Inorganic Base Patents (Class 427/292)
  • Patent number: 11028485
    Abstract: A method for marking an article may comprise forming a raised pad on a substrate of the existing article by applying a material to a surface of the substrate using a material addition process, and forming a design on a surface of the raised pad. The raised pad may be formed on the surface of the substrate to prevent mechanical stress from being propagated from the raised pad to the substrate in response to the design being formed on the raised pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: Jeremy Daniel Kallio, J. Keith Williamson, Aaron T. Nardi
  • Patent number: 10689765
    Abstract: This method for cleaning wires enables effective descaling and removal of smuts from wires, prevents yellowing after cleaning, and significantly reduces the amount of water discharged as a result of cleaning, said method including, in the stated order: (A) pickling a wire; (B) cleaning the wire with acidic pressurized water, the concentration of which is adjusted with water and collected pickle solution which has adhered to and been recovered by the wire after use in Step (A); and (C) cleaning the wire with water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignees: Nakagawa Special Steel Inc., Toyofumi Watanabe
    Inventor: Toyofumi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10539921
    Abstract: A support for an electrophotographic photoreceptor includes a cylindrical cut pipe having a cut surface as the outer peripheral surface. The outer peripheral surface has an arithmetic average waviness Wa of 0.15 ?m or less in the axial direction and a peak count PPc of 100 or more and 990 or less in the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takayuki Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10480448
    Abstract: Engine blocks and methods of forming the same are disclosed. The engine block may comprise a body including at least one cylindrical engine bore wall having a longitudinal axis and including a coating extending along the longitudinal axis and having a coating thickness. The coating may have a middle region and first and second end regions, and a plurality of pores may be dispersed within the coating thickness. The middle region may have a different average porosity than one or both of the end regions. The method may include spraying a first porosity coating in a middle longitudinal region of the bore and spraying a second porosity coating in one or more end regions of the bore. The first porosity may be greater than the second porosity and the first and second porosities may be formed during the spraying steps. The pores may act wells for lubricant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Clifford E. Maki, Larry Dean Elie, Timothy George Beyer, Arup Kumar Gangopadhyay, Hamed Ghaednia, James Maurice Boileau
  • Patent number: 9664281
    Abstract: A thermal spray coating for piston ring having excellent abrasion resistance, and capable of suppressing abrasion of the opposite member is provided. The thermal spray coating for piston ring according to the invention is a thermal spray coating for piston ring obtained by thermally spraying a powder composition on the outer peripheral sliding surface of a piston ring base material, and the powder composition contains molybdenum particles, nickel chromium alloy particles and chromium carbide particles, and the median diameter of the chromium carbide particles is 5 to 25 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA RIKEN
    Inventors: Shuichi Kamura, Kazuhiko Hirota
  • Patent number: 9259909
    Abstract: The invention relates to a functional composite material consisting of a support (1) and a functional surface material (2). The composite material is characterized in that the support has a structured boundary layer (3) with a lower boundary (4), an upper boundary (5) a cross-linking depth (d) between the lower and upper boundaries and a substance boundary (6) that alternates between the upper and lower boundaries on the surface facing the functional surface material. The substance boundary (6) is designed in particular as a continuous sequence of surface molded sections (7) of the support with spaces (8) therebetween, each molded section having a height (h) that equals the cross-linking depth and at least one molded section and at least one space (8) lie within a horizontal width (b) corresponding to a multiple of the cross-linking depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: SorTech AG
    Inventors: Walter Mittelbach, Ralph Herrmann, Jürgen Bauer
  • Publication number: 20150115129
    Abstract: A coated diamond-turned replication master for manufacturing wafer level lens arrays includes a low-hardness diamond-turnable sheet, a mold surface formed in the low-hardness diamond-turnable sheet, and an oxidation-resistant coating formed on the mold surface for protecting same. The mold surface includes a plurality of optical forms, all of which cut therein by a single diamond cutting tool. A process for forming a coated diamond-turned replication master includes a step of forming a mold surface in a low-hardness diamond-turnable sheet using a single diamond cutting tool. The mold surface includes a plurality of optical forms, all of which are formed by the single diamond cutting tool. The process also includes, after the step of forming a plurality of optical forms, coating the mold surface with an oxidation-resistant coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: George Barnes, Donald Combs, Michael Rickers, Elizabeth Zachary
  • Publication number: 20150072157
