Pretreatment, Per Se, Or Post-treatment, Per Se (without Claimed Coating) Patents (Class 427/444)
  • Patent number: 10913138
    Abstract: A masking fixture includes a flexible cover and a rigid cover. The flexible cover is received within a cavity of the rigid cover. An air connector provides for a purge flow supply to be connected to the masking fixture via a port in fluid communication with an enclosure of the flexible cover. A method of treating a workpiece includes directing a pressurized fluid jet comprising an abrasive media entrained therein against an exterior surface of the workpiece and directing a purge flow through the workpiece while directing the pressurized fluid jet against the exterior surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Mariusz Strzyzewski, Michal Kowalczyk, Pawel Stanislaw Skiba, Mihaly Laszlo Bekey
  • Patent number: 9779974
    Abstract: A system for controlling a substrate temperature in a substrate processing system includes a substrate support device, a controller, a temperature sensor, and a thermal control element (TCE). The controller is configured to, during a first period, control the TCE to adjust the temperature of the substrate support device to a temperature value based on a temperature difference between the substrate temperature before the substrate is loaded onto the substrate support device and a desired temperature for the substrate support device. The temperature value is not equal to the desired temperature. The substrate is loaded onto the substrate support device after the first period begins and before the temperature of the substrate support device returns to the desired temperature. The controller is further configured to, during a second period following the first period, control the temperature of the substrate support device to the desired temperature for the substrate support device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tao Zhang, Ole Waldmann, Eric A. Pape
  • Patent number: 9200120
    Abstract: An intermediate transfer member containing a layer of a siloxyfluorocarbon networked polymer. A method of preparing an intermediate transfer member including mixing a coating solution containing siloxyfluorocarbon precursor materials; applying the coating solution as a sol on a substrate; curing the coating solution on the substrate to form an intermediate transfer member containing a layer of a siloxyfluorocarbon networked polymer. The surface free energy of the intermediate transfer member may be from about 10 mN/m to about 40 mN/m. A method of printing an image to a substrate includes applying an inkjet ink to an intermediate transfer member containing a layer of a siloxyflurocarbon networked polymer; spreading the ink onto the intermediate transfer member; inducing a property change of the ink; and transferring the ink to a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brynn Mary Dooley, Carolyn P. Moorlag, Anthony James Wigglesworth, Adrien Pierre Cote, Yu Qi, Barkev Keoshkerian
  • Patent number: 9051122
    Abstract: An idler roller conveyor uses paired rollers set at an acute angle to each other with the rollers being coplanar and skewed toward opposite sides of a perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the conveyor. Roller pairs are preferably mounted in sub-frames that pivot about on an axis transverse to the conveyor's longitudinal axis. This arrangement produces opposing transverse forces that are subtractive to result in negligible resultant transverse forces that are unlikely to make an object veer off course.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Inventors: Raymond Edward Poehlein, Daniel Patrick Poehlein
  • Publication number: 20150136698
    Abstract: Guanidinyl ligand-functionalized polymers, methods of making the same, and substrates bearing a grafted coating of the ligand-functional polymers are described. The grafted polymer has the requisite affinity for binding neutral or negatively charged biomaterials, such as cells, cell debris, bacteria, spores, viruses, nucleic acids, endotoxins and proteins, at pH's near or below the pI's of the biomaterials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Catherine A. Bothof, George W. Griesgraber, James I. Hembre, Jerald K. Rasmussen
  • Publication number: 20150125617
    Abstract: An activator means for use in activating or re-activating adhesive and sealant compositions that have been pre-applied to a bonding surface prior to mating said bonding surface said means having a plurality of features for directly acting upon the pre-applied composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Appvion, Inc.
