Prior To Coating Patents (Class 427/290)
  • Patent number: 10224867
    Abstract: A nanodiamond coating for use on a solar cell, the coating including a nanodiamond material suspended in a liquid, wherein the nanodiamond material has a size range from about 1 nm to about 10 nm. Methods for improving the efficiency of a solar cell are provided, including, mixing a nanodiamond material with a liquid polymer or non-polymer solvent to form a nanodiamond-polymer suspension, forming a coating of the suspension on a top surface of a solar cell, and drying the coating such that a dried nanodiamond-polymer layer remains bonded to the solar cell. Useful nanodiamond coating compositions may include a nanodiamond material, a fluoropolymer, a liquid solvent for the fluoro-polymer and at least one additive selected from the group consisting of dispersing agents, adhesion promoters, and coupling agents. The fluoropolymer may also be used in the form of an aqueous dispersion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Arkema Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Bertelo, Scott R. Gaboury, Ronald H. Partridge
  • Patent number: 9573331
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a thermoplastic polyurethane (“TPU”) infused mesh material that is molded to form at least a portion of a shoe. The TPU infused mesh may be formed as an upper, a portion of sole or other components of a shoe. The TPU infused mesh is formed, in an exemplary embodiment, through the application of liquid TPU to a surface of a spacer mesh. The liquid TPU infused spacer mesh is then cured, cut to a pattern, and heat molded to form a desired portion of the shoe. The heat molded TPU mesh is coupled to other portions of the shoe (e.g., sole) to form an article footwear in an exemplary embodiment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Converse Inc.
    Inventor: Sean M. McDowell
  • Patent number: 9254634
    Abstract: A process is provided for making stiff, lightweight laminate materials. At least one sheet of textured lamina having raised pointed structures is forced against a softer plain lamina so as to embed the structures therein. The pointed structures raised from grooves carved into the surface of the sheet material by means of a set of teeth carried on a knife element. The pointed structures may pierce through the softer lamina such that the protruding tips may be bent over or clinched to prevent their easy withdrawal. Two such texturized lamina may be used to sandwich and pierce through the softer lamina and are co-clinched by the other. In this way a light and stiff laminate is created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: R. A. Investment Management S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Ray Arbesman, Nghi Pham, Winston MacKelvie
  • Publication number: 20150147474
    Abstract: A foaming porous pad suitable for coupling to a hand-held device and for application to human skin includes a porous pad substrate and a foaming composition disposed on the porous pad substrate. The porous pad substrate includes a nonwoven pile fabric having a nonwoven backing layer and a pile comprising individual fibers extending from the backing layer. The nonwoven pile fabric has fibers having a denier of less than about 9. Other aspects of the disclosure include a kit including a foaming porous pad and a motorized handheld device, methods of making the foaming porous pad, and methods of using the foaming porous pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: JOHNSON & JOHNSON CONSUMER COMPANIES, INC.
