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239699000 With impeller (e.g., vibrator) 15
239704000 With fluid entrainment 10
239690100 Induction charging 7
239708000 Pressurized spray material 6
239691000 With automatic safety feature 2
20100243767REFRIGERATOR - A refrigerator includes: a storage compartment that is separated and heat-insulated from another area; an atomization device having an electrode unit that sprays mist into the storage compartment; and a protection unit that improves safety of a user.09-30-2010
20090134249Electrostatic atomizer - An electrostatic atomizer includes an atomizing electrode, a water supply unit for supplying water to the atomizing electrode, a high voltage power circuit and a control unit. The high voltage power circuit applies a high voltage to the atomizing electrode to electrostatically atomizing water supplied to the atomizing electrode and to generate electrically charged water particles. The control unit controls the high voltage power circuit such that the voltage applied to the atomizing electrode is gradually increased at the time of starting the electrostatic atomizer. Further, the control unit may control the high voltage power circuit such that the voltage is increased to a target voltage in steps at the time of starting the electrostatic atomizer, and an increment of the voltage at each step is decreased as the voltage approaches the target voltage.05-28-2009
239692000 With electrogasdynamic generator in spray device 2
20130140384Hand-Held Coating Dispenser Device - A hand-held, electrostatically- and/or compressed gas-aided coating material dispensing device comprises a barrel and a handle extending downward from the barrel. The handle includes a module selected from modules having a number of different characteristics for coupling sources of coating material, compressed gas and/or electrical supply to the coating material dispensing device.06-06-2013
20090001199POWDER GUN DEFLECTOR - A system for dispensing pulverulent coating material comprises a source of pulverulent coating material, a source of compressed gas, a device for movably supporting a nozzle, the nozzle coupled to the source of pulverulent material and providing an opening through which the pulverulent material is dispensed, a deflector supported by the device and spaced from the opening to aid in shaping a cloud of dispensed coating material, and a source of high-magnitude electrostatic potential coupled to impart electrostatic potential to the dispensed pulverulent material. The deflector includes at least one first passageway extending with a radial component of the deflector and communicating with the source of compressed gas to direct gas with a radial component into the cloud of dispensed coating material.01-01-2009
239696000 Having plural exit openings 2
20090266924HIGH MASS THROUGHPUT PARTICLE GENERATION USING MULTIPLE NOZZLE SPRAYING - Spraying apparatus and methods that employ multiple nozzle structures for producing multiple sprays of particles, e.g., nanoparticles, for various applications, e.g., pharmaceuticals, are provided. For example, an electrospray dispensing device may include a plurality of nozzle structures, wherein each nozzle structure is separated from adjacent nozzle structures by an internozzle distance. Sprays of particles are established from the nozzle structures by creating a nonuniform electrical field between the nozzle structures and an electrode electrically isolated therefrom.10-29-2009
20110174902High Mass Throughput Particle Generation Using Multiple Nozzle Spraying - Spraying apparatus and methods that employ multiple nozzle structures for producing multiple sprays of particles, e.g., nanoparticles, for various applications, e.g., pharmaceuticals, are provided. For example, an electrospray dispensing device may include a plurality of nozzle structures, wherein each nozzle structure is separated from adjacent nozzle structures by an interozzle distance. Sprays of particles are established from the nozzle structures by creating a nonuniform electrical field between the nozzle structures and an electrode electrically isolated therefrom.07-21-2011
239694000 With cyclical movable support 1
20090108109Electrostatic Coating System - An electrostatic coating system includes a coating robot (04-30-2009
239697000 Fixed member deflects exiting material 1
20130112784Powder Gun Deflector - A system for dispensing pulverulent coating material comprises a source of pulverulent coating material, a source of compressed gas, a device for movably supporting a nozzle, the nozzle coupled to the source of pulverulent material and providing an opening through which the pulverulent material is dispensed, a deflector supported by the device and spaced from the opening to aid in shaping a cloud of dispensed coating material, and a source of high-magnitude electrostatic potential coupled to impart electrostatic potential to the dispensed pulverulent material. The deflector includes at least one first passageway extending with a radial component of the deflector and communicating with the source of compressed gas to direct gas with a radial component into the cloud of dispensed coating material.05-09-2013
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20100072309ELECTROSTATIC PAINT SPRAYING DEVICE - An electrostatic paint spraying device (03-25-2010
20090121050Electrostatic atomizer - An electrostatic atomizer equipped with an electrostatic atomization pole having superior migration-proof. The atomizer comprises the electrostatic atomization pole, a liquid supply mechanism that supplies the pole with liquid, and a power supply that supplies the pole with high voltage to electrostatically atomize the liquid held on the pole. A coating is formed on the surface of the pole, and the coating is formed of simple metal or alloy, which displays resistance to migration.05-14-2009
20100044475ELECTROSTATIC ATOMIZER - Disclosed is an electrostatic atomizer, which comprises a cooler adapted to cool an atomizing electrode so as to allow moisture in air to be frozen onto the atomizing electrode, a melter adapted to melt ice frozen on the atomizing electrode so as to supply water onto the atomizing electrode, a high-voltage applying section adapted to apply a high voltage to the atomizing electrode, and a control section adapted to activate the high-voltage applying section in a state after supplying water onto the atomizing electrode by melting the ice frozen thereon, so as to apply a high voltage to the atomizing electrode to electrostatically atomize the water supplied on the atomizing electrode. The electrostatic atomizer of the present invention can reliably supply water onto the atomizing electrode and electrostatically atomize the water, without restrictions due to temperature/humidity conditions in a mist-receiving space targeted for implementation of electrostatic atomization therewithin, even if the mist-receiving space has a low temperature and/or a low humidity.02-25-2010
