Movement Of Work Treats Coating (e.g., Vibrating, Tilting, Etc.) Patents (Class 427/346)
  • Patent number: 9605228
    Abstract: A method for reducing wear between two surfaces in sliding contact with one another includes introducing nanoparticles between the two surfaces in an amount and having a composition that results in shear lines being generated within at least one agglomerated wear particle that is generated between the two surfaces as a result of the sliding contact, and subjecting the agglomerated wear particles to at least one load, using at least one of the two surfaces, such that the agglomerated wear particles disassemble along the shear lines into multiple smaller wear particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Mohsen Mosleh, John H. Belk
  • Publication number: 20150118400
    Abstract: The method for forming a coating film includes: supplying a first liquid from a nozzle to a cylindrical substrate to thereby form the coating film of the first liquid, wherein the method includes, pressing a member including a second liquid, to form a liquid film of the second liquid on the peripheral surface, and forming the coating film of the first liquid includes: supplying the first liquid onto the liquid film of the second liquid formed on the peripheral surface of the substrate to form a bead of the first liquid between the liquid-supplying unit and the liquid film of the second liquid, and extending the bead in a circumferential direction of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Katsuya Abe, Yasuhiro Miyahara, Yuji Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20150086443
    Abstract: A microfluidic chip for a microfluidic system includes a micro-to-macro seal. The microfluidic chip has a substrate, at least one microfluidic pathway in the substrate, and a PDMS seal layer on the substrate and above the microfluidic pathway. The PDMS seal layer provides a seal above the microfluidic pathway and prevent particles or contaminants entering the micro-channel during transportation or prior to application. During application, a needle or piping pierces through the PDMS seal layer, and fluid can be pumped into the microfluidic chip without concern for the fluid leaking despite high pressure required to pump or drive the fluid into the microfluidic pathway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: FLUXERGY, LLC
    Inventors: Tej PATEL, Ryan REVILLA, MATTHEW D'OOGE
  • Publication number: 20150072078
    Abstract: A substrate treatment method is provided which includes: a treatment liquid supplying step of supplying a treatment liquid to a major surface of a substrate; a substrate rotating step of rotating the substrate while retaining a liquid film of the treatment liquid on the major surface of the substrate; a heater heating step of locating a heater in opposed relation to the major surface of the substrate to heat the treatment liquid film by the heater in the substrate rotating step; and a heat amount controlling step of controlling the amount of heat to be applied per unit time to a predetermined portion of the liquid film from the heater according to the rotation speed of the substrate in the heater heating step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Sei NEGORO, Yasuhiko NAGAI, Keiji IWATA, Tsutomu OSUKA, Ryo MURAMOTO
  • Patent number: 8936826
    Abstract: A method of coating a stent involves modifying a spray coating parameter until a target mass per coating layer is achieved. A method for coating involves spraying a batch of stents according to spraying parameters that were previously determined to provide a target mass per coating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Jow, Daniel A. Castro
  • Patent number: 8911816
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a new coating composition and especially a new coating composition to be used with a specific coating device for providing an even, thin and enclosing coating on tablets, capsules or pills of different sizes and shapes in order to improve the taste and the swallowing characteristics of the tablets, capsules or pills.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Inventors: Johan Claes Wilhelm Axelsson, Fredrik Robin Lechard Lilieblad
  • Patent number: 8889222
