Localized Different Areas Produced (e.g., Printing, Etc.) Patents (Class 427/197)
  • Patent number: 10240106
    Abstract: Provided are a lubricating material which is made of a non-fluorine-based compound and thus has a surface that is slippery enough for liquid such as water or oil, a lubricant-holding base material which holds a fluorine-based lubricant and thus can be used as a lubricating material, and methods for producing the same. A slippery film has a holding base and a lubricant. The holding base has pillar structure portions and fluorine-containing portions, and the fluorine-containing portions are provided on outer surfaces of a plurality of pillar portions in the pillar structure portion. The lubricant is a fluorine-based liquid, and the fluorine-containing portion has a C—F bond. The lubricant is loaded into a region surrounded by a plurality of the pillar portions and is held in this region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Koju Ito, Hiroshi Yabu, Jun Kamei
  • Patent number: 10211275
    Abstract: An organic light emitting diode display panel includes data lines arranged in a first direction; gate lines arranged in a second direction to cross the data lines; a driving voltage line arranged in the first direction; a reference voltage line arranged in the first direction; data pads respectively at ends of corresponding ones of the data lines; a driving voltage pad at an end of the driving voltage line; and a reference voltage pad at an end of the reference voltage line. A first distance is defined between the driving voltage pad and an adjacent data pad, a second distance is defined between adjacent ones of the data pads, and a third distance is defined between the reference voltage pad and an adjacent data pad. At least two of the first distance, the second distance, and the third distance are different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: ChongHun Park, Hooin Park, Jaeyi Choi
  • Patent number: 9986636
    Abstract: A printed circuit board includes an electrically conductive layer and a dielectric layer including a polymer. The polymer includes at least one of a carbon layer structure and a carbon-like layer structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Joachim Mahler, Ralf Otremba
  • Patent number: 9627448
    Abstract: The present invention provides an OLED panel. The OLED panel includes a substrate and a plurality of walls formed on the substrate. The substrate and the walls define a plurality of containing areas. Each of the containing areas is corresponding to each of a plurality of sub-pixels. The sub-pixels are separated from each other by the walls. Each of the sub-pixels includes one of emitting materials formed in one of the containing areas. At least one of the containing areas corresponding to the sub-pixel includes a first partition. The height of the first partition is lower than the walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jung-An Cheng
  • Patent number: 9499948
    Abstract: A hot applied thermoplastic pavement composition and method of using, wherein the composition comprises; a modified polyamide resin in the range of between 3 and 10 percent by weight, wherein the composition contains rosin-modified esters, a copolymer, 30-70 percent by weight of a glass bead intermix, a range of between 1 and 15 percent by weight of either white or yellow pigment, the balance of the composition being selected from the group consisting of; one or more plasticizers, inorganic fillers, waxes, antioxidants and light stabilizers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Flint Trading, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert W. Greer, Derron Henderson, Vince Wilkins
  • Patent number: 9371456
    Abstract: A method of forming a digital print on a surface (2) by applying powder of dry ink (15) including colorants (7) on the surface, bonding a part of the dry ink (15) powder to the surface (2) by a digital heating print head (80) such that the digital print is formed by the bonded dry ink colorants (7) and removing non-bonded dry ink (15) from the surface (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: CERALOC INNOVATION AB
    Inventors: Darko Pervan, Tony Pervan
  • Publication number: 20150125661
    Abstract: A magnesium component of a rotary wing aircraft is provided including a groove including a first sidewall and a second sidewall arranged on opposing sides of a recessed opening. The first sidewall includes a deposit positioned adjacent the recessed opening. The deposit is formed by cold spraying one or more layers or powdered material within an area of the first sidewall from which material was removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
    Inventors: James Sullivan, Robert Guillemette, Jinkyu Choi, Wayne E. Petroskey, Eric K. Hansen, Anthony G. Chory, Young Hanh Le Do
  • Publication number: 20150097475