    Inventors: Nikoleta Batchvarova, David Gubernick, Mark Murphy
  • Patent number: 9034454
    Abstract: An apparatus for filling joints in precast concrete structures includes a core that has exceptionally low creep and conforms to ASTM D 1752 made of controlled particle size composites of recycled cellular rubber and plastic materials in the form of a rectangular slab. Holes are drilled through a central area and countersink recesses are formed around the holes. An outer coating of a thermoplastic polyurethane/polyurea elastomer system of a thickness of 0.075 inch covers the slab and countersink recesses. The coated core is abrasion and UV resistant while having the creep characteristics needed to make a dam expansion joint filler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Southern Rubber Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen Edward Bowman
  • Publication number: 20150132539
    Abstract: A coated device comprising a body, a coating on at least a portion of a surface of the body, wherein the coating comprises, a terminal layer, and at least one underlayer positioned between the terminal layer and the body, the underlayer comprising a hardness of greater than 61 HRc, wherein prior to the addition of the terminal layer, at least one of the body and the underlayer is polished to a surface roughness of less than or equal to 1.0 micrometer Ra.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Bailey, Srinivasan Rajagopalan, Mehmet Deniz Ertas, Adnan Ozekcin, Bo Zhao
  • 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: 8986776
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a microbial substance-releasing layer on a technical surface. The inventive method comprises three steps: a) producing a solution from polyvinylacetate, a preservative agent and a solvent, b) applying the solution to the technical surface, and c) drying the solution applied to the technical surface while forming the layer. The inventive method is characterized by using benzoic acid, sorbic acid, natamycin, bacteriocines, plant extracts or mixtures thereof as the preservative agent and an ethanol/water mixture, ethyl acetate or acetone as the solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Eva Kensbock, Theresa Sandmeier, Barbara Maria Sandmeier, Ulrich Matthias Sandmeier, Stephan Maximillian Sandmeier
  • Publication number: 20150072727
    Abstract: An electronic device has a camera assembly disposed in a housing of the electronic device that includes a light source assembly having a primary purpose for illuminating a subject during an imaging operation. The light source assembly includes a light source and a light window. A light block can be applied to lateral surfaces of the light window to prevent light passing through the light window from propagating along an outer surface of the housing, or other components of the electronic device. In some embodiments, the light block can include multiple layers having various reflective and absorptive characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin J. Pope, Ian A. Spraggs, Richard Hung Minh Dinh, Rasamy Phouthavong, Vincent Yan
  • Publication number: 20150062467
    Abstract: Provided is a method of manufacturing a flexible display device, comprising: forming a concavo-convex area comprising a first concavo-convex pattern on one surface of a carrier substrate; forming a flexible substrate on the one surface of the carrier substrate; forming a display element configured to display an image on the flexible substrate; and separating the flexible substrate from the carrier substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Sung-Ku KANG
  • Publication number: 20150024235
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process and apparatus for preparing a substrate having a high coefficient of friction on a surface, and the high friction substrate. A pre-process of sanding can be used, followed by thermal wire coating of the sanded surface. The surface can have a static and dynamic coefficient of friction greater than or equal to than 0.85.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Joe Gauntt, Jeff Friedman
  • Publication number: 20150017330
    Abstract: An application jig includes a first principal surface, a second principal surface, and an opening section. The second principal surface is provided on an opposite side of the first principal surface. The opening section penetrates from the first principal surface to the second principal surface and includes a first opening section and a second opening section. The first opening section is provided on the first principal surface side. The second opening section is provided on the second principal surface side and has a substantially constant diameter from the second principal surface toward a boundary line between the first opening section and the second opening section. The first opening section has a diameter gradually decreasing from the first principal surface toward the boundary line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: IBIDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohiro TAKANO, Kazuya BANDO
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8927048
