Heating Or Drying Pretreatment Patents (Class 427/314)
  • Patent number: 10384400
    Abstract: A method of preparing a thermoplastic resin composite includes laminating a matrix resin layer and a reinforcing resin layer to prepare a resin laminate, and heat-bonding the resin laminate, and prior to the step of heat-bonding the resin laminate, fixing one or more selected from the group consisting of the reinforcing resin layer and the resin laminate using a stitch resin having a draw ratio of less than 10:1 and a melting point of 150° C. or lower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hyun Min Kang, Deok Woo Yun
  • Patent number: 10302824
    Abstract: Provided is a method of preparing a light scattering layer including voids as a light scattering enhancer instead of metal oxide particles. Provided is also a light scattering layer including voids as a light scattering enhancer instead of metal oxide particles. Provided is also an organic electroluminescent device including the light scattering layer that includes voids as the light scattering enhancer instead of metal oxide particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignees: CORNING PRECISION MATERIALS CO., LTD., SAMSUNG ELECTRONIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seohyun Kim, Gunsang Yoon, Yunyoung Kwon, Kyungwook Park
  • Patent number: 10117435
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition for treating plants inflicted with a bacterial disease transmitted by a psyllid vector, and methods of treating plant disease transmitted by a psyllid vector. The composition comprises an organosilane, preferably an organosilane quaternary ammonium, and a photocatalyst, such as titanium dioxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Nano Photo Sciences, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher C. Willette, Thomas D. Anspach
  • Patent number: 10046969
    Abstract: An apparatus of the present invention for producing an aligned carbon nanotube includes: at least one injection section including at least one injection hole from which a raw material gas is injected to a base substrate; an exhaust vent for exhausting the raw material gas; and an exhaust section including a plurality of exhaust vents, the plurality of exhaust vents being provided so as to be closer to the exhaust vent than a plurality of injection holes included in the at least one injection hole of the at least one injection section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignees: ZEON CORPORATION, NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Akiyoshi Shibuya, Kenji Hata, Motoo Yumura
  • Patent number: 9617433
    Abstract: A corrosion inhibiting coating for metal objects as well as a method for applying a coating is described. Said coating comprising at least one cerium oxide and at least one polymer. The polymer comprises at least one cathecholic component covalently bound thereto, and the at least one polymer displays a net positive charge at a pH of 7. The material inventive coating is environmental friendly and does not display serious health risks. Further an excellent corrosion inhibition is obtained for metals, even for carbon steel. The corrosion the properties of a coated surface is comparable with those of stainless steel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: BIOPOLYMER TECHNOLOGY OF SWEDEN AB
    Inventors: Majid Sababi, Fan Zhang, Pan Jinshan, Per Claesson, Andra Dedinaité, Olga Krivosheeva
  • Patent number: 9403992
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment provides coated polymeric substrates that have a polymeric substrate body with a coated surface. The surface coating includes more than one pair of coating layers. Each pair of coating layers includes a first applied coating layer and a second applied coating layer. In addition, an indicator, applied on top of or between coating layers, provides an indication of wear of the coating. The first and second applied coating layers have a thickness between about 3 to about 10 nanometers. The coating exhibits a Hall-Petch effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Kjersta L. Larson-Smith, Shawn M. Pare, Vasan S. Sundaram
  • Patent number: 9200163
    Abstract: Surface treatment agent with high photocatalytic and sanitary effects based on TiO2 nanoparticles comprising 10 to 500 g of TiO2 nanoparticles per 1 liter of water, and binding ingredient A, which is an inorganic binder selected from the group comprising ZnO, MgO, CaO, Ca(OH)2, Mg(OH)2, CaCO3, MgCO3, Na2CO3, K2CO3 in the amount of 0.1 to 10% by weight related to the N weight of TiO2. Agent for treatment of surfaces for application on surfaces, which comprise a minimum of 50% of substances selected from the group formed by CaCO3, MgCO3 ZnO, MgO, CaO, Ca(OH)2, Mg(OH)2 or their mixtures, where the agent contains 10 to 500 g of TiO2 nanoparticles per 1 liter of water, and optionally contains a minimum of 0.1 wt % H2CO3 related to the weight of TiO2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: ADVANCED MATERIALS-JIJ S.R.O.
