Patents Examined by Bradford M Gates
  • Patent number: 11389825
    Abstract: Methods and associated systems for preparing a nano-protective coating are disclosed. The method includes (1) placing a substrate in a reaction chamber of a nano-coating preparation equipment; (2) introducing an inert gas, wherein the inert gas includes helium (He) and/or argon (Ar); (3) turning on a movement mechanism so that the substrate is moved in the reaction chamber; (4) introducing a first monomer vapor into the reaction chamber to achieve a vacuum degree of 30-300 mTorr; (5) turning on a plasma discharge for chemical vapor deposition; and (6) introducing a second monomer vapor into the reaction chamber to form an organosilicon nano-coating on a surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Jiangsu Favored Nanotechnology Co., LTD
    Inventor: Jian Zong
  • Patent number: 11389830
    Abstract: A multilayer coating film forming method to form a multilayer coating film having a glittering appearance. Forming a multilayer coating film by sequentially applying, on top of a base material, a first base coating material, a second base coating material, and a clear coating material in a wet-on-wet process, wherein: the first base coating material is a transparent or colored coating material; the second coating material contains a flaky lustrous pigment; the amount of flaky lustrous pigment being 10-60 parts by mass to 100 parts by mass of resin solid content in the second base coating material, and the concentration of solids in the coating falls being 5-20 mass % with respect to the total mass of the second base coating material; and the thickness of a coating film obtained from the second base coating material falls being 1-8 ?m on the basis of the coating film when cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: KANSAI PAINT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Omura, Hironori Tonomura
  • Patent number: 11376626
    Abstract: Systems having one or more features that are advantageous for depositing fluorinated polymeric coatings on substrates, and methods of employing such systems to deposit such coatings, are generally provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: GVD Corporation
    Inventors: W. Shannan O'Shaughnessy, Andrew Grant, Kelli Byrne, Michael E. Stazinski, Hilton Pryce Lewis
  • Patent number: 11377574
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are composite materials and methods for forming the same. In one embodiment, a composite material comprises a primer layer comprising a polyalkylenimine, and an active layer comprising a binder and a metal organic framework (MOF), wherein the MOF comprises a bidentate organic compound coordinated to a metal ion, and wherein the active layer forms a coating on the primer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Lukas Wengeler, Lena Arnold, Benjamin Schmidt-Hansberg, Andreas Schroeder, Ines Pietsch, Nicholas R. Leclerc
  • Patent number: 11369991
    Abstract: Provided is a method for forming a multilayer coating film, the method being capable of forming a high-brightness white multilayer coating film which is excellent in terms of brilliant feeling, smoothness, and weather resistance and with which white stains are suppressed. In this method for forming a multilayer coating film to form a brilliant coating film, a white multilayer coating film is formed by: sequentially applying a first coloring paint (P1), a second aqueous coloring paint (P2), a third aqueous coloring paint (P3), and a clear coat paint (P4) on a cured electrodeposition coating film formed on a steel sheet; and forming a first colored coating film, a second colored coating film, a third colored coating film, and a clear coat coating film which each have a particular composition, brightness, film thickness, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: KANSAI PAINT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masahiro Omura
  • Patent number: 11369988
    Abstract: Methods of curtain coating substrates are disclosed. In some embodiments, the methods include applying two or more liquid layers simultaneously to a substrate, wherein the multiple layers include a bottom liquid layer comprising a shear thinning liquid, and another liquid layer comprising a viscoelastic liquid. In some embodiments, the disclosed methods include formulating a bottom layer liquid comprising a shear thinning liquid, formulating another layer liquid comprising a viscoelastic liquid, pumping the bottom layer liquid and the other layer liquid through coating dies simultaneously and onto a moving substrate such that the bottom layer liquid impinges on the substrate thereby forming a bottom layer, and the other layer liquid forms another liquid layer above the bottom liquid layer. The inclusion of a bottom liquid layer comprising a shear thinning liquid and other layer comprising a viscoelastic liquid provides for enlargement of the curtain coating window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventors: Alireza Mohammad Karim, Saswati Pujari, Wieslaw J. Suszynski, Lorraine F. Francis, Marcio S. Carvalho, Vinita Yadav
  • Patent number: 11344914
    Abstract: Provided is a method for forming a multilayer coating film, comprising simultaneously curing an uncured base coating film, an uncured effect coating film, and an uncured clear coating film. In this method, an effect pigment dispersion (Y) that forms the effect coating film contains water, a surface adjusting agent (A), a flake-effect pigment (B), and a rheology control agent (C), and has a solids content of 0.5 to 10 mass %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: KANSAI PAINT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Itoh, Yushi Kihira, Hiroshi Murata, Masahiro Omura
