Miscellaneous Patents (Class 427/445)
  • Patent number: 10323324
    Abstract: A method for producing patterned metallic coatings includes an initiator composition having at least one active substance being added to a substrate. A precursor composition including at least one precursor compound for a metallic layer is applied to the initiator composition coating. A metallic layer is then deposited by the active substance. At least one composition is applied as an emulsion in order to obtain a patterning of the resultant metallic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Leibniz-Institut fuer Neue Materialien gemeinnuetzige GmbH
    Inventors: Peter William de Oliveira, Tobias Dörr, Karsten Moh
  • Patent number: 10220408
    Abstract: A surface treatment assembly for treating a contoured surface includes an adjustable base having at least a first contour shape and a second contour shape. The surface treatment assembly further includes a plurality of applicator heads that are coupled to the adjustable base. Moreover, each applicator head is configured to apply a surface treatment to the contoured surface. Furthermore, the surface treatment assembly includes an actuator which is operatively coupled to the adjustable base and the actuator is configured to manipulate the adjustable base between the first contour shape and the second contour shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Raymond C. Eng, Kyle S. Biondich, Justin T Hoehn, Bennett M. Moriarty, Matthew H. Mellin, Dhananjay B. Vasa, George P. Halamandaris, John E. Miller, Jeffrey H. Olberg, Shane E. Arthur
  • Patent number: 10201888
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention provides a buff process module. The buff process module includes: a buff table on which a processing target object is mounted; a buff head that holds a buff pad for applying a predetermined process to the processing target object; a buff arm that supports and swings the buff head; a dresser for dressing the buff pad; and a cleaning mechanism that is disposed between the buff table and the dresser and is for cleaning the buff pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: EBARA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kuniaki Yamaguchi, Itsuki Kobata, Toshio Mizuno, Mitsuru Miyazaki, Naoki Toyomura, Takuya Inoue
  • Patent number: 9796738
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel quaternary amino alcohol functional organosilicon compounds, aqueous compositions containing the latter, and a method for their production, in particular in the form of oligomers and polymers which can be present in the partially or fully hydrolyzed form and are in particular water-soluble. The compositions comprise only an extremely small portion of VOCs. The invention further relates to their use, preferably in the production of inkjet photographic papers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Waβmer, Burkhard Standke, Stefan Scharfe, Christoph Batz-Sohn, Andrea Heuschen
  • Patent number: 9579616
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a Pickering destabilisation method. The present invention also relates to a method for phase separation, and specifically to a method for separating hydrocarbons for hydrocarbon extraction, as well as to a method for manufacturing porous substrates and to a method for manufacturing finished products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives
    Inventors: Florent Malloggi, Antoine Thill, Sarah Fouilloux
  • Patent number: 8956702
    Abstract: Epoxy resin compositions, which comprise (A) en epoxy resin having two or more epoxy groups in a molecule; (B) a phenol type curing agent where an average hydroxyl group content in a molecule (a mean value of (the total number of hydroxyl groups)/(the total number of benzene rings)), P, satisfies the equation 0<P<1; (C) a phenoxy resin; and (D) rubber particles, are suitable for use as an insulating layer of a multi-layered printed board in which, in spite of the fact that the roughness of a roughened surface after a roughening treatment is relatively small, an insulating layer having a good tight adhesion with a conductor layer formed by plating is able to be easily introduced into a multi-layered printed board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Kenji Kawai, Shigeo Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20140263272
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention generally relate to heated substrate supports having a protective coating thereon. The protective coating is formed from yttrium oxide at a molar concentration ranging from about 50 mole percent to about 75 mole percent; zirconium oxide at a molar concentration ranging from about 10 mole percent to about 30 mole percent; and at least one other component, selected from the group consisting of aluminum oxide, hafnium oxide, scandium oxide, neodymium oxide, niobium oxide, samarium oxide, ytterbium oxide, erbium oxide, cerium oxide, and combinations thereof, at a molar concentration ranging from about 10 mole percent to about 30 mole percent. The alloying of yttrium oxide with a compatible oxide improves wear resistance, flexural strength, and fracture toughness of the protective coating, relative to pure yttrium oxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Ren-Guan DUAN, Juan Carlos ROCHA-ALVAREZ, Jianhua ZHOU
  • Patent number: 8790491
    Abstract: The invention relates to coating slip including latex comprising styrene and with a particle size centered around 100 nm, the use of latex as an agent for reducing the low shear gradient viscosity and increasing the low shear gradient viscosity, and methods thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Coatex
    Inventors: Renaud Souzy, Francois Dupont
  • Publication number: 20140178590
    Abstract: System and method of producing multi-layered aluminum alloy products are disclosed. A multi-layered aluminum alloy product may be formed by first heating a first aluminum alloy to a first temperature where the first temperature is at least about 5° C. lower than the eutectic temperature of the first aluminum alloy, second heating a second aluminum alloy to a second temperature where the second temperature is at least about 5° C. higher than the liquidus temperature of the second aluminum alloy, and coupling the second aluminum alloy to the first aluminum alloy to produce a multi-layered aluminum alloy product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Alcoa Inc.
