Uniting Particles To Form Continuous Coating With Nondiscernible Particles Patents (Class 427/189)
  • Patent number: 10390479
    Abstract: A flow control insert for an agricultural metering system includes a head configured to couple the flow control insert to a housing of the agricultural metering system. The flow control insert also includes a tongue extending from the head. The tongue is configured to engage a channel in a meter roller of the agricultural metering system to substantially block flow of particulate material through the channel in a circumferential direction opposite a rotational direction of the meter roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: CNH Industrial Canada, Ltd.
    Inventor: Guillaume Cloutier Boily
  • Patent number: 10239346
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a floor board comprises the steps of supplying a panel, printing a curable substance or surface removing substance onto the panel in a predefined pattern for creating an elevation on the panel at the pattern or removing a portion of the surface of the panel at the pattern, respectively, and curing the curable substance or removing any re-action products of the surface removing substance and the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: UNILIN BVBA
    Inventor: Bruno Vermeulen
  • Patent number: 10243201
    Abstract: The present invention provides a positive electrode active material for a secondary battery, which includes a core, a shell disposed to surround the core, and a buffer layer which is disposed between the core and the shell and includes pores and a three-dimensional network structure connecting the core and the shell, wherein, the core, the shell, and the three-dimensional network structure of the buffer layer each independently include a lithium nickel manganese cobalt-based composite metal oxide and at least one metallic element of the nickel, the manganese, and the cobalt has a concentration gradient that gradually changes in any one region of the core, the shell, and the entire positive electrode active material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang Wook Lee, Wang Mo Jung, Seong Hoon Kang, Byung Chun Park, Ju Kyung Shin, Sang Min Park
  • Patent number: 10221702
    Abstract: A method of imparting wear-resistance to a contact face of a turbine blade Z-notch comprising applying a flexible cladding sheet comprising a Co-based cladding alloy and an organic binder to the contact face of the Z-notch, heating the turbine blade Z-notch with flexible cladding sheet thereon to volatilize the organic binder and remove it from the cladding sheet, and further heating the turbine blade Z-notch with flexible cladding sheet thereon to sinter the cladding sheet by liquid phase sintering, thereby cladding the cladding sheet to the contact face to produce a wear-resistant layer thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: KENNAMETAL INC.
    Inventors: Joel T. Dawson, Danie DeWet, Qingjun Zheng
  • Patent number: 10160162
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an induction sealing device for heat sealing packaging material for producing sealed packages of pourable food products. The present invention also relates to a method of manufacturing such an induction sealing device. The device comprises at least one inductor coil provided with at least one elongated sealing surface for cooperation with the packaging material during sealing. The sealing surface comprises a protruding ridge extending along a longitudinal extension of the sealing surface for cooperation with the packaging material and for increasing the sealing pressure on the packaging material during sealing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: TETRA LAVAL HOLDINGS & FINANCE S.A.
    Inventors: Par Bierlein, Karl Israelsson, Daniel Sandberg, Vincenzo De Salvo, Martin Alexandersson, Karl-Axel Johansson
  • Patent number: 10156490
    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: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Virendra Singh, Manuel P. Marya
  • Patent number: 10117815
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of a particle, wherein the particle comprises: (a) a core comprising a hydrophobic benefit agent; (b) an outer crosslinked shell, which comprises a crosslinked, hydrophobically modified polyvinyl alcohol, which comprises a crosslinking agent comprising a first dextran aldehyde having a molecular weight of from 2,000 to 2,000,000 Da; and (c) an inner polyamide shell, wherein the shell comprises a polyamide, and wherein the polyamide comprises an aromatic group; wherein the outer crosslinked shell is formed prior to the formation of the inner polyamide shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: CONOPCO, inc.
