Restoring Or Repairing Patents (Class 427/140)
  • Patent number: 11633816
    Abstract: A method of forming an aerodynamic component for use in a gas turbine engine using ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) is provided. The method includes executing a full densification of the CMCs once a final shape of the aerodynamic component is achieved, identifying first and second sectors of an exterior surfaces of the aerodynamic component which have a surface roughness of less than a first roughness level and identifying second sectors of the exterior surface of the component which have a surface roughness of greater than a second roughness level, machining the first sectors to increase the surface roughness to greater than the first roughness level and machining the second sectors to decrease the surface roughness to less than the second roughness level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Inventors: Kendall J. Schneider, Alan C. Barron, Mary Colby
  • Patent number: 11574618
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for harmonic source enhancement are disclosed herein. An example apparatus includes an interface to receive a media signal. The example apparatus also includes a harmonic source enhancer to determine a magnitude spectrogram of audio corresponding to the media signal; generate a time-frequency mask based on the magnitude spectrogram; and apply the time-frequency mask to the magnitude spectrogram to enhance a harmonic source of the media signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: Gracenote, Inc.
    Inventor: Zafar Rafii
  • Patent number: 11549263
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are tiles, systems, and methods related to manufacturing bullnose or other non-straight edge tiles. In a method of manufacturing a bullnose tile, the method comprises the steps of providing a tile, wherein the tile is a fired ceramic tile comprising a base and a decoration; cutting or milling the tile to form a bullnose edge; transporting the tile to at least a first printing station; printing at least one print layer of print media on the bullnose edge; transporting the tile to a curing station and curing the print media to provide the bullnose tile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Daltile Corporation
    Inventors: Claudio Caselli, Rahul Patki
  • Patent number: 11549494
    Abstract: A method for performing maintenance on an outer surface of at least one wind turbine part, such as a tower (2), a nacelle (3) or a wind turbine blade (5), of an offshore wind turbine (1) is disclosed. An access system (10) is transported to a site of the offshore wind turbine (1), and the access system (10) is transferred to a transition platform (6) at a lower part of the offshore wind turbine (1), while operating the offshore wind turbine (1) in accordance with a normal operating mode. Normal operation of the offshore wind turbine (1) is then stopped, and maintenance is performed on an outer surface of at least one wind turbine part (2, 3, 5) of the offshore wind turbine (1), using the access system (10). When the maintenance has been completed, normal operation of the offshore wind turbine (1) is restarted in accordance with a normal operating mode. Normal operation of the offshore wind turbine (1) is only stopped while the actual maintenance takes place. Thereby the loss in power production is minimised.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Vestas Wind Systems A/S
    Inventor: Jan Christensen
  • Patent number: 11486096
    Abstract: A novel method for strengthening and reinforcing ancient books is provided. Such treatment method comprises: first placing the ancient books to be treated in a closed strengthening and reinforcing device; after sealing, performing dehumidification operation and vacuumizing operation on system in sequence to maintain the system dry; and after the system is stable under negative pressure, turning on a fan set, directly delivering a strengthening and reinforcing powder to the strengthening and reinforcing device via a gas pipe, or atomizing a strengthening and reinforcing solution through a ultrasonic atomizer and then delivering the atomized solution to the strengthening and reinforcing device via the gas pipe, so that the ancient books to be treated absorb the strengthening and reinforcing agent sufficiently and evenly; and meanwhile monitoring pH value and humidity of the ancient books, thereby implementing strengthening and reinforcement of the ancient books.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Inventors: Huiming Fan, Jianhua Chen, Haibin Wang, Qian Gan, Jiahe Li, Da Gao, Mingfeng Guo
  • Patent number: 11485859
    Abstract: A polyimide film according to the present invention can be effectively used as a substrate for a flexible display device without a deterioration in heat resistance even at a temperature of 350° C. or higher since a coefficient of thermal expansion (A) in the section of 100-350° C., of the polyimide film, and a coefficient of thermal expansion (B) in the section of 350-450° C., of the polyimide film, meet 0<B/A<2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Hye Won Jeong, Chan Hyo Park, Jinho Lee, Jinyoung Park, Kyunghwan Kim, Ye Ji Hong, Danbi Choi
  • Patent number: 11441459
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wall-flow filter, to a method for the production and the use thereof in order to reduce harmful exhaust gases of an internal combustion engine. The wall-flow filter was produced by applying a powder-gas aerosol to the filter, whereby the powder was deposited in the pores of the wall-flow filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: UMICORE AG & CO. KG
