And Cooling Patents (Class 427/374.1)
  • Patent number: 10727004
    Abstract: The invention includes supercapacitors and methods of making supercapacitor by fabricating transition metal dichalcogenide (MX2) layers using a combination of magnetron sputtering followed by chemical vapor deposition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: University of North Texas
    Inventor: Wonbong Choi
  • Patent number: 10488695
    Abstract: Disclosed is a temperature-controlled alignment device based on multi-model glass technology. The device includes a stage divided into at least two areas and heating modules corresponding to respective areas. Each of the heating modules includes a heat conductive sheet, a liquid pipe, and an electric heater. Different areas are heated by arranging a heating module for each of the areas, so that reaction rates of reactive monomers in panels of different areas have a same reaction rate so as to form a same pretilt angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Rentang Zhao, Chung Ching Hsieh, Yongchao Zhao
  • Patent number: 10207520
    Abstract: The invention was made in order to provide a multi-color printing method of a plastic film wherein multi-color print can be made fast without requiring complex operations, while functions of the anchor-coating layer and the shielding are ensured sufficiently, and provides a method of multi-color printing on a plastic film, which comprises an anchor-coating process wherein an anchoring agent is applied to the plastic film by a gravure roll to form an anchor-coating layer which acts as receptive layer to multi-color inks, a multi-color printing process wherein multi-color print is provided on said anchor-coating layer by continuous ink jet printers, a shielding layer-coating process wherein a titanium white ink is applied to said multi-color print by a gravure roll to form a shielding layer, and drying processes being provided after said anchor-coating process, multi-color printing process and shielding layer-coating process, respectively, and an apparatus therefor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: NAKAMOTO PACKS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shunichiro Nakamoto, Masaru Masutani
  • Patent number: 10017412
    Abstract: Glasses comprising SiO2, Al2O3, and P2O5 that are capable of chemical strengthened by ion exchange and having high damage resistance. These phosphate-containing glasses have a structure in which silica (SiO2) is replaced by aluminum phosphate (AlPO4) and/or boron phosphate (BPO4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Dana Craig Bookbinder, Timothy Michael Gross, Marcel Potuzak
  • Patent number: 9790388
    Abstract: A radiation-curable ink composition for application to glass, ceramic, or metal by an inkjet printer. The ink composition can be applied to a glass, ceramic, or metal substrate to decorate, protect, etc. the substrate. In some embodiments, the ink composition includes a glass frits component, a chromophore component, and a UV-curable component. The glass frits component facilitates the fusing of the ink component with a glass, ceramic, or metal substrate to which the ink composition is applied. The chromophore component is the primary colorant of the ink composition. The UV-curable component facilitates activation of polymerization upon exposure to ultra-violet (UV) radiation, which causes the ink composition to cure and fix/pin to the underlying substrate. After the ink composition is applied to a substrate and cured by exposure to UV radiation, the substrate is heated to a temperature that causes the ink composition to fuse with the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS FOR IMAGING, INC.
