With Treatment Of Coating Material Patents (Class 118/600)
  • Publication number: 20110262633
    Abstract: A method, in one embodiment, can include pumping a gas into a reservoir that includes a lubricant. In addition, the method can include changing the gas into a supercritical fluid that extracts lubricant molecules from the lubricant resulting in a mixture of the supercritical fluid and the lubricant molecules. Furthermore, the method can include utilizing the mixture to deposit a lubricant molecule onto a magnetic media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventors: Jiping Yang, Michael J. Stirniman, Xiaoding Ma, Yiao-Tee Hsia
  • Publication number: 20110263131
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device is disclosed. The method can include, upon attaching a bonding material containing a resin and a solvent to a second surface opposed to a first surface including a circuit pattern of a wafer, heating the bonding material to evaporate the solvent and decreasing vapor pressure of the solvent in an atmosphere faced with the bonding material and heating the attached bonding material to form a bonding layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yukio KATAMURA, Yasuo Tane, Atsushi Yoshimura, Fumihiro Iwami
  • Publication number: 20110262622
    Abstract: Exemplary coating devices and exemplary coating methods for coating components with a coating agent, e.g., for painting motor vehicle body components with a paint, are disclosed. An exemplary coating device comprises an application device that applies the coating agent. The application device may include a paint head that discharges the coating agent out of at least one coating agent nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventors: Frank Herre, Hans-Georg Fritz, Steffen Wesselky
  • Publication number: 20110229628
    Abstract: A method for creating a structured surface or a safety or decorative feature based thereon in a process of the printing industry wherein a liquid, preferably ink or varnish, and particles, preferably pearlescent pigments or a material having a similar effect are applied to a substrate. The liquid is provided with a surface structure and is characterized by a creation of a random surface structure, in particular a structure of mountains and valleys, of the liquid and by the creation of a random particle distribution, preferably a random particle orientation, by blowing a gas such as air onto the unhardened liquid which may be heated if desired. The surface that is thus created has a unique structure that is discernible by the human eye or detectable by camera and may, for instance, have a light/dark change.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventors: Martin Schmitt-Lewen, Joachim Sonnenschein, Edgar Dörsam, Thorsten Euler, Martin Haas, Evgeny Kurmakaev
  • Publication number: 20110212262
    Abstract: Provided are a multilayer coating apparatus and a multilayer coating method in which an uneven flow can be reduced when two types of resins having different softening points are caused to join together and a wire member is coated therewith. A coating apparatus (10) includes: a first extruder (12) and a second extruder (14); a crosshead (16) for coating a wire member with a resin layer with a double-layer structure; a first nozzle (18) which connects the first extruder (12) and the crosshead (16) to each other; a second nozzle 20 which connects the second extruder (14) and the crosshead (16) to each other; a control unit 22 which controls supply amounts of the first extruder (12) and the second extruder (14); and a heater (24) which heats the second nozzle (20). The second nozzle (20) is longer than the first nozzle (18).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Inventors: Rei Miyasaka, Kenichirou Tamaki
  • Publication number: 20110190926
    Abstract: A device for the thermal bonding of a flexible covering (13) to a support (12), using a fluidized bed of particles (4), includes an internal zone, called a heating box (10) smaller in size than that of the enclosure (2), which is placed approximately at the center of the latter, the heating box having a gas distributor (6b), a diffusion mesh (7b) and a gas feed system (5b, 9) that are separate and isolated from those of the enclosure, and heating elements (11) designed to be placed in the particle bed. A thermal bonding method suitable for being implemented by this device is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2009
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicant: C GEX SYSTEM'S
    Inventors: Christian Guilhem, Jacques Guilhem
  • Publication number: 20110183074
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods are described for distributing gas which may be applicable in the field of polymer oxidation and melt curtain ozonation in particular. Ozone applicators and other features of ozonation apparatuses, which may be used separately or in combination, are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Inventors: Suzanne E. Schaefer, Jeremy Lee Winsor, Paul V. Zeyn
  • Publication number: 20110177253
