Base Includes An Inorganic Compound Containing Silicon Or Metal (e.g., Glass, Ceramic, Brick, Etc.) Patents (Class 427/255.11)
  • Patent number: 10487402
    Abstract: Coated articles are disclosed. One embodiment of a coated article includes a substrate capable of being subjected to corrosion and a deposited coating on the substrate. The deposited coating has silicon with the substrate resisting corrosion with the deposited coating on the substrate when exposed to 15% NaClO by a rate of at least 5% greater than the corrosion rate of a coating applied with the same process but without introducing the deposition gas at the sub-decomposition temperature and/or the substrate with the deposited coating having a 15% NaClO corrosion rate of between 0 and 3 mils per year.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: SILCOTEK CORP
    Inventors: Min Yuan, David A. Smith, Paul H. Silvis, James B. Mattzela
  • Patent number: 10400329
    Abstract: Siemens reactors for polysilicon deposition may employ faster and/or more economical deposition conditions without reduction in yield, by pre-sorting polysilicon rods into different quality classifications prior to comminution, and further sorting the polysilicon fragments in each classification into further classifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: WACKER CHEMIE AG
    Inventors: Michael Kerscher, Reiner Pech, Armin Sandner
  • Patent number: 9968715
    Abstract: The invention relates to medical technology products, for example a medical implant or a medical instrument, having colored markings based on titanium oxides, to the use of coatings based on titanium oxides for the production of coated materials, such as medical technology products, in particular for titanium oxide-based coating for the colored marking of the surface of medical technology products, and to a method for depositing colored markings based on titanium oxides on medical technology products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN
    Inventors: Andreas Keil, Ralph Wilken, Jörg Ihde, Thomas Lukasczyk, Dirk Salz, Jost Degenhardt
  • Patent number: 9915001
    Abstract: A chemical vapor deposition process and coated article are disclosed. The chemical vapor deposition process includes positioning an article in a chemical vapor deposition chamber, then introducing a deposition gas to the chemical vapor deposition chamber at a sub-decomposition temperature that is below the thermal decomposition temperature of the deposition gas, and then heating the chamber to a super-decomposition temperature that is equal to or above the thermal decomposition temperature of the deposition gas resulting in a deposited coating on at least a surface of the article from the introducing of the deposition gas. The chemical vapor deposition process remains within a pressure range of 0.01 psia and 200 psia and/or the deposition gas is dimethylsilane. The coated article includes a substrate subject to corrosion and a deposited coating on the substrate, the deposited coating having silicon, and corrosion resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Silcotek Corp.
    Inventors: Min Yuan, David A. Smith, Paul H. Silvis, James B. Mattzela
  • Patent number: 9820539
    Abstract: Methods of forming larger sintered compacts of PCD and other sintered ultrahard materials are disclosed. Improved solvent metal compositions and layering of the un-sintered construct allow for sintering of thicker and larger high quality sintered compacts. Jewelry may also be made from sintered ultrahard materials including diamond, carbides, and boron nitrides. Increased biocompatibility is achieved through use of a sintering metal containing tin. Methods of sintering perform shapes are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: DIMICRON, INC.
