Interior Of Hollow Article Coating Patents (Class 427/230)
  • Patent number: 10449518
    Abstract: An oxidation catalyst is described for treating an exhaust gas from a diesel engine, which oxidation catalyst comprises: a substrate; a first washcoat region disposed on the substrate, wherein the first washcoat region comprises a first platinum group metal (PGM) and a first support material; a second washcoat region adjacent to the first washcoat region, wherein the second washcoat region comprises a second platinum group metal (PGM) and a second support material; a third washcoat region disposed on the substrate, wherein the third washcoat region comprises a third platinum group metal (PGM) and a third support material; and wherein either: (i) the third washcoat region is adjacent to the second washcoat region; or (ii) the second washcoat region is disposed or supported on the third washcoat region. Also described are uses and methods involving the oxidation catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson Matthey Public Limited Company
    Inventors: Penelope Markatou, Yaritza M. Lopez-De Jesus, Wassim Klink, Kieran John Cole, Colin Russell Newman, Robert Hanley, Yoshihito Hashimoto, Masahito Shibata
  • Patent number: 10099237
    Abstract: A repair machine is provided. The repair machine is structured to apply a repair fluid to a plurality of can ends. The repair machine includes a can end down stacker assembly, a can end conveyor assembly, and a spray assembly. The can end down stacker assembly is structured to move individual can ends from a stack to a conveyor assembly. The can end conveyor assembly is structured to transport the can ends over a path, the can end conveyor assembly including a number of reference locations. The can end conveyor assembly is disposed adjacent to the can end down stacker assembly and receives can ends therefrom. The spray assembly is disposed adjacent to the can end conveyor assembly downstream of the can end down stacker assembly. The spray assembly includes a locator assembly, a spray gun assembly, a motion assembly, and a control assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Stolle Machinery Company, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Andrew Davidson, Dennis Cornelius Stammen, Andrew Thomas Hogenkamp, Jeremy D. Love, Steven Wayne Holt, Michael Andrew Thomas
  • Patent number: 10040726
    Abstract: A method for producing a composite insulating mineral block, includes providing a mineral masonry block including at least one cell with walls having a water absorption rate of less than 5 g/(m2·s) at 10 minutes, and filling the cell with a mineral cement foam, wherein a cement used to produce the mineral cement foam has an aluminum oxide content of less than 20% by weight of the cement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: LAFARGE
    Inventors: Hélène Lombois-Burger, Cédric Roy, Christophe Levy
  • Patent number: 9975978
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for polymerizing ethylenically unsaturated monomers by free-radical initiated emulsion polymerization in an aqueous medium in a polymerization reactor, wherein the inside walls and optionally also the fittings in the reactor are coated by applying a deposit-inhibiting product before the reactor is filled, characterized in that the surfaces that are to be coated with deposit-inhibiting product are treated with an acid solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Wacker Chemie AG
    Inventor: Muhammad Babar
  • Patent number: 9962726
    Abstract: A dipping bath according to the present disclosure includes a body to hold a slurry for dip coating, an inlet installed to flow the slurry from an outside of the body to an inside, and an outlet installed to discharge the slurry from the inside of the body to the outside, and one end of the inlet placed inside the body may be disposed facing a side surface of the body at a distance and may be tilted to a predetermined angle in a direction toward a bottom surface of the body. According to the present disclosure, adjustment of an incidence angle of the slurry flowing into the bath through the inlet may increase a flow rate of the slurry toward the bottom surface, as well as allowing a uniform distribution of solids contained in the slurry circulating through the bath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: WonChan Park, De-Hee Kim, Ye-Hoon Im
  • Patent number: 9908134
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of applying a coating to a glass sleeve with an inner surface and an outer surface, the glass sleeve configured as a part of a solar-receiver tube. Thereby, the coating is solely applied to one of the surfaces of the glass sleeve. Also disclosed is a method of fixing such glass sleeve in an interior of a coating tank, such coating tank and a fixing arrangement for fixing such glass sleeve in an interior of a coating tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens Concentrated Solar Power Ltd.
