Of A Valve Patents (Class 118/684)
  • Patent number: 10618074
    Abstract: A method includes contacting a first guide, coupled to a body of a nozzle, with a first side of an object; biasing a gate toward the first guide so that a second guide contacts a second side of the object; moving the nozzle along the object while maintaining the first guide in contact with the first side, and the second guide in contact with the second side; and applying the bead of the glutinous substance to the surface via an outlet opening of the nozzle while moving the nozzle along the object, wherein width of the bead and flow of the glutinous substance through the outlet opening are controlled via movement of the gate relative to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: John Walter Pringle, IV, Solomon Tadesse Atsebha
  • Patent number: 10562061
    Abstract: An adhesive dispenser is includes a plurality of adhesive dispensing parts, each including an adhesive dispensing tube, an adhesive extrusion assembly, and a driving component. The adhesive dispensing tube is configured to carry an adhesive therein. The adhesive extrusion assembly is connected with the adhesive dispensing tube, and is configured to apply a pressure to the adhesive in the adhesive dispensing tube such that the adhesive is dispensed from the adhesive dispensing tube. The driving component is configured to drive adhesive extrusion assemblies of the plurality of adhesive dispensing parts to apply the pressure to the adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI XINSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Litao Qu, Biao Tian
  • Patent number: 10155246
    Abstract: A method for adjusting a chemical liquid supply device of supplying a chemical liquid through a nozzle for removing a coating film on a peripheral portion of a substrate having the coating film formed on a surface thereof and horizontally held by a holding table is provided. The method includes discharging the chemical liquid from the nozzle, performing, by an image pickup part, continuous image pickup on a region including a leading end of the nozzle and a region in which the chemical liquid discharged from the leading end forms a liquid stream in the air, acquiring area change data representing a temporal change in area of the chemical liquid in an image pickup region based on an image pickup result obtained by the image pickup part, and adjusting a supply control device installed in a chemical liquid supply path connected to the nozzle based on the area change data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tomita, Shinichi Mizushino
  • Patent number: 9579678
    Abstract: Systems and methods related to dispensing fluid and controlling a dispensing operation. The system includes a fluid dispenser including an inlet and an outlet, the dispenser being operable to start and stop the flow of the fluid from the outlet onto a substrate. A fluid supply reservoir adapted to hold the fluid, and having an outlet coupled in fluid communication with the inlet of the fluid dispenser to establish a flow path for the fluid between the fluid supply reservoir and the outlet of the fluid dispenser. The fluid supply reservoir further includes a pneumatic input coupled to an air flow path adapted to receive pressurized air for forcing the fluid from the outlet of the reservoir. An electronic air mass flow meter device is operatively coupled to the air flow path to produce electrical output signals proportional to the mass flow rate of the air flowing through the pneumatic input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen R. des Jardins, Alan R. Lewis, Yuriy Suhinin
  • Patent number: 9248995
    Abstract: A pneumatic vacuum valve is situated atop a cylinder or convenient working space utilized in conjunction with a pneumatic elevator. The vacuum valve has a coupling unit holding a diaphragm device for actuation of the diaphragm against a flow control opening. An Allen screw uses a simple regulation device to control the flow of air into a working chamber for expansion and contraction of the diaphragm device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Inventors: Carlos M. Ascua, Juan Carlos de Ledebur
  • Patent number: 9027506
    Abstract: A dense phase powder coating system includes a powder supply, dense phase pump, a spray gun and a diverter valve that can be used to select between conveying powder to the spray gun or circulating the powder back to the powder supply. The diverter valve may include two pneumatically actuate valve members. In one embodiment, the powder spray gun applies powder coating material to inside surfaces of a tubular container. A spray nozzle concept also is presented having a nozzle body with a conical deflector. The spray nozzle provides an uninterrupted flow between spray nozzle outlet holes and a deflector surface. The deflector may be integrally machined with the nozzle body to provide a one piece spray nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Terrence M. Fulkerson, Brian D. Mather
  • Patent number: 8978581