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for making coated liners and/or tubular devices including such coated liners. A sleeve may be provided that includes an outer first surface and an inner second surface extending between first and second ends thereof, and a hydrophilic or other coating may be applied to the first. The coated sleeve may be cut between the first and second ends to create opposing edges extending between the first and second ends, and the cut sleeve may be reversed such that the coated first surface defines an inner surface and the opposing edges are disposed adjacent one another, thereby providing a coated liner. Optionally, a tubular structure, e.g., one or more reinforcing layers and/or or outer layers may be attached around the coated liner, thereby providing a tubular device including an inner surface with a desired coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Aust Development, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen A. Leeflang, Christian S. Eversull
  • Publication number: 20150000564
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a mineral matter powder preparation by wet process without acrylic additive or other grinding aid additives and to the use of said mineral matter after an optional hydrophobic treatment. Said mineral material having superior dispersing properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Pierre Blanchard, Jean-Pierre Elgoyhen, Beat Karth, Holger Müller, Jürgen Spehn, Martin Brunner, Pascal Gonnon, Michael Tinkl
  • Publication number: 20140366799
    Abstract: An adhesive tape comprising a transparent or semi-transparent substrate having a top surface, a bottom surface, and at least one non-linear shaped masking edge, the bottom surface of the substrate having an adhesive layer applied thereto, and a liner affixed to the adhesive layer. The shaped masking edge of the adhesive layer has a treatment material applied thereto. The liner is optionally a split liner. The method for making the adhesive tape having a shaped edge comprises obtaining a tape comprised of a transparent or semi-transparent substrate having a top surface, a bottom surface, and at least one non-linear shaped edge, the bottom surface of the substrate having an adhesive layer applied thereto, and applying a liner to the adhesive layer on the bottom surface of the substrate to form a combined tape structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: SHURTAPE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Allan Vulpitta, Daniel Eric Festa, SR., Windy Kathalikkatil
  • Patent number: 8910379
    Abstract: Methods of fabricating coated components using multiple types of fillers are provided. One method comprises forming one or more grooves in an outer surface of a substrate. Each groove has a base and extends at least partially along the outer surface of the substrate. The method further includes disposing a sacrificial filler within the groove(s), disposing a permanent filler over the sacrificial filler, disposing a coating over at least a portion of the substrate and over the permanent filler, and removing the first sacrificial filler from the groove(s), to define one or more channels for cooling the component. A component with a permanent filler is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Raul Basilio Rebak, Renee Bushey Rohling, Scott Andrew Weaver, Ronald Scott Bunker, Don Mark Lipkin, Lawrence Bernard Kool
  • Publication number: 20140318080
    Abstract: A screw cap and a method of manufacturing a screw cap for closing a preserving jar is provided. The screw cap has a weakening line, which can be broken by means of finger force applied thereto, by removing material from the cap at the intended location of the weakening line so as to obtain a slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Peter Jan Marie Veltman
  • Publication number: 20140323001
    Abstract: In the present process, reversibly crosslinking composites or storage-stable prepregs are produced by means of a hetero Diels-Alder reactions (HDA,) for example of PMMA polymers. At slightly elevated temperature, these prepregs can be reversibly decrosslinked again by a retro hetero Diels-Alder reaction so that they become moldable. The back-reaction to products which are again crosslinked or high molecular weight then takes place at room temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Friedrich Georg Schmidt, Stefan Hilf
  • Patent number: 8872709
    Abstract: A representative embodiment prevents breakage of antennas and accidents due to breakage of electric wires caused by ice and snow accretion by realizing a surface with a surface energy of 2 mN/m or less and providing an antenna and electric wire having an extremely great effect of preventing ice and snow accretion at midwinter. Another representative embodiment provides an ice and snow accretion-preventive antenna and electric wire wherein a surface thereof is compositely fabricated to have large roughness and small roughness, and the surface of each of the roughness is coated with a water-repellent, oil-repellent, and antifouling thin film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventor: Kazufumi Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20140308473