    Inventors: Jiangping Wang, Matthew Tennis, Mark Zavada, Huilei Zhang, Paul Edwards, Loius Justus Fage
  • Patent number: 9728593
    Abstract: An organic light emitting display device includes: a curved organic light emitting display panel. The organic light emitting display panel includes a flexible substrate, a thin film transistor layer including a semiconductor layer, and an organic light emission layer including an organic light emitting material. In the curved organic light emitting display panel, the thin film transistor layer receives a compressive stress, or a neutral plane in which the compressive stress and a tensile stress maintain equilibrium is defined in the thin film transistor layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Hyun Woo Koo, Tae Woong Kim, Young Gug Seol
  • Patent number: 9048057
    Abstract: A field-emission electron gun including an electron emission tip, an extractor anode, and a mechanism creating an electric-potential difference between the emission tip and the extractor anode. The emission tip includes a metal tip and an end cone produced by chemical vapor deposition on a nanofilament, the cone being aligned and welded onto the metal tip. The electron gun can be used for a transmission electron microscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (CNRS)
    Inventors: Marc Monthioux, Florent Houdellier
  • Publication number: 20150118468
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a semicrystalline polymer/graphene oxide composite film, comprising: a first semicrystalline-typed polymer, distributed in structural space of the composite film and having a porous structure; and graphene oxide, having a layered structure and distributed in the composite film wherein gas passage exist between adjacent layered structures, the first semicrystalline-typed polymer existing between part of adjacent layered structures forms into a second semicrystalline-typed polymer by further heat treatment after the first semicrystalline-typed polymer and graphene oxide are blended uniformly to be distributed in the composite film so as to fill and seal a portion of the porous structure to block gas from flowing to extend path length(s) of gas passage; wherein graphene oxide existing between the first semicrystalline-typed polymers induces formation of the second semicrystalline-typed polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: CHUNG-YUAN CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Jung-Tsai Chen, Chien-Chieh Hu, Kueir-Rarn Lee, Juin-Yih Lai
  • Publication number: 20150086801
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a complex for carbon dioxide separation, the complex for carbon dioxide separation including a support and a carbon dioxide separation layer on the support, and the method including: applying, on the support, a coating liquid for forming the carbon dioxide separation layer including: a water-absorbing polymer, an alkali metal salt, and a filler having a density lower than a density of the alkali metal salt, a new Mohs hardness of 2 or greater, and a volume average particle diameter that is 30% or less of a thickness of the carbon dioxide separation layer; and drying the coating liquid applied for forming the carbon dioxide separation layer to obtain the carbon dioxide separation layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Daisuke HIRAKI, Kenichi ISHIZUKA
  • Patent number: 8916238
    Abstract: There is provided a method of producing a composite that separates carbon dioxide that has a carbon dioxide separating film on a support includes preparing, at greater than or equal to 50° C., a coating liquid for carbon dioxide separating film formation that contains a water absorbent polymer, a carbon dioxide carrier and a gelling agent, and that gels, after being left at 12° C. at a solution film thickness of less than or equal to 1 mm, within 120 seconds and liquid not dropping-off due to gravity; coating the coating liquid on a strip-shaped support; cooling, at less than or equal to 12° C., a coated film obtained by the coating, and obtaining a gel film; and drying the gel film at least by warm air, and obtaining a carbon dioxide separating film, wherein, from coating to drying are carried out continuously while conveying the support in a given direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Ryou Oouchi
  • Patent number: 8911231
    Abstract: A substrate-treatment installation includes a vacuum chamber, a substrate treatment device within the vacuum chamber, a substrate transport device within the vacuum chamber for guiding a substrate along a longitudinal direction in a substrate transport plane past the substrate treatment device, and a device for controlling substrate temperature. The substrate temperature controlling device includes a heat-absorbing cooler on one side of the substrate transport plane and an insulation member selectively displaceable between at least two different positions to vary extent of thermal shielding of the heat-absorbing cooler relative to the substrate transport plane by the insulation member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: VON ARDENNE Anlagentechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Hubertus Von Der Waydbrink, Thomas Meyer, Michael Hentschel, Reinhardt Bauer, Andrej Wolf, Hans-Christian Hecht
  • Publication number: 20140363697