    Inventors: Naina Deibel, Martin Foerster, Antje Oltersdorf, Juergen Koch, Martin Roesch
  • Patent number: 11389902
    Abstract: Surface asperities, such as roughness characteristics, are reduced or otherwise mitigated via the control of surface regions including the asperities in different regimes. In accordance with various embodiments, the height of both high-frequency and low-frequency surface asperities is reduced by controlling characteristics of a surface region under a first regime to flow material from the surface asperities. A second regime is implemented to reduce a height of high-frequency surface asperities in the surface region by controlling characteristics of the surface region under a second regime to flow material that is predominantly from the high-frequency surface asperities, the controlled characteristics in the second regime being different than the controlled characteristics in the first regime. Such aspects may include, for example, controlling melt pools in each regime via energy pulses, to respectively mitigate/reduce the asperities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: Venkata Madhukanth Vadali, Chao Ma, Neil Arthur Duffie, Xiaochun Li, Frank Ewald Pfefferkorn
  • Patent number: 11383206
    Abstract: A water treatment membrane and method of making water treatment membranes includes an interfacially formed polyamide layer residing upon a microporous support film and having a plurality of graphene oxide quantum dots attached to an outer surface of the polyamide layer. The polyamide layer has a permeate flux and a salt rejection performance. The permeate flux is increased by the presence of the graphene oxide quantum dots attached to the outer surface of the polyamide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Inventors: Patricia B. Sun, Jane C. Li, Lars Kohler
  • Patent number: 11305429
    Abstract: In the following, a method for synchronizing the motion sequences of at least two robots will be described. In accordance with one embodiment, the method comprises the following: During operation of a robot cell having at least two robots, a path parameter is regularly calculated for each of the at least two robots based on a current position of the respective robot and on a previously specified robot path of the respective robot. The path parameter represents the current position of the robot. Subsequently, a run-ahead limit is calculated for each robot based on the path parameters determined for the respective other robots. Based on the respective calculated run-ahead limit, the path speed of every robot can be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignees: Atensor Engineering And Technology Systems GmbH, Convergent Information Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Bernhard Schierz, Wolfgang Stöcher, Gerald Umgeher
  • Patent number: 11273526
    Abstract: Systems and methods for application of stress corrosion cracking resistant cold spray coatings include a method of forming a partial coating on a canister having a perimeter wall with a surface. The method may include identifying a compromised region on the surface of the wall of the canister, and impacting a substantially linear flow of particles of a powder against an area in the compromised region of the surface in a manner effective to cause the particles of the powder to bond to the surface of the wall to produce a coating on the area of the compromised region. The method may also include moving the substantially linear flow in a direction substantially parallel to the surface of the wall to cause the particles to impact an additional area of the compromised region to cause the particles to bond to the surface of the additional area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Inventors: Kyle William Johnson, Jamie Walter Beard, Bhaarat Kumar Jasthi
  • Patent number: 11247437
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a component from ceramic materials in which a plurality of layers are applied to a base body by means of screen printing or template printing, said layers being formed from a ceramic material, in each case in a defined geometry above one another in the form of a paste or suspension in which powdery ceramic material and at least one binder are included. At least one region is formed here within at least one layer having a defined thickness and geometry composed of a further material that can be removed in a thermal treatment and that is likewise applied in the form of a paste or suspension by means of screen printing or template printing. Electrically functional structures composed of an electrically conductive or semiconductive material are applied to and/or formed on and/or in at least of the ceramic layers prior to the application of a further ceramic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Inventors: Uwe Partsch, Adrian Goldberg, Steffen Ziesche, Birgit Manhica, Carolin Lohrberg, Wolfgang Duerfeld, Dietmar Arndt, Wolfram Kern
  • Patent number: 11187245
    Abstract: A fan motor according to an embodiment of the present invention may include: an impeller a hub connected to a rotary shaft and at least one blade formed on the outer surface of the hub; a shroud surrounding the outer circumference of the impeller; and a coating layer coated on the inner circumferential surface of the shroud. The coating layer may include: a polymer having strength lower than the strength of the blade; and a plurality of beads mixed with the polymer and having strength higher than the strength of the polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electionics Inc.
