Boride, Carbide, Nitride, Phosphide, Silicide, Or Sulfide-containing Coating Patents (Class 427/419.7)
  • Publication number: 20150139581
    Abstract: A bearing cage, including: a body fabricated of phenolic material and having an outer circumferential surface and an inner circumferential surface; and a coating of molybdenum disulfide or polytetrafluoroethylene adhered to the outer circumferential surface or the inner circumferential surface. A method of manufacturing a bearing cage, including: fabricating a body from phenolic material, the body including an outer circumferential surface and an inner circumferential surface connecting first and second sides; and adhering a coating of molybdenum disulfide or polytetrafluoroethylene to the inner or outer circumferential surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: William Moratz
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150064406
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a fluoride spray coating covered member in which a fluoride spray coating firmly adheres by coating carbide cermet to a surface of a substrate and interposing it, and to propose a method therefor. [Solution] A fluoride spray coating is formed in such a manner that an undercoat layer of carbide cermet, which covers a substrate in a film-shaped manner while a tip portion of carbide cermet particles is embedded in the substrate, or a primer part of carbide cermet, is formed by blowing a carbide cermet material at a high velocity by using a spray gun to a surface of the substrate, and after that, a fluoride particle is sprayed thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Yoshio Harada, Kenichiro Togoe
  • Publication number: 20140376349
    Abstract: Devices that include a near field transducer (NFT), the NFT having a disc and a peg, and the peg having five surfaces thereof; and at least one adhesion layer positioned on at least one of the five surfaces of the peg, the adhesion layer including one or more of the following: rhenium, osmium, iridium, platinum, hafnium, ruthenium, technetium, rhodium, palladium, beryllium, aluminum, manganese, indium, boron, and combinations thereof beryllium oxide, silicon oxide, iron oxide, zirconium oxide, manganese oxide, cadmium oxide, magnesium oxide, hafnium oxide, and combinations thereof tantalum carbide, uranium carbide, hafnium carbide, zirconium carbide, scandium carbide, manganese carbide, iron carbide, niobium carbide, technetium carbide, rhenium carbide, and combinations thereof chromium nitride, boron nitride, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Yuhang Cheng, Tong Zhao, Michael C. Kautzky, Ed F. Rejda, Kurt W. Wierman, Scott Franzen, Andrew J. Boyne, Michael Allen Seigler, Sethuraman Jayashankar
  • Publication number: 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140272393
    Abstract: A method, system and apparatus are disclosed for providing an anti-fret coating system to a component having a wear surface. The method includes applying a dry film lubrication system to a basecoat having a copper based material positioned on a substrate, wherein the dry film lubrication system includes: applying at least one intermediate coating layer having a calcium fluoride and barium fluoride material in a silicone binder over the basecoat; and applying a top coat layer having a molybdenum disulfide material over the at least one intermediate coating layer. The method can further include removing an existing intermediate coating layer and an existing top coat layer before said applying the dry film lubrication system; removing an existing top coat layer before said applying the dry film lubrication system; and removing an existing basecoat and applying another basecoat having a copper based material before said applying the dry film lubrication system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Subhash K. Naik
  • Publication number: 20140272344
    Abstract: An article includes a substrate and a coating provided on a surface of the substrate. The coating includes at least one metal silicide layer consisting essentially of MoSi2 or WSi2 or (Mo, W)Si2 or a platinum group metal silicide and at least one layer consisting essentially of Si3N4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Julin Wan, Milivoj Konstantin Brun, Peter Joel Meschter, Reza Sarrafi-Nour, Don Mark Lipkin
  • Publication number: 20140251976
    Abstract: Disclosed are a hot plate and a method of manufacturing the same. The method includes the steps of preparing a first barrier layer, laminating a first heat transfer layer on the first barrier layer, and laminating a second barrier layer on the first heat transfer layer. The first barrier layer or the second barrier layer includes a plurality of first sub-nano-barrier layers and a plurality of second sub-nano-barrier layers. The hot plate includes a first barrier layer, a first heat transfer layer on the first barrier layer, and a second barrier layer on the first heat transfer layer. The first barrier layer or the second barrier layer includes a plurality of first sub-nano-barrier layers and a plurality of second sub-nano-barrier layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ick Chan KIM, Moo Seong KIM
  • Publication number: 20140217677
    Abstract: Exemplary piston rings are disclosed, comprising a base portion formed of a metallic material, and an outer contact surface extending between opposing side faces of the piston ring. The piston ring may include a coating layer applied to the outer contact surface, with the coating layer including an inner layer and an outer layer. Exemplary methods of making a piston ring are also disclosed, comprising providing a base portion formed of a metallic material, applying an inner layer to an outer surface of the base portion, and applying an outer layer on top of the inner layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Mahle International GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Smith, Jason Bieneman
  • 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: 8790754
    Abstract: A method of preparing a metal nitride and/or metal oxynitride particulate material includes heating a stoichiometric mixture of a metal compound and urea at a temperature of about 400-1000° C. for a predetermined time period in the presence of argon, nitrogen, or both. The particulate material produced includes nanoparticles, nanotubes, microparticles, powder, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Materials Modification, Inc.