    Abstract: Provided is a method for forming a coating containing an organic acid in a glass sheet production line while controlling an increase in the haze ratio of the glass. The method of the present invention is a method for producing a coated glass sheet, the method including the steps of cutting a glass ribbon to form a plurality of glass sheets in a glass sheet production line; and applying a solution onto the glass ribbon or the plurality of glass sheets in the glass sheet production line, the solution containing an organic acid and at least one selected from a water-soluble polymer and a polyphosphoric acid salt. The water-soluble polymer is preferably a water-soluble high-molecular-weight polymer, and more preferably a water-soluble copolymer. A preferred water-soluble copolymer contains a vinylpyrrolidone unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Masahiro Hori, Shinya Okamoto, Yasuhiro Saito, Kazutaka Kamitani, Paul Arthur Holmes
  • Publication number: 20150024129
    Abstract: The invention provides a process for preparing a protective layer on a tribological surface of a mechanical component, wherein the layer comprises a metal phosphate and/or metal sulphate having anti-wear and/or anti-fretting properties, and the process comprises subjecting the tribological surface of the component to a mechanical treatment which is carried out with a tool that moves at or along the tribological surface during which treatment the metal phosphate and/or metal sulphate in solid form is provided and the layer is formed on the surface of the mechanical component by means of deposition of the metal phosphate and/or metal sulphate compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Dick Meijer, Dries Muller, Martines Maria Josef Noordman, John F. van de Sanden
  • Patent number: 8927434
    Abstract: A method of producing a patterned inorganic thin film dielectric stack includes providing a substrate. A first patterned deposition inhibiting material layer is provided on the substrate. A first inorganic thin film dielectric material layer is selectively deposited on a region of the substrate where the first deposition inhibiting material layer is not present using an atomic layer deposition process. The first deposition inhibiting and first inorganic thin film dielectric material layers are simultaneously treated after deposition of the first inorganic thin film dielectric material layer. A second patterned deposition inhibiting material layer is provided on the substrate. A second inorganic thin film dielectric material layer is selectively deposited on a region of the substrate where the second deposition inhibiting material layer is not present using an atomic layer deposition process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Carolyn R. Ellinger, David H. Levy, Shelby F. Nelson
  • 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: 20140308455
    Abstract: A tubular threaded element including a dry protective coating. The coating includes a solid matrix adhering to the substrate in which there are dispersed particles of at least one solid lubricant belonging to one and the same class. The solid matrix is lubricating and has a rheological behaviour of plastic or viscoplastic type. The coating protects the threadings of the threaded elements, used for example in hydrocarbon wells, from corrosion and galling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicants: Vallourec Oil and Gas France, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
    Inventors: Laurent BORDET, Laurent GILLOT, Eliette PINEL, Eric GARD
  • 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: 20140248425
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a component suitable for use in a gas turbine engine, comprising the steps of forming the component from a substrate having a first surface and a second surface, forming at least one aperture through the substrate from the first surface to the second surface having a first open area, applying a first coating to at least one of the first surface and the second surface adjacent to the at least one aperture, the aperture remaining at least partially unobstructed by the first coating, applying a second coating to the first coating adjacent to the at least one aperture, the aperture remaining at least partially unobstructed by the second coating, and removing the second coating from the aperture, leaving most or all of the first coating to define a second open area which is smaller than the first open area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventors: David Bruce Patterson, John Howard Starkweather, Thomas George Holland, Thomas John Tomlinson
  • 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: 20140106123
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the production of a metal panel, in which: at least one of the surfaces of a sheet of chromium (Cr) stainless steel, having a thickness of 0.1-2.00 mm, is subjected to a mechanical smoothing and/or glazing and/or grinding treatment until a surface roughness Ra of 0?06÷1 ?m is obtained with a pre-determined mark/drawing; a transparent primer/coating of adhesive or lacquer is applied to said surface; and the primer/coating is polymerised. The invention also relates to the metal panel obtained using the aforementioned method, comprising: a sheet of chromium (Cr) stainless steel, having a thickness of 0.1-2.00 mm and having at least one smoothed and/or glazed and/or ground surface with a roughness Ra of between 0?06÷1 ?m, said roughness having a pre-determined mark/drawing; and a cured, transparent primer/coating of adhesive or lacquer on the aforementioned surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: RECUBRIMIENTOS PLASTICOS, S.A.