    Inventors: John MacKay Lazar, Todd Arlin Schwantes, Frederick Edward Charles Lidington
  • Publication number: 20150079380
    Abstract: To suppress a phenomenon where an optical axis of the optically anisotropic layer is tilted when the optically anisotropic layer is produced by using a liquid crystalline compound showing smectic phase as a materials showing a higher level of orderliness. An optically anisotropic layer wherein a polymerizable composition, containing one or more polymerizable rod-like liquid crystal compound showing a smectic phase, is fixed in a state of smectic phase, and a direction of maximum refractive index of the optically anisotropic layer is inclined at 10° or smaller to the surface of the optically anisotropic layer, a method for manufacturing the same, a laminate and a method for manufacturing the same, a polarizing plate, a liquid crystal display device, and an organic EL display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ayako MURAMATSU, Shinnosuke SAKAI, Teruki NIORI, Shinichi MORISHIMA
  • Publication number: 20150050424
    Abstract: In various embodiments, methods are provided for detecting surface defects in in the preparation of a surface for overcoating (e.g., in a painting operation) where the method comprises applying to a surface being prepared for overcoating a highlighting liquid composition that increases the gloss of the surface onto which is applied, wherein said highlighting liquid substantially comprises odorless mineral spirits; examining the glossy surface for surface shape irregularities; and removing any noted surface shape irregularities by mechanical means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Christopher Edward Woodhall
  • Publication number: 20150014946
    Abstract: Provided is a sealing material that exhibits excellent sealing property at a low contact pressure and a method for producing the same. A sealing material according to the present invention is a sealing material including a metal plate and a foamed rubber layer formed on one surface, or each of both surfaces, of the metal plate, in which the foamed rubber layer has a closed cell rate of 50% or more, and a surface of the foamed rubber layer has a maximum height determined by a method in conformity to JIS B 0601-2001 of 40 ?m or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Tetsuo Oohinata, Kenichiro Ishikawa, Atsushi Omura
  • Patent number: 8927066
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for gas delivery are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, a gas delivery system includes an ampoule for storing a precursor in solid or liquid form, a first conduit coupled to the ampoule and having a first end coupled to a first gas source to draw a vapor of the precursor from the ampoule into the first conduit, a second conduit coupled to the first conduit at a first junction located downstream of the ampoule and having a first end coupled to a second gas source and a second end coupled to a process chamber, and a heat source configured to heat the ampoule and at least a first portion of the first conduit from the ampoule to the second conduit and to heat only a second portion of the second conduit, wherein the second portion of the second conduit includes the first junction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhiyuan Ye, Yihwan Kim
  • Patent number: 8912276
    Abstract: Coating composition comprising an ethylene copolymer containing not more than 5 mole-% comonomer, whereby the fraction of the ethylene copolymer having a molecular weight of 300 000 g/mol-600 000 g/mol has a methyl branching of more than 4.0 Methyl per 1000 C as determined by SEC/FT-IR analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Tuomas Noopila, Erik Eriksson, Magnus Palmlöf, Jari Hätönen, Michiel Bergstra, Leif Leiden, Martin Anker, Siw Bodil Fredriksen
  • Publication number: 20140326261
    Abstract: A mouthpiece lining paper for a smoking article, which mouthpiece lining paper forms the outermost layer of the casing of the filter. The mouthpiece lining paper is provided with locally limited raised areas that are formed by hardened lacquer. Between the raised areas, surface regions of the mouthpiece lining paper are provided, above which the raised areas protrude by at least 5 ?m in the direction perpendicular to the plane of the mouthpiece lining paper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Guenther Griesmayr, Barbara Puehringer, Marco Scheuchl
  • Publication number: 20140295085
