Plural Particulate Materials Applied Patents (Class 427/201)
  • Patent number: 10822686
    Abstract: A structure for high temperature applications includes a base structure which includes a ceramic composite material, and a coating of a metal-semimetal compound, a metal boride, a metal carbide and/or a metal nitride. Furthermore, a production method and a coating device produces structures which resist high temperature applications with higher process temperatures and difficult chemical conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH
    Inventors: Jürgen Steinwandel, Christian Wilhelmi, Franziska Uhlmann, Stefan Laure
  • Patent number: 10775045
    Abstract: An article such as a heat shield panel includes a substrate and a multi-layered coating supported on the substrate. The multi-layered coating can include alternating layers of different ceramic material compositions having individual thicknesses of less than 25 micrometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: RAYTHEON TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Melvin Freling, Jessica L. Serra, Paul H. Zajchowski, Craig L. Ostrout, Brian T. Hazel, Mario P. Bochiechio
  • Patent number: 10461371
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for operating a battery cell (10), in particular a lithium-ion battery cell, having at least one wound or stacked electrode assembly (28) arranged in a housing, said electrode assembly comprising a first electrode layer (12), at least one separator layer (16) and a second electrode layer (14), and a non-aqueous electrolyte containing one or more solvents and one or more conductive salts. When the battery cell (10) reaches a critical state, a chemical substance or a chemical substance mixture (46) is released, which forms complexes with the lithium ions (22) in the electrolyte (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Ralf Angerbauer, Alexander Reitzle, Sarmimala Hore, Markus Hald, Marc Heydemann, Joachim Fetzer
  • Patent number: 10347520
    Abstract: Provided is an electrostatic chuck including: a base material; an adsorption unit for adsorbing a wafer by using electrostatic force; an adhesive layer for adhering the adsorption unit to the base material; and an adhesive layer anti-corrosion coating layer provided to cover an exposed surface of the adhesive layer, wherein the adhesive layer anti-corrosion coating layer has no pores or cracks since the adhesive layer anti-corrosion coating layer is made by a method of spraying and coating, at conditions of 0-50° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignees: FEMVIX
    Inventors: Ok Ryul Kim, Ok Min Kim
  • Patent number: 10028847
    Abstract: An intermixed particulate bioresorbable material including cathodic particles and anodic particles bound to each other, wherein the anodic and cathodic particles are made respectively of an anodic and a cathodic material, the anodic and cathodic materials forming a galvanic couple. The anodic and cathodic particles are present in a predetermined ratio and the anodic particles, cathodic particles and predetermined ratio are such that bioresorption of said stent is promoted by galvanic corrosion between said anodic and cathodic materials. Also, a medical device, such as a stent, manufactured using the bioresorbable material and a method of manufacturing the bioresorbable material and the medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Les Enterprises Nanostent Inc.
    Inventors: Rosaire Mongrain, Olivier Francois Bertrand, Stephen Yue
  • Patent number: 9799916
    Abstract: A lithium ion battery includes a positive electrode and a negative electrode. In an example, a positive electrode for the lithium ion battery includes a lithium transition metal oxide-based active material and a high surface area carbon. The positive electrode further includes a reactive binder having a macrocycle bonded thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Ion C. Halalay, Timothy J. Fuller, Zicheng Li
  • Patent number: 9744555
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and systems for dispersing nanoparticles into a matrix. Disclosed is a system and method for coating a carrier film with a resin, spraying the resin with a suspended nanoparticle solution, and then transferring the resin-nanoparticle matrix to a collection vessel for dispensing for end use. Also, suspended nanoparticle solution is sprayed onto carrier film, the film is dried, a fabric layer is coated with resin layer, and nanoparticles are then transferred into the fabric resin layer to create a nanoparticle-infused fabric matrix. Fabric layers can also be coated with resin and sprayed with nanoparticles. Also disclosed is a system and method for coating a first carrier film with nanoparticles, coating a second carrier film with resin, and transferring nanoparticles from first carrier into the resin layer on the second carrier to create a nanoparticle infused resin material that can be collected and dispensed for end use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventor: James M. Souza
