Product Produced By Electrolysis Involving Electrolytic Marking, Battery Electrode Active Material Forming, Electroforming, Or Electrolytic Coating Patents (Class 205/50)
  • Patent number: 11157663
    Abstract: The present invention provides a computer-implemented method and an apparatus for manufacturing an analogue audio storage medium wherein digital audio data is converted into topographical data representing an analogue translation of the digital audio data, and a laser beam is selectively applied to a substrate to form a physical imprint of the topographical data on the surface of the substrate to create an analogue audio storage medium. The medium may be directly playable on a conventional playback device such as a record player and/or used to mould further playable mediums. The invention thereby enables more efficient manufacturing of e.g. vinyl records and consistently ensures a much higher quality of analogue audio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Rebeat Innovation GmbH
    Inventors: Günter Loibl, Volker Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11118087
    Abstract: Provided is a film-forming resin composition for protecting an article that an organic polymer is exposed, including a polyurethane resin (A) having a hydroxyl group, a (meth)acrylic resin (B) having a hydroxyl group, and a polyfunctional isocyanate (C), in which the composition has a cross-linking density n of 1.0×10?4 to 5.0×10?3 mol/cm3, which is determined according to Mathematical Formula (1) n=E?min/(3RT). Here, E?min represents a minimum value E?min of storage elastic modulus of a cured film obtained by curing the resin composition at 80° C. for 16 hours in a case where the cured film is subjected to viscoelasticity measurement at a frequency of 1.0 Hz and a temperature range of ?40° C. to 160° C., T represents an absolute temperature at the minimum value E?min, and R represents a gas constant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: NATOCO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Susumu Ono, Takashi Tanaka, Takafumi Yoshino
  • Patent number: 11034855
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cationic electrodeposition coating composition containing a resin emulsion containing an aminated resin (A) and a blocked isocyanate curing agent (B), characterized in that a deposited electrodeposition coating film of the cationic electrodeposition coating composition has a coating film viscosity in a range of 5,000 to 1,000,000 mPa·s at 110° C., and a portion resulting from removal of a resin component from the deposited electrodeposition coating film of the cationic electrodeposition coating composition has a polarity term in a range of 2 to 30 mN/m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON PAINT AUTOMOTIVE COATINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Ohara, Nobuhiro Miyamae, Yosuke Shimodaira, Toshio Inbe
  • Patent number: 10927470
    Abstract: An apparatus for fabricating an electrode structure includes a high voltage unit, a plating material part facing the high voltage unit, and a transfer roll to which a negative voltage is applied. The high voltage unit includes a high voltage roll, and an insulating sheath configured to cover a surface of the high voltage roll. The high voltage roll is applied with a voltage of about 1 kV to about 100 kV, the plating material part is applied with a positive voltage, and the high voltage unit and the transfer roll rotate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventor: Woo-Seok Cheong
  • Patent number: 10920333
    Abstract: The embodiments described herein relate to treatments for anodic layers. The methods described can be used to impart a white appearance for an anodized substrate. The anodized substrate can include a metal substrate and a porous anodic layer derived from the metal substrate. The porous anodic layer can include pores defined by pore walls and fissures formed within the pore walls. The fissures can act as a light scattering medium to diffusely reflect visible light. In some embodiments, the method can include forming fissures within the pore walls of the porous anodic layer. In some embodiments, exposing the porous anodic layer to an etching solution can form fissures. The method further includes removing a top portion of the porous anodic layer while retaining a portion of the porous anodic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: James A. Curran, Daniel T. McDonald, Sean R. Novak
  • Patent number: 10879973
    Abstract: A method and apparatus in a wireless communication device is provided. A reference signal is received from a network entity, and a default set of individual beams is defined, each of the beams having an associated direction. A compression matrix is determined, and an indication of the determined compression matrix is sent to the network entity. The compression matrix is applied to the default set of individual beams resulting in a new set of composite beams, where at least one of the composite beams includes a combination of multiple individual beams from the default set, and where the multiple individual beams included in the at least one of the composite beams each extend in a different direction. A set of beam weighting values is determined, and the determined set of beam weighting values is sent to the network entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Jiho Song, Tyler Brown
