With Pump Or Nongravity Discharge Against Work Patents (Class 118/410)
  • Patent number: 11993704
    Abstract: An insulating medium rubber film and a production method thereof, and a multi-layer printed-circuit board. The insulating medium rubber film includes a release film and an insulating medium layer arranged on the surface of the release film, where materials of the insulating medium layer include saturated polyester resin, amino resin or blocked isocyanate, epoxy resin, a curing agent, inorganic filler and a curing accelerator. According to the insulating medium rubber film and the production method thereof and the multi-layer printed-circuit board, by introducing the saturated polyester resin component into an epoxy resin composition, the produced insulating medium rubber film has the advantages that a dielectric constant is low, a dielectric dissipation factor is low, thermal expansion is not liable to happen, and adhesion is good.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: SHENZHEN NEWFILMS NEW MATERIAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Yueshan He, Fei Liu, Qiong He
  • Patent number: 11964295
    Abstract: A girth weld coating machine has an application head rotatable about a pipeline. A reservoir of coating material is carried on the application head and progressively dispenses coating material on to the girth weld. The coating material is applied to the pipe surface by a roller to spread and distribute the coating over the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Automatic Coating Limited
    Inventor: Brad Bamford
  • Patent number: 11930339
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a nano membrane. The nano membrane includes an insulating layer having a thickness corresponding to a diameter of each of metal nanowires and configured to contain the metal nanowires therein, and the metal nanowires arranged to cross and having portions of side surfaces which protrude from one surface of the insulating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: UNIST(ULSAN NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
    Inventors: Hyunhyub Ko, Saewon Kang, Seungse Cho
  • Patent number: 11912969
    Abstract: A transparent specimen slide on which the range and the magnitude of the near-surface electrostatic forces can be influenced and set during a process of producing the specimen slide. The specimen slide has a surface on the supporting side and a surface facing away from the supporting side and at least three layers: an electrically insulating first layer, a silicon-containing second layer arranged on the first layer, and an electrically insulating third layer arranged on the second layer. An interface is formed between the first and second layers and between the second and third layers with a first surface charge density. The interface between the second and third layers has a second surface charge density. The first and second surface charge densities have the same or different signs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM DRESDEN—ROSSENDORF E.V.
    Inventors: Heidemarie Schmidt, Ilona Skorupa, Katarzyna Wiesenhütter, Lars Rebohle
  • Patent number: 11850626
    Abstract: A die for coating an insulating liquid may include a die body configured to be positioned on a current collector with a certain space and discharge an insulating liquid; and a discharge portion configured to be formed on one surface where the insulating liquid of the die body is discharged, and form a discharge path and a discharge port where the insulating liquid is discharged, wherein the discharge portion includes a first discharge portion positioned at a front region side of a coating direction of the insulating liquid, and a second discharge portion positioned at a rear region side of the coating direction of the insulating liquid, an insulating liquid discharge path is formed between the first discharge portion and the second discharge portion, and an insulating liquid discharge port is formed between an end of the first discharge portion and an end of the second discharge portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Inventors: Chang Hun Lee, Seong Wook Hong, Dong Hun Song, Byoung Hoon Ahn, Chae Gyu Lee, Sang Hoon Choy, Shin Wook Jeon
  • Patent number: 11779951
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a coating device for edge-coating a panel with a coating medium, the device comprising at least one medium line, for guiding a coating medium, which comprises an inlet and an outlet, wherein the medium line comprises a recess for introducing a panel into a coating-medium stream, and wherein the medium line and the recess are designed such that the coating medium can be applied to the edge of the panel by means of suction in the flow direction of the medium. The present disclosure also relates to a coating system for edge-coating a panel with a coating medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Akzenta Paneele + Profile GMBH
    Inventor: Yavuz Madanoglu
  • Patent number: 11779953
