Deforming The Base Or Coating Or Removing A Portion Of The Coating Patents (Class 427/270)
  • Patent number: 10334739
    Abstract: A printed electrical device is formed using a flexographic printing system. A flexographic printing plate having a pattern of raised features includes an active region having a plurality of parallel traces separated by a trace spacing of between 5-40 microns that are used to form active micro-traces that provide an electrical function, and an inactive region adjacent to the active region having one or more protective features that are used to form electrically-inactive features. The protective features are separated from an outermost trace of the plurality of traces by a gap distance of between 60% and 250% of the trace spacing. The flexographic printing plate is used to transfer ink from an anilox roller to a substrate to provide a printed pattern corresponding to the pattern of raised features on the flexographic printing plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventors: James S. Honan, Eric K. Zeise
  • Patent number: 9761885
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a catalyst product having particular three-dimensional plate-like shape and comprising catalyst nanoparticles and a method for manufacturing same. The present product may be useful in fuel cells or battery applications. In certain embodiments the present catalysts show good catalytic activity and durability even at low catalyst loads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Inventor: Hai Xiong Ruan
  • Patent number: 9693839
    Abstract: A probe head for dental confocal imaging, comprises a light-guiding part for guiding a light beam towards a teeth portion, the light-guiding part having an entrance face through which the light beam enters the light-guiding part and an exit face through which the light beam exits the light-guiding part, wherein the light-guiding part is configured, in case of a linearly polarized light beam having two polarization components being perpendicular to each other, to change polarization of the linearly polarized light beam on its path through the light-guiding part in such a way that one of the two polarization components, compared to the other of the two polarization components, is retarded by an odd multiple of a quarter of a wavelength of the light beam along the path from the entrance face to the exit face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Align Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Yossef Atiya, Tal Verker
  • Patent number: 9630382
    Abstract: A decorative molding film includes a base film provided with a protective layer, a coloring layer containing a polyolefin based hot melt adhesive and pigment, and an adhesive layer containing a polyolefin based hot melt adhesive, stacked in that order on one side of the base film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kentaro Mori, Katsuhiro Minomo
  • Patent number: 9238860
    Abstract: A method of carrying out post-treatment to a sprayed coating includes spraying aluminum-containing material onto a surface of a steel for forming a sprayed coating on the steel, and coating electrolytic aqueous solution or water base paint containing electrolytic aqueous solution therein onto the sprayed coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignees: FUJIGIKEN CO., LTD., FUJI ENGINEERING CO., LTD, WEST NIPPON EXPRESSWAY COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Kenichi Yamada, Keisuke Fujikawa, Masanobu Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 9190222
    Abstract: The present application discloses carbonaceous nano-fibrous materials developed by electrospinning mixtures of alkali lignin with a polymer at varied mass ratios. The present application also discloses processing of the lignin/polymer fibers via progressive heat treatments for stabilization, pre-carbonization and carbonization. The resulting carbon nanofibers maintain a uniform shape and have high specific surface area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignees: North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
    Inventors: Lifeng Zhang, Ajit Kelkar, Hao Fong, Chuilin Lai
  • Patent number: 9132445
    Abstract: The present invention relates to highly ordered arrays of nanoholes in metallic films and to an improved method for producing the same. The method according to the invention for producing an highly ordered array of nanoholes in metallic films on a substrate comprises the following steps: a) providing microspheres comprising poly-N-isopropylamide (polyNIPAM), the microspheres being selected from pure poly-N-isopropyl-amide (polyNIPAM) hydrogel microspheres and polymeric or inorganic beads carrying poly-N-isopropylamide (polyNIPAM) hydrogel chains, b) coating an aqueous dispersion of said microspheres onto a substrate and drying the dispersion, which results in a non-close packed ordered array of the microspheres, c) generating a metallic film on the substrate, d) removing the microspheres from the surface of the substrate which results in an ordered array of nanoholes on the substrate, and e) optionally increasing the thickness of the metallic film by selective electroless plating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Wissenschaften e.V.
