Metal, Glass, Or Ceramic Base Patents (Class 427/287)
  • Patent number: 9482672
    Abstract: The invention provides an ELISA assay for the determination of serum mast cell ?-tryptase levels using rabbit anti-tryptase as the capture antibody and alkaline phosphatase conjugated G3 as the detecting antibody. Luminescent substrate CPSD was used to enhance the assay sensitivity. Also provided are methods for aiding in the diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome by detecting the serum level of ?-tryptase, histamine and/or prostaglandin E2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Hua Gong, Shui Long Wang, Sharat Singh
  • Publication number: 20150147165
    Abstract: A method to modify the shape of a channel in a metallic substrate is described. The method includes the step of applying at least one metallic coating on selected portions of an interior surface of the channel, so as to alter the heat transfer characteristics of the channel during passage of a coolant fluid therethrough. Related articles that contain the modified channels are also described, such as gas turbine engine components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Ronald Scott Bunker
  • Publication number: 20150124401
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are consumer electronics housings made from bulk-solidifying amorphous alloy materials having a ductile coating applied to all or a portion of the bulk-solidifying amorphous alloy. Also disclosed are methods of making consumer electronic housings from bulk-solidifying amorphous alloy materials such that at least a portion of the bulk-solidifying amorphous alloy housing is coated with a ductile cladding material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Christopher D. Prest, Matthew S. Scott, Stephen P. Zadesky, Richard W. Heley, Dermot J. Stratton, Joseph C. Poole
  • Patent number: 9011974
    Abstract: A process of producing metal-decorating material, which causes no pollution to the environment and can be used both in industrial manner and handicrafts, for decorating article or process of decorating of various article surface, e.g., furniture, weapons, purse, box, small casket, etc. makes a pollenlike holder on at least one of the surface of a base metal plate and sets design creating material on said base metal surface by said pollen holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: The Foundation for the Promotion of Supplementary Occupations and Related Techniques of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit
    Inventor: Thanpuying Supornpen Luangthep
  • Patent number: 8999445
    Abstract: A method for producing a glass or glass ceramic composite material with a metallic decorative appearance is provided. The method includes: applying a layer onto a glass or glass ceramic substrate, the layer comprising a sol-gel and/or a polysiloxane; patterning the layer; and applying a metallic-looking layer onto the patterned layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventors: Inka Henze, Stefan Spengler, Matthias Bockmeyer, Eveline Rudigier-Voigt, Tamara Sweeck, Oliver Gros
  • Publication number: 20150090570
    Abstract: An illuminated metal keycap having a legend diffuser material that may diffuse light through a legend opened in a background layer. The background layer may be opaque and the legend may be transparent. The metal keycap is adhered to a scissor mechanism positioned above electrical switch circuitry. Included within, below, or adjacent to the scissor mechanism may be one or more light sources positioned to emit light through the metal keycap, around the perimeter of the metal keycap, and/or through the background layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Hilbert T. Kwan, Jeffrey L. Yen, Craig C. Leong, James J. Niu, Keith J. Hendren, Yanyang Yuan, Feng Zhao, Wanshan Li, Derrick T. Jue, Ze Hong
  • Publication number: 20150079288
    Abstract: A plug assembly for masking internal threads of a base component is disclosed herein. The plug assembly includes a plug member having peripheral margin portions. The peripheral margin portion is engagable with the internal threads of the base component. The plug consists of a water-soluble material and is structured and arranged to dissolve in a water based liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel J. Sordelet
  • 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: 8967078
    Abstract: A method of masking a component includes installing a flexible gasket over a portion of a component masking area leaving an unmasked area exposed. A backer is installed over the flexible gasket to compress the flexible gasket between the backer and the portion. The flexible gasket and the backer are secured to the component to provide an assembly. The assembly is deposited into a slurry with an abrasive media to polish the unmasked area, in one example. The flexible gasket and backer prevent abrasive media from reaching the masked area. The flexible gasket and backer can be removed from the component and reused on other similarly shaped components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald R. Soucy, Richard W. LaFranchise
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150052946
    Abstract: An article of jewelry includes a stone having a viewing surface and a back surface and epoxy. The stone preferably is transparent or translucent in that it preferably internally and externally reflects and refracts light. The epoxy preferably is provided on the back surface of the stone, the color of which is preferably viewable, including from the stone's front surface. The epoxy may be colored, transparent, translucent or colorless. The design is such that the epoxy surface and the viewing surface of the stone are intended to be left at least partially exposed and viewable in the final article of jewelry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas William Reid, II
