Heat Decomposition Of Applied Coating Or Base Material Patents (Class 427/226)
  • Patent number: 10597763
    Abstract: The in-bath roll used in a metal bath containing Al includes: an undercoat layer formed on a roll surface, the undercoat layer being formed by a cermet thermal spray coating film containing a first boride containing at least WB, WCoB, W2CoB2, a second boride composed of at least one kind of Cr, Zr, and Ti borides, and a balance composed of a cobalt-based alloy not containing nickel of 5% by mass or more; a topcoat layer formed on a surface of the undercoat layer, the topcoat layer being formed by a ceramic thermal spray coating film containing at least ZrO2 and Y2O3; and a friction reducing layer formed on a surface of the topcoat layer, the friction reducing layer being composed of BN and at least one kind of TiO2, ZrO2, SiO2, MgO, and CaO.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventors: Yu Li, Kazuaki Oda, Kodai Kawano, Koichi Shijo
  • Patent number: 10563717
    Abstract: A method of treating a carbon structure is provided. The method may include the step of infiltrating the carbon structure with a ceramic preparation comprising yttrium oxides and zirconium oxides. The carbon structure may be densified by chemical vapor infiltration (CVI) and heat treated to form yttrium oxycarbides and/or carbides and zirconium oxycarbides and/or carbides. Heat treating the carbon structure may comprise a temperature ranging from 1000° C. to 1600° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Le Costaouec, Paul Perea
  • Patent number: 10431358
    Abstract: A resistor manufacturing method includes a first step of applying a solution wherein conductive nanosized particles with a particle diameter of less than 1 ?m and an insulating material are at least dispersed, or a solution wherein the conductive nanosized particles covered with an insulating material layer are at least dispersed, in a desired form on a substrate surface, thereby forming a film. The resistor manufacturing method also includes a second step of irradiating one portion of the film with light in a predetermined pattern, and sintering the conductive nanosized particles with the light, thereby forming a resistive film that is a conductive particle layer of the predetermined pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventor: Akihiko Hanya
  • Patent number: 10407784
    Abstract: An electrode on valve metal substrate suitable for the evolution of oxygen in electrolytic processes is provided with a coating having a catalytic layer containing platinum group metals and one or more protective layers based on tin oxide modified with a doping element selected from bismuth, antimony or tantalum and with a small amount of ruthenium. The electrode is useful in processes of non-ferrous metal electrowinning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: INDUSTRIE DE NORA S.P.A.
    Inventors: Alice Calderara, Fabio Timpano, Takashi Furusawa
  • Patent number: 10398559
    Abstract: A method of forming an implant having a porous tissue ingrowth structure and a bearing support structure. The method includes depositing a first layer of a metal powder onto a substrate, scanning a laser beam over the powder so as to sinter the metal powder at predetermined locations, depositing at least one layer of the metal powder onto the first layer and repeating the scanning of the laser beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignees: Howmedica Osteonics Corp., The University Of Liverpool
    Inventors: Eric Jones, Christopher J. Sutcliffe, Robin Stamp
  • Patent number: 10385480
    Abstract: Provided are metallic sulfide coated travelers, particularly tungsten disulfide coated travelers, methods of forming metallic sulfide coated travelers, and systems for use of metallic sulfide coated travelers. The metallic sulfide coating results in reduced yarn loading on the coated travelers, reduced heat generation during the spinning operation, and reduced wear of the traveler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: AB Carter Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Kennedy Craig, Fred Pearson Rankin, Behzad Abedi-Asl, Gereon Elmer Poquette, Taylor Ross Hopkins
  • Patent number: 10354857
    Abstract: An envelope of an ultraviolet (UV) bulb comprises a tube of UV transmissive material configured to contain a UV emissive material and a plasma resistant coating on an inner surface of the tube wherein the coating has been deposited by atomic layer deposition (ALD) and is the only material attached to the inner surface of the tube. The tube can be an endless tube having a circular shape and the coating can be an ALD aluminum oxide coating. The UV transmissive material can comprise quartz or fused silica and the tube can have a wall thickness of about 1 to about 2 mm. The coating can have a thickness of no greater than about 200 nm such as about 120 nm to 160 nm. The circular tube can be formed into a torus shape which can have an outer diameter of about 200 mm and the tube itself can have an outer diameter of about 30 mm. The ALD aluminum oxide coating can be a pinhole free conformal coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventors: Xiaolan Chen, Matthew Mudrow, Curtis Bailey, Stephen Lau, Mitchell Lamar
