Spraying Patents (Class 427/110)
  • Patent number: 9034420
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a touch screen substrate includes forming a sensing electrode on a substrate, spraying a first ink and a second ink on the substrate including the sensing electrode, where the first ink includes a first solvent and insulation balls having a first diameter and the second ink includes a second solvent and conductive balls having a second diameter smaller than the first diameter, and hardening the first and second inks on the substrate, to fix the insulation balls on the substrate and the conductive balls on the sensing electrode formed on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Woo-Yong Sung, Tae-Woon Cha, Tae-Gyun Kim
  • Publication number: 20150086708
    Abstract: A method of processing a substrate or panel is disclosed. A substrate having thereon an array of chips is provided. A mask layer is laminated on the substrate. The mask layer has a plurality of openings to reveal active areas of the chips respectively. A spray-coating process is then performed to form an adhesive film in the active areas. The mask layer is then stripped off.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Hung-Chieh Lu, Yen-Heng Huang, Chung-Kai Chen, Shih-Chieh Huang, Li-Ting Cheng, Chun-Lin Tseng, Ho-Chieh Tseng, Chiou-Chi Chen, Chang-Kuei Huang, Wei-Chung Chuang
  • Patent number: 8978416
    Abstract: A process for producing a glass substrate provided with an inorganic fine particle-containing silicon oxide film, which comprises applying a coating liquid containing an organopolysiloxane having an exothermic peak temperature of at most 500° C. and inorganic fine particles to a glass substrate within a temperature range of from 400 to 650° C., or a process for producing a glass substrate, comprising forming molten glass into a glass ribbon, annealing the glass ribbon and cutting it to produce a glass substrate, wherein a coating liquid containing an organopolysiloxane having an exothermic peak temperature of at most 500° C. and inorganic fine particles is applied to the glass ribbon at a position where the glass ribbon is within a temperature range of from 400 to 650° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Yuichi Kuwahara, Keisuke Abe
  • Patent number: 8973403
    Abstract: A process for producing a glass substrate provided with an aluminum oxide-containing silicon oxide film, which comprises applying a coating liquid containing an organopolysiloxane and an organic aluminum complex to a glass substrate within a temperature range of from 400 to 650° C. to form an aluminum oxide-containing silicon oxide film on the glass substrate, and a process for producing a glass substrate comprising forming molten glass into a glass ribbon, annealing the glass ribbon and cutting it to produce a glass substrate, wherein a coating liquid containing an organopolysiloxane and an organic aluminum complex is applied to the glass ribbon at a position where the glass ribbon is within a temperature range of from 400 to 650° C. to form an aluminum oxide-containing silicon oxide film on the glass ribbon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Yuichi Kuwahara, Keisuke Abe
  • Publication number: 20150053950
    Abstract: A method for forming a transparent electrode includes a step of forming a thin metal wire on a transparent substrate; and a step of forming a transparent conductive layer on the transparent substrate and the thin metal wire. The step of forming the transparent conductive layer is a step of forming the transparent conductive layer by applying an application liquid onto the transparent substrate and the thin metal wire by printing. The application liquid is composed of a conductive polymer, a water-soluble binder having a structural unit represented by the following general formula (I), a polar solvent having a log P value of ?1.50 to ?0.45, and 5.0 to 25 mass % of a glycol ether.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Takatoshi Suematsu, Akihiko Takeda, Masaki Goto, Toshiyuki Matsumura
  • Publication number: 20150028320
    Abstract: Provided is a transparent electrode having both sufficient conductivity and light transmittance, and also provided is an electronic device which improves performance by using said transparent electrode. Further provided is method of manufacturing said transparent electrode. This transparent electrode is provided with a nitrogen-containing layer and an electrode layer. The nitrogen-containing layer is formed at a deposition speed of 0.3 nm/s or greater, and is configured using a compound containing nitrogen atoms. Further, the electrode layer is provided adjacent to the nitrogen-containing layer, has a 12 nm or lower film thickness and a measurable sheet resistance, and is configured using silver or an alloy having silver as the main component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Kinoshita, Takeshi Hakii, Hiroshi Ishidai, Kazuhiro Yoshida, Minako Ono, Takatoshi Tsujimura
  • Patent number: 8932670
    Abstract: A method of making a glass article with an anti-smudge surface includes providing a glass article with a target surface. The method includes providing a coating solution consisting essentially of a fluorosilane compound and a solvent that is miscible with the fluorosilane compound. The method includes spray-coating the target surface with the coating solution while controlling the spray-coating to form a coating layer having a thickness in a range from 1 to 20 nm on the target surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: John William Botelho, Jeffrey John Domey, Linda Frances Reynolds-Heffer, Lu Zhang
  • Publication number: 20140326697
    Abstract: A method for the production of a transparent conductor deposit on a substrate, the method comprising: providing a substrate formed from a first material; depositing a film of a second material on the substrate; causing the film to crack so as to provide a plurality of recesses; depositing a conductive material in the recesses; and removing the film from the substrate so as to yield a transparent conductive deposit on the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: NanoLab, Inc.
