Radiant Drying Of Coated Work Patents (Class 118/642)
  • Patent number: 10533797
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for controlling the temperature of objects, in particular for drying coated vehicle bodies or body parts, the device having a housing and a temperature controlling tunnel accommodated into the housing. A temperature controlling device for controlling the temperature of the objects using a temperature-controlled gaseous fluid comprises fluid nozzles, through each of which a jet of fluid can be dispensed onto the objects. A tunnel atmosphere can be suctioned through at least one suction opening using a suction system, whereby a base current is generated in the direction of the at least one suction opening in the temperature controlling tunnel. A convection device is provided, by means of which a convection current can be generated in addition to the base current, said convection current supporting the base current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: EISENMANN SE
    Inventor: Daniel Sluka
  • Patent number: 10234678
    Abstract: A method of dispensing fluids for manufacturing an electrowetting element. The method comprises: dispensing a first layer of a first fluid on a support plate surface; letting a first portion of the first fluid vaporize as a vapor from the first layer into a region over the first layer; removing the vapor from the region over the first layer; and dispensing on the first layer a second layer of a second fluid, the second fluid immiscible with the first fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Lucia Marra, Cindy Everaars-Nieuwkerk, Romaric Mathieu Massard
  • Patent number: 10060027
    Abstract: In-line metallizer assemblies can include an external rotating actuator exchange that can be operable to exchange one or more parts between a conveyor system and a vacuum chamber, and an internal rotating actuator exchange within the vacuum chamber that can be operable to receive the one or more parts from the external rotating actuator exchange, transition the one or more parts to a sputter coater integrated with the vacuum chamber for metallizing, and return metallized one or more parts to the external rotating actuator exchange such that the external rotating actuator exchange can return the metallized one or more parts to the conveyor system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: MARCA MACHINERY, LLC
    Inventors: Donald G. Parent, Joseph W. Gresik, Eric J. Brown, Jeffrey J. Black
  • Patent number: 9757489
    Abstract: A modular component container system includes a plurality of case walls and a plurality of connectors. Each of the connectors includes at least two connector elements that mechanically connect to the case walls. The system also includes at least one latch connector having a latch connector element. The latch connector element mechanically connects to one of the case walls. A latch is movably oriented relative to the latch connector element. The latch releasably engages another of the case walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Symmetry Medical Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Kraig Herman Allen
  • Patent number: 9232843
    Abstract: A nail polish curing device comprises: a lower part having a top surface and a reflective lower recess-defining surface that extends downwardly from the top surface and that defines a lower recess; an upper part disposed above the lower part and having a top wall, a bottom surface, and a reflective upper recess-defining surface that extends upwardly from the bottom surface and that defines an upper recess, the top wall being formed with a plurality of through-holes; a circuit board mounted on the top wall of the upper part; and a plurality of light emitting elements mounted on and electrically connected to the circuit board and extending respectively through the through-holes into the upper recess so as to emit light into the upper and lower recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Beauty Bela Cosme Corp.
