Solid Treating Member Or Material Contacts Coating Patents (Class 427/355)
  • Patent number: 11043407
    Abstract: A method, comprising retaining a superstrate with a superstrate chuck; applying a pressure to deflect the superstrate toward a substrate, deflection of the superstrate being gradually extended along a radial direction; maintaining a vacuum applied to a perimeter of the superstrate and continuously retaining the superstrate with the chuck while the deflecting the superstrate by the pressure; releasing the vacuum from the perimeter of the superstrate; and releasing the superstrate from the chuck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventors: Byung-Jin Choi, Seth J. Bamesberger, Masaki Saito, Ozkan Ozturk
  • Patent number: 10888893
    Abstract: Coating apparatuses and methods are provided for dispensing coatings with various shapes. The coating apparatus includes a coating die body including a cavity and an opening on a dispensing side thereof. One or more movable components are disposed on the dispensing side of the die body to define at least a portion of a dispensing slot adjacent the opening of the cavity. The one or more movable components are movable with respect to the opening to allow a width of the dispensing slot along a cross direction to be dynamically adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventors: Karl K. Stensvad, Jonathan J. O'Hare, Daniel H. Carlson, Glen A. Jerry
  • Patent number: 10882110
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a device for applying fluids, particularly in a method for producing three-dimensional shaped parts, wherein a coating device comprising a blade, a fluid outlet and a reservoir is provided, and the blade is displaced across the working field such that it can implement a rotational movement type vibration, said vibration occurring as the result of a stroke by a linear actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: VOXELJET AG
    Inventors: Bastian Heymel, Josef Grasegger, Ingo Ederer
  • Patent number: 10750926
    Abstract: A bucket cleaning apparatus is provided. The bucket cleaning apparatus includes a frame. One or more primary support members is coupled individually to the frame. A corresponding secondary support member is coupled to each primary support member. A scraper is coupled to one or more of each of the primary support members and secondary support members, wherein each scraper is adjustable with respect to the primary support member or secondary support member to which the scraper is coupled. A bucket may be inserted over the top of the primary support members such that the scrapers on at least the primary support members engage interior surfaces of the bucket to clean out the bucket as the bucket is rotated about the primary support members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventor: Chris J. Montalbano
  • Patent number: 10442176
    Abstract: A doctor device configured for use in recoating in an operating additive layer manufacturing apparatus. The doctor device includes at least one blade having a first surface and a second surface. The at least one blade is configured to move in a first direction and a second direction, which is opposite to the first direction. The first surface is configured to bend in the second direction upon the at least one blade moving in the first direction and contacting a surface of an additive layer, and the second surface is configured to be rigid upon the at least one blade moving in the second direction and contacting the surface of an additive layer, such that the at least one blade does not bend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: Stewart T Welch, Robert Bowerman
  • Patent number: 10413933
    Abstract: A coating method has a reciprocating rotating step. A wire bar is rotated at a first rotational speed for coating a film on a web. In a process of rotating the wire bar at the first rotational speed, a tangential direction of the wire bar at a connecting area between the wire bar and the web is opposite to a moving direction of the web, and then the wire bar is rotated to restore to an original position at a second rotational speed. Meanwhile, the tangential direction is changed and is same to the moving direction of the web. The second rotational speed is far faster than the first rotational speed. A coating device has a base, the wire bar disposed across the base, and a rotation adjusting module connected to the wire bar for driving the wire bar to rotate reciprocatingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventors: Kuan-Chih Liu, Shi-Wei Lin
  • Patent number: 10246829
    Abstract: Finishing of decorative and/or overlay papers impregnated with aminoplast resin which are used for coating composite wood panels and form an abrasion-resistant, easy clean and hydrophobic surface, wherein after resin impregnation, the impregnated papers are coated in a second application step with a sol-gel preparation containing dissolved metal alkoxides and fullerene-like nanostructures and nanotubes made of metal disulfides of the metals molybdenum and/or tungsten and, after drying and final condensation, the surfaces are formed in a hydraulic heating press.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: HUECK Rheinische GmbH
    Inventor: Rolf Espe
  • Patent number: 10219384