    Inventors: Hagai Aran, Victor Levin, Elad Mor
  • Patent number: 9908146
    Abstract: Two-part coating compositions are described comprising an aliphatic cyclic secondary amine and methods of coating surfaces of a (e.g. drinking water) pipeline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Ryan B. Prince, Clinton L. Jones, Stuart E. Fores, Alexander J. Kugel, Cori S. Griesgraber, Mario A. Perez, Dana R. Reed
  • Patent number: 9862138
    Abstract: A structure including a substrate and a coating material. The substrate includes a plurality of voids and a surface on which at least the plurality of voids are formed, and is formed such that a void ratio of the plurality of voids decreases one of 2-dimensionally and 3-dimensionally from an inner side of the substrate toward an outer side thereof. The coating material is formed on the surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Yasukochi
  • Patent number: 9745437
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method of preparing a microcellular polyurethane elastomer by reacting naphthalene diisocyanate with a polyol to prepare a prepolymer containing an isocyanate (NCO) group, followed by mixing the prepared polyurethane prepolymer with a plasticizer, water, an emulsifier and the like, and then foaming the prepolymer blend to prepare a polyurethane elastomer, wherein the emulsifier is a mixture of (a) a compound selected from the group consisting of 2,4-toluene diisocyanate, 2,6-toluene diisocyanate, 2,4-diphenylmethane diisocyanate, 4,4?-diphenylmethane diisocyanate, hexamethylene diisocyanate, 1,4?-cyclohexane diisocyanate and mixtures thereof, and (b) a C2-10 hydrocarbon having a molecular weight of 500 or less with two to four hydroxyl groups, or mixtures thereof. The method of the invention can optimize the viscosity and properties of the prepolymer resulting from the reaction of naphthalene diisocyanate with a polyol, thus improving processability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: SKC Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Soo Yang, Hee Young Choi, Jeongmoo Kim, Joon Mo Lee
  • Patent number: 9725359
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed therein generally pertain to selectively strengthening glass. More particularly, techniques are described for selectively strengthening cover glass, which tends to be thin, for electronic devices, namely, portable electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Douglas J. Weber
  • Patent number: 9633824
    Abstract: Embodiments of apparatus for physical vapor deposition are provided. In some embodiments, a target assembly for use in a substrate processing system to process a substrate includes a plate having a first side and an opposing second side, wherein the second side comprises a target supporting surface extending from the second side in a direction normal to the second side, wherein the target supporting surface has a first diameter and is bounded by a first edge; and a target having a first side bonded to the target supporting surface, wherein a diameter of the target is greater than the first diameter of the target supporting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Thanh X. Nguyen, Yong Cao, Muhammad Rasheed, Xianmin Tang
  • Patent number: 9634251
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a nanotube solution being treated with a molecular additive, a nanotube film having enhanced adhesion property due to the treatment of the molecular additive, and methods for forming the nanotube solution and the nanotube film. The nanotube solution includes a liquid medium, nanotubes in the liquid medium, and a molecular additive in the liquid medium, wherein the molecular additive includes molecules that provide source elements for forming a group IV oxide within the nanotube solution. The molecular additive can introduce silicon (Si) and/or germanium (Ge) in the liquid medium, such that nominal silicon and/or germanium concentrations of the nanotube solution ranges from about 5 ppm to about 60 ppm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Nantero Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Roberts, Rahul Sen, Peter Sites, J. Thomas Kocab, Billy Smith, Feng Gu
  • Patent number: 9468954
    Abstract: Pipe inspection and pressurized fluid cleaning systems, methods, and apparatus are disclosed. A jetter push-cable device may include a high-pressure hydraulic hose core with a helical surround of small-diameter flexible rods and/or conductors, wrapped in such a way as to provide a cable of low bend-radius for use in small-diameter pipe inspections and cleaning. Conductors may be included in the push-cable. End-effectors, such as jetter nozzles and cutters may be coupled to the push-cable. An annular camera assembly, which may include lighting elements, may be further included in the push-cable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: SEESCAN, INC.
