Fluidized Bed Utilized Patents (Class 427/185)
  • Patent number: 10722091
    Abstract: A cleaning article for cleaning a target surface. The cleaning article has tow fibers attached to a carrier sheet. The tow fibers are advantageously provided with an exterior coating. The coating is applied in an amount sufficient to be efficacious, but not wasteful or which leaves residue. The amount of coating is correlated with the amount of moisture in the tow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Nicola John Policicchio
  • Patent number: 10723686
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a powder of high-purity 1,4-cyclohexanedicarboxylic acid with excellent powder flowability. The invention provides a powder of high-purity 1,4-cyclohexanedicarboxylic acid having particle size distributions (volume basis) such that D10 is within a range of 5 to 55 ?m, D50 is within a range of 40 to 200 ?m, and D90 is within a range of 170 to 800 ?m; and having an aerated bulk density of 0.4 to 0.8 g/cm3, a packed bulk density of 0.5 to 1.0 g/cm3, and a compressibility of 10 to 23%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventors: Shinya Inoue, Yoshihiro Ishibashi, Kango Fujitani
  • Patent number: 10576663
    Abstract: Very good impregnation quality is achieved by a process for production of a fiber-composite material, with introducing a fiber layer by a spreader device and thus spreading to a width greater than that of the final product, at least by a factor of 1.2, where the extent of spreading of the fiber layer is such that its average thickness is 1 to 50 times the filament diameter; applying a melt by at least one applicator nozzle to the spread material; by virtue of cross-section-narrowing, the mould brings the width of the wetted fiber layer at least to the cross section with which the product leaves the take-off die; a radius then deflects the wetted fibers by an angle of 5 to 60°; a relaxation zone renders the fiber distribution more uniform to give a uniform height; achieving the first shaping by a take-off die at the end of the mould.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Mark Reinhard Berlin, Udo Sondermann
  • Patent number: 10160892
    Abstract: Solid compositions made from or coated with a non-melting organic polymer having a main glass transition temperature of at least 65° C., few if any isocyanate groups and a wet aged glass transition temperature of up to 60° C. are self-bonding materials that are useful in a variety of adhesive and molding operations. Under conditions of heat and moisture, these compositions will self-bond. The compositions can be used as adhesive coatings, which are solid and non-tacky and thus can be transported and stored easily under ambient conditions. These compositions are especially useful in applications in which, due to the location and/or orientation of the substrates, liquid or melting materials cannot be applied easily or will run off the substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Kaoru Aou, Dwight D. Latham, Ragat Duggal
  • Patent number: 9926983
    Abstract: In a sliding shaft, an outer circumferential surface of a male shaft is coated with a resin coating layer formed by a fluidized bed powder coating method using a powder coating material containing a base resin and at least either a carbon black or a metal oxide as an antistatic agent. A steering device includes this sliding shaft as an intermediate shaft transmitting steering force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventor: Kazunori Miyake
  • Patent number: 9822277
    Abstract: An adhesion improver for amine curing epoxy resin paint which, when added in a small amount to amine curing epoxy resin paint, is capable of preventing the inhibition of adhesion caused by amine blushing and of giving good interlayer adhesion is provided. This adhesion improver is a composition which contains a polymer obtained by the polymerization of (A) acrylic acid ester and/or methacrylic acid ester which has a formula as follows: wherein R1 denotes a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, and R2 denotes a branched alkyl group having 3 to 18 carbon atoms, and (B) acrylic acid ester other than (A) above and/or methacrylic acid ester other than (A) above and/or vinyl ether.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Inventors: Tomoko Ooya, Junpei Suetou
  • Patent number: 9707727
