With Post-treatment Of Coating Or Coating Material Patents (Class 427/331)
  • Patent number: 10388515
    Abstract: A treatment, structure and system are provided that modify the deposition process of a material that can occur over two differing materials. In an embodiment the deposition rates may be adjusted by the treatment to change the deposition rate of one of the materials to be more in line with the deposition rate of a second one of the materials. Also, the deposition rates may be modified to be different from each other, to allow for a more selective deposition over the first one of the materials than over the second one of the materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Wan-Yi Kao, Kuang-Yuan Hsu
  • Patent number: 10106658
    Abstract: Polycarbonate articles having improved properties due to their substantially cross-linked nature are disclosed. The substantially cross-linked articles are formed by forming a product from a polymeric composition comprising a cross-linkable polycarbonate resin containing a photoactive group derived from a benzophenone, and exposing the formed product to an effective dosage of ultraviolet radiation to cause substantial cross-linking throughout the article. Such cross-linking can also be used to obtain films having good scratch resistance properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Peter Johnson, Kwan Hongladarom, Jean-Francois Morizur, Paul Dean Sybert
  • Patent number: 10048494
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses are disclosed for the protection of optical components used during laser bond inspection. In one embodiment, an optic surface wetting enhancement is provided on a protective optic to assist in forming a substantially flat film of transparent liquid from transparent liquid applied to a surface of a protective optic. A flat film of transparent liquid on a surface of a protective optic may be used to retain debris and effluent backscatter produced during a laser bond inspection process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: LSP TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Steven M. Toller, David Sokol, Mark E. O'Loughlin, Jeff L. Dulaney
  • Patent number: 9997386
    Abstract: A substrate holder mounting device is provided that is compact and has a simple structure. The substrate holder mounting device according to the present invention is provided with: a first and a second mounting mechanisms (5, 7) that are housed in a chamber and that are respectively configured to be capable of mounting a plurality of substrate holders along a row; row direction drive means that moves the first mounting mechanism to a row direction relatively with respect to the second mounting mechanism; a shifting mechanism (30) that shifts the substrate holders between the first and second mounting mechanisms; and a link-up mechanism that changes positions of the substrate holders in the row direction in the first or second mounting mechanism by a linkage between the shifting mechanism and the above-described row direction drive means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Anelva Corporation
    Inventors: Ryuji Higashisaka, Hideki Wakabayashi
  • Patent number: 9947503
    Abstract: An x-ray emitter includes a housing. In an embodiment, the housing includes a diamagnetic or paramagnetic housing material and a plurality of ferromagnetic particles. In an embodiment, the ferromagnetic particles are aligned substantially along closed paths. A medical device includes an embodiment of the x-ray emitter. A method is further for producing an embodiment of the x-ray emitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: SIEMENS HEALTHCARE GMBH
    Inventors: Rainer Kuth, Nils Pickert
  • Patent number: 9899433
    Abstract: The invention relates to an array substrate and a method for preparing the same, and a display device. The method for preparing an array substrate comprises steps S1) forming a pattern, which includes a gate electrode, a gate electrode insulating layer, an active layer and a source-drain electrode, on a base substrate; and S2) forming a transparent conducting layer on the base substrate on which step S1 has been accomplished, and simultaneously forming a pattern including a pixel electrode and a data line via a one-time patterning process. In this method, the steps of the manufacture process can be reduced, the production cost can be saved, and the production efficiency can be improved. Moreover, since the pixel electrode and the data line may be both formed to have a low resistance value and a high light transmission rate, the performance of the array substrate can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jian Guo
  • Patent number: 9763742
