Spraying Patents (Class 427/421.1)
  • Patent number: 10343179
    Abstract: A painting device is provided with: a bell-shaped cup for discharging paint; a housing for holding the cup so as to be freely rotatable; and first tip openings disposed on the outside in the radial direction on the base end side of the tip side outer peripheral edge of the cup and throwing paint onto a workpiece by spraying shaping air in the direction of the tip. When a tangent line that is tangent to the tip side outer peripheral edge of the cup from a first tip opening is drawn in a front view of the painting device, the first tip opening sprays shaping air at an inclination more to the inside in the radial direction of the cup than the tangent line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichi Ito, Shin Ogasawara, Masaaki Shoji
  • Patent number: 10301482
    Abstract: A superhydrophobic surface can be formed by contacting an article with a suspension of fluorinated boehmite particles to leave a film of the fluorinated boehmite particles after removal of the suspending fluid. The film can be transparent or the film can be translucent or opaque. When the film is translucent or opaque, the film can render the surface superoleophobic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Wolfgang M. Sigmund, Shu-Hau Hsu, Ravi Kumar Vasudevan
  • Patent number: 10290499
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a substrate processing apparatus includes a nozzle and a control device. The nozzle dispenses a chemical solution onto a substrate. The control device controls a mechanism which promotes evaporation of a solvent contained in the chemical solution remaining in the nozzle to form a solidified layer in the nozzle. The solidified layer is obtained by solidifying components contained in the remaining chemical solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventor: Tomohiro Goto
  • Patent number: 10246791
    Abstract: Articles including a conductive metal substrate and a protective coating on the metal substrate are provided. The protective coating is electrochemically deposited from an electrodeposition medium including a silicon alkoxide and quaternary ammonium compounds or quaternary phosphonium compounds. Methods of electrochemically depositing such protective coatings are also described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: General Cable Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Vinod Chintamani Malshe, Sameer Shankar Jadhav, Vitthal Abaso Sawant, Sathish Kumar Ranganathan, Cody R. Davis, Srinivas Siripurapu, Vijay Mhetar, Ryan M. Andersen
  • Patent number: 10130972
    Abstract: A nozzle assembly for applying a fluid on a substrate includes a plurality of plates, a first fluid conduit having a first inlet configured and a first discharge orifice configured to discharge a first fluid generally in a first direction, and a second fluid conduit having a second inlet, a second discharge orifice configured to discharge a second fluid generally in a second direction intersecting the first direction and a third discharge orifice. The second fluid acts on the first fluid at the first discharge orifice. A method of applying the fluid on the substrate includes continuously feeding the substrate by the nozzle assembly, discharging, in the first direction, the first fluid from the first discharge orifice onto the substrate, discharging, in the second direction, the second fluid from the second discharge orifice, and discharging, generally in the first direction, the second fluid from the third orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventors: Andreas Pahl, Edward W. Bolyard, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10048521
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a liquid crystal photo-alignment device. The liquid crystal photo-alignment device includes two parallel guide rails, a platform sandwiched between the two guide rails, a support assembly slidably mounted on the two guide rails, and a cleaning assembly mounted to the support assembly. The platform has a supporting surface for supporting a LCD panel. Each support assembly includes a supporting beam across the platform, two supporting arms extending from opposite ends of the supporting beam, and two sliders connected to the respective supporting arms. The sliders are slidably mounted in the guide rails. The cleaning assembly faces toward the platform and is configured to clean up foreign objects on the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventors: Xiaocheng Liu, Wen-Pin Chiang
  • Patent number: 10041148
    Abstract: When a Cu—Sn—Bi had—particle based sliding material is used for sliding, Cu of Cu matrix flows and covers up Bi phase. Seizure resistance lowers as time passes. A Pb-free sliding material preventing the reduction of seizure resistance is provided. (1) Composition: from 1 to 15% of Sn, from 1 to 15% of Bi, from 0.02 to 0.2% of P, and from 1 to 10% of hard particles having an average diameter of from 50 to 70 ?m, with the balance being Cu and unavoidable impurities. (2) Structure: Bi phase and the hard particles are dispersed in the copper matrix, and all of said hard particles are bonded to the copper matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: TAIHO KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiromi Yokota, Daisuke Yoshitome
  • Patent number: 9956569