    Inventors: David Carnahan, Krzysztof Kempa, Nolan Nicholas
  • Publication number: 20140285866
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention generally provide electrochromic devices and materials and processes for forming such electrochromic devices and materials. In one embodiment, an electrochromic device contains a lower transparent conductor layer disposed on a substrate, wherein an upper surface of the lower transparent conductor layer has a surface roughness of greater than 50 nm and a primary electrochromic layer having planarizing properties is disposed on the lower transparent conductor layer. The upper surface of the primary electrochromic layer has a surface roughness less than the surface roughness of upper surface of the lower transparent conductor layer, such as about 50 nm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Paul Phong NGUYEN
  • Publication number: 20140287639
    Abstract: A nanowire composite, a nanowire composite film, a transparent electrode, a method of preparing a nanowire composite, and a method of preparing a nanowire composite film are provided. The nanowire composite includes metallic nanowires and an organic compound that connects the metallic nanowires to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: RESEARCH & BUSINESS FOUNDATION SUNGKYUNKWAN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hyoyoung LEE, Yang LI
  • Publication number: 20140272172
    Abstract: A method of producing a transparent and conductive film, comprising (a) forming aerosol droplets of a first dispersion comprising a first conducting nano filaments in a first liquid; (b) forming aerosol droplets of a second dispersion comprising a graphene material in a second liquid; (c) depositing the aerosol droplets of a first dispersion and the aerosol droplets of a second dispersion onto a supporting substrate; and (d) removing the first liquid and the second liquid from the droplets to form the film, which is composed of the first conducting nano filaments and the graphene material having a nano filament-to-graphene weight ratio of from 1/99 to 99/1, wherein the film exhibits an optical transparence no less than 80% and sheet resistance no higher than 300 ohm/square.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Aruna Zhamu, Yi-jun Lin, Bor Z. Jang
  • Publication number: 20140267107
    Abstract: A composite conductive film is provided that includes a layer of photoresist material and an inorganic mesh comprising a plurality of particles of an inorganic material. The plurality of particles of the inorganic mesh is embedded within the layer of photoresist material and the layer of photoresist material and the inorganic mesh are arranged to form the composite conductive film. Furthermore, a method of making a composite conductive film is provided that includes providing, as a matrix, a layer of photoresist material, introducing a plurality of inorganic particles upon a surface of the layer of photoresist material and embedding at least some of the plurality of inorganic particles into the layer of photoresist material to form an inorganic mesh within the layer of photoresist material, thereby forming the composite conductive film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Sinovia Technologies
    Inventors: Whitney Gaynor, George Burkhard
  • Publication number: 20140151085
    Abstract: There is provided a transparent electrode comprising a supporting substrate, a first transparent electrically-conductive film provided on the supporting substrate, a transparent insulating film provided on the first transparent electrically-conductive film, and a second transparent electrically-conductive film provided on the transparent insulating film. In the transparent electrode of the present invention, all of the first transparent electrically-conductive film, the second transparent electrically-conductive film and the transparent insulating film provided therebetween comprise a metal compound, and the first transparent electrically-conductive film and the second transparent electrically-conductive film have a crystalline structure, whereas the transparent insulating film has an amorphous structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Ichiryu, Yoshihisa Yamashita, Seiichi Nakatani
  • Publication number: 20140023778
    Abstract: A touch screen substrate includes an insulation ball formed on a substrate having a first diameter, a sensing electrode formed on the substrate, and a conductive ball formed on the sensing electrode having a second diameter shorter than the first diameter. A cell gap spacer for maintaining a cell gap of a touch screen panel and a spacer for electrically connecting a lower substrate with an upper substrate of the touch screen panel may be formed via a single spraying process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Woo-Yong Sung, Tae-Woon Cha, Tae-Gyun Kim
  • Patent number: 8513332
