Solid Particles Or Fibers Applied Patents (Class 427/180)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10364844
    Abstract: The sliding member includes a base and a coating layer formed on the base, in which the coating layer includes a particle aggregate containing first particles of a precipitation-hardening copper alloy. The method for manufacturing the sliding member includes the step of spraying a first powder of the precipitation-hardening copper alloy or a mixed powder containing the first powder and a second powder harder than the first powder onto the base in an unmelted state, so as to form the coating layer on the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshinori Izawa
  • Patent number: 10343199
    Abstract: Secondary aggregates are prepared from inert waste fines, from, for example, quarrying and combustion processes, using a combination of accelerated carbonation and tumbling, such that aggregate particles composed of successive layers of solid carbonate-based reaction products form a hard aggregate suitable for use in concrete. The process may carried out by loading the starting materials, and if necessary, water into a cylindrical drum that is rotatable about its horizontal axis, and the interior is charged with a carbon dioxide atmosphere, or mounted within a larger vessel that holds a carbon dioxide atmosphere. Aggregates are formed as coatings on core particles as tumbling proceeds, and the coatings are hardened by in situ formation of carbonates by reaction with the carbon dioxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH
    Inventors: Colin Douglas Hills, Paula Jillian Carey
  • Patent number: 10322542
    Abstract: A method for producing an object by melting a polymer powder in a powder sintering device. For example, a method for producing an object by melting a polymer powder in a powder sintering device under a laser beam, implementing a rheological analysis of the polymers, in order to determine the conditions for producing the object by melting polymer powders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: ARKEMA FRANCE
    Inventors: Benoît Brule, Nadine Decraemer
  • Patent number: 10254231
    Abstract: A microstructure detector and in-situ method for real-time determination of the microstructure of a material undergoing alloying or other phase transformation. The method carried out by the detector includes the steps of: (a) detecting light emitted from a plasma plume created during phase transformation of a material; (b) determining at least some of the spectral content of the detected light; and (c) determining an expected microstructure of the transformed material from the determined spectral content. Closed loop control of the phase transformation process can be carried out using feedback from the detector to achieve a desired microstructure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of Michigan
    Inventors: Jyotirmoy Mazumder, Lijun Song, Cunshan Wang
  • Patent number: 10234480
    Abstract: Methods of fabricating a plurality of carbon nanotube-bundle probes on a substrate are disclosed. In some embodiments, the method includes the following: providing a substrate having a top surface and a bottom surface; forming an array of electrically conductive pads on the top surface, the array of electrically conductive pads being formed to mirror an array of pads on an integrated circuit that is to be tested; applying a catalyst for promoting growth of carbon nanotubes on each of the array of electrically conductive pads; heating the substrate in a carbon-rich environment thereby growing nanotubes extending upwardly from each of the array of electrically conductive pads and above the top surface of the substrate thereby forming a plurality of carbon nanotube-bundle probes extending upwardly above the top surface of the substrate; and capping each of the plurality of carbon nanotube-bundle probes with an electrically conductive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Wentworth Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Alexander Brandorff
  • Patent number: 10174248
    Abstract: A process for treating a luminescent halogen-containing material includes contacting the luminescent halogen-containing material with an atmosphere comprising a halogen-containing oxidizing agent for a period of at least about two hours. The luminescent halogen-containing material has a composition other than (i) Ax[MFy]:Mn4+, where A is Li, Na, K, Rb, Cs, or a combination thereof; M is Si, Ge, Sn, Ti, Zr, Al, Ga, In, Sc, Y, La, Nb, Ta, Bi, Gd, or a combination thereof; x is the absolute value of the charge of the [MFy] ion; and y is 5, 6 or 7; (ii) Zn2[MF7]:Mn4+, where M is selected from Al, Ga, In, and combinations thereof; (iii) E[MF6]:Mn4+, where E is selected from Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba, Zn, and combinations thereof; and where M is selected from Ge, Si, Sn, Ti, Zr, and combinations thereof; or (iv) Ba0.65Zr0.35F2.70:Mn4+.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: James Edward Murphy, Anant Achyut Setlur
  • Patent number: 10113068
    Abstract: To provide a powder primer composition excellent in adhesion properties and a laminate obtained by using it. The power primer composition comprises a powder made of a reactive ethylene/tetrafluoroethylene copolymer containing repeating units (A) based on tetrafluoroethylene, repeating units (B) based on ethylene, and repeating units (C) based on a monomer having an acid anhydride residue and a polymerizable unsaturated bond, wherein (C)/((A)+(B)) is from 1/10,000 to 5/100 by molar ratio; and a powder made of an epoxy resin having an epoxy equivalent of from 500 to 2,700 and a softening point of at least 70° C.; wherein the mass ratio of the powder made of a reactive ethylene/tetrafluoroethylene copolymer to the powder made of an epoxy resin is from 99/1 to 80/20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: AGC INC.