    Abstract: Provided is a method of manufacturing a hot-dip galvanized steel sheet. According to an aspect of the present invention, the method may include preparing a base steel sheet, forming a iron (Fe)-plated layer on the prepared base steel sheet, oxidation heating the steel sheet having the Fe-plated layer formed thereon at a temperature ranging from 600° C. to 800° C., maintaining the heated steel sheet at a temperature ranging from 750° C. to 900° C. for 5 seconds or more in a reducing atmosphere with a dew point of between ?30° C. to 5° C. including 20 ppm or less of oxygen, 1 vol % to 20 vol % of H2, and N2 as well as unavoidable gases as a remainder, cooling the maintained steel sheet, and plating the cooled steel sheet by dipping in a hot-dip galvanizing bath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Myung-Soo Kim, Jong-Sang Kim, Young-Ha Kim, Joong-Chul Park
  • Patent number: 8900652
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a coated low-friction medical device, such as low-friction medical tubing, including applying a coating to one or more selected portions of a surface of low-friction medical tubing to indicate at least one marking formed along the surface of the low-friction medical tubing, and simultaneously or substantially simultaneously: (a) curing the applied coating to a designated temperature (which is above the temperature at which the low-friction medical tubing begins to decompose and shrink) to adhere the applied coating to the surface of the low-friction medical tubing, (b) utilizing one or more anti-shrinking devices to counteract or otherwise inhibit the shrinking of the low-friction medical tubing, and (c) exhausting any harmful byproducts resulting from curing the low-friction medical tubing to a temperate above the temperature at which the low-friction medical tubing begins to decompose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Innovatech, LLC
    Inventors: Adino D. Caballero, Bruce Nesbitt, Charles Berkelhamer, George F. Osterhout
  • Publication number: 20140301906
    Abstract: A double impregnation method and composition for producing three way catalysts (TWC) are disclosed. The TWC may generally include a substrate, a washcoat, a first and second impregnation compositions, and optionally at least an overcoat over the impregnation compositions. The first impregnation composition may include a composition of a perovskite, base metal oxides, and alkaline earth carbonates. The method for applying the first impregnation composition may include combining all base metals in the composition, adding Pd, drying, and adding a heat treatment. The method for applying the second impregnation composition may include adding a remainder of Pd as a Pd solution over the first impregnation, drying, and applying a heat treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: CDTI
    Inventor: Randal Hatfield
  • Patent number: 8852675
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a preparation method for copper oxide nanowires including following steps: step 01, a conductive layer as an electrode is prepared on a clean substrate, or a clean substrate with a conductive layer is provided directly. Step 02, copper powder is weighed up, and the copper powder is homogeneously mixed with organic carrier. Step 03, mixture prepared in step 02 is printed onto the clean substrate with a conductive layer. Step 04, the substrate after being processed by step 03 is sintered under atmosphere having oxygen, and finally cooled to obtain copper oxide nanowires. Adhesion between the copper oxide nanowires prepared in the present disclosure and the substrate is excellent, the copper oxide nanowires may substantially prepared uniformly in large area and under low temperature, technology flow of coating is decreased, a cost of manufacture is decreased, such that a promising method for bottleneck of commercialization process of the field emission device is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Ocean's King Lighting Science & Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mingjie Zhou, Pengrui Shao, Wenbo Ma
  • Publication number: 20140295174
    Abstract: A biaxially oriented composite film includes a polyester substrate supporting one or more coatings on one or both surfaces of said substrate, wherein the polyester substrate is a biaxially oriented film; wherein the one or more coatings is/are derived from a predominantly inorganic hardcoat coating composition including inorganic particles contained in a polymerisable predominantly inorganic matrix; and wherein the biaxially oriented composite film has been annealed at a temperature Ta (° C.) above Tg where Tg<Ta?Tg+100 (° C.) for a time t after thermal equilibrium where 1 hour ?t?72 hours. A method of making the film is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: DuPont Teijin Films U.S. Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Robert William Eveson, Andrew Nathan Hodgson, Duncan Henry MacKerron, Katsuyuki Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20140287147
    Abstract: A versatile and rapid sol-gel technique for the fabrication of high quality one-dimensional photonic bandgap materials. For example, silica/titania multi-layer materials may be fabricated by a sol-gel chemistry route combined with dip-coating onto planar or curved substrate. A shock-cooling step immediately following the thin film heat-treatment process is introduced. This step was found important in the prevention of film crack formation—especially in silica/titania alternating stack materials with a high number of layers. The versatility of this sol-gel method is demonstrated by the fabrication of various Bragg stack-type materials with fine-tuned optical properties by tailoring the number and sequence of alternating layers, the film thickness and the effective refractive index of the deposited thin films. Measured optical properties show good agreement with theoretical simulations confirming the high quality of these sol-gel fabricated optical materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Michael H. Bartl, Moussa Barhoum, David Riassetto
