Shielding Or Spacing Patents (Class 427/300)
  • Publication number: 20150010700
    Abstract: Tape backings with a first major side and an oppositely-facing second major side, wherein the first major side includes coextensive, intersecting microstructured paint-retention and hand-tear patterns; and, tapes including such backings, and methods of making and using such tapes and tape backings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Joseph T. Bartusiak, Graham M. Clarke
  • Publication number: 20140335305
    Abstract: An apparatus for covering a pipe component comprises a base layer having first and second edges sized and shaped to extend around a pipe such that the first and second edges are proximate to each other and a polymer layer applied over the base layer. The apparatus further comprises a first fastener applied to the first edge between the base layer and the polymer layer and a second fastener applied to the second edge between the first base layer and the polymer layer adapted to engage the first fastener. The apparatus may be formed by wrapping the sheet about a mold connecting the first and second fasteners together with a wire therebetween, applying the first fastener and second fasteners to the first and second edges, applying a layer of polymer over the first and second fasteners and removing the wire from between the first and second fasteners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Brendon Avery Syryda
  • Patent number: 8859050
    Abstract: A method for forming a nanoporous film pattern on a substrate comprising imparting differential surface energy to a surface of a substrate to define first areas having a first surface energy conducive to maintenance of a nanoporous film thereon and second areas having a second surface energy non-conducive to maintenance of a nanoporous film thereon, said first and second areas defining a differential surface energy pattern on the substrate; depositing a nanoporous film precursor onto the differential surface energy pattern; and curing the nanoporous film precursor to form the nanoporous film pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventors: Venumadhav Korampally, Shubhra Gangopadhyay, Keshab Gangopadhyay
  • Patent number: 8852688
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method for producing removable surface protection by the application of a curable, liquid coating composition (liquid film), in which the surface is treated using water, or an aqueous solution of surface-active agents, and the coating composition is subsequently applied. Preferably, the surface is the topcoat of a motor vehicle. The invention further relates to the use of water or aqueous solutions of surface-active agents in such a method. Finally, the invention also relates to a removable surface protection coating of this nature. According to the invention, the flow of the coating composition into a uniform film is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Mankiewicz Gebr. & Co., (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventor: Michael Grau
  • Publication number: 20140287145
    Abstract: A protective coating method of a material such as aromatic polyurethane substrates is effected through a process that promotes coating adhesion to the substrate while providing a wood-like aesthetic. Closed cells on the surface of the aromatic polyurethane are opened via sanding techniques to promote adhesion. Once a sufficient surface is achieved, the substrate is coated using spray techniques to protect the aromatic polyurethane from ultra-violet light exposure. The wood-like appearance is achieved through embossing a wood-grain on the deformable surface and subsequently filling the grain with a contrasting agent to highlight its appearance through a reverse-roll-coating technique. Abrasion properties are achieved through a final clear top coat that allows both the contrast agent and the top coat to fully cure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Nyloboard, LLC
    Inventors: Shae A. Brown, Eric McCann
  • Publication number: 20140186534
    Abstract: A masking method for a surface treating process provides an injector filled with infilling material and injecting the infilling material in holes having any shape or size or irregularity in a workpiece. The infilling material is cured to form a protective plug in the hole. The infilling material includes resin resistant to the surface treating process. The infilling material overfills the hole and partly protrudes out from the hole. The protective plug adheres to every inner surface of the hole to protect the inner surfaces of the hole from the surface treating process. Gripping and pulling on the partial protrusion of the protective plugs, that are formed from the cured resin, from the hole elastically reduces the original girth or diameter of the infilling material in the hole to allow easier physical removal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: CHANG-CHIN WU, PEI-RONG SHIEH
  • Publication number: 20140178203
    Abstract: A method for coating a gas turbine engine compressor rotor having a compressor disk with axial slots includes inserting masking fixtures into the axial slots. Each masking fixture includes a masking root that matches the shape of a blade root of an axial blade configured to be inserted into the axial slot the masking fixture is inserted into. The method also includes applying a coating to the compressor rotor after inserting the masking fixtures into the axial slots followed by drying the coating on the compressor rotor at a predetermined temperature. The method further includes removing the masking fixtures from the axial slots after drying the coating on the compressor rotor followed by curing the coating on the compressor rotor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: SOLAR TURBINES INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Yuchin Kang