    Abstract: A method for producing a hot dip plated steel sheet, the method controlling a coating weight by injecting a gas toward a surface of a steel sheet from a time when the steel sheet continuously immersed into a plating bath is pulled up from the plating bath to a time when plating metal adhered onto the surface of the steel sheet is solidified, the method includes: setting an oxygen concentration of a bath surface of the plating bath to be more than or equal to 0.05 vol % and less than or equal to 21 vol % when the gas is injected toward the surface of the steel sheet; and setting an oxygen concentration in a space of an end of the steel sheet at a position where the gas collides with the steel sheet pulled up from the plating bath to be more than or equal to 0.05 vol % and less than or equal to 3 vol % when the gas is injected toward the surface of the steel sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Inventors: Tooru Oohashi, Masato Kageyama, Satoshi Uchida, Katsuhiro Hamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20110168088
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a magnetic rotatable roller with a smooth even outer surface for aligning magnetic flakes in a carrier, such as an ink vehicle or a paint vehicle to create optically variable images in a high-speed, linear printing operation. Images can provide security features on high-value documents, such as bank notes. Magnetic flakes in the ink are aligned using magnetic portions of the roller, that can be formed by permanent magnets embedded in a non-magnetic roller body, or selectively magnetized portions of a flexible magnetic cover of the roller. In some embodiments, the roller is assembled for a plurality of interchangeable sections, which can include spinning magnets. Selected orientation of the magnetic pigment flakes can achieve a variety of illusive optical effects that are useful for decorative or security applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicant: JDS Uniphase Corporation
    Inventors: Vladimir P. Raksha, Jay M. Holman, Paul G. Coombs, Charles T. Markantes, Roger W. Phillips
  • Publication number: 20110151202
    Abstract: Controllable placement of a liquid adhesive on a substrate to confine the adhesive to a desired area of the substrate is disclosed. A controllable placement method can include dispensing a liquid adhesive into a designated area on a surface of a substrate, controllably confining the dispensed liquid adhesive to the designated area, and curing the confined liquid adhesive. The dispensed liquid adhesive can be controllably confined using various techniques, such as electrical repulsion, electrical attraction, capacitance, electrowetting, light curing, adhesive attracting-repulsing coatings, and substrate topography. A substrate having a controllably placed liquid adhesive thereon can be incorporated into electronic devices, such as a mobile telephone, a digital media player, or a personal computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventors: Casey J. FEINSTEIN, Kuo-Hua Sung, John Z. Zhong
  • Publication number: 20110150404
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the invention may include systems and methods for coating an optical fiber. The method includes coating an optical fiber with a primary coating, preparing a secondary coating by selectively mixing a concentrate with an ultraviolet (UV) curable diluent coating, wherein the concentrate comprises predetermined amounts of a color agent and a release agent, and applying the secondary coating to the optical fiber and primary coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: OFS FITEL, LLC
    Inventors: Kariofilis Konstadinidis, Harry Garner
  • Publication number: 20110135933
    Abstract: A method for controlling a particle diameter and a particle diameter distribution of emulsion particles during manufacturing of an emulsion dispersion is provided. The method includes causing two or more types of liquids substantially immiscible with each other to continuously and sequentially pass through net bodies. The net bodies are disposed in a cylindrical flow passage at intervals of 5 to 200 mm, and the number of the net bodies is more than 50 and 200 or less. Each of the net bodies is equivalent to a gauze having a mesh number of 35 mesh to 4000 mesh in accordance with an ASTM standard and has a surface that intersects the direction of the flow passage. An emulsification apparatus used for the method includes a feed pump for feeding two or more types of liquids substantially immiscible with each other; and a cylindrical flow passage to which the two or more types of liquids fed by the feed pump are delivered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventors: Toshikatsu Shoko, Shozo Hayashi, Hideko Hayashi, Yasuo Togami, Akira Takagi
  • Publication number: 20110129594
    Abstract: Thin-film battery methods for complexity reduction are described. Processing equipment arrangements suitable to support thin-film battery methods for complexity reduction are also described. Cluster tools to support thin-film battery methods for complexity reduction are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Inventors: Byung-Sung Kwak, Nety M. Krishna