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a donor substrate according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes: providing a base member; forming a coating layer on one surface of the base member; hardening the coating layer; and detaching the coating layer from the base member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Ji-Myoung YE, Sang-Woo PYO, Ji-Hwan YOON, Ha-Jin SONG, Byeong-Wook YOO, Bum-Suk LEE, Ji-Young KWON
  • Publication number: 20140287155
    Abstract: A pretreatment method is performed before a graphene grows by performing a CVD method on a catalyst metal layer formed on a workpiece. The method includes a plasma treatment process in which the catalyst metal layer is activated by applying plasma of a treatment gas including a reducing gas and a nitrogen-containing gas on the catalyst metal layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Takashi Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20140272325
    Abstract: A method for enabling D2T2 printing onto non-D2T2 printable substrates uses a diffusible primer material provided on a dye-sheet or ribbon. The primer comprises a polymer, a release agent and a plasticizer. The release agent and the plasticizer are diffused into the substrate, while the polymer remains on the dye-sheet or ribbon. Printing of the primer onto the PC substrate is controlled via a computer image program corresponding to a colored image. This computer image program also controls the printing of the colored image at the primed locations. Accordingly, image-wise treatment of a plastic material via the primer selectively renders the PC substrate surface D2T2 printable at the point of personalization, providing for a 100% PC full card body having the colored image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Robert P. Renz, Morven McAlpine
  • Publication number: 20140234638
    Abstract: A grain-oriented electrical steel sheet to which electron beam irradiation is applied, has a film and a thickness of t (mm), wherein no rust is produced on a surface of the steel sheet after a humidity cabinet test lasting 48 hours at a temperature of 50° C. in an atmosphere of 98% humidity, and iron loss W17/50 after the electron beam irradiation is reduced by at least (?500 t2+200 t?6.5) % of the iron loss W17/50 before the electron beam irradiation and is (5 t2?2 t+1.065) W/kg or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: Shigehiro Takajo, Hiroi Yamaguchi, Takeshi Omura, Hirotaka Inoue, Seiji Okabe
  • Publication number: 20140234647
    Abstract: There is a hardened wood composition, comprising an acetylated whole wood portion that may have substantially all of its accessible interior volume impregnated with a hardened thermosetting plastic. A method of manufacturing a hardened wood comprising the steps of: acetylating a whole wood portion and impregnating the whole wood portion with a liquid-phase thermosetting polymer then curing such thermosetting polymer impregnated porous body by the steps of: enclosing the body in a fluid impermeable bag and subjecting the enclosed body to enhanced fluid pressure substantially, contemporaneously, with subjecting the enclosed body to a temperature sufficient to cure the thermosetting plastic impregnated therein by submerging the same in water near its boiling point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Brian Matthew Sanderson
  • Publication number: 20140203414
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for chemically modifying a surface of a substrate, preferably a silicon substrate, including the steps of providing a substrate having at least a portion of a surface thereof coated with an organic coating composition including unsaturated moieties forming a surface coating, and introducing a vapour phase reactive intermediate species based on a Group 14 or Group 15 element from the Periodic Table of Elements to the substrate whereupon the reactive intermediate species is able to react with a number of the unsaturated moieties in the coating composition thereby chemically modifying the surface coating. Also disclosed is a surface-modified substrate obtained or obtainable by the method, and uses thereof in the fabrication of MEMS and IC devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS
    Inventors: Georg Haehner, Malgorzata Adamkiewicz, David O'Hagan
  • Patent number: 8778816
