Strand Form Work Patents (Class 118/420)
  • Patent number: 10175103
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring and operating one or more light emitting devices is disclosed. In one example, light intensity within a dual elliptical reflecting chamber is sensed and operation of a fiber curing system is adjusted in response to an amount of sensed light energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Phoseon Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Doug Childers
  • Patent number: 9771759
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes various embodiments, as well as features and aspects thereof, of an improved drill bit assembly for a percussion boring system. More specifically, one non-limiting embodiment of an improved drill bit assembly for a percussion boring system comprises a bit and a product engagement member. The bit comprises a slant faced head and at least one exhaust port. The product engagement member comprises a product coupling portion and at least one fluid restriction portion. This improved drill bit assembly is such that, when the product engagement member is detachably engaged with the slant faced head of the bit, a first portion of the fluid stream expelled from the bit is directed substantially forward of the slant faced head and a second portion of the fluid stream is directed substantially rearward from the slant faced head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Inventor: Cary Cooper
  • Patent number: 9660432
    Abstract: An umbilical for use in the offshore production of hydrocarbons, the umbilical comprising at least one electric cable, the electric cable comprising at least one electric conductor (18), and at least one electric conductor (18) comprising plurality of electric strands having interstices (15), wherein the interstices are filled with a metal-based material. In this way, there is provided an umbilical with a ‘void-free1 or completely gap-filled conductor construction which therefore prevents water or gas migration or transport along such a conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventors: Siu Kit Joe Wong, Alan Deighton
  • Patent number: 9562278
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for strip guidance in a hot medium, comprising a deflection roller (3, 38) mounted on supporting arms (1, 2, 34, 37, 54, 57) and a carrier device holding the supporting arms (1, 2, 34, 37, 54, 57). The device is characterized in that one of the supporting arms (1, 2, 34, 37, 54, 57) is mounted on the carrier device by means of a floating bearing (5), wherein the floating bearing (5) allows the mounted supporting arm on the carrier device to move parallel to the longitudinal direction of the deflection roller (3, 38), and in that an elastic counter element (12), which acts parallel to the longitudinal direction of the deflection roller (3, 38) upon the supporting arm (1, 2, 34, 37, 54, 57) mounted on the floating bearing (5), is present and counteracts an increasing distance between the supporting arms (1, 2, 34, 37, 54, 57).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG
    Inventors: Marc Blumenau, Frank Eisner, Christopher Gusek, Fred Jindra, Rudolf Schoenenberg, Bert-Reiner Willeke, Tobias Denner, Christian Klatt, Jens Wemhoener
  • Patent number: 9376739
    Abstract: The unit coat application by immersion elongate components into the molten metal comprises a tank for molten metal and a coating chamber equipped with appliances for internal creation of reduced pressure and positive pressure respectively. Moreover, inlet and outlet channels of the coating chamber are made vertical and situated at its bottom and top respectively to ensure vertical movement of the elongate component from bottom upwards. The coating chamber is located aside from the tank with molten metal, the intake channel is inclined, and the tank with molten metal is equipped with a supplying channel to load molten or solid metal that expands at its upper part facing the upper part of the tank with molten metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Inventor: Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Kulakovsky
  • Publication number: 20150147467
    Abstract: One embodiment of the disclosure relates to a fiber coating apparatus having a fiber entrance opening, a conical section with walls tapered at half angles between 2 and 25° and height (also referred to as length herein) L1 between 0.25 mm and 2 mm, and a cylindrical land portion of diameter d2 between 0.1 and 0.5 mm and height (length) L2 between 0.05 and 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Robert Clark Moore, Douglas Gregg Neilson
  • Patent number: 8931149
    Abstract: A wire coloring apparatus including a roller is provided to prevent drag of a colorant, which is jetted on an electric wire and not dried yet, the guide roller is arranged at a downstream side of a coloring nozzle, which jets a colorant toward a highest point of an outer surface of the electric wire moving along a lengthwise direction thereof, in a moving direction of the electric wire. The guide roller is formed with a pair of tapered surfaces catching and supporting the electric wire and approaching to each other in accordance with nearing to a rotating axis. When a radius REW of the electric wire 3 is 1.2 mm, an angle ?T formed by the pair of tapered surfaces is designed at least 60 degrees and not more than ?X degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Ichikawa, Masahiko Agata, Tatsuo Osada
  • Patent number: 8915211