  • Patent number: 11339491
    Abstract: A steel sheet for cans which exhibits excellent weldability; and a production method therefor include a steel sheet for cans with the surface of a steel sheet in order from the steel sheet side, a chromium metal layer and a hydrous chromium oxide layer. The deposited amount of the chromium metal layer is 65-200 mg/m2. The deposited amount of the hydrous chromium oxide layer in terms of chromium is 3-30 mg/m2. The chromium metal layer includes: a base part having a thickness of 7.0 nm or higher; and granular protrusions which are on the base part, have a maximum grain size of 100 nm or lower, and have a number density per unit area of at least 200 per ?m2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Inventors: Yusuke Nakagawa, Takeshi Suzuki, Mikito Suto, Katsumi Kojima, Yuya Baba, Hanyou Sou, Yoichiro Yamanaka, Shunsuke Tokui
  • Patent number: 11332822
    Abstract: An exemplary method of depositing a layer of a material on an interior substrate surface of a complex geometry component includes the steps of providing the complex geometry component having an aperture defining an edge of the interior substrate surface of the complex geometry component, at least a portion of the interior substrate surface defining a first area not visible from the aperture, providing a heating element adjacent to the first area of the complex geometry component, energizing the heating element to raise a surface temperature of the first area and establish a thermal gradient between the first area and an adjacent area, and providing a vapor deposition apparatus configured to deposit the layer of material on the interior substrate surface corresponding to the first area of the complex geometry component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Su Jung Han, Julie A. Swartz, Grant W. Brady
  • Patent number: 11331692
    Abstract: Described herein are articles and methods of making articles, for example glass articles, including a sheet and a carrier, wherein the sheet and carrier are bonded together using a coating layer, which is, for example, a fluorocarbon polymer coating layer, and associated deposition methods and inert gas treatments that may be applied on the sheet, the carrier, or both, to control the fluorine content of the coating layer and van der Waals, hydrogen and covalent bonding between the sheet and the carrier. The coating layer bonds the sheet and carrier together with sufficient bond strength to prevent delamination of the sheet and the carrier during high temperature processing to while preventing a permanent bond at during high temperature processing while at the same time maintaining a sufficient bond to prevent delamination during high temperature processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventors: Kaveh Adib, Robert Alan Bellman, Dae youn Kim, Robert George Manley
  • Patent number: 11325152
    Abstract: A vessel has a lumen defined at least in part by a wall. The wall has an interior surface facing the lumen, an outer surface, and a plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) coating set supported by the wall. The PECVD coating set comprises a water barrier coating or layer having a water contact angle from 80 to 180 degrees, applied using a precursor comprising at least one of a saturated or unsaturated fluorocarbon precursor having from 1 to 6 carbon atoms and a saturated or unsaturated hydrocarbon having from 1 to 6 carbon atoms. Optionally, the coating set includes an SiOx gas barrier coating or layer from 2 to 1000 nm thick, in which x is from 1.5 to 2.9 as measured by x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and optionally other related coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: SIO2 Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Baltazar, Adam Breeland, Thomas E. Fisk, David Henton, Brian Maurer, Ahmad Taha, Christopher Weikart
  • Patent number: 11320384
    Abstract: Method and systems are presented for authentication of precious stones, according to their natural ID and/or predetermined markings created in the stones, based on unique characteristic radiation response of the stone to predetermined primary radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventors: Yair Grof, Tzemah Kislev, Nadav Yoran, Haggai Alon, Mor Kaplinsky
  • Patent number: 11306410
    Abstract: An anti-coking nanomaterial based on a stainless steel surface. In percentage by weight, the nanomaterial comprises: 0 to 3% of carbon, 23% to 38% of oxygen, 38% to 53% of chromium, 10% to 35% of ferrum, 0 to 2% of molybdenum, 0 to 4% of nickel, 3.5 to 5% of silicon, 0 to 1% of calcium, and the balance of impurity elements. Also disclosed are a preparation method for the anti-coking nanomaterial, the anti-coking nanomaterial that is based on a stainless steel surface and that is prepared by using the preparation method, and a stainless steel substrate comprising the anti-coking nanocrystalline material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventor: Chao Chen
  • Patent number: 11299806
    Abstract: A method of coating particles includes dispensing particles into a vacuum chamber to form a particle bed in at least a lower portion of the chamber that forms a half-cylinder, evacuating the chamber through a vacuum port in an upper portion of the chamber, rotating a paddle assembly such that a plurality of paddles orbit a drive shaft to stir the particles in the particle bed, injecting a reactant or precursor gas through a plurality of channels into the lower portion of the chamber as the paddle assembly rotates to coat the particles, and injecting the reactant or precursor gas or a purge gas through the plurality of channels at a sufficiently high velocity such that the reactant or precursor a purge gas de-agglomerates particles in the particle bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Frankel, Quoc Truong, Sekar Krishnasamy, Govindraj Desai, Sandip S. Desai
