Metal Base Patents (Class 427/295)
  • Patent number: 9480260
    Abstract: Methods of forming antimicrobial polymeric materials comprising metallic nanoparticles are disclosed. Such methods generally comprise: combining a metal-containing material with a resin in situ; and curing the resin in the presence of a metal-containing material. Antimicrobial polymeric materials formed by said methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: The Board of Regents of the University of Texas System
    Inventors: Kyumin Whang, H. Ralph Rawls, Barry K. Norling
  • Patent number: 8993064
    Abstract: Provided are a substrate for a superconducting compound and a method for manufacturing the substrate which can realize the excellent adhesive strength simultaneously with high orientation of copper. An absorbed material on a surface of a copper foil to which rolling is applied at a draft of 90% or more is removed by applying sputter etching to the surface of the copper foil, sputter etching is applied to a nonmagnetic metal sheet, the copper foil and the metal sheet are bonded to each other by applying a pressure to the copper foil and the metal sheet using reduction rolls, crystals of the copper in the copper foil are oriented by heating a laminated body formed by such bonding, copper is diffused into the metal sheet by heating with a copper diffusion distance of 10 nm or more, and a protective layer is laminated to a surface of the copper foil of the laminated body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignees: Toyo Kohan Co., Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hironao Okayama, Kouji Nanbu, Akira Kaneko, Hajime Ota, Kotaro Ohki, Takashi Yamaguchi, Kazuhiko Hayashi, Kazuya Ohmatsu
  • 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: 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
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20140202355
    Abstract: A fluorinated ether composition comprising at least two types of fluorinated ether compounds represented by A-O—RF—B, differing in group B, in a proportion of group (5-1) being from 90 to 95 mol % and a proportion of group (5-2) being from 5 to 10 mol % to the total amount of groups B. A is a C1-6 perfluoroalkyl group or B. RF is —(CF2CF2O)b(CF(CF3)CF2O)c(CF2O)d(CF2CF2CF2O)e—, and the binding order of repeating units is not limited. b, c, d and e are each independently an integer of at least 0, and b+c+d+e is from 5 to 150. —(CF2)aCFXCH2OCH2CH2CH2SiLmRn??Group (5-1) —(CF2)aCFXCH2OCH2CH(SiLmRn)CH3??Group (5-2) —(CF2)aCFXCH2OCH2CH?CH2??Group (5-3) —(CF2)aCFXCH2OCH?CHCH3??Group (5-4) a is 0 or 1, X is F or CF3, L is a hydrolyzable group, R is a hydrogen atom or a monovalent hydrocarbon group, m is an integer of from 1 to 3, n is an integer of from 0 to 2, and m+n=3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Taiki HOSHINO
  • Patent number: 8741387
    Abstract: A system and process is disclosed for binding particles to a carrier material in an isolated relationship for use in composite fabrication. A slurry comprising particles dispersed in fluid is created in particle suspension tanks, deposited as a uniform layer and filtered using reduced pressure applied to a filter belt to leave behind isolated particles, the reduced pressure further acting to overcome electrostatic and other forces of attraction between the particles until they can be permanently bound to the carrier with a binder or adhesive and collected on a take-up roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: John H. Vontell, John Putnam
  • Patent number: 8715780
    Abstract: Method for producing a plastic layer having a layer thickness of less than 200 ?m on an upper side of a substrate includes the following steps: applying plastic powder to the substrate upper side by means of a powder scattering device, then cleaning the substrate underside, then melting the applied plastic powder in a furnace, as a result of which the plastic layer is formed on the substrate, and cooling the substrate, wherein the substrate is transported continuously from method step to method step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Atotech Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Alex Bruderer, Jurgen Herbert, Max Hunziker, Michel Probst
  • Patent number: 8642112
    Abstract: A prosthetic implant having a thermally treated ceramic coating and a method of producing a coated prosthetic implant. The ceramic coating is deposited onto the prosthetic implant such as by a plasma spray coating process. The prosthetic implant is thermally treated in a low oxygen environment to increase the hardness and wear-resistance of the ceramic coating for improved articulation of the prosthetic implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Zimmer, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel G. Scrafton, Jeffrey P. Anderson, David M. Miller, Oludele O. Popoola
