Electrostatic And/or Electromagnetic Attraction Or Projection Of Coating Material To Work Patents (Class 118/621)
  • Patent number: 11935669
    Abstract: A method for dispersing conductive particles includes: forming an electric field between a first electrode and a second electrode of an electrostatic adsorption device including the first electrode including a disposition part having electrostatic diffusivity or conductivity on which particles are disposed and the second electrode including an adsorption part having electrostatic diffusivity or conductivity and facing the disposition part, to cause a blend particle in which the conductive particles each having a particle size smaller than a particle size of an intermediate particle are attached to the intermediate particle and which is disposed on the disposition part, to reciprocate between the disposition part and the adsorption part, and to cause the conductive particles to be adsorbed onto the adsorption part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Inventors: Shohei Yamazaki, Hiroyuki Izawa, Toshiyuki Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 11077673
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electrostatic printing apparatus that can produce a conductive transparent electrode substrate for use in an organic EL device or the like, which is inexpensive and highly reliable. The electrostatic printing apparatus of the present invention includes a power supply (13), a conductive ejection unit (11) that ejects an ink for forming an insulating film to a target electrode (22), a control unit (12) that applies a bias voltage to the conductive ejection unit (11), and a pulse control unit (14) that applies a pulse voltage to the target electrode (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: HotaluX, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshikazu Sakaguchi
  • Patent number: 11028563
    Abstract: Provided is a water faucet capable of ensuring a required strength even when an exterior of the water faucet is formed with a cross-sectional shape having a longer direction and a shorter direction in a cross-section. The water faucet (1) comprises: an exterior member (4) having a longer direction (L1) in a cross-section and a shorter direction (W1) in the cross-section, and forming an exterior of the water faucet (1); a discharging port (34) for discharging water therefrom; a water-conducting member (8) for providing fluid communication between the discharging port (34) and a water supply source for supplying water to the discharging port (34); and a reinforcement member (10) provided inside the exterior member (4) so as to reinforce the exterior member (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Nagaiwa, Ryoichi Sugimoto, Daisuke Kazaoka
  • Patent number: 10674758
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for unwinding a bobbin of a coiled sheet, the method comprising: ?providing a bobbin of a coiled sheet, the bobbin comprising a free portion of the sheet unwound from the bobbin; ?arranging a blade between the free portion of the sheet and the remaining of the sheet coiled in the bobbin in such a way that the blade is in contact to the sheet coiled in the bobbin; and ?vibrating the blade while unwinding the sheet from the bobbin. The present invention also relates to an unwinding apparatus for unwinding a bobbin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventor: Johann Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10478847
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an operating method for a coating system, in particular for a painting system, for coating components (2), in particular motor vehicle body components (2), having the following steps: conveying, by means of a conveying device (3), the components (2) to be coated in a conveying direction through a coating booth (1), coating the components (2) in the coating booth (1) with a coating product by means of an application device (17-19) which applies a spray jet of the coating product, a portion of the applied coating product being deposited on the components (2) to be coated while another portion of the applied coating product floats into the interior of the coating booth (1) as an excess coating product mist (21), and reducing the excess coating product mist (21) from the interior of the booth by means in addition to or other than the downwardly directed air flow generated by a filter ceiling. In addition, the disclosure includes a correspondingly designed coating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: DÜRR SYSTEMS AG
    Inventors: Harry Krumma, Benjamin Wöhr, Frank Herre, Detlev Hannig, Alexander Meissner, Andreas Federmann, Pascal Spathelf, Michael Lauer, Robert Baumeister, Martin Weidle
  • Patent number: 10406544
    Abstract: A powder-dispensing device in the form of a dense-phase powder pump or of a powder injector is provided to deliver coating powder from a powder reservoir to a powder-spraying device. To make the spray coating operation easier for the customer and to be able to make it more cost-effective, without having to compromise on good coating quality and good coating efficiency, a control device is integrated in the powder-dispensing device or is connected, in particular directly, to the powder-dispensing device and is designed to establish at least one parameter that is characteristic of a spray coating procedure carried out with the powder-coating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Felix Mauchle
