Epoxy Or Polyepoxide Containing Coating Patents (Class 427/410)
  • Patent number: 10264669
    Abstract: A flexible electronic assembly includes a flexible current-carrying device, an electrically insulating flexible substrate, and an electronic device embedded in the substrate. The electronic device is mounted face-down on the current-carrying device such that a contact side or component side of the electronic device faces the current-carrying device and is positioned at an interface between the current-carrying device and the substrate. The current-carrying device, substrate, and electronic device are co-planar at the interface. This configuration enables the flexible electronic assembly to have an ultra-thin thickness, for example on the order of micrometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Research Triangle Institute
    Inventors: Jay Lewis, Dorota Temple, Erik Vick, Ethan Klem
  • Patent number: 10125424
    Abstract: Disclosed are pretreatment compositions and associated methods for treating metal substrates with pretreatment compositions, including ferrous substrates, such as cold rolled steel and electrogalvanized steel. The pretreatment composition includes: a Group IIIB and/or IVB metal; free fluoride; and molybdenum. The methods include contacting the metal substrates with the pretreatment composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Michel Sudour, Aline Wozniak, Philippe Maintier
  • Patent number: 9688912
    Abstract: A method of etching a semiconductor substrate, having the steps of: providing a semiconductor substrate having a first layer containing Ti and a second layer containing at least one of Cu, SiO, SiN, SiOC and SiON; providing an etching liquid containing, in an aqueous medium, a basic compound composed of an organic amine compound and an oxidizing agent, the etching liquid having a pH from 7 to 14; and applying the etching liquid to the semiconductor substrate to selectively etch the first layer of the semiconductor substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Tetsuya Kamimura
  • Patent number: 9670378
    Abstract: A coating composition comprising a resinous binder and up to 10 percent by weight of the reaction product of (i) a phosphorus acid, and (ii) a polyglycidyl ether of cyclohexane dimethanol. The compositions are useful for coating containers of all sorts, such as food and beverage containers, and the reaction product provides enhanced adhesion of the coating to the substrate. The compositions can be formulated to be substantially free of bisphenol A (BPA) and derivatives thereof such as bisphenol A diglycidyl ether (BADGE).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Youssef Moussa, Claudia Knotts, Michael List
  • Patent number: 9447295
    Abstract: Use of a radiation curable composition as printing ink for ink-jet printing, wherein the radiation curable composition comprises N-vinyloxazolidinone of formula (I) in which R1 to R4 independently from each other are a hydrogen atom or an organic radical having not more than 10 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Erhard Guenther, Radwan Abdallah, Giovanni Dandola, Dagmar Pascale Kunsmann-Keitel, Edouard Loisel
  • Patent number: 8940219
    Abstract: An ophthalmic device is formed by additive fabrication, the optical device having an optical surface with a surface roughness on the order of less than 10 microns. A method is provided for making an ophthalmic device including an optical surface having a surface roughness of less than 10 microns by depositing on a stage in a first relative position a first lamina of particulates having a size less than 10 microns and in select configurations less than two microns and certain configurations less than one micron, and, synergistically stimulating the first lamina of particulates to form a first solidified layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventors: Ronald Spoor, Sanjay M. Rastogi, Charles P. Henning
  • Publication number: 20140355184
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of forming a multilayer thin film by depositing target particles, detached from a target by plasma discharge of inert gas, on a metal object using a multilayer thin film deposition apparatus and a multilayer thin film formed by the method. More specifically, a sputtering deposition apparatus is used as the multilayer thin film deposition apparatus. The method includes coating a metal object with a coating layer, depositing at least one hardness-enhancing layer on the coating layer, and depositing a color layer on the at least one hardness-enhancing layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin Sub KIM, Hyong Jun YOO, Min Chul JUNG, Hyun Jun JUNG, Jin Hyun CHO
  • Publication number: 20140242282
    Abstract: A method of coating an undercarriage of a cargo carrying vehicle, the method comprising the steps of applying primer to at least a portion of the suspension or the undercarriage, wherein the primer is either epoxy, alkyd or modified alkyd, and applying polyurea/polyurethane blend to at least a portion of the primer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Great Dane Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Chris Stolfe, Matthew Gunzburger
