Ingredients Supplied Separately Patents (Class 427/426)
  • Patent number: 10864747
    Abstract: The ink jet recording method using an ink jet recording apparatus including: a first ink and a second ink; and a recording head including a plurality of recording element substrates in which a first ejection orifice array for ejecting the first ink and a second ejection orifice array for ejecting the second ink are sequentially arranged in a predetermined direction, wherein the plurality of recording element substrates are arranged to be adjacent to each other in a predetermined direction, includes: a recording step of ejecting the ink from the recording head disposed so that an angle formed between the ejection orifice surface of the recording head and the direction of gravity is 0° or more to less than 90° to record an image on the recording medium, wherein a brightness of the first ink is lower than a brightness of the second ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kouhei Nakagawa, Minako Kawabe, Yoshihide Aikawa, Hideyuki Saito
  • Patent number: 10865318
    Abstract: Techniques and compositions for applying films to a variety of substrates, from water-borne coating compositions, are provided. The techniques involve providing desiccant and applying the desiccant with water-borne film-forming composition, in application to a substrate. The desiccant composition provides for take up of free water in of the film-forming composition, without total reliance on ambient conditions, to advantage. Compositions, methods, techniques and resulting constructions are described. The techniques can be applied in wet thick film applications, but are not limited to such applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Factor2, LLC
    Inventors: Frank Wickert, Ted Edward DeZurik
  • Patent number: 10554055
    Abstract: A battery system includes a battery unit and a controller. The battery unit has a plurality of battery modules, a plurality of first relays and a plurality of second relays. Each battery module has a plurality of unit cells that are connected in series. The plurality of first relays are connected between the same polarity terminals between the plurality of battery modules and configured to allow parallel connection between the plurality of battery modules upon being closed. The plurality of second relays are connected between different-polarity terminals of the plurality of battery modules and configured to allow series connection between the plurality of battery modules upon being closed. The controller of the battery system is configured to control the closed/open state of the plurality of first relays and the plurality of second relays based on a voltage deviation between the plurality of battery modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jong Seo Yoon
  • Patent number: 9975132
    Abstract: Techniques and compositions for applying films to a variety of substrates, from water-borne coating compositions, are provided. The techniques involve providing desiccant and applying the desiccant with water-borne film-forming composition, in application to a substrate. The desiccant composition provides for take up of free water in of the film-forming composition, without total reliance on ambient conditions, to advantage. Compositions, methods, techniques and resulting constructions are described. The techniques can be applied in wet thick film applications, but are not limited to such applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Factor2, LLC
    Inventors: Frank Wickert, Ted Edward DeZurik
  • Patent number: 9287591
    Abstract: To provide a battery pack that is less likely to be affected by vibrations, shocks and the like and has a stable characteristic, and an electric bicycle that uses the battery pack. A battery pack includes: a battery protective member having a first plate section and a second plate section which is integrally connected to both edge portions of a width direction of the first plate section and extends substantially in a direction perpendicular to both surfaces of the first plate section, wherein the flat batteries are placed on the first plate section; and a protective circuit board. A moistureproof film for the protective circuit board is formed using a plurality of film forming materials different in viscosity, hardness, and thixotropic properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: NEC Energy Devices, Ltd.
    Inventor: Toru Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9121169
    Abstract: Thermally-isolating veneer ties and anchoring systems employing the same are disclosed. A ceramic based thermally-isolating coating is applied to the veneer tie, which is interconnected with a sheetmetal surface-mounted wall anchor. The thermally-isolating ceramic coating is selected from a distinct grouping of materials, that are applied using a specific variety of methods, in one or more layers and cured and cross-linked to provide high-strength adhesion. The ceramic coating maintains a thermal expansion similar to that of the underlying wire formative to prevent cracking. The thermally-coated veneer ties provide an in-cavity thermal break that severs the thermal threads running throughout the cavity wall structure, reducing the U- and K-values of the anchoring system by thermally-isolating the metal components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Columbia Insurance Company
    Inventor: Ronald P. Hohmann, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9086277
    Abstract: A marking system may hold a container from which markers are dispensed to mark the presence or absence of an underground facility in a dig area. The container may identify a marker characteristic regarding the markers in the container. The marking system may receive activation of a trigger, dispense a marker from the container when the trigger is activated, and store the marker characteristic and time data when the trigger is activated. In other embodiments, the marking system may dispense a marker, determine location data and/or time data, and substantially simultaneously trigger the dispensing of the marker and logging of the location data and/or the time data. The location data identifies a geographic location where the marker is dispensed and the time data identifies the time when the marker is dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: CertusView Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Steven E. Nielsen, Curtis Chambers, Jeffrey Farr, Mark A. Conner, Rene A. Vazquez
  • Publication number: 20150140224
    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: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Harco Americas, Inc.