  • Patent number: 10280390
    Abstract: A cell culture container is provided, comprising membrane bound compartments for growing and harvesting monocytes that allows replenishing and removal of feed media without the loss or death of cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Natasha Anna Lundgren, Sarah Louise Clark, Edouard Civel, Jeffrey Ellis Miripol, Herbert Myers Cullis, Phillippe Jean Broussard
  • Patent number: 10221104
    Abstract: A mixed gas containing a precursor gas, an additive gas and a carrier gas is supplied to a preform stored in an electric furnace, and silicon carbide is deposited by chemical vapor deposition or chemical vapor phase impregnation to form a film. The preform includes multiple fiber bundles, and the fiber bundles include multiple fibers. This heat-resistant composite material includes a ceramic fiber preform impregnated with silicon carbide, and producing the composite material involves a step in which silicon carbide is deposited between the fibers to integrate the fibers which configure the fiber bundles, and a step in which silicon carbide is deposited between the fiber bundles to integrate the fiber bundles. Hereby, uniformity of embedding and growth rate of the silicon carbide film are both attained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventors: Takeshi Nakamura, Masato Ishizaki, Kozue Hotozuka, Yasuyuki Fukushima, Yukihiro Shimogaki, Takeshi Momose, Hidetoshi Sugiura, Kohei Shima, Yuichi Funato
  • Patent number: 10079352
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a manufacturing method for a flexible device and a flexible display device. The manufacturing method for a flexible device comprises: step S1, forming an organosiloxane layer on a supporting substrate; step S2, forming a flexible substrate on the organosiloxane layer; step S3, forming a display device on the flexible substrate; step S4, performing an oxidation treatment on a surface of the organosiloxane layer that contacts the supporting substrate such that a silicon dioxide layer is formed between the organosiloxane layer and the supporting substrate; and step S5, peeling off the supporting substrate from the silicon dioxide layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignees: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd., Hefei Xinsheng Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Leilei Cheng, Yuankui Ding, Dongfang Wang, Ce Zhao
  • Patent number: 10059623
    Abstract: A hydrophobic coating and a method for applying such a coating to a surface of a substrate. The method includes applying a coating composition to the surface and heating the coated surface at a cure temperature from about 450° C. to about 600° C. for a time from about 8 hours to about 48 hours. The coating composition is applied to the surface by an application method selected from the group consisting of flowing, dipping, and spraying. The coating composition comprises a yttrium compound, an additive selected from the group consisting of a cerium compound and a dispersion of yttrium oxide nanoparticles, a water-soluble polymer, and a solvent solution of de-ionized water and a water-soluble alcohol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: GKN Aerospace Transparency Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Marlowe Moncur, Christopher Rankin
  • Patent number: 9970305
    Abstract: A treatment process for a gas turbine component comprising a bond coating and a ceramic coating, an oxide-forming treatment composition, and a treated component are disclosed. The ceramic coating is contacted with a treatment composition. The treatment composition includes a carrier and a particulate oxide-forming material suspended within the carrier. The particulate oxide-forming material is one or more of yttria oxide, antimony, or tin oxide. The treatment composition is heated to form an oxide overlay coating on the ceramic coating. The treated component includes a ceramic coating and one or both of a corrosion inhibitor and an oxide formed by an oxide-forming treatment composition having the corrosion inhibitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Richard Todd Everhart
  • Patent number: 9970497
    Abstract: A method of treating a carbon structure is provided. The method may include the step of infiltrating the carbon structure with a ceramic preparation comprising yttrium oxides and zirconium oxides. The carbon structure may be densified by chemical vapor infiltration (CVI) and heat treated to form yttrium oxycarbides and/or carbides and zirconium oxycarbides and/or carbides. Heat treating the carbon structure may comprise a temperature ranging from 1000° C. to 1600° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Le Costaouec, Paul Perea
