Patents Assigned to Saint-Gobain Ceramics & Plastics, Inc.
  • Patent number: 11462338
    Abstract: A scintillation crystal can include a sodium halide that is co-doped with thallium and another element. In an embodiment, the scintillation crystal can include NaX:Tl, Me, wherein X represents a halogen, and Me represents a Group 1 element, a Group 2 element, a rare earth element, or any combination thereof. In a particular embodiment, the scintillation crystal has a property including, for radiation in a range of 300 nm to 700 nm, an emission maximum at a wavelength no greater than 430 nm; or an energy resolution less than 6.4% when measured at 662 keV, 22° C., and an integration time of 1 microsecond. In another embodiment, the co-dopant can be Sr or Ca. The scintillation crystal can have lower energy resolution, better proportionality, a shorter pulse decay time, or any combination thereof as compared to the sodium halide that is doped with only thallium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN CERAMICS & PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Kan Yang, Peter R. Menge, John M. Frank
  • Patent number: 11453811
    Abstract: A method of forming a mixture including a ceramic material into a sheet, sectioning at least a portion of the sheet using a mechanical object and forming at least one shaped abrasive particle from the sheet, such that the at least one shaped abrasive particle can have a two-dimensional shape as viewed in a plane defined by a length and a width of the shaped abrasive particle selected from the group consisting of polygons, ellipsoids, numerals, Greek alphabet characters, Latin alphabet characters, Russian alphabet characters, complex shapes having a combination of polygonal shapes, and a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN CERAMICS & PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Braun, Doruk O. Yener, Jennifer H. Czerepinski, Ralph Bauer, Krishnamoorthy Subramanian, Robin M. Bright, Anuj Seth, Gregory G. Lafond
  • Patent number: 11427740
    Abstract: Various shaped abrasive particles are disclosed. Each shaped abrasive particle includes a body having at least one major surface and a side surface extending from the major surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN CERAMICS & PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Todd M. Cotter, Francois Wagner, Rene G. Demers, Richard J. Klok, Alexandra Marazano, Adam D. Lior, James A. Salvatore, Sujatha K. Iyengar, David F. Louapre, Sidath S. Wijesooriya, Ronald Christopher Motta, Gary A. Guertin, Michael D. Kavanaugh, Doruk O. Yener, Jennifer H. Czerepinski, Jun Jia, Frederic Josseaux, Ralph Bauer, Frank J. Csillag, Yang Zhong, James P. Stewart, Mark P. Dombrowski, Sandhya Jayaraman Rukmani, Amandine Martin, Stephen E. Fox, Nilanjan Sarangi, Dean S. Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20220259106
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a porous ceramic media that may include a chemical composition, a phase composition, a total open porosity content of at least about 10 vol. % and not greater than about 70 vol. % as a percentage of the total volume of the ceramic media, and a nitric acid resistance parameter of not greater than about 500 ppm. The chemical composition for the porous ceramic media may include SiO2, Al2O3, an alkali component and a secondary metal oxide component selected from the group consisting of an Fe oxide, a Ti oxide, a Ca oxide, a Mg oxide and combinations thereof. The phase composition may include an amorphous silicate, quartz and mullite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicant: Saint-Gobain Ceramics & Plastics, Inc.
