Metallic Compound-containing Coating Patents (Class 427/419.1)
  • Patent number: 10480886
    Abstract: An improved design for a suppressor which suppresses sound from a gun report as well as reduces heat transference therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Gladius Suppressor Company, LLC
    Inventors: John McCartney Hibbitts, Robert Randall Mace, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10145992
    Abstract: A dielectric mirror includes a coating having alternating high and low index layers. The mirror coating has no metallic reflective layer of Al or Ag in certain example embodiments, and may have film side and/or glass side visible reflection of from about 50-90% (more preferably from about 60-80% and most preferably from about 65-75%) and visible transmission of from about 10-50% (more preferably from about 10-40% or 20-40%) in certain example embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Guardian Europe S.A.R.L.
    Inventor: Gyorgy Vikor
  • Patent number: 9539612
    Abstract: A method includes coating a substrate to provide a flame resistant substrate. In an embodiment, the method includes exposing the substrate to a cationic solution to produce a cationic layer deposited on the substrate. The cationic solution comprises cationic materials. The cationic materials comprise a polymer, a colloidal particle, a nanoparticle, a nitrogen-rich molecule, or any combinations thereof. The method further includes exposing the cationic layer to an anionic solution to produce an anionic layer deposited on the cationic layer to produce a layer comprising the anionic layer and the cationic layer. The anionic solution comprises a layerable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: The Texas A&M University System
    Inventor: Jaime C. Grunlan
  • Patent number: 9540763
    Abstract: A method includes coating a substrate to provide a flame resistant substrate. In an embodiment, the method includes exposing the substrate to a cationic solution to produce a cationic layer deposited on the substrate. The cationic solution includes cationic materials. The cationic materials include polymers, nanoparticles, or any combinations thereof. The method further includes exposing the cationic layer to an anionic solution to produce an anionic layer deposited on the cationic layer to produce a bilayer. The bilayer is the anionic layer and the cationic layer. The anionic solution includes layerable materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: The Texas A&M University System
    Inventor: Jaime C. Grunlan
  • Patent number: 9347126
    Abstract: A process of fabricating a thermal barrier coating is disclosed. The process includes cold spraying a substrate with a feedstock to form a thermal barrier coating and concurrently oxidizing one or more of the substrate, the feedstock, and the thermal barrier coating. The cold spraying is in a region having an oxygen concentration of at least 10%. In another embodiment, the process includes heating a feedstock with a laser and cold spraying a substrate with the feedstock to form a thermal barrier coating. At least a portion of the feedstock is retained in the thermal barrier coating. In another embodiment, the process of fabricating a thermal barrier coating includes heating a substrate with a laser and cold spraying the substrate with a feedstock to form a thermal barrier coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Surinder Singh Pabla, Joshua Lee Margolies, Eklavya Calla, Padmaja Parakala
  • Patent number: 9116125
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method, apparatus and a system of fast diagnosis of stresses and diseases in higher plants. The proposed methodology is based on the hypothesis of that when a plant is in imbalance; there are changes in its metabolism that render an alteration of the chemical composition of its organs. This chemical alteration leads to a change in the physical properties, such as the fluorescence of the leaves. Due to the complexity of the material of the leaves, the present method proposes that the signal be treated with statistical methods and that the classification is made through softwares based on machine learning. As an example of the application of the invention, the results are shown for the Greening disease in citrus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: EMPRESA BRASILEIRA DE PESQUISA AGROPECUARIA—EMBRAPA
    Inventors: Debora Marcondes Bastos Pereira Milori, Ladislau Martin Neto, Ednaldo Jose Ferreira, Ana Flavia Zaghi, Andre Leonardo Venancio
  • Patent number: 9034489
    Abstract: A coating composition which imparts antifog, antireflective, easy-cleaning, and/or antistatic properties to substrates coated therewith. The coating compositions utilize nanoparticles funtionalized with amine groups and/or protected amine groups, and amine-reactive groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Naiyong Jing, Zhigang Yu, Xue-hua Chen, Bangwei Xi, Appuswamy Devasenapathi, Wei De Liu, George Van Dyke Tiers, Justin A. Riddle, Deivaraj Theivanayagam Chairman, Michelle L. Legatt, Cecil V. Francis
  • 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: 9012044
    Abstract: A process of forming optically clear conductive metal or metal alloy thin films is provided that includes depositing the metal or metal alloy film on a polycrystalline seed layer that has been deposited directly on a nucleation layer of metal oxide comprising zinc oxide. Also conductive films made by this process are provided. In some embodiments, the metal alloy thin films include silver/gold alloys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Clark I. Bright
  • Patent number: 8986841
    Abstract: A process for reinforcing a glass-ceramic article, into which a maximum tension is introduced beneath the surface of the glass-ceramic, advantageously in proximity to said surface. The invention also relates to an enamel that can be used for this reinforcement, this enamel being formed from a glass frit having the following composition, the proportions being expressed as weight percentages: SiO2 50-66% MgO 3-8% Na2O ?7-15% K2O 0-3% Li2O ?0-12% CaO ?0-10% BaO ?0-15% Al2O3 0-3% ZrO2 0-3% ZnO 0-5% B2O3 0-8% the sum of the alkaline-earth metal oxides CaO+BaO moreover being between 8 and 15%, and the sum of the alkali metal oxides Na2O+K2O+Li2O moreover being between 7 and 20%. The reinforced glass-ceramics obtained by the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Eurokera S.N.C.
