Inorganic Materials Only Containing At Least One Metal Atom Patents (Class 106/286.1)
  • Patent number: 10059899
    Abstract: The invention relates to a component having a coating containing chromium, nitrogen and carbon, which component is characterized in that the coating comprises a sliding layer having a ceramic phase and an amorphous phase. According to the invention the ceramic phase forms a crystalline ceramic matrix from Crx(C1-yNy) with 0.8=x=1.2 and y>0.7, and the amorphous phase consists of carbon particles that are embedded in substantially uniform distribution in the crystalline ceramic matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: MAHLE International GmbH
    Inventors: Monika Lehnert, Kurt Maier
  • Patent number: 10047610
    Abstract: Disclosed is a ceramic matrix composite (CMC) material including rare earth phosphate ceramic fibers embedded in a ceramic matrix, wherein the ceramic matrix also optionally includes a rare earth phosphate material. Methods for manufacturing the CMC material and gas turbine engine components formed of the CMC material are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Bahram Jadidian, Eric Passman
  • Patent number: 9598314
    Abstract: Provided herein is a cementitious composition comprising a photoactivator, wherein the photoactivator is capable of converting NOx to NO2— or NO3— when exposed to ultraviolet (U.V.) or visible light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignees: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gaurav Sant, Magdalena Balonis-Sant, Kimberly E. Kurtis
  • Patent number: 9506138
    Abstract: The second compression ring is formed such that the outer peripheral surface shape has a tapered face, and the radial cross-sectional shape is a rectangular ring, a scraper ring, or a Napier ring, and has a piston ring base and a hard film provided at least on an outer peripheral sliding surface thereof. The piston ring base is composed of a low-alloy steel or carbon steel having a Vickers hardness of Hv 350 Hv 550. The outer peripheral sliding surface is formed so that the axial length is from 0.01 to 0.30 mm between the outer edge end part of the tapered outer peripheral sliding surface and an imaginary line contacting with a lower end surface where a curved surface having a diameter that decreases gradually inward from the outer edge end part toward the lower end in the axial direction is parallel to a ring underside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Nippon Piston Ring Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Sugiura, Atsushi Chiba, Makoto Kajiwara, Kazuhiro Fujimura, Katsuaki Ogawa, Kazuhiro Sameshima
  • Patent number: 9022228
    Abstract: A domestic appliance filter for use in a laundry treatment device includes a basic filter material with a hydrophobic coating for filtering out matter from a process water duct or a process air duct. The basic filter material includes a material which is resistant to temperatures of 160° C. or more and the hydrophobic coating on the basic filter material effects a surface energy of less than 35 mN/m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventor: Klaus Grunert
  • Patent number: 9005357
    Abstract: Present invention relates to methods of preparing molybdenum oxide inks and molybdenum oxide films, and use of the molybdenum oxide films as hole-transporting layers in optoelectronic devices. The ink for forming a hybrid molybdenum (VI) oxide (MoO3) film on a substrate comprises an ammonium molybdate, at least one inorganic salt different from ammonium molybdate, and a solvent or a solvent mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Agency for Science, Technology and Research
    Inventors: Hongjun Liu, Wei Peng Goh, Jie Zhang, Ziyu Jin, Sing Yang Chiam
  • Publication number: 20150072138
    Abstract: A rigid decorative member of the present invention is a rigid decorative member comprising a base and a rigid coating layer laminated on or above the base, wherein the rigid coating layer comprises a reaction compound of raw metal, in which a metal M1 and a metal M2, and in addition, selectively a metal M3 are combined, and of a non-metallic element selected from one or two or more of nitrogen, carbon, and oxygen, or comprises an alloy in which a metal M1 and a metal M2, and in addition, selectively a metal M3 are combined; the metal M1 is selected from one or two of Mo and W; the metal M2 is selected from one or two or more of Nb, Ta, and V; and the metal M3 is selected from one or two or more of Cr, Ti, Hf, and Zr.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicants: CITIZEN WATCH CO., LTD., CITIZEN HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Koutarou Takazaki
  • Publication number: 20150044507
    Abstract: The present invention relates to composition comprising a blend of at least one boron source and at least one silicon source, and the composition further comprises particles selected from particles having wear resistance properties, particles having surface enhancing properties, particles having catalytic properties or combinations thereof, wherein the blend comprises boron and silicon in a weight ratio boron to silicon within a range from about 3:100 wt:wt to about 100:3 wt:wt, wherein silicon and boron are present in the blend in at least 25 wt %, and wherein the at least one boron source and the at least one silicon source are oxygen free except for inevitable amounts of contaminating oxygen, and wherein the blend is a mechanical blend of particles in and the particles have an average particle size less than 250 ?m. The present invention relates further to a method for providing a coated product and a coated product obtained by the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: ALFA LAVAL CORPORATE AB