    Abstract: The manufacturing of articles relies on the bonding of two or more components to form some forms of the articles, such as a shoe sole bonded with a shoe upper. The bonding may be achieved with an adhesive particulate that is applied to a surface of a substrate. The adhesive particulate is selectively fused to the substrate with a controlled energy source having multiple energy emitters individually controllable, such as a laser array. The selective application of laser energy allows for specific geometric structures of adhesive particulate to be formed on the substrate. The substrate having the fused adhesive particulate is mated with another component allowing the fused adhesive particulate to bond the first substrate and the second component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffery E. Darland
  • Patent number: 9061347
    Abstract: A method of selectively sealing at least one cooling hole provided on an aerofoil component (10). The method comprises applying a thermoplastic material to one or more selected cooling holes (12, 14) in a molten phase, and cooling the thermoplastic material to set the thermoplastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: Simon John Crowther, Michiel Kopmels
  • Publication number: 20150098979
    Abstract: A method of imparting enduring beneficial features to a hard flocked surface of an article is provided. The method includes encapsulating a desired beneficial agent as a core material in a polymeric microcapsule, and transferring polymeric microcapsule to the surface by a dipping, spraying, or padding application. The beneficial agent, after getting transferred to the surface of a hard flocked article, imparts long lasting performance, provides fragrance and may protect an article from odor, insect, pest, fungi, bacteria, viruses, and the like. The polymeric microcapsules deliver long lasting benefits to surfaces with flocking, such as clothes hangers. Also described is a process for manufacture of flocked items with benefit delivering polymer microcapsules, without the need for binders or adhesives. Benefit agents are released with shear force on the flocked surface, so they are released when used and provide long-lasting performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Robert R. Diakon, Raymond E. Guerry
  • Patent number: 8993041
    Abstract: A taste masked particulate pharmaceutical formulation include a core that comprises an active pharmaceutical ingredient; at least a partial nanoparticle material layer on the core that comprises a nanoparticle material with a median particle size not greater than 100 nm; a first polymer layer that is at least partially water soluble and a second polymer layer that is water insoluble. The active pharmaceutical ingredient is completely released in 30 minutes in the USP Dissolution Test. A process of making the particulate pharmaceutical formulation using sequential fluidized bed coating steps under controlled conditions is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: New Jersey Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Daniel To, Rajesh N. Dave
  • Patent number: 8980387
    Abstract: A method of coating a surface, preparing a doped metal-ion precursor solution for coating, and an article including a component coated by the described method are disclosed. The method of coating includes applying a fluoro-silane doped metal-ion precursor solution on the surface to form a coated surface. The metal-ion precursor solution includes greater than about 0.6 molar percent concentration of a metal-ion precursor in a solvent comprising an alcohol. The method of preparing the doped metal-ion precursor solution includes dissolving a metal-ion precursor in a solvent comprising an alcohol at a temperature greater than about 100° C. and refluxing at a temperature greater than about 150° C. such that the concentration of metal-ion precursor in the solution is greater than 0.6 molar percent of the solution, and adding a fluoro-silane to the metal-ion precursor solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kevin Paul McEvoy, Ambarish Jayant Kulkarni, James Anthony Ruud
  • Patent number: 8973523
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for creating and conveying a gas-powder mixture having a powder receiving space (3) that is connected to a vacuum creation device via a vacuum line (19) that discharges to the upper region of said powder receiving space. A reduced pressure in comparison to a mixing chamber (7) can be created within the powder receiving space (3), and thus a gas flow directed against the powder flow direction within a powder supply channel (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Oerlikon Metco AG
    Inventors: Walter Kokott, Helmut Paul Höll, Peter Richter, Jr., Peter Richter, Sr.