  • Patent number: 10399097
    Abstract: An electrostatic coating method in which a plurality of coating materials is respectively retained in a plurality of coating-material containers in a coating material cartridge, and the coating materials are changed by a valve at the time of sending of each of the coating materials, in an electrostatic coating device, each of the coating materials is sent from the coating material cartridge to a coating machine via a common path according to the change, and multilayer coating is performed by the electrostatic coating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventors: Shunya Kobayashi, Misa Murakami, Isamu Yamasaki, Hiroya Mitani, Hirokazu Ohta, Kengo Honma
  • Patent number: 10239072
    Abstract: A grounding dissipation unit for a paint delivery apparatus for delivering paint is disclosed. The paint delivery apparatus includes a first paint line for carrying paint from a canister, a second paint line for carrying paint to an ionizing applicator for electrically charging paint, a first water line for carrying water to a grounding source, a second water line carrying water to the grounding dissipation unit, and a third water line for carrying water to a dump. The grounding dissipation unit includes a core made of an electrically conductive material. A paint bore in the core connects the paint lines, and a water bore in the core connects to the water lines to ground the system. The paint bore and water bore do no intersect within the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Graham Scaife, Koji Shido, Masashi Honma, Norihiko Sudo
  • Patent number: 10156062
    Abstract: A plastic water channel main body of a temperature adjustable water tap includes a plastic H-shaped frame and a water sealing plate. A water outlet leading upward is disposed in the middle of a transverse pipe of the frame. Two ends of the transverse pipe are connected to valve seats protruding upward. An inner hole of the transverse pipe enables the water outlet to communicate with inner cavities of the two valve seats. The bottom of each valve seat is provided with a water inlet and a water inlet pipe extending downward. Each water inlet pipe communicates with the water inlet of the corresponding valve seat. The front of the transverse pipe is provided with a channel communicating with the inner hole and cutting into the inner cavities of the two valve seats. The water sealing plate is fixed on the opening of the channel and seals the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Inventor: Lianhua Mao
  • Patent number: 10126888
    Abstract: A manufacturing process of an electrode substrate includes a step of forming a protective layer so as to cover a conductor pattern by applying raw material liquid discharged as droplets to an upper surface of a substrate in a first region and a second region of the upper surface of the substrate. At this time, an application amount of the raw material liquid per unit area in the second region is made smaller than an application amount of the raw material liquid per unit area in the first region, so that an average film thickness of the protective layer of a portion formed in the second region is made smaller than an average film thickness of the protective layer of a portion formed in the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: JAPAN DISPLAY INC.
    Inventors: Koji Ishizaki, Hayato Kurasawa, Masanobu Ikeda, Yoshihiro Watanabe, Toshimasa Ishigaki, Daisuke Sonoda, Tatsuya Ide
  • Patent number: 10102945
    Abstract: Provided is a coating device and a method capable of coating a conductor of a plurality of electrical wires with coating material with simple configuration and of coating without exposing the conductor. A nozzle and a coating area of a terminal-equipped electrical wire are applied to voltage by a voltage applying unit such as to be electrified with polarity different from each other, and jetting jet liquid forms jet liquid over the whole coating area, forms the coating layer with anticorrosion material on a surface of the terminal-equipped electrical wire, and coats the coating area including a conductor with anticorrosion material without being exposed. Furthermore, it is possible to allow the nozzle jet the jet liquid and to move the nozzle in an arranging direction of the terminal-equipped electrical wire, and also to coat the coating area of the terminal-equipped electrical wire with anticorrosion material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke Miyakawa, Yasunobu Matsumoto, Takaji Shimada
  • Patent number: 10086386
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a coating nozzle which has a plurality of discharge holes and which can reduce variations in the discharge of a coating material from the discharge holes. A coating nozzle (10) includes: a plurality of supply holes (40a to 40t) which are formed in a supply surface (35) so as to be aligned on a circle (D) with a first position (45) in the center; a plurality of discharge holes (50a to 50t) which are formed in a discharge surface (20) so as to be aligned on a straight line (L); and a plurality of communication hole paths (60a to 60t) which make the supply holes (40a to 40t) linearly communicate with the discharge holes (50a to 50t), respectively and in which the communication distances thereof are substantially equal to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gaku Kawabe, Shinya Murakami
