Fusion Or Softening Of Coating Patents (Class 427/375)
  • Patent number: 10244891
    Abstract: Provided are a kitchen appliance coated by a dot method including a primer coating layer formed on a surface of the kitchen appliance, and a dot layer formed in a dot shape on a surface of the primer coating layer by repetitive point spraying a coating solution of dot particles, wherein the dot particles are individually adhered to the primer coating layer by the point spraying to form a surface, the dot particles has an average diameter of 5 ?m to 10 mm when being adhered to the primer coating layer by the point spraying, an area ratio of the dot layer to the primer coating layer is in a range of 60% to 98%, the dot layer is spattered by a point spraying method in which the dot layer is formed by overlapping 0 to 20 layers of the dot particles, various colors of the dot layer are obtained by simultaneously or individually point spraying through a plurality of nozzles respectively including coating solutions of various colors, and a liquid component of the dot particles point sprayed in a form of a liquid is
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: Ryong Kim
  • Patent number: 9944775
    Abstract: Process for the manufacture of an elastomer composition having a self-sealing property which is based on at least (phr meaning parts by weight per 100 parts of solid elastomer): a solid unsaturated diene elastomer; between 30 and 90 phr of a hydrocarbon resin; from 0 to less than 30 phr of filler; between 0.5 and 15 phr of thiuram polysulphide, in which, during a first stage or stage (a), a masterbatch comprising at least the solid unsaturated diene elastomer and between 30 and 90 phr of a hydrocarbon resin is prepared by mixing these various components in a mixer at a “hot compounding” temperature or up to a “hot compounding” temperature which is greater than the softening temperature of the hydrocarbon resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN
    Inventors: Bozena Voge, José Carlos Araujo Da Silva, Jose Merino Lopez
  • Patent number: 9688881
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method for powder coating a metal substrate using a low-melt polyamic acid (PAA) polymer that readily imidizes to polyimides. These low-melt PAAs have been shown to be useful in resins applied as powder coatings to metal surfaces. The resin includes an end-capping material capable of providing crosslinking functionality to at least one end of the low-melt PAA polymer. The end-capping material functions dually as a polymerization chain terminator and crosslinking agent, thus producing resins that have molecular weights low enough to flow well and form good cured films applicable for use in powder coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventor: Scott T. Jolley
  • Patent number: 9556523
    Abstract: A method and composition for coating surfaces, a corresponding coating and the use of objects coated according to said method. A cleaned, metallic surface is contacted with an aqueous composition that is a dispersion or suspension, and drying and/or baking the organic coating or optionally, drying the organic coating and coating with an equivalent or additional coating composition prior to a drying and/or baking. The aqueous composition has a pH of 4 to 11 and contains an anionic polyelectrolyte in a quantity of 0.01 to 5.0 wt. % relative to the total mass of the composition, which may have a solids content of from 2 to 40 wt. %. The solids have an average particle size from 10 to 1000 nm. A coating forms on the basis of an ionogenic gel which binds cations released from the metallic surface that originate from a pretreatment stage or from the contacting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Chemetall GmbH
    Inventors: Daniel Wasserfallen, Michael Schwamb, Aliaksandr Frenkel, Vera Sotke, Wolfgang Bremser, Martin Droll, Oliver Seewald, Ron Eilinghoff, Stephanie Gerold, Evgenija Niesen, Lars Schachtsiek, Manuel Traut
  • Patent number: 9523172
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel polyvinyl alcohol non-woven films and fabrics which have been modified so as to have a breathable coalesced lower porosity surface polyvinyl alcohol layer attached to a fibrous polyvinyl alcohol layer by a transition layer. The fabrics are useful as clothing or wraps for inert articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Lakeland Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Novis Smith, Charles Roberson
  • Patent number: 9442443
    Abstract: A roller used for a fixing apparatus has: a core; a first elastic layer that is formed outside the core and includes a first tapered portion on an edge of the roller in an axis direction; and a second elastic layer that is formed outside the first elastic layer and includes a second tapered portion on the edge in the axis direction on the same side as the first elastic layer. The second elastic layer has a hardness that is higher than the hardness of the first elastic layer. A second start point, which is a start point of the second tapered portion, is set in a position closer to the center of the roller in the axis direction than a first start point, which is a start point of the first tapered portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Naoto Tsuchihashi, Toshiaki Miyashiro, Eiji Uekawa
  • Publication number: 20150111053
