Frictional Application (i.e., Rubbing Solid Coating Material On Base) Patents (Class 427/11)
  • Patent number: 9675848
    Abstract: A device for restoring the surface of used lacrosse balls. Lacrosse balls are placed inside a chamber that is lined with an abrasive surface. The device can be placed within a typical clothes dryer machine and during the course of a normal drying cycle the surface of the lacrosse balls are restored to a desired characteristic tactile grip. The exterior of the device is cushioned to dampen impact with the inner surface of the clothes dryer and minimize the generation of noise during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Inventors: John Timothy Mehl, Avi Mehl
  • Patent number: 9221057
    Abstract: A planetary mill is disclosed. The planetary mill comprises a self-balancing milling assembly comprising a pair of elongate floating milling chambers arranged in parallel to and on opposite sides of a main axis wherein the milling chambers are free to move outwards in a direction radial to the main axis, a drive assembly for rotating the milling assembly in a first direction of rotation about the main axis, and at least one of belt surrounding the pair of floating milling chambers such that when the milling assembly rotates about the main axis, the at least one belt limits a radial travel outwards of each of the milling chambers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: N-WERKZ INC.
    Inventors: Pierre Blanchard, Tony Addona, George E. Kim
  • Patent number: 9109278
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of forming a self-assembly fullerene array on the surface of a substrate, comprising the following steps: (1) providing a substrate; (2) pre-annealing the substrate at a temperature ranging from 200° C. to 1200° C. in a vacuum system; and (3) providing powdered fullerene nanoparticles and depositing them on the surface of the substrate by means of physical vapor deposition technology in the vacuum system, so as to form a self-assembly fullerene array on the surface of the substrate. The present invention also provides a fullerene embedded substrate prepared therefrom, which has excellent field emission properties and can be used as a field emitter for any field emission displays. Finally, the present invention provides a fullerene embedded substrate prepared therefrom, which can be used to substitute for semiconductor carbides as optoelectronic devices and high-temperature, high-power, or high-frequency electric devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Inventors: Mon-Shu Ho, Chih-Pong Huang
  • Patent number: 9028907
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for coating of a medical implant that can be used to apply a calcium salt to the surface of a medical implant easily and without expensive coating equipment and little expenditure of time. Accordingly, a method is provided that includes (i) providing a medical implant that includes at least one surface to be coated; (ii) providing a body that includes at least one calcium salt with a Mohs hardness of no more than 5.5 on at least one of its surfaces; and (iii) rubbing said body having the calcium salt-containing surface onto the at least one medical implant surface to be coated in order to coat said surface of the medical implant with the at least one calcium salt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Heraeus Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian Vogt, Hubert Büchner
  • Publication number: 20150119302
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention may provide textured surfaces to be lubricated, the texturing to enhance the effectiveness of the intended nano-lubrication. The texturing may make asperities and depressions in the surface to be lubricated. This texturing may be executed, for example, by chemical etching, laser etching, or other techniques. This texturing may create locations in the lubricated surface to hold or anchor the intended nano-lubricants, to facilitate the creation of a tribo-film on the surface when the lubricated surface is used under pressure, and resulting in delivery of multiple chemistries from the nano-lubricant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Ajay P. Malshe
  • Patent number: 8974851
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for applying hexagonal boron nitride to a rough surface, wherein it is intended for the boron nitride to be provided as a temperature-resistant lubricant of the surface. According to the invention, a pin composed of hexagonal boron nitride is rubbed with pressure over the rough surface, such that abraded boron nitride adheres to the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Oerlikon Surface Solutions AG, Trubbach
    Inventors: Arno Moosbrugger, Jorg Kerschbaumer, Theo Bachmann, Mario Wolfgang Walch
  • Publication number: 20140366776
    Abstract: An aqueous paint composition comprising by weight of the total composition i) from 1 to 6%, preferably from 2 to 5% chelating thickener ii) from 2 to 8%, preferably from 3 to 5% clay thickener and iii) from 0 to 30%, preferably 5 to 20% clay extender whereby said composition is capable of being formed into a self-supporting, dimensionally stable paint body
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: AKZO NOVEL COATINGS INTERNATIONAL B.V.
