Metal Coating Patents (Class 427/404)
  • Patent number: 10388590
    Abstract: A cooling bond layer for a power electronics assembly is provided. The cooling bond layer includes a first end, a second end spaced apart from the first end, a metal matrix extending between the first end and the second end, and a plurality of micro-channels extending through the metal matrix from the first end to the second end. The plurality of micro-channels are configured for a cooling fluid to flow through and remove heat from the cooling bond layer. In some embodiments, the plurality of micro-channels are cylindrical shaped micro-channels. In such embodiments, the plurality of micro-channels may have a generally constant average inner diameter along a thickness of the cooling bond layer. In the alternative, the plurality of micro-channels may have a graded average inner diameter along a thickness of the cooling bond layer. In other embodiments, the plurality of micro-channels may have a wire mesh layered structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Shailesh N. Joshi, Ercan Mehmet Dede
  • Patent number: 10242763
    Abstract: A joined body 20 includes a first member 22 having a thermal expansion coefficient of 8 ppm/K or less, a second member 24 having a thermal expansion coefficient of 12 ppm/K or more, and a joining portion 30 composed of an electrically conductive oxide containing 50% by mass or more of a spinel-type ferrite phase, the joining portion 30 joining the first member and the second member. The electrically conductive oxide preferably contains Fe and element A (where element A represents one or more selected from the group consisting of Mg, Mn, Co, Ni, Cu, and Zn). The molar ratio of element A to Fe, i.e., A/Fe, is 0.5 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yunie Izumi, Yoshimasa Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9961819
    Abstract: An auxiliary adhesive dispensing apparatus is connected to a printed circuit board (PCB) through an opening on a side surface of a shielding cover above the PCB, and the auxiliary adhesive dispensing apparatus includes a flow guiding groove, an adhesive-injection opening connected to an end of the flow guiding groove, and a fixing part connecting the flow guiding groove and the PCB. The auxiliary adhesive dispensing apparatus is connected to a PCB through an opening on a side surface of a shielding cover above the PCB. By means of the auxiliary adhesive dispensing apparatus, an adhesive dispensing operation can still be performed after a shielding cover is mounted, so that the adhesive dispensing operation can be performed after second-reflow soldering processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI DEVICE (DONGGUAN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fuqiang Ma, Haixing Ding
  • Patent number: 9802390
    Abstract: Cracking of a laminated glass assembly having a device encapsulated therein during the manufacturing process is prevented. The laminated glass assembly includes a first and a second glass sheet; a first, a second and a third intermediate film interposed between the first and second glass sheets, in that order; an organic EL panel interposed between the first and second intermediate films and provided with a terminal member; and a first wiring member consisting of a metallic thin strip connected to the terminal member in a thickness-wise direction via a first solder; wherein at least one of the two glass sheets has a thickness of 1.0 mm to 1.6 mm; and at a connecting portion of the terminal member, the first solder and the first wiring member, the first wiring member has a thickness of 0.05 mm to 0.10 mm and a width of 3 mm to 15 mm, and the first solder has a thickness of 0.01 mm to 0.20 mm; and a total thickness of the terminal member, the first solder and the first wiring member is 0.16 mm to 0.40 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignees: Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd., Pilkington Group Limited
    Inventors: Hisashi Ogawa, Hisashi Asaoka, Mark A. Chamberlain
  • Patent number: 9765423
    Abstract: A coated substrate. The coated substrate includes a unitary substrate having a major surface. A first coating is applied to a first surface segment of the major surface. A second coating applied to a second surface segment of the major surface. The first coating is different than the second coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: APOGEE ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: Russell Huffer, Randy Leland Stull, Henry Boyum, Keith Grubb, Kristin Sumner
  • Patent number: 9452475
    Abstract: Various methods of treating a chromium iron interconnect for a solid oxide fuel cell stack and coating the interconnect with a ceramic layer are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: BLOOM ENERGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tad Armstrong, James Wilson, Harald Herchen, Daniel Darga, Manoj Pillai
  • Publication number: 20150111063
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to an article that includes a base substrate, an intermediate layer including at least one element or compound selected from titanium, chromium, indium, zirconium, tungsten, and titanium nitride on the base substrate, and a hydrophobic coating on the base substrate, wherein the hydrophobic coating includes a rare earth element material (e.g., a rare earth oxide, a rare earth carbide, a rare earth nitride, a rare earth fluoride, and/or a rare earth boride). An exposed surface of the hydrophobic coating has a dynamic contact angle with water of at least about 90 degrees. A method of manufacturing the article includes providing the base substrate and forming an intermediate layer coating on the base substrate (e.g., through sintering or sputtering) and then forming a hydrophobic coating on the intermediate layer (e.g., through sintering or sputtering).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Sami Khan, Gisele Azimi, Adam T. Paxson, Kripa K. Varanasi