    Inventors: Claudia Pacholski, Stefan B. Quint
  • Patent number: 9005709
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a substrate for transfer printing using a concave-convex structure and a substrate for transfer printing fabricated thereby. The method includes preparing a handling substrate having a concave-convex structure formed thereon; forming a sacrificial layer along the concave-convex structure on the handling substrate; coating a polymer on the handling substrate having the sacrificial layer formed thereon to form a polymer substrate having bumps filling a concave portion of the concave-convex structure; and removing the sacrificial layer from the handling substrate. The substrate includes a handling substrate having a concave-convex structure formed thereon; and a polymer substrate placed on the concave-convex structure and having bumps filling a concave portion of the concave-convex structure of the handling substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Heung Cho Ko, Seok Ho Kim, Jongwon Yoon, Young Kyu Hwang, Su Ok Yun, Hun Soo Jang, Seong-Ju Park, Hyun-A Cho, Byeong-Il Noh, Jaeyi Chun
  • 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: 8980373
    Abstract: A semi cured supported elastomeric glove with enhanced gripping surfaces achieved by the method of transferring of patterns by compression molding, including a plurality of concave indentations of any pattern and molded into the gripping surfaces of the semi cured glove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Dipped Products PLC
    Inventors: Lakshman Premal Nethsinghe, Rajapakshe Mudiyanselage Tilokraj Premarathna, Kariyawasam Ampegama Gamage Gamini Kularatne, Raja Nihal Kurunduwa Hewage
  • Publication number: 20150065209
    Abstract: A cover member and a method for manufacturing the same are provided. The cover member includes a case on at least a portion of which a material pattern is formed and a color layer formed on the material pattern provided on the case, in which a portion of the color layer is at least partially marked different from the material pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chang-Youn HWANG, Young-Jae LEE, Kyoung-Bin HAN, Byoung-Uk YOON
  • Patent number: 8968826
    Abstract: The invention relates to a laminated strip, in particular a decorative strip, comprising an upper layer (12) consisting of metal, preferably aluminum, whose upper face (22) is embossed with a structure in relief (18) and whose underside (24) is fixed to a reinforcement layer (14) consisting of plastic. During the production of the strip, the reinforcement layer (14) and the protective layer (16) are applied after the structure in relief (18) has been embossed on the upper layer (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Kunststoff-Technik Scherer & Trier GmbH & Co KG
    Inventor: Dirk Reissenweber
  • Patent number: 8920881
    Abstract: For producing a component, especially a gas turbine component, coated with a wear-protection, corrosion-protection or erosion-protection coating, a method includes the following steps: providing a component (10) to be coated on a component surface (13); at least partially coating the component (11) on its component surface with an at least two-layered protective coating (14), which includes at least one relatively soft layer (15) and at least one relatively hard layer (16); and then surface densifying the at least partially coated component on its coated component surface by ball blasting or shot peening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: MTU Aero Engines AG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Eichmann, Karl-Heinz Manier, Markus Uecker, Thomas Uihlein
  • Publication number: 20140349013
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a low volume transfer anilox roll includes depositing a first coating material over a contact surface of a cylinder. A plurality of cells are patterned into the contact surface of the cylinder. A second coating material is deposited over the patterned contact surface of the cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: UNI-PIXEL DISPLAYS, INC.
    Inventors: Ed S. Ramakrishnan, Robert J. Petcavich
  • Publication number: 20140341750
    Abstract: A process of depositing a ceramic coating on an airfoil component and the component formed thereby is provided. The process includes depositing a bond coat on an airfoil component including on a trailing edge region thereof that defines a trailing edge of the airfoil component, within holes located within the trailing edge region and spaced apart from the trailing edge, and on lands located within the trailing edge region and between the holes. A ceramic coating is then deposited on the bond coat including on the trailing edge region of the airfoil component, within the holes located within the trailing edge region, and on the lands between the holes. The ceramic coating within the holes is selectively removed without completely removing the ceramic coating on the trailing edge region and the lands between the holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventor: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
  • Publication number: 20140342441
    Abstract: The present invention provides, among others, apparatus for detecting a disease, comprising a system delivery biological subject and a probing and detecting device, wherein the probing and detecting device includes a first micro-device and a first substrate supporting the first micro-device, the first micro-device contacts a biologic material to be detected and is capable of measuring at the microscopic level an electric, magnetic, electromagnetic, thermal, optical, acoustical, biological, chemical, physical, or mechanical property of the biologic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: ANPAC BIO-MEDICAL SCIENCE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chris C. Yu, Xuedong Du, He Yu
  • Publication number: 20140335324
