Group Iv Metal Atom (ti, Zr, Hf, Ge, Sn, Or Pb) Containing Patents (Class 106/286.4)
  • Patent number: 10520126
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to propose heat insulating structure which is excellent in thermal insulating properties and higher in strength. The heat insulating structure includes: an aerogel layer including aerogel particles, adhesive, and fibers; and a retainer which is provided to at least one face of the aerogel layer and includes fiber materials and binder resin. Each of the fibers is part of one of the fiber materials included in the retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuji Shibata, Kenta Hosoi, Yasuhiro Hidaka, Hideyuki Ando, Kazuma Kugimiya, Yoshimitsu Ikoma
  • Patent number: 10501332
    Abstract: This invention relates to a zirconium solution or sol comprising: (a) zirconium, (b) nitrate, acetate and/or chloride ions, and (c) one or more complexing agents being an organic compound comprising at least one of the following functional groups: an amine, an organosulphate, a sulphonate, a hydroxyl, an ether or a carboxylic acid group, wherein the molar ratio of components (a):(b) is 1:0.7 to 1:4.0, the molar ratio of components (a):(c) is 1:0.0005 to 1:0.1, and the pH of the zirconium solution or sol is less than 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Magnesium Elektron Ltd.
    Inventor: David Alastair Scapens
  • Patent number: 10449521
    Abstract: The present specification relates to a method for preparing nanoparticles supported on a carrier, and nanoparticles supported on a carrier, prepared thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Yeon Cho, Sang Hoon Kim, Gyo Hyun Hwang, Kwanghyun Kim, Ran Choi
  • Patent number: 10026584
    Abstract: A kind of photosensitive carbon nanotube slurry is disclosed. The photosensitive carbon nanotube slurry includes a first mixture and a second mixture. The first mixture includes carbon nanotubes, conducting particles, and a first organic carrier. The second mixture includes a photo polymerization monomer, a photo initiator, and a second organic carrier. The weight percentage of the first mixture and the second mixture ranges from about 50% to about 80% and about 20% to about 50%, respectively. Methods for making the photosensitive carbon nanotube slurry and methods for making cathode emitters using the photosensitive carbon nanotube slurry are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Peng Liu, Chun-Hai Zhang, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Patent number: 9885109
    Abstract: The embodiments of the invention cover a ceramic sputtering target comprising at least 85 wt. % of an (In4Sn3O12 phase, wherein the ceramic sputtering target has a density of greater than 7.0 g/cm3. A method of forming an ITO ceramic sputtering target is also described by combining 53 to 65 wt. % of In2O3 and 35 to 47 wt. % of SnO2 to form a first In2O3/SnO2 mixture; mixing and milling the In2O3/SnO2 mixture in the presence of water and a dispersing agent until a first slurry is formed, wherein the average particle size of the first slurry is between 0.3-0.7 ?m and wherein the specific surface area is between 4-8.5 m2/g; drying the first slurry to form a powder; heat treating the powder at 1300 to 1500° C. to form a compound having an In4Sn3O12 phase; adding additional In2O3 and SnO2 to the compound having the In4Sn3O12 phase thereby forming an In—Sn—O-based mixture having an atomic In/Sn ratio of 1.33; forming the ITO ceramic sputtering target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Umicore
    Inventors: Eugene Medvedovski, Olga Yankov, Christopher Szepesi
  • Patent number: 9556534
    Abstract: Provided is an anode for electroplating which uses an aqueous solution as an electrolytic solution, and the anode which is low in potential when compared with a conventional anode, able to decrease an electrolytic voltage and an electric energy consumption rate and may also be used as an anode for electroplating various types of metals, and which is low in cost. Also provided is a method for electroplating which uses an aqueous solution as an electrolytic solution, in which the anode is low in potential and electrolytic voltage, thereby making it possible to decrease the electric energy consumption rate. The anode for electroplating of the present invention is an anode for electroplating which uses an aqueous solution as an electrolytic solution, in which a catalytic layer containing amorphous ruthenium oxide and amorphous tantalum oxide is formed on a conductive substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: THE DOSHISHA
