To Remove Or Spread Applied Coating By Gas Blast Patents (Class 118/63)
  • Patent number: 11071244
    Abstract: A device for coating seeds with a liquid dressing solution, including a housing delimiting a chamber for accommodating the seeds, a rotating system for mixing the seeds and the dressing solution, an air duct for feeding hot air into the chamber and a separating unit which is permeable to the hot air and separates the air duct from the chamber. According to this invention, the separating unit includes at least one perforated metal sheet that has an inner face facing towards the chamber, an outer face facing towards the air duct and a plurality of projections, wherein a projection rises obliquely in the direction of the outer face and forms an opening inlet, which is inclined to the metal sheet plane, on the outer face. This invention further relates to a method in which the device is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: BAYER CROPSCIENCE AG
    Inventors: Guido Wenig, Heinz-Friedrich Schnier, Hartwig Kempkes, Anja Ehrig, Hans-Jürgen Mandt
  • Patent number: 10780381
    Abstract: The present technology is generally related to a filter assembly. The filter assembly has a first layer has a base layer defining a first perimeter region and a region central to the first perimeter region. A first adhesive is disposed on a first surface of the first layer substantially within the central region, and first adsorbent beads are coupled to the first adhesive. A second layer has a first sheet of filter material having a second perimeter region, wherein the first perimeter region and the second perimeter region are bonded. A third layer has a second sheet of filter material having a third perimeter region, wherein the first perimeter region and the third perimeter region are bonded. The base layer, second layer, and third layer are substantially coextensive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel L. Tuma, Ryan M. Callahan
  • Patent number: 10583453
    Abstract: A metering device is disclosed for regulating the depth of flowable product coating a surface movable relative to the metering device by directing an air curtain towards the surface. The metering device comprises a body (10) having an interior chamber (12), an inlet for connecting the chamber to a source of gas under super-ambient pressure; and an opening (16) communicating with the chamber and having a mouth through which gas is discharged from the chamber towards the surface to form the air curtain. A porous or reticulated membrane (18) is secured to, or formed integrally with, the body of the device to lie in the path of the gas discharged through the mouth of the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: LANDA LABS (2012) LTD
    Inventors: Benzion Landa, Anton Krassilnikov
  • Patent number: 10507642
    Abstract: A roller arrangement for printing apparatus comprises a first roller. The first roller comprises a plurality of cells. Each of the plurality of cells receives an amount of a coating material. The roller arrangement further comprises an extractor to remove at least a portion of the coating material from a selected set of the plurality of the cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: HP Indigo B.V.
    Inventors: Lior Lewinz, Gil Fisher, Stylianos Manousakis
  • Patent number: 10472711
    Abstract: An air knife includes: a nozzle main body provided so as to inject gas in response to the width of the steel plate; a nozzle lip installed on at least one of the upper section and the lower section of an outlet of the nozzle main body and extending inclinedly so that the injection cross-sectional area of the gas becomes narrow; and at least one moment generation unit, provided at one side of the nozzle lip, for generating a rotation moment so that the nozzle lip is curved in the width direction of the steel plate and a gap between other nozzle lips varies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: POSCO
    Inventors: Chang-Woon Jee, Yong-Hun Kweon, Yeon-Chae Jeung
  • Patent number: 10376906
    Abstract: A gas and liquid knife and a control method thereof are provided. The gas and liquid knife includes a chamber and a knife head. An ejection opening is provided at the knife head The knife head has a first knife lip and a second knife lip. The ejection opening is defined between a first inner wall of the first knife lip and a second inner wall of the second knife lip. The chamber is defined between the first wall plate and the second wall plate slidably connected with each other. The first knife lip connects to the first wall plate. The second knife lip connects to the second wall plate. The first knife lip and second knife lip moves relatively as the first wall plate and the second wall plate slides relatively, such that a minimum distance between the first inner wall and the second inner wall could be changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hongbo Zhang, Qingqing Ma, Zhaozeng Wu, Yubao Zi, Zuhong Liu
  • Patent number: 10344795