  • Publication number: 20110117291
    Abstract: In a template treatment of forming a film of a release agent on a treatment surface of a template, the treatment surface of the template is first cleaned. Thereafter, in a coating unit, the release agent is applied to the treatment surface of the template. The release agent on the template is then dried. Then, alcohol is applied to the release agent on the template to make the release agent adhere to the treatment surface of the template and to remove an unreacted portion of the release agent. Thereafter, the alcohol on the template is dried and removed. In this manner, a film of the release agent is formed in a predetermined film thickness on the treatment surface of the template.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Applicant: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Koukichi HIROSHIRO, Takanori Nishi, Takahiro Kitano, Shoichi Terada
  • Publication number: 20110111125
    Abstract: An imaging device includes a media supply and handling system configured to move media along a path. A printing system is disposed along the path that includes at least one printhead for applying melted phase-change ink of at least one color to the media to form images thereon. A fixing assembly is disposed along the path downstream of the printing system that is configured to apply heat and/or pressure to the melted phase change ink of the images on the media. A coating system is disposed along the path downstream from the spreader. The coating system includes at least one printhead for applying a clear ink on top of the images formed on the media by the printing station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Inventors: David A. Mantell, Mojgan Rabbani, Jule W. Thomas, JR.
  • Publication number: 20110096654
    Abstract: A compatible optical recording medium is described, which is designed in such a way that it has the appearance of a read-only optical recording medium for most players and recorders. Further described is a method for manufacturing the recordable optical recording medium. The optical recording medium has an essentially flat recording layer with a first reflectivity at a wavelength specified for a reading recording light beam, which has an alloyed guide track formed of the material of the essentially flat recording layer with a second reflectivity different from the first reflectivity at the specified wavelength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Inventors: Gaei Pilard, Larisa Von Riewel, Christophe Fery
  • Publication number: 20110088618
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process of coating fibers with a metal by a liquid method. In this process, a fiber (3) is drawn through a bath (15) of molten liquid metal so as to coated with the latter, the liquid metal bath (15) being maintained in a crucible (9) of the “levitation” type, which at least partly eliminates contact between the liquid metal and the crucible (9). The bath (15) is fed with metal, during the process, by a metal powder (16). Thanks to the invention, the molten metal bath is fed in a simple and effective manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Applicant: SNECMA
    Inventors: Jean-Michel Patrick Maurice FRANCHET, Gilles Charles Casimir Klein, Christian Garnier, Patrick Petitpas, Pierre Eric Frayssines, Mikaël Dumont
  • Publication number: 20110086316
    Abstract: Disclosed is a coating and developing apparatus including (a) a first liquid process module to sequentially perform a first liquid process by a first chemical liquid, and a second liquid process by the first chemical liquid again; (b) a buffer module to sequentially store the respective substrates which have been subjected to the first liquid process and have not yet been subjected to the second liquid process; and (c) a second liquid process module to sequentially perform a third liquid process by a second chemical liquid. In particular, the third liquid process to be performed on a first substrate of the substrate group is started before the first liquid process performed on a last substrate of the substrate group is ended, in such a manner that right after the first liquid process is performed on the last substrate, the second liquid process is to be performed on the first substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Inventor: Nobuaki MATSUOKA
  • Publication number: 20110081415
    Abstract: A sugar-coated agent that includes a core, a film layer that mainly includes a film component, the outer surface of the core being coated with the film layer, a sugar coating layer that mainly includes a sugar coating component, the outside of the film layer being coated with the sugar coating layer, and a middle layer that includes a film component and a sugar coating component and is provided between the film layer and the sugar coating layer, wherein within the middle layer, the concentration of the sugar coating component at the interface between the middle layer and the sugar coating layer is higher than the concentration of the sugar coating component at the interface between the middle layer and the film layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Inventors: Junichi Kishimoto, Reiko Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20110056142