    Inventor: Per Sjödin
  • Publication number: 20150040799
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to the field of conversion coating. More specifically, the present disclosure relates to improved methods for improving efficiency of chromium conversion coat processing lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Lawrence M. Lawless
  • Patent number: 8926746
    Abstract: Flaky particles of the present invention have a particle size distribution in which a value of D90/D10 is at least 2.0 but not more than 3.0, a value of D10 is at least 4.7 ?m but not more than 25 ?m, and a maximum particle diameter is 90 ?m or less, where D10 is defined as a particle diameter at which a cumulative volume of particles reaches 10% when counted from the smaller side, and D90 is defined as a particle diameter at which a cumulative volume of particles reaches 90% when counted from the smaller side. A luster pigment of the present invention contains flaky particles and at least one selected from a metallic layer and a metallic oxide layer that are formed on at least a part of the surface of each of the flaky particles. The luster pigment has a particle size distribution in which a value of D90/D10 is at least 2.0 but not more than 3.0, a value of D10 is at least 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Nippon Sheet Glass Company, Limited
    Inventor: Takashi Wakamiya
  • Publication number: 20140373751
    Abstract: Provided in one embodiment is a coating composition, comprising: a first compound comprising a niobium element, a carbon element, and at least one non-metal element that is capable of forming a second compound with the niobium element or a combination of the niobium element and the carbon element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Christopher A. Schuh, Rafael A. Mesquita
  • Publication number: 20140360407
    Abstract: An yttrium oxide coating has a porosity of 1.5% or less and contains monoclinic yttrium oxide at a ratio of 1% or more and 30% or less to the sum of monoclinic yttrium oxide and cubic yttrium oxide in the coating. The coating is formed, for example, by thermal spraying a thermal spraying material containing yttrium oxide particles and a dispersion medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Junya Kitamura, Hiroaki Mizuno, Filofteia-Laura Toma, Stefan Langner, Lutz-Michael Berger, Annegret Potthoff
  • Publication number: 20140342168
    Abstract: Articles for use at high temperatures, for example as gas turbine engine components, are described. The article includes a substrate and a coating disposed over the substrate. The coating includes a silicate phase that has a composition in accordance with the formula (A(1-x)Dx)2Si2O7, where x is a number at least 0.03 and up to 1; wherein A includes yttrium and D includes a Group 13 element, such as indium, gallium, and/or aluminum. Various combinations of other coatings may be included with the silicate-containing coating to enhance protection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Don Mark Lipkin
  • Publication number: 20140335348
    Abstract: A bright pigment of the present invention is a bright pigment including flaky particles and a metal oxide layer covering each surface of the flaky particles. The bright pigment has a particle diameter corresponding to a 90% volume-cumulative particle diameter from a small particle diameter side, in a particle size distribution, of 55 ?m or less. The flaky particles are formed of a material having a refractive index of 1.4 to 1.8. The flaky particles have an average thickness of 0.35 to 0.55 ?m and substantially do not contain flaky particles having a thickness of 0.15 ?m or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Takeaki Kitamura
  • Publication number: 20140329070
    Abstract: The invention relates to a carbon-based coating (2) which as well as carbon as principal ingredient has at least one first element selected from a group consisting of the transition metals from groups 3 to 10 of the Periodic Table of the Elements, the carbon in the coating (2) being present predominantly in sp2-hybridized form, and the coating (2) comprising at least one further element from a group encompassing silicon, germanium, aluminum, and the transition metals from groups 3 to 10 of the Periodic Table of the Elements, with the proviso that said at least one further element is not the same as the first element, and the cumulative fraction of said at least one further element in the coating (2) is between 0.1 at % and 5 at %, and the cumulative fraction of said at least one first element is between 0.5 at % and 10 at %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: HIGH TECH COATINGS GMBH
    Inventors: Markus Draxler, Susan Field, Klaus Preinfalk
  • Publication number: 20140311383