  • Patent number: 9012043
    Abstract: A medical implant device or component thereof comprising a metal substrate and a coating layer structure provided on the substrate. The coating layer structure comprises an outermost layer of a ceramic material. A bonding structure is deposited between the metal substrate and the coating layer structure. The bonding structure comprises a chromium rich layer, which is deposited onto the metal substrate surface and has a higher concentration of chromium than the metal substrate, as well as a gradient layer having a composition gradient from the chromium rich layer towards the surface of the device providing increasing proportions of a gradient material which has structural correspondence with the layer of the coating layer structure that is most adjacent to the bonding structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Sandvik Intellectual Property AB
    Inventors: Ola Wilhelmsson, Tom Eriksson, Per Mårtensson
  • Patent number: 9005713
    Abstract: A process for improving the adherence of a thermal barrier coating to a substrate includes the steps of providing a substrate, depositing a masking layer of aluminum, an aluminum alloy, or titanium alloy, or titanium on a surface of the substrate, depositing a non-thermally grown oxide layer of alumina or titania on the masking layer, and depositing a thermal barrier coating on the oxide layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Brian S. Tryon, Joseph Parkos, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8999452
    Abstract: The present invention provides a surface-independent surface-modifying multifunctional biocoating and methods of application thereof. The method comprises contacting at least a portion of a substrate with an alkaline solution comprising a surface-modifying agent (SMA) such as dopamine so as to modify the substrate surface to include at least one reactive moiety. In another version of the invention, a secondary reactive moiety is applied to the SMA-treated substrate to yield a surface-modified substrate having a specific functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Northwestern University
    Inventors: Phillip B. Messersmith, Haeshin Lee
  • Publication number: 20150090434
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include methods of disposing a metallic coating layer comprising a metal in an amorphous and/or fine grain microstructure over at least a portion of a surface of a pyrolytic graphite substrate, the metal comprising Nickel, Iron, a Nickel-Iron Alloy, or any combination thereof, and the grains of the metal being of 1 nm to 10000 nm in size. Embodiments of the invention also encompass the coated pyrolytic graphite articles. The coated substrate exhibits a thermal conductivity not less than the uncoated substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Richard James Lemak, Robert John Moskaitis
  • Publication number: 20150086796
    Abstract: A layer system is provided that has at least: a substrate, a ceramic layer and an outermost layer, which has an aluminum-rich form, in particular directly on the ceramic layer, and optionally a metallic bonding layer between the substrate and the ceramic layer, and in which the outermost layer has aluminum particles, in particular aluminum particles with a particle size of 100 nm to 50 ?m. As a result of applying particles of aluminum to an outermost layer, the ceramic layer is better protected against what is known as CMAS (calcium, magnesium, aluminum and silicon) attacks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Maria del Mar Juez Lorenzo, Vladislav Kolarik, Veronica Kuchenreuther, Werner Stamm
  • Patent number: 8980387
    Abstract: A method of coating a surface, preparing a doped metal-ion precursor solution for coating, and an article including a component coated by the described method are disclosed. The method of coating includes applying a fluoro-silane doped metal-ion precursor solution on the surface to form a coated surface. The metal-ion precursor solution includes greater than about 0.6 molar percent concentration of a metal-ion precursor in a solvent comprising an alcohol. The method of preparing the doped metal-ion precursor solution includes dissolving a metal-ion precursor in a solvent comprising an alcohol at a temperature greater than about 100° C. and refluxing at a temperature greater than about 150° C. such that the concentration of metal-ion precursor in the solution is greater than 0.6 molar percent of the solution, and adding a fluoro-silane to the metal-ion precursor solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kevin Paul McEvoy, Ambarish Jayant Kulkarni, James Anthony Ruud
  • Patent number: 8974864
    Abstract: A method of coating a substrate is disclosed. The method includes providing a substrate; depositing an infrared reflecting layer over at least a portion of a substrate; depositing a primer layer over at least a portion of the infrared reflective layer; depositing a dielectric layer over at least a portion of the primer layer; and forming an absorbing layer. The absorbing layer includes an alloy and/or mixture of (a) a metal having an index of refraction at 500 nm less than or equal to 1.0 and (b) a material having a ?G°f of greater than or equal to ?100 at 1000° K. The metal can be silver and the material can be tin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: James J. Finley, James P. Thiel, Harry Buhay