    Abstract: A method of forming aggregate abrasive grains for use in the production of abrading or cutting tools comprises providing abrasive core particles; coating these particles with adhesive, the adhesive comprising a binding agent and a solvent for the binding agent; separately dropping the adhesive-coated core particles onto a layer of abrasive peripheral particles and covering the dropped core particles with further peripheral particles, in such a way as to form aggregate particles, each of which comprises a core particle having peripheral particles attached to it; consolidating the aggregate particles by causing the solvent to evaporate, i.e. by letting the adhesive set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Inventor: Cedric Sheridan
  • Publication number: 20110059238
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing decorative papers and/or panels for flooring or surfacing of furniture, walls, finish foils, filter papers or kraft papers for low and high pressure use etc., in which a substantially dry solid composition is prepared in powder form, having a polymer component containing aminoplasts (amino resins) and/or phenoplasts (phenolic resins) and/or mixtures in powder form, used as such and/or mixed with additives; the composition is then applied dry on a support in powder form and is heated after being deposited onto the support to melt the composition and form a coating polymer layer onto the support; the composition may instead be heated first to be molten before and then applied in a fluid form onto the support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Inventors: Maurizio NASATTI, Pietro CASSAGHI
  • Publication number: 20110059255
    Abstract: A method minimizes emissions while spraying a mixture of a resin composition and a polyisocyanate onto a surface. The resin composition has a hydroxyl content of at least 400 mg KOH/g and includes a blowing agent that is a liquid under pressure, a first polyol, at least one additional polyol other than the first polyol, and optionally a catalyst, surfactant, and water. The mixture is sprayed onto the surface to form a polyurethane foam having a closed cell content of at least 90 percent. The mixture is also sprayed through a spray nozzle at a spray angle corresponding to a control spray angle of from 15 to 125 degrees measured at a pressure of from 10 to 40 psi using water as a standard. The step of spraying produces less than 50 parts of the polyisocyanate per one billion parts of air according to OSHA Method 47.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Inventor: Joseph Ogonowski
  • Publication number: 20110048324
    Abstract: An image recording apparatus includes: a curable solution layer forming device that forms a curable solution layer by supplying a curable solution to a recording member or an intermediate member, the curable solution including at least a curable material to be cured by an external stimulus, and a water-absorbing component; an ink applying device that applies an ink to the curable solution layer; a stimulus supplying device that supplies the stimulus for curing the curable solution layer, to the curable solution layer; and a water-absorption controlling component-contact device that brings a liquid, including a component that controls water-absorption by the water-absorbing component, into contact with the curable solution layer, before or after the ink is applied to the curable solution layer by the ink applying device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kunichi YAMASHITA, Satoshi MOHRI, Masatoshi ARAKI, Hiroshi IKEDA
  • Publication number: 20110052825
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for thermal spraying a metal coating on a substrate is accomplished with a modified pulsejet and optionally an ejector to assist in preventing oxidation. Metal such as Aluminum or Magnesium may be used. A pulsejet is first initiated by applying fuel, air, and a spark. Metal is inserted continuously in a high volume of metal into a combustion chamber of the pulsejet. The combustion is thereafter controlled resonantly at high frequency and the metal is heated to a molten state. The metal is then transported from the combustion chamber into a tailpipe of said pulsejet and is expelled therefrom at high velocity and deposited on a target substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventor: Daniel E. Paxson
  • Patent number: 7896966
    Abstract: An applying amount to an applying medium is controlled in a liquid applying apparatus. Specifically, before driving a pump, a circulation speed decision processing (S3) is carried out. According to this decided speed, a speed of the circulation flow generated in a liquid holding space is controlled in a pump operating process (S4). This controls a pressure in the liquid holding space. As a result, a state of flow of the applying liquid at a contact member of a liquid holding member in contact with the applying roller is changed, and an amount of the applying liquid adhering to an applying roller and going out of the contact portion is controlled. This can control the amount of the applying liquid to be applied to the applying medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Atsuhiko Masuyama, Osamu Iwasaki, Yoshinori Nakagawa, Naomi Oshio