  • Patent number: 8632852
    Abstract: A method of producing a honeycomb filter using a production apparatus that includes: a workpiece securing section for securing a base of a honeycomb filter; a powder transfer section for transferring a powder together with a pressurized gas (e.g., air); an introduction section for introducing the powder that has transferred from the powder transfer section into the base secured by the workpiece securing section when the apparatus is used; a suction section for sucking the gas that has passed through the base secured by the workpiece securing section using suction means; a cleaning section for removing a surplus powder adhering to an end face of the base after the introduction of the powder; a judgment section for judging an amount of the powder adhering to the base; and a workpiece transfer section for transferring the base among the workpiece securing section, the cleaning section, and the judgment section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Tsuji, Takayoshi Akao, Shuhei Fujita, Kazuhi Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20130306199
    Abstract: Described herein is a feedstock including a core comprising BMG and a sheath attached the core. The sheath has a different physical property, a different chemical property or both from the core. Alternatively, the feedstock can include a sheath that encloses one or more core comprising BMG. The feedstock can be manufactured by attaching the sheath to the core, shot peening the core, etching the core, ion implanting the core, or applying a coating to the core, etc. The feedstock can be used to make a part by injection molding. The sheath can be used to adjust the composition of the core to reach the composition of the part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicants: Crucible Intellectual Property LLC, Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher D. Prest, Joseph C. Poole, Joseph Stevick, Theodore Andrew Waniuk, Quoc Tran Pham
  • Patent number: 8529983
    Abstract: A coating system for coating an Insertable Medical Device (IMD) with one or more drugs is disclosed. The coating system includes a spray nozzle unit for coating the IMD with one or more drugs. The IMD includes a guiding member, a coating member and a supporting member. The IMD is passed through a protection tube such that the guiding member is located within the protection tube and an end of the supporting member is connected to a holder to expose the coating member of the IMD to the spray nozzle unit. The protection tube is received by a mandrel fixture which includes a circular disc for holding and rotating the protection tube and the IMD within the protection tube. When the protection tube along with the IMD is rotated, the spray nozzle unit coats the coating member of the IMD with the one or more drugs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Envision Scientific Pvt. Ltd.
    Inventors: Manish Doshi, Divyesh Sherdiwala, Prakash Sojitra, Ashwin Vyas, Pankaj Gandhi, Bhavesh Chevli, Yavar Pothiawala
  • Patent number: 8460746
    Abstract: Coating an elongate, uncoated conductive element with a substantially continuous barrier layer. An uncoated conductive element is around a frame comprising spaced supports. During deposition, the relative position of the conductive element to the frame is adjusted so that all sections of the conductive element are physically separated from the supports for a time that is sufficient to form a desired coating of barrier material on all sections of the conductive element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Cochlear Limited
    Inventors: Fysh Dadd, Edmond D. Capcelea, Peter Schuller, Jane L. Rapsey
  • Publication number: 20130136849
    Abstract: The invention relates to sub-micron compositions, and methods of preparing such compositions, in particular for the treatment of substrates against biological degradation biological pests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: MATTERSMITHS TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventor: Nigel Paul Maynard
  • Patent number: 8361552
    Abstract: In a method of applying a firmly adhering metallic coating onto a steel sheet product, a steel sheet product is inserted into a film bag which contains at least a coating material. Subsequently, the film bag is evacuated to cause the film to evenly bear upon the outer surface of the steel sheet product. This state is fixed by sealing the film bag. The film bag and the steel sheet product are then subjected to a heat treatment to thereby form a coating of the coating material on the steel sheet product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Benteler Automobiltechnik GmbH