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a wirelessly detectable object to be used in medical procedures are provided. The object may include a piece of absorbent material, a transponder to wirelessly receive and transmit signals, and a cover. The cover is attached directly to the piece of absorbent material to retain the transponder. Methods of manufacturing wirelessly detectable objects are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: William A. Blair
  • Patent number: 9720341
    Abstract: A high opacity white ink containing a mica-based mineral with titania is provided. A method of manufacturing the high opacity white ink is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Sivapackia Ganapathiappan, Hou T. Ng, Albert Teishev
  • Patent number: 9481801
    Abstract: The present invention is intended to provide an organosilicon compound for forming a novel organic thin film having improved physical properties. An organosilicon compound of the present invention is an organosilicon compound represented by formula (I) R—(CH2)n—SiX3 (I) (wherein R represents an alkoxy group having 1 to carbon atoms or a phenyl group that optionally has a substituent, X represents a hydroxyl group or a hydrolyzable group, and n represents any integer from 17 to 24). An organic thin film can be formed by mixing the aforementioned organosilicon compound, a compound that can interact with the organosilicon compound, and water in an organic solvent to prepare an organic thin film forming solution, and bringing the organic thin film forming solution into contact with a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: NIPPON SODA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Takahashi, Tomoya Hidaka, Daisuke Asanuma
  • Patent number: 9353288
    Abstract: The present invention is intended to provide an organosilicon compound for forming a novel organic thin film having improved physical properties. An organosilicon compound of the present invention is an organosilicon compound represented by formula (I) R—(CH2)n—SiX3 (I) (wherein R represents an alkoxy group having 1 to 3 carbon atoms or a phenyl group that optionally has a substituent, X represents a hydroxyl group or a hydrolyzable group, and n represents any integer from 17 to 24). An organic thin film can be formed by mixing the aforementioned organosilicon compound, a compound that can interact with the organosilicon compound, and water in an organic solvent to prepare an organic thin film forming solution, and bringing the organic thin film forming solution into contact with a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Nippon Soda Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Takahashi, Tomoya Hidaka, Daisuke Asanuma
  • Patent number: 9051648
    Abstract: A method of producing a substrate provided with a metal nanostructure on the surface thereof, including: forming a layer containing a block copolymer having a plurality of polymers bonded on a surface of a substrate, and subjecting the layer to phase separation, selectively removing a phase of at least one polymer of the plurality of copolymers constituting the block copolymer from the layer to expose part of the surface of the substrate, and allowing a metal ion to come into contact with the exposed surface of the substrate to effect an electrochemical reaction between the surface of the substrate and the metal ion, thereby depositing a metal on the surface of the substrate; and a substrate provided with a metal nanostructure on the surface thereof produced by the same method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignees: Riken, Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigenori Fujikawa, Mari Koizumi, Takahiro Senzaki, Takahiro Dazai, Ken Miyagi
  • Publication number: 20150141571
    Abstract: A water-repellent and oil-repellent coating, which can exert high water-repellency and oil-repellency not only at ordinary temperature, but also even after exposure to a high temperature and whose environmental burden is low, is formed by dehydration condensation of perfluoroaryl trisilanol (at least one fluorine atom in its perfluoroaryl group may be substituted with a trifluoromethyl group) having a molecular structure in which not only functional groups which presents a surface energy, such as a methylene group, a methylene group, an ether linkage (oxygen atom), a carbonyl group, etc., but also a difluoromethylene (—CF2—) group have been eliminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Satoshi Takata, Takeshi Bessho
  • Publication number: 20150141570
    Abstract: A moisture-curable polysiloxane composition consists essentially of (a) at least one polyorganosiloxane, fluorinated polyorganosiloxane, or combination thereof comprising reactive silane functionality comprising at least one hydrosilyl moiety; and (b) at least one base selected from amidines, guanidines, phosphazenes, proazaphosphatranes, and combinations thereof; wherein the curable composition is non-foaming and has an average condensation-curable, reactive silane functionality greater than two.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Richard S. Buckanin, Richard M. Flynn