20100044474ELECTROSTATIC ATOMISER - The present invention relates to (with reference to FIG. 02-25-2010
20100102148ELECTROSTATIC ATOMIZER - Disclosed is an electrostatic atomizer, which is capable of stably producing nanometer-sized mist droplets while using low withstand voltage circuit components and simplifying a circuit configuration. The electrostatic atomizer of the present invention is designed to stabilize an output voltage of a high-voltage generator by an output stabilizer during an operation of applying a high-voltage generator to a discharge electrode supplied with a liquid to be electrostatically atomized, so as to induce a discharge to electrostatically atomize the liquid. The high-voltage generator includes a self-oscillation type DC/DC converter having a transformer and a switching element, and the output stabilizer is operable to adjust a time period of an ON state of the switching element, based on a voltage induced in the control winding during the ON state of the switching element.04-29-2010
20100133366AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM WITH ELECTROSTATICALLY ATOMIZING FUNCTION - An air conditioning system with an electrostatically atomizing function includes an electrostatically atomizing unit and a ventilation duct which flows conditioned air. The electrostatically atomizing unit generates a mist of charged minute water particles. The electrostatically atomizing unit is provided with a discharge port which locates adjacent to an air outlet of the ventilation duct. The mist of the charged minute water particles flows into an airflow which is sent from the ventilation duct. The mist of the charged minute water particles effectively spreads to the space by the air flow without dissipating inside the ventilation duct.06-03-2010
20130161423ELECTROSTATIC ATOMIZATION SYSTEM FOR VEHICLE - An electrostatic atomization system for a vehicle includes an electrostatic atomization device that generates and emits charged micro-particle water from an emission port, a vehicle interior introduction port arranged in an instrument panel in a vehicle interior, and a communication duct that connects the emission port and the vehicle interior introduction port to emit the charged micro-particle water from the vehicle interior introduction port to the vehicle interior. The communication duct includes a first curved portion, which is arranged between the emission port and the vehicle interior introduction port and curved downward in a lower position than the vehicle interior introduction port, and a second curved portion, which is arranged between the first curved portion and the emission port and curved upward in an upper position than the first curved portion.06-27-2013
20090206185Electrostatic Atomizer - An electrostatic atomizer comprising a discharge electrode, a counter electrode, a cooling source, a high voltage power supply and a voltage detector. The cooling source cools the discharge electrode to form thereon dew as water. The power supply applies high voltage for discharge across the electrodes. The detector detects voltage between the electrodes. The power supply includes a control device and a voltage stabilizing device that are opposite to each other in temperature characteristic. The control device operates to pick up the voltage detected with the detector via the voltage stabilizing device, and to adjust the high voltage applied across the electrodes through feedback control so that the voltage corresponds to specified discharge voltage.08-20-2009
20110006139ELECTROSTATIC ATOMIZING DEVICE - The electrostatic atomizing device includes a discharge electrode and an opposed electrode provided with an aperture. The opposed electrode has its inner surface opposed to the discharge electrode. The inner surface is a recessed surface which surrounds a tip of the discharge electrode. The inner surface has at least one part shaped into a spherical surface which is centered on the tip of the discharge electrode and has a constant radius. The opposed electrode is provided with a cylindrical electrode extending from a periphery of the aperture away from the discharge electrode.01-13-2011
20090045270ELECTROSTATIC LUBRICANT DISPENSING SYSTEM - A lubricant dispensing system is provided. The dispensing system includes a lubricant supply, a lubricant dispensing nozzle and a control panel. The dispensing nozzle includes a nozzle body with a fluid passageway therein which is in fluid communication with the lubricant supply, an electrode assembly for electrostatically charging lubricant in the fluid passageway and at least one discharge orifice through which electrostatically charged lubricant can be discharged. The discharge orifice is defined by at least one spray needle having a first end in fluid communication with the fluid passageway and a second end that extends outward of the nozzle body. The control panel directs the flow of lubricant from the lubricant supply to the lubricant dispensing nozzle and controls the electric power supplied to the electrode assembly.02-19-2009
20110101134ELECTROSTATIC ATOMIZING APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE - The present invention provides an electrostatic atomizing apparatus for a vehicle that is mounted in a vehicle and purifies a vehicle interior, having: an electrostatic atomizer comprising an electrode that generates an electric field when high voltage is applied thereto in a state where water is being supplied, to thereby turn the water into charged corpuscle water in the form of mist which is charged in either plus or minus, a water supply unit that supplies water to the electrode, and an emission outlet that emits the charged corpuscle water into the vehicle interior; and a potential holding unit that is installed in an on-vehicle component which a passenger contacts, and is used for holding a potential of the on-vehicle component at a potential at which the charged corpuscle water is continuously attracted to and absorbed by the passenger in contact with the on-vehicle component.05-05-2011