  • Patent number: 8815387
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a copper foil with an ultra thin resin layer for a printed wiring board without roughening treatment. In order to achieve the object, there is adopted a copper foil with an ultra thin adhesive layer for a printed wiring board 1 or the like, which is a copper foil provided with an ultra thin primer resin layer for securing good laminating adhesiveness with a resin base material on one side of a copper foil 3 without roughening treatment, characterized in that a silane coupling agent layer 2 is formed on a surface of the copper foil without the roughening treatment having a surface roughness (Rz) of 2 ?m or below, and an ultra thin primer resin layer 4 having a converted thickness of 1 to 5 ?m is formed on the silane coupling agent layer 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsu Minning & Smelting Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuro Sato, Toshifumi Matsushima
  • Patent number: 8809412
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of oligomeric siloxane components in radiation-curable formulations which in the cured state offer a particular degree of corrosion control for metallic substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Emmanouil Spyrou, Rene Koschabek, Burkhard Standke
  • Patent number: 8784941
    Abstract: A process for the production of a dark-color multi-layer coating, comprising the successive steps: (1) applying an NIR-opaque coating layer A? from a waterborne pigmented coating composition A to a substrate, (2) applying a coating layer B? from a waterborne pigmented coating composition B onto the substrate provided with coating layer A?, (3) subjecting the coated substrate obtained in step (2) to a drying step, (4) applying a clear coat layer, and (5) curing the coating layers simultaneously; wherein both coating compositions A and B comprise aqueous microgel and sheet silicate, wherein the pigment content of coating composition A comprises <90 wt. % of aluminum flake pigments and has such a composition that coating layer A? exhibits low NIR absorption, wherein the pigment content of coating composition B consists 50 to 100 wt. % of black pigment with low NIR absorption and 0 to 50 wt. % of further pigment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Axalta Coating Systems IP Co., LLC
    Inventors: Gunter Richter, Karl-Friedrich Doessel, Wilfried Dutt
  • Patent number: 8746164
    Abstract: Coatings on a substrate and application methods result in coatings that can withstand different types or groups of bulk cargo and operations. This novel approach includes use of a combination of layers of coating materials at certain thicknesses and applied with certain techniques. In certain embodiments, the coating system includes coatings applied to a pretreated substrate, e.g., blasted steel cargo hold plates of an oceangoing vessel. The coatings include a bond layer and a resistance layer, e.g., an anti-corrosive layer tailored to resist at least one of corrosion, erosion, impact and wear of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Sulzer Metco (US) Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald J. Molz, James Frank Leach, Jr., Christopher Wasserman
  • Patent number: 8728626
    Abstract: The present invention provides a coated product having excellent corrosion resistance and excellent finish by a 3-coat 1-bake method; the method including the steps of forming cured coating film (A1) comprising cationic electrodeposition coating composition (A) on a metal object to be coated; forming first colored coated film (B1) by coating first colored aqueous coating composition (B); forming second colored coated film (C1) by coating second colored aqueous coating composition (C) on uncured first colored coated film (B1); forming clear coated film (D1) by coating clear coating composition (D) on uncured second colored coated film (C1); and simultaneously curing uncured first colored coated film (B1), uncured second colored coated film (C1), and uncured clear coated film (D1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Kansai Paint Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukihiro Nemoto, Eiji Kuwano, Shigeo Nishiguchi
  • Publication number: 20140134342
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of anticorrosive pigments. Anticorrosive pigments are used with organic coatings to reduce the corrosion rate of the substrate metal. An anticorrosive pigment is incorporated in the topcoat of an anticorrosion coating system which greatly reduces the corrosion rate of the substrate metal in the environments of aggressive ions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventors: Jianguo Wang, Sue Wang, Nar Wang
  • Patent number: 8722150