    Abstract: Described herein are methods for creating spill-proof or spill-resistant surfaces through the use of hydrophobic or oleophobic (H—SH) edges, borders and/or boundaries that contain the water and other liquids within the inside edges, borders and/or boundaries. Also described herein are spill-proof/spill-resistant surfaces. Liquid (e.g., water and other aqueous solutions/suspensions) heights of 3-6 mm on a level planar surface can be sustained by such edges, borders and/or boundaries. The H—SH borders can be created on glass, metal, wood, plastic, and concrete surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Vinod K. Sikka, Andrew K. Jones, Russell Ross
  • Patent number: 8962073
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for depositing films on a substrate which may form part of an LED or other types of display. In one embodiment, the disclosure relates to an apparatus for depositing ink on a substrate. The apparatus includes a chamber for receiving ink; a discharge nozzle having an inlet port and an outlet port, the discharge nozzle receiving a quantity of ink from the chamber at the inlet port and dispensing the quantity of ink from the outlet port; and a dispenser for metering the quantity of ink from the chamber to the inlet port of the discharge nozzle; wherein the chamber receives ink in liquid form having a plurality of suspended particles and the quantity of ink is pulsatingly metered from the chamber to the discharge nozzle; and the discharge nozzle evaporates the carrier liquid and deposits the solid particles on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Vladimir Bulovic, Jianglong Chen, Conor F. Madigan, Martin A. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8943956
    Abstract: Decorating devices for creating a desired decorative pattern of edible or non-edible particulate material on the surface of an article by causing particles, granules, etc. of the particulate material to pass through a pattern comprising a plurality of holes in a template are disclosed. The method of using the devices to decorate the surface of articles is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventor: John Hart Miller
  • Publication number: 20140360252
    Abstract: There is provided a method of manufacturing a pattern substrate in which a pattern is formed on the surface of the substrate. The manufacturing method includes a step of preparing the substrate and a step of arranging a liquid-repellent or lyophilic material on the surface of the substrate so as to form the pattern on the surface of the substrate in which the surface of the substrate has a liquid-repellent region and a lyophilic region, the pattern is formed by one of the liquid-repellent region and the lyophilic region and the pattern is used to locate a component by the surface tension of a liquid member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Naoki YAMAMOTO, Kanji NAKAYAMA, Keita SAITO, Dai SUWAMA
  • Publication number: 20140349889
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a method to prepare a supra-monolayer nanopattern and its uses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Guangzhao Mao, Daniel J. Sobczynski, Sunxi Wang, Juxhin Xhahysa, Pedram Jahanian
  • Publication number: 20140326261
    Abstract: A mouthpiece lining paper for a smoking article, which mouthpiece lining paper forms the outermost layer of the casing of the filter. The mouthpiece lining paper is provided with locally limited raised areas that are formed by hardened lacquer. Between the raised areas, surface regions of the mouthpiece lining paper are provided, above which the raised areas protrude by at least 5 ?m in the direction perpendicular to the plane of the mouthpiece lining paper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Guenther Griesmayr, Barbara Puehringer, Marco Scheuchl
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8852675
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a preparation method for copper oxide nanowires including following steps: step 01, a conductive layer as an electrode is prepared on a clean substrate, or a clean substrate with a conductive layer is provided directly. Step 02, copper powder is weighed up, and the copper powder is homogeneously mixed with organic carrier. Step 03, mixture prepared in step 02 is printed onto the clean substrate with a conductive layer. Step 04, the substrate after being processed by step 03 is sintered under atmosphere having oxygen, and finally cooled to obtain copper oxide nanowires. Adhesion between the copper oxide nanowires prepared in the present disclosure and the substrate is excellent, the copper oxide nanowires may substantially prepared uniformly in large area and under low temperature, technology flow of coating is decreased, a cost of manufacture is decreased, such that a promising method for bottleneck of commercialization process of the field emission device is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Ocean's King Lighting Science & Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mingjie Zhou, Pengrui Shao, Wenbo Ma
