Patents Examined by Alexander Weddle
  • Patent number: 9856143
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of forming compositionally homogeneous particles is provided. The method includes forming a homogenous melt from a plurality of constituent materials under a first pressure sufficient to prevent substantial vaporization of the constituent materials. Droplets are generated from the homogenous melt. The droplets are cooled under a second pressure sufficient to prevent substantial vaporization of the constituent materials at least until the homogeneous particles formed therefrom have stabilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventors: Allan James Bruce, Sergey Frolov, Michael Cyrus
  • Patent number: 9844793
    Abstract: An atomizer for coating, for example automobile bodies, add-on parts and/or truck cabs is provided. The atomizer may be configured to apply one multi-component coating agent and one single-component coating agent from one application element, or to apply two different multi-component coating agents from one application element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Durr Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Manfred Michelfelder, Bernhard Seiz, Frank Herre
  • Patent number: 9789670
    Abstract: [Problems to be Solved] To coat homopolyethylene terephthalate, which is inexpensive and easily available, on a paper base material directly, not via an adhesive layer, by extrusion coating, thereby providing a paper laminate having heat sealability and having a homopolyethylene terephthalate coating of a uniform film thickness formed thereon. [Means to Solve the Problems] A method for producing a paper laminate having a coating comprising homopolyethylene terephthalate formed on at least one surface of a paper base material by extrusion coating is characterized in that an air gap L, expressed as a distance from a lip opening of a T-die to a paper base material B, is 25 cm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Inventors: Kunio Yamauchi, Isao Iwaya
  • Patent number: 9783882
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a sputtering target initially formed by ingot metallurgy or powder metallurgy and rejuvenated by, e.g., cold spray, is utilized in sputtering processes to produce metallic thin films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignees: H.C. Starck Inc., H.C. Starck GmbH
    Inventors: Steven A. Miller, Prabhat Kumar, Richard Wu, Shuwei Sun, Stefan Zimmermann, Olaf Schmidt-Park
  • Patent number: 9776916
    Abstract: In various aspects, the processes disclosed herein may include the steps of inducing an electric field about a non-conductive substrate, and depositing functionalized nanoparticles upon the non conductive substrate by contacting a nanoparticle dispersion with the non-conductive substrate, the nanoparticle dispersion comprising functionalized nanoparticles having an electrical charge, the electric field drawing the functionalized nanoparticles to the non-conductive substrate. In various aspects, the related composition of matter disclosed herein comprise functionalized nanoparticles bonded to a surface of a non-conductive fiber, the surface of the non-conductive fiber comprising a sizing adhered to the surface of the non-conductive fiber. This Abstract is presented to meet requirements of 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b) only. This Abstract is not intended to identify key elements of the processes, and related apparatus and compositions of matter disclosed herein or to delineate the scope thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Inventor: Erik Thostenson
  • Patent number: 9757759
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming and shaping a fillet at an interface. A fluid may be dispensed from a nozzle onto the interface as the nozzle is moved along the interface to form the fillet. An exposed surface of the fillet may be worked using a fairing element associated with the nozzle, as the nozzle is moved along the interface and the fluid is dispensed from the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Inventors: Richard Philip Topf, Martin Hanna Guirguis, Don David Trend, Angelica Davancens
  • Patent number: 9751105
    Abstract: A facility for depositing a film of ordered particles onto a moving substrate, the facility configured to allow deposition, onto the substrate, of a film of ordered particles escaping from a particle outlet of a transfer zone having a first width. The facility further includes an accessory device in a form of a deposit head, provided to seal the particle outlet and configured to allow the deposition, onto the substrate, of a film of ordered particles escaping from an end of a particle transfer channel of the deposit head, the end having a second width strictly lower than the first width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives
    Inventors: Olivier Dellea, Philippe Coronel, Pascal Fugier
