Heated Coating Material Patents (Class 427/422)
  • Patent number: 10450876
    Abstract: A blade comprises an airfoil having a root end and a tip. A metallic substrate is along at least a portion of the airfoil. An abrasive tip coating comprises an abrasive and an aluminum-based matrix. An aluminum-based base layer is between the tip coating and the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Christopher W. Strock
  • Patent number: 10443385
    Abstract: Methods for material build-up on a tip of a blade of a gas turbine engine are provided. The method can include inserting a material supply adjacent to the tip and directing a laser onto the interface of the material supply and the tip such that the material supply melts and attaches to the tip. Methods are also provided for remotely stopping a crack in a component of a gas turbine engine. The method can include inserting an integrated repair interface attached to a cable delivery system within a gas turbine engine; positioning the tip adjacent to a defect within a surface of the component; supplying a new material to the fillable area to fill the defect; and directing a laser to the new material within the fillable area to fuse the new material to the component within the defect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: David Scott Diwinsky, Herbert Chidsey Roberts
  • Patent number: 10388543
    Abstract: A substrate processing device includes substrate holder, a plurality of ultraviolet irradiators, and controller. The substrate holder holds a substrate. The ultraviolet irradiators irradiate gaps between a plurality of fine structures formed on the substrate held by the substrate holder with ultraviolet rays in spectra different from each other. The controller controls the plurality of ultraviolet irradiators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takayoshi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10247002
    Abstract: A method for remotely stopping a crack in a component of a gas turbine engine is provided. The method can include inserting an integrated repair interface attached to a cable delivery system within a gas turbine engine; positioning the tip adjacent to a defect within a surface of the component; temporarily attaching the tip adjacent to the defect within the surface on the component; supplying a new material to the area to fill the defect; and heating the new material to fuse the new material to the component within the defect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Herbert Chidsey Roberts, David Scott Diwinsky, Wayne R. Grady
  • Patent number: 10017674
    Abstract: An adhesive composition for adhesively bonding floor coverings to a variety of substrates. The composition includes 0.2 to 10 weight percent of a plurality of irregularly shaped spacer particles of size 0.5 mm to 10 mm; 10 to 50 weight percent of a moisture curable polymer system; and 40 to 90 weight percent of additives for modifying physical properties of the composition. The adhesive has a composition such that, when cured, results in an elastomeric film of uniform thickness that exhibits controlled moisture vapor transmission and sound abatement properties. A floor structure and a method for constructing the floor structure using the adhesive composition are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: BOSTIK, INC.
    Inventors: Michael S. Lontchar, Michael A. Chronister, Kristin J. Ryan
  • Patent number: 9982172
    Abstract: An adhesive composition for adhesively bonding floor coverings to a variety of substrates. The composition includes 0.2 to 10 weight percent of a plurality of irregularly shaped spacer particles of size 0.5 mm to 10 mm; 10 to 50 weight percent of a moisture curable polymer system; and 40 to 90 weight percent of additives for modifying physical properties of the composition. The adhesive has a composition such that, when cured, results in an elastomeric film of uniform thickness that exhibits controlled moisture vapor transmission and sound abatement properties. A floor structure and a method for constructing the floor structure using the adhesive composition are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: BOSTIK, INC.
    Inventors: Michael S. Lontchar, Michael A. Chronister, Kristin J. Ryan
  • Patent number: 9289864
    Abstract: A method for forming pockets of a drill bit includes inserting a displacement plug in a cutter pocket defined by a substrate of a drill bit. A hardfacing material is applied to the substrate and the displacement plug using a plasma arc welding torch. The heat from the plasma arc welding torch reduces an oxide layer on the outer surface of the displacement plug, and the molten hardfacing material flows over the displacement plug and wets against the displacement plug. The displacement plug is then removed to reveal a final cutter pocket configured to receive a cutter compact. The cutter compact is secured to the final cutter pocket by brazing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Varel International, Ind., L.P.
