Including A Masking Coating Patents (Class 427/259)
  • Patent number: 10378094
    Abstract: Reactive coating processes are provided that can include providing a coating material, reacting the coating material to form a shell about the coating material, contacting the shelled coating material with a substrate to be coated, depositing the coating material from within the shelled coating material on the substrate, and removing the shells from the substrate. Coating materials may be deposited upon a substrate to be coated and reacted to form a shell about the coating material. The coating materials can be particles and a shell can be formed about each of the individual particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Jung-Pyung Choi, Jeffrey W. Stevenson, Kenneth Scott Weil, Yeong-Shyung Matt Chou, Jens T. Darsell, Vineet V. Joshi
  • Patent number: 9982108
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a polyimide-containing layer suitable for being etched by an alkaline solution and a method for etching a polyimide-containing layer. The polyimide-containing layer suitable for being etched by an alkaline solution includes 20-50 parts by weight of a silica dioxide, and 50-80 parts by weight of a polyimide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Chih-Cheng Lin, Chyi-Ming Leu
  • Patent number: 9527339
    Abstract: A process for the production of a textile product includes placing a flat motif template on a textile substrate, sewing the motif template onto the textile substrate in such a way that a perforation defining a desired motif in the motif template is produced, removing the part of the motif template, that is outside the motif defined by the perforation, and permanently fixing the remaining part, having the motif, of the motif template to the textile substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Inventor: Harald Kaufmann
  • Patent number: 9405154
    Abstract: A highly efficient method for manufacturing an orientation material and a retardation material, and an orientation material and a retardation material. A method for manufacturing an orientation material having a first orientation region and a second orientation region, directions for regulating liquid crystal alignment are different from each other, including: forming a coating film by a cured-film formation composition containing component (A) that is an acrylic copolymer having a photodimerizable moiety and a thermally cross-linkable moiety and a component (B) that is a cross-linking agent onto a substrate; heating the coating film to form a cured film; and performing exposure to polarized light by irradiating a first region for forming the first orientation region and a second region for forming the second orientation region with polarized light having the same polarization direction such that amounts of light exposure are different between the first region and the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: NISSAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Tadashi Hatanaka
  • Publication number: 20150118625
    Abstract: Provided herein is a method, including a) transferring an initial pattern of an initial template to a substrate; b) performing block copolymer self-assembly over the substrate with a density multiplication factor k; c) creating a subsequent pattern in a subsequent template with the density multiplication factor k; and d) repeating steps a)-c) with the subsequent template as the initial template until a design specification for the subsequent pattern with respect to pattern density and pattern resolution is met.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2015
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: XiaoMin Yang, Zhaoning Yu, Kim Yang Lee, Michael Feldbaum, Yautzong Hsu, Wei Hu, Shuaigang Xiao, Henry Yang, HongYing Wang, Rene Johannes Marinus van de Veerdonk, David Kuo
  • Publication number: 20150104567
    Abstract: A method for forming a functional pattern such as an electrode or the like on a substrate is provided. The method includes a) coating a polymer layer on an upper surface of the substrate, b) forming a pattern having an opening in the polymer layer, c) coating a functional fluid on the upper surface of the substrate through the opening of the pattern, d) removing the functional fluid coated on the polymer layer using a scraping process, e) curing the functional fluid through a heat treatment, and f) dissolving and removing the polymer layer using a solvent. The present method is capable of forming a functional pattern having a small line width and a clear shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Seung Seob LEE, Jin Ha Kim, Hun Kwang Im
  • Patent number: 8980372
    Abstract: During the coating of a component including cooling-air holes, it is necessary, when remachining the coated cooling-air holes, to determine the correct alignment of the cooling-air row. A process is provided in that at least two cooling-air holes are kept clear by a masking material during the coating and the alignment of the cooling-air row is effected on the basis of these two unclosed cooling-air hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Francis-Jurjen Ladru, Andrea Massa, Torsten Melzer-Jokisch, Ralf Motzkus, Andreas Oppert, Dimitrios Thomaidis
  • Patent number: 8974864
    Abstract: A method of coating a substrate is disclosed. The method includes providing a substrate; depositing an infrared reflecting layer over at least a portion of a substrate; depositing a primer layer over at least a portion of the infrared reflective layer; depositing a dielectric layer over at least a portion of the primer layer; and forming an absorbing layer. The absorbing layer includes an alloy and/or mixture of (a) a metal having an index of refraction at 500 nm less than or equal to 1.0 and (b) a material having a ?G°f of greater than or equal to ?100 at 1000° K. The metal can be silver and the material can be tin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: James J. Finley, James P. Thiel, Harry Buhay