  • Patent number: 9034489
    Abstract: A coating composition which imparts antifog, antireflective, easy-cleaning, and/or antistatic properties to substrates coated therewith. The coating compositions utilize nanoparticles funtionalized with amine groups and/or protected amine groups, and amine-reactive groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Naiyong Jing, Zhigang Yu, Xue-hua Chen, Bangwei Xi, Appuswamy Devasenapathi, Wei De Liu, George Van Dyke Tiers, Justin A. Riddle, Deivaraj Theivanayagam Chairman, Michelle L. Legatt, Cecil V. Francis
  • Publication number: 20150125611
    Abstract: Provide are a peptide gel with practically sufficient mechanical strength and a self-assembling peptide capable of forming the peptide gel. The self-assembling peptide is formed of the following amino acid sequence: a1b1c1b2a2b3db4a3b5c2b6a4 where: a1 to a4 each represent a basic amino acid residue; b1 to b6 each represent an uncharged polar amino acid residue and/or a hydrophobic amino acid residue, provided that at least five thereof each represent a hydrophobic amino acid residue; c1 and c2 each represent an acidic amino acid residue; and d represents a hydrophobic amino acid residue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicants: Menicon Co., Ltd., National University Corporation Okayama University
    Inventors: Yusuke NAGAI, Hidenori Yokoi, Koji Uesugi, Keiji Naruse
  • Publication number: 20150122146
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an effect pigment comprising a plate-shaped non-metallic substrate and at least one copper-containing coating, wherein the average particle size D50 of the effect pigment is more than 5 ?m and the copper content of the effect pigment is in a range from 3 to 70 wt.-%, relative to the total weight of the effect pigment. The invention furthermore relates to a method for producing the latter and use of the effect pigment in anti-fouling coatings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Grüner, Günter Kaupp, Thomas Voit, Dirk Schumacher, Andreas Gipp
  • Publication number: 20150111793
    Abstract: A bearing surface of an oilfield component is treated by applying a surface treatment having a low coefficient of friction to the bearing surface of the oilfield component by weld fusing an overlay of a Cu—Ni—Sn alloy material to the bearing surface. Weld fusing the overlay of the Cu—Ni—Sn alloy material to the bearing surface can involve laser surface cladding the overlay of the Cu—Ni—Sn alloy material to the bearing surface, gas tungsten arc welding the overlay of the Cu—Ni—Sn alloy material to the bearing surface, or plasma tungsten arc welding the overlay of the Cu—Ni—Sn alloy material to the bearing surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Robert P. Badrak
  • Publication number: 20150086772
    Abstract: Methods of reducing waste in the production of wood products, particularly a fenestration unit, and methods of coating a solid softwood component, as well as coated wood products are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Stacha Lynn Reed, James Gerard Karras, Benjamin John Goebel, David Kevin Hopps
  • Publication number: 20150086460
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing a high-quality boron nitride film grown by using a borazine oligomer as a precursor through a metal catalyst effect. The method solves the problems, such as control of a gaseous precursor and vapor pressure control, occurring in CVD(Chemical vapor deposition) according to the related art, and a high-quality hexagonal boron nitride film is obtained through a simple process at low cost. In addition, the hexagonal boron nitride film may be coated onto various structures and materials. Further, selective coating is allowed so as to carry out coating in a predetermined area and scale-up is also allowed. Therefore, the method may be useful for coating applications of composite materials and various materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: KOREA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Myung Jong KIM, Sungchan PARK, Hyunjin CHO, Sukang BAE, Jin-Hyung PARK, Jung Ho KANG, Sang Ook KANG, Changhyup LEE
  • Publication number: 20150083025
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition for solubilizing a fluoropolymer, comprising a solvent blend of a) Compound of formula (I) R1 C(=0)NR2R3 wherein R1 and R2 and R3 are defined as in the specification and b) DiMethylSulfoxide (DMSO). The invention also relates to the process for the preparation of the composition and its uses. The invention is also of use the fluoropolymer composition for coating applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: RHODIA OPERATIONS
    Inventors: Shujing Cheng, Arnaud Bourdette
  • Publication number: 20150085427
