Solid Particles Or Atomized Liquid Applied Patents (Class 427/475)
  • Patent number: 10315219
    Abstract: A method for producing a panel is disclosed. The method includes the step of applying steam on a dry powder layer on a core. Thereafter heat and pressure are applied to the powder layer in order to bond the powder together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: VALINGE INNOVATION AB
    Inventor: Jan Jacobsson
  • Patent number: 10280314
    Abstract: Methods and systems for coating metal substrates are provided. The methods and systems include a powder coating composition comprising a polymeric binder and an application package. The application package includes at least one antistatic component and at least one post-blended component. Use of the application package reduces back ionization and faraday cage effects during electrostatic application. The described methods provide coatings with optimal surface smoothness and edge coverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: The Sherwin-Williams Company
    Inventors: Thomas Reno, Robert Breitzman
  • Patent number: 9808828
    Abstract: An electrostatic painting method includes steps of: attaching a grounded clip to an insulating workpiece; spraying water-based paint to the workpiece while moving a paint gun from a position where the painting has started in a predetermined direction to form a first band-like painting film; spraying the water-based paint to the workpiece while moving the paint gun to thereby form a second band-like painting film, in which the second band-like painting film is formed in parallel to the first painting film, and a part of the second band-like painting film overlaps the first painting film. An amount of overlap between the first and second painting films is within a range previously determined based on an influence on the water-based paint sprayed when the second painting film is formed that causes the water-based paint sprayed to be attracted to the grounded first painting film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsuo Nabeshima, Kazuki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9724728
    Abstract: In a first coating step, low electrical conductivity is imparted to a coating surface 21 of a non-electrically conductive coating object 20 and a first paint film is formed by applying a charged first paint to the coating surface 21 with free ions being suppressed. In a second coating step, a second paint film is formed by applying a negatively-charged second paint to a surface of the first paint film with free ions being suppressed, before the first paint film dries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: TAIKISHA LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshinobu Tamura
  • Patent number: 9555134
    Abstract: Nanoparticles for use as magnetic resonance imaging contrast agents are described. The nanoparticles are made up of a polymeric support and a manganese-oxo or manganses-iron-oxo cluster having magnetic properties suitable of a contrast agent. The manganese-oxo clusters may be Mn-12 clusters, which have known characteristics of a single molecule magnet. The polymer support may form a core particle which is coated by the clusters, or the clusters may be dispersed within the polymeric agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Georgetown University
    Inventors: Sarah Stoll, Julie Mertzman, Edward Van Keuren, Christopher Albanese, Stanley Fricke
  • Patent number: 9032905
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for coating a substrate using one or more liquid raw materials, includes: at least one atomizer for atomizing the one or more liquid raw materials into droplets, charging means for electrically charging the droplets during or after the atomization and a deposition chamber in which the droplets are deposited on the substrate, the deposition chamber being provided with one or more electric fields for guiding the electrically charged droplets on the substrate. According to the invention there is a charging chamber arranged upstream of the deposition chamber and provided with charging means for electrically charging the droplets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: BENEQ OY
    Inventors: Sami Kauppinen, Markku Rajala
  • Publication number: 20150118408
    Abstract: A wet coating method is described, which includes the following steps. A film coating is applied to at least one surface of a substrate using a wet process. A plasma-assisted filling treatment is performed on the film coating to crystallize the film coating into a film. The plasma-assisted filling treatment includes using a filling coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: NATIONAL CHENG KUNG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Chau-Nan HONG, Chun-Chia YEH, Hsiang-En HSU, Ke-Fong LI, Cyun-Jhe YAN, Chung-Sheng CHIANG, Yu-Ling CHENG
  • Publication number: 20150064359
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a ferroelectric thin film on a lower electrode by electrostatically spraying a ferroelectric thin film-forming electrostatic spray solution so as to coat the electrostatic spray solution on the lower electrode and form a coated film, drying, calcining, and then firing the coated film so as to crystallize the coated film. In this method, the electrostatic spray solution is a mixed solution in which a ferroelectric thin film-forming sol-gel solution and powder having the same composition as the solid content of the sol-gel solution and having a particle diameter that can be ejected from the spout are uniformly mixed, and, when the metallic compound-converted mass of a metallic compound dissolved in the sol-gel solution is represented by A and the mass of the powder is represented by B, a ratio of B with respect to (A+B) is in a range of 5% to 40%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Shintaro Iida, Hideaki Sakurai
  • Patent number: 8962096
    Abstract: A method for coating a substrate includes impacting a substrate with a plurality of particles such that the particles adhere to the substrate, bonding the particles to the substrate to form an overlayer, and crosslinking the particles in the overlayer to coat the substrate with a crosslinked polymer coating. The particles comprise a polyphenyl polymer. An article includes a substrate and a crosslinked polymer coating bonded to the substrate. The crosslinked polymer coating is a product of crosslinking polyphenylene sulfide, polyphenylsulfone, self-reinforced polyphenylene, or a combination thereof on a surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Jiaxiang Ren, David Gerrard
  • Publication number: 20150017420
    Abstract: In one aspect, methods of coating a surface with carbon are described herein. In some implementations, a method of coating a surface with carbon comprises electrically charging carbon particles; directing the charged carbon particles toward an electrically charged surface; and contacting the charged carbon particles with the electrically charged surface. In some implementations, the method further comprises forming a coating of physisorbed carbon particles on the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Jeffrey H. Hunt, Wayne R. Howe, Angela W. Li
  • Publication number: 20150017432
    Abstract: The invention provides articles and methods for making such articles including a substrate coated on at least one region thereof with a layer of nanocomposites nano-cellulose materials and nanoparticles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: Yissum Research Development Company of the Herbrew University of Jerasalem Ltd.