    Abstract: A printed circuit board structure that includes at least one insulation layer, at least one conductor layer, and at least one embedded component having a contact pad that has an outer barrier layer, in which structure at least two conductor paths/conductor layers are connected to at least two connections using vias, and each via runs from a conductor path/conductor layer directly to the barrier contact layer of the corresponding connection of the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: AT&S Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Johannes Stahr, Mike Morianz
  • Patent number: 10052389
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a polymeric system for release of an active agent, comprising a first polymeric phase containing the active agent, the first polymeric phase forming discrete regions of a set size range and being dispersed within a second polymeric phase comprising a cross-linked polymer-phenol conjugate for release of the active agent therein. The present disclosure further provides an injectable hydrogel comprising the disclosed polymeric system, a carrier for delivering a biologically active substance or a drug comprising the injectable hydrogel, and a method for producing the disclosed polymeric system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Agency for Science, Technology and Research
    Inventors: Motoichi Kurisawa, Ki Hyun Bae, Fan Lee
  • Patent number: 9771655
    Abstract: A web transport system for transporting a web of media along a web-transport path includes a fluid bar for guiding the web of media, and first and second fluid shields positioned proximate to first and second ends of the fluid bar. A liquid is pumped through holes in an exterior bearing surface of the fluid bar into a region between the web of media and the bearing surface of the fluid bar, thereby pushing the web of media away from the fluid bar. The fluid shields are positioned to redirect fluid that is ejected from the region between the web of media and the bearing surface of the fluid bar along the edges of the web of media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Inventors: Robert R. Bettin, Kelvin P. Hill, Gary P. Wainwright, James Douglas Shifley
  • Patent number: 9684233
    Abstract: A curable composition for imprints, containing (A1) a polymerizable compound having at least one of a fluorine atom and a silicon atom, (A2) a polymerizable compound having an aromatic group and (B) a photopolymerization initiator, exhibits good patternability in repeated pattern transferring and solvent resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Kunihiko Kodama
  • Patent number: 9532466
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a multi-layer circuit board includes: forming a first circuit layer on a first surface of a first prepreg; stacking a second prepreg on a first surface of the first circuit layer; and forming at least one of a second or a third circuit layer on at least one of a first surface of the second prepreg and a second surface opposite of the first surface of the first prepreg, wherein, in the stacking of the first prepreg, the first prepreg and the second prepreg are semi-cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: HAESUNG DS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang-min Lee, Soon-Chul Kwon
  • Patent number: 9522976
    Abstract: Cycloaliphatic polyester polyols and processes for making them from thermoplastic polyesters are disclosed. One process comprises heating a thermoplastic polyester with a glycol to give a digested intermediate and hydrogenating aromatic rings in the digested intermediate to produce the cycloaliphatic polyester polyol. Optionally, the digested intermediate is reacted with a hydrophobe to give a modified polyol prior to hydrogenation, and the modified polyol is hydrogenated to give the cycloaliphatic polyester polyol. The high-recycle-content cycloaliphatic polyester polyols have desirable attributes for formulating polyurethane dispersions, two-component polyurethane coatings, mono- or poly(meth)acrylates, polyisocyanurates, flexible and rigid foams, coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers, and they provide a sustainable alternative to petrochemical-based polyols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Inventors: Rick Tabor, Eric David Vrabel, Matthew Beatty
  • Patent number: 9296245
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a printing form and a process for preparing the printing form from a solvent-free curable composition that includes, in prescribed relative amounts, an epoxy novolac resin; a bisphenol-A epoxy resin or a bisphenol-F epoxy resin; a monofunctional reactive diluent; a multifunctional reactive diluent; and a stoichiometric amount of an amine curing agent. The ratio of the epoxy novolac resin to the bisphenol epoxy resin is 1:3 to 3:1 by weight. The process includes applying the curable composition to a supporting substrate to form a layer, curing the layer at one or more temperatures in a temperature range, and engraving to form at least one cell in the cured layer. The process prepares printing forms, particularly gravure printing forms, having a cured resin composition layer that is engravable, resistant to solvent inks and to mechanical wear, and capable of printing gravure-quality images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Inventors: Mark E. Wagman, Helen S. M. Lu
  • Patent number: 9224953
