Coating Over The Applied Coating Of Particles Patents (Class 427/203)
  • Patent number: 10450681
    Abstract: Methods for forming a hydroentangled scrim sheet are provided. The method can include hydroentangling a scrim sheet having a first layer of staple fibers on a first side of the scrim sheet and a second layer of staple fibers on a second side of the scrim sheet to form a hydroentangled scrim sheet; calendaring the hydroentangled scrim sheet to form a calendared hydroentangled scrim sheet; impregnating the hydroentangled scrim sheet with a saturant composition; drying the saturant composition impregnated into the calendared hydroentangled scrim sheet; applying a bond coat onto a surface of the calendared hydroentangled scrim sheet; and applying a top coat onto the bond coat. The top coat is, in one embodiment, configured to provide a surface for further coatings thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Neenah, Inc.
    Inventor: Ganesh Deka
  • Patent number: 10399374
    Abstract: Methods of printing a three-dimensional object, layer by layer are provided. Layers are formed by printing a bulk region with a white building material; inkjet printing a circumferential region surrounding the bulk region that is part of an apparent colored surface of the three-dimensional object, the circumferential region includes colored voxels formed by depositing a transparent building material and one or more color additive materials and inkjet printing a transparent layer around the circumferential region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: STRATASYS LTD.
    Inventor: Eliahu M. Kritchman
  • Patent number: 10310141
    Abstract: A metamaterial structure may include a first nanoparticle and a second nanoparticle containing a different material from the first nanoparticle. The first and second nanoparticles may be provided to be adjacent to each other and to be in an electrically-coupled state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignees: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE, KOREA UNIVERSITY RESEARCH AND BUSINESS FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Sunghoon Hong, Heon Lee, Yong Suk Yang, In-Kyu You, Soo-Jung Kim, Hak-Jong Choi
  • Patent number: 10077499
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: James Sullivan, Robert Guillemette, Jinkyu Choi, Wayne E. Petroskey, Eric K. Hansen, Anthony G. Chory, Young Hanh Le Do
  • Patent number: 9944819
    Abstract: An eco-friendly lacquer composition and a method of preparing the eco-friendly lacquer composition are provided. The eco-friendly lacquer composition may include 43% by weight (wt %) to 55 wt % of an acrylic modified alkyd resin including a modified alkyd resin and dimethyl carbonate; 17 wt % to 23 wt % of acetone; and 28 wt % to 34 wt % of tert-butyl acetate, and may be an anti-corrosion lacquer applied onto a surface of a metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: BUYOUNG INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Gi Young Roh
  • Patent number: 9873236
    Abstract: A coated substrate may provide soft touch and superhydrophobicity. In example implementations herein, a substrate may be provided with a microstructure on at least a portion of at least one surface of the substrate. A first, water-based soft touch coating may be on at least a portion of the microstructure. A second, solvent-based superhydrophobic coating may be on at least a portion of the first coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin Voss, KT (Kuan-Ting) Wu, James Chang
  • Patent number: 9731440
    Abstract: A molding material comprising the following components (A) to (D) at the following ratios, in which the component (D) is bonded to a composite comprising the components (A) to (C) and the order in the weight average molecular weight is component (D)>component (B)>component (C); (A) 1 to 75 wt % of a reinforcing fiber bundle; (B) 0.01 to 10 wt % of a first propylene-based resin; (C) 0.01 to 10 wt % of a second propylene-based resin having carboxylate groups bound to the polymer chains thereof; and (D) 5 to 98.98 wt % of a third propylene-based resin. A molding material of this invention provides a long fiber-reinforced thermoplastic resin molding material containing a propylene-based resin as the matrix resin, which allows the reinforcing fibers to be well dispersed into the molded article produced at the time of injection molding and allows the molded article produced to have excellent mechanical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Masato Honma, Atsuki Tsuchiya, Keiichi Asami
  • Patent number: 9225005
    Abstract: A lithium-transition metal compound powder for a positive-electrode material of lithium secondary batteries can include a lithium-transition metal compound that is capable of an insertion and elimination of lithium ions. The particles in the powder contain, in the inner part thereof, a compound that, when analyzed by an SEM-EDX method, has peaks derived from Group-16 elements belonging to the third or later periods of the periodic table and Group-5 to Group-7 elements belonging to the fifth and sixth periods of the periodic table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jungmin Kim, Kenji Shizuka