    Inventor: John S. Reid
  • Patent number: 11365880
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include high-temperature staged recirculating burners and radiant tube burner assemblies that provide high efficiency, low NOx and CO emissions, and uniform temperature characteristics. One such staged recirculating burner includes a combustion tube having inside and outside helical fins forming opposing spiral pathways for combustion gases and products of combustion, a combustion nozzle coupled to the combustion tube, a gas tube running axially into the combustion tube, and a staging gas nozzle coupled to the gas tube, where the staging gas nozzle includes radial exit holes into the combustion tube and an axial gas staging tube extending into the combustion nozzle to stage combustion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignees: SAINT-GOBAIN CERAMICS & PLASTICS, INC., SELAS HEAT TECHNOLOGY COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Chris Edward Vandegrift, Thomas D. Briselden, Mitchell D. Cornelius, Anthony J. Zambanini, Thomas M. Reilly
  • Patent number: 11346961
    Abstract: A radiation detection apparatus can include a scintillator to emit scintillating light in response to absorbing radiation; a photosensor to generate an electronic pulse in response to receiving the scintillating light; an analyzer to determine a characteristic of the radiation; and a housing that contains the scintillator, the photosensor, and the analyzer, wherein the radiation detection apparatus to is configured to allow functionality be changed without removing the analyzer from the housing. The radiation detection apparatus can be more compact and more rugged as compared to radiation detection apparatuses that include a photomultiplier tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN CERAMICS & PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventors: John M. Frank, Artan Duraj
  • Patent number: 11340360
    Abstract: A scintillation crystal can include a cesium halide that is co-doped with thallium and another element. In an embodiment, the scintillation crystal can include CsX:Tl, Me, where X represents a halogen, and Me represents a Group 5A element. In a particular embodiment, the scintillation crystal may have a cesium iodide host material, a first dopant including a thallium cation, and a second dopant including an antimony cation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN CERAMICS & PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Fang Meng, Peter R. Menge
  • Patent number: 11340018
    Abstract: A refractory article having a support structure including a first plurality of posts coupled by a first member; and a second plurality of posts substantially parallel with the first plurality of posts, the second plurality of posts coupled by a second member, wherein the support structure has a height, H, and wherein the first and second members are positioned between 0.3H and 0.7H. In another aspect, the support structure has a height to width ratio of at least 1.5, a stiffness factor of no greater than 100 mm, and a solid to open volume ratio of no greater than 5%. In another aspect, the support structure has a weight of no greater than 1200 kg, a stiffness factor of no greater than 100 mm, and a solid to open volume ratio of no greater than 5%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN CERAMICS & PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Evgeniy E. Esjunin, Hubert Müller
  • Patent number: 11255982
    Abstract: A radiation detection apparatus may include a scintillator to emit scintillating light in response to absorbing radiation, a photosensor to generate an electronic pulse in response to receiving the scintillating light, and a reflector surrounding the photosensor. The photosensor may be coupled to a wiring board and the reflector may be coupled to the wiring board. The radiation detection apparatus can be more compact and more rugged as compared to radiation detection apparatuses that include a photomultiplier tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN CERAMICS & PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventor: Michael Terrance McLaughlin, II
  • Patent number: 11254820
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods for forming boron nitride-containing aggregates that exhibit improved wear by attrition, and resulting filled polymers that exhibit significantly improved thermal conductivity. The boron nitride-containing aggregates are prepared according to a method that includes wet granulating boron nitride powder with a granulation solution to form wet boron nitride-containing granules; and drying the wet boron nitride-containing granules to cause evaporation of solvent in the granulation solution, thereby forming boron nitride-containing granules. Sintering achieves the desired boron nitride-containing aggregates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN CERAMICS & PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Elodie Bahon, Pierre-Loup Judas, Nabil Nahas
  • Patent number: 11249202
    Abstract: A scintillation crystal can include a cesium halide that is co-doped with thallium and another element. In an embodiment, the scintillation crystal can include CsX:Tl, Me, where X represents a halogen, and Me represents a dopant selected from the group consisting of chromium (Cr), zirconium (Zr), cobalt (Co), manganese (Mn), cadmium (Cd), dysprosium (Dy), thulium (Tm), tantalum (Ta), and erbium (Er), the dopant concentration of the element selected from the group consisting of chromium (Cr), zirconium (Zr), cobalt (Co), manganese (Mn), cadmium (Cd), dysprosium (Dy), thulium (Tm), tantalum (Ta), and erbium (Er) in the scintillation crystal is in a range of 1×10?7 mol % to 0.5 mol %. In a particular embodiment, the scintillation crystal may have a cesium iodide host material, a first dopant including a thallium cation, and a second dopant including a cation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN CERAMICS & PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Fang Meng, Peter R. Menge
  • Patent number: 11242484
    Abstract: A luminescent material can include a rare earth halide having a chemical formula of RE(1-A-B-C)HTADETBSETCXz, wherein RE is a rare earth element, HT is an element or an interstitial site that provides a hole trap, DET is a dopant that provides a relatively deep electron trap, SET is a dopant that provides a relatively shallow electron trap, X is one or more halides, each of A, B, and C has a value greater at least 0.00001 and at most 0.09, and Z has a value in a range of 2 to 4. In an embodiment, a ratio of B:C is selected so that luminescent material has good linearity performance. In another embodiment, the ratio of B:C can be in a range of 10:1 to 100:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN CERAMICS & PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventor: Peter R. Menge
