Rotating Work About An Axis Through Itself During Coating Patents (Class 118/409)
  • Patent number: 11692278
    Abstract: A coating system includes an electrocoat (e-coat) bath having an e-coat fluid with a first amount of dissolved gases, a plurality of ultrasonic transducers mounted on at least two sides of the e-coat bath, a carrier frame and control circuitry. The control circuitry is configured to control a trajectory of a metal part dipped in the e-coat bath using the carrier frame, control the plurality of ultrasonic transducers to direct a plurality of acoustic waves at a defined ultrasonic operating frequency and at a first intensity to cause a plurality of localized pressure drops in the e-coat fluid, the first amount of dissolved gases is reduced or removed as bubbles from the e-coat fluid of the e-coat bath based on the directed plurality of acoustic waves, and increase the first intensity of the directed plurality of acoustic waves over a defined time period to accelerate dispersion of an e-coat pigment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: TESLA, INC.
    Inventors: Gunjan Agarwal, Sundaresan Avudaiappan, Christopher Lillywhite
  • Patent number: 11548314
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the technical field of toys for children, and in particular to a novel toy for painting eggs. The novel toy includes a shell, a battery box, an electric motor, a transmission rod, a rotary transmission rod, a transmission rod fixing device, a transmission cap and a toy egg, where the battery box is fixedly arranged on the shell, the battery box corresponds to the electric motor, the electric motor is fixedly connected to the transmission rod, and the transmission rod is movably connected to the rotary transmission rod; the electric motor drives the rotary transmission rod to operate by means of the transmission rod; the toy egg is arranged above the shell; and the transmission rod fixing device fixes the rotary transmission rod to the shell by means of the transmission cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Inventor: Wenxi Cai
  • Patent number: 11072501
    Abstract: A finishing system includes a workpiece carrier configured to hold a workpiece, and a plurality of work stations arranged in a row along an axis defining a process line, each of the plurality of work stations configured to receive the workpiece and treat the workpiece. A hoist runway, including fixed and movable rail sections, extends along the plurality of work stations of the process line. A hoist is movable along the hoist runway to traverse the plurality of work stations, the hoist coupled to the workpiece carrier to raise and lower the workpiece carrier and to move the workpiece carrier along the process line. A side transfer mechanism moves the movable rail section, with the hoist situated thereon, in a direction transverse to the axis so that the hoist is movable out of the process line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: SST Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Chad Martin Andreae
  • Patent number: 9631280
    Abstract: Provided is a method of manufacturing a palladium (Pd) thin film by using an electroless-plating method, the method including: manufacturing a reaction mixture by adding Pd salt and an alkaline pH regulator to an alcohol-water mixed solution; and forming a Pd thin film by loading and stirring the reaction mixture in a substrate. Accordingly, a Pd thin film having a surface enhancement Raman scattering (SERS) effect may be easily manufactured without having to use expensive additional equipment, such as a vacuum device, and in detail, electroless-plating may be performed even on an insulating substrate formed of, for example, glass. In addition, since a size of the Pd thin film manufactured on the substrate may be adjusted, the Pd thin film may be applied to various electrochemical products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventors: Kuan Soo Shin, Young Kwan Cho
  • Patent number: 9611548
    Abstract: A wafer rotating apparatus includes a base, a carrying device, a first shaft gear, a power unit, a roller, a second shaft gear and a driving assembly. The base has an accommodating space which the carrying device is disposed in to accommodate the wafer. The first shaft gear is disposed on a side surface of the base. The power unit is assembled to a top of the base and connected to the first shaft gear. The roller is located under the carrying device and supports an edge of the wafer. The second shaft gear is disposed on the side surface of the base and connected to the roller. The driving assembly is connected between the first shaft gear and the second shaft gear. The power unit provides a power through the first gear, the driving unit and the second shaft gear to drive the roller to rotate the wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: GlobalWafers Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuan-Hao Chang, Te-Hao Lee, Ying-Ru Shih, Wen-Ching Hsu
  • Patent number: 8932677
    Abstract: Liquid dispensing includes providing a downwardly inclined slide surface and a carrier liquid dispensing channel that includes an outlet opening on the slide surface. A carrier liquid source is pressurized causing carrier liquid to flow continuously through the outlet opening of the carrier liquid dispensing channel and down the slide surface. A liquid dispenser array structure is provided and includes functional liquid dispensers located on a substrate that is common to the functional liquid dispensers. The functional liquid dispensers include a functional liquid supply channel, a functional liquid source that provides functional liquid, and a drop formation device associated with an interface of the functional liquid supply channel and the slide surface. The drop formation device is selectively actuated to form discrete functional liquid drops in the carrier liquid flowing down the slide surface. The functional liquid is immiscible in the carrier liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Michael A. Marcus, Hrishikesh V. Panchawagh
