Oxide-containing Coating Patents (Class 427/419.2)
  • Patent number: 10434498
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a cerium-containing nano-coating composition, the composition including an amorphous matrix including one or more of cerium oxide, cerium hydroxide, and cerium phosphate; and crystalline regions including one or more of crystalline cerium oxide, crystalline cerium hydroxide, and crystalline cerium phosphate. The diameter of each crystalline region is less than about 50 nanometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: THE CURATORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI
    Inventors: Matthew J. O'Keefe, Carlos E. Castano Londono, William G. Fahrenholtz
  • Patent number: 10301723
    Abstract: A turbine engine part includes at least a substrate, and present on the substrate, a ceramic coating for protection against calcium and magnesium aluminosilicates, the ceramic coating including Al2O3 at a molar content lying in the range 33% to 49%, Y3Al5O12 at a molar content lying in the range 21% to 53%, and yttria-stabilized zirconia at a molar content lying in the range 13% to 31%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: SAFRAN
    Inventors: Michael Podgorski, Patrice Berthod, Stéphane Mathieu, Léo Portebois, Michel Vilasi
  • Patent number: 9498751
    Abstract: Disclosed are, inter alia, methods of forming coated substrates for use in catalytic converters, as well as washcoat compositions and methods suitable for using in preparation of the coated substrates, and the coated substrates formed thereby. The catalytic material is prepared by a plasma-based method, yielding catalytic material with a lower tendency to migrate on support at high temperatures, and thus less prone to catalyst aging after prolonged use. Also disclosed are catalytic converters using the coated substrates, which have favorable properties as compared to catalytic converters using catalysts deposited on substrates using solution chemistry. Also disclosed are exhaust treatment systems, and vehicles, such as diesel vehicles, particularly light-duty diesel vehicles, using catalytic converters and exhaust treatment systems using the coated substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: SDCmaterials, Inc.
    Inventors: Qinghua Yin, Xiwang Qi, Maximilian A. Biberger, Jayashir Sarkar
  • Patent number: 9121295
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for manufacturing a thermal barrier protection covering a superalloy metal substrate and comprising at least one metal sublayer (13) and a ceramic layer (14) based on zirconia stabilized with yttrium having a column structure defining pores. The following steps are applied: impregnation of a portion of the pores of the ceramic layer (14) with a sol based on zirconia is achieved via a sol-gel route and this in order to form an anchoring sublayer (22), on said ceramic layer topped with said anchoring sub-layer (22), a continuous protective layer (20) based on oxide, is formed via a sol-gel route, and a heat treatment is carried out, whereby an outer protection layer is formed against the attack of the thermal barrier (11) by CMASes. Application to the protection of aeronautical protection parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignees: SNECMA, CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE, UNIVERSITE PAUL SABATIER-TOULOUSE III
    Inventors: Justine Menuey, Florence Ansart, Jean-Pierre Bonino, Justine Fenech, Celine Viazzi
  • Publication number: 20150140316
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a protective coating for a low index material, and a process for preparing a protected low index material. The protective coating partially penetrates the pores of a low index material, providing a seal protecting the pores, and can strengthen the construction by forming a gradient in properties of the protected low index material. The present disclosure further provides a diffusing low index optical element having a protected low index material and a diffusing layer disposed on the low index material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Michael L. Steiner, William D. Coggio, Thomas J. Ludemann, Emilie L. Rexeisen, William R. Dudley, Steven J. McMan, Michael L. Ruegsegger
  • Publication number: 20150140340