    Abstract: A slot die for manufacturing a rechargeable battery electrode includes a first block with a chamber to accommodate an active material slurry, a second block facing and attached to the first block, a shim between the first and second blocks and including facing end portions, and a slot between the first and second blocks, and between the facing end portions, the slot including a first side defined by the first block, and a second side defined by the second block and facing the first side. Each of the end portions of the shim includes a width adjuster protruding to a second reference point from a first reference point in a width direction by a first adjusting width, extending to a third reference point from the second reference point at a first angle with respect to a discharging direction, and having a first adjusting length in the discharging direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignees: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., KOREA UNIVERSITY Research and Business Foundation
    Inventors: Won-Gi Ahn, Yongho Kim, Jin Seok Park, Juhye Bae, Hyeri Eom, Min-young Jeong, Hyun Wook Jung
  • Patent number: 11771200
    Abstract: Process for manufacturing an applicator (3) comprising a loading/application part (4), with the succession of steps a/ a mould is provided, b/ thermoplastic elastomer material (M) with a hardness before injection of between 5 Shore A and 70 Shore A and inert gas (G) suitable for a physical foaming process are provided, c/ they are mixed, d/ the mixture is injection-moulded in the mould, e/ after the thermoplastic elastomer material has cooled and physical foaming thereof has been carried out, the filler/application part (4) which has an inner structure (11) with closed cells (11a) and a microporous surface structure (12) is removed, and with the absence of a step of depositing on the microporous surface structure (12) a flock or flock adhesion material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: TEXEN
    Inventors: William Gauttier, Ludovic Anceau
  • Patent number: 11764345
    Abstract: Disclosed is a coating apparatus for producing an electrode, which has a reduced defect rate in the coating process. The coating apparatus includes a die unit having an inlet through which the electrode slurry is introduced and an inner space for accommodating the introduced electrode slurry; a shim unit mounted in the die unit and configured to form an outlet together with the die unit so that the electrode slurry is discharged therethrough; and a cover member configured to surround an outer surface of the die unit and the shim unit so that the electrode slurry is not leaked at the outer surface, except for the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Inventors: Woo-Ha Kim, In-Seong Kim, Il-Jae Moon, Byoung-Hoon Ahn, Jung-Min Yang, Sang-Hoon Choy
  • Patent number: 11752659
    Abstract: A wood treatment device may include a container and a closure assembly. The container may include an elongate body with an open end and having an internal expanse for holding a wood-treatment agent in fluid communication with the open end. The closure assembly may be configured, when positioned at the container open end, to close at least partially the open end. The closure assembly may include a release unit having an inner face exposed to the internal expanse and an outer face facing away from the internal expanse. The release unit may be configured to impede passage of the wood-treatment agent through the release unit. In some examples, an adapter may extending distally of the container and have an exposed surface facing the container and defining an opening configured to allow a foot of a manipulation tool to be moved through the opening and pivoted laterally to engage the adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: SmartFume Co.
    Inventors: Guy Helsing, Michael Peterschmidt
  • Patent number: 11724266
    Abstract: An applicator system for applying a material to a substrate is disclosed, the applicator system having a nozzle assembly (28) that includes a nozzle having a nozzle head (108). The nozzle assembly (28) also includes a baffle plate (101) including a cutout (144) that extends through the baffle plate (101), where the baffle plate (101) is received by the nozzle head (108) such that the nozzle head (108) and the baffle plate (101) define a cavity. The nozzle assembly (28) further includes a cover plate (102) attached to the nozzle head (108) such that the cover plate (102) secures the baffle plate (101) within the nozzle head (128), where an outlet passage is defined between the baffle plate (101) and the cover plate (102), the outlet passage being fluidly connected to the cavity through the cutout (144) of the baffle plate (101).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Qiu, Luo Haiyan
  • Patent number: 11691385
    Abstract: A fibrous structure comprising first and second plies. The first ply comprises a first textured substrate comprising a first side comprising first discrete regions and a first continuous region extending between the first discrete regions, each first discrete region comprising an outer section and sidewall sections extending outwardly from the adjacent first continuous region to the outer section; a second side comprising first discrete portions corresponding to the first discrete regions and a first continuous portion corresponding to the first continuous region; and first polymer particles deposited on at least one of the first side or the second side. When the first polymer particles are deposited on the first side, the first polymer particles are substantially deposited on the outer sections of the first discrete regions and do not extend to the adjacent first continuous region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kathryn Christian Kien, Michael Leslie Groombridge, Denis Alfred Gonzales, Michael McDonnell