  • Patent number: 10058880
    Abstract: An electrostatic coating device and an electrostatic coating method each achieve a reduction in working hours and efficient coating at the time when layers are coated with colors. The electrostatic coating device includes a coating material cartridge that includes coating-material containers, a valve that makes a change of colors of coating materials, a common path through which coating materials are able to pass according to the change, and a cleaning circuit that cleans up the common path. The coating material cartridge is configured to be removable from a coating machine. The coating material cartridge may include individual paths respectively connected to the coating-material containers and each of which one of the coating materials passes through, and valves each connected to the common path and respectively connected to the individual paths. Each of the valves may open and close a conduit line between the common path and a corresponding coating-material container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventors: Shunya Kobayashi, Misa Murakami, Isamu Yamasaki, Hiroya Mitani, Hirokazu Ohta, Kengo Honma
  • Patent number: 9951501
    Abstract: A connection structure for a plastic water channel main body of a temperature regulating faucet, comprising: an H-shaped skeleton and a water seal plate. The H-shaped skeleton is made of plastic, including: a lateral tube, having opening provided thereon; two tube-shaped valve seats, connected respectively to both ends of the lateral tube, with its inner cavity connected and in communication with channels of the lateral tube, on a flange at an upper port is provided with outer threads, at its lower end water input port is disposed a water input tube having outer threads and extending downward. The water seal plate is made of plastic, used to fix around and seal the opening of the lateral tube. The opening is provided on an upper end face of the lateral tube and extending into the tube-shaped valve seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Inventors: Xi-Min Chen, Feng Lin, Xian-Hai Lin
  • Patent number: 9862799
    Abstract: Provided is a poly-p-xylyene having at least one chemically active functional group present in a form of particles. In an embodiment, the functionalized poly-p-xylylene is synthesized via CVD, and electrospinning is then performed at a relatively low polymer concentration, so as to produce functionalized poly-p-xylylene particles. The functionalized poly-p-xylyene particles have a particle size at nano-scale or micro-scale. Such functionalized poly-p-xylyene particles can be applied to biological fields extensively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Inventors: Hsien-Yeh Chen, Hsin-Ying Ho, Ho-Yi Sun, Cheng-Yuan Fang
  • Patent number: 9662669
    Abstract: A current detection resistor is connected between an output terminal of a high voltage generator and an air motor. A coater current detector detects a coater current supplied to a coater based on a potential difference taking place on both terminals of the current detection resistor. The high-voltage control device serves to discriminate based on the coater current detected by the coater current detector whether the coater is caused to be close to a coating object. When it is discriminated that the coater is caused to be close to the coating object, the high-voltage control device outputs a shut-off signal for shutting off supply of the power supply voltage to the power supply voltage control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: ABB K.K.
    Inventor: Yukio Yamada
  • Patent number: 9373427
    Abstract: Methods and devices for transporting and/or providing electricity are provided herein. In some embodiments, this includes a flexible conduit and charge carrying microparticles provided therein. In some embodiments the microparticles are charged at a first charging terminal, moved to a new location where there is a charge collecting terminal, where the charge on the microparticle can then be discharged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventor: Aya Seike
  • Patent number: 9289973
    Abstract: A transfer decorating machine that utilizes powdered material or granules comprises: a mobile rest surface (10), on which the objects to be decorated are translated according to a predetermined direction; a device for the application of a decoration, operating above the mobile rest surface (10) and provided with a mobile transfer belt (3), which is a closed loop between movement rollers (2, 20) having mutually parallel axes, and serves the function of receiving a decoration realized with powdered material or granules (9) and then transferring it on objects to be decorated. Said device comprises a first unit (100) suitable for composing a decoration on the transfer belt (3) and a second unit (200) that carries out the transfer of the decoration from the transfer belt (3) onto an object to be decorated. The transfer belt (3) is commanded to move in a direction concordant with that of the mobile rest surface (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: SYSTEM S.P.A.