  • Publication number: 20150050494
    Abstract: A multi-walled titanium-based nanotube array containing metal or non-metal dopants is formed, in which the dopants are in the form of ions, compounds, clusters and particles located on at least one of a surface, inter-wall space and core of the nanotube. The structure can include multiple dopants, in the form of metal or non-metal ions, compounds, clusters or particles. The dopants can be located on one or more of on the surface of the nanotube, the inter-wall space (interlayer) of the nanotube and the core of the nanotube. The nanotubes may be formed by providing a titanium precursor, converting the titanium precursor into titanium-based layered materials to form titanium-based nanosheets, and transforming the titanium-based nanosheets to multi-walled titanium-based nanotubes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    Inventors: King Lun Yeung, Shammi Akter Ferdousi, Wei Han
  • Patent number: 8956510
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to methods for producing metallic products comprising a substrate and a metallic, external coating. In preferred embodiments, the metallic products are jewelry articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Frederick Goldman, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Derrig
  • Publication number: 20150036716
    Abstract: A symmetrical, flat laminate structure used to minimize variables in a test structure to experimentally gauge white bump sensitivity to CTE mismatch is disclosed. The test structure includes a flat laminate structure. The method of using the test structure includes isolating a cause of a multivariable chip join problem that is adversely impacted by warpage and quantifying a contribution of the warpage, itself, in a formation of the multivariable chip join problem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: William E. Bernier, Timothy H. Daubenspeck, Virendra R. Jadhav, Valerie A. Oberson, David L. Questad
  • Patent number: 8932663
    Abstract: Methods for forming bone implants for the repair of the ends of bones at orthopedic joints, which implants have a Young's modulus close to that of human cortical bone. Substrates of dense isotropic graphite are coated overall with hard, microporous, isotropic pyrocarbon of specific character such that it can be polished to serve as an articular surface and can also securely receive an anchoring first metal layer through PVD. The first layer has a character such that, by thermal spraying a second biocompatible metal layer thereupon, fusion occurs and thereby anchors an outermost layer that is formed with a network of randomly interconnected pores and a surface character of peaks and valleys designed to promote enhanced appositional growth of cortical bone at the interface therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Ascension Orthopedics, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph P. Ritz, Clive Scott
  • Publication number: 20150004323
    Abstract: Catalysts include five-membered nitrogen containing heterocyclic compounds as ligands for metal ions which have catalytic activity. The catalysts are used to electrolessly plate metal on metal clad and un-clad substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Kristen M. MILUM, Donald E. CLEARY, Maria Anna RZEZNIK
  • Patent number: 8920881
    Abstract: For producing a component, especially a gas turbine component, coated with a wear-protection, corrosion-protection or erosion-protection coating, a method includes the following steps: providing a component (10) to be coated on a component surface (13); at least partially coating the component (11) on its component surface with an at least two-layered protective coating (14), which includes at least one relatively soft layer (15) and at least one relatively hard layer (16); and then surface densifying the at least partially coated component on its coated component surface by ball blasting or shot peening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: MTU Aero Engines AG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Eichmann, Karl-Heinz Manier, Markus Uecker, Thomas Uihlein
  • Publication number: 20140376349
    Abstract: Devices that include a near field transducer (NFT), the NFT having a disc and a peg, and the peg having five surfaces thereof; and at least one adhesion layer positioned on at least one of the five surfaces of the peg, the adhesion layer including one or more of the following: rhenium, osmium, iridium, platinum, hafnium, ruthenium, technetium, rhodium, palladium, beryllium, aluminum, manganese, indium, boron, and combinations thereof beryllium oxide, silicon oxide, iron oxide, zirconium oxide, manganese oxide, cadmium oxide, magnesium oxide, hafnium oxide, and combinations thereof tantalum carbide, uranium carbide, hafnium carbide, zirconium carbide, scandium carbide, manganese carbide, iron carbide, niobium carbide, technetium carbide, rhenium carbide, and combinations thereof chromium nitride, boron nitride, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Yuhang Cheng, Tong Zhao, Michael C. Kautzky, Ed F. Rejda, Kurt W. Wierman, Scott Franzen, Andrew J. Boyne, Michael Allen Seigler, Sethuraman Jayashankar
  • Publication number: 20140370259
    Abstract: A method for depositing a metal containing material onto a porous substrate, the method comprises forming a seed coating on the substrate, wherein the seed coating at least partially covers the substrate, the seed coating being substantially free of precious metal and applying a metal containing material to the seed coating, wherein the surface area of the substrate is greater than 0.02 m2/cc, as determined prior to coating the substrate. Non-porous substrates may also be coated using a similar process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Geoffrey Allan Edwards, Quansheng Song, Peter Anthony George