    Abstract: Methods for preparing a substrate for a subsequent film formation process are described. Methods for preparing a substrate for a subsequent film formation process, without immersion in an aqueous solution, are also described. A process is described that includes disposing a substrate into a process chamber, the substrate having a thermal oxide surface with substantially no reactive surface terminations. The thermal oxide surface is exposed to a partial pressure of water below the saturated vapor pressure at a temperature of the substrate to convert the dense thermal oxide with substantially no reactive surface terminations to a surface with hydroxyl surface terminations. This can occur in the presence of a Lewis base such as ammonia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Tatsuya E. Sato, David Thompson, Jeffrey W. Anthis, Vladimir Zubkov, Steven Verhaverbeke, Roman Gouk, Maitreyee Mahajani, Patricia M. Liu, Malcolm J. Bevan
  • Publication number: 20140193588
    Abstract: A device for producing a coated steel sheet includes: a blowing-off unit which sprays a gas onto and remove an excessive coating that accumulates along a side edge of a steel sheet that threads along one direction; and a coating-collection unit which collects the excessive coating removed by the blowing-off unit. The blowing-off unit includes a spray nozzle and a gas supply member. The coating-collection unit includes a duct and a coating container. In a case where the duct is seen in a plan view, an outlet thereof is disposed to fit in and overlap an inside of an opening of the coating container, and in a case where the duct is seen in a side view, a gap is provided between the outlet and the opening of the coating container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuhide Soya, Masayoshi Nagatomi, Fumio Shibao, Hiroyasu Furukawa
  • Publication number: 20140162087
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for enhancing a metallic coating on a steel strip or steel plate, the coating being melted by heating to a temperature above the melting temperature of the material of the coating, the heating taking place by irradiation of the surface of the coating with electromagnetic radiation having a high power density over a limited irradiation time of not more than 10 ?s, and the mandated irradiation time and the energy density introduced into the coating by the electromagnetic radiation being selected such that the coating melts completely over its entire thickness down to the boundary layer with the steel strip, thereby forming a thin alloy layer at the boundary layer between the coating and the steel strip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: THYSSENKRUPP RASSELSTEIN GMBH
    Inventors: Winfried Hoehn, Helmut Oberhoffer, Benjamin Johannes Liebscher, Reiner Sauer
  • Publication number: 20140120367
    Abstract: This invention relates to a flux composition for treating a metal surface prior to batch hot galvanizing in molten zinc-based alloys. The composition comprises (a) more than 40 and less than 70 wt. % zinc chloride, (b) 10 to 30 wt. % ammonium chloride, (c) more than 6 and less than 30 wt. % of a set of at least two alkali or alkaline earth metal halides, (d) from 0.1 to 2 wt. % lead chloride, and (e) from 2 to 15 wt. % tin chloride, provided that the combined amounts of lead chloride and tin chloride represent at least 2.5 wt. % of said composition. The invention further relates to a fluxing bath comprising this flux composition dissolved in water for use in galvanizing processes, by batch or continuously, of metal articles such as iron or steel long products and flat products, thus affording a protective coating layer with a thickness ranging from 5 to 30 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: FONTAINE HOLDINGS NV
    Inventors: DAVID WARICHET, JULIEN BALDUYCK, CAROLINE MASQUELIER
  • Publication number: 20140069547
    Abstract: Coating composition comprising an ethylene copolymer containing not more than 5 mole-% comonomer, whereby the fraction of the ethylene copolymer having a molecular weight of 300 000 g/mol-600 000 g/mol has a methyl branching of more than 4.0 Methyl per 1000 C as determined by SEC/FT-IR analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Tuomas Noopila, Erik Eriksson, Magnus Palmlöf, Jari Häönen, Michiel Bergstra, Leif Leiden, Martin Anker, Siw Bodil Fredriksen
  • Publication number: 20140065315
    Abstract: A lidding film including a polyester film including a bio-based polyester, and an extrusion coated heat seal layer including a bio-based polymer. The polyester film may include a biaxially oriented core layer including bio-based polyester and an amorphous copolyester skin layer. The heat seal layer may include a low density polyethylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: TORAY PLASTICS (AMERICA), INC.
