Solid Particles Or Fibers Applied Patents (Class 427/180)
  • Patent number: 11365333
    Abstract: The present invention provides a layered coating adhered to a substrate surface which conforms to a surface topography defined by the anisotropic chain-like silica nanoparticles on the substrate. The layered coating comprises a layer of anisotropic chain-like silica nanoparticles. The anisotropic chain-like silica nanoparticles comprise linked arrays of silica net-negatively charged nanoparticles, each linked array having at least one linear dimension of about 100 nm to about 1200 nm and the anisotropic chain-like silica nanoparticles each have a diameter of about 20 nm to about 80 nm. The substrate surface comprises surface active moieties carrying a net positive charge and the chain-like anisotropic silica nanoparticles are held to the surface by electrostatic charge. Advantageously, the layered coatings are transparent and superhydrophobic. Also provided are articles containing these layered coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
    Inventors: Shu Yang, Gaoxiang Wu, Dengteng Ge, Yubo Zhao
  • Patent number: 11325143
    Abstract: A powdering system, having a working configuration and a cleaning configuration and including a powder reservoir, including a supply chamber receiving powder; a sprayer, including a powder applicator, and a cleaning inlet, fluidly connected to the supply chamber such that, in the cleaning configuration, a cleaning air supply source can be connected to the cleaning inlet so as to circulate cleaning air in the supply chamber, wherein the powder reservoir includes a discharge opening, arranged through a wall of the supply chamber and opening into the supply chamber, and a movable plug, which is movable between a closing position, in the working configuration, and an open position, in the cleaning configuration, such that the circulation of cleaning air causes residual powder to be discharged through the discharge opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: EXEL INDUSTRIES
    Inventors: Hervé Brochier, Jean-Christophe Serpillon, Michel Fossaceca, Eric Ghio
  • Patent number: 11325868
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for coating a composite structure, comprising forming a first slurry by combining a first pre-slurry composition with a first carrier fluid, applying the first slurry on a surface of the composite structure, and heating the composite structure to a temperature sufficient to form a base layer on the composite structure. The first pre-slurry composition may comprise a first phosphate glass composition and a low coefficient of thermal expansion material, wherein the low coefficient of thermal expansion material is a material with a coefficient of thermal expansion of less than 10×10?6° C.?1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony M. Mazany, Steven A. Poteet
  • Patent number: 11318772
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a jet that applies a liquid binder to an application surface and a particle applicator. The particle applicator includes a particle reservoir with at least one movable surface, an electrically controlled actuator that causes vibrations of the movable surface, and a dispersal port though which particles can exit the particle reservoir. A controller is coupled to cause the vibrations via the actuator. The vibrations result in movement of the particles through the dispersal port towards the liquid binder on the application surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Warren B. Jackson, Kent Evans
  • Patent number: 11311480
    Abstract: A dose unit including at least one isolated bioactive agent applied on a carrier material in thermal contact with an electrically heating element configured to vaporize a pre-determined amount of the agent for pulmonary delivery thereof is provided herein, as well as devices for effecting vaporization and pulmonary delivery of the isolated agent, and methods for preparing the dose unit, controllably releasing the agent therefrom, methods for pulmonary delivery thereof and methods of treatment of medical conditions treatable by pulmonary delivery of the isolated bioactive agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Syqe Medical Ltd.
