With Means To Prepare Work Surface For Coating Patents (Class 118/72)
  • Patent number: 10182645
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an on-line wheel cleaning device, having a frame, a cylinder, a motor, a brush chassis, radial brushes, a spline shaft and a spline housing, wherein a sensor enables a wheel to be primarily positioned; a clamping cylinder enables two left clamping rollers and right clamping rollers to clamp the wheel by way of gears, left racks, right racks and a guide rail; a jacking cylinder is used for jacking the brush chassis and the radial brushes through the spline shaft and enabling the brush chassis and the radial brushes to touch a flange plate and a center hole of the wheel, respectively; the motor drives a first belt pulley, the spline housing and the spline shaft to rotate through a synchronous belt and a first belt pulley; an adjusting cylinder jacks up an apex to drive the four radial brushes to move outwards respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: CITIC Dicastal CO., LTD
    Inventors: Bowen Xue, Guangcai Chen, Jiandong Guo, Weidong Liu, Yao Zheng
  • Patent number: 9809878
    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: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Marca Machinery, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Black, Stanton A. Brooks
  • Patent number: 9103504
    Abstract: The invention relates to a machine for coating the interior of a pipe. The machine can be pulled through and positioned within a pipe or pipeline by a internal pipe tractor, and can be used to apply viscous liquids, including two part epoxies and urethanes, to the interior wall of the pipe. The machine is typically used for the overcoating of portions of pipe having defects in their internal coatings, for example, at their girth welds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: ShawCor Ltd.
    Inventors: Mark Redmond, Joseph Mordarski, Josef Benedik, Armen Markarian
  • Publication number: 20150068451
    Abstract: A method of making a gas separation membrane system by providing a porous support material having deposited thereon a metal membrane layer and imposing upon the surface thereof certain surface characteristics that provide for surface activation that enhances the placement thereon of a subsequent metal membrane layer. The gas separation membrane system is useful in the separation of hydrogen from hydrogen-containing gas streams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: John Charles SAUKATITIS
  • Publication number: 20150064911
    Abstract: Productivity can be improved. A substrate processing method includes a processing liquid supplying process of supplying a processing liquid, which contains a volatile component and forms a film on a substrate, onto the substrate on which a pre-treatment, which requires atmosphere management or time management after the pre-treatment, is performed; and an accommodating process of accommodating, in a transfer container, the substrate on which the processing liquid is solidified or cured by volatilization of the volatile component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Miyako Kaneko, Takehiko Orii, Itaru Kanno
  • Publication number: 20150024235
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process and apparatus for preparing a substrate having a high coefficient of friction on a surface, and the high friction substrate. A pre-process of sanding can be used, followed by thermal wire coating of the sanded surface. The surface can have a static and dynamic coefficient of friction greater than or equal to than 0.85.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Joe Gauntt, Jeff Friedman
  • Publication number: 20140272164
    Abstract: The present application provides for coaters, and methods of using coaters, configured to coat tubes, rods or like members. The coaters may include a coating reservoir configured to apply a coating to the exterior surface of such members. The coating reservoir may include at least one void, first and second ends with first and second apertures, respectively, in communication with the at least one void, at least one port in communication with the at least one void, and coating delivery material positioned within the at least one void. The first aperture, second aperture, and coating delivery material may define a coating passageway through the coating reservoir. An engagement portion of the coating delivery material may define the narrowest portion of the coating pathway and be effective in supporting and coating the exterior surface of a member as the member passes, or is passed, through the coating passageway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Kevin MCEVOY, Sean Michael SWEENEY, Ambarish KULKARNI
  • Publication number: 20140248438
    Abstract: A method of coating molded metals includes cleaning a molded metal, coating the molded metal with a coating, and curing the coated molded metal. The coating includes monofunctional monomers, multifunctional monomers, and acrylic oligomers. A molded metal coating application system includes a conveyor configured to transport a molded metal. A cleaning stage is configured to clean the molded metal. A coating stage is configured to deposit a coating on the molded metal. A curing stage is configured to cure the deposited coating on the molded metal. The coating includes monofunctional monomers, multifunctional monomers, and acrylic oligomers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Uni-Pixel Displays, Inc.