    Inventor: David H. Smith
  • 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: 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
  • 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: 9005694
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for providing organic, semi-organic, mineral, inorganic and hybrid thin layers and thin layers containing nanoparticles, by simultaneous or alternate spraying of solutions of reactive partners (that is polymer/polymer interacting by hydrogen bonding, polyelectrolyte/small oligo-ion, inorganic compounds, etc.) on the surface of a solid substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignees: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Universite de Strasbourg
    Inventors: Gabriela Popa, Gero Decher, Fouzia Boulmedais, Olivier Felix, Pierre Schaaf, Jean-Claude Voegel, Joseph Hemmerle, Peng Zhao
  • Publication number: 20150076422
    Abstract: In the method for producing a metal oxide film according to the present invention, a solution containing an alkyl metal is sprayed onto a substrate placed under non-vacuum. Further, when the solution is sprayed, a dopant solution containing a dopant including an inorganic compound is sprayed onto the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: TOSHIBA MITSUBISHI-ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Shirahata, Hiroyuki Orita, Takahiro Hiramatsu
  • 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: 20150064351
    Abstract: An apparatus including an air blower; a rotary airlock; a receptacle having an inner chamber supplied with a plurality of colorant particles; a water supply; and a mixing chamber. The air blower blows air into a bottom section of the rotary airlock, and the rotary airlock receives colorant particles from an output of the receptacle. A rotor shaft of the rotary airlock rotates to cause colorant particles to be transported to the bottom section of the rotary airlock. Air blown into the bottom section of the rotary airlock mixes with colorant particles transported into the bottom section of the rotary airlock to form an air and colorant particles mixture, which is blown out of a first output of the rotary airlock and combined with water to form a water, air, and colorant particles mixture, which is mixed with material in a mixing chamber. The material may be natural mulch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Mark N. Halper
  • Patent number: 8940356
    Abstract: A system and method for coating an expandable member of a medical device comprising a support structure to support the expandable member and a dispenser positioned with at least one outlet proximate a surface of an expandable member. A drive assembly establishes relative movement between the at least one outlet and the surface of the expandable member to apply fluid on the surface of the expandable member along a coating path. A guide maintains a substantially fixed distance between the at least one outlet and the surface of the expandable member during relative movement therebetween by displacing the expandable member relative to the at least one outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Victoria M. Gong, Stephen D. Pacetti, Anthony S. Andreacchi, Michael Leonard, Binh T. Nguyen, John Stankus, Dan Cox
  • Patent number: 8920867
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to self-supporting films for delivery of a therapeutic agent containing at least one hydrophobic polymer and at least one therapeutic agent. Methods of forming the self-supporting films are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Joshua Stopek, Garrett Ebersole, Amin Elachchabi, Daniel Broom
  • Patent number: 8889212
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of treating an article surface. The method includes removing a metal oxide surface from the metal substrate to expose a metal surface; and delivering particles including 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 includes 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: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: EnBio Limited
    Inventors: John Gerard O'Donoghue, Donncha Haverty
  • Patent number: 8821981
    Abstract: A method of forming a seal includes preparing a froth from a one component polyurethane precursor, applying the froth to a surface of an article, and simultaneously applying water with the froth, the froth curing to form a gasket having a density not greater than 350 kg/m3 bonded to the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Chaineux
    Inventors: Ahmet Comert, Georges Moineau, Dino Manfredi
  • Patent number: 8800890
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for creating a realistic granite or other pattern on a substrate, such as a sink, bath, or piece of furniture. The apparatus and method may use gelcoat to create a regular or irregular pattern. The apparatus may use pressurized air or gear pumps to pump paint from tanks to a spraying device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Woodcrafters Home Products, LLC
    Inventor: Abraham Tanus
  • Patent number: 8784943
    Abstract: A dry refractory mix and a method for apply the dry refractory mix to a surface. One aspect of the invention utilizes gunning mixes without cement. The dry refractory mix also may include a setting agent that is homogeneously blended with the refractory mix. In operation, when used with pneumatic systems, dry refractory material is fed into a hopper of a gunnite machine, introduced into an air flow, and conveyed by air through one or more hoses to a nozzle. A liquid binder is introduced into the air flow for mixing with the suspended dry refractory material at or before the nozzle. A fitting, such as a water ring with holes, may be used for injecting the binder into the air flow containing the dry refractory material. The mixed refractory/binder material is discharged through the nozzle for application to a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Reno Refractories, Inc.