    Inventors: Krishnaswamy Kasthuri Rangan, Cheryl Renee Verdecchio, Ramachandran Radhakrishnan, Tirumalai Srinivas Sudarshan
  • Publication number: 20140178637
    Abstract: Provided are low friction coatings with improved abrasion, wear resistance and methods of making such coatings. In one form, the coating includes: i) an under layer selected from the group consisting of CrN, TiN, TiAlN, TiAlVN, TiAlVCN, TiSiN, TiSiCN, TiAlSiN and combinations thereof, wherein the under layer ranges in thickness from 0.1 to 100 ?m, ii) an adhesion promoting layer selected from the group consisting of Cr, Ti, Si, W, CrC, TiC, SiC, WC, and combinations thereof, wherein the adhesion promoting layer ranges in thickness from 0.1 to 50 ?m and is contiguous with a surface of the under layer, and iii) a functional layer selected from the group consisting of a fullerene based composite, a diamond based material, diamond-like-carbon and combinations thereof, wherein the functional layer ranges from 0.1 to 50 ?m and is contiguous with a surface of the adhesion promoting layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY
    Inventors: Srinivasan Rajagopalan, Tabassumul Haque, Mehmet Deniz Ertas, Adnan Ozekcin, HyunWoo Jin, Bo Zhao
  • Patent number: 8741111
    Abstract: A coated article includes a substrate, and a plurality of aluminum nitride layers and a plurality of titanium boride layers formed on the substrate. Each aluminum nitride layer interleaves with one titanium boride layer. One of the aluminum nitride layers is directly formed on the substrate. A method for making the coated article is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wen-Rong Chen, Huann-Wu Chiang, Cheng-Shi Chen, Cong Li
  • Patent number: 8722180
    Abstract: A coated article includes a substrate, and a plurality of molybdenum layers and a plurality of titanium-aluminum-nitrogen layers formed on the substrate. Each molybdenum layer interleaves with one titanium-aluminum-nitrogen layer. One of the molybdenum layers is directly formed on the substrate. A method for making the coated article is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wen-Rong Chen, Huann-Wu Chiang, Cheng-Shi Chen, Cong Li
  • Patent number: 8709547
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of a super-slippery thin-layer film or coating for enhancing the lubrication capacity of a part to be subjected to great friction and wear. The film of the invention for improving the lubrication capacity of parts to be subjected to important friction and wear includes at least: a layer (3) of a hard material selected from titanium nitride (TiN), chromium nitride (CrN), titanium carbide (TiC), chromium carbide (CrC), tungsten carbide (W2C) and tungsten carbide-carbon composites (WC/C), alumina (AI2O3), molybdenum sulphide (MoS2), and materials of the hydrogenated amorphous carbon type (a: CH), the layer including on one surface thereof a series of dips and protrusions; and a layer (4) of an oleophilic material. The invention can particularly be used in the field of mechanics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives
    Inventors: Cedric Ducros, Jerome Gavillet
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140057099
    Abstract: A capping layer is formed over a hardmask layer to increase the etch resistance and overall performance of the hardmask layer. Embodiments include forming a hardmask layer over a substrate and forming a capping layer on the hardmask layer, the capping layer including a stack of at least two nanolayers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc.
    Inventor: Robin Abraham KOSHY
  • Publication number: 20140057089
    Abstract: A hardmask layer is formed with an increased etch resistance based on alternating nanolayers of TiN with alternating residual stresses. Embodiments include depositing a first nanolayer of TiN, and depositing a second nanolayer of TiN on the first nanolayer, wherein the first and second nanolayers have different residual stresses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc.