  • Patent number: 8936828
    Abstract: Provided is a method of fabricating a substrate where patterns are formed, the method including: preparing a solution in which a plurality of oxide beads are dispersed; forming patterns on a substrate; installing a provisional structure in an upper portion of the substrate so that a micro-channel is formed on the substrate; injecting the solution in which the oxide beads are dispersed, into the micro-channel and fixing the oxide beads at the substrate; and thermally processing the substrate. A plurality of low-priced oxide beads can be patterned on a substrate to have a desired shape so that damages can be prevented from occurring in the substrate during dry etching, and an etching process is not performed so that a yield of a device is not reduced and mass production of the device increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: SNU R&DB Foundation
    Inventors: Euijoon Yoon, Sung-Hoon Kwon
  • Publication number: 20150018538
    Abstract: Provided are a method and device for marking an article for security, tracking or authentication. The method includes depositing a solution comprising a nucleic acid marker onto at least a portion of the article. The nucleic acid marker may be activated, for example, by adding a functional group to the nucleic acid marker. The activation of the nucleic acid marker may be performed by exposure to alkaline conditions. The method is well suited for marking fibers and textiles, as well as many other items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Abdelkrim Berrada, MingHwa Benjamin Liang, Lawrence Jung
  • Patent number: 8932823
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to methods, medical profiles, kits and apparatus for use in determining the risk that a pregnant individual has for developing pre-eclampsia based on amounts of certain biochemical markers in a biological sample from the individual and biophysical markers. The disclosure also relates to methods, medical profiles, kits and apparatus for use in determining the risk that a pregnant individual is carrying a fetus having a chromosomal abnormality based on amounts of certain biochemical markers in a biological sample from the individual and biophysical markers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignees: Wallac Oy, The Fetal Medicine Foundation
    Inventors: Howard Cuckle, Kypros Nicolaides
  • Patent number: 8932677
    Abstract: Liquid dispensing includes providing a downwardly inclined slide surface and a carrier liquid dispensing channel that includes an outlet opening on the slide surface. A carrier liquid source is pressurized causing carrier liquid to flow continuously through the outlet opening of the carrier liquid dispensing channel and down the slide surface. A liquid dispenser array structure is provided and includes functional liquid dispensers located on a substrate that is common to the functional liquid dispensers. The functional liquid dispensers include a functional liquid supply channel, a functional liquid source that provides functional liquid, and a drop formation device associated with an interface of the functional liquid supply channel and the slide surface. The drop formation device is selectively actuated to form discrete functional liquid drops in the carrier liquid flowing down the slide surface. The functional liquid is immiscible in the carrier liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Michael A. Marcus, Hrishikesh V. Panchawagh
  • Publication number: 20140346106
    Abstract: Provided is a metal substrate gasket with a filter function that is easy to machine/assemble and is capable of reducing the number of parts as well as cost. To achieve said purpose, the metal substrate gasket with filter function, which is provided with a filter section in which holes have been drilled on a portion of the flat surface of the metal substrate and is provided with a sealing section around the filter section, is characterized in that in the sealing section, respective elastic rubber seals cover the two surfaces of the metal substrate in the thickness direction. The metal substrate gasket is also characterized in that a sealing bead section is formed in the metal substrate in the sealing section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: NOK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takanori Anzai, Shinya Nakaoka, Masaru Ito, Isao Tanji
  • Publication number: 20140342090
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (100) for applying a foaming reaction mixture (600) onto a top layer (500), in particular for producing a composite element, comprising at least two casting rakes (200, 260), each of which comprises a tubular hollow body (210), said hollow body (210) extending along a central axis (250) and having at least two outlet openings (220) for discharging the foaming reaction mixture (600). The casting rakes (200, 260) and the top layer (500) can be moved relative to one another in a longitudinal axis (510), and the casting rakes (200, 260) are arranged on a receiving element (700). According to the invention, each arrangement of the casting rakes (200, 260) on the receiving element (700) has a joint (805), by means of which the casting rakes (200, 260) are movably arranged on the receiving element (700) and can be oriented at an angle (400, 410) of <=80 DEG relative to the longitudinal axis (510) of the movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: Ralf Köster
  • Publication number: 20140342089
