Patents Examined by Bradford M Gates
  • Patent number: 11913119
    Abstract: A manufacturing method is provided during which a preform component for a turbine engine is provided. The preform component includes a substrate and a locating feature at an exterior surface of the substrate. An outer coating is applied over the substrate. The outer coating covers the locating feature. At least a portion of the preform component and the outer coating are scanned with an imaging system to provide scan data indicative of a location of the locating feature. A cooling aperture is formed in the substrate and the outer coating based on the scan data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: RTX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian Craig, James M. Koonankeil, Brian T. Hazel, Paul E. Denney, Dominic J. Mongillo
  • Patent number: 11915926
    Abstract: A porous thin film includes a framework that includes a plurality of pores. The pores extend from an opening located at an upper surface of the framework to a bottom surface contained in the framework. A pore-coating film is formed on sidewalls and the bottom surface of the pores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Leonidas Ernesto Ocola, Eric A. Joseph, Hiroyuki Miyazoe, Takashi Ando, Damon Brooks Farmer
  • Patent number: 11905592
    Abstract: In various aspects of the disclosure, a method of operating a process group that performs at least a first reactive coating process and a second reactive coating process may comprise: coating of a substrate by means of the first reactive coating process and by means of the second reactive coating process; closed-loop control of the process group by means of a first manipulated variable of the first coating process and a second manipulated variable of the second coating process and using a correction element; wherein the correction element relates the first manipulated variable and the second manipulated variable to one another in such a way that their control values are different from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Inventors: Ralf Biedermann, Bernd Teichert, Thomas Meyer, Torsten Dsaak
  • Patent number: 11905598
    Abstract: An object is to coat a target position on a substrate with a dense film. In order to achieve the object, while a substrate on which a base containing a coating material is formed is transported, an auxiliary agent is applied to the substrate, and then a main agent containing a coating material is applied to the substrate to react the main agent with the auxiliary agent, so that a portion on the substrate where the base is formed is coated with the coating material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Eijiro Iwase, Keio Okano, Katsuyuki Nukui
  • Patent number: 11885013
    Abstract: Methods and systems for depositing vanadium nitride layers onto a surface of the substrate and structures and devices formed using the methods are disclosed. An exemplary method includes using a cyclical deposition process, depositing a vanadium nitride layer onto a surface of the substrate. The cyclical deposition process can include providing a vanadium halide precursor to the reaction chamber and separately providing a nitrogen reactant to the reaction chamber. The cyclical deposition process may desirably be a thermal cyclical deposition process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: ASM IP Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Giuseppe Alessio Verni, Qi Xie, Henri Jussila, Charles Dezelah, Jiyeon Kim, Eric James Shero, Paul Ma
  • Patent number: 11886122
    Abstract: A method comprising providing a carbonaceous material, the substrate having a first thermal conductivity. The method further comprises depositing a first masking layer having a second thermal conductivity on at least a portion of the substrate, a ratio of the second thermal conductivity to the first thermal conductivity being less than or equal to 1:30. The method further comprises depositing a second masking layer on the first masking layer to form an etch mask, and etching an exposed portion of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignees: FRAUNHOFER USA, INC., THE RESEARCH FOUNDATION FOR THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
    Inventors: Jung-Hun Seo, Yixiong Zheng, Matthias Muehle
  • Patent number: 11878323
    Abstract: A powder-coating process of a brake caliper has in sequence the steps of: (a) preparing the brake caliper; (b) applying masking elements to at least one seat and/or duct of said brake caliper; (c) distributing the coating powder on at least one portion of said brake caliper; (d) removing the at least one masking element by automated de-masking means; (e) curing inside a curing oven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Brembo S.p.A.