  • Patent number: 8814563
    Abstract: Disclosed is a substrate heating apparatus including a hot plate that heats a substrate, and a cooling plate that supports the substrate and moves between a first position (home position) and the second position above the hot plate to transfer wafers between the two positions. A heat-radiating fin structure is connected to the cooling plate to move together with the cooling plate. The fin structure is thermally connected to the cooling plate via heat pipes. A suction port is arranged so as to locate adjacent to the fin structure when the cooling plate is in the home position. The fin structure is cooled by a gas passing therethrough before flown into the suction port, whereby the cooling plate is cooled through heat transfer from the cooling plate to the fin structure through the heat pipes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Shinichi Hayashi, Hiroaki Inadomi
  • Publication number: 20140205756
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for fabricating pyrite thin films from molecular inks. A process is provided that comprises dissolving simple iron-bearing and sulfur-bearing molecules in an appropriate solvent and then depositing the solution onto an appropriate substrate using one of several methods (roll-to-roll coating, spraying, spin coating, etc.), resulting in a solid film consisting of the molecules. These molecular precursor films are then heated to 200-600° C. in the presence of sulfur-bearing gases (e.g., S2, H2S) to convert the molecular films into films of crystalline iron pyrite (FeS2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: The Regents Of The University Of California
    Inventors: Matthew Law, Amanda S. Weber, Sean Seefeld, James Puthussery
  • Publication number: 20140170326
    Abstract: Crosslinker-accelerator system for the thermal crosslinking of polyacrylates with functional groups suitable for entering into linking reactions with cyclic ethers, more particularly epoxide groups or oxetane groups, comprising at least one substance containing epoxide or oxetane groups (crosslinker) and at least one substance with an accelerating action for the linking reaction at a temperature below the melting temperature of the polyacrylate (accelerator).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: tesa SE
    Inventors: Norbert Grittner, Sven Hansen, Alexander Prenzel, Stephan Zöllner
  • Publication number: 20140154937
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the production of a fiber-reinforced composite material with a polyamide matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Philippe Desbois, Silke Biedasek
  • Patent number: 8697230
    Abstract: To provide a graphene sheet that has a large area, is homogeneous, and has a small amount of domain boundaries, a novel method for producing a graphene sheet suitable for industrial applications, such as application to electronics, that is capable of producing a graphene sheet that has well aligned crystal orientation at a low cost, and a graphene sheet. In the method for producing a graphene sheet of the present invention, a substrate containing a single crystal substrate having formed on the surface thereof an epitaxial metal film is used, and a graphene sheet is grown by making a carbon material into contact with the surface of the epitaxial metal film. In the graphene sheet of the present invention, the graphene sheet is constituted by a number of graphene domains, the domains each have an area of from 0.000001 ?m2 to 100,000 mm2, and the orientations of 6-membered rings in the domains are averagely aligned in a single direction over the graphene sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Kyushu University
    Inventors: Hiroki Ago, Yoshito Ito, Izumi Tanaka, Seigi Mizuno, Masaharu Tsuji
  • Publication number: 20130320665
    Abstract: A threaded tubular component for drilling or working hydrocarbon wells, including at one of its ends a threaded zone produced on its outer or inner peripheral surface depending on whether the threaded end is male or female in type, in which at least a portion of the end is coated with at least one lubricating dry film including at least 65% by weight of a polyaryletherketone, and a process for depositing the film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicants: Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation, VALLOUREC MANNESMANN OIL & GAS FRANCE
    Inventors: Eric Gard, Eliette Pinel, Mikael Petit, Mohamed Gouider
  • Patent number: 8597733
    Abstract: Polymeric formulations which contain aqueous dispersions of acrylic monomers and copolymers and modified polyethylene terephthalate resin are disclosed which are useful as a coating system or treatment for imparting water, oil and grease resistance to underlying cellulosic substrates. The formulations do not contain any fluorochemicals, polyethylene or wax. Moreover, the formulations provide water, oil and grease resistance properties that are an improvement in the art to known coatings and treatments which contain polyethylene and or wax for water, oil and grease resistance. These coatings can also impart improved anti-wicking properties over the existing art. These formulations have interest as they contain components that are permitted to come into direct contact with food products. Therefore, the formulations of the present invention are ideal for use as coatings for paper and paperboard, including paper packaging such as that utilized in food wrappers, food containers, food receptacles, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Eco-Friendly Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Scott Vonfelden