    Inventors: Stephanie Pelletier, Marie-Helene Chopinet, Caroline Faillat, Marie-Helene Rouillon, Pablo Vilato
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8956689
    Abstract: A method for producing a ferroelectric thin film comprising: coating a composition for forming a ferroelectric thin film on a base electrode of a substrate having a substrate body and the base electrode that has crystal faces oriented in the (111) direction, calcining the coated composition, and subsequently performing firing the coated composition to crystallize the coated composition, and thereby forming a ferroelectric thin film on the base electrode, wherein the method includes formation of an orientation controlling layer by coating the composition on the base electrode, calcining the coated composition, and firing the coated composition, where an amount of the composition coated on the base electrode is controlled such that a thickness of the orientation controlling layer after crystallization is in a range of 35 nm to 150 nm, and thereby controlling the preferential crystal orientation of the orientation controlling layer in the (100) plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Materials Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiaki Watanabe, Hideaki Sakurai, Nobuyuki Soyama, Toshihiro Doi
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8951603
    Abstract: A method for producing a ferroelectric thin film comprising: coating a composition for forming a ferroelectric thin film on a base electrode of a substrate having a substrate body and the base electrode that has crystal daces oriented in the (111) direction, calcining the coated composition, and subsequently performing firing the coated composition to crystallize the coated composition, and thereby forming a ferroelectric thin film on the base electrode, wherein the method includes formation of an orientation controlling layer by coating the composition on the base electrode, calcining the coated composition, and firing the coated composition, where an amount of the composition coated on the base electrode is controlled such that a thickness of the orientation controlling layer after crystallization is in a range of 5 nm to 30 nm, and thereby controlling the preferential crystal orientation of the orientation controlling layer to be in the (110) plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Materials Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiaki Watanabe, Hideaki Sakurai, Nobuyuki Soyama, Toshihiro Doi
  • Patent number: 8951640
    Abstract: Disclosed is a covered member including a base material, a first intermediate layer that has a roughened surface and covers the base material, and a DLC film that covers the surface of the first intermediate layer. The first intermediate layer and the DLC film are formed in a state where the temperature of the base material is kept at 300° C. or lower. The surface of the first intermediate layer is roughened by collision of ions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: JTEKT Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Suzuki, Toshiyuki Saito, Kazuyoshi Yamakawa
  • Patent number: 8920866
    Abstract: A metal implant, in particular a dental implant, with a hydrophilic surface for at least partial insertion into a bone, and a method for the production of said implant are described. A particularly advantageous hydrophilic surface for improved osteointegration properties is made available if it is briefly treated, at least in some areas, in a weakly alkaline solution. These excellent osteointegration properties can be achieved in a method in which, optionally after a preceding mechanical surface modification by material removal and/or chemical surface modification, at least the areas exposed of this surface exposed to bone and/or soft tissue are chemically modified in an alkaline solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Thommen Medical AG
    Inventors: Falko Schlottig, Daniel Snetivy
  • Patent number: 8906509
    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 pigmented, solvent- or waterborne coating composition A to a substrate, (2) applying a coating layer B? from a pigmented coating composition B onto the substrate provided with coating layer A?, wherein the pigment content of coating composition A consists 90 to 100 wt. % of at least one aluminum flake pigment and 0 to 10 wt. % of at least one further pigment, which is selected in such a way that NIR-opaque coating layer A? exhibits low NIR absorption, wherein the pigment content of coating composition A comprises <90 wt. % of 10 to 80 nm thick aluminum flake pigments, wherein the pigment content of coating composition B consists 50 to 100 wt. % of at least one black pigment with low NIR absorption and 0 to 50 wt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Axalta Coating Systems IP Co., LLC
    Inventors: Gunter Richter, Karl-Friedrich Dossel
  • Patent number: 8871363
