: Universität Kassel
    Inventors: Andrej Bledzki, Maik Feldmann, Adam Jaszkiewicz, Sebastian Ossadnik
  • Patent number: 8113143
    Abstract: A coating apparatus and method are disclosed that applies a coating to a product in a uniform and controlled manner. The coating apparatus comprises a feeding stage, an optional pre-treatment stage, at least one coating stage and a finishing stage. The coating stage(s) comprise a coating material feeder and a coating device. The coating device includes an aperture conforming to the perimeter of a substrate to be coated in a first and second dimension. As the substrate passes through the aperture, coating material is applied in a uniform and consistent layer ranging from 0.001 inches to 0.250 inches. The coating material also back fills minor surface imperfections and blemishes on the substrate to achieve a consistent finish across the whole area where coating material is applied. The coating device includes first and second shell portions. The first shell portion has a concave surface surrounding the aperture portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Inventors: Kendall W. Prince, Gordon L. King, Roderick Hughes, Richard B. Flora
  • Patent number: 8104424
    Abstract: The inventions refer to method of product surface treatment, technological line and device for hot applying the coating on lengthy products. Line for applying the coating on lengthy product comprising supplying device, product surface preparing unit, devise for continuous applying the coating, cooling camera and final product acceptance unit. Device for applying the coating comprises camera (13) for applying the coating, fixed above the tank (14) with melt. In cover (16) of camera (13) there is an outlet 19 for creating pressure discharge, and in cover (21) of tank (14) there is an inlet (22). Camera (13) is provided with intake vertical passage (20) plunged into the melt of the tank. In the walls of camera (13) there are passages (23) and (24) for product (2) transporting. In working state the melt in the tank (14) and in the camera (13) occupies levels (25) and (26) correspondingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Legal and Consulting Agency “Jurepromconsulting”, LLC
    Inventors: Yuriy Sergeevich Volkov, Sergey Vasillevich Marutian
  • Patent number: 8105657
    Abstract: The inventions refer to method of product surface treatment, technological line and device for hot applying the coating on lengthy products. Line for applying the coating on lengthy product comprising supplying device, product surface preparing unit, devise for continuous applying the coating, cooling camera and final product acceptance unit. Device for applying the coating comprises camera (13) for applying the coating, fixed above the tank (14) with melt. In cover (16) of camera (13) there is an outlet 19 for creating pressure discharge, and in cover (21) of tank (14) there is an inlet (22). Camera (13) is provided with intake vertical passage (20) plunged into the melt of the tank. In the walls of camera (13) there are passages (23) and (24) for product (2) transporting. In working state the melt in the tank (14) and in the camera (13) occupies levels (25) and (26) correspondingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Legal and Consulting Agency “JurepromConsulting”, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuriy Sergeevich Volkov, Sergey Vasilievich Marutian
  • Patent number: 8092594
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a carbon ribbon for covering in a thin layer of semiconductor material, and to a method of deposited such a layer on a substrate constituted by a carbon ribbon. At least one of the two faces of the carbon ribbon is for covering in a layer of semiconductor material by causing the ribbon to pass substantially vertically upwards through a bath of molten semiconductor material. According to the invention, the two edges of at least one of the two faces of the carbon ribbon project so as to form respective rims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: SOLARFORCE
    Inventor: Christian Belouet
  • Patent number: 8074596
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for forming a sheath over an elongate member comprises an extruder that has an output to supply a melt material having a temperature. A heat exchanger connected downstream the output of the extruder removes heat from the melt material in a controlled manner. An elongate member, which may be a cable core, is supplied to a crosshead that is connected downstream the heat exchanger to surround the elongate member with a sheath of the melt material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Corning Cable Systems LLC
    Inventors: Horst Knoch, Gerhard Merbach, Allen M. Miller, Gunter Wunsch
  • Publication number: 20110223342
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for coating substrates. A die can be employed for extrusion coating an elongated substrate, where the die defines a coating cavity therein. The die can comprise a die block having a coating supply channel for supplying a coating material to the coating cavity. The die can further comprise a guide plug and a die plate removably coupled to the die block. The guide plug can comprise a substrate inlet having a non-circular lateral cross-section, and the die plate can comprise a substrate outlet also having a non-circular lateral cross-section. A coating system comprising such a die can operate to coat a substrate where the substrate can be pushed at least partially through the die and contacts the coating material therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY
    Inventors: Subramanian Easwaran Iyer, Jeremy Richard Lizotte, William Joseph Burgess, Wayne Scott Strasser, James Wilson Mercer, JR., Tony Wayne Helton, Gary Darrel Boone
  • Patent number: 8012283
    Abstract: A method for producing a fiber-reinforced resin composition including supplying a plurality of fiber bundles (1) into an impregnation chamber (10); supplying a molten thermoplastic resin from a resin flow inlet (4) into the impregnation chamber (10) so that the amount of the resin flow is almost the same on on each side the direction perpendicular to the fiber bundle (1) progress direction; contacting the molten thermoplastic resin with the fiber bundles (1) to impregnate the fiber bundles (1) with the molten thermoplastic resin; and withdrawing the fiber bundles (1) impregnated with the molten thermoplastic resin from the impregnation chamber (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Prime Polymer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Koki Yano
  • Publication number: 20110171368