    Inventors: Perry Davidson, Aaron Schorr, Asaf Kroll, Binyamin Schwartz
  • Patent number: 11293817
    Abstract: Embodiments of transparent ceramic particles are described. A particle includes an outer shell having an outer surface and an inner surface forming a hollow core; and a response unit housed inside the hollow core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Newtonoid Technologies, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Fielding B. Staton, David Strumpf
  • Patent number: 11279083
    Abstract: A powder layered modeling apparatus capable of modeling a three-dimensional object using a material powder contains at least a crystalline resin and filler particles. A modeling unit which partitions a modeling space for laying a material powder layer by the material powder to mold the three-dimensional object, a powder laying unit capable of laying the material powder layer in the modeling space by moving the material powder along a first direction with respect to the modeling space, a powder laying unit capable of laying the material powder layer in the modeling space by moving the material powder along a second direction not parallel to the first direction, and an energy supply unit which supplies energy for melting or sintering the material powder to a part constituting a cross-sectional layer to be molded of the three-dimensional object of the material powder layer laid in the modeling space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiro Yamaguchi, Satoshi Arai, Shigeharu Tsunoda
  • Patent number: 11192188
    Abstract: A method for making an article is disclosed. The method involves inputting a digital model of an article into an additive manufacturing apparatus comprising an energy source. The additive manufacturing apparatus applies energy from the energy source to successively applied incremental quantities of a powder to fuse the powder to form the article corresponding to the digital model. The powder includes an aluminum alloy having 2.00-9.00 wt. % cerium, 0.25-3.00 wt. % silicon, 0.25-0.75 wt. % magnesium, 0-0.75 wt. % iron, 0-0.05 wt. % other alloying elements, and the balance of aluminum, based on the total weight of the aluminum alloy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eric Karlen, William Louis Wentland, Sergey Mironets, Robert Bianco
  • Patent number: 11185923
    Abstract: A method for making an article is disclosed. The method involves inputting a digital model of an article into an additive manufacturing apparatus comprising an energy source. The additive manufacturing apparatus applies energy from the energy source to successively applied incremental quantities of a powder to fuse the powder to form the article corresponding to the digital model. The powder includes an aluminum alloy having 2.00-10.00 wt. % cerium, 0.50-2.50 wt. % titanium, 0-3.00 wt. % nickel, 0-0.75 wt. % nitrogen, 0-0.05 wt. % other alloying elements, and the balance of aluminum, based on the total weight of the aluminum alloy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eric Karlen, William Louis Wentland, Sergey Mironets, Robert Bianco
  • Patent number: 11160172
    Abstract: A method for producing a ceramic circuit board including a ceramic substrate and a metal circuit formed on the ceramic substrate. The disclosed method includes a step of forming the first metal layer in contact with the ceramic substrate by spraying a first metal powder containing at least either of aluminum particles or aluminum alloy particles together with an inert gas onto a surface of a ceramic substrate from a nozzle, in which the first metal powder is heated to from 10° C. to 270° C. and then ejected from the nozzle 10 and a gauge pressure of the inert gas at an inlet of the nozzle 10 is from 1.5 to 5.0 MPa, a step of subjecting the first metal layer to a heat treatment in an inert gas atmosphere, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: DENKA COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Atsushi Sakai, Yoshitaka Taniguchi, Suzuya Yamada
  • Patent number: 11124624
    Abstract: The invention relates to a flexible polymer composite containing metal particles, to the method for producing said composite, and to the uses of said composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Metalskin Technologies SAS
    Inventor: Stephane Penari
  • Patent number: 11065809
    Abstract: An apparatus and to a method for producing a three-dimensional object built up from at least one material layer by selective solidification of at least one powder raw material applied successively in raw material tracks to a build platform via an application unit of the apparatus. In this case, the apparatus for solidifying the raw material via energy input from a beam has an irradiation unit forming a build group together with the application unit, wherein the irradiation unit having a contiguous group of irradiation elements is rotatably mounted on the application unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Julian Koopmann, Fabian Fischer, Knut Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11046258
