Silicon Compound Containing Particles (e.g., Sand, Etc.) Patents (Class 427/204)
  • Patent number: 5277940
    Abstract: A metastable crystal layer is deposited by chemical plasma deposition on diamonds at subatmospheric pressure (10.sup.-3 Torr) at C. The metastable layer enables the diamond to be metallurgically bonded to a suitable substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 11, 1994
    Assignee: Diamond Technologies Company
    Inventor: Luis X. Caballero
  • Patent number: 5277936
    Abstract: The oxidation resistance of MCrAlY-type overlay coatings is improved by incorporating small discrete oxide particles into the coating. The particles are preferably yttrium oxide, and the coating is applied by simultaneously plasma spraying MCrAlY-type powder particles and oxide particles onto a substrate in a nonoxidizing atmosphere. Improvements in resistance to rumpling has also been observed in coatings applied according to this invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 11, 1994
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Walter E. Olson, Dinesh K. Gupta
  • Patent number: 5266354
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a coated fabric of a polyester fiber exhibiting no staining caused by migration of a dispersed dye and a method for preparation thereof. The present invention catches a dye migrating in a resin by using fine inorganic particles having dye-absorption capabilities to confine dye molecules in fine pores thereof, and to prevent the surface of another fabric from staining due to dye-migration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1993
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Syunroku Tohyama, Masami Ikeyama, Ikuko Nakabe
  • Patent number: 5254371
    Abstract: This method comprises the following steps, which are compatible with thin-film technology: forming a bottom electrode (2) on an insulating substrate (1), depositing a humidity-sensitive polymer layer (5) of uniform thickness on the bottom electrode (2) leaving contact areas (3a, 3b) uncovered, activating surface bonds of the polymer layer (5), applying a colloidal dispersion of SiO.sub.2 or Al.sub.2 O.sub.3 particles (6) of uniform grain size as a thin layer to the polymer layer (5) and subsequently drying it, depositing a cover electrode (7) on the particles (6) still evenly distributed on the polymer layer (5) after the drying of the dispersion, and removing the particles (6) together with the portions of the cover electrode (7) overlying them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1993
    Assignee: Endress u. Hauser GmbH u. Co.
    Inventors: Frank Hegner, Traugott Kallfass
  • Patent number: 5244304
    Abstract: A paving composition comprises a cement binder, a dispersible latex polymer binder, and a mineral aggregate filler such as sand. The filler may be made up of mineral fines such as fly ash, mineral aggregate such as sand, and/or an elastomeric filler such as ground rubber particles. The composition may further include a defoamer, a plasticizer and a dispersible pigment, the latter preferably being a black pigment to color the composition to that of asphalt pavement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1993
    Assignee: American Stone-Mix, Inc.
    Inventors: Ed Weill, Geoffrey A. Crenson
  • Patent number: 5209949
    Abstract: A structural surface such as a wall or pavement related to a building has a patterned layer of stones, which externally retains the texture of the stones. The surface is given a coating of adhesive. A mask of the desired pattern is placed on the adhesive coating. Stones of one characteristics, e.g. color or size, are applied over the mask and adhere to the adhesive layer where the adhesive remains exposed through openings in the mask pattern. Non-adhering stones of the first characteristic are removed; the mask is removed exposing a pattern on the structural surface of said adhesive coating. Stones of a second characteristic are applied to the surface and adhere to the exposed adhesive coating. Excess, non-adhering stones are removed leaving a patterned stony surface, which is then covered with a thin layer of clear plastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1993
    Inventor: Hideharu Osada
  • Patent number: 5176940
    Abstract: The invention concerns a roll or cylinder or roll coating for a pulp machine, paper machine, or paper finishing machine, in which application the roll or equivalent comprises a cylinder mantle of cast iron or steel or any other, equivalent metal, which bears the mechanical loads. On the rollor cylinder mantle, fixed to the outer face of the frame mantle, there is a resilient polymer coating, and onto said polymer coating a coating is fixed which is by several orders thinner than the radial thickness of the polymer coating. Said coating fixed onto the outer face of the polymer coating is a metal, ceramic, or cermet coating or a plastic coating. The invention further concerns a method for the manufacture of a roll coating in accordance with the invention as well as the use of such rolls and coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1993
    Assignee: Valmet Paper Machinery Inc.