  • Patent number: 8722144
    Abstract: A thermal barrier coating method forms a thermal barrier coating by spray coating over the surface of a component where cooling holes are made. The thermal barrier coating is formed by spray coating after masking pins, which do not protrude above the surface of the component, are inserted into the cooling holes or masking pins protruding above the surface of the component are inserted and get shrunk due to heat while spray coating, obtaining the protruding amount equal to or less than the thickness of the thermal barrier coating after shrinkage, which characterizes the method. By way of this method, a thermal barrier coating can be formed all over the surface without clogging the cooling holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Minoru Ohara
  • Publication number: 20140027172
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device, which includes a substrate for carrying an electrical circuit, a housing for enclosing the substrate, and a potting compound accommodated in the housing, which potting compound at least partially encloses the substrate. The potting compound can adhere to the housing. Furthermore, the device has a wall, from which the potting compound can detach.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: CONTINENTAL TEVES AG & CO. OHG
    Inventors: Jakob Schillinger, Dietmar Huber, Dirk Theobald
  • Publication number: 20130171353
    Abstract: Methods of pressure coating a target surface of an article comprising one or more passageways include fluidly connecting a pressure masker comprising pressurized masking fluid to a first side of at least one passageway, passing the pressurized masking fluid through the at least one passageway from the first side to a second side comprising the target surface, and, coating the target surface using a coating material, wherein the pressurized masking fluid passing through the at least one passageway prevents the coating material from permanently altering a cross sectional area of the at least one passageway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventors: Mark Carmine Bellino, Matthew Paul Berkebile, Eunice Delia Reyes
  • Patent number: 8409485
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a tubular body, includes: attaching a first member to an outer or inner peripheral surface of one end in an axial direction of a cylindrical core, along a circumferential direction of the peripheral surface thereof; applying a first resin solution on the peripheral surface, to cover it and the peripheral surface of one end of the first member closer to the center of the core, and to form a coating (first coat film); attaching a second member to the peripheral surface of the end of the first coat film on the side where the first member has been attached; applying a second resin solution on the peripheral surface of the first coat film, to cover it and the peripheral surface of the end of the second member closer to the center, and to form a coating (second coat film); peeling off the first and second members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuichi Yashiki, Kyoko Nishikawa, Shigeo Ohta
  • Publication number: 20130059083
    Abstract: An improvement of traditional painter's tape for use after painting an object, especially a door. The tape has a conventional adhesive on one side, and a wax or wax-based coating on the opposing side. It is designed so that the adhesive side is placed against a door jamb, and the wax side is to be placed against the painted door when the door is shut. This allows the door to remain operational after painting without the possibility of the door sticking to the door jamb. The present invention can also be placed on a window sill for a freshly painted window, preventing the window from sticking to the window sill.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventor: John D. DeSantis
  • Publication number: 20120328784
    Abstract: A method and structure for forming an ink jet print head having a dielectric interstitial layer. A flexible top plate attached to a press can be used to apply pressure to an uncured dielectric interstitial layer. The uncured dielectric interstitial layer is cured while contacting the uncured dielectric interstitial layer with the flexible top plate and applying pressure using the press. Using a flexible top plate rather than a rigid top plate has been found to form a cured interstitial layer over an array of piezoelectric elements which has a more uniform or planar upper surface. An interstitial layer so formed can result in decreased processing time, reduced problems with ink communication in the ink jet print head during use, and decreased manufacturing costs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bryan R. Dolan, Peter J. Nystrom, Gary D. Redding, Mark A. Cellura, John R. Andrews
  • Patent number: 8287937
    Abstract: A coating having a smooth orange peel morphology is formed on an adluminal surface of a stent, concurrently with the formation of a coating having a rough rice grain morphology on an abluminal surface of the stent. During the formation of the two coatings, a mandrel is placed adjacent to the adluminal surface of the stent but does not generally contact the adluminal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajesh Radhakrishnan, Scott R. Schewe, Victor Schoenle
  • Publication number: 20120156054