    Abstract: Provided are a method and an apparatus for manufacturing an organic EL device, which makes it possible to manufacture organic EL devices capable of suppressing quality degradation. The method for manufacturing an organic EL device, in which constituent layers of an organic EL element are formed by deposition over a substrate in the form of a strip, while the substrate is being moved in the longitudinal direction, includes a constituent layer-forming step of performing deposition over one surface of the substrate, while the substrate is being moved in the longitudinal direction, sequentially in first and second deposition units arranged along the moving direction of the substrate by discharging a vaporized material from an evaporation source. The constituent layer-forming step includes a plurality of upward deposition steps and a direction changing step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Inventors: Ryohei Kakiuchi, Satoru Yamamoto, Kanako Hida
  • Patent number: 9192960
    Abstract: A coating apparatus and method of use wherein at least one capillary tube is in contact with a moving substrate during coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Chris J. Tanley, Timothy J. Edman, Gary W. Maier, David S. Grinnell
  • Patent number: 9180487
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a flexible mineral building material and the building material obtained according to said method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Weinelt, Ulrich Diester, Doris Pasing
  • Patent number: 9144134
    Abstract: A method for coating polyimide on liquid crystal display panel includes: (1) providing nozzles and a glass substrate; (2) tightly and regularly juxtaposing the nozzles in a row so that the row has a length that corresponds to width of the glass substrate; (3) vertically positioning the entire row above the glass substrate so as to correspond to the glass substrate along the width of the glass substrate; (4) simultaneously activating the nozzles to allow each of the nozzles to simultaneously drip down polyimide solution according to predetermined flow rate, while moving the glass substrate so as to have the polyimide solution uniformly applied to the glass substrate form a polyimide film; and (5) using a doctor blade to shape the polyimide film that is uniformly coated on the glass substrate so as to provide a regular and flat surface of the polyimide film on the glass substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Bingcheng Huang, Xiaoxin Zhang, Huifang Duan, Hao Jin, Junjie Huang
  • Publication number: 20150140220
    Abstract: A method for forming a non-deformable patterned template includes providing a stable mesh, wherein the stable mesh is resistant to deformation; providing a curable liquid polymer; placing the stable mesh in the curable liquid polymer such that the stable mesh is completely enclosed within the liquid polymer; curing the liquid polymer to form a polymer sheet with the stable mesh embedded therein; and forming a surface pattern on at least one of the faces of the polymer sheet, the surface pattern including at least two fiducial marks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas W. Palone
  • Patent number: 9034433
    Abstract: A method for creating a wood like appearance on a synthetic shutter using a sales client device, a network, computer instructions for creating a work order, a tray with scannable tray identifier to hold a shutter, a production client device connected to the network with computer instructions for applying a base coat, a glaze, and a top coat with spray treatment devices to the shutter as it automatically moves on a conveyer system. Scanning a scannable tray identifier with a plurality of sensors to link the tray identifier to the work order and to authenticate and validate the location of the tray on the conveyor system, or to initiate an alerting device. The method uses temperature control environments to control humidity and heating of the shutter while spraying, drying and UV curing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventors: John B. Plummer, Matthew James O'Shea, Joseph Gene Denley
  • Publication number: 20150118401
    Abstract: A device for saturating material with resin and subsequently laying the saturated material onto a surface includes a frame and a vessel for retaining the resin attached to the frame. The vessel has a slot sized and configured so that material is passable through the slot after being coated with resin retained in the vessel. A first guide member is positioned adjacent the slot and a second guide member is positioned adjacent the slot and is spaced apart from the first guide member to define a passageway between the first and second guide members. The passageway is sized and configured for the material to be passable through the passageway and out of the device for laying on the surface. Embodiments of the device can be usable for methods of waterproofing and/or roofing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Bruce E. BAKER
  • Patent number: 9005711
    Abstract: A method of forming a lubricating film on a surface, comprising applying to a surface a multiphasic composition comprising at least one (per)fluoropolyether (PFPE) lubricant, water and from 0.1 to 3% by weight of water of at least one thickening agent, said multiphasic composition having a viscosity, when measured at 21° C. at a shear rate of 1 sec?1 of at least 10 Pa×sec so as to form a layer, and drying said layer to form a lubricating film. The Applicant has found that by the use of the multiphasic composition as above detailed it is advantageously possible to convey to surface to be lubricated the PFPE lubricant by using application techniques (doctor blade, metering rod, . . . ) as those suitable for solid-like greases, while the actual conveyed lubricant behaves in lubrication as an oil, avoiding the use of fluorinated solvents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Solvay Specialty Polymers Italy S.p.A.