  • Patent number: 9751486
    Abstract: A hollow weave fabric for an air bag in which the periphery of a double-layer hollow weave portion is formed with a seam zone, wherein the warp yarn and the weft yarn forming the base fabric are each a poly(hexamethylene adipamide) fiber having a total size of 150 to 500 dtex, the double-layer hollow weave portion has a fabric weight of 120 to 350 g/m2 on one side, and the fabric shows a logarithmic decrement of 0.01 to 0.10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Inventor: Toshihiro Nagaoka
  • Patent number: 9751107
    Abstract: Methods and systems for coating metal substrates are provided. The methods and systems include sequential application of low flow and high flow powder coatings followed by a single heating step to provide a cured coating. The methods and systems include a marker that allows coating uniformity to be monitored and assessed during application. The described methods provide coatings with optimal surface smoothness and edge coverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: Owen H. Decker, Thomas E. Reno, Robert D. Breitzman, Carlos A Concha, Jeffrey D. Rogozinski, Keith M. Kirkwood
  • Patent number: 9725810
    Abstract: A liquid displacement is performed by supplying a plating liquid onto a substrate 2 while rotating the substrate 2 at a first rotational speed in a state that a pre-treatment liquid remains on a surface of the substrate 2 (liquid displacement process (block S305)). Then, an initial film is formed on the substrate 2 by stopping the rotation of the substrate 2 or by rotating the substrate 2 at a second rotational speed while continuously supplying the plating liquid onto the substrate 2 (incubation process (block S306)). Thereafter, a plating film is grown by rotating the substrate 2 at a third rotational speed while continuously supplying the plating liquid onto the substrate 2 (plating film growing process (block S307)). Here, the first rotational speed is higher than the third rotational speed, and the third rotational speed is higher than the second rotational speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Inventors: Nobutaka Mizutani, Takashi Tanaka, Mitsuaki Iwashita
  • Patent number: 9718243
    Abstract: A repair wrap for repairing or strengthening an item. The repair wrap includes a fabric, where the fabric includes one or more fibers. The repair wrap also includes a film disposed laterally within the fabric. The repair wrap further includes a hardening material disposed in the fabric. The fabric is configured to be wrapped around a portion of an item. Curing the hardening material is configured to form a shell about the portion of the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Fiber Fix USA, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Quinn, Reed Quinn
  • Patent number: 9694568
    Abstract: A method for coating a component of a turbomachine is disclosed. The method includes covering a first surface of the component with a covering device, where the covering device is profiled in a zigzag shape. The method further includes applying a coating material via cold kinetic compaction or kinetic cold gas spraying on the component such that a second surface of the component is coated with the coating material and such that particles of the coating material are deflected off of the covering device so that the particles do not adhere to the covering device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: MTU Aero Engines AG
    Inventors: Andreas Jakimov, Stefan Schneiderbanger, Manuel Hertter
  • Patent number: 9683613
    Abstract: One exemplary aspect of the present disclosure relates to a method of forming a friction material. The method includes depositing a plurality of particles on a substrate such that the particles provide a plurality of projections and channels between adjacent projections. This disclosure also relates to the friction material itself, and a system including a mechanical component and the friction material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Inventor: Paul A. Stefanutti
  • Patent number: 9677166
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for modifying piece surfaces consisting in bringing pieces into contact with at least one type of a modifying agent in such a way that the modification of the surface is carried out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: MAHLE International GmbH
    Inventors: Snjezana Boger, Peter Englert, Mathias Pfitzer, Ingo Trautwein, Sabine Sedlmeir
  • Patent number: 9678250
    Abstract: Provided is a method of fabricating a light functional substrate. The method includes applying particles onto a surface of water contained in a container to form a monolayer constituted by the particles, immersing a substrate into the container, drawing the substrate out of the container to form patterns constituted by the particles on the substrate in a first direction, and forming a planarization film covering the patterns on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Inventors: Jaehyun Moon, Seung Koo Park, Doo-Hee Cho, Jin Wook Shin, Jun-Han Han, Jonghee Lee, Joo Hyun Hwang, Chul Woong Joo, Jin Woo Huh, Nam Sung Cho, Jong Tae Lim, Jeong Ik Lee, Byoung Gon Yu