  • Patent number: 9959959
    Abstract: A magnetic steel sheet including a layer adjoining at least one of a top side and bottom side of the magnetic metal sheet. The layer includes a metal oxide containing titanium oxide or tantalum oxide and the layer adjoins the magnetic steel sheet along a diffusion zone into which the titanium or tantalum of the metal oxide has diffused into the magnetic steel sheet. The diffusion zone is produced on at least one of a top surface and a bottom surface of the magnetic steel sheet and the diffusion layer diffuses one of tantalum and titanium as metal into the at least one surface. The metal of the at the at least one surface is converted into an associated metal oxide to form the layer including the metal oxide, and a residual content of the metal of the metal oxide remains in the diffusion zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Inventors: Jens Dahl Jensen, Axel Möhle, Ralph Reiche, Manuela Schneider, Oliver Stier
  • Patent number: 9893383
    Abstract: An improved alkali metal halide cell including an anode module having at least (i) one planar module including a porous assembly and (ii) that encloses an active anode material in an anode reservoir; and a cathode having active cathode material; where the porous assembly is coated with a thin ion-conducting layer that separates the active anode material enclosed within the anode module from the cathode material, and the anode and cathode are contained in a housing having one or more compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Inventors: Eric R. Raub, Larry A. Addington, James A. Degruson, Robert L. Higgins, Jr., Daniel L. Maxwell
  • Patent number: 9890087
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for fabricating a solid article from a boron carbide powder comprising boron carbide particles that are coated with a titanium compound. Further disclosed herein are the unique advantages of the combined use of titanium and graphite additives in the form of water soluble species to improve intimacy of mixing in the green state. The carbon facilitates sintering, whose concentration is then attenuated in the process of forming very hard, finely dispersed Ti B2 phases. The further recognition of the merits of a narrow particle size distribution B4C powder and the use of sintering soak temperatures at the threshold of close porosity which achieve post-HIPed microstructures with average grain sizes approaching the original median particle size. The combination of interdependent factors has led to B4C-based articles of higher hardness than previously reported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Inventors: Charles Schenck Wiley, Robert F. Speyer
  • Patent number: 9871170
    Abstract: A light emitting device has a light emitting element, a package, a lead, and a cover film. The package is arranged to form at least part of an inner peripheral face of a recess portion. The light emitting element is housed in the recess portion. The lead is disposed on a bottom face of the recess portion. The lead is electrically connected to the light emitting element. The cover film is arranged to cover the inner peripheral face of the recess portion. The cover film has light transmissive and electrical insulation. The package includes a base material and a plurality of particles. The base material includes a resin. A coefficient of thermal expansion of the particles is different from a coefficient of thermal expansion of the base material. The particles are disposed at least near the inner peripheral face of the recess portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Nichia Corporation
    Inventors: Yukiko Oshima, Yoshiki Sato, Toshiyuki Okazaki, Takayoshi Wakaki
  • Patent number: 9863039
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a MoS2 thin film and a method for manufacturing the same. The present disclosure provides a MoS2 thin film and a method for manufacturing the same using an atomic layer deposition method. In particular, the MoS2 thin film is manufactured by an atomic layer deposition method without using a toxic gas such as H2S as a sulfur precursor. Thus, the present disclosure is eco-friendly. Furthermore, it is possible to prevent the damage and contamination of manufacturing equipment during the manufacturing process. In addition, it is possible to manufacture the MoS2 thin film by precisely controlling the thickness of the MoS2 thin film to the level of an atomic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Inventor: Yo-Sep Min
  • Patent number: 9841327