  • Publication number: 20150104658
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of aqueous multistage polymer dispersions obtainable by free-radically initiated aqueous emulsion polymerization, having a soft phase and a hard phase and having a hard-to-soft stage ratio of 25% to 95% by weight to 75% to 5% by weight, the glass transition temperature (Tg) of the soft phase, as first stage, being ?30 to 0° C. and that of the hard phase, as second stage, being 20 to 60° C., comprising at least one monomer of the general formula I in which the variables have the following definitions: n=0 to 2, R1, R2, R3=independently of one another hydrogen or methyl group, X?O or NH, Y?H, alkali metal or NH4, to coat metal sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Ekkehard Jahns, Hans-Juergen Denu, Sebastian Roller, Alexander Kurek
  • Patent number: 8999438
    Abstract: The field of the invention relates to systems and methods for surface treatments, and more particularly to systems and methods for surface treatments, modifications or coatings using micro- and nano-structure particles for both super-hydrophobic and super-oleophobic properties. In one embodiment, a method of treating surfaces to impart both super-hydrophobic and super-oleophobic properties includes the steps of pre-treating a substrate surface; assembling dual-scale nanoparticles onto the surface of the substrate; and treating the dual-scale nanoparticle coated surface with SiCl4 to cross-link the nanoparticles to each other and to the surface of the substrate creating a robust nano-structured topographic surface having both super-hydrophobic and super-oleophobic properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventors: Weixing Lu, Allan Roberts
  • Publication number: 20150093566
    Abstract: A wear resistant coating and a method of forming a wear resistant coating on a substrate. The method includes applying a plurality of round particles to the substrate, each of the plurality of round particles including a round outer layer encapsulating a wear resistant element. The method comprises applying a wear resistant coating binder to the substrate. The method includes heating the plurality of round particles and the wear resistant coating binder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Andrew BELL
  • Patent number: 8993049
    Abstract: A method of forming a surface layer, the surface layer including a first, second and third layer, the method including: forming a first layer including at least 50% by weight of fibers, forming a second layer including at least 50% by weight of wear resistant particles, forming a third layer including at least 50% by weight of particles of a thermosetting binder, and pressing, under heat and pressure, the first, second, and third layers together to combine and mix the fibers of the first layer, the wear resistant particles of the second layer, and the thermosetting binder of the third layer to form the surface layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Valinge Flooring Technology AB
    Inventor: Darko Pervan
  • 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: 8940361
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, the invention relates to an article having a liquid-impregnated surface. The surface includes a matrix of solid features (e.g., non-toxic and/or edible features) spaced sufficiently close to stably contain a liquid therebetween or therewithin, wherein the liquid is non-toxic and/or edible. The article may contain, for example, a food or other consumer product, such as ketchup, mustard, or mayonnaize.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Jonathan David Smith, Rajeev Dhiman, Adam T. Paxson, Christopher J. Love, Brian R. Solomon, Kripa K. Varanasi
  • Patent number: 8936745
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of fabricating a painted substrate (30) using powder paint (21), said substrate being electrically insulating, during which method the following steps are performed in succession: a) a treatment coating (10) is placed on a mold (1), said treatment coating (10) including at least one preparation layer (11, 12) based on an unmolding agent (15, 15?) in contact with said mold (1); b) said treatment coating (10) is electrostatically covered with powder paint (21) in such a manner that said powder paint (21) is attracted towards said mold (1) and is held against the treatment coating (10); c) said powder paint (21) is transformed at least in part in order to obtain a sheet (20) of powder paint (21); and d) said substrate (30) is prepared on said sheet (20) in order to obtain said painted substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Helicopters
    Inventors: Claire Chairat, Olivier Burel, Jean-Marc Berthier
  • Publication number: 20150001156