    Abstract: Disclosed is a color filter ink composition that includes an acrylic-based copolymer resin including repeating units represented by a particular chemical formula, a polymerizable monomer, a pigment, and a solvent. According to the present invention, the color filter ink composition can have excellent ejection properties and ejection stability by using a new acrylic-based copolymer resin as a binder resin, and also can have excellent storage stability, so that it can be used for a long period. In addition, a pattern formed using the color filter ink composition can have improved heat resistance, chemical resistance, and film strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Cheil Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Jong-Seung Park, In-Jae Lee, Jin-Ki Hong, Seung-Joo Shin, Sung-Woong Kim, Tae-Woon Cha
  • Patent number: 8425873
    Abstract: Provided are a transparent electroconductive thin film of single-walled carbon nanotubes and its production method capable of further enhancing the electroconductivity and the light transmittance of the film and capable of simplifying the thin film formation process. The method comprises: dispersing single-walled carbon nanotubes of mixed metallic single-walled carbon nanotubes (m-SWNTs) and semiconductor single-walled carbon nanotubes (s-SWNTs) in an amine solution containing an amine having a boiling point of from 20 to 400° C. as a dispersant; centrifuging or filtering the resulting dispersion to concentrate m-SWNTs, thereby giving a dispersion rich in m-SWNTs; and applying the resulting dispersion rich in m-SWNTs onto a substrate to form a thin film thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Japan Science and Technology Agency
    Inventors: Yutaka Maeda, Takeshi Akasaka
  • Patent number: 8399067
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for coating a substrate (60), in particular a printed circuit board (61), with a device (16) for applying a coating material (material applying device) and a device (14) for supplying a gaseous medium (gas supplying device), the material applying device having an inner tubular element (16). The apparatus is distinguished by the fact that the gas supplying device has an outer tubular element (14) which is arranged coaxially in relation to the inner tubular element (16) and encloses the latter, so that a gas supply channel (19) is formed between the outer tubular element (14) and the inner tubular element (16), the supply channel (19) being designed in such a way that the gaseous medium flows out parallel to the coating material, in order to displace the coating material when it impinges on the substrate (60) and in this way distribute it over the surface area. Furthermore, the invention relates to a method for coating a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Inventor: Wolfgang Klingel
  • Patent number: 8337943
    Abstract: Methods for making tin oxide films comprising nano-whiskers comprises providing a solution comprising a tin precursor and a solvent; preparing aerosol droplets of the solution; and applying the aerosol droplets to a heated glass substrate, converting the tin chloride to tin oxide to form a tin oxide film on the glass substrate, wherein the tin oxide film comprises nano-whiskers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Curtis Robert Fekety, Zhen Song
  • Patent number: 8278136
    Abstract: A gate electrode, a gate insulation film and an inorganic oxide film are formed in this order on a substrate, and a source electrode and a drain electrode are formed to partially cover the inorganic oxide film. Then, oxidation treatment is applied to reduce the carrier density at a region of the inorganic oxide film which is not covered by the electrodes and is used as a channel region of a semiconductor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Tanaka, Kenichi Umeda, Kohei Higashi, Maki Nangu
  • Publication number: 20120196053
    Abstract: Creating an electrically conductive transparent structure. Liquid droplets comprising electrically conductive nanomaterial are deposited randomly onto a surface of a supporting substrate at a desired density to form an electrically conductive transparent network wherein the droplets are released from an applicator. A rate of drying of the liquid is controlled such that the liquid is able to evaporate without substantially damaging the supporting substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventors: Richard COULL, Vittorio Scardaci, Kevin Dooley
  • Patent number: 8231931
    Abstract: A method wherein a substrate is provided, wherein, in a scanning step, structures already applied to the substrate are detected by at least one scanning provision of a processing head, wherein the processing head is provided with at least one lighting provision, which lighting provision locally lights the applied lacquer structure in a lighting step by using the information obtained with the scanning step. Further, the invention discloses an apparatus for carrying out the method is described, which apparatus is provided with a processing head which is movable relative to a substrate carrier, wherein the processing head comprises at least one scanning provision and at least one lighting provision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: OTB Solar B.V.