    Inventors: Yu-Jen Li, Yi-Min Wang, I-Chen Hsieh
  • Patent number: 9157642
    Abstract: A virus removal device with an ultraviolet LED may be provided that includes: an operating member; an ultraviolet LED configured to irradiate ultraviolet light onto an object under an operation of the operating member; and a driving means configured to generate a driving force so that the operating member is moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ji Hyoung Maeng, Dong Nyung Lim, Sang Jun Hong, Young Suck Byun, Dae Soo Jeong
  • Publication number: 20150096493
    Abstract: A spray coater having a nozzle for spraying a coating liquid, a heater, a slider mounting the nozzle and the heater, and capable of moving reciprocatorily in perpendicular two directions, and a substrate holder holding a substrate so that the surface faces downward with respect to the nozzle, the spray coater forming a thick film by spraying and applying the coating liquid to the surface of the substrate by the nozzle and then heating and drying the coating liquid by the heater, wherein an application of the coating liquid is carried out sequentially by a spray area, and the nozzle and the heater are arranged in parallel so that the drying to the spray area to which the application has been performed is carried out immediately after the application, thereby forming a flat thick film even on a large-sized substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: LEAP Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tokinori TERADA, Takashi SANO
  • Patent number: 8997374
    Abstract: A drying furnace (20) for drying an object (11) by hot air is provided with a heater (36, 38, 43, 45) that applies radiant heat to a hard-heating region (35, 42) having a larger heat capacity than the other region (37, 44) in the object (11) so as to heat the hard-heating region (35, 42) to a temperature approximate to a temperature of the other region (37, 44).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wataru Sato
  • Patent number: 8993983
    Abstract: Nail gel curing devices emitting ultraviolet light, as well as methods of their making and use are disclosed. The devices are useful for curing, inter alia, acrylic compositions, more particularly, acrylic nail gel compositions, and typically employ ultraviolet and/or visible light emitting diodes (“LED”) to cure such ultraviolet and/or visible light curable nail gel resins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Nail Alliance LLC
    Inventors: Yu-Jen Li, Kuo-Chang Cheng, Ya-Wen Wu, Pei-Chen Yang
  • 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: 20140363565
    Abstract: A photoresist coating apparatus is provided. The photoresist coating apparatus includes a base; and a position platform moving back and forth along a scanning direction on the base. The photoresist coating apparatus also includes an imprinter having a trench configured to hold photoresist and fixed on the position platform; and a photoresist spray nozzle disposed above the imprinter and configured to spray the photoresist into the trench. Further, the photoresist coating apparatus includes a reticle frame configured to install a cylindrical reticle and enable the cylindrical reticle to rotate around a center axis and contact with the imprinter so as to coat the photoresist in the trench on a surface of the cylindrical reticle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: Semiconductor Manufacturing International (Shanghai) Corporation
    Inventors: YANG LIU, QIANG WU, HUAYONG HU
  • Publication number: 20140356531
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a film formation apparatus is configured to coat a processing fluid on a surface of a substrate by supplying the fluid to the surface of the substrate from a nozzle while rotating the substrate and moving the nozzle and configured to form a film from the coated fluid by rotating the substrate. The apparatus includes: a holder configured to hold the substrate; a drive unit configured to rotate the holder; a processing fluid supply unit configured to supply the processing fluid onto the surface of the substrate held by the holder; and a controller configured to control at least the drive unit. The controller is configured to form the film from the coated processing fluid by rotating the holder at a second rotational speed, the second rotational speed being slower than a first rotational speed of the coating of the processing fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi SATO, Toshiyuki Kishi
  • Publication number: 20140295095
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for the continuous powder coating of a non-conductive profile produced in a continuous forming process, such as pultrusion or extrusion, such that the profile is powder coated while on the profile forming machine and before the subject segment of the continuous profile is severed from the continuous profile on the forming machine (i.e. in-line).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Robert Langlois, Jeffrey Sugar, Gary Sugar
  • Publication number: 20140272191