    Inventor: Masatsugu Morimitsu
  • Patent number: 9523876
    Abstract: A display device and a manufacturing method thereof. The display device includes a substrate including at least one plastic layer; and a display layer on the substrate and including a plurality of signal lines and a plurality of pixels. The substrate includes at least one antistatic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hwa-Jeong Kim
  • Patent number: 9402697
    Abstract: A fluoride treated ceramic material is provided, the ceramic material comprising fluorinated metal oxide on its surface. A method for the preparation of such treated ceramics is also provided, the method involving exposure of the ceramic to a fluorine-containing reagent. The ceramic materials can be further functionalized so as to bond to functional ligands and/or resins. The ceramic materials can be, for example, ceramic medical implants or particulate ceramic, which can be incorporated within dental and/or orthopedic composites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Research Triangle Institute
    Inventors: Jeffrey Robert Piascik, Brian R. Stoner
  • Patent number: 9371452
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a method for producing a Group IV metal oxide film useful as a semiconductor element or an optical element at a low temperature. The present invention relates to a method for producing a Group IV metal oxide film, comprising coating a surface of a substrate with a film-forming material dissolved in an organic solvent, and subjecting the substrate to a heat treatment, an ultraviolet irradiation treatment, or both of these treatments, wherein a film-forming material obtained by reacting a vinylenediamide complex having a specific structure with an oxidizing agent such as oxygen gas, air, ozone, water and hydrogen peroxide is used as the film-forming material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignees: TOSOH CORPORATION, Sagami Chemical Research Institute
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Kinoshita, Kohei Iwanaga, Sachio Asano, Takahiro Kawabata, Noriaki Oshima, Satori Hirai, Yoshinori Harada, Kazuyoshi Arai, Ken-ichi Tada
  • Patent number: 9296622
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are indium-tin-oxide nanoparticles and a method for continuously producing precipitated indium-tin nanoparticles having a particle size range of substantially from about 10 nm to about 200 nm and a substantially consistent ratio of indium to tin in the resultant nanoparticles across the duration of the continuous process, based on the ratio of indium to tin in a seeding solution. The method comprises preparing intermediate indium and tin compounds of the general formula [M(OH)xCy], where M represents the indium or tin ionic component of indium or tin salts, C represents the cationic component of indium or tin salt(s), x is a number greater than 0 and y=[M*valance?x]/C* valance in the seeding solution. The intermediate compounds are continuously precipitated with a base solution in a reaction vessel initially having a solvent contained therein. The method also provides a means for controlling the shape of the resultant nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: HY-POWER COATINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Hadi K Mahabadi, Juan-Pablo Bravo-Vasquez, Sinoj Abraham, Guibun Ma, Nathan Gerein
  • Patent number: 9250360
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a method for producing a colloidal suspension of zirconia particles, including successively subjecting a mixture of zirconium oxychloride and an alkali metal halide in an aqueous solvent to hydrothermal treatment at a temperature above 150° C, separating the slurry obtained from the supernatant, and peptizing said slurry by adding a strong acid thereto, and desalting said slurry, for example by ultrafiltration, so as to form a colloidal suspension of zirconia. The present invention also pertains to the transparent colloidal suspension obtainable by this method, and to an optical article, such as an ophthalmic lens, comprising a transparent polymer substrate and at least one coating prepared from a composition comprising said colloidal suspension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignees: ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL (COMPAGNIE GENERALE D'OPTIQUE), SHANGHAI UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yves Leclaire, Jian Zhao, Liyi Shi, Zhuyi Wang, Shuai Yuan, Yin Zhao
