Combined Patents (Class 427/401)
  • Patent number: 10421878
    Abstract: Compositions for directed self-assembly (DSA) patterning techniques are provided. Methods for directed self-assembly are also provided in which a DSA composition comprising a block copolymer (BCP) is applied to a substrate and then self-assembled to form the desired pattern. The block copolymer includes at least two blocks and is selected to have a high interaction parameter (?). The BCPs are able to form perpendicular lamellae by simple thermal annealing on a neutralized substrate, without a top coat. The BCPs are also capable of micro-phase separating into lines and spaces measuring at 10 nm or smaller, with sub-20-nm L0 capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Brewer Science, Inc.
    Inventors: Kui Xu, Mary Ann Hockey, Eric Calderas
  • Patent number: 10280328
    Abstract: There is provided a composition for forming an underlayer film used for an underlayer of a self-organizing film. An underlayer film-forming composition of a self-organizing film, the underlayer film-forming composition including a polymer made of a unit structure derived from an optionally substituted styrene and a unit structure derived from a crosslink forming group-containing compound, the polymer containing 60 mol % to 95 mol % of the unit structure derived from the styrene and 5 mol % to 40 mol % of the unit structure derived from the crosslink forming group-containing compound relative to the whole unit structures of the polymer. The crosslink forming group is a hydroxy group, an epoxy group, a protected hydroxy group, or a protected carboxy group. The crosslink forming group-containing compound is hydroxyethyl methacrylate, hydroxyethyl acrylate, hydroxypropyl methacrylate, hydroxypropyl acrylate, hydroxystyrene, acrylic acid, methacrylic acid, glycidyl methacrylate, or glycidyl acrylate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventors: Yasunobu Someya, Hiroyuki Wakayama, Takafumi Endo, Rikimaru Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 9865452
    Abstract: Disclosed is a substrate processing method that includes a water-repellency step, a rinse step, and a dry step. In the water-repellency step, a water-repellent agent which is heated to a first predetermined temperature and then reaches a second predetermined temperature lower than the first predetermined temperature, is supplied to a substrate. In the rinse step, a rinse liquid is supplied to the substrate after the water-repellency step. In the dry step, the rinse liquid on the substrate after the rinse step is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Kotaro Oishi, Keisuke Egashira, Kouzou Tachibana, Hideaki Udou
  • Patent number: 9852986
    Abstract: A method including providing a semiconductor structure having a dielectric stack, hardmask stack, and mandrel layer disposed thereon. An array of mandrels is patterned into the mandrel layer. Mandrel spacers are formed self-aligned on sidewalls of the mandrels. A gapfill layer is disposed and planarized over the semiconductor structure. Non-mandrel pillars are formed over the planarized gapfill layer. Exposed portions of the gapfill layer are etched to form non-mandrel plugs preserved by the pillars. The pillars are removed to form a pattern, the pattern including the non-mandrel plugs. The pattern is utilized to form an array of alternating mandrel and non-mandrel metal interconnection lines in the dielectric stack. The array includes non-mandrel dielectric structures formed from the non-mandrel plugs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Eugene Stephens, Guillaume Bouche
  • Patent number: 9613801
    Abstract: A method of patterning a layered substrate is provided that includes forming a layer of a block copolymer on a substrate, annealing the layer of the block copolymer to affect microphase segregation such that self-assembled domains are formed, and annealing the layer of the block copolymer a second time to refine or modify the microphase segregation, where one of the annealing steps uses an absorption based heating method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Michael A. Carcasi, Mark H. Somervell, Benjamen M. Rathsack
  • Patent number: 9279191
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a pattern forming method includes forming a graphoepitaxy on a substrate, a process of forming a first self-assembly material layer that contains a first segment and a second segment in a depressed portion of the graphoepitaxy, a process of forming a first self-assembly pattern that has a first region containing the first segment, and a second region containing the second segment by performing a phase separation of the first self-assembly material layer, a process of forming a second self-assembly material layer containing a third segment and a fourth segment on a projected portion of the graphoepitaxy, and the first self-assembly pattern, a process of forming a second self-assembly pattern that has a third region containing the third segment, and a fourth region containing the fourth segment by performing a phase separation of the second self-assembly material layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Ayako Kawanishi
  • Patent number: 9250528
