Vacuum Utilized Prior To Or During Coating Patents (Class 427/294)
  • Patent number: 10322523
    Abstract: A process for producing nano veneers generally involving: placing a veneer to be treated in a vacuum vessel; adding a nano carbon powder and nano silicon dioxide suspension in the vacuum vessel; reducing the pressure in the vessel over a first period of time; increasing the pressure in the vessel; letting the contents of the vessel rest over a second period of time. The veneer may optionally be subjected to ultrasonic treatment, ultraviolet solidification treatment, or subsequent pressurization treatments to obtain the final nano veneer product. As a result, veneer manufactured using embodiments of the present invention will have the advantages of high strength, wear resistance, pollution resistance, acid and alkali resistance, water segregation and decay resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventor: Gui-Xue Xu
  • Patent number: 10155865
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to water-resistant products which contain a wax emulsion, or silicones, or siliconates, or fluorinated compounds, or stearates, or combinations thereof. In some embodiments, the compound can be used to provide enhanced moisture resistance to joints, or holes such as screw holes or nail holes, in a wallboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Henry Company, LLC
    Inventors: Amba Ayambem, Alex Gonzalez, John Dobson
  • Patent number: 10128134
    Abstract: Provided is a substrate transfer method for sequentially transferring a substrate between a heat treatment chamber and another chamber different from the heat treatment chamber using a transfer unit having a first pick and a second pick. An unprocessed substrate is held by the first pick, and the substrate is transferred to the heat treatment chamber. A processed substrate, heat-treated in the heat treatment chamber, is held by the second pick, and the unprocessed substrate held by the first pick is loaded into the heat treatment chamber. The processed substrate held by the second pick is transferred to the other chamber. An unprocessed substrate in the other chamber is held by the first pick, the processed substrate held by the second pick is loaded into the other chamber, and then both the first pick and the second pick are put into a state of not holding a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventor: Keisuke Kondoh
  • Patent number: 10106930
    Abstract: In a method for impregnating semi-finished fibrous products using resin as the impregnating means, winding or laying the semi-finished fibrous products in a plurality of layers on top of one another onto a receiving carrier is initially performed. Here, lower layers lie close to the receiving carrier, and upper layers lie more remote therefrom. The receiving carrier is configured so as to be permeable to the impregnating means. The impregnating means is then introduced through the receiving carrier into the semi-finished fibrous products, wherein the impregnating means initially permeates the lower layers and then permeates the upper layers of the semi-finished fibrous products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Universit├Ąt Stuttgart
    Inventors: Gerd Falk, Markus Blandl
  • Patent number: 9987654
    Abstract: The present invention includes (i) a liquid storing tank in which an impregnating liquid is stored, (ii) a hollow tube provided in the liquid storing tank, (iii) a vacuum pump which produces a vacuum in one end of the hollow tube, and (iv) a transport mechanism which transports a porous material in the impregnating liquid drawn into the hollow tube. A degree of vacuum in the vacuum is maintained in a given range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Toshio Murata
    Inventor: Toshio Murata
  • Patent number: 9889011
    Abstract: The present document is directed to medical implants in the form of titanium dioxide scaffolds. Disclosed is a method for producing titanium dioxide scaffolds having an increased mechanical strength by recoating the titanium dioxide scaffold with a low viscosity titanium dioxide slurry in a vacuum infiltration process followed by sintering of the scaffold. The document is also directed to the recoated titanium dioxide scaffolds produced and their uses as medical implants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: CORTICALIS AS
    Inventors: Hanna Tiainen, Havard J. Haugen, S. Petter Lyngstadaas
  • Patent number: 9828504
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to water-resistant products which contain a wax emulsion, or silicones, or siliconates, or fluorinated compounds, or stearates, or combinations thereof. In some embodiments, the compound can be used to provide enhanced moisture resistance to joints, or holes such as screw holes or nail holes, in a wallboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Henry Company, LLC
    Inventors: Amba Ayambem, Alex Gonzalez, John Dobson
  • Patent number: 9751804