    Abstract: A shaft structure installed in a shaft capable of making a power-transmission, the shaft structure including: a male component having a plurality of male splines formed on an outer peripheral part thereof; and a female component having a plurality of female splines formed on an inner peripheral part thereof, the inner peripheral part configured to allow the outer peripheral part of the male component to be engaged therein so that the male component and the female component can be slidably fitted with respect to each other in an axial direction thereby making up said shaft structure, wherein the outer peripheral part of the male component and the inner peripheral part of the female component have a fabric impregnated with rubber or resin interposed therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: NITTA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichiro Aoki, Yoshiharu Kiyohara, Yoji Ishizaki, Katsuyuki Nakai, Yasuhiro Aoki, Toshihiko Kojima
  • Patent number: 10011897
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device and a method for hot-dip coating a metal strip with a metal covering, wherein the metal strip is directed continuously through a melt bath, wherein the thickness of the metal covering present on the metal strip when it leaves the melt bath is adjusted by means of a scraping device, and wherein slag which is present on the melt bath is driven away from the metal strip leaving the melt bath by means of a gas flow. To prevent slag from coming into contact with the metal strip leaving the melt bath, the invention drives away the slag from the metal strip by means of at least one nozzle which is arranged in close proximity to the metal strip, that a gas flow which extends over the width of the metal strip is directed onto the surface of the melt bath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG
    Inventors: Christopher Gusek, Joerg Schulte, Marc Blumenau, Fred Jindra, Dirk Czupryna, Rudolf Schoenenberg
  • Patent number: 9951407
    Abstract: The present invention reduces the amount of gas consumed, edge-overcoating and splashing and adjusts plating thickness with high precision by providing a wiping nozzle with: thin plates, which are each inserted into a lip from the entrances to the lip for a specified distance to the inside of the two ends of the lip in the sheet width direction in order to seal the gas jet where the thin plates are inserted, and which are movable in the sheet width direction of the lip; and ropes extending in the sheet width direction of the lip so as to track the movements of the thin plates and seal the gas jet in a specified range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: PRIMETALS TECHNOLOGIES JAPAN, LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Yonekura, Masao Tanbara, Masashi Yoshikawa
  • Patent number: 9868136
    Abstract: A device for producing a coated steel sheet includes: a blowing-off unit which sprays a gas onto and remove an excessive coating that accumulates along a side edge of a steel sheet that threads along one direction; and a coating-collection unit which collects the excessive coating removed by the blowing-off unit. The blowing-off unit includes a spray nozzle and a gas supply member. The coating-collection unit includes a duct and a coating container. In a case where the duct is seen in a plan view, an outlet thereof is disposed to fit in and overlap an inside of an opening of the coating container, and in a case where the duct is seen in a side view, a gap is provided between the outlet and the opening of the coating container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuhide Soya, Masayoshi Nagatomi, Fumio Shibao, Hiroyasu Furukawa
  • Patent number: 9685655
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming battery active material on a substrate are disclosed. In one embodiment, an apparatus for depositing a battery active material on a surface of a substrate includes a substrate conveyor system for transporting the substrate within the apparatus, a material spray assembly disposed above the substrate conveyor system, and a first heating element disposed adjacent to the material spray assembly above the substrate conveyor system configured to heat the substrate. The material spray assembly has a 2-D array of nozzles configured to electrospray an electrode forming solution on the surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Fei C. Wang, Hooman Bolandi, Connie P. Wang, Victor Pebenito, Siqing Lu, Michael C. Kutney, Joseph G. Gordon, Robert Z. Bachrach
  • Patent number: 9630220
    Abstract: An air-wiping device for removing particulates, including water, adhering to an elongated member by compressed air is provided. In particular, this invention relates to an air-wiping device that loads said elongated member by opening with a sliding motion in one plane, instead of swinging open in two planes that is commonly to the conventional air-wiping devices embodied in a clamshell configuration, which not only substantially shortens the loading time but also greatly reduces the floor space needed to accommodate said device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventors: Juin-Ping Kuan, Chun-Kuang Kuan, Bruce Kuan