    Abstract: A process for the production of a dark-color multi-layer coating, comprising the successive steps: (1) applying an NIR-opaque coating layer A? from a waterborne pigmented coating composition A to a substrate, (2) applying a coating layer B? from a waterborne pigmented coating composition B onto the substrate provided with coating layer A?, (3) subjecting the coated substrate obtained in step (2) to a drying step, (4) applying a clear coat layer, and (5) curing the coating layers simultaneously; wherein both coating compositions A and B comprise aqueous microgel and sheet silicate, wherein the pigment content of coating composition A consists 90 to 100 wt. % of aluminum flake pigment and 0 to 10 wt. % of further pigment, wherein the pigment content of coating composition B consists 50 to 100 wt. % of black pigment with low NIR absorption and 0 to 50 wt. % of further pigment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Axalta Coating Systems IP Co., LLC
    Inventors: Gunter Richter, Karl-Friedrich Doessel, Wilfried Dutt
  • Publication number: 20140113146
    Abstract: A coated metallic part includes a substrate including a metallic surface; a first coating layer supported on the metallic surface and including a first polymer, the first polymer including silicon; and a second coating layer including a second polymer different from the first polymer, the first coating layer being positioned between the metallic surface and the first coating layer. The first coating layer may have a silicon atomic percentage of 5 to 50 atomic weight percent. The first polymer of the first coating layer may have an oxygen-to-silicon ratio of 1.0 to 4.0. The second polymer of the second polymer layer may include at least one of an acrylic polymer, a polyester, an alkyd, a polyurethane, a polyamide, a polyether, a copolymer thereof, and a mixture thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Larry P. Haack, Ann Marie Straccia, Kenneth Edward Nietering
  • Patent number: 8597724
    Abstract: Methods for repairing gas turbine components damaged by corrosion that not only restores the components back to their original dimensions to ensure proper engine operations, but also have the added benefit of mitigating future corrosion attacks thereby extending the useful life of the components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Billie W. Bunting, Andrew DeBiccari, Chris Vargas, Monika D. Kinstler, Derek W. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20130313888
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for coating an aluminum wheel using a coating composition capable of forming a coating film having a superior cosmetic property as well as an anticorrosive property much enough for preventing corrosion even in the use in an area where the coating film is susceptible to salt damage, and an aluminum wheel obtained by the method. A method for coating an aluminum wheel including applying an anticorrosive coating composition onto the aluminum wheel, and thereafter applying a clear coating composition to form a transparent multilayer coating film, wherein the anticorrosive coating composition contains an acrylic resin (1) having a weight average molecular weight of 50,000 to 140,000, a glass transition point of 20 to 50° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 1, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicants: Topy Industries Ltd., Nippon Paint Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Junya Uemura, Toru Shimizu, Koji Murakami, Tatsuya Oguri, Masafumi Maeda
  • Patent number: 8586149
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of increasing the surface energy of an article having a polymeric surface increasing the relative amount of nitrogen atoms or oxygen atoms within a portion of the surface to form a nitrogen or oxygen enriched surface layer. The method of the invention is advantageously applied to a vehicle body frame to facilitate adhesion of a windshield. In another embodiment of the invention a method for inhibiting sealer redeposition is provided in which a plastic component in an automobile is treated prior to being subjected to the various paint preprocessing baths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Walter Holubka, Larry P. Haack, Ann Straccia
  • Patent number: 8568832
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods of treating a metal to improve the metal's corrosion resistance. The method includes applying, to the surface of the metal, a coating which comprises magnesium powder and a binder. The present invention also relates to a coating composition that includes magnesium powder and a silane modified epoxy isocyanate hybrid polymer or prepolymer. The inventors have found that corrosion resistance (as determined by Prohesion™ exposure in accordance with ASTM D5894-96, which is hereby incorporated by reference) in excess of 3,000 hours on 2024 T-3 aluminum alloy can be achieved with the methods and coating compositions of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: NDSU Research Foundation
    Inventors: Michael E. Nanna, Gordon P. Bierwagen, Dante Battocchi
  • Patent number: 8562771