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (100) for applying a foaming reaction mixture (600) onto a top layer (500), in particular for producing a composite element, comprising at least one casting rake (200, 260) with a tubular hollow body (210), said hollow body (210) extending along a central axis (250) and having at least two outlet openings (220) for discharging the foaming reaction mixture (600). The casting rake (200, 260) and the top layer (500) can be moved relative to each other along a longitudinal axis (510). According to the invention, the central axis (250) of the at least one casting rake (200, 260) and the longitudinal axis (510) of the movement form an angle (400, 410) of <=80 DEG relative to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Ralf Köster, Horst-Uwe Jung, Catherine Lövenich
  • Patent number: 8844090
    Abstract: A tool 54 for introducing a paste 74 into voids 44 in an article 12 includes at least one pad having a working surface shaped similarly to the shape of a target region on the article. In one specific embodiment, the tool 54 has first and second pads 56, 60, joined to each other by, for example, a hinge 66 . The pads and hinge are engageable with the article 12 so that each similarly shaped working surface 58, 62, 68 hugs a corresponding target region on the article to urge the paste into the voids. An associated method of concurrently filling voids in an article includes applying a filler material to the article in the vicinity of the voids and urging the filler material concurrently into the multiple voids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Brian E. D'Amour, Raymond D. Thurston
  • Publication number: 20140272464
    Abstract: A method for applying a wear protection layer to a continuous flow machine component which has a base material comprising titanium is provided. The method includes the following steps: mixing a solder which comprises an alloy comprising titanium and particles which are distributed in the alloy and have a reaction agent; applying the solder to predetermined points of the continuous flow machine component; introducing a heat volume into the solder and the continuous flow machine component so that the alloy becomes liquid and the reaction agent changes through diffusion processes with the solder and undergoes a chemical reaction with the alloy, forming a hard aggregate; and cooling the solder so that the alloy becomes solid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jochen Barnikel, Susanne Gollerthan, Harald Krappitz, Ingo Reinkensmeier
  • Publication number: 20140272206
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to a method of making a coated article and/or glazing (e.g., for automobile, window, and/or other applications). A colored paint that is not technically a frit is used to form a desired pattern. The paint is screen printed on a substrate. Screen printing parameters are selected, e.g., so that the mesh has a high threads per inch count; the paint is pushed through the screen using hydraulic forces that account for a sheer thinning property of the paint by balancing squeegee speed, squeegee angle relative to the screen, and hardness of the squeegee; and/or relative humidity above and/or near the screen is at least about 80%. Preferably, the paint is substantially fully curable at 400 degrees C. or less. The substrate with the pattern thereon may be heat treated in certain example embodiments and possibly built into an insulated glass unit or other product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventor: Matthew S. Walp
  • Publication number: 20140260219
    Abstract: A process for producing a diffusion barrier or blocking layer includes providing aluminum oxide on a metal sheet formed of a base material including at least iron, chromium and aluminum. A process for producing an exhaust gas treatment unit includes providing a honeycomb body and a housing in which at least one of the honeycomb body or the housing is formed of the metal sheet and the metal sheet is formed of a base material including at least iron, chromium and aluminum. The metal sheet thus includes, at least in a subregion, a surface layer including at least aluminum oxide and a metal from the group including cobalt and nickel. An exhaust gas treatment unit and a motor vehicle are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: EMITEC GESELLSCHAFT FUER EMISSIONSTECHNOLOGIE MBH
    Inventor: Dieter LUTZ
  • Publication number: 20140228270
    Abstract: The invention relates to removable temporary paint having a release agent including a non-ionic surfactant and having a pH of 3 to 6. The paint includes: 10 wt % to 50 wt % of a natural alkyd resin in an aqueous emulsion, the alkyd resin having a molar mass Mp of 3,000 g/mol to 100,000 g/mol, a polydispersity index lp of 1 to 20, an oil length of 20% to 40%, and an acid index of 10 to 35; at least one inorganic filler and/or pigment; and a sufficient amount of water. The paint can be used as eco-friendly road paint for temporary markings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventors: Gerard Messant, Yves Ortais
  • 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: 8802195
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method and apparatus for preventing oxidation or contamination during a circuit printing operation. The circuit printing operation can be directed to OLED-type printing. In an exemplary embodiment, the printing process is conducted at a load-locked printer housing having one or more of chambers. Each chamber is partitioned from the other chambers by physical gates or fluidic curtains. A controller coordinates transportation of a substrate through the system and purges the system by timely opening appropriate gates. The controller may also control the printing operation by energizing the print-head at a time when the substrate is positioned substantially thereunder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Kateeva, Inc.