  • Patent number: 10847474
    Abstract: A semiconductor package includes a connection structure including one or more redistribution layers, a semiconductor chip disposed on the connection structure and electrically connected to the one or more redistribution layers, an encapsulant disposed on the connection structure and covering at least a portion of the semiconductor chip, and a shielding structure covering at least a portion of the encapsulant. The shielding structure includes a conductive pattern layer having a plurality of openings, a first metal layer covering the conductive pattern layer and extending across the plurality of openings, and a second metal layer covering the first metal layer. The second metal layer has a thickness greater than a thickness of the first metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Woon Chun Kim, Jun Heyoung Park, Ji Hye Shim, Sung Keun Park, Gun Lee
  • Patent number: 10590555
    Abstract: A method for producing high quality electrolytic aluminum foil excellent in peelability from a cathode surface is provided. A method for producing electrolytic aluminum foil according to the present disclosure is a method for producing electrolytic aluminum foil, comprising steps of depositing an aluminum film on a surface of a cathode in an electrolytic cell supplied with an electrolytic solution and comprising the cathode; and peeling the deposited aluminum film from the surface of the cathode to provide aluminum foil, wherein the cathode has surface roughness of an arithmetic average roughness (Ra) of 0.10 to 0.40 ?m and a ten-point average roughness (Rz) of 0.20 to 0.70 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: UACJ Corporation
    Inventors: Yukio Honkawa, Junji Nunomura, Yoichi Kojima
  • Patent number: 10545294
    Abstract: A ferrule mold having a reverse-image of a through-hole array for optical fibers is formed. A non-polymeric ferrule material is deposited in the reverse-image mold, followed by removing the mold to create a multi-fiber connector ferrule having at least two fiber through-holes. An optical fiber is inserted in each through-hole until each fiber endface is positioned approximately even with a connection surface of the ferrule. A fiber recess for each of the optical fibers is formed such that each fiber is recessed from the multi-fiber ferrule connection surface by a distance of at least 0.1 micron. The recess may be formed by differential polishing of the non-polymeric ferrule and endfaces of the optical fibers. Alternatively, a layer of spacer material may be deposited over the multi-fiber ferrule connection surface. An antireflection coating is deposited over the ferrule connection surface and ends of the recessed fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: ARRAYED FIBEROPTICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Benjamin B. Jian
  • Patent number: 10533256
    Abstract: A hydrophobic coating and a method for applying such a coating to a surface of a metallic substrate. The method can include anodizing a nanoporous layer of anodic metal oxide on the surface; cathodizing yttrium oxide nanoparticles onto the surface; applying a hydrophobic ceramic coating composition to the surface by an application method selected from the group consisting of: flowing, dipping, and spraying; and heating the coated surface at a cure temperature from about 150° C. to about 300° C. for at least 2 hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: GKN Aerospace Transparency Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Rankin, Marlowe Moncur
  • Patent number: 10528008
    Abstract: A process for producing a part provided with an external element includes: providing an electrically conductive substrate having an upper surface and a raised pattern with a crest on the upper surface; depositing an electrically insulating layer onto the upper surface around the pattern to a thickness less than or equal to the distance between the crest and the upper surface; depositing a metal layer onto the crest by galvanic growth so that the metal layer partly rests on the insulating layer; dissolving the insulating layer; covering an assembly including the substrate and the metal layer with a mass of a base material of the part to form an imprint; separating the mass and the metal layer from the substrate, the mass then exhibiting an external element formed by a recess, the shape of which corresponds to the imprint and the base of which interfaces with the metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: The Swatch Group Research and Development Ltd