    Abstract: This invention discloses a new process of preparing highly reflective coatings with thermal resistance on substrates of metals. The thermal resistant coating layers include a minor-like coating with high reflectivity and a transparent protective coating, which are coated on metallic substrates with surfaces pre-treated by anodizing or thermal resistant primers (base coating layers).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Jianying MIAO, Wei LI, Shing Hang NG
  • 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
  • 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: 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: 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: 8986814
    Abstract: Surfaces having a hierarchical structure—having features of both microscale and nanoscale dimensions—can exhibit superhydrophobic properties and advantageous condensation and heat transfer properties. The hierarchical surfaces can be fabricated using biological nanostructures, such as viruses as a self-assembled nanoscale template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignees: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Maryland, College Park
    Inventors: Evelyn N. Wang, Matthew McCarthy, Ryan Enright, James N. Culver, Konstantinos Gerasopoulos, Reza Ghodssi
  • Patent number: 8986841
    Abstract: A process for reinforcing a glass-ceramic article, into which a maximum tension is introduced beneath the surface of the glass-ceramic, advantageously in proximity to said surface. The invention also relates to an enamel that can be used for this reinforcement, this enamel being formed from a glass frit having the following composition, the proportions being expressed as weight percentages: SiO2 50-66% MgO 3-8% Na2O ?7-15% K2O 0-3% Li2O ?0-12% CaO ?0-10% BaO ?0-15% Al2O3 0-3% ZrO2 0-3% ZnO 0-5% B2O3 0-8% the sum of the alkaline-earth metal oxides CaO+BaO moreover being between 8 and 15%, and the sum of the alkali metal oxides Na2O+K2O+Li2O moreover being between 7 and 20%. The reinforced glass-ceramics obtained by the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Eurokera S.N.C.
    Inventors: Stephanie Pelletier, Marie-Helene Chopinet, Caroline Faillat, Marie-Helene Rouillon, Pablo Vilato
  • Publication number: 20150079298
    Abstract: Coating a metallic surface with at least one of a pretreatment composition prior to organic coating, with a passivation composition without intent for subsequent organic coating, with a pretreatment primer composition, with a primer composition, with a paint composition and with an electrocoating composition, wherein the coating composition includes particles on a base of at least one layered double hydroxide (LDH) phase characterized by the general formula [M2+(1±0.5)?x(M3+,M4+)x(OH)2±0.75]An?x/n.mH2O.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Mario Ferreira, Mikhail Zheludkevich, Joáo Tedim, Valérie Gandubert, Thomas Schmidt-Hansberg, Theo Hack, Sonja Nixon, Dominik Raps, Diana Becker, Sven Schröder
  • Publication number: 20150068188
    Abstract: A turbine engine, an engine structure, and a method of forming an engine structure are provided herein. In an embodiment, an engine structure includes a metal substrate, a thermal barrier coating layer, and a metal silicate protective layer. The thermal barrier coating layer overlies the metal substrate, and the thermal barrier coating layer has columnar grains with gaps defined between the columnar grains. The metal silicate protective layer is formed over the thermal barrier coating layer, and the metal silicate protective layer covers the columnar grains and the gaps between the columnar grains.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Vladimir K. Tolpygo, Wil Baker
  • 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: 8961682
    Abstract: Hydrophilic coating compositions and methods to make and use the compositions are disclosed. The compositions include a photocatalytic pigment material made up of an inorganic pigment and a monomeric anti-oxidants and free radical scavenger that is contacted to the surface of the inorganic pigment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventors: William Brenden Carlson, Angele Sjong, Feng Wan, Timothy Londergan
  • Publication number: 20150050518
    Abstract: A method to inhibit corrosion of a substrate. The method includes the steps of contacting a metallic substrate with an aqueous solution comprising permanganate ions and silicate ions, for a time and a temperature sufficient to deposit a corrosion-inhibiting coating on the metallic substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: Sanchem, Inc.