    Abstract: Hydrophobic aggregates for use in refractory castables and gunning mixtures and methods of their preparation. The aggregates here are formed by crushing insulating fire brick and coating the resulting particles with a hydrophobic component. The hydrophobic component may be a polydimethylsiloxane having a terminal silanol group. As a result of the coating process, the coated aggregate has very low levels of alkalis. The aggregates may be used to form refractory castables that do not undergo substantial alkaline hydrolysis due to the reduced levels of alkalis. The castables made from these aggregates display superior physical properties, including lower water content, lower permanent linear change, high strength, and superior thermal conductivity/insulation properties, while at the same time possessing lower density and requiring less water to be used during castable formation. These improved properties also are observed in gunning mixtures formed from these aggregates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: BNZ Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Moody, Bryan K. Doerr
  • Patent number: 9433965
    Abstract: A sealant forming device, a sealant forming method and a method for manufacturing a liquid crystal display device using the same are disclosed. According to the present invention, a sealant coagulated in a nozzle can be minimized or prevented by performing an instantaneous suction process. A sealant forming device includes a dispenser including a syringe, and a nozzle connected to a lower end of the syringe to discharge a sealant therethrough; a dispensing tube connected to the syringe to apply a pressure to the syringe; and an instantaneous suction tube connected to the syringe to extract the sealant remaining in the nozzle after discharging the sealant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hae Joon Son, In Kyu Lee
  • Patent number: 9227881
    Abstract: Hydrophobic aggregates for use in refractory castables and gunning mixtures and methods of their preparation. The aggregates here are formed by crushing insulating fire brick and coating the resulting particles with a hydrophobic component. The hydrophobic component may be a polydimethylsiloxane having a terminal silanol group. As a result of the coating process, the coated aggregate has very low levels of alkalis. The aggregates may be used to form refractory castables that do not undergo substantial alkaline hydrolysis due to the reduced levels of alkalis. The castables made from these aggregates display superior physical properties, including lower water content, lower permanent linear change, high strength, and superior thermal conductivity/insulation properties, while at the same time possessing lower density and requiring less water to be used during castable formation. These improved properties also are observed in gunning mixtures formed from these aggregates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: BNZ Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Moody, Bryan K. Doerr
  • Patent number: 9138771
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for solution coating layers onto a substrate of an electronic device. A slot die coater in conjunction with a vacuum assist device is used in priming, coating and cleaning stations to produce thin layers having performance advantages over competing technologies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Charles D. Lang, Tami Janene Faircloth
  • Patent number: 9136476
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an organic light emitting display apparatus, and an organic light emitting display apparatus manufactured by the method, the method being suitable for mass producing a large substrate, enabling high-definition patterning, and allowing controlling of a distance between a patterning slit sheet and a substrate which are moved relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yun-Ho Chang, Mi-Joo Yoon
  • Patent number: 9114418
    Abstract: A system is disclosed. The system includes a fluid reservoir containing a volume of fluid, a bell housing that forms a chamber, a workpiece having a first surface portion and a second surface portion, and a pressure manipulating sub-system in fluid communication with the chamber of the bell housing. The bell housing is arranged relative to the fluid reservoir such that a lower end of the bell housing is at least partially submerged in the fluid thereby sealing the chamber of the bell housing from atmosphere. The bell housing is arranged relative to the fluid reservoir such that the second surface portion of the workpiece is disposed within the chamber of the bell housing that is sealed from atmosphere. A method is also disclosed. An apparatus is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Android Industries LLC
    Inventors: John Donnay, George B. Byma
  • Publication number: 20150147475
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method of forming a polymer coating on a substrate. The method comprising the steps of providing in an evacuated reaction chamber a substrate having a surface to be coated; and providing a first source of polymer forming material and a second source of radicals. According to the invention the first source and the second source are separated from each other and from the reaction chamber, and the polymer forming material as well as the radicals are, at least temporarily, conducted contemporaneously but spatially separated to the substrate's surface, so that a reaction of the polymer forming material with the radicals is avoided before they reach the substrate's surface. Further, the present invention is directed to a device for carrying out the method according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Centre De Recherche Public - Gabriel Lippmann
