Applying Superposed Diverse Coatings Or Coating A Coated Base Patents (Class 427/214)
  • Patent number: 11333908
    Abstract: Colloidal quantum wells have discrete energy states and electrons in the quantum wells undergo interband and intersubband state transitions. The transmissivity of a colloidal quantum well may be tuned by actively controlling the states of the colloidal quantum wells enabling ultrafast optical switching. A primary excitation source is configured to provide a primary excitation to promote a colloidal quantum well from a ground state to a first excitation state. A secondary excitation source is configured to provide a secondary excitation to the colloidal quantum well to promote the colloidal quantum well from the first excitation state to the second excitation state with the first and second excitation states being subbands in the conduction band of the colloidal quantum well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: UCHICAGO ARGONNE, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Diroll, Richard D. Schaller
  • Patent number: 11287444
    Abstract: Disclosed is an atomic force microscopy system includes a laser source configured to generate an optical probe beam containing light of different spectral light components at different optical wavelengths, a dispersive optical device positioned to receive the optical probe beam and configured to disperse the optical probe beam into different dispersed light beams that are at different optical wavelengths and are spatially separated from one another, a cantilever array including a plurality of cantilevers structured to detect a sample and configured to deflect the different dispersed light beams by moving in position based on an interaction with the sample to produce multiple deflected output beams at different output optical wavelengths from the cantilevers, and a plurality of photodetectors to receive the multiple deflected output beams of different wavelengths from the cantilevers, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Ratneshwar Lal, Qingqing Yang, Qian Ma, Zhaowei Liu
  • Patent number: 11254821
    Abstract: A silicone oil-treated fumed silica and a method of producing the silicone oil-treated fumed silica are provided. The silicone oil-treated fumed silica, which has the following physical properties: A) the silicone oil-treated fumed silica has a degree of hydrophobicity of 68 vol % or more; B) the silicone oil-treated fumed silica has a silicone oil fixation rate of from 60 mass % to 95 mass %; and C) a composition obtained by adding 6 parts by mass of the silicone oil-treated fumed silica to 100 parts by mass of an amine composition containing trimethylolpropane polyoxypropylene triamine and 1,3-bis(aminomethyl)cyclohexane at a mass ratio of 95:5 has a viscosity of 4,000 mPa·s or more after the composition is left to stand at 25° C. for 1 hour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Inventors: Takayuki Maehara, Qingtao Zhou, Jianzhang Dai
  • Patent number: 11239461
    Abstract: There is provided a method of forming a porous particle comprising an electrically conductive continuous shell encapsulating a core, said core comprising an elemental compound that reversibly reduces in the presence of a cation and oxidizes in the absence of said cation, said method comprising the steps of: a) encapsulating an elemental compound precursor with said electrically conductive shell; b) reacting said elemental compound precursor with an oxidation agent to oxidise said elemental compound precursor to form said elemental compound, thereby forming said electrically conductive shell encapsulating said core comprising said elemental compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: AGENCY FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH
    Inventors: Ning Ding, Yanwei Lum, Tzi Sum Andy Hor, Zhao Lin Liu, Yun Zong
  • Patent number: 11168252
    Abstract: The present invention provides a QD material, a preparation method, and a semiconductor device. The QD material includes a number of N QD structural units arranged sequentially along a radial direction of the QD material, where N?1. Each QD structural unit has a gradient alloy composition structure with an energy level width increasing along the radial direction from the center to the surface of the QD material. Moreover, the energy level widths of adjacent QD structural units are continuous. The present invention provides a QD material having a gradient alloy composition along the radial direction from the center to the surface. The disclosed QD material not only achieves higher QD light-emitting efficiency, but also meets the comprehensive requirements of semiconductor devices and corresponding display technologies on QD materials. Therefore, the disclosed QD material is a desired QD light-emitting material suitable for semiconductor devices and display technologies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: TCL TECHNOLOGY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yixing Yang, Zheng Liu, Lei Qian
  • Patent number: 11043676