    Inventors: Jukka Salo, Pentti Lehtonen
  • Patent number: 5167989
    Abstract: Process for coating tacky surface areas of an object, e.g., polymer surfaces making tacky areas by irradiation, commprising bringing particulate coating material, e.g., pigments, metals, etc., into contact with the tacky surface areas, and removing excess particulate coating material particularly from non-tacky areas, the particulate coating material being compressed beyond its bulk density by continuous vibration for at least a part of the time the particulate coating material is in contact with the surface to be coated. The process is useful in the preparation of color TV screens, electrical circuits, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1992
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Dietmar Dudek, Reiner Stoll, Thomas Pfeiffer, Robert W. Hooley
  • Patent number: 5164220
    Abstract: A metastable crystal layer is deposited by chemical plasma deposition on diamonds at subatmospheric pressure (10.sup.-3 Torr) at C. The metastable layer enables the diamond to be metallurgically bonded to a suitable substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1992
    Assignee: Diamond Technologies Company
    Inventor: Luis X. Caballero
  • Patent number: 5154959
    Abstract: A process for the manufacture of a decorative product particularly for use in the ornamental field, in which selected organic chemical compounds are employed, which are prepared and applied in a way to confer to the same product favorable safety characteristics during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1992
    Assignee: Societa Italiana VTRO-SIV-S.p.A.
    Inventor: Vincenzo Dei Rossi
  • Patent number: 5137747
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel desiccant powder and its use for the drying of solid substrates wetted by an aqueous or oily liquid such as, in particular, grains or seeds having undergone a coating or surface film-forming treatment.According to the invention, this desiccant powder contains at least 50% by weight of absorbents with respect to the toal weight of the said powder, being preferably available in the form of particles having a mean diameter less than about, the said absorbents being constituted of at least one aluminosilicate, in particular mica, to at least 25% by weight with respect to the total weight of the said absorbents.This powder makes possible, in particular, the drying of colored grains or seeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1992
    Assignee: Societe d'Exploitation de Produits pour les Industries Chimiques - S.E.P.P.I.C.
    Inventors: Michel Malandain, Gerard Trouve, Christine Le Borgne
  • Patent number: 5124178
    Abstract: A skid-resistant, surface marking material is disclosed. The skid-resistant, surface marking material comprises a polymer matrix phase and a plurality of opaque ceramic spheroids partially embedded in and protruding from the top surface of the matrix layer. The ceramic spheroids have rounded surfaces and no substantial points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1992
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Robert A. Haenggi, James A. Laird
  • Patent number: 5118527
    Abstract: A method of packaging dry grout involving a novel aluminum product for use in packaged dry grout. Aluminum flakes conventionally used as an expanding agent in a grout fluidifier are coated with a film which has limited sensitivity to the moisture and the alkali (cement) in dry grout and are then blended with the materials (comprising cement ) to be packaged as a dry grout for mixing with water to form a wet grout. The coating used is highly sensitive to the water and/or alkaline nature of the wet grout and readily deteriorates when the dry grout is mixed with water. A coating and binder, e.g., sodium silicate, may be used to coat the aluminum flakes and to adhere the aluminum to micro-particles, such as glassy microspheres, prior to a dry grout blending operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1992
    Inventor: Alfonzo L. Wilson
  • Patent number: 5108790
    Abstract: Dry cementitious compositions and packages and methods for their application. The dry compositions do not have to be mixed with water but instead are poured, sprayed or troweled onto a substrate which contains water in an amount in excess of that necessary for the hydration of the cementitious materials. These compositions can be applied by layering, dropping through a conduit, or preferably, merely dropped into the water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1992
    Inventor: H. Nash Babcock
  • Patent number: 5075137
    Abstract: A method of weathering a model of an object is described. The model to be weathered most desirably is a hobbyist model, such as used by model railroaders and military modelers, and it is rust that is simulated. A suspension of a rust-colored coloring agent is applied to the surface of the model within a carrier which is adapted to spread the same as flakes over the surface. The carrier is then removed by drying the model to leave the flakes. A second coloring agent of a different color is applied to the model over the dried flakes to enhance weathered appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1991
    Inventor: Leonard C. Kuras
  • Patent number: 5071679
    Abstract: The process comprises the steps of forming a fibrous reinforcement with silicium carbide fibers, forming on the fibers an intermediate coating designed to constitute an interface between the fibers and a matrix, and forming a matrix in ceramic material within the residual porosity of the fibrous reinforcement. In a step prior to the formation of the intermediate coating, a treatment is carried out by the chemical route for the elimination of the silica present on the surface of the silicium carbide fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1991
    Assignee: Societe Europeenne de Propulsion