    Abstract: A spray coating application system for dispensing a liquid coating includes an elongated guide rail and a longitudinal slide plate slideably attached to the guide rail. The longitudinal slide plate is movable along a longitudinal axis of the guide rail between a first and second longitudinal positions. A transverse slide plate is attached to the longitudinal slide plate for concurrent movement therewith along the longitudinal axis of the guide rail. The transverse slide plate is moveable relative to the longitudinal slide plate in a transverse direction substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the guide rail. A spray nozzle is attached to the transverse slide plate for dispersing the liquid coating as a spray. A cam follower is attached to the transverse slide plate and engagable with a cam for moving the spray nozzle relative to the longitudinal slide plate between a first transverse position and a second transverse position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Cesar Jimenez Ramos
  • Patent number: 9868232
    Abstract: Prosthetics created in layers, and methods of making them, comprising one or more materials. The methods utilize a clay sculpture from which is made a negative impression cast in silicone, which is used to cast a durable positive prosthetic, which is used to create either durable or temporary negative production impressions into which the layers can be built to form the finished prosthetic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Inventor: Stephen Bettles
  • Patent number: 9574153
    Abstract: New compositions of matter that provide lubricant properties when cured into a coating on a substrate. The compositions are low molecular weight structured polysilicate compositions that have high silanol contents. The polysilicates are combined with a condensation catalyst and allowed to cure on the appropriate substrate. The cured coating has lubricant properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Inventors: John D Blizzard, Robert L McKellar
  • Patent number: 9544950
    Abstract: A modular electric induction heating and coating apparatus and method for coating, heating and/or coating and heating (and vice versa) the exterior surface of a pipe section within a pipe treatment region is provided. The apparatus comprises an interchangeable central main frame assembly removably attached to an outer drive frame assembly on each side of the central main frame assembly. An interchangeable induction coil assembly can be mounted in a coil main frame assembly of the central main frame assembly. The coil main frame assembly can close around a pipe section for electric induction heating of the pipe section within the pipe treatment region via a driver system in a central top drive frame assembly. The outer drive frame assemblies include mounting and rotational drive assemblies for interchangeable coating head cartridges that can coat the section of the pipe in the pipe treatment region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Inductotherm Heating & Welding Ltd
    Inventors: Stephen William Baskerville, Derek Humphries, John W. Betteridge, William Fenwick, Michael Lee
  • Patent number: 9295367
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for sealing a fastener element. A structure may be positioned over a seal cap that has been adhered and sealed to the fastener element. A number of projections associated with the structure may be moved along an interface formed between the seal cap and an object in which the fastener element has been installed such that the number of projections removes at least a portion of excess material around the seal cap while moving along the interface between the seal cap and the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Inventors: Jesse Randal Wiseman, Roger A. Gage, Matthew Gregory Kesterson, Stephan Joel Favilla
  • Patent number: 9174469
    Abstract: Film-forming apparatuses, systems, and methods are provided. The apparatus can include a substrate positioning system and a printing array that includes an inkjet printing array and/or a thermal printing array. The positioning system can be a gas-bearing plate system. The positioning system can be configured to move a substrate between a first position, away from the printing array, and a second position, above the printing array. The apparatuses, systems, and methods can be used to manufacture organic light emitting devices (OLEDs), for example, flat panel displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Kateeva, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Lowrance, Eliyahu Vronsky, Conor Madigan, Alexander Sou-Kang Ko
  • Patent number: 9080063
    Abstract: An additive for alkali metal silicate solutions, comprising a quaternary ammonium compound having the general formula (1) R1R2R3R4N+OH?, wherein R1, R2, R3 and R4 which may be the same or different represent alkyl groups, hydroxy-substituted alkyl groups, alkaryl groups, hydroxy-substituted alkaryl groups comprising from 1 to 12 carbon atoms, or groups having the general formula —[CH2]n-N+R5R6R7 wherein n is an integer having a value of from 1 to 12, the group —[CH2]n may be hydroxy-substituted, and R5, R6 and R7 which may be the same or different represent alkyl groups, hydroxy-substituted alkyl groups, alkaryl groups or hydroxy-substituted alkaryl groups comprising from 1 to 12 carbon atoms; with the proviso that at least one of the groups R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6 and R7 represents a hydroxy-substituted alkyl group or a hydroxy-substituted alkaryl group comprising at least 2 carbon atoms wherein the hydroxy substituent is not located on a carbon atom which is bonded to a nitrogen atom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Inventors: Karikath Sukumar Varma, Benjamin Michael Stiefvater-Thomas