    Abstract: A structural three dimensional nanocomposite with improved mechanical properties is provided. The structural three dimensional nanocomposite includes (a) spherical shaped nanoparticles, (b) a matrix, and (c) an inter phase structure. The matrix may be selected from at least one of (a) polymer matrix, and (b) a nano metal matrix. The spherical shaped nanoparticles are reinforced with the matrix. The spherical shaped nanoparticles are uniformly distributed throughout the matrix. The inter phase structure transfers stress from the matrix to obtain the spherical shaped nanoparticles with improved mechanical properties. The structural three dimensional nanocomposite have high and equal mechanical strength in three dimensions when the structural three dimensional nanocomposite is at least one of (a) volume compressive stress condition, and (b) volume expansive stress condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Thirunavukkarasu Asaimuthu
  • Publication number: 20140261080
    Abstract: A vapor deposition method may include applying a first electron beam to vaporize a portion of a first target material comprising a rare earth oxide, where the first electron beam delivers a first amount of energy. The method also may include applying a second electron beam to vaporize a portion of a second target material comprising silica, where the second electron beam delivers a second amount of energy different from the first amount of energy. In some examples, the second target material is separate from the first target material. Additionally, the portion of the first target material and the portion of the second target material may be deposited substantially simultaneously over a substrate to form a layer over the substrate. A system for practicing vapor deposition methods and articles formed using vapor deposition methods are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: ROLLS-ROYCE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kang N. Lee
  • Publication number: 20140272384
    Abstract: Embodiments provided herein describe coating formulations, such as those used to form optical coatings, panels having optical coatings thereon, and methods for forming optical coatings and panels. The coating formulation includes an aqueous-based suspension of particles. The particles have a sheet-like morphology and a thickness of less than about 10 nm. The coating also includes a polysiloxane or silane emulsion, a polysiloxane or silane solution, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Intermolecular Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Jewhurst, Nikhil Kalyankar
  • Patent number: 8828562
    Abstract: The present invention provides hard coating film which excels conventional surface coating layer in wear resistance, has lower frictional coefficient and better slideability, a material coated with the hard coating film, a die for cold plastic working, and a method for forming the hard coating film. The hard coating film according to the present invention is a hard coating film comprising (NbxM1?x)y(BaCbN1?a?b)1?y, where 0.2?x?1.0??Equation (1) 0?a?0.3??Equation (2) 0?1?a?b?0.5??Equation (3) 0.5?b=1??Equation (4) 0.4?1?y?0.9??Equation (5) [however, M denotes at least one species of elements belonging to Groups 4a, 5a, and 6a and Si and Al; x, 1?x, a, b, and 1?a?b represent respectively the atomic ratio of Nb, M, B, C and N; and y and 1?y represent respectively the ratio of (NbxM1?x) and (BaCbN1?a?b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenji Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8815006
    Abstract: A method for the coating of a substrate in which a starting material (P) is sprayed onto the substrate in the form of a process jet by means of plasma spraying, with the starting material (P) being injected into a plasma which defocuses the process jet and being melted partly or completely into a liquid phase there at a low process pressure which is at most 20,000 Pa, wherein a gas flow for the process jet is set such that the substrate is coated by deposition from the liquid phase in at least one region which is located in the geometric shadow with respect to the process jet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventors: Rajiv J. Damani, Malko Gindrat
  • Publication number: 20140234468
    Abstract: There is provided a mold blank comprising a hard mask, wherein the hard mask layer has a composition containing chromium, nitrogen, and oxygen and has a content variation structure in which content of the nitrogen is varied continuously or gradually in a layer thickness direction and content of the oxygen is varied in the layer thickness direction continuously or gradually substantially in an opposite direction to the nitrogen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazutake Taniguchi, Shuji Kishimoto, Takashi Sato
  • Publication number: 20140182511
    Abstract: A susceptor for supporting a crucible includes a body with an interior surface defining a cavity. A coating is disposed on the interior surface to provide a barrier for preventing contact between the body of the susceptor and the crucible disposed within the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: Shailendra B. Rathod, Richard J. Phillips
  • Publication number: 20140178591
    Abstract: The present invention related to a silicon based coating suitable for being applied onto metallic surfaces of a household appliance. The coating of the present invention protects the metallic surfaces of the household appliance against the yellowing or changes in color, through temperatures, among other factors, and eases the cleaning of the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: MABE, S.A. DE C.V.