    Abstract: A solid coating die for applying an insulation varnish around a flat wire conductor includes a die body and a die hole formed through the die body, the conductor to be inserted into the die hole. The die hole includes: an entry portion having a cross section monotonically decreasing along a conductor insertion direction; and a coating portion including at least a sub-portion having a constant cross section. The cross section of the coating portion is a rectangle having four straight sides and four rounded corners. Each inner surface of the straight side of the coating portion has an inwardly projecting protrusion, a top contour of each protrusion being a circular arc, an elongated circular arc, an elliptical arc or a combination of these arcs, the maximum curvature of the top contour of each protrusion being larger than the maximum curvature of inner surface of the rounded corners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventor: Masayoshi GOTO
  • Patent number: 7959978
    Abstract: A drywall hopper assembly that contains a double blade that can apply drywall mud to both interior and exterior drywall corners with no blade change. A zigzag blade can contain two grooves, one for interior corners and one for exterior corners. With this blade arrangement, an operator can quickly move from one type of corner to another without using multiple tools, multiple blades or hand application methods to apply mud. The present invention can contain a pliable release port to present mud equally to an interior or an exterior corner. There can be such a port on both the top and bottom of the blade so that mud is smoothly applied as trim moves through the hopper or the hopper is moved along the trim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Inventor: Timothy D. Smythe
  • Patent number: 7954450
    Abstract: Disclosed is an optical fiber coating apparatus for preventing generation of bubble in a coating layer of an optical fiber when the optical fiber is coated, which includes a coating unit for allowing an optical fiber to pass through and forming a coating layer on the optical fiber; a base coupled with a lower portion of the coating unit to draw the optical fiber; a cover installed to an upper portion of the coating unit to isolate the coating unit from an external air and having an optical fiber introduction hole; a gas supply line for supplying gas, having smaller kinetic viscosity than the air, into an inner space formed by the cover; and a coating agent discharge line for discharging a coating agent remained in the inner space of the cover. The inner space forms positive pressure circumstance by using the gas having smaller kinetic viscosity than the air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: LS Cable Ltd.
    Inventors: Young-Il Kwon, Young-Gyu Yang, Sang-Joon Bae, Dong-Young Kim, Jong-Pil Kim
  • Patent number: 7946245
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for the hot-dip coating of a metal strip (1), more particularly of a steel band, in which the metal strip (1) is guided vertically through a container (3) containing the molten coating metal (2) and through an upstream guide channel (6), in the vicinity of which, on both sides of the metal strip (1), are arranged at least two inductors (8) for generating an electromagnetic field for holding the coating metal (2) in the container (3), a furnace chamber (9), which contains guide means and has a protective gas atmosphere, being located upstream of the guide channel (6). In order to ensure a good, durable seal between the guide channel (6) and the furnace chamber (9) under the established conditions, the invention proposes that a gas-tight, heat-resistant and flexible seal (13) be arranged between the furnace chamber (9) and the guide channel (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: SMS Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Matthias Kipping, Bernhard Tenckhoff
  • Patent number: 7926442
    Abstract: A container is provided having a periphery and a base, which enclose a cavity. The periphery and the base are connected together, the periphery upwardly extending from the base. The periphery has a first slot and a substantially opposing second slot. Each of the first and second slots is sized to permit a first end of a tape located on a roll to be slid through it. A tape holder may be connected to the container so that the tape holder lies outside of the cavity of the container. The roll of tape can be placed on the tape holder so when the tape is pulled through the “mud box”, the tape is thereby unwound. As the tape is manually pulled through the “mud box”, joint compound is thinly applied to one side of the tape. As this is done, the joint compound begins to “adhere” to the tape, conditioning the tape for excellent wall adhesion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Inventor: Paul Teel
  • Publication number: 20100203252
    Abstract: A treatment tank is used which has a non-contact type liquid sealing unit capable of controlling liquid leakage in non-contact with a web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Inventors: Mamoru Kawashita, Fumiyasu Nomura
  • Patent number: 7739980
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for manufacturing a steel tube are provided. The apparatus includes: a tube-forming device for forming a steel plate into a steel tube; a heat treatment device connected in-line to the tube-forming device to heat the steel tube to a high temperature; a pre-treatment device for annealing the steel tube and providing a reduction atmosphere; and a plating device including a pot for storing a SeAHLume alloy composed of aluminum and zinc in a molten state, a level block selectively inserted into the molten alloy to adjust a level of the molten alloy, and a plating part into which the molten alloy flows in response to insertion of the level block and through which the steel tube passes substantially vertically. Therefore, it is possible to manufacture a steel tube having a plated surface to improve its corrosion-resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Korea Bundy Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gi Hyeoug Kim, Kyung Yun Kim, Yong Kil Kim, Sun Chang Kim, Jae Pyeong Sim, Jong Seo Kim
  • Patent number: 7601221
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for hot-dip coating a metal bar (1), particularly a steel strip, in which the metal bar (1) is vertically directed through a container (3) receiving the molten coating metal (2) and a directing channel (4) that is arranged upstream thereof. Said device comprises at least two inductors (5) which are disposed on both sides of the metal bar (1) in the zone of the directing channel (4) and generate an electromagnetic field for retaining the coating metal (2) within the container (3). In order to better control the coating process, the inventive device is characterized by a sealing means (7, 7?) which is arranged above the directing channel (4) in the bottom area (6) of the container (3) and alternatively releases or interrupts the flow of molten coating metal (2) to the metal bar (1) and/or the directing channel (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: SMS Demag AG
    Inventors: Rolf Brisberger, Bodo Falkenhahn, Holger Behrens, Michael Zielenbach, Bernhard Tenckhoff