    Abstract: Provided are methods and systems for distributing coating materials using simultaneous vibration and rotation. Inertial forces generated during vibration and centrifugal forces generated during rotation redistribute the coating materials previously deposited on the surface resulting in uniform and/or conformal layers. The coated surfaces may have various shapes and degrees of roughness and may be referred to as complex surfaces. An initial layer of the coating material may be deposited on a complex surface of the part using dipping, spraying, spin coating, or other like techniques. The coating material is redistributed by simultaneous rotation and vibration of the part using specifically selected process conditions, such as orientation of vibrational and rotational axes relative to the part, rotational speeds, and vibrational frequencies and amplitudes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Advenira Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Elmira Ryabova, Valentin Ryabov
  • Publication number: 20140335266
    Abstract: Method for preparing a sol-gel corresponding to the general formula (I): A(1-x)A?xB(1-y-u)B?yB?uO3-?,??(I), said method comprising the following steps: a) Preparing an aqueous solution of water-soluble salts of said elements A, A?, optionally A?, B, and B?, in stoichiometric proportions needed to obtain the material as defined above; b) preparing a hydro-alcoholic solution of at least one non-ionic surfactant in an alcohol, mixed with an aqueous solution of ammonia in a proportion sufficient to ensure the complete dissolution of said non-ionic surfactant in said hydroalcoholic solution, the concentration of said non-ionic surfactant in said hydro-alcoholic solution being less than the critical micelle concentration; c) mixing said aqueous solution prepared in step a), with said alcoholic dispersion prepared in step b) to form a sol; d) drying said sol obtained in step c), by evaporating the solvent, to obtain a sol-gel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Nicolas Richet, Thierry Chartier, Fabrice Rossignol, Aurelien Vivet, Pierre-Marie Geffroy
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8795805
    Abstract: An optical disc recording medium includes a disc substrate, at least one recording layer which is disposed on one surface side of the disc substrate, a cover layer which is disposed on a laser incident surface side of the recording layer and which is composed of a light-transmissive resin layer, and a hard coat layer which is disposed for surface protection on a laser incident surface side of the cover layer and which is composed of a light-transmissive resin layer. The cover layer is formed such that its thickness decreases from the central portion to the peripheral portion of the disc, the hard coat layer is formed such that its thickness increases from the central portion to the peripheral portion, and the total thickness of the cover layer and the hard coat layer is substantially uniform from the central portion to the peripheral portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Toshio Ohoshi, Reynard Tanuprayogi, Jun Nakano
  • Patent number: 8757177
    Abstract: A first application of a cleaning material is made to a surface of a substrate. The cleaning material includes one or more viscoelastic materials for entrapping contaminants present on the surface of the substrate. A first application of a rinsing fluid is made to the surface of the substrate so as to rinse the cleaning material from the surface of the substrate. The first application of the rinsing fluid is also performed to leave a residual thin film of the rinsing fluid on the surface of the substrate. A second application of the cleaning material is made to the surface of the substrate having the residual thin film of rinsing fluid present thereon. A second application of the rinsing fluid is then made to the surface of the substrate so as to rinse the cleaning material from the surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: Arnold Kholodenko, Katrina Mikhaylichenko, Cheng-Yu (Sean) Lin, Mark Wilcoxson, Leon Ginzburg, Mark Kawaguchi
  • Publication number: 20140113060
    Abstract: An automated mandrel dip coating process assembly for RTV silicone dispersions is described, including an enclosure adapted to hold a moisture-cure ambient temperature curable medium for mandrel dip molding and at least one mandrel having a surface for contacting the moisture-cure ambient temperature curable medium. An automated motive drive assembly is arranged to removably translate one or more of the mandrel(s) into contact with the moisture-cure ambient temperature curable medium in the enclosure, and to subsequently translate at least one mandrel contacted with the moisture-cure ambient temperature curable medium into at least one of (A) contact with a bubble crusher in the enclosure, and (B) disengagement from the moisture-cure ambient temperature curable medium in the enclosure and rotation of the mandrel at a vertical displacement angle of from 70° to 110°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: POLYZEN INC.