    Inventors: Maria de los Angeles Calixto Martinez, Ulises Hernandez Orduña, Gilberto Magaña Loredo, Jesus Manuel Salinas Gutierrez, Virginia Hidolina Collins Martinez, Juan Francisco Perez Robles, Jesus Gonzalez Hernandez, Alejandro Lopez Ortiz
  • Patent number: 8758212
    Abstract: A sulfur-sand limestone mortar and methods of preparing the sulfur-sand limestone mortar and disposing of elemental sulfur, are disclosed. In embodiments, the sulfur-sand limestone mortar includes elemental sulfur, limestone powder, and sand. Modifiers, such as plasticizers, are not required and are not used in embodiments of the sulfur-sand limestone mortar. In embodiments of the method to prepare the sulfur-sand limestone mortar, each of the elemental sulfur, limestone powder, and sand are heated to at least 140 C, then combined, and then allowed to solidify.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignees: Saudi Arabian Oil Company, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
    Inventors: Mohammed Al-Mehthel, Mohammed Maslehuddin, Saleh Al-Idi, Mohammed Rizwan Ali, Mohammed Salihu Barry
  • Publication number: 20140127514
    Abstract: An inorganic hydrophilic coating solution including (a) an aqueous solution containing an amorphous silicate compound obtained by hydrolyzing and condensing a tetrafunctional silicon compound having a purity of 99.0 mass % or greater in an aqueous medium in the presence of a basic compound at a temperature within a range from normal temperature to 170° C., (b) water, and optionally, (c) not more than 30 mass % of an alcohol, a ketone, or a surfactant, where the concentration of the solid fraction derived from the aqueous solution containing the amorphous silicate compound is 0.01 to 2.0 mass % and the pH is 5 to 8; an inorganic hydrophilic coating film formed from a dried and cured product of the inorganic hydrophilic coating solution; a member having a substrate and the inorganic hydrophilic coating film formed on the surface of the substrate; and a cover panel for a solar cell module including the member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co.,Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Inoue, Manabu Furudate, Yoshitsugu Eguchi, Tadashi Amano
  • Patent number: 8691376
    Abstract: UV resistant inorganic coatings which exhibit photochemical activity that destroys toxic biological and chemical agents are disclosed. The inorganic coatings include semiconductor metal oxide nanoparticles that are photo-chemically active dispersed in an inorganic binder. In one embodiment, anatase titanium dioxide nanoparticles are dispersed in a silicon dioxide or silicate binder. Applications may include spacecraft, aircraft, ships, military vehicles, high value equipment and buildings such as subway stations, hospitals, railroad stations and stadiums.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation
    Inventors: John Douglas Weir, Ronald Gary Pirich, Donald DiMarzio, Dennis J. Leyble, Steven Chu
  • Publication number: 20140093686
    Abstract: A roofing granule can include a material including a transition metal carbonate; a mixed metal carbonate, wherein at least one metal within the mixed metal carbonate includes a transition metal; a first metal carbonate and a second metal compound, wherein the first and second metals are different metal elements; a third metal carbonate and silica; or any combination thereof. A process of forming a roofing granule can include providing a base particle having pores, and infiltrating a fluid into the pores of the base particle, wherein the fluid includes a carbonate. The process can further include reacting the carbonate with a metal compound within the base particle to form a metal carbonate, wherein the roofing granule comprises a material that includes the metal carbonate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventors: Gregory F. Jacobs, Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Ming Liang Shiao
  • Publication number: 20140072720
    Abstract: Aspects relate to patterned nanostructures having a feature size not including film thickness of below 5 microns. The patterned nanostructures are made up of nanoparticles having an average particle size of less than 100 nm. A nanoparticle composition, which, in some cases, includes a binder material, is applied to a substrate. A patterned mold used in concert with electromagnetic radiation function to manipulate the nanoparticle composition in forming the patterned nanostructure. In some embodiments, the patterned mold nanoimprints a suitable pattern on to the nanoparticle composition and the composition is cured through UV or thermal energy. Three-dimensional patterned nanostructures may be formed. A number of patterned nanostructure layers may be prepared and suitably joined together. In some cases, a patterned nanostructure may be formed as a layer that is releasable from the substrate upon which it is initially formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: University of Massachusetts
    Inventors: James Watkins, Michael R. Beaulieu, Nicholas R. Hendricks
  • Patent number: 8663379
