Containing Two Or More Diverse Metal Atoms In A Single Compound Patents (Class 106/286.2)
  • Patent number: 10644048
    Abstract: An optical element comprising a transparent substrate and an anti-reflective coating, wherein the anti-reflective coating further comprises at least a transparent, high refractive index layer and a transparent, low refractive index layer, wherein the high refractive index layer is in contact with the low refractive index layer; and wherein the high refractive index layer is situated at an interface between the anti-reflective coating and air. Further, the low refractive index layer may be silicon oxide; the high refractive index layer may be tantalum oxide or silicon nitride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Chun-Sheng Fan, Chen-Wei Tsai, Wei-Feng Lin
  • Patent number: 10438329
    Abstract: The method provided in the present disclosure includes: obtaining an image photographed by a camera, and performing face detection on the image by using a face detection algorithm, to obtain a face pixel set from the image; positioning a facial feature contour mask over the face pixel set, to obtain a to-be-examined pixel set from the face pixel set, the to-be-examined pixel set including: a plurality of pixels within an image area except pixels masked by the facial feature contour mask in the face pixel set; performing edge contour detection on the to-be-examined pixel set, and extracting one or more blemish regions from the to-be-examined pixel set, to obtain a to-be-retouched pixel set, the to-be-retouched pixel set including: a plurality of pixels within an image area belonging to the blemish regions; and retouching all pixels in the to-be-retouched pixel set, to obtain a retouched pixel set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Guofu Tan, Jilin Li
  • Patent number: 10023499
    Abstract: A hard material which, when used as a material of a sintered material, makes it possible to obtain a sintered material with excellent abrasion resistance, a sintered material, a cutting tool including the sintered material, a method for manufacturing the hard material and a method for manufacturing the sintered material are provided. The hard material contains aluminum, nitrogen, and at least one element selected from the group consisting of titanium, chromium, and silicon, and has a cubic rock salt structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Harada, Akito Ishii, Satoru Kukino
  • Patent number: 9902655
    Abstract: The present invention provides a zirconium oxide-titanium oxide composite sol comprising single nano-level, monodisperse, and amorphous zirconium oxide-titanium oxide composite nanoparticles. Specifically, the present invention provides a zirconium oxide-titanium oxide composite sol comprising zirconium oxide-titanium oxide composite nanoparticles dispersed in a dispersion medium; wherein the zirconium oxide-titanium oxide composite nanoparticles have a ZrO2/TiO2 composition ratio of 95/5 to 50/50, and a primary particle diameter of 10 nm or less, and the dispersion medium is a polar dispersion medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: DAIICHI KIGENSO KAGAKU KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Taku Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 9790587
    Abstract: An article including a substrate and a plurality of coatings disposed on the substrate is presented. The plurality of coatings includes a thermal barrier coating disposed on the substrate; and a protective coating including a calcium-magnesium-aluminum-silicon-oxide (CMAS)-reactive material disposed on the thermal barrier coating. The CMAS-reactive material has an orthorhombic weberite crystal structure. The CMAS-reactive material is present in the plurality of coatings in an effective amount to react with a CMAS composition at an operating temperature of the thermal barrier coating, thereby forming a reaction product having one or both of melting temperature and viscosity greater than that of the CMAS composition. A method of making the article and a related turbine engine component are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Mohandas Nayak, Shankar Sivaramakrishnan, Venkat Subramaniam Venkataramani, Alok Mani Srivastava, Shahana Chatterjee
  • Patent number: 9666747
    Abstract: A photovoltaic device and a method of making a photovoltaic device that includes a stack of layers, including a substrate and an electrode layer. The photovoltaic device includes a semiconductor light absorption layer that is formed on the stack by a coating liquid that includes a plurality of semiconducting particles. The coating liquid may also include a solvent and a plurality of additive molecules. The photovoltaic device also includes a transparent conducting layer disposed on the semiconductor light absorption layer and a grid electrode disposed on the transparent conducting layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Hiroaki Ando
  • Patent number: 9470827
    Abstract: The near-infrared reflective film is a lamination unit including: a high refractive layer containing a first metal oxide particle and a first water-soluble polymer, a low refractive layer containing a second metal oxide particle and a second water-soluble polymer, and a mixed layer that is located between the high refractive layer and the low refractive layer and contains the first metal oxide particle, the second metal oxide particle, and a third water-soluble polymer. The refractive index of the low refractive layer is smaller than the refractive index of the high refractive layer by 0.1 or more. The first metal oxide particle and the second metal oxide particle are different metal oxides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Akihito Hisamitsu, Yasuo Taima, Shinichi Suzuki, Noriyuki Kokeguchi