    Inventors: Cornelis Petrus du Pau, Marinus Franciscus J. Evers, Peter Briër
  • Patent number: 8230703
    Abstract: It is disclosed a method for making SPME fibers. The SPME fibers consist of metal-oxide coatings on fused-silica fibers. The coatings are prepared from a water-based solution containing a predetermined amount of metal ion and a predetermined amount of a reactant. The water based solution and the fused-silica fibers are kept at the temperatures below 100° C. for a predetermined time to obtain SPME fibers. The SPME fibers are applied for extraction of pesticides and other organic compounds such as 1,4-dichloro-2-nitrobenzene; Biphenyl; and Acenaphthene in the water based solution and cooling gas of a power generator respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Inventors: Reza Alizadeh, Sharmin kharrazi, Nahid Mashkouri Najafi
  • Patent number: 8202568
    Abstract: A method for making a conductive film of carbon nanotubes includes the steps of: a) preparing a carbon nanotube solution having a viscosity ranging from 1 to 50 c.p. at room temperature and containing a plurality of multi-walled carbon nanotubes; b) atomizing the carbon nanotube solution to form a plurality of atomized particles including the carbon nanotubes; c) providing a carrier gas to carry the atomized particles to a substrate disposed on a spin coating equipment; and d) spin coating the atomized particles on the substrate to form a conductive film of carbon nanotubes on a surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Ipcooler Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Kuan-Jiuh Lin, Jun-Wei Su, Ying-Chen Hsu
  • Patent number: 8199284
    Abstract: An ink composition for a color filter includes about 100 parts by weight of a pigment dispersion, about 7 parts by weight to about 65 parts by weight of a thermosetting resin having hydroxyl group at a side chain of the thermosetting resin, about 0.015 part by weight to about 1.5 parts by weight of a thermal initiator, about 0.8 part by weight to about 15 parts by weight of an epoxy-based resin containing fluorine, and about 15 parts by weight to about 165 parts by weight of a solvent. A color filter substrate is manufactured using the ink composition for color filter. The ink composition for the color filter improves straightness of ink jetting through an ink-jetting nozzle and prevents the ink composition from spreading to neighboring pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoon-Ho Kang, Byoung-Joo Kim, Jang-Sub Kim, Seong-Gyu Kwon
  • Publication number: 20120015098
    Abstract: Carbon nanotube (CNT) based transparent conductive films and methods for preparing and patterning the same are disclosed. For example, CNT based transparent conductive films with controlled transmittance and conductivity and methods of preparing and patterning the same are provided. Methods of preparing a CNT ink for assembling on a transparent substrate to form a transparent conductive film is disclosed, the ink can include a desired ratio of CNT with polymer. The transparent conductive film can be patterned such that desired properties are exhibited.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventors: Qian Cheng, Mei Lu, Bo Gao, Jie Liu, Shie-Heng Lee, Yu-An Li
  • Publication number: 20110293850
    Abstract: Provided is a transparent carbon nanotube (CNT) electrode comprising a net-like (i.e., net-shaped) CNT thin film and a method for preparing the same. More specifically, a transparent CNT electrode comprises a transparent substrate and a net-shaped CNT thin film formed on the transparent substrate, and a method for preparing a transparent CNT electrode, comprising forming a thin film using particulate materials and CNTs, and then removing the particulate materials to form a net-shaped CNT thin film. The transparent CNT electrode exhibits excellent electrical conductivity while maintaining high light transmittance. Therefore, the transparent CNT electrode can be widely used to fabricate a variety of electronic devices, including image sensors, solar cells, liquid crystal displays, organic electroluminescence (EL) displays, and touch screen panels, that have need of electrodes possessing both light transmission properties and conductive properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong Kee YI, Seon Mi YOON, Jae Young CHOI, O Ok PARK, Mun Ho KIM, Hong Kyoon CHOI
  • Patent number: 7968622
    Abstract: An ink-jet composition for a color filter excellent in storage stability, straightness and sustainability at the time of ejection from a head, wherein a cured layer thereof is excellent in heat resistance, adhesive property, and solvent resistance. The ink-jet ink composition for a color filter is a specific epoxy group-containing polymer (A), a specific epoxy group-containing compound (B) having two or more specific epoxy groups and a polycarboxlic acid derivative (C) in which specific carboxylic acid (c1) having alicyclic hydrocarbon is rendered latent by vinyl ether (c2), wherein the equivalence ratio of carboxyl groups rendered latent by the polycarbonoxylic acid derivative (C) to the total epoxy groups contained in the epoxy-group containing polymer (A) and the epoxy-group containing compound (B) is in the range from 0.7 to 1.1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignees: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd., NOF Corporation