    Abstract: A composition used for coating machine parts used in the production of pig iron or steel may include aluminum nitride (AlN) in a proportion of from 10% by weight to 40% by weight, one or more metal-oxidic substances in a proportion of from ?2 to 10% by weight, of which at least one comes from the group consisting of aluminum oxide, zirconium oxide, and LD converter dust, and an inorganic binder in a proportion of up to 70% by weight, where the % by weight are based on the total weight of the composition. A suspension based on the composition, and the use of the composition or the composition suspension for coating machine parts used in the production of pig iron or steel, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens VAI Metals Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Lechner, Marinko Lekic-Ninic
  • Publication number: 20140056642
    Abstract: The invention provides a riding surface formed of a mixture of sand with stone fibres.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: Rockwool International A/S
    Inventor: Linda de Vries
  • Patent number: 8613798
    Abstract: A transition metal oxide insulator composition having a tuned band gap includes a transition metal oxide having a perovskite or a perovskite-like crystalline structure. The transition metal oxide includes at least one first element selected from the group of Bi, Ca, Ba, Sr, Li, Na, Mg, K, Pb, and Pr; and at least one second element selected from the group of Ti, Al, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zr, Nb, Mo, Ru, Rh, Pd, Hf, Ta, W, Re, Os, Ir, and Pt. At least one correlated insulator is integrated into the crystalline structure, including REMO3, wherein RE is at least one Rare Earth element, and wherein M is at least one element selected from the group of Co, V, Cr, Ni, Mn, and Fe. The composition is characterized by a band gap of less than 4.5 eV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: UT-Battelle, LLC
    Inventors: Ho Nyung Lee, Matthew F. Chisholm, Jr., Gerald Earle Jellison, Jr., David J. Singh, Woo Seok Choi
  • Publication number: 20130309495
    Abstract: Graphene produced by media ball milling has very small particle size, a relatively high surface area and unique aspect ratios. It is uniquely suited to make nano-composites or coating by coating or admixing other particles. Metals or metal oxides can be coated or formed into composites with the high surface area, relatively low aspect ratio graphene. If the added particles are larger than the graphene, they are coated with graphene, and if they are about the same approximate size, a nano-composite forms. The nanocomposites are useful for producing electrodes, especially for battery and supercapacitor applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: Inhwan Do, Michael Knox, Scott Murray, Robert M. Privette
  • Publication number: 20130306002
    Abstract: The erosion-prone sections of the tubes in a circulating fluidized bed boiler are provided with a locally thickened sidewall without forming discontinuities on the outer surface of the tubes. This can be accomplished, for example, by replacing the erosion prone portion of the tube with a section having a smaller inside diameter, but the same outside diameter, or by replacing the erosion prone portion of the tube with a section having a thicker sidewall, but the same inside diameter, and smoothing over the outside discontinuity with an alloy coating. A useful alloy coating is also disclosed which can be used for this and other applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: ALSTOM Technology Ltd
    Inventor: Michael Walter SEITZ
  • Patent number: 8574665
    Abstract: A palladium precursor composition contains a palladium salt and an organoamine. The composition permits the use of solution processing methods to form palladium layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Yiliang Wu, Ping Liu
  • Patent number: 8568824
    Abstract: A non-catalytic palladium precursor composition is disclosed, including a palladium salt and an organoamine, wherein the composition is substantially free of water. The composition permits the use of solution processing methods to form a palladium layer on a wide variety of substrates, including in a pattern to form circuitry or pathways for electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Yiliang Wu, Ping Liu
  • Patent number: 8568525
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a hard coating film, a material coated with the hard coating film, and a die for cold plastic working, the coating film excelling conventional surface coating layers in wear resistance as well as slidability with a low frictional coefficient. The hard coating film is characterized by a chemical composition of (VxM1-x)(BaCbN1-a-b), where 0.4?x?0.95 ??(1A) 0?a?0.2 ??(2A) 0?1-a-b?0.35 ??(3A) 0.6?b?1 ??(4A) M denotes at least one species of elements belonging to Groups 4a, 5a, and 6a and Si and Al; and x, 1-x, a, b, and 1-a-b represent respectively the atomic ratio of V, M, B, C, and N.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenji Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8562732
