Restoring Or Repairing Patents (Class 427/140)
  • 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
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    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
    Assignee: CARL ZEISS SMT GMBH
    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
    Assignee: KLEBCHEMIE M.G. BECKER GMBH & CO. KG
    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
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    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
    Assignee: MTU AERO ENGINES GMBH
    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
    Assignee: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    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
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    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: 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
  • 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
    Inventors: EUNJUNG LEE, SEUNGBAE LEE, JONGHO CHONG
  • 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: 20150132562
    Abstract: An improved coating for rigid and semi-rigid substrates, in particular for equipment used in the oil and gas hydraulic fracturing or fracking industry. The coating is a composite of a relatively thick elastomeric primer coat layer and a harder top coat layer (e.g. epoxy type). The composite has advantageous durability, in particular a surprisingly good resistance to chemical attack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Peter Paul Roosen
  • Publication number: 20150122727
    Abstract: Two-dimensional material based filters, their method of manufacture, and their use are disclosed. In one embodiment, a membrane may include an active layer including a plurality of defects and a deposited material associated with the plurality of defects may reduce flow therethrough. Additionally, a majority of the active layer may be free from the material. In another embodiment, a membrane may include a porous substrate and an atomic layer deposited material disposed on a surface of the porous substrate. The atomic layer deposited material may be less hydrophilic than the porous substrate and an atomically thin active layer may be disposed on the atomic layer deposited material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicants: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
    Inventors: ROHIT N. KARNIK, Suman Bose, Michael S.H. Boutilier, Nicolas G. Hadjiconstantinou, Tarun Kumar Jain, Sean C. O'Hern, Tahar Laoui, Muataz A. Atieh, Doojoon Jang
  • Publication number: 20150122079
    Abstract: A component of a rotary wing aircraft is provided including a surface configured to contact another component of the rotary wing aircraft such that the surface is susceptible to corrosion and/or pitting. The surface has an area from which a portion of material was removed. A structural deposit is formed by cold spraying one or more layers of powdered material within the area. The structural deposit is configured to carry a load applied to the component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
    Inventors: Eric K. Hansen, James Sullivan, Anthony G. Chory, JinKyu Choi, Michael R. Robbins
  • Patent number: 9023435
    Abstract: Methods for making an environmental barrier coating using a sintering aid involving: applying a bond coat layer to the ceramic component; combining at least water and a primary transition material selected from a rare earth disilicate or a doped rare earth disilicate to produce a transition layer slurry; applying the transition layer slurry to the bond coat layer; infiltrating a sol-gel solution comprising at least one sintering aid into the applied slurry; and sintering the component to produce the environmental barrier coating having at least the bond coat layer and a transition layer formed from the transition layer slurry during sintering. During sintering the sintering aid dopes the primary transition material with at least one doping composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Glen Harold Kirby, Brett Allen Boutwell, Jessica L. Subit
  • Patent number: 9011968
    Abstract: Technologies are generally described for method and systems effective to at least partially alter a defect in a layer including graphene. In some examples, the methods may include receiving the layer on a substrate where the layer includes at least some graphene and at least some defect areas in the graphene. The defect areas may reveal exposed areas of the substrate. The methods may also include reacting the substrate under sufficient reaction conditions to produce at least one cationic area in at least one of the exposed areas. The methods may further include adhering graphene oxide to the at least one cationic area to produce a graphene oxide layer. The methods may further include reducing the graphene oxide layer to produce at least one altered defect area in the layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventors: Seth Miller, Thomas Yager
  • Patent number: 9005717
    Abstract: Methods for making an environmental barrier coating using a sintering aid involving: applying a bond coat layer to the ceramic component; combining at least an organic solvent and a primary transition material selected from a rare earth disilicate or a doped rare earth disilicate to produce a transition layer slurry; applying at least the transition layer slurry, and optionally an outer layer slurry and/or a compliant layer slurry to the component; and sintering the component to produce the environmental barrier coating. The sintering step causes a reaction between a slurry sintering aid and constituents of at least one of the transition, outer and compliant layers to form a secondary material and reduce porosity in the coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Glen Harold Kirby, Brett Allen Boutwell
  • Patent number: 9008984