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a low density polyethylene having a molecular weight distribution Mw/Mn which is 15 or less, a storage modulus G?, measured at a loss modulus G? of 5 kPa, which is above 3000 Pa, a weight average molecular weight (Mw) which is between 192000 and 250000 g/mol and has a melt flow rate (MFR) according to ISO 1133 (190° C., 2.16 kg) which is higher than 3.0 g/10 min, compositions, a process for production of the low density polyethylene, a low density polyethylene which is obtainable by the process, a continuous ethylene polymerization method for introducing vinylidene in a low density polyethylene, a method for an extrusion coating process or a method for an extrusion lamination process, an article, e.g. an extrusion article, an extrusion lamination article, film blowing article, film casting article, wire and cable extrusion article, injection moulding article, blow moulding article or pipe extrusion article, and uses of the low density polyethylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Auli Nummila-Pakarinen, Bernt-Ake Sultan, Bjorn Voigt, Gabriel Ruess, Martin Anker, Mattias Bergqvist, Thomas Gkourmpis, Thomas Hjertberg
  • Patent number: 8986841
    Abstract: A process for reinforcing a glass-ceramic article, into which a maximum tension is introduced beneath the surface of the glass-ceramic, advantageously in proximity to said surface. The invention also relates to an enamel that can be used for this reinforcement, this enamel being formed from a glass frit having the following composition, the proportions being expressed as weight percentages: SiO2 50-66% MgO 3-8% Na2O ?7-15% K2O 0-3% Li2O ?0-12% CaO ?0-10% BaO ?0-15% Al2O3 0-3% ZrO2 0-3% ZnO 0-5% B2O3 0-8% the sum of the alkaline-earth metal oxides CaO+BaO moreover being between 8 and 15%, and the sum of the alkali metal oxides Na2O+K2O+Li2O moreover being between 7 and 20%. The reinforced glass-ceramics obtained by the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Eurokera S.N.C.
    Inventors: Stephanie Pelletier, Marie-Helene Chopinet, Caroline Faillat, Marie-Helene Rouillon, Pablo Vilato
  • Publication number: 20140323257
    Abstract: The invention relates to a power transmission belt, having a base of cast polyurethane (30) and a power transmission zone (3) formed thereon and comprising, at least in contact with the power transmission zone (3), an abrasion-proof textile overlay (1) having an inner impregnation that acts to reduce abrasion by fixing the textile fibres and constitutes a barrier coat for the polyurethane in order to prevent same from passing through the textile with the associated increase in abrasion. For the impregnation, a thermoplastic material (22) having a melting point not below 80° C. is located in the interior of the textile overlay (1) in addition to the textile material and substantially completely fills the interstices between the textile threads (16) or fibres in a central plane (15) of the textile viewed across the area, wherein the polyurethane (30) does not completely penetrate the base of the textile overlay (1), limited by the thermoplastic material (22).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel Pattie Gibson
  • Publication number: 20140272153
    Abstract: Polymeric compositions comprising polyvinylidene fluoride and one or more acrylic components are described. The compositions can be formed into films which do not require a carrier or other backing. Also described are methods for forming the films and applications for the films.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: William J. Buehne
  • Patent number: 8790746
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polymer molecular film, a photo-electronic element comprising the same and method for manufacturing the same. The polymer molecular film of the invention is formed via a deformation process on a substrate. Particularly, the polymer molecular film includes a plurality of conjugated polymers, therein at least one of the conjugated polymers has a stretched molecular structure. As a result, the photo-electronic element having said polymer molecular film performs with good lighting or power generating efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: National Tsing Hua University
    Inventor: Arnold Chang-Mou Yang
  • Patent number: 8784946
    Abstract: A method feeds a continuous core of a print cartridge cleaning blade along a path. The path passes, in the following order, firstly through a coating bath or spray coating station, secondly by a curing station, thirdly through a cutter, and fourthly to a finisher station. Thus, the method herein coats portions of the continuous core that are in the coating bath/spray station with an outer covering. For portions of the continuous core that are adjacent the curing station, the method cures the outer covering of the continuous core; for portions of the continuous core that are in the cutter, the method cuts the continuous core into predetermined lengths; and for portions of the predetermined lengths of the continuous core that are adjacent the finishing station, the method finishes the outer covering of the predetermined lengths of the continuous core to produce a finished print cartridge cleaning blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Fowler, Steven C. Hart
  • Patent number: 8787810