  • Patent number: 11642858
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus are disclosed for controlling a flow of a material through a vehicle component. In some embodiments, the methods include determining a first plurality of dimensions and a second plurality of dimensions associated with a flow medium based on one or more flow properties of the vehicle component, the flow medium including a plurality of baffle layers and a plurality of spacers. The methods may further include generating at least one baffle layer based on the first plurality of dimensions, and generating at least some of the plurality of spacers based on the second plurality of dimensions, the plurality of spacers being positioned on top of the at least one baffle layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Ashleigh R. Nesbit
  • Patent number: 11623238
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention provides a coating method, a coating bar head and a coating apparatus which enables coating in which changes in coating film thickness is less likely to occur, even when performing meniscus coating at a high speed. This coating method is a coating method including: supplying a coating liquid between a coating bar head and a substrate to form a meniscus; and moving the substrate, wherein a cross section of the coating surface of the bar head in the direction of coating, is a convex curve, and has bending points at both ends of the curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA ENERGY SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuyuki Naito, Naomi Shida, Mitsunaga Saito, Yutaka Saita
  • Patent number: 11491727
    Abstract: A device for producing a skin care pack using hydrogel and a control method of the device are disclosed. The device includes a housing which is provided with a door for selectively opening and closing a work space for forming a skin care pack, and which maintains a forming temperature required for producing the skin care pack; a platform having a base supported on a floor plate of the work space of the housing; a former including one or more nozzle modules which are provided to be movable in the work space, and each of which includes a pump for receiving a heated hydrogel and then discharging it onto the platform through a nozzle, and includes a cooling device for cooling a pump motor of the pump; and a control unit for controlling the discharge of the hydrogel from the nozzle modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Amorepacific Corporation
    Inventors: Jeong Eun Seo, Ji Hoon Kim, Sung Won Yi, Seung Hoon Park, Keun Sik Choi
  • Patent number: 11472095
    Abstract: In a filament winding apparatus, a supplying device supplies fiber bundles to a surface of a core material. A moving part is movable relative to the core material, and rotatable around a rotational axis extending in a vertical direction. A small diameter aligning guide part is placed at the moving part and has an opening portion through which the core material can pass. The small diameter aligning guide part guides fiber bundles to an outer peripheral surface of the core material such that the fiber bundles are arranged side by side in a circumferential direction of the core material. The tightening fiber bobbin supporting part is placed at the moving part and rotates around a center of the opening portion. A winding guide rotates with the tightening fiber bobbin supporting part and guides a tightening fiber bundle drawn from a tightening fiber bobbin toward the surface of the core material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Murata Machinery, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shu Ikezaki, Motohiro Tanigawa, Tadashi Uozumi, Masatsugu Goyude, Shota Miyaji, Hirotaka Wada, Takahiro Miura, Makoto Tanaka, Daigoro Nakamura, Tetsuya Matsuura
  • Patent number: 11426915
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for die coating a moving substrate with a high viscosity material such as a polymer. The method includes heating and mixing ingredients to form a homogenous mixture, pumping the mixture around a circulation loop with a first pump, maintaining a predetermined pressure of the mixture within the circulation loop, drawing mixture from the circulation loop with a second pump, delivering the mixture using the second pump to an extrusion die adjacent the moving substrate to coat the substrate, and controlling the second pump as a function of at least the speed of the moving substrate to maintain predetermined characteristics of the coating mixture applied to the moving substrate. An apparatus for carrying out the method also is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: BMIC LLC
    Inventor: James A. Svec
  • Patent number: 11305311
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a coating method for suppressing variations in a coating amount, a coating apparatus and a method for manufacturing a component. A coating method is employed, which includes: discharging a coating needle adhering to an adhesive from a nozzle; separating the adhesive into the tip of the coating needle and the nozzle; and adhering the adhesive to a first member. A coating apparatus is employed, which includes: a nozzle which holds the adhesive; a coating needle which is discharged from the nozzle in a state where the adhesive is adhered to the tip; and a control unit which controls moving speed of the coating needle to separate the adhesive into the tip of the coating needle and the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsumi Itou, Hiroshi Ebihara
