Air Shield Surrounds Projected Airstream (i.e., Air Gun) Patents (Class 239/291)
  • Patent number: 11298714
    Abstract: A control valve in an intermittent air-generating device has a five-port valve, the inlet port of which is connected to a fluid supply source and the outlet port is connected to an air-spraying device. As a result of pilot air being supplied to a pilot input port, a valve element moves, and as a result of the inlet port and the outlet port being put in an ON state in which the two are in communication with each other, compressed air is sprayed from the air-spraying device. Meanwhile, as a result of the pilot air being discharged from the pilot input port by way of a discharge port, the valve element moves in the opposite direction and the inlet port and the outlet port are put in an OFF state in which the state of communication between the two is blocked. The ON state and OFF state alternate intermittently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshitada Doi, Masayuki Oshima, Naomi Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 10245600
    Abstract: A blowing nozzle having a substantially parabolic blowing end is provided which entrains ambient gases into the output flow. A plurality of outlets are arranged so as reduce turbulence within the flow. The substantially parabolic blowing end converges at an apex coaxial with a blowing axis. A central outlet is provided at the apex to generate a core stream of gas. First outlets surround the central outlet. Second outlets surround the first outlets and are angled inward toward the blowing axis. Fins and/or additional outlets may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Nex Flow Air Products Corp.
    Inventor: Amanjot Singh
  • Patent number: 10105728
    Abstract: An apparatus for delivering a glutinous substance from a cartridge to an applicator is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a sleeve and a pressure-cap assembly coupled to the sleeve. The pressure-cap assembly comprises a pressure cap proximate an inlet of the sleeve. The pressure cap is movable between, inclusively, a closed position, in which the pressure cap is in sealed engagement with a trailing end of the cartridge, and an open position, in which the pressure cap provides clearance sufficient for insertion of the cartridge inside the sleeve through the inlet of the sleeve. The pressure cap comprises a pressure input, through which pressure is selectively applied to the glutinous substance in the cartridge. The apparatus also comprises an applicator interface proximate the outlet of the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: John W. Pringle, IV, John J. Brown, Angelica Davancens, Frederick B. Frontiera, Martin Guirguis, Raul Tomuta, Richard P. Topf, Don D. Trend, Jake B. Weinmann
  • Patent number: 9927345
    Abstract: A nozzle assembly is disclosed. The nozzle assembly may include a nozzle outlet and enclose a nozzle cavity. A sample inlet formed in the nozzle housing may provide fluid communication to an injection tube mounted in an injection stem formed in the nozzle housing. One or more sheath inlet may provide fluid communication with the nozzle cavity and a downstream exit orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Inguran, LLC
    Inventors: Kris Buchanan, Johnathan Charles Sharpe, Kenneth Michael Evans
  • Patent number: 9365928
    Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus includes: a substrate mounting table on which a substrate is mounted; an inert gas supply part configured to supply an inert gas on a surface of the substrate from an upper side of the substrate mounting table at a lateral side of the processing gas supply part; and a plurality of gas exhaust parts configured to exhaust a gas supplied on the surface of the substrate to an upper side, between the processing gas supply part and the inert gas supply part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC INC.
    Inventors: Shuhei Saido, Yuichi Wada, Takafumi Sasaki
  • Patent number: 9076581
    Abstract: By way of example, a method for manufacturing an electromagnetic coil assembly includes the steps of providing a braided aluminum lead wire having a first end portion and a second end portion, brazing the first end portion of the braided aluminum lead wire to a first electrically-conductive interconnect member, and winding a magnet wire into an electromagnetic coil. The second end portion of the braided aluminum lead wire is joined to the magnet wire after the step of brazing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: James Piascik, Robert Franconi, Jacob Harding, Jimmy Wiggins, Eric Passman, Richard Fox
  • Patent number: 8944347
    Abstract: A deposition nozzle and a deposition apparatus include a nozzle body, a precursor passageway formed at a central region of the nozzle body for a precursor gas to be sprayed on the substrate such that the precursor gas reacts with a surface of the substrate, an extraction passageway formed in the nozzle body and located at a peripheral side of the precursor passageway, and extracting residues after the precursor gas reacts with the surface of the substrate, and an air curtain passageway formed in the nozzle body and located at a peripheral side of the extraction passageway for isolating gas to be sprayed on the substrate so as to form a closed gas flow field enclosing a process reaction region between a substrate carrier and the deposition nozzle such that the residues after the precursor gas reacts with the surface of the substrate do not leak.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventor: Jen-Rong Huang
  • Patent number: 8941025
    Abstract: Plume shield shroud (10) for a plasma gun (30) includes a substantially tubular member (14) comprising an axial length, a plume entry end (11), and a plume exit end (13). The shroud (10) is adapted to be mounted to a plasma gun (30). A method of protecting, confining or shielding of a gas plume of a plasma gun (30) includes mounting (20) a gas plume shroud (10) on the plasma gun (30) such that the shroud (10) is sized and configured to substantially surround at least a portion of the gas plume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Oerlikon Metco (US) Inc.