    Inventors: Changlae Kim, Byungjik Kim, Sunggi Kim, Sanghyun Hong
  • Patent number: 10883178
    Abstract: A magnesium component of a rotary wing aircraft is provided including a groove including a first sidewall and a second sidewall arranged on opposing sides of a recessed opening. The first sidewall includes a deposit positioned adjacent the recessed opening. The deposit is formed by cold spraying one or more layers or powdered material within an area of the first sidewall from which material was removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: James Sullivan, Robert Guillemette, Jinkyu Choi, Wayne E. Petroskey, Eric K. Hansen, Anthony G. Chory, Young Hanh Le Do
  • Patent number: 10829619
    Abstract: Microencapsulated healing agents that, upon incorporation into a zinc-rich coating or coating system, improve the coating or coating system's ability to maintain its adhesion and corrosion resistance after damage that exposes the underlying substrate. These microencapsulated healing agent formulations are uniquely synergistic with zinc-rich coatings, and/or with zinc particles in a zinc rich coating, improving both adhesion maintenance and corrosion resistance following damage that exposes the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Autonomic Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald O. Wilson, Subramanyam V. Kasisomayajula, Christopher R. D. Dayton
  • Patent number: 10803908
    Abstract: Approaches to patching a leaky hermetically-sealed device include the use of a laminate rework patch that includes an adhesive tape layer, an aluminum sheet layer, and an outer cover layer, and whereby a viscous adhesive is injected or otherwise applied between the patch and the device leak location, over a layer of primer material, to fill the leak and stop the leakage of gas from inside the device. The thickness of the viscous adhesive, and thus the curing time and temperature of the viscous adhesive, can be managed by way of the thickness of the adhesive tape layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Tamura, Takako Hayakawa
  • Patent number: 10677062
    Abstract: This disclosure provides methods and systems for using coatings to control component dimensions during operations of a mechanical system, such as gas turbine combustion air cooling system. The mechanical system may have a component with a critical dimension defined by at least one surface. Upon detecting a change in the critical dimension, such as from surface erosion, a coating additive is deployed into the mechanical system. The surface is coated with the coating additive to offset at least a portion of the change in the critical dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Hua Zhang, Dale Joel Davis, David Terry Trayhan, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10620547
    Abstract: A method for correcting a mask layout includes providing a mask layout including first patterns, each of the first patterns having a size related to a first critical dimension (CD) value, obtaining topography data on a region of a wafer, generating a defocus map using the topography data, and correcting the mask layout on the basis of the defocus map. The generating of the defocus map includes respectively setting second CD values for a plurality of sub-regions of the mask layout. The second CD values may be set based on the topography data. The correcting of the mask layout on the basis of the defocus map comprises correcting the sizes of the first patterns to be related to the second CD values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventors: Sung-Yong Moon, Sooryong Lee, Changhwan Kim
  • Patent number: 10611072
    Abstract: A device is described where an operator uses a handheld nozzle that deposits new material onto a part. The process can be used to create new parts from a substrate, or to repair parts. The device automatically maps the physical part and matches the physical part against a model of the desired part. As the operator moves the nozzle over the part, the device automatically computes the amount of material necessary to modify the current part to match the model of the desired part. This method can be used for spraying or spray-casting metal, ceramics, and other materials. The described process and device automates this process, and simplifies the operator's involvement. Moreover, because the device can measure the part as the material is being deposited, the resulting part is more likely to more closely resemble the original part both in aesthetics and physical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventors: Alberto Daniel Lacaze, Karl Nicholas Murphy
  • Patent number: 10583526
    Abstract: Systems for processing a material by submerging the material in a fluid and directing laser pulses at the fluid and the material for processing the material. An embodiment removes the surface of concrete, brick, or rock or minerals in a relatively gentle, energy-efficient, and controlled manner that also confines the material that is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
    Inventors: Raymond P. Mariella, Jr., Alexander M. Rubenchik, Mary A. Norton