  • Publication number: 20130309501
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing a novel carbon member-inorganic member joined body. A carbon member-inorganic member joined body including a carbon member and an inorganic member joined together is produced. The carbon member-inorganic member joined body is obtained by forming on the carbon member a layer containing an inorganic material and a sintering aid, and heating the layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: TOYO TANSO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki OHKUNI, Weiwu CHEN, Yoshinari MIYAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20130295365
    Abstract: A process for the acetylation of wood comprising submerging the wood in an acetylation fluid under pressure, and subsequently heating the wood under controlled conditions to initiate two distinct exothermic reactions. The process permits the simultaneous upgrading of large quantities of commercial wood sizes having a natural durability class 4 or class 5 to a unique product of durability class 1 or class 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventor: Kapil Girotra
  • Publication number: 20130295806
    Abstract: A molding material is provided including a composite having 1 to 50 wt % of (A) a bundle of continuous reinforcing fibers and 0.1 to 40 wt % of (B) a polyarylene sulfide prepolymer or (B?) a polyarylene sulfide; and 10 to 98.9 wt % of (C) a thermoplastic resin adhered to the composite; wherein the composite further has (D) a zero-valent transition metal compound or (E) a low-valent iron compound in an amount of 0.001 to 20 mol % based on the amount of sulfur atoms contained in the component (B) or (B?). A prepreg and a method of producing a fiber-reinforced molding base material is also provided. By using the molding material according to the present invention which exhibits excellent economic efficiency and productivity, a molded article having excellent mechanical characteristics can be easily produced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Naokichi Imai, Kaori Narimatsu, Masato Honma, Shunsuke Horiuchi, Koji Yamauchi
  • Publication number: 20130284022
    Abstract: A composition for forming a carbon dioxide separation membrane, which includes a water-absorbing polymer, a carbon dioxide carrier, and a polysaccharide, is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Daisuke HIRAKI, Yusuke MOCHIZUKI, Kazuki YAMAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20130287958
    Abstract: There is provided a method of producing a composite that separates carbon dioxide that has a carbon dioxide separating film on a support includes preparing, at greater than or equal to 50° C., a coating liquid for carbon dioxide separating film formation that contains a water absorbent polymer, a carbon dioxide carrier and a gelling agent, and that gels, after being left at 12° C. at a solution film thickness of less than or equal to 1 mm, within 120 seconds and liquid not dropping-off due to gravity; coating the coating liquid on a strip-shaped support; cooling, at less than or equal to 12° C., a coated film obtained by the coating, and obtaining a gel film; and drying the gel film at least by warm air, and obtaining a carbon dioxide separating film, wherein, from coating to drying are carried out continuously while conveying the support in a given direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventor: Ryou OOUCHI
  • Publication number: 20130280430
    Abstract: A method including contacting a support with a composition including an aluminum, silicon, phosphorous (SAPO) gel and/or an aluminophosphate (AlPO) gel; heating the support and the composition; and forming SAPO and/or AlPO crystals from the composition on the support; and after forming the crystals, modifying the contact between the support and the composition within a time to inhibit solubilization of a portion of the crystals. A method including seeding a support with an amount of uncalcined silicoaluminophosphate (SAPO) and/or aluminophosphate (AlPO) molecular sieve crystals; after seeding the support, contacting the support with a composition including a SAPO or AlPO gel; and heating the support and the composition to form SAPO and/or AlPO molecular sieve crystals from the gel on the support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Chen Elizabeth Ramachandran, Paul Jason Williams
  • Publication number: 20130280428
    Abstract: There are provided processes for manufacturing trim boards. The processes can comprise applying a thin layer comprising an alkyd based primer sealer on at least one surface of the trim board; heat drying the thin layer so as to at least partially cure the thin layer comprising the alkyd based primer sealer; cooling the at least one surface; and applying a thin layer comprising a sealer on the thin layer comprising the alkyd based primer sealer. There are also provided methods for reducing and/or preventing migration of tannins in pine wood.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: PRODUITS MATRA INC.
