With Pretreatment Of The Base Patents (Class 427/299)
  • Patent number: 11506077
    Abstract: An inflatable device equipped with a guiding mechanism and methods of installing the inflatable device to form a temporary barrier within a gas turbine engine are provided. In one aspect, an inflatable device includes a backbone and an inflatable bladder connected thereto. The backbone is formed of a flexible and inextensible material. The inflatable bladder is formed of an expandable material. To install the inflatable device within an annular chamber of a gas turbine engine, the backbone is inserted into a first access port of the engine and is moved circumferentially around the annulus of the chamber. The backbone is retrieved through a second access port. The inflatable bladder is moved into position within the chamber by pushing the backbone into the first access port and/or pulling the backbone out of the second access port. When positioned in place, the inflatable bladder is inflated to form an annular seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Byron Andrew Pritchard, Jr., Deepak Trivedi, Ambarish Jayant Kulkarni, Michael Robert Millhaem
  • Patent number: 11227762
    Abstract: A semiconductor manufacturing apparatus includes a chuck stage, a stage rotation mechanism, a chemical liquid nozzle, a chemical liquid nozzle scan mechanism, a lower surface gas nozzle, a gas temperature controller configured to control a temperature of gas to be supplied to the lower surface gas nozzle, a gas bypass pipe configured to allow the gas to be supplied to the lower surface gas nozzle without causing the gas to pass through the gas temperature controller, and first and second on-off valves configured to open and shut to allow either of the gas whose temperature has been controlled by the gas temperature controller and the gas passing through the gas bypass pipe to be supplied to the lower surface gas nozzle. Actuation of the first and second on-off valves allows a temperature of the gas passing through the lower surface gas nozzle to be changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10867814
    Abstract: Disclosed is a liquid processing method of drying a substrate held horizontally after supplying deionized water to the substrate. The liquid processing method includes: supplying the deionized water to a front surface of the substrate; supplying a first solvent to the front surface of the substrate after supplying the deionized water; supplying a water-repellent agent to the front surface of the substrate to impart water-repellency to the front surface of the substrate; supplying a second solvent to the front surface of the substrate to which water-repellency is imparted; and removing the second solvent from the front surface of the substrate. A specific gravity of the first solvent is smaller than a specific gravity of the water-repellent agent, and a specific gravity of the second solvent is larger than the specific gravity of the water-repellent agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Yosuke Kawabuchi, Kouzou Tachibana, Mitsunori Nakamori, Kotaro Ooishi, Keisuke Egashira, Koji Tanaka, Hiroaki Inadomi, Masami Yamashita, Yoshiteru Fukuda, Koji Yamashita, Yu Tsurifune, Takuro Masuzumi
  • Patent number: 10858545
    Abstract: Methods for applying high shrink wrap labels to a shaped article are disclosed. The leading edge of the label is bonded to the article. A seaming agent is applied, and the label is wrapped around the article. The seaming agent is then exposed to radiation to cure the seaming agent, and the label is then exposed to heat to cause heat-shrinking. The label is made of a film with at least one external layer that has a Hildebrand solubility parameter. The seaming agent includes a component having a Hildebrand solubility parameter that is within 2.2 MPa1/2 or within 4.4 calories1/2·cm?3/2 of the Hildebrand solubility parameter of the external layer of the film. The seaming agent also has a viscosity of at least 1 centipoise and less than 1000 centipoise when measured at any temperature between ambient temperature and 60° C. Articles including such affixed high shrink wrap labels are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Polysack Flexible Packaging Ltd.
    Inventors: Izhar Halahmi, Nitai Alush-aben
  • Patent number: 10821680
    Abstract: Curable prepregs possessing enhanced ability for the removal of gases from within prepregs and between prepreg plies in a prepreg layup prior to and/or during consolidation and curing. Each curable prepreg is a resin-impregnated, woven fabric that has been subjected to a treatment to create an array of openings in at least one major surface. Furthermore, the location of the openings is specific to the weave pattern of the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: CYTEC INDUSTRIES INC.