    Abstract: A carbon composite material, including a plurality of spaced graphene sheets, each respective sheet having opposed generally planar surfaces, and a plurality of functionalized carbonaceous particles. At least some functionalized carbonaceous particles are disposed between any two adjacent graphene sheets, and each respective at least some functionalized carbonaceous particle is attached to both respective any two adjacent graphene sheets. Each respective graphene sheet comprises at least one layer of graphene and at least portions of respective any two adjacent graphene sheets are oriented substantially parallel with one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Jian Xie, Meixian Wang
  • Patent number: 8986841
    Abstract: A process for reinforcing a glass-ceramic article, into which a maximum tension is introduced beneath the surface of the glass-ceramic, advantageously in proximity to said surface. The invention also relates to an enamel that can be used for this reinforcement, this enamel being formed from a glass frit having the following composition, the proportions being expressed as weight percentages: SiO2 50-66% MgO 3-8% Na2O ?7-15% K2O 0-3% Li2O ?0-12% CaO ?0-10% BaO ?0-15% Al2O3 0-3% ZrO2 0-3% ZnO 0-5% B2O3 0-8% the sum of the alkaline-earth metal oxides CaO+BaO moreover being between 8 and 15%, and the sum of the alkali metal oxides Na2O+K2O+Li2O moreover being between 7 and 20%. The reinforced glass-ceramics obtained by the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Eurokera S.N.C.
    Inventors: Stephanie Pelletier, Marie-Helene Chopinet, Caroline Faillat, Marie-Helene Rouillon, Pablo Vilato
  • Publication number: 20150079291
    Abstract: Multifunctional coating films that can be applied in liquid form are provided for compressing, sealing, covering and preserving surfaces. The films include a composition of polysaccharide materials and/or homo- or heteroglycan water-soluble polysaccharide derivatives, polyol spacers, and crosslinkers with carbonyl or carboxylic function(s). As-applied, the composition is water-soluble and reactive, but after hardening it is capable of absorbing water or swelling, impermeable to water vapour, stable against water and UV and can be biologically degraded in a controlled manner. By reacting polysaccharide materials, polysaccharide derivatives and polyol spacers with cross linkers having carbonyl or carboxylic function(s), mechanically stable flexible films are obtained, which retain their mechanical properties up to a foreign material content of 80%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Jens Schaller, Knut Stengel, Frank Meister, Sabine Reide
  • Publication number: 20150079290
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a poly(urea-formaldehyde) microcapsule, which comprises encapsulated in the poly(urea-formaldehyde) microcapsule an organofluorine silane of the general formula (I) A3C(CA2)xSiR1yX(3-y) (I), wherein in formula (I) A is either fluorine (F) or hydrogen (H), wherein at least 50% of atoms A are fluorine. X is chloro or a group RO, wherein R is a linear or branched alkyl radical of 1 to 4 carbon atoms, R1 is a linear, branched or cyclic alkyl group of 1 to 8 carbon atoms, n=0 or 2, y=0 or 1 or 2 and m=0 to 20, encapsulated within the microcapsule. The disclosure also provides self-healing coating compositions comprising such polymeric microcapsules and methods of preventing or slowing corrosion using such coating compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Jinglei Yang, Mingxing Huang
  • Publication number: 20150064355
    Abstract: There is described a method for forming an ink jet print head. The method includes providing a printhead including a nozzle plate having a plurality of apertures and coating an anti-wetting composition on a surface of the nozzle plate while the plurality apertures in the ink jet aperture plate are maintained at a first pressure such that a plurality of menisci of the composition form over the plurality of apertures. The plurality of menisci are purged by increasing the first pressure at the plurality of apertures to a second pressure greater than the first pressure. The anti-wetting composition is cured. An apparatus for applying the coating is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: J. Kirk McGlothlan, Michael B. Meinhardt, Donald Chitwood
  • Publication number: 20150064451
    Abstract: A coating method, coated article and coating are provided. The coated article includes a low temperature component, and a graphene coating formed from a graphene derivative applied over the low temperature component. The coating method includes providing a graphene derivative, providing a low temperature component, applying the graphene derivative over the low temperature component, and forming a graphene coating. The graphene coating reduces corrosion and fouling of the low temperature component. The coating includes a graphene derivative, and modified functional groups on the graphene derivative. The modified functional groups increase adherence of the coating on application to a low temperature component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Murali Krishna KALAGA, Arjun BHATTACHARYYA, Rebika Mayanglambam DEVI, Jon Conrad SCHAEFFER, Padmaja PARAKALA, Surinder Singh PABLA