    Abstract: A method of visually checking for alignment between an instrument panel ornament and a door ornament is provided. The method includes locating an enlarged head portion of an alignment tool on a top edge of the instrument panel ornament. The enlarged head portion includes a side measurement feature with a height for checking for a misalignment condition between the instrument panel ornament and the door ornament. It is determined whether a top edge of the door trim ornament is located within the height of the side measurement feature with the enlarged head portion resting on the top edge of the instrument panel ornament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Ivor McGuire, Stephen David Hitchcock, Tammy Michelle Foley
  • Patent number: 11046000
    Abstract: A manufacturing by consolidation system suitable for fabricating a component may include a consolidating head movable in a tamping direction. The consolidating head may include at least one support member. A lower head may be carried by the at least one support member. The lower head may have at least one tamper. At least one material dispensing assembly may be carried by the at least one support member. The at least one material dispensing assembly may be configured to contain or support a supply of at least one consolidating material. At least one material support guide may be carried by the lower head in material-receiving relationship to the consolidating roll unit. The at least one material support guide may have a guide discharge end forwardly of the tamper along the tamping direction. A platform positioning assembly may be disposed generally beneath the consolidating head. A working platform may be carried by the platform positioning assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventor: Steven P. Burgess
  • Patent number: 11041245
    Abstract: A method for preventing adhesion of aluminum onto the surface of a metallic product, which can be performed by a simple treatment, at low cost and within a short time. Tin granules having an average particle diameter of 10 to 100 ?m and each having an oxide film formed thereon are sprayed onto the surface of a metallic product under a spraying pressure of 0.5 MPa or more or at a spraying velocity of 200 m/sec or more to form a tin oxide coating film at a thickness of 1 ?m or less on a portion of the surface of the metallic product, wherein the portion of the surface of the metallic product is a portion at which the metallic product is in contact with aluminum or an aluminum alloy. By forming the tin oxide coating film, it becomes possible to prevent the adhesion of aluminum onto a metallic product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI KIHAN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshio Miyasaka
  • Patent number: 11041080
    Abstract: Provided herein is a multifunctional particle and methods of forming the same. The multifunctional particle includes: a silica particle; a hydrophobic silane; and a silane coupling agent; where each of the hydrophobic silane and the silane coupling agent are chemically bonded to the surface of the silica particle; where the multifunctional particle is superhydrophobic and chemically reactive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Velox Flow, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Craig Venema, Brent William Barbee, Jordan Moriah Larson
  • Patent number: 11027487
    Abstract: Provided is a method of making a coated object, which may include stereolithographically producing a green intermediate object from a dual cure polymerizable resin, the intermediate object containing uncured polymerizable material therein; then, optionally cleaning the green object; then, in any order: coating at least one surface portion of the object with a particulate material; and heating the object sufficiently to further cure the object; the coating and/or heating steps carried out under conditions in which uncured polymerizable material sweats (or exudes) to the surface of said object, and wherein the uncured polymerizable material contacts the particulate material, polymerizes, and bonds the particulate material to the surface of the object during the coating and/or heating steps. Also provided is a coated object produced by the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: CARBON, INC.
    Inventors: R. Griffin Price, Raymond C. Pederkoff, Matthew S. Menyo
  • Patent number: 11028237
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for preparing a superabsorbent polymer that progresses dry mixing of fine powders and a specific powder type of polymer binder when reassembling fine powders generated during the preparation process of a superabsorbent polymer, and thus obviates the necessity for a moisture drying process after reassembling fine powders, thereby reducing thermal losses, improving productivity, and obtaining a superabsorbent polymer having excellent basic absorption properties, and a superabsorbent polymer prepared by the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventors: Taehee Kim, Sewoo Yang, Ji Young Hwang, Gi Cheul Kim
  • Patent number: 11001533
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for coating a composite structure, comprising forming a first slurry by combining a first pre-slurry composition with a first carrier fluid, applying the first slurry on a surface of the composite structure, and heating the composite structure to a temperature sufficient to form a base layer on the composite structure. The first pre-slurry composition may comprise a first phosphate glass composition and a low coefficient of thermal expansion material, wherein the low coefficient of thermal expansion material is a material with a coefficient of thermal expansion of less than 10×10?6° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony M. Mazany, Steven A. Poteet