    Inventors: Sass Somekh, Eliyahu Vronsky
  • Patent number: 8802186
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method and apparatus for preventing oxidation or contamination during a circuit printing operation. The circuit printing operation can be directed to OLED-type printing. In an exemplary embodiment, the printing process is conducted at a load-locked printer housing having one or more of chambers. Each chamber is partitioned from the other chambers by physical gates or fluidic curtains. A controller coordinates transportation of a substrate through the system and purges the system by timely opening appropriate gates. The controller may also control the printing operation by energizing the print-head at a time when the substrate is positioned substantially thereunder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Kateeva, Inc.
    Inventors: Sass Somekh, Eliyahu Vronsky
  • Publication number: 20140220368
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a methods and composition in which a D-form or retro-inverso Pseudomonas pilin peptide, optionally having a polyethylene glycol moiety covalently attached to the peptide, is bound to a substrate. The disclosed methods and composition are useful for reducing the frictional coefficient, inhibiting biofilm formation by non-Pseudomonas bacteria, for reducing the inflammatory response to a material, for reducing corrosion of metals, and in biosensor applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: ARCH BIOPHYSICS, INC.
    Inventors: Randall Thomas Irvin, Elisabeth Melika Davis, Gongyang Li, Daniel Abraham Muruve
  • Patent number: 8790882
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of immunology and hyperproliferative diseases. More specifically, the present invention relates to a method of detecting and monitoring therapeutic antibody:antigen complex, soluble antigen and soluble therapeutic antibody, wherein a patient has undergone at least one course of immunotherapy. Yet further, levels of therapeutic antibody:antigen complexes, soluble antigens or soluble therapeutic antibodies may be measured and used to stage or monitor a hyperproliferative disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Maher Albitar, Michael J. Keating, Taghi Manshouri
  • Publication number: 20140206630
    Abstract: A method of making a facile, surface-independent, polyphenol coating is disclosed. In general, the method includes contacting at least a portion of the substrate to be coated with an aqueous solution containing one or more salts and one or more nitrogen-free phenolic compounds. Substrates of all kinds may be used, and compounds used to make the coating may include epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), epigallocatechin (EGC) and epicatechin-3-gallate (ECG), tannic acid, gallic acid, pyrogallol, and/or other nitrogen-free phenolic compounds. The coating made using the method, methods of using the coating, and kits comprising the coating precursors are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventors: Phillip B. Messersmith, Tadas S. Sileika, Ran Zhang, Devin G. Barrett
  • Patent number: 8758852
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for patterning a nanomaterial using solution evaporation. More particularly, the method for patterning a nanomaterial using solution evaporation includes; coating the nanomaterial with a polymer material and uniformly dispersing the coated nanomaterial in a solvent to prepare a solution containing the nanomaterial, and pouring the nanomaterial-containing solution on a substrate, enabling the nanomaterial to be patterned after evaporation of the solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Jeung-Ku Kang, Kyung-Min Choi, Jung-Hoon Choi, Weon-Ho Shin, Jung-Woo Lee, Hyung-Mo Jeong
  • Publication number: 20140170321
    Abstract: An artificial fingerprinting solution that includes a heated blend of glyceryl trioleate and artificial sebum configured to approximate the fingerprint oil of a human. The artificial fingerprinting solution may also be included in a kit that also includes an artificial fingerprint stamp that has an artificial fingerprint transfer member that imitates a human fingerprint and is capable of receiving and holding at least a portion of the artificial fingerprint solution when the artificial fingerprinting transfer member contacts the artificial fingerprint solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: LAKSHYA J. DEKA, YEN-HSI LIN, LISA R. SCHNEIDER
  • Patent number: 8722144
    Abstract: A thermal barrier coating method forms a thermal barrier coating by spray coating over the surface of a component where cooling holes are made. The thermal barrier coating is formed by spray coating after masking pins, which do not protrude above the surface of the component, are inserted into the cooling holes or masking pins protruding above the surface of the component are inserted and get shrunk due to heat while spray coating, obtaining the protruding amount equal to or less than the thickness of the thermal barrier coating after shrinkage, which characterizes the method. By way of this method, a thermal barrier coating can be formed all over the surface without clogging the cooling holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Minoru Ohara
  • Patent number: 8714403
