Plural Pools Patents (Class 118/412)
  • Patent number: 10410765
    Abstract: A power cord structure is disclosed, comprising a conductive cord body consisting of plural conductive cords which are mutually entangled at a twist distance satisfying security requirements, and an opaque insulation protective outer layer, wherein the insulation protective outer layer includes an insulation cladding layer and a spiral color correspondence layer, the insulation cladding layer is wrapped around the outside of the conductive cord body; also, the spiral color correspondence layer spirally displays on the outer surface of the insulation cladding layer with at least three color segments, and the interval widths of such at least three color segments are in a proportional ratio to the twist distance satisfying security requirements of the plural conductive cords.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Chia-Hua Lin
  • Patent number: 9914854
    Abstract: The invention relates to a continuous self-metered process of forming a multilayer film comprising at least two superimposed polymer layers comprising the steps of: (i) providing a substrate (5); (ii) providing two or more coating knives (2, 3, 4) which are offset, independently from each other, from said substrate (5) and/or from an adjacent coating knife to form at least one substrate gap (9) relative to the surface of the substrate (5) and at least one outlet gap (10) relative to the surface of an adjacent coating knife; (iii) moving the substrate (5) relative to the coating knives (2, 3, 4) in a downstream direction (6), (iv) providing curable liquid precursors of the polymers (I, II, III) to the upstream side of the coating knives (2, 3, 4) thereby coating the two or more precursors (I, II, III) through the respective gaps (9, 10) as superimposed layers (12, 13, 14) onto the substrate (5); (v) optionally providing one or more solid films (1 1) and applying these essentially simultaneously with the format
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Steffen Traser, Jan D. Forster, Bernd Kuehneweg
  • Patent number: 9657447
    Abstract: A screed box includes a screed bucket, a screed plate mount attached to the screed bucket, a screed plate slidably connected to the screed plate mount and a screed bar attached to a bottom of the screed bucket. The screed plate mount includes a sealing edge. The screed plate includes at least one screed flange. The screed bar includes a body and a sealing lip including at least one projection. The screed bar is slidable between an open position where the sealing lip engages the sealing edge and a closed position where the sealing lip is disengaged from the sealing edge, and the at least one projection engages the sealing edge when the screed bar is in the open position and when the screed bar is in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Graco Minnesota Inc.
    Inventor: Barry W. Mattson
  • Patent number: 9016233
    Abstract: A reactor assembly having vertically adjustable flow cells is provided. The vertically adjustable flow cells include passageways for distributing a fluid to a reaction region isolated below a bottom surface of corresponding flow cells. The adjustable flow cells enable another dimension of variability for combinatorial processing. Thus, additional data may be gathered for effects on process parameter variations, material variations, process sequence variations, etc., for semiconductor processing operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Intermolecular, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt Weiner, Aaron Francis, John Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8997684
    Abstract: A method for meniscus processing a substrate is provided. The method initiates with generating a meniscus spanning at least a length of the substrate. A pre-wetting liquid or vapor is dispensed. A substrate is moved through the dispensed pre-wetting liquid or vapor and the meniscus. The dispensed pre-wetting vapor condenses a pre-wetting liquid over a region of the substrate adjacent to a region of the substrate where the meniscus is generated. The pre-wetting liquid is deposited without substantially generating surface flow of the pre-wetting liquid on the substrate, and the pre-wetting liquid prevents the leading edge of the meniscus from contacting a dry surface region of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: Enrico Magni, Suresh Gupta, Mark Gahagan, Eric Lenz, Mike Ravkin
  • 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: 8893760
    Abstract: An apparatus for use in activating or re-activating adhesive and sealant compositions that have been pre-applied to a bonding surface prior to mating said bonding surface, said apparatus having a plurality of features for directly acting upon the pre-applied composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Appvion, Inc
    Inventors: John MacKay Lazar, Todd Arlin Schwantes, Frederick Edward Charles Lidington
  • Patent number: 8895098
    Abstract: A device for coating at least regions of a medical implant including a powder having at least one pharmaceutically active substance or one bone growth-promoting substance such that the powder can be transferred to the medical implant when the medical implant is contacted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Heraeus Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian Vogt, Hubert Büchner
  • Patent number: 8833296