    Inventors: Carlos Tapia De La Fuente, Beatriz Lerga Lamarique, Yolanda Garces Inunez
  • 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: 20140030488
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a film-attached panel having an anti-fingerprint property and a manufacturing method thereof. The film-attached panel includes a base material, a base layer attached on a surface of the base material, an aluminum deposition layer attached on the base layer, the aluminum deposition layer being processed to have hairlines, a passivation layer disposed on the aluminum deposition layer, and a glossy coating layer formed on the passivation layer, wherein a depth of the hairline processed on the aluminum deposition layer is in the range of 0.25 to 0.35 microns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Dongju Jung, Youngkyu Kim, Youngbok Son, Hyungi Jung
  • Publication number: 20140017516
    Abstract: Provided is a hot dipped galvanized steel sheet with excellent deep drawing properties and ultra-low temperature adhesive brittleness, wherein the average diameter of crystal particles of a hot-dip galvanizing layer is 150-400 ?m, and the degree of the preferred orientation with respect to the (0001) face of the hot-dip galvanizing layer is 3,000-20,000 cps (counter per second), and a preparation method thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: POSCO
    Inventors: Seung-Bok Lee, Jun-Woo Park, Hyun-Jun Tark, Moon-Hi Hong, Ju-Youn Lee
  • 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: 20130295278
    Abstract: A method for controlled removal of a portion of a diffusion coating from a coated superalloy component and a method for rejuvenating a coated superalloy component are provided. The methods include providing the component having an oxide layer, an additive layer between the oxide layer and a diffusion zone, the diffusion zone being between the additive layer and a superalloy substrate of the superalloy component. The methods include selectively removing the oxide layer and a portion of the additive layer by grit blasting, wherein removing creates an exposed portion. Rejuvenating includes applying an aluminide coating to the exposed portion and heat treating at a preselected elevated temperature to form a rejuvenated protective aluminide coating on the superalloy component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Liming ZHANG, David Clayton VAN NEST, III, Jere Allen JOHNSON
  • Publication number: 20130288046
    Abstract: The present invention provides a magnesium alloy with dense surface texture and its surface treatment method, and more particularly to a magnesium alloy and its surface treatment method, where the magnesium alloy includes: a parent material including magnesium or magnesium alloy; a surface-modified layer being formed on the surface of the parent material and containing Si; and a coating layer formed on the surface-modified layer, where the surface-modified layer comprises a “—Si—O—Mg—” structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: POSCO
    Inventor: Young-Hee Park
  • Publication number: 20130273313
    Abstract: To manufacture a ceramic coated article, at least one surface of a quartz substrate having a ring shape is roughened to a roughness of approximately 100 micro-inches (?in) to approximately 300 ?in. The quartz substrate is then coated with a ceramic coating comprising a yttrium containing oxide. The quartz substrate is then polished.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Y. Sun, Ren-Guan Duan, Dmitry Lubomirsky
  • Publication number: 20130273382
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to cutting tools. The disclosed cutting tools may have a wear resistant coating on a substrate. The substrate may have hard particles cemented in a binder phase. The binder may have a near-surface concentration gradient of at least one platinum group element and/or rhenium. Processes for producing cutting tools are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: TDY INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Craig W. Morton, Dewitt Dortch, John Bost, David J. Wills
  • Publication number: 20130273327
    Abstract: To manufacture a ceramic article, a ceramic body comprising Al2O3 is roughened to a roughness of approximately 140 micro-inches (?in) to 240 ?in. The ceramic body is subsequently cleaned and then coated with a ceramic coating. The ceramic coating comprises a compound of Y4Al2O9 (YAM) and a solid solution of Y2-xZrxO3. The ceramic coating is then polished.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Jennifer Y. Sun, Biraja P. Kanungo, Ren-Guan Duan, Sumit Agarwal, Dmitry Lubomirsky
  • Patent number: 8501301
    Abstract: A magnesium alloy member having mechanical properties and corrosion resistance and a method of manufacturing the magnesium alloy member are provided. A magnesium alloy member has a base material made of a magnesium alloy, and an anticorrosive film formed on the base material. The base material is a rolled magnesium alloy including 5 to 11% by mass of Al. By using a base material including a large amount of Al, a magnesium alloy member having excellent mechanical properties and high corrosion resistance can be produced. In addition, by using a rolled material, the number of surface defects at the time of casting is small, and the frequency of compensation processes such as undercoating and puttying can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Okuda, Masatoshi Majima, Shoichiro Sakai, Shinji Inazawa, Nobuyuki Mori, Ryuichi Inoue, Yukihiro Oishi, Nozomu Kawabe, Masatada Numano