    Inventors: Danliang Jin, Robert J. Petcavich
  • Publication number: 20140220250
    Abstract: A system for painting a structure includes a motorized, wheeled vehicle that is movable along a surface and includes a frame and a lift structure coupled with the frame. The system also includes a support structure supported by the lift structure, and a table supported by the support structure. The table is translatable relative to the support structure. The system also includes a mount structure rotatably coupled with the table and a kit of parts that includes a spray head assembly configured for releasable attachment to the mount structure. The system further includes a paint reservoir and a pump, each being supported by one of the vehicle and the support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventors: Adam G. Logan, Cameron Michael Johnson, Jeffrey David Weikel
  • Publication number: 20140160650
    Abstract: Methods for applying protective coatings to electronic devices that have already been assembled, and are in a consumer-ready or aftermarket form, are disclosed. In such a method, an electronic device may be at least partially disassembled to expose at least a portion of an interior of the electronic device. A protective coating is applied to some or all of the exposed surfaces of the electronic devices, including one or more internal surfaces, features or components of the electronic device. Thereafter, the electronic device may be reassembled. During and after reassembly, the protective coating resides internally within the electronic device. Systems for applying protective coatings to interior components of previously assembled electronic devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: HzO, Inc.
    Inventors: Blake Stevens, Max Sorenson, Paul S. Clayson, Scott B. Gordon
  • Publication number: 20140150718
    Abstract: Disclosed is technology and device for uniform distribution of water film on solid collecting plate used on a wet electrostatic precipitator (ESP). The device includes clamping plate fastening bolts, suspended clamping plates, a water distribution pipe, guide vanes, collecting plate, a limiter, a two-way limited fixed axis and a double arming bolt. The surfaces of the solid collecting plate are subjected to coating pretreatment, the upper parts of the collector are connected with the water distribution pipe, and the 45° guide vanes are twisted; a corrugated diversion with the width of 5 to 8 mm is adopted; stainless steel pipes are crosswise welded, water distribution holes are formed at the water distribution pipe, the distribution pipe is connected with an external water tank, and the inlet quantity of the water is controlled by a PLC; the collectors are placed vertically, and the ESP contains a set of sharp discharge electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventors: Chunyuan Ma, Jingcai Chang
  • Publication number: 20140144375
    Abstract: Provided is an equipment for manufacturing a semiconductor. The equipment for manufacturing a semiconductor includes a cleaning chamber in which a cleaning process is performed on substrates, an epitaxial chamber in which an epitaxial process for forming an epitaxial layer on each of the substrates is performed, and a transfer chamber to which the cleaning chamber and the epitaxial chamber are connected to sides surfaces thereof, the transfer chamber including a substrate handler for transferring the substrates, on which the cleaning process is completed, into the epitaxial chamber. The cleaning chamber includes a reaction chamber connected to a side surface of the transfer chamber to perform a reaction process on the substrates and a heating chamber connected to a side surface of the transfer chamber to perform a heating process on the substrates. The reaction chamber and the heating chamber are vertically stacked on each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: EUGENE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young Dae Kim, Jun Jin Hyon, Sang Ho Woo, Seung Woo Shin
  • Publication number: 20140123894
    Abstract: The present invention relates to painting plant, the individual apparatus of which, which are required for different process steps, are accommodated in individual detachable modules, thus considerably simplifying the installation of the painting plant as well as the maintenance and servicing thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: OERLIKON TRADING AG, TRUBBACH
    Inventor: Carlos Ribeiro
  • 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: 8671880
    Abstract: The present invention provides a liquid application device and an ink jet recording apparatus each capable of reducing deterioration in application quality due to an increase in the number of times of use of a roller, thereby improving durability. The present invention includes an application roller which applies liquid to an application medium, and a liquid retention member which retains the liquid in a liquid retention space formed by making the application roller be in contact with the retention member. With this structure, a pool of the liquid is formed, with rotation of the application roller, in an area upstream of a contact area, in a rotational direction, between the application member and the retention member at a side where a surface of the application member enters the contact area therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Naomi Oshio, Osamu Iwasaki, Yoshinori Nakagawa, Atsuhiko Musuyama, Naoji Otsuka
  • Publication number: 20140065346
    Abstract: Disclosed are processes for applying anti-soil compositions onto BCF yarns during cable or air twisting processes prior to weaving, knitting or tufting into finished carpet. The process foregoes the need for downstream environmentally unfavorable dyeing and low pH chemical treatment processes on the finished carpet. The anti-soil composition can be comprised of a high specific surface energy chemical or other material, for example a fluorochemical. Further, the anti-soil composition can further comprise an anti-stain component. Also disclosed are systems, BCF yarns, and carpets made from the BCF yarn treated by the disclosed process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Wae-Hai Tung, Ronnie Rittenhouse, Daniel Reynolds