  • Patent number: 8969491
    Abstract: An aqueous dispersion containing a vinylidene chloride polymer (P1) containing vinylidene chloride in a proportion of at least 50% by weight, and at least one random, alternating or gradient copolymer (C1) having: a) at least one monomer unit (m1) carrying at least one phosphonate group —PO(OH)(OR1) with R1 being a hydrogen atom or an alkyl radical comprising from 1 to 11 carbon atoms, and b) monomer units (m2) which represent at least 50% by weight of the copolymer (C1), derived from at least one monomer (M2) chosen from styrene, maleic anhydride, itaconic acid and the (meth)acrylic monomers corresponding to the general formula CH2=CR2R3 in which R2 and R3 are described herein, copolymer (C1) not containing monomer units derived from vinylidene chloride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Solvay SA
    Inventors: Christophe Fringant, Yves Vanderveken, Cedric Loubat, Gilles Boutevin
  • Publication number: 20150056364
    Abstract: Techniques for assembling a lipid bilayer on a substantially planar solid surface are described herein. In one example, a lipid material such as a lipid suspension is deposited on a substantially planar solid surface, a bubble filled with fast diffusing gas molecules is formed on the solid surface, and the gas molecules are allowed to diffuse out of the bubble to form a lipid bilayer on the solid surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Roger J.A. Chen, Randy Davis
  • Patent number: 8962088
    Abstract: A method for forming a uniform texture concrete wall using Shotcrete or other pneumatically projected concrete materials. The method generally includes forming an exterior face mixture from a concrete mixture wherein the large aggregates are removed such that when the face mixture is pneumatically applied to a base structure, the face mixture defines a uniform surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Lithocrete, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald D. Shaw
  • Publication number: 20150047784
    Abstract: A method for applying a temporary bonding layer to a carrier wafer for temporary joining to a product wafer by fusion bonding or anodic bonding, said method comprising: applying a temporary bonding layer which is suitable for fusion bonding or anodic bonding to the carrier wafer and modifying the temporary bonding layer during and/or after application such that the temporary connection of the temporary bonding layer can be broken.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: EV GROUP E. THALLNER GMBH
    Inventor: Jurgen Burggraf
  • Patent number: 8951597
    Abstract: The present invention provides a functionally graded glass/ceramic/glass sandwich system especially useful in damage resistant, ceramic dental and orthopedic prosthesis. The functionally graded glass/substrate/glass composite structure comprises an outer (aesthetic) residual glass layer, a graded glass-ceramic layer, and a dense interior ceramic. The functionally graded glass/substrate/glass composite structure may further comprise a veneer on an exterior surface. The present invention also provides a method for preparing a functionally graded glass/ceramic/glass sandwich system. A powdered glass-ceramic composition or a glass tape is applied to the accessible surfaces of a dense alumina substrate to thereby substantially cover the substrate surfaces. The glass of the composition has a CTE similar to that of the substrate material. The glass-ceramic composition is infiltrated into the dense substrate by heating the assembly to temperatures 50-700° C. below the sintering temperature of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: New York University
    Inventors: Yu Zhang, Jae-Won Kim, Van P. Thompson
  • Patent number: 8945296
    Abstract: Herein provided are a water-reactive Al-based composite material which is characterized in that it is produced by incorporating, into Al, 2.0 to 3.5% by mass of In, 0.2 to 0.5% by mass of Si and 0.13 to 0.25% by mass of Ti, and which can be dissolved in water through the reaction thereof in a water-containing atmosphere; a water-reactive Al-based thermally sprayed film produced using this composite material; a method for the production of this Al-based thermally sprayed film; and a constituent member for a film-forming chamber which is provided with this Al-based thermally sprayed film on the surface thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: ULVAC, Inc.