    Inventors: Jun Hoshikawa, Noriharu Tate, Hitoshi Susa
  • Patent number: 10066132
    Abstract: Various opacifying adhesive compositions are described. The adhesives exhibit relatively high levels of opacity in wet conditions while maintaining acceptable adhesive properties. Also described are label assemblies and labeled containers using such adhesives. Related methods of use and preparation are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Peter J. Heederik, Santosh L. Hire, Darren B. Milligan
  • Patent number: 10005917
    Abstract: A superhydrophobic non-fluorinated composition includes a hydrophobic component free of fluorine; a filler particle; and water, wherein the composition is at a pH greater than 7, and wherein the hydrophobic component is in an aqueous dispersion. The superhydrophobic non-fluorinated composition alternatively includes a hydrophobic polymer free of fluorine; an exfoliated graphite filler particle including acid functional groups; water; and a stabilizing compound, wherein the composition is at a pH greater than 7, and wherein the hydrophobic polymer is in an aqueous dispersion. The superhydrophobic non-fluorinated composition alternatively includes a hydrophobic component free of fluorine; a filler particle including an acid functional group; and water, wherein the composition is at a pH greater than 7, and wherein the hydrophobic component is in an aqueous dispersion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Constantine M. Megaridis, Thomas M. Schutzius, Ilker S. Bayer, Jian Qin, Donald Eugene Waldroup
  • Patent number: 9981211
    Abstract: Apparatus for making particle- and fiber-containing materials, such as a filter, are disclosed. Methods of making and using particle- and fiber-containing materials, such as a filter, are also disclosed. Particle- and fiber-containing materials are further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventor: Matthew C. Pelham, Sr.
  • Patent number: 9958386
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a chemical sensor provided with a spectral filter excellent in spectral characteristic, a chemical sensor module, a chemical substance detection apparatus, and a chemical substance detection method. [Solving Means] A chemical sensor according to the present technology is provided with a substrate and a plasmon absorption layer. On the substrate, the photodetection unit is formed. The plasmon absorption layer is laminated on the substrate and has a metal nanostructure that generates plasmon absorbency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Moriya, Nobuyuki Matsuzawa, Kensaku Maeda
  • Patent number: 9937634
    Abstract: A composition for treating cellulosic materials is provided. The composition comprises a dispersion of micronized additives. The dispersion comprises additive particles with diameters in the range of 0.001 to 25 microns. Also provided is a method for the application of the additive-containing composition to wood, as well as wood products which have been treated with the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Koppers Performance Chemicals Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Leach, Jun Zhang
  • Patent number: 9919498
    Abstract: Multilayered composite materials comprising as components: (A) a water vapor permeable plastics foil, (B) optionally at least one bonding layer and (C) a polyurethane layer with capillaries passing through the entire thickness of the polyurethane layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Carl Jokisch, Jürgen Weiser
  • Patent number: 9914159
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing a plug for use in a piercing-rolling mill for producing a seamless steel tube/pipe, and the method for producing the plug for piercing-rolling comprises shotblasting a surface of the plug, and arc-spraying a spray wire so as to form a film on a surface of a base metal of the plug that is shotblasted. In the arc-spraying step, the arc spraying is carried out by using, as the spray wire, a cored wire whose iron sheath tube is charged with at least iron oxide particles among iron particles and the iron oxide particles (one or more of FeO particles, Fe3O4 particles, and Fe2O3 particles), so as to form the film containing iron oxide and Fe. Accordingly, it is possible to enhance the production efficiency of the plug, and to produce the plug for piercing-rolling capable of securing the steady enhancement of the durability life of the plug during the piercing-rolling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiro Yamamoto, Yasuto Higashida, Yasuyoshi Hidaka
  • Patent number: 9850566
    Abstract: The invention relates to a coating system for a component of a turbomachine, which includes at least two different base powders. Each of the at least two different base powders has an individual predetermined distribution within the coating system. Further, each of the at least two different base powders is responsible for a specific property of the coating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: ANSALDO ENERGIA IP UK LIMITED
    Inventors: Julien Rene Andre Zimmermann, Alexander Stankowski, Piero-Daniele Grasso, Sven Olliges, Sophie Betty Claire Duval
  • Patent number: 9828521