    Inventors: Roberto SIU, Gordon Vincent Sharps, Stefanos L. Sakellarides, Keunsuk P. Chang
  • Publication number: 20140050855
    Abstract: An acidic, aqueous composition contains a trivalent chromium compound, an organo-functional silane, and a compound of a group IV-B element. The composition protects metal surfaces, preferably aluminum and aluminum alloys, against corrosion and improves their paint adhesion. The trivalent chromium compound may comprise chromium fluoride and optionally others, such as chromium nitrate. The organo-functional silane is preferably an aminopropyltriethoxy silane, and the compound of a group IV-B element is preferably fluorozirconic acid. The composition can either be dried-in-place or rinsed before a further coating layer is applied. The composition may also include at least one polymer having a plurality of both carboxylic functional groups, alone or with hydroxyl groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: Bulk Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard J. Church
  • Publication number: 20140020711
    Abstract: Peroxygen containing cleaning substrates, such as wipes and sponges which exhibit improved storage stability, and in preferred embodiments, also exhibit an antimicrobial benefit to hard surfaces treated with the peroxygen containing cleaning substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: Reckitt Benckiser LLC
    Inventor: Matthew Kaser
  • Publication number: 20140004270
    Abstract: The present invention concerns methods and apparatus for forming a clad product, such as a clad pipe or tube. Particular embodiments include a method for metallurgically bonding cladding material onto a metal substrate, the method including a step of providing a metal substrate comprising a pipe or a tube having a cladding composition arranged along an interior surface of the substrate to form a coated substrate, the interior surface arranged within an interior cavity of the substrate. A further step includes inserting a heat source into an interior cavity of the substrate, the heat source comprising an infrared, microwave, or radio frequency heat source, the heat source being mounted on a heat source-retaining housing, the housing comprising a cantilevered structure. An additional step includes applying heat discharged from the heat source to the coated substrate along the coated interior surface until the cladding composition metallurgically bonds to the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: MESOCOAT, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew J. Sherman, P. Greg Engleman, Mario Medanic, Kurt E. Gilbert
  • Patent number: 8614500
    Abstract: According one embodiment, a film forming apparatus includes a stage, a coating section, a vapor supply section, a blower section, and a controller. On the stage, an coating target is placed. The coating section applies a material to a predetermined region on the coating target placed on the stage to form a coating film. The vapor supply section generates solvent vapor capable of dissolving the coating film. The blower section blows the solvent vapor generated by the vapor supply section onto the coating film on the coating target placed on the stage. The controller controls an amount of the solvent vapor to be blown by the blower section so that: the coating film is dissolved; viscosity in a part of the coating film on a surface layer side is lower than that in a part thereof on the coating target side; and the viscosity in the part on the surface layer side and the viscosity of the coating target side take such values that prevent the coating film on the coating target from spreading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Sato, Hiroyasu Kondo, Naoaki Sakurai, Katsuyuki Soeda, Kenichi Ooshiro, Shuichi Kimura
  • Publication number: 20130323429
    Abstract: The present invention relates to new mixtures containing cyanamide and a urea derivative, to liquid curing agents for curing polymer resins, in particular epoxy resins, and to epoxy resin compositions comprising liquid curing agents for producing fibre composite materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: ALZCHEM AG
    Inventors: Sylvia Strobel, Martin Ebner, Hans-Peter Krimmer, Michaela Huber
  • Patent number: 8597729
