Metal Base Patents (Class 427/435)
  • Publication number: 20100307553
    Abstract: The present disclosure concerns a means to use light manipulation in engineered or structured coatings for thermal or photothermal effects and/or refractive and reflective index management. Such metallic, nonmetallic, organic or inorganic metamaterials or nanostructures could be used to manipulate light or energy for thermal or photothermal effects and/or refractive and reflective index management on or in any material or substrate on or in any material or substrate. The light scattering properties of metallic particles and film can be used to tune such coatings, structures or films over a broad spectrum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Inventors: ANTHONY DEFRIES, MARK BRONGERSMA
  • Publication number: 20100297356
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a process for the preparation of a crosslinker composition, comprising the steps of providing a mixture of an aliphatic alcohol A having at least one hydroxyl group and from 1 to 10 carbon atoms, with at least one multifunctional aldehyde C having at least two aldehyde groups —CHO to form a mixture AC, heating the mixture AC to convert at least a part of the multifunctional aldehyde C to its hemiacetal or to its acetal to form a mixture (AC)?, adding to the mixture (AC)? least one cyclic urea U or the educts to produce the said cyclic urea U in situ, which cyclic urea U has at least one unsubstituted >NH group, and reacting the mixture thus obtained to form a chemical bond between the nitrogen atom of the at least one unsubstituted >NH group of the at least one cyclic urea U5 and the carbon atom of the least one aldehyde group —CHO of the multifunctional aldehyde C, and coating compositions comprising the said crosslinker composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Applicant: Cytec Technology Corp
    Inventors: Lawrence A. Flood, Barry A. Lawless
  • Patent number: 7815963
    Abstract: The present invention provides a dense-coverage, adherent phosphorous-based coating on the native oxide surface of a material. Disclosed phosphorous-based coatings include phosphate and organo-phosphonate coatings. The present invention also provides further derivatization of the phosphorous-based coatings to yield dense surface coverage of chemically reactive coatings and osteoblast adhesion-promoting and proliferation-promoting coatings on the native oxide surface of a titanium material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: The Trustees of Princeton University
    Inventors: Jeffrey Schwartz, Michael J. Avaltroni, Kim S. Midwood, Jean E. Schwarzbauer, Ellen Gawalt
  • Patent number: 7782994
    Abstract: This invention relates to an inhibitor of lead-induced stress corrosion cracking including nickel boride in the secondary side of steam generator tubes in nuclear power plants and an inhibition method using the same, and more particularly, to an inhibitor of lead-induced stress corrosion cracking, in which nickel boride is added to secondary side cooling water of the steam generator in an amount of 0.2˜6 g/l, and to an inhibition method using the same. According to this invention, when the inhibitor of lead-induced stress corrosion cracking is added to the secondary side of the steam generator tube in nuclear power plants, stress corrosion cracking of the tubes, which occurs in the lead-containing neutral or caustic solution, and a crack growth rate are decreased, thus increasing elongation. Further, a stress corrosion cracking ratio is decreased, and therefore the stress corrosion cracking resistance of metal or alloy can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignees: Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Oh-Chul Kwon, Yong-Sun Yi, Hong-Pyo Kim, Joung-Soo Kim
  • Patent number: 7776233
    Abstract: The invention relates to an oleaginous corrosion-inhibiting composition, and the use of said composition to protect metal from corrosion. The composition comprises, in parts by weight, from about 20 to 60 parts of lubricating oil, 10 to 40 parts of organic solvent, 20 to 60 parts of corrosion-inhibitor consisting of a sulfonic acid-carboxylic acid metal complex or a mixture of said metal complex with a small but effective amount of an oil soluble alkyl phosphate, from 0.1 to 2.0 parts of an oil soluble antioxidant, from 0.1 to 5.0 parts of a water-displacing compound and from 0.0 to 1.0 part of a metal deactivator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: El Sayed Arafat, Judy Butler-Kowalik, Kenneth Clark, David L. Gauntt
  • Publication number: 20100204415
    Abstract: A water soluble functional polyethylene glycol-grafted polysiloxane polymer comprising a polysiloxane backbone and polyethylene glycol side chains is provided having the general formula: wherein A is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, methyl, methoxy and functional polyethylene glycol based chains, B is a functional group for binding biologically-sensitive materials, D is a functional group for binding to a substrate, m is from 3 to 5, v is from 0 to 5, w is from 4 to 11, x is from 0 to 35 and z is from 1 to 33. In order to be water soluble, the polysiloxane polymer h the following properties: x+y+z is from 8 to 40, n is from 8 to 30, and y is from 7 to 35.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicant: IMEC