    Inventors: Fabio Riganti, Vincent Pierre Meunier, Valerio Carsetti, Fabio Brunetta, Andrea Brunetta
  • Publication number: 20150099070
    Abstract: There is provided a composition for curing a resist underlayer film used as an underlayer of a resist for nanoimprint in nanoimprint lithography of a pattern forming process by heat-baking, light-irradiation or both of them to form the resist underlayer film. A composition for forming a resist underlayer film used for nanoimprint in a pattern forming process using nanoimprint by performing heat-baking, light-irradiation, or both of them, the composition comprising a silicon atom-containing polymerizable compound (A), a polymerization initiator (B) and a solvent (C). The polymerizable compound (A) may contain silicon atoms in a content of 5 to 45% by mass. The polymerizable compound (A) may be a polymerizable compound having at least one cation polymerizable reactive group, a polymerizable compound having at least one radical polymerizable reactive group, or a combination of them, and the polymerization initiator (B) may be a photopolymerization initiator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Satoshi TAKEI, Tomoya OHASHI
  • Publication number: 20150099081
    Abstract: An adhesive strip, with improved barrier effect, encapsulates electronic arrangements against permeates, whereby the composite system comprises at least (a) an adhesive strip containing at least one pressure-sensitive adhesive substance for direct application on a substrate; and (b) at least one release liner which lies directly upon the pressure-sensitive adhesive substance, wherein the surface of the release liner, that faces the pressure-sensitive adhesive substance, has a surface roughness of less that 100 nm, measured as an arithmetic mean Sa as per ISO/FDIS 25178-2:2011 of the amounts of at least 10,000 height values of the profile of a partial surface of at least 200 ?m×200 ?m. A method produces a release liner with a smooth surface for equipping barrier adhesive strips by removing the liner in order to encapsulate electronic arrangements with the adhesive strip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Minyoung Bai, Thilo Dollase, Jan Ellinger, Judith Grünauer
  • Patent number: 8993045
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for manufacturing boards that comprises depositing a liquid resin (22) on and/or under a plurality of electronic units for forming a plate defining a plurality of boards or board bodies. In order to do so, and in order to reduce as much as possible the residual air bubbles in the manufactured plate, the method comprises depositing the resin in the form of resin beads (26) initially having between them grooves (28) defining air discharge channels. The resin in uniformly spread using a pressing roller for one end of the plate to a second opposite end of the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: NagraID S.A.
    Inventor: François Droz
  • Publication number: 20150087566
    Abstract: An article of method of manufacture of a low friction tribological film on a substrate. The article includes a substrate of a steel or ceramic which has been tribologically processed with a lubricant containing selected additives and the additives, temperature, load and time of processing can be selectively controlled to bias formation of a film on the substrate where the film is an amorphous structure exhibiting highly advantageous low friction properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Uchicago Argonne LLC
    Inventors: Oyelayo O. AJAYI, Maria De La LORENZO-MARTIN, George R. FENSKE
  • Patent number: 8968826
    Abstract: The invention relates to a laminated strip, in particular a decorative strip, comprising an upper layer (12) consisting of metal, preferably aluminum, whose upper face (22) is embossed with a structure in relief (18) and whose underside (24) is fixed to a reinforcement layer (14) consisting of plastic. During the production of the strip, the reinforcement layer (14) and the protective layer (16) are applied after the structure in relief (18) has been embossed on the upper layer (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Kunststoff-Technik Scherer & Trier GmbH & Co KG
    Inventor: Dirk Reissenweber
  • Patent number: 8962133
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide: an electrophotographic member which enhances image quality, prevents the lowering of a grade of an image even when images have been repeatedly output, and can remarkably enhance the stability of the grade of the image; an intermediate transfer member; and an image forming apparatus. The electrophotographic member includes a base layer and a surface layer, wherein the surface layer has a binder resin, perfluoropolymer fine particles, a fluorocarbon resin dispersing agent and a particular fluorine compound, wherein the perfluoropolymer fine particle has a fluorine compound carried on its surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Koichi Sato, Naoto Kameyama, Kenji Onuma, Koichi Nakamura, Tadanobu Yoshikawa, Hiroshi Tominaga, Akira Watanabe, Yasushi Shimizu, Rieko Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 8956049