  • Patent number: 8974859
    Abstract: Methods of pressure coating a target surface of an article comprising one or more grooves formed in an outer surface of an article include fluidly connecting a pressure masker comprising a pressurized masking fluid to one or more coolant supply holes on a first side of the article. The one or more coolant supply holes in fluidic communication with the one or more grooves. Passing the pressurized masking fluid through the one or more grooves from the first side to a second side comprising the target surface at a pressure less than the coating pressure of the coating material, and, coating the target surface with the coating material to allow the coating material to bridge over the one or more grooves and form one or more micro-channels. The pressurized masking fluid passing through the one or more grooves prevents the coating material from permanently altering a cross sectional area of the one or more grooves along its length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Ronald Scott Bunker
  • Patent number: 8962080
    Abstract: The method for patterning a polymer layer arranged on a support comprises deposition of a layer made from a lithium-based polymerization inhibitor material on a first area of the support, deposition of a cationically polymerizable material on the polymerization inhibitor layer and on a second area of the support, application of polymerization treatment resulting in a non-solidified sacrificial layer in the first area and the polymer layer in the second area, and elimination of the sacrificial layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives
    Inventors: Messaoud Bedjaoui, Sylvain Poulet
  • Patent number: 8951595
    Abstract: A drug delivery balloon is provided, the a balloon having an outer surface, and a tunable coating disposed on at least a length of the balloon surface. The tunable coating includes a first therapeutic agent and a first excipient, and can include a second therapeutic agent and a second excipient. The first and second therapeutic agents have different dissolution rates during balloon inflation and therefore provide a coating that is tunable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventors: John Stankus, Mikael Trollsas, Syed Hossainy, Stephen Pacetti, Michael Ngo
  • Patent number: 8951602
    Abstract: A method for depositing high aspect ratio molecular structures (HARMS), which method comprises applying a force upon an aerosol comprising one or more HARM-structures, which force moves one or more HARM-structures based on one or more physical features and/or properties towards one or more predetermined locations for depositing one or more HARM-structures in a pattern by means of an applied force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Canatu Oy
    Inventors: David P. Brown, Albert G. Nasibulin, Esko I. Kauppinen, David Gonzales
  • Publication number: 20150017326
    Abstract: Application of a resin to a pool surface to provide a colored finish that is ultraviolet resistant. The resin may be a powder that can be melted at a fairly low temperature and applied to the pool surface. A first later of resin may be applied to an epoxy layer that is applied to the pool surface to provide better adhesion while the epoxy is still tacky (hot-flocking). The hot-flocking causes the resin and the epoxy to blend into a single layer. An additional layer of resin may be applied after the epoxy and the first layer of resin fully cured. After the second layer of resin has cured an additional layer may be applied to provide designs and/or markings. The designs/markings may be produced with tape and/or stencils and the next layer may be applied to the non-covered areas to provide the desired look.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Joseph Solana
  • Publication number: 20140377462
    Abstract: By flowing an amount of hydrogen gas (25-75% of total flow), the stress of thin carbon films (100 nm-10 ?m) can be reduced. The films are deposited by chemical vapor deposition (800° C.-1100° C.) using an ethylene source gas (remainder of total flow). Carbon nanotube structures infiltrated with carbon by this method will not delaminate from the growth substrate, allowing for a range of post-processing methods. One process that can be performed is to etch the carbon “floor layer”, coat the structures in a Formvar film, and then release the structures using a chemical etch. Thin films (5-100 nm) can then be deposited on the substrate-defined Formvar surface. The Formvar can be removed by a thermal annealing step (400-600° C.), or a chemical etch step, either of which will leave suspended thin films over the open portions of the structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Robert Davis, Richard Vanfieet, Kyle Zufelt
  • Patent number: 8910380
    Abstract: Described is a process for producing an inkjet printhead comprising an aperture face having an oleophobic surface. The process includes forming an aperture plate by disposing a silicon layer on an aperture plate; using photolithography to create a textured pattern on an outer surface of the silicon layer; and chemically modifying the textured surface by disposing a conformal, oleophobic coating on the textured surface. The oleophobic aperture plate may be used as a front face surface for an inkjet printhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Kock-Yee Law, Hong Zhao
  • Patent number: 8904954