  • Publication number: 20140272464
    Abstract: A method for applying a wear protection layer to a continuous flow machine component which has a base material comprising titanium is provided. The method includes the following steps: mixing a solder which comprises an alloy comprising titanium and particles which are distributed in the alloy and have a reaction agent; applying the solder to predetermined points of the continuous flow machine component; introducing a heat volume into the solder and the continuous flow machine component so that the alloy becomes liquid and the reaction agent changes through diffusion processes with the solder and undergoes a chemical reaction with the alloy, forming a hard aggregate; and cooling the solder so that the alloy becomes solid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jochen Barnikel, Susanne Gollerthan, Harald Krappitz, Ingo Reinkensmeier
  • Patent number: 8821965
    Abstract: The invention notably concerns a method for depositing nano-objects on a surface. The method includes: providing a substrate with surface patterns on one face thereof; providing a transfer layer on said face of the substrate; functionalizing areas on a surface of the transfer layer parallel to said face of the substrate, at locations defined with respect to said surface patterns, such as to exhibit enhanced binding interactions with nano-objects; depositing nano-objects and letting them get captured at the functionalized areas; and thinning down the transfer layer by energetic stimulation to decompose the polymer into evaporating units, until the nano-objects reach the surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Urs T. Duerig, Felix Holzner, Cyrill Kuemin, Armin W. Knoll, Philip Paul, Heiko Wolf
  • Patent number: 8802183
    Abstract: The system of the present invention includes a conductive element, an electronic component, and a partial power source in the form of dissimilar materials. Upon contact with a conducting fluid, a voltage potential is created and the power source is completed, which activates the system. The electronic component controls the conductance between the dissimilar materials to produce a unique current signature. The system can also measure the conditions of the environment surrounding the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Proteus Digital Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Frank, Peter Bjeletich, Hooman Hafezi, Robert Azevedo, Robert Duck, Iliya Pesic, Benedict Costello, Eric Snyder
  • Publication number: 20140220241
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of applying absorbent gelling material (AGM) granules by indirect printing onto an carrier layer for use in an absorbent article, particularly diaper for babies or adults, training pants, pull-up diapers (diaper pants), sanitary napkins, panty liners or the like. These articles typically comprise the carrier layer with the AGM particles together with further layers, making up the complete article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Horst Blessing, Hans Adolf Jackels, Siegfried Link, Volker Maier, Thomas Ludwig Woschnik, Martin Geoffrey Scaife
  • Publication number: 20140212575
    Abstract: The present invention includes a novel self-assembling nanocomposite structure comprising a shape-persistent three-dimensional cage molecule. In one aspect, binding of nanoparticles to metal coordinating groups in the cage molecule allows for the self-assembly of the nanoparticles into a nanocomposite material. The present invention further includes methods of preparing such self-assembling nanocomposite structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventors: Wei Zhang, Ryan McCaffrey, Wounjhang Park, Kazunori Emoto, Yinghua Jin
  • Patent number: 8778461
    Abstract: A method is provided for surface treating a substrate utilizing powder coating so that the substrate can be adorned with a decorative pattern and/or color, and can have a durable, aesthetically appealing finish. The decorative pattern can be applied via transfer printing processes, for example, by a sublimation process or a hydrographic process. The method optionally can be used to produce a visually perceivable transition between a decorative pattern, for example, a camouflage pattern, and a generally solid color on the substrate. The transition can be gradual, so that the decorative pattern appears to fade into the generally solid color to provide an appealing visual effect on a product. The method can be used to surface treat a variety of products, for example, archery products and/or firearm products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Grace Engineering Corp.