  • Publication number: 20220026322
    Abstract: Methods and systems of analyzing and quantifying a surface acidity on a low surface area sample are disclosed. The methods include analyzing a quantity of an effluent molecular probe desorption from a temperature programmed desorption (TPD) process and system, by employing a mass spectroscopy (MS) system. The molecular probe is chemically adsorbed on a clean surface of the sample before the TPD process. The sample has a surface area to mass ratio of less than 5 m2/g. In some embodiments, the total surface area analyzed in the method can be as low as 3 m2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicant: Saint-Gobain Ceramics & Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Tritti Siengchum, James M Ralph
  • Patent number: 11214718
    Abstract: An abrasive particle having a body and a coating overlying the body, the coating including an amorphous material and at least one filler contained within the amorphous material. The abrasive particle may be included in a fixed abrasive article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN CERAMICS & PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Pinxu Nie, Shuqiong Liang
  • Patent number: 11181321
    Abstract: A ceramic liner can include a monolithic body having a surface portion and a bulk portion. The surface portion can have a thickness less than the total thickness of the monolithic body. The monolithic body can include an amorphous phase. The amorphous phase can be discontinuous. At least one member of the discontinuous phase can be embedded in the surface portion. The bulk portion can be substantially free of the amorphous phase. A method of forming a ceramic liner can include providing a furnace with a coating and a bulk material of the ceramic liner and heating the bulk material and the coating. In an embodiment, a coated lining form can be used to provide the coating. In a particular embodiment, the coating can be transferred to the bulk material from the coated lining form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN CERAMICS & PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventors: John Carl Walsh, III, Michael P. Schnelzer, Edmund A. Cortellini
  • Patent number: 11161751
    Abstract: A composition can comprise a carrier including a liquid and an abrasive particulate contained in the carrier, the abrasive particulate having, on average, at least 10 wt % cerium oxide in the abrasive particulate and a cerium 3+ ratio (Ce 3+/total cerium) of at least 0.1. In another embodiment, a slurry composition can comprise a liquid carrier comprising water, cerium oxide particles, and free silicate ions, wherein a material removal rate when polishing a silicon oxide wafer can be is increased by at least 3% in comparison to a slurry composition not including free silicate ions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN CERAMICS & PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen Bottiglieri, Nabil Nahas, Douglas E. Ward, Chun-Lung Kuan
  • Patent number: 11155500
    Abstract: A refractory article includes a body having a first portion defining at least a portion of a first exterior surface of the body, the first portion including a carbide, and further including a second portion defining at least a portion of a second exterior surface of the body opposite the first exterior surface, the second portion including an oxide, and a thermal conductivity difference (?TC) of at least 10 W/mK between the first exterior surface and the second exterior surface, and an average Shell Temperature of not greater than 400° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN CERAMICS & PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Julio Cesar T. Spadaccia, Nancy F. Levoy, Allan R. Case, Craig J. Iozzo
  • Patent number: 11142673
    Abstract: An abrasive grain is disclosed and may include a body. The body may define a length (l), a height (h), and a width (w). In a particular aspect, the length is greater than or equal to the height and the height is greater than or equal to the width. Further, in a particular aspect, the body may include a primary aspect ratio defined by the ratio of length:height of at least about 2:1. The body may also include an upright orientation probability of at least about 50%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN CERAMICS & PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Doruk O. Yener, Jennifer H. Czerepinski, Sujatha K. Iyengar, Michael D. Kavanaugh, Alan J. Brandes, Christopher Arcona, Ralph Bauer, Yves Boussant-Roux, Tracy H. Panzarella
  • Patent number: 11130682
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an alpha alumina powder having a specific surface area, a specific crystallite size, and a specific particle size distribution for use in abrasive polishes, and method of making such powder. The method of making the alpha alumina powder can include calcining an aluminum oxide precursor powder at a temperature of 800-1500° C. and milling the calcined powder to the specific particle size distribution. The alpha alumina powder disclosed herein can quickly enable high removal rate with undiminished aesthetic quality when used in abrasive polishes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN CERAMICS & PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Carlijn Lucinde Mulder, James Berberian, Stephen Bottiglieri, James A. Salvatore
  • Patent number: RE49174
    Abstract: A radiation detector can include a scintillator having opposing end surfaces and a plurality of discrete photosensors disposed on an end surface of the scintillator. In an embodiment, the photosensors are disposed at the corners or along the peripheral edge of the end surface, as opposed to being disposed at the center of the end surface. In an embodiment, the plurality of discrete photosensors may cover at most 80% of a surface area of the end surface of the scintillator and may not cover a center of the end surface of the scintillator. In a further embodiment, an aspect ratio of the monolithic scintillator can be selected to improve energy resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN CERAMICS & PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Kan Yang, Peter R. Menge