    Inventors: Cheng Zhou, Gustaaf Borghs, Wim Laureyn
  • Publication number: 20100178521
    Abstract: A silane coating composition containing a silicon-based copolymer, a method for treating the surfaces of a metal such as steel, zinc-coated steels, or aluminum, to provide for the formation of a uniform conversion and/or passivation coating which increases the corrosion resistance of bare or painted metal and/or the adhesion properties of the metal, along with a metal having a conversion and/or passivation coating applied thereto are disclosed. Methods of the invention include contacting the requisite metal surface with an aqueous solution of a silane compound and a silicon-based polyether copolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Applicant: Momentive Performance Materials Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher M. BYRNE, George Policello, Suresh Rajaraman
  • Publication number: 20100178197
    Abstract: This invention provides a novel, synergistic composition and method for reducing corrosion, particularly white rust corrosion, on galvanized metal surfaces in industrial water systems. The composition is a synergistic blend and preferably comprises from about 0 to about 10 weight percent of an amine-based white rust corrosion reducer and from about 10 to about 90 weight percent of a benzotriazole. In a method for using the synergistic blend, an effective amount of the blend is introduced onto the galvanized metal surface to form a barrier on the surface. After one or more time intervals, the composition is optionally overlayed onto the initial barrier by reintroducing an effective amount of the composition onto the galvanized metal surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2009
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Inventors: Kaveh Sotoudeh, Sherman J. Sprague, Frank Fun-Yuee Lu, Tom Kim
  • Patent number: 7754276
    Abstract: A method for maintaining quality of monomer during a coating process for intrinsically conductive polymer which suppresses unwanted by-products. A neutralization process using a base or anion exchange resin is used batch-wise or continuous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: KEMET Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Yongjian Qiu, Qingping Chen, Philip M. Lessner, Randy S. Hahn, Cynthia L. Prince, Keith R. Brenneman
  • Patent number: 7744953
    Abstract: A method for forming self-cleaning coating comprising hydrophobically-modified particles. Micro- or nano-particles are treated with a hydrophobic agent and an additive to form larger particles with the hydrophobic agent and the additive bonded thereto. A binder or crosslinker is attached to the larger particles by forming chemical bonds with at least one of the additive, the hydrophobic agent, and the particles, thus forming a coating material capable of forming self-cleaning coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Yuan-Chang Huang, Yuung-Ching Sheen, Yih-Her Chang, Kuo-Feng Lo
  • Publication number: 20100160102
    Abstract: An arrangement for protecting a substrate against corrosion, including a substrate, in particular a metallic substrate, and an electrically conductive corrosion protection layer applied to the substrate to protect the substrate against corrosion, which layer has a zinc-containing layer which has been applied to the substrate and has a passivation layer which has been applied to the zinc-containing layer for passivating the zinc-containing layer and contains many particles of hard material which have such a nature that the particles of hard material increase the coefficient of friction on a free surface of the passivation layer compared to a conversion layer without particles of hard material but leave the electrical conductivity of the passivation layer essentially unchanged. The invention further relates to a process for producing such an arrangement and a pulley.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2006
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: SCHAEFFLER KG
    Inventors: Bertram Haag, Sergej Vogelsang
  • Publication number: 20100144945
    Abstract: The invention provides a surface conditioner which can prevent an aluminum alloy from stray current corrosion in chemical conversion treatment and reduce the difference between contact and noncontact areas in conversion coating build-up on an aluminum alloy and which enables the formation of excellent chemical conversion coatings on various metal materials and a surface conditioner which can prevent metal from rusting after surface conditioning and is excellent in dispersion stability in a treating bath. A surface conditioner to be applied prior to the phosphating of metal which contains (A) zinc phosphate particles having D50 of 3 ?m or below, (B) a water-soluble organic polymer, and (C) a layer clay mineral and has a pH of 3 to 12, characterized by further containing as the function imparting agent (D) a di- or tri-valent metal nitrite, zinc oxide and/or sodium hydroxide, or a nonionic or anionic surfactant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicant: NIPPON PAINT CO.,LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiko Nakazawa, Seiichiro Shirahata