    Abstract: A method is disclosed to form a row of mutually spaced elongate lithography features along an axis on a substrate, for instance for use as contact electrodes for a NAND device. The method involves directing alignment of self-assemblable block copolymer (BCP) composition in a trench in a resist layer on the substrate, having the substrate as base, with an epitaxy feature in the trench to cause the ordered BCP layer to have elongate domains stretching across the trench width, substantially parallel to each other and to the substrate. The ordered BCP layer is then used as a resist to pattern the substrate. A BCP composition adapted to assemble with spaced discontinuous elongate elliptical domains is disclosed. The method may allow for sub-resolution contact arrays to be formed using UV lithography.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Inventors: Sander Frederik Wuister, Emiel Peeters
  • Patent number: 9249311
    Abstract: A water-resistant, easily removable indoor/outdoor concrete curing coating compound including water, a hydrophobic membrane-forming polymer resin, and a rosin soap or rosin soap derivative that is readily self-degrading and film-forming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: The Euclid Chemical Company
    Inventors: Thomas Wayne Richardson, Sr., Tatiana Anatolievna Golovkova, Thomas Wayne Richardson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9177794
    Abstract: A method of patterning a substrate includes forming spaced first features over a substrate. Individual of the spaced first features include sidewall portions of different composition than material that is laterally between the sidewall portions. A mixture of immiscible materials is provided between the spaced first features. At least two of the immiscible materials are laterally separated along at least one elevation between adjacent spaced first features. The laterally separating forms a laterally intermediate region including one of the immiscible materials between two laterally outer regions including another of the immiscible materials along the one elevation. The laterally outer regions are removed and material of the spaced first features is removed between the sidewall portions to form spaced second features over the substrate. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Dan Millward
  • Patent number: 9117478
    Abstract: A patterning method includes steps of forming a first copolymer layer comprising a first diblock copolymer which has portions which are phase incompatible. The first copolymer layer is annealed to form a first phase pattern including a first phase dispersed in a second surrounding phase. The first copolymer is then etched forming a first topographic pattern that corresponds to the first phase pattern. A second copolymer layer of a second diblock copolymer is then formed over the first topographic pattern, and then annealed to generate a second phase pattern offset from the first topographic pattern. Etching is used to form a second topographic pattern corresponding to the second phase pattern. The first and second topographic patterns are then transferred to the substrate. The patterning method can be used, for example, to form patterned recording layers for magnetic storage devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Akira Watanabe, Katsuya Sugawara, Kazutaka Takizawa, Kaori Kimura
  • Publication number: 20150125636
    Abstract: The described embodiments relate to methods and apparatus for increasing rigidity of a metal housing while maintaining or reducing a wall thickness of the metal housing. More particularly a method for embedding a stiffener layer within an aluminum substrate is discussed. In one exemplary embodiment the stiffener layer can be a carbon fiber sheet applied to an inside surface of an unfinished housing and then subsequently covered by depositing a layer of aluminum over the carbon fiber in a solid-state deposition process. The deposited aluminum can adhere to the unfinished housing around or through the carbon fiber layer to bond with the unfinished housing. Deposition parameters can be controlled to prevent damage to the carbon fiber sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Collin D. CHAN, Matthew W. CROWLEY, Jude Mary RUNGE
  • Publication number: 20150086722
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate to a thermal chlorine gas cleaning process. In one embodiment, a method for cleaning N-Metal film deposition in a processing chamber includes positioning a dummy substrate on a substrate support. The processing chamber is heated to at least about 50 degrees Celsius. The method further includes flowing chlorine gas into the processing chamber and evacuating chlorine gas from the processing chamber. In another embodiment, a method for cleaning titanium aluminide film deposition in a processing chamber includes heating the processing chamber to a temperature between about 70 about degrees Celsius and about 100 degrees Celsius, wherein the processing chamber and the substrate support include one or more fluid channels configured to heat or cool the processing chamber and the substrate support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Srinivas GANDIKOTA, Xinliang LU, Kyoung-Ho BU, Jing ZHOU, Seshadri GANGULI, David THOMPSON
  • Publication number: 20150010605