  • Patent number: 9056321
    Abstract: The spray gun is provided with a nozzle section which mixes gas into raw material liquid and also ejects the raw material liquid. The internal space of the nozzle section has an introduction path into which the raw material liquid is introduced, an open portion in which a flow path is enlarged more than the introduction path, thereby ejecting the raw material liquid in a fine particle form, a reduced diameter portion in which a flow path is made narrower than the open portion, thereby re-aggregating the raw material liquid in a fine particle form, and an ejection orifice portion which ejects the raw material liquid to the outside. In the nozzle section, a gas introduction hole which introduces gas into a base-end-side portion of the open portion is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Dyflex Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiaki Nakayama, Akihiro Sugiyama, Noriyoshi Yano
  • Patent number: 9040116
    Abstract: A method for spraying a coating and a cold gas spray nozzle is disclosed. The method includes spraying a coating by the cold gas spray nozzle. A rinsing gas is fed to the cold gas spray nozzle during an interruption of the spraying or at an end of the spraying. Deposits in the cold gas spray nozzle are cooled and detached by the rinsing gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: MTU Aero Engines GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Jakimov, Stefan Schneiderbanger, Manuel Hertter
  • Patent number: 9034097
    Abstract: A composition for the preparation of a fire protection mortar comprising 45 to 70% by weight of cement binder, 8 to 20% by weight calcite, 8 to 20% by weight mica, 0 to 5% by weight of xonotlite, 0.1 to 20% by weight of expanded perlite, 0.1 to 10% by weight of fibers, 0.01 to 2% by weight of air entrainer and foaming agent, 0.01 to 2% by weight of processing aids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Promat Research and Technology Centre NV
    Inventors: Xiao Wu, Ann Opsommer
  • Patent number: 9034434
    Abstract: Laminate concrete countertops and methods for fabricating same employ a plywood core or substrate onto which concrete layers are applied using spray techniques. In one embodiment, a countertop template is created at the installation site, and subsequently used at a remote fabrication site to cut the core to the customized size and shape before application the sprayed concrete layers. In some embodiments, the core or substrate and overlying concrete layers are left exposed at one or more edges to provide visually contrasting layers creating a unique appearance over conventional countertops. Edge covering pieces visually contrasting the concrete itself can also be installed to further characterize the appearance of the countertop, and may be removably installed to allow swapping out of different edge pieces to reconfigure the countertop appearance over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventors: Madison Timothy John Sawatzky, Sheridan Riley Mark Sawatzky, Timothy John Sawatzky
  • Patent number: 9034422
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods of treating an article surface. The method comprises removing a metal oxide surface from the metal substrate to expose a metal surface; and delivering particles comprising a dopant from at least one fluid jet to the metal surface to impregnate the surface of the article with the dopant. The method also comprises delivering substantially simultaneously a first set of particles comprising a dopant and a second set of particles comprising an abrasive from at least one fluid jet to a surface of an article to impregnate the surface of the article with the dopant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: EnBio Limited
    Inventors: John Gerard O'Donoghue, Donncha Haverty
  • Publication number: 20150125602
    Abstract: Methods of treating iron-comprising metallic materials by providing an iron-comprising metallic material having one or more surfaces to be treated, contacting the surfaces with a processing agent comprising the processing agent being water-based and containing fee electrons and hydrogen, and allowing electron rich gas from the processing agent to embed into the surfaces to be treated. Methods of inhibiting oxidative electro-chemical corrosion and galvanic corrosion of surfaces of ferrous metal alloys including heating a ferrous metal alloy to produce heated and oil fee surfaces of the alloy, immersing the alloy in an electron rich and hydrogen rich water based treatment agent, and contacting the surfaces of the alloy with gas bubbles comprising electrons generated from the treatment agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: John DeLoach
  • Patent number: 9023428
    Abstract: Method of delivering compositions to organic substrates, particularly lumber. Method involves heating a target zone of the substrate and then applying the composition to the surface of the substrate wherein the temperature of the composition is lower than that of the target zone of the substrate. Compositions include biocidal, strength modifiers, waterproofing and polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Koppers Performance Chemicals Inc.