    Inventors: Tomonori Nishida, Masashi Nishiyama, Masato Tezuka, Atsushi Sato, Yukihiro Kato
  • Publication number: 20100296166
    Abstract: [Problems] To provide a process for producing a transparent electroconductive member, which can produce a transparent electroconductive member having excellent light transparency and electroconductivity at low cost. [Means for Solving Problems] (a) Pattern printing is carried out on a transparent base material using an ink containing a reducing agent to form a reducing agent-containing pattern layer. Next, (b) a metal ion solution containing metal ions, which can function as an electroless plating catalyst upon reduction, is coated on the reducing agent-containing pattern layer, and the metal ion is reduced by contact between the reducing agent and the metal ion to form an electroless plating catalyst layer. Thereafter, (c) an electroconductive metal layer is formed by plating treatment on the electroless plating catalyst layer to produce a transparent electroconductive member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2008
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Hayashi, Masatoshi Goto, Rentaro Otsuka
  • Patent number: 7820735
    Abstract: An ink composition for a color filter includes about 100 parts by weight of a pigment dispersion, about 7 parts by weight to about 65 parts by weight of a thermosetting resin having hydroxyl group at a side chain of the thermosetting resin, about 0.015 part by weight to about 1.5 parts by weight of a thermal initiator, about 0.8 part by weight to about 15 parts by weight of an epoxy-based resin containing fluorine, and about 15 parts by weight to about 165 parts by weight of a solvent. A color filter substrate is manufactured using the ink composition for color filter. The ink composition for the color filter improves straightness of ink jetting through an ink-jetting nozzle and prevents the ink composition from spreading to neighboring pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoon-Ho Kang, Byoung-Joo Kim, Jang-Sub Kim, Seong-Gyu Kwon
  • Publication number: 20100129533
    Abstract: Methods for coating a glass substrate are described. The coatings are conductive metal oxide coatings which can also be transparent. The conductive thin film coated glass substrates can be used in, for example, display devices, solar cell applications and in many other rapidly growing industries and applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Inventors: Dilip Kumar Chatterjee, Curtis Robert Fekety, Zhen Song, Ji Wang
  • Publication number: 20100045610
    Abstract: A transparent conductive film comprised of a carbon nanotube network and indium tin oxide composite and a method for manufacturing the transparent conductive film are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2008
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Applicant: SNU R&DB FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Seunghun Hong, Moon Gyu Sung
  • Publication number: 20090323157
    Abstract: An electrically controllable/electrochemical device, having variable optical and/or energy properties, including at least one carrier substrate including a first electronically conductive layer, a first electrochemically active layer capable of reversibly inserting ions such as cations, H+, or Li+, or anions, OH?, or anions made of an anodic (or respectively cathodic) electrochromic material, an electrolyte layer, a second electrochemically active layer capable of reversibly inserting the ions, or made of a cathodic (or respectively anodic) electrochromic material, and a second electronically conductive layer. At least one of the electrochemically active layers capable of reversibly inserting the ions, or made of an anodic or cathodic electrochromic material, has a sufficient thickness to allow all the ions to be inserted without electrochemically disfunctioning the active layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2007
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Applicant: Saint-Gobain Glass France
    Inventors: Emmanuel Valentin, Samuel Dubrenat
  • Publication number: 20090166055