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an antiskid container (30) from a container (20) made of a ceramic or glass material, including a bottom wall (21) intended to be in contact with a flat support, the bottom wall including at least one antiskid pattern (28), the pattern including two grooves (25) delimiting at least one projection (24), the method including the following steps: an antiskid material (34) in a fluid state is applied onto the antiskid pattern (28) so as to cover the projection at least partially, the antiskid material is caused to solidify so as to form an antiskid coating (31).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Pillivuyt
    Inventor: Christophe Amprimo
  • Publication number: 20140113272
    Abstract: The base of glassware is hand painted with chalkboard paint. The purpose of the chalkboard painted glass is for the person using the glass to be able to identify her or his glass, or its contents. After being hand painted, the glass is heat cured in an oven for durability. The user can then use chalk to label the base of the glass. The chalk erases from the base with a damp cloth or sponge. The glasses are dishwasher safe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: JENNIFER SCHEFKE
  • Publication number: 20140093659
    Abstract: A method of producing a monolithic ceramic body from a porous matrix includes providing a porous matrix having interstitial spaces, providing an infiltrating medium comprising a solvent and at least one reactive species, and infiltrating at least a portion of the interstitial space of the porous matrix with the infiltrating medium. The solvent is an inert medium that is not chemically reactive with the porous matrix, and is in a liquid phase when in the portion of the interstitial space of the porous matrix. The infiltrating medium is mechanically convected through the porous matrix. The at least one reactive species, when in a portion of the interstitial space of the porous matrix, reacts with a portion of the porous matrix to form a product, and the product fills at least a portion of the interstitial space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    Inventors: Richard E. RIMAN, Vahit ATAKAN, John P. KUPPLER, Kenneth M. SMITH
  • Patent number: 8685498
    Abstract: A coated film with no observable streak is formed. The landing positions of a first discharge liquid discharged through a first printing head and the landing positions of a second discharge liquid discharged through a second printing head are disposed in a mixed manner in an area on a substrate where the first printing head and the second printing head overlap. Which discharge liquids are to be landed is determined according to random numbers. Since a coated film which is formed with the first and second discharge liquids in a mixed manner is disposed between a coated film formed with the first discharge liquids and a coated film formed with the second discharge liquids, a boundary is obscured and no streak appears.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Ulvac, Inc.
    Inventors: Takahiro Miyata, Masao Murata, Mitsuru Yahagi, Junpei Yuyama, Kyuzo Nakamura, Atsushi Kira, Kou Fuwa, Ai Tanaka, Tooru Okuno, Susumu Sakio
  • Patent number: 8673582
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to methods, medical profiles, kits and apparatus for use in determining the risk that a pregnant individual has for developing pre-eclampsia based on amounts of certain biochemical markers in a biological sample from the individual and biophysical markers. The disclosure also relates to methods, medical profiles, kits and apparatus for use in determining the risk that a pregnant individual is carrying a fetus having a chromosomal abnormality based on amounts of certain biochemical markers in a biological sample from the individual and biophysical markers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignees: Wallac Oy, The Fetal Medicine Foundation
    Inventors: Howard Cuckle, Kypros Nicolaides
  • Publication number: 20140070603
    Abstract: Undercarriage assembly components of track-type machines having a metallurgically bonded wear-resistant coating and methods for forming such coated undercarriage assembly components is taught herein. The bodies of the undercarriage assembly components, formed of an iron-based alloy, have a hard metal alloy slurry disposed on a surface or into an undercut or channel and then fused to form a metallurgical bond with the iron-based alloy. The wear-resistant coating comprises a fused, metal alloy comprising at least 60% iron, cobalt, nickel, or alloys thereof. The portion of the outer surface of the undercarriage assembly components having the wear-resistant coating corresponds to a wear surface of the component during operation of the endless track of the track-type vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Timothy D. WODRICH, Todd B. Niemann, Gopal S. Revankar
  • Patent number: 8663737
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides substrates having a lubricious coating thereon. The substrate may be flexible and include, in embodiments, a medical device. The lubricious coating, in embodiments, is applied in a pattern so that the coating avoids delamination and/or fracturing which might otherwise occur as the substrate flexes and/or stretches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Gregory G. Okoniewski
  • Patent number: 8658384
    Abstract: The present invention relates to combinations of biomarkers and levels thereof that may be used, for example, in the determination of risk associated with the occurrence of a major adverse cardiac event (MACE) in a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Saul A. Datwyler, Jessie W. Shih, Robert C. Doss, Walter J. Keirans, Sudarshan Hebbar