    Inventor: Damien Lenoble
  • Publication number: 20150125608
    Abstract: The present invention includes (i) a liquid storing tank in which an impregnating liquid is stored, (ii) a hollow tube provided in the liquid storing tank, (iii) a vacuum pump which produces a vacuum in one end of the hollow tube, and (iv) a transport mechanism which transports a porous material in the impregnating liquid drawn into the hollow tube. A degree of vacuum in the vacuum is maintained in a given range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Toshio Murata
  • Publication number: 20150110960
    Abstract: A deposition arrangement for depositing a material on a substrate is described. The deposition arrangement includes a vacuum chamber; a roller device within the vacuum chamber; and an electrical heating device within the roller device, wherein the heating device comprises a first end and a second end, and wherein the heating device is held at the first end and at the second end. Also, a method for heating a substrate in a vacuum deposition arrangement is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Andreas SAUER, J├╝rgen HENRICH, Thomas DEPPISCH, Dirk WAGNER
  • Patent number: 9011980
    Abstract: A dampening device and method of making are provided, in which the method includes providing a first layer of a sponge rubber. An isocyanate-base prepolymer and a polyol base curing agent are combined to form a curable liquid urethane polymer. The curable liquid urethane polymer is shredded and during shredding air in the form of micro-bubbles is entrained in the curable liquid urethane polymer. The curable liquid urethane polymer is applied to form a second layer overlying the first layer and is then cured to form a tacky polyurethane cast elastomer. Micro-bubbles remain present in the tacky polyurethane cast elastomer and curing bonds the first and second layer forming a dampening device. The dampening device includes a first layer of neoprene and a second layer of a micro-bubble infused tacky polyurethane cast elastomer bonded to the first layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Studio Lab, LLC
    Inventor: Cristian Gene Beaulieu
  • Publication number: 20150101306
    Abstract: A method for impregnating a liquid material (105) into a rope (101) comprising a plurality of fibers and interstices between said fibers, said method comprising the steps of: (a) Providing a liquid material in a tank, (104) said liquid material defining a level of liquid (105-1) in said tank (104); (b) Providing an impregnation unit (103) containing a chamber (106) at least partially immersed in said liquid material (105), said chamber (106) comprising: (i.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Hans Schneiders, Stefan Beckers
  • Publication number: 20150099078
    Abstract: Provided herein are compositions, comprising polysilazane, polysiloxane, and a boron constituent. The compositions may further comprise carbon nanofibers. Also provided is a method for forming the compositions, composites formed from a composition, and a method for forming composites from a composition by mixing the compositions with fibers and curing the composition-fiber mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: Burning Bush Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Fish
  • Publication number: 20150079301
    Abstract: Embodiments include systems, apparatuses, and methods of thin metal-organic film deposition with inkjet printheads. A method of depositing a metal-organic thin film over a substrate includes introducing chemical precursors into one or more piezoelectric printheads. The chemical precursors including a metallic compound and a reactive liquid or gas. The method further includes dispensing droplets or a stream of the chemical precursors with the piezoelectric printheads onto a surface of the substrate supported by a stage in a vacuum chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Srinivas NEMANI, Ellie YIEH, Dmitry LUBOMIRSKY
  • Patent number: 8980374
    Abstract: A functional film having a particular organic film and a particular inorganic film is produced. The functional film is consistently produced and exhibits the intended performance. The functional film production method includes forming an organic film on a surface of a substrate, handling the substrate having the organic film formed thereon so that no member comes in contact with an organic film surface in vacuum until formation of an inorganic film, and forming the inorganic film by vacuum deposition on the organic film surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Masami Nakagame, Hiroyuki Nishida, Norihiro Kadota, Jun Fujinawa, Daisuke Onodera
  • Patent number: 8962083
    Abstract: A method for forming a material for a brake disc, the method comprising the steps of: (i) providing at least one porous body; (ii) introducing into pores of the porous body one or more precursor materials for forming or depositing a ceramic material; and (iii) forming the brake disc material by forming or depositing the ceramic material from the precursor material within the pores of the body, wherein the precursor material is a liquid containing a suspension of ceramic particles and/or acid phosphate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Huntercombe Consultancy Limited
    Inventor: Martin Murphy