  • Patent number: 7732014
    Abstract: A method for diffusing titanium and nitride into a base material having a generally compact, granular microstructure (e.g., carbide). The method generally includes the steps of providing a base material having a generally compact, granular microstructure; providing a salt bath which includes sodium dioxide and a salt selected from the group consisting of sodium cyanate and potassium cyanate; dispersing metallic titanium formed by electrolysis of a titanium compound in the bath; heating the salt bath to a temperature ranging from about 430° C. to about 670° C.; and soaking the base material in the salt bath for a time of from about 10 minutes to about 24 hours. In accordance with another aspect of the present invention, the base material may further be treated with conventional surface treatments or coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Inventors: Philos Jongho Ko, Bongsub Samuel Ko
  • Publication number: 20100134798
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sensor for determining a concentration of a substance contained in a fluid-containing matrix, with a measurement chamber (5), a sender (3) for the emission of optical radiation (6) into the measurement chamber, and a receiver (4) for receiving optical radiation which has traversed the measurement chamber, wherein the measurement chamber is designed for bringing into the matrix and is filled with a specific fluid, and the wall (12, 13) is at least sectionally permeable to the diffusion of the substance. A control and evaluation circuit (7) is connected to the sender (3) and controls the sender (3), and is connected to the receiver (4) for selecting the receiver signals and determines, from the receiver signal, a measurement for the concentration of the substance in the matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2008
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Inventors: Kai-Uwe Zirk, Hans-Joachim Freitag`
  • Publication number: 20100129560
    Abstract: A nickel-free sealing reagent comprises an alkyl sodium sulfonate compound, a dispersing agent, and a siloxane defoaming agent. A method of sealing an alloy comprises applying a nickel-free sealing reagent to the alloy, wherein the sealing agent comprises an alkyl sodium sulfonate compound, a dispersing agent, and a siloxane defoaming agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Inventors: Ping Lu, Chunnan Gao, Xiaolu Cui
  • Patent number: 7722933
    Abstract: A process for the continuous dip-coating of a metal strip (1) in a tank (11) containing a liquid metal bath (12), in which process the metal strip (1) is made to run continuously through a duct (13), the lower part of which is immersed in the liquid metal bath (12), in order to define with the surface of the bath a liquid seal (14). In the region where the strip (1) leaves the liquid metal bath (12), the liquid metal is isolated from the surface of the bath in an isolating enclosure (20), the metal oxide particles and intermetallic compound particles are recovered by the liquid metal flowing from this region into the enclosure (20), and the particles are extracted from this enclosure (20). Also, a plant for implementing the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Arcelor France
    Inventors: Didier Dauchelle, Hugues Baudin, Patrice Lucas, Laurent Gacher, Yves Prigent
  • Patent number: 7717968
    Abstract: A method of the present invention is used for the high-rate deposition of materials, such as carbon, silicon, metals, metal oxides, and the like, onto a metal substrate defined by a metal tape. The particles of the material are mixed with fluid and are injected against the metal tape at high pressure and high velocity. The particles of the material form a current collection surface of the metal tape. The metal tape is used as cathode or anode combined with a separator to form a fuel cell of a secondary battery, metal-ceramic membranes, film composite metal-ceramic materials for electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Inventors: Yevgen Kalynushkin, Peter Novak
  • Patent number: 7704563
    Abstract: Organofunctional silanes are applied to metal surfaces using an oil bath. Metal is immersed in an oil bath containing approximately 2% silane. In a preferred embodiment, the metal is a tire cord. The silane can either be hydrolyzed or unhydrolyzed. The hydrolyzed silanes can be in combination with a water dispersible resin. When the tire cord is coated with silane using the present method, it allows a tire to be formulated with lower sulfur levels and without cobalt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignees: The University of Cincinnati, Ecosil Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Charles Smith, Max Sorenson, William J. Van Ooij, Ramakrishna Nookala, Kevin Williams
