Patents Examined by Katherine A. Bareford
  • Patent number: 11118257
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a fiber reinforced coating. The method includes providing a substrate and plasma spraying a ceramic matrix having fibers encapsulated in a precursor material onto the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: RAYTHEON TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Christopher W. Strock
  • Patent number: 11078073
    Abstract: Provided is a self-processing synthesis of hybrid nanostructures, novel nanostructures and uses thereof in the construction of electronic and optoelectronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Yissum Research Development Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Ltd.
    Inventors: Roie Yerushalmi, Yossef Paltiel, Ori Pinchas-Hazut, Sharon Waichman, Amir Ziv, Shira Yochelis
  • Patent number: 11056685
    Abstract: A method of fabricating nanocomposite anode material embodying a lithium titanate (LTO)-multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWNT) composite intended for use in a lithium-ion battery includes providing multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWNTs), including nanotube surfaces, onto which functional oxygenated carboxylic acid moieties are arranged, generating 3D flower-like, lithium titanate (LTO) microspheres, including thin nanosheets and anchoring the acid-functionalized MWNTs onto surfaces of the 3D LTO microspheres by ?-? interaction strategy to realize the nanocomposite anode material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: The Research Foundation for the State University of New York
    Inventors: Stanislaus Wong, Lei Wang, Coray McBean, Amy C. Marschilok, Kenneth Takeuchi, Esther S. Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 11047052
    Abstract: The present invention provides a resin plating method using an etching bath containing manganese as an active ingredient, the method being capable of maintaining stable etching performance even during continuous use. The resin plating method includes: an etching step, which uses a resin material-containing article as an object to be treated and etches the article using an acidic etching bath containing manganese; a catalyst application step, which uses palladium as a catalyst metal; and an electroless plating step; and the method further includes a step of maintaining the palladium concentration in the acidic etching bath at 100 mg/L or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: OKUNO CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shingo Nagamine, Koji Kita, Kuniaki Otsuka
  • Patent number: 10982329
    Abstract: Provided are an insulation-coated oriented magnetic steel sheet having an insulating coat with excellent heat resistance; and a method for manufacturing the same. This insulation-coated oriented magnetic steel sheet has an oriented magnetic steel sheet, and an insulating coat arranged on the surface of the oriented magnetic steel sheet, the insulating coat containing Si, P, O, and Cr, and at least one element selected from the group consisting of Mg, Ca, Ba, Sr, Zn, Al, and Mn. The XPS spectrum of the outermost surface of the insulating coat has peaks observed at Cr2p1/2 and Cr2p3/2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Terashima, Kazutoshi Hanada, Ryuichi Suehiro, Makoto Watanabe, Toshito Takamiya
  • Patent number: 10982311
    Abstract: A design method of tangential gradient thermal spraying coating for complex profile workpieces solves the erosion-resistant problem, and obtains a corresponding relation between the ductile-brittle ratio of the thermal sprayed coating and the impact angle change. The method includes: determining the complex profile part surface impact angle change rule according to the part operation environment conditions; selecting an erosion-resistant coating material according to the service condition requirement; obtaining the relation among the impact angle, ductile-brittle angle and erosion rate of the coating by an erosion test; determining the coating and the impact angle ductile-brittle corresponding relation curve; and performing spraying by using dual-channel powder feeding thermal spraying equipment the powder feeding quantity of which is adjustable in real time, based on a matching relation between the tangential gradient coating and the surface impact angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: SHANDONG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Fangyi Li, Haiyang Lu, Zhen Li, Jiyu Du, Jiantong Shang, Jianfeng Li, Liming Wang, Yanle Li, Ziwu Liu, Xingyi Zhang, Xueju Ran