    Inventors: Mark Roman, Stephen J. Howard, Jack D. Boyd
  • Patent number: 10710125
    Abstract: A system includes a UV light source and an optical medium coupled to receive UV light from the UV light source. The optical medium is configured to emit UV light proximate to a surface from which biofouling is to be removed once the biofouling has adhered to the protected surface. A method corresponds to the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Colin S. Whelan, Matthew D. Thoren, Andrew M. Piper, Joseph C. DiMare
  • Patent number: 10590037
    Abstract: An immersion weaving system includes a first drum immersed in a first bath of a liquid. The first drum is configured to form a glass strand from individual glass filaments. The immersion weaving system also includes a second drum immersed in the first bath of the liquid. The second drum is configured to form a yarn spool from the glass strand. The immersion weaving system further includes a loom immersed in a second bath of the liquid. The loom is configured to form a void-free glass cloth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Bruce J. Chamberlin, Matthew S. Kelly, Scott B. King, Joseph Kuczynski
  • Patent number: 10329696
    Abstract: Curable prepregs possessing enhanced ability for the removal of gases from within prepregs and between prepreg plies in a prepreg layup prior to and/or during consolidation and curing. Each curable prepreg is a resin-impregnated, woven fabric that has been subjected to a treatment to create an array of openings in at least one major surface. Furthermore, the location of the openings is specific to the weave pattern of the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Cytec Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Roman, Stephen J. Howard, Jack D. Boyd
  • Patent number: 10297424
    Abstract: A filament includes first and second end portions between which a connecting portion is arranged. The first and second end portions are electrically connected to a power supply device. The first end portion is bent with respect to the second end portion through the connecting portion. A cross-sectional dimension of the bent connecting portion is the same as cross-sectional dimensions of the first and second end portions. Also disclosed are an ionization chamber and an ion-implantation apparatus. The cross-sectional dimension of the filament is uniform. The resistance of respective portions of the filament is the same. The number of the hot electrons generated at respective portions by powering the filament is the same. The hot electrons and ion-source gas collide to generated plasma. The plasma concentration around the filament is uniform, to avoid the emergence of corrosion of the filament at certain portion caused by an over high plasma concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Wuhan China Star Optoelectronics Semiconductor Display Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Rui Xie
  • Patent number: 10297476
    Abstract: A supply flow passage branches into a plurality of upstream flow passages. A plurality of discharge ports are respectively disposed at a plurality of positions differing in distance from a rotational axis of a substrate. A return flow passage is connected to the upstream flow passage. A downstream heater heats liquid flowing through the upstream flow passage. A downstream switching unit supplies the liquid, supplied to the plurality of upstream flow passages from the supply flow passage, to one of the plurality of discharge ports and the return flow passage, selectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Sawashima, Akito Hatano, Kenji Kobayashi, Yuta Nishimura, Motoyuki Shimai, Toyohide Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10292528
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to anti-stick coatings for cooking utensils, which exhibit improved properties of hydrophobicity and resistance to high temperature. The present invention also relates to a culinary article comprising a support coated in said coating, and a process for applying on the support such a coating according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SEB SA
    Inventors: Jean-Luc Perillon, Aurelien Dubanchet
  • Patent number: 10190442
    Abstract: Methods are provided for repairing a surface of a component within a gas turbine engine. A first bladder and a second bladder can be installed (simultaneously or independently) within the gas turbine engine. The first bladder and the second bladder can then be inflated with an inflating fluid to form a first circumferential seal and a second circumferential seal to define an isolated area within the gas turbine engine. All the surfaces within the isolated area can then be coated with a masking layer. At least a portion of the masking layer can then be removed to expose a working area, and a coating can be formed on the working area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: David Scott Diwinsky, Herbert Chidsey Roberts
  • Patent number: 10179949
    Abstract: A method for metalizing a polymer substrate and a polymer article prepared thereof. First, a polymer substrate having a base polymer and at least one metal compound dispersed in the base polymer is provided. Then, a surface of the polymer substrate is irradiated with an energy beam such that a water contact angle of the surface of the polymer substrate is at least 120°. The surface of the polymer substrate is then subjected to chemical plating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: BYD Company Limited
    Inventors: Qing Gong, Wei Zhou, Yongliang Sun
  • Patent number: 10161045