    Abstract: A three-dimensional structure comprising a plurality of substantially planar sections and an adhesive layer. The planar sections are oriented in stacked relation with one another. The adhesive layer binds the sections in substantially fixed relation with one another. In exemplary embodiments, the sections may be formed from a single piece or from plural pieces. The three-dimensional structure is formed by positioning the respective sections on a retainer and affixing them in place in relation to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Noble Environmental Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Robert Noble
  • Publication number: 20140308869
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a fiber-reinforced composite material includes applying a paint layer including pigment to a woven fiber sheet and drying the paint layer on the woven fiber sheet, imbedding the woven fiber sheet in a resin at a temperature below a melting temperature of the pigment to yield a resin and fiber composite, and applying an ultraviolet protectant coating to the resin and fiber composite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Uwe SEYBOTH, Simon COULSON, Kurt Johannes Gerd MEHLHORN
  • Patent number: 8846147
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a complex part out of composite material including three-dimensional woven fiber reinforcement densified by a matrix, the method including three-dimensionally weaving a continuous fiber strip including a succession of fiber blanks for preforms of a plurality of parts that are to be fabricated; subsequently cutting individual fiber blanks out from the strip, each blank being a one-piece blank; shaping a cut-out blank to obtain a one-piece fiber preform having a shape that is close to the shape of a part that is to be fabricated; consolidating the preform in the desired shape; and densifying the consolidated preform by forming a matrix by chemical vapor infiltration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignees: Herakles, Snecma
    Inventors: Nicolas Eberling-Fux, Eric Bouillon, Clément Roussille, Stéphane Otin, Dominique Coupe
  • Publication number: 20140287144
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to processes and methods for recycling the waste products from the manufacture of cellulose acetate materials, using the example of cigarette butt manufacturing, in this case, but also applies to cellulose acetate production for other materials. Once the cellulose acetate containing materials are processed, they may be acceptable for use in a multitude of applications from insulation to reinforcements and decorative pieces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Blake Burich, Charles L. Putnam
  • Publication number: 20140287145
    Abstract: A protective coating method of a material such as aromatic polyurethane substrates is effected through a process that promotes coating adhesion to the substrate while providing a wood-like aesthetic. Closed cells on the surface of the aromatic polyurethane are opened via sanding techniques to promote adhesion. Once a sufficient surface is achieved, the substrate is coated using spray techniques to protect the aromatic polyurethane from ultra-violet light exposure. The wood-like appearance is achieved through embossing a wood-grain on the deformable surface and subsequently filling the grain with a contrasting agent to highlight its appearance through a reverse-roll-coating technique. Abrasion properties are achieved through a final clear top coat that allows both the contrast agent and the top coat to fully cure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Nyloboard, LLC
    Inventors: Shae A. Brown, Eric McCann
  • Publication number: 20140234579
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel composite preventing ice adhesion. A plurality of micro-roughened surfaces or organometallized micro-roughened surfaces wetted with a hydrophobic, low freezing-point liquid results in a durable, renewable anti-icing composite. The preparation method for novel icing and rain protecting composite is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: LIANG WANG, Viktoria Ren Wang
  • Publication number: 20140220257
    Abstract: In a method of processing a substrate in accordance with an embodiment, a trench may be formed in the substrate, imprint material may be deposited at least into the trench, the imprint material in the trench may be embossed using a stamp device, and the stamp device may be removed from the trench.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Joerg Ortner, Michael Sorger
  • Publication number: 20140220242
    Abstract: Laminate concrete countertops and methods for fabricating same employ a plywood core or substrate onto which concrete layers are applied using spray techniques. In one embodiment, a countertop template is created at the installation site, and subsequently used at a remote fabrication site to cut the core to the customized size and shape before application the sprayed concrete layers. In some embodiments, the core or substrate and overlying concrete layers are left exposed at one or more edges to provide visually contrasting layers creating a unique appearance over conventional countertops. Edge covering pieces visually contrasting the concrete itself can also be installed to further characterize the appearance of the countertop, and may be removably installed to allow swapping out of different edge pieces to reconfigure the countertop appearance over time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventors: Madison Timothy John Sawatzky, Sheridan Riley Mark Sawatzky, Timothy John Sawatzky