    Abstract: Transparent conductors and methods for fabricating transparent conductors are provided. In one exemplary embodiment, a method for fabricating a transparent conductor comprises forming a dispersion comprising a plurality of conductive components and a solvent, applying the dispersion to a substrate in an environment having a predetermined atmospheric humidity that is based on a selected surface resistivity of the transparent conductor, and causing the solvent to at least partially evaporate such that the plurality of conductive components remains overlying the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2007
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: James V. Guiheen, Lingtao Yu, Kwok-Wai Lem
  • Patent number: 7413600
    Abstract: A composition for the manufacture of an opaque silvery coating on a glass surface is provided. The composition comprises a mixture of at least two metal powders. The metal powder mixture contains carbonyl iron and aluminum, and a carrier liquid for forming a suspension of the metal powder mixture. A method for manufacturing an opaque silvery coating for a lamp having a glass envelope is also provided. In the method, a suspension comprising a mixture of carbonyl iron and aluminum powders in a carrier liquid is applied onto the envelope of the lamp. The suspension is dried, and thereafter the composition remaining from the suspension is burned at a temperature above 500° C. A lamp with a glass envelope and a single layer opaque coating covering at least a part of the glass envelope is also disclosed. The opaque coating comprises 50 to 80 weight % carbonyl iron and 20 to 50 weight % elementary aluminum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: István Mudra, Péter Szemere
  • Publication number: 20080187653
    Abstract: In a film formation method, a droplet discharge unit discharges droplets of a functional liquid material on a substrate as the droplet discharge unit is moved with respect to the substrate to form a liquid film on the substrate. The film formation method includes discharging a plurality of first droplets onto a plurality of first positions on the substrate with the first positions being arranged so that the first droplets do not touch each other on the substrate, discharging a plurality of second droplets onto a plurality of second positions on the substrate with the second positions being disposed between the first droplets that were discharged on the substrate; and causing the second droplets to touch a plurality of adjacent ones of the first droplets to form the liquid film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsumi SUZUKI, Kohei ISHIDA, Yoshikazu HAMA
  • Patent number: 6933019
    Abstract: A method of applying a polymer coating uses a nebulized aerosol of solubilized polymer solution having high-viscosity droplets and low-viscosity droplets to form a textured antireflective surface. Air or other gas is used to direct the nebulized aerosol toward the surface of an object. In some embodiments, heated or dried air, such as from an air curtain, is used to promote the formation of high-viscosity droplets. In a particular embodiment, multiple ultrasonic nebulizers are used in combination with synchronized air jets to apply a uniform polymer coating onto a glass panel used in a large-format display system. Dye is optionally added to the solubilized polymer solution to provide a notch filter at 585 nm and/or infrared filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Assignee: JDS Uniphase Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Mayer, Hiren V. Shah, Brad A. Duffy, Richard K. Zoborowski
  • Publication number: 20040195233
    Abstract: An electrically conductive heated glass panel assembly, control system, and method for producing panels are provided to warm objects and to insure unobstructed viewing through glass by removing moisture. An integrated connection circuit interconnects glass sheets, which have a low emissivity conductive coating deposited thereon. The circuit includes copper bus bars that are disposed onto the conductive coating through the use of a circularly rotating or an inline heating head and mask apparatus. A metallic tab, which extends from the glass sheet's peripheral edge, is disposed onto each conductive metal bus bar for external electrical connectivity. Two types of glazing channels are offered to interconnect multiple panels to external circuits and controls. A solid-state controller may be provided to obtain sensor control signals so as to drive a triac circuit that provides current flow through the panel for the desired heating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2004
    Publication date: October 7, 2004
    Inventors: Peter F. Gerhardinger, Randall L. Bauman, Dillon R. Ashton
  • Patent number: 6723379