  • Patent number: 7704557
    Abstract: Various coatings and methods of coating fasteners are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of coating includes applying a chromate coating to a fastener. In other embodiments, the method may include deoxidizing an aluminum fastener, etching the fastener, deoxidizing the fastener a second time, applying a chromate coating to the fastener, and dying the fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Allfast Fastening Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert J. Dees
  • Publication number: 20100092797
    Abstract: A copper-substitute aluminum material made from a copper and cobalt anodizing process. The process includes the steps of: anodizing the aluminum material by submersing it in a basic sulfuric acid to build an anodic layer producing anodized aluminum material; combining copper and cobalt salts together in one bath; lowering the pH of the bath to between about 1.0 and about 3.0; coloring the anodized aluminum material electrolyticly by submersing the anodized aluminum material in the bath of copper and cobalt salts; and applying an electrical current to the bath plating the copper and cobalt salts into the anodized aluminum material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Applicant: Lorin Industries
    Inventor: Kevin Herman Darcy
  • Patent number: 7695771
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a process for forming a well visible non-chromate conversion coating on surfaces of magnesium and magnesium alloys, to a composition therefor and to a method of use for such coated articles having surfaces of magnesium or any magnesium alloy. The composition is a solution or dispersion comprising a fluorosilicon acid. The composition is preferably an aqueous solution having a pH in the range from 0.5 to 5 and includes often at least one pH adjustment agent. The thereof formed coating is useful to increase the corrosion resistance and the adhesion of magnesium and magnesium alloys to a paint coating, powder coating, e-coat, fluoropolymer coating, self-lubricant layer and adhesive bonding layer. The conversion coating may favorably be coated with a fluoropolymer coating, coated with a silane based sealing or both. The such formed coating is typically of grey mat non-metallic appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignees: Chemetall GmbH, Alonim Holding Agricultural Cooperative Society Ltd.
    Inventor: Ilya Ostrovsky
  • Patent number: 7682703
    Abstract: A method of selectively and electrolessly depositing a metal onto a substrate having a metallic microstructured surface is disclosed. The method includes forming a self-assembled monolayer on the metallic microstructured surface, exposing the self-assembled monolayer to an electroless plating solution including a soluble form of a deposit metal, and depositing electrolessly the deposit metal selectively on the metallic microstructured surface. Article formed from this method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Matthew H. Frey, Khanh P. Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20100047523
    Abstract: Hydrophobic composites, as well as methods for making a hydrophobic composite, are provided. A hydrophobic composite may include a plurality of nanostructures elongated from one or more supports and having a configuration characterized by a first hydrophobicity, and at least one substance characterized by a second hydrophobicity and configured to at least partially cover one or more portions of the plurality of nanostructures such that the overall hydrophobicity of the hydrophobic composite is greater than the first hydrophobicity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2008
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Inventors: Yong Hyup Kim, Seung Min Lee
  • Publication number: 20100040795
    Abstract: A process for sealing micro pores of micro-arc oxide film is disclosed in the present disclosure. The process may comprise the following steps: providing a metal coated with a micro-arc oxide film; providing a dipping solution including polyester methacrylate monomer for use as a sealing agent; and dipping the metal in the sealing agent to form a coating on the oxide film's surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Applicants: SHENZHEN FUTAIHONG PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., FIH (HONG KONG) LIMITED
    Inventors: FENG-YUEN DAI, CHWAN-HWA CHIANG, YUNG-TA LO, CHI-CHUANG HO, WEI LIU, XU-FENG AO
  • Publication number: 20100040786
    Abstract: A process for sealing micro pores of micro-arc oxide film is disclosed in the present disclosure. The process may comprise the following steps: providing a piece of metal having a micro-arc oxide film; preparing a solution including ethyl silicate to make a sealing agent; dipping the metal in the sealing agent to form a coating on the film's surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Applicants: SHENZHEN FUTAIHONG PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., FIH (HONG KONG) LIMITED