  • Patent number: 9573172
    Abstract: A gas wiping apparatus includes a pair of wiping nozzles which are disposed so as to face each other and interpose a coated steel sheet therebetween in a thickness direction of the coated steel sheet, and each of which ejects a wiping gas along a width direction of the coated steel sheet; a gas shield plate that is disposed at a position which separates toward an outside from each end portion of the coated steel sheet so that the gas shield plate is interposed between the pair of wiping nozzles; and a side nozzle that ejects a gas to form a gas flow along each surface of the gas shield plate in a direction reverse to a direction in which the coated steel sheet is pulled upward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Fukuoka, Yoshihiro Suemune, Tooru Oohashi, Yoko Amano
  • Patent number: 9324984
    Abstract: A method for forming integral separator-electrodes for a battery. The method comprises providing a continuous electrode sheet having an electrode active material deposited on a current collector. The method includes forming a plurality of individual electrodes from the continuous electrode sheet. Each electrode is formed having a center region and a plurality of edges. A separator coating having a substantially uniform thickness is applied to the center region and the plurality of edges of each electrode. The separator coating layer is larger in size than the electrode active material coated area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Xiaosong Huang, Hamid G. Kia
  • Patent number: 9162246
    Abstract: A filling method exhausts gas from inside a slit nozzle that applies coating liquid onto a substrate surface while filling the slit nozzle with the coating liquid. The slit nozzle includes a coating liquid supply opening, a coating liquid discharge outlet, a manifold that is connected to the supply opening and holds the coating liquid inside the slit nozzle, a liquid channel that is connected to the manifold and supplies the coating liquid to the discharge outlet of the slit nozzle, and a ventilation hole for exhausting gas from inside the manifold. The filling method includes: a discharge outlet closing process that closes the discharge outlet while the coating liquid is being fed from the supply opening into the slit nozzle; and a ventilation hole opening process that opens the ventilation hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: HIRATA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Nagata, Osamu Udo
  • Patent number: 9126225
    Abstract: A coating apparatus includes a die coater that supplies a coating liquid to a web. The die coater includes a die main body, a manifold, a slot, a lip face, a mount, a decompression chamber, and a container. The container includes a guide plate guiding the coating liquid or a solvent ejected from the slot of the die coater without bringing the coating liquid or solvent into contact with the mount and the decompression chamber in a non-steady state, in which the coating liquid is not supplied from the die coater to the web. The container collects the coating liquid or the solvent guided by the guide plate. The coating apparatus also includes a liquid discharge tube that is connected to the container and discharges the coating liquid or solvent to an outside of the decompression chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeo Yamada, Kazuya Kojima
  • Patent number: 9032904
    Abstract: A die head is disclosed comprises: a feed slot which is positioned downstream of the moving direction of the substrate and continuously feed the coating solution; a gas suction slot which is positioned upstream of the moving direction of the substrate and suctions a gas so as to create vacuum in the vicinity of the upstream edge of the bead with respect to the moving direction of the substrate; and a gas ejection slot which is positioned between the feed slot and gas suction slot and ejects a gas so as to prevent inflow of the coating solution into the gas suction slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Akihiro Horikawa
  • Patent number: 9027504
    Abstract: A heating apparatus including: a first heating part and a second heating part between which a substrate having a coating film is disposed at a substrate position in the film thickness direction; and a distance control part which controls at least one of a first distance between the substrate position and the first heating part and a second distance between the substrate position and the second heating part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidenori Miyamoto, Tsutomu Sahoda
  • Patent number: 9021982
    Abstract: Provided is a gas wiping device having a box-shaped body which encloses a steel band and gas wiping nozzles, wherein it is possible to prevent splash on the steel band. A gas wiping device provided with a plating bath for storing molten metal, and a box-shaped body placed above the plating bath. The box-shaped body is provided, in the interior, with tubular members disposed along the width direction of a band-shaped body, gas wiping nozzles disposed facing one another on the respective tubular members so as to sandwich the band-shaped body, extending members disposed on both ends of gas wiping nozzle so as to extend towards the direction of gas wiping nozzle, and extending members disposed on both ends of gas wiping nozzle so as to extend towards the direction of gas wiping nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Nisshin Steel Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinichi Koga, Tomohiro Fukuyama