20090145986Lead screw locking device - A cartridge for an electrohydrodynamic spraying device and a spraying device incorporating the cartridge, where the cartridge includes a locking mechanism. The cartridge is disposable, and can contain therapeutic or other fluid products. The fluid is delivered from the cartridge by a shaft-mounted piston, while the locking mechanism can be selectively engaged with the shaft such that in the engaged position, the locking mechanism prevents the piston from advancing by inhibiting movement of the shaft. When the locking mechanism is disengaged from the shaft, the shaft and piston are free to move, such as in response to a power source in the spraying device. The selective engagement between the locking mechanism and the shaft during periods of inoperability of the spray device prevents the buildup of fluid pressure in the cartridge that otherwise could blurt out upon subsequent operation.06-11-2009
20110192920ELECTROSTATIC ATOMIZATION DEVICE FOR VEHICLE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT - An in-vehicle compartment electrostatic atomization device (A) for use in the passenger compartment of a vehicle. The in-vehicle compartment electrostatic atomization device (A) includes water supply unit (08-11-2011
20090261186ELECTROSTATIC ATOMIZING FUEL INJECTOR USING CARBON NANOTUBES - Use of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in a charge injector to assist in atomizing fuel for engine applications. A CNT charging unit is positioned in front of a fuel injector. A voltage is applied on a CNT coated mesh to charge the fuel stream when it passes. Then the charged stream goes through a grounded metal cage. The fuel is thereby electrostatically charged causing repulsive forces on surfaces of liquid in the fuel resulting in the liquid splitting into droplets.10-22-2009
20110121110METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR APPLYING ELECTRICAL CHARGE THROUGH A FLUID WITH A SINUSOIDAL WAVEFORM HAVING AT STEP DISCONTINUITY - An apparatus and method are provided, wherein the apparatus includes an electrode and a control circuit. The electrode lacks a corresponding return electrode of opposite polarity on the apparatus. The control circuit is electrically coupled to the electrode and configured to generate and apply to the electrode a voltage having a sinusoidal waveform having at least one step on an edge of the waveform, wherein each step comprises a local peak. The apparatus is arranged to generate an alternating electric field between the electrode and a surface or volume of space in response to the applied voltage.05-26-2011
20090272827ELECTROSTATICALLY ATOMIZING DEVICE - An emitter electrode is cooled by a cooler to generate condensed water which is charged by a high voltage applied between the emitter electrode and an opposed electrode and is discharged as a mist of charged minute water particles. A controller is provided to vary a temperature drop to a predetermined minimum temperature in dependence of an environmental temperature detected by a temperature sensor. The temperature drop is made variable in proportion to the environmental temperature. Accordingly, a sufficient amount of water can be condensed on the emitter electrode simply by controlling the cooling of the emitter electrode without relying upon an environmental humidity.11-05-2009
20090289132ELECTROSTATICALLY ATOMIZING DEVICE AND ELECTROSTATICALLY ATOMIZING SYSTEM - A high voltage is applied between an emitter electrode in an atomizing barrel and an opposed electrode supported to the atomizing barrel to electrostatically atomize a liquid supplied to the emitter electrode into a mist of charged minute particles. A silencer duct is attached to the front end of the atomizing barrel for reducing noises developed when generating the mist of the charged minute particles. Accordingly, the silencer duct can absorb the noises developed around the emitter electrode and the opposed electrode at immediately downstream thereof for effectively reducing the noises.11-26-2009
20080265067Replaceable Reservoir10-30-2008
20090179092Electrostatic atomizer for use in a motor vehicle - An electrostatic atomizer, for use in a motor vehicle, includes a discharge electrode, a water supply unit for cooling the discharge electrode to generate water condensed on the discharge electrode, and a high voltage applying unit for applying a high voltage to the water on the discharge electrode to electrostatically atomize the water. The electrostatic atomizer is arranged in a ceiling of the motor vehicle. The electrostatic atomizer further includes an ejection portion provided in the ceiling of the motor vehicle for ejecting electrically-charged water particles generated by electrostatic atomization and an ejection direction changing unit provided in the ejection portion for changing an ejection direction of the electrically-charged water particles.07-16-2009
20090184186ELECTROSTATICALLY ATOMIZING DEVICE - An electrostatic atomizing device for ejecting a mist of charged minute particles includes metal ion elution means for eluting sterilizing metal ions into a liquid to be electrostatically atomized. The metal ions are taken up by the charged minute particles, and are ejected into an environment space together with the charged minute particles, thereby eliciting a sterilizing effect. The elution amount of the metal ions is regulated by varying the voltage applied between two kinds of metal bodies.07-23-2009
20120067986ELECTROSTATICALLY ATOMIZING DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An electrostatically atomizing device in this invention comprises thermoelectric elements being different in type from each other and an emitter electrode being configured to cause the electrostatically atomization. The emitter electrode is provided with a mounting member for mounting the thermoelectric elements different in type from each other. The mounting member is provided with the electrical conductive path between the thermoelectric elements. Consequently, it is possible to achieve the downsizing of the device and the saving energy of the device while keeping the cooling performance of creating the condensation water on the emitter electrode.03-22-2012
20090072056FLUID SPRAYING DEVICE AND FLUID SPRAYING NOZZLE - A fluid spraying nozzle may include a flexible spray tube, and a guide which is disposed so as to surround the outside of said spray tube in the diametral direction. The ring-shaped tube side magnet may be provided on the spray tube. A ring-shaped guide side magnet may be provided on the guide. A polarity of an outer peripheral side of the tube side magnet and a polarity of an inner peripheral side of the guide side magnet may have the same polarity.03-19-2009