    Abstract: A two roller impregnator for impregnating a fiber with (catalyzed) resin. The resin is kept directly above the two rollers and enclosed with a set of dams to create a resin pool. A different resin pool may be generated for each roller. The resin release mechanism facilitates for the resin and if necessary, a catalyst, to be released into the resin pool(s). Temperature of the resin pool can be controlled, along with the temperature of each roller. A post-impregnation catalyst activator can be utilized to activate the catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventors: Ramon Salazar, Eduardo Dera
  • Patent number: 8910589
    Abstract: A device is provided for depositing a treatment substance on the surface of a moving thread. The device comprises a tank configured to contain a liquid solution of the substance that is used to deposit the substance on the surface of the thread. The device also includes at least one nozzle having a nozzle inlet configured to receive said solution. The at least one nozzle is directed to spray the received solution towards the thread with a spray velocity in a form of jets, and the jets converge on the thread to adjust a thickness of the solution remaining on the thread by removing excess liquid entrained by the thread. The device further includes a pump that is coupled to the nozzle inlet and a treatment apparatus. The pump is configured to regulate the spray velocity according to a run speed of the thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignees: Michelin Recherche et Techniques S.A., Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin
    Inventors: Henri Hinc, Guy Chevrel
  • Patent number: 8875651
    Abstract: A double-sided coated substrate transport device (1) is described. A die head for front face coating (3) and a die head for back face coating (4) coat a coating liquid onto a substrate 1. A drying oven (5) dries the coating liquid applied to the substrate (1), to form coating films on the front and back faces of the substrate (1). A first and second rotating body unit (20A, 20B) are respectively furnished independently at widthwise edge sections of the substrate (1). Each of the first and second rotating body units has a free roller (21) and a drive roller (22) constituting a pair of rotating bodies, and a rotating body swivel section (23). The free roller (21) and the drive roller (22) grip the widthwise edge sections of the substrate (1) from the front and back sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Toray Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Atsushi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8844464
    Abstract: Systems, method and devices for applying a fluid composite to a carrier sheet are presented herein. An aspect of this disclosure is directed to a fluid-administering apparatus for applying a fluid composite, such as resins, epoxies, and adhesives, to a carrier sheet, such as a cloth tape. The apparatus includes a support frame with a container buttress, and a container removably received within the container buttress of the support frame. The container has a basin for holding the fluid composite, a lid covering the basin, and first and second scraping surfaces for scraping the carrier sheet. The container also has first and second slots, each of which is defined through a respective opposing side of the container. The carrier sheet passes through the first slot, traverses down into the basin through the fluid composite, slides over the first scraping surface then under the second scraping surface, and passes out through the second slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Neptune Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Lazzara, Richard J. Lazzara
  • Patent number: 8800477
    Abstract: A liquid dispensing module and nozzle or die tip for discharging at least one liquid filament. The nozzle includes a strand guide for guiding a substrate past the nozzle and a frustoconical protrusion disposed on a surface of the nozzle adjacent the notch. A liquid discharge passage extends along an axis through the frustoconical protrusion and forms an acute angle with a machine direction corresponding to movement of the strand past the nozzle. Four air discharge passages are positioned at the base of the frustoconical protrusion. Each of the air discharge passages is angled in a compound manner generally toward the liquid discharge passage and offset from the axis of the liquid discharge passage to create the controlled pattern of liquid material on the strand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick L. Crane, Michael W. Harris, Joel E. Saine
  • Patent number: 8677926
    Abstract: A solid coating die for applying an insulation varnish around a flat wire conductor includes a die body and a die hole formed through the die body, the conductor to be inserted into the die hole. The die hole includes: an entry portion having a cross section monotonically decreasing along a conductor insertion direction; and a coating portion including at least a sub-portion having a constant cross section. The cross section of the coating portion is a rectangle having four straight sides and four rounded corners. Each inner surface of the straight side of the coating portion has an inwardly projecting protrusion, a top contour of each protrusion being a circular arc, an elongated circular arc, an elliptical arc or a combination of these arcs, the maximum curvature of the top contour of each protrusion being larger than the maximum curvature of inner surface of the rounded corners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi Magnet Wire Corp.