  • Patent number: 9016230
    Abstract: In order to remove treatment liquid (21) from a planar material to be treated (10), which is transported in an assembly for wet-chemical treatment of the material to be treated (10), a retaining surface (4, 14) is provided for holding back the treatment liquid (21). The retaining surface (4, 14) is arranged relative to a transport path of the material to be treated (10) so that a gap (8, 18) remains between the retaining surface (4, 14) and a surface of the material to be treated (10) opposing the retaining surface (4, 14), when the material to be treated (10) is moved past the retaining surface (4, 14). The retaining surface (4, 14) may, for example, be provided as an offset portion of a peripheral surface of a roll (2, 3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Atotech Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Henry Kunze, Ferdinand Wiener
  • Patent number: 9004000
    Abstract: A gas wiping device for preventing splash on a steel band including a box-shaped body enclosing the steel band and gas wiping nozzles is provided with a plating bath for storing molten metal, and a box-shaped body placed above the plating bath. The box-shaped body is provided, in the interior, with gas wiping nozzles disposed facing one another on the respective tubular members so as to sandwich a band-shaped body. Gas wiping nozzle is provided with a first spraying unit capable of spraying gas to the steel band, and a second spraying unit and a third spraying unit capable of spraying gas towards the direction of gas wiping nozzle. Gas wiping nozzle is provided with a fourth spraying unit capable of spraying gas to the steel band, and a fifth spraying unit and a sixth spraying unit capable of spraying gas towards the direction of gas wiping nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Nisshin Steel Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinichi Koga
  • Patent number: 8974859
    Abstract: Methods of pressure coating a target surface of an article comprising one or more grooves formed in an outer surface of an article include fluidly connecting a pressure masker comprising a pressurized masking fluid to one or more coolant supply holes on a first side of the article. The one or more coolant supply holes in fluidic communication with the one or more grooves. Passing the pressurized masking fluid through the one or more grooves from the first side to a second side comprising the target surface at a pressure less than the coating pressure of the coating material, and, coating the target surface with the coating material to allow the coating material to bridge over the one or more grooves and form one or more micro-channels. The pressurized masking fluid passing through the one or more grooves prevents the coating material from permanently altering a cross sectional area of the one or more grooves along its length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Ronald Scott Bunker
  • Publication number: 20150064355
    Abstract: There is described a method for forming an ink jet print head. The method includes providing a printhead including a nozzle plate having a plurality of apertures and coating an anti-wetting composition on a surface of the nozzle plate while the plurality apertures in the ink jet aperture plate are maintained at a first pressure such that a plurality of menisci of the composition form over the plurality of apertures. The plurality of menisci are purged by increasing the first pressure at the plurality of apertures to a second pressure greater than the first pressure. The anti-wetting composition is cured. An apparatus for applying the coating is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: J. Kirk McGlothlan, Michael B. Meinhardt, Donald Chitwood
  • Patent number: 8960123
    Abstract: Disclosed are coating apparatus including flow coating and roll-coating that may be used for uniform sol-gel coating of substrates such as glass, solar panels, windows or part of an electronic display. Also disclosed are methods for substrate preparation, flow coating and roll coating. Lastly systems and methods for skin curing sol-gel coatings deposited onto the surface of glass substrates using a high temperature air-knife are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Enki Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Brenor L. Brophy, Sina Maghsoodi, Patrick J. Neyman, Peter R. Gonsalves, Jeffrey G. Hirsch, Yu S. Yang
  • Publication number: 20150040824