    Inventors: Tilak M. Shah, Medhadakshina Murty Peri
  • Patent number: 8703246
    Abstract: A coating method forming a coating film having a predetermined film thickness on a band-like support body. The method includes conveying the band-like support body; forming the coating liquid on the band-like support body using a coating device fixed on an vibration isolation device; and detecting vibration components on a surface of a floor on which the coating device is disposed and controlling vibration of the active vibration isolation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Ichiro Shibata
  • Publication number: 20140000653
    Abstract: A surface cleaning substrate, which is essentially dry and loaded with a cleaning composition, which may very suitably be stored and transported in its dry form and which may be activated for surface cleaning by simple addition of a carrier, such as water. A method for the manufacture of such a loaded dry substrate, and to the method of surface cleaning using such a loaded dry substrate is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: AVET AG
    Inventor: Roland Sacks
  • Patent number: 8613978
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a body structure for a door or other furniture is provided. A skeletal framework is placed on an uncured artificial stone mix deposited on a release sheet placed on a surface. Liquid structural foam is introduced within the skeletal framework. The skeletal framework is wrapped with the release sheet comprising the uncured artificial stone mix such that the skeletal framework is completely covered with the uncured artificial stone mix. The wrapped skeletal framework is placed in a chamber of a defined volume. The uncured artificial stone mix is compressed by the expanding liquid structural foam and conforms to the internal shape of the chamber. The foaming action generates heat that accelerates curing of the uncured artificial stone mix to create an outer cured artificial stone skin of the body structure. After removal from the chamber, the release sheet is separated and the body structure is polished.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Inventor: Gosakan Aravamudan
  • Patent number: 8535753
    Abstract: Methods of forming carbon nanotubes include forming a catalytic metal layer on a sidewall of an electrically conductive region, such as a metal or metal nitride pattern. A plurality of carbon nanotubes are grown from the catalytic metal layer. These carbon nanotubes can be grown from a sidewall of the catalytic metal layer. The plurality of carbon nanotubes are then exposed to an organic solvent. This step of exposing the carbon nanotubes to the organic solvent may be preceded by a step of applying centrifugal forces to the plurality of carbon nanotubes. Alternatively, the exposing step may include applying a centrifugal force to the plurality of carbon nanotubes while simultaneously exposing the plurality of carbon nanotubes to an organic solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xianfeng Wang, Hong-Sik Yoon, In-Seok Yeo
  • Patent number: 8529983
    Abstract: A coating system for coating an Insertable Medical Device (IMD) with one or more drugs is disclosed. The coating system includes a spray nozzle unit for coating the IMD with one or more drugs. The IMD includes a guiding member, a coating member and a supporting member. The IMD is passed through a protection tube such that the guiding member is located within the protection tube and an end of the supporting member is connected to a holder to expose the coating member of the IMD to the spray nozzle unit. The protection tube is received by a mandrel fixture which includes a circular disc for holding and rotating the protection tube and the IMD within the protection tube. When the protection tube along with the IMD is rotated, the spray nozzle unit coats the coating member of the IMD with the one or more drugs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Envision Scientific Pvt. Ltd.
    Inventors: Manish Doshi, Divyesh Sherdiwala, Prakash Sojitra, Ashwin Vyas, Pankaj Gandhi, Bhavesh Chevli, Yavar Pothiawala
  • Publication number: 20130209691
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing a waterproof organic thin film being capable of restraining the generation of defects such as a crack. The method for producing a waterproof organic thin film includes a waterproofing step of preparing a long laminate having an organic thin film and bringing at least the organic thin film into contact with a waterproofing-treatment liquid, a washing step of washing at least the organic thin film surface of the long laminate, and a conveying step to be performed between the waterproofing step and the washing step, the conveying step being a step of conveying the long laminate from the waterproofing step to the washing step, wherein in the conveying step, the long laminate is conveyed while the waterproofing-treatment liquid remaining on the organic thin film surface is caused to flow relatively to the organic thin film surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventor: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
  • Patent number: 8507035
    Abstract: Disclosed are coating apparatus and coating methods to uniformly coat complex objects. The coating apparatus comprises first, second and/or third gimbals connected to rotational mechanisms to allow rotation of the gimbals around or about first, second and/or third axis. When three gimbals are used, an object holder is connected to the third gimbal. When an object is present in the object holder, it can be immersed in a coating solution to form a coated object. After removal from the coating solution, the coated object is then rotated around or about two or three axes which produces a multidirectional centrifugal force which causes the coating solution to spread evenly over the surface of the object to produce a uniform thin film. Coating methods based on the forgoing are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Advenira Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Elmira Ryabova
  • Publication number: 20130177713
    Abstract: A method is provided for forming a coating layer on a surface, wherein the coating composition includes at least two reactive components. At least one of the components is encapsulated in a plurality of microspheres, which are then mixed with the second component in a single chamber of a container. The mixture is sprayed from the chamber through a single spray nozzle onto the surface. Then, the microspheres degrade to release the first component and allow the first and second components to react with one another, thereby forming the coating layer on the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: J. T. CULLEN CO., INC.