    Inventors: Men G. Chu, Jeffrey J. Shaw
  • Publication number: 20140141164
    Abstract: Systems and methods in accordance with embodiments of the invention implement layers of metallic glass-based materials. In one embodiment, a method of fabricating a layer of metallic glass includes: applying a coating layer of liquid phase metallic glass to an object, the coating layer being applied in a sufficient quantity such that the surface tension of the liquid phase metallic glass causes the coating layer to have a smooth surface; where the metallic glass has a critical cooling rate less than 1000 K/s; and cooling the coating layer of liquid phase metallic glass to form a layer of solid phase metallic glass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: California Institute of Technology
    Inventor: Douglas Hofmann
  • Publication number: 20140100144
    Abstract: Slide bearings and methods of producing slide bearings are disclosed. The slide bearing has a metal support and a sliding layer. No other layer is in contact with the sliding layer. The sliding layer is applied directly to the metal support. The sliding layer comprises a mixture of at least two polymers P1 and P2, wherein P1 is a fluoropolymer. P2 is a non-fluorinated thermoplastic polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventors: Julia Ziegler, Olaf Schmitjes, Marc A. Aerts
  • Patent number: 8647752
    Abstract: A thermal interface material (TIM) assembly is provided for use in conducting heat away from heat generating components. The TIM assembly generally includes a substrate, a metal alloy coupled to at least one side surface of the substrate, and a coating material covering at least part of the substrate and at least part of the metal alloy. The substrate may include a metal foil, a heat dissipating unit, a heat generating component, etc. The metal alloy may include a low melting metal alloy coupled to the substrate to form multiple bumps along the substrate in a pattern. The pattern may be generic such that the TIM assembly may be used with multiple different heat generating components to effectively conduct heat away from the multiple different heat generating components, or it may correspond to particular locations on a heat generating component away from which heat is to be conducted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Laird Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason L Strader, Richard F Hill
  • Patent number: 8574684
    Abstract: Method is provided for applying a cement mixture to a honeycomb body including the step of aligning a first end of the honeycomb body with respect to a first longitudinal axis of a first support member. The method further includes the step of aligning a second support member with respect to the second end of the honeycomb body. The second support member is allowed to move relative to the first support member such that a second longitudinal axis of second support member is not coincident with the first longitudinal axis. The method further includes the step of fixing the position of the honeycomb body with respect to the first support member and the second support member. The method still further includes the step of applying a cement mixture to the honeycomb body. An apparatus is provided that is configured to apply a cement mixture to a honeycomb body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Bruce Patrick Allen, Richard Wayne Bernard, Jeffrey John Domey, Rodney Gene Dunn, William Joseph Zaidel
  • Patent number: 8377507
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for applying a sealant includes a first chamber that retains a first substance. A second chamber retains a second substance, wherein the second chamber is in selective fluid communication with the first chamber. A third chamber retains a third substance. A first actuator is configured to cause fluid communication of the first and second chambers to allow the first and second substances to comingle and form a first mixture. A second actuator is configured to urge the first mixture and the third substance out of the sealant application apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Synthes USA, LLC
    Inventors: Kortney Wawrzyniak, Andreas Carl Pfahnl, John Owen White
  • Patent number: 8252226
    Abstract: A high-energy treated cutter comprising a substrate having a top surface, an outer region, and an inner core and a wear resistant layer coupled to the top surface. The high-energy treatment alters the substrate's physical properties so that the inner core provides greater toughness and the outer region provides greater hardness, and greater abrasion resistance. The layer is protected prior to commencement of the treatment. In one embodiment, a cover is positioned to surround the layer and then the cutter undergoes treatment, wherein the cutter is subjected to impact forces with other cutters. In another embodiment, the cutter is positioned within a recess formed in a tray table, thereby providing protection to the layer. The cutter is secured in place via vacuum, glue, or weight. A spray nozzle applies shot material directed to the substrate of the cutter, thereby applying the impact forces to alter the substrate's properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Varel International Ind., L.P.