    Inventor: Gary Thomas WREN
  • Patent number: 8859041
    Abstract: The adhesiveness of a thermal spray coating and a cylinder internal surface is improved by forming a sufficient roughened surface on an internal surface. A processing roller is installed on the main shaft of a processing device via a pressurizing mechanism. An uneven surface is provided on the external periphery of the processing roller. By pressing the processing roller against the internal surface while the roller rotates and moves, a fine unevenness that corresponds to the unevenness of the roller is formed on the cylinder internal surface. A thermal spray coating is formed on the internal surface where the inner surface has been roughened by forming the above-mentioned unevenness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Sekikawa, Masahiko Iizumi, Takashi Ogino, Kimio Nishimura, Eiji Shiotani, Hideo Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20140272111
    Abstract: Non-aqueous emulsions comprise a continuous organic phase comprising an organic vehicle. The non-aqueous emulsions further comprise a discontinuous phase comprising a polyfluoropolyether silane. Methods of preparing surface treated articles therewith are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Michael L. BRADFORD, Fengqiu FAN, Donald T. LILES, Ryan F. SCHNEIDER, William J. SCHULZ
  • Patent number: 8802288
    Abstract: Current collectors and methods are provided that relate to electrodes that are useful in lithium polymer electrochemical cells. The provided current collectors include a metallic substrate, a substantially uniform nano-scale carbon coating, and an active electrode material. The coating has a maximum thickness of less than about 200 nanometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Ranjith Divigalpitiya, Mary I. Buckett
  • Publication number: 20140220232
    Abstract: Equipment for decorating a section, comprising: a cavity filled with a material having a melting temperature corresponding to the temperature suitable for transferring the decorative materials; and a flexible die formed by a resiliently deformable conical casing having an inlet cross-section larger than the cross-section of the section to be decorated and an outlet cross-section smaller than the cross-section of the section to be decorated, said die being surrounded by the melted material and connected to two opposing surfaces of the above-mentioned cavity in order to form a leakproof through-duct.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Jean-Noel Claveau
  • Publication number: 20140193572
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for applying hexagonal boron nitride to a rough surface, wherein it is intended for the boron nitride to be provided as a temperature-resistant lubricant of the surface. According to the invention, a pin composed of hexagonal boron nitride is rubbed with pressure over the rough surface, such that abraded boron nitride adheres to the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Oerlikon Trading AG, Trubbach
    Inventors: Arno Moosbrugger, Jorg Kerschbaumer, Theo Bachmann, Mario Wolfgang Walch
  • Publication number: 20140186090
    Abstract: A method of treating a mesh pocket of a lacrosse stick includes providing a solid wax compound, providing a mesh pocket having a plurality of inter-engaged strands that define a plurality of mesh openings, and manually applying the solid wax compound to at least a portion of at least some of the inter-engaged strands of the mesh pocket. A kit for treating a mesh pocket of a lacrosse stick includes a solid wax compound disposed in a retractable applicator, a mesh pocket attached to or attachable to a lacrosse stick, and instructions describing manually applying the solid wax compound to the mesh pocket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: Jonathan Gozzo
  • Patent number: 8734892
    Abstract: The invention relates to a coating method for coating at least one surface of a workpiece (1) by means of a coating element (2), from which material is transferred to the surface of the workpiece (1), wherein in a first method step at least the area of the surface of the workpiece (1) to be coated is heated, and in a further method step the area of the surface of a workpiece (1) to be coated is brought into contact with the coating element (2), wherein a relative motion between the surface of the workpiece (1) and the coating element (2) is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Hochschule fuer angewandte Wissenschaften-Fachhochschule Kempten
    Inventor: Paul Schindele
  • Publication number: 20140134325
    Abstract: A low-temperature friction-based coating method termed friction stir fabrication (FSF) is disclosed, in which material is deposited onto a substrate and subsequently stirred into the substrate using friction stir processing to homogenize and refine the microstructure. This solid-state process is capable of depositing coatings, including nanocrystalline aluminum and/or metal matrix composites and the like, onto substrates such as aluminum at relatively low temperatures. A method of making rod stock for use in the FSF process is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventors: Jeffrey Patrick Schultz, Kevin D. Creehan