    Inventor: Robin Abraham KOSHY
  • 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: 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: 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: 8541053
    Abstract: Densifying a multi-layer substrate includes providing a substrate with a first dielectric layer on a surface of the substrate. The first dielectric layer includes a multiplicity of pores. Water is introduced into the pores of the first dielectric layer to form a water-containing dielectric layer. A second dielectric layer is provided on the surface of the water-containing first dielectric layer. The first and second dielectric layers are annealed at temperature of 600° C. or less. In an example, the multi-layer substrate is a nanoimprint lithography template. The second dielectric layer may have a density and therefore an etch rate similar to that of thermal oxide, yet may still be porous enough to allow more rapid diffusion of helium than a thermal oxide layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Molecular Imprints, Inc.
    Inventors: Marlon Menezes, Frank Y. Xu, Fen Wan
  • Patent number: 8507085
    Abstract: An aluminum or aluminum alloy article is described. The aluminum or aluminum alloy article includes an aluminum or aluminum alloy substrate, a barrier layer formed on the substrate, a color layer formed on the barrier layer, and an insulation layer formed on the color layer. The barrier layer and the color layer are formed by vacuum sputtering. The barrier layer is a layer of silver-aluminum-oxygen-nitrogen. The insulation layer is an external layer of the aluminum or aluminum alloy article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hsin-Pei Chang, Wen-Rong Chen, Huann-Wu Chiang, Cheng-Shi Chen, Cong Li
  • Publication number: 20130171435
    Abstract: A plastic glazing includes a base layer; and a coating layer formed on one surface of the base layer, wherein the base layer includes polycarbonate including a biphenyl group. The biphenyl group is present in an amount of about 10 mol % to about 50 mol % based on the total amount of polycarbonate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: CHEIL INDUSTRIES INC.
    Inventor: Cheil Industries Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130136915
    Abstract: An article includes a substrate and an environmental barrier coating overlying the substrate. The environmental barrier coating includes a first dense layer, an intermediate layer overlying the first dense layer, and a second dense layer overlying the intermediate layer. The first dense layer includes at least one of a first rare earth silicate or barium strontium aluminosilicate and the second dense layer includes at least one of a second rare earth silicate or barium strontium aluminosilicate. Additionally, the intermediate layer includes at least one of a porous microstructure, a lamellar microstructure, or an absorptive material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: ROLLS-ROYCE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Subhash K. Naik
  • Publication number: 20130125876
    Abstract: A method for providing a thermal absorber, which can be used in solar thermal collectors. The method includes a step of depositing on a substrate a first layer having a composition that comprises titanium, aluminium, nitrogen, and one of following elements: silicon, yttrium, cerium, and chromium. The method further optionally includes a step of depositing a second layer deposited on the first layer, the second layer having a composition including titanium, aluminium, nitrogen, oxygen and one of the elements of silicon, yttrium, cerium, and chromium, and a step of depositing a third layer having a composition including titanium, aluminium, silicon, nitrogen, and oxygen, the third layer being a top layer of the thermal absorber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: SAVO-SOLAR OY
    Inventors: Martin Andritschky, Luis Manuel Fernandes Rebouta, Kaj A. Pischow
  • Publication number: 20130101818
    Abstract: Disclosed is a surface coating film for a forming machine, including: a substrate; a nitride layer on the substrate; a multilayered film layer deposited on the nitride layer by reaction of nitrogen (N) with a TiAl target and a Cr target; and a carbonitride layer deposited on the multilayered film layer by reaction of nitrogen (N) and carbon (C) with a TiAl target and a Cr target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Sung Chul Cha, Byung Kyu Cho, Ho Young Kong, Soo Jin Chung, Jun Seok Lee
  • Publication number: 20130085057
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a ceramic component includes initially partially filling pores of a porous structure using one of a first processing technique or a second, different processing technique to form a preform body with residual porosity. The first processing technique produces a first ceramic material in the pores of the porous structure and a second processing technique produces a second ceramic material in the pores of the porous structure. When the first processing technique is used to initially partially fill the pores of the porous structure, the second processing technique is used thereafter to at least partially fill the residual porosity with the second ceramic material. When the second processing technique is used to initially partially fill the pores, the first processing technique is used thereafter to at least partially fill the residual porosity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Inventors: Wayde R. Schmidt, David C. Jarmon, William K. Tredway
  • Patent number: 8404366
