Patents Examined by Jose Hernandez-Diaz
  • Patent number: 10590284
    Abstract: A process is described herein for applying antimicrobials to substrates to prevent the growth of biological agents. An antimicrobial-binder mixture is provided. The binder comprises guar gum, ammonium sulfate, urea, and methyl acryloid. The antimicrobial is an organo silane quarternary amine antimicrobial. The antimicrobial-binder mixture is ionized to comprise negatively charged particles. The antimicrobial-binder mixture is aerosolized to form fog. The fog is administered to the surface and dried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: SANIT TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventor: Joseph Giovanniello
  • Patent number: 10585322
    Abstract: Described are electrochromic films produced by low temperature condensation of polyoxometalates and applications thereof. A method of producing an electrochromic film includes depositing a polyoxometalate (POM) solution on a substrate to form a POM film. The POM solution includes anionic POM clusters and counter ions, and may be doped with near-infrared plasmonic nanocrystals. The film is chemically cured using an acid to condense the POM clusters within the POM film. Another method of producing an electrochromic film includes electrochemical deposition and condensation of POM clusters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignees: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM
    Inventors: Anna Llordés Gil, Delia J. Milliron, Gabriel LeBlanc, Yang Wang
  • Patent number: 10563933
    Abstract: A heat radiation member includes a metal base material made of a first metal material; and a plurality of heat radiation sections that are separately attached so as to disperse on a surface of the metal base material and contains a second metal material that is different from the first metal material and an oxide of the second metal material exposed on a surface of each of the respective heat radiation sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuaki Nishio, Kenji Shimoda
  • Patent number: 10562209
    Abstract: A deposition assembly generally comprises a first deposition apparatus that is configured to receive a substrate, such as a glass mandrel. The first deposition apparatus is further configured to deposit a plurality of first monolayer molecules onto at least a surface of the substrate to generate a first coating structure on the substrate. A second deposition apparatus is coupled to the first deposition apparatus, and wherein the second deposition apparatus is configured to deposit a plurality of second monolayer molecules onto at least the surface of the substrate such that the second monolayer molecules are diffused through the first coating structure and at least one aperture is filled by at least one of the second monolayer molecules to generate at least one mold release layer on at least the surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: The Aerospace Corporation
    Inventors: Hyun I. Kim, Rafael J. Zaldivar, James M. Helt
  • Patent number: 10564506
    Abstract: A method for lithiating an electrochromic device comprise forming a first transparent conductive layer on a substrate, forming an electrochromic structure on the first transparent conductive layer, forming a second transparent conductive layer on the electrochromic structure, and lithiating the electrochromic structure through the second transparent conductive layer. In one exemplary embodiment lithiating the electrochromic structure comprises lithiating the electrochromic structure at a temperature range of between about room temperature and about 500 C for the duration of the lithiation process. In another exemplary embodiment, lithiating the electrochromic structure further comprises lithiating the electrochromic structure by using at least one of sputtering, evaporation, laser ablation and exposure to a lithium salt. The electrochromic device can be configured in either a “forward” or a “reverse” stack configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: View, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul P. Nguyen, Shiwei Liu
  • Patent number: 10508352
    Abstract: A method which can perform a soft pre-wetting treatment of a substrate, such as a wafer, with use of a pre-wetting liquid in a smaller amount. This method includes: holding a substrate between a first holding member and a second holding member, with the surface of the substrate being exposed through an opening of the second holding member, and pressing a sealing ridge of the substrate holder against a peripheral portion of the substrate; pressing a sealing block against the substrate holder; forming a vacuum in an external space; performing a seal inspection to check a sealed state provided by the sealing ridge based on a change in pressure in the external space; and performing a pre-wetting treatment by supplying a pre-wetting liquid to the external space while evacuating air from the external space to bring the pre-wetting liquid into contact with the exposed surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: EBARA Corporation
    Inventors: Takahisa Okuzono, Jumpei Fujikata
  • Patent number: 10487219
    Abstract: The present invention provides a coating and associated methods for removing fats, oils and cooking effluent from a range exhaust system. The coating may comprise an emulsion or dispersion of a polyvinyl acetate polymer or copolymer, an acrylic polymer or copolymer, a polyepoxy ester, or a styrene acrylic copolymer, or a polymer or copolymer of polyurethane, polyvinylbutyral, or copolymer blends of any of the above. Optionally, the coating also contains an oil soluble biocide which migrates into fats, oils and cooking effluent deposited in use on the surface of said peelable coating. The coating may be applied in the form of an emulsion, dispersion or solution and is preferably formulated for dispensation as an aerosol from a pressure pack container and packaged within a pressure pack container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: NOVAPHARM RESEARCH (AUSTRALIA) PTY LTD