  • Publication number: 20150104610
    Abstract: A structure includes a surface coat layer of which the thickness on a bump such as a weld bead and a weld spatter or an edge portion, possibly formed on the surface of a base, is not greatly different from the thickness on a flat portion. The structure therefore has excellent properties including heat insulation properties and electrical insulation properties. The structure includes a base that is made of a metal, and has a flat portion and at least one of a bump and an edge portion on a surface; and a surface coat layer that is formed from an amorphous inorganic material and particles of a crystalline inorganic material, and covers the surface of the base, the surface coat layer including a first coat portion covering the flat portion and a second coat portion covering the at least one of a bump and an edge portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: IBIDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fumiyuki MUTSUDA, Yoshitaka FUJITA
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8968459
    Abstract: A durable superhydrophobic coating, which coating has the ability to self-heal, similar to the regeneration function observed in biological systems. The coating composition comprises the reaction products of at least one fluorine-containing silane compound (A), at least one hydrolysable compound (B), at least one polysiloxane compound (C), at least one relatively large-sized ceramic particle (I), at least one nano-sized ceramic particle (II) and at least one solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: NEI Corporation
    Inventor: Jiong Liu
  • Publication number: 20150037563
    Abstract: A coating material is provided that includes a sol-gel coating system, pigments, and chain-like or fibrous nanoparticles. The coating system is stable at high temperatures and is suitable for glass or glass-ceramic substrates having a low thermal expansion coefficient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: SCHOTT AG
    Inventors: Matthias Bockmeyer, Andrea Anton, Matthias Seyfarth, Vera Breier, Silke Knoche, Angelina Milanovska
  • Patent number: 8945297
    Abstract: A dielectric protective layer has nanoparticles integrated therein to increase the dielectric constants. The nanoparticles are surrounded by a protective shell to prevent agglomeration, in order to maintain the small particle size, for depositing an extra-thin film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Tarik Cheema, Georg Garnweitner, Günter Schmid, Dan Taroata
  • Publication number: 20140366775
    Abstract: A composition includes polymer and dispersed infrared-reflective clusters of titanium dioxide primary particles. The titanium dioxide primary particles are cemented together with precipitated silica and/or alumina to form clusters. The titanium dioxide primary particles have an average particle diameter in the range of from about 0.15 to about 0.35 micron, while the clusters of titanium dioxide primary particles have an average cluster diameter in the range of from about 0.38 to about 5 microns and a geometric standard deviation (GSD) in the range of from about 1.55 to about 2.5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: Cristal USA Inc.
    Inventors: Fu-Chu Wen, Deborah E. Busch, Richard L. Fricker, Robert Provins, Brian David Kiessling, David Edwin Bell
  • Publication number: 20140363330
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods of enhancing soft tissue integration with and seal around prosthetic devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Takahiro Ogawa
  • Patent number: 8906460
    Abstract: An improved composition capable of forming a translucent coating on a construction material surface comprising at least: a) photocatalytic titanium dioxide particles having at least a de-NOx activity; b) a silicon based-material in which said particles are dispersed, wherein said silicon based material includes at least one polysiloxane; and c) particles having a de-HNO3 activity selected from calcium carbonate, magnesium carbonate and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Cristal USA Inc.