  • Publication number: 20150108142
    Abstract: A cooking pot with an enhanced bottom provides an enhanced heat transport from the cooking plate to the food inside the cooking pot. The bottom of the cooking pot has a hollow compartment being evacuated and coated with a blend of inorganic compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Ki CHAN
  • Publication number: 20150111795
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for coating AI-Cr-0 coatings with the help of a PVD-coating process. The PVD-coating process is performed with the help of Al and Cr comprising targets which are doped with Si. The doping of Si prevents the forming of oxide islands on the target during the reactive coating process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Richard Rachbauer, Jurgen Ramm, Joerg Paulitsch, Paul Heinz Mayrhofer
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8974588
    Abstract: A coating composition, a process of applying a coating having a coating composition, and a process of forming a coating composition are disclosed. The coating composition includes an alloy and an oxide component comprising nickel oxide. The process of applying the coating includes cold spraying the coating onto the article. The process of forming the coating composition includes blending and milling the alloy with the oxide component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Yuk-Chiu Lau, Surinder Singh Pabla, David Vincent Bucci, Paul Mathew, Ronald Ralph Cairo, Krishnamurthy Anand, Guruprasad Sundararajan, Mohandas Nayak, Eklavya Calla
  • Publication number: 20150050490
    Abstract: In one aspect, coated cutting tools are described herein comprising a substrate and a coating comprising a refractory layer deposited by physical vapor deposition adhered to the substrate, the refractory layer comprising M1-xAlxN wherein x?0.68 and M is titanium, chromium or zirconium, the refractory layer including a cubic crystalline phase and having hardness of at least 25 GPa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: KENNAMETAL INC.
    Inventors: Vineet Kumar, Ronald Penich, Yixiong Liu
  • Patent number: 8945729
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein include compositions that serve, among other things, the dual function of a thermal barrier and an RF absorber. The compositions can be applied as a single layer to an aircraft engine component, thus reducing the weight of the aircraft and eliminating an extra coating step in the manufacturing process. The coating materials are designed to protect the metal underneath from the high temperatures generated during engine operation, and also to absorb or scatter radiation which may incumbent on the metal during operation. In some implementations, the compositions comprise a two phase mixture of perovskite and magnetoplumbite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael David Hill
  • Publication number: 20150010652
    Abstract: Hydrotalcite particles having an extremely small average secondary particle diameter and a production process therefor. A resin composition comprising hydrotalcite fine particles and having excellent transparency and a molded article thereof. The hydrotalcite fine particles have an average secondary particle diameter measured by a dynamic light scattering method of 5 to 100 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: Kyowa Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yusuke Kurogi, Tsukasa Nakamura, Shigeo Miyata
  • Publication number: 20140360408
    Abstract: Disclosed is an oxidatively drying alkyd resin composition and a method for preparing said composition. Said composition is obtained by admixing an aqueous silica sol into a substantially 100% alkyd resin being in a liquid state either at ambient temperature or at an elevated temperature. Said silica sol is added in an amount of 0.1-10% by weight calculated as 100% silica on 100% alkyd resin. The use of a said composition is in a further aspect disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Kent Sörensen, David Löf
  • 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: 20140311742
    Abstract: This invention relates to methods for servicing subterranean wells, in particular, fluid compositions and methods for remedial operations during which the fluid compositions are pumped into a wellbore and make contact with well cements placed during primary cementing or previous remedial cementing operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Clara Carelli, Loic Regnault de la Mothe, Sylvaine Le Roy-Delage
  • 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: 20140302299
    Abstract: In a thermally sprayed, gastight protective layer for metal substrates, especially those based on Fe, Ni, Al, Mg and/or Ti, wherein the spray powder for the purpose comprises at least two components, of which the first is a silicate mineral or rock and the second is a metal powder and/or a further silicate mineral or rock, the silicate mineral or rock component in the spray powder has an alkali content of less than 6 per cent by weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Vadim VERLOTSKI
  • Publication number: 20140272388
    Abstract: Composite coating materials comprising a hard carbide phase and a metallic binder that are resistant to molten metals such as aluminum are disclosed. The hard carbide phase of the composite coatings may comprise tungsten carbide, and the metallic binder may comprise a nickel-based alloy. A thin oxide layer comprising oxides of the binder metal may be provided on the surface of the composite coating. The composite coatings exhibit desirable non-wetting behavior when exposed to molten metals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: KENNAMETAL INC.