    Abstract: A process for creating a near-surface cooling passage in an air-cooled turbomachine component. The process entails forming a channel in a surface of a surface region of the component so that the channel is open at the surface and fluidically connected to a first cooling passages within the component. A metallic layer is then deposited on the surface and over the channel without filling the channel. The metallic layer closes the channel at the surface of the surface region to define therewith a second cooling passage within the component that is fluidically connected to the first cooling passages. A coating system is then deposited on the metallic layer to define an outermost surface of the component. The second cooling passage is closer to the outermost surface of the component than the first cooling passages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Benjamin Paul Lacy, David Vincent Bucci, Srikanth Chandrudu Kottilingam, Dennis William Cavanaugh
  • Patent number: 8117717
    Abstract: The invention relates to a temporary device (1, 20) for spacing an opening element (6) with respect to a fixed element (3) of the vehicle body comprising a fixing plate for anchoring the device on the fixed element and a body which is connected to the fixing plate and forms an abutment (4) for supporting the opening element, wherein at least one part of the abutment is elastically deformable by forces produced by the opening element in the longitudinal direction thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Exsto Thermoplastiques
    Inventor: Stephane Perche
  • Publication number: 20120017692
    Abstract: A peripheral pressure sensor for a motor vehicle has a sensor chip and a gasket sealing a sensing unit of the sensor chip from the surroundings, which gasket has a pressure channel through which pressure information is transmitted to the sensing unit of the sensor chip. The peripheral pressure sensor is made by an injection molding method in which an opening in the gasket is placed on the sensing unit of the sensor chip, and subsequently an assembly of the sensor chip and the gasket is surrounded by extrusion coating such that an outer edge opposite the sensing unit and/or an outer opening in the gasket remains at least partially free.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventors: Roland Seitz, Pete Kunert, Gustav Klett, Matthias Ludwig
  • Publication number: 20110303254
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method, processes and system that allows thermal insulating and waterproofing of temporary and/or portable structures in such a manner that the underlying structures are insulated and waterproofed. Moreover, this system provides a rigid outer structure which allows the underlying structure to be removed and reused after the insulation and waterproofing system has been installed, leaving behind a rigid, insulated and waterproof physical structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventors: Rick G. Tucker, Richard A. West
  • Patent number: 8003165
    Abstract: Nanoparticles are coated using thick-film techniques with a catalyst to promote the growth of carbon nanotubes thereon. In one example, alumina nanoparticles are coated with a copper catalyst. Such nanoparticles can be selectively deposited onto a substrate to create a field emission cathode, which can then be utilized within field emission devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Applied Nanotech Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Dongsheng Mao, Yunjun Li, Richard Fink, Valerie Ginsberg, Mohshi Yang, Leif Thuesen
  • Patent number: 7988769
    Abstract: In order to provide a device for separating wet paint overspray from an exhaust air flow containing overspray particles, passing into the exhaust air flow in an application region of a painting assembly, the device includes at least one separation device for separating the overspray from at least a part of the exhaust air flow. Clogging of a wall surface of the device with wet paint overspray is prevented. It is proposed that the device is divided into a plurality of sections below the application region. At least one separation device is provided in one of the sections. The device includes at least one air curtain producing device for generating an air curtain on a wall surface, which delimits the flow path of the exhaust air flow and is arranged on the at least one flow guide element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Durr Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Dietmar Wieland, Jens Holzheimer
  • Publication number: 20110177250
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for masking a component zone which is to be omitted by the spray jet during the thermal spraying of a component is disclosed. The apparatus can be elastically deformed at least partially at room temperature for attachment to the component. During the thermal spraying operation the apparatus has at least one inelastic region such that the impinging spray particles adhere to the surface thereof. After the thermal spraying operation, the apparatus can be removed from the covered component zone without leaving any residue. In this way, a simple, reusable solution is created, which avoids the disadvantages of the prior art.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2009
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Inventors: Andreas Jakimov, Manuel Hertter, Stefan Schneiderbanger
  • Publication number: 20110146033