  • Patent number: 8667927
    Abstract: There is described an apparatus (1) for coating a cylinder (C), in particular a wiping cylinder of an intaglio printing press, with a plastic composition comprising inter alia a blade mechanism (4) comprising a single substantially planar blade (40) with a straight edge (40a) extending along the full length of the cylinder to be coated and which is mounted rotatably about an axis parallel to the axis of rotation of the cylinder to be coated. The blade comprises, at its terminal end proximate to the cylinder, an inclined end portion (4a) having an inverted-V shape rising from the upper side of the blade, the top edge of the inclined end portion forming the straight edge of the blade. The blade is adapted to be rotated so that the straight edge of the blade undergoes an upward movement substantially tangential to the periphery of the cylinder in order to discontinue the application of the plastic composition onto the surface of the cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: KBA-Notasys SA
    Inventors: Didier Dupertuis, Andrea Ganini
  • Patent number: 8622020
    Abstract: An electroless plating system is provided. The system includes a first vacuum chuck supporting a first wafer and a second vacuum chuck supporting a second wafer such that a top surface of the second wafer is opposing a top surface of the first wafer. The system also includes a fluid delivery system configured to deliver a plating solution to the top surface of the first wafer, wherein in response to delivery of the plating solution, the top surface of the second wafer is brought proximate to the top surface of the first wafer so that the plating solution contacts both top surfaces. A method for applying an electroless plating solution to a substrate is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: William Thie, John M. Boyd, Yezdi Dordi, Fritz C. Redeker
  • Patent number: 8561780
    Abstract: The invention relates to an immersion treatment system, particularly an electrophoretic immersion coating system, comprising at least one immersion basin in a known manner that can be filled with a treatment fluid. A transport system guides the objects to be coated to the immersion basin, into the interior of the immersion basin, out of the immersion basin, and away therefrom. It comprises at least one transport car whereon a vertically displaceable carriage is disposed. A component defining a rotary axis is supported on the same, supporting a mounting device for the object to be treated. A motion sequence for the object can be achieved in said manner, comprising a superposition of a horizontal linear motion, a vertical linear motion, and a rotary motion about the rotary axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Eisenmann AG
    Inventors: Sebastian Albeck, Antonio Espinosa, Victor Gonzalez, Juergen Hanf, Joerg Robbin
  • Patent number: 8367163
    Abstract: An enamel flow coating process and apparatus is arranged as a four arm Ferris wheel like apparatus which is mounted over a bathtub like tank which holds enamel slip. Coils of steel tubing formed into heat exchangers are mounted to the arms of the wheel to rotate and to pivot. The wheel is rotated between four stations. In the first station, a coil is loaded onto the wheel. In a second station the coil is pivoted into the tank of enamel slip, where it is coated, and withdrawn by operation of a pivoting bracket. The coated coils are rotated through third and fourth stations where the coating solidifies, and the coated heat exchanger is removed, and replaced with an uncoated one in the first station. After leaving the wheel, the heat exchanger is fired and installed in a water storage tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Bock Water Heaters, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael B. Steinhafel, Mutubwa K. Kahite, Peter J. Davis, Mark L. Kallas, Randall E. Malson, Edward A. Goehring
  • Patent number: 8236705
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide methods and systems for depositing a viscous material on a substrate surface. In one embodiment, the invention provides a method of depositing a viscous material on a substrate surface, the method comprising: applying a pre-wet material to a surface of a substrate; depositing a viscous material atop the pre-wet material; rotating the substrate about an axis to spread the viscous material along the surface of the substrate toward a substrate edge; and depositing additional pre-wet material in a path along the surface and adjacent the spreading viscous material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nitin H. Parbhoo, Spyridon Skordas
  • Patent number: 8161903
    Abstract: A method of forming a water vapor barrier layer to a core of a golf ball is provided. The method includes placing the core of the golf ball into a vapor barrier composition, withdrawing the lifting device, and spinning and optionally oscillating the core within the composition for a time sufficient for the composition to form a layer on the core. The present invention also provides an apparatus that can be used to form a water vapor barrier layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Matthew F. Hogge, Christopher Cavallaro, Richard Foukes, Michael J. Sullivan, William E. Morgan, Kevin M. Harris
  • Patent number: 7749571
    Abstract: The invention relates to a coating device (10) comprising a coating tank (21) with an opening (22) and a coating roll (31), in which the roll (31) faces the opening (22). A further subject of the invention is a method for coating a substrate with a fluid comprising the steps of (i) supply of a substrate (40) and of a fluid, (ii) application of the fluid to the substrate (40) and (iii) shearing of the fluid by the substrate (40) set in motion in relation to the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Bostik Findley S.A.