    Inventors: Michael Knight, Cliff Garrigus, Hongbo Tian
  • 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: 20140234654
    Abstract: The invention relates to a thermal spraying material (5) for the coating of a surface of a workpiece by means of a thermal spraying method, wherein the spraying material (5) contains zinc. The invention further relates to a thermal spraying method and to a thermally sprayed coating sprayed with the material (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Sulzer Metco AG
    Inventors: Arno Refke, Gerard Barbezat, Jacobus Cornelis Doesburg
  • Patent number: 8784699
    Abstract: An oxide including indium (In), gallium (Ga) and zinc (Zn), wherein diffraction peaks are observed at positions corresponding to incident angles (2?) of 7.0° to 8.4°, 30.6° to 32.0°, 33.8° to 35.8°, 53.5° to 56.5° and 56.5° to 59.5° in an X-ray diffraction measurement (CuK? rays), and one of diffraction peaks observed at positions corresponding to incident angles (2?) of 30.6° to 32.0° and 33.8° to 35.8° is a main peak and the other is a sub peak.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koki Yano, Masayuki Itose, Hirokazu Kawashima
  • Patent number: 8765268
    Abstract: A coated article includes a substrate, a composite layer formed on the substrate, and a chromium-oxygen-nitrogen layer formed on the composite layer. The composite layer includes a plurality of nickel-aluminum-holmium layers and a plurality of iridium layers. Each nickel-aluminum-holmium layer interleaves with one iridium layer. A method for making the coated article is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Cheng-Shi Chen, Cong Li
  • Patent number: 8715810
    Abstract: A coated article is described. The coated article includes a substrate, a magnesium oxide-alumina compound layer formed on the substrate, and an anti-fingerprint layer formed on the magnesium oxide-alumina compound layer. The anti-fingerprint layer is a layer of magnesium-aluminum-oxygen-fluorine having the chemical formula of MgAlOxFy, wherein 0<x<2.5, 0<y<5. A method for making the coated article is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hsin-Pei Chang, Wen-Rong Chen, Huann-Wu Chiang, Cheng-Shi Chen, Cong Li
  • Patent number: 8702858
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an aqueous dispersion liquid contains at least one particles selected from tungsten oxide particles and tungsten oxide composite particles. A mean primary particle diameter (D50) of the particles is in the range of 1 nm to 400 nm. In the aqueous dispersion liquid, concentration of the particles is in the range of 0.1 mass % to 40 mass %, and pH is in the range of 1.5 to 6.5. The aqueous dispersion liquid excels in dispersibility of particles and capable of maintaining good liquidity for a long period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kayo Nakano, Akira Sato, Yasuhiro Shirakawa, Keiichi Fuse, Shinya Kasamatsu, Akito Sasaki
  • Patent number: 8696807
    Abstract: A porous ceramic (honeycomb) structure skin coating and a method of producing a porous ceramic structure skin coating which provides a hardshell, strong, acid- and alkali-resistant, chip-resistant ceramic honeycomb structure coating which resists pollution control catalyst from being absorbed into the skin coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Unifrax I LLC
    Inventors: Joseph A. Fernando, Kenneth B. Miller
  • Patent number: 8636927
    Abstract: A ZnO deposition material to be used for forming a transparent conductive film is composed of a ZnO pellet made of ZnO powder having a ZnO purity of 98% or more. The pellet includes one or more kinds of elements selected from the group consisting of Y, La, Sc, Ce, Pr, Nd, Pm and Sm. The ZnO pellet is polycrystal or monocrystal. The ZnO film formed by a vacuum film forming method employing the ZnO deposition material as a target material can exhibit excellent conductivity. The vacuum film forming method is preferably an electron beam vapor deposition method, an ion plating method or a sputtering method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Materials Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshitaka Mayuzumi
  • Publication number: 20140004362
    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: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventor: Kenji YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 8617305
    Abstract: Novel families of tri-valent metal complexes including scandium, yttrium, lanthanum, cerium, praseodymium, neodymium, samarium, europium, gadolinium, terbium, dysprosium, holmium, erbium, thulium, ytterbium, lutetium, aluminum, gallium, indium, manganese, antimony, bismuth; and of divalent metal complexes including magnesium, calcium, strontium, barium, manganese, cobalt, iron, nickel, ruthenium, copper, zinc, cadium are disclosed. These metal complexes can be used as precursors to deposit metal or metal oxide films in semi-conductor industries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Xinjian Lei, Daniel P. Spence