    Abstract: A dispensing apparatus includes a dispensing unit having a main body, a channel through the main body, and a plurality of nozzles connected to the main body, the plurality of nozzles being configured to dispense fluid flowing in the channel, a gap sensor unit configured to determine size of gaps between adjacent nozzles in the dispensing unit, and a thermal expansion adjusting unit configured to thermally expand or contract the main body of the dispensing unit to adjust the gap size between adjacent nozzles to a predetermined size, based on the gap size determined by the gap sensor unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae-Seok Park, Yun-Mi Lee
  • Patent number: 8783209
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus for producing an electrophotographic photosensitive member that has a coating machine for dipping plural members to be coated in a coating liquid in a coating bath and then lifting up the coated members to form a coating film on the surface of each of the plural members to be coated and a transport holding member for holding and transporting the members to be coated, and has plural stretching hoods which can individually cover each side of the plural members to be coated and can extend in association with the movement of the plural members to be coated to individually cover each side of the plural members to be coated when the coating machine is lifting up the plural members to be coated, wherein the plural stretching hoods are linked with each other at the lower parts of the hoods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kenichi Kaku, Yasuhiro Kawai, Masaki Nonaka
  • Patent number: 8776717
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and systems for discretized, combinatorial processing of regions of a substrate such as for the discovery, implementation, optimization, and qualification of new materials, processes, and process sequence integration schemes used in integrated circuit fabrication. A substrate having an array of differentially processed regions thereon is processed by delivering materials to or modifying regions of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Intermolecular, Inc.
    Inventors: Tony P. Chiang, David E. Lazovsky, Thomas R. Boussie, Thomas H. McWaid, Alexander Gorer
  • Patent number: 8707891
    Abstract: A spreading head particularly for spreading one or more adhesives or mixtures of adhesives, of the hot-melt or cold type, comprising a body which has two or more ducts, which are all separate or of which two or more converge, each duct being connected to one or more feed channels for conveying the one or more adhesives or mixtures of adhesives to one or more extrusion chambers formed on the upper surface of the body; an abutment element for the one or more adhesives or mixtures of adhesives which exit from the one or more mixing chambers is associable in an upper region with the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Hip-Mitsu S.R.L.
    Inventor: Riccardo Arnaboldi
  • Patent number: 8656858
    Abstract: A device and a method for chemically or electrolytically treating work pieces (1) are proposed in an effort to avoid irregular contours of finest conductive structures, pads and lands as well as bridges (shorts) on the one side or breaks on printed circuit boards on the other side. The device comprises processing tanks (2) for the treating of work pieces and a conveyor system for the transport thereof. The conveyor system comprises at least one transport carriage (18), at least one holding element (14, 25) and at least one connection means (12, 13, 35) between the transport carriage(s) and the holding element(s). The processing tanks adjoined with a clean room zone (3). The work pieces are conveyed through the clean room zone using the conveyor system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Atotech Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Reinhard Schneider
  • Patent number: 8584613
    Abstract: A head for dispensing a thin film over a substrate is disclosed. The head includes a body assembly that extends between a first and a second end that is at least a width of the substrate. The body includes a main bore that is defined between the first and the second ends, the main bore connected to an upper side of a reservoir through a plurality of feeds that are defined between the main bore and the reservoir. The body also includes a plurality of outlets connected to a lower side of the reservoir and extend to an output slot. The plurality of feeds have a larger cross-sectional area than the plurality of outlets and the plurality of feeds are fewer than the plurality of outlets. Wherein fluid is configured to flow through the main bore, through the plurality of feeds along the bore and fill the reservoir up to at least the threshold level before fluid is evenly output as a film out of the output slot onto the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: Arnold Kholodenko, Cheng-yu Lin, Leon Ginzburg, Mark Mandelboym, Gregory A. Tomasch, Anwar Husain
  • Patent number: 8511252
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying a fluid to a convolutely wound roll of web substrate is disclosed. The apparatus provides for a fluid applicator having a manifold and a first surface. The fluid is fluidly displaceable from the manifold to the first surface through at least one opening disposed therein. The convolutely wound roll of web substrate is disposable upon the first surface. At least a portion of the fluid is fluidly displaced from the first surface to the convolutely wound roll of web substrate. Any of the fluid not fluidly displaced from the first surface to the convolutely wound roll of web substrate is not displaceable back into then manifold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Thomas Timothy Byrne, Thomas Edward Franklin
  • Patent number: 8485121