    Inventors: Franco Stefani, Carlo Antonio Camorani
  • Patent number: 9182174
    Abstract: A component is treated in a fluidized bed by insertion of only a treatment part of the component into the treatment chamber of a fluidized bed apparatus. The non-treatment part of the component is located substantially outside the treatment chamber and out of contact with the fluidized bed. The boundary between the treatment part and the non-treatment part of the component is defined by a boundary containment surface at a fixed location with respect to the component. The boundary containment surface may be a seal which seals between the component to be treated and an aperture in a side wall of the treatment chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: Bhrami Jegatheeswaram Pillai, Daniel Clark, Paul Anthony Goulding, Daniel Jason Howe, Kin Keung Chan, Ian Edward Mitchell
  • Patent number: 9032905
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for coating a substrate using one or more liquid raw materials, includes: at least one atomizer for atomizing the one or more liquid raw materials into droplets, charging means for electrically charging the droplets during or after the atomization and a deposition chamber in which the droplets are deposited on the substrate, the deposition chamber being provided with one or more electric fields for guiding the electrically charged droplets on the substrate. According to the invention there is a charging chamber arranged upstream of the deposition chamber and provided with charging means for electrically charging the droplets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: BENEQ OY
    Inventors: Sami Kauppinen, Markku Rajala
  • Publication number: 20150125619
    Abstract: An electrostatic application apparatus 100 comprises a tubular electrode 1 forming a first flow path F1 whose inner surface is formed of an electrically conductive wall; a counter electrode 20 placed to block an extension of an axis line of the first flow path F1; a power source 30 applying a voltage between the tubular electrode 1 and the counter electrode 20, and a liquid supply unit 40 supplying a liquid to the first flow path F1. If an axial length of the first flow path F1 is L1 and an inside diameter of the first flow path F1 is D1, then L1/D1 is 35 or more, the inside diameter D1 of the first flow path is 0.5 to 2.0 mm, and the length L1 of the first flow path is 20 to 100 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Tsutomu Ueno
  • Publication number: 20150125609
    Abstract: A spray coating system has a wash module with an enclosed wash space. A plurality of liquid tanks disperse liquids within the wash space via emitters. A spray module has at least one spray port coupled to an enclosed spray space. A part hanger dimensioned to carry parts, is rotatable about a vertical axis while in the wash space and the spray space. A conveyor may be included, for example, for transporting the part hanger between the wash space and the spray space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Torrent Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Lawrence Wayne Savage
  • Publication number: 20150110966
    Abstract: A method for making a medium for transferring a univocal pattern, comprising the steps of preparing a transfer medium (1) provided with a transfer surface (2), preparing an amount of encapsulated microdrops (3) of color, applying a layer of adhesive material (4) or other material or technique adapted to stably withhold said micro droplets at least on said transfer surface, randomly distributing an amount of encapsulated microdrops of color at least on said surface. Apparatus for implementing the method and medium thereby obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Claudio SELVA
  • Patent number: 8985051
    Abstract: A coating apparatus produces a spray of charged droplets and controls the spray angle of travel of the spray toward the object to be coated. Electrically charging droplets minimizes the amount of coating material required to uniformly coat a surface as compared to conventional web coating techniques such as blade coating. An inductive ring guides the spray charged droplets as they exit the nozzle of a spray device. The electrostatic repulsion between the charged droplets insures that a uniform coating of liquid formulation can be applied to a web surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Honeywell ASCa Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Crawford
  • Patent number: 8978580
    Abstract: A rotary atomizing head is mounted on a fore end side of a motor. A shaping air ring having a plurality of air outlet holes at fixed intervals is provided on a rear side of the rotary atomizing head. Outer surfaces of the air motor and outer surfaces of the shaping air ring are enshrouded over the entire circumference by a cover member formed of an electrically insulating material. An external electrode assembly is provided radially outwardly of the cover member. An annular projecting portion which projects forward is provided on the shaping air ring over the entire circumference. The air outlet holes are open in a fore distal end of this annular projecting portion. As a result, a corona discharge can be generated by allowing an electric field to be concentrated at the fore distal end of the annular protecting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: ABB K.K.