    Abstract: Systems and methods for silosilazanes, silosiloxanes, and siloxanes as additives for silicon-dominant anodes in a battery that may include a cathode, an electrolyte, and an anode active material. The active material may comprise 50% or more silicon as well as an additive including one or more of: silosilazane, silicon oxycarbides, and polyorganosiloxane. The silosilazane may comprise one or more amine groups, silanols, silyl ethers, sylil chlorides, dialkylamoinosilanes, silyl hydrides, and cyclic azasilanes. The active material may comprise a film with a thickness between 10 and 80 microns. The film may have a conductivity of 1 S/cm or more. The active material may comprise between 50% and 95% silicon. The active material may be held together by a pyrolyzed carbon film. The anode may comprise lithium, sodium, potassium, silicon, and/or mixtures and combinations thereof. The battery may comprise a lithium ion battery. The electrolyte may comprise a liquid, solid, or gel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Enevate Corporation
    Inventors: Younes Ansari, Uday Kasavajjula, Benjamin Park, Monika Chhorng, Ambica Nair, Sanjaya Perera, David J. Lee
  • Patent number: 10980212
    Abstract: A method of making clumping deodorizer granules can include applying a clumping agent to a particles containing activated carbon to at least partially coat an outer surface of the particles with a distinct layer comprising the clumping agent. Clumping deodorizer granules can include particles containing activated carbon, and an outer surface of each of the particles is at least partially coated with a distinct layer containing a clumping agent. A method of reducing malodor from animal waste can include adding clumping deodorizer granules to a pet litter in a litter box, the clumping deodorizer granules including particles containing activated carbon, and an outer surface of each of the particles is at least partially coated with a distinct layer containing a clumping agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: SOCIÉTÉ DES PRODUITS NESTLÉ S.A.
    Inventor: James Li
  • Patent number: 10975338
    Abstract: Active agent-containing 3D articles, for example dryer-added 3D articles and/or washing machine-added 3D articles and/or hair care 3D articles, and more particularly to consumable, single use, water-insoluble 3D articles containing one or more active agents and optionally, one or more auxiliary ingredients, methods for making same, and methods for using same are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Travis Kyle Hodgdon, Mark William Hamersky, Douglas Michael Graham, Paul Thomas Weisman, Michael Sean Farrell
  • Patent number: 10975339
    Abstract: Active agent-containing articles, for example dryer-added articles and/or washing machine-added articles and/or hair care articles, and more particularly to consumable, single use, water-insoluble articles containing one or more active agents and optionally, one or more auxiliary ingredients, methods for making same, and methods for using same are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mark William Hamersky, Mark Robert Sivik, Alessandro Corona, Travis Kyle Hodgdon, Gregory Charles Gordon, Paul Thomas Weisman
  • Patent number: 10975340
    Abstract: Active agent-containing fibrous structure articles, for example dryer-added fibrous structure articles and/or washing machine-added fibrous structure articles and/or hair care fibrous structure articles, and more particularly to consumable, single use, water-insoluble fibrous structure articles containing one or more active agents and optionally, one or more auxiliary ingredients, methods for making same, and methods for using same are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mark William Hamersky, Mark Robert Sivik, Alessandro Corona, Travis Kyle Hodgdon, Gregory Charles Gordon, Paul Thomas Weisman
  • Patent number: 10870609
    Abstract: The invention relates to a coated granular fertilizer, preferably wherein granules are sulfate-based or phosphate-based. When sulfate based granules, as in ammonium sulfate, the coating substance is an inorganic salt of alkaline earth elements, preferably calcium, such that when applied to the surface of fertilizers, forms calcium sulfate, preferably a calcium sulfate-dihydrate, as a protective coating. For a reactive coating of a thiosulfate, free sulfuric acid present on the granule reacts to provide an elemental sulfur coating. For ammonium phosphate-based granules, coatings may comprise compounds of Ca++, Al+++ and/or Fe+++ salts thereby forming a calcium, an aluminum, an iron, or mixed cation phosphate protective coating. Thiosulfate is also effective with phosphate based granules which are manufactured with sulfuric acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Anuvia Plant Nutrients Corporation
    Inventors: Sanford A. Siegel, Jeffrey C. Burnham
  • Patent number: 10676364
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing a fibre-reinforced, transparent composite material (10), comprising the following steps: a) providing a material matrix melt and b) producing reinforcing fibres (14), step b) of the method comprising the steps of b1) providing a mixture having a silicon source and a carbon source, the silicon source and the carbon source being present together in particles of a granulated solid; b2) treating the mixture provided in step a) of the method at a temperature in a range from ?1400° C. to ?2000° C., more particularly in a range from ?1650° C. to ?1850° C.; thereby producing reinforcing fibres (14), the method comprising the further steps of c) introducing the reinforcing fibres (14) into the material melt; and d) optionally cooling the material melt to form a transparent composite material (10). A method of this kind allows a composite material to be produced that is able to unite high transparency with outstanding reinforcing qualities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Universität Paderborn
    Inventor: Siegmund Greulich-Weber
  • Patent number: 10294372
