Carbonizing, Flame Contact Or Burning Off Of Coating Ingredient Patents (Class 118/47)
  • Patent number: 10177506
    Abstract: A connecting-conductor is disclosed. The connecting-conductor may have a first conductor-element and a second conductor-element. Each conductor-element has a first end that is mechanically-connected and electrically-conductively connected to a resistor-element. The resistor-element has an electrical-insulating substrate, and a resistive material annularly disposed on at least part of the electrical-insulating substrate. The first end of each conductor-element is electrically-conductively connected to the resistive material. The first conductor does not touch the second conductor, and an electrical pathway is created via the resistive material from one of the conductor-elements to the other of the conductor-elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: API Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Chereson
  • Patent number: 9956576
    Abstract: A coating system and related method for coating a part. The coating system having a process tank filled with a fluid coating material to a fluid coating level and an inert gas blanket formed above the fluid coating level. The coating system also having a process tank conveyor to support a part to be coated. The process tank conveyor having a submerge section which transfers the part through the inert gas blanket and below the fluid coating level, a coating residence section which maintains the part submerged below the fluid coating level for a coating period, a coating removal section which raises the part above the fluid coating level but below the inert gas blanket level, and an inert gas blanket residence section which maintains the part within the inert gas blanket level but above the fluid coating level for a drying period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Metokote Corporation
    Inventors: Brent A. Schwartz, Danielle N. Meienburg, Todd A. Hermiller, David J. McNamara, Dennis J. Siefer
  • Patent number: 9772163
    Abstract: A light mountable on a handgun may comprise: a light module including one or more light sources, a cavity for a source of electrical power, a switch, a circuit for energizing the light sources; and an outer housing having complementary parts configured to enclose the light module and a part of the handgun. The outer light housing may include an access cover that is openable when the light is mounted on a handgun, for placing and removing the source of electrical power. Light sources may include an illumination source and an aiming source. A lighting circuit includes a controllable electronic device in series with a power terminal of a controller, wherein operation of the switch causes the controller to maintain the electronic device conductive, whereby the controller then remains powered; and wherein the controller responds to a subsequent operation of the switch to render the electronic device nonconductive, whereby the controller is then unpowered even when electrical power is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Streamlight, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan R. Sharrah, Jon Zeisler
  • Patent number: 9697932
    Abstract: There is provided a method for manufacturing an insulated wire, including at least: coating an outer periphery of a running wire with an insulation coating material discharged from a coating material discharging tank; baking the insulation coating material by an incinerator, the insulation coating material being used for coating the outer periphery of the running wire; and cooling the running wire by a cooling mechanism so that a temperature of the running wire before being coated with the insulation coating material, is a specific temperature, based on a temperature of the running wire detected by a temperature detector, wherein the coating, the baking, and the cooling are repeated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Funayama, Yosuke Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20150141240
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides improved films/coatings (e.g., catalyst films/coatings), and improved assemblies/methods for fabricating such films/coatings. More particularly, the present disclosure provides advantageous assemblies/methods for fabricating or synthesizing catalytic material (e.g., catalytic nanostructures) in flame and depositing the catalytic material onto substrates. The present disclosure provides improved catalytic nanostructures, and improved assemblies and methods for their manufacture. In exemplary embodiments, the present disclosure provides for methods/assemblies for synthesizing electrocatalytic nanostructures in flame and depositing such material or catalyst onto different substrates or supports. As such, the present disclosure provides advantageous assemblies that are configured and dimensioned to deposit fully dense, controlled porosity films (e.g., films of metals and oxides or core-shell particles) onto different substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: University of Connecticut
    Inventors: Justin Roller, Radenka Maric
  • Patent number: 9032903