  • Patent number: 9698416
    Abstract: A battery capable of improving cycle characteristics is provided. An anode includes: an anode current collector, and an anode active material layer arranged on the anode current collector, in which the anode active material layer includes an anode active material including silicon (Si), and including a pore group with a diameter ranging from 3 nm to 50 nm both inclusive, and the volumetric capacity per unit weight of silicon of the pore group with a diameter ranging from 3 nm to 50 nm both inclusive is 0.2 cm3/g or less, the volumetric capacity being measured by mercury porosimetry using a mercury porosimeter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takakazu Hirose, Kenichi Kawase, Isamu Konishiike, Shunsuke Kurasawa, Masayuki Iwama, Koichi Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 9597662
    Abstract: A metal compound catalyst is formed by vaporizing a quantity of catalyst material and a quantity of carrier thereby forming a vapor cloud, exposing the vapor cloud to a co-reactant and quenching the vapor cloud. The nanoparticles are impregnated onto supports. The supports are able to be used in existing heterogeneous catalysis systems. A system for forming metal compound catalysts comprises means for vaporizing a quantity of catalyst material and a quantity of carrier, quenching the resulting vapor cloud, forming precipitate nanoparticles comprising a portion of catalyst material and a portion of carrier, and subjecting the nanoparticles to a co-reactant. The system further comprises means for impregnating the of supports with the nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: SDCmaterials, Inc.
    Inventors: Maximilian A. Biberger, Stephen Edward Lehman, Jr., Robert Matthew Kevwitch, Qinghua Yin, Jesudos J. Kingsley
  • Patent number: 9592492
    Abstract: An oxide catalyst is formed by vaporizing a quantity of at least one precursor material or catalyst material thereby forming a vapor cloud. The vapor cloud is quenched forming precipitate nanoparticles. The nanoparticles are impregnated onto supports. The supports are able to be used in existing heterogeneous catalysis systems. A system for forming oxide catalysts comprises means for vaporizing a quantity of at least one precursor material or at least one catalyst material, quenching the resulting vapor cloud and forming precipitate nanoparticles. The system further comprises means for supports with the nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: SDCmaterials, Inc.
    Inventors: Maximilian A. Biberger, Stephen Edward Lehman, Jr., Robert Matthew Kevwitch, Qinghua Yin
  • Patent number: 9534851
    Abstract: The anticorrosion treatment method of the invention is carried out on the outer surface of an aluminum extruded heat exchange tube which is formed of an Al alloy containing Mn 0.2 to 0.3 mass %, Cu 0.05 mass % or less, and Fe 0.2 mass % or less, and which has a wall thickness of 200 ?m or less. The anticorrosion treatment method includes applying a specific dispersion of a flux powder and a Zn powder onto the outer surface of the heat exchange tube, and vaporizing a liquid component of the dispersion, to thereby deposit the Zn powder and the flux powder on the outer surface of the heat exchange tube, such that the Zn powder deposition amount, the flux powder deposition amount, and the ratio of the flux powder deposition amount to the Zn powder deposition amount are adjusted to specific values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: KEIHIN THERMAL TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Youhei Ikawa, Takashi Terada, Hiroshi Otsuki
  • Patent number: 9371453
    Abstract: The present invention provides a water-based coating system that can be used to form a durable, abrasion resistant, tough, protective coating on a wide range of substrates. The coating system advantageously has excellent adhesion properties and can be directly coated onto stainless steel surfaces without requiring an intervening primer layer. Primer layers or other types of coatings can be used in combination with the coating system of the present invention if desired, however. The coating system is particularly effective for protecting metal-containing substrates such as intermodal, refrigerated cargo containers. The resultant coatings are flexible and impact resistant. Being water-based, the coating compositions have lower VOC emissions and less residual odor than solvent-based compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: Channing C. Beaudry, Donald W. Boespflug, Wylie H. Wetzel, Walter J Blatter, Feng Zhang, T. Howard Killilea
  • Patent number: 9347136