  • Patent number: 10920323
    Abstract: Provided are an insulating-coated oriented magnetic steel sheet having an insulating coating of excellent heat resistance, and a method for manufacturing the same. This insulating-coated oriented magnetic steel sheet has an oriented magnetic steel sheet, and an insulating coating arranged on the surface of the oriented magnetic steel sheet. The insulating coating contains Si, P, and O, and at least one element selected from the group consisting of Mg, Ca, Ba, Sr, Zn, Al, and Mn, the K-absorption edge of the P in the insulating coating having an XAFS spectrum that exhibits three absorption peaks from 2156 eV to 2180 eV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Terashima, Kazutoshi Hanada, Ryuichi Suehiro, Makoto Watanabe, Toshito Takamiya
  • Patent number: 10892065
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for forming a metal pattern on a pattern formation section set in a part or the whole of a region on a base material, the base material including a fluorine-containing resin layer on a surface including at least the pattern formation section, the method including the step of: forming a functional group on a pattern formation section of the fluorine-containing resin layer by a treatment such as ultraviolet-ray irradiation, then applying to the surface of the base material a metal fine particle dispersion liquid in which metal fine particles protected by an amine compound as a first protective agent and a fatty acid as a second protective agent are dispersed in a solvent, and fixing the metal fine particles on the pattern formation section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignees: TANAKA KIKINZOKU KOGYO K.K., NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Satoshi Miyazaki, Yuichi Makita, Hitoshi Kubo, Tatsuo Hasegawa, Toshikazu Yamada
  • Patent number: 10877603
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for printing touch panel cover glass and a touch panel cover glass manufactured by using the same, the method comprising the steps of: a) inkjet-printing both black ink for a bezel and infrared-transmissive ink on a glass by using two or more inkjet heads; and b) forming a bezel layer and an infrared-transmissive layer by curing the substrate, wherein a gap between the inkjet-printed black ink for a bezel and infrared-transmissive ink printed in the step a) is 1 ?m to 500 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Jae-Hyun Yoo, Mi-Kyoung Kim, Joon-Hyung Kim
  • Patent number: 10857845
    Abstract: A method of making a vehicle coupler assembly comprises the steps of assembling together a coupler assembly, the coupler assembly comprising a coupler grid plate and a kingpin coupled together with the coupler grid plate and extending below a bottom surface of the coupler grid plate and after assembling together the coupler grid and the kingpin, applying a coating to at least a portion of the coupler assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Wabash National, L.P.
    Inventor: Rodney P. Ehrlich
  • Patent number: 10818907
    Abstract: A method of preparing an electrode for a secondary battery including: (a) a process of partially coating an electrode slurry containing an electrode mixture and a solvent on an electrode sheet so that coated portions are positioned with an uncoated portion interposed therebetween; (b) a process of drying the coated portions to remove the solvent; and (c) a process of rolling the dried coated portions, wherein a thickness of the coated portion is decreased and the electrode mixture moves to the uncoated portions, resulting in the coated portions disappearing, in the process (c).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji Hee Ahn, Eun Ju Lee, Myung Ki Lee, Joo Yong Song, Hee Seok Jeong
  • Patent number: 10767264
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for performing a plasma chemical vapour deposition process including a mainly cylindrical resonator having an outer cylindrical wall and an inner coaxial cylindrical wall defining therebetween a resonant cavity operable at an operating frequency. The resonant cavity extends in a circumferential direction around a cylindrical axis of the inner and outer cylindrical wall. The outer cylindrical wall includes an input port connectable to an input waveguide. The inner cylindrical wall includes slit sections extending in a circumferential direction around the cylindrical axis. A greatest dimension defining the aperture of the slit sections is smaller than half the wavelength of the operating frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: DRAKA COMTEQ B.V.