  • Patent number: 8795777
    Abstract: A liner plate structure, system and method is provided for lining of mine shaft bores, tunnels and the like. The liner plate structure includes a primary plate portion and at least one flange disposed at a side edge of the primary plate portion. A polymer seal element extends along a recess within an exterior surface of the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Inventors: Darrell J. Sanders, Vernon B. Cameron, Mark J. Swarny
  • Patent number: 8795768
    Abstract: Methods and systems for cleaning, coating and sealing leaks in existing pipes, in a single operation. A piping system can be cleaned in one pass by dry particulates forced and pulled by air throughout the piping system by a generator and a vacuum. Pipes can be protected from water corrosion, erosion and electrolysis, extending the life of pipes such as copper, steel, lead, brass, cast iron piping and composite materials. Coatings can be applied to pipes having diameters up to approximately 6?. Leak sealants of at least approximately 4 mils thick can cover insides of pipes, and can include novel mixtures of fillers and epoxy materials, and viscosity levels. A positive pressure can be maintained within the pipes during applications. Piping systems can be returned to service within approximately 96 hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Pipe Restoration Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Larry Gillanders, Steve Williams, John Laborde
  • Publication number: 20140190834
    Abstract: A plated component and a plating process are disclosed. The plating process includes applying a material to a region of a component, the material being selected from the group consisting of nickel, cobalt, chromium, iron, aluminum, or a combination thereof. The region includes a single crystal microstructure, includes a directionally solidified microstructure, is substantially devoid of equiaxed microstructure, or a combination thereof. The applying includes electroplating, electroless plating, or the electroplating and the electroless plating. The plated component includes an electroplated region, an intermediate layer on the electroplated region, and an overlay coating on the intermediate layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Eklavya CALLA, Krishnamurthy ANAND, Chakrakody SHASTRY
  • Publication number: 20140186639
    Abstract: A method of making a series of new non-stick ceramic coating materials prepared from organic-inorganic hybrid materials, including silica sol, MTMS, FAS and PDMS (Polydimethylsiloxane) using the sol-gel process. The hybrid materials have good mechanical properties and are fashioned into a main ceramic network and good non-stick properties from organic non-stick compounds. The non-stick ceramic coating consists of two layers applied to cookware and for other applications. Methods of preparing a substrate coated with the non-stick ceramic coating are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicants: CERASOL HONG KONG LIMITED, BROCKER BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT GROUP
    Inventor: Sang Mok KIM
  • Publication number: 20140178291
    Abstract: A coated hydrogen storage pellet; wherein the pellet comprises a hydrogen-storage material; the coating comprises a hydrogen-permeable polymer and the coating has a mean thickness of less than 50 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: CELLA ENERGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Stephen BENNINGTON, Sean MCGRADY, David ROYSE, Arthur LOVELL, Lyndsey MOORING, Tom HEADEN
  • Publication number: 20140153995
    Abstract: An applicator is provided for a cosmetic product, in particular mascara. The applicator includes a brush which includes a core and fibers projecting from the core. At least one of the fibers includes an elongate portion made of a first material and a lobe arranged at an end of the elongate portion. The lobe in turn is made of a second material coating an end of the elongate portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: ALBEA SERVICES
    Inventor: Patrick LHOYER
  • Patent number: 8728585
    Abstract: To provide a method for enhancing adhesion of a thin film, and a method for enhancing adhesion of a thin film provided with a surface function caused by the shape. Adhesion of a thin film can be enhanced by irradiating the surface of a parent material with a laser beam at a fluence in the vicinity of the machining threshold, scanning the irradiated part while overlapping to form a grating structure, and then forming a solid thin film in the grating structure. When the grating structure formed on the parent material is left on the solid thin film, adhesion of the thin film is enhanced and surface functions, e.g. reduction of friction and wear caused by the shape, suppression of adhesion of fine particles, and cell sensibility, can be exhibited in conjunction with the function of the solid thin film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Machinery Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Sawada, Kosuke Kawahara
  • Publication number: 20140127444