    Abstract: A foam mount of an aircraft window has a groove to receive an electro chromic window. The foam mount is painted by placing a blank in the groove to divide the foam mount into a first section designated to face the exterior of the aircraft and an opposite second section. The foam mount having the blank is placed in a mask or masking device to coat one section of the foam mount while covering the other section. The groove and the first section are coated with an electric conductive paint, and the second section is covered with a decorative paint. The conductive coating on the foam mount and the conductive coating of the electrodes of the electro chromic window provide an RF shielding to prevent electronic signals from personal electronic equipment from passing through the cabin and door windows of the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Mitchell V. Bruce, Brian L. Smith, Thomas R. Scarniac
  • Publication number: 20140356538
    Abstract: A member useful in printing including a substrate useful in printing, a first coating deposited on the substrate, the first coating having a first surface tension and forming an edge, a second coating deposited on the substrate adjacent the edge of the first coating, the second coating having a second surface tension. The first surface tension is different than the second surface tension. A method for forming a fuser system assembly, the method including: a) depositing a first coating having a first surface tension to form an edge on a substrate; and, b) depositing a second coating having a second surface tension on the substrate adjacent to the edge, the first surface tension is different than the second surface tension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Sandra L. Schmitt, David J. Gervasi
  • Publication number: 20140329055
    Abstract: A method for applying an aerodynamically functional coating to an exterior surface is provided. The method includes preparing an uncoated substrate surface to obtain a prepared substrate surface; applying a primer on the prepared substrate surface to obtain a primed substrate surface with a primer layer; applying and curing a basecoat field color to obtain a basecoat field color layer; masking for a basecoat design color on the basecoat field color layer; applying and curing the basecoat design color to obtain a first basecoat design color layer; masking for, applying, and curing any subsequent basecoat design color layers on the basecoat field color layer; applying and curing a clearcoat to obtain a first clearcoat layer; mechanically aero-contouring a plurality of coating edges to obtain an aero-contoured surface; and, applying additional clearcoat to obtain one or more additional clearcoat layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: The Boeing Company
  • Publication number: 20140329060
    Abstract: A panel for use in building construction comprises a substrate board having two opposed faces. A lamina is secured to a first one of the faces of the substrate board by means of one or more regions of bonding between the lamina and the board. The one or more regions of bonding cover a total area that is less than 20% of the total interfacial area between the lamina and the board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: SAINT-GOBAIN PLACO SAS
    Inventors: Guillaume Vivier, Thomas Barraud, Valentina Dodson, Nicholas Jones, Jonathan Young
  • Patent number: 8871295
    Abstract: A method for moving high aspect ratio molecular structures (HARMS), which method comprises applying a force upon a dispersion comprising one or more bundled and individual HARM-structures, wherein the force moves the bundled and/or the individual HARM-structure based on one or more physical features and/or properties for substantially separating the bundled and individual HARM-structures from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Canatu Oy
    Inventors: David P. Brown, Albert G. Nasibulin, Esko I. Kauppinen, David Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 8859055
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for patterning a flexible substrate. The method for patterning a flexible substrate includes providing a carrier substrate. A release layer is formed on the carrier substrate. A flexible substrate film is formed on the release layer. A plurality of UV blocking mask patterns is formed covering various portions of the flexible substrate film and the release layer. A UV lighting process is performed to expose the flexible substrate film and the release layer not covered by the UV blocking mask patterns, to a UV light. A debonding step is performed so that the various portions of the flexible substrate film directly above the various portions of the release layer, which were not exposed to the UV light, are separated from the carrier substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Pao-Ming Tsai, Yu-Yang Chang, Liang-You Jiang, Yu-Jen Chen
  • Publication number: 20140272254
    Abstract: A patterned multilayered barrier film for protecting devices from permeation of moisture and gases includes a substrate, a first layer on the substrate acting as a barrier layer, a second layer on the first layer and acting as a decoupling or planarization layer, and a third layer on the second layer, and acting as a barrier layer. Each of the first and third layers has an area greater than an area of the second layer such that the second layer is completely enclosed between the first and third layers defining an edge perimeter surrounding the second layer that is completely sealed between the first and third layers. The patterned multilayered barrier film may be cut into individual barrier units between portions of the second layer such that portions of the second layer of each individual barrier unit are completely edge-sealed between the first and third layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: CHEIL INDUSTRIES INC.