    Inventor: Masayoshi Goto
  • Patent number: 8623140
    Abstract: A system and a method for providing a film having a matte finish. The system includes means for providing a coated substrate, the coated substrate comprising a first coatable material applied to a substrate, the coatable material forming a first major surface of the coated substrate; means for changing the viscosity of the first coatable material from a first viscosity to a second viscosity; a face-side roller having an outer surface positioned to contact the first major surface of the coated substrate to impart a matte finish thereon; and optionally, means for hardening the first coatable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Robert A. Yapel, Francis M. Aguirre, John P. Baetzold, Olester Benson, Jr., Andrew J. Henderson, Mitchell A. F. Johnson, Leslie A. Kreilich, Steven J. McMan, David L. Phillips, Bruce D. Shalles
  • Publication number: 20130298825
    Abstract: A cleaning method comprises first cleaning which includes supplying a cleaning-liquid to the coloring device from the optical fiber passing hole of the nipple and the ink supply opening, and discharging the cleaning-liquid from the cleaning-liquid discharge opening, and second cleaning which includes supplying a cleaning-liquid to the coloring device from the optical fiber passing hole of the nipple and the ink supply opening, and discharging the cleaning-liquid from the optical fiber passing hole of the second die.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Kiyoshi ARIMA, Hiroaki Itoh, Tatsuya Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 8574668
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses herein may provide for the application of viscous fluids, such as adhesives, in pre-determined patterns to an advancing substrate. The fluid application apparatus may include a slot die applicator and a substrate carrier. The substrate carrier may include one or more pattern elements and may be adapted to advance the substrate past the slot die applicator as the slot die applicator discharges adhesive onto the substrate. In operation, the substrate is disposed on the substrate carrier; the substrate carrier advances the substrate past the slot opening of the slot die applicator. In turn, the substrate is intermittently compressed between the slot die applicator and the pattern surface of the pattern element. As the substrate is intermittently compressed, adhesive discharged from the slot die applicator is applied onto the substrate in an area having a shape substantially the same as a shape defined by the pattern surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Darrell Ian Brown, Joseph Leslie Grolmes
  • Patent number: 8474399
    Abstract: A strand is coated with a powdered material by first applying a layer of hot polymer resin to the strand, and spraying the powdered material onto the resin-coated strand from at least three nozzles disposed along the processing path and spaced radially therearound. The spray apparatus is disposed within nested containers so as to limit the escape of overspray powder. The powder-coated strand may be heat-set to increase the adhesion of the powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Pascale Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Willorage Rathna Perera, Gerald J. Mauretti
  • Publication number: 20130145986
    Abstract: An impregnation plate and an impregnation section of a die for impregnating at least one fiber roving with a polymer resin are disclosed. The impregnation plate includes an impregnation zone configured to impregnate the roving with the resin. The impregnation zone includes an inner surface. The impregnation plate further includes a sidewall. The sidewall includes an inner surface. The inner surface of the sidewall includes a plurality of peaks and a plurality of valleys. At least one of the plurality of valleys defines a maximum height that is less than a height of the inner surface of the impregnation zone at a neighboring location along a run direction of the roving.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: TICONA LLC
    Inventor: Ticona LLC
  • Publication number: 20130149429
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to systems and methods for making gelatin shunts. In certain embodiments, the invention provides methods that may involve moving a wire through a bath including a bottom layer of liquid gelatin and a top layer of water, thereby coating the wire with gelatin, moving the gelatin coated wire through an aperture, and drying the gelatin on the wire in a humidity controlled space, thereby manufacturing a gelatin shunt. In other embodiments, the invention provides systems that may include a motor, a wire operably coupled to the motor for movement of the wire, a temperature controllable bath, an aperture plate situated in a top portion of the bath, and an ultrasonic fogger, in which the system is configured such that the wire moves through the bath, through the aperture plate, and into the ultrasonic fogger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: AQUESYS, INC.