    Abstract: Procedure for manufacturing ceramic articles such as floor and wall tiling as well as sanitary ware having antifungal, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties comprising the molding, drying, baking (firing) and vitreous glazing stages from clays and hydration agents, characterized in that in said vitreous glazing stage is added to the glazed surface, copper particles with spherical shape being in a standardized range from 0.5 to 1.5 millimeters in diameter or cylindrical particles being in a standardized range from 0.5 to 1.5 millimeters in diameter and 0.5 to 1.5 millimeters in length, in a copper ratio on the ceramic article surface between 1 milligram per weight to 10 milligram per cm2 of the ceramic surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Maria Jimena Charme Delgado
  • Patent number: 8883049
    Abstract: A method is provided for making thermochromic pigments in microcapsules having unusually small particle sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Chromatic Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Terrill Scott Clayton, Timothy J. Owen, Lyle Small
  • Publication number: 20140295670
    Abstract: A method of forming a dense oxide coating on an aluminum component of semiconductor processing equipment comprises cold spraying a layer of pure aluminum on a surface of the aluminum component to a predetermined thickness. A dense oxide coating is then formed on the layer of pure aluminum using a plasma electrolytic oxidation process, wherein the plasma electrolytic oxidation process causes the layer of pure aluminum to undergo microplasmic discharges, thus forming the dense oxide coating on the layer of pure aluminum on the surface of the aluminum component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: Hong Shih, Lin Xu, John Michael Kerns, William Charles, John Daugherty, Sivakami Ramanathan, Russell Ormond, Robert G. O'Neill, Tom Stevenson
  • Publication number: 20140231251
    Abstract: An aspect of the present embodiment, there is provided a gas supply member includes a body, and a gas supply path penetrating into the body, the gas supply path including a first channel at an inlet side and a second channel connected to the first channel at an outlet side, the first channel having a first diameter and a diameter of the second channel being monotonically increased towards the outlet side from the first diameter to a second diameter, wherein an alumina film is provided on a first sidewall of the first channel, an yttrium-containing film is provided on a second sidewall of the second channel and a surface of the body at the outlet side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hisashi Hashiguchi, Makoto Saito, Hideo Eto
  • Patent number: 8808808
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of applying an adhesion primer layer for an imprint lithography process that includes contacting a fluid with a surface of a substrate in a coating process and initiating a chemical reaction that forms a covalent bond between a component in the fluid and the surface of the substrate such that an adhesion primer layer is adhered to the surface of the substrate. A polymeric layer may be adhered to the surface of the substrate coated with the adhesion primer layer. The method allows adhesion primer coating for double-sided imprinting applications including patterned magnetic media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Molecular Imprints, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Y. Xu, Sidlgata V. Sreenivasan, Edward Brian Fletcher
  • Publication number: 20140227790
    Abstract: A method of creating a protective coating on an alkali metal hydroxide-containing solid is provided. The method includes providing carbon dioxide to an alkali metal hydroxide-containing solid and allowing the alkali metal hydroxide and carbon dioxide to react thereby forming a carbonate or bicarbonate-containing layer on the exterior of the solid wherein the carbonate or bicarbonate-containing layer is non-hygroscopic and water soluble, and wherein greater than 80% of the hydroxide in the hydroxide-containing solid does not react with the carbon dioxide, and further wherein the alkali metal hydroxide-containing solid is substantially free of lithium hydroxide. A method of testing for the presence of carbonate-containing coating on an alkali metal hydroxide containing solid is also provided. The method includes exposing the coated solid to 95 weight percent ethanol, collecting the ethanol effluent and testing the effluent for alkali metal hydroxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Kim R. Smith, Mark P. Peterson, Keith E. Olson
  • Patent number: 8697178
    Abstract: A method for applying a coating to a cable, the cable having a longitudinal direction, includes A) cleaning the surface of the cable, and B) applying coating to the cable by rotating a coating application means around the cable allowing the application of the coating. The steps are performed from a platform being moved along the cable in a movement direction by at least three wheels that are fastened in a force-locking manner to the cable. Step A) is performed in the movement direction before the wheels, and step B) is performed in the movement direction behind the wheels. The wheels are driven by a motor that can be controlled in such a manner that the platform can be positioned at predefined positions reproducibly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Diagnose-und Ingenieurgesellschaft Dr. Boué