    Inventors: Pascal Grossenbacher, Stewes Bourban, Pierry Vuille, Yves Winkler
  • Patent number: 10513792
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for methods of phosphidation, catalysts formed from phosphidation, and methods of producing H2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: KING ABUDULLAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Lain-Jong Li, Xiulin Yang, Ang-Yu Lu
  • Patent number: 10512736
    Abstract: A photo-resist (21) is applied in a pattern of vertical columns having the dimensions of holes or pores of the aperture plate to be produced. This mask pattern provides the apertures which define the aerosol particle size, having up to 2500 holes per square mm. There is electro-deposition of metal (22) into the spaces around the columns (21). There is further application of a second photo-resist mask (25) of much larger (wider and taller) columns, encompassing the area of a number of first columns (21). The hole diameter in the second plating layer is chosen according to a desired flow rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: STAMFORD DEVICES LIMITED
    Inventor: Brendan Hogan
  • Patent number: 10472769
    Abstract: In various aspects, the present disclosure provides porous materials having extreme wettability to polar or non-polar fluids, such as water and oil. The porous material has a coated surface comprising a low surface energy fluoroalkyl silane that is treated to exhibit at least one type of extreme wettability. In certain aspects, the disclosure provides a porous material comprising a coated surface that is both superhydrophobic and oleophilic, or superhydrophobic and superoleophobic, or superhydrophilic and oleophobic, by way of example. Methods of forming a porous surface having a predetermined wettability are also provided. Other embodiments include fluidic devices that incorporate porous materials having extreme wettabilities, such as microfluidic devices and separators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
    Inventors: Anish Tuteja, Chao Li
  • Patent number: 10443144
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of electrodepositing a metal on an electrically conductive particulate substrate. There is provided a method of electrodepositing a metal on an electrically conductive particulate substrate comprising the steps of: (i) providing a cathode; (ii) providing an anode formed from the metal to be electrodeposited; (iii) providing the substrate, cathode and anode within an electrodeposition bath comprising an electrolyte; and (iv) providing a voltage between said anode and cathode causing metal ions to flow from the anode to the cathode, wherein a separator is provided between the anode and the cathode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: BAE Systems plc
    Inventors: Amy Elizabeth Dyke, Michael Dunleavy
  • Patent number: 10443145
    Abstract: Treatments for anodic coatings that provide improved resistance to staining and cracking during various manufacturing processes are described. According to some embodiments, the methods include placing the anodic coatings in partially sealed states by sealing only the outermost portions of the anodic coatings, which protect the outer surfaces of the anodic coatings from contamination and staining. Inner portions of the anodic coatings are left unsealed, thereby making the anodic coatings more compliant and resistant to cracking when exposed to manufacturing processes, even those that involve exposure to high temperatures or high mechanical stress. Subsequent to the processing, another sealing process can be implemented to fully seal the anodic coatings so that they provide good corrosion and wear resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Curran, Aaron D. Paterson, William D. Burke
  • Patent number: 10446378
    Abstract: An ion inlet assembly for connecting to a mass spectrometer housing is disclosed comprising a sampling limiting body having a sampling orifice. The sampling limiting body comprises a nickel disk wherein the disk and sampling orifice are made or formed by an electroforming process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: MICROMASS UK LIMITED
    Inventors: David Gordon, Joseph Jarrell, Daniel James Kenny, Stephen O'Brien, Ian Trivett
  • Patent number: 10422050
    Abstract: Anode foil, preferably aluminum anode foil, is etched using a process of treating the foil in an electrolyte bath composition comprising a persulfate, a halide, an oxidizing agent, and a sulfate. An etch resist can be added to the anode foil prior to etching. The anode foil and the attached etch resist can be heated prior to immersing both in an electrolyte bath composition. The anode foil is etched in the electrolyte bath composition by passing a charge through the bath, while maintaining a constant level of persulfate. The etched anode foil is suitable for use in an electrolytic capacitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: PACESETTER, INC.