  • Publication number: 20150024144
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for producing a rolling bearing cage, in particular for large rolling bearings, wherein a steel strip with openings for in each case one rolling body is provided and bent to form a ring, wherein, for thermal coating with a thermoplastic powder, the ring is then heated to a temperature above a minimum coating temperature, wherein the ring is then dipped into a fluidized bed comprising the thermoplastic powder, wherein, during the residence time of the ring in the fluidized bed, plastic powder adheres to the ring, melts and forms a continuous coating, and wherein the ring is removed from the fluidized bed after the coating. The invention also relates to an apparatus for carrying out the process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Joerg Rollmann, Stefan Schnieder, Markus Leonhard, Reinhard Juergens
  • Patent number: 8936831
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for dispersing particles within a reaction field, the method comprising confining the particles to the reaction field using a standing wave. The invention also provides a system for coating particles, the system comprising a reaction zone; a means for producing fluidized particles within the reaction zone; a fluid to produce a standing wave within the reaction zone; and a means for introducing coating moieties to the reaction zone. The invention also provides a method for coating particles, the method comprising fluidizing the particles, subjecting the particles to a standing wave; and contacting the subjected particles with a coating moiety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: UChicago Argonne, LLC
    Inventors: Jie Li, Yung Y. Liu
  • Patent number: 8889213
    Abstract: Processes for coating a carrier with microparticles of a drug are described. For example, a coated carrier can be obtained in a one-stage process that entails evaporating a solvent from microdroplets of a solution containing an API to obtain dry microparticles, which are then coated on the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
    Inventors: Guy Samburski, Ziv Kurgan, Abed Masarwa, Akper Sadykhov
  • Publication number: 20140316063
    Abstract: A method for producing a composite material, including an assembly of one or a plurality of synthetic reinforcement fibres, impregnated with at least one thermoplastic polymer having a vitreous transition temperature Tg greater than or equal to 80° C. including: i) a step of impregnating said assembly with a precursor composition in the molten state and including: a) at least one prepolymer P(X)n of said thermoplastic polymer, including a molecular chain P having, at the ends n thereof, identical reactive functions X, said prepolymer having a semi-aromatic and/or semi-cycloaliphatic structure, b) at least one chain extender including two identical functions Y, which are reactive with at least one of said functions X; ii) a step of polymerisation by mass (poly)addition, in the molten state, of said prepolymer with said chain extender, with said thermoplastic polymer of the thermoplastic matrix being the result of said polymerisation by mass polyaddition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: ARKEMA FRANCE
    Inventors: Gilles Hochstetter, Thierry Briffaud, Michel Glotin, Pierre Nogues, Maliha Khusrawy
  • Publication number: 20140295095
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for the continuous powder coating of a non-conductive profile produced in a continuous forming process, such as pultrusion or extrusion, such that the profile is powder coated while on the profile forming machine and before the subject segment of the continuous profile is severed from the continuous profile on the forming machine (i.e. in-line).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Robert Langlois, Jeffrey Sugar, Gary Sugar
  • Patent number: 8715724
    Abstract: A process for producing a compressed solid dosage form containing an active ingredient. The process includes a step of preparing core elements containing the active ingredient. Optionally the core elements are coated with a pharmaceutically acceptable coating layer to form coated pellets. The core elements or pellets are treated with an anti-static agent and compressed with suitable excipients to form the compressed solid dosage form. Preferred anti static agents are starch, microcrystalline cellulose, kaolin, bentonite, silicates, silicon dioxide, cellulose, stearic acid, sodium stearyl fumarate and glyceryl behenate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Mayne Pharma International Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Stefan Lukas
  • Publication number: 20140030508