    Inventors: James Benson, Robert Pattillo, Heidi Zinn
  • Patent number: 8747956
    Abstract: Processes, systems, and apparatuses are disclosed for forming products from atomized metals and alloys. A stream of molten alloy and/or a series of droplets of molten alloy are produced. The molten alloy is atomized to produce electrically-charged particles of the molten alloy by impinging electrons on the stream of molten alloy and/or the series of droplets of molten alloy. The electrically-charged molten alloy particles are accelerated with at least one of an electrostatic field and an electromagnetic field. The accelerating molten alloy particles are cooled to a temperature that is less than a solidus temperature of the molten alloy particles so that the molten alloy particles solidify while accelerating. The solid alloy particles are impacted onto a substrate and the impacting particles deform and metallurgically bond to the substrate to produce a solid alloy preform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: ATI Properties, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard L. Kennedy, Robin M. Forbes Jones
  • Patent number: 8715786
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods for producing fiber-reinforced building-material coatings in that building-material coating agents containing mineral binders, optionally fillers, and optionally additives, are sprayed by means of a spray nozzle to form a building-material coating agent stream and one or more fibers are introduced into the building-material coating agent stream, and the fiber-modified building-material coating agent stream thus obtained then strikes a substrate, characterized in that the building-material coating agents additionally contain one or more polymers based on ethylenically unsaturated monomers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Wacker Chemie AG
    Inventors: Klaus Bonin, Jürgen Bezler, Kurt Reitmajer
  • Patent number: 8697191
    Abstract: Described is a process for coating at least part of a surface of a support with a porous metal-organic framework comprising at least one at least bidentate organic compound coordinated to at least one metal ion, which process comprises the steps (a) spraying of the at least one part of the support surface with a first solution comprising the at least one metal ion; (b) spraying of the at least one part of the support surface with a second solution comprising the at least one at least bidentate organic compound, wherein step (b) is carried out before, after or simultaneously with step (a), to form a layer of the porous metal-organic framework.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Manuela Gaab, Andrea Weber, Milan Kostur, Ulrich Müller
  • Patent number: 8662410
    Abstract: The invention concerns a system and method for mixing various base colors of powder paint to create an application color of powder paint that is applied to an object, such as a vehicle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: Christopher M. Murphy
  • Patent number: 8652581
    Abstract: An apparatus for mixing a first material with a second material and then spraying the resultant material onto a surface. The second material is mixed with a gas before the being introduced to the first material. A static charge is created and deposited onto the resultant material to help align the resultant material particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Inventor: Matthew Merchant
  • Patent number: 8647720
    Abstract: A system for applying coatings and more specifically paint coatings is provided that combines fluid stored in separate reservoir containers prior to expelling the mixture for application. The reservoirs may be comprised of collapsible and disposable bags that eject its fluid upon activation of an actuator or expanding bladder. The fluid components are combined and blended together in a mixer that is positioned between the reservoirs and a nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: The Sherwin-Williams Company
    Inventors: Thomas J. Staunton, Gregory A. Brainard, Michael J. Brainard
  • Patent number: 8609182
    Abstract: Improved methods and apparatus for forming thin-film layers of chalcogenide on a substrate web. Solutions containing the reactants for the chalcogenide layer may be contained substantially to the front surface of the web, controlling the boundaries of the reaction and avoiding undesired deposition of chalcogenide upon the back side of the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Global Solar Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Britt, Scot Albright, Urs Schoop
  • Patent number: 8597716
    Abstract: Methods for increasing the fracture resistance of a polymer stent's drug-polymer coating and scaffolding including applying a coating and crimping using techniques that increase the resistance to fracture in the coating layer and scaffolding and scaffolding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Castro, Yunbing Wang
  • Patent number: 8597729