    Inventors: Yutaka Kadowaki, Tomoko Saitou, Katsuhiko Mushiake
  • Patent number: 8940396
    Abstract: A glass container and a process for forming a graphene-containing coating on an exterior surface of the glass container to increase the strength of the glass container. A liquid coating composition that includes a physical mixture of a graphene material and a siloxane polymer is applied to the exterior surface of the glass container to form a precursor coating thereon. The glass container and the precursor coating are then cured to form a composite thin film of silica (SiO2) and graphene on the exterior surface of the glass container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventor: Pramod K. Sharma
  • Patent number: 8940366
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for treating subject materials with compositions includes a material treatment section for treating a subject material with a composition of a silane-containing material and a hydrocarbon solvent to form a treated material, and a neutralizing section for neutralizing the treated material such that the treated material has a pH in a range of approximately 7 to approximately 8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Petra International Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: John Christopher Cameron, Edwin A. Neal
  • Publication number: 20150024094
    Abstract: A packaging material includes an antimicrobial agent adhered to a substrate. The antimicrobial agent can include copper, and the packaging material can include cellulose. The substrate can be paperboard, and the copper can be a copper salt, such as copper sulfate. The packaging material may be provided by causing adherence between the substrate and the antimicrobial agent, such as by coating the substrate with the antimicrobial agent. Then, the packaging material may be cut into sheets. The sheets may be formed into cartons or other suitable packages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Samuel F. Keller, Alan Fontaine
  • Patent number: 8936829
    Abstract: Functional groups on the outermost surface of an amorphous hydrocarbon film are substituted. The amorphous hydrocarbon film is formed on a silicon substrate Sub, which is coated with a low-k film. A heat treatment is performed on the amorphous hydrocarbon film in a non-silane gas atmosphere. Next, a heat treatment is performed on the amorphous hydrocarbon film in a silane gas atmosphere immediately after the heat treatment in a non-silane gas atmosphere. After the heat treatment, a film, such as a hard mask, is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventor: Hiraku Ishikawa
  • Publication number: 20150016030
    Abstract: The described embodiments relate generally to cosmetic surfaces and associated treatments to form cosmetic surfaces. Cosmetic surface treatments as described herein both increase durability and decrease the appearance of physical damage through implementation of an intermediate barrier layer having a first physical attribute (e.g., color of barrier layer) of a predetermined relationship with a second physical attribute of a second layer (e.g., color of a cosmetic layer). The intermediate barrier layer separates the second layer (e.g., a cosmetic or external layer) from internal material supporting both. The first physical attribute may be chosen to be of a similar appearance to the second physical attribute (e.g., matching and/or somewhat closely matching in color) such that physical damage to the cosmetic layer is made less visible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Lucy E. Browning, Christopher D. Prest, Stephen B. Lynch
  • Patent number: 8932714
    Abstract: A method for controlling a particle diameter and a particle diameter distribution of emulsion particles during manufacturing of an emulsion dispersion is provided. The method includes causing two or more types of liquids substantially immiscible with each other to continuously and sequentially pass through net bodies. The net bodies are disposed in a cylindrical flow passage at intervals of 5 to 200 mm, and the number of the net bodies is more than 50 and 200 or less. Each of the net bodies is equivalent to a gauze having a mesh number of 35 mesh to 4000 mesh in accordance with an ASTM standard and has a surface that intersects the direction of the flow passage. An emulsification apparatus used for the method includes a feed pump for feeding two or more types of liquids substantially immiscible with each other; and a cylindrical flow passage to which the two or more types of liquids fed by the feed pump are delivered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Nippon Oil Corporation
    Inventors: Toshikatsu Shoko, Yasuo Togami, Akira Takagi, Hideko Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20150010605