    Inventor: Nigel P. Maynard
  • Patent number: 9011971
    Abstract: A shoe ornament structure, comprises: a base layer, a sub-base layer, a ground color layer, a ornamental layer, a blocking wall and a transparent layer. The ground color layer has a predetermined thickness and is formed on the sub-base layer. The ornamental layer is formed with different grains or color or materials and located on the ground color layer. The blocking wall of a height 0.5-0.7 mm is formed on ornamental layer, and the transparent layer is formed in the area defined by the blocking wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Dah Lih Puh Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jui-Fen Shiao
  • Patent number: 9004004
    Abstract: Marking devices for dispensing a marking substance on the ground and marking methods are provided. The marking devices and marking methods use one or more detection mechanisms to detect one or more characteristics of the marking substance. In some embodiments, the detection mechanism may be, but is not limited to, an optical sensor, an olfactory sensor, a weight sensor, a switch device, and any combination thereof. The one or more detection mechanisms may provide, for example, the capability to: (1) determine the type of marking substance that is installed in the marking device; (2) determine in advance of or during a marking operation the amount of marking substance within the marking dispenser; and (3) determine when the marking dispenser is becoming empty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: CertusView Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Nielsen, Jeffrey Farr, Curtis Chambers
  • Publication number: 20150099412
    Abstract: An adhesive tape comprising a fragrance and a method of making the same. The adhesive tape may be a duct tape, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Pete Elafros, Daniel Eric Festa, Windy Kathalikkatil
  • Patent number: 9000103
    Abstract: A composition of matter comprising an interpenetrating polymer network of a combination of a silanol-containing polysiloxane phase and a silylated triglyceride oil phase. The two phases are mixed and covalently bound to each other via siloxane crosslinks. A method for producing interpenetrating polymer networks. The method comprises providing triglycerides from oils or fats and reacting the triglycerides with a reactive silane to form a silylated triglyceride oil. The silylated triglyceride oil and a silanol terminated polysiloxane are emulsified with water in a predetermined ratio. Thereafter, crosslinking agents are added and the water is removed from the emulsions providing siloxane crosslinks between the two intimately mixed immiscible phases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventors: Ramani Narayan, Daniel Gravier, Sudhanwa Dewasthale, Elodie Halbot
  • Patent number: 8999442
    Abstract: Disclosed is a ruthenium film-forming material having a lower melting point and a higher vapor pressure that facilitates supply of the material onto a base and moreover enables a high-quality ruthenium film to be obtained. A ruthenium film-forming material includes a compound represented by general formula (1) below (wherein R1 is independently at each occurrence a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a hydrocarbon group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms or a halogenated hydrocarbon group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms; R2 is independently at each occurrence a halogenated hydrocarbon group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, an alkoxy group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms or a halogenated alkoxy group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, with the proviso that R1 and R2 are mutually differing groups; R3 is independently at each occurrence a hydrogen atom or a hydrocarbon group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms; and L is an unsaturated hydrocarbon compound having 4 to 10 carbon atoms and having at least two double bonds).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: JSR Corporation
    Inventors: Ryuichi Saito, Kang-go Chung, Hideki Nishimura, Tatsuya Sakai
  • Publication number: 20150083825
    Abstract: A surface treatment system includes a pressure generator structured to generate air pressure; a spray head assembly coupled to the pressure generator; and a hopper coupled to the spray head assembly and structured to hold surface treatment material, the hopper including an extended portion disposed at a top front portion of the hopper that raises a front top edge of the hopper to be higher than a rear top edge of the hopper, wherein the hopper is configured to provide the surface treatment material to the spray head assembly and the spray head assembly is configured to use the air pressure to spray the surface treatment material onto a surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
  • Patent number: 8986777
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a device for preventing the fouling of a liquid dispensing nozzle. The end of the dispensing nozzle is placed in a hollow interior of a band carrying the same solvents that are dispensed by the nozzle. The solvent on the band evaporates into a gap between the ring and dispensing nozzle, thus providing a vapor sheath or environment that helps to prevent the fouling of the dispensing nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: GlaxoSmithKline, LLC
    Inventors: Allan J. Clarke, Frederick H. Fiesser, James A. McHugh