    Inventors: Jan Prochazka, Sr., Jan Prochazka, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150129049
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for detecting molecules of interest within a collected sample are described herein. In certain embodiments, self-contained sample analysis systems are disclosed, which include a reusable reader component, a disposable cartridge component, and a disposable sample collection component. In some embodiments, the reader component communicates with a remote computing device for the digital transmission of test protocols and test results. In various disclosed embodiments, the systems, components, and methods are configured to identify the presence, absence, and/or quantity of particular nucleic acids, proteins, or other analytes of interest, for example, in order to test for the presence of one or more pathogens or contaminants in a sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Ayub Khattak, Clinton Sever
  • 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: 20150103639
    Abstract: The present invention describes the use of amine molecules (N) and phosphonic compounds (P) for coating surfaces intended to be used in the field of horology. Since these two types of compounds are alkaline and acid in nature, they form pairs of ions that interact with all types of surfaces, whether these are composed of mineral materials such as glass, metal, non-oxidised materials (inter alia gold, rhodium and their alloys), or also polymeric materials. Taking advantage of the surprising complementary nature of these two types of compounds, the present inventors propose a composition and a coating process that enable functionalisation layers to be formed on any type of material, in particular those used in clock mechanisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: Association Suisse pour la Recherche Horlogere
    Inventors: David Portet, Gregory Le Collinet
  • 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: 8999428
    Abstract: The invention relates to an orthopedic cushion made from a filled elastomer or softened thermoplastics and can be provided with a thin friction-reducing coating made from a non-polar, non-hydrophilic slip-increasing polymer coating namely poly(para-xylene). According to the invention, the above can be achieved by means of a method in which the polymerized polyurethane cushion is subjected to at least one pretreatment step in which volatile components are removed to such an extent as to be able to be immediately coated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Otto Bock Healthcare GmbH
    Inventor: Klaus-Peter Anhalt
  • 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: 20150064406
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a fluoride spray coating covered member in which a fluoride spray coating firmly adheres by coating carbide cermet to a surface of a substrate and interposing it, and to propose a method therefor. [Solution] A fluoride spray coating is formed in such a manner that an undercoat layer of carbide cermet, which covers a substrate in a film-shaped manner while a tip portion of carbide cermet particles is embedded in the substrate, or a primer part of carbide cermet, is formed by blowing a carbide cermet material at a high velocity by using a spray gun to a surface of the substrate, and after that, a fluoride particle is sprayed thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Yoshio Harada, Kenichiro Togoe
  • Publication number: 20150037590
    Abstract: Compositions comprising (B1) at least one polyisocyanate-group-containing compound (B1) having free or blocked isocyanate groups and a cycloaliphatic polyisocyanate parent structure, and/or a polyisocyanate derived therefrom, and (B2) at least one polyisocyanate-group-containing compound (B2) having free or blocked isocyanate groups and an acyclic, aliphatic polyisocyanate parent structure, and/or a polyisocyanate derived therefrom, where at least one of component (B1) and component (B2) comprise at least one structural unit selected from the group of structural unit (I) —NR—(X—SiR?x(OR?)3?x)??(I), structural unit (II) —N(X—SiR?x(OR?)3?x)n(X?—SiR?y(OR?)3?y)m??(II), and mixtures of two or more of the foregoing, wherein the compound (B1) is in an amount such that the binder fraction of the compound (B1) is between 5% and 45% by weight, based on the sum of the binder fraction of the compound (B1) and of the compound (B2), and the mixture of components (B1) and (B2) includes structural units (I) and structu
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: BASF Coatings GmbH
    Inventors: Matthijs Groenewolt, Günter Klein, Oliver Hilge, Berthold Austrup, Katharina Huebner
  • Publication number: 20150017342
    Abstract: A gaseous p-xylylene monomer, formed by reacting xylene with a monatomic oxygen source, is mixed with a functional gaseous monomer. The resulting mixture may be deposited and solidified on a substrate, which may optionally be exposed to a photoinitiating light energy and/or a permittivity enhancing electric or magnetic field. Alternatively, the resulting gaseous mixture may be trapped and condensed in a condenser, which may contain a solvent to facilitate trapping. The condensate may be mixed with a tertiary substance, e.g., another monomer, a reactive substance or an inert material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: David R. Carver, Robert G. Carver, Bradford Fulfer, Jaime Gibbs