  • Patent number: 8962085
    Abstract: Disclosed are pre-wetting apparatus designs and methods. These apparatus designs and methods are used to pre-wet a wafer prior to plating a metal on the surface of the wafer. Disclosed compositions of the pre-wetting fluid prevent corrosion of a seed layer on the wafer and also improve the filling rates of features on the wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Novellus Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven T. Mayer, David W. Porter, Mark J. Willey
  • Patent number: 8962084
    Abstract: Methods apply a layer of material to a glass sheet having a non-planar shape. The methods can each include the step of providing the glass sheet having an initial non-planar shape including a thickness defined between a first sheet surface and a second sheet surface. The method further includes the step of at least partially flattening the glass sheet into an application shape. The method further includes the step of applying the layer of material to the first sheet surface while the glass sheet is in the application shape. The method then includes the step of releasing the glass sheet to relax into a post non-planar shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Douglas Edward Brackley, Christopher Paul Daigler, Mark Stephen Friske, Alexander Lakota
  • Publication number: 20150048050
    Abstract: An inkjet-based process for programmable deposition of thin films of a user-defined profile. Drops of a pre-cursor liquid organic material are dispensed at various locations on a substrate by a multi-jet. A superstrate that has been bowed due to a backside pressure is brought down such that a first contact of the drops is made by a front side of the superstrate thereby initiating a liquid front that spreads outward merging with the drops to form a contiguous film captured between the substrate and the superstrate. A non-equilibrium transient state of the superstrate, the contiguous film and the substrate then occurs after a duration of time. The contiguous film is then cured to crosslink it into a polymer. The superstrate is then separated from the polymer thereby leaving a polymer film on the substrate. In such a manner, non-uniform films can be formed without significant material wastage in an inexpensive manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Sidlgata V. Sreenivasan, Shrawan Singhal
  • Publication number: 20150037514
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for coating and baking and deposition of surfaces on glass substrate or flexible substrate, such as films and thin glass sheets or other similar work pieces as it transitions thru and between small gaps of aero-static or hydro-static porous media bearings and differentially pumped vacuum grooves, in a non-contact manner, in order to process within a vacuum environment. The process is also intended to incorporate simultaneous and immediately sequential ordering of various processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: NEW WAY MACHINE COMPONENTS, INC.
    Inventor: Andrew J. Devitt
  • Patent number: 8945683
    Abstract: A prepreg of FRP (fiber reinforced plastic) having with (i) a matrix resin composition containing a bifunctional isocyanate and/or a trifunctional isocyanate, a polyol and a bifunctional chain extender having two active hydrogen groups at a molar ratio, as a functional group, of isocyanate:polyol:chain extender=5.0 to 1.0:1.0:4.0 to 0, or containing a bifunctional isocyanate and/or a trifunctional isocyanate and a polyol at a molar ratio, as a functional group, of liquid isocyanate:polyol=0.9 to 1.1:1.0; and (ii) a fibrous material. A production process of the prepreg. According to the present invention, the prepreg has a sufficient pot life and permits convenient production of an FRP molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Noriya Hayashi, Shunichi Hayashi, Norio Miwa, Toshikatsu Nohara
  • Publication number: 20150030774
    Abstract: A plating method can improve adhesivity with an underlying layer. The plating method of performing a plating process on a substrate includes forming a first plating layer 23a serving as a barrier film on a substrate 2; baking the first plating layer 23a; forming a second plating layer 23b serving as a barrier film; and baking the second plating layer 23b. A plating layer stacked body 23 serving as a barrier film is formed of the first plating layer 23a and the second plating layer 23b.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Takashi Tanaka, Yuichiro Inatomi, Nobutaka Mizutani, Yusuke Saito, Mitsuaki Iwashita
  • Patent number: 8936830
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and an apparatus by which powder is evenly dispersed and is coated on a substrate uniformly and continuously so that a uniform layer may be formed. More specifically the present invention provides a method and an apparatus for forming a coating layer that powder is coated on an entire surface of a substrate uniformly and continuously, regardless of the material or the size of the substrate, as a uniform amount of powder entrained on the carrier air which is generated by carrier air and powder transported to a carrier pipe at a certain rate is consistently fed in to a nozzle, regardless of the size, morphology, and specific weight of the powder particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignees: FEMVIX Corp.