    Inventors: Joel D. Harris, Brian J. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20140174941
    Abstract: A method of depositing nano-dots on a substrate includes forming a template on the base, the template defining nano-pores, at least partially filling the nano-pores with a pillar material to define nano-pillars, depositing a dot material on the nano-pillars to define nano-dots on the nano-pillars, and contact printing the substrate with the array of nano-dots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Peter Mardilovich, Qingqiao Wei, Anthony M. Fuller
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140106068
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for depositing material on a component. The system includes a deposition device operatively coupled to a fiber optic Nd:YAG laser. The deposition device includes a focusing prism that focuses the Nd:YAG laser at a focal area on a bladed disk, where the focal area on the bladed disk is between two blades of the disk. The system further includes an imaging means that views the focal area of the component. The imaging means and the fiber optic Nd:YAG laser each are positioned in a substantially similar optical relationship to the focal area on the bladed disk. The system further includes an additive material delivery means that delivers additive material to the component at the focal area on the component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: Gregory Thomas Krause, Ed Tucker, Dave Keicher
  • Patent number: 8691334
    Abstract: Provided is a method of fabricating a substrate where patterns are formed, the method including: forming first bonding agent patterns having selective cohesion in a position in which oxide bead patterns are to be formed on a substrate; coating a second bonding agent having larger cohesion with the first bonding agent than cohesion with the substrate, on a plurality of oxide beads, applying the oxide beads, on which the second bonding agent is coated, to the substrate and forming the oxide beads, on which the second bonding agent is coated, on the first bonding agent patterns; and thermally processing the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: SK Hynix Inc.
    Inventors: Euijoon Yoon, Sung-Hoon Kwon
  • Publication number: 20130312779
    Abstract: Disclosed are packages including transparent containers such as bottles and jars comprising a coating that reduces transmission of light through the container. The containers further comprise a product viewing area or window through which the product is visible to a consumer or purchaser. The containers are disclosed as being useful for protecting photo-sensitive products while allowing the color of those products to be displayed to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventor: Danny Lee Haile
  • Publication number: 20130284361
    Abstract: A method includes steps of carrying an air-permeable web while holding the first surface of the web on a carrying surface; dispensing powder particles onto the second surface of the web; and while drawing the first air from a plurality of suction holes in the carrying surface through the web, thereby holding the powder particles in a predetermined pattern on the second surface of the web, discharging the second air toward the web through a discharge hole open in a non-suction area, whereby the powder particles on non-suction areas are blown away by the second air, thus arranging the powder particles in a predetermined pattern on the web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: ZUIKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshio Tsujimoto, Masaki Nakakado
  • Publication number: 20130284362
    Abstract: A method includes steps of: carrying an air-permeable web while holding the first surface of the web on a carrying surface; dispensing powder particles onto the second surface of the web; drawing the first air from a plurality of suction holes in the carrying surface through the web, thereby holding the powder particles in a predetermined pattern on the second surface of the web; and giving at least a part of the first air flow components flowing in directions along the second surface of the web by means of an airflow deflector opposing the second surface of the web, thereby moving powder particles on non-suction areas between the suction holes on the web, thus arranging the powder particles in a predetermined pattern on the web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: ZUIKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshio Tsujimoto, Masaki Nakakado
  • Patent number: 8568871
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for nanostructure synthesis that includes growing nanostructures on a layered structure compound at a low temperature using a solution containing a solvent and at least one precursor. The method can include synthesizing and assembling nanowires in essentially the same method step. Disclosed nanostructures and nanowires are substantially uniform in diameter and single crystal. Nanowires can intersect to form networks and can be covalently bonded at points of intersection. Disclosed nanowire networks can be substantially uniform and can form an ordered network. Nanowire networks can be used to fabricate electronic and optical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: State of Oregon acting by and through the State Board of Higher Education on behalf of Portland State University
    Inventors: Jun Jiao, Haiyan Li
  • Patent number: 8529987
    Abstract: A system for in-process orientation of particles used in direct-write inks for fabricating a component may include a device for polarizing direct-write particles in an aerosol. An outlet may direct the aerosol including the polarized direct-write particles on a substrate to form a component. An apparatus may cause the polarized direct-write particles to be aligned in a selected orientation to form the component with predetermined characteristics when deposited on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Jonathan B. Vance, Scott R. Johnston