    Inventor: Jean-Francois Chartrel
  • Patent number: 7703463
    Abstract: Pickling the inside and the outside of a hollow part that is in the form of a body of revolution, such as, in particular, a turbine wheel made of titanium alloy. The part is mounted with its axis of revolution in a horizontal orientation and it is partially immersed in a vessel filled with pickling composition while being caused to rotate about its axis of revolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Snecma
    Inventor: Patrick Dechard
  • Patent number: 7635500
    Abstract: A particle arrangement apparatus of the present invention includes a tank for holding a dispersion of particles, a rotating means for rotating the substrate inside the tank to dip the substrate into the dispersion and to remove the substrate from the dispersion, and a coating means for applying a liquid different from the dispersion to the surface of the substrate when the substrate is not in contact with the dispersion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2009
    Assignee: PanasonicCorporation
    Inventor: Tohru Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 6884334
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a containment chamber that is used for carrying out multiple processing steps such as depositing on, polishing, etching, modifying, rinsing, cleaning, and drying a surface on the workpiece. In one example of the present invention, the chamber is used to electro chemically mechanically deposit a conductive material on a semiconductor wafer. The same containment chamber can then be used to rinse and clean the same wafer. As a result, the present invention eliminates the need for separate processing stations for depositing the conductive material and cleaning the wafer. Thus, with the present invention, costs and physical space are reduced while providing an efficient apparatus and method for carrying out multiple processes on the wafer surface using a containment chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Assignee: ASM NuTool, Inc.
    Inventors: Konstantin Volodarsky, Boguslaw A. Nigorski, Rimma Volodarsky, Douglas W. Young, Cyprian Uzoh, Homayoun Talieh
  • Publication number: 20040202793
    Abstract: A dip-spin coating apparatus and method is described. A disk is partially immersed into a coating liquid and rotated while the disk is maintained in a substantially vertical plane. Once the disk is coated, the disk is removed from the coating liquid where excess material is spun off at a higher rotational speed while the disk is maintained in the vertical plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2003
    Publication date: October 14, 2004
    Inventors: Bruce M. Harper, Andrew Homola
  • Patent number: 6681692
    Abstract: A self-adjusting blade for engagement with a moving work surface, comprising a steel strip elongated in a first direction between first and second sides, said strip having an edge section along said first side for contact with said work surface, and said edge section being hardened to a hardness exceeding that of the remaining part of said strip. The self-adjusting blade is provided with a coating of a low wear resistance material covering substantially all of said edge section at least on the part thereof contacting the work surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2004
    Assignee: BTG Eclépens S.A.