    Abstract: The invention relates to a coating tool for applying a fluid film onto a substrate, wherein disposed upstream of a slot nozzle (1) for producing a fluid film, said nozzle extending substantially across the entirety of a first width (B1) of the coating tool in unbroken fashion, is a distribution space (7) for distributing the fluid over a second width (B2) of the slot nozzle (1), wherein at least one channel (6) for feeding fluid is provided upstream of the distribution space (7), said channel having a third width (B3), and wherein the third width (B3) is smaller than the second width (B2). To avoid an uneven throughput of material across the width of the slot, it is proposed according to the invention that a plurality of feed channels (9) be disposed in the distribution space (7), said channels having a cross sectional area that increases in the direction of flow (S).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: FMP Technology GmbH Fluid Measurements & Projects
    Inventors: Franz Durst, Buelent Uensal
  • Publication number: 20130099027
    Abstract: A slurry distributor can include a feed conduit and a distribution conduit in fluid communication therewith. The feed conduit can include a first and second feed inlets disposed in spaced relationship to each other. The distribution conduit can extend generally along a longitudinal axis and include an entry portion and a distribution outlet in fluid communication therewith. The entry portion is in fluid communication with the first and second feed inlets of the feed conduit. The distribution outlet extends a predetermined distance along a transverse axis. The first and second feed inlets each has an opening with a cross-sectional area. The entry portion of the distribution conduit has an opening with a cross-sectional area which is greater than the sum of the cross-sectional areas of the openings of the first and second feed inlets. The slurry distributor can be placed in fluid communication with a gypsum slurry mixer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: United States Gypsum Company
    Inventor: United States Gypsum Company
  • Patent number: 8343588
    Abstract: To provide a slide curtain coating apparatus and method for depositing a curtain of coating liquid onto a running web, the apparatus and method capable of preventing the curtain from being condensed at its center region and preventing the resulting coating from having greater thickness at its edge regions. The coating apparatus includes: a slit for discharging the coating liquid; a slide on which the curtain flows down; and, a slide edge guide along which the curtain flows and which is provided at both edges on the slide and each having auxiliary liquid supply means at the surface facing the curtain; and auxiliary liquid supply means for discharging the auxiliary liquid from all over the surface thereof which touches the curtain at the edge guide. The coating method includes discharging the auxiliary liquid from all over the surface of the auxiliary supply means coating apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Kobori, Shuji Hanai, Tomohito Shimizu, Yasuhide Takashita
  • Patent number: 8336486
    Abstract: There is provided a tape core wire manufacturing apparatus that makes it possible to manufacture a large variety of tape core wires in small quantities with ease, and in addition, makes it easy to apply a uniform coating over a broad width. In the tape core wire manufacturing apparatus of the present invention, a coating apparatus that applies a coating material to respective optical fiber core wires has a coating head that moves in the longitudinal direction relatively to the respective optical fiber core wires that have been placed in a row on a coating jig. The coating head has a position adjustment surface that is located in the vicinity of a coating member of the coating head and adjusts the positioning in the thickness direction of the respective optical fiber core wires when these are in the form of a tape. This position adjustment surface is pressed against the respective optical fiber core wires. The coating head is also able to be tilted in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Tomoeagawa Paper Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyoichi Sasaki, Masayoshi Suzuki, Ken Sukegawa
  • Patent number: 8122847
    Abstract: There is a system for filling holes in a printed circuit board with a fluid fill material. The system receives a printed circuit board vertically within a main body. There is a dispensing head for selectively dispensing a fill material onto the vertically placed circuit board, the dispensing head having a plurality of holes. A feeding reservoir contains the fill material, and the feeding reservoir has a first end and a second end. An outlet system comprises a flow line connected to the first end of the feeding reservoir, and the flow line provides a flow path for the fill material from the first end of the feeding reservoir to the dispensing head. The flow line is attached to a manifold connected to the dispensing head, the manifold including connectors between the branches and with the absence of 90° elbows in the flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: TTM Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tadd Hohlfelder, Brad Moran, Rubin Matthews, Thomas Gannon
  • Patent number: 8109229
    Abstract: A spreading head particularly for spreading one or more adhesives or mixtures of adhesives, of the hot-melt or cold type, comprising a body for conveying the one or more adhesives to an extrusion tool; the body has two or more ducts, which are all separate or of which two or more converge, and the tool has one or more first extrusion channels and/or one or more mixing chambers which are connected to one or more second extrusion channels, the first and/or second extrusion channels being optionally mutually superimposed and/or laterally adjacent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: HIP-MITSU S.R.L.