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for surface functionalizing and producing a surface fastener part (12) forming a surface faster (10) that can be opened and closed repeatedly with a correspondingly designed surface fastener part (14), wherein at least one of the surface fastener parts (12, 14) comprises protruding hook parts (18) disposed at least partially on a carrier part (16), each comprising a head part (20) on the side thereof facing away from the carrier part (16) and forming a fastening element (22) with the same, wherein at least one part of the hook parts (18) of a locking part (12,14) is provided with a functional medium and the associated head parts (20) are kept largely or completely away from said medium, such that the fastening forces for engaging the corresponding fastening elements (22) and forming the closed surface fastener (10) are reduced, and the holding forces are increased up to separating the corresponding fastening elements (22) and forming the opened surface fastener (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventor: Konstatinos Poulakis
  • Patent number: 7939135
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine is used for power generation or propulsion and includes vanes. Each vane includes a trailing edge having a curvature and cooling slots that cool the vane. A photochemical edge shield includes an edge and projections that project from the edge. Before coating the vane, the photochemical edge shield is positioned on the vane such that each of the projections is received in one of the cooling slots. A ceramic coating is then applied to the vane. The photochemical edge shield prevents the ceramic coating from entering and clogging the cooling slots of the vane during the ceramic coating process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Harvey R. Toppen, Dean N. Marszal
  • Publication number: 20110086169
    Abstract: A method of masking cooling holes of a turbine component, in particular a turbine blade or vane, for a coating process is provided. The component includes an external surface to be coated, at least one internal cavity having an opening towards the outside of the component, and cooling holes extending from the at least one internal cavity to the external surface. The method comprises the steps of: filling the cooling holes with a masking material and hardening the masking material. The masking material, water, is used to fill in the cooling holes. The hardening is done by freezing the water to water ice. A method of coating an external surface of a turbine component and a device for use in a masking process for masking cooling holes in a turbine component are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Inventor: Andreas Graicheno
  • Publication number: 20110049930
    Abstract: The assembly is for mounting to a motor vehicle having a bumper skin and it comprises a body part forming at least a portion of a bumper skin. The body part is defined by bottom and top edges. The top edge includes a first portion to be masked by a member of the vehicle that is to be fitted to the body part. The assembly includes at least a first masking element masking at least one portion of the bottom edge and at least a second masking element masking at least one second portion of the top edge of the body part, complementary to the at least one first portion of the top edge of the body part. The first and second masking elements are fixed relative to the body part once the assembly is mounted to the motor vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: COMPAGNIE PLASTIC OMNIUM
    Inventors: Fabien Delwal, Hugues Cheron
  • Patent number: 7867563
    Abstract: The present invention is a method of mounting a plurality of components on a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Hidekazu Arase, Tohru Nakagawa, Hiroyuki Masuda
  • Patent number: 7867547
    Abstract: With abluminal side of a stent masked, the luminal side of the stent is selectively coated with a substance, such as an anti-coagulant, a platelet inhibitor and/or a pro-healing substance. The stent can be masked by inserting it into a rigid mandrel chamber or by compressing a masking sleeve onto the outer side of the stent. A spray nozzle inserted into the masked stent spray coats the substance onto the luminal side. The sprayed coating can be cured onto the stent such as by inserting an electrical-resistance heater bar into the stent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew J. Tochterman, William J. Fox, Nathan Harold
  • Publication number: 20100316804
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a tubular body, includes: attaching a first member to an outer or inner peripheral surface of one end in an axial direction of a cylindrical core, along a circumferential direction of the peripheral surface thereof; applying a first resin solution on the peripheral surface, to cover it and the peripheral surface of one end of the first member closer to the center of the core, and to form a coating (first coat film); attaching a second member to the peripheral surface of the end of the first coat film on the side where the first member has been attached; applying a second resin solution on the peripheral surface of the first coat film, to cover it and the peripheral surface of the end of the second member closer to the center, and to form a coating (second coat film); peeling off the first and second members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichi YASHIKI, Kyoko NISHIKAWA, Shigeo OHTA
  • Publication number: 20100279004