    Abstract: Proposed is a device for coating substrates by means of high-velocity flame spraying. The device comprises a combustion chamber (4), a first fuel feeder (L1) for feeding a liquid or gaseous fuel as well as at least one gas feeder for feeding an oxidative gas. The devise comprises furthermore a second fuel feeder (L5) for feeding a liquid or gaseous fuel as well as at least one further gas feeder for feeding a gas. Both the first gas feeder and the two fuel feeders (L1, L5) port into a common combustion chamber (4). In addition, means 24, 28 are provided for independent control of the fuel feed into the two fuel feeders (L1, L5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: AMT AG
    Inventor: Silvano Keller
  • Patent number: 9028912
    Abstract: In a method of manufacturing an optical fiber base material including depositing soot generated by flame hydrolysis, the fluctuation band of the surface temperature of a burner fixing section including a burner holder and its fixture for burners for compounding the optical fiber base material is kept equal to or less than 80 degree C. The temperature can be controlled by a heat shield plate arranged between a burner flame and a burner fixing section and a temperature control mechanism that heats or cools the burner fixing section. Thereby the relative position between the burner and the soot deposition is stabilized, so that the manufacturing method being capable of manufacturing an optical fiber base material having a stable refractive index and the apparatus therefor can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Makoto Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20150040823
    Abstract: A changing device includes a feed component, a winder, a desizing oven, a coating component and a sizing component, and the feed component is provided for supplying a carbon fiber material, and a thermosetting resin oil is covered onto a surface of the carbon fiber material, and a desizing oven is provided for removing the thermosetting resin oil form the surface of the carbon fiber material, and then the coating component coats a surfactant onto the surface of the carbon fiber material, and finally the sizing component is used to coat a thermoplastic resin oil onto a surface of the surfactant to form a carbon fiber product to be wound onto a rewinding part of the winder, so as to produce a carbon fiber product with a thermoplastic resin oil coated onto a surface of the carbon fiber product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: UHT UNITECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: CHIH-YUNG WANG
  • Publication number: 20150030767
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for manufacturing coated materials, the device comprising: a furnace comprising an enclosure (2) that is designed to be caused to rotate, that has an inside wall (2A) and that is provided with a main inlet (3) designed to receive non-coated new granular materials (25) or recycled granular materials (25) or a mixture of both of these types of granular materials, and an outlet for the bituminous coated materials that are manufactured inside the enclosure (2); heater means defining a combustion zone (4) inside the enclosure (2) and generating a drying flow suitable for drying the granular materials (25); and protective means for protecting the inside wall (2A), which means are situated in the combustion zone (4); said device being characterized in that the protective means are formed by a plurality of plates (13) that extend at some distance away from or else against the inside well (2A), and that are mutually overlapping in part so as to protect the inside wall (2A) ther
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: ARGUMAT
    Inventor: Antoine Carrasco
  • Publication number: 20140335283
    Abstract: PROBLEM: To provide a large device and a method which is advantageous for forming a large-area amorphous film. SOLUTION: A device of the invention sprays a flame including a particulate material with a spraying machine toward a substrate, melts the material with the flame, and cools the material and flame by cooling gas before they reach the substrate to form an amorphous film. The spraying machine has particulate material spraying ports and flame spraying ports such that the flame including the material has an oblong cross section. Inert gas spraying ports are successively placed on both sides across the ports of the material and flame. Mist spraying ports are successively placed on both sides across the ports for the material, flame and inert gas. A skirt is attached/detached depending on a combustion gas or a film width to restrain film width narrowing and increase of film thickness deviation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Ryurou Kurahashi, Hiroshi Matsumoto, Junji Takehara, Yoshihisa Fukutome
  • Publication number: 20140329009
    Abstract: Processing apparatus and method for processing a workpiece surface, in particular for the internal coating of cylinder bores. Processing apparatus has a shield unit which is provided to separate from one another—at least during operation—a part region of the workpiece surface provided for the processing and an adjacently arranged part region of the workpiece surface. The shield unit has at least one blocking nozzle which is provided to generate a fluid flow for separating the at least two part regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: SULZER METCO AG
    Inventor: Christian BOHNHEIO
  • Publication number: 20140323602