  • Publication number: 20140113065
    Abstract: A method for making a current collector of an electrochemical battery is disclosed. In the method, a current collecting metal substrate and a solid graphite source are provided. A graphite/graphene layer is formed on at least one surface of the current collecting metal substrate, by rubbing the at least one surface of the current collecting metal substrate with the solid graphite source. A method for making an electrode of an electrochemical battery is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventors: XIANG-MING HE, JIAN-JUN LI, LI WANG, JIAN GAO
  • Patent number: 8703231
    Abstract: A lead for painting includes a water-insoluble lead basic mass in which a water-soluble dye is present. A method of painting with a lead is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Faber-Castell AG
    Inventors: Gerhard Lugert, Reiner Appel, Harald von Godin, Joachim Kinzel
  • Patent number: 8691324
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are solvent free, dry coating processes for applying a layered material such as graphene, nanoplate graphite, etc., to a substrate. The applied layered material is devoid of any dispersant and substantially uniform in thickness. Generally, a layered material precursor composition is mixed with a milling medium so that the milling medium is coated with the layered material. The substrate is then contacted with the coated milling medium. The layered material on the milling medium transfers to the substrate to form a coating on the substrate. Such processes may be especially useful for applying conductive films onto a polymeric substrate without the need for additives such as a surfactant or a polymeric binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Yiliang Wu, Sandra J. Gardner, Ping Liu, Nan-Xing Hu
  • Patent number: 8663737
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides substrates having a lubricious coating thereon. The substrate may be flexible and include, in embodiments, a medical device. The lubricious coating, in embodiments, is applied in a pattern so that the coating avoids delamination and/or fracturing which might otherwise occur as the substrate flexes and/or stretches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Gregory G. Okoniewski
  • Patent number: 8632850
    Abstract: The present invention relates to tooling and methods for disposing, coating, building up, repairing, or otherwise modifying the surface of a metal substrate using frictional heating and compressive loading of a consumable metal material against the substrate. Embodiments of the invention include friction-based fabrication tooling comprising a non-consumable member with a throat and a consumable member disposed in the throat, wherein the throat is operably configured such that during rotation of the non-consumable member at a selected speed, the throat exerts normal forces on and rotates the consumable member at the selected speed; and comprising means for dispensing the consumable member through the throat and onto a substrate using frictional heating and compressive loading. Embodiments of the invention also include fabrication methods using the tools described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Schultz-Creehan Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Patrick Schultz, Kevin Creehan
  • Patent number: 8603571
    Abstract: The surface composition of a metal article may be modified by depositing a coating layer material of a different composition from a consumable tool which is urged against the article surface while being rotated about an axis generally normal to the surface. The frictional heating resulting from rotation of the tool under applied pressure increases the temperature of the article-contacting portion of the tool so that it adheres to and bonds to the magnesium alloy article. In an embodiment the tool material is selected to be more corrosion-resisting than or sacrificial to the substrate metal alloy. In another embodiment the tool material is selected to react with the magnesium surface to form a more corrosion-resistant coating or a sacrificial layer. In another embodiment a holemaking cutting tool may be incorporated in to the consumable tool to enable fabrication of a hole with a surrounding, more corrosion-resistant annular surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Blair E. Carlson, Guangling Song
  • Patent number: 8545930