    Inventors: Craig Warren Jones, Changxi Li, Xiaoyun Pan
  • Patent number: 9944826
    Abstract: A polymer network for 3D printing has a first polymer and a second polymer. The first polymer and the second polymer are crosslinked by a photo-crosslink. The first polymer and the second polymer are independently selected from polylactic acid, poly(acrylonitrile butadiene styrene), polystyrene, nylon, high density polyethylene, polycarbonate, polyvinyl alcohol, polyethylene terephthalate, and thermoplastic polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sarah K. Czaplewski, Joseph Kuczynski, Jason T. Wertz, Jing Zhang
  • Patent number: 9862029
    Abstract: In one aspect, methods of making freestanding metal matrix composite articles and alloy articles are described. A method of making a freestanding composite article described herein comprises disposing over a surface of the temporary substrate a layered assembly comprising a layer of infiltration metal or alloy and a hard particle layer formed of a flexible sheet comprising organic binder and the hard particles. The layered assembly is heated to infiltrate the hard particle layer with metal or alloy providing a metal matrix composite, and the metal matrix composite is separated from the temporary substrate. Further, a method of making a freestanding alloy article described herein comprises disposing over the surface of a temporary substrate a flexible sheet comprising organic binder and powder alloy and heating the sheet to provide a sintered alloy article. The sintered alloy article is then separated from the temporary substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: KENNAMETAL INC
    Inventors: Qingjun Zheng, Yixiong Liu, James A Faust, Mark J Rowe, Danie J De Wet, Sudharsan Subbaiyan, Michael J Meyer
  • Patent number: 9797073
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for modifying the surface of a polyvinyl alcohol film or fabric by applying heat and pressure to the film or fabric to increase the moisture on the surface which is held by the fabric and to coalesce the surface fibers and reduce the porosity of the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Lakeland Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Novis Smith, Charles Roberson
  • Patent number: 9782862
    Abstract: A superalloy component such as a gas turbine engine blade (40) having a ceramic thermal barrier coating (41) is repaired using a textured repair foil (30). A degraded region of the thermal barrier coating is removed (14) and the underlying superalloy material surface is prepared (16) for re-coating. The repair foil is includes a layer of boron-free braze material (34) and a layer of superalloy material (32) having a textured surface (36). The foil is brazed (18) to the prepared surface during a solution heat treatment effective to homogenize the braze (20). A new area of thermal barrier coating (46) is applied over the foil with a bond that is enhanced by the texturing of the foil surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: SIEMENS ENERGY, INC.
    Inventors: Ahmed Kamel, Dhafer Jouini, Gary B. Merrill, Kazim Ozbaysal
  • Patent number: 9040116
    Abstract: A method for spraying a coating and a cold gas spray nozzle is disclosed. The method includes spraying a coating by the cold gas spray nozzle. A rinsing gas is fed to the cold gas spray nozzle during an interruption of the spraying or at an end of the spraying. Deposits in the cold gas spray nozzle are cooled and detached by the rinsing gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: MTU Aero Engines GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Jakimov, Stefan Schneiderbanger, Manuel Hertter
  • Patent number: 9023435
    Abstract: Methods for making an environmental barrier coating using a sintering aid involving: applying a bond coat layer to the ceramic component; combining at least water and a primary transition material selected from a rare earth disilicate or a doped rare earth disilicate to produce a transition layer slurry; applying the transition layer slurry to the bond coat layer; infiltrating a sol-gel solution comprising at least one sintering aid into the applied slurry; and sintering the component to produce the environmental barrier coating having at least the bond coat layer and a transition layer formed from the transition layer slurry during sintering. During sintering the sintering aid dopes the primary transition material with at least one doping composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Glen Harold Kirby, Brett Allen Boutwell, Jessica L. Subit
  • Patent number: 9005701
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an easy-to-apply, but versatile method for modifying the physical and chemical resistance properties of expanded polyester products, such as fire retardancy and hydrolysis resistance, by melt-modification of the surface layer(s) of said foams and sponges, the manufacturing of such products and the use of such products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Armacell Enterprise GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jürgen Weidinger, Mika Meller, Jie Li
  • Patent number: 9005716