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus provide for an inorganic substrate having at least one surface having a plurality of pores; zero valent nanoparticles deposited on the at least one surface and within at least some of the pores; and a stabilizer engaging the zero valent nanoparticles and operating to inhibit oxidation of the zero valent nanoparticles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Benedict Yorke Johnson
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140377475
    Abstract: A cross-linkable UV curable coating layer disposed over flocked fibers on an automotive component requiring improved squeak and itch resistance and freeze release is provided. The coating layer includes an elongated member having along a pre-determined portion of the member flocked fibers. The elongated member finds application as a weatherstrip or seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Krishnamachari GOPALAN, Michael W. PINTER, Jacob J. LAFOREST
  • Publication number: 20140370313
    Abstract: A method is provided for metallization of substrates providing a high adhesion of the deposited metal to the substrate material and thereby forming a durable bond. The method applies novel adhesion promoting agents comprising nanometer-sized particles prior to metallization. The particles have at least one attachment group bearing a functional chemical group suitable for binding to the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas Thomas, Lutz Brandt, Lutz Stamp, Hans-Jürgen Schreier
  • Publication number: 20140363570
    Abstract: A sliding bearing includes a bearing surface which comprises a material in which an alloy material based on CuSnX (0.01<X<9), CuNi2Si, or CuFe2P is used. A method for producing such a sliding bearing and a use for CuNi2Si, CuFe2P, and CuSnX in a sliding bearing is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: Federal-Mogul Wiesbaden GmbH
    Inventors: Holger Schmitt, Daniel Meister, David M. Saxton
  • Patent number: 8905561
    Abstract: Provided are a reflective structure, a display apparatus including the reflective structure, and methods of manufacturing the reflective structure and the display apparatus. The reflective structure may include a reflective layer having a multiple uneven structure. The reflective layer may have a curved surface as a result of a plurality of first uneven portions, and wherein the curved surface may has a plurality of second uneven portions having a scale less than that of the first uneven portions. The plurality of first uneven portions may have a micro-scale size, and the plurality of second uneven portions may have a nano-scale size. The reflective layer may be arranged on a lower structure including a plurality of nanoparticles. A flexible material layer may be formed on the reflective layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Moon Gyu Han, Hong-seok Lee, Jung H. Shin, Kyung Jae Chung
  • Publication number: 20140349007
    Abstract: A cold spray coating process is disclosed. The cold spray coating process includes positioning a cold spray nozzle relative to a bearing assembly, rotating the bearing assembly, and directing a powdered babbitt material through the cold spray nozzle, to a surface of the rotating bearing assembly. The powdered babbitt material adheres to the surface of the rotating bearing assembly, forming a coating on the surface. Another cold spray coating process includes positioning the cold spray nozzle relative to a bearing assembly, rotating the cold spray nozzle, and directing a powdered babbitt material through the cold spray nozzle, to a surface of the bearing assembly. The powdered babbitt material adheres to the surface, the rotating of the cold spray nozzle forming a coating on the surface. Another cold spray coating process includes monitoring properties of the coating on the surface of the bearing assembly with a coating monitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Gary Austin LAMBERTON, Kathleen Blanche MOREY, Andrew Batton WITNEY
  • Patent number: 8889253
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for covering a substrate with a polymer film characterized in that, prior to the deposition of said polymer film, nanoparticles are adsorbed electrostatically onto the surface of said substrate to be covered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
    Inventors: Patrick Kekicheff, Maryline Clauzel
  • Publication number: 20140329082
    Abstract: An article includes a substrate having a first major surface and optionally a second major surface. A layering arrangement is disposed on either or both of the first major surface and the second major surface. The layering arrangement includes a carbon layer and a conducting polymer layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Ranjith Divigalpitiya, Sabastine Ezugwu, Giovanni Fanchini
  • Publication number: 20140295095