    Inventors: Oded Shoseyov, Yossef Paltiel, Shira Yochelis, Sigal Baruch-Sharon, Yuval Nevo
  • Publication number: 20150004326
    Abstract: A method for making ion conducting films includes the use of primary inorganic chemicals, which are preferably water soluble; formulating the solution with appropriate solvent, preferably deionized water; and spray depositing the solid electrolyte matrix on a heated substrate, preferably at 100 to 400° C. using a spray deposition system. In the case of lithium, the deposition step is then followed by lithiation or addition of lithium, then thermal processing, at temperatures preferably ranging between 100 and 500° C., to obtain a high lithium ion conducting inorganic solid state electrolyte. The method may be used for other ionic conductors to make electrolytes for various applications. The electrolyte may be incorporated into a lithium ion battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Isaiah O. Oladeji
  • Patent number: 8900672
    Abstract: A method of applying indicia to an item having a textured surface is disclosed herein, the method including the steps of: applying a textured paint to an exterior surface of the item; and applying the indicia to the exterior surface by an offset printing process. Also disclosed herein is a fluid filter having: a housing having an exterior surface; a textured paint applied to the exterior surface; and indicia applied to the textured paint, wherein the indicia is applied by an offset printing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Fram Group IP LLC
    Inventor: Gary Joseph Osterfeld
  • Patent number: 8895112
    Abstract: A method for edge sealing a fiber-reinforced component formed from a carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastic or duroplastic plastic material includes electrostatic coating of at least one section of an edge of the component with a thermoplastic powder so as to form a powder coating; and fusing and cross-linking the powder coating in a furnace so as to create a smooth edge seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Guenter Doehle, Klaus Edelmann, Hans-Juergen Weber
  • Patent number: 8889231
    Abstract: A coating film is formed on a surface of a coating object by adhering a coating powder to the coating object by spraying the coating powder from an electrostatic gun together with a compressed gas. A voltage not smaller than 80 kV but not larger than 100 kV is applied between the electrostatic gun and the coating object. Moreover, a current flowed between the electrostatic gun and the coating object is set to be not smaller than 10 ?A but not larger than 20 ?A. Further, a pressure of the compressed gas for spraying the coating powder is set to be not smaller than 3 kgf/cm2 but not larger than 6 kgf/cm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Naofumi Kosugi, Yasushi Yui
  • Patent number: 8883264
    Abstract: Methods for powder coating that include applying a powder coating composition to a substrate via an electrostatic gun. The powder coating composition includes a mixture of two or more materials having different densities, such as a mixture of aerogel particles and fluoropolymer-containing particles. The electrostatic gun can have a high-voltage generator that generates a negative polarity voltage between about 0 KV and about 100 KV during application of the powder coating composition, and the electrostatic gun can have a round spray nozzle. Methods of making fuser members using such powder coating methods, fuser members prepared by such methods, and methods of preparing low gloss images using such fuser members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Suxia Yang, Qi Zhang, Edward G Zwartz, Yu Qi, Gordon Sisler, David Charles Irving
  • Patent number: 8877297
    Abstract: A deposition method is provided to enable fine particles having a relatively large particle diameter, for example, a diameter larger than 0.5 ?m, to be stably deposited on a substrate. The fine particles with insulating surface are placed in an airtight container, and a carrier gas is introduced into the container, triboelectrically charging the fine particles and generating an aerosol of the fine particles. The fine particles are charged by friction with the inner surface of a transfer tubing connected to the container, and the aerosol is conveyed via such tubing to a deposition chamber that is maintained at a pressure lower than that in the airtight container. The charged fine particles are deposited on a substrate placed in the deposition chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Fuchita Nanotechnology Ltd.