    Abstract: Procedure for manufacturing ceramic articles such as floor and wall tiling as well as sanitary ware having antifungal, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties comprising the molding, drying, baking (firing) and vitreous glazing stages from clays and hydration agents, characterized in that in said vitreous glazing stage is added to the glazed surface, copper particles with spherical shape being in a standardized range from 0.5 to 1.5 millimeters in diameter or cylindrical particles being in a standardized range from 0.5 to 1.5 millimeters in diameter and 0.5 to 1.5 millimeters in length, in a copper ratio on the ceramic article surface between 1 milligram per weight to 10 milligram per cm2 of the ceramic surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Maria Jimena Charme Delgado
  • Publication number: 20150010768
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are preservative compositions and methods of using the same for reducing insect and microbial decay in wood. Also disclosed are wooden articles that have been treated with the compositions described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Gordon Murray
  • Patent number: 8920923
    Abstract: A process for the production of a lignocellulose-containing material, in which, based in each case on the lignocellulose-containing material: A) from 30 to 95% by weight of lignocellulose particles; B) from 1 to 25% by weight of expanded plastic particles having a bulk density in the range from 10 to 150 kg/m3; C) from 1 to 50% by weight of a binder selected from the group consisting of aminoplast resin, phenol-formaldehyde resin and organic isocyanate having at least two isocyanate groups, and optionally D) additives are mixed and are then pressed at elevated temperature and under elevated pressure, wherein the component B) comprises a curing agent for the component C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Maxim Peretolchin, Günter Scherr, Stephan Weinkötz, Frank Braun, Olaf Kriha, Benjamin Nehls, Michael Schmidt, Michael Finkenauer, Jürgen von Auenmüller
  • Publication number: 20140378661
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods for fabricating various regenerated silk geometries using temperature control. In addition to temperature control, mechanical processing can be used to enhance properties of the fabricated article. The present disclosure also provides silk foam and paper-like materials molded using freezer processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: TRUSTEES OF TUFTS COLLEGE
    Inventors: Tim Jia-Ching Lo, Gary G. Leisk, Lei Li, David L. Kaplan
  • Patent number: 8911918
    Abstract: A method for creating a formed-in-place seal on a fuel cell plate is disclosed. The method includes first dispensing a flowable seal material along a first sealing area of a fuel cell plate requiring the seal material. Next, a preformed template is located adjacent to at least a portion of the fuel cell plate, the template including predetermined apertures corresponding with a second sealing area of the plate, such that the apertures are coextensive with at least a portion of the first sealing area. Flowable seal material is applied into the apertures, and is then cured to a non-flowable state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: Mark W. Keyser
  • Publication number: 20140356744
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method to convert a fuel into energy and specialized fuel includes, in a reactor, dissociating a fuel to produce hot carbon and hydrogen, the hot carbon having a temperature state in a range of 700 to 1500° C., in which the dissociating includes providing heat and/or electric energy to produce the hot carbon and the hydrogen; and removing the hot carbon and the hydrogen from the reactor, the removing including depositing the hot carbon to a chamber, in which the hot carbon includes an increased chemical potential energy and is capable of storing energy from an external source. In some implementations, the method can further include supplying an oxygen- and hydrogen-containing reactant to contact the hot carbon to produce carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrogen (H2); and obtaining the produced CO and H2, which, after the supplying, remaining deposited carbon forms a durable carbon-based good or product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: MCALISTER TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Roy Edward McAlister
  • Patent number: 8900712