    Inventors: Ralph Jason Hemphill, David R. Bowen, James Brian Smith, Timothy R. Marshall
  • Patent number: 10309026
    Abstract: Techniques for mechanically stabilizing metallic nanowire meshes using encapsulation are provided. In one aspect, a method for forming a mechanically-stabilized metallic nanowire mesh is provided which includes the steps of: forming the metallic nanowire mesh on a substrate; and coating the metallic nanowire mesh with a metal oxide that encapsulates the metallic nanowire mesh to mechanically-stabilize the metallic nanowire mesh which permits the metallic nanowire mesh to remain conductive at temperatures greater than or equal to about 600° C. A mechanically-stabilized metallic nanowire mesh is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Talia S. Gershon, Supratik Guha, Teodor K. Todorov, Theodore G. van Kessel
  • Patent number: 10290385
    Abstract: A boron doped synthetic diamond material which has the following characteristics: a solvent window meeting one or both of the following criteria as measured by sweeping a potential of the boron doped synthetic diamond material with respect to a saturated calomel reference electrode in a solution containing only deionized water and 0.1M KNO3 as a supporting electrolyte at pH 6: the solvent window extends over a potential range of at least 4.1 V wherein end points of the potential range for the solvent window are defined when anodic and cathodic current density measured at the boron doped synthetic diamond material reaches 38 mA cm?2; and the solvent window extends over a potential range of at least 3.3 V wherein end points of the potential range for the solvent window are defined when anodic and cathodic current density measured at the boron doped synthetic diamond material reaches 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Element Six Limited
    Inventors: Eleni Bitziou, Laura Anne Hutton, Julie Victoria MacPherson, Mark Edward Newton, Patrick Robert Unwin, Nicola Louise Palmer, Timothy Peter Mollart, Joseph Michael Dodson
  • Patent number: 10285294
    Abstract: A chassis member for a chassis of an electronic device is disclosed. The chassis member includes an aluminum alloy layer and an alumite layer serving as an outermost layer of the chassis member and disposed on a surface of the aluminum alloy layer. A grain size of an aluminum alloy in the aluminum alloy layer is between 40 ?m and 50 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD
    Inventor: Tsunenori Yanagisawa
  • Patent number: 10276608
    Abstract: A patterning method employing a half tone mask includes the steps of: successively forming a first thin film layer, a second thin film layer and a photoresist thin film layer on a substrate; exposing and developing the photoresist thin film layer by using a half tone mask plate; performing a first etching on the substrate that is exposed and developed; performing a second etching on the substrate that has been subject to the first etching; passivating the substrate that has been subject to the first etching; ashing the substrate that has been passivated; performing a third etching on the substrate that has been subject to the ashing and the second etching; and, stripping the substrate that has been subject to the third etching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., CHONGQING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhonghao Huang, Yongliang Zhao, Houfeng Zhou, Zhiyong Ning, Hongru Zhou
  • Patent number: 10214293
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an aircraft element including a leading edge section and a trailing edge section, and the leading edge section includes an anti-frost treatment device. This aircraft element is remarkable in that the trailing edge section includes a superhydrophobic surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: AIRCELLE
    Inventors: Audrey Riquet, Caroline Coat-Lenzotti
  • Patent number: 10174436
    Abstract: Processes for enhancing the corrosion resistance of anodized substrates are disclosed. In some embodiments, the process involves a second anodizing operation that targets an area of the substrate that is left inadequately protected by a first anodizing operation, and also targets defects that may have been arisen from intermediate processing operations such as laser-marking operations. The second anodizing operation can be conducted in a non-pore-forming electrolyte, and grows a thick protective barrier film over inadequately protected areas of the substrate, such as laser-marking treated areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Curran, William A. Counts, Aaron D. Paterson
  • Patent number: 10138566
    Abstract: The inventive two-step process operates at low temperature, without any toxic heavy metals, to provide excellent sealing on anodized aluminum substrates, especially those aluminum substrates comprising silicon. The first step of the process seals the anodized surface and the second step passivates the anodized surface. The process allows for corrosion resistance in anodized aluminum and anodized aluminum alloys to be achieved that is comparable to traditional nickel based sealants, without the toxicity of nickel. The process additionally does not require any excessive temperatures, as required by hot water sealing processes. The composition used for the sealing step comprises soluble lithium ions, fluoride ions, and preferably, a complexing agent comprising phosphines, phosphonates and/or polymers of acrylic acid. The composition used for the passivation step comprises metal ions and preferably a complexing agent comprising phosphines, phosphonates and/or polymers of acrylic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: MacDermid Acumen, Inc.