    Abstract: Methods for making an environmental barrier coating using a sintering aid including combining at least an organic solvent and a primary transition material to produce a transition layer slurry; applying a bond coat layer and then the transition layer slurry to the component; drying the applied transition layer slurry; infiltrating into the dried transition layer slurry a sol-gel solution containing an aqueous or organic solvent solution of, respectively, a water-soluble or solvent-soluble salt sintering aid; and sintering the infiltrated transition layer slurry to produce the environmental barrier coating having at least the bond coat layer and a transition layer; wherein during sintering a reaction between the primary transition material and the sintering aid results in the transition layer having a porosity of from 0% to about 15% by volume of the transition layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Glen Harold Kirby, Brett Allen Boutwell
  • Patent number: 8986780
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for depositing an organic film layer on a substrate. In one implementation a method to deposit organic film by generating vaporized organic particles; streaming a carrier fluid proximal to a source to carry the vaporized organic particles and solid organic particles from the source towards the substrate; transporting the vaporized and solid organic particles through a discharge nozzle with a plurality of micro-pore openings, placed between the source and the substrate, that permits the passage of at least a portion of the vaporized or solid organic particles through the micro-pores; depositing the vaporized organic particles and the solid organic particles that are transported through the discharge nozzle onto the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Vladimir Bulovic, Marc A. Baldo, Martin A. Schmidt, Valerie Gassend, Jianglong Chen
  • Patent number: 8945670
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the production of a transparent support covered with a deposit of inorganic nanoparticles, said deposit having micro gaps, comprising the following steps: application of a solution of polyelectrolyte having ionized functional groups to a transparent support, followed by at least one washing and drying step to form a charged polyelectrolyte deposit on said support; application of a solution of polymer microparticles having ionized groups with charges opposed to those of the polyelectrolyte deposit to said polyelectrolyte deposit, followed by at least one washing step for the formation of a deposit of charged polymer microparticles on the polyelectrolyte deposit; covering the deposit of charged polymer microparticles with a solution of polyelectrolyte having ionized functional groups with charges opposed to those of the charged polymer microparticles of step (b), followed by at least one washing and drying step to form a charged polyelectrolyte deposit; application of a s
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: AGC Glass Europe
    Inventors: Benoit Domercq, Ingrid Marenne, Samuel Martinquet, Guillaume Lamblin, Christine Dupont
  • Patent number: 8941025
    Abstract: Plume shield shroud (10) for a plasma gun (30) includes a substantially tubular member (14) comprising an axial length, a plume entry end (11), and a plume exit end (13). The shroud (10) is adapted to be mounted to a plasma gun (30). A method of protecting, confining or shielding of a gas plume of a plasma gun (30) includes mounting (20) a gas plume shroud (10) on the plasma gun (30) such that the shroud (10) is sized and configured to substantially surround at least a portion of the gas plume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Oerlikon Metco (US) Inc.
    Inventors: Richard McCullough, Mark F. Spaulding, Robert F. Savill, Jr., Ronald J. Molz
  • Patent number: 8911814
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for making and using the same. An example medical device includes a slotted tubular member and a coating disposed over the tubular member. The coating may define one or more coating gaps therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventor: Hancun Chen
  • Patent number: 8906505
    Abstract: A composition for colloidal crystals including core-shell particles and a monomer having a particular structure. The core-shell particles constitute 25% to 65% by weight of the composition, and the monomer constitutes 35% to 75% by weight of the composition. The core has an average particle size from 50 to 900 nm. Each particle includes a core and a shell. The shell is formed of a linear polymer composed of at least one of styrene and a monomer having a particular structure. One end of the linear polymer is covalently bonded to the core. The refractive index of the core (n(core)) satisfies the following formulae: wherein R1 denotes a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, and y is 0 or 1, n(shell)?n(core)?0.07, n(shell) denoting the refractive index of the shell, and n(B)?n(core)?0.07, n(B) denoting the refractive index of the monomer (B1) after curing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: NOF Corporation
    Inventors: Masaki Hayashi, Masumi Takamura
  • Patent number: 8877283
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a preparation method for porous hydroxyapatite coatings. In particular, it is a method of using suspension plasma spraying to prepare porous hydroxyapatite coatings, which belongs to the technical field of biomedical material preparations. The present invention added a pore-forming agent into the hydroxyapatite suspension with a solid content of 16%-45%. After full stirring, the feedstock materials for plasma spraying were transferred into the injection system, and injected into the high temperature area of the central plasma flame. Then, the feedstock materials made the heat exchange with the high plasma flame of plasma spraying gun. Then the sprayed raw materials were subjected to breakup and refinement of the droplets, solvent evaporation, the decomposition and gasification of the pore-forming agent and melting of feedstock materials. Finally, the porous hydroxyapatite coatings are directly deposited onto the substrate surfaces of the biomedical materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Si Chuan University