  • Patent number: 11292029
    Abstract: The present disclosure enables high contrast, fast, uniform, and color-neutral dynamic-glass elements based on uniform and reversible electrodeposition of metals a surface of the element. Elements in accordance with the present disclosure include a surface-modified transparent-conductor-based window electrode, wherein the surface modification of the window electrode includes a nucleation layer that is anchored to the transparent conductor via a non-metallic adhesion layer. In some embodiments, a plurality of traces is disposed on and electrically connected to the window electrode to reduce the voltage drop across the total area of the element, where the traces have a core made of a low-resistivity material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Christopher J. Barile, Daniel J. Slotcavage, Michael David McGehee, Tyler S. Hernandez, Michael T. Strand
  • Patent number: 11292920
    Abstract: A method of treating an aircraft transparency includes applying a water repellant coating composition over a surface of an aircraft transparency substrate, the water repellant coating composition includes a non-chlorinated perfluoroalkylalkylsilane and/or a non-halogenated polyorganosiloxane. The method can include applying a primer composition having an organic solvent and a silicon material over the aircraft transparency substrate to form a primed substrate surface; applying the water repellant coating composition over the primed substrate surface; and heating the water repellant coating composition to form a water repellant coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Nguyen, Tun-Min Maung, Alexander Bimanand
  • Patent number: 11286563
    Abstract: In a substrate processing apparatus for performing substrate processing by supplying, to a substrate, a source gas containing a source material of a film to be formed on the substrate, a processing chamber in which the substrate is mounted is provided. A source gas supply unit is configured to contain the source material and supplies the source gas toward the processing chamber. A buffer tank is configured to temporarily store the source gas received from the source gas supply unit. A valve arrangement unit in which supply on/off valves, each of which is configured to perform a supply and a shut-off of the supply of the source gas stored in the buffer tank to the processing chamber, are arranged. The valve arrangement unit, the buffer tank, and the source gas supply unit are arranged, in this order, above the processing chamber from the bottom side of the substrate processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventor: Eiichi Komori
  • Patent number: 11274226
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to solutions for forming a fluoropolymer coatings, comprising: i) an organic solvent, and dissolved therein ii) a fluoropolymer comprising repeat units arising from specific fluoroolefin, alkyl or aryl vinyl ether and alkenyl silane monomers. The present fluoropolymer solutions have long shelf stability life, minimal to no formation of insoluble residue or gel over the period between their manufacture and use, are of a viscosity that allows for facile filtration and so are substantially free from undesirable submicron size particles, have a dissolved polymer content such that the solutions are of utility in commercial single-coat coating processes, and afford fluoropolymer coatings on substrates that have excellent adhesion to the substrate during use and over the lifetime of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Inventors: Xudong Chen, Timothy Edward Hopkins, Robert Clayton Wheland
  • Patent number: 11274361
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an optical element according to a prescription is provided, including providing a combination of a block piece and a lens blank having a first face and a second face opposite to the first face, the lens blank being blocked with the first face on the block piece, surfacing and polishing the second face of the lens blank, cleaning the lens blank, hard coating the second face of the lens blank, degassing the lens blank, applying an AR-coating in a vacuum box coater, and deblocking the processed lens blank from the block piece, wherein the cleaning step includes a pre-cleaning step including a finishing drying step allowing the lens blank to be put on hold, and a deep cleaning step prior to the hard coating step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: SATISLOH AG
    Inventors: Marc Peter, Marcel Flemming
  • Patent number: 11274366
    Abstract: A surface-coated cutting tool includes a substrate and a coating film that coats the substrate, wherein the coating film includes a hard coating layer constituted of a domain region and a matrix region, the domain region is a region having a plurality of portions divided and distributed in the matrix region, the domain region has a structure in which a first layer composed of a first Alx1Ti(1-x1) compound and a second layer composed of a second Alx2Ti(1-x2) compound are layered on each other, the matrix region has a structure in which a third layer composed of a third Alx3Ti(1-x3) compound and a fourth layer composed of a fourth Alx4Ti(1-x4) compound are layered on each other, the first AlTi compound, the second AlTi compound and the fourth AlTi compound have a cubic crystal structure, the third AlTi compound has a hexagonal crystal structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Hardmetal Corp.
    Inventors: Anongsack Paseuth, Yasuki Kido, Susumu Okuno, Shinya Imamura