    Abstract: A release agent and method for using the same is provided. The release agent may have a high viscosity and gravity measurement and allowing for incorporation of a plurality of alternative oils and greases to be used as coating agent. Additionally, the release agent is adaptable for multiple uses by an end user as a coating agent without the need for reapplication of the release agent after every use. Moreover, the release agent may have additives such as anti-oxidants, preservatives, and emulsifiers that may allow for longer shelf life, easier coating and the like. Still further, the release agent may incorporate coloring and fragrances to make the agent more user friendly and easier to identify for coating purposes by the end user. The release agent may also incorporate freezing point depressants, anti-oxidants, emulsifiers, fragrances and solvent additives to increase shelf life and efficacy of the release agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Inventors: Gordon Davies, Mike Davies
  • Patent number: 7820227
    Abstract: A method for biolithographical deposition of molecules is provided. According to an embodiment of the method, a reactive layer (e.g., a polysaccharide mass) having a surface region coated with a biologically compatible resist is provided. A portion of the biologically compatible resist is selectively removed to expose an exposed portion of the reactive layer. Molecules, such as biomolecules and/or cellular species, are then conjugated to the exposed portion of the reactive layer. Also provided are materials and devices related to the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignees: University of Maryland, College Park, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
    Inventors: Gregory F. Payne, Gary W. Rubloff, Hyunmin Yi, Rohan Fernandes, Li-Qun Wu, Reza Ghodssi, William E. Bentley
  • Publication number: 20100239873
    Abstract: A method for obtaining a protective coating on a surface to be treated of a light alloy mechanical component of a turbomachine. The method comprises associating a first coating layer resistant to corrosion on the surface to be treated of the mechanical component, and associating a second coating layer resistant to erosion, abrasion and high temperatures on the first coating layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventors: Massimo GIANNOZZI, Eugenio Giorni, Andrea Avanzini, Riccardo Paoletti, Iacopo Giovannetti
  • Patent number: 7799383
    Abstract: Methods for adhesive bonding are disclosed. The methods includes contacting a substrate with an activator composition which includes a reactive solvent, such as methyl ethyl ketone or acrylic-based monomers, and a reducing agent, such that the treated substrate has a working time of greater than about four weeks, and contacting the substrate with adhesive compositions to result in adhesive bonding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Zakar Raffi Hachikian, Sevan Demirdogen
  • Publication number: 20100233373
    Abstract: An automated finishing system comprises a lift system and a number of robots. The lift system is capable of positioning a wing in a substantially horizontal position. The number of robots is capable of applying a number of finishing compounds to at least one of an interior of the wing and an exterior of the wing, while the wing remains in the substantially horizontal position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Jeffery P. Swanberg, Kenneth R. Brewer, Steven J. Kakalecik, Cody S. Dunham, Robert J. Stouffer, Martin F. Derouin
  • Patent number: 7771789
    Abstract: A method of forming a mask, in which a film pattern is formed on a substrate by using a mask, includes sequentially arranging the mask, the substrate and a first member having a flat surface contacting with the substrate in this order from a supply source of film forming material; and attracting the mask and the first member by means of a magnetic force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi Yotsuya, Hiroshi Koeda, Takayuki Kuwahara, Tadayoshi Ikehara
  • Publication number: 20100183810
    Abstract: A stray coating prevention device adapted for a coating chamber for coating substrates, said coating chamber including a coating device for dispensing coating material into the coating chamber; a substrate support adapted to support one or more substrates on a support plane, the substrates each having a backside, the support plane dividing the coating chamber into a rear part and a front part of the coating chamber, and the coating device being located in the front part of the coating chamber; wherein the stray coating prevention device comprises a plurality of adsorption traps, the adsorption traps being provided at a surface of the rear part of the coating chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Applicant: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventor: Hugo BLOEMERS
  • Patent number: 7713429
    Abstract: The method of manufacturing a nozzle plate comprises the steps of: applying a protective sheet to a first surface of a nozzle plate in which nozzles are to be formed; forming holes which pass through the nozzle plate and have bottoms inside the protective sheet, from a side of a second surface of the nozzle plate reverse to the first surface; filling a filling material into the holes, from the side of the second surface; peeling away the protective sheet after the filling step; forming a liquid-repelling film on the first surface of the nozzle plate after the peeling step; and removing the filling material after the liquid-repelling film forming step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventor: Tsutomu Yokouchi
  • Publication number: 20100062147