  • Patent number: 10994479
    Abstract: A method of forming a three-dimensional object comprises the steps of forming a layer of a particulate composition, selectively depositing a liquid composition onto the layer of the particulate composition in accordance with computer data corresponding to the shape of at least a portion of a three-dimensional object, initiating polymerization, and repeating the steps a plurality of times to form a three-dimensional object. The particulate composition comprises a plurality of first particles that comprise a resin component comprising a first resin, the first resin comprising a first resin polymerizable group, the first resin polymerizable group comprising a carbon-carbon double bond directly attached to an electron withdrawing group, a thermal radical initiator dispersed or dissolved in the resin component, and a retardant dispersed or dissolved in the resin component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Johan Franz Gradus Antonius Jansen, Rudolfus Antonius Theodorus Maria Van Benthem, Paulus Franciscus Anna Buijsen, Franciscus Johannes Marie Derks, Mark Petrus Franciscus Pepels, Alfred Jean Paul Buckmann
  • Patent number: 10988901
    Abstract: A method to form a protective overlay with wear resistant particles applied in well-defined patterns by applying wear resistant particles on a surface, bonding a part of the wear resistant particles with a binder preferably applied with a digital drop application head and removing the non-bonded wear resistant particles from the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: CERALOC INNOVATION AB
    Inventor: Darko Pervan
  • Patent number: 10941298
    Abstract: A method of forming a titania-coated inorganic particle comprising the steps of (a) stirring a mixture of a titania precursor such as a titanium alkoxide and an inorganic particle such as a hollow glass particles in an organic solvent such as an alcohol for more than 1 h to cause adsorption of the titania precursor on the surface of the inorganic particle; and (b) adding water dropwise to the mixture under stirring to convert the titania precursor to titania which then forms a coating on the inorganic particle. A method for forming a paint formulation, a titania-coated inorganic particle, a paint formulation comprising a titania-coated inorganic particle and use of a titania-coated inorganic particle in a paint formulation is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: AGENCY FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH
    Inventors: Chao Chen, Xu Li, Suxi Wang, Xikui Zhang, Siew Yee Wong
  • Patent number: 10930931
    Abstract: Provided are positive electrode active material particles for a secondary battery which include a lithium cobalt oxide, a coating layer including element A and formed on a surface of particles of the lithium cobalt oxide, and a dopant containing element B which is substituted in the lithium cobalt oxide, wherein the element A and the element B are each independently at least one selected from the group consisting of aluminum (Al), titanium (Ti), magnesium (Mg), zirconium (Zr), barium (Ba), calcium (Ca), tantalum (Ta), niobium (Nb), and molybdenum (Mo), and a molar ratio of the element A in the coating layer:the element B of the dopant is greater than 1:1 to 10:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventors: Chi Ho Jo, Bo Ram Lee, Sung Bin Park, Hyuck Hur, Young Uk Park, Wang Mo Jung
  • Patent number: 10912738
    Abstract: A method of delivering a health care active having the steps of administering to a mammal in need of a health benefit or a treatment for a health condition a personal health care article and consuming the article. The article contains one or more filaments that contain a backbone material, a health care active and optionally aesthetic agents, extensional aids, plasticizers, and crosslinking agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Trevor John Darcy, Steven Ray Gilbert, Gregory Charles Gordon, Rajeev Chhabra, William Maxwell Allen, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10913859
    Abstract: The invention relates to thermosetting powder coating compositions as disclosed herein, said compositions comprising one or more unsaturated resins comprising ethylenic unsaturations, one or more curing agents, and one or more thermal radical initiators, wherein at least one of the initiators is a peroxydicarbonate-X. The invention further relates to a process for making said thermosetting powder coating compositions and processes for coating an article with said thermosetting powder coating compositions. The invention further relates to cured thermosetting powder coating compositions obtained by curing of the thermosetting powder coating compositions of the invention. The invention further relates to an article having coated thereon said thermosetting powder coating composition as well as to an article having coated and cured thereon said thermosetting powder coating composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Gertrudis Christianus Bongaerts, Dragos Popescu
  • Patent number: 10906063