  • Publication number: 20150013765
    Abstract: A multi-layered film, a backsheet for photovoltaic modules, a method of manufacturing the same, and a photovoltaic module are provided. The multi-layered film can be configured so that a resin layer including a fluorine-based polymer and an oxazoline group-containing polymer is formed on a substrate. As a result, the resin layer including the fluorine-based polymer can have excellent durability and weather resistance, and show high interfacial adhesive strength to the substrate. During the preparation of the multi-layered film, a drying process can also be performed at a relatively low temperature, so that the manufacturing costs can be reduced and the quality of the product can be prevented from being deteriorated by thermal deformation or thermal shock. The multi-layered film may be effectively used as the backsheet in a variety of photovoltaic modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Hyun Cheol KIM, Yoon Kyung KWON
  • Publication number: 20140363684
    Abstract: A coating process and coated article are disclosed. The coating process includes positioning an article relative to an inductor, heating the article with the inductor, then applying a coating material over the article to form a crystalline coating. The heating of the article increases a first temperature of a surface of the article to a second temperature favoring crystal formation. Another coating process includes positioning an article, uniformly heating a surface of the article to a second temperature favoring crystal formation, then applying an environmental barrier coating material over the surface of the article to form a crystalline environmental barrier coating. The application of the environmental barrier coating is performed through air plasma spray deposition. The coated article includes an article having a complex geometry, and a crystalline coating applied on a surface of the article. The crystalline coating includes increased resistant to delamination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Joshua Lee MARGOLIES, Theodore Robert GROSSMAN
  • Publication number: 20140363577
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing molten metal infiltration into a component is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Andrew J. Lazur
  • Publication number: 20140356539
    Abstract: A plating apparatus 20 includes a substrate holding device 110 configured to hold a substrate W; a discharging device 21 configured to discharge a plating liquid 35 toward the substrate W held by the substrate holding device 110; and a plating liquid supplying device 30 connected to the discharging device 21 and configured to supply the plating liquid 35 to the discharging device 21. A gas supplying device 170 is configured to heat a heating gas G having a higher specific heat capacity than air and supply the heated heating gas G toward the substrate W held by the substrate holding device 110. Further, a controller 160 is configured to control at least the discharging device 21, the plating liquid supplying device 30, and the gas supplying device 170.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Yuichiro Inatomi, Takashi Tanaka, Mitsuaki Iwashita
  • Publication number: 20140338740
    Abstract: The preparation of cementitious articles with a high surface finish, useful for the preparation of electrical devices, in particular photovoltaic devices, is described. The process involves exposing a prefabricated cementitious article to specific temperature and pressure intervals, for a given time period, and then coating the article thus treated with a polymer film, preferably based on polyimide, in specific quantities. Heat-resistant cementitious surfaces with a low, controlled and regular roughness, without pointlike defects, suitable for the deposition of additional thin films, in particular metallic films and absorbent films, typically used for the manufacture of photo voltaic cells and/or modules, are obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Roberta Alfani, Claudia Capone, Antonio Rombola' Ottavio
  • Patent number: 8888920
    Abstract: The present invention is an imprint system including an imprint unit transferring a transfer pattern to a coating film formed on a substrate using a template having the transfer pattern formed on a front surface thereof to form a predetermined pattern in the coating film, the imprint system including: a substrate carry-in/out station connected to the imprint unit, capable of keeping a plurality of the substrates, and carrying the substrate into/out of the imprint unit side; and a template carry-in/out station connected to the imprint unit, capable of keeping a plurality of the templates, and carrying the template into/out of the imprint unit side at a predetermined timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Shoichi Terada, Yoshio Kimura, Takahiro Kitano
  • Patent number: 8877292
