Rotating The Article Patents (Class 427/231)
  • Patent number: 9650191
    Abstract: Such a vapor-deposited barrier film is provided that has a vapor-deposited layer having uniform film quality, a high film density and high barrier performance in the initial stage. The vapor-deposited barrier film contains a substrate having on at least one surface thereof at least one layer of a vapor-deposited layer (a). The vapor-deposited layer (a) contains a metal oxide, has a thickness of from 10 to 500 nm, and has an average value of an elemental ratio of oxygen (O) and the metal (oxygen (O)/metal) of 1.20 or more and 1.90 or less and a difference between the maximum value and the minimum value of the (oxygen (O)/metal) of 0.35 or less on analysis of the vapor-deposited layer in the depth direction thereof by an X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (ESCA) method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Shigeto Kimura, Tooru Hachisuka, Koji Yamauchi, Shigenobu Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9457364
    Abstract: Provided is a coating-forming apparatus. The coating-forming apparatus according to one embodiment of the present invention includes a support member rotatably supporting a tube body about the central axis thereof; a robot moving in the longitudinal direction of the tube body and spraying paint or an abrasive material on the outer circumferential surface of the tube body, a rotation-detecting device attached to the tube body and measuring the angle of rotation of the tube body, and a controller for controlling the supporting member or the robot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG HEAVY IND. CO., LTD
    Inventors: Sangwhee Kim, SungJoon Kim, Eunjung Kim, Seong Ho Cho, KiSoo Cho
  • Patent number: 9304414
    Abstract: A method for producing an electrophotographic photosensitive member having a charge transporting layer, the charge transporting layer being a surface layer, the method including drying a coat of a charge-transporting-layer coating liquid to form the charge transporting layer, wherein the charge-transporting-layer coating liquid contains components (?), (?), (?) and (?), and when the solubility of the component (?) in 100 g of the component (?) is defined as X(g) and the solubility of the component (?) in 100 g of the component (?) is defined as Y(g), solubility X and solubility Y satisfy a relationship of X>Y.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daisuke Miura, Daisuke Tanaka, Kazumichi Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 9168559
    Abstract: A facility suitable for coating the inside of a pipe element with a mortar that comprises a transport device (32) for feeding dry matter of the mortar that includes a transport chamber (48) and a transport member (54) for transporting the dry matter arranged in the transport chamber, the transport chamber being provided with a dry matter inlet (50) and a dry matter outlet (52); a mixing and projection device (34) for mixing the dry matter with liquid matter to obtain the mortar having a mixing member (82) and a mixing chamber (74) wherein the mixing chamber has a dry matter inlet (76) fed by the dry matter outlet (52), a liquid matter inlet (78) and a mortar outlet (80).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Pam
    Inventors: Victoria Lages, Yann Monnin, José De Sousa, Jean Garrant
  • Publication number: 20150140209
    Abstract: A pre-treatment method for plating can form a plating layer having sufficient adhesivity on an inner surface of a recess and on a surface of a substrate at an outside of the recess even when the recess has a high aspect ratio. The pre-treatment method for plating includes a preparation process of preparing the substrate having the recess; a first coupling layer forming process of forming a first coupling layer 21a at least on the inner surface of the recess of the substrate by using a first coupling agent; and a second coupling layer forming process of forming a second coupling layer 21b at least on the surface of the substrate at the outside of the recess by using a second coupling agent after the first coupling layer forming process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Takashi Tanaka, Yuichiro Inatomi, Kazutoshi Iwai, Mitsuaki Iwashita
  • Patent number: 8883256
    Abstract: A coating method for the internal coating of a hollow body which includes producing a plasma jet from a working gas, supplying at least one precursor material to the working gas and/or to the plasma jet, introducing the plasma jet through a first opening into an interior of the hollow body and depositing at least one reaction product of at least one precursor on an inner surface of the hollow body and/or on at least one layer arranged on the inner surface. The method is carried out at atmospheric pressure. Furthermore, the first internal coating takes place without an activation process directly after a production process of the hollow body, in which the hollow body is formed with the supply of heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Innovent E.V.