    Abstract: Aspects relate to systems and methods for dispensing paint uniformly on pliable items. The system comprises at least one paint application device having at least one nozzle, at least one infrared heating unit, and a conveyance mechanism. Other aspects of the system will also comprise a mask exchanger, a mask cleaner, and/or at least one base jig. The base jig retains a masked pliable item having exposed and covered portions. The base jig moves on a conveyance mechanism through a series of paint application devices and infrared heating units. Each paint application device dispenses a thin layer of paint on the exposed portions of the masked pliable item and each infrared heating unit heats the thin layer of paint to create a solid base for a next layer of paint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: Guo-Chang Wang, Patrick Conall Regan, Shih-Yuan Wu, Kuo-Hung Lee, Wen-Ru Chang
  • Publication number: 20140178603
    Abstract: An adhesive tape making equipment, includes a coating roll, a spraying member, and a plurality of transporting rolls. A first adhesive is coated on the coating roll. A second adhesive is placed in the spraying member. An adhesive force of the first adhesive is higher than an adhesive force of the second adhesive. The coating roll and the spraying member are located between the plurality of transporting rolls. A method of making the adhesive tape is further provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: PEI-RONG SHIEH
  • Patent number: 8731366
    Abstract: The first aspect of the instant claimed invention is a method of formulating radiation curable Supercoatings for application to an optical fiber used in a telecommunications network. A Multi-layer Film Drawdown Method useful in the Method of formulating radiation curable Supercoatings is also described and claimed. Single mode Optical fibers coated with specific radiation curable Supercoatings are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventors: Xiaosong Wu, Steven Robert Schmid, Timothy Edward Bishop, John Monroe Zimmerman, Wendell Wayne Cattron, Edward Joseph Murphy, Pratik Shah
  • Patent number: 8724956
    Abstract: The first aspect of the instant claimed invention is a method of formulating radiation curable Supercoatings for application to an optical fiber used in a telecommunications network. A Multi-layer Film Drawdown Method useful in the Method of formulating radiation curable Supercoatings is also described and claimed. Single mode Optical fibers coated with specific radiation curable Supercoatings are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventors: Xiaosong Wu, Steven Robert Schmid, Timothy Edward Bishop, John Monroe Zimmerman, Wendell Wayne Cattron, Edward Joseph Murphy, Pratik Shah
  • Publication number: 20140079874
    Abstract: A method for printing fluid layers for producing functional layers for electronic components in a rotary printing machine. The drying time tdry, or the time timm between the printing of the fluid layer in the printing nip of cylinders of the printing machine and the immobilization of the fluid layer, and the time (x·tlev) after which differences in thickness in the fluid layer have subsided after printing to a residual level that is no longer problematic for the functionality of the layer, are adapted to one another. This is effected either by way of technical method-related measures after leaving the printing nip or by suitable setting of the rheology of the fluid to be printed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: HEIDELBERGER DRUCKMASCHINEN AG
    Inventors: MICHAELA AGARI, GERARDO HERNANDEZ-SOSA, NORMAN MECHAU, INGO RINGLE, ANDREAS RUPPRECHT
  • Publication number: 20140072777
    Abstract: Thermally cross-linkable photo-hydrolyzable inkjet printable polymers are used to print microfluidic channels layer-by-layer on a substrate. In one embodiment, for each layer, an inkjet head deposits droplets of a mixture of hydrophobic polymer and cross-linking agent in a pattern lying outside a two-dimensional layout of the channels, and another inkjet head deposits droplets of a mixture of poly(tetrahydropyranyl methacrylate) PTHPMA (or another hydrophobic polymer which hydrolyzes to form a hydrophilic material), cross-linking agent, and a photoacid generator (PAG) in a pattern lying inside the two-dimensional layout of the channels. After all layers are printed, flood exposure of the entire substrate to UV radiation releases acid from the PAG which hydrolyzes PTHPMA to form hydrophilic poly(methacrylic acid) PMAA, thereby rendering the PTHPMA regions hydrophilic. The layers of these now-hydrophilic patterned regions together define the microfluidic channels. The cross-linking agent (e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dylan J. Boday, Joseph Kuczynski, Robert E. Meyer, III
  • Publication number: 20140034482
    Abstract: A machine (12, 13) for painting small three-dimensional objects (2) comprises a plurality of spindles (9) equipped with holders (10) for objects (2) to be painted. A unit (15) able to rotate about an axis (16) is equipped with a plurality of seats (17) structured to receive a spindle (9). The spindle (9) is removably associable with said seat (17). An airless painting device (25) is operatively positioned at a painting station (26) designed to receive said seats (17) in sequence. First actuator means (27) drive the rotation about a painting axis (18) at least of the holder (10) when the seat is positioned at the painting station (26). Means (29) for transferring the objects (2) grip a spindle (9) positioned along a transfer line (3) and place it in one of the seats (17) and/or vice versa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: TAPEMATIC S.P.A.