    Abstract: A sheet of masking means (1) which extends in a first direction wherein the sheet (1) has its longest extension, comprising a plurality of flat masking means (2, 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d) with an upperside (3a) and an underside (3b), the masking means (2, 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d) comprising a corner portion (4a) which comprises a triangle surface which has a first side edge (5a, 6a, 7a, 8a) and a second side edge (5b, 6b, 7b, 8b) further comprising an angle ? which is defined between the first and second side edge where a first masking means (2a) has the apex of the angle ? directed perpendicular to the first direction a second masking means (2b) has the apex of the angle ? directed perpendicular to the first direction in an opposite direction in relation to the apex ? of the first masking means (2a) where the first side edge (5a) of the corner portion (4a) of the first masking means (2a) runs parallel to the first side edge (6a) of the corner portion (4a) of the second masking means (2b) a third masking means (2c) which has th
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Smart Masking AB
    Inventor: Ebrahim Isaacs
  • Publication number: 20140127516
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel composite for preventing ice adhesion. A superhydrophobic or superhydrophilic surface with a hydrophobic, low freezing point liquid adsorbed onto surface asperities results in a durable, renewable anti-icing surface. The preparation method for novel icing and rain protecting surface is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventors: LIANG WANG, VIKTORIA REN WANG
  • 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: 8691014
    Abstract: Prepping a surface entails entraining a coating particle into a fluid stream, directing the fluid stream containing the coating particle at the surface to be prepped to thereby prep the surface using the coating particle. The prepped surface can then be coated using the same or substantially similar coating particle. This technique can be used with a continuous airjet, a forced pulsed airjet, a continuous waterjet or a forced pulsed waterjet as the carrier stream. This invention solves the problem of foreign blasting particles becoming embedded in the atomic matrix of the surface to be prepped, which can result in unpredictable behavior of the surface properties and even catastrophic failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: VLN Advanced Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Mohan M. Vijay
  • Publication number: 20140037850
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of protecting refinery equipment, the method comprising: (a) applying an uncured organic coating comprising a curable epoxy phenol novolac resin and a curing agent comprising a vicinal primary diamine moiety to a surface of refinery equipment susceptible to corrosion and/or wear; and (b) curing the uncured coating to form a cured coating having a viscosity of at least 2,000,000 centipoise; wherein the uncured organic coating has a viscosity of less than 500,000 centipoise, and wherein the uncured coating is substantially free of components comprising secondary and tertiary amine groups, and wherein the uncured coating is characterized by a latent viscosity of at least 2,000,000 when cured for 1 hour at 50° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Donald Joseph Buckley, JR., Lawrence Bernard Kool, Raul Basilio Rebak, Dennis Michael Gray, Brent Allen Clothier, Grzegorz Jan Kusinski
  • Publication number: 20140024732
    Abstract: A door made of polyurethane, including a door body, the door body including a plurality of integrated plates stacked on one another for supporting. A method for preparing the door includes providing a mold, and spraying a parting agent inside the mold; heating the mold to a temperature of 30-70° C., spraying the parting agent, and placing a plurality of plates or a metal skeleton in the mold; mixing raw materials to obtain a mixture; injecting the mixture into the mold to cover the stacked plates, and curing for 30-90 min; demolding, transferring a product from the mold to a thermostatic chamber for shaping at a constant temperature; trimming uneven edges and surfaces of the product; and spraying a paint on the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventor: Zhongping WANG
  • Patent number: 8628824
    Abstract: A manufacture method for forming an antique color on a metal surface includes a metal surface treatment step, a first spraying step, a rubbing step, a second spraying step and a surface drying step. A paint used in the second spraying step is a color and light-permeable powder paint. Thus, a metal color, obtained after the rubbing step, and a color of the powder paint appear the antique color, such as an antique copper color or an antique silver color. Furthermore, the surface drying step homogenizes the powder paint and enhances protection and uniformity of the metal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Inventor: Pi-Chu Li
  • Publication number: 20140010961
    Abstract: Method for protecting the surface of wind turbine blades manufactured with composites so as to furnish them with a finish resistant to normally-encountered external agents, namely rain, ice and grime from atmospheric pollution; and comprising one step for surface preparation as well as two steps for primer application and a second coating having a specified thickness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: Gamesa Innovations & Technology, S.L.