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for the continuous powder coating of a non-conductive profile produced in a continuous forming process, such as pultrusion or extrusion, such that the profile is powder coated while on the profile forming machine and before the subject segment of the continuous profile is severed from the continuous profile on the forming machine (i.e. in-line).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Robert Langlois, Jeffrey Sugar, Gary Sugar
  • Publication number: 20140260019
    Abstract: A corner bead for wallboard applications comprising a polymeric core having a bonding surface for bonding to wallboard wherein the bonding surface has applied thereto a water activated adhesive which is bonded to the polymeric core by a curable adhesive having embedded therein fibers which are also embedded in the water activated adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: John S. Conboy
  • Patent number: 8793873
    Abstract: A method of providing a printhead assembly having a hydrophilic ink pathway and a hydrophobic ink ejection face. The method includes the steps of: providing a printhead assembly comprising a printhead attached to an ink supply manifold, the printhead comprising a nozzle plate having a hydrophobic coating and a protective metal film disposed on the hydrophobic coating; treating surfaces of an ink pathway in the printhead assembly with a solution comprising an alkoxylated polyethyleneimine; drying the surfaces; and removing the protective metal film so as to reveal the hydrophobic coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Memjet Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: Simon Fielder, Lewis Matich, Kia Silverbrook, Gregory John McAvoy, Rónán Pádraig Seán O'Reilly, Emma Rose Kerr
  • Publication number: 20140205776
    Abstract: A knitted spacer fabric has a tightly knitted bottom layer, a more loosely knitted upper layer and linking fibres extending across the space between the lower and upper faces. Settable material, e.g. cement, is introduced into the space between the upper and lower faces and can be caused to set by the addition of a liquid, e.g. water. Until set, the fabric is flexible and can be shaped but after the material in space has set, the fabric is rigid and can be used as a structural element in a wide range of situations. The bottom layer has an extension that extends beyond the upper face and is connected to the upper face by elastic connecting fibres that draw the extension towards the other face, thereby at least partly closing the space at the edge of the cloth and preventing the settable material from spilling out.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: CONCRETE CANVAS TECHNOLOGY LTD.
    Inventors: William Campbell Crawford, Peter Eric Brewin
  • Patent number: 8778056
    Abstract: There are provided a process for producing a zeolite membrane which, even when large, has few defects and which has higher separation performance than conventional zeolite membranes, and a zeolite membrane obtained by the process. In the process, the structure-directing agent is removed in the atmosphere having an O2 concentration of 22.0 vol % or more. Specifically, the process includes: a particle adhesion step of allowing zeolite particles functioning as seeds to flow down the surface of the substrate by means of the weight of the slurry itself, thereby adhering to the substrate and a membrane-forming step of forming a zeolite membrane on the substrate by immersing the substrate having the zeolite particles adhering thereto in sol containing the structure-directing agent for hydrothermal synthesis, thereby forming a zeolite membrane on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Uchikawa, Kenji Yajima, Makiko Niino
  • Publication number: 20140183087
    Abstract: A fluid tank for micro-fluid ejection devices is provided. The fluid tank includes housing with an interior surface coating. The interior surface coating has a highly hydrophobic to super hydrophobic surface with water contact angle of greater than about 120° and surface energy of less than about 20 mJ/m2. The interior surface coating includes nanoparticles and hydrophobic materials. The fluid tank is suitable as ink container having ink level measurement system, and allows an accurate and quickly responsive ink level measurement system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sean Terrance Weaver, Jason T. McReynolds, Marvin Nicholson, III, Samuel Shawn Preston
  • Patent number: 8758902
    Abstract: A product including a damping substrate and a layer over a portion thereof, the layer including graphite, and a body portion positioned so that the layer is interposed between the body portion and the damping substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. Hanna, Shung H. Sung
  • Patent number: 8753425