    Inventors: David P Harding, Mark E Richards, Richard H Dixon, Victoriano Carvajal, Bao-Khang Ngoc Nguyen, German A Loesener, A Ben Curnow, Troy J Medford, Trenton T Walker, Jeffery K Taylor, Bill J Pope
  • Patent number: 9314847
    Abstract: Cemented carbide material comprising tungsten carbide (WC) material in particulate form having a mean grain size D in terms of equivalent circle diameter of at least 0.5 microns and at most 10 microns, and a binder phase comprising cobalt (Co) of at least 5 weight per cent and at most 12 weight per cent, W being present in the binder at a content of at least 10 weight per cent of the binder material; the content of the WC material being at least 75 weight per cent and at most 95 weight per cent; and nanoparticles dispersed in the binder material, the nanoparticles comprising material according to the formula CoxWyCz, where X is a value in the range from 1 to 7, Y is a value in the range from 1 to 10 and Z is a value in the range from 0 to 4; the nanoparticles having a mean particle size at most 10 nm, at least 10 per cent of the nanoparticles having size of at most 5 nm; the cemented carbide material having a magnetic coercive force in the units kA/m of at least ?2.1XD+14.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Element Six GmbH
    Inventors: Igor Yurievich Konyashin, Bernd Heinrich Ries, Frank Friedrich Lachmann
  • Patent number: 9040121
    Abstract: Vacuum deposited thin films of material are described to create an interface that non-preferentially interacts with different domains of an underlying block copolymer film. The non-preferential interface prevents formation of a wetting layer and influences the orientation of domains in the block copolymer. The purpose of the deposited polymer is to produce nanostructured features in a block copolymer film that can serve as lithographic patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Board of Regents The University of Texas System
    Inventors: C. Grant Willson, William Durand, Christopher John Ellison, Christopher Bates, Takehiro Seshimo, Julia Cushen, Logan Santos, Leon Dean, Erica Rausch
  • Patent number: 9017762
    Abstract: The invention relates to sputter targets and methods for depositing a layer from a sputter target. The method preferably includes the steps of: placing a sputter target in a vacuum chamber; placing a substrate having a substrate surface in the vacuum chamber; reducing the pressure in the vacuum chamber to about 100 Torr or less; removing atoms from the surface of the sputter target while the sputter target is in the vacuum chamber (e.g., using a magnetic field and/or an electric field). The deposited layer preferably is a molybdenum containing alloy including about 50 atomic percent or more molybdenum, 0.5 to 45 atomic percent of a second metal element selected from the group consisting of niobium and vanadium; and 0.5 to 45 atomic percent of a third metal element selected from the group consisting of tantalum, chromium, vanadium, niobium, and titanium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: H.C. Starck, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Alan Rozak, Mark E. Gaydos, Patrick Alan Hogan, Shuwei Sun
  • Publication number: 20150110975
    Abstract: A method for forming a manganese-containing film to be formed between an underlayer and a copper film includes reacting a manganese compound gas with a nitrogen-containing reaction gas to form a nitrogen-containing manganese film on the underlayer; and reacting a manganese compound gas with a reducing reaction gas, thermally decomposing a manganese compound gas, or performing a decomposition reaction on a manganese compound gas through irradiation of energy or active species to form a metal manganese film on the nitrogen-containing manganese film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Kenji MATSUMOTO, Kaoru MAEKAWA, Tatsufumi HAMADA, Hiroyuki NAGAI
  • Patent number: 8993056
    Abstract: An improved process and apparatus for uniform gas distribution in chemical vapor deposition (CVD) Siemens type processes is provided. The process comprises introduction of a silicon-bearing gas tangentially to and uniformly along the length of a growing silicon rod in a CVD reactor, resulting in uniform deposition of polysilicon along the rod. The apparatus comprises an improved gas nozzle design and arrangement along the length of the rod, promoting uniform deposition of polysilicon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Savi Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Vithal Revankar, Sanjeev Lahoti
  • Patent number: 8927056
    Abstract: A dielectric layer 2 is formed on a region including grid-shaped convex portions 1a of a resin substrate 1 having the grid-shaped convex portions 1a with pitches of 80 nm to 120 nm on its surface, and metal wires 3 are formed on the dielectric layer 2. It is thereby possible to obtain a wire grid polarizer having a microstructural concavo-convex grid with pitches of the level of 120 nm or less that has not been implemented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yamaki, Yusuke Sato, Takuji Namatame, Yasuyuki Kawazu