  • Patent number: 8609182
    Abstract: Improved methods and apparatus for forming thin-film layers of chalcogenide on a substrate web. Solutions containing the reactants for the chalcogenide layer may be contained substantially to the front surface of the web, controlling the boundaries of the reaction and avoiding undesired deposition of chalcogenide upon the back side of the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Global Solar Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Britt, Scot Albright, Urs Schoop
  • Publication number: 20130251889
    Abstract: A coating apparatus may be configured to concurrently receive and waterproof a large number of electronic device assemblies. The coating apparatus may include a track for transporting the electronic device assemblies into an application station. The application station may have a cubic shape, and include an entry door and an opposite exit door. The entry and exit doors may enable the introduction of substrates into the application station, as well as their removal from the application station. In addition, the entry and exit doors may enable isolation of the application station from an exterior environment and, thus, provide control over the conditions under which a moisture resistant material is applied to the substrates. Methods for making electronic devices and other substrates resistant to moisture are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: HzO, Inc.
    Inventors: Dana Cox, Max Sorenson, James Kent Naylor
  • Publication number: 20130236644
    Abstract: A system for painting a structure includes a motorized, wheeled vehicle that is movable along a surface and includes a frame and a lift structure coupled with the frame. The system also includes a support structure supported by the lift structure, and a table supported by the support structure. The table is translatable relative to the support structure. The system also includes a mount structure rotatably coupled with the table and a kit of parts that includes a spray head assembly configured for releasable attachment to the mount structure. The system further includes a paint reservoir and a pump, each being supported by one of the vehicle and the support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventors: Adam G. Logan, Cameron Michael Johnson, Jeffrey David Weikel
  • Publication number: 20130233829
    Abstract: An aspect of the present disclosure, there is provided a method for reproducing a template. The template includes a transfer surface and a release layer. The transfer surface has a concavoconvex pattern. The release layer includes an inorganic functional group and an organic functional group, both being bonded to the transfer surface. The method for reproducing the template includes the following two steps: removing the organic functional group by oxidizing and decomposing the organic functional group included in the release layer; and removing the inorganic functional group; and forming the release layer by coupling a silane coupling agent with the transfer surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Masako KOBAYASHI, Hideaki HIRABAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20130224384
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for applying a liquid active substance to surfaces moving in a circulating manner, such as of cylinders, rolls, fabrics or other moving webs, consisting of a metering unit and an application unit. The active substance is conducted to the application unit by the metering unit, and the application unit has a pad with an open-pore mesh structure for receiving and storing the active substance and for applying the active substance as a film as a function of the degree of saturation and the contact pressure of the pad on the moving surface. Also, the use of the apparatus for keeping moving surfaces free from deposits, accumulations or contaminants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventors: Marcus Pfeifle, Tobias Popp
  • Patent number: 8518480
    Abstract: The present invention is a method of developing a resist film on a substrate using a developing solution at a predetermined temperature lower than room temperature, including a first cooling step of mounting and cooling the substrate on a cooling plate at a temperature lower than room temperature and higher than the predetermined temperature in a cooling apparatus; a second cooling step of then carrying the substrate into a developing apparatus and supplying a rinse solution at the predetermined temperature or lower onto the substrate to cool the substrate in the developing apparatus; a developing step of then supplying the developing solution onto the substrate and developing the resist film on the substrate to form a resist pattern in the resist film; and a cleaning step of then supplying a rinse solution at the predetermined temperature onto the substrate to clean a front surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Norifumi Sato, Yukio Kiba, Tetsushi Miyamoto, Kazuhisa Hasebe
  • Patent number: 8505477
    Abstract: A system for applying hot melt adhesive powder onto a non-metallic object surface comprises a convey belt, a radiation chamber, a spraying chamber and a heating chamber. The convey belt is used to deliver a non-metallic object treated by a cleaning agent and a conductive liquid through the radiation chamber where the surface of the non-metallic objected is irradiated by ultraviolet rays and ozone and then through the spraying chamber where the surface of the non-metallic object is sprayed with charged hot melt adhesive powder, and finally into the heating chamber where the hot melt adhesive powder attached onto the non-metallic object will be melted into a liquid adhesive film ready to be bonded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Orisol Asia Ltd.