    Abstract: A superhydrophobic coating including a plurality of particles and a resin. The particles covalently bond to the resin and the resin does not fill the pores of the superhydrophobic particles such that the three dimensional surface topology of the superhydrophobic particles is preserved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: UT-BATTELLE, LLC
    Inventors: John T. Simpson, Georgios Polyzos, Daniel A. Schaeffer
  • Patent number: 9827590
    Abstract: Embodiments generally relate to devices and methods for production of fibers and threads for use in electronic device manufacturing. Described here, fibers can be produced and manipulated using a dual-surfaced sizing material. The dual-surfaced sizing material has a surface which binds a fiber and a surface which binds a resin. Thus, the dual-surfaced sizing material can be left attached to the fibers without adversely affecting the resin binding in later production steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sarah K. Czaplewski, Joseph Kuczynski, Jason Wertz, Jing Zhang
  • Patent number: 9809742
    Abstract: A hydraulic fracturing composition includes: a superabsorbent polymer in an expanded state and configured to break in response to a breaking condition; a plurality of proppant particles disposed in the superabsorbent polymer prior to release of the plurality of proppant particles from the superabsorbent polymer in response to breaking the superabsorbent polymer; and a fluid to expand the superabsorbent polymer into the expanded state. The hydraulic fracturing composition can be made by contacting a superabsorbent polymer with a fluid to expand the superabsorbent polymer into an expanded state; and disposing a plurality of proppant particles in the superabsorbent polymer to make the hydraulic fracturing composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Jia Zhou, Hong Sun, Qi Qu, Michael Guerin
  • Patent number: 9803100
    Abstract: A superhydrophobic surface includes a substrate treated with a non-fluorinated composition, the composition including a hydrophobic component free of fluorine; a filler particle; and water, wherein the composition is at a pH greater than 7, and wherein the hydrophobic component is in an aqueous dispersion. The superhydrophobic surface alternatively includes a substrate treated with a non-fluorinated composition, the composition including a hydrophobic polymer free of fluorine; an exfoliated graphite filler particle including acid functional groups; water; and a stabilizing compound, wherein the composition is at a pH greater than 7, and wherein the hydrophobic polymer is in an aqueous dispersion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Jian Qin, Donald Eugene Waldroup, Constantine M. Megaridis, Thomas M. Schutzius, Ilker S. Bayer
  • Patent number: 9790392
    Abstract: The present invention provides a coating film having a high level of heat resistance and a coating composition from which the coating film can be obtained. The coating composition of the invention includes (A) an emulsion which includes a polyvinyl alcohol-based resin as a dispersing agent, an acrylic resin as a dispersoid, and water as a dispersion medium and (B) fibrous metal oxide microparticles, wherein the fibrous metal oxide microparticles have an average major-axis length of 10 to 2,500 nm and an average aspect ratio of 10 to 450.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: THE NIPPON SYNTHETIC CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuo Shibutani, Misa Kuwada
  • Patent number: 9790396
    Abstract: Urethane (multi)-(meth)acrylate (multi)-silane compositions, and articles including a (co)polymer reaction product of at least one urethane (multi)-(meth)acrylate (multi)-silane precursor compound. The disclosure also articles including a substrate, a base (co)polymer layer on a major surface of the substrate, an oxide layer on the base (co)polymer layer; and a protective (co)polymer layer on the oxide layer, the protective (co)polymer layer including the reaction product of at least one urethane (multi) (meth)acrylate (multi)-silane precursor compound. The substrate may be a (co)polymeric film or an electronic device such as an organic light emitting device, electrophoretic light emitting device, liquid crystal display, thin film transistor, or combination thereof. Methods of making urethane (multi)-(meth)acrylate (multi)-silane precursor compounds and their use in composite multilayer barrier films are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATION PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Thomas P. Klun, Alan K. Nachtigal, Joseph C. Spagnola, Mark A. Roehrig, Jennifer K. Schnobrich, Guy D. Joly, Christopher S. Lyons
  • Patent number: 9752278
    Abstract: Compositions comprising a liquid and fumed silica may be applied to surfaces as a sealant, e.g., to protect against damage or deterioration. The composition may be a powder, wherein a method of treating the surface includes applying pressure to the powder on the surface with an applicator, and the pressure releases the liquid sealant from the powder onto the surface. The liquid may comprise water and one or more polymers, such as a fluorocopolymer and a functionalized anionic polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Cal-Tex Protective Coatings, Inc.