    Inventor: Riccardo Arnaboldi
  • Patent number: 8079324
    Abstract: A device for spreading a two-component coating material, including at least two components, on a flat web-shaped carrier includes a slotted nozzle provided with an output slot whose length defines the width of the coating material application to the carrier, wherein the slotted nozzle is provided with two end areas and a nozzle chamber which is arranged inside the slotted nozzle and extends in a parallel to the output slot from the first to the second end area. A first mixer is arranged in the region of the first end area. A second mixer is positioned in the region of the second end area. At least one first reservoir for the first component and at least one second reservoir for the second component are provided. A transport mechanism is used for individually transporting the first component from the first reservoir to the first and second mixers and for transporting the second component from the second reservoir to the first and second mixers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Robatech AG
    Inventor: Thomas Meyer
  • Patent number: 8011317
    Abstract: An integrated processing tool is described comprising a full-wafer processing module and a combinatorial processing module. Chemicals for use in the combinatorial processing module are fed from a delivery system including a set of first manifolds. An output of each first manifold is coupled to at least one mixing vessel. An output of each mixing vessel feeds more than one of a set of second manifolds. An output of each set of second manifolds feeds one of multiple site-isolated reactors of the combinatorial processing module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Intermolecular, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt H. Weiner, Tony P. Chiang, Aaron Francis, John Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8007867
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for manufacturing a multilayer information recording medium including at least two information recording portions and a resin layer interposed between the information recording portions, both of which are disposed on a signal substrate. The method includes a first process of forming a predetermined information recording portion on one principal surface of the signal substrate and a second process of passing a part of a resin-containing coating, which is supplied on a screen having an application region with a plurality of first pores and a removal region with a plurality of second pores, through the first pores by sliding a squeegee on the screen so as to form a coating layer on the predetermined information recording portion, and curing the resin contained in the coating layer so as to form the resin layer. The first process and the second process are carried out respectively a predetermined number of times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yuuko Tomekawa, Morio Tomiyama, Keiji Nishikiori
  • Patent number: 7870833
    Abstract: To provide a slide curtain coating apparatus and method for depositing a curtain of coating liquid onto a running web, the apparatus and method capable of preventing the curtain from being condensed at its center region and preventing the resulting coating from having greater thickness at its edge regions. The coating apparatus includes: a slit for discharging the coating liquid; a slide on which the curtain flows down; and, a slide edge guide along which the curtain flows and which is provided at both edges on the slide and each having auxiliary liquid supply means at the surface facing the curtain; and auxiliary liquid supply means for discharging the auxiliary liquid from all over the surface thereof which touches the curtain at the edge guide. The coating method includes discharging the auxiliary liquid from all over the surface of the auxiliary supply means coating apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Kobori, Shuji Hanai, Tomohito Shimizu, Yasuhide Takashita
  • Patent number: 7824736
    Abstract: A micro patch coating device includes a coating die with a micro channel structure. A coating fluid is supplied through a coating fluid inlet and an auxiliary fluid is supplied through an auxiliary fluid inlet. After a segment of a predetermined length of the coating fluid is formed at a two-phase fluid output section, the coating fluid flow is intercepted. In turn, a segment of predetermined length of the auxiliary fluid is formed at the two-phase fluid output section, and then the auxiliary fluid flow is intercepted. A two-phase fluid is formed and flows out of the coating die to the substrate to form micro patches thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: National Taiwan University
    Inventors: An-Bang Wang, I-Chun Lin, Yi-Hua Wang, Chih-Kung Lee
  • Patent number: 7717057