    Inventor: Andreas Boué
  • Patent number: 8691345
    Abstract: A method comprising an algorithm for automatically detecting an object in a digital image in order to determine if a scent can be associated with the detected object and applying the scent to the print medium, and a printer equipped to apply the scent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: Shen Wang
  • Publication number: 20140078651
    Abstract: A housing includes a base body and a waterproof portion formed on the base body. The base body includes an inner wall, and a first end wall adjacent to the inner wall. The waterproof portion is formed on the inner wall and the first end wall. The waterproof portion contains water-absorbent acrylic resin. A method for manufacturing the housing, and an electronic device using the housing are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
  • Publication number: 20140050931
    Abstract: A thermoplastic composition is described that can be directly coated with a metal according to a metallization process with no intervening base coat formation process necessary. The thermoplastic composition includes a polyarylene sulfide and a filler having a selectively controlled average length and aspect ratio. Molded articles formed of the thermoplastic composition can have an ultra-smooth surface so as to directly accept a metallization coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: Ticona LLC
    Inventor: Ke Feng
  • Patent number: 8617395
    Abstract: The present invention is a technique to fabricate thin-film composite perm-selective membranes by a transfer method. The composite membranes are useful in separating liquid, vapor or gaseous mixtures by selective permeation and reduce mass transfer resistance of the support layer. Selectivity and flux are improved by reduction of the mass transfer resistance of the support layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Richard D Offeman, Charles N Ludvik
  • Publication number: 20130302607
    Abstract: A corrosion resistant steel reinforcing rod system, including a steel reinforcing rod having a coefficient of thermal expansion of between about 14 ppm/° C. and about 17 ppm/° C. and a vitreous shell substantially encapsulating the steel reinforcing rod. The vitreous shell has a composition selected from the group consisting essentially, in weight percent, of about 40-45% SiO2, 3-5% Al2O3, 5-15% B2O3, 3-15% K2O, 5-20% Na2O, 4-7% CaO, 1-2% ZrO2, 0-2% NiO, 0-2% CoO, and 5-20% P2O5. The vitreous shell has a coefficient of thermal expansion between about 12.5 ppm/° C. and about 13.5 ppm/° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Richard K. Brow, Signo T. Reis, Genda Chen
  • Patent number: 8574668
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses herein may provide for the application of viscous fluids, such as adhesives, in pre-determined patterns to an advancing substrate. The fluid application apparatus may include a slot die applicator and a substrate carrier. The substrate carrier may include one or more pattern elements and may be adapted to advance the substrate past the slot die applicator as the slot die applicator discharges adhesive onto the substrate. In operation, the substrate is disposed on the substrate carrier; the substrate carrier advances the substrate past the slot opening of the slot die applicator. In turn, the substrate is intermittently compressed between the slot die applicator and the pattern surface of the pattern element. As the substrate is intermittently compressed, adhesive discharged from the slot die applicator is applied onto the substrate in an area having a shape substantially the same as a shape defined by the pattern surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Darrell Ian Brown, Joseph Leslie Grolmes
  • Publication number: 20130276816
    Abstract: A polypropylene part of a device for packaging and/or applying a product, including a body having at least one wall covered, at least partly, with at least one finishing coat, the resilience of said polypropylene being greater than or equal to 7 kJ/m2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Guillaume COUCHE
  • Publication number: 20130269954
    Abstract: This application is directed toward a rod (10) suitable for being inserted into a deviated wellbore (1) in connection with completion operations or intervention operations in a production well or an injection well related to the oil and gas or geothermal industries and a method of manufacturing the same, the rod (10) including a leading portion (10L) and a trailing portion (10T), wherein the rod (10) includes an outer structure (16) capable for holding a filler material (14) influencing the density of the rod (10), and that the density of the rod (10) at the leading portion (10L) is less than the density of at least parts of the trailing portion (10T).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: ZIEBEL AS
    Inventor: Kaj Stokkeland
  • Publication number: 20130216174