    Inventors: Nicholas DROUIN, Patrick BEAULIEU, Jean-François DROUIN
  • Patent number: 8557337
    Abstract: Provided are magnetic core-ceramic shell (e.g., magnetite (Fe3O4) core-calcium phosphate (Ca3(PO4)2) shell) nanocrystals with high crystallization degree, uniform size, and high chemical stability and a method for synthesizing the same. A core-shell structure is synthesized in a process of forming magnetite seeds corresponding to cores by the reduction of magnetite precursors and then, sequentially, coating the magnetite with Ca3(PO4)2 by the reduction of Ca3(PO4)2 precursors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Korea University Foundation
    Inventors: Young Keun Kim, Hong Ling Liu, Jun Hua Wu, Ji Hyun Min, You Song Kim
  • Patent number: 8545941
    Abstract: In an oven used for printing machine and the like, drying is rendered possible to be conducted without decreasing traveling speed (120 m/min or more) by a short and compact drying zone for a coating liquid agent which is made aqueous as well as oily coating liquid agent. A plurality of hot air blow-off nozzles 222 are provided in the drying portion 220 of the first printing unit 200. Heating guide rolls 223a are provided at the former portion, and cooling guide rolls 223b are provided at the latter portion, so that they meet the hot air blow-off nozzles 222. Liquid delivery pipes 224a for injecting hot water are connected to the heating guide rolls 223a, and liquid delivery pipes 224b for injecting cooling water are connected to the cooling guide rolls 223b. Introduced raw web 1 is heated to the boiling point of solvent or higher than that by the heating guide rolls 223a.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Nakamoto Packs Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunichiro Nakamoto, Tadayuki Mukai, Yuji Sekiguchi
  • Patent number: 8524315
    Abstract: According to an exemplary embodiment, a method for manufacturing a tubular body is provided. The method includes maintaining at about 15° C. or lower a heat-curable solution containing a polyimide precursor solution in which a conductive agent having an acidic group is dispersed; coating the heat-curable solution maintained at about 15° C. or lower on a core body to form a coating film of the heat-curable solution, and curing the coating film by heating to obtain a tubular body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayuki Seko, Toshikazu Ohno, Yuichi Yashiki, Masaru Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20130209832
    Abstract: Provided is a metal coated steel sheet having a coating layer including a metal having a level of Gibbs free energy equal to that of Fe or above and an oxide thereof. Accordingly, the quality of a plated steel sheet may be improved by preventing the generation of bare spots through inhibition of the formation of Mn oxide, Si oxide, or Al oxide on the surface thereof, and simultaneously, the complexity of a manufacturing facility or an increase in manufacturing costs may be minimized. Economic benefits are thus realized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: POSCO
    Inventors: Myung-Soo Kim, Ju-Youn Lee, Young-Ha Kim, Jong-Sang Kim
  • Publication number: 20130202405
    Abstract: Coating and method for providing a self-lubricated coating on a substrate. The method includes spraying with an inert gas at least a layer of liquid metal on the substrate; adding a compound to the liquid metal while being sprayed on the substrate; forming a porous layer on the substrate that includes the metal and the compound, where the porous layer has plural pores; heating the porous layer to open the pores; flooding the open pores with a greasing substance such that part of the greasing substance is stored in one or more pores; and cooling the porous layer to close the pores and trap the greasing substance inside the pores.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: NUOVO PIGNONE S.P.A.
    Inventor: Ion Savu
  • Publication number: 20130189444
    Abstract: Methods of forming a graphene material on a surface are presented. A metal material is disposed on a material substrate or material layer and is infused with carbon, for example, by exposing the metal to a carbon-containing vapor. The carbon-containing metal material is annealed to cause graphene to precipitate onto the bottom of the metal material to form a graphene layer between the metal material and the material substrate/material layer and also onto the top and/or sides of the metal material. Graphene material is removed from the top and sides of the metal material and then the metal material is removed, leaving only the graphene layer that was formed on the bottom of the metal material. In some cases graphene material that formed on one or more side of the sides of the metal material is not removed so that a vertical graphene material layer is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Francis J. Kub, Travis Anderson, Boris N. Feygelson
  • Patent number: 8481126
    Abstract: A method for making a housing of an electronic device includes applying a layer of ceramic powder material to an outer surface of a metal substrate. The layer of ceramic powder material and a top layer of the metal substrate are melted by laser irradiation, forming a ceramic-metal composite coating integrally bonding with the metal substrate when cooled. The substrate with the ceramic-metal composite coating is heated to a peak temperature, maintained at the peak temperature for a desired period of time, and then cooled down to room temperature. The heat treated metal substrate with the ceramic-metal composite coating is then formed into a desired shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Ren-Bo Wang, Xin-Wu Guan