    Inventors: FENG-YUEN DAI, CHWAN-HWA CHIANG, YUNG-TA LO, CHI-CHUANG HO, WEI LIU, XU-FENG AO
  • Publication number: 20100040798
    Abstract: The invention relates to an aqueous coating material for metallic substrates, comprising a water-dispersible and/or water-soluble polymer P with a gradient in the concentration of covalently bonded hydrophilic groups along the main polymer chain, the polymer P having covalently bonded ligands A, which form chelates with the metal ions released during the corrosion of the substrate and/or with the substrate surface, and having crosslinking functional groups B, which with themselves, with further complementary functional groups B? of the polymer P and/or with further functional groups B and/or B? are able to form covalent bonds to crosslinkers V.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2007
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Applicant: BASF COATINGS AG
    Inventors: Michael Dornbusch, Elke Austrup, Horst Hintze-Bruning
  • Patent number: 7662312
    Abstract: A pigment grade corrosion inhibitor and a method of applying the inhibitor is disclosed. The inhibitor is comprised of a host species comprised of an inorganic compound having a layered structure and a guest species comprised an anionic species of a weak acid. The host species is preferably a double hydroxide having a structure of: [M(II)1?x M(III)x (OH?)2] [An?x/n.y H2O], where M(II) is a divalent metal cationic species, M(III) is a trivalent metal cationic species, and An? is an anionic species, preferably with the species present in a range of: 0.2?M(III)/(M(II)+M(III))?0.4. The guest species include: various phosphoric acids and derivatives thereof; boric acid; cyanamidic acid; nitrous acid; derivatives of thio- and dithiocarbonic acid; thio-organic compounds functionalized with at least one —SH group of acidic character, including: 2,5-dimercapto-1,3,4-thiadiazole (DMTD), 2,4-dimercapto-s-triazolo-[4,3-b]-1,3-4 thiadiazole, trithiocyanuric acid (TMT), and dithiocyanuric acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Wayne Pigment Corp.
    Inventors: John Sinko, Martin W. Kendig
  • Patent number: 7662438
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for hot-dip coating a metal strand (1), especially a steel strip, according to which the metal strand (1) is vertically guided through a container (3) accommodating the molten coating metal (2) and through a guide channel (4) disposed upstream thereof. An electromagnetic field is generated in the area of the guide channel (4) by means of at least two inductors (5) disposed at both sides of the metal strand (1) to retain the coating material (2) in the container (3). In order to stabilize the metal strand (1) in a center position in the guide channel (4), an electromagnetic field, superimposing the electromagnetic field of the inductors (5), is generated by means of at least two additional coils (6) disposed at both sides of the metal strand (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: SMS Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Rolf Brisberger, Bernhard Tenckhoff, Holger Behrens, Bodo Falkenhahn, Walter Trakowski, Michael Zielenbach, Robert Jürgens
  • Patent number: 7641944
    Abstract: A method for forming gold plating. The method includes preparing a solution containing gold ions and a reductant, immersing an object that is to be plated in the solution, irradiating the object with ultraviolet rays, and depositing gold on the object to form gold plating when the ultraviolet rays cause a photochemical reaction in the solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Tokai Rika Denki Seisakusho
    Inventors: Masaya Ichimura, Kanji Masui
  • Patent number: 7597935
    Abstract: A process for preparing a chrome substrate for application of a polymer coating, wherein the substrate preparation enhances adhesion and durability of the adhesion between the chrome substrate and the polymer coating, involves contacting the chrome substrate with an acid solution for a period of time sufficient to modify the surface of the chrome substrate. In certain embodiments, the acid treatment is an anodic treatment. In accordance with certain aspects of this invention, the acid treated chrome surface is further treated with a silane compound to enhance adhesion with a subsequently applied polymer coating composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: Lacks Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Qihua Xu, Ling Hao, Lawrence P. Donovan, III, Roger J. Timmer, Lee A. Chase, Trevor R. Nicholas, David P. Hartrick
  • Patent number: 7597937
    Abstract: A coating apparatus for batches of elongate flimsy members includes batch handling portion and a coating portion. The batch handling portion having an array support portion and an array alignment portion. The array support portion secures and vertically moves an array of elongate flimsy members to be lowered into an array of inlets of the coating portion, the inlets aligned in an array. The array alignment portion provides removable discrete position locating of the individual flimsy members by a guide portion that moves from an upwardly position downwardly to position each member of the array in alignment with the array of inlets. The support portion then lowers the flimsy members into the coating portion through the array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: Harland Medical Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Anderson, Scott D. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 7598204