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel surface-modified inorganic substance obtained by modifying the surface of an inorganic nitride or an inorganic oxide with a boronic acid compound, and a heat dissipation material, a thermally conductive material, and a lubricant which use the surface-modified inorganic substance. The present invention also provides a method for manufacturing the surface-modified inorganic substance, and provides, as a novel method for modifying the surface of an inorganic substance selected from an inorganic oxide and an inorganic nitride with an organic substance, a method for modifying the surface of an inorganic nitride or an inorganic oxide with an organic substance that includes making a contact between the inorganic nitride or the inorganic oxide with a boronic acid compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Keita Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10174243
    Abstract: A semiconductor nanocrystal can have a photoluminescent quantum yield of at least 90%, at least 95%, or at least 98%. The nanocrystal can be made by sequentially contacting a nanocrystal core with an M-containing compound and an X donor, where at least one of the M-containing compound and the X donor is substoichiometric with respect to forming a monolayer on the nanocrystal core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Andrew B. Greytak, Wenhao Liu, Peter M. Allen, Moungi G. Bawendi, Daniel G. Nocera
  • Patent number: 9890330
    Abstract: A semiconductor nanocrystal that emits green light having a peak emission with a full width at half maximum of about 30 nm or less at 100° C. and a method of making coated semiconductor nanocrystals are provided. Materials and other products including semiconductor nanocrystals described herein and materials and other products including semiconductor nanocrystals prepared by a method described herein are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wenhao Liu, Peter M. Allen, Annie Cho Won, Zhiming Wang, Craig A. Breen
  • Patent number: 9765163
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a particle-containing entity P-(A--B-M)x wherein P is a solid particle attached to at least one polymer M through one or several reversible covalent bonds -A---B-, wherein A and B are functional groups respectively grafted to P and M thus forming the P-(A---B-M)x particle-containing entity with x being greater than or equal to 1, M has a degree of polymerization comprised between 5 and 1000, preferably ranging from 5 to 500, and wherein the reversible covalent bond -A---B- is chosen among an imine, a disulfide, a boronic ester or an acetal. The invention is also directed to a method of preparing this particle-containing entity, a method for sequentially forming and breaking the reversible covalent bond -A---B- in said particle-containing entity P-(A---B-M)x and dispersions comprising same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignees: ECOLE SUPERIEURE DE PHYSIQUE ET DE CHIMIE INDUSTRIELLES DE LA VILLE DE PARIS (ESPCI), UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE (PARIS 6), CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE—CNRS
    Inventors: Renaud Nicolay, Corinne Soulie-Ziakovic, Ludwik Leibler, Alexandre Prevoteau, Nebewia Griffete
  • Patent number: 9617472
    Abstract: A semiconductor nanocrystal that emits green light having a peak emission with a full width at half maximum of about 30 nm or less at 100° C. and a method of making coated semiconductor nanocrystals are provided. Materials and other products including semiconductor nanocrystals described herein and materials and other products including semiconductor nanocrystals prepared by a method described herein are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wenhao Liu, Peter M. Allen, Annie Cho Won, Zhiming Wang, Craig A. Breen
  • Patent number: 9416015
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of producing silica particles, the method including preparing an alkali catalyst solution containing an alkali catalyst in a solvent including an alcohol, at a concentration of from about 0.6 mol/L to about 0.85 mol/L; and supplying tetraalkoxysilane into the alkali catalyst solution, and concurrently supplying an alkali catalyst into the alkali catalyst solution at a rate of from about 0.1 mol to about 0.4 mol per mole of the total amount of supply of the tetraalkoxysilane supplied in one minute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideaki Yoshikawa, Yuka Zenitani, Hiroyoshi Okuno, Shunsuke Nozaki, Shinichiro Kawashima, Sakae Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 9310524
    Abstract: A film formation device (10) that increases the mechanical resistance of the liquid repellent film formed on the oxide film. The film formation device (10) includes an oxide film formation unit (14, 15, 16), which forms an oxidized film on a substrate by releasing grains towards the substrate that is rotated in a vacuum chamber (11), and forms an oxide film on the substrate by emitting oxygen plasma towards the oxidized film. A vapor deposition unit (17) vapor-deposits a silane coupling agent, which contains a hydrolytic polycondensation group and a liquid repellent group, on the oxide film. A polycondensation unit (20) polycondenses the silane coupling agent by supplying water towards the oxide film on the rotated substrate. The polycondensation unit supplies water to the oxide film before the vapor deposition unit vapor deposits the silane coupling agent on the oxide film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Ulvac, Inc.