    Inventors: Andreas Pfuch, Michael Droessler, Kerstin Horn, Andreas Heft
  • Patent number: 8863685
    Abstract: A camera is used to take an image of an end surface of a honeycomb structure gripped by a hand. Based on the image, an initial rotation angle of the honeycomb structure around a vertical axis at a reference position where the image has been taken is recognized. An arm turning section is driven to convey the honeycomb structure gripped by the hand from the reference position to above a plugging mask. A rotation angle required to adjust the rotation angle of the honeycomb structure on the plugging mask to a desired final rotation angle is acquired based on the initial rotation angle recognized at the reference position and a rotation angle of the honeycomb structure around the vertical axis associated with the driving of the arm turning section from the reference position to above the plugging mask. The honeycomb structure is rotated based on the required rotation angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Masaharu Mori, Ying Gong
  • Patent number: 8865256
    Abstract: A tire printing device includes a printer head (2), positioned near a rotating tire (1), that ejects and applies coating material, an unevenness detection sensor (3) that detects a predetermined raised/recessed character on the surface of the rotating tire (1) and a PC (10) that sets the origin of rotation of the tire (1) based on a signal detected by the unevenness detection sensor (3) and synchronizes the operation start time of the printer head (2) with the origin of rotation in order to maintain a constant relationship between the position of the raised/recessed character and the position of application of the coating material. Desired printing is performed by the printer head (2) ejecting and applying the coating material onto a surface of the rotating tire (1) after the rotating tire is mounted on a rim and inflated to a regular shape by being applied with an internal pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventor: Yuichiro Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20140308433
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and systems for the manufacture of composite articles, wherein a composite article is manufactured using a filamentary material and a liner, comprising: providing a material in heat transfer relation with the inner surface of said liner; applying uncured filamentary material to the outer surface of said liner; and heating a portion of said material in heat transfer relation with the inner surface of said liner, wherein heating said portion of said material effects cure of said composite article. Also in the methods and systems herein, a composite article is manufactured using a filamentary material wound on a liner, comprising, a material in heat transfer relation with the inner surface of said liner; heating means operable to heat a portion of said material in heat transfer relation with the inner surface of said liner, wherein heating said portion of said material effects cure of said composite vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Joseph Ouellette
  • Patent number: 8840919
    Abstract: A medicant composition is provided. The composition includes a film layer and a powder matrix layer. The powder matrix layer includes a medicant. The powder matrix layer is applied to the film layer by admixing particulate to form a powder matrix and by then applying the powder matrix to the film layer by any desired method. The composition of the powder matrix is varied to alter the dissolution rate of the medicant, the adhesion of the medicant composition, and other physical properties of the powder matrix. The powder matrix layer can be cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: CURE Pharmaceutical Corporation
    Inventor: Robert S. Davidson
  • Patent number: 8703236
    Abstract: A method of coating a honeycomb monolith substrate comprising a plurality of channels with a liquid comprising a catalyst component comprises the steps of: (i) holding a honeycomb monolith substrate substantially vertically; (ii) introducing a pre-determined volume of the liquid into the substrate via open ends of the channels at a lower end of the substrate; (iii) sealingly retaining the introduced liquid within the substrate; (iv) inverting the substrate containing the retained liquid; and (v) applying a vacuum to open ends of the channels of the substrate at the inverted, lower end of the substrate to draw the liquid along the channels of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Johnson Matthey Public Limited Company
    Inventors: Guy Richard Chandler, Keith Anthony Flanagan, Paul Richard Phillips, Paul Schofield, Michael Leonard William Spencer, Hedley Michael Strutt
  • Patent number: 8679583
    Abstract: A method of making an antifouling article includes providing a mold having a mold cavity and a mold surface for defining an article. The method also includes applying a mold release material to the mold surface. The method further includes coating the mold surface with a plurality of metallic powder particles comprising an antifouling agent. Still further, the method includes filling the mold with a curable polymeric material. Yet further, the method includes curing the polymeric material and forming an article having a surface defined by the mold surface, the surface of the article having the plurality of metallic powder particles disposed thereon and comprising an antifouling coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: The Johns Hopkins University