    Inventors: Rande Hawkinson, Thomas Engelken, John E. Blount, Darin Klaehn
  • Patent number: 9751129
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a process and an apparatus for producing powder particles by atomization of a feed material in the form of an elongated member such as a wire, a rod or a filled tube. The feed material is introduced in a plasma torch. A forward portion of the feed material is moved from the plasma torch into an atomization nozzle of the plasma torch. A forward end of the feed material is surface melted by exposure to one or more plasma jets formed in the atomization nozzle. The one or more plasma jets being includes an annular plasma jet, a plurality of converging plasma jets, or a combination of an annular plasma jet with a plurality of converging plasma jets. Powder particles obtained using the process and apparatus are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: TEKNA PLASMA SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Maher I. Boulos, Alexandre Auger, Jerzy W. Jurewicz
  • Patent number: 9751192
    Abstract: This invention relates to composite backing materials (e.g., polymer impregnated nonwoven fabrics) and coated abrasive articles that include such composite backing materials. This invention also relates to methods of making and using said composite backing materials and coated abrasive articles. The claimed processes and systems related to the use and manufacturing of coated abrasive articles are improved and cost effective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignees: SAINT-GOBAIN ABRASIVES, INC., SAINT-GOBAIN ABRASIFS
    Inventors: Muthukrishnan Sharmila, Adiseshaiah K. Sathyanarayanaiah, Frank J. Csillag, Srikant Gollapudi, Gururajan Balasubramaniam, Dibbur Narasimha Murthy Rao Manjunatha, Akhilesan Sasidharan, Akshay Ramesh, Shyam Prasad Komath, VelliamKattupudur Samiappan Naveen
  • Patent number: 9732463
    Abstract: A method and product for creating a customizable fabric for specific end-use composites is provided. This method includes creating a three-dimensional matrix on woven fabrics, such as glass or carbon fiber fabrics via the addition of nanoparticles and a coupling agent; and, attaching a functional group compatible to specific resins dependent upon end use. The resulting product is a resin-free fabric with specific functional groups attached, ready to receive a particular polymer resin. Alternatively, the process may continue through to the addition of a polymer resin, resulting in a completed composite product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Inventors: H Landis Carter, Shobha Murari
  • Patent number: 9718965
    Abstract: The present invention relates to platelet-shaped zinc-magnesium pigments, wherein the platelet-shaped zinc-magnesium pigments comprise the 40.8 to 67.8 mol % of zinc, 32.2 to 59.2 mol % of magnesium and 0 to 7 mol % of Mn, Li, Be, Y, Sn, Al, Ti, Fe, Cu and mixtures thereof, based in each case on the total molar amount of the elements Zn, Mg, Mn, Be, Y, Li, Sn, Al, Ti, Fe and Cu, where the molar percentages add up to 100 mol %, and the median thickness h50 of the pigments is less than 1 ?m. The invention further relates to the use and production of these pigments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: ECKART GMBH
    Inventors: Markus Rupprecht, Christian Wolfrum, Dominik Pfammatter, Sandra Hubner, Laurent Constantin, Guy Decelles, Thomas Voit, Horst Hafner
  • Patent number: 9604401
    Abstract: A tool for producing a layer with a micro structured outer surface on a substrate surface is provided. The tool includes an elastic matrix web with a negative of the micro structure to be produced, an elastic pressure roller that is movable over a surface, and at least one guiding element for guiding the elastic matrix web relative to the pressure roller. The pressure roller and the matrix web are arranged in such a manner that when the pressure roller is moved over the substrate surface, the negative on the matrix web faces the substrate surface. In this manner particularly good directional stability and guiding precision of the matrix web can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventor: Isabell Gradert
  • Patent number: 9586369
