Patents Examined by Jennifer C. McNeil
  • Patent number: 8173268
    Abstract: A honeycomb body includes a housing and a honeycomb structure with a plurality of channels. The honeycomb structure is formed by at least one at least partially structured metallic layer which forms connecting points that fix the honeycomb structure in place. A cross section of the honeycomb structure has radial zones with the connecting points. At least 1% and no more than 20% of inner contact points of the at least one at least partially structured metallic layer in the cross section form a connecting point in at least one zone. The connecting points have lengths in a structure direction being different in at least two radial zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: EMITEC Gesellschaft fuer Emissionstechnologie mbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Maus, Peter Hirth, Rolf Brück
  • Patent number: 8053011
    Abstract: A device and method of making a cake includes a base wall and a cake form that has a size and shape for receiving the base wall. The cake form includes an outer wall having a shape corresponding to an outer perimeter of the base wall. A bottom edge of the outer wall has a peripheral flange attached thereto. The base wall is positioned into the cake form. Each of a plurality of ring portions is attached to the cake form. A lifting member includes a hand grip and a plurality of tines each having a first end attached to the hand grip and a second end comprising a hook. Each of the ring portions is simultaneously engaged by one of the hooks and the cake form lifted with the hand grip to lift the cake form from a cake after it has been formed in the cake form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Inventor: Sabena H. Cambridge
  • Patent number: 8039130
    Abstract: Heat treatment is conducted at a predetermined temperature of not less than 1250° C. on an underlying substrate obtained by epitaxially forming a first group-III nitride crystal on a predetermined base as an underlying layer. Three-dimensional fine irregularities resulting from crystalline islands are created on the surface of the underlying layer. A second group-III nitride crystal is epitaxially formed on the underlying substrate as a crystal layer. There are a great many fine voids interposed at the interface between the crystal layer and underlying substrate. The presence of such voids suppresses propagation of dislocations from the underlying substrate, which reduces the dislocation density in the crystal layer. As a result, the crystal layer of good crystal quality can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignees: NGK Insulators, Ltd., Dowa Electronics Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomohiko Shibata
  • Patent number: 8029924
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a first seedlayer including a hexagonal close-packed alloy with a sigma phase addition, and an active layer including a plurality of quantum dots on the first seedlayer. The apparatus can further include a substrate, an adhesion layer on the substrate, and a wetting layer on the adhesion layer, wherein the first seedlayer is on the wetting layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Samuel Dacke Harkness, IV, Hans Jürgen Richter
  • Patent number: 8029864
    Abstract: In certain example embodiments, a coated article includes respective layers including diamond-like carbon (DLC) and zirconium nitride before heat treatment (HT). During HT, the hydrogenated DLC acts as a fuel which upon combustion with oxygen produces carbon dioxide and/or water. The high temperature developed during this combustion heats the zirconium nitride to a temperature(s) well above the heat treating temperature, thereby causing the zirconium nitride to be transformed into a new post-HT layer including zirconium oxide that is scratch resistant and durable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventor: Vijayen S. Veerasamy
  • Patent number: 8021758
    Abstract: Composites comprising an aluminum phosphate-based coating component and methods for sealing porous substrate surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Applied Thin Films, Inc.
    Inventors: Sankar Sambasivan, Krishnaswamy K. Rangan
  • Patent number: 8021743
    Abstract: A substrate processing chamber component is capable of being exposed to an energized gas in a process chamber. The component has an underlying structure and first and second coating layers, the first coating layer comprising a first material having a first thermal expansion coefficient and a first surface having an average surface roughness of less than about 25 micrometers. The second coating layer is over the first surface of the first coating layer, the second coating layer comprising a second material having a second thermal expansion coefficient that differs by less than 5% from the first thermal expansion coefficient of the first material and a second surface having an average surface roughness of at least about 50 micrometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Yixing Lin, Daijiang Xu, Clifford Stow
  • Patent number: 8007913
    Abstract: Disclosed are laminated glass articles and methods of making the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Frank T. Coppola, Josef C. Lapp, Monica J. Mashewske
  • Patent number: 8003153
    Abstract: A palatable green leaf tea from Camellia sinensis var. assamica is disclosed. Infusion of 2 g of the leaf tea in 200 ml water for 1.5 minutes at 90° C. produces a beverage comprising catechins in an amount of between 0.01 and 0.1% by weight of the beverage. Also disclosed is a process for manufacturing the leaf tea product wherein fresh leaf from var. assamica is macerated using a combination of a rotorvane and double-cone processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Peter Colliver, Peter Kiprotich Ngeno, Ambalavanar Thiru
  • Patent number: 7981496
    Abstract: A honeycomb structured body of the present invention includes plural pillar-shaped honeycomb units which are bonded to one another through sealing material layers, each unit having in the longitudinal direction a large number of cells placed in parallel with a cell wall therebetween, wherein each honeycomb unit includes inorganic fibers and/or whiskers in addition to inorganic particles, a cross-sectional area of the honeycomb unit on a cross section perpendicular to the longitudinal direction is set to at least about 5 cm2 and at most about 50 cm2, and a coefficient ?L of thermal expansion of the sealing material layer and a coefficient ?F of thermal expansion of the honeycomb unit satisfy the following relationship: about 0.01?|?L??F|/?F?about 1.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Ibiden Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Kazushige Ohno, Masafumi Kunieda, Kazutake Ogyu
  • Patent number: 7972703