    Abstract: A fixing rotating member configured to, together with a pressure member, pinch and transport a recording material carrying an image includes a base material and a releasing layer, wherein the releasing layer is made of at least one fluorine resin selected from among tetrafluoroethylene-perfluoroalkyl vinyl ether copolymer, ethylene-tetrafluoroethylene copolymer, and tetrafluoroethylene-hexafluoropropylene copolymer, the fluorine resin containing at least one type of polymer selected from among polyvinylidene fluoride, polyacrylonitrile, and polymethyl methacrylate, and monomer electrolyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Sakakibara, Noriaki Sato, Shuji Saito
  • Publication number: 20140147180
    Abstract: There is disclosed a fuser member that includes a substrate layer and a surface layer disposed on the substrate layer. The surface layer includes a fluoropolymer having dispersed therein fluorinated graphene particles. A method of manufacturing a fuser member is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yu Qi, Nan-Xing Hu, Qi Zhang, Brynn M. Dooley
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140105942
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an aqueous dispersion comprising: (a) at least one solid wax particle having a particle size ranging from equal to or greater than 1 micron to about 100 microns and comprising at least one wax having a melting point of greater than 35° C.; (b) a surfactant mixture comprising at least one nonionic surfactant and at least one ionic surfactant; and (c) water. The aqueous dispersion may be employed in compositions capable of delivering benefits to various substrates, for example, keratinous substrates such as skin and hair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Bradford Joseph Pistorio, Jean-Thierry Simonnet, Jim M. Singer, Henri Samain
  • Publication number: 20140105944
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an aqueous dispersion comprising: (a) at least one solid wax particle having a particle size ranging from equal to or greater than 1 micron to about 100 microns and comprising at least one wax having a melting point of greater than 35° C.; (b) a surfactant mixture comprising at least one nonionic surfactant and at least one ionic surfactant; (c) at least one volatile solvent; and (d) water. The aqueous dispersion may be employed in compositions capable of delivering benefits to various substrates, for example, keratinous substrates such as skin and hair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: Bradford Joseph Pistorio, Jean-Thierry Simonnet, Jim M. Singer
  • Patent number: 8685493
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vessel, in particular a pipe, especially an oil pipe, having a preformed film adhered onto the interior surface of the pipe, the interior surface of the preformed film reducing the deposition of at least one of asphaltenes, paraffin wax, and inorganic scale by at least 40% as compared to the interior surface of said oil pipe without said preformed film being present. In a preferred embodiment, the preformed film is adhered to the interior surface of the pipe with a primer layer with an optional barrier layer between the primer layer and the preformed film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Laurence Waino McKeen, Kimberly Dawn Farnsworth, W. Douglas Obal, Pidatala K. Mohan
  • Patent number: 8632856
    Abstract: Highly water repellent coated articles may be made by applying to a substrate a coating having dispersed therein or sprinkled thereon partially or fully fluorinated polymer microparticles. The coating includes a partially fluorinated hexafluoropropylene copolymer binder in a nonfluorinated solvent that dissolves the binder and does not dissolve the microparticles. The coating is heated sufficiently to bond the microparticles to the binder but not so much as to cause the receding water contact angle for the coating to fall below 80°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Naiyong Jing, Lisa P. Chen
  • Patent number: 8609185
    Abstract: A method of locally repairing an aluminide coating (50) on a gas turbine engine nozzle guide vane (26) or a turbine blade (30,30B) comprises removing a damaged portion of the aluminide coating (50) from a portion (53) of the surface of the article. Any oxidised layer (54) is removed from the portion (53) of the surface of the article. Stoichiometric amounts of nickel and aluminium are placed on the portion (53) of the surface of the article using at least one foil (57). The stoichiometric amounts of nickel and aluminium are heat treated to form an aluminide patch coating (50B) on the portion (53) of the surface of the article and to bond the aluminide patch coating (50B) to the portion (53) of the surface of the article and to the aluminide coating (50) surrounding the aluminide patch coating (50B). The advantage is that the aluminide coating (50) surrounding the aluminide patch coating (50B) is not over aluminised.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce, PLC
    Inventors: Stephen J. Tuppen, Daniel Clark, Alan S. Wood
  • Patent number: 8568837