    Inventors: Charles W. Kerechanin, II, Justin S. Morrison, Craig B. Leese, Paul J. Biermann, Ryan J. Forrest, William R. Setzler
  • Patent number: 8663534
    Abstract: Method of manufacturing a large-scale shell construction, wherein a form is sprayed with a setting construction material, such as concrete. The method comprises rotating the form about a rotation axis while applying said construction material. Preferably it also comprises suspending the form from above in a point through which the rotation axis runs. Furthermore, the method can comprise floating the form on a body of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Hogskolen i Vestfold
    Inventor: Jan Capjon
  • Publication number: 20130309429
    Abstract: Systems and cold rotational molding methods are provided for making hollow, foam-backed polymeric molded articles. The molded articles can be manikins or manikin parts, or other articles, such as frames (e.g. for mirrors and pictures), urns, fixtures, furniture, display props, and garden furniture, made of a thermosetting elastomeric material. The articles are more structurally rigid than previous molded articles utilizing the same amount of polymer material, lighter in weight than previous molded articles having the same structural rigidity, and more resistant to deformation under temperatures up to 180 to 185.degree. F. The process of making a molded manikin part, from the first injection of polymer into the mold until demolding of the finished part, can be completed in as short a time as 18 minutes without the necessity for cradling of the demolded part, even when the part requires one or more flat surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: Visual Mechandising, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Varner, Derek Johnson
  • Patent number: 8586138
    Abstract: A method of coating a first porous substrate with a thermoplastic material comprises the steps of: rotating the substrate about an axis of the substrate; and applying the material in a liquefied state onto the substrate, wherein the step of applying is performed from the outside of the substrate. According to another embodiment, a method of coating a porous substrate with a thermoplastic material comprises the steps of: connecting a first porous substrate to a rotator; rotating the substrate about an axis of the substrate; pumping the material in a liquefied state from a receptacle to an application head; and applying the material in a liquefied state onto the substrate, wherein the step of applying is performed from the outside of the substrate. In certain embodiments, the material coated on the substrate is used to help remove at least a portion of a filtercake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Luke W. Holderman, Jacob R. Shoemate
  • Publication number: 20130247818
    Abstract: A silica crucible and a fabricating method thereof are provided. The silica crucible includes a vitreous silica body having an inner surface and an outer surface, the inner surface of the vitreous silica body defining a cavity adapted for containing a molten material or a powder material; and a first coating layer formed on the inner surface of the vitreous silica body. The first coating layer is formed by pyrolysing a composite of aluminum, magnesium, calcium, titanium, zirconium, radium, chromium, selenium, barium, yttrium, cerium, hafnium, tantalum, tin or silicon under a predetermined temperature. The first coating layer substantially includes of a nonhomogeneous material, and an interface is defined by the homogeneous material and the nonhomogeneous material between the vitreous silica body and the coating layer. The first coating layer has strong adhesion capability and guarantees the coating layer will not be easily peeled off or removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: SAINT-GOBAIN RESEARCH (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lu Wang, Leilei Sun, Laurent Molins, Paul Sargood
  • Publication number: 20130161144
    Abstract: The invention relates to a friction ring, in particular for wet-running clutches or transmissions, having a carrier (10) and a friction lining (12), with a friction lining starting material (20) being a mixture at least of a thermosetting binder and a filler, and with the friction lining starting material (20) having a non-flowable, pasty processing consistency and the friction lining (12) having a solid final consistency after processing on the carrier (10). The invention further relates to a method of producing such a friction ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: HOERBIGER ANTRIEBSTECHNIK HOLDING GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas Ohr, Michael Bergheim
  • Patent number: 8460503
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a preformed liner of Tetrafluoroethylene/perfluoro(alkyl vinyl ether) copolymer adhered to the surface of a pipe, and in particular, an oil well pipe, without the need for either a primer layer or an adhesive. The liner comprises an effective amount of metal powder which provides adhesion between the liner and the surface of the pipe. The present invention also relates to a process for making such pipe, where in a preferred embodiment, the liner is co-extruded to form an inner layer and an outer layer. This co-extrusion embodiment is particularly useful in applications where high purity is necessary. In this case, the inner layer comprises an effective amount of metal powder and the outer layer is pure tetrafluoroethylene/ perfluoro(alkyl vinyl ether) copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: Jacob Lahijani