    Inventors: Laszlo O. Romoda, Brian Hamstrom, Partha Chandrakant, Christopher Horvath
  • Publication number: 20130113133
    Abstract: The present invention provides an impregnation system suitable for impregnating filaments continuously with an impregnating substance, said system may comprise an impregnation assembly comprising (a) at least one axial passageway for the filaments having an entrance end and an exit end and (b) at least one passageway for the impregnating substance having at least one inlet for the impregnating substance and at least two outlets for the impregnating substance leading into the passageway for the filaments via the outlets for the impregnating substance, wherein the passageway for the filaments has an oblong cross-section at the outlet point for the impregnating substance, and the at least two outlets for the impregnating substance have an oblong cross-section, and are disposed essentially opposite to each other, at the opposite widths of the passageway for the filaments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: 3B-FIBREGLASS SPRL
    Inventor: Sanjay P. Kashikar
  • Patent number: 8336482
    Abstract: Disclosed are fiber coating sizing applicator apparatus having a member to remove unused sizing and foreign objects from the fiber coating element of the applicator on a continuous or intermittent basis. Also disclosed are sizing applicators having as part of the drive, a servo motor for reduced variation in sizing application. Unused sizing is filtered to remove foreign objects and returned the applicator right away, or stored in a temperature controlled area until ready to feed back to a sizing applicator. Also disclosed are methods of using the sizing applicator apparatus to produce sized fibers. The apparatus and methods of the invention produce a substantial reduction in the fiber break rate, sizing usage and applicator maintenance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Michael David Folk, Russell Donovan Arterburn, Nicole Anne Curtis, Derek Cooper Bristol, Dennis J Scherger, Douglas J Kempski
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120304546
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for making a fixed abrasive grain wire includes, at first, inserting a wire through a sleeve that includes at least one aperture defined therein. Then, both of the wire and the sleeve are located in electroplating or electro-less plating liquid that includes abrasive grains blended therein. Finally, electroplating or electro-less plating is executed to fix some of the abrasive grains to the wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: Chung-Shan Institute of Science abd Technology, Armaments, Bureau, Ministry of National Defense
    Inventors: Hong-Ting Huang, Ching-Yu Tso, Shang-wanq Yeh, Hsiou-Jeng Shy
  • Patent number: 8252380
    Abstract: A method in connection with coating, comprising a running web (8) arranged to be coated with a coating mix (11), coating means (1) arranged in connection with said web (8), a coating surface (6, 7) at the coating means (1) and arranged in contact with said web (8) to dose said coating mix (11), and said coating means (1) being provided with at least a first coating surface (6) and a second coating surface (7), in such a way that it is possible at said running web (8) to switch between the one (6) and the other (7) surfaces while at least one of said surfaces (6, 7) is in an active contact position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Mattssonforetagen I Uddevalla Akttiebolag
    Inventor: Håkan Karlsson
  • Patent number: 8245660
    Abstract: A dip coating apparatus and method of dip coating. The apparatus includes a guide surface, a bendable tube, a carriage, and a support assembly. The bendable tube redirectionally engages the guide surface intermediate the first and second longitudinal ends of the tube. The carriage is vertically repositionable and cooperatively engages the tube proximate the first longitudinal end of the tube, whereby vertical repositioning of the carriage effects a change in the vertical distance between the first and second longitudinal ends of the tube. The support assembly releasably suspends an elongate workpiece for introduction of at least a portion of the workpiece into the tube through the first longitudinal end of the coating tube as the carriage is vertically repositioned upwards towards the support assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Oakriver Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Reilly Dillon, Rachel Poker, Gary Johnson, Daniel Garrett