20090256012MULTIPLE CHARGING ELECTRODE - A device for dispensing coating material includes at least two electrodes for coupling to at least one high-magnitude potential supply so that the at least two electrodes are maintained substantially at two different high-magnitude potentials so that an electric field exists between the at least two electrodes. At least one of the at least two electrodes includes a passageway extending therethrough to provide a flow of compressed gas through the at least one of the at least two electrodes.10-15-2009
20090277980METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DOSING AND APPLYING LIQUID REAGENT - The invention relates to a method and a device for dosing and applying reagent fluid from a dosing head onto a surface in which the reagent fluid (11-12-2009
20100187337ELECTROSTATIC SPRAY ASSEMBLY - An electrostatic spraying assembly including a housing and a plurality of elongated electrode elements supported within the housing each defining a respective fluid passageway. An electrode header connectable to a high voltage source is supported within the housing in spaced relation to the electrode elements for charging the electrodes to an electrical potential by induction, and in turn, charging liquid directed through the passageways. The electrode header and a resilient valve element supported thereon are movable between retracted and closing positions for controlling the flow of fluid through the electrode passageways for discharge into an electrical field generated by an induction element supported in spaced relation to the discharge ends of the electrode elements.07-29-2010
20100187338ELECTROSTATICALLY ATOMIZING DEVICE - An electrostatically atomizing device comprises an emitter electrode, an opposed electrode, a water supply means, a high voltage source, and a silencer. The opposed electrode is disposed in an opposed relation to the emitter electrode. The water supply means is configured to supply water to the emitter electrode. The high voltage source is configured to apply voltage between the emitter electrode and the opposed electrode in order to electrostatically atomize the water on the emitter electrode, thereby generating a mist. The silencer includes a sound absorbing duct being formed into tubular shape to have an axial bore. The axial bore is formed at its one axial end with an inlet in communication with the opening, and is formed at the other axial end with an outlet for flowing the mist out through the axial bore. The sound absorbing duct is attached to the opposed electrode such that the inlet is kept in communication with the opening. The sound absorbing duct has an inner circumferential surface. The inner circumferential surface includes a sound absorbing surface. The sound absorbing surface is located between the opposed electrode and the outlet. Entire area of the sound absorbing surface is uncovered.07-29-2010
20090078800ELECTROSTATIC ATOMIZER AND HOT AIR BLOWER HAVING THE SAME - There is provided an electrostatic atomizer that electrostatically atomizes a liquid supplied to a discharge electrode by electric discharge caused by an electric field formed in response to voltage application to the discharge electrode. The electrostatic atomizer has a high-voltage generation circuit that generates a pulse voltage to be applied to the discharge electrode, and the high-voltage generation circuit includes a high-voltage control circuit that converts an input AC signal to a pulse signal, and an igniter that steps up the pulse signal obtained by the high-voltage control circuit to a voltage value of the pulse voltage to be applied to the discharge electrode.03-26-2009
20090314861Fluid ejection using multiple voltage pulses and removable modules - Fluid ejection using multiple voltage pulses and removable well modules is provided. Ejection of an electrically conductive fluid is accomplished by the application of two or more high voltage pulses. The high voltage pulses are applied across a conducting nozzle for transporting the fluid and a grounded conducting ring positioned below the nozzle. Ejected fluid droplets fall through the center of the conducting ring and onto a substrate. The presence and approximate size of the ejected droplets can be sensed and used for feedback for the high voltage pulses. The conductive fluids are stored in well modules that are not permanently attached to a well plate. Each removable well module includes a conducting nozzle and can include valves and a memory chip. Control circuits are also provided to independently control the high voltage pulses applied to the individual well modules.12-24-2009
20100243765Electrostatic Atomization Device - An electrostatic atomization device that electrostatically atomizes condensed water and emits atomized water. The electrostatic atomization device includes a discharge electrode. A water supplier unit includes a cooling unit coupled to the discharge electrode to cool the discharge electrode and a heat radiation unit coupled to the cooling unit to emit heat when the cooling unit performs cooling. The cooling unit cools air and produces condensed water on the discharge electrode. A controller includes electronic components mounted on a circuit board. A casing accommodates the discharge electrode, the water supplier unit, and the controller. First electronic components each of which temperature is increased by a predetermined value or greater are arranged in a heat radiation unit side region of the circuit board.09-30-2010
20100243766OXIDATION AND REDUCTION FINE PARTICLES GENERATOR - An oxidation and reduction fine particles generator includes an atomization electrode, a water feeder for supplying water to the atomization electrode and a high voltage generator, and also includes a switch device and a controller. The switch device changes an operation mode to an oxidation mode or a reduction mode. The controller generates negatively charged fine water particles including radicals through electrostatic atomization by applying a high voltage to water supplied to the atomization electrode in the oxidation mode. The controller also inactivates and activates the water feeder and the high voltage generator, respectively to generate reduction fine particles from the atomization electrode by dry discharge in the reduction mode.09-30-2010