    Inventors: Michael R. Reese, Kelly O. Malone
  • Patent number: 8119560
    Abstract: The invention is a surface coating which will reduce the aldehyde concentration in a room via a aldehyde reactive material contained in the coating. Upon reaction, the aldehyde becomes part of the reactive molecule and, thus, is permanently held within the coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: AWI Licensing Company
    Inventors: Kenneth G. Caldwell, Gourish Sirdeshpande, William Barrows, John R. Garrick, Michael Cook
  • Patent number: 8071816
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a compound according to the formula: Rf1[CH(—O—CH(3-m)Rf2m)(—O—CF2—CFH—Rf3)]n ??[I] wherein n is 1 or 2, wherein m is 1, 2 or 3, wherein, when n is 1, Rf1 is selected from the group consisting of highly fluorinated alkyl groups which are linear, branched, cyclic, or a combination thereof, which may optionally be substituted, and which may optionally contain one or more catenated heteroatoms; wherein, when n is 2, Rf1 is selected from the group consisting of highly fluorinated alkylene groups which are linear, branched, cyclic, or a combination thereof, which may optionally be substituted, and which may optionally contain one or more catenated heteroatoms; wherein each Rf2 is independently selected from the group consisting of alkyl groups which are linear, branched, cyclic, or a combination thereof, which may optionally be substituted, and which may optionally contain one or more catenated heteroatoms; wherein at least one Rf2 is highly fluorinated; wherein each Rf3 is indepe
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Richard M. Flynn, Michael G. Costello
  • Patent number: 8017246
    Abstract: A silicone resin composition and process for coating a light transmitting surface of an optoelectronic device is disclosed. The process involves applying a silicone resin to the light transmitting surface, and causing the silicone resin to cure to form a light transmitting protective coating on the light transmitting surface, the silicone resin having a sufficiently low proportion of organosiloxanes having molecular weights of up to about 1000, such that the protective coating includes less than about 10% of the organosiloxanes having molecular weights of up to about 1000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignees: Philips Lumileds Lighting Company, LLC, Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasumasa Morita, Nicolaas Joseph Martin van Leth, Cheun Jye Yow, Wai Choo Chai, Kinya Kodama, Tsutomu Kashiwagi, Toshio Shiobara
  • Patent number: 7985479
    Abstract: Polyisocyanate mixtures, their preparation by reacting aromatic polyisocyanate mixtures and nitrogen-containing polyetherol mixtures, and their use as an isocyanate component for the preparation of moisture-curing adhesives, said polyisocyanate mixtures comprising: (A) 15 to 35 wt. % of diphenylmethane diisocyanate with 2 aromatic rings; (3) 10 to 30 wt. % of polymeric diphenylmethane diisocyanate with 3 or more aromatic rings; and (C) 40 to 75 wt. % of an isocyanate-functional polyurethane; wherein the polyisocyanate mixture has an isocyanate content of 12 to 20 wt. %, an isocyanate functionality of >2.4, a viscosity of <10,000 mPa·s at 25° C., and a shear rate of 80 l/s.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Bayer MaterialScience AG
    Inventors: Christian Wamprecht, Christos Karafilidis, Peter Reichert
  • Patent number: 7976953
    Abstract: An aqueous composition with a sediment content ?5%, comprising a polyurethane dispersion wherein the polyurethane has an acid value in the range of from 25 to 65 mgKOH/g and comprises (i) 36 to 60 wt % of at least one aromatic polyisocyanate and where the polyurethane is prepared in the presence of (a) ?5 wt % of 1-methyl-2-pyrrolidinone by weight of the polyurethane, (b) 5 to 100 wt % of 1-ethyl-2-pyrrolidinone by weight of polyurethane and (c) water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventors: Ilse Van Casteren, Marc Roelands, Gerardus Cornelis Overbeek, Ronald Tennebroek
  • Patent number: 7927712
    Abstract: There is described a biaxially oriented polyolefin single or multi-layer film which comprises at least one core layer comprising a propylenic polymer component and either an ethylenic polymer component (preferably 0.2% to 8% by weight of core layer) or a styrenic polymer component (preferably 0.2% to 25% by weight of core layer). The films have a dynamic loss modulus (E?), at 3 Hz and 25° C., of 28 to 136 MPa (TD) and/or 73 to 135 MPa (MD) as well as a dynamic storage modulus (E?), at 3 Hz and 25° C., of 630 to 2800 MPa (TD) and/or 1300 to 3000 MPa (MD). These films are suitable for use as a label facestock with improved conformability for example to provide improved labels for squeezable containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Innovia Films, Ltd.
    Inventors: Peter Mills, Alasdair McEwen, Mike Taylor