  • Patent number: 10570307
    Abstract: A self-healing polymeric composition includes a polymer matrix and a plurality of functional microcapsules dispersed in the polymer matrix. The functional microcapsules include a core of a flowable material that can form film via coalescence, physical crosslinking and/or polymerization on contact with the substrate, and a polymer shell encapsulating the core. The functionality on the polymer shell is effective in complexing with the corrosion by-products, releasing the core material to repair the failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Ramanathan S. Lalgudi, Beth Muszynski Britt
  • Patent number: 10544337
    Abstract: An Additive Package is provided to adjust the cure properties of a two-part bonding filler across a temperature range of from 4 and 44 degrees Celsius. A low temperature additive speeds a cure rate between 4 and 15 degrees Celsius and a high temperature additive slows down a cure rate between 25 and 44 degrees Celsius. The amount of Additive Package is varied to account for the desired cure properties. The Additive Package includes a first unsaturated polyester resins with an average degree of unsaturation of 70-100 percent based on total acid and anhydride monomer content. A process for repairing a vehicle body is provided using the Additive Package. A kit for accomplishing repairs in an after-market repair setting is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Helena Twardowska, Robert Mark Adams, David McKinney
  • Patent number: 10510937
    Abstract: A transfer print structure comprises a destination substrate having a substrate surface and one or more substrate conductors disposed on or in the destination substrate. One or more interconnect structures are disposed on and protrude from the destination substrate in a direction orthogonal to the substrate surface. Each interconnect structure comprises one or more notches, each notch having an opening on an edge of the interconnect structure and extending at least partially through the interconnect structure in a direction parallel to the substrate surface from the edge and a notch conductor disposed at least partially in the notch and electrically connected to one of the substrate conductors. In some embodiments, an electronic component comprising connection posts is transfer printed into electrical contact with a corresponding notch conductor by laterally moving the electronic component over the substrate surface to electrically contact the connection post to the notch conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: X-Celeprint Limited
    Inventors: Matthew Meitl, Tanya Yvette Moore, Ronald S. Cok, Salvatore Bonafede, Brook Raymond, Christopher Andrew Bower, Carl Ray Prevatte, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10488187
    Abstract: In a member inspection device and a member repairing method, an irradiation device irradiates a surface of a member to be inspected with light, an image pickup device picks up an image of a surface portion irradiated with the light, a failure detection device detects a failure area on the basis of a photographed image picked up by the image pickup device, and a determining device classifies the shape of the failure area detected by the failure detection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Koketsu, Yoichiro Ara, Yuuko Ujihara
  • Patent number: 10310382
    Abstract: A mirror (10, 20, 30, 40), more particularly for a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus, has an optical effective surface (10a, 20a, 30a, 40a), a mirror substrate (11, 21, 31, 41) and a reflection layer stack (14, 24, 34, 44) for reflecting electromagnetic radiation impinging on the optical effective surface (10a, 20a, 30a, 40a), wherein a layer (13, 23, 33, 43) composed of a group III nitride is arranged between the mirror substrate (11, 21, 31, 41) and the reflection layer stack (14, 24, 34, 44), wherein the group III nitride is selected from the group containing gallium nitride (GaN), aluminum nitride (AlN) and aluminum gallium nitride (AlGaN).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventor: Martin Hermann
  • Patent number: 10106711
    Abstract: Curable adhesive compositions comprising vi. a curable epoxy resin vii. an amine curing agent, viii. a polymeric toughening agent, ix. a filler and x. a phosphoric acid ester according to the formula as an adhesion promoter, wherein R represents an aliphatic or aromatic residue that contains one or more carboxylic acid ester units and/or one or more urethane units and that further contains at least one ether group and n represents an integer of 1 or 2, methods of making them, bonded articles and methods for bonding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Intellectual Property Company
    Inventor: Sohaib Elgimiabi
  • Patent number: 10087342