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of mechanical elements comprises providing (210) of a mechanical element having a rough curved surface preferably with a surface roughness of more than Sa=0.1 ?m. The method is characterized by tribochemically depositing (214) solid lubricant substance directly onto the rough curved surface in transverse directions. A mechanical element has a curved surface. The curved surface has a surface layer of a tribochemically deposited solid lubricant substance. The mechanical element is obtainable by the above method. A tool for manufacturing of such a mechanical element comprises a support portion, at least one tool working surface, means for providing a force pressing the tool towards the curved surface and driving means for moving said at least one tool working surface in two different directions along said curved surface. The working surface comprises an oxide, carbide and/or suicide of an element capable of forming a stable sulfide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Applied Nano Surfaces Sweden AB
    Inventor: Nils Stavlid
  • Publication number: 20130251888
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method comprising causing motion of an enclosed container comprising substrate material and graphite material within the container; and coating surfaces of the substrate material with the graphite material responsive to the motion of the container, the coated surfaces comprising graphene or graphene layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: CHANGS ASCENDING ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chun-Chieh Chang, Tsun-Yu Chang
  • Patent number: 8445055
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the fabrication of composite palladium or palladium alloy membranes. The surface of the porous ceramic substrate is modified with pencil to create a uniform and smooth layer, and the membrane is deposited via electroless plating. The advantages of the pencil modification are a reduction of the substrate surface roughness and a repair of substrate surface defects, which leads to a great improvement in the membrane uniformity and hydrogen permeation performances. This method is facile and economic, and it is especially effective on low-cost macroporous ceramic substrate materials. Furthermore, this method generates almost no pollution and therefore is environmentally benign.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Nanjing University of Technology
    Inventors: Yan Huang, Xiaojuan Hu, Weidong Chen
  • Patent number: 8419555
    Abstract: A spline telescopic shaft includes an inner shaft having an outer tooth surface, and a cylindrical outer shaft having an inner tooth surface and arranged to fit to the inner shaft slidably in an axial direction of the inner shaft. Either one of the outer tooth surface and the inner tooth surface includes a first resin coating. The other of the outer tooth surface and the inner tooth surface includes a second resin coating. The second resin coating is formed by processing for sliding an intermediate member for manufacturing the inner shaft and an intermediate member for manufacturing the outer shaft in the axial direction, to transfer a part of a resin material provided in the intermediate member for manufacturing the shaft including the one tooth surface for forming the first resin coating to the intermediate member for manufacturing the shaft including the other tooth surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignees: JTEKT Corporation, Koyo Machine Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ryoichi Tokioka
  • Publication number: 20130004774
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a composite structure and associated method for preparing a composite substrate comprising an inorganic coating that is adhered to an organic-based substrate via an adhesion promoting agent comprising a molecule having a urea moiety at one end of the molecule and an alkoxysilane moiety at the other end of the molecule. The use of adhesion promoting agent having at least one of an amine or imine moiety and an alkoxysilane moiety promotes tight adhesion of the inorganic coating to the substrate. In one embodiment, the adhesion promoting agent may have the following structure as shown in formula (I) below: wherein X is an alkoxy group having from 1 to 3 carbon atoms; and n is a number from 1 to 5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: James Frank Cordaro
  • Patent number: 8343570
    Abstract: The present invention relates to thermosetting powder coating compositions comprising of at least one bismuth-containing inorganic pigment, at least one organic phosphorous stabilizer, at least one thermally polymerizable thermosetting powder coating resin and at least one crosslinker. The inventive thermosetting powder coating compositions are advantageously used where there is a need for heat resistant coatings and where only minor surface modifications during over bake conditions are acceptable. The invention also relates to the use of the inventive thermosetting powder coating compositions for the preparation of powdered paints and varnishes for the making of coatings and to coatings obtained therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: DCC IP
    Inventors: Thomas Gross, Conny Te Walvaart, Hub Bernsen, Jules Lahaye
  • Publication number: 20120301603