    Abstract: A powder resin coating device and method that can make the powder surface of powder resin within a powder fluidizing bed flat without spattering. The powder resin coating device includes: a powder fluidizing bed storing powder resin; a vibration mechanism connected to a bottom surface of the powder fluidizing bed; and a support member connecting the powder fluidizing bed and a fixing surface. The vibration mechanism includes: a vibration unit, and a connection mechanism connecting the vibration unit and bottom surface of the powder fluidizing bed. The support member elastically supports the powder fluidizing bed to the fixing surface and is mounted more inwards in a radial direction than an edge part of the powder fluidizing bed. The vibration unit is connected to the bottom surface via the connection mechanism so that a vibration motor rotations shaft is substantially coaxial with an axis of the powder fluidizing bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junji Nakajima, Nozomu Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10865464
    Abstract: Some variations provide a metal matrix nanocomposite composition comprising metal-containing microparticles and nanoparticles, wherein the nanoparticles are chemically and/or physically disposed on surfaces of the microparticles, and wherein the nanoparticles are consolidated in a three-dimensional architecture throughout the composition. The composition may serve as an ingot for producing a metal matrix nanocomposite. Other variations provide a functionally graded metal matrix nanocomposite comprising a metal-matrix phase and a reinforcement phase containing nanoparticles, wherein the nanocomposite contains a gradient in concentration of the nanoparticles. This nanocomposite may be or be converted into a master alloy. Other variations provide methods of making a metal matrix nanocomposite, methods of making a functionally graded metal matrix nanocomposite, and methods of making a master alloy metal matrix nanocomposite. The metal matrix nanocomposite may have a cast microstructure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: John H. Martin, Brennan D. Yahata
  • Patent number: 10864123
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an absorbent article includes a moisture-impervious outer layer, an inner layer substantially co-extensive with the outer layer, and an absorbent layer interposed between the outer layer and the inner layer. The inner layer is treated with at least one antimicrobial booster. The absorbent layer is treated with at least one antimicrobial agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Min Yao, Daniel B. Love, Amin Setoodeh, Debashish Chakravarthy
  • Patent number: 10847386
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a ceramic article or coating useful in semiconductor processing, which is resistant to erosion by halogen-containing plasmas. The ceramic article or coating is formed from a combination of yttrium oxide and zirconium oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Y. Sun, Ren-Guan Duan, Jie Yuan, Li Xu, Kenneth S. Collins
  • Patent number: 10840112
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a ceramic article or coating useful in semiconductor processing, which is resistant to erosion by halogen-containing plasmas. The ceramic article or coating is formed from a combination of yttrium oxide and zirconium oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Y. Sun, Ren-Guan Duan, Jie Yuan, Li Xu, Kenneth S. Collins
  • Patent number: 10840113
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a ceramic article or coating useful in semiconductor processing, which is resistant to erosion by halogen-containing plasmas. The ceramic article or coating is formed from a combination of yttrium oxide and zirconium oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Y. Sun, Ren-Guan Duan, Jie Yuan, Li Xu, Kenneth S. Collins
  • Patent number: 10808324
    Abstract: A composite piezoelectric coating (CPC) method includes entraining a powder in a first carrier gas stream; heating a second carrier gas stream to a predetermined temperature; combining the first carrier gas stream and second carrier gas stream into a combined carrier gas stream; ejecting the combined carrier gas stream at a target at a predetermined velocity, and consolidating the powder on the target by impact of the ejected combined carrier gas stream with the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Virendra Singh, Manuel P. Marya
  • Patent number: 10800121
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a tire vulcanization method in which there is no air remained between a vulcanization mold and an unvulcanized tire in tire vulcanization, the unvulcanized tire easily fits the vulcanization mold and an occurrence of bareness is prevented. The present invention relates to a tire vulcanization process comprising an application process of applying a coating agent comprising powder on a surface of an unvulcanized tire and a vulcanization process of vulcanizing the unvulcanized tire obtained in the application process, a tire production method comprising the vulcanization method, and a tire produced by the tire production method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshinobu Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10780636