    Inventors: Richard McCullough, Mark F. Spaulding, Robert F. Savill, Jr., Ronald J. Molz
  • Patent number: 8899501
    Abstract: A spray paint gun having a disposable cartridge inserted therein such that paint can flow through the cartridge in the spray gun without touching the spray gun. Since no part of the spray gun has paint touching it, there is no cleaning of the spray gun or its components. The cartridges can be easily inserted into the spray gun and easily removed such that different color paints can be used in the spray gun in quick succession without down time for cleaning. There is no use of solvents for cleaning, making the cartridge spray gun environmentally friendly. The disposable cartridges eliminate expensive time consuming cleaning. The cartridges can be breach loaded into the front portion of a spray gun and front portion containing the cartridge can quickly snapped into place and ready for use by a hinged connection to the rear portion or by other connection means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: SATA GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Fox, Ewald Schmon, Jens Bros
  • Patent number: 8887658
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for depositing aerosolized material, wherein an aerosol flow is surrounded and focused by more than one consecutive sheath gas flows. The combined sheath and aerosol flows may consecutively flow through more than one capillary, thereby narrowing the flow further. Linewidths of less than one micron may be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Optomec, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcelino Essien, Bruce H. King
  • Patent number: 8827181
    Abstract: A guiding air ring for a rotary atomiser for coating components, such as motor vehicle body parts, is disclosed. The ring generally includes a front side facing a bell plate of the rotary atomiser in the operating state, and at least one guiding air nozzle for outputting a guiding air flow for forming a directed spray emitted from the bell plate. The ring may also include a cavity which is rotationally arranged in the front side of the guiding air ring in an annular manner. A correspondingly adapted bell plate is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Durr Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Jurgen Nolte, Andreas Fischer, Peter Marquardt, Jurgen Berkowitsch
  • Patent number: 8827182
    Abstract: An automated spraygun includes a spraygun body mounted on a feed foundation. The spraygun includes tensile locking elements between the spray body and the foundation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Surfaces & Finitions S.A.S.
    Inventor: Erich Vacher
  • Publication number: 20140048622
    Abstract: A pressurized air assisted liquid spray nozzle assembly having a liquid spray nozzle having a downstream discharge orifice for discharging a solid stream of liquid, an air guide mounted in surrounding relation to a downstream end of said liquid spray nozzle, and an outer nozzle body disposed in surrounding relation to said air guide. The air guide defines a first plurality of air passages for directing pressurized atomizing air transversely to liquid discharging from said liquid spray nozzle for atomizing the discharging liquid and a second plurality of air passages for directing shaping air tangentially to liquid discharging from said liquid spray nozzle for shaping the atomized liquid particles into a predetermined conical spray pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: SPRAYING SYSTEMS CO.
    Inventor: James Haruch
  • Patent number: 8622319
    Abstract: A coating material dispensing device includes a first component providing a connection to a source of coating material to be dispensed and a filter for filtering coating material to be dispensed. The first component includes a housing for housing the filter and a closure for selectively closing the housing to permit removal and replacement of the filter. The coating material dispensing device further includes a second component providing a nozzle through which the coating material is dispensed. The first and second components include first and second passageways, respectively. The first and second passageways communicate when the first and second components are assembled together to provide a flow of filtered coating material from the filter to the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc
    Inventor: Eric F. Reetz, III
  • Patent number: 8590809
    Abstract: Liquid spray gun platforms, spray head assemblies and liquid spray guns including one or both of the spray gun platforms and the spray head assemblies are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: John I. Escoto, Jr., Daniel E. Siltberg
  • Patent number: 8524312
    Abstract: An applicator for spraying an elastomeric material comprises an applicator body having an internal bore and a fluid inlet for receiving a supply of the elastomeric material. A nozzle is coupled to the applicator body and has a discharge end with a spray outlet in fluid communication with the fluid inlet via a fluid passageway. A needle valve is slidably mounted within the internal bore for movement between a closed position for closing the fluid passageway, and an open position for opening the fluid passageway so as to spray the elastomeric material. An air cap is coupled to the applicator body adjacent the nozzle for providing an atomizing airflow and a fan control airflow. The needle valve has a tip portion shaped to extend through the nozzle so as to be substantially flush with the discharge end of the nozzle when the needle valve is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: CSL Silicones Inc.