    Inventors: Louis Heraud, Joelle Lalande
  • Patent number: 5053253
    Abstract: A skid-resistant pavement marking sheet including a top surface and a plurality of skid-resistant ceramic spheroids embedded in and protruding from the surface. The ceramic spheroids are fired from a raw material mixture including 10-97 wt. % mineral particulates, 3-90 wt. % alumina, and at least 1 wt. % binder, at a temperature of about C., have an outer surface rich in alumina concentration relative to the center of the spheroid, and are resistant to crushing and fracturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1991
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Robert A. Haenggi, James A. Laird
  • Patent number: 5039557
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for applying or re-applying retro-reflective glass beads to in-place thermoplastic pavement marking lines. A heated container warms the beads to a temperature below their melting point but above the melting point of the line. The heated beads are then uniformly dispersed onto the surface of the line. Heat from each bead is thereby transferred into the surrounding thermoplastic material, causing the material to melt and the bead to adhere. The beads are then embedded into the thermoplastic by suitable means such as a roller. By adjusting the temperature of the beads and/or the downward force of the rollers, the depth of the embedded beads can be controlled for optimum reflectivity and adhesion, and variations in ambient operating conditions can be accommodated. The line is usable by traffic essentially immediately after bead application. The same apparatus can be used to apply beads of varying sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 13, 1991
    Inventor: Terrence H. White
  • Patent number: 5035920
    Abstract: A two-part system and method for increasing the reflex-reflectivity of a substrate is disclosed wherein a first aerosol dispensing means containing a first coating composition capable of forming a base coating on a substrate and a second aerosol dispensing means containing a second coating composition capable of imparting reflex-reflectivity to the base coating is employed. The first coating composition comprises a binder resin and a solvent in which the binder resin is dissolved and the second coating composition contains transparent microspheres having a particle size from about 45 to about 90 microns and a carrier in which the transparent microspheres are dispersible. The substrate is coated first with the first coating composition via aerosol means to form a base coating which is subsequently coated with the second coating to impart reflex-reflectivity to the base coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1991
    Assignee: Fox Valley Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Smrt, Abdul F. Khan
  • Patent number: 5024711
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for preparing a surface for bonding with a synthetic resin. In the method, a layer is applied onto a substrate surface by sand blasting with a composition comprising (A) 0.01 to 90% by weight of an optionally silanized material having a particle size less than 5 .mu.m and having a hardness greater than that of the substrate surface, and/or (B) 20 to 100% by weight of a silanized siliceous material having an average particle size of 2 to 200 .mu.m, and (C) the remainder of the sand blasting composition having an average particle size greater than 5 .mu.m, and optionally the layer is thereafter silanized. The invention is further directed to the above-mentioned composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 18, 1991
    Assignee: Thera
    Inventors: Oswald Gasser, Rainer Guggenberger, Bernd Burger
  • Patent number: 5015499
    Abstract: Composite or assembled gemstones are usually made by laminating together several layers of rock or mineral substances. Established lapidary processes used in making these stones are very effective when the gem-material part of the composite stone is of stable composition. Such material can then be easily cut and ground into the smooth flat layers necessary for laminating. These same methods, however, prove much less effective when applied to poorly-consolidated gem material: material that because of its friable nature tends to chip and flake when attempts are made to cut it into layers. My process is designed specifically for use on this latter type of gem material and is especially suited to processing gem-quality fossil ammonite shell. This process differs from the traditional methods in that it eliminates the need for cutting and grinding the gem material into smooth, flat layers. Instead, the gem material is simply shredded or fragmented into a mass of small, thin flakes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1991
    Inventor: Santo Carbone
  • Patent number: 5013347
    Abstract: A structure for packaging semiconductor integrated circuits including a ceramic housing consisting of a base and cap having opposed mating surfaces for subsequent mating during a cap-to-base sealing operation that encapsulates an integrated circuit within the ceramic housing. Each of the base and cap mating surfaces having at least one thin sintered layer consisting of at least two sealing glass paste compositions sequentially printed onto each of the opposed mating surfaces before being sintered. The sealing glass paste compositions containing a mixture of glass powder and a liquid vehicle. A first of the compositions is characterized by having a glass-to-vehicle ratio range of 9:1 to 15:1 which is facilitated by having a liquid vehicle containing a mixture consisting of 93 wt % isotridecyl alcohol, 5 wt % diacetone acetate and 2 wt % acrylic resin and a glass powder selected from the group of LS0113, LS2001B, XS1175M, and T187 industry type glass powders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1991
    Assignee: Microelectronic Packaging Inc.