    Inventors: Eiji Fuchita, Eiji Tokizaki, Eiichi Ozawa
  • Publication number: 20140308456
    Abstract: An apparatus for the controlled deposition of particles onto a film or a substrate, including: a frame arranged to support a film or a substrate having first and second surfaces facing in first and second opposite directions, respectively; a nozzle arranged to emit a stream of particles charged with a first polarity toward the first surface; and an electrode: charged with a second polarity, opposite the first polarity, and located adjacent the second surface; and arranged to attract the stream of particles to a region of the first surface. A line orthogonal to the first surface passes through the region and the electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Yu Guan, Francisco Kole
  • Patent number: 8859116
    Abstract: A multi-layer coating for protection of metals and alloys against oxidation at high temperatures is provided. The invention utilizes a multi-layer ceramic coating on metals or alloys for increased oxidation-resistance, comprising at least two layers, wherein the first layer (3) and the second layer (4) both comprise an oxide, and wherein the first layer (3) has a tracer diffusion coefficient for cations Mm+, where M is the scale forming element of the alloy, and the second layer (4) has a tracer diffusion coefficient for oxygen ions O2? satisfying the following formula: ? ln ? ? p ? ( O 2 ) in ln ? ? p ? ( O 2 ) ex ? ( D O + m 2 ? D M ) ? ? ? ln ? ? p ? ( O 2 ) < 5 · 10 - 13 ? ? cm 2 / s wherein p(O2)in, p(O2)ex, DM and DO are as defined herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Technical University of Denmark
    Inventors: Peter Vang Hendriksen, Lars Mikkelsen, Peter Halvor Larsen, Soeren Linderoth, Mogens Mogensen
  • Publication number: 20140302244
    Abstract: A method for forming a uniform film layer structure, including providing a phosphorous powder and a first surface of an object, wherein the phosphorous powder has a plurality of phosphorous particles, at least a portion of a surface of each of the phosphorous particles is covered with an adhesive material, and the first surface does not contact the phosphorous powder; and adsorbing the phosphorous powder to the first surface of the object by using an electrostatic adsorption method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: ACHROLUX INC.
    Inventors: Peiching Ling, DeZhong Liu
  • Patent number: 8846158
    Abstract: A method of depositing particles onto a substrate utilizes a liquid dispersant into which the particles are introduced prior to spraying upon the surface. The ratio of the particles to the dispersant, as well as the volume of the dispersant, may be used to control the density of the particles that result on the substrate after spraying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: NanoMech, Inc.
    Inventor: Webping Jiang
  • Patent number: 8828497
    Abstract: A method for providing a metallic coat covering a surface is disclosed, which comprises: (i) applying an electrically conductive two component binder on said surface; (ii) electrostatic spraying a metal powder on the binder applied in step (i); wherein the metal powder comprises metal particles with an average diameter less than 80 micron.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: De Heller Design B.V.
    Inventors: Robert Alexander Jonker, Arnoldus G. W. Van Andel
  • Patent number: 8808809
    Abstract: A method for applying hot melt adhesive powder onto a sole or shoe part includes the steps of applying a cleaning agent, irradiating, applying a conductive liquid which has a conductivity at least 100 times higher than purified water which has a conductivity of 5.5·10?6 S/m, spraying hot melt adhesive powder; and heating. The method can save energy, reduce the working space, reduce the labor intensity and improve the working environment by continuously carrying out the spraying and the melting operation of the hot melt adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Orisol Asia Ltd.