  • Patent number: 8507037
    Abstract: Printing one or more layers using toner and/or laminates to form one or more multi-channeled layers, with a particular pattern, including forming a desired image, for example, electrographically, on a receiver member. The multi layered channel printing apparatus and related method and print incorporates one or more static layers, and one or more moveable layers that allow a fluid to move through the micro channels via an opening or through a direct fill. It also incorporates particles in the channels to act as a packing material for separation of components of samples. The packing material can either be applied directly or using the electrographic printing process. An optional capping layer or substrate may then be applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Lee W. Tutt, Donna P. Suchy
  • Patent number: 8475869
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and systems for transferring dry or semi-dry nanoparticles onto a substrate. In one embodiment, this includes the steps of providing a roller comprising an elastomeric stamp; transferring nanoparticles in a dry or semi-dry state, and which contact the surface of a donor substrate, from the donor substrate onto the elastomeric stamp; and depositing the dry or semi-dry nanoparticles from the elastomeric stamp onto a receiver substrate by rolling the elastomeric stamp onto the receiver substrate. The substrate, in other embodiments, can have a relief structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignees: Rhodia Operations, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique—CNRS, The Trustees of The University of Pennsylvania
    Inventors: Chantal Badre, Jean-Paul Chapel, Shu Yang, Jean-Christophe Castaing
  • Publication number: 20130156944
    Abstract: Decorating devices for creating a desired decorative pattern of edible or non-edible particulate material on the surface of an article by causing particles, granules, etc. of the particulate material to pass through a pattern comprising a plurality of holes in a template are disclosed. The method of using the devices to decorate the surface of articles is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventor: John Hart Miller
  • Publication number: 20130129994
    Abstract: Among other things, a pattern of dry particles of a pigment is provided on a transfer layer. The pattern of dry particles is transferred onto a surface of a ceramic substrate in preparation for firing of the dry particles to form a permanent pattern on the ceramic substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: FUJIFILM DIMATIX, INC.
    Inventor: Robert L. Wells, JR.
  • Publication number: 20130115395
    Abstract: A method for applying an ornamented design on a substrate employs small-grain particles of a selected range of particle sizes. A film-forming adhesive in liquid form is applied as a bottom adhesive layer on the substrate within outlines of a decorative pattern. The small-grain particles are distributed on the still-wet bottom adhesive layer. A top adhesive layer is applied on the layer of small-grain particles on the adhesive bottom layer. The two adhesive layers merge and are cured to form a flexible film with the layer of small-grain particles permanently embedded therein and adhered to the substrate. In a preferred method and resulting product, sand particles are used to form a decorative pattern on fabric for a T-shirt or other clothing item. Decorative designs may also be formed with other types of small-grain particles, on other types of substrates, and/or for other types of clothing, wearing apparel, or decorative items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventor: Diane Fujii JOHNSON
  • Publication number: 20130052437
    Abstract: Components with improved erosion resistance are disclosed. A surface of the component or a substrate of the component is modified by coating the substrate with an elastomer layer. The elastomer layer is then modified by embedding hard particles onto an outer side of the elastomer layer. The hard particles exhibit higher fractured toughness providing enhanced erosion protection. The elastic properties of the elastomer experience little reduction because the surface embedded particles are located only at the outer side or outer surface of the elastomer layer. Therefore, the bond between the inner side of the elastomer layer and the substrate or component surface is not interfered with and the potential for electro-chemical corrosion and poor adhesion are not increased by the presence of the hard particles as the hard particles are located away from the inner face between the elastomer layer and the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventors: Robert A. Barth, Wayde R. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8372478
    Abstract: A method is provided for surface treating a substrate utilizing powder coating so that the substrate can be adorned with a decorative pattern and/or color, and can have a durable, aesthetically appealing finish. The decorative pattern can be applied via transfer printing processes, for example, by a sublimation process or a hydrographic process. The method optionally can be used to produce a visually perceivable transition between a decorative pattern, for example, a camouflage pattern, and a generally solid color on the substrate. The transition can be gradual, so that the decorative pattern appears to fade into the generally solid color to provide an appealing visual effect on a product. The method can be used to surface treat a variety of products, for example, archery products and/or firearm products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Grace Engineering Corp.