    Abstract: An adhesive applying device includes a robot including a robot arm; a rotor set jig for setting thereat a rotor; a gun including a holder to which a cartridge containing the adhesive is mountable, the gun discharging the adhesive in the cartridge mounted to the holder and being mountable to an end of the robot arm; an electromagnetic valve that performs on/off switching control of supply of compressed air at a predetermined pressure into the cartridge mounted to the holder of the gun; a robot controller that controls an operation of the robot; and an upper-order controller that coordinates and controls the on/off switching control performed by the electromagnetic valve and the control of the operation of the robot performed by the robot controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki
    Inventor: Koji Yano
  • Patent number: 8899175
    Abstract: A liquid crystal material dispensing apparatus includes a spacer height measuring unit for measuring a height of a spacer on a substrate, and a liquid crystal material dispensing system for determining an amount of the liquid crystal material to be dispensed on the substrate based upon the measured spacer height and for dispensing the liquid crystal material onto the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wan-Soo Kim, Mu-Yeol Park, Sung-Su Jung, Hyug-Jin Kweon, Hae-Joon Son
  • Patent number: 8875653
    Abstract: A solar cell extrusion printing system that uses a micro-extrusion printhead to print longer central gridlines and one or more pairs of shorter “side” gridlines such that end points of the gridline sets form step patterns on an octagonal (pseudo-square) substrate. The printhead includes a set of central nozzles that receive ink from a first valve by way of a first flow channel to print the longer central gridlines, and additional sets of side nozzles that receive ink from additional valves by way of additional flow channels to print the shorter “side” gridlines. The central nozzles have outlet orifices that offset in the process direction from side outlet orifices of the side nozzles. A start signal is simultaneously sent to the valves such that ink is substantially simultaneously extruded through both the central and side orifices, whereby the extruded ink produces gridline endpoints having the desired step pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Corie Lynn Cobb, Scott E. Solberg
  • Patent number: 8790464
    Abstract: A mole delivery system and method provide pulses of known molar quantities as a function of the time duration of each pulse, which in turn is derived as a function of the ideal gas law. In one embodiment of the system, the system comprises: a chamber of known volume and controlled and known temperature; a pressure sensor to measure the pressure in the chamber; an outlet valve to a process tool; an inlet valve to charge the chamber with the delivery gas; and a control system configured and arranged so as to control the operation of the outlet valve, control the amount of each gas pulse by controlling the timing of the valve to the process tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: MKS Instruments, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Meneghini
  • Patent number: 8691014
    Abstract: Prepping a surface entails entraining a coating particle into a fluid stream, directing the fluid stream containing the coating particle at the surface to be prepped to thereby prep the surface using the coating particle. The prepped surface can then be coated using the same or substantially similar coating particle. This technique can be used with a continuous airjet, a forced pulsed airjet, a continuous waterjet or a forced pulsed waterjet as the carrier stream. This invention solves the problem of foreign blasting particles becoming embedded in the atomic matrix of the surface to be prepped, which can result in unpredictable behavior of the surface properties and even catastrophic failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: VLN Advanced Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Mohan M. Vijay
  • Patent number: 8640644
    Abstract: A powder spraycoating method and powder spraycoating equipment. A dense phase powder pump is used. According to a predetermined conveying-air function in a control unit, different rates of compressed conveying air can be defined for different powder rates. In one predetermined total-air function in the control unit, the sum of total-air rate composed of the rate of compressed conveying air and of the rate of supplemental compressed air can be kept constant even if the rate of compressed conveying air changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Gema Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Felix Mauchle, Christian Marxer, Hanspeter Vieli
  • Patent number: 8627596
    Abstract: A method is provided for inhibiting plant growth by inducing hypothermia by applying a treating substance to summer annual weeds and grasses. Susceptible undesirable plants will be killed by this treatment, while non-susceptible desirable plants will not be adversely affected by this treatment. Compressed carbon dioxide may be applied to other summer grasses to cause the grasses to become dormant. An apparatus is provided for inducing hypothermia in undesirable plants by applying a treating substance. A canister capable of housing gas may be provided. A valve may be provided to control the amount and pressure of gas dispensed from the canister.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Artic, Inc.