    Abstract: A method for producing a bearing component, in particular a roller bearing cage (1), including the following steps: a base body (2) which is close to a net shape and which is produced by a stereolithography method or by a 3D-printing method is provided, and the provided base body (2) is coated with a thin, nanocrystalline coating (3). The invention also relates to a bearing component, in particular a roller bearing cage, including a base body (2) and a nanocrystalline coating (3) fixed to the base body (2), characterised by the fact that the base body (2) is produced by a stereolithography method or by a 3D printing method. The aim of the invention is to provide a method for producing a bearing component, in particular a roller bearing cage, which is suitable for producing only small quantities in a small series.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventor: Wolfgang Braun
  • Patent number: 8481007
    Abstract: The present invention provides sunscreen compositions and associated methods. In one aspect, for example, a sunscreen composition can include a cosmetically acceptable carrier and a plurality of nanoparticles dispersed in the carrier with a dispersant. The nanoparticles include at least one sun-block functional group operable to provide UV radiation protection. In one aspect the nanoparticles can be nanodiamond particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Inventor: Chien-Min Sung
  • Publication number: 20130156962
    Abstract: A composition for promoting the release of bituminous materials and other adhesive materials from a substrate and methods of use thereof. More particularly, a composition comprising a silicone oil-in-water emulsion, which is stabilized by an alkoxylated polysiloxane surfactant, for use as a release agent that can be applied to a substrate, such as a truck bed, prior to use for promoting the free release of a bituminous material, such as asphalt, from the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventors: Nael Naguib Zaki, Robert Ernest Troxler
  • Publication number: 20130153114
    Abstract: Methods of production of spalted wood veneer and spalted wood products are disclosed. The method of production of the spalted wood veneer includes comprising forming a wood veneer, and inoculating the wood veneer with spalting spores. The inoculated wood veneer is positioned in the chamber, which may be sterilized. The method of production of the spalted wood product includes sterilizing a chamber and inoculating a wood product with spalting spores. The inoculated wood product is positioned in the chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventor: Brian W. BEAKLER
  • Patent number: 8445076
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method of modifying a surface of a membrane includes exposing the surface to an impinging atmospheric pressure plasma source to produce an activated surface, and exposing the activated surface to a solution including a vinyl monomer. In another embodiment, a method of manufacturing a desalination membrane includes treating a surface of the membrane with an impinging atmospheric plasma source for an optimal period of time and rf power, and exposing the surface to an aqueous solution containing a vinyl monomer. In another embodiment, an apparatus includes a membrane having a surface, and polymer chains terminally grafted onto the surface of the membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Yoram Cohen, Myung-Man Kim, Gregory T. Lewis, Nancy Hsiao-Yu Lin
  • Publication number: 20130029160
    Abstract: A system and a method are provided that take a potentially dangerous waste product and process the product to create a marketable asset. The system and method are configured to create “tb” from “tbgs” by removing the volatility that exists in the “tbgs.” The resultant “tb” may be substantially non-volatile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: MSI Corporation
    Inventor: Henry W. McLaughlin, III
  • Publication number: 20130011567
    Abstract: When paint is supplied from a first cylinder device (16) to an application part (14) and the application part (14) performs an application, next applied paint is fed from a supply valve part (20) to a second cylinder device (18). The first cylinder device (16) and the second cylinder device (18; 93) are connected to each other after the application by the application part (20), and the paint in the second cylinder device (18) is supplied to the first cylinder device (16).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masashi Takebe, Takayuki Ueki, Naoki Kishimoto, Takashi Wakimoto
  • Publication number: 20130001515
    Abstract: Graphene layers can be formed on a dielectric substrate using a process that includes forming a copper thin film on a dielectric substrate; diffusing carbon atoms through the copper thin film; and forming a graphene layer at an interface between the copper thin film and the dielectric substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventors: Lain-Jong Li, Ching-Yuan Su, Ang-Yu Lu, Chih-Yu Wu, Keng-Ku Liu
  • Publication number: 20120321802
    Abstract: A method of forming a concrete wall having a substantially uniform exterior surface texture. The method includes the initial step of pouring concrete into a wall form. The concrete is poured from a first mixture and is allowed to cure. After the concrete is cured, the wall form is removed from the resultant concrete base structure. A roughened texture is then created on the base structure. A finishing mixture is then applied to the roughened texture. The finishing mixture may be created by separating the aggregate from a portion of the remaining first mixture. The finishing mixture creates a smooth texture on the exterior surfaces of the initially formed base structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventors: RONALD D. SHAW, LEE A. SHAW