    Inventor: John W. Bibber
  • Patent number: 8956734
    Abstract: Provided is a black resin steel plate having superior drawing ability and glossiness and particularly to a black resin steel plate in which the coefficient of friction of a black resin film is adjusted so as to block the transfer of a resin layer due to a reduction in thickness of the resin layer, thereby improving blackness and drawing ability, and to a method of manufacturing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Posco
    Inventors: Yon Kyun Song, Chang Hoon Choi, Yeon Ho Kim, Jae Dong Cho
  • Publication number: 20150044442
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a flexible substrate comprises the steps of: providing a supporting plate; coating a first flexible layer on a side of the supporting plate; forming a barrier layer on the first flexible layer at its side opposite to the supporting plate, the barrier layer comprises multiple films stacked on top of one another; and coating a second flexible layer on the barrier layer at its side opposite to the first flexible layer, the barrier layer is coated by the first and second flexible layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Tianwang Huang, Chienlin Wu
  • Publication number: 20150030778
    Abstract: To provide a process for producing a glass substrate provided with an inorganic fine particle-containing silicon oxide film, wherein inorganic fine particles having a desired particle size may be used depending on intended optical properties, and the range of selection of the inorganic fine particles is wide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Yuichi Kuwahara, Yusuke Mori, Keisuke Abe, Takashige Yoneda
  • Patent number: 8940145
    Abstract: A supercapacitor electrode mechanism comprising an electrically conductive, porous substrate, having one or more metallic oxides deposited on a first surface and a chemically reduced graphene oxide deposited on a second surface, to thereby provide an electrical double layer associated with the substrate. The substrate may be carbon paper or a similar substance. The layers of the supercapacitor are optionally rolled into an approximately cylindrical structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)
    Inventors: Bin Chen, Meyya Meyyappan
  • Publication number: 20140377660
    Abstract: Provided is a lithium composite oxide having a uniform and suitable particle size and high specific surface area due to a hollow structure that can be produced on an industrial scale. A nickel composite hydroxide as a raw material thereof is obtained controlling the particle size distribution of the nickel composite hydroxide, the nickel composite hydroxide having a structure comprising a center section that comprises minute primary particles, and an outer-shell section that exists on the outside of the center section and comprises plate shaped primary particles that are larger than the primary particles of the center section, by a nucleation process and a particle growth process that are separated by controlling the pH during crystallization, and by controlling the reaction atmosphere in each process and the manganese content in a metal compound that is supplied in each process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Atsushi Fukui, Hiroyuki Toya
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8883252
    Abstract: Coated article having antireflective property together with self cleaning, moisture resistance and antimicrobial properties can be prepared with a topmost layer of titanium oxide on an antireflective layer, which can be formed by a sol-gel process. The antireflective layer can comprise a porosity forming agent, or an alkyltrialkoxysilane-based binder. The antireflective coating can comprise silica and titania components, with pores to achieve low index of refraction and titania to achieve self-cleaning and antimicrobial properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Intermolecular, Inc.
    Inventor: Nikhil D. Kalyankar
  • 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: 8859052
    Abstract: Methods of making components having calcium magnesium aluminosilicate (CMAS) mitigation capability include providing a component, applying an environmental barrier coating to the component, where the environmental barrier coating includes a CMAS mitigation composition selected from the group consisting of zinc aluminate spinel, alkaline earth zirconates, alkaline earth hafnates, rare earth gallates, beryl, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Glen Harold Kirby, Brett Allen Boutwell, John Frederick Ackerman
  • Patent number: 8855270