    Inventors: Robby James Howerton, Gina Marie Stewart, Steven Lee Worm, Michael Alan Batalia
  • Patent number: 8623141
    Abstract: A vacuum system for semiconductor fabrication. The system includes a vacuum chamber for performing a semiconductor fabrication process, a vacuum source, and a piping system fluidly connecting the vacuum chamber to the vacuum source. In one embodiment, the piping system is configured without a horizontal flow path section of piping. In some embodiments, the piping system includes a first piping branch and a second piping branch. The first and second piping branches preferably have a symmetrical configuration with respect to the vacuum source. In yet other embodiments, the first and second piping branches preferably each include a throttle valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yi-Pin Chang, Chyi Shyuan Chern
  • Patent number: 8561571
    Abstract: A method of applying a coating solution onto an upper surface of a glass plate that is transported in a substantially horizontal attitude, according to the first aspect of the present invention, the method including the steps of transporting the glass plate into a coating chamber, and opening the plurality of coating nozzles which are positioned in a row at constant intervals therebetween along a curved shape of the upper surface of the glass plate in a width direction of the glass plate perpendicular to the direction of transporting the glass plate by the nozzle position adjusting means and the nozzle height adjusting means, to thereby inject the coating solution when the coating nozzles are located in a region of the upper surface of the glass plate which extends from the leading edge of the glass plate to the rear edge of the glass plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Central Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Takafumi Shioi, Tadaaki Nakano, Shigeo Hamaguchi, Yoshinori Akamatsu, Nobuyuki Itakura
  • Patent number: 8474398
    Abstract: A patch application system is provided comprising a powder application booth. The powder application booth comprises a powder block to temporarily house the powder prior to ejection, a nozzle insert to guide the powder onto the screw, a support stand to adjust the powder block to the appropriate position relative to the screw for a desired patch location and size, a powder cup to deliver the powder to the powder block. A programmable logic controller electronically coupled to the micro air-switch valve controls the duration the air-switch valve remains open. The entire process may be automated by including a screw hopper to temporarily store a plurality of screws, a bowl feeder receiving the screws and delivering the screws to a rotating disk, wherein the rotating disk passes the screws through a heating element and presents the heated screws to the powder application booth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Long-Lok Fasteners Corporation
    Inventor: Terry J. Rowley
  • Patent number: 8389062
    Abstract: A system and method for spray gun or nozzle control wherein the spray gun liquid discharge pattern is dynamically varied to correspond to the dimensions of a moving target object or a portion of the moving target. The spray gun includes inputs for fan air, atomizing air, and liquid, as well as cylinder air. Upon detection of a target object approaching, such as on a conveyor belt, the fan air pressure, atomizing air pressure, liquid pressure, and cylinder air pressure are varied according to predefined or contemporaneously generated curves to provide a spray pattern that corresponds to the shape of the target object or portion of the target object, thus minimizing waste and inefficiency due to overspray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Spraying Systems Co.
    Inventor: Lieven Wulteputte
  • Publication number: 20120246923
    Abstract: The process involves pouring a smothering powder onto a spent anode placed on a support to cover it, with the aim of limiting fluorinated gas emission by the anode. The support may include a temporary tank, pre-filled with powder and provided with an opening for discharging the powder towards the anode on the support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: RIO TINTO ALCAN INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Maxime Faure, Christian Cloue, John Macleod
  • Patent number: 8234998
    Abstract: The present invention comprises an automated apparatus capable of spray depositing polyelectrolytes via the LbL mechanism with minimal or no human interaction. In certain embodiments, the apparatus sprays atomized polyelectrolytes onto a vertically oriented substrate. To counteract the effects of irregular spray patterns, the substrate is preferably slowly rotated about a central axis. In certain embodiments, the apparatus also includes a forced pathway for the droplets, such as a pathway created by using a vacuum. In this way, a thicker or three-dimensional substrate can be coated. In certain embodiments, the apparatus is designed so as to be scalable. Thus, through the use of multiple instantiations of the apparatus, a large or irregularly shaped substrate can be coated. Rolls of textile can therefore be coated using the apparatus. Additionally, the present invention includes a method to uniformly coat a substrate, such as a hydrophobic textile material, using aqueous solutions of polyelectrolytes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Kevin C. Krogman, Paula T. Hammond, Nicole S. Zacharia
  • Patent number: 8161905
    Abstract: An automatic machine for versatile and alternative application of at least two types of sealant along the perimetric rim of an insulating glazing unit, whose spacer frame is constituted preferably but not exclusively by a continuous strip of expanded synthetic material. In particular, the machine allows simple and quick switching from one sealant to another, since the path of the plurality of sealants which starts from their feed, be they of the hot and/or cold extruded type, uses a plurality of ducts which reach the extrusion nozzles that are active proximate to the perimetric rim of the insulating glazing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: For.El.Base Di Vianello Fortunato & C. S.N.C.