    Inventor: Craig S. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8367163
    Abstract: An enamel flow coating process and apparatus is arranged as a four arm Ferris wheel like apparatus which is mounted over a bathtub like tank which holds enamel slip. Coils of steel tubing formed into heat exchangers are mounted to the arms of the wheel to rotate and to pivot. The wheel is rotated between four stations. In the first station, a coil is loaded onto the wheel. In a second station the coil is pivoted into the tank of enamel slip, where it is coated, and withdrawn by operation of a pivoting bracket. The coated coils are rotated through third and fourth stations where the coating solidifies, and the coated heat exchanger is removed, and replaced with an uncoated one in the first station. After leaving the wheel, the heat exchanger is fired and installed in a water storage tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Bock Water Heaters, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael B. Steinhafel, Mutubwa K. Kahite, Peter J. Davis, Mark L. Kallas, Randall E. Malson, Edward A. Goehring
  • Publication number: 20130011659
    Abstract: A method for forming a protective coat upon an article includes forming a liquid coating mixture comprising a cross-linking agent and a polymer dissolved within a solvent; applying a first coat of the coating mixture upon the article; evaporating the solvent from the first coat; and cross-linking the article. Also disclosed is a device containing an exterior surface at least partially covered by a coating comprising a cross-linked polymer and a filler material that is selected from the group consisting of a fullerene, a micro-encapsulated material, and a combination of two or more thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Gabriela Wiese, Hendrik John, Sven van Delden, Jan Tomczak
  • Publication number: 20120315095
    Abstract: Mortar-coated steel pipe comprise a steel cylinder having a mortar layer disposed therein, such mortar layer being free of any metallic reinforcement. An overcoat is disposed over the mortar layer and is formed from a material that is a dielectric and/or a barrier to moisture and oxygen entering the mortar layer, e.g., a polymeric material. The pipe may include a further concrete or mortar layer disposed over the overcoat, forming an outermost pipe surface. The outer layer can be cement, mortar, or other material. The mortar layer thickness is about 2 to 30 mm, the overcoat thickness is about 0.1 to 2 mm, and any outer layer thickness is about 1.2 to 4 cm. The pipe is made by compression coating method, where mortar layer and overcoat are applied simultaneously. When an outer layer is desired, it is preferably applied at the same time as the mortar layer and overcoat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventors: Richard I. Mueller, Ralph S. Friedrich, Qizhong Sheng
  • Patent number: 8302557
    Abstract: A device and a method which is capable of uniformly coating, without waste, any flow passages formed in a raw material with a slurry even if a slurry having high viscosity is fed thereto by an amount required for the use of coating without excess and shortage. When the slurry (S) fed to one end of the base material (M) in which a large number of flow passages (2 . . . ) are formed parallel with each other is forced into the flow passages (2 . . . ) by an air pressure to coat the inner walls (2w) of the flow passages, the slurry (S) is fed from a slurry feeding device (6) by a required amount to a slurry storage part (5) formed at the upper surface part of the base material (M) disposed so that both ends of the flow passages (2 . . . ) can be opened in the upper and bottom surfaces thereof. Then, before the slurry (S) is forced into the flow passages (2 . . .
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Cataler Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Goshima, Shigeji Matsumoto, Kosuke Shinomiya
  • Patent number: 8282999
    Abstract: An apparatus and process operate to impose sonic pressure upon a spin-on film liquid mass that exhibits a liquid topography and in a solvent vapor overpressure to alter the liquid topography. Other apparatus and processes are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Nishant Sinha, Gurtej S. Sandhu, John Smythe
  • Publication number: 20120201962
    Abstract: A composition comprising at least one compound represented by the following formula (Z) is disclose. A-L-{D1-(E)q-D2-(B)m—Z1—R}p??(Z) In the formula, A represents a p-valent, linear or cyclic residue; L represents a single bond or a divalent linking group; p indicates an integer of at least 2; D1 represents a carbonyl group (—C(?O)—) or a sulfonyl group (—S(?O)2—); D2 represents a carbonyl group (—C(?O)—), a sulfonyl group (—S(?O)2—), a carboxyl group (—C(?O)O—), a sulfoxyl group (—S(?O)2O—), a carbamoyl group (—C(?O)N(Alk)-), or a sulfamoyl group (—S(?O)2N(Alk)-); E represents a divalent group; R represents a hydrogen atom, or a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group having at most 7 carbon atoms; B represents oxyethylene group or the like; Z1 represents a single bond, or a divalent group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Ken Kawata, Saisuke Watanabe, Hiroshi Kawamoto
  • Patent number: 8236371
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an electrophoretic display device is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignees: Seiko Epson Corporation, Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Harunobu Komatsu, Hitoshi Yamamoto, Akira Matsumoto, Mitsuo Kushino, Tomoyuki Kuwamoto, Teruki Matsushita
  • Patent number: 8211503
    Abstract: A method for making device housing comprises: providing a transparent film; forming a coating on one surface of the film by printing ink containing metal powder on the film and ultrasonically treating the coating; and molding a substrate onto the coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Ben-Ding Tsao, Wen-Lin Xiong, Xian-Ming Wu, Jian-Bao Han, Dian-Ming Zhu, Chong Cai
  • Patent number: 8187661
    Abstract: A support assembly for a stent and a method of using the same to coat a stent are provided. The support assembly provides for minimum contact between the stent and the support assembly so as to reduce or eliminate coating defects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Domingo S. Madriaga, Anh Tran, Arthur J. Wen