    Abstract: A method and a device for direct printing onto plastic containers, where an intermediate layer is in a first step using a first device applied onto the container to be printed and the container is in a second step using a second device printed in certain areas, and the intermediate layer enters into a bond with the container and the print layer that is insoluble in aqueous solutions having a pH value between 3 and 10, and is very soluble in aqueous solutions having a pH value in a range less than 3 and/or greater than 10; and a recycling method for a plastic container having an intermediate layer applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicants: KRONES AG, HEIDELBERGER DRUCKMASCHINEN AG
    Inventors: Johann Weigert, Andreas Sonnauer, Florian Lauterbach, Migjen Rrahimi
  • Publication number: 20140295094
    Abstract: Combustion deposition systems and methods of using combustion deposition systems are disclosed. In an embodiment, a combustion deposition system may include a burner that is in fluid communication with at least one supply of at least one precursor such that the at least one precursor can be introduced to a flame output from the burner, at least one electrode positioned at least proximate to the flame, and a voltage source operably coupled to the at least one electrode. The at least one electrode and the at least one voltage source may be configured to generate an electric field for influencing at least one of flame shape, flame temperature, or kinetics of chemical reactions occurring within the flame, thereby providing enhanced selective control of combustion deposition characteristics. For example, the combustion deposition systems disclosed herein may, for example, be configured to control deposition of a combustion-deposited film on a substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: CLEARSIGN COMBUSTION CORPORATION
    Inventor: Vincenzo Casasanta, III
  • Patent number: 8741061
    Abstract: A method between a diffusion and a quenching process including normalizing by step cooling including alternating temperature lowering and temperature keeping treatment for a temperature history that satisfies a predetermined condition; after normalizing, maintaining the temperature of the whole workpiece so that the whole workpiece becomes the predetermined temperature, thereby producing fine crystal grains in the workpiece; then reheating the workpiece to raise its temperature to the second temperature. There is uniformity in temperature between the surface and the inside of a workpiece, and crystal grains are prevented from being coarse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: IHI Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuhiko Katsumata
  • Publication number: 20130340673
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for depositing an ultra-thin inorganic coating on to a packaging film substrate is disclosed. Flame pretreatment enhances the quality of the inorganic coating. Multiple coating layers may be deposited onto the substrate by passing the substrate over various one or more flame head configurations in either a stand-alone or in-line manufacturing environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Robert GODFROID, Glenn JORDAN, Anthony Robert KNOERZER, Kenneth Scott LAVERDURE, Eldridge M. MOUNT, III
  • Publication number: 20130305985
    Abstract: Provided is a plasma processing device (S1) configured to perform surface reforming on a workpiece (X) made of a metal material in a vacuum furnace (1) by plasma includes movable power feeding devices (14 and 15) that are movable in the vacuum furnace (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventor: Kazuhiko Katsumata
  • Patent number: 8475596
    Abstract: An apparatus for processing coating material includes a crucible having a receptacle for receiving coating material, a drive member having a drive shaft, a cover coupled to the drive shaft, and a flame nozzle opposing the receptacle. The cover includes an inner chamber, a first through hole and a number of second through holes. The first through hole and the second through holes communicate with the inner chamber. The cover has a flat surface with the second through holes exposed at the flat surface. The drive shaft drives the cover to rotate between a closed position where the cover covers the receptacle and the flat surface presses against the coating material to flatten the coating material, and an open position where the cover is moved away from the receptacle. The flame nozzle sprays flame from the second through holes through the first through hole to heat the coating material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shao-Kai Pei
  • Publication number: 20130071616
    Abstract: Technologies are generally described for method and systems effective to at least partially alter a defect in a layer including graphene. In some examples, the methods may include receiving the layer on a substrate where the layer includes at least some graphene and at least some defect areas in the graphene. The defect areas may reveal exposed areas of the substrate. The methods may also include reacting the substrate under sufficient reaction conditions to produce at least one cationic area in at least one of the exposed areas. The methods may further include adhering graphene oxide to the at least one cationic area to produce a graphene oxide layer. The methods may further include reducing the graphene oxide layer to produce at least one altered defect area in the layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventors: Seth Miller, Thomas Yager