    Inventors: Charles Daniel Johnson, Marvin Windsor Amundsen
  • Patent number: 9184068
    Abstract: Provided are a treating liquid supplying unit, and a substrate processing apparatus and method using the same. Temperature of treating liquid in a treating liquid pipe built into a nozzle arm can be maintained, through heat transfer between the nozzle arm and a standby port and heat transfer between the nozzle arm and a nozzle moving unit, while the nozzle arm is standing by in standby position, while processing is being performed at a processing position, and during movement between the standby position and a processing position. Thus, treating liquid supplied from a nozzle can be maintained at a predetermined temperature by the treating liquid supplying unit, and the substrate processing apparatus and method using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: SEMES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang Uk Park, Jae Seung Go
  • Patent number: 9064684
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for filling gaps on partially manufactured semiconductor substrates with dielectric material are provided. In certain embodiments, the methods include introducing a first process gas into the processing chamber and accumulating a second process gas in an accumulator maintained at a pressure level substantially highest than that of the processing chamber pressure level. The second process gas is then rapidly introduced from the accumulator into the processing chamber. An excess amount of the second process gas may be provided in the processing chamber during the introduction of the second process gas. Flowable silicon-containing films forms on a surface of the substrate to at least partially fill the gaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Novellus Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Collin K. L. Mui, Lakshminarayana Nittala, Nerissa Draeger
  • Publication number: 20150140222
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of producing a water repelling surface or imparting hydrophobicity onto a surface comprises applying a polymer-based coating composition. The water repelling surface or the hydrophobic surface imparted by the present method has at least 90° of water contact angle. The water repelling surface or the hydrophobic surface imparted by the present method is preferably on a concrete surface. The present method imparts hydrophobicity onto surfaces that are durable without an additional primer layer between the surfaces and the coating composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Nano and Advanced Materials Institute Limited
    Inventors: Kai Tai WAN, Su Ping BAO, Hong Gang ZHU, Ran Yuan WANG, Bin Meng CHEN
  • Patent number: 9034454
    Abstract: An apparatus for filling joints in precast concrete structures includes a core that has exceptionally low creep and conforms to ASTM D 1752 made of controlled particle size composites of recycled cellular rubber and plastic materials in the form of a rectangular slab. Holes are drilled through a central area and countersink recesses are formed around the holes. An outer coating of a thermoplastic polyurethane/polyurea elastomer system of a thickness of 0.075 inch covers the slab and countersink recesses. The coated core is abrasion and UV resistant while having the creep characteristics needed to make a dam expansion joint filler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Southern Rubber Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen Edward Bowman
  • Patent number: 9017769
    Abstract: A method for applying a coating to a surface includes providing a sprayable liquid binding agent formed of first and second components, pumping the first and second components of the binding agent to a first dispensing device and combining the first and second components in the first dispensing device to form the binding agent. The method further includes spraying the binding agent from the first dispensing device on to a surface to be coated, providing a particulate medium, and spraying the particulate medium from a second dispensing device into the liquid spray of binding agent produced by the first dispensing device. The binding agent may coat the particulate medium and adhere it to the surface to form a coating thereon. An apparatus for performing the method is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Pro-Teq Surfacing (UK) Ltd
    Inventor: Hamish Scott
  • Publication number: 20150104580
    Abstract: A system for applying viscous substances is formed from a liquid and a granular solid. The system comprises a liquid circuit with a liquid containment unit. A liquid line and conveying means circulate the liquid from the liquid containment unit into the liquid line. A solid circuit with a storage unit stores the granular solids. A solid line and conveying means circulate the granular solids from the storage unit into the solid line. A mixing device is connected to the liquid line and to the solid line. The mixing device has a body that is adapted to receive liquids from the liquid line and granular solids from the solid line. The body mixes the liquids and granular solids into a viscous substance. The body has an outlet to apply the viscous substance mixed in the body. A method for applying a viscous substance is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Mathieu MALBOEUF, Dorian BRAUN
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8945679
    Abstract: An apparatus for impregnating web material with thermally curable impregnating resin, The apparatus includes an impregnating trough in which the web material is brought into contact with the impregnating resin and an inlet line which leads to the impregnating trough and through which the impregnating resin is introduced into the impregnating trough. The apparatus also includes a heating device structured and arranged for heating the impregnating resin, wherein the heating device is associated with the inlet line and heats the impregnating resin in the inlet line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Kaindl Decor GmbH
    Inventors: Paul Leitner, Alois Gruber
  • Patent number: 8945685
    Abstract: A method for dying and/or printing adhesive closure parts (10) having a plurality of hooks (12) predominately made of a plastic material connected to a carrier (14), applies a dye medium to the surface (16) of the adhesive closure part (10) or its parts by an application unit (18). Because the dye used is based on a solvent free wax applied by the application unit (18) in a melted form in droplets, bubbles, or pellet form, and enters into a fixed connection to the surface (16) in the cooled, cured state, a wax dye application may be achieved that is markedly colorfast and UV resistant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Gottlieb Binder GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jan Tuma, Konstantinos Poulakis
  • Patent number: 8941025
    Abstract: Plume shield shroud (10) for a plasma gun (30) includes a substantially tubular member (14) comprising an axial length, a plume entry end (11), and a plume exit end (13). The shroud (10) is adapted to be mounted to a plasma gun (30). A method of protecting, confining or shielding of a gas plume of a plasma gun (30) includes mounting (20) a gas plume shroud (10) on the plasma gun (30) such that the shroud (10) is sized and configured to substantially surround at least a portion of the gas plume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Oerlikon Metco (US) Inc.