    Inventors: Mattheus Jacobus Nicolaas van Stralen, Igor Milicevic, Gertjan Krabshuis, Ton Breuls
  • Patent number: 10738389
    Abstract: A semiconductor manufacturing apparatus according to an embodiment comprises a container contains a mixed solution that includes a processing solution for plating processing of a substrate and an additive and being capable of draining a part of the mixed solution when a first condition is satisfied. A first supplier supplies the processing solution to the container. A second supplier supplies the additive to the container when the first condition is satisfied and drainage of a part of the mixed solution is finished.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Izumi, Fumitoshi Ikegaya
  • Patent number: 10741811
    Abstract: A preparation method of a separator for an electrochemical device, and a preparation apparatus therefor are provided. The preparation method includes: supplying a porous separator substrate; coating one surface of the porous separator substrate with a first coating agent and a second coating agent by means of a first coating part of a die coating method that includes a first roller; coating the other surface of the porous separator substrate with a third coating agent by means of a second coating part of a roll coating method that includes a second roller; and forming a first coating layer, a second coating layer and a third coating layer by drying the porous separator substrate coated with the first coating agent, the second coating agent and the third coating agent coated thereon, in which a pattern is formed on the surface of the second roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignees: LG Chem, Ltd., TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: Joo-Sung Lee
  • Patent number: 10669635
    Abstract: A method of coating a substrate includes dispersing functionalized diamond nanoparticles in a fluid comprising metal ions to form a deposition composition; disposing a portion of the deposition composition over at least a portion of a substrate; and electrochemically depositing a coating over the substrate. The coating comprises the diamond nanoparticles and a metal formed by reduction of the metal ions in the deposition composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventors: Othon R. Monteiro, Oleg A. Mazyar, Valery N. Khabashesku
  • Patent number: 10656137
    Abstract: This application discloses a method for developing a conductive nano-gap. The first step can comprise depositing a brittle material on a substrate. Next, a conductive graphene layer can be deposited at the surface of the brittle material. Lastly, a crack can be propagated through the brittle material and the graphene using a force, the crack a nano-gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventor: Ethan Pfeiffer
  • Patent number: 10577692
    Abstract: A method of electrolessly plating an iron-based substrate, including immersing an iron-based substrate in an acidic solution, immersing the iron-based substrate in a basic complexing solution, immersing the iron-based substrate in a catalytic metal solution including a catalytic metal, and immersing the iron-based substrate in an electroless nickel plating solution or an electroless cobalt plating solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Doreen D. DiMilia, Yu Luo, Janusz J. Nowak, Lubomyr T. Romankiw
  • Patent number: 10547044
    Abstract: A dry electrode manufacturing process employed for low cost battery through a dry mixing and formation process. A thermal activation renders the dry fabricated electrode comparable to conventional slurry casted electrodes. The dry electrode mixture results from a combination of a plurality of types of constituent particles, including at least an active charge material and a binder, and typically a conductive material such as carbon. The process heats the deposited mixture to a moderate temperature for activating the binder for adhering the mixture to the substrate; and compresses the deposited mixture to a thickness for achieving an electrical sufficiency of the compressed, deposited mixture as a charge material in a battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignees: Worcester Polytechnic Institute, The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventors: Yan Wang, Zhangfeng Zheng, Brandon Ludwig, Heng Pan
  • Patent number: 10526701
    Abstract: Methods of depositing uniform films on substrates using multi-cyclic atomic layer deposition techniques are described. Methods involve varying one or more parameter values from cycle to cycle to tailor the deposition profile. For example, some methods involve repeating a first ALD cycle using a first carrier gas flow rate during precursor exposure and a second ALD cycle using a second carrier gas flow rate during precursor exposure. Some methods involve repeating a first ALD cycle using a first duration of precursor exposure and a second ALD cycle using a second duration of precursor exposure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: Purushottam Kumar, Adrien LaVoie, Hu Kang, Jun Qian, Tuan Nguyen, Ye Wang
  • Patent number: 10513772
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed herein for depositing a passivation layer comprising fluorine over a dielectric material that is sensitive to chlorine, bromine, and iodine. The passivation layer can protect the sensitive dielectric layer thereby enabling deposition using precursors comprising chlorine, bromine, and iodine over the passivation layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: ASM International N.V.
    Inventors: Tom E. Blomberg, Eva E. Tois, Robert Huggare, Jan Willem Maes, Vladimir Machkaoutsan, Dieter Pierreux