  • Patent number: 9673434
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing a laminated porous film comprising a porous film substrate and a heat-resistant layer. The method comprises forming a heat-resistant layer mainly comprising a filler on the surface of the porous film substrate by applying a coating slurry comprising a solvent, a binder resin and the filler to the surface of the porous film substrate and then removing the solvent, wherein the coating slurry is prepared so as to have a contact angle of 75° or more with an untreated porous film substrate, and the method comprises conducting surface treatment of a porous film substrate so that the contact angle of the coating slurry with the porous film substrate can be 65° or less before applying the coating slurry to the surface of the porous film substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Inventors: Hirohiko Hasegawa, Koichiro Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9670062
    Abstract: A process of growth in the thickness of at least one facet of a colloidal inorganic sheet. By sheet is meant a structure having at least one dimension, the thickness, of nanometric size and lateral dimensions great compared to the thickness, typically more than 5 times the thickness. By homostructured is meant a material of homogeneous composition in the thickness and by heterostructured is meant a material of heterogeneous composition in the thickness. The process allows the deposition of at least one monolayer of atoms on at least one inorganic colloidal sheet, this monolayer being constituted of atoms of the type of those contained or not in the sheet. Homostructured and heterostructured materials resulting from such process as well as the applications of the materials are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: NEXDOT
    Inventor: Benoit Mahler
  • Patent number: 9674962
    Abstract: Methods for applying fluid materials to a substrate, such as circuit board, while continuously moving the fluid dispenser. Some methods generally involve correcting the dispense location for each of the dispensed amounts of fluid material by executing a statistical comparison of either the predicted and actual landing locations on the substrate, or the predicted and actual positions of the dispenser at each of the dispense locations. Other methods generally involve initiating the dispensing of amounts of the fluid material at dispense locations corrected by a correction factor specified in terms of the servo cycle for the movement of the dispenser or by a correction factor specified in terms of partial servo cycles courtesy of a timer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Inventors: Ronald N. Abernathy, Clifford A. Fowler, Philip P. Maiorca, Horatio Quinones, Thomas L. Ratledge
  • Patent number: 9616457
    Abstract: Exemplary pressurization and coating systems, methods, and apparatuses are described herein. In certain embodiments, pressurization systems, methods, and apparatuses are used in conjunction with coating systems, methods, and apparatuses to control pressure about a substrate after a coating material is applied to a surface of the substrate. An exemplary system includes a die tool configured to apply a coating material to a substrate passing through the die tool and a pressurization apparatus attached to the die tool and forming a pressurization chamber. The pressurization apparatus is configured to receive the substrate from the die tool and control pressure about the substrate in the pressurization chamber. In certain embodiments, the die tool forms a coating chamber and is configured to apply the coating material on at least one surface of the substrate in the coating chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Innovative Coatings, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon L. King, Don A. Patterson, Kendall W. Prince, Subramanian Easwaran Iyer
  • Patent number: 9609874
    Abstract: The metallic glassy alloy powders for antibacterial coating are mechanically alloyed mixtures of copper, titanium, and nickel nanoparticles. The nanoparticles are alloyed by ball-milling to form glassy, metallic powders. The alloy preferably has a copper:titanium:nickel atomic percentage ratio of about 50:20:30, referred to herein as Cu50Ti20Ni30. The powdered alloy is applied to a suitable substrate, such as stainless steel medical instruments, by cold spray powder coating. The coated substrate exhibits antibacterial properties compared to an uncoated substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Inventors: Mohamed Sherif Mohamed Mostafa El-Eskandarany, Ahmed Salem Abdulhadi Aldamier Al-Azmi