    Inventor: Yukio Yamada
  • Publication number: 20150064142
    Abstract: According to some aspects, tissue scaffolds are provided that comprise one or more types of nanofibers. In some embodiments, one or more design features are incorporated into a tissue scaffold (e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Harvard Apparatus Regenerative Technology
    Inventors: David Green, Ron Sostek
  • Publication number: 20150030781
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a spark discharge generator. The spark discharge system of the present invention includes a plurality of columnar electrodes and a ground plate having a plurality of outlet holes at positions corresponding to the columnar electrodes. The use of the spark discharge generator enables the production of a three-dimensionally shaped nanostructure array on a large area in a uniform and rapid manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Man Soo Choi, Kyungyeon Ha, Hoseop Choi, Kyuhee Han, Kinam Jung, Dongjoon Lee, Sukbyung Chae
  • Publication number: 20150017340
    Abstract: The invention relates to a painting booth for coating components, particularly for painting motor vehicle body components, with a booth wall (10) and a coating agent line (1), which runs from the exterior of the booth through the booth wall (10) into the interior of the booth. The invention proposes that the coating agent line (1) has an electrically conductive and axially running potential-compensating element (15) inside the line for electrically connecting the coating agent inside the line to an electrical reference potential, said potential-compensating element (15) extending from the exterior of the booth through the booth wall (10), so that the free end of the potential-compensating element (15) is inside the booth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Andreas Collmer
  • Patent number: 8931430
    Abstract: A spray applicator system is provided with a reservoir manifold assembly having a separate reservoir for each different coating to be applied. Reservoirs are filled from a coating supply system and isolated electrically from the supply system when coating is dispensed from a reservoir to the applicator. Multiple sets of reservoirs can be used, so that an empty reservoir in one set can be filled while coating is dispensed from a reservoir in the other set. The set of reservoirs in which a reservoir is being filled is isolated electrically from the applicator, and of the set of reservoirs in which a reservoir is dispensing coating to the applicator is isolated electrically from the supply system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Finishing Brands Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Ghaffar Kazkaz, John P. Wojcik, James P. Baltz, David M. Seitz, Roger T. Cedoz, Lee A. Sheridan
  • Patent number: 8906467
    Abstract: Target substrates are electrostatically coated by flowing an electrically isolated wet coating composition containing waterborne coalescable polymeric binder into an electrostatic coating apparatus (100), depositing the coating composition onto a rotating electrostatically-charged atomizer (104) and then onto the target substrate, flowing an electrically isolated aqueous cleaning liquid into the apparatus before deposition of the coating composition onto the rotating atomizer is halted or interrupted, and depositing the aqueous cleaning liquid onto the atomizer before or within a sufficiently short time after a halt or interruption in coating composition deposition onto the atomizer so that a coalesced polymeric binder film does not accumulate on the atomizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian L. Marty, Heidi M. Turner, Larry L. Herfindal, Andrea J. Edwards
  • Publication number: 20140356545
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for industrial and professional electrostatic painting, in accordance with ionization parameters predetermined according to the type of material to be painted and implemented using an electrostatically charged pressurized carrier fluid (whether positively charged, negatively charged, or in the neutral plasma state) combined to a flow of atomized liquid paint or powder paint, including a step of oxygen-enrichment of the paint-carrier fluid in order to obtain a higher degree of electrostatic grip of the carrier fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: EUROSIDER S.A.S. di Milli Ottavio & C.
    Inventor: Ottavio MILLI
  • Patent number: 8869740
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of applying particles to a coated backing. A first layer of particles is created over a second layer of particles on a support surface and the first layer of particles is different in at least one property from the second layer of particles. A coated backing is positioned above the first and second layer of particles. An electrostatic field is applied simultaneously to the first and second layer of particles such that the first layer of particles closer to the coated backing are preferentially attracted to the coated backing first before the second layer of particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Louis S. Moren, Brian G. Koethe, Ernest L. Thurber
  • Publication number: 20140272173
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for individually positioning and mounting particles on a target carrier according to a predefined pattern. In particular the particles are spheres of an electrically chargeable material with a diameter in the range of 10 micrometer up to one millimeter and are electrically conductive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Oce-Technologies B.V.