    Inventors: Richard McCullough, Mark F. Spaulding, Robert F. Savill, Jr., Ronald J. Molz
  • Patent number: 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: 20140349006
    Abstract: A method for spraying an oil, such as an MSDS exempt vegetable oil, onto a material handling surface to impede material from adhering to the surface. The method includes spraying the oil from an elevated position. The elevated position can be a platform comprising an elevated section configured to support a human operator, and spray equipment can be used to spray the oil, the spray equipment including a container for containing the oil, a hydraulic pump fluidly coupled to the container, and a spray wand and hose fluidly coupled to the pump. The spray equipment can be mounted on the platform and configured to enable an operator to operate the spray wand from the elevated section of the platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: John Bandura
  • Patent number: 8883253
    Abstract: Brominated butadiene polymers are recovered from solution and formed into particles by spraying the solution onto a heated, mechanically agitated bed of seed particles. The droplets contact the seed particles in the bed and form a polymer layer on the outside of the seed particles, thereby enlarging them. The solvent is removed from the droplets after they make contact with seed particles in the bed. The process allows for the simultaneous removal of solvent and formation of somewhat large particles. The process forms at most small amounts of agglomerates and fines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Douglas C. Greminger, Brian D. Scherzer
  • Patent number: 8877292
    Abstract: The bicycle wheel manufactured by the method of the present invention is made of composite material and has two opposite braking surfaces, each of which is coated with a fluoride polymer layer. Specifically, the braking surfaces are sand blasted to remove a releasing agent layer coated on the wheel. The wheel is, thereafter, placed in a spraying machine at about 100 degree Celsius and then the braking surfaces are spray-coated with a material selected from the group consisting of polytetrafluoro ethylene, fluoride ethylene-propylene copolymer, polyfluoroalkyl, ethylene-tetrafluoro ethylene copolymer and the mixture thereof until a thickness of the material is bigger than 0.4 cm. Thereafter, the wheel is gradually heated to make the material set and form the fluoride polymer layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Carbotec Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Michael Lee
  • Publication number: 20140322450
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a coating method and a coating device of the packaging material, applicable in the packaging process of a substrate. By adopting the melt spraying process for coating the molten packaging material, the steps of drying and sintering in the related art can be omitted. Therefore, the production circle of the whole packaging process can be shortened and the number of production apparatus can be decreased, and, thus, the investment and cost of the apparatus and the maintenance thereof during the production procedure can be decreased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: EverDisplay Optronics (Shanghai) Limited
    Inventor: SyueYi Deng
  • Patent number: 8840791
    Abstract: A microfiltration membrane comprising (a) an asymmetric layer, (b) an isometric layer, and (c) an interface layer between the asymmetric layer and the isometric layer, the interface layer having a first portion contacting the asymmetric layer and a second portion contacting the isometric layer; wherein, (i) the asymmetric layer has a region contacting the first portion of the interface layer, the region including cells having a first porous structure; (ii) the isometric layer has a region contacting the second portion of the interface layer, the region including cells having a second porous structure; the first porous structure being larger than the second porous structure; and the first portion of the interface layer comprises cells having the first porous structure, and the second portion of the interface layer comprises cells having the second porous structure, and methods of making and using the membrane, are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Pall Corporation
    Inventors: I-Fan Wang, Richard Morris, Xuemei Liang
  • Patent number: 8828495
    Abstract: A method minimizes emissions while spraying a mixture of a resin composition and a polyisocyanate onto a surface. The resin composition has a hydroxyl content of at least 400 mg KOH/g and includes a blowing agent that is a liquid under pressure, a first polyol, at least one additional polyol other than the first polyol, and optionally a catalyst, surfactant, and water. The mixture is sprayed onto the surface to form a polyurethane foam having a closed cell content of at least 90 percent. The mixture is also sprayed through a spray nozzle at a spray angle corresponding to a control spray angle of from 15 to 125 degrees measured at a pressure of from 10 to 40 psi using water as a standard. The step of spraying produces less than 50 parts of the polyisocyanate per one billion parts of air according to OSHA Method 47.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventor: Joseph Ogonowski
  • Patent number: 8802192