    Inventors: Sara Salsa, Patrizia Angeli
  • Patent number: 10081733
    Abstract: A process is disclosed for the delayed sintering of metal nanoparticles in a self-assembled transparent conductive coating by incorporating a sintering additive into the water phase of the emulsion used to form the coating. The sintering additive reduces the standard reduction potential of the metal ion of the metal forming the nanoparticles by an amount greater than 0.1V but less than the full reduction potential of the metal ion. Emulsion compositions used in the process are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Clearview Films Ltd.
    Inventors: Ilana Haymov, Nikolay Yaframenko, Dov Zamir, Arkady Garbar, Dmitry Lekhtman
  • Patent number: 10069138
    Abstract: A cathode active composite containing an amorphous composite of vanadium oxide and an inorganic sulfide is provided. In one embodiment the composite contains vanadium pentoxide and phosphorous pentasulfide. In a further special embodiment, a cathode active material comprising a nanoparticle composite of an amorphous matrix containing vanadium, oxygen and sulfur and crystalline regions of vanadium and oxygen embedded in the matrix is provided. Electrochemical cells and a reversible battery having a cathode containing one of the cathode active composites are also provided. In specific embodiments the battery is a magnesium battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Fuminori Mizuno, Timothy S. Arthur
  • Patent number: 10030314
    Abstract: This invention involves a plasma oxidation method for making an oxide coating containing air pockets. The encapsulated air, which has minimal thermal conductivity and capacity, allows the coating to adapt quickly to changes in the surrounding temperature. The thermal diffusivity and conductivity of the coated metal can be tailored to provide various thermal functions for internal combustion engine parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Inventors: Jingzeng Zhang, Yining Nie, Xueyuan Nie
  • Patent number: 10014362
    Abstract: A display device is disclosed. In one aspect, the display device includes a substrate including a display area and a non-display area and an input wiring portion and an output wiring portion formed in the non-display area. The display device also includes a driver integrated circuit (IC) formed over the substrate and electrically connected to the input and output wiring portions. Each of the input and output wiring portions includes a metal layer and a metal carbide layer that covers the metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung Yun Jo, Su Bin Bae, Jang-Kyum Kim, Jeong Do Yang, Chung-Seok Lee
  • Patent number: 9991056
    Abstract: A process and apparatus are presented for cleaning the tunnels of an electrochemically etched anode foil. The apparatus includes a tank, a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet, and one or more tranducers. The tank is designed to receive a plurality of cartridges, each of the plurality of cartridges having a reservoir and being designed to hold a metal foil. The fluid inlet and fluid outlet are coupled with at least one of the plurality of cartridges, and are designed to introduce and expel, respectively, a liquid from the reservoir within at least one of the plurality of cartridges. The one or more transducers are coupled to at least one wall of each reservoir, the one or more transducers being designed to sonicate the liquid within each reservoir at a frequency less than 300 Hz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph Jason Hemphill, David R. Bowen, James Brian Smith, Xiaofei Jiang, Troy L. McCurry
  • Patent number: 9979008
    Abstract: In an example of the method for making a solid electrolyte interface (SEI) layer on a surface of an electrode, the electrode is exposed to an electrolyte solution in an electrochemical cell. The electrolyte solution includes either i) an organo-polysulfide additive having a formula RSnR? (n?2), wherein R and R? are independently selected from a methyl group, an unsaturated chain, a 3-(Trimethoxysilyl)-1-propyl group, or a 4-nitrophenyl group, or ii) a fluorinated organo-polysulfide additive having a formula RSnR? (n?2), wherein R and R? can be the same or different, and wherein R and R? each have a general formula of CxHyF(2x?y+1), where x is at least 1 and y ranges from 0 to 2x. A voltage or a load is applied to the electrochemical cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Fang Dai, Mei Cai, Qiangfeng Xiao, Li Yang
  • Patent number: 9970080