    Abstract: The surface composition of a metal article may be modified by depositing a coating layer material of a different composition from a consumable tool which is urged against the article surface while being rotated about an axis generally normal to the surface. The frictional heating resulting from rotation of the tool under applied pressure increases the temperature of the article-contacting portion of the tool so that it adheres to and bonds to the magnesium alloy article. In an embodiment the tool material is selected to be more corrosion-resisting than or sacrificial to the substrate metal alloy. In another embodiment the tool material is selected to react with the magnesium surface to form a more corrosion-resistant coating or a sacrificial layer. In another embodiment a holemaking cutting tool may be incorporated in to the consumable tool to enable fabrication of a hole with a surrounding, more corrosion-resistant annular surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Blair E. Carlson, Guangling Song
  • Publication number: 20120279575
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a flexible underwater pipe intended for transporting fluids, notably hydrocarbons, comprising at least one layer comprising a polymeric resin comprising at least one polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane chemically bound to the polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventors: Frédéric Tronc, Alain Coutarel
  • Publication number: 20120231331
    Abstract: Current collectors and methods are provided that relate to electrodes that are useful in lithium polymer electrochemical cells. The provided current collectors include a metallic substrate, a substantially uniform nano-scale carbon coating, and an active electrode material. The coating has a maximum thickness of less than about 200 nanometers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventors: Ranjith DIVIGALPITIYA, Mary I. BUCKETT
  • Publication number: 20120152739
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for applying hexagonal boron nitride to a rough surface, wherein it is intended for the boron nitride to be provided as a temperature-resistant lubricant of the surface. According to the invention, a pin composed of hexagonal boron nitride is rubbed with pressure over the rough surface, such that abraded boron nitride adheres to the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: OERLIKON TRADING AG, TRUBBACH
    Inventors: Arno Moosbrugger, Jörg Kerschbaumer, Theo Bachmann, Mario Wolfgang Walch
  • Publication number: 20110182997
    Abstract: The present invention relates to suspension formulations, especially those for delivering a pharmaceutically active agent in aerosol form using a spray or aerosol device, such as a pressurised metered dose inhaler (pMDI). The formulations may be for pulmonary, nasal, buccal or topical administration, but are preferably for pulmonary inhalation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2009
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Applicants: VECTURA LIMITED, INNOVATA BIOMED LIMITED
    Inventors: David Andrew Lewis, Christina Alexandra Keeble, Nicola Kim Whitfield, Tanya Church
  • Publication number: 20110177232
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the fabrication of composite palladium or palladium alloy membranes. The surface of the porous ceramic substrate is modified with pencil to create a uniform and smooth layer, and the membrane is deposited via electroless plating. The advantages of the pencil modification are a reduction of the substrate surface roughness and a repair of substrate surface defects, which leads to a great improvement in the membrane uniformity and hydrogen permeation performances. This method is facile and economic, and it is especially effective on low-cost macroporous ceramic substrate materials. Furthermore, this method generates almost no pollution and therefore is environmentally benign.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2009
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: NANJING UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Yan Huang, Xiaojuan Hu, Weidong Chen
  • Publication number: 20110151109
    Abstract: The invention relates to a coating method for coating at least one surface of a workpiece (1) by means of a coating element (2), from which material is transferred to the surface of the workpiece (1), wherein in a first method step at least the area of the surface of the workpiece (1) to be coated is heated, and in a further method step the area of the surface of a workpiece (1) to be coated is brought into contact with the coating element (2), wherein a relative motion between the surface of the workpiece (1) and the coating element (2) is applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventor: Paul Schindele
  • Publication number: 20110151108
    Abstract: A lead for painting includes a water-insoluble lead basic mass in which a water-soluble dye is present. A method of painting with a lead is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: FABER-CASTELL AG
    Inventors: Gerhard Lugert, Reiner Appel, Harald von Godin, Joachim Kinzel
  • Publication number: 20110113950