    Inventors: Antoine Beran, Silvano Freti
  • Publication number: 20030164142
    Abstract: An electrical connection means 45 guides a DC voltage, which is generated in an ion sheath when a plasma is excited, to a first electrode 31 where a substrate W is placed. Hence, the DC voltage is applied to both the upper and lower surfaces of the substrate W, so the two surfaces of the substrate have the same potential. As a result, element breakdown, which occurs when a large potential difference occurs between the two surfaces of the substrate W, can be prevented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2002
    Publication date: September 4, 2003
    Inventor: Chischio Koshimizu
  • Publication number: 20030084842
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a pressure chamber scraper for application of a liquid medium onto a rotating drum, said pressure chamber scraper having an axially extending scraper head, that together with an axially extending dosing scraper touching the mantle surface of the drum and with a sealing scraper forms a chamber in the circumferential direction, in said chamber there is an axially extending displacement element to form a pressure compartment and an outlet compartment and leaving an application gap to the mantle surface of the drum, and the liquid medium for wetting of the mantle surface flows through said gap, wherein the medium is supplied through an inlet opening into the pressure compartment. According to the invention, it is proposed that the displacement element and scraper head have mutually facing contact surfaces which bound at least one gap between them which opens into the pressure compartment and connects it to the inlet opening, so that the medium can move into the pressure compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2002
    Publication date: May 8, 2003
    Inventors: Bernd Martens, Sadan Deral, Wolfram Szczepaniak, Nils Hansen
  • Publication number: 20030029378
    Abstract: A non-impact process and apparatus for coating printing cylinders with layers of a coating liquid, especially for coating flexographic printing sleeves with infrared sensitive layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2002
    Publication date: February 13, 2003
    Inventors: Udo Bode, Michael Zwilling
  • Patent number: 6458210
    Abstract: Apparatus for applying powder to objects, such as electric motor stators and permeable substrates. The apparatus includes a first chamber having upper and lower portions. A powder fluidizing bed is disposed at the lower portion and receives and fluidizes a bed of powder to form a powder cloud within the first chamber. An opening is disposed at the upper portion of the first chamber and directs at least one stream of the powder from the powder cloud out of the first chamber. An object holder is disposed above the opening and is configured to hold at least one of the objects at a position for intersecting the stream of powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2002
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: David J. Bellemare, John Donahue, Martin Fagan, Robert Vollono
  • Patent number: 6395086
    Abstract: An improved shield for preventing the contamination of a wafer back from resist is combined with process steps that further prevent this contamination. The shield is located where vortex like air currents could otherwise deposit the resist vapor on the wafer back. The shield has the general shape of a cylinder that is open at the top and closed at the bottom. The bottom provides an attachment to a conventional part of the wafer coater and also forms part of the shield. The sides are arranged to extend close to the wafer back at a radius just less than the radius of the wafer. In the improved process, the spindle of the wafer chuck is not rotated at more than 1200 revolutions per minute in any of the wafer spinning operations, and the conventional step of washing the wafer back with a solvent is performed only at the end of the other operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2002
    Assignee: Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Pte Ltd
    Inventor: Soon Ee Neoh
  • Publication number: 20020056646
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a containment chamber that is used for carrying out multiple processing steps such as depositing on, polishing, etching, modifying, rinsing, cleaning, and drying a surface on the workpiece. In one example of the present invention, the chamber is used to electro chemically mechanically deposit a conductive material on a semiconductor wafer. The same containment chamber can then be used to rinse and clean the same wafer. As a result, the present invention eliminates the need for separate processing stations for depositing the conductive material and cleaning the wafer. Thus, with the present invention, costs and physical space are reduced while providing an efficient apparatus and method for carrying out multiple processes on the wafer surface using a containment chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2002
    Publication date: May 16, 2002
    Inventors: Konstantin Volodarsky, Boguslaw A. Nigorski, Rimma Volodarsky, Douglas W. Young, Cyprian Uzoh, Homayoun Talieh
  • Patent number: 6273946