    Abstract: Micro additions of certain elements such as zirconium or titanium are added to high strength aluminum alloys to counter discoloring effects of other micro-alloying elements when the high strength alloys are anodized. The other micro-alloying elements are added to increase the adhesion of an anodic film to the aluminum alloy substrate. However, these micro-alloying elements can also cause slight discoloration, such as a yellowing, of the anodic film. Such micro-alloying elements that can cause discoloration can include copper, manganese, iron and silver. The micro additions of additional elements, such as one or more of zirconium, tantalum, molybdenum, hafnium, tungsten, vanadium, niobium and tantalum, can dilute the discoloration of the micro-alloying elements. The resulting anodic films are substantially colorless.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Curran, William A. Counts, Abhijeet Misra
  • Patent number: 9966608
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electrodeposited copper foil having a tensile strength of at least 300 MPa and elongation rate of at least 3.0% after heat treatment at 350° C. for 1 hour and provides a copper foil which prevents the breakage of a current collector (copper foil) while maintaining adhesiveness between the current collector (copper foil) and the active material in response to substantial expansion and contraction of a Si or Sn alloy-based active material. The foil is an electrodeposited copper foil having a roughened surface, the tensile strength of the copper foil being at least 300 MPa after heating at 350° C. for 1 hour, the elongation rate being at least 3.0% after heating at 350° C. for 1 hour, and respective surface area ratios (actual surface area/geometric surface area) of both sides of the copper foil (the side that is roughened and the side that is not roughened) being from 1.6 to 2.2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kensaku Shinozaki, Akitoshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9926793
    Abstract: A blade (100) has an airfoil (106) having a leading edge (114), a trailing edge (116), a pressure side (118), and a suction side (120) and extending from an inboard end (110) to a tip (112). An attachment root (108) is at the inboard end. The blade comprises an aluminum alloy substrate (102) and a coating at the tip (130). The coating (130) comprises an anodic layer (160) atop the substrate and an aluminum oxide layer (162) atop the anodic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: William Bogue, Timothy J. Tabor, Joseph J. Parkos, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9865887
    Abstract: A method of fabrication produces one or more functional microparticles using a parallel pore working piece. In one embodiment, the method forms a particle that includes a segment for the oxidation of a biofuel (such as glucose) and the reduction of oxygen. The particle may be synthesized in a structure with defined and parallel, uniform, thin pores that completely penetrate the structure. Further, the functional microparticle may be configured to reside in a human or animal body or cell such that i t may be self-contained fuel cell having an anode, a cathode, a separator membrane, and a magnetic component. In other embodiments, the functional microparticles may deliver energy or therapeutic materials in the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: WEINBERG MEDICAL PHYSICS INC.
    Inventors: Lamar Odell Mair, Irving N. Weinberg
  • Patent number: 9862131
    Abstract: A method for integrally molding a metal and a resin and a metal-resin composite structure obtainable by the same are provided. The method comprises forming a nanopore in a surface of a metal sheet; melting a thermoplastic resin on the surface of the metal sheet formed with the nanopore; and injection molding the thermoplastic resin onto the surface of the metal sheet. The thermoplastic resin is a mixture of a main resin and a polyolefin resin, the main resin is a mixture of polyphenylene oxide and a polyamide, and the polyolefin resin has a melting point of about 65° C. to about 105° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignees: BYD COMPANY LIMITED, SHENZHEN BYD AUTO R&D COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Qing Gong, Xiong Zhang, Yihu Zhang, Wei Zhou
  • Patent number: 9852948
    Abstract: A method of processing a substrate is disclosed. The method includes the following steps: providing a substrate body having a surface; placing a die on the surface, wherein the die acts as a catalyst; immersing the substrate body and the die in a reaction solution; and processing the substrate body via a chemical reaction occurring on the surface through the reaction solution and the catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Bing-Joe Hwang, Wei-Nien Su, Jeng-Ywan Jeng, Yuan-Han Chu, Tse-Ming Chiu, Hsin-Fu Teng
  • Patent number: 9850388