    Inventors: Haruhiko Yamamoto, Kenjiro Kokubu
  • Patent number: 9105796
    Abstract: The present invention relates to coated binary and ternary chalcogenide nanoparticle compositions that can be used as copper zinc tin chalcogenide precursor inks. In addition, this invention relates to coated substrates comprising binary and ternary chalcogenide nanoparticle compositions and provides processes for manufacturing these coated substrates. This invention also relates to compositions of copper zinc tin chalcogenide thin films and photovoltaic cells comprising such films. In addition, this invention provides processes for manufacturing copper zinc tin chalcogenide thin films, as well as processes for manufacturing photovoltaic cells incorporating such films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Yanyan Cao, Jonathan V Caspar, Michael S Denny, Jr., Lynda Kaye Johnson, Meijun Lu, Daniela Rodica Radu
  • Publication number: 20150119301
    Abstract: Treatment methods for coated or uncoated proppants that can, among other things, control fugitive dust during typical handling procedures with typical transport equipment and/or add functional features to the proppant solid are disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Preferred Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Robert McDaniel, Kerry Drake, Spyridon Monastiriotis, Ralph Barthel
  • Patent number: 9011710
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed for synthesizing nanocomposite materials including ferromagnetic nanoparticles with polymer shells formed by controlled surface polymerization. The polymer shells prevent the nanoparticles from forming agglomerates and preserve the size dispersion of the nanoparticles. The nanocomposite particles can be further networked in suitable polymer hosts to tune mechanical, optical, and thermal properties of the final composite polymer system. An exemplary method includes forming a polymer shell on a nanoparticle surface by adding molecules of at least one monomer and optionally of at least one tethering agent to the nanoparticles, and then exposing to electromagnetic radiation at a wavelength selected to induce bonding between the nanoparticle and the molecules, to form a polymer shell bonded to the particle and optionally to a polymer host matrix. The nanocomposite materials can be used in various magneto-optic applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of the University of Arizona
    Inventors: Palash Gangopadhyay, Alejandra Lopez-Santiago, Robert A. Norwood
  • Publication number: 20150104573
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing a coloured effect pigment, comprising: (i) coating aluminium-based substrate particles in an aqueous coating medium with at least one metal oxide layer, wherein the metal oxide is selected from a titanium oxide, an iron oxide, or any mixture thereof, (ii) providing a mixture of the coated aluminium-based substrate particles and a particulate inorganic non-metallic material in the aqueous coating medium by adding the particulate inorganic non-metallic material to the aqueous coating medium, and (iii) separating the mixture of the coated aluminium-based substrate particles and the particulate inorganic non-metallic material from the aqueous coating medium and subjecting the separated mixture to a thermal drying step so as to obtain a dry coloured effect pigment material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Aron Wosylus, Raimund Schmid
  • Patent number: 9006137
    Abstract: In at least one embodiment, a compressed gaseous fuel storage pellet is provided comprising a gas adsorbent material and a thermally conductive material extending substantially an entire dimension of the pellet and having a thermal conductivity of at least 75 W/mK. The pellet may include at least two layers of gas adsorbent material spaced apart along a compression direction of the pellet and a substantially continuous layer of the thermally conductive material disposed between the at least two layers of gas adsorbent material. The pellet may further include thermally conductive projections which intersect the layer(s) of thermally conductive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Rachel Blaser, Michael J. Veenstra, Chunchuan Xu
  • Patent number: 8997427
    Abstract: A roofing product includes coating a substrate with bitumen to yield a bitumen coated substrate having an exposure zone. First granules are adhered to the exposure zone to yield a first granule coating. The first granules have a solar reflectance greater than 35. An adhesive is adhered to at least a portion of the first granule coating. An open portion of the first granule coating that is free of the adhesive is maintained. An overlay of non-white second granules is adhered to the adhesive, such that the overlay of second granules and the adhesive provide a raised structure above a plane of the first granule coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Gregory F. Jacobs, Richard A. Snyder
  • Publication number: 20150079414
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method for preparing a multilayer metal complex having excellent surface properties. Specifically, the present invention relates to a method for preparing a multilayer metal complex having a low cost metal-core/noble metal-shell structure, which has a high mass fraction of noble metals and exhibits excellent surface properties and dispersity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Ki-Hoon KIM, Sung-Koo KANG, Min-Kyung OH, Hyung-Rak KIM