    Abstract: A used melt receptacle 40, a holder 60 for the alignment of crystalline substrates and a melt receptacle 20 are piled up in this order along a vertically extending central axis. A plurality of melt reservoirs 21a to 21d for different kinds of melts are disposed in the melt receptacle 20 concentrically about the central axis, while a plurality of used melt reservoirs are disposed in the used melt receptacle 40 in the same way. The supply of each melt from the corresponding melt reservoir 21a to 21d to the receiving cavity 63 of the holder 60 is changed by a cover 65, in which a melt supply hole 66 is formed, rotatable together with the holder 60. The melt used for crystal growth is discharged from the holder 60 to the used melt receptacle 40 through a cover 42 having used melt dropping holes 43a to 43d. Since the melt fills the receiving cavity 63 while partially remaining in the corresponding melt reservoir 21a to 21d, neither oxide films nor microcrystals are introduced into the receiving cavity 63.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2001
    Assignee: Nisshin Steel Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Kurata, Hajime Nakamura, Hiroshi Tomida
  • Patent number: 6231929
    Abstract: A slide coating apparatus for coating liquid with a first slide member having a first slide surface onto which a first liquid may flow, and a second slide member having a second slide surface over which the first liquid may flow, the first slide member being positioned relative to the second slide member to form a first slot through which the first liquid may flow before flowing over the second slide surface, the first slide surface being positioned relative to the second slide surface such that at least a portion of the first liquid flowing from the first slot may flow onto the first slide surface rather than to flow directly from the first slot over the second slide surface, the first slide surface having a low surface energy region positioned such that it may come in contact with the first liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2001
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Thomas M. Milbourn
  • Patent number: 6224940
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and device for manufacturing coated sleeves, whereby the sleeve is positioned vertically and held stationary, while a feed pipe is introduced from below, by vertical displacement, concentrically into the sleeve. Also from below, an excess of fluid is supplied under pressure, through the feed pipe. The fluid is allowed to emanate from an upper end outlet of the feed pipe and allowed to flow by gravity in the small gap which is formed between the feed pipe and the internal walls of the sleeve. The internal walls of the sleeve are thereby coated with the fluid, while at the same time, the coating of the outside of the sleeve is prevented. The invention also relates to a writing pen comprising a coated sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2001
    Assignee: ULF Karlsson
    Inventors: Ulf Karlsson, Sören Sjöholm
  • Patent number: 6010573
    Abstract: An apparatus for modifying an intravascular stent with endothelial cells and/or engineered endothelial cells which may have genetically altered DNA to minimize failure rates includes an external conductor sleeve, an insulating tube held therein, and a pair of insulated end caps, each detachably securable over each end of said insulating tube. Each insulated cap has a substantially centered aperture therethrough and a stent holder extending transversely therefrom to hold opposite ends of the stent therebetween. The insulated end caps and the insulating tube hold a solution containing the endothelial cells inside the insulating tube to surround exposed surfaces of the stent. An insulated internal conductor is received through the apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2000
    Assignee: Virginia Commonwealth University
    Inventor: Gary L. Bowlin
  • Patent number: 5951763
    Abstract: An apparatus for immersing lightweight articles such as computer discs in a violently agitating electroplating bath comprises an immersible carousel driven for rotation from both ends of the carousel by a single drive means. The carousel is supported on easily replaceable bushings and comprises a pair of spaced wheels and a plurality of article support dowels which are individually rotated about their own axes during rotation of the carousel, the roratable dowels extending between the carousel end wheels, and the dowels being readily removable from the wheels for replacement of the articles to be electroplated. A positive locking means is provided for holding the dowels in position on the spaced carousel wheels without the necessity of spacer rods on the support carousel and the attendant interference with rapid removal of dowels and articles supported on the dowels which is caused when spacer rods are present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1999
    Inventor: David J. Knox
  • Patent number: 5736189
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming a phosphor layer of a projection CCRT utilizes a sedimentation, in which phosphor particles forming a suspension are consistently precipitated and dried over the inner surface of a panel regardless of the particle sizes resulting in decreased porosity of the phosphor layer to improve brightness and resolution while reducing a working manufacturing time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1998
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Hyo Dae Bae
  • Patent number: 5725669
    Abstract: In a simple car body surface treatment device, the car body (16) is brought into and taken out of the treatment bath (1) exclusively by rotation of a revolving device (2). The car body (16) arranged on a loading carriage (11) is detachably connected to the revolving device (2). In addition, conveyors (12, 13, 17, 18) are provided for carrying the loading carriage (11) on to or away from the revolving device (2). The device is characterized by the conveyors (12, 13, 17, 18) being located outside of the treatment bath (1). The conveyors (17, 18) located in the area of rotation of the revolving device (2) may be moved out of and into this area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1998