    Abstract: A method for producing a fracture-divided component, in particular a connecting rod, with an at least partially coated bore includes the steps of: providing an unfinished component; applying a coating of a bearing material to a bore surface; and working the coating, in order to compensate internal tensile stresses in the coating, before fracture division of the component. Alternatively, the method for producing a fracture-divided component, in particular a connecting rod, having an at least partially coated bore includes the steps of: providing an unfinished component; applying a coating of a bearing material to a bore surface before fracture division of the component; and forming a counter-hardness zone before the application of the coating in order to generate compressive stresses which oppose the internal tensile stresses of the coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Clemens Luchner, Marc Kronenberg, Rolf Koring, Ralf Kowollik
  • Publication number: 20150044376
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming and shaping a fillet at an interface. A fluid may be dispensed from a nozzle onto the interface as the nozzle is moved along the interface to form the fillet. An exposed surface of the fillet may be worked using a fairing element associated with the nozzle, as the nozzle is moved along the interface and the fluid is dispensed from the nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Richard Philip Topf, Martin Hanna Guirguis, Don David Trend, Angelica Davancens
  • Patent number: 8951604
    Abstract: The invention provides for the use of dry building materials comprising one or more polymers in the form of water-redispersible powders, and optionally mineral binders, optionally fillers and optionally additives, for the surface treatment of cementitious substrates that are as yet not fully set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Wacker Chemie AG
    Inventors: Armin Hoffmann, Juergen Bezler, Stefan Bonimeier
  • Patent number: 8945678
    Abstract: An article of manufacture and a method of manufacturing a soft batt insulation material. The article of manufacture comprises fibers having crimps and surface features such as scales that provide a batt structure which is resiliently compressible. Fiber treatments provide fire, pest, fungus, and mold resistance. The treatments can be to the surface or to the internal structure of the fiber. The insulation batts are comprised of one or more layers of intermeshed fibers. The fibers can be wool or other protein based hair. The batts can include a restrainment structure that limits that expansion of the batts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventors: Priscilla Burgess, Joe Pozzi
  • Publication number: 20150030696
    Abstract: An antimicrobial ceramic glazing composition contains one or more antimicrobial agents disposed therein. Methods for making and using the glazing composition are disclosed, as well as substrates having a fired antimicrobial glaze thereon. The antimicrobial agents comprise metallic oxides, with a subset of the disclosed combinations exhibiting synergistic effect in fired glazes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Alvin Lamar Campbell, JR.
  • Patent number: 8926999
    Abstract: This invention pertains to method for imparting a durable antimicrobial activity to substrates, particularly textiles. An acetate-free metal and peroxide antimicrobial treatment formulation is prepared from a metal derivative, hydrogen peroxide and a source of hydroxide ion. The substrate is treated with the composition and dried to afford the treated substrate with antimicrobial activity. Zinc salts, ions, or complexes are preferred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Quick-Med Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: William Toreki, Albina Mikhaylova, Susan Leander, Bernd Liesenfeld, Gerald M. Olderman
  • Patent number: 8916239
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a flexible graphite sheet and a method for fabricating the same and a composite structure for the same. The method for fabricating a flexible graphite sheet comprises steps of coating an augmenting solution on a first film to form a composite structure, and heating the composite structure such that the first film and the augmenting solution form a flexible graphite sheet, wherein the thermal conducting cross-section of the flexible graphite sheet is larger than the thermal conducting cross-section of the first film, and the thermal conductivity of the flexible graphite sheet ranges from 1200 to 6000 W/m° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Huge Temp Energy Ltd
    Inventors: Ming Sheng Weng, Lung Ta Hsiao, Che Lu Tseng, Hung Yuan Li
  • Patent number: 8911823
    Abstract: Nanoparticle inks and powders are sintered using an applied mechanical energy, such as uniaxial pressure, hydrostatic pressure, and ultrasonic energy, which may also include applying a sheer force to the inks or powders in order to make the resultant film or line conductive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: PEN Inc.