  • 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: 20130337233
    Abstract: A glass-strengthening coating material is applied to a surface area without a strengthened layer or a newly-born surface area of a strengthened glass block subject to a preliminary chemically strengthened treatment. The newly-born surface area is formed as a result of machining or material removing treatments, and the glass-strengthening coating material is selected from the group consisting of inorganic polymer, organic polymer, and organic/inorganic hybrid polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: Chien-Chung CHEN, Jeng-Jye HUNG, Hen-Ta KANG
  • Patent number: 8586169
    Abstract: There are provided a thermal barrier coating material and a thermal barrier coating member that can suppress spalling when used at a high temperature and have a high thermal barrier effect, a method for producing the same, a turbine member coated with a thermal barrier coating, and a gas turbine. The thermal barrier coating member comprises a heat resistant substrate, a bond coat layer formed thereon, and a ceramic layer formed further thereon, wherein the ceramic layer comprises an oxide which consists of an oxide represented by the general formula A2Zr2O7 doped with a predetermined amount of CaO or MgO and has 10 volume % or more of a pyrochlore type crystal structure, where A represents any of La, Nd, Sm, Gd, and Dy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsumi Namba, Taiji Torigoe, Ikuo Okada, Kazutaka Mori, Ichiro Nagano, Yutaka Kawata, Koji Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20130284065
    Abstract: Disclosed is a particulate mixture having the following chemical composition, in percentages by weight on the basis of the oxides: ZrO2: ?10.0%; 2%<Al2O3?80%; 2 to 20.0% of an oxide chosen from Y2O3, Sc2O3, MgO, CaO, CeO2, and mixtures thereof, the MgO+CaO content being less than 5.0%; 0 to 18.0% of an oxide chosen from ZnO, lanthanide oxides except for CeO2, and mixtures thereof; less than 12.0% of other oxides. The particulate mixture also has a pigment made of a material chosen from oxide(s) of perovskite structure, oxides of spinel structure, oxides of hematite structure E2O3, the element E being selected from the group GE(1) consisting of the mixtures of aluminum and chromium, the mixtures of aluminum and manganese, and mixtures thereof, the oxides of rutile structure FO2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: SAINT-GOBAIN CENTRE DE RECHERCHES ET D'ETUDES EUROPEEN
    Inventor: Nabil Nahas
  • 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: 8558324
    Abstract: a composite dielectric thin film capable of high dielectric constant, low leakage current characteristics, and high dielectric breakdown voltage while being deposited at a room temperature, a capacitor and a field effect transistor (FET) using the same, and their fabrication methods. The composite dielectric thin film is deposited at a room temperature or less than 200° C. and comprises crystalline or amorphous insulating filler uniformly distributed within an amorphous dielectric matrix or within an amorphous and partially nanocrystalline dielectric matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Il-Doo Kim, Dong-Hun Kim, Ho-Gi Kim, Nam-Gyu Cho
  • Publication number: 20130260173
    Abstract: Polycrystalline diamond compacts for use in artificial joints achieve reduced corrosion and improved biocompatibility through the use of solvent metal formulations containing tin and through the control of solvent metal pore size, particularly in inner layers of the compact. Solvent metal formulations containing tin have been discovered which provide sintering ability, part strength, and grind resistance comparable to levels achieved by using CoCrMo solvent metals. It has been discovered that limiting the solvent metal pore size in the diamond layers minimizes or eliminates the occurrence of micro cracks in the solvent metal and significantly reduces the corrosion of the compact as manifested by the release of heavy metal ions from the compact. Polycrystalline diamond compacts which utilize both the solvent metal formulations containing tin and the control of pore sizes achieve significantly reduced corrosion and improved biocompatibility compared to prior art polycrystalline diamond compacts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: Clayton F. Gardinier, Alfred S. Despres, Troy J. Medford, Tim Bunton
  • Publication number: 20130213263
    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: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: UT-BATTELLE, LLC
    Inventors: Ho Nyung Lee, Matthew F. Chisholm, Gerald Earle Jellison, JR., David J. Singh, Woo Seok Choi