    Abstract: The bicycle wheel manufactured by the method of the present invention is made of composite material and has two opposite braking surfaces, each of which is coated with a fluoride polymer layer. Specifically, the braking surfaces are sand blasted to remove a releasing agent layer coated on the wheel. The wheel is, thereafter, placed in a spraying machine at about 100 degree Celsius and then the braking surfaces are spray-coated with a material selected from the group consisting of polytetrafluoro ethylene, fluoride ethylene-propylene copolymer, polyfluoroalkyl, ethylene-tetrafluoro ethylene copolymer and the mixture thereof until a thickness of the material is bigger than 0.4 cm. Thereafter, the wheel is gradually heated to make the material set and form the fluoride polymer layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Carbotec Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Michael Lee
  • Patent number: 8877289
    Abstract: A method for anti-stain treatment of fabric is disclosed. The method for anti-stain treatment of fabric includes: immersing fabric in an aqueous solution containing a telomerized perfluoroalkyl acrylate copolymer, and a crosslinking agent, such as an isocyanate crosslinking agent; dehydrating the immersed fabric; drying the dehydrated fabric; heat treating the dried fabric; and coating the heat-treated fabric with a flame retardant, such as an acrylic flame retardant, to provide flame retardancy. The method provides a car seat fabric having superior stain resistance, water repellency and oil repellency without degradation of other properties required for the car seat fabric, such as flame retardancy, lightfastness, frictional coloration, or the like. The method is widely applicable to commercially applicable car seat fabrics, including flat woven, flat tricot, double raschel, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kolonglotech, Inc.
    Inventors: Mi Jung Yun, Jeong Seok Oh, Gun Kang, Kie Youn Jeong, Shin Hyouk Kang, Yeun Bong Park, Hyung Kook Kim, Yun Mi Kim
  • Publication number: 20140314499
    Abstract: The present invention has as its purpose a composition (1) for an outside surface, characterized in that this composition (1) includes at least a mixture of a microporous mineral of the zeolite type (2) and a salt (3) in order to allow for an adsorption and/or desorption effect, said composition (1) including at least partially coating the microporous mineral of the zeolite type (2) by a permeable film (9).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: BenoÏt Pintat
  • Patent number: 8840728
    Abstract: The present invention is a template treatment apparatus forming a film of a release agent on a template having a transfer pattern formed on a front surface thereof, the template treatment apparatus including: a treatment station forming a film of a release agent on the front surface of the template; and a template carry-in/out station capable of keeping a plurality of the templates, and carrying the template into/out of the treatment station, wherein the treatment station includes: a cleaning unit cleaning the front surface of the template; a coating unit applying a release agent to the cleaned front surface of the template; a heating unit baking the applied release agent; and a carry unit carrying the template to the cleaning unit, the coating unit, and the heating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Shoichi Terada, Yoshio Kimura, Takahiro Kitano
  • Patent number: 8840961
    Abstract: A sticky valve or slide mechanism within a musical wind instrument is opened, wiped dry, cleaned and lubricated with a composition including diatomaceous earth, a solvent, and a lubricant, and closed, making the instrument ready to play with the composition being left within the valve or slide mechanism. When the mechanism again becomes sticky, it is wiped dry and lubricated with a conventional lubricant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Inventor: Salvatore Lucca
  • Publication number: 20140272298
    Abstract: A layered coating for a sapphire component is described herein. The sapphire component comprises one or more layers of alumina adhered to the surface of a sapphire member. At least the first layer of alumina adheres to the surface of the sapphire member filling all defects in the surface forming a pristine new layer that also provides isolation from damage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Dale N. Memering, Christopher D. Prest, Matthew Rogers
  • Patent number: 8828555
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method for forming a patterned conductive film, which comprises the step of bringing a substrate having a layer made of platinum microcrystal particles formed thereon in a pattern and a complex of an amine compound and an aluminum hydride into contact with each other at a temperature of 50 to 120° C. According to the present invention, there is provided a method for forming a patterned conductive layer, which can ensure electrical bonding with a substrate and also can be suitably applied to various electronic devices, simply without requiring a massive and heavy apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignees: Japan Science and Technology Agency, JSR Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuya Shimoda, Yasuo Matsuki, Zhongrong Shen