    Inventors: Yunjun Li, Samuel Kim, Igor Pavlovsky, Zvi Yaniv, Mohshi Yang
  • 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
    Inventors: Joanna AIZENBERG, Benjamin HATTON, Xi YAO, Michael AIZENBERG, Wendong WANG
  • Publication number: 20140307025
    Abstract: An inkjet recording material that contains a supporting substrate and an image-receiving layer formed on at least one side of the supporting substrate, said layer including at least one inorganic pigment, and a latex binder having the formula (I). Also disclosed herein are the method of making said inkjet recording material and a method for producing printed images that encompasses using said recording material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Steven L. Webb, Christopher Arend Toles
  • 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: 8784940
    Abstract: A method of making an engagement cover for rollers for use in web conveying, the method comprising: (a) providing a knit fabric comprising a woven base layer having first and second faces and a resilient looped pile protruding from the first face; (b) applying an elastomeric coating composition to the looped pile; and (c) curing the coating composition to leave a deposit of elastomeric polymer on the looped pile to yield the engagement cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Kevin B. Newhouse, Bruce E. Tait, John C. Clark
  • Publication number: 20140193584
    Abstract: A method of improving performance of equipment for a contact sport having the steps of: providing a shoe having an outsole and at least one cleat; providing a lubricant in a container; applying the lubricant to portions of the outsole and the at least one cleat; providing a helmet used in a contact sport; providing at least one of a second lubricant and a wax; and applying at least one of the second lubricant and a wax to the helmet to reduce the friction on the surface thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: ROBERT D. VAN ESSEN DDS, PC
    Inventor: Robert Dean Van Essen
  • Patent number: 8765210
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to systems and methods for making gelatin shunts. In certain embodiments, the invention provides methods that may involve moving a wire through a bath including a bottom layer of liquid gelatin and a top layer of water, thereby coating the wire with gelatin, moving the gelatin coated wire through an aperture, and drying the gelatin on the wire in a humidity controlled space, thereby manufacturing a gelatin shunt. In other embodiments, the invention provides systems that may include a motor, a wire operable coupled to the motor for movement of the wire, a temperature controllable bath, an aperture plate situated in a top portion of the bath, and an ultrasonic fogger, in which the system is configured such that the wire moves through the bath, through the aperture plate, and into the ultrasonic fogger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: AqueSys, Inc.
    Inventors: Laszlo O. Romoda, Brian Hamstrom, Partha Chandrakant, Christopher Horvath
  • Patent number: 8734893
    Abstract: A process comprising a duplex type impregnating apparatus providing the steps of: (i) providing an elongated porous web, said elongated porous web comprising two outermost surfaces; (ii) transporting said elongated porous web downwards between two impregnating heads comprising two slots each with substantially vertical upper and lower slot faces substantially parallel to said elongated porous web providing simultaneously to both surfaces of said elongated porous web metered substantially identical quantities of a dope, comprising at least one membrane polymer and at least one solvent therefor; (iii) thereby impregnating said elongated porous web completely with said dope and providing substantially equally thick dope layers on each surface of said outermost surfaces of said elongated porous web with a thickness independent of the gap between one of said lower slot faces and the surface of said elongated porous web nearest thereto; (iv) subjecting said dope associated with said elongated porous web to symmetri
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignees: Agfa-Gevaert N.V., Vito N.V.