    Inventor: LUCIANO PEREGO
  • Patent number: 8637115
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the invention may include systems and methods curing a coated optical fiber. The method includes drawing the coated optical fiber through a gas chamber filled with a predetermined gas, drawing the fiber through a cure tube coupled to the gas chamber, and purging at least a portion of an inner surface of the cure tube with a purge gas as the coated optical fiber is drawn through the cure tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: OFS Fitel, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Haslov, Kariofilis Konstadinidis, Harry Garner
  • Patent number: 8601715
    Abstract: Machines and methods for curing ultraviolet (UV)-curable coating materials. In one embodiment, the machine includes a UV radiation source having one or more lamps partially enclosed within a shroud of a curing head. The machine may further include a supplemental energy source located outside of the shroud. The supplemental energy source may illuminate an uncured area of the floor coating material that is beyond the curing head. In some embodiments, the supplemental energy source may reduce or prevent the partial curing of the coating material outside of the curing head resulting from stray UV energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Tennant Company
    Inventors: Robert J. Tweedy, Jr., Christopher B. Adams, Kevin K. Hobbie, Vikki K. Young
  • Publication number: 20130309414
    Abstract: A solventless system for fabricating electrodes includes a mechanism for feeding a substrate through the system, a first application region comprised of a first device for applying a first layer to the substrate, wherein the first layer is comprised of an active material mixture and a binder, and the binder includes at least one of a thermoplastic material and a thermoset material, and the system includes a first heater positioned to heat the first layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: Michael David Eskra, Paula Margaret Ralston, Rodney Mortensen LaFollette, James Bernard Nowakowski
  • Publication number: 20130303350
    Abstract: A molding roller includes a main body and a seamless ring-shaped resin film. The main body has a smooth circumferential surface. The resin film is coated on the circumferential surface and has a molding surface opposite to the main body. The molding surface defines a number of molding patterns. The resin film is made of ethylene tetrafluoroethylene or poly tetrafluoroethylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: CHIA-LING HSU
  • Publication number: 20130284087
    Abstract: Porogen accumulation in a UV-cure chamber is reduced by removing outgassed porogen through a heated outlet while purge gas is flowed across a window through which a wafer is exposed to UV light. A purge ring having specific major and minor exhaust to inlet area ratios may be partially made of flame polished quartz to improve flow dynamics. The reduction in porogen accumulation allows more wafers to be processed between chamber cleans, thus improving throughput and cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Lisa Gytri, Jeff Gordon, James Lee, Carmen Balderrama, Joseph Brett Harris, Eugene Smargiassi, Stephen Yu-Hong Lau, George D. Kamian, Ming Xi
  • Patent number: 8567340
    Abstract: A system and method allows for processing of two groups of medical devices, both groups being alternatingly spray coated within the same enclosure. The two groups repeatedly move back and forth between a spray area and a drying area which is isolated from the spray area. One group moves into the spray area as the other group moves out and into the drying area. Thereafter, the group in the spray area moves out and into the drying area and the other group moves back into the spraying area for a second coating. The alternating process may be repeated any number of times. The spray area may be located inside a sealed spray isolator enclosure and surrounded by gas discharge nozzles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventors: John E. Papp, Matthew J. Gillick, Kent C. B. Stalker
  • Patent number: 8561568
    Abstract: An exemplary apparatus for manufacturing a light guide film having patterns simultaneously formed on two opposite surfaces thereof, includes a first conveyor roller, a second conveyor roller, a imprinting group roller, two coating devices, two solidifying devices, a first template and a second template. The imprinting group rollers are positioned between the first and second conveyor rollers, including a first imprinting roller and a second imprinting roller opposite to the first imprinting roller. The two coating devices are positioned between the first conveyor roller and the imprinting group roller. The two solidifying devices are positioned between the imprinting group rollers and the second conveyor roller. The first template has a first imprinting pattern, and is fixed on a circumferential surface of the first imprinting roller. The second template has a second imprinting pattern, and is fixed on a circumferential surface of the second imprinting roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yung-Lun Huang
  • Publication number: 20130266741