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for cationic electrodeposition coating using cationic water-dilutable binders comprising a water-soluble bismuth salt or chelate complex B, and a chain-extended epoxy-amine adduct EA which comprises moieties derived from epoxide compounds E2 having at least two epoxide groups per molecule, low molar mass epoxide compounds E3 having two epoxide groups per molecule, one or more of amidoamines A41 having at least one amide group and at least one amino group, made from amines A1 having at least two amino groups per molecule and a fatty acid A4, further amines A1, an amine A2 which has at least one secondary amino group per molecule, an amine A3 having at least one tertiary, and at least one primary amino group per molecule, fatty acids A4, and phenolic compounds A5 having at least two phenolic hydroxyl groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: ALLNEX AUSTRIA GMBH
    Inventors: Willibald Paar, Florian Lunzer, Roland Feola
  • Patent number: 9809895
    Abstract: A method of preparing aluminum alloy-resin composite and an aluminum alloy-resin composite obtained by the same are provided. of the method comprises: S1: anodizing a surface of an aluminum alloy substrate to form an oxide layer on the surface, the oxide layer including nanopores; S2: immersing the resulting aluminum alloy substrate obtained in step S1 in a buffer solution having a pH of about 10 to about 13, to form a corrosion pores on an outer surface of the oxide layer; and S3: injection molding a resin onto the surface of the resulting aluminum alloy substrate obtained in step S2 in a mold to obtain the aluminum alloy-resin composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignees: SHENZHEN BYD AUTO R&D COMPANY LIMITED, BYD COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jian Sun, Yanqin Wu, Qiang Guo, Liang Chen
  • Patent number: 9808974
    Abstract: A method of making an aluminum alloy-resin composite and an aluminum alloy-resin composite obtained by the same are provided. The method may comprise: S1: anodizing a surface of an aluminum alloy substrate to form an oxide layer on the surface, in which the oxide layer includes nanopores; S2: immersing the resulting aluminum alloy substrate obtained at step S1 in an alkaline solution having a pH of about 10 to about 13, to form corrosion pores on an outer surface of the oxide layer, wherein the alkaline solution is an aqueous solution including at least one selected from a soluble carbonates, a soluble alkali, a soluble phosphate, a soluble sulfate, and a soluble borate; S3: injection molding a resin onto the surface of the resulting aluminum alloy substrate in step S2 in a mold to obtain the aluminum alloy-resin composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignees: SHENZHEN BYD AUTO R&D COMPANY LIMITED, BYD COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jian Sun, Yanqing Wu, Yunxia Zhang
  • Patent number: 9770884
    Abstract: A metal-resin composite and method for producing the same are provided. The method comprises: A) forming nanopores in at least a part of a surface of a metal sheet; and B) injection molding a thermoplastic resin directly on the surface of the metal sheet. The thermoplastic resin includes a main resin and a polyolefin resin. The main resin includes a mixture of polyphenylene ether and polyphenylene sulfide. And the polyolefin resin has a melting point of about 65° C. to about 105° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignees: SHENZHEN BYD AUTO R&D COMPANY LIMITED, BYD COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Qing Gong, Xiong Zhang, Yihu Zhang, Wei Zhou
  • Patent number: 9707738
    Abstract: A copper foil having a matte side with nickel plated thereon in an amount of nickel in the range of 100,000-300,000 ?s/dm2. The plated copper foils have particular utility in Positive Temperature Coefficient (PTC) devices. The plated copper foils have a surface hardness of from 50 to 200, a tensile strength greater than 45 kg/mm2 and a shiny side surface roughness (Rz) not exceeding 2.0 ?m. The surface roughness of the matte side of the copper foil is in the range of 6 to 10 ?m. Copper nodules are present on the matte side of the copper foil between the copper foil and the nickel plating. Methods of producing the copper foil and PTC devices incorporating the copper foil are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Chang Chun Petrochemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kuei-Sen Cheng, Shih-Cheng Tseng, Tsang-Jin Juo
  • Patent number: 9683603
    Abstract: In a method, in which a plain bearing alloy layer is bonded to a surface of a backing steel sheet, and, a Bi-based overlay layer is then deposited on the plain bearing alloy layer by electroplating, replacement of Bi with the backing steel sheet and deposition of Bi on the backing steel sheet are prevented. Prior to the step of electroplating of the Bi-based overlay layer, the following metals and the like are formed on at least the back surface of the backing steel sheet. An electrochemically more noble metal than Bi, an electrochemically more base metal than Bi and capable of forming a passivation state, or resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: TAIHO KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Wada, Shigeyuki Suga, Takashi Tomikawa
  • Patent number: 9677166