  • Patent number: 8455058
    Abstract: To provide a resin composition capable of forming a thin film layer so as to cause tenting over concave portions by conventional coating processes without depending on dry films, and also a coating method so as to cause tenting of the resin composition. A resin composition, which, by spin coating, causes tenting over concave portions formed on a substrate, the resin composition including a resin component (a) and a solvent (b) and has a viscosity of at least 200 cP, and tenting can be achieved by using the resin composition, allowing the resin composition to fall drop wise onto a substrate on which concave portions are formed, and spin coating the substrate at a rotating speed of 300 to 4000 rpm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasushi Washio, Takahiro Senzaki, Kazuhide Uno
  • Publication number: 20130125993
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method for coating the interior surface of a pipe, which coated pipe can then be used in the transmission of corrosive petroleum fluids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: Advance Pipe Lining, LLC
    Inventors: Russel A. Rickerson, Larry D. Burkdoll
  • Patent number: 8431186
    Abstract: To equip a diesel particle filter with a zeolite-containing coating uniformly over the entire length of the particle filter and with a further zeolite-free coating which is applied, from the entry side of the filter, solely up to a specific length of the filter, it is proposed, first, to apply the zeolite-free coating from the entry side of the filter and only thereafter to apply the zeolite-containing coating over the entire length of the filter from the exit side of the filter. As a result of this sequence of coatings, a better adhesive strength of the coatings than when both coatings are applied from the entry side is ensured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Umicore AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Gerald Jeske, Marcus Pfeifer, Wolfgang Schneider, Franz Dornhaus, Ralf Mueller, Michael Schiffer
  • Publication number: 20130055544
    Abstract: Spray assemblies for use in coating a regular or irregular internal surface of a cylinder, and methods for coating the inside of a cylinder are disclosed. The spray assemblies may include: a spray head comprising a nozzle for spraying a coating material on an internal surface of a cylinder; a support wand coupled to the spray head; and a roller sleeve rotatably connected to the support wand and configured to contact the internal surface of the cylinder and to rotate radially as the cylinder is rotated. The spray assemblies may be used to provide a consistent and repeatable coating thickness, regardless of cylinder internal diameter. In some embodiments, the spray assemblies may be used to coat the internal surface of a stator tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: SMITH INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Daniel H. Symonds
  • Patent number: 8389052
    Abstract: A method for treating the inside surface of a glass container includes applying a polysilazane solution to the inside surface of the glass container, drying the polysilazane while the glass container is rotated in the state of being inverted and inclined 50° to 70° with respect to horizontal, and sintering the polysilazane. During the sintering, the sintering temperature is 300° C. to 600° C. and the sintering time is 10 minutes or more. The method may also include applying at least one of a sulfur dioxide gas, a sulfur trioxide gas, a chlorine gas, and a chlorofluorocarbon gas to the inside surface of the glass container under heating, during which the average temperature of the glass container may be 500° C. to 700° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Toyo Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Shiozawa, Yasuhiro Gogun
  • Publication number: 20120273508
    Abstract: In a method for manufacturing a plastic-lined metal tank, a permanent fitting having a flow passage is secured within an opening in the tank wall. A lower portion of the fitting has fitting anchorage means and protrudes into the tank interior. A temporary plug is disposed within the fitting's flow passage. A plastic material is introduced into the tank, which is then multi-axially rotated by a rotational molding apparatus while introducing heat to melt the plastic material. The molten plastic is deposited to form a liner over the inner surface of the tank shell and over exposed surfaces of the fitting and temporary plug. After the plastic liner has cooled and solidified, the temporary plug is removed from the fitting, and the liner is trimmed as required to allow fluid flow through the fitting's flow passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: Peter G. HASELOH, Kirste Ann MANUEL
  • Patent number: 8227052
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for plasma-assisted chemical vapour deposition for coating or material removal on the inner wall of a hollow body (42). The method involves introducing a gas lance (44) into the hollow body (42) and forming a cavity plasma (45) to form a plasma cloud arranged at the tip of the gas lance by applying an electric radio-frequency field to an RF electrode (41).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Ralf Stein