    Assignee: ABB Flakt AB
    Inventor: Nobert Heckmann
  • Patent number: 5665163
    Abstract: A uniform film of coating is delivered onto a substrate at high speed by a film applicator, such as a coater apparatus for a papermaking machine, which has a static converging wedge, an adjustable converging wedge, and an extraction channel located between the two wedges. As a unit, the film applicator minimizes the hydrodynamic flow instabilities, as well as reduces flow variations associated with a nonuniform feed and a dynamic contact line. The film applicator also removes entrained air and excess coating from the application zone in order to improve the flow stability and machine runnability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1997
    Assignee: Beloit Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfred C. Li, Rex A. Becker, Leroy H. Busker
  • Patent number: 5651822
    Abstract: In order to create a simple car body surface treatment device, a car body is introduced into and removed again from the treatment bath (11) simply by being rotated by a rotating device (2), at the same time as another car body is pushed onto and secured to said rotating device or conveyed past said device. The car body is fixed to a loading carriage (5) and is pushed by means of some driven rotary rollers (3a) onto the rotating device (2). By means of fastening devices (4a, 4b) the loading carriage (5) is detachably secured to the car body on the rotating device (2). By rotating through around an axis of rotation (7), the rotating device (2) dips together with the car body over its tail or front side into the treatment bath (11). While one car body is submerged, another loading carriage (5) together with the car body fastened thereon may be conveyed by the driven rotary rollers (3b) past the rotating device (2) for subsequent treatment, over the top surface of the rotating device (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 29, 1997
    Assignee: ABB Flakt AB
    Inventor: Norbert Heckmann
  • Patent number: 5573625
    Abstract: A cured rubber tire has adhered thereto a layer of heated and mixed, productive urethane composition fluid sidewall material which has been flowed from a nozzle into a groove in the sidewall of a shaped tire. The tire is rotated under the nozzle a distance equal to the circumferential length of the groove so that the ends of the layer may be joined after which the flow of productive urethane composition sidewall material is terminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1996
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: John A. Lovell, Charles L. Makinson, Charles J. Pearson, Robert K. Rossi, David A. Du Vernay
  • Patent number: 5560958
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for sequentially coating fluorescent lamps with a protective coating. The lamps are advanced continuously through coating apparatus which prepares the surfaces of the lamps for coating, then dips the lamps in a bath of liquid coating material, and subsequently cures the liquid coating material. The lamps may be labeled prior to coating, such that the coating provides tamper resistance for the labeling, in addition to containment of shattered glass and lamp contents in the event of breakage of the lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1996
    Assignee: Trojan, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward F. Duzyk, Wallace E. Fizer
  • Patent number: 5458917
    Abstract: In a continuous surface treating method and apparatus with an inline centrifugal separator, an object to be treated is contained in a basket and hung from a hanger of an overhead type and a series of surface treatments of the object is carried out by using a continuous conveyer of a power and free type. By using a hanger attach-detach conveyer, the object is moved from a main conveyer to a sub-conveyer and an excessive treating liquid attached to the object in a previous process is separated by using the centrifugal separator. Then, the object is returned from the sub-conveyer to the main conveyer to perform a next process. The surface treating apparatus includes the rotatable basket for containing the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 17, 1995
    Assignees: Showa Aluminum Corporation, Nippon Paint Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Motohashi, Masahiro Kojima, Fujio Mikami, Kiyotada Yasuhara, Kageki Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 5417181
    Abstract: A coating device bears against support roll via runners or guide members which are arranged on the two sides of the housing of the coating device. The coating device is displaceable along guides and is forced by a pressure force against the support roll. Each of the runners or guide members is finished with a reduced-friction coating and is preferably rotatably articulated via a pivot to the housing of the coating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1995
    Assignee: Hoechst Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Hermann Idstein, Guenter Hultzsch, Dieter Toepfer
  • Patent number: 5395446
    Abstract: A semiconductor treatment apparatus has a gas-phase decomposing device for decomposing a gas-phase on a surface of a semiconductor substrate, a substrate supporting device for supporting the substrate, and a substrate transfer device for transferring the substrate between the gas-phase decomposing device and the substrate supporting device. The apparatus further has a liquid-drop applicator for applying a liquid-drop on the surface of the substrate supported by the substrate supporting device, with the liquid-drop being brought into contact with the surface of the substrate, and a liquid-drop preserving device for preserving the liquid-drop that has been applied to the surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 7, 1995