  • Publication number: 20130019796
    Abstract: A continuous gas carburizing furnace includes a gas carburizing processing chamber (a preheating chamber 2, a heating chamber 3, a carburizing chamber 4, a diffusion chamber 5 and a temperature decrease chamber 6) in which a gas carburizing process is performed on a workpiece 50, an oil quenching chamber 8 in which oil quenching is performed on the workpiece 50, and a gas quenching chamber 7 in which gas quenching is performed on the workpiece 50. The gas carburizing processing chamber includes a temperature decrease chamber 6 in which the temperature of the workpiece heated by a gas carburizing process is lowered. The temperature decrease chamber 6, the gas quenching chamber 7 and the oil quenching chamber 8 are arranged in that order from the upstream side to the downstream side in the conveying direction of the workpiece 50, and are adjacent to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventors: Masahiro Yamada, Osamu Ooshita, Kazunori Tooyama, Yuki Kono
  • Publication number: 20120285374
    Abstract: An evaporation source includes a crucible chamber, a crucible, a driving unit, a flame jetting unit and an electron-beam emitting unit. The crucible is rotatably received in the crucible chamber, and contains a target material. The driving unit is located on a sidewall of the crucible chamber and drives the crucible to rotate. The flame jetting unit jets a flame to pre-heat the target material in the crucible. The electron-beam emitting unit emits an electron-beam to the crucible to evaporate the pre-heated target material. An evaporation deposition system using the evaporation source is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: SHAO-KAI PEI
  • Publication number: 20120180717
    Abstract: A method between a diffusion and a quenching process including normalizing by step cooling including alternating temperature lowering and temperature keeping treatment for a temperature history that satisfies a predetermined condition; after normalizing, maintaining the temperature of the whole workpiece so that the whole workpiece becomes the predetermined temperature, thereby producing fine crystal grains in the workpiece; then reheating the workpiece to raise its temperature to the second temperature. There is uniformity in temperature between the surface and the inside of a workpiece, and crystal grains are prevented from being coarse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: IHI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuhiko KATSUMATA
  • Patent number: 8216695
    Abstract: According to a process for hot-dip galvanization of the present invention, a steel sheet is treated by the oxidization/reduction method for better quality of galvanization and then hot-dip galvanized. An annealing line of equipment for hot-dip galvanization is composed of a non-oxidizing zone, an oxidizing zone, and a reducing zone, in his order. A steel sheet containing elements liable to oxidize more easily than iron is oxidized by blowing flames onto it in the oxidizing zone according to the oxidization/reduction method. Further, the steel sheet is reduced and annealed in the reducing zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryota Nakanishi, Hiroshi Irie, Masaya Nakamura, Kohei Okamoto, Masafumi Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20120168033
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and device for thermally treating workpieces, the device including a cooling chamber and two or more cementing chambers in which the workpieces are heated to a temperature of 950 to 1200° C. by means of direct heat radiation from a heating device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: Ald Vacuum Technologies GMBH
    Inventors: Volker Heuer, Klaus Loeser, Gunther Schmitt, Gerhard Welzig
  • Publication number: 20120107525
    Abstract: Disclosed is a device which uses CO2 in exhaust gases as a carbon source and immobilises the carbon (C) in the CO2 to create an advanced carbon fuel in the form of useful, high added-value nanocarbon structures such as multi-layer carbon-nanotubes, carbon-onions or the like, and which also reduces the quantity of the CO2 contained in exhaust gases that is emitted into the atmosphere. A reactor is provided with at least: a substrate upon the surface whereof a catalyst layer of iron or the like is formed; a heat source means for heating the substrate; a gas introducing means for introducing carbon oxide containing gas onto the surface of the substrate; a microwave plasma generation means for generating microwave plasma on the surface of the substrate; and a power supply means, for the generation of microwave plasma.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventor: Nobuo Ohmae
  • Publication number: 20120012050
    Abstract: An apparatus for processing coating material includes a crucible having a receptacle for receiving coating material, a drive member having a drive shaft, a cover coupled to the drive shaft, and a flame nozzle opposing the receptacle. The cover includes an inner chamber, a first through hole and a number of second through holes. The first through hole and the second through holes communicate with the inner chamber. The cover has a flat surface with the second through holes exposed at the flat surface. The drive shaft drives the cover to rotate between a closed position where the cover covers the receptacle and the flat surface presses against the coating material to flatten the coating material, and an open position where the cover is moved away from the receptacle. The flame nozzle sprays flame from the second through holes through the first through hole to heat the coating material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2010