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a cover assembly including a transparent window portion and a metallic frame that can be joined to a micro-device package base to form a hermetically sealed micro-device package. A sheet of a transparent material is provided having a window portion defined thereupon, the window portion having finished top and bottom surfaces. A frame-attachment area is prepared on the sheet, the frame-attachment area circumscribing the window portion. A first quantity of powdered metal particles is sprayed onto the prepared frame-attachment area of the sheet using a jet of gas, the gas being at a temperature below the fusing temperature of the metal particles. The jet of gas has a velocity sufficient to cause the metal particles to merge with one another upon impact with the sheet and with one another so as to form an initial continuous metallic coating adhering to the frame-attachment area of the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Inventor: David H. Stark
  • Patent number: 6641937
    Abstract: The present invention is for a transparent conductive film of nitrogen-containing indium tin oxide 5 nm to 100 &mgr;m thick formed on a substrate. The process for producing the transparent film includes exciting the surface of the substrate in a vacuum and depositing vaporized indium tin oxide on the surface of the substrate. The surface may be excited with irradiation with an ion beam. The indium tin oxide may be deposited through vacuum deposition, laser abrasion, ion plating, ion beam deposition, or chemical vapor deposition. Vapor deposition of indium tin oxide may be performed using a sintered product of indium oxide and tin oxide or with indium metal and tin metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Assignee: Agency of Industrial Science and Technology
    Inventors: Masato Kiuchi, Kensuke Murai, Shigeharu Tamura, Norimasa Umesaki, Jiro Matsuo, Isao Yamada
  • Patent number: 6565915
    Abstract: In a method for lacquering the inner side of a display screen, a frame is provided to form sealing means for sealing a spacing between a closing means having a passage and closing an inner space of a lacquering head at the top and a display screen covering this passage, in which method an air gap formed between the frame and a peripheral area of a display screen extending substantially parallel to a display screen axis and being bounded by an outer peripheral boundary face constitutes a flow resistance as a result of its dimensions and counteracts the escape of a gaseous medium from the inner space of the lacquering head and through the spacing between a passage boundary face of the passage in the closing means and the outer peripheral boundary face of the peripheral area of a display screen covering the passage in the closing means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2003
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventor: Robert Grobbauer
  • Patent number: 6534118
    Abstract: A method for producing a light source bulb wherein a shielding film is formed on the outer peripheral face of a glass tube extending along a reference bulb axis, such that a coating for providing the shieiding film can be applied efficiently and precisely onto the outer peripheral face of the glass tube even though the shielding film is complicated in configuration. The method includes horizontally placing a light source bulb, vertically placing a coating discharging portion, moving a front edge face of the coating discharging portion close to the outer peripheral face of the shroud tube, and applying the coating by moving the coating discharging portion and the light source bulb relative to each other along a reference bulb axis and rotating the light source bulb upon the reference bulb axis while the coating is being discharged from the coating discharging portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2003
    Assignee: Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichi Nakamura, Toshiaki Mitobe, Kunimasa Mochizuki, Makoto Michino
  • Patent number: 6463760
    Abstract: The wet film thickness during spraying of the coating composition onto the substrate is preferably adjusted such that it is greater by a factor of at least 8 than the target dry film thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Assignee: Institut für Neue Materialien gemeinnützige GmbH
    Inventors: Claudia Fink-Straube, Axel Kalleder, Thomas Koch, Martin Mennig, Helmut Schmidt
  • Patent number: 6268059
    Abstract: The haze in a conductive tin oxide coating deposited on a substrate, particularly glass, can be reduced by applying, to a desired thickness, a solid-state coating, where the solid-state layer is applied as a precursor liquid to the tin oxide layer, is then dried and/or converted to a solid-state film overlying the conductive tin oxide film on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2001
    Assignee: Donnelly Corporation
    Inventors: John P. Cronin, Michael Trosky, Anoop Agrawal
  • Patent number: 6031252