  • Patent number: 8231929
    Abstract: Methods for coating medical devices for implantation within a body vessel are provided comprising providing a cylindrical container, placing a medical device inside the cylindrical container, and applying a polymer in liquid form inside the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Jichao Sun
  • Patent number: 8220409
    Abstract: A first varnish 11 supplied from a first varnish tank 12 and a second varnish 13 supplied from a second varnish tank 14 are mixed by a mixer 15 to provide a varnish 2, and supplied to a varnish bath 18. Coating dies 19A-19F are connected to the varnish bath 18 via tubes 20A-20F. A wire 3 is installed into the coating dies 19A-19F through a hole 20a provided in each of the tubes 20A-20F. The varnish 2 supplied to the varnish bath 19 is dropped by its self weight through the tubes 20A-20F, and continuously supplied to the coating dies 19A-19F. The varnish 2 is applied to a surface of the wire 3 by the coating dies 19A-19F.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi Magnet Wire Corp.
    Inventor: Masayoshi Goto
  • Patent number: 8191500
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for coating plates (6) in circulation. Said device comprises a transport system for transporting plates (6) and a feeding device (5) which can apply the coating material (8) to the surface of the plates. Means (7) for drying and/or hardening the coating material are provided next to the feeding device and above the plates. Contrary to state of the art devices, said inventive device comprises means which enable a material web (3) to pass between the transport elements for the transport of plates and means (7) for drying and/or hardening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignees: Kronoplus Technical AG, Theodor Hymmen Holding GmbH, S.D. Warren Company
    Inventors: Dieter Döhring, Udo Hanitzsch, Gary Blenkhorn
  • Patent number: 8182880
    Abstract: Methods of manufacturing insulated wires are provided. In an embodiment, by way of example only, a method includes drawing a conductive wire through a first pad to apply a layer of a first slurry onto the conductive wire, the first pad comprising a chamois leather material and including the first slurry disposed on the chamois leather material, wherein the first slurry comprises a first dielectric precursor material and a first binder having an organic component and heat treating the conductive wire to form the insulated wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Kaiser, Mariola Jolanta Proszowski, Alexander Bershitsky
  • Patent number: 8178166
    Abstract: A die of a coating apparatus for applying a coating solution includes down- and upstream blocks in a feeding direction of a web, which respectively have a first lip and a second lip. A lip land of the first lip is shorter than a lip land of the second lip in the feeding direction so as to satisfy a predetermined condition. In assembling the coating apparatus, bottoms of down- and upstream blocks are fixed to a fixer with bolts. Between the fixer and the downstream block, a plate member is provided such that the first lip land protrudes from the second lip land.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Tokimasa, Yoshinobu Katagiri, Akio Tsuji
  • Patent number: 8166910
    Abstract: A device used for a process of coating fibers with a metal by a liquid method is disclosed. In this process, a fiber is drawn through a bath of molten liquid metal so as to be coated with the molten liquid metal. The liquid metal bath is maintained in a crucible of the “levitation” type, which at least partly eliminates contact between the liquid metal and the crucible. The bath is fed with metal, during the process, by a metal powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventors: Jean-Michel Patrick Maurice Franchet, Gilles Charles Casimir Klein, Christian Garnier, Patrick Petitpas, Pierre Eric Frayssines, Mikael Dumont
  • Publication number: 20120064254
    Abstract: A method of coating ceramic material fibers in metal using a liquid technique and a device implementing the method. The method maintains a charge of molten metal in levitation in a substantially spherical shape inside a crucible and causes a tensioned ceramic material fiber to travel at a predetermined speed between a bottom pulley and a top pulley disposed on either side of the crucible such that a portion of fiber is immersed in the charge to be covered in a metal coating. During coating, the portion of fiber that is immersed in the charge is shifted as a function of the remaining volume of the charge such that the instantaneous height of fiber that is immersed in the charge remains substantially constant throughout the coating operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: Snecma