  • Patent number: 8968874
    Abstract: Microspheres, populations of microspheres, and methods for forming microspheres are provided. One microsphere configured to exhibit fluorescent and magnetic properties includes a core microsphere and a magnetic material coupled to a surface of the core microsphere. About 50% or less of the surface of the core microsphere is covered by the magnetic material. The microsphere also includes a polymer layer surrounding the magnetic material and the core microsphere. One population of microspheres configured to exhibit fluorescent and magnetic properties includes two or more subsets of microspheres. The two or more subsets of microspheres are configured to exhibit different fluorescent and/or magnetic properties. Individual microspheres in the two or more subsets are configured as described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Luminex Corporation
    Inventors: Don J. Chandler, Jason Bedre
  • Patent number: 8962140
    Abstract: Functionalized nanoparticles, which are obtainable by combining in a first step a functionalized dyestuff, a silicon-based spacer and a catalyst, and in a second step reacting the product obtained in the first step with a co-reactive organic silicon, aluminum, zirconium or titanium compound. Optionally, the thus obtained functionalized nanoparticles can be combined or encapsulated with a polymer. The functionalized nanoparticles are useful as colorants and fluorescents in plastics, paints, inks, electronic materials, cosmetic articles, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Martin Müller, Didier Bauer, Thomas Ruch, Leonhard Feiler, Wolfgang Schlenker, Christian Cremer
  • Publication number: 20150051313
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a two-part sizing composition comprising: (A) A precursor comprising: (a) An aminosilane (e.g. A1100) and (b) a polymer or copolymer containing carboxylic acid and/or anhydride, both having a functionality, F?3, and (B) A binder comprising a multi-functional epoxy resin of functionality, F?3. Glass fibres sized with the reaction product of the above composition yield a higher resistance to hydrolysis of polymeric matrix composite materials reinforced with such fibres. The sizing composition of the present invention is particularly advantageous for use with polyester resins, such as PET.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: 3B-Fibreglass sprl
    Inventors: Frédéric Van Hoof, Nadia Masson
  • Patent number: 8956691
    Abstract: A method for producing organic-inorganic composite particles includes preparing a cyclic olefin monomer expressed by general formula (1) and inorganic particles coated with a compound having a carbon-carbon double bond, and binding at least one of the cyclic olefin monomer and a cyclic olefin polymer derived from the cyclic olefin monomer to the carbon-carbon double cong by bringing the cyclic olefin monomer into contact with the inorganic particles in the presence of a catalyst for ring opening metathesis polymerization of the cyclic olefin monomer:
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Seiji Okada
  • Publication number: 20150044507
    Abstract: The present invention relates to composition comprising a blend of at least one boron source and at least one silicon source, and the composition further comprises particles selected from particles having wear resistance properties, particles having surface enhancing properties, particles having catalytic properties or combinations thereof, wherein the blend comprises boron and silicon in a weight ratio boron to silicon within a range from about 3:100 wt:wt to about 100:3 wt:wt, wherein silicon and boron are present in the blend in at least 25 wt %, and wherein the at least one boron source and the at least one silicon source are oxygen free except for inevitable amounts of contaminating oxygen, and wherein the blend is a mechanical blend of particles in and the particles have an average particle size less than 250 ?m. The present invention relates further to a method for providing a coated product and a coated product obtained by the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: ALFA LAVAL CORPORATE AB
    Inventor: Per Sjödin
  • Publication number: 20150040833
    Abstract: A clump-forming hygiene granulate has individual granules, each granule having: at least one inner carrier grain of a porous, mineral, non-swelling carrier material; an intermediate layer mantling the carrier grain or grains including a mixture containing at least one powder of a non-swelling, mineral, porous material, and a gel matrix composed at least of starch that swells in cold water, and a hydrocolloid different from starch, which swells in cold water; bentonite powder or superabsorber meal disposed between the carrier grain or grains and the intermediate layer; an outer mantle layer sheathing the intermediate layer, having a mantle layer surface including a mixture containing at least a powder of a non-swelling, mineral, porous material, and bentonite powder; hydrocolloid gel that swells in cold water, disposed between outer mantle layer and intermediate layer; and hydrocolloid grains of a hydrocolloid that swells in cold water, distributed on the mantle layer surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Xella Baustoffe GmbH