    Abstract: A method for applying a coating to a substrate surface is provided. The method involves cold spraying a coating material against the surface of the substrate at a first velocity. The first velocity is lower in magnitude than a critical velocity. The method also involves cold spraying the coating material against the surface of the substrate at a second velocity. The second velocity is greater in magnitude than the critical velocity. The critical velocity is a threshold velocity below which the coating material is substantially deflected by the surface of the substrate and above which the coating material substantially adheres to the surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignees: PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA CORP., NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA
    Inventors: Pierre Verrier, Eric Irissou, Frederic Belval, Jean-Gabriel Legoux
  • Patent number: 9034422
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods of treating an article surface. The method comprises removing a metal oxide surface from the metal substrate to expose a metal surface; and delivering particles comprising a dopant from at least one fluid jet to the metal surface to impregnate the surface of the article with the dopant. The method also comprises delivering substantially simultaneously a first set of particles comprising a dopant and a second set of particles comprising an abrasive from at least one fluid jet to a surface of an article to impregnate the surface of the article with the dopant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: EnBio Limited
    Inventors: John Gerard O'Donoghue, Donncha Haverty
  • Patent number: 9023476
    Abstract: Disclosed is a resin particle having excellent low-temperature fusibility, having a sufficiently narrow size distribution, and that is obtained using a liquid or supercritical fluid. In the resin particle (C), which comprises a microparticle (A) containing a resin (a) being coated to or adhered to the surface of a resin particle (B) that contains another resin (b), the degree of swelling of the microparticle (A) resulting from liquid or supercritical carbon dioxide (X) at a temperature less than the glass transition temperature or the melting point of the microparticle (A) is no greater than 16%, and with the resin (a) as a constituent unit, the resin particle (C) contains 0.1-50 wt % of a non-crystalline non-halogen vinyl monomer (m1) of which the solubility parameter (SP value: (cal/cm3)1/2) is 7-9.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Sanyo Chemical Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideo Harada, Kenta Nose, Masaru Honda, Eiji Iwawaki, Takahiro Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20150110966
    Abstract: A method for making a medium for transferring a univocal pattern, comprising the steps of preparing a transfer medium (1) provided with a transfer surface (2), preparing an amount of encapsulated microdrops (3) of color, applying a layer of adhesive material (4) or other material or technique adapted to stably withhold said micro droplets at least on said transfer surface, randomly distributing an amount of encapsulated microdrops of color at least on said surface. Apparatus for implementing the method and medium thereby obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Claudio SELVA
  • Publication number: 20150093502
    Abstract: A method to produce a pale and/or plain coloured wear resistant surface layer by using a dry powder layer comprising a mix of refined fibres binder, pigment and wear resistant particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: Välinge Innovation AB
    Inventors: Goran ZIEGLER, Kent LINDGREN
  • Publication number: 20150079280
    Abstract: A method for producing a building panel. The method includes forming a mix including wood particles, a solvent, a binder and optionally at least one additive, wherein the binder and optionally said at least one additive are homogenously distributed in the mix by means of the solvent and wherein the binder impregnates the wood particles, drying the mix, applying the mix on a substrate, and forming a layer by applying heat and pressure to the mix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: VALINGE INNOVATION AB
    Inventors: Georg Vetter, Jan Jacobsson, Rickard Rittinge, Hans Persson
  • Patent number: 8962301
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Intellectual Discovery Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Nae Rym Lee
  • Patent number: 8951604
    Abstract: The invention provides for the use of dry building materials comprising one or more polymers in the form of water-redispersible powders, and optionally mineral binders, optionally fillers and optionally additives, for the surface treatment of cementitious substrates that are as yet not fully set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Wacker Chemie AG
    Inventors: Armin Hoffmann, Juergen Bezler, Stefan Bonimeier
  • Publication number: 20150030765