20120138714Electrospray Delivery Device - An electro-spray delivery device for delivering a stream of charged micro-droplets of a conductive fluid, and which a capillary tube having a proximal end in fluid communication with a source of conductive fluid and a distal end opposite the proximal end. The device also includes a solid guide wire coaxially disposed at least partially within the capillary tube to form an annular passage therein, and which has a distal tip projecting beyond the distal end of the capillary tube. At least one of the capillary tube and guide wire is conductive and in electrical communication with a high-voltage source to electrically charge the conductive fluid flowing through the annular passage and wetting the distal tip of the guide wire. The electrospray delivery device further includes a grounding electrode that is located a predetermined distance from the distal tip of the guide wire and which is in electrical communication with a source of ground. A voltage differential between the charged fluid and the grounding electrode draws the charged fluid away from the distal end of the capillary tube to form a cone jet about the end face of the distal tip discharging a stream of charged micro-droplets.06-07-2012
20100001105HUMIDIFICATION SYSTEM - This invention relates to a humidification system for delivering atomized water to an object. In a humidification system of the invention for delivering humidified air to an object, the object is efficiently humidified. A humidification system (01-07-2010
20100059608ELECTROSTATIC SPRAYING DEVICE - An electrostatic spraying device (03-11-2010
20110000986Electrospray Pneumatic Nebuliser Ionisation Source - This invention provides a method of combining an array-type nanospray ionisation source comprising a set of externally wetted proud features and a contact electrode with a pneumatic nebuliser acting to enhance the flux of sprayed ions. Methods of fabricating a substrate combining a set of proud features with analyte delivery and gas flow channels in silicon-based materials are described.01-06-2011
20110240772ELECTROSTATIC ATOMIZER - An electrostatic atomizer equipped with an electrostatic atomization pole having superior migration-proof. The atomizer comprises the electrostatic atomization pole, a liquid supply mechanism that supplies the pole with liquid, and a power supply that supplies the pole with high voltage to electrostatically atomize the liquid held on the pole. A coating is formed on the surface of the pole, and the coating is formed of simple metal or alloy, which displays resistance to migration.10-06-2011
20110031335ELECTROSTATICALLY ATOMIZING DEVICE - An electrostatically atomizing device in this invention comprises an emitter electrode, cooling means, and a high voltage source. The emitter electrode has a rode and a discharge head which is formed at one axial end of the rod. The cooling means is coupled in a heat transfer relation to one axial end of the rod away from the discharge head in order to cool the emitter electrode for condensation of water thereon from within a surrounding air. The high voltage source is configured to apply a high voltage to the emitter electrode for electrostatically atomizing the water on the discharge head. The emitter electrode includes a flange which is provided at a juncture between the discharge head and the rod to extend radially outwardly of the discharge head and the rod over an entire circumference of the discharge head. The discharge head is tapered to have an outwardly bulged side contour.02-10-2011
20110210192ELECTROSTATIC SPRAY SYSTEM - A system, in certain embodiments, includes a spray device including a frame having a receptacle configured to receive a self-contained spray can. The spray device further includes a first conductive element configured to contact the self-contained spray can, and a first electrical conductor extending between the first conductive element and an earth ground such that a first electrical potential of the self-contained spray can is substantially equal to a second electrical potential of the earth ground while the self-contained spray can is in contact with the first conductive element. The spray device also includes a corona-charging electrode positioned adjacent to a spray nozzle of the self-contained spray can. The corona-charging electrode is configured to emit a stream of ions toward the self-contained spray can such that a spray of fluid from the spray nozzle passes through the stream of ions and becomes electrostatically charged.09-01-2011
20110073685BLOWING DEVICE INCLUDING AN ELECTROSTATIC ATOMIZER - A blowing device includes an air flow path with an outlet from which to inject an air stream, and an electrostatic atomizer, arranged outside the air flow path, for generating charged water particles by electrostatic atomization. The charged water particles generated in the electrostatic atomizer are supplied into the air flow path through a communication path. A honeycomb filter containing active carbon is arranged within the communication path.03-31-2011
20110073686Electrostatic atomizer for use in a motor vehicle - An electrostatic atomizer includes a discharge electrode; a high-voltage applying unit for applying a high voltage to the discharge electrode; a water supply unit for supplying water to the discharge electrode; an outlet through which charged water particles and ozone generated by electrostatic atomization during application of the high voltage to the discharge electrode are fed into a vehicle room; a distance measuring unit for measuring the distance between the outlet and a human body; and a control unit for controlling the high-voltage applying unit and the water supply unit to thereby control a discharge current of the discharge electrode. The control unit changes the discharge current in response to a detection signal of the distance measuring unit to make the discharge current supplied when the human body exits closer to the outlet smaller than when the human body exits far away from the outlet.03-31-2011
20090261185Spraying apparatus - A spraying apparatus includes: a tank that stores a fluid; a spraying unit that is disposed at a lower portion of the tank, is connected to the tank through a flow path, and sprays the fluid that flows from the tank through the flow path by a weight of the fluid; a flow-path opening/closing unit that is disposed on the flow path between the tank and the spraying unit, and opens and closes the flow path; and an electrolyzing unit that is disposed between the flow-path opening/closing unit and the spraying unit, and electrolyzes at least a portion of the fluid. The fluid electrolyzed by the electrolyzing unit is supplied to the spraying unit by an opening and closing of the flow-path opening/closing unit.10-22-2009