  • Patent number: 8334592
    Abstract: A thermal interface material includes a thermally conductive metal matrix and coarse polymeric particles dispersed therein. The composite can be used for both TIM1 and TIM2 applications in electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Dorab Bhagwagar, Donald Liles, Nick Shephard, Shengqing Xu, Zuchen Lin, G. M. Fazley Elahee
  • Publication number: 20120315399
    Abstract: A method of making a nanoparticle reinforced metal matrix component is provided. The method involves solid state processing nanoparticles into a metal matrix material at solid state processing conditions to form a master alloy. At least a portion of the master alloy is added to a mass of metal melt to produce the nanoparticle reinforced metal matrix component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventors: Zhili FENG, Jun QU, Michael L. SANTELLA, Tsung-Yu PAN, Allen D. ROCHE, Sheng-Tao YU
  • Publication number: 20120304569
    Abstract: Disclosed are frame members and mullions for a window frame that comprise a reinforcing member that is surrounded by an outer plastic layer. The outer plastic layer is held securely to the reinforcing member as a result of a waist banding effect that comprises an inward force created by the outer plastic layer as it cools and contracts around the reinforcing member. In addition, lobes are formed in the reinforcing member that assist in holding the outer plastic layer to the reinforcing member. Window inserts can be removed and replaced using adapters and removable brackets. Frame members and mullions can be built sufficiently strong to provide structural support. The frame can also be used to hold photovoltaic cells and protective coverings for photovoltaic cells. Structural members are also disclosed that have reinforcing members with apertures, debossing, scarification and/or indentations that secure the thermoplastic layer to the reinforcing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventors: Barry L. Carlson, Jason Underhill
  • Publication number: 20120282409
    Abstract: Methods of forming an integral component for a compressor and methods for improving ductility of an integral component for a compressor are provided. The integral component is formed of a recycled nylon and a recycled polypropylene. Recycled carpet is used to provide the recycled nylon and recycled polypropylene. The integral components are useful for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and refrigeration devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventor: Matthew J. Heidecker
  • Publication number: 20120273229
    Abstract: A method of making a composite downhole article is disclosed. The method include forming at least one corrodible core member comprising a first material that is corrodible in a wellbore fluid at a first corrosion rate; and disposing at least one outer member on the core member, the outer member comprising a second material that is corrodible in the wellbore fluid at a second corrosion rate, wherein the corrodible core member has a composition gradient or a density gradient, or a combination thereof, and wherein the first corrosion rate is substantially greater than the second corrosion rate. A method of using a composite downhole article is also disclosed. The method includes forming a composite downhole article as described above; using the article to perform a first wellbore operation; exposing the article to the wellbore fluid; and selectively corroding the second corrodible member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: Zhiyue Xu, Michael Johnson
  • Publication number: 20120246886
    Abstract: There is provided a liquid-tight slide fastener capable of sufficiently ensuring waterproof property regardless of where fastener elements are formed and capable of sufficiently ensuring attachment strength of the fastener elements to fastener tapes provided with liquid-tight layers. There is also provided a manufacturing method for the liquid-tight slide fastener. The liquid-tight slide fastener includes a pair of fastener tapes that include a pair of tape members, core sections respectively provided on opposing tape edges of the pair of tape members, and liquid-tight layers formed on one side of the pair of tape members; a pair of fastener element rows; and a slider. The liquid-tight layers are formed with gaps to the core sections in a width direction of the fastener tapes. The fastener elements are attached to the core sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Matsumoto, Chih Hung Lin, Ke Jyun Wu
  • Publication number: 20120225213
    Abstract: A method for spraying a coating and a cold gas spray nozzle is disclosed. The method includes spraying a coating by the cold gas spray nozzle. A rinsing gas is fed to the cold gas spray nozzle during an interruption of the spraying or at an end of the spraying. Deposits in the cold gas spray nozzle are cooled and detached by the rinsing gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: MTU Aero Engines GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Jakimov, Stefan Schneiderbanger, Manuel Hertter
  • Publication number: 20120218759