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Mokuji Kageyama, Kiyoshi Yoshikawa, Ayako Shimazaki
  • Patent number: 5318804
    Abstract: In a coater for applying a liquid onto a surface of a moving object, the coater includes a front edge surface, a back edge surface and a slit, wherein the back edge surface has an entrance edge from which the coating liquid is introduced into a gap between the back edge surface and the surface of the object and an exit edge from which the extruded coating liquid leaves the gap with the movement of the object. The back edge surface further is arranged in relation to the object so as to satisfy following two formulas; 1.0 mm.ltoreq.L.ltoreq.30 mm and 1.8.ltoreq.h/h.sub.0 .ltoreq.3 where L is a length of a contour of the back edge surface projected on the surface of the object between the entrance edge and the exit edge; h is a gap distance at the entrance edge; and h is a gap distance at the exit edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1994
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventor: Makoto Yoshida
  • Patent number: 5294257
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for spin coating a substrate with a liquid material which prevents the material from contacting the edge or backside of the substrate or forming an edge bead at the periphery of the substrate is disclosed. A spin chuck is equipped with a conformable elastomer which seals the edge of the substrate and forms a continuous surface with a planar surface of the substrate for the liquid material to flow off the substrate unimpeded during the spin coating process. As the elastomer is resilient, small variations in substrate size and shape are automatically compensated. None of the substrate area is lost to masking and/or removal processes as in the prior art, allowing the entire substrate area to be available for further processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 15, 1994
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Howard L. Kelly, Hans-George H. Kolan, James M. Leas, Teruhiro Nakasogi
  • Patent number: 5183691
    Abstract: There is disclosed a head for use in an apparatus for coating a sheet member which comprises a first body portion, securable at a predetermined spacing from the surface to be coated, a coating blade securable to the first body portion and projecting towards said surface to be coated and a second body portion which is resiliently mounted with respect to the first body portion and which, in use, defines with the sheet material with which it is in contact and with the blade, a coating pool which is fed by a coating reservoir and from which the coating composition is applied to the sheet material. Also disclosed is an apparatus including the head and a method of coating a sheet material with the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1993
    Assignee: ECC International Limited
    Inventors: Morgan V. Hassell, Frederick J. Stephens, Ernest J. Edwards
  • Patent number: 5120410
    Abstract: An electrocoating machine for easy-open can ends has an electrocoating wheel rotatable about a horizontal axis and partially submersed in a bath of electrocoating solution. The electrocoating wheel carries ends into and through the bath. A transfer turret and elevator convey coated ends from the electrocoating wheel to a rinse wheel. The rinse wheel surrounds the electrocoating wheel and is mounted for rotation about a vertical axis. The rinse wheel is disposed in a tub which contains a plurality of nozzles for spraying rinse solution on the ends carried by the rinse wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1992
    Assignee: Service Tool Die & Mfg. Company
    Inventor: Frank J. Herdzina, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5059453
    Abstract: Method for coating the inside surface of an elongated metal tubular body which includes placing a plurality of elongated pieces of coating metal into the bore of the tubular body in alignment with the axis thereof, to provide a constant amount of coating metal along the length of the bore. The coating metal melts below the melting point of the tubular body. The bore is freed of oxygen by evacuation or by purging with inert gas. The tubular body and the elongated pieces of coating metal within the bore are then rotated at a high rotational speed sufficient to distribute the elongated pieces against the bore surface while maintaining the constant amount of coating metal along the length of the bore. The rotating tubular body is then heated sufficiently to melt the coating metal pieces and insufficiently to melt the tubular body. Melted coating metal is spread about the bore surface by means of the centrifugal force imposed upon the melted coating metal by the continued rotation of the tubular body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1991
    Assignee: Inductametals Corporation
    Inventor: Philip Bernsten, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5015505
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for imparting a decorative strip onto the sidewall of a cured tire. The tire is sealed between a pair of chucks and inflated. The sidewall portion of the tire to be decorated is maintained in a flat horizontal posture by the chucks and the inflation pressure. The tire is then rotated while a gun, having a nib is contact with the tire sidewall, dispenses a paint directly onto the tire. A heating element for curing or partially curing the paint is maintained in juxtaposition to the sidewall for heating the paint strip as it passes thereunder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1991
    Assignee: Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc.