    Abstract: A composite material suitable for use as an armor includes a first layer of a metallic material and a second layer, metallurgically bonded with the first layer. The second layer includes a matrix of the material of the first layer and a plurality of brittle particles dispersed in the matrix. A method for making a composite structure suitable for use as an armor from a workpiece of a metallic material includes the steps of plasticizing a fractional thickness of the workpiece using a friction stir process, introducing a plurality of brittle particles into the plasticized, fractional thickness of the workpiece, and dispersing the plurality of brittle particles into the plasticized, fractional thickness of the workpiece using the friction stir process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2006
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Inventors: Charles K. Reed, David L. Hunn, Michael L. Fortner
  • Publication number: 20110114045
    Abstract: Abrasion resistance is further enhanced in a sliding member used in an internal combustion engine. With respect to a valve lifter 6 used in an internal combustion engine 100, hard particles having higher hardness than the valve lifter 6 are dispersed onto the top face 61 of the valve lifter 6, and a nitriding treatment is conducted on the top face 61 dispersed with the hard particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Applicants: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., TANAKA SEIMITSU KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keiichi Maekawa, Atsushi Murakami, Takaaki Harasaki
  • Publication number: 20110079537
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a gift wrap is provided with a graphic. The user may customize the graphic with designs such as stickers, stencils, and stampers as well as with writing instruments. The user may also customize a design prior to placing the design on the gift wrap. The completed gift wrap can provide an educational experience for the person customizing the gift wrap while providing the recipient with a memorable package that a portion of which may be saved as a keepsake.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Inventors: John P. Sabalaskey, Mary Jo Kadleck
  • Publication number: 20100307375
    Abstract: An aqueous paint composition comprising by weight of the total composition i) from 1 to 6%, preferably from 2 to 5% chelating thickener ii) from 2 to 8%, preferably from 3 to 5% clay thickener and iii) from 0 to 30%, preferably 5 to 20% clay extender whereby said composition is capable of being formed into a self-supporting, dimensionally stable paint body
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2007
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Applicant: AKZO NOBEL COATINGS INTERNATIONAL B.V.
    Inventor: Gary Thomas Wren
  • Publication number: 20100285207
    Abstract: A low-temperature friction-based coating method termed friction stir fabrication (FSF) is disclosed, in which material is deposited onto a substrate and subsequently stirred into the substrate using friction stir processing to homogenize and refine the microstructure. This solid-state process is capable of depositing coatings, including nanocrystalline aluminum and/or metal matrix composites and the like, onto substrates such as aluminum at relatively low temperatures. A method of making rod stock for use in the FSF process is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventors: Kevin CREEHAN, Jeffrey Patrick SCHULTZ
  • Publication number: 20100272931
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of mechanical elements comprises providing (210) of a mechanical element having a rough curved surface preferably with a surface roughness of more than Sa=0.1 ?m. The method is characterized by tribochemically depositing (214) solid lubricant substance directly onto the rough curved surface in transverse directions. A mechanical element has a curved surface. The curved surface has a surface layer of a tribochemically deposited solid lubricant substance. The mechanical element is obtainable by the above method. A tool for manufacturing of such a mechanical element comprises a support portion, at least one tool working surface, means for providing a force pressing the tool towards the curved surface and driving means for moving said at least one tool working surface in two different directions along said curved surface. The working surface comprises an oxide, carbide and/or suicide of an element capable of forming a stable sulfide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Inventor: Nils STAVLID
  • Publication number: 20100104349
    Abstract: Applicator tip for applying fast curing adhesive of low viscosity to a surface is described. The applicator tip comprises a body with an inner canal for feeding the adhesive to an orifice. Spikes in various shapes and placements are arranged around the orifice for preventing the orifice from contacting the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Inventors: Kenneth N. Broadley, Michael Mulvey, Nico Zinndorf
  • Patent number: 7687100