    Abstract: Disclosed and claimed herein is a template for directing a pattern in a block copolymer film and the process of making the pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: AZ ELECTRONIC MATERIALS (LUXEMBOURG) S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Jihoon KIM, Jinxiu WAN, Shinji MIYAZAKI, Guanyang LIN, Hengpeng WU
  • Patent number: 8876948
    Abstract: A method of making a composite gas separation module by providing a porous support material having deposited thereon a metal membrane layer, by imposing upon the surface of the metal membrane layer certain surface characteristics including an abrasion pattern and a relatively high surface roughness that provides for surface activation that enhances the placement thereon of a subsequent metal membrane layer without the use of a chemical activating solution. The composite gas separation module is useful in the separation of hydrogen from hydrogen-containing gas streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventor: John Charles Saukaitis
  • Patent number: 8876949
    Abstract: A method of preparing a palladium-silver alloy gas separation membrane system, wherein the surface of the palladium layer or a silver layer is activated by a non-chemical activation method involving abrasion to a controlled surface roughness and abrasion pattern, thereby permitting the plating or deposition of an overlayer of silver on the palladium layer, silver on a silver layer, or palladium on a silver layer. The palladium and silver layers are preferably supported on a porous metal support to which an intermetallic diffusion barrier has been applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventor: John Charles Saukaitis
  • Patent number: 8865266
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of coating a porous substrate. The method includes forming a first coating on the substrate that at least partially fills the pores of the substrate, forming a second coating on the substrate, and optionally at least partially restoring the porosity of the porous substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Dongchan Ahn, Christopher Wong, Renee Berrie
  • Publication number: 20140308448
    Abstract: A “faux stainless steel” may be produced by processing galvanized carbon steel through a temper mill using textured rolls to develop a “polished” type surface. The galvanized coating is not removed by abrasion but is compressed thereby providing a more uniform substrate than conventional polishing or brushing. The resulting strip may then be coated with an organic film to provide additional appearance and corrosion benefits including anti-fingerprint resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Frederick Alan Myers
  • Patent number: 8846149
    Abstract: A method and structure for preventing film delamination provide for forming a thick film then partitioning the thick film into a plurality of discrete portions prior to subsequent thermal processing operations. The partitioning alleviates the effects of film stress at the interface between the film and the underlying material and prevents delamination during the subsequent thermal cycling operations, that take place subsequent to the formation of the film. The partitioned film includes a pattern density of at least about 80 percent and the discrete portions do not individually serve as device structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuh-Hwa Chang, Ming-Tai Chung, Jui-Chun Weng, Ming-Yi Lin
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8771525
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a rotary device includes a multiwall nanotube that extends substantially perpendicularly from a substrate. A rotor may be coupled to an outer wall of the multiwall nanotube, be spaced apart from the substrate, and be free to rotate around an elongate axis of the multiwall nanotube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Carter, Marc S. Weinberg, Eugene Cook, Peter Miraglia
  • 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: 8741420
    Abstract: A component is disclosed. The component comprises a substrate comprising an outer surface and an inner surface, where the inner surface defines at least one hollow, interior space, where the outer surface defines one or more grooves, and where each of the one or more grooves extends at least partially along the surface of the substrate and has a base. One or more access holes extend through the base of a respective groove to place the groove in fluid communication with respective ones of the at least one hollow interior space. The component further comprises a coating disposed over at least a portion of the substrate surface, where the coating comprises one or more layers. At least one of the layers defines one or more permeable slots, such that the respective layer does not completely bridge each of the one or more grooves. The grooves and the coating together define one or more channels for cooling the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Ronald Scott Bunker, Dennis Michael Gray, Don Mark Lipkin
  • Patent number: 8721773
    Abstract: A method for preparing a palladium-gold alloy gas separation membrane system comprising a gold-palladium alloy membrane on a porous substrate coated with an intermetallic diffusion barrier. The method includes an abrading step to increase surface roughness of the palladium to a desired range, a gold plating step with a solution of chloroauric acid (AuCl4H) and hydrogen peroxide, followed by annealing to produce a palladium-gold alloy membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Nathan Earl Perkins, II, John Charles Saukaitis
  • Patent number: 8715802
    Abstract: The invention provides a transferring apparatus for a flexible electronic device and method for fabricating a flexible electronic device. The transferring apparatus for the flexible electronic device includes a carrier substrate. A release layer is disposed on the carrier substrate. An adhesion layer is disposed on a portion of the carrier substrate, surrounding the release layer and adjacent to a sidewall of the release layer. A flexible electronic device is disposed on the release layer and the adhesion layer, wherein the flexible electronic device includes a flexible substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Pao-Ming Tsai, Liang-You Jiang, Yu-Yang Chang, Hung-Yuan Li