  • Publication number: 20100310782
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for applying a sealant includes a first chamber that retains a first substance. A second chamber retains a second substance, wherein the second chamber is in selective fluid communication with the first chamber. A third chamber retains a third substance. A first actuator is configured to cause fluid communication of the first and second chambers to allow the first and second substances to comingle and form a first mixture. A second actuator is configured to urge the first mixture and the third substance out of the sealant application apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Inventors: Kortney Wawrzyniak, Andreas Carl Pfahnl, John Owen White
  • Publication number: 20100301603
    Abstract: A threaded tubular connection includes a female threaded portion at a first tubular component end and a male threaded portion at a second tubular component end, the female threaded portion including a female thread, at least one female sealing surface on its inner peripheral surface, and at least one female axial abutment surface, the male threaded portion including a male thread, at least one male sealing surface on its outer peripheral surface, at least one axial abutment surface, and a lip disposed between the sealing surface and an axial abutment surface located at a free end of the threaded portion distant from the thread, the male thread being made up into the female thread such that at least one male axial abutment surface is in contact with at least one female axial abutment surface, at least one male sealing surface being in interference contact with at least one corresponding female sealing surface, the portion of the lip between the sealing surface and the axial abutment surface being radially dist
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2008
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicants: Vallourec Mannesmann Oil & Gas France, Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Sylvain Beigneux, Daly Daly, Bertrand Maillon, Claire Patureau, Eric Verger, Michihiko Iwamoto, Keiichi Nakamura, Masaaki Sugino, Suguru Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20100304063
    Abstract: Metal-coated polymer articles containing structural substantially porosity-free, fine-grained and/or amorphous metallic coatings/layers optionally containing solid particulates dispersed therein on polymer substrates, are disclosed. The substantially porosity-free metallic coatings/layers/patches are applied to polymer or polymer composite substrates to provide, enhance or restore vacuum/pressure integrity and fluid sealing functions. Due to the excellent adhesion between the metallic coating and the polymer article satisfactory thermal cycling performance is achieved. The invention can also be employed as a repair/refurbishment technique. The fine-grained and/or amorphous metallic coatings are particularly suited for strong and lightweight articles, precision molds, sporting goods, aerospace and automotive parts and other components exposed to thermal cycling and stress created by erosion and impact damage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: INTEGRAN TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan McCrea, Fracisco Gonzalez, Gino Palumbo, Klaus Tomantschger, Rich Emrich, Konstantinos Panagiotopoulos, Mary Pasquantonio, John Kratochwil, Herath Katugaha
  • Publication number: 20100304033
    Abstract: Method is provided for applying a cement mixture to a honeycomb body including the step of aligning a first end of the honeycomb body with respect to a first longitudinal axis of a first support member. The method further includes the step of aligning a second support member with respect to the second end of the honey-comb body. The second support member is allowed to move relative to the first support member such that a second longitudinal axis of second support member is not coincident with the first longitudinal axis. The method further includes the step of fixing the position of the honeycomb body with respect to the first support member and the second support member. The method still further includes the step of applying a cement mixture to the honeycomb body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Bruce Patrick Allen, Richard Wayne Bernard, Jeffrey John Domey, Rodney Gene Dunn, William Joseph Zaidel
  • Publication number: 20100294740