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: SHAO-KAI PEI
  • Publication number: 20110045170
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming an electrochemical layer of a thin film battery is provided. A precursor mixture comprising electrochemically active precursor particles dispersed in a carrying medium is provided to a processing chamber and thermally treated using a combustible gas mixture also provided to the chamber. The precursor is converted to nanocrystals by the thermal energy, and the nanocrystals are deposited on a substrate. A second precursor may be blended with the nanocrystals as they deposit on the surface to enhance adhesion and conductivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Applicant: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Quanyuan Shang, Lu Yang, Karl M. Brown, Donald J.K. Olgado, Victor Pebenito, Hooman Bolandi, Tetsuya Ishikawa, Robert Z. Bachrach, Liang-Yuh Chen
  • Publication number: 20110036462
    Abstract: A method for carbonitriding a steel part arranged in an enclosure maintained at a reduced internal pressure, the part being maintained at a temperature level, comprising an alternation of first and second steps, a carburizing gas being injected into the enclosure during the first steps only and a nitriding gas being injected into the enclosure only during at least part of at least two second steps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2006
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Inventors: Jean Berlier, Aymeric Goldsteinas, Xavier Doussot
  • Publication number: 20100323117
    Abstract: Powder injection apparatus, plasma gun, and method of use. Powder injection apparatus includes a shroud attachable to an outlet nozzle of a thermal spray apparatus and a substantially smooth and continuous inner wall defining a bowl through which a plume of the thermal spray apparatus travels. At least one port in the inner wall is structured and arranged to receive a powder injection nozzle that injects powder into the plume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2009
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Applicant: SULZER METCO (US) INC.
    Inventors: Ronald J. MOLZ, James LEACH
  • Publication number: 20100285230
    Abstract: Nano technologies are widely recognized as enabling enhanced and new functionality in a wide range of applications and products. Many different ways have been developed to create and apply these nanomaterials. One method for making dry nanocoatings is vapor deposition. There exists a need for a portable machine that can apply nanocoatings to a wide of range of surfaces in a wide range of locations. The present invention comprises such a portable machine that can apply nanocoatings to a wide of range of surfaces in a wide range of locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Applicant: nGimat Co.
    Inventors: Andrew Tye Hunt, Ian Campbell, Holly E. Harris
  • Publication number: 20100255197
    Abstract: This invention relates to novel three-dimensional (3D) carbon fibers which are original (or primary) carbon fibers (OCF) with secondary carbon filaments (SCF) grown thereon, and, if desired, tertiary carbon filaments (TCF) are grown from the surface of SCF forming a filamentous carbon network with high surface area. The methods and apparatus are provided for growing SCF on the OCF by thermal decomposition of carbonaceous gases (CG) over the hot surface of the OCF without use of metal-based catalysts. The thickness and length of SCF can be controlled by varying operational conditions of the process, e.g., the nature of CG, temperature, residence time, etc. The optional activation step enables one to produce 3D activated carbon fibers with high surface area. The method and apparatus are provided for growing TCF on the SCF by thermal decomposition of carbonaceous gases over the hot surface of the SCF using metal catalyst particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventor: Nazim Z. Muradov
  • Publication number: 20100132406
    Abstract: To provide a method for the inexpensive manufacture of a deposition burner with small manufacturing tolerances for use in the synthesis of quartz glass, and wherein moreover, when the deposition burner is used as intended, the risk of contamination of the quartz glass to be produced is low, the invention suggests the following method steps: (a) providing a start cylinder of quartz glass (40) which is mechanically provided with longitudinal bores (46, 47); (b) elongating the start cylinder with formation of a burner strand (42), the longitudinal bores being shaped as elongated channels extending in parallel with one another; (c) cutting the burner strand into pieces in the form of cylindrical quartz glass blocks (43), each being provided with passage lines extending in parallel with a central axis of the quartz glass block; and (d) manufacturing the deposition burner by using a respective one of such quartz glass blocks as burner head which has a proximal end and a distal end, the passage lines serving the sup