    Abstract: An x-ray tube includes a frame enclosing a high vacuum, a cathode positioned within the enclosure, a bearing assembly a stationary component comprised of a first base substrate, the first base substrate having a first surface, a rotatable component comprised of a second base substrate, the second base substrate having a second surface, wherein the rotatable component is positioned proximate the stationary component such that a gap is formed between the first surface and the second surface, a liquid metal positioned within the gap, and an antiwetting coating attached to at least one of the first surface and the second surface, the coating includes titanium nitride attached to the at least one of the first surface and the second surface, and an oxide of titanium attached to the titanium nitride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Donald Robert Allen, Michael John Danyluk
  • 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: 20140272467
    Abstract: A process of forming a calcium-magnesium-aluminosilicate (CMAS) penetration resistant coating, and a CMAS penetration resistant coating are disclosed. The process includes providing a thermal barrier coating having a dopant, and exposing the thermal barrier coating to calcium-magnesium-aluminosilicate and gas turbine operating conditions. The exposing forming a calcium-magnesium-aluminosilicate penetration resistant layer. The coating includes a thermal barrier coating composition comprising a dopant selected from the group consisting of rare earth elements, non-rare earth element solutes, and combinations thereof. Additional or alternatively, the coating includes a thermal barrier coating and an impermeable barrier layer or a washable sacrificial layer positioned on an outer surface of the thermal barrier coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Jon Conrad SCHAEFFER, Surinder Singh PABLA, Paul Stephen DIMASCIO, Krishnamurthy ANAND, Joshua Lee MARGOLIES, Padmaja PARAKALA
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 8765221
    Abstract: A film forming method includes a step of arranging a wafer, on which an insulating film is formed, in a processing chamber of a film forming apparatus and a surface modification step of supplying a compound gas containing silicon atoms and an OH group-donating gas into the processing chamber so that Si—OH groups are formed on the surface of the insulating film. The film forming method further includes a film forming step of supplying a film forming gas containing a manganese-containing material into the processing chamber so that a manganese-containing film is formed on the surface of the insulating film on which the Si—OH groups have been formed through a CVD method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Hidenori Miyoshi, Hitoshi Itoh, Hiroshi Sato
  • Publication number: 20140178694
    Abstract: A method for coating a building panel (1, 1?), including applying a first coating fluid including an organic binder on a surface (11) of the building panel (1, 1?) to obtain at least one coating layer (13), and applying barrier components and photocatalytic particles, preferably TiO2, on said at least one coating layer (13). Also, such a building panel (1, 1?).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: VALINGE PHOTOCATALYTIC AB
    Inventors: THEIS REENBERG, HENRIK JENSEN, GORAN ZIEGLER
  • Patent number: 8752594
    Abstract: A custom color paint or stain tinting system employs at least one light-colored non-infrared-absorptive base paint or stain packaged in a point-of-sale container and an array of colorants including an infrared-absorptive black liquid colorant, a non-infrared-absorptive black liquid colorant, and one or more additional liquid colorants made with non-infrared-absorptive pigments. The infrared-absorptive black liquid colorant or non-infrared-absorptive black liquid colorant may respectively be used to make custom-tinted interior or exterior paints and stains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew S. Gebhard, Sanford Lee Hertz
  • Patent number: 8746291
    Abstract: A custom color paint or stain tinting system employs a dark-colored non-infrared-absorptive liquid base paint or stain and a point-of-sale array of concentrated liquid colorants which when dispensed into the base paint or stain provide custom-tinted non-infrared-absorptive paints or stains in lightened shades and a variety of tints. Dark custom-tinted paints or stains are tinted lighter from a dark-colored base, not darker from a white or light colored base as is done in conventional point-of-sale systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: Sanford Lee Hertz, Matthew S. Gebhard
  • Patent number: 8740007
    Abstract: A cooking utensil and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. The cooking utensil includes a cooking body, a first metal-ceramic composite layer having an electromagnetic property and a second metal-ceramic composite layer having a heat conductive property. The cooking body has an external bottom surface. The first metal-ceramic composite layer is disposed on the external bottom surface of the cooking body. The second metal-ceramic composite layer is disposed on the first metal-ceramic composite layer. The cooking utensil is suitable for both an induction cooker and a gas burner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Ming-Sheng Leu, Wu-Han Liu, Wei-Tien Hsiao, Chang-Chih Hsu, Mao-Shin Liu, Zhong-Ren Wu
  • Patent number: 8741445