    Inventors: Fortunato Vianello, Dino Moschini
  • Patent number: 8136477
    Abstract: A chemical solution is uniformly dispensed from a nozzle by N2 in spin-coating equipment. The dispensing apparatus includes a canister configured to receive a bottle containing the chemical solution, gas supply piping connecting a source of N2 to the inside of the canister, a pressure control valve disposed in the gas supply piping, a chemical supply line by which the bottle is connected to the nozzle, a pressure sensor for sensing the pressure of the chemical solution supplied from the bottle, and a controller that controls the pressure control valve on the basis of the pressure sensed by the pressure sensor. The controller opens the pressure control valve further when the value of the signal output by the pressure sensor is less than a value representative of the minimum of a predetermined pressure range, and closes the pressure control valve further when the value of the signal output by the pressure sensor is greater than a value representative of the maximum of the predetermined pressure range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seung-Ki Cho
  • Patent number: 8073572
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and computer program product for modifying a surface of a component is provided. In use, a surface of a component is translated relative to at least one jet for a period of time to form a plurality of features thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Tara Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Marc O. Schweitzer
  • Patent number: 8033244
    Abstract: Leakage of an atmosphere of a solvent vapor used by a smoothing process for smoothing the surface of a resist pattern outside from a smoothing unit is prevented to facilitate incorporating the smoothing unit into a coating and developing system. A substrate processing system has a coating and developing block 20, a smoothing block 50, an airflow producing unit 60 for producing down airflow that flows down from above the coating and developing block 20 and the smoothing block 50, and a main controller 100 for controlling the airflow producing unit 60.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Junya Minamida, Seiki Ishida
  • Patent number: 8028651
    Abstract: A metering system for a coating installation for coating components such as vehicle body parts contains an applicator which applies the coating material supplied to it with a volumetric flow metered on-demand, a regulated first metering device which adjusts the pressure or the volumetric flow of the coating material to be applied by the applicator based on setpoints which are specified by automated installation controls, a transducer to generate a reading which matches the pressure or the volumetric flow of the coating material flowing to the applicator and a control device for regulating the metering device as a function of the specified setpoints and of the reading from the transducer. A second metering device is connected at the outlet of the regulated first metering device for the coating material flowing to the applicator which controls the pressure or volumetric flow of the said applied coating material for precision metering of the coating material applied as a function of the specified setpoints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Durr Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Lothar Rademacher, Wolfgang Schmid
  • Patent number: 7992517
    Abstract: A gantry tower spraying system with a cartridge/receptacle assembly includes a gantry and a spray assembly coupled to the gantry to allow for translational movement of the spray assembly along the gantry. The spray assembly includes a receptacle for receiving a cartridge containing a cosmetic liquid for skin treatment, and a spray nozzle coupled to the receptacle for receiving the cosmetic liquid and dispensing the cosmetic liquid in a spray. The receptacle has an inner surface of a size and shape to generally conform to a size and shape of a portion of an outer surface of the cartridge. The spraying system can further be provided with an oscillation mechanism adapted to cause oscillation of the spray nozzle. The bottle can be provided with a keying mechanism for engaging a corresponding key structure of the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: MT Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven C. Cooper, Troy H. Cooper, Ricky C. Croft
  • Patent number: 7985448
    Abstract: A process system includes a plurality of processing modules each processing a substrate with a process liquid. There is disposed a dispensing mechanism that dispenses the process liquid to the vertically arranged modules. The dispensing mechanism is provided with a process liquid supply source, and pumps corresponding to the respective processing modules. Each pump temporarily stores therein the process liquid which has been pressure-fed through a riser piping from the process liquid supply source by a pressing apparatus, and delivers the process liquid from an outlet. There are disposed nozzles each having a discharge port and discharging the process liquid to the corresponding processing module. Delivery pipings connecting the outlets of the pumps with the discharge ports of the corresponding nozzles have identical length to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Yoshio Kimura, Takahiro Okubo