  • Patent number: 8178165
    Abstract: A long range, periodically ordered array of discrete nano-features (10), such as nano-islands, nano-particles, nano-wires, non-tubes, nano-pores, nano-composition-variations, and nano-device-components, are fabricated by propagation of a self-assembling array or nucleation and growth of periodically aligned nano-features. The propagation may be induced by a laterally or circularly moving heat source, a stationary heat source arranged at an edge of the material to be patterned (12), or a series of sequentially activated heaters or electrodes. Advantageously, the long-range periodic array of nano-features (10) may be utilized as a nano-mask or nano-implant master pattern for nano-fabrication of other nano-structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventor: Sungho Jin
  • Patent number: 8147920
    Abstract: A carbon nanotube (CNT) attraction material is deposited on a substrate in the gap region between two electrodes on the substrate. An electric potential is applied to the two electrodes. The CNT attraction material is wetted with a solution defined by a carrier liquid having carbon nanotubes (CNTs) suspended therein. A portion of the CNTs align with the electric field and adhere to the CNT attraction material. The carrier liquid and any CNTs not adhered to the CNT attraction material are then removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventors: Jan M. Smits, Russell A. Wincheski, JoAnne L. Patry, Anthony Neal Watkins, Jeffrey D. Jordan
  • Publication number: 20120040106
    Abstract: A method for forming a fiber-reinforced plastic part is provided. The method includes providing a mold, providing a vibration generator, placing a fiber material in the mold, infusing the fiber material with a resin while the fiber material and/or the resin are exposed to vibrations, and curing the resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventors: Stefan SIMMERER, Uli RAMM, Markus GRIESEL, Jan Willem BAKHUIS
  • Publication number: 20120021253
    Abstract: [Problem] Provided is a novel lubricant composition that is useful as a material of a lubricating layer of a magnetic recording medium. [Means for Resolution] The lubricant composition contains at least one kind of compound represented by the following Formula (1). In the formula, X represents a cyclic group that may be substituted, and Y represents a single bond or a linking group having a valency of 2 or more. Here, at least one of X and Y includes 1 or more polar groups such as a hydroxyl group; Z represents a linking group having a valency of 2 or more and constituted with a carbon atom (C), a fluorine atom (F), and 1 or 2 kinds of arbitrary atoms (here, a hydrogen atom is excluded); n represents a real number of 1 to 10; m represents a real number of 0 to 1; and s and t independently represent a real number of 1 or greater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiyoku Nakata, Akiko Hattori, Atsushi Tatsugawa, Ken Kawata
  • Patent number: 8080279
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for preparing a substrate coated support for use in micro-array devices. The method of the present invention comprises the steps of applying a first coat of substrate to a support, making the substrate coating ramp by subjecting the coated support to centripetal forces, adding a second coat of substrate to the resulting support having a ramping planar coat and subjecting the coated support to centripetal forces for a second time to produce a substrate coated membrane in which the thickness of the substrate layer is uniform across the entire coated surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: SQI Diagnostics Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Lea, Mingfu Ling, Jennifer Hansen
  • Publication number: 20110300300
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a body structure for a door or other furniture is provided. A skeletal framework is placed on an uncured artificial stone mix deposited on a release sheet placed on a surface. Liquid structural foam is introduced within the skeletal framework. The skeletal framework is wrapped with the release sheet comprising the uncured artificial stone mix such that the skeletal framework is completely covered with the uncured artificial stone mix. The wrapped skeletal framework is placed in a chamber of a defined volume. The uncured artificial stone mix is compressed by the expanding liquid structural foam and conforms to the internal shape of the chamber. The foaming action generates heat that accelerates curing of the uncured artificial stone mix to create an outer cured artificial stone skin of the body structure. After removal from the chamber, the release sheet is separated and the body structure is polished.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventor: Gosakan Aravamudan
  • Publication number: 20110250455
    Abstract: Mechanical plating provides a new technique of manufacturing of certain materials containing multiple elements, including amalgams, and novel pellets containing multiple materials. Some embodiments provide new and versatile materials for dosing mercury, metals or other inorganic compounds into lamps. Some embodiments include materials comprising layers of metals or compounds built up on a substrate. One embodiment is a layer of zinc amalgam applied to a glass sphere. Also disclosed is an improved method of manufacture for such particles that will speed production, increase yields, lower costs and reduce exposure to mercury in the workplace.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Inventors: Daniel J. Gordon, Steven C. Hansen, Trggvi I. Emilsson, Timothy R. Brumleve
  • Patent number: 8034405
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for coating a substrate with a fluid. This method comprises the steps: (i) of supply of a substrate and of a yield point fluid; and (ii) of shearing of the fluid and of application of the fluid to the substrate, the fluid supplied comprising a solvent-free reactive polyurethane mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Bostik Findley S.A.