    Abstract: A method for coating the surfaces of three-dimensional objects with a coating agent is provided, which method is characterized by a blasting of the three-dimensional object, wherein a grainy blasting material that has been mixed with the coating agent is used as blasting medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: EOS GMBH ELECTRO OPTICAL SYSTEMS
    Inventors: Mandy Gersch, Ilhan Tuncer, Andreas Hotter, Florian Pfefferkorn
  • Patent number: 9536513
    Abstract: A description is given of an aqueous polymer dispersion comprising a polymer which is obtainable by emulsion polymerization from a monomer mixture comprising as hydrophilic monomers ethoxylated (meth)acrylate monomer, acid monomer, and C1 to C20 hydroxyalkyl(meth)acrylate; and also at least one hydrophobic principal monomer, selected from C1 to C20 alkyl(meth)acrylates and vinylaromatics; and also, optionally, further monomers. This polymer is preparable by at least two-stage emulsion polymerization, where in a first polymerization stage the predominant fraction or the entire amount of the hydrophilic monomers is used, and in a later polymerization stage the predominant fraction or the entire amount of the hydrophobic monomers is used. The polymer dispersion is a suitable binder for aqueous particle dispersions, more particularly of sound deadener compositions, which comprise inorganic and optionally also organic particulate solids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Dirk Wulff, Joerg-Alexander Dimmer, Peter Preishuber-Pfluegl
  • Patent number: 9518178
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a process for cryogenic milling mixtures of (per)fluoroelastomers and semicrystalline thermoplastic VDF polymers, and to free-flowing micronized pellets obtainable therefrom, said micronized pellets advantageously yielding, after extrusion and compounding, excellent mechanical properties, even improved over those of base fluoroelastomer matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS ITALY S.P.A.
    Inventors: Liubov Chernysheva, Giovanni Comino, Giulio Brinati
  • Patent number: 9512531
    Abstract: A method of stripping, prepping and coating a surface includes first stripping the exiting coating from a surface, using continuous or pulsed fluid jet, followed by prepping the surface by the same fluid jet. The method also provides entraining particles into a fluid stream, if desired to generate a particle-entrained fluid stream that is directed at the surface to be stripped and prepped. The particles act as abrasive particles for prepping the surface to a prescribed surface roughness required for subsequent application of a coating to the surface. The method then entails coating the surface by electrically charging particles having the same chemical composition as the particles used to prep the surface. Finally, a charged-particle-entrained fluid stream is directed at high speed at the charged surface to coat the surface. The particles form both mechanical and electronic bonds with the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: VLN Advanced Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Mohan M. Vijay, Meisheng M. Xu, Emilio Panarella, Wenzhuo Yan, Andrew Hung Tieu, Bruce R. Daniels
  • Patent number: 9505021
    Abstract: A facility for depositing a film of ordered particles onto a moving substrate, the facility including: a transfer area including an entry of particles and an exit of particles spaced apart from each other by two side edges facing each other, retaining a carrier liquid on which the particles float, a capillary bridge ensuring connection between the carrier liquid contained in the transfer area and the substrate, and a plurality of suction nozzles capable of attracting the particles towards its two side edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Commissariat a l'energie atomique et aux energies alternatives
    Inventors: Olivier Dellea, Pascal Fugier, Philippe Coronel
  • Patent number: 9480628
    Abstract: A web material containing one or more active agents and methods for making same are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: The Procer & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mark Robert Sivik, Gregory Charles Gordon, Frank William Denome, Alyssandrea Hope Hamad-Ebrahimpour, Stephen Joseph Hodson, Brian Patrick Croll, John Gerhard Michael, Andreas Josef Dreher, Paul Dennis Trokhan