    Inventors: Chew E. Seng, Wee T. Hork, Wong Y. Lee
  • Patent number: 5008142
    Abstract: A curable polymer composition for use in providing a dimensionally stable coating comprises a semi-interpenetrating polymer network. The semi-interpenetrating polymer network includes a reactive polymer component, cross-linking agent, and non-reactive polymer component. The non-reactive polymer component has a molecular weight of about 7,000-30,000, and preferably about 15,000. In preferred embodiments, the reactive polymer has a molecular weight of about 30,000-200,000, and preferably about 40,000-60,000. Spacecoat compositions made with formulations described, exhibit good long-term stability, and resistance to failure upon embossing of a substrate to which the retroreflective sheeting is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1991
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Bruce B. Wilson, Raymond E. Grunzinger
  • Patent number: 5004629
    Abstract: A transfer tube is produced comprised of a high density ceramic oxide tube having a low density multi-layered ceramic oxide shell directly bonded to its outer surface wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1991
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Paul S. Svec, Marcus P. Borom, Lawrence E. Szala, Milivoj K. Brun, Steven A. Miller, David P. Mourer
  • Patent number: 4994302
    Abstract: To produce a layer in a multi-layer circuit structure, a "green ceramic tape" (16) comprising a sheet of particles of ceramic, glass ceramic, or a glass/ceramic composite in an organic binder is applied to a ceramic substrate (12) on which conductive paths (14) have been deposited. A slurry of hollow microspheres (20) is then deposited onto the green ceramic tape (16), and pressure is applied to drive the spheres into the tape. A further tape layer (22) is then applied, and the resultant structure is fired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1991
    Assignee: Digital Equipment Corporation
    Inventor: David Kellerman
  • Patent number: 4988541
    Abstract: Process for making retroreflector sheet having protrusions which are retroreflective on selected side surfaces of the protrusions. Continuous web of polymeric base sheet having a front surface with a plurality, of protrusions, each protrusion having a top surface and at least one side surface, is provided. The web is conveyed through a nip in contact with a liquid film of bonding polymer at sufficient pressure to displace the film from the protrusion top surfaces and onto selected side surfaces, depending upon the relative speeds of the web and bonding polymer film. Retroreflective beads are applied to the liquid film which is then solidified (e.g., by temperature change) to hold the beads in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 29, 1991
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Thomas P. Hedblom
  • Patent number: 4985276
    Abstract: The process for hardening ballasts and other heaped structures calls for an adhesive, which is pourable at ambient temperatures, to first be transformed into the solid state by means of cooling. Then, the application of the liquid adhesive onto the heaped structure is time-dosed by the thawing of the cooled adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 15, 1991
    Assignee: Messer Griesheim
    Inventors: Karl R. Zeiss, Paul Degen
  • Patent number: 4978556
    Abstract: Thermal breakage of crystalline electrodes used in arc-vapor deposition is prevented by originally fabricating the electrodes from broken pieces of the crystalline material which are slightly sintered together and form an electrode body in which a carbon rod or other conductor is embedded to provide electrical contact. The particles are sintered in a vacuum oven and a pool of the electrode material can be formed at a working end of the electrode body when the latter is used for arc-vapor deposition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 18, 1990
    Assignee: Vapor Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Eduard Pinkahsov
  • Patent number: 4965087