    Inventor: Sven-Lars Rotzoll
  • Publication number: 20130022837
    Abstract: A film is coated on a substrate made of stainless steel, and includes a first buffer layer, a second buffer layer, and a third buffer layer which are positioned on the substrate from a near end to a far end. The first buffer layer is made of Cr. The second buffer layer is made of Ti and Cr. The color layer is made of Ti and Cr.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: CHUNG-PEI WANG
  • Publication number: 20130017071
    Abstract: Disclosed is a foam structure, a process of fabricating the foam structure, and a turbine including the foam structure. The foam structure includes a cast metallic foam having pores and a gel positioned within at least a portion of the pores. The process of fabricating the foam structure includes providing the cast metallic and infusing the cast metal foam with the gel. The turbine includes a rotating portion and a turbine seal including the foam structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: George Albert GOLLER, Dennis William CAVANAUGH
  • Patent number: 8302557
    Abstract: A device and a method which is capable of uniformly coating, without waste, any flow passages formed in a raw material with a slurry even if a slurry having high viscosity is fed thereto by an amount required for the use of coating without excess and shortage. When the slurry (S) fed to one end of the base material (M) in which a large number of flow passages (2 . . . ) are formed parallel with each other is forced into the flow passages (2 . . . ) by an air pressure to coat the inner walls (2w) of the flow passages, the slurry (S) is fed from a slurry feeding device (6) by a required amount to a slurry storage part (5) formed at the upper surface part of the base material (M) disposed so that both ends of the flow passages (2 . . . ) can be opened in the upper and bottom surfaces thereof. Then, before the slurry (S) is forced into the flow passages (2 . . .
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Cataler Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Goshima, Shigeji Matsumoto, Kosuke Shinomiya
  • Publication number: 20120276371
    Abstract: A coated article includes a substrate and a Si—B—C—N ceramic coating deposited on the substrate by magnetron sputtering process. The Si—B—C—N ceramic coating is an amorphous coating, the weight of elemental Si in the coating is between about 30 wt % and about 60 wt % of the total weight of Si, B, C and N, the weight of elemental B in the coating is between about 10 wt % and about 20 wt % of the total weight of Si, B, C and N, the weight of elemental C in the coating is between about 10 wt % and about 20 wt % of the total weight of Si, B, C and N, the weight of elemental N in the coating is between about 20 wt % and about 30 wt % of the total weight of Si, B, C and N.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO. LTD.
    Inventors: HSIN-PEI CHANG, WEN-RONG CHEN, HUANN-WU CHIANG, CHENG-SHI CHEN, JUAN ZHANG
  • Patent number: 8247038
    Abstract: This application relates to a process for the application of thin layers of substantially pure spin transition molecular materials while maintaining the hysteresis properties of the material. The process makes it possible to obtain a dense uniform surface with very low roughness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignees: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (C.N.R.S), Universitat de Valencia
    Inventors: Azzedine Bousseksou, Gabor Molnar, Saioa Cobo, Lionel Salmon, José Antonio Real Cabezos, Christophe Vieu
  • Patent number: 8216642
    Abstract: A technique that enables the formation of a low resistivity barrier film at low temperatures, in which a catalyst is placed inside a vacuum chamber and heated, a raw material gas and a reactive gas (such as H2, NH3 or SiH4) are introduced alternately into the vacuum chamber, and a reaction is effected between the raw material gas adsorbed to the surface of an object, and radicals generated by decomposition of the reactive gas on contact with the catalyst, thereby depositing a thin film on the object. Furthermore, a technique for removal of impurities (such as oxides, fluorides, carbides or nitrides), in which the catalyst is placed in a vacuum atmosphere and heated, and a treatment gas having a hydrogen atom in its chemical structure is brought into contact with the catalyst, thereby generating radicals. The surface of an object to be treated is exposed to these radicals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Ulvac, Inc.