  • Publication number: 20140248435
    Abstract: For the coating of a substrate, at least in part of mineral materials, a composition contains a formulation having at least two components. The first component is a base having at least one OH-functionalized binding agent, such as at least one polyacrylate having a styrene content of approx. ?30%. The second component, contains at least one aliphatic isocyanate or a polymer thereof, and at least one filler substance has an organic base, such as polyurethane or polymethyl methacrylate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: FIBRECEM HOLDING AG
    Inventors: Mathias Hämmerli, Paul Szegedy, Gerald Trabesinger, Klemens Bösch
  • Patent number: 8808801
    Abstract: A method of preparing nanostructured zinc oxide layers on a substrate by chemical spray pyrolysis at moderate deposition temperatures from 350.degree. C. to 600.degree. C. is disclosed. An aqueous or aqueous alcoholic solution comprising zinc chloride or zinc acetate as precursors is prepared and sprayed onto the preheated substrate so that the precursor reacts to form zinc oxide layer on the substrate. Thiourea or urea may be also added to the solution. Glass, silicon, or metal oxide covered glass can be used as the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventors: Malle Krunks, Ilona Oja-Acik, Tatjana Dedova
  • Publication number: 20140227169
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a zinc oxide thin film includes: preparing a basic solution containing tetrahydroxozincate (II) ions and having a pH of 10 or more; diluting the basic solution such that the pH becomes 8.5 or less; applying the basic solution to a substrate; and heating the basic solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasutaka Nishi, Makoto Nakazumi, Yusuke Taki
  • Patent number: 8802199
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying segmented ceramic coatings includes means for supporting and moving one or more substrates; one or more heat sources disposed proximate to one or more substrates, wherein at least one of the heat sources is positioned to apply a heat stream to pre-heat a thermal gradient zone on a surface of a substrate; a material deposition device disposed proximate to one or more heat sources, wherein the material deposition device is positioned to deposit a material on a deposition area located behind the thermal gradient zone on the surface; and means for monitoring a surface temperature of one or more substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher W. Strock, Charles G. Davis
  • Publication number: 20140196899
    Abstract: High strength, degradable ball sealer for temporarily sealing off lower zones in a wellbore from the flow of a fluid injected into the well. The degradable ball sealer may also seal openings formed through slidable packers or sleeves received within a tubing string in the well, from the flow of a fluid injected into the well. The ball sealer includes an aluminum-based alloy matrix containing gallium, with graphitic carbon particulate and salt particulate homogeneously distributed within the aluminum-based alloy matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventors: Stephen W. JORDAN, Kenneth W. CORNETT, Paul A. DUDZINSKI
  • Publication number: 20140193583
    Abstract: A method and device for coating with polyimide solution are provided. The method includes the following steps: placing a glass substrate onto a support surface to form a face contact therebetween; heating the glass substrate to a preset coating temperature through the support surface; and coating the glass substrate with the polyimide solution. With the glass substrate heated before being coated, the polyimide solution diffusion and solvent evaporation during coating can be accelerated, which is conducive to controlling the temperature uniformity and consistency and preventing the cloud-like spots. The glass substrate in face contact with the support plate is more conducive to being fully heated, and can prevent the glass substrate from being heated non-uniformly due to the contact of the glass substrate with the supporting legs, thereby preventing the foot-like spots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ming Liu
  • Publication number: 20140178699
    Abstract: A method and a turbine part having a coating with a matrix layer that includes a high temperature resistant hydrophobic polysiloxane filler, wherein the coating has superior mechanical strength and temperature resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: ALSTOM Technology Ltd
    Inventors: Thomas WIDMER, Sven OLLIGES, Alexander STANKOWSKI, Piero-Daniele GRASSO, Mauro MELAS, Thomas BAUMANN
  • Publication number: 20140178600
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a coating method and a coating device. The coating method includes: heating a to-be-coated area of a to-be-coated member; and coating the heated to-be-coated area of the to-be-coated member. Therefore, by pre-heating the to-be-coated area of the to-be-coated member, the temperature of the to-be-coated area of the to-be-coated member is increased to reduce the temperature difference between the to-be-coated area of the to-be-coated member and the coating air flow, which prevents the mixture contained in the coating air flow from generating crystalline material on the to-be-coated area of the to-be-coated member. Thus, the coating layer can be stuck to the to-be-coated area directly and tightly without block from the crystalline material located therebetween, and is prevented from falling off easily to improve the success rate and stability of the coating operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wenda Chen, Chujen Wu