    Inventors: Damien S. Boesch, Lorenza Moro
  • Patent number: 8828493
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed for forming a layered structure comprising a self-assembled material. An initial patterned photoresist layer is treated photochemically, thermally, and/or chemically to form a treated patterned photoresist layer comprising a non-crosslinked treated photoresist. The treated photoresist is insoluble in an organic solvent suitable for casting a material capable of self-assembly. A solution comprising the material capable of self-assembly dissolved in the organic solvent is casted on the treated layer, and the organic solvent is removed. The casted material is allowed to self-assemble with optional heating and/or annealing, thereby forming the layered structure comprising the self-assembled material. The treated photoresist can be removed using an aqueous base and/or a second organic solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joy Cheng, William D. Hinsberg, Charles Thomas Rettner, Daniel Paul Sanders
  • Patent number: 8821978
    Abstract: A method of forming a layered structure comprising a domain pattern of a self-assembled material utilizes a negative-tone patterned photoresist layer comprising non-crosslinked developed photoresist. The developed photoresist is not soluble in an organic casting solvent for a material capable of self-assembly. The developed photoresist is soluble in an aqueous alkaline developer and/or a second organic solvent. A solution comprising the material capable of self-assembly and the organic casting solvent is casted on the patterned photoresist layer. Upon removal of the organic casting solvent, the material self-assembles, thereby forming the layered structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joy Cheng, William D. Hinsberg, Ho-Cheol Kim, Young-Hye Na, Daniel Paul Sanders, Linda Karin Sundberg, Hoa D. Truong, Gregory Michael Wallraff, Atsuko Ito
  • Publication number: 20140224172
    Abstract: The device forming a crucible for fabrication of crystalline material by directional solidification comprises a bottom and at least one side wall. The bottom presents a first portion having a first thermal resistance and a second portion having a second thermal resistance that is lower than the first thermal resistance. The second portion is designed to receive a seed for fabrication of the crystalline material. The bottom and side wall are at least partially formed by a tightly sealed part including at least one indentation participating in defining said first and second portions. The first portion is covered by a first anti-adherent layer having an additional first thermal resistance. The second portion may be covered by a second anti-adherent layer having an additional second thermal resistance that is lower than the first thermal resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Fabrice Coustier, Denis Camel, Anis Jouini, Etienne Pihan
  • 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: 8795774
    Abstract: Compositions containing certain organometallic oligomers suitable for use as spin-on, metal hardmasks are provided, where such compositions can be tailored to provide a metal oxide hardmask having a range of etch selectivity. Also provided are methods of depositing metal oxide hardmasks using the present compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials LLC
    Inventors: Deyan Wang, Jibin Sun, Peng-Wei Chuang, Peter Trefonas, III, Cong Liu
  • Publication number: 20140205818
    Abstract: A method for forming patterns of organic polymer materials. The method can be used to form a layer with two patterned organic polymer materials. The photoresist and solvents used in the photoresist deposition and removal steps do not substantially affect the organic polymer materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Conrnell University
    Inventors: Evan L. Schwartz, Wei Min Chan, Jin-Kyun Lee, Sandip Tiwari, Christopher K. Ober
  • Patent number: 8784930
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a transparent conductive film including a conductive layer having different thicknesses so as to increase the optical transmittance while maintaining the conductivity of the transparent conductive film. The present invention also pertains to a process for the preparation of the above-mentioned transparent conductive film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Far Eastern New Century Corporation
    Inventors: Da-Ren Chiou, Wei-Che Hung, Shih-Yueh Lin, Chiu-Fang Chen, Tzu-Ying Chen
  • Patent number: 8778454
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for producing a modified surface (5) comprising: patterning a surface (7) by forming thereon a porous molecular network (9) defined by non-covalent interactions between constituent molecules; and depositing in said porous network (9) and on said patterned surface (11) molecules (13) so as to form a self-assembled monolayer (15), wherein both said patterning and said depositing are effected by contact with liquids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Universit Court of The University of St Andrews
    Inventors: Manfred Buck, Rafael Madueño, Christophe Silien, Minna Tuulia Räisänen
  • Patent number: 8771792