    Inventors: Jean-Michel Patrick Maurice Franchet, Gilles Charles Casimir Klein, Gérald Sanchez
  • Patent number: 8074596
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for forming a sheath over an elongate member comprises an extruder that has an output to supply a melt material having a temperature. A heat exchanger connected downstream the output of the extruder removes heat from the melt material in a controlled manner. An elongate member, which may be a cable core, is supplied to a crosshead that is connected downstream the heat exchanger to surround the elongate member with a sheath of the melt material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Corning Cable Systems LLC
    Inventors: Horst Knoch, Gerhard Merbach, Allen M. Miller, Gunter Wunsch
  • Patent number: 8012283
    Abstract: A method for producing a fiber-reinforced resin composition including supplying a plurality of fiber bundles (1) into an impregnation chamber (10); supplying a molten thermoplastic resin from a resin flow inlet (4) into the impregnation chamber (10) so that the amount of the resin flow is almost the same on on each side the direction perpendicular to the fiber bundle (1) progress direction; contacting the molten thermoplastic resin with the fiber bundles (1) to impregnate the fiber bundles (1) with the molten thermoplastic resin; and withdrawing the fiber bundles (1) impregnated with the molten thermoplastic resin from the impregnation chamber (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Prime Polymer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Koki Yano
  • Patent number: 7954450
    Abstract: Disclosed is an optical fiber coating apparatus for preventing generation of bubble in a coating layer of an optical fiber when the optical fiber is coated, which includes a coating unit for allowing an optical fiber to pass through and forming a coating layer on the optical fiber; a base coupled with a lower portion of the coating unit to draw the optical fiber; a cover installed to an upper portion of the coating unit to isolate the coating unit from an external air and having an optical fiber introduction hole; a gas supply line for supplying gas, having smaller kinetic viscosity than the air, into an inner space formed by the cover; and a coating agent discharge line for discharging a coating agent remained in the inner space of the cover. The inner space forms positive pressure circumstance by using the gas having smaller kinetic viscosity than the air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: LS Cable Ltd.
    Inventors: Young-Il Kwon, Young-Gyu Yang, Sang-Joon Bae, Dong-Young Kim, Jong-Pil Kim
  • Patent number: 7950346
    Abstract: A liquid dispensing module and nozzle or die tip for discharging at least one liquid filament. The nozzle includes a strand guide for guiding a substrate past the nozzle and a frustoconical protrusion disposed on a surface of the nozzle adjacent the notch. A liquid discharge passage extends along an axis through the frustoconical protrusion and forms an acute angle with a machine direction corresponding to movement of the strand past the nozzle. Four air discharge passages are positioned at the base of the frustoconical protrusion. Each of the air discharge passages is angled in a compound manner generally toward the liquid discharge passage and offset from the axis of the liquid discharge passage to create the controlled pattern of liquid material on the strand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick L. Crane, Michael W. Harris, Joel E. Saine
  • Patent number: 7946245
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for the hot-dip coating of a metal strip (1), more particularly of a steel band, in which the metal strip (1) is guided vertically through a container (3) containing the molten coating metal (2) and through an upstream guide channel (6), in the vicinity of which, on both sides of the metal strip (1), are arranged at least two inductors (8) for generating an electromagnetic field for holding the coating metal (2) in the container (3), a furnace chamber (9), which contains guide means and has a protective gas atmosphere, being located upstream of the guide channel (6). In order to ensure a good, durable seal between the guide channel (6) and the furnace chamber (9) under the established conditions, the invention proposes that a gas-tight, heat-resistant and flexible seal (13) be arranged between the furnace chamber (9) and the guide channel (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: SMS Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Matthias Kipping, Bernhard Tenckhoff