    Inventors: Gianluigi Roncalli, Alessio Garghentini
  • Patent number: 11875973
    Abstract: Methods for preparing a void-free protective coating are disclosed herein. The void-free protective coating is used on a dielectric window having a central hole, which is used in a plasma treatment tool. A first protective coating layer is applied to the window, leaving an uncoated annular retreat area around the central hole. The first protective coating layer is polished to produce a flat surface and fill in any voids on the window. A second protective coating layer is then applied upon the flat surface of the first protective coating layer to obtain the void-free coating. This increases process uptime and service lifetime of the dielectric window and the plasma treatment tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Shih-Tsung Chen, Tsung-Cheng Ho, Chien-Yu Wang, Yen-Shih Wang, Jiun-Rong Pai, Yeh-Chieh Wang
  • Patent number: 11859288
    Abstract: A corrosion-resistant member including: a metal base material (10); a corrosion-resistant coating (30) formed on the surface of the base material (10); and a buffer layer (20) formed between the base material (10) and the corrosion-resistant coating (30). The base material (10) contains a main element having the highest mass content ratio among elements contained in the base material (10) and a trace element having a mass content ratio of 1% by mass or less. The corrosion-resistant coating (30) contains at least one kind selected from magnesium fluoride, aluminum fluoride, and aluminum oxide. The buffer layer (20) contains an element of the same kind as the trace element, and the content ratio obtained by energy dispersive X-ray analysis of the element of the same kind as the trace element contained in the buffer layer (20) is 2% by mass or more and 99% by mass or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Resonac Corporation
    Inventors: So Miyaishi, Masahiro Okubo, Masayuki Yoshimura, Wataru Sakane, Teppei Tanaka, Saeko Nakamura, Saori Yamaki
  • Patent number: 11851766
    Abstract: The chemical conversion treatment liquid according to the present invention, which is cobalt-free and is capable of forming a chemical conversion film having excellent corrosion resistance, contains a water-soluble trivalent chromium-containing substance, a water-soluble titanium-containing substance, and a water-soluble lactic acid-containing substance as essential components and may optionally contain a component at least a part of which is any of a water-soluble glycolic acid-containing substance and a water-soluble ineffective organic acid-containing substance. The water-soluble ineffective organic acid-containing substance is a water-soluble organic acid-containing substance based on an ineffective organic acid that is an organic acid other than lactic acid and other than glycolic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Inventors: Tsukasa Niwa, Masayuki Ooguchi, Yoshiki Hiramatsu
  • Patent number: 11846028
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of a molybdate-based composition and a conversion coating obtained therefrom that can replace conventional and toxic chromate-based conversion coatings in a variety of applications and industries. The molybdate-based composition provides conversion coatings that exhibit anodic inhibition and rapid repassivation when applied to objects, such as metal-based objects, and do not contain hexavalent chromium. The molybdate-based composition and conversion coating can be used to reduce corrosion. Embodiments of methods of protecting objects, such as metal surfaces, with the molybdate-based conversion coating also are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Nevada Research & Innovation Corporation
    Inventors: Dev Chidambaram, David Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 11845105
    Abstract: A method for depositing a coating on a substrate is disclosed. A first precursor comprising fluoro-acrylate monomers, fluoro-alkyl acrylate monomers, fluoro-methacrylate monomers, fluoro-alkyl methacrylate monomers, fluoro-silane monomers, or a combination or derivates thereof is provided. A second precursor comprising linear siloxanes, silane monomers, cyclosiloxanes, cyclosilane monomers, or a combination or derivates thereof is provided. The first and second precursors are co-injected in a treatment region. An atmospheric or reduced pressure plasma discharge is created in said treatment region. The substrate coating comprises alternated multi-stacked nanostructures and is formed by copolymerization of the first and second precursors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: MOLECULAR PLASMA GROUP SA
    Inventors: Régis Heyberger, Gill Scheltjens
  • Patent number: 11846020
    Abstract: A particle coating method includes a heating step of heating soft magnetic metal particles containing an amorphous phase within a temperature range of 100° C. or higher and 500° C. or lower for 0.1 hours or more and 300 hours or less, and an insulating film formation step of forming an insulating film at surfaces of the soft magnetic metal particles by a chemical vapor deposition method. The soft magnetic metal particles preferably contain the amorphous phase at 50 vol % or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Inventor: Momoko Wakabayashi
  • Patent number: 11837465
    Abstract: A deposition method for embedding a SiN film in a recessed pattern formed on a surface of a substrate includes: (a) activating and supplying a first process gas containing NH3 to the surface of the substrate and causing NHx groups to adsorb on the surface of the substrate, where x is 1 or 2; (b) supplying a silicon-containing gas to the surface of the substrate on which the NHx groups are adsorbed and causing the silicon-containing gas to adsorb on the NHx groups; and (c) activating and supplying a second process gas containing N2 to the surface of the substrate on which the NHx groups are adsorbed and partly replacing the NHx groups with N groups, wherein (a) and (b) are repeated, and (c) is performed every time (a) and (b) are repeated a predetermined number of times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Jun Ogawa, Takayuki Karakawa