  • Patent number: 11292016
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying a first fluid to an advancing substrate comprising a nozzle body made, at least in part, using an additive manufacturing method. The nozzle body comprises a fluid orifice for receiving the first fluid; a conduit in fluid communication with the fluid orifice for receiving the first fluid received by the fluid orifice; a passageway in fluid communication with the conduit for receiving the first fluid received by the conduit; and a slot in fluid communication with the passageway for applying the first fluid to the advancing substrate. A method for making an apparatus comprising a nozzle body is also provided, comprising: sequentially forming, from at least one material using an additive manufacturing method, a plurality of layers in a configured pattern corresponding to a shape of at least one of an upper nozzle assembly member or of a lower nozzle assembly member of the nozzle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Uwe Schneider, Klaus Eimann, Agnieszka Zuzanna Ries, Ricky Reynaldo Yanez, Jr., Dirk Manfred Georg Esser
  • Patent number: 11220737
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosed subject matter provide methods and systems including a nozzle, a source of material to be deposited on a substrate in fluid communication with the nozzle, a delivery gas source in fluid communication with the source of material to be deposited with the nozzle, an exhaust channel disposed adjacent to the nozzle, a confinement gas source in fluid communication with the nozzle and the exhaust channel, and disposed adjacent to the exhaust channel, and an actuator to adjust a fly height separation between a deposition nozzle aperture of the nozzle and a deposition target. The adjustment of the fly height separation may stop and/or start the deposition of the material from the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Universal Display Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory McGraw, William E. Quinn, Matthew King, Elliot H. Hartford, Jr., Siddharth Harikrishna Mohan, Benjamin Swedlove, Gregg Kottas
  • Patent number: 11167365
    Abstract: The present application provides an automatic solder paste addition apparatus and system for a solder paste printer, the apparatus comprising: a push rod, a pressure plate, a support plate, a movable plate and a working platform; the pressure plate moves up and down as the push rod moves up and down, the support plate is fixed in relation to movement of the push rod, an outer side of the movable plate is disposed on the support plate so as to be capable of sliding up and down, the pressure plate is disposed on an inner side of the movable plate so as to be capable of sliding up and down, and the working platform is fixed to the movable plate and used for bearing a solder paste tub, wherein a lower one-way locking mechanism is provided between the movable plate and the support plate, the lower one-way locking mechanism being configured to lock the movable plate when the movable plate is in the working position, so that the movable plate cannot move downward; and wherein an upper locking mechanism is provided b
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Ning Yang
  • Patent number: 11140937
    Abstract: An apparatus for the application of resin material along crease line of one or more garments simultaneously by providing means which allow at least first and second cartridges containing the resin material to be mounted in a spaced relationship so as to allow resin from each of the cartridges to be dispensed simultaneously. The resin can be applied in substantially less time than conventional systems which only use one cartridge at a time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Supercrease Limited
    Inventors: Shaun Carter, Kenneth Houlbrook
  • Patent number: 11127936
    Abstract: Disclosed is a coating apparatus for producing an electrode, which has a reduced defect rate in the coating process. The coating apparatus includes a die unit having an inlet through which the electrode slurry is introduced and an inner space for accommodating the introduced electrode slurry; a shim unit mounted in the die unit and configured to form an outlet together with the die unit so that the electrode slurry is discharged therethrough; and a cover member configured to surround an outer surface of the die unit and the shim unit so that the electrode slurry is not leaked at the outer surface, except for the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventors: Woo-Ha Kim, In-Seong Kim, Il-Jae Moon, Byoung-Hoon Ahn, Jung-Min Yang, Sang-Hoon Choy
  • Patent number: 11104169
    Abstract: Methods of printing a three-dimensional object, layer by layer are provided. Layers are formed by a bulk inner region which may be formed by depositing a transparent material, a white material, a colored material or a combination thereof, and a color outline which includes voxels formed by depositing a colored building material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: STRATASYS LTD.