  • Publication number: 20140048481
    Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring analytes in real time using integrated chromatography systems and devices. Integrated microfluidic liquid chromatography devices and systems include multiple separation columns integrated into a single substrate. Using such a device, parallel analysis of multiple samples can be performed simultaneously and/or sequential analysis of a single sample can be performed simultaneously on a single chip or substrate. The devices and systems are well suited for use in high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) applications. HPLC chips and devices including embedded parylene channels can be fabricated using a single mask process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Chi-Yuan Shih, Yu-Chong Tai, Jun Xie, Darron K. Young, Po-Jui Chen
  • Patent number: 8647715
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for increasing the abrasion resistance of a pre-determinable part of the surface of an annealed glass container comprising the following operative phases: a) applying a liquid composition comprising an organo-titanate compound on a pre-determinable part of the annealed glass container surface by spraying at room temperature; b) selectively heat-treating the surface on which the liquid composition of step a) has been applied at a temperature between the glass annealing temperature and glass softening temperature, said selective heat treatment resulting in the formation of a titanium oxide coating layer on said surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Bormioli Luigi S.p.A.
    Inventors: Vincenzo Di Giuseppantonio, Ivano Davoli, Antonio Bruscella
  • Publication number: 20140039091
    Abstract: Thermochromic coatings are improved by mixing thermochromic capsules with polymer resins in a manner that imparts shelf stability to flowable precursors that may be cured quickly using dodecylbenzenesulfonic acid and/or other acid catalysts to form relatively hard coatings that are capable of withstanding machine operations, such as the operations needed to make beverage can lids, bottle caps, pull tabs and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Chromatic Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy J. Owen
  • Publication number: 20130323426
    Abstract: The invention relates to low-viscosity formulations of radiation-curable compounds, to processes for preparing them, to their use, and to inks, printing-inks, and print varnishes that comprise them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Juergen Kaczun, Reinhold Schwalm, David Trumbo, Eugene Valentine Sitzmann
  • 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: 20130302523
    Abstract: A decorative glass panel, and a method of production thereof, is provided for a door or window, and comprises a flat glass panel having an outer surface, an inner surface, and a thickness. Using a computer controlled router, a prescribed pattern is formed in at least the outer surface of the flat glass panel, the prescribed pattern including at least one substantially V-shaped groove. The pattern is transferred to a resin plotter that applies an air-curable resin within each substantially V-shaped groove according to a prescribed tip speed, pumping speed and resin viscosity. Thereafter, the resin is cured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Terry L. Gajtka, JR., Tina M. Robinson
  • Patent number: 8574858
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides immunoassays and kits for detection or quantification of an analyte of interest in a test sample that potentially contains endogenously produced autoantibodies reactive with the analyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Maciej Adamczyk, Roy Jeffrey Brashear, Phillip G. Mattingly
  • Patent number: 8568993
    Abstract: A diagnostic method for determining the absence or presence of a disease is provided. The method includes assaying the amount and/or types of glycopeptides in a sample from a subject, and comparing these to the amount and types of reference glycopeptides. The method may include the use of a stable isotope label, affinity selection, immunoaffinity chromatography, and glycoproteomics techniques, to identify and quantify changes in glycosylated peptides or glycosylated proteins associated with cancers such as malignant lymphoma or breast cancer, to monitor patient's response to therapy, and to monitor disease recurrence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Fred E. Regnier, Stephen B. Hooser, Christina R. Wilson, Wonryeon Cho
  • Patent number: 8569533
    Abstract: A bright noble metal preparation for firing on ceramic/porcelain surfaces at a minimum temperature of 900° C. The preparation has at least one organic noble metal compound including at least one of an organic gold, platinum, silver and palladium compound, at least one flux that consists of organometallic compounds including Cr in the form of at least one organic compound, such that a Cr content is 0.01 to 1.0 mole per mole of noble metal, and at least one vehicle. The bright noble metal preparation is rhodium-free and has a noble metal content of 6 to 20 wt. %, based on the preparation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Heraeus Precious Metals GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Annette Lukas, Sabine Wissel, Wiltrud Vogt, Guntner Werner