  • Publication number: 20140360247
    Abstract: Method for producing an extrusion die having a functional surface for metal extrusion material, comprising the following steps: providing a die support body, depositing a weldable substance containing cobalt and/or nickel onto a subsection of the die support body by means of an effective bonding application process to produce an inseparable deposition layer, machining the deposition layer in a chipping and/or material removal process to form the functional surface of the extrusion die, and carrying out a CVD coating process with a reaction gas at least on the functional surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Oliver Maier, Joachim Maier
  • Patent number: 8906206
    Abstract: The invention provides a coater, and methods of using the coater, for depositing thin films onto generally-opposed major surfaces of a sheet-like substrate. The coater has a substrate transport system adapted for supporting the substrate in a vertical-offset configuration wherein the substrate is not in a perfectly vertical position but rather is offset from vertical by an acute angle. The transport system defines a path of substrate travel extending through the coater. The transport system is adapted for conveying the substrate along the path of substrate travel. Preferably, the transport system includes a side support for supporting a rear major surface of the substrate. The preferred side support bounds at least one passage through which coating material passes when such coating material is deposited onto the substrate's rear major surface. Preferably, the coater includes at least one coating apparatus (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Cardinal CG Company
    Inventor: Klaus Hartig
  • Publication number: 20140295178
    Abstract: Provided is a process for producing satisfactory particles held in porous silica. The process comprises (a) the step of preparing porous silica, (b) the step of bringing the porous silica into contact with a liquid which contains either a metal or a compound that has the metal as a component element and infiltrating the liquid into the pores of the porous silica, and (c) the step of subjecting, after the step (b), the impregnated porous silica to a heat treatment to thereby form fine particles comprising the metal or the metal compound in the pores of the porous silica. When porous silica is synthesized by hydrolyzing an alkoxysilane in a solvent-free system, it is possible to synthesize porous silica having a fine pore diameter. Use of this porous silica as a template facilitates formation of particles (e.g., W, Cu, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, or Ni or an oxide of any of these metals) that show peculiar properties not observed in the bulk material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Hiroto Watanabe, Hiroaki Imai, Yuya Oaki
  • Patent number: 8834686
    Abstract: A metallic nanoparticle coated microporous substrate, the process for preparing the same and uses thereof are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Donald J. McClure, Mario A. Perez
  • Patent number: 8815123
    Abstract: A method for fabricating an IBIIIAVIA-group amorphous compound used for thin-film solar cells is provided. A mixture solution including elements of Group IB, IIIA, VIA or combinations thereof is provided. The mixture solution is heated and filtered. IBIIIAVIA-group amorphous powders are acquired after drying the heated and filtered mixture solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Yu Huang, Chiou Yen Chiou, Bing Joe Hwang, Hsuan-Fu Wang, Shih-Hong Chang, Chih-Lung Lin, Chih-Chung Wu
  • Patent number: 8815343
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the synthesis of conducting polymer films by vapor phase polymerization. The invention relates particularly to the synthesis of polymerized thiophene films, for example poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Imperial Innovation Limited
    Inventors: Lichun Chen, Donal Donat Conor Bradley
  • Patent number: 8802183
    Abstract: The system of the present invention includes a conductive element, an electronic component, and a partial power source in the form of dissimilar materials. Upon contact with a conducting fluid, a voltage potential is created and the power source is completed, which activates the system. The electronic component controls the conductance between the dissimilar materials to produce a unique current signature. The system can also measure the conditions of the environment surrounding the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Proteus Digital Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Frank, Peter Bjeletich, Hooman Hafezi, Robert Azevedo, Robert Duck, Iliya Pesic, Benedict Costello, Eric Snyder
  • Patent number: 8795773