    Inventor: Ok Ryul Kim
  • Publication number: 20150008227
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fire resistant material comprising a matrix of thermosetting elastomeric resin of the silicone resin type wherein endothermic fillers are incorporated as well as to a high pressure storage tank coated with said material, processes for the preparation thereof and uses thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Stephane Villalongaa, Fabien Nony, Jean-Luc Yvernes, Francois Garonne
  • Patent number: 8910998
    Abstract: Systems and methods for altering the appearance and/or texture of a vehicle surface include installing a vest relative to a vehicle surface such that an exterior side of the vest, spaced from the vehicle surface, defines a fluid-tight space between the vehicle surface and the exterior side of the vest. Visual media can be provided into and from the fluid-tight space using one or more ports, the exterior side being at least partially transparent or translucent such that the visible media within the fluid-tight space are visible through the exterior side of the vest, thereby allowing the repeatable alteration of the appearance of the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Inventor: Srinivas S. Devathi
  • Publication number: 20140349073
    Abstract: A method for coating a component for use in a semiconductor chamber for plasma etching includes providing the component and loading the component in a deposition chamber. A pressure in the deposition chamber is reduced to below atmospheric pressure. A coating is deposited on the component by spraying an aerosol comprising a suspension of a first type of metal oxide nanoparticle and a second type of metal oxide nanoparticle onto the component at approximately room temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Y. Sun, Biraja Kanungo, Tom Cho, Ying Zhang
  • Patent number: 8889227
    Abstract: A method for preparing monolithic catalyst washcoat is disclosed and includes the following steps: preparing a coating slurry; pretreating a monolithic carrier; applying the coating slurry onto the monolithic carrier by vacuum spraying; removing the excess coating slurry by vacuum extraction; and obtaining the monolithic carrier applied with the washcoat after drying and calcination. The washcoat of 5-20 wt % can be obtained on the monolithic carrier of the present invention by one-off applying. The method can be used to prepare the washcoat on monolithic cordierite ceramic carrier, monolithic metal carrier, monolithic active carbon carrier or monolithic molecular sieve carrier. The obtained washcoat is uniform, and has good adhesion with the carrier and excellent repeatability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: East China University of Science & Technology
    Inventors: Yun Guo, Guanzhong Lu, Zhigang Zhang
  • Publication number: 20140335698
    Abstract: A component of a plasma processing chamber having a protective liquid layer on a plasma exposed surface of the component. The protective liquid layer can be replenished by supplying a liquid to a liquid channel and delivering the liquid through liquid feed passages in the component. The component can be an edge ring which surrounds a semiconductor substrate supported on a substrate support in a plasma processing apparatus wherein plasma is generated and used to process the semiconductor substrate. Alternatively, the protective liquid layer can be cured or cooled sufficiently to form a solid protective layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: Harmeet Singh, Thorsten Lill
  • Publication number: 20140322446
    Abstract: An integrated system for transferring and processing a substrate in a controlled environment to enable selective deposition of a thin layer of a cobalt-alloy material on a copper surface of a copper interconnect to improve electromigration performance of the copper interconnect, comprising: a lab-ambient transfer chamber; a substrate cleaning reactor coupled to the lab-ambient transfer chamber, wherein the substrate cleaning reactor cleans the substrate surface to remove metal-organic complex contaminants on the substrate surface; a vacuum transfer chamber; a vacuum process module for removing organic contaminants from the substrate surface; a controlled-ambient transfer chamber filled with an inert gas; and an electroless cobalt-alloy material deposition process module used to deposit the thin layer of cobalt-alloy material on the copper surface of the copper interconnect after the substrate surface has been removed of metallic contaminants and organic contaminants, and the copper surface has been removed of
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Yezdi Dordi, John Boyd, Tiruchirapalli Arunagiri, Fritz C. Redeker, William Thie, Arthur M. Howald
  • Patent number: 8871305
    Abstract: A method of forming composite nanostructures using one or more nanomaterials. The method provides a nanostructure material having a surface region and one or more nano void regions within a first thickness in the surface region. The method subjects the surface region of the nanostructure material with a fluid. An external energy is applied to the fluid and/or the nanostructure material to drive in a portion of the fluid into one or more of the void regions and cause the one or more nano void regions to be substantially filled with the fluid and free from air gaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Stion Corporation
    Inventor: Howard W. H. Lee
  • Patent number: 8863685