    Inventors: Jakov Makover, Bar Cochva Mardix, Yaacov Sadeh
  • Patent number: 8448276
    Abstract: A tuning device consisting of a wax piece, a scraper, and a buffer in a portable unit for creating a waxed surface for skis and snowboards. The tuning device may also include a cord or strap for carrying the device and a cap fitting over the wax for keeping other surfaces from coming in direct contact with the wax while carrying and storing the device. The wax cap may also be used to form new wax on the tuning device. The tuning device allows for the application of wax to the base surface of all types of skis and snowboards. The wax is first applied to the base surface of the ski or snowboard, filling in scratches and gouges on the base surface. The excess wax is then scraped off using the scraper. The base surface of the ski or snowboard where the wax was applied is then polished using the buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Carroll
  • Publication number: 20130122190
    Abstract: A chemical bath deposition system is used for forming a buffer layer and a ZnO window layer on a back electrode substrate having a photoelectric transducing layer. The chemical bath deposition system includes a first bath tank and a second bath tank. The first bath tank is used for storing a buffer-layer solution. The buffer-layer solution forms the buffer layer on the photoelectric transducing layer when the back electrode substrate is immersed in the buffer-layer solution. The second bath tank is for storing a window-layer solution. The window-layer solution forms the ZnO window layer on the buffer layer when the back electrode substrate is immersed in the window-layer solution. The first bath tank and the second bath tank are in an in-line arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventors: Shih-Wei Lee, Lung-Chieh Wang
  • Publication number: 20130055950
    Abstract: A device for coating surface portions of a board material with a liquid material. The device includes a wheel which transfers the coating material and compressed air which positions the coating material. A method for surface coating and a floorboard with a finished surface portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: VALINGE INNOVATION AB
    Inventor: VALINGE INNOVATION AB
  • Publication number: 20130052335
    Abstract: A method for applying a coating to a cable, the cable having a longitudinal direction, includes A) cleaning the surface of the cable, and B) applying coating to the cable by rotating a coating application means around the cable allowing the application of the coating. The steps are performed from a platform being moved along the cable in a movement direction by at least three wheels that are fastened in a force-locking manner to the cable. Step A) is performed in the movement direction before the wheels, and step B) is performed in the movement direction behind the wheels. The wheels are driven by a motor that can be controlled in such a manner that the platform can be positioned at predefined positions reproducibly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: Diagnose und Ingenieurgesellschaft Dr. Boué
    Inventor: Andreas BOUÉ
  • Publication number: 20130052828
    Abstract: In a substrate processing apparatus (1), a silicon oxide film on a main surface of a substrate (9) is removed in an oxide film removing part (4) and then a silylation material is applied to the main surface, to thereby perform a silylation process in a silylation part (6). It is thereby possible to lengthen the Q time from the removal of the silicon oxide film to the formation of the silicon germanium film and reduce the temperature for prebaking in the formation of the silicon germanium film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventors: Akio HASHIZUME, Yuya AKANISHI
  • Publication number: 20130029036
    Abstract: Methods, compositions and systems for prolonging the lives of transportation surfaces, including pavement, runways, bridges and parking structures include chemically protecting the transportation surfaces. Chemical protection may be accompanied by physical alteration of the transportation surface, which may enhance one or both of a microtexture and a macrotexture of the transportation surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: ADVANCED CONCRETE TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Dal N. Hills, Kent Barrus, Jeffrey L. Koebrick
  • Publication number: 20130011562
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a three dimensional model from a composite model formed by a plurality of layers. The composite model comprises at least one shell material encasing and enclosing a build material. The method comprises the steps of (1) depositing a build layer of the build material onto a preceding layer, (2) removing a selected area of the build material from the deposited build layer; (3) depositing the shell material in any removed selected area of the build material; and (4) reducing the build layer to a desired final thickness for supporting a next build layer. Then repeatedly repeating steps (1) through (4) for each build layer until the composite model is completed. Finally, the undesired extraneous material, and possibly the shell, are removed to obtain the final model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: SOLIDSCAPE, INC.