    Abstract: A film-formation method is a method for depositing a liquid containing a film material to form a film in a prescribed film formation area enclosed by a partition wall on a substrate. The film-formation method includes forming the partition wall using at least in part a wettability-variable material in which wettability with respect to the liquid is variable, depositing the liquid in the film formation area, varying the wettability of the wettability-variable material in the partition wall in a state in which the liquid is disposed within the film formation area so that liquid affinity of the wettability-variable material becomes higher than liquid affinity of the wettability-variable material before the liquid is deposited in the film formation area, and forming the film by solidifying the film material in the liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toyotaro KINOSHITA
  • Patent number: 7655275
    Abstract: A method of controlling flow includes treating a region of a surface to have a non-wettable surface characteristic or a wettable surface characteristic in the region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Delopment Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Curtis L. Nelson, Brian G. Risch, Charles C. Haluzak, Christopher C. Aschoff
  • Publication number: 20100021677
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is disclosed enabling a length of wood such as a post to be encapsulated in a coating such as plastic. The method involves placing end caps at the ends of the post and coating the resulting assembly. The method also provides for encapsulating a plurality of posts in a production line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2006
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Inventors: Robert Andrew West, David Scott MacDonald
  • Publication number: 20100020153
    Abstract: Provided are an image drum and a method of manufacturing the image drum. The image drum includes multiple ring electrodes arranged along a longitudinal direction of a drum body and on an outer circumferential surface of the drum body. The ring electrodes are separated from each other. Between the ring electrodes there are ring insulator molds. The image drum can be manufactured by patterning a seed layer on the outer surface of the drum body, forming multiple ring insulator molds on the seed layer, and depositing a conductive material between the ring insulator molds to form the ring electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: EUNG-YEOUL YOON, Kae-Dong Back, Jin-Seung Choi
  • Publication number: 20090183855
    Abstract: A heat radiating plate for a semiconductor package has a concave portion provided on a surface of the heat radiating plate, having an inner bottom face and an inner wall portion, a stepped portion provided on the inner wall portion of the concave portion and a plating portion covering an entire surface of the inner bottom portion of the concave portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Applicant: SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuji Negoro
  • Patent number: 7531218
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for assembling a structure onto a substrate. A method according to one aspect of the invention includes dispensing a slurry onto a substrate wherein the slurry includes a first plurality of elements, each of which is designed to mate with a receptor region on said substrate and each of which comprises a functional element, and wherein the slurry also includes a second plurality of elements which are not designed to mate with receptor regions on the substrate. Typically, these second plurality of elements help movement of the first plurality of elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: Alien Technology Corporation
    Inventors: John Stephen Smith, Mark A. Hadley, Gordon S. W. Craig, Frank Lowe
  • Publication number: 20090104356
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine is used for power generation or propulsion and includes vanes. Each vane includes a trailing edge having a curvature and cooling slots that cool the vane. A photochemical edge shield includes an edge and projections that project from the edge. Before coating the vane, the photochemical edge shield is positioned on the vane such that each of the projections is received in one of the cooling slots. A ceramic coating is then applied to the vane. The photochemical edge shield prevents the ceramic coating from entering and clogging the cooling slots of the vane during the ceramic coating process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2008
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Inventors: Harvey R. Toppen, Dean N. Marszal
  • Publication number: 20090040868
    Abstract: A vertical mixer assembly for mixing a bulk material having improved wear-resistant is disclosed. The vertical mixer comprises a floor having an upper surface; at least one wall extending from the floor and having an interior surface and an upper edge; wherein the floor and the at least one wall define an open topped mixing chamber having a general tub-shape suitable for receiving the bulk material. The mixing chamber comprising an outlet for egress of mixed bulk material. The vertical mixer further comprises at least one vertical auger positioned in the mixing chamber for mixing the bulk material, the auger having an exterior surface suitable for mixing the bulk material upon operation of the auger; and a non-metallic wear-resistant material coating or covering at least a portion of the mixing chamber. Also disclosed herein are methods of increasing the wear-resistance of a vertical mixer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2007
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Applicant: JAY-LOR INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Jakob R. Tamminga
  • Publication number: 20090029077