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a golf ball with a deposited layer is disclosed. The deposited layer is not produced by a molding process, such as injection molding or compression molding. Instead, the deposition process is produced by another process, such as thermal spraying. The deposited layer may include partially fused particulate material. The deposited layer may be added to a golf ball design as one or more supplemental layers. The deposited layer may also be provided in a golf ball design as a substitute for one or more layers. A golf ball may further include a combination of one or more supplemental deposited layers and one or more substituted deposited layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Seisuke Tomita, Arthur Molinari, Takahisa Ono, Michael Wallans
  • Publication number: 20130243979
    Abstract: A recording medium includes a base substrate, a fusible layer including a first set of polymeric beads and a second set of polymeric beads, and an ink receiving layer disposed between the base substrate and the fusible layer. The first set of polymeric beads has an average volume-based particle size less than two microns. The second set of polymeric beads has an average volume-based particle size equal to or greater than five microns. The fusible layer includes a weight percent of the second set of polymeric beads of at least three percent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventors: Xi Zeng, Tao Chen, Eric L. Burch, Xiaoqi Zhou
  • Patent number: 8524316
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a golf ball with a deposited layer is disclosed. The deposited layer is not produced by a molding process, such as injection molding or compression molding. Instead, the deposition process is produced by another process, such as sintering. The deposited layer may include partially fused particulate material. The deposited layer may be added to a golf ball design as one or more supplemental layers. The deposited layer may also be provided in a golf ball design as a substitute for one or more layers. A golf ball may further include a combination of one or more supplemental deposited layers and one or more substituted deposited layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Seisuke Tomita, Arthur Molinari, Takahisa Ono
  • Patent number: 8507037
    Abstract: Printing one or more layers using toner and/or laminates to form one or more multi-channeled layers, with a particular pattern, including forming a desired image, for example, electrographically, on a receiver member. The multi layered channel printing apparatus and related method and print incorporates one or more static layers, and one or more moveable layers that allow a fluid to move through the micro channels via an opening or through a direct fill. It also incorporates particles in the channels to act as a packing material for separation of components of samples. The packing material can either be applied directly or using the electrographic printing process. An optional capping layer or substrate may then be applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Lee W. Tutt, Donna P. Suchy
  • Publication number: 20130136527
    Abstract: A composite resin tank includes a wall joined to a dome along a joint. A softening strip is used to control stress in the joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael J. Robinson, Michael Leslie Hand, Creed Ernest Blevins
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8435424
    Abstract: A solvent-free conductive paste composition including (a) a binder, (b) an initiator, (c) a glass powder and (d) a conductive powder; and a solar cell element having an electrode or wire made by coating and sintering the conductive paste composition coated on a silicon semiconductor substrate. The conductive paste composition is solvent-free so that it will not cause environmental problems with respect to the evaporation of solvents and will not be easy to spread out. The conductive paste composition facilitates the development of fine wire and high aspect ratio designs and can efficiently enhance the photoelectric conversion efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Eternal Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsai-Fa Hsu
  • Patent number: 8415028
    Abstract: A method of producing a clad sheet formed by joining a clad layer at least containing nickel, chromium, silicon, and phosphorus to a base material made of a stainless steel or a nickel-based alloy. A step of forming the clad layer includes contact-bonding a mixed powder to the base material, wherein an alloy powder that contains at least one selected from chromium, silicon, and phosphorus as components, and a nickel powder that functions as a binder to have the alloy powder be contact bonded to the base material are mixed in the mixed powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Chitoshi Mochizuki, Takashi Yoshida
  • Patent number: 8404366
    Abstract: In a cutting tool, if the outermost ceramic coating layer is a ?-Al2O3 coating layer, then certain microns of the ?-Al2O3 layer will be transformed into an ?-Al2O3 by instantaneous melting, vaporization and solidification. Further, if the outermost coating layer of the ceramic coating layers is an ?-Al2O3 coating layer, then the surface roughness will be enhanced since at least a portion of it will be melted, wherein the melted surface will be solidified with its surface flattened by the surface tension provided in a melted state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: TaeguTec, Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong Gil Ahn, Joo Wan Lee
  • Patent number: 8388790