    Inventors: Mark S. Olsson, Eric Chapman, Justin W. Taylor, Matthew J. Thompson
  • Patent number: 9403202
    Abstract: A method of lubricating an interior of a tube includes applying a lubricant including a mixture of an additive and a solvent into an interior of a tube. A flow of drying agent is injected into a first end of the tube to force the solvent from the interior of the tube via a second end of the tube thereby leaving a coating of additive at the interior of the tube. The drying agent is heated to remove additional solvent from the interior of the tube via evaporation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jason Michael Thomas, Luis Felipe Avila, Jon P. Kennedy, Loren D. Hoffman, Jeffrey L. Jones
  • Patent number: 9368821
    Abstract: Disclosed is a composite electrolyte membrane for a fuel cell. The composite electrolyte membrane includes a polybenzimidazole-based polymer and a metal-grafted porous structure. The composite electrolyte membrane is doped with phosphoric acid. The metal-containing porous structure is present in an amount of 0.1 to 30% by weight, based on the weight of the polymer. The presence of the metal-containing porous structure allows the fuel cell electrolyte membrane to have excellent thermal properties and high proton conductivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Industry-Academic Cooperation Foundation Yonsei University
    Inventors: Haksoo Han, Minsu Jeong, Seung-Hyuk Choi
  • Patent number: 9355823
    Abstract: A method includes forming a coating layer in a dry etching chamber, placing a wafer into the dry etching chamber, etching a metal-containing layer of the wafer, and moving the wafer out of the dry etching chamber. After the wafer is moved out of the dry etching chamber, the coating layer is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu Chao Lin, Yuan-Min Chiu, Ming-Ching Chang, Hsin-Yi Tsai, Chao-Cheng Chen
  • Patent number: 9303522
    Abstract: A method for repairing run-in coatings is provided. The method includes the steps of filling a damaged site of the run-in coating with a filling material having a material composition that corresponds to a material composition of the run-in coating or is comparable to the material composition of the run-in coating or having material properties that are comparable to material properties of the run-in coating; drying the filling material that has been filled into the damaged site; depositing a donor diffusion layer over an area of the damaged site and onto the dried filling material; and thermally treating the run-in coating at least in the area of the damaged site to locally diffuse at least one metallic element from the donor diffusion layer into the filling material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: MTU Aero Engines GmbH
    Inventors: Manfred A. Daeubler, Horst Mueller-Wittek, Renate Mendritzki, André Werner, Heinrich Walter
  • Patent number: 9204706
    Abstract: A disposable body lotion applicator and method of application in which removable gloves with an impermeable surface on the inside and an absorbent material on the front side are adhered to a substrate which is temporarily adhered to a wall or other suitable surface at a preferred height and position with two-sided sticky tape or other suitable weak adhesive and on which body lotion is applied first to allow a person to spread lotion on his own entire back without holding the applicator by rubbing the back against the applicator and then in which the gloves are removed from the substrate to finish applying lotion to the body without getting lotion on the hands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Inventor: Shane R. Applebee
  • Patent number: 9115256
    Abstract: Disclosed is a polyamide film coated with a vinylidene chloride copolymer mixture, wherein: on at least one side of a biaxially stretched polyamide film, a vinylidene chloride copolymer mixture layer in which no thermal crosslinking agent is copolymerized is formed by coating without through an intermediary of a primer layer; the vinylidene chloride copolymer mixture is a mixture including two or more vinylidene chloride copolymers; and one of the vinylidene chloride copolymers has a crystal melting point of 170° C. or higher and 210° C. or lower and is contained in an amount of 25 to 45 parts by mass in relation to 100 parts by mass of the vinylidene chloride copolymer mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: UNITIKA LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Kuwata, Takayoshi Okuzu