    Abstract: Microwave radiation may be applied to electrochemical devices for rapid thermal processing (RTP) (including annealing, crystallizing, densifying, forming, etc.) of individual layers of the electrochemical devices, as well as device stacks, including bulk and thin film batteries and thin film electrochromic devices. A method of manufacturing an electrochemical device may comprise: depositing a layer of the electrochemical device over a substrate; and microwave annealing the layer, wherein the microwave annealing includes selecting annealing conditions with preferential microwave energy absorption in the layer. An apparatus for forming an electrochemical device may comprise: a first system to deposit an electrochemical device layer over a substrate; and a second system to microwave anneal the layer, wherein the second system is configured to provide preferential microwave energy absorption in the device layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Daoying Song, Chong Jiang, Byung-Sung Leo Kwak
  • Patent number: 8528497
    Abstract: In this invention, it provides a method for forming a pattern, which is capable of improving position control after a drop, which was discharged from a drop discharge apparatus, was landed on a substrate. In addition, it provides a drop discharge apparatus which is capable of improving drop position accuracy after it was landed. Further, it provides a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device which uses the drop discharge apparatus of this invention. This invention is characterized in that a drop which was discharged from a discharge part, or a substrate on which a drop is landed, is irradiated with a laser beam, and a landing position of a drop is controlled. By this invention, it is possible to form a pattern, without using a photolithography process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Nakamura, Shunpei Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20130230276
    Abstract: An optical printed circuit board (OPCB) includes a flexible first substrate, a first cladding layer, a core layer, a second cladding layer, and a flexible second substrate. The first cladding layer is formed on the substrate. The core layer is formed on the first cladding layer. The second layer is formed on the core layer. The second substrate is positioned on the second cladding layer. The core layer defines optical waveguide patterns. The refractive rate of the core layer is greater than the refractive rate of the first cladding layer and the refractive rate of the second cladding layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: BING-HENG LEE
  • Publication number: 20130228122
    Abstract: A coating apparatus for forming a thin UV curable resin coating on threaded end portions of a steel pipe comprises a spraying unit having at least two nozzles adapted to spray the resin coating composition by pneumatic atomization toward the threaded end portion of the steel pipe, a resin supply system for supplying the resin coating composition to each nozzle, and a first nozzle support means which supports each nozzle for movement in the axial direction of the steel pipe and in the vertical direction. The two nozzles are disposed at different positions at least in the axial direction of the steel pipe at angles which are sloped such that the sprayed streams from the nozzles approach each other. The resin supply system has a regulator for maintaining the spraying air pressure of the resin coating composition in each nozzle of the spraying unit at a predetermined respective value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicants: Vallourec Mannesmann Oil & Gas France, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
    Inventors: Masayoshi Sasaki, Katsutoshi Sumitani, Takumi Nakamura, Jun Masubuchi
  • Publication number: 20130224396
    Abstract: There is provided a plasma annealing device that can change the crystal structure of a film by processing the film (coating) on a substrate and that has excellent productivity. A method for producing a film includes step (A) irradiating a film on a substrate with atmospheric pressure plasma, wherein the crystal structure of a constituent of the film is changed. The step (A) may include generating plasma under atmospheric pressure by energization at a frequency of 10 hertz to 100 megahertz and a voltage of 60 volts to 1,000,000 volts, and directly irradiating the film on the substrate with the generated plasma. A method for changing a crystal structure of a constituent of a film includes step (A). A plasma generation device used in step (A). An electronic device produced through step (A).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: NISSAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Hitoshi Furusho
  • Patent number: 8516974
    Abstract: A wet masking system for applying a maskant to a portion of a workpiece includes one or more pressurized mixing vessels with agitators for continuously blending the ingredients of the maskant, a dispensing system connected to the vessels for supplying metered volumes of maskant to injection valves. An electronic controller operable for controlling the system to coat the portion. A fixture for holding the workpiece with just the portion inside a cavity of the fixture includes one or more inlet ports alignable with injection ports of the injection valves injecting the maskant into the cavity. Heaters are positioned for drying or flash drying the maskant on the portion of the workpiece. Recirculation lines from the injection valves to at least one of the mixing vessels operated by the controller to flow the maskant through the recirculation lines after a period of time when no maskant is flowing through masking system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Nicholas Shawn Woodard, Albert Dean King
  • Patent number: 8518479
    Abstract: In one aspect of the invention, methods, and devices are provided for creating microfluidic and nanofluidic features. In some embodiments, such methods and devices are used to create at least one channel of a desired volume within a channel in a plastic substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Affymetrix, Inc.