    Abstract: There is described a process for the production of a multilayer body (4) having an electrically conductive layer (421) arranged on a carrier layer (41), in which there is provided a transfer film (5) having a transfer layer (52) of an electrically conductive polymer. The electrically conductive layer is transferred from the transfer film (5) on to the multilayer body (4). There are also provided a transfer film and a multilayer body produced in accordance with the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Leonhard Kurz Stiftung & Co. KG
    Inventors: Ulrich Schindler, Walter Lehnberger
  • Patent number: 8337954
    Abstract: A composition and a method. The method including: heating one or more poly(aryl ether ketone) copolymers to form a poly(aryl ether ketone) resin, said poly(aryl ether ketone) resin covalently cross-linked by cyclo-addition reactions of said phenylethynyl moieties; and wherein each of said one or more poly(aryl ether ketone) copolymers comprises (a) a first monomer including an aryl ether ketone and (b) a second monomer including an aryl ether ketone and a hydrogen bonding cross-linking moiety, said moiety capable of forming two or more hydrogen bonds at room temperature, each of said one or more poly(aryl ether ketone) copolymers having two terminal ends, each terminal end having a phenylethynyl moiety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Anthony DiPietro, Urs T. Duerig, Jane Elizabeth Frommer, Bernd Walter Gotsmann, James Lupton Hedrick, Armin W. Knoll, Teddie Peregrino Magbitang, Robert Dennis Miller, Russell Clayton Pratt
  • Patent number: 8313826
    Abstract: By coating a base material with a film of a fluoropolymer such as PTFE, the coefficient of friction of the base material is lowered and the slipperiness of the base material is thus improved. Thus, it is intended to provide a medical instrument, for example, a guide wire for introducing a catheter. A medical instrument which has, on at least a part of a base material, a hydrophilic polymer film and a fluoropolymer film located as the upper layer thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Termo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Satoru Iwamori, Hiraku Murayama
  • Publication number: 20120264601
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing an aluminium strip, in which the aluminium strip is coated with a sorption layer which has a binder and a sorbent. The object to propose a method for producing an aluminium strip coated with a sorption layer, by means of which an aluminium strip can be coated cost-effectively having constant performance characteristics with respect to the sorption of, for example, water vapour, is achieved according to the invention by means of a method for producing an aluminium strip coated with a sorption layer by applying a suspension to the aluminium strip in the coil-coating process, which in addition to a liquid comprises at least one binder, formed as a solid, and a sorbent, and by subjecting the aluminium strip, together with the applied suspension, to a drying process, in which the binder is activated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: Hydro Aluminium Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Volker Denkmann, Ulrich Hampel, Willi Schenkel, Andreas Siemen, Wolf Oetting
  • Patent number: 8278228
    Abstract: A sound absorbing material 10 as vehicle exterior equipment according to the present invention includes a non-woven fabric 20 including a main fiber and a binder fiber. In the sound absorbing material 10 as vehicle exterior equipment, powdery resin is applied to the surface 20a of the non-woven cloth 20. The powdery resin and the non-woven fabric 20 are heated, compressed and cooled to form a resin layer 30. The resin layer 30 is porous due to particle residue parts 30b where parts of the powdery resin remain in particulate form. The non-woven fabric 20 of the sound absorbing material 10 as vehicle exterior equipment can be constituted from two types of non-woven fabrics 22, 24 superimposed together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Marusho Natsuyama Felt Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tatsuo Kaneda
  • Patent number: 8268401
    Abstract: A method for producing a ceramic honeycomb structure comprising applying a coating material to an outer peripheral surface of the ceramic honeycomb body to form an outer peripheral wall, the thickness of the coating material applied being determined from the outer diameter of the ceramic honeycomb body and the drying shrinkage ratio of the coating material, such that the outer diameter of the dried ceramic honeycomb structure is within a target outer size±1.4 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinya Tokumaru
  • Publication number: 20120231174
    Abstract: A device is provided for applying paints that includes, but is not limited to an apparatus for producing a stream of paint particles, a guide element with a surface for limiting the stream of paint particles in space. The guide element is realized in such a way that an area situated adjacent to its surface for limiting the stream of paint particles in space can be kept free of paint particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventor: Stefan FRIESE
  • Publication number: 20120225268