  • Publication number: 20140370295
    Abstract: Disclosed is graphene. More particularly, disclosed are a method for manufacturing graphene to grow graphene with high quality and graphene manufactured by the same. The method includes preparing a thermal-expansion compensation substrate, forming a metal layer on the thermal-expansion compensation substrate, and forming graphene on the metal layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Minseok CHOI, Taehyeong KIM, Jinsan MOON, Mynghee JUNG
  • Patent number: 8900660
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for producing a silver (Ag) coating pigment. The method for producing a silver coating pigment according to the present invention comprises: a step of forming a tin compound pretreatment layer on the matrix surface; and a step of forming a silver coating layer on the lower portion of the tin compound pretreatment layer through a reflux and electroless plating process using a diluted solution of silver nitrate, ammonia water, a citric acid solution, and a diluted solution of potassium hydroxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: CQV Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong-Min Heo, Jae-Il Jeong, Kwang-Choong Kang, Byung-Ki Choi, Kwang-Soo Lim, Kil-Wan Chang, Man-Su Lee, Gun-Eik Jang
  • Patent number: 8900467
    Abstract: A method for making a chemical contrast pattern uses directed self-assembly of block copolymers (BCPs) and sequential infiltration synthesis (SIS) of an inorganic material. For an example with poly(styrene-block-methyl methacrylate) (PS-b-PMMA) as the BCP and alumina as the inorganic material, the PS and PMMA self-assemble on a suitable substrate. The PMMA is removed and the PS is oxidized. A surface modification polymer (SMP) is deposited on the oxidized PS and the exposed substrate and the SMP not bound to the substrate is removed. The structure is placed in an atomic layer deposition chamber. Alumina precursors reactive with the oxidized PS are introduced and infuse by SIS into the oxidized PS, thereby forming on the substrate a chemical contrast pattern of SMP and alumina. The resulting chemical contrast pattern can be used for lithographic masks, for example to etch the underlying substrate to make an imprint template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: HGST Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Yves-Andre Chapuis, Ricardo Ruiz, Lei Wan
  • Patent number: 8876949
    Abstract: A method of preparing a palladium-silver alloy gas separation membrane system, wherein the surface of the palladium layer or a silver layer is activated by a non-chemical activation method involving abrasion to a controlled surface roughness and abrasion pattern, thereby permitting the plating or deposition of an overlayer of silver on the palladium layer, silver on a silver layer, or palladium on a silver layer. The palladium and silver layers are preferably supported on a porous metal support to which an intermetallic diffusion barrier has been applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventor: John Charles Saukaitis
  • Patent number: 8877320
    Abstract: A microfluidic device comprising: a substrate having a microfluidic channel, an electrically conductive feature comprising an electrically conductive layer arranged on a primer layer and positioned with reference to the microfluidic channel, wherein the primer layer comprises: (i) an organic polymer selected from the group consisting of. (a) a homopolymer or copolymer including a vinyl lactam repeating unit, (b) a cellulose ether; (c) polyvinyl alcohol; and (d) unmodified or modified gelatin; and (ii) a porous particulate material, the organic polymer being dispersed in the porous particulate material, is provided. Methods for manufacturing the microfluidic devices and their use in a number of applications are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Sony DADC Austria AG
    Inventors: Andrew John Naisby, Miguel Angel Torello Arevalo, Josef Kugler, Wolfgang Franz Reiter
  • Patent number: 8876948
    Abstract: A method of making a composite gas separation module by providing a porous support material having deposited thereon a metal membrane layer, by imposing upon the surface of the metal membrane layer certain surface characteristics including an abrasion pattern and a relatively high surface roughness that provides for surface activation that enhances the placement thereon of a subsequent metal membrane layer without the use of a chemical activating solution. The composite gas separation module is useful in the separation of hydrogen from hydrogen-containing gas streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventor: John Charles Saukaitis
  • Patent number: 8871306
    Abstract: A method to improve corrosion, abrasion, and fire resistant properties of structural components for use in oil, gas, exploration, refining and petrochemical applications is provided. The structural component is suitable for as refinery and/or petrochemical process equipment and piping, include but are not limited to process vessels, transfer lines and process pipes, heat exchangers, cyclones, and distillation columns. The method comprises providing the structural component with a plurality of layers, a corrosion resistant layer in contact with the corrosive petroleum products comprising a material selected from amorphous metals, ceramic materials, or combinations thereof; a structural layer; and an outer layer comprising a fire resistive material. In one embodiment, the structural component is further provided with at least another layer selected from a metal sheeting layer, an adhesive layer, and a containment layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventors: Edwin H. Niccolls, Grzegorz Jan Jusinski