    Abstract: A method for metalizing a polymer substrate and a polymer article prepared by the method are provided. First, a polymer substrate having a base polymer and at least one metal compound dispersed in the base polymer is provided. Then, a surface of the polymer substrate is irradiated with an energy beam such that a water contact angle of the surface of the polymer substrate is at least 120°. The surface of the polymer substrate is then subjected to chemical plating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: BYD Company Limited
    Inventors: Qing Gong, Wei Zhou, Yongliang Sun
  • Patent number: 10138557
    Abstract: A method for metalizing a polymer substrate and a polymer article prepared thereof. First a polymer substrate having a base polymer and at least one metal compound dispersed in the base polymer is provided. A surface of the polymer substrate is then irradiated with an energy beam such that a water contact angle of the surface of the polymer substrate is at least 120°. And then the surface of the polymer substrate is subjected to chemical plating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: BYD Company Limited
    Inventors: Qing Gong, Wei Zhou, Yongliang Sun
  • Patent number: 10106691
    Abstract: To be provided is a metal paste from which an electrode having high electrode activity as a sensor electrode of various gas sensors can be produced. The present invention is a metal paste for forming a gas sensor electrode obtained by dispersing a conductive particle including Pt or a Pt alloy and a ceramic powder including zirconia or stabilized zirconia, or any of zirconia and stabilized zirconia and one or more oxides of La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, and Hf in a solvent, the metal paste further including an inorganic oxide particle containing alumina and an insoluble particle that is insoluble in the solvent, in which 0.5 or more to 3.0 mass % or less of the inorganic oxide particle and 1.0 to 5.0 mass % of the insoluble particle are dispersed based on the mass of the solid content of the conductive particle, the ceramic powder, the inorganic oxide particle, and the insoluble particle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: TANAKA KIKINZOKU KOGYO K.K.
    Inventors: Nobuhisa Okamoto, Takuya Hosoi, Nobuyuki Akiyama, Akihiro Nakai, Shigekazu Onozumi
  • Patent number: 10105817
    Abstract: An article of footwear is made by (a) providing a component having a contaminant on a receiving area of a surface; (b) blast cleaning the receiving area of the surface by propelling an abrasive alkali, alkaline earth, or ammonium compound in a pressurized gas stream against the receiving area; (c) applying a pressurized gas stream free of the abrasive compound, liquid water, and organic liquid to the receiving area to remove any residual abrasive compound from the receiving area of the surface to produce a cleaned receiving area; (d) applying a layer of material to the cleaned receiving area, wherein the material is selected from the group consisting of adhesives and coating compositions; and (e) incorporating the component into an article of footwear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Geun Rok Park
  • Patent number: 10099271
    Abstract: A pin fin forming method is a method of forming a plurality of pin fins on a surface of a metal plate by subjecting the metal plate to extrusion using a die having a plurality of through-holes and a roll. The pin fin forming method includes placing the metal plate between the die and the roll, and pressing the metal plate from a first end of the metal plate to a second end of the metal plate, by moving the roll relative to the die. The metal plate is pressed from the first end of the metal plate to the second end of the metal plate, in a state where a side surface of the second end of the metal plate and an upper surface of the second end of the metal plate are fixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hirofumi Inoshita, Akinori Tomioka
  • Patent number: 9939846
    Abstract: Provided is a display device including: a bottom member; a display panel on the bottom member, the display panel configured to emit light; a top member on the display panel; a touch screen panel on the top member; and a groove region formed by removing at least a portion of at least one of the top member and the bottom member at a bent portion of the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Namkung, Soon-Ryong Park, Seok-Gi Baek, Chul-Woo Jeong
  • Patent number: 9924857
    Abstract: An endoscope reprocessor includes a medicinal solution tank configured to store a medicinal solution; a first detachable portion provided in the medicinal solution tank and configured to detachably hold the concentration meter such that a measuring surface of the concentration meter is placed in the medicinal solution tank; a preserving fluid tank configured to store a preserving fluid of the concentration meter; and a second detachable portion provided in the preserving fluid tank and configured to detachably hold the concentration meter such that the measuring surface of the concentration meter is placed in the preserving fluid tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yumiko Awau
  • Patent number: 9877641
    Abstract: An endoscope reprocessor includes a medicinal solution tank configured to store a medicinal solution; a first detachable portion provided in the medicinal solution tank and configured to detachably hold the concentration meter such that a measuring surface of the concentration meter is placed in the medicinal solution tank; a preserving fluid tank configured to store a preserving fluid of the concentration meter; and a second detachable portion provided in the preserving fluid tank and configured to detachably hold the concentration meter such that the measuring surface of the concentration meter is placed in the preserving fluid tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yumiko Awau