  • Patent number: 9109291
    Abstract: A cold spray coating process is disclosed. The cold spray coating process includes positioning a cold spray nozzle relative to a bearing assembly, rotating the bearing assembly, and directing a powdered babbitt material through the cold spray nozzle, to a surface of the rotating bearing assembly. The powdered babbitt material adheres to the surface of the rotating bearing assembly, forming a coating on the surface. Another cold spray coating process includes positioning the cold spray nozzle relative to a bearing assembly, rotating the cold spray nozzle, and directing a powdered babbitt material through the cold spray nozzle, to a surface of the bearing assembly. The powdered babbitt material adheres to the surface, the rotating of the cold spray nozzle forming a coating on the surface. Another cold spray coating process includes monitoring properties of the coating on the surface of the bearing assembly with a coating monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Gary Austin Lamberton, Kathleen Blanche Morey, Andrew Batton Witney
  • Patent number: 9044780
    Abstract: A method for coating a mechanical member provided with at least a support plate and one or more tubular elements attached in through manner to the support plate. The method comprises a first coating step, in which an external surface of the support plate is coated with a first layer of plastic material, and a second coating step in which a terminal portion of the internal surface of the tubular elements is coated with a multi-layer coating. In the second coating step the multi-layer coating is made by depositing in sequence one on top of the other a plurality of layers of plastic material, each of which is deposited partly in correspondence with the terminal portion of the internal surface of the relative tubular element and partly in correspondence with the surface of the first layer of the external surface of the support plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: G.M.A. SRL
    Inventor: Roberto Grassetti
  • Publication number: 20150146839
    Abstract: Systems passively eliminate noncondensable gasses from facilities susceptible to damage from combustion of built-up noncondensable gasses, such as H2 and O2 in nuclear power plants, without the need for external power and/or moving parts. Systems include catalyst plates installed in a lower header of the Passive Containment Cooling System (PCCS) condenser, a catalyst packing member, and/or a catalyst coating on an interior surface of a condensation tube of the PCCS condenser or an annular outlet of the PCCS condenser. Structures may have surfaces or hydrophobic elements that inhibit water formation and promote contact with the noncondensable gas. Noncondensable gasses in a nuclear power plant are eliminated by installing and using the systems individually or in combination. An operating pressure of the PCCS condenser may be increased to facilitate recombination of noncondensable gasses therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: GE-HITACHI NUCLEAR ENERGY AMERICAS LLC
    Inventors: Wayne MARQUINO, Stephan C. MOEN, Richard M. WACHOWIAK, John L. GELS, Jesus DIAZ-QUIROZ, John C. BURNS, JR.
  • Publication number: 20150147562
    Abstract: A material contains open pores in which the channels and pores that are internally coated with at least one layer of phosphorus-containing alumina. Such material is formed by infiltrating a porous material one or more times with a non-colloidal, low-viscosity liquid coating precursor, drying, and curing the coating precursor to form a phosphorus-containing alumina layer within pores of the material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: APPLIED THIN FILMS INC.