    Inventors: Masamichi Harada, Narishi Gonohe
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8124275
    Abstract: To smoothly deliver a thermal energy required in an active site of a catalyst carried on a carrier. A method of manufacturing a catalyst carrier of the present invention includes the steps of: forming a mixed thin film in which at least metal and ceramics are mixed on a metal base, by spraying aerosol, with metal powders and ceramic powders mixed therein, on the metal base; and making the mixed thin film porous, by dissolving the metal of the mixed thin film into acid or alkaline solution to remove this metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi Cable, Ltd.
    Inventors: Mineo Washima, Kenji Shibata, Fumihito Oka
  • Patent number: 8119197
    Abstract: The invention relates to a novel metal mold having anti-adhesive properties comprising a base metal mold and an anti-adhesive layer comprising a fluorinated alkyl phosphoric acid derivative or a fluorinated alkyl poly-phosphoric acid derivative, including a phosphorous atom and an alkyl chain. The anti-adhesive layer is bonded directly onto a surface of the base metal mold. The base metal mold may be e.g. Nickel, and said fluorinated alkyl phosphoric acid derivative or said fluorinated alkyl poly-phosphoric acid derivative may be selected front the group consisting of phosphonic acids, phosphinic acids, phosphonates and phosphonate salts, phosphinates and phosphinate salts, or their respective oligomers, such that the phosphorous atom is coupled directly to the alkyl chain, such that the phosphorous atom is coupled directly to the alkyl chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Obducat AB
    Inventors: Matthias Keil, Göran Frennesson, Marc Beck, Babak Heidari
  • Patent number: 8097301
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an electrical insulation film includes (i) forming an R film containing at least one rare earth element R selected from the group including Sc, Y, La, Gd, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, and Lu on at least a portion of a surface of a metal substrate where an electrical insulation property is needed, (ii) hydrogenating the R film under an inert gas atmosphere, which contains a hydrogen gas, to form an RH2 film; and (iii) oxidizing the RH2 film to form an R2O3 film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsushi Ishikawa, Osamu Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20110300374
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for preparing a coating resistant to contact corrosion on the surface of titanium alloy, which comprises the following steps: 1. carrying out degreasing and derusting to a titanium alloy part; 2. carrying out etching treatment on the titanium alloy part; 3. carrying out surface activation treatment on the titanium alloy part; 4. preheating the titanium alloy part in an atmosphere protection furnace; 5. immersing the preheated titanium alloy part in plating solution; and 6. carrying out diffusion treatment on the immersion-plated titanium alloy part in a vacuum furnace whereby atoms at the interface diffuse to form a diffusion layer on a substrate and thus form a plating diffusion composite layer on the surface of the titanium alloy part. The part treated by the method completely solves the problem of contact corrosion of titanium alloy contacting with aluminum alloy and steel material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: JIANGSU LINLONG NEW MATERIALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lixin Feng, Minyan Zhang, Pingze Zhang
  • Patent number: 8071179
    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: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Stion Corporation
    Inventor: Howard W. H. Lee
  • Patent number: 7981465
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for applying a solid particulate powder coating to a stator stack having a plurality of longitudinally extending stator slots. The apparatus includes a coating application station for applying powder particles to the stator stack, a coating removal station for displacing the powder particles from selected areas of the stator stack and a curing oven for curing the powder particles onto the stator stack. A collection hopper is provided for receiving recycled powder particles and includes a porous structural side wall for permitting air to exit the hopper while retaining the powder particles from passing into the environment around the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Globe Motors, Inc.