    Inventors: Joel D. Harris, Brian J. Anderson
  • Patent number: 8349396
    Abstract: A method and system for depositing multiple materials onto a substrate is described. The method broadly comprises the steps of providing a source of a first powder material to be deposited, providing a source of a second powder material to be deposited, and sequentially depositing the first powder material and the second powder material onto the substrate at a velocity sufficient to deposit the materials by plastically deforming the materials without metallurgically transforming the particles of powder forming the materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew DeBiccari, Jeffrey D. Haynes
  • Publication number: 20130004749
    Abstract: Surface-modified adhesives may be prepared by contacting an adhesive layer to an at least partially discontinuous layer on a releasing substrate and removing the adhesive layer such that at least a portion of the at least partially discontinuous layer adheres to the adhesive surface. The modified adhesive surface remains an adhesive surface. The modified adhesive layer can be used to prepare adhesive articles, including articles containing multiple surface-modified adhesive layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventors: Encai Hao, Audrey A. Sherman, Kevin R. Schaffer, Daniel W. Hennen, John P. Baetzold, Mark J. Pellerite, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky, Kanta Kumar, Michael L. Steiner, John J. Stradinger
  • Patent number: 8337947
    Abstract: A method for applying a pattern of granular material on a receiving surface includes in sequence the following steps: associating the granular material with a transferring surface together with a liquid aggregating phase and according to a prefiguration of the pattern; facing the transferring surface carrying the granular material and the liquid phase to the receiving surface in a transferring zone; heating at least one portion of the liquid phase in the transferring zone in order to detach the granular material from the transferring surface and applying the granular material on the receiving surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: System S.p.A.
    Inventor: Carlo Antonio Camorani
  • Patent number: 8318241
    Abstract: A method of manufacture of an electrode for a fuel cell, the method comprising at least the steps of: (a) providing an electrode substrate; (b) contacting at least a part of the electrode substrate with an electroless plating solution comprising a reducing agent, a metal precursor and a suspension of particulate material; and (c) electrolessly plating the metal from the metal precursor onto the contacted part of the electrode substrate, thereby co-depositing the particulate material on the contacted part of the electrode substrate to provide the electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: The Court of Edinburgh Napier University
    Inventors: William John Waugh, Alan MacDonald Davidson
  • Publication number: 20120251716
    Abstract: A method for applying a coating to a surface comprising providing a sprayable liquid binding agent formed of first and second components, pumping the first and second components of the binding agent to a first dispensing device (13) and combining the first and second components in the first dispensing device (13) to form the binding agent. The method further comprises spraying the binding agent from the first dispensing device (13) on to a surface to be coated (32), providing a particulate medium, and spraying the particulate medium from a second dispensing device (37) into the liquid spray of binding agent produced by the first dispensing device (13). The binding agent coating the particulate medium and adhering it to the surface (32) to form a coating thereon. An apparatus for performing the method is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventor: Hamish Scott
  • Patent number: 8277870
    Abstract: A method of controlling corrosion at an interface formed between at least two metal components includes applying a blend of magnesium particles and one of an adhesive or a sealant to the interface. The magnesium particles have a diameter sufficient to span a distance between the metal components. The method further includes exposing the metal components to a substantially corrosive environment, where the corrosive environment at least partially dissolves the magnesium particles. At least partial dissolution of the magnesium particles i) cathodically protects the metal components at the interface, ii) alkalizes the corrosive environment, and iii) generates hydrogen bubbles that substantially block a crevice formed at the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: Guangling Song