    Inventors: Michel Miskovic, Jean-Francois Chartrel
  • Publication number: 20110151199
    Abstract: A method for coating a work piece with resin including applying a controlled volume of liquid resin to the work piece with an applicator and allowing consecutive streams of resin to meld together to form a self leveling surface. The resin can be actively or passively cured. The work piece can be planar or cylindrical.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventors: James M. Nelson, Mitchell A. Johnson, William B. Kolb, Patrick R. Fleming, Paul E. Humpal, Chieu S. Nguyen, Charles A. Evertz, Jack W. Lai, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky
  • Publication number: 20110124768
    Abstract: A free radical curable liquid for inkjet printing of food packaging materials includes no initiator or otherwise one or more initiators selected from the group consisting of non-polymeric di- or multifunctional initiators, oligomeric initiators, polymeric initiators, and polymerizable initiators; wherein the polymerizable composition of the liquid consists essentially of: a) 25-100 wt % of one or more polymerizable compounds A having at least one acrylate group G1 and at least one second ethylenically unsaturated polymerizable functional group G2 different from the group G1; b) 0-55 wt % of one or more polymerizable compounds B selected from the group consisting of monofunctional acrylates and difunctional acrylates; and c) 0-55 wt % of one or more polymerizable compounds C selected from the group consisting of trifunctional acrylates, tetrafunctional acrylates, pentafunctional acrylates and hexafunctional acrylates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: AGFA GRAPHICS NV
    Inventors: Roland Claes, Johan Loccufier
  • Patent number: 7939131
    Abstract: The present invention includes a method and a composition to form a layer on a substrate having uniform etch characteristics. To that end, the method includes controlling variations in the characteristics of a solid layer, such etch characteristics over the area of the solid layer as a function of the relative rates of evaporation of the liquid components that comprise the composition from which the solid layer is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Molecular Imprints, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Y. Xu, Christopher J. Mackay, Pankaj B. Lad, Ian M. McMackin, Van N. Truskett, Wesley D. Martin, Edward B. Fletcher, David C. Wang, Nicholas A. Stacey, Michael P. C. Watts
  • Publication number: 20110088841
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an apparatus and method of impregnating fibrous webs. An apparatus generally includes a volume of liquid curable resin having a liquid surface, and a liquid curable resin (310) saturated roll of fibrous web (320) at least partially submerged in the volume of resin. The apparatus is configured to unwind the liquid curable resin saturated roll of fibrous web such that the fibrous web separates from the roll of fibrous web below the liquid surface and forms a resin impregnated fibrous web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventors: Kristin L. Thunhorst, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky
  • Patent number: 7892191
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is provided for preventing biofilm formation associated with an indwelling medical device. The method involves applying nanovibrational acoustic waves to surfaces of a medical device utilizing a piezo resonator to generate the waves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Inventors: Jona Zumeris, Zadick Hazan, Yanina Zumeris
  • Publication number: 20110023989
    Abstract: Syntactic polyurethanes are obtainable by reacting a polyisocyanate component a) with a polyol component, the polyol component b) comprising a polyetherpolyol based on a difunctional initiator molecule b1), a polyetherpolyol based on a trifunctional initiator molecule b2) and a chain extender b3), in the presence of hollow microspheres c). Furthermore, the syntactic polyurethanes are used for insulating offshore pipes and other parts and equipment used in the offshore sector, and the insulated offshore pipes as such are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Applicant: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Peter Huntemann, Udo Schilling
  • Publication number: 20110027493
    Abstract: A method of slide coating that includes providing a first fluid (55), wherein the first fluid includes multi unit polymeric precursors; flowing the first fluid down a first slide surface, the first slide surface being positioned adjacent a substrate; coating the substrate (18) with the first fluid by flowing the first fluid from the first slide surface (53) to the substrate to form a first coated layer; moving the substrate; and curing the first coated layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Inventors: Robert A. Yapel, Thomas J. Ludemann, Daniel V. Norton