  • Patent number: 8465795
    Abstract: A method of forming a thin-film layered electronic device over a flexible substrate comprises the steps of depositing a buffer layer over the flexible substrate, heating the substrate and buffer layer stack to a temperature at which plastic deformation of the buffer layer takes place, cooling the stack, then forming the thin-film electronic device over the plastically deformed buffer layer without further plastic deformation of the buffer layer. The heating and cooling to cause plastic deformation of the buffer layer is referred to as annealing. The thin-film electronic device is formed by a process according to which all steps are performed at a temperature below that at which further plastic deformation of the buffer layer occurs. In-process strain and runout are reduced, improving device yield on flexible substrates. An optional metal base layer may be formed over the buffer layer prior annealing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Rene Lujan, William S. Wong, Julia Rosolovsky Greer
  • Publication number: 20130149930
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods to form ionomer coatings on a substrate, the ionomer composition comprising an ethylene acid copolymer comprising about 18 to about 30 weight % of copolymerized units of acrylic add or methacrylic add, based on the total weight of the parent add copolymer, the add copolymer having a melt flow rate from about 200 to about 1000 g/10 min., wherein about 50% to about 70% of the total carboxylic add groups of the copolymer are neutralized to carboxylic add salts comprising sodium cations, potassium cations or mixtures thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventor: E I DU Pont DE Nemours and Company
  • Publication number: 20130126073
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a releasable composite prepreg for compression, sheet, or bulk molding. The method includes mixing together a resin and a curing agent, adding a release agent to the resin and curing agent creating a releasable epoxy, applying a backing to the releasable epoxy; and positioning a plurality of fibers within the releasable epoxy creating a releasable composite prepreg. The releasable composite prepreg created through the method can be molded to create components without requiring application of an external mold release agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Apple Inc.
  • Patent number: 8445069
    Abstract: A coating method of forming a plurality of layers on a belt-like support continuously traveling, comprising: a step of applying a first coating liquid onto a front surface of the support to form a lower layer on the support; a drying step of removing a solvent in the lower layer until an amount of the residual solvent reaches not more than 100 mg/m2; a step of applying a second coating liquid onto the lower layer after drying to form an upper layer; and a drying step of removing moisture of the upper layer; wherein the drying step of removing moisture of the upper layer comprises: a first drying step of removing moisture in the upper layer until a moisture content of the upper layer reaches not more than 10% of moisture at the time of application within a range in which a following conditional expression (1) is satisfied: (1) temperature (Tw) of the support?average softening temperature (T0) of the lower layer+10° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Hayashi, Manabu Hashigaya, Keisuke Arimura, Go Nishino
  • Publication number: 20130108794
    Abstract: [Problems] In an oven used for printing machine and the like, drying is rendered possible to be conducted without decreasing traveling speed (120 m/min or more) by a short and compact drying zone for a coating liquid agent which is made aqueous as well as oily coating liquid agent. [Solving Means] A plurality of hot air blow-off nozzles 222 are provided in the drying portion 220 of the first printing unit 200. Heating guide rolls 223a are provided at the former portion, and cooling guide rolls 223b are provided at the latter portion, so that they meet the hot air blow-off nozzles 222. Liquid delivery pipes 224a for injecting hot water are connected to the heating guide rolls 223a, and liquid delivery pipes 224b for injecting cooling water are connected to the cooling guide rolls 223b. Introduced raw web 1 is heated to the boiling point of solvent or higher than that by the heating guide rolls 223a.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: NAKAMOTO PACKS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shunichiro NAKAMOTO, Tadayuki MUKAI, Yuji SEKIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20130108823
    Abstract: An intermediate material made up of an array of individualised ribbons, each ribbon being composed of a tape of unidirectional reinforcing fibres associated, by adhesion, on each of its faces with a veil of thermoplastic fibres.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: Hexcel Reinforcements
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Beraud, Jacques Ducarre, Jean-Benoit Thiel
  • Patent number: 8425983