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to coatings comprising nano-particle loaded metal oxide matrices deposited via combustion deposition. The matrix and the nano-particles comprising the coating may be of or include the same metal or a different metal. For example, the coating may include a silicon oxide matrix (e.g., SiO2, or other suitable stoichiometry) having silicon oxide (e.g., silica), titanium oxide (e.g., TiO2, titania, or other suitable stoichiometry), and/or other nano-particles embedded therein. In certain example embodiments, the coating may serve as an anti-reflective (AR) coating and, in certain example embodiments, a percent visible transmission gain of at least about 2.0%, and more preferably between about 3.0-3.5%, may be realized through the growth of a film on a first surface of the substrate. In certain example embodiments, the microstructure of the final deposited coating may resemble the microstructure of coatings produced by wet chemical (e.g., sol gel) techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventor: Michael P. Remington, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8791018
    Abstract: The present method of forming an electronic structure includes providing a tantalum base layer and depositing a layer of copper on the tantalum layer, the deposition being undertaken by physical vapor deposition with the temperature of the base layer at 50° C. or less, with the deposition taking place at a power level of 300 W or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Spansion LLC
    Inventors: Wen Yu, Stephen B. Robie, Jeremias D. Romero
  • Publication number: 20140186620
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein are related to methods for processing substrates such as silicon substrates. In some cases, the method may provide the ability to passivate a silicon surface at relatively low temperatures and/or in the absence of a solvent. Methods described herein may be useful in the fabrication of a wide range of devices, including electronic devices such as photovoltaic devices, solar cells, organic light-emitting diodes, sensors, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: Karen K. Gleason, Rong Yang, Yaron Segal, Tonio Buonassisi, Baby Reeja Jayan
  • Patent number: 8741800
    Abstract: A high surface area catalyst with a mesoporous support structure and a thin conformal coating over the surface of the support structure. The high surface area catalyst support is adapted for carrying out a reaction in a reaction environment where the thin conformal coating protects the support structure within the reaction environment. In various embodiments, the support structure is a mesoporous silica catalytic support and the thin conformal coating comprises a layer of metal oxide resistant to the reaction environment which may be a hydrothermal environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: UChicago Argonne, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. Elam, Christopher L. Marshall, Joseph A. Libera, James A. Dumesic, Yomaira J. Pagan-Torres
  • Patent number: 8734903
    Abstract: A chemical vapor deposition process for the deposition of a silica layer on a glass substrate is provided. The process includes providing a glass substrate. The process also includes forming a gaseous precursor mixture comprising a silane compound, oxygen, water vapor, and a radical scavenger and directing the precursor mixture toward and along the glass substrate. The mixture reacts over the glass substrate to form a silica coating thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Pilkington Group Limited
    Inventor: Douglas M. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20140093711
    Abstract: A scratch-resistant glass substrate is prepared by forming a hard, scratch-resistant layer over a major surface of the substrate. The layer is formed from an inorganic material such as a metal oxide, metal nitride, metal carbide, or metal boride using, for example, physical vapor deposition such as reactive or non-reactive sputtering at a process temperature of less than 500° C. The inorganic layer is resistant to micro-ductile scratching, which can safeguard the visible appearance of the glass substrate in use. The glass substrate can include chemically-strengthened glass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: Corning Incorporated
    Inventor: Charles Andrew Paulson
  • Patent number: 8658255
    Abstract: Methods of making components having calcium magnesium aluminosilicate (CMAS) mitigation capability involving providing a component; applying an environmental barrier coating to the component, the environmental barrier coating having a separate CMAS mitigation layer including a CMAS mitigation composition selected from rare earth elements, rare earth oxides, zirconia, hafnia partially or fully stabilized with alkaline earth or rare earth elements, zirconia partially or fully stabilized with alkaline earth or rare earth elements, magnesium oxide, cordierite, aluminum phosphate, magnesium silicate, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Glen Harold Kirby, Brett Allen Boutwell, Ming Fu, Bangalore Aswatha Nagaraj, Brian Thomas Hazel