20090032625ELECTROSTATIC COATING DEVICE - An atomizer including an air motor and a rotary atomizing head, mounted in a front side of a housing member, while a high voltage generator applying a high voltage to paint through the air motor is mounted in a rear side of the housing member. A cover member is fitted on the housing member to cover an outer surface of the housing member. Opposite axial ends of the cover member are fitted on and attached to opposite axial ends of the housing member so as to leave an annular gap space between the cover member and the housing member. The annular gap space keeps almost entire radially confront areas of the cover member and the housing member, preventing high voltage electrostatic charges on the outer surfaces of the cover member from leaking through the housing member.02-05-2009
20110133004SKIN TREATMENT SPRAY NOZZLE SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATIC SPRAY GANTRY - A spray nozzle system for skin treatments includes separate air outlets moving over the skin surface to deliver one or more streams of supplemental air for the purpose of warming or drying the skin surface to improve efficacy and comfort of the spraying experience. The drying air from the auxiliary ports may be applied while spray is emitted from the nozzle to increase the spray cloud temperature, or may be applied before or after the spray application, with the spray turned off, to warm or dry the skin. A heating source is provided to warm the air directed through one or more heated air ports. In the case of air-atomizing nozzles, the heated air is delivered through low pressure ports separately from the air emitted through the nozzle's higher pressure atomizing and pattern shaping orifices to minimize the expansion cooling effect inherent with the spray nozzle ports. In another implementation, the airflow is redirected from the nozzle jets to one or more of the supplemental ports using a control valve which proportions the amount of airflow directed to the main atomizer air jets, the pattern shaping air jets and the supplemental air for drying the skin.06-09-2011
20110089268HAIR BUILDING SOLIDS DISPENSER - The invention provides a hair building solids dispenser for storing and dispensing hair building solids comprising first electrostatic charge controller adapted for altering and/or maintaining an electrostatic charge on a surface of at least some of said solids contained within, and/or as dispensed from, said dispenser, wherein at least a substantial portion of the exterior surface of the dispenser comprises substantially electrically non-conductive material, the first electrostatic charge controller being an electrically conductive material for providing an electrical connection between the inside and outside of the dispenser.04-21-2011
20110259980ELECTROSTATIC ATOMIZING APPARATUS FOR USE IN VEHICLE - An electrostatic atomizing apparatus is used in a vehicle having an air conditioning system equipped with an air duct for delivering air into a passenger compartment, comprising a discharge electrode, an opposite electrode opposed to the discharge electrode, a cooler for cooling the discharge electrode, a high voltage power source for applying a high voltage between the discharge electrode and the opposite electrode so as to electrostatically atomize the condensed water deposited on the predetermined portion of the discharge electrode into mist, and a mist introducing pipe that introduces the mist into the air duct.10-27-2011
20100025505ELECTROSTATIC ATOMIZER - Disclosed is an electrostatic atomizer, which comprises a high-voltage applying section adapted to apply a high voltage between an atomizing electrode and a counter electrode so as to electrostatically atomize water supplied onto the atomizing electrode, wherein the high-voltage applying section is operable to set an absolute value of a voltage to be applied to the atomizing electrode smaller than an absolute value of a voltage to be applied to the counter electrode. This allows a physical object, such as an article stored in a mist-receiving space or an inner wall of a structural member defining the mist-receiving space to become less likely to be electrostatically charged, and makes it possible to avoid causing a problem about discomfort due to discharge of static charges when a user touches the physical object.02-04-2010
20120006915ELECTROSTATIC ATOMIZATION APPARATUS - An electrostatic atomization apparatus (01-12-2012
20120006916ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY FOR AN ELECTROSTATIC ATOMIZER - Various exemplary illustrations of an electrode assembly for an electrostatic atomizer, for example for a rotation atomizer, and exemplary methods of making and/or using the same, are disclosed. An exemplary electrode assembly may include an electrode holder arrangement for holding at least one electrode creating an electrostatic field about a symmetrical axis, wherein there is a dielectric material for influencing a discharge current component extending in the direction of the symmetrical axis.01-12-2012
20100276523HAND-HELD COATING DISPENSER DEVICE - A hand-held, electrostatically- and/or compressed gas-aided coating material dispensing device comprises a barrel and a handle extending downward from the barrel. The handle includes a module selected from modules having a number of different characteristics for coupling sources of coating material, compressed gas and/or electrical supply to the coating material dispensing device.11-04-2010
20120153055ELECTROSTATIC ATOMIZATION DEVICE - An electrostatic atomization device provided with a transformer including primary and secondary coils. A switching element is connected in series to the primary coil. A switching element drive circuit provides the switching element with a pulse signal to perform a switching operation and generate high voltage from the secondary coil. A discharge unit including a discharge electrode performs electrostatic atomization on liquid supplied to the discharge electrode to generate charged fine liquid droplets when high voltage generated by the secondary coil is applied to the discharge electrode. The switching element drive circuit generates a pulse signal having an oscillation frequency set so that the transformer has drooping characteristics that prevent air discharge from occurring between the discharge electrode and ground even when load on the discharge unit varies and prevents the generation of ozone having a predetermined concentration or greater when the liquid undergoes electrostatic atomization.06-21-2012