  • Patent number: 11834585
    Abstract: Powder coating compositions, particularly metal packaging powder coating compositions, coated metal substrates, and methods; wherein the powder coating compositions include powder polymer particles comprising a polymer having a number average molecular weight of at least 2000 Daltons, wherein the powder polymer particles have a particle size distribution having a D50 of less than 25 microns; and, in certain embodiments, one or more charge control agents in contact with the powder polymer particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: SWIMC LLC
    Inventors: Richard D. Joslin, Charles I. Skillman, Joseph Desousa
  • Patent number: 11826776
    Abstract: A method of coating a high-pressure fluid vessel comprises filling a high-pressure fluid vessel with a coating solution, draining the coating solution, and drying a remainder of the coating solution in the high-pressure fluid vessel. The coating solution may include a thermoplastic elastomer that is hard with a low glass transition temperature and a high melting temperature. Drying the remainder of the coating solution may form a food grade coating within the high-pressure fluid vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: GOODRICH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jin Hu, Nathaniel Ching, Phi Doan, Casey Slane
  • Patent number: 11800726
    Abstract: A method for preparing photoactive perovskite materials. The method comprises the steps of preparing a bismuth halide precursor ink. Preparing a bismuth halide precursor ink comprises the steps of introducing a bismuth halide into a vessel; introducing a first solvent to the vessel; and contacting the bismuth halide with the first solvent to dissolve the bismuth halide to form the bismuth halide precursor ink; depositing the bismuth halide precursor ink onto a substrate; drying the bismuth halide precursor ink to form a thin film; annealing the thin film; and rinsing the thin film with a solvent comprising: a second solvent; a first salt selected from the group consisting of methylammonium halide, formamidinimum halide, guanidinium halide, 1,2,2-triaminovinylammonium halide, and 5-aminovaleric acid hydrohalide; and a second salt selected from the group consisting of methylammonium halide, formamidinimum halide, guanidinium halide, 1,2,2-triaminovinylammonium halide, and 5-aminovaleric acid hydrohalide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: CubicPV Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Irwin, Jerred A. Chute, Vivek V. Dhas
  • Patent number: 11781196
    Abstract: A grain-oriented electromagnetic steel sheet exhibits excellent magnetic characteristics and excellent coating film adhesion after strain relieving annealing. The grain-oriented electromagnetic steel sheet includes: a steel sheet; a coating film layer A that is a ceramic coating film which is formed on the steel sheet and has an oxide content of less than 30% by mass; and a coating film layer B that is an insulating tension coating film which is arranged on the coating film layer A and contains an oxide. The binding energy of the 1s orbital of oxygen in the coating film layer B is higher than 530 eV; and tension applied to the steel sheet by the coating film layer B per a thickness of 1.0 ?m of the coating film layer B is 4.0 MPa/?m or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Takumi Umada, Shigehiro Takajo, Takashi Terashima
  • Patent number: 11781580
    Abstract: A method of applying a corrosion-resistant coating to a fastener that includes preheating an area of the fastener to be coated to elevate a temperature of the area and spraying the preheated area of the fastener with a molten or semi-molten metal. In one embodiment, a corrosion-resistant coating applicator includes a support structure, a rotatable slotted fastener conveyer supported by the support structure, a feeder configured to feed fasteners to the rotatable slotted fastener conveyer, a fastener aligner configured to make head portions of the fasteners aligned with each other, a heater configured to heat head portions of the fasteners as the fasteners are being conveyed by the slotted fastener conveyer, and a sprayer configured to apply a corrosion-resistant coating to the heated head portions of the fasteners being conveyed by the slotted fastener conveyer. The present disclosure also provides corrosion-resistant coated fasteners made using the coating methods and/or coating apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Horst, Donald E. Bergstrom, Johnny Bertelsen, Signe Tolberg Andersen, Flemming Sørensen
  • Patent number: 11781023
    Abstract: A free radical curable automotive body primer is provided that has a color change corresponding to the progress of the cure process until a dry to sand condition has been attained and an internal colored guide coat that does not change color given its exposure to ambient air and as a result, has a different color on the surface of the primer than when in bulk, allowing for the detection and removal of low spots or other imperfections from a vehicle body by additional sanding of the inventive primer to remove oxidized guide coat colorant surface regions. The cure color change is achieved through resort to at least one color changing dye that reacts with a free radical cure initiator during the vehicle body priming process and changes color to indicate when the primer composition has achieved a level of cure so as to be dry enough to sand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Helena Twardowska, Carlton G. Seaboldt, David J. McKinney