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an article whose surface has been at least partly sealed and to methods of its sealing, the sealing layer comprising a reactive melt layer and a coating layer. The invention provides a method of sealing at least part of the surface of an article, comprising the steps of: (a) applying a reactive melt layer based on polyurethane to at least one part of the surface of the article; (b) smoothing the reactive melt layer; and (c) applying a coating material to form a coating layer on the reactive melt layer, the coating layer being applied before the full curing of the reactive melt layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventors: Jens Fandrey, Elke Ehrmann, Klaus Becker-Weimann
  • Patent number: 10030153
    Abstract: A tire dressing is provided with a fine polymer-based reflective particles formed form of a blend of anisotropic particles of varying color that introduce an added reflective surface not present in ordinary tire dressings. The use of the fine polymer-based reflective particles enhance gloss, shine, and light reflectivity to the applied surface. The enhanced reflective surface effect is more noticeable during vehicle motion and the tire is rotating, as light is reflected from different reflective particles due to the changing angle of the particles caused by the rotation of the tire. The effects are more subtle than the typical effect of glitter due to the small particle size and the utilization of a mixtures of several types of polymer reflective particles that range from dark to bright and vary in color, and the presence of the high refractive index liquid silicone fluid that results in a brilliant radiant shine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Inventors: Kenneth H. Teal, Janice R. Crayton, Tsao-Chin Clarence Huang
  • Patent number: 9911573
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, systems and software for ion beam milling or machining are disclosed. The apparatus includes a specimen holder, a table, one or more ion sources, rotatable ion optics, and an imaging device. The specimen holder is configured to hold a specimen in a stationary position during milling or machining. The table is configured to change the stationary position of the specimen holder in any of three orthogonal linear directions and an angular direction. The rotatable ion optics are configured to emit an ion beam towards a predetermined location on the specimen from any of the one or more ion sources at any angle around an axis that is orthogonal to a horizontal surface of the table when the angular direction of the table is 0°. The imaging device is configured to generate an image of the specimen including the predetermined location, thereby enabling real-time monitoring of the milling or machining process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: IB Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Dimitry Boguslavsky, Mark Kovler
  • Patent number: 9890917
    Abstract: A refurbished headlight or the like, with restored translucency, transparency, and luster and high durability, is provided as the aged headlight or the like of polycarbonate resin. Furthermore, a new headlight or the like, with a polycarbonate resin lens which is not degraded by aging over a long period of time, is provided. A headlamp, on which a membrane of clear urethane binder resin is provided after a surface layer of reinforced plastic or the like remaining on a lens surface and degraded parts of a lens body are removed by grinding, is provided. When a yellow tinge remains on the lens body, the headlamp, on which the membrane of urethane binder resin is provided by applying a purple-black mixed urethane coating mixed with a purple-black mixing pigment, is provided. Moreover, a new headlamp that has a membrane of clear urethane binder resin on a lens surface is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Inventor: Noboru Miyabe
  • Patent number: 9845685
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for producing a run-in coating (20, 24, 32, 44) on a component of a turbomachine, in particular of a gas turbine. The run-in coating is applied and produced on the component of the turbomachine by a kinetic cold gas compacting process (K3). The invention also encompasses a run-in coating for a static or rotating component of a turbomachine and a static or rotating component of a turbomachine, in particular of a gas turbine, having at least one run-in coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Inventors: Frank Stiehler, Manuel Hertter
  • Patent number: 9837640
    Abstract: A bank repair method for repairing a defect portion of a bank in a process of manufacturing an organic electroluminescence (EL) display device including a substrate, banks formed over the substrate, and light-emitting layers formed in concave spaces defined by the banks. The bank repair method includes: examining whether or not a bank having a defect portion is present; and when a bank having a defect portion is present, repairing the bank by applying a repair material containing a gas adsorbent to the defect portion and curing the repair material; and after curing the repair material, baking the repair material by irradiating the repair material with infrared laser light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: JOLED INC.