    Inventors: Michael VARANKA, John WIGAND
  • Publication number: 20120318196
    Abstract: There is disclosed a system for forming a superconductor material on a substrate. The system may comprise a dispensing reel; a spooling reel; and at least two modular reaction chambers, wherein at least one modular reaction chamber is connected to a supply of buffer precursor material and at least one other modular reaction chamber is connected to a supply of superconductor precursor material. The modular reaction chambers may include connections capable of being modified to add or remove adjacent components. It is understood that at least one of the spooling reel and/or the dispensing reel are exposed to normal atmosphere. The deposition chamber may also comprise a distribution head that provides a laminar flow of precursor materials onto the substrate, as well as at least one lamp comprising a reflector that directs UV and/or visible light towards the tape substrate to enhance a growth rate of material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventors: Alex Ignatiev, Xin Zhang, Alexander A. Molodyk, Louis D. Castellani
  • Patent number: 8334015
    Abstract: A combinatorial processing chamber and method are provided. In the method a fluid volume flows over a surface of a substrate with differing portions of the fluid volume having different constituent components to concurrently expose segregated regions of the substrate to a mixture of the constituent components that differ from constituent components to which adjacent regions are exposed. Differently processed segregated regions are generated through the multiple flowings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Intermolecular, Inc.
    Inventors: Tony P. Chiang, Sunil Shanker, Chi-I Lang
  • Patent number: 8309184
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for priming a substrate by contacting the substrate with a primer fed from a primer source and depositing the primer on the substrate. Compared to other priming methods, the claimed priming gives better results because the deposition is carried out electrostatically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Stora Enso Oyj
    Inventors: Tapani Penttinen, Kimmo Nevalainen, Isto Heiskanen, Kaj Backfolk, Minna Peltola, Ali Harlin
  • Patent number: 8298607
    Abstract: A method for electrostatic coating of medical devices such as stents and balloons is described. The method includes applying a composition to a polymeric component of a medical device which has little or no conductivity. The polymeric component could be a material from which the body or a strut of the stent is made or could be a polymeric coating pre-applied on the stent. The polymeric component could be the balloon wall. A charge can then be applied to the polymeric component or the polymeric component can be grounded. Charged particles of drugs, polymers, biobeneficial agents, or any combination of these can then be electrostatically deposited on the medical device or the coating on the medical device. One example of the composition is iodine, iodine, iodide, iodate, a complex or salt thereof which can also impart imaging capabilities to the medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Cameron K. Kerrigan, Stephen Pacetti
  • Patent number: 8286576
    Abstract: A thermal processing unit of a thermal processor for anti-reflection films includes: a covering nozzle for covering a substrate from above supported by a thermal processing plate and discharging an adhesion enhancing agent to a periphery of a substrate supported by the thermal processing plate; and a vaporization processor for supplying an adhesion enhancing agent in the vapor phase to the covering nozzle. While a substrate placed over the thermal processing plate is being subjected to thermal process, a control part causes the covering nozzle to discharge an adhesion enhancing agent in the vapor phase onto a periphery of a substrate to realize adhesion enhancement process. Thus, the adhesion between a resist coating film and a substrate surface in the periphery of a substrate is enhanced. Further, parallel implementation of thermal process and adhesion enhancement process exerts no influence on throughput.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Sokudo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Tamada, Masakazu Sanada, Tadashi Miyagi
  • Publication number: 20120251944
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosed technology disclose a photolithography method and apparatus, and the method comprises: hydrophobicity-treating edge portions of a surface of a substrate to be applied with photoresist; and applying hydrophilic photoresist to the surface of the substrate subject to hydrophobic treatment. With the disclosed technology, the usage amount of thinner in the edge photoresist-removing procedure can be greatly reduced or even eliminated, thereby reducing production costs and increasing production efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Weifeng ZHOU, Jianshe XUE