  • Patent number: 8647714
    Abstract: In a nickel film forming method, an initial Ni film is formed on a substrate by a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) process by using a nickel-containing compound having a molecular structure in which a ligand containing a nitrogen-carbon bond is included and nitrogen of the ligand coordinates with nickel as a film forming source material and at least one selected from ammonia, hydrazine, and derivatives thereof as a reduction gas. Further, a main Ni film is formed on the initial Ni film by CVD by using the nickel-containing compound as the film forming source material and hydrogen gas as the reduction gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventor: Hideki Yuasa
  • Patent number: 8591990
    Abstract: An arrangement of elongated nanowires that include titanium silicide or tungsten silicide may be grown on the exterior surfaces of many individual electrically conductive microfibers of much larger diameter. Each of the nanowires is structurally defined by an elongated, centralized titanium silicide or tungsten silicide nanocore that terminates in a distally spaced gold particle and which is co-axially surrounded by a removable amorphous nanoshell. A gold-directed catalytic growth mechanism initiated during a low pressure chemical vapor deposition process is used to grow the nanowires uniformly along the entire length and circumference of the electrically conductive microfibers where growth is intended. The titanium silicide- or tungsten silicide-based nanowires can be used in a variety electrical, electrochemical, and semiconductor applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignees: GM Global Technology Operations LLC, The University of Western Ontario
    Inventors: Mei Cai, Xueliang Sun, Yong Zhang, Mohammad Norouzi Banis, Ruying Li
  • Patent number: 8551558
    Abstract: Photovoltaic devices and techniques for enhancing efficiency thereof are provided. In one aspect, a photovoltaic device is provided. The photovoltaic device comprises a photocell having a photoactive layer and a non-photoactive layer adjacent to the photoactive layer so as to form a heterojunction between the photoactive layer and the non-photoactive layer; and a plurality of high-aspect-ratio nanostructures on one or more surfaces of the photoactive layer. The plurality of high-aspect-ratio nanostructures are configured to act as a scattering media for incident light. The plurality of high-aspect-ratio nanostructures can also be configured to create an optical resonance effect in the incident light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Supratik Guha, Oki Gunawan
  • Patent number: 8541053
    Abstract: Densifying a multi-layer substrate includes providing a substrate with a first dielectric layer on a surface of the substrate. The first dielectric layer includes a multiplicity of pores. Water is introduced into the pores of the first dielectric layer to form a water-containing dielectric layer. A second dielectric layer is provided on the surface of the water-containing first dielectric layer. The first and second dielectric layers are annealed at temperature of 600° C. or less. In an example, the multi-layer substrate is a nanoimprint lithography template. The second dielectric layer may have a density and therefore an etch rate similar to that of thermal oxide, yet may still be porous enough to allow more rapid diffusion of helium than a thermal oxide layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Molecular Imprints, Inc.
    Inventors: Marlon Menezes, Frank Y. Xu, Fen Wan
  • Patent number: 8524319
    Abstract: Methods for producing crucibles for holding molten material that contain a reduced amount of gas pockets are disclosed. The methods may involve use of molten silica that may be outgassed prior to or during formation of the crucible. Crucibles produced from such methods and ingots and wafers that are produced from crucibles with a reduced amount of gas pockets are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven L. Kimbel, Harold W. Korb, Richard J. Phillips, Shailendra B. Rathod
  • Patent number: 8455372
    Abstract: The present invention belongs to the technical field of semiconductor materials and specifically relates to a method for cleaning and passivizing gallium arsenide (GaAs) surface autologous oxide and depositing an Al2O3 dielectric. This method includes: use a new-type of sulfur passivant to react with the autologous oxide on the GaAs surface to clean it and generate a passive sulfide film to separate the GaAs from the outside environment, thus preventing the GaAs from oxidizing again; further cleaning the residuals such as autologous oxides and sulfides on the GaAs surface through the pretreatment reaction of the reaction source trimethyl aluminum (TMA) of the Al2O3 ALD with the GaAs surface, and then deposit high-quality Al2O3 dielectric through ALD as the gate dielectric which fully separates the GaAs from the outside environment. The present invention features a simple process and good effects, and can provide preconditions for manufacturing the GaAs devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Fudan University