    Abstract: An opening in a substrate is formed, e.g., using optical lithography, with the opening having sidewalls whose cross section is given by segments that are contoured and convex. The cross section of the opening may be given by overlapping circular regions, for example. The sidewalls adjoin at various points, where they define protrusions. A layer of polymer including a block copolymer is applied over the opening and the substrate, and allowed to self-assemble. Discrete, segregated domains form in the opening, which are removed to form holes, which can be transferred into the underlying substrate. The positions of these domains and their corresponding holes are directed to predetermined positions by the sidewalls and their associated protrusions. The distances separating these holes may be greater or less than what they would be if the block copolymer (and any additives) were to self-assemble in the absence of any sidewalls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joy Cheng, Kafai Lai, Wai-Kin Li, Young-Hye Na, Charles Rettner, Daniel P. Sanders
  • Publication number: 20100298738
    Abstract: Methods for processing a vessel, for example to provide a gas barrier or lubricity, are disclosed. First and second PECVD or other vessel processing stations or devices and a vessel holder comprising a vessel port are provided. An opening of the vessel can be seated on the vessel port. The interior surface of the seated vessel can be processed via the vessel port by the first and second processing stations or devices. Vessel barrier, lubricity and hydrophobic coatings and coated vessels, for example syringes and medical sample collection tubes are disclosed. A vessel processing system and vessel inspection apparatus and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Inventors: John T. Felts, Thomas E. Fisk, Robert S. Abrams, John Ferguson, Jonathan R. Freedman, Robert J. Pangborn, Peter J. Sagona
  • Publication number: 20100263785
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device and a method for impregnating filaments, wherein the filaments form a roving. The device comprises a barrel (10) having at least one groove (12) formed in circumferential direction of the barrel, an inner space formed along the centre axis of the barrel, and at least one recess (16) which forms a connection between the inner space and the groove. The recess includes a cylindrical section (16a), a conical section (16b) and a pocket section (16c). By means of said device and according to the method, a polymer material can be pressed successively from the inner space through at least the cylindrical section and the conical section into the groove to impregnate the filaments of the roving which is drawn through the groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2008
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Applicant: Borealis Technology Oy
    Inventor: Hermann Prokschi
  • Patent number: 7776237
    Abstract: Process for improving the brilliance of color and the stability of a colored polymer system, which is composed of a matrix and of discrete polymer particles distributed in accordance with a defined spatial lattice structure in the matrix, and which is obtained by filming of an emulsion polymer with core/shell structure, which comprises using an emulsion polymer obtainable by polymerizing monomers in at least one first stage (core monomers), then polymerizing monomers in at least one further, second stage (transition stage), and finally polymerizing monomers in a third stage (shell monomers), where, based on the percentage constitution of the monomer mixtures of the three stages, at most 30% by weight of the monomers of the first stage are identical with those of the third stage, and 5% of the monomers of the second stage are identical with, respectively, those of the first and those of the third stage, and not more than 60% by weight of the monomers of the 2nd stage here are monomers absent in the 1st sta
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Xu He, Reinhold J. Leyrer, Holger Schöpke
  • Patent number: 7771793
    Abstract: Polymers, and particularly conventional commodity bulk polymers, are modified to have a surface activity of interest using a surface modifying polymer that includes a moiety that favors migration to the surface of the bulk polymer together with a moiety provides the activity of interest (e.g., biocidal, wettability modifying (hydrophobic or hydrophilic), resistance to radiant energy, providing a functional group for functionalizing the surface, etc.). The surface modifying polymer is combined with the bulk polymer, and, due to the presence of the moiety that favors migration, concentrates primarily on the surface of the bulk polymer such that the moiety that provides the activity of interest is located primarily on the surface of the bulk polymeric article which is produced. Advantageously, only a minimal amount (such as, e.g., about 2 weight %) of polymeric surface modifier is needed. Being able to achieve desired properties (such as biocidal activity, wettability modification, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignees: Virginia Commonwealth University, The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Kenneth Joseph Wynne, Biao Duan, Steven Grunzinger, Umit Makal, Pinar Kurt, James Wynne
  • Publication number: 20100176088