    Abstract: In accordance with an aspect of the invention, implantable or insertable medical devices are provided that comprise (a) a substrate and (b) a porous layer comprising close packed spherical pores disposed over the substrate. The porous layer may also comprise a therapeutic agent. In another aspect, the present invention provides methods of forming implantable or insertable medical devices. These methods comprise forming a predecessor structure that comprises (i) a substrate over which is disposed (ii) an assembly of microspheres. This assembly of microspheres is then used as a template for the formation of a porous layer, which may be subsequently loaded with a therapeutic agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2007
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Liliana Atanasoska, Robert W. Warner, Michael S. Arney, Jan Weber
  • Patent number: 7482034
    Abstract: A system and method for selective masking of stents using an expandable masking balloon to prevent deposition of therapeutic or protective coatings on portions of the stent during a coating application process. An expandable balloon is located within the inner region of a stent, the balloon is inflated until its outer surface contacts and the inner surface of the stent lattice in the areas in which the stent coating is not to be applied, thereby masking the stent inner surface from deposition of stent coating material during a stent coating process, and the coating is applied to the remaining exposed surfaces of the stent, for example by spraying or dipping the stent. The balloon is then deflated and removed from the coated stent. The balloon may be coated with, or formed from, a material impregnated with polytetrafluoroethylene to discourage adherence of the coating material to the balloon's outer surface in order to minimize coating waste and bridging of stent lattice openings by coating films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis R. Boulais
  • Publication number: 20090010147
    Abstract: A stamper is mounted to a surface of at least one of a stationary-side die and a movable-side die. A transfer surface of the stamper is positioned substantially flush with a first surface of an inner peripheral holding member for holding the stamper near an inner periphery thereof which first surface is positioned adjacent to the transfer surface of the stamper. A first distal end of the inner peripheral holding member, which is positioned to face the cavity, and a second distal end of a die member, which is positioned to face the cavity, the die member being disposed adjacent to the inner peripheral holding member, are both projected more into the cavity than the transfer surface of the stamper. A molding burr can be suppressed from projecting upward from the vicinity of an inner peripheral edge of the substrate surface substantially flush with the transfer portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Applicant: Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Motomitsu Hagiwara, Takeshi Otsu, Akimasa Miyata, Kuniyuki Aihara
  • Publication number: 20080299337
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a medical device having interior and exterior surfaces, the method including the steps of: a) shielding the exterior surface; and, b) exposing the interior surface to a plasma, wherein the shielding of the exterior surface substantially prevents exposure of the exterior surface to the plasma.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2008
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Applicant: Isoflux, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Glocker, Brent C. Bell
  • Publication number: 20080229925
    Abstract: In order to provide a device for separating wet paint overspray from an exhaust air flow containing overspray particles, wherein the overspray particles pass into the exhaust air flow in an application region of a painting assembly and wherein the device comprises at least one separation device for separating the overspray from at least a part of the exhaust air flow, in which clogging of a wall surface of the device with wet paint overspray is prevented, it is proposed that the device is divided into a plurality of sections below the application region, wherein at least one separation device is provided in one of the sections, and that the device comprises at least one air curtain producing device for generating an air curtain on a wall surface, which delimits the flow path of the exhaust air flow and is arranged on the at least one flow guide element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Applicant: DURR SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventors: Dietmar Wieland, Jens Holzheimer
  • Patent number: 7371428
    Abstract: Method of forming different diffusion aluminide coatings on different surface regions of the same superalloy substrate involves positioning the substrate in a coating chamber having a aluminum-bearing coating gas flowing therein with a first substrate surface region enclosed in a masking enclosure having one or more coating gas entrance apertures communicating the interior of the enclosure to the coating gas in the coating chamber and with a second substrate surface region freely communicated to the coating gas in the coating chamber, and gas phase aluminizing the substrate by heating the substrate to an elevated coating temperature in the coating chamber having the coating gas therein to concurrently form an outwardly-grown diffusion aluminide coating on the first substrate surface region and to form an inwardly-grown, diffusion aluminide coating on the second substrate surface region of the same substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: Howmet Corporation
    Inventors: Vincent J. Russo, Thomas P. Slavin