    Abstract: This invention relates to methods and apparatus for making coated articles with one or more layers by dip, spray or flow coating. In one aspect, this invention relates to an apparatus and method for making coated containers, preferably comprising polyethylene terephthalate, from coated preforms. In preferred embodiments, the apparatus and method permit the coated container or preform to be made in an energy-efficient manner that reduces the danger of coating damage and thus increases the efficacy of the final container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Sharon Hutchinson
    Inventors: Gerald A. Hutchinson, Robert A. Lee
  • Patent number: 7694646
    Abstract: A coating apparatus, has a nozzle unit (1) with at least one feeding chamber (12) extending in the longitudinal direction (W) of the coating apparatus. Coating color is conveyed into the chamber by feeding means (4), and a nozzle slot (30) in flow communication with the said feeding chamber, the slot also extending in the longitudinal direction (W) of the coating apparatus. The flow communication between the at least one feeding chamber (12) and the nozzle slot (30) is formed by feed holes (14; 18) made in one wall of the feeding chamber, through which the coating color can be conveyed to the nozzle slot. The nozzle unit has means (15, 16; 19) by which the effective area of the feed holes (14; 18) can be adjusted in order to accomplish transverse profiling of the amount of coating color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Metso Paper, Inc.
    Inventors: Heikki Vatanen, Tapio Pitkäniemi
  • Patent number: 7611584
    Abstract: A metal film-plating system including an unwinding process part configured to provide a film, a degreasing process part configured to remove impurities from the film, an etching process part configured to perform an etching process on the film, a neutralizing process part configured to perform a neutralizing process on the film, a coupling process part configured to couple the neutralized film with a coupling agent, a catalyst-adding process part configured to adsorb a catalyst onto the coupled film, an underplating process part configured to perform an underplating process on the film, and a plating process part configured to perform a plating process on the film. Further, at least one of the unwinding process part, the degreasing process part, the etching process part, the neutralizing process part, the coupling process part, the catalyst-adding process part, the underplating process part, and the plating process part includes a wetting apparatus configured to perform a wetting operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Myung Ho Park, Woon Soo Kim, Min Keun Seo
  • Patent number: 7513951
    Abstract: In a system for chemically processing a metallic part, a tank, parts rotator assembly, circulation assembly, and control system are utilized to process the part. The tank includes a chemical side and a rinse side. The chemical side includes a chemical solution. The rinse side includes a sprayer to spray a rinse solution on the part. The parts rotator assembly moves relative to the tank. The circulation system circulates fluid in the tank. The control system receives signals from a sensor and modulate the system in response to the signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Inventors: Richard H. Miller, Ronald E. Jones
  • Patent number: 7491272
    Abstract: A microfluidic device for applying a liquid to a surface comprises a chamber for carrying the liquid, an aperture in the chamber for communicating liquid from the chamber to the surface via a conduit having outer sides of limited wetability to the liquid. This device provides a solution for confining liquids to defined areas of a surface without involving physical seals and additionally permits moving the device and confined liquid on the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Emmanuel Delamarche, David Juncker, Heinz Schmid
  • Patent number: 7211148
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for dispensing a small volume of a selected liquid, such as a biological sample or reagent, onto a substrate. The device includes a tube adapted to contain the liquid. An elongated fiber is disposed within the tube for axial movement therein between raised and lowered positions. Upon shifting or oscillating the fiber between its raised and lowered positions, a liquid spot can be formed at a selected position on the substrate. The device is readily adaptable for the production of micro-arrays having a great number of individual spots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Assignee: Applera Corporation
    Inventors: Zbigniew T. Bryning, Charles S. Vann
  • Patent number: 7083681