    Inventor: Oliver Nöll
  • Patent number: 8192807
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for making an optical fiber preform, including injecting a plasma gas source into the first end of a tubular member; generating a ring plasma flame with the plasma gas source flowing through a plasma gas feeder nozzle, the plasma gas feeder nozzle including: an inner tube, an outer tube, wherein the plasma gas source is injected between the inner tube and the outer tube to produce the ring plasma flame, such that at least a portion of the ring plasma flame is directed radially toward the inner surface of the tubular member; traversing the tubular member along the longitudinal axis relative to the plasma flame; depositing at least one soot layer on the interior surface of the tubular member by introducing reagent chemicals into the plasma flame; and fusing all of the soot layers into a glass material on the interior surface of the tubular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Silica Tech, LLC
    Inventors: Mikhail I. Guskov, Mohd A. Aslami, Evgueni B. Danilov, Dau Wu
  • Patent number: 8143149
    Abstract: An efficient and low-cost method is intended for forming a flexible nanostructured material suitable for use as an active element of a photovoltaic panel. The method consists of evaporating a colloidal solution, which contains nanoparticles of various sizes and/or masses, from a flat surface of a rotating body on which the solution forms a thin and easily vaporizable layer, and simultaneously releasing the nanoparticles from the solution for their free flight through a gaseous medium toward the flexible substrate. As a result, the particles of different sizes and/or types of material are deposited onto the flexible substrate in a predetermined sequence that corresponds to the magnitude of resistance experienced by the nanoparticles during their free flight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Inventor: Boris Gilman
  • Patent number: 8114466
    Abstract: A method of applying a coating material to a stent includes the steps of providing a generally tubular stent having an inside surface and an outside surface and applying a coating material to the inside surface of the stent without applying that coating material to the outside surface of the stent. The method may comprise providing a mandrel having a diameter less than an interior diameter of the stent, providing the coating material around the mandrel, placing the stent around the mandrel and crimping the stent so that the inside surface of the stent contacts the coating material. Alternatively, the method may comprise providing an expandable device, providing the expandable device with the coating material such that the coating material is deliverable from the expandable device, placing the stent around the expandable device and expanding the expandable device such that the expandable device contacts the inside surface of the stent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy O'Connor
  • Patent number: 7993702
    Abstract: An apparatus and process are provided for forming a tubular article. A tube holder is mounted to a support stand via an automatic alignment device. A tubular metal sleeve is placed in the tube holder. A coating material is provided. A bullet-shaped or spherical element is passed through the metal sleeve such that the element runs along an inner circumferential surface of the metal sleeve. The automatic alignment device allows the metal sleeve and the tube holder to level themselves such that the element is substantially aligned with the metal sleeve as the element moves through the metal sleeve. The element spreads the coating material generally evenly along the inner circumferential surface of the metal sleeve as the element passes through the metal sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Lexmark International, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley Beach, James D. Gilmore, Jean M. Massie, Kathryn D. Mullins, John D. Ringo, Gillian Ross, Scott S. Wu
  • Patent number: 7985447
    Abstract: A process is provided for rotolining the interior surface of an oil pipe having an inner diameter of at least 2 in (5.1 cm) and no greater than 6 in (15.2 cm) and length of at least 10 ft (3 m), comprising introducing particles of rotolining composition comprising fluoropolymer and no greater than 2 wt % of metal powder into the interior of said pipe, heating the pipe to a temperature above the melting temperature of the fluoropolymer, rotating the pipe around its longitudinal axis during the heating and rocking the pipe end-to-end thereof during the rotating so as to distribute the composition over the entire interior of the pipe, the combination of heating and distributing causing the particles to melt and coalesce to form a rotolining on the pipe over its entire interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: Jacob Lahijani
  • Patent number: 7892600