  • Patent number: 9663401
    Abstract: An optical coating structure includes a substrate, an anti-reflective coating layer, a base coating layer, an antibacterial coating layer, and a protective coating layer. The anti-reflective coating layer is disposed on the substrate. The anti-reflective coating layer covers the substrate. The base coating layer covers the anti-reflective coating layer. The antibacterial coating layer is disposed on the base coating layer, and the antibacterial coating layer is an interlayer. The protective coating layer covers the antibacterial coating layer. A super-hydrophobic coating layer or an anti-fingerprint coating layer may cover the protective coating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignees: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD., DON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang-Wook Lee, Chung-Soo Ha, Jong-Kap Jo, Jin-Ho Cho, Do-Hyun Shin
  • Patent number: 9593049
    Abstract: A method of forming a ceramic matrix composite are described herein. The method may include infiltrating a fiber preform with a solution comprising a refractory precursor in solution with a solvent. The refractory precursor may include a compound having at least one refractory metal element. The method may further include removing the solvent from the fiber preform, and reducing the refractory precursor to form a refractory metal that includes the refractory metal element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignees: Rolls-Royce High Temperature Composites, Inc., Rolls-Royce Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen I. Harris, Sungbo Shim, Robert J. Shinavski, Sean E. Landwehr
  • Patent number: 9499718
    Abstract: A process for the production of an OEM base coat/clear top coat multi-layer coating wherein a waterborne base coat composition is spray-applied by electrostatically-assisted high speed rotary atomization is provided. The waterborne base coat composition comprises binder solids comprising about 20 to about 100 wt. % of an aqueously dispersed polyurethane urea resin with a carboxyl number of 10 to 50 mg KOH/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: AXALTA COATING SYSTEMS IP CO., LLC
    Inventors: Charlotte Enkisch-Krug, Petra Stoffel, Carmen Flosbach
  • Patent number: 9461185
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a coated glass element including a glass component and a coating adhered to the glass component through siloxane linkages, the coating having at least one of an anti-reflective property, a high abrasion resistance property and a hydrophobic property, wherein the coating comprises a dried gel formed from at least one hydrolyzed alkoxysilane-based sol and at least one hydrolyzed organosilane-based sol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Enki Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Vinod Nair, Brenor L. Brophy
  • Patent number: 9353268
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses abrasion resistant, persistently hydrophobic and oleophobic, anti-reflective and anti-soiling coatings for glass. The coatings described herein have wide application, including for example the front cover glass of solar modules. Methods of applying the coatings using various apparatus are disclosed. Methods for using the coatings in solar energy generation plants to achieve greater energy yield and reduced operations costs are disclosed. Coating materials are formed by combinations of hydrolyzed silane-base precursors through sol-gel processes. Several methods of synthesis and formulation of coating materials are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Enki Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Brenor L. Brophy, Vinod Nair, Bakul Champaklal Dave
  • Patent number: 9347706
    Abstract: A reduced pressure drying method and device for a substrate are presented. Firstly, a substrate is placed in a sealed space; then the surface to-be-dried of the substrate is partitioned into a predetermined number of sealed regions; thereafter, the sealed regions are subjected to pressure reduction through gas extraction; finally, the sealed regions are dried through gas insufflation, and then the substrate is taken out from the sealed space. The method can perform reduced pressure drying to various-sized substrates, ensuring uniform pressure and humidity and avoiding formation of reduced pressure drying speckles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP., LTD., BEIJING BOE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Song Wang, Jiyu Wan, He Feng, Hongjiang Wu
  • Patent number: 9345149
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relates generally to the manufacture of printed circuit boards (PCB's) or printed wiring boards (PWB's), and particularly to methods for treating smooth copper surfaces to increase the adhesion between a copper surface and an organic substrate. More particularly, embodiments of the present invention related to methods of achieving improved bonding strength of PCBs without roughening the topography of the copper surface. The bonding interface between the treated copper and the resin layer of the PCB exhibits excellent resistance to heat, moisture, and chemicals involved in post-lamination process steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: eSionic Corp.