    Abstract: In a cutting tool, if the outermost ceramic coating layer is a ?-Al2O3 coating layer, then certain microns of the ?-Al2O3 layer will be transformed into an ?-Al2O3 by instantaneous melting, vaporization and solidification. Further, if the outermost coating layer of the ceramic coating layers is an ?-Al2O3 coating layer, then the surface roughness will be enhanced since at least a portion of it will be melted, wherein the melted surface will be solidified with its surface flattened by the surface tension provided in a melted state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: TaeguTec, Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong Gil Ahn, Joo Wan Lee
  • Publication number: 20130059071
    Abstract: Components of semiconductor processing apparatus are formed at least partially of erosion, corrosion and/or corrosion-erosion resistant ceramic materials. Exemplary ceramic materials can include at least one oxide, nitride, boride, carbide and/or fluoride of hafnium, strontium, lanthanum oxide and/or dysprosium. The ceramic materials can be applied as coatings over substrates to form composite components, or formed into monolithic bodies. The coatings can protect substrates from physical and/or chemical attack. The ceramic materials can be used to form plasma exposed components of semiconductor processing apparatus to provide extended service lives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION
    Inventor: LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION
  • Publication number: 20130040119
    Abstract: A coated article includes a substrate, and a plurality of aluminum nitride layers and a plurality of titanium boride layers formed on the substrate. Each aluminum nitride layer interleaves with one titanium boride layer. One of the aluminum nitride layers is directly formed on the substrate. A method for making the coated article is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: WEN-RONG CHEN, HUANN-WU CHIANG, CHENG-SHI CHEN, CONG LI
  • Patent number: 8367225
    Abstract: A coating includes a deposited layer. The deposited layer is a nickel-titanium carbonitride layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hsin-Pei Chang, Wen-Rong Chen, Huan-Wu Chiang, Cheng-Shi Chen, Chuang Ma
  • Patent number: 8367250
    Abstract: The invention concerns a device for storing electric power and method for assembling the device. The device includes an electrode layer and a collector layer associated with the electrode layer, a barrier layer made of metal nitride, the barrier layer being interposed between the electrode layer and the collector layer. The barrier layer is adapted to prevent diffusion of ions contained in an electrolyte up to the collector layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Batscap
    Inventor: Jean-Michel Depond
  • Publication number: 20130029119
    Abstract: A coated article includes a substrate, and a plurality of molybdenum layers and a plurality of titanium-aluminum-nitrogen layers formed on the substrate. Each molybdenum layer interleaves with one titanium-aluminum-nitrogen layer. One of the molybdenum layers is directly formed on the substrate. A method for making the coated article is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: WEN-RONG CHEN, HUANN-WU CHIANG, CHENG-SHI CHEN, CONG LI
  • Patent number: 8361639
    Abstract: A coating includes a nano-composite base comprising a number of films, the films stacked together one after another. Each film includes a nickel-titanium carbonitride layer and a titanium carbonitride layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hsin-Pei Chang, Wen-Rong Chen, Huan-Wu Chiang, Cheng-Shi Chen, Chuang Ma
  • Patent number: 8343584
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a decorative article, including a first coating formation step of forming a first coating of primarily TiN on a substrate; a second coating formation step of forming a second coating on the first coating by means of a dry plating method using a target containing 70.0 wt %?85.0 wt % Au and 15.0 wt %?30.0 wt % Cu; a heat treatment step of promoting formation of a solid solution of the constituents of the second coating by applying a heating process that heats the substrate on which the first coating and the second coating are disposed to 300° C.?395° C. and then applying a cooling process; and an acid treatment step that, of the constituents of the second coating to which the heating process was applied, removes the constituents not forming a solid solution by applying an acid treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Kawakami, Yuzuru Tsukamoto
  • Patent number: 8327664
    Abstract: A method for producing transparent conductive glass by a) depositing two barrier layers on the surface of hot glass by chemical vapor deposition; and b) depositing two conductive film layers on the surface of the glass ribbon having the two barrier layers. The method is easy to control and suitable for mass production. The resultant transparent conductive glass has low surface resistance and moderate haze.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Hangzhou Bluestar New Materials Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qiying Liu, Jianxun Wang, Ming Zhao, Nianwei Zhao, Yayan Cao, Junbo Liu, Fanhua Kong, Defa Wei, Yankai Ge, Chunjia Peng, Yongxiu Cai, Zhihui Ye, Molong Xiao
  • Publication number: 20120308844
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to methods for producing a coated jewelry article or a coated component of a jewelry article, comprising a jewelry article or a component of a jewelry article, a first metallic coating, and a second metallic coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: FREDERICK GOLDMAN INC.