    Abstract: The present invention relates to (a) the rotolining of the interior surface of a hollow article with tetrafluoroethylene/perfluoro(alkyl vinyl ether copolymer in a multicoat system, in which the undercoat also contains a powder additive, and the overcoat is preferably stabilized copolymer to form a bubble-free coating thicker than the undercoat, (b) embodiments in which the undercoat is stabilized or unstabilized copolymer, (c) use of the undercoat as a single coat system, (d) the composition for forming a bubble-free coating that adheres to the surface, arising from the presence of adhesion-promoting, non-bubble promoting metal powder being present in the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: Jacob Lahijani
  • Publication number: 20110036845
    Abstract: The invention relates to a container (1) for holding fluid or particle compositions which container (1) comprises an inner lining (6) applied to an inner side (2) of the container (1), where the container (1) is provided with an inner lining (6) of a peel-able coating. The peel-able coating can be applied as water based, as Acetone based emulsion or as UV curable lacquer. The invention relates further to a method of manufacturing such a container (1), where the lining (6) is applied to the container (1) by following process steps: Applying a peel-able coating to the inner side of the container (1); Curing and/or drying the peel-able coating by heating, blowing or radiating by UV-light. Further the invention relates to the use of a peel-able coating as an inner lining (6) in a container (1) for fluid materials, such as paint or other materials able to leave residues on or in the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Inventor: Benny E. Nielsen
  • Patent number: 7879387
    Abstract: A process for electrostatically coating a stent on a catheter. A conductor which is permanently affixed to the catheter contacts a stent mounted on the catheter. Conductive ink applied to the catheter may be used as the conductor. An electrical charge is applied to the conductor. The stent is then coated using an electrostatic coating process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Cook Incorporated
    Inventor: Randy Joe Myers
  • Publication number: 20100307953
    Abstract: A can (1), in particular for conditioning foodstuff, includes a body composed of a bottom element (2) which is prolonged by a lateral wall (3), the interior surface (9) of the body being at least in part made of tin, the tin surface (9) being partially covered with a coat of protective lacquer (10) to prevent the contact between the tin surface (9) and the foodstuff, the lacquerless tin surface, the “exposed”, being intended to come into contact with the foodstuff in order to set free the tin. The exposed tin surface is constituted of a plurality of “exposed” tin zones (11), which are separated, ones from the others, by lacquered zones (12), the exposed tin zones (11) being distributed on the height of the lateral wall (3), in particular to limit the aesthetic impact due to chemical action of the foodstuff on the exposed tin zones (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Applicant: IMPRESS GROUP B.V.
    Inventors: Bruno Desiles, Franck Philippe Dathy, Alain Marcel Le Talludec, Phabet Chhim
  • Patent number: 7836844
    Abstract: The inventive method for protecting from corrosion and scale deposit and restoring tubes of heat-exchanging equipment consists in applying a polymeric coating on the internal surface of tubes by gradually and rotationally moving an excessive volume of polymeric material therealong and in hardening said material. A polymeric compound having an at-rest viscosity ranging from 1000 to 1200 poises and a thixotropic viscosity reduction during the displacement thereof is used as a polymeric material. The inventive device for carrying out said method comprises a loading chamber (2), a connecting washer (12), a unit for progressively displacing the polymeric material provided with spaced rigid washers (4,5,6) fixed to a metallic rod (7), an elastic screw (8) having a conical shape whereby the conicity thereof ranges from 5 to 10° on the side which is opposite in relation to the connecting washer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Inventors: Vladinir Anatolievich Golovin, Vitaly Timofeevich Kuznets, Kirill Valentinovich Kublitskiy, Alexander Borisovich Ilin
  • Publication number: 20100189895
    Abstract: In a method for coating the inner walls of pipes (11), and in a coating device suitable for coating, a combined heating and cooling device (19) having heating areas (21) and cooling areas (22) is used for the method. This device can be guided along the pipe (11) to be coated, wherein a fluid (16) containing the coating active agent is supplied to the interior of the pipe. The combined heating and cooling treatment for the pipe supports the process of coating formation. The cooling process is subject to a desired profile by the use of the cooling area (22) and is not determined by chance, in contrast to the cooling process in the prior art.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Inventors: Frank Arndt, Jens Dahl Jensen, Ursus Krüger, Gabriele Winkler
  • Patent number: 7736689
    Abstract: A grafting reagent and related method of using the reagent to form a polymeric layer on a support surface, and particularly a porous support surface, in a manner that provides and/or preserves desired properties (such as porosity) of the surface. The reagent and method can be used to provide a thin, conformable, uniform, uncrosslinked coating having desired properties onto the surface of a preformed, and particularly a porous, polymeric substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Surmodics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph A. Chappa, Sean M. Stucke, Richard A. Amos, Terrence P. Everson, Stephen J. Chudzik, Dale G. Swan, Peter H. Duquette