    Abstract: Provided is a resistor film comprising vanadium oxide as a main component, wherein metal-to-insulator transition is indicated in the vicinity of room temperature in temperature variations of electric resistance, there is no hysteresis in a resistance change in response to temperature variations or the temperature width is small at less than 1.5K even if there is hysteresis, and highly accurate measurement can be provided when used in a bolometer. Upon producing the resistor film comprising vanadium oxide as a main component by treating a coating film of an organovanadium compound via laser irradiation or the like, a crystalline phase and a noncrystalline (amorphous) phase are caused to coexist in the resistor film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
    Inventors: Tetsuo Tsuchiya, Masami Nishikawa, Tomohiko Nakajima, Toshiya Kumagai, Takaaki Manabe
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8865262
    Abstract: A process for producing multi-layer coatings in light metallic color shades and reducing UV transmission there-through comprising the successive steps of: (1) applying a 10 to 30 ?m thick base coat layer to a pre-coated substrate, (2) applying a clear coat layer onto the base coat layer, and (3) jointly curing the base coat and clear coat layers, wherein the base coat layer is applied from an unmodified water-borne metallic base coat having a ratio by weight of pigment to resin solids of 0.3:1 to 0.45:1, wherein the pigment content consists of 90% to 100% by weight of at least one non-leafing aluminum pigment with a platelet thickness over 100 to 500 nm and 0 to 10% by weight of at least one pigment different from aluminum pigments, wherein the pigment(s) different from aluminum pigments are selected in such a way that the multi-layer coating obtained exhibits a brightness L* (according to CIEL*a*b*, DIN 6174), of at least 80 units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Axalta Coating Systems IP Co., LLC
    Inventors: Marc Chilla, Michael Georgiadis, Volker Kegel, Gunter Richter
  • Patent number: 8858666
    Abstract: A coating for a cutting tool, which includes a plurality of mutually superposed layers, characterized in that the coating has an outer cover layer with a first layer portion of metallic aluminium or an aluminium alloy and a second layer portion arranged thereover of aluminium oxide or a mixed oxide which contains aluminium and at least one further metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Walter AG
    Inventor: Veit Schier
  • Publication number: 20140302337
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for manufacturing coated substrates by providing a substrate, providing at least one mineral material, providing a polysaccharide material comprising one or more polysaccharides, coating the substrate with the at least one mineral material, and coating the resulting pre-coat layer of mineral material with the gel comprising one or more polysaccharides, as well as the coated substrate obtained by this process and its use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Patrick A.C. Gane, Catherine Jean Ridgway, Michel Schenker
  • Patent number: 8840954
    Abstract: Provided is a transparent carbon nanotube (CNT) electrode comprising a net-like (i.e., net-shaped) CNT thin film and a method for preparing the same. More specifically, a transparent CNT electrode comprises a transparent substrate and a net-shaped CNT thin film formed on the transparent substrate, and a method for preparing a transparent CNT electrode, comprising forming a thin film using particulate materials and CNTs, and then removing the particulate materials to form a net-shaped CNT thin film. The transparent CNT electrode exhibits excellent electrical conductivity while maintaining high light transmittance. Therefore, the transparent CNT electrode can be widely used to fabricate a variety of electronic devices, including image sensors, solar cells, liquid crystal displays, organic electroluminescence (EL) displays, and touch screen panels, that have need of electrodes possessing both light transmission properties and conductive properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong Kee Yi, Seon Mi Yoon, Jae Young Choi, O Ok Park, Mun Ho Kim, Hong Kyoon Choi
  • Publication number: 20140261084
    Abstract: A pigment is disclosed wherein the pigment includes a platy substrate or uniform platy substrate coated with an odd number of layers of alternating layers of high or low refractive index material, wherein each layer has a refractive index that differs from adjacent layers by at least 0.2; and the pigment has from about 40 to about 100% reflectance of light having a wavelength of 280 nm to 400 nm. Processes for making and using the pigments are also disclosed. These pigments can find application in paints, plastics, cosmetics, glass, printing inks, and glazes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Steven Jones, Markus Rueckel, Thomas Servay, Stefan Dahmen, Geoffrey Johnson
  • Publication number: 20140272451