    Abstract: A member for vehicle according to the present invention is equipped with a resinous substrate, and a protective film being formed on a surface of the resinous substrate partially at least. The protective film is made by curing a curing-type coating-agent composition that includes: Component (A) including a urethane adduct compound exhibiting weatherability in an amount of from 99 to 65 parts by mass; Component (B) comprising a reaction product between a colloidal silica and an alkoxysilane compound having a maleimide group in an amount of from 1 to 35 parts by mass; a radical-polymerization initiator serving as Component (C) in an amount of from 0.1 to 10 parts by mass; an ultraviolet absorber serving as Component (D) in an amount of from 1 to 12 parts by mass; and an organic solvent serving as Component (E) in an amount of from 10 to 1,000 parts by mass; with respect to a sum of Component (A) and Component (B) being taken as 100 parts by mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki
    Inventors: Tetsuya Mitsuoka, Toshihisa Shimo, Kyoko Kumagai, Hidetaka Hayashi, Hiroaki Takashima, Naoharu Ueda, Kazumasa Inata, Takeshi Fujita, Yasuyuki Sanai, Eiichi Okazaki, Satoshi Yoneda
  • Publication number: 20140346141
    Abstract: A method of forming a self-assembled block polymer layer, oriented to form an ordered array of alternating domains, is disclosed. The method involves providing a layer of the self-assemblable block copolymer on the substrate and depositing a first surfactant onto the external surface of the layer prior to inducing self-assembly of the layer to form the ordered array of domains. The first surfactant has a hydrophobic tail and a hydrophilic head group and acts to reduce the interfacial energy at the external surface of the block copolymer layer in order to promote formation of assembly of the block copolymer polymer into an ordered array having the alternating domains.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Aurelie Marie Andree Brizard, Roelof Koole, Emiel Peeters
  • Patent number: 8895109
    Abstract: The invention describes a coated spring for mattresses that comprises a helical compression spring and a wrapping in the form of a bag containing the spring, wherein the bag containing the spring is injected with a polymeric reaction mixture, which after reacting or curing produces a polymeric foam, preferably of flexible polyurethane up to a desired volume in order to cause the spring to change its flexion or compression properties, as well as the method for its manufacturing and its use in the manufacturing of mattresses of different kinds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Inventor: Leon Blanga Cohen
  • Publication number: 20140341839
    Abstract: The invention relates to a biocidal composition comprising a carboxyl functional polymer and biocidal quaternary ammonium ions. The polymer is a copolymer comprising maleic acid monomer units and/or anions thereof and vinyl ether comonomer units. The composition may be in the form of a film on a surface or in the form of a solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: NOVAPHARM RESEARCH (AUSTRALIA) PTY LTD
    Inventors: Steven Kritzler, Michael Kritzler
  • Patent number: 8883254
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of synthesizing hollow silica having the size of micrometers from sodium silicate. The method includes fabricating a polystyrene organic template from polystyrene latex, (B) cleaning the polystyrene organic template, (C) exchanging media by using a water-base medium, introducing the cleaned polystyrene organic template and sodium silicate, and preparing a silica-coated organic template by performing an acidic hydrolysis reaction, and (D) cleaning the silica-coated organic template included in the water-base medium by using water. The size of the organic template is adjusted by controlling an amount of introduced AIBN included when the organic template is fabricated. The cleaning of the organic template is preferably performed by using water (H2O). The method further includes (B) removing the organic template by using THF and (F) cleaning the hollow silica having no organic template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources
    Inventors: Jiwoong Kim, Hee Dong Jang, Han Kwon Chang
  • Publication number: 20140328999
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a strategy to create self-healing, slippery liquid-infused porous surfaces (SLIPS) that can be modified as desired. Roughened (e.g., porous) surfaces can be utilized to lock in place a lubricating fluid, referred to herein as Liquid B to repel a wide range of objects, referred to herein as Object A (Solid A or Liquid A). Use of an external stimuli or degradation of the Liquid B can be utilized to change the characteristics of SLIPS structures reversibly or irreversibly that may be desired in a number of different applications. Numerous characteristics, such as adhesion, optical, mechanical, and the like, can be dynamically changed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS OF HARVARD COLLEGE
    Inventors: Joanna AIZENBERG, Benjamin HATTON, Xi YAO, Michael AIZENBERG, Wendong WANG