    Abstract: A camera is used to take an image of an end surface of a honeycomb structure gripped by a hand. Based on the image, an initial rotation angle of the honeycomb structure around a vertical axis at a reference position where the image has been taken is recognized. An arm turning section is driven to convey the honeycomb structure gripped by the hand from the reference position to above a plugging mask. A rotation angle required to adjust the rotation angle of the honeycomb structure on the plugging mask to a desired final rotation angle is acquired based on the initial rotation angle recognized at the reference position and a rotation angle of the honeycomb structure around the vertical axis associated with the driving of the arm turning section from the reference position to above the plugging mask. The honeycomb structure is rotated based on the required rotation angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Masaharu Mori, Ying Gong
  • Publication number: 20140302332
    Abstract: To provide a fluorinated ether compound, a fluorinated ether composition and a coating liquid, whereby it is possible to form a surface-treated layer which has high initial water/oil repellency and which is excellent in abrasion resistance and fingerprint stain removability, and a substrate having a surface-treated layer and a method for its production. A fluorinated ether compound which has a poly(oxyperfluoroalkylene) chain ((??)n) made of at least two units (??) linked to one another, and which has a hydrolysable silyl group on at least one terminal of the chain ((??)n) via a linking group, wherein each unit (??) is a poly(oxyperfluoroalkylene) group comprising one to three groups (?) made of at least one type of a C1-2 oxyperfluoroalkylene group and one to three groups (?) made of at least one type of a C3-6 oxyperfluoroalkylene group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Eisuke MUROTANI, Taiki Hoshino, Akinobu Kunimoto, Daisuke Jomuta, Nobuyuki Otozawa
  • Patent number: 8852687
    Abstract: An organic layer deposition apparatus for forming an organic layer while a substrate is being moved, in which an interval between the substrate and the organic layer deposition apparatus can be measured at a vacuum condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Uno Chang, Jae-Kwang Ryu, Eun-Sun Choi, Byung-Su Kim
  • Publication number: 20140287240
    Abstract: To provide a fluorinated ether compound, a fluorinated ether composition and a coating liquid, whereby it is possible to form a surface-treated layer which has high initial water/oil repellency and which is excellent in abrasion resistance and fingerprint stain removability, and a substrate having a surface-treated layer and a method for its production. A fluorinated ether compound which has a poly(oxyperfluoroalkylene) chain (??) having a C4 oxyperfluoroalkylene unit (?) and an oxyperfluoroalkylene unit (?) other than the unit (?) and which has a hydrolysable silyl group on at least one terminal of the poly(oxyperfluoroalkylene) chain (??) via a linking group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Eisuke MUROTANI, Taiki Hoshino, Akira Isobe, Daisuke Shirakawa, Daisuke Jomuta, Nobuyuki Otozawa
  • Publication number: 20140287246
    Abstract: To provide a fluorinated ether compound, a fluorinated ether composition and a coating liquid, whereby it is possible to form a surface-treated layer which has high initial water/oil repellency and which is excellent in abrasion resistance and finger print stain removability, and a substrate having a surface-treated layer and a method for its production. A fluorinated ether compound which has a poly(oxyperfluoroalkylene) chain (??) having a structure of block (?)-block (?) or a structure of block (?)-block (?)-block (?), formed by linking a block (?) comprising at least three C1-3 oxyperfluoroalkylene units of at least one type and a block (?) having C4-15 oxyperfluoroalkylene units of at least one type, wherein the proportion of the C4-15 oxyperfluoroalkylene units is at least 30 mol % among all oxyperfluoroalkylene units constituting the block (?), and which has a hydrolysable silyl group on at least one terminal of the poly(oxyperfluoroalkylene) chain (??) via a linking group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Eisuke MUROTANI, Taiki Hoshino
  • Publication number: 20140272183
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods for producing large scale nanostructured material comprising carbon nanotubes. Therefore, there is disclosed a method for making nanostructured materials comprising depositing carbon nanotubes onto at least one substrate via a deposition station, wherein depositing comprises transporting molecules to the substrate from a deposition fluid, such as liquid or gas. By using a substrate that is permeable to the carrier fluid, and allowing the carrier fluid to flow through the substrate by differential pressure filtration, a nanostructured material can be formed on the substrate, which may be removed, or may act as a part of the final component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: SELDON TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher H. Cooper, Alan G. Cummings, Mikhail Y. Starostin
  • Publication number: 20140272748