  • Publication number: 20130177708
    Abstract: A PZT (lead zirconate titanate) element including one or more outside surfaces including a layer of encapsulation and metallization material and the method of making the same including at least the steps of providing a wafer of ceramic material including a base and one or more walls defining one or more recesses in the wafer which are filled with an encapsulation material. The encapsulation material is then cured and a layer of metallization is applied to one or more of the outside surfaces of the wafer and encapsulation material. Cuts are then made through the layer of metallization and cured encapsulation material to divide the wafer into a plurality of individual and separate ceramic elements with one or more surfaces including a layer of metallization and encapsulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Steinfeldt, Carl Jojola, Bruce Johnson
  • Publication number: 20130152784
    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: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: SHELL OIL COMPANY
    Inventor: Shell Oil Company
  • Publication number: 20130122203
    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: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventor: Pi-Chu Li
  • Patent number: 8389066
    Abstract: An innovative method of 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 method 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: April 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: VLN Advanced Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Mohan M. Vijay
  • Publication number: 20130047947
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for preparing a surface for mechanically securing a spray coating to a surface. A first series of grooves formed in the surface are intersected with a second series of grooves formed in the surface. A plurality of barbs are formed at the intersections. The spray coating is mechanically secured to the barbs that overhang the first series of grooves. The surface includes the first series of grooves and the second series of groves that intersect the first series of groves. The second series of groves form an undercut portion, or barb, at the intersections of the grooves that mechanically anchor the spray coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Rodney G. Whitbeck, Keith Raymond Bartle, David Alan Stephenson, James William Perry
  • Patent number: 8381483
    Abstract: An improved terrazzo process for applying terrazzo to an existing concrete surface comprising preparing the concrete surface, applying two coatings of primer agent, applying a layer of mortar, smoothing out and leveling the mortar topping layer, applying decorative aggregate to the mortar topping layer, troweling the aggregate into the mortar topping layer, grinding and polishing the cured aggregate/topping layer, and sealing the terrazzo finish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Inventor: Nancy Goldman
  • Publication number: 20130040164
    Abstract: In a method for coating a copper-containing aluminum alloy, the alloy is treated with a solution of at least one polyamino carboxylic acid ligand. A trivalent chromium coating is thereafter applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Promila P. Bhaatia, Gary M. Lomasney, Uvauhn S. Mason
  • Publication number: 20130022813
    Abstract: A method for growing a graphene nanoribbon on an insulating substrate having a cleavage plane with atomic level flatness is provided, and belongs to the field of low-dimensional materials and new materials. The method includes the following steps. Step 1: Cleave an insulating substrate to obtain a cleavage plane with atomic level flatness, and prepare a single atomic layer step. Step 2: Directly grow a graphene nanoribbon on the insulating substrate having regular single atomic steps. In the method, a characteristic that nucleation energy of graphene on the atomic step is different from that on the flat cleavage plane is used, and conditions, such as the temperature, intensity of pressure and supersaturation degree of activated carbon atoms, are adjusted, so that the graphene grows only along a step edge into a graphene nanoribbon of an adjustable size. The method is mainly applied to the field of new-type graphene optoelectronic devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: SHANGHAI INSTITUTE OF MICROSYSTEM AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, CHINESE ACADEMY
    Inventors: Shujie Tang, Guqiao Ding, Xiaoming Xie, Ji Chen, Chen Wang, Mianheng Jiang
  • Publication number: 20130011610
    Abstract: A body made of a ceramic material stabilized by a stabilizing agent, characterized in that the body comprises a surface region extending from the surface of the body to a predetermined depth, the stabilizing agent being enriched in said surface region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventor: Marc Stephan
  • Patent number: 8337956
    Abstract: A wafer has a rare earth oxide layer disposed, typically sprayed, on a substrate. It is useful as a dummy wafer in a plasma etching or deposition system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshihiko Tsukatani, Takao Maeda, Junichi Nakayama, Hirofumi Kawazoe, Masaru Konya, Noriaki Hamaya, Hajime Nakano
  • Publication number: 20120321880