    Abstract: A method of processing a liquid material. The method includes mixing a liquid material with a solvent, wherein the solvent has a constituent capable of coating the particles of the material. The liquid material mixed with the solvent is then particlized, deposited on a substrate and activated to form a pre-defined electrically conductive pattern. Particlization methods include sonication and the deposition methods include ink-jet printing. Activation methods include applying mechanical pressure. The method can be used to produce electronic devices. The electronic devices made by the method include strain gauges. The substrates utilized for making the electronic devices utilizing the method can be wearable or stretchable or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Inventors: Rebecca Kramer Bottiglio, John William Boley, Edward Lewis White
  • Patent number: 9583335
    Abstract: Method of deposition on a substrate of a dielectric film by introducing into a reaction chamber a vapor of a precursor selected from the group consisting of Zr(MeCp)(NMe2)3, Zr(EtCp)(NMe2)3, ZrCp(NMe2)3, Zr(MeCp)(NEtMe)3, Zr(EtCp)(NEtMe)3, ZrCp(NEtMe)3, Zr(MeCp)(NEt2)3, Zr(EtCp)(NEt2)3, ZrCp(NEt2)3, Zr(iPr2Cp)(NMe2)3, Zr(tBu2Cp)(NMe2)3, Hf(MeCp)(NMe2)3, Hf(EtCp)(NMe2)3, HfCp(NMe2)3, Hf(MeCp)(NEtMe)3, Hf(EtCp)(NEtMe)3, HfCp(NEtMe)3, Hf(MeCp)(NEt2)3, Hf(EtCp)(NEt2)3, HfCp(NEt2)3, Hf(iPr2Cp)(NMe2)3, Hf(tBu2Cp)(NMe2)3, and mixtures thereof; and depositing the dielectric film on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide, Société Anonyme pour l'Etude et l'Exploitation des Procédés Georges Claude
    Inventors: Christian Dussarrat, Nicolas Blasco, Audrey Pinchart, Christophe Lachaud
  • Patent number: 9203042
    Abstract: An electronic component having an encapsulation which has at least two double layers is described. In addition, a method for producing an electronic component in which a layer sequence is encapsulated is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignees: OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH, Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Günter Schmid, Arvid Hunze
  • Patent number: 9188705
    Abstract: In order to eliminate non-uniformity in the appearance of a cover glass for photoelectric conversion devices, the reflectance curve of the cover glass is extremely flattened. Provided is a cover glass for photoelectric conversion devices that includes a glass sheet having an uneven surface such as a figured glass, and a reflection-reducing film formed on the uneven surface. The reflection-reducing film includes silica fine particles and a binder for the silica fine particles. The silica fine particles are arranged in a single layer on the top portion of the uneven surface of the glass sheet, while the silica fine particles are arranged in stacks to a thickness equivalent to at least three layers on the bottom portion of the uneven surface. The uneven surface of the glass sheet has an average spacing Sm of at least 0.4 mm but not more than 2.5 mm and an arithmetic average roughness Ra of 0.5 ?m to 5 ?m. The cover glass has a reflectance of at least 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Inventors: Mizuho Koyo, Toru Yamamoto, Mitsuhiro Kawazu, Masaatsu Kido
  • Patent number: 9175152
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an emulsion composition for manufacturing a polyalkylene carbonate molded product and a molded product manufactured by using the same. The emulsion composition according to the present invention provides a resin molded product that has biodegradability and complete combustion decomposability to show environment-friendly feature and rubber-like properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Hyun Ju Cho, Jin-Hwa Seo, Seung Young Park
  • Patent number: 9079214
    Abstract: A method of producing a magnesium fluoride coating includes a step of forming a coating by applying a solution containing a fluorine-containing organic magnesium compound represented by the following formula to a base and a step of heat-treating the coating while the coating is being irradiated with a beam of light with a wavelength of 246 nm or less: Mg(CF3—X—COO)2??(1) wherein X represents a single bond or one of —(CF2)n—, —(CH2)m—, and —CH2CF2— that may have a substituent, where n and m each represent an integer of 1 to 4. The temperature of the heat-treating step can be 250° C. or lower. The coating can be irradiated with a beam of light with a wavelength of 185 nm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Tanaka, Motokazu Kobayashi, Teigo Sakakibara
  • Patent number: 9051882
    Abstract: A seal assembly for use in a gas turbine engine includes a first component, a second component, and a sealing unit. The first component is spaced apart from the second component to form a gap therebetween. The sealing unit is positioned in the gap between the first and second components to block liquids and/or gasses from traveling through the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew D. Copeland, John H. Munson
  • Patent number: 9053979