  • Patent number: 7968149
    Abstract: A regeneration apparatus for an electroless plating solution, which includes a sensor for measuring the formation rate of phosphorous acid formed in a plating tank in response to a plating treatment, a split device for taking out a plating solution in the plating tank to transfer the plating solution to a first processing tank, a sensor for measuring the concentration of the phosphorous acid contained in the plating solution taken out, an addition device for supplying calcium carbonate or calcium hydroxide, an amount of which is required for producing a calcium phosphite from the phosphorous acid contained in the plating solution, to the first processing tank, a separation device for separating and removing the calcium phosphite produced in the first processing tank from the plating solution, and a return pump for transferring the plating solution from which the calcium phosphite has been separated and removed to the plating tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Murata Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidenori Takagami, Hiroshi Kawakami, Kazuhiko Kato
  • Patent number: 7963246
    Abstract: An apparatus is designed to apply a controlled adhesive bead to a workpiece as the workpiece is manually moved along a stationary adhesive dispensing mechanism. The apparatus comprises a worktable with a motion detection device mounted on a top surface of the table, the adhesive dispensing mechanism mounted to the worktable, an electronic control system mounted to the worktable and operatively connected to the motion detection device and the adhesive dispensing mechanism, and an adhesive source. The workpiece is manually moved under the dispensing mechanism. Regardless of the workpiece movement speed, a consistent sized adhesive bead is applied to the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Henline Adhesive Equipment Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy J. Brinker
  • Patent number: 7934466
    Abstract: The invention concerns a coating plant for the coating of construction units with a coating medium, in particular a paint system for the lacquer finish of motor vehicle body parts, with a dosing pump, the coating medium supplied with a certain delivery (Fm) proportioned, and a pressure control valve arranged upstream before the dosing pump to adjust a coating medium pressure (p v) at the entrance of the dosing pump, as well as a control unit to adjust the pressure control valve a controlled variable of the pressure difference (?p) through the dosing pump independently of the delivery of the dosing pump and the changing viscosity of the lacquers to an essentially constant desired value (?pTARGET).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Durr Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas Collmer, Wilhelm Hofmann
  • Patent number: 7926445
    Abstract: An oxidizing method for an object to be processed according to the present invention includes: an arranging step of arranging a plurality of objects to be processed in a processing container whose inside can be vacuumed, the processing container having a predetermined length, a main supplying unit of an oxidative gas and a supplying unit of a reducing gas being provided at one end of the processing container, a sub supplying unit of the oxidative gas being provided on a way in a longitudinal direction of the processing container; an atmosphere forming step of supplying the oxidative gas and the reducing gas into the processing container in order to form an atmosphere having active oxygen species and active hydroxyl species in the processing container; and an oxidizing step of oxidizing surfaces of the plurality of objects to be processed in the atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Keisuke Suzuki, Toshiyuki Ikeuchi, Kimiya Aoki
  • Patent number: 7921801
    Abstract: A droplet jetting applicator includes a coating unit jetting and coating droplets to a to-be-coated object; a storage space storing the to-be-coated object coated with the droplets; an exhaust section exhausting gas in the storage space; an adjustment unit adjusting an outlet flow of the gas exhausted by the exhaust section from the storage space; and a control section controlling the adjustment unit so that the outlet flow is changed in a stepwise manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Haruhiko Ishihara, Atsushi Kinase
  • Patent number: 7892603
    Abstract: A regeneration apparatus for an electroless plating solution includes a sensor for measuring the formation rate of phosphorous acid formed in a plating tank in response to a plating treatment, a split device for taking out a plating solution in the plating tank to transfer the plating solution to a first processing tank, a sensor for measuring the concentration of the phosphorous acid contained in the plating solution taken out, an addition device for supplying calcium carbonate or calcium hydroxide, an amount of which is required for producing a calcium phosphite from the phosphorous acid contained in the plating solution, to the first processing tank, a separation device for separating and removing the calcium phosphite produced in the first processing tank from the plating solution, and a return pump for transferring the plating solution from which the calcium phosphite has been separated and removed to the plating tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Murata Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidenori Takagami, Hiroshi Kawakami, Kazuhiko Kato