  • Publication number: 20150079299
    Abstract: A method for coating target surfaces by spraying an atomized liquid formulation of a volatile solvent, a dispersant, and adhesion promoter, a polymer, a plasticizer and particulates of an active material and vaporizing the solvent from the spray droplets to form deformable solid particles in flight that impact the target surface to form a coating. The temperature of the atomizing gas used to form the spray and the liquid formulation temperatures can be manipulated to accelerate or decelerate the evaporation of solvent and balance the heat of vaporization of the solvent in the spray liquid so that condensation of ambient vapors in the atmosphere surrounding the deposition target is prevented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Herbert B. Scher, Durham K. Giles, Joseph W. Tringe, Harold W. Levie
  • Patent number: 8980365
    Abstract: A method of protecting a biologically active substance against denaturation, wherein a liquid (14) containing the active substance and a matrix-forming substance are deposited on a target surface (18) and dried so as to form a solid amorphous matrix (26) with the molecules of the active substance embedded therein, wherein an ink jet printer (10) is used for depositing the liquid (14) on the target surface (16) in the form of droplets (12) having a volume small enough to cause the liquid to dry when it impinges on the target surface (16) and to be held on the target surface through adhesion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: Rogier Biemans
  • Patent number: 8980378
    Abstract: There is provided a system and method to spray viscous coating materials comprising abrasive particles, such as Silicium Carbide. Such coating materials are e.g. advanced ceramic composites formulated to protect equipment from corrosion and erosion. In particular the method and the system is able to spray and evenly coat a surface with two component materials based on modified epoxy resin and aliphatic curing agent loaded with abrasive ceramic particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Pieter Mouritsen A/S
    Inventors: Thomas Soegaard Jensen, Michael Klaesoee
  • Patent number: 8973522
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a spray device for spraying two or more components. The two or more components are maintained separated in the spray device and are mixed post atomization. This invention is also directed to a gravity fed spray gun and a dual feeding device for spraying two or more components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Axalta Coating Systems IP Co., LLC
    Inventor: John Charles Larson
  • Publication number: 20150064702
    Abstract: The present technology provides for a microfluidic substrate configured to carry out PCR on a number of polynucleotide-containing samples in parallel. The substrate can be a single-layer substrate in a microfluidic cartridge. Also provided are a method of making a microfluidic cartridge comprising such a substrate. Still further disclosed are a microfluidic valve suitable for use in isolating a PCR chamber in a microfluidic substrate, and a method of making such a valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Kalyan Handique, Gene Parunak, Cecelia Haley
  • Patent number: 8968502
    Abstract: A method for coating an artificial athletic turf made of a backing having a top face and a bottom face and having yarn tufted through the backing such that cut pile extends from the top face and backloops of yarn are closely adjacent the bottom face so that a porous coat is disposed over the backloops and bottom face in order to bind the yarn to the backing. Tiny droplets of coating material are sprayed onto the bottom face of the tufted backing at an inclination angle of less than 45 degrees to the plane of the backing and under conditions which cause sprayed droplets of material to bind the backloops to the backing, but not deposit along narrow areas of the backing between rows of backloops, thus, allowing the turf to remain porous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventors: John H. Bearden, Randal A. Enterkin
  • Publication number: 20150056377
    Abstract: An improved system for application of liquid streams to a substrate. The system incorporates open face flow channels for carrying the liquid away from fully enclosed flow segments prior to discharge along an unconstrained flow path. The present invention further provides an improved, self-aligning modular assembly for delivery of impingement jet to the liquid streams for diverting the direction of the liquid streams. The present invention further provides an improved arrangement for collection of the deflected liquid in response to application of the impingement jet without excess residue build-up.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Franklin S. Love, III, Joseph E. Rumler, Mark A. Hornung, James C. Bryant, Sharon E. Koh-Fallet
  • Patent number: 8962088
    Abstract: A method for forming a uniform texture concrete wall using Shotcrete or other pneumatically projected concrete materials. The method generally includes forming an exterior face mixture from a concrete mixture wherein the large aggregates are removed such that when the face mixture is pneumatically applied to a base structure, the face mixture defines a uniform surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Lithocrete, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald D. Shaw
  • Patent number: 8961671