    Inventors: Graham Goodwin, John Stratton, Robert McIntyre
  • Publication number: 20140356617
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods for treating metal substrates that include contacting the metal with pretreatment compositions comprising: (a) a group IIIB metal, a group IVB metal and/or a group VB metal; and (b) a rheology modifier composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Nathan J. Silvernail, Thor G. Lingenfelter
  • 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: 20140322924
    Abstract: Disclosed are silicon containing compounds and their use in vapor deposition methods of hafnium silicate films having a desired silicon concentration. More particularly, deposition of hafnium silicate films by atomic layer deposition using moisture and the disclosed silicon containing compounds produce films having a desired silicon concentration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Christian DUSSARRAT, Glenn KUCHENBEISER, Vincent M. OMARJEE, Ziyun WANG
  • 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140234616
    Abstract: A process and a device for coating a substrate (22) are described. In a vacuum chamber (10), a first magnetron cathode (24) is provided with a sputtering target (28) of a first metal composition comprising predominantly aluminium. A second magnetron cathode (26) is provided with a sputtering target (30) of a second metal composition comprising at least 50 at-% of a second metal selected from groups IVA-VIA of the periodic table. In order to obtain coatings with improved properties, electrical power is supplied to the cathodes (24, 26) such that the targets (28, 30) are sputtered, where electrical power is supplied to the first cathode (24) as pulsed electrical power according to high power impulse magnetron sputtering with a first peak current density, and to the second cathode (26) with a second peak current density lower than the first peak current density. The substrate (22) is arranged within the vacuum chamber such that particles from the plasma deposit onto the substrate forming a coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: Lars Hultman, Grzegorz Greczynski, Werner Koelker, Oliver Lemmer, Stephan Bolz
  • Publication number: 20140230694
    Abstract: Titanium dioxide is used as an emissivity enhancer in high emissivity coating compositions. The titanium dioxide increases the emissivity of the high emissivity coating compositions. In certain embodiments, titanium dioxide is recovered from industrial waste sources such as catalyst containing waste streams from olefin polymerization processes or re-based sources. Titanium dioxide emissivity enhancers recovered from industrial waste solution sources contribute favorably to the cost of manufacturing high emissivity coating compositions containing such enhancers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicants: SIAM REFRACTORY INDUSTRY CO., LTD., SCG CHEMICALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Songsak Klamklang, Suntad Charukijpipat, Thanapong Prasertphol, Songsak Chinkomolsuk, Somkeat Suebthawilkul, Chanvit Chawengkul
  • Publication number: 20140220378
    Abstract: Coating systems and processes by which the coating systems can be deposited to be resistant to contaminants, and particularly resistant to infiltration and damage caused by CMAS. The coating systems include inner and outer ceramic layers. The inner ceramic layer consists essentially of zirconia stabilized by about 6 to about 9 weight percent yttria and optionally contains greater than 0.5 to 10 weight percent hafnium oxide. The outer ceramic layer overlies and contacts the inner ceramic layer to define the outermost surface of the coating system. The outer ceramic layer consists essentially of zirconia stabilized by about 25 to about 75 weight percent yttria, has a thickness that is less than the thickness of the inner ceramic layer and further contains greater than 0.5 to 10 weight percent hafnium oxide and optionally 1 to 10 weight percent tantalum oxide. The outer ceramic layer has a porosity level that is lower than that of the inner ceramic layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Bangalore Aswatha Nagaraj, Douglas Gerard Konitzer, Julie Marie Chapman, Venkat Subramaniam Venkataramani
  • Patent number: 8778449
    Abstract: Slurry which contains a) from (50) to (80)% by weight of refractory particles having an average particle size of from (0.5) m to (150) m, b) from (5) to (35)% by weight of aluminum oxide particles having an average particle diameter of less than (300) nm and c) from (5) to (35)% by weight of water and d) a pH of from (5) to (12). Process for producing the slurry using a dispersion, and also the dispersion itself. Process for producing a casting mold, and also the casting mold itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignees: Evonik Degussa GmbH, Center for Abrasives and Refractories Research & Development C.A.R.R.D. GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Tontrup, Wolfgang Lortz, Gabriele Perlet, Erich Schmidt-Kluge, Danilo Frulli
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8758497
    Abstract: Provided is a sputtering target of sintered Ti—Nb based oxide, wherein the sputtering target consists of titanium (Ti), niobium (Nb), and remainder being oxygen and unavoidable impurities, and the atomic ratio of Ti and Nb is 0.39?(Nb/(Ti+Nb))?0.79. The sputtering target of sintered Ti—Nb based oxide has a high refractive index and a low extinction coefficient. Also provided is a thin film of Ti—Nb based oxide obtained by using the foregoing target, which enables high-rate deposition. The thin film has superior transmittance, is subject to minimal reduction and variation of reflectivity, and is useful as an interference film or a protective film of an optical information recording medium, or as a part of a constituent layer of an optical recording medium. The thin film can also be applied to a glass substrate; that is, it can be used as a heat reflecting film, an antireflection film, or an interference filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation
    Inventors: Hideo Takami, Masataka Yahagi
  • Patent number: 8748527
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mixture, comprising at least one thermoplastic polymer as component (A) and at least one photocatalytically active particle, comprising a non-porous core comprising at least one metal oxide or semimetal oxide with a diameter of from 0.1 nm to 1 ?m, and, at least to some extent surrounding the core, at least one porous outer layer comprising at least one further metal oxide or further semimetal oxide with an average layer thickness of from 0.1 to 10 nm, as component (B), to a process for the production of this mixture according to any of claims 1 to 5, via mixing of components (A) and (B), to the use of the mixture as photocatalytically active surface, to moldings, comprising this mixture, and to the use of this mixture for the production of moldings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Styrolution GmbH
    Inventors: Leonie Felicitas Braun, Alexandra Seeber, Dirk Klingler
  • 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: 8709616
    Abstract: The cooking device of the present invention comprises a base material and a thin film that is formed on a surface of this base material, wherein said thin film contains silicon (Si), zirconium (Zr) and oxygen (O), and is such that when said silicon (Si) and said zirconium (Zr) are respectively converted to silicon oxide (SiO2) and zirconium oxide (ZrO2), the weight percent of said silicon oxide (SiO2) relative to the total amount of said zirconium oxide (ZrO2) and said silicon oxide (SiO2) is 50 weight % or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Sumitomo Osaka Cement, Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keijiro Shigeru, Daisaku Maeda, Yasunori Metsugi, Akira Yazawa, Taishi Maruyama
  • Patent number: 8691343
    Abstract: Composite structures having a reinforced material interjoined with a substrate and methods of creating a composite material interjoined with a substrate. In some embodiments the composite structure may be a line or a spot or formed by reinforced material interjoined with the substrate. The methods typically include disposing a precursor material comprising titanium diboride and/or titanium monoboride on at least a portion of the substrate and heating the precursor material and the at least a portion of the substrate in the presence of an oxidation preventative until at least a portion of the precursor material forms reinforced material interjoined with the substrate. The precursor material may be disposed on the substrate as a sheet or a tape or a slurry or a paste. Localized surface heating may be used to heat the precursor material. The reinforced material typically comprises a titanium boron compound, such as titanium monoboride, and preferably comprises ?-titanium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services Y-12, LLC
    Inventors: Roland D Seals, Edward B Ripley, Russell L Hallman
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8679246
    Abstract: Amorphous mixed metal oxides are used as a feedstock for thermal spray coating. Compared to thermal spray coating methods utilizing crystalline metal oxide feedstocks, the present method reduces energy consumption and expands the range of feedstock chemical compositions. The present method also produces coatings with improved chemical homogeneity. Methods of preparing the amorphous mixed metal oxides are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: The University of Connecticut
    Inventors: Eric Hopkins Jordan, Maurice Gell, Dianying Chen
  • Publication number: 20140065444
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a protective layer composition that includes TixSiyA, where A is Cm, CmNl, OnCm, or OnCmNl and x, y, l, m, and n are positive integers. In one implementation, the protective layer composition has a ratio of x over (x+y) in the range of between about 0.1 and about 1.0. In another implementation, the protective layer composition has a ratio of x over (x+y) in the range of between about 0.3 and about 0.9. In yet another implementation, the protective layer composition has a ratio of x over (x+y) that is about 0.6. The protective layer composition may be amorphous. Also, the protective layer composition may include an atomic percentage of Ti that is less than about 20%. In one implementation of the protective layer composition, x is 2, y is 1, and A is C3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventor: Franck Dreyfus Rose Dit Rose
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8647565
    Abstract: The multifunctional paint is based on a highly porous inorganic substance created by a reaction of at least two components. TiO2 nanoparticles are attached to the surface of this substance. The first component is a water insoluble calcium compound and the second component is a water soluble sulfate. The method of applying the multifunctional paint on the surface is that the first component containing the water suspension of the insoluble calcium compound is applied on the treated area first and subsequently a mixture of TiO2 nanoparticles suspended in the water solution of the second component is applied over the first layer. Another way is to apply a water suspension of the first component containing also TiO2 nanoparticles on the treated surface and then deposit the water solution of the second component on the layer. A mixture of all components can be also applied on the treated area at once.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Advanced Materials—JTJ S.R.O.