    Abstract: A metal matrix composite article that includes at least first and second regions, first and second reinforcement materials, a metal matrix composite material occupying the second region of the body and comprising a metal matrix material and the second reinforcement component, a preform positioned in the first region of the body and infiltrated by at least the metal matrix material of the metal matrix composite material. The article further includes a transition region located proximate an outer surface of the preform that includes a distribution of the second reinforcement component comprising a density increasing according to a second gradient in a direction toward the outer surface of the preform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Adam R. Loukus, Josh E. Loukus
  • Patent number: 8835008
    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 pigmented, solvent- or waterborne coating composition A to a substrate, (2) applying a coating layer B? from a pigmented coating composition B onto the substrate provided with coating layer A?, wherein the pigment content of coating composition A consists 90 to 100 wt. % of at least one 10 to 80 nm thick aluminum flake pigment and 0 to 10 wt. % of at least one further pigment, which is selected in such a way that NIR-opaque coating layer A? exhibits low NIR absorption, wherein the pigment content of coating composition B consists 50 to 100 wt. % of at least one black pigment with low NIR absorption and 0 to 50 wt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Axalta Coating Systems IP Co., LLC
    Inventors: Gunter Richter, Karl-Friedrich Dossel
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8801817
    Abstract: A surface-coated cutting tool according to the present invention includes a base material and a coating film formed on the base material. The coating film includes at least one TiCN layer. The TiCN layer has a columnar crystal region. The columnar crystal region is characterized by having a composition of TiCxNy (in which 0.65?x/(x+y)?0.90) and having a (422) plane having a plane spacing of 0.8765 ? to 0.8790 ?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Hardmetal Corp.
    Inventors: Anongsack Paseuth, Yoshio Okada, Hideaki Kanaoka, Chikako Kojima, Erika Iwai
  • Patent number: 8795767
    Abstract: Luminescent materials and the use of such materials in anti-counterfeiting, inventory, photovoltaic, and other applications are described herein. In one embodiment, a method of forming a luminescent material includes: (1) providing a source of A and X, wherein A is selected from at least one of elements of Group 1, and X is selected from at least one of elements of Group 17; (2) providing a source of B, wherein B is selected from at least one of elements of Group 14; (3) subjecting the source of A and X and the source of B to vacuum deposition to form a set of films adjacent to a substrate; and (4) heating the set of films to a temperature in the range of 120° C. to 350° C. to form a luminescent material adjacent to the substrate, wherein the luminescent material includes A, B, and X.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: OMNIPV, Inc.
    Inventors: William M. Pfenninger, Nemanja Vockic, John Kenney
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8771790
    Abstract: A method of reducing magnetite formation in the bore of a pipe including the steps of selecting a pipe with a pre-existing oxide layer on its inner bore surface and coating the pre-existing oxide layer with an oxidation resistant metal to thereby reduce magnetite formation in the bore of the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventor: Michael John de Vink
  • Publication number: 20140186638
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of coating a brake hose fitting. The method includes plating a brake hose fitting with a zinc-nickel (Zn—Ni) alloy including about 6˜12 wt % of nickel (Ni). The method further includes post-treating the plated brake hose fitting with a silicon (Si) solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicants: KIA MOTORS CORPORATION, HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Gyu Man Sim, Min Su Choi
  • Publication number: 20140170323
    Abstract: A method of carrying out post-treatment to a sprayed coating includes spraying aluminum-containing material onto a surface of a steel for forming a sprayed coating on the steel, and coating electrolytic aqueous solution or water base paint containing electrolytic aqueous solution therein onto the sprayed coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicants: FUJIGIKEN CO., LTD., WEST NIPPON EXPRESSWAY COMPANY LIMITED, FUJI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichi YAMADA, Keisuke FUJIKAWA, Masanobu SUGIMOTO
  • Patent number: 8741428
    Abstract: A surface-coated cutting tool according to the present invention includes a base material and a coating film formed on the base material. The coating film includes at least one TiCN layer. The TiCN layer has a columnar crystal region. The columnar crystal region is characterized by having a composition of TiCxNy(in which 0.65?x/(x+y)?0.90), having a (422) plane having a plane spacing of 0.8765 ? to 0.8790 ? and having TC (220) showing a maximum value in an orientation index TC (hkl).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Hardmetal Corp.