    Inventor: Eliahu M. Kritchman
  • Patent number: 11071997
    Abstract: A device for applying a flowable substance to at least one substrate includes an applicator nozzle in the form of a slotted nozzle which has a stationary nozzle body with an inlet opening, a flow duct, and a nozzle slot, wherein the flowable substance is delivered through the applicator nozzle and passes from the inlet opening into the flow duct and from there to the nozzle slot, and is discharged through an outlet opening of the nozzle slot that is arranged in an outer region of the nozzle body, wherein the applicator nozzle further has a slide valve movable relative to the nozzle body in the longitudinal extent of the outlet opening and contacts the outer region of the nozzle body for modifying the covering of the outlet opening. The longitudinal extent of the flow duct is at least as great as the longitudinal extent of the nozzle slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: ROBATECH AG
    Inventors: Micha Schären, Claudio Hofer, Thomas Burger
  • Patent number: 11072846
    Abstract: A method for hot-dip coating of a steel strip running in a bath of liquid metal such as zinc, or metal alloy contained in a pan is provided. Dross which are formed during the coating and float at the surface of the bath are moved away from the surface of the strip by at least one inductor. Each inductor produces a sliding electromagnetic field oriented along a given direction and generates a magnetomotive force, and the magnetomotive forces displaced the dross towards a container intended to collect them and/or towards an area of the surface of the bath from which they are discharged. For at least one of the inductors, the direction of the respective sliding electromagnetic field is reversed intermittently so as to modify the flows of the dross inside the pan. A hot dip coating facility is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: ARCELORMITTAL
    Inventors: Marc Anderhuber, Alain Daubigny
  • Patent number: 11071996
    Abstract: A liquid material discharge device (20) has a nozzle member (35) provided with a discharge opening (33) through which a liquid material is discharged, a switching valve (51) in communication with the nozzle member, and a discharge controller. The discharge device further includes a pressurization section (60) having a pressurization passage (62) through which the liquid material under pressurization is supplied to the switching valve, and a negative pressure section (70) including a shunt passage (72) where a pressure can be set to be relatively lower than that in the pressurization passage. The switching valve is changed over between a first position at which the discharge opening communicates with the pressurization passage and the discharge opening is cut off from the shunt passage, and a second position where the discharge opening is communicated with the shunt passage and the discharge opening is cut off from the pressurization passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: MUSASHI ENGINEERING, INC.
    Inventor: Kazumasa Ikushima
  • Patent number: 11050046
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electrode slurry coating apparatus comprising a lower die applying electrode slurry on a collector, an intermediate die, an upper die, a first discharge part primarily applying the electrode slurry on the collector to form a first coating layer; an intermediate pressing part pressing the first coating layer to adjust a thickness of the first coating layer; a second discharge part secondarily applying the electrode slurry on a surface of the first coating layer to form a second coating layer; and an upper pressing part pressing the first coating layer and the second coating layer, which are stacked, at the same time to adjust a thickness of each of the first coating layer and the second coating layer, wherein the first discharge part has a width less than that of the second discharge part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventors: Taek Soo Lee, Cheol Woo Kim, Sang Hoon Choy
  • Patent number: 10858729
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosed subject matter provide methods and systems including a nozzle, a source of material to be deposited on a substrate in fluid communication with the nozzle, a delivery gas source in fluid communication with the source of material to be deposited with the nozzle, an exhaust channel disposed adjacent to the nozzle, a confinement gas source in fluid communication with the nozzle and the exhaust channel, and disposed adjacent to the exhaust channel, and an actuator to adjust a fly height separation between a deposition nozzle aperture of the nozzle and a deposition target. The adjustment of the fly height separation may stop and/or start the deposition of the material from the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Universal Display Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory McGraw, William E. Quinn, Matthew King, Elliot H. Hartford, Jr., Siddharth Harikrishna Mohan, Benjamin Swedlove, Gregg Kottas
  • Patent number: 10610881
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a slot die coating apparatus. A slot die coating apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention includes: a slot die configured to perform a coating process by applying ink to a substrate; an image capturing unit disposed adjacent to the slot die and configured to capture a state of the slot die and a state of ink applied to the substrate during the coating process; and a control unit configured to compare an image captured by the image capturing unit with a reference image and control an operation of the slot die and a transfer of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: SUNG AN MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong Kwon Choi, Ok Jin Kim, Dong Hoon Kim, Jang Hwan Lee, Young Min Lee, Young Jin Kim, Tae Su Chun