    Inventor: Theodorus A.G. HEEREN
  • Publication number: 20140255615
    Abstract: The present inventions relate to the formation of a thin polymer film on a substrate. Apparatus is described for transforming a solid polymer resist into an aerosol of small particles, electrostatically charging and depositing the particles onto a substrate, and flowing the particles into a continuous layer. Apparatus is further described for transforming solid resist into an aerosol of small particles by heating the resist to form a low viscosity liquid such as is compatible with nebulization and applying the techniques of jet or impact nebulization and aerosol particle sizing to form the aerosol. A method is further described of using ionized gas to confer charge onto the aerosol particles and using a progression of charging devices establish an electric field directing the flow of charged particles to the substrate. The progression of charging devices and associated apparatus results in high collection efficiency for the aerosol particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Guy M. Danner, Vladimir S. Tarasov, Peter E. Kane, Peter G. Madden, Holly G. Gates, Emanuel M. Sachs
  • Publication number: 20140248416
    Abstract: An apparatus for producing a controlled dosage of bioactive agent is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas Anthony, Yaacov Almog, Omar Gila
  • Patent number: 8800479
    Abstract: A system for in-process orientation of particles used in direct-write inks for fabricating a component may include a device for polarizing direct-write particles in an aerosol. An outlet may direct the aerosol including the polarized direct-write particles on a substrate to form a component. An apparatus may cause the polarized direct-write particles to be aligned in a selected orientation to form the component with predetermined characteristics when deposited on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Jonathan B. Vance, Scott R. Johnston
  • Patent number: 8795577
    Abstract: An electrospinning apparatus may include a first spinneret and a second spinneret, each including a reservoir and an orifice. The first and second spinnerets may have first and second electrical charges, respectively. The first spinneret orifice may be located substantially opposite the second spinneret orifice. The first and second spinnerets may be used to prepare a medical device defining a lumen with a proximal end, a distal end, a luminal surface and an abluminal surface. The first spinneret orifice distal end may be configured to be located outside of the medical device lumen and between about 0.1 inches and about 6.0 inches from the medical device abluminal surface. The second spinneret orifice distal end may be configured to be located in the medical device lumen and between about 0.1 inches and about 6.0 inches from the medical device luminal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: David E. Orr, William F. Moore, Siddharth Vad
  • Publication number: 20140209691
    Abstract: Selective deposition of magnetic material such as particles, and producing a pre-laminated stack of shielding layers for offsetting attenuation of RF caused by a metal face plate of a smart card (or tag) or a metallized layer near a passive transponder. Coated or uncoated magnetic particles of different sizes may be used to increase the packing density of the material after its deposition on a substrate. Magnetography-based techniques may be used to apply the particles, at high packing density, including different-sized particles to a substrate such as PVC. Magnetic particles may be used as a carrier medium to deposit other particles nanoparticles. A system for selective deposition is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventors: David Finn, Mustafa Lotya
  • Publication number: 20140188045
    Abstract: Device, system, method of coating an expandable member is provided. The method comprises providing an expandable member with a plurality of folds defined therein, the expandable member having a folded configuration and a fully expanded configuration at a rated nominal pressure. The expandable member is inflated to an initial pressure of from 10% to about 300% of nominal pressure. A therapeutic agent is disposed on at least a portion of the expandable member. The expandable member is partially deflated to an intermediate pressure by withdrawing an amount of inflation medium from the expandable member, and by applying an external force to the expandable member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Benjamyn Serna, Binh Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20140168781
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a light converging device and a repairing machine having the light converging device. The light converging device includes a transparent plate, and a number of protrusions arranged on the transparent plate each which has a convex surface. The convex surfaces of the protrusions form a light emitting side of the light converging device. With the light converging device with the light emitting side being formed by a number of protrusions, the light can be converged by the light converging device to evenly distribute the energy of the light corresponding to the to-be-repaired position and further improve the yield rate of the repairing operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: Wen-da Cheng, Chujen Wu
  • Publication number: 20140141176
    Abstract: Method and system for fabricating a thin film composite including providing a porous polymeric substrate membrane having a surface. At least one polyelectrolyte later can be deposited onto the surface of the substrate membrane, which can impart a charge to the surface. The substrate membrane can be immersed into a bath including a nanoparticle solution, thereby depositing at least one nanoparticle-only layer on the substrate membrane to form a thin film composite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