    Abstract: A particulate film laminating system includes: a nanoparticle generating chamber in which nanoparticles of a metal material are generated; a nanofiber generating chamber in which nanofibers of a resin material are generated; a laminating chamber in which the nanoparticles and the nanofibers are film-formed and laminated on a substrate; a nanoparticle film-forming region configured such that the nanoparticles are film-formed in the laminating chamber; a nanofiber film-forming region configured such that the nanofibers are film-formed in the laminating chamber; a moving unit which moves the substrate between the nanoparticle film-forming region and the nanofiber film-forming region; an exhaust unit which exhausts the laminating chamber; and a coolant-gas introduction unit which introduces coolant gas into each of the nanoparticle generating chamber and the nanofiber generating chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA ATSUMITEC
    Inventors: Naoki Uchiyama, Tomomi Kanai
  • Publication number: 20150004309
    Abstract: Methods and systems for coating metal substrates are provided. The methods and systems include a powder coating composition comprising a polymeric binder and an application package. The application package includes at least one antistatic component and at least one post-blended component. Use of the application package reduces back ionization and faraday cage effects during electrostatic application. The described methods provide coatings with optimal surface smoothness and edge coverage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: VALSPAR SOURCING, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Reno, Robert Breitzman
  • Patent number: 8920874
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a surface layer is provided. The method includes applying a sublayer having a mix of wood fibers and a resin on a carrier, applying a powder layer having a mix of refined fibers and a binder on the sublayer, with the sublayer being arranged between the carrier and the powder layer, and curing the powder layer by applying heat and pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Valinge Innovation AB
    Inventors: Goran Ziegler, Kent Lindgren
  • 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: 8889212
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of treating an article surface. The method includes removing a metal oxide surface from the metal substrate to expose a metal surface; and delivering particles including a dopant from at least one fluid jet to the metal surface to impregnate the surface of the article with the dopant. The method also includes delivering substantially simultaneously a first set of particles comprising a dopant and a second set of particles comprising an abrasive from at least one fluid jet to a surface of an article to impregnate the surface of the article with the dopant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: EnBio Limited
    Inventors: John Gerard O'Donoghue, Donncha Haverty
  • Patent number: 8852679
    Abstract: Embodiments of the current invention describe a high performance combinatorial method and apparatus for the combinatorial development of coatings by a dip-coating process. The dip-coating process may be used for multiple applications, including forming coatings from varied sol-gel formulations, coating substrates uniformly with particles to combinatorially test particle removal formulations, and the dipping of substrates into texturing formulations to combinatorially develop the texturing formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Intermolecular, Inc.
    Inventors: Nikhil D. Kalyankar, Nitin Kumar, Zhi-Wen Sun, Kenneth A. Williams
  • Patent number: 8853320
    Abstract: The invention relates to hybrid polyester-fluorocarbon powder coating composition and the manufacture thereof. These powder coating compositions are manufactured in a process comprising the steps of: Preparation of a polyester powder coating composition A, comprising a polyester resin and a curing agent for said polyester resin; Preparation of a fluorocarbon powder coating composition B, comprising a fluorocarbon resin and a curing agent for said fluorocarbon resin; and Dry blending said polyester powder coating composition A and fluorocarbon powder coating composition B, wherein the weight ratio of polyester powder coating composition A to fluorocarbon powder coating composition B is in the range of 70:30 to 30:70.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel Powder Coatings (Ningbo) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lijum Wang, Wei Jiang, Graeme Alan Bell, Nirmalya Chakravorty
  • Publication number: 20140272302
    Abstract: The invention comprises a product. The product comprises a substrate having a first primary surface and an opposite second primary surface and a layer of cementitious material on the first primary surface. The product further comprises decorative aggregate particles partially embedded in the layer of cementitious material. A method of making the product is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Romeo Ilarian Ciuperca
  • Publication number: 20140272128