    Inventors: Jakov Makover, Bar Cochva Mardix, Yaacov Sadeh
  • Publication number: 20140220231
    Abstract: The invention relates to a coating method for coating a component surface (4) with a coating agent, in particular for painting a motor vehicle body component with a paint, having the following steps: • emitting a spray jet (1) of the coating agent onto the component surface (4) of the component to be coated by means of an atomizer (2), said spray jet (1) having a main axis (5) and having an asymmetry with respect to the main axis (5) such that the spray jet (1) generates a spray pattern with a corresponding asymmetry on the component surface (4), and • at least partially compensating for the asymmetry of the spray jet (1) such that the asymmetry of the resulting spray pattern on the component surface (4) is reduced. The invention further relates to a corresponding coating device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Dürr Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Fischer, Ralph Glaser, Carmen Goltz
  • Patent number: 8795762
    Abstract: This disclosure describes the application of a supplemental corona source to provide surface charge on submicrometer particles to enhance collection efficiency and micro-structural density during electrostatic collection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: John L. Fulton, George S. Deverman, Dean W. Matson, Clement R. Yonker, C. Douglas Taylor, James B. McClain, Joseph M. Crowley
  • Publication number: 20140209837
    Abstract: According to an example, methods for forming three-dimensional (3-D) nano-particle assemblies include depositing SES elements onto respective tips of nano-fingers, in which the nano-fingers are arranged in sufficiently close proximities to each other to enable the tips of groups of adjacent ones of the nano-fingers to come into sufficiently close proximities to each other to enable the SES elements on the tips to be bonded together when the nano-fingers are partially collapsed. The methods also include causing the nano-fingers to partially collapse toward adjacent ones of the nano-fingers to cause a plurality of SES elements on respective groups of the nano-fingers to be in relatively close proximities to each other and form respective clusters of SES elements, introducing additional particles that are to attach onto the clusters of SES elements, and causing the clusters of SES elements to detach from the nano-fingers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Steven J. Barcelo, Zhiyong Li, Ansoon Kim, Zhang-Lin Zhou, Gary Gibson
  • Patent number: 8790755
    Abstract: Provided is an adhering method which comprises spray-coating an adherend with a powder adhesive and then using the adherend, thereby enabling the formation of an automobile interior part having good heat tolerance and high adhesion strength. The adhering method to be used for forming an automobile interior part involves a step for spray-coating an adherend (4) with a powder adhesive (6) with the use of an electrostatic powder spray gun (5). If necessary, the adhering method may further involve a step for inciting the powder adhesive, which has been spray-coated on the adherend, by heating with an infrared heater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Sunstar Engineering Inc.
    Inventors: Takefumi Murai, Yoshimi Shibata
  • Patent number: 8771802
    Abstract: An object fabricating apparatus is comprised of at least one charged powder cloud generating system, at least one electrode proximate to the powder cloud generating system and comprising at least one shaped slot, and a voltage supply in communication with each electrode to electrostatically modulate the flow of charged powder to a conductive substrate electrically biased to provide an electrostatic attraction of the charged powder to the substrate. An object fabricating method is also disclosed that uses the object fabricating apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Xactiv, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan A. Hays, James Mason, Peter J. Mason
  • Patent number: 8758863
    Abstract: Methods for creating coatings composed of a single material or a composite of multiple materials, beginning with ESC to deposit the base layer and then using other methods for the binding step beyond CVI. Also, for certain materials and applications, some pre-processing or pre-treatment of the coating materials is necessary prior to deposition in order to achieve a satisfactory coating. This application discloses methods for pre-deposition treatment of materials prior to ESC deposition. It also discloses methods for post-processing that provide additional functionality or performance characteristics of the coating. Finally, this application discloses certain apparatus and equipment for accomplishing the methods described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignees: The Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas, NanoMech, Inc.