    Inventors: Jen-Chieh Wei, Zhiming Liu, Steven Z. Shi, Werner G. Kuhr
  • Patent number: 9329174
    Abstract: This invention provides a technique enabling to detect target molecules of low concentration with high sensitivity. This invention includes (i) a step of introducing a hydrophilic solvent (42) containing beads (40),(41?) into a space (30) between (a) a lower layer section (10) including a plurality of receptacles (13) each of which is capable of storing only one of the beads (41),(41?) and which are separated from each other by a side wall (12) having a hydrophobic upper surface and (b) an upper layer section (20) facing a surface of the lower layer section (10) on which surface the plurality of receptacles (13) are provided; and (ii) a step of introducing a hydrophobic solvent (43) into the space (30), the step (ii) being carried out after the step (i).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AGENCY
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Noji, Ryota Iino, Suguru Araki
  • Patent number: 9249512
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for coating a surface of a substrate made of nonmetallic material with a metal layer consisting of providing a substrate made of nonmetallic material; subjecting a surface of said substrate to a treatment for increasing the specific surface area thereof; subjecting the resulting surface to an oxidizing treatment; contacting the resulting substrate with a solution containing an ion of a metal from groups IB and VIII of the Periodic Table; obtaining a substrate comprising ions of a metal that are chemically attached to the nonmetallic material constituting the substrate on at least one of its surfaces; subjecting the ions to a reducing treatment to obtain a substrate comprising atoms of a metal that are chemically attached to the nonmetallic material constituting the substrate on a part of at least one of its surfaces; and contacting the resulting surface with a solution containing ions of a metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: PEGASTECH
    Inventors: Sebastien Roussel, Frida Gilbert
  • Publication number: 20150140312
    Abstract: A method and product for creating a customizable fabric for specific end-use composites is provided. This method includes creating a three-dimensional matrix on woven fabrics, such as glass or carbon fiber fabrics via the addition of nanoparticles and a coupling agent; and, attaching a functional group compatible to specific resins dependent upon end use. The resulting product is a resin-free fabric with specific functional groups attached, ready to receive a particular polymer resin. Alternatively, the process may continue through to the addition of a polymer resin, resulting in a completed composite product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: H Landis Carter, Shobha Murari
  • Publication number: 20150136303
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for manufacturing a compound heat sink. Firstly, providing an artificial graphite sheet, and then performing a surface treatment process on the artificial graphite sheet to form a rugged structure on the artificial graphite sheet as a first embedding structure. Finally, forming a metal layer covering the rugged structure, and performing a pressing bonding process to form a second embedding structure corresponding to the first embedding structure to bond the metal layer and the artificial graphite sheet. Namely, the artificial graphite sheet and the metal layer are bonded by the first and second embedding structures for increasing the bonding strength between two heterogeneous materials as well as reducing the interfacial heat resistance. Thereby, the stability of heat dissipation performance can be improved, and a volumetric heat capacity of the compound heat sink from 1.1 to 3.5 J/(cm3·K) is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: HUNG-YUAN LI, TSUNG-CHEN CHIANG
  • Publication number: 20150136431
    Abstract: The invention provides a novel bentonite-fiberglass fire blanket, comprising: bentonite and fiberglass and an optional mesh fabric, such as cheesecloth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: William Ploumis, Eleni Ploumis
  • Publication number: 20150140338
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for treating a substrate are provided. The composition contains a corrosion-inhibiting metal cation and a conjugated compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: PCR-DeSoto International, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric L. Morris
  • Patent number: 9034430
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Inventors: Haihua Zhou, Yanlin Song
  • Patent number: 9034422
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods of treating an article surface. The method comprises removing a metal oxide surface from the metal substrate to expose a metal surface; and delivering particles comprising a dopant from at least one fluid jet to the metal surface to impregnate the surface of the article with the dopant. The method also comprises delivering substantially simultaneously a first set of particles comprising a dopant and a second set of particles comprising an abrasive from at least one fluid jet to a surface of an article to impregnate the surface of the article with the dopant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: EnBio Limited