  • Patent number: 8236377
    Abstract: Method and system for moving a frozen adhesive particle towards a target body, comprising launching means (13) which are arranged to launch the particle (2) in its frozen form towards the target body (3, 4) via a movement path (14) through a gap (15) between the launching means and the target body. The medium in the gap may have a temperature above the adhesive particle's melting temperature. The launching means may be arranged to launch the particle at a high speed. The launching means and the target body may have a geometry causing that the movement path is substantially vertical or substantially horizontal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Erik Christian Nicolaas Puik, Edwin Johannes Theodorus Smulders
  • Patent number: 8216415
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention includes a continuous feed variable depth die cut for use in cutting kinesiology tape. The die cut includes a housing, including a first opening configured to allow the kinesiology tape to enter the housing and a second opening configured to allow the kinesiology tape to exit the housing. The die cut also includes a roller inside the housing, wherein the roller is configured to rotate as the kinesiology tape passes over the roller and a die formed on the outer surface of the roller, wherein the die includes a cutting edge for cutting the kinesiology tape and wherein the cutting edge is formed in the shape of the strip of kinesiology tape to be cut. The die cut further includes a surface inside the housing, wherein the kinesiology tape passes over the surface when the kinesiology tape is being cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Inventor: Reed M. Quinn
  • Patent number: 8216635
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method of forming metal wiring and metal wiring formed using the same. The method includes printing wiring using an ink composition including metallic nanoparticles and dispersants maintaining dispersion of the metallic nanoparticles, performing a first firing process of firing the wiring under vacuum or in an inert atmosphere to suppress grain growth, and performing a second firing process of firing the wiring with the vacuum or inert atmosphere released, to accelerate grain growth. The method of forming metal wiring induces abnormal grain growth by rapidly removing dispersants, capable of inducing the growth of metallic nanoparticles, at a temperature at which the growth force of the metallic nanoparticles is high, in the process of firing the metallic nanoparticles. Accordingly, the metal wiring has a coarse-grained structure containing metallic particles with a large average particle size, and the electrical and mechanical characteristics thereof can be enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young Ah Song, Young Chang Joo, Ji Hoon Lee, Seol Min Yi, Jae Woo Joung, Sung Il Oh, Tae Hoon Kim, In Young Kim
  • Patent number: 8211509
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is provided for printing using paste like inks such as those used in intaglio printing, wherein the inks include specialty flakes such as thin film optically variable flakes, or diffractive flakes. The invention discloses an apparatus having an energy source such as a heat source for temporarily lessening the viscosity of the ink during alignment of the flakes within the ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Inventors: Vladimir P. Raksha, Dishuan Chu, Thomas Mayer, Charles T. Markantes, Paul G. Coombs
  • Patent number: 8206800
    Abstract: A design and process are provided in which a fully activated thermosetting adhesive layer and multi-layered thermoplastic adhesive are positioned between a flock layer and a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Inventor: Louis Brown Abrams
  • Patent number: 8192792
    Abstract: Methods are described for applying abradable material onto a seal backing material to form an abradable seal between rotating and stationary components of turbines using cold spray deposition technology to control the density, porosity and thickness of the sealing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Haynes, Andrew DeBiccari, Gary Shubert
  • Publication number: 20120094354
    Abstract: A biochip and a method for manufacturing the same are provided. The biochip can increase a surface area on which biomaterials can be immobilized and improve efficiency of reaction. The biochip includes: a substrate; a coating layer formed on the substrate; and a nanoparticle immobilized on the substrate by the coating layer, a material to be bound to a target material being attached on a surface of the nanoparticle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventor: Nae Rym Lee