    Inventors: Qingqing Sun, Runchen Fang, Wen Yang, Pengfei Wang, Wei Zhang
  • Patent number: 8449941
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for formation of a thermal bather coating on a gas turbine during operation thereof, which includes addition of an organic compound containing silicon to a fuel under a first condition in order to form a base layer on the surface of a part coming into contact with a combustion gas of the fuel in the gas turbine during operation thereof, as well as addition of the organic compound containing silicon to the fuel under a second condition in order to form a porous layer having more pores than the base layer above the base layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignees: Korea Electric Power Corporation, Korea Southern Power Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Min Tae Kim, Doo Soo Kim, Won Young Oh
  • Patent number: 8440037
    Abstract: A coated article is provided that may be heat treated in certain example embodiments. A coating of the coated article includes a zinc oxide inclusive layer located over and contacting a contact layer that is in contact with an infrared (IR) reflecting layer of a material such as silver. It has been found that the use of such a zinc oxide inclusive layer results in improved thermal stability upon heat treatment, increased visible transmission, and/or lower sheet resistance (Rs).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignees: Centre Luxembourgeois de Recherches pour le Verre et la Ceramique S.A. (C.R.V.C.), Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Anton Dietrich, Philip J. Lingle, Jens-Peter Muller, Jean-Marc Lemmer
  • Patent number: 8440259
    Abstract: A combinatorial processing chamber and method are provided. In the method a fluid volume flows over a surface of a substrate with differing portions of the fluid volume having different constituent components to concurrently expose segregated regions of the substrate to a mixture of the constituent components that differ from constituent components to which adjacent regions are exposed. Differently processed segregated regions are generated through the multiple flowings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Intermolecular, Inc.
    Inventors: Tony P. Chiang, Sunil Shanker, Chi-I Lang
  • Patent number: 8440261
    Abstract: A surface treating method for making a housing have a metallic glass main body comprising: coating a primer on the metallic glass main body to form a bottom layer; forming a plating layer on the bottom layer; coating an adhesive on the plating layer to form an adhesive layer; and coating a lacquer on the adhesive layer to form an outer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chwan-Hwa Chiang
  • Patent number: 8436093
    Abstract: A metal surface treatment composition including at least one compound selected from the group consisting of a zirconium compound and a titanium compound, and an organosiloxane, which is a polycondensate of organosilane and has in a molecule thereof of at least two amino groups, in which the Degree of polycondensation of the organosiloxane is at least 40%, the content of at least one compound selected from the group consisting of the zirconium compound and the titanium compound is predetermined content, the content of the organosiloxane in the metal surface treatment composition is predetermined content, and the mass ratio of at least one element selected from the group consisting of the zirconium element and the titanium element contained in the zirconium compound and the titanium compound, respectively, to the silicon element contained in the organosiloxane is a predetermined ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignees: Nippon Paint Co., Ltd., Chemetall GmbH
    Inventors: Toshio Inbe, Thomas Kolberg
  • Patent number: 8394457
    Abstract: Disclosed is a precursor composition comprising: a compound selected from a compound represented by the formula: Si(OR1)4 and a compound represented by the formula Ra(Si)(OR2)4?a (in the formulas R1 represents a monovalent organic group; R represents a hydrogen atom, a fluorine atom or a monovalent organic group; R2 represents a monovalent organic group; and a is an integer ranging from 1 to 3, provided that R, R1 and R2 may be the same or different from one another) a thermally degradable organic compound; an element having a catalyst activity; urea; and the like. A porous thin film produced from the precursor composition is irradiated with ultraviolet ray, and then subjected to gas-phase reaction with a hydrophobic compound. A porous thin film thus prepared can be used for the manufacture of a semiconductor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Ulvac, Inc.