  • Patent number: 7622145
    Abstract: Processes for coating implantable medical devices that improve the stability of therapeutic agents contained within the coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Cordis Corporation
    Inventors: Eugena A. Akerman, Dirk Cleeren, Gerard Llanos, Cynthia A. Maryanoff, Georgios Papandreou, William Rion, Karel Six, Thomas L. Todd
  • Publication number: 20090238967
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method for introducing a sealing compound into a filter device, sealing caps being attached for the purpose of producing the sealing compound, and the sealing compound being distributed from a sealing chamber via the sealing caps onto the ends of the filter device. In accordance with the invention, the sealing compound is passed from the sealing chamber into a rotationally symmetrical cantilevered projection of the respective sealing cap, from where it penetrates into the housing via corresponding slots of the sealing cap. The invention furthermore relates to an apparatus for introducing the sealing compound into a filter device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Inventors: Markus Helff, Franz Kugelmann
  • Patent number: 7547466
    Abstract: One aspect of the present invention relates to a spindle motor manufacturing method for forming an oil repellent film which prevents a lubricating oil from flowing out, on a predetermined area adjacent to a hydrodynamic bearing, the predetermined area being located on at least one of a stationary member and a rotating member. The spindle motor manufacturing method mentioned above comprises a step of supplying an oil repellent solution by a supplying portion onto a part of the predetermined area for forming the oil repellent film, a step of applying an air current to the part of the predetermined area on which the oil repellent solution is supplied so as to peel off an excess part of the oil repellent solution supplied onto the part of the predetermined area, and a step of making a relative movement of the predetermined area in which the oil repellent film is formed, the relative movement being made with respect to the supplying portion by which the oil repellent solution is supplied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Assignee: Nidec Corporation
    Inventors: Isao Misu, Yuya Tamura
  • Patent number: 7531210
    Abstract: A method of uniformly distributing liner on an interior of a tube includes providing an apparatus comprising a horizontal bed, a tailstock coupling mounted on the horizontal bed, a drive coupling and a drive unit connected to the drive coupling; mounting the tube in the tailstock and drive couplings; and spinning the tube using torque control of the drive unit. In one embodiment, the method includes dispensing a continuous bead of liner on the interior of the tube and spreading the liner on the interior of the tube using a brush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Harry L. Archer, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7521087
    Abstract: A catalyst composition is applied to an interior of a hollow substrate. The composition is coated on the substrate by immersing the substrate into a vessel containing a bath of coating slurry. A vacuum is then applied to the partially immersed substrate. The intensity of the vacuum and its application time is sufficient to draw the coating slurry upwardly from the bath into each of a plurality of channels located in the interior of the hollow substrate. After removing the substrate from the bath, it is rotated 180°. A blast of pressurized air is applied at an intensity and for a time sufficient to distribute the coating slurry within the channels of the substrate to form a uniform coating profile therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Assignee: BASF Catalysts LLC
    Inventors: Victor Rosynsky, Kenneth W. Blamble, Brent C. Bibbee, Jerry D. Cornelius, Ralph A. Quigley, Gary A. Gramiccioni, Masaki Funabiki, Tunehisa Kawauchi, Tomoya Takahashi
  • Patent number: 7455882
    Abstract: A method of applying liquid adhesive to surfaces of components of an electrochemical cell employing a needle valve applicator. The liquid adhesive is applied by dispensing it through a tubular tip connected to a pneumatically actuated needle valve applicator. The method is effective in applying adhesive to narrow width or difficult to reach surfaces of cell components in a precise, consistent and reproducible manner. In a specific application the adhesive can be applied to the narrow recessed step surrounding the terminal portion of the cathode casing of a zinc/air button cell. In such application the cathode casing may typically be rotated at speeds of between about 50 and 1000 revolutions per minute as adhesive is applied thereto from the applicator. The adhesive provides a tight seal between the cathode casing and cathode assembly, thereby preventing leakage of electrolyte from the cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Daniel W. Gibbons, Michael Brovarski, Leo White
  • Publication number: 20080206570