    Abstract: A reagent suitable for use as a catalyst comprises a first metal species substrate having a second reduced metal species coated thereon, the second reduced metal species being less electropositive than the first metal. Methods of manufacture are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: General Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew M. Mance, Tao Xie, Belabbes Merzougui
  • Publication number: 20090229724
    Abstract: Organofunctional silanes are applied to metal surfaces using an oil bath. Metal is immersed in an oil bath containing approximately 2% silane and an oil dispersible hygroscopic liquid, such as glycerol. In one embodiment, the metal is a tire cord. Water vapor entrained in a carrier gas can also be bubbled into the oil silane bath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Inventor: Michael Hill
  • Publication number: 20090223826
    Abstract: Techniques for manufacturing carbon nanotube (CNT) ropes are provided. In some embodiments, a CNT rope manufacturing method optionally includes preparing a metal tip, preparing a CNT colloid solution, immersing the metal tip into the CNT colloid solution; and withdrawing the metal tip from the CNT colloid solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Inventors: Yong Hyup Kim, Tae June Kang, Eui Yun Jang
  • Patent number: 7585544
    Abstract: A process and system for continuous flow-through dip-coating of a workpiece requires the introduction of the workpiece in a porous coating basket at a first side of a coating chamber and the removal of the coated workpiece in the coating basket from a second side of the coating compartment different from the first side. This enables the commingling of coated and uncoated workpieces to be avoided and allows for a higher throughput in the coating process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: Envirodyne Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Rodney Havens, Timothy Hanna, Bradley Hanna, Christopher Jones
  • Patent number: 7578878
    Abstract: A pigment grade corrosion inhibitor and a method of applying the inhibitor is disclosed. The inhibitor is comprised of a host species comprised of an inorganic compound having a layered structure and a guest species comprised an anionic species of a weak acid. The host species is preferably a double hydroxide having a structure of: [M(II)1?xM(III)x(OH?)2][An?x/n.yH2O], where M(II) is a divalent metal cationic species, M(III) is a trivalent metal cationic species, and An? is an anionic species, preferably with the species present in a range of: 0.2?M(III)/(M(II)+M(III))?0.4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Wayne Pigment Corp.
    Inventors: John Sinko, Martin W. Kendig
  • Publication number: 20090208735
    Abstract: Process for coating metallic surfaces with a copolymer of olefins and/or dienes, acidic monomers and, optionally, further monomers, the metal surfaces being contaminated with oil and/or grease, and the contamination not being removed prior to coating. Metallic surface obtainable by means of the process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2005
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Applicant: BASF AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Helmut Witteler, Walter Bertkau
  • Publication number: 20090202815
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of a nanostructured material, as a protective coating for metallic surfaces, said nanostructured material comprising functionalized nano-building blocks and a polymer or hybrid organic/inorganic matrix. It also relates to a particular nanostructured material in which the matrix is prepared from at least three silicon alkoxides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Applicants: EURO. AERONAUTIC DEFENCE AND SPACE CO. EADS FRANCE, UNIVERSITE PARIS 6 PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE, CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENT. (CNRS)
    Inventors: Elisa Campazzi, Valerie Goletto, Clement Sanchez
  • Publication number: 20090197090
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a composition, including a fluorine-based polymer or a perfluoropolyether (PFPE) derivative and a PFPE-miscible polymer, an anti-oxide film and electronic component including the same, and methods of forming an anti-oxide film and an electronic component. Use of the composition may achieve formation of an anti-oxide film through a solution process and electronic components using a metal having increased conductivity and decreased production costs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Inventors: Jung Seok Hahn, Jong Baek Seon, Euk Che Hwang, Jong Ho Lee, Min Ho O