    Abstract: A method for forming a coating film on an internal surface of an elongated tube, includes longitudinally holding the elongated tube, applying a coating solution to the internal surface of the elongated tube; and drying the coating solution while carrying out a heat process for sequentially heating the elongated tube by using a heat source. The heat process includes adjusting the descending rate of the heat source so that a through-hole in the elongated tube is clogged with the coating solution whose viscosity is reduced by heating of the heat source, and sucking the through-hole in the elongated tube from the lower side thereof so that a portion of the through-hole that is clogged with the coating solution moves downwards along the elongated tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Hitoshi Yamada, Akira Tokai, Manabu Ishimoto, Kenji Awamoto, Tsutae Shinoda
  • Patent number: 7022451
    Abstract: A method of coating a photoconductive element for an electrophotographic image forming-apparatus and an apparatus therefore are disclosed. A plurality of cylindrical bodies are immersed in a bath, which stores a coating liquid, at the same time and then lifted out of the bath. As a result, a photoconductive film is formed on each cylindrical body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takehiko Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 7011038
    Abstract: A food breading machine includes a lowerable cage carrier grate of two grids between which the cutlet resides. The cage supports a meat, fish or vegetable cutlet thereon, which descends into a first basin having a bath of raw egg fluid. The egg saturated product is then lifted and horizontally rotated in a plane to an adjacent basin having bread crumbs. The device can have a manually rotatable knob at the top to control flipping, or it can be automated. A protective transparent domed hood is also included. The parts are disassembled so that they can be washed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Inventor: Louis Patsalos
  • Patent number: 6921435
    Abstract: A coating apparatus for a plurality of cylindrical light sensitive members each for use in an electrophotography, is provided with a coating tank in which a coating liquid is stored; a dipping device to lift down the plurality of cylindrical base members into the coating liquid and to lift up the plurality of cylindrical base members above the coating liquid so that the plurality of cylindrical base members are coated with the coating liquid; and a plurality of drying hoods corresponding in number to the plurality of cylindrical base members and provided above the coating tank so that each of the plurality of cylindrical base members is lifted up from the coating tank into a respective drying hood among the plurality of cylindrical base members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2005
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Yasuda, Nobuaki Kobayashi, Tadaaki Sumitani
  • Patent number: 6875276
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for fabricating a thin layer periodic structure by successively depositing alternating uniform layers of two or more different dielectric materials on a substrate utilizing centrifugal force in a novel spin coating technique. In an alternate embodiment of the present invention, the novel spin-coating technique is configured for fabricating chiral media by successively depositing layers of one or more anisotropic materials, while rotating the substrate by a predetermined angle between deposition of each layer. In both embodiments of the inventive apparatus, a defect layer may be introduced by depositing a defect material in a desired position in the media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2005
    Assignee: Chiral Photonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Shibayev, Victor Il'ich Kopp
  • Patent number: 6852166
    Abstract: A method of coating a photoconductive element for an electrophotographic image forming apparatus and an apparatus therefore are disclosed. A plurality of cylindrical bodies are immersed in a bath, which stores a coating liquid, at the same time and then lifted out of the bath. As a result, a photoconductive film is formed on each cylindrical body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takehiko Kinoshita, Tatsuya Kubota, Akihiko Matuyama
  • Patent number: 6849127
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for dispensing a small volume of a selected liquid, such as a biological sample or reagent, onto a substrate. The device includes a tube adapted to contain the liquid. An elongate fiber is disposed within the tube for axial movement therein between raised and lowered positions. Upon shifting or oscillating the fiber between its raised and lowered positions, a liquid spot can be formed at a selected position on the substrate. The device is readily adaptable for the production of micro-arrays having a great number of individual spots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2005
    Assignee: Applera Corporation
    Inventors: Charles S. Vann, Zbigniew Bryning
  • Patent number: 6767405