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for controlling the thickness of a coating made of a liquid film on a moving strip (3), characterised in that said automated means for reducing the gas flow at each of said nozzle sides comprise a moving carriage (10) guiding a retractable cable (9) able to be applied respectively onto and out of the gas discharge opening (4), inside the nozzle chamber (5) and in that, at each transversal side of the nozzle (1), a transition, between an external nozzle section where the gas flow is reduced and an internal nozzle section where the gas flow is not reduced, is assured by means of two together-moving grooved wheels or pulleys (6, 7) connected to the moving carriage (10), located side by side and having their axis perpendicular to the nozzle, so that the cable (9) is successively located against the opening (4) on an external side of the first pulley (6), between the two pulleys (6, 7) and distant from the opening (4) on an internal side of the second pulley (7).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Michel Dubois, Brice Van Houtte
  • Publication number: 20140366802
    Abstract: The gas nozzle comprises: an outer tube part that is provided in an upright position with respect to the liquid surface of molten metal; an inner tube part provided inside the outer tube part, comprising a cavity inside, through which a wire rod pulled up from the molten metal passes; a void part formed between the outer tube part and the inner tube part; a gas introduction part for introducing gas into the void part; and a jetting port for jetting at least part of the gas introduced by the gas introduction part, via the void part, from one end of the outer tube part towards the liquid surface of the molten metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Motoyuki Itoh, Kyoko Takeda
  • Patent number: 8851769
    Abstract: A substrate processing method for a substrate having a photosensitive film on a top surface thereof, includes cleaning a back surface of the substrate after the formation of the photosensitive film and before exposure processing; transporting the substrate to a temperature adjuster such as a cooling unit, while holding the substrate with a first holder; adjusting a temperature of the substrate with the temperature adjuster; transporting the substrate from the temperature adjuster to the exposure device with a second holder; and transporting the substrate after the exposure processing to a first platform while holding the substrate with a third holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Sokudo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Koji Kaneyama
  • Patent number: 8848161
    Abstract: The present invention provides a resist coating and developing apparatus, a resist coating and developing method, a resist-film processing apparatus, and a resist-film processing method, capable of reducing a line width roughness by planarizing a resist pattern. The resist coating and developing apparatus comprises: a resist-film forming part configured to coat a resist onto a substrate to form a resist film thereon; a resist developing part configured to develop the exposed resist film to obtain a patterned resist film; and a solvent-gas supply part configured to expose the resist film, which has been developed and patterned by the resist developing part, to a first solvent of a gaseous atmosphere having a solubility to the resist film. A solvent supply part supplies, to the resist film which has been exposed to the first solvent, a second solvent in a liquid state having a solubility to the resist film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventor: Yuichiro Inatomi
  • Patent number: 8807077
    Abstract: Exemplary coating devices and methods are disclosed. An exemplary coating device may include an atomizer for applying a spray jet of a coating means or material to a component, at least one directing air nozzle for outputting shaping or directing air in order to shape the spray jet, and a temperature-control device for controlling the temperature of the directing air. The coating device may further include a control unit which activates the temperature-control device as a function of at least one operating variable of the atomizer in order to set a predetermined directing air temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Durr Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Meissner, Frank Herre, Marcus Frey, Torsten Block, Michael Baumann
  • Patent number: 8795761
    Abstract: A coating device for coating a medical device with a drug-eluting material uses an in-process drying station between coats to improve a drug release profile. The drying station includes a heat nozzle configured for applying a uniform drying gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Charles R. Bobson, Kurt Scheinpflug, Yung-Ming Chen, Jeff H. Smith
  • Patent number: 8789490
    Abstract: A system of pointillist painting comprises an automated 3-D positioning system disposed proximate a painting surface, a colorant dispenser coupled to the gantry structure and having a dispensing tip in fluid communication with a colorant chamber, the gantry structure operable to move the colorant dispensing tip to a specified position of the painting surface, where the colorant dispenser is operable to apply a specified amount of a colorant to the painting surface and creating a dot having a two-dimensional coverage and three-dimensional profile at the specified position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: SSO Venture Partners, LLC