    Abstract: A coating method of the invention is characterized by using particles each being an aggregate comprising particles far smaller than that, and heating them at a temperature lower than the melting point and blowing and depositing the same to an object to be treated at a supersonic velocity. The warm spray of the invention is characterized in that standard particles and addition particles with a particle diameter larger than that are mixed so that the K-value determined by the following relation is 1 or more and 2 or less: K=A×(B/C)×D, A: mass % of the content of additive particles, B: center particle diameter of standard particle (?m), C: center particle diameter of additive particle (?m), D: (maximum particle diameter?minimum particle diameter) of additive particle/10 (?m). The invention intends to deposit micro oxide crystals without using an adhesive or the like, with no alteration to the function thereof, and also attain a dense layer with no substantial voids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: National Institute for Materials Science
    Inventors: Jin Kawakita, Seiji Kuroda
  • Publication number: 20140199517
    Abstract: A method for forming a friction coating construction which utilizes the providing of a mixture of molten metal material with abrasive particles dispersed therethroughout in particulant form which is sprayed onto a flexible substrate which is of a metallic material being preferably ductile which is then allowed to harden and cool to allow the molten metal to affix the flexible support layer with respect to the metal material and with respect to the abrasive particles dispersed therethroughout thereby providing an enhanced friction control surface which can optionally include an adhesive layer on the surface of the flexible substrate positioned oppositely from the abrasive particles to allow this layer to be affixed to any subsurface surface which needs enhanced control of the coefficient of friction thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventor: Charles R. Ligon
  • Publication number: 20140134345
    Abstract: A plating apparatus of performing a plating process by supplying a plating liquid onto a substrate includes a substrate holding/rotating device configured to hold and rotate the substrate; a discharging device configured to discharge the plating liquid toward the substrate; a plating liquid supplying device configured to supply the plating liquid to the discharging device; and a controller configured to control the discharging device and the plating liquid supplying device. Further, the discharging device includes a first nozzle having a discharge opening, and a second nozzle having a discharge opening configured to be positioned closer to a central portion of the substrate than the discharge opening of the first nozzle. Furthermore, the plating liquid supplying device is configured to set a temperature of the plating liquid supplied to the first nozzle to be higher than a temperature of the plating liquid supplied to the second nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Yuichiro Inatomi, Takashi Tanaka, Mitsuaki Iwashita
  • Publication number: 20140109756
    Abstract: A siliconized boron carbide composite material is made by infiltrating molten silicon metal into a porous mass including boron carbide. The porous mass contains little or no reactable carbon. The infiltration is designed and intended such that the infiltrant is substantially non-reactive with the constituents of the porous mass. The composite body so formed contains boron carbide and silicon metal, but substantially no silicon carbide formed in-situ from a reaction of the silicon metal with a carbon source. Such siliconized boron carbide composite materials have utility in armor applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventors: Michael K. Aghjanian, Allyn L. McCormick, Bradley N. Morgan, Anothony F. Liszkiesicz, JR., Jeffrey R. Ramberg, David W. McKenna
  • Publication number: 20140093657
    Abstract: A method is provided for joining a filler material to a substrate material. The method includes melting the filler material within a melting chamber of a crucible such that the filler material is molten. The crucible has an outlet fluidly connected to the melting chamber. The method also includes holding the filler material within the melting chamber of the crucible by applying a first pressure differential across the outlet of the crucible, and releasing the filler material from the melting chamber of the crucible by applying a second pressure differential across the outlet of the crucible to deliver the filler material to a target site of the substrate material. The second pressure differential has a different value than the first pressure differential.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Qi Zhao, Robert John Zabala, Laurent Cretegny, Jeffrey Jon Schoonover, Mark Kevin Meyer, Keith Anthony Lauria, William R. Catlin
  • Patent number: 8663734
    Abstract: A process for preparing water-absorbing polymer particles by spraying a liquid below the product bed surface by means of at least one spray nozzle in a mixer with moving mixing tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Holger Barthel, Martin Wendker, Reiner Witt, Jeff Vogt
  • Patent number: 8663733
    Abstract: A process for preparing water-absorbing polymer particles by spraying a liquid onto water-absorbing polymer particles by means of at least one thermally insulated and/or trace-heated spray nozzle in a mixer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Holger Barthel, Martin Wendker, Reiner Witt, Karin Flore
  • Publication number: 20140057129