    Inventors: Sankar Sambasivan, Vikram Sharad Kaul, Francis Richard Chapman
  • Publication number: 20150139581
    Abstract: A bearing cage, including: a body fabricated of phenolic material and having an outer circumferential surface and an inner circumferential surface; and a coating of molybdenum disulfide or polytetrafluoroethylene adhered to the outer circumferential surface or the inner circumferential surface. A method of manufacturing a bearing cage, including: fabricating a body from phenolic material, the body including an outer circumferential surface and an inner circumferential surface connecting first and second sides; and adhering a coating of molybdenum disulfide or polytetrafluoroethylene to the inner or outer circumferential surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: William Moratz
  • Publication number: 20150140209
    Abstract: A pre-treatment method for plating can form a plating layer having sufficient adhesivity on an inner surface of a recess and on a surface of a substrate at an outside of the recess even when the recess has a high aspect ratio. The pre-treatment method for plating includes a preparation process of preparing the substrate having the recess; a first coupling layer forming process of forming a first coupling layer 21a at least on the inner surface of the recess of the substrate by using a first coupling agent; and a second coupling layer forming process of forming a second coupling layer 21b at least on the surface of the substrate at the outside of the recess by using a second coupling agent after the first coupling layer forming process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Takashi Tanaka, Yuichiro Inatomi, Kazutoshi Iwai, Mitsuaki Iwashita
  • Patent number: 9034277
    Abstract: A microfluidic cartridge having a microfluidic channel may have at least one surface that has been roughened, etched or otherwise treated to alter its surface characteristics. In some instances, a microfluidic cartridge may have a microfluidic channel that is configured to provide even distribution of a lysing reagent across the channel. The surface may be roughened or etched using a laser, an abrasive, application of a solvent or in any other suitable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Gu, Mark Washa
  • Publication number: 20150109734
    Abstract: An inside surface of a hose for use with liquid-cooled cooling plate assemblies and other applications that contain copper (Cu) components is pre-treated with a passivating agent to reduce depletion of a copper corrosion inhibitor (e.g., benzotriazole (BTA)) dissolved in a liquid coolant (e.g., deionized water) that flows through the hose. Exemplary passivating agents include, but are not limited to, aliphatic alcohols (e.g., 1-hexanol), alkoxysilanes (e.g., (3-aminopropyl)triethoxysilane), and multidentate polymers (e.g., polyvinyl alcohol (PVA)). In one embodiment, a solution of pre-hydrolyzed (3-aminopropyl)triethoxysilane and deionized water is passed through a multilayer hose to form a pre-treated multilayer hose. In some embodiments, one or more pre-treated hoses interconnect liquid-coolant cooling system components (e.g., cold plates, headers, manifolds, pumps, reservoirs, and heat exchangers) of a cooling apparatus that removes heat from one or more electronic components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dylan J. Boday, Joseph Kuczynski, Jason T. Wertz, Jing Zhang
  • Publication number: 20150093504
    Abstract: A method for applying a polymer to a substrate having a first surface and a second surface (such as an inside surface and outside surface). One or more apertures are provided through the substrate, with the apertures linking the first and second surfaces. A polymer coating is applied to the first and second surfaces, with some of the polymer coating flowing into and remaining within the aperture(s). The polymer coating within the aperture(s) serves to link the polymer coating covering the first surface and the polymer coating covering the second surface. The invention also encompasses coated objects made using the inventive method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Jon H. Brasher
  • Patent number: 8986799
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions that can be used as coatings for the inner lining of cargo tanks. The compositions comprise a mixture of epoxy resins, a curing agent, an accelerator or mixture of accelerator(s), and one or more filler(s) or pigment(s), wherein the mixture of epoxy resins comprises 60-80 wt. % of an RDGE epoxy resin and 20-40 wt. % of an epoxy novolac resin, wherein the wt. % is based upon the total weight of the mixture of epoxy resins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel Coatings International B.V.