  • Publication number: 20090186160
    Abstract: There is disclosed a coating matrix of an extremely thin or monolayer coating for glass or other beverage packaging surfaces. More specifically, there is disclosed materials that can be used to improve the shelf life of packaged materials, such as bottled beer. More specifically, there is disclosed an anti-oxidation coating comprising a cross-linked monolayer that has a hydrophobic character and bound to beverage packaging surface through surface hydroxyl groups and a silane moiety. Moreover, there is disclosed a metal ion chelating moiety as part of the coating matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Inventors: Christopher D. Timmons, Drew E. Johansson, Daniel Graham
  • Publication number: 20090181240
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a functionalized particle includes a n inorganic particle with diazonium functional group attached. In some embodiments, the largest dimension of the inorganic particle ranges between about 10 nm and 1000 ?m. In another embodiment, a substrate with a hydrophobic surface includes a substrate, and a first plurality of inorganic particles with at least one diazonium functional group attached to the substrate. The largest dimension of the first plurality of inorganic particles ranges between about 10 nm and 1000 ?m. One embodiment includes a second plurality of particles with at least one phenol functional group attached to the inorganic particle. In a further embodiment, a fluorinated functional group is attached to the second plurality of particles. In some embodiments, the material has a hydrophobic surface with a water contact angle greater than about 150°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Applicant: Tenaris Connections AG
    Inventors: Federico Jose Williams, Maria Joselevich
  • Patent number: 7560143
    Abstract: Aqueous radiation curable binders comprising non-ionically stabilized epoxy resins ABC. Resins ABC are an adduct mixture of: adducts formed by the reaction of polyethylene glycol-modified epoxy resins A with olefinically unsaturated acids C, and adducts formed by the reaction of epoxy resins B, that are free from polyethylene glycol derived groups, with olefinically unsaturated acids C. A process for preparing aqueous radiation curable binders comprising non-ionically stabilized epoxy resins ABC, and a process of coating a substrate with aqueous radiation curable binders comprising non-ionically stabilized epoxy resins ABC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Assignee: Surface Specialties Austria GmbH
    Inventors: Rami-Raimund Awad, Florian Lunzer, Martin Gerlitz
  • Patent number: 7560016
    Abstract: To make a metal feature, a non-plateable layer is applied to a workpiece surface and then patterned to form a first plating region and a first non-plating region. Then, metal is deposited on the workpiece to form a raised field region in said first plating region and a recessed region in said first non-plating region. Then, an accelerator film is applied globally on the workpiece. A portion of the accelerator film is selectively removed from the field region, and another portion of the accelerator film remains in the recessed acceleration region. Then, metal is deposited onto the workpiece, and the metal deposits at an accelerated rate in the acceleration region, resulting in a greater thickness of metal in the acceleration region compared to metal in the non-activated field region. Then, metal is completely removed from the field region, thereby forming the metal feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Assignee: Novellus Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven T. Mayer, John Stephen Drewery
  • Publication number: 20090090491
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for production of a zeolite layer on a substrate containing metal, comprising the following method steps: production of an aqueous suspension, comprising several components, one component comprises at least one cross-linking element from the third, fourth or fifth main group of the periodic table, the substrate containing metal comprises at least one of the cross-linking elements, introduction of the substrate containing metal to the aqueous suspension, heating the aqueous suspension and the substrate containing the metal present therein for the in-situ crystallisation of a zeolite layer on the substrate containing metal, whereby the cross-linking elements in the substrate containing metal are extracted and included in the zeolite layer, a cross-linking element present in the suspension for formation of the zeolite layer is present at a concentration so low that a crystallisation in the suspension is largely or completely avoided and said element is principally provided by th
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2005
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Inventors: Wilhelm Schwieger, Ralph Hermann, Selvam Thangaraj, Marthala Reddy, Franziska Scheffler, Ferdinand Schmidt, Walter Mittelbach, Hans-Martin Hennig, Bauer Jurgen