    Abstract: A thermal barrier coating having a reduced high temperature thermal conductivity includes group II germanate constructs. This thermal barrier coating may be applied directly to a substrate, applied to a bond-coated substrate, and/or incorporated into a protective coating including one or more other thermal barrier coating layers. The thermal barrier coating provides improved thermal protection properties over current industry standards and materials considered for thermal protection applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: Thermatin Industries, LLC
    Inventor: James CASSUTO
  • Patent number: 8642132
    Abstract: A method of depositing a carbon particle-containing film that contains carbon particles includes: manufacturing film deposition slurry by mixing liquid into film deposition powder that contains carbon powder formed of the carbon particles; and depositing the carbon particle-containing film by spraying the film deposition slurry to a surface of a base material so that the liquid is vaporized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Noritaka Miyamoto, Yoshihiko Tsuzuki, Tomoko Kozaki
  • Publication number: 20140017413
    Abstract: A surface treatment device that ejects a combination of precursor substances as a directed flow of surface treatment particles. Planar objects are conveyed along a defined plane through the particle flow, a region on the surface of the planar object that the particle flow hits forming a region of direct impact. The device comprises directing means for directing the particle flow to travel along the surface of the planar object in an extended impact region outside the region of direct impact; and flow control means for controlling the extent of the extended impact region which may include a vortex flow. The exposure of the treated surface with the particle flow increases and the probability of the desired surface treatment processes to take place increases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: BENEQ OY
    Inventor: Anssi Hovinen
  • Publication number: 20130302525
    Abstract: A plating apparatus includes a substrate holding/rotating device that holds/rotates a substrate; and a plating liquid supplying device that supplies a plating liquid onto the substrate. The plating liquid supplying device includes a supply tank that stores the plating liquid; a discharge nozzle that discharges the plating liquid onto the substrate; and a plating liquid supplying line through which the plating liquid of the supply tank is supplied into the discharge nozzle. Further, a first heating device is provided at either one of the supply tank and the plating liquid supplying line of the plating liquid supplying device, and heats the plating liquid to a first temperature. Furthermore, a second heating device is provided at the plating liquid supplying line between the first heating device and the discharge nozzle, and heats the plating liquid to a second temperature equal to or higher than the first temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Takashi Tanaka, Yusuke Saito, Mitsuaki Iwashita, Takayuki Toshima
  • Publication number: 20130287960
    Abstract: Exemplary pressurization and coating systems, methods, and apparatuses are described herein. In certain embodiments, pressurization systems, methods, and apparatuses are used in conjunction with coating systems, methods, and apparatuses to control pressure about a substrate after a coating material is applied to a surface of the substrate. An exemplary system includes a die tool configured to apply a coating material to a substrate passing through the die tool and a pressurization apparatus attached to the die tool and forming a pressurization chamber. The pressurization apparatus is configured to receive the substrate from the die tool and control pressure about the substrate in the pressurization chamber. In certain embodiments, the die tool forms a coating chamber and is configured to apply the coating material on at least one surface of the substrate in the coating chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Gordon L. King, Don A. Patterson, Kendall W. Prince, Subramanian Easwaran Iyer
  • Publication number: 20130276668
    Abstract: The present invention is related to processes for the preparation of asphalt compositions including a step of adding an organosilane composition, including one or more quaternary organosilane compounds, to an asphalt binder to provide a stable foamed asphalt binder composition. The foamed asphalt binder composition can be mixed with, sprayed onto, or otherwise coated substantially over the outer surface on an aggregate to provide an asphalt composition suitable for a variety of paving applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Mikhil Ranka, Moulik Ranka
  • Publication number: 20130260044
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a golf ball with a deposited layer is disclosed. The deposited layer is not produced by a molding process, such as injection molding or compression molding. Instead, the deposition process is produced by another process, such as thermal spraying. The deposited layer may include partially fused particulate material. The deposited layer may be added to a golf ball design as one or more supplemental layers. The deposited layer may also be provided in a golf ball design as a substitute for one or more layers. A golf ball may further include a combination of one or more supplemental deposited layers and one or more substituted deposited layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: NIKE, INC.