  • Patent number: 7886684
    Abstract: A gantry tower spraying system with a cartridge/receptacle assembly includes a gantry and a spray assembly coupled to the gantry to allow for translational movement of the spray assembly along the gantry. The spray assembly includes a receptacle for receiving a cartridge containing a cosmetic liquid for skin treatment, and a spray nozzle coupled to the receptacle for receiving the cosmetic liquid and dispensing the cosmetic liquid in a spray. The receptacle has an inner surface of a size and shape to generally conform to a size and shape of a portion of an outer surface of the cartridge. The spraying system can further be provided with an oscillation mechanism adapted to cause oscillation of the spray nozzle. The bottle can be provided with a keying mechanism for engaging a corresponding key structure of the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: MT Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven C. Cooper, Troy H. Cooper, Ricky C. Croft
  • Patent number: 7878143
    Abstract: A film-forming apparatus includes a mixing section which mixes material particles and core particles having a large particle size than that of the material particles; a separating section which separates the material particles and the core particles; an aerosol-generator which generates aerosol by dispersing the separated material particles in a carrier gas; and a nozzle which ejects the aerosol containing the material particles. The core particles having the large particle size can be easily controlled in terms of transport amount of the core particles, as compared to the material particles which are fine particles used for the film formation. Further, since the core particles hardly cause clog-up in the system, the concentration of aerosol can be maintained stably by appropriately controlling the transport amount of the core particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Motohiro Yasui
  • Patent number: 7867576
    Abstract: A method for monitoring the quality of a pattern of fluid beads applied to a moving substrate measures time delays between the passage of a reference point on a substrate element and leading and trailing edges of a bead, the quality of which is to be measured. A time delay ratio is generated, and compared to a reference ratio. The result of the comparison is indicative of variations in the quality of the measured bead. The invention has utility in a variety of industries, including industries in which adhesive beads are applied to a substrate, such as the envelope and box industries. An apparatus in accordance with the invention may conveniently utilize non-contact sensors to monitor the passage of the substrate and beads, and further may advantageously monitor the leading edge of the substrate and leading and trailing edges of the beads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Inventors: Leonard Levin, Sophia Levin
  • Patent number: 7866122
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for making a hard pack cigarette package composed of a transparent material that includes an inner frame that is also composed of a transparent material. The package is assembled using a hot-melt adhesive material to bind the package together as well as to bind the inner frame insert and a foil wrapped assemblage of smoking articles to the package. The hot-melt adhesive material is applied by an electronically controlled hot-melt adhesive applicator working in conjunction with a uniform contrast roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Jerry Wayne Pipes, Wesley Steven Jones, Randy Lee McKnight
  • Patent number: 7793676
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for supplying a paint application device with paint, whereby a determined amount of paint is transported between two scrapers through a scraper line, from a first scraper station which can be connected to a paint supply source, to a second scraper station which can be connected to the paint application device. Said scraper line is cleaned on the return path from the second scraper station to the first scraper station, by a cleaning product which is also transported between the two scrapers. In this way, the scraper line can be cleaned in a reliable manner, with a simple embodiment of the scraper, thus rendering the inventive method especially useful when a color change is carried out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Eisenmann Lacktechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Markus Albrecht, Aydin Ucan
  • Patent number: 7793858
    Abstract: A paint delivery and application apparatus, wherein the apparatus includes a source of paint, a paint applicator, a supply line interconnecting the source of paint and the applicator and at least one pig in the supply line, wherein the paint pushes the pig from adjacent the source of paint to the paint applicator and a source of purging solvent delivering a small volume of purging solvent to the supply line when the pig is adjacent the source of paint adjacent to and upstream of the pig acting as a lubricant, reducing chattering and skipping of the pig and extending the life of the pig. Where the apparatus includes two pigs, purging solvent is delivered between the pigs adjacent the applicator, the pigs are delivered to adjacent the source of paint and a small volume of solvent is then delivered from between the pigs upstream of the pigs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Durr Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert F. Heldt, Rainer Melcher, Manfred Michelfelder, Robert E. Brady