    Abstract: Methods of forming an insulative element are described, including forming a first metal oxide material having a first dielectric constant, forming a second metal oxide material having a second dielectric constant different from the first, and heating at least portions of the structure to crystallize at least a portion of at least one of the first dielectric material and the second dielectric material. Methods of forming a capacitor are described, including forming a first electrode, forming a dielectric material with a first oxide and a second oxide over the first electrode, and forming a second electrode over the dielectric material. Structures including dielectric materials are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Vassil Antonov, Jennifer K. Sigman, Vishwanath Bhat, Matthew N. Rocklein, Bhaskar Srinivasan, Chris Carlson
  • Patent number: 8231943
    Abstract: A method for joining sections of coated pipe comprises providing two sections of metal pipe, each section of metal pipe having at least a first polymeric coating on its outer surface. The first polymeric coating comprises a first polymer coating selected from the group consisting of a first epoxy/olefin interpenetrating polymer network (IPN) layer, a thermoplastic layer, and a thermosetting layer. The sections of metal pipe are aligned end-to-end and bonded together to form a desired closure. A second polymeric coating comprising a layer of epoxy/olefin semi- or full-IPN is applied to the closure and to any desired additional area of coated pipe to form a seam and to secure the joint. A method for patching a damaged coated pipe using a patch comprising a polyolefin/epoxy semi- or full IPN is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Mario A. Perez, Thomas L. Wood, Salvatore M. Attaguile
  • Patent number: 8211497
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vessel, in particular a pipe, especially an oil pipe, having a preformed film adhered onto the interior surface of the pipe, the interior surface of the preformed film reducing the deposition of at least one of asphaltenes, paraffin wax, and inorganic scale by at least 40% as compared to the interior surface of said oil pipe without said preformed film being present. In a preferred embodiment, the preformed film is adhered to the interior surface of the pipe with a primer layer with an optional barrier layer between the primer layer and the preformed film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Laurence Waino McKeen, Kimberly Dawn Farnsworth, W. Douglas Obal, Pidatala K. Mohan
  • Publication number: 20120148753
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a prepreg composite and to a process for manufacturing the prepreg composite. The manufacturing process involves surface treatment and impregnation of a high tenacity fibrous material with a surface treatment agent and a polymer matrix resin material. The fiber may be in the form of a woven, unidirectional or non-woven fabric. The fiber may optionally be coated with a surfactant and/or an adhesion promoter. Prior to treatment, the surface treatment materials may be contained in a dispersion of nano-particles in which each material has a film forming process temperature at a value below the degradation temperature of the fiber. The layers may be applied individually or simultaneously onto the fibers. The coated material is heat dried without compression to form a prepreg composite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventors: Masanori Kubota, Ayako Kubota, Munetaka Kubota, Alexander Kubota
  • Patent number: 8168259
    Abstract: An article for use in aggressive environments is presented. In one embodiment, the article comprises a substrate and a self-sealing and substantially hermetic sealing layer disposed over the bondcoat. The substrate may be any high-temperature material, including, for instance, silicon-bearing ceramics and ceramic matrix composites. A method for making such articles is also presented. The method comprises providing a substrate; disposing a self-sealing layer over the substrate; and heating the sealing layer to a sealing temperature at which at least a portion of the sealing layer will flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Reza Sarrafi-Nour, Krishan Lal Luthra, Peter Joel Meschter, Curtis Alan Johnson
  • Publication number: 20120100987
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing an aluminium strip, in which the aluminium strip is coated with a sorption layer which has a binder and a sorbent. The object to propose a method for producing an aluminium strip coated with a sorption layer, by means of which an aluminium strip can be coated cost-effectively having constant performance characteristics with respect to the sorption of, for example, water vapour, is achieved according to the invention by means of a method for producing an aluminium strip coated with a sorption layer by applying a suspension to the aluminium strip in the coil-coating process, which in addition to a liquid comprises at least one binder, formed as a solid, and a sorbent, and by subjecting the aluminium strip, together with the applied suspension, to a drying process, in which the binder is activated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: Hydro Aluminium Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Volker Denkmann, Ulrich Hampel, Willi Schenkel, Andreas Siemen, Wolf Oetting
  • Patent number: 8153197
    Abstract: Coating compositions, articles, and methods of coating articles are provided. The coating compositions and methods provide abrasion resistant formable coatings when cured on a substrate. The articles can be formed after the coating compositions are applied to a substrate and cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: SDC Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas Schneider, Ren-Zhi Jin