    Inventors: Fang Wu, Yi Huang, Lei Song, Xiaoguang Liu, Yanfeng Xiao, Jiamin Feng, Jiyong Chen
  • Patent number: 8852667
    Abstract: The present invention belongs to the field of biomedical material, and is particularly related to a method of preparing bioactive glass coatings by liquid precursor thermal spray. The objective of the present invention is to overcome the shortcomings of the air plasma spraying where the powder feedstock preparation is complicated and time-consuming, and sol-gel or other wet chemistry method where the synthesized coating generally has thin coating thickness and with low production efficiency. Therefore, a new method is provided for preparation of bioactive glass coatings. In this method, organic and inorganic raw materials were first weighed in accordance with the chemical composition of bioactive glasses, and sol or suspension was prepared; then the sol or suspension was used as the feedstock for thermal spray, and was deposited on the biomedical materials substrate, at high temperature to form the bioactive glass coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Si Chuan University
    Inventors: Fang Wu, Yanfeng Xiao, Lei Song, Xiaoguang Liu, Yi Huang, Tao Huang, Jiamin Feng
  • Patent number: 8852681
    Abstract: A mask and method for kinetic cold gas compacting is disclosed. The mask includes a body for covering a not-to-be-coated region of a substrate to be coated having a work side exposed to a coating substance. The work side has a hardness such that the work side is not plastic deformable by a striking coating particle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: MTU Aero Engines GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Jakimov, Manuel Hertter, Stefan Schneiderbanger
  • Publication number: 20140290171
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a panel including a wear resistant layer comprises providing a substantially rigid substrate, providing wear-resistant particles, providing an ionomer, applying the wear-resistant particles and the ionomer onto the substrate, and pressing and/or melting the substrate, the wear-resistant particles and the ionomer together. A resulting panel is provided with locking elements configured to lock the panel to an adjacent panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Bruno Paul Louis Vermeulen
  • Patent number: 8846141
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for high-throughput printing of semiconductor precursor layer from microflake particles. In one embodiment, the method comprises of transforming non-planar or planar precursor materials in an appropriate vehicle under the appropriate conditions to create dispersions of planar particles with stoichiometric ratios of elements equal to that of the feedstock or precursor materials, even after settling. In particular, planar particles disperse more easily, form much denser coatings (or form coatings with more interparticle contact area), and anneal into fused, dense films at a lower temperature and/or time than their counterparts made from spherical nanoparticles. These planar particles may be microflakes that have a high aspect ratio. The resulting dense film formed from microflakes are particularly useful in forming photovoltaic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: aeris CAPITAL Sustainable IP Ltd.
    Inventors: Matthew R. Robinson, Jeroen K. J. Van Duren, Craig Leidholm, Brian M. Sager
  • Patent number: 8846142
    Abstract: There is disclosed a conductive particle used for an anisotropic conductive connection material for establishing conductive interconnection between e.g. a substrate and an electrical component. The conductive particle includes a base particle (2) exhibiting electrical conductivity at least on its surface and a continuous insulating resin film (3) formed by welding of fine particles (3a) of an insulating resin that composes the resin film. The surface of the base particle is coated with the continuous insulating resin film. There are formed voids at least between neighboring fine particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Dexerials Corporation
    Inventors: Yasushi Akutsu, Hidetsugu Namiki
  • Publication number: 20140272166
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine includes airfoils. At least a portion of the airfoils are coated with a coating that provides for erosion and corrosion protection for the portion of the airfoils.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Sungbo Shim, Raymond Sinatra, Michael Cybulsky
  • Patent number: 8828486
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing diamond or diamond-like carbon (DLC) by converting at least one other form of carbon such as graphite, amorphous carbon, fullerenes, glass carbon, graphene, carbon foam or a mixture of these forms. This method comprises an acceleration of particles and causing them to collide with a substrate. The particles and/or the substrate contain(s) or consist(s) of one other form of carbon. The conversion is induced by impact of the particles with the substrate, wherein cold gas spraying is used to advantage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Linde Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Hamid Assadi, Frank Gärtner, Thomas Klassen, Peter Heinrich, Heinrich Kreye, Werner Krömmer