    Abstract: A sensor element useful in making fluorescence-optical measurements includes a substrate having a carrier surface, particles having a large specific surface are which are glued, melted or sintered onto the carrier surface so as to provide small elevations of a regular distribution on the carrier surface, and an indicator substance immobilized on the particles. Additional substances can be applied to the particles to reduce undesirable influences of properties of the sample on the indicator substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 23, 1990
    Assignee: AVL AG
    Inventors: Otto Wolfbeis, Herbert Kroneis, Helmut Offenbacher
  • Patent number: 4960616
    Abstract: This invention relates to corrugated roofing sheets for buildings, made of a mixture of cement and inert materials, reinforced with synthetic fibers in fibrillated mesh form, characterized by having a rough outer surface due to the presence of surface granular material. The granular material is applied to the sheets during their finishing but before the cement has start to set, by simply strewing it over the sheet surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 2, 1990
    Assignee: ICF Compagnia Italiana Finanaziaria SpA
    Inventor: Sivio Magnani
  • Patent number: 4956199
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method of making a roofing ply by providing a fiberglass mat, feeding the mat through a punching die and punching openings through the surface thereof. The mat is thereafter saturated with melted asphalt at a melting temperature of at least about 450 degrees F to impart an elastic memory to the mat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 11, 1990
    Inventor: Santo J. Ruisi
  • Patent number: 4944964
    Abstract: A lacquer system which essentially comprises a silicic acid heteropolyconsate, a flake-shaped or lamellar filler, a solvent and, if appropriate a conventional synthetic resin for lacquers is suitable for producing anti-corrosion coatings, especially on glass surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 31, 1990
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Helmut Schmidt, Helmut Patzelt, Gerhard Tunker, Horst Scholze
  • Patent number: 4944904
    Abstract: Fibrous material is coated with boron nitride and a silicon-wettable material, the coated fibrous material is admixed with an infiltration-promoting material which is at least partly elemental carbon and the mixture is formed into a preform which is infiltrated with a molten solution of boron and silicon producing a composite containing boron nitride coated fibrous material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 31, 1990
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Raj N. Singh, William A. Morrison
  • Patent number: 4942056
    Abstract: A method for replenishing depleted portions of an ink sheet including a conductive ink layer on a dielectric layer wherein portions of ink have been transferred to a transfer medium. Conductive replacement ink material is supplied to the ink sheet and an electric charge is induced in the replacement ink and opposite charges are induced at an electrode on the opposite side of the dielectric layer. Replacement ink contacting the dielectric layer at the voids will adhere to the ink sheet, but charges in the replacement ink contacting the non-transcribed ink regions will flow to the conductive ink layer and will not adhere to the ink sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 17, 1990
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hidetsugu Shimura, Hajime Kurihara
  • Patent number: 4940503
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process for the production of a decorative thermosetting laminate with an abrasion-resistant surface layer, which laminate comprises paper sheets impregnated with a thermosetting resin. In the process a continuous paper is impregnated with a noble thermosetting resin such as melamine-formaldehyde resin. At least one side of the paper is coated with 2-20 g/m.sup.2, preferably 3-12 g/m.sup.2 of small, dry and hard particles evenly distributed over the whole wet surface of the resin on the continuous paper. The resin is dried, whereupon the particle coated impregnated paper, so-called prepreg is possibly cut to sheets. At least one such sheet or continuous paper is placed as a surface layer on a base layer and bonded thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 10, 1990
    Assignee: Prestorp AB
    Inventors: Kent O. Lindgren, Sven E. Danielsson, Tommy M. Johnsson, Nils-Joel A. Nilsson
  • Patent number: 4939015