    Abstract: A clip for quickly hanging strings of decorative lights with magnetic base lamp sockets on a home or building. The clip has a ferrous metal base with a hole in the center and a plurality of spaced-apart retaining tabs around the perimeter of the base extending a predetermined distance away from the base. Each of the plurality of spaced-apart retaining tabs has a groove on each side of the tabs to reduce weight. The clip is attached to wood with a screw or a nail or attached to metal or glass with a glue, epoxy or double sided adhesive tape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
  • Publication number: 20120213936
    Abstract: The present invention provides a coating apparatus, a method for replacing a liquid material thereof and a cleaning method thereof. The coating apparatus comprises at least one tank, a draining device, a cleaning solution valve switch, a second liquid material valve switch and a control unit. The method comprises the following steps: utilizing the control unit to control the draining device for draining the first liquid material from the tank; utilizing the control unit to control the cleaning solution valve switch for introducing the cleaning solution into the tank; utilizing the control unit to control the draining device for draining the cleaning solution from the tank; and utilizing the control unit to control the second liquid material valve switch for introducing a second liquid material into the tank. The present invention can prevent the man-made errors and reduce the maintenance labor and time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventors: Chi Chin Chiang, Chengming He
  • Publication number: 20120213937
    Abstract: An attachment that is configured for attachment to an arm of a piece of construction equipment. The attachment includes a pair of grapple mechanisms mounted on a main beam. Each grapple mechanism includes opposing grab arms mounted to a grab arm housing. The grab arm housings of the grapple mechanisms are each individually adjustable separate from one another relative to the main beam in one or more directions generally perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the main beam. The attachment can fine adjust the positions of the pipe ends relative to one another until the ends align with each other, at which point the pipe ends can be welded or otherwise secured to each other while being held in position by the grapple mechanisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: LaValley Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Jason LaValley, Daniel Larson, Jesse Kilde, Michael Burgess, Lawrence D. Kilpo
  • Publication number: 20120205386
    Abstract: Thermochromic coatings are improved by mixing thermochromic capsules with polymer resins in a manner that imparts shelf stability to flowable precursors that may be cured to form relatively hard coatings that are capable of withstanding machine operations, such as the operations needed to make beverage can lids, bottle caps, pull tabs and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventors: Timothy J. Owen, Kristin A. Fletcher
  • Publication number: 20120177809
    Abstract: A method of sealing pipes or ducts with a duct coating applicator having a camera mounted thereon. The duct coating applicator sprays plural compounds on an interior of the duct. A duct coating applicator mounted camera records a video of an inside of the duct. The video is quickly accessible for customer review on site. A customer billing statement is quickly generated on site. A controller communicates with the nozzle carriage. A pump feeds the duct coating applicator from a resin tank via a resin supply line. The controller receives resin temperature and pressure, duct diameter, and duct coating applicator speed data and can adjust resin feed and duct coating applicator speed rates. The duct coating applicator has a cylindrical body having an outer member and a core member. An adjustable nozzle is on an outlet end for dispersing resin. Extension arms may be adjusted to accommodate various duct sizes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
  • Publication number: 20120164339
    Abstract: Disclosed are a substrate liquid processing apparatus and a substrate liquid processing method that performs a water-repelling process for a substrate with a water-repellent liquid, and a computer readable recording medium having a substrate liquid processing program. A first diluted water-repellent liquid is generated by mixing a first diluting liquid capable of diluting the water-repellent liquid without hydrolysis and the water-repellent liquid in a mixing tank, and a water-repelling process is performed for a substrate with the first diluted water-repellent liquid. A second diluting liquid capable of diluting the water-repellent liquid is supplied to a middle portion of a first supply path supplying the first diluted water-repellent liquid from the mixing tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventors: Mitsunori NAKAMORI, Hidetomo Uemukai, Takayuki Toshima
  • Publication number: 20120148748
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the packaging materials. More specifically, the invention relates to materials and methods suitable for use as packaging materials whereby the appearance of grease, fat or oil staining on the packaging material is reduced or eliminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventor: Richard J. Gould