    Inventors: Willem Mues, Bart Cobben, Wim Doyen
  • Publication number: 20140141269
    Abstract: A method for coating a metallic surface by contacting it with an aqueous copolymer dispersion, wherein the aqueous copolymer dispersion comprises an effective amount of organic phosphorus-containing corrosion inhibitors, the copolymers present in the dispersion being constructed from 20 to 95 weight % of monoethylenically unsaturated hydrocarbons and/or hydrocarbons having two conjugated double bonds, from 5 to 80 weight % of monoethylenically unsaturated monomers which contain acid groups, and/or anhydrides or salts thereof. A metallic surface coated with a copolymer, obtainable by methods of this kind, which can also further comprise one or more layers of paint applied one atop another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Christian SCHADE, Christian Maeder, Helmut Witteler
  • Patent number: 8728581
    Abstract: Disclosed is a floor covering having an embossed polyurethane foam backing layer and methods of making and using same. A bottom surface of the backing layer can be thermo-embossed with a predetermined pattern, and the bottom surface of the backing layer can define at least one fluid pathway in communication with a side edge of the floor covering. The floor covering can also have a layer of skid-resistant material connected to the bottom surface of the backing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Columbia Insurance Company
    Inventor: Gregory D. Fowler
  • Patent number: 8722151
    Abstract: A method for creating a wood like appearance on a synthetic component using a sales client device, a network, computer instructions for creating a work order, a tray with scannable tray identifier to hold a synthetic component, a production client device connected to the network with computer instructions for applying a base coat, a glaze, and a top coat with spray treatment devices to the synthetic component as it automatically moves on a conveyer system a portion of which is connected to the production client device. Scanning a scannable tray identifier with a plurality of sensors to link the tray identifier to the work order and to authenticate and validate the location of the tray on the conveyor system, or to initiate an alerting device. The method uses temperature control environments to simultaneously control humidity and heating of the synthetic component while spraying, drying and UV curing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Glasscraft Door Company
    Inventors: John B. Plummer, Matthew James O'Shea, Joseph Gene Denley
  • Publication number: 20140120320
    Abstract: This surface-treated metal includes a metal, and a coated material that is formed on a surface of the metal, in which an outermost layer of the coated material is a photocatalytic film that contains particles showing photocatalytic activity and an organic-inorganic composite resin, a volume ratio of the particles showing photocatalytic activity to the photocatalytic film is in a range from 0.5 vol % to 50 vol %, the organic-inorganic composite resin contains a siloxane bond and at least one group selected from the group consisting of an aryl group, a carboxyl group, an amino group, a hydroxyl group, and an alkyl group having 1 to 12 carbon atoms, the coated material has concaves on a surface thereof on the outermost layer side, an area of the outermost layer is 50% to 98% of an area of a surface of the metal when the coated material is seen in a plan view, and a surface area of the outermost layer is 101% to 5000% of the area of the surface of the metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventors: Takao Kanai, Yuji Kubo, Yoshio Kimata, Hiroshi Kanai, Tomonari Hamamura, Hiromasa Nomura
  • Patent number: 8709546
    Abstract: A non-absorbing barrier layer for photographic printing paper includes a non-polyolefin resin. A photographic printing paper includes a base substrate; a image receiving layer and a barrier layer comprising a non-polyolefin resin coated on the base substrate. A method of making a photographic printing paper includes coating a barrier layer comprising a non-polyolefin resin on a base substrate. Another method of making a photographic printing paper includes forming a barrier layer on a base substrate using reactive monomers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Xiaoqi Zhou, Tao Chen, Silke Courtenay, Eric L. Burch
  • Patent number: 8709530
    Abstract: A pattern forming method using printing device and method of manufacturing LCD device using the same is disclosed, which uses a cleaning dry film to remove a pattern material from a printing plate, the printing device comprising a printing roller coated with a pattern material; a printing plate including embossing and depressed patterns for patterning the pattern material of the printing roller; a substrate to which the pattern material on the embossing patterns of the printing roller is transcribed; and a cleaning unit, for removing the pattern material from the printing plate, provided with a film-supplying roller, a cleaning roller and a film-collecting roller combined with one another by one cleaning dry film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chul Ho Kim, Tae Young Oh, Choon Ho Park
  • Publication number: 20140087080
    Abstract: An outer periphery coating method of honeycomb structure has coating steps where the honeycomb structure including a ring-like bulge portion is rotated; a coating member is brought into contact with a side surface of the honeycomb structure by pressing a side edge portion of a spatula via a rubber sheet, the coating member including the plate-like spatula in which a specific cut portion is formed in the one side edge portion and the side edge portion provided with the cut portion is an inclined surface inclined on a coating surface side, and the rubber sheet in which a cut is formed so that an end surface of the end portion is parallel to a back surface of the spatula when the end portion is bent along the side edge portion of the spatula; and a slurry coating material is supplied to the side surface of the honeycomb structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasumasa FUJIOKA, Jun INOUE, Daisuke MIURA