    Inventors: Ingrid KORNMAYER, Thomas BELZER, Jens SCARBATH, Thomas SCHEIDEMANN, Henry HANTSCHICK, Marion RITTER
  • Patent number: 8926853
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention are directed to a method of forming graphene structures. Initially, a cluster of particles is received. The cluster of particles comprises a plurality of particles with each particle in the plurality of particles contacting one or more other particles in the plurality of particles. Subsequently, one or more layers are deposited on the cluster of particles with the one or more layers comprising graphene. The plurality of particles are then etched away without substantially etching the deposited one or more layers. Lastly, the remaining one or more layers are dried. The resultant graphene structures are particularly resistant to the negative effects of aggregation and compaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventors: Xin Zhao, Yu-Ming Lin
  • Patent number: 8911864
    Abstract: According to various embodiments the present disclosure provides porous particles and methods and apparatus for forming porous microparticles. According to a specific embodiment, the present disclosure provides microparticles with multi-nodal porosity and methods for forming the same. According to a still further embodiment, the present disclosure provides microfluidic device-based methods for forming microparticles with multi-nodal nanoporosity. Furthermore, the present disclosure provides populations of monodisperse mesoporous microparticles with multi-nodal nanoporosity and methods and apparatus for forming the same. According to a specific embodiment, the present disclosure provides populations of monodisperse mesoporous microparticles formed using a microfluidic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Dimiter N Petsev, Amber Ortiz, Nick Carroll, Plamen Atanassov, Svitlana Pylypenko
  • Publication number: 20140364345
    Abstract: Compositions, systems and methods for the prevention or reduction of clumping or sticking of particulate hydraulic fracturing chemical additives. In preferred examples the particulate hydraulic fracturing chemical additives may be coated with, for example, a coating comprising a polymeric component and with or without silica. Inorganic flow agents (IFA) may be applied to the exterior surface of the particulate hydraulic fracturing chemical additives to prevent hardening or clumping of the additives upon storage. Preferably the coating is permeable, but insoluble in an aqueous medium, whereupon the additive components are released into the medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Magesh Sundaram, Stephen Mosher, Joseph Yaritz
  • Patent number: 8877320
    Abstract: A microfluidic device comprising: a substrate having a microfluidic channel, an electrically conductive feature comprising an electrically conductive layer arranged on a primer layer and positioned with reference to the microfluidic channel, wherein the primer layer comprises: (i) an organic polymer selected from the group consisting of. (a) a homopolymer or copolymer including a vinyl lactam repeating unit, (b) a cellulose ether; (c) polyvinyl alcohol; and (d) unmodified or modified gelatin; and (ii) a porous particulate material, the organic polymer being dispersed in the porous particulate material, is provided. Methods for manufacturing the microfluidic devices and their use in a number of applications are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Sony DADC Austria AG
    Inventors: Andrew John Naisby, Miguel Angel Torello Arevalo, Josef Kugler, Wolfgang Franz Reiter
  • Publication number: 20140322437
    Abstract: The present invention relates to non-magnetic particles for non-magnetic undercoat layer of magnetic recording medium, comprising: hematite particles; an inner coating layer comprising a phosphorus-containing inorganic compound which is formed on a surface of the respective hematite particles; and an outer coating layer comprising an aluminum-containing inorganic compound which is formed on an outside of the inner coating layer comprising the phosphorus-containing inorganic compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Seiji ISHITANI, Hiroko MORII, Kazuyuki HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20140314614
    Abstract: A shaped charge liner comprises a powder, and the powder comprises a blend of particles. The particles comprise a core material, a first reactant material in intimate contact with the core material, and a second reactant material in intimate contact with the first reactant, where the core material has a density greater than 10 grams per cubic centimeter (g/cc).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Corbin S. Glenn
  • Patent number: 8852682
    Abstract: A high strength composite particle comprised of a series of incrementally applied resin microlayer coatings such that each of the microlayer partial coatings are interleaved with each other is described. Methods of making the composite particles, as well as methods of using such particles as a proppant in oil and gas well hydraulic fracturing are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Fairmount Minerals, Ltd.