  • Publication number: 20100296780
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing an optical fiber includes: drawing an optical waveguide from a glass preform; applying a layer of a first coating material on the optical waveguide; curing the first coating layer material to obtain a first coating layer; applying a layer of a second coating material onto the first coating layer; applying a layer of colored coating material onto the second coating layer; curing the second coating material and the colored coating material in a single step to obtain a second coating layer superposed on the first coating layer and a colored coating layer superposed on the second coating material layer, the obtained second coating layer having an elastic modulus higher than that of the first coating layer and lower than that of the colored coating layer. An optical fiber and an apparatus for producing it are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2007
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Inventors: Antonio Schiaffo, Franco Cocchini, Nicola Scafuro, Giuseppe Galasso
  • Publication number: 20100285204
    Abstract: The invention relates to a coating process for the coating of an interior of a pipework system (1) with a coating material (541), preferably for the coating with an epoxy resin (541), which pipework system (1) includes a part-system (2, 21, 22) between a first connection (3, 31, 32) and a second connection (4, 41, 42), and the coating process includes in a first process step the following steps in an arbitrary order: providing a first pressure fluid (54), in particular air (54), which first pressure fluid (54) is under a coating over-pressure (P+4) with respect to an ambient pressure (P0). Providing a second pressure fluid (64), in particular air (64), which second pressure fluid (64) is under a coating low-pressure (P?4) with respect to the ambient pressure (P0). Providing the coating material (541) in a storage tank (13), in particular in a storage hose (13). Connecting a pressure outlet (131) of the storage tank (13) with the first connection (31) of the first part-system (21).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2008
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Applicant: CEC-SYSTEMS SA
    Inventor: Roben Ohanessian
  • Patent number: 7824729
    Abstract: A process for coating an implantable device is disclosed. In this process, at least one implantable device is tumbled. As the implantable device is being tumbled, a coating substance is introduced to coat the implantable device with the coating substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Wouter E. Roorda, Stephen D. Pacetti
  • Publication number: 20100266768
    Abstract: A method of doping at least one element in an array of elements on a substrate is disclosed. The method comprises providing at least one microfluidic channel passing from a first location external of the at least one element to a second location in fluidic communication with the at least one element. A dopant fluid is passed through the at least one microfluidic channel to the at least one element for doping the at least one element. A corresponding apparatus is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2008
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Inventor: Abu Samah Zuruzi
  • Publication number: 20100245460
    Abstract: A disclosed image forming apparatus is capable of solving the problems of deterioration of a foam application function and driving systems caused by the dried and fixed foam remaining without being applied. The image forming apparatus includes a foam forming section forming foam, a reservoir section supplying foam formed by the foam forming section to an application roller, a discharge channel through which extra foam is collected from the reservoir section, and a heating unit for heating the extra foam to return the extra foam to a liquid form. The discharged liquid prepared by defoaming the foam discharged through the discharge channel is returned to a container containing the defoamed liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventors: Shinji Imoto, Kazuyoshi Matsumoto, Minori Ichimura, Manabu Izumikawa, Yasuhisa Kato, Yasuo Katano, Seiji Hoshino, Masaaki Tsuda
  • Publication number: 20100233332
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing a coated product comprising: (a) coating a substrate with a coating material to form a coated substrate; and (b) stabilizing the coated substrate to form the coated product; wherein the operating parameter of substrate-substrate contact and coated substrate-coated substrate contact differs between step a) and step b), such that in step b) the contact is minimized. An apparatus is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Applicant: Agrium Inc.