  • Patent number: 7753253
    Abstract: A dispensing device (4) for charging underfill agent into a gap between a substrate (K) and a chip (C) includes means for storing underfill agent (66, 67), a chamber (52) provided for containing substrate (K) to be charged with underfill agent and capable of being opened/closed, a dispenser (73) provided in the chamber (52) and discharging underfill agent introduced from the storing means (66, 67) into the gap between the substrate (K) and the chip (C), and a first pressure reducing means (46) for reducing the pressure in the chamber (52) at a predetermined vacuum pressure prior to the discharge of underfill agent by the dispenser (73). The dispensing device (4) can supply underfill agent with no bubbles to the substrate (K). A mounting system using this dispensing device (4) is also provided by the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Toray Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsumi Terada, Takashi Takei
  • Patent number: 7748342
    Abstract: A sealant forming device, a sealant forming method and a method for manufacturing a liquid crystal display device using the same are disclosed. According to the present invention, a sealant coagulated in a nozzle can be minimized or prevented by performing an instantaneous suction process. A sealant forming device includes a dispenser including a syringe, and a nozzle connected to a lower end of the syringe to discharge a sealant therethrough; a dispensing tube connected to the syringe to apply a pressure to the syringe; and an instantaneous suction tube connected to the syringe to extract the sealant remaining in the nozzle after discharging the sealant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hae Joon Son, In Kyu Lee
  • Patent number: 7717059
    Abstract: A liquid adhesive dispensing system operable for more uniformly applying liquid adhesive foam onto moving substrates, notwithstanding changes in line speed, adhesive liquid flow rates, or foaming/atomizing air pressures. The illustrated liquid adhesive system includes a header having a plurality of air atomizing spray guns; the spray guns each having a respective variable speed positive displacement pump for directing a metered quantity of liquid adhesive from a liquid adhesive supply to the respective spray gun; and a control for controlling the operating speed of the positive displacement pumps in relation to the speed of the moving substrate and the foaming/atomizing air pressure to the spray guns in relation to the operating speed of the positive displacement pumps. The control further is operable for monitoring pressures across the positive displacement pumps for insuring the accurate direction of metered quantities of liquid to the spray guns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignees: Spraying Systems Co., H.B. Fuller Company
    Inventors: Paul David Wanthal, Mutombo J. Muvundamina, James Haruch
  • Patent number: 7717060
    Abstract: An electroless metal deposition process to make a semiconductor device uses a plating bath solution having a reducing agent. A sample of the bath solution is taken and the pH of the sample is increased. The hydrogen evolved from the sample is measured. The hydrogen evolved is used to determine the concentration of the reducing agent present in the sample. Based on the determined reducing agent concentration, the plating bath solution is modified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven M. Hues, Michael L. Lovejoy, Varughese Mathew
  • Patent number: 7707962
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming a film of solution of carbon nanotubes includes a retaining member, an array of spray nozzles, and a supply tube. The spray nozzles are mounted on the retaining member. The spray nozzles being in communication with the supply tube. The apparatus can deposit a film of solution of carbon nanotubes having high thickness uniformity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mong-Tung Lin
  • Patent number: 7694649
    Abstract: A process system includes a plurality of processing modules each processing a substrate with a process liquid. There is disposed a dispensing mechanism that dispenses the process liquid to the vertically arranged modules. The dispensing mechanism is provided with a process liquid supply source, and pumps corresponding to the respective processing modules. Each pump temporarily stores therein the process liquid which has been pressure-fed through a riser piping from the process liquid supply source by a pressing apparatus, and delivers the process liquid from an outlet. There are disposed nozzles each having a discharge port and discharging the process liquid to the corresponding processing module. Delivery pipings connecting the outlets of the pumps with the discharge ports of the corresponding nozzles have identical length to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Yoshio Kimura, Takahiro Okubo
  • Patent number: 7681522