    Inventors: Faisal Huda, Christopher W. McConnery, Christopher A. Walker, Michael F. E. Wolter
  • Patent number: 8511251
    Abstract: A film deposition device includes a nozzle configured to inject a plurality of particles to a target; and a suction unit provided around the nozzle and configured to suck particles that are rebounded from the target among the plurality of particles injected from the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Shintaro Sato
  • Publication number: 20130146678
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system and method for spraying one or more target objects. A primary blower system is adapted to create a relatively isolated field of circulating air by creating a primary air stream around the field of circulating air. A secondary blower system is adapted to circulate air within the isolated field by flowing a secondary air stream in directions contrary to the primary air stream. A chemical spray comprising liquid, aerosol droplets, particulate matter, or the like may be emitted into the circulating air within the field and thereby deposited on target objects within the field. Embodiments of the present disclosure may be used for agricultural, automotive, aerospace, and other applications to emit, contain, and/or recapture a spray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Inventor: Richard C. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20130082120
    Abstract: A system includes an air cap configured to mount to a head of a spray device, wherein the air cap comprises at least one air passage having a curved flow path. A system may include a spray head having a first curved air passage that turns inwardly toward a central axis of the spray head, and a second curved air passage that turns inwardly toward the central axis of the spray head, wherein the first and second curved air passage are configured to direct first and second air flows inwardly toward a spray to shape the spray. A system may include a spray device having a liquid passage leading to a liquid outlet, and a curved air passage that gradually curves toward an air outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Inventors: Daniel J. Hasselschwert, Roger T. Cedoz
  • Publication number: 20130074864
    Abstract: A spray system including an airbrush; one or more removable containers that are closed initially, and that each contain a composition for spraying onto human keratinous materials; and a junction device that connects the container to the airbrush, the device including at least a composition-outlet first orifice enabling the composition to leave the container in order to be sprayed via the airbrush, and at least an air-inlet second orifice enabling air intake by the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Stefania Nuzzo, Gabin Vic, Eric Parris
  • Publication number: 20120318891
    Abstract: A siphon nozzle for an air blow gun includes at least one first body which has a through hole, a first end and a second end which is located opposite to the first end. The first end of the at least one first body has multiple first siphon holes which communicate with the through hole. The first end is threadedly connected with a nozzle and the second end is connected with a second body having second siphon holes, or connected with more bodies having siphon holes. The siphon holes suck air into the body to increase the flow volume of air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventor: Wu-Chiao CHOU
  • Publication number: 20120292405
    Abstract: An apparatus 10 for jetting liquid material in desired patterns includes a jetting module 18 that is couplable to a source of liquid material 12. A piston 46 is disposed for movement within an interior chamber 42 to rapidly develop high pressure within the module 18 so that liquid material 12 is jetted from through a pattern plate 70 in a desired pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: NORDSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steve Clark, John M. Riney, Daniel T. Smulders, Edward C. Taylor
  • Patent number: 8282980
    Abstract: A nozzle for use in a coating apparatus for the application of a coating substance to a stent is provided. Method for coating a stent can include discharging a coating composition out from a needle of a nozzle assembly, and atomizing the coating composition as the coating composition is discharged. The needle can be positioned in a chamber of the nozzle assembly, and gas can be introduced into the chamber for atomizing the coating composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Yung-Ming Chen, Stephen James Guittard, Joe Broeckert
  • Patent number: 8273417
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a robotic spray coating assembly and method for spraying a coating. The assembly may include a robotic arm having a remote end region and a coating head mounted on the remote end region. The coating head emits a coating material within a defined coating delivery region via at least one first orifice located in the coating delivery region, the at least one first orifice connected to a coating supply. One or more second orifices are positioned in a pattern beyond the periphery of the coating delivery region, and a fluid supply is connected to the one or more second orifices. Fluid emitted from the one or more second orifices forms a fluid curtain that at least partially encircles the coating delivery region, thereby minimizing overspray emerging therefrom. The present invention also discloses a vehicle spray painting system and a method of spray painting a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Roger Gale, Stephen Gervais