    Abstract: An epitaxial wafer enabling epitaxial growth at a high temperature includes a compound semiconductor substrate containing As or P, and a covering layer including GaN; or InN; or AlN; or a nitride mixed-crystalline material containing Al, Ga, In and N. The covering layer covers at least a front surface and a back surface of the substrate. A method of preparing such an epitaxial wafer including steps of growing the covering layer at a growth temperature of at least 300.degree. C. and less than 800.degree. C. so as to cover at least the front and back surfaces of the substrate, and then annealing the substrate having the covering thereon layer at a temperature of at least 700.degree. C. and less than 1200.degree. C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 29, 2000
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiki Miura, Mitsuru Shimazu, Kensaku Motoki, Takuji Okahisa, Masato Matsushima, Hisashi Seki, Akinori Koukitu
  • Patent number: 5955179
    Abstract: A coating for the structured production of conductors on the surface of electrically insulating substrates, in particular for producing sensor elements and printed circuit boards. The coating is formed from a doped tin oxide layer having the composition Sn.sub.1-(y+z) A.sub.y B.sub.z O.sub.2, in which A is Sb or F and B is In or Al. The relative proportions in the coating of the dopants antimony (or fluorine) and indium (or aluminum) are defined by the limits 0.02<y+z<0.11 and satisfy the condition 1.4<y/z<2.2. The coating can be structured by ablation using electromagnetic laser radiation in the wavelength range 157-1064 nm. The creates an economical means for high resolution and waste-free structuring of insulating channels in thin, electrically conductive layers having high chemical, mechanical and thermal resistance on glass or ceramic substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1999
    Assignee: LPKF Laser & Electronics AG
    Inventors: Joerg Kickelhain, Bruno Vitt
  • Patent number: 5900275
    Abstract: The haze in a conductive tin oxide coating deposited on a substrate, particularly glass, can be reduced by applying, to a desired thickness, a solid-state coating, where the solid-state layer is applied as a precursor liquid to the tin oxide layer, is then dried and/or converted to a solid-state film overlying the conductive tin oxide film on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1999
    Assignee: Donnelly Corporation
    Inventors: John P. Cronin, Anoop Agrawal, Michael Trosky
  • Patent number: 5725904
    Abstract: Liquid methyltin halide compositions and their use as intermediates in chemical synthesis and as precursors for forming tin oxide coatings on substrates are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1998
    Assignee: Elf Atochem North America, Inc.
    Inventor: William Albert Larkin
  • Patent number: 5643630
    Abstract: A method of depositing dosed quantities of pulverized lubricants or parting compounds on the materials contacting surfaces of pressing tools of tabletting machines, according to which the parting compound uniformly distributed by a gaseous transport medium is blown on the surfaces, said parting compound during operation of said tabletting machine being continuously blown on the used surfaces and being removed from the areas adjacent to the used surfaces by suction continuously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 1, 1997
    Assignee: Wilhelm Fette GmbH
    Inventors: Jurgen Hinzpeter, Ulrich Zeuschner, Hans-Joachim Pierags, Peter Luneburg, Elke Wittenberg, Ulrich Arndt
  • Patent number: 5360645
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for conformally coating an associated generally planar substrate such as vehicle window glass with a coating material includes first (12), second (22), and third (32) coating guns. The first (12) and second (22) coating guns are aimed at opposite sides (42; 44) of the planar substrate and can simultaneously spray a coating thereon. The third coating gun (32) is aimed toward a third side (46), or edge, of the associated substrate. Therefore, the apparatus can simultaneously spray a coating material on target areas on opposite sides and an included edge of a planar substrate such as a vehicle windshield. The third coating gun has an axis which makes an angle .alpha. with a plane containing the substrate to be sprayed. The first and second guns are offset from each other a distance "X", so that overspray from one gun will not foul or coat the other gun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 1, 1994
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventor: James E. DeVries
  • Patent number: 5344667
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for uniform application of a coating of fluorescent phosphors to tubes that have been bent into a serpentine shape, which includes dragging a hose and phosphor spray nozzle through the bends of the serpentine tube, thereby depositing a phosphor layer throughout the serpentine tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1994
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas A. Seder