    Abstract: To ensure a uniform flow over the surface of a product W, an apparatus is provided for the wet chemical treatment of the product W that is disposed in the apparatus 100. This apparatus comprises at least one flow member 150 that includes respectively at least one paddle-like flow element 155, wherein at least one flow member 155 is disposed situated opposite the surface of the product W and is moveable substantially parallel to the surface of the product W.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2008
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Applicant: ATOTECH DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Sebastian Dunnebeil, Heinz Klingl
  • Patent number: 7722771
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and apparatuses for the continuous processing and solids handling in near-critical and supercritical fluids. The present invention also allows for treatment of the starting material with the near-critical or supercritical fluid. The remaining raffinate is then continuously transferred and may be collected in a barrier fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Thar Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Lalit Chordia, Jose L. Martinez, Bhishmakumar Desai, Andrew Kegler
  • Patent number: 7722960
    Abstract: There is described a biaxially oriented polyolefin single or multi-layer film which comprises at least one core layer comprising a propylenic polymer component and either an ethylenic polymer component (preferably 0.2% to 8% by weight of core layer) or a styrenic polymer component (preferably 0.2% to 25% by weight of core layer). The films have a dynamic loss modulus (E?), at 3 Hz and 25° C., of 28 to 136 MPa (TD) and/or 73 to 135 MPa (MD) as well as a dynamic storage modulus (E?), at 3 Hz and 25° C., of 630 to 2800 MPa (TD) and/or 1300 to 3000 MPa (MD). These films are suitable for use as a label facestock with improved conformability for example to provide improved labels for squeezable containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Innovia Films Limited
    Inventors: Peter Mills, Alasdair McEwen, Mike Taylor
  • Patent number: 7691282
    Abstract: Disclosed is a hydrofluoroether compound comprising two terminal fluoroalkyl groups and an intervening substituted or unsubstituted oxymethylene group, each of the fluoroalkyl groups comprising only one hydrogen atom and, optionally, at least one catenated (that is, in-chain) heteroatom; with the proviso that the hydrogen atom is part of a monofluoromethylene moiety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Richard M. Flynn, Michael G. Costello
  • Patent number: 7655309
    Abstract: An isocyanate-reactive component is disclosed that reacts with a liquid polyisocyanate or polyisocyanate prepolymer in the preparation of a polyurethane-polyurea polymer. In one embodiment, a polyisocyanate component is reacted with an isocyanate-reactive component. The polyisocyanate component has an NCO group content of about 3% to about 50% and an average functionality of about 2 to about 3. The isocyanate-reactive component includes from about 20% to about 90% by weight, based on 100% by weight of the isocyanate-reactive component, of at least one organic compound having a mercaptan functional moiety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Specialty Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael S. Cork
  • Publication number: 20100022696
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electromagnetic wave-permeable brilliant coated resin product which has a brilliant coating film formed by applying a coating composition that includes a planar brightening material formed from aluminum, on a resin substrate. Within the brilliant coating film, the brightening material is oriented in a state such that a plane thereof is biased toward a direction that follows a surface of the brilliant coating film, and an average overlapping quantity (y), which is an average of a quantity of brightening material that crosses one orthogonal line that is orthogonal to the surface of the brilliant coating film, and an average inter-brightening material distance (x), which is an average of distances on the orthogonal line between adjacent brightening materials that cross said orthogonal line, satisfy the following two formulae: y?0.5 ??(formula 1), and y?0.3969x+0.594 ??(formula 2), where, the unit for x is ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Applicants: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD., ORIGIN ELECTRIC COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Yosuke Maruoka, Hiroshi Watarai, Takayasu Ido, Kojji Kuno, Osamu Koyanaka
  • Patent number: 7638173
    Abstract: A method for the operation of an in-line coating configuration comprising 2n+1 chambers, where n is an integer, and specifically is preferably 2. Thus, at least between two times two chambers of this installation one gate each can be opened and closed, it is possible to coat also overdimensioned substrates with the same installation. The opening and closing of the gates entails a change of the pressure courses in comparison to standard operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Applied Materials GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Holger Richert, Manfred Weimann