  • Publication number: 20140310940
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a method of protecting at least a liner of an explosive charge from an environment comprises: applying a material onto or adjacent to the liner of the explosive charge, wherein prior to the step of applying, the liner is capable of being exposed to the environment, and wherein the material is capable of providing a protective barrier to at least the liner against the environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventor: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
  • Publication number: 20140313100
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an electromagnetic wave penetrative metal film having high mass productivity and an extremely low attenuation rate in the electromagnetic wave penetrated through, a manufacturing method of the electromagnetic wave penetrative metal film, and a radome for a vehicle-mounted radar devices using the electromagnetic wave penetrative metal film. To achieve the object, the present invention provides an electromagnetic wave penetrative metal film composed of more than 10000 of fine metal film pieces per unit area (1 mm2) provided on a surface of a substrate through an electroless plating step, wherein fine metal film pieces adjacent to each other are electrically isolated, a manufacturing method of the electromagnetic wave penetrative metal films, and a radome for a vehicle-mounted radar devices using the electromagnetic wave penetrative metal films.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Shuji Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20140308531
    Abstract: An ink composition is provided, a method of metalizing a surface of an insulation substrate and an article obtainable by the method are also provided. The ink composition may comprise a metal compound and an ink vehicle, the metal compound is at least one selected from a group consisting of a compound of formula I and a compound of formula II, TiO2-?(I), M1M2pOq (II), 0.05??<1.8, M1 is at least one element selected from a group consisting of groups 2, 9-12 of the periodic table according to IUPAC nomenclature, M2 is at least one element selected from a group consisting of groups 3-8, 10 and 13 of the periodic table according to IUPAC nomenclature, and 0<p?2, and 0<q<4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Weifeng MIAO
  • Patent number: 8859093
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include low emissivity (low-E) coatings and methods for forming the coatings. The low-E coating comprises a self-assembled monolayer (SAM) on a glass substrate, where one surface of the SAM is disposed in contact with and covalently bonded to the glass substrate, and one surface of the monolayer is disposed in contact with and covalently bonded to a metal layer. In some embodiments, the low-E coating comprises an assembly of one or more monomeric subunits of the following structure: Si—(CnHy)-(LM)m where n is from 1 to 20, y is from 2n?2 to 2n, m is 1 to 3, L is a Group VI element, and M is a metal, such as silver. In some embodiments, (CnHy) can be branched, crosslinked, or cyclic. The coating can further comprise an antireflection coating on the metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Intermolecular, Inc.
    Inventors: Xuena Zhang, Dipankar Pramanik
  • Publication number: 20140295087
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for additively manufacturing an article made of a difficult-to-weld highly-precipitation-strengthened Ni-base super alloy that comprises Al and Ti in the sum of more than 5 wt.-% or a difficult-to weld carbide/solution-strengthened cobalt (Co)-base super alloy, whereby a metal particle mixture of at least a first phase and a second phase is provided as a starting material, said first phase of the mixture being a base material and said second phase of the mixture being a material which is a derivative of the first material and has relative to said material of said first phase an improved weldability, and whereby the metal particle mixture is processed by means of an additive manufacturing process which is one of selective laser melting (SLM), selective laser sintering (SLS), electron beam melting (EBM), laser metal forming (LMF), laser engineered net shape (LENS), or direct metal deposition (DMD).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Lukas Emanuel RICKENBACHER, Alexander STANKOWSKI, Simone HOEVEL, Thomas ETTER
  • Publication number: 20140272373
    Abstract: A ceramic matrix composite having improved operating characteristics includes a barrier layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Adam L. Chamberlain, Andrew J. Lazur, Robert J. Shinavski
  • Publication number: 20140272388
    Abstract: Composite coating materials comprising a hard carbide phase and a metallic binder that are resistant to molten metals such as aluminum are disclosed. The hard carbide phase of the composite coatings may comprise tungsten carbide, and the metallic binder may comprise a nickel-based alloy. A thin oxide layer comprising oxides of the binder metal may be provided on the surface of the composite coating. The composite coatings exhibit desirable non-wetting behavior when exposed to molten metals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: KENNAMETAL INC.