    Inventors: Seisuke Tomita, Arthur Molinari, Takahisa Ono, Michael Wallans
  • Publication number: 20130248744
    Abstract: A method is described for manufacturing a solenoid valve, in particular a fuel injector, the solenoid valve having a valve needle which is movably guided in the axial direction, a magnet core and an armature which is situated axially diametrically opposed to the magnet core, the armature being situated on the valve needle, the armature having a first base material and a first reinforcing element and the magnet core having a second base material and a second reinforcing element. The method has one method step. The first reinforcing element is applied to the first base material and/or the second reinforcing element is applied to the second base material during the method step with the aid of molten bath spraying or with the aid of cold gas spraying.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Juergen GRANER, Martin MAIER, Anselm BERG
  • Patent number: 8409669
    Abstract: A method and system for the spray application of epoxy materials is provided. The system includes a dual walled tank structure as a reservoir for containing and preheating the epoxy materials in preparation for mixing and spray application. Each component of the epoxy material is preheated before the components are mixed. After preheating, the components are then mixed together and spray applied. The method and system of the present invention provides a high quality spray applied epoxy coating while reducing equipment down time and cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Inventors: Danny R. Warren, David Allan Smith
  • Patent number: 8393728
    Abstract: Provided are an aqueous ink-jet ink and a method for forming an ink-jet image enabling to decrease bleed occurrence during high-speed printing and to realize highly detailed image quality. An aqueous ink-jet ink characterized by containing water, a pigment, an organic or inorganic amine salt, and a water-soluble resin having a higher pKa than an acid component formed by dissociation of the amine salt in an ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Masashi Ikeda, Hirotaka Iijima, Hisashi Mori
  • Patent number: 8377512
    Abstract: An armor system and method involves providing a core material and a stream of atomized coating material that comprises a liquid fraction and a solid fraction. An initial layer is deposited on the core material by positioning the core material in the stream of atomized coating material wherein the solid fraction of the stream of atomized coating material is less than the liquid fraction of the stream of atomized coating material on a weight basis. An outer layer is then deposited on the initial layer by positioning the core material in the stream of atomized coating material wherein the solid fraction of the stream of atomized coating material is greater than the liquid fraction of the stream of atomized coating material on a weight basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC
    Inventors: Henry S. Chu, Thomas M. Lillo, Kevin M. McHugh
  • Publication number: 20130025561
    Abstract: A piston including a piston crown, the piston crown having a combustion surface that further defines a combustion bowl rim area and a bowl root area. A thermal spray coating is applied to the bowl rim and/or the bowl root area of the piston to increase the resistance of the piston to thermal mechanical fatigue. The thermal spray coating may be metal or alloy based and may be applied using any suitable process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventors: Dieter Gabriel, Wolfgang Rein, Thomas Stong, David Domanchuk, Thomas J. Smith
  • Patent number: 8361559
    Abstract: A method for making a magnesium-based composite material includes mixing nanoscale reinforcements with a melted magnesium-based material to obtain a pre-mixture. The pre-mixture is agitated by an ultrasonic process to obtain a mixture. The mixture is sprayed to a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kam-Shau Chan, Cheng-Shi Chen, Kuo-Jung Chung, Qing-Chun Du, Wen-Zhen Li
  • Publication number: 20130017336
    Abstract: An apparatus for spraying an oil, such as an MSDS exempt vegetable oil, onto a material handling surface to impede material from adhering to the surface. The apparatus comprises a platform comprising an elevated section configured to support a human operator, and spray equipment comprising a container for containing the oil, a hydraulic pump fluidly coupled to the container, and a spray wand and hose fluidly coupled to the pump. The spray equipment is mounted on the platform and configured to enable an operator to operate the spray wand from the elevated section of the platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventor: John Bandura