    Abstract: A method of preparing a supported gas separation membrane, comprising: preparing crystalline seeds from a synthesis mixture comprising an aluminum source, a phosphorous source, a silicon source, at least one organic templating agent and water; applying the seeds to a porous support to produce a seeded porous support; contacting the seeded porous support with a synthesis gel under hydrothermal synthesis conditions to produce a coated porous support; and calcining the coated porous support is described. A supported gas separation membrane made by this method is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Brendan Dermot Murray, Paul Jason Williams
  • Patent number: 8753526
    Abstract: The present application relates to a porous thin film having holes, wherein the holes are formed in the top part and/or the bottom part of the thin film and the holes are linked to the pores of the thin film; and the present invention also relates to a production method for a porous thin film having holes, comprising the use of a particle alignment layer as a mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Industry-University Cooperation Foundation Sogang University
    Inventors: Kyung Byung Yoon, Hyun Sung Kim, Myunpyo Hong, Na Pi Ha
  • Patent number: 8747946
    Abstract: There is provided a pre-treatment method for improving an adhesion of a thin film which includes: preparing a base metal including a single metal or alloy; preparing a coating powder including powder of one or more single metals or an alloy thereof; forming a porous metal coating layer on a surface of the base metal, on which a thin film is to be deposited, by cold-spraying the coating powder and a process gas to the surface of the base metal; and depositing the thin film on the coating layer, wherein the thin film includes metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Ajou University Industry Cooperation Foundation
    Inventors: Kyung Hyun Ko, Hyuk Jun Lee
  • Publication number: 20140141211
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for self-assembly of arbitrarily-shaped metal nanostructures using specifically-designed patterns on nucleic acid scaffolds. The methods involve using the nucleic acid scaffolds as templates on which a second material patterned, as seed nuclei. The patterns are then selectively plated with metal using an electro-less plating process to create arbitrarily-shaped metal nanostructures that are not constrained by the structure of the scaffold. The methods herein use controlled-growth processes to actively select the dimensions, positions, and alignments of the patterns to create different arbitrary shapes of metal nanostructures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventors: Si-Ping Han, Robert Barish, Michael J. Hochberg, Saurabh Vyawahare, Hareem Maune
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140120340
    Abstract: Articles having a hydrophobic coating are provided. More specifically, the articles include a substrate, a primer layer of acid-sintered silica nanoparticles, and a hydrophobic hydrocarbon layer attached to the primer layer. The hydrophobic hydrocarbon layer is formed by reaction of the primer layer with a silane compound having a reactive silyl group and a hydrophobic hydrocarbon group. Due to the presence of the primer layer, the silane compounds can be attached to variety of substrates. The articles typically have surface that is easy to clean, smudge resistant, and fingerprint resistant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Justin A. Riddle, Naiyong Jing
  • Patent number: 8709547
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of a super-slippery thin-layer film or coating for enhancing the lubrication capacity of a part to be subjected to great friction and wear. The film of the invention for improving the lubrication capacity of parts to be subjected to important friction and wear includes at least: a layer (3) of a hard material selected from titanium nitride (TiN), chromium nitride (CrN), titanium carbide (TiC), chromium carbide (CrC), tungsten carbide (W2C) and tungsten carbide-carbon composites (WC/C), alumina (AI2O3), molybdenum sulphide (MoS2), and materials of the hydrogenated amorphous carbon type (a: CH), the layer including on one surface thereof a series of dips and protrusions; and a layer (4) of an oleophilic material. The invention can particularly be used in the field of mechanics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives
    Inventors: Cedric Ducros, Jerome Gavillet
  • Patent number: 8697186
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a mask having submillimetric openings, in which: for a masking layer, a first solution of colloidal nanoparticles in a first solvent is deposited, the particles having a given glass transition temperature Tg, the drying of the masking layer, known as the first masking layer, is carried out at a temperature below said temperature Tg until a mask having a two-dimensional network of substantially straight-edged submillimetric openings, that defines a mask zone known as a network mask zone is obtained, a solid mask zone is formed by a liquid deposition, on the face, of a second masking zone, the solid mask zone being adjacent to and in contact with the network mask zone, and/or at least one cover zone is formed, the cover zone being in contact with the network mask zone, and/or after the drying of the first masking layer, a filled mask zone is formed by filling, via a liquid route, openings of a portion of the network mask zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Glass France