    Abstract: Provided is an aluminum or aluminum alloy material having a surface treatment coating film on a surface of a substrate formed by an aluminum or aluminum alloy. The aluminum or aluminum alloy material has: a substrate formed by an aluminum or aluminum alloy; and a first protective layer and a second protective layer in the order on a surface of the substrate, wherein the first protective layer is a conversion coating film including vanadium and at least one or more types of metals selected from titanium, zirconium, and hafnium, the second protective layer is an organic coating film having a composition that includes (1) a chitosan derivative and a solubilizing agent, (2) a modified polyvinyl alcohol formed by graft polymerization of a hydrophilic polymer to a side chain of polyvinyl alcohol, and (3) a water-soluble crosslinking agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignees: Nihon Parkerizing Co., Ltd., Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Hirokatsu Bannai, Yoshiyuki Okamoto, Kenji Nakamura, Takayuki Hirose, Osamu Kasebe, Shin Nishiya, Kengo Kobayashi
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8703294
    Abstract: The present invention provides a functionally graded bioactive glass/ceramic composite structure or bioactive glass/ceramic/bioactive glass sandwich structure for use in such applications as damage resistant, ceramic dental implants, immediate tooth replacement, endodontic posts, orthopedic prostheses, orthopedic stems, bone substitutes, bone screws, plates, and anchors, nonunion defects repair, alveolar ridge augmentation, missing small bone parts (e.g. fingers, toes, etc), maxilla facial reconstruction, spinal fusion, and scaffolds for bone regeneration, comprising a residual bioactive glass or glass-ceramic layer at all accessible surfaces, followed by an underlying graded glass-ceramic layer, and then an dense interior ceramic. Further, the invention provides methods for making the same structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: New York University
    Inventors: Yu Zhang, Racquel Legeros, Jae-Won Kim
  • Publication number: 20140065408
    Abstract: A component for a gas turbine engine according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure can include a substrate, a thermal barrier coating deposited on at least a portion of the substrate, and an outer layer deposited on at least a portion of the thermal barrier coating. The outer layer can include a material that is reactive with an environmental contaminant that comes into contact with the outer layer to alter a microstructure of the outer layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Christopher W. Strock, Michael Maloney, David A. Litton, Benjamin Joseph Zimmerman, Brian T. Hazel
  • Publication number: 20140065438
    Abstract: A coating including a CMAS-resistant layer with a rare earth oxide. The CMAS-resistant layer is essentially free of zirconia and hafnia, and may further include at least one of alumina, silica, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventor: Kang N. Lee
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8650753
    Abstract: A seal (48) between a compressor rotor blade (26) and compressor casing (28) comprises an abradable structure (59) on the compressor casing (28). The abradable structure (59) comprises a metallic foam (60) having pores (66, 68). The metallic foam (60) has a first a region (62) and a second region (64). The first region (62) of the metallic foam (60) is arranged adjacent to the compressor casing (28) and the second region (64) of the metallic foam (60) is spaced from the compressor casing (28) by the first region (62) of the metallic foam (60). The pores (68) of the second region (64) of the metallic foam (60) contain an abradable material (70) and the pores (66) of the first region (62) of the metallic foam (60) do not contain an abradable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce, PLC
    Inventors: Christopher Sellars, Glen Pattinson, John T Gent
  • 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: 8647750
    Abstract: Wood products, specifically wood commonly used in construction including dimension lumber, pressure treated pine, composite wood materials such as plywood, particle board, and wafer board, and samples of paper and fabric were variously treated with concentrations of sodium silicate (Na2O.SiO2) also known as water glass. Cellulosic materials including dimension lumber, plywood, particle board, wafer board, paper, and fabric were treated with sodium silicate (Na2O.SiO2) in concentrations ranging from 400-0.04 g Na2O.SiO2/kg water. To overcome the disadvantages of sodium silicate, sodium silicate treated samples were further treated to convert the water soluble sodium silicate to a water insoluble form, thereby overcoming the disadvantages of water solubility, and rendering the material effective for internal and external uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Inventors: K. M. Slimak, Robert A. Slimak
  • 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