    Abstract: In a method and system for forming microbeads, a polymer solution includes particles and a polymer dissolved in a solvent. A stream of the polymer solution flows into a chamber. A focusing fluid contacts and focuses the polymer stream in the chamber. The focusing fluid and the focused polymer stream flow, as a single flow stream, out from the chamber. Pendant droplets detach from a leading end of the single flow stream to form the microbeads. The focusing fluid reacts with the polymer solution to form functional groups at a surface of the microbeads for binding with biorecognition molecules. In the system, a flow focusing apparatus includes a flow focusing body shaped to define the chamber. Microbeads formed according to the methods and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: FIO Corporation
    Inventors: Sebastien Fournier-Bidoz, Warren Che Wor Chan
  • Patent number: 8574171
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a coated medical device, such as a medical guide wire, including at least applying a first colored coating to at least a first portion of an outer surface of a medical guide wire, securing a first end of the medical guide wire, and for each a designated quantity of turns, turn a second end of the medical guide wire upon a longitudinal axis of the medical guide wire. The method of manufacturing also includes securing the second end of the medical guide wire, blocking at least a first portion of the coated surface of the medical guide wire, applying a second contrasting colored coating to at least a second, unblocked portion of the outer surface of the medical guide wire and releasing the first end and the second end of the medical guide wire to display at least one spiral marking formed along a length of the medical guide wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Innovatech, LLC
    Inventors: Bruce Nesbitt, Charles Berkelhamer
  • Publication number: 20130209688
    Abstract: A single-step, spray-applied, multi-layer liner seals the components and imparts structural integrity for lining a system component. The multi-layer liner includes an inner or first moisture barrier or skin layer, a foam layer and a second moisture barrier or skin layer. Where desired, a separate primer layer can be applied to wet surfaces and in order to form an enhanced bonding layer between the system component, typically a concrete or cement surface, and the first moisture barrier or skin layer. The first and second moisture barrier layers naturally form a skin on both sides of the internal foam layer. The combination of the foam layer and the two moisture barrier layers imparts structural strength and rigidity to the cured liner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventor: JAMES M. HUME
  • Patent number: 8501282
    Abstract: A system for applying coatings and more specifically paint coatings is provided that combines fluid stored in separate reservoir containers prior to expelling the mixture for application. The reservoirs may be comprised of collapsible and disposable bags that eject its fluid upon activation of an actuator or expanding bladder. The fluid components are combined and blended together in a mixer that is positioned between the reservoirs and a nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: The Sherwin-Williams Company
    Inventors: Thomas J. Staunton, Gregory A. Brainard, Michael J. Brainard
  • Publication number: 20130196084
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel process for synthesizing nanomaterials by mixing liquids in a quasi-2D microfluidic reactor. The invention also relates to the reactor for implementing this process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicants: UNIVERSITE DE STRASBOURG, CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
    Inventors: Gero Decher, Olivier Felix, Emek Seyrek, Rafael Szamocki, Gabriela Popa, Rita El-Khouri
  • Patent number: 8449946
    Abstract: A method of applying a urethane material to a vehicle substrate that includes the steps of: providing a vehicle substrate; and applying a urethane material to the vehicle substrate where the urethane material typically includes the reaction product of an A-side that includes an isocyanate and a B-side that typically includes a blown soy oil, at least one polyol at least partially derived from petroleum, and a cross-linker. A vehicle composite that typically includes the vehicle substrate and the urethane material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Tandem Polymers, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas M. Kurth, Richard A. Kurth, Robert B. Turner, Les P. Kreifels
  • Publication number: 20130129907
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for providing organic, semi-organic, mineral, inorganic and hybrid thin layers and thin layers containing nanoparticles, by simultaneous or alternate spraying of solutions of reactive partners (that is polymer/polymer interacting by hydrogen bonding, polyelectrolyte/small oligo-ion, inorganic compounds, etc.) on the surface of a solid substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicants: UNIVERSITE DE STRASBOURG, CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (CNRS)