  • Patent number: 7514138
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a hydraulic transfer film with a transfer layer capable of forming a cured resin layer on a hydraulic transfer body, to provide a hydraulic transfer film capable of forming a clear decorative layer on a curable resin layer, and a hydraulic transfer body having excellent surface properties and a clear pattern. A hydraulic transfer film having a water-soluble substrate film, a hydrophobic transfer layer including a curable resin layer which can be cured by at least one of irradiation with radiation and heating provided on the substrate film, and a peelable film provided on the transfer layer is described along with a method for producing the hydraulic transfer film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: Dainippon Ink and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Toshirou Ariga, Yoshitomo Nagata, Shuzo Mizuno, Shinji Katoh
  • Publication number: 20090059535
    Abstract: Provided are a cooling device coated with carbon nanotubes and method of manufacturing the same. Carbon nanotubes are dispersively coated on a surface of the cooling device that radiates generated by a predetermined apparatus or component through thermal exchange. Thus, a carbon nanotube structure is formed so that the cooling device can improve in a thermal radiation characteristic and become small-sized. As a result, electronic devices can be downscaled and heat generated by a highly integrated electronic circuit chip can be effectively radiated, thus increasing lifetime and performance of an operating circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2005
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Inventors: Yong-Hyup Kim, Ho-Young Lee, Seung-Min Lee, Woo-Yong Sung, Tae-Jun Kang, Wal-Jun Kim, Jang-Won Yoon, Sun-Chang Yeon
  • Patent number: 7494696
    Abstract: It is now feasible to coat metal objects having a substantially unexpanded surface area with a fused plasticized polyvinyl chloride coating uniformly covering and firmly anchored to the metal object. This objective is achieved by providing a metal substrate to be coated with small anchoring apertures which allow the fused coating to firmly anchor and bond onto and around the metal object and a series of leveling apertures which permit for a more uniform drainage of excessive unfused coating material from the metal object before the fusing of the coating thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: Landscape Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Shirley M. Wickland, James A. Glende, Christopher J. O'Hara, II, Randy R. Dienger
  • Patent number: 7491423
    Abstract: A method for controllably forming zinc oxide nanostructures on a surface via an organic template, which is formed using a stamp prepared from pre-defined relief structures, inking the stamp with a solution comprising self-assembled monolayer (SAM) molecules, contacting the stamp to the surface, such as Ag sputtered on Si, and immersing the surface with the patterned SAM molecules with a zinc-containing solution with pH control to form zinc oxide nanostructures on the bare Ag surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: Sandia Corporation
    Inventors: Julia Hsu, Jun Liu
  • Patent number: 7479305
    Abstract: The problem in forming solderable and bondable layers on printed circuit boards is that the surfaces tarnish after storage of the boards prior to further processing (mounting of the electrical components), thus affecting solderability and bondability. In order to overcome this problem it is suggested to deposit, in a first method step, a first metal which is more noble than copper to the printed circuit board and to plate silver in a second method step with the proviso that the first metal be deposited at a rate that is at most half the rate of silver in the second method step when the first metal is silver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Assignee: Atotech Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Jürgen Schreier, Hartmut Mahlkow
  • Publication number: 20080317964
    Abstract: A high temperature lubricant composition for lubricating conveyored oven chains and other high temperature applications comprises at least one polyol polyester polymer and optionally at least one additive. The polyol polyester polymer can be made from esterification of at least one polyol, at least one dicarboxylic acid and at least one monocarboxylic acid. Optionally, at least one polyol polyester, at least one extreme pressure/antiwear agent and/or at least one metal deactivator is added to the final lubricant composition. The lubricant has a kinematic viscosity @40° C. of from about 50 to about 1,000 centistokes, a viscosity index of at least about 140, and a flash point of at least about 270° C. The lubricants have low evaporation loss, high resistance to oxidation, and provide reduction of friction when used in high temperature lubricant applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2006
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Inventors: Rocco Vincent Burgo, Paulson Kolangaden