  • Publication number: 20130207323
    Abstract: To provide a plugging material that is hardened at low temperature (e.g., 100 to 300° C.), can obtain excellent adhesion to partition walls of a ceramic honeycomb sintered body, and can obtain excellent heat resistance. A plugging material comprising a water-based inorganic adhesive and aluminum titanate-based ceramic particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Kousuke Uoe
  • Publication number: 20130202792
    Abstract: Provided is bond coating powder and method of making. The method includes providing a powder including a plurality of parent particles. The method includes providing a plurality of dispersoids. The method includes mechanically alloying the powder and the plurality of dispersoids at ambient temperature. The mechanical alloying operable to provide a selective occupation of the plurality of dispersoids in a grain boundary area of the plurality of parent particles providing the bond coating powder. The plurality of dispersoids occupy about 18 percent to about 30 percent of the grain boundary area of the bond coating powder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Arunkumar Shamrao WATWE, Yuk-Chiu Lau
  • Publication number: 20130189334
    Abstract: Composite materials comprising nanoparticles functionalized with metals are disclosed. The composite materials may be used in a variety of applications, including in coating compositions, cosmetic and pharmaceutical compositions, absorbent articles, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: McNeil-PPC, Inc.
    Inventor: McNeil-PPC, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130181409
    Abstract: A method for producing a piston ring for an internal combustion engine includes providing, a substrate and applying a coating by means of thermal spraying of a powder including solid lubricants on the substrate, having the elemental proportions of 15-30% by weight of iron, Fe; 15-30% by weight tungsten, W; 25-35% by weight of chromium, Cr; 10-35% by weight of nickel, Ni; 1-5% by weight of molybdenum, Mo; 0.2-3% by weight of aluminum, Al; 3-20% by weight of copper, Cu; 1-10% by weight of carbon, C; 0.1-2% by weight of sulfur, S; and 0.1-2% by weight of silicon, Si. The resultant piston ring and coating are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventors: Marcus Kennedy, Michael Zinnabold, Marc-Manuel Matz
  • 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: 20130143037
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process of producing an oxide coating, wherein an oxide or oxide composite composition is manufactured, then heated and, finally, sprayed onto a substrate by a thermal spraying process into a completely amorphous coating. The invention also relates to such a completely amorphous coating and to a substrate equipped with such a coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
    Inventors: Tomi Suhonen, Tommi Varis, Erja Turunen, Simo-Pekka Hannula
  • 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: 20130126344
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an IGZO nanoparticle, including an InGaZnO4 crystal structure and a trace element, wherein the InGaZnO4 crystal structure has a formula represented by formula: x(In2O3)?y(Ga2O3)?z(ZnO), wherein x:y:z=1:1:0.5-2, and the trace element includes boron and/or aluminum, which is present in an amount of about 100-1000 ppm. The present disclosure also provides a manufacturing method for the IGZO nanoparticle and a sputter target containing the IGZO particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventors: Lik-Hang CHAU, Yu-Hsien CHOU, Chih-Chao YANG
  • Publication number: 20130125961
    Abstract: An optical passivation film includes Tii-xAlxOy:Z, where Z represents a halogen, x is from 0.05 to 0.95, and y is greater than 0. A method for manufacturing the optical passivation film includes preparing a spray solution including an aluminium oxide precursor, a titanium oxide precursor, a halogen solution and a solvent. A substrate is disposed on a heating device to heat the substrate. The spray solution is sprayed on the substrate to form the optical passivation film. A solar cell having the optical passivation film is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Wen-Ching Sun, Sheng-Min Yu, Tai-Jui Wang, Chia-Liang Sun, Tzer-Shen Lin
  • Publication number: 20130112933
    Abstract: A chalcogenide alloy composition, having an atomic composition comprising from 34 to 45 Ge, from 2 to 16% Sb, from 48 to 55% Te, from 3 to 15% carbon and from 1 to 10% nitrogen, wherein all atomic percentages of all components of the film total to 100 atomic %. Material of such composition is useful to form phase change films, e.g., as conformally coated on a phase change memory device substrate to fabricate a phase change random access memory cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventor: Jun-Fei Zheng