  • Publication number: 20120234942
    Abstract: A spray gun (1) forms a desired spray pattern by atomizing by means of atomizing air (A) a spray liquid which is sprayed from a liquid ejection port (44) opened/closed by a needle valve (4), and jetting pattern air (P) to the flow of spray mist of the atomized spray liquid. A nozzle taper angle (?1) is set in a range of 5° to 15°, and a cap taper angle (?2) is set in a range of 20° to 40°. Atomizing air (A) is jetted from a nozzle insertion hole (58) toward the center of a nozzle (3). Pattern air (P) is jetted in a spreading suppressed region (R) wherein the flow of the spray mist does not spread over an area greater than or equal to a predetermined cross-sectional area, to the flow of spray mist, and as a result, the spray mist is more uniformly sprayed over a wide range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicants: Chevron U.S.A Inc., The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Kazuomi Unosawa, Shigemi Isobe, Takerou Adachi, Hirotsune Yasumi, Kouji Fukuda, Naoya Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20120160935
    Abstract: The invention relates to a spray head having a slot-shaped central air outlet opening and preferably a slot-shaped paint nozzle for forming a flat jet of paint in an air-propelled application process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: J. Wagner GmbH
    Inventors: Elmar Krayer, Alfred Göhring, Thomas Jeltsch, Jens Ulbrich
  • Patent number: 8205807
    Abstract: An automatic spray gun includes a nozzle (4) for ejecting the product that is to be sprayed, controlled by a needle valve (9), and means (14, 10) for controlling the movement of the needle (9). A tabular elastic sealing means (13) surrounds the needle valve (9) and is mounted trapped between the front (1a) and rear (1b) parts of the body. The interior surface of the tabular means (13) is tailored to the diameters of the needle valve (9) and of a control slide (14) mounted on the needle valve in order to move the needle thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Exel Industries
    Inventor: Patrick Ballu
  • Publication number: 20120111013
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, a system includes a fuel nozzle assembly. The fuel nozzle assembly includes a hub, a shroud disposed about the hub, a flow sleeve disposed about the shroud, and an air flow path extending between the flow sleeve and the shroud in an upstream direction toward an opening region between the shroud and the hub, wherein the air flow path extends between the hub and the shroud in a downstream direction from the opening region toward an outlet region of the fuel nozzle assembly. The fuel nozzle assembly also includes a fuel flow path extending to at least one fuel port along the air flow path, and a flow guide disposed along the air flow path in the opening region, wherein the flow guide includes a first guide portion configured to guide an air flow radially outward from the hub toward the shroud.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Nishant Govindbhai Parsania, Ajay Pratap Singh
  • Publication number: 20120097762
    Abstract: The invention relates to a paint spray gun (1) having a compressed air distribution chamber (8) into which a compressed air feed line (10), a round jet line (6) and a wide jet line (7) open, the quantity of compressed air supplied to the compressed air distribution chamber (8), the round jet line (6) and the wide jet line (7) being adjustable via a setting element arranged in the compressed air distribution chamber (8) and rotatable from outside by an actuating element (15) about an axis of rotation (D) extending through the compressed air distribution chamber (8). Said paint spray gun (1) is characterized in that the setting element is formed as a rotary distributor (14) that is held immovably in the axial direction of the axis of rotation (D) and can be rotated about the axis of rotation (D) in order to open and close openings (6?, 7?, 10?) of the round jet line (6) and/or the wide jet line (7) and/or the compressed air feed line (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: Sata GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Ralf Gehrung, Rocco Di Nicola, Peter Dettlaff
  • Patent number: 8132744
    Abstract: A miniaturized aerosol jet, or an array of miniaturized aerosol jets for direct printing of various aerosolized materials. In the most commonly used embodiment, an aerosol stream is focused and deposited onto a planar or non-planar target, forming a pattern that is thermally or photochemically processed to achieve physical, optical, and/or electrical properties near that of the corresponding bulk material. The apparatus uses an aerosol jet deposition head to form an annularly propagating jet composed of an outer sheath flow and an inner aerosol-laden carrier flow. Miniaturization of the deposition head facilitates the fabrication and operation of arrayed deposition heads, enabling construction and operation of arrays of aerosol jets capable of independent motion and deposition. Arrayed aerosol jets provide an increased deposition rate, arrayed deposition, and multi-material deposition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Optomec, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce H. King, Michael J. Renn, Jason A. Paulsen