    Inventors: Paul Anthony Jackson, Peter Robert Jones
  • Publication number: 20150075668
    Abstract: A method for coating a pipe (1) in the interior thereof, wherein the method has at least the following method steps: (i.) providing an immersion basin (2) which is filled with a coating liquid (3); (ii.) first immersion of the pipe (1) to be coated into the coating liquid (3); (iii.) first removal of the pipe (1) to be coated from the coating liquid (3) ensuring an angle (?) between the central axis (M) and the surface of the coating liquid (3) with 1°<(?)<30°; (iv.) second immersion of the pipe (1) to be coated into the coating liquid (3); (v.) second removal of the pipe (1) to be coated from the coating liquid (3) ensuring an angle (?) between the central axis (M) and the surface of the coating liquid (3) where ?30°<(?)<?1°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: MINIMAX GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Roenpagel, Michael Steinhoff
  • Publication number: 20150064380
    Abstract: The subject matter of the present application is a thermally expandable preparation that can be pumped at application temperatures below 70° C., containing (a) at least one first epoxy resin E1 that has an epoxy equivalent weight of at most 280 g/eq and a viscosity of at most 1250 Pa*s at 25° C., (b) at least one second epoxy resin E2 that has an epoxy equivalent weight of at least 300 g/eq and a viscosity of at most 250 Pa*s at 25° C., (c) at least one hardener that can be thermally activated, (d) at least one propellant that can be thermally activated, and (e) at least 1 wt. % of organic fibres having a fibre length of 0.2 mm to 10 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Emilie BARRIAU, Martin Renkel, Rainer Schoenfeld, Sven Wucherpfennig, Tim Welters
  • Patent number: 8968837
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the treatment of internal surfaces of a hollow body, on the inner surfaces of which areas having different surface properties, for example, having hydrophilic and hydrophobic properties, are produced. The invention further relates to fluid separators that are based on said hollow bodies and that have areas having different surface properties. Such fluid separators are used in medical technology and analysis, in particular biochemical analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Angewandten Forschung E.V.
    Inventors: Marko Eichler, Krees Nagel, Claus-Peter Klages
  • Patent number: 8962076
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a hollow body is disclosed, the body provided with a glass inside surface defining a cavity, said method being characterized in that it includes a step of covering at least a fraction of said inside surface with a lining of composition that is mostly metal, said covering step including sub-steps of activating and of grafting said inside surface respectively with an activation agent and with a grafting agent, and in that said hollow body comprises a single piece of glass inside which said cavity is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: SGD S.A.
    Inventor: Christophe Jean Wagner
  • Publication number: 20150050819
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure generally relate to a support cylinder used in a thermal process chamber. In one embodiment, the support cylinder comprises a ring body having an inner peripheral surface and an outer peripheral surface, wherein the ring body comprises an opaque quartz glass material and wherein the ring body is coated with an optical transparent layer. The optical transparent layer has a coefficient of thermal expansion that is substantially matched or similar to the opaque quartz glass material to reduce thermal expansion mismatch that may cause thermal stress under high thermal loads. In one example, the opaque quartz glass material is synthetic black quartz and the optical transparent layer comprises a clear fused quartz material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Mehran BEHDJAT, Aaron Muir HUNTER, Joseph M. RANISH, Norman TAM, Jeffrey TOBIN, Jiping LI, Martin TRAN
  • Patent number: 8956684
    Abstract: Apparatus, and methods of making and using apparatus, for inserting intraocular lenses (IOLs) are disclosed. The apparatus includes a hollow tube having an interior wall defining a hollow space through which an intraocular lens may be passed from the open space into an eye. A lubricity enhancing component is covalently bonded to the hollow tube at the interior wall in an amount effective to facilitate the passage of the intraocular lens through the hollow space. The lubricity enhancing component includes a substituent component effective to reduce hydrolysis of said lubricity enhancing component relative to an identical lubricity enhancing component without the substituent component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.