    Abstract: In a method and system for forming microbeads, a polymer solution includes particles and a polymer dissolved in a solvent. A stream of the polymer solution flows into a chamber. A focusing fluid contacts and focuses the polymer stream in the chamber. The focusing fluid and the focused polymer stream flow, as a single flow stream, out from the chamber. Pendant droplets detach from a leading end of the single flow stream to form the microbeads. The focusing fluid reacts with the polymer solution to form functional groups at a surface of the microbeads for binding with biorecognition molecules. In the system, a flow focusing apparatus includes a flow focusing body shaped to define the chamber. Microbeads formed according to the methods and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: FIO Corporation
    Inventors: Sebastien Fournier-Bidoz, Warren Che Wor Chan
  • Publication number: 20130280432
    Abstract: Provided herein are formaldehyde-free flame retardant compositions, comprising a flame retardant acid and a fixing agent; and methods of their use for manufacturing durable formaldehyde-free flame retardant cellulosic materials. Also provided herein are durable formaldehyde-free flame retardant cellulosic materials and articles comprising the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: WINNITEX LIMITED
    Inventors: James R. Johnson, Kenneth Y.M. Chan, Charles Wang
  • Patent number: 8563081
    Abstract: Fabrication and arrangement of nanoparticles into one-dimensional linear chains is achieved by successive chemical reactions, each reaction adding one or more nanoparticles by building onto exposed, unprotected linker functionalities. Optionally, protecting groups may be used to control and organize growth. Nanoparticle spheres are functionalized in a controlled manner in order to enable covalent linkages. Functionalization of nanoparticles is accomplished by either ligand exchange or chemical modification of the terminal functional groups of the capping ligand. Nanoparticle chains are obtained by a variety of connectivity modes such as direct coupling, use of linker molecules, and use of linear polymeric templates. In particular, a versatile building block system is obtained through controlled monofunctionalization of nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Joseph M. Jacobson, David W. Mosley, Kie-Moon Sung
  • Publication number: 20130266737
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polymerization catalyst, comprising at least two components, wherein at least one or more of said at least two components are selected from the group of nitrogen containing heterocycles and/or their derivatives and at least one or more of said at least two components is selected from the group of organic sulfur containing acids and/or derivatives of organic sulfur containing acids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co., KGaA
    Inventors: Atsushi SUDO, Ryoichi Kudoh, Kazuya Arima, Hiroshi Nakayama, Takeshi Endo, Andreas Taden, Thomas Huver
  • Publication number: 20130223086
    Abstract: A motor vehicle part comprising a material based on polymer(s), the material being surface treated by ion bombardment in order to improve the surface appearance of the material. The invention also relates to a process for obtaining this part and the use thereof, in particular for the manufacture of lighting and/or signaling devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: VALEO VISION
    Inventors: Alexis Chenet, Frédéric Moret, Marc Brassier
  • Publication number: 20130196269
    Abstract: A method of improving conductivity of a metal pattern (18) includes providing a developed silver pattern (14) formed from a photographic silver salt provided in a binder coated on a substrate (12); and selectively heating the silver pattern with electromagnetic radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Inventors: Donald R. Preuss, Mitchell S. Burberry
  • Publication number: 20130196073
    Abstract: A method for masking a gap between a closure panel member and a surround, such, for example, as an automobile door arrangement, in which a mask protrudes from the gap and overlies the panel member edge defining a space tapering towards the edge, whereby to feather the paint towards the edge, and masking tapes used in carrying out the method. The masking can be effected by introducing a resiliently deformable elongate strip mask into the gap so as to compress it to be pinched in the gap to protrude therefrom and, after painting, to remove the strip from the gap prior to overpainting. The mask may be introduced with the closure member closed, and needs no adhesive to hold it to the door or surround.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: JTAPE LTD.
