Method of and apparatus for automatically coating the human body

  • US 6,474,343 B2
  • Filed: 10/11/2001
  • Issued: 11/05/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/08/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. An apparatus for coating substantially the entire human body with a human skin coating material comprising:

  • structure defining a coating chamber for receiving the entire body of a person to be coated;

    a reservoir for receiving the human skin coating material in liquid form;

    at least one nozzle positioned within the coating chamber for receiving the human skin coating from the reservoir and for discharging a spray comprising the human skin coating liquid onto the skin comprising substantially the entire body of the person in the coating chamber;

    apparatus for moving the spray discharge of the nozzle relative to the body of the person to be coated thereby assuring a uniform coating of the human skin coating material over substantially the entire body of the person;

    the structure defining the coating chamber further comprising apparatus for receiving at least part of the spray from the nozzle which is not received on the skin of the person;

    apparatus for circulating air independently of the liquid discharged from the nozzle and around the body of the person to be coated and thereby removing from the coating chamber the remainder of the spray from the nozzle which is not received on the skin of the person; and

    apparatus for disposing of the spray which is not received on the skin of the person.

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