    Abstract: Oxide thin film, electronic devices including the oxide thin film and methods of manufacturing the oxide thin film, the methods including (A) applying an oxide precursor solution comprising at least one of zinc (Zn), indium (In) and tin (Sn) on a substrate, (B) heat-treating the oxide precursor solution to form an oxide layer, and (C) repeating the steps (A) and (B) to form a plurality of the oxide layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong-Baek Seon, Myung-kwan Ryu, Kyung-Bae Park, Sang-yoon Lee, Bon-Won Koo
  • Patent number: 9044736
    Abstract: A metal substrate for flue gas-denitration catalyst that, like SUS304, can be used without corroding is provided by improving the corrosion resistance of SUS430 substrate that is inexpensive and can easily be supplied stably. A method for producing the metal substrate for flue gas-denitration catalyst, wherein the method comprising the steps of: lath-processing a band-shaped steel plate made of ferrite stainless steel into a band-shaped metal lath; (1) degreasing process oil adhering to the metal lath; (2) passing the metal lath through a solution containing phosphoric acid and surfactant to load the solution; (3) draining off the excess solution; and (4) drying and heating the solution-loaded metal lath to react the phosphoric acid with the substrate, in which respective steps are carried out sequentially to form a film of phosphate compound on a surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuyoshi Kato, Naomi Imada, Keiichiro Kai, Kotoe Matsuyama
  • Patent number: 9040119
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing a transparent conductive film which is formed via a coating step, a drying step and a baking step, wherein the baking step is characterized in that the dried coating film containing the organic metal compound as the main component is baked by being heated to a baking temperature or higher, at which at least the inorganic component is crystallized, under an oxygen-containing atmosphere having a dewpoint of ?10° C. or lower, whereby an organic component contained in the dried coating film is removed therefrom by a heat decomposition, a combustion or the combination thereof to thereby form a conductive oxide microparticle layer densely filled with conductive oxide microparticles containing the metal oxide as a main component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaya Yukinobu, Yoshihiro Otsuka
  • Patent number: 9005702
    Abstract: High-temperature fabrics with a coatings to provide oxidation protection at high temperatures, and capable of being formed into a variety of softgoods parts, and methods for their manufacture are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Adam J Lang, Leanne L Lehman, Vann Heng, Kenneth R Stempel
  • Publication number: 20150093584
    Abstract: A composition comprises a liquid continuous phase and a plurality of composite particles dispersed therein. The composite particles each comprise a fluorosilane-treated graphene-comprising particle and a fluoropolymer particle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Qi Zhang, Yu Qi, Brynn Dooley, Nan-Xing Hu
  • Publication number: 20150093503
    Abstract: A process for the deposition of tantalum oxide on a substrate from a precursor mix comprising a halide of tantalum and an organic oxygen source. The process lends itself in particular to on line coating during the float glass manufacturing process, where residual heat is used to effect thermal decomposition of the organic oxygen source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Anna Louise Colley, Kevin David Sanderson, Gary Robert Nichol, David Alan Strickler
  • Patent number: 8991211
    Abstract: Methods for producing glass articles of a wide range of geometrical shapes, including shapes that are heretofore difficult or impossible to make monolithically. The glass articles are made by first building the nascent glass article from glass powder and a binder using a three-dimensional printing free-form fabrication process followed by sintering the nascent glass article at a temperature that is hundreds of degrees above the glass powder composition's glass transition temperature while supporting the nascent glass article in a bed of an inert powder having a high flowability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: The ExOne Company
    Inventors: John C. Arlotti, Paul Knor
  • Patent number: 8974855
    Abstract: Disclosed are a variety of ceramics having the formula Ln.sub.1?xM.sub.xMnO.sub.3, where 0.Itoreq.x.Itoreq.1 and where Ln is La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Pm, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Yb, Lu or Y; M is Ca, Sr, Ba, Cd, or Pb; manganite precursors for preparing the ceramics; a method for preparing the precursors; and a method for transforming the precursors into uniform, defect-free ceramics having magnetoresistance properties. The manganite precursors contain a sol and are derived from the metal alkoxides: Ln(OR).sub.3, M(OR).sub.2 and Mn(OR).sub.2, where R is C.sub.2 to C.sub.6 alkyl or C.sub.3 to C.sub.9 alkoxyalkyl, or C.sub.6 to C.sub.9 aryl. The preferred ceramics are films prepared by a spin coating method and are particularly suited for incorporation into a device such as an integrated circuit device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: The United States Department of Energy