    Inventors: Steve Krizler, Andrey Vegera
  • Patent number: 10487241
    Abstract: A method of encapsulating an electrical winding in an encapsulant composition. The method includes: (i) providing an electrically insulated wire; (ii) applying the encapsulation composition to the electrically insulated wire to encapsulate the wire; and (iii) winding a further layer of wire around the encapsulated wire. The electrical encapsulant composition includes a silica containing inorganic-organic nano-hybrid matrix, and particles of refractory ceramic suspended in the inorganic-organic nano-hybrid matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: Graham Philip Bruce, John James Anthony Cullen, Stephen Mark Husband, Yongxin Pang, Simon Hodgson
  • Patent number: 10476069
    Abstract: A method for forming a connection such as an electrical connection, to a fiber material electrode element comprises moving a length of the fiber material relative to a pressure injection stage and pressure impregnating by a series of pressure injection pulses a lug material into a lug zone part of the fiber material to surround and/or penetrate fibers of the fiber material and form a lug strip in the lug zone. The fiber material may be a carbon fiber material and the lug material a metal such as Pb or a Pb alloy. Apparatus for forming an electrical connection to a fiber material electrode element is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventors: John Abrahamson, Shane Christie, Hannu Out, Euan Scott Heffer, Yoon San Wong
  • Patent number: 10465278
    Abstract: Provided is a method of cathodic arc process for making a coating containing macroparticles and a coating containing macroparticles. The process comprising inserting a work piece into a cathodic arc apparatus, vaporizing a cathodic material and adjusting the parameters of the arc to form liquid, semi-solid or solid macroparticles which are embedded into or onto the coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: MDS COATING TECHNOLOGIES CORP.
    Inventors: Simon Durham, Stefan Tzanev, Manuel Mendez, Steve Guetre
  • Patent number: 10449738
    Abstract: A method for producing solidified fiber bundles includes applying a melt or solution to a carrier web forming a viscous coating, applying parallel filaments under tension to the carrier web, and pressing the filaments into the viscous coating, forming an impregnate. The coating is partially solidified until a plastically deformable state of the impregnate is obtained by vaporizing the solvent, thermal curing and/or cooling. The impregnate is rolled onto a winding core to form a roll while maintaining a winding tension of the filaments in the impregnate. The outer roll is fixed on the winding core by a sleeve and/or by adhesive tape. The impregnate is solidified by vaporizing the solvent, thermal curing and/or cooling. The solidified impregnate is divided up to form solidified fiber bundles. A pressure produced by the winding tension of the filaments in the impregnate is exerted on the roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: SGL Carbon SE
    Inventors: Rudi Beck, Florian Gojny, Frank Kochems, Konrad Maier
  • Patent number: 10422028
    Abstract: A method for conditioning a ceramic layer with a thickness of less than 150 ?m over a substrate is provided. The ceramic layer is cleaned. A region of the ceramic layer is scanned with a pulsed excimer laser beam at a repetition rate of 3-300 Hz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: Lihua Li Huang, Hong Shih, Siwen Li
  • Patent number: 10410900
    Abstract: Precision screen printing is described that is capable of sub-micron uniformity of the metallization materials that are printed on green sheet ceramic. In some examples, puck is formed with electrical traces by screen printing a paste that contains metal on a ceramic green sheet in a pattern of electrical traces and processing the printed green sheet to form a puck of a workpiece carrier. In some example, the printing includes applying a squeegee of a screen printer to the printed green sheet in a squeegeeing direction while the green sheet is on a printer bed of the screen printer. The method further includes mapping the printer bed at multiple locations along the squeegeeing direction, identifying non-uniformities in the printer bed mapping, and modifying a printer controller of the screen printer to compensate for mapped non-uniformities in the printer bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Shih-Ying Huang, Steven E. Babayan, Phillip Criminale, Stephen Prouty, Anthony Huang
  • Patent number: 10325749
    Abstract: A process for repairing a damaged annular region of an anode configured to emit x-rays includes the step of machining the damaged annular region made of an initial target coating to a depth smaller than a thickness of the coating so as to leave behind a residual annular layer. An intermediate layer is then deposited on the residual annular layer. A repairing layer is then deposited on the intermediate layer. A heat treatment is then performed using an anneal which causes, by interdiffusion and formation of a solid solution, the material of the intermediate layer and the material of the residual annular layer to diffuse into each other and further cause the material of the intermediate layer and the material of the repairing layer diffuse into each other. As a result of this anneal the intermediate layer disappears.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: ACERDE
    Inventors: Guillaume Huot, Ariane Petitjean, Herve Poirel, Pierre-Olivier Robert
  • Patent number: 10276348