    Inventors: Yoshiki Hayashida, Kazuhiro Kobayashi, Toshiaki Onimaru, Takayuki Shimamura
  • Patent number: 9798839
    Abstract: A computer device for generating a computer model of a non-nominal component includes a memory device and a communication interface device coupled to the memory device and includes a processor. The processor is programmed to generate a nominal outer surface and a nominal inner surface; generate a tool having a first tool position; move the tool to a second tool position within the nominal component, the second tool position based on a simulated local geometric deviation of a parameter; segment the tool into a first portion and a second portion at the nominal inner surface component; return the first portion to the first tool position out of the nominal component; segment the first portion at the nominal outer surface into a hole portion; and simulate a non-nominal cooling hole represented by the hole portion to facilitate computer modeling of the non-nominal component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Rajesh Ramamurthy
  • Patent number: 9700916
    Abstract: A concrete protective agent including an alkali metal-containing silicate and an alkaline electrolyzed water. A concrete protective agent including an alkali metal-containing silicate and silicon dioxide. Examples of the alkali metal-containing silicate include sodium silicate, potassium silicate and lithium silicate. By supplying the concrete protective agent to a concrete structure, the repair of the concrete structure can be performed. A concrete repairing agent having a significant repairing effect as compared with conventional concrete repairing agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: AES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasumoto Kuriyama, Masaaki Seya, Yoshihisa Suzuki, Masatoshi Abiko
  • Patent number: 9617431
    Abstract: Photovoltaic devices such as solar cells, hybrid solar cell-batteries, and other such devices may include an active layer disposed between two electrodes. The active layer may have perovskite material and other material such as mesoporous material, interfacial layers, thin-coat interfacial layers, and combinations thereof. The perovskite material may be photoactive. The perovskite material may be disposed between two or more other materials in the photovoltaic device. Inclusion of these materials in various arrangements within an active layer of a photovoltaic device may improve device performance. Other materials may be included to further improve device performance, such as, for example: additional perovskites, and additional interfacial layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Hunt Energy Enterprises, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Michael D. Irwin, Jerred A. Chute, Vivek V. Dhas
  • Patent number: 9587152
    Abstract: The invention concerns two-component polyurethane compositions of a polyol component and a polyisocyanate component, the polyol component including at least one reaction product of castor oil and ketone resins with an OH number of 110 to 200 mg KOH/g, and at least one aliphatic triol, and the polyisocyanate component including at least one aromatic polyisocyanate, the ratio in weight percent of being between 4 and 50 and the ratio of all NCO groups of the aromatic polyisocyanates to all the OH groups totaling (A1+A2)=1.15:1-85:1, the aliphatic triol being-1,2,3-propane triol and/or-1,1,1-trimethylol propane and/or polyether polyols based on 1,1,1-trimethylol propane with a molecular weight of 170-500 g/mol and an OH-number of 400-1100 mg KOH/g, and the total of all the OH groups of (A1+A2) being ?90% of the total of all the OH groups of the two-component polyurethane composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Inventors: Steffen Kelch, Wolfgang Dürnay
  • Patent number: 9561984
    Abstract: A modifying agent of an alkaline electrolyzed water. A substance being supplied to a concrete structure in order to produce calcium silicate for repairing concrete and including an alkali metal silicate is defined as a concrete protective agent. The modifying agent is supplied to the concrete structure in advance of the supply of the concrete protective agent. The alkali metal silicate and the calcium ion included in the concrete protective agent contribute to the production of the calcium silicate. A method for repairing a concrete structure includes supplying the concrete protective agent to the concrete structure and supplying a modifying agent for a concrete structure including an alkaline electrolyzed water to the concrete structure, the step supplying a modifying agent being performed before the step of supplying the concrete protective agent to promote production of the calcium silicate in step of supplying the concrete protective agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: AES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasumoto Kuriyama, Masaaki Seya, Yoshihisa Suzuki, Masatoshi Abiko
  • Patent number: 9540527