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a device for process for predicting gloss of a coating resulting from a wet layer of a low gloss coating composition, such as automotive OEM or refinish paint. The device includes measuring reflectance of the layer of the coating composition applied over a test substrate and then allowing the layer to dry and/or cure into a coating. Thereafter, its gloss is measured with a gloss meter. The device is repeated with varying amounts of one or flatting agents added to the composition and the reflectance vs. gloss is plotted on a graph and by using a curve fitting equation a gloss prediction curve is obtained. By measuring the reflectance of a wet layer of a target low gloss coating composition the gloss of a coating that would result from such a layer is then predicted by using the gloss prediction curve. The device is most useful during the manufacture of coating compositions, such as automotive OEM and refinishes paints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Axalta Coating Systems IP Co., LLC
    Inventors: Ayumu Yokoyama, Anthony Moy
  • Patent number: 9005716
    Abstract: Methods for making an environmental barrier coating using a sintering aid including combining at least an organic solvent and a primary transition material to produce a transition layer slurry; applying a bond coat layer and then the transition layer slurry to the component; drying the applied transition layer slurry; infiltrating into the dried transition layer slurry a sol-gel solution containing an aqueous or organic solvent solution of, respectively, a water-soluble or solvent-soluble salt sintering aid; and sintering the infiltrated transition layer slurry to produce the environmental barrier coating having at least the bond coat layer and a transition layer; wherein during sintering a reaction between the primary transition material and the sintering aid results in the transition layer having a porosity of from 0% to about 15% by volume of the transition layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Glen Harold Kirby, Brett Allen Boutwell
  • Patent number: 8999457
    Abstract: Methods for making an environmental barrier coating using a sintering aid involving: applying a bond coat layer to the ceramic component; combining at least water and a primary transition material selected from a rare earth disilicate or a doped rare earth disilicate to produce a transition layer slurry; applying at least the transition layer slurry, and optionally an outer layer slurry and/or compliant layer slurry to the component; and sintering the component to produce the environmental barrier coating. The sintering step causes a reaction between a slurry sintering aid and constituents of at least one of the transition, outer and compliant layers to form a secondary material and reduce porosity in the coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Glen Harold Kirby, Brett Allen Boutwell, Jessica L. Subit
  • Patent number: 8986779
    Abstract: Methods for improving surface roughness of an environmental barrier coating. The methods include providing a component having a plasma sprayed environmental barrier coating, applying an outer layer repair slurry to the environmental barrier coating of the component, drying the environmental barrier coating having the applied outer layer repair slurry, and sintering the component to produce a component having an improved surface roughness. The outer layer repair slurry includes water, a primary outer material of BSAS, and a slurry sintering aid selected from rare earth nitrate, rare earth acetate, rare earth chloride, rare earth oxide, ammonium phosphate, phosphoric acid, polyvinyl phosphonic acid, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Glen Harold Kirby, Brett Allen Boutwell
  • Patent number: 8986778
    Abstract: A method for non-destructive evaluation of an article of manufacture (30) by coating the article with a temperature-sensitive coating (34), stimulating the article with energy (18) to induce temperature changes in the article responsive to features of the article, then evaluating (24) a resulting topography of energy-induced changes (50, 52, 53) in the coating (34). The energy imparted to the article may be, for example, electromagnetic, magnetic, or sonic energy that produces localized changes in temperature in the article (30) in response to features (32) of the article such as flaws or other discontinuities. The coating (34) may be a suspension of liquid crystals in a liquid, and the energy may be an application of sonic energy. The coating may be a material that hardens (42, 54) or softens (44, 56) upon a slight increase in temperature. Layers (34, 35) of different energy-sensitive coatings (38, 40) may be applied to indicate different aspects of features of the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens Energy, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul J. Zombo
  • Publication number: 20150075102
    Abstract: The invention is primarily directed to a system and method of selectively repairing asphalt-based shingles having embedded granular material. The system and method of the invention also comprises the use of devices specifically designed and used to template repaired shingles and protect surrounding shingles from adhesives and a shingle frame device to aid in applying, leveling and compressing granules onto the damaged shingle. The system and method of the claimed invention comprises the steps of removal of debris from the damaged area, application of a base coat adhesive to the damaged area, embedding color-matched granules in the base coat and application of a top coat sealant that permanently bonds the repaired layers to the original roofing material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Shawn Brooks, Paul DeLand
  • Publication number: 20150071772