  • Patent number: 7827930
    Abstract: An electroless deposition system is provided. The system includes a processing mainframe, at least one substrate cleaning station positioned on the mainframe, and an electroless deposition station positioned on the mainframe. The electroless deposition station includes an environmentally controlled processing enclosure, a first processing station configured to clean and activate a surface of a substrate, a second processing station configured to electrolessly deposit a layer onto the surface of the substrate, and a substrate transfer shuttle positioned to transfer substrates between the first and second processing stations. The system also includes a substrate transfer robot positioned on the mainframe and configured to access an interior of the processing enclosure. The system also includes a substrate a fluid delivery system that is configured to deliver a processing fluid by use of a spraying process to a substrate mounted in the processing enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Dmitry Lubomirsky, Arulkumar Shanmugasundram, Russell Ellwanger, Ian A. Pancham, Ramakrishna Cheboli, Timothy W. Weidman
  • Patent number: 7803429
    Abstract: Disclosed are fiber coating sizing applicator apparatus having a member to remove unused sizing and foreign objects from the fiber coating element of the applicator on a continuous or intermittent basis. Also disclosed are sizing applicators having as part of the drive, a servo motor for reduced variation in sizing application. Unused sizing is filtered to remove foreign objects and returned the applicator right away, or stored in a temperature controlled area until ready to feed back to a sizing applicator. Also disclosed are methods of using the sizing applicator apparatus to produce sized fibers. The apparatus and methods of the invention produce a substantial reduction in the fiber break rate, sizing usage and applicator maintenance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Michael David Folk, Russell Donovan Arterburn, Nicole Anne Curtis, Derek Cooper Bristol, Dennis J. Scherger, Douglas J. Kempski
  • Patent number: 7799371
    Abstract: A method for extruding composite materials on a substrate includes feeding a first material into a first channel and a second material, used to maintain a shape of the first material, into one or more second channels residing on at least one side of the first channel, merging the flows of the first and second materials into a single flow in which the second material surrounds the first material, applying the single flow to a substrate to produce at least one composite material, and post-processing the composite material to form a solid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: David K. Fork, Thomas Hantschel
  • Patent number: 7785668
    Abstract: A doctor method and apparatus is disclosed and includes a doctor roll (12) supported in a coater (1) suitable for applying coating to a paper web surface or a roll surface (4) for subsequent transfer to the paper web. The doctor includes a doctor roll (12), a support (11) for the doctor roll (12), a front support (3) for holding the roll support (11) and a rear support or retainer (18) cooperates with and helps stabilize the support (11) and doctor roll (12). The present invention minimizes the variation moving of the doctor roll (12) has on the coating on the moving surface (4), be it web or roll, and thus can improve coating quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Inventor: Wayne A. Damrau
  • Patent number: 7749571
    Abstract: The invention relates to a coating device (10) comprising a coating tank (21) with an opening (22) and a coating roll (31), in which the roll (31) faces the opening (22). A further subject of the invention is a method for coating a substrate with a fluid comprising the steps of (i) supply of a substrate (40) and of a fluid, (ii) application of the fluid to the substrate (40) and (iii) shearing of the fluid by the substrate (40) set in motion in relation to the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Bostik Findley S.A.