    Abstract: A resin layer formation method, resin layer formation device, disk and disk manufacturing method for making a resin layer uniform on a substrate before lamination or on a substrate to be coated by a simple procedure are provided. Adhesive A is coated at the inner circumference side while rotating a substrate P at low speed, a first adhesive layer AL1 is formed on the surface of the substrate P by rotating the substrate P at high speed, a step difference section H is formed around a rotation center of the substrate P by irradiating ultraviolet on an area in the inner circumference side of the first adhesive layer AL1 and hardening the area, the adhesive A is coated at the rotation center side from the step difference section H on the substrate P, and a second adhesive layer AL2 is formed on the first adhesive layer AL1 by rotating the substrate P at high speed. The first adhesive layer AL1 and the second adhesive layer AL2 are integrated to form a uniform adhesive layer B as a whole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2005
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventors: Tomokazu Ito, Hisashi Nishigaki, Tsukasa Kawakami, Haruka Narita, Yoji Takizawa, Takumi Hanada, Munenori Iwami
  • Patent number: 7413773
    Abstract: Internally colored glass and glass-like blocks (10) and the method for making them. No means for coating the internal cavities (26) of clear glass and glass-like hollow blocks has been available. Color coating provides aesthetically pleasing structures. Internally colored glass and glass-like blocks may be used in building internal room dividers, providing colorful building designs and for providing color relief in heretofore otherwise drab structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Inventors: John McCoy, Deborah Elliott
  • Publication number: 20080182020
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device and a method for filling a molded article that comprises a plurality of at least partially communicating interior cavities with a liquid phase or for removing the excess of a liquid phase used to coat a molded article comprising interior cavities. The inventive method is characterized in that filling or removal of the excess from the interior cavities is carried out by way of an acceleration process and a subsequent braking process, deceleration being faster than the previous acceleration, with the proviso that the inertial forces caused by deceleration and acting upon the excess liquid phase are higher than the sum of the other opposite forces also acting upon the liquid phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2006
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Inventors: Hans-Jurgen Eberle, Olaf Helmer, Jorg Spengler
  • Publication number: 20080145531
    Abstract: A catalyst composition is applied to an interior of a hollow substrate. The composition is coated on the substrate by immersing the substrate into a vessel containing a bath of coating slurry. A vacuum is then applied to the partially immersed substrate. The intensity of the vacuum and its application time is sufficient to draw the coating slurry upwardly from the bath into each of a plurality of channels located in the interior of the hollow substrate. After removing the substrate from the bath, it is rotated 180°. A blast of pressurized air is applied at an intensity and for a time sufficient to distribute the coating slurry within the channels of the substrate to form a uniform coating profile therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2008
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventors: Victor Rosynsky, Kenneth W. Blamble, Brent C. Bibbee, Jerry D. Cornelius, Ralph A. Quigley, Gary A. Gramiccioni, Masaki Funabiki, Tunehisa Kawauchi, Tomoya Takahashi
  • Patent number: 7387814
    Abstract: A method for coating a component of a turbo-machine. The method allows arranging a turbine rotor in the turbo-machine and introducing a coating material into the interior of the turbo-machine such that the rotor is coated. The rotor is rotated while it is being coated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Marcus Fischer, Elmar Pfeiffer
  • Patent number: 7374792
    Abstract: A catalyst composition is applied to an interior of a hollow substrate. The composition is coated on the substrate by immersing the substrate into a vessel containing a bath of coating slurry. A vacuum is then applied to the partially immersed substrate. The intensity of the vacuum and its application time is sufficient to draw the coating slurry upwardly from the bath into each of a plurality of channels located in the interior of the hollow substrate. After removing the substrate from the bath it is rotated 180°. A blast of pressurized air is applied at an intensity and for a time sufficient to distribute the coating slurry within the channels of the substrate to form a uniform coating profile therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: BASF Catalysts LLC
    Inventors: Victor Rosynsky, Kenneth W. Blamble, Brent C. Bibbee, Jerry D. Cornelius, Ralph A. Quigley, Gary A. Gramiccioni, Masaki Funabiki, Tunehisa Kawauchi, Tomoya Takahashi
  • Patent number: 7335391
    Abstract: A method of forming a coating for an implantable medical device, such as a stent, is provided which includes applying a composition to the device in an environment having a selected pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Assignee: Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen D. Pacetti