    Inventors: David Alan Payne, Brent Allen Clothier
  • Patent number: 8974856
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for fabricating a ceramic film on a copper foil. The method comprises applying a layer of a sol-gel composition onto a copper foil. The sol-gel composition comprises a precursor of a ceramic material suspended in 2-methoxyethanol. The layer of sol-gel is then dried at a temperature up to about 250° C. The dried layer is then pyrolyzed at a temperature in the range of about 300 to about 450° C. to form a ceramic film from the ceramic precursor. The ceramic film is then crystallized at a temperature in the range of about 600 to about 750° C. The drying, pyrolyzing and crystallizing are performed under a flowing stream of an inert gas. In some embodiments an additional layer of the sol-gel composition is applied onto the ceramic film and the drying, pyrolyzing and crystallizing steps are repeated for the additional layer to build up a thicker ceramic layer on the copper foil. The process can be repeated one or more times if desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: UChicago Argonne, LLC
    Inventors: Beihai Ma, Manoj Narayanan, Stephen E. Dorris, Uthamalingam Balachandran
  • Patent number: 8968827
    Abstract: A method of forming a boron nitride. The method comprises contacting a metal article with a monomeric boron-nitrogen compound and converting the monomeric boron-nitrogen compound to a boron nitride. The boron nitride is formed on the same or a different metal article. The monomeric boron-nitrogen compound is borazine, cycloborazane, trimethylcycloborazane, polyborazylene, B-vinylborazine, poly(B-vinylborazine), or combinations thereof. The monomeric boron-nitrogen compound is polymerized to form the boron nitride by exposure to a temperature greater than approximately 100° C. The boron nitride is amorphous boron nitride, hexagonal boron nitride, rhombohedral boron nitride, turbostratic boron nitride, wurzite boron nitride, combinations thereof, or boron nitride and carbon. A method of conditioning a ballistic weapon and a metal article coated with the monomeric boron-nitrogen compound are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: U.S. Department of Energy
    Inventors: Tammy L. Trowbridge, Alan K. Wertsching, Patrick J. Pinhero, David L. Crandall
  • Patent number: 8969234
    Abstract: A method of preparing a fuel cell electrode catalyst by preparing a platinum-carbon core-shell composite, which has a platinum nanoparticle core and a graphene carbon shell, using a simultaneous evaporation process, a method for preparing a fuel cell electrode comprising the catalyst prepared thereby, and a fuel cell comprising the same. A fuel cell comprising an electrode catalyst consisting of the core-shell composite prepared by simultaneously evaporating the platinum precursor and the organic precursor can have high performance and high durability, because the platinum particles are not agglomerated or detached and corroded even under severe conditions, including high-temperature, long use term, acidic and alkaline conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Energy Research
    Inventors: Hee-Yeon Kim, Seok-yong Hong
  • Patent number: 8956693
    Abstract: A surface treatment device that ejects a combination of precursor substances as a directed flow of surface treatment particles. Planar objects are conveyed along a defined plane through the particle flow, a region on the surface of the planar object that the particle flow hits forming a region of direct impact. The device comprises directing means for directing the particle flow to travel along the surface of the planar object in an extended impact region outside the region of direct impact; and flow control means for controlling the extent of the extended impact region which may include a vortex flow. The exposure of the treated surface with the particle flow increases and the probability of the desired surface treatment processes to take place increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Beneq Oy
    Inventor: Anssi Hovinen
  • Publication number: 20150038044