    Inventor: Jerry C. Burch
  • Publication number: 20110117279
    Abstract: A thin film forming apparatus (100) includes: a vacuum chamber (1); a substrate transfer mechanism (40) that is provided in the vacuum chamber (1) and feeds an elongated substrate (8) to a predetermined film forming section (4) that faces a film forming source (27); an endless belt (10) capable of moving in accordance with the feeding of the substrate (8) by the substrate transfer mechanism (40), and configured to define, along an outer peripheral surface of the endless belt itself, a transfer path of the substrate (8) in the film forming section (4) so that a thin film is formed on a surface of the substrate (8) that is being transferred linearly; a through-hole (16) formed in the endless belt (10); and a substrate cooling unit (30) for introducing a cooling gas between the endless belt (10) and a back surface of the substrate (8) through the through-hole (16) from a side of an inner peripheral surface of the endless belt (10) that is moving.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuharu Shinokawa, Kazuyoshi Honda, Yuma Kamiyama, Masahiro Yamamoto, Tomofumi Yanagi
  • Publication number: 20110081557
    Abstract: The present invention provides adhesiveless copper clad laminates wherein there is formed a copper film layer having high adhesiveness and insulation reliability, and a method for manufacturing such adhesiveless copper clad laminates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Inventors: Junichi Nagata, Yoshiyuki Asakawa
  • Publication number: 20110082254
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the production of a highly abrasion-resistant vehicle paint, vehicle paint, and the use thereof. In order to create a vehicle paint having extremely high scratch and chemical resistance, particularly for use in multi-layer coating for OEM series coating (particularly as a clear coat or base cast), the invention proposes a method for the production of a highly abrasion-resistant vehicle paint, comprising the following steps: a. Providing at least one organic monomer, oligomer, prepolymer, or organosilane having one or more organic functional groups, or mixtures thereof; b. Saturating the functional groups described in a. by reacting them with silanes having organic side chains that contain one or more corresponding functional groups, the resultant silane having at least six SiOR groups and a molecular weight exceeding 300; c. Absorbing the resultant macro-molecular silanes in solvent, preferably protic or aprotic solvent, or mixtures thereof; d.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Applicant: NANO-X GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Sepeur, Nora Laryea, Carolin Thurn, Gerd Schlick
  • Patent number: 7914858
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for sealing disk drive housing castings and the resulting housings. A housing component of a data storage device is placed in an environment of decreased pressure where a first tank that is an autoclave is pressurized at a selected pressure and the environment is a first tank that encloses the housing component. A second tank that is an autoclave is pressurized at substantially the same pressure as the first tank while the second tank is fluidically coupled to the first tank and encloses a sealant. The sealant is applied to a surface of the component when it is under decreased pressure by transferring the sealant from the first tank to the second tank. A pressure of at least one atmosphere is further applied so that a portion of the sealant contactingly permeates voids in the housing component before the sealant is subsequently cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Maxtor Corporation
    Inventors: Charles deJesus, Thomas G. Andrikowich, Michael C. Strzepa
  • Publication number: 20110039116
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a colored plating structure and a method thereof. Firstly, a color layer and a medium layer are sequentially coated on the surface of a workpiece. The medium is used to integrate the succeeding layer with the workpiece. Next, a plated layer is coated on the medium layer via a vacuum-plating method. Thereby, the present invention not only exempts the plated products from the dull metal color and simple brightness variation but also provides diversified colors and lusters for the plated products. The present invention provides an exceptional surface quality the conventional technology is hard to achieve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Inventor: Peng-Jung CHUANG
  • Publication number: 20110024285
    Abstract: An alkali-containing transition metal sputtering target, the method of making the same, and the method of manufacturing a solar cell using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Inventor: Daniel R. Juliano
  • Patent number: 7879400
    Abstract: There is provided a substrate processing apparatus equipped with a metallic component, with at least a part of its metallic surface exposed to an inside of a processing chamber and subjected to baking treatment at a pressure less than atmospheric pressure. As a result of this baking treatment, a film which does not react with various types of reactive gases, and which can block the out diffusion of metals, is formed on the surface of the above-mentioned metallic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Hitachi Kokusal Electric Inc.