    Abstract: A simple and inexpensive method of making a flow field plate that exhibits increased durability under conditions of use is provided. In some embodiments, the method includes the steps of applying a dry carbon powder to a flow field surface of the flow field plate and buffing the carbon powder onto the flow field surface. In some embodiments, the method includes the steps of rubbing a flow field surface of the flow field plate with a dry carbon solid and optionally buffing the carbon onto the flow field surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Mark K. Debe
  • Patent number: 7682650
    Abstract: An improved process for the creation or formation of nanocrystalline layers on substrates' surfaces is provided. The process involves “prescuffing” the surface of a substrate such as a metal by allowing friction to occur on the surface by a load-bearing entity making rubbing contact and moving along and on the substrate's surface. The “prescuffing” action is terminated when the coefficient of friction between the surface and the noise is rising significantly. Often, the significant rise in the coefficient of friction is signaled by a change in pitch of the scuffing action sound emanating from the buffeted surface. The “prescuffing” gives rise to a harder and smoother surface which withstands better any inadequate lubrication that may take place when the “prescuffed” surface is contacted by other surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Uchicago Argonne, LLC
    Inventors: Oyelayo O. Ajayi, Jeffrey G. Hershberger
  • Patent number: 7666465
    Abstract: Methods of forming a microelectronic structure are described. Embodiments of those methods include providing a substrate comprising at least one opening, and then applying a nanotube slurry comprising at least one nanotube to the substrate, wherein the at least one nanotube is substantially placed within the at least one opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Paul B. Fischer, Anne E. Miller, Kenneth C. Cadien, Chris E. Barns
  • Patent number: 7624500
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to circuits and methods for the manufacture of circuits, such as those which avoid the formation of undesirable short circuit paths. One such method maintains a layout area of a fluid composition receiving layer within a layout area of a dielectric layer. Another such method relates to the application of fluid composition receiving layers, conductive layers, and dielectric layers, such as in the provision of printed circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Lexmark International, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaorong Cai, Michael John Dixon, Yimin Guan, Elios Klemo, Bryan Dale McKinley, Paul Sacoto, Jeanne Marie Saldanha Singh, George Nelson Woolcott, Frank Edward Anderson
  • Publication number: 20090238951
    Abstract: A vacuum deposition apparatus and a control method thereof can form very precise internal electrode patterns at a very high rate in a roll-to-roll manufacturing process, which is used for mass production of chip components such as a Multi-Layer Ceramic Capacitor (MLCC).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2008
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Inventors: Young Woo LEE, Gee Lyong Kim, Jeong Min Cho
  • Publication number: 20090232968
    Abstract: The present invention relates to thermosetting powder coating compositions comprising of at least one bismuth-containing inorganic pigment, at least one organic phosphorous stabilizer, at least one thermally polymerizable thermosetting powder coating resin and at least one crosslinker. The inventive thermosetting powder coating compositions are advantageously used where there is a need for heat resistant coatings and where only minor surface modifications during over bake conditions are acceptable. The invention also relates to the use of the inventive thermosetting powder coating compositions for the preparation of powdered paints and varnishes for the making of coatings and to coatings obtained therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2006
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Inventors: Thomas Gross, Conny Te Walvaart, Hub Bernsen, Jules Lahaye
  • Publication number: 20090206266
    Abstract: A radiation transducer has a luminophore layer applied on a substrate, and at least one anti-discoloration substance is applied on the luminophore layer. In a method to produce a radiation transducer a luminophore layer is applied on a substrate, and at least one anti-discoloration substance is applied on the luminophore layer after the application of the luminophore layer on the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2009
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Inventors: Manfred Fuchs, Oliver Kirch, Georg Wittmann
  • Publication number: 20090126948
    Abstract: The present invention relates to rhamnolipid-based formulations for bio-hazard coatings and fire extinguishing compositions. In addition, the present invention relates to the methods of extinguishing fires and protecting objects by using the formulations of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2007
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Inventor: Keith DeSanto