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide systems and methods for assembly of tubular joints which overcome the drawbacks and limitations of conventional joints. In certain embodiments, the tubular joints may comprise threaded joints used in oil exploration. Joints may be assembled using a combination of a) position control, b) specific production tolerances for thread parameters, and c) coatings applied on threaded areas of the joint. In further embodiments, the tubular joints may have no torque shoulder and/or metal to metal seals. In additional embodiments, the joints may be further assembled and disassembled several times without application of dope or grease and exhibit enhanced sealability. Beneficially, embodiments of the present disclosure may provide high tolerance, precisely assembled joints that provide improved performance (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Tenaris Connections Limited
    Inventors: Jesus Casar Ribalta, Diego Nicolás Dell'erba, Gabriel Eduardo Carcagno
  • Patent number: 8541067
    Abstract: The method of laser treating Ti-6Al-4V to form surface compounds is a method of forming barrier layers on surfaces of Ti-6Al-4V workpieces. The Ti-6Al-4V workpiece is first cleaned and then a water-soluble phenolic resin is applied to at least one surface of the Ti-6Al-4V workpiece. The Ti-6Al-4V workpiece and the layer(s) of water soluble phenolic resin are then heated to carbonize the phenolic resin, thus forming a carbon film on the at least one surface. TiC particles are then inserted into the carbon film. Following the insertion of the TiC particles, a laser beam is scanned over the at least one surface of the Ti-6Al-4V workpiece. A stream of nitrogen gas is sprayed on the surface of the Ti-6Al-4V workpiece coaxially and simultaneously with the laser beam at a relatively high pressure, thus forming a barrier layer of TiCxN1-x, TiNx, Ti—C, and Ti2N compounds in the surface region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
    Inventors: Bekir Sami Yilbas, Syed Sohail Akhtar, Cihan Karatas, Abdul Aleem Bangalore Jabbar
  • Patent number: 8518493
    Abstract: A coated article comprising a metal surface, a first layer of an uncured autodeposition coating and a second uncured paint layer deposited sequentially on the surface without intermediate curing of the autodeposition coating, a process of co-curing said autodeposition coating and paint layer or layers, and a cured coated article having chemical bonds between the cured autodeposition coating layer and at least the cured paint layer immediately adjacent to the cured autodeposition coating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Omar Abu-Shanab, Michael Inch, Bashir M. Ahmed, Christopher G. Weller, Derek W. Smith
  • Patent number: 8507602
    Abstract: A non-stick coating composition comprising a waterborne phenoxy resin, a crosslinker, and a silicone compound. The coating is substantially free of fluorocarbon resin. An article, such as aluminum, may be coated with the composition. The composition may be multi-layers, but only the layers other than the first layer includes the silicone compound. The invention includes the method for applying the coating or coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Whitford Worldwide Company
    Inventors: Thomas J. Bate, Arthur Wachowski, Jan Wilhelm Ernst Moos
  • Patent number: 8455569
    Abstract: An non-skid coating comprising a two-part epoxy and a filler comprising particles of a thermoset resin provides a durable, low-weight, low-abrasive coating for decks and floors, especially for aircraft carrier flight decks. The coating has the further advantage of having lower heavy metal content than current aluminum-based, non-skid coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: David Robinson, Ranell Santa Cruz
  • Patent number: 8435607
    Abstract: A housing for a portable electronic device includes a metallic base, a chemical plating layer, a prime layer, a color coating layer, a decorative layer, and a transparent protection layer. The chemical plating layer, the prime layer, the color coating layer, the decorative layer, and the transparent protection layer are coated on the metallic base in that order. The decorative layer defines a pattern extending through the decorative layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignees: Fu Zhun Precision Industry (Shen Zhen) Co., Ltd., Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jen-Hong Hsu, Hai-Lin Chen, Jian-Wei Zhang, Yong Yang, Ying-Hao Feng, Yu-Guo Zhang
  • Publication number: 20130108800
    Abstract: A composite includes a substrate, a binder layer disposed on a surface of the substrate; and a nanofiller layer comprising nanographene and disposed on a surface of the binder layer opposite the substrate. In addition, a nano-coating layer for coating a substrate includes multiple alternating layers of the binder layer and the nanofiller layer. Articles coated with the nano-coating layer prepared from alternating layers of nanofiller layer and binder layer have improved barrier properties, and may be used in down-hole applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Soma Chakraborty, Jiang Zhu, Gaurav Agrawal
  • Publication number: 20130078380