    Inventors: Anongsack Paseuth, Yoshio Okada, Chikako Kojima, Hideaki Kanaoka, Erika Iwai, Hiroyuki Morimoto
  • Publication number: 20140141191
    Abstract: An encapsulation material is described that prevents moisture or oily substances from penetrating into a protected region or device. The encapsulation material includes alternating layers of a hydrophobic and oleophobic first layer and a hydrophilic second layer. The second hydrophilic layer traps water molecules, preventing them from migrating. By alternating hydrophobic/oleophobic layers with hydrophilic layers (including hydrophobic layers having a thickness of approximately that of a water molecule or a hydroxyl ion), the encapsulation material forms multiple, finite energetic wells at the hydrophilic layers. These potential wells confine water molecules, oxygen molecules, and hydroxyl ions preventing migration of through the encapsulation material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Veeco ALD Inc.
    Inventor: Sang In Lee
  • Publication number: 20140120315
    Abstract: A multi-layer thin film laminate comprises a dyad layer including a barrier layer and a decoupling layer formed over a substrate. The barrier layer comprises a hermetic glass material selected from the group consisting of tin fluorophosphate glasses, tungsten-doped tin fluorophosphate glasses, chalcogenide glasses, tellurite glasses, borate glasses and phosphate glasses and the decoupling layer comprises a polymer material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventors: Bruce Gardiner Aitken, Chong Pyung An, Shari Elizabeth Koval, Mark Alejandro Quesada
  • Publication number: 20140113077
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a composite cloth has steps of: preparing a work-in-process composite cloth, surface treating the work-in-process composite cloth, and coating the work-in-process composite cloth with a non-shielding metallized layer. In the step of preparing a work-in-process composite cloth, a work-in-process composite cloth allowing electromagnetic waves to pass through is prepared. In the step of surface treating the work-in-process composite cloth, a surface of the work-in-process composite cloth is coupling-processed, and then is dried. In the step of coating the work-in-process composite cloth with a non-shielding metallized layer, the surface of the work-in-process composite cloth is coated with a non-shielding metallized layer whose thickness ranges from 10 ? (angstrom) to 100 ? (angstrom). Accordingly, a boring step and a patching step are spared.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: KAI-HSI TSENG
  • Patent number: 8703245
    Abstract: A coated metal substrate has at least one layer of titanium based hard material alloyed with at least one alloying element selected from the list of chromium, vanadium and silicon. The total quantity of alloying elements is between 1% and 50% of the metal content, the layer having a general formula of: (Ti100-a-b-cCraVbSic)CxNyOz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignees: Iscar, Ltd., Ionbond AG
    Inventors: Albir Layyous, Yehezkeal Landau, Hristo Strakov, Renato Bonetti
  • Patent number: 8697280
    Abstract: An electrode active material, a method of preparing the electrode active material, an electrode including the electrode active material, and a lithium secondary battery including the electrode; the electrode active material comprising a core active material; and a coating layer formed on a surface of the core active material, wherein the coating layer comprises a composition including a compound represented by Formula 1 below and a carbonaceous material, or a first coating layer including a carbonaceous material and a second coating layer including the compound represented by Formula 1 below: LixMy(PO4)z,??Formula 1 where M is selected from the group consisting of alkali metal, alkaline earth metal, a group 13 element, a group 14 element, a transition metal, a rare earth element, and combinations thereof; 1?x?3, 0?y?3, and 1?z?3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang-kook Mah, Gue-sung Kim
  • Patent number: 8668953
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a disk for a magnetic storage device is provided. The method comprises electroless plating a coating layer over a substrate to produce the disk, the coating layer forming an exterior surface of coating over the substrate, and annealing the coating layer using a heating source, wherein heat radiating from the heating source is directionally focused onto the exterior surface before the exterior surface is polished.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: WD Media, LLC
    Inventor: Dorothea Buechel-Rimmel
  • Patent number: 8658255
    Abstract: Methods of making components having calcium magnesium aluminosilicate (CMAS) mitigation capability involving providing a component; applying an environmental barrier coating to the component, the environmental barrier coating having a separate CMAS mitigation layer including a CMAS mitigation composition selected from rare earth elements, rare earth oxides, zirconia, hafnia partially or fully stabilized with alkaline earth or rare earth elements, zirconia partially or fully stabilized with alkaline earth or rare earth elements, magnesium oxide, cordierite, aluminum phosphate, magnesium silicate, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Glen Harold Kirby, Brett Allen Boutwell, Ming Fu, Bangalore Aswatha Nagaraj, Brian Thomas Hazel