    Abstract: A powder containing a polyoxymethylene polymer for coating metallic substrates is described. The polymeric particles are made from a polymeric composition containing a polyoxymethylene polymer having functional terminal groups. The polyoxymethylene polymer is blended with at least one functional additive. The functional additive can decrease the stiffness of the polyoxymethylene polymer, can decrease the shrinkage properties of the polyoxymethylene polymer and/or increase adhesion of the polymer to metal surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: Ticona LLC
    Inventors: Robert M. Gronner, Thomas Heyer, Hanno Hueckstaedt, Meyer Rosen
  • Publication number: 20140008018
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of polyamide of high melt flow in the form of particles having a specific median diameter D50 in the manufacture of impregnated cloths used in the manufacture of composite materials. The field of the invention is that of composite materials and their processes of manufacture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventor: Audrey Di Martino
  • Publication number: 20130183441
    Abstract: A component such as a door is coated by immersion in a fluidized bed. The component is supported by a hook assembly that moves the component within the fluidized bed during coating. The movement is cyclical and inhibits bridging of the coating material when applied to intricate articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: Automatic Coating Limited
    Inventor: Automatic Coating Limited
  • Publication number: 20130171390
    Abstract: Disclosed is a composition comprising polyamide and ionomer useful for powder coating applications and a method for transforming the composition into particulate or powder form for application to metal objects. The invention also relates to coated metal objects comprising the composition as a coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventors: Richard T. Chou, Mark B. Kelly, Olivier Magnin
  • Patent number: 8449708
    Abstract: A device for the thermal bonding of a flexible covering (13) to a support (12), using a fluidized bed of particles (4), includes an internal zone, called a heating box (10) smaller in size than that of the enclosure (2), which is placed approximately at the center of the latter, the heating box having a gas distributor (6b), a diffusion mesh (7b) and a gas feed system (5b, 9) that are separate and isolated from those of the enclosure, and heating elements (11) designed to be placed in the particle bed. A thermal bonding method suitable for being implemented by this device is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: C-Gex System's
    Inventors: Christian Guilhem, Jacques Guilhem
  • Patent number: 8420180
    Abstract: Electrostatic deposition of high performance powdered materials onto gas turbine surfaces. The process also includes post-deposition thermal staging of the deposited powder to provide a durable coating that will satisfy the demands of turbine engine operation. The process envisions application of organic-based powdered materials, glass/ceramic powdered materials and metal-based powdered materials and combinations thereof using electrostatic techniques to components exposed to low temperature operations, such as may be found in the front section of a gas turbine engine or to the exterior portions of an aircraft engine, and metal-containing glass ceramics, glass-ceramic materials, or materials that can be transformed into glass ceramic materials, when applied to components exposed to high temperature operations, such as may be found in the turbine and exhaust sections of a gas turbine engine or the flaps of an aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Matthew B. Buczek, Andrew J. Skoog, Mark Rechtsteiner, Jane Ann Murphy
  • Patent number: 8377208
    Abstract: A polycrystal silicon manufacturing apparatus and a method of manufacturing polycrystal silicon using the same are disclosed. The polycrystal silicon manufacturing apparatus includes a reaction pipe comprising silicon particles provided therein; a flowing-gas supply unit configured to supply flowing gas to the silicon particles provided in the reaction pipe; and a first pressure sensor configured to measure a pressure of a first area in the reaction pipe; a second pressure sensor configured to measure a pressure of a second area in the reaction pipe; and a particle outlet configured to exhaust polycrystal silicon formed in the reaction pipe outside, when a difference between a first pressure measured by the first pressure sensor and a second pressure measured by the second pressure sensor is a reference pressure value or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Siliconvalue LLC.