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for modifying piece surfaces consisting in bringing pieces into contact with at least one type of a modifying agent in such a way that the modification of the surface is carried out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: MAHLE International GmbH
    Inventors: Snjezana Boger, Peter Englert, Mathias Pfitzer, Ingo Trautwein, Sabine Sedlmeir
  • Patent number: 9574280
    Abstract: A composition for making a contact includes a nickel-cobalt alloy containing 1% by weight or more to less than 20% by weight of cobalt, and 0.002 part by weight or more to 0.1 part by weight or less of sulfur with respect to 100 parts by weight of the nickel-cobalt alloy. The composition has an average particle size of 0.07 ?m or larger to 0.35 ?m or smaller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Yoko Ishikawa, Kuniyoshi Maezawa
  • Patent number: 9520591
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed in which an electrically conductive substrate is immersed into an electrodepositable composition, the substrate serving as an electrode in an electrical circuit comprising the electrode and a counter-electrode immersed in the composition, a coating being applied onto or over at least a portion of the substrate as electric current is passed between the electrodes. The electrodepositable composition comprises: (a) an aqueous medium; (b) an ionic resin; and (c) solid particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Randy E. Daughenbaugh, Stuart D. Hellring, Robin M. Peffer
  • Patent number: 9512528
    Abstract: A method of synthesizing a metal foam of at least one metal M having a porous micrometric structure, the method including a step of contact glow discharge electrolysis in an electrolytic plasma reduction conducted in an electrolytic solution in which are immersed an anode and a cathode connected to a continuous electrical power supply, the electrolytic solution including at least one first electrolyte in a solvent, the first electrolyte being the at least one metal M in cationic form, the electrolytic solution further including a gelatine, as well as a metal foam obtained by this method, and a device comprising such a foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Commissariat A L'energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives
    Inventor: Ronan Botrel
  • Patent number: 9512536
    Abstract: The embodiments described herein relate to anodizing and anodized films. The methods described can be used to form opaque and white anodized films on a substrate. In some embodiments, the methods involve forming anodized films having branched pore structures. The branched pore structure provides a light scattering medium for incident visible light, imparting an opaque and white appearance to the anodized film. In some embodiments, the methods involve infusing metal complex ions within pores of an anodized. Once within the pores, the metal complex ions undergo a chemical change forming metal oxide particles. The metal oxide particles provide a light scattering medium for incident visible light, imparting an opaque and white appearance to the anodized film. In some embodiments, aspects of the methods for creating irregular or branched pores and methods for infusing metal complex ions within pores are combined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Masashige Tatebe, Jody R. Akana, Takahiro Oshima, Peter N. Russell-Clarke, Ayumi Hongou, Kenji Hara
  • Patent number: 9342053
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a timepiece component, such as a balance, an oscillating mass or a wheel, comprises a micro-manufacturing technique, such as the DRIE technique. The method may comprise forming at least one member in or at the periphery of the structure, of a material different from that of the structure. This member is typically metal and is formed by electro-forming using a cavity of the structure as a mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: PATEK PHILIPPE SA GENEVE
    Inventors: Frédéric Maier, Stéphane Von Gunten, Sylvain Jeanneret
  • Patent number: 9275529
    Abstract: Systems (100) and methods (600) for making a marker. The methods comprise: obtaining a resonator material which has been annealed under a tensile force selected to provide a maximum resonant amplitude at a bias field Hmax in the marker; and providing with the bias material of the marker an operating bias field Hoperating with a value less than a value of said bias field Hmax. The value of Hoperating is reduced by performing at least one of the following operations: selectively modifying a geometry of a bias material which is to be disposed in a housing of the marker; selectively modifying a spacing between the resonator material and the bias material arranged in a stacked configuration; and partially de-gaussing the bias material subsequent to being fully saturated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Tyco Fire and Security GmbH
    Inventor: Nen-Chin Liu