  • Publication number: 20140116660
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a component is provided. The component includes a substrate having an outer surface and an inner surface, where the inner surface defines at least one interior space. The fabrication method includes forming at least one groove in the outer substrate surface. Each groove extends at least partially along the outer substrate surface and has an asymmetric cross-section. The method further includes forming at least one access hole in the substrate. Each access hole connects the respective groove in fluid communication with the respective interior space. A coating is disposed over at least a portion of the substrate surface, such that the groove(s) and the coating together define one or more channels for cooling the component. A component is also disclose and has at least one groove with an asymmetric cross-section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Jesse Blair Butler, Ronald Scott Bunker, Scott Andrew Weaver, Kevin Richard Kirtley
  • 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: 8673397
    Abstract: A component is disclosed. The component comprises a substrate comprising an outer surface and an inner surface, where the inner surface defines at least one hollow, interior space, where the outer surface defines one or more grooves, and where each of the one or more grooves extends at least partially along the surface of the substrate and has a base. One or more access holes extend through the base of a respective groove to place the groove in fluid communication with respective ones of the at least one hollow interior space. The component further comprises a coating disposed over at least a portion of the substrate surface, where the coating comprises one or more layers. At least one of the layers defines one or more permeable slots, such that the respective layer does not completely bridge each of the one or more grooves. The grooves and the coating together define one or more channels for cooling the component. Methods for fabricating and coating a component are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Ronald Scott Bunker, Dennis Michael Gray, Don Mark Lipkin
  • Publication number: 20140072773
    Abstract: A trim structure for a vehicle includes at least two surface regions having different surface appearances and is manufactured in one unit. A method for providing a trim structure for a vehicle with at least two surface regions having different surface appearances comprises the steps of: a) providing a first surface appearance on at least a portion of an external surface of a trim structure body; b) providing a second surface appearance by applying a material layer on top of at least a part of the at least a portion having the first surface appearance; and c) removing a portion of the applied material layer, thereby revealing at least a portion of the under-lying first surface appearance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: VOLVO CAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Anders Bergstrom, Conny Blomme, Clas Lindqvist
  • Patent number: 8642134
    Abstract: Disclosed is a coated-product with marking. The coated-product is obtained by the steps of forming a coating layer having brightness higher than the brightness of a bare surface of a molding on the surface of the molding made of resin colored with dye, and removing a predetermined portion of the coating layer by laser marking and exposing the bare surface of the coated-product to form a marking portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Masanori Nagai
  • Publication number: 20140024799
    Abstract: Embodiments according to the present invention relate to sacrificial polymer compositions that include polycarbonate polymers having repeat units derived from stereospecific polycyclic 2,3-diol monomers. The sacrificial polymer compositions also include an acid generator that is selected from at least one photoacid generator and/or at least one thermal acid generator. In addition, embodiments according to the present invention relate to a method of forming a structure that includes a three-dimensional space interposed between a substrate and an overcoat layer, and a method of temporarily bonding first and second substrates together, which make use of the polycarbonate polymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: Promerus, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Bell, Robert A. Shick, Leah Langsdorf, Keitaro Seto, W. C. Peter Tsang
  • Patent number: 8628823
    Abstract: The presently disclosed embodiments relate generally to layers that are useful in imaging apparatus members and components, for use in electrophotographic, including digital, apparatuses. Embodiments pertain to an improved electrophotographic imaging member incorporating an outer layer having a groove pattern imprinted into its surface to lower friction with the cleaning blade and improve print quality and performance. Embodiments also pertain to methods and systems for making the improved imaging member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Nan-Xing Hu, Gregory McGuire, Richard A. Klenkler, Yvan Gagnon, Gaetano J. Lavigne
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140011013
    Abstract: Devices, systems and techniques are described for producing and implementing articles and materials having nano-scale and microscale structures that exhibit superhydrophobic, superoleophobic or omniphobic surface properties and other enhanced properties. In one aspect, a surface nanostructure can be formed by adding a silicon-containing buffer layer such as silicon, silicon oxide or silicon nitride layer, followed by metal film deposition and heating to convert the metal film into balled-up, discrete islands to form an etch mask. The buffer layer can be etched using the etch mask to create an array of pillar structures underneath the etch mask, in which the pillar structures have a shape that includes cylinders, negatively tapered rods, or cones and are vertically aligned. In another aspect, a method of fabricating microscale or nanoscale polymer or metal structures on a substrate is made by photolithography and/or nano imprinting lithography.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Sungho Jin, Chulmin Choi