  • Publication number: 20090297738
    Abstract: Disclosed are a coating composition, coated article, and a method for treating one or more sides of the printable web with the composition, for providing improved printing ink dry time and gloss. The coating composition comprises: a calcium carbonate pigment component comprising a mixture high and low surface area calcium carbonate pigment; a metal salt drying agent; and a cationic dye fixing agent; a pigment binder; optionally a plastic pigment; and optionally an optical brightener; and which provides: a solids content of at least about 25%; a ratio of high to low surface area calcium carbonate in the range of from about 0.5:1 to about 20:1; and a ratio of calcium carbonate pigment component to pigment binder in the range of from about 4:1 to about 50:1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventors: Jay C. Song, Jingxiu Wan, Thomas R. Arnson, Kapil M. Singh, Michael F. Koenig, Timothy J. Bradford
  • Publication number: 20090246527
    Abstract: An article has a surface, at least a portion of which has a local radius of curvature of about 1000 nm or less. For example, the article may be a nanoparticle or a surface, a portion of which has a roughness characterized by a radius of curvature of about 1000 nm or less. A monolayer coating disposed on the surface includes a plurality of ligands organized into ordered domains having a characteristic size of less than or about equal to 10 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2006
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Inventors: Francesco Stellacci, Alicia M. Jackson
  • Publication number: 20090246397
    Abstract: The present invention is a resist solution supply apparatus for supplying a resist solution to a coating nozzle for discharging the resist solution to a substrate, including: a resist solution supply source storing the resist solution therein; a supply tube for supplying the resist solution from the resist solution supply source to the coating nozzle; a heating means provided on a side of the resist solution supply source along the supply tube for heating the resist solution in the supply tube to a predetermined temperature higher than room temperature; and a cooling means provided on a side of the coating nozzle along the supply tube for cooling the resist solution in the supply tube down to room temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Kousuke Yoshihara, Kentaro Yoshihara
  • Publication number: 20090239061
    Abstract: A coating system and a method for forming the coating system, the method including coating a surface of a gas turbine engine turbine component having a metallic surface that is outside the combustion gas stream and exposed to cooling air during operation of the engine. A gel-forming solution including a ceramic metal oxide precursor is provided. The gel-forming solution is heated to a first preselected temperature for a first preselected time to form a gel. The gel is then deposited on the metallic surface. Thereafter the gel is fired at a second preselected temperature above the first preselected temperature to form a ceramic corrosion resistant coating comprising a ceramic metal oxide is selected from the group consisting of zirconia, hafnia and combinations thereof. The ceramic corrosion resistant coating having a thickness of up to about 127 microns and remaining adherent at temperatures greater than about 1000° F.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2006
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian Thomas HAZEL, Jeffrey PFAENDTNER, Kevin Paul MCEVOY, Bangalore Aswatha NAGARAJ
  • Publication number: 20090226715
    Abstract: A coated article includes a substrate and a substantially pure metal layer coated thereon. The substantially pure metal layer is configured to enhance the strength of the underlying substrate. A method is also disclosed for making a coated article by providing a substrate and coating a substantially pure metal layer thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2008
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Leonid C. Lev, Erkan Konca, Michael J. Lukitsch
  • Patent number: 7586099
    Abstract: A vacuum plasma generator (VPG) includes an output connector for electrical connection of the VPG to at least one electrode of a plasma chamber. The VPG includes a mains connector for connection of the VPG to a mains power supply, a mains input filter coupled to the mains connector, a voltage converter coupled to the mains input filter for generating an output signal, a voltage converter control input for connection to a voltage converter control, a shield that surrounds at least the voltage converter, the mains power supply, and the mains input filter, and a connection device that provides an electrical connection between the shield and the plasma chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: HUETTINGER Elektronik GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Thorsten Eyhorn, Moritz Nitschke, Peter Wiedemuth, Gerhard Zahringer