    Abstract: A padded injury reducing non slip pool decking has an expanded polypropylene substrate as a core with its surfaces and a coating upon the surfaces adhered following skiving upon the surfaces. The present invention seeks to reduce slip injuries around a pool by providing a padded surface. The padded surface attenuates impact forces that occur when a person falls, or a body part of a person, hits the deck. The present invention provides a cushioning action that has increased energy absorption properties over the existing surfaces around swimming pools. The core utilizes expanded polypropylene melted from its pellet stage into generally slab form with a polyurethane coating. The coating has a precise mixture of three components and various additives. The components include methylenebis and isothianzolin and the additives include traction, tints, among other things.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventor: David J. Millar
  • Publication number: 20120315399
    Abstract: A method of making a nanoparticle reinforced metal matrix component is provided. The method involves solid state processing nanoparticles into a metal matrix material at solid state processing conditions to form a master alloy. At least a portion of the master alloy is added to a mass of metal melt to produce the nanoparticle reinforced metal matrix component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventors: Zhili FENG, Jun QU, Michael L. SANTELLA, Tsung-Yu PAN, Allen D. ROCHE, Sheng-Tao YU
  • Publication number: 20120183708
    Abstract: A method of processing an alloy ingot or other alloy workpiece to reduce thermal cracking may generally comprise depositing a glass material onto at least a portion of a surface of a workpiece, and heating the glass material to form a surface coating on the workpiece that reduces heat loss from the workpiece. The present disclosure also is directed to an alloy workpieces processed according to methods described herein, and to articles of manufacture including or made from alloy workpieces made according to the methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: ATI Properties, Inc.
    Inventors: Ramesh S. Minisandram, Richard L. Kennedy, Robin M. Forbes Jones
  • Publication number: 20120178190
    Abstract: An arrangement (1) for holding a substrate (10) in a material deposition apparatus, which substrate (10) has a deposition side (10a) upon which material (M) is to be deposited, and which arrangement (1) comprises: a shadow mask (20) comprising a number of deposition openings (Di); a support structure (30) comprising a number of surround openings (Si); and a support structure holding means (6) for holding the support mask (30) and/or a substrate holding means (5) for holding the substrate (10), such that the support structure (30) is on the same side as the deposition side (10a) of the substrate (10), and the shadow mask (20) is positioned between the substrate (10) and the support structure (30) such that at least one deposition opening (Di) of the shadow mask (10) lies within a corresponding surround opening (Si) of the support structure (30).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventors: Johannes Krijne, Erwin Eiling, Karl-Heinz Hohaus, Wolfgang Goergen, Andreas Lovich, Marc Philippens, Richard Scheicher, Ansgar Fischer, Martin Mueller
  • Publication number: 20120164478
    Abstract: A process is described for coating parts (1) made of an aluminium alloy, in particular made of a die-cast aluminium alloy, comprising the steps of; pre-treating the parts (1); washing the pre-treated parts (1); and depositing the parts on at least one first layer (3) and at least one second layer (5), each one of the first and the second layer (3, 5) being composed of a mixture of two constituents with variable relative molar fractions: 1) a metallic material, and 2) an oxide-based material of an element of Group IVA of the Periodic Table. A part (1) made of an aluminium alloy is further described, made through the above process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventors: Daniele Ugues, Daniel Milanese, Diego Chiaretta, Luciana Doglione
  • Publication number: 20120145371
    Abstract: A component is disclosed. The component includes a substrate comprising an outer surface and an inner surface. The inner surface defines at least one hollow, interior space, and the outer surface defines one or more grooves that extend at least partially along the outer substrate surface and have a respective base. One or more access holes are formed through the base of a respective groove, to connect the groove in fluid communication with the respective hollow interior space. The component further includes a coating comprising one or more layers disposed over at least a portion of the outer substrate surface. The groove(s) and the coating together define one or more channels for cooling the component. One or more trenches are formed through one or more coating layers and at least partially define at least one exit region for the cooling channel(s). A method of fabricating a component is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Ronald Scott Bunker, Todd Garrett Wetzel
  • Publication number: 20120144796
    Abstract: An electrospray thruster and methods of manufacturing such thrusters are provided. The micro-electrospray thruster increases the thrust density of conventional electrospray thrusters by miniaturizing the individual components of the thruster thereby allowing for the increase in the number and density of the charged particle emitters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Colleen M. Marrese-Reading, Juergen Mueller, William C. West