  • Patent number: 10610943
    Abstract: There is provided a flux applying method using a flux applying apparatus configured to jet and apply a flux to a target. The flux is supplied to a nozzle of the flux applying apparatus. A gas is applied to a foaming pipe with a porous filter included in the nozzle. The gas is jetted from the porous filter of the foaming pipe to the flux supplied to the nozzle, thereby jetting foamed flux to the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU TEN LIMITED
    Inventors: Hisaki Hayashi, Yasuyuki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10537912
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and to a module (I) for applying a viscous medium (19), in particular an adhesive or lacquer, to a surface (16) wherein the module (I) comprises a reservoir (2) that can be fed with the viscous medium (19), wherein the outer surface (4) of the module (I) comprises an outlet region (5) for the viscous medium (19), wherein the module (I) comprises at least one nozzle channel (6) which fluidly connects the reservoir (2) to the outlet region (5), wherein a smallest diameter (dmin) of the at least one nozzle channel (6) is smaller than 0.8 mm and wherein the module (I) does not comprise any movable parts for closing the at least one nozzle channel (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Heinrich Kordy, Lars Pospiech, Manfred Peschka
  • Patent number: 10496582
    Abstract: An Integrated Circuit (IC) includes two or more subsystem circuits, a multiplexed bus, a multiplexer/de-multiplexer (MUX/DEMUX) and a logic circuit. The subsystems are independent of one another and are configured to communicate data over multiple General-Purpose Input-Output (GPIO) ports. The multiplexed bus is configured to communicate with circuitry external to the IC. The MUX/DEMUX is configured to translate between the data communicated by the subsystem circuits over the multiple GPIO ports and the multiplexed bus. The logic circuit is independent of the subsystem circuits and is configured to allocate resources of the MUX/DEMUX among the subsystem circuits in response to requests received from the subsystem circuits, and to configure the MUX/DEMUX to provide the allocated resources to the subsystem circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: MELLANOX TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuval Itkin, Yaniv Strassberg
  • Patent number: 10399112
    Abstract: A device for intermittent coating of a substrate moving in a transport direction relative to the device includes a nozzle body comprising two nozzle jaws; an insertion film having a cut-out provided between the two nozzle jaws, wherein the cut-out in the insertion film forms a nozzle slot within the nozzle body, wherein the nozzle slot extends transversely to the transport direction of the substrate and in parallel with the substrate, and wherein the nozzle slot ends in an outlet gap; and a supply channel, wherein the outlet gap is in flow connection with the supply channel via the nozzle slot. A first of the two nozzle jaws is provided with at least two openings which lead into the nozzle slot in series between the supply channel and the outlet gap and which are closed in a fluid-tight manner toward the nozzle slot by at least two elastically deformable elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
    Inventors: Philip Scharfer, Marcel Schmitt, Wilhelm Schabel, Ralf Diehm
  • Patent number: 10399328
    Abstract: A device for printing silicon sealant, including a coating device, a horizontal coating stage, and an elevating device, wherein: the elevating device is connected with the horizontal coating stage and is configured to adjust the height of the horizontal coating stage; the horizontal coating stage can be moved to a position right below a screen and fully contacted with the screen under the adjustment of the elevating device; and the coating device is configured to be moved to a position above the screen to coat silicon sealant in a pattern area of the screen after the horizontal coating stage is fully contacted with the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., ORDOS YUANSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xuefei Bai, Fuyi Cui, Fashun Li, Shixin Ruan
  • Patent number: 10363567
    Abstract: A nozzle for applying a bead of a glutinous substance to a surface of an object comprises a body, a first guide, a gate, a second guide, and a biasing member. The body comprises an inlet opening and an outlet opening, joined by a channel. The first guide is coupled to the body. The gate is translatably coupled to the body. Movement of the gate relative to the body controls flow of the glutinous substance through the outlet opening, and width of the bead. The second guide is coupled to the gate. The biasing member is coupled to the body and to the gate. The biasing member urges the gate toward the first guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: John Walter Pringle, IV, Solomon Tadesse Atsebha
  • Patent number: 10315215
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying a viscous material to a surface of a workpiece is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a channel comprising an inlet and an outlet. The channel has a width CW that increases from the inlet to the outlet. The apparatus also comprises dividers inside the channel. The channel further comprises subdivisions formed by the dividers. The subdivisions of the channel are in communication with the inlet and the outlet of the channel. At least one of the subdivisions of the channel has a width SW that increases from the inlet of the channel to the outlet of the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Roger Higgins, Joseph B. Keehner, Emily C. Mikkelson