    Abstract: A method of coating an undercarriage of a cargo carrying vehicle, the method comprising the steps of applying primer to at least a portion of the suspension or the undercarriage, wherein the primer is either epoxy, alkyd or modified alkyd, and applying polyurea/polyurethane blend to at least a portion of the primer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: GREAT DANE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
    Inventor: Great Dane Limited Partnership
  • Publication number: 20130059072
    Abstract: A two part non-sag polyurethane construction sealant or adhesive is provided with the properties of low modulus, high elongation, good paint adhesion, and primerless adhesion to concrete surfaces. The sealant or adhesive is prepared using a polyol, and optionally an epoxy silane and/or a melamine compound, in the base component of the formulation; and a prepolymer reaction product including the residues of xylenol or xylenol and an additional polyol, and a polymeric isocyanate, an aromatic diisocyanate, or a polymeric isocyanate and an aromatic diisocyanate, and optionally an epoxy silane and/or a melamine compound, in the activator component of the formulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: Construction Research & Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Chia L. Wang, John M. Davis, Bryan Lienke
  • Patent number: 8337640
    Abstract: Disclosed are quaternary ammonium salts containing non-halogen anions such as carbonates, bicarbonates, phosphates, glycolates and mixtures thereof as conversion coatings or additives imparting anti-corrosive properties to paints. The invention relates to a method for inhibiting the corrosion of metal surfaces by applying a composition containing one or more quaternary ammonium carbonate or bicarbonate. The disclosure is also directed to anti-corrosive coatings for metal substrates containing these compounds and to metal substrates having these anticorrosive coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Lonza, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas C. Bedard, Thomas David Burleigh, Larry K. Hall, Joseph Kimler, Joseph W. Scheblein, Michael Y. Chiang
  • Patent number: 8309183
    Abstract: A method of making a magnesium alloy housing includes steps as follows: providing a magnesium alloy base; submerging the magnesium alloy base in a phosphate solution, thereby forming a chemical plating layer on the surface thereof; coating a prime coating on the chemical plating layer and drying the prime coating, thereby forming a prime layer; coating an enamel on the prime layer and drying the enamel, thereby forming a color coating layer; grinding the color coating layer with a grinding wheel, thereby forming a hair line layer; coating a metallic coating on the hair line layer and drying the metallic coating, thereby forming a decorative layer; and coating a transparent coat on the decorative layer and drying the transparent coat, thereby forming a transparent protecting layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignees: Fu Zhun Precision Industry (Shen Zhen) Co., Ltd., Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yan-Shuang Lv, Hui Xia
  • Patent number: 8283042
    Abstract: Coating compositions are disclosed that include corrosion resisting particles such that the coating composition can exhibit corrosion resistance properties. Also disclosed are substrates at least partially coated with a coating deposited from such a composition and multi-component composite coatings, wherein at least one coating later is deposited from such a coating composition. Methods and apparatus for making ultrafine solid particles are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward R. Millero, John R. Schneider, Cheng-Hung Hung, Noel R. Vanier
  • Patent number: 8231970
    Abstract: Coating compositions are disclosed that include corrosion resisting particles such that the coating composition can exhibit corrosion resistance properties. Also disclosed are substrates at least partially coated with a coating deposited from such a composition and multi-component composite coatings, wherein at least one coating later is deposited from such a coating composition. Methods and apparatus for making ultrafine solid particles are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc
    Inventors: David N. Walters, John R. Schneider
  • Patent number: 8211331
    Abstract: A packaged reactive material includes a reactive material that is configured to increase in size when exposed to a predetermined gas, and an inert coating material surrounding a surface of the reactive material. The inert coating material is configured to allow the predetermined gas to diffuse through to the reactive material and has an elongation that will not accommodate expansion of the reactive material at full saturation of the predetermined gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Scott W. Jorgensen, Martin P. Sulic
  • Patent number: 8192840
