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Coating Automation & Robotics - Industrial Paint Applicator Profit Center Analysis    

Patent addresses fiscal impact of process drifts associated with coating automation

Overview

Technology identifies volumetric impact associated with the change, not summation of computer operated paint application equipment’s trigger point, fluid pressure and push-out settings. Each applicator becomes its own profit center.

Features:
Applicator Process Drifts Analysis
- Trigger Points
- Fluid Pressures
- Pushout Settings

Volumetric change fiscal analysis

Industry Proven

Technology Available in Application Software Modules - 8 Claims

Benefits
Captures Cost Impact of Volumetric Changes
- Per Color
- Per Coating
- Per Applicator

Optimize Coating Usage/Decrease Material Costs

Fiscal Based Maintenance Scheduling Per Applicator

Applicator Profit Center Analysis
- Incremental
- Annual

Primary Application of the Technology

Coatings Market
Factories using robotics to apply finishes.
Automation is purchased to increase efficiency in terms of quality and costs.

OTHER POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS
Software Providers
Enterprise Resource Planning, Data Collection, Document Control & Management
-Technology justifies license based on identified savings.

Robotics Market
-Technology fiscally substantiates robotics performance.
-Justifies robotics purchases on identified savings.

The Problem Solved by the Technology

Globally, the rising cost of raw materials are forcing many industries to optimize processes and reduce costs. Companies are employing Total Quality Management, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma and Enterprise Resource Planning Strategies to remove cost and waste from their operations. Technology identifies cost impact (negative and positive) associated with volumetric changes. It permits identification of optimized settings.

How the Technology Solves the Problem

Technology identifies optimal coating volumetric process adjustments. This enables each coating applicator to become its own profit center.

Competitive Advantage

Technology has assisted one automaker to realize $2.57 per vehicle savings at one auto facility. Equivalent of $700,000 on an annual basis. It allows each paint or coating applicator to become its own profit center. Critical Difference: Profit Center Analysis based on volumetric change, not volumetric summation of changes made to paint/coating applicators.

Comments on Deal Structure, Potential Terms and Restrictions

Patent and know-how available for sale.
Patents subject to previous “covenant not to sue agreement” that define current and future markets.

The seller may consider selling these patents individually.

Additional Information

Technology bundled into software package and used at one automaker facility for process optimization.

Patent Summary

U.S. Patent Classes & Classifications Covered in this listing:

Class 700: Data Processing: Generic Control Systems Or Specific Applications

This class is structured into two main divisions: (1)for the combination of a data processing or calculating computer apparatus (or corresponding methods for performing data processing or calculating operations) AND a device or apparatus controlled thereby, the entirety hereinafter referred to as a "control system". (2)for data processing or calculating computer apparatus (or corresponding methods for performing data processing or calculating operations) wherein the data processing or calculating computer apparatus is designed for or utilized in a particular art device, system, process, or environment, or is utilized for the solution of a particular problem in a field other than mathematics (arithmetic processing per se is classified elsewhere).

Subclass 241: Central control of plural dispensing units
Subclass 243: Movable (e.g., rotatable)
Subclass 244: Monitoring or inspection

Class 118: Coating Apparatus

pparatus for applying or obtaining a surface coating on a base and/or apparatus for impregnating base materials and takes all such apparatus not provided for in other classes. The coating obtained may be permanent or transitory. The coating may be supplied solely by extraneous materials, as in a painting or waxing operation, or may be supplied wholly or in part by the base materials as in the formation of an oxide coating on a metal base. The coating may consist of an emulsion, dispersion, solution, admixture or oil which is clearly disclosed as leaving a residual film, layer or continuous deposit on the base.

Subclass 696: PROGRAM, CYCLIC, OR TIME CONTROL
Subclass 712: WITH INDICATING, TESTING, INSPECTING, OR MEASURING MEANS
Subclass 314: Work moving past sequentially arranged projectors
Subclass 324: Endless conveyer for work