    Inventors: Chuan Gao, Tianyue Yu
  • Publication number: 20130189577
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for fabricating high-capacity energy storage devices is provided. In one embodiment, a deposition system for manufacturing energy storage electrodes is provided. The deposition system comprises a transfer mechanism for transferring a substrate, an active material supplying assembly for depositing an electro-active powder mixture onto the substrate, and a heat source for drying the as-deposited electro-active powder mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Inventors: Zheng WANG, Victor PEBENITO, Connie P. WANG, Robert Z. BACHRACH
  • Publication number: 20130171364
    Abstract: A wood treatment method and apparatus employing a bundle support structure to support a bundle of wood during transportation and treatment of the bundle. The bundle support structure rests on a movable cart during transportation of the bundle, but is detached from the movable cart during treatment of the bundle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventor: Eastman Chemical Company
  • Publication number: 20130171372
    Abstract: A wood treatment method and apparatus that includes a cart drive system for enabling the movement of at least one wood-transporting cart into and/or out of a wood treatment vessel. The wood-transporting cart can have a length greater than the maximum internal dimension of the wood treatment vessel. The cart drive system can include at least one active drive component and at least one passive drive component. The active drive component can be physically separate from the cart and permanently fixed outside the interior of the wood treatment vessel. The passive drive component can be physically coupled to the cart and operable to move with the cart as it transports the bundle of wood into and/or out of the wood treatment vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY
    Inventor: EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY
  • Publication number: 20130167166
    Abstract: An optical media such as an optical tape includes a substrate, a pre-format layer on one side of the substrate, and a back side coating. The back side coating is optically transparent and is electrically conductive. One of the substrate and the pre-format layer is between the back side coating and the other one of the substrate and the pre-format layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Eui Kyoon Kim
  • Publication number: 20130164436
    Abstract: A thin film manufacturing apparatus is disclosed, including a liquid ejecting unit which ejects a liquid onto an object on which a film is to be formed and which forms a coating film; a first laser irradiating unit which continuously irradiates a laser light onto the coating film and which evaporates a solvent of the coating film; and a second laser irradiating unit which irradiates a laser light pulse onto the coating film of which the solvent is evaporated and which crystallizes the coating film of which the solvent is evaporated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY
    Inventors: Masahiro Yagi, Osamu Machida, Ryo Tashiro, Jochen Stollenwerk, Melanie Meixner, Norbert Pirch, Peter Abels, Stefan Mann
  • Patent number: 8424487
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a roll-to-roll patterning apparatus and a patterning system using the same. The patterning system may include a supply roll to supply a film member, a recovery roll to recover the film member, and a roll-to-roll patterning apparatus forming a coating on the film member. The roll-to-roll patterning apparatus may include a pattern roller, a plurality of press rollers, and an alignment roller. The pattern roller may include an outer peripheral surface with a first pattern. The plurality of press rollers may press a film member against the pattern roller to form a second pattern on the film member. The alignment roller may be spaced apart from the pattern roller and may be arranged at an upstream position in a movement direction of the film member. The alignment roller may align the film member entering a region between the pattern roller and the plurality of press rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young Tae Cho, Sin Kwon, Ki Hyun Kim, Jung Woo Seo, Dong Min Kim, Jeong Gil Kim
  • Patent number: 8425624
    Abstract: A method of dyeing an object comprising placing a sublimable dye and the object to face each other apart at a predetermined distance of 0.1 mm or more but 10 mm or less under pressure, heating the sublimable dye with a laser to sublimate it toward the object such that the deposition region of the dye is part of a to be dyed region of the object, applying the sublimable dye over the entire to be dyed region of the object by relatively moving the object with respect to the sublimation position of the dye using a moving unit and heating at least a part of the dyed region of the object to fix the dye to the region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Nidek Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minoru Inuzuka, Atsushi Yano
  • Publication number: 20130092324
    Abstract: A joining surface treatment device and a joining surface treatment method for treating a joining surface of a component which joining surface is used for joining two components, the joining surface treatment device comprising at least one heat source for heating a portion of a surface of a first component at which portion the first component shall be joined with a second component; and a primer application device for applying a primer to a portion of the surface of the first component which portion is heatable by the at least one heat source, wherein the at least one heat source is arranged so that it can heat the first component before and/or after applying the primer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Inventors: Siegfried Dietz, Florian Gamringer
  • Publication number: 20130095248