    Abstract: A combination thermally sprayed antifouling metal coating and seal coat on a marine surface and a method of preparing the same. The method comprises the steps of applying a resin coating on the marine surface, and thermally spraying molten metal particles on the resin coating to impinge and interlock with the resin coating and form one or more metal layers. The resin may be wet during the thermal spraying or be filled with hollow beads and spheres which are ruptured after curing to form locking sites for the metal coating. A seal overcoat is applied to the last one of the one or more metal layers. The seal overcoat when applied has low surface tension to permit wetting and penetration of the outer one of the one or more metal coatings, leveling and flattening properties to produce a smooth finish on the more metal coatings, thixotropic properties, abalative properties, and a high copper oxide content for antifouling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 3, 1990
    Inventors: Louis M. Riccio, Alexander A. Bosna
  • Patent number: 4913862
    Abstract: Methods of forming a filled, cured two-component organic thermosetting composition by placing resin and hardener components on a substrate or in a container or mold and dropping particles of a filler material therethrough so that the resin and hardener components contact each other, react and cure, thus forming the cured composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1990
    Assignee: Nomix Corporation
    Inventors: H. Nash Babcock, Edward P. Holub
  • Patent number: 4892755
    Abstract: A porous substrate is formed from an agglomeration of fibers preferably has a carbonaceous composition and a binder is applied to the substrate. The binder may illustratively be an acrylic or beeswax to vaporize during pyrolysis or may illustratively be a phenolic resin, a furfural resin or pitch to retain pyrolyzed carbon on the fibers after pyrolysis. A mixture of particles having the same approximate size as the diameter of the fibers is then applied to the fibers to become mechanically locked in the substrate pores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1990
    Assignee: Science Applications International Corporation
    Inventor: David A. Eitman
  • Patent number: 4883703
    Abstract: In a process for thermally spraying molten metal onto an uncured resin, to prevent some of the sprayed metal particles from being engulfed in the still wet or uncured resin layer, the resin layer is filled with micron sized beads, filler and/or spheres. The spheres or beads or other filling of the resin prevents the impacting metal particles from being engulfed but still allows the metal particles to imbed in the uncured resin surface to achieve a strong mechanical bond when the resin cures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 28, 1989
    Inventors: Louis M. Riccio, Alexander A. Bosna
  • Patent number: 4882205
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for coating a substrate with plastisol and depositing pebbles into the ungelled coated plastisol is presented. A powder containing fusible particles compatible with the coated substrate and the pebbles is then deposited by at least one rotary silk-screen printing frame and thereafter a heat treatment is carried out in an oven or with infrared lamps at a temperature below the distortion temperature of the substrate in order to set the deposited materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 21, 1989
    Assignee: Eurofloor S.A.
    Inventor: Gerard Valenduc
  • Patent number: 4879136
    Abstract: A method of building a dental appliance and a kit for use in the method are provided. In the method, metal copings are coated with an opaque ceramic paste, and a coarse ceramic powder, having structural stability under the conditions needed to fire the ceramic paste, is dusted on the coating of ceramic paste, and the coping is fired. A coated metal coping with a rough, sandpaper like surface is produced, and subsequent layers of ceramic paste are applied to the rough surface to build up the dental appliance. The kit of the invention provides at least one preformed opaque ceramic paste, dusting powders, and other ingredients needed to build a dental appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 7, 1989
    Assignee: Dentsply G.m.b.H.