    Abstract: The invention relates to a shaped body comprising a substrate with a firmly adhering separating layer, wherein the separating layer comprises 92-98 wt. % silicon nitride (Si3N4) and 2-8 wt. % silicon dioxide (SiO2) and wherein the separating layer has a total oxygen content of ?8 wt. % and a hardness of at least 10 HB 2.5/3 according to DIN EN ISO 6506-1. The invention further relates to a process for producing such a shaped body, a coating suspension for use in such a process and the use of a shaped body according to the invention in the field of corrosive nonferrous metal melts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: ESK CERAMICS GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Krishna Uibel, David W. Worthey
  • Patent number: 8834969
    Abstract: For vacuum treatment of workpieces by a multitude of distinct processing stations (P11-P1n, P21-P2m) the processing stations are grouped in two groups (I and II). The workpieces are handled towards and from the processing stations of the first group (I) simultaneously, whereat the workpieces are treated by the processing stations of the second group (II) in a selectable individual sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Oerlikon Advanced Technologies AG
    Inventor: Bernd Heinz
  • Patent number: 8834963
    Abstract: A method for depositing a particle on a work piece is disclosed. The housing is coupled to the work piece to form a chamber and a separation distance between a surface of the work piece and a surface of the housing is controlled using a coupling device. A working gas having a particle entrained therein is directed within the chamber to deposit the particle at the work piece. The coupling between the housing and the work piece may be a slidable coupling. The coupling device may include an air-bearing surface or a gasketed coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Theodore G. van Kessel, Brent A. Wacaser
  • Publication number: 20140234542
    Abstract: A method for inhibiting oxygen and moisture degradation of a device and the resulting device are described herein. To inhibit the oxygen and moisture degradation of the device, a low liquidus temperature (LLT) material which typically has a low low liquidus temperature (or in specific embodiments a low glass transition temperature) is used to form a barrier layer on the device. The LLT material can be, for example, tin fluorophosphate glass, chalcogenide glass, tellurite glass and borate glass. The LLT material can be deposited onto the device by, for example, sputtering, evaporation, laser-ablation, spraying, pouring, frit-deposition, vapor-deposition, dip-coating, painting or rolling, spin-coating or any combination thereof. Defects in the LLT material from the deposition step can be removed by a consolidation step (heat treatment), to produce a pore-free, gas and moisture impenetrable protective coating on the device. Although many of the deposition methods are possible with common glasses (i.e.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Bruce Gardiner Aitken, Mark Alan Lewis, Mark Alejandro Quesada
  • Patent number: 8808793
    Abstract: A method comprising introducing a workpiece support into a chamber of an apparatus. The workpiece support is for supporting thereon a plurality of workpieces. The apparatus comprising: the chamber having an interior space configured to be maintained at a pressure below atmospheric pressure; a vapor source for supplying the interior space of the chamber with a linearly extending stream of lubricant vapor; the workpiece support for supporting thereon a plurality of workpieces with surfaces facing the vapor source; and a conveyor for continuously moving the workpiece support transversely past the linearly extending stream of lubricant vapor from the vapor source. The method also comprising continuously moving the workpiece support with the plurality of workpieces supported thereon transversely past the linearly extending stream of lubricant vapor from the vapor source and depositing a uniform thickness film of the lubricant on at least one surface of each of the plurality of workpieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventor: Paul Stephen McLeod
  • Patent number: 8808797
    Abstract: Methods of manufacturing a gas barrier plastic container include a method in which the inside of a vacuum chamber which houses a plastic container is exhausted to form a pre-set pressure, and while maintaining a state where electricity is supplied to a thermal catalyst arranged inside the vacuum chamber to generate heat above a pre-set temperature, a source gas is blown on the thermal catalyst to decompose the source gas and create chemical species, whereby a gas barrier thin film is formed by the chemical species reaching at least one of either the inner surface or the outer surface of the plastic container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Kirin Beer Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akio Mishima, Masaki Nakaya, Akira Shirakura
  • Patent number: 8802191
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for the reprocessing or production of a sputter target or an X-ray anode wherein a gas flow forms a gas/powder mixture with a powder of a material chosen from the group consisting of niobium, tantalum, tungsten, molybdenum, titanium, zirconium, mixtures of two or more thereof and alloys thereof with at least two thereof or with other metals, the powder has a particle size of 0.5 to 150 ?m, wherein a supersonic speed is imparted to the gas flow and the jet of supersonic speed is directed on to the surface of the object to be reprocessed or produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: H. C. Starck GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Zimmermann, Uwe Papp, Heinrich Kreye, Tobias Schmidt
  • 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