  • Publication number: 20120251716
    Abstract: A method for applying a coating to a surface comprising providing a sprayable liquid binding agent formed of first and second components, pumping the first and second components of the binding agent to a first dispensing device (13) and combining the first and second components in the first dispensing device (13) to form the binding agent. The method further comprises spraying the binding agent from the first dispensing device (13) on to a surface to be coated (32), providing a particulate medium, and spraying the particulate medium from a second dispensing device (37) into the liquid spray of binding agent produced by the first dispensing device (13). The binding agent coating the particulate medium and adhering it to the surface (32) to form a coating thereon. An apparatus for performing the method is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventor: Hamish Scott
  • Publication number: 20120225201
    Abstract: The aim of the invention is to improve the bond between the oxide ceramic and the veneer material and to increase the durability of said bond. According to the invention, an adhesion promoter (mixture of silicate ceramic and quartz) is applied as a sol to a main body that is to be veneered and that has not yet been densely sintered, the main body being made of oxide ceramic or starting materials thereof. The main body is then sintered to a final state together with the worked-in adhesion promoter, and afterwards the veneer material is applied. The invention is used, for example, to produce dental crowns and bridges having a high load-bearing capacity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: Glueckauf Technologie KG
    Inventors: Olaf Glueck, Roland Goebel
  • Publication number: 20120214040
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of efficiently fabricating a large number of fiber electrodes at the same time from a large number of fibers while taking advantage of inherent characteristics of fiber electrodes. A fiber electrode fabrication method according to the present invention includes: a step (2, 2a) of spreading a fiber tow; a step (3, 4, 5) of obtaining fiber positive electrodes or fiber negative electrodes by forming a positive electrode active material coating or a negative electrode active material coating on each of single fibers that are obtained by spreading the fiber tow; and a step (6, 6a) of forming a separator coating on the fiber positive electrodes or the fiber negative electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicants: NATIONLA INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuo Tsutsumi, Kazuya Nishimura, Tomoaki Takasaki, Masateru Nakoji, Tetsuo Sakai, Makoto Saito, Jinhan Yao, Takashi Mukai
  • Publication number: 20120163981
    Abstract: Disclosed is a field repairable coated airfoil such as a wing or a rotor blade having a leading edge protected by a spray applied or prefabricated variable thickness, multilayer coating system composed a primer or adhesive layer, a basecoat layer and a topcoat where the coating is continuously tapering having a thicker cross section at the leading edge and a thinner cross section at the trailing edge of the airfoil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventor: Shek C. Hong
  • Publication number: 20120097336
    Abstract: The present invention is a template treatment apparatus forming a film of a release agent on a template having a transfer pattern formed on a front surface thereof, the template treatment apparatus including: a treatment station forming a film of a release agent on the front surface of the template; and a template carry-in/out station capable of keeping a plurality of the templates, and carrying the template into/out of the treatment station, wherein the treatment station includes: a cleaning unit cleaning the front surface of the template; a coating unit applying a release agent to the cleaned front surface of the template; a heating unit baking the applied release agent; and a carry unit carrying the template to the cleaning unit, the coating unit, and the heating unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Shoichi Terada, Yoshio Kimura, Takahiro Kitano
  • Patent number: 8147899
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods and systems for aligning and coating a medical device during a single coating cycle. A first section of an applicator may apply a contact force to surfaces of the medical device. The contact force may align and remove surface irregularities from the medical device prior to coating the medical device with coating. The coating may be resident on a second section of the applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: David McMorrow, Timothy O'Connor