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Inventor: Michael Huenermann
  • Publication number: 20090304941
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to a burner for use in combustion deposition depositing a coating on a substrate. First and second spaced-apart combustion gas manifolds are configured to respectively produce first and second flames (which may effectively combine to form a single flame front beyond the outer face of the burner in certain example embodiments). The first and second combustion gas manifolds form a precursor reaction zone therebetween. An adjustable precursor delivery manifold located between the first and second combustion gas manifolds is configured to receive a precursor used in forming the coating. The precursor delivery manifold is positioned so as to substantially directly provide the precursor to a desired or predetermined portion of the precursor reaction zone. The precursor delivery manifold includes first and second cooled walls arranged to reduce the occurrence of precursor pre-reactions upstream of the precursor reaction zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Applicant: Guardian Industries Corp.,
    Inventor: David D. McLean
  • Publication number: 20090291024
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of producing a gas sensor comprising the steps of a. Positioning a sensor substrate (7) in a flame spray pyrolysis apparatus (1); b. Generating an aerosol phase comprising sensing material nanoparticles by flame spray pyrolysis (FSP) of a precursor substance; c. Depositing the sensing material particles contained in the aerosol, in particular nanoparticles of the sensing material, onto the sensor substrate (7) directly from the aerosol phase to form a porous sensing layer (15).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2005
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Inventors: Lutz Maedler, Sotiris Pratsinis, Albert Roessler, Udo Weimar, Nicolae Barsan, Aleksander Gurlo
  • Publication number: 20090280262
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for forming a composite membrane with a porous coating layer. At first, a filling process is carried out to fill the pores of a porous substrate with a liquid. Next, a raw material is transformed into melt or incomplete melt droplets by a heating source and the droplets are sprayed to the surface of the porous substrate filled with the liquid. The liquid is evaporated by the high temperature droplets and plasma flame to become vapor and the vapor breaks through the droplets to have the droplets sputter into different blocks to thereby form random and dispersed flat particles after cooled. Flat particles are formed and stacked continuously so as to form a composite membrane with a porous coating layer. Moreover, the invention provides an apparatus for forming a composite membrane with a porous coating layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2008
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Applicant: CHUNG YUAN CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: KUO-LUN TUNG, CHI-CHUNG HSIUNG, TE-CHENG LING, KAI-SHIUN CHANG
  • Publication number: 20090263672
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for producing composite-coated rigid flat-rolled sheet metal substrate in which thermoplastic polymeric materials are selected and combined for dual-layer molten-film extrusion presenting a first-contacting tie-layer and an externally-located finish-layer which are simultaneously extruded for a single substrate surface at-a-time; in which tie-layer selection includes an ethylene-glycol modified PET, requiring a substrate-surface temperature between 230° F. and 300° F.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventors: John A. SINSEL, Mark V. Loen, Kenneth H. Speckhals
  • Publication number: 20090252965
    Abstract: A method for generating a chemically bonded organic functionality on the surface of particles or for condensing an organic compound onto the particle surface giving an organic coating is described. The method comprises a step of contacting a vapour containing an organic compound and a gaseous process stream containing flame-generated particles so as to react the organic compound with surface groups on the particles to give a chemically bonded organic functionality to the particle surface or so as to result in an organic coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Applicant: Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich
    Inventors: Murray J. Height, Alexandra Teleki Harsanyi, Marc File, Sotiris E. Pratsinis
  • Publication number: 20090246398
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and an apparatus for forming, by spraying, a commonly known amorphous coating film, which is not limited to a metallic glass or the like. According to this invention, a flame containing metal particles is ejected toward a base material from a nozzle, such that the material particles are melted with the flame. Thereafter, the melted material particles and flame are cooled before they reach the base material. For this cooling process, a gas is externally ejected toward the flame, such that the gas can gradually approach the central line of the flame. Preferably, the particle size of the material particles in the flame is within a range of 10 to 100 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2007
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: NAKAYAMA STEEL WORKS ,LTD.