    Inventors: Georges Zagdoun, Bernard Nghiem, Emmanuel Valentin, Svetoslav Tchakarov
  • Patent number: 8679583
    Abstract: A method of making an antifouling article includes providing a mold having a mold cavity and a mold surface for defining an article. The method also includes applying a mold release material to the mold surface. The method further includes coating the mold surface with a plurality of metallic powder particles comprising an antifouling agent. Still further, the method includes filling the mold with a curable polymeric material. Yet further, the method includes curing the polymeric material and forming an article having a surface defined by the mold surface, the surface of the article having the plurality of metallic powder particles disposed thereon and comprising an antifouling coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: The Johns Hopkins University
    Inventors: Charles W. Kerechanin, II, Justin S. Morrison, Craig B. Leese, Paul J. Biermann, Ryan J. Forrest, William R. Setzler
  • Publication number: 20140063595
    Abstract: Provided are an electromagnetic wave absorber having a multi-layered structure absorbing an electromagnetic wave, particularly, a terahertz wave, and a method of fabricating the electromagnetic wave absorber. The electromagnetic wave absorber includes a substrate having a predetermined refractive index for an electromagnetic wave, and a plurality of glass spheres arrayed into at least one layer on an upper part of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: GWANGJU INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Jae Hyung JANG, Dae Seon KIM, Dong Hyun KIM, Se Hyun HWANG
  • Patent number: 8663973
    Abstract: The invention relates to microscopic structures and methods of making and using the structures. A method of forming a microscopic structure of a material includes obtaining a solution (310) containing the material, establishing a flowing stream of the solution (310) in a capillary (104), wherein the capillary (104) has an inner dimension that is smaller than about 300 micrometers, and maintaining the stream until a layer is built up along an inner wall of the capillary (104) from material deposited from the flowing stream, thereby forming a microscopic structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Tufts University
    Inventors: David J. Monk, David R. Walt
  • Publication number: 20140034179
    Abstract: A system of insulation and jacketing of industrial equipment is provided comprising an insulation layer comprising one or more layers of insulation applied to an outer surface of the equipment and a jacketing layer applied and adhered to an outer surface of the insulation layer. An outer surface of an outermost layer of insulation is conditioned to form a smooth outer surface and promote adhesion of the jacketing layer to the insulation layer. A method of insulating and jacketing industrial equipment is also provided comprising the steps of applying an insulation layer to an outer surface of the equipment, conditioning an outer surface of an outermost layer of insulation and applying and adhering a jacketing layer to an outer surface of the insulation layer. Conditioning the insulation layer serves to smoothen the outer surface and promote adhesion of the jacketing layer to the insulation layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventor: Calvin Doyle HEYDEN
  • Patent number: 8597819
    Abstract: A separator for an electrochemical cell, comprising (A) a flexible perforate support, and (B) a porous ceramic material which fills the perforations in the support and is suitable for receiving an ion-conducting electrolyte, wherein the porous ceramic material comprises a first porous layer which is characterized by an average pore size and also at least one second porous layer for contacting with an electrode, the second porous layer having an average pore size which is smaller than the average pore size of the first porous layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Volker Hennige, Christian Hying, Gerhard Hoerpel, Petr Novak, Jens Vetter
  • Publication number: 20130309409
    Abstract: There is provided a coating for a body of steel or a carbon fiber reinforced plastic material with an adhesion-promoting layer of thermoplastic that is deposited on the body, in the surface near material matrix of which solid particles are embedded in a form-fitting adhering manner such that a partial region of particles projects from the adhesion promoting layer. For producing such a coating, the adhesion-promoting layer is heated to a honey-like viscosity, and powder particles are injected by thermal spraying, into the surface near material matrix of the heated adhesion-promoting layer in a form-fitting adhering manner such that the tips of particles project. These tips connect to deposited powder particles which form the functional layer of oxide ceramic such as Al2O3, Cr2O3, TiO2, SiO2 or ZrO2 or mixtures therefrom and/or wear resistant hard metal such as WC/Co, Cr3C2/NiCr, NiCrBSi, WC/Ni, TiC/Ni, molybdenum, or chromium or mixtures or alloys thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: Gerhard Johner, Markus Kirst, Christian Dudazy