    Abstract: An apparatus for producing a printing plate by applying a first coating liquid onto a belt-like support, and drying the first coating liquid to form an image recording layer; and applying a second coating liquid for an overcoat layer onto the image recording layer, and drying the second coating liquid, comprises: a coating liquid cooling device that cools the second coating liquid so that a temperature T1 of the second coating liquid may fall within a predetermined range; a support cooling device that cools the belt-like support so that the temperature of the second coating liquid may fall within the predetermined range; and an initial drying device that initially dries the overcoat layer by air having a low temperature and a dew point of not more than 5° C. parallel to a surface of the overcoat layer at an air velocity of 8 to 15 m/sec.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Kenji Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20130034681
    Abstract: The invention relates to freeze-dried molded articles comprising at least one or more active substances and optionally one or more scaffold-forming agents, optionally one or more auxiliary substances, as well as a coating comprising at least one film-forming agent. Furthermore, the invention relates to methods for manufacturing these freeze-dried molded articles, the combination of such freeze-dried molded articles in kit-of-parts arrangements together with aqueous solutions, as well as the use of the freeze-dried molded articles and the kit-of-parts combinations for pharmaceutical and cosmetic application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: Dr. Suwelack Skin & Health Care AG
    Inventor: Dr. Suwelack Skin & Health Care AG
  • Publication number: 20130011668
    Abstract: An extruded structural article is disclosed. The article has a cap layer comprising a flame retardant thermoplastic urethane material. The flame retardant thermoplastic urethane material is a blend of a thermoplastic urethane and a flame retardant polymer, such as a halogenated polymer. The thermoplastic urethane material is cross-linked using cross-linking agents such as radical initiators to improve strength, weather resistance, and resistance to scratching, abrasion, or marring. The flame retardant thermoplastic urethane is typically blended in a first extrusion with minimal cross-linking, and then applied to a structural article during a second extrusion in which the cross-linking reaction is activated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: Viking Polymers, LLC
    Inventors: Garry Glenn Belcher, JR., John S. Ammondson
  • Publication number: 20120309602
    Abstract: Provided are a method for producing a roller for office automation (OA) equipment, the roller capable of realizing an increase in the printing speed and having a good releasing property, and a roller for OA equipment. The method for producing a roller for OA equipment, the roller including a fluororesin layer provided on an outer circumferential surface of a tubular base either directly or with an intermediate layer therebetween, includes the steps of preparing a fluororesin coating material containing a tetrafluoroethylene-perfluoroalkylvinylether copolymer (PFA) and polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) in a ratio of 99:1 to 50:50 (mass ratio); applying the fluororesin coating material onto an outer circumferential surface of a tubular base either directly or with an intermediate layer therebetween; baking the fluororesin coating material at a temperature of 340° C. or higher to form a fluororesin layer; and after baking, cooling the fluororesin layer at a cooling rate of 20° C./min or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicants: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC FINE POLYMER, INC., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shingo Nakajima, Jun Sugawara, Yoshimasa Suzuki, Yusuke Uchiba, Masatoshi Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 8323742
    Abstract: A process for foaming ceramic foams, in which the ceramic foams are produced from a precursor or a mixture of precursors which contain at least one ceramic-forming element and liberates at least one volatile reaction product during an inorganic gelation process. In one embodiment, foaming is based on a precursor containing crystals of the AlCl3(Pri2O) complex. The decomposition of the initial precursor produces polymerizing species dissolved in liquid isopropyl chloride. The solvent and growing AlOxCly(OPri)z species are mixed homogeneously so that the boiling point of the solution is raised above the boiling point of the pure isopropyl chloride. Polymerization takes place in the liquid until a critical polymer size is attained, whereupon a phase separation into polymer rich and solvent rich regions occurs. Since the expelled solvent is suddenly above its boiling point, bubbles start forming instantly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Cellaris Limited
    Inventors: Gideon Grader, Gennady Shter, Yoram Dehazan
  • Publication number: 20120258587
    Abstract: Methods of forming a graphene material on a surface are presented. A metal material is disposed on a material substrate or material layer and is infused with carbon, for example, by exposing the metal to a carbon-containing vapor. The carbon-containing metal material is annealed to cause graphene to precipitate onto the bottom of the metal material to form a graphene layer between the metal material and the material substrate/material layer and also onto the top and/or sides of the metal material. Graphene material is removed from the top and sides of the metal material and then the metal material is removed, leaving only the graphene layer that was formed on the bottom of the metal material. In some cases graphene material that formed on one or more side of the sides of the metal material is not removed so that a vertical graphene material layer is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Francis J. Kub, Travis Anderson, Boris N. Feygelson