  • Publication number: 20140234531
    Abstract: A powder mix layer for a building panel and a method for producing a building panel with a decorative surface produced from a powder mix layer with a controlled loss on cure. A method of producing a building panel including the steps of applying a powder mix layer on a substrate, and applying heat and pressure to the powder mix layer and curing the powder mix layer having a loss on cure in the range of about 2 to about 7 wt-%, and thereby obtaining a layer formed by the powder mix layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Valinge Innovation AB
    Inventors: Göran ZIEGLER, Hans PERSSON, Rickard RITTINGE
  • Patent number: 8802192
    Abstract: A coating method of the invention is characterized by using particles each being an aggregate comprising particles far smaller than that, and heating them at a temperature lower than the melting point and blowing and depositing the same to an object to be treated at a supersonic velocity. The warm spray of the invention is characterized in that standard particles and addition particles with a particle diameter larger than that are mixed so that the K-value determined by the following relation is 1 or more and 2 or less: K=A×(B/C)×D, A: mass % of the content of additive particles, B: center particle diameter of standard particle (?m), C: center particle diameter of additive particle (?m), D: (maximum particle diameter?minimum particle diameter) of additive particle/10 (?m). The invention intends to deposit micro oxide crystals without using an adhesive or the like, with no alteration to the function thereof, and also attain a dense layer with no substantial voids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: National Institute for Materials Science
    Inventors: Jin Kawakita, Seiji Kuroda
  • Patent number: 8747945
    Abstract: A method for coating a metallic substrate includes applying a powder coating composition to a majority of a surface of the metallic substrate, and applying an autodepositable coating composition to less than the majority of the surface of the metallic substrate. According to a preferred embodiment, the powder coating composition is applied to at least one continuous surface of the metallic substrate, while the autodepositable coating composition is applied to at least one discontinuous surface, such as an edge, of the metallic substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Spangler, Jonathan Savage, Gregory Osborn
  • Patent number: 8715832
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for implementing layered construction of plastic models, whereby a first material is applied to a building platform and thereupon a second material is selectively applied and these two application steps are respectively repeated layer after layer until the desired model is obtained. The two materials form a solid body when a suitable mixture ratio is used. The first material includes a particle material and the second material is applied via a print head and contains N-vinylformamide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Voxeljet AG
    Inventors: Ingo Ederer, Johannes Gunther, Daniel Gunther, Ingo Gnuchtel
  • Patent number: 8691333
    Abstract: A method is provided for manufacturing an engine component. The method includes providing a structural bridge device on a base block; forming a component portion on the structural bridge device with an additive manufacturing technique; removing the component portion from the base block and the structural bridge device; and finishing the component portion to form the engine component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Donald G. Godfrey, Daniel Ryan, Mark C. Morris, Vincent Chung
  • Patent number: 8642121
    Abstract: A method for making a thermal interface material includes following steps. A substrate having a plurality of CNT arrays arranged thereon and a number of first interspaces defined between the CNT arrays is provided. A container is provided and the substrate with the CNT arrays is disposed into the container. A number of low melting point metallic nanoparticles is provided and filled in the first interspaces. The low melting point metallic nanoparticles in the container is heated into a liquid state, and the low melting point metal nanoparticles in liquid state is combined with the CNT arrays to form a composite material on the substrate. The composite material is peeled off from the substrate, and a thermal interface material is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Feng-Wei Dai, Yuan Yao, You-Sen Wang, Ji-Cun Wang, Hui-Ling Zhang
  • Publication number: 20140004260
    Abstract: A deposition method includes placing fine particles in an airtight container, the fine particles being obtained by forming a coating layer on a surface of a matrix, the coating layer being more liable to be charged than the matrix with respect to a material of a conveying path, generating an aerosol of the fine particles by introducing a career gas into the airtight container, transporting the aerosol via a transfer tubing to a deposition chamber which is maintained at a pressure lower than that in the airtight container while charging the fine particles by friction with the inner surface of the transfer tubing, the transfer tubing being connected to the airtight container and having a nozzle at the tip, and depositing the charged fine particles on a substrate placed in the deposition chamber by spraying the aerosol from the nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventors: Eiji Fuchita, Yasutoshi Iriyama