  • Publication number: 20130306737
    Abstract: The invention relates to a security tag made unique by randomly distributing a mixture of large numbers of multicolored small objects, such as two colored glass balls, into a regular geometric array or pattern onto a substrate and encapsulating those objects. The objects in the regular array on the substrate will create a unique, non-reproducible pattern. The data, saved to a secure database, can be processed and calculated quantities can be derived from the field of binary data, which can be affixed to the document or manufactured part that the stamp is affixed to. The regular array can be read out by scanner, quantities calculated, and compared to the values printed on the part or document. Additionally, the regular array can be read out by optical scanner and parts or all of the data compared to the data stored in the secure database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventor: James Freeman
  • Patent number: 8580337
    Abstract: An article may be fabricated by coupling a thermoplastic to a bonding interface layer, and applying a coating layer to the surface of the bonding interface layer. A bonding interface layer may comprise catalytic nanoparticles embedded within and/or encapsulated by one or more radiatively unstable polymers. Application of ionizing radiation to the article may release a catalyst at the bonding interface. Application of heat and/or stress to the article may enhance catalytic degradation of the remaining bonding interface and uncoupling of the thermoplastic from the coating layer. Embodiments of methods, compositions, articles and/or systems may be disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventor: Angele Sjong
  • Patent number: 8563081
    Abstract: Fabrication and arrangement of nanoparticles into one-dimensional linear chains is achieved by successive chemical reactions, each reaction adding one or more nanoparticles by building onto exposed, unprotected linker functionalities. Optionally, protecting groups may be used to control and organize growth. Nanoparticle spheres are functionalized in a controlled manner in order to enable covalent linkages. Functionalization of nanoparticles is accomplished by either ligand exchange or chemical modification of the terminal functional groups of the capping ligand. Nanoparticle chains are obtained by a variety of connectivity modes such as direct coupling, use of linker molecules, and use of linear polymeric templates. In particular, a versatile building block system is obtained through controlled monofunctionalization of nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Joseph M. Jacobson, David W. Mosley, Kie-Moon Sung
  • Patent number: 8557335
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and an apparatus for producing a hydrophobic surface on to a material. The invention involves directing at a surface to be structured a particle spray structuring the surface so as to structure the surface, and coating the structured surface with a hydrophobic material. According to the invention, particles larger than a determined size d2 are separated from the particle spray by at least one impaction nozzle, which particles are directed at the surface to be structured such that they collide with the surface to be structured, producing a structure thereon. Next, the structured surface is coated by a gas deposition method in which the structured surface is subjected to alternate surface reactions of starting materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Beneq Oy
    Inventors: Milja Makela, Juha Kauppinen, Markku Rajala
  • Publication number: 20130255543
    Abstract: The specification discloses a method for containing spills on shelving and the like, and the resulting support members made in accordance with the method, by providing the generally flat top surface of a support with a hydrophobic surface which is arranged in a spill containment pattern and which is generally in the plane of the top surface of the support. The majority of the top surface of the support consists of one or more spill containment areas which are of a non-hydrophobic nature and which are bounded by the hydrophobic surfaces, such that spills on the shelving collect in the non-hydrophobic spill containment area or areas and are prevented from spreading by the hydrophobic surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: SSW Holding Company, Inc.
    Inventors: John Patrick Driver, Matthew McMillin, Bradley M. Nall