  • Publication number: 20140161979
    Abstract: Chemical bath deposition (CBD) apparatuses and fabrication methods for compound thin films are presented. A chemical bath deposition apparatus includes a chemical bath reaction container, a substrate chuck for fixing a substrate arranged face-down toward the bottom of the chemical bath reaction container, multiple solution containers connecting to a reaction solution mixer and further connection to the chemical bath reaction container, and a temperature control system including a first heater controlling the temperature of the chemical bath reaction container, a second heater controlling the temperature of the substrate chuck, and a third heater controlling the temperature of the multiple solution containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Chung-Shin WU, Pei-Sun SHENG, Wei-Tse HSU
  • Publication number: 20140147601
    Abstract: Various methods are disclosed for coating or treating a substrate to enhance resistance of the substrate to at least one of cavitation and liquid impingement. One specific method may involve providing an amorphous metal composition which is able to be atomized. The amorphous metal composition may be applied as an atomized spray to a surface of the substrate via a high velocity spray operation to coat the surface. The coated surface may have at least one of a Vickers hardness number of at least about 1100 HVN, or a yield strength of at least about 700 MPa, or a thermal stability between about 600° C. and about 700° C., and is highly resistant to the effects of cavitation and/or liquid impingement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventors: Joseph C. FARMER, Alexander M. RUBENCHIK
  • Publication number: 20140134448
    Abstract: The laminated body includes a ceramic base member having an insulating property, an intermediate layer including metal or alloy as a main component formed on a surface of the ceramic base member, and a metal film layer (a circuit layer and a cooling fin) formed on a surface of the intermediate layer by accelerating a powder of metal or alloy with a gas and spraying and depositing the powder on the surface of the intermediate layer as the powder is in a solid state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: NHK SPRING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichiro Yamauchi, Satoshi Hirano, Shinji Saito, Toshihiko Hanamachi
  • Patent number: 8703294
    Abstract: The present invention provides a functionally graded bioactive glass/ceramic composite structure or bioactive glass/ceramic/bioactive glass sandwich structure for use in such applications as damage resistant, ceramic dental implants, immediate tooth replacement, endodontic posts, orthopedic prostheses, orthopedic stems, bone substitutes, bone screws, plates, and anchors, nonunion defects repair, alveolar ridge augmentation, missing small bone parts (e.g. fingers, toes, etc), maxilla facial reconstruction, spinal fusion, and scaffolds for bone regeneration, comprising a residual bioactive glass or glass-ceramic layer at all accessible surfaces, followed by an underlying graded glass-ceramic layer, and then an dense interior ceramic. Further, the invention provides methods for making the same structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: New York University
    Inventors: Yu Zhang, Racquel Legeros, Jae-Won Kim
  • Publication number: 20140105780
    Abstract: Disclosed are non-magnetic metal alloy compositions and applications that relate to non-magnetic metal alloys with excellent wear properties for use in dynamic three-body tribological wear environments where an absence of magnetic interference is required. In one aspect, the disclosure can relate to a drilling component for use in directional drilling applications capable of withstanding service abrasion. In a second aspect, a hardbanding for protecting a drilling component for use in directional drilling can be provided. In a third aspect, a method for prolonging service life of a drilling component for use in directional drilling can be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Scoperta, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Lee Cheney, John Hamilton Madok, Kyle Walter Rafa
  • Patent number: 8697190
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a coating method including the steps of providing a multi-component coating composition including two or more components, applying each component to a porous substrate, mixing each component with at least one other component thereby causing at least two components to undergo a chemical reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin W. Evanson, Brian L. Marty, Stephen M. Carlson, Andrew Ubel
  • Publication number: 20140093711