    Inventors: A. Richard Sinclair, Syed Akbar, Patrick R. Okell
  • Publication number: 20140295098
    Abstract: A method of forming a carbon nanotube array substrate is disclosed. One embodiment comprises depositing a composite catalyst layer on the substrate, oxidizing the composite catalyst layer, reducing the oxidized composite catalyst layer, and growing the array on the composite catalyst layer. The composite catalyst layer may comprise a group VIII element and a non-catalytic element deposited onto the substrate from an alloy. In another embodiment, the composite catalyst layer comprises alternating layers of iron and a lanthanide, preferably gadolinium or lanthanum. The composite catalyst layer may be reused to grow multiple carbon nanotube arrays without additional processing of the substrate. The method may comprise bulk synthesis by forming carbon nanotubes on a plurality of particulate substrates having a composite catalyst layer comprising the group VIII element and the non-catalytic element. In another embodiment, the composite catalyst layer is deposited on both sides of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Vesselin N. SHANOV, Andrew Gorton, Yeo-Heung Yun, Mark J. Schulz
  • Patent number: 8846143
    Abstract: Methods for fastening nanoscale structures within an anchoring structure to form a nanostructure composite and nanostructure composites formed therefrom. A primary fluid layer is formed on an anchoring substrate. Nanostructures are provided on an initial substrate, the nanostructures having a defined height and orientation with respect to the initial substrate. The nanostructures are introduced to a desired depth in the primary fluid layer, such that the orientation of the nanostructures relative to the growth substrate is substantially maintained. The primary fluid layer comprises one or more fluid layers. Ones of multiple fluid layers are selected such that when altered to form an anchoring structure, a portion of the anchoring structure can be removed, permitting exposure of at least a portion of the nanostructures from the anchoring structure in which they are affixed. The growth substrate is removed. Ends or other parts of nanostructures may be exposed from the anchoring structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Elijah Bodhi Sansom, Derek Rinderknecht, Morteza Gharib
  • Publication number: 20140230224
    Abstract: An improved oil filter, for use with an internal combustion engine, comprises a hollow filter housing defining a chamber therein and having an inlet and an outlet with a flow path therebetween; a mechanically active filter member disposed inside the filter housing in the flow path; and a chemically active filter member disposed inside the filter housing in the flow path. The chemically active filter member comprises a plurality of composite oil additive pellets. The plurality of pellets is interconnected to form a substantially integral permeable member, and the substantially integral permeable member is impregnated with an alkaline composition. The alkaline composition is provided to counteract acidic combustion products in lubricating oil in an internal combustion engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Fram Group IP LLC
    Inventors: Peter D. Unger, Ronald P. Rohrbach, Zafar Hussain, Weston H. Gerwin, Brian K. Artz, Daniel E. Bause
  • Publication number: 20140221208
    Abstract: A controlled release copper sulfate algaecide for controlling phytoplankton growth, including blue green algae is described. The controlled release algaecide includes a copper sulfate granule coated with at least one layer including a polyurethane which is a reaction product of a polymeric diisocyanate and a polyol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventors: Garrard L. Hargrove, Robert Scott Wilson
  • Publication number: 20140202541
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method of encapsulating microcapsules containing relatively high temperature phase change materials and the microcapsules so produced. The microcapsules are coated with an inorganic binder, film former and an inorganic filler. The microcapsules may include a sacrificial layer that is disposed between the particle and the coating. The microcapsules may also include an inner coating layer, sacrificial layer and outer coating layer. The microcapsules are particularly useful for thermal energy storage in connection with, e.g., heat collected from concentrating solar collectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: James D. OXLEY, Anoop Kumar MATHUR
  • Patent number: 8754146