  • Publication number: 20140050930
    Abstract: An environmental barrier coating system, a method of application and an article formed thereby suitable for reducing creep by incorporation of doping materials in grain boundaries of a bond coat layer to inhibit creep displacement of the EBC system when subjected to shear loading at elevated temperatures. The EBC system includes the bond coat layer on a silicon-containing substrate and at least one ceramic layer on the bond coat layer. The bond coat layer includes silicon and at least one doping material that includes a creep-resistant element. The doping material is located at grain boundaries within the bond coat layer in sufficient size and quantity to improve the creep resistance of the bond coat layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Rupak Das, Robert Alan Brittingham
  • Patent number: 8652625
    Abstract: A transparent gas barrier film comprising a substrate having thereon a gas barrier layer comprising at least a low density layer and a high density layer, wherein one or more intermediate density layers are sandwiched between the low density layer and the high density layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Fukuda, Toshio Tsuji, Chikao Mamiya, Hiroaki Arita
  • Patent number: 8652345
    Abstract: A method of forming a patterned substrate is provided. The method includes providing a substrate (300) having a structured surface region comprising one or more recessed features (310). The method includes disposing a first liquid (325) onto at least a portion of the structured surface region. The method includes contacting the first liquid with a second liquid (330). The method includes displacing the first liquid with the second liquid from at least a portion (315) of the structured surface region. The first liquid is selectively located in at least a portion of the one or more recessed features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Cristin E. Moran, Matthew H. Frey, Matthew S. Stay, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky
  • Patent number: 8623526
    Abstract: Disclosed are a gradient bioceramic coating comprising a rare earth oxide, a broadband laser method for preparing the bioceramic coating, and the use of the bioceramic coating in the field of medical materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Guizhou University
    Inventors: Qibin Liu, Wenfei Li, Ling Wu
  • Publication number: 20140004340
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a coating composition that comprises a composite structure with a body of polysaccharide, into which carbonate has been precipitated. The invention also relates to a coated paper or board product, onto which the said composition has been spread on one or both sides into one or more layers; as well as to paint that is formed of the coating composition according to the invention, or that contains the said composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventor: Nordkalk OY AB
  • Patent number: 8609201
    Abstract: An infrared energy oxidizing and/or curing process includes an infrared oxidation zone having an infrared energy source operable to emit infrared energy that oxidizes a conductive thin film deposited or established on a glass substrate to establish a light transmissive or transparent conductive thin film for manufacturing of a touch panel. Optionally, the infrared energy curing process provides an in-line infrared energy curing process that oxidizes the conductive thin film on the glass substrate as the glass substrate is moved past the infrared energy source. Optionally, the infrared energy curing process bonds a thick film silver frit electrode pattern to the conductively coated glass substrate. Optionally, the infrared energy curing process reduces the transparent conductive thin film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: TPK Touch Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Catherine A. Getz
  • Publication number: 20130323518
    Abstract: A coating process, a coating, and a coated component are disclosed. The coating process includes providing a MCrAlY substrate, applying a thermal barrier coating to the MCrAlY substrate, applying a flash layer to the thermal barrier coating, the flash layer including an inert ceramic, applying a reaction product deposition onto the thermal barrier coating, the reaction product deposition including reaction products selected from the group consisting of a magnesium oxide compound, a magnesium orthovanadate compound, a magnesium vanadate compound, a magnesium pyrovanadate compound, a magnesium sulfate compound, and combinations thereof. The reaction products are by-products of a doped fuel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Surinder Singh PABLA, Gilbert Otto KRAEMER, Richard Todd EVERHART, William Francis CARNELL, JR.
  • 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