    Inventors: Harish Makker, Can Hu, Michael D. Lowery
  • Patent number: 8951608
    Abstract: A plasma-shell for use in a gas discharge (plasma) display is formed by coating an organic core including a polymeric core with an aqueous suspension of inorganic particles. The coated core is heated to a temperature sufficient to remove the organic core and form a porous bisque shell of inorganic particles with a hollow center. The shell is submerged in an atmosphere of ionizable gas suitable for a gas discharge PDP device. The gas submerged porous shell is heated to an elevated temperature sufficient to sinter and seal the gas-filled shell. The result is a plasma-shell containing an ionizable gas at a predetermined pressure for use in a gas discharge PDP. The plasma-shell may be of any volumetric shape or geometric configuration. Plasma-shell includes plasma-sphere, plasma-disc, and plasma-dome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Imaging Systems Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Carol Ann Wedding, Oliver M. Strbik, III
  • Publication number: 20150037569
    Abstract: Reflective coating systems, methods for depositing such coating systems, and lamps equipped with such coating systems. The reflective coating systems include an intermediate metallic layer overlying a substrate and consisting of nickel, chromium or a Ni—Cr alloy, a reflective metallic layer containing silver and overlying the intermediate metallic layer, and a protective layer overlying the reflective metallic layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Peter William BROWN, Tianji ZHAO
  • Patent number: 8927048
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for making coated liners and/or tubular devices including such coated liners. A sleeve may be provided that includes an outer first surface and an inner second surface extending between first and second ends thereof, and a hydrophilic or other coating may be applied to the first. The coated sleeve may be cut between the first and second ends to create opposing edges extending between the first and second ends, and the cut sleeve may be reversed such that the coated first surface defines an inner surface and the opposing edges are disposed adjacent one another, thereby providing a coated liner. Optionally, a tubular structure, e.g., one or more reinforcing layers and/or or outer layers may be attached around the coated liner, thereby providing a tubular device including an inner surface with a desired coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Aust Development, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen A. Leeflang, Christian S. Eversull
  • Patent number: 8916225
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for coating an inner surface of a polyvinyl chloride medical tube containing a plasticizer with an antithrombogenic material composed of a specific (meth)acrylate copolymer. The simple method of the present invention is capable of evenly and efficiently coating an inner surface of a polyvinyl chloride medical tube with a sufficient amount of an antithrombogenic material without causing appearance deterioration or uneven coating due to elution of the plasticizer. The method is performed by passing through a tube a solution that is prepared by dissolving an antithrombogenic material in a solvent composed of water and at least one alcohol that is adjusted to dissolve the copolymer of the antithrombogenic material but does not dissolve the plasticizer, then subsequently passing water through the tube, and finally drying the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Toyo Boseki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Fumihiko Kajii, Hidenori Tanaka, Susumu Kashiwabara
  • Patent number: 8911814
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for making and using the same. An example medical device includes a slotted tubular member and a coating disposed over the tubular member. The coating may define one or more coating gaps therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventor: Hancun Chen
  • Publication number: 20140360021
    Abstract: This invention relates to a novel application of liquid-infused surface materials (LISM) to at least a portion of one or more surfaces of razor components (e.g., frame, housing, clips, blade supports, blade body, blade edge, lubricating bodies, guard, handle, grip, button). If applied to a skin contacting surface of a component, the one or more LISM layers may generally be abrasion-resistant, long-lasting or non-erodible, desirably elevating shaving performance, such as glide, comfort, rinsing, and cleanliness, while also simplifying the manufacturing process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Neville Sonnenberg, Alison Fiona Stephens, Joia Kirin Spooner-Wyman
  • Publication number: 20140353231
    Abstract: The present application presents the development of a method for enhancing filtration capabilities of ceramic elements by chemically binding a hydrophilic compound throughout the porous structure of a ceramic element. An enhanced ceramic filter includes a ceramic element with chemically bound hydrophilic molecules. The enhanced ceramic filter is used in a system for the separation of non-polar compounds from aqueous mixtures. An aqueous mixture is passed through the enhanced ceramic filter, allowing water to permeate, and concentrate to exit the filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Eduardo Gomez Maqueo Arechiga, Felipe Alberto Lembcke Barriga
  • Publication number: 20140352605