    Abstract: Through the use of different ceramic heat insulation coatings (7, 13) on turbine blades, it is possible to produce or restore different configurations of gas turbines, which are then optimized for a respective baseload operation application or peak load operation application. Differences in the sprayed-on heat insulation coatings (7, 13) can be generated by means of a different material composition of the powder, for example zirconium oxide, by means of a different number of layers (10), by means of different coating thicknesses and/or by means of different porosities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Patrick Bullinger, Martin Grosshäuser, Andreas Pahl, Dietmar Reiermann, Michael Rindler, Werner Stamm
  • Patent number: 8974853
    Abstract: A tire dressing composition is provided that includes at least one silicone fluid having a viscosity of between 40 and 500,000 centiStokes at room temperature. An amine functionalized silicone fluid having a viscosity of between 40 and 500,000 centiStokes at room temperature is also present. A thickener is present to yield a coating from the composition has limited sag, low tack upon coating formation, and desirable durability properties. An organic solvent is present in which the at least one silicone fluid and the amine functionalized silicone fluid are soluble or suspended. A process is provided for dressing a tire having a previous silicone coating thereon, the process including applying the tire dressing composition and allowing a solvent to evaporate from the composition to form a tire dressing coating. The coating producing an initial gloss of great than 200 units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
    Inventor: Tsao-Chin Clarence Huang
  • Publication number: 20150063903
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for repairing a structural weakness in an aircraft fuselage, or preventing the advancement of a structural weakness in an aircraft fuselage. Cold spray methods such as supersonic particle deposition have been shown to positively affect structural characteristics of sheet metal and lap joints as used in fuselage construction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Neil Matthews, Rhys Jones
  • Publication number: 20150050419
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for producing a paste-like SiO2 composition using an SiO2 slip which allows simple intermediate storage and transport conditions without the processability of the slip to give the paste-like SiO2 composition being impaired thereby. According to the invention, it is for this purpose proposed that a homogeneous SiO2 base slip be subjected to a drying step to form a dry SiO2 composition and subsequently be processed further by means of a remoistening step to give the paste-like SiO2 composition, where the remoistening step comprises the addition of liquid to the dry SiO2 composition to form a paste-like kneadable SiO2 composition having a solids content of more than 85% by weight. The invention further relates to the use of a paste-like SiO2 composition as repair composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Jürgen Weber, Norbert Traeger, Gerrit Scheich, Waltraud Werdecker, Christian Schenk, Joachim Peekhaus, Kerstin Meyer-Merget, Sebastian Pankalla
  • Patent number: 8940360
    Abstract: An asphalt composition, process, and apparatus for repairing cracks and other distressed areas in road surfaces. The asphalt composition comprises an aggregate material and a cold pour asphalt emulsion, preferably a quickset cationic asphalt emulsion. The aggregate material will preferably be a graded aggregate material. The asphalt emulsion and the aggregate material will preferably be mixed together and then delivered into the distressed area in not more than 20 seconds. A small mixing assembly is preferably held in suspension over the road surface for continuously receiving and mixing the asphalt emulsion and aggregate components and delivering the mixture into the distress area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventors: Melvin D. Brasier, Thomas W. Seaberg
  • Publication number: 20150024125
    Abstract: Methods and systems for cleaning, coating and sealing leaks in existing pipes, in a single operation. A piping system can be cleaned in one pass by dry particulates forced and pulled by air throughout the piping system by a generator and a vacuum. Pipes can be protected from water corrosion, erosion and electrolysis, extending the life of pipes such as copper, steel, lead, brass, cast iron piping and composite materials. Coatings can be applied to pipes having diameters up to approximately 6?. Leak sealants of at least approximately 4 mils thick can cover insides of pipes, and can include novel mixtures of fillers and epoxy materials, and viscosity levels. A positive pressure can be maintained within the pipes during applications. Piping systems can be returned to service within approximately 96 hours.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Larry Gillanders, Steve Williams, John Laborde
  • Publication number: 20150016885
    Abstract: A system and method for temporarily filling surface voids, such as cracks, potholes or other surface breaches includes a flexible container, such as a bag. The bag is filled with an engineered viscosity fluid. The fluid properties are chosen in accordance with a particular application in accordance factors including hole properties, anticipated traffic properties and ambient temperature. A bag with appropriate properties is placed in a void, and provides a temporary travel surface. Embodiments include fluids with engineered viscosity properties, including non-Newtonian fluids. Additional embodiments include selectively filled, selectively drained, or multiple bags. Another embodiment includes tubular, flexible containers cut to size in accordance with hole characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Nicholas H. Barron, Noah S. Gostout