    Abstract: A method of forming a micropattern structure includes: coating a structure including a plurality of guide blocks extending in a first direction on a substrate and disposed to be spaced apart from each other in a second direction, which is perpendicular to the first direction, with a sacrificial material; ashing a portion of the sacrificial material to expose upper portions of the plurality of guide blocks; coating the structure with a first material having a polarity that is contrary to a polarity of a filling material filling the structure; heat-treating the structure to chemically bond the first material to the upper portions of the plurality of guide blocks; removing the sacrificial material and excess first material to form a first material cap chemically bonded to the upper portions of the plurality of guide blocks; and filling the structure with the filling material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Su Mi LEE, Min Hyuck KANG, Myung Im KIM, Tae Woo KIM, Seung-Won PARK, Xie Lei, Moon Gyu LEE
  • Patent number: 8945687
    Abstract: Disclosed are a heat transfer medium and a heat transfer method that uses the heat transfer medium. The heat transfer medium comprises a light-transparent substrate coated with a plurality of nano particles. The nano particles absorb light incident thereon to thereby produce heat, which is transferred to a target object to be heated. Nano particles can be applied onto a target object. After heating, the particles are removed by etching. Nano particles can be selectively applied to the light-transparent substrate or directly to a target object to be heat so as to localize heat-production and thus heat selective portions of the target object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seonmi Yoon, Jaeyoung Choi, Hyeon Jin Shin, Jeong Gun Lee, Jongmyeon Park
  • Patent number: 8945674
    Abstract: A method for forming a protective coating containing aluminum and zirconium on the surface of a metal part. The part is put into contact with a cement made of aluminum alloy, at a treatment temperature, with an atmosphere containing an active gas which reacts with the cement to form a gaseous aluminum halide, which decomposes in contact with the part depositing metallic aluminum thereon, the active gas containing ZrOCl2 that decomposes in contact with the part depositing Zr metal thereon, and being formed by vaporizing granules of ZrOCl2 that are solid at ambient temperature. The part, the cement, and ZrOCl2 granules are then progressively heated together in a chamber from ambient temperature to the treatment temperature with a plateau at 400° C.±200° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventors: Jerome Brossier, Yannick Cadoret, Justine Menuey, Annie Pasquet
  • Publication number: 20150004324
    Abstract: A method of smoothing the surface of a ceramic matrix composite material part that presents a surface that is undulating and rough. The method includes depositing a refractory vitreous coating on the surface of the part, the vitreous coating essentially containing silica, alumina, baryte, and lime.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Eric BOUILLON, Nicolas EBERLING-FUX, Serge CHATEIGNER
  • Patent number: 8911830
    Abstract: A method for forming a surface topcoat can include mixing a plurality of carbon nanotubes (CNT) with a thermally decomposable polymer binder to form a thermally decomposable polymer composite. The thermally decomposable polymer composite is mixed with a plurality of fluoroplastic particles, a fluorinated surfactant, and a solvent media to form a coating dispersion. Next, the coating dispersion is applied to a substrate such as a printer fuser member substrate to form a coated substrate. The coated substrate is heated to cure the coating dispersion to form a final coating film on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Yu Qi, Qi Zhang, Nan-Xing Hu
  • Patent number: 8911825
    Abstract: A production process which comprises a preform formation step of forming a fiber preform made of silicon carbide short fibers having heat resistance of 1000° C. or greater; a sol-gel preparation step of preparing a sol-gel solution containing a heat resistant compound having heat resistance of 1000° C. or greater; an impregnation-drying-calcination step of impregnating the fiber preform with the sol-gel solution, followed by drying and calcining; and a crystallization step of crystallizing the fiber preform after impregnation, drying and calcination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignees: IHI Corporation, Ube Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Oishi, Yoshizumi Tanaka, Norifumi Miyamoto, Michiyuki Suzuki, Mitsuhiko Sato
  • Patent number: 8911824
    Abstract: A method of sealing a surface and structure of a refractory crucible with a ceramic, comprising the steps of: (a) heating a refractory crucible to a predetermined temperature; (b) applying a wetting agent to a surface of the crucible; (c) applying a ceramic slip along the inner surface of the crucible; (d) applying a vacuum to an outer surface of the crucible; (e) removing excess slip from the inner surface of the crucible; (f) heating the crucible to remove moisture therefrom; and (g) firing the crucible at a temperature between 1,300° C. and about 1,700° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Zircoa, Inc.