  • Patent number: 8113445
    Abstract: A spray coating device, in one embodiment, is provided with a liquid passage, an air passage, one or more valves configured to open and close flow of liquid through the liquid passage and air through the air passage, a trigger coupled to the one or more valves, and a spray head configured to generate a non-conical liquid spray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Mitchell M. Drozd
  • Patent number: 8104694
    Abstract: An air spray gun is used to blow dry a painted surface of cold baked coating, wherein an air-taking ring in a shape of an annular air chamber is formed after screwing a front tube with a rear tube in the air spray gun, and a gap size of the air-taking ring can be changed by rotating the front tube, to control air blow rate as required. Through a position-limiting slot formed at the front tube, and a position-limiting element assembled at the rear tube, when the gap size of the air-taking ring is adjusted, the rotation of the front tube is properly restricted. In addition, by screwing the front tube with the rear tube, functions of disassembling and cleaning can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Inventor: Chih-Yuan Yang
  • Patent number: 7975938
    Abstract: Disclosed is a coating system for the selective application of coatings to substrates to apply a uniform coating to selected areas of the substrate without the need for masking. The system comprises a first coating applicator for coating large areas of the substrate, a second coating applicator for coating small areas of the substrate, a motion and positioning system for both coating applicators and a system controller. Also disclosed is an ultrasonic spray coating system comprising an ultrasonic transducer with spray forming head, integrated fluid delivery device with air and liquid supply passage ways, support brackets and an ultrasonic power generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Ultrasonic Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Stuart J. Erickson, Drew D. Erickson, Wesley O. Davis, Christopher J. Cote, Norman R. Faucher
  • Patent number: 7971806
    Abstract: An air-assisted sprayer comprises a platform, a fluid cup, an air reservoir, a spray cap, a pressure line, a fluid reservoir and a poppet valve. The fluid cup is connected to the platform to hold a volume of fluid. The air reservoir extends through the platform and is configured to receive pressurized air. The spray cap is connected to the platform to receive pressurized air from the air reservoir. The pressure line connects the air reservoir with the fluid cup to pressurize the volume of fluid. The fluid reservoir extends from the fluid cup to the platform to provide pressurized fluid to the spray cap. The poppet valve is in fluid communication with the pressure line between the volume of fluid and the air reservoir to prevent fluid from entering the air reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Graco Minnesota Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel R. Johnson, Glen W. Davidson, Eric J. Finstad, Pamela J. Muetzel
  • Patent number: 7946510
    Abstract: A spray gun includes a nozzle connected to the open end of the spray gun and an air cap having a central passage through which the nozzle extends. The air cap includes symmetrical angular passages and multiple air passages. A back board is located at the back face of the air cap and includes an air outlet portion which includes a central hole and multiple air passages which are independent from the central hole. The nozzle extends through the central hole. Multiple resilient members are located on the back face of the air cap and push the back board to contact the air cap constantly. The air cap includes protrusion on the back face and the back board includes notches in its front face so that when rotating the air cap relative to the back board, the user is acknowledged the angle that the air cap is rotated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Inventor: Jung-Kun Huang
  • Publication number: 20110114757
    Abstract: A sprayer for spraying a fluid can include a sprayer body, a fluid reservoir, a trigger assembly, a flow adjustment mechanism and an air horn assembly. The sprayer body can include a nozzle assembly that defines a fluid outlet and includes a needle arranged within a fluid conduit. The fluid reservoir can be coupled to the sprayer body and be in communication with the fluid outlet and fluid conduit. The trigger assembly can be coupled to the nozzle assembly and be configured to move the needle as the trigger assembly is depressed. The flow adjustment mechanism can be configured to adjust a flow rate of the sprayer. The air horn can include at least one air horn projection that limits rotation of the air horn between a first position corresponding to a vertical spray pattern and a second position corresponding to a horizontal spray pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Inventors: Jamie S. Munn, Steven R. Wiezorek