    Inventors: Yunsub Jung, Keunho Kim, Yeokyun Yoon, Ted Kim
  • Patent number: 8349398
    Abstract: An aerosol spray apparatus and a method of forming a film using the aerosol spray apparatus are disclosed. The aerosol spray apparatus in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention includes: a carrier gas injection unit, which forms carrier gas by vaporizing liquefied gas and increases the pressure of the carrier gas; an aerosol forming unit, which forms an aerosol by mixing the carrier gas with powder; and a film forming unit, which sprays the aerosol in a normal pressure environment such that the film is formed on the surface of the board. The apparatus can perform a coating process with no restriction of the type and size of powder, simplify the process because the film can be formed in a normal temperature and pressure environment, and control a wide range of film thickness in a short time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hee-Sung Choi, Kwang-Su Kim, Hoo-Mi Choi, Tae-Sung Kim, Mi-Yang Kim, Hyun-Ho Shin
  • Patent number: 8343570
    Abstract: The present invention relates to thermosetting powder coating compositions comprising of at least one bismuth-containing inorganic pigment, at least one organic phosphorous stabilizer, at least one thermally polymerizable thermosetting powder coating resin and at least one crosslinker. The inventive thermosetting powder coating compositions are advantageously used where there is a need for heat resistant coatings and where only minor surface modifications during over bake conditions are acceptable. The invention also relates to the use of the inventive thermosetting powder coating compositions for the preparation of powdered paints and varnishes for the making of coatings and to coatings obtained therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: DCC IP
    Inventors: Thomas Gross, Conny Te Walvaart, Hub Bernsen, Jules Lahaye
  • Publication number: 20120309868
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for producing a water-absorbing material by coating water-absorbing polymer particles with a film-forming polyurethane and silica, heat treating the coated particles and coating the heat-treated particles with pyrogenic hydrophilic silica. The invention further relates to the water-absorbing material obtainable according to the process of the invention. The water-absorbing material has improved wicking ability (FHA) and core shell saline flow conductivity (CS-SFC).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Yvonne Hagen, Klaus Dieter Hörner, Axel Meyer, Robin McKiernan, Carolyn A. Spitzmueller
  • Publication number: 20120301736
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a coating composition in the form of a loose powder including the following by weight: 50% to 99.99% of polyamide powder, and 0.01% to 0.5% of polypropylene glycol, out of the total weight of the composition. The present invention relates in particular to a coating composition in the form of a powder including the following by weight: 50% to 99.9% of polyamide powder, 0.01% to 10% of at least one pigment and 0.01% to 0.5% of polypropylene glycol, out of the total weight of the composition. The present invention relates in particular to the use of said composition in methods for coating objects, in particular metal, by means of stuccoing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: Arkema France
    Inventors: Karine Huraux, Jean-Charles Durand
  • Patent number: 8241703
    Abstract: A composite structure formation method based on an aerosol deposition method by which an aerosol with brittle material fine particles dispersed in a gas is sprayed toward a substrate to form a structure made of the brittle material fine particles, the composite structure formation method includes: storing a plurality of controlled particles in a storage mechanism, the controlled particle being an assembly packed with a plurality of particles including the brittle material fine particles; supplying the controlled particles from the storage mechanism to an aerosolation mechanism; disaggregating the supplied controlled particles in the aerosolation mechanism to form an aerosol; and spraying the aerosol toward the substrate to form a composite structure having the structure and the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Toto Ltd.
    Inventors: Hironori Hatono, Masahiro Mizukane, Osamu Okamoto
  • Patent number: 8201611
    Abstract: A method for centrifugal casting using a sand core having a refractory coating applied in a dry state, without the use of a liquid carrier, said coating sufficient to withstand the adverse forces of the centrifugal casting environment and yield a finished cast surface with a consistent, smooth surface. The coating may be applied by pressing the coating into a mixture of refractory material and impacting media fluidized in a vibratory bed such that the core floats in the mixture, and then rotating the core to coat the surfaces that will be in contact with the molten metal in the casting process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: LaempeReich Corporation