    Abstract: A scratch-resistant glass substrate is prepared by forming a hard, scratch-resistant layer over a major surface of the substrate. The layer is formed from an inorganic material such as a metal oxide, metal nitride, metal carbide, or metal boride using, for example, physical vapor deposition such as reactive or non-reactive sputtering at a process temperature of less than 500° C. The inorganic layer is resistant to micro-ductile scratching, which can safeguard the visible appearance of the glass substrate in use. The glass substrate can include chemically-strengthened glass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: Corning Incorporated
    Inventor: Charles Andrew Paulson
  • Publication number: 20140073454
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of manufacturing golf balls having covers of very high transparency, which method includes, prior to formation of the cover, a preformed body fabricating step wherein a temperature-responsive pigment that responds to a change in temperature by developing a color is included in or coated onto the preformed body. In this way, a preformed body that matches the cover to be formed can be easily and reliably identified from among a plurality of types of preformed bodies stored at a temporary storage place. The invention also provides golf balls having a construction suitable for carrying out such a manufacturing method. The invention enables golf balls of excellent visibility and stylishness to be efficiently produced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: BRIDGESTONE SPORTS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toshiro Wachi
  • Publication number: 20140069244
    Abstract: Systems and processes for die-cutting stretched base films are disclosed. In some examples, the systems can include fixed or adjustable die-cut heads that are offset from one another based on an amount of distortion of the base film. Systems and processes for reducing the amount of distortion or shrinking of base films are also disclosed. In some examples, the processes can include pre-shrinking the base film by exposing the film to elevated temperatures sufficient to shrink the film. The pre-shrinking can be performed on the base film material alone, or can be applied during subsequent annealing stages. The pre-shrinking can be used alone or in combination with the offset die-cutters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Siddharth Mohapatra, Sunggu Kang, John Z. Zhong
  • Publication number: 20140065308
    Abstract: There are provided a dielectric composition, a method of fabricating the same, and a multilayer ceeramic electronic component using the same. The dielectric composition includes a perovskite powder particle having a surface on which a doping layer is formed, the doping layer being doped with at least one material selected from a group consisting of alkaline earth elements and boron group elements, and rare earth elements. When a perovskite powder particle is synthesized by using a hydrothermal synthesis method, a doping layer doped with at least one material selected from the group consisting of alkaline earth elements and boron group elements and rare earth elements is formed on a surface of the perovskite powder particle, such that a dielectric composition having excellent reliability, dielectric properties, and electric properties can be fabricated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kum Jin PARK, Chang Hak CHOI, Jong Hoon YOO, Chang Hoon KIM, Hyung Joon JEON, Hye Young BAEG
  • Patent number: 8652577
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a cathode active material is provided. The method includes the step of precipitating step for providing a solution of a deposition component onto composite oxide particles including lithium Li and nickel Ni, removing a solvent from the solution on the composite oxide particles within a short time period, and precipitating the deposition component on surfaces of the composite oxide particles; and heating step for heating under an oxidation atmosphere the composite oxide particles with the deposition component precipitated on the surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Haruo Watanabe, Tomoyo Ooyama, Hideto Azuma, Shigeru Fujita
  • Publication number: 20140046350
    Abstract: The present invention relates to medical prostheses and methods of manufacturing those devices. In particular, the prostheses are temporarily stiffened meshes with particular coatings to provide initial stiffness and thereby permit easier surgical handling for treatment or reconstruction of soft tissue defects. Preferred embodiments include surgical meshes coated with one or more biodegradable polymers that can act as a stiffening agent by coating the filaments or fibers of the mesh to temporarily immobilize the contact points of those filaments or fibers and/or by increasing the stiffness of the mesh by at least 1.1 times its original stiffness. The devices of the invention can also provide relief from various post-operative complications associated with their implantation, insertion or surgical use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicants: TYRX, INC., TYRX PHARMA, INC.
    Inventors: Fatima Buevich, Frank Do, William McJames, Satish Pulapura, William Edelman, Arikha Moses, Mason Diamond, Shari Timothy