    Inventors: Takahiro Maeda, Kiyohiko Maeda, Takashi Ozaki
  • Publication number: 20100310899
    Abstract: A method for making a housing comprises of providing a metal substrate; forming a base paint coating on the substrate; vacuum depositing a first metal coating on the base paint coating, the first metal coating being a chromium coating or a stainless steel coating; vacuum depositing a second metal coating on the first metal coating, the second metal coating being a commix metal coating containing chromium and stainless steel; and vacuum depositing a third metal coating on the second metal coating, the third metal coating being a stainless steel coating. A housing made by the above mentioned method is also described there.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Applicants: SHENZHEN FUTAIHONG PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., FIH (HONG KONG) LIMITED
    Inventors: ZONG-HUA HU, HAI-BO PAN, XU LI, YI-JUN HUANG, CHWAN-HWA CHIANG, FENG-YUEN DAI
  • Patent number: 7838070
    Abstract: A method of forming a metal coating on surfaces of internal passages of a turbine blade includes, in an exemplary embodiment, the steps of positioning the turbine blade in a CVD chamber, coupling a reagent gas manifold to at least one internal passage inlet, and coating the surfaces of the at least one internal passage by a CVD process using metal coating reagent gases to form a metal coating on the surfaces of the at least one internal passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Bhupendra K. Gupta, Nripendra Nath Das, David Dye, Robert G. Zimmerman, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20100193801
    Abstract: A zinc based solder material 55 of the present invention is prepared by providing on the surface of a zinc based material 50, from which an oxide film 501 has been removed or at which an oxide film 501 does not exist, with a coating layer 51 containing primarily a metal whose oxide is more easily reducible than the oxide film 501. In a joined body and a power semiconductor module of the present invention, the zinc based solder material 55 is used in the joining portion, and after joining, the coating layer 51 does not exist.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yasushi Yamada, Yuji Yagi, Yoshikazu Takaku, Ikuo Ohnuma, Kiyohito Ishida, Takashi Atsumi, Ikuo Nakagawa, Mikio Shirai
  • Patent number: 7757378
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of sealing disk drive housing castings and the resulting housings. More specifically, as sealant is transferred between a sealant storage tank and an autoclave, the sealant is filtered to remove debris or other impurities from the sealant. By filtering a sealant, multiple casting treatment cycles can be performed using the same sealant without the quality of the sealant suffering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Maxtor Corporation
    Inventors: Kimberly C. Mann, Sonia Marrero, Michael C. Strzepa
  • Publication number: 20100124670
    Abstract: Coated components and methods of fabricating coated components and coated turbine disks are provided. In an embodiment, by way of example only, a coated component includes a substrate comprising a superalloy in an unmodified form and a coating disposed over the substrate, where the coating comprises the superalloy in a modified form. The modified form of the superalloy includes at least 10% more chromium and at least 10% more of one or more noble metals than the unmodified form of the superalloy, and the modified form of the superalloy is substantially free of aluminum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Publication date: May 20, 2010
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventor: Vladimir K. Tolpygo
  • Patent number: 7713573
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to medical devices with therapy eluting components and methods for making same. More specifically, the invention relates to implantable medical devices having at least one porous layer, and methods for making such devices, and loading such devices with therapeutic agents. A mixture or alloy is placed on the surface of a medical device, then one component of the mixture or alloy is generally removed without generally removing the other components of the mixture or alloy. In some embodiments, a porous layer is adapted for bonding non-metallic coating, including drug eluting polymeric coatings. A porous layer may have a random pore structure or an oriented or directional grain porous structure. One embodiment of the invention relates to medical devices, including vascular stents, having at least one porous layer adapted to resist stenosis or cellular proliferation without requiring elution of therapeutic agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary K. Owens, Brian R. Wamhoff, Matthew S. Hudson, Whye-Kei Lye, Joshua Spradlin, Michael Reed, Kareen Looi
  • Publication number: 20100108343