    Inventors: David Reich, Harry Reich
  • Patent number: 8187663
    Abstract: A process for measuring, monitoring and/or controlling directed product movements of fluidized products in process systems (1) selected from fluidized bed and spouted bed systems during a spraying process for coating and/or granulation, which includes, with the aid of one or more microwave sensor devices (8), injecting microwave radiation without contact into one or more product streams, receiving the microwave radiation reflected by the particles of the particular product stream and, on the basis of the microwave radiation received, forming and transmitting a measurement signal for the characterization of the product stream, the corresponding use of microwave sensor devices (8) and correspondingly equipped apparatus (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Glatt GmbH
    Inventors: Jochen A. Dressler, Manfred Struschka, Bernhard Luy
  • Patent number: 8101233
    Abstract: A powder supply system for a powder-coating installation, especially a parts painting installation using electrostatic powder, according to the invention, comprises a tank designed to contain the powder, means for feeding powder into the tank, means for injecting compressed air into the bottom of the tank in order to fluidize the powder, and an exit pipe in which the powder is entrained by the air from the tank, this pipe being connected to at least one powder using device situated at a distance, in particular a spray gun. The system also includes means for reducing the pressure in the tank below that of the feed means in order to fill the tank with powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Eisenmann AG
    Inventors: Jose Rodrigues, Cedric Foulet
  • Publication number: 20110311714
    Abstract: Arrangements are provided for assembling multiple substrates for coating within a fluidized bed coater so as to deposit a coating of uniform thickness across the entire exterior surface thereof. One embodiment includes a method for coating orthopedic implants having convex and concave surfaces with pyrocarbon by pyrolytic decomposition of a hydrocarbon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Inventors: Mark E. Seeley, Fletcher Derek Southard, Mike James Mewhort, Joseph Earl Robinson, Roger William Leikam, Jeff Wayne Stark, Brett A. Bickerton, Jonathan C. Stupka, David Wilde, Cephas M. Wozencraft
  • Publication number: 20110305828
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a method for forming a zirconia film, which is capable of obtaining favorable film quality by an aerosol gas deposition method. [Solving Means] The method for forming a zirconia film by an aerosol gas deposition method, the method including: placing zirconia fine particles P having a mean particle diameter of 0.7 ?m or more and 11 ?m or less and a specific surface area of 1 m2/g or more and 7 m2/g or less in a closed container 2; generating aerosol A of the zirconia fine particles P by introduction of a gas into the closed container 2; conveying the aerosol A through a transfer pipe 6 connected to the closed container 2 into a deposition chamber 3 kept at a pressure lower than that of the closed container 2; and depositing the zirconia fine particles P on a substrate S placed in the deposition chamber 3. It is possible to form a zirconia thin film that is dense and highly adhesive to the substrate by zirconia fine particles satisfying the above-mentioned conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventor: Eiji Fuchita
  • Publication number: 20110256313
    Abstract: Delivery devices for delivering solid precursor compounds in the vapor phase to reactors are provided. Such devices include a precursor composition of a solid precursor compound with a layer of packing material disposed thereon. Also provided are methods for transporting a carrier gas saturated with the precursor compound for delivery into such CVD reactors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: Rohm and Haas Electric Materials LLC
    Inventor: Deodatta Vinayak SHENAI-KHATKHATE
  • Patent number: 8020508
    Abstract: The present invention is a process for uniformly depositing nanomaterials having particles smaller than 1 ?m (i.e., nanoparticles) onto a surface of a base material (substrate or surface). The process is used to deposit any solid (nanoparticle) of any shape such as nanofibers, nanotubes, nanoclays (e.g., platelet shaped), nano-spheres, or irregularly shaped granules. The base material upon which the nano-particles are deposited can be made of any material. The method substantially prevents the deposition on the base material of larger particles (contaminants or clusters of the nanoparticles) which are often mixed with the nanomaterials. The amount of deposition and the range of particle sizes to be deposited can also be controlled by this method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: The Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma
    Inventors: M. Cengiz Altan, Levent Aktas
  • Publication number: 20110203715