  • Patent number: 8591986
    Abstract: A method of forming a deposit using a cold spray apparatus is disclosed. The method includes introducing a powder feedstock into a cold spray apparatus, and operating the cold spray apparatus to deposit the feedstock. The feedstock includes particles including an interior portion and an outer portion, wherein a melting point of the outer portion is less than a melting point of the interior portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Leonardo Ajdelsztajn, James Anthony Ruud, Timothy Hanlon
  • Patent number: 8574667
    Abstract: A composition including a high temperature thermoplastic polymer and a filler material is disclosed. A method for forming a coating upon a wellbore tool includes forming a powder composition comprising a thermoplastic polymer and a filler material and applying the composition on the body surface. Wellbore tools having components coated with such compositions are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Hendrik John, Erik Bartscherer, Andreas Krafczyk
  • Patent number: 8568826
    Abstract: A method for brazing a component in a power generation system, the brazed power generation system component, and braze are provided to improve repairing power generation systems. The method includes providing the component having a feature in a surface of the component and coating a particulate material with a filler material to obtain a coated particulate material. The method includes preparing the feature to obtain a treatment area and filling the treatment area in the surface of the component with the coated particulate material. The method includes heating the treatment area and surrounding component to a brazing temperature and applying oxidation protection to the treatment area. After the brazing temperature is obtained, the method includes brazing the treatment area and the screen and cooling the component to obtain a brazed joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Junyoung Park, Jason Robert Parolini, Ibrahim Ucok, Brian Lee Tollison, Stephen Walcott, Jon Conrad Schaeffer
  • Patent number: 8563094
    Abstract: In a method for producing a component (20) with a coating (24) containing nanoparticles (21), it is provided that, in order to introduce the nanoparticles (21) into the coating (24), a film (19) with the dispersely distributed nanoparticles (21) is applied to the surface (22) to be coated, which decomposes with incorporation of the nanoparticles (21) during the actual coating operation and is thereby not incorporated into the layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Rene Jabado, Jens Dahl Jensen, Ursus Krüger, Daniel Körtvelyessy, Volkmar Lüthen, Ralph Reiche, Michael Rindler, Raymond Ullrich
  • Patent number: 8550328
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for joining objects made of metal, plastic, hybrid structures or ceramic by means of heat input such as soldering or welding, wherein materials such as particles, in particular nanoparticles, elements, atoms, molecules or ions are introduced into the joint. It is proposed according to the invention that a gas stream brings gaseous compounds to the joint which decompose at elevated temperature and deposit particles as heat is being applied to the joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Linde Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Wolfgang Danzer
  • Patent number: 8551579
    Abstract: A method for producing a ceramic honeycomb structure comprising a ceramic honeycomb body having large numbers of longitudinally extending cells defined by cell walls, and an outer peripheral wall formed on an outer peripheral surface of the ceramic honeycomb body, comprising the steps of applying a coating material comprising colloidal silica having an average particle size of 4-150 nm to longitudinally extending grooves defined by cell walls on the outer peripheral surface of the ceramic honeycomb body, and induction-drying the coating material to form the outer peripheral wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Inventor: Shunji Okazaki
  • Patent number: 8545967
    Abstract: A metal sheet, inclusive of a metal strip, having a front side and a back side, both the front side and the back side comprising a first coating having an average thickness in the range from 0.5 to 10 ?m, wherein the first coating of the front side contains particles, which release divalent or multivalent metal ions upon the action of an acid, in such an amount that a self-depositing coating agent forms, upon contact with the front side, a second coating thereon, whereas this is not the case for the first coating of the back side. The first coating of the front side can be overcoated with a self-depositing coating agent. Cut edges that do not have a first coating can be covered with the self-depositing coating agent. Correspondingly coated metal sheets, as well as a method for the manufacture thereof, are furthermore within the scope of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Manfred Holzmüller, Simone Cortellaro, Ulrich Jüptner, Marcel Roth, Peter Kuhm, Patrick Droniou, Pamela Cziesla, Giorgio Cortellaro
  • Patent number: 8524316