    Inventor: Jean-Francois Chartrel
  • Patent number: 7739980
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for manufacturing a steel tube are provided. The apparatus includes: a tube-forming device for forming a steel plate into a steel tube; a heat treatment device connected in-line to the tube-forming device to heat the steel tube to a high temperature; a pre-treatment device for annealing the steel tube and providing a reduction atmosphere; and a plating device including a pot for storing a SeAHLume alloy composed of aluminum and zinc in a molten state, a level block selectively inserted into the molten alloy to adjust a level of the molten alloy, and a plating part into which the molten alloy flows in response to insertion of the level block and through which the steel tube passes substantially vertically. Therefore, it is possible to manufacture a steel tube having a plated surface to improve its corrosion-resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Korea Bundy Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gi Hyeoug Kim, Kyung Yun Kim, Yong Kil Kim, Sun Chang Kim, Jae Pyeong Sim, Jong Seo Kim
  • Patent number: 7685964
    Abstract: A device for wetting cable-ends includes a stand supporting a control, a bath-container with a bath, and a conveyor unit for conveying to the cable-end a wetting agent which forms the bath. The conveyor unit has a drive, a pump unit, a conveyor-pipe, and a nozzle with throttle. The pump unit conveys the wetting agent through the conveyor pipe to the nozzle with the wetting agent flowing through an exchangeable throttle that determines the shape and size of the free jet of the wetting agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Komax AG
    Inventors: Claudio Meisser, Georges Britschgi
  • Patent number: 7597771
    Abstract: A method of forming a reinforced composite structure comprises providing a plurality of fiberglass rovings to a resin applicator. The plastic applicator has an inlet, an outlet, and a plastic applicator cavity such that the rovings enter the plastic applicator through the inlet and exit through the outlet. The inlet and outlet are relatively positioned to spread out the rovings. Resin-containing rovings are directed between a first fiberglass matt and a second fiberglass matt and then cured. A joint that connects two frame members formed by the method of the invention is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: Comfort Line Ltd.
    Inventors: Robert D. Spaans, Jacob J. Huskins, John L. Sigmund, Robert W. Jennings
  • Patent number: 7591904
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include a system and method for color-coating an optical fiber. The system includes a flow controller that controllably delivers and mixes color concentrate from one or more color concentrate reservoirs with a coating material, which colored coating material is fed to a coating die through which optical fiber passes. The color concentrate reservoirs are more compact and can be made portable along with the flow controller. Thus, the entire color coating system can travel to any appropriate location in the fiber manufacturing facility, e.g., at any one of a number of draw towers. Such portability allows many different colors to be used at the same draw tower much more easily than conventional arrangements, which typically only have one color line per draw tower. The method includes providing an optical fiber, controllably delivering color concentrate with a coating material to a coating die, coating the optical fiber with the coating die, and curing the coated fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: Fueukawa Electric North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Bertz, Robert C. Moore, John M. Turnipseed, Shunhe Xiong
  • Patent number: 7578882
    Abstract: A liquid dispensing module and nozzle or die tip for discharging at least one liquid filament. The nozzle includes a strand guide for guiding a substrate past the nozzle. The strand guide is a concave or rounded notch in the nozzle which receives and aligns a strand to allow accurate placement of a liquid such as adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Michael W. Harris, Hubert Kufner, Joel E. Saine
  • Patent number: 7563326
    Abstract: A coating/drying device including a first application device, a second application device and a drying device. The first application device for applying application medium to a first side of a fiber material web, moving in a running direction. The second application device for applying application medium to a second side of the fiber material web, the second side being opposite the first side. The second application device being an application device operating without contacting the fiber material web. The drying device is arranged downstream of the first application device and the second application device in the running direction of the fiber material web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: Voith Paper Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Tietz, Richard Aust, Stefan Reich, Christoph Henninger
  • Patent number: 7485187
    Abstract: A strand coating system and method including drawing (710) a strand having major and minor dimensions past an adhesive dispensing nozzle, orienting (720) at least a portion of the strand so that the major dimension of the strand is substantially parallel to a direction in which adhesive is dispensed from the adhesive dispensing nozzle as the portion of the strand is drawn past the adhesive dispensing nozzle, and applying (730) adhesive to the strand as the strand is drawn past the adhesive dispensing nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: M. Steve Lessley, Rico R. Valentin, Edward W. Bolyard
  • Patent number: 7462240
    Abstract: A liquid dispensing module and nozzle or die tip for dispensing at least one liquid filament from a liquid discharge passage onto at least one moving strand. A strand guide is used for guiding each strand past the nozzle and/or locating each strand relative to the discharged liquid filament. The nozzle includes a process air outlet that supplies a stream of process air impinging each moving strand before the liquid filament is dispensed onto the strand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Michael W. Harris, Joel E. Saine