    Abstract: A capacitively-coupled plasma (CCP) processing system having a plasma processing chamber for processing a substrate is provided. The capacitively-coupled Plasma (CCP) processing system includes an upper electrode and a lower electrode for processing the substrate, which is disposed on the lower electrode during plasma processing. The capacitively-coupled Plasma (CCP) processing system also includes an array of inductor coils arrangement configured to inductively sustain plasma in a gap between the upper electrode and the lower electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: Alexei Marakhtanov, Eric A Hudson, Rajinder Dhindsa, Neil Benjamin
  • Patent number: 10276857
    Abstract: Provided are a method of manufacturing an electrode for a secondary battery which can properly maintain the temperature of a hot gas while requiring a smaller amount of hot gas, and a hot-gas drying furnace used for the method. A control device calculates an amount of decrease in temperature of a hot gas at a blowing position of a nozzle (first position) based on a temperature of the hot gas at second position situated downstream of the first position and a temperature of the hot gas at third position situated downstream of the second position. The control device adds the amount to a set temperature of the hot gas at the first position to calculate a modified set temperature. The control device adjusts an output of a heater depending on a difference between the modified set temperature and the temperature at the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kenji Tsuchiya
  • Patent number: 10256080
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for the plasma treatment of surfaces with a first electrode and a second electrode, the apparatus and method comprises an alternating voltage source between the first and second electrodes, and an electrical field forming, at least between the first and second electrodes, an effective area, which is arranged in front of the first electrode and in which the surface to be treated can be positioned, wherein the second electrode is arranged closer to the effective area than the first electrode. The apparatus and method provides at least one process gas channel for at least one stream of process gas with at least one outlet at the first electrode, wherein the at least one outlet points in the direction of the effective area, the at least one stream of process gas impinges on the electrical field, the electrical field converts the at least one stream of process gas into a stream of plasma, and the stream of plasma impinges on the effective area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: TESA SE
    Inventor: Marcel Hähnel
  • Patent number: 10246771
    Abstract: A PCVD apparatus includes a waveguide member which supports the workpiece with a portion of the waveguide member positioned in a reactor and causes microwaves output from a high-frequency output device to propagate to the workpiece. In a process of gradually increasing an intensity of the microwaves propagating to the workpiece through the waveguide member from “0”, the intensity of the microwaves output from the high-frequency output device when step-up of a bias current of the workpiece occurs is referred to as a first intensity, and in a process of gradually increasing the intensity of the microwaves from the first intensity, the intensity of the microwaves when step-up of the bias current occurs again is referred to as a second intensity. During film formation, the microwaves having an intensity of higher than the first intensity and lower than the second intensity are output from the high-frequency output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazutaka Tachibana, Takayasu Sato, Yoji Sato, Hiromichi Nakata, Kazuyoshi Manabe, Seiji Okamura, Izuru Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10249869
    Abstract: A method of producing an electrode body includes obtaining a state in which an electrode active material layer in a wet state which includes a first solid component containing electrode active material particles and a first liquid phase component and which includes the first solid component at a weight ratio in a range of 70 to 85% is present on the collecting foil, and applying an insulating particle paint which includes a second solid component containing insulating particles and a second liquid phase component and which includes the second solid component at a weight ratio in a range of 35 to 50% onto the electrode active material layer in the wet state, wherein a surface tension value of the first liquid phase component is in a range of 90 to 110% of a surface tension value of the second liquid phase component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masakazu Umehara, Takahiro Kuhara, Shingo Komura
  • Patent number: 10234969
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a composite conductive film is provided. The method includes providing, as a matrix, a layer of cross-linkable polymer, where the cross-linkable polymer is in a non-cross-linked state. The method further includes introducing inorganic nanowires upon a surface of the layer of cross-linkable polymer. The inorganic nanowires are, in isolated form, characterized by a first conductivity stability temperature. The method further includes embedding at least some of the inorganic nanowires into the layer of cross-linkable polymer to form an inorganic mesh, thereby forming the composite conductive film. The method further includes cross-linking the polymer within a surface portion of the composite conductive film. Cross-linking the polymer within the surface portion of the composite conductive film results in the surface portion having a second conductivity stability temperature that is greater than the first conductivity stability temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Sinovia Technologies
    Inventors: Whitney Gaynor, George Burkhard