    Inventor: James F. Cetnar
  • Patent number: 4995331
    Abstract: An apparatus for glazing an article of earthenware or porcelain such as e.g. a plate or the like includes a capstan with a plurality of arms each supporting a workpiece holder for at least one glaze vessel which is rotatable about its axis and tiltable relative to the supporting arm. Before being fed to a glazing station, the article is accurately aligned and imprinted with a mark. A suction unit transfers the article from the centering station to the glaze vessel which is rotated and tilted so as to dip the article in a glaze mass. After surface drying the glaze on the article by initially holding it vertically and then horizontally, the article is transported to a transfer station for placement on a spongy belt which removes excess amount of glaze from the bottom area of the article. The glaze vessel, after being cleared by removing the plate, is refilled with fresh glaze mass in a charging station which is arranged prior to the glazing station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 26, 1991
    Assignee: Michael GmbH Voit
    Inventor: Karl Voit
  • Patent number: 4911818
    Abstract: The present invention is for an apparatus and method of batch type surface treatment on a car body. The car body is rolled in the bath about the horizontal and longitudinal axis of the car body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 27, 1990
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Uhee Kikuchi, Tadashi Takeo, Kiyohiro Ichinose, Goro Uchida, Hirofumi Hara, Hiroshi Arai
  • Patent number: 4851263
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for applying molten wax to one face of a wafer is disclosed. A container having an upwardly facing opening contains the molten wax. The wafer is held substantially horizontally above the opening of the container, with one face of the wafer facing downwardly toward the opening of the container. At least one of the container and the wafer is moved toward the other to bring the opening of the container and underside of the wafer into contact with each other to thereby apply a predetermined amount of molten wax within the container to the underside of the wafer. Preferably, the container is filled with the molten wax such that the molten wax stands up, under surface tension, above a peripheral edge of the opening of the container. Preferably, the wafer is spinned around its central axis in a high speed so that the molten wax applied at the central portion thereof is spread on the entire surface of the wafer and that the extra wax is scattered out of the wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1989
    Assignees: Mitsubishi Kinzoku Kabushiki Kaisha, Japan Silicon Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiichi Ishii, Yukio Tsutsumi, Kazunori Saeki, Mitsuji Koyama
  • Patent number: 4840138
    Abstract: A sealant supply system for a sealant applying machine having a plurality of rotatable sealant applying head devices rotatable about a central axis of rotation and comprising support means for supporting the system on the machine; a rotatable sealant supply chamber means mounted on the support means for holding a supply of sealant material and having a bottom wall portion, a side wall portion, and an upper wall portion; coupling passage means in a lower portion of the chamber means for connection to the sealant applying head means to supply sealant thereto; a spindle means mounted on the upper wall portion of the chamber means for enabling rotation of the chamber means; a first central passage means in the spindle means enabling supply of air and sealant to the chamber means; bearing journal means and bearing means on an outer wall portion of the spindle means for rotatably supporting the spindle means; a non-rotatable housing means for receiving and rotatably supporting the bearing means and the spindle mean
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 20, 1989
    Assignee: Preferred Machining Corporation
    Inventor: James S. Stirbis
  • Patent number: 4821675
    Abstract: A color filter dyeing apparatus for dyeing a color filter formed on a substrate comprises a chuck for holding the substrate on which the color filter is mounted, a dyeing solution receptacle in intimate engagement, by means of a sealing member, with the chuck or the substrate, and forming a container for containing the color filter therein, an inlet for supplying the dyeing solution into the container, and means for discharging the dyeing solution from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1989
    Assignee: Maeda & Associates
    Inventors: Masahiko Ikeno, Hideo Saeki
  • Patent number: 4773354
    Abstract: An apparatus for dispensing high viscosity paste materials onto a seal edge includes a conditioning chamber which permits the build up of a back pressure to aid the exit of the paste from the outlet orifice of the chamber. An auger which dispenses the paste from a hopper to the seal edge has a unique thread pitch to also aid in the dispensing of high viscosity paste to the seal edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1988
    Assignee: RCA Licensing Corporation
    Inventor: Leonard P. Wilbur