    Abstract: A spring with high durability has a coating film composed of an epoxy resin powder coating containing softening agent which contains an epoxy resin and a softening agent comprising a thermoplastic resin for improving impact resistance of the coating film. A method of coating a spring with high durability comprises a coating step of making an epoxy resin powder coating containing softening agent which contains an epoxy resin and a softening agent comprising a thermoplastic resin for improving impact resistance of a coating film adhere to a surface on which the coating film is formed, and a baking step of baking the epoxy resin powder coating containing softening agent adhered to the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignees: Chuo Hatsujo Kabushiki Kaisha, Rock Paint Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Kunita, Takayuki Sakakibara, Masami Wakita, Yuichi Kondo, Norio Sawatari
  • Patent number: 8168276
    Abstract: Food and beverage containers and methods of coating are provided. The food and beverage containers include a metal substrate that is at least partially coated with a coating prepared from a composition that includes a resin system, a crosslinker, and a catalyst. Preferably, the coating composition is substantially Bisphenol A-free.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Cleaver, Sebastien Gibanel, Georges Sion, Benoit Prouvost, Dave Pape, Paul Stenson
  • Patent number: 8147915
    Abstract: A non-stick coating composition comprising a waterborne phenoxy resin, a crosslinker, a silicone compound, and a Fluoropolymer. An article, such as aluminum, may be coated with the composition. The composition may be multi-layers, but only the layers other than the first layer includes the silicone compound. The invention includes the method for applying the coating or coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Whitford Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas James Bate, Arthur Wachowski
  • Patent number: 8071171
    Abstract: Methods and systems for controlling a three(3)-dimensional distribution of structural reinforcement elements in a polymer-matrix composite. One embodiment of the invention provides a method that includes adding and curing a shape memory polymer in a plurality of flexible preforms attached with each other after preforming each of the flexible preforms to form a spatially controlled preform and variable stiffness material composite laminate. Here, in this embodiment, at least one of the preforms includes a flexible support formed from a patterned supporting material on a first surface of a stiff-structural sheet and the stiff-structural sheet that has been patterned on the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Robert E. Doty, Geoffrey P. McKnight, Guillermo A. Herrera, David L. Hammon
  • Patent number: 8067066
    Abstract: The present invention relates to tie-coat compositions for fouling-release paint systems. The invention provides a method of coating a substrate with a coating composition comprising at least two types of functional polysiloxane compounds selected from epoxy-functional polysiloxanes, amino-functional polysiloxanes, and particular adhesion promoting agents of the polysiloxane type. The present invention also provides a substrate coated with such a composition and a composition particularly useful for said method. The binder phase may also comprise constituents of epoxy paint compositions, e.g. epoxy resins and amine curing agents. The compositions are particularly relevant in combination with diorganopolysiloxane-based fouling-release coatings and anticorrosive epoxy primer coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Hempel A/S
    Inventors: Martin Andreas Grønlund Scholten, Peter Christian Weinrich Thorlaksen, Annie Oxfeldt Andersen, Allan Juul Nielsen
  • Patent number: 8048491
    Abstract: This invention provides a multilayer coating film-forming method by 2-coat-1-bake coating using a clear coat paint comprising a carboxyl group- and/or cyclic acid anhydride group-containing compound and polyepoxide, in which the coating workability and electrostatic coatability are improved by blending a specific organic solvent in the clear coat paint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Kansai Paint Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Nagano, Hironori Tonomura, Yasushi Nakao, Yoshizumi Matsuno
  • Patent number: 8038829
    Abstract: Method of coating pipe having a raised weld bead. Curable resin polymer is applied to the pipe and allowed to bond to form a cured or partially cured polymer layer on the pipe. Powder form adhesive composition is applied on the polymer layer while hot, with fusion into a film bonding to the polymer. Powder form polyolefin is applied to the adhesive while hot with fusion into a film bonding to the adhesive to form a powder-based coating. Following forming of the powder-based coating, the pipe is cooled from the inside. An outer polyolefin covering is bonded to the powder-based coating and the pipe cooled to ambient temperature. This procedure can avoid voids, cavities or pinholes forming in the coating adjacent the weld bead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: ShawCor Ltd.