    Inventors: Christopher Durning, Luis Escobar-Ferrand
  • Publication number: 20140127417
    Abstract: The present invention has to do with a method and system for coating and curing engineered wood products (EWP) in general, and the edges of EWPs in particular. One method for coating and curing medium density fiberboard (MDF) and other engineered wood laminates using coatings is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventor: Michael J. Chapman
  • Publication number: 20140109830
    Abstract: Exemplary painting devices for painting components, e.g., motor vehicle bodies or parts thereof may include a multi-axis painting robot positioning an atomizer, a robot controller for controlling the painting robot, and a controls enclosure comprising the robot controller. An exemplary controls enclosure may be a load-bearing column that mechanically supports the painting robot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: DÜRR SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventors: Frank Herre, Jurgen Haas, Thomas Hezel, Bernd Leiensetter
  • Publication number: 20140106079
    Abstract: A system, including an electrostatic spray system, including an electrostatic tool configured to spray a material with an electrostatic charge, and a target with a surface finish greater than or equal to a number 4 mirror finish configured to receive a material sprayed by the electrostatic tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Finishing Brands Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Andrew Myers, Payton Xavier Cozart
  • Patent number: 8693081
    Abstract: A device and method of making and using the same. The device includes first and second substrates that are spaced to define a fluid space. Polar and non-polar fluids occupy the fluid space. A first electrode, with a dielectric layer, is positioned on the first substrate and electrically coupled to at least one voltage source, which is configured to supply an electrical bias to the first electrode. The fluid space includes at least one fluid splitting structure that is configured to facilitate the movement of the non-polar fluid into a portion of the polar fluid. Fluid splitting structure assisted movement of the non-polar fluid splits the polar fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: University of Cincinnati
    Inventors: Jason Heikenfeld, Matthew Hagedon, Kenneth Dean Andrew
  • Patent number: 8683942
    Abstract: Chemical bath deposition (CBD) apparatuses and fabrication methods for compound thin films are presented. A chemical bath deposition apparatus includes a chemical bath reaction container, a substrate chuck for fixing a substrate arranged face-down toward the bottom of the chemical bath reaction container, multiple solution containers connecting to a reaction solution mixer and further connection to the chemical bath reaction container, and a temperature control system including a first heater controlling the temperature of the chemical bath reaction container, a second heater controlling the temperature of the substrate chuck, and a third heater controlling the temperature of the multiple solution containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Chung-Shin Wu, Pei-Sun Sheng, Wei-Tse Hsu
  • Publication number: 20140060842
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for making up fracturing fluid with coated proppant. The method applies opposed electrical charges to the proppant and its coating to create a uniform coating without extensive mechanical mixing, and additionally, the method applies opposed electrical charges to the coated proppant and fracturing fluid to enhance mixing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Kenneth Gregory Neal, Philip D. Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20140037945
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a substrate bonding technique having a wide range of application. [Solution] A silicon thin film is formed on a bonding surface, and the interface with the substrate is surface-treated using energetic particles/metal particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventors: Tadatomo Suga, Akira Yamauchi, Ryuichi Kondou, Yoshiie Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20140030825
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for manufacturing an inorganic thin-film solar cell, the apparatus including: a substrate stage which is mounted in a chamber and in which a solar cell substrate is disposed; and an inorganic powder supply unit including a nozzle configured to discharge an inorganic powder aerosol containing an inorganic powder onto the substrate stage in a supersonic flow so as to form a solar cell layer on the solar cell substrate, and an inorganic powder supply portion configured to supply the inorganic powder aerosol to the nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventors: Jung Jae Park, Do Yeon Kim, Jong Gun Lee, Min Wook Lee, Suk Goo Yoon
  • Publication number: 20140030315
    Abstract: A system for manufacturing an artificial construct suitable for transplantation into a biological organism that includes a two or three three-dimensional preform that is based on the actual two or three-dimensional structure of a native mammalian tissue; and an electrospinning apparatus, wherein the electrospinning apparatus is operative to deposit at least one layer of polymer fibers on the preform to form a polymer scaffold, and wherein the orientation of the fibers in the scaffold relative to one another is substantially parallel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventor: Jed K. JOHNSON