  • Patent number: 8153269
    Abstract: Reactive hotmelt adhesives based on copolyamide can be used in hybrid components. These hybrid components find application in, for example, vehicle construction and aircraft construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Risthaus, Hans-Joachim Woenicker
  • Patent number: 8123959
    Abstract: Provided are methods of modifying solid particles with functional agents to provide anti-microbial media. The anti-microbial media comprise a surface-modified inorganic component which is a reaction product of an anti-microbial component and an inorganic component. Methods of making the media include agitating inorganic base material in a processing tank substantially simultaneously with spraying the anti-microbial component into the processing tank to form a coated base material. Methods of making the media also include maintaining a ratio of the anti-microbial component to the inorganic component such that the coated base material is below its compaction point. Methods of use are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Eshan B. Yeh, Keith D. Solomon
  • Patent number: 8124302
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for smoothing an optical surface of an optical component for EUVL. Specifically, the present invention provides a method for smoothing an optical surface of an optical component for EUVL made of a silica glass material containing TiO2 and comprising SiO2 as a main component with a laser having an oscillation wavelength, to which the optical component for EUVL has an absorption coefficient of 0.01 ?m?1 or more, at a fluence of 0.3 to 1.5 J/cm2 in an atmosphere having a water vapor partial pressure of 3.6 mmHg or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Motoshi Ono, Mitsuru Watanabe, Mika Yokoyama
  • Publication number: 20120024377
    Abstract: There is provided a protective sheet for solar cell module including a substrate film and a heat bondable layer laminated on one side of the substrate film, wherein the heat bondable layer is formed from a thermoplastic resin, exhibits a dimensional variation of not more than 0.3% before and after a heat treatment at 150° C. for 30 minutes and serves as an adhesive layer to be used for bonding with an encapsulant that constitutes the solar cell module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: Lintec Corporation
    Inventors: Yasunari Takanashi, Tetsuyuki Utagawa
  • Patent number: 7976940
    Abstract: Coatings which are applied to a component have to be removed again in a complex way in certain regions, since a coating was not desired to be present in those regions. The subsequent removal of this layer adversely affects the component, for example its geometry. The method according to the invention for coating a component includes a masking which at least partially comprises a ceramic powder and can therefore easily be removed after the component has been coated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Thomas Berndt, Nigel-Philip Cox, Andreas Griep, Guido Kern, Gerhard Reich, Peter Sindlhauser
  • Publication number: 20110163272
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for producing an electrode material which has high discharge capacity at high charge/discharge rate and enables to realize sufficient charge/discharge rate performance. Also disclosed are an electrode material, an electrode and a lithium ion battery. Specifically disclosed is a method for producing an electrode material, which is characterized in that a slurry containing an electrode active material or a precursor of the electrode active material, and organic compounds each selected from at least two groups among the group A, group B and group C is sprayed and dried for forming a granule, and the thus-formed granule is fired at a temperature not less than 500° C. but not more than 1000° C. in a non-oxidizing atmosphere.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2008
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Inventors: Koji Ono, Atsushi Honda, Tadashi Matsushita, Mitsumasa Saito
  • Publication number: 20110142509
    Abstract: Provided is a heating fixing roller which includes a tubular base member and a fluororesin layer provided on an outer circumferential surface of the base member directly or through an adhesive layer, the heating fixing roller being characterized in that the fluororesin layer contains phosphorus-doped tin oxide. The heating fixing roller has a surface resistance capable of stably and effectively preventing the occurrence of electrostatic offsets, and also has an excellent releasing property. Also provided is a process for producing the heating fixing roller, characterized by including the steps of applying a fluororesin dispersion containing an aqueous dispersion of phosphorus-doped tin oxide onto a tubular base member or an adhesive layer disposed on an outer circumferential surface of the tubular base member, and then sintering the fluororesin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2009
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Applicants: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Fine Polymer, Inc.
    Inventors: Shingo Nakajima, Jun Sugawara, Akira Mizoguchi, Yusuke Uchiba, Yoshimasa Suzuki