    Inventors: Ajay P. Malshe, Wenping Jiang, Justin B. Lowrey
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140141266
    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 then 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: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: ALPHAGEN MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Matthew Merchant
  • Patent number: 8722154
    Abstract: A method of electrostatic spraying of a polymer surface involves oxidation and treating the oxidized surface with a polyamine and an electroconductivity modifying agent which contains a mono-carboxylic acid of from one to 12 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventors: Sheng Li, Wojciech Stanislaw Gutowski, Wei Dong Yang, Andrew Simon Hastings, Mark Edward Spicer, Con Filippou
  • Publication number: 20140121298
    Abstract: Methods for powder coating that include applying a powder coating composition to a substrate via an electrostatic gun. The powder coating composition includes a mixture of two or more materials having different densities, such as a mixture of aerogel particles and fluoropolymer-containing particles. The electrostatic gun can have a high-voltage generator that generates a negative polarity voltage between about 0 KV and about 100 KV during application of the powder coating composition, and the electrostatic gun can have a round spray nozzle. Methods of making fuser members using such powder coating methods, fuser members prepared by such methods, and methods of preparing low gloss images using such fuser members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Suxia Yang, Qi Zhang, Edward G. Zwartz, Yu Qi, Gordon Sisler, David Charles Irving
  • Patent number: 8709858
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for decreasing or increasing the band gap shift in the production of photovoltaic devices by means of coating a substrate with a formulation containing a silicon compound, e.g., in the production of a solar cell comprising a step in which a substrate is coated with a liquid-silane formulation, the invention being characterized in that the formulation also contains at least one germanium compound. The invention further relates to the method for producing such a photovoltaic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Bernhard Stuetzel, Wolfgang Fahrner
  • Publication number: 20140099448
    Abstract: A device and method for electrostatic powder coating include: obtaining continuously a working fluid constituted by air deprived of undesirable substances; supplying the working fluid, between 0.5 bar and 10 bar, in a container containing an amount of coating powder; extracting from the container; a first flow made up of working fluid and powder; atomizing the first flow with working fluid at a pressure of between 0.5 bar and 10 bar; supplying working fluid at a pressure of between 0.5 bar and 10 bar to create a second transport flow made up of working fluid and atomized powder; charging the second flow electrostatically under pressure; and sending the second electrostatically charged flow of working fluid and atomized powder onto a substrate, at a temperature of between ?15° C. and +45° C., and a device and method for electrostatic painting including heating/cooling temperature adjustment of the painting mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: EUROSIDER S.A.S. di Milli Ottavio & C.
    Inventor: Ottavio MILLI
  • Publication number: 20140060842
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for making up fracturing fluid with coated proppant. The method applies opposed electrical charges to the proppant and its coating to create a uniform coating without extensive mechanical mixing, and additionally, the method applies opposed electrical charges to the coated proppant and fracturing fluid to enhance mixing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth Gregory Neal, Philip D. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 8663747
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a coated panel. The process can comprise providing a panel of a desired dimension or cutting a panel to a desired dimension. In some embodiments a panel can be provided with joining functionality. A surface of the panel can be coated with a powder and the powder cured to thereby treat a surface of the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Pergo (Europe) AB
    Inventors: Magnus Quist, Peter Miller, Jan Ericsson
  • Patent number: 8658256
    Abstract: Methods include applying an electric charge to a coating material that includes carbon nanotubes and a carrier, such as paint, and depositing the electrically charged coating material to a substrate. In some methods, the applying includes utilizing an electrostatic sprayer. In some methods, the substrate is isolated from ground during the depositing. In some methods, the substrate is an insulator. Some methods result in regions of carbon nanotubes that are substantially longitudinally aligned after the depositing. Coated substrates may include a coating with carbon nanotubes that are substantially longitudinally aligned. Aircraft, spacecraft, land vehicles, marine vehicles, wind turbines, and apparatuses that may be susceptible to lightning strikes or other types of electromagnetic effects and that include a coated substrate also are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Shahnaz Shokri, Quynhgiao N. Le, Christopher Broadbent, Alexandra Elena Corona, Terrell Diane Riley
  • 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: 8647712
    Abstract: The present teachings describe a process that includes obtaining a composition of particles comprising fluorine containing particles and aerogel particles. The composition is mixed at a resonant frequency of a mixing system containing the composition. The composition is powder coated onto a substrate and cured to form a release layer on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Carolyn P. Moorlag, Qi Zhang, Suxia Yang, Yu Qi, Brynn M. Dooley, Sandra J. Gardner
  • Patent number: 8632843
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and systems that control the application of a material onto micro-rough implant surfaces. Thus, the present invention provides method of applying crystalline nanoparticles onto the surface of an implant to produce an implant with a crystalline nanoparticle layer on its surface, the method comprising: providing an implant substrate body; applying crystalline nanoparticles onto the surface of the implant; and rotating the implant, to produce an implant with a crystalline nanoparticle layer on its surface. This method of nanoparticle application is designed to promote the integration of implants, such as dental and orthopedic screws, into living tissue, and offers the ability to control the thickness and uniformity of the nanoparticle layer, in one or several layers, while simultaneously retaining the microroughness of the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Promimic AB
    Inventors: Martin Andersson, Fredrik Currie, Per Kjellin
  • Patent number: 8609197
    Abstract: A glass container and related methods of manufacturing and coating glass containers. The container includes a hot end coating that is deposited on an exterior surface and that includes a metal oxide, and a dopant to reduce electrical resistivity of the exterior surface of the container. The container also includes an organic coating electrostatically applied to the exterior surface of the container. Preferably, the organic coating is applied at an ambient temperature and without having to use grounding pins, without having to heat the container, and without having to apply an additional conductive coating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc.