    Inventors: Nobutoshi Fujii, Takahiro Nakayama, Kazuo Kohmura, Hirofumi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8354146
    Abstract: Methods for repairing gas turbine engine components are provided. In this regard, a representative method includes: applying a surface treatment to the component such that locations at an exterior surface of the component exhibiting inter-granular attack are protected from erosion during a cleaning process; and cleaning the component using hydrogen fluoride ion cleaning to clean the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Turbine Overhaul Services PTE Ltd
    Inventors: Balaji Rao Garimella, Sor Tin Ng, Yap Wai Ping
  • Patent number: 8327664
    Abstract: A method for producing transparent conductive glass by a) depositing two barrier layers on the surface of hot glass by chemical vapor deposition; and b) depositing two conductive film layers on the surface of the glass ribbon having the two barrier layers. The method is easy to control and suitable for mass production. The resultant transparent conductive glass has low surface resistance and moderate haze.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Hangzhou Bluestar New Materials Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qiying Liu, Jianxun Wang, Ming Zhao, Nianwei Zhao, Yayan Cao, Junbo Liu, Fanhua Kong, Defa Wei, Yankai Ge, Chunjia Peng, Yongxiu Cai, Zhihui Ye, Molong Xiao
  • Patent number: 8323723
    Abstract: An intraocular lens with a hydrophilic polymer coating composition and method of preparing same are provided. Specifically, a composition suitable for reducing tackiness in intraocular lenses is provided wherein an acrylic intraocular lens is treated by vapor deposition with an alkoxy silyl terminated polyethylene glycol polymer composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventors: Michael D Lowery, Laurent Hoffmann, Boris Kobrin, Romuald Nowak, Jeffrey D Chinn, Richard C Yi
  • Patent number: 8246749
    Abstract: Disclosed is a substrate processing apparatus, including a reaction tube to process a substrate therein, wherein the reaction tube includes an outer tube, an inner tube disposed inside the outer tube, and a support section to support the inner tube, the inner tube and the support section are made of quartz or silicon carbide, and a shock-absorbing member is provided between the support section and the inner tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi Kokusai Electric, Inc.
    Inventors: Jie Wang, Ryuji Yamamoto, Sadao Nakashima
  • Patent number: 8247038
    Abstract: This application relates to a process for the application of thin layers of substantially pure spin transition molecular materials while maintaining the hysteresis properties of the material. The process makes it possible to obtain a dense uniform surface with very low roughness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignees: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (C.N.R.S), Universitat de Valencia
    Inventors: Azzedine Bousseksou, Gabor Molnar, Saioa Cobo, Lionel Salmon, José Antonio Real Cabezos, Christophe Vieu
  • Publication number: 20120201974
    Abstract: A method for high temperature resistant bonding of oxygen permeable oxide ceramics of substituted alkaline earth cobaltates by doping assisted diffusive reaction sintering includes providing at least one joining surface of the oxygen permeable ceramics with a Cu-containing additives. At least a join area of the oxygen permeable ceramics is subsequently heated, under loading through forces, to a temperature up to 250 K below a customary sintering temperature of the oxygen-permeable ceramics. The join area is held under the loading at the temperature for 0.5 to 10 hours.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Ralf Kriegel, Robert Kircheisen, Katrin Ritter
  • Patent number: 8216643
    Abstract: A method for preparing a polysilicon rod using a metallic core means, including: installing a core means in an inner space of a deposition reactor used for preparing a silicon rod, the core means being constituted by forming at least one separation layer on the surface of a metallic core element and being connected to an electrode means, heating the core means by supplying electricity through the electrode means, and supplying a reaction gas into the inner space for silicon deposition, thereby forming a deposition output in an outward direction on the surface of the core means. The deposition output and the core means can be separated easily from the silicon rod output obtained by the process of silicon deposition, and the contamination of the deposition output caused by impurities of the metallic core element can be minimized, thereby a high-purity silicon can be prepared more economically and conveniently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology
    Inventors: Hee Young Kim, Kyung Koo Yoon, Yong Ki Park, Won Choon Choi, Sang Jin Moon
  • Patent number: 8211358
    Abstract: A cemented carbide including WC, a binder phase based on Co, Ni or Fe, and gamma phase, in which said gamma phase has an average grain size <1 ?m. A method of making the cemented carbide is provided in which the powders forming gamma phase are added as mixed cubic carbides of one or more of Ti, Ta, Nb, Zr, Hf and V, and a ratio, fWC, between an amount of WC (in mol fraction of WC) and an equilibrium gamma phase WC content at a sintering temperature (in mol fraction WC) is given by fWC=xWC/xeWC, wherein fWC is 0.6 to 1.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Sandvik Intellectual Property AB
    Inventors: Bo Jansson, Susanne Norgren
  • Publication number: 20120148744
    Abstract: A system for processing substrates is described. In one embodiment, the system comprises a process chamber, at least one electrical resistance heater, and at least one Coanda effect gas injector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventors: Ronald L. Colvin, Dennis Goodwin, SR., Jeff Mittendorf, Charles J. Moretti, John W. Rose, Earl Blake Samuels
  • Patent number: 8178476
    Abstract: The present invention relates to glass-ceramic proppants which can be used to prop open subterranean formation fractions, as well as other uses. Proppant formulations are further disclosed which use one or more proppants of the present invention. Methods to prop open subterranean formation fractions are further disclosed. In addition, other uses for the proppants of the present invention are further disclosed, as well as methods of making the glass-ceramic proppants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Oxane Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuming Xie, Dilip Chatterjee, Christopher E. Coker, Christopher Y. Fang
  • Patent number: 8163403
    Abstract: This invention disclosure describes methods for the fabrication of metal oxide films on surfaces by topotactic anion exchange, and laminate structures enabled by the method. A precursor metal-nonmetal film is deposited on the surface, and is subsequently oxidized via topotactic anion exchange to yield a topotactic metal-oxide product film. The structures include a metal-oxide layer(s) and/or a metal-nonmetal layer(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Inventor: Mark A. Zurbuchen
  • Patent number: 8147909
    Abstract: Provided is a method for processing a wafer that includes providing an alloy susceptor including an exterior surface and a wafer contact surface. The exterior surface of the alloy susceptor is treated to produce a roughness of the exterior surface. The roughened exterior surface of is coated with a ceramic material. The alloy susceptor including the ceramic-coated roughened exterior surface is positioned in a wafer process chamber. A plurality of layers of a film are deposited on the ceramic-coated roughened exterior surface of the alloy susceptor, wherein a first adhesion exists between the plurality of layers of the film and the ceramic material coated on the roughened exterior surface of the alloy susceptor that is greater than a second adhesion that would exist between the plurality of layers of the film and a non-roughened exterior surface of the alloy susceptor without the ceramic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuo-Jieh Wu, Hsu Chun Yuan, Tung-Li Lee, Steven Li, Hs Chiu, Yen-Yu Chen, Alan Chen, Ming Jie He, Yu-Wei Hsueh
  • Patent number: 8147969
    Abstract: The invention relates to a substrate (1) provided with a thin-film multilayer comprising an alternation of n functional layers (3) having reflection properties in the infrared and/or in solar radiation, and (n+1) coatings (2, 5), where n?1, said coatings being composed of a layer or a plurality of layers (2a, 2b, 5a, 5b), characterized in that, in order to preserve the optical and/or mechanical quality of the multilayer in the case in which the substrate (1) provided with said multilayer is subjected to a heat treatment of the toughening, bending or annealing type, at least one of the functional layers (3) includes a blocker coating (4) consisting of: on the one hand, a “protection” layer made of a material capable of helping to protect the functional layer from oxidizing and/or nitriding attack, immediately in contact with said functional layer; and on the other hand, at least one “adhesion” layer made of a material capable of promoting adhesion, immediately in contact with said “protection” layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Glass France
    Inventors: Laurent LaBrousse, Eric Petitjean