    Abstract: There is provided a method for manufacturing a ceramic honeycomb structure comprising: a coating material adjustment step for obtaining a coating material by mixing at least water with a ceramic powder aggregate having only one peak in a particle size distribution, an average particle size of 23 to 39 ?m, and a particle size distribution width of 15 to 33, a coating material application step for applying the coating material to cover the outer periphery of a honeycomb structure having a plurality of cells separated by porous ceramic partition walls, and a coating material heat-drying step for forming an outer wall by heat-drying the coating material after the coating material application step. By the method, the outer periphery is covered with a coating material to form an outer wall to hardly generate, for example, crack generation and peeling upon drying the outer wall, and the coating material is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryuta Kono, Yoshiro Ono, Yasushi Noguchi
  • Patent number: 8535804
    Abstract: The present invention provides an inorganic artificial marble having excellent impact strength and weather resistance. The inorganic artificial marble can be a substitute for natural stone and used as an exterior finishing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Cheil Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Joon Hyun Park, Chang Ho Son, Dong Hee Kim, Eung Seo Park
  • Publication number: 20130237011
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a thin-film transistor substrate includes: applying a composition on a substrate to form a thin-film on the substrate, heating the thin-film, and patterning the thin-film to form an oxide semiconductor pattern. The composition includes a metal nitrate and water. The potential of hydrogen (pH) of the composition is about 1 to about 4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicants: KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yeon-Taek JEONG, Bo-Sung KIM, Doo-Hyoung LEE, Seung-Ho JUNG, Tae-Young CHOI, Doo-Na KIM, Byeong-Soo BAE, Chan-Woo YANG, Byung-Ju LEE, Kang-Moon JO, Young-Hwan HWANG, Jun-Hyuck JEON
  • Patent number: 8524786
    Abstract: A process for producing a fine silver particle colloidal dispersion which can simply form conductive silver layers and antimicrobial coatings by screen printing or the like. The process is characterized by having a reaction step of allowing an aqueous silver nitrate solution to react with a mixed solution of an aqueous iron(II) sulfate solution and an aqueous sodium citrate solution to form an agglomerate of fine silver particles, a filtration step of filtering the resultant agglomerate of fine silver particles to obtain a cake of the agglomerate of fine silver particles, a dispersion step of adding pure water to the cake to obtain a first fine silver particle colloidal dispersion of a water system in which dispersion the fine silver particles have been dispersed in the pure water, and a concentration and washing step of concentrating and washing the first fine silver particle colloidal dispersion of a water system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Kato, Masaya Yukinobu
  • Patent number: 8518496
    Abstract: The erosion-prone sections of the tubes in a circulating fluidized bed boiler are provided with a locally thickened sidewall without forming discontinuities on the outer surface of the tubes. This can be accomplished, for example, by replacing the erosion prone portion of the tube with a section having a smaller inside diameter, but the same outside diameter, or by replacing the erosion prone portion of the tube with a section having a thicker sidewall, but the same inside diameter, and smoothing over the outside discontinuity with an alloy coating. A useful alloy coating is also disclosed which can be used for this and other applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: ALSTOM Technology Ltd
    Inventor: Michael W. Seitz
  • Publication number: 20130202895
    Abstract: The invention relates to a coating composition comprising an inorganic oxide precursor AMOx based on at least one inorganic element A selected from the group consisting of aluminum, silicium, titanium, zirconium, niobium, indium, tin, antimony, tantalum, and bismuth; and an inorganic oxide precursor BMOx based on at least one inorganic element B selected from the group consisting of scandium, yttrium, lanthanum, and the lanthanoids; wherein AMOx and BMOx are capable of forming a mixed inorganic oxide. A coating made from this composition shows enhanced resistance to hydrolysis. The invention also relates to a process for applying a coating on a substrate using such composition, more specifically to a liquid coating composition for use in a process of applying an anti-reflective coating on transparent substrate; to a coated substrate obtained with such process, and to an article, like a solar panel, comprising such coated substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Nanning Joerg Arfsten, Roberto Arnoldus Dominicus Maria Habets, Pascal Jozef Paul Buskens
  • Publication number: 20130199411
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cemented carbide for oil and gas applications comprising a hard phase comprising WC and a binder phase wherein the cemented carbide composition comprises WC and, in wt-%, 3-11 Ni, 0.5-7 Cr, 0.3-1.5 Mo, 0-1 Nb, and 0-0.2 Co, and a method of making thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: SANDVIK INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AB
    Inventors: Michael Carpenter, Jane Smith
  • Publication number: 20130196167