    Inventors: Michael Knight, Cliff Garrigus, Hongbo Tian
  • Patent number: 8828503
    Abstract: A method of making a multi-layer micro-wire structure includes providing a substrate having a surface and forming a plurality of micro-channels in the surface. A first material composition is located in a first layer only in each micro-channel and not on the surface. A second material composition different from the first material composition is located in a second layer different from the first layer only in each micro-channel and not on the surface. The first material composition in the first layer and the second material composition in the second layer form an electrically conductive multi-layer micro-wire in each micro-channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Hwei-Ling Yau, David Paul Trauernicht, John Andrew Lebens, Yongcai Wang, Ronald Steven Cok
  • Publication number: 20140242631
    Abstract: Novel Mn2+-doped quantum dots are provided. These Mn2+-doped quantum dots exhibit excellent temperature sensitivity in both organic solvents and water-based solutions. Methods of preparing the Mn2+-doped quantum dots are provided. The Mn2+-doped quantum dots may be prepared via a stepwise procedure using air-stable and inexpensive chemicals. The use of air-stable chemicals can significantly reduce the cost of synthesis, chemical storage, and the risk associated with handling flammable chemicals. Methods of temperature sensing using Mn2+-doped quantum dots are provided. The stepwise procedure provides the ability to tune the temperature-sensing properties to satisfy specific needs for temperature sensing applications. Water solubility may be achieved by passivating the Mn2+-doped quantum dots, allowing the Mn2+-doped quantum dots to probe the fluctuations of local temperature in biological environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventors: Haw Yang, Chih-Hao Hsia
  • Patent number: 8808803
    Abstract: A coating method includes depositing substantially pure hafnium metal, that is free of other elements that are present in more than trace amounts as inadvertent impurities, onto a metallic substrate, and heat treating the metallic substrate to react the hafnium metal with at least one other element to form a protective coating on the metallic substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Benjamin Joseph Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 8809236
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a high temperature superconductor (=HTS) coated tape (20), with the following steps: preparation of a substrate tape (1), deposition of at least one buffer layer (2), deposition of an HTS film (3), deposition of a metallic protection layer (35) on the HTS film (3) and deposition of a metallic shunt layer (36) is characterized in that, prior to deposition of the metallic shunt layer (36), the partially prepared coated tape (10) undergoes a laser beam cutting in order to provide a desired tape form, wherein the laser beam cutting is applied together with a gas flow and/or a liquid flow (23). The method reduces the loss of critical current and reduces or avoids a deterioration of the critical temperature in a HTS coated tape due to tape cutting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignees: Oswald Elektromotoren GmbH, Bruker HTS GmbH
    Inventors: Johannes Oswald, Bernhard Oswald, Thomas Reis, Alexander Rutt, Alexander Usoskin
  • Publication number: 20140227513
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electronic equipment case including: a polylactic acid resin-based substrate; a polylactic acid resin-based adhesion layer that is coated on the substrate; a resin layer that has high adhesiveness with the adhesion layer and is capable of being plated with a metal; and a metal plating that is formed on the resin layer. According to the present invention, a bioplastic molded body having sufficient electromagnetic wave shielding performance and a high-adhesion metal plating can be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yukihiro Kiuchi
  • Patent number: 8802183
    Abstract: The system of the present invention includes a conductive element, an electronic component, and a partial power source in the form of dissimilar materials. Upon contact with a conducting fluid, a voltage potential is created and the power source is completed, which activates the system. The electronic component controls the conductance between the dissimilar materials to produce a unique current signature. The system can also measure the conditions of the environment surrounding the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Proteus Digital Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Frank, Peter Bjeletich, Hooman Hafezi, Robert Azevedo, Robert Duck, Iliya Pesic, Benedict Costello, Eric Snyder
  • Publication number: 20140208929