    Inventors: Gabriela Popa, Gero Decher, Fouzia Boulmedais, Olivier Felix, Pierre Schaaf, Jean-Claude Voegel, Joseph Hemmerle, Peng Zhao
  • Publication number: 20130108796
    Abstract: An atomizer for coating, for example automobile bodies, add-on parts and/or truck cabs is provided. The atomizer may be configured to apply one multi-component coating agent and one single-component coating agent from one application element, or to apply two different multi-component coating agents from one application element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventors: Manfred Michelfelder, Bernhard Seiz, Frank Herre
  • Patent number: 8389063
    Abstract: A method for spray-creating a composite-material layer on the outside surface of a liquid container to defeat liquid leakage following a projectile penetration of the container. The method includes (a) defining a by-weight percentage blend of two penetration-reaction materials, where the contribution of one such material, an initially liquid and wet-sprayable, but subsequently curable-to-dry, high-elastomeric body-forming material, is larger than that of the other material, which takes the form of a population of dry, liquid-imbibing bead elements, (b) creating weight-percentage-differentiated, simultaneous sprays of these two materials for contact-blending, during spraying, into a composite spray en route in the air toward the region of a target liquid container, and (c) as a part of such creating, controlling the amount of en route, inter-material, contact blend time between the two materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: High Impact Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas S. Ohnstad, Russell A. Monk
  • Publication number: 20130029032
    Abstract: A deposition apparatus comprising one or more atomizers structurally integrated with a deposition head. The entire head may be replaceable, and prefilled with material. The deposition head may comprise multiple nozzles. Also an apparatus for three dimensional materials deposition comprising a tiltable deposition head attached to a non-tiltable atomizer. Also methods and apparatuses for depositing different materials either simultaneously or sequentially.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: OPTOMEC, INC.
    Inventor: Optomec, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20120288631
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a method for producing a coating layer of a coating composition comprising two or more components. The two or more components are mixed post atomization. This invention is further directed to a method for producing a layer of a coating composition comprising a first component and a second component on a substrate using the spray gun.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: E I Du Pont De Nemours and Company
    Inventor: John Charles Larson
  • Publication number: 20120282413
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a method for producing a coating layer of a coating composition by introducing a catalyst as a second component into an atomized stream of a first component of the coating composition. This invention is also directed to a spray gun for producing such coating layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventors: John Charles Larson, Robert John Barsotti, Laura Ann Lewin
  • Patent number: 8277869
    Abstract: Improved methods and apparatus for forming thin film buffer layers of chalcogenide on a substrate web through the chemical combination of a metal and chalcogen in solution form. The web and/or the solutions may be heated by one or a plurality of heating elements that may be disposed out of physical contact with the web, allowing enhanced control over the reaction speed through fine temperature control. One or more properties of the chalcogenide layer may be measured, and the temperature of the system may be adjusted in response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Global Solar Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Britt, Scot Albright, Urs Schoop
  • Patent number: 8241703
    Abstract: A composite structure formation method based on an aerosol deposition method by which an aerosol with brittle material fine particles dispersed in a gas is sprayed toward a substrate to form a structure made of the brittle material fine particles, the composite structure formation method includes: storing a plurality of controlled particles in a storage mechanism, the controlled particle being an assembly packed with a plurality of particles including the brittle material fine particles; supplying the controlled particles from the storage mechanism to an aerosolation mechanism; disaggregating the supplied controlled particles in the aerosolation mechanism to form an aerosol; and spraying the aerosol toward the substrate to form a composite structure having the structure and the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Toto Ltd.