  • Patent number: 7938341
    Abstract: A miniaturized aerosol jet, or an array of miniaturized aerosol jets for direct printing of various aerosolized materials. In the most commonly used embodiment, an aerosol stream is focused and deposited onto a planar or non-planar target, forming a pattern that is thermally or photochemically processed to achieve physical, optical, and/or electrical properties near that of the corresponding bulk material. The apparatus uses an aerosol jet deposition head to form an annularly propagating jet composed of an outer sheath flow and an inner aerosol-laden carrier flow. Miniaturization of the deposition head facilitates the fabrication and operation of arrayed deposition heads, enabling construction and operation of arrays of aerosol jets capable of independent motion and deposition. Arrayed aerosol jets provide an increased deposition rate, arrayed deposition, and multi-material deposition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Optomec Design Company
    Inventors: Bruce H. King, Michael J. Renn, Jason A. Paulsen
  • Patent number: 7934465
    Abstract: As adhesive applicator head for use on an assembly line apparatus dispenses adhesive in a non-contact manner to produce a wide band of adhesive on a moving substrate. The applicator head comprises an upper body secured to a lower body and at least one nozzle mounted therewithin. An adhesive manifold within the applicator head ensures a steady flow of adhesive to tips of the nozzles. An air manifold within the applicator head is in communication with opposed pin holes positioned alongside each nozzle and oriented so that high velocity air exits the pin holes and flows along a nozzle tip of the nozzle. The high velocity air encounters freshly dispensed adhesive at the nozzle tip and causes it to leave the tip in a back-forth manner to result in a scribble pattern on the substrate. The scribble pattern's width is well defined. It is determined primarily by side to side placement of the nozzles in the applicator head at about the adhesive band width desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Henline Adhesive Equipment Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy J. Brinker
  • Patent number: 7922107
    Abstract: A spray paint gun having a disposable cartridge inserted therein such that paint can flow through the cartridge in the spray gun without touching the spray gun. Since no part of the spray gun has paint touching it, there is no cleaning of the spray gun or its components. The cartridges can be easily inserted into the spray gun and easily removed such that different color paints can be used in the spray gun in quick succession without down time for cleaning. There is no use of solvents for cleaning, making the cartridge spray gun environmentally friendly. The disposable cartridges eliminate expensive time consuming cleaning. The cartridges can be breach loaded into the front portion of a spray gun and front portion containing the cartridge can quickly snapped into place and ready for use by a hinged connection to the rear portion or by other connection means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Fox
  • Patent number: 7913938
    Abstract: An electrostatic spray charging nozzle designed for optimum charge level over a wide range of liquid and air flow rates. The electrostatic spray charging nozzle includes a nozzle cap having an outlet, a nozzle body having a first bore, and a fluid tip assembly extending at least partially through the first bore. The fluid tip assembly further includes a liquid inlet adapted to be connected to a source of liquid, and a liquid outlet adapted to dispense the liquid through the outlet of the nozzle body. The electrostatic spray charging nozzle further includes an adjustment mechanism operable to move the fluid tip assembly within the first bore so as to adjust a longitudinal distance between the liquid outlet of the fluid tip assembly and the outlet of the nozzle cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Mystic Tan, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven C. Cooper
  • Patent number: 7784718
    Abstract: An electrostatic paint sprayer 10 includes a body member 12 defining a paint passage 12a for flowing liquid paint supplied from a paint source 44, a nozzle assembly 16 adapted to be mounted to the end of the body member 12 so as to fluidly communicate with the paint passage 12a and a plurality of electrode pins 22 disposed about the axis and electrically connected to a electric power source 40. The nozzle assembly includes a paint orifice for discharging the supplied paint along an axis, a plurality of atomizing air orifices for discharging atomizing air to atomize the paint dispensed through the paint orifice and a plurality of shaping orifices for discharging shaping air to form the paint dispensed through the paint orifice into a predetermined pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Ransburg Industrial Finishing K.K.