20090134248Electrostatic atomizer and coolant-circulating equipment including same - An electrostatic atomizer includes an atomizing electrode to which a high voltage is applied to atomize water held on the atomizing electrode so as to generate charged water particles; and a cooling unit for producing water, to be supplied to the atomizing electrode, through condensation. The cooling unit is made using a cooling part of a cooling cycle which circulates a coolant between a heat-radiating part and the cooling part. A coolant-circulating equipment incorporating the electrostatic atomizer therein includes a condensation space in which the atomizing electrode is disposed to produce condensate water; a cooling space in which the cooling section of the cooling cycle is disposed to produce cold air; and a partition wall for separating the condensation space from the cooling space.05-28-2009
20120160940ELECTROSTATIC ATOMIZATION DEVICE - An electrostatic atomization device that prevents the cooling capability from being lowered due to contact of an atomization electrode with another ember, while effectively preventing surplus production of condensed water that would destabilize discharging at the distal end of the atomization electrode. the electrostatic atomization device includes an atomization electrode having a cylindrical electrode body and a base which is informed at a basal end of the electrode body and has a larger diameter than the electrode from the base to produce condensed water on the atomization electrode. Voltage is applied to the atomization electrode when the condensed water is produced to generate charged fine water droplets. A partition plate includes an insertion hole that receives the electrode body of the atomization electrode. The partition plate and the base of the atomization electrode form a water collection region in between.06-28-2012
20120160941SHOWERHEAD ELECTRODES - A silicon-based showerhead electrode is provided that can include a backside, a frontside, and a plurality of showerhead passages extending from the backside of the silicon-based showerhead electrode to the frontside of the silicon-based showerhead electrode. The silicon-based showerhead electrode can comprise single crystal silicon. The silicon-based showerhead electrode may further include a plurality of partial recesses formed within the single crystal silicon along the backside of the silicon-based showerhead electrode. The plurality of partial recesses can leave a thickness of single crystal silicon between each of the partial recesses and the frontside of the silicon-based showerhead electrode.06-28-2012
20120175440DISCHARGE DEVICE WITH ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELD - A discharge device comprises: a discharge electrode; an electrically insulating portion including an atomization room accommodating the discharge electrode; a water supplier configured to supply water to a surface of the discharge electrode; a high voltage supply configured to apply a high voltage to the discharge electrode to atomize the supplied water as charged water fine particles from a tip portion of the discharge electrode; and an electromagnetic shield provided at least around the atomization room, the electromagnetic shield having an opening to discharge the charged water fine particles.07-12-2012
20120175439ELECTROSTATIC ATOMIZATION DEVICE - An electrostatic atomization device having a simple structure and allowing for reduction in size. The electrostatic atomization device has an atomization electrode including a P type Peltier element and an N type Peltier element joined with the P type Peltier element. The atomization electrode is cuspate so as to form a projection with a joined portion of the P type Peltier element and the N type Peltier element. High voltage is applied to the P and N type Peltier elements so that discharging occurs at a distal portion of the atomization electrode, current flows to the P and N type Peltier elements to produce a cooling effect at the joined portion, and condensed water generated by the cooling effect is atomized by the discharging to generate charged fine water droplets.07-12-2012
20120228410DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ELECTROSTATICALLY SPRAYING A LIQUID, FUEL INJECTOR COMPRISING SAID DEVICE, AND USES OF SAME - A spray device includes a nozzle that forms a channel for supplying liquid to at least one opening for spraying the liquid outside the device, and, close to the opening, a first and a second electrode arranged in such a way as to inject electric charges into the liquid. The edge of the opening includes, on one side of the channel, at least one projecting end of the first electrode that projects into the channel and is to be brought into contact with the liquid, and on the other side of the channel, an electrically insulating nozzle body in which the second electrode is embedded adjacently to the first electrode, in such a way that the intensity of the electrostatic field in the or each projecting end is maximised.09-13-2012
20100327088SPRAY COATING DEVICE FOR COATING MATERIAL - In a spray coating apparatus having a spray coating gun with a gun body and a coating material tube, a nozzle provided at the front end of the coating material tube, the coating material tube extends from the nozzle at the front end of the coating material tube to a connection piece at the rear end of the coating material tube. A metering system which can be connected to the coating material tube by the connection piece is provided for setting the amount of coating material that is fed to the nozzle per unit of time.12-30-2010
20120080544SUBSTANCE MIXING APPARATUS AND SUBSTANCE MIXING METHOD - [Object] To provide a substance mixing apparatus that is capable of uniformly mixing a certain amount of trace substances and also mixing minute particles.04-05-2012
20120325941ODOR GENERATOR - The present invention provides an odor generator capable of providing a wide range of odors including the odor of a low volatile fragrance ingredient. The odor generator comprises a plurality of electroosmotic flow pumps, each of which typically includes a storage section for storing a liquid containing a volatile fragrance ingredient, and an outlet section having a porous material arranged for discharging the stored liquid through the porous material when a voltage is applied to the porous material and a surface acoustic wave (SAW) or other element for atomizing or vaporizing the liquid discharged from the outlet section.12-27-2012