    Abstract: A housing, comprising: a substrate; and a vacuum depositing coating formed on the substrate by vacuum depositing method, the vacuum depositing coating including a first metal coating, a second metal coating formed on the first metal coating, and a third metal coating formed on the second metal coating; wherein the first metal coating is an aluminum coating having a light transmittance of about 25-35%, the second metal coating is a silicon dioxide coating having a thickness of about 150-450 nm, and the third metal coating is a titanium coating having a light transmittance of about 45-55%. A method for making the housing is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Applicants: SHENZHEN FUTAIHONG PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., FIH (HONG KONG) LIMITED
    Inventors: Qin-Zheng Hou, Gang Huang, Yan-Min Wang, Qiang Wang
  • Publication number: 20100040783
    Abstract: A process for producing a corrosion-protected steel sheet for coating with an organic coating agent, includes vacuum-coating the steel sheet, which is protected against corrosion with a layer of zinc or zinc alloy, with at least one additional metal or a metal alloy. After vacuum-coating, the steel sheet is subjected to a thermal diffusion treatment and finally cooled down. The process is characterized according to the invention in that cooling takes place with a water-based coolant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2005
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Applicant: THYSSENKRUPP STEEL AG
    Inventors: Monika Riemer, Ingo Rogner, Bernd Schuhmacher, Christian Schwerdt
  • Publication number: 20100035034
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a light selective absorbing coating and a production process thereof. The light selective absorbing coating consists of a composite material film deposited by reaction of iron chromium alloy and a non-metal gas with vacuum deposition technology. Said non-metal gas comprises gases of nitrogen and oxygen elements. The present invention also relates to a solar energy heat collecting element or solar energy selective absorbing coating system comprising said light selective absorbing coating and a production process thereof. The present invention further relates to use of said composite material film as a light selective absorbing coating of a solar energy heat collecting element or of a solar energy selective absorbing coating system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2007
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Applicant: SHENZHEN COMMONPRAISE SOLAR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhiqiang Yin
  • Publication number: 20090311428
    Abstract: In a method of applying a firmly adhering metallic coating onto a steel sheet product, a steel sheet product is inserted into a film bag which contains at least a coating material. Subsequently, the film bag is evacuated to cause the film to evenly bear upon the outer surface of the steel sheet product. This state is fixed by sealing the film bag. The film bag and the steel sheet product are then subjected to a heat treatment to thereby form a coating of the coating material on the steel sheet product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Applicant: Benteler Automobiltechnik GmbH
    Inventor: SVEN-LARS ROTZOLL
  • Patent number: 7625515
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing photonic band gap structures operable in the optical spectrum has been presented. The method comprises the steps of filling a plurality of grooves of an elastomeric mold with a UV curable first polymer, each groove in parallel with each other and partially curing the first polymer. A second polymer is coated on the first polymer. A substrate or a multi-layer polymer structure is placed on the filled mold and the resulting structure is exposed to UV light (i.e., is UV cured). The mold is peeled away from the first and second polymers such that a layer of polymer rods is formed on the substrate/multi-layer polymer structure. The process is repeated until a desired number of layers have been formed. The multi-layer structure can be used to create ceramic and metallic photonic band gaps by infiltration, electro-deposition, and/or metal coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Jae-Hwang Lee, Kai-Ming Ho, Yong-Sung Kim, Kristen Constant, Chang-Hwan Kim
  • Publication number: 20090280350
    Abstract: Steel sheet having a high {222} plane integration comprising steel sheet having an Al content of less than 6.5 mass % characterized by one or both of (1) a {222} plane integration of one or both of an ?Fe phase and ?Fe phase with respect to the steel sheet surface being 60% to 99% and (2) a {200} plane integration of one or both of an ?Fe phase and ?Fe phase with respect to the steel sheet surface being 0.01% to 15%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2007
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Inventors: Tooru Inaguma, Hiroaki Sakamoto, Youji Mizuhara