    Inventor: Oliver Jevons
  • Patent number: 8475596
    Abstract: An apparatus for processing coating material includes a crucible having a receptacle for receiving coating material, a drive member having a drive shaft, a cover coupled to the drive shaft, and a flame nozzle opposing the receptacle. The cover includes an inner chamber, a first through hole and a number of second through holes. The first through hole and the second through holes communicate with the inner chamber. The cover has a flat surface with the second through holes exposed at the flat surface. The drive shaft drives the cover to rotate between a closed position where the cover covers the receptacle and the flat surface presses against the coating material to flatten the coating material, and an open position where the cover is moved away from the receptacle. The flame nozzle sprays flame from the second through holes through the first through hole to heat the coating material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shao-Kai Pei
  • Publication number: 20130142987
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for uniform growth of nanostructures such as nanotubes (e.g., carbon nanotubes) on the surface of a substrate, wherein the long axes of the nanostructures may be substantially aligned. The nanostructures may be further processed for use in various applications, such as composite materials. For example, a set of aligned nanostructures may be formed and transferred, either in bulk or to another surface, to another material to enhance the properties of the material. In some cases, the nanostructures may enhance the mechanical properties of a material, for example, providing mechanical reinforcement at an interface between two materials or plies. In some cases, the nanostructures may enhance thermal and/or electronic properties of a material. The present invention also provides systems and methods for growth of nanostructures, including batch processes and continuous processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventor: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Publication number: 20130136894
    Abstract: Described herein are improved dewetting methods and improved patterned articles produced using such methods. The improved methods and articles generally implement continuous ultra-thin metal-containing films or film stacks as the materials to be dewetted. For example, a method can involve the steps of providing a substrate that has a continuous ultra-thin metal-containing film or film stack disposed on a surface thereof, and dewetting at least a portion of the continuous ultra-thin metal-containing film or film stack to produce a plurality of discrete metal-containing dewetted islands on the surface of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Inventors: David Eugene Baker, Carme Gomex Carbonell, David Francis Dawson-Elli, Prantik Mazumder, Valerio Pruneri, Lili Tian
  • Publication number: 20130129978
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to articles, devices, and methods for controlling the impingement behavior of molten metal/ceramic droplets on surfaces in industrial processes. The texture of a substrate surface is engineered such that impinging molten metal droplets actually bounce off the surface. Likewise, the texture of a substrate surface can be engineered such that impinging molten metal droplets stick to the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventor: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Publication number: 20130105395
    Abstract: In one aspect, the invention relates to engineered osmosis and related membrane-based separation technologies. Disclosed are semi-permeable nanostructured osmosis membranes comprising a film polymerized on a nanofiber support fabric, methods for osmotically-driven separation, the method comprising creating an osmotic pressure gradient across a semi-permeable nanostructured osmosis membrane comprising a film polymerized on a nanofiber support fabric, and methods of generating power comprising creating an osmotic pressure gradient across a semi-permeable nanostructured osmosis membrane comprising a film polymerized on a nanofiber support fabric. This abstract is intended as a scanning tool for purposes of searching in the particular art and is not intended to be limiting of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventors: McCutcheon Jeffrey R., Hoek Eric M.V., Bui Ngoc, Lind Mary L.
  • Publication number: 20130099531
    Abstract: A seat support and a method for obtaining same includes a support body made from polymeric materials derived from castor oil, a padding positioned on said body, and a coating that covers the padding. The padding includes at least one layer of foam made at least in part from a component derived from renewable sources and/or of natural origin like palm oil, castor oil, soybean oil, colza oil, or in general a vegetable oil, and it can include a layer and/or insert made from gel obtained by adding in dispersion with a polyolic and or isocyanic component, possible particles of cork and possible compatibilizing agents to maintain the continuity of the polymeric characteristics with the coating and promote sticking. The coating includes a polymer formed from castor oil. The seat support according to the present invention is therefore environmentally-friendly, biodegradable, easy to recycle and/or dispose of.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: SELLE ROYAL S.p.A
    Inventors: Stefano Segato, Felix Sam
  • Publication number: 20130099151
    Abstract: A coated magnetic particle comprising an optionally porous magnetic polymer particle of a matrix polymer, said polymer particle having on a surface and/or in the pores thereof superparamagnetic crystals, said coated particle having a coat formed of a coating polymer, wherein said coated magnetic particle is essentially non-autofluorescent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventor: LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
  • Publication number: 20130084352