    Abstract: A hydrophilic film is formed on the surface of a metal material, inhibits the growth of condensation water, and provides mold resistance, and a hydrophilization treatment agent is used for forming the hydrophilic film. The hydrophilization treatment agent has one or more compounds selected from poorly water-soluble cerium compounds; and a hydrophilic film prepared from the hydrophilization treatment agent. The poorly water-soluble cerium compounds are one or more compounds selected from cerium carbonate, cerium fluoride, cerium fluoride, and cerium oxide. By forming the hydrophilic film on the surface of a metal material, the growth of condensation water can be inhibited, and the mold resistance can be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: NIHON PARKERIZING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toshihisa Kataoka
  • Publication number: 20130180432
    Abstract: Disclosed is a coating, a turbine component, and a process of fabricating a turbine component. The coating includes a ceramic phase formed by ceramic particles and a ductile matrix having a ductility greater than the ceramic phase. The ceramic phase includes substantially the same microstructure as the ceramic particles. The turbine component includes a surface having the coating. The process includes applying the coating to the surface of the turbine component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Eklavya CALLA, Warren Arthur NELSON, Paul Stephen DIMASCIO, Krishnamurthy ANAND, Sundar AMANCHERLA, Maruthi MANCHIKANTI
  • Patent number: 8475941
    Abstract: There is provided a hard film excellent in wear resistance. The hard film in accordance with the present invention includes (TiaCrbAlcLd)(BxCyNz) in terms of composition, in which the L is at least one of Si and Y, and the a, b, c, d, x, y, and z each denote the atomic ratio, and satisfy: 0.1?a<0.3; 0.3<b<0.6; 0.2?c<0.35; 0.01?d<0.1; a+b+c+d=1; x?0.1; y?0.1; 0.8?z?1; and x+y+z=1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenji Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20130164499
    Abstract: Provided are methods and compositions pertaining to coatings (e.g., paints) for covering a substrate. In some aspects and embodiments the coatings may include a heat reflective metal oxide pigment that, applied to an external surface of a building (or applied on a substrate used for an external surface of a building) reduces energy consumption in the building. In other aspects and embodiments, provided are textured coatings having a texturing material; e.g., methods and compositions are provided pertaining to textured coatings that can be applied robotically or in an automated fashion. In various aspects and embodiments, textured coatings are provided that include a texturing material and a heat reflective metal oxide pigment. In some aspects and embodiments coatings are provided that include pumice texturing materials (e.g., pumice having particle sizes of greater than 150 microns).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventor: Jay A. Haines
  • Publication number: 20130136920
    Abstract: Provided is a food-cooking surface for a culinary article or domestic electrical cooking appliance, consisting in depositing Zr and/or Nb and/or Ti on a substrate, the production process including a step of carburizing and/or nitriding at least one of the aforementioned elements, characterized in that the cooking surface also includes depositing Si so as to produce (Zr/Nb/Ti)—Si—(N/C) coatings. Also provided is a culinary article or domestic electrical or gas cooking appliance comprising such a cooking surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicants: SEB S.A., CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE, UNIVERSITE DE LORRAINE
    Inventors: Stephane Tuffe, Jean-Francois Pierson
  • Publication number: 20130115460
    Abstract: Provided is a bonding material which can bond base materials or substrates having different linear thermal expansion coefficients, and can have heat resistance against temperatures of 300° C. or higher, vacuum airtightness and bonding strength, further which has excellent handleability and workability. The bonding material is produced by mixing, in a content ratio of 0.01 to 60 mass % (to the whole), a metal Ga, and/or at least one metal or alloy powder selected from the group consisting of a metal powder mixture of a combination of Bi and Sn or an alloy powder thereof, and a metal powder mixture of a combination of Bi, Sn and Mg or an alloy powder thereof with a Bi2O3-based glass frit powder having an average particle diameter of 200 ?m or less. The bonding material may be formed in a paste form by adding a solvent thereto. This feature makes it possible to bond together substrates having different thermal expansion coefficients without causing a crack or unsticking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: SOPHIA PRODUCT CO.
    Inventor: Minoru Yamada
  • Publication number: 20130092051
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an electroconductive thick film paste composition comprising Ag and a Pb-free bismuth-tellurium-oxide both dispersed in an organic medium. The present invention is further directed to an electrode formed from the paste composition and a semiconductor device and, in particular, a solar cell comprising such an electrode. The present invention is also directed to the bismuth-tellurium oxide that is a component of thick film pastes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: E. I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company
    Inventor: Kenneth Warren Hang