    Abstract: A bearing having improved wear resistance has a bearing material of a copper-tin-bismuth alloy which may also include phosphorus which has excellent strength, due to the solid solution of copper, tin and phosphorus (when used), attached to a steel backing shell. The material also has good lubricity as a result of the presence of the bismuth which also promotes tin mobilization and formation of a layer of tin on the bearing surface upon use of the bearing. The addition of small amounts of relatively small hard particles in the copper-tin-matrix, particularly Fe3P, MoSi2 or a mixture thereof, provides a suitable hard surface artifact to improve the wear resistance of the bearing material. The bearing includes a sintered powder compact bearing material of a copper-tin-bismuth alloy powder and a metal compound powder which is bonded to a steel backing shell, wherein the metal compound powder has an average particle size of less than 10 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: FEDERAL-MOGUL CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Saxton, James Carpenter, Gregory Sevenski, Holger Schmitt, Gerd Andler
  • Publication number: 20140262217
    Abstract: Abrasion resistant coatings useful for improving abrasive wear and/or corrosion resistance in radial bearings and downhole tools exposed to drilling forces as well as abrasive and/or corrosive drilling fluids. An abrasion resistant coating is disposed on at least one surface of a component body to increase the resistance of the component to abrasive wear and corrosion. The abrasion resistant coating includes a plurality of spherical tungsten cobalt carbide particles and a plurality of tungsten carbide particles. At least 65% by volume of the spherical tungsten cobalt carbide particles have a diameter of less than about 25 microns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Robert James Ferguson, Peter Thomas Cariveau
  • Patent number: 8834964
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignees: nGIMAT, Co., Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayoshi Kitada, Todd Fitz, Andrew Tye Hunt, Yongdong Jiang, Jeanne Yadlyne Smalley, Marvis White
  • 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: 20140234548
    Abstract: A cermet powder includes a) from 50 to 90 wt-% of at least one hard material, and b) from 10 to 50 wt-% of a matrix metal composition. The wt.-% for a) and b) are based on a total weight of the cermet powder. The matrix metal composition comprises i) from 40 to 75 wt-% of iron and nickel, ii) from 18 to 35 wt-% of chromium, iii) from 3 to 20 wt.-% of molybdenum, and iv) from 0.5 to 4 wt-% of copper. The wt-% for i) to iv) are based in each case on a total weight of the matrix metal composition. A weight ratio of iron to nickel is from 3:1 to 1:3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: H.C. STARCK GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Zimmermann, Benno Gries
  • Publication number: 20140230489
    Abstract: A method for making a decorative ear cover includes generating a positive mold of a user's ear, placing the mold on a thermoforming machine, placing a thermoforming film in the thermoforming machine such that the thermoforming film is disposed over the positive mold, activating the thermoforming machine, so as to heat the thermoforming film, provide suction on a bottom side of the thermoforming film, and thermoforming the film to a shape of the positive mold, thereby generating a decorative ear cover, de-activating the thermoforming machine and removing the decorative ear cover from the thermoforming machine, and trimming sides of the decorative ear cover such that only portions of the thermoforming film that reflect the shape of the positive mold remain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Dimitar Milanov
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140210126
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a coated panel. The process can comprise providing a panel of a desired dimension or cutting a panel to a desired dimension. In some embodiments a panel can be provided with joining functionality. A surface of the panel can be coated with a powder and the powder cured to thereby treat a surface of the panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: PERGO (EUROPE) AB
    Inventors: Magnus Quist, Peter Miller, Jan Ericsson
  • Patent number: 8790789
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an erosion and corrosion resistant coating comprising a metallic binder, a plurality of hard particles, and a plurality of sacrificial particles. Also disclosed is a method of improving erosion and corrosion resistance of a metal component comprising disposing on a surface of the metal component the foregoing erosion and corrosion resistant coating comprising, and a metal component comprising a metal component surface and the foregoing erosion and corrosion resistant coating comprising a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface, wherein the first surface is disposed on the metal component surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Thodla Ramgopal, Krishnamurthy Anand, David Vincent Bucci, Nitin Jayaprakash, Jane Marie Lipkin, Tamara Jean Muth, Surinder Singh Pabla, Vinod Kumar Pareek, Guru Prasad Sundararajan