    Abstract: A recoating unit (40) serves for equipping or retrofitting a device (1) for additive manufacturing of a three-dimensional object (2) by selectively solidifying a building material (15), preferably a powder, layer by layer. The device (1) comprises a recoater (16) movable across a build area (8) for applying a layer (31b, 32b) of the building material (15) within the build area (8) and a solidification device (20) for selectively solidifying the applied layer (31b, 32b) at positions corresponding to a cross-section of the object (2) to be manufactured. The device (1) is formed and/or controlled to repeat the steps of applying and selectively solidifying until the object (2) is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: EOS GmbH Electro Optical Systems
    Inventors: Stefan Paternoster, Stefan Grünberger
  • Patent number: 10665859
    Abstract: The present invention provides a negative electrode active material for a secondary battery, the negative electrode active material including a core that includes a lithium titanium oxide and a surface treatment layer located on a surface of the core, wherein the surface treatment layer includes a boron-containing lithium oxide at an amount that allows a boron content to have a molar ratio of 0.002 to 0.02 with respect to 1 mole of the lithium titanium oxide, and when 2 g of the negative electrode active material is titrated at pH 5 or lower using 0.1 M HCl, a titrated amount is 0.9 to 1.5 ml, and a secondary battery including the same. The negative electrode active material exhibits an excellent capacity recovery rate and an output characteristic when applied to a battery and is capable of reducing gas generation by preventing electrolyte decomposition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung Bin Park, Dong Hun Lee, Hye Lim Jeon, Wang Mo Jung, Seong Hoon Kang
  • Patent number: 10648096
    Abstract: An electrolyte may be provided. The electrolyte may include at least one additive configured to decompose or evaporate at a temperature above approximately 100° C., and a water soluble metal salt, and the electrolyte may be free from carbon nanotubes. In various embodiments, a method of forming a metal layer may be provided: The method may include depositing a metal layer on a carrier using an electrolyte, wherein the electrolyte may include at least one additive configured to decompose or evaporate at a temperature above approximately 100° C. and a water soluble metal salt, wherein the electrolyte is free from carbon nanotubes; and annealing the metal layer to form a metal layer comprising a plurality of pores. In various embodiments, a semiconductor device may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventors: Werner Robl, Michael Melzl, Manfred Schneegans, Bernhard Weidgans, Franziska Haering
  • Patent number: 10622630
    Abstract: Provided is a positive electrode active material including lithium transition metal oxide for a lithium secondary battery, in which the lithium transition metal oxide includes a dopant diffusing from the surface of the lithium transition metal oxide particle, and the dopant is distributed with a concentration gradient from the center of the particle toward the surface thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chi Ho Jo, Sung Bin Park, Young Uk Park, Bo Ram Lee, Hyuck Hur, Wang Mo Jung
  • Patent number: 10620114
    Abstract: A method of assessing airframe corrosion risk includes determining a component corrosion stress based on data from at least one of a corrosivity sensor, an aircraft exposure history, a climate database, or an aircraft configuration. The method includes generating a component corrosion risk based on the determined component corrosion stress. An accumulated component corrosion risk is calculated based on the component corrosion risk and a historical component corrosion risk. An airframe corrosion risk is determined based on the accumulated component corrosion risk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew Brookhart, Mark W. Davis, Mark R. Jaworowski
  • Patent number: 10596629
    Abstract: An apparatus for increasing the bulk density of metal powder includes a sealed chamber, a nozzle, and a target. The sealed chamber has an inert environment. The nozzle is coupled to an inert gas source and is configured to introduce raw metal powder into a flow of the inert gas for discharge as a cold spray mixture of the raw metal powder and the inert gas into the sealed chamber. The target is housed within the sealed chamber and is configured to receive an impact of the cold spray mixture. The nozzle and the target are configured to flatten the raw metal particles into flattened metal particles in response to the cold spray mixture impacting the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Kevin Thomas Slattery
  • Patent number: 10534280
    Abstract: Herein is disclosed a liquid electrostatic ink composition. The composition may comprise a liquid carrier having dispersed therein: chargeable particles comprising a thermoplastic resin having acidic side groups; and globular particles comprising a hydrocarbon having a drop point, measured according to ASTM D3954-15, of at least 120° C., the globular particles having a D50 of from 2 ?m to 7 ?m and a D90 of 10 ?m or less, the D50 and D90 being measured in the liquid carrier using laser diffraction and volume distribution, in accordance with ISO13220.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: HP Indigo B.V.