    Inventors: Estiibaliz SORONDO ZABALA, Miren Estíibaliz ERAUZQUIN BILBAO, Jose Luis CARRETERO VILLANUEVA
  • Publication number: 20130333323
    Abstract: This invention relates to paper products and/or substrates suitable for being made into wallboard tape (also may be known as joint tape and/or drywall tape) and having improved reduction or inhibition in the growth of microbes, mold and/or fungus. The paper substrate is characterized by its excellent physical properties including cross direction (CD) tensile, machine (MD) tensile, internal bond, wet tensile, hygroexpansivity, curl, bonding properties, bonding of joint tape to joint compound, etc. The paper product of the invention contains a sizing agent and an antimicrobial compound as well as other optional components including without limitation a binder. The paper product of the invention may be produced by contacting the plurality of cellulose fibers with each of the sizing agent, antimicrobial compound, and optional components at any point in the papermaking process, converting process, and/or post-converting process. Finally, the invention relates to methods of using the paper substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventors: DENNIS W. ANDERSON, BIANCA A. MORGANROTH, WILLIAM A. PAYNE
  • Patent number: 8609188
    Abstract: The invention is related to a technique that grafts polymer onto a surface of nano-diamonds, and the invention further provides applications relating to modification and dispersion of the nano-diamonds. The features of the technique are single step, one pot, low cost, and high yield, and therefore the technique has high potential for commercialization. The invention also provides a method for graphitizing monocrystalline nano-diamonds and polycrystalline nano-diamonds. Accordingly, the technique of modifying and polymer grafting can be used not only on ultra disperse diamonds but also on monocrystalline nano-diamonds with graphitized surfaces and polycrystalline nano-diamonds with graphitized surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Yu-Lin Hsin, Woan-Shiow Tserng, Ting-Yao Su
  • Patent number: 8603582
    Abstract: Non-stick fixtures for selectively masking portions of a workpiece during application of a workpiece coating are described herein. These fixtures have predetermined surfaces thereon having an average surface roughness of about 25 Ra or less and a Rockwell hardness of about 65 Rc or more. The controlled average surface roughness ensures that these fixtures are non-stick with respect to the workpiece coating being applied to the workpieces disposed therein. The controlled Rockwell hardness ensures that the desired average surface roughness can be maintained throughout repeated use of the fixture in harsh coating environments. These fixtures reduce the workpiece coating bridging that occurs between the fixture and the workpiece, and also reduce the amount of overspray that occurs on the workpiece, thereby minimizing the amount of handwork and/or rework that is necessary after the workpiece is coated. This improves process cycle times and yields significantly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Ryan Richard Bernaski, Bartolomeo Palmieri
  • Patent number: 8601691
    Abstract: Methods of fabricating coated components using multiple types of fillers are provided. One method comprises forming one or more grooves in an outer surface of a substrate. Each groove has a base and extends at least partially along the outer surface of the substrate. The method further includes disposing a sacrificial filler within the groove(s), disposing a permanent filler over the sacrificial filler, disposing a coating over at least a portion of the substrate and over the permanent filler, and removing the first sacrificial filler from the groove(s), to define one or more channels for cooling the component. A component with a permanent filler is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Raul Basilio Rebak, Renee Bushey Rohling, Scott Andrew Weaver, Ronald Scott Bunker, Don Mark Lipkin, John Brian McDermott, Lawrence Bernard Kool, Ann Melinda Ritter
  • Patent number: 8586376
    Abstract: Methods of producing an analysis spreading layer for absorbing a liquid to be analyzed, by: supplying a porous membrane having a bottom, a top and a thickness D, the size of the pores of the membrane increasing over its thickness D; cutting the membrane at a predefined distance, the spreading layer being a sublayer with a thickness d less than the starting thickness D, the pores of the spreading layer having a fluid connection to one another in such a manner that it is permeable to a liquid. The membrane surface is formed by removing a sublayer of the membrane being the liquid outlet side of the spreading layer. The mean size of the pores on the liquid outlet side is at least 1 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Herbert Harttig, Bernd Hiller, Wolfgang Schwoebel, Alexander Kasejew
  • Publication number: 20130298801
    Abstract: Coke formation in pyrolysis furnaces is controlled by applying a coating of boron nitride to pyrolysis furnace process equipment surfaces, for instance, parts of the transfer line heat exchanger assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventor: Jyung-Hoon Kim
  • Patent number: 8574678
    Abstract: A method of texturing a synthetic material, such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC), to resemble a natural material is provided. The method can include texturing a PVC profile after extrusion in order to achieve a surface roughness of about 70 to about 300 micro inches roughness average. The method can include producing a line pattern surface roughness to make the textured PVC resemble a wood finish, particularly when the method includes applying a paint or stain to the textured PVC. The method can include producing a radial pattern surface roughness to make the textured PVC resemble a brushed metal finish. The method of the present invention can be applied to existing PVC elements, such as extruded elements, either at the manufacturing level or at the consumer level. A kit can also be provided including a texturing means, a paint or stain, and instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Dallaire Industries Ltd.
    Inventor: Patrick Marceau