    Inventors: John Neal Randall, Kenneth W. Page
  • Patent number: 8789492
    Abstract: The invention is an alternative to a conventional atomizing coating apparatus. The apparatus and associated coating methodology of the invention provides a uniform atomized fluid stream, and, in turn, a uniform coating to an object on an industrial scale. The apparatus and methodology addresses many of the critical parameters associated with the conventional curtain and atomizing coating techniques, including but no limited to, uniform distribution, acoustical transparency, reduction or elimination of clogged nozzles, and elimination of the need for reciprocating nozzles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: AWI Licensing Company
    Inventor: James D. Pape
  • Publication number: 20140202860
    Abstract: A non-volatile bistable nano-electromechanical switch is provided for use in memory devices and microprocessors. The switch employs carbon nanotubes as the actuation element. A method has been developed for fabricating nanoswitches having one single-walled carbon nanotube as the actuator. The actuation of two different states can be achieved using the same low voltage for each state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Northeastern University
    Inventors: Sivasubramanian Somu, Ahmed Busnaina, Nicol McGruer, Peter Ryan, George G. Adams, Xugang Xiong, Taehoon Kim
  • Publication number: 20140202380
    Abstract: A wiping device which blows a wiping gas toward a steel sheet from a pair of wiping nozzles disposed on both sides of the steel sheet so as to face sheet surfaces of the steel sheet, wherein the steel sheet is interposed between the pair of wiping nozzles and is pulled from a hot dip coating bath, the device includes a suctioning tube, wherein: the suctioning tube is disposed on both sides in a width direction of a section of the steel sheet, the section being positioned between the pair of wiping nozzles, so that the suctioning tube is in parallel to the steel sheet; the suctioning tube has a suctioning port that suctions an air; the suctioning port is disposed to face a side end surface of the steel sheet; a cross-sectional shape of the suctioning tube has the largest dimension thereof along a pulling direction of the steel sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicants: NPPON STEEL & SUMMITOMO METAL CORPORATION, NPPON STEEL & SUMIKIN COATED SHEET CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Imai, Takeshi Tamura, Seiji Sugiyama, Kazuhiro Miyamoto, Mitsuo Nishimata, Yasushi Yamane
  • Publication number: 20140205753
    Abstract: A system of pointillist painting comprises an automated 3-D positioning system disposed proximate a painting surface, a colorant dispenser coupled to the gantry structure and having a dispensing tip in fluid communication with a colorant chamber, the gantry structure operable to move the colorant dispensing tip to a specified position of the painting surface, where the colorant dispenser is operable to apply a specified amount of a colorant to the painting surface and creating a dot having a two-dimensional coverage and three-dimensional profile at the specified position. The colorant dispenser further comprises a piston disposed in the colorant chamber, and a push rod coupled to the piston operable to advance the piston toward the dispensing tip to exude the specified amount of colorant onto the painting surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: SSO VENTURE PARTNERS, LLC
    Inventors: John Neal Randall, Kenneth W. Page
  • Publication number: 20140193588
    Abstract: A device for producing a coated steel sheet includes: a blowing-off unit which sprays a gas onto and remove an excessive coating that accumulates along a side edge of a steel sheet that threads along one direction; and a coating-collection unit which collects the excessive coating removed by the blowing-off unit. The blowing-off unit includes a spray nozzle and a gas supply member. The coating-collection unit includes a duct and a coating container. In a case where the duct is seen in a plan view, an outlet thereof is disposed to fit in and overlap an inside of an opening of the coating container, and in a case where the duct is seen in a side view, a gap is provided between the outlet and the opening of the coating container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuhide Soya, Masayoshi Nagatomi, Fumio Shibao, Hiroyasu Furukawa
  • Patent number: 8720364