    Inventors: Haim Cohen, Igor Shutyi, Reut Avigdor
  • Patent number: 10519309
    Abstract: The invention relates to heat treatment of polymorphic semicrystalline or crystallizable polymers to increase the content of the highest melting crystalline form. Such heat treatment results in a polymer powder that has a consistent, uniform melting range, improved flow and improved durability of the powder particle size for applications that require powder flow at elevated temperatures. In addition to improved powder properties, the articles produced from the powders also exhibit better physical properties in both appearance and in mechanical properties. Thus the invention also includes polymer powders and articles produced by the described processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Arkema Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Bertelo, Manuel A. Garcia-Leiner, Anthony Decarmine, Scott F. Defelice
  • Patent number: 10493731
    Abstract: A method to produce a wear resistant foil, including providing a first foil including a first thermoplastic material, applying wear resistant particles and a second thermoplastic material form on the first foil, and adhering the first foil to the second thermoplastic binder and the wear resistant particles to form a wear resistant foil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: VALINGE INNOVATION AB
    Inventors: Christer Lundblad, Niclas Hakansson, Goran Ziegler
  • Patent number: 10486195
    Abstract: A low friction wear surface with a coefficient of friction in the superlubric regime including graphene and nanoparticles on the wear surface is provided, and methods of producing the low friction wear surface are also provided. A long lifetime wear resistant surface including graphene exposed to hydrogen is provided, including methods of increasing the lifetime of graphene containing wear surfaces by providing hydrogen to the wear surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: UChicago Argonne, LLC
    Inventors: Anirudha V. Sumant, Diana Berman, Ali Erdemir
  • Patent number: 10464258
    Abstract: A graft copolymer comprising: a core polymer comprising a crosslinked or non-crosslinked polysaccharide, a plurality of primary graft polymers covalently grafted to the core polymer, a plurality of secondary graft polymers covalently grafted to each primary graft polymer, an injectable dermal aesthetic formulation comprising such a graft copolymer and a method of preparing such a graft copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: ARKEMA FRANCE
    Inventors: Benoît Brule, Nadine Decraemer
  • Patent number: 10456978
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method for disposing green rubber, via 3D Printing or additive manufacturing, are provided. The apparatus includes at least a housing, a nozzle, and a heating element. Green rubber is forced through the nozzle and deposited in an iterative build process. The apparatus may be used in a variety of applications, including tire applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE AMERICAS TIRE OPERATIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Douglas B. Costlow
  • Patent number: 10444088
    Abstract: Embodiments of transparent ceramic particles are described. A particle includes an outer shell having an outer surface and an inner surface forming a hollow core; and a response unit housed inside the hollow core. The outer shell comprises aluminum oxynitride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Newtonoid Technologies, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Fielding B. Staton, David Strumpf
  • Patent number: 10443160
    Abstract: Lightweight, breathable, non-woven fibrous materials and composite articles incorporating the same are provided. Composite articles are formed by merging an open, non-woven grid formed from high tenacity elongate bodies with at least one substrate, forming an article having excellent tensile strength, excellent breathability and a unique aesthetic appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Brian Duane Arvidson, Henry Gerard Ardiff, Ashok Bhatnagar, Tamara L. Ehle, Shari E. Litow, Brian Waring, Mark Benjamin Boone, Thomas Tam
  • Patent number: 10435792
    Abstract: A laminate includes: a substrate; and a metallic coating that is formed from copper powder containing 0.002% to 0.020% by weight of phosphorus and having been subjected to reduction treatment, the metallic coating being deposited on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: NHK Spring Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaru Takimoto, Yuichiro Yamauchi, Satoshi Hirano, Naoya Aikawa
  • Patent number: 10400345
    Abstract: A method of synthesizing a metal foam of at least one metal M having a porous micrometric structure, the method including a step of contact glow discharge electrolysis in an electrolytic plasma reduction conducted in an electrolytic solution in which are immersed an anode and a cathode connected to a continuous electrical power supply, the electrolytic solution including at least one first electrolyte in a solvent, the first electrolyte being the at least one metal M in cationic form, the electrolytic solution further including a gelatine, as well as a metal foam obtained by this method, and a device comprising such a foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventor: Ronan Botrel
  • Patent number: 10368995
    Abstract: Bone void filler compositions and methods for preparation to provide substrates with carbonate surface coatings to promote bone growth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: CaP Biomaterials, LLC
    Inventor: Lawrence A. Shimp