    Abstract: Baffle wafers of polycrystalline silicon are placed in non-production slots of a support tower for thermal processing monocrystalline silicon wafers. The polycrystalline silicon is preferably randomly oriented Czochralski polysilicon grown using a randomly oriented seed, for example, CVD grown silicon. An all-silicon hot zone of a thermal furnace may include a silicon support tower placed within a silicon liner and supporting the polysilicon baffle wafers with silicon injector tube providing processing gas within the liner. The randomly oriented polysilicon may be used for other parts requiring a rugged member, for example, within a silicon processing chamber and for structural members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Ferrotec (USA) Corporation
    Inventors: James E. Boyle, Reese Reynolds, Ranaan Y. Zehavi, Robert W. Mytton, Tom L. Cadwell
  • Patent number: 7964239
    Abstract: The present invention provides a bearing material coated slide member manufactured by coating a bearing material on a sliding surface of a slide member, and a method for manufacturing the same, in which the bearing material is composed of an Sn containing alloy powder, and is forced to impact on the sliding surface while being maintained in a solid phase, to thereby form a bearing material coated layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Noritaka Miyamoto, Masaki Hirano
  • Patent number: 7960032
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment providing one or more improvements includes a composite structure of materials that are formed together in a way which gives the composite structure improved yield strength and thermal conduction capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Inventor: Joseph R. Demers
  • Patent number: 7955687
    Abstract: The subject of the invention is the use of a material composed of a substrate equipped with a coating based on titanium oxide surmounted by a thin hydrophilic layer forming at least one part of the outer surface of said material and that is not composed of titanium oxide, as a material that prevents the deposition of mineral soiling on said outer surface in the absence of water runoff.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Glass France
    Inventors: Bernard Nghiem, Georges Zagdoun, Elin Sondergard, Ronan Garrec, Eddy Royer, Andriy Kharchenko, Anne Lelarge, Etienne Barthel
  • Patent number: 7955686
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to a polymeric cellular confinement system which can be filled with soil, concrete, aggregate, earth materials, and the like. More specifically, the present disclosure concerns a cellular confinement system characterized by improved durability against damage generated by UV light, humidity, and aggressive soils, or combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: PRS Mediterranean Ltd.
    Inventors: Izhar Halahmi, Oded Erez, Adi Erez
  • Patent number: 7955690
    Abstract: A fuser member is described wherein the fuser member includes a core, a cushion comprising a first layer adjacent to the core and a second layer on top of the first layer, and a plastic sleeve. Also described is a process for producing a fuser member, which includes applying a first layer of cushioning composition on a core, applying a second layer of cushioning composition on the first layer of the cushioning composition, and applying a plastic sleeve on the second layer of the cushioning composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Jerry A. Pickering, Suzanne P. Clark, Susan C. Baruch
  • Patent number: 7955677
    Abstract: Assemblies for the adhesive attachment to the skin or mucosa of a host are disclosed. The assembly or transdermal patch includes an outer backing layer, a first layer of adhesive on the inner surface of the outer backing layer, an inner backing layer, and an intermediate release liner between the first layer of adhesive and the inner backing layer. The intermediate release liner includes a releasable surface on both its inner and outer surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Mylan Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Brad L. Barnett, Martin Fletcher, Kenneth J. Miller, II
  • Patent number: 7955707
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a material and method for obtaining a ceramic abradable system for high temperature applications. High purity partially stabilized zirconia and/or hafnia base material has higher sintering resistance compared to conventional 6-9 weight percent yttria stabilized zirconia systems. The benefits of these systems are higher service lifetime and low thermal conductivity to achieve high operating temperatures. System includes a superalloy substrate, oxidation resistant bond coat and a thick ceramic abradable top coat. Total coating thickness is about 0.5-5 mm. In some applications an intermediate layer of high purity partially stabilized zirconia or a partially stabilized YSZ/MCrAlY cermet is applied over the oxidation resistant bond coat. In other applications an abradable system is applied on top of a grid. Additional benefits should be reduced blade wear at high operating conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Sulzer Metco (US), Inc.
    Inventors: Liangde Xie, Mitchell Dorfman, Richard Schmid, Jacobus C. Doesburg, Matthew Gold
  • Patent number: 7955983
    Abstract: A method of reducing threading dislocation densities in non-polar such as a-{11-20} plane and m-{1-100} plane or semi-polar such as {10-1n} plane III-Nitrides by employing lateral epitaxial overgrowth from sidewalls of etched template material through a patterned mask. The method includes depositing a patterned mask on a template material such as a non-polar or semi polar GaN template, etching the template material down to various depths through openings in the mask, and growing non-polar or semi-polar III-Nitride by coalescing laterally from the tops of the sidewalls before the vertically growing material from the trench bottoms reaches the tops of the sidewalls. The coalesced features grow through the openings of the mask, and grow laterally over the dielectric mask until a fully coalesced continuous film is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignees: The Regents of the University of California, Japan Science and Technology Agency
    Inventors: Bilge M. Imer, James S. Speck, Steven P. DenBaars
  • Patent number: 7955708
    Abstract: The invention is directed to high purity zirconia-based and/or hafnia-based materials and coatings for high temperature cycling applications. Thermal barrier coatings made from the invention high purity material was found to have significantly improved sintering resistance relative to coatings made from current materials of lower purity. The invention materials are high purity zirconia and/or hafnia partially or fully stabilized by one or any combinations of the following stabilizers: yttria, ytterbia, scandia, lanthanide oxide and actinide oxide. Limits for impurity oxide, oxides other than the intended ingredients, that lead to significantly improved sintering resistance were discovered. High purity coating structures suitable for high temperature cycling applications and for application onto a substrate were provided. In one structure, the coating comprises a ceramic matrix, porosity and micro cracks. In another structure, the coating comprises a ceramic matrix, porosity, macro cracks and micro cracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Sulzer Metco (US), Inc.
    Inventors: Jacobus C. Doesburg, Liangde Xie, Richard Schmid, Matthew Gold