  • Publication number: 20120065583
    Abstract: Method of coating an expandable member is provided. The method comprises providing an expandable member with a plurality of folds defined therein, the expandable member having a folded configuration and a fully expanded configuration at a rated nominal pressure. The expandable member is inflated to an initial pressure of from 10% to about 300% of nominal pressure. A therapeutic agent is disposed on at least a portion of the expandable member. The expandable member is partially deflated to an intermediate pressure by withdrawing an amount of inflation medium from the expandable member, and by applying an external force to the expandable member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: ABBOTT LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Benjamyn Serna, Binh Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20110266705
    Abstract: A template repair method according to one embodiment is a method for repairing a template including a template base material and a first mold release layer formed on a pattern surface of the template base material, and a restorative material is supplied to the pattern surface of the template base material in the template repair method. The restorative material has affinity to the base material and non-affinity to the mold release layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Inventors: Shinichi ITO, Takuya KONO
  • Publication number: 20110247554
    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 behaviour of the surface properties and even catastrophic failure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Inventor: Mohan M. Vijay
  • Publication number: 20110244131
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a template surface treatment method includes hydroxylating the surface of a template having an uneven pattern surface or absorbing water onto the surface to distribute OH radicals on the surface, and coupling a coupling agent onto the template surface on which the OH radicals are distributed. These processes are performed in an environment in which amines are controlled to be in a predetermined concentration or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventors: Yoshihisa KAWAMURA, Katsutoshi Kobayashi, Shinichi Ito, Hidekazu Hayashi, Hiroshi Tomita
  • Patent number: 8030182
    Abstract: By hydrogen-terminating a semiconductor surface using a solution containing HF2? ions and an oxidant, the hydrogen termination can be quickly carried out. In this case, the semiconductor surface is silicon having a (111) surface, a (110) surface, or a (551) surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Tadahiro OHMI
    Inventors: Tadahiro Ohmi, Akinobu Teramoto, Hiroshi Akahori
  • Publication number: 20110212265
    Abstract: A method of processing a vehicle tyre, comprising inserting a delimiter (471) into the tyre by forming the delimiter from a delimiter material; and a corresponding apparatus and system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2009
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Inventor: Norbert Seitz
  • Publication number: 20110200753
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an apparatus for manufacturing a substrate, including: a first chamber supplying an insulation layer; a second chamber including a roughening roller roughening at least one side of the insulation layer supplied from the first chamber, an evaporator depositing a metal layer on the roughened insulation layer, and a pressing roller pressing the insulation layer and the metal layer; and a third chamber storing the insulation layer including the metal layer formed thereon, the insulation layer being taken out from the second chamber. The apparatus for manufacturing a substrate is advantageous in that substrates are continuously produced, thus increasing the productivity of the substrates and preventing the substrates from being contaminated by the air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Inventors: Dong Joo Shin, Choon Keun Lee, Sung Taek Lim
  • Publication number: 20110168083
    Abstract: A composition includes a carbon nanotube (CNT)-infused ceramic fiber material, wherein the CNT-infused ceramic fiber material includes: a ceramic fiber material of spoolable dimensions; and carbon nanotubes (CNTs) bonded to the ceramic fiber material. The CNTs are uniform in length and uniform in distribution. A continuous CNT infusion process includes (a) disposing a carbon-nanotube forming catalyst on a surface of a ceramic fiber material of spoolable dimensions; and (b) synthesizing carbon nanotubes on the ceramic fiber material, thereby forming a carbon nanotube-infused ceramic fiber material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicant: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Tushar K. SHAH, Slade H. GARDNER, Mark R. ALBERDING, Harry C. MALECKI