    Abstract: An apparatus and process for coating a plurality of articles in batches, in particular for applying a biocompatible layer on articles adapted to come into contact with blood or body tissue, e.g. a coagulation-preventing substance so as to render the articles non-thrombogenic. A plurality of article-carrying plates (14) are stacked upon one another and have a plurality of communicating wells (18) for receiving therein a respective article to be coated. A base plate (12) defines with a bottom side of a lowermost of said article-carrying plates a distribution chamber (34) for receiving and evenly distributing a solution containing a substance to be applied to said articles. The solution is fed through the wells of the stacked plates (14) in parallel vertical flows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2004
    Assignee: Carmeda AB
    Inventors: Rainer Eketorp, Per Tornblad
  • Patent number: 6758906
    Abstract: Apparatus for the application of adhesive to one side of a running web of tipping paper for use in filter cigarete makers has a single source of adhesive or two or more sources containing identical or different adhesives, and one or more conduits leading from the source(s) to one or more nozzles which applies or apply one or more films of a single adhesive or of different adhesives to selected portions of the one side of the web. The rate of admission of adhesive(s) to the nozzle(s), including interruption and restarting of admission of adhesive(s), is regulated by one or more valves each having a body receiving a rotary valving element provided with one or more peripheral projections and/or recesses serving to regulate the rate of flow of adhesive toward the single nozzle or the respective nozzles. The rotary elements of two or more valves can constitute disc-shaped sections of a single rotor confined in a valve body common to all valves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2004
    Assignee: Hauni Mashinenbau AG
    Inventors: Berthold Maiwald, Torsten Mörke, Karl-Heinz Pawelko
  • Patent number: 6579367
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for dispensing a small volume of a selected liquid, such as a biological sample or reagent, onto a substrate. The device includes a tube adapted to contain the liquid. An elongate fiber is disposed within the tube for axial movement therein between raised and lowered positions. Upon shifting or oscillating the fiber between its raised and lowered positions, a liquid spot can be formed at a selected position on the substrate. The device is readily adaptable for the production of micro-arrays having a great number of individual spots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2003
    Assignee: Applera Corporation
    Inventors: Charles S. Vann, Zbigniew Bryning
  • Patent number: 6554900
    Abstract: An apparatus for the application of a flowable medium (2, 2′) from a stock chamber (7, 8) to a surface (6) being moved along the apparatus, and to the use of an apparatus of this type. The stock chamber (7, 8) partly covers the surface (6), with formation of a sealing gap (14) and an exit gap (18). In order to prevent the formation of air bubbles in the medium (2, 2′), it is proposed to divide the stock chamber (7, 8) into a pre-chamber (7) and a main chamber (8). A dividing element (10) which, together with the surface (6), limits a dividing gap (15), is arranged between the chambers. Various shapes of the dividing element are proposed. The apparatus is particularly suitable for the application of a polymer dispersion to the surface (6). A process for operating an apparatus of this type is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Assignee: Pagendarm Technologie GmbH
    Inventors: Oral Aydin, Andree Dragon, Frank Reinhard
  • Patent number: 6511707
    Abstract: A controllable device for applying a flowable material such as anti-seize composition to a workpiece utilizes a plurality of elongated nozzles insertably accommodated through a fixture plate to deposit such material onto the workpiece in a predetermined pattern. The fixture plate is provided with a corresponding number of apertures which accommodate different sizes and numbers of nozzles so that material may be applied to a large variety of workpieces without significant maintenance and modification to the device. The fixture plate is essential to define a predetermined clearance between an outlet through which the flowable material escapes from a nozzle and a surface onto which such material is applied and further cleans the nozzles in between application cycles to prevent overrun on to a workpiece surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Assignee: Loctite Corporation
    Inventors: David Francis MacDonald, Michael Rollins McKinley, Christopher Lee Musante, Salvatore John Shifrin
  • Patent number: 6511542