    Inventors: Jan Procházka, Jr., Jan Procházka, Sr.
  • Publication number: 20140034894
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to Hf-comprising materials for use in, for example, the insulator of a RRAM device, and to methods for making such materials. In one aspect, the disclosure provides a method for the manufacture of a layer of material over a substrate, said method including a) providing a substrate, and b) depositing a layer of material on said substrate via ALD at a temperature of from 250 to 500° C., said depositing step comprising: at least one HfX4 pulse, and at least one trimethyl-aluminum (TMA) pulse, wherein X is a halogen selected from Cl, Br, I and F and is preferably Cl.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: IMEC
    Inventors: Christoph Adelmann, Malgorzata Jurczak
  • Publication number: 20140023868
    Abstract: A sputtering target of sintered Ti—Nb based oxide is provided. The sputtering target consists of titanium (Ti), niobium (Nb), and remainder being oxygen and unavoidable impurities, and the atomic ratio of Ti and Nb is 0.39?(Nb/(Ti+Nb))?0.79. The sputtering target of sintered Ti—Nb based oxide has a high refractive index and a low extinction coefficient. Also provided is a thin film of Ti—Nb based oxide obtained by using the foregoing target, which enables high-rate deposition. The thin film has superior transmittance, is subject to minimal reduction and variation of reflectivity, and is useful as an interference or protective film of an optical information recording medium, or as a part of a constituent layer of an optical recording medium. The thin film can also be applied to a glass substrate; that is, it can be used as a heat reflecting or antireflection film, or an interference filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation
    Inventors: Hideo Takami, Masataka Yahagi
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8603302
    Abstract: A divalent copper salt and/or trivalent iron salt is supported on a surface of a metal ion-doped titanium oxide obtained by doping titanium oxide with metal ions to give a metal ion-doped titanium oxide with a valence band potential of 3 V or more (vs. SHE, pH=0) and a bandgap of 3 V or less between the valence band and an energy level of electrons excited from the valence band (including conduction band minimum potential and isolated potential). The metal ion-doped titanium oxide can be made to exhibit strong oxidative decomposition activity when irradiated with visible light based on the fact the divalent copper salt or trivalent iron salt functions as a catalyst for multi-electron reduction of oxygen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignees: The University of Tokyo, Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhito Hashimoto, Hiroshi Irie, Huogen Yu, Kazuhide Kamiya, Koichi Takahama, Shinichiro Miki, Mitsuo Yaguchi
  • 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: 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: 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: 20130235707
    Abstract: A near field transducer includes gold and at least one dopant. The dopant can include at least one of: Cu, Rh, Ru, Ag, Ta, Cr, Al, Zr, V, Pd, Ir, Co, W, Ti, Mg, Fe, or Mo. The dopant concentration may be in a range from 0.5% and 30%. The dopant can be a nanoparticle oxide of V, Zr, Mg, Ca, Al, Ti, Si, Ce, Y, Ta, W, or Th, or a nitride of Ta, Al, Ti, Si, In, Fe, Zr, Cu, W or B.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Tong Zhao, Michael Christopher Kautzky, William Albert Challener, Michael Allen Seigler
  • Publication number: 20130228754
    Abstract: A method of preparing an organic light-emitting device having excellent sealing characteristics against external environment and flexibility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Inventor: Jin-Woo Park
  • Publication number: 20130228099
    Abstract: To realize an improved plateau region stress level in a composite material that includes a superelastic shape memory alloy as a matrix, the composite material is a composite material including a superelastic shape memory alloy as a matrix, with carbon nanomaterials dispersed in the matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryoichi Soba, Hiraku Murayama