    Inventors: Baozhong Xing, J. David Eastham, Nick P. Wynnyk
  • Publication number: 20100192844
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for treating a substrate are provided. The apparatus includes a load port, an index module, a first buffer module, a coating/developing module, a second buffer module, a pre/post-exposure treatment module, and an interface module, which are sequentially arranged in a direction. The coating/developing module includes a coating module and a developing module, which are arranged in different layers. The pre/post-exposure treatment module includes a pre-treatment module and a post-treatment module, which are disposed at different layers. The pre-treatment module coats a protective layer on the wafer before an exposure process. The post-treatment module performs a wafer cleaning process and a post-exposure bake process after the exposure process. A robot for transferring the wafer is disposed in each of the pre-treatment and post-treatment modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Inventors: Dong Ho Kim, Jinyoung Choi, Jaeseung Go, Hyoung Rae Noh
  • Publication number: 20100189913
    Abstract: A rolling contact layer-by-layer assembly device comprises at least one roller, a cylinder substrate and a motor to rotate the cylinder substrate. The assembly device optionally includes at least one rinsing nozzle and air applicator. The rollers each provide a polyelectrolyte solution to the surface of the cylinder substrate, the polyelectrolyte solutions having an affinity for each other. Excess polyelectrolyte solution can be washed using the rinsing nozzle followed by a drying step prior to the application of the second polyelectrolyte solution. A plurality of bilayers is produced by the continuous application of polyelectrolyte solutions to form an LBL article such as a nano-composite article or film. The film is then removed from the surface of the cylinder substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2009
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Applicant: The Regents of the University of Michigan Office of Technology Transfer
    Inventors: Nicholas Kotov, Javier Canavati Leal, Justin Lefevre, Neil H. Patel, Brett M. Perry, Anastasios J. Hart
  • Publication number: 20100173089
    Abstract: A coating comprises a resin solution including a solution of neoprene latex and liquid asphalt emulsion and an accelerator solution including an aqueous solution of zinc sulfate powder and water. A spray system for applying the coating includes a spray gun having first and second nozzles, a first pump fluidly connected between the first nozzle and a resin solution reservoir for delivering the resin solution to the first nozzle at a first fluid pressure, and a second pump fluidly connected between the second nozzle and an accelerator solution reservoir for delivering the accelerator solution to the second nozzle at a second fluid pressure different from the first pressure. The accelerator solution may be aerated by a source of compressed air prior to discharge from the second nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Inventor: David H. Smith
  • Patent number: 7727589
    Abstract: Carbon components contained in large quantities in bone components are isolated. The isolated carbon components are gasified and plasma-processed by means of microwave or high-frequency heating and the etching curing of hydrogen atoms is utilized to form diamond-like film on the surface of the base material to produce an esthetically pleasing ornament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Inventors: Terumitsu Hasebe, Tetsuya Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20100116431
    Abstract: A thermally conductive polymer composition is applied to mounted components to provide both thermal control and RF radiation attenuation. In order to improve the RF attenuation performance, a plurality of discrete conductive elements may be incorporated into the polymer composition, with the sizing, spacing and configuration of the suppressed most efficiently by the particular composition. The discrete conductive elements are significantly larger, on the order of 1-5 mils (approximately 25-127 ?m) than the filler materials utilized to render the base polymer conductive. Also disclosed is an apparatus and a method for preparing and applying such a polymer composition to an electronic component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Inventors: Ivan Pawlenko, Larry Samson
  • Publication number: 20100093183
    Abstract: Provided are a unit for supplying chemical liquid, and apparatus and method for treating a substrate using the unit. A pre-wet, photoresist, and edge bead removal nozzles are mounted on a single nozzle body. Therefore, the equipment installing space can be saved as compared with a case where the nozzles are installed on respective nozzle arms, thereby making better use of a space for installing equipments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Inventors: Dae Sung Kim, In Cheol Ryu
  • Publication number: 20100075023