    Inventors: Ryurou Kurahashi, Masahiro Komaki, Naoko Nagao
  • Publication number: 20090217867
    Abstract: A torch (1) for thermal spraying of surface coatings, of the type that comprises a head (3) and a bracket (2) for the head (3), in which the head (3) pivots relative to the bracket (2). The invention also relates to the coatings obtained using the torch, whether of polymer, metal or ceramic materials, on any substrate coated thereby, whether of polymer, metal or ceramic or composite materials. The invention is applicable to different types of thermal spray torches, using plasma spray, combustion spray, High Velocity Oxygen Fuel (HVOF), or Low Velocity processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2007
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Applicant: TURBOCOATING S.P.A.
    Inventors: Nelso Antolotti, Andrea Scrivani, Michele Scartazza, Gabriele Rizzi
  • Publication number: 20090199964
    Abstract: A web of a polymer film (1) is coated with an oxide layer, in particular with an SiOx barrier layer, by transporting the web with the aid of a rotatable drum (12) through a plurality of flame bands, which are directed in a radial direction from above against the circumferential surface of the drum, which extend at a distance from each other across the width of the web being supported and transported on this circumferential surface, and which are fed with a gas mixture including a combustible gas, an oxidant, and a silicon containing compound. Therein the circumferential surface of the rotatable drum is cooled to a predetermined temperature and the web is transported through the area of the tip of the inner flame region. Polymer films with barrier layers produced in the named way have at small layer thicknesses of less than 10 nm very good barrier properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2006
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Applicant: TETRA LAVAL HOLDINGS & FINANCE S.A.
    Inventors: Pierre Fayet, Torsten Olofsson, Hans-Jurgen Tiller, Thomas Richter
  • Publication number: 20090155469
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a modular waterless, low VOC and CO2 emission system to produce thermoplastic resin fascia and exterior components for automotive uses and a method of performing the same. The system and method disclosed have reduced environmental aspects and are adaptable to be used to accommodate any number of products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Applicant: Plastech Engineered Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Julie N. Brown, Glenn Williams
  • Publication number: 20090053504
    Abstract: The invention describes a method for producing carbon composite materials by pyrolysis and thermal spraying, in which method a material obtained at least partly from renewable raw materials is transformed by means of pyrolysis into a porously lattice-like matrix and this matrix is subsequently filled at least partially with an infiltration material by means of thermal spraying methods. Here, the pyrolysis of the material by means of a thermal spraying method is carried out until the porously lattice-like matrix of the carbonized material has formed, at least in certain regions, and subsequently at least the carbonized regions with the porously lattice-like matrix are coated with an infiltration material, or are at least partially filled by an infiltration material, likewise by means of thermal spraying methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2006
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Inventors: Wolfgang Tillmann, Evelina Vogli
  • Publication number: 20090038543
    Abstract: A deposition system for depositing a chemical vapor onto a workpiece is disclosed, including a deposition chamber having a plurality of components for performing chemical vapor deposition on the workpiece. The deposition chamber includes an inner skin made of Hasteloy for sealing the plurality of components and the workpiece from the air surrounding the deposition system, and an outer skin that encloses the inner skin and is separated from the inner skin by an air gap. The outer skin includes vents that create a convection current in the air gap between the inner skin and outer skin of the deposition chamber. The deposition system also has a gas panel for regulating the flow of gases and vapors into the deposition chamber, and a computer for controlling operation of the gas panel and the components in the deposition chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Applicant: ASI/SILICA MACHINERY, LLC
    Inventors: Franklin W. Dabby, Bedros Orchanian
  • Publication number: 20080280056
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for open-atmosphere flame based spraying employs a nozzle to preheat, pressurize and atomize a mechanically pumped reactive and flammable liquid solution through a small orifice or a nozzle and then a set of pilot flames to combust the spray. The liquid feedstock is preheated to a supercritical temperature before reaching the nozzle and is pressurized before spraying due to a reduced size of the outlet port of the feedstock flow channel relative to the inlet. A supplementary collimating, or sheathing, gas is supplied to the flow channel of the feedstock and both the feedstock and the supplementary gas are uniformly heated before spraying. This arrangement helps to avoid clogging of the nozzle and results in satisfactory control of the properties of the particulate products of the spraying procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2006