    Inventor: Arden L. Just
  • Patent number: 8911821
    Abstract: A method for forming nanometer scale dot-shaped materials is provided. The method includes providing a sub-micrometer scale material and a metallo-organic compound. The sub-micrometer scale material and the metallo-organic compound are mixed in a solvent. Then, the metallo-organic compound is decomposed by thermal decomposition process and reduced to form a plurality of nanometer scale dot-shaped materials on the sub-micrometer scale material, wherein the sub-micrometer scale material and the nanometer-scale dot-shaped materials are heterologous materials. Then, the plurality of nanometer scale dot-shaped materials is melted, such that a plurality of the adjacent sub-micrometer scale materials is connected to each other to form a continuous interface between the sub-micrometer scale materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Chun-An Lu, Hong-Ching Lin, Kuo-Chan Chiou, Szu-Po Huang
  • Patent number: 8894760
    Abstract: A Group 3a ink, comprising, as initial components: a polyamine solvent; a Group 3a material/organic complex; and, a reducing agent; wherein the molar concentration of the reducing agent exceeds the molar concentration of the Group 3a material/organic complex; wherein the Group 3a ink is a stable dispersion and wherein the Group 3a ink is hydrazine and hydrazinium free. Also provided are methods of preparing the Group 3a ink and of using the Group 3a ink to deposit a Group 3a material on a substrate for use in a variety of semiconductor applications, such as metallization of silicon devices in VLSI technology, the growth of semiconducting III-V alloys, thin film transistors (TFTs), light emitting diodes (LEDs); and infrared detectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Calzia, David W. Mosley
  • Publication number: 20140323602
    Abstract: A method and a device for direct printing onto plastic containers, where an intermediate layer is in a first step using a first device applied onto the container to be printed and the container is in a second step using a second device printed in certain areas, and the intermediate layer enters into a bond with the container and the print layer that is insoluble in aqueous solutions having a pH value between 3 and 10, and is very soluble in aqueous solutions having a pH value in a range less than 3 and/or greater than 10; and a recycling method for a plastic container having an intermediate layer applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Johann Weigert, Andreas Sonnauer, Florian Lauterbach, Migjen Rrahimi
  • Publication number: 20140322851
    Abstract: A tablet for a plasma coating system having a first part that includes a first material having a first sublimation point at a first pressure and a second part that is disposed on the first part and comprises a second material having a second melting point at the first pressure, wherein the second melting point is lower than the first sublimation point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hun Kim, Jin-Woo Park
  • Patent number: 8871312
    Abstract: Specialty ceramic materials which resist corrosion/erosion under semiconductor processing conditions which employ a corrosive/erosive plasma. The corrosive plasma may be a halogen-containing plasma. The specialty ceramic materials have been modified to provide a controlled electrical resistivity which suppresses plasma arcing potential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Y. Sun, Kenneth S. Collins, Ren-Guan Duan, Senh Thach, Thomas Graves, Xiaoming He, Jie Yuan
  • Patent number: 8865254
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for applying a material onto a substrate using a droplet printing technique, wherein the material is provided in the form of a solution of a precursor of the material or a suspension of the material, droplets are generated from the solution or the suspension and the droplets are heated before they are deposited on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Toegepast-Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek Tno
    Inventor: Antonius T. W. Kempen