    Abstract: Provided is a mold having a release layer, in which the release layer is disposed in the mold which transfers a specific uneven pattern onto a molding material to be patterned by means of an imprinting method, wherein the main chain of the molecular chains of a compound contained in the release layer contains a fluorocarbons, the molecular chains of the compound have at least two adsorption functional groups that are adsorbed or bonded to the mold, the bonding energy in the adsorption functional groups that becomes the source of adsorption or bonding of the adsorption functional groups to the mold is greater than the bonding energy between one adsorption functional group and another adsorption functional group in the molecular chains of the compound, and the surface free energy of the release layer is optimized by means of heating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kota Suzuki, Hideo Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 8389058
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a carbon nanotube film, comprises providing a carbon nanotube array and a drawing tool, positioning the drawing tool close to the carbon nanotube array and selecting some carbon nanotubes of the carbon nanotube array, and drawing the selected carbon nanotubes away from the carbon nanotube array along a drawing direction at a drawing angle, thereby forming the carbon nanotube film. The drawing angle is an angle of inclination between the drawing direction and the growth direction. The drawing angle is less than or equal to 80 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kai Liu, Ying-Hui Sun, Kai-Li Jiang, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Publication number: 20130050107
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a manufacturing method of a touch panel that comprises of: simultaneously baking a sensing electrode layer and a protective layer that covers the sensing electrode layer. The present disclosure solves the issue of the sensing electrode layer being easily oxidized or corroded when baked alone. The present disclosure also simplifies the manufacturing process of the touch panel. The present disclosure also provides a touch panel on the basis of the manufacturing method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventors: YANJUN XIE, YAU-CHEN JIANG, BIN LAI
  • Patent number: 8382919
    Abstract: A process of forming an ultrafine crystal layer in a workpiece constituted by a metallic material. The process includes: performing a machining operation on a surface of the workpiece, so as to impart a large local strain to the machined surface of the workpiece, where the machining operation causes the machined surface of the workpiece to be subjected to a plastic working that causes to have large local strain in the form of a true strain of at least one, such that the ultrafine crystal layer is formed in a surface layer portion of the workpiece that defines the machined surface of the workpiece. Also disclosed are a nanocrystal layer forming process, a machine component having the ultrafine crystal layer or the nanocrystal layer, and a machine component producing process of producing the machine component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignees: Toyohashi University of Technology, Univance Corporation
    Inventors: Minoru Umemoto, Yoshikazu Todaka, Tadashi Suzuki, Toshiichi Ota, Akihiro Yamashita, Shuji Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20130029055
    Abstract: Method and device for coating a continuously moving metal strip, according to which said strip, after having received its coating, is heated in a heating section, especially for evaporating solvents and for drying or curing the coating, and then cooled in water. A continuous series of sheet-metal elements is provided between the inlet of the tunnel furnace and the outlet of the water cooler so as to make the whole assembly gas-tight, and a device for atmosphere separation by injection of a gas at a temperature above the dew point of the solvents is placed between the outlet of the tunnel furnace and the inlet of the water cooler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: FIVES STEIN
    Inventors: Didler Delaunay, Lipp George Jean-Pierre
  • Publication number: 20130029054
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for treating oxide scale on the surface of a metal object. In one embodiment, a system temperature control apparatus controls the temperature of metal object's surface to an application temperature below the Leidenfrost temperature point of an alkali metal hydroxide aqueous conditioning solution. An application apparatus wets the metal object's surface at the controlled temperature with a thin layer of the solution that engages the oxide scale, and a heating apparatus heats the wetted surface to a final conditioning temperature above a melting point of the alkali metal hydroxide by an additional value selected to effect conditioning of the oxide scale at a reasonable but not excessive rate by the melting alkali metal hydroxide reacting with the oxide scale. The system terminates additional conditioning to prevent creation of additional oxide scale beyond the conditioned depth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: KOLENE CORPORATION
    Inventors: James C. Malloy, Dennis J. McCardle, Richard M. Kitchen
  • Publication number: 20130022752
    Abstract: Methods for treating a surface of a substrate are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, a method includes forming reactive sites on the surface of the substrate by exposing the surface of the substrate to a first atmospheric plasma formed from a first process gas comprising an inert gas; and functionalizing the reactive sites by exposing the surface of the substrate to a second atmospheric plasma formed from a second process gas comprising the inert gas and water vapor (H2O).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: U.S. Government as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: DAPHNE PAPPAS ANTONAKAS