    Inventors: John Gerard O'Donoghue, Donncha Haverty
  • Publication number: 20150128807
    Abstract: A filter system and method of making same is disclosed. The system includes one or more of filter units, each having a plurality of spaced apart hydrophilic filter tubes coated with an attractant that entrains particulates without the need for woven filter material. The filter tubes may have a plurality of apertures therethrough to increase the surface area of the filter tubes. The filter units may be placed adjacent to each other but with their filter tubes laterally offset to increase the likelihood that particles will engage at least one coated tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Dexwet International AG
    Inventor: Erich J. Peteln
  • Patent number: 9028915
    Abstract: A method for forming a photoresist layer on a semiconductor device is disclosed. An exemplary includes providing a wafer. The method further includes spinning the wafer during a first cycle at a first speed, while a pre-wet material is dispensed over the wafer and spinning the wafer during the first cycle at a second speed, while the pre-wet material continues to be dispensed over the wafer. The method further includes spinning the wafer during a second cycle at the first speed, while the pre-wet material continues to be dispensed over the wafer and spinning the wafer during the second cycle at the second speed, while the pre-wet material continues to be dispensed over the wafer. The method further includes spinning the wafer at a third speed, while a photoresist material is dispensed over the wafer including the pre-wet material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chun-Wei Chang, Chih-Chien Wang, Wang-Pen Mo, Hung-Chang Hsieh
  • Publication number: 20150125609
    Abstract: A spray coating system has a wash module with an enclosed wash space. A plurality of liquid tanks disperse liquids within the wash space via emitters. A spray module has at least one spray port coupled to an enclosed spray space. A part hanger dimensioned to carry parts, is rotatable about a vertical axis while in the wash space and the spray space. A conveyor may be included, for example, for transporting the part hanger between the wash space and the spray space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Torrent Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Lawrence Wayne Savage
  • Publication number: 20150118398
    Abstract: An embodiment prevents equipment fouling (deposition of unwanted material) in an oil recovery system via implementing passivation of metallic components. By preventing or at least slowing or inhibiting corrosion of equipment or components via passivation, such as passivating heat exchangers, metallic piping, and the like, an embodiment in turn reduces fouling thereof. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2015
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Robert Wright BEDINGER III, Benjamin Edward NIEMASECK, Mark Jason PUCHOVICH, John RICHARDSON
  • Publication number: 20150118392
    Abstract: The invention relates to a friction ring, in particular for wet-running clutches or transmissions, having a carrier (10) and a friction lining (12), with a friction lining starting material (20) being a mixture at least of a thermosetting binder and a filler, and with the friction lining starting material (20) having a non-flowable, pasty processing consistency and the friction lining (12) having a solid final consistency after processing on the carrier (10). The invention further relates to a method of producing such a friction ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Andreas OHR, Michael BERGHEIM
  • Publication number: 20150110990
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provide for: a glass substrate having first and second opposing surfaces, and a plurality of edge surfaces extending transversely between the first and second opposing surfaces; a layer disposed on, and adhered to, at least one of the first, second, and edge surfaces of the substrate, where the layer includes: (i) one of an oligomer and resin; (ii) a monomer; and (iii) nanometer-sized silica particles of at least about 2-50 weight percent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Hsin-Chieh Chou, Donald Arthur Clark, Sinue Gomez, Kimberly Michelle Keegan, Arthur Winston Martin, James Robert Matthews, Prakash Chandra Panda, Paul John Shustack, Lu Zhang
  • Publication number: 20150098972
    Abstract: A coated wet-chemically oxidized aluminum effect pigment is provided having at least one metal oxide layer having at least one metal oxide which differs from aluminum oxide and an enveloping organic polymer layer, wherein the weight ratio of the metal oxide of the metal oxide layer to aluminum oxide in the wet-chemically produced aluminum oxide layer of uncoated wet-chemically oxidized aluminum effect pigment is in a range of from 1:1 to 1:40. Also, a method for the production of the pigment is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Dirk Schumacher, Michael Gruener, Sebastian Hoefener, Oliver Struck
  • Publication number: 20150096249