    Abstract: A durable ceramic and metallic coating has been applied to ceramic tiles to protect the tiles while undergoing a molten metal casting operation. The plasma sprayed coating consists of a ceramic top coat layer of aluminum oxide, zirconium oxide, or other oxides with or without a metallic bond coat layer and with or without a functionally gradient coating. This coating protects the underlying ceramic tile, which is composed of boron carbide, silicon carbide, alumina (Al2O3) or other type of hard ceramic, from reacting chemically with the molten metal. The molten metal is cast around the ceramic tiles to create a lattice of ceramic tiles that are used for protection from projectiles and shrapnel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicants: BUYCASTINGS.COM, INC., APS MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Robert W. Willson, Michael C. Willson, Anil R. (Neil) Chaudhry
  • Publication number: 20140202170
    Abstract: An article has a polymeric substrate and a coating system. The coating system includes a metallic plating and a polymeric coating atop the metallic plating. The metallic plating has a thickness of at least 0.05 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: United Technologies Corporation
  • Patent number: 8785352
    Abstract: Provided, among other things, is a multiplex assay comprising: conducting a fluorescence-developing assay on microtabs having at least one surface that shows plasmonic enhancement, wherein a plurality of the microtabs have unique probes affixed to their plasmonically enhanced surfaces; and measuring the fluorescence associated with the substrates and identifying the correlated probe by for the microtab. The microtabs can be, for example, MTPs that send a unique identifier, and the correlated probe can be identified by querying the MTPs for their identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Pharmaseq, Inc.
    Inventors: Wlodek Mandecki, Ji Li, Zhuying Wang
  • Patent number: 8784944
    Abstract: A ceramic thermal barrier coating having improved erosion resistance includes a metallic layer and a ceramic layer positioned on the metallic layer. The ceramic layer includes a first powder, a second powder, and a third powder. The first powder and the second powder are alloyed together prior to being mixed with the third powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin W. Schlichting, Paul H. Zajchowski
  • Patent number: 8784931
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing ULSI wiring in which wiring layers are separately formed via a diffusion prevention layer and an insulating interlayer portion made of SiO2. The method comprises the steps of treating, with a silane compound, a SiO2 surface of the insulating interlayer portion on which the diffusion layer is to be formed, performing catalyzation with an aqueous solution containing a palladium compound, forming the diffusion prevention layer by electroless plating, and then forming the wiring layer on this diffusion prevention layer. A capping layer may be formed on the wiring layer by electroless plating. Consequently, a diffusion prevention layer having good adhesive properties can be formed through a simple wet process, and, the wiring layer can directly be formed on this diffusion prevention layer by a wet process. The capping layer can also be directly formed on the wiring layer by electroless plating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignees: Waseda University, Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Ueno, Tetsuya Osaka, Nao Takano
  • Publication number: 20140199497
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for reducing metal oxide surfaces to modified metal surfaces are disclosed. Metal oxide surfaces are reduced to form a film integrated with a metal seed layer by contacting a solution with a reducing agent with the metal oxide surfaces. The solution with the reducing agent can contact the metal oxide surfaces under conditions that form an integrated film with the metal seed layer, and that reduces reoxidation from exposure the ambient environment. In some embodiments, an additive can be included with the reducing agent to form a surface protecting layer on the metal seed layer. In some embodiments, the metal is copper used in damascene copper structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventors: Tighe A. Spurlin, Steven T. Mayer, Jonathan D. Reid, Artur Kolics, Huanfeng Zhu
  • Patent number: 8778058
    Abstract: The invention relates to thin, hydrogen-permeable, sulfur-resistant membranes formed from multi-layers of palladium or palladium-alloy coatings on porous, ceramic or metal supports, methods of making these membranes, methods of repairing layers of these membranes and devices that incorporate these membranes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Colorado School of Mines
    Inventors: J. Douglas Way, Oyvind Hatlevik
  • Patent number: RE45154
    Abstract: A tool for machining is made from a hard-metal, cermet or ceramic base material and a single-layer or multi-layer hard material coating on the base material. An additional coating of one or more metals from the group of aluminum, copper, zinc, titanium, nickel, tin or base alloys of these metals is applied to the hard material coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Ceratizit Austria Gesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Wallgram, Uwe Schleinkofer, Karl Gigl, Josef Thurner, Wilfried Schintlmeister