    Inventor: M. H. Polz
  • Patent number: 4871586
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of an iron armature for use with slabs or reinforced articles consists of making an agglomerate of siliceous sand, marble, granite or, in general, stone with cement as a binder, covering an iron armature rod (1) with the agglomerate to obtain a rod covered with a layer of the agglomerate, immersing said covered rod in a vessel (2) containing a resin (3) so that a film of resin on the covered rod is obtained, spreading on the surface thereof granules of siliceous sand or other stone material (4) so that adherence is achieved between the iron rod and the agglomerate, and resistance to oxidation and improvement in aesthetic properties is achieved. According to one embodiment of the invention, the resin may be sprinkled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 3, 1989
    Inventor: Marcello Toncelli
  • Patent number: 4863308
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a waterproofing complex for the deck of a road structure, which is intended to receive a surfacing course, the said complex comprising:a bottom layer consisting of a mortar containing about 10 to about 15% of aggregate with a diameter of less than 80 .mu.m, and from about 7.5 to about 9.5% of a bituminous binder based on elastomers, the percentages being expressed by weight relative to the dry aggregate, anda top layer consisting of a bitumen rich in elastomers.It further relates to a process for the waterproof road lining of the deck of a structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1989
    Assignee: Entreprise Jean Lefebvre
    Inventor: Marc Stotzel
  • Patent number: 4813590
    Abstract: To alter the surface qualities of nonreactive materials, such as polypropylene and polyethylene in order to provide a means for bonding the plastic to metal, hard granular materials of oxides or carbides are partially impregnated into the surface of the plastic by application of heat and pressure so that granular edges remain exposed. Thereafter, a silver coating is applied over the impregnated plastic to interlock with the granules. The composite layered plastic then provides a means for soldering or bonding the plastic to a metallic coupling using either a bonding cement or a low temperature solder such as bismuth, lead, or tin based solder. Abrasion-resistant qualities also are improved by impregnating the internal surfaces of a plastic tube in order to improve its wear-resistance during transporting abrasive slurries of sand, coal, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 21, 1989
    Inventor: David Deakin
  • Patent number: 4806383
    Abstract: A method of building a dental appliance and a kit for use in the method are provided. In the method, metal copings are coated with an opague ceramic paste, and a coarse ceramic powder, having structural stability under the conditions needed to fire the ceramic paste, is dusted on the coating of ceramic paste, and the coping is fired. A coated metal coping with a rough, sandpaper like surface is produced, and subsequent layers of ceramic paste are applied to the rough surface to build up the dental appliance. The kit of the invention provides at least one preformed opaque ceramic paste, dusting powders, and other ingredients needed to build a dental appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1989
    Assignee: Dentsply GmbH
    Inventor: H. Poltz
  • Patent number: 4791022
    Abstract: A method and composite produced by depositing particulate material on a planular surface, contacting the surface and the particulate material with a gas-curable resin and curing the resin to adhere the particulate matter to the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 13, 1988
    Assignee: Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation
    Inventor: W. David Graham
  • Patent number: 4788080
    Abstract: There is disclosed a process for coating particles, such as ceramic, metallic and organic cores, with fine powder, such as ceramic, metal, organic or carbon powder. The process comprises providing a mixture comprising the particles and a binder which is capable of slowly melting to viscous state. Then the mixture is tumbled while slowly heating it to enable the binder to reach the viscous state while allowing the particles to be substantially covered with the binder. The next step includes cooling the mixture to about room temperature and thereafter breaking up the particles that may have agglomerated during the tumbling and heating to give individual particles covered with the binder. As a final step, the fine powder is added to the individual binder covered particles and the mixture is tumbled and heated again to the viscous state under conditions effective to provide a coating of the fine powder on the particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 29, 1988
    Assignee: Canadian Patents and Development Limited
    Inventors: Junichi Hojo, Serge Dallaire, Blaise Champagne
  • Patent number: 4775658
    Abstract: A dye-receiving sheet for thermal transfer printing which is used in combination with a dye transfer sheet and comprises a substrate and a dye-receiving layer formed on one side of the substrate. The dye-receiving layer is made of a dye-receiving resin matrix dispersing a mixture of a silane copolymer and colloidal silica particles which form strong network structures through silane coupling, and a releasing surface active agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1988
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiromu Matsuda, Nobuyoshi Taguchi, Akihiro Imai
  • Patent number: 4774106
    Abstract: A method of applying a material of particulate form to the surface of an object by using a liquid, wherein the liquid is applied to the surface of the object to provide a film of the liquid thereon, and then the material of particulate form is applied to the film of the liquid on the surface of the object. Excess liquid may be removed from the surface of the object by using a jet of air current before the material of particulate form is applied to the film of the liquid on the surface of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1988
    Assignee: Pacific Machinery & Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takashi Kozono
  • Patent number: 4753823
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for manufacturing elastomer coated bias fabric are disclosed wherein the fabric is conducted in a horizontal path as it is transversely stretched and coated with an elastomeric composition; using an externally driven roll coater, the elastomeric composition is applied to one surface of the fabric from where it is forced through the interstices of the fabric to the opposite surface whereby both surfaces of the fabric are coated with elastomeric composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1988
    Assignee: Dayco Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Delmar D. Long