    Abstract: A super hydrophobic and antistatic brake dust repellent composition using solvents, adhesion promoter, and hydrophobic inorganic nano particles as a main ingredient is provided. Embodiments of the inventive formulation provide a composition/coating, and a process for protecting various surfaces from the appearance of soil, brake dust, grime, muddy water marks, and corrosion. The applied formulation forms an essentially transparent, detachable, and anti-graffiti protective coating on a receptive surface. Embodiments of the coating film are clearly transparent, and retain the aesthetic appeal of the underneath painted film. The composition/coating acts as a self-cleaning coating so it reduces a adsorption of dirt, other contaminants, muddy water, etc. The coating can be applied at room temperature, and within 120 minutes super hydrophobicity can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
    Inventors: J. Mohan Sunder, Sameer Arvind Kapole, Subodh Deshpande
  • Patent number: 8961682
    Abstract: Hydrophilic coating compositions and methods to make and use the compositions are disclosed. The compositions include a photocatalytic pigment material made up of an inorganic pigment and a monomeric anti-oxidants and free radical scavenger that is contacted to the surface of the inorganic pigment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventors: William Brenden Carlson, Angele Sjong, Feng Wan, Timothy Londergan
  • Patent number: 8962093
    Abstract: A portable, manually operable, trigger-activated pump spray applicator can be used to apply paints and coating fluids in commercial and military end use applications, especially chemical agent resistant coating (CARC) fluids. The applicator includes an impermeable, preferably rigid-walled, container capped by a manually operable spray pump with a single fluid nozzle. The assembly has capability of producing an atomized spray of viscous coating fluids. The applicator includes internal agitators suitable to redisperse solid components of the coating fluid that settle after long-term storage. The agitators include a plurality of small, heavy spheres and a single large, heavy, striker. The inside bottom wall and side wall meet with a concave radius of curvature that matches the radius of the small spheres. The striker has a characteristic dimension of about 10-500% greater than the diameter of the small spheres.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Milspray LLC
    Inventor: Matthew L. Johnston
  • Publication number: 20150050425
    Abstract: An aerosol dispensing system has a container assembly, an actuator assembly, and a trigger member. The container assembly has a valve assembly. The actuator assembly has an actuator housing defining a rail portion, a trigger member pivotably attached to the actuator housing, and an outlet assembly defining an outlet opening. The outlet assembly is slidably supported relative to the actuator housing by the rail portion. The trigger member engages the outlet assembly such that application of deliberate manual force on the trigger member causes pivoting movement of the trigger member relative to the actuator housing and such that pivoting movement of the trigger member relative to the actuator housing causes linear movement of the outlet assembly relative to the actuator housing. The outlet assembly engages the valve assembly such that linear movement of the outlet assembly alters the valve assembly from a closed configuration to a fully open configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Randal W. Hanson, Carson Massie, Robert A. Kinzle, Jane D. Wasley, Scott Jackson, David Bourlier
  • Publication number: 20150050857
    Abstract: Binder compositions are described, where the compositions include a protein, a first crosslinking compound that includes a carbohydrate, and a second crosslinking compound that includes two or more primary amine groups. The first and second crosslinking compounds may be individually crosslinkable with each other and with the protein. Also described are fiber products that may include inorganic or organic fibers and a cured thermoset binder prepared from a protein and at least two crosslinking compounds. Additionally, methods of making fiber products are described that include providing inorganic or organic fibers, and applying a liquid binder composition to the fibers to form a fiber-binder amalgam. The liquid binder composition may include a protein and at least two crosslinking compounds that include a carbohydrate and an organic amine with two or more primary amines. The amalgam may be heated to a curing temperature to form the fiber product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Mingfu Zhang, Jawed Asrar, Uranchimeg Lester
  • Publication number: 20150050424
    Abstract: In various embodiments, methods are provided for detecting surface defects in in the preparation of a surface for overcoating (e.g., in a painting operation) where the method comprises applying to a surface being prepared for overcoating a highlighting liquid composition that increases the gloss of the surface onto which is applied, wherein said highlighting liquid substantially comprises odorless mineral spirits; examining the glossy surface for surface shape irregularities; and removing any noted surface shape irregularities by mechanical means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Christopher Edward Woodhall
  • Patent number: 8951606