    Abstract: Provided is a method for manufacturing a liquid discharge head, the liquid discharge head includes a substrate provided on a surface with a first energy generating part and a second energy generating part for generating energy utilized for discharging a liquid; a first discharge port provided corresponding to the first energy generating part so as to face the surface; a second discharge port provided corresponding to the second energy generating part so as to face the surface; a first wall member which has a wall of a first liquid flow path which communicates with the first discharge port; and a second wall member which has a wall of a second liquid flow path which communicates the second discharge port, wherein a distance between the second energy generating part and the second discharge port is greater than a distance between the first energy generating part and the first discharge port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Asai, Yoshinori Tagawa, Satoshi Ibe, Hiroyuki Murayama, Kouji Sasaki, Keiji Edamatsu
  • Patent number: 8747940
    Abstract: Methods for forming a “coating gradient” on medical devices, such as a balloon catheter or guidewire are disclosed. The balloon portion of the catheter has a protective covering initially placed over it to prevent the balloon from receiving a first hydrophilic coating. After a first hydrophilic coating is applied, the protective covering is removed. A second hydrophilic coating could be applied to the catheter. A guidewire having less lubricity at the distal end portion also can be created. A first hydrophilic coating is applied to the elongated shaft and distal shaft section of the guidewire. After the first hydrophilic coating cures, the first hydrophilic coating is removed from a portion of the distal shaft section of the guidewire. A second hydrophillic coating can then be applied to the elongated shaft and distal shaft section of the guidewire. The second hydrophilic coating can be allowed to cure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Jeong S. Lee, Kenneth L. Wantink
  • Patent number: 8747949
    Abstract: A coating and developing system includes a cassette station, a processing station and an inspection station interposed between the cassette station and the processing station. Time for which a substrate is held uselessly in the inspection module is reduced. A substrate carrying means disposed in the inspection module places priority to transferring a substrate between the cassette station and the processing station, and transfers a substrate to an inspection module in a part of a cycle time in which a substrate carrying means disposed in the processing station carries out one carrying cycle. It is permitted to carry out a substrate from the inspection module in a skip carrying mode, in which a substrate specified by a larger ordinal numeral is carried ahead of a substrate specified by a smaller ordinal numeral. It is inhibited to carry a substrate to the inspection module in the skip carrying mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Tomohiro Kaneko, Akira Miyata
  • Patent number: 8741382
    Abstract: The invention is a method of painting using a Differential Adhesion Composition (DAC) paint comprising a resin, a hygroscopic agent, a non-silicone surfactant, solvents, thickeners and pigments of titanium dioxide of 14 or more percent by weight. The paint sticks to the frame of a window after drying or setting and peels from the glass panes of the window in large pieces. The method of painting comprises applying the DAC paint to the non-glass surface and the glass surface, allowing the DAC paint to dry and then removing the DAC paint in large pieces from glass surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventor: John E Tadyeh
  • Patent number: 8734894
    Abstract: A method of depositing material onto a base portion of a wafer is disclosed. The method includes forming a bevel into a portion of a surface of the base portion of the wafer and depositing a first layer of conductive material onto the beveled portion of the base portion so that part of the first layer includes a wedge shape above the surface of the base portion. A second layer of conductive material is deposited onto the base portion including the portion of the base portion onto which the first layer of material is deposited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: David Chris Seets, Chang Xie, Christopher J. Cote, Karen Virginia Rud
  • Patent number: 8703232
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes an article and a method of forming a microstructure. The method includes providing a substrate having a structured surface region comprising one or more recessed features with recessed surfaces. The structured surface region is substantially free of plateaus. The method includes disposing a fluid composition comprising a functional material and a liquid onto the structured surface region. The method includes evaporating liquid from the fluid composition. The functional material collects on the recessed surfaces such that a remainder of the structured surface region is substantially free of the functional material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Matthew S. Stay, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky, Cristin E. Moran, Matthew H. Frey
  • Patent number: 8697186
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a mask having submillimetric openings, in which: for a masking layer, a first solution of colloidal nanoparticles in a first solvent is deposited, the particles having a given glass transition temperature Tg, the drying of the masking layer, known as the first masking layer, is carried out at a temperature below said temperature Tg until a mask having a two-dimensional network of substantially straight-edged submillimetric openings, that defines a mask zone known as a network mask zone is obtained, a solid mask zone is formed by a liquid deposition, on the face, of a second masking zone, the solid mask zone being adjacent to and in contact with the network mask zone, and/or at least one cover zone is formed, the cover zone being in contact with the network mask zone, and/or after the drying of the first masking layer, a filled mask zone is formed by filling, via a liquid route, openings of a portion of the network mask zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Glass France