    Abstract: Disclosed is a solvent-borne or UV-curable fugitive ink composition for application to a substrate that is to be provided with indicia. The ink composition comprises at least one halochromic compound and at least one filler compound and is capable of preventing indicia formed with a heat sensitive erasable ink on an area of the substrate carrying the fugitive ink composition and thereafter subjected to a thermal treatment from becoming invisible to an unaided eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: SICPA HOLDING SA
    Inventors: Christophe Dumusois, Cécile Leprince, Dagmar Lukas
  • Patent number: 9494854
    Abstract: During a calculation technique, a modification to a reflective photo-mask is calculated. In particular, using information specifying a defect associated with a recessed area on a top surface of the reflective photo-mask, the modification to the reflective photo-mask is calculated. For example, the calculation may involve an inverse optical calculation in which a difference between a pattern associated with the reflective photo-mask at an image plane in a photo-lithographic process and a reference pattern at the image plane in the photo-lithographic process is used to calculate the modification at an object plane in the photo-lithographic process. Note that the modification includes a negative feature in which one or more pairs of layers in a multilayer stack in the reflective photo-mask are removed using a subtractive fabrication process. Moreover, the modification is proximate to the recessed area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: KLA-Tencor Corporation
    Inventors: Masaki Satake, Linyong Pang
  • Patent number: 9472805
    Abstract: A method for synthesizing alkali metal silicate which can be easily microparticulated, a method for synthesizing, with the use of the alkali metal silicate, alkali transition metal silicate, and alkali metal silicate and alkali transition metal silicate which are synthesized by the synthesis methods are disclosed. The alkali metal silicate is synthesized by the following steps: forming a basic solution including an alkali metal salt; mixing the basic solution including the alkali metal salt with silicon particles to form a basic solution including the alkali metal silicate; and adding the basic solution including the alkali metal silicate to a poor solvent for the alkali metal silicate to precipitate the alkali metal silicate. Further, the alkali metal silicate is mixed with a microparticulated compound including a transition metal to form a mixture, and the mixture is subjected to heat treatment, whereby the alkali transition metal silicate is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mako Motoyoshi, Takahiro Kawakami, Masaki Yamakaji
  • Patent number: 9327315
    Abstract: A process for producing a repair coating on at least one metallic surface that is coated with at least one corrosion protection coating A applied with at least one composition selected from the group of pretreatment compositions, of organic compositions and of silicon compound(s) containing compositions, whereby the at least one corrosion protecting coating A has been at least partially removed in the area Z, whereby a thin corrosion protecting coating B containing at least one silicon compound is applied with a solution or dispersion containing at least one silane, at least one silanol, at least one siloxane, at least one polysiloxane or any mixture of these (=“siloxane composition”) on at least a part of the area Z.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: CHEMETALL GMBH
    Inventors: Mats Eriksson, Manfred Walter
  • Patent number: 9254507
    Abstract: A process for producing a repair coating on at least one metallic surface that is coated with at least one corrosion protecting coating A applied with at least one composition selected from the group of pretreatment compositions, of organic compositions and of silicon compound(s) containing compositions, whereby the at least one corrosion protecting coating A has been at least partially removed in the area Z, whereby a thin corrosion protecting coating B containing at least one silicon compound is applied with a solution or dispersion containing a silane, a silanol, a siloxane, or a polysiloxane on at least a part of the area Z. A further corrosion protecting coating C may be applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: CHEMETALL GMBH
    Inventors: Mats Eriksson, Manfred Walter
  • Patent number: 9206330
    Abstract: The invention relates to coating material compositions comprising an isocyanate group-containing component, a hydroxyl group-containing component, a zinc-imidazole-carboxylate complex and a monomeric aromatic carboxylic acid, and also to the use of a zinc-imidazole-carboxylate complex in the presence of a monomeric aromatic carboxylic acid as a catalyst system for the urethane reaction in coating material compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: BASF Coatings GmbH
    Inventors: Elke Westhoff, Peter Hoffmann, Bernadette Möller, Benedikt Schnier
  • Patent number: 9180727