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming a batt of particulate material which may be used in an absorbent article. The apparatus may include a vacuum zone, an air impermeable fence zone adjacent to the vacuum zone, and an air permeable fence zone adjacent to the vacuum zone. The air permeable fence zone may comprise an ambient air entry conduit in communication with an ambient air exit port. The method may include providing a laydown drum and a first web of material, positioning the first web of material substantially adjacent to the laydown drum, generating a vacuum through the laydown drum, depositing particulate matter onto the first web of material, and rotating the laydown drum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventors: Darrell Ian Brown, Bradley Edward Walsh, Joseph Allen Eckstein, Horst Blessing, Volker Maier, Siegfried Link
  • Publication number: 20110190926
    Abstract: A device for the thermal bonding of a flexible covering (13) to a support (12), using a fluidized bed of particles (4), includes an internal zone, called a heating box (10) smaller in size than that of the enclosure (2), which is placed approximately at the center of the latter, the heating box having a gas distributor (6b), a diffusion mesh (7b) and a gas feed system (5b, 9) that are separate and isolated from those of the enclosure, and heating elements (11) designed to be placed in the particle bed. A thermal bonding method suitable for being implemented by this device is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2009
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicant: C GEX SYSTEM'S
    Inventors: Christian Guilhem, Jacques Guilhem
  • Publication number: 20110143094
    Abstract: The process of the present invention significantly increases the durability of superhydrophobic surfaces, while retaining similar optical properties to those of the original surface. The process uses velocity and heat to take freshly formed nano- and ultrafine particles and can partially embed and chemically bond them to the substrate, creating a strongly bonded nano-to-submicron textured surface. This nanotextured surface can then be modified to have desirable surface properties; for example, it can be hydrophobic, oliophobic, or hydrophilic. The high points of the coating made with this process protect the remainder of the surface from abrasion, thus greatly increasing product life in many uses. In preferred embodiments, the process is used to coat transportation vehicle windshields.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Applicants: NGIMAT CO., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayoshi Kitada, Todd Fitz, Andrew Tye Hunt, Yongdong Jiang, Jeanne Yadlyne Smalley, Marvis White
  • Publication number: 20110126602
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polymer emulsion coating agent, a coating controlled-release fertilizer containing said coating agent, and the method for producing the same. The polymer emulsion coating agent of present invention contains alkyd resin prepolymer with neutralization. The present invention also relates to a coating controlled-release fertilizer, which comprises a fertilizer core and a coating applied thereon, wherein said coating comprises the polymer film containing the polymer emulsion coating agent and optionally the inorganic layer containing inorganic powder outside of the polymer film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Inventors: Lianbu Wan, Lingchao Fan, Qingling Zhang, Deqing Chen, Yiwu Gao, Hongkun Chen
  • Publication number: 20110129351
    Abstract: Composite airfoil having a leading edge protective strip made by the method of utilizing a cold spray deposition system to deposit the protective strip onto a leading edge of the composite airfoil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Inventors: NRIPENDRA NATH DAS, Michael Rucker, Brian Pilsner, Anthony Reynolds
  • Patent number: 7951416
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a polyamide powder, which includes polyamide particles having a median grain size d 50 of from 20 to 90 ?m, a content of fines <5 ?m of below 1% by weight, and at least 75% by weight of spherical particles in which all three spatial axes x, y and z of the individual particles have the same dimensions to within ±10%. Other embodiments of the invention provide a process for making and using the powder, and articles coated articles obtained thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Dirk Heinrich, Heinz Scholten
  • Patent number: 7951427
    Abstract: The invention relates to thermosetting powder compositions which give coatings proving remarkable weatherability, excellent mechanical properties and an outstanding flow containing a binder which comprises a mixture of amorphous polyesters (A) containing from 50 to 100 mol % of isophthalic acid and from 70 to 100 mol % of neopentyl glycol, and (B) which comprises from 75 to 100 mol % of at least one straight-chain saturated di-carboxylic aliphatic acid having from 4 to 14 carbon atoms and from 75 to 100 mol % of at least one branched chain aliphatic diol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Cytec Surface Specialties, S.A.