    Abstract: A portable machine and process is described for covering all sides of an elongated object with a liquid without the use of brushes. The machine is particularly useful with manufactured building products such as a fence picket, trim, molding, or any other type of board. The machine generally has four stations, an entry station that drives the object down a track, a liquid application station where the object is covered by liquid that is poured over the object, a blower station where the fluid is spread evenly over the object and excess fluid is blown off, and an exit station that continues to pull the object down the track and directs the object as the object leaves the exit station. Finally, the object may enter a releasably attached drop track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Massey
  • Patent number: 8646403
    Abstract: A treatment apparatus for treating a substrate on a surface of which a treatment film has been formed and subjected to exposure processing and developing treatment. The treatment apparatus includes a nozzle for supplying a solvent gas of the treatment film to the surface of the treatment film on the substrate, and a moving mechanism for moving the nozzle which is supplying the solvent gas, relative to the substrate. The nozzle has an elongated discharge portion at least longer than a diameter of the substrate and partition plates at a front and a rear in the moving direction of the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventor: Yuichiro Inatomi
  • Patent number: 8635968
    Abstract: A substrate subjected to back surface cleaning by a back surface cleaning processing unit is held by a hand of an interface transport mechanism and transported to a cooling unit. The substrate whose temperature has been adjusted by the cooling unit is held by a hand of the interface transport mechanism and transported to an exposure device. The substrate subjected to exposure processing by the exposure device is held by a hand of the interface transport mechanism and transported from the exposure device to a substrate platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Sokudo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Koji Kaneyama
  • Patent number: 8617658
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method for conducting film coating on the surface of spinning circular workpiece under action of gas pressure, and nozzle utilized in the same. Circular workpiece to be coated is held on a rotating mechanism, and a feedstock loading machine having a nozzle, which is capable of guiding redundant feedstock and overflowing in a specific direction, is set to have a 100 ?m gap with the circular workpiece. When the rotating mechanism is rotated, the polymer solution is precoated on the surface of the circular workpiece, and when gas valve is opened, the polymer solution is squeezed to a predetermined thickness by an annular high pressure gas-stream formed on the periphery of a cylinder, produced from the high pressure gas released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: National Cheng Kung University
    Inventors: Yung-Chun Lee, Chuan-Hsiang Lee, Shou-Chi Cho
  • Patent number: 8616148
    Abstract: In a gas wiping apparatus for blowing a gas on the front side and the back side of a strip, which exits from a hot-dip plating bath and travels upward, from wiping nozzles to adjust the amount of a plating deposit, the wiping nozzles are supported to be linearly movable beyond the width of the nozzles in the plate width direction of the strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi-Hitachi Metals Machinery, Inc.
    Inventors: Hironori Fujioka, Takashi Yonekura, Masashi Yoshikawa
  • Publication number: 20130273252
    Abstract: A coating apparatus including a coating part which coats a liquid material containing a metal on a substrate, a coating-film forming part which subjects the liquid material coated on the substrate to a predetermined treatment to form a coating film, and a removing part which removes a peripheral portion of the coating material formed along the outer periphery of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hidenori Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 8539903
    Abstract: To provide an apparatus and method of curtain coating for applying onto a running web a coating solution from a lip top in the form of curtain to form a coating thereon, wherein a fluid is blown to remove excessive deposits of the coating solution that are formed at the edges in the width direction of the coating, and the deposits blown away by the fluid are ejected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomohito Shimizu, Shuji Hanai, Hideyuki Kobori, Yasuhide Takashita
  • Publication number: 20130239884
    Abstract: A gas wiping device for preventing splash on a steel band including a box-shaped body enclosing the steel band and gas wiping nozzles is provided with a plating bath for storing molten metal, and a box-shaped body placed above the plating bath. The box-shaped body is provided, in the interior, with gas wiping nozzles disposed facing one another on the respective tubular members so as to sandwich a band-shaped body. Gas wiping nozzle is provided with a first spraying unit capable of spraying gas to the steel band, and a second spraying unit and a third spraying unit capable of spraying gas towards the direction of gas wiping nozzle. Gas wiping nozzle is provided with a fourth spraying unit capable of spraying gas to the steel band, and a fifth spraying unit and a sixth spraying unit capable of spraying gas towards the direction of gas wiping nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: NISSHIN STEEL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shinichi KOGA