  • 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: 8597724
    Abstract: Methods for repairing gas turbine components damaged by corrosion that not only restores the components back to their original dimensions to ensure proper engine operations, but also have the added benefit of mitigating future corrosion attacks thereby extending the useful life of the components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Billie W. Bunting, Andrew DeBiccari, Chris Vargas, Monika D. Kinstler, Derek W. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20130316087
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of coating a porous substrate. The method includes forming a first coating on the substrate that at least partially fills the pores of the substrate, forming a second coating on the substrate, and optionally at least partially restoring the porosity of the porous substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Dongchan Ahn, Christopher Wong, Renee Berrie
  • Patent number: 8592005
    Abstract: A method for forming a film by atomic layer deposition wherein vertical growth of a film is controlled, includes: (i) adsorbing a metal-containing precursor for film formation on a concave or convex surface pattern of a substrate; (ii) oxidizing the adsorbed precursor to form a metal oxide sub-layer; (iii) adsorbing a metal-free inhibitor on the metal oxide sub-layer more on a top/bottom portion than on side walls of the concave or convex surface pattern; and (iv) repeating steps (i) to (iii) to form a film constituted by multiple metal oxide sub-layers while controlling vertical growth of the film by step (iii). The adsorption of the inhibitor is antagonistic to next adsorption of the precursor on the metal oxide sub-layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: ASM Japan K.K.
    Inventor: Shintaro Ueda
  • Publication number: 20130288028
    Abstract: A method for surface treating plastic products includes providing a plastic substrate; forming a base paint layer on the plastic substrate; forming a flat paint layer on the base paint layer, the flat paint layer made of a flat paint and having an initial specular gloss at 60° geometry of about 5-10; partially masking the flat paint layer; and polishing unmasked portions of the flat paint layer to achieve a specular gloss at 60° geometry of about 80-90. A plastic product made by the present method is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicants: FIH (HONG KONG) LIMITED, SHENZHEN FUTAIHONG PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: QUAN ZHOU, GUI-YUN YANG, XIN-WU GUAN
  • Patent number: 8557333
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an electroluminescent display device in which a first planarization insulating film need not be used so that a manufacturing cost reduces, and a display defect caused by a cut in an organic EL layer or moisture absorption at a step portion is prevented. An R color filter layer, a G color filter layer, and a B color filter layer are so formed that end portions of the adjacent R, G, and B color filter layers overlap each other. The R color filter layer, the G color filter layer, and the B color filter layer serve as a first planarization insulating film. For planarization, the end portions of the color filter layers overlap each other. For reducing a step height of an overlapping portion, the end portions of the color filters are formed in a tapered shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryuji Nishikawa, Kazuyuki Maeda
  • Publication number: 20130248095
    Abstract: A decoration film, a method of fabricating a decoration film, and a method of fabricating a decoration device are provided. The decoration film includes a substrate and a relief pattern layer disposed on the substrate. The relief pattern layer has a relief surface away from the substrate and includes a decoration relief portion and a marker relief portion located around the decoration relief portion, wherein the relief pattern layer is remained on the substrate after the decoration process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: ETANSI INC.
    Inventors: Jen-En Hou, Jin-Jung Yeh, Shih-Min Huang
  • Publication number: 20130230654
    Abstract: Described herein are methods of creating markings on a golf club ferrule, some of which comprising providing a polymeric ferrule body having a first color; painting at least a portion of the ferrule body with a paint material, the paint material having a second color that is different than the first color, such as with a high contrast; and removing one or more portions of the paint material from the ferrule body, such as by laser engraving, to reveal respective portions of the first color, thereby forming one or more markings on the ferrule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan T. Sargent, Abram Stanley Harris
  • Patent number: 8475871
    Abstract: A building board, in particular of wooden material, plastic or a mixture of wooden material and plastic, with a top side and an underside and side edges. A polyurethane layer is applied at least on the top side. A decorative layer imitating a natural material is applied onto the polyurethane layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Flooring Technologies Ltd.
    Inventor: Frank Oldorff
  • Publication number: 20130098866
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a rotary device includes a multiwall nanotube that extends substantially perpendicularly from a substrate. A rotor may be coupled to an outer wall of the multiwall nanotube, be spaced apart from the substrate, and be free to rotate around an elongate axis of the multiwall nanotube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.
    Inventor: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.