    Abstract: An electrode manufacturing apparatus comprises a conveying section for conveying a current collector sheet having a plurality of through holes; a backup roll for guiding the conveyed current collector sheet; an applicator for supplying a coating liquid to the current collector sheet on the backup roll; and a nip roll for pressing a part of the current collector sheet where the coating liquid is not supplied yet from the applicator against the backup roll.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazutoshi EMOTO, Katsuo NAOI, Kiyonori HINOKI, Masayoshi HIRANO
  • Publication number: 20100040774
    Abstract: The present invention is a passive means of treating athlete's foot and/or other foot related skin ailments (i.e., toenail fungus, cracked heals, etc.) while taking a shower. The user would purchase the system which is comprised of a plastic or stainless steel cage, and a medicinal or herbal fragrance tablet similar to a urinal cake in size. The cage uses a suction cup or other means to attach to the side or floor of a bathtub or shower stall, and is hinged and opens to accept the tablet. As the user showers, the impact of water off the body and surrounding walls dissolve the tablet over time, thus treating the user's feet by coming into contact with the medicated water. The herbal or fragrance tablets could be used by a person that doesn't suffer from athlete's foot but enjoys an aromatic or skin softening effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2008
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Inventor: Jason R. Russell
  • Publication number: 20090317551
    Abstract: A production assembly and associated process for mass producing such as a thermoplastic pallet and which utilizes a multiple insert supporting and continuously moving carousels inter-faceable with an input line upon which is transported a plurality of rigid and planar shaped inserts, as well as an output line a spaced relationship from the input line for removing, from the carousel, the resin coated articles. The invention further teaches a series of subset variants for spray applying a two part resin and hardener upon the insert according to a selected thickness, following which the inserts are cured and dried prior to transferring to the output line and in order to create a finished product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Applicant: Oria Collapsibles, LLC
    Inventor: Miguel A. Linares
  • Publication number: 20090260567
    Abstract: A tattoo applicator for applying temporary tattoos to a subject, the tattoo applicator including a handheld housing and a sponge moveably supported by the housing to moisten the temporary tattoo and to apply pressure to the temporary tattoo. In some examples, the housing defines a retaining slot for receiving a tattoo-forming sheet. In some examples, the tattoo applicator includes a timer. In some examples, the tattoo applicator includes a push rod and a tattoo mount supported by the housing, the tattoo mount defining a port through which the push rod extends. In some examples, the tattoo applicator includes a fluid reservoir mounted to the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventors: Melissa Ozuna, Erika Kane, Craig Stock
  • Publication number: 20090246404
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for producing a screen is provided. The method includes propelling a quantity of paint comprising metallic flakes, such as aluminum flakes, toward the screen. The method also includes applying at least one magnetic field in a vicinity of the screen, wherein applying the at least one magnetic field causes at least one metallic flake in the quantity of paint to be oriented relative to the screen in a substantially preferred orientation, thereby producing a screen exhibiting beneficial projection qualities, such as brightness. The magnetic field(s) applied may be unsymmetric in the time domain of, for example, an AC component of the magnetic field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Inventors: Josh Greer, Mel Siegel, Lenny Lipton, Matt Cowan
  • Publication number: 20090197064
    Abstract: The invention concerns in particular a method for depositing a nanometric multilayer thin film on a substrate from a liquid solution containing at least one surfactant. The method includes the following steps: forming a film from the solution; contacting the substrate; and depositing the film on the substrate. The invention is particularly formed to enable depositing black films on different types of surfaces, in particular for obtaining highly organized films. The films obtained by the method are particularly useful in electronics and optics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2007
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Inventor: Jean-Jacques Benattar
  • Publication number: 20090169825
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a composite material, the method comprising: growing two or more layers of reinforcement in-situ; and impregnating each layer with a matrix before growing the next layer. The reinforcement layers may be formed by a chemical vapour deposition process. The method can be used as an additive layer manufacturing technique to form a component with a desired shape and physical characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: AIRBUS UK LIMITED