    Inventors: Hironori Hatono, Masahiro Mizukane, Osamu Okamoto
  • Patent number: 8231927
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a coated medical device, such as a medical guide wire, including at least applying a first colored coating to at least a first portion of an outer surface of a medical guide wire, securing a first end of the medical guide wire, and for each a designated quantity of turns, turn a second end of the medical guide wire upon a longitudinal axis of the medical guide wire. The method of manufacturing also includes securing the second end of the medical guide wire, blocking at least a first portion of the coated surface of the medical guide wire, applying a second contrasting colored coating to at least a second, unblocked portion of the outer surface of the medical guide wire and releasing the first end and the second end of the medical guide wire to display at least one spiral marking formed along a length of the medical guide wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Innovatech, LLC
    Inventors: Bruce Nesbitt, Charles Berkelhamer
  • Patent number: 8206791
    Abstract: A process for coating a metallic surface of an aircraft. The process includes applying to the metallic surface a composition that polymerizes to form a polyurea having a tensile strength of more than 3500 psi and at least 700% elongation. The polyurea can be formed from an A-side and a B-side, where the weight percents of components for the A-side are: from about 30 to about 65 percent of polyisocyanate; from about 15 to about 70 percent of a polytetramethylene ether glycol; diluent, from 0 to about 20 percent; where the weight percents of components for the B-side are: from 35 to about 40 percent of one or more aromatic diamines; from about 20 to about 70 percent of one or more amine terminated polyether polyols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Texas Research International, Inc.
    Inventor: John W. Bulluck
  • Publication number: 20120141684
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a method for producing a coating layer of a coating composition comprising two or more components. The two or more components are mixed post atomization. This invention is also directed to a spray gun having a spray needle comprising two or more spray channels for producing such coating layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventors: John Charles Larson, Robert John Barsotti, Laura Ann Lewin
  • Publication number: 20120141683
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a method for producing a coating layer of a coating composition comprising two or more components. This invention is also directed to a spray gun having two or more spray channels for producing such coating layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: E.I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: John Charles Larson, Donald H. Brunk, Robert John Barsotti, Laura Ann Lewin
  • Patent number: 8192799
    Abstract: The invention relates to an improved design for a spray gun and application system for cold gas dynamic spraying of a metal, alloy, polymer, or mechanical mixtures thereof. The gun includes a rear housing comprising a powder inlet and a gas inlet, a front housing removably affixed to the rear housing and comprising an mixing cavity therein for mixing of the powder and gas and an exit therefrom, a nozzle holder having a bore disposed therethrough and removably affixed to the front housing, and a polymeric nozzle positioned within the nozzle holder, an interior taper of the nozzle holder bore complementing an exterior taper of the nozzle. The nozzle having an initially converging, subsequently diverging centrally disposed bore therein adapted to receive the mixed powder and gas from the mixing chamber and the nozzle holder including a cooling jacket which is thermally coupled to the nozzle adjacent the nozzle inlet and mechanically coupled downstream of the nozzle inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: ASB Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert Kay, Jeganathan Karthikeyan
  • Publication number: 20120114864
    Abstract: A color changer has a common feed passage that is connected to two or more inlet passages. The common feed passage can be reverse purged in a direction that is opposite a direction of powder flow through the common feed passage. A valve element seals a supply port that connects the inlet passage to the common feed passage to eliminate dead space and form a near bore line seal. The valve element is an elastic material that expands in response to applied compressed air inside the valve element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: NORDSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Terrence M. Fulkerson, Terry John Thompson, Jeffery Edward Dailidas, Kenneth A. Kreeger, Joseph G. Schroeder