  • Patent number: 10286480
    Abstract: A friction application device includes an application element which defines a rotational axis and which is movable by a moving device on a surface of a workpiece and in a relative movement with respect to the surface of the workpiece. At least one supporting tool is non-coaxial with the rotational axis and has an arcuate outer periphery in direct contact with the application element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften—Fachhochschule Kempten
    Inventor: Paul Schindele
  • Patent number: 10272607
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and apparatuses for forming films. In particular, the present invention relates to the formation of films on a substrate via the use of individual pumps to deposit individual wet film products onto a substrate. A method of forming film products includes: providing a reservoir housing a film forming matrix, pumps in association with the reservoir, and orifices; feeding the wet film forming matrix from the reservoir to the pumps; dispensing the film forming matrix from each of the pumps through an orifice; and depositing wet film products onto a substrate. An apparatus for forming film strips includes: (a) a reservoir for housing a film forming matrix; (b) pumps associated with the reservoir; (c) a plurality of orifices, with each orifice being associated with a pump; (d) a substrate; and (e) a means for moving the substrate through the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Aquestive Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventor: Beuford A. Bogue
  • Patent number: 10267515
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure include branching fluid passages in an apparatus that reduce turbulent flow and generate evenly distributed fluid pressure as the fluids branch off into the different passages. In some embodiments, the branching passages may be subdivided into two sets: the branching passages for the liquid fuel and the branching passages for the liquid oxidizer. In some embodiments, the two sets of passages are carefully designed in an elegant yet extremely intricate manner that is optimized for proper fluid flow and maximal burn efficiency. The ends of all of the passages meet at the injector interface, which dispense the liquids into the combustion chamber for ignition. Generally, these designs are achieved through additive manufacturing, and would be extremely difficult, if not impossible, to be manufactured using traditional techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Additive Rocket Corporation
    Inventors: Kyle Adriany, Elyce Bayat, Nicholas Garrett, Ryan Pedersen, Reiley Weekes, Anthony Tran
  • Patent number: 10202246
    Abstract: A method of supplying adhesive particulates from a hopper to an adhesive melter is described. Initially, a flow tube is fluidly coupled between the adhesive melter and the hopper. Next, forced air is supplied through the flow tube to move the adhesive particulates from the hopper into the adhesive melter for melting the adhesive particulates into a fluid adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventor: David R. Jeter
  • Patent number: 10189038
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a fluid delivery pod includes a first surface, a second surface that opposes the first surface, a reservoir body, an outlet port, a heating structure, and a valve assembly. The reservoir body is between the first and the second surfaces. The reservoir body is configured to house a fluid. The outlet port is positioned on a surface of the pod. The surface is between the first and the second surfaces. The heating structure is thermally coupled to the fluid housed within the reservoir body. The heating structure wirelessly receives energy from an energy source that is external to the fluid delivery pod. The wirelessly received energy heats the fluid housed within the reservoir body. In response to an application of compression forces on the first and the second surfaces, the valve assembly dispenses the heated fluid through the outlet port and out of the fluid delivery pod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Toaster Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Amy Carol Buckalter, David Oscar Iverson, Garet Glenn Nenninger, Roland David Horth
  • Patent number: 10167593
    Abstract: Disclosed are processes for application of dyes and topical chemistries to single yarns during a yarn rewind process. The process foregoes the need for downstream environmentally unfavorable dyeing and low PH chemical treatment processes on the finished carpet. Further, neutral pH dye solutions can be used instead of the prior art low pH dye solutions. The single, treated yarn can then be twisted, weaved and tufted, twisted yarn under dry conditions, and the twisted yarn subsequently weaved or weaved and tufted, into a finished fabric or carpet. Also disclosed are systems, BCF yarns, and carpets made from the BCF yarn treated by the disclosed processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: INVISTA NORTH AMERICA S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Wae-Hai Tung, Ronnie Rittenhouse
  • Patent number: 10056534
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of coating a conductive substrate with an adhesive, wherein the amounts and positions of conductive and non-conductive adhesives for bonding a plurality of circuit elements to the conductive substrate are set, thus preventing the spread of the adhesive from causing defects, including a poor aesthetic appearance, low electrical conductivity, and short circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: G-SMATT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hak Ryul Shin, Ho Joon Lee