    Inventors: Benjamin Lionel Farmer, Daniel Mark Johns, John Maurice Price
  • Publication number: 20090165711
    Abstract: A treating section has substrate treatment lines arranged one over the other for treating substrates while transporting the substrates substantially horizontally. An IF section transports the substrates fed from each substrate treatment line to an exposing machine provided separately from this apparatus. The substrates are transported to the exposing machine in the order in which the substrates are loaded into the treating section. The throughput of this apparatus can be improved greatly, without increasing the footprint, since the substrate treatment lines are arranged one over the other. Each substrate can be controlled easily since the order of the substrates transported to the exposing machine is in agreement with the order of the substrates loaded into the treating section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: SOKUDO Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Ogura, Tsuyoshi Mitsuhashi, Yoshiteru Fukutomi, Kenya Morinishi, Yasuo Kawamatsu, Hiromichi Nagashima
  • Publication number: 20090139450
    Abstract: A treating section includes a plurality of treating blocks juxtaposed horizontally. Each treating block is vertically divided into stories. Each story includes treating units and a main transport mechanism. Substrates are transportable between the same stories of the treating blocks. Further, the substrates are transportable between different stories. Thus, the apparatus can transport the substrates flexibly between the treating blocks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Applicant: SOKUDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Ogura, Tsuyoshi Mitsuhashi, Yoshiteru Fukutomi, Kenya Morinishi, Yasuo Kawamatsu, Hiromichi Nagashima
  • Patent number: 7537661
    Abstract: When it is determined that an end process flag is not stored in memory, there is a possibility that the recovery operation was not executed normally and the viscosity increased or fixed coating liquid exist in a liquid holding member and liquid flow paths. Therefore, a filling operation for generating stronger fluidization than a normal filling operation is carried out as a filling operation also acting as a restoration operation. That is, a pump is operated at a predetermined rotating speed for a specified time, which is longer than the specified time for the normal filling operation. By this, the viscosity increased coating liquid existing in the liquid holding space and the respective liquid flow paths is re-fluidized to an extent that will not interfere with circulation, and normal filling of the coating liquid is carried out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshinori Nakagawa, Osamu Iwasaki, Atsuhiko Masuyama, Naomi Oshio, Naoji Otsuka
  • Publication number: 20090092856
    Abstract: A solid film-formation material feeding apparatus includes a supercritical fluid supply source for supplying supercritical fluid; and a column which is connected to the supercritical fluid supply source, and has a hollow part which is filled with a filler which is inactive for the supercritical fluid, wherein the hollow part can be further filled with a solid film-formation material which is soluble in the supercritical fluid. A column assembly which includes a plurality of the columns which may be connected in parallel to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2008
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Applicant: ELPIDA MEMORY, INC.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki ODE
  • Patent number: 7513213
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system for coating food items such as coating empty ice cream cones subsequently containing ice cream. A liquid recovery apparatus is used in the method, apparatus, and system and is fashioned in a tray-like manner to form a slideway that includes a bottom section with openings that have collars along with opposing sidewalls and endwalls that together enable containment of coating liquid such as a chocolate coating. The chocolate coating is recovered and thereby reused as a subsequent topping for the filled ice cream cone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Christian Mangé, Jared Vandemark
  • Publication number: 20090025631
    Abstract: A gas-tight module capable of preventing the collapse of a pattern formed on a principal surface of a substrate, without lowering throughput. A load lock module of a substrate processing system includes a transfer arm, a chamber, and a load lock module exhaust system. A plate-like member is disposed in the chamber such as to face the principal surface of a wafer transferred into the chamber. An exhaust passage isolated from the remaining space in the chamber is defined by the wafer and the plate-like member at a location right above the principal surface of the wafer. The sectional area of the exhaust passage is smaller than that of the remaining space in the chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2008
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi MORIYA