  • Publication number: 20100304041
    Abstract: A ceramic coating is provided on the outer surface of a honeycomb body by applying a first layer of coating material comprising a ceramic or ceramic-forming component to the outer surface, subjecting at least part of the first layer to at least partial curing, and then adding one or more additional layers of coating material comprising a ceramic or ceramic-forming component over the previously applied and cured layer(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventors: Tonia Havewala Fletcher, Karen Knapp, Gabrielle Lange, William Paul Ryszytiwskyj, Rebecca Lynn Schulz, Gary Graham Squier
  • Patent number: 7815968
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to semiconductor, integrated circuits, and particularly, but not by way of limitation, to centrifugal methods of filling high-aspect ratio vias and trenches with powders, pastes, suspensions of materials to act as any of a conducting, structural support, or protective member of an electronic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gareth Hougham, Leena Paivikki Buchwalter, Stephen L. Buchwalter, Jon Casey, Claudius Feger, Matteo Flotta, Jeffrey D. Gelmore, Kathleen C. Hinge, Anurag Jain, Sung K. Kang, John U. Knickerbocker
  • Publication number: 20100255203
    Abstract: A method for reducing wear between two surfaces in sliding contact with one another includes introducing nanoparticles between the two surfaces in an amount and having a composition that results in shear lines being generated within at least one agglomerated wear particle that is generated between the two surfaces as a result of the sliding contact, and subjecting the agglomerated wear particles to at least one load, using at least one of the two surfaces, such that the agglomerated wear particles disassemble along the shear lines into multiple smaller wear particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventors: Mohsen Mosleh, John H. Belk
  • Publication number: 20100247770
    Abstract: Described are novel methods for applying a coating liquid, forming a coated film, forming a pattern by using the same, and manufacturing a semiconductor device. A coating liquid is applied onto a substrate using a method including forming a puddle of a mixture liquid containing a coating liquid and a diluting liquid on the substrate and spreading the mixture liquid over the surface of the substrate, forming a coated film. Alternatively, a coating liquid is applied onto a substrate using a method including dispensing a diluting liquid on a substrate to cover the entire surface of the substrate with the diluting liquid, dispensing a coating liquid on the diluting liquid forming an area where the mixture liquid containing the coating liquid and the diluting liquid is present, and spreading the mixture liquid over the surface of the substrate to apply the coating liquid on the substrate, forming a coated film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: ELPIDA MEMORY, INC.
    Inventors: Yosuke SAITO, Hidenori YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20100233376
    Abstract: A method of application of a traction enhancer to a drive wheel is described. The traction enhancer can improve the grip of the wheel on a stationary surface. The method can comprise applying liquid material to cover the circumference of the wheel; and allowing the wheel to turn until the material cures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Inventor: Willaim Jardine Cook
  • Publication number: 20100227068
    Abstract: A method cycle of a method for layerwise production of a tangible object (5) comprises the steps of: —solidifying a predetermined area of a layer (10) of a liquid (3) when said liquid layer (10) is adjoining a construction shape, so as to obtain a solid layer (14) of the tangible object (5); —separating said solid layer from said construction shape; and —moving, relative to one another, the separated solid layer and the construction shape to a predetermined position relative to one another for carrying out a successive such method cycle, so as to obtain a successive such solid layer adhered to the solid layer. For at least one of said method cycles, said solidifying and said separating are carried out such that solidifying of certain parts of the layer (14) takes place simultaneously with separating of other, already solidified parts of the layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2007
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Applicant: NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOR TOEGEPASTNATUURWEETEN SCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
    Inventors: Ronaldus Jacobus Johannes Boot, Herman Hendrikus Maalderink, Jacobus Hubertus Theodoor Jamar