  • Patent number: 8790749
    Abstract: Manufacturing method of grinding surface on glass cosmetics, in particular the nail and skin file, from flat glass of FLOAT type, is carried out by marking at least one abrasive surface on one or two sides of a glass pane or intermediate product. This surface is then coated with fusing glue, powdered with clean quartz sand with grain size between 1 and 500 ?m using a sieve, and the surplus sand is knocked-down. The intermediate product with fixed sand is inserted into the fusing furnace where it is baked at the temperature of up to 900° C. The abrasive surface may be roughened by sand blasting before the fusing glue application; the intermediate product coated with fusing glue can be decorated with glass fritte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Inventor: Zuzana {hacek over (S)}kutchanová
  • Patent number: 8784541
    Abstract: Composite-membrane monoliths include a cordierite monolith having a cordierite-ceramic composite membrane bonded to surfaces thereof with a surface median pore size. The cordierite-ceramic composite membrane has membrane surfaces with a membrane median pore size of 0.3 ?m or less. The cordierite-ceramic composite membrane may be a composite formed by firing the cordierite monolith subsequent to applying a cordierite-ceramic composite slip to surfaces thereof. The cordierite-ceramic slip may include cordierite particles and ceramic particles. The cordierite particles may have a cordierite median particle size smaller than the surface median pore size. The ceramic particles may have a ceramic median particle size smaller than the cordierite median particle size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Joel Edward Clinton, Yunfeng Gu
  • Publication number: 20140193634
    Abstract: A composition for treating cellulosic materials is provided. The composition comprises a dispersion of micronized additives. The dispersion comprises additive particles with diameters in the range of 0.001 to 25 microns. Also provided is a method for the application of the additive-containing composition to wood, as well as wood products which have been treated with the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Osmose, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Leach, Jun Zhang
  • Publication number: 20140185301
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an illumination device. The illumination device includes a cap structure. The cap structure is partially coated with a reflective material operable to reflect light. The illumination device includes one or more lighting-emitting devices disposed within the cap structure. The light-emitting devices may be light-emitting diode (LED) chips. The illumination device also includes a thermal dissipation structure. The thermal dissipation structure is coupled to the cap structure in a first direction. The thermal dissipation structure and the cap structure have a coupling interface. The coupling interface extends in a second direction substantially perpendicular to the first direction. The thermal dissipation structure has a portion that intersects the coupling interface at an angle. The angle is in a range from about 60 degrees to about 90 degrees according to some embodiments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: Chih-Hsuan Sun, Wei-Yu Yeh, Hsueh-Hung Fu, Dong Jung Suen
  • Publication number: 20140179509
    Abstract: The invention provides a porous glass ceramic composition manufactured using conventional raw materials and one or more waste materials, wherein the waste materials are capable of producing glass forming oxides, glass modifying oxides and pore forming oxides. The waste materials are selected from a group that includes cullet, pozzolanic waste and fly ash. The invention also provides a method for manufacturing the porous glass ceramic composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicants: Università di Padova, King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology
    Inventors: King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology, Università di Padova
  • Patent number: 8759248
    Abstract: A method of making catalysts includes loading a quantity of catalyst material and quantity of carrier in into a plasma gun in a desired ratio and vaporizing the catalyst material and carrier in a reaction chamber, thereby forming a vapor cloud. The vapor cloud is quenched in a quench chamber to form solid nanoparticles, wherein the quench chamber comprises a frusto-conical body having a wide end, a narrow end, and a quench region formed between the wide end and the narrow end, and a reactive mixture inlet configured to receive the vapor cloud and to supply the vapor cloud into the quench region in the direction of the narrow end. The quench chamber further includes at least one conditioning fluid inlet configured to supply a conditioning fluid into the quench region in the direction of the narrow end. The nanoparticles are bonded to supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: SDCmaterials, Inc.