    Inventors: Georges Zagdoun, Bernard Nghiem, Emmanuel Valentin, Svetoslav Tchakarov
  • Patent number: 8693078
    Abstract: This invention contemplates integrating laser scribing/patterning the component layers of electrochromic devices by directly removing (ablating) the material of the component layers. To minimize redeposition of laser ablated material and particulate formation on device surfaces a number of approaches may be used: (1) ablated material generated by the focused laser patterning may be removed by vacuum suction and/or application of an inert gas jet in the vicinity of the laser ablation of device material; (2) spatial separation of the edges of layers and patterning of lower layers prior to deposition of upper layers; and (3) the laser patterning step may be performed by a laser beam focused directly on the deposited layers from above, by a laser beam directed through the transparent substrate, or by a combination of both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Byung Sung Kwak, Nety Krishna
  • Publication number: 20140093656
    Abstract: The synthesis of nanostructures uses a catalyst that may be in the form of a thin film layer on a substrate. Precursor compounds are selected for low boiling point or already exist in gaseous form. Nanostructures are capable of synthesis with a masked substrate to form patterned nanostructure growth. The techniques further include forming metal nanoparticles with sizes <10 nm and with a narrow size distribution. Metallic nanoparticles have been shown to possess enhanced catalytic properties. The process may include plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition to deposit Ni, Pt, and/or Au nanoparticles onto the surfaces of SiO2, SiC, and GaN nanowires. A nanostructure sample can be coated with metallic nanoparticles in approximately 5-7 minutes. The size of the nanoparticles can be controlled through appropriate control of temperature and pressure during the process. The coated nanowires have application as gas and aqueous sensors and hydrogen storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: University of Idaho
    Inventor: David McIlroy
  • Publication number: 20140087078
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for preparing yaobian pottery having different colors at bottom, side and inside portions, yaobian pottery prepared thereby, and a locking-type airtight container using the same. The method for preparing yaobian pottery according to the present disclosure allows reproduction of regular yaobian patterns and mass production of the yaobian pottery. The locking-type airtight container using the yaobian pottery may be used to store food and food ingredients for a long period of time. The present disclosure provides the effect of maximizing the commercial value of the yaobian pottery which has been esteemed for its aesthetic value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: ELIX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Oh Hoon Lee
  • Patent number: 8679584
    Abstract: A method for partially coating a shaped body, the surface of which comprises an area to be coated and an area to be left clear, wherein with the method a protective layer is applied to the area to be left clear, a layer comprising a fluid phase is applied to the surface, and the coated shaped body is heated to a temperature at which the protective layer is removed residue-free by pyrolysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Clariant Produkte (Deutschland) GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Georg Anfang, Thomas Speyer
  • Patent number: 8658245
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a z-directed component for insertion into a mounting hole in a printed circuit board according to one example embodiment includes depositing a liquid based material onto a top surface of a rotatable plate. The top surface of the rotatable plate has at least one cavity formed thereon that defines the shape of a layer of the z-directed component. The rotatable plate is spun to level a top surface of the liquid based material in the at least one cavity. The liquid based material is cured to form the layer of the z-directed component. A conductive material is applied to at least one surface of the formed layer. The z-directed component is formed including a stack of component layers that includes the formed layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Lexmark International, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Kevin Hall, Keith Bryan Hardin, Zachary Charles Nathan Kratzer, Qing Zhang
  • Patent number: 8652576
    Abstract: A method and a system is provided to form deletion windows on a glass substrate. The method includes the steps of applying a provisional masking substance of the glass substrate for masking predetermined regions of said glass substrate. The method also includes applying a reflective material on the glass substrate including the provisional masking substance. The method further includes applying heat to the glass substrate for removing the provisional masking substance of the glass substrate forming the deletion windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Vidrio Plano de Mexico, S.A. de C.V.