    Abstract: A subfloor component comprises a hardboard panel having first and second opposing faces and a plurality of intersecting grooves to define, in cross-section, a plurality of pedestals having walls that extend into the panel from the first face generally toward the second face. At least one of the pedestals has at least one wall that is undercut. The subfloor component also comprises a film of substantially moisture-impervious material attached to the first face of the panel and that conforms to the tops and walls of the pedestals and to the bottoms of the grooves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Victor Amend
  • Publication number: 20150099060
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of coating and curing, including conveying a substantially flat substrate to be coated with a conveyor system through a combination roll coating and curing facility, wherein the combination roll coating and curing facility comprises at least one roll coating facility and at least one curing facility, roll coating the substantially flat substrate with a continuous sol gel coating material with the at least one roll coating facility, and curing the sol gel coating material on the substantially flat substrate with an air knife of the at least one curing facility, wherein the air knife is adapted to direct a heated stream of air to cure the continuous sol gel coating material while an interior of the substantially flat substrate remains at a temperature substantially lower than a temperature of air from the air knife.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Brenor L. Brophy, Peter R. Gonsalves, Yu S. Yang, Patrick J. Neyman
  • Patent number: 8999447
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing soil-resistant glass the surface of which is covered with a coating film having a high hardness, and the soil-resistant glass are provided. A coating film comprising titania or/and titania-silica is formed by coating a glass surface with a photocatalyst solution comprising the titania or/and the titania-silica each having a photocatalytic function and heating the applied photocatalyst solution at a temperature higher than at least 100° C. The heating temperature may be a temperature higher than 100° C. and 300° C. or lower. The time of heating at the above-mentioned temperature may be at least 2 minutes or longer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Asaka Riken Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Morito, Katsuyuki Sasazaki, Katsuyuki Nakano, Etsuo Nomura
  • Patent number: 8993068
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention is directed to methods for modification of functionalized substrates. In another aspect, the invention relates to systems and methods for fabricating multilayer polymer compositions. In certain embodiments, the multilayer polymer compositions described herein can comprise heterobifunctional polymers and heterotrifunctional molecules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
    Inventors: Jeffrey T. Koberstein, Hernan R. Rengifo, Cristian Grigoras, Jeffrey Lancaster
  • Patent number: 8986776
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a microbial substance-releasing layer on a technical surface. The inventive method comprises three steps: a) producing a solution from polyvinylacetate, a preservative agent and a solvent, b) applying the solution to the technical surface, and c) drying the solution applied to the technical surface while forming the layer. The inventive method is characterized by using benzoic acid, sorbic acid, natamycin, bacteriocines, plant extracts or mixtures thereof as the preservative agent and an ethanol/water mixture, ethyl acetate or acetone as the solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Eva Kensbock, Theresa Sandmeier, Barbara Maria Sandmeier, Ulrich Matthias Sandmeier, Stephan Maximillian Sandmeier
  • Publication number: 20150079278
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a slip for producing an aluminum diffusion layer which comprises an Al-containing powder and an Si-containing powder and a binder, the slurry further comprising an Al-containing powder the powder particles of which are coated with Si. The invention further relates to a process for producing an aluminum diffusion layer, comprising the following steps: providing a slurry according to any one of the preceding claims, applying the slurry to a component surface on which the aluminum diffusion layer is to be created, drying and/or curing by way of a heat treatment at a first temperature, and diffusion annealing at a second temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Martin Stapel, Natividad Lopez Lavernia, Horst Pillhoefer, Max Morant, Max Niegl
  • Publication number: 20150072068
    Abstract: The embodiments disclosed herein relate to construction systems, assemblies, and methods. The construction systems can include concrete dispensing assemblies. The concrete dispensing assemblies can be configured to dispense a plurality of discrete units. The concrete dispensing assemblies can also be configured to simultaneously dispense two or more concrete mixtures. One or more dispensing parameter may be controllable, for example, by a computer control system. Additives and/or curing agents may also be used. Exemplary curing agents include carbon dioxide containing materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Elwha, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Bowers, Bran Ferren, W. Daniel Hillis, Roderick A. Hyde, Cameron A. Myhrvold, Conor L. Myhrvold, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Clarence T. Tegreene, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.