    Inventors: Maximilian A. Biberger, Stephen Edward Lehman, Jr., Robert Matthew Kevwitch, Qinghua Yin, Jesudos J. Kingsley
  • Patent number: 8739773
    Abstract: A lubricious glass-coated metal cooking article capable of withstanding repeated heating and cooling between room temperature and at least 500° F. without chipping or cracking the glass coating, wherein the glass coating includes about 0.1 to about 20% by weight of a homogeneously distributed dry refractory lubricant material having a particle size less than about 200 ?m. The lubricant material is selected from the group consisting of carbon; graphite; boron nitride; cubic boron nitride; molybdenum (FV) sulfide; molybdenum sulfide; molybdenum (IV) selenide; molybdenum selenide, tungsten (IV) sulfide; tungsten disulfide; tungsten sulfide; silicon nitride (Si3N4); TiN; TiC; TiCN; TiO2; TiAlN; CrN; SiC; diamond-like carbon; tungsten carbide (WC); zirconium oxide (ZrO2); zirconium oxide and 0.1 to 40 weight % aluminum oxide; alumina-zirconia; antimony; antimony oxide; antimony trioxide; and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: SSW Holding Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Ambrose, Gail Mackiewicz-Ludtka, Vinod K. Sikka, Jun Qu
  • Publication number: 20140147242
    Abstract: A seal system, for an apparatus that includes a rotatable portion with airfoils coupled thereto and a stationary portion with an inner surface, includes an abradable portion including at least one abradable layer of an abradable material formed over the inner surface. The seal system also includes an abrading portion disposed over at least a portion of a substrate of the airfoil. The abrading portion includes at least one abrading layer formed on at least a portion of the substrate and a plurality of abrasive particles embedded within the abrading layer. The plurality of abrasive particles includes at least one of substantially all of one of tantalum carbide (TaC), aluminum oxide (Al2O3), and ziconia (ZrO2), cubic boron nitride (cBN) and Al2O3 in predetermined ratios, cBN, Al2O3 and ZrO2 in predetermined ratios, Al2O3 and ZrO2 fused together in predetermined ratios, and TaC and Al2O3 in predetermined ratios.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: NUOVO PIGNONE S.R.L.
    Inventors: Farshad Ghasripoor, Iacopo Giovannetti, Massimo Giannozzi, Krishnamurthy Anand, Nuo Sheng, Nicole Barbara Piche, Luc Stephane LeBlanc, Wayne Charles Hasz, Warren Arthur Nelson, Paul Matthew Thomas, Dennis Michael Gray
  • Publication number: 20140147631
    Abstract: Provided are methods of producing hydrophobic surfaces that in some embodiments include nanoparticle populations that differ in cross-sectional dimension and a coating of a low surface energy material. Also are provided are methods for producing such hydrophobic surfaces. Methods for producing transparent hydrophobic surfaces with functionalized nanoparticles and low surface energy polymers are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: The Trustees of The University of Pennsylvania
    Inventors: Shu Yang, Raghuraman Govindan Kurunakaran, Lebo Xu
  • Publication number: 20140140899
    Abstract: Wall flow particulate filter catalysed at its inlet side with a catalyst having activity in the removal of residual hydro-carbons and carbon monoxide and catalysing at rich burn engine operation conditions the reaction of nitrogen oxides with hydrogen and/or carbon monoxide to ammonia and catalysed at its outlet side with a catalyst having activity in the selective reduction of NOx by reaction with ammonia being formed in the inlet side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Haldor Topsøe A/S
    Inventors: Pär L. Gabrielsson, Keld Johansen
  • Patent number: 8728564
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Valinge Innovation AB
    Inventors: Göran Ziegler, Hans Persson, Rickard Rittinge
  • Publication number: 20140130710
    Abstract: A method for producing a superhydrophobic surface, which includes cellulosic material. The cellulosic material includes nanocellulose particles and the method includes adding the nanocellulose particles to a surface and hydrophobizing the nanocellulose particles with a modifier before, during and/or after the addition of the particles. The invention further relates to a hydrophobic coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: UPM-KYMMENE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Henrikki Mertaniemi, Olli Ikkala, Jan-Erik Teirfolk, Antti Laukkanen, Robin Ras
  • Patent number: 8703234
    Abstract: Methods of coating a magnesium substrate are provided along with coated magnesium substrates. A low melting point material is cold sprayed onto a region of the magnesium substrate. A corrosion resistant material or a zinc material is cold sprayed over at least a portion of the low melting point material to form a coated magnesium substrate. The coated magnesium substrate is then heated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: Guangling Song