    Inventor: Michael P. Remington, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8609198
    Abstract: A method for producing a pharmaceutical dose form includes depositing a measured quantity of a first coating material on an external surface of the dose form in a patterned configuration. A measured quantity of a second coating material is deposited on the surface of the dose form in a patterned configuration in relationship to the first coating material. The first and second coating materials form a coating layer in overlying relationship with at least a portion of the external surface of the dose form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Iddys D. Figueroa, Enrique C. Abreu
  • Patent number: 8597735
    Abstract: Workpieces, which are conveyed by a conveying device along a conveying path, are heated by a heating and degreasing coil. Then, resin powder is downwardly sprayed from a nozzle of a coating device to each corresponding one of the workpieces, which are conveyed by the conveying device. The workpieces are thereafter heated by a heating and curing coil. At each of the heating coils, a dummy member, which is made of an electrically conductive material, is displaced from a retracted position to a forward position, which is located between the corresponding heating coil and a corresponding adjacent part of the conveying path of the conveying device, when an empty one of mount locations of the conveying device reaches the forward position of the dummy member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Asmo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiji Inoue, Makoto Oishi, Yuya Furukawa, Yoshihiro Ikebe
  • Patent number: 8580351
    Abstract: A method for producing a condenser for a thermal power plant is provided. First, the production method includes fitting a condenser tube in a carrier for a condenser tube bundle of the condenser. Then, the fitted condenser tube is coated with a hydrophobic coating. Coating the fitted condenser tube includes positioning a spray mechanism on the carrier, spraying on the hydrophobic coating using a spray mechanism, and moving the spray mechanism during spraying at a uniform rate. In another aspect, a device is provided. Also, a condenser is provided in an aspect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Detlef Haje, Tobias Jockenhoevel, Heinrich Zeininger
  • Patent number: 8568837
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Seisuke Tomita, Arthur Molinari, Takahisa Ono, Michael Wallans
  • Patent number: 8563078
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of fabricating a painted substrate (30) using powder paint (21). The substrate is electrically insulating. The method includes the following steps performed in succession: a) a treatment coating (10) is placed on a mold (1), the treatment coating (10) includes at least one preparation layer having a release agent (15, 15?) in contact with the mold (1); b) the treatment coating (10) is electrostatically covered with powder paint (21) in such a manner that the powder paint (21) is attracted towards the mold (1) and is held against the treatment coating (10); c) the powder paint (21) is transformed at least in part in order to obtain a layer (20) of powder paint (21); and d) the substrate (30) is prepared on the layer (20) of powder paint to form the painted substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Eurocopter
    Inventors: Claire Chairat, Olivier Burel, Jean-Marc Berthier
  • Patent number: 8551555
    Abstract: Biocompatible coatings for implantable medical devices are disclosed. Embodiments of the invention provide methods for coating an object with a biocompatible coating wherein the device is suspended using a flowing gas during the coating process. Embodiments of the invention provide tropoelastin coatings and methods of creating tropoelastin coatings for implantable medical devices. Optionally, the biocompatible coating can be a drug eluting coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: John Burghard, Carmen Campbell, Todd R. Younkin, Markus Kuhn, David Shykind, Jose Maiz
  • Patent number: 8551576
    Abstract: A method for controlling a coefficient of friction involves applying a magnetic force, an electro-magnetic force, and/or an electrostatic force to nanoparticles disposed on a surface. The method further involves controlling a rolling-to-sliding ratio of the nanoparticles on the surface by i) adjusting a value of the force applied to the nanoparticles, and/or ii) adjusting an orientation of the nanoparticles by adjusting a direction of the force applied to the nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignees: GM Global Technology Operations LLC, The Regents of The University of California
    Inventors: Gregory Mordukhovich, Jacob N. Israelachvili
  • Patent number: 8551577
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of applying particles to a coated backing. A first layer of particles is created over a second layer of particles on a support surface and the first layer of particles is different in at least one property from the second layer of particles. A coated backing is positioned above the first and second layer of particles. An electrostatic field is applied simultaneously to the first and second layer of particles such that the first layer of particles closer to the coated backing are preferentially attracted to the coated backing first before the second layer of particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Louis S. Moren, Brian G. Koethe, Ernest L. Thurber