    Inventors: Luc Moens, Nele Knoops, Daniel Maetens
  • Publication number: 20110123713
    Abstract: A filter support casing and filter provides powder into a Bernoulli flow system. The system has an upper end and a lower end, the upper end having an opening therein. The filter support casing extends downward from the upper end. There is a filter supported within the casing. The filter support casing and the filter define an internal volume within both the filter support casing and the filter. The volume is exposed to the opening in the upper end and as later explained is flow connected into a gas stream that will carry particles and spray particles. The casing has at least two concentric elements, a first inner elements and a second outer element, that rotate with respect to each other and which slide with respect to each other. The two elements rotate about their concentric positions and slide along their lengths. The first inner element is contiguous (adjacent and/or touch and adjacent) with the filter. The first inner element encloses the filter with arms (fingers, extensions, posts, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Inventor: Scott Landgraf
  • Publication number: 20110097507
    Abstract: A method for establishing a calibrating standard for wafer inspection includes depositing solid ionized particles of a known size range with an aerosol onto a wafer. The method also includes depositing particles onto a wafer in a deposition chamber by using an aerosol stream and the solid particles suspended in a gas; ionizing the aerosol stream with a negative or positive charge polarity or both by passing the aerosol stream through a non-radioactive ionizer to produce charged particles and supplying such aerosol stream to the deposition chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Applicant: MSP Corporation
    Inventors: William Dick, Benjamin Y.H. Liu
  • Publication number: 20110068291
    Abstract: A novel method to develop highly conductive functional materials which can effectively shield various electromagnetic effects (EMEs) and harmful radiations. Metallized nanotube polymer composites (MNPC) are composed of a lightweight polymer matrix, superstrong nanotubes (NT), and functional nanoparticle inclusions. MNPC is prepared by supercritical fluid infusion of various metal precursors (Au, Pt, Fe, and Ni salts), incorporated simultaneously or sequentially, into a solid NT-polymer composite followed by thermal reduction. The infused metal precursor tends to diffuse toward the nanotube surface preferentially as well as the surfaces of the NT-polymer matrix, and is reduced to form nanometer-scale metal particles or metal coatings. The conductivity of the MNPC increases with the metallization, which provides better shielding capabilities against various EMEs and radiations by reflecting and absorbing EM waves more efficiently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Applicant: National Institute of Aerospace Associates
    Inventors: Cheol Park, Joycelyn S. Harrison, Negin Nazem, Larry T. Taylor, Jin Ho Kang, Jae-Woo Kim, Godfrey Sauti, Peter T. Lillehei, Sharon E. Lowther
  • Publication number: 20100303564
    Abstract: A method of creating adherent, fracture-toughened polycrystalline diamond coatings on carbide cutting tools or other workpiece substrates through the development of composite coatings comprising polycrystalline diamond and carbon nanotubes is described. The coating is deposited through a chemical vapor deposition process using a pre-determined hydrocarbon-hydrogen gas mixture suitable for nucleating diamond on the carbide particles and carbon nanotubes on the metallic binder. The deposited coating, which may be up to 30 micrometers in thickness, is typically characterized by a diamond or diamond-like carbon matrix in which carbon nanotubes are distributed as fiber-like filler materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventor: Xingcheng Xiao
  • Patent number: 7842340
    Abstract: A fiber unit coating apparatus includes a chamber into which an uncured resin coated fiber unit is passed. Microspheres mixed with air are fed into the chamber via ducts and apertures. As a result rapid and even application of the microspheres can be achieved, and the system allows controllable application of the microspheres by varying the rate of flow of the air/microsphere mixture. Positive pressure chambers are provided to prevent the microspheres from blocking the inlet and outlet points where the fiber unit enters and leaves the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: British Telecommunications plc
    Inventors: Philip A Barker, Christopher Fisk, Raymond P Smith
  • Publication number: 20100233332
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing a coated product comprising: (a) coating a substrate with a coating material to form a coated substrate; and (b) stabilizing the coated substrate to form the coated product; wherein the operating parameter of substrate-substrate contact and coated substrate-coated substrate contact differs between step a) and step b), such that in step b) the contact is minimized. An apparatus is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Applicant: Agrium Inc.
    Inventors: Baozhong Xing, J. David Eastham, Nick P. Wynnyk