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus for manufacturing a bonded substrate that suppresses a defect in the bonded substrate. When the pressure in a vacuum chamber is at the atmospheric level, upper and lower chuck units respectively attract substrates through vacuum. When the vacuum chamber is depressurized, each chuck unit electrostatically attracts the associated substrate. During the depressurization of the vacuum chamber, the pressure for attracting each substrate to the associated chuck unit is controlled to be equal to the pressure in the vacuum chamber. This prevents each substrate from falling from or moving relative to the associated chuck unit. The first and second substrates are thus bonded together and accurately aligned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Koji Hashizume, Yoshimasa Miyajima, Norihiko Hatano, Tetsuji Kadowaki
  • Patent number: 7611583
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to the conditioning of bowling lanes, and, more particularly to an apparatus and method for automatically applying a predetermined pattern of dressing fluid along the transverse and longitudinal dimensions of a bowling lane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Brunswick Bowling & Billiards Corporation
    Inventors: George W. Buckley, Roy A. Burkholder, Richard A. Davis, Steven J. Gonring, Mark H. Meade, Patrick J. Mitchell, Troy A. Recknagel
  • Patent number: 7485188
    Abstract: A coating process method in which a coating liquid is discharged onto the surface of a target substrate to be processed while rotating the target substrate so as to expand the coating liquid radially outward on the target substrate and, thus, to form a coated film comprises the step of detecting that the actual discharging of a coating liquid from a coating liquid discharging nozzle is started, and the step of controlling based on a signal of the detection at least one of the driving timing of a pump for allowing the coating liquid to be discharged from the coating liquid discharging nozzle, the operation timing of a valve mounted to a pipe for supplying the coating liquid into the coating liquid discharging nozzle, and the rotation starting or stopping timing of the target substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Takashi Takekuma, Yasuyuki Kometani, Yoshiteru Fukuda, Junya Minamida
  • Patent number: 7469639
    Abstract: A printing device includes a main body and a plurality of nozzle units on a lower portion of the main body, a plurality of accommodation grooves within the main body and configured to contain a printing material, and a plurality of slits in each nozzle unit and each slit connected to an accommodation groove, so as to coat the printing material onto a printing object. Since the printing device includes a plurality of nozzle units that can individually control the amount of printing material flowing out of the printing device, the amount of printing material can be easily controlled and regulated. A method of using the printing device includes coating a printing roll with the printing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Assignee: LG. Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hong Suk Yoo, Tae Young Oh
  • Patent number: 7438764
    Abstract: A spray assembly for applying a fluid material to a surface includes a first spray bar and a second spray bar, each of which is mounted for movement along an axis. Each spray bar includes a plurality of nozzles, each of which is associated with a valve that can be opened or closed. Each nozzle is adapted to dispense a fluid material in a defined spray pattern onto the surface. The nozzles are spaced along the length of the spray bar to which they are attached and disposed above the surface so that the spray pattern from any nozzle on a spray bar does not overlap the spray pattern of a longitudinally adjacent nozzle. The assembly also includes a source of fluid material, and a fluid circuit through which fluid material may be supplied to each of the nozzles. Components of the assembly are also provided for intercepting at least a portion of the spray from a nozzle of the second spray bar to prevent the spray pattern from such nozzle from overlapping with the spray pattern from a nozzle of the first spray bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Assignee: Bearcat Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: F. Ken Hill
  • Patent number: 7387684
    Abstract: A spray device for coating a surface of a human body with a spray liquid, the spray device including at least one nozzle and at least one liquid container, wherein the at least one liquid container is adapted to hold a volume of spray liquid substantially equal to an amount required to apply a single dosage of the spray liquid for coating a surface of a human body. The spray device further includes a liquid channel adapted to connect the at least one liquid container to the at least one nozzle, and a spray valve adapted to cause the spray liquid to flow from the at least one liquid container to the at least one nozzle using the liquid channel. The spray device still further includes a control device adapted to control the operation of the spray device; and a mounting device for mounting the spray device to a mounting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Assignee: Mystic Tan, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven C. Cooper, Troy H. Cooper, Ricky C. Croft