  • Patent number: 7575644
    Abstract: A solution for treating a surface of an iron material includes (a) zirconium fluoride; (b) ion of a rare earth element and/or a compound containing a rare earth element; (c) a polyallylamine; (d) aluminum ion; and (e) free fluorine ion. Zirconium in the component (a) is at a weight concentration A of 10 to 1000 ppm. The ratio K of the weight concentration B of the rare earth element in the component (b) to the weight concentration A (B/A) is 0.1 to 30. The component (d) is at a weight concentration D of 50 to 250 ppm. The component (e) is at a weight concentration E of 0.5 to 30 ppm. A coating having excellent corrosion resistance before and after the subsequent coating can be deposited on the surface of an iron material by using the surface treating solution which does not contain environmentally harmful ingredients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignees: Nihon Parkerizing Co., Ltd., Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Takakuwa, Yuko Takanashi, Katsutoshi Ando, Yasuhito Murai
  • Patent number: 7569715
    Abstract: Perfluoro lower alkanesulfonamide-derived silanes which in an organic solvent are useful in treating siliceous substrates are described. The compositions may optionally contain an additional non-fluorinated compound in a mixture or condensation product. Methods for preparing perfluoro lower alkanesulfonamide-derived silanes are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Rudolf J. Dams, George G. I. Moore
  • Publication number: 20090174156
    Abstract: The process provides an expandable chuck with a variable diameter bulb having a variable wall thickness, the chuck being operatively designed to stretch the bulb to reduce its diameter for insertion into a photoreceptor pipe and upon relaxation to the compress the bulb so as to increased diameter. The design provides a universal chuck to reduce the cost of changing to different diameter chucks in accommodating different size photoreceptors during the coating and drying process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Peter J. SCHMITT
  • Publication number: 20090162209
    Abstract: A gas turbine blade comprises a base metal, a platform, an airfoil extending upwardly from the platform, a shank extending downwardly from the platform. The shank has an exterior wall and an internal passage, and the airfoil has a cooling flow channel inside the airfoil for flowing a cooling flow therethrough. The blade has a first chromide coating contacting the base metal of at least a portion of an interior surface of the shank and interdiffused therewith, wherein the first chromide coating does not have an aluminide coating deposited over it. The blade has a second chromide coating contacting the base metal of at least a portion of an interior surface of the airfoil and interdiffused therewith. A method for preparing a gas turbine blade comprises the steps of applying chromide coatings, sealing the interior passages of the shank and airfoil and applying an aluminide or platinum aluminide coating and an optional ceramic layer on the airfoil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Inventors: DAVID JOHN WORTMAN, Roger Dale Wustman, Nicole Marie Polley, Kathleen Diana Brammer, Brian Thomas Hazel
  • Publication number: 20090151791
    Abstract: The method of the present invention results in a secondary containment area for above ground storage tanks. The method involves leveling the site, laying a foundation bed, building a retaining barrier around the site, covering the foundation bed and retaining barrier with a liner cloth, and applying a layer of polyurea to the liner cloth and retaining barrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventor: Larry L. PERKINS
  • Publication number: 20090061102
    Abstract: A method for controlling dust on a surface comprising forming admixture of xanthan gum in water, calcium chloride, magnesium chloride, glycerol or glycerin in an amount effective to control dust; and applying the admixture to a surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Applicant: AKJ INDUSTRIES
    Inventors: Kenneth D. Burnside, John C. Cranfill
  • Publication number: 20090061101
    Abstract: A method for controlling dust on a surface with limited corrosion comprising forming admixture of xanthan gum in a halide brine solution in an amount effective to inhibit corrosion; and applying the admixture to a surface in an amount effective for dust control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Applicant: AKJ INDUSTRIES
    Inventors: John C. Cranfill, Kenneth D. Burnside