    Inventor: Andrew Derrig
  • Publication number: 20120292043
    Abstract: There is disclosed a downhole tool or device adapted to include at least part of a well completion assembly or well drilling assembly. For example, an improved centraliser is provided for centralisation of tubulars such as casings, liners, production screens, production tubing and the like in oil/gas wells in other wells, e.g. water wells. An improved downhole tool device is coated with at least first and second coatings, wherein the second coating layer is molecularly bonded to the first coating layer. The first coating comprises at least partly a material selected from the group consisting of Titanium Nitride (TiN), Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) or Carbon, and wherein the second coating at least partly comprises Tungsten Disulfide (WS2). There is also provided a method of manufacturing a downhole tool or device, wherein the second coating is applied at ambient temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: Volnay Engineering Services Limited
    Inventor: Thomas John Oliver Thornton
  • Patent number: 8293344
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments of this invention relate to articles including anticondensation coatings that are exposed to an external environment, and/or methods of making the same. In certain example embodiments, the anticondensation coatings may be survivable in an outside environment. The coatings also may have a sufficiently low sheet resistance and hemispherical emissivity such that the glass surface is more likely to retain heat from the interior area, thereby reducing (and sometimes completely eliminating) the presence condensation thereon. The articles of certain example embodiments may be, for example, skylights, vehicle windows or windshields, IG units, VIG units, refrigerator/freezer doors, and/or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Lemmer, Nestor P. Murphy
  • Publication number: 20120248710
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a piston ring, particularly for use in the piston channel of an internal combustion engine or a compressor, comprising at least a substantially ring-shaped metallic base (2) having at least a first region (20), at least a second region (21) and at least a gap (22), the first region (20) being positioned in a way substantially opposite to the gap (22), the ring comprising at least a nitrided layer (3) in the second region (21) and comprising at least reduction of the nitrided layer (3) in the first region (20), whereas the reduced nitrided layer (3) is at least partially blocked in the first region (20) due to the previous application of an intermediate layer (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicants: MAHLE METAL LEVE S/A, MAHLE INTERNATIONAL GMBH
    Inventors: Rodrigo Favaron, Robert Richard Banfield
  • Patent number: 8273416
    Abstract: A coating system and process for protecting component surfaces exposed to sulfur-containing environments at elevated temperatures. The coating system includes a sulfidation-resistant overlay coating that is predominantly niobium or molybdenum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: David A. Helmick, Yuk-Chiu Lau, David Vincent Bucci
  • Publication number: 20120148857
    Abstract: A method is taught for of producing a relatively insoluble cation-borate in wood by sequential impregnation of wood with a cation-compound or a borate compound and subsequently the impregnation of the wood with a borate compound or a cation-compound so as to produce a precipitate of cation-borate within the treated wood, without using ammonia or volatile amines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventor: Steve Smith
  • Patent number: 8182878
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for functionally modifying a polymeric surface for subsequent deposition of metallic particles and/or films, wherein the polymeric surface is modified by increasing hydroxyl and/or amine functional groups thereby providing an activated polymeric surface for deposition of metallic particles to form a fluorescence sensing device. The device can be used for metal-enhanced fluorescence of fluorophores positioned above the metallic particles that can be readily applied to diagnostic or sensing applications of metal-enhanced fluorescence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
    Inventors: Chris D. Geddes, Kadir Aslan
  • Patent number: 8152971
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a cutting tool includes the steps of providing a body of cermet or cemented carbide, having a cutting edge with an edge radius Re smaller than 40 ?m, a flank a rake face, applying by PVD a single or a multilayer coating to at least a part of the surface of the body, comprising at least a part of the cutting edge and applying by PVD said single or multilayer coating, comprising PVD coating with at least one oxidic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Oerlikon Trading AG, Truebbach
    Inventors: Dennis T. Quinto, Christian Wohlrab, Jurgen Ramm
  • Patent number: 8142621
    Abstract: A coated cemented carbide insert is particularly useful for milling of cast iron, methods for making the insert, and methods of their use are disclosed. The insert is formed by a composition of the substrate of about 5-7 wt % Co, about 0.05-20 wt % total amount of the metals selected from the group consisting of Ti, Nb, Ta and combination thereof, and balance WC with a coercivity (Hc) of 1 about 4-19 kA/m and an S-value of about 0.81-0.96. The coating includes a homogeneous layer of (TixAl1-x)N, where x is between about 0.25 and abut 0.50 with a crystal structure of NaCl type and a total thickness of between about 1.0 and about 5.0 ?m as measured on the middle of the flank face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Seco Tools AB
    Inventors: Andreas Larsson, Tommy Larsson, Jon Andersson
  • 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