    Abstract: Making a barium-doped silica crucible includes forming a crucible by introducing into a rotating crucible mold bulk silica grains to form a bulky wall. After heating the interior of the mold to fuse the bulk silica grains, an inner silica grain, doped with barium, is introduced into the crucible. Residual heat or additional heat at least partially melts the inner silica grain, allowing the barium-doped silica layer to fuse to the wall of the crucible to form a glossy inner layer. Next, at least a part of the barium-doped silica layer is roughened. Also described are the crucible made thereby as well as silicon ingots made using the crucibles as described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Heraeus Shin-Etsu America, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael R. Fallows, Jeffrey S. Bailey, JR., Katsuhiko Kemmochi
  • Patent number: 8900661
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a ceramic component includes initially partially filling pores of a porous structure using one of a first processing technique or a second, different processing technique to form a preform body with residual porosity. The first processing technique produces a first ceramic material in the pores of the porous structure and a second processing technique produces a second ceramic material in the pores of the porous structure. When the first processing technique is used to initially partially fill the pores of the porous structure, the second processing technique is used thereafter to at least partially fill the residual porosity with the second ceramic material. When the second processing technique is used to initially partially fill the pores, the first processing technique is used thereafter to at least partially fill the residual porosity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Wayde R. Schmidt, David C. Jarmon, William K. Tredway
  • Publication number: 20140331861
    Abstract: A method of preparing or operating a mass spectrometer vacuum interface comprising a skimmer apparatus having a skimmer aperture and an internal surface of the skimmer apparatus, comprising disposing an adsorbent or getter material on the internal surface. The internal surface has a deposition region where matter from plasma flows may be deposited and the material is disposed on part or all of the deposition region. The disposing step may be performed before a first use and/or intermittently, especially to refresh a previously disposed material. Providing such material serves to trap or collect deposition matter which might anyway be deposited but in such a way that subsequent liberation of that matter is prevented or at least reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Alexander Alekseevich Makarov, Lothar Rottmann
  • Publication number: 20140329009
    Abstract: Processing apparatus and method for processing a workpiece surface, in particular for the internal coating of cylinder bores. Processing apparatus has a shield unit which is provided to separate from one another—at least during operation—a part region of the workpiece surface provided for the processing and an adjacently arranged part region of the workpiece surface. The shield unit has at least one blocking nozzle which is provided to generate a fluid flow for separating the at least two part regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: SULZER METCO AG
    Inventor: Christian BOHNHEIO
  • Publication number: 20140322442
    Abstract: The composition applied to the refractory structure has a magnesia-based refractory material, calcia source and a binder. After application of the refractory material to a refractory structure and upon application of heat to the applied refractory material a matrix is formed which protects against penetration of the slag into the refractory material. The resulting refractory material has improved hot strength, slag resistance and durability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Specialty Minerals (Michigan) Inc.
    Inventors: William J. Peschler, Dominick M. Colavito, Yves C. Vermeulen
  • Publication number: 20140314947
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides, among other things, scale-coated surfaces, vessels with controlled deposits of scale, and associated methods for enhanced boiling heat transfer. It is presently found that creating and/or maintaining a scale deposit at a controlled thickness actually enhances a type of boiling called nucleate boiling, which improves heat transfer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Kripa K. Varanasi, Christopher Jameson Love
  • Patent number: 8864615
    Abstract: A planetary gear retrieval system for pulling a sled at a constant velocity along an interior of a pipe. The system includes a network of gears, one of the gears powered by a gear motor, which is in operable communication with a variable speed microcontroller. A chain is threaded through the network of gears and an end of the chain is connected to the sled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Inland Pipe Rehabilitation, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Allan Ray Jedneak
  • Patent number: 8863685
    Abstract: A camera is used to take an image of an end surface of a honeycomb structure gripped by a hand. Based on the image, an initial rotation angle of the honeycomb structure around a vertical axis at a reference position where the image has been taken is recognized. An arm turning section is driven to convey the honeycomb structure gripped by the hand from the reference position to above a plugging mask. A rotation angle required to adjust the rotation angle of the honeycomb structure on the plugging mask to a desired final rotation angle is acquired based on the initial rotation angle recognized at the reference position and a rotation angle of the honeycomb structure around the vertical axis associated with the driving of the arm turning section from the reference position to above the plugging mask. The honeycomb structure is rotated based on the required rotation angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Masaharu Mori, Ying Gong