  • Patent number: 10046356
    Abstract: This coating device according to the present invention comprises a slit nozzle (30); a liquid supply path (10) for a coating liquid; a pneumatic transportation device (20) for transporting the coating liquid pneumatically; a liquid supply valve (50) for opening/shutting the liquid supply path (10); a pump (40) configured so as to be capable of suctioning the coating liquid inside the slit nozzle (30); a residual-pressure removal means (80) for removing the residual pressure inside the slit nozzle (30); and a control section (70) for controlling the operation of the liquid supply valve (50), the pump (40), and the residual-pressure removal means (80); wherein the coating liquid remaining inside the slit nozzle (30) is suctioned at the end of coating after pumping of the coating liquid is stopped and the residual pressure inside the slit nozzle (30) is removed. With this configuration the coating device improves responsive at the end of the coating without a complicated control procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: TAZMO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Ikagawa, Naoki Tsuo
  • Patent number: 10030399
    Abstract: A roof inspection and repair device is disclosed that can be wheeled along a roof to identify loose shingles and dispense the sealant necessary to secure them in place. The roof inspection and repair device has both a blowing system and a sealant dispensing system. The blowing system may include an air tube having an air tube inlet that can be connected to a blower and an air tube outlet. The sealant dispensing system may include one or more sealant storage containers connected to a sealant dispenser by one or more sealant tubes. The roof inspection and repair device may further include a shingle lift mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventor: Eric Haefli
  • Patent number: 10030321
    Abstract: An extrusion die includes a die body with two mating die halves, at least one of which is engraved with a die cavity system. The die cavity system includes a melt inlet, a first-stage melt reservoir in fluid communication with the melt inlet, a plurality of melt channels extending from the first-stage melt reservoir, and an extrusion trough in fluid communication with the melt channels and extending across the die half. Multiple stages of reservoirs and channels may be used. The melt channels in each stage have an equal length and cross-sectional area. Some of the melt channels may have a curved portion to maintain an equal length with other melt channels in the same stage. The die halves are secured by a plurality of fasteners. A method for extruding a fluid using the die is also provided. The die may be used to create films or fibers, including nano-fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Inventor: Thomas M. Tao
  • Patent number: 9889599
    Abstract: An applicator for applying two materials to a substrate includes a central module configured to receive a first material, a tee block configured to receive a second material, a pair of outer modules spaced from and disposed on opposite sides of the central module, each outer module fluidically connected to and configured to receive the second material from the tee block, and a slot die assembly disposed in fluid communication with the central module and the pair of outer modules, the slot die assembly configured to receive the first and second materials from the central and outer modules, respectively, and discharge the first material over a first width and the second material over a second width greater than the first width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventor: Andrew S. Ayers
  • Patent number: 9815081
    Abstract: A method is used to identify and compensate for errors created by changes in the relative positions of a deposition unit and a vision system of a dispenser. The method includes calibrating the vision system, dispensing a pattern of features over a working area, moving the vision system over a deposition location to locate a deposition, obtaining an image of the deposition, tagging data associated with the image, calculating a relative distance between the deposition unit and the vision system, storing correction data with spatial location in a file for later use, and using the stored data to make small corrections prior to dispensing additional material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Scott A. Reid, Thomas J. Karlinski, Jonathan Joel Bloom, Thomas C. Prentice
  • Patent number: 9784396
    Abstract: A microfluidic device is provided. A manifold having a first channel, a second channel, and a third channel configured to transport blood can be coupled to a substrate defining an artificial vasculature. The first channel can be configured to carry blood in a first direction. Each of the second and third channels can couple to the first channel at a first junction and can be configured to receive blood from the first channel. The second channel can be configured to carry blood in a second direction away from the first direction. The third channel can be configured to carry blood in a third direction away from the second direction. The first, second, and third channels can be non-coplanar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: THE CHARLES STARK DRAPER LABORATORY, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph L. Charest, Jeffrey T. Borenstein, Alla Epshteyn, Daniel I. Harjes, Christopher DiBiasio, Vijaya Kolachalama