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a golf ball with a deposited layer is disclosed. The deposited layer is not produced by a molding process, such as injection molding or compression molding. Instead, the deposition process is produced by another process, such as sintering. The deposited layer may include partially fused particulate material. The deposited layer may be added to a golf ball design as one or more supplemental layers. The deposited layer may also be provided in a golf ball design as a substitute for one or more layers. A golf ball may further include a combination of one or more supplemental deposited layers and one or more substituted deposited layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Seisuke Tomita, Arthur Molinari, Takahisa Ono
  • Patent number: 8518476
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide materials and methods for forming a fluoroplastic coating layer from a powder mixture including a leveling agent and/or a transient binder material to improve the powder coating quality, wherein the powder mixture can further include a plurality of fluoroplastic powder and a plurality of aerogel particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Qi Zhang, Yu Qi, Sandra J. Gardner, Carolyn Moorlag, Brynn Dooley, Nan-Xing Hu
  • Patent number: 8501309
    Abstract: An uncured assembly which comprises a fibrous reinforcement. Associated with said reinforcement is a resin material comprising at least one solid amine-terminated epoxy resin, at least one solid epoxy-terminated epoxy resin and optionally at least one cure catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Hexcel Composites Limited
    Inventor: John Cawse
  • Patent number: 8480841
    Abstract: A method is disclosed of manufacturing a transparent wear resistant surface layer (1). The method may include the steps of, applying a decorative material on a carrier, applying a dry powder layer comprising a mix of processed wood fibers, binder and wear resistant particles above the decorative layer, curing the mix to a decorative surface, including the transparent wear resistant layer, by applying heat and pressure on the mix. In a preferred embodiment the method includes the step of pressing the mix against an embossed matrix to create an embossed decorative surface with high wear resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Ceralog Innovation Belgium BVBA
    Inventors: Darko Pervan, Göran Ziegler
  • Publication number: 20130115441
    Abstract: Provided herein are nanoparticulate coated structures and methods of making structures. The structures comprise a support element, a nanoparticulate layer, and a binder disposed on the support element, wherein the binder comprises an alkali silicate or borate. In addition, methods of making the structures and uses of the described structures are described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventors: Dana Craig Bookbinder, Adam James Ellison, Umamaheswari Janakiraman, Wageesha Senaratne
  • Patent number: 8388790
    Abstract: There is described a process for the production of a multilayer body (4) having an electrically conductive layer (421) arranged on a carrier layer (41), in which there is provided a transfer film (5) having a transfer layer (52) of an electrically conductive polymer. The electrically conductive layer is transferred from the transfer film (5) on to the multilayer body (4). There are also provided a transfer film and a multilayer body produced in accordance with the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Leonhard Kurz Stiftung & Co. KG
    Inventors: Ulrich Schindler, Walter Lehnberger
  • Patent number: 8356574
    Abstract: Devices and methods for coating wheel rims for the production of both standard rims and special rims, are provided. An example of a device for coating wheel rims includes a pre-treating station that is followed by a powder priming station followed by a basecoat application station and a final coating station, in particular an acrylate powder station, with the final coating station being coupled to both the power priming station and the pre-treating station by at least one conveyor, respectively. The device permits a proportion of special rims to be introduced in addition to standard rims without any impairment of the spindle-synchronous operation of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Inventor: Gerd Wurster
  • Publication number: 20130011654
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of manufacturing a high-density fiber reinforced ceramic composite material, including the steps of: 1) impregnating a fiber preform material multi-coated with pyrolytic carbon and silicon carbide to form impregnated fiber reinforced plastic composite material; 2)carbonizing the impregnated fiber reinforced plastic composite material to form carbonized fiber composite material; 3) a primary reaction-sintering of the fiber composite material; 4) cooling the primarily reaction-sintered fiber composite material down to room temperature and then impregnating the primarily reaction-sintered fiber composite material with a solution in which a polymer precursor for producing silicon carbide (SiC) is dissolved in a hexane (n-hexane) solvent; and 5) a secondary reaction-sintering of the fiber composite material; and a high-density fiber reinforced ceramic composite material manufactured using the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: KOREA INSTITUTE OF ENERGY RESEARCH
    Inventors: In-Sub HAN, Se-Young KIM, Sang-Kuk WOO, Doo-Won SEO, Kang BAI, Ji-Haeng YU, Sun-Dong KIM