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Inventors: Radenka Maric, Thomas P.K. Vanderhoek, Justin Michael Roller
  • Publication number: 20080233414
    Abstract: Method steps and apparatus combinations for continuous in-line polymeric coating of rigid corrosion-protected flat-rolled sheet metal continuous-strip substrate utilizing a thermoplastic polymeric material having adhesive characteristics, capable of molten thin-film extrusion for chemical-bonding with an activated-surface of the flat-rolled sheet metal substrate, and substantially-simultaneously bonding with a solid-film polymeric material; establishing multiple-polymer-layers traveling with said activated surface; said solid polymeric film being selected to provide strength, hardness and other desired surface mechanical properties; and, also, providing for external surface coloration, design, weather-proofing, and fabricating capabilities; a second embodiment provides dual-surface multiple-polymeric layer coating carried on by activating and polymeric coating one surface at a time of rigid corrosion-protected flat-rolled sheet metal continuous strip substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Inventors: John A. Sinsel, Mark V. Loen, Michael S. Bailey
  • Publication number: 20080182743
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of heat-treating particulate material, such as kaolin. The method comprises providing a feed mixture comprising a particulate material, such as hydrous kaolin, wherein at least a portion of the particulate feed is coated with an additive/liquid fuel mixture comprising at least one additive dispersed in liquid fuel. The method further comprises heating the particulate feed to heat treat, e.g., calcine, the particulate feed and burn the liquid fuel to form a heat-treated product. The liquid fuel coating can act as a secondary, indirect heat source for heat treating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2006
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Applicant: Imerys Pigments, Inc.
    Inventors: Ismail Yildirum, Robert J. Pruett
  • Publication number: 20080087213
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a semiconductor device including: a step of forming a first film on a substrate; and a step of performing a thermal process by scanning the first film with a flame of a gas burner using a hydrogen and oxygen gas mixture as a fuel, wherein the flame of the gas burner is approximately linear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2007
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsuru Sato, Sumio Utsunomiya
  • Patent number: 6841005
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus and a method for producing a sprayed layer on the surface of a substrate, wherein an admixture material which may have started to melt or is molten, is guided onto the surface of the substrate to be coated using a gas or gas mixture, as well as a relevant installation for producing the sprayed layer by means of a thermal spraying method, wherein the installation comprises means for supplying the admixture material or the gas or gas mixture. According to the invention, at least one feature of the thermal spraying process which influences the quality of the sprayed layer and which is responsible for the formation of the layer and its properties, is recorded, evaluated and assessed, checked, monitored and/or regulated. Both analogue and digital spectroscopic arrangements can be used as optical emission spectroscopic arrangements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Assignee: Flumesys GmbH Fluidmess-und Systemtechnik
    Inventor: Karsten Schutte
  • Patent number: 6796793
    Abstract: A method and device of treating an irregularly shaped article to prepare the article for painting is provided. The device includes a burner which can produce an adjustable flame tongue which can fit into crevices, openings and other irregular topographical features of an item to be painted or otherwise coated. The burner device further provides means to apply a grafting chemical on a freshly oxidized surface. Further, the invention provides means to colorize treated objects so that they may be recognized as having been treated. In another embodiment, the grafting chemicals may be enhanced with electrolytic solutions such that electrostatic methods of painting may be subsequently employed on the item. In an alternate embodiment, the burner is adapted to spray a powder inside of a generally enclosed flame, and is used in conjunction with chop guns to manufacture glass or carbon fiber preforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Inventors: Russell Brynolf, Michael D. Elberson
  • Publication number: 20040089227
    Abstract: A photoresist ashing system includes two processing chambers configured for alternate operation in processing substrates. The system includes a single pump that performs both pump-down and process pumping of both of the chambers. In operation, one of the chambers is pumped down and processed while the other chamber is vented, unloaded and re-loaded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2003
    Publication date: May 13, 2004
    Inventor: Albert Wang
  • Patent number: 6554899
    Abstract: An apparatus for coating paperboard comprising a flame treater, a heater, a coater for applying a thin coating of a water-dispersible polymer, a dryer, and a cooler with an air curtain to keep the heat confined to the hot end of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Assignee: Madison-Oslin Research Corp.
    Inventors: Morgan O. Ogilvie, Jr., Paul M. Whatley, Michael W. Olvey