    Inventors: Robert E. Steele, Dennis T. H. Wong, Peter Singh, Chunglee Hank Yih
  • Patent number: 7914858
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for sealing disk drive housing castings and the resulting housings. A housing component of a data storage device is placed in an environment of decreased pressure where a first tank that is an autoclave is pressurized at a selected pressure and the environment is a first tank that encloses the housing component. A second tank that is an autoclave is pressurized at substantially the same pressure as the first tank while the second tank is fluidically coupled to the first tank and encloses a sealant. The sealant is applied to a surface of the component when it is under decreased pressure by transferring the sealant from the first tank to the second tank. A pressure of at least one atmosphere is further applied so that a portion of the sealant contactingly permeates voids in the housing component before the sealant is subsequently cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Maxtor Corporation
    Inventors: Charles deJesus, Thomas G. Andrikowich, Michael C. Strzepa
  • Patent number: 7906181
    Abstract: A method of anti-fouling a metal structure disposed in water, the method comprising providing a clean surface on the metal structure, applying a tie coat to the surface, and applying a thermoplastic top coat to the tie coat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: TMC-IP, LLC
    Inventor: Hubert R. O'Neal
  • Publication number: 20110045725
    Abstract: Film-forming coating compositions are disclosed. The composition comprises a) an epoxy-containing polymer system; and b) a polyacid curing agent comprising two acid functional groups per molecule; wherein the epoxy-containing polymer system comprises: (i) an epoxy resin comprising at least two epoxy functional groups per molecule and which is different from (ii); and (ii) an epoxy functional silsesquioxane. Also disclosed are processes for applying the film-forming composition to a basecoat, and substrates coated in part by a coating deposited from the film-forming compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Applicant: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Shan Cheng, Thomas R. Hockswender, Anthony M. Chasser, James P. Rowley, Dennis A. Simpson
  • Patent number: 7883737
    Abstract: Methods allowing for visual inspection of a coated component for erosion damage involving providing a component, and applying a plurality of layers of an erosion system to at least a portion of the component to produce the coated component where each layer of the erosion system comprises a different color that becomes visible as the layer is eroded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Stephen Craig Mitchell, Andrew J. Brizgis, Donald George LaChapelle, Warren Rosal Ronk
  • Patent number: 7858153
    Abstract: A powder primer composition comprising as essential components (A) a carboxyl group-containing thermosetting polyester resin, (B1) a bisphenol A-type epoxy resin with an epoxy equivalent of 400-2000 g/eq or (B2) a bisphenol-type epoxy resin with an epoxy equivalent of 400-2000 g/eq and (C1) a bisphenol F-type epoxy resin with an epoxy equivalent of 400-2000 g/eq or (C2) a modified epoxy resin containing phenolic hydroxyl groups, obtained by reacting (a) a bifunctional epoxy resin with (b) an excess of a bifunctional phenol. Coating films obtained using the powder primer composition have excellent finished appearance and corrosion resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Kansai Paing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Kato, Akinari Niimi, Yugen Kawamoto
  • Patent number: 7854967
    Abstract: A method for preparing and treating the surfaces of structural components, such as structural aircraft wing and fuselage skin panels, spar, spar assemblies, ribs, stiffeners, hinges, doors, etc., and the mechanical components attached to these aforementioned structural components, with a semi-permeable, corrosion-inhibiting organic coating. The method being particularly applicable for the improved sealing process of the faying surfaces of these aircraft components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Steven G. Keener, Norman R. Byrd
  • Publication number: 20100239873
    Abstract: A method for obtaining a protective coating on a surface to be treated of a light alloy mechanical component of a turbomachine. The method comprises associating a first coating layer resistant to corrosion on the surface to be treated of the mechanical component, and associating a second coating layer resistant to erosion, abrasion and high temperatures on the first coating layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventors: Massimo GIANNOZZI, Eugenio Giorni, Andrea Avanzini, Riccardo Paoletti, Iacopo Giovannetti
  • Patent number: 7745010
    Abstract: Coating compositions are disclosed that include corrosion resisting particles such that the coating composition can exhibit corrosion resistance properties. Also disclosed are substrates at least partially coated with a coating deposited from such a composition and multi-component composite coatings, wherein at least one coating later is deposited from such a coating composition. Methods and apparatus for making ultrafine solid particles are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: PRC Desoto International, Inc.
    Inventor: John R. Schneider
  • Publication number: 20100151140
    Abstract: A method of anti-fouling a metal structure disposed in water, the method comprising providing a clean surface on the metal structure, applying a tie coat to the surface, and applying a thermoplastic top coat to the tie coat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: TMC-IP, LLC
    Inventor: Hubert R. O'Neal