    Abstract: A painting installation for coating (e.g., painting) a workpiece, such as an elongated workpiece is disclosed. The installation and/or workpiece can be subdivided into a number of segments of a predetermined length. The painting installation can have three zones arranged next to one another and demarcated from one another. A stationary painting cubicle which has at least one painting robot, an adjoining flashing-off zone and an adjoining dryer, each being at least of the length L. The installation can also include at least one holder for transporting the workpiece along a running rail such that the individual segments successively run step by step through the individual zones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: ABB AG
    Inventor: ABB AG
  • Publication number: 20130071577
    Abstract: Provided is a structure forming apparatus, including: a roller provided to be rotatable, having a length in an axial direction of the rotation, and capable of transmitting an energy beam; a retaining member arranged to face the roller such that a slit region having a length in the axial direction is formed between the retaining member and the roller, and capable of retaining a material to be cured by energy of the energy beam at least in the slit region; an irradiation unit configured to selectively radiate the energy beam to the slit region through the roller to cure the material so that a sheet-like structure is formed; and a take-up reel configured to take up the sheet-like structure thus formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Yasukochi
  • Publication number: 20130064987
    Abstract: A photo-reactive composition layer is formed on a support with transparency while moving the support with transparency in one direction. The support is reversed as to be moved in a direction opposite to the one direction to generate a serpentine transport path, whereby the supports prior to reverse and subsequent to reverse face to each other serpentinely. Light from lamps for ultraviolet-ray emission is applied to the support, and every photo-reactive composition layer on the support serpentinely is photo-polymerized while light is transmitted through the support and the photo-reactive composition layer formed on the support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventors: Hajime Fukunaga, Masakazu Morimoto, Jun Akiyama
  • Patent number: 8393290
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to systems and associated methods for applying a surface treatment to a part and curing the surface treatment without reorienting the part in the process. The systems include a first conveyor, a second conveyor, a system for applying a surface treatment, such as a powder coating application system, and a system for curing the surface treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventor: Marlon E. Homquist
  • Patent number: 8356573
    Abstract: Apparatus for curing a photocurable material applied to a floor surface includes a carriage having wheels, a source of curing light carried by the carriage, and a solid state ballast circuit selectively energizing said light source. The apparatus is free of a shutter that would selectively cover the source of curing light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: HID Ultraviolet, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Lesko, Daniel Dayon
  • Patent number: 8316794
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a system and device for self-tanning of the type comprising a booth (2) in which two lateral walls (5) have one or more lamps (52) protected by gratings (51) arranged to warm the area inside the booth and to radiate the skin of a person in the booth. The booth is provided with a spraying device (11) for nebulizing a tanning substance. The device comprises a Second control panel (6) connected to a means of management envisaged for activating and governing the diverse functions of the device under the control of an operator or of a user. The system comprises a series of operative phases which envisage, for a person who undergoes a self-tanning session: entering the booth; pressing start on the control panel; the lamps switching on for a preset time and switching off; a tanning solution being sprayed, followed by the lamps being switched on a second time to dry the tanning solution; the lamps being switched off; the person leaving the booth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventor: Luciano Pinotti
  • Publication number: 20120294967
    Abstract: A machine for manufacturing an electrode tape is disclosed. The machine includes a conveyor, a conductive structure coil, an adhesive material supply unit and a curing unit. The conveyor includes a molding belt with at least one groove and a roller used to drive the molding belt. The conductive structure coil is adapted to provide a conductive structure to the at least one groove of the molding belt. The adhesive material supply unit is adapted to provide an adhesive material to a surface of the molding belt. The curing unit is adapted to cure the adhesive material provided on the surface of the molding belt into a film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventors: Ching-Huang Lin, Rong-Chang Liang, Pei-Chang Tsai
  • Patent number: 8312641
    Abstract: The present invention is related to an UV LED curing apparatus, and more particularly, to a portable UV LED curing apparatus with improved illumination and timer control to solidify a UV hardening gel, such as acrylic gel. The present invention provides an UV LED curing apparatus comprising a housing and an UV LED lighting assembly enclosed in the housing. The housing is provided with a light aperture allowing UV light shone from an UV LED light source on the UV LED lighting assembly and controlled by a timer and a current regulator integrated thereon. The UV LED lighting assembly is further provided with an optical element to direct and confine UV light shine toward the light aperture of the housing, capable of providing a focused illumination and preventing leakage of UV light outside of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Cosmex Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu-Jen Li, Kuo-Chang Chang, Fu-Ju Sheu, Szu-Hua Wu