  • Patent number: 8347810
    Abstract: A protective member (14) and a nozzle assembly (11) incorporating the protective member (14) are provided. The protective member (14) is for use with a nozzle (12) having a strand guide passageway (18) for receiving a strand (16) of material. Protective member (14) comprises a body (60) configured to be received in the strand guide passageway (18) of the nozzle (12). The body (60) of the protective member (14) has a passageway (63) for the strand (16) and is disposed between the strand guide passageway (18) and the moving strand (16). The body (60) of the protective member (14) is composed, at least in part, of a material having a wear resistance sufficient to resist wear caused by the strand (16) being guided thereby. Alternatively, a portion of the body (60) may be coated with a material having a wear resistance sufficient to resist wear caused by the strand (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Joel E. Saine, Paul Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8349396
    Abstract: A method and system for depositing multiple materials onto a substrate is described. The method broadly comprises the steps of providing a source of a first powder material to be deposited, providing a source of a second powder material to be deposited, and sequentially depositing the first powder material and the second powder material onto the substrate at a velocity sufficient to deposit the materials by plastically deforming the materials without metallurgically transforming the particles of powder forming the materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew DeBiccari, Jeffrey D. Haynes
  • Publication number: 20120295095
    Abstract: A flame retardant polymeric foam material and its manufacturing method are provided. The flame retardant polymeric foam material comprises a polymeric foam, and an organic flame retardant coating on the surface of the polymeric foam which is obtained by spraying, coating or by impregnating after the organic flame retardant melts. The present invention selects those types of flame retardants which are very effective in improving the flame retardancy of the polymeric foams; especially those effective for extruded polystyrene foams, and provides a simple and feasible approach to obtain polymeric foams with excellent flame retardant property. The methods can effectively increase the amount of the flame retardants added without affecting foaminess of the foam products and reducing strength or insulation properties of polymeric foams. Different flame retardancy requirements can be satisfied by simply varying the amount of the flame retardants coated on the polymeric foam surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventor: Yajun Sheng
  • Patent number: 8298617
    Abstract: Process for preparing a cross-linked rubber article comprising the steps of: a) applying a sulfur-containing composition to the surface of a pre-shaped peroxide-containing cross-linkable rubber article to provide a sulfur-coated article, and b) cross-linking the rubber by heating the sulfur-coated article, optionally in the presence of air, at a temperature in the range of 80 to 300° C. to obtain the cross-linked rubber article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel N.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Gerhardus Bernardus Bouwmeester, Robert Alex De Gunst, Haimo Tonnaer
  • Patent number: 8252384
    Abstract: In a method particles in a thermal spraying process are entrained by a carrier gas stream and deposited on a component to be coated. The particles are dispersed in a liquid or solid additive before being introduced into a supply line which issues into the thermal spraying apparatus, the additive, after leaving the supply line, being transferred into the gaseous state in the carrier gas stream. A liquid additive evaporates or a solid additive is sublimated, whereby the particles in the carrier gas stream are separated. The dispersal of the particles in the additive simplifies an exact metering and prevents the particles from forming lumps, so that improved layers can be deposited by virtue of an improved homogeneity of the carrier gas stream. As the additive has been transferred into the gaseous state, it is not deposited in the layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jens Dahl Jensen, Jens Klingemann, Ursus Krüger, Daniel Körtvelyessy, Volkmar Lüthen, Ralph Reiche, Oliver Stier