    Inventor: Masahito Ohno
  • Patent number: 7762481
    Abstract: An electrostatic rotary atomizer apparatus includes a housing encasing a turbine assembly, a shaping air assembly disposed radially outwardly from the turbine assembly for fluid communication with a shaping air supply, and a charge ring mounted to the housing and adapted to be connected to an electrical power supply. The charge ring has a plurality of electrodes within the housing. Ions emitted by the charge ring are directed through shaping air passages to intersect paint droplets leaving a rotating bell cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Fanuc Robotics America, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott J. Clifford
  • Patent number: 7748651
    Abstract: A spray gun suitable for electrostatic coating, using a coating material whose electric resistance is relatively low. A coating material nozzle is attached to the front middle region of a barrel having a forwardly projecting cylindrical section on the front outer peripheral edge, and an air cap which covers their front surfaces is installed. A pattern air flow channel is formed between the air cap, coating material nozzle outer peripheral surface and the cylindrical section inner peripheral surface, and an annular electrode is attached to the inside of the flow channel. The air cap is centrally provided with an atomization air spout hole, and a coating material delivery port at the front end of the coating material nozzle is inserted therein. A pin electrode is projected forward through the coating material delivery port. Two pairs of projections project forward from two sets of opposed locations for the air cap, each with a pattern air spout hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Asahi Sunac Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiko Amari, Masami Murata, Takuho Sogawa
  • Publication number: 20100123024
    Abstract: An air cap for generating an air stream by means of an atomized liquid is proposed, the liquid being atomized via a liquid nozzle, preferably with a needle valve, in the region of an air outlet orifice of the air cap, and the air cap comprising at least one further air outlet orifice which is connected to at least one following air director and which generates a directed air jet. According to the invention, the air director is produced, in particular formed, as a separate element and is connectable to the air cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Publication date: May 20, 2010
    Applicant: J. Wagner GmbH
    Inventors: Alfred GÖHRING, Peter Ibele, Hermann Probst
  • Patent number: 7686022
    Abstract: The present invention provides a nozzle device comprising a substantially cylindrical nozzle body and a cup member which is arranged within the cylinder of the nozzle body and jets out fluid droplets from the tip thereof while being driven to turn, wherein two or more fluids including a detergent and a gas are mixed and jetted out of the tip of the nozzle in order to achieve sufficient cleaning of a single wafer without a re-adhesion of contamination or destruction of the pattern of the wafer. Therefore, the fluid droplets can be controlled to a smaller size than the conventional double-fluid cleaning system or high pressure jet system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Asahi Sunac Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Seike, Keiji Miyachi
  • Publication number: 20090282644
    Abstract: An accessory for use with an air gun to effect particulate pick-up on a surface comprising a flexible member having one end fitted about the end of the air gun and with the other end having a substantially larger opening. The air gun is operated and the second opening is kept close to the surface to be cleaned such that particulate matter is forced upwardly into the flexible member from where it may subsequently be discharged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Inventor: Gerard Therrien
  • Publication number: 20090121048
    Abstract: The present invention has an object to provide a spray gun having a simplified nozzle shape to facilitate working the nozzle, having an improved nozzle durability, and capable of reducing a nozzle replacement frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2007
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Inventor: Shunji Noshima
  • Patent number: 7484676
    Abstract: A spray gun 101 has a spray head 150 connected to a body 102 of the spray gun 101 and a reservoir 156 connected to the spray head 150 for supplying liquid to a spray nozzle 153 of the spray head 150. The spray head 150 is arranged so that liquid from the reservoir 156 is delivered to the spray nozzle 153 without passing through the spray gun body 102 in response to actuation of the spray gun 101 via a trigger 105. The spray head 150 is releasably secured and can be detached from the spray gun body 102 and thrown away after use. The reservoir 156 is mounted on the spray head 150 and can be removed and thrown away with the spray head 150 after use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Stephen C. P. Joseph, Russell E. Blette
  • Patent number: 7484677
    Abstract: A gas sprayer mounted on an edge removing robotic arm is disclosed, wherein the edge removing robotic arm circles around along the edges of a substrate and sprays a chemical solvent over the edge surface of the substrate to dissolve photoresist materials attached to the edges of the substrate; the edge removing robotic arm has a pumping conduit for sucking out the chemical solvent sprayed over the surface of the substrate and dissolved photoresist particles; the gas sprayer is mounted on the top of the edge removing robotic arm and comprises a hooked nozzle extending forward around the front end of the edge removing robotic arm and facing an opening of the pumping conduit to spray gas out so as to prevent the chemical solvent sprayed out from the edge removing robotic arm from splashing onto the interior of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: AU Optronics Corp.
    Inventor: Chao-Min Wu
  • Patent number: 7478763
    Abstract: A spray apparatus for coating material, in particular for coating powders, contains a spray outlet spraying the coating material, a shaping air outlet in the form of a plurality of holes shaping the spray jet and an ambient-air passage radially configured between the spray outlet and the holes to aspirate ambient air by means of the flow suction effect of the spray jet and/or of the shaping air flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Assignee: ITW Gema GmbH
    Inventors: Felix Mauchle, Hanspeter Vieli, Hanspeter Michael