  • Publication number: 20120111545
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a component is provided. The method includes forming one or more grooves in a surface of a substrate, where the substrate has at least one hollow interior space. Each of the one or more grooves extends at least partially along the substrate surface and has a base and a top. The base is wider than the top, such that each of the one or more grooves comprises a re-entrant shaped groove. The method further includes forming one or more access holes through the base of a respective groove, to connect the groove in fluid communication with respective ones of the hollow interior space(s), and disposing a coating over at least a portion of the substrate surface. The one or more grooves and coating define one or more re-entrant shaped channels for cooling the component. A component with one or more re-entrant shaped channels and a method of coating a component are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Ronald Scott Bunker, Bin Wei, Mitchell Nile Hammond
  • Patent number: 8128981
    Abstract: A biosensor having a first conductive component is described, wherein the first conductive component includes at least one boundary formed by a first processing technique and at least one boundary formed by a second processing technique not the same as the first processing technique. The biosensor can also have a second conductive component including at least one boundary formed by the first processing technique and at least one boundary formed by a third processing technique not the same as the first processing technique. Further, the biosensor has a third conductive component including at least one boundary formed by the second processing technique and at least one boundary formed by the third processing technique not the same as the second processing technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Nipro Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Natasha Popovich, Dennis Slomski, David Deng
  • Patent number: 8122583
    Abstract: Removing of a casting core from a metal casting leaves at least one opening in a surface of the metal. The opening is filled with a sacrificial material. The metal and sacrificial material are machined at the opening. After the machining, a remainder of the sacrificial material is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Blake J. Luczak, Glenn A. Cotnoir, James T. Beals, Thomas M. Morin, Joseph J. Parkos, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20120021129
    Abstract: A method for preparing a metal substrate for inkjet CTP, comprising: treating a metal substrate by anodizing or non-anodizing (such as sandpaper burnishing, sand blasting, polishing, or brushing), and then applying a hydrophilic polymer paint on the surface of the metal substrate. Due to the existence of nano-size or micron-size oxide particles in the hydrophilic polymer paint, the metal substrate has high specific surface energy, while the metal substrate has a certain roughness, therefore the metal substrate has ink absorbency and good abrasive resistance. The metal substrate can reduce the spread of ink droplets and produces print image having better resolution and definition. The non-anodizing method can avoid environmental pollution which is caused by waste acid and waste alkali discharge of anodizing method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventors: Haihua Zhou, Yanlin Song
  • Publication number: 20120015125
    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. 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. Each groove so formed has a width of between 9.0 mm and 19.5 mm and a depth of between 0.5 mm and 1.5 mm. An air-curable resin is applied within each substantially V-shaped groove forming the prescribed pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Applicant: GLASS UNLIMITED OF HIGH POINT, INC.
    Inventors: Terry L. Gajtka, JR., Tina M. Robinson
  • Patent number: 8091227
    Abstract: This invention relates to the repair and removal of erosion or impact damage using hand sandable elastomeric coatings on a curved substrate, particularly such surfaces as the leading edge of the airfoil. Specialized applicators and methods of use are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Hontek Corporation
    Inventor: Shek C. Hong
  • Publication number: 20110296873
    Abstract: Provided is a jewelry ring comprising a substrate, a first coating of a metallic nitride or a metallic boride, and an external metallic coating. Also provided is a metallic article comprising a substrate comprising tungsten carbide, cobalt, tungsten, titanium, titanium carbide, zirconium, tantalum or aluminum; a first coating of a metallic nitride or a metallic boride; and an external metallic coating. A method for making a jewelry ring comprising a substrate, a first coating of a metallic nitride or a metallic boride, and an external metallic coating is additionally provided. Further provided is a method for making a metallic article comprising a substrate comprising tungsten carbide, cobalt, tungsten, titanium, titanium carbide, zirconium, tantalum or aluminum; a first coating of a metallic nitride or a metallic boride; and an external metallic coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: FREDERICK GOLDMAN INC.
    Inventor: Andrew Derrig