  • Patent number: 8534221
    Abstract: A honeycomb filter production apparatus used for producing a honeycomb filter, the apparatus includes: a workpiece securing section for securing a base (workpiece) of a honeycomb filter; a powder transfer section for transferring a powder together with an air current by utilizing pressurized gas; an introduction section that is provided between the powder transfer section and the workpiece securing section, the powder transferred from the powder transfer section together with the air current being mixed with another gas in the introduction section, and introduced into the base (workpiece) secured by the workpiece securing section; and a suction section for sucking the gas that has passed through the base (workpiece) secured by the workpiece securing section by reducing pressure on the other side of the workpiece securing section as compared with the one side of the workpiece securing section using suction means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Tsuji, Takayoshi Akao, Shuhei Fujita, Kazuhi Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20130236647
    Abstract: The invention relates to a machine for chromatogenous grafting treatment of a scrolling substrate (S) having a hydroxylated face (Fh), comprising: an application device (3) of a grafting reagent on the hydroxylated face (Fh) of the substrate, a heating roller (4) for the development of the grafting reaction on the hydroxylated face (Fh) of the substrate, said roller (4) being provided with a bar-end system (5a, 5b) for applying a face of the substrate (S) against said heating roller (4), an extraction device (6) of the hydrochloric acid produced during the grafting reaction, an application device (7) of an air knife on the treated face of the substrate for eliminating the residual grafting reagent. The invention also relates to a chromatogenous grafting process used in said machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: CENTERE TECHNIQUE DU PAPIER
    Inventors: Daniel Samain, David Guerin, André Lemaitre, Laurent Lyannaz, Jean-Luc Guillouty
  • Patent number: 8522586
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a sheet metal component. A hot or cold strip is electrolytically coated or coated in a smelting bath and the thus coated hot or cold strip is subjected to a flexible rolling process. During said process, sheet metal having various thicknesses of the flexibly rolled steel strips are produced due to various rolling pressures. Said invention is characterized in that in accordance with the thickness of the sheet metal after being rolled in a flexible manner or in accordance with the rolling pressure during flexible rolling, either the coating whilst being coated has various thicknesses, and in accordance with the rolling pressure with increasing rolling pressure that is expected, the thickness of the coating is thicker and/or the coating prior to or after the flexible rolling is subjected to a mechanical or chemical surface treatment for adjusting the desired emissivity or heat absorption capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Voestalpine Stahl GmbH
    Inventor: Josef Faderl
  • Patent number: 8499713
    Abstract: A method for applying a water-based coating (53) to a painted workpiece (49) is provided. The method includes spraying water (51) from an application nozzle unit (10) to the workpiece (49), feeding the water-based coating (53) to the workpiece (49), and finally applying streams of compressed air onto the water-based coating (53) to spread uniformly the water-based coating (53).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Nakazawa, Masazumi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8429834
    Abstract: In a gas wiping apparatus which blows gas through a wiping nozzle onto front and rear surfaces of a steel plate going out from a molten metal coating pot and running upward and which thereby controls a deposit mass, the wiping nozzle is separated into upper and lower lips, blocking faces partially closing a gas supply channel are formed in the upper and lower lips at vertically different positions on the opposite sides from each other in a gas outlet width direction, and the upper and lower lips are provided in such a manner as to be movable in a width direction of the steel plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi-Hitachi Metals Machinery, Inc.
    Inventors: Hironori Fujioka, Takashi Yonekura, Masashi Yoshikawa
  • Patent number: 8425973
    Abstract: Systems and methods disclosed herein employ various modes of material deposition and material removal to build a complex, three-dimensional structure upon a rotating base. The systems and methods may be usefully employed to fabricate geometrically and aesthetically accurate dental articles from digital models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Patrick C. Dunne