    Abstract: An inventive apparatus for producing electrophotographic photoreceptor includes a guide portion permitting passage of a cylindrical coated member; a coating-solution feed portion disposed around an outer periphery of the guide portion and allowing a coating solution to flow over an upper end of the guide portion thereby applying the solution to an outer periphery of the coated member; a coating-solution feeding assembly for feeding the coating solution to the coating-solution feed portion; a coating-solution recovery portion disposed around an outer periphery of the coating-solution feed portion via a partitioning wall for recovery of the coating solution flowing from the coating-solution feed portion over the partitioning wall; and an openable communicating portion for communication between the coating-solution feed portion and the coating-solution recovery portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Assignee: Minolta Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Keiichi Inagaki
  • Publication number: 20020179008
    Abstract: In an optical fiber coating method comprising the steps of; applying an injecting first coating resin to the outer periphery of the optical fiber while inserting the optical fiber through a first die hole provided in a first coating die; and applying an injected second coating resin onto the first coating resin while inserting the optical fiber through a second die hole provided in a second coating die.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 1999
    Publication date: December 5, 2002
    Inventors: KAZUMASA OISHI, KAORU OKUNO, ICHIRO TSUCHIYA, MASAHIRO TAKAGI
  • Patent number: 6444031
    Abstract: An apparatus for coating photoreceptor devices comprises a manifold forming a conduit, the conduit having a length with an input at one end. Multiple diptanks for applying photoreceptor coating solution to devices dipped therein are mounted on an upper portion of the manifold and distributed along the length. The conduit is arranged so that photoreceptor coating solution supplied to the input flows to the diptanks, thus forming a photoreceptor coating solution flow in each diptank. The conduit becomes increasingly narrower as the photoreceptor coating solution flows along the length successively from one diptank to the next diptank. As a result, the photoreceptor coating solution flow speed in each diptank is substantially the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2002
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Geert Nas
  • Patent number: 6440217
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for dispensing a small volume of a selected liquid, such as a biological sample or reagent, onto a substrate. The device includes a tube adapted to contain the liquid. An elongate fiber is disposed within the tube for axial movement therein between raised and lowered positions. Upon shifting or oscillating the fiber between its raised and lowered positions, a liquid spot can be formed at a selected position on the substrate. The device is readily adaptable for the production of micro-arrays having a great number of individual spots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Assignee: PE Corporation (NY)
    Inventors: Charles S. Vann, Zbigniew Bryning
  • Patent number: 6423140
    Abstract: The invention is related to the formation of three different and repeated stripes abbreviate as ABCABC-typed or A_B_C-typed at the die exit. The symbol, “_”, implies that there is no coating between two adjacent stripes. In this invention a guide shim and a guide die are inserted between two coating dies. Three different coating solutions will flow into the die assembly through different inlet positions. Two of which are introduced from the two coating dies will flow through the multiple channels provided in the guide shim and the guide die respectively and then contact with each other and with the third solution introduced from a side of the guide die in the same slot section to form the ABCABC-typed stripes. The coating solutions can also flow through the multiple channels to the same slot section but not contact each other to form the A_B_C-typed stripes at the die exit with a modification of the die assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2002
    Assignee: Formosa Advanced Coating Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ta-Jo Liu, Yun-Wey Yu
  • Patent number: 6382128
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for fabricating a laminate product having a pair of sheet materials spaced by a plurality of flexible parallel vanes which are secured to the sheet material so that planar movement of the sheet materials in opposite directions cause the vanes to shift between open and closed positions. The vane material is formed from a web of material by dyeing the material, drying the dyed material, applying spaced longitudinally extending lines of adhesive on opposite faces of the material, and cutting the material into a plurality of side-by-side strips with each strip having a bead of adhesive on each face and along opposite side edges. The cut material with adhesive applied thereto is taken up on a transfer roll and moved to a vane/strip handling station where the strips of material are processed and delivered to a laminating station in parallel overlapping relationship with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Assignee: Hunter Douglas Inc.
    Inventors: Wendell B. Colson, David Hartman