    Abstract: Provided is a decoration sheet with high weather resistance and hair line, and a manufacturing method thereof. The decoration sheet with weather resistance and hair line, which is attached to a surface of an object so as to protect the object from external environment, includes a PVC layer of which a lower surface is attached to the object; a hair line printing layer formed with a lower surface contacted with an upper surface of the PVC and an upper surface on which the hair line is formed, and formed of a mixture of aluminum and acryl; and an acrylic layer formed with a lower surface contacted with an upper surface of the hair line printing layer and an upper surface exposed to the external environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: LG Hausys, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jiyong Park, Donggon Kim, Jungeun Ha
  • Patent number: 9123542
    Abstract: A plasma etching method forms a tapered recess portion in a wide-gap semiconductor substrate. The method includes forming on the substrate K an etching film having an etching speed higher than that of the substrate K, and forming a mask M having an opening on the high-speed etching film. The substrate K with the etching film and the mask is then placed on a platen and heated to a temperature equal to or higher than 200 ° C., a plasma is generated from an etching gas supplied into a processing chamber, and a bias potential is applied to the platen to etch substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: SPP Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoichi Murakami, Naoya Ikemoto
  • Patent number: 9108886
    Abstract: A material composition for producing a fireproof material having a fine-grain fraction with grain sizes of less than 100 ?m and a coarse-grain fraction with grain sizes of more than 100 ?m is provided. The fine-grain fraction includes aluminum oxide having a weight proportion of at least 90% by wt. in relation to the total weight of the fine-grain fraction, zirconium oxide having a weight proportion of up to 5% by wt. in relation to the total weight of the fine-grain fraction, a stabilizer for the zirconium oxide as well as titanium oxide powder having a weight proportion of up to 5% by wt. in relation to the total weight of the fine-grain fractional. The coarse-grain fraction represents a weight fraction of more than 30% by wt. of the material composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Inventors: Christos Aneziris, Nora Gerlach, Holger Grote, Claus Krusch
  • Patent number: 9093249
    Abstract: Systems and methods for conducting electron or scanning probe microscopy are provided herein. In a general embodiment, the systems and methods for conducting electron or scanning probe microscopy with an undersampled data set include: driving an electron beam or probe to scan across a sample and visit a subset of pixel locations of the sample that are randomly or pseudo-randomly designated; determining actual pixel locations on the sample that are visited by the electron beam or probe; and processing data collected by detectors from the visits of the electron beam or probe at the actual pixel locations and recovering a reconstructed image of the sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Sandia Corporation
    Inventors: Hyrum Anderson, Jovana Helms, Jason W. Wheeler, Kurt W. Larson, Brandon R. Rohrer
  • Publication number: 20150140349
    Abstract: A display device comprises a display panel, a window layer and a coating formed of gel material. The window layer is formed on the display panel and the coating layer is formed on the window layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
  • Publication number: 20150140208
    Abstract: It is an objective to provide a plug capable of enhancing a usage count of the plug, which is for use in a piercing machine for piercing-rolling a billet, and a regenerating method of the plug. The plug (10) is for use in a piercing machine (30) for piercing-rolling a billet (36). The plug (10) includes a body (18), a columnar portion (20), and a sprayed film (16). The body (18) has a maximum diameter at its rear end. The columnar portion (20) has the same diameter as the diameter of the rear end of the body (18), and extends from the rear end of the body (18). The sprayed film (16) is formed on a surface of the body (18) and on a surface of the columnar portion (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Yasuto Higashida, Yasuyoshi Hidaka, Kazuhiro Shimoda, Yosuke Tatebayashi
  • Publication number: 20150140345
    Abstract: A refinish coating system comprising (I) an intermediate coating composition and (II) a topcoat coating composition is useful for repairing a damage area of a silicone hard coat layer on an automotive resin glazing substrate. The intermediate coating composition (I) comprises (A) a reactive siloxane compound and (B) silica. The topcoat coating composition (II) comprises (C) an alkoxysilane having a UV-absorbing functional group, (D) a multifunctional alkoxysilane, (E) a reactive siloxane compound, (F) colloidal silica, and (G) phosphoric acid. The system forms a coating having the same appearance and physical properties as the underlying silicone hard coat layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Motoo FUKUSHIMA, Yukimasa AOKI, Masahiro YOSHIZAWA, Koichi CHIGITA, Yuya MARUYAMA, Hidenori MUNEKATA