    Abstract: Antimicrobial granules comprise carrier particles agglomerated by a binding agent containing a quaternary ammonium organosilane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Nicoias Ziolkowski, Jean-Paul Lecomte, Nathalie Wauthier, Veronique Verhelst, Flore Vandemeulebroucke
  • Publication number: 20140161975
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method for producing film-coated alkaline-earth metal silicate phosphor particles that have a coating film having high moisture resistance and water resistance and that can have improved light-emitting characteristics. Strontium-containing alkaline-earth metal silicate phosphor particles are pretreated with an alkaline-earth metal compound solution whose strontium compound concentration is 1 to 15% by mass with respect to the phosphor particles and whose pH is 6 or higher but 10 or lower. Then, a base layer of an aluminum organic metal compound is formed on the surface of the pretreated phosphor particles. Then, the phosphor particles are coated with a coating material composed of a partially-hydrolyzed condensate of a silane organic metal compound, and are then dried and heat-treated to form, on their surface, a coating film made of an amorphous inorganic compound mainly containing Si and O.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: SUMITOMO METAL MINING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoji Takanashi, Yuji Takatsuka
  • Patent number: 8747903
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition for nucleic acid delivery and a method for preparing the same, more particularly to a composition for nucleic acid delivery having excellent stability in the body environment and excellent intracellular delivery efficiency of nucleic acid, and enabling target directed delivery of nucleic acid, and a method for preparing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Postech Academy-Industry Foundation
    Inventors: Sei Kwang Hahn, Min-Young Lee, Kitae Park, Ki Su Kim, Hwiwon Lee
  • Publication number: 20140154413
    Abstract: A method is provided for the wet surface treatment of titanium dioxide, in order to produce durable universal grade titanium dioxide rutile pigment with superior optical properties. The method is characterized in that, a hydrous zirconia and silica composite layer is co-precipitated at acidic pH. Then, a layer of alumina is precipitated under a range of pH required for complete precipitation above the initial composite layer. The upper pH limit of the slurry during the alumina precipitation can be well controlled to avoid any chance for dissolution or damage of the composite zirconia-silica layer formed. Zirconia-silica composite layers and alumina thus precipitated advantageously improve the competence of the layers formed over a TiO2 base and provide improved durability with superior optical performance. The total surface treatment cycle time and chemicals used are minimal compared to conventional methods. Improvements in throughput and washing efficiency are also realized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: THE NATIONAL TITANIUM DIOXIDE CO. LTD. (CRISTAL)
    Inventors: Ahmed Yasir VAKAYIL, Ahmad I. JOMHA
  • Publication number: 20140154432
    Abstract: An artificial turf surface comprised of natural looking fibrous materials can be infilled with small beads of black crumb rubber coated with heat reflecting material. These beads can also be engineered to have a variable spring force and can also be coated with titanium dioxide powder to have an anti-bacterial effect and laumontite to bind lead. Turf blades can also be coated to increase solar reflection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: TURF GROUP LLC
    Inventors: Sean Allen Packer, Alfred Abraham Brenner, Harold Brad Rinehart
  • Patent number: 8728502
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to a black effect pigment and a method of forming said pigment. The pigment comprises a platy substrate coated with SnO2 and/or SnO2 hydrates and Fe3O4 with an optional coating of metal oxides such as SiO2, TiO2, ZrO2 and ZnO2. The deposition of the SnO2 and/or SnO2 hydrates onto the substrate improves the adhesion and prepares the substrate surface for deposition of the iron oxides onto the platy surface, especially mica surfaces. While the pigment may be used in such applications as coating, powder coating, printing ink, plastic, ceramic material, glass, cosmetic formulation, laser marking pigment, pigment composition or dry preparation, the pigment is especially suitable for cosmetic applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: James Sioss, Thomas Chirayil, Betty Aucar