    Inventors: Alberto Hernandez Delsol, Jesús Alberto Gonzalez Rodriguez, Miguel Arroyo Ortega
  • Publication number: 20140020722
    Abstract: The invention relates to coated glass as well as a method for its manufacture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventor: Karl-Heinz Wendt
  • Patent number: 8628818
    Abstract: A system and method for forming conductive lines on a substrate comprising depositing a precursor onto at least a portion of the substrate, depositing a thin layer of conductive material over the precursor, forming a negative-patterned mask over a portion of the thin layer of conductive material to form an exposed pattern, forming conductive lines in the exposed pattern, removing the patterned mask thereby uncovering an exposed portion of the conductive layer that substantially corresponds to the negative pattern portion, and removing the exposed portion of the conductive layer so as to uncover substrate that substantially corresponds to the exposed portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: SRI International
    Inventors: Sunity K. Sharma, Francesco Fornasiero, Jaspreet Singh Dhau
  • Patent number: 8623458
    Abstract: A layered structure comprising a self-assembled material is formed by a method that includes forming a photochemically, thermally and/or chemically treated patterned photoresist layer disposed on a first surface of a substrate. The treated patterned photoresist layer comprises a non-crosslinked treated photoresist. An orientation control material is cast on the treated patterned photoresist layer, forming a layer containing orientation control material bound to a second surface of the substrate. The treated photoresist and, optionally, any non-bound orientation control material are removed by a development process, resulting in a pre-pattern for self-assembly. A material capable of self-assembly is cast on the pre-pattern. The casted material is allowed to self-assemble with optional heating and/or annealing to produce the layered structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joy Cheng, Matthew E. Colburn, Stefan Harrer, William D. Hinsberg, Steven J. Holmes, Ho-Cheol Kim, Daniel Paul Sanders
  • Patent number: 8617653
    Abstract: It is disclosed an over-coating agent for forming fine patterns which is applied to cover a substrate having photoresist patterns thereon and allowed to shrink under heat so that the spacing between adjacent photoresist patterns is lessened, with the applied film of the over-coating agent being removed to form fine patterns, further characterized by comprising a water-soluble polymer which contains a monomeric component and a dimeric component, wherein the total content of the monomeric component and the dimeric component in the water-soluble polymer is reduced to 10 mass % or less, and a method of forming fine patterns using the same. By the present invention, even in reducing the pattern size on a substrate having thereon patterns having different pitches, the heat shrinkage of the over-coating agent can be controlled, irrespective whether the pitch is dense or isolate, thus achieving the pattern size reduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Tokyo Ohka Okgyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsunehiro Watanabe, Toshiki Takedutsumi, Masanori Yagishita, Kiyofumi Mitome, Takahito Imai, Masatoshi Hashimoto, Masaji Uetsuka
  • Patent number: 8614004
    Abstract: The invention concerns a two-tone paint application having a first base color in a first color area, a second base color in a second color area, and two layers of clear coat such that the transition between the two color areas is smooth surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Duane A. Brier, Patrick J. McKernan
  • Publication number: 20130302522
    Abstract: A method for coating a component and forming at least one cooling hole in a component is provided. The method includes providing the component having a surface and including a plurality of apertures formed therein. The method includes masking at least one of the plurality of apertures with a plug comprising a removable material. The method includes applying at least one coating to the surface of the component. The method includes eliminating the plug including removable material leaving open apertures in the surface of the coated component. Also provided is a water-soluble aperture plug including water soluble high temperature resistant filler materials including aluminum oxide, zirconium oxide, magnesium oxide, silicon dioxide, zircon, graphite, tungsten carbide, silicon carbide, silicon nitride, boron nitride, aluminum nitrides and binding agents and dispersants including phosphates, silicates, sugar, salt, gum, resin, polyvinyl alcohol (PVA), polyethylene glycol, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Cem Murat EMINOGLU, Canan Uslu HARDWICKE, Lawrence Matthew LEVY
  • Patent number: 8580344
    Abstract: This disclosure provides methods, devices and systems for using a stamp to enhance selectivity between surface layers of a substrate, and to facilitate functionalizing selected layers. An array of flat stamps may be used to concurrently stamp multiple regions of a substrate to transfer one or more substances to the topmost layer or layers of the substrate. If desired, the affected regions of the substrate may be isolated from each other through the use of a reactor plate that, when clamped to the substrate's surface, forms reaction wells in the area of stamping. The stamp area can, if desired, be configured for stamping the substrate after the reactor plate has been fitted, with the individual stamps sized and arranged in a manner that permits stamping within each reaction well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Intermolecular, Inc.
    Inventors: Nikhil D. Kalyankar, Zachary Fresco, Chi-I Lang