20120091234ELECTRO-HYDRODYNAMIC WIND ENERGY SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Provided are electro-hydrodynamic (EHD) system for extracting energy from wind. Also provided are injectors for producing particles in an EHD system. Additionally, methods for producing particles in an EHD system is also provided. Further provided are displays comprising an EHD wind energy system. Also, an electro-hydrodynamic wind energy system integrated with a display is provided. A method of generating electricity is also provided. Additionally, a method of displaying a message is provided.04-19-2012
20120248229MARANGONI STRESS-DRIVEN DROPLET MANIPULATION ON SMART POLYMERS FOR ULTRA-LOW VOLTAGE DIGITAL MICROFLUIDICS - An ultra-low voltage microfluidic device for manipulating droplets of liquid by inducing Marangoni stress therein includes a plurality of smart-polymer electrodes having films of smart polymer exposed at their surfaces. The surface of the smart polymer becomes hydrophobic or hydrophilic in response to different electromagnetic potentials. The smart polymer is reversibly oxidized by applying an electrical potential such that the smart polymer acquires a positive electrical charge. The oxidized smart polymer is reduced by applying an electrical potential such that it loses its positive electrical charge. The smart polymer is doped with a chemical compound having a negatively-charged end and a long-chain hydrophobic tail. The smart polymer is a polypyrrole and the dopant is a dodecylbenzene sulfonate. The microfluidic device includes a plurality of individually-addressable control electrodes, each of which is electrically-connected with smart-polymer electrodes. Droplets are transported, cut, or mixed by selectively applying electrical potential to individual electrodes.10-04-2012
20130146683ELECTROSTATIC ATOMIZING DEVICE - The atomizing electrode of the electrostatic atomizing device has a discharging part and a base. A portion of the atomizing electrode between the discharging part and the base is a large diameter part with a diameter larger than the base. The large diameter part separates condensed water retained near the base from condensed water retained on the discharging part.06-13-2013
20130146684ELECTROSTATIC SPRAYER - An electrostatic sprayer includes a temperature-humidity sensor which detects a humidity and a temperature of a space where the user is present, and a control section which provides control by adjusting an amount of the liquid transferred by a pressure pump and a voltage applied by a high voltage power supply based on the value detected by the temperature-humidity sensor.06-13-2013
20130153689ELECTROSTATIC ATOMIZING APPARATUS - An electrostatic atomizing apparatus includes a discharge electrode, a discharged electrode, a liquid supplying unit, a high voltage generating unit, and a controller. The discharged electrode is used to cause discharge between the discharged electrode and the discharge electrode. The liquid supplying unit supplies a liquid for atomization to the discharge electrode. The high voltage generating unit applies a high voltage to the discharged electrode. The discharge current detecting unit is arranged between the high voltage generating unit and the discharged electrode and detects a discharge current flowing through the discharged electrode. The controller controls, based on the discharge current detected by the discharge current detecting unit, the high voltage generated by the high voltage generating unit so as to achieve a predetermined discharge current.06-20-2013
20130153690ELECTROSTATIC ATOMIZATION DEVICE - An electrostatic atomization device comprises: an electric discharge electrode having a front end section and a base end section; a cooling section for cooling the electric discharge electrode; a high-voltage application section for generating electrically charged water particles by atomizing condensed water, which is held by the electric discharge electrode, by causing the front end section of the electric discharge electrode to discharge electricity; and a heat capacity adjustment member provided to the vicinity of the base end section of the electric discharge electrode and capable of heat transfer with the electric discharge electrode through the condensed water held by the electric discharge electrode.06-20-2013
20110233313FLUID INJECTION DEVICE - An injection device for injecting pressurized fluid includes a housing, an actuator, and an energizing unit. The housing includes at least one axial cavity filled with pressurized fluid. The actuator includes a stack with a first transverse face extended axially by a penetrating member and a second transverse face axially opposite the first. The stack includes at least one electroactive part including an electroactive material. The member includes a piston engaged in the cavity and forming a fluidic connection between the actuator and the housing. The energizing unit sets the electroactive part of the actuator in vibration with a set period τ. The penetrating member includes an axial length such that the propagation time T of the acoustic waves produced by the vibrations of the electroactive part of the actuator and traveling along this length satisfies the following equation: T=09-29-2011
20130193243AVOIDANCE OF BOUNCING AND SPLASHING IN DROPLET-BASED FLUID TRANSPORT - A system for fluid transport is provided where a quantity of fluid is held in a reservoir. A droplet generator is employed to generate droplets from the fluid, for example a nozzle-based system or a nozzleless system such as an acoustic ejection system. A generated droplet has a trajectory whereby it arrives at a target. A circuit is used to modify one or more characteristics of the generated droplet in a way which increases the likelihood that the droplet will not splash or bounce when it arrives at the target. The circuit may in different embodiments control the speed of the droplet or the Weber number of the droplet. The circuit may create an electric field in an area of space where the droplet passes. The circuit may charge the droplet by causing it to contact ions.08-01-2013
20120085843System to Apply Mainly Phytosanitary Products that use the Principle of Electrostatic Attraction - A system to apply mainly phytosanitary products that use the principle of electrostatic attraction. A high static charge is imprinted on the microdrops in the nozzle with high flows of water using a simple industrial design and very low probabilities of failure. The system is very stable and reliable. An active water provider capillary tube is optionally used in the nozzles (as opposed to a fixed one), which results in a more efficient use of the air to micronize drops. The nozzles can be fixed or dirigible nozzles. A chemical product doser system is optionally used with injection in the nozzle itself.04-12-2012

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