    Abstract: A method for producing a component is disclosed. The method includes calculating a load line of the component as a result of a load to be absorbed by the component and applying a layer on a core by gas dynamic cold spraying, where the layer has a layer section and where the layer section runs along the calculated load line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: MTU Aero Engines GmbH
    Inventors: Manuel H. Hertter, Andreas Jakimov, Marcin Olbrich, Mihaela-Sorina Seitz, Juergen Kraus, Bertram Kopperger, Klaus Broichhausen, Hans Banhirl, Erwin Bayer, Wolfgang Werner, Eberhard Knodel
  • Patent number: 8945667
    Abstract: A method of reducing dust generation from an aggregate surface is described. The method includes applying a dust suppression compound to the aggregate surface. The dust suppression compound may be made from an aqueous mixture of an alkylcellulose compound and a halogen containing salt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: EnviroTech Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen C. Bytnar, Joshua J. Trujillo, Mark Steven Wolfe
  • Patent number: 8940366
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for treating subject materials with compositions includes a material treatment section for treating a subject material with a composition of a silane-containing material and a hydrocarbon solvent to form a treated material, and a neutralizing section for neutralizing the treated material such that the treated material has a pH in a range of approximately 7 to approximately 8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Petra International Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: John Christopher Cameron, Edwin A. Neal
  • Patent number: 8940372
    Abstract: A method for treating a surface of a substrate. A functional chemical is applied onto the surface of the substrate for improving the adhesion of silicone to the substrate. The functional chemical is applied in an amount of at least 5 mg/m2 onto the surface of the substrate by using a steam application beam to form a functional chemical layer on the substrate. The functional chemical includes double bonds, silane hydride, or vinyl silane reactive groups, or oligomeric or polymeric hydrocarbon or polysiloxane compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Upm-Kymmene Corporation
    Inventors: Petri Tani, Harri Kosonen
  • Patent number: 8940382
    Abstract: A coating comprises a resin solution including a solution of neoprene latex and liquid asphalt emulsion and an accelerator solution including an aqueous solution of zinc sulfate powder and water. A spray system for applying the coating includes a spray gun having first and second nozzles, a first pump fluidly connected between the first nozzle and a resin solution reservoir for delivering the resin solution to the first nozzle at a first fluid pressure, and a second pump fluidly connected between the second nozzle and an accelerator solution reservoir for delivering the accelerator solution to the second nozzle at a second fluid pressure different from the first pressure. The accelerator solution may be aerated by a source of compressed air prior to discharge from the second nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Harco Americas, Inc.
    Inventor: David H. Smith
  • Patent number: 8936830
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and an apparatus by which powder is evenly dispersed and is coated on a substrate uniformly and continuously so that a uniform layer may be formed. More specifically the present invention provides a method and an apparatus for forming a coating layer that powder is coated on an entire surface of a substrate uniformly and continuously, regardless of the material or the size of the substrate, as a uniform amount of powder entrained on the carrier air which is generated by carrier air and powder transported to a carrier pipe at a certain rate is consistently fed in to a nozzle, regardless of the size, morphology, and specific weight of the powder particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignees: FEMVIX Corp.
    Inventor: Ok Ryul Kim
  • Patent number: 8936676
    Abstract: An aqueous liquid solution containing soluble salts of coloring metals—particularly manganese and ferric iron along with a sugar source and fulvic and/or humic acid can be readily applied to galvanized metal surfaces impart a natural color tone to such surfaces. In this manner the visibility manmade structures like fences and guardrails is quickly and easily reduced and readily blended into the natural background. The liquid solution can be readily sprayed on galvanized surfaces. When the ambient temperature is warm natural color will develop two-three weeks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Foster-Gardner, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward F. Foster, Thomas T. Yamashita, Brian M. Hardin
  • Publication number: 20150017338
    Abstract: An improved mobile paint booth system and method for applying paint to a vehicle is herein disclosed. An improved mobile paint booth can comprise a plurality of vertical supports, a base support, a first upper beam, and a second upper beam. The plurality of vertical supports can comprise a corner support at each corner, and a middle support along a first wall. The base support can be substantially in the shape of a “U” that can connect each of the vertical supports. The base of the “U” can be along the bottom of the first wall. The first upper beam that can connect a first set of the corner support and the middle support. The second upper beam that can connect a second set of the corner support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas Wiliams